spasm

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spasm(
spah
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zuhm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (medicine)
a. el espasmo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Charles woke up with a spasm in his back in the middle of the night.Charles se despertó con un espasmo en la espalda en medio de la noche.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(outburst)
a. el ataque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The whole audience was rolling on the floor in spasms of laughter.Todo el público se revolcaba por el piso en un ataque de risa.
b. el acceso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The tuberculosis patient was suddenly overcome with a spasm of coughs.La paciente de tuberculosis fue acometida repentinamente por un acceso de tos.
c. el arrebato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A spasm of rage came over the warden when Oliver asked for more.Al rector le dio un arrebato de ira cuando Oliver pidió más.
d. el arranque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The result of the elections caused a spasm of violence in the small nation.El resultado de las elecciones provocó un arranque de violencia en el pequeño país.
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spasm
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (medicine)
a. el espasmo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (fig)
a. el acceso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of coughing, jealousy)
3. (fig)
a. el arranque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of activity)
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spasm [ˈspæzəm]
noun
1 (Med) espasmo (m)
2 (fit) ataque (m); acceso (m)
a spasm of coughing un ataque or acceso de tos; in a spasm of fear en un arrebato de miedo; a sudden spasm of activity un arranque or arrebato de actividad; to work in spasms trabajar a rachas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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