stalk
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stalk(
stak
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (botany)
a. el tallo
(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).
Each stalk in a wheat plant ends in a spike.En la planta de trigo, cada tallo remata en una espiga.
b. el troncho
(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).
(leafy vegetables)
Cut off the lettuce stalks before adding it to the salad.Corta los tronchos de la lechuga antes de añadirla a la ensalada.
c. el pedúnculo
(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).
The stalk of this particular flower has thorns on it.El pedúnculo de esta flor particular tiene espinas.
2. (automobile) (United Kingdom)
a. la palanca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She pulled the stalk to switch on the headlights.Tiró de la palanca para encender los faros.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to pursue obsessively)
a. acosar
I had to change my phone number because that guy was stalking me.Tuve que cambiar mi número de teléfono porque el tipo ése me estaba acosando.
4. (to hunt)
a. acechar
The cat stalked the pigeon to get closer to its prey before pouncing.El gato acechaba la paloma para acercarse a su presa antes de abalanzarse.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to leave upset; used with "off")
a. irse ofendido
I don't know what I said, but he just stalked off all of a sudden.No sé qué dije, pero se fue ofendido de repente.
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stalk
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of plant, flower)
a. el tallo
(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).
2. (of fruit)
a. el rabo
(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).
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
stalk [stɔːk]
noun
1 (Bot) tallo (m); caña (f); (cabbage stalk) troncho (m)
2 [of glass] pie (m)
3 (Aut) (control stalk) palanca (f)
stalk [stɔːk]
transitive verb
[+animal] [+hunter] cazar al acecho; [+animal] acechar; [+person] seguir los pasos de
before she was murdered, she had complained to police about someone stalking her being stalked by odd fans is one of the hazards of fame
intransitive verb
(walk)
to stalk away or off irse con paso airado; she stalked out of the room salió airada del cuarto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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