stray

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stray(
strey
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (lost)
a. extraviado
Animal shelters have to deal with a lot of stray pets.Los refugios de animales tienen que ocuparse de muchas mascotas extraviadas.
b. perdido
My daughter brought home a stray cat and asked if we could keep it.Mi hija trajo un gato perdido a casa y preguntó si podíamos quedarnos con él.
c. descarriado
The dog has been trained to drive stray sheep back to the flock.Se había entrenado el perro para hacer volver las ovejas descarriadas al rebaño.
2. (without owner)
a. callejero
Stray dogs chased after the cars, hoping for scraps of food.Unos perros callejeros corrían tras los carros esperando que les tiraran sobras de comida.
3. (isolated)
a. suelto
I flicked the stray dog hairs off the sofa.Quité los pelos sueltos del perro del sofá.
b. perdido
An innocent bystander was killed by a stray bullet when troops fired warning shots to disperse demonstrators.Una bala perdida mató a una persona inocente cuando las tropas dispararon tiros de advertencia para dispersar a los manifestantes.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4. (animal)
a. el perro callejero
(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)
We could reduce the number of strays if more dogs were neutered.Podríamos reducir el número de perros callejeros si se castrara a más perros.
b. el gato callejero
(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)
I think he must be a stray. He just appeared one day and we don't know who he belongs to.Creo que debe ser un gato callejero. Un día apareció de la nada y no sabemos de quién es.
c. el animal extraviado
(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)
We got most of the cattle back into the pen, but Mac took a quad bike to round up the strays.Logramos meter la mayoría de las vacas de nuevo en el corral, pero Mac tomó un quad para reunir a los animales extraviados.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to wander off; frequently used with "off")
a. apartarse
A boat had strayed off course.Un barco se había apartado de su rumbo.
b. alejarse
Their teacher told them not to stray too far from the rest of the group.Su profesor le dijo que no se alejaran demasiado del resto del grupo.
c. desviarse
He soon found that he'd strayed off the path. It wasn't very well marked.Pronto se dio cuenta que se había desviado del camino. No estaba muy bien señalizado.
d. divagar
Alan had strayed off the topic so I tried to steer the conversation back to the agenda.Alan divagaba, así que traté de llevar la conversación de nuevo hacia el orden del día.
6. (to get lost)
a. extraviarse
Owners who let their dogs stray will have to pay a fine.Los dueños que permiten que se extravíen sus perros serán multados.
b. perderse
A four-year-old boy had strayed and was picked up by a police officer.Se perdió un niño de cuatro años y lo recogió un policía.
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stray
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (dog)
a. el perro callejero
(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. (cat)
a. el gato callejero
(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)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (dog, cat)
a. callejero(a)
4. (bullet)
a. perdido(a)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (general)
a.
to stray fromdesviarse de
to stray from the pointdivagar
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stray [streɪ]
adjective
1 (errant) [+bullet] perdido; [+sheep] descarriado; [+cow, dog] extraviado
a stray cat (lost) un gato extraviado; (alley cat) un gato callejero
2 (isolated, occasional) aislado
in a few stray cases en algunos casos aislados; a few stray cars algún que otro coche; a few stray thoughts unos cuantos pensamientos inconexos
noun
1 (animal) animal (m) extraviado; (child) niñoaniña (m) (f) sin hogar;a niña niñoaniña (m) (f) desamparadoadesamparada;a niña a desamparada
2 strays (Rad) parásitos (m)
intransitive verb
1 [+animal] (roam) extraviarse; (get lost) perderse; extraviarse
if the gate is left open the cattle stray si se deja abierta la puerta las vacas se escapan
2 (wander) [+person] vagar; ir sin rumbo fijo; [+speaker, thoughts] desvariar
to stray from also apartarse de; we had strayed two kilometres from the path nos habíamos desviado dos kilómetros del camino; they strayed into the enemy camp erraron el camino y se encontraron en el campamento enemigo; my thoughts strayed to the holidays empecé a pensar en las vacaciones
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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