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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (agile)
a. flexible
Many people take glucosamine to keep their joints supple.Mucha gente toma glucosamina para mantener flexibles las articulaciones.
b. ágil
Years of yoga meant Charlotte's body was supple and strong.Los años que Charlotte había hecho yoga le habían dejado el cuerpo ágil y fuerte.
2. (flexible)
a. flexible
You can buy special oils to keep your leather boots supple.Puedes comprar unos aceites especiales para que tus botas de cuero se mantengan flexibles.
b. elástico
The lining has to be made from a strong, supple material like silicone.El forro se tiene que hacer de un material fuerte y elástico como la silicona.
3. (soft)
a. suave
A good moisturizer helps to keep your skin supple.Una buena crema hidratante ayuda a mantener suave la piel.
4. (active)
a. ágil
Her mind is still supple and she has lost none of her famous wit.Su mente sigue ágil y no ha perdido para nada su agudeza famosa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to make more flexible)
a. hacer que gane flexibilidad
The site offers a range of exercises for suppling your horse if you are considering dressage competition.El sitio ofrece una serie de ejercicios para hacer que su caballo gane flexibilidad con vistas a la doma de exhibición.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to become more flexible)
a. ganar flexibilidad
After a few months of dedicated exercises, Julia could see her old mare was beginning to supple.Tras varios meses de intensos ejercicios, Julia notó que su vieja yegua empezaba a ganar flexibilidad.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. flexible
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supple [ˈsʌpl]
[+body, leather] flexible; [+joint, limb] ágil; [+skin] suave
to keep sth supple mantener algo flexible
this will keep your skin supple esto mantendrá tu piel suave; to keep o.s. supple mantenerse flexible
Try these simple exercises to keep your feet supple
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