thirst

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thirst(
thuhrst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (desire to drink)
a. la sed
(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).
(F)
I prefer to quench my thirst with a cold glass of water.Prefiero saciar mi sed con un vaso de agua fría.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(strong desire)
a. el ansia
(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).
(F)
Our team has a thirst for victory.Nuestro equipo tiene ansia de triunfo.
b. las ansias
(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).
(F)
The liberated hostages returned home with a thirst for revenge.Los rehenes liberados regresaron a casa con ansias de venganza.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to desire; used with "for")
a. tener sed de
Orlando has always thirsted for knowledge.Orlando siempre ha tenido sed de conocimiento.
b. tener ansias de
Ann wants a boyfriend who thirsts for excitement like she does.Ann quiere un novio que tenga ansias de emoción como ella.
c. estar sediento de
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Roberta thirsts for love and companionship.Roberta está sedienta de amor y compañerismo.
4. (to be thirsty)
a. tener sed
They were thirsting and weak after days of trekking through the outback.Tenían sed y se sentían débiles tras días de caminar por el interior.
b. estar sediento
The poor dogs were panting and thirsting in the extreme heat.Los pobres perros jadeaban y estaban sedientos en el calor extremo.
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thirst
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la sed
(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).
(F)
2. (fig)
a.
the thirst for knowledgela sed de conocimientos
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (for knowledge, revenge)
a. tener sed
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thirst [θɜːst]
noun
sed (f)
to have a thirst for sth tener sed or ansias de algo
to have a thirst for revenge/blood/excitement
the thirst for knowledge la sed or el afán de saber; I've got a real thirst (on me) ¡me muero de sed! (informal)
intransitive verb
to thirst after or for sth tener sed or ansias de algo; estar sediento de algo (literary)
to thirst for revenge/blood/excitement he has always thirsted after money
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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