rot
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rot(
rat
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (biology)
a. la putrefacción
(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).
Wood rot is all too common in the tropics.La putrefacción de la madera es muy común en los trópicos.
b. la podredumbre
(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).
Rot destroyed half of the peach crop this year.La podredumbre destruyó la mitad de la cosecha de duraznos este año.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(corruption)
a. la podredumbre
(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).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
The rot in the political system is disheartening to many.La podredumbre en el sistema político es desalentador para muchos.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(nonsense) (United Kingdom)
a. las tonterías
(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).
The government's claims that people are no longer struggling financially is a load of old rot.Las afirmaciones del gobierno que la gente ya no tiene problemas económicos no son más que tonterías.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to deteriorate)
a. pudrirse
The potatoes in the shed have rotted and there are flies everywhere.Las papas en el cobertizo se pudrieron y hay moscas por todas partes.
b. descomponerse
One of the oranges at the bottom of the bowl rotted and left a nasty mess.Una de las naranjas al fondo del plato se descompuso y dejó una mugre fea.
5.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to languish)
a. pudrirse
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Sandra confided in her best friend that she was rotting in a loveless marriage and wanted a divorce.Sandra le confió a su mejor amiga que se estaba pudriendo en un matrimonio sin amor y quería divorciarse.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to decompose)
a. pudrir
A rotten apple can rot all the rest of the apples in the barrel.Una manzana podrida puede pudrir todas las demás manzanas del barril.
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rot
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in house, wood)
a. la podredumbre
(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).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the rot has set inel mal ha empezado a arraigar
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to stop the rotimpedir que la situación siga degenerando
4. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. la sandeces
(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).
(nonsense)
b. la pendejadas
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (general)
a. pudrir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (general)
a. pudrirse
to rot in prisonpudrirse en la cárcel
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rot [rɒt]
noun
1 (process) putrefacción (f); (substance) podredumbre (f)
the rot set in la decadencia comenzó; todo empezó a decaer
to stop the rot cortar el problema de raíz; cortar por lo sano
2 especially (Britain) (nonsense) tonterías (f); babosadas (f); (LAm)
oh rot! what rot! ¡qué tonterías!
don't talk rot! ¡no digas bobadas!
transitive verb
pudrir; descomponer
intransitive verb
pudrirse; descomponerse
to rot in jail pudrirse en la cárcel; you can rot for all I care! ¡que te pudras!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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