ruffle

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ruffle(
ruh
-
fuhl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to disturb)
a. agitar
As I sat reading, the breeze started to ruffle my shirt sleeve.Mientras estaba sentado leyendo, la brisa empezó a agitarme la manga de la camisa.
The wind ruffled the surface of the lake.El viento agitó la superficie del lago.
b. rizar (water)
A light breeze ruffled the surface of the water.Una brisita rizaba la superfice del agua.
c. alborotar (hair)
The wind had ruffled Celia's hair.El viento le había alborotado el cabello a Celia.
d. despeinar (hair)
Uncle Pete always used to run his hand over my head and ruffle my hair affectionately.El tío Pete siempre me pasaba la mano por la cabeza y me despeinaba en señal de cariño.
2. (to crease)
a. arrugar
Sitting for so long had ruffled the back of my shirt.Estar sentado tanto tiempo me había arrugado la parte de atrás de la camisa.
3. (sewing)
a. fruncir
My mother taught me how to ruffle the fabric so that it looks pretty.Mi madre me enseñó a fruncir la tela para que quede linda.
4. (to raise)
a. erizar (bird's feathers)
The male bird ruffles its feathers to attract the female's attention.El pájaro macho eriza las plumas para llamar la atención de la hembra.
5. (to upset)
a. alterar
The hostile questions from the journalists ruffled the police chief.Las preguntas hostiles de los periodistas alteraron al jefe de la policía.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
6. (sewing)
a. el volante fruncido
(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)
The blouse had two pretty pink ruffles on the front.La blusa llevaba dos lindos volantes fruncidos de color rosa en la parte de delante.
b. el volado
(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)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
She used to wear long skirts with ruffles.Solía vestir faldas largas con volados.
7. (crease)
a. la arruga
(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)
A linen skirt almost always has a lot of ruffles.Una falda de lino casi siempre está llena de arrugas.
8. (ripple)
a. el rizo
(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)
There was hardly a ruffle on the surface of the pond.No se formaba apenas un rizo en la superficie del estanque.
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ruffle
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (disturb; water surface)
a. rizar
2. (hair)
a. despeinar
to ruffle somebody's feathershacer enfadar, enojar a alguien
to ruffle somebody's composurehacer perder la calma a alguien
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ruffle [ˈrʌfl]
noun
arruga (f); (Cos) volante (m) fruncido; (ripple) rizo (m);
transitive verb
[+surface of water] agitar; rizar; [+hair] despeinar; [+feathers] erizar; [+fabric] fruncir; [+bedclothes] arrugar
nothing ruffles him no se altera por nada; she wasn't at all ruffled no se perturbó en lo más mínimo
to ruffle sb's feathers herir las susceptibilidades de algn
we need to plan our campaign carefully so that we progress in slow stages. We don't want to ruffle any feathers
to smooth sb's ruffled feathers alisar las plumas erizadas de algn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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