scream

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scream(
skrim
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to yell)
a. gritar
She screamed with delight when she won the pageant.Gritó de alegría cuando ganó el concurso.
The little boy was screaming because he saw a spider in the kitchen.El niñito comenzó a gritar porque vió una araña en la cocina.
b. chillar
He screamed at the sight of so much blood.Chilló al ver tanta sangre.
c. berrear (baby)
The baby is sick and has been screaming for half an hour.El bebé está enfermo y ha estado berreando por media hora.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to yell)
a. gritar
The crowd screamed obscenities at the opposing players.La multitud gritó obscenidades a los jugadores opuestos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (loud cry)
a. el grito
(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 heard a scream and came to see what the problem was.Escuchamos un grito y venimos a ver qué es el problema.
b. el chillido
(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 heard a scream at the dentist's office, so I got up and left.Oí un chillido en la oficina del dentista, así que me paré y me fui.
c. el alarido
(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)
(louder)
She heard a scream in the line for the roller coaster and decided it would be better not to ride it.Escuchó un alarido en la fila para la montaña rusa y decidió que era mejor no montarse.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(very funny)
a. graciosísima (adjective)
I think Tina Fey is a scream.Creo que Tina Fey es graciosísima.
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scream
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of person)
a. el grito m, chillido
(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)
to let out a screamsoltar un grito
screams of laughtercarcajadas fpl
2. (colloquial)
a. (good fun)
it was a screamfue para morirse de risa or
he's a screames la monda
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
a. gritar
to scream abuselanzar improperios or insultos
the headlines screamed “guilty”los titulares or
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
a. gritar, chillar
jets screamed overheadlos reactores pasaron con estruendo
to scream in paingritar de dolor
to scream with laughterreírse a carcajadas
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scream [skriːm]
noun
1 (yell) grito (m); (high-pitched) chillido (m); (stronger) alarido (m)
a scream of agony un grito or alarido de dolor
a scream of delight un grito de alegría
the scream of the eagle el chillido del águila
to let out or give a scream pegar un grito; soltar un grito
he gave a scream as he fell backwards he gave a scream of pain she gave a scream of delight when she saw him He let out a scream of joy on seeing his mother
a scream of joy un grito de alegría
there were screams of laughter hubo sonoras carcajadas
his voice rose to a scream levantó la voz y empezó a gritar
a scream of terror un grito or alarido de terror
a scream rose in her throat there was a muffled scream from the next room I could hear the screams of the injured He gave a terrific, high-pitched scream of pure agony and went rigid He threw both hands into the air, let out a scream of sheer delight and allowed himself his first smile She threw the book at the mirror with a scream of rage the scream of a fox
2 [of machinery, brakes] chirrido (m)
there was a scream of brakes outside the car crumpled, with a roar and a scream of tortured metal The Mercedes had disappeared down the highway, trailing the diminishing scream of rapid acceleration
3
it was a scream fue la monda (informal); fue para morirse de la risa; he's a scream es graciosísimo; es de lo más chistoso; es la monda (informal)
He was jumping around with his trousers round his legs. It was a scream they were barely able to hear each other over \the scream of the wind\
transitive verb
1 [+abuse, orders] gritar
they started screaming abuse at us nos empezaron a insultar a voz en grito; nos empezaron a gritar insultos
he turned to scream orders to his men women in the public benches screamed abuse as he was led away the need to shout, \to scream accusations\, had passed with time
to scream blue murder (protest) poner el grito en el cielo
soldiers with drawn swords, brandishing pennoned spears and screaming blue murder when she saw the syringe she started screaming blue murder if these women had seen last night's film of these revolting little creatures chomping their way through baby birds and rabbits they'd have screamed blue murder at the thought of ever wearing one
2 [+headlines]
"650 dead," screamed the headlines 650 muertos rezaban los enormes titulares
newspaper headlines screamed: "DIANA THE HUNTRESS" headlines screamed that the overall 7.5 percent rate was the highest in almost eight years
intransitive verb
[+person] chillar; gritar; [+baby] berrear
if I hear one more joke about my hair, I shall scream una palabra más acerca de mi pelo y me pongo a gritar; they dragged him screaming out of the shop lo tuvieron que sacar de la tienda a rastras; I was kept awake by a screaming baby me tenía despierto un niño que no hacía más que berrear
as he talked, an airforce jet screamed over the town women were screaming, some of the houses near the bridge were on fire
to scream at sb gritar a algn
to scream for help pedir ayuda a gritos
to scream in or with pain pegar or soltar un grito de dolor; gritar de dolor
I saw a three-year-old girl screaming with pain as the doctors took shrapnel out of a gaping wound in her back he liked to hear his victims scream with pain His knee snapped, and Syd fell to the ground screaming with pain to scream [out]
I must have screamed out in my sleep debí de chillar or gritar entre sueños
the headline screamed out from the page el titular saltaba a la vista
she screamed out in pain
to scream with laughter reírse a carcajada limpia
you'd scream with laughter if you saw my computer - it's ancient to scream like a stuck pig
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