swarm

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swarm(
sworm
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (dense group of insects)
a. el enjambre
(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)
(bees)
Jessica discovered a swarm of bees had nested in her backyard.Jessica descubrió que un enjambre de abejas había anidado en su patio trasero.
b. la nube
(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 left my car windows open and came back to find a swarm of buzzing mosquitoes.Dejé los cristales del coche abiertos y al regresar encontré una nube de mosquitos que zumbaban.
2. (large group)
a. la multitud
(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 was perplexed by the swarm of people at the coffee house until I saw the sign offering free coffee.Me quedé perplejo por la multitud de personas en el café hasta que vi el letrero de café gratis.
b. el enjambre
(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 girl was shocked when she saw the swarm walking through Times Square.La muchacha se quedó asombrada cuando vio el enjambre caminando por Times Square.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to fly in a swarm)
a. enjambrar (bees)
The bees swarmed when the bear knocked the hive off the branch.Las abejas enjambraron cuando el oso tiró la colmena de la rama.
b. pulular
When the weather is warm, flies swarm into my backyard.Cuando el clima está cálido, las moscas pululan por mi patio trasero.
4. (to be overrun with; used with "with")
a. estar plagado de
The Italian beach was swarming with Russian tourists.La playa italiana estaba plagada de turistas rusos.
5. (to crowd; used with "around")
a. arremolinarse alrededor
Journalists swarmed around the actress as she walked out of the theater.Los periodistas se arremolinaron alrededor de la actriz al salir del teatro.
6. (to climb; used with "up")
a. trepar
John swarmed up the ladder and into the overhanging tree branches.John trepó por la escalera a las ramas del árbol que sobresalían.
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swarm
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of bees)
a. el enjambre
(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)
2. (of people)
a. el nube f, enjambre
(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)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (bees)
a. volar en enjambre
4. (people)
a. apelotonarse, ir en masa
Oxford was swarming with touristsOxford era un hervidero de turistas
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
swarm [swɔːm]
noun
[of bees, mosquitoes] enjambre (m); [of people] multitud (f)
there were swarms of people había (una) multitud de gente; they came in swarms vinieron en tropel
intransitive verb
[+bees] enjambrar
Stratford is swarming with tourists Stratford está plagado de turistas; journalists swarmed around her los periodistas se arremolinaban alrededor de ella; children swarmed all over the car había niños pululando alrededor del coche
swarm [swɔːm]
intransitive verb
to swarm up a tree/rope trepar rápidamente por un árbol/una cuerda
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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