wag
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wag(
wahg
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to move to and fro)
a. menear
The dog was wagging his tail like crazy, thinking we were taking him for a walk.El perro meneaba el rabo como loco, pensando que íbamos a sacarlo a pasear.
b. mover
Hetty pursed her lips and wagged her head from side to side in disapproval.Hetty frunció los labios y movió la cabeza de un lado a otro con desaprobación.
c. agitar
Frances wagged a finger to hush the children.Frances agitó el dedo para hacer callar a los niños.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to move to and fro)
a. menearse
The dogs rushed to the door, tails wagging furiously.Los perros se lanzaron hacia la puerta, mientras sus colas se meneaban frenéticamente.
b. moverse
Eventually Rex calmed down and his tail stopped wagging.Rex finalmente se calmó y su rabo dejó de moverse.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (to and fro movement)
a. el meneo
(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).
The lady rejected my offer with a wag of her head.La señora rechazó mi oferta con un meneo de la cabeza.
b. el movimiento
(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).
I thought the dog was dead until I noticed a slight wag of its tail.Pensé que el perro estaba muerto, hasta que noté el ligero movimiento de su rabo.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(joker)
a. el bromista
(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).
, la bromista
(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).
Some wag had pinned a paper target onto my back.Algún bromista me había prendido una diana de papel en la espalda con un alfiler.
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wag
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
a. el bromista mf, guasón(ona)
(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).
la bromista mf, guasón(ona)
(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).
(joker)
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wag [wæɡ]
noun
[of tail] sacudida (f); meneo (m); [of finger] movimiento (m)
the dog gave a wag of its tail el perro sacudió or meneó la cola
transitive verb
[+tail] sacudir; menear
the dog wagged its tail el perro sacudió or meneó la cola; he wagged a finger at me, "naughty, naughty!" he said me apuntó agitando el dedo —¡pillín, pillín! —dijo
She wagged a finger under his nose in a taunting gesture
intransitive verb
[+tail] sacudirse; menearse
tongues will wag se dará que hablar
tongues would start wagging if she moved in
tongues were wagging about their relationship las malas lenguas hablaban de sus relaciones
wag [wæɡ]
noun
(joker) bromista (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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