utter
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (total)
a. total
I went from utter confusion to laughing so hard my stomach hurt.Pasé de la confusión total a reírne tanto que me dolía el estómago.
b. absoluto
Paying my taxes evokes feelings of utter despair.Pagar los impuestos me produce sentimientos de absoluta desesperación.
c. completo
We saw a lightning and then we were left in utter darkness.Vimos un relámpago y luego nos quedamos en la más completa oscuridad.
d. perfecto
Jim felt an utter fool asking his next-door neighbor to open the bottle for him.Jim se sentía un perfecto idiota pidiéndole a su vecina de al lado que le abriera la botella.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to vocalize)
a. pronunciar
There are many words that my heart shouts, but my lips dare not utter.Hay tantas palabras que mi corazón grita, pero mis labios no se atreven a pronunciar.
b. decir
It took me months to find the courage to utter those words to you.Tardé meses en encontrar el valor para decirte esas palabras.
c. dar
Mother uttered a cry of joy and held me to her chest.Mamá dio un grito de alegría y me abrazó contra su pecho.
d. soltar
The fans uttered a sigh of relief when he stood up.Los aficionados soltaron un suspiro de alivio cuando se puso de pie.
e. proferir
Those who utter insults behind your back can't be called friends.A los que profieren insultos a tus espaldas no se los puede llamar amigos.
3. (legal)
a. poner en circulación
The police arrested him for uttering false currency.La policía lo detuvo por poner billetes falsos en circulación.
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utter
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (cry)
a. lanzar, dar
2. (word)
a. decir, pronunciar
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utter [ˈʌtəʳ]
transitive verb
1 [+words] pronunciar; [+cry] dar; soltar; [+threat, insult etc] proferir; [+libel] publicar
she never uttered a word no dijo nada or (ni una) palabra; don't utter a word about it no le digas nada a nadie
2 (Jur) [+counterfeit money] poner en circulación; expender
utter [ˈʌtəʳ]
adjective
completo; total; [+madness] puro; [+fool] perfecto
utter nonsense! ¡tonterías!; it was an utter disaster fue un desastre total; he was in a state of utter depression estaba completamente deprimido
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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