wolf

USAGE NOTE
The plural of "wolf" is "wolves."
wolf(
woolf
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (animal)
a. el lobo
(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)
A pack of wolves had attacked the sheep.Una manada de lobos había atacado las ovejas.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(womanizer)
a. el donjuán
(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'd steer clear of that wolf if I were you.Yo en tu lugar no tendría nada que ver con ese donjuán.
b. el tenorio
(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)
He has a reputation for being a bit of a wolf.Tiene fama de tenorio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to devour; often used with "down")
a. zamparse
I was so hungry I wolfed two pizzas.Tenía tanta hambre que me zampé dos pizzas.
b. engullir
He wolfs down his food as if he were starving.Engulle la comida como si estuviera hambriento.
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wolf
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el lobo
(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)
wolf cublobezno m, lobato m
2. (idioms)
a.
to earn enough to keep the wolf from the doorganar lo suficiente como para ir tirando
to throw somebody to the wolvesarrojar a alguien a las fieras
a wolf in sheep's clothingun lobo con piel de cordero
to cry wolfdar una falsa voz de alarma
wolf [wʊlf]
noun
wolves (plural) [wʊlvz]
1 (animal) lobo (m)
lone wolf lobo (m) solitario
to cry wolf dar una falsa alarma
to keep the wolf from the door defenderse de or contra la miseria
a wolf in sheep's clothing un lobo disfrazado de cordero
to throw sb to the wolves arrojar a algn a los lobos
2 (womanizer) tenorio (m)
transitive verb
(also wolf down) zamparse (informal); engullir
modifier
wolf whistle (n) silbido (m) de admiración
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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