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loaf1

Saltos de línea: loaf
Pronunciación: /ləʊf
 
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sustantivo (plural loaves /ləʊvz/)

1A quantity of bread that is shaped and baked in one piece and usually sliced before being eaten: a loaf of bread a granary loaf
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Sooner rather than later, you really must bake a loaf of bread.
  • There is nothing as simple as baking a loaf of bread or a cake.
  • We spotted this curry chicken baked in a loaf of bread at a neighbouring table.
1.1An item of food formed into an oblong shape and sliced into portions.
Example sentences
  • She had her share of bad '70s health food - think soy loaf - but she was also exposed to a variety of foods at an early age.
  • Not content to have a nice big dish of holiday mushroom ravioli or lentil loaf, vegetarians seem curiously afflicted with a desire to conform to the season.
  • Garnished with fresh vegetables and a side of mashed potatoes, this loaf of pure C grade meat is the talk of the town.

Origen

Old English hlāf, of Germanic origin; related to German Laib.

Frases

half a loaf is better than no bread

1
proverb It is better to accept less than one wants or expects than to have nothing at all.
Example sentences
  • I said, ‘Well, half a loaf is better than no bread.’
  • As I've said, many people will not regard the recycling operation as the most ideal one for the ultra modern advance factory, but as the old saying goes, half a loaf is better than no bread.
  • Still half a loaf is better than no bread, although it is important that the managerial commitment to address this particular situation in 2003 is honoured.

use one's loaf

2
British informal Use one’s common sense.
[probably from loaf of bread, rhyming slang for 'head']
Example sentences
  • They used their loaf when they set up in business 41 years ago.
  • But we would urge people to use their loaf when parking and make sure they don't leave anything of value on display.
  • He said: ‘Farrell is a good player but he needs to start using his loaf a bit more, vary play and not feel he has a divine right to do everything.’

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Saltos de línea: loaf
Pronunciación: /ləʊf
 
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verbo

[no object]
Spend one’s time in an aimless, idle way: don’t let him see you loafing about with your hands in your pockets
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Had a busy week dealing with drunk rambling boyfriends (well… not plural, there was only one) celebrating St David's day and generally loafing about.
  • He is pragmatic about the idea of trendily shod herder kids loafing about the steppe.
  • Only about 20 others shared in this unique experience in the screening I attended, while outside in the mall where the cinema is located thousands were window - shopping or loafing about.
Sinónimos
do nothing, take things easy, idle, be idle, shirk one's duties;
waste time, fritter away time, kill time, while away the time, twiddle one's thumbs, sit on one's hands, dawdle, dally
British informal hang about, mooch about/around
North American informal bum around

Origen

mid 19th century: probably a back-formation from loafer.

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