Definición de raw en inglés:


Saltos de línea: raw
Pronunciación: /rɔː


  • 1(Of food) not cooked: raw eggs salsify can be eaten raw in salads
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    • Our mothers cooked real food from raw ingredients, making magical meals out of very little.
    • Both dishes were marvellous; fine raw ingredients cooked to juicy, succulent perfection and allowed to stand for themselves without the need for endless sauces and marinades.
    • Pregnant women should avoid foods made with raw or partially cooked eggs, like egg nog and hollandaise sauce.
  • 1.1(Of a material or substance) in its natural state; unprocessed: raw silk raw sewage
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    • One thing you should remember - unless you have gone rustic and want to play with stone and raw wood - building materials come in standard sizes.
    • Similar in texture and appearance to paint, these materials can be applied to almost any building material, including raw wood, drywall and steel.
    • The bride looked stunning in an ivory and gold raw silk dress of Irish design and carried a bouquet of delicate cream roses.
    unprocessed, untreated, unrefined, crude, natural, unmilled, unprepared, unfinished; green
  • 1.2(Of data) not analysed, evaluated, or processed for use: there were a number of errors in the raw data
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    • Sometimes it is justifiable to go beyond raw statistics.
    • I'm a bit cloudy on the dates, so I'll leave those out and just go with the raw facts.
    • Here, we discuss some of more interesting preliminary findings garnered from a descriptive statistical analysis of the raw data.
  • 2(Of a part of the body) red and painful, especially as the result of skin abrasion: he scrubbed his hands until they were raw
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    • My hands still bleed if I move my fingers too quickly, but the doc says the raw skin and general tenderness will gradually go away.
    • Washing your hands so often that that your skin is raw and bleeding - that I can see too.
    • The wounds were still too raw and painful for the fragile bandages to be removed.
    sore, red, inflamed, painful, sensitive, tender; abraded, chafed, skinned, open, exposed, unhealed, bloody
    technical excoriated
  • 2.1(Of a person’s nerves) very sensitive: Fran’s nerves were raw
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    • It was too emotive a subject, the public's nerves were too raw, and I was convinced my publisher would have no appetite for a book whose subject matter was ripped from today's headlines.
    • I was surprised and amused that my letter should have hit such a raw nerve with Mrs Jones.
    • The news agenda has left the realm of shock and raw nerves and moved into the world of political negotiation, peace-keeping forces and re-building programmes.
  • 6(Of the edge of a piece of cloth) not having a hem or selvedge: oversewing is used to neaten raw edges
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    • Make sure the loop stitching on the underside is covering the hem raw edge.
    • Serge-finish the raw edges and seam with a straight stitch.
    • Showcase a variety of fabrics on the one side, featuring curved piecing and bias bars covering all raw edges.
  • 7South African derogatory From a traditional tribal or rural culture: they are mainly raw tribesmen who are intensely conservative


don't come the raw prawn with me

Australian informal Don’t treat me like a foolish or gullible person: don’t come the raw prawn with me mate, I can get it at home for that price

in the raw

  • 1In its true state; in a starkly realistic way: he didn’t much care for nature in the raw
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    • Those of us who can't or won't brave nature in the raw should never underestimate the power of the local swimming pool, in providing that vital link with our ancestral past.
    • For nature in the raw, push inland to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
    • I switched off the telly and settled down to what I thought would be half an hour of savage nature in the raw!
  • 2 informal Naked: I slept in the raw

a raw deal

informal A situation in which someone receives unfair or harsh treatment: pensioners have had a raw deal
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  • Women academics continue to get a raw deal.
  • She warns that even if the December text is agreed to, it still offers a raw deal to developing countries, and would result in a ‘host of legal and bureaucratic red tape’.
  • Counsel for the Member of Parliament yesterday attempted to guillotine the judgement passed on the appellant suggesting that his client had been given a raw deal.

touch someone on the raw

British Upset someone by referring to a subject about which they are extremely sensitive: you’ve touched him on the raw—no man likes to have his driving criticized





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  • The orchestral sound was revelatory, specifically for the way the instruments paradoxically seemed to gain a new individuality, rawly expressive, yet to be part of a more than usually cohesive ensemble.
  • The role of the UN has been rawly exposed in the current crisis.
  • Her view of her homeland may be ambivalent but it is rawly accurate.


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  • I suppose you never lose the sensitivity and the rawness that an unpleasant comment can bring to you.
  • The rawness of his ruthlessness was there for all to see.
  • He says the rawness of the genre continues to enthrall him.


Old English hrēaw, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch rauw and German roh, from an Indo-European root shared by Greek kreas 'raw flesh'.

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