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bum 1

Inglés americano: /bəm/
Inglés británico: /bʌm/

noun

[colloquial]
  • 1 (worthless person) to give somebody the bum's rush [slang]
    echar or sacar a alguien a patadas [colloquial]
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • But he also has the whiners, loafers, jonesers, and all of the no-good lazy bums, male and female, without a work ethic opposing his every move.
    • This multi-talented filmmaker makes jacks-of-all-trades like Robert Rodriguez and Steven Soderbergh seem like lazy bums.
    • It's just the kind of inspired power-to-the-people sensibility that can rouse some good ol'-fashioned politicking - even after the fact, you lazy bums.
  • 2 (vagrant) (US)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • So we dressed up for Halloween as gypsies and bums and hobos (the latter two later known as The Homeless) and other stereotypical costumes.
    • If you think about it, living life as a bum, hobo, or a transient is pretty extreme.
    • Twice in the past week I've heard a commercial on the local ‘Urban’ station (don't ask) imploring people not to ignore bums and beggars on the street.
  • 3 (enthusiast) (US) ski/tennis bum
    loco (-ca) (masculine, feminine) del esquí/tenis [colloquial]
    he's/she's a beach bum
    se pasa la vida en la playa
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • There's an awkward friction between Miller, rollicking ski bum of the people, and the exclusivity of a place like the Yellowstone Club.
    • Growling in from left is Warren Miller, the puckish godfather of extreme-ski cinema and our nation's original ski bum.
    • Today, however, closer to sea level, Burt looks pretty much like every other dirtbag ski bum in the area.

transitive verb present participle bumming past tense, past participle bummed

  • [slang]to bum something from or off somebody (money/cigarette)
    gorronearle or gorrearle algo a alguien
    pecharle algo a alguien (Southern Cone) [colloquial]
    to bum one's way through life
    ir de gorrón or de gorra por la vida [colloquial]
    vivir de garrón or de arriba (Río de la Plata) [colloquial]
    andar de vivales por la vida (Mexico) [colloquial]
    andar de pechador por la vida (Southern Cone) [colloquial]
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • But he never stops scuffling, even when bumming a ride on the rails from Chicago to San Francisco.
    • However, within a month of bumming a ride home with Mittler Racing from a 2001 Indianapolis truck race, he was hanging around the shop, eventually being invited to turn test laps.
    • He had the nicest car of any of my friends, which was why we were always bumming rides off of him.

intransitive verb present participle bumming past tense, past participle bummed

  • 1 (drift)to bum around
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Thrown out of two schools, John eventually graduated and bummed around the world with the stated ambition of ‘becoming a beggar.’
    • After college, Steve bummed around Europe on the Railpass junket for a few months.
    • Following graduation, he bummed around the world for four years.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I became lazy, got into bad stuff, bummed around.
    • The city planners didn't make it a point to add any places of interest or recreation, so you either had a job or you bummed around town looking for something to do.
    • After meeting up with each other and after a sulky Tor gave Spencer his wallet back, the group bummed around the camp and then went to dinner.
  • 2 (cadge)to bum off somebody
    gorronearle or gorrearle a alguien [colloquial]
    garronearle a alguien (Río de la Plata) [colloquial]
    pecharle a alguien (Southern Cone) [colloquial]

adjective before noun

[slang]
  • 1 (job/place)
    de porquería [colloquial]
    de mierda [vulgar]
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • It's utterly unnecessary and is the one bum note in an otherwise unusually good second outing for the characters.
    • And if you do come and see us live, sorry for the mucked up intros, the bum notes.
    • In a way it is strange to be so upset over an object, but a musical instrument is always more than just another thing, especially a well-loved guitar with a long personal history, shared bum notes and all.
  • 2 (US) a bum rap
    una acusación falsa
    it turned out to be a bum deal
    resultó ser un chanchullo [colloquial]
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bum 2

Inglés americano: /bəm/
Inglés británico: /bʌm/

noun

[colloquial]
  • (British) (buttocks)
    culo (masculine) (colloquial or vulgar)
    traste (masculine) (Southern Cone) [colloquial]
    poto (masculine) (Chile) (Peru) [colloquial]
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • After a couple of hours of hard work we sat in the shelter of the storage box on a bundle of wooden stakes to keep our bums from the cold wet ground, drinking lemonade and sharing a muesli bar, surveying our small slice of land.
    • My head had been cold, my bum has been cold and my feet (you've guessed it) have been cold!
    • The answer is that it is one thing to find bums for all those seats, quite another to sell the seats at profitable prices.
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