Translation of crop in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /krɑːp; krɒp/


  • 1 1.1 (quantity of produce) cosecha (feminine) to harvest a crop cosechar this rain will be good for the crops esta lluvia les vendrá bien a los cultivos
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    • He was harvesting the crops, and had gathered in his arms a large bundle of corn.
    • When the crop was harvested, pesticide residues were found to exceed the legal limit.
    • They have to harvest the crop with almost military precision and at a pace almost as hectic as war.
    1.2 (type of produce) cultivo (masculine) crop spraying fumigación (feminine) de cultivos 1.3 (batch) [colloquial/familiar] tanda (feminine) [colloquial/familiar] this year's crop of students la tanda de estudiantes de este año
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    • Every season, first books appear by a crop of new writers worthy of ink and paper.
    • The president's advisors will be worried by the latest crop of polls which appear to indicate a groundswell of dissatisfaction with their man.
    • The new crop of boats appears to be designed and built by committee, the accountants and people with no practical experience.
  • 2 (haircut) corte (masculine) de pelo muy corto
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    • Buns, twists, chignons and hair knots generally work for most hair types, textures and lengths except super short chops and crops.
    • While I was eating, my mom fussed with my short crop of red hair.
    • Her back was turned to me, so I could only see her short crop of black hair and the red mantle she wore.
  • 4 (of bird) buche (masculine)
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    • Grain is stored in their crops and ground by the grit in their gizzard.
    • Chickadees don't have a crop in their throats to store food that is slowly digested while sleeping.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-pp-)

  • 1 (cut) [hair] cortar muy corto; [tail/ears] cortar he had a lean face and cropped hair tenía el rostro enjuto y el pelo muy corto cropped jacket (British English/inglés británico) chaqueta (feminine) corta to crop grass pastar, pacer*

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-pp-)

  • [Agric] darse*

Phrasal verbs

crop out

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio

crop up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[Geology/Geología] aflorar 1.1 (occur, present itself) [colloquial/familiar] surgir* if anything interesting crops up si surge algo interesante something must have cropped up at work debe haber surgido algún problema en el trabajo one phrase crops up again and again in the report hay una frase que se repite constantemente en el informe

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.