Translation of jug in Spanish:

jug

Pronunciation: /dʒʌg/

noun/nombre

  • 1 (large) jarra (feminine); (for milk, cream) jarrita (feminine)
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    • Place the lavender flowers in a wide jug and pour the cream over them.
    • Beat the rest of the sugar, milk, eggs and vanilla in a jug and pour over the croissants.
    • Supposedly, this is a guy pouring water from a jug.
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    • From behind the fridge door, Allan peered out with his mouth leaving a soda jug.
    • Do not, under any circumstances, place the juice in a jug, stopper the jug with a cork, and allow it to sit in a cool, dry place for eighteen to twenty-one days.
    • Ellie enters the room carrying a kettle and a jug containing milk.
  • 2 (prison) [slang/argot] he's in (the) jug está a la sombra [colloquial/familiar], está en chirona (Spain/España) or (Mexico/México) en el tambo or (South America/América del Sur) en (la) cana [slang/argot]
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    • If I wasn't put in the jug, they wanted to kill me.
    • Crenshaw has spent long enough in the jug to know what he is talking about, but his crimes have always been those of stupidity rather than those of a hardened career criminal.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-gg-)

  • 2 (prosecute and imprison) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], procesar y poner* entre rejas [colloquial/familiar], procesar y encanar or (Spain/España) enchironar [colloquial/familiar], procesar y meter en el bote (Mexico/México) (Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar]

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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.