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mouse

Translation of mouse in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural mice)

/maʊs/
  • 1 1.1 (animal) ratón (masculine), laucha (feminine) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) as poor as a church mouse más pobre que las ratas as quiet as a mouse he's been as quiet as a mouse all day no ha dicho ni pío en todo el día [colloquial/familiar] she sat there as quiet as a mouse estaba allí sentada sin decir ni pío [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • Experiments revealed the same cells that have also been discovered in rats, gophers, gerbils, mice, and hamsters.
    • He says that, unlike rats and mice, the rodents give birth to only one offspring at a time, so a precautionary approach should be taken toward their conservation.
    • They play a very important role in controlling the populations of destructive rodents such as mice and rats, their preferred and primary food items.
    1.2 (timid person) timorato, (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The Warren brothers snickered, amused by the sight of their strict teacher suddenly turned into a timid mouse.
    • It was Emma, the quiet mouse from the lunch table who, lately, had been looking slimmer and more awake than usual.
    • If you are a quiet mouse you can never become a social butterfly.
  • 2 [Computing/Informática] ratón (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) mouse button botón (masculine) del ratón mouse click clic (masculine) del ratón mouse pointer puntero (masculine) del ratón
    Example sentences
    • I blinked and moved the mouse around the computer screen, clicking on the Internet icon.
    • That's right - there was no need to reach for cursor keys, function keys or a mouse to move the cursor or execute a command.
    • Most people use a computer by moving a mouse, which directs a cursor around on the machine's screen.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

/maʊz; maʊs/
  • to go mousing (ir* a) cazar* ratones or (in Southern Cone also/en Cono Sur también) lauchas

Phrasal verbs

mouse over

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
[Computing/Informática] to mouse over a link pasar el ratón sobre/por encima de un enlace

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