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nudge
American English: /nədʒ/
British English: /nʌdʒ/

Translation of nudge in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (touch gently) I nudged him as she entered the room
    lo codeé (ligeramente) cuando ella entró
    Example sentences
    • The Chinese Central Bank nudged its currency higher against the dollar last week by 2 percent.
    • I find a large spoon helps here, and then you can gently nudge the latke off the spoon into the oil.
    • So I nudged the carton a little bit to push it away from the door and then I heard something splat.
  • 2 (move, guide)
    empujar suavemente
    to nudge somebody toward/into something
    empujar a alguien hacia/a algo
    Example sentences
    • I think physicians are being nudged back in that direction, and I am very encouraged by that.
    • Laurie took a deep breath and then nudged her horse into a canter.
    • "This one'll do, " Avery whispered, nudging the horse forward.
  • 3 (approach) unemployment is nudging 50% in some areas
    el desempleo está rondando el 50% en algunas zonas
    Example sentences
    • Those with long memories may recall that the share price was nudging the 100p level some 15 years ago.
    • That level of indebtedness is nudging towards 65 percent of our gross domestic product.
    • Further violence threatens to push the oil price - which is nudging towards record levels owing to unrest in the Middle East - even higher.

noun

  • golpe (masculine) (suave) con el codo
    to give somebody/something a nudge
    darle un golpe (suave) con el codo a alguien/algo
    they still haven't paid: it's time to give them a little nudge
    todavía no han pagado, hay que refrescarles la memoria
    nudgenudge (, wink wink) (British English) [colloquial] [humorous]
    tú ya sabes
    Example sentences
    • Maybe the nudge wasn't as light as it was described.
    • She then received a light nudge on her arm and she faced Jill again, ‘So do you go to the same school as Theodore?’
    • When her foot collided with something hard, she gave it a light nudge, and then quickly flicked her eyes up to Josh to see if he'd noticed anything.

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