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pig
American English: /pɪɡ/
British English: /pɪg/

Translation of pig in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (Agriculture, Zoology) a pig in a pokeyou've bought yourself a pig in a poke
    te han dado gato por liebre
    you're expecting the electorate to buy a pig in a poke
    ustedes pretenden que el electorado los vote a ciegas or sin conocer su programa
    pigs might fly o if pigs had wings
    cuando las ranas críen pelo [colloquial]
    to make a pig's ear of something (British English) [colloquial]
    hacer algo muy mal or (Southern Cone) [colloquial] como la mona
    to scream like a stuck pig
    gritar como un desaforado
    to sweat like a pig [colloquial]
    sudar a mares
    (before noun) pig farm
    granja (feminine) de ganado porcino
    pig farmer
    Example sentences
    • With the advent of farming in the Neolithic, a number of animal species were domesticated, starting with sheep, goats, pigs, and cattle.
    • Remember to stress that they cannot keep the pot-bellied pig.
    • The telling factor could be if the disease gets into pig herds.
    Example sentences
    • We enjoy long walks on the trails searching for the perfect walking stick, tracking deer, wild pigs and other animals.
    • From what scientists can tell, their preferred diet is deer and wild pigs called peccaries.
    • Ecologically, they range from forest dwellers, such as wild pigs and chevrotains, to dominant large herbivores on grasslands.

transitive verb -gg-

  • to pig it [colloquial] 1.1 (share sleeping accommodation)
    (American English)
    compartir la cama
    1.2 (live in dirty, slovenly manner)
    (British English)
    vivir como un cerdo or (in Latin America also) un chancho [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • In Bolton they pigged it in a wretched artisans' dwelling in Davenport Street. The project was none the less immensely successful.
    • So long as they pigged it with him and were willing to share his lot he was not unkind to them, unless he happened by some accident to achieve drunkenness.
    • Having no offer of beds, I returned to the schooner, and we pigged it out in the least miserable way we could.

Phrasal verbs

pig out

verb + adverb
(eat to excess) (American English) [colloquial]to pig out (on something)
darse un atracón de algo [colloquial]
ponerse morado or ciego de algo (Spain) [colloquial]

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