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shrew

Pronunciation: /ʃruː/

Translation of shrew in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Zoology/Zoología] musaraña (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Several small mammals live in the park - genets, shrews, hedgehogs and mongooses.
    • With the zoo's high densities of rodents (deer mice, white-footed mice, house mice, shrews, moles, and Norway rats), a relatively high density of rodent predators could be achieved.
    • Foxes, rabbits, harvest mice, house mice, dormice, shrews, weasels, and voles all depend on the hedgerows as a place to breed, hunt or shelter.
    1.2 (woman) arpía (feminine), bruja (feminine), fiera (feminine) The Taming of the Shrew La fierecilla domada
    Example sentences
    • Socrates was married, you know, and his wife, Xanthippe, was a shrew.
    • Now, with this Ann doll, you can start training those young girls at an early age to become bigoted shrews!
    • He was perhaps more in love with the study of philosophy than with his family - that his wife Xanthippe was shrew is a later tale.

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