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slouch

Pronunciation: /slaʊtʃ/

Translation of slouch in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (droop shoulders) don't slouch! ¡ponte derecho! he was sitting/standing slouched over his drink estaba sentado/de pie inclinado sobre el vaso I found her slouched in an armchair la encontré repatingada or (Spain/España) repantigada en un sillón 1.2 (walk) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) he slouched into/out of the room entró en/salió de la habitación arrastrando los pies she slouched off down the street se marchó calle abajo arrastrando los pies
    Example sentences
    • He stood slouched against one of the set's walls, his hands in his pockets and his feet crossed at the ankles.
    • She demanded again, and poked Greg in the arm until he stopped slouching, moved up to the suit, and yanked off the helmet.
    • In the best-known photograph of him, he slouches with one lazy hand on his rifle, sporting a squint that makes him seem none too bright.

noun/nombre

  • 1 (of posture) he walks with a slouch camina con los hombros caídos
  • 2 (of person) [colloquial/familiar] to be no slouch no ser* manco [colloquial/familiar] she's no slouch when it comes to … no se queda atrás or [colloquial/familiar] no es manca cuando se trata de …

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