adj (sorer /ˈsɔːrər; ˈsɔːrə(r)/, sorest /ˈsɔːrəst; ˈsɔːrɪst/)
- 1.1 (painful) [finger/foot/muscle] dolorido, adolorido; [eye] irritado; [lips] reseco my legs are sore tengo las piernas doloridas or adoloridas, me duelen las piernas I'm sore everywhere me duele todo she has a sore throat le duele la garganta it's good for a sore throat es bueno para el dolor de garganta a sore point/subject un punto/tema delicado you touched on a sore spot there pusiste el dedo en la llagaMore example sentences1.2 (angry) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar]to be sore
- My whole body was sore and my legs ached as I made my way to the cafeteria.
- By Tuesday, your throat is sore, your joints ache and you feel lousy.
- I mean headache, sore throat, muscle ache, stomachache, fever, and all that good stuff.
ato withsb estar* picado conalgn [familiar/colloquial] he got real sore at me se picó muchísimo conmigo 1.3 (great) [literario/literary] enorme to be in sore need of sth tener* necesidad acuciante de algoMore example sentences
- He said the annual extravaganza, held in Aberystwyth, was in sore need of funds.
- llaga (f), úlcera (f) a running/festering sore (chronic problem) una herida abierta (lit) una llaga supurante/purulentaMore example sentences
- He was lean and muscular, but painful scars and sores ran across his body like tattoos.
- A mouth ulcer is a painful sore in the mouth on either the cheeks or gums.
- Painful spots or blisters turn into open sores, which scab over and heal.
- [arch or liter] harto and they were sore afraid y sintieron un gran temor we were sore pressed to get the book out on time tuvimos enormes dificultades para sacar el libro a tiempoMore example sentences
- The eclipse started, the natives were sore afraid, and Columbus eventually agreed to ‘return the Moon’ in return for food.
- And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid.
- And such men were sore afraid for the sons of Kahn.