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tongue-tied

Pronunciation: /ˈtʌŋtaɪd/

Translation of tongue-tied in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [youth/suitor] tímido, cohibido he gets tongue-tied when she's around se cohíbe or se corta cuando está ella I get tongue-tied when I try to speak German se me traba la lengua cuando trato de hablar alemán
    Example sentences
    • Neither could really speak, being tongue-tied and breathless.
    • Anonymous messaging and chat rooms let you flirt to your heart's content without any embarrassment or getting tongue-tied.
    • He became tongue-tied, embarrassed, and never acted like himself.

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