Translation of wolf in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /wʊlf/

noun/nombre (plural wolves)

  • 1.1 [Zoology/Zoología] lobo (masculine) a wolf in sheep's clothing un lobo disfrazado de cordero to cry wolf he's cried wolf once too often ya ha venido demasiadas veces con el mismo cuento, es como el cuento del pastorcito mentiroso to keep the wolf from the door mantenerse* a flote, no pasar miseria, parar la olla (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) (Peru/Perú) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • Among wild dogs and wolves, the cooperative hunting pack includes both males and females, and they provision both pups and a nursing mother.
    • Did you know that the last British wolf was shot in Scotland in the Fifteenth Century and that the last wolf living wild in England was trapped and killed nearly a thousand years ago?
    • Wild dogs, especially the big wild dogs, are famously family oriented, and wolves are no exception.
    1.2 (womanizer) [colloquial/familiar] donjuán (masculine), tenorio (masculine)
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    • Instead, rather intriguingly, it has become a grim battle of the superpowers, both engaged in a hard fight to keep the media wolves from their door.
    • Again Ridge instantly screamed out breathless tales of a terrorist wolf, while the media slobbered at the door.
    • Who do you feed to the media wolves?
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    • Note that the wolf waits until he gets her into bed before pouncing.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • wolf (down)

    devorar(se), engullir(se)* don't wolf your dinner no engullas

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