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wolf
American English: /wʊlf/
British English: /wʊlf/

Translation of wolf in Spanish:

noun plural wolves

  • 1.1 (Zoology) a wolf in sheep's clothing
    un lobo disfrazado de cordero
    to cry wolfhe'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
    Example sentences
    • 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]
    Example sentences
    • 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?
    Example sentences
    • Note that the wolf waits until he gets her into bed before pouncing.

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