- 1 (worthless person)vago, (-ga) (masculine, feminine) [colloquial]to give somebody the bum's rush [slang]echar or sacar a alguien a patadas [colloquial]Example sentences
- But he also has the whiners, loafers, jonesers, and all of the no-good lazy bums, male and female, without a work ethic opposing his every move.
- This multi-talented filmmaker makes jacks-of-all-trades like Robert Rodriguez and Steven Soderbergh seem like lazy bums.
- It's just the kind of inspired power-to-the-people sensibility that can rouse some good ol'-fashioned politicking - even after the fact, you lazy bums.
- 2 (vagrant) (American English)vagabundo, (-da) (masculine, feminine)Example sentences
- So we dressed up for Halloween as gypsies and bums and hobos (the latter two later known as The Homeless) and other stereotypical costumes.
- If you think about it, living life as a bum, hobo, or a transient is pretty extreme.
- Twice in the past week I've heard a commercial on the local ‘Urban’ station (don't ask) imploring people not to ignore bums and beggars on the street.
- 3 (enthusiast) (American English) ski/tennis bumloco, (-ca) (masculine, feminine) del esquí/tenis [colloquial]he's/she's a beach bumse pasa la vida en la playaExample sentences
- There's an awkward friction between Miller, rollicking ski bum of the people, and the exclusivity of a place like the Yellowstone Club.
- Growling in from left is Warren Miller, the puckish godfather of extreme-ski cinema and our nation's original ski bum.
- Today, however, closer to sea level, Burt looks pretty much like every other dirtbag ski bum in the area.
transitive verb -mm-
- [slang]to bum something
fromo offsomebody(money/cigarette)to bum one's way through life
gorronearle or gorrearle algo
aalguien (Southern Cone) [colloquial]ir de gorrón or de gorra por la vida [colloquial]vivir de garrón or de arriba (River Plate area) [colloquial]andar de vivales (Mexico) or (Southern Cone) de pechador por la vida [colloquial]Example sentences
- But he never stops scuffling, even when bumming a ride on the rails from Chicago to San Francisco.
- However, within a month of bumming a ride home with Mittler Racing from a 2001 Indianapolis truck race, he was hanging around the shop, eventually being invited to turn test laps.
- He had the nicest car of any of my friends, which was why we were always bumming rides off of him.
intransitive verb -mm-
- 1 (drift)to bum aroundExample sentences
- Thrown out of two schools, John eventually graduated and bummed around the world with the stated ambition of ‘becoming a beggar.’
- After college, Steve bummed around Europe on the Railpass junket for a few months.
- Following graduation, he bummed around the world for four years.
- I became lazy, got into bad stuff, bummed around.
- The city planners didn't make it a point to add any places of interest or recreation, so you either had a job or you bummed around town looking for something to do.
- After meeting up with each other and after a sulky Tor gave Spencer his wallet back, the group bummed around the camp and then went to dinner.
adjective before noun[slang]
de porquería [colloquial]
de mierda [vulgar]Example sentences
- It's utterly unnecessary and is the one bum note in an otherwise unusually good second outing for the characters.
- And if you do come and see us live, sorry for the mucked up intros, the bum notes.
- In a way it is strange to be so upset over an object, but a musical instrument is always more than just another thing, especially a well-loved guitar with a long personal history, shared bum notes and all.
- (British English) (buttocks)trasero (masculine) [colloquial]
culo (masculine) (colloquial o vulgar)
traste (masculine) (Southern Cone) [colloquial]
poto (masculine) (Chile) (Peru) [colloquial]Example sentences
- After a couple of hours of hard work we sat in the shelter of the storage box on a bundle of wooden stakes to keep our bums from the cold wet ground, drinking lemonade and sharing a muesli bar, surveying our small slice of land.
- My head had been cold, my bum has been cold and my feet (you've guessed it) have been cold!
- The answer is that it is one thing to find bums for all those seats, quite another to sell the seats at profitable prices.
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