- 1 1.1 (leap)(of person) salto (masculine) a la pata coja or con un solo pie
brinco (masculine) de cojito (Mexico)(of bird) saltito (masculine)it's only a hop, skip and a jump from here the hop, skip o step and jumpel triple saltoto catch somebody on the hop (British English) [colloquial]pillar or (esp Spain) coger a alguien desprevenido or descuidadoto keep somebody on the hop (British English) [colloquial]tener a alguien muy atareado or ocupadoExample sentences1.2 (Aviation)it's only a short hop from London to Paris
es un vuelo muy corto de Londres a ParísExample sentences
- The dancers rely on powerful, rather slow, twirling movements with hops.
- I came out of work tonight with a kind of a hop and a skip.
- I added a minor hop and skip to my customary semi-shuffle and waved my stick about a bit.
- Many iSCSI applications are latency sensitive, so building the network with the fewest number of hops and the shortest possible links is usually a key consideration.
- Getting to Okanagan involves a four - to six-hour drive or a short plane hop from Vancouver or Seattle.
- The number of hops on the shortest path between people is sometimes called the graph distance or degree of separation between those people.
- 2 (dance) [colloquial]bailongo (masculine) [colloquial]Example sentences
- This surge in popularity in all forms of dance is equally mirrored in the lindy hop, with many events occurring around the country.
- The band then romp through three road songs that most people would die for to have in their repertoire, each single one would get people leaping about on the dance floor at a college hop.
- For Ryan, however, the more important component of lindy hop is its roots in black history.
intransitive verb -pp-
dar saltitosExample sentences
- Actions are jerky and the bird hops rather than climbs even when beneath a branch.
- Similarly, if you observe birds hopping around on the ground, you are not going to think ‘warblers.’
- Many birds of prey were hopping around on the ground, eating grubs and worms, unable to fly because of the lack of thermals.
saltar a la pata coja or con un solo pie
brincar de cojito (Mexico)Example sentences
- ‘You're hopping, you're jumping, you're running, you're planting your feet,’ he says.
- I arranged to meet him in a pub in Naas and I was expecting someone older and I was hopping on one foot waiting to meet him when he came over to me.
- I started hopping from one foot to the other, it couldn't get any worse. could it?
- 3 (move quickly) [colloquial]I'll hop along to the supermarket to get some breadvoy corriendo or en una escapada al supermercado a comprar panthe article hopped (about) from one subject to anotherel artículo saltaba de un tema al otrohop in, I'll take you to the stationsúbete, que te llevo a la estaciónhop in a taxi, it's too far to walktómate un taxi, es demasiado lejos para ir a pieto hop into bed with anyoneacostarse con cualquierayou stay in the car, I'll hop out and get a newspaperquédate en el coche, (que) yo me bajo un momento a comprar el periódicoto hop out of bedbajarse de la cama (de un salto)to hop off/on a plane/train/busbajarse/tomarse de un avión/tren/autobús
transitive verb -pp-
- 2 (jump over)(ditch/stream)to hop it (British English) [colloquial]
cruzar de un saltolargarse [colloquial]
tomárselas (River Plate area) [colloquial]
pintarse (Mexico) [colloquial]
envelárselas (Chile) [colloquial]Example sentences
- I jumped a fence, ran down backyards and alleys, hopped another fence, and the dog was waiting.
- He hopped the small white fence and jogged over to us, fishing a pair of keys out of his khaki pants.
- And William jumps off that little fellow and hops the fence and he and I run like crazy and hide in the house with all the animals that live in the dark.
- (Botany, Cookery) (usually plural) the flavor of hopsExample sentences
- Brewed since 1900, Bohemia is named in honor of the hop growing and beer brewing region of the Czech Republic.
- An example of this would be a manufacturer acquiring retail outlets or a hop grower beginning to brew his own beer.
- It is registered for use on powdery mildews in pome fruit, stone fruit, citrus fruit, soft fruit, vines, cucurbits, ornamentals, tobacco, hops and some vegetables.
- Yeast ferments the sugars in the malt to alcohol while the hops provide bitter flavour and aroma.
- Aromatic, smoky, malty notes wrap themselves around the delicate flavours of the hops and the brewing yeasts.
- That means eliminating impure tastes in the brewing process so the flavour of the hops can emerge untainted.
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