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mouse

Translation of mouse in Spanish:

noun plural mice

American English: /maʊs/
British English: /maʊs/
  • 1 1.1 (animal) as poor as a church mouse
    más pobre que las ratas
    as quiet as a mousehe's been as quiet as a mouse all day
    no ha dicho ni pío en todo el día [colloquial]
    she sat there as quiet as a mouse
    estaba allí sentada sin decir ni pío [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Experiments revealed the same cells that have also been discovered in rats, gophers, gerbils, mice, and hamsters.
    • He says that, unlike rats and mice, the rodents give birth to only one offspring at a time, so a precautionary approach should be taken toward their conservation.
    • They play a very important role in controlling the populations of destructive rodents such as mice and rats, their preferred and primary food items.
    1.2 (timid person)
    timorato, (-ta) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The Warren brothers snickered, amused by the sight of their strict teacher suddenly turned into a timid mouse.
    • It was Emma, the quiet mouse from the lunch table who, lately, had been looking slimmer and more awake than usual.
    • If you are a quiet mouse you can never become a social butterfly.
  • 2 (Computing) (before noun) mouse button
    botón (masculine) del ratón
    mouse click
    clic (masculine) del ratón
    mouse pointer
    puntero (masculine) del ratón
    Example sentences
    • I blinked and moved the mouse around the computer screen, clicking on the Internet icon.
    • That's right - there was no need to reach for cursor keys, function keys or a mouse to move the cursor or execute a command.
    • Most people use a computer by moving a mouse, which directs a cursor around on the machine's screen.

intransitive verb

American English: /maʊz/
British English: /maʊs/
  • to go mousing
    (ir a) cazar ratones or (in Southern Cone also) lauchas
    Example sentences
    • I'm not sure what the cats will make of them - that field is Faber's main area for mousing and Sorley seems to go in there quite a bit too.

Phrasal verbs

mouse over

verb + preposition + object
(Computing)to mouse over a link

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