- 1 1.1 (of water) ola (feminine) to ride the waves [literary/literario] surcar* los mares [literary/literario] to make waves hacer* olas, causar problemas (before noun/delante del nombre) wave power [Ecology/Ecología] energía (feminine) mareomotrizMore example sentences1.2 (in hair) onda (feminine) she has a natural wave to her hair tiene el pelo naturalmente ondulado permanent wave permanente (feminine) 1.3 [Physics/Física] onda (feminine)
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- He had anticipated this move though for as soon as she broke the surface a wave of water hit her.
- The sound of the waves breaking on the shore is a fine way to fall asleep.
- While the guys attempted to body surf the waves, the girls laid out on the sand to tan.
- Her long dark blonde hair had a natural wave and hung half to her waist.
- We finger-styled Tamara's hair fresh out of the shower, coaxing out the natural wave in her otherwise pin-straight hair.
- Standing at well over six feet, he had long, dark hair with a slight wave to it that just brushed his shoulders.
- 2 (surge, movement) oleada (feminine) a wave of revolutionary fervor una oleada de fervor revolucionario a wave of nausea came over him le vinieron náuseas there has been a wave of attacks ha habido una oleada de asaltosMore example sentences
- So will one the features of this new age - in addition to the welcome growth in sexual openness - be a terrible wave of increased sexual assaults?
- Momentum was increased by a fresh wave of Russian pogroms in 1903.
- The United States also pledged $350m to help tsunami victims, a tenfold increase over its first wave of aid.
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.
- 1 1.1 (shake, swing) [handkerchief/flag] agitar she waved her hand sadly hizo adiós con la mano, llena de tristeza to wave sth in the air agitar algo en el aire stop waving those papers under my nose! ¡deja de restregarme esos papeles por las narices! to wave sth around agitar algo she waved her stick at them los amenazó agitando su bastón en el aire or blandiendo su bastón smiling, she waved the letter at him sonriente, le enseñaba la carta agitándola en el aire to wave goodbye hacer* adiós con la mano she waved him goodbye le hizo adiós con la manoMore example sentences1.2 (direct) I was waved to one side me apartó con un gesto the policeman waved us on el policía nos hizo señas para or de que siguiéramos adelante
- Chad smiled and waved his hand, shaking his head.
- As you sing the song the next time, you wave your left hand in time with the music.
- They have no use for the dignified thumb sign, but wave their hands recklessly in an attempt to attract the rider and somehow get him to stop.
- 2 (curl) [hair] marcar*, ondular I had my hair waved me marqué or me ondulé el peloMore example sentences
- For the model above the hair was waved with a stacked perm at the back of the neck to get volume up to the occipital bone, and layered and textured through the front.
- She wore, black strappy high heeled sandals and her long dark hair was waved to perfection.
- He was in his forties, she guessed, with thick, dark, waved hair and big baby-blue eyes.
- 1 (signal)to wave
ato tosb (to say goodbye) hacerle* adiós aalgn con la mano; (in greeting) saludar a algn con la mano (to attract attention) he waved at o to me to come over me hizo señas para que me acercara she waved up/across at me me hizo señas desde abajo/desde el otro ladoMore example sentences
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- I saw her mom's face looking from the window and I waved, but she disappeared behind the curtain.
- I waved out the window to my friends, dreading the conversation I was going to have with my parents when I got home.
- His eyes caught sight of Henry standing behind the window, and he waved cheerfully at him as well.
- As he passed, merchants and shoppers smiled and waved their greetings.
- There are ready smiles from residents who wave their greetings as we eventually head off the road and towards a small clutch of humble wooden dwellings.
- I waved greetings in the general direction of the blokes, and smiled at the girls.
- 2 (sway, flutter) [corn/trees] agitarse, mecerse* con el viento; [flag/pennants] ondear, flamearMore example sentences
- Jamie lifted his head and looked at the green tent as it flapped and waved in the wind and rain.
- You could barely see the folk for the flags waving.
- And there's American flags waving in the background, and plenty of 'em.
wave asideverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
wave awayverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
wave downverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
wave offverb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio