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  • 1 disputa

    f.
    dispute.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: disputar.
    * * *
    1 (discusión) dispute, argument, quarrel
    2 (enfrentamiento) clash, struggle
    \
    sin disputa without dispute
    tener una disputa to quarrel
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=discusión) dispute, argument

    sin disputa — undoubtedly, beyond dispute

    2) (=controversia) controversy
    * * *
    a) (discusión, pelea) quarrel, argument
    b) ( controversia) dispute

    es, sin disputa, la mejor — she is, without question, the best

    * * *
    = disputation, row, quarrel, fray, contest, run-in, altercation, dispute, wrangle, bickering, argument, squabble, squabbling, contestation, tug of war, spat, war of words, dust-up, grievance.
    Ex. Academic disputations are generally entered under the heading for the faculty moderator.
    Ex. The rows over Britain's contributions to the Community budget and runaway spending on the the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which took up two thirds of the budget, were documented blow by blow in the press.
    Ex. The following account of a quarrel which took place in about 1540 between Thomas Platter and Balthasar Ruch comes from Platter's autobiography = El siguiente relato de la pelea que tuvo lugar alreadedor de 1540 entre Thomas Platter y Balthasar Ruch procede de la autobiografía del mismo Platter.
    Ex. The academic librarian, by remaining neutral, can stay above the fray and does not need to take sides in order to provide scholars with access to the truth.
    Ex. Anyway, experience had taught him that a subordinate who attempts to subdue a superordinate is almost always lost; the superordinate has too many advantages in such a contest.
    Ex. 'When you've been here a while, you'll see that it's hard to avoid run-ins with her,' Lehmann spoke up.
    Ex. Then I came within this disagreeable person's atmosphere, and lo! before I know what's happened I'm involved in an unpleasant altercation.
    Ex. In practice meetings of the Council of Ministers -- the Community's main legislative body -- have in recent years become a forum for acrimonious dispute.
    Ex. This is a history of The Old Librarian's Almanack (a pamphlet produced as a hoax in 1909) and of the literary wrangles which ensued from its publication.
    Ex. Even if the management decided to make an arbitrary decision, it would be better than the endless bickering and ad-hoc measures we are having to put up with.
    Ex. We do not want to see young assistants at the counter getting involved in an argument.
    Ex. One might mistakenly be left with the impression that the crisis is a mere 'banana republic' squabble over power.
    Ex. The DVD-RW drive has arrived but not without lots of squabbling among industry competitors.
    Ex. These relations are constructed through negotiations and contestations that cannot be easily divorced from cultural context.
    Ex. Library administrators might be able to predict their fortunes in the academic tug of war for funds if they understood more clearly the attitudes of institutional administrators towards libraries.
    Ex. It also includes a blow-by-blow account of spats between management and labor.
    Ex. War of words exposed chinks in coalition.
    Ex. The annual global dust-up over whale hunting is about to kick off again.
    Ex. So, in the bicentennial spirit here's a three-point bill of particulars or grievances (in addition to what was mentioned previously with respect to offensive or unauthentic terms).
    ----
    * disputa + continuar = dispute + rage.
    * disputa industrial = industrial dispute, industrial action.
    * disputa + perdurar = dispute + rage.
    * resolución de disputas = dispute settlement.
    * resolver una disputa = settle + dispute.
    * * *
    a) (discusión, pelea) quarrel, argument
    b) ( controversia) dispute

    es, sin disputa, la mejor — she is, without question, the best

    * * *
    = disputation, row, quarrel, fray, contest, run-in, altercation, dispute, wrangle, bickering, argument, squabble, squabbling, contestation, tug of war, spat, war of words, dust-up, grievance.

    Ex: Academic disputations are generally entered under the heading for the faculty moderator.

    Ex: The rows over Britain's contributions to the Community budget and runaway spending on the the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which took up two thirds of the budget, were documented blow by blow in the press.
    Ex: The following account of a quarrel which took place in about 1540 between Thomas Platter and Balthasar Ruch comes from Platter's autobiography = El siguiente relato de la pelea que tuvo lugar alreadedor de 1540 entre Thomas Platter y Balthasar Ruch procede de la autobiografía del mismo Platter.
    Ex: The academic librarian, by remaining neutral, can stay above the fray and does not need to take sides in order to provide scholars with access to the truth.
    Ex: Anyway, experience had taught him that a subordinate who attempts to subdue a superordinate is almost always lost; the superordinate has too many advantages in such a contest.
    Ex: 'When you've been here a while, you'll see that it's hard to avoid run-ins with her,' Lehmann spoke up.
    Ex: Then I came within this disagreeable person's atmosphere, and lo! before I know what's happened I'm involved in an unpleasant altercation.
    Ex: In practice meetings of the Council of Ministers -- the Community's main legislative body -- have in recent years become a forum for acrimonious dispute.
    Ex: This is a history of The Old Librarian's Almanack (a pamphlet produced as a hoax in 1909) and of the literary wrangles which ensued from its publication.
    Ex: Even if the management decided to make an arbitrary decision, it would be better than the endless bickering and ad-hoc measures we are having to put up with.
    Ex: We do not want to see young assistants at the counter getting involved in an argument.
    Ex: One might mistakenly be left with the impression that the crisis is a mere 'banana republic' squabble over power.
    Ex: The DVD-RW drive has arrived but not without lots of squabbling among industry competitors.
    Ex: These relations are constructed through negotiations and contestations that cannot be easily divorced from cultural context.
    Ex: Library administrators might be able to predict their fortunes in the academic tug of war for funds if they understood more clearly the attitudes of institutional administrators towards libraries.
    Ex: It also includes a blow-by-blow account of spats between management and labor.
    Ex: War of words exposed chinks in coalition.
    Ex: The annual global dust-up over whale hunting is about to kick off again.
    Ex: So, in the bicentennial spirit here's a three-point bill of particulars or grievances (in addition to what was mentioned previously with respect to offensive or unauthentic terms).
    * disputa + continuar = dispute + rage.
    * disputa industrial = industrial dispute, industrial action.
    * disputa + perdurar = dispute + rage.
    * resolución de disputas = dispute settlement.
    * resolver una disputa = settle + dispute.

    * * *
    1 (discusión, pelea) quarrel, argument
    2 (controversia) dispute
    ha sido objeto de una larga disputa it has been the source of a long-running dispute
    es, sin disputa, la mejor she is, without question, the best
    3 (combate) fight
    * * *

    Del verbo disputar: ( conjugate disputar)

    disputa es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente indicativo

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    disputa    
    disputar
    disputa sustantivo femenino
    a) (discusión, pelea) quarrel, argument



    disputar ( conjugate disputar) verbo transitivo
    a) disputale algo a algn ‹ título to challenge sb for sth;


    b) partido to play;

    combate to fight
    disputarse verbo pronominal:

    disputa sustantivo femenino
    1 (enfrentamiento) dispute
    (por un puesto, etc) contest
    2 (riña, pelea) argument
    disputar
    I verbo intransitivo
    1 (debatir) disputaban sobre ello acaloradamente, they were arguing heatedly about it
    2 (competir por) to contest: han disputado la carrera dos de los mejores atletas, two of the best athletes competed in the race
    II verbo transitivo
    1 (competir) to compete: le disputa la presidencia a Gómez, he is competing against Gómez for the presidency
    2 Dep (un encuentro) to play

    ' disputa' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acalorada
    - acalorado
    - bronca
    - concesión
    - discusión
    - disgusto
    - disputar
    - disputarse
    - margen
    - trabar
    - agrio
    - arbitrar
    - litigio
    - lugar
    - originar
    - pleito
    - querella
    English:
    acrimonious
    - contention
    - dispute
    - embroil
    - feud
    - fight
    - quarrel
    - quarreling
    - quarrelling
    - row
    - squabble
    - wrangle
    - settle
    * * *
    1. [discusión] dispute, argument
    2. [competición] contest;
    la disputa por el título de liga the battle for the league title;
    entrar en la disputa por algo to enter the contest for sth;
    hay mucha disputa para conseguir el puesto there's a lot of competition for the post
    3. [polémica] dispute;
    mediar o [m5] terciar en la disputa to intervene in the dispute;
    es, sin disputa, el más lujoso it is indisputably o unquestionably the most luxurious
    * * *
    f dispute;
    sin disputa undoubtedly
    * * *
    altercado, discusión: dispute, argument

    Spanish-English dictionary > disputa

  • 2 fregado

    m.
    washing, scour, scouring, scrub.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: fregar.
    * * *
    1 (lavado) washing; (frotado) scrubbing
    2 familiar (riña) fight, quarrel; (lío) mess, muddle
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    fregado, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) LAm * (=molesto) annoying
    2) LAm * (=difícil) [trabajo, tarea] tricky; [carácter, persona] fussy
    3) LAm * [persona] (=en mala situación económica) broke *; (=deprimido) down, in a bad way *; (=dañado, enfermo) in a bad way *
    4) LAm * (=puñetero) damn *, lousy *, bloody **
    5) Col, Perú (=astuto) cunning
    6) Chile, Col, Perú, Ven (=estricto) strict
    2.
    SM / F LAm (=persona difícil) fussy person
    3. SM
    1) (=acción de fregar) [con fregona] mopping; [con estropajo, cepillo] scrubbing; [con esponja, trapo] washing; [de platos] washing-up
    2) * (=lío) mess
    3) * (=riña) row
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1) (AmL exc RPl fam)
    a) ( molesto) annoying

    no seas fregado, hombre! — stop being such a pain o a bore (colloq)

    b) ( difícil) <examen/tema> tricky (colloq), tough (colloq); <persona/carácter> difficult
    c) [estar] (enfermo, delicado) in a bad way (colloq)
    d) [estar] ( sin dinero) broke (colloq)
    2) (Andes, Ven fam) ( exigente) strict
    3) (Col, Per fam) ( astuto) sly, sneaky (colloq)
    II
    - da masculino, femenino
    1) (AmL exc RPl fam) ( persona difícil) difficult person
    2) fregado masculino
    a) ( restregadura) scrub, scrubbing
    b) (Esp) (fam) ( lío) mess
    * * *
    = mess, row, fray, wrangle, spat, squabbling, squabble, bickering, fracas.
    Ex. 'Look, Mel,' said James after the hiatus, 'I'm irritated at the convoluted mess this simple case of filling a vacancy has become'.
    Ex. The rows over Britain's contributions to the Community budget and runaway spending on the the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which took up two thirds of the budget, were documented blow by blow in the press.
    Ex. The academic librarian, by remaining neutral, can stay above the fray and does not need to take sides in order to provide scholars with access to the truth.
    Ex. This is a history of The Old Librarian's Almanack (a pamphlet produced as a hoax in 1909) and of the literary wrangles which ensued from its publication.
    Ex. It also includes a blow-by-blow account of spats between management and labor.
    Ex. The DVD-RW drive has arrived but not without lots of squabbling among industry competitors.
    Ex. One might mistakenly be left with the impression that the crisis is a mere 'banana republic' squabble over power.
    Ex. Even if the management decided to make an arbitrary decision, it would be better than the endless bickering and ad-hoc measures we are having to put up with.
    Ex. There are, as I see it, approximately three positions one can take on the matter, each with its own adherents in the current fracas.
    ----
    * meterse en todos los fregados = have + a finger in every pie.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1) (AmL exc RPl fam)
    a) ( molesto) annoying

    no seas fregado, hombre! — stop being such a pain o a bore (colloq)

    b) ( difícil) <examen/tema> tricky (colloq), tough (colloq); <persona/carácter> difficult
    c) [estar] (enfermo, delicado) in a bad way (colloq)
    d) [estar] ( sin dinero) broke (colloq)
    2) (Andes, Ven fam) ( exigente) strict
    3) (Col, Per fam) ( astuto) sly, sneaky (colloq)
    II
    - da masculino, femenino
    1) (AmL exc RPl fam) ( persona difícil) difficult person
    2) fregado masculino
    a) ( restregadura) scrub, scrubbing
    b) (Esp) (fam) ( lío) mess
    * * *
    = mess, row, fray, wrangle, spat, squabbling, squabble, bickering, fracas.

    Ex: 'Look, Mel,' said James after the hiatus, 'I'm irritated at the convoluted mess this simple case of filling a vacancy has become'.

    Ex: The rows over Britain's contributions to the Community budget and runaway spending on the the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which took up two thirds of the budget, were documented blow by blow in the press.
    Ex: The academic librarian, by remaining neutral, can stay above the fray and does not need to take sides in order to provide scholars with access to the truth.
    Ex: This is a history of The Old Librarian's Almanack (a pamphlet produced as a hoax in 1909) and of the literary wrangles which ensued from its publication.
    Ex: It also includes a blow-by-blow account of spats between management and labor.
    Ex: The DVD-RW drive has arrived but not without lots of squabbling among industry competitors.
    Ex: One might mistakenly be left with the impression that the crisis is a mere 'banana republic' squabble over power.
    Ex: Even if the management decided to make an arbitrary decision, it would be better than the endless bickering and ad-hoc measures we are having to put up with.
    Ex: There are, as I see it, approximately three positions one can take on the matter, each with its own adherents in the current fracas.
    * meterse en todos los fregados = have + a finger in every pie.

    * * *
    fregado1 -da
    1 (molesto) annoying
    ¡no seas fregado, hombre, ven con nosotros! stop being such a pain o a bore and come with us ( colloq)
    ¡qué niño más fregado!, no me ha dejado descansar ni un momento that kid's a real pest o nuisance, he hasn't given me a moment's peace ( colloq)
    2 (difícil) ‹examen/tema› tricky ( colloq), tough ( colloq); ‹persona/carácter› difficult
    el asunto está fregado, no creo que nos lo den it's all very iffy o things are a bit tricky, I don't think they'll give it to us ( colloq)
    con la edad se ha puesto muy fregado he's become very cantankerous o difficult in his old age
    3 (fastidiado) in a bad way
    anda muy fregado he's in a terrible state o in a very bad way ( colloq)
    B (Andes, Ven fam) (exigente) strict
    es muy fregado con la puntualidad he's a real stickler for punctuality, he's really strict about punctuality
    C (Col, Per fam) (astuto) sly, sneaky ( colloq)
    fregado2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    A ( AmL exc RPl fam) (persona difícil) difficult person
    B
    1 ( fam) (lío) mess
    2 (restregadura) scrub, scrubbing barrida A 1. (↑ barrida)
    * * *

    Del verbo fregar: ( conjugate fregar)

    fregado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    fregado    
    fregar
    fregado
    ◊ -da adjetivo (AmL exc RPl fam)


    ¡no seas fregado, hombre! stop being such a pain (colloq)

    b) ( difícil) ‹examen/tema tricky (colloq), tough (colloq);

    persona/carácter difficult
    c) [estar] (enfermo, delicado) in a bad way (colloq);

    ( sin dinero) broke (colloq)
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (AmL exc RPl fam) ( persona difícil) difficult person
    fregar ( conjugate fregar) verbo transitivo
    1 (lavar, limpiar) to wash;


    ( con cepillo) I scrubbed the floor;

    2 (AmL exc RPl fam)
    a) ( molestar) to bug (colloq)

    b)planes/vacaciones to ruin

    verbo intransitivo
    1 ( lavar los platos) to wash the dishes, to do the dishes (colloq);
    ( limpiar) to clean;
    ( restregar) to scrub
    2 (AmL exc RPl fam) ( molestar):
    ¡déjate de fregado! stop being such a pest!;

    ¡no friegues! ( no digas) you're kidding! (colloq)
    fregarse verbo pronominal
    1 (AmL fam) ( embromarse):
    ¡te friegas! tough! (colloq);

    ¡me fregué! I've really done it now! (colloq)
    2 (AmL exc RPl fam) ( malograrse):
    se fregadoon nuestros planes that's ruined o messed up our plans (colloq)

    fregado sustantivo masculino
    1 (lavado) washing
    2 (asunto complicado) messy affair: no quiero que me metas en tus fregados, I don't want you to involve me in your messes
    3 LAm fam (molestia) pain in the neck: cuidar de tus amigos es un fregado, it's a pain in the neck to have to take care of your friends
    fregar verbo transitivo
    1 (limpiar con agua) to wash: hoy te toca fregar los platos, today is your turn to do the dishes
    yo fregaré el suelo, I'll mop the floor
    2 LAm fam to annoy, irritate
    ' fregado' also found in these entries:
    English:
    scrub
    - washing-up
    * * *
    fregado, -a
    adj
    Andes, Méx, Ven Fam
    1. [persona] [ser] annoying;
    mi vecino es muy fregado my neighbour's a real pain
    2. [persona] [estar]
    perdí las llaves, ¡estoy fregada! I've lost my keys, I've had it!
    3. [situación] tricky;
    este problema es muy fregado this problem is really tricky o a real stinker
    4. [objeto] bust;
    ese reloj está fregado that watch has had it
    nm
    1. [lavado] [de platos, suelo] wash;
    [frotando] scrub
    2. Fam [lío] mess;
    meterse en un fregado to get into a mess
    3. Fam [discusión] row, rumpus
    nm,f
    Andes, Méx, Ven Fam [persona] pain, awkward customer;
    tu hermano es un fregado your brother's an awkward little beggar
    * * *
    I adj L.Am.
    annoying
    II m
    1 de platos washing; del suelo mopping; frotando scrubbing
    2 fam ( lío) mess;
    meterse en un buen fregado fig fam get into a fine mess fam
    * * *
    fregado, -da adj, fam : annoying, bothersome
    1) : scrubbing, scouring
    2) fam : mess, muddle

    Spanish-English dictionary > fregado

  • 3 reyerta

    f.
    1 fight, brawl.
    2 quarrel, dispute, fight, brawl.
    3 armed dispute, war.
    * * *
    1 quarrel, row, fight
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino brawl, fight
    * * *
    = row, wrangle, bickering, squabble, squabbling, dogfight [dog fight], brawl, scuffle, scuffling, spat, affray, dust-up, fracas, fracas.
    Ex. The rows over Britain's contributions to the Community budget and runaway spending on the the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which took up two thirds of the budget, were documented blow by blow in the press.
    Ex. This is a history of The Old Librarian's Almanack (a pamphlet produced as a hoax in 1909) and of the literary wrangles which ensued from its publication.
    Ex. Even if the management decided to make an arbitrary decision, it would be better than the endless bickering and ad-hoc measures we are having to put up with.
    Ex. One might mistakenly be left with the impression that the crisis is a mere 'banana republic' squabble over power.
    Ex. The DVD-RW drive has arrived but not without lots of squabbling among industry competitors.
    Ex. The article recounts the 17-day political dogfight at which John W. Davis was eventually given the Democratic presidential nomination.
    Ex. About 75% of all personal acts of violence (murder, assault and battery), 90% of vandalism, 75% of public brawls, & more than 50% of burglaries & thefts are alcohol-related.
    Ex. The focus of the discussion is less on the altercation than on the reactions of the teacher and the students not only to the fight but also to the atmosphere of the classroom after the scuffle.
    Ex. Violence in public places (eg, pubs, clubs, discos) is limited mainly to threats & scuffling.
    Ex. It also includes a blow-by-blow account of spats between management and labor.
    Ex. The Public Order Act 1986 contains many of the more common public order offences such as riot, affray and threatening behaviour.
    Ex. The annual global dust-up over whale hunting is about to kick off again.
    Ex. There are, as I see it, approximately three positions one can take on the matter, each with its own adherents in the current fracas.
    Ex. There are, as I see it, approximately three positions one can take on the matter, each with its own adherents in the current fracas.
    ----
    * reyerta pública = affray.
    * * *
    femenino brawl, fight
    * * *
    = row, wrangle, bickering, squabble, squabbling, dogfight [dog fight], brawl, scuffle, scuffling, spat, affray, dust-up, fracas, fracas.

    Ex: The rows over Britain's contributions to the Community budget and runaway spending on the the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which took up two thirds of the budget, were documented blow by blow in the press.

    Ex: This is a history of The Old Librarian's Almanack (a pamphlet produced as a hoax in 1909) and of the literary wrangles which ensued from its publication.
    Ex: Even if the management decided to make an arbitrary decision, it would be better than the endless bickering and ad-hoc measures we are having to put up with.
    Ex: One might mistakenly be left with the impression that the crisis is a mere 'banana republic' squabble over power.
    Ex: The DVD-RW drive has arrived but not without lots of squabbling among industry competitors.
    Ex: The article recounts the 17-day political dogfight at which John W. Davis was eventually given the Democratic presidential nomination.
    Ex: About 75% of all personal acts of violence (murder, assault and battery), 90% of vandalism, 75% of public brawls, & more than 50% of burglaries & thefts are alcohol-related.
    Ex: The focus of the discussion is less on the altercation than on the reactions of the teacher and the students not only to the fight but also to the atmosphere of the classroom after the scuffle.
    Ex: Violence in public places (eg, pubs, clubs, discos) is limited mainly to threats & scuffling.
    Ex: It also includes a blow-by-blow account of spats between management and labor.
    Ex: The Public Order Act 1986 contains many of the more common public order offences such as riot, affray and threatening behaviour.
    Ex: The annual global dust-up over whale hunting is about to kick off again.
    Ex: There are, as I see it, approximately three positions one can take on the matter, each with its own adherents in the current fracas.
    Ex: There are, as I see it, approximately three positions one can take on the matter, each with its own adherents in the current fracas.
    * reyerta pública = affray.

    * * *
    brawl, fight
    * * *

    reyerta sustantivo femenino brawl, fracas, fight
    ' reyerta' also found in these entries:
    English:
    brawl
    - punch-up
    - scuffle
    * * *
    fight, brawl
    * * *
    f fight
    * * *
    : brawl, fight

    Spanish-English dictionary > reyerta

  • 4 riña

    f.
    quarrel, fight, dispute, bickering.
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: reñir.
    * * *
    1 (pelea) fight, brawl
    2 (discusión) quarrel, row, argument
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF (=discusión) quarrel, argument; (=lucha) fight, brawl

    riña de perros — dogfight, dogfighting

    * * *
    a) ( pelea) fight
    b) ( discusión) quarrel, argument, row (colloq)
    * * *
    = fireworks, donnybrook, wrangle, bickering, squabble, squabbling, rumble, spat, quarrel, affray, dust-up, fracas.
    Ex. 'You know, Tom, if I ever find another job -- and I'm already looking -- there will be some fireworks around here before I leave, I can guarantee you that!'.
    Ex. Feaver mentioned that she and Claverhouse frequently engage in some real ' donnybrooks,' as she put it, which invariably include a lot of amicable bantering, whenever they discuss anything.
    Ex. This is a history of The Old Librarian's Almanack (a pamphlet produced as a hoax in 1909) and of the literary wrangles which ensued from its publication.
    Ex. Even if the management decided to make an arbitrary decision, it would be better than the endless bickering and ad-hoc measures we are having to put up with.
    Ex. One might mistakenly be left with the impression that the crisis is a mere 'banana republic' squabble over power.
    Ex. The DVD-RW drive has arrived but not without lots of squabbling among industry competitors.
    Ex. It is common practice for gang members to make sure that the police are informed of an impending rumble.
    Ex. It also includes a blow-by-blow account of spats between management and labor.
    Ex. The following account of a quarrel which took place in about 1540 between Thomas Platter and Balthasar Ruch comes from Platter's autobiography = El siguiente relato de la pelea que tuvo lugar alreadedor de 1540 entre Thomas Platter y Balthasar Ruch procede de la autobiografía del mismo Platter.
    Ex. The Public Order Act 1986 contains many of the more common public order offences such as riot, affray and threatening behaviour.
    Ex. The annual global dust-up over whale hunting is about to kick off again.
    Ex. There are, as I see it, approximately three positions one can take on the matter, each with its own adherents in the current fracas.
    * * *
    a) ( pelea) fight
    b) ( discusión) quarrel, argument, row (colloq)
    * * *
    = fireworks, donnybrook, wrangle, bickering, squabble, squabbling, rumble, spat, quarrel, affray, dust-up, fracas.

    Ex: 'You know, Tom, if I ever find another job -- and I'm already looking -- there will be some fireworks around here before I leave, I can guarantee you that!'.

    Ex: Feaver mentioned that she and Claverhouse frequently engage in some real ' donnybrooks,' as she put it, which invariably include a lot of amicable bantering, whenever they discuss anything.
    Ex: This is a history of The Old Librarian's Almanack (a pamphlet produced as a hoax in 1909) and of the literary wrangles which ensued from its publication.
    Ex: Even if the management decided to make an arbitrary decision, it would be better than the endless bickering and ad-hoc measures we are having to put up with.
    Ex: One might mistakenly be left with the impression that the crisis is a mere 'banana republic' squabble over power.
    Ex: The DVD-RW drive has arrived but not without lots of squabbling among industry competitors.
    Ex: It is common practice for gang members to make sure that the police are informed of an impending rumble.
    Ex: It also includes a blow-by-blow account of spats between management and labor.
    Ex: The following account of a quarrel which took place in about 1540 between Thomas Platter and Balthasar Ruch comes from Platter's autobiography = El siguiente relato de la pelea que tuvo lugar alreadedor de 1540 entre Thomas Platter y Balthasar Ruch procede de la autobiografía del mismo Platter.
    Ex: The Public Order Act 1986 contains many of the more common public order offences such as riot, affray and threatening behaviour.
    Ex: The annual global dust-up over whale hunting is about to kick off again.
    Ex: There are, as I see it, approximately three positions one can take on the matter, each with its own adherents in the current fracas.

    * * *
    A (pelea) fight
    una riña callejera a street fight o brawl
    Compuesto:
    ( AmS) cockfight
    B (discusión) quarrel, argument, row ( colloq)
    * * *

    Del verbo reñir: ( conjugate reñir)

    riña es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente subjuntivo

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    reñir    
    riña
    reñir ( conjugate reñir) verbo intransitivo (esp Esp)

    b) riña CON algn ( pelearse) to quarrel o have a row with sb;

    ( enemistarse) to fall out with sb
    verbo transitivo (Esp) ( regañar) to scold, tell … off (colloq)
    riña sustantivo femenino
    a) ( pelea) fight;


    b) ( discusión) quarrel, argument, row (colloq)

    reñir
    I vi (tener una discusión) to quarrel, argue
    (enfadarse, dejar de hablarse) to fall out [con, with]
    II verbo transitivo
    1 (regañar) to tell off: mamá me riñó por romper el perchero, mum told me off for breaking the hatstand
    2 (una batalla) to fight
    riña sustantivo femenino
    1 (pelea,discusión) quarrel, argument
    2 (reprimenda) telling-off
    ' riña' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    disputa
    - gresca
    - lance
    - zafarrancho
    - zipizape
    - acalorado
    - bailarín
    - bochinche
    - bonche
    - callejero
    - camorra
    - cantarín
    - danzarín
    - gallo
    - jaleo
    - pelotera
    English:
    disagreement
    - fight
    - quarrel
    - quarreling
    - quarrelling
    - rough-and-tumble
    - settle
    - squabble
    - wrangling
    - argument
    - ballet
    - dancer
    - row
    - wrangle
    * * *
    riña nf
    1. [discusión] quarrel
    2. [pelea] fight
    RP riña de gallos cockfight
    * * *
    f quarrel, fight
    * * *
    riña nf
    1) : fight, brawl
    2) : dispute, quarrel
    * * *
    1. (discusión) quarrel / row
    2. (pelea) fight

    Spanish-English dictionary > riña

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