seco


seco
adj.
1 dry, dead, lean, thin.
2 dry, snap, snappy, curt.
pres.indicat.
1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: secar.
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seco
adjetivo
1 (gen) dry
2 (frutos, flores) dried
compramos flores secas we bought some dried flowers
3 (marchito) withered, dried up
4 figurado (vino) dry
5 figurado (carácter) dry; (tono, respuesta) curt, sharp
6 figurado (golpe, ruido) sharp
7 figurado (persona - delgada) skinny; (- vieja) old and wizened
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FRASEOLOGÍA
a secas figurado simply, just
Carmen a secas just plain Carmen
dejar seco,-a familiar to bump off
en seco (acción) suddenly
frenar en seco to brake suddenly
parar en seco to stop dead
estar más seco,-a que un higo familiar (delgado) to be as thin as a rake 2 (envejecido) to be old and wizened
estar seco,-a familiar to be thirsty, be dry
limpiar en seco to dry-clean
quedarse seco,-a familiar to snuff it, croak
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(f. - seca)
adj.
1) dry
2) dried
3) sharp
4) barren, arid
5) curt, brusque
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1. ADJ
1) (=no húmedo) dry

tengo los labios secos — my lips are dry

las sábanas no están secas todavía — the sheets are still not dry

es un calor seco — it's a dry heat

en seco (=sin líquido)

no me puedo tragar esto en seco — I can't swallow this without water

limpiar en seco — dry clean only

dique 1), ley 1)
2) (=desecado) [higo, pescado] dried; [hojas] dead, dried; [árbol] dead

un cuadro de flores secas — a painting of dried flowers

estaban secos todos los geranios — all the geraniums had dried up

dame una cerveza, que estoy seco — * give me a beer, I'm really parched *

ciruela, fruto 1)
3) (=no graso) [piel, pelo] dry
4) (=no dulce) [vino, licor] dry

un champán muy seco — a very dry champagne

5) (=flaco) thin, skinny *
6) (=no amable) [persona, carácter, respuesta] curt; [orden] sharp; [estilo] dry

estuvo muy seco conmigo por teléfono — he was very curt o short with me on the phone

-no se puede -contestó muy seco — "can't be done," he replied curtly

7) (=sin resonancia) [tos] dry; [ruido] dull; [impacto] sharp

oyó el golpe seco de la puerta — he heard the dull thud of the door

le dio un golpe seco en la cabeza — he gave him a sharp bang on the head

8)

en seco (=bruscamente)

frenar en seco — to brake sharply

pararse en seco — to stop dead, stop suddenly

parar a algn en seco — [al hablar] to cut sb short

9) (=sin acompañamiento)

sobrevivimos a base de pan seco — we survived on bread alone

para vivir sólo tiene el sueldo seco — he has nothing but his salary to live on

palo 5)
10)

a secas —

no existe la libertad a secas — there's no such thing as freedom pure and simple

Gerardo García, Gerardo a secas para los amigos — Gerardo García, just Gerardo to his friends

nos alimentamos de pan a secas — we survived on nothing but bread

lo dejó seco de un tiro — he blew him away *

cuando me dijo el precio me dejó seco — I was stunned when he told me the price

tener seco a algn Col, Cono Sur

me tienen seco — I've had enough of them

a ver todos, ¿al seco? — come on everyone, (down) in one!

2.
SM Col main course
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-ca adjetivo
1)
a) [ESTAR] <ropa/platos/pintura> dry

manténgase en lugar seco — store in a dry place

tengo la boca/garganta seca — my mouth/throat is dry

b) [ESTAR] <planta/río/comida> dry
c) [SER] <clima/región> dry
2) (disecado) <higos/flores> dried

bacalao seco — stockfish, dried salt cod

3) [SER] (no graso) <piel/pelo> dry
4) [SER] (no dulce) <vino/licor/vermut> dry
5) <golpe/sonido> sharp; <tos> dry
6)
a) <respuesta/carácter> dry

estuvo muy seco conmigo — he was very short with me

b) (fam) (delgado) thin

está más seco que un palo — he's as thin as a rake

c) [ESTAR] (fam) (sediento) parched (colloq)
7) (en locs)

en seco — <frenar> sharply, suddenly

me paró en seco — he stopped me in my tracks

limpieza en seco — dry cleaning

a secas — (fam)

llámeme Roberto a secas — just call me (plain) Roberto

comimos pan a secas — we ate bread on its own

dejar a alguien seco — (matar) (fam) to kill somebody stone dead (colloq); noticia/respuesta

la noticia me dejó seco — when I heard the news I was absolutely staggered

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= curt, dry [drier -comp., driest -sup.], shrivelled [shriveled, -USA], waterless, sun-dried, dried.
Ex. The young man pointed to him and said in a sharp, curt tone: 'Let me see your briefcase'.
Ex. Machine-made paper, provided that it was dry, could be laid on with sufficient accuracy for register to be made with no more ado than adjustment of the forme for the second run.
Ex. Green leaf parts showed higher transpiration rates and lower surface temperature than those that were yellow and shrivelled.
Ex. This area is visited only by desert rats, biologists, military personnel, and those desperate people willing to walk across as much as 60 miles of waterless trail.
Ex. This tasty salad with broad beans, sun-dried tomatoes and griddled lamb is great as a healthy and filling main meal.
Ex. Smoked and dried fish are preferable to canned, and there are excellent varieties of tuna jerky on the market today.
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* albaricoque seco = dried apricot.
* alergia a los frutos secos = nut allergy.
* completamente seco = bone dry.
* dejar en el dique seco = mothball.
* dique seco = dry dock.
* en el dique seco = in dry dock, in the wilderness.
* en seco = in blind, blind, cold turkey.
* estación seca, la = dry season, the.
* flor seca = cut-and-dried flower.
* fotografía en seco = dry photography.
* fruta seca = dried fruit.
* fruto seco = nut.
* frutos secos = nuts.
* frutos secos garrapiñados = marron glacé.
* frutos secos glaseados = marron glacé.
* golpe seco = flop.
* hielo seco = dry ice powder.
* hielo seco en polvo = dry ice powder.
* impresión en seco = blind impression.
* impreso en seco = blind-tooled.
* legumbre seca = dry bean.
* limpieza en seco = dry cleaning.
* período seco = dry spell.
* polvo seco = dry powder.
* semilla seca = dried seed.
* totalmente seco = bone dry.
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-ca adjetivo
1)
a) [ESTAR] <ropa/platos/pintura> dry

manténgase en lugar seco — store in a dry place

tengo la boca/garganta seca — my mouth/throat is dry

b) [ESTAR] <planta/río/comida> dry
c) [SER] <clima/región> dry
2) (disecado) <higos/flores> dried

bacalao seco — stockfish, dried salt cod

3) [SER] (no graso) <piel/pelo> dry
4) [SER] (no dulce) <vino/licor/vermut> dry
5) <golpe/sonido> sharp; <tos> dry
6)
a) <respuesta/carácter> dry

estuvo muy seco conmigo — he was very short with me

b) (fam) (delgado) thin

está más seco que un palo — he's as thin as a rake

c) [ESTAR] (fam) (sediento) parched (colloq)
7) (en locs)

en seco — <frenar> sharply, suddenly

me paró en seco — he stopped me in my tracks

limpieza en seco — dry cleaning

a secas — (fam)

llámeme Roberto a secas — just call me (plain) Roberto

comimos pan a secas — we ate bread on its own

dejar a alguien seco — (matar) (fam) to kill somebody stone dead (colloq); noticia/respuesta

la noticia me dejó seco — when I heard the news I was absolutely staggered

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= curt, dry [drier -comp., driest -sup.], shrivelled [shriveled, -USA], waterless, sun-dried, dried.

Ex: The young man pointed to him and said in a sharp, curt tone: 'Let me see your briefcase'.

Ex: Machine-made paper, provided that it was dry, could be laid on with sufficient accuracy for register to be made with no more ado than adjustment of the forme for the second run.
Ex: Green leaf parts showed higher transpiration rates and lower surface temperature than those that were yellow and shrivelled.
Ex: This area is visited only by desert rats, biologists, military personnel, and those desperate people willing to walk across as much as 60 miles of waterless trail.
Ex: This tasty salad with broad beans, sun-dried tomatoes and griddled lamb is great as a healthy and filling main meal.
Ex: Smoked and dried fish are preferable to canned, and there are excellent varieties of tuna jerky on the market today.
* albaricoque seco = dried apricot.
* alergia a los frutos secos = nut allergy.
* completamente seco = bone dry.
* dejar en el dique seco = mothball.
* dique seco = dry dock.
* en el dique seco = in dry dock, in the wilderness.
* en seco = in blind, blind, cold turkey.
* estación seca, la = dry season, the.
* flor seca = cut-and-dried flower.
* fotografía en seco = dry photography.
* fruta seca = dried fruit.
* fruto seco = nut.
* frutos secos = nuts.
* frutos secos garrapiñados = marron glacé.
* frutos secos glaseados = marron glacé.
* golpe seco = flop.
* hielo seco = dry ice powder.
* hielo seco en polvo = dry ice powder.
* impresión en seco = blind impression.
* impreso en seco = blind-tooled.
* legumbre seca = dry bean.
* limpieza en seco = dry cleaning.
* período seco = dry spell.
* polvo seco = dry powder.
* semilla seca = dried seed.
* totalmente seco = bone dry.

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seco1 -ca
adjective
A
1 [ ESTAR] ‹ropa/platos/pintura› dry
[ S ] manténgase en lugar seco store in a dry place
tengo la boca/garganta seca my mouth/throat is dry
2 [ ESTAR] ‹planta/tierra› dry
el campo está sequísimo the countryside o land is really dry o parched
3 [ ESTAR] ‹río/pozo› dry
4 [ ESTAR] ‹arroz/pollo› dry
el pescado estuvo demasiado tiempo en el horno y está muy seco the fish was in the oven for too long so it's got(ten) very dry
5 [ SER] ‹clima/región› dry
B (desecado) ‹higos› dried; ‹flores› dried
bacalao seco stockfish, dried salt cod
C [ SER] (no graso) ‹piel/pelo› dry
D [ SER] (no dulce) ‹vino/licor/vermú› dry
E ‹golpe/sonido› sharp; ‹tos› dry
F
1 ‹respuesta/carácter› dry
estuvo muy seco conmigo he was very short o brusque o curt with me
2 (fam) (delgado) thin
está más seco que un palo he's as thin as a rake
3 [ ESTAR] (fam) (sediento) parched (colloq)
G (en locs):
en seco ‹frenar› sharply, suddenly
me paró en seco he stopped me dead o he stopped me in my tracks
el coche paró en seco the car stopped dead
limpieza en seco dry cleaning
a secas (fam): quíteme el `doctor', llámeme Roberto a secas there's no need to call me `doctor', just call me (plain) Roberto
le dijo que no, así a secas she gave him a straight `no'
pan así a secas no me apetece I don't feel like eating just bread on its own like that
le pidió mil dólares así, a secas he just asked him for a thousand dollars outright o straight out, he asked him for a thousand dollars, just like that
dejar a algn seco (fam); to kill sb stone dead (colloq)
seco para algo (Chi fam): el hijo le salió seco para la física her son turned out to be brilliant o a whiz at physics (colloq)
es seco para el garabato he has a great line in swear words (colloq)
tener seco a algn (Col, RPl fam): este tipo me tiene seca I'm up to here with o I'm sick and tired of this guy (colloq)
tomarse algo al seco (Chi fam); to down sth o knock sth back (in one go) (colloq)
seco2
masculine
(Col)
main dish
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Del verbo secar: (conjugate secar)

seco es:

1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

secó es:

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

Multiple Entries:
secar    
seco
secar (conjugate secar) verbo transitivo
a)ropa/pelo/platosto dry;

pintura/arcillato dry
b)tierra/plantas/hierbato dry up;

pielto make … dry
verbo intransitivo
to dry
secarse verbo pronominal
1
a) [ropa/pintura/pelo] to dry;

[piel] to get dry;
se me seca mucho la piel my skin gets very dry

b) [herida] to heal (up)

c) [tierra/planta/hierba] to dry up

d) [río/pozo/fuente] to dry up

e) [arroz/guiso] to go dry

2 (refl) [persona] to dry oneself;
manos/peloto dry;
lágrimasto dry, wipe away
seco
-ca adjetivo

1
a) [ESTAR] ‹ropa/platos/pinturadry;

boca/gargantadry
b) [ESTAR] ‹planta/río/comidadry

c) [SER] ‹clima/regióndry

2higos/floresdried;
bacalao seco stockfish, dried salt cod

3 [SER] (no graso) ‹piel/pelodry
4 [SER] (no dulce) ‹vino/licor/vermutdry
5golpe/sonidosharp;
tosdry
6respuesta/carácterdry;
estuvo muy seco conmigo he was very short with me

7 (en locs)
en secofrenar/pararsharply, suddenly;

limpieza en seco dry cleaning
secar verbo transitivo to dry: el sol secó la pintura, the sun dried the paint
seco,-a adjetivo
1 (sin humedad) dry
(disecado) dried
(sin agua) el río está seco, the river is dry
2 (planta) dried up
3 (pelo, piel) dry
4 (tos) dry, hacking
5 (vino, alcohol) dry
6 (poco afable) curt, sharp
(contestación) crisp, terse
7 (golpe, ruido) sharp
8 (delgado, con poca carne) skinny
9 fam (atónito, parado) stunned
♦ Locuciones: a secas, (sin más) llámame Paco a secas, just call me Paco
en seco, (de golpe, bruscamente) estaba hablando y se paró en seco, he was talking when he stopped dead
(muerto en el acto) se cayó de un precipicio y se quedó seco, he fell off the cliff and died instantly
'seco' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
bocinazo
- dique
- lavar
- lavado
- limpieza
- palo
- secar
- seca
- secarse
- bacalao
- contrario
- limpiar
- más
- moco
- parar
- se
- vino
English:
bone-dry
- clean
- crack
- crisp
- curt
- dead
- dehydrated
- dried
- dry
- dry wine
- dry-clean
- mop
- nut
- parched
- rap
- seasoned
- shell
- short
- shrivelled
- snap
- stop
- wipe away
- bone
- click
- desiccated
- dryness
- medium
- moist
- smart
- terse
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seco, -a
adj
1. [ropa, lugar] dry;
el pantalón todavía no está seco the Br trousers o US pants aren't yet dry;
tiene la piel seca/el cabello seco she has dry skin/hair;
consérvese en un lugar seco [en etiqueta] keep in a dry place
2. [higos] dried;
flores secas dried flowers
3. [clima, país] dry
4. [marchito] withered
5. [pozo, fuente] dry, dried up
6. [persona, actitud] brusque (con to);
estuvo muy seco con su madre he was very short with his mother;
me contestó con un no seco she answered me with a curt “no”
7. [flaco] thin, lean;
se está quedando seco he's getting skinny
8. [vino, licor] dry
9. [ruido] dull;
[tos] dry; [voz] sharp;
un golpe seco a thud
10. Fam [sediento] thirsty;
estar seco to be thirsty
11. Fam [muerto] stone-dead;
[pasmado] stunned;
dejar a alguien seco [matar] to kill sb stone-dead;
[pasmar] to stun sb; RP Fam [agotar] to leave sb drained
12.
parar en seco [bruscamente] to stop dead
nm
1. Perú [guiso] = meat stew served with rice and a garlic, lemon and coriander sauce
2. Col [plato principal] main dish
a secas loc adv
simply, just;
llámame Juan a secas just call me Juan;
no comas pan a secas don't eat just bread
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seco
adj
1 dry; planta dried up;
estar seco fam (tener sed) be parched fam
2 fig (antipático) curt, brusque
3
:
dejar a alguien seco fam kill s.o. stone dead;
parar en seco stop dead
4
:
llámala Carmen a secas just call her Carmen
* * *
seco, -ca adj
1) : dry
2) disecado: dried
fruta seca: dried fruit
3) : thin, lean
4) : curt, brusque
5) : sharp
un golpe seco: a sharp blow
6)
a secas : simply, just
se llama Chico, a secas: he's just called Chico
7)
en seco : abruptly, suddenly
frenar en seco: to make a sudden stop
* * *
seco adj
1. (en general) dry [comp. drier; superl. driest]
recoge la ropa cuando esté seca bring the washing in when it's dry
2. (frutos, flores) dried
higos secos dried figs
3. (persona) unfriendly [comp. unfriendlier; superl. unfriendliest]
su padre es muy seco her father is unfriendly
frenar en seco to stop dead

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