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fracas

  • 1 alboroto

    m.
    1 din (ruido).
    2 fuss, to-do (jaleo).
    3 lot of noise, brawl, riot, bustle.
    4 frolic, noise, hullabaloo.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: alborotar.
    * * *
    1 (gritería) din, racket, row
    2 (desorden) uproar, commotion, disturbance
    3 (sobresalto) shock, alarm
    * * *
    noun m.
    2) riot
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=disturbio) disturbance; (=vocerío) racket, row; (=jaleo) uproar; (=motín) riot; (=pelea) brawl
    2) (=susto) scare, alarm
    3) pl alborotos CAm (=rosetas de maíz) popcorn sing
    * * *
    a) (agitación, nerviosismo) agitation; ( excitación) excitement
    b) ( ruido) racket
    c) (disturbio, jaleo) disturbance, commotion; ( motín) riot
    * * *
    = fuss, buzz, hype, the, uproar, hoopla, hue and cry, hubbub, spin, commotion, hilarity, rumpus, racket, fracas, hustle and bustle, hurly-burly, riot.
    Ex. Hernandez decided that if he wished to survive in this restrictive atmosphere his options were clearly the following: don't make waves, do a good job with no fuss of which he could be proud, and try to gain Balzac's respect.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Turf wars in the playback software arena: Microsoft Netshow, Windows Multimedia Player, and all that buzz'.
    Ex. However, given the hype about the networking of public libraries in the US, it is perhaps surprising to note that only 21% have some form of connection to the Internet.
    Ex. The film tells of the uproar the librarian created when he extended an invitation to an advocate of theories on black inferiority to address a high school assembly.
    Ex. Amid the hoopla, she hasn't forgotten its roots.
    Ex. There was no great hue and cry from the coastal community when the two papers appeared in print.
    Ex. And arming himself with patience and piety he tarried awhile until the hubbub was stilled.
    Ex. In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex. She pleaded, futilely, in broken French, until an elderly man, hearing the commotion, came to her rescue.
    Ex. The author combines southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity.
    Ex. Then reading of this story aloud to young children as they look at the pictures, needs a firm, quiet voice, until that glorious wordless pictorial passage showing the 'wild rumpus,' when at least one reader discovers it is necessary to give a one-man vocal performance of some rumbustious classical music as accompaniment to the viewing of those pages.
    Ex. He says the library science degree is a racket; that there's nothing taught in library school that can't be better learned on the job.
    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. The article ' Hustle and bustle or solemn silence?' argues that changes in society require a re-examination of the library's role.
    Ex. No, the hurly-burly of politics holds no enchantment for me, I in fact have a deep rooted scepticism and I am disillusioned about politics.
    Ex. The subjects referred to recur frequently in the writings of the 'socially committed' -- drugs, sex, racism, student unrest, riots, scandals in government, conservation, the role of women in society are among them.
    ----
    * causar un gran alboroto = make + a splash.
    * provocar un gran alboroto = make + a splash.
    * * *
    a) (agitación, nerviosismo) agitation; ( excitación) excitement
    b) ( ruido) racket
    c) (disturbio, jaleo) disturbance, commotion; ( motín) riot
    * * *
    = fuss, buzz, hype, the, uproar, hoopla, hue and cry, hubbub, spin, commotion, hilarity, rumpus, racket, fracas, hustle and bustle, hurly-burly, riot.

    Ex: Hernandez decided that if he wished to survive in this restrictive atmosphere his options were clearly the following: don't make waves, do a good job with no fuss of which he could be proud, and try to gain Balzac's respect.

    Ex: The article is entitled 'Turf wars in the playback software arena: Microsoft Netshow, Windows Multimedia Player, and all that buzz'.
    Ex: However, given the hype about the networking of public libraries in the US, it is perhaps surprising to note that only 21% have some form of connection to the Internet.
    Ex: The film tells of the uproar the librarian created when he extended an invitation to an advocate of theories on black inferiority to address a high school assembly.
    Ex: Amid the hoopla, she hasn't forgotten its roots.
    Ex: There was no great hue and cry from the coastal community when the two papers appeared in print.
    Ex: And arming himself with patience and piety he tarried awhile until the hubbub was stilled.
    Ex: In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex: She pleaded, futilely, in broken French, until an elderly man, hearing the commotion, came to her rescue.
    Ex: The author combines southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity.
    Ex: Then reading of this story aloud to young children as they look at the pictures, needs a firm, quiet voice, until that glorious wordless pictorial passage showing the 'wild rumpus,' when at least one reader discovers it is necessary to give a one-man vocal performance of some rumbustious classical music as accompaniment to the viewing of those pages.
    Ex: He says the library science degree is a racket; that there's nothing taught in library school that can't be better learned on the job.
    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: The article ' Hustle and bustle or solemn silence?' argues that changes in society require a re-examination of the library's role.
    Ex: No, the hurly-burly of politics holds no enchantment for me, I in fact have a deep rooted scepticism and I am disillusioned about politics.
    Ex: The subjects referred to recur frequently in the writings of the 'socially committed' -- drugs, sex, racism, student unrest, riots, scandals in government, conservation, the role of women in society are among them.
    * causar un gran alboroto = make + a splash.
    * provocar un gran alboroto = make + a splash.

    * * *
    A
    1 (agitación, nerviosismo) agitation; (excitación) excitement
    2 (ruido) racket
    B
    1 (disturbio, jaleo) disturbance, commotion, ruckus ( AmE colloq)
    2 (motín) riot
    * * *

    Del verbo alborotar: ( conjugate alborotar)

    alboroto es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    alborotó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    alborotar    
    alboroto
    alborotar ( conjugate alborotar) verbo intransitivo
    to make a racket
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( agitar) to agitate, get … agitated;

    ( excitar) to get … excited

    alborotarse verbo pronominal
    a) ( agitarse) to get agitated o upset;

    ( excitarse) to get excited

    alboroto sustantivo masculino
    a) (agitación, nerviosismo) agitation;

    ( excitación) excitement

    c) (disturbio, jaleo) disturbance, commotion;

    ( motín) riot
    alborotar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (causar agitación) to agitate, work up
    2 (revolver, desordenar) to make untidy, turn upside down
    II vi (causar jaleo) to kick up a racket
    alboroto sustantivo masculino
    1 (jaleo) din, racket
    2 (disturbios) disturbance, uproar
    ' alboroto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alteración
    - armar
    - gresca
    - mogollón
    - organizarse
    - barullo
    - bochinche
    - bronca
    - escándalo
    - jaleo
    - tumulto
    English:
    commotion
    - disturbance
    - excitement
    - fuss
    - hubbub
    - pandemonium
    - rowdy
    - uproar
    - up
    * * *
    nm
    1. [ruido] din;
    había mucho alboroto en la calle there was a lot of noise in the street
    2. [jaleo] fuss, to-do;
    se armó un gran alboroto there was a huge fuss;
    se produjeron alborotos callejeros there were street disturbances
    alborotos nmpl
    CAm popcorn
    * * *
    m commotion
    * * *
    1) : disturbance, ruckus
    2) motín: riot
    * * *
    1. (jaleo) racket
    2. (disturbio) disturbance / riot

    Spanish-English dictionary > alboroto

  • 2 altercado

    m.
    1 argument, row.
    2 altercation, fight, dispute, quarrel.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: altercar.
    * * *
    1 argument, quarrel
    * * *
    noun m.
    altercation, dispute
    * * *
    masculino argument
    * * *
    = altercation, argument, aggressive incident, scandal, running battle, dust-up, fracas.
    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. We do not want to see young assistants at the counter getting involved in an argument.
    Ex. Data on 9318 aggressive incidents were collected from official game reports.
    Ex. The subjects referred to recur frequently in the writings of the 'socially committed' -- drugs, sex, racism, student unrest, riots, scandals in government, conservation, the role of women in society are among them.
    Ex. Gangs of youths throwing gasoline bombs clashed with the police in running battles on the streets of Londonderry early today.
    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.
    ----
    * tener un altercado = have + altercation.
    * * *
    masculino argument
    * * *
    = altercation, argument, aggressive incident, scandal, running battle, dust-up, fracas.

    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: We do not want to see young assistants at the counter getting involved in an argument.
    Ex: Data on 9318 aggressive incidents were collected from official game reports.
    Ex: The subjects referred to recur frequently in the writings of the 'socially committed' -- drugs, sex, racism, student unrest, riots, scandals in government, conservation, the role of women in society are among them.
    Ex: Gangs of youths throwing gasoline bombs clashed with the police in running battles on the streets of Londonderry early today.
    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.
    * tener un altercado = have + altercation.

    * * *
    argument, altercation ( frml)
    tener un altercado con algn to have an argument with sb
    * * *

    Del verbo altercar: ( conjugate altercar)

    altercado es:

    el participio

    altercado sustantivo masculino
    argument
    altercado sustantivo masculino quarrel, argument
    ' altercado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    zafarrancho
    - discusión
    English:
    flare-up
    - wrangle
    - fracas
    * * *
    argument, row;
    tuvo un altercado con el jefe she had an argument o a row with the boss;
    altercado callejero disturbance
    * * *
    m argument, altercation fml
    * * *
    discusión, disputa: altercation, argument, dispute
    * * *
    1. (riña) argument
    2. (enfrentamiento) disturbance

    Spanish-English dictionary > altercado

  • 3 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

  • 4 gresca

    f.
    1 row.
    se armó una gresca there was a fuss o row
    2 quarrel, dispute, fight, altercation.
    3 uproar, fracas, noise, shouting.
    * * *
    1 (bulla) racket
    2 (riña) row
    \
    armar gresca to kick up a racket
    * * *
    SF (=bulla) uproar, hubbub; (=trifulca) row, shindy *

    andar a la gresca — to row, brawl

    * * *
    femenino (fam) ( jaleo) rumpus (colloq); ( riña) fight
    * * *
    = donnybrook, brawl, ruckus, fracas.
    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. 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. Sometime back a heroine created a ruckus by saying that the actor acted fresh with her by biting her lips in a smooching scene.
    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.
    * * *
    femenino (fam) ( jaleo) rumpus (colloq); ( riña) fight
    * * *
    = donnybrook, brawl, ruckus, fracas.

    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: 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: Sometime back a heroine created a ruckus by saying that the actor acted fresh with her by biting her lips in a smooching scene.
    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.

    * * *
    ( fam)
    (jaleo) rumpus ( colloq), ruckus ( AmE colloq); (riña) fight
    * * *

    gresca sustantivo femenino (fam) ( jaleo) rumpus (colloq);
    ( riña) fight
    gresca sustantivo femenino
    1 (riña, pelea) row
    2 (alboroto) racket
    ' gresca' also found in these entries:
    English:
    free
    * * *
    gresca nf
    1. [alboroto] row;
    se armó una gresca there was a fuss o row
    2. [pelea] fight;
    resultó herido en una gresca he was injured in a fight
    * * *
    f
    1 ( pelea) fight;
    armar gresca start a fight
    2 ( escándalo) din, uproar

    Spanish-English dictionary > gresca

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 zafarrancho

    m.
    1 clearing of the decks (Nautical).
    2 mess (destrozo).
    3 row, fracas (riña).
    4 clearing for action, forcible evacuation.
    * * *
    1 MILITAR clearing for action
    2 (jaleo) commotion
    3 (desorden) mess
    \
    ¡zafarrancho de combate! action stations!
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Náut) clearing for action
    2) (=desastre) havoc
    3) * (=riña) fracas, row
    * * *
    masculino (fam)
    a) ( caos) chaos; ( alboroto) commotion
    b) ( desastre) (fam)
    * * *
    masculino (fam)
    a) ( caos) chaos; ( alboroto) commotion
    b) ( desastre) (fam)
    * * *
    ( fam)
    1 (caos) chaos; (alboroto) commotion, ruckus ( AmE colloq), to-do ( BrE colloq)
    se armó un zafarrancho tremendo all hell broke loose ( colloq)
    2
    (mamarracho): hacer un zafarrancho to make a mess
    estaba hecha un zafarrancho she looked a real mess
    Compuesto:
    call to action o battle stations
    * * *

    zafarrancho sustantivo masculino
    1 Náut clearing of the decks
    Mil cleaning of the barracks
    zafarrancho de combate, call to action stations
    zafarrancho de limpieza, general cleaning
    2 fam (desastre, barullo) havoc
    (riña, altercado, discusión) row
    ' zafarrancho' also found in these entries:
    English:
    station
    * * *
    1. Náut clearing of the decks
    Mil zafarrancho de combate call to action stations
    2. [destrozo] mess
    3. [riña] row, fracas
    4. Fam [limpieza general] spring cleaning
    * * *
    m
    :
    zafarrancho de combate call to action;
    ¡zafarrancho de combate! action o battle stations!

    Spanish-English dictionary > zafarrancho

  • 8 alboroto

    • brawl
    • bustle
    • bustling
    • charivari
    • commotion
    • disturbance
    • fracas
    • frolic
    • fuss
    • gambol
    • hue and cry
    • hullabaloo
    • hurly-burly
    • lot of noise
    • melée
    • nofault automobile insurance
    • noise
    • noise about
    • racket
    • rampage
    • rinse through
    • rinsings
    • riot
    • riot act
    • riot police
    • rioter
    • rioting
    • riotous
    • rout
    • row
    • rowdyism
    • rumpus
    • uproar
    • whoop-de-do
    • whoop-de-doo

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > alboroto

  • 9 gresca

    • dispute
    • fight
    • fracas
    • hubbub
    • nofault automobile insurance
    • noise about
    • quarrel
    • shouting
    • uproar

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > gresca

  • 10 pendencia

    • affray
    • bicker
    • brawl
    • broil
    • donnybrook
    • fracas
    • fray
    • free-for-all
    • melée
    • pendency
    • quarrel
    • ruckus
    • squabble

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > pendencia

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