riddle

riddle
I 'ridl noun
(a puzzle usually in the form of a question, which describes an object, person etc in a mysterious or misleading way: Can you guess the answer to this riddle?; The answer to the riddle `What flies for ever, and never rests?' is `The wind'.) adivinanza, acertijo

II 'ridl verb
(to make (something) full of holes: They riddled the car with bullets.) acribillar; cribar
riddle n acertijo / adivinanza
riddle
tr['rɪdəl]
noun
1 acertijo, adivinanza
2 (sieve) criba
transitive verb
1 cribar
2 (with bullets) acribillar
riddle ['rɪdəl] vt, -dled ; -dling : acribillar
riddled with bullets: acribillado a balazos
riddled with errors: lleno de errores
riddle n
: acertijo m, adivinanza f
riddle
n.
acertijo s.m.
adivinanza s.f.
criba gruesa s.f.
enigma s.m.
garbillo s.m.
logogrifo s.m.
mote s.m.
quisicosa s.f.
rompecabezas s.m.
v.
acribillar v.
cribar v.
garbillar v.

I 'rɪdḷ
noun
a) (puzzle) adivinanza f, acertijo m

to speak in riddles — hablar en clave

b) (mystery) enigma m, misterio m

II
transitive verb (perforate) (often pass)

to be riddled WITH something: his body was riddled with bullets lo habían acribillado a balazos; she was riddled with cancer tenía cáncer por todo el cuerpo, estaba cundida de cáncer (Méx); the chairs are riddled with woodworm las sillas están llenas de carcoma or todas carcomidas; the organization is riddled with corruption — la corrupción ha llegado a todos los niveles de la organización


I
['rɪdl]
N (=word puzzle) acertijo m , adivinanza f ; (=mystery) enigma m , misterio m ; (=person etc) enigma m

to ask sb a riddle — proponer un acertijo a algn

to speak in riddles — hablar en clave


II ['rɪdl]
1.
N (=sieve) criba f , criba f gruesa; (=potato sorter etc) escogedor m
2. VT
1) (=sieve) cribar; [+ potatoes etc] pasar por el escogedor
2)

to riddle with — [+ bullets etc] acribillar a

the house is riddled with damp — la casa tiene humedad por todas partes

the organization is riddled with communists — el organismo está plagado de comunistas

the army is riddled with subversion — el ejército está infectado de elementos subversivos

* * *

I ['rɪdḷ]
noun
a) (puzzle) adivinanza f, acertijo m

to speak in riddles — hablar en clave

b) (mystery) enigma m, misterio m

II
transitive verb (perforate) (often pass)

to be riddled WITH something: his body was riddled with bullets lo habían acribillado a balazos; she was riddled with cancer tenía cáncer por todo el cuerpo, estaba cundida de cáncer (Méx); the chairs are riddled with woodworm las sillas están llenas de carcoma or todas carcomidas; the organization is riddled with corruption — la corrupción ha llegado a todos los niveles de la organización


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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