kid significado, kid definición | diccionario de inglés definición



  ( kids    plural & 3rd person present)   ( kidding    present participle)   ( kidded    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   You can refer to a child as a kid.  
INFORMAL   They've got three kids..., All the kids in my class could read.     
2       adj   You can refer to your younger brother as your kid brother and your younger sister as your kid sister.  
3       n-count   A kid is a young goat.  
4       verb   If you are kidding, you are saying something that is not really true, as a joke.  
INFORMAL   usu cont  
I'm not kidding, Frank. There's a cow out there, just standing around...      V  
Are you sure you're not kidding me?      V n  
5       verb   If you kid someone, you tease them.  
He liked to kid Ingrid a lot...      V n  
He used to kid me about being chubby.      V n about -ing/n  
6       verb   If people kidthemselves, they allow themselves to believe something that is not true because they wish that it was true.   (=fool)  
We're kidding ourselves, Bill. We're not winning, we're not even doing well...      V pron-refl  
I could kid myself that you did this for me, but it would be a lie.      V pron-refl that  
7    You can say `No kidding?' to show that you are interested or surprised when someone tells you something.  
no kidding?      convention  
`We won.'—`No kidding?'     
8    You can say `you've got to be kidding' or `you must be kidding' to someone if they have said something that you think is ridiculous or completely untrue.  
sb has got to be kidding/sb must be kidding      phrase   V inflects     (feelings)    You've got to be kidding! I can't live here!...     
9    You can say `who is she kidding?' or `who is he trying to kid?' if you think it is obvious that someone is not being sincere and does not mean what they say.  
who is sb kidding/who is sb trying to kid?      phrase   V inflects  
She played the role of a meek, innocent, shy girl. I don't know who she was trying to kid...     

kid gloves     
If you treat someone or something withkid gloves, or if you give them the kid glove treatment, you are very careful in the way you deal with them.      n-plural   oft with N  
In presidential campaigns, foreign policy is treated with kid gloves...     
school kid        ( school kids    plural  ) , schoolkid   School kids are schoolchildren.  
INFORMAL      n-count   usu pl  
...young school kids in short pants.     
whizz-kid        ( whizz-kids    plural  ) , whizzkid, whizz kid   If you refer to a young person as a whizz-kid, you mean that they have achieved success at a young age because they are very clever and very good at something, especially making money.  
INFORMAL      n-count   usu with supp  
...a financial whizz kid., ...a whizz-kid physics student.     
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      n   ankle-biter     (Austral. slang)   baby, bairn, boy, child, girl, infant, lad, lass, little one, rug rat     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   sprog     (slang)   stripling, teenager, tot, youngster, youth  
      vb   bamboozle, beguile, cozen, delude, fool, gull     (archaic)   hoax, hoodwink, jest, joke, mock, plague, pretend, rag     (Brit.)   ridicule, tease, trick, wind up     (Brit. slang)  

whizz kid        (informal)  
child genius, genius, mastermind, phenom     (U.S. informal)   prodigy, talent, whizz     (informal)   wonder kid, wunderkind  

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