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Spanish translation of “straggle”

straggle

verb /ˈstrӕɡl/
to grow or spread untidily
extenderse, desparramarse, crecer desordenadamente
His beard straggled over his chest.
to walk too slowly to remain with a body of eg marching soldiers, walkers etc
rezagarse, ir rezagado
We watched the last soldiers straggle back to the camp.
straggler noun a person who walks too slowly during a march etc and gets left behind
rezagado
A car was sent to pick up the stragglers.
straggly adjective straggling untidily
desaliñado
straggly hair.
straggliness noun
desorden
(Definition of straggle from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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