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1informal(fear)miedo masculinemieditis feminine informaljulepe masculine South America informalcanguelo masculine Spain informalto be in a (blue) funk over sth — estar muerto de miedo por algo
- Job seekers anxious about seeing the freshest Craigslist posts can subscribe to a feed instead of hitting reload for hours in a paranoid funk.
- Sometimes it requires a crisis to sort out those fitted for leadership from their confreres inclined to dash around in a blind funk.
- So when I was instructed to put my haggling skills to work and go in search of some bargains in York city centre I was in a blind funk.
- I may even get better at answering mails straight away rather than letting them mount up until I drop into a blue funk about the backlog.
- Far from implementing smart strategies to fight terror, this administration has only succeeded in scaring the public and pushed the country into an uncharacteristic funk.
- Who, or what, got you into the funk in the first place?
- A freak car accident leaves Marie-Josée Croze in an existential funk.
- He lies in an existential funk trying to make sense of it all.
- For example, I can say, Sushila has been in such a blue funk that she refuses to even step out of the house.
- I was asked the other day during an interview what I do personally when I get into a blue funk.
- I like words and although I have no idea where it came from, ‘blue funk’ seems an apposite description of not only how I have felt but also how I have been.
- But if savers and builders are sufficiently scared and sufficiently depressed, even big tax cuts may not be enough to bring them out of their funk.
- The messages helped snap Pottruck out of his funk.
- August historically is his best month, and he showed signs of snapping out of his funk before the break, hitting with authority and showing patience.
- Back at Harlem hospital, Sugar was snapping out of her funk.
- What's more, composure is dynamic throughout a season, so that players who start to slump will have a tough time getting out of their funk.
- That financial support, albeit brief, shook Shafer out of his funk.
- Thorn almost thought that the fact that she was arguing with him was a good sign, meaning that she was, at least a little, out of her funk.
- When Benard hits more to left field, you'll know he's out of his funk.
- It may only serve to get you out of your funk and into the gym - but hey, that's half the battle of any exercise program.
- Meeting people like this is exciting and scary, but it might be just what you need to jolt yourself out of your funk.
- Nothing in particular happened to cheer me up - I just came out of my funk.
- At the sound of his son's name, Andrew snapped out of his funk and slowly swung his other foot to the ground.
- I just can't seem to focus on things that might get me out of my funk - such as getting the remortgage underway and finalised.
- She quickly snapped out of her funk, and got a good look at the boy before her.
- Gareth shook out of his funk from watching Jude sit down and automatically shook his hand.
- Our Prime Minister has come out of his funk, and has some real serious plans for this country.
- Many people assume comfort foods are eaten when a person is in a funk, depressed, bored, or lonely.
- I thought I got depressed, but even in a depressed funk, my lowest grade would be at least a ten!
- The metallic scritch of a key in the lock jolted me out of my funk.
- She brings him out of his funk, drags him out dancing, and gives him a new lease of life.
2dated, informal(coward)gallina masculine, feminine informal
1we funked telling her the truth — no le dijimos la verdad por miedo
- By a donnish performance, more in the style of a school of philosophy than of an economics department, Letwin proved the case for tax cuts, then forged an intellectual alibi for funking its implementation.
- The attempt then to portray Al Gore, who rejected the subterfuge, as the one who was funking national debates was farcical.
- It was interesting to see how Hollywood coped with this theme, and how director Sydney Pollack tiptoed towards reality but funked it in the end.
- Because otherwise you would have funked it, you would have been seen to have been the person, the country, that precipitated it and then walked away from it.
- Green spokesman Dan Boyle said the Government had funked unfair tax reliefs and failed to tackle the Savage 16 welfare cuts.
- Hugh has been through Alcoholics Anonymous and has funked it.
- But we have had many opportunities to display a more radical voice and we have funked them.
- Astonishingly one of the judges, Tom Doorley, funked both drisheen and tripe - refusing to eat either.
- This legislative programme didn't just funk the big issues - hospital waiting times, proportional representation, class sizes and family law reform - it funked the little issues as well.
- But, as Limerick City Council, Limerick County Council and countless others are allowed sink so low that they cannot even empty the bins, Leinster House funks the fundamental issue.
- Given the blather SFO dispenses about ‘modern’ and ‘contemporary’ solutions to the stodginess of opera, how disappointing is it when an apotheosis, written into the music, is funked by the production team?
- The chief executive and music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic funked a London trip ‘‘due to the international situation’.
- The assembled leaders seem certain to funk both challenges.
- I believe that we in western Europe have a historic choice in the next few years, and that we can be visionary, or we can funk it.
- The decision by Labour to funk the presidential election underlines that party's frivolity.
- If he funks this one then his government will unravel and we will be back to John Major, the Exchange Rate Mechanism and Maastricht.
- It would have made clear that this administration had a sense of historic purpose and that it was not going to funk the most important single issue facing Britain in the new millennium.
1música funk feminine
- It combines elements of hip-hop, reggae, funk, punk rock and even traditional Irish folk music.
- The result is an effort that encompasses a multitude of styles, from funk and soul to stirring ballads constructed around strong melodies.
- The North Queensland based group are a newly-formed but very professional outfit who fuse elements of funk and reggae with hip hop and groovy rhythms.
- It makes for quite an eclectic mix, with elements of soul, funk, gospel and Rasta thrown into the hip-hop mix.
- They're pushing out rather typical rock music with hints of hip-hop and funk, elements that are too subtle to redefine the end result.
- Many artists could list soul, funk, jazz, hip hop and r 'n' b as influences, but few could put such a personal and individual stamp on their sound.
- The rising star has been cooking up quite a storm of late with her laid-back jazz style and blend of funk, soul, hip-hop, Latin and deep house.
- Many consider him the father of Afrobeat, that is the combination of Nigerian high-life and Yoruba rhythms with funk, soul and jazz.
- Ploughing a wide furrow, this record draws on a history of influences from hip hop, funk, soul, and big beat.
- A sample of both albums, and soul, jazz, funk, and of course, blues genres covered, current fans were satisfied and likely new fans gained, as a night of refreshing and heartfelt ideas came to an end.
- Theirs is a diverse and unlikely mix of influences, including jazz, funk, reggae and punk rock, along with Belgian brass band music, which they combine with various world music elements.
- During that time, Madlib has expanded his scope with an extensive list of pseudonyms and collaborations that explore all forms of jazz, dub, soul, funk and psychedelia.
- On their first album, the Singers blended soul, funk, jazz and rock with lightweight dance beats, courtesy of Fila Brasilia.
- Yet, as the soundscapes remain tightly held together, Herren processes anything from jazz, funk or soul to dirty beats and glitches into one gigantic festival of sounds and atmospheres.
- At his best, he carves and splices jazz, R&B and funk elements into abstract soundscapes well-suited for a film noir soundtrack.
- These guys are laying down a night of Afro-Latin jazz, funk and soul rhythms for the people, and you're invited!
- Rich, rhythmical patterns and grooves represent roots in African culture, or to be more exact, Afro-American music in the realm of jazz, soul and funk.
- Elsewhere, Jon mixes up elements of dub, jazz and ambient music into the requisite funk beats.
- You get in free before midnight and each night offers a musical difference: jazz, soul, funk or hip-hop, with Latino beats on Sundays.
- Just like hip hop, it's all influenced by funk, jazz and soul.
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