Translation of sticky in Spanish:

sticky

engomado, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈstɪki//ˈstɪki/

adjective

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    • 1.1

      (label) engomado
      (label) autoadhesivo
      (surface/texture) pegajoso
      (hands) pegajoso
      (hands) pringoso
      • In seawater, the expelled tubules lengthen considerably and become sticky upon contact with any object.
      • Now ants have this relationship with aphids where they looks after aphids and move them around and eat the sweet sticky substance aphids secrete onto plant leaves.
      • After rubbing them against the bumpy bark, I had covered them in a pungent sticky sap, designed to protect the trees from the tendency to rot in such a wet environment.
      • I no longer cared if something sticky and messy got in it - what use was there in worrying about my hair, when the rest of the world was being threatened?
      • Jenn felt something sticky on her hand, and removed it.
      • Once we had a food project and I made a sticky mess of a cake.
      • That means the town centre is soiled with around 200,000 sticky stains.
      • The patch is very sticky, and shouldn't fall off.
      • They also sprayed some kind of substance on the equipment which made it sticky and unusable.
      • The web isn't sticky, but slows prey down long enough for the spider to grab dinner and drag it to the den.
      • Gently remove the sticky residue with warm water and a wash cloth.
      • The maidservant watched as a slow trickle of a thick sticky black substance began to run down the carved panels.
      • These vegetables are often pounded into a thick, sticky dough or paste.
      • The sticky boxes are designed to lure their prey with scents of chocolate and other foods.
      • The table is littered with sticky coffee cups and stickier buns.
      • Thanks to phenomenally sticky feet, certain spiders can carry 170 times their weight upside-down.
      • Emma went into the kitchen, where sticky plates and bowls and a messy skillet waited.
      • The bottom of my bags usually turn into a potpourri of sticky gum, tobacco, half eaten cough drops and pennies that are slimed in a foreign substance.
      • When an egg is laid it is covered by a sticky substance that glues the egg firmly to any surface on which it is laid, irrespective of whether it is an adult bug or a plant.
      • The dough will be firm but moist, and a bit sticky to the touch.
      • Babbling brats would congregate near my truck, waving their miscounted sticky change in little grubby fists.
      • Ideally the amount of honey used is regulated so that the finished processed licorice is only slightly sticky.
      • He kept his head down as he mopped, scrubbing at a sticky stain.
      • I personally had a most unpleasant train trip just last week where someone had blatantly smeared sticky jam all over the handrails and back of seats.
      • Be careful not to use an oily wood which will release sticky resin when hot.
      • Provide some bowls of water to drop sticky utensils in as you go.
      • And these are enzymes that make up a gluey, sticky substance, known as glucan, and the bacteria make this from sugar.
      • Some of the sticky substance stuck on her shoe and she grimaced in disgust.
      • That could be the solution to keeping Swindon's streets free from the sticky stains.
      • It was filthy and sticky and as he carefully picked it up to place it in the trash, he noticed some scribble on the back.
      • Walker stretches double-sided, highly sticky carpet tape between garden stakes in front of the entrance to a burrow.
      • I love a trip to the cinema except for the rather sticky residue on the floor.
      • Stir in the flour and salt, a sticky dough should form.
      • The main room is so huge it kills atmosphere and the floor was dirty and sticky.
      • Eventually, however I inflated a passable bubble, which left me with a sticky chin, but restored my dignity.
      • Then, she proceeded in smearing the sticky pink glob all over his curly hair.
      • In the last number of weeks a sticky coating has been painted on to the roof and the top of the walls.
      • Pierce the centre of the cake with a fork - it should come out sticky, but not with raw mixture attached to it.
      • His hand came in contact with the sticky remains of one Twinkie.
      • It looks a bit like a fire extinguisher and you spray it and this sticky foam goes all over you and then it hardens and then you're just kind of stuck to the floor.

    • 1.2

      (climate) húmedo y caluroso
      (weather/day) bochornoso
      • History is the eventual arbiter for all that is argued in the sticky, sweaty months of summer.
      • The nation's capital attracts every type of tourist in the sticky summer months.
      • It's a great place to go in the summer when it gets very hot and sticky.
      • The sultry, sticky heat that usually hangs over central Japan in summertime might have been bothersome to many.
      • Summers at Valley Forge are miserably hot and sticky - not at all like the breezy cool of the Kenyan highlands.
      • Hot, sticky weather such as that we have been having for the last few days simply adds to stress, says Mrs Clarke - and makes it more likely that we will flare out of control.
      • The Constitution of the United States was crafted over four hot, sticky months in the summer of 1787 in Philadelphia.
      • Not only is this the worst month of the year for hot and sticky weather, but we've had a couple of weeks of absolute train chaos.
      • The water lapped playfully closer and close to our toes and the cool sand embraced our bodies like a fresh sheet on a sticky summer night.
      • When it is sticky and sweaty, no one really cares about drinking wisely and well.
      • The air was so humid and sticky that it made breathing difficult.
      • If the weather is sticky, it is humid and not particularly pleasant.
      • The music is soulful, the weather is warm and sticky, and the women are beautiful.
      • Sitting in fringe theatres on sticky summer nights can be pretty purgatorial.
      • Its so muggy and sticky and every time I breath in, the air feels disgustingly warm and damp.
      • This mix, accompanied by a sticky heat, climate and geography completely separate from the rest of the USA, creates a romantic mystery for the whole state.
      • In an open-neck blue shirt, crisp denim jeans, brown suede shoes, and carrying a denim jacket, he is ideally dressed for the sticky weather.
      • The weather was very hot and sticky but the good news was no rain.
      • They proved that once again with a virtually flawless set on this sticky late summer evening.
      • Right after we came ashore, we felt the sticky, humid air of the land hit our faces.

  • 2informal

    (difficult)
    (issue/problem) peliagudo
    (situation) violento
    (situation) difícil
    he was very sticky about lending the money puso muchos peros / muchas dificultades para prestarnos el dinero
    • Shrinking the grain size in steps is essential because things get increasingly sticky as you head down the size scale.
    • Time will come, one day, when you find yourself in a very sticky situation.
    • The traffic is much lighter this morning, albeit still quite sticky by any normal standard.
    • Had Fletcher needed more fuel, the situation might have gotten a little sticky.
    • This is a sticky issue because one person's advertisement is another person's junk mail.
    • There is, however, one sticky issue that keeps this arrangement from really reaching its true potential.
    • Don't expect too much and make sure you don't get into any sticky situations.
    • It is a reality that marriages go through sticky times.
    • The only sticky part is that when an invitation is sent very close to the event, then the recipient knows he was not on the original list, but most people roll with that.
    • This is the latest in a growing number of sticky issues that threatens to delay final agreement on the document by its December deadline and push it over into the Irish presidency.
    • Now she was stuck in a very sticky situation.
    • Things are getting pretty sticky in the NFL these days when it comes to the quarterback position.
    • Issues to be tackled will include the public or private ownership of infrastructure and the sticky question of over-regulation.
    • He briefs us on the sticky subject of fakes and forgers, and offers sterling advice on how to care for a collection.
    • Alas, as a woman with two lives, such situations soon become rather sticky.
    • The worst came when we hit a little sticky patch in November.
    • The problem of soccer gambling has become too sticky even for local police to tackle.
    • I had, as I said, gotten myself into a rather sticky situation.
    • So, if things get really sticky, could Ford sell off some of its big assets?
    • Junk bonds roared back into favour in the USA during the 1990s but the market has since hit a sticky patch.
  • 3US informal

    empalagoso informal
  • 4informal

    Computing
    pegajoso informal
    • To make your website stickier you can add a few simple interactive applications like site polls, surveys, a guest book, and an event calendar.
    • Facebook and browser games are now a key element of many film and TV marketing campaigns - they're sticky, they're compelling and they give potential viewers ownership over stories and characters.
    • Library websites are already about as sticky as sites like Amazon, with an average stay of almost ten minutes.
    • The site is lucid about the complexities of its business model - how its sticky content will produce a growing mass of daily page views.
    • We build a site that is local, compelling and sticky that can drive traffic.
    • The site is sticky, with about 20 percent of visitors staying for 20 minutes per day.
    • By implementing these tools, you will end up adding value to your website while making your pages more sticky.
    • We believe that eventually every major consumer-oriented company will need interactive programming - sticky content - for their Web sites.
    • Horoscopes in particular must be the original sticky content, keeping your visitors coming back day after day or week after week.
    • Page views are a good indication of how sticky your website is.
    • The best thing about the site is that it provides an exceptionally sticky, single point of access for all things on the web concerning Ireland.
    • The use of Flash technologies saves production time and makes the site more interactive and sticky.
    • Traffic at the Survivor site spikes during that program, with the average viewer clicking around for a very sticky 30 minutes.
    • By definition, search engine results aren't sticky: you're on your way somewhere else.
    • Controlling the content on the stickiest kids' site on earth is an increasingly sticky matter.
    • Originally a way to stay above water by making their sites more sticky, developers now recognise the importance of social play in their community development and pour them into the design mix.
    • Websites are supposed to be sticky, they are supposed to change often enough that users are drawn back and, once there, discouraged from leaving.
    • Constantly changing both the copy and imagery on your site helps maintain the sticky factor, which helps to bring visitors back to your site time and again.
    • Running a successful website can be a fulfilling activity, and it's my job to take you step by step through the route to creating a gorgeous, fast, accessible and sticky site.
    • Self-linking is one of the strategies to keep the users within a site, but there are other strategies to make sites sticky.

noun

informal

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    post masculine
    sticky masculine
    • I found that I had to keep a deck of small yellow stickies at hand to post on pages with diagrams and definitions.
    • Jay picked up one of the stickies on her desk and passed it to him.
    • I certainly needed my deck of yellow stickies to flag her intelligent illustrations, but I found it all quite manageable because she writes so well.
    • And I get to put little red and orange stickies at the bottom of the pages, too.
    • Handling problems and dealing with a nonstop barrage of calls is probably more than can be efficiently handled by a few yellow stickies.
    • Perfect pictures of sunny days, birthday parties and proms, of boyfriends, girlfriends and parents all hamming it up for the camera were as abundant as the yellow stickies that plastered his desk back at the precinct.
    • And the secure system with the hard-to-guess passwords won't be very secure after users post their passwords on little yellow stickies.