loco


loco
adj.
1 crazy, cracked, batty, crazed.
2 crazy.
m.
madman, crackpot, crazy person, head case.
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loco
adjetivo
1 (gen) mad, crazy, insane
2 (muy ocupado) terribly busy
3 familiar (asombroso) amazing
tiene unas ganas locas de casarse she's dying to get married
nombre masculino,nombre femenino
1 lunatic, insane person
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FRASEOLOGÍA
a lo loco any old how
como un,-a loco,-a like mad
estar loco,-a de alegría to be over the moon
estar loco,-a por alguien to be mad about somebody
hacer el loco to act wild
hacerse el/la loco,-a to pretend to know nothing, act dumb
¡ni loco,-a! no way!
volver loco,-a a alguien to drive somebody crazy, drive somebody mad
este ruido me vuelve loco this noise is driving me mad
esa chica me vuelve loco I'm crazy about that girl
volverse loco,-a to go mad
loco,-a de remate stark raving mad
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1. (f. - loca)
adj.
crazy, mad
2. (f. - loca)
noun
crazy person
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loco, -a
1. ADJ
1) (=no cuerdo) mad, crazy

¿estás loco? — are you mad o crazy?

no seas loco, eso es muy arriesgado — don't be stupid, that's very risky

una brújula loca — a compass whose needle no longer points north

estaba loco de alegría — he was mad o wild with joy

andar o estar loco con algo — (=preocupado) to be worried to death about sth; (=contento) to be crazy about sth

ando loco con el examen — the exam is driving me crazy

está loca con su moto nueva — she's crazy about her new motorbike

está loco por algn/algo, está loco por esa chica — he's mad o crazy about that girl

anda o está loca por irse a Inglaterra — she's mad keen to go to England

tener o traer loco a algn, este asunto me tiene o trae loco — this business is driving me crazy

volver loco a algn — to drive sb mad, drive sb round the bend

el marisco me vuelve loco — I'm crazy about seafood

volverse loco — to go insane, go mad

estoy para volverme loco — I'm at my wits' end

este caos es para volverse loco — this is absolute chaos

2) (=frenético) hectic

hoy he tenido un día loco — I've had a really hectic day today

3) * (=enorme)

llevo una prisa loca — I'm in a tremendous o real rush *

he tenido una suerte loca — I've been fantastically lucky *

2.
SM / F lunatic, madman/madwoman

el loco de César se ha comprado otro coche — that lunatic o madman César has bought another car

esta es una casa de locos — this place is a madhouse

correr como un loco — to run like mad

gritar como un loco — to shout like a madman, shout one's head off

hacerse el loco — to act the fool

es un loco perdido — he's stark raving mad

ponerse como un loco — to start acting like a madman/madwoman

3.
SM Chile abalone, false abalone
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I
-ca adjetivo
1)
a) (Med, Psic) mad, insane
b) (chiflado) crazy (colloq), nuts (colloq)

este tipo está medio loco — (fam) the guy's not all there (colloq)

no seas loco, te vas a matar — don't be stupid, you'll kill yourself

eso no lo hago (pero) ni loco — there's no way I'd do that

¿disculparme yo? ni (que estuviera) loco! — what, me apologize? not in a million years!

hacer algo a lo loco — to do something any which way (AmE) o (BrE) any old how (colloq)

gasta dinero a lo loco — he spends money like water

estar loco de remate or de atar — (fam) to be completely nuts (colloq)

tener or (Esp) traer loco a alguien — to be driving somebody crazy (colloq)

volver loco a alguien — to drive somebody crazy (colloq)

el chocolate me vuelve loca — I adore chocolate

volverse loco — to go mad

c) (contento, entusiasmado)

están locos con el nieto — they're besotted with their grandchild

está loca por él — she's crazy about him (colloq)

está loco por volver — he's dying to come back (colloq)

d) (fam) (ajetreado)

anda (como) loco con los preparativos — the preparations are driving him mad (colloq)

2)
a) (indicando gran cantidad)

tengo unas ganas locas de verla — I'm dying to see her (colloq)

tuvo una suerte loca — she was incredibly lucky

b)

loco de algo: estaba loca de alegría she was blissfully happy; está loco de celos he's wild with jealousy; estaba loco de dolor he was racked with pain; está loca de amor — she's madly in love

II
-ca masculino, femenino
1) (enfermo mental) (m) madman; (f) madwoman

se puso como un loco — he went crazy o mad

maneja or (Esp) conduce como un loco — he drives like a lunatic

corrimos como locos — (fam) we ran like crazy o mad (colloq)

gritaba como una loca — she was shouting her head off (colloq)

esto es de locos! — this is sheer madness!

el loco de Javier se vino a pie — Javier walked here, mad fool that he is

hay mucho loco suelto — (fam) there are a lot of weirdos about (colloq)

cada loco con su tema — (fam) to each his own

hacerse el loco — to act dumb (colloq)

la loca de la casa — (liter) the imagination

2) loco masculino (Zool) abalone
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= crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], demented, crazed, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], bananas, mad, insane, deranged, out of + Posesivo + mind, lunatic, nut, bonkers, wacko, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, berserk, wacky [wackier -comp., wackiest -sup.], madman, nutter, off + Posesivo + nut, kook, daffy [daffier -comp., daffiest -sup.], loony [loonier -comp., looniest -sup], maniac, out of + Posesivo + senses, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, moonstruck.
Ex. Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.
Ex. Without the ability to select when faced with these choices we would be like demented dogs chasing every attractive smell that reaches our noses in complete confusion of purpose.
Ex. Many of the inhabitants were shot dead or injured by a crazed gunman.
Ex. Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
Ex. It is frequently lack of that causes teachers to accuse children of being lazy, uncooperative, insubordinate, rude, or plain bananas.
Ex. When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
Ex. Ramakrishna was deemed holy by his followers but considered insane by many non-Hindus chiefly because of his behavior when interacting with the goddess Kali.
Ex. Accessing the web today is like entering a large library, where there is no catalogue but where a deranged janitor has assembled in the lobby a few pages torn from the indexes of randomly selected volumes.
Ex. The article 'Out of their minds: legal theory in neural networks' criticises the use of neural networks in law.
Ex. This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
Ex. The ratings war between TV programmes has produced an emphasis on 'nuts, sluts, & perverts' & their victims, & discussion of sexual problems are commonplace on TV talk shows.
Ex. This client was bonkers, but believable.
Ex. Varieties of bad bosses include disagreeable taskmasters, overly ambitious artists, and outright 'wackos'.
Ex. Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
Ex. The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
Ex. The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
Ex. Today, hyperbolic comic and cartoon imagery is an established movie aesthetic -- a berserk but ironic Pop Art expressionism.
Ex. 'Open Season' is a wild and wacky animated comedy set in the town of Timberline.
Ex. Since January of 2006 we have had to deal with the raving lunatics and suicidal madmen of the ruling party of Hamas.
Ex. Even if we do come up with an alternative to nuclear power, in the future, there will be nutters protesting that as well.
Ex. A few years later Stewart went completely off his nut, staged a series of bombings, and wound up in prison after a bizarre kidnapping stunt.
Ex. He then ended his affair with Mia, Bram's housekeeper cum lottery winner and daughter of the kook who swears he was abuducted by aliens.
Ex. This isn't as daffy as it seems to us as we hustle about on the verge of the third millennium.
Ex. Some loud loonies are not dangerous to the library while others may be; the librarian needs to be able to guess which is which.
Ex. The novel is a crude barbaric mixture of verse and prose, poetry and realism, crammed with ghosts, corpses, maniacs all very unlike Racine.
Ex. He means well for his country, is always an honest man, often a wise one, but sometimes and in some things, absolutely out of his senses.
Ex. Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
Ex. I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
Ex. 'Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
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* a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
* a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
* buscando como loco = in hot pursuit of.
* casa de locos = lunatic asylum, madhouse, bedlam.
* casa de los locos = asylum, mental asylum, madhouse.
* chillar como un loco = shout + Posesivo + head off, scream + Posesivo + head off, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + head, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, scream like + a banshee, wail like + a banshee.
* como loco = like hell, like crazy, like mad, like a lunatic, like a madman.
* como un loco = like crazy, like crazy, like mad, like a lunatic, madly, like a madman.
* estar loco = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
* estar loco de alegría = be chuffed to bits, thrill + Nombre + to bits, be tickled pink.
* estar loco de contento = be beside + Reflexivo + with joy, be over the moon.
* estar loco de remate = be a real nutter.
* estar loco por = have + a crush on.
* gritar como un loco = shout + Posesivo + head off, scream + Posesivo + head off, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + head, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, scream like + a banshee, wail like + a banshee.
* hacerse el loco = act + dumb, turn + a blind eye to, pretend + not to have heard, pretend + not to have seen, turn + a deaf ear to.
* idea loca = wild thought.
* loco como una cabra = raving lunatic.
* loco de alegría = chuffed to bits.
* loco de atar = stark raving mad, raving mad, raving lunatic, stir-crazy.
* loco de contento = chuffed to bits.
* loco del deporte = sports freak.
* loco de remate = barking mad, certified madman.
* loco perdido = stark raving mad, raving mad, raving lunatic.
* ¡ni loco! = Not on your life!, You won't catch me doing it.
* parecer loco = sound + crazy.
* ponerse como loco = get + (all) worked up (about), get + hot under the collar.
* ponerse loco = go + berserk, go + postal, work up + a lather.
* sine loco (s.l.) = s.l. (sine loco).
* trabajar como un loco = work off + Posesivo + shoes.
* volver a Alguien loco = drive + Alguien + up a wall, drive + Alguien + to despair, drive + Alguien + mad, drive + Alguien + insane, drive + Alguien + crazy, drive + Alguien + nuts, drive + Alguien + potty.
* volver loco = drive + Alguien + (a)round the bend, piss + Nombre + off.
* volver loco a Alguien = have + Nombre + jump through the hoops, push + Alguien + over the edge.
* volverse loco = go + bananas, take + leave of + Posesivo + senses, go + mad, run + amok, lose + Posesivo + marbles, go + bonkers, go + berserk, go + postal, go + wild, go + crazy, go + nuts, go + potty, get + a buzz from, go out of + Posesivo + mind, throw + a wobbly, go off + the rails, throw + a wobbler, go + haywire, go off + Posesivo + rocker.
* volverse loco de alegría = thrill + Nombre + to bits, be chuffed to bits, be tickled pink.
* volverse loco por = sweep + Nombre + off + Posesivo + feet, go + gaga (over).
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I
-ca adjetivo
1)
a) (Med, Psic) mad, insane
b) (chiflado) crazy (colloq), nuts (colloq)

este tipo está medio loco — (fam) the guy's not all there (colloq)

no seas loco, te vas a matar — don't be stupid, you'll kill yourself

eso no lo hago (pero) ni loco — there's no way I'd do that

¿disculparme yo? ni (que estuviera) loco! — what, me apologize? not in a million years!

hacer algo a lo loco — to do something any which way (AmE) o (BrE) any old how (colloq)

gasta dinero a lo loco — he spends money like water

estar loco de remate or de atar — (fam) to be completely nuts (colloq)

tener or (Esp) traer loco a alguien — to be driving somebody crazy (colloq)

volver loco a alguien — to drive somebody crazy (colloq)

el chocolate me vuelve loca — I adore chocolate

volverse loco — to go mad

c) (contento, entusiasmado)

están locos con el nieto — they're besotted with their grandchild

está loca por él — she's crazy about him (colloq)

está loco por volver — he's dying to come back (colloq)

d) (fam) (ajetreado)

anda (como) loco con los preparativos — the preparations are driving him mad (colloq)

2)
a) (indicando gran cantidad)

tengo unas ganas locas de verla — I'm dying to see her (colloq)

tuvo una suerte loca — she was incredibly lucky

b)

loco de algo: estaba loca de alegría she was blissfully happy; está loco de celos he's wild with jealousy; estaba loco de dolor he was racked with pain; está loca de amor — she's madly in love

II
-ca masculino, femenino
1) (enfermo mental) (m) madman; (f) madwoman

se puso como un loco — he went crazy o mad

maneja or (Esp) conduce como un loco — he drives like a lunatic

corrimos como locos — (fam) we ran like crazy o mad (colloq)

gritaba como una loca — she was shouting her head off (colloq)

esto es de locos! — this is sheer madness!

el loco de Javier se vino a pie — Javier walked here, mad fool that he is

hay mucho loco suelto — (fam) there are a lot of weirdos about (colloq)

cada loco con su tema — (fam) to each his own

hacerse el loco — to act dumb (colloq)

la loca de la casa — (liter) the imagination

2) loco masculino (Zool) abalone
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= crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], demented, crazed, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], bananas, mad, insane, deranged, out of + Posesivo + mind, lunatic, nut, bonkers, wacko, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, berserk, wacky [wackier -comp., wackiest -sup.], madman, nutter, off + Posesivo + nut, kook, daffy [daffier -comp., daffiest -sup.], loony [loonier -comp., looniest -sup], maniac, out of + Posesivo + senses, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, moonstruck.

Ex: Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.

Ex: Without the ability to select when faced with these choices we would be like demented dogs chasing every attractive smell that reaches our noses in complete confusion of purpose.
Ex: Many of the inhabitants were shot dead or injured by a crazed gunman.
Ex: Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
Ex: It is frequently lack of that causes teachers to accuse children of being lazy, uncooperative, insubordinate, rude, or plain bananas.
Ex: When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
Ex: Ramakrishna was deemed holy by his followers but considered insane by many non-Hindus chiefly because of his behavior when interacting with the goddess Kali.
Ex: Accessing the web today is like entering a large library, where there is no catalogue but where a deranged janitor has assembled in the lobby a few pages torn from the indexes of randomly selected volumes.
Ex: The article 'Out of their minds: legal theory in neural networks' criticises the use of neural networks in law.
Ex: This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
Ex: The ratings war between TV programmes has produced an emphasis on 'nuts, sluts, & perverts' & their victims, & discussion of sexual problems are commonplace on TV talk shows.
Ex: This client was bonkers, but believable.
Ex: Varieties of bad bosses include disagreeable taskmasters, overly ambitious artists, and outright 'wackos'.
Ex: Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
Ex: The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
Ex: The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
Ex: Today, hyperbolic comic and cartoon imagery is an established movie aesthetic -- a berserk but ironic Pop Art expressionism.
Ex: 'Open Season' is a wild and wacky animated comedy set in the town of Timberline.
Ex: Since January of 2006 we have had to deal with the raving lunatics and suicidal madmen of the ruling party of Hamas.
Ex: Even if we do come up with an alternative to nuclear power, in the future, there will be nutters protesting that as well.
Ex: A few years later Stewart went completely off his nut, staged a series of bombings, and wound up in prison after a bizarre kidnapping stunt.
Ex: He then ended his affair with Mia, Bram's housekeeper cum lottery winner and daughter of the kook who swears he was abuducted by aliens.
Ex: This isn't as daffy as it seems to us as we hustle about on the verge of the third millennium.
Ex: Some loud loonies are not dangerous to the library while others may be; the librarian needs to be able to guess which is which.
Ex: The novel is a crude barbaric mixture of verse and prose, poetry and realism, crammed with ghosts, corpses, maniacs all very unlike Racine.
Ex: He means well for his country, is always an honest man, often a wise one, but sometimes and in some things, absolutely out of his senses.
Ex: Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
Ex: I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
Ex: 'Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
* a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
* a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
* buscando como loco = in hot pursuit of.
* casa de locos = lunatic asylum, madhouse, bedlam.
* casa de los locos = asylum, mental asylum, madhouse.
* chillar como un loco = shout + Posesivo + head off, scream + Posesivo + head off, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + head, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, scream like + a banshee, wail like + a banshee.
* como loco = like hell, like crazy, like mad, like a lunatic, like a madman.
* como un loco = like crazy, like crazy, like mad, like a lunatic, madly, like a madman.
* estar loco = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
* estar loco de alegría = be chuffed to bits, thrill + Nombre + to bits, be tickled pink.
* estar loco de contento = be beside + Reflexivo + with joy, be over the moon.
* estar loco de remate = be a real nutter.
* estar loco por = have + a crush on.
* gritar como un loco = shout + Posesivo + head off, scream + Posesivo + head off, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + head, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, scream like + a banshee, wail like + a banshee.
* hacerse el loco = act + dumb, turn + a blind eye to, pretend + not to have heard, pretend + not to have seen, turn + a deaf ear to.
* idea loca = wild thought.
* loco como una cabra = raving lunatic.
* loco de alegría = chuffed to bits.
* loco de atar = stark raving mad, raving mad, raving lunatic, stir-crazy.
* loco de contento = chuffed to bits.
* loco del deporte = sports freak.
* loco de remate = barking mad, certified madman.
* loco perdido = stark raving mad, raving mad, raving lunatic.
* ¡ni loco! = Not on your life!, You won't catch me doing it.
* parecer loco = sound + crazy.
* ponerse como loco = get + (all) worked up (about), get + hot under the collar.
* ponerse loco = go + berserk, go + postal, work up + a lather.
* sine loco (s.l.) = s.l. (sine loco).
* trabajar como un loco = work off + Posesivo + shoes.
* volver a Alguien loco = drive + Alguien + up a wall, drive + Alguien + to despair, drive + Alguien + mad, drive + Alguien + insane, drive + Alguien + crazy, drive + Alguien + nuts, drive + Alguien + potty.
* volver loco = drive + Alguien + (a)round the bend, piss + Nombre + off.
* volver loco a Alguien = have + Nombre + jump through the hoops, push + Alguien + over the edge.
* volverse loco = go + bananas, take + leave of + Posesivo + senses, go + mad, run + amok, lose + Posesivo + marbles, go + bonkers, go + berserk, go + postal, go + wild, go + crazy, go + nuts, go + potty, get + a buzz from, go out of + Posesivo + mind, throw + a wobbly, go off + the rails, throw + a wobbler, go + haywire, go off + Posesivo + rocker.
* volverse loco de alegría = thrill + Nombre + to bits, be chuffed to bits, be tickled pink.
* volverse loco por = sweep + Nombre + off + Posesivo + feet, go + gaga (over).

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loco1 -ca
adjective
A
1 (Med, Psic) mad, insane
2 (chiflado) crazy (colloq), nuts (colloq), mad (BrE colloq)
este tipo está medio loco (fam); this guy's not all there (colloq), this guy's a bit cracked (colloq)
¡pero ustedes están or (AmL) son locos! you must be crazy o mad o insane o out of your mind! (colloq)
no seas loco, te vas a matar don't be so stupid o foolish, you'll kill yourself
eso no lo hago (pero) ni loco there's no way I'd do that, nothing in the world would make me do that o induce me to do that
¿disculparme yo? ¡ni (que estuviera) loco! what, me apologize? not in a million years o no way o never!
llenó el formulario a lo loco she completed the form any which way (AmE) o (BrE) any old how (colloq)
gasta dinero a lo loco he spends money like water o like there's no tomorrow
estar loco de remate or de atar (fam); to be stark raving o stark staring mad, to be nutty as a fruitcake (colloq), to be completely nuts (colloq), to be mad as a hatter (BrE)
traer or tener loco a algn (Esp); to be driving sb mad o crazy o up the wall o round the bend (colloq)
volver loco a algn to drive sb mad o crazy (colloq)
vuelve locos a los hombres she drives men wild (colloq)
el chocolate me vuelve loca I adore chocolate, I'm a chocolate addict (colloq)
volverse loco to go mad
este desorden es para volverse loco this mess is enough to drive you crazy (colloq)
3
(contento, entusiasmado): están locos con el nieto they're besotted with o crazy about their grandchild
está loca por él she's mad o crazy o wild about him (colloq)
está loco por verla/por que le presenten a Laura he's dying o (BrE) mad keen to see her/to be introduced to Laura (colloq)
es loco por las aceitunas (CS); he's crazy about o mad on olives (colloq)
4 (fam) (preocupado) worried sick (colloq)
anda (como) loco con las pruebas he's worried sick about the tests
B
1
(indicando gran cantidad): tengo unas ganas locas de verla I'm really looking forward to seeing her, I'm dying to see her (colloq)
tuvo una suerte loca she was incredibly lucky
la obra tuvo un éxito loco the play was hugely successful
tienen la guita loca (RPl arg); they're rolling in it (colloq), they're absolutely loaded (colloq)
2 loco DE algo:
estaba loca de alegría or de contenta she was incredibly happy, she was over the moon (BrE colloq)
está loco de ira/celos he's wild with anger/jealousy
estaba loco de dolor he was racked with pain
está loca de amor por él she's madly in love with him
3
(CS fam) (indicando poca cantidad): por cuatro clientes locos que puedan venir, no vamos a abrir it's not worth opening up just for a few odd customers
loco2 -ca
masculine, feminine
A (enfermo mental) (masculine) madman; (feminine) madwoman
se puso como un loco al oír la noticia he went crazy o mad when he heard the news
maneja or (Esp) conduce como un loco he drives like a madman o lunatic
corrimos como locos para alcanzar el autobús (fam); we ran like crazy o mad to catch the bus (colloq)
gritaba como una loca she was shouting like a madwoman, she was shouting her head off (colloq)
¡qué desorganización, esto es de locos! what chaos! this is pure o sheer madness!
el loco de Javier se ha venido a pie Javier walked here, madman that he is
hoy en día hay mucho loco suelto (fam); there are a lot of loonies o nutcases o weirdos about these days (colloq)
cada loco con su tema (fam); to each his own, each to his own (BrE)
ahora le ha dado por el budismo — cada loco con su tema she's into Buddhism now — oh well, each to his own o (colloq) whatever turns you on
hacer el loco (Chi fam); to make a fool of oneself
hacerse el loco to act dumb (colloq)
no te hagas el loco don't act dumb, don't pretend you haven't seen/heard
la loca de la casa (liter); the imagination
B
loco masculine (Chi) (Zool) abalone
C
loco masculine (RPl arg) (hombre) guy (colloq), bloke (BrE colloq)
* * *

 

loco 1
-ca adjetivo

a) (Med, Psic) mad, insane

b) (chiflado) crazy (colloq), nuts (colloq);

este tipo está medio loco (fam) the guy's not all there (colloq);

eso no lo hago (pero) ni loco there's no way I'd do that;
hacer algo a lo loco to do sth any which way (AmE) o (BrE) any old how (colloq);
estar loco de remate (fam) to be completely nuts (colloq);
tener or (Esp) traer loco a algn to be driving sb crazy (colloq);
volver loco a algn to drive sb crazy (colloq);
volverse loco to go mad
c) (entusiasmado):

está loca por él she's crazy about him (colloq);

está loco por volver he's dying to come back (colloq)
d) (fam) (ajetreado):

anda (como) loco con los preparativos the preparations are driving him mad (colloq)

e) (indicando gran cantidad):

tengo unas ganas locas de verla I'm dying to see her (colloq);

tuvo una suerte loca she was incredibly lucky
f) estar loco de algo: ‹de entusiasmo/furia/celos› to be wild with sth;

de dolor/remordimiento› to be racked with sth;
estaba loca de alegría she was blissfully happy

■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (enfermo mental) (m) madman;
(f) madwoman;
se puso como un loco he went crazy o mad;

corrimos como locos (fam) we ran like crazy o mad (colloq);
hacerse el loco to act dumb (colloq)
loco 2 sustantivo masculino (Chi) (Zool) abalone
loco,-a
I adjetivo
1 mad, crazy
volverse loco, to lose one's mind o to go mad
2 (deseoso) estoy loco por ir a París, I'm eager to travel to Paris
3 (entusiasmado) está loca de alegría, she's thrilled
está loco por las motos, he's crazy about motorbikes
II m,f (hombre) madman, (mujer) madwoman
♦ Locuciones: hacerse el loco, to act the fool
familiar ¡ni loco!, I'd sooner die!
familiar traer/volver loco a alguien, to drive sb crazy
a lo loco, crazily

'loco' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
atar
- chiflada
- chiflado
- conforme
- enajenar
- enajenarse
- estragos
- hormigueo
- ida
- ido
- loc. cit.
- loca
- tema
- tocada
- tocado
- trastocarse
- trastornar
- volver
- volverse
- carro
- maniaco
- perdido
- poner
- rayado
- rayar
- rematado
English:
amok
- away
- bend
- berserk
- beside
- bit
- bonkers
- certifiable
- change over
- cracker
- crazy
- cuckoo
- delirious
- demented
- drive
- gaga
- head
- hijack
- insane
- loony
- lunatic
- mad
- madly
- madman
- maniac
- mind
- moon
- nut
- nuts
- nutter
- nutty
- parched
- potshot
- rampage
- raving
- roadhog
- send
- some
- something
- stark
- wall
- wild
- wildly
- wind up
- wit
- bumper car
- cracked
- fear
- flap
- go
* * *
loco, -a
adj
1. [demente] mad, crazy;
volver loco a alguien [enajenar, aturdir] to drive sb mad;
esos martillazos en la pared me van a volver loco that hammering on the wall is driving me mad;
el dolor lo volvía loco the pain was driving him mad;
volverse loco to go mad;
este niño me trae loco this child is driving me mad;
Comp
estar loco de atar o [m5]de remate to be stark raving mad;
Comp
¡ni loco! (absolutely) no way!;
¡no lo haría ni loco! there's no way you'd get me doing that!
2. [insensato] mad, crazy;
no seas loca, es muy peligroso don't be (so) stupid, it's very dangerous;
está medio loco pero es muy simpático he's a bit crazy, but he's very nice with it;
a lo loco [sin pensar] hastily;
[temerariamente] wildly;
conduce o Am [m5]maneja a lo loco he drives like a madman
3. [apasionado, entusiasmado] mad, crazy;
la abuela está loca con su nieto the grandmother's mad o crazy about her grandson;
estar loco de contento/pasión to be wild with joy/passion;
estar loco de amor to be madly in love;
estar loco de celos to be wildly o insanely jealous;
estar loco de ira to be raging mad;
estar o CSur [m5]ser loco por algo/alguien to be mad about sth/sb;
está o CSur [m5]es loco por ella [enamorado] he's madly in love with her, he's crazy about her;
está loca por conocerte she's dying to meet you;
está (como) loco por que lleguen los invitados he's desperate for the guests to arrive, he can't wait for the guests to arrive;
le vuelve loco el fútbol he's mad about soccer o Br football, he's soccer-crazy o Br football-crazy;
la vuelve loca la paella she absolutely adores paella
4. [muy ajetreado] mad, hectic;
llevamos una semana loca it's been a mad week for us
5. [enorme]
tengo unas ganas locas de conocer Italia I'm absolutely dying to go to Italy;
tuvimos una suerte loca we were extraordinarily o amazingly lucky;
RP Fam
tener la guita loca to be rolling in it
6. RP Fam [insignificante]
sólo van a venir tres o cuatro invitados locos only a handful of guests will show up;
no nos vamos a pelear por dos pesos locos let's not quarrel over a few measly pesos
nm,f
1. [enfermo] [hombre] lunatic, madman;
[mujer] lunatic, madwoman;
conduce o Am [m5]maneja como un loco he drives like a madman;
corrimos como locos we ran like mad o crazy;
el loco de tu marido se puso a chillar that madman husband of yours started shouting;
ponerse como un loco [enfadarse] to go mad;
sería de locos empezar de nuevo todo el trabajo it would be crazy o madness to start the whole job over again;
Fam
¡deja de hacer el loco! stop messing around!;
Comp
cada loco con su tema: ya está otra vez Santi con lo del yoga, cada loco con su tema Santi's going on about yoga again, the man's obsessed!;
Comp
Fam
hacerse el loco to play dumb, to pretend not to understand
2. RP, Ven Fam [como apelativo]
este loco se encarga de todo this guy's in charge of everything;
loco, vení para acá come over here, Br mate o US buddy
3. Chile [molusco comestible] false abalone
* * *
loco
I adj mad, crazy;
a lo loco fam (sin pensar) hastily;
es para volverse loco it’s enough to drive you mad o crazy;
loco de atar o
remate completely mad;
estar loco de alegría be insanely happy;
estar loco por alguien be mad o crazy about s.o.
II m
1 madman;
cada loco con su tema each to his own;
hacer el loco make a fool of o.s.
2 Rpl fam
guy;
loco, ayudame help me, pal
* * *
loco, -ca adj
1) demente: crazy, insane, mad
2)
a lo loco : wildly, recklessly
3)
volverse loco : to go mad
loco, -ca n
1) : crazy person, lunatic
2)
hacerse el loco : to act the fool
* * *
loco1 adj crazy [comp. crazier; superl. craziest] / mad [comp. madder; superl. maddest]
volver loco (molestar) to drive crazy [pt. drove; pp. driven] (encantar) to be crazy about
me estás volviendo loco you're driving me crazy
me vuelve loca el chocolate I'm crazy about chocolate
volverse loco to go mad
loco2 n lunatic

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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