alibi
noun
1. (legal) 
a. la coartada (F) 
The detectives confirmed the suspect's alibi, and he was free to go.Los detectives confirmaron la coartada del sospechoso y lo dejaron marchar.
2. (justification) 
a. la excusa (F) 
You could have at least given the teacher some sort of alibi for not having turned in your homework.Al menos, podrías haberle dado algún tipo de excusa al profesor por no haber entregado tu tarea.
b. el pretexto (M) 
The team's manager used the upcoming competition as an alibi for spending more on new uniforms.El mánager del equipo usó la próxima competición como pretexto para comprar nuevos uniformes.
alibi
Noun
1. (law) 
a. la coartada (F) 
alibi [ˈælɪbaɪ]
noun
(in relation to crime) coartada (f); (excuse) excusa (f); pretexto (m);
transitive verb
to alibi sb (US) proveer de una coartada a algn
intransitive verb
(US) buscar excusas;for doing sth por haber hecho algo;
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