caldo
masculine noun
1. stock (para cocinar); broth (sopa)
  • poner a alguien a caldo (informal figurative) -> to slate somebody; (criticar) (peninsular Spanish) to give somebody a ticking off (reñir)
2. wine (vino)
also:
  • caldo de cultivo -> culture medium; (biology) breeding ground (figurative) (condición idónea)

caldo [cahl'-do]
noun
1. Broth, beef-tea, bouillon. (m)
  • Caldo de carne, consommé. Cambiar el caldo a las aceitunas, to have a leak; Dar un caldo a uno -> (Cono Sur) to torture somebody
  • Poner a uno a caldo -> to give somebody a bashing
  • Caldos -> wine, oil, and all spirituous liquors which are transported by sea
  • Los caldos jerezanos -> the wines of Jerez, sherries
2. Fag, gasper (cigarrillo). (m)
3. Sugar cane juice. (Mexico) (m)

caldo
1 (sopa) soup; broth; (consomé) (clear) soup
con un caldito te sentirás mejor you'll feel better with some nice hot soup o broth inside you
2 [de guiso] juice
tómate el caldo del estofado have some of the juice from the stew; la salsa se hace con el caldo de la carne the sauce is made from the stock o juice of the meat; hierva las verduras/los huesos para hacer el caldo boil the vegetables/the bones to make a stock; cubitos de caldo stock cubes
3
caldo de cultivo (Biología) culture medium
caldo de cultivo bacteriano
el caldo de cultivo del fascismo the breeding ground of fascism
breeding ground
4
cambiar el caldo a las aceitunas to have a leak (muy_familiar)
hacer el caldo gordo a algn to make things easy for sb; make it easy for sb
me parece que se hacen el caldo gordo unas a otras, y que quieren salvar a la fuerza a las demás con tres o cuatro articulitos al año
se le hacía caldo la cabeza (S. Cone) he worried a lot about it
poner a algn a caldo (regañar) to tell sb off; give sb a ticking off (familiar)
si no quieres caldo, taza y media o dos tazas it never rains but it pours
5 (vino) wine
los caldos jerezanos the wines of Jerez
6 (aceite) oil
7 (México) sugar cane juice

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