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chorro

jet

noun

chorro
masculine noun
1. jet, spurt (de líquido) (borbotón); trickle (hilo)
  • salir a chorros -> to spurt o gush out
  • como los chorros del oro (informal figurative) -> as clean as a new pin
2. stream (de luz, gente, preguntas)
3. (informal)
  • un chorro de -> a load of, loads of (Mexican Spanish)
  • tiene un chorro de dinero -> she has loads of money

chorro [chor’-ro]
noun
1. Water or any other liquid, issuing from a spout or other narrow place, gush. (m)
  • Beber a chorro -> to drink a jet of wine (from a wineskin)
  • Salir a chorros -> to gush forth
2. A jet of water. (m)
3. A strong and coarse sound emitted by the mouth. (m)
  • Un chorro de palabras -> a stream of words
  • Hablar a chorros -> to talk nineteen to the dozen
4. Hole made in the ground for playing with nuts. (m)
  • Soltar el chorro -> (Met.) to burst out into laughter
  • A chorros -> abundantly, copiously
5. Strand (látigo). (m)
6. Tap (grifo) 7. (Ante Meridian & Central America) (m)
7. Ticking off (ladrón). (Caribbean)
(Cono Sur) thief, pickpocket.

chorro
1 [de líquido] jet; stream
salía un buen chorro de agua del grifo there was a strong flow of water from the tap; se añade un chorrito de leche add a drop of milk; beber a chorro to drink without touching the bottle
2 (Técnica) jet; blast
un avión con propulsión a chorro jet-propelled plane; motor a chorro jet engine
chorro de arena sandblast
chorro de vapor steam jet
la plancha echa chorros de vapor con solo presionar este botón
3 (montón) stream; string
un chorro de insultos a stream o string of insults; un chorro de palabras a torrent of words; un chorro de voz a verbal blast; a really loud voice
a chorros in plenty; in abundance
llover a chorros to pour (down); salir a chorros to gush forth; come spurting out
la sangre le salía a chorros
hablar a chorros to talk nineteen to the dozen
4 (suerte) jam (muy_familiar); luck
¡qué chorro tiene! he's so jammy! (muy_familiar)
5 (S. Cone) (ladrón) thief; pickpocket
6 (And) [de látigo] lash
7 (Centroamérica) (grifo) tap; faucet; (EEUU)
8 (Caribe) (reprimenda) ticking-off (familiar); dressing-down (familiar)

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