espina
feminine noun
1. bone (de pez); thorn (de planta); splinter (astilla)
  • me da mala espina (informal) -> it makes me uneasy, there's something fishy about it
  • todavía tengo clavada la espina de no haber ido a la universidad -> I still feel bad about not having gone to university
  • sacarse una espina (figurative) -> to settle an old score; (desquitarse) to relieve a long-standing frustration (desahogarse)
  • espina dorsal -> spine; backbone (figurative)

espina [es-pee’-nah]
noun
1. A thorn. (f)
2. A fishbone (de pez). (f)
3. Spine, the back bone. (f)
4. A small splinter of wood, esparto, etc (astilla). (f)
5. Scruple, doubt, suspicion. (Metaphorical) (f)
  • Espina blanca -> (Bot.) woolly cotton thistle
  • Mala espina -> resentment
  • Me da mala espina -> it worries me
  • Sacarse la espina -> (Fig.) to pay off an old score, to get even
  • Tener una espina en el corazón -> to have a spine in one’s side

espina
1 (Botánica) [de rosal] thorn; [de chumbera] prickle
mala espina spite; resentment; ill-will
me da mala espina it makes me suspicious
estar en espinas to be on tenterhooks; be all on edge
sacarse la espina to get even; pay off an old score
2 [de pez] bone
3 (Anatomía) (also espina dorsal) spine
doblar la espina to bend over
espina bífida spina bifida
4 (problema) worry; suspicion

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