Uña in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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feminine noun
1. fingernail, nail (de mano)
  • hacerse las uñas to do one's nails
  • comerse o morderse las uñas to bite one's nails
  • con uñas y dientes (figurative) doggedly; (agarrarse) fiercely (defender)
  • ser uña y carne (figurative) to be as thick as thieves
2. toenail (de pie)
3. claw (garra)
  • enseñar o sacar las uñas to get one's claws out
4. hoof (casco)
5. plectrum (para instrumento musical) (Mexican Spanish)
1 (Anatomía) [de la mano] nail; fingernail; [del pie] toenail; (Zoología) claw
comerse las uñas to bite one's nails; to get very impatient; (Latinoamérica) (ser pobre) to be really poor; hacerse las uñas to have one's nails done; do one's nails
tener las uñas afiladas to be light-fingered
caer en las uñas de algn
ser uña y carne to be inseparable
estar de uñas con algn to be at daggers drawn with sb
defender algo con uñas y dientes to defend sth tooth and nail
dejarse las uñas
se dejó las uñas en ese trabajo he wore his fingers to the bone at that job
enseñar las uñas to show one's claws
tener las uñas largas to be light-fingered
ser [largo] de uñas
mostrar o sacar las uñas to show one's claws
uña encarnada ingrowing toenail
2 (pezuña) hoof
uña de caballo (Botánica) coltsfoot
escapar a uña de caballo to ride off at full speed
uña de vaca (Culin) cow heel
3 [del alacrán] sting
4 (Técnica) claw; nail puller; (EEUU)
5 [de ancla] fluke
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