a modo de
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a modo de(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. as
Me torcí el tobillo, y tuve que usar una rama caída a modo de bastón.I twisted my ankle and had to use a fallen branch as a walking stick.
b. like
Los patos usan sus patas palmeadas a modo de aletas.Ducks use their webbed feet like flippers.
c. by way of (an example or introduction)
El policía afirma que solo disparó al aire a modo de advertencia.The policeman maintains that he shot into the air just by way of a warning.
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