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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (action)
a. dragging
El arrastre de los pies puede ser un síntoma de una enfermedad neurológica.The dragging of feet can be a symptom of a neurological condition.
2. (fishing)
a. trawling
Para el arrastre de fondo hacen falta unas redes especiales.Special nets are necessary for bottom trawling.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. appeal
Rodríguez es un candidato con gran arrastre entre las mujeres maduras.Rodriguez is a candidate with great appeal among middle-aged women.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Gardel fue un cantante de arrastre en todo Latinoamérica.Gardel was a popular singer all over Latin America.
Cuando era joven, Paula tenía mucho arrastre en el barrio.When she was young, Paula was very popular in the neighborhood.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (acarreo)
a. dragging
2. (fam fig)
Regionalism used in Spain
estar para el arrastreto have had it
3. (pesca)
a. trawling
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1 (acción) dragging; pulling; (Aeronáutica) drag; (Pesca) trawling
flota de arrastre trawling fleet; fleet of trawlers
arrastre por correa belt-drive
2 (México) (Centroamérica) (influencia) influence
tener mucho arrastre to have friends in high places
3 (Taur) removal of dead animal
estar para el arrastre to be knackered (familiar)
4 (Informática)
arrastre de dientes tractor
arrastre de papel por fricción friction feed
arrastre de papel por tracción tractor feed
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