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barrel
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barrel(
behr
-
uhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (container)
a. el barril
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The ship was full of sacks of flour and barrels of beer.El buque estaba lleno de costales de harina y barriles de cerveza.
b. el tonel
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The police poured out the bar's whiskey barrels when Prohibition went into effect.La policía vació los toneles de whisky del bar cuando la ley seca entró en vigor.
2. (measure of oil)
a. el barril
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The price of a barrel of oil has dropped a dollar this month.El precio del barril de petróleo bajó un dólar este mes.
3. (part of a gun or a pen)
a. el cañón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The farmer thrust the barrel of the shotgun in their faces.El granjero les metió el cañón de la escopeta en la cara.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to go fast)
a. ir disparado
We were barreling down the highway at 80 miles per hour.Íbamos disparados por la autopista a 80 millas por hora.
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barrel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (container)
a. el barril m, tonel
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of oil)
a. el barril
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (colloquial)
a.
to have somebody over a barreltener a alguien en un puño
4. (colloquial)
a.
the party wasn't exactly a barrel of fun or laughsla fiesta no fue la más divertida del mundo
barrel organorganillo m
5. (of gun)
a. el cañón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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barrel [ˈbærəl]
noun
1 (gen) barril (m); tonel (m); [of oil] barril (m); (for rain) tina (f); (Téc) tambor (m)
to have sb over a barrel tener a algn con el agua al cuello (informal)
to scrape the (bottom of the) barrel rebañar las últimas migas
2 [of gun, pen] cañón (m)
modifier
barrel organ (n) organillo (m)
barrel vault (n) bóveda (f) de cañón
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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