basta

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basta(
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
1. (used to express annoyance)
a. enough
¡Basta! Ya te dije que no te voy a comprar ese juguete.Enough! I already told you I'm not going to buy you that toy.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
2. (sewing)
a. basting stitch
Voy a usar una basta hasta que tenga tiempo para arreglar los pantalones.I'm going to use a basting stitch until I have time to mend the pants.
b. tacking stitch
La costurera cortó la tela siguiendo la línea de la basta.The seamstress cut the fabric along the tacking stitch.
c. basting
Vamos a usar una basta antes de hacerle el dobladillo a esta falda.We're going to use a basting before hemming this skirt.
d. tacking
Oye, el sastre se olvidó de quitar la basta de tu blazer.Hey, the tailor forgot to remove the tacking from your blazer.
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basta
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
1. (general)
a.
¡basta!that's enough!
¡basta de chistes/tonterías!that's enough jokes/of this nonsense!
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
basta
tacking stitch; basting stitch
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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