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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (small pouch)
a. pocket
Paul tomó las llaves y se las metió en el bolsillo.Paul took the keys and put them in his pocket.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. pocket (figurative)
Todas las obras las pagué de mi bolsillo.I paid for all the work out of my own pocket.
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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. (general)
a. pocket
calculadora de bolsillopocket calculator
edición de bolsillopocket edition
lo pagué de mi bolsilloI paid for it out of my own pocket
meterse o tener a alguien en el bolsilloto have somebody eating out of one's hand
2. (colloquial)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
rascarse el bolsilloto fork out
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1 [de chaqueta, pantalón] pocket
lo pagué de mi bolsillo I paid it out of my own pocket; guardar algo en el bolsillo to put sth in one's pocket
doler a algn en el bolsillo to hurt sb's pocket
meterse a algn en el bolsillo to have sb eating out of one's hand; (Política) to buy sb off
rascarse el bolsillo to pay up; fork out (familiar)
tener a algn en el bolsillo to have sb eating out of one's hand; have sb in one's pocket
tentarse el bolsillo to consider one's financial circumstances
de bolsillo pocket; pocket-size; acorazado de bolsillo pocket battleship; edición de bolsillo pocket edition
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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