ceja
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ceja(
seh
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hah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (anatomy)
a. eyebrow
Él tenía ojos azules brillantes que contrastaban con sus cejas oscuras.He had bright blue eyes that contrasted with his dark eyebrows.
2. (music)
a. capo
¿Para qué se usan las cejas cuando se toca la guitarra?What are capos used for when playing a guitar?
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ceja
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (en la cara)
a. eyebrow
2. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
quemarse las cejasto burn the midnight oil
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
se le metió entre ceja y ceja que…he got it into his head that…
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tener a alguien entre ceja y cejanot to be able to stand the sight of somebody
5. (de instrumento de cuerda; puente)
a. bridge
6. (cejilla)
a. capo
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ceja
1 (Anatomía) eyebrow
cejas pobladas bushy eyebrows; thick eyebrows; arquear las cejas to raise one's eyebrows; fruncir las cejas to knit one's brows; frown
estar endeudado hasta las cejas to be up to one's eyes in debt
meterse algo entre ceja y ceja to get sth firmly into one's head
tener a algn entre ceja y ceja to have no time for sb
quemarse las cejas to burn the midnight oil
2 (Técnica) rim; flange
3 (Cos) edging
4 (Archit) projection
5 (Geografía) brow; crown
6 (Música) bridge
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