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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. (instrument of punishment)
a. whip
El amo tomó el azote de cuero y flageló a los esclavos.The master wielded the leather whip and flogged the slaves.
b. scourge
El soldado romano ató a Samuel a un poste y le golpeó la espalda con un azote.The Roman soldier tied Samuel to a post and hit his back with a scourge.
2. (whip stroke)
a. lash
El esclavo recibió 25 azotes por robar comida.The slave took 25 lashes for stealing food.
3. (swat)
a. slap
Mi madre me dio un azote en la cara por mentirle.My mother gave me a slap on my face for lying to her.
b. smack
Emilio perdió un diente cuando le dieron un azote en la cara.Emilio lost a tooth when he got a smack in his face.
c. spank
Carlos puso a su hijo sobre su falda y le dio tres azotes por decir palabrotas.Carlos put his son on his lap and gave him three spanks for cursing.
d. spanking
Mi madre me dio un azote por romper la ventana.My mother gave me a spanking for breaking the window.
4. (battering)
a. lashing
Daniel escuchaba el azote de las olas desde la cima del faro.Daniel listened to the lashing of the waves from the top of the lighthouse.
5. (calamity)
a. scourge
La población se vio diezmada por varios azotes: la hambruna, las pestes y las enfermedades.Several scourges decimated the population: famine, pests, and diseases.
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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. (utensilio para golpear)
a. whip, scourge
2. (latigazo)
a. lash
3. (golpe)
a. blow
4. (en el trasero)
a. smack, slap
5. (fig)
a. scourge
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1 (látigo) whip; scourge
2 (golpe) [de látigo] stroke; lash; [de mano] spanking
ser condenado a 100 azotes to be sentenced to 100 lashes
azotes y galeras the same old stuff
3 (calamidad) scourge
Atila, el azote de Dios Attila, the Scourge of God
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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