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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. (sudden, violent movement)
a. lurch
Después de un par de bandazos, el auto cayó por el barranco.After a couple of lurches, the car fell off the cliff.
b. swerve
El bandazo provocó pánico entre los pasajeros del autobús.The swerve caused panic among the bus passengers.
2. (nautical)
a. roll
El barco dio un bandazo entre las fuertes olas que casi lo hunde.The ship made a roll among the strong waves that almost made it sink.
3. (sudden, abrupt change)
a. marked shift
Estábamos platicando tranquilamente cuando de pronto Paola dio un bandazo y se puso furiosa.We were chatting pleasantly when Paola suddenly had a marked shift and she got furious.
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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. (del barco)
a. lurch
dar bandazosto lurch
dar un bandazoto swerve violently
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1 (sacudida) (al andar) lurch; jolt; (Náutica) heavy roll; (Latinoamérica) (Aeronáutica) air pocket; sudden drop
dar bandazos
el coche iba dando bandazos the car swerved from side to side; caminaba dando bandazos he stumbled along; he reeled from side to side
2 (cambio repentino) marked shift
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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