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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. (swish of the tail)
a. swipe of its tail
El tiranosaurio rex alejó al velociraptor de un coletazo.The tyrannosaurus rex pushed the velociraptor away with a swipe of its tail.
b. flick of the tail
No dejes la copa de vino en la mesa de centro porque un solo coletazo del perro la tirará.Don't leave the glass of wine on the coffee table because a single flick of the tail from the dog will knock it over.
c. blow of the tail
Un coletazo de la ballena hizo un salpicón tremendo.A blow of the tail of the whale made a terrific splash.
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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. flick o swish of the tail
2. (fig)
está dando (los últimos) coletazosit's in its death throes
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1 [de animal] blow or thrash or swipe with the tail
2 (Automóviles) swaying movement
dar coletazos to sway about
está dando los últimos coletazos [+régimen, sistema] it's in its death throes; [+moda] it's had its day; [+huracán] it's petering out
los últimos coletazos del poshippismo, franquismo Los últimos coletazos de la crisis hay que buscarlos sobre todo en Europa.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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