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derroche
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derroche(
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rroh
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cheh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (misuse)
a. waste
Imprimir correos electrónicos innecesarios es un derroche de papel.Printing unnecessary emails is a waste of paper.
b. squandering
El fracaso del proyecto resultó en el derroche de millones de dólares de dinero público.The failed project resulted in the squandering of millions of dollars of public money.
2. (abundance)
a. profusion
Hubo un marcado contraste entre el gran derroche de medios que cubrieron la cumbre y el tema de la reunión: la pobreza mundial.There was a stark contrast between the vast profusion of media resources covering the summit and the theme of the meeting: world poverty.
b. fine display
El equipo ofreció un derroche de energía y talento en el partido.The team gave a fine display of talent and energy during the game.
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derroche
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (despilfarro)
a. waste, squandering
¡qué derroche!what an awful waste!
2. (abundancia)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
el concierto fue un derroche de técnica, sensibilidad y talentothe concert was a fine display of technique, sensitivity and talent
la película es todo un derroche de imaginaciónthe film is prodigiously imaginative
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derroche
1 (despilfarro) waste; squandering
regar todos los días es un derroche de agua it's a waste of water watering the plants every day; con un imperdonable derroche de recursos with an unforgivable squandering of resources; no se puede tolerar tal derroche such extravagance o wastefulness cannot be tolerated
2 (abundancia) abundance; excess
con un derroche de buen gusto with a fine display of good taste
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