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empujón
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empujón(
ehm
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poo
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hohn
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (act of pushing)
a. push
El empujón que el delantero le propinó al portero hizo que le expulsaran del partido.The push the forward gave the goalie caused to him to be kicked out of the game.
b. shove
Un niño le dio un empujón a Sara y la tiró al suelo.A child gave Sara a shove and threw her to the floor.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(impetus)
a. push
Mañana damos el empujón final para llegar a la cima.Tomorrow we make the final push to reach the summit.
b. boost
Las palabras de Jaime fueron el empujón que yo necesitaba para seguir adelante.Jaime's words were the boost I needed to carry on.
c. prod
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Los abogados necesitan un empujón para resolver este asunto.The lawyers need a prod to get this business sorted out.
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empujón
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (empellón)
a. shove, push
dar un empujón a alguiento give somebody a shove o push
abrirse paso a empujonesto shove o push one's way through
2. (impulso)
a. effort
dar un último empujón ato make one last effort with
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empujón
1 (con la mano) push; shove
abrirse paso a empujones to push o shove one's way through; avanzar a empujones to go forward in fits and starts
2 (incitación) push; drive
dar un empujón a algo to push sth through; push sth forward; trabajar a empujones to work intermittently
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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