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patinazo

patinazo
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (slide)
a. skid
Cuando hay hielo en la carretera, debes frenar con suavidad para evitar un patinazo.When there's ice on the road, you must brake gently to avoid a skid.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(gaffe)
a. blunder
¡Qué patinazo! Le pregunté si era su padre y resulta que era su esposo.What a blunder! I asked her if he was her father and it turns out he was her husband.
b. slip
No te preocupes. Un patinazo lo tiene cualquiera.Don't worry. A slip can happen to anyone.
c. boob
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Fue un patinazo de lo más tonto. Menos mal que nadie se dio cuenta.It was a very silly boob. Just as well no one noticed.
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patinazo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (de vehículo)
a. skid
2. (de persona)
a. slip
3. (colloquial)
a. blunder
tener un patinazoto make a blunder
patinazo
1 (Automóviles) skid
2 (error) boob (familiar); blunder
dar o pegar un patinazo to blunder; make a boob (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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