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porrazo

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porrazo(
poh
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rrah
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soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (hit with a club)
a. blow
Los detenidos presentaron una queja contra la policía por los porrazos que les dieron.The detainees filed a complaint against the police for the blows they had received.
b. thump
El ladrón sintió un porrazo en la espalda y huyó.The thief felt a thump on his back and fled.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(bang from an accident)
a. bump
El jinete no fue gravemente lesionado pese al porrazo que se dio al caerse del caballo.The rider wasn't badly hurt despite the bump he suffered when he fell from his horse.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me di un porrazo en la cabeza cuando me caí por las escaleras que casi me desmayo.I banged my head so hard when I fell down the stairs that I nearly passed out.
Si sigues saltando así en la mesa, vas a pegarte un porrazo en el techo.If you keep jumping on the table like that, you'll whack your head on the ceiling.
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porrazo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (golpe)
a. blow
2. (caída)
a. bump
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porrazo
1 (golpe) thump; blow; (caída) bump
le di un porrazo con la silla I whacked him with the chair; me di un porrazo contra la puerta I banged myself on the door
[darse] un porrazo con o contra algo
2
de porrazo (Latinoamérica) in one go
de golpe y porrazo suddenly
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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