el portazo
-the slam
See the entry for portazo.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (general)
a. slam
Pedro nos gritó y se fue del cuarto, cerrando la puerta de un portazo.Pedro yelled at us and left the room, shutting the door with a slam.
b. bang
"Habrá sido el viento", dijo Elisa tras haber escuchado un portazo."It must have been the wind," said Elisa after hearing the bang of a door.
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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)
dar un portazoto slam the door
la puerta se cerró de un portazothe door slammed shut
cerrar la puerta de un portazo to slam the door (shut); dar o pegar un portazo to slam the door
Acabó [pegando un portazo] y dándose a la bebida de licores dulces y con baja graduación.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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