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reguero
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reguero(
rreh
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geh
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roh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (mark)
a. trail
El reguero de pólvora condujo a la policía hasta el asesino.The trail of gunpowder led the police to the killer.
b. track
Vi un reguero de azúcar desde la cocina hasta la habitación de los niños.I saw a track of sugar leading from the kitchen to the children's room.
2. (liquid trail)
a. trickle
El coche dejó un reguero de gasolina tras él.The car left a trickle of gasoline behind it.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(mark)
a. trail
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Cuando la empresa quebró, dejó un reguero de deudas que podrían llegar a los $3.3 millones.When the company went bankrupt, it left a trail of debts that could top $3.3 million.
4. (agriculture)
a. irrigation ditch
Los primeros pobladores construyeron regueros para procurar llevar agua a sus cultivos.The early settlers constructed irrigation ditches in an effort to bring water to their crops.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(untidy collection of things)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. mess
Ve a recoger el reguero que tienes en tu cuarto ahora mismo.Go clean up the mess you have in your room right now.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(disorder)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. mess
Traen un reguero en esa empresa; necesitan un nuevo gerente.That company is a mess; they need a new manager.
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reguero
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (rastro; de sangre, agua)
a. trickle
2. (de harina, arena)
a. trail
correr como un reguero de pólvorato spread like wildfire
3. (canal)
a. irrigation ditch
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reguero
1 (señal) track; [de sangre] trickle; [de humo, pólvora] trail
propagarse como un reguero de pólvora to spread like wildfire
2 (Agr) irrigation ditch
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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