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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (sudden fear)
a. scare
Me di un gran susto cuando mi hija se cayó y se abrió la cabeza.I had a big scare when my daughter fell and cracked her head open.
b. fright
Me pegué un susto cuando vi tu disfraz de Halloween.I got a real fright when I saw your Halloween costume.
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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)
a. fright
dar o pegar un susto a alguiento give somebody a fright
darse o pegarse un sustoto get a fright
2. (fam fig)
darse un susto mortal o de muerteto be scared to death
no ganar para sustosto have no end of troubles
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1 (impresión repentina) fright; scare
¡qué susto! what a fright!; dar un susto a algn to give sb a fright o scare; darse o pegarse un susto to have a fright; get scared; (EEUU) caerse del susto to be frightened o scared to death; meter un susto a algn to put the wind up sb (familiar)
no ganar para sustos
este año no ganamos para sustos it's been one setback after another this year
no pasó del susto it was less serious than was at first thought
sufrió una caída muy aparatosa por las escaleras, pero al final no pasó del susto
2 (And) (crisis nerviosa) nervous breakdown
el susto (en restaurante) the bill
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