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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in sense 3).
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (loss of footing)
a. trip
El tropezón me hizo caer y me hice daño en la rodilla.The trip caused me to fall over and I hurt my knee.
b. stumble
La modelo cayó en la pasarela por culpa de un tropezón.The model fell over on the catwalk because of a stumble.
2. (mistake)
a. blunder
Después de varios tropezones volví a encarrilar mi carrera profesional.After several blunders I got my career back on track.
b. slip
El equipo no se puede permitir otro tropezón este fin de semana.The team cannot afford another slip this weekend.
3. (culinary)
a. small piece
Mi madre solía quitar los tropezones de panceta porque sabía que no me gustaban.My mother used to remove the small pieces of bacon because she knew I didn't like them.
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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. (con los pies)
a. trip, stumble
dar un tropezónto trip up, to stumble
a tropezoneshaltingly
2. (desacierto)
a. slip-up, blunder
3. (culinary)
tropezonesfinely chopped ham, boiled egg etc added as a garnish to soups or other dishes
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1 (traspié) trip; stumble
dar un tropezón to trip; stumble; hablar a tropezones to speak jerkily; speak falteringly; proceder a tropezónes to proceed by fits and starts
2 (equivocación) slip; blunder; (moral) lapse
3 tropezones (Culin) small pieces of food added to soup
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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