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tumbo
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tumbo(
toom
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boh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (bump)
a. jolt
Sentimos un tumbo y después el coche se paró.We felt a jolt and then the car stopped.
b. jerk
El niño se lastimó el brazo por un fuerte tumbo en el bus.The boy hurt his arm because of a strong jerk on the bus.
2. (fruit)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. passion fruit
Probé dos nuevas frutas que me encantaron: los tumbos y las granadas.I tried two new fruits that I loved: passion fruit and pomegranate.
tumbos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(difficulties)
a. ups and downs
Estos últimos meses han estado llenos de tumbos, pero ya todo está volviendo a la normalidad.These last few months have been full of ups and downs, but everything is going back to normal.
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tumbo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. jolt, jerk
dar tumbos o un tumboto jolt, to jerk
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ir dando tumbosto have a lot of ups and downs
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tumbo
1 (sacudida) shake; jolt
dando tumbos with all sorts of difficulties
2 (caída) fall; tumble
dar un tumbo to fall; shake
tumbo
(Hist) monastic cartulary
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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