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garrote

garrote
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (tool)
a. stick
El viejo andaba con un garrote cuando lo asaltaron y se trató de defender con él.The old man was walking with a stick when he was attacked, and he tried to defend himself with it.
b. club
Siempre duermo con un garrote bajo la cama por si entra algún intruso.I always sleep with a club under the bed in case an intruder comes in.
2. (instrument for execution)
a. garrote
Hay un garrote en el Museo de la Tortura que se utilizó en el siglo XIX.There is a garrote in the Torture Museum that was used in the 1800s.
3. (automobile)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. parking brake
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hay que llevar el auto al mecánico. El garrote está fallando.We have to take the car to the mechanic. The parking brake is failing.
b. handbrake (United Kingdom)
El auto no iba porque tenía puesto el garrote.The car wouldn't go because I had the handbrake on.
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garrote
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (estaca)
a. club, stick
2. (instrumento de ejecución)
a.
garrote (vil)garotte
dar garrote a alguiento garotte somebody
3. (freno)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. brake
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garrote
1 (palo) stick; club
la política del garrote y la zanahoria the carrot-and-stick approach
usar el gran garrote
2 (Med) tourniquet
3 (Jur) (ejecución) garrotte
dar garrote a algn to garrotte sb
4 (México) (Automóviles) brake
darse garrote to check o.s.; hold o.s. back
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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