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gata

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gata(
gah
-
tah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (tool) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. jack
El mecánico levantó el coche con una gata.The mechanic raised the car using a jack.
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gata
1 (Chile) (Perú) (Automóviles) jack
2
a gatas
andar a gatas to crawl; subió las escaleras a gatas he crawled up the stairs
el niño todavía anda a gatas
el niño entró andando a gatas the baby crawled in
el niño atravesó la habitación a gatas
en este juego tenéis que andar a gatas in this game you have to crawl on all fours
limpiaba a gatas las escaleras Se abrieron puertas, aparecieron niños a gatas, nueras, un anciano en silla de ruedas Asiduo de los bares de la zona, de donde bastantes veces ha salido a gatas
(S. Cone) (apenas) barely; by the skin of one's teeth
3 (Meteorología) hill cloud
4 (agujetas)
tener gata to ache all over
5
echar la gata (Centroamérica)
soltar la gata (Perú)
to lift (familiar); steal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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