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kaput

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kaput(
kuh
-
poot
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(broken)
a. kaput
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
After the accident, the car is kaput.Después del accidente, el carro está kaput.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The neighborhood deli went kaput when the new mall opened.La lonchería del barrio se fue al hoyo al abrir el nuevo centro comercial.
When the wire shorted, the refrigerator went kaput.Al quemar el cable, la nevera se fue al traste.
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kaput
[kəˈpʊt]
adjective
1. (familiar)
  • to be kaput estar cascado(a) (español de España), estar roto(a) or estropeado(a) (especialmente Am)
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kaput [kəˈpʊt]
adjective
1 [+object] kaput
to be kaput estar kaput
2 [+organization]
now he's dead the whole company is kaput ahora que ha fallecido, la empresa se ha ido al traste (informal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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