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amarra
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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural.
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (nautical)
a. mooring line
Las amarras atadas a los norays hacen que la embarcación se mantenga en el puerto.The mooring lines tied to the bollards keep the boat in the harbor.
b. moorings (plural)
Antes de zarpar hay que soltar las amarras del barco.Before setting sail, we need to untie the boat's moorings.
c. mooring rope
El capitán mandó levar anclas y recoger las amarras.The captain gave the order to weigh anchor and pick up the mooring ropes.
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amarra
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (nautical)
a. mooring rope
largar o soltar amarrasto cast off
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tener amarrasto have connections, to have friends in high places
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amarra
1 (Náutica) mooring line; (Latinoamérica) (cuerda) rope; line; cord; (México) (rienda) rein; lead
2 amarras (Náutica) moorings
cortar o romper las amarras to break loose; cut adrift; echar las amarras to moor
3 amarras (protección) protection
singular
; (s)
tener buenas amarras to have good connections
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