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carabina
carabina(
kah
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rah
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bee
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nah
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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. (weaponry)
a. carbine
En la tienda de armas no venden carabinas.In the gun store they don't sell carbines.
b. rifle
El hombre practicó los disparos con su carabina en el campo de tiro.The man practiced shots with his rifle at this firing range.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(escort)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. chaperone
Si solo salen Julia y Luis, me quedo en casa. No quiero hacer de carabina.If only Julia and Luis are going to go out, I'd rather stay at home. I don't want to play chaperone.
b. chaperon
Cuando Sara era adolescente, su padre quería ir de carabina para evitar que se besara con chicos.When Sara was a teenager, her father always wanted to play chaperon to prevent her from kissing guys.
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carabina
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (arma)
a. carbine, rifle
2. (fam fig)
a. chaperone
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carabina
1 (Mil) carbine; rifle
ser la carabina de Ambrosio to be a dead loss (familiar)
carabina de aire comprimido airgun
2 (persona) chaperone
hacer o ir de carabina to go as chaperone; play gooseberry (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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