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estaca

estaca(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (pointed stick)
a. stake
El cazavampiros le clavó la estaca al vampiro en el corazón.The vampire hunter thrust his stake into the vampire's heart.
b. post
El granjero levantó una cerca con estacas y alambre de púas.The farmer put up a fence with posts and barbed wire.
c. peg (of a tent)
Asegura las cuerdas tensoras de la tienda al suelo con una estaca.Secure the main guys of the tent with a peg.
2. (club)
a. cudgel
Los aldeanos estaban armados con estacas y hondas.The villagers were armed with cudgels and slingshots.
b. stick
Los cavernícolas comenzaron a usar estacas y rocas como armas.The cavemen started using sticks and rocks as weapons.
3. (botany)
a. cutting
Tomé la estaca y la planté en otra maceta.I took the cutting and planted it in another flowerpot.
4. (mining)
a. large mining claim
Gracias a la estaca, podremos extraer dos millones de dólares en oro.The large mining claim will allow us to extract two million dollars worth in gold.
b. large mining concession
Nuestra empresa obtuvo la estaca para extraer de las minas de las tierras del estado.Our company obtained the large mining concession to mine on federal land.
5. (cockfighting)
a. spur
El gallo negro le clavó la estaca a su rival.The black rooster dug its spurs into its rival.
6. (jeer)
a. taunt
Ignora su estaca. Iván solo quiere pelearse con alguien.Ignore his taunt. Ivan just wants to pick a fight with somebody.
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estaca
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (para clavar, delimitar)
a. stake
2. (de tienda de campaña)
a. peg
le clavó una estaca en el corazónshe drove a stake through his heart
3. (garrote)
a. cudgel
estaca
1 (poste) stake; post; [de tienda de campaña] peg; (porra) cudgel; stick
plantar la estaca to have a crap (vulgar)
2 (Agr) cutting
3 (Latinoamérica) (Minería) large mining claim; large mining concession
4 (And) (S. Cone) (espuela) spur
5
arrancar la estaca (México) to champ at the bit; strain at the leash
6 (Caribe) (indirecta) hint; (pulla) taunt
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