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grapa
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grapa(
grah
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pah
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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. (office supplies)
a. staple
Los papeles estaban unidos con una grapa y por eso no se perdieron.The papers were held together with a staple so they didn't get lost.
b. cable clip
Fijé el cable a la pared con grapas que traían clavos.I fixed the cable to the wall with cable clips which had nails.
2. (architecture)
a. cramp
Se utilizaron grapas de hierro para unir las piedras de los peldaños de la escalera.Iron cramps were used to join together the stones of the staircase steps.
b. cramp iron
El arquitecto decidió unir los dos paneles de la fachada con una grapa.The architect decided to join the two panels of the façade with a cramp iron.
3. (beverage) (Southern Cone)
a. grappa
En este restaurante te sirven un chupito de grapa digestiva después de comer.In this restaurant they serve you a shot of grappa as a digestive after lunch.
4. (medicine)
a. staple
El cirujano cerró los vasos sanguíneos con grapas.The surgeon closed off the blood vessels with staples.
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grapa
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (para papeles)
a. staple
2. (para heridas)
a. stitch, (wire) suture
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grapa
1 (para papeles) staple
2 (para cables) cable clip; (Mecánica) dog clamp; (Archit) cramp
grapa
(S. Cone) (aguardiente) (cheap) grape liquor; grappa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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