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leva
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leva(
leh
-
bah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (military)
a. levy
Los aldeanos que evadían la leva para unirse al ejército eran ejectuados.The peasants who escaped the levy for the army were executed.
2. (nautical)
a. weighing anchor
El capitán dijo que la leva se pospuso debido al mal clima.The captain said that weighing anchor was postponed due to bad weather.
3. (mechanics)
a. cam
Los seguidores de la leva están ubicados sobre un cilindro.The cam followers are located on a cylinder.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(clothing)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. old coat
José tomó la leva de la percha, se la puso y salió de la casa.Jose took the old coat from the clothes hanger, put it on and left the house.
5. (deception)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. trick
El vendedor ambulante me quiso estafar, pero no caí en la leva.The peddler tried to swindle me, but I didn't fall for the trick.
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leva
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (military)
a. levy
2. (nautical)
a. weighing anchor
3. (mechanical)
a. cam
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leva
1 (Náutica) weighing anchor
2 (Mil) levy
3 (Mecánica) cam
4 (And) (Centroamérica) (estafa) trick; swindle; ruse
5
bajar la leva a algn (And) (S. Cone) to do sb a mischief
caer de leva (Centroamérica) to play the fool
echar levas (And) (México) (jactarse) to boast; (And) (amenazar) to bluster; utter threats
encender la leva a algn (Caribe) to give sb a good hiding (familiar)
ponerse la leva (And) (largarse) to beat it (familiar); (hacer novillos) to play truant; (faltar al trabajo) to skive off work (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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