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soga
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soga(
soh
-
gah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (cord)
a. rope
Le ató las manos con una soga.He tied her hands with a rope.
2. (noose)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. halter
El campesino le puso la soga a la vaca y tiró de ella cuesta abajo.The farmer put the halter on the cow and drew it downhill.
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soga
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. rope
2. (para ahorcar)
a. noose
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
estar con la soga al cuelloto be in dire straits
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
mentar la soga en casa del ahorcadoto really put one's foot in it
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soga
(cuerda) (gen) rope; cord; [de animal] halter; [del verdugo] hangman's rope
hacer soga to lag behind
dar soga a algn to make fun of sb
echar la soga tras el caldero to chuck it all up (familiar); throw in one's hand
estar con la soga al cuello to be in deep water
hablar de la soga en casa del ahorcado to say the wrong thing
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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