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tapadera
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tapadera(
tah
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pah
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deh
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rah
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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. (cover)
a. lid
El cocinero levantó la tapadera y revolvió la salsa.The cook raised the lid and stirred the sauce.
b. top
Ponle la tapadera al frasco.Screw on the top of the jar.
c. cap
¿Me ayudas? La tapadera del tarro está atascada.Could you help me? The cap on this jar is stuck.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(facade for illegal activities)
a. front
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
La policía necesita una orden judicial para inspeccionar la lavandería, una supuesta tapadera de la mafia.The police needs a warrant to inspect the laundromat, supposedly a front for the mafia.
b. cover
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
La empresa de logística era la tapadera ideal para el tráfico de drogas ilegales.The logistics company was the perfect cover for illegal drug trafficking.
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tapadera
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tapa)
a. lid
2. (para encubrir)
a. front
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tapadera
1 [de olla] lid; [de tarro de plástico] top; cap
2 [de organización] cover; front; front organization;de for; [de espía] cover
el restaurante es una tapadera de la mafia the restaurant is a cover o front for the mafia
el asunto de la naranjada, que es una tapadera para el trafico de opio la panaderia era una tapadera de todos los tejemanejes que se llevaba
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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