A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (hard hit with mallet)
a. sledgehammer blow
Los albañiles destruyeron la pared a mazazos.The constructors destroyed the wall with sledgehammer blows.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(emotional disappointment)
a. sledgehammer blow
El cierre de la fábrica fue un verdadero mazazo para la economía local.The closure of the factory was a real sledgehammer blow for the local economy.
b. heavy blow
El partido gobernante le dio un mazazo a la oposición con la victoria de ayer.The party in power dealt a heavy blow to the opposition with yesterday's victory.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (también fig)
a. heavy blow
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heavy blow
fue un mazazo para él it came as a real blow to him; la noticia cayó como un mazazo the news was a bombshell; el Gobierno asestó ayer un auténtico mazazo a la oposición the government dealt a real blow to the opposition yesterday
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