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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. (walking support)
a. crutch
Trae muletas porque se rompió la pierna.She's using crutches because she broke her leg.
2. (psychological support)
a. crutch
Él usa el alcohol como muleta para lidiar con sus problemas.He uses alcohol as a crutch to deal with his problems.
b. prop
El trabajo le sirvió de muleta para superar su depresión.Work served her as a prop to overcome depression.
3. (bullfighting)
a. red cape
El toro avanzó hacia la muleta.The bull moved toward the red cape.
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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. (para andar)
a. crutch
2. (fig)
a. prop, support
3. (bullfighting)
a. muleta
b. red cape hanging from a stick used to tease the bull
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1 (para andar) crutch
2 (Taur) matador's stick with red cloth attached
3 (apoyo) prop; support
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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