out of order

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out of order(
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or
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duhr
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (not functioning)
a. descompuesto
The store elevator is out of order, so customers must use the stairs.El elevador de la tienda está descompuesto, así que, los clientes deben usar las escaleras.
b. no funciona
The air conditioner is out of order today.El acondicionador no funciona hoy.
2. (jumbled)
a. desordenado
The pages of the report are out of order.Las páginas del informe están desordenadas.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(inappropriate)
a. fuera de lugar
Juan Pablo was totally out of order when he asked Mrs. Pozo if she wears a wig.Juan Pablo estuvo completamente fuera de lugar cuando le preguntó a la Sra. Pozo si usa una peluca.
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