remate
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remate(
rreh
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mah
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teh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (end point)
a. ending
Qué remate tan inesperado tiene esta novela.This novel has such an unexpected ending.
b. end
El remate del juego estuvo cardiaco.There was a nail-biting end to the game.
c. final touch (detail to make something complete)
Como remate, instalamos una fuente.As a final touch, we put in a fountain.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Y como remate a un día estupendo, fuimos al casino.And to round off a fantastic day, we went to the casino.
El remate de la cena fue un delicioso postre.To round off the dinner there was a delicious dessert.
2. (architecture and design)
a. top
Ese remate adorna muy bien la columna.The top of that column looks really good.
3. (soccer)
a. shot
Ganamos el partido con el remate final.We won the game thanks to the final shot.
b. header (with one's head)
Campos metió un gol con un remate de cabeza.Campos scored a goal with a header.
4. (tennis)
a. smash
El remate sirvió al austriaco para ganar el set y el partido.The Austrian's smash won him the set and the match.
5. (volleyball)
a. spike
A Paulina se le dan especialmente bien los remates.Paulina is especially good at spikes.
6. (sewing)
a. finish
Este punto decorativo se usa por tradición como remate en las mantas.This decorative stitch is traditionally used as a finish on blankets.
b. finishing
La costurera hizo el remate de la falda con su máquina de coser.The dressmaker used her sewing machine to do the finishing on the skirt.
7. (act of selling)
a. auction (public sale)
Su abuelo adquirió una pintura carísima en el remate.Her grandfather purchased a very expensive painting at the auction.
b. clearance sale (bargain sale)
Compré algo de ropa en el remate de los grandes almacenes.I bought some clothes at the clearance sale of the department store.
c. sell-off (of assets)
Todavía no hay fecha para el remate de bienes.There is still no date for the sell-off of assets.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Todas estos muebles se venden a precios de remate.All these items of furniture are for sale at bargain prices.
David tuvo que vender su casa a precio de remate.David had to sell his house at a knockdown price.
8. (euthanasia)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Tenía un cuchillo para el remate del jabalí.He had a knife to finish off the boar with.
Se opta por el remate del animal si está sufriendo.The decision is taken to put the animal out of its misery if it's suffering.
9. (bridge)
a. bidding
¿Qué jugador abre el remate?Which player opens the bidding?
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remate
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fin, colofón)
a. end
para remateto cap it all
2. (costura)
a. overstitch
3. (architecture)
a. top
4. (sports)
a. shot
remate de cabezaheader (at goal)
5. (con el pie)
a. shot at goal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (general)
a. totally, completely
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remate
1 (cabo) end; (punta) tip; point; [de edificio, mueble] ornamental top;
2 (toque final)
como remate al concierto hizo un bis to round off the concert he played an encore
poner remate a algo to cap sth
de remate
está loco de remate he's stark raving mad (familiar)
para remate to crown it all; to top it all
para remate va y me insulta to crown o top it all he went and insulted me
3 (Fútbol) (con el pie) shot; (con la cabeza) header
un remate de cabeza a header; un equipo sin remate a team with no finishing power
4 (Latinoamérica) (Com) (liquidación) bargain sale; (subasta) auction
5 (Bridge) bidding
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