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torpedo

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torpedo(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (weaponry)
a. el torpedo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Somebody fired a torpedo at our submarine and we had to escape.Alguien disparó un torpedo a nuestro submarino y tuvimos que escapar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to damage with a torpedo)
a. torpedear
Members of our navy torpedoed the enemy ships.Miembros de nuestra marina torpedearon los barcos enemigos.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to ruin)
a. torpedear
The committee torpedoed our plans by creating obstacles every step of the way.El comité torpedeó nuestros planes creando obstáculos cada paso del camino.
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torpedo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (nautical)
a. el torpedo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
torpedo boat(barco m) torpedero m
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (also fig)
a. torpedear
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torpedo [tɔːˈpiːdəʊ]
noun
torpedoes (plural) torpedo (m)
transitive verb
torpedear
modifier
torpedo boat (n) torpedero (m); lancha (f) torpedera
torpedo tube (n) tubo (m) lanzatorpedos; lanzatorpedos (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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