vuelco
vuelco(
bwehl
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koh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (act of overturning)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Como consecuencia de la colisión se produjo el vuelco del camión y el incendio de dos carros.As a result of the collision the truck overturned and two cars caught fire.
El vuelco del autobús cortó la carretera durante horas.The road was closed for hours because of the overturned bus.
2. (radical change)
a. upset
El alto grado de participación de los votantes podría provocar un vuelco en el resultado de las elecciones.The high level of voter participation could cause an upset in the election result.
b. complete change
Mi despido provocó un vuelco en mi planificación de las cosas.My dismissal caused a complete change in the plans I'd made.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Su actitud dio un vuelco cuando se dio cuenta de que sólo estaba tratando de ayudarla.She changed her tune when she realized I was trying to help her.
El panorama para el país dio un vuelco con la renegociación de la deuda.There has been a turnaround in the outlook for this country since its debt was renegotiated.
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vuelco
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. upset
dar un vuelcoto overturn
me dio un vuelco el corazónmy heart missed o skipped a beat
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vuelco
1 (acción) upset; spill
dar un vuelco [+coche] to overturn; [+barco] to capsize
2
mi corazón dio un vuelco my heart missed a beat
3 catastrophe
este negocio va a dar un vuelco this business is heading for catastrophe
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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