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bala  

a       sf  
1    (=proyectil)   bullet  
una bala perdida lo alcanzó en el hombro      he was hit in the shoulder by a stray bullet  
sonaron dos disparos de bala      two gunshots rang out  
→ disparar una bala      to fire a bullet  
→ a prueba de balas      bullet-proof  
un chaleco a prueba de balas      a bullet-proof vest  
MODISMOS como una bala      like a shot  
entró como una bala      he came shooting in, he came in like a shot  
el tren pasó como una bala      the train shot o flew past  
comió como una bala y se fue      he bolted his food down and left  
MODISMOS no le entran balas        (Chile)   he's as hard as nails *     
MODISMOS ni a bala        (Méx, Colombia)  
*   no way *     
MODISMOS estar o quedar con la bala pasada        (Chile)   to be seething  
MODISMOS ser una bala        (Caribe)  
*   to be a pain in the neck *     
MODISMOS tirar con bala      not to pull one's punches  
  bala de cañón   cannonball  
  bala de fogueo   blank (cartridge)  
  bala de goma   plastic bullet, rubber bullet  
   bala de salva          blank round  
  bala fría   spent bullet  
  bala trazadora   tracer bullet
2    (=fardo)   bale  
una bala de heno      a bale of hay  
3      (Tip)  
  bala de entintar   ink(ing) ball
4      (LAm, Dep)   shot  
lanzamiento de bala      shot put  
b       smf  
*  
(=juerguista)  

MODISMOS ser un bala perdida      to be a good-for-nothing  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
a bale of hay
exp.
21-gun salute
exp.
no way
[Latam] Méx, Colombia;(MODISMOS)
exp.
to be a pain in the neck
[Latam] Caribe;(MODISMOS)
exp.
like a shot
(MODISMOS)
exp.
tracer bullet
exp.
to use live ammunition
exp.
not to pull one's punches
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to fire a bullet
exp.
shot put
adj.
bulletproof
exp.
a bullet wound
exp.
he came shooting in
exp.
he came in like a shot
exp.
to be a good-for-nothing
(MODISMOS)
exp.
bulletproof
exp.
two gunshots rang out
exp.
the train shot {o} flew past
exp.
the bullet pierced his lung
exp.
the bullet went through his skull
exp.
a bullet pierced his ankle
exp.
the bullet damaged his lung
exp.
the bullet grazed his hat
exp.
blank cartridge
exp.
he bolted his food down and left
exp.
the bullet lodged in the lung
exp.
the bullet killed him instantly
exp.
the body had several bullet wounds
exp.
the train covers {o} does the distance in two hours
exp.
he was hit in the shoulder by a stray bullet
exp.
like the wind
(MODISMOS)

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