caramelo translation English | Spanish-English dictionary

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caramelo  

      sm  
1    (=golosina)   sweet, piece of candy   (EEUU)  
2      (Culin)   caramel  
un jersey color caramelo      a caramel-coloured o   (EEUU)   caramel-colored jersey  
a punto de caramelo      [azúcar]   caramelized  
MODISMOS estar a punto de caramelo      [proyecto]   to be ripe for implementation  
el acuerdo está ya a punto de caramelo      the agreement is on the verge of success  
--¿se ha convencido? --no, pero está a punto de caramelo      "is he persuaded?" -- "no, but he's not far off it"  
un par de horas en la cárcel te ponen a punto de caramelo      a couple of hours in jail soon soften you up  
3    (=incentivo)   sweetener  
es sólo un caramelo para evitar protestas      it's just a sweetener to stop us protesting  
agitan el caramelo de los subsidios para ganar votos      they're waving the carrot of subsidies to attract votes  
su apoyo es un caramelo envenenado      his support is a sugar-coated pill  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
caramelo de menta nm.
mint sweet

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
a mint sweet
exp.
his support is a sugar-coated pill
exp.
this sweet's orange-flavoured
exp.
this sweet tastes of orange
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it's just a sweetener to stop us protesting
exp.
caramelized
exp.
a caramel-coloured {o} caramel-colored jersey
exp.
to be ripe for implementation
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to caramelize the sugar
exp.
the agreement is on the verge of success
exp.
a bag of sweets
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three sweets per person {o} each
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he threw sweets so that they could scramble for them
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she filled her pockets with sweets
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she stuffed her pockets full of sweets
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they were fighting over some sweets
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'caramelo' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
n.
el caramelo de menta
n.
el caramelo de azúcar con mantequilla
exp.
un palo de caramelo
n.
los caramelos de menta
exp.
un penique de caramelos
exp.
le echó unos caramelos en la mano
exp.
¡no se te ocurra poner tus zarpas en mis caramelos!

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