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espada

  
a       sf  
1    (=arma)   sword  
poner a algn a espada      to put sb to the sword  
MODISMOS estar hecho una espada      to be as thin as a rake o   (EEUU)   rail  
MODISMOS estar entre la espada y la pared      to be between the devil and the deep blue sea  
MODISMOS la espada de Damocles      the Sword of Damocles  
2    espadas     (Naipes)   one of the suits in the Spanish card deck, represented by a sword   one of the suits in the Spanish card deck, represented by a sword  
    BARAJA ESPAÑOLA  
b       smf     (Taur)   matador, bullfighter
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
primer espada exp.
principal bullfighter

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
nf.
Sword of Damocles
exp.
the Sword of Damocles
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to cross swords with sb
exp.
a sword encrusted with precious stones
adv.
between the devil and the deep blue sea
exp.
to put on one's sword
[Arch.]
exp.
gird one's sword
[Arch.]
exp.
to be as thin as a rake {o} rail
(MODISMOS)
exp.
he stabbed himself with his sword
exp.
to put sb to the sword
nf.
cloak-and-dagger novel
exp.
to put to the sword
[Arch.] (MODISMOS)
exp.
a cloak-and-dagger play
exp.
to fight tooth and nail for sth
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to run sb through with a sword
exp.
to run sb through with a sword
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'espada' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
n.
la espada
exp.
cruzar la espada con algn
(IDIOMS)
exp.
una espada incrustada de joyas
exp.
con la espada en la mano
adv. adj.
entre la espada y la pared
exp.
estar entre la espada y la pared
(IDIOMS)
exp.
estar entre la espada y la pared
vt.
poner entre la espada y la pared
exp.
una buena espada
exp.
jugar una espada

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