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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

Entry related to:primero

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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.
the sword took off two of his fingers
exp.
to be between the devil and the deep blue sea
(MODISMOS)
exp.
gird one's sword
[Arch.]
exp.
to put on one's sword
[Arch.]
exp.
he stabbed himself with his sword
exp.
to be as thin as a rake {o} rail
(MODISMOS)
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
vt.
poner entre la espada y la pared
exp.
jugar una espada
exp.
una buena espada
exp.
envainar la espada
[US] (IDIOMS)
exp.
ceñirse la espada

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