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espina  

      sf  
1      (Bot)   [+de rosal]   thorn  
[+de chumbera]  
prickle  
MODISMOS mala espina      spite, resentment, ill-will  
MODISMOS me da mala espina      it makes me suspicious  
MODISMOS estar en espinas      to be on tenterhooks, be all on edge  
MODISMOS sacarse la espina      to get even, pay off an old score  
2    [+de pez]   bone
3      (Anat)        espina dorsal    spine  
doblar la espina      to bend over  
  espina bífida   spina bifida
4    (=problema)   worry, suspicion
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
espina bífida nf.
cleft spine

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
spite
(MODISMOS)
exp.
resentment
(MODISMOS)
exp.
ill-will
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to bend over
exp.
pay off an old score
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to get even
(MODISMOS)
exp.
it makes me suspicious
(MODISMOS)
exp.
I got a fish bone stuck in my throat
exp.
I choked on a fish bone
exp.
to be on tenterhooks
(MODISMOS)
exp.
be all on edge
(MODISMOS)
exp.
covered with thorns
exp.
there's no rose without a thorn
(REFRANES)
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'espina' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
n.
la espina
n.
la espina santa
n.
la espina bífida
exp.
la espina se le clavó en el talón
exp.
se me había clavado una espina en la garganta
exp.
me da mala espina
exp.
atragantarse con una espina
exp.
no hay rosa sin espina
(PROVERBS)
exp.
hay algo en él que me da mala espina
adv. adj.
no hay rosas sin espinas (ni Paraíso sin serpiente)

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