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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

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
spite
(MODISMOS)
exp.
resentment
(MODISMOS)
exp.
ill-will
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to get even
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to bend over
exp.
pay off an old score
(MODISMOS)
exp.
it makes me suspicious
(MODISMOS)
exp.
I choked on a fish bone
exp.
I got a fish bone stuck in my throat
v.
be all on edge; be on tenterhooks
(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.
atragantarse con una espina
exp.
me da mala 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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"espina": examples and translations in context
Tenemos que inyectárselo directamente en su espina. We need to inject it directly into his spine.
Hallamos que siven para algo más; aquí hay un fragmento de esa espina. We found that they're for something else - here's a segment of that spine.
Porque ustedes fueron como una espina para ellos. Because you held on here, like a thorn in their belly.
De esa espina metafísica que tienes clavada. That metaphysical thorn you got sticking in your side.
La Cuba socialista es una espina en su costado. Socialist Cuba is a thorn in their side.
Tengo una espina en el dedo y no puedo sacármela. There's a thorn in my finger and I can't get it out.
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