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1    (=acto)   smuggling, contraband  
de matute      (=de contrabando)   smuggled, contraband    antes de s      (=en secreto)   secretly, on the sly  
se colaron de matute      they sneakily jumped the queue  
introducir una idea de matute      to surreptitiously slip an idea in  
2    (=géneros)   smuggled goods    pl  , contraband
3    (=casa de juego)   gambling den
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
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matuteo, matutero, mate, matate

Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
on the sly
they sneakily jumped the queue
to surreptitiously slip an idea in
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"matute": examples and translations in context
Ríos de dinero entrando y Matute tenía que jugar al atrapa-bandidos. Lots of dough rolling in then Dibble has to play gangbusters.
Don Gato, el Oficial Matute estaba muy enojado. TC, Officer Dibble was awfully mad.
El Oficial Matute es prácticamente nuevo en esto. Officer Dibble's is still practically brand new.
Benito, eso es lo que me gusta de Matute. Benny, that's what I like about Dibble.
Debemos hablarle al maharajá sobre el Oficial Matute. We must tell the maharajah about Officer Dibble.
Seguro, Matute no notará la diferencia. Sure, Dibble won't know the difference.
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