mecha lenta translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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mecha

  
      sf  
1    [+de vela, lámpara]   wick  
[+de explosivo]  
fuse  
encender la mecha        (lit, fig)   to light the fuse  
MODISMOS aguantar mecha      to grin and bear it  
MODISMOS tener mucha mecha para algo      to be very good at sth, have a knack for sth  
MODISMOS a toda mecha      *   at full speed  
   mecha lenta          slow fuse  
  mecha tardía   time fuse
2    [+de pelo]       mechón   1  
3    mechas     (en el pelo)    highlights
4    [+de tocino]   rasher
5      (Andes, Cono Sur, Téc)   bit   (of brace)  
6      (Andes, Caribe)  
*   (=broma)   joke
7      (LAm)   (=miedo)   fear
8    *   (=ratería)   shoplifting
9      (Andes)   (=baratija)   trinket
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
at full speed
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to grin and bear it
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to light the fuse
[Lit][Fig.]
exp.
to be very good at sth
(MODISMOS)
exp.
have a knack for sth
(MODISMOS)
exp.
in slow motion
exp.
a lingering {o} slow death
"mecha lenta": examples and translations in context
Para una mecha lenta, sin aplicador, irá muy bien. For a slow fuse, this works fine.
¿Cómo podría hacer - Cualquiera que vea televisión sabe cómo improvisar una mecha lenta. How could he possibly have - anyone who watches television knows how to improvise a slow fuse.
No sé si este diablillo es la mecha rápida... ...o la mecha lenta. I do not know whether this little devil here is the quick fuse... ...or the slow fuse.
Ecuador incautó unos 27.000 tacos de dinamita, así como mecha lenta y cápsulas detonantes que supuestamente eran para los grupos irregulares de Colombia, informó el 28 de marzo la Policía ecuatoriana. Ecuador has seized around 27,000 sticks of dynamite, as well as safety fuses and blasting caps, suspected to have been intended for Colombian irregular groups, the Ecuadorean police announced on 28 March.
"Se encontró 27.000 tacos de dinamita, 27.500 metros de mecha lenta y 27.500 cápsulas detonantes", dijo el policía Diego Chalén, experto en explosivos del Grupo de Intervención y Rescate (GIR), en declaraciones divulgadas por el canal Ecuavisa. "27,000 sticks of dynamite, 27,500 meters of safety fuse, and 27,500 blasting caps were found," said police officer Diego Chalén, an explosives expert with the Intervention and Rescue Group (GIR), in statements made public by the Ecuavisa television network.
Los hombres fueron arrestados cuando navegaban en una canoa en el río Putumayo, y militares los abordaron para una inspección en la que fueron hallados cinco bidones con dinamita, 300 metros de mecha lenta y detonantes. The men were arrested while canoeing on the Putumayo River, when military personnel boarded their vessel for an inspection in which five drums containing dynamite, 300 meters of slow fuse, and detonators were found.
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