mecha lenta translation English | 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.
have a knack for sth
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to be very good at sth
(MODISMOS)
exp.
in slow motion
exp.
a lingering {o} slow death
exp.
the slow recovery of consumer spending
exp.
traffic was very slow {o} slow-moving this morning
exp.
her movements were slower and slower

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