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paja  

      sf  
1      (Agr)   straw  ,   (de beber)    straw   (LAm)   (=leña)   dried brushwood  
sombrero de paja      straw hat  
techo de paja      thatched roof  
hombre de paja      *   front man *     
MODISMOS lo hizo en un quitarme las pajas      *   she did it in a jiffy *     
MODISMOS riñeron por un quítame allá esas pajas      they quarrelled o   (EEUU)   quarreled over nothing  
REFRANES ver la paja en el ojo ajeno y no la viga en el propio :   to see the mote in sb else's eye and not the beam in one's own  
2      (fig)   trash, rubbish, garbage   (EEUU)     ,   (en libro, ensayo)    padding, waffle *  
hinchar un libro con mucha paja      to pad a book out  
meter paja      to waffle  
3    ***  
(=masturbación)  

hacerse una paja, volarse la paja        (CAm)   to wank ***  , jerk off ***     
4      (Andes, Chile)  
  paja brava   tall altiplano grass
5      (Andes, CAm)         paja de agua          (=grifo)   tap, faucet   (EEUU)     
(=canal)  
canal
6      (Cono Sur)  
**   (=droga)   dope **  
7      (CAm)  
**   (=mentira)   lie, fib *  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
adj.
water
[BIZ]
nf.
water leak
nf.
water pump
exp.
shortage {o} scarcity of water
nm.
water softener
exp.
I drank gallons {o} loads of water
adj.
waterproof
exp.
I drank gallons {o} loads of water
exp.
a drop of water
exp.
a sip of water
nf.
1) hot water bottle (f), 2) hot-water bottle (f)
exp.
a freshwater fish
exp.
there was a huge downpour
exp.
the rain came pouring down
exp.
a saltwater fish
exp.
it pelted down
exp.
the skies opened
nm.
pressurized water reactor
n.
1) hot water bottle (f), 2) hot-water bottle (f)
exp.
an enormous area of water
exp.
the water keeps being cut off
exp.
owing to {o} because of the water shortage
exp.
to make a mountain out of a molehill
(MODISMOS)
exp.
surrounded by water on all sides
exp.
completely surrounded by water
exp.
a splash of cologne
exp.
to be as like as two peas
(MODISMOS)
exp.
storms with heavy squally showers
exp.
it was a bolt from the blue
exp.
to come as a complete shock
(MODISMOS)
exp.
he drank up the last drop of water

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