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balde         

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1]  
   sm   (=cubo)   bucket, pail  
  balde de la basura     (LAm)   trash can
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
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balde          [2]      sm  
1    de balde      (=gratis)   (for) free, for nothing  
obtener algo de balde      to get sth (for) free, get sth for nothing  
vender algo medio de balde      to sell sth for a song  
2    estar de balde      (=ser superfluo)   to be unwanted   (=estorbar)   to be in the way  
3    en balde      in vain  
los años no pasan en balde      the years don't go by in vain  
por lo menos el viaje no ha sido en balde      at least the journey wasn't in vain  
¡ni en balde!        (LAm)   no way! *  , not on your life!  
4    ¡no de balde!        (CAm)   goodness!, I never noticed!  

Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  

balde nm.
bucket

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
for nothing
exp.
in vain
exp.
(for) free
exp.
not on your life!
exp.
no way!
[Latam]
exp.
goodness!
[Latam] Cam
exp.
I never noticed!
[Latam] Cam
v.
be unwanted; be in the way
exp.
to get sth (for) free
exp.
get sth for nothing
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to sell sth for a song
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the years don't go by in vain
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'balde' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
en balde
n.
cubo de agua ; balde de agua
exp.
aquí tienes un balde, ¡a trabajar la bomba!
exp.
todo en balde
nnpl.
gastar saliva en balde
vt.
gastar saliva en balde
exp.
gastar saliva (en balde)
exp.
no gastes saliva (en balde)
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"balde": examples and translations in context
Podríamos tomar otro balde de alcohol ahora mismo. We could use another bucket of booze right about now.
Trae un balde con pesadillas y siéntate. Pull up a bucket of nightmares and sit down.
Toalla y agua caliente en un balde limpio. A towel and a clean pail of warm water.
Métete en el balde y te lanzaremos al espacio sideral. Go jump in the pail, and we'll shoot you into outer space.
Traeré un balde de agua fría. I'll go and get a bucket of cold water.
Ese decadente balde oxidado está diseñado como un basurero. That sagging old rust bucket is designed like a garbage scow.
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