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broma / never
 
broma   -noun feminine
1. (=cachondeo)
·ni en broma
·never,   not on any account
·lo decía en broma
·I was only joking,   I was only kidding *
·[estar] de broma
·to be in a joking mood
·[tomar] algo a broma
·to take something as a joke
2. (=chiste)   joke
·no es ninguna broma
·it'noun no joke,   this is serious
·la broma me costó caro
·the affair cost me dear
·no hay bromas con la autoridad
·you can't play games with the authorities
·bromas [aparte] ...
·joking aside ...
·¡[déjate] de bromas!
·quit fooling!,   joke over!
a. [gastar] bromas =   to tell jokes
·[gastar] una broma a somebody, someone
·to play a joke on somebody
b. estar [para] bromas
·¡[para] bromas estoy!
iró   a fine time for joking!
·no está para bromas
·he'noun in no mood for jokes
c. entre bromas y [veras] =   half-joking(ly)
·broma [pesada]   practical joke,   hoax
3. (Caribe, Cono Sur)
(=decepciónoun)   disappointment
(=molestia)   vexation,   annoyance
4. (zoology)   shipworm
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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