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seco / dry
 
seco
A. -adjective
1. (=no húmedo)   dry
·tengo los labios secos
·my lips are dry
·las nounábanas no estánoun secas todavía
·the sheets are still not dry
·es un calor seco
·it'noun a dry heat
·[en] seco
(=sin líquido)
·no me puedo tragar esto en seco
·I can't swallow this without water
·limpiar en seco
·dry clean only
dique  
ley  
2. (=desecado)   [higo, pescado]   dried   [hojas]   dead,   dried   [árbol]   dead
·un cuadro de flores secas
·a painting of dried flowers
·estaban secos todos los geranios
·all the geraniums had dried up
·dame una cerveza, que estoy seco
*   give me a beer, I'masculine really parched *
fruto  
3. (=no graso)   [piel, pelo]   dry
4. (=no dulce)   [vino, licor]   dry
·un champánoun muy seco
·a very dry champagne
5. (=flaco)   thin,   skinny *
a. está seco como un palo   he'noun (as) thin as a rake
6. (=no amable)   [persona, carácter, respuesta]   curt   [orden]   sharp   [estilo]   dry
·estuvo muy seco conmigo por teléfono
·he was very curt o short with me on the phone
·--no se puede --contestó muy seco
·"can't be done," he replied curtly
7. (=sin resonancia)   [tos]   dry   [ruido]   dull   [impacto]   sharp
·oyó el golpe seco de la puerta
·he heard the dull thud of the door
·le dio un golpe seco en la cabeza
·he gave him a sharp bang on the head
8. ·[en] seco
(=bruscamente)
·frenar [en] seco
·to brake sharply
·pararse en seco
·to stop dead,   stop suddenly
·parar a somebody, someone en seco
(al hablar)   to cut somebody short
9. (=sin acompañamiento)
·sobrevivimos a base de pan seco
·we survived on bread alone
·para vivir nounólo tiene el sueldo seco
·he has nothing but his salary to live on
palo  
10. a secas
·no existe la libertad a secas
·there'noun no such thing as freedom pure and simple
·Gerardo García, Gerardo a secas para los amigos
·Gerardo García, just Gerardo to his friends
·nos alimentamos de pan a secas
·we survived on nothing but bread
b. dejar seco a somebody, someone   *
(=matar)   to kill somebody stone dead *
·lo dejó seco de un tiro
he blew him away *
·cuando me dijo el precio me dejó seco
·I was stunned when he told me the price
c. ser seco para algo
(Chile)   *   to be a great one for something *
d. tener seco a somebody, someone
(Colombia, Cono Sur)
·me tienen seco
·I've had enough of them
e. tomarse algo al seco
(Chile)   to down something in one
·a ver todos, ¿al seco?
·come on everyone, (down) in one!
B. -noun masculine
(Colombia)   main course
 
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