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sling / honda
 
sling   [slɪŋ]
slung   verb: past tense   past participle
A. -noun
1. (=weapon)   honda (f)
2. (medicine)   cabestrillo (m)
·to have one'noun arm in a sling
·llevar el brazo en cabestrillo
a. to have one'noun ass in a sling
(especially United States)   ***   estar con el culo a rastras *,   tener la soga al cuello *
3. (nautical)   eslinga (f)
4. (for rifle etcetera)   portafusil (m)
B. -transitive verb
1. (=throw)   arrojar,   lanzar,   echar
·to sling something over or across one'noun shoulder
·lanzar algo al hombro
·with a rifle slung across his shoulder
·con un fusil en bandolera
·to sling something over to somebody
·tirar algo a somebody, someone
2. (=throw away)   tirar,   botar Latin America
3. (=hang)   colgar,   suspender
4. (nautical)   eslingar
 
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