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tail / cola
 
tail   [teɪl]
A. -noun
1. [of bird, horse, fish, plane]   cola (f)
b. [of dog, bull, ox]   cola (f),   rabo (m)
c. [of comet]   cabellera (f),   cola (f)
d. [of shirt]   faldónoun (m)
e. [of procession]   cola (f),   tramo (m) final
(=loose end)   cabo (m)
f. [of hair]   mechónoun (m)
g. to turn tail (and flee)   huir
h. he went off with his tail between his legs   se fue con el rabo entre las piernas
i. it'noun a case of the tail wagging the dog   es el mundo al revénoun
2. tails
(=coat)   frac masculine singular
a. [of coin]   cruz feminine singular
·heads or tails
·cara o cruz
·tails you lose
·si sale cruz pierdes
3. **
(=buttocks)   trasero (m)
·to work one'noun tail off
sudar tinta *
4. (=person following)   sombra (f)
·to put a tail on somebody
·hacer seguir a somebody, someone
5. (United States)   ***
(=girls)   tipas (m) / tipas feminine plural (f),   tías feminine plural Spain Spain
·a piece of tail   una tipa *,   una tía Spain Spain
B. -transitive verb
(=follow)   seguirle la pista a
top    
C. -compound
·tail end   -noun
a. [of procession, queue]   cola (f),   tramo (m) final   (figurative)
b. [of party, storm]   final (m)
·at the tail end of the summer
·en los últimos días del verano
 
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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