nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 [Astronomía/Astronomy] orbit entró en órbita it went into o/or entered orbit el satélite que pusieron en órbita the satellite they put into orbit poner a algn en órbita [astronauta] to put sb into orbit [artista/cantante] to launch sb te voy a dar una bofetada que te va a poner en órbita [familiar/colloquial] I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week [familiar/colloquial]
- 2 [Anatomía/Anatomy] eye socket, socket, orbit [técnico/technical] se le salían los ojos de las órbitas his eyes were almost popping out of their sockets o/or were coming out on stalks
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