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brickbat

Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪkbæt/

Translation of brickbat in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (critical comment) diatriba (feminine), crítica (feminine) brickbats and bouquets diatribas y flores, críticas y alabanzas
    Example sentences
    • As an album, it's slightly better than the kneejerk brickbats would have you believe.
    • I'm always happy to hear from readers, whether they're delivering brickbats, bouquets or news tip-offs.
    • It was the subject of appreciation and brickbats; of Letters to the Editor and newspaper cartoons.
    1.2 (missile) [dated/anticuado] cascote (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The park was a chaos of frenzied movement, bodies launching over the fence, brickbats and clubs swinging.
    • She wore outfits of bright green, and hurled arguments about like brickbats.
    • We'd nip at the opposing forces heels, dodging their boots and fists, not to mention brickbats and clubs.

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