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American English: /ˈhʊki/
British English: /ˈhʊki/


  • to play hooky (especially American English) [colloquial]
    faltar a clase
    hacer novillos or (Mexico) irse de pinta or (River Plate area) hacerse la rata or la rabona or (Peru) la vaca or (Chile) hacer la cimarra or (Colombia) capar clase or (Venezuela) jubilarse [colloquial]

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