- 1 1.1 [Aviation/Aviación] despegue (m), decolaje (m) (Latin America/América Latina) the plane is ready for takeoff el avión está listo para despegar or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) decolar the economy is ready for takeoff la economía está a punto de levantar vuelo, el país está listo para el despegue económicoMore example sentences1.2 [Sport/Deporte] despegue (masculine)
- Hauling scientists and supplies to the stations gives aircrews a chance to practice icy take-offs and landings and get a feel for being on the ice.
- Crosswinds of up to 30 knots can be accommodated on aircraft take-off or landing with or without stores.
- The take-off is flawless; a steep climb has the aircraft high by strip's end to avoid the possibility of ground-fire.
- 2 (caricature, imitation) [colloquial/familiar] parodia (feminine) to do a takeoff of sb hacer* una parodia de algn, imitar a algnMore example sentences
- Overall I thought it was a marvelous take off of all the hood movies.
- Brief glimpses of Bleak House and Great Expectations are followed by a wonderfully witty take-off of A Christmas Carol, with skateboarding ghosts and Tiny Tim on electric guitar.
- Of all the parodies performed on 'The Carol Burnett Show', probably the best-remembered and funniest was an inspired takeoff of the classic film 'Gone With The Wind'.
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The deck of cards used in Spain is called the baraja francesa. The four suits are oros, copas, espadas, and bastos, corresponding to diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs. Each suit has nine numbered cards and three face cards - jack (sota), knight, and king. There is no queen.