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sustantivo masculino

  • 1.1 (con la cola) See examples: volcó la embarcación de un coletazo
    it capsized the boat with a swipe of its tail
    intentando evitar los coletazos de los tiburones
    trying to avoid the lashing o thrashing tails of the sharks
    1.2 (Automovilismo)al salir de la curva dio un coletazo
    the car fishtailed o the rear of the car skidded as we came out of the curve
    1.3 (de un movimiento, régimen) See examples: la dictadura está dando los últimos coletazos
    the dictatorship is in its death throes
Example sentences
  • Por nuestro lado, conviene recordar que no somos una isla y que tarde o temprano nos tocará parte del coletazo de la crisis.
  • Hoy el tema no ha quedado zanjado y sigue dando coletazos.
  • A ojo de buen cubero, un nuevo coletazo del huracán belga se estaba preparando.

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