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colmillo

Translation of colmillo in English:

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • (de una persona) eyetooth, canine [técnico/technical]; (de un elefante, jabalí, una morsa) tusk; (de un perro, lobo) canine enseñar los colmillos, el perro enseñaba los colmillos the dog would show o/or or bare its teeth no sabía hacerse respetar sino enseñando los colmillos the only way he could command respect was by being aggressive escupir por el colmillo to brag, boast tener más colmillos que un caimán (Venezuela) [familiar/colloquial] to be as cunning o/or sly as a fox [familiar/colloquial]

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