- 1 1.1 (de una vela) wick 1.2 (de armas, explosivos) fuse mecha de seguridad safety fuse mecha lenta slow fuse aguantar mecha [familiar/colloquial] to grin and bear it, stand the gaff (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] a toda mecha [familiar/colloquial] like greased lightning [colloquial/familiar], like the clappers (BrE) 1.3 (RPl) (broca) bit
- 3(mechas fpl)3.1 (en peluquería) highlights (pl) hacerse mechas to have highlights put in 3.2 (AmL) [familiar/colloquial] (pelo) ¡mira cómo tienes las mechas! look at the state of your hair! [colloquial/familiar], your hair's a bit of a mess! [colloquial/familiar] la agarró de las mechas she grabbed her by the hair ser tieso de mechas (CS) [familiar/colloquial] to be pigheaded [colloquial/familiar] ser tirado de las mechas (CS) [familiar/colloquial] to be ridiculous
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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.