Translation of pasada in English:
nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 1.1 (con un trapo) wipe; (de barniz, cera) coat dale otra pasada de pintura give it another coat of paint con dos pasadas con la plancha queda perfecta just give it a quick run over with the iron o/or (inglés británico/British English) a quick iron and it'll be fine 1.2 (en labores) row 1.3 (paso) de pasada, solo se refirió al tema de pasada he only touched on the subject in passing, he only made a passing reference to the subject de pasada voy a parar a comprar cigarrillos I'll stop off on the way and buy some cigarettes estuvo de pasada, no se quedó mucho rato he was just passing (by), he didn't stay long hacerle or jugarle una mala pasada a algn to play a dirty trick on sb
- 2 (España/Spain) [argot], (abuso) rip off [familiar/colloquial] ¿30 euros por eso? ¡qué pasada! 30 euros for that? what a rip off! [familiar/colloquial] tratarlo así fue una pasada you went too far treating him like that [familiar/colloquial]
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