- 1 (comida) food (for a group of soldiers, workers, etc) hacer rancho aparte, no te quedes aquí haciendo rancho aparte don't be so unsociable en todas las fiestas hacen rancho aparte y no hablan con nadie más at parties they form their own little clique and don't speak to anyone else
- 2 2.1 (América Latina/Latin America) (choza) hut; (casucha) hovel; (chabola) shack, shanty 2.2 (México/Mexico) (hacienda) ranch venir/salir/llegar del rancho (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial], seguro que acaban de salir del rancho I bet they've just come up from the country o/or [humorístico/humorous] stepped off the farm acuérdense que yo vengo del rancho don't forget I'm just a country bumpkin
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