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seco 1

feminine: seca

adjetivo

  • 7 (en locuciones) en seco
    (frenar)
    sharply
    suddenly
    me paró en seco
    he stopped me dead o he stopped me in my tracks
    el coche paró en seco
    the car stopped dead
    limpieza en seco a secas [familiar], quíteme el 'doctor', llámeme Roberto a secas
    there's no need to call me 'doctor', just call me (plain) Roberto
    le dijo que no, así a secas
    she gave him a straight 'no'
    pan así a secas no me apetece
    I don't feel like eating just bread on its own like that
    le pidió mil dólares así, a secas
    he just asked him for a thousand dollars outright o straight out
    he asked him for a thousand dollars, just like that
    dejar a alguien seco [familiar]
    to kill somebody stone dead [familiar]
    seco para algo (Chile) [familiar], el hijo le salió seco para la física
    her son turned out to be brilliant o a whiz at physics [familiar]
    es seco para el garabato
    he has a great line in swear words [familiar]
    tener seco a alguien (Colombia) (Río de la Plata) [familiar], este tipo me tiene seca
    I'm up to here with o I'm sick and tired of this guy [familiar]
    tomarse algo al seco (Chile) [familiar]
    to down something o knock something back (in one go) [familiar]
Example sentences
  • Son granos secos tipo lenteja, fréjol, garbanzo, soya.
  • Uno de los platos bandera del Perú es el seco de cabrito.
  • Eso si buen acompañado de su seco de cabrito.

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seco 2

sustantivo masculino

(Colombia)

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