There are 2 main translations of tiro in English:

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tiro

sustantivo masculino

  • 1 (disparo) le dispararon un tiro en la pierna
    they shot him in the leg
    lo mató de un tiro/a tiros
    she shot him dead
    lo mató de un solo tiro
    he killed him with a single shot o with one bullet
    se mató disparándose un tiro en la sien
    he shot himself through the head
    le pegó un tiro
    she shot him
    si me pasa otra vez me pego un tiro [familiar]
    if it happens again, I'll shoot myself
    disparó tres tiros al aire
    he fired three shots into the air
    ejercicios de tiro
    shooting practice
    todavía le quedaba un tiro en el revólver
    he still had one shot o bullet left in his revolver
    una pistola de seis tiros
    a six-shooter
    hallaron el cadáver con un tiro en la nuca
    they found the body with a bullethole/bullet in the back of the neck
    al tiro (Chile) [familiar]
    (inglés británico)
    andar echando tiros (México) [familiar], anda echando tiros con su traje nuevo
    he's strutting around in his new suit
    a tiro (Militar)
    within o in range
    habla con cualquiera que se le ponga a tiro
    she'll talk to anyone who comes along
    ahora que te tengo a tiro ¿por qué no me contestas unas preguntas?
    while you're here, why don't you answer a few questions for me?
    a tiro de piedra [familiar], ¿falta mucho para llegar? — no, ya estamos a tiro de piedra
    is it much further? — no, we're within spitting distance now
    [familiar]
    la playa estaba a tiro de piedra
    the beach was a stone's throw away
    como un tiro [familiar], esa hamburguesa me sentó como un tiro
    that hamburger really disagreed with me o made me feel terrible
    le sentó como un tiro que no la invitaras
    she was really upset o it really upset her that you didn't invite her
    ese vestido te sienta como un tiro
    you look terrible o awful in that dress
    la motocicleta pasó como un tiro (Colombia) (Río de la Plata)
    the motorbike shot past
    salió de casa como un tiro (Colombia) (Río de la Plata)
    she shot out of the house
    de a tiro (México) [familiar] nos tratan de a tiro mal
    they treat us appallingly o absolutely terribly
    de a tiro hiciste mal en contestarle así
    it was downright o extremely rude of you to answer him back like that
    de tiros largos [familiar], no hace falta que te pongas de tiros largos
    there's no need to dress up o [familiar] get all dressed up
    errar el tiro (literal)
    shoot wide of the mark
    (equivocarse) See examples: erraste el tiro, no fue ella sino yo
    you got it wrong, it wasn't her, it was me
    han errado totalmente el tiro, no tendrá aceptación en esta zona
    they're way off the mark, it won't sell in this area
    estar a tiro de hacer algo (Colombia) [familiar]
    to be about to do something
    estoy a tiro de acabar
    I've almost finished
    estaba a tiro de salir cuando llamó
    I was about to go out when he phoned
    estar a tiro de lengua (Colombia) [familiar]
    to be on the point of talking
    me/le salió el tiro por la culata [familiar]
    my/his plan backfired on me/him
    ni a tiros [familiar], no aprueba ni a tiros
    he doesn't have a hope of passing
    [familiar]
    there's no way he's going to pass
    [familiar]
    este problema no me sale ni a tiros
    for the life of me I can't work this problem out
    te digo que no lo vas a convencer ni a tiros
    you'll never persuade him, not in a month of Sundays o there's no way you're going to persuade him
    [familiar]
    saber por dónde van los tiros
    to have an idea of something ( o of what's happening etc)
    ser un tiro al aire (América Latina) [familiar]
    to be scatterbrained
    [familiar]

    Compounds

    tiro de gracia

  • 3 (de un pantalón)
    top block
    [formal] (distance from waistband to crotch)
    el pantalón me queda largo/corto de tiro
    the trousers are too baggy/tight in the crotch
Example sentences
  • De esta manera se matan dos pájaros de un tiro.
  • Romaní anotó el primer tanto arequipeño a los 55 minutos gracias a un tiro penal.
  • Cruzan disparos y el bandido recibe un tiro directo al rostro.

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Tiro

sustantivo masculino

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