There are 2 translations of tiro in English:

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  • 1 (disparo) shot 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/or 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/colloquial] 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/or 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/colloquial] right away, straightaway (inglés británico/British English) andar echando tiros (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial], anda echando tiros con su traje nuevo he's strutting around in his new suit a tiro [Militar/Military] within o/or 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/colloquial], ¿falta mucho para llegar? — no, ya estamos a tiro de piedra is it much further? — no, we're within spitting distance now [familiar/colloquial] la playa estaba a tiro de piedra the beach was a stone's throw away como un tiro [familiar/colloquial], esa hamburguesa me sentó como un tiro that hamburger really disagreed with me o/or made me feel terrible le sentó como un tiro que no la invitaras she was really upset o/or it really upset her that you didn't invite her ese vestido te sienta como un tiro you look terrible o/or awful in that dress la motocicleta pasó como un tiro (Colombia, Río de la Plata/Colombia, River Plate area) the motorbike shot past salió de casa como un tiro (Colombia, Río de la Plata/Colombia, River Plate area) she shot out of the house de a tiro (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial] absolutely nos tratan de a tiro mal they treat us appallingly o/or absolutely terribly de a tiro hiciste mal en contestarle así it was downright o/or extremely rude of you to answer him back like that de tiros largos [familiar/colloquial], no hace falta que te pongas de tiros largos there's no need to dress up o/or [familiar/colloquial] get all dressed up errar el tiro (literal) to miss, shoot wide of the mark (equivocarse) 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/colloquial] to be about to do sth 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/colloquial] to be on the point of talking me/le salió el tiro por la culata [familiar/colloquial] my/his plan backfired on me/him ni a tiros [familiar/colloquial], no aprueba ni a tiros he doesn't have a hope of passing [familiar/colloquial], there's no way he's going to pass [familiar/colloquial] 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/or there's no way you're going to persuade him [familiar/colloquial] saber por dónde van los tiros to have an idea of sth ( o/or of what's happening etc) ser un tiro al aire (América Latina/Latin America) [familiar/colloquial] to be scatterbrained [familiar/colloquial]

    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

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The Lotería Nacional is a Spanish state-run lottery founded in 1812. There is an