- 1 [Coc] 1.1 (AmL) (de verduras) pie; (sin tapa de masa) pie, flan, tart 1.2 (AmS) (de cumpleaños, etc) cake; (decorada, con crema, etc) gateau me/te/le salió la torta un pan (AmL) things didn't work out the way I/you/she had planned poner la torta (Ven) [familiar/colloquial] to blow it [colloquial/familiar], to mess it up [colloquial/familiar], to mess up (AmE) [colloquial/familiar]
- 3 (esp Esp) (bizcocho basto) sponge cake ni torta (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] not a thing no entiendo ni torta I don't understand a thing no ve ni torta he can't see a thing o he's as blind as a bat nos/les está costando la torta un pan it's costing us/them more than we're/they're saving o it's a false economy
- 4 [familiar/colloquial] (golpe) como no te estés quieto te doy una torta if you don't keep still, I'll hit o wallop you [colloquial/familiar] por una tontería se liaron a tortas they came to blows o they started fighting over nothing se dio una torta con el coche he crashed the car se cayó del árbol y se pegó una torta he fell out of the tree and hit the ground very hard
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