- 3 (factory) (+ sing or pl vb) fábrica (f) cement works fábrica de cemento printing works imprenta (f) (before n) works canteen cantina (f) or comedor (m) or (Chi) casino (m) (en el lugar de trabajo) works committee comité (m) de empresa works outing excursión (f) or salida (f) con la gente del trabajo
- 5 (all) [colloquial/familiar] there were candles, soft music, the works! había velas, música ambiental y toda la historia [familiar/colloquial] to give sb the works (give lavish treatment) tratar a algn a cuerpo de rey (beat up) pegarle* la paliza del siglo a algn [familiar/colloquial], sacarle* la mugre a algn (AmL) [familiar/colloquial]
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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.