Translation of pasada in English:
- 1 1.1 (con un trapo)(de barniz, cera)dale otra pasada de pinturacon dos pasadas con la plancha queda perfectagive it another coat of paint1.2 (en labores) 1.3 (paso) See examples: de pasada, solo se refirió al tema de pasadajust give it a quick run over with the iron o (inglés británico) a quick iron and it'll be finede pasada voy a parar a comprar cigarrilloshe only touched on the subject in passinghe only made a passing reference to the subjectestuvo de pasada, no se quedó mucho ratoI'll stop off on the way and buy some cigaretteshacerle or jugarle una mala pasada a alguienhe was just passing (by), he didn't stay longto play a dirty trick on somebody
- Sólo que olvidó sus pasadas por el quirófano.
- En las primeras pasadas tendrán ya la carretera llena de piedras.
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