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piedra 1

adjective

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piedra 2

feminine noun

  • 1 (material)
    (trozo) stone
    rock (esp US)
    casas de piedra
    stone houses
    tiraba piedritas or (Spain) piedrecitas al agua
    he was throwing stones into the water
    pantalones lavados a la piedra
    stonewashed jeans
    ablandar hasta las piedras [colloquial]
    to melt a heart of stone
    caer como (una) piedra (Latin America) [colloquial]
    to go out like a light
    crash out [colloquial]
    cerrado a piedra y lodo
    all shut up [colloquial]
    firmly locked
    darse con una piedra en el pecho (Chile) [colloquial]
    to think or count oneself lucky
    to be thankful
    dejar a alguien de piedra [colloquial]
    to stun somebody [colloquial]
    to knock somebody for a loop (US) [colloquial]
    to knock somebody for six (British) [colloquial]
    (duro) como una piedra
    rock hard
    este pan está como (una) piedra
    this bread's rock hard
    tiene el corazón duro como una piedra
    he has a heart of stone
    he's very hardhearted
    lo saben hasta las piedras
    it's common knowledge or everybody knows
    menos da una piedra (Spain) [colloquial]
    it's better than nothing
    it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick [colloquial] [humorous]
    things could be worse [colloquial]
    no dejar piedra por mover
    to leave no stone unturned
    no dejar piedra sobre piedra
    to raze to the ground
    los rebeldes arrasaron la villa, no dejando piedra sobre piedra
    the rebels razed the town to the ground
    el terremoto no dejó piedra sobre piedra
    nothing or not a stone was left standing after the earthquake
    cuando los niños nos visitan no dejan piedra sobre piedra
    when the children come to visit us they wreak havoc or leave a trail of destruction
    no soy/no es de piedra
    I'm/he's only human
    I'm not/he's not made of stone
    pasar a alguien por la piedra (Spain) [vulgar]
    to lay somebody [vulgar]
    quedarse de piedra [colloquial]
    to be flabbergasted or stunned or amazed [colloquial]
    tirar la piedra y esconder la mano
    to play sneaky tricks
    tirar la primera piedra
    to cast the first stone
    tirar piedras a su propio tejado
    to foul one's own nest
  • 3 (Colombia) [colloquial] (rabia) me da piedra
    it makes me mad [colloquial]
    ¡qué piedra! dejé el libro en casa
    damn or what a drag! I've left the book at home [colloquial]
    sacarle or volarle la piedra a alguien (Colombia) (Venezuela) [colloquial]
    to get on somebody's nerves
    make somebody mad [colloquial]
Example sentences
  • El problema es que tiene una piedra en su camino.
  • Banco Territorial coloca primera piedra de sus nuevas oficinas en Quito.
  • Lamentablemente, Infinity Ward tropezó con la misma piedra.
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