Translation of rayo in English:

rayo

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  • 2 [Meteo] el rayo cayó muy cerca de la casa the (bolt of) lightning struck very close to the house ¡rayos y truenos! [arc o hum] great Scott! [dated or hum] como un rayo [familiar/colloquial] like greased lightning [colloquial/familiar] salió de casa como un rayo she shot out of the house like greased lightning o like a streak of lightning pasó como un rayo he zoomed o whizzed o flashed past echar rayos y centellas to fume [colloquial/familiar] ¡mal rayo te/le parta! [familiar/colloquial] damn you/him! [colloquial/familiar] que te/lo parta un rayo [familiar/colloquial], ellos se van y a mí que me parta un rayo they go off and to hell with me! [colloquial/familiar], they go off and don't give a damn about me! [colloquial/familiar] ¡que te parta un rayo! you can go to hell for all I care! [colloquial/familiar] saber/oler a rayos [familiar/colloquial] to taste/smell foul
  • 3 [familiar/colloquial] (persona viva, despierta) es un rayo he's razor-sharp, he's as sharp as a needle o (AmE) tack

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