manta


manta
f.
1 blanket.
liarse la manta a la cabeza (figurative) to take the plunge
tirar de la manta (figurative) to let the cat out of the bag
manta eléctrica electric blanket
2 manta ray (fish).
3 poncho.
4 calico.
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manta
nombre femenino
1 (gen) blanket
nombre masulino o femenino
1 familiar (perezoso) lazybones
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FRASEOLOGÍA
a manta familiar by the dozen
en esta zona hay conejos a manta there are loads of rabbits in this area
liarse la manta a la cabeza to take the plunge, throw caution to the wind
tirar de la manta to let the cat out of the bag
manta de palos familiar thrashing
manta de viaje travelling rug
manta eléctrica electric blanket
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noun f.
blanket
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I
SF
1) [para taparse] blanket

a manta —

repartieron vino y comida a manta — they handed out food and wine in abundance

llovía a manta — it was raining buckets

la policía dio palos a manta — the police didn't hold back with their truncheons

manta de viaje — travelling rug, traveling rug (EEUU)

manta eléctrica — electric blanket

manta ignífuga — fire blanket

2) LAm (=calicó) coarse cotton cloth ; (=poncho) poncho
3) * (=paliza) hiding

les dieron una buena manta de palos — they gave them a good hiding o beating with a stick

4) (Zool) manta ray
II *
1.
ADJ bone-idle
2.
SMF idler, slacker
3.
SF idleness
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I
femenino
1) (de cama) blanket

a manta — (Esp)

había comida a manta — there was loads of food (colloq)

liarse la manta a la cabeza — (Esp) to throw caution to the wind

tirar de la manta — to reveal the truth

2) (Chi) (poncho) poncho
3) (Méx) (tela) a coarse muslin-like cloth, calico (BrE)
II
masculino (Esp fam) layabout (colloq), bum (AmE colloq)
* * *
= blanket.
Ex. A bottle containing blanket wash solvent is incorporated in the machine and the process is activated by depressing and holding a lever.
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* liarse la manta a la cabeza = jump in + head first, jump in at + the deep end, throw + caution to the wind.
* llover a mantas = hammer + it down with rain, teem with + rain, lash + it down with rain, piss + it down with rain, chuck + it down with rain, pelt + (it down) with rain, tip + it down with rain, rain + cats and dogs, the heavens + open, rain + pour down, pour down, pour down with + rain.
* manta de agua = downpour, rainstorm, pelting rain, soaking rain.
* manta de pelo = hair coat.
* manta eléctrica = electric blanket.
* tirar de la manta = let + the cat out of the bag, blow + the gaff, spill + the beans.
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I
femenino
1) (de cama) blanket

a manta — (Esp)

había comida a manta — there was loads of food (colloq)

liarse la manta a la cabeza — (Esp) to throw caution to the wind

tirar de la manta — to reveal the truth

2) (Chi) (poncho) poncho
3) (Méx) (tela) a coarse muslin-like cloth, calico (BrE)
II
masculino (Esp fam) layabout (colloq), bum (AmE colloq)
* * *
= blanket.

Ex: A bottle containing blanket wash solvent is incorporated in the machine and the process is activated by depressing and holding a lever.

* liarse la manta a la cabeza = jump in + head first, jump in at + the deep end, throw + caution to the wind.
* llover a mantas = hammer + it down with rain, teem with + rain, lash + it down with rain, piss + it down with rain, chuck + it down with rain, pelt + (it down) with rain, tip + it down with rain, rain + cats and dogs, the heavens + open, rain + pour down, pour down, pour down with + rain.
* manta de agua = downpour, rainstorm, pelting rain, soaking rain.
* manta de pelo = hair coat.
* manta eléctrica = electric blanket.
* tirar de la manta = let + the cat out of the bag, blow + the gaff, spill + the beans.

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manta1
feminine
A (de cama) blanket
a manta (Esp): había comida a manta there was stacks of food (colloq)
hay restaurantes a manta there are hundreds of restaurants
liarse la manta a la cabeza (Esp); to throw caution to the wind
tirar de la manta to reveal the truth
tenía miedo de que alguien tirara de la manta she was afraid someone would reveal o tell the truth
Compuestos:
manta apagafuegos or ignífuga
fire blanket
manta de viaje
travel rug, travelling rug (BrE)
manta eléctrica
electric blanket
B
(Zool) tb manta raya devilfish, manta ray
C (Chi) (poncho) poncho
D (Méx) (tela) calico
Compuesto:
manta de cielo
(Méx) muslin
manta2
masculine
(Esp fam)
layabout (colloq), bum (AmE colloq)
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manta sustantivo femenino
1 (de cama) blanket
2 (Chi) (poncho) poncho
3 (Méx) (tela) a coarse muslin-like cloth, calico (BrE)
manta
I sustantivo femenino
1 blanket
2 fam (gran cantidad) le dio una manta de sopapos, he gave her a beating
II mf fam (torpe) clumsy o useless person
'manta' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
abrigar
- encima
- envolverse
- tender
- abrigo
- airear
- cobija
- cubrir
- envolver
- envuelto
- escocés
- picar
English:
beat out
- blanket
- electric blanket
- game
- shake
- electric
- rug
- tuck
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manta1 nf
1. [abrigo] blanket;
Comp
liarse la manta a la cabeza to take the plunge;
Comp
tirar de la manta to let the cat out of the bag
Comp
manta eléctrica electric blanket
2. [pez] manta ray
3. Méx [algodón] = coarse cotton cloth
Comp
manta de cielo muslin
4. Méx [pancarta] cloth banner
5. Ven [vestido] = traditional Indian woman's dress
6. Esp Fam
a manta [muchísimo] in abundance;
llovía a manta it was pouring down;
han cosechado éxitos a manta they have had loads of hits
7.
la manta [venta cellejera] the bootleg CD market [where wares are displayed on a blanket];
CDs de manta bootleg CDs
manta2 nmf
Esp Fam [persona] idler, Br layabout;
ser un manta to be a waste of space;
hacer el manta [vaguear] to bum around
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manta
f
I blanket;
a manta fam in abundance;
tirar de la manta fig uncover the truth;
liarse la manta a la cabeza fig fam throw caution to the wind
II m/f
:
ser un manta fam
fig be a lazy so-and-so fam
* * *
manta nf
1) cobija, frazada: blanket
2) : poncho
3) Mex : coarse cotton fabric
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manta n blanket

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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