palo = stick masculine noun

palo

masculine noun
masculine noun

English Translation of PALO

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: shaft, handle
palo de escobabroomstick
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: mast, spar
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or palo de golf : golf club
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: wood
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: blow (with a stick)
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: suit (of cards)
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de tal palo, tal astilla : he/she (etc.) is a chip off the old block

Examples of PALO

le pegó con un palo he hit him with a stick
las gallinas estaban subidas en el palo the hens were sitting on the perch
el palo de la fregona the mop handle
andaba más tieso que un palo he walked bolt upright
te voy a poner más tieso que un palo I'm going to give you a good hiding
cuchara de palo wooden spoon
pata de palo wooden leg
un par de palos es lo que tú necesitas what you need is a good hiding
los críticos le dieron un palo a la obra the critics slated the play (familiar)
vaya palo me pegaron en ese restaurante they really ripped me off in that restaurant (familiar)
dar de palos a alguien to give somebody a beating
ni a palos va a aprender la lección there's no way he's going to learn the lesson (familiar)
ni a palos me voy yo de aquí dejándote sola wild horses wouldn't make me go off and leave you on your own
es un palo que te bajen el sueldo it's a real bummer (familiar) or nightmare (familiar) that they're cutting your salary
¡qué palo si suspendo! it'll be a real bummer (familiar) or nightmare (familiar) if I fail!
me daría palo que se enterase I would hate it if he found out
nos llevamos un palo muy gordo cuando descubrimos la verdad it was a real blow when we found out the truth
Manuel se ha llevado un gran palo con Luisa Manuel has been badly let down by Luisa
nos tomamos el vino a palo seco we had the wine on its own
nos comimos el jamón a palo seco we had the ham on its own
no pasa un día a palo seco he never goes a single day without a drink
vermut a palo seco straight vermouth
el balón se coló entre los palos the ball went between the posts
hace los palos muy largos he makes long strokes
cambiar de palo to change suit
seguir el palo to follow suit
pegarse unos palos to have a few drinks
un palo de casa a marvellous house
es un palo de hombre he's a great guy
cayó un palo de agua the rain came pouring down

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