mecha


mecha
f.
1 wick.
a toda mecha (informal) flat out
aguantar mecha (informal) to grin and bear it
2 streak.
3 lock of hair, lock.
4 fuze.
pres.indicat.
3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: mechar.
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mecha
nombre femenino
1 (de vela) wick
2 MILITAR fuse
3 COCINA lardoon, lardon
nombre femenino plural mechas
1 (de pelo) highlights
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FRASEOLOGÍA
a toda mecha familiar at full pelt
aguantar mecha familiar to grin and bear it
ponerse mechas to have highlights put in (one's hair)
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SF
1) [de vela, lámpara] wick; [de explosivo] fuse

encender la mecha — (lit, fig) to light the fuse

mecha lenta — slow fuse

mecha tardía — time fuse

2) [de pelo]
= mechón I
3) pl mechas [en el pelo] highlights
4) [de tocino] rasher
5) And, Cono Sur (Téc) bit ( of brace )
6) And, Caribe * (=broma) joke
7) LAm (=miedo) fear
8) * (=ratería) shoplifting
9) And (=baratija) trinket
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femenino
1)
a) (de una vela) wick; (de armas, explosivos) fuse

aguantar mecha — (fam) to grin and bear it, stand the gaff (AmE colloq)

a toda mecha — (fam) like greased lightning (colloq)

b) (RPl) (broca) bit
2) mechas femenino plural
a) (en peluquería) highlights (pl)
b) (AmL fam) (pelo)

mira cómo tienes las mechas! — look at the state of your hair! (colloq)

la agarró de las mechas — she grabbed her by the hair

ser tirado de las mechas — (CS fam) to be ridiculous

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= fuse, wick.
Ex. The book contains the following chapters: Sparking the fuse for literacy; Home is where the start is; Library lures to literacy; and Independent study programs in literature.
Ex. The ashes of the wicks, becoming heated, caused the fatty acids to splutter; and this was a grave inconvenience.
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* aguantar mecha = stick it out, stand + the gaff.
* a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
* avanzar a toda mecha = go + full steam ahead.
* echando mecha = like the clappers.
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femenino
1)
a) (de una vela) wick; (de armas, explosivos) fuse

aguantar mecha — (fam) to grin and bear it, stand the gaff (AmE colloq)

a toda mecha — (fam) like greased lightning (colloq)

b) (RPl) (broca) bit
2) mechas femenino plural
a) (en peluquería) highlights (pl)
b) (AmL fam) (pelo)

mira cómo tienes las mechas! — look at the state of your hair! (colloq)

la agarró de las mechas — she grabbed her by the hair

ser tirado de las mechas — (CS fam) to be ridiculous

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= fuse, wick.

Ex: The book contains the following chapters: Sparking the fuse for literacy; Home is where the start is; Library lures to literacy; and Independent study programs in literature.

Ex: The ashes of the wicks, becoming heated, caused the fatty acids to splutter; and this was a grave inconvenience.
* aguantar mecha = stick it out, stand + the gaff.
* a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
* avanzar a toda mecha = go + full steam ahead.
* echando mecha = like the clappers.

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mecha
feminine
A
1 (de una vela) wick
2 (de armas, explosivos) fuse
mecha de seguridad safety fuse
mecha lenta slow fuse
aguantar mecha (fam); to grin and bear it, stand the gaff (AmE colloq)
a toda mecha (fam); like greased lightning (colloq), like the clappers (BrE)
3 (RPl) (broca) bit
B (Coc) piece of bacon/ham (used for larding or stuffing)
C mechas fpl
1 (en peluquería) highlights (pl)
hacerse mechas to have highlights put in
2
(AmL fam) (pelo): ¡mira cómo tienes las mechas! look at the state of your hair! (colloq), your hair's a bit of a mess! (colloq)
la agarró de las mechas she grabbed her by the hair
ser tieso de mechas (CS fam); to be pigheaded (colloq)
ser tirado de las mechas (CS fam); to be ridiculous
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Del verbo mechar: (conjugate mechar)

mecha es:

3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente indicativo

2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

Multiple Entries:
mecha    
mechar
mecha sustantivo femenino
1 (de vela) wick;
(de armas, explosivos) fuse
2
mechas sustantivo femenino plural (en peluquería) highlights (pl)

mecha sustantivo femenino
1 (de cirio, etc) wick
2 (de barreno, bomba) fuse
3 (de pelo) streak: me puse mechas, I've had my hair streaked
♦ Locuciones: familiar aguantar mecha, to grin and bear it
familiar a toda mecha, at full speed
mechar vtr (una carne) to stuff
'mecha' also found in these entries:
English:
fuse
- highlight
- wick
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mecha nf
1. [de vela] wick;
[de explosivos] fuse;
Comp
Fam
a toda mecha: arréglate a toda mecha, que llegamos tarde hurry up and get ready or we'll be late;
acabamos el trabajo a toda mecha we worked flat out to finish the job;
tenía la radio a toda mecha he had the radio on full blast;
Comp
Fam
aguantar mecha to grin and bear it
2. Culin [relleno] = bacon used for larding or stuffing
3. Andes, RP [broca] bit
4. Andes, Ven Fam [broma] gag;
eso no es cosa de mecha that's no laughing matter
5. [mechón] lock
6.
mechas [en el pelo] highlights
7. Am Fam
mechas [pelo] mop;
tengo que ir a cortarme estas mechas I have to go and get my hair cut, it's a mess;
se agarraron de las mechas they grabbed each other by the hair;
Comp
Fam
venir tirado de las mechas to have been thrown together at the last minute
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mecha
f
1 de vela wick
2 de explosivo fuse
3 del pelo highlight;
hacerse mechas have highlights put in
4 Méx fam
fear
5
:
a toda mecha like greased lightning;
aguantar mecha fam put up with it
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mecha nf
1) : fuse
2) : wick
3) mechas nfpl
: highlights (in hair)
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mecha n
1. (de vela) wick
2. (de bomba) fuse
a toda mecha at full speed

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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