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audio bo·ca

f.
  1. anatomy, zoology mouth
  2. zoology (pinza) pincer
  3. geography mouth
  4. artillery muzzle
  5. figurative (entrada) entrance, opening
  6. mouth, person
    una boca más para alimentar one more mouth to feed
  7. (filo) cutting edge
  8. (sabor) flavor, bouquet (wine)
  9. Guatemala snack, appetizer

Idioms:
a boca de costal
freely, abundantly
a boca de jarro
figurative point-blank, at close range
abrir or hacer boca
colloquial to whet the appetite
abrir tanta boca
Mexico , Peru , Puerto Rico to be amazed
andar de boca en boca
figurative to be the subject of gossip
a pedir de boca
exactly as one pleases, perfectly
boca abajo
face down
boca abierta
colloquial bigmouth, blabbermouth
boca a boca
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
boca arriba
face up
boca de agua or de riego
hydrant
boca de dragón
botany snapdragon
boca de escorpión
figurative evil tongue
boca de fuego
firearm
boca del estómago
pit of the stomach
boca de oro
figurative silver tongue
buscar a uno la boca
figurative to draw someone out, pump someone
¡cállate la boca!
colloquial be quiet! shut up!
cerrar la boca a
figurative to leave speechless
decir lo que se le viene a la boca
figurative to talk off the top of one's head
estar (algo) en boca de todos
figurative to be common knowledge
hablar por boca de ganso
figurative, colloquial to repeat what one has heard
hacerse agua la boca
colloquial to make one's mouth water
meterse en la boca del lobo
figurative to step into the lion's den
no decir esta boca es mía
colloquial not to open one's mouth
oscuro como boca de lobo
pitch-dark, pitch-black
quedarse con la boca abierta
figurative, colloquial to be astonished or amazed
Inflected Forms: bocas - femi

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