buraco

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Galician[edit]

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buraco m (plural buracos)

  1. hole

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from Old Portuguese furaco, from Latin forāmen (aperture, opening).

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Noun[edit]

buraco m (plural buracos)

  1. pit; hole (hollow spot in a surface)
  2. burrow (a tunnel or hole dug by a creature)
  3. (figuratively, depreciative) a very filthy, crude or precarious house
  4. (billiards, pool, snooker) pocket (cavity with a sack at each corner and one centered on each side of a pool or snooker table)
  5. hole (an opening in a solid)
  6. (figuratively) gap (a vacant time)
  7. (figuratively) an emotional gap caused by someone’s death or absence
  8. (slang) a difficult situation financially
  9. (card games) canasta, especially its Brazilian variant

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Verb[edit]

buraco

  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of buracar