The Alternative Portuguese Dictionary: buraco

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buraco etymology unknown. Possibly from Old Portuguese furaco, from Latin forāmen. Compare Galician buraco, furaco, furado, Asturian furacu, buracu; cf. also Catalan forat. pronunciation
  • /buˈɾa.ku/
  • (South Brazil) /buˈɾa.ko/
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{pt-noun}}
  1. pit; hole hollow spot in a surface
  2. burrow a tunnel or hole dug by a creature
  3. (figurative, 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. (figurative) gap a vacant time
  7. (figurative) an emotional gap caused by someone’s death or absence
  8. (slang) a difficult situation financially
  9. (card games) canasta, especially its Brazilian variant
Synonyms: (pit) See , (burrow) toca, túnel, (filthy, crude, precarious house) esconderijo, toca, ninho de rato, (snooker table pocket) caçapa, (opening in a solid) abertura, fenda, orifício, (vacant time) janela, lacuna, (emotional gap) vazio, (canasta) biriba, canastra
related terms:
  • buracar
  • esburacado
  • esburacamento
  • esburacar
  • esburaquento
verb: {{pt-verb-form}}
  1. verb form of buracar

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