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en un abrir y cerrar de ojos

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en un abrir y cerrar de ojos
     1. adv. in the wink of an eye
Analysis
en
     1. prep. in, at, on
     2. prep. in (a time)
     3. prep. in (a language)
     4. prep. (used after some verbs and translated by various prepositions in English)
     5. prep. in (used in various expressions)
un
     1. adj. (before the noun) apocopic form of uno one
     2. art. a
abrir
     1. n. opening
     2. vt. to open
     3. vt. to unlock
     4. vt. to turn on
y
     1. conj. and
           setenta y seis - “seventy-six”
     2. conj. plus
           uno y uno son dos - “one plus one is two”
cerrar
     1. v. to close
     2. v. to shut
     3. v. to enclose
de
     1. prep. of; 's (but used after the thing owned and before the owner)
     2. prep. of, ’s (but used after the thing owned and before the owner)
     3. prep. from
           Constitución española de 1812 — “Spanish constitution of 1812”
     4. prep. used to construct compound nouns (with attributive nouns)
ojos
     1. n. (anatomy) eyes, plural of ojo
     ojo
          1. n. eye
          2. interj. ¡ojo!
          3. interj. look! watch out!

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