- 1 1.1(rod, rail) barra (feminine)(on door) tranca (feminine)to put somebody/be behind barsmeter a alguien/estar entre rejasExample sentences1.2 (of electric fire) (British English)
- ‘I have had iron bars, lumps of wood, bottles, stones and even on old bath thrown into my garden,’ she added.
- A gang of youths terrified bus passengers in Leeds last night after going on the rampage with weapons including an iron bar and a bat.
- The door was tall wood with metal bars supporting it.
- The boss, for instance, has a lovely one: bright orange, like the bar on an electric fire.
- Mum had spent half an hour making toast for everybody, by sticking slices of bread on the end of a fork and holding them in front of the two bars on the electric fire.
- It was a small room, but even so the single bar of the electric fire, glowing bright orange beside its pale neighbour, fought hard to take the chill away.
- 2 2.1 (Sport)(in rugby) travesaño (masculine)to lower/raise the barbajar/subir el listón or ( (Latin America) tb) la barraalso: horizontal barExample sentences2.2 (in ballet)
- They controlled most of the play and hit the bar, but a goal escaped them.
- The conditions were very difficult, with a swirling wind, and Joe Deane hit the bar when a goal would have settled us down.
- The attempt went over the bar and Bergkamp hit the deck but he was able to continue after treatment.
- 3 (block) bar of chocolatebarra (feminine) de chocolatebar of soap
tableta (feminine) de chocolatepastilla (feminine) de jabónbarra (feminine) de jabón (Southern Cone)Example sentences
- One young man had his life dramatically changed by the tour as he entered the vegan lifestyle, departing from a life of meat, chocolate bars, and fast food.
- He bought an orange and a bar of chocolate, and glanced over a newspaper.
- You remove it from its confines and caress and touch it as if it's a bar of gold.
- 4 4.1(establishment) bar (masculine)(in living room) bar (masculine)Example sentences
Example sentences4.2 (stall) heel bar (British English)
- He'll help with your bags, crack jokes, invite you to eat breakfast on his porch and - if things get busy - let you serve drinks at the bar.
- Her joy turned to dismay as he walked round to the other side of the bar, served her drink, took her money and then served the next customer.
- She insisted that she had agreed to come to St Lucia to serve drinks behind a bar, nothing else.
(puesto de reparación rápida de calzado)key bar (British English)(lugar donde se duplican llaves en el acto)Example sentences
- Your new alcohol policy would allow bars to open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- There's a busy nightlife in the area, with many bars and clubs open into the early hours.
- Over the last ten years Belfast has undergone some major cosmetic surgery and new pubs and bars have opened while existing ones have expanded.
- In clothes stores, sandwich bars, gyms and coffee shops we face a constant barrage of background music - music we notice but rarely listen to.
- The space can be subdivided for use as a convenience store and coffee shop or a sandwich bar.
- Our city needs thriving locals far more than it needs another video shop or burger bar.
- 5 (Law) 5.1the Bar (legal profession) (American English)la abogacía(barristers) (British English)(el conjunto de barristers → barrister)to be called to the Bar (British English)obtener el título de → barrister(before noun) Bar exam (American English)(examen con el cual se obtiene el título de abogado)Example sentences
Example sentences5.2 (in court) the prisoner at the bar
- He was a Junior Counsel in 1968, Senior Counsel in 1982, and was called to the English Bar in 1981.
- He didn't like the law and was never called to the Bar.
- The same year he would be called to the bar and later established a small practice in Montreal.
el acusado, (la acusada)Example sentences
- The Bar Council provides representation and services for the Bar, and guidance on issues of professional practice.
- The senior judges in England and Wales are drawn almost exclusively from the Bar.
- His handling of the funds when they did arrive gave rise to vigorous debate at the bar.
- The lawyers sit at the bar table facing the magistrate and the defendant sits with his or her lawyer.
- In an unprecedented move Magistrate Nicholas got up from the bench and sat at the bar table with the witness and the accused.
- 6 (Music) 6.1 (measure)Example sentences6.2bar (line)
- Nevertheless, to the diver, it still affords a fascinating glimpse of another world - a world so incredibly shallow that it is difficult to surface without at least a hundred bars.
- In both cars, an electric pump compresses air into the tank at a pressure of 300 bars.
- Seals were water-tight even at pressures of several bars, but did not interrupt water flow in the xylem.
- 7 (impediment)bar
tosomethingobstáculo (masculine) paraalgo
- The trust's acquisition of the buildings would not be a bar to such moves, as the organisation frequently has tenants in its buildings.
- It was the first time the church's most senior cleric had said that the sexuality of ministers should not act as a bar to their appointment.
- He also insisted his privileged background would not act as a bar to winning over new Conservative supporters in Scotland.
- 8 (in bay, river)Example sentences
- That means thousands of boaters who rely on these multiple-use ports face the bleak prospect of shoaling channels and dangerous bars at river mouths.
- Many of the rivers had bars at their mouths and navigation was hazardous: over the years a number of ships were lost as a result.
- Trout in particular spawn in the fall and can be found in deep water at this time. You can find them on bars, shoals, rocks and fingers.
- 9 9.1 (band of light, color)Example sentences9.2 (Military) (indicating rank)
(American English) (distintivo de teniente o capitán)(to medal) (British English) (galón que indica que se ha recibido por segunda vez la misma condecoración)Example sentences9.3 (in heraldry)
- His monumental canvases, with their interlocking bars of earthy colour, reflect his early life as well as later influences.
- He pulled on the headlights, and the beams cut into the darkness, solid bars of light in the smoke-filled air.
- I look at the bars of light coming in through the blind.
- He was awarded a bar to his gold medal for exceptional services.
- A bar to his military medal was awarded in July of the following year after he had been promoted to sergeant.
- Further awards of the same decoration were shown by a bar on the ribbon of the cross or medal.
transitive verb -rr-
- 1 (secure) she found the door barred against herse encontró con que le habían atrancado or trancado la puertaExample sentences
- The rest of you will remain here, bar the doors and windows, and afterwards stay well away from the windows.
- We quickly shut and barred the two doors and the window, and dispatched the three hornets that followed us in.
- The doors had been barred shut, then pried open, allowing us to slip inside.
- 2 (block)(path/entrance)a tree was barring our way
bloquearun árbol nos cortaba or bloqueaba or impedía el paso
- 3 (prohibit)(smoking/jeans)to bar somebody
fromsomethingreporters were barred from the meetingse excluyó a los periodistas de la reuniónhis criminal record bars him from the jobsus antecedentes penales le impiden acceder al puestoExample sentences
- The 1986 World Cup hero was barred from leaving Argentina after family members blocked his early efforts to return to Cuba.
- Another measure to limit consumption was a return to the ‘carless’ days of the late 1970s when one day a week a vehicle owner was barred from using his or her car.
- He spoke out after two frail and elderly patients were left alone and distressed waiting hours for ambulances to take them home after their wives were barred from travelling with them.
- So it can come as a shock to discover that some of these activities can be barred to them as the years slip by.
- There is now hardly any sphere of activity legally barred to women and, in this sense, every male bastion has been stormed.
- He does not smoke, drink or take drugs, so those recourses would have been barred to him.
- 4 (stripe) (usually passive)dibujar franjas enExample sentences
- The backs and wings of females are finely barred with light and dark brown.
- Its back is speckled with light markings, and its tail is barred with black.
- The upperparts are brown with a black patch streaked with white, and the tail is barred with black.
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