- 1 1.1 (rod, rail) barra (feminine); (— on cage, window) barrote (masculine), barra (feminine); (— on door) tranca (feminine) to put sb/be behind bars meter a algn/estar* entre rejas 1.2 (of electric fire) (British English/inglés británico) resistencia (feminine)More example sentences
- 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/Deporte] (in soccer) larguero (masculine), travesaño (masculine); (in rugby) travesaño (masculine); (in high jump) barra (feminine), listón (masculine) to lower/raise the bar bajar/subir el listón or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) la barra(horizontal bar)barra (feminine) (fija) 2.2 (in ballet) barra (feminine)More example sentences
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- ‘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.
- 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) barra (feminine) bar of chocolate barra (feminine) or tableta (feminine) de chocolate (small) chocolatina (feminine), chocolatín (masculine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) bar of soap pastilla (feminine) de jabón, barra (feminine) de jabón (Southern Cone/Cono Sur)More 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); (counter) barra (feminine), mostrador (masculine); (in living room) bar (masculine) 4.2 (stall) puesto (masculine) heel bar (British English/inglés británico) [ puesto de reparación rápida de calzado ] key bar (British English/inglés británico) [ lugar donde se duplican llaves en el acto ]More example sentences
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- 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.
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- 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.
- 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.
- 5 [Law/Derecho] 5.1the Bar (legal profession) (American English/inglés norteamericano) la abogacía (barristers) (British English/inglés británico) [ el conjunto de barristers barrister ] to be called to the Bar (British English/inglés británico) obtener* el título de barrister (before noun/delante del nombre) Bar exam (American English/inglés norteamericano) [ examen con el cual se obtiene el título de abogado ] 5.2 (in court) banquillo (masculine) the prisoner at the bar el acusado,More example sentences
- 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.
- 7 (impediment) bar
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- 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) barra (feminine)More 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) franja (feminine) 9.2 [Military/Militar] (indicating rank) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [ distintivo de teniente o capitán ]; (to medal) (British English/inglés británico) [ galón que indica que se ha recibido por segunda vez la misma condecoración ]More example sentences9.3 (in heraldry) barra (feminine)
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- 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.
- 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.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-rr-)
- 2 (block) [path/entrance] bloquear a tree was barring our way un árbol nos cortaba or bloqueaba or impedía el paso
- 3 (prohibit) [smoking/jeans] prohibir*to bar sb
fromsth reporters were barred from the meeting se excluyó a los periodistas de la reunión his criminal record bars him from the job sus antecedentes penales le impiden acceder al puesto