Translation of belt in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /belt/


  • 1 1.1 [Clothing/Indumentaria] cinturón (masculine) green/brown belt (in judo, karate) cinturón (masculine) or cinto (masculine) or (Mexico/México) cinta (feminine) verde/marrón (person) cinturón (masculine and feminine) or (Mexico/México) cinta (masculine and feminine) verde/marrón belt and braces (British English/inglés británico) he has a belt-and-braces approach le gusta tomar todas las precauciones (del caso) to have sth under one's belt tener* algo a sus ( or mis etc) espaldas, tener* algo en su ( or mi etc) haber with a string of hits under his belt con una serie de hits a sus espaldas or en su haber to hit below the belt dar* un golpe bajo that was a bit below the belt ¡ése fue un golpe bajo! to tighten one's belt apretarse* el cinturón
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    • His jerkin was decorated by a flamboyant lace frill around the neck, and like Tudor he carried a sword attached to a belt round his waist.
    • He wore long black pants and a dark green shirt with a leather belt around his waist.
    • He buckled his sword belt around his waist, and then he picked her up.
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    • They often wear colourful clothing and belts to distinguish which rank they are in the Chiui hierarchy.
    • Around 1930 Jigoro Kano created a new belt to recognize the special achievements of high ranking black belts.
    • In the Junior Taekwondo, Matthew Archer achieved his blue belt with a fantastic score of 94 per cent.
    1.2 (for holding tools) cinturón (masculine) para herramientas
    (cartridge belt)
    cartuchera (feminine), canana (feminine)
    (gun belt)
    cinturón (masculine) ([ con pistolera ])
  • 2 2.1 [Mech] correa (feminine)
    (conveyor belt)
    cinta (feminine) or (Mexico/México) banda (feminine) transportadora
    (fan belt)
    correa (feminine) or (Mexico/México) banda (feminine) del ventilador
    (seat belt)
    cinturón (masculine) (de seguridad)
    (safety belt)
    cinturón (masculine) de seguridad to fasten one's belt abrocharse el cinturón
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    • Unlike machinery used in textile mills, steelmaking machinery had few spinning belts that could pull workers into drive shafts.
    • Traditionally these machines have belts and pulleys to change increment speeds, which wouldn't change so often.
    • Most of the belts are off the machines, or on idler wheels, so that when the mill is running only the machine being used is operating.
  • 3 (area) a belt of rain/low pressure un frente lluvioso/de bajas presiones the industrial belt el cinturón industrial the cotton belt la zona or región algodonera Bible Belt

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [colloquial/familiar] darle* una paliza a he belted me on the ear (American English/inglés norteamericano) o (British English/inglés británico) round the ear me dio un tortazo or (Mexico/México) un trancazo [colloquial/familiar]

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • to belt along/in/off ir*/entrar/salir* zumbando or como un bólido [colloquial/familiar]

Phrasal verbs

belt down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (American English/inglés norteamericano)
[colloquial/familiar] to belt one down tomarse una he's over there belting them down ahí está, tomándose una tras otra or [colloquial/familiar] empinando el codo

belt out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[colloquial/familiar] (sing) cantar a grito pelado [colloquial/familiar]; (play) tocar* muy fuerte

belt up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar]
1.1 (be quiet) callarse la boca, cerrar* el pico [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 [Cars/Automovilismo] ponerse* el cinturón

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