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belt
American English: /bɛlt/
British English: /bɛlt/

Translation of belt in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (Clothing) green/brown belt
    (in judo, karate) cinturón (masculine) or cinto (masculine) or (Mexico) cinta (feminine) verde/marrón
    (person) cinturón (masculine or feminine) or (Mexico) cinta (masculine or feminine) verde/marrón
    belt and braces (British English) he has a belt-and-braces approach
    le gusta tomar todas las precauciones (del caso)
    to have something 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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
    also: cartridge belt
    also: gun belt
    cinturón (masculine) (con pistolera)
  • 2 2.1 (Mechanics)
    also: conveyor belt
    cinta (feminine) or (Mexico) banda (feminine) transportadora
    also: fan belt
    correa (feminine) or (Mexico) banda (feminine) del ventilador
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    2.2
    also: seat belt
    also: safety belt
    to fasten one's belt
    abrocharse el cinturón
  • 3 (area) a belt of rain/low pressure
    un frente lluvioso/de bajas presiones
    the industrial belt the cotton belt
    la zona or región algodonera
    Bible Belt

transitive verb

  • [colloquial]
    darle una paliza a
    he belted me on the ear (American English) o (British English) round the ear
    me dio un tortazo or (Mexico) un trancazo [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Dean belted the ball downfield and over the Edinburgh line.
    • Ricardo ran forward and belted the ball low past David James.
    • And it's also safer than having five-year-olds belting tennis balls around the room.

intransitive verb

  • to belt along/in/off
    ir/entrar/salir zumbando or como un bólido [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Should a hammerhead or whitetip come belting along expecting a tasty snack, I was not anxious to be swept away by its enthusiasm.
    • The girls belted into the wind as they sped along a country road, security close in tow, in Laurel's graduation present, a jet-black, convertible Viper with all the trimmings.
    • ‘Great’ He said belting out the room and I heard him dash down the stairs.

Phrasal verbs

belt down

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

belt out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
[colloquial] (sing)
cantar a grito pelado [colloquial]
(play) tocar muy fuerte

belt up

verb + adverb (British English) [colloquial]
1 (be quiet)
callarse la boca
cerrar el pico [colloquial]
2 (Cars)
ponerse el cinturón

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