Translation of bone in Spanish:

bone

Pronunciation: /bəʊn/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 countable/numerable [Anatomy/Anatomía] hueso (masculine) this is too much for my poor old bones yo ya no estoy para estos trotes I can feel it in my bones tengo ese presentimiento meat on/off the bone carne (feminine) con/sin hueso the bare bones (of sth) lo básico (de algo) as dry as a bone requeteseco to be a bone of contention ser* la manzana de la discordia to be close to the bone pasarse de castaño oscuro [colloquial/familiar] to cut sth to the bone we've cut costs to the bone hemos reducido los gastos a lo esencial or al mínimo he cut his finger to the bone se cortó el dedo hasta el hueso to have a bone to pick with sb tener* que ajustar cuentas con algn to make no bones about sth she makes no bones about her sympathies/being an atheist no esconde or no oculta sus preferencias/que es atea let's make no bones about it no nos andemos con tapujos or con rodeos
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    • Direct injury to the spine may cause a bone fracture anywhere along your vertebral column.
    • Years ago we realized that if we combined all our accidents, there was hardly a bone in the human skeleton we hadn't broken.
    • Bone marrow is a spongy tissue inside certain bones of the body that produces blood cells.
    1.2 countable/numerable (of fish) espina (feminine) 1.3 countable/numerable
    (bones plural)
    (of dead person) restos (masculine plural), huesos (masculine plural) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • Sighing, he pulled his weary bones to their feet and decided coffee was the best option.
    • He lowered his aching bones to the floor after a harder day's work than he'd ever done.
    • I dragged my tired bones to the bathroom to shave.
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    • Just ahead, in the wider section of the pass, the dried bones and carcasses of men and pack animals lay strewn about.
    • We are still unburying the bones, the remains, of the people who got killed.
    • In centuries past, graves would be exhumed, and any bones remaining would be collected and buried deeper down, thereby allowing fresh graves on top.
    1.4 uncountable/no numerable (substance) hueso (masculine)
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    • The material would be gradually replaced by healthy, newly grown bone and blood vessels.
    • My latest cut-down bone handled table knives have a near quadrant at the tip and cut unbelievably.
    • The spongy bone material was then used for DNA extraction.
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    • Mining activity has been a constant source of bone and ivory artifacts over the last several decades.
    • What's more, treasured wood was decorated with bone, jade, gold, bronze and shells adding to the value.
    • The earliest example of European poetry about a stranded whale is an Anglo-Saxon inscription on a whale bone casket of about 700 AD.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

Phrasal verbs

bone up on

verb + adverb + preposition + object/verbo + adverbio + preposición + complemento
[colloquial/familiar] estudiar, ponerse* al día en

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.