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border

Pronunciation: /ˈbɔːrdər; ˈbɔːdə(r)/

Translation of border in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Politics/Política] frontera (feminine) to cross the border cruzar* or pasar la frontera Paraguay has borders with three countries Paraguay limita con tres países the Borders, the Border Country (in UK)[ región escocesa que limita con Inglaterra ] (before noun/delante del nombre) [dispute/town] fronterizo; [incident/raid] en la frontera
    Example sentences
    • In areas close to the border with the Northern of Ireland, smuggling became a way of life for some.
    • They are patrolling areas near the border with Saudi Arabia and training local police forces.
    • Control at the border with Romania will be tightened after reports that pigs were being smuggled to be sold in Bulgaria.
    Example sentences
    • Families line up at a refugee camp near Bahai on the border between Chad and Sudan.
    • We lived in a shabby hut at the foot of a steep mountain on the border of Manchuria near the Yalu River.
    • About 100,000 Baptists and other refugees occupy a small plot of land on the border of Burma and Thailand, near the Thai city of Maesot.
  • 2 2.1 (edge) borde (masculine) on the borders of sleep en la frontera del sueño 2.2 (edging — on fabric, plate, notepaper) cenefa (feminine), guarda (feminine) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) ; (— on robe, official document) orla (feminine) a wallpaper border una greca
    Example sentences
    • The borders and limits of his language are self-imposed and they demonstrate the futility of speech as being truly inarticulate to the imprisoned passion of their leading characters.
    • They experience pain, transgress borders and limits, and come into existence in situations that are stimulated by pain.
    • I've learned that there are no borders and no limits to this ocean of love I feel for them.
    Example sentences
    • The levels of pattern and pen-flourishing in vivid inks, glowing ornamentation, decorative letters, borders, jewelled frames and vignettes made me gasp.
    • An arrow passes close to the artist's head, which is adorned with antlers, and birds attack, having broken a decorative border of colored paper chains.
    • The border was decorated with a variety of white sea-shells.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [country/state] limitar con; [fields/lands] lindar con the states bordering Canada los estados que limitan con Canadá the lake is bordered to the north by woods la parte norte del lago está bordeada de bosques bordering states estados (masculine plural) limítrofes or fronterizos 1.2 (edge — with ribbon, binding) ribetear; (— with fur) orlar bordered with lace con puntilla alrededor the plates were bordered with a blue band los platos tenían una cenefa or (in Southern Cone also/en Cono Sur también) una guarda azul

Phrasal verbs

border on

border upon verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
1.1 [country] limitar con 1.2 (verge on) rayar en, lindar con their demands bordered on the ridiculous sus exigencias rayaban en or lindaban con lo ridículo with a determination bordering on obsession con una determinación rayana en la obsesión

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