Translation of boss in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /bɑːs; bɒs/


  • 1 [colloquial/familiar] 1.1 (superior) jefe, (m,f); (employer, factory owner etc) patrón, (m,f) you decide, you're the boss decídelo tú, que eres el que manda the bosses and the workers los patronos or la patronal y los trabajadores I want to be my own boss quiero ser mi propio patrón
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    • Four in 10 office workers say they think bosses regularly charge personal items back to the company.
    • Union bosses believe railway maintenance workers are still risking their lives because lessons from the Tebay rail tragedy remain unlearned.
    • Blum's first act was to stop the strike wave by organising talks between the bosses and the unions.
    1.2 (leader) dirigente (masculine and feminine) the party bosses los dirigentes del partido union bosses dirigentes (masculine plural) sindicales a Mafia boss un capo de la Mafia
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    • Traditionally, men are supposed to be in control and be the boss at work.
    • The ENTIRE point of blogs is being the boss and controlling content.
    • It does take a while to get used to, but remember, to teach your dog anything, you must be the leader and the boss.
  • 2 2.1 (on vault) clave (feminine) 2.2 (on wheel hub) cubo (masculine) 2.3 (on shield) tachón (masculine)
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    • As we walked by I saw Yrling's and Toki's war-kits, for they were easy to discern by the fineness of the helmets and the gilt upon the bosses of their shields.
    • A number of other male graves contained shield bosses and spear heads, although all traces of the wooden shields and spears had long disappeared.
    • Thorfast would at least have had a heavy wooden shield with a metal boss that he'd have held on his left arm. and an eight-foot-long, metal-tipped ash spear.
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    • In the medieval Hall of St Mary, Green Men occur as bosses, corbels, in tapestry, and in stained glass.
    • The western bay of the vault, built in 1362, carries a hanging boss suspended by eight dramatic flying ribs.
    • Four floral bosses help secure the flying ribs, while an intricate carved star hangs from the center and anchors the inner square.

Phrasal verbs

boss around

boss about verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio

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