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cake
American English: /keɪk/
British English: /keɪk/

Translation of cake in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 uncountable and countable (Cookery) (large) the icing o (in American English also) frosting on the cake
    un extra
    to be a piece of cake [colloquial] to take the cake [colloquial]
    ser el colmo [colloquial]
    (person)
    llevarse la palma [colloquial]
    to go o sell like hot cakes
    venderse como pan caliente or como rosquillas
    to have one's cake and eat ityou can't have your cake and eat it (too)
    no puedes tenerlo todo, tienes que elegir
    (before noun) cake decorator (American English)
    manga (feminine) de pastelería
    Example sentences
    • Desserts, sweets, cakes, biscuits, and pastries are considered to be luxuries.
    • Little chefs can bake a cake or delicious muffins in the two-shelf oven or store extra plates and bowls in the cupboard.
    • Now she manages to control her feelings by avoiding sweet foods such as cakes, chocolate and even bananas.
    Example sentences
    • She would make treacle cakes, currant cakes and, of course, she'd make white soda cakes, potato cakes and boxty.
    • They do the eggs runny here, which I like, and the potato cake is surprisingly light.
    • I chose lightly spiced spinach and chickpea potato cake served with basmati rice, mint yoghurt and mango chutney.
  • 2 countablecake of soap
    pastilla (feminine) de jabón
  • 3 uncountable (whole, total)
    (especially British English) [colloquial]
    they demand a larger slice o piece o share of the cake
    exigen una tajada mayor del pastel
    Example sentences
    • The corporate sector could not be securing a bigger part of national income cake too.
    • Now, there are three or four other independents looking for a share of the cake.
    • Fellow Namibians let's be fair to each other and share the national cake equally.

transitive verb

  • (usually passive) to be caked with somethingour shoes were caked with mud
    teníamos los zapatos cubiertos de barro endurecido
    Example sentences
    • Dried blood caked the front of the late king's clothes and the broken hand which still clutched his sword.
    • It didn't look like it had been used in ages, dust and dirt caked the inside, there were even some dead insects in it.
    • Glancing out the main window, she could see only a brown haze - the surface was caked with dust.

intransitive verb

  • endurecerse

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