Translation of chain in Spanish:
- 1.1 she was wearing a gold chainthe bicycle chainllevaba una cadena de oroto pull the chain (especially British English)la cadena de la bicicletachain of officetirar (de) la cadena(collar que es atributo de un cargo oficial)to be in chains(to make o form) a human chainestar encadenadoExample sentences1.2 (series) a chain of events
a chain of ideasuna cadena or [formal] concatenación de acontecimientoschain of command atom chainuna serie de ideas encadenadas or eslabonadascadena de átomosExample sentences1.3 (Business) a hotel chain
- This example would have been worn on a chain round the neck, proudly displayed like an order or badge of loyalty.
- He approached a car queueing at the drive-through, reached through the window and grabbed a gold chain from round the driver's neck.
- Dressed up in a track suit with a baseball cap, rings on his finger and a silver chain round his neck, the 25 years old explains to the Vacuum how to get most of the brew.
una cadena hotelera or de hotelesExample sentences1.4
- It's a chain of successful events strung together to accomplish one goal.
- The uncertainty surrounding him would cause a chain of events and interviews, due diligence any team looking to acquire Williams in a trade would insist upon.
- The full direction is therefore necessary where ‘… lies constitute an important element in the chain of proof.’
(British English) (in property purchase) (situación en la cual la venta de una propiedad depende de que el eventual comprador venda la suya o que el vendedor compre otra)1.5 (unit of measurement) (History)(22 yardas o 20,12 metros)Example sentences
- You'd think I wasn't sitting here, cash (sorta) buyer, no chain.
- I am beginning to wonder if you want to sell me a property - I am a cash buyer, I have no chain - what's going on?
- There's apparently no chain on the other end, so moving in should be as fast as it takes to sort out the paperwork - maybe four to six weeks.
- Shallow streams and intermittent streams without well defined channel or banks are not meandered, even when more than 3 chains wide.
- Regular lots are 30 chains wide and 66.67 chains in depth.
- The original family home built in 1123 AD is a traditional square Norman castle four chains wide with turrets two chains high at each of the four corners.
- to chain something/somebody
tosomethingthey were chained to the railingsencadenar algo/a alguien aalgoI don't want to be chained to the house all dayestaban encadenados a las rejasno quiero estar todo el día metida or encerrada en casaExample sentences
- There was nothing we could have done to make this more secure, short of chaining the airplanes to the ground.
- Once in place, the loadmasters had to chain the heavily armored vehicles securely to the floor.
- For Brockovich, being an environmentalist is not about chaining oneself to a tree but ‘intercepting deceit.’
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In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.