Translation of chain in Spanish:
- 1 she was wearing a gold chainllevaba una cadena de orothe bicycle chainla cadena de la bicicletato pull the chain (esp (British English) )tirar (de) la cadenajalar la cadena ( (Latin America) exc (Southern Cone) )chain of office(collar que es atributo de un cargo oficial)to be in chainsestar encadenado(to make o form) a human chainExample sentences
- 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.
- 2 (series) a chain of eventsuna cadena de acontecimientosuna concatenación de acontecimientos [formal]a chain of ideasuna serie de ideas encadenadas or eslabonadaschain of command atom chaincadena de átomosExample sentences
- 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.’
- 3 (Business) a hotel chainuna cadena hotelera or de hotelesExample 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.
- 4 (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)
- 5 (unit of measurement) (History)(22 yardas o 20,12 metros)Example sentences
- 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
tosomethingencadenar algo/a alguienthey were chained to the railings aalgoestaban encadenados a las rejasI don't want to be chained to the house all dayno 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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