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American English: /tʃik/
British English: /tʃiːk/

Translation of cheek in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (Anatomy) 1.1 (of the face)
    cachete (masculine) (Latin America) [colloquial]
    cheek by jowl with somebody
    uno junto al otro
    to turn the other cheek
    dar la otra mejilla
    Example sentences
    • As it was, I felt a burning pain on my left cheek below my eye and all over my arm.
    • His wheat colored hair appeared to have never been cut; reaching to his shoulders to cover up the hallow cheeks and stopping just below his jaw line.
    • He must have been studying the bruised lump on the right side of my forehead and long red cut on my cheek below.
    1.2 (buttock) [colloquial]
    cachete (masculine) (Southern Cone) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • They slapped the cheeks of their buttocks and made facial parodies that I found embarrassing.
    • When they stood up for a hymn, he noticed that her dress was tucked into the cheeks of her posterior.
    • But as soon as my cheeks eased their way onto the firm, but well-cushioned seat, I was converted.
    Example sentences
    • She also had the cheek to question our lack of footpaths!
    • They had the cheek to ask me if I could work tonight.
    • I can't believe someone had the cheek to write this letter.
  • 2 uncountable [colloquial] 2.1 (impudence)
    cara (feminine) [colloquial]
    morro (masculine) (Spain) [colloquial]
    patudez (feminine) (Chile) [colloquial]
    he had the cheek to …
    tuvo el descaro or la frescura ( or la cara etc. ) de …
    what (a) cheek!
    ¡qué cara (más dura)! [colloquial]
    ¡qué caradura es! [colloquial]
    2.2 (impudent words) (British)
    insolencias (feminine plural)
    impertinencias (feminine plural)
    to give somebody a lot of cheek
    ser muy insolente con alguien

transitive verb

  • (British) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • When I like someone I find I do that terrible thing of giving them a bit of cheek and I am sorry to say that I cheeked the great man himself this very day.
    • They cheeked us back and we told them it wasn't a playground and shouted get out.
    • He was cheeking teachers for the first time since she had known him.
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