Translation of clock in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /klɑːk; klɒk/


  • 1.1 (timepiece) reloj (masculine) to work/run against the clock trabajar/correr contra reloj they were rushing to beat the clock se apresuraban para terminar a tiempo to work around o round the clock trabajar las veinticuatro horas del día, trabajar día y noche around-the-clock o round-the-clock surveillance vigilancia (feminine) las veinticuatro horas del día to put the clocks back/forward atrasar/adelantar los relojes to turn o put the clock back volver* atrás you can't turn the clock back! no se puede volver atrás or al pasado that would be putting the clock back 50 years eso implicaría un retroceso de 50 años 1.2
    (time clock)
    reloj (masculine) registrador or (Mexico/México) checador to punch the clock fichar, marcar* or (Mexico/México) checar* tarjeta
    1.3 [Cars/Automovilismo] (odometer) [colloquial/familiar] cuentakilómetros (masculine); (speedometer) velocímetro (masculine), espidómetro (masculine) (Colombia) it's only got 10,000 on the clock (British English/inglés británico) solo ha hecho 10.000 millas
    More example sentences
    • I have a great 1995 Mercedes with just 115,000 on the clock.
    • Firstly, most comparable cars seen in Namibia had over 180 000 km on the clock.
    • I knew that I wanted a smallish 2004 automatic model with as few as possible kilometres on the clock.
    1.4 (in taxi) [colloquial/familiar] taxímetro (masculine)
    More example sentences
    • He watched the ticking on his bedside clock until the minute hand felt more like the hour hand.
    • I rolled over and looked at the digital alarm clock on my bedside table.
    • I glanced at the digital alarm clock by my bed.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [colloquial/familiar] 1.1 (achieve, reach) [speed/time] registrar, hacer* she clocked the fastest time registró or hizo el mejor tiempo we clocked 130 downhill registramos or alcanzamos 130 en bajada I clock 500 miles a week hago 500 millas por semana 1.2 (time) [athlete/race] cronometrar
  • 2 (hit) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] I nearly clocked him one casi le doy una [colloquial/familiar]

Phrasal verbs

clock in

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
fichar, marcar* or (Mexico/México) checar* tarjeta ([ al entrar al trabajo ])

clock off

(British English/inglés británico)
clock out

clock on

(British English/inglés británico)
clock in

clock out

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
fichar, marcar* or (Mexico/México) checar* tarjeta ([ al salir del trabajo ])

clock up

verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento
(accumulate) [colloquial/familiar] [miles/hours] hacer*; [successes] apuntarse, anotarse (Latin America/América Latina) I clocked up 55 hours overtime last month el mes pasado hice 55 horas extra

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