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American English: /klɑk/
British English: /klɒk/

Translation of clock in Spanish:


  • 1 (timepiece) 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 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
    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.
  • 2
    also: time clock
    reloj (masculine) registrador or (Mexico) checador
    to punch the clock
    marcar or (Mexico) checar tarjeta

transitive verb

  • 1 [colloquial] 1.1 (achieve, reach)
    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
    Example sentences
    • This means that the memory in E7205-based mainboards is clocked at the rate equal to the FSB frequency.
    • Monitoring of the A590 has clocked cars, motorbikes and vans going more than 100 mph.
    • The camera clocked the car at 51 mph and at 44 mph.
    1.2 (time)
    Example sentences
    • In a recent test, the prototype clocked a maximum speed of 193 mph, earning it the title of world's fastest EV limousine.
    • Despite rain-slickened roads, they clocked an average speed of 53.71 kph - the third fastest ever.
    • Having clocked a speed of just over 240 miles per hour, this car still holds the record as the fastest production car ever.
  • 2 (hit) (British English) [colloquial]I nearly clocked him one
    casi le doy una [colloquial]

Phrasal verbs

clock in

verb + adverb
marcar or (Mexico) checar tarjeta (al entrar al trabajo)

clock off

(British English)
clock out

clock on

(British English)
clock in

clock out

verb + adverb
marcar or (Mexico) checar tarjeta (al salir del trabajo)

clock up

verb + adverb + object
(accumulate) [colloquial]
anotarse (Latin America)
I clocked up 55 hours overtime last month
el mes pasado hice 55 horas extra
Definition of clock in:
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