Translation of collar in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːlər; ˈkɒlə(r)/


  • 1.1 [Clothing/Indumentaria] cuello (masculine); [Medicine/Medicina] collarín (masculine), cuello (masculine) ortopédico to grab sb by the collar agarrar a algn del cuello to get hot under the collar sulfurarse, ponerse* hecho una furia
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    • In the context of an interview with mainstream corporate America, it's best to cover your tattoos and piercings with long-sleeved shirts, blouses, collars, and such.
    • Tweed jackets are popular with the men, along with garish ties and socks, coloured shirts with white collars, coats with velvet lapels, yellow cords - all topped off with a flat cap or a trilby.
    • The dangling detached polo shirt collars and tiny tee shirts may take some getting used to.
    1.2 (for animal) collar (masculine)
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    • But unless he can replace the stolen tack, collars and harness, he will be unable to take part.
    • The rigid collar and tandem harness allowed teams to pull with equal strength and greater efficiency.
    1.3 [Zoology/Zoología] collar (masculine)
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    • Then, if all went well, they would outfit the two-and-a-half-foot-long bird with a radio collar and transmitter.
    • Testosterone-implanted males (with a control collar) were trialed against males with red, orange, blue, and control brown collars.
    • One option was to fit animals with GPS collars, which get position fixes from satellites to monitor movements and activity patterns.
    1.4 [Cookery/Cocina] cuello (masculine)
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    • Living on a staple diet of belly pork, collar bacon, and beef dripping, her arteries should have been as choked as the M1 on a Friday evening.
    1.5 [Mech] abrazadera (feminine)
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    • Diversion collars placed around the pipes, just below the sand surface, can be retrofitted if this begins to happen.
    • The concrete pipes and collars on the sandy bottom created a tangled mass of intestines that lay unconnected to anything.
    • So when the collar for new valve went round the pipe, there wasn't contact all the way round, due to a distinct lack of pipe.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [colloquial/familiar] they were collared by the police la policía les echó el guante [colloquial/familiar] he collared me as I was leaving me agarró or me pescó cuando salía [colloquial/familiar], me cogió por banda cuando salía (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]

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