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door
American English: /dɔr/
British English: /dɔː/

Translation of door in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 to open/close o shut the door
    abrir/cerrar la puerta
    to slam the door
    dar un portazo
    to slam the door in somebody's face
    darle a alguien con la puerta en las narices
    front/back door
    puerta principal or de la calle/trasera or de atrás
    she was at the door
    estaba en la puerta
    the meeting went on behind closed doors
    la reunión se celebró a puerta(s) cerrada(s)
    the things people get up to behind closed doors
    lo que hace la gente en la intimidad
    doors open at six
    entrada a partir de las seis
    let me show you to the door
    permítame que lo acompañe hasta la salida or puerta
    there's someone at the door to answer the door
    abrir la puerta
    there's the door, you answer it
    están llamando, abre tú
    to knock on o at somebody's door
    llamar a la puerta de alguien
    don't come knocking at my door when it all goes wrong
    cuando todo salga mal no vengas a llamar a mi puerta
    there are many young actors knocking at the door
    hay muchos actores jóvenes esperando una oportunidad
    to darken somebody's door
    poner los pies en casa de alguien
    he told her to leave and never darken his door again
    le dijo que se fuera y que no volviera a poner los pies en su casa
    to lay something at somebody's door
    echarle la culpa de algo a alguien
    they put the blame at my door
    me echaron la culpa a mí
    to lie at somebody's doorresponsibility for her death lies at your door
    tú eres el responsable de su muerte
    to lock the barn door after the horse is stolen o (British English) to lock the stable door after the horse has bolted
    tomar precauciones cuando ya es tarde or asno muerto, la cebada al rabo
    to push at an open door
    gastar pólvora en salvas or (River Plate area) en chimangos or (Andes) en gallinazos
    to show somebody the door
    mostrarle or enseñarle la puerta a alguien
    echar a alguien
    (before noun) (handle/key)
    de la puerta
    1.2 (doorway, entrance) tickets are available at the door
    se pueden comprar las localidades en la puerta or a la entrada
    by o through the back door
    por la puerta trasera or de atrás
    large numbers of immigrants are entering the country through the back door
    muchos inmigrantes entran al país de forma ilegal or ilegalmente
    1.3 (room, building) to go from door to door he lives two doors down
    vive dos casas más allá
    vive casa por medio (Southern Cone)
    next door (in next building) he lives next door to us/the shop
    vive al lado de (nuestra) casa/de la tienda
    this is next door to impossible
    esto raya en lo imposible
    out of doorshe's not allowed out of doors in this weather
    no le permiten salir con este tiempo
    I like having breakfast out of doors
    me gusta desayunar al aire libre
    Example sentences
    • There's a sort of resolution when the vehicle stops, the doors are flung open and a shot is heard.
    • Use broom handles to wedge sliding glass doors shut.
    • The heavy double glass doors lead them into the office area.
    Example sentences
    • Four long low tables lie to the left as you walk in the door.
    • Customers are offered a drink soon after they walk through the doors.
    • Walking through the doors is not quite like stepping into one of those little tavernas, it has to be said.
    1.4 (means of access) a door to a better life
    una puerta a un futuro mejor
    the new rules will open the door to all kinds of abuse
    las nuevas reglas dejarán la puerta abierta a todo tipo de abuso
    when one door shuts, another opens
    donde una puerta se cierra, otra se abre

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