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Pronunciation: /dres/

Translation of dress in Spanish:


  • 1 countable/numerable (for woman, girl) vestido (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • She also hit the mark with her black silk flower print strapless dresses with their asymmetrical handkerchief hemlines.
    • All the dresses and garments were well made, but I just can't see the theme of this collection.
    • This just shows white dresses don't have to be boring and can vary a lot.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (clothing, style of dressing) the local dress el traje típico del lugar they arrived in formal dress llegaron vestidos de etiqueta actors in period dress actores con traje(s) de época they adopted Western dress adoptaron el modo de vestir or la vestimenta occidental he took great care over his dress se preocupaba mucho por su atuendo or su indumentaria she has good/no dress sense tiene buen gusto/mal gusto para vestirse

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (put clothes on) vestir* to get dressed vestirse* I'm not dressed no estoy vestido she wasn't dressed for the occasion no estaba vestida de forma adecuada para la ocasión she was well/badly dressed iba bien/mal vestida a smartly dressed woman una mujer elegantemente vestida he was dressed in white/rags/uniform iba (vestido) de blanco/con harapos/de uniforme she was dressed in a kimono llevaba (puesto) un kimono 1.2 (provide clothes for) vestir* she's dressed by Balmain la viste Balmain
  • 2 [Cookery/Cocina] 2.1 (prepare) [chicken/fish] preparar dressed crab cangrejo (masculine) preparado 2.2 (season) [salad] aliñar
  • 4 (fertilize) [field/topsoil] abonar
  • 6 [Military/Militar] [company/troops] alinear

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 (put on, wear clothes) vestirse* he always dresses in black siempre (se) viste de negro she dresses very well (se) viste muy bien to dress to the right/left cargar* or (Mexico/México) calzar* a la derecha/izquierda 1.2 (dress formally) we don't dress for dinner no nos cambiamos para cenar
  • 2 [Military/Militar] alinearse dress right! ¡vista a la derecha!

Phrasal verbs

dress down

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (reprimand) [colloquial/familiar] regañar, echarle una regañina a [colloquial/familiar], retar (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) , darle* or pasarle un café a (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio vestirse* informalmente

dress up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (dress smartly) ponerse* elegante all dressed up and no place o (British English/inglés británico) nowhere to go compuesta y sin novio, vestida y alborotada (Mexico/México) 1.2 (in fancy dress) disfrazarse* to dress up as sth disfrazarse* de algo I'm going to dress up as a pirate me voy a disfrazar de pirata 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 2.1 (dress smartly) poner* elegante 2.2 (in fancy dress) disfrazar* to dress sb up as sth disfrazar* a algn de algo 2.3 [idea/plan] disfrazar* criticism dressed up as advice críticas disfrazadas de consejos

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