Translation of edge in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 countable (cutting part) to put an edge on somethingafilar algocompanies on the leading edge of information technologycompañías a la vanguardia de la informáticahe'll get the rough edge of my tongue [colloquial]me va a oírto be on edge
se las voy a cantar bien claras [colloquial]estar nerviosoto take the edge off somethingher smile took the edge off her critical remarks
tener los nervios de punta or a flor de piel [colloquial]su sonrisa suavizó or hizo menos duras sus críticasthis will take the edge off your appetiteesto te calmará un poco el hambre or [colloquial] te engañará el estómagoExample sentences1.2 uncountable (sharpness) his voice had a menacing edge to it
su voz tenía un tono amenazantethe article lacks critical edgeel artículo no es lo suficientemente incisivo
- The knife has been described as having a six or seven-inch blade with a jagged edge down one side only.
- That means they can be used on the edges of razor blades for a smoother cut.
- Circular blades formed blade breakers on either side of the flare, their outer edges sharpened.
- 2 (advantage) it would give us the edge over our competitorsnos colocaría en una posición de ventaja con respecto a nuestros competidoreshe has a definite edge over his rivalstiene una clara ventaja sobre sus rivaleswe no longer have the edge in quality or priceya no tenemos la delantera ni en calidad ni en precioExample sentences
- He is expected to have the edge over his three rivals.
- Concrete reasoning gives you the edge over your peers and rivals.
- We are constantly looking for improvements that will give us the edge over our competition.
- 3 countable 3.1 (border, brink) (no plural) at the water's edgea la orilla del aguathe car rolled over the edgeel coche se despeñó or se desbarrancóit kept us on the edge of our seats till the endnos tuvo en vilo or en tensión hasta el finalExample sentences
Example sentences3.2 (of object) the cloth had frayed at the edges
- I found a tree toward the edges of the outside area, and sat cross-legged, before unzipping my guitar bag.
- The trim was stitched close to the inside edge then the outside edge.
- The road direct from Middleton is steep and narrow, with the road surface breaking away at the edges due to water erosion in places.
el paño se había deshilachado en los bordesI laid the planks edge to edgecoloqué las tablas lado con ladothe coin landed on its edgela moneda cayó de canto
- The speed and tension of city life has him at the edge of psychosis: something has to give, there has to be a safety valve.
- It's partly the strained atmosphere in Japan at this moment, with the whole nation poised on the edge of a financial crash.
- We never learn from our mistakes and we are all, at any moment, standing at the edge of chaos.
- 1 1.1 (border) the collar was edged with furel cuello estaba ribeteado de pielthe paper was edged in blackel papel tenía un borde negrothe palm trees that edged the beachlas palmeras que bordeaban la playa1.2(lawn/grass)
recortar los bordes deExample sentences
- A smooth border edges the mainspring housing and front of the grip strap to reduce drag and snag when carried concealed under.
- Raffael offers a partial view of a pool edged by rocks with brush hanging over the water.
- In addition, the borders surrounding the central lawn are edged with one-foot squares of flagstone.
- 2 (move cautiously) he edged his chair closer to hersfue acercando su silla a la de ellaI tried to edge her toward the doortraté de llevarla poco a poco hacia la puertashe edged her way along the ledgefue avanzando poco a poco por la cornisaI edged my way along the packed corridorme fui abriendo paso por el pasillo abarrotado de gente
- 3 (sharpen) a voice edged with fearuna voz que dejaba traslucir cierto temorExample sentences
- ‘The next shot won't miss,’ she assured him, malice edging her voice.
- ‘You are slightly late for once,’ he said, sarcasm edging his voice.
- ‘I think… I think that they are going to execute Darrius,’ she responded, worry edging her voice.
- 4 (American English) → edge out
- (+ adverb complement) to edge forward/closer/awayir avanzando/acercándose/alejándose (poco a poco)the child edged closer to his motherel niño se fue arrimando a su madrethey are edging toward an agreementpoco a poco se están acercando a un acuerdothe pound edged up half a cent against the dollarla libra logró subir medio centavo con respecto al dólar
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