Translation of foot in Spanish:
noun plural feet
- 1 countable(of person)(of animal)(on sewing machine)to be on one's feetit was a long time before she was on her feet againestar de piethey got the company back on its feettardó mucho en recuperarseto get o rise to one's feetvolvieron a levantar la compañíato keep one's feetlevantarsepararse (Latin America)go home and put your feet upmantenerse en pieto sit/kneel at somebody's feetvete a casa a descansarhe had never set foot in a church beforesentarse/arrodillarse a los pies de alguiento go/come on footnunca había pisado una iglesia or entrado en una iglesia antesa foot in the doorit's a way of getting your foot in the doorir/venir a pie or caminando or andandoonce they have their foot in the door, you can't get rid of themes una manera de introducirte or de meterte en la empresa ( or la profesión etc)my foot! [colloquial]impossible my foot, a child could have done it!si les abres la puerta, ya no te los sacas de encimadelicate condition my foot!¡qué imposible ni que niño muerto or ni que ocho cuartos! ¡hasta un niño lo podría haber hecho! [colloquial]not to put a foot wrong¡estado delicado mi or tu abuela! [colloquial]the shoe's o (British English) boot's on the other footno dar un paso en falsono cometer ni un errorto be able to think on one's feetse ha dado vuelta la tortillato be dead o asleep on one's feetser capaz de pensar con rapidezto be on the back footno poder tenerse en pieto be out on one's feetestar a la defensivato be rushed o run off one's feetno poder tenerse en pieto fall o land on one's feetshe always seems to land on her feetestar agobiado de trabajoto find one's feetit didn't take him long to find his feet in his new schoolsiempre le sale todo redondoto get cold feet (about something)she got cold feetno tardó en habituarse a la nueva escuelato get off on the wrong footle entró miedo y se echó atrásto have a foot in both campsempezar con el pie izquierdo or con mal pieto have feet of clay [literary]nadar entre dos aguasto have itchy o itching feettener pies de barroafter too long in the same job I start to get itchy feetser inquietoto have one foot in the grave [colloquial]si estoy demasiado tiempo en el mismo trabajo me entran ganas de cambiar de airesto have one's feet on the groundestar con un pie en la sepulturaI hope he keeps his feet on the ground now he's been promotedtener los pies sobre la tierrato put one's best foot forwardespero que no se le suba el ascenso a la cabeza(hurry)apretar el paso(do one's best)to put one's foot down (be firm)esmerarse para causar la mejor impresiónimponerseno ceder(accelerate vehicle) [colloquial]to put one's foot in it [colloquial] to put one's foot in one's mouth [colloquial]apretar el aceleradorto stand on one's own two feetcometer una gaffeto sweep somebody off her/his feetshe was swept off her feet by an older manvalerse por sí ( or mí etc) mismounder somebody's feetthe cat keeps getting under my feetse enamoró perdidamente de un hombre mayor que ella→ hand 1 2el gato siempre me anda alrededor or siempre se me está atravesandoExample sentences
- The Antipodes were the body's extremities, its feet or its finger nails.
- Loop one end of the tubing around the ball of the foot with the injured ankle.
- This slows blood circulation and causes even more fluid to build up in your feet and ankles.
- The floor of the print tends to be drawn upwards as the animal withdrew its foot from wet and sticky sediments.
- They have an opposable hallux on their hind feet, and their pelage is soft, thick, and wooly.
- The animal takes off with a push from its large and muscular hind limbs and lands on its hind feet and tail.
- A presser foot, for a sewing machine for use in sewing slide fasteners to garments, has a foot portion pivotally mounted on a vertically movable presser bar.
- When threading up any sewing machine make sure the foot is 'up' as this opens the tension disks and the thread goes between.
- 2 (bottom, lower end) (no plural) the foot of the hillat the foot of the pageel pie de la montañathe foot of the beda pie de páginalos pies de la camaExample sentences
- Tomorrow, the team will be dropped by helicopter into the jungle and must trek to their base at the foot of a volcano.
- He came on with Jessica St Rose aka Pepper Sauce, as her small but vibrant fan base rushed to the foot of the stage.
- The dive base lay at the foot of a steep boulder slope, overhung by a high, arched ceiling adorned with enormous stalactites.
- 3 countable (measure)also: plural foot or feethe is six foot ofeet tallmide seis piesExample sentences
- Takeshi stood a good six feet tall for a young man of 16.
- He stood six feet tall and was covered in coarse black fur.
- The center was a large room a good five hundred feet in diameter and several stories high.
- 4 uncountable(especially British English) [dated] (infantry)an army of 5000 footun ejército de 5.000 hombres a pie
- 5 countable (in poetry)Example sentences
- A trochee is a metrical foot of two syllables, the first long and the second short.
- The division of a line of poetry into feet is much like the division of a musical phrase into bars.
- But she genuinely excels on those occasions when she employs a mixture of metrical feet.
- it's always Paul who foots the billthe company is footing the bill for all the expensessiempre es Paul quien pagato foot itla compañía corre con or se hace cargo de todos los gastosir a pie or [colloquial] a pataExample sentences
- Contrary to international law, it will be the world that foots the bill, estimated at $50-60 million.
- But isn't the public, which currently foots the bill for one third of RTE's total revenue, entitled to know exactly where their money is going?
- But, regardless of the squabbling, who foots the bill?
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