Translation of foot in Spanish:
noun plural feet
- 1 countable(of person) pie (masculine)(of animal) pata (feminine)(on sewing machine) pie (masculine)to be on one's feetestar de pieit was a long time before she was on her feet againtardó mucho en recuperarsethey got the company back on its feetvolvieron a levantar la compañíato get o rise to one's feetlevantarsepararse (Latin America)to keep one's feetmantenerse en piego home and put your feet upvete a casa a descansarto sit/kneel at somebody's feetsentarse/arrodillarse a los pies de alguienhe had never set foot in a church beforenunca había pisado una iglesia or entrado en una iglesia antesto go/come on footir/venir a pie or caminando or andandoa foot in the doorit's a way of getting your foot in the doores una manera de introducirte or de meterte en la empresa ( or la profesión etc)once they have their foot in the door, you can't get rid of themsi les abres la puerta, ya no te los sacas de encimamy foot! [colloquial]impossible my foot, a child could have done it!¡qué imposible ni que niño muerto or ni que ocho cuartos! ¡hasta un niño lo podría haber hecho! [colloquial]delicate condition my foot!¡estado delicado mi or tu abuela! [colloquial]not to put a foot wrongno dar un paso en falsothe shoe's o (British English) boot's on the other foot
no cometer ni un errorse ha dado vuelta la tortillato be able to think on one's feetser capaz de pensar con rapidezto be dead o asleep on one's feetno poder tenerse en pieto be on the back footestar a la defensivato be out on one's feetno poder tenerse en pieto be rushed o run off one's feetestar agobiado de trabajoto fall o land on one's feetshe always seems to land on her feetsiempre le sale todo redondoto find one's feetit didn't take him long to find his feet in his new schoolno tardó en habituarse a la nueva escuelato get cold feet (about something)she got cold feetle entró miedo y se echó atrásto get off on the wrong footempezar con el pie izquierdo or con mal pieto have a foot in both campsnadar entre dos aguasto have feet of clay [literary]tener pies de barroto have itchy o itching feetser inquietoafter too long in the same job I start to get itchy feetsi estoy demasiado tiempo en el mismo trabajo me entran ganas de cambiar de airesto have one foot in the grave [colloquial]estar con un pie en la sepulturato have one's feet on the groundtener los pies sobre la tierraI hope he keeps his feet on the ground now he's been promotedespero que no se le suba el ascenso a la cabezato put one's best foot forward(hurry) apretar el paso(do one's best) esmerarse para causar la mejor impresiónto put one's foot down(be firm) imponerse
no ceder(accelerate vehicle) [colloquial]to put one's foot in it [colloquial]
apretar el acelerador
meterle (Latin America) [colloquial]meter la pata [colloquial]to put one's foot in one's mouth [colloquial]meter la pata [colloquial]cometer una gaffeto stand on one's own two feetvalerse por sí ( or mí etc) mismoto sweep somebody off her/his feetshe was swept off her feet by an older manse enamoró perdidamente de un hombre mayor que ellaunder somebody's feetthe cat keeps getting under my feetel gato siempre me anda alrededor or siempre se me está atravesando→ hand 1 2Example 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 hillel pie de la montañaat the foot of the pagea pie de páginathe foot of the bedlos 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)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 (esp (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 billsiempre es Paul quien pagathe company is footing the bill for all the expensesla compañía corre con or se hace cargo de todos los gastosto foot itir a pieir a pata [colloquial]Example 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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