Translation of foot in Spanish:
noun/nombre (plural feet)
- 1 countable/numerable (of person) pie (masculine); (of animal) pata (feminine); (on sewing machine) pie (masculine) to be on one's feet estar* de pie, estar* parado (Latin America/América Latina) it was a long time before she was on her feet again tardó mucho en recuperarse they got the company back on its feet volvieron a levantar la compañía to get o rise to one's feet ponerse* de pie, levantarse, pararse (Latin America/América Latina) to keep one's feet mantenerse* en pie go home and put your feet up vete a casa a descansar to sit/kneel at sb's feet sentarse*/arrodillarse a los pies de algn he had never set foot in a church before nunca había pisado una iglesia or entrado en una iglesia antes to go/come on foot ir*/venir* a pie or caminando or andando a foot in the door it's a way of getting your foot in the door es 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 them si les abres la puerta, ya no te los sacas de encima my foot! [colloquial/familiar] 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/familiar] delicate condition my foot! ¡estado delicado mi or tu abuela! [colloquial/familiar] not to put a foot wrong no dar* un paso en falso, no cometer ni un error the shoe's o (British English/inglés británico) boot's on the other foot se ha dado vuelta la tortilla to be able to think on one's feet ser* capaz de pensar con rapidez to be dead o asleep on one's feet no poder* tenerse en pie to be on the back foot estar* a la defensiva to be out on one's feet no poder* tenerse en pie to be rushed o run off one's feet estar* agobiado de trabajo to fall o land on one's feet she always seems to land on her feet siempre le sale todo redondo to find one's feet it didn't take him long to find his feet in his new school no tardó en habituarse a la nueva escuela to get cold feet (about sth) she got cold feet le entró miedo y se echó atrás to get off on the wrong foot empezar* con el pie izquierdo or con mal pie to have a foot in both camps nadar entre dos aguas to have feet of clay [literary/literario] tener* pies de barro to have itchy o itching feet ser* inquieto after too long in the same job I start to get itchy feet si estoy demasiado tiempo en el mismo trabajo me entran ganas de cambiar de aires to have one foot in the grave [colloquial/familiar] estar* con un pie en la sepultura to have one's feet on the ground tener* los pies sobre la tierra I hope he keeps his feet on the ground now he's been promoted espero que no se le suba el ascenso a la cabeza to put one's best foot forward (hurry) apretar* el paso (do one's best) esmerarse para causar la mejor impresión to put one's foot down (be firm) imponerse*, no ceder (accelerate vehicle) [colloquial/familiar], apretar* el acelerador, meterle (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar] to put one's foot in it [colloquial/familiar] meter la pata [colloquial/familiar] to put one's foot in one's mouth [colloquial/familiar] meter la pata [colloquial/familiar], cometer una gaffe to stand on one's own two feet valerse* por sí ( or mí etc) mismo to sweep sb off her/his feet she was swept off her feet by an older man se enamoró perdidamente de un hombre mayor que ella under sb's feet the cat keeps getting under my feet el 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/sin plural) pie (masculine) the foot of the hill el pie de la montaña at the foot of the page a pie de página the foot of the bed los 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/numerable (measure)(plural foot or , feet)pie (masculine) he is six foot ofeet tall mide 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/no numerable (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [dated/anticuado], (infantry) infantería (feminine) an army of 5000 foot un ejército de 5.000 hombres a pie
- 5 countable/numerable (in poetry) pie (masculine)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.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
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