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Pronunciation: /kiːl/

Translation of keel in Spanish:


  • quilla (feminine) on an even keel to keep sth on an even keel mantener* la estabilidad de algo to get sth back on an even keel restablecer* el equilibrio de algo the economy is now on an even keel la economía se ha estabilizado

Phrasal verbs

keel over

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
1.1 (capsize) [ship] volcar(se)* 1.2 (collapse) [colloquial/familiar] [person] caer* redondo [colloquial/familiar], desplomarse

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