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American English: /leɪs/
British English: /leɪs/

Translation of lace in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (fabric)
    (before noun) (handkerchief/curtains)
    de encaje
    Example sentences
    • Here's what you get when you mix luxurious silk with a lace trim and fine ribbon lacing.
    • Her jeans and black shirt were replaced by a dress of blue velvet, cream silk and white lace.
    • Upon her bed was a gown of light blue silk trimmed with white lace and satin bows running from the neck to the waist.
    1.2 (on uniform) (Military)
    Example sentences
    • There was gold lace down the seams on the sides of the arms showing skin.
    • She sat before the organ wearing a simple black dress, no lace, no detail.
    • I had worn a little blue velvet jacket with gold lace and now I clutched it possessively.

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1
    ponerles los cordones a
    ponerles las agujetas a (Mexico)
    ponerles los pasadores a (Peru)
    Example sentences
    • Marshall was lacing his shoes when his brother came in and jumped onto the end of his bed.
    • I situated myself down on the arm of the couch, now fully dressed as I laced my sneakers up.
    • She quickly finished lacing her shoes and looked outside and saw the town as it normally was at dawn.
    1.2 (thread) lace the cord through the holes
    pase el cordón por los agujeros
    Example sentences
    • She tied her pocket closed with jute twine by lacing it through holes she punched in the corners.
    • You could take black satin ribbon and lace it through the big stitches for extra effect.
    • Running decklines through the loops of these device requires the kayak operator to unlash the decklines and lace them through the loops, then re-lash the lines.
  • 2 2.1 (fortify, spice)to lace something with somethinghe laced my drink with vodka
    me echó un chorro de vodka en la bebida
    the dessert was laced with liqueur
    el postre estaba rociado de licor
    a story laced with wit and irony
    una historia con una buena dosis de chispa e ironía
    Example sentences
    • It may arise where the accused is drugged by others or his drink is laced with alcohol.
    • When I was ill, our butler caught Charles lacing my tea with some sort of substance.
    • Noah had calmed down after a couple of drinks, mainly coffee laced with alcohol.
    2.2 (mark, streak) (usually passive) to be laced with something
    estar surcado de algo

intransitive verb

  • lace (up)

    amarrarse (Latin America excluding Río de la Plata)

Phrasal verbs

lace into

verb + preposition + object [colloquial]
1 (physically)
emprenderla a golpes con
arremeter contra
2 (verbally)
arremeter contra
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