- 1 [Constr] escalera (feminine) (de mano) aerial o (British English/inglés británico) turntable ladder escalera (feminine) giratoriaMore example sentences
- You run around climbing ladders, shimmying across ropes and running from one platform to another, collecting gems while avoiding the bad guys.
- Leaves in different parts of the canopy were accessed with ladders, climbing ropes, and a hydraulic lift, to facilitate photosynthetic measurements with hand-held instruments.
- Entrance for the others by means of climbing ropes or ladders over the wall would be possible, but they needed a quick exit route, and hoped to be carrying Grenwald, bound and gagged as they left.
- 2 2.1 (scale) the social ladder la escala social the promotion ladder el escalafón you have to start at the bottom of the ladder hay que empezar desde abajo another step up the ladder to fame otro peldaño en la escalera hacia la fama 2.2 (British English/inglés británico) [Sport/Deporte] liga (feminine)
- 3 (in stocking, tights) (British English/inglés británico) carrera (feminine)More example sentences
- She's a social climber with ladders in her stockings but a good heart.
- In our house, a clear-out involves binning the odd pair of tights with more ladders than Bob The Builder, or removing a bunch of long-dead flowers from a vase.
- They had to be mended by hand or taken to one of shops in the city where a young woman repaired ladders in silk stockings using a special stand and hook.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo(British English/inglés británico)
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo(British English/inglés británico)
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Central America and Mexico, the word 'botana' means a small portion of food, olives, peanuts etc, usually served with a drink at parties, bars, or social occasions.