Translation of leg in Spanish:
- 1 (Anatomy) (of person)(of animal, bird) pata (feminine)break a leg! [colloquial] [humorous] (Theater)¡(buena) suerte!he/she can talk the hind legs off a donkey! [colloquial]habla como una cotorra or (hasta) por los codos [colloquial]not to have a leg to stand on [colloquial]llevar todas las de perdershake a leg! [colloquial]¡muévete! [colloquial]show a leg! (British English) [colloquial]
apúrate (Latin America)¡a levantarse!to be on one's/its last legs [colloquial] to get a o one's leg over (British English) [slang]
¡vamos, arriba! [colloquial]echarse un polvo [slang]to get on one's hind legs (to stand up) [colloquial]ponerse de pieto pull somebody's leg [colloquial]
pararse (Latin America) (to go into a rage) (American English)
ponerse bravo [colloquial]tomarle el pelo a alguien [colloquial]to stretch one's legs to walk one's legs off [colloquial]matarse caminando or (especially Spain) andando [colloquial](before noun) (muscle)
de la pierna(injury)leg irons
en la piernagrilletes (masculine plural)(Medicine)
aparato (masculine) ortopédico (para la pierna)Example sentences
- This dinosaur grew to about four meters long and a little over a meter tall, walking on all four legs.
- The beast stood on two legs, but walked hunched over, with its front claws just inches off the ground.
- I was feeling so unnerved, and uncomfortable by now, the small hairs on my arms and legs stood on end.
- 2 2.1 (Cookery) (of lamb, pork)Example sentences2.2 (Clothing)
(measurement) entrepierna (feminine)Example sentences2.3 (of chair, table)
- Roast chicken legs in a slow oven until the flesh falls off the bone when pressed.
- He ripped a chicken leg off the bird and chewed happily, a bit of grease dripping down his chin.
- Next time you roast chicken or a leg of lamb, tuck some pumpkin chunks into the roasting dish.
- Trouser legs are down to ankles and kaftans are girded with a long piece of rope.
- Max Mara proposes high-waisted pants closed with a row of tiny buttons down the legs.
- Charlie looked down at the eager young man sat on the edge of his seat, pawing at the rigid pleat of his trouser leg.
- He got up from the table, his chair legs scraping against the ground when he pushed it back.
- Seated in the chair facing the mirror, chained to the leg of the table, was Darren Hammer.
- Improvised weapons such as shovels, chairs and table legs also can be used to fend off adversaries.
- 3 (stage — of competition, race)(— of journey) etapa (feminine)I ran the second leg of the relaycorrí el segundo relevoExample sentences
- This is used to cover the expenses incurred on the return leg of the journey.
- He was still feeling poorly at Cannes, where it poured with rain, and so they proceeded on the return leg of their journey via Paris.
- As the two-stroke fumes were starting to make even the more robust feel queasy, we embarked upon the return leg of our journey.
- There's been more action in the opening five minutes of this game than in both legs of the all-Milan semi-final.
- Alex McLeish's side came off second best to the Russian champions in the first leg of their final qualifying round tie.
- The runners-up from the eight groups will play the first leg of their second round ties at home, which may offer a small advantage to their opponents.
- The 800-metres specialist clocked a season's best 48.4 in the 400 metres and was even quicker in his leg of the relay.
- ‘We wanted to do better, but this is what we had,’ said Phelps, who swam the second leg of the relay.
- On the first leg of the race ‘Loose Cannon’ outdistanced the fleet leaving them in a wind hole at the windward mark.
transitive verb -gg-
- to leg it [colloquial](go on foot) ir a pata [colloquial](run) ir corriendo(escape) tomarse las de Villadiego [colloquial]
poner pies en polvorosa [colloquial]Example sentences
- He legged it back to the taxi containing his producer and production team.
- I had money on him taking the cash and legging it.
- ‘Then two men pushed us aside and ripped the front off the machine before legging it past Waverley's and Safeway into the cemetery,’ she said.
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