- 1 uncountable (back part)parte (feminine) trasera or posterior or de atrása room at o (in American English also) in the rear of the buildinguna habitación en la parte trasera or en la parte de atrás del edificiothe courtyard at o (in American English also) in the rear of the buildingel patio de detrás del edificiothe rear of the trainlos últimos vagones del trenshe sat in the rear (Cars)iba sentada atrás or en el asiento traserothe people at o (in American English also) in the rear couldn't hearla gente que estaba al fondo no oíaExample sentences
- Staff vehicles enter at the rear of the building by means of a ramp that leads down to a subterranean car park.
- Stromness Fire Brigade were called out and extinguished the fire, which caused minor damage to the doors at the rear of the building.
- One of the buildings at the rear of the main house dates from that time.
- 3 countable (buttocks) [colloquial]Example sentences
- Now Macy's in New York is endorsing big bottoms by adding an extra 2.5in to their dummies' rears.
- We're not getting off our rears and just walking places.
- If our folks sit on their rears, the Republicans are better organized in Pennsylvania than they've ever been.
- (window/wheel)the rear entrance
traserola puerta de atrásrear lamp o light (British English) (Cars)luz (feminine) trasera or de atrásthe rear windows overlook a gardenlas ventanas de atrás or del fondo dan a un jardínExample sentences
- The back end was completely crumpled and the rear window was shattered.
- I live smack between two bridges, and I see them both from my rear windows - I can see them now.
- One round went through my already shattered rear window; another whistled past my head.
- 1 (raise)(child/cattle/horses)
- She felt her baby had a better chance with new parents better equipped to rear her child.
- This means that the original enslaver was not concerned with the ‘cost of production’ - the cost of rearing a child until it was old enough to be sold into the trade.
- Jackson used the exercise to demonstrate the challenges parents face in rearing children.
- The firm rears chickens from just days old and processes them through to cooked finished products.
- These larvae were reared separately until eclosion and both classes were viable.
- The scientists from the University of California at San Francisco reared young rats in an environment of moderate continuous noise.
pararse en dos patas (Latin America)(with anger, fear) encabritarseExample sentences
- Already last night difficulties were rearing up.
- Glennon and Holmes reared up on the referee: ‘We're not going to be dictated to by television,’ Glennon told him.
- She held him upright and kind of buried his face in her shoulder, which didn't seem right, but neither of the Grans reared up on her, so it must have been okay.
- 2 (tower)erguirsethe mountains reared (up) before us
alzarselas montañas se erguían or se alzaban ante nosotrosExample sentences
- Beyond it, the Cumbrian mountains rear, an impenetrable barrier.
- The mountains now rear before us like terrestrial tsunamis - snow-peaked surf in five-thousand metre sets.
- Lahore station rears out of the surrounding anarchy like a liner out of the ocean.
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