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sand
American English: /sænd/
British English: /sand/

Translation of sand in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 uncountable sand-colored
    color arena
    Example sentences
    • The work could be viewed both from boats cruising the bay and from a deserted beach lined with sand dunes.
    • Fort Lauderdale Beach Promenade along Atlantic Boulevard provides scenic and easy access to miles of golden sand beaches.
    • A perfect view of the ocean stretched out before her, the waves rolling slowly towards the rock and sand of the beach.
    1.2 countable (expanse of sand) (often plural) the burning sands of the desert
    las ardientes arenas del desierto
    to build on sand to run into the sand(s)
    estancarse
    the talks ran into the sand(s)
    las conversaciones se estancaron
    the sands are running out for him
    Example sentences
    • Exactly one month later, the Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the £1 million terminal and flew the Swift across the Goodwin Sands himself.

transitive verb

  • sand (down)

    (make smooth)
    (wood/furniture)
    (floor)
    Example sentences
    • If the rust refuses to budge, use a #800 sand paper to sand the metal and repaint.
    • Some log furniture is sanded smooth, some are skipped peeled, some have the bark on and some are completely peeled.
    • After peeling the bark, the knots where the branches were need to be sanded to a very smooth finish.

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