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shoulder
American English: /ˈʃoʊldər/
British English: /ˈʃəʊldə/

Translation of shoulder in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (Anatomy) the dress can be worn off the shoulder(s)
    el vestido puede llevarse con los hombros al descubierto
    to have broad shoulders
    ser ancho de hombros or de espaldas
    to shrug one's shoulders the responsibility for it was placed entirely on his shoulders
    le cargaron toda la culpa
    that will take o lift a burden off our shoulders
    eso nos va a quitar un peso de encima
    to look over one's shoulder
    mirar por encima del hombro
    I keep feeling there's someone looking over my shoulder
    tengo la sensación de que me están vigilando
    to stand shoulder to shoulder
    estar hombro con hombro
    we must stand shoulder to shoulder on this issue
    tenemos que estar codo con codo en este asunto
    to cry o weep on somebody's shoulder
    desahogarse con alguien
    a shoulder to cry on
    un paño de lágrimas
    straight from the shoulder
    sin rodeos
    give it to them straight from the shoulder
    díselo sin rodeos
    to give somebody the cold shoulder
    hacerle el vacío a alguien
    to put o set one's shoulder to the wheel to rub shoulders with somebody
    codearse con alguien
    Example sentences
    • Occasionally it starts in one region such as the neck and shoulders and spreads over a period of time.
    • Sitting at a desk all day puts pressure on your lower back, neck and shoulders.
    • The neck, shoulder and wrist should be examined carefully in the patient with elbow pain.
    1.2 (Clothing) a jacket with padded shoulders
    una chaqueta con hombreras
    Example sentences
    • All that's needed is a canvas khaki green belt, or even a jacket with patch pockets and very defined shoulders.
    • Making alterations to other areas, such as the shoulders, back or lapels will change the intended design of the suit.
    • Conventionally sew the garment shoulder and side seams and press the seam allowances open.
    1.3 (Cookery)
    Example sentences
    • Some areas cook the entire hog, others just the pork shoulder, some make pulled pork.
    • From the hams and shoulders he will peel off the outside meat as dog food, but will keep some of the inside meat for his family.
    • The blacksmith, having just purchased a shoulder of mutton, is triumphantly waving it in the air.

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (place on shoulder)
    (knapsack)
    ponerse or echarse al hombro
    (blame/responsibility)
    cargar con
    shoulder arms!
    ¡al hombro, ar!
    1.2 (push)
    empujar con el hombro
    I was shouldered aside
    me hicieron a un lado a empujones
    to shoulder one's way
    abrirse paso a empujones
    Example sentences
    • He reached down to pick up his son, but Hoss shouldered him aside.
    • I walked past him calmly, but when I was at his side, I used all the force I could and shouldered him forcefully.
    • Nevertheless, on his way to escort them out of the club, one of the security personnel shouldered me aside and trod heavily on my foot.
    Example sentences
    • As it has turned out, the more appropriate implement to have been shouldered that day would have been shovels.
    • She shoulders a surprisingly long spear, perhaps to ward off the ardent king, although by that time she had been scarred by smallpox and he had mostly given up his advances.
    • Even the battalion chaplain, Steve Hommel, ended up shouldering an M16 rifle.
    Example sentences
    • Others before him have shouldered the burden of responsibility at a young age.
    • Equally, it is important to understand the way in which the military shoulder their duties and responsibilities during a war.
    • We have to be prepared to shoulder the responsibility and accept the consequences of knowing the truth.

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