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size 1

American English: /saɪz/
British English: /sʌɪz/

noun

  • 1
    (dimensions) tamaño (masculine)
    (of problem, task, operation) magnitud (feminine)
    envergadura (feminine)
    what size is it?
    ¿de qué tamaño es?
    ¿qué tamaño tiene?
    ¿cómo es de grande?
    it was the size of a walnut
    era del tamaño or ( (Chile) tb) del porte de una nuez
    their house is half/twice the size of ours
    su casa es la mitad/el doble de grande que la nuestra
    just look at the size of that dog!
    ¡mira qué perro más enorme!
    to cut glass/cloth to size
    cortar vidrio/tela a (la) medida
    that's about the size of it [colloquial]
    de eso se trata
    (as answer) tú lo has dicho
    así es
    to cut somebody down to size
    poner a alguien en su sitio
    bajarle los humos a alguien [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • The craftspeople construct everything in small scale and the houses range in size up to palaces which can cost as much as a full-sized house.
    • The size of the house excluding underground parking is about 4,100 square feet.
    • The houses vary in size, with a choice of one to four bedrooms, sleeping up to eight.
  • 2
    (of shoes, gloves) número (masculine)
    what size do you take?
    ¿qué talla or (River Plate area) talle tiene or usa?
    I take (a) size 10 in shoes
    calzo or ( (Spain) tb) gasto el número 10
    can I try the next size up?
    ¿me puedo probar una talla or (River Plate area) un talle más grande?
    try this one on for size
    pruébese este a ver cómo le queda la talla or (River Plate area) el talle
    try this for size: you go and I stay [colloquial]
    ¿qué tal si vas tú y yo me quedo? [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • The dress was a couple of sizes too big and with the belt on, the neckline dipped dangerously low.
    • She was barefoot, and wearing only a flowered dress which was a size too big for her skinny frame.
    • Vantage offers Big and Tall sizes in seven basics and bestsellers, including a woven shirt, a windshirt, and a sweater.

transitive verb

  • (classify according to size)
    ponerle la talla or (River Plate area) el talle a
    Example sentences
    • Yes, I've sort of sized this for a tall 3yo by adding an inch and a half to the length and an inch to the width.

Phrasal verbs

size up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
[colloquial]
(problem)
evaluar
he immediately sized up the situation
enseguida evaluó la situación or se hizo una composición de lugar
she sized him up straight away
enseguida lo caló [colloquial]
they sized each other up warily
se miraron recelosamente, como midiéndose

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size 2
American English: /saɪz/
British English: /sʌɪz/

noun

transitive verb

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