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American English: /tul/
British English: /tuːl/

Translation of tool in Spanish:


  • 1 (instrument)
    (workman's etc) herramienta (feminine)
    garden tools
    herramientas (feminine plural) de jardinería
    utensilios (masculine plural) de jardinería
    they are the tools of his trade
    son sus herramientas de trabajo
    the use of unemployment as a political tool
    el uso del desempleo como instrumento político
    to down tools (British)
    Example sentences
    • There will be exhibitors offering garden furniture, pots, wickerwork, gardening tools and implements old and new, wrought ironwork and various craft stalls.
    • The divers teamed up in groups of two or three, and each group carried with them cutting tools and lift bags.
    • Implements, tools, and equipment should be cleaned of soil and root debris before moving them to non-infested fields.

transitive verb

  • 1 (shape)
    Example sentences
    • It's really a beautiful little piece of work, bound in leather that's been tooled with a lovely design of roses and vines.
    • Houdini's diaries took up an entire shelf - about a dozen volumes, each boxed in an expensive leather slipcase, gold tooled - a treasure surely worth a few hundred thousand dollars.
    • Franklin has tooled the design himself: a rectangle within a rectangle within a rectangle of gold, the inner and the middle joined at the corners with floral rolls.
    Example sentences
    • Long gone are the tooled finishes from hand-held chisels that could render differences in texture across the face of a stone block, or from one stone to the next.

Phrasal verbs

tool up

verb + adverb
(instalar la maquinaria necesaria para una operación determinada)
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