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upright

Pronunciation: /ˈʌpraɪt/

Translation of upright in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (vertical) [post/position] vertical; [posture] derecho, erguido to place/stand sth upright colocar*/poner* algo de pie or vertical sit upright siéntate derecho he held himself upright throughout the ceremony se mantuvo erguido durante toda la ceremonia
    Example sentences
    • He was upright immediately, staring at her in shock.
    • Within a matter of seconds, he was snoring as if he were not upright in a car, but lying comfortably in his own bed.
    • When we parted she was upright, energised, smiling and laughing.
    Example sentences
    • It is a typical stone row, comprising a line of upright stone slabs, constructed about 2000 bc as a ceremonial site.
    • Each gate will have the ability to revolve on a hinge, from a horizontal resting position on the bottom of the sea to an upright position rising above sea level.
    • It clicks into place in an upright position when needed.
    1.2 (honest) [character/citizen] recto
    Example sentences
    • John was a much loved and respected member of the community, known for his upright and honest nature.
    • A fine noble gentleman, honest and upright, he gained the respect of everybody.
    • He seemed a decent fellow - honest, upright, considerate, and willing to put others before himself.

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