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American English: /wɔl/
British English: /wɔːl/

Translation of wall in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (freestanding)
    (of castle, city) muralla (feminine)
    I'd put them up against a wall and shoot them
    yo los llevaría a todos al paredón
    garden wall sea wall the Berlin Wall (History)
    el muro de Berlín
    Hadrian's Wall
    la muralla or el muro de Adriano
    it's like talking to a brick wall to go/be driven to the wall (company/business)
    irse a pique
    up the wallI was going or crawling up the wall with boredom
    estaba que me trepaba or subía por las paredes del aburrimiento
    she drives me up the wall
    me saca de quicio
    me enerva
    she'll go up the wall when she finds out
    se va a poner furiosa cuando se entere
    Example sentences
    • The Washburn Valley is true Dales country, with stoutly-built stone barns and sinuous walls dividing up the fields of deep velvety green.
    • The slow seep through the garden wall made the whole area under the grapes a muddy swamp.
    • By the time I got to the drystone wall that divides the plot from the public footpath and the beck, the sobs had changed to screams of rage.
    1.2 (barrier) a wall of fire/flames/silence
    una barrera de fuego/llamas/silencio
    an impenetrable wall of prejudice
    una barrera infranqueable de prejuicios
    to come up against a brick wall
    darse de narices contra una pared
    Example sentences
    • Detectives met a wall of silence despite being convinced that several local people knew who was responsible.
    • Bullet-proof glass and protective walls will hopefully put paid to any terrorist attacks.
    • He carried on his celestial observations alone from a tower situated on the protective wall of the cathedral.
  • 2 (of building, room) is that an outside or a common or (British) party wall?
    ¿esa pared es exterior o medianera?
    this must not go or pass beyond these (four) walls
    esto que no salga de aquí
    to have one's back to the wall
    estar en un apuro or en un aprieto
    walls have ears (before noun) wall bars (Sport)
    espalderas (feminine plural)
    wall light/lamp
  • 3 3.1 (of stomach, artery)
    Example sentences
    • The outer layer of the wall of the large intestine is weaker in some areas than in others.
    • The outer wall of the braincase becomes the alisphenoid and the dermal skull bones.
    • There were several points of adhesion from the lung to the chest wall and to the mediastinal pleura.
    3.2 (of tire)
    Example sentences
    • At the strategic location of Pointe du Hoc, American Rangers scaled the cliff walls on D-Day.
    • Up close, the walls were like the surface of the moon, made vertical.
    • Describing the feeling of what it is like to scale a craggy wall with ease, Kirsty likened the experience to a Zen state.

Phrasal verbs

wall in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1 (surround with wall)
cercar con un muro or una pared or una tapia
2 (entomb)

wall off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
separar con una pared or un muro or una tapia

wall up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
2 (imprison)
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