Translation of tienta in English:
- 1 (tacto) See examples: a tientas, andar or caminar or ir a tientassubió las escaleras a tientasto feel one's waybuscó el timbre a tientashe felt his way up the stairshe groped o fumbled o felt around for the bell
- Cegado, se mueve a tientas y avanza.
- Lo que buscamos no lo estamos buscando a tientas.
- Camina y recorre y descorre su andar a tientas.
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