- 1.1 countable/numerable [Anatomy/Anatomía] hueso (masculine) this is too much for my poor old bones yo ya no estoy para estos trotes I can feel it in my bones tengo ese presentimiento meat on/off the bone carne (feminine) con/sin hueso the bare bones (of sth) lo básico (de algo) as dry as a bone requeteseco to be a bone of contention ser* la manzana de la discordia to be close to the bone pasarse de castaño oscuro [colloquial/familiar] to cut sth to the bone we've cut costs to the bone hemos reducido los gastos a lo esencial or al mínimo he cut his finger to the bone se cortó el dedo hasta el hueso to have a bone to pick with sb tener* que ajustar cuentas con algn to make no bones about sth she makes no bones about her sympathies/being an atheist no esconde or no oculta sus preferencias/que es atea let's make no bones about it no nos andemos con tapujos or con rodeosMore example sentences1.2 countable/numerable (of fish) espina (feminine) 1.3 countable/numerable
(bones plural)(of dead person) restos (masculine plural), huesos (masculine plural) [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
- Direct injury to the spine may cause a bone fracture anywhere along your vertebral column.
- Years ago we realized that if we combined all our accidents, there was hardly a bone in the human skeleton we hadn't broken.
- Bone marrow is a spongy tissue inside certain bones of the body that produces blood cells.
More example sentences1.4 uncountable/no numerable (substance) hueso (masculine)
- Sighing, he pulled his weary bones to their feet and decided coffee was the best option.
- He lowered his aching bones to the floor after a harder day's work than he'd ever done.
- I dragged my tired bones to the bathroom to shave.
More example sentences
- Just ahead, in the wider section of the pass, the dried bones and carcasses of men and pack animals lay strewn about.
- We are still unburying the bones, the remains, of the people who got killed.
- In centuries past, graves would be exhumed, and any bones remaining would be collected and buried deeper down, thereby allowing fresh graves on top.
More example sentences
- The material would be gradually replaced by healthy, newly grown bone and blood vessels.
- My latest cut-down bone handled table knives have a near quadrant at the tip and cut unbelievably.
- The spongy bone material was then used for DNA extraction.
- Mining activity has been a constant source of bone and ivory artifacts over the last several decades.
- What's more, treasured wood was decorated with bone, jade, gold, bronze and shells adding to the value.
- The earliest example of European poetry about a stranded whale is an Anglo-Saxon inscription on a whale bone casket of about 700 AD.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- [meat] deshuesar; [fish] quitarle las espinas a
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