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breast
American English: /brɛst/
British English: /brɛst/

Translation of breast in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 countable (chest) she clasped the child to her breast [literary]
    apretó al niño contra su pecho or [literary] contra su seno
    to beat one's breast to make a clean breast of something
    confesar algo
    he made a clean breast of it
    lo confesó todo
    Example sentences
    • The growth can invade local tissues of the breast and chest wall as well as spread through the blood and lymphatic systems.
    • She sat on the back seat, pressing the envelope to her breast.
    • When he woke up, he found Maria sound asleep on his breast.
    1.2 countable (of woman) (before noun) breast cancer
    cáncer (masculine) de mama or de pecho
    Example sentences
    • All had terminal cancer of the breast, lung, gastrointestinal system or prostate gland.
    • You may notice pink, red or purple streaks along your abdomen, breasts, upper arms, buttocks or thighs.
    • The most researched cancers are those of the bowel, breast, endometrium, prostate, testes, and lung.
    1.3 countable or uncountable (Cookery) (of chicken, turkey) breast of lamb
    pecho (masculine) de cordero
    Example sentences
    • The young birds' breasts showed orange now as they looked hungrily to her, their eyes black and empty.
    • Then it preened its scaly breast feathers with a wide beak.
    • Be sure that it is the native pigeon, a large bird with white plumage on its breast.
    Example sentences
    • Then for my entree: boneless fried chicken breasts, sweet potato fries, and noodle kugel.
    • Plus, tuna has virtually zero saturated fat, which you can't say about red meat or even a breast of chicken.
    • Season remaining three chicken breasts with salt and white pepper.
    1.4 countable (of jacket, coat) (before noun) breast pocket
    bolsillo (masculine) superior
    (de una chaqueta)
    Example sentences
    • She had half expected him to display the garment in the breast pocket of his jacket.
    • The seven-year-old buried her head in Debbie's pajamas, soaking the breast pocket of her shirt.
    • He stuffed his sunglasses into the breast pocket of his shirt as his eyes searched for her.
    1.5 countable
    also: chimney breast

transitive verb

  • 1.1 [literary]
    (waves/waters)
    1.2 [literary]
    (slope/hill)
    Example sentences
    • It turned out to be the highlight of the expedition, the day they breasted the icecap.
    • As the first rays of the sun breasted the peak of the mountain, the enemy slowed.
    • The train made the climb and breasted the summit at a virtually steady 60 mph.
    1.3 (Sport)to breast the tape
    tocar or romper la cinta
    Example sentences
    • On the Potomac, swan-white power launches keep breasting the sulphurous wave.
    • Two huge English gals with shoulders like walruses breasted the waves in perfect unison.
    • He breasted the finish line in five hours and two minutes.

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    rastro

    In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.