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

Translation of breast in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (chest) she clasped the child to her breast [literary]
    apretó al niño contra su seno [literary]
    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.
  • 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.
  • 3 countable and uncountable (Cooking) (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.
  • 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.

transitive verb

  • 1 [literary]
    arrostrar [literary]
    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.
    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.
  • 2 [literary]
    coronar [literary]
  • 3 (Sport)to breast the tape
    tocar or romper la cinta
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