Share this entry

Share this page

comb

Pronunciation: /kəʊm/

Translation of comb in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 2 (act) (no plural/sin plural) your hair needs a good comb tienes que peinarte bien give your hair a quick comb pásate un peine, date una peinada (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina)
    Example sentences
    • Giving my hair a quick comb through with my fingers I turned around to see that the door was open.
    • With a quick comb of her hair, and the applying of a light coat of make-up and a flowery fragrance, she was out the door.
    • I've taken to wearing baseball caps instead of having a slight comb in the morning.
  • 3 (for disentangling fibres) carda (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • If a comb was used, this would be to get the fibres parallel.
  • 4 (on bird) cresta (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Resplendent in bright orange, black and red, his comb, wattles and ear lobes have been shorn off.
    • Cracids may have a casque, hard comb, wattle or fleshy knob at the base of the bill.
    • As in other grouse species, red grouse combs are larger and brighter in males, and their size is testosterone-dependent.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (pass a comb through) to comb sb's hair peinar a algn to comb one's hair peinarse 1.2 [wool/cotton] peinar
  • 2 (search) [area/field] peinar, rastrear; [files/archives] rebuscar* ento comb sth for sth they combed the area for survivors/clues peinaron or rastrearon la zona en busca de supervivientes/ pistas I combed the newspaper for the story repasé el periódico de arriba abajo buscando el artículo

Definition of comb in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day botella
f
bottle …
Cultural fact of the day

The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.