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gauge also: (US also) gage
American English: /ɡeɪdʒ/
British English: /ɡeɪdʒ/

Translation of gauge in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (estimate)
    Example sentences
    • You can only gauge how well any tool works by putting it into action.
    • The enzyme's angular torque profile under load can be gauged by measuring the average curvature and the stochastic fluctuations of actin filaments.
    • Researchers also recorded the subjects' body mass index - a measure used to gauge obesity.
  • 2 (judge, assess)
    Example sentences
    • Whips try to gauge the mood of members, assess how they will express their unhappiness with party policies, and cajole, bully, or conciliate the potential dissident.
    • Usually she could gauge his moods but this was an extreme situation.
    • I had now learned to gauge her emotional moods like a seismologist reads a Richter scale.
  • 3 (measure)
    Example sentences
    • It had 400 full-time people working in the water and soil division, gauging the rivers and measuring the flows.
    • It isn't a tangible quantity; it can't be measured or gauged.
    • Wendy pulled out a tape measure and gauged the distance between the side of the dryer and the wall.


  • 1 (instrument) a pressure/temperature/depth gauge
    un indicador de presión/temperatura/profundidad
    oil/fuel gauge
    indicador (del nivel) del aceite/de la gasolina
    Example sentences
    • On some equipment, a visual sight glass or gauge shows fluid levels without opening the system, while on others a dipstick or other manual measuring device is used.
    • Its new electric utility vehicle features a fuel gauge that displays the current level of battery power.
    • On a desktop computer in the debrief room, you can display flight instruments, gauges, flight paths, and tactical plots.
  • 2 2.1 (measurement)
    (of fibre) galga (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • If you get a good tent, it's 60 gauges, about 130 pounds, it can take care of a family of five to seven throughout the winter, and you can have some items inside the tent that will keep the family warm.
    • A rough analogy: using a net of a certain gauge will fail to catch fish of a certain size, but these uncaught ones are not a definite category of fish.
    • Other popular fabrics for the season include corduroy, but in a finer gauge than was worn during the autumn and winter, and very fine woollens and knitwear.
    2.2 (measure, indication) an accurate gauge of popular feeling
    un fiel indicio del sentir popular
    Example sentences
    • To him the gauge of ‘rightness’ is inclusion in and support by the major and calcified institutions to which Trudeau has been admitted.
    • You know, sometimes the police ask questions when they know the answers because that's giving you a gauge of what kind of person you're dealing with.
    • But given the political progress, that should not necessarily be considered an accurate gauge of the enemy's future.
  • 4 (of shotgun) (US)
    Example sentences
    • For example, suppose you accidentally loaded a 20-gauge shell into a 12 - gauge shotgun.
    • In the loft they found a sawn-off, single-barrel 12 - gauge shotgun, a cartridge belt and a number of cartridges which were compatible with the gun.
    • She said he did not have a permit for any of the weapons he was carrying: a semiautomatic assault rifle, a 12 - gauge shotgun and a pistol.
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