Translation of lace in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /leɪs/


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (fabric) encaje (masculine); (as border) puntilla (feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [handkerchief/curtains] de encaje
    More example sentences
    • Here's what you get when you mix luxurious silk with a lace trim and fine ribbon lacing.
    • Her jeans and black shirt were replaced by a dress of blue velvet, cream silk and white lace.
    • Upon her bed was a gown of light blue silk trimmed with white lace and satin bows running from the neck to the waist.
    1.2 (on uniform) [Military/Militar] galón (masculine)

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 [shoes/boots] acordonar, ponerles* los cordones or (Mexico/México) las agujetas or (Peru/Perú) los pasadores a 1.2 (thread) pasar lace the cord through the holes pase el cordón por los agujeros
  • 2 2.1 (fortify, spice)to lace sth with sth he laced my drink with vodka me echó un chorro de vodka en la bebida the dessert was laced with liqueur el postre estaba rociado de licor a story laced with wit and irony una historia con una buena dosis de chispa e ironía 2.2 (mark, streak) (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) to be laced with sth estar* surcado de algo

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • lace (up)

    atarse, amarrarse (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata)

Phrasal verbs

lace into

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento [colloquial/familiar]
1.1 (physically) emprenderla a golpes con, arremeter contra 1.2 (verbally) arremeter contra

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