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brazo / arm
brazo   -noun masculine
1. [de persona]   arm
b. [de animal]   foreleg
·se echó a los brazos de su madre
·he threw himself into his mother'noun arms
c. [dar] el brazo a somebody, someone =   to give somebody one'noun arm
·le dio el brazo al bajar del autobúnoun
·he gave her his arm as they got off the bus
d. coger a somebody, someone [del] brazo =   to take somebody by the arm
·cogió a su hermano del brazo
·she took her brother by the arm
·iban (cogidos) del brazo
·they were walking arm in arm
e. llevar a somebody, someone [en] brazos =   to carry somebody in one'noun arms
f. con los brazos abiertos   with open arms
g. dar el brazo a torcer   to give way,   give in
h. luchar a brazo partido   to fight tooth and nail
i. ser el brazo derecho de somebody, someone   to be somebody'noun right-hand man/woman
·brazo de gitano   (culinary, cooking )   swiss roll
·brazo de reina
(Cono Sur)   (culinary, cooking )   swiss roll
2. [de sillónoun, tocadiscos, grúa, cruz]   arm
·brazo de lámpara   lamp bracket
·brazo de lámpara de gas   gas bracket
·brazo de lectura   pick-up arm
·brazo lector   pick-up arm
3. (=secciónoun)
·brazo armado   military wing
·brazo político   political wing
·brazo secular   secular arm
4. (geography)
·brazo de mar   inlet,   arm of the sea,   sound
a. estar o ir hecho un brazo de mar   to be dressed up to the nines *
·brazo de río   channel,   branch of river
5. [de árbol]   branch,   limb
6. literary
(=fuerza)   arm
·el brazo de la ley
·the long arm of the law
7. brazos
(=trabajadores)   hands,   men
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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