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leg / pierna
leg   [leg]
A. -noun
1. [of person]   pierna (f)
b. [of animal, bird, insect]   pata (f)
c. [of furniture]
(=one of set)   pata (f)
(=central support)   pie (m)
d. [of trousers]   pernera (f)
e. [of stocking]   caña (f)
·artificial leg
pierna (f) ortopédica or artificial
·wooden leg   pierna (f) de madera,   pata (f) de palo *
·he was the fastest thing [on] two legs
·era rápido donde los haya
·to give somebody a leg [up]
(British, Great Britain)   *   (literally)   aupar a somebody, someone   (figurative)   dar un empujoncito a somebody, someone *,   echar un cable a somebody, someone *
f. to get one'noun or a leg over   **   humorous
(=have sex)   darse un revolcónoun *
g. to be on its/one'noun last legs >   *   estar en las últimas
·the company is on its last legs
la compañía está en las últimas *
·the washing machine is on its last legs
la lavadora está en las últimas *
h. to pull somebody'noun leg   tomar el pelo a somebody, someone
i. to shake a leg
(=hurry)   espabilarse
(=dance)   menear or mover el esqueleto *
j. show a leg!   *   ¡a levantarse!
k. he hasn't got a leg to stand on   (in case, argument)   no tiene donde agarrarse *
2. (culinary, cooking )
a. [of lamb, mutton, pork]   pierna (f)
b. [of chicken, turkey]   muslo (m),   pata (f)
·frogs' legs
ancas feminine plural de rana
3. (=stage)
a. [of journey]   tramo (m),   etapa (f)
b. [of race]   etapa (f),   manga (f)
c. [of championship]   vuelta (f)
B. -transitive verb   *
·to leg [it]
(=go on foot)   ir a pata *
(=run)   echarse una carrera *
(=run away)   salir por piernas or patas *
C. -compound
·leg bone   -noun   tibia (f)
·leg iron   -noun   (medicine)   aparato (m) ortopédico
·leg irons   -noun plural   (for prisoner)   grilletes masculine plural
·leg [muscles]   -noun plural   masculineúsculos masculine plural de las piernas
·leg room   -noun   sitio (m) para las piernas
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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