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seal / foca
 
seal   1   [si:l]
A. -noun   (zoology)   foca (f)
B. -compound
·seal cull
·seal culling   -noun   matanza (f) (selectiva) de focas
C. -intransitive verb
·to go sealing
·ir a cazar focas
 
seal / sello
 
seal
2
[si:l]
A. -noun
1. (=official stamp)   sello (m)
·the papal/presidential seal
·el sello papal/presidencial
a. they have given their seal of [approval] to the proposed reforms =   han dado el visto bueno a or han aprobado las reformas que se planean
·it has the Royal Academy'noun seal of approval
·cuenta con la aprobaciónoun or el visto bueno de la Real Academia
b. seal of [quality] =   sello or marchamo (m) de calidad
c. this [set] the seal on their friendship/on her humiliation =   esto selló su amistad/remató su humillaciónoun
d. [under] my hand and seal   formal usage   firmado y sellado por masculineí
2. [of envelope, parcel, exterior of bottle, jar]   precinto (m)   (inside lid of jar)   aro (m) de goma   (on fridge door)   cierre (m) de goma   (on door, window)   burlete (m)
·the seal on the windows is not very good
·estas ventanas no cierran bien
3. (religion)
·the seal of the [confessional]
·el secreto de confesiónoun
B. -transitive verb
1. (=close)
[+envelope]   cerrar
[+package, coffin]   precintar
[+border]   cerrar
·a sealed envelope
·un sobre cerrado
lip  
sign  
2. (=stop up, make airtight)
[+container]   tapar or cerrar herméticamente
[+surface]   sellar
·the wood is sealed with several coats of varnish
·la madera se sella con varias capas de barniz
3. (=enclose)
a. to seal something [in] something
·seal the letter in a blank envelope
·mete la carta en un sobre en blanco y ciérralo
·seal in airtight containers
·guárdelos en recipientes herméticos
4. (figurative)
(=confirm)
[+bargain, deal]   sellar
[+victory]   decidir
[+somebody'noun fate]   decidir,   determinar
·that goal sealed the match
·ese gol decidió or determinó el resultado del partido
5. (culinary, cooking )
[+meat]   sofreír a fuego vivo para que no pierda el jugo
 
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