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string / cuerda
 
string   [strɪŋ]
strung   verb: past tense   past participle
A. -noun
1. (=cord)   cuerda (f),   cordel (m),   cabuya (f) Latin America,   mecate (m) Mexico
(=lace etcetera)   cordónoun (m)
a. to have somebody on a string   dominar a somebody, someone completamente,   tener a somebody, someone en un puño
b. to pull strings   mover palancas
c. to have two strings to one'noun bow   tener dos cuerdas en su arco
2. (=row)
a. [of onions, garlic]   ristra (f)
b. [of beads]   hilo (m),   sarta (f)
c. [of vehicles]   caravana (f),   fila (f)
d. [of people]   hilera (f),   desfile (m)
e. [of horses etcetera]   reata (f)
f. [of excuses, lies]   sarta (f),   serie (f)
g. [of curses]   retahíla (f)
·a whole string of errors
·toda una serie de errores
3. (on musical instrument, racket)   cuerda (f)
·the strings
(=instruments)   los instrumentos de cuerda
4. (figurative)   condiciónoun (f)
·without strings
·sin condiciones
·there are no strings attached
·esto es sin compromiso alguno
·with no strings attached
·sin compromiso
5. (computing)   cadena (f)
6. (botany)   fibra (f),   nervio (m)
B. -transitive verb
1. [+pearls etcetera]   ensartar
·he can't even string two sentences together
·ni sabe conectar dos frases seguidas
·they are just stray thoughts strung together
·son pensamientos aislados que se han ensartado sin propósito
2. [+violin, tennis racket, bow]   encordar
3. [+beans etcetera]   desfibrar
C. -compound
·string bag   -noun   bolsa (f) de red
·string bean   -noun
(United States)   judía (f) verde,   ejote (m) Mexico,   poroto (m) verde Southern Cone
·string instrument   -noun   instrumento (m) de cuerda
·string orchestra   -noun   orquesta (f) de cuerdas
·string quartet   -noun   cuarteto (m) de cuerda(noun)
·string section   -noun   (music)   secciónoun (f) de cuerda(noun),   cuerda(noun) feminine(plural)
·string vest   -noun   camiseta (f) de malla
 
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