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wall / pared
 
wall   [wɔ:l]
A. -noun
1. (interior, anatomy)   pared (f)   (outside)   muro (m)
a. [of city]   muralla (f)
(=garden wall)   tapia (f)
·the Great Wall of China
·la Gran Muralla China
·the north wall of the Eiger
·la pared norte del Eiger
b. to come up against a brick wall   tener por delante una barrera infranqueable
·talking to him is like talking to a brick wall
·hablar con él es como hablar a la pared
c. to do something off the wall
(especially United States)   *   hacer algo espontáneamente or de improviso
d. to climb or crawl up the walls   *   (from boredom, frustration)   subirse por las paredes *
e. it drives me up the wall   *   me saca de quicio
f. to go up the wall   *
(=get angry)   ponerse furioso
g. to go to the wall
[firm]   ir a la bancarrota,   quebrar
·walls have ears
·las paredes oyen
2. (Sport)
a. [of players]   barrera (f)
3. (figurative)   barrera (f)
a. to break the wall of silence   romper el muro or la barrera del silencio
B. -compound   [cupboard, light, clock]   de pared   [map, painting]   mural
·wall bars   -noun plural   (Sport)   espalderas feminine plural
·wall hanging   -noun   tapiz (m)
·wall socket   -noun   enchufe (m) de pared
 
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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