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cintura

waist

noun

cintura
feminine noun
1. waist
  • meter en cintura (informal figurative) -> to bring under control
  • cintura de avispa -> wasp waist

cintura [thin-too'-rah]
noun
1. The waist. (f)
  • Cintura de avispa -> wasp waist
2. Small girdle for the waist. (f)
  • Meter en cintura -> (Met.) To keep one in a state of subjection
3. Narrow part of a chimney. (f)
verb
4. CANAL.

cintura
1 (Anatomía) waist
me rodeó la cintura con los brazos she put her arms around my waist; tiene poca cintura she has a slim waist; tengo 76cm de cintura my waist (measurement) is 76cm; de cintura para abajo from the waist down
de cintura para arriba
con la dieta redujo unos centímetros de cintura with his diet he reduced his waistline by a few centimetres; with his diet he took a few centimetres off his waistline
cintura de avispa wasp waist
larguísimas piernas, pelo rubio y /cintura de avispa/
2 [de falda, pantalón] waist
un pantalón ancho de cintura a pair of trousers that are loose-fitting around the waist; un vestido alto de cintura a high-waisted dress
meter a algn en cintura to bring sb into line; make sb toe the line
no conseguirán meter en cintura a los presos rebeldes para formar gobierno han tenido que meter en cintura a más de un jefe local en el colegio lo meterán en cintura

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