masculine noun
1. neck (de persona, animal, botella)
  • al cuello -> around one's neck
  • estar hasta el cuello de algo (figurative) -> to be up to one's eyes in something
  • cuello de botella (figurative) -> bottleneck
2. collar (de prendas)
  • cuello alto -> turtleneck , polo neck (British)
  • cuello de pico -> V-neck
  • cuello vuelto, ->
  • cuello tortuga -> turtleneck (Am), polo neck (British)
3. (anatomy)
  • cuello uterino o del útero -> cervix

cuello [coo-el’-lyo]
1. The neck. (m)
  • Cuello de botella -> (fig.) Bottleneck
2. Neck of a vessel, the narrow part near its mouth. (Metaphorical) (m)
3. Collar of a priest’s garment. (m)
4. Small end of a waxcandle. (m)
5. A large plaited neckcloth, formerly worn. (m)
6. Collar-band of a cloak, coat, shirt, etc. Cuello alto, high collar. (m)
  • De cuello blanco -> white-collar
7. Collar of a beam in oilmills. (m)
  • Levantar el cuello -> (Met.) to be in a state of prosperity

1 (Anatomía) neck
cortar el cuello a algn to cut sb's throat
apostar el cuello
me apuesto el cuello a que no te atreves I bet you anything you don't dare
erguir el cuello to be stuck-up (familiar)
jugarse el cuello to stick one's neck out; put one's neck on the line
no estoy dispuesto a jugarme el cuello para conseguirlo
levantar el cuello to get on one's feet again
cuello del útero cuello uterino cervix; neck of the womb
2 [de prenda] collar; (talla) (collar) size
de cuello blanco white-collar
cuello (a la) caja crew neck
cuello alto polo neck; turtle neck
cuello blando soft collar
cuello (de) cisne polo neck; turtleneck; especialmente (EEUU)
cuello de pajarita wing collar
cuello de pico V-neck
cuello de quita y pon detachable collar
cuello de recambio spare collar
cuello postizo detachable collar
3 [de botella] neck
cuello de botella (Automóviles) bottleneck

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