fence
Noun
1. (barrier) 
a. la valla f, cerca (F) 
2. (fig) 
to sit on the fenceno pronunciarse, nadar entre dos aguas
3. (fig) 
to get off the fencepronunciarse
4. (colloquial) 
a. el perista (M)la perista (F) (receiver of stolen property) 
intransitive verb
5. (as sport) 
a. hacer esgrima 
fence [fens]
noun
1 (gen) valla (f); cerca (f); (wire fence) alambrada (f); (Racing) valla (f)
to mend one's fences (restore relations) mejorar las relaciones; (restore reputation) restablecer la reputación
to sit on the fence no comprometerse; mirar los toros desde la barrera
2 (receiver of stolen goods) perista (m)
transitive verb
1 [+land] vallar; cercar
fenced area zona (f) cercada or vallada
2 [+machinery etc] cubrir; proteger
intransitive verb
1 (Dep) practicar esgrima
2 defenderse con evasivas
A pub landlord survived having a 3ft-long fence post speared through his chest The officers walked into the trap after trees, bushes and fence posts were uprooted and used to block off a cul-de-sac
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