Fence in Spanish | English to Spanish Translation
fence
noun
1. (barrier)
a. la valla (F)
My dream is to have a big house with a white fence.Sueño con tener una casa grande con una valla blanca.
b. la cerca (F)
That fence is too tall for us to see over it.Esa cerca es demasiado alta para nosotros ver sobre ella.
c. la alambrada (F) (made of wire)
Be careful, the fence is electrified.Ten cuidado, la alambrada está electrificada.
2. (receiver of stolen goods)
a. el perista (M), la perista (F)
The thief turned the stolen jewels over to his fence.El ladrón le entregó las joyas robadas a su perista.
b. el reducidor (M), la reducidora (F) (Latin America)
It's said in my family that my grandfather worked as a fence for many years.En mi familia se dice que mi abuelo ejerció de reducidor durante muchos años.
transitive verb
3. (to put up a barrier)
a. vallar
We fenced the garden with wire.Vallamos el jardín con alambre.
b. cercar
How much will it cost to fence the field?¿Cuánto me costará cercar el campo?
4. (to deal in stolen goods)
a. traficar
Anyone can fence stolen goods now thanks to the internet.Cualquiera puede ahora traficar con bienes robados por culpa del Internet.
intransitive verb
5. (sport)
a. practicar esgrima
She fences three times a week.Practica esgrima tres veces a la semana.
6. (to avoid)
a. contestar con evasivas
He fenced to withhold the truth.Contestó con evasivas para no contar la verdad.
fence
[fens]
noun
1. valla (f) cerca (f) (barrier)
  • to sit on the fence (sentido figurado) no pronunciarse, nadar entre dos aguas
  • to get off the fence (sentido figurado) pronunciarse
2. perista (sustantivo masculino) (familiar) (receiver of stolen property)
intransitive verb
3. hacer esgrima (as sport)
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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