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"Grip" is a noun which is often translated as "el agarre", and "frame" is a noun which is often translated as "el marco". Learn more about the difference between "grip" and "frame" below.
grip(
grihp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (adherence)
a. el agarre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A good tire is expected to provide grip and traction.Se espera que una buena llanta brinde agarre y tracción.
2. (grasp)
a. la sujeción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You have to tighten the reins as much as possible to get a good grip.Hay que tensar las riendas lo más posible para tener una buena sujeción.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He has a strong grip on the bat.Agarra el bate con fuerza.
He lost his grip on the railing and fell.Se le escapó el barandal y se cayó.
3. (firm hold over)
a. el control
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The dictator kept a firm grip on everything.El dictador mantenía un control firme sobre todo.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He lost his grip on reality when his father was killed.Perdió contacto con la realidad cuando su papá fue asesinado.
I understand what it feels like to be cheated on, but please do get a grip on yourself!Entiendo cómo se siente ser engañada, pero por favor ¡contrólate un poco!
4. (handle)
a. la empuñadura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A stranger walked in and my hand drifted back to the pistol's grip.Entró un desconocido, y deslicé la mano hacia atrás, a la empuñadura de la pistola.
5. (when greeting)
a. el apretón de manos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
On arriving, Marc exchanged grips with Richard and Meg.Al llegar, Marc se dio un apretón de manos con Richard y Meg.
6. (for hair) (United Kingdom)
a. la horquilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I put a grip in my dog's hair to keep her hair out of her eyes.Le puse una horquilla en el pelo a mi perra para evitar que el pelo le tapara los ojos.
7.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(suitcase)
a. la bolsa de viaje
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She packed her grip and left for Scotland.Empacó su bolsa de viaje y partió para Escocia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to hold)
a. agarrar
Grip the wheel tightly when driving on curvy roads.Agarra el volante firmemente al conducir en carreteras con curvas.
b. sujetar
Grip the rope and pull.Sujeta la cuerda y jala.
9. (to fascinate)
a. fascinar
Your performance in the play gripped me from beginning to end.Tu actuación en la obra me fascinó de principio al fin.
10. (to overwhelm)
a. apoderarse de
The city was gripped by fear for two long years as police searched for the serial killer.El miedo se apoderó de la ciudad por dos largos años mientras la policía buscaba al asesino en serie.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11. (to adhere)
a. adherirse
Our new tread pattern grips on wet or dry roads.El nuevo dibujo de nuestra banda de rodamiento se adhiere a las carreteras mojadas o secas.
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frame(
freym
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (border or case)
a. el marco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What about painting the door frames blue?¿Qué te parece pintar los marcos de las puertas de azul?
b. el tambor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(for embroidery)
I need a bigger frame for my needlework.Necesito un tambor más grande para mis labores.
2. (constructional structure)
a. el armazón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(building, ship, plane)
The frame of the ship was made of wood.El armazón del barco estaba hecho de madera.
b. el bastidor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(car or motorcycle)
If you sand down the frame of the motorcycle, it will look like new.Si lijas el bastidor de la moto, quedará como nuevo.
c. el cuadro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(bicycle)
I'm going to connect an electric battery to the bike frame.Voy a conectar una batería eléctrica al cuadro de la bici.
d. la estructura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(furniture)
The bed frame creaks.La estructura de la cama cruje.
3. (anatomy)
a. el cuerpo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her thin frame was in fact very strong.Su cuerpo delgado era en realidad bastante fuerte.
4. (cinema)
a. el fotograma
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
How many frames per second are movies normally shot at?¿A cuántos fotogramas por segundo se graban normalmente las películas?
5. (TV)
a. el cuadro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This allows videos to be transmitted at 60 frames per second.Esto permite transmitir videos a 60 cuadros por segundo.
6. (image)
a. la fotografía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
How many frames did you take?¿Cuántas fotografías tomaste?
7. (sports)
a. el set
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(snooker)
I'm going to win the next frame!¡Ganaré el siguiente set!
b. el juego
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(bowling)
Our team won two frames in a row.Nuestro equipo ganó dos juegos seguidos.
8. (computing)
a. el frame
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The web page is divided into several frames.La composición de la web se divide en varios frames.
9. (outline)
a. el bosquejo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have the frame of the argument done, but I need more details.Ya terminé el bosquejo del reporte, pero necesito ponerle más detalles.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (to put in a frame)
a. enmarcar
We still have to get our wedding photo framed.Aún tenemos que enmarcar la foto de nuestra boda.
11. (to enclose)
a. enmarcar
Her long hair frames her face.El pelo largo le enmarca la cara.
b. encuadrar
Try to frame the whole landscape.Intenta encuadrar el paisaje completo.
12. (to compose)
a. formular
It depends on how you frame the question.Depende de cómo se formula la pregunta.
b. elaborar (plan)
They have been tasked with framing a plan to solve the problem.Se les ha encargado a elaborar un plan para solucionar el problema.
c. construir (sentence)
We had to frame sentences using the past simple.Teníamos que construir oraciones usando el pasado simple.
13. (to incriminate unjustly)
a. tender una trampa
She isn't a drug dealer; she has been framed!Ella no es una traficante de drogas; ¡le han tendido una trampa!
frames
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
14. (glasses)
a. la montura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
These frames are too big for your face.Esta montura es demasiado grande para tu cara.
b. el armazón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I prefer metal frames to plastic ones.Prefiero los armazones metálicos a los de pasta.
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