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"Grips" is a form of "grip", a noun which is often translated as "el agarre". "Terms" is a plural noun which is often translated as "las condiciones". Learn more about the difference between "grips" and "terms" 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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terms(
tuhrmz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (stipulations of an agreement)
a. las condiciones
(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).
Per the terms of this agreement, you will pay a monthly maintenance fee.Según las condiciones de este acuerdo, pagarás una cuota de mantenimiento mensual.
b. los términos
(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 are the terms of this contract?¿Cuáles son los términos de este contrato?
2. (relationship)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Alejandra and Marisol are on good terms right now, but I don't think it will last long. Alejandra y Marisol se llevan bien actualmente, pero dudo que dure mucho.
I'm on friendly terms with most of my neighbors. Tengo una buena relación con la mayoría de mis vecinos.
term
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (word or phrase)
a. el término
(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 origin of the term "rule of thumb" is controversial.El origin del término "regla del pulgar" es controvertido.
4. (definite length of time)
a. el plazo
(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 want a short-term loan.Quiero un préstamo de corto plazo.
b. el periodo
(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).
Replacement or repair of a part does not extend the warranty term.El reemplazo o la reparación de una pieza no extiende el periodo de la garantía.
c. el período
(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 term of this agreement is six months beginning on the date of the first payment.El período de este acuerdo es de seis meses a partir de la fecha del primer pago.
d. el mandato
(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).
(official or political)
The president's term lasts six years.El mandato del presidente es de seis años.
5. (part of the school year)
a. el trimestre
(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).
(three months)
After term ends, we're all going to the beach.Después de que se acabe el trimestre, nos vamos todos a la playa.
b. el cuatrimestre
(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).
(four months)
When does the new term begin?¿Cuándo empieza el nuevo cuatrimestre?
c. el semestre
(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).
(six months)
He's studying calculus and physics this term.Está estudiando cálculo y física este semestre.
6. (pregnancy)
a. el término
(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 recommend that you rest until the pregnancy is brought to term.Recomiendo que descanses hasta llevar el embarazo a término.
7. (mathematics)
a. el término
(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 don't know which term in the equation you are referring to.No sé a cuál término de la ecuación te refieres.
8. (prison sentence)
a. la condena
(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).
The prisoner will serve his term in New York.El prisionera cumplirá su condena en Nueva York.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to designate)
a. calificar de
They termed the president a hero for his decision.Calificaron de héroe al presidente por su decisión.
b. llamar
I think the director has incorrectly been termed a genius.Creo que el director ha sido llamado un genio erróneamente .
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