transitive verb
1. (to cover with footwear) 
a. to wear 
Todos los hombres calzaban zapatos de vestir.All the men were wearing dress shoes.
b. to put on 
El príncipe calzó el zapato en el pie de la Cenicienta.The prince put the shoe on Cinderella's foot.
2. (to supply footwear) 
El dueño de la zapatería calzó a más de 200 niños pobres.The shoe shop owner provided more than 200 poor children with footwear.
Belén vistió al maniquí, pero se olvidó de calzarlo.Belen dressed the mannequin, but she forgot to put shoes on him.
3. (to fit) 
a. to wear 
Tus botas no me van a entrar. Yo calzo una 9.Your boots are too small for me. I wear a size 9.
4. (to put a wedge) 
a. to wedge 
Calzamos la mesa para que dejara de cojear.We wedged the table so it would stop wobbling.
b. to chock (vehicle) 
Calzaron el auto que estaba estacionado en una bajada.They chocked the car that was parked on a slope.
5. (dentistry) (Latin America) 
a. to fill 
El dentista me calzó dos caries y me blanqueó los dientes.The dentist filled two cavities and whitened my teeth.
reflexive verb
6. (to cover with footwear) 
a. to put on 
Hoy me calcé las botas que me regalaste. Me quedan perfecto.Today I put on the boots you gave me. They fit perfectly.
pronominal verb
7. (colloquial) (to have sex with) (Panama) (Spain) 
Marco se calzó a la chica que conoció en el bar.Marco slept with the girl he met at the bar.
transitive verb
1. (calzado) 
a. to wear 
calzaba zapatos de anteshe was wearing suede shoes
¿qué número calza?what size (shoe) do you take?
2. (poner cuña a) 
a. to wedge, to block 
3. (muela) (Colombia) 
a. to fill 
pronominal verb
4. (general) 
a. to put one's shoes on 
se calzó las botashe put on his boots
¡cálzate!put your shoes on!
transitive verb
1 [+zapatos etc] (llevar) to wear; (ponerse) to put on
calzaba zapatos verdes she was wearing green shoes; ¿qué número calza usted? what size shoes do you wear o take?; what size do you take?
el que primero llega se la calza first come first served
2 [+niño etc] to put shoes on; (proveer de calzado) to provide with footwear; supply with shoes
me ayudó a calzarme las botas he helped me to put my boots on
No hay cuero para calzar a las tropas ni paño para vestirlas.
3 (Mil) etc [+armas] to bear
4 (Técnica) [+rueda etc] to scotch; chock; (con cuña) to put a wedge (under); (bloquear) to block; (asegurar) to secure
5 (Col) [+diente] to fill
6 (poner punta a) to tip; put an iron tip on
intransitive verb
calza bien he wears good shoes
calza poco
no calza mucho
he's pretty dim (familiar)
pronominal verb
calzarse los zapatos to put one's shoes on
calzarse un empleo to get a job; calzarse a algn to keep sb under one's thumb
calzarse a algn to screw sb (vulgar)
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