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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (mechanics)
a. brake
Alguien le cortó los frenos, así que no pudo parar y se estrelló en el cruce.Somebody cut his brakes, so he was unable to stop and crashed at the intersection.
2. (horse riding)
a. bit
Sé que mi caballo lo detesta, pero el freno es la única manera de comunicarme con él cuando monto.I know my horse hates it, but the bit is the only way I can communicate with him when I ride with him.
3. (restraint)
a. check
Con este sistema de frenos y contrapesos, cada rama del gobierno puede limitar y controlar los poderes de las demás.With this system of checks and balances, each branch of the government can limit and control the powers of the others.
b. brake
Como perdimos los fondos para nuestro proyecto, tuvimos que poner freno a la planificación.Since we lost funding for our project, we had to put a brake on the planning process.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (orthodontics)
a. braces
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Está contenta que los frenos le están poniendo bien los dientes, pero se queja de que le duelen.She is happy that her braces are straightening her teeth, but she complains that they hurt.
b. brace (United Kingdom)
Sus padres hicieron que se pusiera frenos en los dientes porque los tenía muy torcidos.Her parents made her put a brace on her teeth because they were so crooked.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (automotive)
a. brake
2. (colloquial)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡echa el freno!put a sock in it!, that's enough of that!
pisar el frenoto step on the brakes
frenos ABSABS brakes
freno automáticoautomatic brake
frenos de discodisk brakes
3. (de caballerías)
a. bit
4. (contención)
a. check
poner freno ato put a stop to
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1 (Automóviles) (Mecánica) brake
líquido de frenos brake fluid; el pedal del freno the brake pedal; echar el freno o los frenos to apply the brake(s); pisé el freno I put my foot on the brake; I applied the brake; soltar el freno to release the brake
¡echa el freno, Madaleno! put a sock in it! (familiar)
freno de aire air brake
freno de disco disc brake
freno de mano handbrake; emergency brake; (EEUU)
poner o echar el freno de mano to put on the handbrake
freno de tambor drum brake
freno de vacío vacuum brake
freno hidráulico hydraulic brake
freno neumático pneumatic brake
freno pedal foot brake
frenos ABS ABS (brakes); ABS (braking)
2 [de caballo] bit
morder o tascar el freno to champ at the bit
3 (contención) brake
medidas que actúan como freno al crecimiento económico measures that act as a brake on economic growth; measures that slow down economic growth; poner freno a algo: hay que poner freno a la especulación we must curb speculation; puso freno a las malas lenguas he stopped the gossip
frenos y contrapesos frenos y equilibrios (Política) checks and balances
4 (S. Cone) (hambre) hunger
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