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el parche
-the patch
See the entry for parche.
él/ella/usted parche
-he/she patches
,you patch
Subjunctiveél/ella/ustedconjugation ofparchar.
usted parche
Affirmative imperativeustedconjugation ofparchar.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (covering)
a. eyepatch (for the eye)
Necesito conseguir un parche para mi disfraz de pirata.I need to get an eyepatch for my pirate costume.
b. patch
La costurera puso un parche en la rotura de mis pantalones.The dressmaker put a patch over the tear in my pants.
2. (dressing)
a. Band-Aid (registered trademark)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me corté afeitándome y tuve que ponerme un parche.I cut myself shaving and had to put a Band-Aid on.
b. sticking plaster (United Kingdom)
Me he cortado el dedo. Tendré que ponerme un parche.I've cut my finger. I'll need to put a sticking plaster on it.
c. plaster (United Kingdom)
Lávate la herida y luego ponte un parche.Wash the wound and then put a plaster on it.
d. poultice (moist and warm)
Siempre podrías aplicarte un parche en este dedo hinchado.You could always put a poultice on that infected finger.
3. (drug delivery system)
a. patch
El parche contiene suficiente medicamento como para durar dos días.The patch contains enough of the drug to last two days.
4. (computing)
a. patch
El técnico instaló un parche y actualizó mi computadora.The technician installed a patch and updated my computer.
5. (music)
a. head
El baterista afinó el parche del tambor nuevo.The drummer tuned the head of his new drum.
6. (spot)
a. patch
Quedó un parche de pintura en la moqueta de la sala.There was a patch of paint left on the living room carpet.
b. blotch
Gabriela fue al doctor porque le salió un parche en la cara.Gabriela went to the doctor because she got a blotch on her face.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(temporary solution)
a. stopgap
Esto no es una solución definitiva. Es solamente un parche.This is not a definitive solution. It's just a stopgap.
b. stopgap solution
Este préstamo no es más que un parche.This loan is just a stopgap solution.
c. Band-Aid (registered trademark)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Tu propuesta solo es un parche. Tenemos que resolverlo completamente.Your proposal is just a Band-Aid. We need to solve it properly.
d. sticking plaster (United Kingdom)
Esta ley es solo un parche para que continúen las negociaciones.This law is just a sticking plaster to keep the negotiations going.
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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. (de tela, goma)
a. patch
2. (emplasto)
a. poultice
3. (chapuza)
a. botch job
4. (para salir del paso)
a. makeshift solution
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1 (pieza) patch; (para un ojo) eye patch
pegar un parche a algn to put one over on sb (familiar)
parche de nicotina nicotine patch
2 (provisional) temporary remedy; stopgap solution
Es evidente que se trata de otros tantos parches que no resuelven el problema de fondo Exigimos que se realice una reconversión económica e industrial total y que no se adopten simples parches
poner parches to paper over the cracks
poner parches a algo siempre andan poniendo parches en vez de soluciones no hacen más que poner parches, sin resolver el problema de findo
3 (Med) (cataplasma) poultice; (Chile) (tirita) sticking plaster; Band-Aid;™ (EEUU)
4 (Música) (piel de tambor) drumhead; (tambor) drum
dar el parche to busk
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