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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (anatomy)
a. fold
El bebé tiene un sarpullido en el pliegue del brazo.The baby has a rash in the fold of his arm.
2. (unwanted line)
a. crease
Hay varios pliegues en el póster. Espero que no se noten cuando esté colgado en la pared.There are several creases in the poster. I hope they won't be noticeable when it's hanging on the wall.
b. fold (in the skin)
Mi abuela tiene profundos pliegues bajo los ojos.My grandmother has deep folds under her eyes.
3. (intentional fold)
a. pleat
Sería buena idea hilvanar los pliegues antes de lavar la falda para que conserven bien su forma.It would be a good idea to tack the pleats before washing the skirt so that they keep their shape.
b. tuck
¿Y si te hago un pliegue al vestido para que te quede mejor?Why don't I make a tuck in your dress so that it fits you better?
c. crease (made with iron)
Hay que alinear las costuras antes de planchar el pantalón para marcar correctamente el pliegue.You need to line up the seams before ironing your pants to get the crease in the right place.
4. (geology)
a. fold
Los pliegues de la corteza terrestre forman montañas y depresiones.The folds in the earth's crust form mountains and depressions.
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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. ((gen) &)
a. fold
2. (en un plisado)
a. pleat
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1 (doblez) fold; crease
2 (Cos) (gen) pleat; (alforza) tuck;
3 (Geología) fold
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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