elástico

elástico(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (elasticated)
a. elastic
El material del vestido es bastante elástico así que debería estirar y servirte.The dress material is quite elastic so it should stretch to fit you.
b. stretchy
El coletero es elástico pero si lo estiras mucho se romperá.The hair band is stretchy but if you stretch it too much, it will snap.
c. resilient
Este juguete tiene la peculiaridad de que es elástico y cuando se estira siempre vuelve a su tamaño original.The peculiar thing about this toy is that it is resilient and always goes back to its normal size when you stretch it.
2. (not fixed)
a. flexible
Mi horario es muy elástico así que puedes venir a cualquier hora.My hours are very flexible so you can come by any time.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (material)
a. elastic
Las prendas de talla única suelen estar hechas con elástico para adaptarse a todo el mundo.One-size clothing usually contains elastic so it can adapt to anyone.
b. piece of elastic
Mi madre cosió un elástico a la cintura de los vaqueros cuando me quedé embarazada.My mother sewed a piece of elastic into my jeans waistband when I got pregnant.
4. (elastic band)
a. rubber band
Sujeta el póster con un elástico para que no se desenrolle.Tie the poster with a rubber band so it doesn't unroll.
b. elastic band (United Kingdom)
Mi hermanito recoge y colecciona los elásticos que deja el cartero por el suelo.My little brother picks up and collects all the elastic bands the postman drops on the floor.
5. (game)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. French skipping
Conozco varias canciones que podemos cantar mientras saltamos al elástico.I know several songs we can sing while we play French skipping.
b. elastics
Las niñas están jugando al elástico en el parque.The girls are playing elastics in the park.
c. Chinese jump rope
¿Quieres jugar al elástico con nosotras?Do you want to play Chinese jump rope with us?
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elástico
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (cuerpo)
a. elastic
2. (horario, interpretación)
a. flexible
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
3. (cinta)
a. elastic
4. (goma elástica)
a. rubber band
5. (de pantalón, falda)
a. elasticated waistband
elástico
adjective
1 [+material] elastic; [+principio] flexible; [+superficie etc] springy
2 (adaptable) (gen) elastic; (moralmente) resilient
(material) elastic; (trozo) piece of elastic; (goma) elastic band;
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