latch

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latch(
lahch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (fastener)
a. el cerrojo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Don't open the latch unless you know who's knocking at the door.No abras el cerrojo si no sabes quién llama a la puerta.
b. el pestillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Bruce slid the latch on the gate to keep the chickens in the corral.Bruce corrió el pestillo de la puerta para que los pollos no se escaparan del corral.
c. la cerradura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The latch on my trunk broke, so every time the car stops it flies open.La cerradura de la cajuela se rompió, por eso cada vez que se para el coche se abre de repente.
d. el pasador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I can't open the window. The latch is too tight.No puedo abrir la ventana. El pasador está demasiado duro.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to fasten)
a. echar el pestillo
Blake forgot to latch the gate and the dogs got out.Blake se olvidó de echar el pestillo de la puerta y los perros se salieron.
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latch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el picaporte m, pestillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
to be on the latchtener sólo el pestillo echado, no la llave
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latch [lætʃ]
noun
(bar) cerrojo (m); pestillo (m); (lock) pestillo (m)
to drop the latch echar el cerrojo or pestillo; the door is on the latch la puerta no tiene echado el pestillo
transitive verb
1 [+door] echar el pestillo a
the door was closed but not latched
2 (fix, fasten) sujetar; asegurar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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