thread
noun
1. (sewing) 
a. el hilo (M) 
I can't find thread that is the same color as the button I want to sew.No puedo encontrar un hilo que sea del mismo color que el botón que quiero coser.
2. (filament) 
a. la hebra (F) 
Jack caught the thread of cheese dangling above his mouth with his finger.Jack tomó con su dedo la hebra de queso que colgaba de su boca.
3. (sequence) 
a. el hilo (M) 
There´s no common thread between the characters in this book.No hay hilo común entre los personajes de este libro.
4. (of screw) 
a. la rosca (F) 
I can't tighten the screw because the thread is nicked.No puedo ajustar el tornillo porque la rosca está mellada.
b. el filete (M) 
Make sure the thread is lubricated before you turn the screw.Antes de ajustar el tornillo, asegúrate de que el filete esté lubricado.
transitive verb
5. (to put onto a string) 
a. enhebrar 
It took me ten minutes to thread the needle and five minutes to hem these pants.Tardé diez minutos en enhebrar la aguja y cinco en hacer el dobladillo a estos pantalones.
6. (to connect with a string) 
a. ensartar 
Once you have threaded the beads together, attach the clasp of the necklace.Una vez que hayas ensartado las cuentas, coloca el gancho del collar.
b. enhebrar 
She makes pretty bracelets by threading seashells together.Hace unas pulseras lindas por enhebrar conchas.
threads
plural noun
7. (colloquial) (clothes) 
a. los trapos (M) (colloquial) 
Be careful with the iron! These threads cost me an arm and a leg.¡Ten cuidado con la plancha! Estos trapos me costaron un ojo de la cara.
thread
Noun
1. (of cotton, nylon) 
a. el hilo (M) 
a (piece of) threadun hilo
2. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
to hang by a threadpender de un hilo
to lose the thread of the conversationperder el hilo de la conversación
3. (of screw, bolt) 
a. la rosca (F) 
transitive verb
4. (needle) 
a. enhebrar 
5. (beads) 
a. ensartar 
to thread one's way between the carsavanzar sorteando los coches
thread [θred]
noun
1 (Cos) hilo (m)
a needle and thread una aguja e hilo; cotton/nylon thread hilo (m) de algodón/nylon
to hang by a thread pender de un hilo
2 [of silkworm, spider] hebra (f)
3 (drift, theme) hilo (m)
to lose the thread (of what sb is saying) perder el hilo (de lo que algn está diciendo); to pick up the thread(s) again [of conversation, thought] retomar el hilo; [of process, problem] volver a tomar las riendas; she picked up the threads of her life/career again tomó de nuevo las riendas de su vida/carrera
to pick up the [thread] of a story/an argument the plot is complicated, but irrelevant: you could pick up the thread at any point in the film he asked her to repeat an early part of the story so that he could pick up the thread again to pick up the [threads] of one's life it was a terrible blow but now maybe she can pick up the threads of her life with the crisis behind her, she began to pick up the threads of her life Abramov continued, picking up the threads of his previous observations it will obviously take you a little time to pick up the threads of your old job
4 [of screw] rosca (f); filete (m)
transitive verb
[+needle] enhebrar; [+beads] ensartar
he threaded the string through the hole ensartó la cuerda por el agujero; to thread one's way through a crowd colarse entre or abrirse paso por una multitud; the river threads its way through the valley el río se abre paso a través del valle
Phrases with "thread"
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needle and thread
aguja e hilo
thread count
el conteo de hilos
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