chock
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chock(
chak
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (under a wheel)
a. el calzo
(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).
You have to put chocks under all the wheels before you start work on the brakes.Hay que colocar calzos en todas las ruedas antes de empezar a trabajar en los frenos.
b. la cuña
(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).
The ground crew pulled away the chocks and the plane rolled forward.El personal de tierra retiró las cuñas y el avión empezó a rodar hacia adelante.
c. el calce
(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).
Special chocks are used to stop the trucks moving when the ferry is at sea.Usan unos calces especiales para evitar el desplazamiento de los camiones cuando el ferry está en alta mar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to place wedges under)
a. calzar
We chocked the wheels of the truck to stop it rolling down the hill.Calzamos las ruedas del camión para que no se fuera por la cuesta.
b. poner un calzo a
I hopped out of the cab and chocked both the front tires.Me baje rápidamente de la cabina y le puse un calzo a cada rueda delantera.
c. poner una cuña a
The brakes weren't too good so I chocked one of the wheels.Los frenos no estaban muy bien así que puse una cuña a una de las ruedas.
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chock
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for wheel of car, plane)
a. el calzo
(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).
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chock [tʃɒk]
noun
(wedge) calzo (m); cuña (f)
transitive verb
calzar; poner un calzo or una cuña a
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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