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Spanish translation of “bone”

bone

noun /bəun/
(anatomy ) the hard substance forming the skeleton of man, animals etc
hueso
Bone decays far more slowly than flesh.
(anatomy) a piece of this substance
hueso
She broke two of the bones in her foot.
bony adjective thin
esquelético
bony fingers.
like bone
huesudo
a bony substance.
full of bones
lleno de huesos
This fish is very bony.
bone china noun china in whose manufacture the ashes of burnt bones are used.
porcelana
The dinner plates are made of bone china.
bone idle adjective very lazy
holgazán, vago
He could find a job but he’s bone idle.
a bone of contention noun a cause of argument or quarrelling/quarreling
manzana de la discordia
Ownership of the land was a bone of contention between the two men for many years.
have a bone to pick with (someone) to have something to argue about with (a person)
tener una cuenta que ajustar con (alguien)
I have a bone to pick with you. Why didn’t you do the dishes yesterday?
to the bone thoroughly and completely
hasta los huesos, hasta los tuétanos
I was chilled to the bone.
to the minimum
al mínimo
I’ve cut my expenses to the bone.
(Definition of bone from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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