Translation of "clock" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /klɒk/ us /klɑk/

A1 a piece of equipment that shows you what time it is

There was a clock on the wall.

(Translation of “clock” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /klok/

an instrument for measuring time, but not worn on the wrist like a watch

The clock chimed five o’clock.
an alarm clock (= a clock with a ringing device for waking one up in the morning).

(informal) an instrument for measuring speed of a vehicle or distance travelled/traveled by a vehicle

My car has 120,000 miles on the clock.
clockwise adverb

in the direction of the movement of the hands of a clock

en sentido de las agujas del reloj, dextrorso
The children moved clockwise round the room, then anticlockwise.
(also adjective) Hurricanes rotate in a clockwise direction in the Southern Hemisphere.
clockwork noun

machinery similar to that of a clock

mecanismo de relojería
a toy which works by clockwork.
clock in/out/on/off phrasal verb

(British ) to register or record time of arriving at or leaving work; punch in/out(American)

Everyday he would clock on at 9 o’clock in the morning and clock off at 5’oclock in the afternoon.
clock up phrasal verb

to reach a total of

I’ve clocked up eight thousand miles this year in my car.
like clockwork

very smoothly and without faults

ir como una seda, ir sobre ruedas
Everything went like clockwork.
round the clock

the whole day and the whole night

día y noche
People work round the clock at the airport.

(Translation of “clock” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)