Translation of "control" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /kənˈtrəʊl/ us /kənˈtroʊl/

[ no plural ] the power to make a person or thing do what you want

control, mando
The new teacher has no control over the class.
He lost control of the car.
under control

If a situation is under control, things are happening in the way that you want them to

bajo control
Don’t worry – everything’s under control.
out of control

behaving very badly and not stopped by anyone

fuera de control
The children were out of control.

a switch or other device used to operate a machine

Where’s the volume control on your phone?

a place where something official, usually a document, is checked

passport control
be beyond someone’s control

If something is beyond your control, you cannot influence or direct it.

estar fuera del control de alguien
There’s nothing we can do – the situation is beyond our control.
out of control

If something or someone is out of control, no one can influence or direct it or them.

fuera de control
The car skidded and went out of control.
take control

to start to rule or govern an area

asumir el mando
The dictator took control of the country in 1933.
verb uk /kənˈtrəʊl/ us /kənˈtroʊl/ present participle controlling, past tense and past participle controlled

B1 to make a person or thing do what you want

Can’t you control your dogs?
control something/yourself

B1 to stop yourself from expressing strong emotions or behaving in a silly way

dominar algo, controlarse
You’re going to have to learn to control your temper.

to limit the number, amount, or increase of something

They couldn’t control the spread of the disease.

to rule or govern an area

The police controlled the country during the civil war.

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


noun /kənˈtrəul/

the right of directing or of giving orders; power or authority

control, mando, poder
She has control over all the decisions in that department
She has no control over that dog.

the act of holding back or restraining

control, dominio sobre sí mismo
government control of prices
I know you’re angry but you must not lose control (of yourself).

(often in plural ) a lever, button etc which operates (a machine etc)

control, mando
The clutch and accelerator are foot controls in a car.

a point or place at which an inspection takes place

passport control.
controller noun

a person or thing that controls

an air-traffic controller.
control tower noun

a building at an airport from which take-off and landing instructions are given

torre de control
Pilots depend on guidance from the control tower to keep them safe.
in control (of)

in charge (of)

controlar; estar al mando de
She is very much in control (of the situation).
out of control

not under the authority or power of someone

fuera de control, descontrolado, desmandado
The brakes failed and the car went out of control
Those children are completely out of control (= wild and disobedient).
under control

bajo control
Keep your dog under control!
Everything’s under control now.

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