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Spanish translation of “spot”

spot

noun /spot/
a small mark or stain (made by mud, paint etc)
mancha
She was trying to remove a spot of grease from her skirt.
a small, round mark of a different colour/color from its background
punto
His tie was blue with white spots.
a pimple or red mark on the skin caused by an illness etc
grano
She had measles and was covered in spots.
a place or small area, especially the exact place (where something happened etc)
sitio, lugar
There was a large number of detectives gathered at the spot where the body had been found.
a small amount
poquito
Can I borrow a spot of sugar?
spotless adjective very clean
sin mancha, impecable
a spotless kitchen.
spotlessly adverb
de manera impecable
Her house is always spotlessly clean.
spotlessness noun
aseo
spotted adjective marked or covered with spots
moteado, con puntos
Her dress was spotted with grease a spotted tie.
spotty adjective (of people) covered with spots
con granos
a spotty face / young man.
spottiness noun
con aspecto moteado
spot check noun an inspection made without warning, especially on items chosen at random from a group
control hecho al azar
We only found out about the flaw during a spot check on goods leaving the factory.
spotlight noun (a lamp for projecting) a circle of light that is thrown on to a small area
foco
The actor was lit by a single spotlight in the middle of the stage.
in a spot in trouble
en un apuro/ aprieto
His failure to return the papers on time put her in a spot.
on the spot at once
en el mismo momento
She liked it so much that she bought it on the spot (also adjective) an on-the-spot decision.
in the exact place referred to; in the place where one is needed
en el lugar exacto
It was a good thing you were on the spot when he had his heart attack (also adjective) our on-the-spot reporter.
(especially with put) in a dangerous, difficult or embarrassing position
en una situación incómoda
The interviewer’s questions really put the Prime Minister on the spot.
spot on adjective very accurate or exactly on the target
en el blanco
His description of Mary was spot on!
(Definition of spot from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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