Translation of "string" - English-Spanish dictionary

string

noun uk /strɪŋ/ us /strɪŋ/

very thin rope used for tying things

cuerda fina, cordel
a ball of string

a piece of wire that is part of a musical instrument

cuerda
guitar strings
the strings [ plural ]

the people in a musical group who play instruments with strings, such as the violin

las cuerdas
pull strings

to secretly use the influence that you have over important people to get something or to help someone

manejar los hilos
I may be able to pull a few strings, if you need the money urgently.

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

string

noun /striŋ/

(a piece of) long narrow cord made of threads twisted together, or tape, for tying, fastening etc

cuerda, cordel
a piece of string to tie a parcel
a ball of string
a puppet’s strings

a fibre/fiber etc, eg on a vegetable.

fibra, hebra

a piece of wire, gut etc on a musical instrument, eg a violin

cuerda
His A-string broke
(also adjective) He plays the viola in a string orchestra.

a series or group of things threaded on a cord etc

sarta, collar; hilera, fila
a string of beads.
strings noun plural

(music ) (in an orchestra, the group of people who play) stringed instruments, ie violins, violas, ’cellos and double basses

cuerdas
The conductor said the strings were too loud.
stringy adjective

(especially of meat or vegetables) having a lot of tough fibres/fibers.

fibroso
stringiness noun

fibrosidad, cualidad de fibroso
string bean noun

the long, edible green or yellow pod of certain beans.

judía verde
string instrument noun ( stringed instrument)

a musical instrument that has strings eg violin, guitar etc

Instrumento de Cuerda
The saz is the most popular stringed instrument in Turkey.
have (someone) on a string

to have (a person) under one’s control.

tener a uno en un puño
pull strings

to use one’s influence or that of others to gain an advantage

tocar teclas, utilizar sus enchufes/influencias
The politician was accused of pulling strings in order to get his girlfriend a British passport.
pull the strings

to be the person who is really, though usually not apparently, controlling the actions of others

manejar/mover los hilos
Some people think it is the senior civil servants and not the government who really pull the strings.
string out phrasal verb

to stretch into a long line

extender(se), escalonar(se)
The runners were strung out along the course.
strung up adjective

very nervous.

tenso
stringent /ˈstrindʒənt/ adjective

(of rules etc) very strict, or strongly enforced

riguroso, severo
There should be much more stringent laws against the dropping of rubbish in the streets.
stringently adverb

rigurosamente, severamente
The rules must be stringently applied.
stringency noun

the quality of being strict

rigor, severidad; tirantez
the stringency of the new laws.

scarcity of money for lending etc

estrechez
in times of stringency
(also adjective) The government are demanding stringency measures.

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