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Spanish translation of “string”


noun /striŋ/
(a piece of) long narrow cord made of threads twisted together, or tape, for tying, fastening etc a piece of string to tie a parcel a ball of string a puppet’s strings apron-strings. a fibre etc, eg on a vegetable. a piece of wire, gut etc on a musical instrument, eg a violin 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 a string of beads. strings noun plural (in an orchestra, the group of people who play) stringed instruments, ie violins, violas, ’cellos and double basses
The conductor said the strings were too loud.
stringy adjective (especially of meat or vegetables) having a lot of tough fibres. stringiness noun
fibrosidad, cualidad de fibroso
string bean the long, edible green or yellow pod of certain beans. stringed instruments musical instruments that have strings eg violins, guitars etc.
instrumentos de cuerda
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 to stretch into a long line
extender(se), escalonar(se)
The runners were strung out along the course.
strung up very nervous. stringent /ˈstrindʒənt/ adjective (of rules etc) very strict, or strongly enforced There should be much more stringent laws against the dropping of rubbish in the streets. stringently adverb
rigurosamente, severamente
stringency noun the quality of being strict the stringency of the new laws. scarcity of money for lending etc in times of stringency (also adjective) The government are demanding stringency measures.
(Definition of string from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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