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spell en inglés británico

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spellverb

uk /spel/ us /spel/

spell verb (FORM WORDS)

A2 [ I or T ] spelled or UK also spelt, spelled or UK also spelt to form a word or words with the letters in the correct order:

How do you spell receive?
Shakespeare did not always spell his own name the same way.
Our address is 1520 Main Street, Albuquerque. Shall I spell that (out) (= say in the correct order the letters that form the word) for you?
I think it's important that children should be taught to spell.

Más ejemplos

  • Could you spell your name again, please?
  • Some words are more difficult to spell than others.
  • Does she spell her name with a C or with a K?
  • She always spells my name wrong.
  • He even spelled his own client's name wrongly.

spell verb (DO INSTEAD)

[ T ] spelled, spelled mainly US to do something that someone else would usually be doing, especially in order to allow them to rest:

You've been driving for a while - do you want me to spell you?

Phrasal verb(s)

spellnoun [ C ]

uk /spel/ us /spel/

spell noun [ C ] (PERIOD)

a period of time for which an activity or condition lasts continuously:

I lived in Cairo for a spell.
She had a brief spell as captain of the team.
I keep having/getting dizzy spells (= periods of feeling as if I'm turning around).

a short period of a particular type of weather:

a spell of dry weather
The weather forecast is for dry, sunny spells.

Más ejemplos

  • In this current cold spell, many old people are dying needlessly of hypothermia.
  • It looks as if we are in for a settled spell this week.
  • After a brief spell in the army, he started working as a teacher.
  • He had a brief spell in the army.
  • She had a couple of spells in a mental hospital.

spell noun [ C ] (MAGIC)

spoken words that are thought to have magical power, or (the condition of being under) the influence or control of such words:

The witch cast/put a spell on the prince and he turned into a frog.
A beautiful girl would have to kiss him to break (= stop) the spell.
Sleeping Beauty lay under the wicked fairy's spell until the prince woke her with a kiss.

(Definición de spell del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

spell en inglés americano

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spellverb

us /spel/

spell verb (FORM WORDS)

[ I/T ] to form a word or words with the letters in the correct order:

[ I ] As a child he never learned to spell.
[ T ] Send it to Dr. Mikolajczyk – I’ll spell that name for you (= say the letters that form the word).

spell verb (RESULT)

[ T ] to have usually something unpleasant as a result:

This cold weather could spell trouble for gardeners.

spellnoun [ C ]

us /spel/

spell noun [ C ] (PERIOD)

a period of time during which an activity or condition lasts:

a spell of wet weather
She lived in London for a short spell in the 1980s.

spell noun [ C ] (POWER)

a magic power produced by speaking a set of words or taking a specific set of actions:

He was placed under a spell that could be broken only when the princess kissed him.

(Definición de spell del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)