llave translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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llave

  
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1    [+de puerta]   key  
→ bajo llave      under lock and key  
→ cerrar con llave      to lock  
cerrar una puerta con llave      to lock a door  
→ echar (la) llave (a)      to lock up  
"llave en mano"      "with vacant possession"  
MODISMOS guardar algo bajo siete llaves      to keep sth under lock and key  
MODISMOS ¡por las llaves de San Pedro!      by heaven!  
MODISMOS tener las llaves de la caja      to hold the purse strings  
  llave de cambio   shift key  
  llave de contacto     (Aut)   ignition key  
  llave espacial   spacing bar  
  llave maestra   skeleton key, master key
2    [+de gas, agua]   tap, faucet   (EEUU)  ,   (Elec)   switch  
  llave de bola   ballcock, floater   (EEUU)     
  llave de cierre   stopcock  
  llave de flotador   ballcock, floater   (EEUU)     
  llave de paso  
[+del agua]  
stopcock  
[+del gas]  
mains tap  
cerrar la llave de paso del agua/gas      to turn the water/gas off at the mains  
  llave de riego   hydrant
3      (Mec)   spanner  
  llave ajustable   adjustable spanner  
  llave de carraca   ratchet spanner, ratchet wrench   (EEUU)     
  llave de ruedas (en cruz)   wheel brace  
  llave inglesa   monkey wrench
4      (Mús)   stop, key
5      (Tip)   curly bracket, brace bracket
6      (Dep)   [+de lucha libre]   lock  
[+de judo]  
hold
7    [+de escopeta]   lock
8      (Cono Sur, Arquit)   beam, joist
9    llaves     (Méx, Taur)   horns
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
llave USB nf.
USB key

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
pass key
exp.
master key
exp.
under lock and key
adv. adj.
turnkey
[BIZ]
exp.
the front door key
exp.
"with vacant possession"
exp.
the key to my room
exp.
this key is a bit stiff
nm.
turnkey contract
[BIZ]
exp.
to lock
exp.
I locked the door
exp.
to lock a door
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'llave' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
llave
n.
la llave
[INFO]
n.
la llave
[INFO]
n.
la llave
[INFO]
n.
la llave
[INFO]
n.
la llave
[INFO]
exp.
media llave
adj.
llave en mano
[BIZ]
n.
la llave USB
n.
la llave de muñeca
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"llave": examples and translations in context
Intentaron que les consiguiera una tarjeta llave. They... tried to make me get them a key card.
Recibiste la primera llave y habrá otras. You've received the very first key and others will follow.
Hemos estado buscando esa llave desde entonces. We have been looking for that key ever since.
Debiste haber buscado la llave después. You should've looked for the key later.
Hasta entonces guardaré la llave aquí mismo. Until then I'll keep the key right here.
Me robaron la llave mientras dormía. They stole my keys when I was unconscious.
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