Translation of cheek in Spanish:

cheek

mejilla, n.

Pronunciation /tʃiːk//tʃik/

noun

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    • 1.1Anatomy
      (of the face)

      mejilla feminine
      cachete masculine Latin America informal
      • I took deep breaths of the cold wind in my face, letting it blow the hair back from my face and sting my cheeks and nose.
      • As it was, I felt a burning pain on my left cheek below my eye and all over my arm.
      • The blow swung his head around to the side; his cheek stung long afterwards.
      • Tears began to roll down my cheeks as my stomach clenched again.
      • Her hair stuck to her cheeks, her face and eyes were red, her lip was bleeding because she bit down so hard.
      • I rolled onto my side and propped my cheek on one hand, watching him as he stretched languidly and opened the small drawer.
      • He lifted his hand and gently brushed away the tears rolling down her cheek, with his thumb.
      • He must have been studying the bruised lump on the right side of my forehead and long red cut on my cheek below.
      • Tears rolled down her cheeks, but her face remained calmed and her eyes were still fixed upon Alex's.
      • This time I sat up, raised my elbow next to my cheek and stretched the back of my arm behind my head.
      • Tears are rolling down my cheeks and Dad's face is red.
      • She put her arm round his neck, touching the side of his cheek and her fingertips stuck to its surface.
      • I wipe away a tear that's somehow rolling down my cheek with the back of my hand.
      • He steps forward and touches my cheek, his hand neither warm nor cold against my skin.
      • I can see Casey kissing her cheeks, just below her eyes, and my own eyes start tearing up at that.
      • One of his hands traced up along the side of my tearstained cheek and through my hair.
      • When he smiled a dimple was visible just below his right cheek.
      • His wheat colored hair appeared to have never been cut; reaching to his shoulders to cover up the hallow cheeks and stopping just below his jaw line.
      • He opened them again and looked into her caring eyes as he felt her hand moving from his cheek to the left side of his chest.
      • Some women also develop more hair on their chin, upper lip, cheeks, arms and legs during pregnancy.

    • 1.2Anatomy
      informal (buttock)

      nalga feminine
      cachete masculine Southern Cone informal
      • But as soon as my cheeks eased their way onto the firm, but well-cushioned seat, I was converted.
      • Here I was telling him something that was quite major and he had the cheek to be sarcastic.
      • I can't believe someone had the cheek to write this letter.
      • It is surprising that she had the cheek to pursue her act to the highest court of appeal.
      • They had the cheek to ask me if I could work tonight.
      • Or, you know, cover it up with a skirt that actually reaches below the cheeks.
      • They then had the cheek to complain that the recovery of costs against them was unfair and a hardship on them!
      • I am upset because they had the cheek to give me a ticket - although I can see the funny side.
      • He even had the cheek to object when I insisted that it had to be coloured in.
      • When they stood up for a hymn, he noticed that her dress was tucked into the cheeks of her posterior.
      • The English agent even had the cheek to send an e-mail saying he was doing a bunk and planned to emigrate to Italy.
      • So I took great pleasure in showing her my student card - she had the cheek to wish me happy birthday!
      • She also had the cheek to question our lack of footpaths!
      • In the bar, punters were downing real ale or orange juice, and staring resentfully at the three people who'd had the cheek to light up a cigarette.
      • Even when things went wrong, they had enough cheek to get away with it.
      • He had the cheek to tell workers their demand, which will mean a rise of as little as 30p an hour, was ‘exorbitant’.
      • They slapped the cheeks of their buttocks and made facial parodies that I found embarrassing.
      • They even had the cheek to threaten sanctions against clubs that refused to release players.
      • When we found out we went and they had the cheek to turn us away.

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    • 2.1informal (impudence)

      descaro masculine
      frescura feminine
      cara feminine informal
      morro masculine Spain informal
      patudez feminine Chile informal
      he had the cheek to … tuvo el descaro / la frescura (or la cara etc.) de …
      • what (a) cheek! ¡qué cara (más dura)!

    • 2.2British informal (impudent words)

      insolencias feminine
      impertinencias feminine
      to give sb a lot of cheek ser muy insolente con algn


transitive verb

British
informal

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    contestar
    responder
    • You would never have cheeked me before and I simply won't have it now.
    • They cheeked us back and we told them it wasn't a playground and shouted get out.
    • She didn't like it at all and cheeked her coach, who ordered her out of the gym.
    • Without a second glance she cheeked the offending driver, forgetting her windows were too darkly tinted for the person to see, and then relaxed back in her comfortable driver's seat and flicked on the radio.
    • He was cheeking teachers for the first time since she had known him.
    • When I like someone I find I do that terrible thing of giving them a bit of cheek and I am sorry to say that I cheeked the great man himself this very day.
    • But while the Queen had to act properly, it was Fleming who spoke of improper things, made crude jokes, and cheeked the governesses and tutors.
    • He continues to cheek his betters, even after he has bested them.