Translation of coast in Spanish:


costa, n.

Pronunciation /kəʊst//koʊst/


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    • 1.1(shoreline)

      costa feminine
      • He has fished tuna in the Bay of Biscay and off the south west coast.
      • They explored the coast, seeing birds of all kinds.
      • They have a widespread range and can be found on the coasts of six continents in the winter.
      • They have now moved to the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on the south west coast.
      • There are also plans to have some naval vessels patrol the West African coast.
      • How it was ever going to reach the Atlantic coast was anybody's guess.
      • They had turned to the right and were now following the coast road west.
      • The search for a missing yachtsman whose boat ran aground on the North East coast has been scaled down.
      • Some algae have been observed in large numbers off the South East coast.
      • Slavic peoples migrated into the Balkans and along the Dalmatian coast in the sixth century.
      • There's been a big buildup in military capability, in missiles deployed along the mainland coast.
      • Many mangrove forest areas along the country's coast have been converted into fish farms.
      • Apparently it is expected to pick up speed as it approaches the coast.
      • The hurricane hit the coast with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour.
      • At one time we were fishing off the Labrador coast.
      • Trade was extremely limited, and ships only rarely sailed to the country's coast.
      • The coast road is virtually closed with two or three sets of traffic lights.
      • Irrigated rice agriculture is also practiced in numerous smaller river deltas and plains along the country's coast.
      • Port Moresby on the island's southern coast was only 340 sea miles from Australia.
      • As we crossed the coast of the mainland, we dropped the wing tanks and prepared to face enemy aircraft.

    • 1.2(region)

      costa feminine
      litoral masculine
      the South Coast la costa sur / meridional (de Inglaterra)
      • the East/West Coast la costa Este/Oeste (de los Estados Unidos)
      • from coast to coast de costa a costa

  • 2

    a gentle coast down un suave descenso sin pedalear/sin llevar el motor en marcha

intransitive verb

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    (car/cyclist) (sin pedalear/sin llevar el motor en marcha) deslizarse
    • I closed the door with the belt hanging out, so it would work as a mechanism to keep the car going straight when I coasted it down the hill.
    • Driving through the streets, I noticed a lot of drivers just coasted through stop signs, totally ignoring who might actually have the right of way.
    • Once the radiator blew and he'd coasted onto the centre green, he popped the glove box, took out the can of beer placed there for that specific occasion and stood around yacking to the other drivers that had already been knocked out.
    • Mostly we just coasted along in the Firebird wherever whim directed.
    • Within five minutes I was coasting smoothly across the river as river tugs heaved past below.
    • I coasted to a halt, removed my helmet and sat down on the rocks, watching the lake.
    • I made it up one hill and coasted down the other side; after that, though I was shaky and absolutely drained, I managed to go hard.
    • As we drew closer to the system I cut the engines and let the Moonshadow coast the rest of the way in.
    • He may be coasting down a hill with the gears in neutral and the engine switched off.
    • Even if I ran out of gas, I'd simply coast back down to Harbourville, where I know I'd be well taken care of.
    • The impact had also apparently jarred the engine of my car, as it would not restart; it coasted to a stop at the exit at the bottom of the hill.
    • Once you are successfully coasting in the narrow stance with an upright torso, lift the left toe and get used to coasting that way.
    • Any time the vehicle is coasting, it is not consuming any power, which adds many miles to the vehicle's overall range.
    • The vehicle coasts, slowed only by tire and wind resistance.
    • While you are coasting with both skates parallel, move one skate forward and the other skate backward for balance.
    • In the afternoon, he coasts down the hill on his bicycle to a quaint village, stops at a Peet's coffee shop for a latte or Chai tea, and pumps back up the hill.
    • This is what I love about living in the UK, when you're quietly coasting through a perfect spring morning in this beautiful rolling countryside!
    • Soon they were coasting down the highway towards town.
    • Laboriously we pushed the vehicles up the hill and then pushed off and pedaled like mad until we gained enough speed to coast the two blocks to where the street leveled off again.
    • There's a little strip of grass where you can coast if you blow a tire or a ventricle.
    • There was a gas station a couple of miles up the road so I wasn't worried, I just kept going and coasted the last few hundred yards to the station.
    • Suddenly the sail is flapping and useless, the acceleration is gone, and I'm coasting gently towards the edge of the airfield, still steering with my feet.
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    (move effortlessly)
    he's coasting toward the tape avanza sin ningún esfuerzo hacia la meta
    • she coasted through her exams superó fácilmente los exámenes
  • 3US

    deslizarse en trineo
  • 4

    bordear la costa
    • Instead, he bumped into the Americas on his first voyage of discovery, landing first somewhere in the Bahamas, and then coasting along Cuba, before eventually returning to Spain.
    • A small red ferryboat gently coasted on its way to San Fransisco.
    • After coasting along the shores of Brazil and advancing up the River Amazon, then called Marañon, he returned by way of Hispaniola, to be driven for refuge from storm into the port of Aguada.