Translation of comb in Spanish:

comb

peine, n.

Pronunciation /kəʊm//koʊm/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(for hair)

      peine masculine
      peinilla feminine Latin America
      peineta feminine Chile
      to go over sth with a fine-tooth comb examinar / revisar algo minuciosamente / con lupa
      • I stood in the mirror, dragging the comb through my neatly trimmed hair.
      • Use a wide toothed comb to distribute the mixture through the hair.
      • He stumbled to the bathroom, brushed his teeth, and ran a wet comb through his hair.
      • These are worn with mantillas (lacy scarves worn over the hair and shoulders), long earrings, and hair ornaments such as combs or flowers.
      • On top were two simple silver combs to pull your hair back.
      • This involves lifting the hair with a metal comb and burning off the ends with a lighted taper.
      • She stood behind her mother, ivory comb in hand, brushing through the voluminous red hair.
      • ‘Finished,’ I called out and pulled the gold combs out of my hair as he turned back to face me.
      • Vincent sat on her bed and watched her, captivated, as she stood before the mirror, adjusting the comb in her disheveled hair.
      • Grimacing, she pulled the comb through her tangled mass of long brown hair.
      • A large tortoiseshell comb in her hair saved her life.
      • She sprayed perfume around herself into the air, and pinned the crystal combs into her hair.
      • Jeweled combs also made a huge splash at the Golden Globes.
      • Some kind of comb was dragged through my hair, leaving a burning path along my scalp.
      • She reached up and pulled the combs from her hair.
      • Sighing, I grabbed a comb and began untangling the knots in my black hair.
      • She wasn't wearing anything that could be considered feminine except maybe her hair comb.
      • He slowly reached up his hand to brush away the wet hair that was clinging to her face, escaped from the hair combs which had been lost in the depths of the water.
      • However, combing through the hair with a louse comb and examining the teeth of the comb for living lice detects more cases than direct visualization alone.
      • Besides the explosion of headbands and jeweled hair combs, watch for a continual rise in the popularity of all types of silk and couture hair flowers.
      • Another woman eats an ice cream as her young daughter eyes the sparkly hair bobbles and shiny combs in a shop window.
      • He took out his pocket comb and ran it through his thinning hair.
      • I took the fine toothed comb and skimmed my hair.
      • I quickly brushed my teeth and ran a comb through my hair.
      • After breaking another tooth off of my comb, I realized that my hair was the boss.
      • She pulled a comb out of her pocket and started to brush my hair.
      • Otherwise, find a comb with very fine teeth: the space between the teeth of the comb should be no more than 0.3 mm.
      • He was going to curl my short auburn hair and put it up in combs so the ringlets would lay all over the place.
      • No hats, combs, kerchiefs or anything but hair should be on your head.
      • Towel dry the hair and use a wide toothed comb or pick to untangle.
      • A man looked at him through a mirror in the bathroom, comb in hand.
      • Her hair was swept back with jeweled silver combs and diamond-stud hair pins into a smooth chignon.
      • Soak hair-care items like combs, barrettes, hair ties or bands, headbands, and brushes in rubbing alcohol or medicated shampoo for 1 hour.
      • Adorn your new curls with your favorite accessories such as headbands, jeweled side combs or similar.
      • I dressed quickly in the clothes set out and I ran a wooden comb through my long dark hair.
      • She grabbed her comb and a hair tie then put her thick, black hair into a high ponytail.
      • Try coating the hair with mineral oil and using a special nit comb to remove them more easily.
      • I ran a comb through my own hair and stared dejectedly at my reflection.

    • 1.2(worn in hair)

      peineta feminine

  • 2

    (act)
    your hair needs a good comb tienes que peinarte bien
    • give your hair a quick comb pásate un peine
    • With a quick comb of her hair, and the applying of a light coat of make-up and a flowery fragrance, she was out the door.
    • I've taken to wearing baseball caps instead of having a slight comb in the morning.
    • Giving my hair a quick comb through with my fingers I turned around to see that the door was open.
  • 3

    (for disentangling fibres)
    carda feminine
    • If a comb was used, this would be to get the fibres parallel.
  • 4

    (on bird)
    cresta feminine
    • There are seven distinctive types of combs alone on chickens - rose, strawberry, single, cushion, buttercup, pea, and V-shaped, in case you were wondering.
    • The female's plumage is overall gray-brown and the male appears similar, although he has orange-yellow combs over the eyes and light gray tail feathers.
    • The combs and neck sacs of males become enlarged during the breeding season.
    • As in other grouse species, red grouse combs are larger and brighter in males, and their size is testosterone-dependent.
    • A new wave of face-smoothing shots derived from a variety of substances, including rooster combs and newborn foreskin, are expected to hit the market soon.
    • The finely woven patterns in the feathers and wings, combs and waddles, beaks and tails, run in three directions: horizontally, vertically and diagonally.
    • Resplendent in bright orange, black and red, his comb, wattles and ear lobes have been shorn off.
    • And instead of pheromones, they depend on beautiful feathers and combs to attract mates.
    • For example, a rooster's comb contains a hyaluronic acid that can be injected into your face to smooth those wrinkles.
    • Cracids may have a casque, hard comb, wattle or fleshy knob at the base of the bill.
    • However, although males can control comb size, they cannot hide their combs completely.
    • My shadow was moderately tall and skinny, rat's nest hair silhouetted like a rooster's comb.
    • Males with longer combs are preferred as mates and are more likely to win in aggressive encounters, so we wanted to see if changes in immune status were reflected in comb length or other ornamental characters.
    • For instance, the comb of a male jungle fowl deteriorates when the bird is infested with a gut parasite, but the parasite has no effect on its plumage.
    • They get the name rooster because the dorsal fin looks similar to the comb on a cockerel's head.
    • Maternal mass was correlated with male offspring mass and comb length.
    • At a given moment two observers independently ranked a specific male comb size.
    • Expression of combs and wattles is directly connected to androgen production, whereas feather ornament size seldom depends on current levels of testosterone secretion.
  • 5honeycomb

    panal masculine
    honey on the comb miel con un trozo de panal feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(pass a comb through)

      to comb sb's hair peinar a algn
      • to comb one's hair peinarse
      • Slightly built, with neatly combed gray hair and a trimmed mustache, he looks out at us through thick eyeglasses.
      • Michael had thick caramel brown hair, which was combed to the side.
      • His hair had been combed neatly and he was wearing a hint of cologne when he outreached his hand for her.
      • Her marvelous hair was shining brighter and was combed perfectly.
      • His hair was neatly combed and his beard looked smooth.
      • His hair was neatly combed back and he looked very handsome.
      • His thinning hair, once carefully combed to the side, began to work its way loose.
      • Her blonde hair was carefully combed, and she had put too much make-up.
      • For once, his hair had been combed neatly for the occasion.
      • Her red hair has been neatly combed back and braided.
      • Her brown, frizzy hair was neatly combed and in a barrette.
      • He picked up his blazer to hide his wrinkled dress shirt, and quickly combed his fingers through his hair.
      • My hair was combed neatly this time, and I wore a bit more makeup than I usually did (which consisted of eyeliner and lip-gloss).
      • His hair was neatly combed back, and he held an umbrella over his head.
      • He gently combed the tangles out of her hair and deftly plaited a long simple braid.
      • He combed out all the tangles and made it shine even more.
      • His rather fashionable beard has been carefully combed and so has his shoulder-length hair.
      • He was muscular, and had wonderful chestnut brown hair that was combed perfectly to the side.
      • His normally messy, disheveled brown hair was neatly combed back, revealing his big green eyes.

    • 1.2

      (wool/cotton) peinar
      • She is combing out flax and keeping herself cheerful with a pitcher of wine.
      • The fibres damaged the skin on the women's hands if their job was to comb the flax by hand.
      • The second largest wool combing plant in Australia closed its doors.
      • They were made of long wool fibers that were first combed to straighten them, spun tightly then woven in fancy weave structures.
      • All the literature said you had to ret the fibres and then comb them, basically an industrial process.

  • 2

    (search)
    (area/field) peinar
    (area/field) rastrear
    (archives/files) rebuscar en
    to comb sth for sth
    • they combed the area for survivors/clues peinaron / rastrearon la zona en busca de supervivientes/ pistas
    • I combed the newspaper for the story repasé el periódico de arriba abajo buscando el artículo
    • The U.S. Congress has about five different committees, and they are combing through documents.
    • Multipliers are the biggy for linking tricks, and after combing through a course a few times, players can locate and nail these for bragging rights.
    • Her disappearance provoked a massive public response, and hundreds of police officers combed the city streets.
    • Police are combing the streets, handing out flyers and watching airports and bus terminals.
    • The murder scene was sealed off yesterday as forensic experts combed for clues.
    • He was daydreaming about them combing the market for horses when he collided with someone.
    • But you'll have to comb through humbling rosters of seven-figure properties first.
    • More than 130 experts comb the fair before the opening to remove questionable items.
    • They combed through medical records and found 1,458 wrist fractures.
    • The Commissioner, however, spent the time engaging an army of investigators to comb through union records.
    • Divorce lawyers say clients are furious that neighbors are combing through the details of their cases (and are even brazen enough to discuss them with them).
    • Organized gangs located potential victims by combing through the White Pages, and they paid for the postage with bogus stamps.
    • I had been combing through the wreckage, searching for anyone that might have survived.
    • But it will still take us some time to comb through the evidence and make sure that we're not missing anything.
    • I spent most of yesterday combing through ads and making phone calls.
    • He spent a long time combing through the patient records before coming across the professor's signature.
    • They're still combing through the wreckage now, trying to figure out what exactly happened.
    • Fatal crash investigators combed the scene yesterday and would return today to continue their investigations.
    • Officers combed surrounding counties for tear gas, sprays, concussion grenades, and munitions.
    • Television footage showed clothing strewn on the charred ground and investigators combing the site at night behind a cordon.