Translation of fence in Spanish:


cerca, n.

Pronunciation /fɛns//fɛns/


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    • 1.1(barrier)

      cerca feminine
      valla feminine
      cerco masculine Latin America
      wire fence alambrada feminine
      • to mend (one's) fences limar asperezas
      • to sit on the fence no definirse
      • it's time you came down off the fence ya va siendo hora de que te definas / de que dejes de mirar los toros desde la barrera
      • A few people hurl rocks at guards behind the fence, causing no injuries.
      • Very good control using a wire fence is essential for any kind of utilisation.
      • They found that both adults and children were able to cross over the guard fences due to insufficient height.
      • A low, black-painted metal fence enclosed a wide area of the plaza, with two gates in every side.
      • The building was like a fortress, a tall gray monument of dusty windows and old bricks, guarded by crude metal fences all around its perimeter.
      • As one approaches it from the road, one sees little more than high fences with guard posts interspersed at intervals.
      • I remembered all the good times I had there as a kid, watching cricket, jumping over fences and evading security guards.
      • These will be placed on a smooth hard standing surface with a fence to enclose the whole skating area.
      • But she'd be a lot more enthusiastic about it if the authorities that run the port didn't put up fences and guards to keep her from it.
      • Lorries are scattered around and a barbed wire fence encircles a large area around the building.
      • Items could include central heating, double glazing, security improvements, tidying of garden areas, improving fences and electrical and gas upgrading.
      • They broke the wire fence to the play area along with the overflow pipe to the drinking fountain.
      • He looked over at the fence guarding the graveyard and sighed.
      • Dispute over ownership of a broken fence around a play area in Moreton is preventing it being repaired.
      • South Korean news agency Yonhap said the group cut through a wire fence to gain access to the school grounds in a northern suburb of Beijing early Friday.
      • Soldiers found several grenades and tools for cutting fences.
      • On the pretext that the statue was about to be attacked, the army erected a barbed wire fence around the area on May 25 and posted soldiers to guard the edifice.
      • It was completely open, no guards, fences, or locks in sight.
      • Yet it has no bars on its windows, no armed guards or perimeter fences.
      • There are about a hundred guards at the fence, I'd estimate, and they've got search lights going.

    • 1.2(in showjumping)

      valla feminine
      • She narrowly missed out on gold to Pippa Funnell after knocking down a fence in the showjumping.
      • Five fences from home, Walsh begins to make his move.
      • Lake was injured when his mount jumped poorly at the next-to-last fence during a novice hurdle race and unseated him.
      • I was riding in a beginners' chase, a race for horses seeking their first win over fences.
      • A chase involves larger, rigid fences while a hurdle race is run over shorter, more flexible obstacles.
      • Meanwhile, Newbury's fences are stiffer than most, meaning that a horse must be a sound jumper if it is to do well there.
      • Davy Russell and Cregg House pull off a big surprise over the Grand National fences to win the chase.
      • Murphy stalked the leaders throughout the race before making his move with three fences to go.
      • As well as cameras mounted on four fences, three jockeys will be fitted with cameras in their riding helmets.
      • Four horses grazed in a nearby field which was dotted with show-jumping fences.
      • A course with pretty stiff fences, it suits galloping horses and will expose horses who lack stamina.
      • The horse proved a tough prospect and the pair pulled away with about three fences to go and jumped the last two fences together.
      • On the second circuit, these two fences are bypassed and the last obstacle has no fence on it at all.
      • He was favourite to win the race but pulled up with just three fences to go.
      • The date is March 1977, a month before Charlotte Brew becomes the first woman to ride over the Grand National fences.
      • The seven-year-old, who fell at the first fence in the same race last year, took the lead three fences from home.
      • He overcame a mistake at the last fence of the 2002 Irish Grand National to beat the opposition.
      • Daughter of Princess Anne, and tenth in line to the throne, Phillips would have prevented Funnell from taking the Grand Slam had she not knocked down a fence in the showjumping.

    • 1.3(on machine)

      protector masculine
      • The fence of a plow plane must be held firmly at the chosen distance from its stock if the tool is to function properly.
      • This leaves a short side surface at right angles to the rear of the strip, adequate for guiding the fence of the cornice plane.
      • The fence of this plane is guided by the drawer side, and the depth stop sets the distance to be cut into the side of the drawer.

  • 2informal

    (receiver of stolen goods)
    reducidor masculine South America
    reducidora feminine South America
    (masculine and feminine) perista Spain informal
    • There he meets up with the wily Artful Dodger who takes him to thief and fence Fagin, who is in charge of a gang of young pickpockets.
    • For Polanski portrays the fence Fagin and his gang of children who steal silk handkerchiefs, pocket watches and wallets in a far more sympathetic light than the authorities.

    persona que comercia con objetos robados

transitive verb

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    (field/garden) cercar
    (garden/field) vallar
    the field was fenced with wire el campo fue alambrado / cercado con alambre
  • 2informal

    (stolen goods)
    comerciar con
    reducir South America informal

intransitive verb

  • 1

    practicar la esgrima
    hacer esgrima
    she fences for her country representa a su país en esgrima
  • 2

    (be evasive in argument) contestar con evasivas
    (score points) contestar con respuestas incisivas
  • 3informal

    (deal in stolen goods)
    comerciar con objetos robados