Translation of leg in Spanish:

leg

pierna, n.

Pronunciation /lɛɡ//lɛɡ/

noun

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    Anatomy
    (of person) pierna feminine
    (of animal, bird) pata feminine
    (muscle) (before noun) de la pierna
    (injury) en la pierna
    to walk one's legs off matarse caminando informal
    • leg irons grilletes
    • Some apes started walking on hind legs, employing their forelimbs as hands for holding and shaping tools.
    • I was feeling so unnerved, and uncomfortable by now, the small hairs on my arms and legs stood on end.
    • They all stood with their legs together and their hands on their hips.
    • Parents of children who have bowed legs often want to know if the child's legs are abnormal.
    • The greatest difference was that it was now stood on two legs instead of four, which only served to increase the swaying.
    • Mr Horne said Ellie had suffered a broken leg, facial injuries and a fractured cheekbone.
    • The first episode looked at one of earliest apes to walk on two legs, a small animal called Australopithecus afarensis.
    • He stood with legs slightly apart, hands on his hips in a classic pose.
    • Seamus was standing, legs spread and arms akimbo and he was laughing.
    • The beast stood on two legs, but walked hunched over, with its front claws just inches off the ground.
    • Lee, 29, was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary after he suffered multiple injuries to his legs and arms.
    • The bigger muscles in the arms and legs stiffen between four and six hours after death.
    • This dinosaur grew to about four meters long and a little over a meter tall, walking on all four legs.
    • A buzzard has strong, thick, feathered legs and walks with a dignified gait.
    • Bowing of the legs in a toddler is not uncommon and may sometimes cause the child to trip.
    • They walk on two legs instead of four, and seem to be much like people.
    • The creature stood on all four legs now and with hazel eyes fixated them.
    • She patted my leg, then stood and walked off into the gloom.
    • She suffered a broken leg and facial injuries, but has made a remarkable recovery that her father says stunned her doctors.
    • Moving makes your legs feel better, but not for long.
  • 2

    • 2.1Cooking

      (of lamb, pork) pierna feminine
      (of lamb, pork) pernil masculine
      (of chicken) pata feminine
      (of chicken) muslo masculine
      • Next time you roast chicken or a leg of lamb, tuck some pumpkin chunks into the roasting dish.
      • I still think there's little to beat a good roast chicken and crispy roast potatoes or a leg of lamb done the same way.
      • It's a little sweet, but that makes it great with a big old-fashioned glazed country ham or a barbecued leg of lamb.
      • Blue pulled half-heartedly at the meat she held in her hand, the cooked leg of some unfortunate bird.
      • She smirked at him, then picked up a chicken leg and ate all the meat off of it in one bite.
      • He ripped a chicken leg off the bird and chewed happily, a bit of grease dripping down his chin.
      • I've opted for roe deer as the size of the haunch, similar to a leg of lamb, is a perfect size for roasting.
      • And like before there are still wooden tables, wooden benches, and stacks and stacks of pork chops and chicken legs.
      • Two legs of roast lamb on the bone had been cooked just right, with a little charring on the outside to give that attractive, barbecued taste.
      • On this occasion she ordered the roast leg of lamb with mint sauce.
      • Wrap the legs of the bird in foil to protect from over-cooking.
      • The skin gets thicker and drier and then wrinkles like the crackling on a leg of pork.
      • My colleague Noel was keener on the more traditional choice of roast leg of lamb.
      • He chomps on his chicken leg and sauce goes flying everywhere, along with bits of chicken skin and spittle.
      • Roast chicken legs in a slow oven until the flesh falls off the bone when pressed.
      • Other suspects are roast beef, ham, salami sticks, chicken legs and unpasteurised milk.
      • Eventually Russian officialdom accepted that, in terms of healthy eating, impure US chicken legs were better than no meat at all.
      • Grabbing a chicken leg in each hand, plunk the bird cavity over the beer can.
      • She also did advanced medical training, practising stitches on raw chicken legs lest she be called upon to perform an emergency operation on board.
      • Return the casserole to the oven and cook for another 20 minutes until the legs are tender.

    • 2.2Clothing

      pierna feminine
      (measurement) entrepierna feminine
      • Bootleg pants start off with a straight cut from the waist down to boot level, where the leg begins to flare out slightly.
      • According to the police, Rich had rigged a tiny lens in his shoe laces to a video camera via a wire leading up his trouser leg.
      • There was a good inch of exposed skin where his trouser leg stopped short.
      • Charlie looked down at the eager young man sat on the edge of his seat, pawing at the rigid pleat of his trouser leg.
      • Max Mara proposes high-waisted pants closed with a row of tiny buttons down the legs.
      • The boys wore bicycle clips so their trouser legs would not get caught in the chain of the bike.
      • I tore open his trouser leg and poured sulfa powder into the wound.
      • Couldn't we get a servant in from the village to iron my share of the trouser legs?
      • All I find is my older brother James in a tangled mess on the floor, having just tripped over his trouser legs.
      • I want to buy cute summer dresses, not horrible trouser suits with tapered legs.
      • What is that running down the leg of your trouser?
      • Trouser legs are down to ankles and kaftans are girded with a long piece of rope.
      • Nazier pulled a knife from his boot, wiped it on his trouser leg, and began cutting the skin off the apple.
      • I'd tucked the bottom of my trouser legs into these boots as Izzy had directed, but I think it only made them look worse.
      • The leg of the garment should sit on, above, or below your hip bone and not dig into the front of your thigh at a fleshy part for ease of movement.
      • Her boots were soaked as were the bottom of her trouser legs.
      • I climbed down out of the tree, rolled up my trouser legs, and waded out into the water.
      • Still, on a brighter note it is fantastic to see two shoes poking out of my trouser legs again.
      • He emphasized the paratroopers' privilege of wearing their trouser legs tucked into their jump boots.
      • He hoists up his trouser leg and shows you the scar.

    • 2.3(of chair, table)

      pata feminine
      • The legs of the coffee tables are turned inside out so the bark faces inwards while the outside shows off the grain.
      • As I jumped up, I tripped over the legs of my table, and ended up on the floor.
      • Some of these tables were equipped with removable legs, enabling the table to be laid flat in a box only ten inches deep.
      • Arrange and mark table legs and rails clockwise according to their locations on the finished product.
      • At another, irritated with the furnishings, he hired a power saw and cut the legs off every table, chair, bed and bureau.
      • The back part formed the leg of the table to which it was attached.
      • He got up from the table, his chair legs scraping against the ground when he pushed it back.
      • A masked teenager pelted police with bricks and a table leg during the Bradford riots last year, the city's Youth Court heard yesterday.
      • I woke with a start as I hit the floor, knocking into the legs of a table.
      • Disappointed and bemused, Don demoted me to sanding square table legs with a belt sander.
      • They thought he was pointing a shotgun at them, but in fact the ‘gun’ was a table leg which he had recently repaired and placed in a bag.
      • A psychopathic patient smashed a courtroom door window when he was sent to York Crown Court for attacking hospital staff with a table leg.
      • The living room consists of only two things: An old couch and a coffee table with short legs.
      • One example would be the legs on the table for the exhibition.
      • Seated in the chair facing the mirror, chained to the leg of the table, was Darren Hammer.
      • It scorched a table and blew the legs off a chair.
      • The table legs are painted white and the tabletop looks like butcher block with a somewhat shiny finish.
      • Improvised weapons such as shovels, chairs and table legs also can be used to fend off adversaries.
      • A simple glass-topped table on stainless steel legs, or else an antique oak top and metal base are likely to be popular.
      • The police claim they challenged Harry, who turned in a ‘smooth fluid motion’, pointing the table leg at them.

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    (stage)
    (of competition, race) manga feminine
    (of competition, race) vuelta feminine
    (of journey) etapa feminine
    I ran the second leg of the relay corrí el segundo relevo
    • The world's leading cyclists will come to Newport on 21 August for the eighth leg of the prestigious competition.
    • The domestic and continental legs of your journey need to be booked separately.
    • On the first leg of the race ‘Loose Cannon’ outdistanced the fleet leaving them in a wind hole at the windward mark.
    • As the two-stroke fumes were starting to make even the more robust feel queasy, we embarked upon the return leg of our journey.
    • Marcus is on the final leg of his round-the-world journey via South Africa, Australia and Los Angeles.
    • The final leg of the race could not have been better cast.
    • The support acts for the North American leg of the tour have been chosen.
    • This is used to cover the expenses incurred on the return leg of the journey.
    • Her poster will soon be on its way to New York where posters from around the world will be judged at the United Nations in the international leg of the competition.
    • ‘We wanted to do better, but this is what we had,’ said Phelps, who swam the second leg of the relay.
    • During the return leg of their journey, they met up with traders who had believed them dead and were proceeding west nonetheless.
    • After such a dry season goal-wise, it was no surprise that both legs of the play-off final between Pohang and Suwon finished goalless.
    • Last night they were forced to complete the final leg of their journey from Wales to London by train.
    • Finally, on the last leg of their journey, they take the old pilgrim's route across the mountains to Gaumukh, the Cow's Mouth.
    • The second leg of its journey started at 6.15 am on Sunday.
    • I'm glad I didn't exercise my upgrade options on this outbound leg of the trip.
    • He was still feeling poorly at Cannes, where it poured with rain, and so they proceeded on the return leg of their journey via Paris.
    • We also had to visit the Mongolian Embassy to get a visa for the next leg of our journey.
    • The final leg of the journey took us on a spectacular ride through picturesque mountains, with the motorway reaching 5,000 feet above sea level.
    • Bolton Wanderers face Aston Villa in the first leg of the competition's semi-final at the Reebok Stadium on Wednesday next week.
    • There's been more action in the opening five minutes of this game than in both legs of the all-Milan semi-final.
    • The runners-up from the eight groups will play the first leg of their second round ties at home, which may offer a small advantage to their opponents.
    • The 800-metres specialist clocked a season's best 48.4 in the 400 metres and was even quicker in his leg of the relay.
    • I had an interesting taxi driver for the last leg of the journey.
    • The Roadking truck stop marks the next leg of the journey as you head south on Barlow Trail though more industrial parks until coming to Glenmore Trail.
    • Alex McLeish's side came off second best to the Russian champions in the first leg of their final qualifying round tie.
    • Each step of the last leg was a drudging journey, the heavy camera bearing down on the bearer's back.
    • Graham finished up in Somerset this morning and set off on the next leg of his long journey, to visit his father who has been seriously ill.
    • The next leg of his journey will take him to the United States, where he has been invited to perform by the Country Music Association.
    • Perhaps they are now on the final leg of that journey.
    • However, he managed to make the final leg of his journey without any police interference.

transitive verb

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    to leg it (escape) poner pies en polvorosa informal
    • I promptly fell back to sleep and woke up way too late, grabbed my clothes, legged it down the road and got a bus to Earls Court station.
    • We're not quite sure how you get from arguing with your own shadow to legging it up Tottenham Court Road with a video and an antique guitar under your arm, but there you go.
    • I left work early and legged it up to north North London expecting my shiny fully-working car to be all ready and waiting for me.
    • ‘His friends legged it down here to tell us,’ said Mr Lorne.
    • Once they got to the other side they must have legged it towards Chippenham because they were not there when we got to the river bank and there was nobody else around.
    • They were around in the morning when we got up so we hurriedly struck camp and legged it up the hill to the east of the camp before we could get bitten to shreds.
    • Continuing our journey we legged it back to the capital for a relaxing sauna and then dinner by the river.
    • By the time you have stopped or the police have arrived, they have legged it.
    • ‘Then two men pushed us aside and ripped the front off the machine before legging it past Waverley's and Safeway into the cemetery,’ she said.
    • I had money on him taking the cash and legging it.
    • This sounds quite interesting, as I've grown quite tired of legging it all over the campus from class to class.
    • Then I went to meet brother Dan in Blackfriars for a swift couple of Red Stripes before legging it to Kings Cross to get the train to Biggleswade.
    • Skateboards have become a real (if technically illegal) alternative to legging it in this city.
    • Left standing beside the van, while he went to take a call, I was suddenly aware that the cop had neglected to restrain me or actually arrest me, so after a minute of indecision I legged it in the direction of St Martin's lane.
    • I decided on the latter option and legged it, all the while controlling the other natural instinct until I reached a suitably appointed restroom facility.
    • We legged it back home, got changed and watched TV for the rest of the night.
    • It's a fine clear cold day, perfect for legging it around the place.
    • First of all, shopping list in hand, I legged it down to the San Francisco Ferry Building to see what fresh produce I could pick up there at the Farmers Market.
    • He legged it back to the taxi containing his producer and production team.
    • I got soaked just getting out of the car and legging it into Tesco.