Translation of mend in Spanish:

mend

coser, v.

Pronunciation /mɛnd//mɛnd/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • An elderly heart attack victim cannot use his emergency alarm because BT engineers told him it could take up to a week to mend a broken phone line.
    • Once, he sashayed into a ladies room with her to help mend a broken spaghetti strap.
    • Detached from our heads, hair can be used to mend garments, to darn holes in stockings.
    • The sergeant has come instead for a blacksmith who can promptly mend the broken cuffs so that they can be put to use this afternoon in the hunt for two escaped convicts.
    • We now start on the work of repair and refurbishment of pots and equipment, boats and engines, making and mending, cleaning and painting, there's no end to it - then the insurance - anyone want a job?
    • Eventually my clothes were clean and dried and mended and returned.
    • Tom finished mending the broken circuitry, with me guiding him using the circuit map on a screen beside.
    • When we got in Dad had put on a clean shirt and was mending the broken banister.
    • In total £386,000 is needed to mend damage and work will be carried out in two parts.
    • If there are any savings, hopefully we will be able to spend it on mending more footpaths.
    • It was not easy to find people to mend your shoes, repair your broken zipper or anything else that might be of minor importance but that is necessary for daily life.
    • He and Marquis did a lot together, fixing broken pipes, mending the dock, and selling the lighthouse and fishing boat.
    • The faulty shearing machines are repaired, the broken cobbles are mended and the new by-pass built.
    • He also took a gun home from the safe, ostensibly to mend it or repair it or something.
    • Now, at aged 17 he mends, sells and upgrades computers for people in the store in Trowbridge.
    • The crucially important thing now is that whatever fences were damaged or knocked are mended and rebuilt, and that we get on with the forthcoming challenges with a united front.
    • Chose a clear day to mend a broken fence covered in a climber, as it will be a time-consuming job to untie and untangle the plant.
    • His wife, bent over his topcoat, pulled her needle in and out mending the latest damage to its right sleeve.
    • The pre-sea trawler course teaches participants how to mend nets, do repairs, and other basic skills required for work on deep-sea factory-freezer trawlers.
    • She put both hands flat on her lap, then reached them up again to mend the damage she'd done to her hair.
    • 1.1Clothing

      (garment) coser
      (garment) arreglar
      (garment) (darn) zurcir
      (garment) (patch) remendar

    • 1.2Clothing

      (shoe) arreglar

  • 2

    (roof/clock) arreglar
    (roof/clock) reparar
    that shelf needs mending hay que arreglar / reparar ese estante
  • 3

    (set to rights)
    she tried to mend matters trató de arreglar las cosas

intransitive verb

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    (heal)
    (injury) curarse
    (fracture/bone) soldarse
    the rift between them had still not mended sus desavenencias aún no se habían zanjado
    • Fractured vertebrae do heal, but they become compressed, and may mend in a wedge shape.
    • So when another scan 16 months after the fall showed the ligament had mended, he was quick to contemplate getting back in the saddle.
    • Her shoulder was mending, but it was a slow process.
    • I felt much better than I had earlier that day, my bones mending and bruises healing.
    • Mr Cobb was told that three-year-old Jenny had broken a joint in her right back leg, which had mended but not been set properly, and as a result she had a limp.
    • The song tells a story of recovering, of hiding from the world, mending.
    • His two broken ribs had been mended, but were still weak and sore.
    • A technique called pulse magnetic therapy is used to heal broken bones that won't mend under plaster, and it has also been shown to help with arthritis.
    • A father-of-three still in hospital almost three months after cheating death in a horrific car smash has been told it will be two years before his broken body is mended.
    • She hadn't even got out of bed when we arrived and so we left her to get herself mended and wandered off, in a dizzy haze towards the Putney Embankment.
    • She will have to return to Southampton General Hospital in December for further x-rays to see how the break is mending.
    • The next day I was mending, though it took another two weeks to recover fully.
  • 2British

    (sew) coser
    (darn) zurcir
    to make do and mend arreglárselas con lo que uno tiene

noun

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    remiendo masculine
    (darn) zurcido masculine
    • A devout cowboy lost his favourite Bible while he was mending fences out on the range.
    • There is a mend in the seam section on the bias and the seam running underneath the bust needs some stitch re-enforcement.
    • Subsequently, the mend in the fabric had parted and the rent now revealed a knee with well-preserved skin covering some musculature.