Translation of recline in Spanish:


recostarse, v.

Pronunciation /rɪˈklʌɪn//rəˈklaɪn/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (lean back) recostarse
    (lean back) reclinarse
    (rest) apoyarse
    to recline against sth reclinarse contra algo
    • He signed and reclined in the tub, resting his stiff neck on the padded edge.
    • She glides over to the black chair, and seems to perch on the edge, although the chair seems to be doing it's best to make her recline, and relax.
    • Brian crossed his arms and reclined in the passenger seat.
    • Women in various stages of undress reclined on loungers around the edge of the room and a beautifully ornate staircase dropped from its centre down to the spa facilities below.
    • Rita leaned back and reclined in the backseat of the black luxury car that was taking her to her new home, which to Rita, was really a prison.
    • I had been reclining here for over two hours, leaning against the arch.
    • Men can take the weight off their feet by reclining on leather settees while watching international football and rugby on TV and being handed small quantities of beer, crisps and nuts by obliging sales staff.
    • With a sigh, she reclines onto the pillow and stretches herself.
    • Some reclined wearily on the couches, others leaned forward with excitement on the folding chairs.
    • A figure playing Neptune reclines on a sail-covered chest, a trident in hand and a merman by his side.
    • Far away, leaning against the trunk of a tree, a figure pushed his sunglasses up his nose and sighed, reclining back a little bit more.
    • The garden was perfect for strolling, but rather too formal for reclining, sprawling or lounging in the bright spring sunshine.
    • She was sitting on the grass, partly reclining with both hands behind her supporting her weight.
    • To hear him speak now you would think they were reclining in a lounge.
    • Dimming the lights, Corrina kicked off her shoes and crawled onto her bed where Aaron was reclining, leaning his weight back on his elbows.
    • ‘John and I built this hotel for ourselves,’ says Bridget, reclining on a seductive-looking purple couch in one of 100 bedrooms.
    • He had been up since 5.30 am and he had a long day ahead, so he reclined and did his best to relax.
    • Outside, men recline on brightly colored silk pillows, relaxing on the carpeted floor of a large goat-hair tent as boys dance to tribal songs.
    • Back at the Grand Hotel there is also a small outdoor pool at the lakeside and an ample terrace on which to recline in a deckchair.
    • Pampered pets can relax to the sounds of tranquil music as they recline on miniature lounge furniture in their luxury heated rooms.
    • He's reclining on a couch looking surprisingly relaxed and amused as he relates the story of how penury forced him into such an unusual career choice.
  • 2

    (backrest/chair) reclinarse
    • Because of the emergency exit, my seat did not recline!
    • Personally, I think all airline seats should have a built-in switch that prevents seats from reclining.
    • The airline cut economy seating and focused on attracting business travellers with seats that recline to beds.
    • First class passengers get, among other advantages such as better food and service, more space and a wider, more comfortable seat that reclines into a bed.
    • Push a few buttons and, hey presto, your seat reclines, and your leg rest rises until you are lying down.
    • If the seat reclines does it recline enough so that your newborn can lie almost flat.
    • It is an uncomfortable plane, only superficially like the Boeing; it has feeble air conditioning, and the seats hardly recline.
    • The seats reclined fully so that they turned into beds, and there was enough space for you not to have to worry about the person behind you getting annoyed because your reclining seat was resting on their knees.
    • At a movie place in Acapulco I was at a couple of years ago, the seats reclined, and even with my legs stretched right out, I couldn't reach the seats in front of me.
    • The new, improved seats recline to an angle of 143 degrees, and a whole row of seats has been removed to give even more leg room.
    • Nathan pulled on the lever on his seat allowing it to recline.
    • For added comfort, its rear seats recline by 10 degrees.
    • The company announced that it had returned to profitability in the third quarter due to raised fares and more business travellers who were attracted by features such as seats that fully recline on long-haul flights.
    • The centre seats slide, recline or fold and the rearmost ones easily fold into the floor.
    • He decided to stay in the power chair because the seat reclines.
    • This bus was deluxe, new with soft seats that reclined.
    • The seat doesn't recline, so you'll do more reading.
    • Another minus: seats recline only to a 160-degree angle, not ideal for that night flight home.
    • Further refinements mean that the rear seats both slide and recline.
    • A tilt mechanism causes the seat to rise slightly when the chair reclines, and a lumbar system supports the back.
  • 3reclining present participle

    (seat/chair) reclinable
    (seat/chair) abatible
    (figure) yacente literary
    (figure) recostado

transitive verb

  • 1

    (back/body) reclinar
  • 2

    (chair/backrest) reclinar
    (chair/backrest) abatir