Translation of shoulder in Spanish:


hombro, n.

Pronunciation /ˈʃəʊldə//ˈʃoʊldər/


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    • 1.1Anatomy

      hombro masculine
      the dress can be worn off the shoulder(s) el vestido puede llevarse con los hombros al descubierto
      • to have broad shoulders ser ancho de hombros / de espaldas
      • to shrug one's shoulders encogerse de hombros
      • that will take / lift a burden off our shoulders eso nos va a quitar un peso de encima
      • to look over one's shoulder mirar por encima del hombro
      • I keep feeling there's someone looking over my shoulder tengo la sensación de que me están vigilando
      • to cry / weep on sb's shoulder desahogarse con algn
      • Finally, tension in the shoulders, neck and upper back often make people over-work their vocal muscles.
      • Your goal is to be able to support your baby without straining your back, neck, arms or shoulders.
      • There may be stiffness of the neck and shoulders, tingling or stiffness in the limbs, an inability to concentrate and difficulty in speaking.
      • Occasionally it starts in one region such as the neck and shoulders and spreads over a period of time.
      • That includes our arms, ribcage, shoulders, neck, upper back and chest.
      • The neck, shoulder and wrist should be examined carefully in the patient with elbow pain.
      • Her sore back, neck and shoulders prompted her to pay regular visits to a chiropractor and a massage therapist.
      • He is very flexible throughout the shoulders, upper body and especially in the ankles.
      • For example, acupuncture needles are inserted into the tender areas of muscle in the neck and shoulders to treat headaches.
      • I went straight to bed but became increasingly concerned with the aches down the back of my neck and shoulders.
      • Aching to severe pain with tenderness occurs in their neck, shoulders, upper arms, hips and thighs.
      • Sitting at a desk all day puts pressure on your lower back, neck and shoulders.
      • There was no direct blow to the scapula and the shoulder did not dislocate.
      • These include muscles used to maintain body posture, such as those in the neck, shoulders, and pelvic girdle.
      • While you are at it, do some stretching exercises to relieve tension in your back, shoulders, and neck.
      • Bursitis often affects the areas around the joints in your shoulders, elbows or hips.
      • Less commonly your hips, shoulders, elbows, and neck may be affected.
      • This condition is characterized by fatigue, tenderness and pain, especially in the back, shoulders and neck.
      • The weakness is usually worse in the muscles of the hips, thighs, neck, shoulders and upper arms.
      • Tighten your trunk muscles to keep your shoulders, hips and knees in alignment.

    • 1.2Clothing

      hombro masculine
      a jacket with padded shoulders una chaqueta con hombreras
      • In the normal judo competition you face your opponent with your hands grasping the lapels or shoulders of his uniform.
      • A damp tea towel had made a moist patch on the shoulder of my tee-shirt.
      • All that's needed is a canvas khaki green belt, or even a jacket with patch pockets and very defined shoulders.
      • The cuffs were also of the same nature, as were the epaulettes on the shoulders of his military tunic.
      • The red ruffle detail dress is flirty and fun with frills falling from the hem and shoulder for a ravishing party look.
      • Making alterations to other areas, such as the shoulders, back or lapels will change the intended design of the suit.
      • Conventionally sew the garment shoulder and side seams and press the seam allowances open.
      • This particular form of tailoring is tight and tiny, cut with soft, rounded shoulders, open necklines and small waists which are sometimes belted.

    • 1.3Cooking

      paletilla feminine
      paleta feminine
      • From the hams and shoulders he will peel off the outside meat as dog food, but will keep some of the inside meat for his family.
      • For the beef shoulder, bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil.
      • Some areas cook the entire hog, others just the pork shoulder, some make pulled pork.
      • You will need to order the boned shoulder of lamb ahead of time.
      • One hopes for a quarter of lamb, the other for a shoulder of mutton and both are dismayed when the true discovery of the baby is made.
      • Remove the meat, skin, and tongue from the head, shoulders, and fore shanks.
      • The blacksmith, having just purchased a shoulder of mutton, is triumphantly waving it in the air.
      • If you are preparing a red meat-based stew use front quarter cuts like a pork shoulder or a beef chuck or ribs.
      • Hams, shoulders, jowls, and sides of bacon could be cured to last indefinitely.

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    (of road)
    arcén masculine
    berma feminine Andes
    acotamiento masculine Mexico
    banquina feminine River Plate
    hombrillo masculine Venezuela
    • Kortni sits back, stunned, pulling the car over to the shoulder of the freeway.
    • I hit the brakes and aimed it toward the shoulder of the highway.
    • Hosein is appealing to drivers not to drive on the shoulder of the highways and not to cut in and out of moving traffic.
    • She was standing on the shoulder of an empty freeway and a slightly rough wind was blowing around her.
    • He said many motorists drove on the shoulder of the highways and used interchanges and ramps to go around traffic lights.
    • Meanwhile, Nicholas had spotted his jaguar sitting on the shoulder of the road and cut three lanes to get to her.
    • I was in the vicinity of the lighthouse so I pulled onto the shoulder of the road to ponder my situation.
    • My partner and I had parked on the shoulder of the highway and began to chat.
    • He glanced over his shoulder in the rear view mirror and pulled off of the highway onto the wide shoulder.
    • Because of the darkness of the night, Dawn nearly missed the black Jaguar parked on the shoulder of the road.
    • The only other people you ever saw here on the steep banks along the shoulder were prisoners doing cleanup.
    • She made her way all the way across the freeway to the left shoulder.
    • Kelly and three others were in two cars, one behind the other, at night on the shoulder of a major highway.
    • Her dad pulled over onto the shoulder of the highway and stopped the car.
    • Charlie jogged toward the car which was parked on the shoulder of the street.

transitive verb

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    (place on shoulder)
    (knapsack) ponerse al hombro
    (knapsack) echarse al hombro
    (blame/responsibility) cargar con
    shoulder arms! ¡al hombro, ar!
    • Without asking, he shouldered Alex's soaking wet pack and led the way out of the graveyard, through a short corridor of the office complex, then out a side exit to a dark alley.
    • She gave the old woman an impassive smile and stood up, shouldering her bag.
    • He pushed his chair back in and shouldered his bag once more as he placed his dirty dishes in the sink.
    • Gonzalez has had his struggles when asked to carry a team, but the Royals don't need him to shoulder that heavy of a load.
    • Others before him have shouldered the burden of responsibility at a young age.
    • Olivo shouldered his first fishing rod at age 4.
    • She opened the door of the cab and stepped out shouldering her bag.
    • She shoulders a surprisingly long spear, perhaps to ward off the ardent king, although by that time she had been scarred by smallpox and he had mostly given up his advances.
    • Even the battalion chaplain, Steve Hommel, ended up shouldering an M16 rifle.
    • I thought he was trying to say that despite the lowering of the tax rates, the top 1% were shouldering an even heavier burden before.
    • The next day, they got up very early and ate quickly before shouldering their bags for the third time and setting off down the path.
    • The risk of error is unacceptably high, and disproportionately shouldered by certain groups.
    • That big task is being enthusiastically shouldered by Nader-Camejo campaigners across the country.
    • Of that amount, $43 million will be shouldered by the United Nations and the remaining $13.3 million by Cambodia.
    • The leader of the group shouldered a much larger gun than the others and fired it into the trees hoping for a lucky shot.
    • Equally, it is important to understand the way in which the military shoulder their duties and responsibilities during a war.
    • It is Claire who shoulders the responsibility and carries the film.
    • Like most failures to master our culture's pitfalls, this one is shouldered by the individual.
    • When their preparations were complete, they shouldered their back-bags, slung their rifles and set out.
    • Others argue that they cannot win more influence over American strategy without shouldering a greater share of the fighting.
    • The work of protection cannot be shouldered by individuals or local governments alone.
    • Wrapped in her coat and shouldering her bag, she emerged from the back room.
    • His weapons, having previously been shouldered, were now outstretched to point at Lazarus.
    • ‘Oh well,’ I thought to myself as I shouldered my bag and stepped off the tube at my stop.
    • In terms of the money we pay to AIDS victims, we taxpayers must understand that this is a cost to be shouldered by the whole of society.
    • I growled at her, but gave up, shouldering the bag and walking out the door.
    • We have to be prepared to shoulder the responsibility and accept the consequences of knowing the truth.
    • I shouldered my bag wearily, eager to get to bed.
    • As it has turned out, the more appropriate implement to have been shouldered that day would have been shovels.
    • Shane shouldered his bulky gym-bag and turned to his friends.
    • Ian Gillies, chairman of York Taxi Association, said new drivers and operators would shoulder the largest chunk of the new costs.
    • The Edinburgh resident will initially bear the burden of British hopes, but Hoy is happy to shoulder the responsibility.
    • This leads to worries about government mismanagement causing losses that will eventually be shouldered by the entire populace.
    • It's just that Blunkett's replacement would not be expected to shoulder the same political burden as his predecessor.
    • As a result, working women often shouldered double burdens as they juggled work and home responsibilities.
    • He held posts in London and Leeds before moving to Harrogate where he shouldered a heavy clinical load and provided an excellent service.
    • I hurried back to my room, shouldered my knapsack, and hesitated over my suitcase before deciding to leave it.
    • For in any situation of war or conflict, women shoulder the greatest burden.
    • ‘Baths sound good,’ Lydia said, shouldering her bag.
    • It is also cruel because, as a group, high earners already shoulder one of the heaviest tax burdens in history.
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    empujar con el hombro
    I was shouldered aside me hicieron a un lado a empujones
    • to shoulder one's way abrirse paso a empujones
    • Travis shoved into James, shouldering him out of the way.
    • Nevertheless, on his way to escort them out of the club, one of the security personnel shouldered me aside and trod heavily on my foot.
    • I walked past him calmly, but when I was at his side, I used all the force I could and shouldered him forcefully.
    • He reached down to pick up his son, but Hoss shouldered him aside.
    • He turned and shouldered the computer-room door aside.
    • The four ambled down the street, stepping through the muck, shouldering out of the way anyone foolish enough to be in their path.
    • Last year, he shouldered David Coulthard aside so comprehensively that the Scot's enduring relationship with McLaren suddenly dwindled.