(v.) = set + foot (inside/in/on) ; tread ; tread on ; step on ; step ; walk onto. Ex: Extensive use of made of the prominently painted yellow van by the public, including individuals who had never set foot inside a library. Ex: E. M. Forster fashions a homoerotic subjectivity in his novel 'Where Angels Fear to Tread'. Ex: The article is entitled 'Tread softly for you tread on my dreams: academicising Arthur Ransome'. Ex: Brake lights should activate whenever the driver steps on the brake pedal and be visible from a distance of 300 feet. Ex: It should be noted, however, that the pains generally are aggravated by succussion, as by riding in a wagon or by stepping hard. Ex: I read that she walked onto the boat and caught them getting it on. ---- * adorar el suelo que + pisar = worship + the ground + Pronombre + walk on. * al pisar = underfoot. * andar pisando fuerte = go from + strength to strength ; make + a big impact. * andar pisando huevos = drag + Posesivo + feet ; drag + Posesivo + heels. * pisándole los talones a Alguien = in hot pursuit of ; in full cry ; in full pursuit of. * pisar a fondo = give it + some welly ; go + hard (at). * pisar el acelerador a fondo = speed off. * pisar el embrague = depress + the clutch. * pisar el freno = apply + the brakes. * pisar el umbral = cross + the threshold of. * pisar el umbral de = cross + the threshold of. * pisar fuerte = go from + strength to strength ; make + a big impact ; stomp. * pisar la calle = set + foot (out of/outside) the house. * pisar los talones a = come on + the heels of ; breathe down + Posesivo + neck. * pisar + Posesivo + casa = darken + Posesivo + door. * pisarse los huevos = drag + Posesivo + feet ; drag + Posesivo + heels. * pisar suavemente = pad. * pisar terreno desconocido = be out of + Posesivo + depth ; be in over + Posesivo + head. * pisar un pedal = depress + pedal. * pisar uvas = tread + grapes. (n.) = apartment ; high-rise flat ; condominium ; flat ; high-rise apartment. Ex: She then said 'Thanks for the offer, but I've signed a contract and made a deposit on an apartment'. Ex: Most of the larger cities have set up wholesale slum clearance programmes and rehousing in council housing and high-rise flats. Ex: Additional apartments and condominiums were quickly erected to accommodate the influx of employees in the new research park. Ex: This multi-functional community complex incorporates meeting rooms, sports hall, squash courts, old people's day centre, toy library, YMCA flats, a church centre and arts and crafts workshops. Ex: Previous research has demonstrated that frail elderly living in subsidized high-rise apartments have greater unmet needs than elderly who reside in traditional community housing. ---- * bloque de pisos = block of flats ; block of high-rise flats ; tower block ; apartment complex ; apartment building ; apartment block ; condo ; condominium. * buscar piso = go + flat-hunting. * búsqueda de piso = flat-hunting. * casa de pisos = tenement ; apartment block ; apartment building ; apartment complex. * compañero de piso = flatmate ; housemate ; roomie ; roommate. * compartir piso = room (with). * complejo de pisos = condominium complex. * edificio de pisos = condominium building. * piso franco = safe house. * piso piloto = show home. (n.) = floor ; level ; storey [story, -USA] ; story [storey, -UK]. Nota: Arquitectura. Ex: The library, which is of split-level design on 2 floors, includes a lending collection, children's library, study area, and audio-visual section. Ex: The other rooms on the third, second and first levels have a mixture of stacking chairs with writing board arms. Ex: The library is situated on the top two floors of a six storey building. Ex: The vista of main street shows in addition to the jumble and squeeze of shops, a 12-story skyscraper, several impressive banks, and a few elderly housing units. ---- * aparcamiento de vario pisos = parkade. * aparcamiento de varios pisos = multi-storey car park. * autobús de dos pisos = double-decker bus. * con varios pisos = multi-storey [multistorey/multistory]. * de piso corrido = flat-floored ; flat-floor. * de piso llano = flat-floor ; flat-floored. * de un solo piso = flat-floor ; flat-floored. * en el piso de abajo = downstairs. * en el piso de arriba = upstairs. * piso de diseño abierto = open floor. * piso de madera = wood flooring ; floor boarding ; plank floor. * piso húmedo = wet floor.