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a marginal fringe of

  • 1 marginal

    adj.
    1 marginal (note).
    2 fringe (Arte & politics).
    grupo marginal fringe group
    * * *
    1 (ilustración, nota) marginal, in the margin
    2 (tema, asunto) marginal, minor
    3 (persona) marginalized; (grupo) on the margins of society
    4 (teatro, música) fringe
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=al margen) [corrección, nota] marginal, in the margin

    una nota marginal — a marginal note, a note in the margin

    2) (=pobre) deprived
    3) (=alternativo) [teatro] fringe antes de s ; [publicación] underground antes de s ; [artista] alternative
    4) (=poco importante) [asunto] marginal; [papel, personaje] minor
    5) (Econ) [coste, tipo] marginal
    * * *
    1)
    a) (Sociol)
    b) ( secundario) < posición> peripheral; < asunto> marginal, peripheral
    2) (Fin) marginal
    3) (Impr)

    una nota marginal — a note in the margin, a marginal note

    * * *
    = marginal, fringe subject, at the margins, marginalised [marginalized, -USA], outlier.
    Nota: Adjetivo.
    Ex. The title 'Unsolicited marginal gift collections: saying no or coping with the unwanted' deals with the problem of how to cope with collections which should have been declined, but were not.
    Ex. In a general classification there are, of course, no fringe subjects: all are of equal weight, and must be given their due place in the overall order.
    Ex. The changes wrought by information technology have been at the margins.
    Ex. The library is located in the marginalized quarter of the city of Guatemala.
    Ex. A number of non-public libraries participated in the co-operative scheme and they were known as outlier libraries.
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    * beneficio marginal = marginal benefit.
    * coste marginal = marginal cost.
    * costo marginal = marginal cost.
    * de manera marginal = tangentially.
    * grupo marginal = marginalised group.
    * tipo de gravamen marginal = marginal tax rate.
    * tipo fiscal marginal = marginal tax rate.
    * tipo impositivo marginal = marginal tax rate.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (Sociol)
    b) ( secundario) < posición> peripheral; < asunto> marginal, peripheral
    2) (Fin) marginal
    3) (Impr)

    una nota marginal — a note in the margin, a marginal note

    * * *
    = marginal, fringe subject, at the margins, marginalised [marginalized, -USA], outlier.
    Nota: Adjetivo.

    Ex: The title 'Unsolicited marginal gift collections: saying no or coping with the unwanted' deals with the problem of how to cope with collections which should have been declined, but were not.

    Ex: In a general classification there are, of course, no fringe subjects: all are of equal weight, and must be given their due place in the overall order.
    Ex: The changes wrought by information technology have been at the margins.
    Ex: The library is located in the marginalized quarter of the city of Guatemala.
    Ex: A number of non-public libraries participated in the co-operative scheme and they were known as outlier libraries.
    * beneficio marginal = marginal benefit.
    * coste marginal = marginal cost.
    * costo marginal = marginal cost.
    * de manera marginal = tangentially.
    * grupo marginal = marginalised group.
    * tipo de gravamen marginal = marginal tax rate.
    * tipo fiscal marginal = marginal tax rate.
    * tipo impositivo marginal = marginal tax rate.

    * * *
    A
    1 ‹barrio›
    en las barriadas marginales in the poor, outlying areas of the city
    2 (no central, de poca importancia) ‹posición› peripheral; ‹asunto› marginal, peripheral
    B ( Fin) ‹costo› marginal; ‹tipo› marginal
    C ( Impr):
    una nota marginal a note in the margin, a marginal note
    correcciones marginales corrections in the margin
    * * *

    marginal adjetivo
    1 (Sociol):
    en los barrios marginales in the poor, outlying areas of the city

    2 ( secundario) ‹ posición peripheral;
    asunto marginal, peripheral
    3 (Impr):

    marginal adjetivo marginal
    ' marginal' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    suburbio
    - acotación
    - barriada
    English:
    marginal
    - marginal seat
    - fringe
    * * *
    1. [de fuera de la sociedad] [persona, grupo social] socially excluded;
    una zona marginal de la ciudad a deprived area of the city
    2. [sin importancia] minor;
    un asunto marginal a matter of minor importance
    3. [en página] marginal;
    una nota marginal a marginal note
    4. Econ marginal;
    costo marginal marginal cost;
    tipo marginal marginal rate
    * * *
    adj marginal;
    nota marginal note in the margin
    * * *
    : marginal, fringe

    Spanish-English dictionary > marginal

  • 2 beneficio marginal

    • fringe benefit
    • marginal benefit

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > beneficio marginal

  • 3 grupo marginal

    • fringe group

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > grupo marginal

  • 4 beneficio marginal

    m.
    marginal benefit, fringe benefit, marginal profit.
    * * *
    Ex. Marginal benefits are the additional benefits received when one more unit is produced.
    * * *

    Ex: Marginal benefits are the additional benefits received when one more unit is produced.

    Spanish-English dictionary > beneficio marginal

  • 5 capacitancia marginal

    f.
    fringe capacitance, marginal capacitance.

    Spanish-English dictionary > capacitancia marginal

  • 6 grupo marginal

    m.
    fringe group.
    * * *
    (n.) = disadvantaged community, marginalised group
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Survival information: the role of the public library in the social and cultural development of disadvantaged communities'.
    Ex. The novel 'The Marrow of Tradition' analyzes and exposes the societal prejudices that alienate two marginalized groups from each other.
    * * *
    (n.) = disadvantaged community, marginalised group

    Ex: The article is entitled 'Survival information: the role of the public library in the social and cultural development of disadvantaged communities'.

    Ex: The novel 'The Marrow of Tradition' analyzes and exposes the societal prejudices that alienate two marginalized groups from each other.

    Spanish-English dictionary > grupo marginal

  • 7 área marginal

    f.
    fringe area.

    Spanish-English dictionary > área marginal

  • 8 campo marginal

    m.
    fringe field.

    Spanish-English dictionary > campo marginal

  • 9 organización marginal

    f.
    fringe organization.

    Spanish-English dictionary > organización marginal

  • 10 tierras marginales

    marginal fringe; marginal lands

    Diccionario geografía española-Inglés > tierras marginales

  • 11 una pequeña minoría de

    Ex. This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
    * * *

    Ex: This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.

    Spanish-English dictionary > una pequeña minoría de

  • 12 achacar Algo a

    (v.) = put + Nombre + down to
    Ex. This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
    * * *
    (v.) = put + Nombre + down to

    Ex: This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.

    Spanish-English dictionary > achacar Algo a

  • 13 atribuir Algo a

    (v.) = put + Nombre + down to
    Ex. This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
    * * *
    (v.) = put + Nombre + down to

    Ex: This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.

    Spanish-English dictionary > atribuir Algo a

  • 14 chiflado

    adj.
    nutty, batty, crazy, bananas.
    f. & m.
    nut, crackpot, eccentric person, fruitcake.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: chiflar.
    * * *
    1→ link=chiflar chiflar
    1 familiar mad, crazy, barmy, nuts, bonkers
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 familiar nut, loony, headcase
    \
    estar chiflado,-a con/por algo familiar to be crazy about something, be mad about something
    estar chiflado,-a por alguien familiar (enamorado) to be madly in love with somebody
    * * *
    (f. - chiflada)
    adj.
    nutty, crazy
    * * *
    chiflado, -a *
    1.
    ADJ crazy *, barmy *

    estar chiflado con o por algo/algn — to be crazy about sth/sb

    2.
    SM / F nutter *, nutcase *
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo (fam) crazy (colloq), mad (BrE)

    ese viejo está chiflado — that old guy's crazy, that old guy's a nutter (colloq)

    estar chiflado por algo/alguien — to be crazy o nuts o (BrE) mad about something/somebody (colloq)

    II
    - da masculino, femenino (fam) nutcase (colloq), nutter (colloq)
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], crank, loony [loonier -comp., looniest -sup], nuts, zany [zanier -comp., zaniest -sup.], bonkers, wacko, screwy [screwier -comp., screwiest -sup.], wacky [wackier -comp., wackiest -sup.], stark raving mad, raving mad, raving lunatic, lunatic, nutter, cuckoo, off + Posesivo + nut, potty [pottier -comp., pottiest -sup.], kook, nutty [nuttier -comp., nuttiest -sup.], mad, daffy [daffier -comp., daffiest -sup.], space cadet, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, moonstruck, barmy [barmier -comp., barmiest -sup.].
    Ex. Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.
    Ex. The British Museum Reading Room is filled with cranks, hacks, poverty-stricken scholars who cherish their hobby.
    Ex. Some loud loonies are not dangerous to the library while others may be; the librarian needs to be able to guess which is which.
    Ex. I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex. His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex. This client was bonkers, but believable.
    Ex. Varieties of bad bosses include disagreeable taskmasters, overly ambitious artists, and outright ' wackos'.
    Ex. This is the newspaper that ran a lengthy article about LaRouche's screwy assertion that the greenhouse effect doesn't exist and that the ozone layer is not disappearing.
    Ex. 'Open Season' is a wild and wacky animated comedy set in the town of Timberline.
    Ex. Since he wasn't stark raving mad as a result, but simply very relaxed, I decided I would try it when the opportunity arose.
    Ex. It is said that if anybody remained there for a night, he would be found in the morning either dead, raving mad, or endowed with remarkable genius.
    Ex. Since January of 2006 we have had to deal with the raving lunatics and suicidal madmen of the ruling party of Hamas.
    Ex. This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
    Ex. Even if we do come up with an alternative to nuclear power, in the future, there will be nutters protesting that as well.
    Ex. Meanwhile, further proof that the entire party is cuckoo comes to us with the passage of another big tax cut for the rich.
    Ex. A few years later Stewart went completely off his nut, staged a series of bombings, and wound up in prison after a bizarre kidnapping stunt.
    Ex. The press may be free, but the system is potty.
    Ex. He then ended his affair with Mia, Bram's housekeeper cum lottery winner and daughter of the kook who swears he was abuducted by aliens.
    Ex. When squirrels are acting ' nutty,' it is often caused by a warble or botfly larva living beneath the animal's skin.
    Ex. When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex. This isn't as daffy as it seems to us as we hustle about on the verge of the third millennium.
    Ex. There were space cadets, aimless women -- the melange was incredible.
    Ex. Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex. I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex. ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex. He gets more and more hysterical every week and frankly gives the impression of being a bit barmy by grinning like a maniac and shouting his head off.
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    * chiflado de la informática = computer geek.
    * chiflado perdido = as daft as a brush, as thick as two (short) planks, stir-crazy, knucklehead.
    * estar chiflado = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * estar chiflado por = have + a crush on.
    * volverse chiflado = go + potty, go off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo (fam) crazy (colloq), mad (BrE)

    ese viejo está chiflado — that old guy's crazy, that old guy's a nutter (colloq)

    estar chiflado por algo/alguien — to be crazy o nuts o (BrE) mad about something/somebody (colloq)

    II
    - da masculino, femenino (fam) nutcase (colloq), nutter (colloq)
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], crank, loony [loonier -comp., looniest -sup], nuts, zany [zanier -comp., zaniest -sup.], bonkers, wacko, screwy [screwier -comp., screwiest -sup.], wacky [wackier -comp., wackiest -sup.], stark raving mad, raving mad, raving lunatic, lunatic, nutter, cuckoo, off + Posesivo + nut, potty [pottier -comp., pottiest -sup.], kook, nutty [nuttier -comp., nuttiest -sup.], mad, daffy [daffier -comp., daffiest -sup.], space cadet, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, moonstruck, barmy [barmier -comp., barmiest -sup.].

    Ex: Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.

    Ex: The British Museum Reading Room is filled with cranks, hacks, poverty-stricken scholars who cherish their hobby.
    Ex: Some loud loonies are not dangerous to the library while others may be; the librarian needs to be able to guess which is which.
    Ex: I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex: His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex: This client was bonkers, but believable.
    Ex: Varieties of bad bosses include disagreeable taskmasters, overly ambitious artists, and outright ' wackos'.
    Ex: This is the newspaper that ran a lengthy article about LaRouche's screwy assertion that the greenhouse effect doesn't exist and that the ozone layer is not disappearing.
    Ex: 'Open Season' is a wild and wacky animated comedy set in the town of Timberline.
    Ex: Since he wasn't stark raving mad as a result, but simply very relaxed, I decided I would try it when the opportunity arose.
    Ex: It is said that if anybody remained there for a night, he would be found in the morning either dead, raving mad, or endowed with remarkable genius.
    Ex: Since January of 2006 we have had to deal with the raving lunatics and suicidal madmen of the ruling party of Hamas.
    Ex: This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
    Ex: Even if we do come up with an alternative to nuclear power, in the future, there will be nutters protesting that as well.
    Ex: Meanwhile, further proof that the entire party is cuckoo comes to us with the passage of another big tax cut for the rich.
    Ex: A few years later Stewart went completely off his nut, staged a series of bombings, and wound up in prison after a bizarre kidnapping stunt.
    Ex: The press may be free, but the system is potty.
    Ex: He then ended his affair with Mia, Bram's housekeeper cum lottery winner and daughter of the kook who swears he was abuducted by aliens.
    Ex: When squirrels are acting ' nutty,' it is often caused by a warble or botfly larva living beneath the animal's skin.
    Ex: When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex: This isn't as daffy as it seems to us as we hustle about on the verge of the third millennium.
    Ex: There were space cadets, aimless women -- the melange was incredible.
    Ex: Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex: I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex: ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex: He gets more and more hysterical every week and frankly gives the impression of being a bit barmy by grinning like a maniac and shouting his head off.
    * chiflado de la informática = computer geek.
    * chiflado perdido = as daft as a brush, as thick as two (short) planks, stir-crazy, knucklehead.
    * estar chiflado = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * estar chiflado por = have + a crush on.
    * volverse chiflado = go + potty, go off + Posesivo + rocker.

    * * *
    chiflado1 -da
    ( fam); crazy ( colloq), mad ( BrE)
    ese viejo está chiflado that old guy's crazy o mad o nuts ( colloq), that old guy's a nutter o off his rocker o round the bend ( colloq)
    estar chiflado POR algo/algn to be crazy o nuts o mad ABOUT sth/sb ( colloq)
    está chiflado por ti he's crazy o nuts o mad about you ( colloq)
    chiflado2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam); nutcase ( colloq), nutter ( colloq)
    * * *

    Del verbo chiflar: ( conjugate chiflar)

    chiflado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    chiflado    
    chiflar
    chiflado
    ◊ -da adjetivo (fam) crazy (colloq), mad (BrE);

    estar chiflado por algo/algn to be crazy o mad about sth/sb (colloq)
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (fam) nutter (colloq)
    chiflar ( conjugate chiflar) verbo transitivoactor/cantante to whistle at ( as sign of disapproval), ≈ to boo
    verbo intransitivo
    1 ( silbar) to whistle
    2 (fam) ( gustar mucho):

    chiflarse verbo pronominal (fam) chifladose por algo/algn to be crazy about sth/sb (colloq)
    chiflado,-a
    I adjetivo familiar mad, crazy [por, about]
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino (loco) nut, loony
    chiflar verbo intransitivo
    1 (con la boca) to whistle
    (con un silbato) to blow
    2 familiar (gustar mucho) me chifla esta música, I love this music
    ' chiflado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    chiflada
    - sonada
    - sonado
    - loco
    English:
    barmy
    - batty
    - bend
    - loony
    - mental
    - moonstruck
    - nut
    - nutcase
    - nuts
    - nutty
    - plumb
    - potty
    - wacky
    - zany
    - cracked
    - crush
    - dotty
    - kooky
    - screw
    * * *
    chiflado, -a Fam
    adj
    crazy, mad;
    está chiflado por la música étnica he's crazy o mad about ethnic music;
    está chiflado por una compañera de clase he's really fallen for one of his classmates
    nm,f
    loony
    * * *
    adj fam
    crazy fam
    ( por about), nuts fam
    ( por about)
    II m, chiflada f nutcase fam, basketcase fam
    * * *
    chiflado, -da adj, fam : nuts, crazy
    chiflado, -da n, fam : crazy person, lunatic
    * * *
    chiflado adj crazy [comp. crazier; superl. craziest] / mad [comp. madder; superl. maddest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > chiflado

  • 15 exaltado

    adj.
    exalted, elated, hotheaded, impassioned.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: exaltar.
    * * *
    1→ link=exaltar exaltar
    1 (discusión etc) heated, impassioned
    2 (persona) hot-headed, worked up
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 familiar hothead
    2 PLÍTICA familiar fanatic, extremist
    * * *
    exaltado, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=acalorado) [humor] overexcited, elated; [carácter] excitable; [discurso] impassioned
    2) (=elevado) exalted
    3) (Pol) extreme
    2. SM / F
    1) (=fanático) hothead
    2) (Pol) extremist
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1) ( vehemente) < discurso> impassioned
    2) ( excitado)
    3) [ser] < persona> hotheaded
    II
    - da masculino, femenino hothead
    * * *
    = light-headed, glamourised [glamorized, -USA], hothead, hot-headed [hotheaded], exalted.
    Ex. Despite the heaviness of the air -- the humidity, even at this early time of the day, was thick -- and the impressive Corinthian-columned facade of the library, she felt happy, almost light-headed.
    Ex. Illegally transferring information can range from the extreme of the often glamourised international espionage to the more traditional and common gathering of competitive intelligence.
    Ex. This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
    Ex. The 1996 film of 'Romeo and Juliet' is a gripping presentation of Shakespeare's story of star-crossed lovers in an impulsive, hot-headed, violent world.
    Ex. To his intimates Poe frequently spoke of the exalted state, which he defined as ecstasy, in which he wrote his poems of imagination.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1) ( vehemente) < discurso> impassioned
    2) ( excitado)
    3) [ser] < persona> hotheaded
    II
    - da masculino, femenino hothead
    * * *
    = light-headed, glamourised [glamorized, -USA], hothead, hot-headed [hotheaded], exalted.

    Ex: Despite the heaviness of the air -- the humidity, even at this early time of the day, was thick -- and the impressive Corinthian-columned facade of the library, she felt happy, almost light-headed.

    Ex: Illegally transferring information can range from the extreme of the often glamourised international espionage to the more traditional and common gathering of competitive intelligence.
    Ex: This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
    Ex: The 1996 film of 'Romeo and Juliet' is a gripping presentation of Shakespeare's story of star-crossed lovers in an impulsive, hot-headed, violent world.
    Ex: To his intimates Poe frequently spoke of the exalted state, which he defined as ecstasy, in which he wrote his poems of imagination.

    * * *
    exaltado1 -da
    A (vehemente) ‹discurso› impassioned
    B
    (acalorado, excitado): los exaltados manifestantes profirieron insultos contra la policía the angry demonstrators hurled insults at the police
    los ánimos ya estaban exaltados feelings were already running high
    estaba muy exaltado y no sabía lo que decía he was really worked up and didn't know what he was saying
    C [ SER] ‹persona› hotheaded
    exaltado2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    hothead
    unos exaltados intentaron agredir al árbitro some hotheaded fans tried to attack the referee
    * * *

    Del verbo exaltar: ( conjugate exaltar)

    exaltado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    exaltado    
    exaltar
    exaltado
    ◊ -da adjetivo


    b) ( excitado):


    estaba muy exaltado he was really worked up
    c) [ser] ‹ persona hotheaded

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    hothead
    exaltar ( conjugate exaltar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) ( excitar) ‹ personas to excite;

    pasiones to arouse

    2 (frml) ( alabar) to extol (frml)
    exaltarse verbo pronominal
    to get worked up
    exaltado,-a adj pey impetuous person, hothead: un exaltado se lanzó contra el coche del ministro, a hothead jumped at the minister's car
    exaltar verbo transitivo to praise
    ' exaltado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acalorada
    - acalorado
    - calenturienta
    - calenturiento
    - exaltada
    - histérico
    English:
    ebullient
    - light-headed
    - fiery
    - flushed
    - hot
    - work
    * * *
    exaltado, -a
    adj
    1. [acalorado] [persona] worked up;
    [discusión] heated; [discurso, defensa] fervent;
    no te pongas tan exaltado don't get so worked up;
    los ánimos están muy exaltados en la zona tempers are running high in the area
    2. [excitable] hotheaded
    3. [jubiloso] elated
    nm,f
    [fanático] hothead;
    unos exaltados invadieron el campo a few hotheads ran onto the pitch
    * * *
    adj excited, worked up
    * * *
    exaltado, -da adj
    : excitable, hotheaded
    exaltado, -da n
    : hothead

    Spanish-English dictionary > exaltado

  • 16 fanático

    adj.
    fanatical, fanatic, bigoted.
    m.
    1 fanatic, fan, blind follower.
    2 extremist, fanatic, holder of extreme views, hothead.
    3 crazy fan, geek.
    4 religious fanatic, bigot.
    * * *
    1 fanatic, fanatical
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 fanatic
    * * *
    (f. - fanática)
    noun adj.
    * * *
    fanático, -a
    1.
    2.
    SM / F [gen] fanatic; LAm (Dep) fan
    * * *
    I
    - ca adjetivo fanatical
    II
    - ca masculino, femenino (Pol, Relig) fanatic; ( entusiasmado) fanatic (colloq); ( de fútbol) (AmS period) fan
    * * *
    = radical, fanatic, over zealous [overzealous], hothead, hot-headed [hotheaded], zealot, bigot.
    Ex. A similar approach to arrangement, but one which is less radical than reader interest arrangement, is to rely upon broad categorisation rather than detailed specification.
    Ex. No one but an obsessed fanatic would suggest that reading is all or enough in itself.
    Ex. The author laments the demise of the paper card catalogue as a 'paroxysm of shortsightedness and antiintellectualism' on the part of over zealous librarians, wreaking destruction in a class with the burning of the library at Alexandria.
    Ex. This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
    Ex. The 1996 film of 'Romeo and Juliet' is a gripping presentation of Shakespeare's story of star-crossed lovers in an impulsive, hot-headed, violent world.
    Ex. The author points to the threat posed to the success of the Linux open source operating system by Linux zealots determined to wage war on Microsoft by challenging in on the basis of desktop computing.
    Ex. It has become far too easy for charlatans and bigots to harness religion to their own political agenda.
    ----
    * casi fanático = near-frantic.
    * fanático del deporte = sports freak.
    * fanático religioso = religious zealot, religionist, religious bigot.
    * * *
    I
    - ca adjetivo fanatical
    II
    - ca masculino, femenino (Pol, Relig) fanatic; ( entusiasmado) fanatic (colloq); ( de fútbol) (AmS period) fan
    * * *
    = radical, fanatic, over zealous [overzealous], hothead, hot-headed [hotheaded], zealot, bigot.

    Ex: A similar approach to arrangement, but one which is less radical than reader interest arrangement, is to rely upon broad categorisation rather than detailed specification.

    Ex: No one but an obsessed fanatic would suggest that reading is all or enough in itself.
    Ex: The author laments the demise of the paper card catalogue as a 'paroxysm of shortsightedness and antiintellectualism' on the part of over zealous librarians, wreaking destruction in a class with the burning of the library at Alexandria.
    Ex: This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
    Ex: The 1996 film of 'Romeo and Juliet' is a gripping presentation of Shakespeare's story of star-crossed lovers in an impulsive, hot-headed, violent world.
    Ex: The author points to the threat posed to the success of the Linux open source operating system by Linux zealots determined to wage war on Microsoft by challenging in on the basis of desktop computing.
    Ex: It has become far too easy for charlatans and bigots to harness religion to their own political agenda.
    * casi fanático = near-frantic.
    * fanático del deporte = sports freak.
    * fanático religioso = religious zealot, religionist, religious bigot.

    * * *
    fanático1 -ca
    fanatical
    fanático2 -ca
    masculine, feminine
    1 ( Pol, Relig) fanatic
    2 (entusiasmado) fanatic ( colloq)
    es un fanático de la música clásica ( fam); he's mad o crazy about classical music ( colloq), he's a classical music fanatic o freak ( colloq)
    es una fanática de la gimnasia she's a gym fanatic, she's fanatical about gym
    * * *

    fanático
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    fanatical
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino ( en general) fanatic;
    es un fanático de la gimnasia he's a gym fanatic;

    ( de fútbol) (AmS period) fan
    fanático,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 fanatical
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino
    1 fanatic
    2 (muy aficionado) enthusiast: es un fanático del cine negro, he's a film noir fanatic
    ' fanático' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adherirse
    - fanática
    English:
    addicted
    - fanatic
    - fanatical
    - fiend
    - freak
    - zealot
    * * *
    fanático, -a
    adj
    fanatical
    nm,f
    1. [exaltado] fanatic;
    Dep fanatical supporter
    2. [aficionado]
    es una fanática del cine she's mad about cinema o the movies;
    * * *
    I adj fanatical
    II m, fanática f fanatic
    * * *
    fanático, -ca adj & n
    : fanatic

    Spanish-English dictionary > fanático

  • 17 fogoso

    adj.
    fiery, gung-ho, spirited, red-blooded.
    * * *
    1 fiery, spirited
    * * *
    ADJ (=enérgico) spirited, mettlesome; (=apasionado) fiery, ardent; [caballo etc] frisky
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo ardent
    * * *
    = hothead, hot-headed [hotheaded], fiery [fierier -comp., fieriest -sup.], spirited, red-blooded, torrid.
    Ex. This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
    Ex. The 1996 film of 'Romeo and Juliet' is a gripping presentation of Shakespeare's story of star-crossed lovers in an impulsive, hot-headed, violent world.
    Ex. In the end, his crude language and fiery personality limited him to the role of redneck poltergeist.
    Ex. Their aim was to mount a spirited attack on a consumer driven and marketeers' approach to reading and books, and on relativism and populism.
    Ex. What's the ordinary response if you're a red-blooded American consumer? I mean, you scream like hell and run to the store and demand your money back.
    Ex. He says he wants to have a torrid affair because he's too busy to commit to a proper relationship!.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo ardent
    * * *
    = hothead, hot-headed [hotheaded], fiery [fierier -comp., fieriest -sup.], spirited, red-blooded, torrid.

    Ex: This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.

    Ex: The 1996 film of 'Romeo and Juliet' is a gripping presentation of Shakespeare's story of star-crossed lovers in an impulsive, hot-headed, violent world.
    Ex: In the end, his crude language and fiery personality limited him to the role of redneck poltergeist.
    Ex: Their aim was to mount a spirited attack on a consumer driven and marketeers' approach to reading and books, and on relativism and populism.
    Ex: What's the ordinary response if you're a red-blooded American consumer? I mean, you scream like hell and run to the store and demand your money back.
    Ex: He says he wants to have a torrid affair because he's too busy to commit to a proper relationship!.

    * * *
    fogoso -sa
    ardent
    * * *

    fogoso,-a adjetivo fiery, spirited
    ' fogoso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    fogosa
    English:
    fiery
    - frisky
    - spirited
    * * *
    fogoso, -a adj
    [persona] passionate, intense; [caballo] spirited, lively
    * * *
    adj fiery, ardent
    * * *
    fogoso, -sa adj
    ardiente: ardent

    Spanish-English dictionary > fogoso

  • 18 loco

    adj.
    1 crazy, cracked, batty, crazed.
    2 crazy.
    m.
    madman, crackpot, crazy person, head case.
    * * *
    1 (gen) mad, crazy, insane
    2 (muy ocupado) terribly busy
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 lunatic, insane person
    \
    a lo loco any old how
    como un,-a loco,-a like mad
    estar loco,-a de alegría to be over the moon
    estar loco,-a por alguien to be mad about somebody
    hacer el loco to act wild
    hacerse el/la loco,-a to pretend to know nothing, act dumb
    ¡ni loco,-a! no way!
    volver loco,-a a alguien to drive somebody crazy, drive somebody mad
    volverse loco,-a to go mad
    loco,-a de remate stark raving mad
    * * *
    1. (f. - loca)
    adj.
    crazy, mad
    2. (f. - loca)
    noun
    * * *
    loco, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=no cuerdo) mad, crazy

    ¿estás loco? — are you mad o crazy?

    no seas loco, eso es muy arriesgado — don't be stupid, that's very risky

    una brújula locaa compass whose needle no longer points north

    estaba loco de alegríahe was mad o wild with joy

    andar o estar loco con algo — (=preocupado) to be worried to death about sth; (=contento) to be crazy about sth

    está loco por algn/algo, está loco por esa chica — he's mad o crazy about that girl

    anda o está loca por irse a Inglaterra — she's mad keen to go to England

    tener o traer loco a algn, este asunto me tiene o trae loco — this business is driving me crazy

    volver loco a algn — to drive sb mad, drive sb round the bend

    volverse loco — to go insane, go mad

    2) (=frenético) hectic
    3) * (=enorme)
    2.
    SM / F lunatic, madman/madwoman

    el loco de César se ha comprado otro cochethat lunatic o madman César has bought another car

    correr como un loco — to run like mad

    gritar como un loco — to shout like a madman, shout one's head off

    hacerse el loco — to act the fool

    es un loco perdidohe's stark raving mad

    ponerse como un loco — to start acting like a madman/madwoman

    3.
    SM Chile abalone, false abalone
    * * *
    I
    - ca adjetivo
    1)
    a) (Med, Psic) mad, insane
    b) ( chiflado) crazy (colloq), nuts (colloq)

    este tipo está medio loco — (fam) the guy's not all there (colloq)

    no seas loco, te vas a matar — don't be stupid, you'll kill yourself

    ¿disculparme yo? ni (que estuviera) loco! — what, me apologize? not in a million years!

    hacer algo a lo locoto do something any which way (AmE) o (BrE) any old how (colloq)

    estar loco de remate or de atar — (fam) to be completely nuts (colloq)

    tener or (Esp) traer loco a alguien — to be driving somebody crazy (colloq)

    c) (contento, entusiasmado)

    están locos con el nietothey're besotted with their grandchild

    d) (fam) ( ajetreado)
    2)
    b)

    loco de algo: estaba loca de alegría she was blissfully happy; está loco de celos he's wild with jealousy; estaba loco de dolor he was racked with pain; está loca de amor — she's madly in love

    II
    - ca masculino, femenino
    1) ( enfermo mental) (m) madman; (f) madwoman

    maneja or (Esp) conduce como un loco — he drives like a lunatic

    corrimos como locos — (fam) we ran like crazy o mad (colloq)

    el loco de Javier se vino a pie — Javier walked here, mad fool that he is

    hay mucho loco suelto — (fam) there are a lot of weirdos about (colloq)

    cada loco con su tema — (fam) to each his own

    la loca de la casa — (liter) the imagination

    2) loco masculino (Zool) abalone
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], demented, crazed, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], bananas, mad, insane, deranged, out of + Posesivo + mind, lunatic, nut, bonkers, wacko, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, berserk, wacky [wackier -comp., wackiest -sup.], madman, nutter, off + Posesivo + nut, kook, daffy [daffier -comp., daffiest -sup.], loony [loonier -comp., looniest -sup], maniac, out of + Posesivo + senses, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, moonstruck.
    Ex. Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.
    Ex. Without the ability to select when faced with these choices we would be like demented dogs chasing every attractive smell that reaches our noses in complete confusion of purpose.
    Ex. Many of the inhabitants were shot dead or injured by a crazed gunman.
    Ex. Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex. It is frequently lack of that causes teachers to accuse children of being lazy, uncooperative, insubordinate, rude, or plain bananas.
    Ex. When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex. Ramakrishna was deemed holy by his followers but considered insane by many non-Hindus chiefly because of his behavior when interacting with the goddess Kali.
    Ex. Accessing the web today is like entering a large library, where there is no catalogue but where a deranged janitor has assembled in the lobby a few pages torn from the indexes of randomly selected volumes.
    Ex. The article ' Out of their minds: legal theory in neural networks' criticises the use of neural networks in law.
    Ex. This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
    Ex. The ratings war between TV programmes has produced an emphasis on ' nuts, sluts, & perverts' & their victims, & discussion of sexual problems are commonplace on TV talk shows.
    Ex. This client was bonkers, but believable.
    Ex. Varieties of bad bosses include disagreeable taskmasters, overly ambitious artists, and outright ' wackos'.
    Ex. Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex. The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex. The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex. Today, hyperbolic comic and cartoon imagery is an established movie aesthetic -- a berserk but ironic Pop Art expressionism.
    Ex. 'Open Season' is a wild and wacky animated comedy set in the town of Timberline.
    Ex. Since January of 2006 we have had to deal with the raving lunatics and suicidal madmen of the ruling party of Hamas.
    Ex. Even if we do come up with an alternative to nuclear power, in the future, there will be nutters protesting that as well.
    Ex. A few years later Stewart went completely off his nut, staged a series of bombings, and wound up in prison after a bizarre kidnapping stunt.
    Ex. He then ended his affair with Mia, Bram's housekeeper cum lottery winner and daughter of the kook who swears he was abuducted by aliens.
    Ex. This isn't as daffy as it seems to us as we hustle about on the verge of the third millennium.
    Ex. Some loud loonies are not dangerous to the library while others may be; the librarian needs to be able to guess which is which.
    Ex. The novel is a crude barbaric mixture of verse and prose, poetry and realism, crammed with ghosts, corpses, maniacs all very unlike Racine.
    Ex. He means well for his country, is always an honest man, often a wise one, but sometimes and in some things, absolutely out of his senses.
    Ex. Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex. I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex. ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    ----
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * buscando como loco = in hot pursuit of.
    * casa de locos = lunatic asylum, madhouse, bedlam.
    * casa de los locos = asylum, mental asylum, madhouse.
    * chillar como un loco = shout + Posesivo + head off, scream + Posesivo + head off, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + head, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, scream like + a banshee, wail like + a banshee.
    * como loco = like hell, like crazy, like mad, like a lunatic, like a madman.
    * como un loco = like crazy, like crazy, like mad, like a lunatic, madly, like a madman.
    * estar loco = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * estar loco de alegría = be chuffed to bits, thrill + Nombre + to bits, be tickled pink.
    * estar loco de contento = be beside + Reflexivo + with joy, be over the moon.
    * estar loco de remate = be a real nutter.
    * estar loco por = have + a crush on.
    * gritar como un loco = shout + Posesivo + head off, scream + Posesivo + head off, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + head, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, scream like + a banshee, wail like + a banshee.
    * hacerse el loco = act + dumb, turn + a blind eye to, pretend + not to have heard, pretend + not to have seen, turn + a deaf ear to.
    * idea loca = wild thought.
    * loco como una cabra = raving lunatic.
    * loco de alegría = chuffed to bits.
    * loco de atar = stark raving mad, raving mad, raving lunatic, stir-crazy.
    * loco de contento = chuffed to bits.
    * loco del deporte = sports freak.
    * loco de remate = barking mad, certified madman.
    * loco perdido = stark raving mad, raving mad, raving lunatic.
    * ¡ni loco! = Not on your life!, You won't catch me doing it.
    * parecer loco = sound + crazy.
    * ponerse como loco = get + (all) worked up (about), get + hot under the collar.
    * ponerse loco = go + berserk, go + postal, work up + a lather.
    * sine loco (s.l.) = s.l. (sine loco).
    * trabajar como un loco = work off + Posesivo + shoes.
    * volver a Alguien loco = drive + Alguien + up a wall, drive + Alguien + to despair, drive + Alguien + mad, drive + Alguien + insane, drive + Alguien + crazy, drive + Alguien + nuts, drive + Alguien + potty.
    * volver loco = drive + Alguien + (a)round the bend, piss + Nombre + off.
    * volver loco a Alguien = have + Nombre + jump through the hoops, push + Alguien + over the edge.
    * volverse loco = go + bananas, take + leave of + Posesivo + senses, go + mad, run + amok, lose + Posesivo + marbles, go + bonkers, go + berserk, go + postal, go + wild, go + crazy, go + nuts, go + potty, get + a buzz from, go out of + Posesivo + mind, throw + a wobbly, go off + the rails, throw + a wobbler, go + haywire, go off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * volverse loco de alegría = thrill + Nombre + to bits, be chuffed to bits, be tickled pink.
    * volverse loco por = sweep + Nombre + off + Posesivo + feet, go + gaga (over).
    * * *
    I
    - ca adjetivo
    1)
    a) (Med, Psic) mad, insane
    b) ( chiflado) crazy (colloq), nuts (colloq)

    este tipo está medio loco — (fam) the guy's not all there (colloq)

    no seas loco, te vas a matar — don't be stupid, you'll kill yourself

    ¿disculparme yo? ni (que estuviera) loco! — what, me apologize? not in a million years!

    hacer algo a lo locoto do something any which way (AmE) o (BrE) any old how (colloq)

    estar loco de remate or de atar — (fam) to be completely nuts (colloq)

    tener or (Esp) traer loco a alguien — to be driving somebody crazy (colloq)

    c) (contento, entusiasmado)

    están locos con el nietothey're besotted with their grandchild

    d) (fam) ( ajetreado)
    2)
    b)

    loco de algo: estaba loca de alegría she was blissfully happy; está loco de celos he's wild with jealousy; estaba loco de dolor he was racked with pain; está loca de amor — she's madly in love

    II
    - ca masculino, femenino
    1) ( enfermo mental) (m) madman; (f) madwoman

    maneja or (Esp) conduce como un loco — he drives like a lunatic

    corrimos como locos — (fam) we ran like crazy o mad (colloq)

    el loco de Javier se vino a pie — Javier walked here, mad fool that he is

    hay mucho loco suelto — (fam) there are a lot of weirdos about (colloq)

    cada loco con su tema — (fam) to each his own

    la loca de la casa — (liter) the imagination

    2) loco masculino (Zool) abalone
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], demented, crazed, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], bananas, mad, insane, deranged, out of + Posesivo + mind, lunatic, nut, bonkers, wacko, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, berserk, wacky [wackier -comp., wackiest -sup.], madman, nutter, off + Posesivo + nut, kook, daffy [daffier -comp., daffiest -sup.], loony [loonier -comp., looniest -sup], maniac, out of + Posesivo + senses, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, moonstruck.

    Ex: Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.

    Ex: Without the ability to select when faced with these choices we would be like demented dogs chasing every attractive smell that reaches our noses in complete confusion of purpose.
    Ex: Many of the inhabitants were shot dead or injured by a crazed gunman.
    Ex: Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex: It is frequently lack of that causes teachers to accuse children of being lazy, uncooperative, insubordinate, rude, or plain bananas.
    Ex: When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex: Ramakrishna was deemed holy by his followers but considered insane by many non-Hindus chiefly because of his behavior when interacting with the goddess Kali.
    Ex: Accessing the web today is like entering a large library, where there is no catalogue but where a deranged janitor has assembled in the lobby a few pages torn from the indexes of randomly selected volumes.
    Ex: The article ' Out of their minds: legal theory in neural networks' criticises the use of neural networks in law.
    Ex: This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
    Ex: The ratings war between TV programmes has produced an emphasis on ' nuts, sluts, & perverts' & their victims, & discussion of sexual problems are commonplace on TV talk shows.
    Ex: This client was bonkers, but believable.
    Ex: Varieties of bad bosses include disagreeable taskmasters, overly ambitious artists, and outright ' wackos'.
    Ex: Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex: The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex: The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex: Today, hyperbolic comic and cartoon imagery is an established movie aesthetic -- a berserk but ironic Pop Art expressionism.
    Ex: 'Open Season' is a wild and wacky animated comedy set in the town of Timberline.
    Ex: Since January of 2006 we have had to deal with the raving lunatics and suicidal madmen of the ruling party of Hamas.
    Ex: Even if we do come up with an alternative to nuclear power, in the future, there will be nutters protesting that as well.
    Ex: A few years later Stewart went completely off his nut, staged a series of bombings, and wound up in prison after a bizarre kidnapping stunt.
    Ex: He then ended his affair with Mia, Bram's housekeeper cum lottery winner and daughter of the kook who swears he was abuducted by aliens.
    Ex: This isn't as daffy as it seems to us as we hustle about on the verge of the third millennium.
    Ex: Some loud loonies are not dangerous to the library while others may be; the librarian needs to be able to guess which is which.
    Ex: The novel is a crude barbaric mixture of verse and prose, poetry and realism, crammed with ghosts, corpses, maniacs all very unlike Racine.
    Ex: He means well for his country, is always an honest man, often a wise one, but sometimes and in some things, absolutely out of his senses.
    Ex: Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex: I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex: ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * buscando como loco = in hot pursuit of.
    * casa de locos = lunatic asylum, madhouse, bedlam.
    * casa de los locos = asylum, mental asylum, madhouse.
    * chillar como un loco = shout + Posesivo + head off, scream + Posesivo + head off, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + head, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, scream like + a banshee, wail like + a banshee.
    * como loco = like hell, like crazy, like mad, like a lunatic, like a madman.
    * como un loco = like crazy, like crazy, like mad, like a lunatic, madly, like a madman.
    * estar loco = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * estar loco de alegría = be chuffed to bits, thrill + Nombre + to bits, be tickled pink.
    * estar loco de contento = be beside + Reflexivo + with joy, be over the moon.
    * estar loco de remate = be a real nutter.
    * estar loco por = have + a crush on.
    * gritar como un loco = shout + Posesivo + head off, scream + Posesivo + head off, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + head, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, scream like + a banshee, wail like + a banshee.
    * hacerse el loco = act + dumb, turn + a blind eye to, pretend + not to have heard, pretend + not to have seen, turn + a deaf ear to.
    * idea loca = wild thought.
    * loco como una cabra = raving lunatic.
    * loco de alegría = chuffed to bits.
    * loco de atar = stark raving mad, raving mad, raving lunatic, stir-crazy.
    * loco de contento = chuffed to bits.
    * loco del deporte = sports freak.
    * loco de remate = barking mad, certified madman.
    * loco perdido = stark raving mad, raving mad, raving lunatic.
    * ¡ni loco! = Not on your life!, You won't catch me doing it.
    * parecer loco = sound + crazy.
    * ponerse como loco = get + (all) worked up (about), get + hot under the collar.
    * ponerse loco = go + berserk, go + postal, work up + a lather.
    * sine loco (s.l.) = s.l. (sine loco).
    * trabajar como un loco = work off + Posesivo + shoes.
    * volver a Alguien loco = drive + Alguien + up a wall, drive + Alguien + to despair, drive + Alguien + mad, drive + Alguien + insane, drive + Alguien + crazy, drive + Alguien + nuts, drive + Alguien + potty.
    * volver loco = drive + Alguien + (a)round the bend, piss + Nombre + off.
    * volver loco a Alguien = have + Nombre + jump through the hoops, push + Alguien + over the edge.
    * volverse loco = go + bananas, take + leave of + Posesivo + senses, go + mad, run + amok, lose + Posesivo + marbles, go + bonkers, go + berserk, go + postal, go + wild, go + crazy, go + nuts, go + potty, get + a buzz from, go out of + Posesivo + mind, throw + a wobbly, go off + the rails, throw + a wobbler, go + haywire, go off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * volverse loco de alegría = thrill + Nombre + to bits, be chuffed to bits, be tickled pink.
    * volverse loco por = sweep + Nombre + off + Posesivo + feet, go + gaga (over).

    * * *
    loco1 -ca
    A
    1 ( Med, Psic) mad, insane
    2 (chiflado) crazy ( colloq), nuts ( colloq), mad ( BrE colloq)
    este tipo está medio loco ( fam); this guy's not all there ( colloq), this guy's a bit cracked ( colloq)
    ¡pero ustedes están or ( AmL) son locos! you must be crazy o mad o insane o out of your mind! ( colloq)
    no seas loco, te vas a matar don't be so stupid o foolish, you'll kill yourself
    eso no lo hago (pero) ni loco there's no way I'd do that, nothing in the world would make me do that o induce me to do that
    ¿disculparme yo? ¡ni (que estuviera) loco! what, me apologize? not in a million years o no way o never!
    llenó el formulario a lo loco she completed the form any which way ( AmE) o ( BrE) any old how ( colloq)
    gasta dinero a lo loco he spends money like water o like there's no tomorrow
    estar loco de remate or de atar ( fam); to be stark raving o stark staring mad, to be nutty as a fruitcake ( colloq), to be completely nuts ( colloq), to be mad as a hatter ( BrE)
    traer or tener loco a algn ( Esp); to be driving sb mad o crazy o up the wall o round the bend ( colloq)
    volver loco a algn to drive sb mad o crazy ( colloq)
    vuelve locos a los hombres she drives men wild ( colloq)
    el chocolate me vuelve loca I adore chocolate, I'm a chocolate addict ( colloq)
    volverse loco to go mad
    este desorden es para volverse loco this mess is enough to drive you crazy ( colloq)
    3
    (contento, entusiasmado): están locos con el nieto they're besotted with o crazy about their grandchild
    está loca por él she's mad o crazy o wild about him ( colloq)
    está loco por verla/por que le presenten a Laura he's dying o ( BrE) mad keen to see her/to be introduced to Laura ( colloq)
    es loco por las aceitunas (CS); he's crazy about o mad on olives ( colloq)
    4 ( fam) (preocupado) worried sick ( colloq)
    anda (como) loco con las pruebas he's worried sick about the tests
    B
    1
    (indicando gran cantidad): tengo unas ganas locas de verla I'm really looking forward to seeing her, I'm dying to see her ( colloq)
    tuvo una suerte loca she was incredibly lucky
    la obra tuvo un éxito loco the play was hugely successful
    tienen la guita loca ( RPl arg); they're rolling in it ( colloq), they're absolutely loaded ( colloq)
    2 loco DE algo:
    estaba loca de alegría or de contenta she was incredibly happy, she was over the moon ( BrE colloq)
    está loco de ira/celos he's wild with anger/jealousy
    estaba loco de dolor he was racked with pain
    está loca de amor por él she's madly in love with him
    3
    (CS fam) (indicando poca cantidad): por cuatro clientes locos que puedan venir, no vamos a abrir it's not worth opening up just for a few odd customers
    loco2 -ca
    masculine, feminine
    A (enfermo mental) ( masculine) madman; ( feminine) madwoman
    se puso como un loco al oír la noticia he went crazy o mad when he heard the news
    maneja or ( Esp) conduce como un loco he drives like a madman o lunatic
    corrimos como locos para alcanzar el autobús ( fam); we ran like crazy o mad to catch the bus ( colloq)
    gritaba como una loca she was shouting like a madwoman, she was shouting her head off ( colloq)
    ¡qué desorganización, esto es de locos! what chaos! this is pure o sheer madness!
    el loco de Javier se ha venido a pie Javier walked here, madman that he is
    hoy en día hay mucho loco suelto ( fam); there are a lot of loonies o nutcases o weirdos about these days ( colloq)
    cada loco con su tema ( fam); to each his own, each to his own ( BrE)
    ahora le ha dado por el budismocada loco con su tema she's into Buddhism now — oh well, each to his own o ( colloq) whatever turns you on
    hacer el loco ( Chi fam); to make a fool of oneself
    hacerse el loco to act dumb ( colloq)
    no te hagas el loco don't act dumb, don't pretend you haven't seen/heard
    la loca de la casa ( liter); the imagination
    B
    loco masculine ( Chi) ( Zool) abalone
    C
    loco masculine ( RPl arg) (hombre) guy ( colloq), bloke ( BrE colloq)
    * * *

     

    loco 1
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    a) (Med, Psic) mad, insane

    b) ( chiflado) crazy (colloq), nuts (colloq);


    eso no lo hago (pero) ni loco there's no way I'd do that;
    hacer algo a lo loco to do sth any which way (AmE) o (BrE) any old how (colloq);
    estar loco de remate (fam) to be completely nuts (colloq);
    tener or (Esp) traer loco a algn to be driving sb crazy (colloq);
    volver loco a algn to drive sb crazy (colloq);
    volverse loco to go mad


    está loco por volver he's dying to come back (colloq)
    d) (fam) ( ajetreado):




    tuvo una suerte loca she was incredibly lucky
    f) estar loco de algo: ‹de entusiasmo/furia/celos› to be wild with sth;

    de dolor/remordimiento› to be racked with sth;

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino ( enfermo mental) (m) madman;
    (f) madwoman;
    se puso como un loco he went crazy o mad;

    corrimos como locos (fam) we ran like crazy o mad (colloq);
    hacerse el loco to act dumb (colloq)
    loco 2 sustantivo masculino (Chi) (Zool) abalone
    loco,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 mad, crazy
    volverse loco, to lose one's mind o to go mad
    2 (deseoso) estoy loco por ir a París, I'm eager to travel to Paris
    3 (entusiasmado) está loca de alegría, she's thrilled
    está loco por las motos, he's crazy about motorbikes
    II m,f (hombre) madman, (mujer) madwoman
    ♦ Locuciones: hacerse el loco, to act the fool
    familiar ¡ni loco!, I'd sooner die!
    familiar traer/volver loco a alguien, to drive sb crazy
    a lo loco, crazily

    ' loco' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atar
    - chiflada
    - chiflado
    - conforme
    - enajenar
    - enajenarse
    - estragos
    - hormigueo
    - ida
    - ido
    - loc. cit.
    - loca
    - tema
    - tocada
    - tocado
    - trastocarse
    - trastornar
    - volver
    - volverse
    - carro
    - maniaco
    - perdido
    - poner
    - rayado
    - rayar
    - rematado
    English:
    amok
    - away
    - bend
    - berserk
    - beside
    - bit
    - bonkers
    - certifiable
    - change over
    - cracker
    - crazy
    - cuckoo
    - delirious
    - demented
    - drive
    - gaga
    - head
    - hijack
    - insane
    - loony
    - lunatic
    - mad
    - madly
    - madman
    - maniac
    - mind
    - moon
    - nut
    - nuts
    - nutter
    - nutty
    - parched
    - potshot
    - rampage
    - raving
    - roadhog
    - send
    - some
    - something
    - stark
    - wall
    - wild
    - wildly
    - wind up
    - wit
    - bumper car
    - cracked
    - fear
    - flap
    - go
    * * *
    loco, -a
    adj
    1. [demente] mad, crazy;
    volver loco a alguien [enajenar, aturdir] to drive sb mad;
    esos martillazos en la pared me van a volver loco that hammering on the wall is driving me mad;
    el dolor lo volvía loco the pain was driving him mad;
    volverse loco to go mad;
    este niño me trae loco this child is driving me mad;
    estar loco de atar o [m5] de remate to be stark raving mad;
    ¡ni loco! (absolutely) no way!;
    ¡no lo haría ni loco! there's no way you'd get me doing that!
    2. [insensato] mad, crazy;
    no seas loca, es muy peligroso don't be (so) stupid, it's very dangerous;
    está medio loco pero es muy simpático he's a bit crazy, but he's very nice with it;
    a lo loco [sin pensar] hastily;
    [temerariamente] wildly;
    conduce o Am [m5] maneja a lo loco he drives like a madman
    3. [apasionado, entusiasmado] mad, crazy;
    la abuela está loca con su nieto the grandmother's mad o crazy about her grandson;
    estar loco de contento/pasión to be wild with joy/passion;
    estar loco de amor to be madly in love;
    estar loco de celos to be wildly o insanely jealous;
    estar loco de ira to be raging mad;
    estar o CSur [m5]ser loco por algo/alguien to be mad about sth/sb;
    está o CSur [m5] es loco por ella [enamorado] he's madly in love with her, he's crazy about her;
    está loca por conocerte she's dying to meet you;
    está (como) loco por que lleguen los invitados he's desperate for the guests to arrive, he can't wait for the guests to arrive;
    le vuelve loco el fútbol he's mad about soccer o Br football, he's soccer-crazy o Br football-crazy;
    la vuelve loca la paella she absolutely adores paella
    4. [muy ajetreado] mad, hectic;
    llevamos una semana loca it's been a mad week for us
    5. [enorme]
    tengo unas ganas locas de conocer Italia I'm absolutely dying to go to Italy;
    tuvimos una suerte loca we were extraordinarily o amazingly lucky;
    RP Fam
    tener la guita loca to be rolling in it
    6. RP Fam [insignificante]
    sólo van a venir tres o cuatro invitados locos only a handful of guests will show up;
    no nos vamos a pelear por dos pesos locos let's not quarrel over a few measly pesos
    nm,f
    1. [enfermo] [hombre] lunatic, madman;
    [mujer] lunatic, madwoman;
    conduce o Am [m5] maneja como un loco he drives like a madman;
    corrimos como locos we ran like mad o crazy;
    el loco de tu marido se puso a chillar that madman husband of yours started shouting;
    ponerse como un loco [enfadarse] to go mad;
    sería de locos empezar de nuevo todo el trabajo it would be crazy o madness to start the whole job over again;
    Fam
    ¡deja de hacer el loco! stop messing around!;
    cada loco con su tema: ya está otra vez Santi con lo del yoga, cada loco con su tema Santi's going on about yoga again, the man's obsessed!;
    Fam
    hacerse el loco to play dumb, to pretend not to understand
    2. RP, Ven Fam [como apelativo]
    este loco se encarga de todo this guy's in charge of everything;
    loco, vení para acá come over here, Br mate o US buddy
    3. Chile [molusco comestible] false abalone
    * * *
    I adj mad, crazy;
    a lo loco fam ( sin pensar) hastily;
    es para volverse loco it’s enough to drive you mad o crazy;
    remate completely mad;
    estar loco de alegría be insanely happy;
    estar loco por alguien be mad o crazy about s.o.
    II m
    1 madman;
    cada loco con su tema each to his own;
    hacer el loco make a fool of o.s.
    guy;
    loco, ayudame help me, pal
    * * *
    loco, -ca adj
    1) demente: crazy, insane, mad
    2)
    a lo loco : wildly, recklessly
    3)
    volverse loco : to go mad
    loco, -ca n
    1) : crazy person, lunatic
    2)
    hacerse el loco : to act the fool
    * * *
    loco1 adj crazy [comp. crazier; superl. craziest] / mad [comp. madder; superl. maddest]
    loco2 n lunatic

    Spanish-English dictionary > loco

  • 19 majareta

    adj.
    nuts, crazy.
    f.
    loony, crazy person, crackpot, basket case.
    * * *
    1 familiar→ link=majara majara
    * * *
    = wacko, stark raving mad, raving mad, raving lunatic, madman, lunatic, basket case, nutter, cuckoo, off + Posesivo + nut, potty [pottier -comp., pottiest -sup.], kook, mad, crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], daffy [daffier -comp., daffiest -sup.], off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, moonstruck, barmy [barmier -comp., barmiest -sup.].
    Ex. Varieties of bad bosses include disagreeable taskmasters, overly ambitious artists, and outright ' wackos'.
    Ex. Since he wasn't stark raving mad as a result, but simply very relaxed, I decided I would try it when the opportunity arose.
    Ex. It is said that if anybody remained there for a night, he would be found in the morning either dead, raving mad, or endowed with remarkable genius.
    Ex. Since January of 2006 we have had to deal with the raving lunatics and suicidal madmen of the ruling party of Hamas.
    Ex. Since January of 2006 we have had to deal with the raving lunatics and suicidal madmen of the ruling party of Hamas.
    Ex. This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
    Ex. They are seen as basket cases, 'damaged goods', the vulnerable children of the world who need the help and protection of the UN, NGOs and armies of therapists from the West.
    Ex. Even if we do come up with an alternative to nuclear power, in the future, there will be nutters protesting that as well.
    Ex. Meanwhile, further proof that the entire party is cuckoo comes to us with the passage of another big tax cut for the rich.
    Ex. A few years later Stewart went completely off his nut, staged a series of bombings, and wound up in prison after a bizarre kidnapping stunt.
    Ex. The press may be free, but the system is potty.
    Ex. He then ended his affair with Mia, Bram's housekeeper cum lottery winner and daughter of the kook who swears he was abuducted by aliens.
    Ex. When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex. Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.
    Ex. This isn't as daffy as it seems to us as we hustle about on the verge of the third millennium.
    Ex. Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex. I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex. ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex. He gets more and more hysterical every week and frankly gives the impression of being a bit barmy by grinning like a maniac and shouting his head off.
    ----
    * estar majareta = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * volverse majareta = go + potty, go out of + Posesivo + mind, go off + the rails, go off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * * *
    = wacko, stark raving mad, raving mad, raving lunatic, madman, lunatic, basket case, nutter, cuckoo, off + Posesivo + nut, potty [pottier -comp., pottiest -sup.], kook, mad, crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], daffy [daffier -comp., daffiest -sup.], off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, moonstruck, barmy [barmier -comp., barmiest -sup.].

    Ex: Varieties of bad bosses include disagreeable taskmasters, overly ambitious artists, and outright ' wackos'.

    Ex: Since he wasn't stark raving mad as a result, but simply very relaxed, I decided I would try it when the opportunity arose.
    Ex: It is said that if anybody remained there for a night, he would be found in the morning either dead, raving mad, or endowed with remarkable genius.
    Ex: Since January of 2006 we have had to deal with the raving lunatics and suicidal madmen of the ruling party of Hamas.
    Ex: Since January of 2006 we have had to deal with the raving lunatics and suicidal madmen of the ruling party of Hamas.
    Ex: This put the matter down to the work of a marginal fringe of hotheads & lunatics.
    Ex: They are seen as basket cases, 'damaged goods', the vulnerable children of the world who need the help and protection of the UN, NGOs and armies of therapists from the West.
    Ex: Even if we do come up with an alternative to nuclear power, in the future, there will be nutters protesting that as well.
    Ex: Meanwhile, further proof that the entire party is cuckoo comes to us with the passage of another big tax cut for the rich.
    Ex: A few years later Stewart went completely off his nut, staged a series of bombings, and wound up in prison after a bizarre kidnapping stunt.
    Ex: The press may be free, but the system is potty.
    Ex: He then ended his affair with Mia, Bram's housekeeper cum lottery winner and daughter of the kook who swears he was abuducted by aliens.
    Ex: When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex: Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.
    Ex: This isn't as daffy as it seems to us as we hustle about on the verge of the third millennium.
    Ex: Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex: I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex: ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex: He gets more and more hysterical every week and frankly gives the impression of being a bit barmy by grinning like a maniac and shouting his head off.
    * estar majareta = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * volverse majareta = go + potty, go out of + Posesivo + mind, go off + the rails, go off + Posesivo + rocker.

    * * *

    majara, majareta adj fam loony, nutty
    ' majareta' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    majara
    English:
    marble
    - rocker
    * * *
    majareta, Esp majara Fam
    adj
    nutty
    nmf
    nutcase
    * * *
    adj fam
    nutty fam, screwy fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > majareta

  • 20 minoría

    f.
    minority, the few.
    * * *
    1 minority
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *

    estar en minoríato be in a o the minority

    * * *
    femenino minority

    estar en minoría — to be in a/the minority

    * * *
    Ex. Or in broader terms there exists not so much the middle and working class, but rather the majority and the minority.
    ----
    * biblioteca de minoría étnica = ethnic library.
    * estar en minoría = be in the minority.
    * falsa política de integración de minorías = tokenism.
    * información en defensa de las minorías = affirmative information.
    * minoría cultural = cultural minority.
    * minoría étnica = ethnic minority.
    * minoría lingüística = linguistic minority, language minority.
    * minoría negra = black minority.
    * minoría privilegiada, la = privileged few, the.
    * minoría privilegiada, una = privileged few, a.
    * minoría racial = racial minority.
    * ser la minoría = be in the minority.
    * una minoría de = a minority of.
    * una minoría selecta = a select few.
    * una pequeña minoría de = a marginal fringe of.
    * una selecta minoría = a select few.
    * * *
    femenino minority

    estar en minoría — to be in a/the minority

    * * *

    Ex: Or in broader terms there exists not so much the middle and working class, but rather the majority and the minority.

    * biblioteca de minoría étnica = ethnic library.
    * estar en minoría = be in the minority.
    * falsa política de integración de minorías = tokenism.
    * información en defensa de las minorías = affirmative information.
    * minoría cultural = cultural minority.
    * minoría étnica = ethnic minority.
    * minoría lingüística = linguistic minority, language minority.
    * minoría negra = black minority.
    * minoría privilegiada, la = privileged few, the.
    * minoría privilegiada, una = privileged few, a.
    * minoría racial = racial minority.
    * ser la minoría = be in the minority.
    * una minoría de = a minority of.
    * una minoría selecta = a select few.
    * una pequeña minoría de = a marginal fringe of.
    * una selecta minoría = a select few.

    * * *
    minority
    minoría parlamentaria parliamentary minority
    estar en minoría to be in a/the minority
    minorías étnicas ethnic minorities
    proteger los derechos de las minorías to protect the rights of minorities o minority rights
    los que apoyaban la huelga eran una minoría those who supported the strike were a minority
    gobernar en minoría to rule with a minority government
    Compuesto:
    minority
    * * *

    minoría sustantivo femenino
    minority;
    estar en minoría to be in a/the minority;

    minoría de edad minority
    minoría sustantivo femenino minority: estamos en minoría, we are in a minority
    minoría de edad, state of being a minor or under age

    ' minoría' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    golpista
    English:
    minority
    - vocal
    - ethnic
    - few
    * * *
    minority;
    los que piensan así son una minoría people who think like that are in a minority;
    estar en minoría to be in a minority
    minoría de edad (legal) minority;
    minorías étnicas ethnic minorities;
    minoría racial racial minority
    * * *
    f minority
    * * *
    : minority
    * * *
    minoría n minority [pl. minorities]

    Spanish-English dictionary > minoría

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