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    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
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    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
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    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
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    A
    1 ( amperio) ampere, amp; (símbolo) A
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    prep.
    1) to
    2) into
    3) in
    4) at
    5) on
    6) with
    * * *
    SF = a (=letra) A, a
    * * *
    a femenino (pl aes) ( read as [a]) the letter A, a
    * * *
    = for, per, to.
    Ex. The fine policy matrix corresponds to the loan policy matrix, cell for cell.
    Ex. Indexing can thus be achieved at a detailed level, with often many terms per document, with almost no indexing effort.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la mano de = available at the fingertips of.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
    * a últ

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    a
    La preposición a suele emplearse precedida de ciertos verbos como empezar, ir, oler, sonar etc, en cuyo caso ver bajo el respectivo verbo.
    No se traduce cuando introduce el complemento directo de persona (ser humano, pronombres personales que lo representan como quien, alguien, etc) o un nombre con un objeto o animal personalizado: amo a mi patria = I love my country, pasear al perro = to walk the dog.
    En los casos en que precede al artículo definido el para formar la contracción al, ver bajo la siguiente entrada, donde también se encontrarán otros ejemplos y usos de a.
    A (en relaciones de espacio, lugar)
    voy a México/a la fiesta I'm going to Mexico/to the party
    voy a casa I'm going home
    dobla a la derecha turn right
    se cayó al río she fell into the river
    estaban sentados a la mesa they were sitting at the table
    a orillas del Ebro on the banks of the Ebro
    se sentó al sol he sat in the sun
    se sentó a mi derecha he sat down to the right of me o on my right
    a la vuelta de la esquina around the corner
    queda al norte de Toledo it's (to the) north of Toledo
    3
    (indicando distancia): está a diez kilómetros de aquí it's ten kilometers from here, it's ten kilometers away
    está a unos 20 minutos de aquí it takes o it's about 20 minutes from here, it's a 20 minute drive ( o walk etc) from here
    1 (señalando hora, momento, fecha) at
    abren a las ocho they open at eight o'clock
    ¿a qué hora vengo? what time shall I come?
    a eso de las dos at around o about two o'clock
    a mediados de abril in mid-April
    hoy estamos a 20 it's the 20th today
    al día siguiente the next o following day
    empezó a hablar a los diez meses he started talking when he was ten months old o at ten months
    llegó a la mañana/noche ( RPl); he arrived in the morning/at night
    2 al + INF:
    se cayó al bajar del autobús she fell as she was getting off the bus
    al verlo me di cuenta de que ya no lo quería when I saw him o on seeing him, I realized that I no longer loved him
    al salir de la estación torcí a la izquierda I turned left out of the station
    3
    (indicando distancia en el tiempo): a escasos minutos de su llegada (después) just a few minutes after she arrived; (antes) just a few minutes before she arrived
    trabajan de lunes a viernes/de una a cinco they work (from) Monday to Friday/from one to five
    a los diez minutos del primer tiempo ten minutes into the first half o after ten minutes of the first half
    estaré en París de martes a jueves I'll be in Paris from Tuesday until Thursday, I'll be in Paris Tuesday through Thursday ( AmE)
    C
    (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia): tres veces al día/a la semana three times a day/a week
    sale a 2.000 euros por cabeza it works out at 2,000 euros per person
    iban a 100 kilómetros por hora they were going (at) 100 kilometers per hour
    nos ganaron cinco a tres they beat us by five points to three, they beat us five three o ( AmE) five to three
    D
    (indicando modo, estilo): fuimos a pie/a caballo we walked/rode, we went on foot/on horseback
    pollo al horno/a la brasa roast/barbecued chicken
    un peinado a lo Rodolfo Valentino a Rudolph Valentino hairstyle
    a crédito on credit
    ilustraciones a todo color full-color illustrations
    una tela a rayas a piece of striped material
    1
    (introduciendo el complemento directo de persona): ¿viste a José? did you see José?
    la policía está buscando al asesino the police are looking for the murderer
    no he leído a Freud I haven't read (any) Freud
    busca una secretaria bilingüe he's looking for a bilingual secretary
    ]
    2
    (introduciendo el complemento indirecto): le escribió una carta a su padre he wrote a letter to his father, he wrote his father a letter
    dáselo/dáselos a ella give it/them to her
    les enseña inglés a mis hijos she teaches my children English
    suave al tacto soft to the touch
    agradable al oído pleasing to the ear
    3
    (indicando procedencia): se lo compré a una gitana I bought it from o ( colloq) off a gipsy
    F
    enséñale a nadar teach him to swim
    fue a preguntar he went to ask
    a que + SUBJ:
    los instó a que participaran he urged them to take part
    voy a ir a que me hagan un chequeo I'm going to go and have a checkup
    2 ( fam)
    (para): ¿a qué tanta ceremonia? what's all the fuss for?
    ¿a qué le fuiste a decir eso? what did you go and tell him that for?
    3
    a por ( Esp fam): bajo a por pan I'm going down to get some bread o for some bread ( colloq)
    ¿quién va a ir a por los niños? who's going to fetch o get the children?
    ¡a por ello! go for it!
    los puntos a tratar en la reunión de mañana the points to be discussed at tomorrow's meeting
    es una idea a tener en cuenta it's an idea to bear in mind o that should be borne in mind
    total a pagar total payable
    horario a convenir hours to be arranged
    H
    1
    (en órdenes): ¡a la cama, niños! off to bed, children!
    ¡a callar! shut up! ( colloq)
    vamos ¡a trabajar! come on, let's get some work done!
    a decir verdad to tell you the truth
    a juzgar por lo que tú dices judging from what you say
    3 ( fam)
    (en cuanto a): a tozudo no hay quien le gane when it comes to being stubborn there's nobody like him
    4
    (indicando causa): a petición del interesado ( frml); at the request of the interested party
    al + INF:
    al no saber idiomas está en desventaja as he doesn't speak any languages he is at a disadvantage, he's at a disadvantage not speaking any languages
    5
    (expresando desafío): ¿a que no sabes qué nota me puso? you'll never guess what mark she gave me!
    tú no te atreverías — ¿a que sí? you wouldn't dare — do you want to o a bet? ( colloq)
    ¡a que no puedes! bet you can't! ( colloq)
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    a sustantivo femenino (pl aes) (read as /a/) the letter A, a

    a preposición Nota:
    La preposición a suele emplearse precedida de ciertos verbos como empezar, ir, oler, sonar etc, en cuyo caso ver bajo el respectivo verbo.No se traduce cuando introduce el complemento directo de persona (ser humano, pronombres personales que lo representan, como quien, alguien, algún etc) o un nombre con un objeto o animal personalizado: amo a mi patria = I love my country, paseo a mi perro = I walk my dog.En los casos en que precede al artículo definido el para formar la contracción al, ver bajo la siguiente entrada, donde también se encontrarán otros ejemplos y usos de a.
    1

    voy a México/la tienda I'm going to Mexico/to the shop;

    voy a casa I'm going home;
    se cayó al río she fell into the river


    a orillas del Ebro on the banks of the Ebro;
    se sentó al sol he sat in the sun;
    se sentó a mi derecha he sat down on my right


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


    a la hora de comer at lunch time;
    ¿a qué hora vengo? what time shall I come?;
    a mediados de abril in mid-April;
    al día siguiente the next o following day

    hoy estamos a lunes/a 20 today is Monday/it's the 20th today

    c) al + inf:


    al enterarse de la noticia when he learnt o on learning the news



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

    sale a 100 euros cada uno it works out at 100 euros each;
    a 100 kilómetros por hora (at) 100 kilometers per hour;
    nos ganaron cinco a tres they beat us five three o (AmE) five to three
    4 (indicando modo, medio, estilo):
    a pie/a caballo on foot/on horseback;

    a crédito on credit;
    funciona a pilas it runs on batteries;
    a mano by hand;
    a rayas striped;
    vestirse a lo punk to wear punk clothes
    5

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

    no he leído a Freud I haven't read (any) Freud


    dáselo a ella give it to her;
    les enseña inglés a mis hijos she teaches my children English;
    le echó (la) llave a la puerta she locked the door

    se lo compré a una gitana I bought it from o (colloq) off a gipsy

    A, a f (letra) A
    'A' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    a. C.
    - a.m.
    - abajeña
    - abajeño
    - abanderada
    - abanderado
    - abandonar
    - abandonada
    - abandonado
    - abanico
    - abarquillada
    - abarquillado
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abasto
    - abatida
    - abatido
    - abatirse
    - abdicar
    - aberración
    - abertura
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abigarrada
    - abigarrado
    - abigarrar
    - ablandar
    - ablusada
    - ablusado
    - abnegada
    - abnegado
    - abobada
    - abobado
    - abocada
    - abocado
    - abogacía
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abombada
    - abombado
    - abonar
    - abonada
    - abonado
    - abonarse
    - abono
    - abordar
    - abordaje
    - aborregar
    - abortar
    - abortiva
    English:
    A
    - A-level
    - a.m.
    - abandon
    - abandoned
    - abide by
    - ability
    - abject
    - abnormal
    - aboard
    - aborigine
    - abortion
    - abortive
    - about
    - above
    - above-board
    - above-mentioned
    - abrasive
    - abreast
    - abridged
    - abrupt
    - absent
    - absent-minded
    - absolute
    - absolutely
    - absorbed
    - abstemious
    - abstract
    - absurd
    - abundant
    - abuse
    - abusive
    - abysmal
    - academic
    - academy
    - accede
    - accent
    - acceptable
    - access
    - accident-prone
    - accidental
    - accidentally
    - acclimatized
    - accommodate
    - accommodation
    - accomplish
    - accomplished
    - account
    - account for
    - accountable
    * * *
    A
    1. (abrev de autopista) Br M, US freeway
    2. (abrev de alfil) [en notación de ajedrez] B
    A, a [a] nf
    [letra] A, a;
    si por a o por be… if for any reason…
    * * *
    a
    prp
    al este de to the east of;
    a casa home;
    ir a la cama/al cine go to bed/to the movies;
    ¡a trabajar! get to work!;
    vamos a Buenos Aires we’re going to Buenos Aires;
    voy a casa de Marta I’m going to Marta’s (house)
    a la mesa at the table;
    al lado de next to;
    a la derecha on the right;
    al sol in the sun;
    a treinta kilómetros de Cuzco thirty kilometers from Cuzco;
    está a cinco kilómetros it’s five kilometers away
    :
    ¿a qué hora llegas? what time do you arrive?;
    a las tres at three o’clock;
    de once a doce from eleven (o’clock) to twelve;
    estamos a quince de febrero it’s February fifteenth;
    a los treinta años at the age of thirty;
    a la llegada del tren when the train arrives
    :
    a la española the Spanish way;
    a mano by hand;
    a pie on foot;
    a 50 kilómetros por hora at fifty kilometers an hour
    :
    ¿a cómo o
    cuánto está? how much is it?;
    están a dos pesos el kilo they are two pesos a kilo
    :
    dáselo a tu hermano give it to your brother
    :
    vi a mi padre I saw my father
    :
    empezar a begin to;
    jugar a las cartas play cards;
    decidirse a hacer algo decide to do sth;
    voy a comprarlo I’m going to buy it;
    a decir verdad to tell the truth
    :
    ¿a que no lo sabes? I bet you don’t know;
    a ver OK, right;
    a ver lo que pasa ahora let’s see what happens now
    abr (= alias) aka (= also known as)
    * * *
    a nf
    : first letter of the Spanish alphabet
    a prep
    1) : to
    nos vamos a México: we're going to Mexico
    ¿llamaste a tu papá?: did you call your dad?
    como a usted le guste: as you wish
    3) : in the manner of
    papas a la francesa: french fries
    4) : on, by means of
    a pie: on foot
    5) : per, each
    tres pastillas al día: three pills per day
    enséñales a leer: teach them to read
    problemas a resolver: problems to be solved
    * * *
    a prep
    3. (distancia) away
    está a un kilómetro de aquí it's one kilometre from here / it's one kilometre away
    4. (tiempo) at
    5. (distribución, cantidad, medida, precio) a / at
    tocamos a 1.000 cada uno it works out at 1,000 each
    fui a pie I walked / I went on foot
    hecho a mano handmade / made by hand
    ¿has visto a Iván? have you seen Iván?
    9. (para) for
    10. (de) from

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 2 a pilas

    Ex. The data pen system is supported by battery-operated equipment, but the life of the batteries would not be sufficient to sustain the library's full service for a lengthy period.
    * * *

    Ex: The data pen system is supported by battery-operated equipment, but the life of the batteries would not be sufficient to sustain the library's full service for a lengthy period.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a pilas

  • 3 acoso sexual

    m.
    sexual harassment, sexual advance, sexual battery.
    * * *
    sexual harassment
    * * *
    Ex. A young female reference librarian in a small college library is convinced that she is a victim of sexual harassment.
    * * *

    Ex: A young female reference librarian in a small college library is convinced that she is a victim of sexual harassment.

    * * *
    sexual harassment

    Spanish-English dictionary > acoso sexual

  • 4 acumulador

    adj.
    accumulative.
    m.
    1 accumulator, storage battery ( electricity and electronics).
    acumulador de calor storage heater
    2 stockpiler.
    * * *
    1 accumulative
    1 FÍSICA accumulator, storage battery
    ————————
    1 FÍSICA accumulator, storage battery
    * * *
    1.
    2.
    SM (=batería) storage battery; [de calor] storage heater
    * * *
    masculino storage battery, accumulator (BrE)
    * * *
    Ex. Thermal solar panels utilize energy captured by a solar collector to produce thermal power that is subsequently transferred towards an accumulator for subsequent use.
    * * *
    masculino storage battery, accumulator (BrE)
    * * *

    Ex: Thermal solar panels utilize energy captured by a solar collector to produce thermal power that is subsequently transferred towards an accumulator for subsequent use.

    * * *
    accumulator, storage battery
    Compuesto:
    storage heater
    * * *

    acumulador sustantivo masculino storage battery, accumulator
    * * *
    acumulador, -ora
    adj
    proceso acumulador de información information-gathering process;
    proceso acumulador de riqueza process of enrichment
    nm
    1. Elec accumulator, storage battery
    acumulador de calor storage heater
    2. Informát accumulator
    * * *
    m EL accumulator, storage battery
    * * *
    : storage battery

    Spanish-English dictionary > acumulador

  • 5 adaptador de corriente

    (n.) = power adapter, mains adapter
    Ex. It's 30% lighter and 22% thinner than conventional power adapters so it doesn't add extra bulk in your bag.
    Ex. The battery charger is protected against reverse input and output voltage as it may be used with different mains adapters and the battery could be connected the wrong way round.
    * * *
    (n.) = power adapter, mains adapter

    Ex: It's 30% lighter and 22% thinner than conventional power adapters so it doesn't add extra bulk in your bag.

    Ex: The battery charger is protected against reverse input and output voltage as it may be used with different mains adapters and the battery could be connected the wrong way round.

    Spanish-English dictionary > adaptador de corriente

  • 6 agravio

    m.
    1 offense, insult (ofensa).
    2 wrong (perjuicio).
    agravio comparativo unequal treatment
    3 affront.
    4 tort, delict, breach of duty, maleficium.
    5 damage, damage due to a court sentence.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: agraviar.
    * * *
    1 offence, insult
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) offense, insult
    * * *
    SM (=daño) wrong, injury; (=insulto) offence, offense (EEUU), insult; (Jur) grievance, injustice

    agravio comparativo — inequality, resentment arising from inequality

    * * *
    masculino (frml) ( ofensa) affront (frml), insult
    * * *
    = tort, wrong, wrongdoing, loss of face, outrage.
    Ex. Librarians have traditionally been concerned with giving rather than selling information and information supplied negligently is dealt with by the law of torts: civil wrongs independent of contract.
    Ex. Librarians have traditionally been concerned with giving rather than selling information and information supplied negligently is dealt with by the law of torts: civil wrongs independent of contract.
    Ex. His doctrine that even venial wrongdoing is worse than any natural calamity implies that we ought to refrain from such wrongdoing even if calamity results.
    Ex. Males are primarily concerned with a loss of face when confronted with a jealousy situation, while females are concerned with the possible loss of a partner.
    Ex. The outrage expressed by users of the Internet brought about the passing an act aimed at ridding the Internet of pornography.
    ----
    * reparar un agravio = right + a wrong, right + an injustice, make + amends (for/to).
    * * *
    masculino (frml) ( ofensa) affront (frml), insult
    * * *
    = tort, wrong, wrongdoing, loss of face, outrage.

    Ex: Librarians have traditionally been concerned with giving rather than selling information and information supplied negligently is dealt with by the law of torts: civil wrongs independent of contract.

    Ex: Librarians have traditionally been concerned with giving rather than selling information and information supplied negligently is dealt with by the law of torts: civil wrongs independent of contract.
    Ex: His doctrine that even venial wrongdoing is worse than any natural calamity implies that we ought to refrain from such wrongdoing even if calamity results.
    Ex: Males are primarily concerned with a loss of face when confronted with a jealousy situation, while females are concerned with the possible loss of a partner.
    Ex: The outrage expressed by users of the Internet brought about the passing an act aimed at ridding the Internet of pornography.
    * reparar un agravio = right + a wrong, right + an injustice, make + amends (for/to).

    * * *
    ( frml)
    1 (ofensa) affront ( frml), insult
    considero esas palabras un agravio a mi persona I take those words to be o as a personal insult
    2 ( Der) grievance
    * * *

    Del verbo agraviar: ( conjugate agraviar)

    agravio es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    agravió es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    agraviar    
    agravio
    agraviar verbo transitivo to offend, insult
    agravio sustantivo masculino offense, insult
    ' agravio' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ofensa
    - reparar
    - satisfacer
    English:
    injure
    - wrong
    * * *
    1. [ofensa] offence, insult;
    sus palabras fueron un agravio a la institución her words were an insult to the institution
    2. [perjuicio] wrong;
    eso sería un agravio comparativo that would be unfair (treatment)
    * * *
    m offense, Br
    offence
    * * *
    injuria: affront, offense, insult

    Spanish-English dictionary > agravio

  • 7 agresión

    f.
    1 aggression.
    2 attack, assault, battery, offensive.
    * * *
    1 aggression, attack
    * * *
    noun f.
    2) assault, attack
    * * *
    SF (=acometida) aggression; [contra persona] attack, assault
    * * *
    femenino aggression

    se lo acusa de agresión — (Der) he's charged with assault

    * * *
    = attack, aggression, assault, act of aggression, battery, aggressive incident.
    Ex. The incentive to make library services more relevant to the community became increasingly urgent from the mid-seventies as the attacks on local government finance gathered momentum.
    Ex. This article describes the contents of a help pack, produced by Bradford Public Library to help library staff when dealing with violence and aggression at work.
    Ex. Crimes against the person include homicide, rape, assault and robbery.
    Ex. The study was designed to determine if players felt remorse if an opposing player was injured as a result of their act of aggression.
    Ex. The increasing frequency of notorious cases of conflicts between police officers & members of the general public (which in New York City has led to incidents of death, battery, & sexual assault) is cause for alarm.
    Ex. Data on 9318 aggressive incidents were collected from official game reports.
    ----
    * agresión a mano armada = armed assault.
    * agresión brutal = vicious attack, brutal attack.
    * agresión con ensañamiento = vicious attack.
    * agresión con lesiones = assault and battery.
    * agresión física = physical assault, physical aggression.
    * agresión sexual = sexual assault, molestation.
    * agresión verbal = verbal aggression, verbal assault, verbal abuse.
    * * *
    femenino aggression

    se lo acusa de agresión — (Der) he's charged with assault

    * * *
    = attack, aggression, assault, act of aggression, battery, aggressive incident.

    Ex: The incentive to make library services more relevant to the community became increasingly urgent from the mid-seventies as the attacks on local government finance gathered momentum.

    Ex: This article describes the contents of a help pack, produced by Bradford Public Library to help library staff when dealing with violence and aggression at work.
    Ex: Crimes against the person include homicide, rape, assault and robbery.
    Ex: The study was designed to determine if players felt remorse if an opposing player was injured as a result of their act of aggression.
    Ex: The increasing frequency of notorious cases of conflicts between police officers & members of the general public (which in New York City has led to incidents of death, battery, & sexual assault) is cause for alarm.
    Ex: Data on 9318 aggressive incidents were collected from official game reports.
    * agresión a mano armada = armed assault.
    * agresión brutal = vicious attack, brutal attack.
    * agresión con ensañamiento = vicious attack.
    * agresión con lesiones = assault and battery.
    * agresión física = physical assault, physical aggression.
    * agresión sexual = sexual assault, molestation.
    * agresión verbal = verbal aggression, verbal assault, verbal abuse.

    * * *
    aggression
    el ejército responderá a toda agresión por parte extranjera the army will respond to any foreign aggression
    fue víctima de una agresión brutal he was the victim of a brutal attack o assault
    Compuesto:
    sex attack, sexual assault
    * * *

    agresión sustantivo femenino
    aggression;

    agresión sustantivo femenino aggression

    ' agresión' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    herida
    - pacto
    - valor
    - defender
    - herido
    - repeler
    English:
    aggression
    - assault
    - cheek
    - sexual assault
    - aggressive
    - road
    * * *
    [ataque] act of aggression, attack;
    sufrir una agresión to be the victim of an attack
    agresión sexual sex attack
    * * *
    f aggression;
    una agresión an assault, an attack
    * * *
    agresión nf, pl - siones
    1) : aggression
    2) ataque: attack
    * * *
    agresión n aggression

    Spanish-English dictionary > agresión

  • 8 agresión con lesiones

    Ex. About 75% of all personal acts of violence (murder, assault and battery), 90% of vandalism, 75% of public brawls, & more than 50% of burglaries & thefts are alcohol-related.
    * * *

    Ex: About 75% of all personal acts of violence (murder, assault and battery), 90% of vandalism, 75% of public brawls, & more than 50% of burglaries & thefts are alcohol-related.

    Spanish-English dictionary > agresión con lesiones

  • 9 agresión física

    f.
    battery.
    * * *
    (n.) = physical assault, physical aggression
    Ex. Why have you done nothing to stop Cuba's independent librarians from being subjected to campaign of threats, intimidation, harassment, police raids, evictions, confiscations, physical assaults and prison terms of up to 26 years? = ¿Por qué no has hecho nada para poner fin a la campaña de amenazas, intimidación, acoso, redadas policiales, deshaucio, confiscaciones, agresiones físicas y condenas de hasta 26 años a la que están siendo sometidos los bibliotecarios indenpendientes de Cuba?.
    Ex. Physical aggression is the main individual risk factor for antisocial behavior.
    * * *
    (n.) = physical assault, physical aggression

    Ex: Why have you done nothing to stop Cuba's independent librarians from being subjected to campaign of threats, intimidation, harassment, police raids, evictions, confiscations, physical assaults and prison terms of up to 26 years? = ¿Por qué no has hecho nada para poner fin a la campaña de amenazas, intimidación, acoso, redadas policiales, deshaucio, confiscaciones, agresiones físicas y condenas de hasta 26 años a la que están siendo sometidos los bibliotecarios indenpendientes de Cuba?.

    Ex: Physical aggression is the main individual risk factor for antisocial behavior.

    Spanish-English dictionary > agresión física

  • 10 agresión sexual

    f.
    sexual battery, molesting, sexual assault.
    * * *
    * * *
    (n.) = sexual assault, molestation
    Ex. The increasing frequency of notorious cases of conflicts between police officers & members of the general public (which in New York City has led to incidents of death, battery, & sexual assault) is cause for alarm.
    Ex. But the mid-20th century -- being hipped on the whole nuclear family ideal -- went into a state of denial about incest and molestation within families.
    * * *
    * * *
    (n.) = sexual assault, molestation

    Ex: The increasing frequency of notorious cases of conflicts between police officers & members of the general public (which in New York City has led to incidents of death, battery, & sexual assault) is cause for alarm.

    Ex: But the mid-20th century -- being hipped on the whole nuclear family ideal -- went into a state of denial about incest and molestation within families.

    * * *
    sexual assault

    Spanish-English dictionary > agresión sexual

  • 11 alimentar

    v.
    1 to feed (dar comida).
    tengo cinco hijos que alimentar I've got five kids to feed
    La madre alimenta al chico The mother feeds the boy.
    La bandeja alimenta la impresora The tray feeds the printer.
    2 to feed.
    la lectura alimenta el espíritu reading improves your mind
    3 to fuel.
    4 to be nourishing.
    los garbanzos alimentan mucho chickpeas are very nutritious
    * * *
    1 (dar alimento) to feed
    2 (mantener) to keep, support
    3 figurado (alentar) to encourage, foster, nurture; (pasiones) to feed, fuel, nurture
    4 (uso técnico) to feed
    1 (servir de alimento) to nourish, be nutritious
    1 to live (de/con, on)
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=dar de comer a) to feed
    2) (=nutrir) to be nutritious o nourishing
    3) [+ imaginación] to fire, fuel; [+ esperanzas, pasiones] to feed, fuel; [+ sentimiento, idea] to foster
    4) [+ hoguera, horno doméstico, fuego] to feed, add fuel to; [+ horno industrial] to stoke

    el operario alimenta la máquina de o con combustible — the operator feeds fuel into the machine

    5) (Elec) to supply
    2.
    VI to be nutritious, be nourishing
    - huele que alimenta
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( nutrir) <persona/animal> to feed
    2) <ilusión/esperanza> to nurture, cherish; < ego> to boost
    3) <máquina/motor> to feed; < caldera> to stoke
    2.
    alimentar vi to be nourishing
    3.
    alimentarse v pron <persona/animal> to feed oneself

    alimentarse con or de algo — to live on something

    * * *
    = feed, fuel, nurture, nourish, stoke.
    Ex. The computer merely needs to be fed with the source documents and their citation, and with the appropriate software, will generate the indexes.
    Ex. This is in line with recent trends in the historical sciences generally fuelled by the feeling that in the past historians did not pay enough attention to what is, after all, the majority of humanity.
    Ex. Studying the leisure reading preferences of teens can help library media specialists develop collections and programs that nurture a lifelong love of reading.
    Ex. The library's mission must be further nourished and refined, for philosophy is not an idle pastime -- it is a foundation and rationale for human endeavor.
    Ex. The media have regularly stoked public feelings of shame by affirming that English football fans are synonymous with hooliganism, overlooking the fact that not all fans are 'hooligans'.
    ----
    * alimentar a la fuerza = force-feed.
    * alimentar datos = populate.
    * alimentar el espíritu = refresh + the spirit.
    * alimentar el odio = fuel + hatred.
    * alimentar la esperanza = nurture + hope.
    * alimentarse = graze (on).
    * alimentarse de = thrive on, feast on, prey on/upon.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( nutrir) <persona/animal> to feed
    2) <ilusión/esperanza> to nurture, cherish; < ego> to boost
    3) <máquina/motor> to feed; < caldera> to stoke
    2.
    alimentar vi to be nourishing
    3.
    alimentarse v pron <persona/animal> to feed oneself

    alimentarse con or de algo — to live on something

    * * *
    = feed, fuel, nurture, nourish, stoke.

    Ex: The computer merely needs to be fed with the source documents and their citation, and with the appropriate software, will generate the indexes.

    Ex: This is in line with recent trends in the historical sciences generally fuelled by the feeling that in the past historians did not pay enough attention to what is, after all, the majority of humanity.
    Ex: Studying the leisure reading preferences of teens can help library media specialists develop collections and programs that nurture a lifelong love of reading.
    Ex: The library's mission must be further nourished and refined, for philosophy is not an idle pastime -- it is a foundation and rationale for human endeavor.
    Ex: The media have regularly stoked public feelings of shame by affirming that English football fans are synonymous with hooliganism, overlooking the fact that not all fans are 'hooligans'.
    * alimentar a la fuerza = force-feed.
    * alimentar datos = populate.
    * alimentar el espíritu = refresh + the spirit.
    * alimentar el odio = fuel + hatred.
    * alimentar la esperanza = nurture + hope.
    * alimentarse = graze (on).
    * alimentarse de = thrive on, feast on, prey on/upon.

    * * *
    alimentar [A1 ]
    vt
    A (nutrir) ‹persona/animal› to feed
    tengo tres hijos que alimentar I have three children to feed
    alimentan a los animales con piensos the animals are fed on pellets
    estas tierras alimentaron a mi familia durante generaciones my family lived off this land for generations, this land supported my family for generations
    Extremadura alimentó durante largo tiempo este flujo emigratorio for a long time Extremadura contributed to o fed this flow of emigrants
    B
    1 ‹ilusión/esperanza› to nurture, cherish
    varios años de enfrentamiento alimentaron el odio entre los dos bandos several years of confrontation fueled the hatred between the two sides
    alimentó mi curiosidad con aquella historia the story she told fed my curiosity
    2 ‹ego› to boost
    contribuyó a alimentar su ego it helped to boost his ego
    C ‹máquina/motor› to feed; ‹caldera› to stoke
    algodón para alimentar la industria textil cotton to supply the textile industry, cotton for the textile industry
    ■ alimentar
    vi
    to be nourishing
    «persona/animal» to feed oneself
    este chico no se alimenta bien this boy doesn't feed himself o eat right ( AmE), this boy doesn't feed himself o eat properly ( BrE)
    alimentarse CON or DE algo to live ON sth
    se alimenta con frutas y verduras she lives on fruit and vegetables
    se alimenta de energía solar it runs on solar energy
    * * *

     

    alimentar ( conjugate alimentar) verbo transitivo
    1persona/animal to feed
    2
    a)ilusión/esperanza to nurture, cherish;

    ego to boost
    b)odio/pasión to fuel

    3máquina/motor to feed;
    caldera to stoke
    verbo intransitivo
    to be nourishing
    alimentarse verbo pronominal [persona/animal] to feed oneself;
    alimentarse con or de algo to live on sth
    alimentar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (dar de comer) to feed
    2 fig (fomentar un sentimiento) to nourish
    3 Inform to feed
    Téc to supply
    II vt & vi (ser nutritivo) to be nutritious
    ' alimentar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    mantener
    - suero
    English:
    feed
    - nourish
    - support
    - bottle
    - force
    - fuel
    * * *
    vt
    1. [dar comida] to feed;
    alimentan a los tigres con carne they feed the tigers meat;
    tengo cinco hijos que alimentar I've got five kids to feed;
    el hijo mayor trabaja y alimenta a toda la familia the eldest son goes to work so that the whole family can eat
    2. [dar energía, material] to feed;
    la lectura alimenta el espíritu reading improves your mind;
    esa actitud alimenta la intolerancia that attitude fuels intolerance;
    trabajar con él le ha alimentado el ego working with him has boosted her ego
    3. [motor, coche] to fuel;
    [caldera] to stoke;
    alimentar una batería to charge o recharge a battery
    vi
    [nutrir] to be nourishing;
    los garbanzos alimentan mucho chickpeas are very nutritious
    * * *
    I v/t tb TÉC, fig
    feed; EL power
    II v/i be nourishing
    * * *
    1) nutrir: to feed, to nourish
    2) mantener: to support (a family)
    3) fomentar: to nurture, to foster
    * * *
    1. (dar alimento) to feed [pt. & pp. fed]
    2. (mantener) to keep [pt. & pp. kept] / to support
    3. (servir de alimento) to be good for you

    Spanish-English dictionary > alimentar

  • 12 alterable

    adj.
    that may be changed, alterable.
    * * *
    1 changeable, volatile
    * * *
    * * *
    adjetivo volatile
    * * *
    = mutable, alterable.
    Ex. Digital image storage makes new levels of consistency possible because its nature is less volatile and more mutable than traditional photography = El almacenamiento de las imágenes digitales permite nuevos niveles de consistencia pues su naturaleza es menos volátil y más mutable que la fotografía tradicional.
    Ex. There are two versions of the system availale which provide storage, alterable by the user, which is maintained by a rechargeable battery for 1000 hours.
    * * *
    adjetivo volatile
    * * *
    = mutable, alterable.

    Ex: Digital image storage makes new levels of consistency possible because its nature is less volatile and more mutable than traditional photography = El almacenamiento de las imágenes digitales permite nuevos niveles de consistencia pues su naturaleza es menos volátil y más mutable que la fotografía tradicional.

    Ex: There are two versions of the system availale which provide storage, alterable by the user, which is maintained by a rechargeable battery for 1000 hours.

    * * *
    volatile
    * * *

    alterable adjetivo changeable
    * * *
    changeable
    * * *
    adj changeable, volatile

    Spanish-English dictionary > alterable

  • 13 amperio

    m.
    * * *
    1 ampere
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM ampère, amp
    * * *
    masculino amp, ampere (frml)
    * * *
    = ampere, amp.
    Nota: Abreviatura de ampere.
    Ex. For battery backup systems, ampere/hour capacity is the important rating to know.
    Ex. Voltage is measured in volts, current is measured in amps and resistance is measured in ohms.
    * * *
    masculino amp, ampere (frml)
    * * *
    = ampere, amp.
    Nota: Abreviatura de ampere.

    Ex: For battery backup systems, ampere/hour capacity is the important rating to know.

    Ex: Voltage is measured in volts, current is measured in amps and resistance is measured in ohms.

    * * *
    amp, ampere ( frml)
    * * *

    amperio sustantivo masculino
    amp, ampere (frml)
    amperio sustantivo masculino amp, ampere
    ' amperio' also found in these entries:
    English:
    amp
    - ampere
    * * *
    Elec amp, ampere
    * * *
    m EL ampere, amp
    * * *
    : ampere

    Spanish-English dictionary > amperio

  • 14 auto

    m.
    1 car (coche).
    autos de choque Dodgems®, bumper cars
    2 (mystery) play (literature).
    auto de Navidad Nativity play
    3 writ, sentence, resolution from a court of law, breve.
    4 court order.
    * * *
    1 DERECHO decree, writ
    2 LITERATURA mystery play, religious play
    1 papers, documents
    \
    estar en autos familiar to be in the know
    auto de prisión arrest warrant
    ————————
    1 (coche) car
    \
    autos de choque bumper cars
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) automobile, car
    2) sentence, decision
    * * *
    I
    SM esp Cono Sur car, automobile (EEUU)

    auto de choque — bumper car, dodgem (Brit)

    II
    SM
    1) (Jur) edict, judicial decree

    auto de comparecencia — summons, subpoena (EEUU)

    auto de procesamiento — charge, indictment

    2) pl autos (=documentos) proceedings, court record sing
    3) (Rel, Teat) mystery play, religious play
    4) ( Hist)

    hacer un auto de fe de algo (fig) to burn sth

    * * *
    1) (esp CS) (Auto) car, automobile (AmE)
    2) (Der) ( resolución) decision; ( orden) order, writ
    3) autos masculino plural ( documentación) proceedings (pl)

    el día/la fecha de autos — the day/date of the offense

    4) (Lit, Teatr) play
    * * *
    = record.
    Nota: Constancia de las declaraciones de las diferentes partes implicadas en un juicio.
    Ex. Enter the official proceedings and records of criminal trial, impeachment, courts-martial, etc., under the heading for the person or body prosecuted.
    ----
    * auto de comparecencia = subpoena, summons, judicial summons.
    * auto judicial = writ.
    * auto sacramental = mystery play.
    * * *
    1) (esp CS) (Auto) car, automobile (AmE)
    2) (Der) ( resolución) decision; ( orden) order, writ
    3) autos masculino plural ( documentación) proceedings (pl)

    el día/la fecha de autos — the day/date of the offense

    4) (Lit, Teatr) play
    * * *
    Nota: Constancia de las declaraciones de las diferentes partes implicadas en un juicio.

    Ex: Enter the official proceedings and records of criminal trial, impeachment, courts-martial, etc., under the heading for the person or body prosecuted.

    * auto de comparecencia = subpoena, summons, judicial summons.
    * auto judicial = writ.
    * auto sacramental = mystery play.

    * * *
    A ( esp CS) ( Auto) car, auto ( AmE), automobile ( AmE)
    Compuestos:
    ( esp CS) racing car
    mpl bumper cars (pl), Dodgems® (pl) ( BrE)
    (CS) sports car
    B ( Der) (resolución) decision; (orden) order, writ
    Compuestos:
    subpoena, summons
    attachment order, writ of attachment
    auto-da-fé
    committal, committal order
    committal for trial
    se dictó auto de procesamiento contra ella she was committed for trial
    C autos mpl (documentación) proceedings (pl)
    constar en autos to be proven
    el día/la fecha de autos the day/date of the offense
    D ( Lit, Teatr) play
    Compuestos:
    passion play
    * * *

     

    auto sustantivo masculino
    1 (esp CS) (Auto) car, automobile (AmE);

    autitos chocadores (RPl bumper cars
    2 (Lit, Teatr) play
    auto 1 sustantivo masculino car
    auto 2 sustantivo masculino Jur (orden) court order, decree, writ
    auto de comparecencia, subpoena
    auto de procesamiento, committal
    ♦ Locuciones: de autos, in question: la noche de autos, the night in question
    ' auto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acelerador
    - adelantamiento
    - adherencia
    - agarre
    - aire
    - aleta
    - amortiguador
    - arrancar
    - arranque
    - atropellar
    - atropello
    - baca
    - batería
    - baúl
    - bujía
    - cadena
    - caja
    - calarse
    - cámara
    - cambio
    - camión
    - capó
    - carril
    - carrocería
    - catalizador
    - catalizadora
    - cepo
    - chasis
    - chequeo
    - cilindrada
    - circuito
    - circulación
    - circulatoria
    - circulatorio
    - cojinete
    - colisión
    - conducir
    - conductor
    - conductora
    - contacto
    - continua
    - continuo
    - convertible
    - copiloto
    - corta
    - corto
    - cuarta
    - cuarto
    - culata
    - defensa
    English:
    apply
    - auto
    - automatic
    - automatic transmission
    - B
    - back
    - back up
    - backfire
    - battery
    - belt up
    - blinkers
    - blow
    - blowout
    - body
    - bodywork
    - bonnet
    - boot
    - bottleneck
    - bottom gear
    - brake
    - breakdown
    - breath test
    - bumper
    - camper
    - cap
    - capacity
    - car
    - change
    - change down
    - change up
    - choke
    - clutch
    - coach
    - coast
    - compact
    - component
    - control
    - convertible
    - corner
    - cruise
    - cut in
    - dashboard
    - dead
    - defrost
    - diesel engine
    - dip
    - disc brakes
    - disengage
    - distributor
    - drive
    * * *
    auto nm
    1. esp CSur [coche] car
    CSur auto de alquiler hire car; CSur auto antiguo [de antes de 1930] vintage car; [más moderno] classic car; CSur auto bomba car bomb; CSur auto de carreras racing car;
    autos de choque bumper cars, Br Dodgems®;
    CSur auto deportivo sports car; CSur auto de época [de antes de 1930] vintage car; [más moderno] classic car; Chile autos locos bumper cars, Br Dodgems®; CSur auto sport sports car
    2. Der [resolución] judicial decree
    auto judicial judicial decree;
    auto de prisión arrest warrant;
    auto de procesamiento committal for trial order;
    3. Der
    autos [documentos] case documents;
    constar en autos to be recorded in the case documents;
    la noche de autos the night of the crime;
    poner a alguien en autos [en antecedentes] to inform sb of the background
    4. Hist auto de fe auto-da-fé, = public punishment of heretics by the Inquisition
    5. Lit = short play with biblical or allegorical subject, ≈ mystery play
    auto de Navidad Nativity play;
    auto navideño Nativity play;
    auto sacramental = allegorical play celebrating the Eucharist
    * * *
    1 m
    1 JUR order;
    dictar auto de detención issue an arrest warrant
    2
    :
    autos pl JUR proceedings;
    consta en autos it is a matter of record
    3
    :
    lugar de autos crime scene
    4 L.Am.
    AUTO car
    2 pref self
    * * *
    auto nm
    : auto, car
    * * *
    auto n car

    Spanish-English dictionary > auto

  • 15 autonomía

    f.
    1 autonomy, freedom, independence, home rule.
    2 autonomy.
    * * *
    1 (gen) autonomy
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=independencia) autonomy; (=autogobierno) self-government

    Estatuto de Autonomía Esp Devolution Statute

    2) (=territorio) autonomous region, autonomy
    3) (Aer, Náut) range

    el avión tiene una autonomía de 5.000km — the aircraft has a range of 5,000km

    4) [de pila, batería] battery range
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( independencia) autonomy
    b) (en Esp, comunidad autónoma) autonomous region
    2) (Aviac, Náut) range
    •• Cultural note:
    * * *
    = home rule, autonomy, self-governance.
    Ex. If secondary concepts such as parliamentary reform or Irish home rule had been stated in the subject analysis it would have been representative of the policy of depth indexing.
    Ex. The extent of each participant's loss of control and diminution of autonomy depends on structure.
    Ex. Aboriginal people assert that they want the education needed to participate fully in Canadian society and their own self-governance.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( independencia) autonomy
    b) (en Esp, comunidad autónoma) autonomous region
    2) (Aviac, Náut) range
    •• Cultural note:
    * * *
    = home rule, autonomy, self-governance.

    Ex: If secondary concepts such as parliamentary reform or Irish home rule had been stated in the subject analysis it would have been representative of the policy of depth indexing.

    Ex: The extent of each participant's loss of control and diminution of autonomy depends on structure.
    Ex: Aboriginal people assert that they want the education needed to participate fully in Canadian society and their own self-governance.

    * * *
    A
    1 (independencia) autonomy; ( Pol) autonomy, self-government
    el poder judicial goza de autonomía the judiciary is independent
    obran con autonomía they act autonomously o independently
    2 (en Esp, comunidad autónoma) autonomous o self-governing region
    3 (de portátil, teléfono, etc) battery life
    tiempo de autonomía standby time
    B ( Aviac, Náut) range
    Compuesto:
    range
    * * *

    autonomía sustantivo femenino
    1

    (Pol) autonomy, self-government;

    b) (en Esp, comunidad autónoma) autonomous or self-governing region

    2 (Aviac, Náut) range
    autonomía sustantivo femenino
    1 autonomy
    2 Esp autonomous region
    ' autonomía' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    estatuto
    English:
    autonomous
    - autonomy
    - range
    - self
    * * *
    1. [de estado, región] autonomy;
    [de persona, empresa] independence;
    no tiene autonomía para tomar decisiones she is not authorized to take decisions;
    la ley otorga amplia autonomía a la región the act devolves wide-ranging powers on the region
    2. [de vehículo] range;
    [de computadora portátil, teléfono móvil] battery life; [de videocámara] recording time autonomía de vuelo [de avión] range
    3. Pol [territorio] autonomous region, = largest administrative division in Spain, with its own Parliament and a number of devolved powers
    AUTONOMÍA
    The Spanish Constitution of 1978 approved the reorganization of Spain into autonomías (autonomous regions) corresponding to traditional geographical and/or cultural divisions. Regions with a strong sense of distinct identity such as Catalonia, Galicia and the Basque Country (which each have their own language) were quick to receive devolved powers and now have control over their own education, health, police and public services (and certain tax-raising powers). Other regions, however, are still in the process of obtaining this jurisdiction.
    * * *
    f
    1 autonomy
    2 en España autonomous region
    * * *
    : autonomy
    * * *
    1. (autogobierno) autonomy [pl. autonomies]
    2. (independencia) independence
    3. (territorio) autonomous region

    Spanish-English dictionary > autonomía

  • 16 batería

    f.
    1 battery, pile.
    2 drum set, drum.
    3 series.
    4 battery, collection.
    5 drum kit, drums.
    6 drummer.
    * * *
    1 (eléctrica) battery
    2 MILITAR battery
    3 TEATRO footlights plural
    5 MÚSICA drums plural
    1 drummer
    \
    aparcar en batería to park at right-angles to the kerb
    recargar las baterías to recharge one's batteries
    batería antiaérea anti-aircraft battery
    batería de cocina pots and pans plural
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    1. SF
    1) (Elec) battery
    2) (=fila) [de luces] bank, battery; [en teatro] footlights pl ; [para gallinas] battery; [de soldados] battery
    3) (Mús) (=instrumento) drums pl ; [de orquesta] percussion instruments pl

    ¿tocas la batería? — do you play the drums?

    4) (Culin)
    5) LAm (Béisbol) hit, stroke
    6) And (=ronda de bebidas) round
    7) Méx

    dar batería a algn* to make trouble for sb, make a lot of work for sb

    2.
    SMF (=persona) [en grupo] drummer
    * * *
    1) (Auto) battery

    aparcar or estacionar en batería — to park front/rear to the curb (AmE), to park nose/tail to the kerb (BrE)

    (re)cargar las baterías — (fam) to recharge one's batteries

    2) (Mús) drums (pl), drum kit
    3) ( de artillería) battery
    4) batería masculino y femenino drummer
    * * *
    = bank, battery, drummer.
    Ex. A recitation of the best thought out principles for a cataloging code is easily drowned out by the clatter of a bank of direct access devices vainly searching for misplaced records.
    Ex. Laptop batteries on planes are an accident waiting to happen: Terror without terrorists.
    Ex. The author describes the priests who administer the temple and conduct the rituals and the people who work there (ringers, watchmen, chanters, drummers, carpenters).
    ----
    * batería de ácido = lead acid battery.
    * batería de ácido y plomo = lead acid battery.
    * batería gastada = dud battery.
    * batería inservible = dud battery.
    * batería recargable = rechargeable battery.
    * cargador de batería = battery charger, trickle charger.
    * pinzas de arranque = jumper cables.
    * pinzas de la batería = booster cables, jumper leads.
    * * *
    1) (Auto) battery

    aparcar or estacionar en batería — to park front/rear to the curb (AmE), to park nose/tail to the kerb (BrE)

    (re)cargar las baterías — (fam) to recharge one's batteries

    2) (Mús) drums (pl), drum kit
    3) ( de artillería) battery
    4) batería masculino y femenino drummer
    * * *
    = bank, battery, drummer.

    Ex: A recitation of the best thought out principles for a cataloging code is easily drowned out by the clatter of a bank of direct access devices vainly searching for misplaced records.

    Ex: Laptop batteries on planes are an accident waiting to happen: Terror without terrorists.
    Ex: The author describes the priests who administer the temple and conduct the rituals and the people who work there (ringers, watchmen, chanters, drummers, carpenters).
    * batería de ácido = lead acid battery.
    * batería de ácido y plomo = lead acid battery.
    * batería gastada = dud battery.
    * batería inservible = dud battery.
    * batería recargable = rechargeable battery.
    * cargador de batería = battery charger, trickle charger.
    * pinzas de arranque = jumper cables.
    * pinzas de la batería = booster cables, jumper leads.

    * * *
    A ( Auto) battery
    se me descargó la batería del coche my battery went dead ( AmE) o ( BrE) flat
    aparcar or estacionar en batería to park front/rear to the curb ( AmE), to park nose/tail to the kerb ( BrE)
    cargar or recargar las baterías to recharge one's batteries
    B ( Mús) drums (pl), drum kit
    tocar la batería to play the drums
    C
    dar batería ( Méx fam); to put up a (good) fight
    2 ( Teatr) footlights (pl)
    3 (de preguntas, tests) battery
    Compuesto:
    D ( Agr) battery
    gallinas/huevos de batería battery hens/eggs
    E
    * * *

     

    batería sustantivo femenino
    1 (Auto) battery;
    se me descargó la batería my battery went dead (AmE) o (BrE) flat

    2
    a) (Mús) drums (pl), drum kit

    b)

    batería sustantivo masculino y femenino

    drummer
    batería
    I sustantivo femenino
    1 Auto battery
    2 Mús drums pl 3 batería (de cocina), pots and pans, kitchen pans
    II mf Mús drummer
    ♦ Locuciones: en batería: sólo se permite estacionar en batería, you are only allowed to park square on to the kerb
    ' batería' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cargador
    - descargada
    - descargado
    - descargarse
    - estacionamiento
    - recargar
    - cargar
    - descargar
    - gastar
    - recargable
    - sobrecarga
    - sobrecargar
    English:
    battery
    - charge
    - drum
    - drummer
    - flat
    - jump leads
    - kitchenware
    - utensil
    - on
    * * *
    nf
    1. [de coche] battery
    2. Elec & Informát battery
    batería solar solar cell
    3. Mil battery
    4. Mús drums;
    tocar la batería to play the drums
    5. Teatro footlights
    6. [conjunto] set;
    [de preguntas] barrage batería de cocina cookware set;
    batería de pruebas battery of tests
    7.
    aparcar en batería to park at an angle to the Br pavement o US sidewalk
    nmf
    drummer
    * * *
    I f
    1 MIL, EL, AUTO en béisbol battery;
    2 MÚS drums pl, drum kit
    II m/f MÚS drummer
    * * *
    1) pila: battery
    2) : drum kit, drums pl
    3) : artillery
    4)
    batería de cocina : kitchen utensils pl
    * * *
    1. (aparato) battery [pl. batteries]
    2. (instrumento) drums
    3. (músico) drummer

    Spanish-English dictionary > batería

  • 17 batería de ácido

    Ex. This charger will quickly and easily charge almost any lead acid battery.
    * * *

    Ex: This charger will quickly and easily charge almost any lead acid battery.

    Spanish-English dictionary > batería de ácido

  • 18 batería de ácido y plomo

    Ex. This charger will quickly and easily charge almost any lead acid battery.
    * * *

    Ex: This charger will quickly and easily charge almost any lead acid battery.

    Spanish-English dictionary > batería de ácido y plomo

  • 19 batería gastada

    (n.) = dud battery
    Ex. We've bought massive packages of dud batteries, thinking we getting a real deal for a dollar.
    * * *

    Ex: We've bought massive packages of dud batteries, thinking we getting a real deal for a dollar.

    Spanish-English dictionary > batería gastada

  • 20 batería inservible

    (n.) = dud battery
    Ex. We've bought massive packages of dud batteries, thinking we getting a real deal for a dollar.
    * * *

    Ex: We've bought massive packages of dud batteries, thinking we getting a real deal for a dollar.

    Spanish-English dictionary > batería inservible

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