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blocks of flats

  • 1 block (pl blocks)

    m
    • blok (papíru)

    Diccionario español-checo > block (pl blocks)

  • 2 flat (pl flats)

    m
    píchnutí pneumatiky

    Diccionario español-checo > flat (pl flats)

  • 3 ancianos

    (n.) = elderly people, old people
    Ex. However, as the proportion of elderly people in the population rises sharply over the next few years advertising and retail executives will need to rethink their sales strategies.
    Ex. The area is populated by old people, immigrants and single parent families housed in blocks of flats.
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    los ancianos
    = elderly, the, aged, the

    Ex: Accordingly, the local library committee decided to levy a charge of 15 cents on each book borrowed, with suitable reductions for the elderly.

    Ex: The public library began to extend services to the previously unserved: minorities, the disabled, the aged, the illiterate, the institutionalized, and the economically deprived.

    (n.) = elderly people, old people

    Ex: However, as the proportion of elderly people in the population rises sharply over the next few years advertising and retail executives will need to rethink their sales strategies.

    Ex: The area is populated by old people, immigrants and single parent families housed in blocks of flats.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ancianos

  • 4 bloque

    m.
    1 block (pieza).
    2 block (edificio).
    un bloque de oficinas an office block
    3 block (computing).
    4 bloc (politics).
    en bloque en masse
    5 cylinder block (Tec).
    6 frame.
    7 package.
    8 application package.
    * * *
    1 block
    2 (papel) pad, notepad
    3 PLÍTICA bloc
    \
    en bloque en bloc
    bloque de pisos block of flats
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    noun m.
    2) bloc
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    SM
    1) (=trozo) [de piedra, mármol] block; [de helado] brick

    bloque de casas — block, block of houses

    bloque de pisosblock of flats (Brit), apartment building (EEUU)

    2) (=bloqueo) [en tubo, salida] block, blockage, obstruction
    3) (Pol) bloc
    4) (Inform) block
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    1) (de piedra, hormigón) block
    2) ( edificio) block; ( manzana de edificios) (esp Esp) block

    un bloque de departamentos (AmL) or (Esp) pisos — an apartment block, a block of flats (BrE)

    3)
    a) (period) ( de noticias) section
    b) (Inf) block
    4) ( fuerza política) bloc

    el bloque del Este — (Hist) the Eastern bloc

    en bloque — (loc adv) en bloc, en masse

    5) (Auto) cylinder block
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    = bloc, slab, block, tranche.
    Ex. As the world's largest trading bloc the Community has a potent influence over world trade, including that of the United States.
    Ex. What is absolutely certain is that without some preparation by the teacher, a visitor cannot hope to achieve very much; he is in little better a position than cold fish on a marble slab.
    Ex. The technique, however, does not operate with complete messages, but rather with segments of them, broken up into blocks.
    Ex. The first tranche of NATO enlargement -- adding Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic next year -- will help stabilize an historically unstable region.
    ----
    * bloque comunista, el = Communist bloc, the.
    * bloque de apartamentos = apartment block, apartment complex, apartment building, apartment block.
    * bloque de construcción = building block.
    * bloque de datos = data bloc.
    * bloque de estanterías = bank of shelves, tier.
    * bloque de hielo flotante = pack ice.
    * bloque de hormigón = breeze block, cinder block, concrete block.
    * bloque del este, el = Eastern bloc, the.
    * bloque de madera grabada = block.
    * bloque de muchas plantas = high-rise building.
    * bloque de oficinas = office building, office block, office tower.
    * bloque de papel = pad of paper.
    * bloque de piedra = stone block.
    * bloque de pisos = block of flats, block of high-rise flats, tower block, apartment complex, apartment building, apartment block.
    * bloque de tinta = ink-block.
    * bloque funcional de análisis de contenido = subject analysis block.
    * bloque funcional de datos codificados = coded information block.
    * bloque funcional de identificación = identification block.
    * bloque funcional de información descriptiva = descriptive information block.
    * bloque funcional de notas = notes block.
    * bloque funcional de relaciones entre registros = linking entry block.
    * bloque funcional de responsabilidad intelectual = intellectual responsibility block.
    * bloque funcional de títulos relacionados = related title block.
    * bloque funcional para uso internacional = international use block.
    * bloque funcional para uso nacional = national use block.
    * bloque litográfico = letterpress block.
    * bloque mental = writer's block.
    * bloque socialista, el = socialist bloc, the, Soviet bloc, the.
    * bloque xilográfico a contrafibra = end-grain block.
    * diagrama por bloques = block diagram.
    * en bloque = en bloc.
    * reservar en bloque = block book.
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    1) (de piedra, hormigón) block
    2) ( edificio) block; ( manzana de edificios) (esp Esp) block

    un bloque de departamentos (AmL) or (Esp) pisos — an apartment block, a block of flats (BrE)

    3)
    a) (period) ( de noticias) section
    b) (Inf) block
    4) ( fuerza política) bloc

    el bloque del Este — (Hist) the Eastern bloc

    en bloque — (loc adv) en bloc, en masse

    5) (Auto) cylinder block
    * * *
    = bloc, slab, block, tranche.

    Ex: As the world's largest trading bloc the Community has a potent influence over world trade, including that of the United States.

    Ex: What is absolutely certain is that without some preparation by the teacher, a visitor cannot hope to achieve very much; he is in little better a position than cold fish on a marble slab.
    Ex: The technique, however, does not operate with complete messages, but rather with segments of them, broken up into blocks.
    Ex: The first tranche of NATO enlargement -- adding Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic next year -- will help stabilize an historically unstable region.
    * bloque comunista, el = Communist bloc, the.
    * bloque de apartamentos = apartment block, apartment complex, apartment building, apartment block.
    * bloque de construcción = building block.
    * bloque de datos = data bloc.
    * bloque de estanterías = bank of shelves, tier.
    * bloque de hielo flotante = pack ice.
    * bloque de hormigón = breeze block, cinder block, concrete block.
    * bloque del este, el = Eastern bloc, the.
    * bloque de madera grabada = block.
    * bloque de muchas plantas = high-rise building.
    * bloque de oficinas = office building, office block, office tower.
    * bloque de papel = pad of paper.
    * bloque de piedra = stone block.
    * bloque de pisos = block of flats, block of high-rise flats, tower block, apartment complex, apartment building, apartment block.
    * bloque de tinta = ink-block.
    * bloque funcional de análisis de contenido = subject analysis block.
    * bloque funcional de datos codificados = coded information block.
    * bloque funcional de identificación = identification block.
    * bloque funcional de información descriptiva = descriptive information block.
    * bloque funcional de notas = notes block.
    * bloque funcional de relaciones entre registros = linking entry block.
    * bloque funcional de responsabilidad intelectual = intellectual responsibility block.
    * bloque funcional de títulos relacionados = related title block.
    * bloque funcional para uso internacional = international use block.
    * bloque funcional para uso nacional = national use block.
    * bloque litográfico = letterpress block.
    * bloque mental = writer's block.
    * bloque socialista, el = socialist bloc, the, Soviet bloc, the.
    * bloque xilográfico a contrafibra = end-grain block.
    * diagrama por bloques = block diagram.
    * en bloque = en bloc.
    * reservar en bloque = block book.

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    A (de piedra, hormigón) block
    B (edificio) block; (conjunto de casas) housing complex (built around central space, lawn, etc)
    un bloque de apartamentos or ( Esp) pisos an apartment block, a block of flats ( BrE)
    un bloque de apartamentos or ( Esp) pisos de alquiler tenement block
    C
    1 ( period) (de noticias) section
    2 ( Inf) block
    el bloque del Este ( Hist) the Eastern bloc
    en bloque ( loc adv) en bloc, en masse
    Compuesto:
    trading bloc
    E ( Auto) cylinder block
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    Del verbo blocar: ( conjugate blocar)

    bloqué es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    bloque es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente subjuntivo

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    blocar    
    bloque
    bloque sustantivo masculino
    1 (de piedra, hormigón) block
    2 ( edificio) block;
    un bloque de departamentos (AmL) or (Esp) pisos an apartment block, a block of flats (BrE)
    3 (Inf) block
    4 ( fuerza política) bloc;

    bloque sustantivo masculino
    1 (trozo grande) block
    2 (edificio) block
    3 Pol bloc: el bloque conservador votó en contra de la enmienda, the Conservative Bloc voted against the amendment
    ♦ Locuciones: en bloque: la propuesta fue rechazada en bloque, the proposal was rejected in its entirety
    los ciudadanos respondieron en bloque, people reacted as one
    ' bloque' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    conserje
    - conserjería
    - este
    - vivienda
    English:
    amenities
    - apartment
    - bloc
    - block
    - erect
    - high-rise
    - office block
    - slab
    - strength
    - tower
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    nm
    1. [pieza] block
    2. [edificio] block;
    un bloque de apartamentos Br a block of flats, US an apartment block;
    un bloque de oficinas an office block
    3. [de noticias, anuncios] section
    4. Informát block
    5. Pol bloc;
    en bloque en masse
    Hist el bloque del Este the Eastern bloc
    6. Tec
    bloque (de cilindros) cylinder block
    7. Dep [equipo] unit;
    dieron una pobre impresión de bloque they didn't play as a unit
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    m
    1 de piedra block
    2 POL bloc;
    en bloque en masse
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    bloque nm
    1) : block
    2) grupo: bloc
    el bloque comunista: the Communist bloc
    * * *
    bloque n block

    Spanish-English dictionary > bloque

  • 5 bloque de pisos

    block of flats
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    (n.) = block of flats, block of high-rise flats, tower block, apartment complex, apartment building, apartment block
    Ex. The area is populated by old people, immigrants and single parent families housed in blocks of flats.
    Ex. In Britain, this meant the dislocation and scattering of what were close-knit communities either to sprawling suburban council estates, often grossly lacking in amenities, or to blocks of high-rise flats.
    Ex. There is a multiscreen cinema within 30 minutes walk of the conference venue, including the recently opened IMAX cinema, which shows specialist films on a screen as large as a tower block.
    Ex. Multiculturalism is the reality of the community's neighbourhood and apartment complexes.
    Ex. The broad tree-lined streets with large Victorian homes surrounded by ample greenery on what were once the outskirts of town -- the gracious and expansive habitations of the wealthy mill and factory owners -- gradually yield to a miscellany of recent bungalows, modest cottages, and modern apartment buildings.
    Ex. The difference between the two systems can be illustrated by analogy with a set of letter-boxes located in the entrance to an apartment block, with one box for each resident.
    * * *
    (n.) = block of flats, block of high-rise flats, tower block, apartment complex, apartment building, apartment block

    Ex: The area is populated by old people, immigrants and single parent families housed in blocks of flats.

    Ex: In Britain, this meant the dislocation and scattering of what were close-knit communities either to sprawling suburban council estates, often grossly lacking in amenities, or to blocks of high-rise flats.
    Ex: There is a multiscreen cinema within 30 minutes walk of the conference venue, including the recently opened IMAX cinema, which shows specialist films on a screen as large as a tower block.
    Ex: Multiculturalism is the reality of the community's neighbourhood and apartment complexes.
    Ex: The broad tree-lined streets with large Victorian homes surrounded by ample greenery on what were once the outskirts of town -- the gracious and expansive habitations of the wealthy mill and factory owners -- gradually yield to a miscellany of recent bungalows, modest cottages, and modern apartment buildings.
    Ex: The difference between the two systems can be illustrated by analogy with a set of letter-boxes located in the entrance to an apartment block, with one box for each resident.

    Spanish-English dictionary > bloque de pisos

  • 6 con lazos muy estrechos

    Ex. In Britain, this meant the dislocation and scattering of what were close-knit communities either to sprawling suburban council estates, often grossly lacking in amenities, or to blocks of high-rise flats.
    * * *

    Ex: In Britain, this meant the dislocation and scattering of what were close-knit communities either to sprawling suburban council estates, often grossly lacking in amenities, or to blocks of high-rise flats.

    Spanish-English dictionary > con lazos muy estrechos

  • 7 desparramado

    adj.
    1 wide, open.
    2 scattered, sprawling, spilt.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: desparramar.
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    ADJ [hojas, lentejas] scattered
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    - da adjetivo
    a) ( esparcido) scattered
    b) ( extendido) <ciudad/barrio> sprawling (before n)
    * * *
    = sprawling, outsprawled.
    Ex. In Britain, this meant the dislocation and scattering of what were close-knit communities either to sprawling suburban council estates, often grossly lacking in amenities, or to blocks of high-rise flats.
    Ex. Earnscliffe, an outsprawled town of 18,109, lies in a saucer-like setting of wooded hillsides in the northeast region of the country.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( esparcido) scattered
    b) ( extendido) <ciudad/barrio> sprawling (before n)
    * * *
    = sprawling, outsprawled.

    Ex: In Britain, this meant the dislocation and scattering of what were close-knit communities either to sprawling suburban council estates, often grossly lacking in amenities, or to blocks of high-rise flats.

    Ex: Earnscliffe, an outsprawled town of 18,109, lies in a saucer-like setting of wooded hillsides in the northeast region of the country.

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    1 (esparcido) scattered
    los papeles estaban desparramados por el piso the papers were scattered o strewn about the floor
    siempre deja los juguetes desparramados por toda la casa he always leaves his toys scattered around the house
    sus hijos andan todos desparramados por el mundo their children are scattered all over the world
    2 (extendido) ‹ciudad/barrio› sprawling ( before n)
    caderas desparramadas spreading hips
    estaba desparramado en un sillón he was sprawled (out) in an armchair
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    Del verbo desparramar: ( conjugate desparramar)

    desparramado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    desparramado    
    desparramar
    desparramado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ( esparcido) scattered;


    ( derramado) spilt
    desparramar ( conjugate desparramar) verbo transitivolíquido/azúcar to spill;
    botones/monedas to spill, scatter;
    papeles/juguetes to scatter
    desparramarse verbo pronominal [líquido/azúcar] to spill;
    [botones/monedas] to scatter, spill
    desparramar vtr, desparramarse verbo reflexivo to spread, scatter
    (líquido) to spill
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    desparramado, -a adj
    [líquido] spilt; [objetos, personas] scattered;
    las fotocopias quedaron desparramadas por todo el suelo the photocopies ended up scattered o strewn all over the floor
    * * *
    adj scattered

    Spanish-English dictionary > desparramado

  • 8 desperdigado

    ADJ scattered, dotted
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    - da adjetivo scattered

    viñas desperdigadas por la colina — (liter) vines dotted around the hillside

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    = sprawling, outsprawled.
    Ex. In Britain, this meant the dislocation and scattering of what were close-knit communities either to sprawling suburban council estates, often grossly lacking in amenities, or to blocks of high-rise flats.
    Ex. Earnscliffe, an outsprawled town of 18,109, lies in a saucer-like setting of wooded hillsides in the northeast region of the country.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo scattered

    viñas desperdigadas por la colina — (liter) vines dotted around the hillside

    * * *
    = sprawling, outsprawled.

    Ex: In Britain, this meant the dislocation and scattering of what were close-knit communities either to sprawling suburban council estates, often grossly lacking in amenities, or to blocks of high-rise flats.

    Ex: Earnscliffe, an outsprawled town of 18,109, lies in a saucer-like setting of wooded hillsides in the northeast region of the country.

    * * *
    scattered
    mis amigos andan desperdigados por el mundo my friends are scattered around the world
    las viñas desperdigadas por la colina ( liter); the vines dotted around the hillside
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    Del verbo desperdigar: ( conjugate desperdigar)

    desperdigado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    desperdigado    
    desperdigar
    desperdigado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    scattered
    desperdigar vtr, desperdigarse verbo reflexivo to scatter, separate

    ' desperdigado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dispersa
    - disperso
    * * *
    desperdigado, -a adj
    scattered ( por over)

    Spanish-English dictionary > desperdigado

  • 9 falto de

    (adj.) = lacking in, starved of, devoid of
    Ex. In Britain, this meant the dislocation and scattering of what were close-knit communities either to sprawling suburban council estates, often grossly lacking in amenities, or to blocks of high-rise flats.
    Ex. Britain seems on the way to becoming an intellectual and academic backwater, starved of research facilities including libraries.
    Ex. Further, classification and the network of relationships between subjects can be a fascinating study in itself, even devoid of any applications.
    * * *
    (adj.) = lacking in, starved of, devoid of

    Ex: In Britain, this meant the dislocation and scattering of what were close-knit communities either to sprawling suburban council estates, often grossly lacking in amenities, or to blocks of high-rise flats.

    Ex: Britain seems on the way to becoming an intellectual and academic backwater, starved of research facilities including libraries.
    Ex: Further, classification and the network of relationships between subjects can be a fascinating study in itself, even devoid of any applications.

    Spanish-English dictionary > falto de

  • 10 muy unido

    adj.
    close-knit, tight-knit.
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    (adj.) = close-knit, tight-knit, closely knit, well-connected, tightly knit
    Ex. In Britain, this meant the dislocation and scattering of what were close-knit communities either to sprawling suburban council estates, often grossly lacking in amenities, or to blocks of high-rise flats.
    Ex. A well-organised rural parish council can provide a far more tight-knit forum for debate and 'getting things done' than urban residents' associations.
    Ex. A sample of statistics measuring circulation, reference and in-library use was collected from 76 libraries and tested for redundancy, correlation and variation in a closely knit pattern.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Still special: but now a well-connected community'.
    Ex. He recorded with great vividness the literary life of London at that time, describing the wit, anxieties and insights of a tightly knit and highly gifted group of writers.
    * * *
    (adj.) = close-knit, tight-knit, closely knit, well-connected, tightly knit

    Ex: In Britain, this meant the dislocation and scattering of what were close-knit communities either to sprawling suburban council estates, often grossly lacking in amenities, or to blocks of high-rise flats.

    Ex: A well-organised rural parish council can provide a far more tight-knit forum for debate and 'getting things done' than urban residents' associations.
    Ex: A sample of statistics measuring circulation, reference and in-library use was collected from 76 libraries and tested for redundancy, correlation and variation in a closely knit pattern.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Still special: but now a well-connected community'.
    Ex: He recorded with great vividness the literary life of London at that time, describing the wit, anxieties and insights of a tightly knit and highly gifted group of writers.

    Spanish-English dictionary > muy unido

  • 11 urbanización de viviendas sociales

    Ex. In Britain, this meant the dislocation and scattering of what were close-knit communities either to sprawling suburban council estates, often grossly lacking in amenities, or to blocks of high-rise flats.
    * * *

    Ex: In Britain, this meant the dislocation and scattering of what were close-knit communities either to sprawling suburban council estates, often grossly lacking in amenities, or to blocks of high-rise flats.

    Spanish-English dictionary > urbanización de viviendas sociales

  • 12 multifamiliar

    adj.
    multifamily, multifamilial.
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    ADJ

    edificio multifamiliar — block of flats, apartment block (EEUU)

    * * *
    viviendas multifamiliares apartment blocks ( AmE), blocks of flats ( BrE)
    * * *
    Méx Br block of flats, US apartment block
    * * *
    m L.Am.
    apartment house, Br
    block of flats
    * * *
    : multifamily

    Spanish-English dictionary > multifamiliar

  • 13 EPDF (Formato Encapsulado para la Portabilidad de Documentos)

    Nota: En informática, norma de codificación de documentos en ficheros que permite su uso en diferentes tipos de equipos informáticos.
    Ex. This article defines an Encapsulated PDF ( EPDF) in which EPDF blocks carry with them their own resource requirements together with geometrical and logical information.

    Spanish-English dictionary > EPDF (Formato Encapsulado para la Portabilidad de Documentos)

  • 14 YMCA (Asociación Cristiana de Hombres Jóvenes)

    Ex. This multi-functional community complex incorporates meeting rooms, sports hall, squash courts, old people's day centre, toy library, YMCA flats, a church centre and arts and crafts workshops.

    Spanish-English dictionary > YMCA (Asociación Cristiana de Hombres Jóvenes)

  • 15 absolutamente todo

    pron.
    absolutely everything, everything under the sun, everything, every little bit.
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    = anything and everything, the whole works, the whole shebang, everything and the kitchen sink, the whole enchilada, the whole (kit and) caboodle, the whole nine yards, the whole shooting match, the whole banana, lock, stock and barrel
    Ex. For instance, if children are doing a project work on dogs, they will hunt out anything and everything that so much as mentions them and the bits thus mined are assiduously transcribed into project folders.
    Ex. The jet ultimately shot up fully vertically -- at which point the wings snapped off and the whole works careened down into the ocean.
    Ex. Here the goal was to use classical and quantum physics along with particle physics to describe aspects of the astrophysical universe, i.e. the whole shebang.
    Ex. You have to remember that everything and the kitchen sink has been thrown at stimulating this economy and the jobs picture still remains weak.
    Ex. Many of the building blocks for this infrastructure are already in place, but the whole enchilada is far from finished.
    Ex. To get the whole kit and caboodle working required degrees in electrical engineering and computer science.
    Ex. They're going to have department stores, and restaurants, and movie theatres, and bowling alleys, the whole nine yards, and Heaven knows what else.
    Ex. Which means I'd give the whole shooting match just to be back where I was before I quit sleeping under the stars and come into the hen-coops.
    Ex. Finally, the big bang theory posits that our universe began from nothing, that the whole banana started from zero within what's called a true vacuum.
    Ex. They then moved out of London to a council house in Basingstoke and they still live in it, but they own it now, lock, stock and barrel.
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    = anything and everything, the whole works, the whole shebang, everything and the kitchen sink, the whole enchilada, the whole (kit and) caboodle, the whole nine yards, the whole shooting match, the whole banana, lock, stock and barrel

    Ex: For instance, if children are doing a project work on dogs, they will hunt out anything and everything that so much as mentions them and the bits thus mined are assiduously transcribed into project folders.

    Ex: The jet ultimately shot up fully vertically -- at which point the wings snapped off and the whole works careened down into the ocean.
    Ex: Here the goal was to use classical and quantum physics along with particle physics to describe aspects of the astrophysical universe, i.e. the whole shebang.
    Ex: You have to remember that everything and the kitchen sink has been thrown at stimulating this economy and the jobs picture still remains weak.
    Ex: Many of the building blocks for this infrastructure are already in place, but the whole enchilada is far from finished.
    Ex: To get the whole kit and caboodle working required degrees in electrical engineering and computer science.
    Ex: They're going to have department stores, and restaurants, and movie theatres, and bowling alleys, the whole nine yards, and Heaven knows what else.
    Ex: Which means I'd give the whole shooting match just to be back where I was before I quit sleeping under the stars and come into the hen-coops.
    Ex: Finally, the big bang theory posits that our universe began from nothing, that the whole banana started from zero within what's called a true vacuum.
    Ex: They then moved out of London to a council house in Basingstoke and they still live in it, but they own it now, lock, stock and barrel.

    Spanish-English dictionary > absolutamente todo

  • 16 absorber

    v.
    1 to absorb.
    esta aspiradora no absorbe el polvo muy bien this vacuum doesn't pick up dust very well
    esta crema se absorbe muy bien this cream works into the skin very well
    La esponja absorbe agua y fluidos The sponge absorbs water and fluids.
    La película absorbe a María The film absorbs=captivates Mary.
    El amortiguador absorbe energía The shock absorber absorbs energy.
    El tema absorbe a Pedro The topic absorbs=engrosses Peter.
    2 to take up, to soak up.
    esta tarea absorbe mucho tiempo this task takes up a lot of time
    3 to absorb by merger (empresa).
    4 to assimilate.
    El estómago absorbe los nutrientes The stomach assimilates nutrients.
    * * *
    1 (líquidos) to absorb, soak up
    3 figurado (consumir) to use up
    4 figurado (cautivar) to captivate
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    verb
    to absorb, soak up
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    1. VT
    1) [+ líquido] to absorb, soak up
    2) [+ información] to absorb, take in; [+ recursos] to use up; [+ energías] to take up; [+ atención] to command
    2.
    See:
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    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <líquido/ruido/calor> to absorb
    b) < tiempo> to occupy, take up; <recursos/energía> to absorb
    2) < empresa> to take over
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    = absorb, steep + Reflexivo + in, take up, hijack, take in, soak in, co-opt, soak up, sop up, pick up, suck up.
    Ex. For the majority, however, IT was regarded as simply another topic to absorb into syllabuses.
    Ex. The great storyteller, FC Sayers, having advised the beginner to ' steep himself in folklore until the elemental themes are part of himself,' explains how best to get command of a tale.
    Ex. The rows over Britain's contributions to the Community budget and runaway spending on the the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which took up two thirds of the budget, were documented blow by blow in the press.
    Ex. Information may have been hijacked as the province of computer operators rather than librarians.
    Ex. People like to browse the books and magazines, take in the ambiance, and be seen and perceived as a patron of the arts and literature.
    Ex. Among the visual attributes found to be most useful were: absorption ( soaks in, sits on top), luster (shiny, dull), flakiness (doesn't flake off, flakes off), and thickness (thin, thick).
    Ex. Social workers accused librarians of moving into their territory, of co-opting their activity, of doing social work without training, of being representative of establishment interests.
    Ex. They gradually soak up language, discovering the rules by which it works almost without noticing it.
    Ex. Here are activities to sop up those extra minutes by reinforcing what you're taught.
    Ex. Then these suggestion can be picked up by the editor, and communicated to the author.
    Ex. Cinder blocks do suck up paint quickly but mine are light because I only used the left over paint from the walls.
    ----
    * absorber tiempo = absorb + time.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <líquido/ruido/calor> to absorb
    b) < tiempo> to occupy, take up; <recursos/energía> to absorb
    2) < empresa> to take over
    * * *
    = absorb, steep + Reflexivo + in, take up, hijack, take in, soak in, co-opt, soak up, sop up, pick up, suck up.

    Ex: For the majority, however, IT was regarded as simply another topic to absorb into syllabuses.

    Ex: The great storyteller, FC Sayers, having advised the beginner to ' steep himself in folklore until the elemental themes are part of himself,' explains how best to get command of a tale.
    Ex: The rows over Britain's contributions to the Community budget and runaway spending on the the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which took up two thirds of the budget, were documented blow by blow in the press.
    Ex: Information may have been hijacked as the province of computer operators rather than librarians.
    Ex: People like to browse the books and magazines, take in the ambiance, and be seen and perceived as a patron of the arts and literature.
    Ex: Among the visual attributes found to be most useful were: absorption ( soaks in, sits on top), luster (shiny, dull), flakiness (doesn't flake off, flakes off), and thickness (thin, thick).
    Ex: Social workers accused librarians of moving into their territory, of co-opting their activity, of doing social work without training, of being representative of establishment interests.
    Ex: They gradually soak up language, discovering the rules by which it works almost without noticing it.
    Ex: Here are activities to sop up those extra minutes by reinforcing what you're taught.
    Ex: Then these suggestion can be picked up by the editor, and communicated to the author.
    Ex: Cinder blocks do suck up paint quickly but mine are light because I only used the left over paint from the walls.
    * absorber tiempo = absorb + time.

    * * *
    absorber [E1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹líquido› to absorb, soak up; ‹humedad› to absorb; ‹ruido/calor/luz› to absorb
    la vitamina D ayuda a que se absorba el calcio vitamin D helps to absorb calcium
    las plantas absorben el oxígeno del aire plants take in o absorb oxygen from the air
    2 ‹tiempo› to occupy, take up; ‹recursos/energía› to absorb
    absorben un tercio del total de nuestras exportaciones they take o absorb a third of our total exports
    es un tipo de actividad que te absorbe totalmente it's the sort of activity that takes up all your time and energy
    los salarios absorben un 70% del presupuesto salaries take up o swallow up 70% of the budget
    B ‹empresa› to take over
    * * *

     

    absorber ( conjugate absorber) verbo transitivo
    a)líquido/ruido/calor to absorb


    recursos/energía to absorb
    absorber verbo transitivo to absorb
    ' absorber' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    amortiguador
    - aspirar
    - chupar
    - sorber
    English:
    absorb
    - grip
    - shock absorber
    - soak up
    - suck
    - suck up
    - take over
    - engross
    - shock
    - soak
    - take
    * * *
    1. [líquido, gas, calor] to absorb;
    esta aspiradora no absorbe el polvo muy bien this vacuum doesn't pick up dust very well;
    absorbió el refresco con la pajita he sucked the soft drink through a straw;
    esta crema se absorbe muy bien this cream works into the skin very well
    2. [consumir] to take up, to soak up;
    esta tarea absorbe mucho tiempo this task takes up a lot of time
    3. [atraer, dominar]
    este trabajo me absorbe mucho this job takes up a lot of my time;
    su mujer lo absorbe mucho his wife is very demanding;
    la televisión los absorbe television dominates their lives
    4. [empresa] to take over;
    Roma Inc. absorbió a su mayor competidor Roma Inc. took over its biggest rival
    * * *
    v/t
    1 absorb
    2 ( consumir) take (up)
    3 ( cautivar) absorb
    4 COM take over
    * * *
    1) : to absorb, to soak up
    2) : to occupy, to take up, to engross
    * * *
    absorber vb to absorb

    Spanish-English dictionary > absorber

  • 17 actuar

    v.
    1 to act (obrar, producir efecto).
    actúa de o como escudo it acts o serves as a shield
    este tranquilizante actúa directamente sobre los centros nerviosos this tranquilizer acts directly on the nerve centers
    Juana actúa como reina Johanna acts like a queen.
    Actué bien I acted [behaved] well.
    Ricardo actuó en el incendio Richard acted=took action during the fire.
    2 to undertake proceedings (law).
    3 to perform, to act.
    en esta película actúa Victoria Abril Victoria Abril appears in this film
    4 to perform on, to act out.
    5 to perform judicial acts, to prosecute, to litigate, to bring an action.
    El juez actúa legalmente The judge performs judicial acts legally.
    * * *
    (stressed ú in certain persons of certain tenses)
    Present Indicative
    actúo, actúas, actúa, actuamos, actuáis, actúan.
    Present Subjunctive
    actúe, actúes, actúe, actuemos, actuéis, actúen.
    Imperative
    actúa (tú), actúe (él/Vd.), actuemos (nos.), actuad (vos.), actúen (ellos/Vds.).
    * * *
    verb
    to act, perform
    * * *
    1. VI
    1) [actor] to act; [cantante, banda, compañía, equipo] to perform

    actuar en una películato act o be in a film

    2) (=obrar) to act

    actúa como o de mediador en el conflicto — he's acting as a mediator in the conflict

    actúa de manera rarahe's acting o behaving strangely

    3) (Jur) (=proceder) to institute (legal) proceedings; [abogado] to act
    4) (=tener efecto) to act
    2.
    VT (=hacer funcionar) to work, operate
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    a) persona ( obrar) to act

    forma de actuar — behavior*

    b) < medicamento> to work, act
    c) actor to act; torero to perform

    ¿quién actúa en esa película? — who's in the movie?

    d) (Der) to act
    * * *
    = act, be at work, behave, function, perform, step in, work, conduct + Reflexivo, come into + play, get in + the act, undertake + action, step up.
    Ex. AACR2 defines a corporate body thus: 'a corporate body is an organisation or group of persons that is identified by a particular name and that acts, or may act, as an entity'.
    Ex. All these influences are at work before a child goes to school, yet until quite recently we have behaved as though good teaching in good schools was enough to compensate for the disabilities of verbally impoverished children.
    Ex. Although the system behaves simply, it incorporates some complex retrieval techniques, developed from information retrieval research.
    Ex. The DOBIS/LIBIS allows both the library and the computer center to function efficiently and at a lower cost by sharing one system.
    Ex. 'There's no question,' he said, 'but an individual's past performance is a good indicator of how he or she will perform in the future'.
    Ex. Furthermore, children can be misled by group influences into reading truly pernicious material (hard core ponography, for example) and when this happens adults have a clear responsibility to step in and do something about it.
    Ex. Files only work effectively for a limited number of documents.
    Ex. At the next division and department head meeting, Kobitsky was reprimanded and told that she should learn to be an administrator and conduct herself accordingly = En la siguiente reunión de directores de división y departamento, Kobitsky fue amonestada y se le dijo que debería aprender a ser una administradora y actuar consecuentemente.
    Ex. There are, of course, all sorts of other considerations which come into play in determining the income which a publisher might obtain from a book.
    Ex. Even the U.S. military got in the act, when in 1984 they abolished happy hours at military base clubs.
    Ex. Members will not undertake actions that may unfairly or unlawfully jeopardise a candidate's employment.
    Ex. Another growing group in this annual pro-life event is women who are stepping up to proclaim their regret for their own abortions.
    ----
    * actuar a posteriori = be reactive.
    * actuar autoritariamente = flex + Posesivo + muscles.
    * actuar como si + ser + Dios = play + God.
    * actuar con cautela = play it + safe.
    * actuar con fineza = finesse.
    * actuar con irresponsabilidad hacia = play + fast and loose with.
    * actuar con poca consideración hacia = play + fast and loose with.
    * actuar consecuentemente = act + accordingly.
    * actuar convencido de que = operate under + the impression that.
    * actuar correctamente = do + the right thing, get on + the right side of.
    * actuar de = serve as.
    * actuar de abogado del diablo = be the/a devil's advocate.
    * actuar de acuerdo con los principios de Uno = act on + Posesivo + principles.
    * actuar de buena fe = act in + good faith.
    * actuar de capitán = skipper, captain.
    * actuar de cara a la galería = play to + the gallery.
    * actuar de contrapeso = counterpoise.
    * actuar de forma negligente = be remiss.
    * actuar de juez = don + Posesivo + judge's wig, officiate.
    * actuar del modo que se considere más adecuado = exercise + discretion.
    * actuar de mediador = mediate.
    * actuar de mirón = lurk in + the wings.
    * actuar de otro modo = do + otherwise.
    * actuar de puente = act as + a bridge.
    * actuar de un modo despiadado = play + hardball.
    * actuar de un modo determinado = follow + pattern.
    * actuar de un modo diferente = strike out on + a different path.
    * actuar de un modo enérgico = turn on + the heat.
    * actuar de un modo implacable = play + hardball.
    * actuar de un modo independiente = go it alone.
    * actuar de un modo intransigente = play + hardball.
    * actuar duro = play + hardball.
    * actuar en colusión = connive.
    * actuar en complicidad = connive.
    * actuar en conciencia = act in + good conscience.
    * actuar en connivencia = collude, connive.
    * actuar en consecuencia = act + accordingly.
    * actuar en defensa de la profesión = advocacy.
    * actuar en defensa de los intereses de las bibliotecas y bibliotecarios = library advocacy.
    * actuar en la clandestinidad = go into + hiding.
    * actuar en segundo plano = lurk in + the wings.
    * actuar en sinergia = synergize.
    * actuar independientemente = fly + solo.
    * actuar lento = be slow off the mark, be slow off the blocks.
    * actuar motivado por + Nombre = act out of + Nombre.
    * actuar negligentemente = be remiss.
    * actuar para el bien de todos = acting-for-the-best.
    * actuar por encima de + Posesivo + capacidades = punch above + Posesivo + weight.
    * actuar por impulso = act on + impulse.
    * actuar rápido = be quick off the mark, be quick off the blocks.
    * actuar según = act on/upon.
    * actuar sin demora = act + promptly.
    * actuar sin pensar = shoot from + the hip.
    * actuar sumisamente = take + Nombre + lying down.
    * al actuar de este modo = by so doing, in so doing, by doing so.
    * empezar a actuar = swing into + action.
    * encontrar su propio modo de actuar = find + Posesivo + own way.
    * forma de actuar = discourse.
    * manera de actuar = line of attack.
    * modo de actuar = arrangement, course of action, practice, rationale.
    * no actuar correctamente = be remiss.
    * no actuar debidamente = be remiss.
    * organismo que actúa en representación de otros = umbrella.
    * para actuar = for action.
    * que actúa de soporte = supporting.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    a) persona ( obrar) to act

    forma de actuar — behavior*

    b) < medicamento> to work, act
    c) actor to act; torero to perform

    ¿quién actúa en esa película? — who's in the movie?

    d) (Der) to act
    * * *
    = act, be at work, behave, function, perform, step in, work, conduct + Reflexivo, come into + play, get in + the act, undertake + action, step up.

    Ex: AACR2 defines a corporate body thus: 'a corporate body is an organisation or group of persons that is identified by a particular name and that acts, or may act, as an entity'.

    Ex: All these influences are at work before a child goes to school, yet until quite recently we have behaved as though good teaching in good schools was enough to compensate for the disabilities of verbally impoverished children.
    Ex: Although the system behaves simply, it incorporates some complex retrieval techniques, developed from information retrieval research.
    Ex: The DOBIS/LIBIS allows both the library and the computer center to function efficiently and at a lower cost by sharing one system.
    Ex: 'There's no question,' he said, 'but an individual's past performance is a good indicator of how he or she will perform in the future'.
    Ex: Furthermore, children can be misled by group influences into reading truly pernicious material (hard core ponography, for example) and when this happens adults have a clear responsibility to step in and do something about it.
    Ex: Files only work effectively for a limited number of documents.
    Ex: At the next division and department head meeting, Kobitsky was reprimanded and told that she should learn to be an administrator and conduct herself accordingly = En la siguiente reunión de directores de división y departamento, Kobitsky fue amonestada y se le dijo que debería aprender a ser una administradora y actuar consecuentemente.
    Ex: There are, of course, all sorts of other considerations which come into play in determining the income which a publisher might obtain from a book.
    Ex: Even the U.S. military got in the act, when in 1984 they abolished happy hours at military base clubs.
    Ex: Members will not undertake actions that may unfairly or unlawfully jeopardise a candidate's employment.
    Ex: Another growing group in this annual pro-life event is women who are stepping up to proclaim their regret for their own abortions.
    * actuar a posteriori = be reactive.
    * actuar autoritariamente = flex + Posesivo + muscles.
    * actuar como si + ser + Dios = play + God.
    * actuar con cautela = play it + safe.
    * actuar con fineza = finesse.
    * actuar con irresponsabilidad hacia = play + fast and loose with.
    * actuar con poca consideración hacia = play + fast and loose with.
    * actuar consecuentemente = act + accordingly.
    * actuar convencido de que = operate under + the impression that.
    * actuar correctamente = do + the right thing, get on + the right side of.
    * actuar de = serve as.
    * actuar de abogado del diablo = be the/a devil's advocate.
    * actuar de acuerdo con los principios de Uno = act on + Posesivo + principles.
    * actuar de buena fe = act in + good faith.
    * actuar de capitán = skipper, captain.
    * actuar de cara a la galería = play to + the gallery.
    * actuar de contrapeso = counterpoise.
    * actuar de forma negligente = be remiss.
    * actuar de juez = don + Posesivo + judge's wig, officiate.
    * actuar del modo que se considere más adecuado = exercise + discretion.
    * actuar de mediador = mediate.
    * actuar de mirón = lurk in + the wings.
    * actuar de otro modo = do + otherwise.
    * actuar de puente = act as + a bridge.
    * actuar de un modo despiadado = play + hardball.
    * actuar de un modo determinado = follow + pattern.
    * actuar de un modo diferente = strike out on + a different path.
    * actuar de un modo enérgico = turn on + the heat.
    * actuar de un modo implacable = play + hardball.
    * actuar de un modo independiente = go it alone.
    * actuar de un modo intransigente = play + hardball.
    * actuar duro = play + hardball.
    * actuar en colusión = connive.
    * actuar en complicidad = connive.
    * actuar en conciencia = act in + good conscience.
    * actuar en connivencia = collude, connive.
    * actuar en consecuencia = act + accordingly.
    * actuar en defensa de la profesión = advocacy.
    * actuar en defensa de los intereses de las bibliotecas y bibliotecarios = library advocacy.
    * actuar en la clandestinidad = go into + hiding.
    * actuar en segundo plano = lurk in + the wings.
    * actuar en sinergia = synergize.
    * actuar independientemente = fly + solo.
    * actuar lento = be slow off the mark, be slow off the blocks.
    * actuar motivado por + Nombre = act out of + Nombre.
    * actuar negligentemente = be remiss.
    * actuar para el bien de todos = acting-for-the-best.
    * actuar por encima de + Posesivo + capacidades = punch above + Posesivo + weight.
    * actuar por impulso = act on + impulse.
    * actuar rápido = be quick off the mark, be quick off the blocks.
    * actuar según = act on/upon.
    * actuar sin demora = act + promptly.
    * actuar sin pensar = shoot from + the hip.
    * actuar sumisamente = take + Nombre + lying down.
    * al actuar de este modo = by so doing, in so doing, by doing so.
    * empezar a actuar = swing into + action.
    * encontrar su propio modo de actuar = find + Posesivo + own way.
    * forma de actuar = discourse.
    * manera de actuar = line of attack.
    * modo de actuar = arrangement, course of action, practice, rationale.
    * no actuar correctamente = be remiss.
    * no actuar debidamente = be remiss.
    * organismo que actúa en representación de otros = umbrella.
    * para actuar = for action.
    * que actúa de soporte = supporting.

    * * *
    actuar [ A18 ]
    vi
    1 «persona» (obrar) to act
    actuó de or como mediador he acted as a mediator
    no entiendo tu forma de actuar I don't understand the way you're behaving o acting
    2 «medicamento» to work, act
    dejar actuar a la naturaleza let nature take its course
    3 «actor» to act; «torero» to perform
    ¿quién actúa en esa película? who's in that movie?
    4 ( Der) to act
    actúa por la parte demandada el abogado Sr. Ruiz Sr. Ruiz is acting for the defendant
    * * *

     

    actuar ( conjugate actuar) verbo intransitivo
    a) [ persona] ( obrar) to act;



    c) [ actor] to act;

    [ torero] to perform;
    ¿quién actúa en esa película? who's in the movie?

    actuar verbo intransitivo
    1 to act: el agua actuó como disolvente, the water acted as a solvent
    actuará de fiscal en la causa, he will act as public prosecutor in the trial
    2 Cine Teat to perform, act
    ' actuar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    clandestinidad
    - constreñimiento
    - cumplir
    - diplomacia
    - enrollarse
    - estilo
    - flojear
    - hacer
    - judicialmente
    - necesaria
    - necesario
    - operar
    - política
    - proceder
    - reflexión
    - servir
    - tapujo
    - trabajar
    - atropellar
    - brusquedad
    - coherencia
    - consecuencia
    - fanfarrón
    - fanfarronear
    - fe
    - libertad
    - ligereza
    - ligero
    - obrar
    - precaución
    - separar
    - tonto
    English:
    abruptly
    - act
    - act on
    - appear
    - as
    - bone
    - camp up
    - deputize
    - do
    - galvanize
    - guinea pig
    - hand
    - inconsiderate
    - jury duty
    - operate
    - perform
    - play
    - reasonably
    - sting
    - work
    - connive
    - defend
    - liaise
    - move
    - self
    * * *
    actuar vi
    1. [obrar, producir efecto] to act;
    actuó según sus convicciones she acted in accordance with her convictions;
    actúa de o [m5] como escudo it acts o serves as a shield;
    actúa de secretario he acts as a secretary;
    este tranquilizante actúa directamente sobre los centros nerviosos this tranquilizer acts directly on the nerve centres;
    los carteristas actúan principalmente en el centro de la ciudad the pickpockets are mainly active Br in the city centre o US downtown
    2. Der to undertake proceedings
    3. [en película, teatro] to perform, to act;
    en esta película actúa Cantinflas Cantinflas appears in this film
    * * *
    v/i
    1 ( obrar, ejercer), TEA act;
    actuar de act as
    2 MED work, act
    * * *
    actuar {3} vi
    : to act, to perform
    * * *
    actuar vb
    1. (en general) to act
    2. (artista) to perform

    Spanish-English dictionary > actuar

  • 18 actuar lento

    (v.) = be slow off the mark, be slow off the blocks
    Ex. Rovers were slow off the mark and found themselves one down after five minutes, but Pat Daly soon had Rovers level.
    Ex. They were still slow off the blocks and didn't seem like threatening the opposite goalie.
    * * *
    (v.) = be slow off the mark, be slow off the blocks

    Ex: Rovers were slow off the mark and found themselves one down after five minutes, but Pat Daly soon had Rovers level.

    Ex: They were still slow off the blocks and didn't seem like threatening the opposite goalie.

    Spanish-English dictionary > actuar lento

  • 19 actuar rápido

    (v.) = be quick off the mark, be quick off the blocks
    Ex. Why is it that women are so much more quick off the mark than men to be appropriately dressed when the weather turns good?.
    Ex. They were quick off the blocks and were sitting pretty with a two-goal cushion over their rivals after only fifteen minutes.
    * * *
    (v.) = be quick off the mark, be quick off the blocks

    Ex: Why is it that women are so much more quick off the mark than men to be appropriately dressed when the weather turns good?.

    Ex: They were quick off the blocks and were sitting pretty with a two-goal cushion over their rivals after only fifteen minutes.

    Spanish-English dictionary > actuar rápido

  • 20 alimento nutritivo

    Ex. Beyond eating nutritious foods, regular attention to good mental hygiene is one of the essential building blocks of a healthy, balanced life.
    * * *

    Ex: Beyond eating nutritious foods, regular attention to good mental hygiene is one of the essential building blocks of a healthy, balanced life.

    Spanish-English dictionary > alimento nutritivo

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