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  • 1 Bombay

    m.
    Bombay, Mumbai.
    * * *
    SM Mumbai, Bombay
    * * *
    = Bombay.
    Ex. The leading suspect in last November's deadly attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai ( Bombay) has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
    * * *

    Ex: The leading suspect in last November's deadly attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai ( Bombay) has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Bombay

  • 2 a

    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
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
    ————————
    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
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    A
    1 ( amperio) ampere, amp; (símbolo) A
    * * *
    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)
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    A    
    a
    A,
    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

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  • 3 a cobro revertido

    Ex. If you have received it in error, please destroy it immediately and notify us ( reverse charges) so we can correct the mistake.
    * * *

    Ex: If you have received it in error, please destroy it immediately and notify us ( reverse charges) so we can correct the mistake.

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  • 4 absolver

    v.
    1 to acquit (law).
    El juez absolvió a María The judge acquitted Mary.
    2 to absolve (religion).
    Ricardo absolvió a María Richard absolved Mary.
    El arrepentimiento absuelve los pecados Repentance absolves sins.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ MOVER], like link=mover mover
    verbo transitivo (pp absuelto,-a)
    1 RELIGIÓN to absolve
    2 DERECHO to acquit
    * * *
    verb
    2) acquit, clear
    * * *
    VT (Rel) to absolve; (Jur) to acquit, clear (de of)
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) (Relig) to absolve
    b) (Der) < acusado> to acquit, find... not guilty
    * * *
    = suspend + sentence, exonerate, exculpate, acquit, absolve.
    Ex. Since he had already spent 4 days in prison, the judge decided further punishment would be wrong and that sentence would be suspended.
    Ex. In addition most of the men offered explanations to exonerate their fathers for their inadequacies as sexuality educators.
    Ex. Criminal law should allow duress to mitigate, as well as to exculpate, for certain crimes.
    Ex. He acquits Brissot on all counts but finds that Darnton's suspicions were not entirely without foundation.
    Ex. The murder of these two people was never absolved in the public eye.
    ----
    * absolver a Alguien de todos los cargos = acquit + Nombre + on all counts.
    * absolver de obligación = absolve + Nombre + from obligation.
    * absolver de responsabilidad = absolve + Nombre + from/of + responsibility.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) (Relig) to absolve
    b) (Der) < acusado> to acquit, find... not guilty
    * * *
    = suspend + sentence, exonerate, exculpate, acquit, absolve.

    Ex: Since he had already spent 4 days in prison, the judge decided further punishment would be wrong and that sentence would be suspended.

    Ex: In addition most of the men offered explanations to exonerate their fathers for their inadequacies as sexuality educators.
    Ex: Criminal law should allow duress to mitigate, as well as to exculpate, for certain crimes.
    Ex: He acquits Brissot on all counts but finds that Darnton's suspicions were not entirely without foundation.
    Ex: The murder of these two people was never absolved in the public eye.
    * absolver a Alguien de todos los cargos = acquit + Nombre + on all counts.
    * absolver de obligación = absolve + Nombre + from obligation.
    * absolver de responsabilidad = absolve + Nombre + from/of + responsibility.

    * * *
    vt
    1 ( Relig) to absolve absolver a algn DE algo to absolve sb OF sth
    yo te absuelvo de tus pecados I absolve you of your sins
    la absolvieron de toda culpa she was absolved of all blame
    2 ( Der) ‹acusado› to acquit, find … not guilty
    * * *

    absolver ( conjugate absolver) verbo transitivo
    a) (Relig) to absolve

    b) (Der) ‹ acusado to acquit, find … not guilty

    absolver verbo transitivo
    1 Rel to absolve
    2 Jur to acquit
    ' absolver' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    perdonar
    - absuelto
    English:
    absolve
    - acquit
    - clear
    - exonerate
    * * *
    1. Der to acquit;
    lo absolvieron de los cargos he was acquitted of the charges
    2. Rel
    lo absolvió (de sus pecados) he absolved him of his sins
    * * *
    < absuelto> v/t
    1 JUR acquit
    2 REL absolve
    * * *
    absolver {89} vt
    1) : to absolve
    2) : to acquit
    * * *
    absolver vb to acquit

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  • 5 acarreo

    m.
    1 carriage, the act of carrying, conveyance, cartage.
    2 transporting, carrying, transportation, cartage.
    3 freight, haulage, road transportation.
    4 freight cost, freight.
    5 carry.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: acarrear.
    * * *
    1 carriage, transport
    gastos de acarreo freight, carriage, transport costs
    * * *
    SM (=flete) haulage, carriage
    * * *
    a) ( en vehículo) haulage, transport; ( con esfuerzo físico) carrying
    b) (Dep) carry
    * * *
    = haulage, cartage, drayage.
    Ex. Haulage, also called cartage or drayage, is the horizontal transport of ore, coal, supplies, and waste.
    Ex. Haulage, also called cartage or drayage, is the horizontal transport of ore, coal, supplies, and waste.
    Ex. Haulage, also called cartage or drayage, is the horizontal transport of ore, coal, supplies, and waste.
    * * *
    a) ( en vehículo) haulage, transport; ( con esfuerzo físico) carrying
    b) (Dep) carry
    * * *
    = haulage, cartage, drayage.

    Ex: Haulage, also called cartage or drayage, is the horizontal transport of ore, coal, supplies, and waste.

    Ex: Haulage, also called cartage or drayage, is the horizontal transport of ore, coal, supplies, and waste.
    Ex: Haulage, also called cartage or drayage, is the horizontal transport of ore, coal, supplies, and waste.

    * * *
    1 (de materiales, paquetes — en camión) trucking, haulage, transport; (con esfuerzo físico) carrying, lugging ( colloq)
    2 ( Dep) carry
    * * *
    1. [transporte] transporting;
    animales de acarreo beasts of burden, draught animals
    2. Informát carry
    * * *
    m transportation
    * * *
    : transport, haulage

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  • 6 acusaciones

    f.pl.
    accusations, charges.
    * * *
    Ex. Another rota system operates in some magistrates courts, whereby a duty solicitor is on hand to assist people facing criminal charges who otherwise would be unrepresented = En algunos juzgados de asuntos menores el sistema de turnos es diferente pues siempre hay un abogado procurador de guardia a mano para ayudar a la gente acusada de delito criminal que de lo contrario no tendrían representación.
    * * *

    Ex: Another rota system operates in some magistrates courts, whereby a duty solicitor is on hand to assist people facing criminal charges who otherwise would be unrepresented = En algunos juzgados de asuntos menores el sistema de turnos es diferente pues siempre hay un abogado procurador de guardia a mano para ayudar a la gente acusada de delito criminal que de lo contrario no tendrían representación.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acusaciones

  • 7 acusaciones de delito criminal

    Ex. Another rota system operates in some magistrates courts, whereby a duty solicitor is on hand to assist people facing criminal charges who otherwise would be unrepresented = En algunos juzgados de asuntos menores el sistema de turnos es diferente pues siempre hay un abogado procurador de guardia a mano para ayudar a la gente acusada de delito criminal que de lo contrario no tendrían representación.
    * * *

    Ex: Another rota system operates in some magistrates courts, whereby a duty solicitor is on hand to assist people facing criminal charges who otherwise would be unrepresented = En algunos juzgados de asuntos menores el sistema de turnos es diferente pues siempre hay un abogado procurador de guardia a mano para ayudar a la gente acusada de delito criminal que de lo contrario no tendrían representación.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acusaciones de delito criminal

  • 8 acusación

    f.
    1 accusation, impeachment, accusal, arraignment.
    2 finger-pointing, prosecution, accusation.
    * * *
    1 accusation
    2 DERECHO charge
    \
    acta de acusación indictment
    acusación particular DERECHO private prosecutor
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) accusation, charge
    * * *
    SF (=inculpación) accusation; (Jur) (=cargo) charge, indictment; (=acusador) prosecution

    acusación particular, la acusación particular — (the counsel for) the prosecution

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( imputación) accusation
    b) (Der) charge
    2) ( parte)
    * * *
    = charge, impeachment, accusation, arraignment, exposure, denouncement, prosecution, indictment, denunciation, imputation.
    Ex. No less prestigious an authority than a Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the charges brought against the man principally responsible for that volume.
    Ex. Enter the official proceedings and records of criminal trial, impeachment, courts-martial, etc., under the heading for the person or body prosecuted.
    Ex. In an attempt to provide counter-evidence to the accusation that the literature of gays is not being represented in library collections a study was conducted.
    Ex. Children charged with offense are usually at risk of detention between the time of arraignment and the time of hearing.
    Ex. This book is an uncompromising exposure of the ideological mist that envelops romantics and romanticists.
    Ex. The second document is a denouncement of slavery by Greenwich, who mobilizes the best tradition of scriptural exegesis to make his case.
    Ex. This article describes the legal consequences of the perpetration of these crimes and procedural aspects of their prosecution.
    Ex. Enter indictments as instructed in rule 21.36C1.
    Ex. These denunciations make libraries look both sanctimonious and hypocritical for trying to save the world when they have failed to put ther own house in order.
    Ex. The imputation was totally without basis and was motivated purely by malice.
    ----
    * acusaciones = criminal charges.
    * acusaciones de delito criminal = criminal charges.
    * acusación + hacer = accusation + level.
    * retirar una acusación = drop + a charge.
    * suspender una acusación = stay + charge.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( imputación) accusation
    b) (Der) charge
    2) ( parte)
    * * *
    = charge, impeachment, accusation, arraignment, exposure, denouncement, prosecution, indictment, denunciation, imputation.

    Ex: No less prestigious an authority than a Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the charges brought against the man principally responsible for that volume.

    Ex: Enter the official proceedings and records of criminal trial, impeachment, courts-martial, etc., under the heading for the person or body prosecuted.
    Ex: In an attempt to provide counter-evidence to the accusation that the literature of gays is not being represented in library collections a study was conducted.
    Ex: Children charged with offense are usually at risk of detention between the time of arraignment and the time of hearing.
    Ex: This book is an uncompromising exposure of the ideological mist that envelops romantics and romanticists.
    Ex: The second document is a denouncement of slavery by Greenwich, who mobilizes the best tradition of scriptural exegesis to make his case.
    Ex: This article describes the legal consequences of the perpetration of these crimes and procedural aspects of their prosecution.
    Ex: Enter indictments as instructed in rule 21.36C1.
    Ex: These denunciations make libraries look both sanctimonious and hypocritical for trying to save the world when they have failed to put ther own house in order.
    Ex: The imputation was totally without basis and was motivated purely by malice.
    * acusaciones = criminal charges.
    * acusaciones de delito criminal = criminal charges.
    * acusación + hacer = accusation + level.
    * retirar una acusación = drop + a charge.
    * suspender una acusación = stay + charge.

    * * *
    A
    1 (imputación) accusation
    una serie de acusaciones contra el gobierno a series of accusations against the government
    2 ( Der) charge
    negó la acusación he denied the charge
    un crimen sobre el cual no existe ninguna acusación formal a crime for which no-one has ever been charged
    formular una acusación contra algn to bring charges against sb
    B
    (parte): la acusación the prosecution
    Compuesto:
    private prosecution
    * * *

    acusación sustantivo femenino

    b) (Der) charge

    acusación sustantivo femenino
    1 accusation: sus acusaciones me irritaron profundamente, their accusations irritated me deeply
    2 Jur (cargo) charge (fiscalía, abogados) prosecution: la acusación presentó pruebas convincentes, the prosecution presented the court with some conclusive evidence
    ' acusación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cuento
    - gravitar
    - negación
    - temeraria
    - temerario
    - concreto
    - desmentir
    - negar
    - negativa
    English:
    accusation
    - acquit
    - bum rap
    - case
    - charge
    - deny
    - ill-founded
    - indictment
    - prosecution
    - repudiate
    - witness
    - allegation
    - grand
    - prosecutor
    * * *
    1. [inculpación] accusation;
    Der charge;
    verter acusaciones (contra alguien) to make accusations (against sb);
    negó todas las acusaciones she denied all the charges;
    fueron juzgados bajo la acusación de terrorismo they were tried for having committed terrorist offences
    2. Der [personas]
    la acusación the prosecution
    acusación particular private action;
    la acusación popular = the prosecution which acts on behalf of pressure groups and other interested bodies in cases of public interest
    * * *
    f accusation
    * * *
    acusación nf, pl - ciones
    1) : accusation, charge
    2)
    la acusación : the prosecution
    * * *
    acusación n accusation

    Spanish-English dictionary > acusación

  • 9 acusado de

    Ex. In 1892 Klas Linderfelt, the then ALA President, was jailed for 4 days on charges of embezzling more than $4,000 from library funds.
    * * *

    Ex: In 1892 Klas Linderfelt, the then ALA President, was jailed for 4 days on charges of embezzling more than $4,000 from library funds.

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  • 10 acusado1

    1 = accused, defendant.
    Ex. In both areas, a much higher proportion of men than women were both accusers & accused.
    Ex. Psychologists have proved that the presence of the defendant will traumatize the child witness.
    ----
    * acusado de = on charges of.

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  • 11 acusar1

    1 = accuse, make + accusation, charge, litigate, face + charges, arraign, indict, denounce, recreminate, reprove, reproach, single out, single out for + criticism, point + (a/the) finger(s) at.
    Ex. He accused her of lying when they said she was at the movies when she had called in sick.
    Ex. From time to time the accusation is made that libraries are run for the convenience of the staff.
    Ex. In June '90, DIALOG Information services filed an antitrust suit against the American Chemical Society (ACS) charging that the Society had damaged the company.
    Ex. The resources provided are to assist the personal injury attorneys litigating medical malpractice claims.
    Ex. This article consider some hypothetical situations in which information providers might face charges of negligence.
    Ex. 25.5 percent of the 247 juveniles arraigned in 3 months alone in 1989 had handicapping conditions.
    Ex. Another problem with the statistical analysis used to indict this and similar schools was the sample.
    Ex. Some of the rules were imposed on Panizzi by the Trustees of the British Museum, and Panizzi could only join his critics in denouncing those rules, such as the rules for entry of anonymous publications.
    Ex. Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote: 'Experience informs us that the first defense of weak minds is to recriminate'.
    Ex. The person reproving his friend must understand that before he can reprove someone else, he must first reprove himself.
    Ex. The Governor, it is learnt, sternly reproached the party for putting the public to inconvenience for the last two days.
    Ex. Conference proceedings are singled out for special attention because they are an important category of material in relation to abstracting and indexing publications.
    Ex. Though what exactly constitutes moral decay is debatable, one group traditionally has been singled out for criticism, namely young people.
    Ex. It is easy to point the fingers at the refs.
    ----
    * acusar a Alguien = confront + Alguien + with accusation.
    * acusar de = lambast [lambaste], make + Nombre + out to be.
    * ser acusado de delito criminal = face + criminal charge.

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  • 12 adquirir

    v.
    1 to acquire, to purchase.
    Ricardo adquirió un televisor nuevo Richard acquired a new television set.
    Silvia adquirió experiencia Silvia acquired experience.
    2 to acquire (conseguir) (conocimientos, hábito, cultura).
    3 to incur in, to fall into.
    María adquirió una deuda Mary incurred in a debt.
    4 to get.
    5 to gain in.
    Elsa adquirió peso Elsa gained in weight.
    * * *
    (i changes to ie in stressed syllables)
    Present Indicative
    adquiero, adquieres, adquiere, adquirimos, adquirís, adquieren.
    Present Subjunctive
    adquiera, adquieras, adquiera, adquiramos, adquiráis, adquieran.
    Imperative
    adquiere (tú), adquiera (él/Vd.), adquiramos (nos.), adquirid (vos.), adquieran (ellos/Vds.).
    * * *
    verb
    1) to acquire, gain
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=comprar) [+ vivienda, billete] to purchase; (Econ) [+ derechos, acciones, empresa] to acquire, purchase
    2) (=conseguir) [+ cultura, conocimientos, dinero] to acquire; [+ fama] to gain, achieve
    3) (=adoptar) [+ costumbre] to adopt; [+ carácter, identidad] to take on, acquire; [+ nacionalidad] to acquire, obtain; [+ compromiso] to undertake; [+ color] to take on

    la palabra "enchufe" adquirió el sentido que todos conocemos — the word "enchufe" took on o acquired the sense we are all familiar with

    * * *
    verbo transitivo to acquire, obtain

    adquiera su nuevo coche antes del día 30purchase o buy your new car before the 30th

    adquirió renombre internacionalhe attained o achieved international renown

    * * *
    = acquire, assume, purchase, buy, attain, call + Nombre + Posesivo + own.
    Ex. Many libraries have special collections of foreign, unpublished or unusual materials which include items unlikely to be acquired by other libraries.
    Ex. A pseudonym is the name assumed by an author to conceal or obscure his or her identity.
    Ex. This mode of publication permits special libraries to purchase relevant parts and facilitates revision at a later date.
    Ex. Discount charges are available by contracting to buy a predetermined number of connect hours per year.
    Ex. A fully comparative account of recommendations for filing orders is likely to prove confusing until the reader has attained some familiarity with the general problems, and the solutions offered by one code.
    Ex. This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.
    ----
    * adquirir conocimiento = gain + knowledge, glean + knowledge, acquire + knowledge, build up + knowledge.
    * adquirir experiencia = gain + experience, cut + Posesivo + teeth (on).
    * adquirir fama = achieve + notoriety.
    * adquirir ímpetu = pick up + speed.
    * adquirir importancia = assume + importance, attain + importance, come up, take on + added weight, gain + significance, move up + the agenda, gain + importance, gain in + importance.
    * adquirir importancia histórica = make + history, go down in + history.
    * adquirir una idea = gain + impression.
    * adquirir una nueva dimensión = take on + new dimension.
    * adquirir un gusto por = get + a taste for.
    * adquirir un nuevo significado = take on + new dimension.
    * adquirir un valor añadido = take on + added weight.
    * gusto que se adquiere con el tiempo = acquired taste.
    * voz + adquirir + tono = voice + take on + quality.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to acquire, obtain

    adquiera su nuevo coche antes del día 30purchase o buy your new car before the 30th

    adquirió renombre internacionalhe attained o achieved international renown

    * * *
    = acquire, assume, purchase, buy, attain, call + Nombre + Posesivo + own.

    Ex: Many libraries have special collections of foreign, unpublished or unusual materials which include items unlikely to be acquired by other libraries.

    Ex: A pseudonym is the name assumed by an author to conceal or obscure his or her identity.
    Ex: This mode of publication permits special libraries to purchase relevant parts and facilitates revision at a later date.
    Ex: Discount charges are available by contracting to buy a predetermined number of connect hours per year.
    Ex: A fully comparative account of recommendations for filing orders is likely to prove confusing until the reader has attained some familiarity with the general problems, and the solutions offered by one code.
    Ex: This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.
    * adquirir conocimiento = gain + knowledge, glean + knowledge, acquire + knowledge, build up + knowledge.
    * adquirir experiencia = gain + experience, cut + Posesivo + teeth (on).
    * adquirir fama = achieve + notoriety.
    * adquirir ímpetu = pick up + speed.
    * adquirir importancia = assume + importance, attain + importance, come up, take on + added weight, gain + significance, move up + the agenda, gain + importance, gain in + importance.
    * adquirir importancia histórica = make + history, go down in + history.
    * adquirir una idea = gain + impression.
    * adquirir una nueva dimensión = take on + new dimension.
    * adquirir un gusto por = get + a taste for.
    * adquirir un nuevo significado = take on + new dimension.
    * adquirir un valor añadido = take on + added weight.
    * gusto que se adquiere con el tiempo = acquired taste.
    * voz + adquirir + tono = voice + take on + quality.

    * * *
    vt
    ‹artículo/propiedad› to acquire, obtain; ‹cultura/conocimientos› to acquire; ‹experiencia› to gain, acquire; ‹nacionalidad› to acquire, obtain; ‹lengua› to acquire
    ha adquirido el 13% de las acciones de Bianco he has acquired o obtained o purchased 13% of Bianco's shares
    adquiera su nuevo coche antes del día 30 purchase o buy your new car before the 30th
    ha adquirido renombre internacional he has attained o achieved international renown
    con el tiempo ha ido adquiriendo madurez y aplomo over the years he has gained in maturity and assurance
    derechos adquiridos vested o acquired rights
    * * *

     

    adquirir ( conjugate adquirir) verbo transitivocasa/coche to acquire, obtain;
    ( comprar) to purchase, buy;
    conocimientos/colección/fortuna to acquire;
    fama to attain, achieve;
    experiencia to gain;

    adquirir verbo transitivo
    1 to acquire
    2 frml (comprar) to purchase

    ' adquirir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    carta
    - contagiarse
    - empeñarse
    - iniciarse
    - soltarse
    - adquiera
    - agarrar
    - asentar
    - cobrar
    - coger
    - compromiso
    - ganar
    - hábito
    - hacer
    - tomar
    - vale
    English:
    acquire
    - come by
    - edition
    - gain
    - mail order
    - form
    - lapse
    - pick
    - purchase
    - take
    * * *
    1. [comprar] to acquire, to purchase;
    ya es posible adquirir pasajes de avión a través de Internet you can now buy air tickets on the Internet;
    adquirieron el 51 por ciento de las acciones de la empresa they acquired a 51 percent shareholding in the company
    2. [conseguir] [conocimientos, hábito, cultura] to acquire;
    [éxito, popularidad] to achieve; [libertad, experiencia] to gain; [fortuna] to acquire, to come by; [nacionalidad] to obtain;
    adquirió una reputación de inflexibilidad he gained o acquired a reputation for inflexibility;
    adquirieron el compromiso de ayudarse mutualmente they committed themselves to helping each other
    * * *
    v/t
    1 acquire
    2 ( comprar) buy, purchase fml
    * * *
    adquirir {4} vt
    1) : to acquire, to gain
    2) comprar: to purchase
    * * *
    1. (llegar a tener) to acquire
    2. (comprar) to buy [pt. & pp. bought]

    Spanish-English dictionary > adquirir

  • 13 alquiler

    m.
    1 renting (acción) (house, office, television).
    ¿está en venta o en alquiler? is it for sale or to let?
    tenemos viviendas de alquiler we have homes to let
    2 rent (price) (house, office).
    * * *
    1 (acción - de casa) renting, letting; (- de coche) hire
    ¿has pagado el alquiler del piso? have you paid the rent on the flat?
    \
    'En alquiler' "To let", US "For rent"
    * * *
    noun m.
    rent, rental
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=acción) [de inmueble] letting, renting; (Téc) plant hire; [de coche, autocar] hire, hiring

    alquiler sin conductor Esp self-drive

    alquiler de úteros — surrogate motherhood, womb-leasing

    2) (=precio) [de inmueble] rent, rental; [de coche, autocar] hire charge
    * * *
    a) ( precio)
    b) ( acción de alquilar - una casa) renting, letting (BrE); (- un televisor) rental; (- un coche, disfraz) rental (AmE), hire (BrE)

    coches de alquilerrental (AmE) o (BrE) hire cars

    * * *
    = rental charge, rent, rental, hire, renting, tenancy, chartering.
    Ex. In estimating the cost of setting up an automated library information system a wide range of factors must be considered, including cost of purchase and need to renew hardware every 3 to 5 years, rental charges, maintenance costs, and staff salaries.
    Ex. Most worrying for all retailers is the continuing upward spiral in overheads and specifically in rents and rates.
    Ex. There is a connection charge and an annual rental plus a charge for each call at rates which vary according to the distance between centres.
    Ex. It is a service based on the sale rather than the hire of floppy discs.
    Ex. Entries contain all the information pertinent to a particular title, including a physical description of the material and information for purchasing or renting.
    Ex. An oppressive farmer tenancy system has developed under these reforms, but the Left movement is working for land nationalization.
    Ex. The author discusses identifies the information needs and problems of the maritime industry using its tanker chartering section as an example.
    ----
    * alojamiento de alquiler = rented accommodation, residential property.
    * alquiler de bicicletas = bicycle rental.
    * alquiler de coches = car rental, car hire.
    * alquiler de vehículos = car rental.
    * alquiler de vídeos = video rental.
    * alquiler de vivienda = housing rental.
    * biblioteca de alquiler = rental library.
    * compañía de compra por alquiler = hire-purchase company.
    * contrato de alquiler = rental agreement, lease.
    * derecho de alquiler = rental right.
    * devolución del alquiler = rent rebate.
    * en alquiler = rented.
    * madre de alquiler = surrogate mother.
    * madres de alquiler = surrogacy.
    * mercado inmobiliario de alquiler = rented housing market.
    * película de alquiler = rental movie.
    * poner en alquiler = rent out.
    * remolque de alquiler = U-Haul trailor.
    * subsidio de alquiler = housing benefit.
    * tienda de alquiler = rental outlet.
    * * *
    a) ( precio)
    b) ( acción de alquilar - una casa) renting, letting (BrE); (- un televisor) rental; (- un coche, disfraz) rental (AmE), hire (BrE)

    coches de alquilerrental (AmE) o (BrE) hire cars

    * * *
    = rental charge, rent, rental, hire, renting, tenancy, chartering.

    Ex: In estimating the cost of setting up an automated library information system a wide range of factors must be considered, including cost of purchase and need to renew hardware every 3 to 5 years, rental charges, maintenance costs, and staff salaries.

    Ex: Most worrying for all retailers is the continuing upward spiral in overheads and specifically in rents and rates.
    Ex: There is a connection charge and an annual rental plus a charge for each call at rates which vary according to the distance between centres.
    Ex: It is a service based on the sale rather than the hire of floppy discs.
    Ex: Entries contain all the information pertinent to a particular title, including a physical description of the material and information for purchasing or renting.
    Ex: An oppressive farmer tenancy system has developed under these reforms, but the Left movement is working for land nationalization.
    Ex: The author discusses identifies the information needs and problems of the maritime industry using its tanker chartering section as an example.
    * alojamiento de alquiler = rented accommodation, residential property.
    * alquiler de bicicletas = bicycle rental.
    * alquiler de coches = car rental, car hire.
    * alquiler de vehículos = car rental.
    * alquiler de vídeos = video rental.
    * alquiler de vivienda = housing rental.
    * biblioteca de alquiler = rental library.
    * compañía de compra por alquiler = hire-purchase company.
    * contrato de alquiler = rental agreement, lease.
    * derecho de alquiler = rental right.
    * devolución del alquiler = rent rebate.
    * en alquiler = rented.
    * madre de alquiler = surrogate mother.
    * madres de alquiler = surrogacy.
    * mercado inmobiliario de alquiler = rented housing market.
    * película de alquiler = rental movie.
    * poner en alquiler = rent out.
    * remolque de alquiler = U-Haul trailor.
    * subsidio de alquiler = housing benefit.
    * tienda de alquiler = rental outlet.

    * * *
    1
    (precio, cantidad): el alquiler del apartamento the rent on the apartment
    el alquiler del televisor the television rental
    2 (acción de alquilaruna casa) renting, letting ( BrE); (— un televisor) rental; (— un coche, disfraz) rental ( AmE), hire ( BrE)
    se dedica al alquiler de coches he's in the car-rental ( AmE) o ( BrE) car-hire business
    el tema del alquiler de úteros the subject of commercial surrogacy
    contrato de alquiler tenancy agreement
    ese piso lo tengo en alquiler I've rented that apartment out
    tiene varios pisos de alquiler she has several apartments that she rents out
    no había coches de alquiler there were no rental cars ( AmE) o ( BrE) hire cars
    * * *

     

    alquiler sustantivo masculino

    (— de televisor, bicicleta) rental

    (— un televisor) rental;
    (— un coche, disfraz) rental (AmE), hire (BrE);
    se dedica al alquiler de coches he's in the car-rental (AmE) o (BrE) car-hire business;

    contrato de alquiler tenancy agreement;
    coches de alquiler rental (AmE) o (BrE) hire cars
    alquiler sustantivo masculino
    1 (precio por: un objeto) hire, rental
    (: pisos, casas) rent
    2 (acción de alquilar: pisos, casas) renting, letting
    (: disfraces, electrodomésticos) hire, rental
    alquiler de coches, car hire
    ♦ Locuciones: de alquiler, (para alquilar: pisos, casas) to let o rented
    (: coche) for hire
    (: televisión) for rent
    (alquilado: casa, habitación): vive (en un piso) de alquiler, he lives in a rented flat
    lleva un esmoquin de alquiler, he's wearing a hired dinner jacket
    (acción de alquilar) vive del alquiler de unos pisos, he lives off the rent from some flats ➣ Ver nota en alquilar
    ' alquiler' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alquilar
    - contrato
    - renta
    - cobrar
    - comer
    - ir
    - pagar
    English:
    behind
    - car hire
    - deposit
    - hire
    - lodging
    - prorate
    - raise
    - rent
    - rent collector
    - rent-free
    - rental
    - surrogate mother
    - tenancy
    - tenancy agreement
    - arrears
    - bed
    - council
    - due
    - hack
    - housing
    - payable
    - surrogate
    * * *
    1. [acción] [de casa, oficina] renting;
    [de televisor] renting; [de coche, bicicleta] hiring;
    de alquiler [casa] rented;
    ¿está en venta o en alquiler? is it for sale or rent o Br to let?;
    coche de alquiler rental o Br hire car;
    tenemos pisos de alquiler we have Br flats o US apartments to rent o Br let;
    alquiler de bicicletas [en letrero] bicycles for hire;
    alquiler de coches [en letrero] car hire o rental;
    una madre de alquiler a surrogate mother
    alquiler con opción a compra rental with option to buy
    2. [precio] [de casa, oficina] rent;
    [de televisión] rental; [de coche] hire charge;
    * * *
    m
    1 acción: de coche etc rental; de casa renting;
    de alquiler rental atr, Br tb hire atr
    2 dinero rental, Br tb
    rent
    * * *
    arrendamiento: rent, rental
    * * *
    1. (dinero piso, etc) rent
    ¿cuánto pagas de alquiler? how much rent do you pay?
    me han subido el alquiler they've put my rent up / my rent's gone up
    2. (dinero coche, etc) hire charge

    Spanish-English dictionary > alquiler

  • 14 alrededor de + Cantidad

    = around + Cantidad
    Ex. This started in 1980, and has around forty members who receive some support to cover telephone charges.
    * * *
    = around + Cantidad

    Ex: This started in 1980, and has around forty members who receive some support to cover telephone charges.

    Spanish-English dictionary > alrededor de + Cantidad

  • 15 apaleamiento

    m.
    1 drubbing; beating.
    2 battering, beating.
    3 threshing, winnowing.
    * * *
    1 beating, hitting, thrashing
    * * *
    SM beating, thrashing
    * * *
    Ex. He pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of participating in the beating of a suspected informant.
    * * *

    Ex: He pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of participating in the beating of a suspected informant.

    * * *
    beating, thrashing
    * * *
    m beating

    Spanish-English dictionary > apaleamiento

  • 16 aperitivo

    adj.
    appetizing.
    m.
    1 aperitif (bebida).
    2 appetizer, canapé, antipasto, snack.
    3 aperitive drink, aperitif, pre-prandial drink.
    * * *
    1 appetizing
    1 (bebida) apéritif
    2 (comida) appetizer, snack
    ————————
    1 (bebida) apéritif
    2 (comida) appetizer, snack
    * * *
    SM (=comida) appetizer; (=bebida) aperitif
    * * *
    a) ( bebida) aperitif
    b) ( comida) snack, appetizer
    * * *
    = appetiser [appetizer, -USA], cocktail party, hors d'oeuvre, snack, entrée, refreshment.
    Ex. To begin with, both methods are appetizers since they stimulate a desire to read for oneself what one has heard told = Para empezar, ambos métodos sirven de aperitivo puesto que estimulan el deseo de leer por uno mismo lo que hemos oído contar.
    Ex. The committee thought up the idea about a decade ago, when fund-raising cocktail parties failed to raise sufficient money.
    Ex. Many receptions this year will serve sufficient snacks and hors d'oeuvres, so you may not have to plan to have a meal afterwards.
    Ex. Many receptions this year will serve sufficient snacks and hors d'oeuvres, so you may not have to plan to have a meal afterwards.
    Ex. These prices include breakfast (full buffet including a large selection of hot and cold entrees, salads, cheeses, pastries, etc.) and all service charges.
    Ex. This fee includes lunch and refreshments but not travel or accommodation.
    * * *
    a) ( bebida) aperitif
    b) ( comida) snack, appetizer
    * * *
    = appetiser [appetizer, -USA], cocktail party, hors d'oeuvre, snack, entrée, refreshment.

    Ex: To begin with, both methods are appetizers since they stimulate a desire to read for oneself what one has heard told = Para empezar, ambos métodos sirven de aperitivo puesto que estimulan el deseo de leer por uno mismo lo que hemos oído contar.

    Ex: The committee thought up the idea about a decade ago, when fund-raising cocktail parties failed to raise sufficient money.
    Ex: Many receptions this year will serve sufficient snacks and hors d'oeuvres, so you may not have to plan to have a meal afterwards.
    Ex: Many receptions this year will serve sufficient snacks and hors d'oeuvres, so you may not have to plan to have a meal afterwards.
    Ex: These prices include breakfast (full buffet including a large selection of hot and cold entrees, salads, cheeses, pastries, etc.) and all service charges.
    Ex: This fee includes lunch and refreshments but not travel or accommodation.

    * * *
    1 (bebida) aperitif
    nos invitaron a tomar el aperitivo they invited us for drinks before lunch ( o dinner etc)
    2 (comida) snack, appetizer
    * * *

    aperitivo sustantivo masculino

    nos invitaron a tomar el aperitivo they invited us for drinks before lunch (o dinner etc)


    aperitivo sustantivo masculino
    1 (bebida) apéritif
    2 (comida) appetizer
    ' aperitivo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bocado
    - entretanto
    - garbosa
    - garboso
    - tentempié
    - picada
    - pincho
    English:
    appetizer
    - aperitif
    * * *
    [bebida] aperitif; [comida] appetizer; [pincho con la cerveza] bar snack;
    salimos a tomar el aperitivo con ellos we went out to have a pre-lunch drink with them;
    Fig
    ¡y esto es sólo un aperitivo! and that's just for starters!
    * * *
    m
    1 comida appetizer
    2 bebida aperitif
    * * *
    1) : appetizer
    2) : aperitif

    Spanish-English dictionary > aperitivo

  • 17 apropiarse indebidamente

    (v.) = embezzle, misappropriate
    Ex. In 1892 Klas Linderfelt, the then ALA President, was jailed for 4 days on charges of embezzling more than $4,000 from library funds.
    Ex. His trial came up in July 1892 and by then the city accountant had found that over $9,000 had been misappropriated.
    * * *
    (v.) = embezzle, misappropriate

    Ex: In 1892 Klas Linderfelt, the then ALA President, was jailed for 4 days on charges of embezzling more than $4,000 from library funds.

    Ex: His trial came up in July 1892 and by then the city accountant had found that over $9,000 had been misappropriated.

    Spanish-English dictionary > apropiarse indebidamente

  • 18 arado

    adj.
    plowed.
    m.
    plow.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: arar.
    * * *
    1 plough (US plow)
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) plough, plow (EEUU)
    2) (=reja) ploughshare, plowshare (EEUU)
    3) And (=tierra) ploughland, plowed land (EEUU), tilled land; (=huerto) orchard
    * * *
    masculino plow* (AmE), plough (BrE)

    más bruto que un aradoas dumb as an ox (AmE colloq), as thick as two short planks (BrE colloq)

    * * *
    = plough [plow, -USA].
    Ex. When sixteen he broke one ankle so badly that he was lamed for life and could no longer follow the plough.
    ----
    * cambiar las espadas por arados = turn + swords into ploughshares.
    * * *
    masculino plow* (AmE), plough (BrE)

    más bruto que un aradoas dumb as an ox (AmE colloq), as thick as two short planks (BrE colloq)

    * * *
    = plough [plow, -USA].

    Ex: When sixteen he broke one ankle so badly that he was lamed for life and could no longer follow the plough.

    * cambiar las espadas por arados = turn + swords into ploughshares.

    * * *
    plow* ( AmE), plough ( BrE)
    ser más bruto que un arado to be as dumb as an ox ( AmE colloq), to be as thick as two short planks ( BrE colloq)
    Compuesto:
    twin furrow plow*
    * * *

    Del verbo arar: ( conjugate arar)

    arado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    arado    
    arar
    arado sustantivo masculino
    plow( conjugate plow) (AmE), plough (BrE)
    arar ( conjugate arar) verbo transitivo/intransitivo
    to plow (AmE), to plough (BrE)
    arado sustantivo masculino plough, US plow
    arar verbo transitivo to plough, US plow
    ' arado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cuchilla
    English:
    plough
    - plow
    * * *
    arado nm
    1. [apero] plough;
    Fam
    es más bruto o [m5] bestia que un arado [es impetuoso] he always charges ahead without thinking;
    [es torpe] he always makes a mess of everything he does
    2. Col [huerto] orchard
    * * *
    m plow, Br
    plough
    * * *
    arado nm
    : plow
    * * *
    arado n plough

    Spanish-English dictionary > arado

  • 19 arma (de fuego) prohibida

    Ex. He also was charged with sexual assault and possession of a prohibited firearm in the same case, but those charges were stayed.
    * * *

    Ex: He also was charged with sexual assault and possession of a prohibited firearm in the same case, but those charges were stayed.

    Spanish-English dictionary > arma (de fuego) prohibida

  • 20 arrestar

    v.
    1 to arrest.
    La policía arrestó a Ricardo The police arrested Richard.
    La policía arrestó el paro The police arrested the strike.
    2 to hold back, to cork, to rein back, to restrain.
    Ricardo arrestó su ira Richard held back his anger.
    * * *
    1 to arrest, detain
    2 (poner en prisión) to imprison, jail, put in prison
    * * *
    verb
    to arrest, detain
    * * *
    1.
    VT (=detener) to arrest, detain; (=encarcelar) to imprison, put in prison

    arrestar en el cuartel — (Mil) to confine to barracks

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to arrest
    * * *
    = detain, arrest, imprison, jail [gaol, -UK], make + an arrest, place under + arrest, take into + custody, bust.
    Ex. Juan Carlos is a blind lawyer, activist and volunteer librarian who has been imprisoned without trial since March, when he was detained for peacefully protesting the arrest of a journalist.
    Ex. Librarians have been known to devote time to entrap and arrest individuals who use the library toilets for sexual purposes = Hay casos de bibliotecarios que han dedicado tiempo a atrapar y detener a individuos que utilizan los servicios de la biblioteca con fines sexuales.
    Ex. Juan Carlos is a blind lawyer, activist and volunteer librarian who has been imprisoned without trial since March, when he was detained for peacefully protesting the arrest of a journalist.
    Ex. In 1892 Klas Linderfelt, the then ALA President, was jailed for 4 days on charges of embezzling more than $4,000 from library funds.
    Ex. They do do everything from issuing parking and speeding tickets to making arrests.
    Ex. The driver was placed under arrest by the state police for driving while under the influence of alcohol.
    Ex. A couple convicted of tax evasion was taken into custody after a five-month-long standoff with federal agents.
    Ex. On Saturday, a trooper stood on a street corner dressed in plain clothes and helped bust 30 people for not wearing their seat belts.
    ----
    * estar arrestado = be under arrest.
    * ser arrestado = be under arrest.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to arrest
    * * *
    = detain, arrest, imprison, jail [gaol, -UK], make + an arrest, place under + arrest, take into + custody, bust.

    Ex: Juan Carlos is a blind lawyer, activist and volunteer librarian who has been imprisoned without trial since March, when he was detained for peacefully protesting the arrest of a journalist.

    Ex: Librarians have been known to devote time to entrap and arrest individuals who use the library toilets for sexual purposes = Hay casos de bibliotecarios que han dedicado tiempo a atrapar y detener a individuos que utilizan los servicios de la biblioteca con fines sexuales.
    Ex: Juan Carlos is a blind lawyer, activist and volunteer librarian who has been imprisoned without trial since March, when he was detained for peacefully protesting the arrest of a journalist.
    Ex: In 1892 Klas Linderfelt, the then ALA President, was jailed for 4 days on charges of embezzling more than $4,000 from library funds.
    Ex: They do do everything from issuing parking and speeding tickets to making arrests.
    Ex: The driver was placed under arrest by the state police for driving while under the influence of alcohol.
    Ex: A couple convicted of tax evasion was taken into custody after a five-month-long standoff with federal agents.
    Ex: On Saturday, a trooper stood on a street corner dressed in plain clothes and helped bust 30 people for not wearing their seat belts.
    * estar arrestado = be under arrest.
    * ser arrestado = be under arrest.

    * * *
    arrestar [A1 ]
    vt
    to arrest
    queda arrestado you're under arrest
    los soldados que están arrestados the soldiers who are confined to barracks
    * * *

    arrestar ( conjugate arrestar) verbo transitivo
    to arrest
    arrestar verbo transitivo to arrest
    ' arrestar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    prender
    - detener
    English:
    apprehend
    - bust
    - arrest
    * * *
    to arrest
    * * *
    v/t arrest
    * * *
    detener: to arrest, to detain
    * * *
    arrestar vb (detener) to arrest

    Spanish-English dictionary > arrestar

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  • charges — ● charges nom féminin pluriel Obligations onéreuses, dépenses : Avoir de lourdes charges. ● charges (expressions) nom féminin pluriel Charges du mariage, obligations d entretien du ménage et d éducation des enfants qui incombent aux époux selon… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • charges — index bill (invoice), brokerage, overhead Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Charges — Charge (substance) Dans une formulation, une charge est une substance solide, non miscible et dispersée par un moyen mécanique dans une matrice. Elle est introduite dans un mélange pour en particulier diminuer le coût, améliorer certaines… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Charges —    Droit civil: dans les libéralités, obligations imposées par le disposant au gratifié qui accepte sous peine pour ce dernier de perdre la libéralité ; charges de mariage : dans un régime matrimonial, poste du passif, comprenant l entretien du… …   Lexique de Termes Juridiques

  • Charges to —   An ISO term. The identification of the party by whom financial services charges are to be paid.   ISO Funds Transfer Messages term. 3an.   ISO Standard Telex Formats term. 13a or 6*35x …   International financial encyclopaedia

  • charges — The expenses which have been incurred, or disbursements made, in connection with a contract, suit, or business transaction. See also charge costs fee fixed charges …   Black's law dictionary

  • charges — The expenses which have been incurred, or disbursements made, in connection with a contract, suit, or business transaction. See also charge costs fee fixed charges …   Black's law dictionary

  • charges — See on the road charges …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • charges — ➡ heraldry * * * …   Universalium

  • charges — These arise when a bond is issued with security over certain assets. If the borrower defaults on the bond, the charged assets can be sold and the proceeds used to repay the debt to the lender. A fixed charge is a mortgage over a specific asset,… …   Financial and business terms

  • charges — n. expense tʃɑːdÊ’ n. price; responsibility; cargo; explosive charge v. entrust; order, command; accuse (i.e. of committing a crime); fill with energy, supply with power; fill; attack; rush forward; pay with credit; request payment …   English contemporary dictionary

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