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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 2 a sangre fría

    figurado in cold blood
    * * *
    (adj.) = cold-blooded
    Ex. He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    * * *
    (adj.) = cold-blooded

    Ex: He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a sangre fría

  • 3 asesinato

    m.
    murder.
    un asesinato a sangre fría a cold-blooded murder
    * * *
    1 killing, murder
    2 (magnicidio) assassination
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) murder, homicide
    * * *
    SM (=acto) murder, homicide (EEUU); (Pol) assassination

    asesinato en primer grado — murder in the first degree, first-degree murder (EEUU)

    asesinato en segundo grado — murder in the second degree, second degree murder (EEUU)

    * * *
    masculino murder; ( por razones políticas) assassination
    * * *
    = murder, killing, assassination, slaying.
    Ex. Reading literature allows us to experience all kinds of human possibilities, from murder to childbirth, without suffering the consequences of undergoing the experiences in real life.
    Ex. This article reports on the coverage by the New York Times of the killing of a hostage victim during a highjack.
    Ex. Since the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in November 1995 a struggle has taken place over his commemoration.
    Ex. A mobster believed to be the head of an organized crime clan involved in the slaying of six people has been arrested this morning.
    ----
    * asesinato de una mujer = femicide.
    * asesinato en primer grado = first-degree murder.
    * asesinato político = political killing.
    * intento de asesinado = attempted murder.
    * intento de asesinato = attempt on + Posesivo + life.
    * tentativa de asesinato = assassination attempt.
    * víctima de homicidio, víctima de asesinato = murder(ed) victim.
    * * *
    masculino murder; ( por razones políticas) assassination
    * * *
    = murder, killing, assassination, slaying.

    Ex: Reading literature allows us to experience all kinds of human possibilities, from murder to childbirth, without suffering the consequences of undergoing the experiences in real life.

    Ex: This article reports on the coverage by the New York Times of the killing of a hostage victim during a highjack.
    Ex: Since the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in November 1995 a struggle has taken place over his commemoration.
    Ex: A mobster believed to be the head of an organized crime clan involved in the slaying of six people has been arrested this morning.
    * asesinato de una mujer = femicide.
    * asesinato en primer grado = first-degree murder.
    * asesinato político = political killing.
    * intento de asesinado = attempted murder.
    * intento de asesinato = attempt on + Posesivo + life.
    * tentativa de asesinato = assassination attempt.
    * víctima de homicidio, víctima de asesinato = murder(ed) victim.

    * * *
    murder; (por razones políticas) assassination
    Compuestos:
    asesinato de or por honor
    honor* killing
    serial killing
    * * *

    asesinato sustantivo masculino
    murder;
    ( por razones políticas) assassination
    asesinato sustantivo masculino murder
    (magnicidio) assassination
    ' asesinato' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    consumar
    - culpar
    - desenmascarar
    - gravitar
    - inducción
    - intento
    - muerte
    - sospechosa
    - sospechoso
    - crimen
    - denuncia
    - denunciar
    - presenciar
    English:
    assassination
    - carbon copy
    - charge
    - composed
    - convict
    - crime
    - culprit
    - detain
    - flashback
    - for
    - frame
    - get away with
    - grisly
    - guilty
    - incitement
    - key
    - killing
    - murder
    - outcry
    - plot
    - shooting
    - snuff movie
    - attempt
    - trial
    * * *
    [de persona] murder; [de rey, jefe de Estado] assassination
    * * *
    m murder; POL assassination
    * * *
    1) : murder
    2) : assassination
    * * *
    asesinato n murder

    Spanish-English dictionary > asesinato

  • 4 chanchullo

    m.
    1 fiddle, racket (informal).
    2 underhanded transaction, put-up job, shady deal, shady business.
    * * *
    1 familiar fiddle, wangle, racket
    \
    tener chanchullos familiar to be on the fiddle
    * * *
    masculino (fam) racket (colloq), fiddle (BrE colloq)
    * * *
    = scam, confidence scam, fiddle, bung.
    Ex. The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.
    Ex. He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    Ex. This paper reports a study based on an eight-week period of participant observation of a particular form of resistance, fiddles.
    Ex. Thee reader is being ripped off by bookselling chains demanding so-called ' bungs' for prime space.
    ----
    * hacer chanchullos = fiddle.
    * * *
    masculino (fam) racket (colloq), fiddle (BrE colloq)
    * * *
    = scam, confidence scam, fiddle, bung.

    Ex: The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.

    Ex: He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    Ex: This paper reports a study based on an eight-week period of participant observation of a particular form of resistance, fiddles.
    Ex: Thee reader is being ripped off by bookselling chains demanding so-called ' bungs' for prime space.
    * hacer chanchullos = fiddle.

    * * *
    ( fam)
    racket ( colloq), fiddle ( BrE colloq)
    está metido en no sé qué chanchullos he's involved in all kinds of fiddles o rackets ( colloq)
    * * *

    chanchullo sustantivo masculino (fam) racket (colloq), fiddle (BrE colloq)
    chanchullo sustantivo masculino familiar (negocio turbio) fiddle, swindle
    ' chanchullo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    destaparse
    English:
    fiddle
    - racket
    - hustle
    * * *
    Fam swindle, racket, esp Br fiddle;
    siempre anda metido en chanchullos he's always got some racket going, esp Br he's always on the fiddle;
    hicieron un chanchullo para evitar pagar they worked some scam o Br fiddle to avoid paying
    * * *
    m fam
    trick, scam fam ;
    hacer un chanchullo do a dodgy deal fam, do some shady business
    * * *
    chanchullo nm, fam : shady deal, scam

    Spanish-English dictionary > chanchullo

  • 5 crimen

    m.
    1 crime.
    cometer un crimen to commit a crime
    sería un crimen dejar al bebé solo (informal) it would be criminal o a crime to leave the baby on its own
    ¡ese corte de pelo es un crimen! (informal) that haircut is awful o criminal!
    crimen de guerra war crime
    crimen organizado organized crime
    crimen pasional crime of passion, crime passionnel
    2 transgression of the law, offense, evildoing, misdeed.
    3 delinquency, vitium, crime, wrongdoing.
    * * *
    1 (delito) crime
    2 (asesinato) murder
    \
    crimen pasional crime of passion
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=asesinato) murder; (=delito grave) crime

    crimen pasional — crime of passion, crime passionnel frm

    2) * (=barbaridad)
    * * *
    a) ( delito grave) serious crime; ( asesinato) murder
    b) (fam) (pena, lástima) crime (colloq)

    qué crimen!it's wicked o criminal

    * * *
    = crime, felony, criminality.
    Ex. Some headings are vague and without scope notes to define them: ROBBERS AND OUTLAWS; crime AND CRIMINALS; ROGUES AND VAGABONDS.
    Ex. Every state has its own statutes and codes that may make the theft or mutilation of library materials a misdemeanor or even a felony.
    Ex. Matters of civility rather than criminality are the focus of the discussion.
    ----
    * cometer un crimen = commit + murder.
    * crímen de guerra = war crime.
    * crimen organizado = organised crime.
    * escena del crimen = scene of the crime.
    * escenario del crimen = scene of the crime.
    * lugar del crimen = scene of the crime.
    * * *
    a) ( delito grave) serious crime; ( asesinato) murder
    b) (fam) (pena, lástima) crime (colloq)

    qué crimen!it's wicked o criminal

    * * *
    = crime, felony, criminality.

    Ex: Some headings are vague and without scope notes to define them: ROBBERS AND OUTLAWS; crime AND CRIMINALS; ROGUES AND VAGABONDS.

    Ex: Every state has its own statutes and codes that may make the theft or mutilation of library materials a misdemeanor or even a felony.
    Ex: Matters of civility rather than criminality are the focus of the discussion.
    * cometer un crimen = commit + murder.
    * crímen de guerra = war crime.
    * crimen organizado = organised crime.
    * escena del crimen = scene of the crime.
    * escenario del crimen = scene of the crime.
    * lugar del crimen = scene of the crime.

    * * *
    1 (delito grave) serious crime; (asesinato) murder
    2 ( fam) (pena, lástima) crime ( colloq)
    es un crimen tirar así la comida it's a crime to throw away food like that
    ¡qué crimen ponerle ese nombre a la criatura! it's wicked o criminal to give the child a name like that ( colloq)
    Compuestos:
    war crime
    violent crime
    la lucha contra el crimen organizado the fight against organized crime
    crime passionel, crime of passion
    * * *

    crimen sustantivo masculino ( delito grave) serious crime;
    ( asesinato) murder;

    crimen pasional crime of passion;
    es un crimen tirar esta comida it's a crime to throw away this food;
    ¡qué crimen! it's wicked o criminal
    crimen sustantivo masculino serious crime
    Esp murder

    ' crimen' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acordonar
    - alguna
    - alguno
    - autor
    - autora
    - confesar
    - consumarse
    - denunciar
    - desalmada
    - desalmado
    - desentrañar
    - escena
    - evidencia
    - exonerar
    - inducir
    - nefanda
    - nefando
    - pagar
    - siglo
    - testigo
    - brutal
    - cometer
    - compinche
    - escalofriante
    - esclarecer
    - espantoso
    - horroroso
    - involucrar
    - monstruoso
    - pasional
    - precintar
    - repugnante
    - resolver
    - suceso
    English:
    admission
    - admit
    - apprehend
    - associate
    - baffle
    - close
    - cold-blooded
    - commission
    - commit
    - copycat
    - cover
    - cover up
    - crime
    - disown
    - divorce
    - epidemic
    - eyewitness
    - foul
    - full-scale
    - grievous
    - haul
    - hideous
    - indiscriminate
    - innocent
    - involvement
    - mastermind
    - passion
    - plot
    - punishable
    - rampant
    - report
    - rope off
    - scene
    - sex crime
    - undiscovered
    - vicious
    - gang
    - hang
    - perpetrator
    - such
    * * *
    crimen nm
    1. [delito] crime [serious];
    el autor del crimen [de asesinato] the murderer;
    cometer un crimen to commit a crime
    crimen de Estado state crime;
    crimen de guerra war crime;
    crimen contra la humanidad crime against humanity;
    crimen organizado organized crime;
    crimen pasional crime of passion
    2. Fam [cosa horrible]
    es un crimen derrochar tanto dinero en una fiesta it's criminal to spend so much money on a party;
    ¡ese corte de pelo es un crimen! that haircut is awful o criminal!;
    sería un crimen dejar al bebé solo it would be criminal o a crime to leave the baby on its own
    * * *
    m crime;
    crimen sexual sex crime
    * * *
    crimen nm, pl crímenes : crime
    * * *
    1. (delito) crime
    2. (asesinato) murder

    Spanish-English dictionary > crimen

  • 6 cruel

    adj.
    cruel.
    * * *
    1 (persona) cruel (con/para, to)
    2 (clima) harsh, severe
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ cruel
    * * *
    adjetivo cruel

    la venganza será cruel — (hum) just you wait! (I'll get you!) (colloq)

    * * *
    = brutal, cruel, perverse, unkind, callous, cold-blooded, merciless, brutish, ferocious, heartless, cutthroat.
    Nota: Adjetivo.
    Ex. Few, if any of us, want to be involved in murder, but the brutal act of one person killing another, the motives for doing so, the personal and social consequences, all hold our attention, as newspaper editors well know and exploit = Pocos, si existe alguien, desea verse implicado en un asesinato, pero el acto brutal de una persona asesinando a otra, los motivos para hacerlo, las consecuencias personales y sociales, todo capta nuestra atención, como bien saben y explotan los directores de periódicos.
    Ex. With cruel suddenness she was being called upon to cover up for him.
    Ex. The demand for business information, in relation to its price, is rather perverse in that high price often generates a high demand.
    Ex. The enumeration at 940.5316: Children and other noncombatants; Pacifists; Enemy sympathizers seems a little unkind, if nothing else.
    Ex. Not all large publishing companies are conducted in a callous and philistine manner, motivated solely by profit.
    Ex. He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    Ex. The author discusses art critic Harry Quilter, usually remembered today as 'Arry,' the butt of merciless lampooning by J.M. Whistler.
    Ex. In his most famous work, the Leviathan, Hobbes famously argued that life in the state of nature is 'solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short'.
    Ex. One by one, he wiped the floor with opponents who had spoken in the debate -- with a ferocious blend of rant, rhetoric and rumbustious counterattack.
    Ex. However, I knew there was a problem when I actually cared more about the relationship between the secondary characters of Josh McCool, heartless flunky of Warren's, and Mia.
    Ex. As the saying goes, 'Be as innocent as a lamb, and as wily as a fox' -- shrewdness is a valuable attribute in this cutthroat world.
    ----
    * volverse cruel = become + vicious.
    * * *
    adjetivo cruel

    la venganza será cruel — (hum) just you wait! (I'll get you!) (colloq)

    * * *
    = brutal, cruel, perverse, unkind, callous, cold-blooded, merciless, brutish, ferocious, heartless, cutthroat.
    Nota: Adjetivo.

    Ex: Few, if any of us, want to be involved in murder, but the brutal act of one person killing another, the motives for doing so, the personal and social consequences, all hold our attention, as newspaper editors well know and exploit = Pocos, si existe alguien, desea verse implicado en un asesinato, pero el acto brutal de una persona asesinando a otra, los motivos para hacerlo, las consecuencias personales y sociales, todo capta nuestra atención, como bien saben y explotan los directores de periódicos.

    Ex: With cruel suddenness she was being called upon to cover up for him.
    Ex: The demand for business information, in relation to its price, is rather perverse in that high price often generates a high demand.
    Ex: The enumeration at 940.5316: Children and other noncombatants; Pacifists; Enemy sympathizers seems a little unkind, if nothing else.
    Ex: Not all large publishing companies are conducted in a callous and philistine manner, motivated solely by profit.
    Ex: He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    Ex: The author discusses art critic Harry Quilter, usually remembered today as 'Arry,' the butt of merciless lampooning by J.M. Whistler.
    Ex: In his most famous work, the Leviathan, Hobbes famously argued that life in the state of nature is 'solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short'.
    Ex: One by one, he wiped the floor with opponents who had spoken in the debate -- with a ferocious blend of rant, rhetoric and rumbustious counterattack.
    Ex: However, I knew there was a problem when I actually cared more about the relationship between the secondary characters of Josh McCool, heartless flunky of Warren's, and Mia.
    Ex: As the saying goes, 'Be as innocent as a lamb, and as wily as a fox' -- shrewdness is a valuable attribute in this cutthroat world.
    * volverse cruel = become + vicious.

    * * *
    cruel
    aquello fue una jugada cruel del destino that was a cruel twist of fate
    fueron muy crueles con él they were very cruel to him
    la venganza será cruel ( hum); just you wait! (I'll get you!) ( colloq)
    * * *

    cruel adjetivo
    cruel;

    cruel adjetivo cruel

    ' cruel' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bárbara
    - bárbaro
    - cebarse
    - desalmada
    - desalmado
    - draconiana
    - draconiano
    - mirada
    - salvaje
    - sañosa
    - sañoso
    - sañuda
    - sañudo
    - truculenta
    - truculento
    - verduga
    - verdugo
    - crueldad
    - inhumano
    - sanguinario
    English:
    brutal
    - callous
    - cheap
    - cruel
    - cutthroat
    - hard
    - heartless
    - inhuman
    - savage
    - unkind
    - vicious
    - blood
    - cold
    - fiend
    - inhumane
    - inhumanity
    - outrage
    * * *
    cruel adj
    1. [persona, acción] cruel;
    fuiste muy cruel con ella you were very cruel to her
    2. [dolor] excruciating, terrible
    3. [clima] harsh
    4. [duda] terrible
    * * *
    adj cruel
    * * *
    cruel adj
    : cruel
    cruelmente adv
    * * *
    cruel adj cruel

    Spanish-English dictionary > cruel

  • 7 de sangre fría

    (adj.) = cold-blooded
    Ex. He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    * * *
    (adj.) = cold-blooded

    Ex: He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de sangre fría

  • 8 desalmado

    adj.
    cruel, inhuman, heartless, conscienceless.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: desalmar.
    * * *
    1 (malvado) wicked
    2 (cruel) cruel, heartless
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (malvado) wicked person
    2 (cruel) cruel person, heartless person
    * * *
    ADJ cruel, heartless
    * * *
    - da masculino, femenino
    * * *
    = cold-blooded, soulless, heartless.
    Ex. He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    Ex. Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.
    Ex. However, I knew there was a problem when I actually cared more about the relationship between the secondary characters of Josh McCool, heartless flunky of Warren's, and Mia.
    * * *
    - da masculino, femenino
    * * *
    = cold-blooded, soulless, heartless.

    Ex: He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.

    Ex: Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.
    Ex: However, I knew there was a problem when I actually cared more about the relationship between the secondary characters of Josh McCool, heartless flunky of Warren's, and Mia.

    * * *
    desalmado1 -da
    heartless, callous
    desalmado2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    heartless o callous swine ( colloq)
    * * *

    desalmado,-a
    I adjetivo cruel, heartless
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino heartless person: solo un desalmado cometería un crimen así, only a cruel, heartless person could have committed such a crime
    ' desalmado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    desalmada
    English:
    fiend
    - fiendish
    * * *
    desalmado, -a
    adj
    heartless
    nm,f
    heartless person;
    es un desalmado he's completely heartless
    * * *
    I adj heartless
    II m, desalmada f
    :
    es un desalmado he is heartless
    * * *
    desalmado, -da adj
    : heartless, callous

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  • 9 desapasionado

    adj.
    dispassionate, cold-blooded, cold, passionless.
    * * *
    1→ link=desapasionar desapasionar
    1 dispassionate, objective, impartial
    * * *
    ADJ dispassionate, impartial
    * * *
    - da adjetivo < persona> impartial, dispassionate; <crítica/decisión> unbiased, dispassionate
    * * *
    = dispassionate, unemotional.
    Ex. Mystery and detective stories, love and romance fiction, adventure and western stories, recent novels widely publicized but of little literary distinction, popularizations of current affairs characterized by sensationalism and easy dogmatism rather than by dispassionate and qualified analysis -- these and similar books are widely circulated by the public library.
    Ex. Australian researchers have observed that four to eight year-old boys who have an unemotional temperament are less responsive to discipline.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo < persona> impartial, dispassionate; <crítica/decisión> unbiased, dispassionate
    * * *
    = dispassionate, unemotional.

    Ex: Mystery and detective stories, love and romance fiction, adventure and western stories, recent novels widely publicized but of little literary distinction, popularizations of current affairs characterized by sensationalism and easy dogmatism rather than by dispassionate and qualified analysis -- these and similar books are widely circulated by the public library.

    Ex: Australian researchers have observed that four to eight year-old boys who have an unemotional temperament are less responsive to discipline.

    * * *
    ‹persona› impartial, dispassionate; ‹crítica/decisión› unbiased, dispassionate
    * * *

    Del verbo desapasionar: ( conjugate desapasionar)

    desapasionado es:

    el participio

    desapasionado,-a adjetivo dispassionate
    ' desapasionado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    desapasionada
    English:
    clinical
    - level
    - dispassionate
    * * *
    desapasionado, -a adj
    [relato de acontecimientos, crítica] impartial; [estilo, tono] neutral, objective; [observador, crítico, actitud] impartial, unbiased
    * * *
    adj dispassionate
    * * *
    desapasionado, -da adj
    : dispassionate, impartial

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  • 10 despiadado

    adj.
    merciless, cruel, inhuman, cold-hearted.
    * * *
    1 ruthless, merciless
    * * *
    (f. - despiadada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ [persona] heartless; [ataque] merciless
    * * *
    - da adjetivo < persona> ruthless, heartless; <ataque/crítica> savage, merciless
    * * *
    = hard-hearted, relentless, savage, ruthless, remorseless, implacable, inexorable, cold-blooded, ferocius, unsparing, merciless, soulless, ferocious, heartless, cutthroat, unforgiving.
    Ex. For her refusal, Isabella has received a great deal of blame from subsequent critics, who call her a hard-hearted prude.
    Ex. They need to be relentless in their fight for adequate funding so that the library service and the profession are not jeopardised.
    Ex. The most vulnerable nations are Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, which have all experienced savage war and civil unrest in recent years.
    Ex. The ruling also coincided with a flood of mergers and acquisitions that transformed gentlemen publishers into ruthless entrepreneurs.
    Ex. The population explosion and the remorseless growth of knowledge are discussed.
    Ex. The implacable reduction in the dissemination of public documents constitutes a rebarbative policy that threatens the quality of reference services in libraries.
    Ex. The inexorable tide of automation seems to be threatening the existence of old-fashioned, handwritten copymarking.
    Ex. He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    Ex. Fuller's novel make for a form of intellectual clarity, even if that clarity, paradoxically, is expressed in a ferocious hell-bent manner.
    Ex. The book is so ferociously unsparing in detailing the systematic torment as well as wanton cruelty that the reconstruction of the past is often unbearable.
    Ex. The author discusses art critic Harry Quilter, usually remembered today as 'Arry,' the butt of merciless lampooning by J.M. Whistler.
    Ex. Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.
    Ex. One by one, he wiped the floor with opponents who had spoken in the debate -- with a ferocious blend of rant, rhetoric and rumbustious counterattack.
    Ex. However, I knew there was a problem when I actually cared more about the relationship between the secondary characters of Josh McCool, heartless flunky of Warren's, and Mia.
    Ex. As the saying goes, 'Be as innocent as a lamb, and as wily as a fox' -- shrewdness is a valuable attribute in this cutthroat world.
    Ex. Unlike other Swedish illustrators, he used the time consuming and unforgiving technique of wood engraving for his illustrations.
    ----
    * actuar de un modo despiadado = play + hardball.
    * ser despiadado = play + hardball.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo < persona> ruthless, heartless; <ataque/crítica> savage, merciless
    * * *
    = hard-hearted, relentless, savage, ruthless, remorseless, implacable, inexorable, cold-blooded, ferocius, unsparing, merciless, soulless, ferocious, heartless, cutthroat, unforgiving.

    Ex: For her refusal, Isabella has received a great deal of blame from subsequent critics, who call her a hard-hearted prude.

    Ex: They need to be relentless in their fight for adequate funding so that the library service and the profession are not jeopardised.
    Ex: The most vulnerable nations are Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, which have all experienced savage war and civil unrest in recent years.
    Ex: The ruling also coincided with a flood of mergers and acquisitions that transformed gentlemen publishers into ruthless entrepreneurs.
    Ex: The population explosion and the remorseless growth of knowledge are discussed.
    Ex: The implacable reduction in the dissemination of public documents constitutes a rebarbative policy that threatens the quality of reference services in libraries.
    Ex: The inexorable tide of automation seems to be threatening the existence of old-fashioned, handwritten copymarking.
    Ex: He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    Ex: Fuller's novel make for a form of intellectual clarity, even if that clarity, paradoxically, is expressed in a ferocious hell-bent manner.
    Ex: The book is so ferociously unsparing in detailing the systematic torment as well as wanton cruelty that the reconstruction of the past is often unbearable.
    Ex: The author discusses art critic Harry Quilter, usually remembered today as 'Arry,' the butt of merciless lampooning by J.M. Whistler.
    Ex: Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.
    Ex: One by one, he wiped the floor with opponents who had spoken in the debate -- with a ferocious blend of rant, rhetoric and rumbustious counterattack.
    Ex: However, I knew there was a problem when I actually cared more about the relationship between the secondary characters of Josh McCool, heartless flunky of Warren's, and Mia.
    Ex: As the saying goes, 'Be as innocent as a lamb, and as wily as a fox' -- shrewdness is a valuable attribute in this cutthroat world.
    Ex: Unlike other Swedish illustrators, he used the time consuming and unforgiving technique of wood engraving for his illustrations.
    * actuar de un modo despiadado = play + hardball.
    * ser despiadado = play + hardball.

    * * *
    ‹persona› ruthless, heartless; ‹ataque/crítica› savage, merciless
    * * *

    despiadado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹ persona ruthless, heartless;


    ataque/crítica savage, merciless
    despiadado,-a adjetivo merciless, ruthless
    ' despiadado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acerba
    - acerbo
    - bárbara
    - bárbaro
    - despiadada
    English:
    cold-blooded
    - cold-hearted
    - cutthroat
    - merciless
    - pitiless
    - remorseless
    - ruthless
    - unmerciful
    - vicious
    - cold
    * * *
    despiadado, -a adj
    [persona] merciless; [trato] inhuman, pitiless; [ataque] savage, merciless
    * * *
    adj ruthless
    * * *
    despiadado, -da adj
    cruel: cruel, merciless, pitiless
    * * *
    despiadado adj hard-hearted / heartless / ruthless

    Spanish-English dictionary > despiadado

  • 11 estafa

    f.
    1 swindle (timo, robo).
    2 fraud, cheat, bilk, theft.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: estafar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: estafar.
    * * *
    1 fraud, swindle
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=timo) swindle, trick
    2) (Com, Econ) racket, ramp *
    * * *
    a) (Der) fraud, criminal deception
    b) (fam) ( timo) rip-off (colloq), con (colloq)
    * * *
    = scam, swindle, rip-off, swindling, cheating, confidence scam, con trick, con, con job.
    Ex. The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.
    Ex. The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.
    Ex. The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.
    Ex. The swindling & deception the immigrants encountered often preyed on their Zionist ideology & indeed, some of the crooks were Jewish themselves.
    Ex. The author discerns 3 levels of cheating and deceit and examines why scientists stoop to bias and fraud, particularly in trials for new treatments.
    Ex. He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    Ex. The social contract has been the con trick by which the bosses have squeezed more and more out of the workers for themselves.
    Ex. He has long argued that populist conservatism is nothing more than a con.
    Ex. The global warming hoax had all the classic marks of a con job from the very beginning.
    ----
    * estafa comercial = business scam.
    * estafa de la venta en cadena = pyramid scam.
    * * *
    a) (Der) fraud, criminal deception
    b) (fam) ( timo) rip-off (colloq), con (colloq)
    * * *
    = scam, swindle, rip-off, swindling, cheating, confidence scam, con trick, con, con job.

    Ex: The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.

    Ex: The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.
    Ex: The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.
    Ex: The swindling & deception the immigrants encountered often preyed on their Zionist ideology & indeed, some of the crooks were Jewish themselves.
    Ex: The author discerns 3 levels of cheating and deceit and examines why scientists stoop to bias and fraud, particularly in trials for new treatments.
    Ex: He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    Ex: The social contract has been the con trick by which the bosses have squeezed more and more out of the workers for themselves.
    Ex: He has long argued that populist conservatism is nothing more than a con.
    Ex: The global warming hoax had all the classic marks of a con job from the very beginning.
    * estafa comercial = business scam.
    * estafa de la venta en cadena = pyramid scam.

    * * *
    1 ( Der) fraud, criminal deception
    lo han condenado por estafa y malversación de fondos he was found guilty of fraud and embezzlement
    se ha descubierto una estafa en la venta de los terrenos fraud o a swindle has been discovered involving the sale of the land
    2 ( fam) (timo) rip-off ( colloq), con ( colloq), swizz ( colloq)
    * * *

     

    Del verbo estafar: ( conjugate estafar)

    estafa es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    estafa    
    estafar
    estafa sustantivo femenino

    b) (fam) ( timo) rip-off (colloq), con (colloq)

    estafar ( conjugate estafar) verbo transitivo
    a) (Der) to swindle, defraud;

    estafale algo a algn to defraud sb of sth, swindle sb out of sth
    b) (fam) ( timar) to rip … off (colloq), to con (colloq)

    estafa sustantivo femenino swindle: lo encontraron culpable de estafa, he was found guilty of fraud
    estafar verbo transitivo to swindle, cheat, trick: estafaron a un pensionista y le dejaron sin sus ahorros, they swindled the pensioner out of his entire savings
    ' estafa' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cambiazo
    - camelo
    - engaño
    - timo
    - robo
    English:
    cheat
    - con
    - fraud
    - rip-off
    - scam
    - show up
    - swindle
    - confidence
    * * *
    estafa nf
    1. [timo, robo] swindle;
    [a empresa, organización] fraud;
    fue condenado por el delito de estafa he was convicted of fraud;
    hicieron una estafa a la empresa de varios millones they swindled several million out of the company, they defrauded the company of several million
    2. Fam [precio abusivo] rip-off
    * * *
    f swindle, cheat
    * * *
    estafa nf
    : swindle, fraud
    * * *
    estafa n swindle

    Spanish-English dictionary > estafa

  • 12 fraude

    m.
    1 fraud.
    fraude fiscal tax evasion
    2 deception, fraud, double-dealing, false pretences.
    * * *
    1 fraud
    \
    fraude fiscal tax evasion
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=engaño) fraud
    2) (=falta de honradez) dishonesty, fraudulence
    * * *
    masculino fraud
    * * *
    = fraud, scam, confidence scam, con trick, con, con job.
    Ex. At our library in Minnesota we have clearly identified material that deals with many types of business and consumer frauds, national liberation movements, bedtime, Kwanza, the Afro-American holiday.
    Ex. The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.
    Ex. He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    Ex. The social contract has been the con trick by which the bosses have squeezed more and more out of the workers for themselves.
    Ex. He has long argued that populist conservatism is nothing more than a con.
    Ex. The global warming hoax had all the classic marks of a con job from the very beginning.
    ----
    * autor de un fraude = fraudster, scammer.
    * combatir el fraude = combat + fraud.
    * cometer un fraude = commit + fraud.
    * fraude científico = scientific fraud.
    * fraude de phishing = phishing scam.
    * fraude fiscal = tax evasion.
    * fraude informático = computer fraud.
    * fraude telefónico = telephone fraud.
    * luchar contra el fraude = combat + fraud.
    * * *
    masculino fraud
    * * *
    = fraud, scam, confidence scam, con trick, con, con job.

    Ex: At our library in Minnesota we have clearly identified material that deals with many types of business and consumer frauds, national liberation movements, bedtime, Kwanza, the Afro-American holiday.

    Ex: The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.
    Ex: He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    Ex: The social contract has been the con trick by which the bosses have squeezed more and more out of the workers for themselves.
    Ex: He has long argued that populist conservatism is nothing more than a con.
    Ex: The global warming hoax had all the classic marks of a con job from the very beginning.
    * autor de un fraude = fraudster, scammer.
    * combatir el fraude = combat + fraud.
    * cometer un fraude = commit + fraud.
    * fraude científico = scientific fraud.
    * fraude de phishing = phishing scam.
    * fraude fiscal = tax evasion.
    * fraude informático = computer fraud.
    * fraude telefónico = telephone fraud.
    * luchar contra el fraude = combat + fraud.

    * * *
    fraud
    Compuestos:
    vote rigging, election fraud
    tax evasion
    * * *

     

    fraude sustantivo masculino
    fraud;

    fraude sustantivo masculino fraud: es preciso controlar el fraude a Hacienda, it is necessary to bring tax evasion under control

    ' fraude' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    empapelar
    - trampa
    - descubrir
    - participación
    - tapadera
    - tranza
    English:
    case
    - cheat
    - defraud
    - fraud
    - racket
    - tax evasion
    - trial
    - wholesale
    - tax
    * * *
    fraude nm
    fraud
    fraude electoral election o electoral fraud;
    fraude fiscal tax evasion;
    fraude informático computer fraud
    * * *
    m fraud
    * * *
    fraude nm
    : fraud
    * * *
    fraude n fraud

    Spanish-English dictionary > fraude

  • 13 frío2

    2 = cool [cooler -comp., coolest -sup.], chilly [chillier -comp., chilliest -sup.], cold [colder -comp., coldest -sup.], chilled, nippy [nippier -comp., nippiest -sup.], frosty.
    Ex. It is the cool and perfectly proper expression of a confident professionalism, still only faintly discernible.
    Ex. A chilly, rain-soaked day can make a class unpleasantly irritable by mid-afternoon.
    Ex. They worked in cold, draughty, badly-lit rooms and suffered from tyrannical supervisors.
    Ex. This report analyses the markets for ice cream, yoghurts and chilled desserts (e.g. cheesecake, tiramisu and crème caramel) in Italy.
    Ex. Nippy winter weather has forced farmers in Russia to make bras for their cows to protect their udders from extreme cold.
    Ex. Mary, on the other hand, is a nasty piece of work who is at her best is frosty and aloof and at her worst is hostile and cruel.
    ----
    * agua fría = cold water.
    * congelado de frío = frozen to the bone, frozen to the marrow (of the bones), chilled to the bone, chilled to the marrow (of the bones).
    * dejar frío a Alguien = knock + Nombre + cold.
    * dejar frío y vacío = leave + Nombre + cold and empty.
    * de sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * estar tieso de frío = be frozen stiff.
    * frente frío = cold front.
    * frío como el hielo = frosty.
    * jarro de agua fría = slap in the face.
    * lectura en frío = cold reading.
    * mano fría de, la = cold hand of, the.
    * maquina de componer en frío = cold-metal machine, cold-metal composing machine.
    * más frío que el mármol = as cold as ice.
    * más frío que la nieve = as cold as ice.
    * más frío que un témpano (de hielo) = as cold as ice.
    * morirse de frío = freeze to + death.
    * muerto de frío = frozen to the bone, frozen to the marrow (of the bones), chilled to the bone, chilled to the marrow (of the bones).
    * quedarse tieso de frío = be frozen stiff.
    * secado en frío = freeze drying.

    Spanish-English dictionary > frío2

  • 14 frío3

    3 = cool-headed, unemotional.
    Ex. But it is obvious that modern leftist philosophers are not simply cool-headed logicians systematically analyzing the foundations of knowledge.
    Ex. Australian researchers have observed that four to eight year-old boys who have an unemotional temperament are less responsive to discipline.
    ----
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * cabeza fría = cool head.
    * guerra fría, la = cold war, the.
    * mantener la cabeza fría = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * mirada fría = icy glare.
    * sangre fría = presence of mind.

    Spanish-English dictionary > frío3

  • 15 fullero

    adj.
    cheating.
    m.
    1 cardsharp, cardsharper.
    2 crook, swindler.
    * * *
    1 (tramposo) cheating
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (en los naipes) cheat, cardsharp, cardsharper
    * * *
    fullero, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=tramposo) cheating, deceitful
    2) (=chapucero) blundering, incompetent
    2. SM / F
    1) (=tramposo) [gen] sneak *, tattler (EEUU); [con cartas] cheat, cardsharp
    2) (=criminal) crook *
    3) (=chapucero) blunderer
    4) (=astuto) clever clogs *
    5) And (=fachendón) show-off *
    * * *
    Ex. He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    * * *

    Ex: He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.

    * * *
    fullero -ra
    adj/m,f
    fulero1 (↑ fulero (1)), fulero2 (↑ fulero (2))
    * * *

    fullero,-a m,f pey cheat, liar: ese fullero me ganó todo lo que llevaba encima, that cheat took me for all the money I had on me
    ' fullero' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    fullera
    - tahúr
    English:
    sharp
    * * *
    fullero, -a Fam
    adj
    1. [tramposo]
    es muy fullero he's a cheating so-and-so
    2. [mentiroso]
    es muy fullero he's a lying so-and-so
    nm,f
    1. [tramposo] cheating so-and-so
    2. [mentiroso] lying so-and-so
    * * *
    I adj deceitful
    II m, fullera f cheat

    Spanish-English dictionary > fullero

  • 16 impasible

    adj.
    1 impassive.
    2 impassible, cold, cold-blooded, deadpan.
    * * *
    1 impassive
    \
    quedarse impasible to remain impassive
    * * *
    * * *
    adjetivo impassive
    * * *
    = impassive, stolid, nonplussed [nonplused], unperturbed, nonchalant, nonplus, unflappable, straight-faced, insensible.
    Ex. There is a commonly-held stereotype which views librarians as being isolated, uninformed, unengaged, impassive, and either uninterested in, or ignorant of, the world around them.
    Ex. A political setback forced a wrenching transformation of the stolid but effective library into what ultimately became a brand new, proactive one.
    Ex. Considering all that has happened to them, the cousins were nonplussed.
    Ex. In one of the projects, a robot cohabitated with two chickens, who were unperturbed by its presence.
    Ex. Certainly the explanation was remarkably in accordance with the nonchalant character of the noble lord who gave it.
    Ex. I remember reading an interview where Boll was nonplus about it, but then days later the site got shut down.
    Ex. Steel's book exemplifies what might be termed the subgenre of 'Mutiny novel,' using such conventional characters as the plucky Englishwoman, the unflappable English gentleman-spy, and the crazed religious zealot.
    Ex. Satire and comedy can be better vehicles for social commentary than straight-faced, serious drama.
    Ex. Electrical stunning renders an animal instantly insensible by inducing a grand mal epileptic seizure.
    ----
    * mantenerse impasible = keep + a stiff upper lip.
    * * *
    adjetivo impassive
    * * *
    = impassive, stolid, nonplussed [nonplused], unperturbed, nonchalant, nonplus, unflappable, straight-faced, insensible.

    Ex: There is a commonly-held stereotype which views librarians as being isolated, uninformed, unengaged, impassive, and either uninterested in, or ignorant of, the world around them.

    Ex: A political setback forced a wrenching transformation of the stolid but effective library into what ultimately became a brand new, proactive one.
    Ex: Considering all that has happened to them, the cousins were nonplussed.
    Ex: In one of the projects, a robot cohabitated with two chickens, who were unperturbed by its presence.
    Ex: Certainly the explanation was remarkably in accordance with the nonchalant character of the noble lord who gave it.
    Ex: I remember reading an interview where Boll was nonplus about it, but then days later the site got shut down.
    Ex: Steel's book exemplifies what might be termed the subgenre of 'Mutiny novel,' using such conventional characters as the plucky Englishwoman, the unflappable English gentleman-spy, and the crazed religious zealot.
    Ex: Satire and comedy can be better vehicles for social commentary than straight-faced, serious drama.
    Ex: Electrical stunning renders an animal instantly insensible by inducing a grand mal epileptic seizure.
    * mantenerse impasible = keep + a stiff upper lip.

    * * *
    impassive
    esperó impasible el resultado she remained impassive as she waited for the result
    se quedó impasible ante el espectáculo he remained impassive o unmoved at the sight
    * * *

    impasible adjetivo
    impassive
    impasible adjetivo
    1 (imperturbable) impassive, unemotional
    2 (insensible) impassive, insensitive: no podemos permanecer impasibles ante el hambre de tantos, we can't turn a blind eye to so much starvation
    ' impasible' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    indiferente
    - insensible
    English:
    exhibit
    - impassive
    - lip
    - quiet
    - stolid
    - undismayed
    - unmoved
    - unperturbed
    * * *
    impassive;
    su rostro permaneció impasible his face showed o betrayed no emotion;
    escuchó impasible el veredicto she listened impassively as the verdict was read out
    * * *
    adj impassive
    * * *
    : impassive, unmoved

    Spanish-English dictionary > impasible

  • 17 insensible

    adj.
    1 insensitive (indiferente).
    2 numb (entumecido).
    3 imperceptible (imperceptible).
    4 unfeeling, hardhearted, cold-blooded, cold-hearted.
    * * *
    1 insensitive, unfeeling, thoughtless
    2 MEDICINA insensible
    3 (imperceptible) insensible, imperceptible
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [persona] (=indiferente) insensitive (a to)
    (=no afectado) unaffected (a by)
    2) [cambio] imperceptible
    3) (Med) (=inconsciente) insensible, unconscious; (=entumecido) numb
    * * *
    adjetivo insensitive

    es insensible a mis súplicashe is oblivious o insensible to my entreaties

    * * *
    = insensitive, hard-hearted, callous, unfeeling, thick-skinned, insensible, unemotional.
    Ex. In addition, Ms. Marshall has done a great deal of research in the area of subject control, particularly with respect to ethnically and otherwise insensitive topical and name headings.
    Ex. For her refusal, Isabella has received a great deal of blame from subsequent critics, who call her a hard-hearted prude.
    Ex. Not all large publishing companies are conducted in a callous and philistine manner, motivated solely by profit.
    Ex. The discourteous, unfeeling, & degrading reception encountered by job applicants is discussed.
    Ex. Business was represented by hard-nosed, thick-skinned managers with no inclination to adopt academia's language and critiques.
    Ex. Electrical stunning renders an animal instantly insensible by inducing a grand mal epileptic seizure.
    Ex. Australian researchers have observed that four to eight year-old boys who have an unemotional temperament are less responsive to discipline.
    ----
    * insensible a las diferencias de género = gender blind.
    * * *
    adjetivo insensitive

    es insensible a mis súplicashe is oblivious o insensible to my entreaties

    * * *
    = insensitive, hard-hearted, callous, unfeeling, thick-skinned, insensible, unemotional.

    Ex: In addition, Ms. Marshall has done a great deal of research in the area of subject control, particularly with respect to ethnically and otherwise insensitive topical and name headings.

    Ex: For her refusal, Isabella has received a great deal of blame from subsequent critics, who call her a hard-hearted prude.
    Ex: Not all large publishing companies are conducted in a callous and philistine manner, motivated solely by profit.
    Ex: The discourteous, unfeeling, & degrading reception encountered by job applicants is discussed.
    Ex: Business was represented by hard-nosed, thick-skinned managers with no inclination to adopt academia's language and critiques.
    Ex: Electrical stunning renders an animal instantly insensible by inducing a grand mal epileptic seizure.
    Ex: Australian researchers have observed that four to eight year-old boys who have an unemotional temperament are less responsive to discipline.
    * insensible a las diferencias de género = gender blind.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona› insensitive insensible A algo oblivious o insensible TO sth
    es insensible a mis súplicas he is oblivious o insensible to my entreaties
    2 ( Med) ‹miembro/nervio› insensitive
    insensible al frío insensitive to the cold, not feeling the cold
    * * *

    insensible adjetivo
    insensitive;

    insensible adjetivo
    1 (impasible, inconmovible) insensitive [a, to]
    2 (difícil de percibir) imperceptible
    3 Med (sin sensibilidad) numb: es insensible al calor, she doesn't feel the heat

    ' insensible' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dura
    - duro
    - impasible
    - sorda
    - sordo
    - endurecer
    English:
    callous
    - crass
    - hard
    - hard-boiled
    - hard-hearted
    - hardened
    - impervious
    - insensitive
    - numb
    - unfeeling
    - cold
    - insensible
    - skin
    - thick
    * * *
    1. [indiferente] insensitive (a to);
    es insensible a su sufrimiento she's indifferent to his suffering
    2. [físicamente] insensitive (a to);
    es insensible al calor he doesn't feel the heat
    3. [imperceptible] imperceptible
    * * *
    adj insensitive (a to)
    * * *
    : insensitive, unfeeling
    * * *
    1. (persona) insensitive
    2. (miembro) numb

    Spanish-English dictionary > insensible

  • 18 sangre

    f.
    blood.
    me he hecho sangre en el dedo I've cut my finger
    te está saliendo sangre you're bleeding
    ha corrido mucha sangre en este conflicto there has been a lot of bloodshed in this conflict
    un baño de sangre a bloodbath
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: sangrar.
    * * *
    1 blood
    \
    a sangre fría figurado in cold blood
    a sangre y fuego figurado by fire and sword
    chupar la sangre a alguien figurado to bleed somebody dry
    de sangre caliente / de sangre fría warm-blooded / cold-blooded
    donar sangre to give blood
    llevar algo en la sangre figurado to run in the family
    no lo puede remediar, lo lleva en la sangre he can't help it, it runs in the family
    su padre era músico, así que lo lleva en la sangre her father was a musician, so it's in her blood
    no llegó la sangre al río figurado the worst didn't happen
    no tener sangre en las venas figurado to be a cold fish, be unemotional
    sudar sangre figurado to sweat blood
    sangre fría figurado sang froid
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Bio) blood

    tiene sangre de tipo O negativo — he's blood type O negative, his blood type is O negative

    chupar la sangre a algn — (lit) to suck sb's blood; (fig) (=explotar) to bleed sb dry; Méx (=hacer pasar mal rato) to give sb a hard time, make sb's life a misery

    dar sangre — to give blood

    donar sangre — to donate blood

    echar sangre — to bleed

    estuvo echando sangre por la nariz[de forma natural] he had a nosebleed; [a consecuencia de un golpe] his nose was bleeding, he was bleeding from the nose

    hacer sangre a algn — to make sb bleed

    me pegó y me hizo sangrehe hit me and I started bleeding o to bleed, he hit me and made me bleed

    hacerse sangre, ¿te has hecho sangre? — are you bleeding?

    salirle sangre a algn, me está saliendo sangre de la herida — my cut is bleeding

    sangre caliente, a sangre caliente — in the heat of the moment

    de sangre caliente[animal] warm-blooded antes de s ; [persona] hot-blooded antes de s

    sangre fría — coolness, sang-froid frm

    de sangre fría[animal] cold-blooded antes de s ; [persona] cool-headed antes de s

    mantener la sangre fría — to keep calm, keep one's cool

    banco 3), baño 2), delito 1)
    2)

    arderle la sangre a algn —

    bullirle la sangre a algn —

    hervirle la sangre a algn —

    me hierve la sangre cuando nos tratan asíit really makes me mad o it makes my blood boil when they treat us like this

    - tener la sangre de horchata o
    - ser de sangre ligera
    - es de sangre pesada

    no llegar la sangre al río —

    3) (=linaje) blood
    - la sangre tira mucho
    puro
    * * *
    1) (Biol) blood

    te sale sangre de or por la nariz — your nose is bleeding

    animales de sangre fría/caliente — cold-blooded/warm-blooded animals

    chuparle la sangre a alguien — (fam) ( explotarlo) to bleed somebody white o dry; ( hacerle pasar malos ratos) (Méx) to cause somebody a lot of heartache

    dar or derramar sangre por algo/alguien — to give one's life for something/somebody

    hervirele a sangre a alguien: me hierve/hirvió la sangre it makes/made my blood boil; lavar algo con sangre to avenge something with blood; no llegar la sangre al río: se gritaron mucho, pero no llegó la sangre al río there was a lot of shouting, but it didn't go beyond that; no tener sangre en las venas to be a cold fish (colloq); sangre, sudor y lágrimas blood, sweat and tears; se me/le fue la sangre a los pies (Méx) my/his blood ran cold; se me/le heló la sangre (en las venas) my/his blood ran cold; se me/le sube la sangre a la cabeza it makes me/him see red; sudar sangre to sweat blood; tener (la) sangre en el ojo (CS fam) to bear a grudge; tener la sangre ligera or (Méx) ser de sangre ligera or (Chi) ser liviano de sangre to be easygoing; tener la sangre pesada or (Méx) ser de sangre pesada or (Chi) ser pesado de sangre to be a nasty character o a nasty piece of work (colloq); tener sangre de horchata or (Méx) atole: Juan tiene la sangre de horchata, no se emociona por nada — Juan is such a cold fish, he never shows any emotion; malo I, puro I

    2) ( linaje) blood

    la sangre tirablood is thicker than water

    llevar or (Méx) traer algo en la sangre — to have something in one's blood

    lo lleva en la sangreit's in his blood

    * * *
    = blood.
    Ex. The title of her famous article was 'Library benefit concerts: blood, sweat and cash'.
    ----
    * ampolla de sangre = blood blister.
    * análisis de sangre = blood test.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * azúcar en la sangre = blood-sugar.
    * banco de sangre = blood bank.
    * baño de sangre = bloodbath [blood bath].
    * chupar la sangre = suck + wealth.
    * coagulación de la sangre = blood clotting.
    * dar sangre = donate + Posesivo + blood.
    * derramamiento de sangre = bloodshed.
    * de sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * donación de sangre = blood donation.
    * donante de sangre = blood donor.
    * donar sangre = donate + Posesivo + blood.
    * envenenamiento de la sangre = blood poisoning.
    * hermana de sangre = blood sister.
    * hermano de sangre = blood brother.
    * índice de alcohol en sangre = blood alcohol level.
    * limpieza de la sangre = racial purity.
    * mancha de sangre = blood stain.
    * muestra de sange = blood sample.
    * naranja de sangre = blood orange.
    * nivel de azúcar en la sangre = level of blood sugar.
    * nivel de colesterol en la sangre = blood cholesterol level.
    * pérdida de sangre = bleed.
    * pura sangre = thoroughbred.
    * salir sangre = draw + blood.
    * sangre espesa = thick blood.
    * sangre fría = presence of mind.
    * sangre muy diluida = thin blood.
    * sangre nueva = new blood.
    * sangre poco espesa = thin blood.
    * sangre, sudor y lágrimas = blood, sweat and tears.
    * sangre y agallas = blood-and-guts.
    * sudar sangre = work + Posesivo + butt off, sweat + blood, slog + Posesivo + guts out.
    * tasa de alcohol en sangre = blood alcohol level.
    * transfusión de sangre = blood transfer, blood transfusion.
    * vejiga de sangre = blood blister.
    * vengador de la sangre = avenger of blood.
    * vesícula de sangre = blood blister.
    * * *
    1) (Biol) blood

    te sale sangre de or por la nariz — your nose is bleeding

    animales de sangre fría/caliente — cold-blooded/warm-blooded animals

    chuparle la sangre a alguien — (fam) ( explotarlo) to bleed somebody white o dry; ( hacerle pasar malos ratos) (Méx) to cause somebody a lot of heartache

    dar or derramar sangre por algo/alguien — to give one's life for something/somebody

    hervirele a sangre a alguien: me hierve/hirvió la sangre it makes/made my blood boil; lavar algo con sangre to avenge something with blood; no llegar la sangre al río: se gritaron mucho, pero no llegó la sangre al río there was a lot of shouting, but it didn't go beyond that; no tener sangre en las venas to be a cold fish (colloq); sangre, sudor y lágrimas blood, sweat and tears; se me/le fue la sangre a los pies (Méx) my/his blood ran cold; se me/le heló la sangre (en las venas) my/his blood ran cold; se me/le sube la sangre a la cabeza it makes me/him see red; sudar sangre to sweat blood; tener (la) sangre en el ojo (CS fam) to bear a grudge; tener la sangre ligera or (Méx) ser de sangre ligera or (Chi) ser liviano de sangre to be easygoing; tener la sangre pesada or (Méx) ser de sangre pesada or (Chi) ser pesado de sangre to be a nasty character o a nasty piece of work (colloq); tener sangre de horchata or (Méx) atole: Juan tiene la sangre de horchata, no se emociona por nada — Juan is such a cold fish, he never shows any emotion; malo I, puro I

    2) ( linaje) blood

    la sangre tirablood is thicker than water

    llevar or (Méx) traer algo en la sangre — to have something in one's blood

    lo lleva en la sangreit's in his blood

    * * *

    Ex: The title of her famous article was 'Library benefit concerts: blood, sweat and cash'.

    * ampolla de sangre = blood blister.
    * análisis de sangre = blood test.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * azúcar en la sangre = blood-sugar.
    * banco de sangre = blood bank.
    * baño de sangre = bloodbath [blood bath].
    * chupar la sangre = suck + wealth.
    * coagulación de la sangre = blood clotting.
    * dar sangre = donate + Posesivo + blood.
    * derramamiento de sangre = bloodshed.
    * de sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * donación de sangre = blood donation.
    * donante de sangre = blood donor.
    * donar sangre = donate + Posesivo + blood.
    * envenenamiento de la sangre = blood poisoning.
    * hermana de sangre = blood sister.
    * hermano de sangre = blood brother.
    * índice de alcohol en sangre = blood alcohol level.
    * limpieza de la sangre = racial purity.
    * mancha de sangre = blood stain.
    * muestra de sange = blood sample.
    * naranja de sangre = blood orange.
    * nivel de azúcar en la sangre = level of blood sugar.
    * nivel de colesterol en la sangre = blood cholesterol level.
    * pérdida de sangre = bleed.
    * pura sangre = thoroughbred.
    * salir sangre = draw + blood.
    * sangre espesa = thick blood.
    * sangre fría = presence of mind.
    * sangre muy diluida = thin blood.
    * sangre nueva = new blood.
    * sangre poco espesa = thin blood.
    * sangre, sudor y lágrimas = blood, sweat and tears.
    * sangre y agallas = blood-and-guts.
    * sudar sangre = work + Posesivo + butt off, sweat + blood, slog + Posesivo + guts out.
    * tasa de alcohol en sangre = blood alcohol level.
    * transfusión de sangre = blood transfer, blood transfusion.
    * vejiga de sangre = blood blister.
    * vengador de la sangre = avenger of blood.
    * vesícula de sangre = blood blister.

    * * *
    A ( Biol) blood
    donar or dar sangre to give blood
    una transfusión de sangre a blood transfusion
    me corté pero no me salió sangreor no me hice sangre I cut myself but it didn't bleed
    le pegó hasta hacerle sangre he hit her until she bled
    la sangre le salía a borbotones he was pouring with blood, (the) blood was pouring o gushing from him
    te sale sangre de or por la nariz your nose is bleeding
    la sangre de Cristo the blood of Christ
    no hubo derramamiento de sangre there was no bloodshed
    corrió mucha sangre there was a lot of bloodshed
    animales de sangre fría/caliente cold-blooded/warm-blooded animals
    andar con/tener (la) sangre en el ojo (CS fam); to bear a grudge
    a sangre y fuego with great violence
    chuparle la sangre a algn ( fam) (explotarlo) to bleed sb white o dry; (hacerle pasar malos ratos) ( Méx) to cause sb a lot of heartache
    irse en sangre ( fam); to lose a lot of blood
    lavar algo con sangre to avenge sth with blood
    me hierve/hirvió la sangre it makes/made my blood boil
    me/le bullía la sangre en las venas I/he was bursting with youthful vigor
    no llegar la sangre al río: se gritaron mucho, pero no llegó la sangre al río there was a lot of shouting, but it didn't go beyond that
    tener sangre en las venas to have get-up-and-go; to have initiative
    no tener sangre en las venas to be unemotional
    pedir sangre to call o ( liter) bay for blood
    sangre, sudor y lágrimas blood, sweat and tears
    le costó sangre, sudor y lágrimas, pero al final lo consiguió he sweated blood but he succeeded in the end o he succeeded in the end but only after much blood, sweat and tears
    se me/le fue la sangre a los pies ( Méx); my/his blood ran cold
    se me/le heló la sangre (en las venas) my/his blood ran cold
    se me/le sube la sangre a la cabeza it gets my/his blood up o it makes me/him see red
    sudar sangre to sweat blood
    tener la sangre ligera or ( Méx) ser de sangre ligera or ( Chi) ser liviano de sangre to be easygoing
    tener la sangre pesada or ( Méx) ser de sangre pesada or ( Chi) ser pesado de sangre to be a nasty character o a nasty piece of work ( colloq)
    tener (la) sangre de horchata or ( Méx) atole to be cool o coolheaded
    malo1 (↑ malo (1)), puro1 (↑ puro (1))
    Compuestos:
    calmness, sangfroid
    con una sangre fría asombrosa with amazing sangfroid
    a sangre fría: lo mataron a sangre fría they killed him in cold blood
    ha sido una venganza a sangre fría it was cold-blooded revenge
    new blood
    B (linaje) blood
    era de sangre noble he was of noble blood o birth
    tiene sangre de reyes she has royal blood
    es de sangre mestiza he is of mixed race
    no desprecies a los de tu misma sangre don't despise your own kind o your own
    no son de la misma sangre they are not from the same family
    la sangre tira blood is thicker than water
    tiene or lleva sangre torera en las venas bullfighting is in his blood
    llevar or ( Méx) traer algo en la sangre to have sth in one's blood
    lo lleva en la sangre it's in his blood
    Compuesto:
    blue blood
    gente de sangre azul the aristocracy
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    Del verbo sangrar: ( conjugate sangrar)

    sangré es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    sangre es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

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

    Multiple Entries:
    sangrar    
    sangre
    sangrar ( conjugate sangrar) verbo intransitivo [persona/herida/nariz] to bleed
    sangre sustantivo femenino
    1 (Biol) blood;

    no me salió sangre it didn't bleed;
    te sale sangre de or por la nariz your nose is bleeding;
    los ojos inyectados en sangre bloodshot eyes;
    animales de sangre fría/caliente cold-blooded/warm-blooded animals;
    sangre fría calmness and courage;
    a sangre fría ‹ matar in cold blood;
    See Also→ malo 2
    2 ( linaje) blood;
    era de sangre noble he was of noble blood o birth;

    es de sangre mestiza he is of mixed race;
    no son de la misma sangre they are not from the same family;
    sangre azul blue blood
    sangrar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 Med (sacar sangre) to bleed
    2 (un párrafo) to indent
    3 fam (aprovecharse, abusar) to bleed dry
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (salir sangre) to bleed
    2 (daño, perjuicio moral) todavía me sangra la humillación que sufrí hace un año, the humiliation still rankles me after a year
    sangre sustantivo femenino
    1 blood
    derramamiento de sangre, bloodshed
    2 (familia) blood: son de la misma sangre, they are related o from the same family
    ♦ Locuciones: chupar la sangre a alguien, figurado to bleed sb dry o white
    hervirle la sangre a alguien en las venas, to make sb's blood boil
    no llegar la sangre al río, not to go beyond that: han reñido, pero no llegó la sangre al río, they've fallen out, but it didn't go beyond that
    no tener sangre en las venas o tener la sangre de horchata, to be very unemotional
    tener mala sangre, to be malicious
    sangre azul, blue blood
    sangre fría, sangfroid, calmness
    a sangre fría, in cold blood
    a sangre y fuego, at all costs, mercilessly
    ' sangre' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    azul
    - banco
    - baño
    - bombear
    - borbotón
    - circular
    - coagularse
    - delito
    - derramamiento
    - donar
    - donante
    - espanto
    - grupo
    - imponer
    - invencible
    - limpiar
    - llegar
    - negativa
    - negativo
    - salir
    - sangrar
    - análisis
    - aprensión
    - azúcar
    - bañado
    - chorrear
    - chupar
    - correr
    - dar
    - depurar
    - derramar
    - escupir
    - hilo
    - inyectado
    - malo
    - manchado
    - mestizo
    - muestra
    - orinar
    - sacar
    - suero
    - transfusión
    - verter
    - vomitar
    English:
    blanch
    - bleed
    - bleeding
    - blood
    - blood bank
    - blood test
    - bloodbath
    - bloodshed
    - bloodshot
    - bloody
    - blue blood
    - circulate
    - circulation
    - clot
    - cold
    - cold-blooded
    - congeal
    - coolness
    - curdle
    - faint
    - flesh
    - give
    - gore
    - orgy
    - part
    - pedigree
    - pour
    - presence
    - pureblood
    - purebred
    - run
    - rush
    - sample
    - sangfroid
    - shed
    - sight
    - stem
    - streak
    - stream
    - suck
    - test
    - thoroughbred
    - trace
    - transfusion
    - warm-blooded
    - bank
    - bloodless
    - blue
    - cool
    - draw
    * * *
    sangre nf
    1. [fluido] blood;
    una camisa manchada de sangre a bloodstained shirt;
    te está saliendo sangre you're bleeding;
    la sangre de Cristo [en Misa] the blood of Christ;
    animales de sangre caliente/fría warm-blooded/cold-blooded animals;
    ha corrido mucha sangre en este conflicto there has been a lot of bloodshed in this conflict;
    dar o [m5] donar sangre to give blood;
    echar sangre [sangrar] to bleed;
    echaba sangre o [m5]le salía sangre por la boca/la nariz her mouth/nose was bleeding;
    hacer sangre (a alguien) to draw (sb's) blood;
    me he hecho sangre en el dedo I've cut my finger;
    a sangre y fuego: arrasaron el pueblo a sangre y fuego they brutally razed the village to the ground;
    Fam
    chupar la sangre a alguien to bleed sb dry;
    sangre, sudor y lágrimas: me costó sangre, sudor y lágrimas terminarlo I sweated blood to get it finished;
    dar la sangre por algo/alguien [morir] to give one's life for sth/sb;
    encender la sangre a alguien to make sb's blood boil;
    hacerse mala sangre (por algo) to get worked up (about sth);
    se me/le/ etc[m5] heló la sangre en las venas my/his/her/ etc blood ran cold;
    hervir la sangre: me hierve la sangre cuando veo estas cosas it makes my blood boil when I see things like that;
    no llegó la sangre al río it didn't get too nasty;
    llevar o Am [m5] tener o Am [m5] traer algo en la sangre to have sth in one's blood;
    RP
    con la sangre en el ojo full of rancour;
    Fam
    quemar la sangre a alguien to make sb's blood boil;
    Fam
    sudar sangre to sweat blood;
    tener la sangre caliente to be hot-blooded;
    tener sangre de horchata [ser tranquilo] to be as cool as a cucumber;
    [ser demasiado frío] to have a heart of stone; Fam
    tener mala sangre to be malicious;
    no tiene sangre en las venas he's got no life in him;
    la sangre tira (mucho) blood is thicker than water
    sangre azul blue blood;
    sangre fría sangfroid;
    a sangre fría in cold blood
    2. [linaje] blood;
    gentes de sangre noble/real people with noble/royal blood;
    ser de la misma sangre [familiares] to be from the same family
    * * *
    f blood;
    echaba sangre por la nariz his nose was bleeding;
    hacerse mala sangre get all worked up;
    la sangre se le subió a la cabeza the blood rushed to his head;
    lo lleva en la sangre it’s in his blood;
    no tener sangre en las venas fig be a cold fish;
    no llegará la sangre al río it won’t come to that, it won’t be that bad;
    sudar sangre sweat blood;
    a sangre y fuego ruthlessly
    * * *
    sangre nf
    1) : blood
    2)
    a sangre fría : in cold blood
    3)
    a sangre y fuego : by violent force
    4)
    pura sangre : thoroughbred
    * * *
    sangre n blood

    Spanish-English dictionary > sangre

  • 19 sangre fría

    f.
    1 cold blood, calmness, boldness, self-control.
    2 nerve, moxie, moxy.
    * * *
    figurado sang froid
    * * *
    * * *
    Ex. He was unconcious and drunk as a newt but still with enough presence of mind to protect his crown jewels.
    * * *
    * * *

    Ex: He was unconcious and drunk as a newt but still with enough presence of mind to protect his crown jewels.

    * * *
    fig
    calmness, coolness;
    a sangre fría in cold blood

    Spanish-English dictionary > sangre fría

  • 20 tramposo

    adj.
    tricky, cheating, crooked, deceitful.
    m.
    tricky person, cheat, swindler, dodger.
    * * *
    1 deceitful, tricky
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 trickster, cheat (en las cartas) cardsharp
    * * *
    (f. - tramposa)
    noun
    cheat, swindler
    * * *
    tramposo, -a
    1.
    ADJ crooked, tricky
    2. SM / F
    1) [en el juego] cheat; (=estafador) crook *, shyster (EEUU), swindler; (=tahúr) cardsharp
    2) (Econ) bad payer
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo
    II
    - sa masculino, femenino cheat
    * * *
    = shifty, cheater, cardsharp, dishonest.
    Ex. 'Client' has overtones of shifty lawyers and overpaid realtors.
    Ex. Intenrnet also enables enterprising would-be cheaters to cut and paste material for easy and relatively thought-free composition of essay assignments.
    Ex. He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    Ex. Mostly facsimiles are made without dishonest intent, although some have certainly been intended to deceive, and the ease with which they can be identified varies with the reproduction process used.
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo
    II
    - sa masculino, femenino cheat
    * * *
    = shifty, cheater, cardsharp, dishonest.

    Ex: 'Client' has overtones of shifty lawyers and overpaid realtors.

    Ex: Intenrnet also enables enterprising would-be cheaters to cut and paste material for easy and relatively thought-free composition of essay assignments.
    Ex: He was a cold-blooded killer, cardsharp, gambler and a consumptive who also ran several confidence scams.
    Ex: Mostly facsimiles are made without dishonest intent, although some have certainly been intended to deceive, and the ease with which they can be identified varies with the reproduction process used.

    * * *
    tramposo1 -sa
    es muy tramposa she's a real cheat
    tramposo2 -sa
    masculine, feminine
    cheat
    * * *

     

    tramposo
    ◊ -sa adjetivo: ser tramposo to be a cheat

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    cheat
    tramposo,-a
    I adjetivo deceitful
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino cheat

    ' tramposo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    tahúr
    - tramposa
    - cochino
    - deshonesto
    English:
    cheat
    - dodger
    * * *
    tramposo, -a
    adj
    cheating;
    no seas tan tramposo don't be such a cheat
    nm,f
    cheat
    * * *
    I adj crooked
    II m, tramposa f cheat, crook
    * * *
    tramposo, -sa adj
    : crooked, cheating
    tramposo, -sa n
    : cheat, swindler
    * * *
    tramposo adj n cheat

    Spanish-English dictionary > tramposo

См. также в других словарях:

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