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  • 1 cadena de supermercados

    (n.) = superstore chain, supermarket chain, discount store
    Ex. Meanwhile rival superstore chain Indigo has opened its first 3 stores and plans 17 by the end of 1999.
    Ex. This article reports how supermarket chains confront the problems of the retail trade on a daily basis.
    Ex. This paper examines the struggle between labor and management at four, newly-opened discount stores, culminating in a strike.
    * * *
    (n.) = superstore chain, supermarket chain, discount store

    Ex: Meanwhile rival superstore chain Indigo has opened its first 3 stores and plans 17 by the end of 1999.

    Ex: This article reports how supermarket chains confront the problems of the retail trade on a daily basis.
    Ex: This paper examines the struggle between labor and management at four, newly-opened discount stores, culminating in a strike.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cadena de supermercados

  • 2 cadena de tiendas

    Ex. This paper examines the struggle between labor and management at four, newly-opened discount stores, culminating in a strike.
    * * *

    Ex: This paper examines the struggle between labor and management at four, newly-opened discount stores, culminating in a strike.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cadena de tiendas

  • 3 ropa de diseño

    (n.) = designer clothes, designer clothes
    Ex. Little over an hour north of Boston, Kittery boasts upward of 100 discount stores offering everything from designer clothes to bicycles.
    Ex. Little over an hour north of Boston, Kittery boasts upward of 100 discount stores offering everything from designer clothes to bicycles.
    * * *
    (n.) = designer clothes, designer clothes

    Ex: Little over an hour north of Boston, Kittery boasts upward of 100 discount stores offering everything from designer clothes to bicycles.

    Ex: Little over an hour north of Boston, Kittery boasts upward of 100 discount stores offering everything from designer clothes to bicycles.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ropa de diseño

  • 4 supermercado

    m.
    supermarket.
    * * *
    1 supermarket
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino supermarket
    * * *
    = supermarket, chain superstore, superstore, discount store.
    Ex. The cheapest of these machines costs under $100 and they can be bought in stores, supermarkets and by mail-order.
    Ex. The article 'The coming of the killers' reports the impact of the chain superstore on independent booksellers in the USA.
    Ex. The article 'Big superstores: the new kid(s) on the block' examines the future of independent publishers and booksellers in the face of competition from chain superstores.
    Ex. This paper examines the struggle between labor and management at four, newly-opened discount stores, culminating in a strike.
    ----
    * cadena de supermercados = superstore chain, supermarket chain, discount store.
    * novelas o libros que se compran en el supermercado = self-help.
    * * *
    masculino supermarket
    * * *
    = supermarket, chain superstore, superstore, discount store.

    Ex: The cheapest of these machines costs under $100 and they can be bought in stores, supermarkets and by mail-order.

    Ex: The article 'The coming of the killers' reports the impact of the chain superstore on independent booksellers in the USA.
    Ex: The article 'Big superstores: the new kid(s) on the block' examines the future of independent publishers and booksellers in the face of competition from chain superstores.
    Ex: This paper examines the struggle between labor and management at four, newly-opened discount stores, culminating in a strike.
    * cadena de supermercados = superstore chain, supermarket chain, discount store.
    * novelas o libros que se compran en el supermercado = self-help.

    * * *
    supermarket
    * * *

    supermercado sustantivo masculino
    supermarket
    supermercado sustantivo masculino supermarket
    ' supermercado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    autoservicio
    - carro
    - primera
    - primero
    - caja
    - cajero
    - carrito
    - coincidir
    English:
    bomb
    - checkout
    - grocery
    - stack
    - supermarket
    - trolley
    * * *
    supermarket
    * * *
    m supermarket
    * * *
    : supermarket
    * * *
    supermercado n supermarket

    Spanish-English dictionary > supermercado

  • 5 stores

    estors

    Vocabulario Castellano-Catalán > stores

  • 6 cadena

    f.
    1 chain.
    reacción en cadena chain reaction
    tirar de la cadena to flush the toilet, to pull the chain (de lavabo)
    cadena alimentaria o alimenticia food chain
    cadena hotelera hotel chain
    cadena montañosa mountain range
    cadena perpetua life imprisonment
    cadena de tiendas chain of stores
    2 channel (television).
    ¿en qué cadena dan la película? what channel is the movie on?
    3 line.
    cadena de montaje assembly line
    cadena de producción production line
    4 series, chain.
    5 group, business group.
    6 concatenation, train, catena.
    * * *
    1 (gen) chain; (de perro) leash, lead
    4 (montañosa) range
    5 (musical) music centre (US center)
    6 TELEVISIÓN channel
    7 RADIO chain of stations
    8 figurado (serie) series, sequence
    1 AUTOMÓVIL tyre (US tire) chains
    \
    tirar de la cadena (del wáter) to flush the toilet
    trabajar en cadena to work on the production line
    cadena de fabricación production line
    cadena de montaje assembly line
    cadena montañosa mountain range
    cadena perpetua life imprisonment
    cadena trófica food chain
    reacción en cadena chain reaction
    trabajo en cadena assembly-line work
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) [de eslabones, joyería] chain

    se me salió la cadena de la bici — the chain came off my bike, my bike chain came off

    tirar de la cadena (del wáter) — to flush the toilet, pull the chain

    2) (Radio, TV) (=canal) channel
    3) (Audio)

    cadena musical — music centre, sound system

    4) (Com) [de hoteles, tiendas, restaurantes] chain
    5)
    6) (=sucesión) [de acontecimientos, átomos] chain; [de atentados] string, series

    en cadena: colisión en cadena — multiple collision, (multiple) pile-up

    cadena de caracteres — (Inform) character string

    7)

    cadena perpetua — (Jur) life imprisonment, life

    8) pl cadenas (Aut) tyre o (EEUU) tire chains
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( de eslabones) chain

    es necesario el uso de cadenas — (Auto) (snow) chains should be used

    b) ( del wáter) chain
    2)
    a) (de hechos, fenómenos) chain
    b) (Geog) tb

    cadena montañosa or de montañas — mountain range, chain of mountains

    c) (Inf) string
    3) (Com) chain
    4) (TV) channel
    5) (Audio) tb
    * * *
    = chain, string, chain.
    Ex. Pre-co-ordinate indexing is conventional indexing of the type commonly found in printed indexes, where a document is represented in the index by a heading or headings consisting of a chain of terms.
    Ex. Often, the computer is used to aid in the processing of such indexes, and sometimes computer processing is responsible for the creation of multiple entries from one string of index terms.
    Ex. The author describes various insignia (seals, maces, medals and chains) used by Zagreb University in the 19th and 20th cs.
    ----
    * atar con cadenas = chain.
    * cadena alimenticia = food chain.
    * cadena comercial = shop chain.
    * cadena de caracteres = character string.
    * cadena de comercios = retail chain.
    * cadena de conceptos = chain.
    * cadena de distribución = timing chain.
    * cadena de fabricación = production line.
    * cadena de hoteles = hotel chain, hotel chain, hotel chain.
    * cadena de impresión = print chain.
    * cadena de indización = index string, indexing string.
    * cadena de la comercialización = value chain.
    * cadena de la información = information chain, the, information provision chain, the.
    * cadena del enfriamiento, la = cold chain, the.
    * cadena de(l) frío, la = cold chain, the.
    * cadena de librerías = bookselling chain.
    * cadena de llavero = key chain.
    * cadena del libro, la = book chain, the.
    * cadena de mando = chain of command, line of command, scalar chain of authority, scalar chain of command, scalar chain.
    * cadena de montaje = assembly line.
    * cadena de montañas = mountain range.
    * cadena de música = sound system, hi-fi system.
    * cadena de órdenes = command chain.
    * cadena de procesamiento = processing stream.
    * cadena de producción = production chain, production line.
    * cadena de producción y distribución, la = supply chain, the.
    * cadena de reloj = fob.
    * cadena de restaurantes = restaurant chain.
    * cadena de supermercados = superstore chain, supermarket chain, discount store.
    * cadena de texto = text string.
    * cadena de tiendas = discount store.
    * cadena de tracción = chaindrive.
    * cadena de valores = value chain.
    * cadena documental, la = information chain, the.
    * cadena jerárquica = hierarchy.
    * cadena musical = sound system, hi-fi system.
    * cadena perpetua = life imprisonment.
    * choque en cadena = pile-up.
    * colisión en cadena = pile-up.
    * condena a cadena perpetua = life term, life sentence.
    * de acuerdo con la búsqueda de cadenas de caracteres = on a string search basis.
    * estafa de la venta en cadena = pyramid scam.
    * fabricado en cadena = manufactured.
    * grilletes y cadenas = balls and chains.
    * indización en cadena = chain indexing.
    * indizar en cadena = chain index.
    * método de indización en cadena = chain procedure.
    * penado con la cadena perpetua = punishable by life, punishable by life imprisonment.
    * preso condenado a cadena perpetua = lifer.
    * reacción en cadena = chain reaction, knock-on effect.
    * reacción nuclear en cadena = nuclear chain reaction.
    * romper las cadenas de la esclavitud = cast off + Posesivo + chains.
    * tienda de una cadena = chain store.
    * tirar de la cadena = flush + the toilet.
    * una cadena de = a necklace of.
    * una cadena de + Montañas = a range of + Montañas.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( de eslabones) chain

    es necesario el uso de cadenas — (Auto) (snow) chains should be used

    b) ( del wáter) chain
    2)
    a) (de hechos, fenómenos) chain
    b) (Geog) tb

    cadena montañosa or de montañas — mountain range, chain of mountains

    c) (Inf) string
    3) (Com) chain
    4) (TV) channel
    5) (Audio) tb
    * * *
    = chain, string, chain.

    Ex: Pre-co-ordinate indexing is conventional indexing of the type commonly found in printed indexes, where a document is represented in the index by a heading or headings consisting of a chain of terms.

    Ex: Often, the computer is used to aid in the processing of such indexes, and sometimes computer processing is responsible for the creation of multiple entries from one string of index terms.
    Ex: The author describes various insignia (seals, maces, medals and chains) used by Zagreb University in the 19th and 20th cs.
    * atar con cadenas = chain.
    * cadena alimenticia = food chain.
    * cadena comercial = shop chain.
    * cadena de caracteres = character string.
    * cadena de comercios = retail chain.
    * cadena de conceptos = chain.
    * cadena de distribución = timing chain.
    * cadena de fabricación = production line.
    * cadena de hoteles = hotel chain, hotel chain, hotel chain.
    * cadena de impresión = print chain.
    * cadena de indización = index string, indexing string.
    * cadena de la comercialización = value chain.
    * cadena de la información = information chain, the, information provision chain, the.
    * cadena del enfriamiento, la = cold chain, the.
    * cadena de(l) frío, la = cold chain, the.
    * cadena de librerías = bookselling chain.
    * cadena de llavero = key chain.
    * cadena del libro, la = book chain, the.
    * cadena de mando = chain of command, line of command, scalar chain of authority, scalar chain of command, scalar chain.
    * cadena de montaje = assembly line.
    * cadena de montañas = mountain range.
    * cadena de música = sound system, hi-fi system.
    * cadena de órdenes = command chain.
    * cadena de procesamiento = processing stream.
    * cadena de producción = production chain, production line.
    * cadena de producción y distribución, la = supply chain, the.
    * cadena de reloj = fob.
    * cadena de restaurantes = restaurant chain.
    * cadena de supermercados = superstore chain, supermarket chain, discount store.
    * cadena de texto = text string.
    * cadena de tiendas = discount store.
    * cadena de tracción = chaindrive.
    * cadena de valores = value chain.
    * cadena documental, la = information chain, the.
    * cadena jerárquica = hierarchy.
    * cadena musical = sound system, hi-fi system.
    * cadena perpetua = life imprisonment.
    * choque en cadena = pile-up.
    * colisión en cadena = pile-up.
    * condena a cadena perpetua = life term, life sentence.
    * de acuerdo con la búsqueda de cadenas de caracteres = on a string search basis.
    * estafa de la venta en cadena = pyramid scam.
    * fabricado en cadena = manufactured.
    * grilletes y cadenas = balls and chains.
    * indización en cadena = chain indexing.
    * indizar en cadena = chain index.
    * método de indización en cadena = chain procedure.
    * penado con la cadena perpetua = punishable by life, punishable by life imprisonment.
    * preso condenado a cadena perpetua = lifer.
    * reacción en cadena = chain reaction, knock-on effect.
    * reacción nuclear en cadena = nuclear chain reaction.
    * romper las cadenas de la esclavitud = cast off + Posesivo + chains.
    * tienda de una cadena = chain store.
    * tirar de la cadena = flush + the toilet.
    * una cadena de = a necklace of.
    * una cadena de + Montañas = a range of + Montañas.

    * * *
    cadena Cadena SER (↑ cadena a1)
    A
    una cadena de oro a gold chain
    me olvidé de echar or poner la cadena I forgot to put the chain on (the door)
    los prisioneros iban atados con cadenas the prisoners were chained up
    cuando el pueblo rompa las cadenas when the people throw off their chains
    es necesario el uso de cadenas ( Auto) (snow) chains should be used
    una cadena humana a human chain
    2 (del wáter) chain
    tirar de or ( Col) soltar la cadena to pull the chain, flush the toilet
    3 (de cartas) chain
    Compuestos:
    bicycle lock
    ( Auto) chain drive, timing chain
    safety chain
    drive chain
    life imprisonment
    fue condenado a cadena perpetua he was sentenced to life imprisonment, he was given a life sentence
    endless chain
    B
    1 (de hechos, fenómenos) chain
    una larga cadena de atentados a long series of attacks
    una colisión en cadena a (multiple) pile-up
    trabajo en cadena assembly-line work
    producción en cadena mass production
    transmisión en cadena ( Rad, TV) simultaneous transmission o broadcast
    2 ( Geog) tb
    cadena montañosa or de montañas mountain range, chain of mountains
    3 ( Inf) string
    4 (figura de baile) grand chain
    Compuestos:
    cadena alimentaria or alimenticia
    food chain
    cadena de fabricación or producción
    production line
    chain of command
    cadena de montaje or ( Méx) de ensamblaje
    assembly line
    chain of speech
    food chain
    C ( Com) chain
    una cadena de supermercados a chain of supermarkets
    cadena hotelera hotel chain
    Compuestos:
    distribution chain
    supply chain
    D (TV) channel
    E ( Audio)
    tb cadena de sonido stack system
    F (carta) chain letter
    * * *

     

    cadena sustantivo femenino
    1

    ( para la nieve) (snow) chain;

    cadena perpetua life imprisonment


    2
    a) (de hechos, fenómenos) chain;


    cadena de fabricación or producción production line;
    cadena de montañas mountain range o chain;
    en cadena ‹ transmisión simultaneous;
    una choque en cadena a pileup
    b) (de hoteles, supermercados) chain;


    3 (TV) channel
    cadena sustantivo femenino
    1 chain
    2 (de una mascota, etc) lead, leash
    3 TV channel
    4 (de trabajo) line
    5 Com (red de establecimientos) chain
    6 cadena de montaje, assembly line
    cadena de música, hi-fi system
    Geography cadena montañosa, mountain range
    Jur cadena perpetua, life imprisonment
    7 cadenas pl, Auto tyre o US tire chains
    ♦ Locuciones: accidente en cadena, pile-up
    reacción en cadena, chain reaction
    ' cadena' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    amuleto
    - choque
    - conmutar
    - eslabón
    - perpetua
    - perpetuo
    - reacción
    - sierra
    - tener
    - colisión
    - enganchar
    - enrollar
    - fabricar
    - montañoso
    - producción
    - tirar
    - tirón
    English:
    assembly line
    - chain
    - chain letter
    - chain store
    - channel
    - dangle
    - flush
    - food chain
    - gold
    - imprisonment
    - life sentence
    - mountain range
    - of
    - production line
    - range
    - rattle
    - ridge
    - wireless station
    - assembly
    - hook
    - life
    - network
    - production
    - sentence
    * * *
    nf
    1. [de eslabones, piezas] chain;
    una cadena de oro/de plata a gold/silver chain;
    Aut
    cadenas [para el hielo] (tyre) chains, snow chains;
    Fig
    rompió sus cadenas he broke out of his chains
    cadena alimentaria food chain;
    cadena alimenticia food chain;
    cadena antirrobo anti-theft chain;
    cadena humana human chain;
    Fisiol cadena respiratoria respiratory chain; Biol cadena trófica food chain
    2. [de lavabo] chain;
    tirar de la cadena to pull the chain, to flush the toilet
    3. [de establecimientos] chain
    cadena hotelera hotel chain;
    cadena de supermercados supermarket chain;
    cadena de tiendas chain of stores
    4. [de emisoras] network
    cadena radiofónica radio station;
    cadena de televisión television channel;
    cadena televisiva television channel
    5. [canal televisivo] channel;
    ¿en qué cadena dan la película? what channel is the movie on?
    6. [de montañas] range
    cadena de montañas mountain range;
    cadena montañosa mountain range
    7. [de proceso industrial] line
    Méx cadena de ensamblaje assembly line;
    cadena de montaje assembly line;
    cadena de producción production line
    8. Informát string
    cadena de bits bit chain;
    cadena de caracteres character string;
    cadena SCSI SCSI chain
    9. Quím chain
    10. [de presidiarios] chain gang
    11. [musical]
    cadena (de música o [m5] musical) sound system
    12. Ling string
    13. cadena perpetua life imprisonment;
    condenar a alguien a cadena perpetua to sentence sb to life imprisonment
    en cadena loc adj
    reacción en cadena chain reaction;
    trabajo en cadena assembly-line working
    * * *
    f
    1 chain;
    cadena humana human chain;
    cadena de tiendas chain of stores;
    cadena hotelera hotel chain
    2 de perro leash, Br tb
    lead
    3 TV channel
    4
    :
    cadenas pl AUTO snow chains
    * * *
    cadena nf
    1) : chain
    2) : network, channel
    3)
    cadena de montaje : assembly line
    4)
    cadena perpetua : life sentence
    * * *
    1. (en general) chain
    2. (de televisión) channel
    3. (de radio) station

    Spanish-English dictionary > cadena

  • 7 comprar

    v.
    1 to buy, to purchase.
    se lo compré a un vendedor ambulante I bought it from a street vendor o seller
    se lo compraron a Ignacio como regalo de despedida they bought it for Ignacio as a leaving present
    Ella compra para vender luego She shops to sell afterwards.
    2 to buy (off), to bribe.
    ¡el árbitro está comprado! they've bribed the referee!
    El equipo compró al árbitro The team bribed the referee.
    * * *
    1 to buy
    2 figurado (sobornar) to bribe, buy off
    \
    comprar al contado to pay cash
    * * *
    verb
    to buy, purchase
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=adquirir) [+ casa, comida, regalo] to buy, purchase frm

    ¿te has comprado por fin la bici? — did you buy the bike in the end?

    comprar algo a algn[para algn] to buy sth for sb, buy sb sth; [de algn] to buy sth from sb

    le compré un vestido a mi hija — I bought a dress for my daughter, I bought my daughter a dress

    si decides vender el coche, yo te lo compro — if you decide to sell the car, I'll buy it from o off you

    comprar algo al contado — to pay cash (for sth), pay sth in cash

    comprar algo al detalleto buy sth retail

    comprar algo al por mayorto buy sth wholesale

    comprar algo al por menorto buy sth retail

    comprar deudasto factor

    2) (=sobornar) to bribe, buy off *
    2.
    VI (=hacer la compra) to buy, shop

    nunca compro en grandes almacenesI never buy o shop in department stores

    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1) <casa/regalo/comida> to buy, purchase (frml)

    comprarle algo a alguien — ( a quien lo vende) to buy something from somebody; ( a quien lo recibe) to buy something for somebody

    comprar algo al por mayor/al por menor or al detalle — to buy o purchase something wholesale/retail

    2) (fam) ( sobornar) to buy (colloq)

    un árbitro compradoa crooked o (esp BrE) bent referee

    * * *
    = buy, purchase, take over, shop, bribe, grease + Posesivo + palm, oil + Posesivo + palm, call + Nombre + Posesivo + own.
    Ex. Discount charges are available by contracting to buy a predetermined number of connect hours per year.
    Ex. This mode of publication permits special libraries to purchase relevant parts and facilitates revision at a later date.
    Ex. Pergamon-INFOLINE came into being in its present form in 1980 when it was taken over by Pergamon.
    Ex. Before shopping for a new computer, you should make a plan detailing what you can afford, what you expect to do with the computer, and how much the computer is worth to you.
    Ex. Local officials can easily be bribed by foreign pharmaceutical laboratories.
    Ex. The local bishop was under his thumb, our priest greased his palm well.
    Ex. The judge has to be bribed and if you can't afford to ' oil his palm' your case will never reach court.
    Ex. This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.
    ----
    * comprar a ciegas = buy + a pig in a poke.
    * comprar Algo = make + a purchase.
    * comprar Algo hecho en serie = buy + off-the-shelf.
    * comprar Algo ya hecho de antemano = buy + off-the-shelf.
    * comprar al por mayor = buy + in bulk.
    * comprar comparando productos = shop around, shopping around.
    * comprar directamente = buy + direct(ly).
    * comprar en cantidad = stock up.
    * comprar hasta caer muerto = shop 'til you drop.
    * comprar regularmente en una tienda = patronise + shop.
    * comprarse = change + hands.
    * comprar tiempo = buy + time.
    * comprar un producto comercial = buy + off-the-shelf.
    * darse el gusto de comprar = splurge on.
    * novelas o libros que se compran en el supermercado = self-help.
    * que se compra = priced.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1) <casa/regalo/comida> to buy, purchase (frml)

    comprarle algo a alguien — ( a quien lo vende) to buy something from somebody; ( a quien lo recibe) to buy something for somebody

    comprar algo al por mayor/al por menor or al detalle — to buy o purchase something wholesale/retail

    2) (fam) ( sobornar) to buy (colloq)

    un árbitro compradoa crooked o (esp BrE) bent referee

    * * *
    = buy, purchase, take over, shop, bribe, grease + Posesivo + palm, oil + Posesivo + palm, call + Nombre + Posesivo + own.

    Ex: Discount charges are available by contracting to buy a predetermined number of connect hours per year.

    Ex: This mode of publication permits special libraries to purchase relevant parts and facilitates revision at a later date.
    Ex: Pergamon-INFOLINE came into being in its present form in 1980 when it was taken over by Pergamon.
    Ex: Before shopping for a new computer, you should make a plan detailing what you can afford, what you expect to do with the computer, and how much the computer is worth to you.
    Ex: Local officials can easily be bribed by foreign pharmaceutical laboratories.
    Ex: The local bishop was under his thumb, our priest greased his palm well.
    Ex: The judge has to be bribed and if you can't afford to ' oil his palm' your case will never reach court.
    Ex: This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.
    * comprar a ciegas = buy + a pig in a poke.
    * comprar Algo = make + a purchase.
    * comprar Algo hecho en serie = buy + off-the-shelf.
    * comprar Algo ya hecho de antemano = buy + off-the-shelf.
    * comprar al por mayor = buy + in bulk.
    * comprar comparando productos = shop around, shopping around.
    * comprar directamente = buy + direct(ly).
    * comprar en cantidad = stock up.
    * comprar hasta caer muerto = shop 'til you drop.
    * comprar regularmente en una tienda = patronise + shop.
    * comprarse = change + hands.
    * comprar tiempo = buy + time.
    * comprar un producto comercial = buy + off-the-shelf.
    * darse el gusto de comprar = splurge on.
    * novelas o libros que se compran en el supermercado = self-help.
    * que se compra = priced.

    * * *
    comprar [A1 ]
    vt
    A ‹casa/regalo/comida› to buy, purchase ( frml) comprarle algo A algn (a quien lo vende) to buy sth FROM sb; (a quien lo recibe) to buy sth FOR sb
    le compré estas flores a una gitana I bought these flowers from o ( colloq) off a gypsy
    ¿quieres vender el coche? ¡te lo compro! do you want to sell your car? I'll buy it from you!
    les compré caramelos a los niños I bought the children some candy, I bought some candy for the children
    se lo voy a comprar para su cumpleaños I'm going to buy it for his birthday
    comprar algo al por menor or al detalle to buy o purchase sth retail
    las compran al por mayor they buy o purchase them wholesale
    comprar dólares a plazo fijo to buy dollars forward
    B ( fam) (sobornar) to buy ( colloq)
    no se deja comprar he won't be bought
    un árbitro comprado a crooked o ( BrE colloq) bent referee
    * * *

     

    comprar ( conjugate comprar) verbo transitivo
    a)casa/regalo/comida to buy, purchase (frml);

    comprarle algo a algn ( a quien lo vende) to buy sth from sb;
    ( a quien lo recibe) to buy sth for sb
    b) (fam) ( sobornar) to buy (colloq)

    comprar verbo transitivo
    1 to buy: compramos el ordenador a plazos, we bought the computer on hire purchase
    le compra el periódico a Lucía, (para Lucía) he buys the newspaper for Lucia
    (Lucía lo vende) he buys the newspaper from Lucia
    2 figurado (sobornar) to bribe, buy off
    ' comprar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adquirir
    - barata
    - barato
    - barrio
    - concretamente
    - más
    - óbice
    - permitirse
    - plazo
    - prematura
    - prematuro
    - prohibir
    - regatear
    - adelantar
    - andar
    - así
    - colecta
    - dudar
    - granel
    - huevo
    - llevar
    - marca
    - rematar
    English:
    antibiotic
    - approach
    - book token
    - buy
    - buy off
    - buy out
    - cream
    - dip into
    - disinfectant
    - exercise
    - flour
    - foresight
    - gazump
    - get in
    - go ahead
    - groceries
    - hold off
    - individual
    - must
    - opportune
    - purchase
    - remember
    - set aside
    - stop
    - view
    - want
    - alone
    - any
    - certainly
    - door
    - get
    - hire
    - house
    - ill
    - installment
    - none
    - second-hand
    - some
    * * *
    1. [adquirir] to buy, to purchase;
    se lo compré a un vendedor ambulante I bought it from a street vendor o seller;
    se lo compraron a Ignacio como regalo de despedida they bought it for Ignacio as a leaving present;
    se lo compraron para Navidades they bought it for her for Christmas;
    comprar algo al contado [en metálico] to pay cash for sth;
    [en un plazo] to pay for sth all at once o Br on the nail;
    comprar a plazos o Am [m5] cuotas to buy on Br hire purchase o US an installment plan;
    comprar al por mayor to buy wholesale;
    Fam
    ¡cómprate un bosque y piérdete! go and play in the traffic!, take a hike!
    2. [sobornar] to buy (off), to bribe;
    ¡el árbitro está comprado! they've bribed the referee!
    * * *
    v/t buy, purchase
    * * *
    : to buy, to purchase
    * * *
    comprar vb to buy [pt. & pp. bought]
    ¿me compras un juego? will you buy me a game?

    Spanish-English dictionary > comprar

  • 8 tienda

    f.
    1 shop, store (establecimiento).
    ir de tiendas to go shopping
    tienda de deportes sports shop
    tienda de muebles furniture shop
    tienda de ropa clothes shop
    tienda virtual online store o retailer
    2 tent.
    3 tentorium.
    pres.subj.
    1st person singular (yo) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: tender.
    * * *
    1 (establecimiento) shop, US store
    3 (de carro) cover
    \
    ir de tiendas to go shopping
    tienda de comestibles / tienda de ultramarinos grocer's, US grocery store
    tienda de modas boutique
    * * *
    noun f.
    store, shop
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Com) shop, store

    tienda de abarrotes CAm, And, Méx grocer's (shop) ( esp Brit), grocery (EEUU)

    tienda de comestibles — grocer's (shop), grocery (EEUU)

    tienda de deportes — sports shop, sporting goods store (EEUU)

    tienda de ultramarinos — grocer's (shop), grocery (EEUU)

    tienda electrónicae-shop ( esp Brit), e-store ( esp EEUU)

    tienda por departamento Caribe department store

    2) (tb: tienda de campaña) tent
    3) (Náut) awning
    4) (Med)
    * * *
    1) (Com) ( en general) store (esp AmE), shop (esp BrE); ( de comestibles) grocery store (AmE), grocer's (shop) (BrE)

    la tienda de la esquina — the local convenience store, the corner shop (BrE)

    2) (Dep, Mil, Ocio) tb

    poner or montar or armar una tienda — to put up o pitch a tent

    quitar or desmontar or desarmar una tienda — to take down a tent

    * * *
    = retail outlet, shop, store, workshop, drugstore, storefront, commercial outlet, retail store, retail shop, general store.
    Ex. It has never yet been seriously argued that there should be restrictions placed on any retail outlets wishing to sell books.
    Ex. In strong contrast to, say, television sets and instant coffee, where the consumer may save by shopping around, there is no advantage to be gained by going to one shop rather than another for a book so far as price is concerned.
    Ex. The cheapest of these machines costs under $100 and they can be bought in stores, supermarkets and by mail-order.
    Ex. The customers preferred to go in by a glazed door set in the shop-front and giving onto the street, even though this meant going down some steps, the floor of the workshop being below road-level.
    Ex. We need to act on this conviction (it means a shift in political and social consciousness that may be painful to many) if the library is to be a source of energy and not a drugstore.
    Ex. This article outlines some of the virtual shopping malls and storefronts available and explains how to find out about commercial resources on the net = Este artículo describe en líneas generales algunos de los centros comerciales y tiendas virtuales existentes y explica cómo encontrar recursos comerciales en la red.
    Ex. People do not come to the public library for alternative material to the high street commercial outlet.
    Ex. Another main trend emerging is merchandising, where the public library is set up in a similar way to a retail store with items on sale.
    Ex. Books were advertised in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries by means of printed publishers' lists, which were carried about by salesmen and were probably put up in retail shops.
    Ex. Each village had its own church, school, bakery, dairy, wine cellar, craft shops and general store.
    ----
    * cadena de tiendas = discount store.
    * calle de tiendas = shopping street.
    * comprar regularmente en una tienda = patronise + shop.
    * frecuentar una tienda = patronise + shop.
    * frontal de la tienda = shop-front [shopfront].
    * galería de tiendas = mall of shops, mall.
    * hurtar en una tienda = shoplift.
    * hurto en tienda = shoplifting.
    * orientado hacia las tiendas = shop-based.
    * plantar una tienda = pitch + tent.
    * poner una tienda = pitch + tent.
    * robar en una tienda = shoplift.
    * ser cliente de una tienda = patronise + shop.
    * tienda artesanal = craft shop.
    * tienda benéfica = charity shop.
    * tienda de alimentos naturales = health food store, health food shop.
    * tienda de alquiler = rental outlet.
    * tienda de animales = pet shop.
    * tienda de antigüedades = antique(s) shop.
    * tienda de artesanía = craft shop.
    * tienda de artículos deportivos = sporting goods store.
    * tienda de artículos para regalo = gift shop, novelty shop.
    * tienda de barrio = convenience store.
    * tienda de batidos = smoothie shop.
    * tienda de bebidas alcohólicas = liquor store.
    * tienda de bricolaje = home improvement store.
    * tienda de campaña = tent.
    * tienda de caramelos = confectioner.
    * tienda de comestibles = grocery, grocer, grocery store, food shop, food store.
    * tienda de compras por Internet = online store.
    * tienda de delicatesen = gourmet food store.
    * tienda de deporte = sporting goods store.
    * tienda de discos = record shop, record store.
    * tienda de efectos navales = chandlery.
    * tienda de electricidad = electrical shop, electrical store, electric shop.
    * tienda de electrónica = electronics shop, electronics store.
    * tienda de juguetes = toy shop.
    * tienda de la esquina = corner shop, the.
    * tienda de la esquina, la = corner drugstore, the.
    * tienda de mascotas = pet shop.
    * tienda de muebles = furniture shop, furniture store.
    * tienda de música = music store.
    * tienda de novedades = novelty shop.
    * tienda de periódicos = newsagent's shop.
    * tienda de productos ecológicos = health food shop, health food store.
    * tienda de recuerdos = souvenir shop.
    * tienda de regalos = souvenir shop, gift shop, novelty shop.
    * tienda de ropa = dress shop, clothing store.
    * tienda de todo a cien = dollar store.
    * tienda de ultramarinos = grocery, grocer, grocery store, food shop, food store.
    * tienda de una cadena = chain store.
    * tienda eletrónica = online store.
    * tienda en línea = online store.
    * tienda en lugar poco poblado = trading post.
    * tienda india = tepee, wigwam.
    * tienda online = online store.
    * tienda que vende de todo = general store.
    * tienda virtual = online store.
    * * *
    1) (Com) ( en general) store (esp AmE), shop (esp BrE); ( de comestibles) grocery store (AmE), grocer's (shop) (BrE)

    la tienda de la esquina — the local convenience store, the corner shop (BrE)

    2) (Dep, Mil, Ocio) tb

    poner or montar or armar una tienda — to put up o pitch a tent

    quitar or desmontar or desarmar una tienda — to take down a tent

    * * *
    = retail outlet, shop, store, workshop, drugstore, storefront, commercial outlet, retail store, retail shop, general store.

    Ex: It has never yet been seriously argued that there should be restrictions placed on any retail outlets wishing to sell books.

    Ex: In strong contrast to, say, television sets and instant coffee, where the consumer may save by shopping around, there is no advantage to be gained by going to one shop rather than another for a book so far as price is concerned.
    Ex: The cheapest of these machines costs under $100 and they can be bought in stores, supermarkets and by mail-order.
    Ex: The customers preferred to go in by a glazed door set in the shop-front and giving onto the street, even though this meant going down some steps, the floor of the workshop being below road-level.
    Ex: We need to act on this conviction (it means a shift in political and social consciousness that may be painful to many) if the library is to be a source of energy and not a drugstore.
    Ex: This article outlines some of the virtual shopping malls and storefronts available and explains how to find out about commercial resources on the net = Este artículo describe en líneas generales algunos de los centros comerciales y tiendas virtuales existentes y explica cómo encontrar recursos comerciales en la red.
    Ex: People do not come to the public library for alternative material to the high street commercial outlet.
    Ex: Another main trend emerging is merchandising, where the public library is set up in a similar way to a retail store with items on sale.
    Ex: Books were advertised in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries by means of printed publishers' lists, which were carried about by salesmen and were probably put up in retail shops.
    Ex: Each village had its own church, school, bakery, dairy, wine cellar, craft shops and general store.
    * cadena de tiendas = discount store.
    * calle de tiendas = shopping street.
    * comprar regularmente en una tienda = patronise + shop.
    * frecuentar una tienda = patronise + shop.
    * frontal de la tienda = shop-front [shopfront].
    * galería de tiendas = mall of shops, mall.
    * hurtar en una tienda = shoplift.
    * hurto en tienda = shoplifting.
    * orientado hacia las tiendas = shop-based.
    * plantar una tienda = pitch + tent.
    * poner una tienda = pitch + tent.
    * robar en una tienda = shoplift.
    * ser cliente de una tienda = patronise + shop.
    * tienda artesanal = craft shop.
    * tienda benéfica = charity shop.
    * tienda de alimentos naturales = health food store, health food shop.
    * tienda de alquiler = rental outlet.
    * tienda de animales = pet shop.
    * tienda de antigüedades = antique(s) shop.
    * tienda de artesanía = craft shop.
    * tienda de artículos deportivos = sporting goods store.
    * tienda de artículos para regalo = gift shop, novelty shop.
    * tienda de barrio = convenience store.
    * tienda de batidos = smoothie shop.
    * tienda de bebidas alcohólicas = liquor store.
    * tienda de bricolaje = home improvement store.
    * tienda de campaña = tent.
    * tienda de caramelos = confectioner.
    * tienda de comestibles = grocery, grocer, grocery store, food shop, food store.
    * tienda de compras por Internet = online store.
    * tienda de delicatesen = gourmet food store.
    * tienda de deporte = sporting goods store.
    * tienda de discos = record shop, record store.
    * tienda de efectos navales = chandlery.
    * tienda de electricidad = electrical shop, electrical store, electric shop.
    * tienda de electrónica = electronics shop, electronics store.
    * tienda de juguetes = toy shop.
    * tienda de la esquina = corner shop, the.
    * tienda de la esquina, la = corner drugstore, the.
    * tienda de mascotas = pet shop.
    * tienda de muebles = furniture shop, furniture store.
    * tienda de música = music store.
    * tienda de novedades = novelty shop.
    * tienda de periódicos = newsagent's shop.
    * tienda de productos ecológicos = health food shop, health food store.
    * tienda de recuerdos = souvenir shop.
    * tienda de regalos = souvenir shop, gift shop, novelty shop.
    * tienda de ropa = dress shop, clothing store.
    * tienda de todo a cien = dollar store.
    * tienda de ultramarinos = grocery, grocer, grocery store, food shop, food store.
    * tienda de una cadena = chain store.
    * tienda eletrónica = online store.
    * tienda en línea = online store.
    * tienda en lugar poco poblado = trading post.
    * tienda india = tepee, wigwam.
    * tienda online = online store.
    * tienda que vende de todo = general store.
    * tienda virtual = online store.

    * * *
    A ( Com)
    1 (en general) store ( esp AmE), shop ( esp BrE); (de comestibles) grocery store ( AmE), grocer's (shop) ( BrE)
    la tienda de la esquina the local convenience store, the corner shop ( BrE)
    ir de tiendas to go shopping
    va a abrir su propia tienda she's going to open her own shop o store
    2 (CS) (de telas) dry goods store ( AmE), draper's ( BrE)
    Compuestos:
    tienda de alimentación or comestibles
    grocery store ( AmE), grocer's (shop) ( BrE)
    reject store ( AmE), reject shop ( BrE)
    antique shop o ( AmE) store
    ( Méx) department store
    sports shop o ( AmE) store
    boutique
    furniture shop o ( AmE) store
    gift shop o ( AmE) store
    B ( Dep, Mil, Ocio) tb
    poner or montar or armar una tienda to put up o pitch a tent
    quitar or desmontar or desarmar una tienda to take down a tent
    Compuestos:
    ridge tent
    oxygen tent
    trailer tent
    * * *

     

    Del verbo tender: ( conjugate tender)

    tienda es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

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

    Multiple Entries:
    tender    
    tienda
    tender ( conjugate tender) verbo transitivo
    1 ropa› ( afuera) to hang out;
    ( dentro de la casa) to hang (up);

    2

    mantel to spread;

    b) (AmL) ‹ cama to make;

    mesa to lay, set
    c) persona to lay

    3

    ( suspendido) to hang

    4 emboscada to lay, set;
    trampa to set
    verbo intransitivo ( inclinarse) tienda a hacer algo to tend to do sth;

    tenderse verbo pronominal ( tumbarse) to lie down
    tienda sustantivo femenino
    1 (Com) ( en general) store (esp AmE), shop (esp BrE);

    tienda de comestibles or (AmC, Andes, Méx) abarrotes grocery store (AmE), grocer's (shop) (BrE)
    2 (Dep, Mil, Ocio) tb

    poner or montar una tienda to put up o pitch a tent;
    desmontar una tienda to take down a tent
    tender
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (la ropa) to hang out
    2 (tumbar) to lay: la tendimos en el sofá, we laid her on the sofa
    3 (extender, desplegar) to spread: tendió la manta en el suelo, he streched the blanket out on the floor
    4 (cables, una vía) to lay
    (puente) to build
    5 (ofrecer) to hold out: me tendió la mano, he held out his hand
    (alargar, aproximar) to pass, hand
    6 (una emboscada, trampa) to set
    II verbo intransitivo to tend [a, to]: tiende a ser pesimista, he is prone to pessimism
    tienda sustantivo femenino
    1 Com shop, US store: tienda de comestibles o ultramarinos, grocer's (shop), US grocery
    tienda de regalos, gift shop
    tienda libre de impuestos, dutyfree shop
    2 tienda de campaña, tent
    ' tienda' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abarrotería
    - abrir
    - alfarería
    - almacén
    - amarrar
    - antigüedad
    - aparador
    - asaltar
    - barrio
    - bodega
    - caja
    - camisería
    - carpa
    - cristalería
    - despachar
    - desvalijar
    - escaparate
    - expositor
    - expositora
    - informatización
    - instalar
    - lavabo
    - lencería
    - luna
    - negocio
    - papelería
    - pedir
    - peletería
    - perfumería
    - premamá
    - presupuesto
    - puesta
    - puesto
    - relojería
    - saquear
    - saqueo
    - sillería
    - sombrerería
    - tapicería
    - trapería
    - ultramarinos
    - venir
    - a
    - abarrotes
    - anticuario
    - armar
    - asalto
    - atención
    - atender
    - autoservicio
    English:
    around
    - browse
    - caller
    - chain store
    - counter
    - curio
    - dairy
    - deal with
    - delicatessen
    - department
    - duty-free
    - establishment
    - expand
    - fitting
    - fix-it
    - flagship
    - flap
    - florist
    - footwear
    - good
    - grocer
    - grocery
    - haberdashery
    - interest
    - junk shop
    - lock up
    - look round
    - loot
    - lower
    - man
    - open
    - paper shop
    - peg
    - pitch
    - processing
    - return
    - salesman
    - saleswoman
    - serve
    - set up
    - shop
    - short-change
    - stock
    - store
    - tent
    - window
    - antique
    - bound
    - cash
    - chain
    * * *
    tienda nf
    1. [establecimiento] shop, store;
    ir de tiendas to go shopping
    Andes, CAm, Méx tienda de abarrotes Br grocer's shop, US grocery store;
    tienda de alimentación Br grocer's shop, US grocery store;
    Méx tienda bandera flagship store;
    tienda de departamentos department store;
    tienda de deportes sports shop;
    tienda de fábrica factory outlet;
    tienda libre de impuestos duty-free shop;
    tienda insignia flagship store;
    tienda de modas clothes shop o store;
    tienda de muebles furniture shop o store;
    tienda on-line o en línea on-line shop;
    tienda de ropa clothes shop o store;
    tienda de ultramarinos Br grocer's shop, US grocery store;
    tienda virtual on-line store o retailer
    2. [de plástico, lona]
    montar/desmontar la tienda to pitch/take down one's tent
    tienda (de campaña) canadiense ridge tent; Med tienda de oxígeno oxygen tent
    * * *
    f store, shop;
    ir de tiendas go shopping
    * * *
    tienda nf
    1) : store, shop
    2) or
    * * *
    tienda n shop

    Spanish-English dictionary > tienda

  • 9 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
    ————————
    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
    ————————
    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.
    ----
    * 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

    * * *
    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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    Multiple Entries:
    A    
    a
    A,
    a sustantivo femenino (pl aes) (read as /a/) the letter A, a

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 10 a ciencia cierta

    = for sure, for certain
    Ex. It's been a tough decision, but now it's made, and I'm coming back for sure.
    Ex. One thing that is for certain is that the loss affects musicians, sound technicians, recording studios, and music stores.
    * * *
    = for sure, for certain

    Ex: It's been a tough decision, but now it's made, and I'm coming back for sure.

    Ex: One thing that is for certain is that the loss affects musicians, sound technicians, recording studios, and music stores.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a ciencia cierta

  • 11 a hurtadillas

    adv.
    stealthily, on the sly, by stealth, on the quiet.
    * * *
    stealthily, on the sly
    * * *
    = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly
    Ex. List prices were not in practice always maintained, for many booksellers would surreptitiously give a discount rather than lose a sale.
    Ex. He is a systematic 'sweater' who sucks wealth from toiling crowds by cunning and by stealth.
    Ex. It is contended that adoption policies have encouraged nondisclosure of information by gay men & lesbians, & surrogacy arrangements are often handled stealthily.
    Ex. Seditious books continued to appear, nevertheless, both from secret presses in England moving furtively from hideout to hideout.
    Ex. True, you may not see many boys and girls openly holding hands or kissing but many affairs are conducted on the sly.
    * * *
    = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly

    Ex: List prices were not in practice always maintained, for many booksellers would surreptitiously give a discount rather than lose a sale.

    Ex: He is a systematic 'sweater' who sucks wealth from toiling crowds by cunning and by stealth.
    Ex: It is contended that adoption policies have encouraged nondisclosure of information by gay men & lesbians, & surrogacy arrangements are often handled stealthily.
    Ex: Seditious books continued to appear, nevertheless, both from secret presses in England moving furtively from hideout to hideout.
    Ex: True, you may not see many boys and girls openly holding hands or kissing but many affairs are conducted on the sly.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a hurtadillas

  • 12 a intervalos + Adjetivo

    = at + Adjetivo + intervals
    Ex. A free-standing terminal is a computer in its own right, which processes and stores data about the transactions and which may also exchange data with a central computer at predetermined intervals, say at the end of a working day.
    * * *
    = at + Adjetivo + intervals

    Ex: A free-standing terminal is a computer in its own right, which processes and stores data about the transactions and which may also exchange data with a central computer at predetermined intervals, say at the end of a working day.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a intervalos + Adjetivo

  • 13 a poca distancia a pie

    = within an easy walk, within walking distance
    Ex. A great neighborhood has stores and shops that satisfy everyday needs within an easy walk from home.
    Ex. The pilot phase focused on the students at schools within walking distance of the Central Library.
    * * *
    = within an easy walk, within walking distance

    Ex: A great neighborhood has stores and shops that satisfy everyday needs within an easy walk from home.

    Ex: The pilot phase focused on the students at schools within walking distance of the Central Library.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a poca distancia a pie

  • 14 a poca distancia andando

    = within walking distance, within an easy walk
    Ex. The pilot phase focused on the students at schools within walking distance of the Central Library.
    Ex. A great neighborhood has stores and shops that satisfy everyday needs within an easy walk from home.
    * * *
    = within walking distance, within an easy walk

    Ex: The pilot phase focused on the students at schools within walking distance of the Central Library.

    Ex: A great neighborhood has stores and shops that satisfy everyday needs within an easy walk from home.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a poca distancia andando

  • 15 a pocos minutos a pie

    = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk
    Ex. The pilot phase focused on the students at schools within walking distance of the Central Library.
    Ex. For those who wish to make their own arrangements for accommodation, there are many hotels within easy walking distance.
    Ex. A great neighborhood has stores and shops that satisfy everyday needs within an easy walk from home.
    * * *
    = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk

    Ex: The pilot phase focused on the students at schools within walking distance of the Central Library.

    Ex: For those who wish to make their own arrangements for accommodation, there are many hotels within easy walking distance.
    Ex: A great neighborhood has stores and shops that satisfy everyday needs within an easy walk from home.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a pocos minutos a pie

  • 16 a pocos minutos andando

    = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk
    Ex. The pilot phase focused on the students at schools within walking distance of the Central Library.
    Ex. For those who wish to make their own arrangements for accommodation, there are many hotels within easy walking distance.
    Ex. A great neighborhood has stores and shops that satisfy everyday needs within an easy walk from home.
    * * *
    = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk

    Ex: The pilot phase focused on the students at schools within walking distance of the Central Library.

    Ex: For those who wish to make their own arrangements for accommodation, there are many hotels within easy walking distance.
    Ex: A great neighborhood has stores and shops that satisfy everyday needs within an easy walk from home.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a pocos minutos andando

  • 17 a precio reducido

    Ex. The next stage was for publishers and booksellers to agree to maintain prices, that is not to retail books at a discount on the listed price.
    * * *

    Ex: The next stage was for publishers and booksellers to agree to maintain prices, that is not to retail books at a discount on the listed price.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a precio reducido

  • 18 a un precio especial

    Ex. The next stage was for publishers and booksellers to agree to maintain prices, that is not to retail books at a discount on the listed price.
    * * *

    Ex: The next stage was for publishers and booksellers to agree to maintain prices, that is not to retail books at a discount on the listed price.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a un precio especial

  • 19 absolutamente todo

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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > absolutamente todo

  • 20 aceptar tarjeta de crédito

    (v.) = honour + credit card
    Ex. Major credit cards are honoured throughout Norway at hotels, stores and restaurants.
    * * *
    (v.) = honour + credit card

    Ex: Major credit cards are honoured throughout Norway at hotels, stores and restaurants.

    Spanish-English dictionary > aceptar tarjeta de crédito

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