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  • 381 echar sal

    (v.) = salt
    Ex. My aubergines are softer and richer in flavour and you'd have to be a pretty poor cook not to realise you need to rinse them after salting.
    * * *
    (v.) = salt

    Ex: My aubergines are softer and richer in flavour and you'd have to be a pretty poor cook not to realise you need to rinse them after salting.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar sal

  • 382 echar sal en la herida

    (v.) = add + salt to injury, add + salt to the wound, add + insult to injury, rub + salt in the wound
    Ex. Retailers are just adding salt to injury by rack up the price even more.
    Ex. To add salt to the wound, weaknesses and vulnerabilities in computers have grown over 4 times in the past two years.
    Ex. It seems McDonalds are seeking to add insult to injury by negotiating directly with non-union staff.
    Ex. He even rubbed salt in the wound when he indicated that Obama could turn on that 'Negro dialect' whenever it suited his demagogic purposes.
    * * *
    (v.) = add + salt to injury, add + salt to the wound, add + insult to injury, rub + salt in the wound

    Ex: Retailers are just adding salt to injury by rack up the price even more.

    Ex: To add salt to the wound, weaknesses and vulnerabilities in computers have grown over 4 times in the past two years.
    Ex: It seems McDonalds are seeking to add insult to injury by negotiating directly with non-union staff.
    Ex: He even rubbed salt in the wound when he indicated that Obama could turn on that 'Negro dialect' whenever it suited his demagogic purposes.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar sal en la herida

  • 383 echar suertes

    v.
    to draw lots, to draw straws, to cast lots.
    * * *
    (v.) = draw + lots
    Ex. Not long ago, for example, the Dalai Lama drew lots to choose the name of his successor.
    * * *
    (v.) = draw + lots

    Ex: Not long ago, for example, the Dalai Lama drew lots to choose the name of his successor.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar suertes

  • 384 echar un cana al aire

    Ex. The present paper is based on recent research on so-called casual sexual encounters or one-night stands.
    * * *

    Ex: The present paper is based on recent research on so-called casual sexual encounters or one-night stands.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar un cana al aire

  • 385 echar un chorro de

    (v.) = squirt
    Ex. The ink-jet printer squirts minute drops of ink from a microscopic nozzle, which are steered to specific positions on the paper.
    * * *
    (v.) = squirt

    Ex: The ink-jet printer squirts minute drops of ink from a microscopic nozzle, which are steered to specific positions on the paper.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar un chorro de

  • 386 echar un conjuro

    (v.) = cast + a (magic) spell
    Ex. The player makes choices for his characters (such as whether to fight, cast a magic spell, or run away), and then the enemy takes a turn.
    * * *
    (v.) = cast + a (magic) spell

    Ex: The player makes choices for his characters (such as whether to fight, cast a magic spell, or run away), and then the enemy takes a turn.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar un conjuro

  • 387 echar un ojo

    (v.) = keep + an eye on, have + a look
    Ex. Instructors have to keep an eye always on the clock to ensure time does not run out before the essence of the case has been extracted.
    Ex. I thought you might like to have a look at American Libraries' report on the IFLA conference in Glasgow.
    * * *
    (v.) = keep + an eye on, have + a look

    Ex: Instructors have to keep an eye always on the clock to ensure time does not run out before the essence of the case has been extracted.

    Ex: I thought you might like to have a look at American Libraries' report on the IFLA conference in Glasgow.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar un ojo

  • 388 echar un rapapolvo

    (v.) = tell + Nombe + off, give + Nombre + a dressing-down, give + Nombre + a telling-off, chew + Nombre + up
    Ex. Teachers should tackle bad behaviour in class by praising their pupils instead of telling them off, according to research published today.
    Ex. Teachers can reduce a child to tears by picking them out in an assembly and giving her a dressing down in front of the whole school.
    Ex. A ward sister then arrived and gave them a telling off for not getting on with their work.
    Ex. A war of words went up when Jewish zealots redacted out this or that word or phrase in order to deny Joshua, and the Christians chewed them up for it.
    * * *
    (v.) = tell + Nombe + off, give + Nombre + a dressing-down, give + Nombre + a telling-off, chew + Nombre + up

    Ex: Teachers should tackle bad behaviour in class by praising their pupils instead of telling them off, according to research published today.

    Ex: Teachers can reduce a child to tears by picking them out in an assembly and giving her a dressing down in front of the whole school.
    Ex: A ward sister then arrived and gave them a telling off for not getting on with their work.
    Ex: A war of words went up when Jewish zealots redacted out this or that word or phrase in order to deny Joshua, and the Christians chewed them up for it.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar un rapapolvo

  • 389 echar un tupido velo sobre

    (v.) = draw + a veil over
    Ex. In the latter case, France that had a vested interest in drawing a veil over the murderous events of 1915-1916.
    * * *
    (v.) = draw + a veil over

    Ex: In the latter case, France that had a vested interest in drawing a veil over the murderous events of 1915-1916.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar un tupido velo sobre

  • 390 echar un vistazo

    (v.) = take + a look at, glance at, check out, peek, have + a look, take + a peek, cast + a glance over, look through, browse, peruse, take + a gander
    Ex. It seems appropriate to take a retrospective look at the evolution of our catalog and the ideology which has shaped it.
    Ex. He glanced casually at the ill-balanced frontages of the buildings ahead that stretched on and on until they melded in an indistinguishable mass of gray at Laurence Street.
    Ex. Where problems do arise it is sensible to check out the training programme before blaming the assistant for poor performance of duties.
    Ex. The article ' Peeking inside the black box - a look at the private life of your modem' explains the theory and mechanism of modems.
    Ex. I thought you might like to have a look at American Libraries' report on the IFLA conference in Glasgow.
    Ex. Take a peek at the world through the eyes of its youngest inhabitants via PapaInk, an online archive of children's artworks.
    Ex. In common with many other organisations in South Africa, the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) is casting an evaluative glance over the last ten years since the advent of the democratic dispensation in 1994.
    Ex. If you possess a copy of CC it would be advisable for you to look through it at this stage and acquaint yourself with the general appearance of each Part before proceeding further.
    Ex. This arrangement may facilitate browsing across different kinds of materials.
    Ex. The gates opened in the early evening during the 10-day period and the crowds flocked in to peruse the 150-plus craft stands.
    Ex. I had a mechanic chap take a gander earlier on and he said it's possible the pedal itself is kaput, as in there's something fishy going on with the mechanics of it.
    * * *
    (v.) = take + a look at, glance at, check out, peek, have + a look, take + a peek, cast + a glance over, look through, browse, peruse, take + a gander

    Ex: It seems appropriate to take a retrospective look at the evolution of our catalog and the ideology which has shaped it.

    Ex: He glanced casually at the ill-balanced frontages of the buildings ahead that stretched on and on until they melded in an indistinguishable mass of gray at Laurence Street.
    Ex: Where problems do arise it is sensible to check out the training programme before blaming the assistant for poor performance of duties.
    Ex: The article ' Peeking inside the black box - a look at the private life of your modem' explains the theory and mechanism of modems.
    Ex: I thought you might like to have a look at American Libraries' report on the IFLA conference in Glasgow.
    Ex: Take a peek at the world through the eyes of its youngest inhabitants via PapaInk, an online archive of children's artworks.
    Ex: In common with many other organisations in South Africa, the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) is casting an evaluative glance over the last ten years since the advent of the democratic dispensation in 1994.
    Ex: If you possess a copy of CC it would be advisable for you to look through it at this stage and acquaint yourself with the general appearance of each Part before proceeding further.
    Ex: This arrangement may facilitate browsing across different kinds of materials.
    Ex: The gates opened in the early evening during the 10-day period and the crowds flocked in to peruse the 150-plus craft stands.
    Ex: I had a mechanic chap take a gander earlier on and he said it's possible the pedal itself is kaput, as in there's something fishy going on with the mechanics of it.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar un vistazo

  • 391 echar una bronca

    (v.) = tell + Nombe + off, give + Nombre + a dressing-down, give + Nombre + a telling-off, chew + Nombre + up
    Ex. Teachers should tackle bad behaviour in class by praising their pupils instead of telling them off, according to research published today.
    Ex. Teachers can reduce a child to tears by picking them out in an assembly and giving her a dressing down in front of the whole school.
    Ex. A ward sister then arrived and gave them a telling off for not getting on with their work.
    Ex. A war of words went up when Jewish zealots redacted out this or that word or phrase in order to deny Joshua, and the Christians chewed them up for it.
    * * *
    (v.) = tell + Nombe + off, give + Nombre + a dressing-down, give + Nombre + a telling-off, chew + Nombre + up

    Ex: Teachers should tackle bad behaviour in class by praising their pupils instead of telling them off, according to research published today.

    Ex: Teachers can reduce a child to tears by picking them out in an assembly and giving her a dressing down in front of the whole school.
    Ex: A ward sister then arrived and gave them a telling off for not getting on with their work.
    Ex: A war of words went up when Jewish zealots redacted out this or that word or phrase in order to deny Joshua, and the Christians chewed them up for it.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar una bronca

  • 392 echar una buena bronca

    (v.) = give + Nombre + a good roasting
    Ex. What impressed me was that the rest of the board gave him a good roasting for wasting peoples time.
    * * *
    (v.) = give + Nombre + a good roasting

    Ex: What impressed me was that the rest of the board gave him a good roasting for wasting peoples time.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar una buena bronca

  • 393 echar una cana al aire

    (v.) = kick up + Posesivo + heels
    Ex. The country's economy is about to crash and the finance minister is kicking up his heels in one of the most expensive cities in the world.
    * * *
    (v.) = kick up + Posesivo + heels

    Ex: The country's economy is about to crash and the finance minister is kicking up his heels in one of the most expensive cities in the world.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar una cana al aire

  • 394 echar una cana al aire antes de sentar la cabeza

    (v.) = sow + Posesivo + wild oats
    Ex. If he had let his hair down a bit more at his age and sowed his wild oats he might have been a better husband to Diana.
    * * *
    (v.) = sow + Posesivo + wild oats

    Ex: If he had let his hair down a bit more at his age and sowed his wild oats he might have been a better husband to Diana.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar una cana al aire antes de sentar la cabeza

  • 395 echar una cana al aire cuando joven

    (v.) = sow + Posesivo + wild oats
    Ex. If he had let his hair down a bit more at his age and sowed his wild oats he might have been a better husband to Diana.
    * * *
    (v.) = sow + Posesivo + wild oats

    Ex: If he had let his hair down a bit more at his age and sowed his wild oats he might have been a better husband to Diana.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar una cana al aire cuando joven

  • 396 echar una canica al aire

    (v.) = disport + Reflexivo
    Ex. In all three novels, a lovestricken swain believes that he is disporting himself with the handsome object of his affections, when actually he lies abed with the grotesquely ugly maidservant of his mistress.
    * * *
    (v.) = disport + Reflexivo

    Ex: In all three novels, a lovestricken swain believes that he is disporting himself with the handsome object of his affections, when actually he lies abed with the grotesquely ugly maidservant of his mistress.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar una canica al aire

  • 397 echar una mano a Alguien

    (v.) = give + Nombre + a hand
    Ex. These centres help women rebuild lives by giving them a hand up, not a handout.
    * * *
    (v.) = give + Nombre + a hand

    Ex: These centres help women rebuild lives by giving them a hand up, not a handout.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar una mano a Alguien

  • 398 echar una mirada

    (v.) = take + a look at, take + a peek, peek, have + a look, cast + a glance over, look through, glance at, take + a gander
    Ex. It seems appropriate to take a retrospective look at the evolution of our catalog and the ideology which has shaped it.
    Ex. Take a peek at the world through the eyes of its youngest inhabitants via PapaInk, an online archive of children's artworks.
    Ex. The article ' Peeking inside the black box - a look at the private life of your modem' explains the theory and mechanism of modems.
    Ex. I thought you might like to have a look at American Libraries' report on the IFLA conference in Glasgow.
    Ex. In common with many other organisations in South Africa, the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) is casting an evaluative glance over the last ten years since the advent of the democratic dispensation in 1994.
    Ex. If you possess a copy of CC it would be advisable for you to look through it at this stage and acquaint yourself with the general appearance of each Part before proceeding further.
    Ex. He glanced casually at the ill-balanced frontages of the buildings ahead that stretched on and on until they melded in an indistinguishable mass of gray at Laurence Street.
    Ex. I had a mechanic chap take a gander earlier on and he said it's possible the pedal itself is kaput, as in there's something fishy going on with the mechanics of it.
    * * *
    (v.) = take + a look at, take + a peek, peek, have + a look, cast + a glance over, look through, glance at, take + a gander

    Ex: It seems appropriate to take a retrospective look at the evolution of our catalog and the ideology which has shaped it.

    Ex: Take a peek at the world through the eyes of its youngest inhabitants via PapaInk, an online archive of children's artworks.
    Ex: The article ' Peeking inside the black box - a look at the private life of your modem' explains the theory and mechanism of modems.
    Ex: I thought you might like to have a look at American Libraries' report on the IFLA conference in Glasgow.
    Ex: In common with many other organisations in South Africa, the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) is casting an evaluative glance over the last ten years since the advent of the democratic dispensation in 1994.
    Ex: If you possess a copy of CC it would be advisable for you to look through it at this stage and acquaint yourself with the general appearance of each Part before proceeding further.
    Ex: He glanced casually at the ill-balanced frontages of the buildings ahead that stretched on and on until they melded in an indistinguishable mass of gray at Laurence Street.
    Ex: I had a mechanic chap take a gander earlier on and he said it's possible the pedal itself is kaput, as in there's something fishy going on with the mechanics of it.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar una mirada

  • 399 echar una mirada furtiva a

    (v.) = steal + a glance at
    Ex. Strategies for minimizing such researcher effect included appearing to look elsewhere in the room, while stealing glances at the individual being observed.
    * * *
    (v.) = steal + a glance at

    Ex: Strategies for minimizing such researcher effect included appearing to look elsewhere in the room, while stealing glances at the individual being observed.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar una mirada furtiva a

  • 400 echar una mirada mortal

    (v.) = look + daggers at
    Ex. We stood in our driveway looking daggers at each other -- the tension was like the air before lightning, even the cat ran for her life.
    * * *
    (v.) = look + daggers at

    Ex: We stood in our driveway looking daggers at each other -- the tension was like the air before lightning, even the cat ran for her life.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar una mirada mortal


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