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estamos sitiados

  • 1 sitiar

    v.
    1 to besiege.
    2 to surround.
    3 to lay siege to, to close in, to corner, to hem in.
    * * *
    1 to besiege, lay siege to
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=asediar) to besiege, lay siege to
    2) (=acorralar) to corner, hem in
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) (Mil) to besiege
    b) ( acorralar) to corner
    * * *
    = come under + siege, besiege.
    Ex. The author describes the destruction and dispersal of the contents of the Hanlin library in Beijing during the uprising in 1900, when the Western government diplomatic offices came under siege by the Chinese government.
    Ex. Concurrently, libraries are besieged with greater demands from the academic community for access to and instruction in electronic information resources such as the Internet.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) (Mil) to besiege
    b) ( acorralar) to corner
    * * *
    = come under + siege, besiege.

    Ex: The author describes the destruction and dispersal of the contents of the Hanlin library in Beijing during the uprising in 1900, when the Western government diplomatic offices came under siege by the Chinese government.

    Ex: Concurrently, libraries are besieged with greater demands from the academic community for access to and instruction in electronic information resources such as the Internet.

    * * *
    sitiar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ( Mil) to besiege
    sitiaron la ciudad they besieged o laid siege to the city
    estamos sitiados we are under siege
    2 (acorralar) to corner, hem … in on all sides
    * * *

    sitiar ( conjugate sitiar) verbo transitivo
    a) (Mil) to besiege;



    sitiar verbo transitivo to besiege
    ' sitiar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    besiege
    - siege
    * * *
    sitiar vt
    1. [cercar] to besiege;
    sitiaron el castillo they laid siege to o besieged the castle
    2. [acorralar] to surround
    * * *
    v/t surround, lay siege to
    * * *
    sitiar vt
    asediar: to besiege

    Spanish-English dictionary > sitiar

  • 2 sitio

    m.
    1 place (place).
    cambiar de sitio (con alguien) to change places (with somebody)
    en otro sitio elsewhere
    2 room, space (espacio).
    hacer sitio a alguien to make room for somebody
    ocupa mucho sitio it takes up a lot of room o space
    no queda más sitio there's no more room
    3 siege (cerco).
    4 taxi (de taxis). (Mexican Spanish)
    5 site, website.
    6 premises.
    7 taxi stand, taxi rank, cab stand, cab rank.
    8 situs.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: sitiar.
    * * *
    1 (lugar) place
    2 (espacio) space, room
    3 (asiento) seat
    4 MILITAR siege
    \
    cambiar algo de sitio to move something
    cambiar de sitio con alguien to change places with somebody
    en estado de sitio MILITAR in a state of siege
    guardar sitio a alguien to keep a seat for somebody
    hacer sitio to make room (a, for)
    levantar el sitio MILITAR to raise the siege
    ocupar mucho sitio to take up a lot of space
    poner sitio MILITAR to besiege
    quedarse en el sitio figurado to snuff it, kick the bucket
    sitio web website
    * * *
    noun m.
    2) site, spot
    3) room, space
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=lugar) place

    en cualquier sitio — anywhere

    en ningún sitio, no lo encuentro en ningún sitio — I can't find it anywhere

    en ningún sitio se pasa tan bien como aquí — you'll enjoy yourself nowhere better than here, you won't enjoy yourself anywhere better than here

    en todos los sitios — everywhere

    2) (=espacio) room, space

    ¿hay sitio? — is there any room?

    ¿has encontrado sitio para aparcar? — have you found somewhere to park o a parking space?

    ¿tienes sitio para nosotros en tu casa? — do you have room for us in your house?

    3) (Mil) siege
    estado 1), b)
    4) (=sitio web) site
    5) CAm, Cono Sur (=solar) building site, vacant lot (EEUU)
    6) Caribe, Méx (Agr) small farm, smallholding
    7) LAm (=parada) taxi rank, cab rank ( esp EEUU)

    carro de sitio — taxi, cab ( esp EEUU)

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( lugar) place

    en el sitio — (Esp fam) dead

    poner a alguien en su sitio — (fam) to put somebody in his/her place

    b) ( espacio) room, space

    ¿hay sitio para todos? — is there (enough) room for everyone?

    c) (plaza, asiento)
    d) (Méx) ( parada de taxis) taxi stand o rank
    e) (Chi) ( terreno urbano) vacant lot
    2) (Mil) siege

    levantar el sitioto raise o lift the siege

    poner sitio a una ciudad — to lay siege to a city, to besiege a city

    * * *
    = locale, spot, site, siege, place, elbow room.
    Ex. Sudak is one of the most beautiful and tranquil locales on the Black Sea coast.
    Ex. There was also a spot from which, if you struck the floor with a hard rap of your heel, you could almost count the reverberations as the sound bounced from floor to ceiling to walls to floor.
    Ex. However, as phone systems improve, you can expect this to change too; more and more, you'll see smaller sites (even individuals home systems) connecting to the Internet.
    Ex. This article shows particular examples of librarians' determination to continue the library services during the siege of Sarajevo.
    Ex. Period and place can also be added to any heading, though there are restrictions on the latter: in certain subjects place takes preference over subject.
    Ex. People will work at a higher level when they have adequate elbow room for decision making.
    ----
    * administrador de sitio web = Web manager, webmaster.
    * ansias de cambiar de sitio = itchy feet.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * buen sitio para pescar = fishing spot.
    * buscar en otro sitio = go + elsewhere.
    * como en casa no se está en ningún sitio = there's no place like home.
    * correr de un sitio para otro = rush around.
    * creación de sitio espejo = site mirroring.
    * cruzar la carretera por un sitio no autorizado = jaywalking, jaywalk.
    * dejar sitio a = make + room (for), make + way (for).
    * de un sitio a otro = back and forth.
    * de un sitio para otro = on the move.
    * el sitio adecuado en el momento adecuado = the right place at the right time.
    * en algunos sitios = in places.
    * encontrar su sitio = find + a home.
    * en cualquier otro sitio = anywhere else.
    * en cualquier sitio = everywhere, anywhere.
    * en estado de sitio = in a state of siege, under siege.
    * enlaces a sitios web = sitation.
    * en ningún sitio = anywhere along the line, nowhere.
    * en otro sitio = down the road, elsewhere, somewhere else.
    * en su sitio = in place.
    * en un sitio seguro = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * estar en el sitio justo en el momento preciso = be on the spot.
    * fijar una nota en un sitio público = post.
    * hacerse sitio = carve + niche.
    * hacer sitio = make + place.
    * hacer sitio a = make + room (for), make + way (for).
    * ir a otro sitio = go + elsewhere.
    * ir de un sitio a otro = shunt between.
    * ir de un sitio para otro = run around.
    * mantenerse en su sitio = stand + Posesivo + ground.
    * no llevar a ningún sitio = go + nowhere.
    * no parar mucho en un sitio = live out of + a suitcase.
    * no tener otro sitio donde recurrir = have + nowhere else to turn.
    * pasar de un sitio a otro = travel.
    * pegar una nota en un sitio público = post.
    * persona que cruza la carretera por un sitio no autorizado = jaywalker.
    * poner a Alguien en su sitio = knock + Nombre + off + Posesivo + pedestal, cut + Nombre + down to size.
    * poner en su sitio = put in + place.
    * poner una nota en un sitio público = post.
    * por todos sitios = everywhere.
    * quedarse en el mismo sitio = stay + put.
    * quedarse en el sitio = die + there and then, die on + the spot.
    * que pone a Uno en su sitio = humbling.
    * sin moverse del sitio = in place.
    * sitio aglomerado = crowded quarter.
    * sitio de aterrizaje = landing site.
    * sitio espejo = mirror site.
    * sitio frecuentado = hang out.
    * sitio para las piernas = legroom.
    * sitio pintoresco = beauty spot.
    * sitio web = Web site [website].
    * sitio web de empresa = business site, corporate site.
    * sitio web de información = content site, content Web site.
    * sitio web de universidad = academic site, university site.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( lugar) place

    en el sitio — (Esp fam) dead

    poner a alguien en su sitio — (fam) to put somebody in his/her place

    b) ( espacio) room, space

    ¿hay sitio para todos? — is there (enough) room for everyone?

    c) (plaza, asiento)
    d) (Méx) ( parada de taxis) taxi stand o rank
    e) (Chi) ( terreno urbano) vacant lot
    2) (Mil) siege

    levantar el sitioto raise o lift the siege

    poner sitio a una ciudad — to lay siege to a city, to besiege a city

    * * *
    = locale, spot, site, siege, place, elbow room.

    Ex: Sudak is one of the most beautiful and tranquil locales on the Black Sea coast.

    Ex: There was also a spot from which, if you struck the floor with a hard rap of your heel, you could almost count the reverberations as the sound bounced from floor to ceiling to walls to floor.
    Ex: However, as phone systems improve, you can expect this to change too; more and more, you'll see smaller sites (even individuals home systems) connecting to the Internet.
    Ex: This article shows particular examples of librarians' determination to continue the library services during the siege of Sarajevo.
    Ex: Period and place can also be added to any heading, though there are restrictions on the latter: in certain subjects place takes preference over subject.
    Ex: People will work at a higher level when they have adequate elbow room for decision making.
    * administrador de sitio web = Web manager, webmaster.
    * ansias de cambiar de sitio = itchy feet.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * buen sitio para pescar = fishing spot.
    * buscar en otro sitio = go + elsewhere.
    * como en casa no se está en ningún sitio = there's no place like home.
    * correr de un sitio para otro = rush around.
    * creación de sitio espejo = site mirroring.
    * cruzar la carretera por un sitio no autorizado = jaywalking, jaywalk.
    * dejar sitio a = make + room (for), make + way (for).
    * de un sitio a otro = back and forth.
    * de un sitio para otro = on the move.
    * el sitio adecuado en el momento adecuado = the right place at the right time.
    * en algunos sitios = in places.
    * encontrar su sitio = find + a home.
    * en cualquier otro sitio = anywhere else.
    * en cualquier sitio = everywhere, anywhere.
    * en estado de sitio = in a state of siege, under siege.
    * enlaces a sitios web = sitation.
    * en ningún sitio = anywhere along the line, nowhere.
    * en otro sitio = down the road, elsewhere, somewhere else.
    * en su sitio = in place.
    * en un sitio seguro = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * estar en el sitio justo en el momento preciso = be on the spot.
    * fijar una nota en un sitio público = post.
    * hacerse sitio = carve + niche.
    * hacer sitio = make + place.
    * hacer sitio a = make + room (for), make + way (for).
    * ir a otro sitio = go + elsewhere.
    * ir de un sitio a otro = shunt between.
    * ir de un sitio para otro = run around.
    * mantenerse en su sitio = stand + Posesivo + ground.
    * no llevar a ningún sitio = go + nowhere.
    * no parar mucho en un sitio = live out of + a suitcase.
    * no tener otro sitio donde recurrir = have + nowhere else to turn.
    * pasar de un sitio a otro = travel.
    * pegar una nota en un sitio público = post.
    * persona que cruza la carretera por un sitio no autorizado = jaywalker.
    * poner a Alguien en su sitio = knock + Nombre + off + Posesivo + pedestal, cut + Nombre + down to size.
    * poner en su sitio = put in + place.
    * poner una nota en un sitio público = post.
    * por todos sitios = everywhere.
    * quedarse en el mismo sitio = stay + put.
    * quedarse en el sitio = die + there and then, die on + the spot.
    * que pone a Uno en su sitio = humbling.
    * sin moverse del sitio = in place.
    * sitio aglomerado = crowded quarter.
    * sitio de aterrizaje = landing site.
    * sitio espejo = mirror site.
    * sitio frecuentado = hang out.
    * sitio para las piernas = legroom.
    * sitio pintoresco = beauty spot.
    * sitio web = Web site [website].
    * sitio web de empresa = business site, corporate site.
    * sitio web de información = content site, content Web site.
    * sitio web de universidad = academic site, university site.

    * * *
    A
    1 (lugar) place
    estuve todo el día yendo de un sitio a otro I spent the whole day going from one place to another
    ¿por qué cambiaste la tele de sitio? why did you move the TV?
    ¡qué sitio tan bonito! what a lovely spot o place!
    pon ese libro en su sitio put that book back in its place o back where it belongs
    déjalo por ahí, en cualquier sitio leave it anywhere over there o over there somewhere
    búscalo bien, en algún sitio tiene que estar have a good look for it, it must be around somewhere
    en el sitio ( fam); dead
    le dio un infarto y se quedó en el sitio he dropped dead of a heart attack
    poner a algn en su sitio ( fam); to put sb in his/her place
    2 ( Inf) Web site
    3 (espacio) room, space
    este sofá ocupa demasiado sitio this sofa takes up too much room o space
    ¿hay sitio para todos? is there (enough) room for everyone?
    hacer sitio to make room
    córrete un poco para hacerme sitio move along a bit and make room for me
    4
    (plaza, asiento): guárdame el sitio keep my seat o place
    le cambié de sitio I changed places with him
    déjale el sitio a esa señora let the lady sit down o give the lady your seat
    por aquí nunca hay sitio para aparcar there's never anywhere o ( AmE) anyplace to park around here
    5 ( Méx) (parada de taxis) taxi stand o rank
    6 ( Chi) (terreno urbano) vacant lot
    Compuesto:
    Web site
    B ( Mil) siege
    levantar el sitio to raise o lift the siege
    poner sitio a una ciudad to lay siege to a city, to besiege a city
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    Del verbo sitiar: ( conjugate sitiar)

    sitio es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    sitió es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
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    sitio
    sitiar ( conjugate sitiar) verbo transitivo
    a) (Mil) to besiege;



    sitio sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) ( lugar) place;


    cambié la tele de sitio I moved the TV;
    déjalo en cualquier sitio leave it anywhere;
    tiene que estar en algún sitio it must be around somewhere

    ¿hay sitio para todos? is there (enough) room for everyone?;

    hacer sitio to make room
    c) (plaza, asiento):

    guárdame el sitio keep my seat o place;

    le cambié el sitio I changed places with him
    d) (Inf): tb


    e) (Méx) ( parada de taxis) taxi stand o rank


    2 (Mil) siege
    sitiar verbo transitivo to besiege
    sitio 1 sustantivo masculino
    1 (espacio) room: no hay sitio para tres, there is no room for three
    hazme un sitio en el sofá, make room for me on the sofa
    2 (lugar) place: lo he leído en algún sitio, I've read it somewhere
    en cualquier sitio, anywhere
    en todos los sitios, everywhere
    3 (posición, lugar, función) place: éste no es mi sitio, this isn't my place
    ♦ Locuciones: poner a alguien en su sitio, to put sb in his/her place
    figurado quedarse en el sitio, to die
    sitio 2 m Mil siege
    ' sitio' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    achicar
    - adorno
    - amarre
    - aparte
    - cambiar
    - camino
    - cerco
    - comunicar
    - conducir
    - cualquier
    - dejar
    - destartalar
    - distribuir
    - entrañable
    - escabullirse
    - esnob
    - espacio
    - estado
    - estancia
    - guardar
    - hueca
    - hueco
    - ideal
    - llevarse
    - parte
    - permanecer
    - poner
    - punta
    - recoger
    - replantar
    - rodar
    - sacar
    - santuario
    - tal
    - torno
    - ver
    - viaje
    - volver
    - coger
    - gallinero
    - habitual
    - lado
    - obra
    - otro
    - puesto
    - traer
    - trasladar
    English:
    accessible
    - anywhere
    - approach
    - back
    - beauty spot
    - behind
    - belong
    - below
    - bombed-out
    - bottleneck
    - bursting
    - bust
    - busy
    - capture
    - change
    - change around
    - congested
    - convenient
    - cool
    - cut off
    - dark
    - death trap
    - definite
    - depart
    - desert
    - desolate
    - dismal
    - displacement
    - distant
    - drown
    - dull
    - dump
    - else
    - fashionable
    - feel
    - for
    - friendly
    - from
    - go
    - godforsaken
    - golf club
    - grim
    - hole
    - improve
    - in
    - inhospitable
    - inner
    - intimate
    - joint
    - jump out
    * * *
    sitio nm
    1. [lugar] place;
    lo tengo que haber dejado en algún sitio I must have left it somewhere;
    estuve una hora buscando un sitio para aparcar it took me an hour to find somewhere to park;
    cambiar de sitio (con alguien) to change places (with sb);
    cambié los muebles de sitio I changed the furniture round;
    en otro sitio elsewhere;
    en todos los sitios everywhere;
    hacer un sitio a alguien to make room for sb;
    Fam
    en el sitio: un camión lo atropelló y lo dejó en el sitio he was hit by a truck and died on the spot;
    le dio un ataque al corazón y se quedó en el sitio she had a heart attack and dropped dead on the spot;
    Fam
    poner a alguien en su sitio to put sb in their place
    2. [asiento] place, seat;
    está sentado en mi sitio you're sitting in my place o seat;
    no queda ni un sitio (libre) there isn't a single free seat;
    ¿me guardas un sitio? will you save me a place o seat?
    3. [espacio] room, space;
    aquí hay sitio para tres personas there's room o space for three people here;
    no va a haber sitio para todos there isn't going to be enough room o space for everybody;
    hacer sitio a alguien to make room for sb;
    ocupa mucho sitio it takes up a lot of room o space;
    no queda más sitio there's no more room;
    no tengo sitio para tantos libros I don't have enough room o space for all those books
    4. [cerco] siege
    5. Informát site
    sitio web website
    6. Méx [granja] small farm
    7. Méx [parada de taxis] taxi Br rank o US stand
    8. Chile [terreno] Br plot of land, US lot
    * * *
    m
    1 place;
    poner las cosas en su sitio fig straighten things out
    2 ( espacio) room;
    hacer sitio make room;
    ocupar mucho sitio take up a lot of room o space
    * * *
    sitio nm
    1) lugar: place, site
    vámonos a otro sitio: let's go somewhere else
    2) espacio: room, space
    hacer sitio a: to make room for
    3) : siege
    estado de sitio: state of siege
    4) Mex : taxi stand
    * * *
    1. (lugar) place
    2. (espacio) room

    Spanish-English dictionary > sitio

  • 3 ¡estamos arreglados

    ¡estamos arreglados
    familiar that's all we needed!

    Spanish-English dictionary > ¡estamos arreglados

  • 4 ¡estamos siempre con la misma canción!

    ¡estamos siempre con la misma canción!
    familiar here we go again!

    Spanish-English dictionary > ¡estamos siempre con la misma canción!

  • 5 ¡sí que estamos frescos!

    ¡sí que estamos frescos!
    now we're in a fine mess!

    Spanish-English dictionary > ¡sí que estamos frescos!

  • 6 mientras estamos en ello

    Ex. While we're at it, let's get rid of locutions that imply that men are inherently better than women.
    * * *

    Ex: While we're at it, let's get rid of locutions that imply that men are inherently better than women.

    Spanish-English dictionary > mientras estamos en ello

  • 7 no + soy/estoy/estás/eres/es/está/somos/estamos/sois/estáis/son/están

    = ain't [am/is/are + not]
    Ex. The article 'Catfish ain't ugly' reviews the range of Web sites providing information about the catfish in the USA and places to go to fish for catfish.
    * * *
    = ain't [am/is/are + not]

    Ex: The article 'Catfish ain't ugly' reviews the range of Web sites providing information about the catfish in the USA and places to go to fish for catfish.

    Spanish-English dictionary > no + soy/estoy/estás/eres/es/está/somos/estamos/sois/estáis/son/están

  • 8 ya que estamos en ello

    Ex. While we're at it, let's get rid of locutions that imply that men are inherently better than women.
    * * *

    Ex: While we're at it, let's get rid of locutions that imply that men are inherently better than women.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ya que estamos en ello

  • 9 estamos en las mismas

    we're no better off than before, we're no further forward

    Spanish-English dictionary > estamos en las mismas

  • 10 estamos apańados

    • that's all there is to it
    • that's ancient history

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > estamos apańados

  • 11 todos estamos del mismo lado

    • we
    • we are sorry

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > todos estamos del mismo lado

  • 12 ya estamos

    • here there and everywhere
    • here you are

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > ya estamos

  • 13 estamos apañados

    intj.
    that's all we needed.

    Spanish-English dictionary > estamos apañados

  • 14 ya estamos

    intj.
    here we are.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ya estamos

  • 15 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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    a
    A,
    a sustantivo femenino (pl aes) (read as /a/) the letter A, a

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

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  • 16 abocado

    adj.
    medium-dry.
    m.
    avocado.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: abocar.
    * * *
    1→ link=abocar abocar
    1 (expuesto) exposed to
    2 (vino) medium dry, smooth
    * * *
    ADJ [vino] smooth, pleasant; [jerez] medium-sweet
    * * *
    - da adjetivo

    abocado a algo: un plan abocado al fracaso a plan doomed to fail o to failure; están abocados a un desastre — they are heading for disaster

    b) (AmL frml) [estar] ( dedicado)

    abocado a algoa una campaña/causa devoted to something

    * * *
    ----
    * abocado a = fated to, set on.
    * abocado al fracaso = failing, doomed.
    * abocado al fracaso desde el comienzo = doomed from + the outset, doomed from + the start.
    * abocado al fracaso desde el comienzo = doomed from + the beginning.
    * abocado al fracaso desde el principio = doomed from + the beginning.
    * abocado al fracaso desde el principio = doomed from + the start, doomed from + the outset, doomed to + failure from its inception, doomed to + failure.
    * abocado a + Verbo = doomed to + Verbo.
    * estar abocado = be poised.
    * estar abocado a = be poised to.
    * estar abocado a ser = be doomed.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo

    abocado a algo: un plan abocado al fracaso a plan doomed to fail o to failure; están abocados a un desastre — they are heading for disaster

    b) (AmL frml) [estar] ( dedicado)

    abocado a algoa una campaña/causa devoted to something

    * * *
    * abocado a = fated to, set on.
    * abocado al fracaso = failing, doomed.
    * abocado al fracaso desde el comienzo = doomed from + the outset, doomed from + the start.
    * abocado al fracaso desde el comienzo = doomed from + the beginning.
    * abocado al fracaso desde el principio = doomed from + the beginning.
    * abocado al fracaso desde el principio = doomed from + the start, doomed from + the outset, doomed to + failure from its inception, doomed to + failure.
    * abocado a + Verbo = doomed to + Verbo.
    * estar abocado = be poised.
    * estar abocado a = be poised to.
    * estar abocado a ser = be doomed.
    * * *
    abocado -da
    A
    1 (encaminado) abocado A algo:
    un plan abocado al fracaso a plan doomed to fail o to failure, a plan destined to fail
    están abocados a un desastre they are heading for a disaster
    2
    (CS frml) (dedicado) abocado A algo: la gran tarea a la que se hallan abocados the great task upon which they have embarked o which they have taken upon themselves
    estamos abocados a la reorganización del partido we have set about the task of reorganizing the party
    B ‹vino› smooth and slightly sweet
    * * *

    Del verbo abocar: ( conjugate abocar)

    abocado es:

    el participio

    abocado,-a adjetivo doomed: ese negocio está abocado a la ruina, that business is doomed to ruin
    ' abocado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abocada
    - condenada
    - condenado
    * * *
    abocado, -a adj
    1. [destinado]
    estar abocado a to be heading for;
    este proyecto está abocado al fracaso this project is heading for failure
    2. [vino] = blended from sweet and dry wines
    3. CSur [dedicado] allocated (a to);
    el presupuesto abocado a la investigación the research budget, the budgetary resources allocated to research
    * * *
    I adj doomed;
    abocado al fracaso doomed to failure, destined to fail
    II partabocar

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  • 17 abuela

    f.
    1 grandmother; (fig.) old woman, old lady.
    2 grandmother, grandparent.
    * * *
    1 grandmother (familiarmente) grandma, granny
    2 (vieja) old woman
    \
    éramos pocos y parió la abuela familiar as if that wasn't enough, that was all we needed
    no tener abuela familiar not to be afraid of blowing one's own trumpet
    ¡tu abuela! familiar rubbish!
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    = grandmother, granny, gran, grandma.
    Ex. If we can regard the card catalog as a tool that has been terrific and one about which our grandchildren going to the Smithsonian Institution will say, 'That's what my grandmother used in the olden days,' then we're on our way to letting it die with dignity = Si podemos considerar el catálogo de fichas como una herramienta que ha sido fabulosa y de la que nuestros nietos cuando vayan a la Institución Smithsoniana digan, "Esto es lo que mi abuela usaba antiguamente", entonces estamos empezando a dejarlo morir con dignidad.
    Ex. An ambitious study of the interrelationships of folklore and literature, this book resuscitates the figure of the granny using oral history and fieldwork.
    Ex. Bring back the paddling pool so that mothers and grans can safely take children for a cheap day out; picnic and paddle safely like we used to in the 40s and 50s.
    Ex. This tool enables people to click on the type of person they're having difficulty in choosing a gift for (e.g. mum, dad, granddad, grandma etc) and provides a selection of the most popular present for that person.
    ----
    * abuela materna = maternal grandmother.
    * tía abuela = great-aunt.
    * * *
    = grandmother, granny, gran, grandma.

    Ex: If we can regard the card catalog as a tool that has been terrific and one about which our grandchildren going to the Smithsonian Institution will say, 'That's what my grandmother used in the olden days,' then we're on our way to letting it die with dignity = Si podemos considerar el catálogo de fichas como una herramienta que ha sido fabulosa y de la que nuestros nietos cuando vayan a la Institución Smithsoniana digan, "Esto es lo que mi abuela usaba antiguamente", entonces estamos empezando a dejarlo morir con dignidad.

    Ex: An ambitious study of the interrelationships of folklore and literature, this book resuscitates the figure of the granny using oral history and fieldwork.
    Ex: Bring back the paddling pool so that mothers and grans can safely take children for a cheap day out; picnic and paddle safely like we used to in the 40s and 50s.
    Ex: This tool enables people to click on the type of person they're having difficulty in choosing a gift for (e.g. mum, dad, granddad, grandma etc) and provides a selection of the most popular present for that person.
    * abuela materna = maternal grandmother.
    * tía abuela = great-aunt.

    * * *

     

    abuela sustantivo femenino
    1 grandmother
    familiar grandma, granny
    2 figurado old woman: las abuelas se reúnen en la plaza a conversar, the elderly ladies gather in the square to have a chat
    ♦ Locuciones: no tener abuela, to blow one's own trumpet
    ' abuela' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dietario
    - distraer
    - mensual
    - ocho
    - remotamente
    - tía
    - yaya
    - abuelo
    - criar
    - nana
    - regalonear
    English:
    blow
    - dead
    - grandmother
    - great-aunt
    - inherit
    - by
    - grand
    - great
    * * *
    f
    1 grandmother;
    ¡cuéntaselo a tu abuela! fam tell me another one fam, Br
    pull the other one! fam ;
    no tener abuela, no necesitar abuela fam be good at blowing one’s own trumpet
    2 fam
    persona mayor old lady
    * * *
    abuela nf
    1) : grandmother
    2) : old woman
    3)
    ¡tu abuela! fam : no way!, forget about it!
    * * *
    abuela n grandmother / grandma / granny [pl. grannies]

    Spanish-English dictionary > abuela

  • 18 acercarse

    pron.v.
    1 to approach, to come near, draw near, to come close to.
    2 to be reconciled (amantes).
    3 acercarse a (Comp.), to close in on.
    * * *
    1 (aproximarse) to be near
    2 (ir) to go
    3 (visitar) to drop in, drop by
    * * *
    to approach, get closer
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=aproximarse)
    a) [al hablante] to come closer; [a algo alejado del hablante] to get closer

    acércate, que te vea — come closer so that I can see you

    no te acerques más, que te puedes quemar — don't get any closer, you could burn yourself

    al ver que se acercaban, el conductor se paró — when he saw them coming closer o approaching, the driver stopped

    acercarse a: no te acerques tanto a la mesa — don't get so close to the table

    me acerqué a la ventanaI went up o over to the window

    señores pasajeros, nos estamos acercando a Heathrow — ladies and gentlemen, we're approaching Heathrow

    el paro se acerca al 10% — unemployment is approaching 10%

    b) (=abordar)

    acercarse a algn[al hablante] to come up to sb; [lejos del hablante] to go up to sb

    c)
    2) [en el tiempo] [acontecimiento, momento] to get closer, get nearer

    ya se acercan las vacaciones — the holidays are nearly here, the holidays are getting closer o nearer

    acercarse a[+ fecha] to approach; [+ situación] to get closer to

    3) (=ir)
    4) (=parecerse)

    acercarse a algo, nuestros gustos se acercan más a la ópera — our tastes tend more towards opera

    * * *
    Ex. Many things do not have to be perfect, just in the ballpark.
    * * *

    Ex: Many things do not have to be perfect, just in the ballpark.

    * * *

     

    ■acercarse verbo reflexivo
    1 to approach [a, -]
    2 (desplazarse) to go
    (venir) to come: dijeron que esta tarde se acercarían por aquí, they said they'd come around here this afternoon
    ' acercarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acercar
    - aproximar
    - arrimar
    - juntar
    - rondar
    English:
    approach
    - come up
    - creep
    - edge
    - go over to
    - go up
    - keep off
    - march up to
    - near
    - ride up
    - sneak
    - up
    - walk up
    - zoom in
    - clear
    - close
    - come
    - distance
    - draw
    - go
    - gravitate
    - keep
    - move
    - pull
    - stay
    - walk
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [en el espacio] to come closer, to approach;
    acércate más, que no te oigo come closer, I can't hear you;
    acércate un poco más a la ventana move a bit closer to the window;
    acércate a ver esto come and have a look at this;
    no te acerques al precipicio don't go near the edge;
    se me acercó una mujer para preguntarme la hora a woman came up to me and asked me the time;
    Fig
    se acercó a él en busca de protección she turned to him for protection
    2. [ir] to go;
    [venir] to come;
    se acercó a la tienda a por pan she popped out to the shops for some bread;
    acércate por aquí un día de estos come over and see us some time
    3. [en el tiempo] [fecha, estación, elecciones] to draw nearer, to approach;
    se acerca la Navidad Christmas is coming;
    nos acercamos al verano it will soon be summer
    4. [parecerse]
    acercarse a to resemble;
    su estilo se acerca más a la poesía que a la prosa his style is closer to poetry than to prose
    5. [en negociaciones] [países, bandos] to come closer;
    sus posturas se han acercado mucho en las últimas semanas the differences between them have narrowed considerably over recent weeks
    * * *
    v/r
    1 approach; de fecha draw near;
    se acercó a mí she came up to me o approached me;
    no te acerques a la pared don’t get close to the wall;
    ¡acércate! come closer!
    2 ir go;
    me acercaré a tu casa I’ll drop by
    3 de grupos, países develop closer ties
    * * *
    vr
    aproximarse, arrimarse: to approach, to draw near
    * * *
    acercarse vb to get nearer / to get closer

    Spanish-English dictionary > acercarse

  • 19 acorde

    adj.
    1 in agreement (conforme).
    estar acorde con to be in keeping with
    2 harmonious, tuned, in tune.
    m.
    chord (Music).
    * * *
    1 in agreement, agreed
    1 MÚSICA chord
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1)

    acorde a o con — [+ situación, posición] appropriate to; [+ ley, directiva] in conformity o compliance with

    su comportamiento fue acorde a o con las circunstancias — her behaviour was appropriate to the circumstances

    un motor acorde a o con las normas ecológicas — an engine that complies with environmental regulations

    2) frm (=coincidente)

    estar acordes — to be agreed, be in agreement

    3) (Mús) harmonious
    2.
    SM (Mús) chord
    * * *
    I

    colores acordescolors that go o blend well together

    acorde con or a algo — appropriate to something, in keeping with something

    b) < sonidos> harmonious
    II
    masculino chord
    * * *
    = chord.
    Ex. Chords are based on harmony, using every second note in a dominant scale, starting with the root note.
    ----
    * acorde con = consistent with.
    * estar de acorde con = be commensurate with.
    * ser acorde con = be commensurate with.
    * * *
    I

    colores acordescolors that go o blend well together

    acorde con or a algo — appropriate to something, in keeping with something

    b) < sonidos> harmonious
    II
    masculino chord
    * * *

    Ex: Chords are based on harmony, using every second note in a dominant scale, starting with the root note.

    * acorde con = consistent with.
    * estar de acorde con = be commensurate with.
    * ser acorde con = be commensurate with.

    * * *
    1
    (en armonía): tienen posturas acordes they hold the same views
    estamos todos acordes we are all agreed o in agreement
    colores acordes colors that go o blend well together
    con un salario acorde with a salary to match
    acorde CON or A algo appropriate TO sth, in keeping WITH sth
    en un lenguaje poco acorde con la ocasión in terms which were hardly appropriate to o in keeping with the occasion
    una vestimenta más acorde a las circunstancias a more suitable outfit for the occasion, an outfit more in keeping with the occasion
    2 ‹sonidos› harmonious
    los instrumentos están acordes the instruments are in tune o in harmony
    chord
    a los acordes de una marcha militar to the strains of a march
    * * *

     

    Del verbo acordar: ( conjugate acordar)

    acordé es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    acordar    
    acorde
    acordar ( conjugate acordar) verbo transitivo términos to agree;
    precio/fecha to agree (on)
    ■ verbo intransitivo (Andes) ( recordar) acordele a algn de hacer algo/que haga algo to remind sb to do sth
    acordarse verbo pronominal
    to remember;

    acordese de algn/algo to remember sb/sth;
    no quiero ni acordeme I don't even want to think about it;
    acordese de hacer algo (de una acción que hay/había que realizar) to remember to do sth;

    ( de una acción que ya se realizó) to remember o recall doing sth;
    se acordó de haberlo visto allí she remembered o recalled seeing him there;

    acordese (de) que … to remember that …
    acorde adjetivo ( en armonía) ‹ sonidos harmonious;
    colores acordes colors that go o blend well together;
    con un salario acorde with a salary to match;
    acorde con or a algo appropriate to sth, in keeping with sth
    ■ sustantivo masculino (Mús) chord
    acordar verbo transitivo to agree: los sindicatos acordaron convocar una huelga, the trade unions agreed to call a strike ➣ Ver nota en agree
    acorde
    I adjetivo in agreement
    II m Mús chord

    ' acorde' also found in these entries:
    English:
    chord
    - discord
    - match
    * * *
    adj
    1. [conforme]
    todos se mostraron acordes con la decisión everyone agreed with the decision;
    estuvieron acordes en aplazar la reunión they agreed to postpone the meeting;
    tienen puntos de vista acordes they see some things the same way
    2. [en consonancia]
    acorde a o [m5]con: recibirán una ayuda acorde a sus necesidades the aid they receive will be appropriate to their needs;
    vestía un traje acorde con la ceremonia the dress she was wearing was appropriate for the ceremony;
    nm
    Mús chord;
    desfilaron a los acordes del himno nacional they marched to the strains of the national anthem
    * * *
    I adj
    :
    acorde con in keeping with;
    estar acorde con con alguien be in agreement with; de reglamento, principios, creencias etc be in keeping with
    II m MÚS chord
    * * *
    acorde adj
    1) : in agreement, in accordance
    2)
    acorde con : in keeping with
    acorde nm
    : chord

    Spanish-English dictionary > acorde

  • 20 acostumbrado

    adj.
    1 accustomed, wonted, used.
    2 usual, habitual, customary, matter-of-course.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: acostumbrar.
    * * *
    1→ link=acostumbrar acostumbrar
    1 (persona) accustomed (a, to), used (a, to)
    2 (hecho) usual, customary
    * * *
    (f. - acostumbrada)
    adj.
    2) usual, customary
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=normal) usual, customary frm
    2)

    ya estoy acostumbrado a que no me entiendanI'm used to o frm accustomed to not being understood

    3)

    bien acostumbrado: su marido está muy bien acostumbrado — her husband is very well trained

    mal acostumbrado: sus hijos están muy mal acostumbrados — her children are very spoilt

    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( habituado)

    acostumbrado a + inf — used to -ing

    acostumbrado a que + subj: está acostumbrado a que le sirvan he's used to being served; no estoy acostumbrado a que me traten así — I am not accustomed o used to being treated like that

    b) ( habitual) customary, usual
    * * *
    = customary, usual, habitual.
    Ex. What I'm getting at is this: At least in the CIP entry that I have seen, LC, following customary practice, made a title entry for the main title, 'Women in Librarianship', but nothing under Melvil's 'Rib Symposium'.
    Ex. It had three novel features: relative location, instead of the more usual fixed location.
    Ex. A new study confirms that male gender, obesity, and weight gain are key determinants of habitual snoring in the adult population.
    ----
    * estar acostumbrado a = be familiar with, be no stranger to, be used to.
    * estar acostumbrado a + Infinitivo = be accustomed to + Gerundio.
    * estar bastante acostumbrado a = be all too familiar with.
    * estar muy acostumbrado a = be all too familiar with.
    * no acostumbrado a = unfamiliar with.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( habituado)

    acostumbrado a + inf — used to -ing

    acostumbrado a que + subj: está acostumbrado a que le sirvan he's used to being served; no estoy acostumbrado a que me traten así — I am not accustomed o used to being treated like that

    b) ( habitual) customary, usual
    * * *
    = customary, usual, habitual.

    Ex: What I'm getting at is this: At least in the CIP entry that I have seen, LC, following customary practice, made a title entry for the main title, 'Women in Librarianship', but nothing under Melvil's 'Rib Symposium'.

    Ex: It had three novel features: relative location, instead of the more usual fixed location.
    Ex: A new study confirms that male gender, obesity, and weight gain are key determinants of habitual snoring in the adult population.
    * estar acostumbrado a = be familiar with, be no stranger to, be used to.
    * estar acostumbrado a + Infinitivo = be accustomed to + Gerundio.
    * estar bastante acostumbrado a = be all too familiar with.
    * estar muy acostumbrado a = be all too familiar with.
    * no acostumbrado a = unfamiliar with.

    * * *
    1
    (habituado): lo tiene muy bien acostumbrado she has him very well trained
    los niños estan muy mal acostumbrados the children are very spoilt
    acostumbrado A algo used TO sth
    estoy acostumbrado al frío I'm used to the cold
    acostumbrado A + INF used TO -ING
    estamos acostumbrados a cenar temprano we're used to having dinner early
    está acostumbrada a encontrárselo todo hecho she's accustomed o used to having everything done for her
    acostumbrado A QUE + SUBJ:
    está acostumbrado a que se lo lleven enseguida he's used to having it taken to him right away
    no estoy acostumbrado a que me traten así I am not accustomed o used to being treated like that
    2 (habitual) customary, usual
    con su acostumbrada tranquilidad with her usual o customary calmness
    * * *

     

    Del verbo acostumbrar: ( conjugate acostumbrar)

    acostumbrado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    acostumbrado    
    acostumbrar
    acostumbrado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) ( habituado):


    acostumbrado a algo/hacer algo used to sth/doing sth;
    estamos acostumbrados a cenar temprano we're used to having dinner early;
    está acostumbrado a que le sirvan he's used to being served

    acostumbrar ( conjugate acostumbrar) verbo transitivo acostumbrado a algn a algo/hacer algo to get sb used to sth/doing sth
    verbo intransitivo: acostumbrado a hacer algo to be accustomed to doing sth, be in the habit of doing sth
    acostumbrarse verbo pronominal acostumbradose a algo/algn to get used to sth/sb;
    acostumbradose a hacer algo to get used to doing sth
    acostumbrado,-a adjetivo
    1 usual, customary 2 estar acostumbrado, (estar habituado a algo) to be used to: estoy acostumbrada a coger el metro, I'm used to taking the subway ➣ Ver nota en soler
    acostumbrar
    I vi (tener por costumbre) to be in the habit of: acostumbra a contar cuanto le sucede, he's in the habit of telling everything that happens to him
    acostumbramos a comer a las dos, we usually have lunch at two o'clock
    II vtr (inculcar un hábito) to get (somebody) used [a, to]: acostumbró a su hija a dormir la siesta, she got her daughter used to taking a siesta
    ' acostumbrado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acostumbrada
    - hecha
    - hecho
    - soler
    English:
    accustom
    - attuned to
    - unaccustomed
    - used
    - accustomed
    - customary
    - habitual
    - usual
    - way
    * * *
    acostumbrado, -a adj
    1. [habitual] usual;
    lo hizo con su acostumbrada tranquilidad she did it with her customary calm;
    la temporada comienza esta año antes de lo acostumbrado the season begins earlier than usual this year
    2. [habituado]
    estamos acostumbrados we're used to it;
    estar acostumbrado a algo to be used to sth;
    estoy acostumbrado a la lluvia I'm used to the rain;
    estar acostumbrado a hacer algo to be used to doing sth;
    está acostumbrada a madrugar she's used to getting up early;
    no está acostumbrado a que le den órdenes he's not used to taking orders from people;
    ya nos tiene acostumbrados a sus excentricidades we're used to his eccentric behaviour by now
    * * *
    adj
    1 ( habitual) usual
    2
    :
    * * *
    acostumbrado, -da adj
    1) habituado: accustomed
    2) habitual: usual, customary
    * * *
    acostumbrado adj usual

    Spanish-English dictionary > acostumbrado

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