Перевод: с испанского на все языки

fireworks

  • 1 W

    f.
    1 w, letter w.
    2 W, tungsten.
    * * *
    W
    1 ( vatio) watt; (símbolo) W
    * * *
    I
    ['uβe 'doβle]
    LAm ['doβle be] SF (=letra) W, w II ABR
    = vatio w
    * * *
    w femenino ( read as ['doβle βe, 'doβle u] or (Esp) ['doβle 'uβe, 'uβe 'ðoβle]) the letter W, w
    * * *
    ----
    * operador (W) = (W) operator.
    * w (vatio) = watt (w).
    * * *
    w femenino ( read as ['doβle βe, 'doβle u] or (Esp) ['doβle 'uβe, 'uβe 'ðoβle]) the letter W, w
    * * *
    w (vatio)
    (n.) = watt (w)

    Ex: The power requirement ranged from 45.48 to 51.60 watts.

    * operador (W) = (W) operator.
    * w (vatio) = watt (w).
    * * *
    W, w
    read as /ˈdoβle βe/, /ˈdoβle u/ or ( Esp) /ˈuβe ˈðoβle/, /ˈdoβle ˈuβe/
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    W    
    w.
    W,
    w sustantivo femenino ( read as /'doBle Be/, /'doBle u/ or (Esp) /'doBle 'uBe/, /'uBe 'ðoBle/) the letter W, w

    W, w f (letra) W, w

    'W' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    O
    - doble
    - O.
    - uve
    - w.
    English:
    afterwards
    - anyone
    - award
    - awash
    - awoke
    - awoken
    - baby-walker
    - bewildered
    - bewildering
    - bewitch
    - bewitching
    - bodywork
    - bourgeois
    - bourgeoisie
    - brushwood
    - busywork
    - byword
    - catchword
    - chairwoman
    - chihuahua
    - co-worker
    - countrywoman
    - daisywheel
    - dishwasher
    - dishwasherproof
    - dishwater
    - Dutchwoman
    - earthworm
    - earwig
    - Englishwoman
    - everyone
    - eyewash
    - eyewitness
    - firewood
    - fireworks
    - forewarn
    - foreword
    - forward
    - four-wheel drive
    - freewheel
    - Frenchwoman
    - freshwater
    - glow-worm
    - handiwork
    - hero-worship
    - iguana
    - Irishwoman
    - jaywalk
    - jaywalker
    - jaywalking
    * * *
    W, w nf
    [letra] W, w
    * * *
    w nf
    : twenty-fourth letter of the Spanish alphabet

    Spanish-English dictionary > W

  • 2 artificial

    adj.
    artificial.
    * * *
    1 artificial
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ [flor, luz, inseminación] artificial; [material] artificial, man-made
    * * *
    adjetivo <flor/satélite/sonrisa> artificial; < fibra> man-made, artificial
    * * *
    = artificial, contrived, cardboard, theatrical, inauthentic.
    Ex. The abstracts in Appendix 2.2 are a little artificial since they relate to a part of this book.
    Ex. Fraktur, cut with a contrived formality that belied its cursive origins, became the most successful of all the gothic types, surviving as a book face in Germany until the mid twentieth century.
    Ex. If the plot is trite, the characters cardboard and the action totally implausible and illogical these things do not matter so long as the reader is happy.
    Ex. The novel is about a contrite sinner who finds penitence through a 'cunning' that is theatrical.
    Ex. Much of the culture of Western democracies has increasingly become inauthentic or phony.
    ----
    * campo de césped artificial = all-weather pitch.
    * campo de hierba artificial = all-weather pitch.
    * centro de esquí artificial = dry ski centre.
    * césped artificial = artificial grass, artificial turf.
    * colorante artificial para alimentos = food colouring.
    * con sabor artificial = artificially flavoured.
    * edulcorante artificial = artificial sweetener.
    * fuegos artificiales = firework display.
    * hierba artificial = artificial grass, artificial turf.
    * iluminación artificial = artificial lighting.
    * inseminación artificial = artificial insemination.
    * inteligencia artificial = machine intelligence.
    * lenguaje artificial = artificial language.
    * luz artificial = artificial light.
    * pista de esquí artificial = dry slope, dry ski slope.
    * pulmón artificial = lung-machine.
    * ventilación artificial = artificial ventilation.
    * * *
    adjetivo <flor/satélite/sonrisa> artificial; < fibra> man-made, artificial
    * * *
    = artificial, contrived, cardboard, theatrical, inauthentic.

    Ex: The abstracts in Appendix 2.2 are a little artificial since they relate to a part of this book.

    Ex: Fraktur, cut with a contrived formality that belied its cursive origins, became the most successful of all the gothic types, surviving as a book face in Germany until the mid twentieth century.
    Ex: If the plot is trite, the characters cardboard and the action totally implausible and illogical these things do not matter so long as the reader is happy.
    Ex: The novel is about a contrite sinner who finds penitence through a 'cunning' that is theatrical.
    Ex: Much of the culture of Western democracies has increasingly become inauthentic or phony.
    * campo de césped artificial = all-weather pitch.
    * campo de hierba artificial = all-weather pitch.
    * centro de esquí artificial = dry ski centre.
    * césped artificial = artificial grass, artificial turf.
    * colorante artificial para alimentos = food colouring.
    * con sabor artificial = artificially flavoured.
    * edulcorante artificial = artificial sweetener.
    * fuegos artificiales = firework display.
    * hierba artificial = artificial grass, artificial turf.
    * iluminación artificial = artificial lighting.
    * inseminación artificial = artificial insemination.
    * inteligencia artificial = machine intelligence.
    * lenguaje artificial = artificial language.
    * luz artificial = artificial light.
    * pista de esquí artificial = dry slope, dry ski slope.
    * pulmón artificial = lung-machine.
    * ventilación artificial = artificial ventilation.

    * * *
    1 ‹flor/satélite› artificial; ‹fibra› man-made, artificial
    2 ‹persona/sonrisa› artificial, false
    * * *

    artificial adjetivo ‹flor/satélite/sonrisa artificial;
    fibra man-made, artificial
    artificial adjetivo
    1 artificial
    2 Tex man-made o synthetic
    ' artificial' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bengala
    - canal
    - cohete
    - colorante
    - fecundación
    - inseminación
    - inteligencia
    - natural
    - ortopédica
    - ortopédico
    - postiza
    - postizo
    - respiración
    - riñón
    - satélite
    - trabajada
    - trabajado
    - gruta
    - pantano
    English:
    artificial
    - artificial insemination
    - artificial intelligence
    - banger
    - bank
    - contrived
    - cracker
    - forced
    - fuse
    - life-support
    - limb
    - man-made
    - snow machine
    - stilted
    - floodlight
    - kidney
    - kiss
    - man
    - plastic
    - satellite
    - sweetener
    - ventilator
    * * *
    1. [hecho por el hombre] [flor, lago] artificial;
    [material] man-made, artificial
    2. [no espontáneo] [persona, sonrisa, amabilidad] artificial
    * * *
    adj artificial
    * * *
    1) : artificial, man-made
    2) : feigned, false
    * * *
    artificial adj artificial

    Spanish-English dictionary > artificial

  • 3 carrera informal

    f.
    1 informal career.
    2 fun run.
    * * *
    (n.) = fun run
    Ex. This article gives examples of unusual forms of library promotion -- rallies, comedy competitions, fun runs, fireworks.
    * * *
    (n.) = fun run

    Ex: This article gives examples of unusual forms of library promotion -- rallies, comedy competitions, fun runs, fireworks.

    Spanish-English dictionary > carrera informal

  • 4 cohete

    m.
    rocket.
    cohete espacial space rocket
    cohete propulsor booster (rocket)
    * * *
    1 rocket
    \
    como un cohete familiar like a rocket
    cohete espacial space rocket
    cohete propulsor propulsion rocket
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    1. SM
    1) [gen] rocket

    cohete de señales — flare, distress rocket

    cohete luminoso — flare, distress rocket

    2) Méx * (=pistola) piece *, pistol
    4) Méx (=mecha) blasting fuse
    2.
    ADJ CAm, Méx * (=borracho) drunk, tight *
    * * *
    1) (Espac, Mil) rocket
    2) cohetes masculino plural fireworks (pl); ver tb cuete II 2)
    * * *
    = fireworks, rocket.
    Ex. This article gives examples of unusual forms of library promotion -- rallies, comedy competitions, fun runs, fireworks.
    Ex. The fighter pilot said he was ordered to fire a full salvo of rockets at the UFO moving erratically over the North Sea.
    ----
    * cohete espacial = space rocket.
    * cohete lanzadera = launch rocket.
    * cohetes = rocketry.
    * lanzador de cohetes = rocket launcher.
    * * *
    1) (Espac, Mil) rocket
    2) cohetes masculino plural fireworks (pl); ver tb cuete II 2)
    * * *
    = fireworks, rocket.

    Ex: This article gives examples of unusual forms of library promotion -- rallies, comedy competitions, fun runs, fireworks.

    Ex: The fighter pilot said he was ordered to fire a full salvo of rockets at the UFO moving erratically over the North Sea.
    * cohete espacial = space rocket.
    * cohete lanzadera = launch rocket.
    * cohetes = rocketry.
    * lanzador de cohetes = rocket launcher.

    * * *
    A
    1 ( Espac, Mil) rocket
    2 (en pirotecnia) rocket; (de aviso) flare
    Compuestos:
    cohete anticarro or antitanque
    anti-tank rocket
    jumping jack
    flare
    space rocket
    space probe
    B cohetes mpl fireworks (pl) ver tb cuete2 (↑ cuete (2))
    * * *

     

    cohete sustantivo masculino
    1 (Espac, Mil) rocket
    2
    cohetes sustantivo masculino plural

    fireworks (pl)
    cohete sustantivo masculino
    1 (fuego artificial) fireworks (usu pl)
    2 (propulsado a chorro) rocket
    ' cohete' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    despegue
    - fracaso
    - tirar
    - despegar
    - espacial
    - estela
    - lanzamiento
    - propulsar
    - propulsor
    English:
    blast off
    - launch
    - launching
    - rocket
    - send up
    * * *
    cohete nm
    1. [proyectil] rocket;
    cohetes [fuegos artificiales] fireworks;
    Fam
    escapar o [m5] salir como un cohete to be off like a shot;
    Fam
    no ser como para tirar cohetes to be nothing to write home about;
    RP Fam
    al cohete [en vano] in vain
    2. [vehículo propulsado] rocket
    cohete espacial space rocket;
    cohete multietapa multi-stage rocket
    3. Méx [pistola] pistol;
    [agujero] blasting hole
    * * *
    m rocket
    * * *
    cohete nm
    : rocket
    * * *
    cohete n rocket

    Spanish-English dictionary > cohete

  • 5 cohetería

    SF
    1) (=fábrica) fireworks factory; (=tienda) fireworks shop
    2) (=ciencia) rocketry
    * * *
    Ex. The point being that these systems are very much in their infancy and have a long way to go before they reach the comparable sophistication of space probes and reusable rocketry.
    * * *

    Ex: The point being that these systems are very much in their infancy and have a long way to go before they reach the comparable sophistication of space probes and reusable rocketry.

    * * *
    fireworks factory/shop
    * * *
    [taller] fireworks factory

    Spanish-English dictionary > cohetería

  • 6 completar

    v.
    1 to complete.
    2 to fulfill, to fulfil.
    * * *
    1 (gen) to complete
    2 (acabar) to finish; (perfeccionar) to round off
    * * *
    verb
    to complete, finish
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=terminar) to complete, finish; (=perfeccionar) to finish off, round off; Méx to match
    2) [+ pérdida] to make good
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( terminar) to finish, complete
    2) (AmL) <cuestionario/impreso> to complete, fill out o in
    * * *
    = complete, fill onto, see through + to its completion, fill out, finish, work through, fill in, carry through to + completion, round off, round out.
    Ex. A summary at the end of a document is intended to complete the orientation of the reader, and to identify the significant ideas for the reader to remember.
    Ex. Fill these elements onto a paper form or on to some type of form via an online terminal.
    Ex. I would like to thank all those who at various times throughout the course of the project assisted so ably in seeing the work through to its completion.
    Ex. One of the things that the other two authors and I have done was to find out who filled out these sheets.
    Ex. Activities can be plotted to allow the librarian to determine the most expeditious route that can be taken to finish the event.
    Ex. Some theorists hold that one stage must be completely worked through before the next stage can be entered.
    Ex. The first is dry leafcasting, (a method to fill in missing parts with fibres by suction removal of dust and impregnation with a thermoplastic).
    Ex. The author discusses the development process which began with a concept, continued with the formulation of objectives, and has been carried through to completion.
    Ex. Klaus Ring will round off the plenary sessions with a lecture entitled: 'Are Internet and Print Products Interchangeable Reading Media?' = Klaus Ring culminará las sesiones plenarias el miércoles con una conferencia titulada: "¿Son los Productos Impresos y de Internet Soportes de Lectura Intercambiables?".
    Ex. The second phase of this study will round out the picture sketched by the survey results = La segunda fase de este estudio completará la visión esbozada por los resultados del cuestionario.
    ----
    * completar Algo = complete + the picture.
    * completar el ciclo = come + full circle, bring + Pronombre + full-circle.
    * completar un cupo = meet + quota.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( terminar) to finish, complete
    2) (AmL) <cuestionario/impreso> to complete, fill out o in
    * * *
    = complete, fill onto, see through + to its completion, fill out, finish, work through, fill in, carry through to + completion, round off, round out.

    Ex: A summary at the end of a document is intended to complete the orientation of the reader, and to identify the significant ideas for the reader to remember.

    Ex: Fill these elements onto a paper form or on to some type of form via an online terminal.
    Ex: I would like to thank all those who at various times throughout the course of the project assisted so ably in seeing the work through to its completion.
    Ex: One of the things that the other two authors and I have done was to find out who filled out these sheets.
    Ex: Activities can be plotted to allow the librarian to determine the most expeditious route that can be taken to finish the event.
    Ex: Some theorists hold that one stage must be completely worked through before the next stage can be entered.
    Ex: The first is dry leafcasting, (a method to fill in missing parts with fibres by suction removal of dust and impregnation with a thermoplastic).
    Ex: The author discusses the development process which began with a concept, continued with the formulation of objectives, and has been carried through to completion.
    Ex: Klaus Ring will round off the plenary sessions with a lecture entitled: 'Are Internet and Print Products Interchangeable Reading Media?' = Klaus Ring culminará las sesiones plenarias el miércoles con una conferencia titulada: "¿Son los Productos Impresos y de Internet Soportes de Lectura Intercambiables?".
    Ex: The second phase of this study will round out the picture sketched by the survey results = La segunda fase de este estudio completará la visión esbozada por los resultados del cuestionario.
    * completar Algo = complete + the picture.
    * completar el ciclo = come + full circle, bring + Pronombre + full-circle.
    * completar un cupo = meet + quota.

    * * *
    completar [A1 ]
    vt
    A (terminar) to finish, complete
    le faltan dos meses para completar sus estudios she'll be finishing o completing her course in two months
    con este cromo completo la colección this sticker completes my collection
    los fuegos artificiales completaron las fiestas the fireworks rounded off the festivities
    B ( AmL) (rellenar) to complete, fill out o in
    completar un formulario to fill out o in a form
    completar en letra de imprenta complete in block capitals
    * * *

     

    completar ( conjugate completar) verbo transitivo

    b) (AmL) ‹cuestionario/impreso to complete, fill out o in

    completar verbo transitivo to complete
    ' completar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acabar
    - evaluación
    English:
    complete
    - make
    - supplement
    * * *
    vt
    1. [acabar] to complete;
    completaron la reparación en dos horas they completed the repair in two hours;
    esta obra completa la trilogía this work completes the trilogy
    2. [impreso] to fill out o in
    * * *
    v/t complete
    * * *
    terminar: to complete, to finish
    * * *
    completar vb to complete

    Spanish-English dictionary > completar

  • 7 concentración

    f.
    1 concentration, attention, attentiveness.
    2 focusing, concentration.
    3 mass meeting, political rally, rally.
    4 concentration, quantity of dissolved substances in a liquid solution.
    5 build-up of forces.
    6 compaction.
    7 clustering.
    * * *
    1 (gen) concentration
    2 (de gente) gathering, rally
    \
    concentración parcelaria land consolidation, consolidation
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=centralización) concentration, centralization
    2) [mental] concentration
    3) (=mitin) gathering, meeting, rally; (Dep) [de equipo] base
    4) (Educ)

    concentración escolarrural school at centre of a catchment area

    5) LAm (Com) merger
    * * *
    1) (Psic) concentration
    2)
    a) (Quím) concentration
    b) ( acumulación) concentration
    3) (Pol) rally, mass meeting
    4) (Dep) pre-game o pre-match preparation
    * * *
    = build-up [buildup], concentration, rally.
    Ex. No problem usually with terminals and micros but there could be an undesirable temperature build-up in confined areas.
    Ex. His face wore a look of studious concentration.
    Ex. This article gives examples of unusual forms of library promotion -- rallies, comedy competitions, fun runs, fireworks.
    ----
    * biblioteca de campo de concentración = concentration camp library.
    * campo de concentración = concentration camp, gulag, internment camp .
    * concentración de ozono = ozone concentration.
    * concentración militar = military build-up.
    * curva de concentración de Lorenz = Lorenz curve of concentration.
    * pérdida de concentración = lapse of concentration.
    * * *
    1) (Psic) concentration
    2)
    a) (Quím) concentration
    b) ( acumulación) concentration
    3) (Pol) rally, mass meeting
    4) (Dep) pre-game o pre-match preparation
    * * *
    = build-up [buildup], concentration, rally.

    Ex: No problem usually with terminals and micros but there could be an undesirable temperature build-up in confined areas.

    Ex: His face wore a look of studious concentration.
    Ex: This article gives examples of unusual forms of library promotion -- rallies, comedy competitions, fun runs, fireworks.
    * biblioteca de campo de concentración = concentration camp library.
    * campo de concentración = concentration camp, gulag, internment camp.
    * concentración de ozono = ozone concentration.
    * concentración militar = military build-up.
    * curva de concentración de Lorenz = Lorenz curve of concentration.
    * pérdida de concentración = lapse of concentration.

    * * *
    A ( Psic) concentration
    tiene un gran poder de concentración she has great powers of concentration
    B
    1 ( Quím) concentration
    2 (acumulación) concentration
    la concentración de la riqueza en manos de unos pocos the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few
    grandes concentraciones urbanas large conurbations, large urban areas
    C ( Pol) rally, mass meeting
    D ( Dep) pre-game o pre-match preparation
    * * *

    concentración sustantivo femenino
    a) (Psic, Quim) concentration;




    concentración sustantivo femenino
    1 (de la atención, fuerzas, etc) concentration
    2 (de personas, manifestantes) gathering
    (de vehículos) rally
    (de equipo) base
    3 Quím (de una solución) concentration
    ' concentración' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    campo
    - riqueza
    - atención
    - exigir
    English:
    attention span
    - concentration
    - concentration camp
    - hard
    - nonviolent
    - strength
    - build
    - disturb
    - power
    - rally
    * * *
    1. [mental] concentration;
    capacidad de concentración powers of concentration, ability to concentrate;
    me falta concentración I lack concentration
    2. [agrupamiento] concentration
    concentración de capital concentration of capital; Econ concentración parcelaria land consolidation;
    3. [reunión] gathering
    4. Quím concentration
    5. Dep get-together [to prepare for an important match or tournament]
    * * *
    f concentration; de personas gathering
    * * *
    concentración nf, pl - ciones : concentration
    * * *
    concentración n concentration

    Spanish-English dictionary > concentración

  • 8 concurso humorística

    Ex. This article gives examples of unusual forms of library promotion -- rallies, comedy competitions, fun runs, fireworks.
    * * *

    Ex: This article gives examples of unusual forms of library promotion -- rallies, comedy competitions, fun runs, fireworks.

    Spanish-English dictionary > concurso humorística

  • 9 de cualquier manera

    (en cualquier caso) in any case 2 (sin cuidado, consideración, interés) carelessly
    * * *
    = anyhow, higgledy-piggledy, willy-nilly, in any way at all, in any way [in anyway]
    Ex. This is a small service for the bold and resolute would find a way of escape anyhow: the faint-hearted and hesitant are those who need to be enticed into a wider world, and they are very numerous.
    Ex. A decision has to be made about whether the books will be displayed higgledy-piggledy or according to a plan.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. We are not liable at all for any loss or damage which you might incur through your use of this site in any way at all.
    Ex. Well, community information is just about that, helping those who are in anyway disadavantaged find the means to solve their daily problems and to find a better life.
    * * *
    = anyhow, higgledy-piggledy, willy-nilly, in any way at all, in any way [in anyway]

    Ex: This is a small service for the bold and resolute would find a way of escape anyhow: the faint-hearted and hesitant are those who need to be enticed into a wider world, and they are very numerous.

    Ex: A decision has to be made about whether the books will be displayed higgledy-piggledy or according to a plan.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: We are not liable at all for any loss or damage which you might incur through your use of this site in any way at all.
    Ex: Well, community information is just about that, helping those who are in anyway disadavantaged find the means to solve their daily problems and to find a better life.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de cualquier manera

  • 10 estallar

    v.
    1 to explode (explotar) (bomba).
    si sigo comiendo voy a estallar if I eat any more I'll burst
    La bomba estalló de repente The bomb exploded suddenly.
    2 to break out (sonar) (ovación).
    La epidemia estalló The epidemic broke out.
    3 to break out (guerra, epidemia).
    ha estallado un nuevo escándalo de corrupción a new corruption scandal has erupted
    4 to blow up, to blow one's top (expresarse bruscamente).
    se metieron tanto conmigo que al final estallé they went on at me so much I eventually blew up o blew my top
    estallar en sollozos to burst into tears
    estallar en una carcajada to burst out laughing
    ¡voy a estallar de nervios! I'm so nervous!
    5 to suffer a nervous breakdown, to crumble emotionally, to crack up, to crumble.
    María estalló Mary suffered a nervous breakdown.
    6 to explode all of a sudden, to appear suddenly, to blaze forth, to blaze out.
    7 to explode on.
    Nos estalló una mina A mine exploded on us
    * * *
    1 (reventar) to explode, blow up
    2 (neumático) to burst; (bomba) to explode, go off; (cristal) to shatter
    3 (volcán) to erupt
    4 (látigo) to crack
    5 figurado (rebelión, epidemia) to break out
    6 figurado (pasión, sentimientos) to burst
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VI
    1) (=reventar) [pólvora, globo] to explode; [bomba] to explode, go off; [volcán] to erupt; [neumático] to burst; [vidrio] to shatter; [látigo] to crack

    hacer estallar — to set off; (fig) to spark off, start

    2) [epidemia, guerra, conflicto, sublevación] to break out
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    a) bomba to explode; neumático to blow out, burst; globo to burst; cristal to shatter
    b) guerra/revuelta to break out; tormenta/escándalo/crisis to break

    estallar en algo<en llanto/carcajadas> to burst into something

    * * *
    = reach + a head, detonate, break out, burst forth, flare, blow up, blow + sky high, blow + a fuse, pop, let off, reach + boiling point, go off.
    Ex. Growing concern reached a head in the mid 1980s when a number of practitioners expressed the view that children's librarianship had lost its way.
    Ex. There has been an explosion in terminology detonated by developments related to XML (eXtensible Markup Language).
    Ex. Loud, unscripted quarrels between unshaven peasants break out in odd corners of the auditorium and add to the liveliness.
    Ex. It seems the passions of the people were only sleeping and burst forth with a terrible fury.
    Ex. The visual manifestation of the recent Hale-Bopp comet reminds us how telling are those rare objects which suddenly flare in the sky.
    Ex. The article 'The library has blown up!' relates the short circuit in the main electrical circuit board of Porstmouth Public Library caused by electricians who were carrying out routine work.
    Ex. This is all that can be done at this point to prevent the current violence from blowing sky-high, destabilising the region, and sending oil prices into the stratosphere.
    Ex. He simply blew a fuse and decided to go out on the road, spitefully apologizing again and again, until he got it right.
    Ex. The azaleas are popping, the redbuds are in their finest attire, and the dogwoods are lacy jewels at the edge of the wood.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. This hilarious show pranks unsuspecting guests, testing their patience to see just how long before they reach boiling point.
    Ex. My hand looks like a hand grenade went off near it -- all cut up, bruised and with perforations by small bits of flying glass.
    ----
    * estallar a borbotones = splurt out.
    * guerra + estallar = war + break out.
    * hacer estallar = spark, ignite, touch off, blow up, let off.
    * hacer estallar en añicos = blow + sky high.
    * hacer estallar una bomba = bomb.
    * hacer estallar un guerra = ignite + war.
    * rebelión + estallar = rebellion + break out.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    a) bomba to explode; neumático to blow out, burst; globo to burst; cristal to shatter
    b) guerra/revuelta to break out; tormenta/escándalo/crisis to break

    estallar en algo<en llanto/carcajadas> to burst into something

    * * *
    = reach + a head, detonate, break out, burst forth, flare, blow up, blow + sky high, blow + a fuse, pop, let off, reach + boiling point, go off.

    Ex: Growing concern reached a head in the mid 1980s when a number of practitioners expressed the view that children's librarianship had lost its way.

    Ex: There has been an explosion in terminology detonated by developments related to XML (eXtensible Markup Language).
    Ex: Loud, unscripted quarrels between unshaven peasants break out in odd corners of the auditorium and add to the liveliness.
    Ex: It seems the passions of the people were only sleeping and burst forth with a terrible fury.
    Ex: The visual manifestation of the recent Hale-Bopp comet reminds us how telling are those rare objects which suddenly flare in the sky.
    Ex: The article 'The library has blown up!' relates the short circuit in the main electrical circuit board of Porstmouth Public Library caused by electricians who were carrying out routine work.
    Ex: This is all that can be done at this point to prevent the current violence from blowing sky-high, destabilising the region, and sending oil prices into the stratosphere.
    Ex: He simply blew a fuse and decided to go out on the road, spitefully apologizing again and again, until he got it right.
    Ex: The azaleas are popping, the redbuds are in their finest attire, and the dogwoods are lacy jewels at the edge of the wood.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: This hilarious show pranks unsuspecting guests, testing their patience to see just how long before they reach boiling point.
    Ex: My hand looks like a hand grenade went off near it -- all cut up, bruised and with perforations by small bits of flying glass.
    * estallar a borbotones = splurt out.
    * guerra + estallar = war + break out.
    * hacer estallar = spark, ignite, touch off, blow up, let off.
    * hacer estallar en añicos = blow + sky high.
    * hacer estallar una bomba = bomb.
    * hacer estallar un guerra = ignite + war.
    * rebelión + estallar = rebellion + break out.

    * * *
    estallar [A1 ]
    vi
    1 (explotar, reventar) «bomba» to explode; «neumático» to blow out, burst; «globo» to burst; «cristal» to shatter
    la policía hizo estallar el dispositivo police detonated the device
    el vestido le estallaba por las costuras her dress was literally bursting at the seams
    un día de estos voy a estallar one of these days I'm going to blow my top ( colloq)
    2 «guerra/revuelta» to break out; «tormenta» to break; «escándalo/crisis» to break
    el conflicto estalló tras un incidente fronterizo the conflict blew up after a border incident
    3
    «persona»: estallar EN algo: estalló en llanto she burst into tears, she burst out crying
    el público estalló en aplausos the audience burst into applause
    * * *

    estallar ( conjugate estallar) verbo intransitivo

    [ neumático] to blow out, burst;
    [ globo] to burst;
    [ vidrio] to shatter;

    b) [guerra/revuelta] to break out;

    [tormenta/escándalo/crisis] to break

    estallar en algo ‹en llanto/carcajadas› to burst into sth
    estallar verbo intransitivo
    1 (reventar) to burst
    (explotar) to explode, blow up, go off: a José le estalló la televisión, Jose's TV blew up
    estalló el vaso, the glass shattered
    2 (un suceso) to break out
    3 fig (de rabia, etc) to explode
    ' estallar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    blow up
    - break out
    - burst
    - erupt
    - explode
    - flare up
    - let off
    - live
    - start
    - blow
    - break
    - flare
    - go
    - let
    - pop
    - spark
    * * *
    1. [reventar] [bomba] to explode, to go off;
    [misil] to explode; [petardo] to go off; [neumático, globo] to burst; [volcán] to erupt; [cristal] to shatter; [olas] to break, to crash; [botón] to fly off; [cremallera, costura] to burst; [vestido, falda, pantalón] to split;
    hacer estallar un artefacto explosivo to detonate an explosive device;
    si sigo comiendo voy a estallar if I eat any more I'll burst
    2. [sonar] [ovación] to break out;
    [látigo] to crack; [trueno] to crash
    3. [desencadenarse] [guerra, revolución, disturbios, epidemia] to break out;
    [tormenta] to break;
    ha estallado un nuevo escándalo de corrupción a new corruption scandal has erupted
    4. [expresarse bruscamente] to blow up, to blow one's top;
    se metieron tanto conmigo que al final estallé they went on at me so much I eventually blew up o blew my top;
    estallar en aplausos to burst into applause;
    estallar en una carcajada to burst out laughing;
    estallar en llanto o [m5] sollozos to burst into tears;
    ¡voy a estallar de nervios! I'm so nervous!
    * * *
    v/i
    1 explode
    2 de guerra break out; de escándalo break;
    estalló en llanto she burst into tears
    * * *
    1) reventar: to burst, to explode, to erupt
    2) : to break out
    * * *
    1. (explotar) to explode
    2. (romperse) to burst [pt. & pp. burst]
    3. (sobrevenir) to break out [pt. broke; pp. broken]

    Spanish-English dictionary > estallar

  • 11 estúpido

    adj.
    1 stupid, foolish, dumb, empty-headed.
    2 stupid, foolish, inane, dumb.
    m.
    stupid, nitwit, fathead, numbskull.
    * * *
    1 stupid, silly
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 berk, idiot
    * * *
    1. (f. - estúpida)
    adj.
    2. (f. - estúpida)
    noun f.
    * * *
    estúpido, -a
    1.
    ADJ stupid
    2.
    SM / F idiot
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/argumento> stupid, silly

    ay, qué estúpida soy! — oh, how stupid of me!

    II
    - da masculino, femenino idiot, fool
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], dummy, foolish, silly, mindless, moron, stupid, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], mad, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], nuts, witless, bonehead, boneheaded, twit, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], brainless, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], twat, nonsensical, mug, berk, prick, cretin, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, duffer, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, dork, moonstruck, plonker.
    Ex. Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.
    Ex. We are too prone to be dummy people by day, and thinking, articulate individuals only in the safety of home and leisure.
    Ex. It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.
    Ex. In conclusion, I am sure you all believe me to be either idealistic, unrealistic, radical, or just plain silly.
    Ex. By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. When any librarian is trying to find material on behalf of a user from a poor citation it leads to that librarian appearing slow and stupid to the user.
    Ex. Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex. When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex. Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex. I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex. She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. That was a big boneheaded error.
    Ex. Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex. Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex. The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex. The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex. Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex. An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex. This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex. Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex. This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex. She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex. I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    ----
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * como un estúpido = stupidly.
    * hacerse el estúpido = dumb down, act + dumb.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * rubia estúpida = dumb blonde.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * típica rubia estúpida = bimbo.
    * volverse estúpido = go off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/argumento> stupid, silly

    ay, qué estúpida soy! — oh, how stupid of me!

    II
    - da masculino, femenino idiot, fool
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], dummy, foolish, silly, mindless, moron, stupid, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], mad, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], nuts, witless, bonehead, boneheaded, twit, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], brainless, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], twat, nonsensical, mug, berk, prick, cretin, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, duffer, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, dork, moonstruck, plonker.

    Ex: Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.

    Ex: We are too prone to be dummy people by day, and thinking, articulate individuals only in the safety of home and leisure.
    Ex: It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.
    Ex: In conclusion, I am sure you all believe me to be either idealistic, unrealistic, radical, or just plain silly.
    Ex: By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex: When any librarian is trying to find material on behalf of a user from a poor citation it leads to that librarian appearing slow and stupid to the user.
    Ex: Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex: When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex: Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex: I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex: She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: That was a big boneheaded error.
    Ex: Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex: Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex: The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex: The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex: Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex: An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex: This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex: Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex: This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex: She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex: I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * como un estúpido = stupidly.
    * hacerse el estúpido = dumb down, act + dumb.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * rubia estúpida = dumb blonde.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * típica rubia estúpida = bimbo.
    * volverse estúpido = go off + Posesivo + rocker.

    * * *
    estúpido1 -da
    ‹persona› stupid; ‹argumento› stupid, silly
    ay, qué estúpida, me equivoqué oh, how stupid of me, I've done it wrong
    un gasto estúpido a stupid waste of money
    es estúpido que vayamos las dos it's silly o stupid for us both to go
    estúpido2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    idiot, fool
    el estúpido de mi hermano my stupid brother
    * * *

     

    estúpido
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹ persona stupid;


    argumento stupid, silly;
    ¡ay, qué estúpida soy! oh, how stupid of me!

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    idiot, fool
    estúpido,-a
    I adjetivo stupid
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino idiot

    ' estúpido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    burra
    - burro
    - estúpida
    - animal
    - apendejarse
    - baboso
    - caballo
    - el
    - embromar
    - gafo
    - huevón
    - pendejo
    English:
    also
    - believe
    - bit
    - bonehead
    - bozo
    - damn
    - dopey
    - equally
    - foolish
    - goof
    - idiotic
    - mindless
    - obtuse
    - pretty
    - shame
    - soft
    - stupid
    - that
    - wonder
    - inane
    - jerk
    * * *
    estúpido, -a
    adj
    stupid;
    ¡qué estúpido soy! me he vuelto a olvidar what an idiot I am! I've gone and forgotten again;
    sería estúpido no reconocerlo it would be foolish not to admit it
    nm,f
    idiot;
    el estúpido de mi vecino my idiot of a neighbour
    * * *
    I adj stupid
    II m, estúpida f idiot
    * * *
    estúpido, -da adj
    : stupid
    estúpido, -da n
    idiota: idiot, fool
    * * *
    estúpido1 adj stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    estúpido2 n stupid person / idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > estúpido

  • 12 falla

    f.
    1 fault, defect (defecto).
    2 fault (geology).
    3 geological fault, fault, break, rift.
    4 breakdown, failure, faulty operation, failure to operate correctly.
    5 Falla, Manuel de Falla.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: fallar.
    pres.subj.
    1st person singular (yo) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: fallir.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: fallar.
    * * *
    1 (defecto) defect, fault
    2 GEOGRAFÍA fault
    ————————
    1 (figura) <CARDBOARD figure burnt on Saint Joseph?s Day in Valencia
    nombre femenino plural las fallas
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Geol) fault
    2) (=defecto) [de tejido] flaw; [de mercancías] fault, defect; LAm [de carácter] failing

    géneros que tienen fallas — seconds, defective goods

    3) Esp (=figura) huge ornate cardboard figure burnt in Valencia at the Fallas
    4) LAm (=error) error, oversight

    falla de tiro — (Mil) misfire

    5) LAm (Mec) failure, breakdown

    falla de encendido — (Aut) ignition fault

    6) LAm (=escasez) lack, shortage
    7) And (Naipes) void
    * * *
    1)
    a) (de tela, cristal) flaw
    b) (Geol) fault
    2)
    a) (de motor, máquina - en la composición) defect, fault; (- en el funcionamiento) failure
    c) ( de persona) mistake

    no hay falla! — (AmC fam) no problem!

    d) (Dep) miss
    3)
    a) (AmL exc CS fam) ( lástima) pity, shame
    b) (Col) (Educ) day's absence ( from school)
    4)
    a) ( figura) model, figure ( burned during the Fallas)
    •• Cultural note:
    The most important festival in the autonomous region of Valencia. The Fallas take place every year between March 12 and 19. Fallas are groups of huge painted cardboard and wood figures which depict current events and famous people. The highlight is the burning of the fallas on the night of March 19. Each neighborhood makes its own falla. They are erected on one night, known as the plantá, and displayed the next day. A panel of judges ‘pardons’ the best one and it is placed in the falla museum
    * * *
    = fault line, fault.
    Ex. These views underlie the fault line that divides British politics today.
    Ex. Satellite images have shown a large number of ground faults along the course of the river that would have drained the waters underground.
    ----
    * línea de falla = fault line.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (de tela, cristal) flaw
    b) (Geol) fault
    2)
    a) (de motor, máquina - en la composición) defect, fault; (- en el funcionamiento) failure
    c) ( de persona) mistake

    no hay falla! — (AmC fam) no problem!

    d) (Dep) miss
    3)
    a) (AmL exc CS fam) ( lástima) pity, shame
    b) (Col) (Educ) day's absence ( from school)
    4)
    a) ( figura) model, figure ( burned during the Fallas)
    •• Cultural note:
    The most important festival in the autonomous region of Valencia. The Fallas take place every year between March 12 and 19. Fallas are groups of huge painted cardboard and wood figures which depict current events and famous people. The highlight is the burning of the fallas on the night of March 19. Each neighborhood makes its own falla. They are erected on one night, known as the plantá, and displayed the next day. A panel of judges ‘pardons’ the best one and it is placed in the falla museum
    * * *
    = fault line, fault.

    Ex: These views underlie the fault line that divides British politics today.

    Ex: Satellite images have shown a large number of ground faults along the course of the river that would have drained the waters underground.
    * línea de falla = fault line.

    * * *
    A
    1 (defecto) flaw
    una falla en el tejido a flaw o defect in the fabric
    la pieza tenía una falla the part was defective
    2 ( Geol) fault
    3
    ( AmL) (fallo): debido a una falla del motor because of an engine fault
    debe haber una falla en el motor there must be something wrong with the engine
    hubo muchas fallas de organización it was badly organized, there were a lot of organizational mix-ups
    por una falla del personal médico because of a mistake o blunder by medical staff
    ¡no hay falla! ( AmC fam); don't worry!, no problem!, never mind!
    Compuestos:
    ( Inf) security hole
    ( AmL) human error
    se debió a una falla humana it was caused by human error
    B
    1 ( AmL fam) (lástima) pity, shame
    una falla que no haya podido venir a pity o shame she couldn't come ( colloq)
    2 ( Col) ( Educ) day's absence ( from school)
    C
    1 (figura) model, figure ( burned during the Fallas (↑ falla a1))
    * * *

     

    Del verbo fallar: ( conjugate fallar)

    falla es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    falla    
    fallar
    falla sustantivo femenino
    1
    a) (de tela, cristal) flaw;


    b) (Geol) fault

    2
    a) (de motor, máquina, sistema — en la composición) defect, fault;

    (— en el funcionamiento) failure;



    ¡qué falla! what a stupid mistake!
    c) (Dep) miss

    3 (AmL exc CS fam) ( lástima) pity, shame
    4
    a) ( figura) model, figure (burned during the

    Fallas )

    b)

    las Fallas sustantivo femenino plural ( fiesta) the festival of San José in Valencia

    fallar ( conjugate fallar) verbo intransitivo
    1 [juez/jurado] falla a or en favor/en contra de algn to rule in favor( conjugate favor) of/against sb
    2
    a) [frenos/memoria] to fail;

    [ planes] to go wrong;

    le falló la puntería he missed;
    a ti te falla (AmL) (fam) you've a screw loose (colloq)
    b) [ persona] (+ me/te/le etc) to let … down

    verbo transitivo ( errar) to miss;

    falla sustantivo femenino
    1 (defecto) defect, fault
    2 LAm (error, fallo) mistake, fault
    3 Geol fault
    fallar 1
    I vi Jur to rule
    II vtr (un premio) to award
    fallar 2 verbo intransitivo
    1 to fail: le falló la memoria, his memory failed
    2 (decepcionar) to disappoint: no nos falles, don't let us down

    ' falla' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    memoria
    - fallar
    - fallo
    English:
    amiss
    - fail
    - fault
    - memory
    - rift
    - serve
    - failure
    - lapse
    - malfunction
    * * *
    falla nf
    1. [defecto] fault, defect;
    este cajón tiene una falla there's something wrong with this drawer;
    está rebajado porque tiene una falla it's reduced because it's imperfect
    2. Am [error] mistake;
    un trabajo lleno de fallas a piece of work full of mistakes;
    una falla humana a human error;
    una falla técnica a technical fault
    3. Geol fault
    la falla de San Andrés the San Andreas Fault
    4. [figura de cartón] = giant papier-mâché figure burnt during las Fallas in Valencia
    5.
    las Fallas [fiesta] = festival in Valencia during which giant papier-mâché figures are burnt
    6. Méx [gorro] baby bonnet
    FALLAS
    The Fallas are an annual celebration held in Valencia, Spain, in the weeks leading up to St. Joseph's Day (March 18th). The festivities are centred round gigantic papier-mâché sculptures (the fallas) which are erected in public squares all over the city. They are constructed over the preceding eleven months by different local groups and normally depict caricatures of politicians and other celebrities of the year. Valencia is renowned for its fireworks, and they are much in evidence during the festival, especially during the famous “mascletá”, in which thousands of fire crackers are exploded with deafening effect. At the end of the final week of festivities prizes are awarded to the best or most original fallas and the figures are then burnt. A small figure (or “ninot”) is preserved from the winning falla, and kept in a special museum.
    * * *
    f
    1 GEOL fault;
    la falla de San Andrés the San Andreas Fault
    2 de fabricación flaw
    3
    :
    fallas pl celebrations held in Valencia to mark the feast day of St Joseph
    * * *
    falla nf
    1) : flaw, defect
    2) : (geological) fault
    3) : fault, failing
    * * *

    Spanish-English dictionary > falla

  • 13 fuego1

    1 = fire, flame, bonfire, heat, open fire.
    Ex. In the event of a serious accident (a fire, deliberate destruction, or a computer error) nothing will happen to the records vital to the operation of the library.
    Ex. The article 'Flames, fear, and loathing: learning about life on the Internet' considers issues surrounding flaming on the Internet, i.e. a critical message or angry response sent on the Internet.
    Ex. This is an outtake from Wolfe's follow up to his 1987 ' Bonfire of the Vanities'.
    Ex. When the pasta is halfway done, return the skillet with the sauce to a medium heat, adding the oregano, capers and olives.
    Ex. The first rotisseries were crude devices that allowed for food to be rotated manually while it cooked over an open fire.
    ----
    * acción contra el fuego = fire response.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * apagar el fuego = put out + the flames.
    * apagar un fuego = extinguish + fire, put down + fire.
    * apagar un fuego con los pies = stomp out + fire.
    * baño de fuego = baptism of fire.
    * bautismo de fuego = baptism of fire.
    * cocer a fuego lento = simmer.
    * como el fuego = like wildfire.
    * daño causado por el fuego = fire damage.
    * destruido completamente por el fuego = burnt out.
    * donde hay humo, hay fuego = there's no smoke without fire, where there's smoke there's fire.
    * echar leña al fuego = pour + oil on the flames.
    * extenderse como el fuego = spread like + wildfire.
    * fuego + apagar = fire + be out.
    * fuego arrasador = wildfire.
    * fuego + arrasar = fire + sweep through.
    * fuego de gas = gas ring, gas ring burner.
    * fuego del infierno = St. Anthony's fire.
    * fuego de San Antonio = St. Anthony's fire.
    * fuego + destruir = fire + destroy.
    * fuego + destruir por completo = fire + gut.
    * fuego fauto = will o' the wisp.
    * fuego incontrolado = wildfire.
    * fuego + iniciar = fire + break out.
    * fuego + prenderse = fire + break out.
    * fuego repentino = flash fire.
    * fuego sagrado = sacred fire.
    * fuegos artificiales = fireworks, firework display.
    * hervir a fuego lento = simmer.
    * hornillo de dos fuegos = double gas ring burner.
    * jugar con fuego = court + disaster, play with + fire, court + danger, flirt with + danger.
    * lengua de fuego = tongue of fire.
    * luchar contra un fuego = fight + fire.
    * precaución contra el fuego = fire precaution.
    * prender fuego = set + Nombre + on fire, torch, ignite, set + ablaze, burn.
    * prenderle fuego a = set + fire to.
    * prenderse fuego = catch + fire, catch on + fire.
    * propagarse como el fuego = spread like + wildfire.
    * propenso al fuego = fire-prone.
    * prueba de fuego, la = acid test, the.
    * resistente al fuego = fire-resistant.
    * retardador del fuego = fire retardant.
    * sacar las castañas del fuego = sort out + the mess, pick up + the pieces.
    * sacarle las castañas del fuego a Alguien = pull + Posesivo + chestnuts out of the fire.
    * ser la prueba de fuego de Algo = test + Nombre + to the limit.

    Spanish-English dictionary > fuego1

  • 14 fuegos artificiales

    m.pl.
    fireworks, fireworks display, pyrotechnic display.
    * * *
    fireworks
    * * *
    (n.) = fireworks, firework display
    Ex. This article gives examples of unusual forms of library promotion -- rallies, comedy competitions, fun runs, fireworks.
    Ex. Over recent years the number and frequency of firework displays (both public and private) has increased.
    * * *
    (n.) = fireworks, firework display

    Ex: This article gives examples of unusual forms of library promotion -- rallies, comedy competitions, fun runs, fireworks.

    Ex: Over recent years the number and frequency of firework displays (both public and private) has increased.

    * * *
    fireworks

    Spanish-English dictionary > fuegos artificiales

  • 15 gilipollas

    adj.
    coward.
    m. s.&pl.
    1 stupid person, jerk, prat, git.
    2 coward.
    * * *
    1 tabú stupid
    1 jerk, arsehole (US asshole), GB prat
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo invariable (Esp fam o vulg)
    II
    masculino y femenino (pl gilipollas) (Esp fam o vulg) jerk (sl & pej)
    * * *
    = dickhead, arsehole [asshole, -USA], twat, arse, wanker, tosser, mug, shithead, prick, schmuck, schmo, jerk, plonker.
    Ex. Whoever said Moby is the leader of dickheads that beat people up? He is just a bald-headed hippie who wouldn't hurt a fly.
    Ex. Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    Ex. These are the wankers who thought they knew all about fashion.
    Ex. The site shows that the highest proportions of ' tossers' -- or overspenders -- are in Northern Ireland and eastern England.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. With all the pandering shitheads in politics today, it's so refreshing to see some one who will just say 'fuck off, don't bother me'.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex. This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo invariable (Esp fam o vulg)
    II
    masculino y femenino (pl gilipollas) (Esp fam o vulg) jerk (sl & pej)
    * * *
    = dickhead, arsehole [asshole, -USA], twat, arse, wanker, tosser, mug, shithead, prick, schmuck, schmo, jerk, plonker.

    Ex: Whoever said Moby is the leader of dickheads that beat people up? He is just a bald-headed hippie who wouldn't hurt a fly.

    Ex: Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    Ex: These are the wankers who thought they knew all about fashion.
    Ex: The site shows that the highest proportions of ' tossers' -- or overspenders -- are in Northern Ireland and eastern England.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: With all the pandering shitheads in politics today, it's so refreshing to see some one who will just say 'fuck off, don't bother me'.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex: This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.

    * * *
    ( Esp fam o vulg): ¡qué gilipollas es ese tío! that guy's such a jerk! ( sl pej), that guy's such a prat o git! ( BrE sl pej)
    jerk ( sl pej), prat ( BrE sl pej), git ( BrE sl pej)
    anda, gilipollas, cállate la boca shut up, you jerk o prat o git!
    * * *

     

    gilipollas adjetivo invariable (Esp fam o vulg):
    ¡qué gilipollas es ese tío! that guy's such a jerk! (sl &

    pej)
    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino (pl
    gilipollas) (Esp fam o vulg) jerk (sl &

    pej)
    gilipollas mf ofens bloody fool o idiot
    ' gilipollas' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    boluda
    - boludo
    English:
    bloody
    - dork
    - jerk
    - prick
    - twat
    - wanker
    * * *
    gilipollas, jilipollas Esp muy Fam
    adj inv
    ser gilipollas to be a Br prat o Br pillock o US dork
    nmf inv
    Br prat, Br pillock, US dork
    * * *
    m/f inv pop
    jerk pop

    Spanish-English dictionary > gilipollas

  • 16 hacer estallar

    v.
    1 to blast, to blow out, to blow up with explosives.
    El ladrón hizo estallar la bomba The thief set off the bomb.
    El minero hizo estallar la mina The miner blew up the mine with explosives
    2 to blow, to set off, to let off.
    El ladrón hizo estallar la bomba The thief set off the bomb.
    3 to pop, to blow.
    El chico hizo estallar el globo The boy popped the balloon.
    * * *
    (v.) = spark, ignite, touch off, blow up, let off
    Ex. The nineteenth century was, quite rightly, fearful of any system of spreading knowledge which might spark the tinder box of unrest.
    Ex. In turn, that change ignited a body of literature that discussed those cataloguers' future roles.
    Ex. This decision touched off a battle of wills between the library and the government as well as a blitz of media publicity.
    Ex. The article 'The library has blown up!' relates the short circuit in the main electrical circuit board of Porstmouth Public Library caused by electricians who were carrying out routine work.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    * * *
    (v.) = spark, ignite, touch off, blow up, let off

    Ex: The nineteenth century was, quite rightly, fearful of any system of spreading knowledge which might spark the tinder box of unrest.

    Ex: In turn, that change ignited a body of literature that discussed those cataloguers' future roles.
    Ex: This decision touched off a battle of wills between the library and the government as well as a blitz of media publicity.
    Ex: The article 'The library has blown up!' relates the short circuit in the main electrical circuit board of Porstmouth Public Library caused by electricians who were carrying out routine work.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.

    Spanish-English dictionary > hacer estallar

  • 17 idiota

    adj.
    1 stupid (tonto).
    2 mentally deficient (enfermo).
    3 idiot, foolish, dumb, silly.
    4 ament.
    f. & m.
    idiot.
    * * *
    1 MEDICINA idiotic
    2 familiar (tonto) stupid
    1 idiot
    \
    hacer el idiota (hacer payasadas) to be silly, fool about 2 (perder una oportunidad) to be stupid
    * * *
    1. noun mf. 2. adj.
    stupid, idiotic
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ idiotic, stupid
    2.
    SMF idiot

    ¡idiota! — you idiot!

    * * *
    I
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid, idiotic
    b) (Med) idiotic
    II
    masculino y femenino ( tonto) (fam) idiot, stupid fool (colloq); (Med) idiot
    * * *
    = idiot, fool, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, arse, mug, berk, prick, moron, cretin, dumbbell, asinine, lemon, airhead, airheaded, bonehead, duffer, drongo, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.
    Ex. Dykstra, M., 'PRECIS: a primer', published in 1985, offers the long-awaited ' idiot's guide' to PRECIS indexing.
    Ex. A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex. Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex. This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex. Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    Ex. Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex. This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex. She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    ----
    * como un idiota = stupidly.
    * idiota genio = idiot savant.
    * * *
    I
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid, idiotic
    b) (Med) idiotic
    II
    masculino y femenino ( tonto) (fam) idiot, stupid fool (colloq); (Med) idiot
    * * *
    = idiot, fool, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, arse, mug, berk, prick, moron, cretin, dumbbell, asinine, lemon, airhead, airheaded, bonehead, duffer, drongo, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.

    Ex: Dykstra, M., 'PRECIS: a primer', published in 1985, offers the long-awaited ' idiot's guide' to PRECIS indexing.

    Ex: A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex: Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex: Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex: This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex: Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    Ex: Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex: This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex: She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * como un idiota = stupidly.
    * idiota genio = idiot savant.

    * * *
    1 ( fam) (tonto) stupid, idiotic
    me caí de la manera más idiota I had the most idiotic o stupid fall ( colloq)
    ¡no seas idiota! don't be so stupid!, don't be such an idiot!
    2 ( Med) idiotic
    1 ( fam) (tonto) idiot, stupid fool ( colloq)
    2 ( Med) idiot
    Compuesto:
    idealistic puppet o stooge
    * * *

    idiota adjetivo (fam) ( tonto) stupid, idiotic;
    ¡no seas idiota! don't be such an idiot!

    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino ( tonto) (fam) idiot, stupid fool (colloq)
    idiota
    I adjetivo idiotic, stupid
    II mf idiot, fool

    ' idiota' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    tomar
    - trompo
    - verdadera
    - verdadero
    - pedazo
    - perdido
    English:
    bozo
    - fool
    - idiot
    - idiotic
    - knob
    - make out
    - meathead
    - moron
    - nerd
    - plonker
    - right
    - some
    - inane
    - mug
    * * *
    adj
    1. [tonto] stupid
    2. [enfermo] mentally deficient
    nmf
    1. [tonto] idiot
    2. [enfermo] idiot
    * * *
    I adj idiotic
    II m/f idiot
    * * *
    idiota adj
    : idiotic, stupid, foolish
    idiota nmf
    : idiot, foolish person
    * * *
    idiota1 adj stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    idiota2 n idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > idiota

  • 18 iluminarse

    VPR (=alegrarse) [cara, expresión] to light up

    el cielo se iluminó con los fuegos artificiales — the sky was lit up with fireworks, fireworks lit up the sky

    * * *
    Ex. Toys are grouped into the following categories: (1) toys that light up or sing; (2) toys that catch your eye; (3) toys that shake, rattle, and roll; (4) switch toys; and (5) toys for the creative artist.
    * * *

    Ex: Toys are grouped into the following categories: (1) toys that light up or sing; (2) toys that catch your eye; (3) toys that shake, rattle, and roll; (4) switch toys; and (5) toys for the creative artist.

    * * *
    vpr
    1. [con luz] to light up;
    el baño se ilumina por una pequeña ventana a small window provides the bathroom with light;
    el cielo se iluminó con la bengala the flare lit up the sky
    2. [de alegría]
    se le iluminó el rostro his face lit up
    3. Rel to become enlightened

    Spanish-English dictionary > iluminarse

  • 19 imbécil

    adj.
    imbecile, fatheaded, stupid, half-witted.
    f. & m.
    imbecile, idiot, blinking idiot, cretin.
    * * *
    2 familiar stupid, imbecile
    1 MEDICINA imbecile
    2 familiar idiot, imbecile
    * * *
    1. adj. 2. noun mf.
    2) idiot, fool
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=idiota) silly, stupid
    2) (Med) imbecile
    2. SMF
    1) (=idiota) imbecile, idiot

    ¡imbécil! — you idiot!

    2) (Med) imbecile
    * * *
    I
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid

    qué imbécil eres! — you're so stupid!, you're such an idiot!

    b) (Med) imbecilic
    II
    masculino y femenino
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid idiot, moron (colloq & pej)
    b) (Med) imbecile
    * * *
    = feeble minded, moron, twit, imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, arse, witless, mug, berk, prick, blockhead, nonce, jerk, dweeb, plonker.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from feeble minded, Imbecility, and Morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex. The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex. Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    Ex. She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. They'd all call him blockhead, the ribbing was endless.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * * *
    I
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid

    qué imbécil eres! — you're so stupid!, you're such an idiot!

    b) (Med) imbecilic
    II
    masculino y femenino
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid idiot, moron (colloq & pej)
    b) (Med) imbecile
    * * *
    = feeble minded, moron, twit, imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, arse, witless, mug, berk, prick, blockhead, nonce, jerk, dweeb, plonker.

    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from feeble minded, Imbecility, and Morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.

    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex: Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex: The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex: Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    Ex: She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: They'd all call him blockhead, the ribbing was endless.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.

    * * *
    1 ( fam) (tonto) stupid
    ¡qué imbécil eres! you're so stupid!, you're such an idiot!
    2 ( Med) imbecilic
    1 ( fam) (tonto) stupid idiot, moron ( colloq pej), imbecile ( colloq pej)
    2 ( Med) imbecile
    * * *

    imbécil adjetivo
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid

    b) (Med) imbecilic

    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid idiot, moron (colloq & pej)

    b) (Med) imbecile

    imbécil
    I adjetivo stupid, silly
    II mf idiot, fool
    ' imbécil' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    capullo
    - trompo
    - boludo
    - huevón
    - pelota
    - verdadero
    English:
    absolute
    - berk
    - call
    - dead
    - dimwit
    - dope
    - feeble-minded
    - feel
    - git
    - halfwit
    - idiot
    - imbecile
    - jerk
    - knob
    - nitwit
    - perfect
    - raving
    - stupid
    - then
    - twit
    - wally
    - weak-minded
    - ass
    - moron
    - prat
    - sucker
    * * *
    adj
    1. [tonto] stupid
    2. [enfermo] imbecile
    nmf
    1. [tonto] idiot
    2. [enfermo] imbecile
    * * *
    I adj
    1 stupid
    2 MED imbecilic
    II m/f idiot, imbecile
    * * *
    : stupid, idiotic
    1) : imbecile
    2) fam : idiot, dope
    * * *
    imbécil1 adj stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    imbécil2 n idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > imbécil

  • 20 jaleo

    m.
    1 row, rumpus (alboroto).
    armar jaleo to kick up a row o fuss
    2 mess, confusion.
    3 cheering (aplausos, gritos).
    4 fuss, babel, racket, row.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: jalear.
    * * *
    1 (alboroto) din, racket
    2 (escándalo) fuss, commotion
    3 (riña) row
    4 (confusión) muddle
    * * *
    SM
    1) * (=ruido) row, racket
    2) * (=confusión) mess, muddle; (=problema) hassle
    3) * (=juerga) binge *
    4) (Mús) shouting and clapping ( to encourage dancers)
    5) (Caza) hallooing
    * * *
    masculino (fam)
    a) (alboroto, ruido) racket (colloq), row (colloq)
    b) ( confusión) muddle, mess; ( desorden) mess; ( problemas) hassle (colloq)
    d) ( riña) brawl
    * * *
    = fireworks, buzz, rumpus, hoopla, hubbub, ruckus, commotion, racket, palaver.
    Ex. 'You know, Tom, if I ever find another job -- and I'm already looking -- there will be some fireworks around here before I leave, I can guarantee you that!'.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Turf wars in the playback software arena: Microsoft Netshow, Windows Multimedia Player, and all that buzz'.
    Ex. Then reading of this story aloud to young children as they look at the pictures, needs a firm, quiet voice, until that glorious wordless pictorial passage showing the 'wild rumpus,' when at least one reader discovers it is necessary to give a one-man vocal performance of some rumbustious classical music as accompaniment to the viewing of those pages.
    Ex. Amid the hoopla, she hasn't forgotten its roots.
    Ex. And arming himself with patience and piety he tarried awhile until the hubbub was stilled.
    Ex. Sometime back a heroine created a ruckus by saying that the actor acted fresh with her by biting her lips in a smooching scene.
    Ex. She pleaded, futilely, in broken French, until an elderly man, hearing the commotion, came to her rescue.
    Ex. He says the library science degree is a racket; that there's nothing taught in library school that can't be better learned on the job.
    Ex. Most fashion-conscious shoppers will beaware of the palaver caused last month by the swastika design embroidered on a Zara handbag.
    ----
    * ¡qué jaleo! = what a palaver!.
    * * *
    masculino (fam)
    a) (alboroto, ruido) racket (colloq), row (colloq)
    b) ( confusión) muddle, mess; ( desorden) mess; ( problemas) hassle (colloq)
    d) ( riña) brawl
    * * *
    = fireworks, buzz, rumpus, hoopla, hubbub, ruckus, commotion, racket, palaver.

    Ex: 'You know, Tom, if I ever find another job -- and I'm already looking -- there will be some fireworks around here before I leave, I can guarantee you that!'.

    Ex: The article is entitled 'Turf wars in the playback software arena: Microsoft Netshow, Windows Multimedia Player, and all that buzz'.
    Ex: Then reading of this story aloud to young children as they look at the pictures, needs a firm, quiet voice, until that glorious wordless pictorial passage showing the 'wild rumpus,' when at least one reader discovers it is necessary to give a one-man vocal performance of some rumbustious classical music as accompaniment to the viewing of those pages.
    Ex: Amid the hoopla, she hasn't forgotten its roots.
    Ex: And arming himself with patience and piety he tarried awhile until the hubbub was stilled.
    Ex: Sometime back a heroine created a ruckus by saying that the actor acted fresh with her by biting her lips in a smooching scene.
    Ex: She pleaded, futilely, in broken French, until an elderly man, hearing the commotion, came to her rescue.
    Ex: He says the library science degree is a racket; that there's nothing taught in library school that can't be better learned on the job.
    Ex: Most fashion-conscious shoppers will beaware of the palaver caused last month by the swastika design embroidered on a Zara handbag.
    * ¡qué jaleo! = what a palaver!.

    * * *
    ( fam)
    1 (alboroto, ruido) racket ( colloq), row ( colloq), ruckus ( AmE colloq)
    2 (confusión) muddle, mess; (desorden) mess; (problemas) hassle ( colloq)
    me armo un jaleo con estas calles I get into a muddle o I get confused with these streets
    perdón por este jaleo, es que acabo de llegar de viaje excuse the mess, I've just got back from a trip
    3
    (actividad intensa): hemos tenido mucho jaleo en casa everything's been very hectic at home
    con todo el jaleo de la mudanza with all the upheaval of the move
    4 (riña) brawl
    aquí no quiero jaleos I don't want any brawling here
    * * *

    Del verbo jalear: ( conjugate jalear)

    jaleo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    jaleó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    jalear    
    jaleo
    jaleo sustantivo masculino (fam)
    a) (alboroto, ruido) racket (colloq), row (colloq)


    ( desorden) mess;
    ( problemas) hassle (colloq)


    con todo el jaleo de la mudanza with all the upheaval of the move
    d) ( riña) brawl

    jalear vtr (animar) to cheer (on)
    jaleo sustantivo masculino
    1 (ruido) din, racket
    armar jaleo, to make a racket
    2 (situación confusa) muddle
    3 (bronca) row
    ' jaleo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alborotar
    - alboroto
    - buena
    - bueno
    - bulla
    - cacao
    - escándalo
    - folclore
    - follón
    - lomo
    - meter
    - montarse
    - ruido
    - taco
    - zarabanda
    - armar
    - gresca
    - pelotera
    - quilombo
    - revuelta
    English:
    almighty
    - din
    - fuss
    - racket
    - ruckus
    - rumpus
    - to-do
    - ructions
    - to
    * * *
    jaleo nm
    Fam
    1. [lío] mess, confusion;
    había un jaleo enorme a la entrada del estadio it was utter chaos outside the stadium;
    no encuentro el documento entre tanto jaleo de papeles I can't find the document amongst all this muddle o jumble of papers;
    tengo mucho jaleo en la oficina things are pretty hectic for me at the office just now;
    un jaleo de cifras a jumble of figures;
    en menudo jaleo te has metido that's a real mess you've landed yourself in;
    con este programa me armo mucho jaleo this program is a nightmare
    2. [alboroto] row, rumpus;
    armar jaleo to kick up a row o fuss
    3. [ruido] racket, row;
    [aplausos, gritos] cheering;
    armar jaleo to make a racket
    * * *
    m
    1 ( ruido) racket, uproar;
    armar jaleo fam kick up a fuss fam
    2 ( lío) mess, muddle
    * * *
    jaleo nm, fam
    1) : uproar, ruckus, racket
    2) fam : confusion, hassle
    3) : cheering and clapping (for a dance)
    * * *
    1. (ruido) racket / row
    ¡no arméis tanto jaleo! stop making such a racket!
    2. (problemas) trouble
    como se entere tu padre, habrá jaleo there'll be trouble if your dad finds out

    Spanish-English dictionary > jaleo

См. также в других словарях:

  • Fireworks — (engl. für Feuerwerk) steht für: ein Grafikbearbeitungsprogramm für Webdesigner von Adobe, siehe Adobe Fireworks einen Avantgarde Film (1947) von Kenneth Anger, siehe Fireworks (Film) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fireworks — [fīr′wʉrks΄] pl.n. 1. firecrackers, rockets, etc., exploded or burned, as in celebrations, to produce noises or brilliant lighting effects sometimes used in sing. 2. a display of fireworks 3. a noisy quarrel or display of anger * * * ➡ Bonfire… …   Universalium

  • fireworks — [fīr′wʉrks΄] pl.n. 1. firecrackers, rockets, etc., exploded or burned, as in celebrations, to produce noises or brilliant lighting effects sometimes used in sing. 2. a display of fireworks 3. a noisy quarrel or display of anger …   English World dictionary

  • fireworks — 1570s, from FIRE (Cf. fire) (n.) + works …   Etymology dictionary

  • fireworks — [n] pyrotechnic display at celebrations bottle rockets, bursts, firecrackers, fire flowers, illuminations, rockets, Roman candles, sparklers; concept 293 …   New thesaurus

  • Fireworks — Firework redirects here. For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). Pyrotechnics portal …   Wikipedia

  • Fireworks — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Fireworks », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Fireworks est un terme anglais représentant… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fireworks EP — Infobox Single Name = Fireworks EP Artist = Embrace from Album = The Good Will Out Released = May 05 1997 Format = 7 , CD Recorded = ? Genre = Alternative Length = Label = Hut Records Producer = ? Chart position = 34 (UK Singles Chart) Reviews =… …   Wikipedia

  • fireworks — 1. n. excitement. □ When the fireworks are over, come in and we’ll talk. □ What’re all the fireworks about around here? 2. n. trouble; a display of temper. □ After Sam’s fireworks, we calmed down a little. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • fireworks — noun a) Plural and collective of firework. I left the room after John came home drunk but before the fireworks went off. b) An event or a display where fireworks are set off …   Wiktionary

  • fireworks — n. a spectacular display of fireworks * * * a spectacular display of fireworks …   Combinatory dictionary

Книги

Другие книги по запросу «fireworks» >>


Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»

Мы используем куки для наилучшего представления нашего сайта. Продолжая использовать данный сайт, вы соглашаетесь с этим.