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  • 1 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
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    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
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    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
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    A
    1 ( amperio) ampere, amp; (símbolo) A
    * * *
    prep.
    1) to
    2) into
    3) in
    4) at
    5) on
    6) with
    * * *
    SF = a (=letra) A, a
    * * *
    a femenino (pl aes) ( read as [a]) the letter A, a
    * * *
    = for, per, to.
    Ex. The fine policy matrix corresponds to the loan policy matrix, cell for cell.
    Ex. Indexing can thus be achieved at a detailed level, with often many terms per document, with almost no indexing effort.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la mano de = available at the fingertips of.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
    * a últ

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 2 a la plancha

    grilled
    * * *
    = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate
    Ex. This tasty salad with broad beans, sun-dried tomatoes and griddled lamb is great as a healthy and filling main meal.
    Ex. For our Christmas dinner, I seared 6 whole beef tenderloins on the griddle and finished in the oven.
    Ex. My brother is home from college this week and graced me with his presence tonight for an apartment-cooked meal on the hotplate.
    * * *
    = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate

    Ex: This tasty salad with broad beans, sun-dried tomatoes and griddled lamb is great as a healthy and filling main meal.

    Ex: For our Christmas dinner, I seared 6 whole beef tenderloins on the griddle and finished in the oven.
    Ex: My brother is home from college this week and graced me with his presence tonight for an apartment-cooked meal on the hotplate.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la plancha

  • 3 común y corriente

    (adj.) = unremarkable
    Ex. This dish, billed as the house specialty, was just an unremarkable griddled steak topped with some green bell peppers and green onions.
    * * *
    (adj.) = unremarkable

    Ex: This dish, billed as the house specialty, was just an unremarkable griddled steak topped with some green bell peppers and green onions.

    Spanish-English dictionary > común y corriente

  • 4 especialidad de la casa, la

    (n.) = house specialty, the
    Ex. This dish, billed as the house specialty, was just an unremarkable griddled steak topped with some green bell peppers and green onions.

    Spanish-English dictionary > especialidad de la casa, la

  • 5 filete

    m.
    1 (fillet) steak (grueso).
    2 thread.
    3 fillet, steak, beefsteak, loin of beef.
    4 reglet, composing rule.
    * * *
    1 (de carne, pescado) fillet (US filet); (solomillo) sirloin steak
    2 (encuadernación, moldura) fillet
    3 (de tornillo) thread
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Culin) [de ternera, cerdo] steak; [de pescado] fillet, filet (EEUU)

    darse el filete con algn* to feel sb *, touch sb up *

    2) (Mec) [de tornillo] worm; (=rosca) thread
    3) [de caballo] snaffle bit
    4) (Cos) narrow hem
    5) (Tip) ornamental bar, ornamental line
    6) (Arquit) fillet
    * * *
    1) ( de pescado) filet (AmE), fillet (BrE); ( de carne - bistec) steak; (- corte entre las costillas y el lomo) (Chi, Méx) fillet
    2) (Mec, Tec) ( de tornillo) thread
    * * *
    = fillet, steak.
    Ex. Some of the most usual designs used in binding consisted of lines set on curved rockers (pallets); wheels with lines on the circumference ( fillets); and wheels with elaborate designs on the circumference (rolls).
    Ex. Steaks are the most popular cut of meat to throw on a grill.
    ----
    * filete a la brasa = grilled steak.
    * filete a la parrilla = grilled steak.
    * filete a la plancha = griddled steak.
    * filete de lomo = tenderloin.
    * filete de ternera = beef steak.
    * * *
    1) ( de pescado) filet (AmE), fillet (BrE); ( de carne - bistec) steak; (- corte entre las costillas y el lomo) (Chi, Méx) fillet
    2) (Mec, Tec) ( de tornillo) thread
    * * *
    = fillet, steak.

    Ex: Some of the most usual designs used in binding consisted of lines set on curved rockers (pallets); wheels with lines on the circumference ( fillets); and wheels with elaborate designs on the circumference (rolls).

    Ex: Steaks are the most popular cut of meat to throw on a grill.
    * filete a la brasa = grilled steak.
    * filete a la parrilla = grilled steak.
    * filete a la plancha = griddled steak.
    * filete de lomo = tenderloin.
    * filete de ternera = beef steak.

    * * *
    A ( Coc) filet ( AmE), fillet ( BrE)
    un filete de cerdo a pork steak o filet
    filetes de lenguado filets of sole
    un filete de ternera quick-fry steak
    Compuesto:
    steak tartar(e), tartar(e) steak
    B ( Mec, Tec) (de un tornillo) thread
    C (adornoen un libro) fillet; (— en la ropa) edging; (— en una cornisa) fillet, listel
    * * *

    filete sustantivo masculino ( de pescado) fillet;
    ( de carnebistec) steak;
    (— corte entre las costillas y el lomo) (Chi, Méx) fillet
    filete sustantivo masculino
    1 (de carne, pescado) fillet
    2 Art
    ' filete' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    carbonizar
    - hecha
    - hecho
    - pasada
    - pasado
    - suela
    - tártara
    - tártaro
    - plancha
    - vaca
    English:
    assume
    - fillet
    - gristle
    - hunger
    - out
    - rump
    - steak
    - thread
    * * *
    filete nm
    1. [grueso] (fillet) steak;
    [delgado] fillet; [solomillo] sirloin filete de lomo rump steak;
    filete de pescado fillet of fish, fish fillet
    2. [de tornillo] thread
    3. [franja] (decorative) border
    4. Imprenta [línea] rule
    5. Esp Fam
    darse el filete (con) to neck (with), Br to snog
    * * *
    m GASTR fillet
    * * *
    filete nm
    1) : fillet
    2) solomillo: sirloin
    3) : thread (of a screw)
    * * *
    1. (grueso) steak
    2. (fino) fillet

    Spanish-English dictionary > filete

  • 6 filete a la plancha

    Ex. This dish, billed as the house specialty, was just an unremarkable griddled steak topped with some green bell peppers and green onions.
    * * *

    Ex: This dish, billed as the house specialty, was just an unremarkable griddled steak topped with some green bell peppers and green onions.

    Spanish-English dictionary > filete a la plancha

  • 7 mediocre

    adj.
    mediocre, average.
    f. & m.
    mediocre person, mediocrity.
    * * *
    1 mediocre
    * * *
    adj.
    mediocre, ordinary
    * * *
    ADJ average; pey mediocre
    * * *
    adjetivo mediocre
    * * *
    = meagre [meager, -USA], nondescript, run-of-the-mill, mediocre, indifferent, second-rate, undistinguished, lamely, unimpressive, unremarkable.
    Ex. Soon, however, the collection outgrew its meagre quarters and a full-fledged library occupying a 40x60 foot area came into being.
    Ex. He went on to explain that while there were no unsightly slums, there was a fairly large district of rather nondescript homes intermingled with plain two- and three-family brick and frame dwellings, principally in the eastern reaches of the city.
    Ex. Guides are almost always worth thinking of as the first type of bibliography to search when it is a quick check of run-of-the-mill bibliographical facts which is required.
    Ex. Despite the proliferation of biographies aimed at young adults which have lavish illustrations, easy-to-read print and attractive layout, most of them are lifeless and mediocre.
    Ex. This risk I gladly accept in the hope that I have succeeded in bringing to your notice the fact that there is an ailment here, however indifferent my diagnosis may have been, and by provoking thought on the matter.
    Ex. To date the library profession has been passive in its approach to new technology and has accepted the second-rate products it has been offered.
    Ex. You are about to hear an undistinguished non-expert speak prosaically about the library catalog as it currently is.
    Ex. People think that that this is just a stunt to generate more traffic to a lamely performing Web site.
    Ex. The author deems voice recognition technology to be unimpressive but finds that text-to-speech conversion has greatly improved.
    Ex. This dish, billed as the house specialty, was just an unremarkable griddled steak topped with some green bell peppers and green onions.
    * * *
    adjetivo mediocre
    * * *
    = meagre [meager, -USA], nondescript, run-of-the-mill, mediocre, indifferent, second-rate, undistinguished, lamely, unimpressive, unremarkable.

    Ex: Soon, however, the collection outgrew its meagre quarters and a full-fledged library occupying a 40x60 foot area came into being.

    Ex: He went on to explain that while there were no unsightly slums, there was a fairly large district of rather nondescript homes intermingled with plain two- and three-family brick and frame dwellings, principally in the eastern reaches of the city.
    Ex: Guides are almost always worth thinking of as the first type of bibliography to search when it is a quick check of run-of-the-mill bibliographical facts which is required.
    Ex: Despite the proliferation of biographies aimed at young adults which have lavish illustrations, easy-to-read print and attractive layout, most of them are lifeless and mediocre.
    Ex: This risk I gladly accept in the hope that I have succeeded in bringing to your notice the fact that there is an ailment here, however indifferent my diagnosis may have been, and by provoking thought on the matter.
    Ex: To date the library profession has been passive in its approach to new technology and has accepted the second-rate products it has been offered.
    Ex: You are about to hear an undistinguished non-expert speak prosaically about the library catalog as it currently is.
    Ex: People think that that this is just a stunt to generate more traffic to a lamely performing Web site.
    Ex: The author deems voice recognition technology to be unimpressive but finds that text-to-speech conversion has greatly improved.
    Ex: This dish, billed as the house specialty, was just an unremarkable griddled steak topped with some green bell peppers and green onions.

    * * *
    mediocre
    * * *

    mediocre adjetivo
    mediocre
    mediocre adjetivo mediocre
    ' mediocre' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    discreta
    - discreto
    - ordinaria
    - ordinario
    - regular
    - flojo
    - mediano
    - pobre
    English:
    goalkeeper
    - indifferent
    - mediocre
    - rate
    - sort
    - lack
    - mediocrity
    - second
    * * *
    mediocre, average
    * * *
    adj mediocre
    * * *
    : mediocre, average

    Spanish-English dictionary > mediocre

  • 8 nada extraordinario

    adj.
    run-of-the-mill, nothing out of the way, nothing special.
    pron.
    nothing out of this world, nothing extraordinary, nothing out of the way, nothing special.
    * * *
    (adj.) = unremarkable
    Ex. This dish, billed as the house specialty, was just an unremarkable griddled steak topped with some green bell peppers and green onions.
    * * *
    (adj.) = unremarkable

    Ex: This dish, billed as the house specialty, was just an unremarkable griddled steak topped with some green bell peppers and green onions.

    Spanish-English dictionary > nada extraordinario

  • 9 normal y corriente

    (adj.) = unremarkable
    Ex. This dish, billed as the house specialty, was just an unremarkable griddled steak topped with some green bell peppers and green onions.
    * * *
    (adj.) = unremarkable

    Ex: This dish, billed as the house specialty, was just an unremarkable griddled steak topped with some green bell peppers and green onions.

    Spanish-English dictionary > normal y corriente

  • 10 plancha2

    2 = griddle, hotplate.
    Ex. The griddle is ready when a few drops of water sprinkled on it form fast-moving bubbles.
    Ex. This range of hotplates covers a variety of sizes in cast iron and aluminium on request.
    ----
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * asar a la plancha = griddle.
    * filete a la plancha = griddled steak.
    * hacer una plancha a partir de un molde = cast + plate + from mould.
    * impresión en plancha de madera = woodblock printing.
    * litografía en plancha de zinc = zinc-plate lithograph.
    * número de plancha = plate number.
    * plancha cilíndrica = plate cylinder.
    * plancha de cobre para la impresión en huecograbado = intaglio copperplate.
    * plancha de cocinar = griddle, hotplate.
    * plancha de estereotipia = stereotype plate.
    * plancha de impresión = plate, printing plate.
    * plancha de impresión de cobre = copperplate.
    * plancha de impresión de latón = pewter plate.
    * plancha de impresión en relieve de cobre = engraved copper plate.
    * plancha de impresión litográfica = lithographic plate.
    * plancha del techo = ceiling tile.
    * plancha de madera = wood block [woodblock].
    * plancha de moqueta = carpet tile.
    * plancha de zinc = zinc plate.
    * plancha eléctrica = electric hotplate.
    * plancha eléctrica de cocinar = electric hotplate.
    * plancha para hacer gofres = waffle iron.
    * plancha xilográfica = relief woodcut.
    * plancha zincográfica = zincograph.
    * preparar a la plancha = griddle.

    Spanish-English dictionary > plancha2

  • 11 poco interesante

    adj.
    uninteresting, featureless, uninspiring, unremarkable.
    * * *
    (adj.) = dull, jackdaw, uninteresting, uninspiring, unremarkable
    Ex. These librarians are given Haykin upon the day of their arrival and are expected to read the entire dull document and use it as a guideline in establishing subject headings.
    Ex. The contrast between the fine feathers of these superb bindings and their jackdaw contents is often quaint.
    Ex. There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
    Ex. Though the novel begins like a house ablaze, it later thickens slightly into an acceptable if uninspiring finale.
    Ex. This dish, billed as the house specialty, was just an unremarkable griddled steak topped with some green bell peppers and green onions.
    * * *
    (adj.) = dull, jackdaw, uninteresting, uninspiring, unremarkable

    Ex: These librarians are given Haykin upon the day of their arrival and are expected to read the entire dull document and use it as a guideline in establishing subject headings.

    Ex: The contrast between the fine feathers of these superb bindings and their jackdaw contents is often quaint.
    Ex: There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
    Ex: Though the novel begins like a house ablaze, it later thickens slightly into an acceptable if uninspiring finale.
    Ex: This dish, billed as the house specialty, was just an unremarkable griddled steak topped with some green bell peppers and green onions.

    Spanish-English dictionary > poco interesante

  • 12 secado al sol

    (adj.) = sun-dried
    Ex. This tasty salad with broad beans, sun-dried tomatoes and griddled lamb is great as a healthy and filling main meal.
    * * *
    (adj.) = sun-dried

    Ex: This tasty salad with broad beans, sun-dried tomatoes and griddled lamb is great as a healthy and filling main meal.

    Spanish-English dictionary > secado al sol

  • 13 seco

    adj.
    1 dry, dead, lean, thin.
    2 dry, snap, snappy, curt.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: secar.
    * * *
    1 (gen) dry
    2 (frutos, flores) dried
    3 (marchito) withered, dried up
    5 figurado (carácter) dry; (tono, respuesta) curt, sharp
    6 figurado (golpe, ruido) sharp
    7 figurado (persona - delgada) skinny; (- vieja) old and wizened
    \
    a secas figurado simply, just
    dejar seco,-a familiar to bump off
    en seco (acción) suddenly
    estar más seco,-a que un higo familiar (delgado) to be as thin as a rake 2 (envejecido) to be old and wizened
    estar seco,-a familiar to be thirsty, be dry
    limpiar en seco to dry-clean
    quedarse seco,-a familiar to snuff it, croak
    * * *
    (f. - seca)
    adj.
    1) dry
    4) barren, arid
    5) curt, brusque
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=no húmedo) dry

    en seco (=sin líquido)

    dique 1), ley 1)
    2) (=desecado) [higo, pescado] dried; [hojas] dead, dried; [árbol] dead

    dame una cerveza, que estoy seco — * give me a beer, I'm really parched *

    ciruela, fruto 1)
    3) (=no graso) [piel, pelo] dry
    4) (=no dulce) [vino, licor] dry
    5) (=flaco) thin, skinny *
    6) (=no amable) [persona, carácter, respuesta] curt; [orden] sharp; [estilo] dry

    - no se puede -contestó muy seco — "can't be done," he replied curtly

    7) (=sin resonancia) [tos] dry; [ruido] dull; [impacto] sharp
    8)

    en seco (=bruscamente)

    pararse en seco — to stop dead, stop suddenly

    parar a algn en seco[al hablar] to cut sb short

    9) (=sin acompañamiento)
    palo 5)
    10)

    a secas —

    Gerardo García, Gerardo a secas para los amigos — Gerardo García, just Gerardo to his friends

    tener seco a algn Col, Cono Sur

    a ver todos, ¿al seco? — come on everyone, (down) in one!

    2.
    SM Col main course
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    1)
    a) [ESTAR] <ropa/platos/pintura> dry

    tengo la boca/garganta seca — my mouth/throat is dry

    b) [ESTAR] <planta/río/comida> dry
    c) [SER] <clima/región> dry
    2) ( disecado) <higos/flores> dried

    bacalao seco — stockfish, dried salt cod

    3) [SER] ( no graso) <piel/pelo> dry
    4) [SER] ( no dulce) <vino/licor/vermut> dry
    5) <golpe/sonido> sharp; < tos> dry
    6)
    a) <respuesta/carácter> dry
    b) (fam) ( delgado) thin
    c) [ESTAR] (fam) ( sediento) parched (colloq)

    en seco< frenar> sharply, suddenly

    a secas — (fam)

    dejar a alguien seco — ( matar) (fam) to kill somebody stone dead (colloq); noticia/respuesta

    * * *
    = curt, dry [drier -comp., driest -sup.], shrivelled [shriveled, -USA], waterless, sun-dried, dried.
    Ex. The young man pointed to him and said in a sharp, curt tone: 'Let me see your briefcase'.
    Ex. Machine-made paper, provided that it was dry, could be laid on with sufficient accuracy for register to be made with no more ado than adjustment of the forme for the second run.
    Ex. Green leaf parts showed higher transpiration rates and lower surface temperature than those that were yellow and shrivelled.
    Ex. This area is visited only by desert rats, biologists, military personnel, and those desperate people willing to walk across as much as 60 miles of waterless trail.
    Ex. This tasty salad with broad beans, sun-dried tomatoes and griddled lamb is great as a healthy and filling main meal.
    Ex. Smoked and dried fish are preferable to canned, and there are excellent varieties of tuna jerky on the market today.
    ----
    * albaricoque seco = dried apricot.
    * alergia a los frutos secos = nut allergy.
    * completamente seco = bone dry.
    * dejar en el dique seco = mothball.
    * dique seco = dry dock.
    * en el dique seco = in dry dock, in the wilderness.
    * en seco = in blind, blind, cold turkey.
    * estación seca, la = dry season, the.
    * flor seca = cut-and-dried flower.
    * fotografía en seco = dry photography.
    * fruta seca = dried fruit.
    * fruto seco = nut.
    * frutos secos = nuts.
    * frutos secos garrapiñados = marron glacé.
    * frutos secos glaseados = marron glacé.
    * golpe seco = flop.
    * hielo seco = dry ice powder.
    * hielo seco en polvo = dry ice powder.
    * impresión en seco = blind impression.
    * impreso en seco = blind-tooled.
    * legumbre seca = dry bean.
    * limpieza en seco = dry cleaning.
    * período seco = dry spell.
    * polvo seco = dry powder.
    * semilla seca = dried seed.
    * totalmente seco = bone dry.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    1)
    a) [ESTAR] <ropa/platos/pintura> dry

    tengo la boca/garganta seca — my mouth/throat is dry

    b) [ESTAR] <planta/río/comida> dry
    c) [SER] <clima/región> dry
    2) ( disecado) <higos/flores> dried

    bacalao seco — stockfish, dried salt cod

    3) [SER] ( no graso) <piel/pelo> dry
    4) [SER] ( no dulce) <vino/licor/vermut> dry
    5) <golpe/sonido> sharp; < tos> dry
    6)
    a) <respuesta/carácter> dry
    b) (fam) ( delgado) thin
    c) [ESTAR] (fam) ( sediento) parched (colloq)

    en seco< frenar> sharply, suddenly

    a secas — (fam)

    dejar a alguien seco — ( matar) (fam) to kill somebody stone dead (colloq); noticia/respuesta

    * * *
    = curt, dry [drier -comp., driest -sup.], shrivelled [shriveled, -USA], waterless, sun-dried, dried.

    Ex: The young man pointed to him and said in a sharp, curt tone: 'Let me see your briefcase'.

    Ex: Machine-made paper, provided that it was dry, could be laid on with sufficient accuracy for register to be made with no more ado than adjustment of the forme for the second run.
    Ex: Green leaf parts showed higher transpiration rates and lower surface temperature than those that were yellow and shrivelled.
    Ex: This area is visited only by desert rats, biologists, military personnel, and those desperate people willing to walk across as much as 60 miles of waterless trail.
    Ex: This tasty salad with broad beans, sun-dried tomatoes and griddled lamb is great as a healthy and filling main meal.
    Ex: Smoked and dried fish are preferable to canned, and there are excellent varieties of tuna jerky on the market today.
    * albaricoque seco = dried apricot.
    * alergia a los frutos secos = nut allergy.
    * completamente seco = bone dry.
    * dejar en el dique seco = mothball.
    * dique seco = dry dock.
    * en el dique seco = in dry dock, in the wilderness.
    * en seco = in blind, blind, cold turkey.
    * estación seca, la = dry season, the.
    * flor seca = cut-and-dried flower.
    * fotografía en seco = dry photography.
    * fruta seca = dried fruit.
    * fruto seco = nut.
    * frutos secos = nuts.
    * frutos secos garrapiñados = marron glacé.
    * frutos secos glaseados = marron glacé.
    * golpe seco = flop.
    * hielo seco = dry ice powder.
    * hielo seco en polvo = dry ice powder.
    * impresión en seco = blind impression.
    * impreso en seco = blind-tooled.
    * legumbre seca = dry bean.
    * limpieza en seco = dry cleaning.
    * período seco = dry spell.
    * polvo seco = dry powder.
    * semilla seca = dried seed.
    * totalmente seco = bone dry.

    * * *
    seco1 -ca
    A
    1 [ ESTAR] ‹ropa/platos/pintura› dry
    [ S ] manténgase en lugar seco store in a dry place
    tengo la boca/garganta seca my mouth/throat is dry
    2 [ ESTAR] ‹planta/tierra› dry
    el campo está sequísimo the countryside o land is really dry o parched
    3 [ ESTAR] ‹río/pozo› dry
    4 [ ESTAR] ‹arroz/pollo› dry
    el pescado estuvo demasiado tiempo en el horno y está muy seco the fish was in the oven for too long so it's got(ten) very dry
    5 [ SER] ‹clima/región› dry
    B (desecado) ‹higos› dried; ‹flores› dried
    bacalao seco stockfish, dried salt cod
    C [ SER] (no graso) ‹piel/pelo› dry
    D [ SER] (no dulce) ‹vino/licor/vermú› dry
    E ‹golpe/sonido› sharp; ‹tos› dry
    F
    1 ‹respuesta/carácter› dry
    estuvo muy seco conmigo he was very short o brusque o curt with me
    2 ( fam) (delgado) thin
    está más seco que un palo he's as thin as a rake
    3 [ ESTAR] ( fam) (sediento) parched ( colloq)
    G ( en locs):
    en seco ‹frenar› sharply, suddenly
    me paró en seco he stopped me dead o he stopped me in my tracks
    el coche paró en seco the car stopped dead
    limpieza en seco dry cleaning
    a secas ( fam): quíteme el `doctor', llámeme Roberto a secas there's no need to call me `doctor', just call me (plain) Roberto
    le dijo que no, así a secas she gave him a straight `no'
    pan así a secas no me apetece I don't feel like eating just bread on its own like that
    le pidió mil dólares así, a secas he just asked him for a thousand dollars outright o straight out, he asked him for a thousand dollars, just like that
    dejar a algn seco ( fam); to kill sb stone dead ( colloq)
    seco para algo ( Chi fam): el hijo le salió seco para la física her son turned out to be brilliant o a whiz at physics ( colloq)
    es seco para el garabato he has a great line in swear words ( colloq)
    tener seco a algn (Col, RPl fam): este tipo me tiene seca I'm up to here with o I'm sick and tired of this guy ( colloq)
    tomarse algo al seco ( Chi fam); to down sth o knock sth back (in one go) ( colloq)
    ( Col)
    main dish
    * * *

     

    Del verbo secar: ( conjugate secar)

    seco es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    secó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    secar    
    seco
    secar ( conjugate secar) verbo transitivo
    a)ropa/pelo/platos to dry;

    pintura/arcilla to dry
    b)tierra/plantas/hierba to dry up;

    pielto make … dry
    verbo intransitivo
    to dry
    secarse verbo pronominal
    1
    a) [ropa/pintura/pelo] to dry;

    [ piel] to get dry;


    c) [tierra/planta/hierba] to dry up

    d) [río/pozo/fuente] to dry up

    e) [arroz/guiso] to go dry

    2 ( refl) [ persona] to dry oneself;
    manos/pelo to dry;
    lágrimas to dry, wipe away
    seco
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    1
    a) [ESTAR] ‹ropa/platos/pintura dry;

    boca/garganta dry
    b) [ESTAR] ‹planta/río/comida dry

    c) [SER] ‹clima/región dry

    2higos/flores dried;

    3 [SER] ( no graso) ‹piel/pelo dry
    4 [SER] ( no dulce) ‹vino/licor/vermut dry
    5golpe/sonido sharp;
    tos dry
    6respuesta/carácter dry;

    7 ( en locs)
    en secofrenar/parar sharply, suddenly;

    limpieza en seco dry cleaning
    secar verbo transitivo to dry: el sol secó la pintura, the sun dried the paint
    seco,-a adjetivo
    1 (sin humedad) dry
    (disecado) dried
    (sin agua) el río está seco, the river is dry
    2 (planta) dried up
    3 (pelo, piel) dry
    4 (tos) dry, hacking
    5 (vino, alcohol) dry
    6 (poco afable) curt, sharp
    (contestación) crisp, terse
    7 (golpe, ruido) sharp
    8 (delgado, con poca carne) skinny
    9 fam (atónito, parado) stunned
    ♦ Locuciones: a secas, (sin más) llámame Paco a secas, just call me Paco
    en seco, (de golpe, bruscamente) estaba hablando y se paró en seco, he was talking when he stopped dead
    (muerto en el acto) se cayó de un precipicio y se quedó seco, he fell off the cliff and died instantly
    ' seco' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bocinazo
    - dique
    - lavar
    - lavado
    - limpieza
    - palo
    - secar
    - seca
    - secarse
    - bacalao
    - contrario
    - limpiar
    - más
    - moco
    - parar
    - se
    - vino
    English:
    bone-dry
    - clean
    - crack
    - crisp
    - curt
    - dead
    - dehydrated
    - dried
    - dry
    - dry wine
    - dry-clean
    - mop
    - nut
    - parched
    - rap
    - seasoned
    - shell
    - short
    - shrivelled
    - snap
    - stop
    - wipe away
    - bone
    - click
    - desiccated
    - dryness
    - medium
    - moist
    - smart
    - terse
    * * *
    seco, -a
    adj
    1. [ropa, lugar] dry;
    el pantalón todavía no está seco the Br trousers o US pants aren't yet dry;
    tiene la piel seca/el cabello seco she has dry skin/hair;
    consérvese en un lugar seco [en etiqueta] keep in a dry place
    2. [higos] dried;
    flores secas dried flowers
    3. [clima, país] dry
    4. [marchito] withered
    5. [pozo, fuente] dry, dried up
    6. [persona, actitud] brusque ( con to);
    estuvo muy seco con su madre he was very short with his mother;
    me contestó con un no seco she answered me with a curt “no”
    7. [flaco] thin, lean;
    se está quedando seco he's getting skinny
    8. [vino, licor] dry
    9. [ruido] dull;
    [tos] dry; [voz] sharp;
    10. Fam [sediento] thirsty;
    estar seco to be thirsty
    11. Fam [muerto] stone-dead;
    [pasmado] stunned;
    dejar a alguien seco [matar] to kill sb stone-dead;
    [pasmar] to stun sb; RP Fam [agotar] to leave sb drained
    12.
    parar en seco [bruscamente] to stop dead
    nm
    1. Perú [guiso] = meat stew served with rice and a garlic, lemon and coriander sauce
    2. Col [plato principal] main dish
    a secas loc adv
    simply, just;
    llámame Juan a secas just call me Juan;
    no comas pan a secas don't eat just bread
    * * *
    adj
    1 dry; planta dried up;
    estar seco fam ( tener sed) be parched fam
    2 fig ( antipático) curt, brusque
    3
    :
    dejar a alguien seco fam kill s.o. stone dead;
    parar en seco stop dead
    4
    :
    llámala Carmen a secas just call her Carmen
    * * *
    seco, -ca adj
    1) : dry
    2) disecado: dried
    fruta seca: dried fruit
    3) : thin, lean
    4) : curt, brusque
    5) : sharp
    un golpe seco: a sharp blow
    6)
    a secas : simply, just
    se llama Chico, a secas: he's just called Chico
    7)
    en seco : abruptly, suddenly
    frenar en seco: to make a sudden stop
    * * *
    seco adj
    1. (en general) dry [comp. drier; superl. driest]
    2. (frutos, flores) dried
    3. (persona) unfriendly [comp. unfriendlier; superl. unfriendliest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > seco

  • 14 plancha

    f.
    1 iron.
    pasar la plancha a algo to give something a quick iron
    odio la plancha I hate ironing
    esas camisas necesitan una plancha those shirts need ironing
    plancha de vapor steam iron
    2 grill.
    a la plancha grilled
    3 plate (placa).
    5 dangerous tackle.
    6 plate (Imprenta).
    7 electric iron, smoothing iron.
    8 hotplate, griddle.
    9 embarrassment.
    10 boner.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: planchar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: planchar.
    * * *
    1 (de metal) plate, sheet
    2 (electrodoméstico) iron; (acción de planchar) ironing; (ropa que planchar) clothes to be ironed
    3 (placa de cocina) griddle, hotplate
    4 familiar (error) boob, faux pas
    5 (al saltar al agua) belly flop; (en fútbol) diving header
    \
    a la plancha grilled
    hacer una plancha familiar to boob, make a boob
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) iron
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=lámina) plate, sheet; (=losa) slab; (Tip) plate; (Náut) gangway; (Med) dental plate

    hacer la plancha[bañista] to float

    2) (=utensilio) iron; (=acción) ironing; [de traje] pressing; (=ropa para planchar) ironing

    plancha a o de vapor — steam iron

    3) (Culin) grill; Cono Sur griddle pan
    4) (=ejercicio) press-up
    5) * (=error) bloomer *

    hacer o tirarse una plancha — to drop a clanger **, put one's foot in it

    6) (Dep) dive
    * * *
    1)
    b) ( acto) ironing; ( ropa para planchar) ironing
    2)
    a) (Const, Tec) sheet
    b) (Impr) plate
    c) (Chi) ( con inscripción) plaque
    3) ( utensilio) griddle; ( parte de la cocina) hotplate, griddle
    5)
    a) (fam) ( metedura de pata) boo-boo (colloq), boob (colloq)

    tirarse una plancha — (Esp fam) to put one's foot in it (colloq), to goof (colloq)

    b) (Chi fam) ( vergüenza) embarrassment

    qué plancha pasé!I was o felt so embarrassed!

    * * *
    1)
    b) ( acto) ironing; ( ropa para planchar) ironing
    2)
    a) (Const, Tec) sheet
    b) (Impr) plate
    c) (Chi) ( con inscripción) plaque
    3) ( utensilio) griddle; ( parte de la cocina) hotplate, griddle
    5)
    a) (fam) ( metedura de pata) boo-boo (colloq), boob (colloq)

    tirarse una plancha — (Esp fam) to put one's foot in it (colloq), to goof (colloq)

    b) (Chi fam) ( vergüenza) embarrassment

    qué plancha pasé!I was o felt so embarrassed!

    * * *
    plancha1
    1 = flat-iron, iron.

    Ex: As with all electrical devices, be cautious when using blow-dryers and flat-irons around water and/or children.

    Ex: She was arrested and charged with burning her 11-year-old daughter with an iron.
    * plancha de la ropa = flat-iron.
    * plancha de vapor = steam iron.
    * remate en plancha = diving header.
    * tabla de la plancha = ironing board.

    plancha2
    2 = griddle, hotplate.

    Ex: The griddle is ready when a few drops of water sprinkled on it form fast-moving bubbles
    .

    Ex: This range of hotplates covers a variety of sizes in cast iron and aluminium on request.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * asar a la plancha = griddle.
    * filete a la plancha = griddled steak.
    * hacer una plancha a partir de un molde = cast + plate + from mould.
    * impresión en plancha de madera = woodblock printing.
    * litografía en plancha de zinc = zinc-plate lithograph.
    * número de plancha = plate number.
    * plancha cilíndrica = plate cylinder.
    * plancha de cobre para la impresión en huecograbado = intaglio copperplate.
    * plancha de cocinar = griddle, hotplate.
    * plancha de estereotipia = stereotype plate.
    * plancha de impresión = plate, printing plate.
    * plancha de impresión de cobre = copperplate.
    * plancha de impresión de latón = pewter plate.
    * plancha de impresión en relieve de cobre = engraved copper plate.
    * plancha de impresión litográfica = lithographic plate.
    * plancha del techo = ceiling tile.
    * plancha de madera = wood block [woodblock].
    * plancha de moqueta = carpet tile.
    * plancha de zinc = zinc plate.
    * plancha eléctrica = electric hotplate.
    * plancha eléctrica de cocinar = electric hotplate.
    * plancha para hacer gofres = waffle iron.
    * plancha xilográfica = relief woodcut.
    * plancha zincográfica = zincograph.
    * preparar a la plancha = griddle.

    plancha3
    3 = boner.

    Ex: Inferencing skills can be learned as students clarify contextual meanings of ambiguous statements, mispronunciations, and boners that may be found in newspaper headlines, texts, and conversations.

    * tirarse una placha = make + a bloomer.
    * tirarse una plancha = put + Posesivo + foot in it, put + Posesivo + foot in + Posesivo + mouth, stick + Posesivo + foot in it, drop + a clanger, drop + a bollock, make + a blunder, blunder.

    * * *
    A
    pásale la plancha run the iron over it, iron it, give it an iron
    2 (acto) ironing
    esa camisa no necesita plancha that shirt doesn't need ironing
    Compuestos:
    steam iron
    electric iron
    B
    1 ( Const, Tec) sheet
    acero en planchas sheet steel
    2 ( Impr) plate
    Compuesto:
    plancha de vela or de windsurf
    sailboard, windsurfer
    C (utensilio) griddle; (parte de la cocina) hotplate, griddle
    un filete a la plancha a grilled steak
    D
    (en natación): hacer la plancha to float
    E
    1 ( fam); boob ( colloq), bloomer ( BrE colloq)
    tirarse una plancha to put one's foot in it ( colloq), to goof ( colloq)
    pegarse plancha ( Méx fam); to get a shock ( colloq)
    2 ( Chi fam) (vergüenza) embarrassment
    ¡qué plancha pasé! I was o felt so embarrassed!
    * * *

     

    Del verbo planchar: ( conjugate planchar)

    plancha es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    plancha    
    planchar
    plancha sustantivo femenino
    1

    b) ( acto) ironing;

    ( ropa para planchar) ironing
    2
    a) (Const, Tec) sheet

    b) (Impr) plate

    3 ( utensilio de cocina) griddle;

    4
    a) (fam) ( metedura de pata) boo-boo (colloq), boob (colloq)

    b) (Chi fam) ( vergüenza) embarrassment

    planchar ( conjugate planchar) verbo transitivosábana/mantel to iron;
    pantalones to press, iron;
    traje to press
    verbo intransitivo ( con la plancha) to do the ironing
    plancha sustantivo femenino
    1 (para ropa) iron
    2 (para alimentos) grill, griddle
    planchar verbo transitivo to iron
    ' plancha' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    hacer
    - hoja
    - horror
    - montaña
    - odiar
    - vapor
    - calentar
    - chapa
    - estirar
    - lámina
    - pasar
    - placa
    - planchar
    - quemar
    English:
    blow
    - drip-dry
    - griddle
    - hotplate
    - iron
    - gang
    - plate
    - press
    - service
    - sheet
    * * *
    1. [aparato para planchar] iron;
    pasar la plancha a algo to give sth a quick iron;
    odio la plancha I hate ironing;
    esas camisas necesitan una plancha those shirts need ironing
    plancha de vapor steam iron
    2. [ropa planchada] ironing
    3. [para cocinar] grill;
    a la plancha grilled
    4. [placa] plate;
    [de madera] sheet
    5. Fam [metedura de pata] blunder, Br boob, US boo-boo
    6. [en fútbol] dangerous tackle [with studs showing];
    entrar en plancha to go in studs first
    7. Imprenta plate
    8. [al nadar]
    hacer la plancha to float on one's back
    9. RP, Ven [lista] slate, ticket
    10. Méx Fam
    ser una plancha to be a pain in the neck;
    darle plancha a alguien to stand sb up;
    pegarse plancha to get a nasty shock
    * * *
    f
    1 para planchar iron;
    no precisa plancha it doesn’t need ironing
    2 en cocina broiler, Br
    grill;
    a la plancha broiled, Br grilled
    3 de metal sheet
    4 fam ( metedura de pata) goof fam
    5 TIP plate
    * * *
    1) : iron, ironing
    2) : grill, griddle
    a la plancha: grilled
    3) : sheet, plate
    plancha para hornear: baking sheet
    4) fam : blunder, blooper
    * * *

    Spanish-English dictionary > plancha

  • 15 especialidad de la casa

    la especialidad de la casa
    (n.) = house specialty, the

    Ex: This dish, billed as the house specialty, was just an unremarkable griddled steak topped with some green bell peppers and green onions.

    Spanish-English dictionary > especialidad de la casa

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