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  • 1 alocado

    adj.
    1 crazy, mad.
    2 crazy, hothead, harebrained, scatterbrained.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: alocar.
    * * *
    1 (distraído) scatterbrained
    2 (loco) crazy, wild, reckless
    3 (irreflexivo) thoughtless, rash, impetuous
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (despistado) scatterbrain; (loco) fool
    * * *
    (f. - alocada)
    adj.
    2) wild
    * * *
    alocado, -a
    1.
    ADJ (=loco) crazy, mad; (=irresponsable) wild; (=distraído) scatterbrained
    2.
    SM / F madcap
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo (irresponsable, imprudente) crazy, wild; (irreflexivo, impetuoso) rash, impetuous; ( despistado) scatterbrained
    II
    - da masculino, femenino ( imprudente) crazy o reckless fool; ( irreflexivo) rash fool; ( despistado) scatterbrain
    * * *
    = hectic, freewheeling [free-wheeling], wild [wilder -comp., wildest -sup.], zany [zanier -comp., zaniest -sup.], heedless, berserk, reckless.
    Ex. The hectic pace of developments in IT applications has raised many sensitive issues for educators.
    Ex. Yet it is argued that these fluctuations do not justify either precipitous journal cancellations or free-wheeling additions to the collection.
    Ex. The letter sent Tomas Hernandez into a frenzy of conflicting reactions: ecstatic jubilation and ego-tripping, wild speculation and outrageous fantasy, compounded by confusion and indirection.
    Ex. His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex. In his wise and graceful book, Watts achieves a balance between the blind adulation and heedless scorn that distorts most commentary on Walt Disney.
    Ex. Today, hyperbolic comic and cartoon imagery is an established movie aesthetic -- a berserk but ironic Pop Art expressionism.
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Reckless driving on the information highway, or, is the scholar of the research library effectively using the available resources?'.
    ----
    * hacer algo alocado = do + something footloose and fancy-free.
    * momentos alocados = heady days.
    * tiempos alocados = heady days.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo (irresponsable, imprudente) crazy, wild; (irreflexivo, impetuoso) rash, impetuous; ( despistado) scatterbrained
    II
    - da masculino, femenino ( imprudente) crazy o reckless fool; ( irreflexivo) rash fool; ( despistado) scatterbrain
    * * *
    = hectic, freewheeling [free-wheeling], wild [wilder -comp., wildest -sup.], zany [zanier -comp., zaniest -sup.], heedless, berserk, reckless.

    Ex: The hectic pace of developments in IT applications has raised many sensitive issues for educators.

    Ex: Yet it is argued that these fluctuations do not justify either precipitous journal cancellations or free-wheeling additions to the collection.
    Ex: The letter sent Tomas Hernandez into a frenzy of conflicting reactions: ecstatic jubilation and ego-tripping, wild speculation and outrageous fantasy, compounded by confusion and indirection.
    Ex: His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex: In his wise and graceful book, Watts achieves a balance between the blind adulation and heedless scorn that distorts most commentary on Walt Disney.
    Ex: Today, hyperbolic comic and cartoon imagery is an established movie aesthetic -- a berserk but ironic Pop Art expressionism.
    Ex: The article is entitled ' Reckless driving on the information highway, or, is the scholar of the research library effectively using the available resources?'.
    * hacer algo alocado = do + something footloose and fancy-free.
    * momentos alocados = heady days.
    * tiempos alocados = heady days.

    * * *
    alocado1 -da
    (irresponsable, imprudente) crazy, wild, reckless; (irreflexivo, impetuoso) rash, impetuous; (despistado) scatterbrained
    corría alocado por la calle pidiendo socorro he was running up the street like a madman, calling for help
    alocado2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    (personaimprudente) crazy o reckless fool; (— irreflexiva) rash fool; (— despistada) scatterbrain
    * * *

    alocado
    ◊ -da adjetivo (irresponsable, imprudente) crazy, wild;


    (irreflexivo, impetuoso) rash, impetuous;
    ( despistado) scatterbrained
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino ( imprudente) crazy o reckless fool;
    ( irreflexivo) rash fool;
    ( despistado) scatterbrain
    alocado,-a adjetivo thoughtless, rash
    ' alocado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alocada
    - bala
    - inconsciente
    English:
    wild
    * * *
    alocado, -a
    adj
    1. [loco] crazy;
    lleva una vida alocada she lives a wild life
    2. [irreflexivo] rash, reckless;
    fue una decisión alocada it was a rash decision
    nm,f
    1. [loco]
    es un alocado he's crazy
    2. [irreflexivo]
    es un alocado he's rash o reckless
    * * *
    I adj crazy
    II m, alocada f crazy fool
    * * *
    alocado, -da adj
    1) : crazy
    2) : wild, reckless
    3) : silly, scatterbrained

    Spanish-English dictionary > alocado

  • 2 aspirar a lo máximo

    (v.) = shoot (for) + the moon
    Ex. Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    * * *
    (v.) = shoot (for) + the moon

    Ex: Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.

    Spanish-English dictionary > aspirar a lo máximo

  • 3 atolondrado

    adj.
    1 bewildered, perplexed, at a loss, rattled.
    2 reckless, muddle-headed, harebrained, mindless.
    3 careless, thoughtless.
    f. & m.
    confused person, muddler, scatterbrain.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: atolondrar.
    * * *
    1→ link=atolondrar atolondrar
    1 (desatinado) scatterbrained, reckless, silly
    2 (aturdido) stunned, bewildered
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=aturdido) bewildered, stunned
    2) (=irreflexivo) thoughtless, reckless; (=casquivano) scatterbrained; (=tonto) silly
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( impetuoso) rash, impetuous; ( despistado) scatterbrained
    b) [estar] ( por golpe) dazed, stunned
    II
    - da masculino, femenino scatterbrain
    * * *
    = reckless, harebrained, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, haywire.
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Reckless driving on the information highway, or, is the scholar of the research library effectively using the available resources?'.
    Ex. Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. The concept is brilliant -- young Owen begins to get back his superpowers but they are, well, a little bit haywire.
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    * atolondrado con = besotted with.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( impetuoso) rash, impetuous; ( despistado) scatterbrained
    b) [estar] ( por golpe) dazed, stunned
    II
    - da masculino, femenino scatterbrain
    * * *
    = reckless, harebrained, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, haywire.

    Ex: The article is entitled ' Reckless driving on the information highway, or, is the scholar of the research library effectively using the available resources?'.

    Ex: Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: The concept is brilliant -- young Owen begins to get back his superpowers but they are, well, a little bit haywire.
    * atolondrado con = besotted with.

    * * *
    1 [ SER] (alocado) impetuous; (despistado) scatterbrained
    2 [ ESTAR] (por un golpe) dazed, stunned
    masculine, feminine
    scatterbrain
    * * *

    Del verbo atolondrar: ( conjugate atolondrar)

    atolondrado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    atolondrado    
    atolondrar
    atolondrado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) [ser] ( impetuoso) rash, impetuous;

    ( despistado) scatterbrained
    b) [estar] ( por golpe) dazed, stunned

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    scatterbrain
    atolondrar ( conjugate atolondrar) verbo transitivo


    atolondrarse verbo pronominal


    no te atolondres, piénsalo bien don't rush into it, think it over carefully

    atolondrado,-a adjetivo foolish, feather-brained,
    ' atolondrado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atolondrada
    English:
    scatterbrained
    * * *
    atolondrado, -a
    adj
    1. [precipitado] foolish, thoughtless
    2. [aturdido] bewildered, confused
    nm,f
    [precipitado]
    es un atolondrado he's rather foolish, he's a bit of a fool
    * * *
    adj scatterbrained
    * * *
    atolondrado, -da adj
    1) aturdido: bewildered, dazed
    2) despistado: scatterbrained, absentminded

    Spanish-English dictionary > atolondrado

  • 4 aturdido

    adj.
    1 dazed, at a loss, at a loss for words, bemused.
    2 harebrained, scatterbrained, scatter brained, scatty.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: aturdir.
    * * *
    1→ link=aturdir aturdir
    1 (confundido) stunned, dazed, bewildered
    2 (atolondrado) reckless, harebrained
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=atolondrado) bewildered, dazed
    2) (=irreflexivo) thoughtless, reckless
    * * *
    = dazed, stunned, astounded, flabbergasted, addled, groggy [groggier -comp., groggiest -sup.], distraught.
    Ex. The article ' Dazed and confused' reviews developments in publishing technology during 1997.
    Ex. She revealed that her first pregnancy had left her stunned.
    Ex. Astounded and frightened by those shimmering tears, Leforte repeated her questions: 'Bernice... Please... Is anything wrong? Can I help?'.
    Ex. They say they are flabbergasted and astounded by the decision to turn down their application.
    Ex. They were too addled to come to any definite conclusion.
    Ex. The groggy feeling you get after being awakened by an alarm is often the result of an interrupted sleep cycle.
    Ex. Before she could respond and follow up with a question about her distraught state, Feng escaped to the women's room.
    * * *
    = dazed, stunned, astounded, flabbergasted, addled, groggy [groggier -comp., groggiest -sup.], distraught.

    Ex: The article ' Dazed and confused' reviews developments in publishing technology during 1997.

    Ex: She revealed that her first pregnancy had left her stunned.
    Ex: Astounded and frightened by those shimmering tears, Leforte repeated her questions: 'Bernice... Please... Is anything wrong? Can I help?'.
    Ex: They say they are flabbergasted and astounded by the decision to turn down their application.
    Ex: They were too addled to come to any definite conclusion.
    Ex: The groggy feeling you get after being awakened by an alarm is often the result of an interrupted sleep cycle.
    Ex: Before she could respond and follow up with a question about her distraught state, Feng escaped to the women's room.

    * * *

    Del verbo aturdir: ( conjugate aturdir)

    aturdido es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    aturdido    
    aturdir
    aturdir ( conjugate aturdir) verbo transitivo
    a) [música/ruido]:


    este ruido me aturde I can't think straight with this noise

    c) [golpe/noticia/suceso] to stun, daze

    aturdirse verbo pronominal ( confundirse) to get confused o flustered;
    (por golpe, noticia) to be stunned o dazed
    aturdido,-a adjetivo stunned, dazed
    aturdir verbo transitivo
    1 (dejar mareado) to stun, daze
    2 (desconcertar) to bewilder, confuse
    ' aturdido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abombada
    - abombado
    - atontada
    - atontado
    - aturdida
    - cortado
    English:
    daze
    - dazed
    - groggy
    - stunned
    * * *
    aturdido, -a adj
    dazed
    * * *
    adj dazed, in a daze

    Spanish-English dictionary > aturdido

  • 5 conseguir lo imposible

    (v.) = achieve + the impossible, accomplish + the impossible, shoot (for) + the moon
    Ex. While SDI systems may not be able to achieve the impossible, they can function very effectively within a particular organization.
    Ex. The author suggests a moratorium on publishing the UN's activities for so that there would then be no need for indexes that, failing to accomplish the impossible, are cavalierly declared inadequate.
    Ex. Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    * * *
    (v.) = achieve + the impossible, accomplish + the impossible, shoot (for) + the moon

    Ex: While SDI systems may not be able to achieve the impossible, they can function very effectively within a particular organization.

    Ex: The author suggests a moratorium on publishing the UN's activities for so that there would then be no need for indexes that, failing to accomplish the impossible, are cavalierly declared inadequate.
    Ex: Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.

    Spanish-English dictionary > conseguir lo imposible

  • 6 desatinado

    adj.
    absurd, mistaken, lost, erroneous.
    f. & m.
    1 idiot, fool, madman.
    2 fumbler, blunderer, incompetent.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: desatinar.
    * * *
    1→ link=desatinar desatinar
    1 (imprudente) rash, reckless
    2 (tonto) foolish, silly
    * * *
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) < medida> unwise, foolish
    b) < persona> ( sin tacto) tactless; ( sin juicio) foolish
    * * *
    Ex. Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) < medida> unwise, foolish
    b) < persona> ( sin tacto) tactless; ( sin juicio) foolish
    * * *

    Ex: Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.

    * * *
    1 ‹medida› unwise, imprudent, foolish
    su explicación es extraña pero no es tan desatinada his explanation is strange but it's not that far-fetched o not that wide of the mark
    ¡qué cosa tan desatinada de decir! ( RPl); what a silly thing to say!
    2 ‹persona› (sin tacto) tactless; (sin juicio) foolish
    * * *

    Del verbo desatinar: ( conjugate desatinar)

    desatinado es:

    el participio

    desatinado,-a adjetivo unwise
    ' desatinado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    desatinada
    English:
    ill-advised
    * * *
    desatinado, -a adj
    1. [necio] foolish, silly
    2. [imprudente] rash, reckless
    * * *
    adj foolish
    * * *
    desatinado, -da adj
    : foolish, silly

    Spanish-English dictionary > desatinado

  • 7 descabellado

    adj.
    farfetched, crazy, wild, absurd.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: descabellar.
    * * *
    1→ link=descabellar descabellar
    1 figurado wild, crazy
    * * *
    ADJ [plan, idea] crazy, wild, preposterous
    * * *
    - da adjetivo crazy, ridiculous
    * * *
    = breakneck, misconceived, off-the-wall, screwy [screwier -comp., screwiest -sup.], harebrained, far-fetched [farfetched], cuckoo.
    Ex. Certainly, as we know from our previous discussion, no institution of its own accord would change at the breakneck pace at which our own field appears to be moving.
    Ex. It is important that those engaged in IR should not be abused by misconceived goals based on a failure to recognize the essential properties of IR.
    Ex. 'I hope this doesn't sound like an off-the-wall remark but have you ever heard of or read anything about the so called mid-life crisis?'.
    Ex. This is the newspaper that ran a lengthy article about LaRouche's screwy assertion that the greenhouse effect doesn't exist and that the ozone layer is not disappearing.
    Ex. Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex. If the situation arises in Britain as in the United States, where there is a proliferation of TV channels, and many local television stations, then it is perhaps not too far-fetched to imagine some of these transmitting either specialized or local teletext information.
    Ex. Meanwhile, further proof that the entire party is cuckoo comes to us with the passage of another big tax cut for the rich.
    ----
    * empresa descabellada = fool's errand.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo crazy, ridiculous
    * * *
    = breakneck, misconceived, off-the-wall, screwy [screwier -comp., screwiest -sup.], harebrained, far-fetched [farfetched], cuckoo.

    Ex: Certainly, as we know from our previous discussion, no institution of its own accord would change at the breakneck pace at which our own field appears to be moving.

    Ex: It is important that those engaged in IR should not be abused by misconceived goals based on a failure to recognize the essential properties of IR.
    Ex: 'I hope this doesn't sound like an off-the-wall remark but have you ever heard of or read anything about the so called mid-life crisis?'.
    Ex: This is the newspaper that ran a lengthy article about LaRouche's screwy assertion that the greenhouse effect doesn't exist and that the ozone layer is not disappearing.
    Ex: Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex: If the situation arises in Britain as in the United States, where there is a proliferation of TV channels, and many local television stations, then it is perhaps not too far-fetched to imagine some of these transmitting either specialized or local teletext information.
    Ex: Meanwhile, further proof that the entire party is cuckoo comes to us with the passage of another big tax cut for the rich.
    * empresa descabellada = fool's errand.

    * * *
    crazy, ridiculous
    * * *

    Del verbo descabellar: ( conjugate descabellar)

    descabellado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    descabellado    
    descabellar
    descabellado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    crazy, ridiculous
    descabellado,-a adjetivo crazy, wild

    ' descabellado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    delirante
    - descabellada
    - jalado
    English:
    misconceived
    - wild
    - outlandish
    * * *
    descabellado, -a adj
    crazy
    * * *
    adj
    :
    idea descabellada fam hare-brained idea fam
    * * *
    descabellado, -da adj
    : outlandish, ridiculous

    Spanish-English dictionary > descabellado

  • 8 disparatado

    adj.
    nonsensical, irrational, absurd, meaningless.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: disparatar.
    * * *
    1→ link=disparatar disparatar
    1 absurd, foolish, ridiculous
    * * *
    (f. - disparatada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ crazy, nonsensical
    * * *
    - da adjetivo <acto/proyecto/idea> crazy, ludicrous; <gasto/precio> outrageous, ridiculous, excessive
    * * *
    = off-the-wall, high-flying, screwy [screwier -comp., screwiest -sup.], harebrained, nonsensical.
    Ex. 'I hope this doesn't sound like an off-the-wall remark but have you ever heard of or read anything about the so called mid-life crisis?'.
    Ex. I do have to add, however, that this rapid character drawing was a touch spoiled by the bathos of Slake's high-flying style.
    Ex. This is the newspaper that ran a lengthy article about LaRouche's screwy assertion that the greenhouse effect doesn't exist and that the ozone layer is not disappearing.
    Ex. Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex. Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo <acto/proyecto/idea> crazy, ludicrous; <gasto/precio> outrageous, ridiculous, excessive
    * * *
    = off-the-wall, high-flying, screwy [screwier -comp., screwiest -sup.], harebrained, nonsensical.

    Ex: 'I hope this doesn't sound like an off-the-wall remark but have you ever heard of or read anything about the so called mid-life crisis?'.

    Ex: I do have to add, however, that this rapid character drawing was a touch spoiled by the bathos of Slake's high-flying style.
    Ex: This is the newspaper that ran a lengthy article about LaRouche's screwy assertion that the greenhouse effect doesn't exist and that the ozone layer is not disappearing.
    Ex: Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex: Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.

    * * *
    1 ‹acto/proyecto/idea› crazy, ludicrous, absurd, ridiculous
    2 ‹gasto/precio› outrageous, ridiculous, excessive
    * * *

    Del verbo disparatar: ( conjugate disparatar)

    disparatado es:

    el participio

    disparatado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹acto/proyecto/idea crazy, ludicrous;


    gasto/precio outrageous, ridiculous
    disparatado,-a adjetivo absurd
    ' disparatado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    disparatada
    - peregrina
    - peregrino
    English:
    crazy
    - mad
    - wild
    - cockeyed
    - nonsensical
    * * *
    disparatado, -a adj
    absurd, crazy;
    precios disparatados ridiculous o crazy prices;
    una disparatada comedia de Brooks a screwball comedy by Brooks
    * * *
    absurd, crazy fam
    * * *
    disparatado, -da adj
    absurdo, ridículo: absurd, ridiculous, crazy

    Spanish-English dictionary > disparatado

  • 9 echar toda la carne en el asador

    figurado to go in for everything
    * * *
    (v.) = put + all (of) + Posesivo + eggs in one basket, shoot (for) + the moon, go for + broke
    Ex. They agree that serials librarians do need vendors and that using more than one vendor is preferable to putting all of one's eggs in one basket.
    Ex. Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex. The article ' Going for broke' reports on the Association of Assistant Librarians National Student Conference held at Manchester Polytechnic, Feb 87.
    * * *
    (v.) = put + all (of) + Posesivo + eggs in one basket, shoot (for) + the moon, go for + broke

    Ex: They agree that serials librarians do need vendors and that using more than one vendor is preferable to putting all of one's eggs in one basket.

    Ex: Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex: The article ' Going for broke' reports on the Association of Assistant Librarians National Student Conference held at Manchester Polytechnic, Feb 87.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar toda la carne en el asador

  • 10 esperar lo imposible

    (v.) = shoot (for) + the moon, cry for + the moon, ask for + the moon, reach for + the moon
    Ex. Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex. The author's plea that there must be better and closer liaison and cooperation between all these factions may seem like crying for the moon.
    Ex. In a highly political society like India, wanting an institution free of political interference is like asking for the moon.
    Ex. Reach for the moon for even if you fail, you'll still land among the stars.
    * * *
    (v.) = shoot (for) + the moon, cry for + the moon, ask for + the moon, reach for + the moon

    Ex: Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.

    Ex: The author's plea that there must be better and closer liaison and cooperation between all these factions may seem like crying for the moon.
    Ex: In a highly political society like India, wanting an institution free of political interference is like asking for the moon.
    Ex: Reach for the moon for even if you fail, you'll still land among the stars.

    Spanish-English dictionary > esperar lo imposible

  • 11 ir a por todas

    to give it one's all; to really go for it
    * * *
    (v.) = go for + broke, shoot (for) + the moon
    Ex. The article ' Going for broke' reports on the Association of Assistant Librarians National Student Conference held at Manchester Polytechnic, Feb 87.
    Ex. Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    * * *
    (v.) = go for + broke, shoot (for) + the moon

    Ex: The article ' Going for broke' reports on the Association of Assistant Librarians National Student Conference held at Manchester Polytechnic, Feb 87.

    Ex: Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ir a por todas

  • 12 jugárselo todo

    (v.) = go for + broke, shoot (for) + the moon
    Ex. The article ' Going for broke' reports on the Association of Assistant Librarians National Student Conference held at Manchester Polytechnic, Feb 87.
    Ex. Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    * * *
    (v.) = go for + broke, shoot (for) + the moon

    Ex: The article ' Going for broke' reports on the Association of Assistant Librarians National Student Conference held at Manchester Polytechnic, Feb 87.

    Ex: Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.

    Spanish-English dictionary > jugárselo todo

  • 13 ofrecer lo máximo

    (v.) = shoot (for) + the moon
    Ex. Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    * * *
    (v.) = shoot (for) + the moon

    Ex: Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ofrecer lo máximo

  • 14 poner toda la carne en el asador

    to pull out all the stops, give it one's all
    * * *
    (v.) = go for + broke, shoot (for) + the moon, put + all (of) + Posesivo + eggs in one basket
    Ex. The article ' Going for broke' reports on the Association of Assistant Librarians National Student Conference held at Manchester Polytechnic, Feb 87.
    Ex. Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex. They agree that serials librarians do need vendors and that using more than one vendor is preferable to putting all of one's eggs in one basket.
    * * *
    (v.) = go for + broke, shoot (for) + the moon, put + all (of) + Posesivo + eggs in one basket

    Ex: The article ' Going for broke' reports on the Association of Assistant Librarians National Student Conference held at Manchester Polytechnic, Feb 87.

    Ex: Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex: They agree that serials librarians do need vendors and that using more than one vendor is preferable to putting all of one's eggs in one basket.

    Spanish-English dictionary > poner toda la carne en el asador

  • 15 peregrino

    adj.
    1 traveling, travelling, migratory.
    2 strange, odd.
    f. & m.
    1 pilgrim, wanderer, wayfarer.
    2 Peregrino.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: peregrinar.
    * * *
    1 (en peregrinaje) travelling
    2 (ave) migratory
    3 figurado (idea, ocurrencia) strange, peculiar
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 RELIGIÓN pilgrim
    * * *
    (f. - peregrina)
    noun
    * * *
    peregrino, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=que viaja) wandering, travelling, traveling (EEUU); (Orn) migratory
    2) (=exótico) exotic; (=extraño) strange, odd; (=singular) rare, extraordinary
    3) [costumbre, planta] alien, newly-introduced
    2.
    SM / F pilgrim
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo
    1) <idea/respuesta> outlandish, peculiar
    2)
    a) < ave> migratory
    b) < monje> wandering (before n)
    II
    - na masculino, femenino pilgrim
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo
    1) <idea/respuesta> outlandish, peculiar
    2)
    a) < ave> migratory
    b) < monje> wandering (before n)
    II
    - na masculino, femenino pilgrim
    * * *
    peregrino1
    1 = pilgrim, wayfarer.

    Ex: A considerable amount of archival material relating to Africa, Asia and Oceania has been created by the various activities of Austrian diplomats, merchants and pilgrims since the early modern period.

    Ex: They shared the image of a survivor as a wayfarer through the territory of grief.
    * halcón peregrino = peregrine falcon, peregrine.

    peregrino2
    2 = absurd, outlandish.

    Ex: Too frequently absurd errors creep past the abstractor who does not know the field.

    Ex: This book discusses some of the most outlandish myths and fantastic realities of medical history.
    * idea peregrina = outlandish idea.

    * * *
    peregrino1 -na
    A ‹idea/respuesta› outlandish, peculiar, strange
    B
    1 ‹monje› wandering ( before n), traveling* ( before n)
    2 ‹ave› migratory
    peregrino2 -na
    masculine, feminine
    pilgrim
    * * *

    Del verbo peregrinar: ( conjugate peregrinar)

    peregrino es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    peregrinó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    peregrinar    
    peregrino
    peregrino
    ◊ -na adjetivo

    1idea/respuesta outlandish, peculiar
    2
    a) ave migratory

    b) monje wandering ( before n)

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    pilgrim
    peregrino,-a
    I sustantivo masculino y femenino pilgrim
    II adjetivo
    1 (ave) migratory
    2 (insólito, disparatado) strange, odd
    ' peregrino' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    peregrina
    English:
    pilgrim
    * * *
    peregrino, -a
    adj
    1. [ave] migratory
    2. [idea, argumento] strange, bizarre
    nm,f
    [persona] pilgrim
    * * *
    I adj
    1 ave migratory
    2 idea strange, outlandish
    II m, peregrina f pilgrim
    * * *
    peregrino, -na adj
    1) : unusual, odd
    2) migratorio: migratory
    peregrino, -na n
    : pilgrim
    * * *
    peregrino n pilgrim

    Spanish-English dictionary > peregrino

  • 16 tronera

    f.
    1 embrasure (architecture & history).
    2 pocket.
    3 gun port.
    4 hole.
    * * *
    1 (de fortificación) loophole, embrasure
    2 (de barco) porthole
    3 (de billar) pocket
    1 familiar figurado (hombre) rake; (mujer) slut, loose woman
    * * *
    1. SF
    1) (Mil) (=aspillera) loophole, embrasure; (Arquit) small window
    2) (Billar) pocket
    3) Méx (=chimenea) chimney, flue
    2.
    SMF * (=tarambana) harebrained person
    3.
    SM * (=libertino) rake, libertine
    * * *
    a) (Mil) ( en fortificación) embrasure, porthole; ( en barco) gun port
    b) ( en billar) pocket
    c) (Col, Ven) ( agujero) hole
    * * *
    a) (Mil) ( en fortificación) embrasure, porthole; ( en barco) gun port
    b) ( en billar) pocket
    c) (Col, Ven) ( agujero) hole
    * * *
    1 ( Mil) (en una fortificación) embrasure, porthole; (en un barco) gun port
    2 (ventana pequeña) embrasure
    3 (en billar) pocket
    4 (Col, Ven) (agujero) hole
    * * *

    tronera sustantivo femenino ( en billar) pocket
    tronera sustantivo femenino
    1 (de un barco, fortaleza) loophole
    2 (ventanuco) small window
    3 (de una mesa de billar) pocket
    ' tronera' also found in these entries:
    English:
    pocket
    * * *
    1. [en castillo] embrasure;
    [en barco] (gun) port, porthole
    2. [ventana] small window
    3. [en billar] pocket

    Spanish-English dictionary > tronera

  • 17 ideas de bombero

    Esp bright ideasiró, harebrained schemes*

    Spanish-English dictionary > ideas de bombero

  • 18 tarambana SMF

    1) (=casquivano) harebrained person; (=estrafalario) crackpot *; (=no fiable) fly-by-night
    2) (=parlanchín) chatterbox *

    Spanish-English dictionary > tarambana SMF

  • 19 tarambanas SMF INV

    1) (=casquivano) harebrained person; (=estrafalario) crackpot *; (=no fiable) fly-by-night
    2) (=parlanchín) chatterbox *

    Spanish-English dictionary > tarambanas SMF INV

  • 20 tolondro

    adj.
    harebrained, scatter brained, scatty, scatterbrained.
    m.
    1 contusion on the head arising from a blow.
    2 bump; swelling.
    3 a giddy, hare-brained fellow.
    * * *
    1 scatterbrained
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 scatterbrain
    * * *
    1.
    2.
    SM (Med) (=chichón) bump, swelling

    Spanish-English dictionary > tolondro

См. также в других словарях:

  • Harebrained — Hare brained (h[^a]r br[=a]nd ), a. Wild; giddy; volatile; heedless. A mad hare brained fellow. North (Plutarch). [Written also {hairbrained}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harebrained — index impolitic, precipitate, thoughtless, unpolitic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • harebrained — [adj] stupid, unthinking absurd, asinine, barmy, bizarre, careless, changeable, crazy, dizzy*, empty headed*, featherbrained*, flighty, foolish, frivolous, giddy, half baked*, heedless, inane, irresponsible, loony*, mindless, preposterous, rash,… …   New thesaurus

  • harebrained — [her′brānd΄] adj. having or showing little sense; reckless, flighty, giddy, rash, etc …   English World dictionary

  • harebrained — {adj.} Thoughtless; foolish. * /Most of the harebrained things Ed does may be attributable to his youth and lack of experience./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • harebrained — {adj.} Thoughtless; foolish. * /Most of the harebrained things Ed does may be attributable to his youth and lack of experience./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • harebrained — hare|brained [ her,breınd ] adjective silly or very unlikely to succeed: I ve had enough of your harebrained ideas! …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • harebrained — adj thoughtless; foolish. Most of the harebrained things Ed does may be attributable to his youth and lack of experience …   Словарь американских идиом

  • harebrained — adjective a harebrained person, plan etc is very silly and unlikely to succeed: wasting public money on hairbrained schemes …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • harebrained — adjective very foolish harebrained ideas took insane risks behind the wheel a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains • Syn: ↑insane, ↑mad • Similar to: ↑foolish …   Useful english dictionary

  • harebrained — adjective Date: 1534 1. foolish 1 2. absurd, ridiculous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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