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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 sabiendas

    adv.
    on purpose, consciously, deliberately, knowingly.
    * * *
    knowingly
    * * *
    = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA]
    Ex. 'Much as I hate to admit it,' she added, her face creasing in a knowing smile, 'some of my best friends are librarians, and I can't get over how they tear their colleagues to shreds when they're together' = "Siento mucho admitirlo", ella añadió mientras su cara se arrugaba dibujándose en ella una sonrisa de complicidad, "algunos de mis mejores amigos son bibliotecarios y no puedo entender cómo critican a otros colegas suyos cuando se jutan".
    Ex. The ways in which library professionals -- knowingly and unknowingly -- undermine intellectual freedom are discussed = Se analizan las formas en las que los profesionales de las bibliotecas, consciente o inconscientemente, socavan la libertad intelectual.
    Ex. But we are not then acting quite so much out of blindness or inarticulateness; we are selfishly or fearfully or wilfully trying to short-circuit what we know underneath to be more nearly the true state of things.
    * * *
    = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA]

    Ex: 'Much as I hate to admit it,' she added, her face creasing in a knowing smile, 'some of my best friends are librarians, and I can't get over how they tear their colleagues to shreds when they're together' = "Siento mucho admitirlo", ella añadió mientras su cara se arrugaba dibujándose en ella una sonrisa de complicidad, "algunos de mis mejores amigos son bibliotecarios y no puedo entender cómo critican a otros colegas suyos cuando se jutan".

    Ex: The ways in which library professionals -- knowingly and unknowingly -- undermine intellectual freedom are discussed = Se analizan las formas en las que los profesionales de las bibliotecas, consciente o inconscientemente, socavan la libertad intelectual.
    Ex: But we are not then acting quite so much out of blindness or inarticulateness; we are selfishly or fearfully or wilfully trying to short-circuit what we know underneath to be more nearly the true state of things.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a sabiendas

  • 3 acabar con la paciencia de un santo

    (v.) = test + the patience of a saint, try + the patience of a saint
    Ex. This may be obvious but circumstances do arise that will test the patience of a saint; those are the times to keep plugging on until solution is found.
    Ex. Listening to your baby cry and cry and not knowing what to do can try the patience of a saint.
    * * *
    (v.) = test + the patience of a saint, try + the patience of a saint

    Ex: This may be obvious but circumstances do arise that will test the patience of a saint; those are the times to keep plugging on until solution is found.

    Ex: Listening to your baby cry and cry and not knowing what to do can try the patience of a saint.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acabar con la paciencia de un santo

  • 4 aceptar

    v.
    1 to accept.
    no aceptaron sus condiciones they didn't accept his conditions
    María acepta el libertinaje Mary accepts licentiousness.
    Pedro acepta su supremacía Peter accepts her supremacy.
    2 to agree to, to accept to.
    Ricardo aceptó ser el testaferro Richard agreed to be the figurehead.
    Ricardo aceptó Richard accepted.
    3 to welcome, to believe in, to embrace, to buy.
    María aceptó la ayuda Mary welcomed the aid.
    4 to receive, to take.
    La agencia aceptó la encomienda The agency received the parcel.
    5 to admit to.
    Ricardo aceptó conocer el paradero Richard admitted to knowing the whereabouts.
    6 to click OK, to OK.
    * * *
    1 to accept, receive
    2 (aprobar) to approve of
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VT
    1) [+ oferta, propuesta, dimisión] to accept; [+ cheque, moneda, tarjeta, trabajo] to accept, take; [+ condición] to accept, agree to
    2)

    por fin aceptaron que se publicara — they finally agreed for it to be published, they finally allowed it to be published

    no acepta que las mujeres trabajenhe doesn't accept o agree that women should work

    3)

    ¿aceptas a María por esposa? — do you take María to be your lawful wedded wife?

    * * *
    verbo transitivo <excusas/invitación/cargo> to accept; <términos/condiciones> to agree to

    ¿acepta a Luis como or por legítimo esposo? — (frml) do you take Luis to be your lawful wedded husband? (frml)

    aceptar + inf — to agree to + inf

    ¿por qué aceptas que te trate así? — why do you allow her to treat you like that?

    * * *
    = accept, acknowledge, fall in with, go along with, subscribe (to), take (in/into), welcome, give + acceptance, take up, come to + terms with, embrace, put to + bed, countenance, take on, be game, spring for, agree to, open + Posesivo + mind up to.
    Ex. Personal authorship has been accepted for some time, and indeed reflects the scholarly practice of the western world.
    Ex. In acknowledging these principles, Sears' is consistent with traditional ideas on the construction of alphabetical subject catalogues.
    Ex. Stanton fell in with the suggestion readily.
    Ex. The same thing happended in the case of the British refusal to go along with the American compromises in the last revision.
    Ex. As regards abbreviations, and the extent to which they are used, most citation standards subscribe to the use of abbreviations.
    Ex. For example, a computer on board a space ship, o even in some cars, takes in data, works out settings, displays results completely automatically.
    Ex. The decision to revert to standard spelling must have been widely welcomed in countries where DC is used but English is not the native language.
    Ex. Even in 1678 this usage of the word 'bibliography' was hardly given full acceptance.
    Ex. Wove paper, which was slightly more difficult to make than laid, was very slow to be taken up by the trade.
    Ex. Much of the conventional wisdom of librarianship is going to have to undergo what is so aptly described as an 'agonizing reappraisal' before we can come to terms with the new information age.
    Ex. The library community is now ready to embrace the most revolutionary technology for libraries -- CD-ROM.
    Ex. At the session on Sunday 15th, it was agreed to put to bed the non-controversial items.
    Ex. Unfortunately, in the field of reference work advocates of such professional independence of judgement must by implication be prepared to countenance differential service to the user.
    Ex. If we decide to take on making up a subject file there'd be a lot of footwork even if we use that list as a basis = Si decidimos aceptar crear un fichero ordenado por materias habría mucho trabajo incluso si usamos esta lista como base.
    Ex. Many of our group are financially strapped, and that presents a problem but I'm game.
    Ex. If I decide to spring for this I'll let you in on what I find out.
    Ex. In this case, the librarian 'reluctantly agreed to change the heading to 'Sexual Orientation' in anticipation of Library Board disapproval' = En este caso, el bibliotecario " accedió de mala gana a cambiarlo a 'Orientación Sexual' preveyendo el rechazo por parte de la Comisión de la Biblioteca".
    Ex. Ellyse has slowly solidified her game by knocking the rough edges off and by opening her mind up to what's required and what's available.
    ----
    * aceptar Algo = take (+ Nombre) + on board (+ Nombre).
    * aceptar Algo sin protestar = take + Nombre + lying down.
    * aceptar el cambio = embrace + change.
    * aceptar incondicionalmente = accept + whole-heartedly.
    * aceptar la responsabilidad = assume + responsibilitiy (for).
    * aceptar las circunstancias = accept + the circumstances.
    * aceptar las condiciones = agree + terms.
    * aceptar la situación = accept + situation.
    * aceptar lo inevitable = accept + the inevitable.
    * aceptar los términos de un acuerdo = enter into + agreement.
    * aceptar tal cual = take + Nombre + at face value, accept + Nombre + at face value.
    * aceptar tarjeta de crédito = honour + credit card.
    * aceptar una decisión = accept + decision.
    * aceptar una idea = accept + notion, deal with + concept.
    * aceptar una invitación = accept + invitation.
    * aceptar una tarea = take on + task.
    * aceptar un cambio = accommodate + change.
    * aceptar un desafío = throw down + the gauntlet.
    * aceptar un reto = throw down + the gauntlet, call + Posesivo + bluff.
    * creencia generalmente aceptada = conventional wisdom.
    * difícil de aceptar = hard to swallow.
    * haber sido aceptado = be here to stay, have come + to stay.
    * negarse a aceptar = disavow.
    * no aceptar = disavow.
    * no aceptar un no por respuesta = not take + no for an answer.
    * opinión generalmente acepta = conventional wisdom.
    * resignarse y aceptar = bite + the bullet.
    * seguir trabajando aceptando una limitación = work (a)round + limitation.
    * seguir trabajando aceptando un defecto = work (a)round + shortcoming.
    * ser aceptado = gain + acceptance.
    * ser un hecho ampliamente aceptado = it + be + widely agreed.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <excusas/invitación/cargo> to accept; <términos/condiciones> to agree to

    ¿acepta a Luis como or por legítimo esposo? — (frml) do you take Luis to be your lawful wedded husband? (frml)

    aceptar + inf — to agree to + inf

    ¿por qué aceptas que te trate así? — why do you allow her to treat you like that?

    * * *
    = accept, acknowledge, fall in with, go along with, subscribe (to), take (in/into), welcome, give + acceptance, take up, come to + terms with, embrace, put to + bed, countenance, take on, be game, spring for, agree to, open + Posesivo + mind up to.

    Ex: Personal authorship has been accepted for some time, and indeed reflects the scholarly practice of the western world.

    Ex: In acknowledging these principles, Sears' is consistent with traditional ideas on the construction of alphabetical subject catalogues.
    Ex: Stanton fell in with the suggestion readily.
    Ex: The same thing happended in the case of the British refusal to go along with the American compromises in the last revision.
    Ex: As regards abbreviations, and the extent to which they are used, most citation standards subscribe to the use of abbreviations.
    Ex: For example, a computer on board a space ship, o even in some cars, takes in data, works out settings, displays results completely automatically.
    Ex: The decision to revert to standard spelling must have been widely welcomed in countries where DC is used but English is not the native language.
    Ex: Even in 1678 this usage of the word 'bibliography' was hardly given full acceptance.
    Ex: Wove paper, which was slightly more difficult to make than laid, was very slow to be taken up by the trade.
    Ex: Much of the conventional wisdom of librarianship is going to have to undergo what is so aptly described as an 'agonizing reappraisal' before we can come to terms with the new information age.
    Ex: The library community is now ready to embrace the most revolutionary technology for libraries -- CD-ROM.
    Ex: At the session on Sunday 15th, it was agreed to put to bed the non-controversial items.
    Ex: Unfortunately, in the field of reference work advocates of such professional independence of judgement must by implication be prepared to countenance differential service to the user.
    Ex: If we decide to take on making up a subject file there'd be a lot of footwork even if we use that list as a basis = Si decidimos aceptar crear un fichero ordenado por materias habría mucho trabajo incluso si usamos esta lista como base.
    Ex: Many of our group are financially strapped, and that presents a problem but I'm game.
    Ex: If I decide to spring for this I'll let you in on what I find out.
    Ex: In this case, the librarian 'reluctantly agreed to change the heading to 'Sexual Orientation' in anticipation of Library Board disapproval' = En este caso, el bibliotecario " accedió de mala gana a cambiarlo a 'Orientación Sexual' preveyendo el rechazo por parte de la Comisión de la Biblioteca".
    Ex: Ellyse has slowly solidified her game by knocking the rough edges off and by opening her mind up to what's required and what's available.
    * aceptar Algo = take (+ Nombre) + on board (+ Nombre).
    * aceptar Algo sin protestar = take + Nombre + lying down.
    * aceptar el cambio = embrace + change.
    * aceptar incondicionalmente = accept + whole-heartedly.
    * aceptar la responsabilidad = assume + responsibilitiy (for).
    * aceptar las circunstancias = accept + the circumstances.
    * aceptar las condiciones = agree + terms.
    * aceptar la situación = accept + situation.
    * aceptar lo inevitable = accept + the inevitable.
    * aceptar los términos de un acuerdo = enter into + agreement.
    * aceptar tal cual = take + Nombre + at face value, accept + Nombre + at face value.
    * aceptar tarjeta de crédito = honour + credit card.
    * aceptar una decisión = accept + decision.
    * aceptar una idea = accept + notion, deal with + concept.
    * aceptar una invitación = accept + invitation.
    * aceptar una tarea = take on + task.
    * aceptar un cambio = accommodate + change.
    * aceptar un desafío = throw down + the gauntlet.
    * aceptar un reto = throw down + the gauntlet, call + Posesivo + bluff.
    * creencia generalmente aceptada = conventional wisdom.
    * difícil de aceptar = hard to swallow.
    * haber sido aceptado = be here to stay, have come + to stay.
    * negarse a aceptar = disavow.
    * no aceptar = disavow.
    * no aceptar un no por respuesta = not take + no for an answer.
    * opinión generalmente acepta = conventional wisdom.
    * resignarse y aceptar = bite + the bullet.
    * seguir trabajando aceptando una limitación = work (a)round + limitation.
    * seguir trabajando aceptando un defecto = work (a)round + shortcoming.
    * ser aceptado = gain + acceptance.
    * ser un hecho ampliamente aceptado = it + be + widely agreed.

    * * *
    aceptar [A1 ]
    vt
    ‹excusas/invitación/cargo› to accept
    ¿acepta a Luis como or por legítimo esposo? ( frml); do you take Luis to be your lawful wedded husband? ( frml)
    aceptan cheques de viaje they take traveler's checks
    [ S ] no aceptamos devoluciones no refunds
    aceptar + INF to agree to + INF
    aceptó acompañarme he agreed to accompany me
    aceptar QUE + SUBJ:
    no acepto que me diga eso I can't accept him saying that to me
    * * *

     

    aceptar ( conjugate aceptar) verbo transitivoexcusas/invitación/cargo to accept;
    términos/condiciones to agree to;

    aceptó venir she agreed to come;
    no acepto que me digas eso I won't have you saying that to me
    aceptar verbo transitivo to accept: no acepto excusas, I won't accept any excuses

    ' aceptar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    encajar
    - entrada
    - nariz
    - negarse
    - renunciar
    - venderse
    - admitir
    - asumir
    - coger
    - creer
    - modo
    - otro
    - vacilar
    English:
    accept
    - adopt
    - board
    - fall in with
    - job
    - joke
    - jump at
    - overbook
    - reject
    - seize on
    - seize upon
    - settle for
    - take
    - take up
    - agree
    - come
    - fact
    - go
    - grip
    - have
    - honor
    - refuse
    - rise
    - share
    - term
    - turn
    * * *
    1. [regalo] to accept
    2. [admitir] to accept;
    no aceptaron sus condiciones they didn't accept her conditions;
    ¿aceptas a Enrique como tu legítimo esposo? do you take Enrique to be your lawful wedded husband?;
    no aceptará un “no” por respuesta he won't take no for an answer;
    no se aceptan cheques [en letrero] we do not take cheques;
    se aceptan donativos [en letrero] donations welcome
    * * *
    v/t accept
    * * *
    1) : to accept
    2) : to approve
    * * *
    aceptar vb to accept

    Spanish-English dictionary > aceptar

  • 5 admitir

    v.
    1 to admit, to allow in.
    admitir a alguien en to admit somebody to
    Ricardo admitió su participación Richard admitted his participation.
    El guarda admitió a los clientes The guard admitted=let in the customers.
    2 to admit.
    admito que estaba equivocado I admit I was wrong
    3 to accept.
    admitimos todas las tarjetas de crédito we accept all credit cards
    4 to allow, to permit.
    no admite ni un error he won't stand for a single mistake
    la sala admite doscientas personas the room holds o has room for two hundred people
    6 to admit to, to acknowledge to.
    Ricardo admitió saber esto Richard admitted to knowing this.
    7 to admit of, to allow of.
    Esto no admite explicación alguna This admits of no explanation.
    8 to tolerate, to bear.
    * * *
    1 (dar entrada) to admit, let in
    2 (aceptar) to accept, admit
    'No se admiten propinas' "No tipping", "Tipping not allowed"
    'No se admiten cheques' "No cheques accepted"
    3 (permitir) to allow
    4 (reconocer) to admit
    * * *
    verb
    2) acknowledge, concede
    3) allow, permit
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=dejar entrar) [en organización] to admit, accept; [en hospital] to admit
    2) (=aceptar) [+ opinión, regalo] to accept

    ¿ha admitido la Academia esa palabra? — has the Academy accepted that word?

    se admiten tarjetas de créditowe take o accept credit cards

    3) (=permitir) to allow, permit frm

    el contenido de plomo admitido en las gasolinas — the permitted lead content of petrol, the amount of lead allowed o permitted frm in petrol

    esto no admite demora — this cannot be put off, this will brook no delay frm

    no admite discusiónit is indisputable

    4) (=reconocer) [+ culpabilidad, error] to admit
    5) (=tener cabida para) to hold
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( aceptar) to accept

    se admiten tarjetas de créditowe take o accept credit cards

    b) ( permitir) to allow

    admite varias interpretacionesit allows of o admits of several different interpretations (frml)

    2) (confesar, reconocer) to admit
    3) ( dar cabida a) local to hold

    el estadio admite 4.000 personas — the stadium holds 4,000 people

    * * *
    = admit, concede, own, own up, intromit, intake.
    Ex. This theory would ensure that the basic framework of the scheme would appropriately admit every subject.
    Ex. Only an incurable pessimist would refuse to concede that the future will be longer than the past.
    Ex. 'I don't know what to say,' she owned and lapsed into silence.
    Ex. But let's not forget that he owned up for what he did and even gave all his betting money to charity.
    Ex. During copulation, hamster females maintain lordosis for hundreds of seconds, while the male mounts and intromits repeatedly.
    Ex. As a general rule of thumb, you want front and side fans to intake, rear and top to exhaust.
    ----
    * admitir a Alguien en un grupo = adopt + Nombre + into the fold.
    * admitirlo = come out with + it.
    * admitir un número de reservas mayor a las plazas existentes = overbook.
    * no admitir discusión = be out of the question.
    * no tener reparos en admitir que = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * que no admite reserva = unreserved.
    * readmitir = re-admit [readmit].
    * triste de admitir = sad to relate.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( aceptar) to accept

    se admiten tarjetas de créditowe take o accept credit cards

    b) ( permitir) to allow

    admite varias interpretacionesit allows of o admits of several different interpretations (frml)

    2) (confesar, reconocer) to admit
    3) ( dar cabida a) local to hold

    el estadio admite 4.000 personas — the stadium holds 4,000 people

    * * *
    = admit, concede, own, own up, intromit, intake.

    Ex: This theory would ensure that the basic framework of the scheme would appropriately admit every subject.

    Ex: Only an incurable pessimist would refuse to concede that the future will be longer than the past.
    Ex: 'I don't know what to say,' she owned and lapsed into silence.
    Ex: But let's not forget that he owned up for what he did and even gave all his betting money to charity.
    Ex: During copulation, hamster females maintain lordosis for hundreds of seconds, while the male mounts and intromits repeatedly.
    Ex: As a general rule of thumb, you want front and side fans to intake, rear and top to exhaust.
    * admitir a Alguien en un grupo = adopt + Nombre + into the fold.
    * admitirlo = come out with + it.
    * admitir un número de reservas mayor a las plazas existentes = overbook.
    * no admitir discusión = be out of the question.
    * no tener reparos en admitir que = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * que no admite reserva = unreserved.
    * readmitir = re-admit [readmit].
    * triste de admitir = sad to relate.

    * * *
    admitir [I1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (aceptar) ‹candidato› to accept; ‹comportamiento/excusa› to accept
    no lo admitieron en el colegio he wasn't accepted by the school
    no fue admitido en el club he wasn't accepted for membership of the club, his application for membership of the club was rejected
    el recurso fue admitido a trámite leave was granted for an appeal to a higher court
    no pienso admitir que llegues a estas horas I will not have you coming home at this time
    [ S ] no se admiten propinas no gratuities accepted, no tipping allowed
    [ S ] se admiten tarjetas de crédito we take o accept credit cards
    [ S ] admite monedas de 1 euro accepts 1 euro coins
    2
    (dar cabida a): un discurso que admite varias interpretaciones a speech which may be interpreted in several different ways, a speech which allows of o admits of several different interpretations ( frml)
    la situación no admite paralelo con la del año pasado the present situation cannot be compared with the situation last year
    lo que dijo no admite discusión there can be no arguing with what she said
    el asunto no admite demora the matter must be dealt with immediately
    B (confesar, reconocer) to admit
    admitió su culpabilidad she admitted her guilt
    admito que me equivoqué I admit I was wrong o that I made a mistake
    admitió haberla visto he admitted having seen her
    C «local» to hold
    el estadio admite 4.000 personas the stadium holds 4,000 people o has a capacity of 4,000
    * * *

     

    admitir ( conjugate admitir) verbo transitivo
    1

    ( on signs) se admiten tarjetas de crédito we take o accept credit cards


    2 ( dar cabida a) [ local] to hold
    admitir verbo transitivo
    1 to admit, let in
    2 (dar por bueno) to accept: por favor, admite mis disculpas, please accept my apologies
    3 (permitir) to allow: no se admiten mascotas, no pets allowed
    4 (convenir, dar la razón) to admit, acknowledge: admito que hice una tontería, I admit I did a silly thing
    ' admitir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acoger
    - conceder
    - empacho
    - recibir
    - coger
    - confesar
    English:
    accept
    - acknowledge
    - care
    - exclude
    - grant
    - support
    - take
    - admit
    - recognize
    * * *
    1. [dejar entrar] to admit, to allow in;
    admitir a alguien en to admit sb to;
    lo admitieron en la universidad he was accepted by the university;
    no se admiten perros [en letrero] no dogs;
    no se admite la entrada a menores de 18 años [en letrero] no admittance for under-18s
    2. [reconocer] to admit;
    admitió la derrota she admitted defeat;
    admito que estaba equivocado I admit I was wrong
    3. [aceptar] to accept;
    se admiten propinas [en letrero] gratuities at your discretion;
    admitimos tarjetas de crédito we accept all major credit cards;
    admitieron a trámite la solicitud they allowed the application to proceed
    4. [permitir, tolerar] to allow, to permit;
    no admite ni un error he won't stand for a single mistake;
    este texto no admite más retoques there can be no more changes to this text;
    es una situación que no admite comparación this situation cannot be compared to others;
    su hegemonía no admite dudas their dominance is unquestioned
    5. [tener capacidad para] to hold;
    este monovolumen admite siete pasajeros this people mover seats seven passengers;
    la sala admite doscientas personas the room holds o has room for two hundred people
    * * *
    v/t
    1 ( aceptar) accept;
    admitir en pago accept as payment
    2 ( reconocer) admit
    :
    el poema admite varias interpretaciones the poem can be interpreted in different ways, the poem admits of various interpretations fml ;
    no admite duda there’s no doubt about it
    * * *
    1) : to admit, to let in
    2) : to acknowledge, to concede
    3) : to allow, to make room for
    la ley no admite cambios: the law doesn't allow for changes
    * * *
    1. (aceptar) to accept
    2. (reconocer, dejar entrar) to admit [pt. & pp. admitted]

    Spanish-English dictionary > admitir

  • 6 aforismo

    m.
    1 aphorism.
    2 dictum.
    * * *
    1 aphorism
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino aphorism
    * * *
    Ex. There is a university library in the United States which has carved over its front entrance this aphorism: 'The half of knowledge is knowing where to find it'.
    * * *
    masculino aphorism
    * * *

    Ex: There is a university library in the United States which has carved over its front entrance this aphorism: 'The half of knowledge is knowing where to find it'.

    * * *
    aphorism
    * * *

    aforismo sustantivo masculino aphorism
    ' aforismo' also found in these entries:
    English:
    aphorism
    * * *
    aphorism
    * * *
    m aphorism
    * * *
    : aphorism

    Spanish-English dictionary > aforismo

  • 7 afín

    adj.
    related, kin, similar, cognate.
    m.
    relative, kindred.
    * * *
    1 (semejante) similar, kindred
    2 (relacionado) related
    3 (próximo) adjacent, next
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=lindante) bordering, adjacent
    2) (=relacionado) similar; [persona] related
    2.
    SMF (=pariente) relation by marriage
    * * *
    adjetivo <temas/lenguas> related; <culturas/ideologías> similar

    afín a algo: ideas afines a las nuestras — ideas which have a lot in common with our own

    * * *
    = allied, associated, contributory, kindred, related, concomitant, attendant, like-minded, cognate, linked, coterminous [co-terminous], germane.
    Ex. In the light of the information explosion, no researcher can now realistically expect to keep pace with developments in his own field, let alone those in allied fields = En vista del crecimiento vertiginoso de la información, siendo realista ahora el investigador no puede mantenerse al día en los avances de su propio campo y mucho menos de los de campos afines.
    Ex. This list makes recommendations about the use of references for the display of relationships in a catalogue, index or data base, in order to guide users between connected or associated terms.
    Ex. It directly or indirectly incorporated or paralleled several prevailing objectives and concepts of the communication and behavioral sciences and other contributory disciplines.
    Ex. The indexer must evaluate whether the index user will profit if a distinction is made between two kindred terms.
    Ex. Similar and closely related subjects are likely to be scattered under different keywords.
    Ex. If we require specificity, we have at the same time to accept the concomitant complexity of headings and the occurrence of grouping.
    Ex. If anything, it interposes an additional link in the communication chain, with its attendant 'interface' problems.
    Ex. Directories of organizations and human resources are an excellent means of knowing who is doing what and where and assist in the networking among like-minded institutions.
    Ex. We need to determine the interrelationships of disciplines that are now regarded as cognate to or complementary with information science.
    Ex. Each linked document also has its own links, creating a 'web' of information through which the searcher can move.
    Ex. Sample articles were chosen for subjects coterminous with each other for 1950, 60 and 70.
    Ex. The bibliography lists documents expressly recommended to the researchers in this area and documents of interest which are not specifically germane.
    ----
    * afín (a) = allied to/with, closely related (to).
    * campo afín = twin field.
    * conjunto de cosas afines, el = whole schmier, the.
    * grupo temáticamente afín = subject-related group.
    * relación afín = affinitive relationship.
    * * *
    adjetivo <temas/lenguas> related; <culturas/ideologías> similar

    afín a algo: ideas afines a las nuestras — ideas which have a lot in common with our own

    * * *
    = allied, associated, contributory, kindred, related, concomitant, attendant, like-minded, cognate, linked, coterminous [co-terminous], germane.

    Ex: In the light of the information explosion, no researcher can now realistically expect to keep pace with developments in his own field, let alone those in allied fields = En vista del crecimiento vertiginoso de la información, siendo realista ahora el investigador no puede mantenerse al día en los avances de su propio campo y mucho menos de los de campos afines.

    Ex: This list makes recommendations about the use of references for the display of relationships in a catalogue, index or data base, in order to guide users between connected or associated terms.
    Ex: It directly or indirectly incorporated or paralleled several prevailing objectives and concepts of the communication and behavioral sciences and other contributory disciplines.
    Ex: The indexer must evaluate whether the index user will profit if a distinction is made between two kindred terms.
    Ex: Similar and closely related subjects are likely to be scattered under different keywords.
    Ex: If we require specificity, we have at the same time to accept the concomitant complexity of headings and the occurrence of grouping.
    Ex: If anything, it interposes an additional link in the communication chain, with its attendant 'interface' problems.
    Ex: Directories of organizations and human resources are an excellent means of knowing who is doing what and where and assist in the networking among like-minded institutions.
    Ex: We need to determine the interrelationships of disciplines that are now regarded as cognate to or complementary with information science.
    Ex: Each linked document also has its own links, creating a 'web' of information through which the searcher can move.
    Ex: Sample articles were chosen for subjects coterminous with each other for 1950, 60 and 70.
    Ex: The bibliography lists documents expressly recommended to the researchers in this area and documents of interest which are not specifically germane.
    * afín (a) = allied to/with, closely related (to).
    * campo afín = twin field.
    * conjunto de cosas afines, el = whole schmier, the.
    * grupo temáticamente afín = subject-related group.
    * relación afín = affinitive relationship.

    * * *
    ‹problemas/temas› related; ‹culturas/ideologías› similar; ‹lenguas› related
    nuestros intereses son muy afines we have very similar interests o many interests in common
    afín A algo:
    ideas afines a las nuestras ideas which are very close to o which have a lot in common with our own
    * * *

    afín adjetivo ‹temas/lenguas related;
    culturas/ideologías similar;
    intereses common;

    afín adjetivo
    1 (parecido) kindred, similar
    2 (que guardan conexión) related

    ' afín' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    parejo
    English:
    related
    * * *
    afín adj
    similar;
    su postura es afín a la nuestra his opinion is close to ours;
    ideas afines similar ideas
    * * *
    adj related, common
    * * *
    afín adj, pl afines
    1) parecido: related, similar
    la biología y disciplinas afines: biology and related disciplines
    2) próximo: adjacent, nearby

    Spanish-English dictionary > afín

  • 8 ajusticiar

    v.
    to execute.
    * * *
    1 to execute
    * * *
    VT to execute, put to death
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to execute
    * * *
    Ex. Knowing that the trials were inherently unfair and he was almost certain to be convicted and executed, Corey refused to stand for trial.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to execute
    * * *

    Ex: Knowing that the trials were inherently unfair and he was almost certain to be convicted and executed, Corey refused to stand for trial.

    * * *
    ajusticiar [A1 ]
    vt
    to execute
    * * *

    ajusticiar verbo transitivo to execute
    * * *
    to execute
    * * *
    v/t execute
    * * *
    ejecutar: to execute, to put to death

    Spanish-English dictionary > ajusticiar

  • 9 alegre

    adj.
    1 happy (contento).
    2 cheerful, bright.
    3 tipsy (borracho).
    4 perky, bright, sunny, debonair.
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: alegrar.
    * * *
    1 (contento) happy, glad
    2 (color) bright
    3 (música) lively
    4 (espacio) cheerful, pleasant
    6 eufemístico (irreflexivo) thoughtless, irresponsible, rash
    \
    alegre de cascos familiar scatterbrained
    * * *
    adj.
    1) glad, cheerful, happy
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=feliz) [persona] happy; [cara, carácter] happy, cheerful
    2) (=luminoso) [día, habitación, color] bright
    3) [música, fiesta] lively
    4) * (=borracho)

    estar alegreto be merry o tipsy *

    5) (=irresponsable) thoughtless
    6) (=inmoral) [vida] fast; [chiste] risqué, blue
    mujer 1)
    * * *
    a) <persona/carácter> happy, cheerful; < color> bright; <fiesta/música> lively

    es muy alegre — she's very cheerful, she's a very happy girl

    b) [estar] ( por el alcohol) tipsy (colloq)
    * * *
    = cheerful, lively [livelier -comp., liveliest -sup.], light hearted [light-hearted/lighhearted], jolly [jollier -comp., jolliest -sup.], merry [merrier -comp., merriest -sup.], joyful, blithe, gleeful, perky [perkier -comp., perkiest -sup.], cheery [cheerier -comp., cheeriest -sup.], breezy [breezier -comp., breeziest -sup.], good-humoured.
    Ex. Tom Hernandez tried not to show how sad he felt about his friends' leaving, and managed to keep up a cheerful facade until the party broke up.
    Ex. But in the country the processes of printing always provoke such lively curiosity that the customers preferred to go in by a glazed door set in the shop-front and giving onto the street.
    Ex. Properly read, live literature -- even the quietest or most light-hearted -- may be disturbing, may subvert our view of life.
    Ex. 'Let folks alone and all will then be jolly'.
    Ex. Maybe Juan and his merry companions would be happy to relegate us to the boiler room, or a janitor's closet!.
    Ex. It's that joyful leap from one place to another that symbolises the freedom to explore on the web.
    Ex. According to these librarians, prudent judgment and professional knowledge about the value of a title should never be replaced by a blithe trust in statistical data.
    Ex. However, there is a gleeful bad-taste energy throughout; the film's dumb good nature is infectious, though hardly commendable.
    Ex. The members of Harvey's family seem almost spookily healthy and perky and nice to each other.
    Ex. The novel is a cheery social satire about geeky middle-aged men and their freakishly attractive, younger spouses.
    Ex. This knowing sequel to the breezy glamor of 'Ocean's Eleven' provides more thieves, more heists, more twists, more locations, and more playfulness than the original.
    Ex. The second thing is being good-humoured, not to get angry or pontificate or be dogmatic.
    ----
    * más alegre que unas castañuelas = as happy as Larry.
    * * *
    a) <persona/carácter> happy, cheerful; < color> bright; <fiesta/música> lively

    es muy alegre — she's very cheerful, she's a very happy girl

    b) [estar] ( por el alcohol) tipsy (colloq)
    * * *
    = cheerful, lively [livelier -comp., liveliest -sup.], light hearted [light-hearted/lighhearted], jolly [jollier -comp., jolliest -sup.], merry [merrier -comp., merriest -sup.], joyful, blithe, gleeful, perky [perkier -comp., perkiest -sup.], cheery [cheerier -comp., cheeriest -sup.], breezy [breezier -comp., breeziest -sup.], good-humoured.

    Ex: Tom Hernandez tried not to show how sad he felt about his friends' leaving, and managed to keep up a cheerful facade until the party broke up.

    Ex: But in the country the processes of printing always provoke such lively curiosity that the customers preferred to go in by a glazed door set in the shop-front and giving onto the street.
    Ex: Properly read, live literature -- even the quietest or most light-hearted -- may be disturbing, may subvert our view of life.
    Ex: 'Let folks alone and all will then be jolly'.
    Ex: Maybe Juan and his merry companions would be happy to relegate us to the boiler room, or a janitor's closet!.
    Ex: It's that joyful leap from one place to another that symbolises the freedom to explore on the web.
    Ex: According to these librarians, prudent judgment and professional knowledge about the value of a title should never be replaced by a blithe trust in statistical data.
    Ex: However, there is a gleeful bad-taste energy throughout; the film's dumb good nature is infectious, though hardly commendable.
    Ex: The members of Harvey's family seem almost spookily healthy and perky and nice to each other.
    Ex: The novel is a cheery social satire about geeky middle-aged men and their freakishly attractive, younger spouses.
    Ex: This knowing sequel to the breezy glamor of 'Ocean's Eleven' provides more thieves, more heists, more twists, more locations, and more playfulness than the original.
    Ex: The second thing is being good-humoured, not to get angry or pontificate or be dogmatic.
    * más alegre que unas castañuelas = as happy as Larry.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona/carácter› happy, cheerful; ‹color› bright; ‹fiesta› lively; ‹música› lively
    su habitación es muy alegre her room is very bright
    es muy alegre, siempre está de buen humor she's very cheerful o she's a very happy person, she's always in a good mood
    se puso muy alegre con la noticia the news made him very happy
    2 [ ESTAR] (por el alcohol) tipsy ( colloq), merry ( BrE colloq)
    * * *

     

    Del verbo alegrar: ( conjugate alegrar)

    alegré es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    alegre es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    alegrar    
    alegre
    alegrar ( conjugate alegrar) verbo transitivo
    a) ( hacer feliz) ‹ personato make … happy;

    me alegra saberlo I'm glad o pleased to hear it

    b) ( animar) ‹ persona to cheer up;

    fiesta to liven up;
    habitación to brighten up;
    ¡alegra esa cara! cheer up!

    alegrarse verbo pronominal
    a) (ponerse feliz, contento):


    se alegró muchísimo cuando lo vio she was really happy when she saw him;
    ¡cuánto me alegro! I'm so happy o pleased!;
    está mucho mejorme alegro she's much betterI'm glad (to hear that);
    alegrese con algo to be glad o pleased about sth;
    me alegro de verte it's good o nice to see you;
    me alegro de que todo haya salido bien I'm glad o pleased that everything went well


    alegre adjetivo
    a)persona/carácter happy, cheerful;

    color bright;
    fiesta/música lively;

    es muy alegre she's very cheerful, she's a very happy person
    b) [estar] ( por el alcohol) tipsy (colloq)

    alegrar verbo transitivo
    1 (contentar, satisfacer) to make happy o glad: me alegra que me haga esa pregunta, I'm glad you asked that
    2 fig (animar) to enliven, brighten up
    alegre adjetivo
    1 (contento) happy, glad ➣ Ver nota en gay
    2 (color vivo) bright
    (música) lively
    (habitáculo) pleasant, cheerful
    3 fig (achispado, bebido) tipsy, merry
    ' alegre' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    excesivamente
    - feliz
    - gay
    - pletórica
    - pletórico
    - viva
    - vivo
    - contento
    - vida
    English:
    bright
    - brighten up
    - cheerful
    - cheery
    - festive
    - gay
    - glad
    - gleeful
    - happy
    - jaunty
    - jolly
    - joyful
    - joyous
    - light-hearted
    - merry
    - perky
    - rip-roaring
    - sunny
    - tipsy
    - good
    - light
    - lively
    - self
    * * *
    alegre adj
    1. [persona] happy, cheerful;
    estás muy alegre you're very happy o cheerful today;
    ¡hay que estar alegre! cheer up!;
    es una persona muy alegre she's a very happy o cheerful person
    2. [fiesta, día] lively
    3. [habitación, decoración, color] bright
    4. [irreflexivo] happy-go-lucky;
    hace las cosas de un modo muy alegre she's very happy-go-lucky
    5. [borracho] tipsy, merry
    6. Euf
    * * *
    adj
    1 ( contento) happy; por naturaleza happy, cheerful
    2 fam ( bebido) tipsy
    * * *
    alegre adj
    1) : glad, cheerful
    2) : colorful, bright
    3) fam : tipsy
    * * *
    alegre adj
    1. (persona) happy [comp. happier; superl. happiest] / cheerful
    2. (color, habitación) bright
    3. (música, fiesta) lively [comp. livelier; superl. liveliest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > alegre

  • 10 anticuado

    adj.
    old-fashioned, archaic, out-of-date, antiquated.
    f. & m.
    old-fashioned person, fuddy-duddy, fuddy, lame.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: anticuar.
    * * *
    1 antiquated, old-fashioned, obsolete, out-of-date
    * * *
    (f. - anticuada)
    adj.
    old-fashioned, outdated
    * * *
    ADJ [maquinaria, infraestructura, tecnología] antiquated; [moda] old-fashioned, out-of-date; [técnica] obsolete
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo old-fashioned
    II
    - da masculino, femenino
    * * *
    = antiquated, backwater, out of date [out-of-date], outdated [out-dated], stale, old-fashioned, outworn, musty [mustier -comp., mustiest -sup.], timed, fossilised [fossilized, -USA], passé, atavistic, moth-eaten, mothy [mothier -comp., mothiest -sup.], dowdy [dowdier -comp., dowdiest -sup.], fuddy-duddy, daggy [daggier -comp., daggiest -sup], long in the tooth.
    Ex. Almost without exception these problems occurred in libraries with antiquated or inadequate ventilation without air-conditioning.
    Ex. When he was younger he really turned the library around, from a backwater, two-bit operation to the respected institution it is today.
    Ex. It is for this reason that many special libraries have constructed their own indexing language; they have avoided being tied to a possibly out of date published list.
    Ex. For example, the outdated subject heading 'Female emancipation' could be changed to the newer term 'Women's liberation' with this function.
    Ex. Does the library continue a stale tradition, or does it interpret social change?.
    Ex. One is tempted to say that the enthusiasts for postcoordinate systems, being forced to admit reluctantly that control was necessary, couldn't bear to use the old-fashioned term 'list of subject headings'.
    Ex. This advertisement was part of a publicity campaign which was based on a presentation of Europe so outworn as to be almost meaningless.
    Ex. Only if we continuously redefine our goals in accordance with the developments in our societies will we remain dynamic libraries and not turn into musty institutions.
    Ex. Librarians need to be vociferous about achievements and services offered in order to dispel ideas about the stereotype librarian, timed and out of touch with contemporary society.
    Ex. The article deals with matters of image and status, professional associations, cultural policies, collections, censorship, outdated infrastructure and fossilised mentalities.
    Ex. By conscious or unconscious fixation on this single, already passé, facet of data processing technology we risk totally ignoring the other functions of a catalog.
    Ex. Teaching lost its status when education became secularized as a tool for economic mobility, when concerns for the spiritual became embarrassingly atavistic.
    Ex. He said: 'The outer shell of democracy is, no doubt, intact but it appears to be moth-eaten from inside'.
    Ex. So, he cleaned the bird cage from top to bottom and threw out all the mothy bird seed.
    Ex. This article shows how the dowdy and boring image of the stereotypical librarian as presented in fiction, taints the portrayal of all who work in libraries.
    Ex. According to him, tea as a category has lacked innovation and upgradation in recent years and hence has a very fuddy-duddy image.
    Ex. What wearing daggy clothes is all about for me is feeling relaxed, knowing I can wear them around people I'm comfortable with.
    Ex. Training would be needed for the reception staff, who all said they were a bit long in the tooth for learning how to use a computer.
    ----
    * estar anticuado = dated.
    * estar un poco anticuado = be some years old.
    * quedarse anticuado = date.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo old-fashioned
    II
    - da masculino, femenino
    * * *
    = antiquated, backwater, out of date [out-of-date], outdated [out-dated], stale, old-fashioned, outworn, musty [mustier -comp., mustiest -sup.], timed, fossilised [fossilized, -USA], passé, atavistic, moth-eaten, mothy [mothier -comp., mothiest -sup.], dowdy [dowdier -comp., dowdiest -sup.], fuddy-duddy, daggy [daggier -comp., daggiest -sup], long in the tooth.

    Ex: Almost without exception these problems occurred in libraries with antiquated or inadequate ventilation without air-conditioning.

    Ex: When he was younger he really turned the library around, from a backwater, two-bit operation to the respected institution it is today.
    Ex: It is for this reason that many special libraries have constructed their own indexing language; they have avoided being tied to a possibly out of date published list.
    Ex: For example, the outdated subject heading 'Female emancipation' could be changed to the newer term 'Women's liberation' with this function.
    Ex: Does the library continue a stale tradition, or does it interpret social change?.
    Ex: One is tempted to say that the enthusiasts for postcoordinate systems, being forced to admit reluctantly that control was necessary, couldn't bear to use the old-fashioned term 'list of subject headings'.
    Ex: This advertisement was part of a publicity campaign which was based on a presentation of Europe so outworn as to be almost meaningless.
    Ex: Only if we continuously redefine our goals in accordance with the developments in our societies will we remain dynamic libraries and not turn into musty institutions.
    Ex: Librarians need to be vociferous about achievements and services offered in order to dispel ideas about the stereotype librarian, timed and out of touch with contemporary society.
    Ex: The article deals with matters of image and status, professional associations, cultural policies, collections, censorship, outdated infrastructure and fossilised mentalities.
    Ex: By conscious or unconscious fixation on this single, already passé, facet of data processing technology we risk totally ignoring the other functions of a catalog.
    Ex: Teaching lost its status when education became secularized as a tool for economic mobility, when concerns for the spiritual became embarrassingly atavistic.
    Ex: He said: 'The outer shell of democracy is, no doubt, intact but it appears to be moth-eaten from inside'.
    Ex: So, he cleaned the bird cage from top to bottom and threw out all the mothy bird seed.
    Ex: This article shows how the dowdy and boring image of the stereotypical librarian as presented in fiction, taints the portrayal of all who work in libraries.
    Ex: According to him, tea as a category has lacked innovation and upgradation in recent years and hence has a very fuddy-duddy image.
    Ex: What wearing daggy clothes is all about for me is feeling relaxed, knowing I can wear them around people I'm comfortable with.
    Ex: Training would be needed for the reception staff, who all said they were a bit long in the tooth for learning how to use a computer.
    * estar anticuado = dated.
    * estar un poco anticuado = be some years old.
    * quedarse anticuado = date.

    * * *
    anticuado1 -da
    ‹persona/ideas› old-fashioned, antiquated; ‹ropa› old-fashioned; ‹sistema/aparato› antiquated
    anticuado2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    eres un anticuado you're so old-fashioned
    * * *

    Del verbo anticuarse: ( conjugate anticuarse)

    anticuado es:

    el participio

    anticuado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    old-fashioned
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino: eres un anticuado you're so old-fashioned
    anticuado,-a adjetivo & sustantivo masculino y femenino old-fashioned, antiquated

    ' anticuado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    anticuada
    - apolillada
    - apolillado
    - antiguo
    - atrasado
    - pasado
    - zanahoria
    English:
    antiquated
    - date
    - fuddy-duddy
    - old
    - old-fashioned
    - outdated
    - outmoded
    - dated
    - out
    - time
    * * *
    anticuado, -a
    adj
    [persona, ropa] old-fashioned;
    esa técnica está anticuada that method is out of date;
    mi módem se ha quedado anticuado my modem is out of date
    nm,f
    old-fashioned person;
    mi madre es una anticuada my mother is very old-fashioned
    * * *
    adj antiquated
    * * *
    anticuado, -da adj
    : antiquated, outdated
    * * *
    anticuado adj old fashioned

    Spanish-English dictionary > anticuado

  • 11 anular

    adj.
    1 ring-shaped.
    dedo anular ring finger
    2 annular, ring-shaped.
    Ricardo compró un artefacto anular Richard bought a ring-shaped artifact.
    m.
    1 ring finger (dedo).
    Elsa se quebró el anular Elsa fractured her ring finger.
    2 annular, annular ligament.
    v.
    1 to annul, to leave without effect, to abolish, to invalidate.
    El juez anuló la decisión The judge annulled the decision.
    2 to belittle, to annul, to underrate.
    Dorotea anula a su hijo Dorothy belittles her son.
    3 to chalk off.
    * * *
    1 ring-shaped
    1 ring finger
    ————————
    1 (matrimonio) to annul; (una ley) to repeal; (una sentencia) to quash
    2 (un pedido, viaje) to cancel; (un contrato) to invalidate, cancel
    3 DEPORTE (un gol) to disallow
    4 figurado (desautorizar) to deprive of authority
    1 to lose one's authority
    * * *
    verb
    1) to cancel, annul, rescind
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ contrato] to cancel, rescind; [+ ley] to repeal; [+ decisión] to override; [+ matrimonio] to annul
    2) [+ elecciones, resultado] to declare null and void; [+ gol, tanto] to disallow
    3) [+ cita, viaje, evento] to cancel
    4) [+ cheque] to cancel
    5) [+ efecto] to cancel out, destroy
    6) (Mat) to cancel out
    7) [+ persona] to overshadow
    8) frm (=incapacitar) to deprive of authority, remove from office
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo < forma> ring-shaped
    II 1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <contrato/viaje> to cancel; < matrimonio> to annul; <fallo/sentencia> to quash, overturn; < resultado> to declare... null and void; <tanto/gol> to disallow
    b) < cheque> ( destruir) to cancel; ( dar orden de no pagar) to stop
    2) < persona> to destroy
    2.
    anularse v pron (recípr)
    III
    masculino ring finger
    * * *
    = negate, nullify, override, overtake, overturn, render + valueless, render + wrong, repeal, rule out, short-circuit [shortcircuit], stultify, dope, gainsay, eviscerate, wipe out, obliterate, preempt [pre-empt], revoke, undo, waive, quash, block off, write off, blot out, overrule, void.
    Ex. Thus excessive delays in the availability of cataloguing records from the central agency will negate much of the value of a central service.
    Ex. To adopt terms or names in various languages, which are probably unfamiliar in a certain other language, would be to nullify the usefulness of that catalog to all of these users in the interest of cooperation.
    Ex. On the final screen in the sequence, the default values for today's closing time and tomorrow's opening time may be overridden.
    Ex. Why have card-based systems been overtaken by computer databases?.
    Ex. However, any refinement involves greater human intervention, and this in turn can easily overturn the arguments in favour of subject indexes based upon titles.
    Ex. The immense cultural differences facing the professions tends to render comparisons valueless.
    Ex. Further, changes in the external world serve to render judgments, valid at the moment, wrong at best, and detrimental to the effectiveness of the catalog at worst.
    Ex. I was one of the cosigners of a resolution which tried to have the ISBD repealed.
    Ex. If, however, we index documents about primary schools under the term primary school, we can immediately rule out a lot of irrelevant documents in our search.
    Ex. There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
    Ex. Excessive standardisation also tends to stultify development and improvement of IT products.
    Ex. A photolithographic process selectively dopes minute areas of the silicon and so builds up circuits.
    Ex. We could even agree that no one in our experience is terribly interested in knowing about all of the works of an author, and this would not gainsay the value of consistent author entry.
    Ex. Also, to become emotionally wedded to a particular view is to eviscerate one's effectiveness in achieving a workable solution.
    Ex. Strong economic forces, inflation and an over-strong pound wiped out any noticeable benefits of EEC membership to industry.
    Ex. Typing errors cannot be obliterated with a normal erasing fluid as this would print and appear as a blotch on the copies.
    Ex. This article concludes that the main value of the indicators is as a management tool, as a means of preempting problems.
    Ex. I would think that we would still charge for lost and damaged books and that we would revoke borrowing privileges of chronic offenders, or whatever we decide to call them.
    Ex. The National Library of Estonia, established in 1918, is undergoing a revolutionary period of undoing the effects of the cultural policies of the communist regime.
    Ex. When only partial success in contracted terms is achieved, the repayment due may be reduced or waived.
    Ex. The author brazenly insists that Woodman's family has compromised the documentation of the photographer's life by effectively quashing most of her work.
    Ex. A globalizing world so devoted to 'diversity,' as the present one is, can ill afford to block off one particular communication channel in favor of any other.
    Ex. They express concern over Povinelli's certainty in writing off that multicultural project, however.
    Ex. Las Vegas was once notorious for loose morals, fast living and financial transactions murky enough to blot out the desert sun.
    Ex. President Eisenhower overruled some of his military commanders in summer 1958, ordering them not to use nuclear weapons against China.
    Ex. However, in the case when the user's input fails, we would like to void the reserved funds.
    ----
    * anular las posibilidades = close off + possibilities.
    * anular la validez de un concepto = sterilise + idea.
    * anular una posibilidad = block off + alley.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo < forma> ring-shaped
    II 1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <contrato/viaje> to cancel; < matrimonio> to annul; <fallo/sentencia> to quash, overturn; < resultado> to declare... null and void; <tanto/gol> to disallow
    b) < cheque> ( destruir) to cancel; ( dar orden de no pagar) to stop
    2) < persona> to destroy
    2.
    anularse v pron (recípr)
    III
    masculino ring finger
    * * *
    = negate, nullify, override, overtake, overturn, render + valueless, render + wrong, repeal, rule out, short-circuit [shortcircuit], stultify, dope, gainsay, eviscerate, wipe out, obliterate, preempt [pre-empt], revoke, undo, waive, quash, block off, write off, blot out, overrule, void.

    Ex: Thus excessive delays in the availability of cataloguing records from the central agency will negate much of the value of a central service.

    Ex: To adopt terms or names in various languages, which are probably unfamiliar in a certain other language, would be to nullify the usefulness of that catalog to all of these users in the interest of cooperation.
    Ex: On the final screen in the sequence, the default values for today's closing time and tomorrow's opening time may be overridden.
    Ex: Why have card-based systems been overtaken by computer databases?.
    Ex: However, any refinement involves greater human intervention, and this in turn can easily overturn the arguments in favour of subject indexes based upon titles.
    Ex: The immense cultural differences facing the professions tends to render comparisons valueless.
    Ex: Further, changes in the external world serve to render judgments, valid at the moment, wrong at best, and detrimental to the effectiveness of the catalog at worst.
    Ex: I was one of the cosigners of a resolution which tried to have the ISBD repealed.
    Ex: If, however, we index documents about primary schools under the term primary school, we can immediately rule out a lot of irrelevant documents in our search.
    Ex: There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
    Ex: Excessive standardisation also tends to stultify development and improvement of IT products.
    Ex: A photolithographic process selectively dopes minute areas of the silicon and so builds up circuits.
    Ex: We could even agree that no one in our experience is terribly interested in knowing about all of the works of an author, and this would not gainsay the value of consistent author entry.
    Ex: Also, to become emotionally wedded to a particular view is to eviscerate one's effectiveness in achieving a workable solution.
    Ex: Strong economic forces, inflation and an over-strong pound wiped out any noticeable benefits of EEC membership to industry.
    Ex: Typing errors cannot be obliterated with a normal erasing fluid as this would print and appear as a blotch on the copies.
    Ex: This article concludes that the main value of the indicators is as a management tool, as a means of preempting problems.
    Ex: I would think that we would still charge for lost and damaged books and that we would revoke borrowing privileges of chronic offenders, or whatever we decide to call them.
    Ex: The National Library of Estonia, established in 1918, is undergoing a revolutionary period of undoing the effects of the cultural policies of the communist regime.
    Ex: When only partial success in contracted terms is achieved, the repayment due may be reduced or waived.
    Ex: The author brazenly insists that Woodman's family has compromised the documentation of the photographer's life by effectively quashing most of her work.
    Ex: A globalizing world so devoted to 'diversity,' as the present one is, can ill afford to block off one particular communication channel in favor of any other.
    Ex: They express concern over Povinelli's certainty in writing off that multicultural project, however.
    Ex: Las Vegas was once notorious for loose morals, fast living and financial transactions murky enough to blot out the desert sun.
    Ex: President Eisenhower overruled some of his military commanders in summer 1958, ordering them not to use nuclear weapons against China.
    Ex: However, in the case when the user's input fails, we would like to void the reserved funds.
    * anular las posibilidades = close off + possibilities.
    * anular la validez de un concepto = sterilise + idea.
    * anular una posibilidad = block off + alley.

    * * *
    ‹forma› ring-shaped dedo
    anular2 [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹contrato› to cancel, rescind; ‹matrimonio› to annul; ‹fallo/sentencia› to quash, overturn; ‹resultado› to declare … null and void; ‹tanto/gol› to disallow
    2 ‹cheque› (destruir) to cancel; (dar orden de no pagar) to stop
    3 ‹viaje/compromiso› to cancel
    B ‹persona› to destroy
    las dos fuerzas se anulan the two forces cancel each other out
    ring finger
    * * *

     

    anular verbo transitivo
    a)contrato/viaje to cancel;

    matrimonio to annul;
    fallo/sentencia to quash, overturn;
    resultadoto declare … null and void;
    tanto/gol to disallow
    b) cheque› ( destruir) to cancel;

    ( dar orden de no pagar) to stop
    ■ sustantivo masculino
    finger ring
    anular 1 sustantivo masculino ring finger
    anular 2 verbo transitivo
    1 Com (un pedido) to cancel
    Dep (un gol) to disallow
    (un matrimonio) to annul
    Jur (una ley) to repeal
    2 Inform to delete
    3 (desautorizar, ignorar a una persona) to destroy
    ' anular' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dedo
    English:
    annul
    - cancel out
    - disallow
    - invalidate
    - negate
    - nullify
    - off
    - override
    - quash
    - rescind
    - ring finger
    - scrub
    - cancel
    - finger
    - over
    * * *
    adj
    [en forma de anillo] ring-shaped;
    dedo anular ring finger
    nm
    [dedo] ring finger
    vt
    1. [cancelar] to cancel;
    [ley] to repeal; [matrimonio, contrato] to annul
    2. Dep [partido] to call off;
    [gol] to disallow; [resultado] to declare void
    3. [restar iniciativa]
    su marido la anula totalmente she's totally dominated by her husband;
    el defensa anuló a la estrella del equipo contrario the defender marked the opposing team's star out of the game
    * * *
    1 v/t cancel; matrimonio annul; gol disallow; ley repeal
    2 adj ring-shaped;
    dedo anular ring finger
    * * *
    anular vt
    : to annul, to cancel
    * * *
    anular vb
    1. (cita, viaje, etc) to cancel [pt. & pp. cancelled]
    2. (matrimonio) to annul [pt. & pp. annulled]
    3. (gol, tanto) to disallow

    Spanish-English dictionary > anular

  • 12 aprensión

    f.
    1 apprehension, fearful expectation, uneasiness, qualm.
    2 apprehensiveness, fearfulness.
    * * *
    1 (miedo) apprehension; (asco) squeamishness
    si te da aprensión, no lo comas if you're not sure about it, don't eat it
    \
    con aprensión apprehensively, nervously
    sentir aprensión to feel apprehensive
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=miedo) apprehension, fear; (=capricho) odd idea; (=hipocondría) hypochondria, fear of being ill
    2) (=reparo) misgiving; (=escrúpulos) squeamishness
    * * *
    a) (preocupación, miedo) apprehension
    b) ( asco) squeamishness
    * * *
    Ex. A vague sensation of apprehension seized the newly appointed personnel officer as she knocked on the director's door.
    ----
    * con aprensión = apprehensively.
    * sentir cierta aprensión (por) = be apprehensive (about).
    * * *
    a) (preocupación, miedo) apprehension
    b) ( asco) squeamishness
    * * *

    Ex: A vague sensation of apprehension seized the newly appointed personnel officer as she knocked on the director's door.

    * con aprensión = apprehensively.
    * sentir cierta aprensión (por) = be apprehensive (about).

    * * *
    1 (preocupación, miedo) apprehension
    los expertos ven el problema con cierta aprensión experts view the problem with some apprehension
    se lo dije con cierta aprensión I told him somewhat apprehensively
    entró con aprensión he went in nervously o apprehensively
    2
    (asco): me da aprensión beber de un vaso sin saber de quién es I don't like the idea of drinking out of a glass without knowing whose it is
    siento aprensión a bañarme en piscinas públicas I feel funny about swimming in public pools ( colloq)
    * * *

    aprensión sustantivo femenino
    a) (preocupación, miedo) apprehension



    aprensión sustantivo femenino apprehension
    ' aprensión' also found in these entries:
    English:
    apprehension
    - fear
    - squeamishness
    - apprehensive
    - foreboding
    * * *
    1. [miedo] apprehension ( por about);
    la decisión fue recibida con aprensión people reacted apprehensively to the decision
    2. [escrúpulo] squeamishness ( por about);
    me dan aprensión las lombrices I'm squeamish about worms
    * * *
    f
    1 ( miedo) apprehension
    2 ( asco) squeamishness;
    me da aprensión hacerlo I don’t like the thought of doing it
    * * *
    aprensión nf, pl - siones : apprehension, dread

    Spanish-English dictionary > aprensión

  • 13 aquí

    adv.
    here, right here, over here, in here.
    * * *
    1 (lugar) here
    2 (tiempo) now
    \
    de aquí para allá back and forth, to and fro
    hasta aquí podíamos llegar figurado that's the end of it
    * * *
    adv.
    * * *
    ADV
    1) [en el espacio] here

    aquí Pepe, aquí Manolo — this is Pepe and this is Manolo

    hasta aquí — so far, thus far frm, as far as here

    he aquí la razónfrm herein lies the reason frm

    - hubo un lío de aquí te espero
    2) [en el tiempo]
    3)

    de aquí que — and so, that's why

    * * *
    1) ( en el espacio) here

    está aquí dentro/arriba — it's in/up here

    la tienda de aquí, de la esquina — the shop just here, on the corner

    aquí Pepe, mi primo — this is my cousin Pepe

    dando vueltas de aquí para allágoing to and fro o from one place to another

    he aquí el motivo del descontento — (liter) herein lies/lay the cause of their discontent (liter)

    * * *
    = around here, here, herein, round here, over here.
    Ex. And how in heaven's name will we get any work done around here if we have to worry about grievance hearings, to say nothing of the grievant being in the same building.
    Ex. Instead, the place of AACR in the historical development of cataloguing codes will be examined here.
    Ex. The ideas contained herein will be central issues for consideration in the foreseeable future.
    Ex. It was interesting, in view of the received opinion that 'We don't have many problems round here'.
    Ex. Eventually the situation should improve over here.
    ----
    * aparecer aquí y allá en = intersperse.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * aquí hay gato encerrado = there's more to it than meets the eye.
    * aquí mismo = right here.
    * aquí tiene(s) = here is/are.
    * aquí y allá = here and there, odd.
    * correr de aquí para allá = rush around, run + here and there.
    * de aquí para allá = back and forth.
    * de aquí te espero = tremendous, humongous [humungous], massive, enormous, gianormous.
    * estar aquí ya = be upon us.
    * haber pasado por aquí antes = have been down this road before.
    * hacer + Nombre + llegar hasta aquí = get + Nombre + this far.
    * hasta aquí = up to + Posesivo + eyeballs in, thus far, so far, this far.
    * hasta aquí de trabajo = up to + Posesivo + eyeballs in work.
    * ir de aquí a allá = go out and about.
    * ir de aquí para allá = jump, live out of + a suitcase, run + here and there.
    * ir de aquí para allá sin rumbo fijo = freewheel.
    * leer de aquí y allí = dip into.
    * llevar aquí + Expresión Temporal = have been around + Expresión Temporal.
    * moverse de aquí para allá = move about.
    * pasar por aquí = come by.
    * por aquí = around here, nearby [near-by], round here.
    * por aquí y por allí = hanging about.
    * que toca aquí y allá = wandering.
    * ven aquí = come over here.
    * venir aquí = come over.
    * * *
    1) ( en el espacio) here

    está aquí dentro/arriba — it's in/up here

    la tienda de aquí, de la esquina — the shop just here, on the corner

    aquí Pepe, mi primo — this is my cousin Pepe

    dando vueltas de aquí para allágoing to and fro o from one place to another

    he aquí el motivo del descontento — (liter) herein lies/lay the cause of their discontent (liter)

    * * *
    = around here, here, herein, round here, over here.

    Ex: And how in heaven's name will we get any work done around here if we have to worry about grievance hearings, to say nothing of the grievant being in the same building.

    Ex: Instead, the place of AACR in the historical development of cataloguing codes will be examined here.
    Ex: The ideas contained herein will be central issues for consideration in the foreseeable future.
    Ex: It was interesting, in view of the received opinion that 'We don't have many problems round here'.
    Ex: Eventually the situation should improve over here.
    * aparecer aquí y allá en = intersperse.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * aquí hay gato encerrado = there's more to it than meets the eye.
    * aquí mismo = right here.
    * aquí tiene(s) = here is/are.
    * aquí y allá = here and there, odd.
    * correr de aquí para allá = rush around, run + here and there.
    * de aquí para allá = back and forth.
    * de aquí te espero = tremendous, humongous [humungous], massive, enormous, gianormous.
    * estar aquí ya = be upon us.
    * haber pasado por aquí antes = have been down this road before.
    * hacer + Nombre + llegar hasta aquí = get + Nombre + this far.
    * hasta aquí = up to + Posesivo + eyeballs in, thus far, so far, this far.
    * hasta aquí de trabajo = up to + Posesivo + eyeballs in work.
    * ir de aquí a allá = go out and about.
    * ir de aquí para allá = jump, live out of + a suitcase, run + here and there.
    * ir de aquí para allá sin rumbo fijo = freewheel.
    * leer de aquí y allí = dip into.
    * llevar aquí + Expresión Temporal = have been around + Expresión Temporal.
    * moverse de aquí para allá = move about.
    * pasar por aquí = come by.
    * por aquí = around here, nearby [near-by], round here.
    * por aquí y por allí = hanging about.
    * que toca aquí y allá = wandering.
    * ven aquí = come over here.
    * venir aquí = come over.

    * * *
    ¡ven aquí! come here!
    está aquí dentro/arriba it's in/up here
    voy a la tienda de aquí, de la esquina I'm going to the shop just here, on the corner
    aquí el señor quería hablar con usted this gentleman (here) wanted to have a word with you
    Martín, aquí Pepe, mi primo Martín, this is my cousin Pepe
    de aquí a la estación hay dos kilómetros it's two kilometers from here to the station
    ¡Ernesto, tú por aquí! Ernesto, what are you doing here?
    no soy de aquí I'm not from these parts o from around here
    pase por aquí, por favor come this way, please
    viven por aquí they live around here
    estuvo todo el día dando vueltas de aquí para allá she spent the whole day going to and fro o going from one place to another
    aquí Madrid ( Rad) this is Madrid, Madrid calling
    las reformas tienen que comenzar aquí y ahora the reforms must begin right here and now
    he aquí el motivo del descontento ( liter); herein lies/lay the cause of their discontent ( liter)
    de aquí a la luna or La Habana ( fam): éste es mucho mejor, de aquí a la luna this one's much better, there's no comparison
    eras la más bonita de la clase, de aquí a La Habana you were far and away the prettiest girl in the class
    de aquí te espero ( Esp fam): había un atasco de aquí te espero there was a massive o an incredible traffic jam
    le pegaron una paliza de aquí te espero they beat the living daylights out of him ( colloq)
    de aquí a 2015 from now until 2015, between now and 2015
    de aquí a que termine van a pasar horas it'll take me hours to finish, I won't finish for hours
    * * *

     

    aquí adverbio
    1 ( en el espacio) here;

    aquí mismo right here;
    no soy de aquí I'm not from these parts o from around here;
    pase por aquí come this way;
    viven por aquí they live around here;
    el agua me llegaba hasta aquí the water came up to here;
    dando vueltas de aquí para allá going to and fro o from one place to another
    2 ( en el tiempo):

    de aquí en adelante from now on;
    de aquí a un año a year from now
    aquí adverbio
    1 (lugar) here
    aquí abajo/arriba, down/up here
    aquí mismo, right here
    aquí y allá, here and there
    de aquí para allá, up and down, to and from
    hasta aquí, this far
    pasen por aquí, por favor, this way please
    es de por aquí, he's from around here
    2 (tiempo) de aquí a julio, between now and July
    hasta aquí no hemos tenido problemas, up till now we have had no trouble
    ♦ Locuciones: ¡hasta aquí hemos llegado!, I've had enough of you!
    ' aquí' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abajo
    - absolutamente
    - acercarse
    - aclimatarse
    - antecesor
    - antecesora
    - asomar
    - aún
    - batuta
    - caer
    - cañón
    - cohibirse
    - coordinador
    - coordinadora
    - córcholis
    - danzar
    - deber
    - desde
    - diana
    - eh
    - en seguida
    - encajar
    - engañarse
    - enseguida
    - escandalera
    - esperar
    - estar
    - estropicio
    - exabrupto
    - gato
    - hacer
    - imaginarse
    - inquietarse
    - interfecta
    - interfecto
    - larga
    - largo
    - llevarse
    - mal
    - merodear
    - modo
    - mucha
    - mucho
    - ocurrir
    - odisea
    - operarse
    - partir
    - pasar
    - pequeña
    - pequeño
    English:
    about
    - abundance
    - action
    - any
    - around
    - assemble
    - away
    - boss
    - bung
    - cat
    - cold
    - come by
    - compulsory
    - control
    - cosy
    - countryside
    - cozy
    - do
    - down
    - erupt
    - ever
    - fancy
    - far
    - fill in
    - flash
    - fleck
    - for
    - forbid
    - foreigner
    - fork
    - gear
    - glad
    - goodwill
    - grisly
    - gulley
    - gully
    - have
    - he's
    - hell
    - hence
    - here
    - hop
    - horrid
    - in-house
    - legal
    - lie
    - lodging
    - mild
    - minute
    - must
    * * *
    aquí adv
    1. [indica lugar] here;
    aquí abajo/arriba down/up here;
    aquí dentro/fuera in/out here;
    aquí mismo right here;
    aquí y ahora here and now;
    aquí y allá here and there;
    ¡aquí tienes! [dando algo] here you are!;
    Fam
    aquí Clara, una amiga this is my friend Clara;
    Fam
    aquí el señor quería una cerveza this gentleman wanted a beer;
    los aquí presentes everyone here o present;
    ¡fuera de aquí! go away!;
    ¡ven aquí! come here!;
    era muy desordenado y dejaba las cosas aquí y allá he was very untidy and left things lying around all over the place;
    de aquí en adelante from here on;
    de aquí para allá [de un lado a otro] to and fro;
    va de aquí para allá sin tener destino fijo she travels around without really knowing where she's going;
    por aquí over here;
    vive por aquí she lives around here somewhere;
    vengan todos por aquí, por favor please all come this way;
    por aquí cerca nearby, not far from here;
    razón aquí [en letrero] enquire within;
    Fam
    de aquí te espero: nos pilló una tormenta de aquí te espero we got caught in a mother of a storm;
    es un mentiroso de aquí te espero he tells lies like nobody's business, he's a liar through and through;
    2. [ahora] now;
    de aquí a mañana between now and tomorrow;
    la traducción tiene que estar acabada de aquí a mañana the translation has to be ready by tomorrow;
    de aquí a poco shortly, soon;
    de aquí a un mes a month from now, in a month;
    3. [en tiempo pasado]
    pasó a leer el manifiesto y aquí todo el mundo se calló he began reading the manifesto, at which point everyone went silent;
    aquí empezaron los problemas that was when the problems started
    4. [consecuencia]
    de aquí que [por eso] hence, therefore;
    llegaba siempre tarde al trabajo, de aquí que lo hayan despedido he was always late for work, so they sacked him
    5. Am [más o menos]
    ¿cómo estás? - aquí how are you? – so-so
    * * *
    adv
    1 en el espacio here;
    desde aquí from here;
    por aquí here;
    ¡ven aquí! come here!;
    ir de aquí para allá go backwards and forwards; ociosamente wander around;
    he aquí this/that is
    2 en el tiempo now;
    de aquí en adelante from now on;
    de aquí que ocurra by the time it happens;
    de aquí a ocho días within the next week, by next week
    * * *
    aquí adv
    1) : here
    2) : now
    de aquí en adelante: from now on
    3)
    por aquí : around here, hereabouts
    * * *
    aquí adv
    1. (lugar) here
    ¡vámonos de aquí! let's get out of here!
    2. (ahora) now

    Spanish-English dictionary > aquí

  • 14 arrugar

    v.
    1 to crease, to crumple (ropa, papel).
    2 to wrinkle, to ball up, to crease, to crease up.
    La maleta arrugó mis camisas The suitcase wrinkled my shirts.
    El sol arrugó a Ricardo The sun wrinkled Richard.
    3 to pucker, to pucker one's.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ LLEGAR], like link=llegar llegar
    1 (piel) to wrinkle; (ropa) to crease; (papel) to crumple (up)
    1 (piel) to wrinkle; (ropa) to crease; (papel) to crumple (up)
    2 familiar (acobardarse) to get the wind up
    \
    arrugar el ceño/entrecejo to frown
    * * *
    1.
    VT [+ cara] to wrinkle, line; [+ ceño] to knit; [+ papel] to crumple, screw up; [+ ropa] to ruck up, crumple

    arrugar el entrecejo — to knit one's brow, frown

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo < piel> to wrinkle; < tela> to wrinkle (AmE), to crease (BrE); papel to crumple; < ceño> to knit; < nariz> to wrinkle; < cara> to screw up

    arrugó el entrecejo — he frowned, he knitted his brow

    2.
    arrugarse v pron
    1)
    a) persona/piel to become wrinkled
    b) ( por acción del agua) piel/manos to shrivel up, go wrinkled
    c) tela to wrinkle o get wrinkled (AmE), to crease o get creased (BrE); papel to crumple
    2)
    a) (fam) ( achicarse) to be daunted o frightened
    b) (Chi fam) ( inmutarse)
    * * *
    = crumple, wrinkle, crease, wizen.
    Ex. There is a tendency for smaller items to be pushed to the back of the drawer and possibly crumpled as the drawer is opened and closed = Lo normal es que las cosas más pequeñas se vayan desplazando hacia la parte trasera del cajón y que posiblemente se arrugen al abrir y cerrarlo.
    Ex. Wrinkling or creasing of the wax sheet must be avoided = Se debe evitar arrugar la hoja encerada.
    Ex. 'Much as I hate to admit it,' she added, her face creasing in a knowing smile, 'some of my best friends are librarians, and I can't get over how they tear their colleagues to shreds when they're together' = "Siento mucho admitirlo", ella añadió mientras su cara se arrugaba dibujándose en ella una sonrisa de complicidad, "algunos de mis mejores amigos son bibliotecarios y no puedo entender cómo critican a otros colegas suyos cuando se jutan".
    Ex. Since then the sands of time have taken their toll, making my face all leathery, wizening my gaze.
    ----
    * arrugar los labios = screw + lips.
    * arrugarse = cockle, crinkle, shrivel up, shrivel.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo < piel> to wrinkle; < tela> to wrinkle (AmE), to crease (BrE); papel to crumple; < ceño> to knit; < nariz> to wrinkle; < cara> to screw up

    arrugó el entrecejo — he frowned, he knitted his brow

    2.
    arrugarse v pron
    1)
    a) persona/piel to become wrinkled
    b) ( por acción del agua) piel/manos to shrivel up, go wrinkled
    c) tela to wrinkle o get wrinkled (AmE), to crease o get creased (BrE); papel to crumple
    2)
    a) (fam) ( achicarse) to be daunted o frightened
    b) (Chi fam) ( inmutarse)
    * * *
    = crumple, wrinkle, crease, wizen.

    Ex: There is a tendency for smaller items to be pushed to the back of the drawer and possibly crumpled as the drawer is opened and closed = Lo normal es que las cosas más pequeñas se vayan desplazando hacia la parte trasera del cajón y que posiblemente se arrugen al abrir y cerrarlo.

    Ex: Wrinkling or creasing of the wax sheet must be avoided = Se debe evitar arrugar la hoja encerada.
    Ex: 'Much as I hate to admit it,' she added, her face creasing in a knowing smile, 'some of my best friends are librarians, and I can't get over how they tear their colleagues to shreds when they're together' = "Siento mucho admitirlo", ella añadió mientras su cara se arrugaba dibujándose en ella una sonrisa de complicidad, "algunos de mis mejores amigos son bibliotecarios y no puedo entender cómo critican a otros colegas suyos cuando se jutan".
    Ex: Since then the sands of time have taken their toll, making my face all leathery, wizening my gaze.
    * arrugar los labios = screw + lips.
    * arrugarse = cockle, crinkle, shrivel up, shrivel.

    * * *
    arrugar [A3 ]
    vt
    1 ‹piel› to wrinkle
    2 ‹tela› to wrinkle ( AmE), to crease ( BrE), to crumple ( BrE); «papel» to crumple
    arrugó el sobre y lo tiró she crumpled o ( BrE) screwed up the envelope and threw it away
    3 ‹ceño/entrecejo› to knit; ‹nariz› to wrinkle; ‹cara› to screw up
    arrugó el entrecejo he frowned, he knitted his brow
    A
    1 «persona» to grow o become wrinkled; «cara/manos» to become wrinkled o lined
    2 (por acción del agua) «piel/manos» to shrivel up, go wrinkled
    3 «tela» to wrinkle o get wrinkled ( AmE), to crease o get creased ( BrE); «papel» to crumple
    estas sábanas no se arrugan these sheets don't wrinkle o crease
    B
    1 ( fam) (achicarse) to be daunted o frightened
    no se arruga ante los problemas she isn't daunted by problems
    2
    ( Chi fam) (inmutarse): ni se arruga para mentir he thinks nothing of lying
    le gritan y ni se arruga they shout at him and he doesn't bat an eyelid ( colloq)
    * * *

    arrugar ( conjugate arrugar) verbo transitivo piel to wrinkle;
    tela to wrinkle (AmE), to crease (BrE);
    papel to crumple;
    ceño to knit;
    nariz to wrinkle;
    cara to screw up;

    arrugarse verbo pronominal
    a) [persona/piel] to become wrinkled


    c) [ tela] to wrinkle o get wrinkled (AmE), to crease o get creased (BrE);

    [ papel] to crumple
    arrugar vtr (la cara) to wrinkle
    (la tela) to crease
    (un papel) to crumple (up)
    ' arrugar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    frente
    English:
    crease
    - crinkle
    - crumple
    - crush
    - pucker
    - rumple
    - screw up
    - shrivel
    - wrinkle
    - ruffle
    - screw
    * * *
    vt
    1. [ropa, papel] to crease, to crumple
    2. [piel] to wrinkle
    3.
    * * *
    v/t wrinkle;
    la frente frown
    * * *
    arrugar {52} vt
    : to wrinkle, to crease, to pucker
    * * *
    1. (ropa) to crease
    2. (papel) to crumple
    3. (piel) to wrinkle

    Spanish-English dictionary > arrugar

  • 15 asalto a mano armada

    armed robbery
    * * *
    (n.) = armed robbery, armed assault, heist
    Ex. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of reported incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in waters in Southeast Asia.
    Ex. However, since the unthinkable sometimes happens in the best schools, ways that educators should react to an armed assault are likewise discussed.
    Ex. This knowing sequel to the breezy glamor of 'Ocean's Eleven' provides more thieves, more heists, more twists, more locations, and more playfulness than the original.
    * * *
    (n.) = armed robbery, armed assault, heist

    Ex: There has been a dramatic increase in the number of reported incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in waters in Southeast Asia.

    Ex: However, since the unthinkable sometimes happens in the best schools, ways that educators should react to an armed assault are likewise discussed.
    Ex: This knowing sequel to the breezy glamor of 'Ocean's Eleven' provides more thieves, more heists, more twists, more locations, and more playfulness than the original.

    Spanish-English dictionary > asalto a mano armada

  • 16 atolondradamente

    adv.
    1 thoughtlessly, foolishly, hit-or-miss, recklessly.
    2 confusedly, bemusedly.
    * * *
    1 (con desatino) recklessly
    2 (con aturdimiento) in a bewildered way, in a stunned way
    * * *
    = mindlessly, helter-skelter.
    Ex. When people mindlessly do something without knowing any reason for doing it, they become like two-legged cattle.
    Ex. The larger issues of higher education provide a context for redefining the helter-skelter relationship of teaching and research.
    * * *
    = mindlessly, helter-skelter.

    Ex: When people mindlessly do something without knowing any reason for doing it, they become like two-legged cattle.

    Ex: The larger issues of higher education provide a context for redefining the helter-skelter relationship of teaching and research.

    Spanish-English dictionary > atolondradamente

  • 17 atraco

    m.
    1 robbery.
    atraco a mano armada armed robbery
    ¿1.000 euros por eso? ¡menudo atraco! 1,000 euros for that? that's daylight robbery!
    2 hold-up, assault, raid, robbery.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: atracar.
    * * *
    1 hold-up, robbery
    \
    ¡esto es un atraco! figurado this is daylight robbery!
    * * *
    SM [de banco etc] holdup, robbery; [de paseante] mugging; [de avión] hijack, hijacking

    ¡es un atraco! — (fig) it's daylight robbery!

    * * *
    masculino ( a banco) robbery, raid (journ); ( a persona) mugging

    qué precios, esto es un atraco! — (fam) these prices are ridiculous, it's daylight robbery! (colloq)

    * * *
    = mugging, raid, robbery, stick-up, heist, daylight robbery.
    Ex. He is concerned about personal safety with security against theft, muggins, and attacks.
    Ex. More appropriate for his purpose would be the many monographs and articles in scholarly journals dealing specifically with this aspect of the Pearl Harbor raid.
    Ex. Crimes against the person include homicide, rape, assault and robbery.
    Ex. From small-time stick-ups to vengeful bloodbaths, they become insatiable predators without scruples.
    Ex. This knowing sequel to the breezy glamor of 'Ocean's Eleven' provides more thieves, more heists, more twists, more locations, and more playfulness than the original.
    Ex. Health-care price hike is daylight robbery.
    ----
    * atraco a mano armada = armed robbery, heist, daylight robbery.
    * intento de atraco fallido = failed robbery attempt.
    * llevar a cabo un atraco = pull off + heist.
    * * *
    masculino ( a banco) robbery, raid (journ); ( a persona) mugging

    qué precios, esto es un atraco! — (fam) these prices are ridiculous, it's daylight robbery! (colloq)

    * * *
    = mugging, raid, robbery, stick-up, heist, daylight robbery.

    Ex: He is concerned about personal safety with security against theft, muggins, and attacks.

    Ex: More appropriate for his purpose would be the many monographs and articles in scholarly journals dealing specifically with this aspect of the Pearl Harbor raid.
    Ex: Crimes against the person include homicide, rape, assault and robbery.
    Ex: From small-time stick-ups to vengeful bloodbaths, they become insatiable predators without scruples.
    Ex: This knowing sequel to the breezy glamor of 'Ocean's Eleven' provides more thieves, more heists, more twists, more locations, and more playfulness than the original.
    Ex: Health-care price hike is daylight robbery.
    * atraco a mano armada = armed robbery, heist, daylight robbery.
    * intento de atraco fallido = failed robbery attempt.
    * llevar a cabo un atraco = pull off + heist.

    * * *
    (a un banco) robbery, holdup, raid ( journ); (a una persona) mugging
    perpetrar or cometer un atraco ( period); to carry out a robbery o raid
    ¡qué precios, esto es un atraco! ( fam); these prices are ridiculous, it's daylight robbery! ( colloq)
    Compuesto:
    armed robbery
    * * *

    Del verbo atracar: ( conjugate atracar)

    atraco es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    atracó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    atracar    
    atraco
    atracar ( conjugate atracar) verbo intransitivo [ barco] to dock, berth
    verbo transitivo ( asaltar) ‹ banco to hold up;
    persona to mug
    atraco sustantivo masculino ( a banco) robbery, raid (journ);
    ( a persona) mugging;
    atraco a mano armada armed robbery o (journ) raid

    atracar
    I verbo transitivo to hold up
    (asaltar a una persona) to rob
    II vi Náut to tie up
    atraco sustantivo masculino robbery, hold-up
    atraco a mano armada, armed robbery

    ' atraco' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    armada
    - armado
    - cometer
    - herida
    - asalto
    - golpe
    - intervención
    English:
    hold-up
    - mugging
    - raid
    - stick-up
    - heist
    - hold
    - robbery
    - stick
    * * *
    atraco nm
    [a banco] robbery; [a persona] mugging;
    ¡esto es un atraco! this is a stick-up!;
    Fam Fig
    ¿1.000 euros por eso? ¡menudo atraco! 1,000 euros for that? that's daylight robbery!
    atraco a mano armada armed robbery
    * * *
    m de banco, tienda robbery; de persona mugging
    * * *
    atraco nm
    : holdup, robbery
    * * *
    1. (de banco, tienda, etc) robbery [pl. robberies] / hold up
    2. (de persona) mugging

    Spanish-English dictionary > atraco

  • 18 atraco a mano armada

    DERECHO armed robbery
    * * *
    * * *
    (n.) = armed robbery, heist, daylight robbery
    Ex. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of reported incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in waters in Southeast Asia.
    Ex. This knowing sequel to the breezy glamor of 'Ocean's Eleven' provides more thieves, more heists, more twists, more locations, and more playfulness than the original.
    Ex. Health-care price hike is daylight robbery.
    * * *
    * * *
    (n.) = armed robbery, heist, daylight robbery

    Ex: There has been a dramatic increase in the number of reported incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in waters in Southeast Asia.

    Ex: This knowing sequel to the breezy glamor of 'Ocean's Eleven' provides more thieves, more heists, more twists, more locations, and more playfulness than the original.
    Ex: Health-care price hike is daylight robbery.

    * * *
    armed robbery

    Spanish-English dictionary > atraco a mano armada

  • 19 baluarte

    m.
    1 bulwark.
    2 bastion, stronghold (figurative).
    * * *
    2 figurado bastion, stronghold
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino (Arquit, Mil) bastion
    * * *
    = bulwark, stronghold, pillar, bastion, redoubt.
    Ex. Thus our freedom has prompted many to think of libraries as 'a great instrument and bulwark of democracy'.
    Ex. The library is an important ideological and cultural stronghold.
    Ex. The essential pillars of man's thinking and knowing are the basic concepts which structure all his knowledge.
    Ex. As the number of outlets for information are reduced libraries may see themselves as the last bastion of true democracy.
    Ex. Privatization and liberalization have attacked the redoubts of workplace unionism.
    * * *
    masculino (Arquit, Mil) bastion
    * * *
    = bulwark, stronghold, pillar, bastion, redoubt.

    Ex: Thus our freedom has prompted many to think of libraries as 'a great instrument and bulwark of democracy'.

    Ex: The library is an important ideological and cultural stronghold.
    Ex: The essential pillars of man's thinking and knowing are the basic concepts which structure all his knowledge.
    Ex: As the number of outlets for information are reduced libraries may see themselves as the last bastion of true democracy.
    Ex: Privatization and liberalization have attacked the redoubts of workplace unionism.

    * * *
    1 ( Arquit, Mil) bastion
    el último baluarte español en América the last Spanish stronghold in America
    un baluarte inexpugnable an impregnable fortress
    2
    (de una organización): un baluarte de los valores tradicionales a bastion of traditional values
    perdieron algunos baluartes como Magdalena y Santander they lost some of their traditional strongholds like Magdalena and Santander
    es uno de los baluartes del equipo/del partido he's one of the mainstays of the team/one of the party stalwarts
    * * *

    baluarte sustantivo masculino
    bastion
    ' baluarte' also found in these entries:
    English:
    bulwark
    - stronghold
    - bastion
    - strong
    * * *
    1. [fortificación] bulwark
    2. [bastión] bastion, stronghold;
    es uno de los principales baluartes del sindicalismo en el país it is one of the main trade union strongholds in the country;
    el portero volvió a ser el baluarte del equipo the goalkeeper was once again the mainstay of the team
    * * *
    m
    1 MIL stronghold
    2 persona pillar, stalwart
    * * *
    bastión: bulwark, bastion

    Spanish-English dictionary > baluarte

  • 20 banda

    f.
    banda armada terrorist organization
    2 sash (faja).
    banda magnética magnetic strip
    banda impositiva tax bracket
    banda salarial wage bracket, salary band
    4 waveband (radio).
    banda de frecuencias frequency (band)
    5 cushion.
    6 group of men, group of people, party, corps.
    7 music band, band.
    8 edge of billiard table.
    9 lemniscus.
    * * *
    1 (faja) sash
    2 (lista) band
    3 (tira) strip
    4 (lado) side
    5 (en billar) cushion
    \
    cerrarse en banda to dig one's heels in
    coger por banda a alguien / pillar en banda a alguien to lay one's hands on somebody
    banda magnética magnetic strip
    banda sonora sound track
    banda transportadora conveyor belt
    línea de banda touchline
    ————————
    1 (músicos) band
    3 (pájaros) flock
    \
    banda armada (delincuentes) armed gang 2 (terroristas) terrorist group
    banda de rock rock group
    banda municipal town band
    banda terrorista terrorist group
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) band
    2) gang
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=grupo) [de música] band; [de delincuentes, amigos] gang; [de guerrilleros] band; [de partidarios] party, group; [de aves] flock

    negociaciones a tres bandas — three-party talks, trilateral negotiations

    banda juvenil — youth gang, street gang

    2) (=cinta) [en la ropa] band, strip; [de gala] sash

    banda gástrica — (Med) gastric band

    3) (=franja) [de tierra] strip, ribbon; [de carretera, pista de atletismo] lane

    banda de frecuencia — band, waveband

    banda de rodaje, banda de rodamiento — (Aut) tread

    la Banda Oriental esp Cono Sur Uruguay

    banda sonora[de película] soundtrack; [en carretera] rumble strip

    4) (=lado) [de río] side, bank; [de monte] side, edge; [de barco] side

    coger a algn por banda —

    ¡como te coja por banda! — I'll get even with you!

    5) (Dep) sideline, touchline

    fuera de banda — out of play, in touch

    sacar de banda — to take a throw-in, throw the ball in

    línea de banda — sideline, touchline

    6) (Billar) cushion
    * * *
    1) (en la cintura, cruzando el pecho) sash; (franja, lista) band; ( para pelo) (Méx) hairband; ( en brazo) armband
    2) ( de barco) side; ( en billar) cushion; (en fútbol, rugby) touchline

    saque de banda — ( en fútbol) throw-in; ( en rugby) put-in

    irse en banda — (CS fam)

    el equipo se fue en bandathe team did terribly

    3)
    a) ( de delincuentes) gang
    b) (Mús) band
    * * *
    = bandwidth, strip, band, band, sideline, prong, stripe, group, pod, gang, sash, band.
    Ex. Digital transmission is therefore more profligate in its use of bandwidth for the same information.
    Ex. Later this strip is retyped into ordinary language, for in its nascent form it is intelligible only to the initiated.
    Ex. For transmission by the telephone network, data must be converted into signals in this band of frequencies, by means of modems.
    Ex. The cords themselves could be placed either outside the backs of the folded sheets, where they would show as raised bands across the spine of the book, or in slots sawn into the folds to give the book a flat back.
    Ex. The article 'Off the sidelines, onto the playing field' discusses a recent project which commissioned 9 research papers to explore the future of libraries.
    Ex. There are 2 prongs to this research, one explores the use of the term 'information' and the other major part of the study investigates a number of aspects of some information management positions.
    Ex. This paper describes an oscillating chemical reaction, and discusses numerous parallels to it in research, such as in fibrillation of the heart, body-clock rhythms of animals and plants, the self-assembly of multicellular organisms, and certain stripes in volcanic rock.
    Ex. The groups continue, however, to keep alive their heritages through festivals and cultural activities.
    Ex. The large pod of about 75 narwhals milled around the bay in the summer feeding grounds.
    Ex. In the 1920s and 1930s more than 1 million books were being loaned each year to members as far afield as the most isolated settlers' gangs working on distant branch lines.
    Ex. Just one other question: why are some of the sashes worn from left shoulder to right hip or right shoulder to left hip?.
    Ex. In recent years a band of disciples has grown up in India, and has contributed to the revision and expansion of the schedules.
    ----
    * ancho de banda = bandwidth.
    * asalto a dos bandas = two-pronged attack.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * banda ancha = wide-band, broadband.
    * banda antirrobo magnética = magnetic security tag.
    * banda callejera = street gang, gang, gang of youths.
    * banda de base = baseband.
    * banda de delincuentes = crime ring.
    * banda de linchadores = lynch mob.
    * banda de música = band, musical band, marching band, brass band.
    * banda de rodamiento de neumático = tyre tread.
    * banda estrecha = narrow-band.
    * banda gástrica = gastric band.
    * banda impositiva = income tax bracket, tax bracket.
    * banda juvenil = gang of youths.
    * banda magnética = magnetic strip, magnetic stripe, magstripe.
    * banda musical = musical band.
    * banda sonora = sound track film, soundtrack [sound track], rumble strip.
    * banda sonora de película = film music.
    * banda terrorista = terrorist group.
    * cabecilla de la banda = leader of the pack.
    * carrete de banda sonora = sound track film reel.
    * grabación de banda de música = band recording.
    * tarjeta de banda magnética = swipecard.
    * * *
    1) (en la cintura, cruzando el pecho) sash; (franja, lista) band; ( para pelo) (Méx) hairband; ( en brazo) armband
    2) ( de barco) side; ( en billar) cushion; (en fútbol, rugby) touchline

    saque de banda — ( en fútbol) throw-in; ( en rugby) put-in

    irse en banda — (CS fam)

    el equipo se fue en bandathe team did terribly

    3)
    a) ( de delincuentes) gang
    b) (Mús) band
    * * *
    = bandwidth, strip, band, band, sideline, prong, stripe, group, pod, gang, sash, band.

    Ex: Digital transmission is therefore more profligate in its use of bandwidth for the same information.

    Ex: Later this strip is retyped into ordinary language, for in its nascent form it is intelligible only to the initiated.
    Ex: For transmission by the telephone network, data must be converted into signals in this band of frequencies, by means of modems.
    Ex: The cords themselves could be placed either outside the backs of the folded sheets, where they would show as raised bands across the spine of the book, or in slots sawn into the folds to give the book a flat back.
    Ex: The article 'Off the sidelines, onto the playing field' discusses a recent project which commissioned 9 research papers to explore the future of libraries.
    Ex: There are 2 prongs to this research, one explores the use of the term 'information' and the other major part of the study investigates a number of aspects of some information management positions.
    Ex: This paper describes an oscillating chemical reaction, and discusses numerous parallels to it in research, such as in fibrillation of the heart, body-clock rhythms of animals and plants, the self-assembly of multicellular organisms, and certain stripes in volcanic rock.
    Ex: The groups continue, however, to keep alive their heritages through festivals and cultural activities.
    Ex: The large pod of about 75 narwhals milled around the bay in the summer feeding grounds.
    Ex: In the 1920s and 1930s more than 1 million books were being loaned each year to members as far afield as the most isolated settlers' gangs working on distant branch lines.
    Ex: Just one other question: why are some of the sashes worn from left shoulder to right hip or right shoulder to left hip?.
    Ex: In recent years a band of disciples has grown up in India, and has contributed to the revision and expansion of the schedules.
    * ancho de banda = bandwidth.
    * asalto a dos bandas = two-pronged attack.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * banda ancha = wide-band, broadband.
    * banda antirrobo magnética = magnetic security tag.
    * banda callejera = street gang, gang, gang of youths.
    * banda de base = baseband.
    * banda de delincuentes = crime ring.
    * banda de linchadores = lynch mob.
    * banda de música = band, musical band, marching band, brass band.
    * banda de rodamiento de neumático = tyre tread.
    * banda estrecha = narrow-band.
    * banda gástrica = gastric band.
    * banda impositiva = income tax bracket, tax bracket.
    * banda juvenil = gang of youths.
    * banda magnética = magnetic strip, magnetic stripe, magstripe.
    * banda musical = musical band.
    * banda sonora = sound track film, soundtrack [sound track], rumble strip.
    * banda sonora de película = film music.
    * banda terrorista = terrorist group.
    * cabecilla de la banda = leader of the pack.
    * carrete de banda sonora = sound track film reel.
    * grabación de banda de música = band recording.
    * tarjeta de banda magnética = swipecard.

    * * *
    A
    1 ( Indum) (en la cintura, cruzando el pecho) sash; (franja, lista) band; (para el pelo) ( Méx) hair band
    llevaba una banda negra en el brazo he was wearing a black armband
    2 (de tierra) strip
    Compuestos:
    broad band
    frequency band
    ( Méx) fan belt
    tread
    ( Ven) rubber band, elastic band ( BrE)
    tax band
    trim
    magnetic strip
    ceremonial sash ( worn by the president)
    salary band
    ( Cin) sound track; ( Auto) rumble strip
    ( Méx) conveyor belt
    B
    2 (en el billar) cushion
    3 (en fútbol) touchline
    lanzó el balón fuera de banda he kicked the ball into touch o out of play o ( AmE) out of bounds
    cerrarse en banda to refuse to listen
    coger a algn por banda ( Esp fam); to corner sb
    dejar a algn/andar/quedar en banda ( RPl fam): anda en banda he doesn't know what to do with himself, he's at a bit of a loss
    se fueron y me dejaron en banda they went off and left me not knowing what to do with myself o and left me at a bit of a loss
    irse en banda (CS fam): el equipo se fue en banda the team did terribly
    C
    banda armada armed gang
    banda terrorista terrorist group
    2 ( Mús) band
    3 (de aves) flock
    * * *

     

    banda sustantivo femenino
    1 (en la cintura, cruzando el pecho) sash;
    (franja, lista) band;
    ( para pelo) (Méx) hair-band;
    ( en brazo) armband;

    banda sonora (Cin) sound track;
    banda ancha broadband;
    banda transportadora (Méx) conveyor belt
    2 ( de barco) side;
    ( en billar) cushion;
    (en fútbol, rugby) touchline;


    ( en rugby) put-in
    3

    b) (Mús) band

    banda 1 sustantivo femenino
    1 Mús band
    2 (de criminales) gang
    banda armada, armed gang
    banda terrorista, terrorist group
    3 (de pájaros) flock
    banda 2 sustantivo femenino
    1 (cinta) sash
    2 (franja, lista) strip
    3 (lado) side
    4 (billar) cushion
    5 Ftb línea de banda, touchline
    saque de banda, throw-in
    6 Telec banda de frecuencia, frequency band
    Cine banda sonora, sound track
    ♦ Locuciones: cerrarse en banda, to dig in one's heels
    coger a alguien por banda, to approach someone o to put one's hand in someone
    jugar a varias bandas, to double-deal o to play the field
    ' banda' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cabeza
    - cerebro
    - cerrarse
    - escindirse
    - forajida
    - forajido
    - madriguera
    - saque
    - separarse
    - terrorista
    - barra
    - doblar
    - escoleta
    - franja
    - juez
    English:
    band
    - boundary
    - brass band
    - bust
    - flute
    - gang
    - protection money
    - ring
    - rough up
    - sideline
    - soundtrack
    - split off
    - strike up
    - throw in
    - throw-in
    - touch
    - touchline
    - wing
    - brass
    - broadband
    - conveyor (belt)
    - crew
    - elastic
    - fan
    - hair
    - sash
    - side
    - sound
    - swipe
    - tread
    - wave
    * * *
    banda nf
    1. [cuadrilla] gang
    banda armada terrorist organization
    2. [de música] [de viento y percusión] (brass) band;
    [de rock, pop] band;
    3. [faja] sash
    banda presidencial presidential sash
    4. [para el pelo] hairband
    5. [cinta] ribbon
    banda magnética magnetic strip;
    banda de Möbius Möbius strip;
    banda sonora [de película] soundtrack;
    banda transportadora [para bultos, mercancía] conveyor belt;
    [para peatones] moving walkway
    6. [franja] stripe;
    una camisa con bandas blancas a T-shirt with white stripes
    banda sonora [en carretera] rumble strip
    7. [escala] band
    Fin banda de fluctuación fluctuation o currency band;
    banda de precios price range o band;
    banda salarial salary range o band
    8. Rad waveband;
    ancho de banda bandwidth
    banda ancha broadband;
    banda estrecha narrow band;
    banda de frecuencia(s) frequency band
    9. [en fútbol]
    línea de banda touchline;
    el balón salió por la banda the ball went out of play;
    avanzar por la banda to go down the wing
    10. [en billar] cushion
    11. [pez] dealfish
    12. Hist la Banda Oriental = name of former Spanish territories comprising the present-day Republic of Uruguay and southern Brazil
    13. Méx [grupo de jóvenes] gang, crowd;
    se descolgó toda la banda al concierto de rock the whole gang went to the rock concert
    14. Comp
    cerrarse en banda to dig one's heels in;
    se han cerrado en banda a cualquier reforma they have flatly refused to accept any reforms;
    Esp Fam
    agarrar o [m5] coger a alguien por banda [para reñirle] to have a little word with sb;
    [atrapar] to buttonhole sb;
    jugar a dos bandas to play a double game;
    RP Fam
    estar/quedar en banda to be/be left at a loss
    * * *
    f
    1 MÚS ( grupo) band
    2 de delincuentes gang
    3 ( cinta) sash
    4 en fútbol touchline
    5 de billar cushion
    6
    :
    cerrarse en banda fam stand firm, dig one’s heels in fam
    * * *
    banda nf
    1) : band, strip
    2) Mex : belt
    banda transportadora: conveyor belt
    3) : band (of musicians)
    4) : gang (of persons), flock (of birds)
    5)
    banda de rodadura : tread (of a tire, etc.)
    6)
    banda de sonido : sound track
    * * *
    1. (de músicos) band / group
    3. (franja) stripe

    Spanish-English dictionary > banda

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