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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 muchos niveles

    (adj.) = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA]
    Ex. Overall, he provides a low-keyed, lucid account that, with its many-leveled approach, does more than justice to the complex themes it studies.
    * * *
    (adj.) = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA]

    Ex: Overall, he provides a low-keyed, lucid account that, with its many-leveled approach, does more than justice to the complex themes it studies.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a muchos niveles

  • 3 a varios niveles

    (adj.) = multilevel [multi-level], at varying levels, many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA]
    Ex. The multi-level judgements, by which users can evaluate documents on a more general relevance scale, are also useful for estimating the discriminating power.
    Ex. The establishment of IT in both the housekeeping and information operations makes it necessary to cater for these kinds of facilities at varying levels.
    Ex. Overall, he provides a low-keyed, lucid account that, with its many-leveled approach, does more than justice to the complex themes it studies.
    * * *
    (adj.) = multilevel [multi-level], at varying levels, many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA]

    Ex: The multi-level judgements, by which users can evaluate documents on a more general relevance scale, are also useful for estimating the discriminating power.

    Ex: The establishment of IT in both the housekeeping and information operations makes it necessary to cater for these kinds of facilities at varying levels.
    Ex: Overall, he provides a low-keyed, lucid account that, with its many-leveled approach, does more than justice to the complex themes it studies.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a varios niveles

  • 4 acusación + hacer

    (n.) = accusation + level
    Ex. Accusations levelled against publishers include unjustifiable price increases and a needless multiplication of the number of new journals.
    * * *
    (n.) = accusation + level

    Ex: Accusations levelled against publishers include unjustifiable price increases and a needless multiplication of the number of new journals.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acusación + hacer

  • 5 allanar

    v.
    1 to flatten, to level (terreno).
    allanarle el camino a alguien to smooth the way for somebody
    2 to break into (irrumpir en).
    las tropas allanaron las viviendas de los campesinos the troops sacked the peasants' houses
    El ladrón allanó la casa contigua The thief broke into the house next door
    3 to level out, to flatten out, to roll out, to level down.
    La apisonadora allana el terreno The steamroller levels out the land.
    4 to overcome.
    5 to calm down forcibly, to calm down.
    6 to search with a warrant.
    La policía allanó la casa The police searched the house with a warrant.
    * * *
    1 (aplanar) to level, flatten
    2 (dificultad etc) to smooth out, solve, resolve
    3 (pacificar) to pacify, subdue
    4 (entrar a la fuerza) to break into
    1 (nivelarse) to level out
    2 figurado (avenirse) to agree, comply (a, with)
    \
    allanar el terreno figurado to clear the way
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=nivelar) to level, level out, make even; (=alisar) to smooth, smooth down; (Mil) to raze (to the ground)
    2) [+ problema] to iron out
    3) (Jur) [+ casa] (=robar) to break into, burgle, burglarize (EEUU); esp LAm [policía] to raid
    4) [+ país] to pacify, subdue
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (AmL) autoridad/policía to raid
    b) (Esp, Méx) delincuente to break into
    2) < problemas> to solve, resolve; < obstáculo> to remove, overcome; < terreno> to level out

    allanar(le) el terreno a alguiento smooth the way o path for somebody

    2.
    allanarse v pron

    allanarse a algo — to agree to something, agree to accept something

    * * *
    = flatten, level.
    Ex. This article describes how the organisation has been flattened into one unit during the changeover from a manual system to an automated statewide library system.
    Ex. Academic librarians have seen their budgets levelled and shrinking and have witnessed serials prices spiralling out of control.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (AmL) autoridad/policía to raid
    b) (Esp, Méx) delincuente to break into
    2) < problemas> to solve, resolve; < obstáculo> to remove, overcome; < terreno> to level out

    allanar(le) el terreno a alguiento smooth the way o path for somebody

    2.
    allanarse v pron

    allanarse a algo — to agree to something, agree to accept something

    * * *
    = flatten, level.

    Ex: This article describes how the organisation has been flattened into one unit during the changeover from a manual system to an automated statewide library system.

    Ex: Academic librarians have seen their budgets levelled and shrinking and have witnessed serials prices spiralling out of control.

    * * *
    allanar [A1 ]
    vt
    A ‹casa/edificio›
    1 ( AmL) «autoridad/policía» to raid
    2 ( Esp) «delincuente» to break into
    B
    1 ‹problemas› to solve, resolve; ‹obstáculo› to remove, overcome
    un intento de allanar las diferencias entre ellos an attempt to resolve the differences between them
    2 ‹terreno› to level out
    allanarle el terreno a algn to smooth the way o path for sb
    allanarse A algo ‹a condiciones/exigencias› to agree TO sth, agree to accept sth ‹a la demanda› ( Der) to allow sth
    * * *

    allanar ( conjugate allanar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) (AmL) [autoridad/policía] to raid

    b) (Esp, Méx) [ delincuente] to break into

    2 problemas to solve, resolve;
    obstáculo to remove, overcome;
    terreno to level out;
    allanar(le) el terreno a algn to smooth the way o path for sb

    allanar verbo transitivo
    1 (nivelar un terreno) to level, flatten
    fig (quitar obstáculos) to smooth
    2 Jur to break into
    ' allanar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agreste
    - aplanar
    English:
    flatten
    - level
    - pave
    - smooth out
    - even
    - iron
    - raid
    - smooth
    * * *
    1. [terreno] to flatten, to level;
    Fig
    allanar el camino o [m5] terreno a alguien to smooth the way for sb
    2. [dificultad] to overcome;
    consiguieron allanar todas las diferencias they managed to sort out all their differences
    3. [irrumpir en] to break into;
    las tropas allanaron la ciudad the troops sacked the city
    4. Am [hacer una redada en] to raid
    * * *
    v/t
    1 ( alisar) smooth
    2 ( aplanar) level (out)
    3 obstáculos overcome
    * * *
    1) : to raid, to search
    2) : to resolve, to solve
    3) : to smooth, to level out

    Spanish-English dictionary > allanar

  • 6 arrasado

    adj.
    desolate, pillaged, harried.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: arrasar.
    * * *
    1→ link=arrasar arrasar
    1 (devastado) devastated, destroyed
    2 (allanado) levelled, smooth
    * * *
    Ex. The most devastated countries have seen almost no debt relief, and most of the bank's aid has come in the form of loans, not grants.
    ----
    * arrasado por la guerra = war-torn.
    * * *

    Ex: The most devastated countries have seen almost no debt relief, and most of the bank's aid has come in the form of loans, not grants.

    * arrasado por la guerra = war-torn.

    Spanish-English dictionary > arrasado

  • 7 aunque parezca raro

    = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough
    Ex. Strangely enough, despite the fact that he was buddies with Henry Kissinger at Harvard, he is registered as a member of the Democratic Party.
    Ex. Oddly enough, this failure turns into a success by preserving idealism from solipsism.
    Ex. Strange though it may seem, he wrote all but one before 1900.
    Ex. Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
    Ex. Although it may seem strange, this new trend is just as much a part of the expression of this era as the rebellions of yesteryear.
    Ex. Funnily enough, it's an accusation that can be levelled at many TV shows.
    * * *
    = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough

    Ex: Strangely enough, despite the fact that he was buddies with Henry Kissinger at Harvard, he is registered as a member of the Democratic Party.

    Ex: Oddly enough, this failure turns into a success by preserving idealism from solipsism.
    Ex: Strange though it may seem, he wrote all but one before 1900.
    Ex: Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
    Ex: Although it may seem strange, this new trend is just as much a part of the expression of this era as the rebellions of yesteryear.
    Ex: Funnily enough, it's an accusation that can be levelled at many TV shows.

    Spanish-English dictionary > aunque parezca raro

  • 8 camarilla

    f.
    1 clique.
    2 lobby.
    * * *
    1 clique
    2 PLÍTICA pressure group, lobby
    * * *
    SF
    1) [de presidente etc] entourage; pey clique, coterie
    2) [en organización] faction; [en partido] (party) caucus; [en cuerpo legislativo] lobby, pressure group
    3) (=cuarto) small room
    * * *
    femenino group; (pey) clique (pej); (de jefe, presidente) cronies (pl) (colloq & pej)
    * * *
    = clique, network, in-crowd.
    Ex. One of the criticisms levelled at this literary prize is that it is run by a metropolitan clique in which books are written, read and reviewed all by the same people.
    Ex. Some of the barriers faced by women seeking senior international appointments are: glass ceiling; trailing spouse; career vs. long term relationship and children; lack of mentors; tokenism; and exclusion from networks.
    Ex. She entered the ' in-crowd' when she was hired by a posh country club and befriended the charismatic leader of a clique of wealthy college students.
    * * *
    femenino group; (pey) clique (pej); (de jefe, presidente) cronies (pl) (colloq & pej)
    * * *
    = clique, network, in-crowd.

    Ex: One of the criticisms levelled at this literary prize is that it is run by a metropolitan clique in which books are written, read and reviewed all by the same people.

    Ex: Some of the barriers faced by women seeking senior international appointments are: glass ceiling; trailing spouse; career vs. long term relationship and children; lack of mentors; tokenism; and exclusion from networks.
    Ex: She entered the ' in-crowd' when she was hired by a posh country club and befriended the charismatic leader of a clique of wealthy college students.

    * * *
    group; ( pey) clique ( pej)
    el presidente y su camarilla the President and his cronies ( colloq pej)
    * * *

    camarilla sustantivo femenino clique
    ' camarilla' also found in these entries:
    English:
    clique
    * * *
    Pey clique, cabal;
    el ministro llegó acompañado de su camarilla the minister arrived with his hangers-on
    * * *
    f POL inner circle; fig
    clique
    * * *
    : political clique

    Spanish-English dictionary > camarilla

  • 9 caterva

    f.
    1 host, multitude.
    2 crowd, mob, throng.
    * * *
    1 peyorativo throng, crowd
    * * *
    SF throng, crowd

    venir en caterva — to come in a throng, come thronging

    * * *
    * * *
    = clique, crowd, throng of people.
    Ex. One of the criticisms levelled at this literary prize is that it is run by a metropolitan clique in which books are written, read and reviewed all by the same people.
    Ex. The second example specifies, 'far adj3 crowd', that the two words, 'far' and 'crowd', must appear within 3 words of one another.
    Ex. We were amazed at the throngs of people out and about that day, enjoying the unusually warm and sunny October afternoon.
    ----
    * caterva de gente = throng of people.
    * * *
    * * *
    = clique, crowd, throng of people.

    Ex: One of the criticisms levelled at this literary prize is that it is run by a metropolitan clique in which books are written, read and reviewed all by the same people.

    Ex: The second example specifies, 'far adj3 crowd', that the two words, 'far' and 'crowd', must appear within 3 words of one another.
    Ex: We were amazed at the throngs of people out and about that day, enjoying the unusually warm and sunny October afternoon.
    * caterva de gente = throng of people.

    * * *
    una caterva de imbéciles a bunch o pack of idiots ( colloq)
    tenemos una caterva de problemas we have loads of problems ( colloq)
    * * *

    caterva f pey (de objetos, trabajo) mass
    (personas) gang, horde
    * * *
    una caterva de vagos a shower of layabouts;
    una caterva de trastos inútiles a heap of useless junk
    * * *
    f load

    Spanish-English dictionary > caterva

  • 10 certamen literario

    m.
    literary contest.
    * * *
    (n.) = literary contest, book award, literary award, literary prize, book prize
    Ex. Pupils who successfully complete the course appear to be amongst the most active not only at school, but also in extra-mural events including literary contests.
    Ex. Children's book awards generally have little impact and it is hoped that this award will help to remedy the situation.
    Ex. This article discusses the effectiveness of literary awards as a means of promoting cultural diversity in Australia.
    Ex. One of the criticisms levelled at this literary prize is that it is run by a metropolitan clique in which books are written, read and reviewed all by the same people.
    Ex. This article likens book prizes to a contemporary form of patronage and emphasizes that the value of a prize ought to be assessed qualitatively and not quantitatively.
    * * *
    (n.) = literary contest, book award, literary award, literary prize, book prize

    Ex: Pupils who successfully complete the course appear to be amongst the most active not only at school, but also in extra-mural events including literary contests.

    Ex: Children's book awards generally have little impact and it is hoped that this award will help to remedy the situation.
    Ex: This article discusses the effectiveness of literary awards as a means of promoting cultural diversity in Australia.
    Ex: One of the criticisms levelled at this literary prize is that it is run by a metropolitan clique in which books are written, read and reviewed all by the same people.
    Ex: This article likens book prizes to a contemporary form of patronage and emphasizes that the value of a prize ought to be assessed qualitatively and not quantitatively.

    Spanish-English dictionary > certamen literario

  • 11 como ocurre en estos casos

    Ex. As is the way with these things there were two conflicting criticisms levelled at the joint code.
    * * *

    Ex: As is the way with these things there were two conflicting criticisms levelled at the joint code.

    Spanish-English dictionary > como ocurre en estos casos

  • 12 conciliábulo

    m.
    secret meeting, shady get-together.
    * * *
    1 secret meeting
    * * *
    SM secret meeting, secret discussion
    * * *
    masculino secret meeting/discussion
    * * *
    = clique.
    Ex. One of the criticisms levelled at this literary prize is that it is run by a metropolitan clique in which books are written, read and reviewed all by the same people.
    * * *
    masculino secret meeting/discussion
    * * *

    Ex: One of the criticisms levelled at this literary prize is that it is run by a metropolitan clique in which books are written, read and reviewed all by the same people.

    * * *
    secret meeting/discussion
    * * *
    [reunión secreta] secret meeting
    * * *
    m secret meeting

    Spanish-English dictionary > conciliábulo

  • 13 contradictorio

    adj.
    1 contradictory, contrary, contradictive, conflicting.
    2 contradictive, paradoxical, antinomic, antinomical.
    * * *
    1 contradictory
    * * *
    (f. - contradictoria)
    adj.
    * * *
    * * *
    - ria adjetivo contradictory
    * * *
    = conflicting, contradictory, contradicting, adversarial.
    Ex. As is the way with these things there were two conflicting criticisms levelled at the joint code.
    Ex. While this may sound like a contradictory and reactionary sort of chauvinism coming from an iconoclast, our people have got to come first.
    Ex. Again, the existence of contradicting policies simply dissipates the desired effect.
    Ex. The relationship between the author and editor is based on collaboration, but can also be adversarial at certain points.
    ----
    * contradictorio (con) = in conflict (with).
    * parecer contradictorio = appear + contradictory.
    * ser contradictorio de = run + contrary to.
    * * *
    - ria adjetivo contradictory
    * * *
    contradictorio (con)

    Ex: In this case all the works of a given author will be assembled on the shelf under his/her name as well, so it is not really in conflict and I think there is a misinterpretation.

    = conflicting, contradictory, contradicting, adversarial.

    Ex: As is the way with these things there were two conflicting criticisms levelled at the joint code.

    Ex: While this may sound like a contradictory and reactionary sort of chauvinism coming from an iconoclast, our people have got to come first.
    Ex: Again, the existence of contradicting policies simply dissipates the desired effect.
    Ex: The relationship between the author and editor is based on collaboration, but can also be adversarial at certain points.
    * contradictorio (con) = in conflict (with).
    * parecer contradictorio = appear + contradictory.
    * ser contradictorio de = run + contrary to.

    * * *
    ‹declaraciones/versiones› contradictory, conflicting; ‹persona› contradictory
    * * *

    contradictorio
    ◊ - ria adjetivo

    contradictory
    contradictorio,-a adjetivo contradictory

    ' contradictorio' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    contradictoria
    English:
    conflicting
    - contradictory
    - inconsistent
    - mixed
    * * *
    contradictorio, -a adj
    contradictory;
    ser contradictorio con algo to contradict sth, to be in contradiction with sth
    * * *
    adj contradictory
    * * *
    : contradictory

    Spanish-English dictionary > contradictorio

  • 14 criticar a

    (n.) = fulminate about, level + criticism at
    Ex. In his latest book Wilson Follett fulminates for two pages about librarians imposing these ridiculous distorted headings on the public.
    Ex. As is the way with these things there were two conflicting criticisms levelled at the joint code.
    * * *
    (n.) = fulminate about, level + criticism at

    Ex: In his latest book Wilson Follett fulminates for two pages about librarians imposing these ridiculous distorted headings on the public.

    Ex: As is the way with these things there were two conflicting criticisms levelled at the joint code.

    Spanish-English dictionary > criticar a

  • 15 crítica

    f.
    1 criticism, unfavorable commentary, unfavorable remark.
    2 critique, criticism, reviewal, review.
    3 criticizing, carping, rap, criticism.
    * * *
    1 (juicio, censura) criticism
    2 (prensa) review, write-up
    \
    hacer críticas to criticize
    ser dado,-a a las críticas to be very critical
    tener buena crítica to get good reviews
    crítica teatral theatre (US theater) column
    * * *
    1. f., (m. - crítico) 2. noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=censura) criticism

    recibir duras críticas — to be severely criticized, come in for severe criticism

    lanzó duras críticas contra el Gobierno — he levelled fierce criticism at the Government, he launched a fierce attack on the Government

    2) [en periódico, revista] review; (=ensayo, libro) critique
    3)

    la crítica(=los críticos) the critics pl

    4) (=actividad) criticism; (=chismes) gossip
    crítico
    * * *
    1) (ataque, censura) criticism

    ha sido objeto de numerosas críticasshe has come in for o been the object of a lot of criticism

    2) (Art, Espec, Lit)
    a) ( reseña) review; ( ensayo) critique
    b)

    la crítica — ( los críticos) the critics (pl)

    c) ( actividad) criticism
    * * *
    = attack, criticism, critique, review, censure, reproach, rap, stricture, reproof, flak [flack], castigation, sniping, reproval, write-up.
    Ex. The incentive to make library services more relevant to the community became increasingly urgent from the mid-seventies as the attacks on local government finance gathered momentum.
    Ex. The main criticism of the notation that has been voiced in that the notation for more specific subjects can be extremely long.
    Ex. Of particular note is his classic monograph 'Prejudices and Antipathies', published by Scarecrow Press, a critique of LC entry and subject heading practices.
    Ex. The review is supported by a complete list of LIPs completed or in progess at Aug 88, followed by references to their reports.
    Ex. The author also outlines a system for microfilming and destroying documents to escape judicial censure.
    Ex. A standing reproach to all librarians is the non-user.
    Ex. The article 'Why do academic libraries get such a bad rap?' considers the reasons why the roles of librarians and libraries in academic institutions should be so poorly understood.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Political and administrative strictures on the National Libraries Authority proposal'.
    Ex. Reproof should have a debilitating effect upon performance while praise should result in a somewhat higher increase in performance.
    Ex. This is the latest news organization to get flak for banning unapproved links to its Web site.
    Ex. This unremitting castigation of the Nazi masks both the historical complicity of the United States with Nazi crimes and our own racist and genocidal histories.
    Ex. Some folks in the commercial world enjoy all the internal get-ahead mutual sniping and jealous backbiting and ambitious politicking that goes on in it.
    Ex. He received a two-year suspension for violating the conditions of a public reproval and being convicted of two drunk driving.
    Ex. If you read some of their write-ups, you can be sure that their endgame is to give a part of this country to Tamils.
    ----
    * crítica cinematográfica = film review, cinematic criticism, film criticism.
    * crítica constante = nagging.
    * crítica constructiva = constructive criticism.
    * crítica de cine = film review.
    * crítica de música = music review.
    * crítica de película = film review.
    * crítica feroz = hatchet job.
    * crítica literaria = literary review, literary criticism.
    * crítica mordaz = hatchet job.
    * crítica muy favorable = rave review.
    * críticas = backbiting.
    * crítica social = social commentary.
    * desbaratar las críticas = disarm + criticism.
    * dirigir una crítica hacia = level + criticism at.
    * hacer crítica = find + fault with.
    * hacer una crítica = formulate + criticism, offer + criticism, air + criticism, critique, raise + criticism.
    * hacer un crítica a = level + criticism at.
    * invalidar las críticas = disarm + criticism.
    * levantar crítica = arouse + criticism, raise + criticism.
    * por encima de toda crítica = beyond reproach, above reproach.
    * realizar una crítica = raise + criticism.
    * recibir críticas muy favorables = receive + rave reviews.
    * recibir duras críticas = take + a pounding, take + a beating.
    * ser digno de crítica = merit + a critical eye.
    * ser el blanco de las críticas = come under + fire.
    * ser objeto de crítica = attract + criticism, come in + for criticism, be under criticism, be subjected to + criticism, be (the) subject of/to criticism, take + heat.
    * silenciar las críticas = silence + criticism.
    * suscitar crítica = arouse + criticism, raise + criticism.
    * * *
    1) (ataque, censura) criticism

    ha sido objeto de numerosas críticasshe has come in for o been the object of a lot of criticism

    2) (Art, Espec, Lit)
    a) ( reseña) review; ( ensayo) critique
    b)

    la crítica — ( los críticos) the critics (pl)

    c) ( actividad) criticism
    * * *
    = attack, criticism, critique, review, censure, reproach, rap, stricture, reproof, flak [flack], castigation, sniping, reproval, write-up.

    Ex: The incentive to make library services more relevant to the community became increasingly urgent from the mid-seventies as the attacks on local government finance gathered momentum.

    Ex: The main criticism of the notation that has been voiced in that the notation for more specific subjects can be extremely long.
    Ex: Of particular note is his classic monograph 'Prejudices and Antipathies', published by Scarecrow Press, a critique of LC entry and subject heading practices.
    Ex: The review is supported by a complete list of LIPs completed or in progess at Aug 88, followed by references to their reports.
    Ex: The author also outlines a system for microfilming and destroying documents to escape judicial censure.
    Ex: A standing reproach to all librarians is the non-user.
    Ex: The article 'Why do academic libraries get such a bad rap?' considers the reasons why the roles of librarians and libraries in academic institutions should be so poorly understood.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Political and administrative strictures on the National Libraries Authority proposal'.
    Ex: Reproof should have a debilitating effect upon performance while praise should result in a somewhat higher increase in performance.
    Ex: This is the latest news organization to get flak for banning unapproved links to its Web site.
    Ex: This unremitting castigation of the Nazi masks both the historical complicity of the United States with Nazi crimes and our own racist and genocidal histories.
    Ex: Some folks in the commercial world enjoy all the internal get-ahead mutual sniping and jealous backbiting and ambitious politicking that goes on in it.
    Ex: He received a two-year suspension for violating the conditions of a public reproval and being convicted of two drunk driving.
    Ex: If you read some of their write-ups, you can be sure that their endgame is to give a part of this country to Tamils.
    * crítica cinematográfica = film review, cinematic criticism, film criticism.
    * crítica constante = nagging.
    * crítica constructiva = constructive criticism.
    * crítica de cine = film review.
    * crítica de música = music review.
    * crítica de película = film review.
    * crítica feroz = hatchet job.
    * crítica literaria = literary review, literary criticism.
    * crítica mordaz = hatchet job.
    * crítica muy favorable = rave review.
    * críticas = backbiting.
    * crítica social = social commentary.
    * desbaratar las críticas = disarm + criticism.
    * dirigir una crítica hacia = level + criticism at.
    * hacer crítica = find + fault with.
    * hacer una crítica = formulate + criticism, offer + criticism, air + criticism, critique, raise + criticism.
    * hacer un crítica a = level + criticism at.
    * invalidar las críticas = disarm + criticism.
    * levantar crítica = arouse + criticism, raise + criticism.
    * por encima de toda crítica = beyond reproach, above reproach.
    * realizar una crítica = raise + criticism.
    * recibir críticas muy favorables = receive + rave reviews.
    * recibir duras críticas = take + a pounding, take + a beating.
    * ser digno de crítica = merit + a critical eye.
    * ser el blanco de las críticas = come under + fire.
    * ser objeto de crítica = attract + criticism, come in + for criticism, be under criticism, be subjected to + criticism, be (the) subject of/to criticism, take + heat.
    * silenciar las críticas = silence + criticism.
    * suscitar crítica = arouse + criticism, raise + criticism.

    * * *
    A
    (ataque): ha sido recientemente objeto de numerosas críticas she has come in for o been the object of a lot of criticism recently
    dirigió duras críticas contra el obispo he launched a fierce attack on o leveled fierce criticism at the bishop, he strongly attacked the bishop
    B ( Art, Espec, Lit)
    1 (reseña) review; (ensayo) critique
    la película ha recibido muy buenas críticas the movie has had very good reviews o ( colloq) write-ups
    2
    la crítica (los críticos) the critics (pl)
    su obra ha recibido los elogios de la crítica internacional her work has been well received by critics worldwide
    3 (actividad) criticism
    Compuesto:
    literary criticism
    * * *

     

    Del verbo criticar: ( conjugate criticar)

    critica es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    criticar    
    crítica
    criticar ( conjugate criticar) verbo transitivo

    b) (Art, Espec, Lit) ‹libro/película to review

    verbo intransitivo
    to gossip, backbite
    crítica sustantivo femenino
    a) (ataque, censura) criticism;



    ( ensayo) critique;

    la crítica ( los críticos) the critics (pl);
    crítica literaria literary criticism
    criticar
    I verbo transitivo to criticize
    II verbo intransitivo (murmurar) to gossip
    crítico,-a
    I adjetivo critical
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino critic
    crítica sustantivo femenino
    1 (censura) criticism
    2 Prensa review: esta película tiene muy mala crítica, this film has got very bad reviews
    3 (los críticos profesionales) critics
    ' crítica' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ámbito
    - delgada
    - delgado
    - denuncia
    - denunciar
    - feroz
    - radical
    - severa
    - severo
    - trance
    - bueno
    - demoledor
    - despiadado
    - hacer
    - inoportuno
    - lanzar
    - mordaz
    - murmurar
    - pecho
    English:
    acclaim
    - accurate
    - book review
    - butt
    - chorus
    - criticism
    - damning
    - faultfinding
    - impervious
    - implicit
    - indictment
    - mild
    - open
    - pass
    - rave
    - reflection
    - review
    - sensitive
    - temper
    - uncalled-for
    - unfair
    - unfavorable
    - unfavourable
    - veiled
    - critically
    - touch
    - write
    * * *
    1. [juicio, análisis] review;
    esa novela ha recibido muy buenas críticas that novel has had very good reviews
    crítica cinematográfica film o movie criticism;
    crítica literaria literary criticism
    2. [conjunto de críticos]
    la crítica the critics
    3. [ataque] criticism;
    le han llovido muchas críticas he has received a barrage of criticism;
    lanzó duras críticas contra el proyecto she severely criticized the project
    * * *
    f criticism;
    muchas críticas a lot of criticism
    I adj critical
    II m, crítica f critic
    * * *
    1) : criticism
    2) : review, critique
    * * *
    1. (juicio, censura) criticism
    2. (reseña) review
    3. (críticos) critics

    Spanish-English dictionary > crítica

  • 16 círculo cerrado de gente

    (n.) = clique
    Ex. One of the criticisms levelled at this literary prize is that it is run by a metropolitan clique in which books are written, read and reviewed all by the same people.
    * * *
    (n.) = clique

    Ex: One of the criticisms levelled at this literary prize is that it is run by a metropolitan clique in which books are written, read and reviewed all by the same people.

    Spanish-English dictionary > círculo cerrado de gente

  • 17 dirigir

    v.
    1 to steer (conducir) (coche, barco).
    2 to manage (llevar) (empresa, hotel, hospital).
    dirige mi tesis, me dirige la tesis he's supervising my thesis, he's my PhD supervisor
    3 to direct.
    Ella dirigió el caso She directed the case.
    Ella dirige al equipo She directs the team.
    4 to address (carta, paquete).
    5 to guide (guiar) (person).
    6 to point, to range.
    Ellos dirigen al misil They point the missile.
    7 to drive, to steer, to pilot, to head.
    Ella dirige el avión She drives the plane.
    8 to conduct.
    Ella dirige la orquesta She conducts the orchestra.
    * * *
    (g changes to j before a and o)
    Present Indicative
    dirijo, diriges, dirige, dirigimos, dirigís, dirigen.
    Present Subjunctive
    Imperative
    dirige (tú), dirija (él/Vd.), dirijamos (nos.), dirigid (vos.), dirijan (ellos/Vds.).
    * * *
    verb
    1) to direct, lead
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=orientar) [+ persona] to direct; [+ asunto] to advise, guide

    lo dirigió con ayuda de un mapashe showed him the way o directed him with the help of a map

    ¿por qué no vas tú delante y nos diriges? — why don't you go first and lead the way?

    palabra 2)
    2) (=apuntar) [+ arma, telescopio] to aim, point (a, hacia at)
    [+ manguera] to turn (a, hacia on) point (a, hacia at)

    dirigió los focos al escenariohe pointed o directed the lights towards the stage

    3) (=destinar)
    a) [+ carta, comentario, pregunta] to address (a to)
    b) [+ libro, programa, producto] to aim (a at)
    c) [+ acusación, críticas] to make (a, contra against)
    level (a, contra at, against) [+ ataques] to make (a, contra against)

    dirigieron graves acusaciones contra el ministro — serious accusations were made against the minister, serious accusations were levelled at o against the minister

    le dirigieron fuertes críticas — he was strongly criticized, he came in for some strong criticism

    d) [+ esfuerzos] to direct (a, hacia to, towards)
    4) (=controlar) [+ empresa, hospital, centro de enseñanza] to run; [+ periódico, revista] to edit, run; [+ expedición, país, sublevación] to lead; [+ maniobra, operación, investigación] to direct, be in charge of; [+ debate] to chair; [+ proceso judicial] to preside over; [+ tesis] to supervise; [+ juego, partido] to referee

    dirigió mal las negociaciones — he handled the negotiations badly, he mismanaged the negotiations

    cotarro 1)
    5) (Cine, Teat) to direct
    6) (Mús) [+ orquesta, concierto] to conduct; [+ coro] to lead

    ¿quién dirigirá el coro? — who will be the choirmaster?, who will lead the choir?

    7) (=conducir) [+ coche] to drive; [+ barco] to steer; [+ caballo] to lead

    dirigió su coche hacia la izquierdahe steered o drove his car towards the left

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) < empresa> to manage, run; <periódico/revista> to run, edit; <investigación/tesis> to supervise; < debate> to lead, chair

    dirigir el tráficoto direct o control the traffic

    b) <obra/película> to direct
    c) < orquesta> to conduct
    2)
    a)

    dirigir algo a alguien<mensaje/carta> to address something to somebody; < críticas> to direct something to somebody

    b)

    dirigir algo hacia or a algo/alguien — < telescopio> to point something toward(s) something/somebody; < pistola> to point something toward(s) something/somebody

    dirigir la mirada hacia or a algo/alguien — to look at something/somebody

    3) ( encaminar)

    dirigir algo a + inf — < esfuerzos> to channel something into -ing; <energía/atención> to direct something toward(s) -ing

    2.
    dirigirse v pron
    2)

    dirigirse a alguien — ( oralmente) to speak o talk to somebody; ( por escrito) to write to somebody

    me dirijo a Vd. para solicitarle... — (Corresp) I am writing to request...

    * * *
    = address, channel, direct, gear (to/toward(s)/for), lead, man, pitch, route, run, steer, head, signpost, give + direction, angle, rule over, lend + direction, shepherd, choreograph, key + Nombre + to.
    Ex. More can be assumed in instructions addressed to the experienced information searcher than in instructions for the novice.
    Ex. Users make suggestions for modifications and these are then channelled through a series of committees.
    Ex. This statement directs the user to adopt a number more specific terms in preference to the general term.
    Ex. Most of the main subject headings lists are geared to the alphabetical subject approach found in dictionary catalogues.
    Ex. A book index is an alphabetically arranged list of words or terms leading the reader to the numbers of pages on which specific topics are considered, or on which specific names appear.
    Ex. The responsibility for manning the one telephone left at the disposal of a residue of callers fell to a single officer who had other duties to carry out to justify his keep.
    Ex. Thus pitching instructions at the right level can be difficult.
    Ex. Requests which cannot be filled by local or regional libraries are automatically routed by the system to NLM as the library of last resort.
    Ex. The service is run by Radio-Suisse and can be accessed via de PSS.
    Ex. They decided that they had to set up information and referral services to steer people to the correct agency.
    Ex. A stickler for details, sometimes to the point of compulsion, Edmonds was deemed a fortuitous choice to head the monumental reorganization process.
    Ex. There is a need for a firststop organization that could signpost the public through the maze of government agencies and social welfare organizations.
    Ex. To give direction to these physical resources, there are objectives for the project and a framework timetable.
    Ex. This publication seems to find particular favour in law firms, possibly because of its currency and the way it is angled towards the commercial world.
    Ex. From the impressive library of his mansion home on Beacon Hill, Ticknor ruled over Boston's intellectual life and was looked to as the leading arbiter of intellectual and social life in that great city.
    Ex. Policies are guidelines that lend direction to planning and decision-making.
    Ex. He showed the ability of a single mind to shepherd cultural ventures.
    Ex. Response to reading room theft should be carefully choreographed but decisive.
    Ex. The case study found that children do have the ability to use a classification scheme that is keyed to their developmental level.
    ----
    * dirigir el cotarro = call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost.
    * dirigir el esfuerzo = direct + effort, direct + energy.
    * dirigir información a = direct + information towards.
    * dirigir interpretación musical = conduct.
    * dirigir la atención = put + focus.
    * dirigir la atención a = turn to, direct + Posesivo + attention to(ward).
    * dirigir la mirada hacia = look toward(s).
    * dirigir la palabra = be civil towards.
    * dirigir los intereses de uno = break into.
    * dirigir + Posesivo + atención = turn + Posesivo + attention, turn + Posesivo + thoughts.
    * dirigir + Posesivo + atención a un problema = turn + Posesivo + attention to problem.
    * dirigir + Posesivo + mirada = turn + Posesivo + thoughts.
    * dirigirse = be headed, head, head out.
    * dirigirse a = aim at, check with, turn over to, turn to, make + Posesivo + way to, set off to, turn to, head for, reach out to, head off for/to.
    * dirigirse a Alguien = approach + Alguien.
    * dirigirse amenazadoramente hacia = bear down on.
    * dirigirse a toda prisa hacia = make + haste towards.
    * dirigirse en multitud = beat + the path to.
    * dirigirse hacia = be on + Posesivo + way to, start toward, move toward(s), be heading towards, head for, turn into.
    * dirigirse hacia + Dirección = push + Dirección.
    * dirigirse hacia el oeste = push + westward(s).
    * dirigirse la palabra = on speaking terms.
    * dirigirse rápidamente hacia = make + haste towards.
    * dirigir una crítica hacia = level + criticism at.
    * dirigir una tesis = supervise + dissertation, supervise + thesis.
    * dirigir un servicio = run + service.
    * lectura no dirigida = undirected reading.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) < empresa> to manage, run; <periódico/revista> to run, edit; <investigación/tesis> to supervise; < debate> to lead, chair

    dirigir el tráficoto direct o control the traffic

    b) <obra/película> to direct
    c) < orquesta> to conduct
    2)
    a)

    dirigir algo a alguien<mensaje/carta> to address something to somebody; < críticas> to direct something to somebody

    b)

    dirigir algo hacia or a algo/alguien — < telescopio> to point something toward(s) something/somebody; < pistola> to point something toward(s) something/somebody

    dirigir la mirada hacia or a algo/alguien — to look at something/somebody

    3) ( encaminar)

    dirigir algo a + inf — < esfuerzos> to channel something into -ing; <energía/atención> to direct something toward(s) -ing

    2.
    dirigirse v pron
    2)

    dirigirse a alguien — ( oralmente) to speak o talk to somebody; ( por escrito) to write to somebody

    me dirijo a Vd. para solicitarle... — (Corresp) I am writing to request...

    * * *
    = address, channel, direct, gear (to/toward(s)/for), lead, man, pitch, route, run, steer, head, signpost, give + direction, angle, rule over, lend + direction, shepherd, choreograph, key + Nombre + to.

    Ex: More can be assumed in instructions addressed to the experienced information searcher than in instructions for the novice.

    Ex: Users make suggestions for modifications and these are then channelled through a series of committees.
    Ex: This statement directs the user to adopt a number more specific terms in preference to the general term.
    Ex: Most of the main subject headings lists are geared to the alphabetical subject approach found in dictionary catalogues.
    Ex: A book index is an alphabetically arranged list of words or terms leading the reader to the numbers of pages on which specific topics are considered, or on which specific names appear.
    Ex: The responsibility for manning the one telephone left at the disposal of a residue of callers fell to a single officer who had other duties to carry out to justify his keep.
    Ex: Thus pitching instructions at the right level can be difficult.
    Ex: Requests which cannot be filled by local or regional libraries are automatically routed by the system to NLM as the library of last resort.
    Ex: The service is run by Radio-Suisse and can be accessed via de PSS.
    Ex: They decided that they had to set up information and referral services to steer people to the correct agency.
    Ex: A stickler for details, sometimes to the point of compulsion, Edmonds was deemed a fortuitous choice to head the monumental reorganization process.
    Ex: There is a need for a firststop organization that could signpost the public through the maze of government agencies and social welfare organizations.
    Ex: To give direction to these physical resources, there are objectives for the project and a framework timetable.
    Ex: This publication seems to find particular favour in law firms, possibly because of its currency and the way it is angled towards the commercial world.
    Ex: From the impressive library of his mansion home on Beacon Hill, Ticknor ruled over Boston's intellectual life and was looked to as the leading arbiter of intellectual and social life in that great city.
    Ex: Policies are guidelines that lend direction to planning and decision-making.
    Ex: He showed the ability of a single mind to shepherd cultural ventures.
    Ex: Response to reading room theft should be carefully choreographed but decisive.
    Ex: The case study found that children do have the ability to use a classification scheme that is keyed to their developmental level.
    * dirigir el cotarro = call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost.
    * dirigir el esfuerzo = direct + effort, direct + energy.
    * dirigir información a = direct + information towards.
    * dirigir interpretación musical = conduct.
    * dirigir la atención = put + focus.
    * dirigir la atención a = turn to, direct + Posesivo + attention to(ward).
    * dirigir la mirada hacia = look toward(s).
    * dirigir la palabra = be civil towards.
    * dirigir los intereses de uno = break into.
    * dirigir + Posesivo + atención = turn + Posesivo + attention, turn + Posesivo + thoughts.
    * dirigir + Posesivo + atención a un problema = turn + Posesivo + attention to problem.
    * dirigir + Posesivo + mirada = turn + Posesivo + thoughts.
    * dirigirse = be headed, head, head out.
    * dirigirse a = aim at, check with, turn over to, turn to, make + Posesivo + way to, set off to, turn to, head for, reach out to, head off for/to.
    * dirigirse a Alguien = approach + Alguien.
    * dirigirse amenazadoramente hacia = bear down on.
    * dirigirse a toda prisa hacia = make + haste towards.
    * dirigirse en multitud = beat + the path to.
    * dirigirse hacia = be on + Posesivo + way to, start toward, move toward(s), be heading towards, head for, turn into.
    * dirigirse hacia + Dirección = push + Dirección.
    * dirigirse hacia el oeste = push + westward(s).
    * dirigirse la palabra = on speaking terms.
    * dirigirse rápidamente hacia = make + haste towards.
    * dirigir una crítica hacia = level + criticism at.
    * dirigir una tesis = supervise + dissertation, supervise + thesis.
    * dirigir un servicio = run + service.
    * lectura no dirigida = undirected reading.

    * * *
    dirigir [I7 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹empresa› to manage, run; ‹periódico/revista› to run, edit; ‹investigación/tesis› to supervise; ‹debate› to lead, chair
    dirigió la operación de rescate he led o directed the rescue operation
    dirigir el tráfico to direct o control the traffic
    2 ‹obra/película› to direct
    3 ‹orquesta› to conduct
    B
    1 ‹mensaje/carta› dirigir algo A algn to address sth TO sb
    esta noche el presidente dirigirá un mensaje a la nación the president will address the nation tonight
    la carta venía dirigida a mí the letter was addressed to me
    dirigió unas palabras de bienvenida a los congresistas he addressed a few words of welcome to the delegates
    las críticas iban dirigidas a los organizadores the criticisms were directed at the organizers
    el folleto va dirigido a padres y educadores the booklet is aimed at parents and teachers
    la pregunta iba dirigida a usted the question was meant for you, I asked you the question
    no me dirigió la palabra he didn't say a word to me
    2 ‹mirada/pasos/telescopio›
    dirigió la mirada hacia el horizonte he looked toward(s) the horizon, he turned his eyes o his gaze toward(s) the horizon
    le dirigió una mirada de reproche she looked at him reproachfully, she gave him a reproachful look
    dirigió sus pasos hacia la esquina he walked toward(s) the corner
    dirigió el telescopio hacia la luna he pointed the telescope toward(s) the moon
    C (encaminar) ‹esfuerzos/acciones› dirigir algo A + INF:
    acciones dirigidas a aliviar el problema measures aimed at alleviating o measures designed to alleviate the problem
    dirigiremos todos nuestros esfuerzos a lograr un acuerdo we shall channel all our efforts into o direct all our efforts toward(s) reaching an agreement
    A
    (ir): nos dirigíamos al aeropuerto we were heading for o we were going to o we were on our way to the airport
    se dirigió a su despacho con paso decidido he strode purposefully toward(s) his office
    se dirigían hacia la frontera they were making o heading for the border
    el buque se dirigía hacia la costa the ship was heading for o toward(s) the coast
    B dirigirse A algn (oralmente) to speak o talk TO sb, address sb ( frml) (por escrito) to write TO sb
    ¿se dirige a mí? are you talking o speaking to me?
    me dirijo a Vd. para solicitarle … ( Corresp) I am writing to request …
    para más información diríjase a … for more information please write to o contact …
    * * *

     

    dirigir ( conjugate dirigir) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) empresa to manage, run;

    periódico/revista to run, edit;
    investigación/tesis to supervise;
    debate to lead, chair;
    tráfico to direct
    b)obra/película to direct;

    orquesta to conduct
    2
    a) dirigir algo a algn ‹mensaje/carta› to address sth to sb;

    críticas› to direct sth to sb;

    no me dirigió la palabra he didn't say a word to me
    b) dirigir algo hacia or a algo/algn ‹ telescopio› to point sth toward(s) sth/sb;

    pistola› to point sth toward(s) sth/sb;
    dirigir la mirada hacia or a algo/algn to look at sth/sb;

    3 ( encaminar) dirigir algo a hacer algo ‹ esfuerzos› to channel sth into doing sth;
    energía/atención› to direct sth toward(s) doing sth
    dirigirse verbo pronominal
    1 ( encaminarse): dirigirse hacia algo to head for sth
    2 dirigirse a algn ( oralmente) to speak o talk to sb;
    ( por escrito) to write to sb
    dirigir verbo transitivo
    1 (estar al mando de) to direct
    (una empresa) to manage
    (un negocio, una escuela) to run
    (un sindicato, partido) to lead
    (un periódico) to edit
    2 (una orquesta) to conduct
    (una película) to direct
    3 (hacer llegar unas palabras, un escrito) to address
    (una mirada) to give
    4 (encaminar, poner en una dirección) to direct, steer: dirigió el coche hacia la salida, he drove his car to the exit
    dirigió la mirada hacia la caja fuerte, she looked towards the strongbox
    dirigió sus pasos hacia el bosque, he made his way towards the wood
    ' dirigir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cruzar
    - derivar
    - destinar
    - enchufar
    - enfilar
    - mandar
    - manejar
    - manipular
    - orquestar
    - palabra
    - conducir
    English:
    address
    - aim
    - bend
    - conduct
    - control
    - direct
    - guide
    - lead
    - level
    - manage
    - mastermind
    - operate
    - pitch
    - run
    - shine
    - spearhead
    - steer
    - turn
    - edit
    - head
    - produce
    - target
    * * *
    vt
    1. [conducir] [coche, barco] to steer;
    [avión] to pilot;
    el canal dirige el agua hacia el interior de la región the canal channels the water towards the interior of the region
    2. [estar al cargo de] [empresa, hotel, hospital] to manage;
    [colegio, cárcel, periódico] to run; [partido, revuelta] to lead; [expedición] to head, to lead; [investigación] to supervise;
    dirige mi tesis, me dirige la tesis he's supervising my thesis, he's my PhD supervisor o US advisor
    3. [película, obra de teatro] to direct;
    [orquesta] to conduct
    4. [apuntar]
    dirigió la mirada hacia la puerta he looked towards the door;
    dirige el telescopio al norte point the telescope towards the north;
    dirigió sus acusaciones a las autoridades her accusations were aimed at the authorities
    5. [dedicar, encaminar]
    nos dirigían miradas de lástima they were giving us pitying looks, they were looking at us pityingly;
    dirigir unas palabras a alguien to speak to sb, to address sb;
    dirige sus esfuerzos a incrementar los beneficios she is directing her efforts towards increasing profits, her efforts are aimed at increasing profits;
    dirigen su iniciativa a conseguir la liberación del secuestrado the aim of their initiative is to secure the release of the prisoner;
    dirigió sus pasos hacia la casa he headed towards the house;
    no me dirigen la palabra they don't speak to me;
    un programa dirigido a los amantes de la música clásica a programme (intended) for lovers of classical music;
    consejos dirigidos a los jóvenes advice aimed at the young
    6. [carta, paquete] to address
    7. [guiar] [persona] to guide
    * * *
    v/t
    1 TEA, película direct; MÚS conduct
    2 COM manage, run
    3
    :
    dirigir una carta a address a letter to;
    dirigir una pregunta a direct a question to
    4 ( conducir) lead
    * * *
    dirigir {35} vt
    1) : to direct, to lead
    2) : to address
    3) : to aim, to point
    4) : to conduct (music)
    * * *
    1. (película, tráfico) to direct
    James Cameron dirigió "Titanic" James Cameron directed "Titanic"
    2. (empresa, equipo) to manage
    ¿quién dirige la selección española? who manages the Spanish national team?
    3. (negocio, organización, sistema) to run [pt. ran; pp. run]
    4. (expedición, investigación, partido) to lead [pt. & pp. led]
    5. (libro, medida) to aim / to direct
    6. (carta, palabras) to address
    7. (orquesta) to conduct

    Spanish-English dictionary > dirigir

  • 18 dirigir una crítica hacia

    (n.) = level + criticism at
    Ex. As is the way with these things there were two conflicting criticisms levelled at the joint code.
    * * *
    (n.) = level + criticism at

    Ex: As is the way with these things there were two conflicting criticisms levelled at the joint code.

    Spanish-English dictionary > dirigir una crítica hacia

  • 19 emparejar

    v.
    2 to make level.
    3 to make even, to equalize, to even, to even out.
    4 to form a pair, to match.
    * * *
    1 (cosas) to put into pairs, match; (personas) to pair off
    2 (nivelar) to make level; (comparar) to put on a par ( con, with)
    3 (cuadrar) to match ( con, with)
    1 (ser parejo) to be even ( con, with)
    2 (alcanzar) to catch up ( con, with)
    1 (personas) to pair up, pair off
    2 (alcanzar nivel) to catch up
    * * *
    verb
    1) to pair, match
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ dos cosas, dos personas] to pair, match
    2) (=nivelar) to level, make level
    2. VI
    1) (=alcanzar) to catch up ( con with)
    2) (=nivelarse) to be even ( con with)
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) < personas> to pair... off; <calcetines/zapatos> to pair up
    2) ( nivelar) < pelo> to make... even; < dobladillo> to even up; <pared/suelo> to level, make... level; <montones/pilas> to make... the same height, make... level
    2. 3.
    emparejarse v pron
    a) ( formar parejas) to pair off
    b) ( nivelarse) to level off, even up
    * * *
    = match, level, pair, couple, conjoin, pair up, pair off.
    Ex. A fundamental theoretical rule of subject indexing is that each heading should be co-extensive with the subject of the document, that is, the label and the information or documents found under that label should match.
    Ex. Academic librarians have seen their budgets levelled and shrinking and have witnessed serials prices spiralling out of control.
    Ex. The movie rudicule the Hollywood convention of pairing decrepit male actors with starlets young enough to be their granddaughters.
    Ex. The author describes a model for coupling hypertext and a knowledge based system.
    Ex. The grotesque is an effect achieved by conjoining disparate framents which do not realistically belong together.
    Ex. Researchers have found that protons are about 20 times more likely to pair up with neutrons than with other protons in the nucleus.
    Ex. Being single when all your friends are pairing off can be difficult.
    ----
    * emparejarse = mate, interbreed, pair up.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) < personas> to pair... off; <calcetines/zapatos> to pair up
    2) ( nivelar) < pelo> to make... even; < dobladillo> to even up; <pared/suelo> to level, make... level; <montones/pilas> to make... the same height, make... level
    2. 3.
    emparejarse v pron
    a) ( formar parejas) to pair off
    b) ( nivelarse) to level off, even up
    * * *
    = match, level, pair, couple, conjoin, pair up, pair off.

    Ex: A fundamental theoretical rule of subject indexing is that each heading should be co-extensive with the subject of the document, that is, the label and the information or documents found under that label should match.

    Ex: Academic librarians have seen their budgets levelled and shrinking and have witnessed serials prices spiralling out of control.
    Ex: The movie rudicule the Hollywood convention of pairing decrepit male actors with starlets young enough to be their granddaughters.
    Ex: The author describes a model for coupling hypertext and a knowledge based system.
    Ex: The grotesque is an effect achieved by conjoining disparate framents which do not realistically belong together.
    Ex: Researchers have found that protons are about 20 times more likely to pair up with neutrons than with other protons in the nucleus.
    Ex: Being single when all your friends are pairing off can be difficult.
    * emparejarse = mate, interbreed, pair up.

    * * *
    emparejar [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹personas› to pair … off
    2 ‹cosas›
    hay que emparejar los calcetines the socks have to be paired up o put into pairs
    emparejó las dos piezas she matched up the two parts
    B (nivelar) ‹pelo› to make … even, cut … to the same length; ‹dobladillo› to even up; ‹pared/suelo› to level, make … level; ‹montones/pilas› to make … the same height, make … level emparejar algo CON algo:
    empareja este lado con el otro even o level this side up with the other, make this side level with the other
    ■ emparejar
    vi
    emparejar CON algn to catch up WITH sb
    1 (formar parejas) to pair off
    llegaron emparejados al baile they came to the dance as a couple
    2 (nivelarse) to level off, even up
    * * *

    emparejar ( conjugate emparejar) verbo transitivo
    1 personasto pair … off;
    calcetines/zapatos to pair up
    2 ( nivelar) ‹ peloto make … even;
    dobladillo to even up;
    pared/suelo to level, make … level;
    montones/pilasto make … the same height
    emparejarse verbo pronominal


    emparejar verbo transitivo
    1 (hacer pares iguales) to match
    emparejar calcetines, to match socks
    2 (personas) to pair off
    ' emparejar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    match
    - match up
    - mismatch
    - pair off
    * * *
    vt
    1. [juntar en pareja] [personas] to pair off;
    [zapatos, calcetines] to match (up)
    2. [nivelar] to make level;
    hay que emparejar los bajos del pantalón the Br turn-ups o US cuffs on the trousers have to be made the same length
    vi
    to be a match
    * * *
    v/t personas pair off; calcetines match up
    * * *
    1) : to pair, to match up
    2) : to make even
    : to catch up

    Spanish-English dictionary > emparejar

  • 20 empatar

    v.
    1 to draw.
    empatar a cero to draw nil-nil
    empatar a dos/tres (goles) to draw two/three all
    2 to even the score, to draw level, to make draw, to make even.
    3 to equal, to match.
    * * *
    1 (acabar igualados) to tie, draw; (igualar) to equalize
    * * *
    verb
    to draw, tie
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (Dep)
    2) LAm (=conectar) to connect
    3) Caribe (=acosar) to bother, harass
    4) Cono Sur [+ tiempo] to waste
    2. VI
    1) (Dep) [en partido] to draw, tie (EEUU); [en carreras] to tie, have a dead heat
    2) [en votación] to tie
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) ( durante un partido) to draw level, equalize; ( como resultado) to tie, draw (BrE)

    empataron a dosthey tied two-two (AmE), it was a two-all draw (BrE)

    estamos or vamos empatados — we're equal o level at the moment

    b) ( en una votación) to tie
    2) (Col, Ven) listones/piezas to fit together
    2.
    a) (Ven) ( amarrar) to tie o join... together
    b) (Col, Per, Ven) < cables> to connect; < tubos> to join, connect
    3.
    empatarse v pron
    1) (Ven) ( unirse) calles/líneas to join, meet (up); huesos to knit together
    2) (Ven fam) personas to get together (colloq), to start going out together

    empatársele a alguien — (Ven fam) to follow somebody closely, tail somebody (colloq)

    * * *
    = draw, tie.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Win, lose or draw: the pros and cons of the principal supplier agreement in the light of the NAG code of conduct'.
    Ex. If such a game is still tied after extra-time it is usually decided by kicks from the penalty mark, commonly called a penalty shootout.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) ( durante un partido) to draw level, equalize; ( como resultado) to tie, draw (BrE)

    empataron a dosthey tied two-two (AmE), it was a two-all draw (BrE)

    estamos or vamos empatados — we're equal o level at the moment

    b) ( en una votación) to tie
    2) (Col, Ven) listones/piezas to fit together
    2.
    a) (Ven) ( amarrar) to tie o join... together
    b) (Col, Per, Ven) < cables> to connect; < tubos> to join, connect
    3.
    empatarse v pron
    1) (Ven) ( unirse) calles/líneas to join, meet (up); huesos to knit together
    2) (Ven fam) personas to get together (colloq), to start going out together

    empatársele a alguien — (Ven fam) to follow somebody closely, tail somebody (colloq)

    * * *
    = draw, tie.

    Ex: The article is entitled 'Win, lose or draw: the pros and cons of the principal supplier agreement in the light of the NAG code of conduct'.

    Ex: If such a game is still tied after extra-time it is usually decided by kicks from the penalty mark, commonly called a penalty shootout.

    * * *
    empatar [A1 ]
    vi
    A
    1 (durante un partido) to draw level, equalize, tie ( AmE); (como resultado) to tie, draw ( BrE)
    empataron a dos they tied two-two ( AmE), it was a two-all draw ( BrE)
    el equipo visitante empató en el minuto 15 the visiting team drew level o equalized after 15 minutes, the visiting team tied the game after 15 minutes ( AmE)
    estamos or vamos empatados we're equal o level at the moment, it's level pegging at the moment ( colloq)
    empatar CON algn to tie WITH sb, draw WITH sb ( BrE)
    B (Col, Ven) «listones/bordes» to fit together, fit
    ■ empatar
    vt
    1 ( Ven) (amarrar) to tie o join … together
    2 (Col, Per, Ven) ‹cables› to connect; ‹tubos› to join, connect
    A ( Ven) (unirse) «calles/líneas» to join, meet, meet up; «huesos» to knit together
    B ( Ven fam) «pareja» to get together ( colloq), to start going out together
    está empatado con mi hermana he's going out with o he's dating my sister
    empatarse en una de algo ( Ven arg); to get into sth ( colloq), to get interested in sth
    empatársele A algn ( Ven fam); to follow sb closely, stick to sb's heels ( colloq)
    * * *

    empatar ( conjugate empatar) verbo intransitivo
    1

    ( como resultado) to tie, draw (BrE);

    van empatados they're equal o level at the moment

    2 (Col, Ven) [listones/piezas] to fit together
    verbo transitivo
    a) (Ven) ( amarrar) to tie o join … together

    b) (Col, Per, Ven) ‹cables/tubos to connect

    empatarse verbo pronominal (Ven)
    a) ( unirse) [calles/líneas] to join, meet (up);

    [ huesos] to knit together

    empatar
    I vi Dep to tie, draw
    II verbo transitivo
    1 Dep to equalize: empataron en el segundo tiempo, they equalized in the second half
    2 LAm (empalmar) to join
    ' empatar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    igualar
    English:
    equalize
    - tie
    - draw
    * * *
    vi
    1. [en competición] to tie;
    [en partido] to draw, to tie;
    González empató en el minuto treinta González equalized in the thirtieth minute;
    empatar a cero Br to draw nil-nil, US to tie nothing to nothing;
    empatar a dos/tres (goles) to draw two/three all;
    empatar en un hoyo [en golf] to half a hole
    2. [en elecciones, votación] to tie, to get the same number of votes
    3. Andes, Ven [enlazar, empalmar] to join, to link
    vt
    [partido, eliminatoria] [como resultado final] to draw;
    empataron el partido a dos minutos del final they levelled the scores o equalized two minutes from the end
    * * *
    v/i tie, Br
    draw; ( igualar) tie the game, Br
    equalize;
    empatar a cero tie zero-zero, Br draw nil-nil
    * * *
    : to tie, to connect
    : to result in a draw, to be tied
    * * *
    1. (en el resultado final) to draw [pt. drew; pp. drawn]
    2. (en el marcador) to equalize

    Spanish-English dictionary > empatar

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