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    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 agitador

    adj.
    rabble-rousing, rowdy, agitating, problem-making.
    m.
    1 stirring rod, agitator, shaker, stirrer.
    2 rioter, fomenter, firebrand, instigator.
    3 agitator, rabble-rouser, trouble-maker, troublemaker.
    * * *
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 agitator
    1 QUÍMICA agitator
    ————————
    1 QUÍMICA agitator
    * * *
    agitador, -a
    1.
    SM (Mec) agitator, shaker; (Culin) stirrer
    2.
    SM / F (Pol) agitator
    * * *
    - dora masculino, femenino ( persona) agitator
    * * *
    = shake mechanism, agitator, provocateur, troublemaker.
    Ex. The cylinder machine had no shake mechanism (the device which locked the fibres together in the Fourdrinier machine).
    Ex. It was similar to Dickinson's machine, but it had an agitator in the vat to prevent the fibres from being lined up parallel to each other by the action of the cylinder.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Tomorrow's libraries: more than a telephone jack, less than a complete revolution; perspectives of a provocateur'.
    Ex. The employee must feel that any problem or complaint will be objectively heard and fairly resolved and that the supervisor will not hold it against the employee or consider him or her a troublemaker.
    * * *
    - dora masculino, femenino ( persona) agitator
    * * *
    = shake mechanism, agitator, provocateur, troublemaker.

    Ex: The cylinder machine had no shake mechanism (the device which locked the fibres together in the Fourdrinier machine).

    Ex: It was similar to Dickinson's machine, but it had an agitator in the vat to prevent the fibres from being lined up parallel to each other by the action of the cylinder.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Tomorrow's libraries: more than a telephone jack, less than a complete revolution; perspectives of a provocateur'.
    Ex: The employee must feel that any problem or complaint will be objectively heard and fairly resolved and that the supervisor will not hold it against the employee or consider him or her a troublemaker.

    * * *
    masculine, feminine
    A (provocador) agitator
    B
    * * *

    agitador
    ◊ - dora sustantivo masculino, femenino ( persona) agitator

    agitador,-ora
    I adjetivo disruptive
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino agitator
    III m (para agitar) agitator

    ' agitador' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agitadora
    English:
    agitator
    - rabble-rouser
    * * *
    agitador, -ora
    nm,f
    [persona] agitator
    nm
    [varilla] stirring rod; [para cóctel] swizzle-stick
    * * *
    m, agitadora f agitator
    * * *
    provocador: agitator

    Spanish-English dictionary > agitador

  • 3 aislar

    v.
    1 to isolate (person).
    El doctor aisló al paciente The doctor isolated the patient.
    El científico aisló al virus The scientist isolated the virus.
    2 to insulate.
    Marcos aisló la casa para el invierno Mark insulated the house for winter.
    3 to cut off (place).
    la nevada aisló la comarca del resto del país the snow cut the area off from the rest of the country
    4 to isolate (virus).
    5 to keep off.
    6 to seclude, to isolate from the world, to sequester.
    * * *
    (stressed í in certain persons of certain tenses)
    Present Indicative
    aíslo, aíslas, aísla, aislamos, aisláis, aíslan.
    Present Subjunctive
    aísle, aísles, aísle, aislemos, aisléis, aíslen.
    Imperative
    aísla (tú), aísle (él/Vd.), aislemos (nos.), aislad (vos.), aíslen (ellos/Vds.).
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=dejar solo) to isolate; (=separar) to separate, detach
    2) [+ ciudad, fortaleza] to cut off
    3) (Elec) to insulate
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (apartar, separar) < enfermo> to isolate, keep in isolation; < preso> to place... in solitary confinement; < virus> to isolate
    b) ( dejar sin communicación) < lugar> to cut off
    2) (Elec) to insulate
    2.
    aislarse v pron (refl) to cut oneself off
    * * *
    = cut off, isolate, lock out, seclude, quarantine.
    Ex. The question I have regards natural concerns about the computer going down, and the situation that may exist when the library is cut off for an extended period of time from the online catalog.
    Ex. How were such educational practicalities to be isolated and discussed?.
    Ex. This article examines the role of public library trustees who appear to live on the fringes of the library profession, locked out of the decision making mainstream.
    Ex. Can't you seclude yourself and do nothing but work on this topic for the week?.
    Ex. Australia cannot afford to quarantine itself from global trends and needs to compete with other countries for scarce global capital.
    ----
    * aislar de = insulate from.
    * aislarse de = cut + Reflexivo + off from.
    * protección para excluir o aislar = excluder.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (apartar, separar) < enfermo> to isolate, keep in isolation; < preso> to place... in solitary confinement; < virus> to isolate
    b) ( dejar sin communicación) < lugar> to cut off
    2) (Elec) to insulate
    2.
    aislarse v pron (refl) to cut oneself off
    * * *
    = cut off, isolate, lock out, seclude, quarantine.

    Ex: The question I have regards natural concerns about the computer going down, and the situation that may exist when the library is cut off for an extended period of time from the online catalog.

    Ex: How were such educational practicalities to be isolated and discussed?.
    Ex: This article examines the role of public library trustees who appear to live on the fringes of the library profession, locked out of the decision making mainstream.
    Ex: Can't you seclude yourself and do nothing but work on this topic for the week?.
    Ex: Australia cannot afford to quarantine itself from global trends and needs to compete with other countries for scarce global capital.
    * aislar de = insulate from.
    * aislarse de = cut + Reflexivo + off from.
    * protección para excluir o aislar = excluder.

    * * *
    aislar [ A19 ]
    vt
    A
    1
    (apartar, separar): conviene aislar a los enfermos the patients should be isolated o kept in isolation
    las riadas aislaron el pueblo the village was cut off by the floods
    sus amigos los han aislado their friends have turned their backs on them o have cut themselves off from them
    2 ‹preso› to place … in solitary confinement
    3 ‹virus› to isolate
    B ( Elec) to insulate
    ( refl) to isolate oneself, cut oneself off
    * * *

    aislar ( conjugate aislar) verbo transitivo
    a) (apartar, separar) ‹ enfermo to isolate, keep in isolation;

    presoto place … in solitary confinement;
    virus to isolate

    c) (Elec) to insulate

    aislarse verbo pronominal ( refl) to cut oneself off
    aislar verbo transitivo
    1 to isolate
    2 Téc to insulate
    ' aislar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    cut off
    - insulate
    - isolate
    - ostracize
    - shut off
    - shut out
    - cut
    - screen
    - shut
    * * *
    vt
    1. [persona] to isolate
    2. [del frío, de la electricidad] to insulate;
    [del ruido] to soundproof
    3. [incomunicar] to cut off;
    la nevada aisló la comarca del resto del país the snow cut the area off from the rest of the country
    4. [virus] to isolate
    vi
    estas ventanas aíslan muy bien del frío/ruido these windows are very good at keeping the cold/noise out
    * * *
    v/t
    1 isolate
    2 EL insulate
    * * *
    aislar {5} vt
    1) : to isolate
    2) : to insulate
    * * *
    aislar vb
    1. (separar) to isolate
    2. (incomunicar) to cut off [pt. & pp. cut]

    Spanish-English dictionary > aislar

  • 4 alacena

    f.
    1 kitchen cupboard (forniture).
    2 wall cupboard.
    * * *
    1 cupboard
    * * *
    SF cupboard, closet (EEUU)
    * * *
    femenino larder
    * * *
    Ex. It used to be common practice to keep certain books in the librarian's office or in a locked cupboard (eg books on sex), so a dummy book was place on the appropriate shelf.
    * * *
    femenino larder
    * * *

    Ex: It used to be common practice to keep certain books in the librarian's office or in a locked cupboard (eg books on sex), so a dummy book was place on the appropriate shelf.

    * * *
    larder
    * * *

    alacena sustantivo femenino
    larder
    alacena sustantivo femenino (food) cupboard
    ' alacena' also found in these entries:
    English:
    walk-in
    * * *
    1. [mueble] kitchen cupboard
    2. [en la pared] wall cupboard
    * * *
    f larder
    * * *
    : cupboard, larder

    Spanish-English dictionary > alacena

  • 5 alarma2

    2 = alarm, alarm device, alarm system, burglar alarm, security alarm.
    Ex. The terminal would sound an alarm, and the cursor would be positioned so that a valid code or number could be entered.
    Ex. Such items may be kept in locked cupboards, bookcases or display cases to which some type of alarm device is fitted.
    Ex. This article covers requirements of space, power, environment, security and alarm systems, and data and telecommunications.
    Ex. Measures to prevent such incidents include fitting burglar alarms in libraries and taking quick and decisive action against troublesome users.
    Ex. This article outlines general requirements for a well-appointed restoration laboratory: filtered light, security alarms, good flood drainage, and lay-out.
    ----
    * alarma antirrobo = burglar alarm, intruder alarm.
    * alarma contra incendios = fire warning, fire alarm.
    * alarma contra intrusos = intruder alarm.
    * alarma contra robos = burglar alarm.
    * alarma de coche = car alarm.
    * alarma personal = rape alarm, personal alarm.
    * alarma + sonar = alarm + go off.
    * botón de alarma = panic button.
    * desconectar una alarma = silence + alarm.
    * dispositivo de alarma = alarm device.
    * hacer sonar una alarma = sound + alarm.
    * sistema de alarma = alarm system, detection system.

    Spanish-English dictionary > alarma2

  • 6 apartar

    v.
    1 to move away.
    el polémico ministro ha sido apartado de su cargo the controversial minister has been removed from office
    apartar la mirada to look away
    2 to separate.
    El regalo apartó a los hermanos The gift separated the brothers.
    3 to take, to select.
    ya he apartado la ropa para el viaje I've already put out the clothes for the journey
    4 to push aside, to discard, to get away, to lay aside.
    Ricardo apartó al mal amigo Richard pushed aside his lousy friend.
    5 to put aside, to lay by, to put to one side.
    Ricardo apartó los muebles Richard put the furniture aside.
    6 to set apart, to earmark, to singularize.
    Su elegancia apartó a Denise Her elegance set Denise apart.
    7 to leave out, to exclude from the conversation.
    * * *
    1 (alejar) to move away
    ¿puedes apartar la moto? can you move your motorbike?
    2 (separar) to separate; (preservar de) to protect from, keep away from
    3 (reservar) to put aside, set aside
    te he apartado un trozo de pastel I've put a piece of cake aside for you, I've saved you a piece of cake
    4 (de un cargo) to remove
    1 (alejarse) to move away
    2 (separarse) to withdraw, move away
    \
    apartar los ojos de to take one's eyes off
    'Se aparta género' "A deposit secures any item"
    * * *
    verb
    1) to separate, put aside, set aside
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=alejar)

    apartar la mirada/los ojos de algo — to look away from sth, avert one's gaze/one's eyes from sth liter

    apartó la mirada de la larga fila de casasshe looked away from o liter averted her gaze from the long row of houses

    2) (=quitar de en medio)

    apartó la cortina y miró a la callehe drew o pulled back the curtain and looked out into the street

    avanzaban apartando la maleza — they made their way through the undergrowth, pushing o brushing it aside as they went

    3) [+ persona]
    a) [de lugar]
    b) [de otra persona] (lit) to separate; (fig) to drift apart

    el tiempo los ha ido apartandothey have grown o drifted apart with time

    c) [de actividad, puesto] to remove

    si yo fuera el entrenador, lo apartaría del equipo — if I was the coach I would remove him from the team

    4) (=reservar) to put aside, set aside

    hemos apartado un poco de comida para élwe've put o set aside a little food for him

    5) (Correos) to sort
    6) (Ferro) to shunt, switch (EEUU)
    7) (Agr) [+ ganado] to separate, cut out
    8) (Jur) to set aside, waive
    9) (Min) to extract
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( alejar) to move away

    apartó los ojos or la mirada — he averted his eyes

    b) < obstáculo> to move, move... out of the way
    c) (frml) ( de un cargo) to remove
    d) ( separar) to separate
    2) (guardar, reservar) to set aside
    2.
    apartarse v pron (refl)
    a) ( despejar el camino) to stand aside
    b) (alejarse, separarse)

    apartarse de algo/alguien: el satélite se apartó de su trayectoria the satellite strayed from its orbit; apártate de ahí get/come away from there; no se aparta de su lado he never leaves her side; apártate de mi vista! get out of my sight!; se apartó bastante de su familia she drifted away from her family; nos estamos apartando del tema — we're going off the subject

    * * *
    = put + aside, put by, lock out, push + to one side, keep in + reserve, leave + aside, set + apart, lay + Nombre + aside, brush aside, set + aside, nudge + Nombre + aside, leave by + the wayside, push aside, turn + Nombre + away.
    Ex. If there is one, the borrower must be notified, and the copy somehow put aside for that borrower for a limited amount of time.
    Ex. The raw material of white paper was undyed linen -- or in very early days hempen -- rags, which the paper-maker bought in bulk, sorted and washed, and then put by in a damp heap for four or five days to rot.
    Ex. This article examines the role of public library trustees who appear to live on the fringes of the library profession, locked out of the decision making mainstream.
    Ex. The compositor therefore pushed the forme to one side (or stood it on its edge on the floor, leaning against its frame) and proceeded to impose the second forme of the sheet in the same way..
    Ex. The notation employed by the Library of Congress scheme is based on letters of the alphabet, twenty-one of which have been used and five kept in reserve for further expansion.
    Ex. Leaving aside the heretical thought that perhaps 'all things to all men' is exactly what the public library should be, this alone is not enough.
    Ex. Storytelling and reading in a room set apart and led by competent people can be an entertainment designed for all.
    Ex. If a book does not yield immediate pleasure they tend to lay it aside.
    Ex. This paper discusses ways in which library staff become demotivated, including rigid hierarchies, ignoring staff, brushing aside suggestions, and claiming credit for their ideas.
    Ex. When new songbooks arrive in the library they are set aside until indexing is completed.
    Ex. It calls upon the leaders of the Union to respond without delay -- for, very quickly, the position will be taken, the habits will be formed, it will be to late to nudge them aside later on.
    Ex. She seeks to recontextualize those events that history has estranged, destroyed or capriciously left by the wayside.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. They will be patrolling in plain clothes to spot doormen who turn away people apparently on the basis of their ethnicity.
    ----
    * apartar a la fuerza = prise + Nombre + away.
    * apartar de = wean from, wean away from.
    * apartar + Dinero + para gastárselo en = set + aside + Dinero + for.
    * apartar la vista = look + the other way.
    * apartarse = step + aside, stray (from/outside), skew away.
    * apartarse a un lado = pull over.
    * apartarse (de) = depart from, turn away from, become + detached from, pull away (from), deviate (from).
    * apartarse de la realidad = stray from + reality.
    * apartarse del buen camino = go off + the rails, stray from + the straight and narrow.
    * apartarse del camino de la verdad = stray from + the straight and narrow.
    * apartarse de los caminos principales = go + off-road.
    * apartarse el pelo de los ojos = flick + Posesivo + hair out of + Posesivo + eyes.
    * no apartarse del buen camino = keep on + the right track.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( alejar) to move away

    apartó los ojos or la mirada — he averted his eyes

    b) < obstáculo> to move, move... out of the way
    c) (frml) ( de un cargo) to remove
    d) ( separar) to separate
    2) (guardar, reservar) to set aside
    2.
    apartarse v pron (refl)
    a) ( despejar el camino) to stand aside
    b) (alejarse, separarse)

    apartarse de algo/alguien: el satélite se apartó de su trayectoria the satellite strayed from its orbit; apártate de ahí get/come away from there; no se aparta de su lado he never leaves her side; apártate de mi vista! get out of my sight!; se apartó bastante de su familia she drifted away from her family; nos estamos apartando del tema — we're going off the subject

    * * *
    = put + aside, put by, lock out, push + to one side, keep in + reserve, leave + aside, set + apart, lay + Nombre + aside, brush aside, set + aside, nudge + Nombre + aside, leave by + the wayside, push aside, turn + Nombre + away.

    Ex: If there is one, the borrower must be notified, and the copy somehow put aside for that borrower for a limited amount of time.

    Ex: The raw material of white paper was undyed linen -- or in very early days hempen -- rags, which the paper-maker bought in bulk, sorted and washed, and then put by in a damp heap for four or five days to rot.
    Ex: This article examines the role of public library trustees who appear to live on the fringes of the library profession, locked out of the decision making mainstream.
    Ex: The compositor therefore pushed the forme to one side (or stood it on its edge on the floor, leaning against its frame) and proceeded to impose the second forme of the sheet in the same way..
    Ex: The notation employed by the Library of Congress scheme is based on letters of the alphabet, twenty-one of which have been used and five kept in reserve for further expansion.
    Ex: Leaving aside the heretical thought that perhaps 'all things to all men' is exactly what the public library should be, this alone is not enough.
    Ex: Storytelling and reading in a room set apart and led by competent people can be an entertainment designed for all.
    Ex: If a book does not yield immediate pleasure they tend to lay it aside.
    Ex: This paper discusses ways in which library staff become demotivated, including rigid hierarchies, ignoring staff, brushing aside suggestions, and claiming credit for their ideas.
    Ex: When new songbooks arrive in the library they are set aside until indexing is completed.
    Ex: It calls upon the leaders of the Union to respond without delay -- for, very quickly, the position will be taken, the habits will be formed, it will be to late to nudge them aside later on.
    Ex: She seeks to recontextualize those events that history has estranged, destroyed or capriciously left by the wayside.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: They will be patrolling in plain clothes to spot doormen who turn away people apparently on the basis of their ethnicity.
    * apartar a la fuerza = prise + Nombre + away.
    * apartar de = wean from, wean away from.
    * apartar + Dinero + para gastárselo en = set + aside + Dinero + for.
    * apartar la vista = look + the other way.
    * apartarse = step + aside, stray (from/outside), skew away.
    * apartarse a un lado = pull over.
    * apartarse (de) = depart from, turn away from, become + detached from, pull away (from), deviate (from).
    * apartarse de la realidad = stray from + reality.
    * apartarse del buen camino = go off + the rails, stray from + the straight and narrow.
    * apartarse del camino de la verdad = stray from + the straight and narrow.
    * apartarse de los caminos principales = go + off-road.
    * apartarse el pelo de los ojos = flick + Posesivo + hair out of + Posesivo + eyes.
    * no apartarse del buen camino = keep on + the right track.

    * * *
    apartar [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (alejar) to move away
    aparta la ropa del fuego move the clothes away from the fire
    aparta eso de mi vista get that out of my sight
    aparta de ti esos temores ( liter); cast out those fears ( liter)
    aparta de mí este cáliz ( Bib) take this cup from me
    aquellas amistades lo apartaron del buen camino those friends led him astray o off the straight and narrow
    lo apartaron de su propósito de estudiar medicina they dissuaded him from studying medicine
    apartó los ojos or la mirada he averted his eyes
    la apartó de un manotazo he pushed her aside o to one side
    2 ‹obstáculo› to move, move … out of the way
    aparte ese coche move that car (out of the way)
    le apartó el pelo de los ojos she brushed the hair out of his eyes
    3 ( frml) (de un cargo) to remove
    ha sido apartado de su cargo/del servicio activo he has been removed from his post/from active service
    4 (aislar) to separate
    si no los apartamos se van a matar if we don't separate them they'll kill each other
    se los mete en la cárcel para apartarlos de la sociedad they are put in jail to separate them from o to keep them away from society
    B (guardar, reservar) to set aside
    apartó lo que se iba a llevar she set aside what she was going to take, she put the things she was going to take on one side
    tenemos que apartar el dinero del alquiler we must set o put aside the rent money
    voy a apartar un poco de comida para él I'm going to put a bit of food aside for him
    las gambas se pelan y se apartan peel the prawns and set aside o put them to one side
    dejé el libro apartado I had them set the book aside o put the book to one side for me
    [ S ] se apartan juguetes layaway available ( AmE), a small deposit secures any item ( BrE)
    ( refl)
    1 (despejar el camino) to stand aside
    ¡apártense! ¡dejen pasar! stand aside! make way!
    2 (alejarse, separarse) apartarse DE algo/algn:
    nos apartamos de la carretera principal we got off o left the main road
    el satélite se ha apartado de su trayectoria the satellite has strayed from its orbit
    apártate de ahí que te puedes quemar get/come away from there, you might burn yourself
    ¡apártate de mi vista! get out of my sight!
    ¡apártate de mí! get away from me!
    no te apartes del buen camino stick to the straight and narrow
    se ha apartado bastante de su familia she's drifted away from o grown apart from her family
    nos estamos apartando del tema we're getting off o straying away from o going off the subject
    * * *

     

    apartar ( conjugate apartar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) ( alejar) to move … away;


    apartó los ojos he averted his eyes
    b) obstáculo to move, move … out of the way

    c) (frml) ( de un cargo) to remove


    2 (guardar, reservar) to set aside;

    apartarse verbo pronominal ( refl)

    b) (alejarse, separarse):

    apártate de ahí get/come away from there;

    no se aparta de su lado he never leaves her side;
    ¡apártate de mi vista! get out of my sight!;
    se apartó de su familia she drifted away from her family;
    nos estamos apartando del tema we're getting off the subject
    apartar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (alejar) to move away, remove
    apartar la vista, to look away
    2 (guardar) to put aside
    II verbo intransitivo ¡aparta!, move out of the way!
    ' apartar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    destinar
    - grano
    - soplar
    - aislar
    - entretener
    - quitar
    - retirar
    - separar
    English:
    avert
    - away
    - block out
    - kick away
    - look away
    - move over
    - push aside
    - set back
    - sidetrack
    - sweep aside
    - take aside
    - throw aside
    - thrust aside
    - look
    - set
    - sweep
    * * *
    vt
    1. [alejar] to move away;
    [quitar] to remove;
    ¡apártense de la carretera, niños! come away from the road, children!;
    aparta el coche, que no puedo pasar move the car out of the way, I can't get past;
    aparta de mí estos pensamientos [cita bíblica] protect me from such thoughts;
    el polémico ministro ha sido apartado de su cargo the controversial minister has been removed from office;
    apartar la mirada to look away;
    no apartó la mirada de nosotros he never took his eyes off us;
    sus ojos no se apartaban de ella his eyes never left her;
    aparté la vista de aquel espectáculo tan desagradable I averted my gaze o I turned away from that unpleasant sight;
    apartar a alguien de un codazo to elbow sb aside;
    apartar a alguien de un empujón to push sb out of the way
    2. [separar] to separate;
    aparta las fichas blancas de las negras separate the white counters from the black ones;
    nadie los apartó, y acabaron a puñetazos nobody attempted to separate them and they ended up coming to blows
    3. [escoger] to take, to select;
    ya he apartado la ropa para el viaje I've already put out the clothes for the trip
    4. [disuadir] to dissuade;
    lo apartó de su intención de ser médico she dissuaded him from becoming a doctor
    * * *
    v/t
    1 separate; para después set o
    put aside; de un sitio move away (de from)
    2
    :
    apartar a alguien de hacer algo dissuade s.o. from doing sth
    * * *
    1) alejar: to move away, to put at a distance
    2) : to put aside, to set aside, to separate
    * * *
    1. (mover) to move / to move out of the away
    ¿puedes apartar la moto? can you move your motorbike?
    2. (separar) to separate
    apartar la mirada / apartar la vista to look away

    Spanish-English dictionary > apartar

  • 7 armario

    m.
    1 cupboard.
    armario empotrado fitted cupboard/wardrobe
    2 cabinet, storage cupboard.
    * * *
    1 (para ropa) wardrobe, US closet; (de cocina) cupboard
    \
    armario empotrado built-in wardrobe, built-in cupboard
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM [de cocina] cupboard, closet (EEUU); [de ropa] wardrobe, closet (EEUU)

    armario ropero — wardrobe, closet (EEUU)

    * * *
    a) ( para ropa - mueble) wardrobe; (- empotrado) closet (AmE), wardrobe (BrE)
    b) ( de cocina) cupboard; ( de cuarto de baño) cabinet
    * * *
    = cupboard, credenza, cabinet, closet, wardrobe.
    Ex. It used to be common practice to keep certain books in the librarian's office or in a locked cupboard (eg books on sex), so a dummy book was place on the appropriate shelf.
    Ex. Suddenly, he extracted from his pocket a set of keys and wheeled his chair toward the credenza.
    Ex. This article describes the main options available (filing cabinets, open shelving, cabinets, carousels, mobile racking, rotary storage) and assesses how these can be applied.
    Ex. Drowsily he slithered out of bed, opened his closet door and got dressed like he had done every morning before.
    Ex. In the bedroom there is a wardrobe, a bed, two bedside rugs, a chest of drawers, two bedside tables, and a coat-stand.
    ----
    * almacenamiento en armarios = cabinet storage.
    * armario de aseo = bathroom cabinet.
    * armario de baño = bathroom cabinet.
    * armario de cocina = kitchen cabinet.
    * armario de cuarto de baño = bathroom cabinet.
    * armario de la ropa blanca = linen closet, linen cupboard.
    * armario de suministros = stock cupboard.
    * armario empotrado = fitted wardrobe.
    * salido del armario = out-of-the-closet.
    * salir del armario = come out of + the closet.
    * * *
    a) ( para ropa - mueble) wardrobe; (- empotrado) closet (AmE), wardrobe (BrE)
    b) ( de cocina) cupboard; ( de cuarto de baño) cabinet
    * * *
    = cupboard, credenza, cabinet, closet, wardrobe.

    Ex: It used to be common practice to keep certain books in the librarian's office or in a locked cupboard (eg books on sex), so a dummy book was place on the appropriate shelf.

    Ex: Suddenly, he extracted from his pocket a set of keys and wheeled his chair toward the credenza.
    Ex: This article describes the main options available (filing cabinets, open shelving, cabinets, carousels, mobile racking, rotary storage) and assesses how these can be applied.
    Ex: Drowsily he slithered out of bed, opened his closet door and got dressed like he had done every morning before.
    Ex: In the bedroom there is a wardrobe, a bed, two bedside rugs, a chest of drawers, two bedside tables, and a coat-stand.
    * almacenamiento en armarios = cabinet storage.
    * armario de aseo = bathroom cabinet.
    * armario de baño = bathroom cabinet.
    * armario de cocina = kitchen cabinet.
    * armario de cuarto de baño = bathroom cabinet.
    * armario de la ropa blanca = linen closet, linen cupboard.
    * armario de suministros = stock cupboard.
    * armario empotrado = fitted wardrobe.
    * salido del armario = out-of-the-closet.
    * salir del armario = come out of + the closet.

    * * *
    1 (para ropa) closet ( AmE), wardrobe ( BrE)
    2 (de cocina) cupboard, closet ( AmE)
    Compuestos:
    closet/wardrobe with mirrors on both sides of the doors
    (para ropa) built-in closet ( AmE), fitted o built-in wardrobe ( BrE); (de cocina etc) fitted o built-in cupboard
    closet ( AmE), wardrobe ( BrE)
    * * *

     

    armario sustantivo masculino

    (— empotrado) closet (AmE), wardrobe (BrE)

    ( de cuarto de baño) cabinet
    armario m (ropero) GB wardrobe, US closet
    (de cocina) cupboard
    armario empotrado, built-in wardrobe o cupboard
    ' armario' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    capacidad
    - cotillear
    - cuerpo
    - empotrado-a
    - guardar
    - ordenar
    - taquilla
    - adosar
    - bajar
    - barra
    - botiquín
    - encima
    - escaparate
    - escarbar
    - gabinete
    - guardarropa
    - orden
    - percha
    - poner
    - rincón
    - vaciar
    English:
    back
    - bare
    - built-in
    - cabinet
    - clear out
    - closet
    - cubbyhole
    - cupboard
    - fitted wardrobe
    - linen
    - locker
    - shelf
    - skeleton
    - tilt
    - turn out
    - walk-in
    - wardrobe
    - from
    * * *
    1. [para objetos] cupboard;
    [para ropa] wardrobe; Fam
    salir del armario to come out of the closet
    armario empotrado Br fitted o US built-in cupboard/wardrobe;
    armario de luna wardrobe [with mirrors on the doors];
    armario ropero wardrobe
    2. Fam [jugador, deportista] Br donkey, US goat
    * * *
    m closet, wardrobe; de cocina cabinet, Br
    cupboard
    * * *
    1) clóset, ropero: closet
    2) alacena: cupboard
    * * *
    1. (en general) cupboard
    2. (ropero) wardrobe

    Spanish-English dictionary > armario

  • 8 arresto

    m.
    1 arrest.
    2 detention, imprisonment.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: arrestar.
    * * *
    1 arrest
    1 (ímpetu) daring sing, guts
    \
    tener arrestos to be bold, be daring
    estar bajo arresto to be under arrest
    arresto mayor close arrest
    arresto menor open arrest
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Jur) (=acción) arrest; (=detención) remand; (Mil) detention, confinement

    arresto mayor Esp imprisonment for from one month and a day to six months

    arresto menor Esp imprisonment for from one day to thirty days

    2) pl arrestos (=arrojo) daring sing

    tener arrestos — to be bold, be daring

    * * *
    1) (Der, Mil)
    a) ( detención) arrest
    b) ( prisión) detention
    2) arrestos masculino plural ( audacia) boldness, daring

    no tiene arrestos para... — she's not daring o bold enough to...

    * * *
    = arrest, detention.
    Ex. The number of drug related arrests in the USA has increased considerably.
    Ex. Children charged with offense are usually at risk of detention between the time of arraignment and the time of hearing.
    ----
    * arresto domiciliario = house arrest.
    * bajo arresto domiciliario = under house arrest.
    * estar bajo arresto = be under arrest.
    * hacer un arresto = make + an arrest.
    * orden de arresto = warrant for + Posesivo + arrest, arrest warrant.
    * * *
    1) (Der, Mil)
    a) ( detención) arrest
    b) ( prisión) detention
    2) arrestos masculino plural ( audacia) boldness, daring

    no tiene arrestos para... — she's not daring o bold enough to...

    * * *
    = arrest, detention.

    Ex: The number of drug related arrests in the USA has increased considerably.

    Ex: Children charged with offense are usually at risk of detention between the time of arraignment and the time of hearing.
    * arresto domiciliario = house arrest.
    * bajo arresto domiciliario = under house arrest.
    * estar bajo arresto = be under arrest.
    * hacer un arresto = make + an arrest.
    * orden de arresto = warrant for + Posesivo + arrest, arrest warrant.

    * * *
    A ( Der, Mil)
    1 (detención) arrest
    se encuentran bajo arresto en la comisaría they are being held in custody at o they are under arrest in the police station
    2 (prisión) detention
    Compuestos:
    house arrest
    se encuentra bajo arresto domiciliario he is under house arrest
    fue condenado a seis meses de arresto mayor he was sentenced to six months imprisonment o in prison
    preventive detention
    B arrestos mpl (valor, audacia) spirit, boldness, daring; (energía) energy
    no tiene arrestos para hacerlo she's not daring o bold enough to do it
    * * *

    Del verbo arrestar: ( conjugate arrestar)

    arresto es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    arrestó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    arrestar    
    arresto
    arrestar ( conjugate arrestar) verbo transitivo
    to arrest
    arresto sustantivo masculino (Der, Mil)



    arrestar verbo transitivo to arrest
    arresto sustantivo masculino arrest
    Jur arresto domiciliario, house arrest
    ' arresto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    orden
    - detención
    English:
    apprehension
    - arrest
    - detain
    - detention
    - under
    - house
    - warrant
    * * *
    1. [detención] arrest;
    su arresto se produjo en plena calle he was arrested in broad daylight;
    durante su arresto lo torturaron while under arrest he was tortured
    2. [reclusión]
    al soldado le impusieron dos días de arresto the soldier was locked up for two days
    arresto domiciliario house arrest;
    arresto mayor = prison sentence of between one month and a day and six months;
    arresto menor = prison sentence of between one and thirty days
    * * *
    m
    1 arrest;
    orden de arresto arrest warrant
    2
    :
    arrestos pl spirit sg, daring sg
    * * *
    1) detención: arrest
    2) arrestos nmpl
    : boldness, daring

    Spanish-English dictionary > arresto

  • 9 atrapar

    v.
    1 to catch.
    La policía atrapa ladrones The police catches thieves.
    2 to latch onto, to grab.
    Finalmente atrapó un novio She finally latch onto a boyfriend.
    3 to entrap.
    * * *
    1 to seize, capture, catch
    * * *
    verb
    1) to trap, capture
    * * *
    VT
    1) [en trampa] to trap; (=apresar) to capture; [+ resfriado etc] to catch
    2) (=engañar) to take in, deceive
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <conejo/ladrón> to catch
    * * *
    = lock, trap, catch, tether, entrap, ensnare, hunt down, snare, bust.
    Ex. If the analogy with the fairy story is taken a little further it can be noted that no author really believes in dragons, wicked queens, fair maidens locked in high towers and the like.
    Ex. If the borrower being processed has been set to be trapped, DOBIS/LIBIS displays the message: 'You have trapped a borrower'.
    Ex. 'And of course,' said the director, brightening as his idea gave birth to another one in her mind, 'it will be interesting to know how efficient electronic systems are at catching thieves'.
    Ex. The book reached the limits of its potential as an information carrier long ago and libraries unfortunately allowed themselves to become tethered by those limitations.
    Ex. Librarians have been known to devote time to entrap and arrest individuals who use the library toilets for sexual purposes = Hay casos de bibliotecarios que han dedicado tiempo a atrapar y detener a individuos que utilizan los servicios de la biblioteca con fines sexuales.
    Ex. The novel has many trappings that will ensnare the average reader but skulking at the bottom of its well of intrigue is a timeless terror more attuned to the mature sensibilities of an adult audience.
    Ex. Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.
    Ex. In fact, the Indians had been snaring animals long before the white man came to North America.
    Ex. On Saturday, a trooper stood on a street corner dressed in plain clothes and helped bust 30 people for not wearing their seat belts.
    ----
    * atrapado en = enmeshed in.
    * atrapar contra = pin + Nombre + against.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <conejo/ladrón> to catch
    * * *
    = lock, trap, catch, tether, entrap, ensnare, hunt down, snare, bust.

    Ex: If the analogy with the fairy story is taken a little further it can be noted that no author really believes in dragons, wicked queens, fair maidens locked in high towers and the like.

    Ex: If the borrower being processed has been set to be trapped, DOBIS/LIBIS displays the message: 'You have trapped a borrower'.
    Ex: 'And of course,' said the director, brightening as his idea gave birth to another one in her mind, 'it will be interesting to know how efficient electronic systems are at catching thieves'.
    Ex: The book reached the limits of its potential as an information carrier long ago and libraries unfortunately allowed themselves to become tethered by those limitations.
    Ex: Librarians have been known to devote time to entrap and arrest individuals who use the library toilets for sexual purposes = Hay casos de bibliotecarios que han dedicado tiempo a atrapar y detener a individuos que utilizan los servicios de la biblioteca con fines sexuales.
    Ex: The novel has many trappings that will ensnare the average reader but skulking at the bottom of its well of intrigue is a timeless terror more attuned to the mature sensibilities of an adult audience.
    Ex: Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.
    Ex: In fact, the Indians had been snaring animals long before the white man came to North America.
    Ex: On Saturday, a trooper stood on a street corner dressed in plain clothes and helped bust 30 people for not wearing their seat belts.
    * atrapado en = enmeshed in.
    * atrapar contra = pin + Nombre + against.

    * * *
    atrapar [A1 ]
    vt
    ‹mariposas/conejo› to catch
    atraparon al ladrón they caught the thief
    quedaron atrapados en el interior del local they were trapped inside the building
    * * *

     

    atrapar ( conjugate atrapar) verbo transitivo
    to catch
    atrapar verbo transitivo to catch
    ' atrapar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agarrar
    - cazar
    - coger
    - pillar
    English:
    catch
    - ensnare
    - hunt down
    - snare
    - trap
    * * *
    1. [agarrar, alcanzar] to catch;
    la policía atrapó a los atracadores the police caught the bank robbers;
    el portero atrapó la pelota the goalkeeper caught the ball
    2. Fam [contraer] to come down with;
    he atrapado un resfriado I've come down with a cold
    * * *
    v/t catch, trap
    * * *
    : to trap, to capture
    * * *
    atrapar vb to catch [pt. & pp. caught]

    Spanish-English dictionary > atrapar

  • 10 bajo el manto de la noche

    = under the cover of darkness, under the cloak of darkness
    Ex. Trashing books, however, was recognized to be a perilous undertaking, something to be done 'quietly,' ' under the cover of darkness,' and 'in a locked dumpster' because discarded materials have occasionally been 'returned by dumpster rats who cannot bear to see books thrown away'.
    Ex. For the next three months, Walsh and the team made house calls under the cloak of darkness into the dangerous city to help the baby.
    * * *
    = under the cover of darkness, under the cloak of darkness

    Ex: Trashing books, however, was recognized to be a perilous undertaking, something to be done 'quietly,' ' under the cover of darkness,' and 'in a locked dumpster' because discarded materials have occasionally been 'returned by dumpster rats who cannot bear to see books thrown away'.

    Ex: For the next three months, Walsh and the team made house calls under the cloak of darkness into the dangerous city to help the baby.

    Spanish-English dictionary > bajo el manto de la noche

  • 11 bajo llave

    adj.
    under lock and key, locked-up.
    * * *
    under lock and key
    * * *
    Ex. Rather than the luminous deity that appears elsewhere in medieval literature, he presents a character who resembles the jealous husband of the fabliaux who keeps a young wife under lock and key and who responds violently when he is cuckolded.
    * * *

    Ex: Rather than the luminous deity that appears elsewhere in medieval literature, he presents a character who resembles the jealous husband of the fabliaux who keeps a young wife under lock and key and who responds violently when he is cuckolded.

    Spanish-English dictionary > bajo llave

  • 12 balcón

    m.
    balcony.
    * * *
    1 (en edificio) balcony
    2 (mirador) vantage point
    desde su balcón en lo alto del peñasco... from his vantage point at the top of the rocky crag...
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=terraza pequeña) balcony
    2) (=mirador) vantage point
    * * *
    a) (Arquit) balcony
    b) ( mirador) observation point
    c) (Chi, Ven) (Teatr) circle
    * * *
    Ex. She put the dishes in the sink, locked the balcony door, found her purse, and sallied forth.
    * * *
    a) (Arquit) balcony
    b) ( mirador) observation point
    c) (Chi, Ven) (Teatr) circle
    * * *

    Ex: She put the dishes in the sink, locked the balcony door, found her purse, and sallied forth.

    * * *
    1 ( Arquit) balcony
    estuvo para alquilar balcones ( RPl fam); it was priceless! ( colloq)
    tomar balcón ( Chi fam); to stand by and watch
    2 (mirador) observation point
    3 (Chi, Ven) ( Teatr) circle
    * * *

    balcón sustantivo masculino
    balcony
    balcón sustantivo masculino balcony
    ' balcón' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    barandilla
    - donde
    - saliente
    - terraza
    - asomar
    - baranda
    - dar
    - enrejado
    - salir
    English:
    balcony
    - flowerpot
    - look onto
    * * *
    1. [terraza] balcony;
    balcón corrido long balcony [along front of building]
    2. [mirador] vantage point
    * * *
    m balcony
    * * *
    balcón nm, pl balcones : balcony
    * * *
    balcón n balcony [pl. balconies]

    Spanish-English dictionary > balcón

  • 13 beber mucho

    v.
    to drink a lot, to overdrink, to drink too much, to drink deep.
    * * *
    (v.) = drink + heavily
    Ex. I know he's drinking heavily -- he keeps the bottle locked in the credenza behind his desk -- because he's hung over almost every morning.
    * * *
    (v.) = drink + heavily

    Ex: I know he's drinking heavily -- he keeps the bottle locked in the credenza behind his desk -- because he's hung over almost every morning.

    Spanish-English dictionary > beber mucho

  • 14 bello

    1 beautiful
    2 (bueno) fine, noble
    \
    bellas artes fine arts
    * * *
    (f. - bella)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=hermoso) beautiful, lovely
    2) (=elegante) fine
    * * *
    - lla adjetivo <mujer/paisaje/poema> (liter) beautiful

    la Bella Durmiente (del Bosque) — (Lit) Sleeping Beauty

    ser una bella personato be a good person

    * * *
    = fair [fairer -comp., fairest -sup.], cute [cuter -comp., cutest -sup.], beautiful.
    Ex. If the analogy with the fairy story is taken a little further it can be noted that no author really believes in dragons, wicked queens, fair maidens locked in high towers and the like.
    Ex. Frequently the youngest child takes on the role of the mascot; he acts cute, mischievous, and endearing.
    Ex. The store was gutted and rebuilt, according to his specifications, into a beautiful, modern facility, decorated in vibrant hues and furnished with the latest Herman Miller offerings.
    ----
    * Bella Durmiente, la = Sleeping Beauty.
    * bellas artes = fine arts.
    * enseñanza de bellas artes = aesthetic education.
    * La Bella y la Bestia = Beauty and the Beast.
    * * *
    - lla adjetivo <mujer/paisaje/poema> (liter) beautiful

    la Bella Durmiente (del Bosque) — (Lit) Sleeping Beauty

    ser una bella personato be a good person

    * * *
    = fair [fairer -comp., fairest -sup.], cute [cuter -comp., cutest -sup.], beautiful.

    Ex: If the analogy with the fairy story is taken a little further it can be noted that no author really believes in dragons, wicked queens, fair maidens locked in high towers and the like.

    Ex: Frequently the youngest child takes on the role of the mascot; he acts cute, mischievous, and endearing.
    Ex: The store was gutted and rebuilt, according to his specifications, into a beautiful, modern facility, decorated in vibrant hues and furnished with the latest Herman Miller offerings.
    * Bella Durmiente, la = Sleeping Beauty.
    * bellas artes = fine arts.
    * enseñanza de bellas artes = aesthetic education.
    * La Bella y la Bestia = Beauty and the Beast.

    * * *
    ( liter); ‹mujer/paisaje/poema› beautiful
    la Bella Durmiente (del Bosque) ( Lit) (the) Sleeping Beauty
    Compuestos:
    fpl fine art, beaux-arts (pl)
    el bello sexo the fair sex
    * * *

     

    bello
    ◊ - lla adjetivo

    a)mujer/paisaje/poema› (liter) beautiful;


    b) (Art)

    bellas artes sustantivo femenino plural

    fine art
    bello,-a adjetivo
    1 (hermoso) beautiful 2 la Bella Durmiente, Sleeping Beauty
    ' bello' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bella
    - hermosa
    - hermoso
    English:
    beautiful
    - fair
    - profile
    * * *
    bello, -a adj
    beautiful
    bellas artes fine arts;
    el bello sexo the fair sex
    * * *
    adj beautiful
    * * *
    bello, - lla adj
    1) hermoso: beautiful
    2)
    bellas artes : fine arts
    * * *
    bello adj beautiful

    Spanish-English dictionary > bello

  • 15 bloqueado

    adj.
    blocked, stone-walled, plugged, stopped.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: bloquear.
    * * *
    ADJ (Inform) locked
    * * *
    = stuck.
    Ex. Learn what to do when there is a power outage and how to respond to alarms that signal stuck elevators or that activate security or sprinkler systems.
    ----
    * bloqueado por el invierno = winterbound.
    * bloqueado por la nieve = snowbound.
    * * *

    Ex: Learn what to do when there is a power outage and how to respond to alarms that signal stuck elevators or that activate security or sprinkler systems.

    * bloqueado por el invierno = winterbound.
    * bloqueado por la nieve = snowbound.

    * * *
    quedaron bloqueados en el aeropuerto they were stuck o they were left stranded at the airport
    nos quedamos bloqueados a causa del temporal we were cut off by the storm
    un camión bloqueado en medio del agua a truck stranded o stuck in the floodwater
    * * *
    bloqueado, -a adj
    Informát locked

    Spanish-English dictionary > bloqueado

  • 16 bucle

    m.
    1 curl, ringlet.
    2 loop (automobiles & computing).
    * * *
    1 curl, ringlet
    2 INFORMÁTICA loop
    * * *
    SM
    1) [de pelo] curl, ringlet
    2) (=curva) curve, bend; (Aer, Inform) loop
    * * *
    a) ( en el pelo) ringlet; (en un cable, una cuerda) loop
    b) (Inf) loop
    * * *
    = loop, ringlet, curl.
    Ex. Let us empower ourselves to bring those persons who cannot read, or those with a low level of literacy, or those who have been locked out of the information cycle, into the literacy loop.
    Ex. Most of the photographs of boys wearing ringlets come from a relatively narrow time range, about 1880-1900.
    Ex. Curls are something every girl with straight hair wants.
    ----
    * hacer bucles = loop.
    * * *
    a) ( en el pelo) ringlet; (en un cable, una cuerda) loop
    b) (Inf) loop
    * * *
    = loop, ringlet, curl.

    Ex: Let us empower ourselves to bring those persons who cannot read, or those with a low level of literacy, or those who have been locked out of the information cycle, into the literacy loop.

    Ex: Most of the photographs of boys wearing ringlets come from a relatively narrow time range, about 1880-1900.
    Ex: Curls are something every girl with straight hair wants.
    * hacer bucles = loop.

    * * *
    1 (en el pelo) ringlet
    2 (en un cable, una cuerda) loop
    3 ( Auto) intersection ( AmE), junction ( BrE)
    4 ( Inf) loop
    * * *

    bucle sustantivo masculino

    b) (Inf) loop

    bucle sustantivo masculino curl
    ' bucle' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    tirabuzón
    English:
    loop
    - curl
    * * *
    bucle nm
    1. [de pelo] curl, ringlet
    2. [en hilo, cable] loop
    3. [en carretera] loop
    4. Informát loop
    * * *
    m
    1 ( rizo) curl
    2 INFOR loop
    * * *
    bucle nm
    1) : curl, ringlet
    2) : loop
    * * *
    bucle n curl

    Spanish-English dictionary > bucle

  • 17 cagarse de miedo

    tabú to be shit-scared
    * * *
    to shit o.s. ***
    * * *
    (v.) = shit + bricks, shit
    Ex. Such kids need to be locked in bathrooms with rabid dogs, those who don't bite but are loud enough to make them shit bricks.
    Ex. The film is scary enough to keep you on your toes but not scary enough to make you shit your pants.
    * * *
    (v.) = shit + bricks, shit

    Ex: Such kids need to be locked in bathrooms with rabid dogs, those who don't bite but are loud enough to make them shit bricks.

    Ex: The film is scary enough to keep you on your toes but not scary enough to make you shit your pants.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cagarse de miedo

  • 18 categórico

    adj.
    categorical, determined, decisive, adamant.
    * * *
    1 categoric, categorical
    \
    un no categórico a flat refusal
    * * *
    ADJ [respuesta] categorical; [mentira] outright, downright; [orden] express
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo < respuesta> categorical

    afirmó en términos categóricos que... — he stated categorically that...

    * * *
    = categorical, categorical, authoritative, blunt, uncompromising, forthright, categoric.
    Ex. There is a categorical moral imperative for a deepening and a renewal of the concept of collegiality -- that is a blend of intense competition and mutual support -- in relations between research scholars and research librarians.
    Ex. There is a categorical moral imperative for a deepening and a renewal of the concept of collegiality -- that is a blend of intense competition and mutual support -- in relations between research scholars and research librarians.
    Ex. While the operating instructions must be regarded as authoritative, they should not be seen as sacrosanct tablets of stone.
    Ex. The author discusses the range of enquiries he deals with, the sources of information he uses, and the blunt attitude with which he deals with many enquirers.
    Ex. What precipitated that furor was that Panizzi's volume represented a uncompromising rejection of the comfortable ideology of the finding catalog.
    Ex. We have been told once, in clear and forthright terms, what it is that we need.
    Ex. The question of the need for categoric assurances is not locked into a 12 month timeframe or any other timeframe.
    ----
    * afirmación categórica = bold statement.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo < respuesta> categorical

    afirmó en términos categóricos que... — he stated categorically that...

    * * *
    = categorical, categorical, authoritative, blunt, uncompromising, forthright, categoric.

    Ex: There is a categorical moral imperative for a deepening and a renewal of the concept of collegiality -- that is a blend of intense competition and mutual support -- in relations between research scholars and research librarians.

    Ex: There is a categorical moral imperative for a deepening and a renewal of the concept of collegiality -- that is a blend of intense competition and mutual support -- in relations between research scholars and research librarians.
    Ex: While the operating instructions must be regarded as authoritative, they should not be seen as sacrosanct tablets of stone.
    Ex: The author discusses the range of enquiries he deals with, the sources of information he uses, and the blunt attitude with which he deals with many enquirers.
    Ex: What precipitated that furor was that Panizzi's volume represented a uncompromising rejection of the comfortable ideology of the finding catalog.
    Ex: We have been told once, in clear and forthright terms, what it is that we need.
    Ex: The question of the need for categoric assurances is not locked into a 12 month timeframe or any other timeframe.
    * afirmación categórica = bold statement.

    * * *
    ‹respuesta› categorical
    respondió con un sí categórico his reply was a definite o a categorical o an unequivocal yes
    afirmó en términos categóricos que … he stated in no uncertain terms o categorically that …
    * * *

    categórico
    ◊ -ca adjetivo ‹ respuesta categorical

    categórico,-a adjetivo categorical: le dije de manera categórica que no, I refused point blank

    ' categórico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    categórica
    - radical
    English:
    categoric
    - categorical
    - decided
    - emphatic
    - flat
    - explicit
    - steadfast
    - straight
    * * *
    categórico, -a adj
    categorical;
    respondió con un “no” categórico he replied with a most emphatic “no”
    * * *
    adj categorical
    * * *
    categórico, -ca adj
    : categorical, unequivocal

    Spanish-English dictionary > categórico

  • 19 cerrar

    v.
    María cerró la puerta Mary closed the door.
    2 to close (negocio, colegio) (a diario).
    el gobierno cerrará dos centrales nucleares the government is to close down two nuclear power stations
    3 to close.
    4 to close the door (person).
    ¡cierra, que entra frío! close the door, you're letting the cold in!
    5 to close (negocio, colegio) (a diario).
    ¿a qué hora cierra? what time do you close?
    6 to turn off (grifo, llave de gas).
    Ricardo cerró el agua Richard turned off the water.
    7 to fill, to block (up) (agujero, hueco).
    8 to block (carretera, calle).
    la policía cerró la calle the police closed off the street
    cerrar el paso a alguien to block somebody's way
    9 to close.
    la orquesta cerraba el desfile the orchestra closed the procession
    10 to fence (off), to enclose.
    11 to heal, to close up.
    12 to close down, to close, to lock up, to shut.
    Ellos cierran de noche They close at night.
    13 to block off, to blank off.
    Los huelguistas bloquearon el edificio The strikers blanked off the building
    14 to balance out, to match correctly, to check out correctly, to close.
    Mi contador cierra mis cuentas My accountant balances out my accounts.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ ACERTAR], like link=acertar acertar
    1 to close, shut
    2 (grifo, gas) to turn off; (luz) to turn off, switch off
    3 (cuenta) to close
    4 (cremallera) to zip (up)
    5 (un negocio) to close; (- definitivamente) to close down
    6 (carta) to seal
    7 (discusión) to end, finish
    8 (compra) to close, conclude
    9 (agujero) to plug; (grieta) to fill
    10 (paraguas) to close, shut, put down
    11 (los puños) to clench, close
    12 (frontera, puerto) to close; (camino) to block
    13 (en dominó) to block
    1 to close, shut
    2 (punto) to cast off
    3 (una herida) to close up, heal
    1 to close, shut
    2 (una herida) to close up, heal
    3 AUTOMÓVIL (meterse) to cut in
    4 METEREOLOGÍA to cloud over
    5 figurado (obstinarse) to dig one's heel in, stand fast; (ponerse en actitud intransigente) to close one's mind (a, to)
    \
    cerrar con siete llaves figurado to lock and double-lock
    cerrar el paso a alguien to block somebody's way, bar somebody's way
    cerrar el pico familiar to shut one's trap
    cerrar la boca to shut up
    cerrar la puerta en las narices figurado to shut the door in somebody's face
    cerrar las filas figurado to close ranks
    cerrarse de golpe to slam shut
    * * *
    verb
    1) to close, shut
    2) lock
    4) seal
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [hablando de un objeto abierto] [+ puerta, ventana, boca] to close, shut; [+ cremallera] to do up; [+ camisa] to button, do up; [+ cortina] to draw; [+ paraguas, válvula] to close; [+ carta] to seal; [+ costura, herida] to sew up

    no puedo cerrar esta maletaI can't close o shut this suitcase

    cierra los ojosclose o shut your eyes

    cerró el libro de golpeshe banged o slammed the book shut

    cerré la puerta con llaveI locked the door

    cierra el pico* shut your trap **

    cerrar el puñoto clench one's fist

    fila 3), b)
    2) (=desconectar) [+ gas, grifo, radiador] to turn off
    3) (=bloquear) [+ agujero, brecha, tubo] to block (up); [+ frontera, puerto] to close

    cerrar el paso a algn — to block sb's way

    trató de entrar, pero le cerraron el paso — he tried to get in, but they blocked o barred his way

    4) [+ tienda, negocio] [al final de la jornada] to close, shut; [para siempre] to close, close down
    5) [+ jardín, terreno] [con cerca] to fence in; [con muro] to wall in
    6) (=poner fin a)
    a) [+ debate, narración, programa] to close, end

    cerrar el sistema — (Inform) to shut down the system

    b) [+ desfile] to bring up the rear of
    7)

    cerrar un tratoto seal a deal

    2. VI
    1) [hablando de un objeto abierto] [puerta, ventana] to close, shut; [bragueta] to do up; [paraguas, válvula] to close; [herida] to close up
    2) [persona]

    cierra, que se va a escapar el gato — close o shut the door or the cat will get out

    3) [tienda, negocio] to close, shut

    ¿a qué hora cierran las tiendas el sábado? — what time do the shops close o shut on Saturday?

    4) (Econ) [en la Bolsa] to close
    5) [en dominó] to block; [en Scrabble] to use one's tiles up

    ¡cierro! — I'm out!

    6) (=atacar)

    cerrar con o contra algn — to grapple with sb

    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <puerta/ventana> to close, shut; <ojos/boca> to shut, close
    b) < botella> to put the top on/cork in; < frasco> to put the lid on
    c) <paraguas/abanico/mano> to close; < libro> to close, shut; < puño> to clench
    d) < cortinas> to close, draw; < persianas> to lower, pull down; < abrigo> to fasten, button up; < cremallera> to do up
    2) <grifo/agua/gas> to turn off; < válvula> to close, shut off
    3)
    a) <fábrica/comercio/oficina> (en el quehacer diario, por obras, vacaciones) to close; ( definitivamente) to close (down)
    b) <aeropuerto/carretera/frontera> to close
    4) < cuenta bancaria> to close; <caso/juicio> to close; <acuerdo/negociación> to finalize
    5)
    a) <acto/debate> to bring... to an end; < jornada> to end
    b) <desfile/cortejo> to bring up the rear of
    c) < circuito> to close
    d) <paréntesis/comillas> to close
    2.
    cerrar vi
    1) (hablando de puerta, ventana)

    cierra, que hace frío — close o shut the door (o window etc), it's cold

    ¿cerraste con llave? — did you lock up?

    2) puerta/ventana/cajón to close, shut; grifo/llave de paso to turn off; abrigo/vestido to fasten, do up (BrE)
    3) comercio/oficina (en el quehacer diario, por obras, vacaciones) to close, shut; ( definitivamente) to close (down)
    4) (Fin) dolar/peso to close
    5) ( en dominó) to block; ( en naipes) to go out
    3.
    cerrarse v pron
    1)
    a) puerta/ventana (+ compl) to shut, close

    la puerta se cerró sola/de golpe — the door closed by itself/slammed shut

    b) ojos (+ me/te/le etc) to close
    c) flor/almeja to close up
    d) herida to heal (up)
    2) (refl) < abrigo> to fasten, button up
    3) ( terminar) acto/debate/libro to end, conclude; jornada/año to end
    4) (mostrarse reacio, intransigente)

    se cerró en su actitudhe dug his heels in

    cerrarse a algo: sería cerrarse a la evidencia it would be turning our back on the evidence; se cierran a todo cambio — they're not open to change

    * * *
    = close, close down, seal off, shut down, shut off, zip, fold, fold up + shop.
    Ex. The date due calculated by the circulation programs is always checked against the list of dates the library is closed to ensure that a document is not due when it cannot be returned.
    Ex. In this case, however, summer vacation resulted in universities and other institutions closing down completely right in the middle of her stay.
    Ex. In the case of vast and rapidly growing copyright libraries where the stock is sealed off from the public, specific classification is not worth the effort.
    Ex. Cyberattacks involve routers acting at a predesignated time or trigger time and flooding various targeted Web sites with data -- effectively shutting down the Web site.
    Ex. Advanced design sprinklers shut off water when the fire is out, reducing the risk of water damage.
    Ex. The study investigated the use of a video to teach 3 self-help skills (cleaning sunglasses, putting on a wristwatch, and zipping a jacket) to 3 elementary students with mental disabilities.
    Ex. By the mid-eighties, two of the big companies folded, but were replaced by a handful of small, independent firms = A mediados de los ochenta, dos de las grandes compañías quebraron, pero fueron sustituidas por un puñado de pequeñas empresas independientes.
    Ex. Why talented and passionate business people so often fold up shop while their less talented, less skilled brethren continue to thrive.
    ----
    * cerrar con candado = padlock.
    * cerrar con cierre metálico = shutter.
    * cerrar con llave = lock.
    * cerrar con tablas = board up.
    * cerrar definitivamente = close down + operations, close + Posesivo + doors.
    * cerrar de golpe = slam.
    * cerrar de un portazo = slam.
    * cerrar el catálogo = close + the catalogue.
    * cerrar el negocio = fold up + shop.
    * cerrar filas = close + ranks.
    * cerrar herméticamente = seal.
    * cerrar las escotillas = batten down + hatches.
    * cerrar los postigos = shutter.
    * cerrar muy bien = close + tight.
    * cerrar un acuerdo = conclude + agreement, conclude + deal.
    * cerrar una ventana = switch off + window.
    * cerrar un negocio = go out of + business.
    * cerrar un trato = close + deal.
    * ¡cierra el pico! = put a sock in it!.
    * ¡cierra el pico! = shut your mouth!, shut your face!.
    * ¡cierra la boca! = shut your mouth!, shut your face!.
    * en una abrir y cerrar de ojos = at the flick of a switch, at the drop of a hat.
    * en un abrir y cerrar de ojos = in a jiffy, in the time it takes to flick a switch, with the flick of a switch, in a flash, in no time at all, in next to no time, with the tip of a hat, in and out in a flash, in a heartbeat, as quick as a wink, in a trice.
    * en un abrir y cerrar de ojos = in the blink of an eye, in the twinkling of an eye, in a snap.
    * forzar a cerrar un Negocio = drive out of + business.
    * obligar a cerrar el negocio = force out of + business, force out of + the marketplace.
    * paréntesis que cierra = right parenthesis.
    * que no cierra bien = leaky [leakier -comp., leakiest -sup], leaking.
    * que puede volver a cerrarse herméticamente = resealable.
    * que se cierra automáticamente mediante un muelle = spring-loaded.
    * sin cerrar con llave = unlocked.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <puerta/ventana> to close, shut; <ojos/boca> to shut, close
    b) < botella> to put the top on/cork in; < frasco> to put the lid on
    c) <paraguas/abanico/mano> to close; < libro> to close, shut; < puño> to clench
    d) < cortinas> to close, draw; < persianas> to lower, pull down; < abrigo> to fasten, button up; < cremallera> to do up
    2) <grifo/agua/gas> to turn off; < válvula> to close, shut off
    3)
    a) <fábrica/comercio/oficina> (en el quehacer diario, por obras, vacaciones) to close; ( definitivamente) to close (down)
    b) <aeropuerto/carretera/frontera> to close
    4) < cuenta bancaria> to close; <caso/juicio> to close; <acuerdo/negociación> to finalize
    5)
    a) <acto/debate> to bring... to an end; < jornada> to end
    b) <desfile/cortejo> to bring up the rear of
    c) < circuito> to close
    d) <paréntesis/comillas> to close
    2.
    cerrar vi
    1) (hablando de puerta, ventana)

    cierra, que hace frío — close o shut the door (o window etc), it's cold

    ¿cerraste con llave? — did you lock up?

    2) puerta/ventana/cajón to close, shut; grifo/llave de paso to turn off; abrigo/vestido to fasten, do up (BrE)
    3) comercio/oficina (en el quehacer diario, por obras, vacaciones) to close, shut; ( definitivamente) to close (down)
    4) (Fin) dolar/peso to close
    5) ( en dominó) to block; ( en naipes) to go out
    3.
    cerrarse v pron
    1)
    a) puerta/ventana (+ compl) to shut, close

    la puerta se cerró sola/de golpe — the door closed by itself/slammed shut

    b) ojos (+ me/te/le etc) to close
    c) flor/almeja to close up
    d) herida to heal (up)
    2) (refl) < abrigo> to fasten, button up
    3) ( terminar) acto/debate/libro to end, conclude; jornada/año to end
    4) (mostrarse reacio, intransigente)

    se cerró en su actitudhe dug his heels in

    cerrarse a algo: sería cerrarse a la evidencia it would be turning our back on the evidence; se cierran a todo cambio — they're not open to change

    * * *
    = close, close down, seal off, shut down, shut off, zip, fold, fold up + shop.

    Ex: The date due calculated by the circulation programs is always checked against the list of dates the library is closed to ensure that a document is not due when it cannot be returned.

    Ex: In this case, however, summer vacation resulted in universities and other institutions closing down completely right in the middle of her stay.
    Ex: In the case of vast and rapidly growing copyright libraries where the stock is sealed off from the public, specific classification is not worth the effort.
    Ex: Cyberattacks involve routers acting at a predesignated time or trigger time and flooding various targeted Web sites with data -- effectively shutting down the Web site.
    Ex: Advanced design sprinklers shut off water when the fire is out, reducing the risk of water damage.
    Ex: The study investigated the use of a video to teach 3 self-help skills (cleaning sunglasses, putting on a wristwatch, and zipping a jacket) to 3 elementary students with mental disabilities.
    Ex: By the mid-eighties, two of the big companies folded, but were replaced by a handful of small, independent firms = A mediados de los ochenta, dos de las grandes compañías quebraron, pero fueron sustituidas por un puñado de pequeñas empresas independientes.
    Ex: Why talented and passionate business people so often fold up shop while their less talented, less skilled brethren continue to thrive.
    * cerrar con candado = padlock.
    * cerrar con cierre metálico = shutter.
    * cerrar con llave = lock.
    * cerrar con tablas = board up.
    * cerrar definitivamente = close down + operations, close + Posesivo + doors.
    * cerrar de golpe = slam.
    * cerrar de un portazo = slam.
    * cerrar el catálogo = close + the catalogue.
    * cerrar el negocio = fold up + shop.
    * cerrar filas = close + ranks.
    * cerrar herméticamente = seal.
    * cerrar las escotillas = batten down + hatches.
    * cerrar los postigos = shutter.
    * cerrar muy bien = close + tight.
    * cerrar un acuerdo = conclude + agreement, conclude + deal.
    * cerrar una ventana = switch off + window.
    * cerrar un negocio = go out of + business.
    * cerrar un trato = close + deal.
    * ¡cierra el pico! = put a sock in it!.
    * ¡cierra el pico! = shut your mouth!, shut your face!.
    * ¡cierra la boca! = shut your mouth!, shut your face!.
    * en una abrir y cerrar de ojos = at the flick of a switch, at the drop of a hat.
    * en un abrir y cerrar de ojos = in a jiffy, in the time it takes to flick a switch, with the flick of a switch, in a flash, in no time at all, in next to no time, with the tip of a hat, in and out in a flash, in a heartbeat, as quick as a wink, in a trice.
    * en un abrir y cerrar de ojos = in the blink of an eye, in the twinkling of an eye, in a snap.
    * forzar a cerrar un Negocio = drive out of + business.
    * obligar a cerrar el negocio = force out of + business, force out of + the marketplace.
    * paréntesis que cierra = right parenthesis.
    * que no cierra bien = leaky [leakier -comp., leakiest -sup], leaking.
    * que puede volver a cerrarse herméticamente = resealable.
    * que se cierra automáticamente mediante un muelle = spring-loaded.
    * sin cerrar con llave = unlocked.

    * * *
    cerrar [A5 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹armario/puerta/ventana› to close, shut
    cerró la puerta de un portazo she slammed the door
    2 ‹ojos/boca› to shut, close
    3 ‹maleta› to close; ‹sobre/paquete› to seal
    4 ‹botella› to put the top on/cork in; ‹frasco› to put the top ( o lid etc) on
    un frasco herméticamente cerrado an airtight container
    5 ‹paraguas› to close, put … down; ‹abanico› to close; ‹libro› to close, shut; ‹puño› to clench; ‹mano› to close
    6 ‹cortinas› to close, draw; ‹persianas› to lower, pull down; ‹abrigo› to fasten, button up, do up ( BrE)
    ciérrame la cremallera can you zip me up?, can you do my zip up? ( BrE)
    B ‹grifo› to turn off; ‹válvula› to close, shut off; ‹agua/gas› to turn off
    C
    1 ‹fábrica/comercio/oficina› (en el quehacer diario) to close, shut; (por obras, vacaciones) to close; (definitivamente) to close, close down
    2 ‹aeropuerto/carretera› to close; ‹frontera› to close
    la calle está cerrada al tráfico the street is closed to traffic
    3 ‹terreno› to fence off
    D
    1 (en labores de punto) to cast off; (en costura) to sew up
    2 ( fam) (al operar) to close … up
    E
    1 ‹plazo/matrícula›
    han cerrado el plazo de inscripción the enrollment period has closed o finished
    2 ‹cuenta bancaria› to close
    3 ‹caso/juicio› to close; ‹acuerdo/negociación› to finalize
    F
    1 (poner fin a) ‹acto/debate› to bring … to an end; ‹jornada› to end
    antes de cerrar nuestra programación de hoy … before ending today's programs …, before bringing today's programs to a close …
    los trágicos acontecimientos que han cerrado el año the tragic events with which the year has ended
    estas declaraciones cerraron una jornada tensa these statements ended o came at the end of a tense day
    2 ‹desfile/cortejo› to bring up the rear of
    3 ‹circunferencia› to close up; ‹circuito› to close
    4 ‹paréntesis/comillas› to close
    ■ cerrar
    vi
    A
    (hablando de una puerta, ventana): cierra, que hace frío close o shut the door ( o window etc), it's cold
    ¿cerraste con llave? did you lock the door?, did you lock up?
    B «puerta/ventana/cajón» to close, shut; «grifo/llave de paso» to turn off; «abrigo/vestido» to fasten, do up ( BrE)
    la puerta no cierra bien the door won't shut o close properly, the door doesn't shut o close properly
    esta botella no cierra bien I can't get the top back on this bottle properly, the top won't go on properly
    ¿la falda cierra por detrás o por el lado? does the skirt fasten at the back or at the side?
    C «comercio/oficina» (en el quehacer diario) to close, shut; (por obras, vacaciones) to close, shut; (definitivamente) to close, close down, shut down
    ¿a qué hora cierran? what time do you close?
    no cerramos al mediodía we are open o we stay open at lunchtime, we don't close for lunch
    [ S ] cerramos los lunes closed Mondays, we are closed on Mondays
    D (en labores de punto) to cast off
    E ( Fin) to close
    el dólar cerró a … the dollar closed at …
    F (en dominó) to block; (en naipes) to go out
    A
    1
    «puerta/ventana» (+ compl): la puerta se cerró de golpe/sola the door slammed shut/closed by itself
    2 «ojos» (+ me/te/le etc) to close
    se me cierran los ojos de cansancio I'm so tired I can't keep my eyes open
    3 «flor/almeja» to close up
    4 «herida» to heal, heal up, close up
    B ( refl) ‹abrigo› to fasten, button up, do up ( BrE)
    ciérrate la cremallera zip yourself up, zip up your dress ( o jacket etc), do your zip up ( BrE)
    C (terminar) «acto/debate» to end, conclude; «jornada» to end
    el libro se cierra con unas páginas dedicadas a … the book ends o closes o concludes with a few pages on the subject of …
    otro año que se cierra sin que se resuelva another year ends o comes to an end without a solution
    D
    (mostrarse reacio, intransigente): se cerró y no quiso saber nada más she closed her mind and refused to listen to any more about it
    se cerró en su actitud he dug his heels in
    cerrarse A algo:
    sería cerrarse a la evidencia negar que … we would be turning our back on the evidence if we were to deny that …
    se cerró a todo lo nuevo she refused to consider anything new, she closed her mind to anything new
    * * *

     

    cerrar ( conjugate cerrar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a)puerta/ventana to close, shut;

    ojos/boca to shut, close;

    b) botellato put the top on/cork in;

    frasco to put the lid on;
    sobre to seal
    c)paraguas/abanico/mano to close;

    libro to close, shut;
    puño to clench
    d) cortinas to close, draw;

    persianas to lower, pull down;
    abrigo to fasten, button up;
    cremallerato do … up
    e)grifo/agua/gas to turn off;

    válvula to close, shut off
    2
    a)fábrica/comercio/oficina› ( en el quehacer diario) to close;

    ( definitivamente) to close (down)
    b)aeropuerto/carretera/frontera to close

    3

    b)caso/juicio to close

    c)acuerdo/negociación to finalize

    d)acto/debateto bring … to an end

    verbo intransitivo
    1 (hablando de puerta, ventana):
    cierra, que hace frío close o shut the door (o window etc), it's cold;

    ¿cerraste con llave? did you lock up?
    2 [puerta/ventana/cajón] to close, shut
    3 [comercio/oficina] ( en el quehacer diario) to close, shut;
    ( definitivamente) to close (down)
    cerrarse verbo pronominal
    1
    a) [puerta/ventana] to shut, close;


    b) [ ojos] to close;


    c) [flor/almeja] to close up


    2 ( refl) ‹ abrigo to fasten, button up;
    cremallerato do … up
    3 [acto/debate/jornada] to end
    cerrar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 to shut, close
    (con llave) to lock
    (un grifo abierto) to turn off
    (el ordenador) to turn off, switch off
    (subir una cremallera) to do up
    (un sobre) to seal
    (los puños) to clench
    2 (un negocio temporalmente) to close
    (definitivamente) to close down
    3 (un trato, un acuerdo) to finalize
    (liquidar una cuenta bancaria) to close
    4 (un acceso, un servicio de transporte) to close
    (bloquear) cerrarle el paso a alguien, to block sb's way
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 to close, shut
    2 (un negocio temporalmente) to close
    (definitivamente) to close down
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar cerrar el pico, to shut one's trap
    ' cerrar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abrir
    - abrochar
    - cerrada
    - cerrado
    - cierre
    - ojo
    - pico
    - sellar
    - amabilidad
    - bondad
    - canilla
    - cierra
    - cierro
    - correr
    - cuenta
    - doble
    - grifo
    - junta
    - juntar
    - llave
    - paréntesis
    - trato
    English:
    attendant
    - bargain
    - barricade
    - block in
    - bolt
    - clinch
    - close
    - close down
    - closed
    - draw
    - enter into
    - fasten
    - fasten down
    - lock
    - lock up
    - padlock
    - push to
    - seal
    - seal off
    - seal up
    - secure
    - shut
    - shut down
    - shut up
    - slam
    - snap
    - stick together
    - strike
    - tight
    - to
    - trice
    - turn off
    - twinkling
    - wall in
    - whisk away
    - whisk off
    - wind up
    - zip up
    - board
    - business
    - cast
    - conclude
    - fold
    - main
    - time
    - turn
    - will
    - wind
    - wrap
    - zip
    * * *
    vt
    1. [en general] to close;
    [puerta, cajón, boca, tienda] to shut, to close; Informát [archivo] to close; [con llave] to lock; [grifo, llave de gas] to turn off; [botella] to put the top on; [tarro] to put the lid o top on; [carta, sobre] to seal; [cortinas] to draw, to close; [persianas] to pull down; [agujero, hueco] to fill, to block (up); [puños] to clench;
    cierra el gas cuando salgas turn the gas off when you leave;
    una corriente de aire cerró la puerta a draught blew the door shut;
    Fam
    ¡cierra el pico! shut your trap!
    2. [negocio, colegio] [a diario] to close;
    [permanentemente] to close down;
    el gobierno cerrará dos centrales nucleares the government is to close down two nuclear power stations
    3. [vallar] to fence (off), to enclose;
    cerraron el balcón para convertirlo en comedor they closed o walled off the balcony and converted it into a dining room
    4. [carretera, calle] to close off;
    también Fig
    cerrar el paso a alguien to block sb's way;
    una valla les cerraba la salida a fence blocked their way out
    5. [manifestación, desfile] to bring up the rear of;
    cerrar la marcha [ir en última posición] to bring up the rear;
    la orquesta cerraba el desfile the orchestra closed the procession
    6. [gestiones, acuerdo] to finalize;
    han cerrado un trato para… they've reached an agreement o made a deal to…;
    cerraron el trato ayer they wrapped up the deal yesterday;
    cerraron las conversaciones sin ningún acuerdo they ended the talks without reaching an agreement
    7. [cicatrizar] to heal, to close up
    8. Elec [circuito] to close
    9. [circunferencia, círculo] to complete;
    cerraron la carretera de circunvalación they completed the Br ring road o US beltway
    10. [signo ortográfico] to close;
    cerrar comillas/paréntesis to close inverted commas/brackets
    11. [posibilidades] to put an end to;
    el último atentado cierra cualquier esperanza de acuerdo the most recent attack puts an end to any hopes of an agreement
    12. [terminar] to close;
    el discurso del Presidente cerró el año legislativo the President's speech brought the parliamentary year to a close;
    esta corrida cierra la temporada taurina this bullfight rounds off the bullfighting season;
    cerró su participación en el torneo con una derrota they lost their last game in the tournament
    13. [plegar] to close up;
    cerró el paraguas he closed his umbrella
    14. Prensa
    el periódico cerró la edición más tarde de lo normal the newspaper went to press later than usual
    vi
    1. [en general] to close;
    [tienda] to close, to shut; [con llave, pestillo] to lock up;
    este cajón no cierra bien this drawer doesn't shut properly;
    la Bolsa cerró con pérdidas the stock market closed down several points;
    RP Fam
    ¡cerrá y vamos!: si no quieren ayudarnos, ¡cerrá y vamos! if they don't want to help us, let's not waste any more time over this
    2. [persona] to close the door;
    ¡cierra, que entra frío! close the door, you're letting the cold in!;
    me olvidé de cerrar con llave I forgot to lock the door
    3. [negocio, colegio] [a diario] to close;
    [definitivamente] to close down;
    ¿a qué hora cierra? what time do you close?;
    la biblioteca cierra a las ocho the library closes at eight;
    cerramos los domingos [en letrero] closed on Sundays
    4. [en juego de cartas] to go out;
    [en dominó] to block
    5. [herida] to close up, to heal
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 close; para siempre close down;
    cerrar al tráfico close to traffic
    2 tubería block
    3 grifo turn off
    4 terreno, finca enclose; frontera close
    5 acuerdo close
    II v/i close; para siempre close down;
    la puerta no cierra bien the door doesn’t shut properly;
    al cerrar el día at the end of the day
    * * *
    cerrar {55} vt
    1) : to close, to shut
    2) : to turn off
    3) : to bring to an end
    cerrar vi
    1) : to close up, to lock up
    2) : to close down
    * * *
    cerrar vb
    1. (en general) to close / to shut
    ¿a qué hora cerráis? what time do you close?
    2. (con llave) to lock
    ¿has cerrado la puerta con llave? have you locked the door?
    3. (gas, grifo) to turn off
    cerrar de golpe to slam [pt. & pp. slammed]
    cerrar la cremallera to zip up [pt. & pp. zipped]

    Spanish-English dictionary > cerrar

  • 20 cerrar con llave

    to lock
    * * *
    (v.) = lock
    Ex. She put the dishes in the sink, locked the balcony door, found her purse, and sallied forth.
    * * *
    (v.) = lock

    Ex: She put the dishes in the sink, locked the balcony door, found her purse, and sallied forth.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cerrar con llave

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