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measure it lengthwise

  • 1 largo

    adj.
    1 long, lengthy.
    2 tall.
    3 largo.
    intj.
    get out, beat it, scram, get out of here.
    m.
    1 length.
    2 largo, slow-paced musical movement.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: largar.
    * * *
    3 (alto) tall
    ¡qué largo está tu hijo! hasn't your son grown!
    1 length
    ¿qué mide de largo? how long is it?, what length is it?
    2 (de tela) length
    3 (de piscina) length, US lap
    4 MÚSICA largo
    1 (de vehículo) full beam, full headlights
    interjección ¡largo!
    1 familiar get out!
    ¡largo de aquí! get out of here!
    \
    a la larga in the long run
    a lo largo lengthwise
    a lo largo de along, throughout
    dar largas a alguien to put somebody off
    dar largas a algo to put off doing something
    esto va para largo this is going to take a long time
    ir de largo to wear a long dress
    largo y tendido at length
    ser más largo,-a que un día sin pan familiar to take ages, take forever
    pasar de largo to pass by
    tener para largo to be busy for a long time
    ¿tienes para largo? will you be long?
    venir de largo to go back a long way
    vestir de largo to wear a long dress
    ————————
    1 length
    ¿qué mide de largo? how long is it?, what length is it?
    2 (de tela) length
    3 (de piscina) length, US lap
    4 MÚSICA largo
    * * *
    1. noun m. 2. (f. - larga)
    adj.
    - a lo largo
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) [indicando longitud] [pasillo, pelo, uñas] long

    esa chaqueta te está o te queda larga — that jacket is too long for you

    ser largo de piernasto have long legs

    ponerse de largo — (=vestirse) to wear a long dress/skirt; (=debutar) to make one's début

    ¿hay que ponerse de largo para la cena? — do we have to wear evening dress to the dinner?

    diente, luz, mano, puesta, vestir
    2) [indicando distancia] [distancia, camino] long

    pasar de largo — [persona, autobús] to go past; [momento, oportunidad] to go by

    de largo recorrido[vuelo] long-haul antes de s ; [tren, autobús] long-distance antes de s

    seguir de largo — * (=no parar) to keep on going; (=pasar de lado) to pass by

    3) [indicando duración] [espera, viaje, sílaba, película] long

    hacerse largo, no se me hizo nada larga la clase — the class didn't seem at all long to me

    para largo, la reunión va para largo — the meeting looks like being a long one, the meeting looks like going on for some time yet

    a largo plazoin the long term

    venir de largo, este problema viene de largo — this problem goes back a long way, this problem started way back *

    4) (=indicando exceso) good
    5) * [persona] tall

    tú que eres tan largo, alcánzame ese tarro — you're tall, can you reach that jar for me?

    se cayó al suelo cuan largo era o todo lo largo que era — he fell flat on his face, he measured his length on the floor

    6) [locuciones]

    a lo largo — (=longitudinalmente) lengthways; (=a lo lejos) (far away) in the distance

    a lo largo de[+ río, pared] along; [+ día, mes, año] all through, throughout

    a lo más largo — at the most

    7) Esp * (=astuto) sharp
    8) Esp (=generoso) generous
    9) Esp [cuerda] loose, slack
    10) Esp (Agr) [cosecha] abundant, plentiful
    2. SM
    1) (=longitud) length

    ¿cuánto tiene de largo? — how long is it?, what's its length?

    2) (=unidad de medida) [de falda, piscina] length; [de cortina] drop
    3) (Cine) (tb: largometraje) feature film
    4) (Mús) largo
    3.
    ADV *

    ¡largo (de aquí)! — clear off!, get lost!

    * * *
    I
    - ga adjetivo
    1)
    a) <palo/camino/pasillo> long; <pelo/piernas/ropa> long

    a lo largo<cortar/partir> lengthways

    a lo largo de — (de camino, río) along; (de jornada, novela) throughout

    de largo vestirse to wear a long skirt/dress; ponerse debutante to come out

    2) ( extenso) long; <novela/sílaba> long

    ir para largo — (fam)

    II
    1) ( longitud) length

    ¿cuánto mide de largo? — how long is it?

    2) ( en natación) lap (AmE), length (BrE)
    3) (Mús) largo
    III
    interjección (fam) tb
    * * *
    = lengthy [lengthier -comp., lengthiest -sup.], long [longer -comp., longest -sup.], protracted, circuitous, floor-length.
    Ex. Informative abstract tend to be relatively lengthy.
    Ex. Uneven allocation will lead to some subjects having relatively short notation at the expense of others with relatively long notation.
    Ex. This project should soon become operational after a somewhat protracted developmental period.
    Ex. The printed indexes provided are difficult to use and do not give enough detail, resulting in lengthy and sometimes circuitous searches for required information.
    Ex. This floor-length wedding dress is made of fine apple green taffeta, high waisted, with a small train, and the bodice lined with coarse white linen.
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    * a la larga = in the long term, in the long run, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long run.
    * a largo plazo = in the long run, over the long run, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a lo largo de = down.
    * 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 más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida = lifelong learning.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * camino largo y tortuoso = long and winding road.
    * con las manos muy largas = light-fingered.
    * dar largas = stonewall, play for + time.
    * darle largas = play + Nombre + along.
    * darle largas a Algo = drag + Posesivo + feet, drag + Posesivo + heels.
    * de cuerpo largo = long-bodied.
    * de hojas largas = long-leaved.
    * de larga distancia = long-distance.
    * de larga duración = long-lasting, feature-length.
    * de mangas largas = long-sleeved.
    * de talle largo = high waisted.
    * de tiros largos = dressed (up) to the nines.
    * hacer largos = swim + laps.
    * iguales de largo = of equal length.
    * incentivo laboral a largo plazo = golden handcuffs.
    * larga distancia = long haul.
    * larga duración = longevity.
    * larga puesta de sol = lingering sunset.
    * largas distancias = large distances.
    * largo atardecer = lingering sunset.
    * largos períodos de tiempo = long periods of time.
    * largo y delgado = spindly [spindlier -comp., spindliest -sup.].
    * largo y tendido = long and protracted.
    * llamada de larga distancia = long-distance call.
    * llamada telefónica de larga distancia = long-distance (tele)phone call.
    * LP (disco de larga duración) = LP (long play record).
    * más largo que un día sin pan = as long as (my/your) arm.
    * meter de largo = take up.
    * nadar largos = swim + laps.
    * Número + de largo = Número + long.
    * pantalones largos = long pants.
    * pasar de largo = bypass [by-pass].
    * pasar de largo rápidamente = race + past.
    * que viene de largo = long-running.
    * tener una larga historia = extend + far back, stretch + far back in time.
    * tener una larga trayectoria de = have + a long story of, have + a track record of.
    * tener un día muy largo = have + a long day.
    * una yarda de largo = a yard long.
    * y un largo etcétera = and so on and so forth, and so on, and so on....
    * * *
    I
    - ga adjetivo
    1)
    a) <palo/camino/pasillo> long; <pelo/piernas/ropa> long

    a lo largo<cortar/partir> lengthways

    a lo largo de — (de camino, río) along; (de jornada, novela) throughout

    de largo vestirse to wear a long skirt/dress; ponerse debutante to come out

    2) ( extenso) long; <novela/sílaba> long

    ir para largo — (fam)

    II
    1) ( longitud) length

    ¿cuánto mide de largo? — how long is it?

    2) ( en natación) lap (AmE), length (BrE)
    3) (Mús) largo
    III
    interjección (fam) tb
    * * *
    = lengthy [lengthier -comp., lengthiest -sup.], long [longer -comp., longest -sup.], protracted, circuitous, floor-length.

    Ex: Informative abstract tend to be relatively lengthy.

    Ex: Uneven allocation will lead to some subjects having relatively short notation at the expense of others with relatively long notation.
    Ex: This project should soon become operational after a somewhat protracted developmental period.
    Ex: The printed indexes provided are difficult to use and do not give enough detail, resulting in lengthy and sometimes circuitous searches for required information.
    Ex: This floor-length wedding dress is made of fine apple green taffeta, high waisted, with a small train, and the bodice lined with coarse white linen.
    * a la larga = in the long term, in the long run, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long run.
    * a largo plazo = in the long run, over the long run, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a lo largo de = down.
    * 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 más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida = lifelong learning.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * camino largo y tortuoso = long and winding road.
    * con las manos muy largas = light-fingered.
    * dar largas = stonewall, play for + time.
    * darle largas = play + Nombre + along.
    * darle largas a Algo = drag + Posesivo + feet, drag + Posesivo + heels.
    * de cuerpo largo = long-bodied.
    * de hojas largas = long-leaved.
    * de larga distancia = long-distance.
    * de larga duración = long-lasting, feature-length.
    * de mangas largas = long-sleeved.
    * de talle largo = high waisted.
    * de tiros largos = dressed (up) to the nines.
    * hacer largos = swim + laps.
    * iguales de largo = of equal length.
    * incentivo laboral a largo plazo = golden handcuffs.
    * larga distancia = long haul.
    * larga duración = longevity.
    * larga puesta de sol = lingering sunset.
    * largas distancias = large distances.
    * largo atardecer = lingering sunset.
    * largos períodos de tiempo = long periods of time.
    * largo y delgado = spindly [spindlier -comp., spindliest -sup.].
    * largo y tendido = long and protracted.
    * llamada de larga distancia = long-distance call.
    * llamada telefónica de larga distancia = long-distance (tele)phone call.
    * LP (disco de larga duración) = LP (long play record).
    * más largo que un día sin pan = as long as (my/your) arm.
    * meter de largo = take up.
    * nadar largos = swim + laps.
    * Número + de largo = Número + long.
    * pantalones largos = long pants.
    * pasar de largo = bypass [by-pass].
    * pasar de largo rápidamente = race + past.
    * que viene de largo = long-running.
    * tener una larga historia = extend + far back, stretch + far back in time.
    * tener una larga trayectoria de = have + a long story of, have + a track record of.
    * tener un día muy largo = have + a long day.
    * una yarda de largo = a yard long.
    * y un largo etcétera = and so on and so forth, and so on, and so on....

    * * *
    largo1 -ga
    A
    1 ‹camino/pasillo› long; ‹pelo/uñas/piernas› long; ‹falda/pantalones› long
    una camisa de manga larga a long-sleeved shirt
    las mangas me quedan largas the sleeves are too long (for me)
    se cayó cuan largo era he fell flat on his face
    es un tío muy largo ( fam); he's very tall o ( colloq) lanky
    2 ( en locs):
    a lo largo ‹cortar/partir› lengthwise, lengthways
    a lo largo de (de un camino, río) along; (de una jornada, novela) throughout
    los libros que publicó a lo largo de su vida the books she published during her lifetime o in the course of her life
    tras los incidentes que se han producido a lo largo de la semana following the incidents which have taken place in the course of the week
    a lo largo y ancho del continente americano all over o throughout the American continent, the length and breadth of the American continent
    ponerse de largo to wear a long skirt/dress; (como debutante) to come out
    B ‹espera/viaje/visita› long; ‹conferencia/novela› long; ‹vocal/sílaba› long
    la semana se me ha hecho muy larga it's been a long week
    un juicio que se está haciendo muy largo a trial which is going on for a long time o dragging on
    les unía una larga amistad they had been friends for a long time
    es muy largo de contar it's a long story
    un tren de largo recorrido a long-distance train
    ir para largo ( fam): parece que va para largo it looks like it's going to be a while yet o to go on for a while yet
    largo y tendido at great length
    hablaron largo y tendido sobre el tema they discussed the topic at great length, they had a lengthy discussion on the subject
    pasar or seguir de largo to go straight past
    ser más largo que un día sin pan or ( RPl) que esperanza de pobre ( fam); to take forever ( colloq)
    venir de largo to go back a long way
    esa disputa ya viene de largo that dispute goes back a long way o has been going on for a long time, that is a longstanding dispute
    C
    (en expresiones de cantidad): media hora larga a good half-hour
    tres kilómetros largos a good three kilometers
    A
    1 (longitud) length
    ¿cuánto mide or tiene de largo? what length is it?, how long is it?
    3 metros de ancho por 2 de largo 2 meters long by 3 meters wide
    el largo de un vestido the length of a dress
    2 (en costura) length
    3 (en natación) lap ( AmE), length ( BrE)
    B ( Mús) largo
    ( fam) tb
    ¡largo de aquí! go away!, get out of here!
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    Del verbo largar: ( conjugate largar)

    largo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    largó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    largar    
    largo
    largar ( conjugate largar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) (Náut) ‹amarras/cabo to let out, pay out

    b) (RPl) (soltar, dejar caer) to let … go

    2discurso/sermón to give;
    palabrota/insulto to let fly
    3 (fam) ( despedir) to fire, to give … the boot (colloq);
    novio to ditch
    4 (CS, Méx) (Dep) ‹ pelota to throw;
    carrera to start
    largarse verbo pronominal
    a) (fam) ( irse) to beat it (colloq);

    ¡yo me largo! I'm taking off! (AmE), I'm off! (BrE) (colloq)

    b) (CS fam) ( empezar) to start, get going (colloq);

    largose a hacer algo to start to do sth, to start doing sth
    largo 1
    ◊ -ga adjetivo



    es muy largo de contar it's a long story;
    un tren de largo recorrido a long-distance train
    b) ( en locs)

    a lo largocortar/partir lengthways;

    a lo largo de (de camino, río) along;

    (de jornada, novela) throughout;
    (de una semana, vida) in the course of;
    de largo vestirseto wear a long skirt/dress;

    ver tb pasar I 1a;
    va para largo (fam) it's going to be a while
    largo 2 sustantivo masculino

    ¿cuánto mide de largo? how long is it?

    b) ( en natación) lap (AmE), length (BrE)

    ■ interjección (fam) tb
    ¡largo de aquí! get out of here!

    largar verbo transitivo
    1 familiar to give
    2 fam (expulsar, despedir) to sack
    largo,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (con longitud superior a la normal) long
    2 (con duración superior a la normal) long, lengthy: es una película muy larga, it's a very long film
    se me hizo larga la espera, the wait dragged
    la conferencia duró tres horas largas, the lecture lasted for a good three hours
    II sustantivo masculino
    1 (longitud) length: ¿cuánto tiene de largo?, how long is it?
    2 Natación length
    3 Mús largo
    III adverbio largo, at length: hablaremos largo (y tendido) de ello, we'll talk at length about it
    ♦ Locuciones: a lo largo de, (longitud) along
    (tiempo) through
    a la larga, in the long run
    va para largo, it's going to go on a long time
    familiar ¡largo (de aquí)!, clear off!

    ' largo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alquilar
    - ampliar
    - caña
    - constante
    - de
    - escaramuza
    - exilio
    - larga
    - monótona
    - monótono
    - pasar
    - puesta
    - rato
    - recorrido
    - remo
    - sacar
    - tren
    - alcance
    - bordear
    - compensar
    - contar
    - conversar
    - detenido
    - doble
    - fuete
    - gabán
    - ir
    - largar
    - litoral
    - longitud
    - medio
    - medir
    - pelucón
    - plazo
    - por
    - quedar
    - salto
    - seguir
    - tener
    - traje
    - vida
    - zapallito
    English:
    along
    - applicant
    - arm
    - bracing
    - bus
    - by
    - coat
    - delinquency
    - down
    - ear
    - flowing
    - forward
    - full-length
    - gown
    - hop
    - howl
    - length
    - lengthways
    - lengthwise
    - lengthy
    - long
    - long-distance
    - long-range
    - long-term
    - pass along
    - pass by
    - plough through
    - protracted
    - quite
    - race along
    - ride
    - short
    - span
    - story
    - term
    - tour
    - trek
    - walk off
    - walk with
    - with
    - woodwork
    - back
    - coast
    - drag
    - draw
    - fight
    - full
    - gauntlet
    - -ish
    - knee
    * * *
    largo, -a
    adj
    1. [en el espacio] long;
    lleva el pelo largo she has long hair;
    un misil de largo alcance a long-range missile;
    un vestido largo a long dress;
    unos pantalones largos long Br trousers o US pants;
    me está o [m5] queda largo it's too long for me;
    vestirse de largo to wear evening dress
    2. [en el tiempo] long;
    estuvo enfermo largo tiempo he was ill for a long time;
    los parados de larga duración the long-term unemployed;
    vivió allí largos años she lived there for many years;
    es largo de contar/explicar it's a long story;
    la película se me hizo muy larga the movie o Br film seemed to drag on forever;
    la espera fue muy larga it was a very long wait
    3. [sobrado]
    media hora larga a good half hour;
    debió de costar un millón largo it must have cost a million and then some;
    tiene setenta años largos she's well into her seventies
    4. Fam [alto] tall;
    ¡qué tipo más largo! that guy's really tall
    5.
    a lo largo [en espacio] lengthways, lengthwise;
    es más fácil si lo cortas a lo largo it's easier if you cut it lengthways o lengthwise;
    a lo largo de [en el tiempo] throughout;
    a lo largo de veinte años nunca había visto algo así in twenty years I'd never seen such a thing;
    recibimos varias llamadas a lo largo del día de ayer we received several calls throughout yesterday;
    el virus se extendió a lo largo y ancho del país the virus spread throughout the country;
    han construido numerosos hoteles a lo largo de la costa they've built several hotels all along the coast
    6. Comp
    Fam
    ser más largo que un día sin pan [de duración] to go on forever;
    [de estatura] to be a giant; RP
    7. Esp larga duración long-life;
    CSur, Ecuad larga vida long-life
    adv
    1. [largamente]
    un asunto sobre el que hemos hablado largo a matter that we have discussed at length;
    esta huelga va para largo this strike looks like it's going to be with us for a while yet;
    largo y tendido: habló largo y tendido sobre su último disco she talked at great length about her latest record;
    ha escrito largo y tendido sobre el asunto he has written extensively on the matter
    2. Mús largo
    nm
    1. [longitud] length;
    ¿cuánto mide o [m5]tiene de largo?, ¿cómo es de largo? how long is it?;
    tiene dos metros de largo it's two metres long
    2. [de piscina] length;
    hacerse tres largos to swim o do three lengths
    3. Fam [largometraje] feature
    4. Mús largo
    interj
    go away!;
    ¡largo de aquí! get out (of here)!
    * * *
    I adj long; persona tall;
    esto va para largo this will take some time;
    pasar de largo go (straight) past;
    tener setenta años largos be a good seventy years old
    II m length;
    tener tres metros de largo be three meters long;
    poner a alguien de largo dress s.o. in a long dress
    III int
    :
    ¡largo (de aquí)! get out of here!;
    ¡largo! fam scram! fam
    IV
    :
    a la larga in the long run;
    largo y tendido at great length;
    a lo largo del día throughout the day;
    a lo largo de muchos años over the course of many years;
    a lo largo de la calle along the street
    * * *
    largo, -ga adj
    1) : long
    2)
    a lo largo : lengthwish
    3)
    a lo largo de : along
    4)
    a la larga : in the long run
    largo nm
    : length
    tres metros de largo: three meters long
    * * *
    largo1 adj long
    largo2 n length

    Spanish-English dictionary > largo

  • 2 a lo largo

    Spanish-English dictionary > a lo largo

  • 3 Brillouin

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    * fórmula para la medición de la información de Brillouin = Brillouin's information measure.
    * * *
    * fórmula para la medición de la información de Brillouin = Brillouin's information measure.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Brillouin

  • 4 Notación Lineal de Wiswesser

    Ex. A technique for computing a quantitative measure of similarity between chemical structures encoded in Wiswesser Line Notation is described.
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    Ex: A technique for computing a quantitative measure of similarity between chemical structures encoded in Wiswesser Line Notation is described.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Notación Lineal de Wiswesser

  • 5 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
    ————————
    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
    ————————
    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
    A,
    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

  • 6 a partes iguales

    into equal parts
    * * *
    = share and share alike, in equal measure(s)
    Ex. Results suggest that people endorse a 'losers weepers' norm more often than they do a 'finders keepers' or ' share and share alike' norm, although all were endorsed.
    Ex. Despite the fact I heard twitters of laughter from the audience, there is nothing funny in this movie, which mocks Christianity, Judaism, and Islam in equal measures.
    * * *
    = share and share alike, in equal measure(s)

    Ex: Results suggest that people endorse a 'losers weepers' norm more often than they do a 'finders keepers' or ' share and share alike' norm, although all were endorsed.

    Ex: Despite the fact I heard twitters of laughter from the audience, there is nothing funny in this movie, which mocks Christianity, Judaism, and Islam in equal measures.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a partes iguales

  • 7 acaso

    adv.
    perhaps.
    ¿acaso no lo sabías? are you trying to tell me you didn't know?
    m.
    chance, accident, fortune, luck.
    * * *
    1 perhaps, maybe
    ¿acaso no lo viste? didn't you see him?
    1 (suerte) chance
    \
    por si acaso just in case
    no es mala persona, si acaso un poco brusco he isn't a bad person, he's just a little brusque
    * * *
    adv.
    * * *
    1. ADV
    1) [en preguntas retóricas]

    ¿acaso no te lo he dicho cien veces? — haven't I told you a hundred times?

    ¿acaso tengo yo la culpa de lo que haga mi hermana? — (how) am I to blame for what my sister does?

    ¿acaso yo lo sé? — how would I know?

    2) frm (=quizá) perhaps
    3)

    si acaso: no quiero nada, si acaso algo de fruta — I don't want anything, except maybe o perhaps some fruit

    está bueno, si acaso un poco dulce — it's quite good, if perhaps a bit too sweet

    no tienes que ir, si acaso lo llamas por teléfono — you don't have to go, just give him a phone call

    si acaso llama, dímelo — if by any chance he phones, let me know

    4)

    llévalo por si acaso hace falta — take it, just in case you need it

    2.
    SM frm chance

    por acaso, por un acaso — by (any) chance

    * * *

    ¿acaso no te lo dije? — I told you, didn't I?

    ¿cómo lo sabes? ¿acaso estabas allí? — how do you know? were you there or something?

    ¿acaso tengo yo la culpa? — is it my fault?

    ¿acaso no sabes que...? — don't you know that...?

    si acaso: si acaso me necesitaras if you need me; no fue tan horrible, si acaso un poco largo — it wasn't that bad, a bit long maybe o perhaps

    3) (liter) ( quizás)

    acaso + subj — maybe, perhaps

    acaso sea cierto lo que dijomaybe o perhaps what she said is true

    * * *
    = at all.
    Ex. Students who slight preclass preparation are a drag on the class; they will not know what is going on and if they speak at all will frequently attempt to wrest the discussion away from the case to more comfortable topics.
    ----
    * por si acaso = in case of, on the off chance, just in case, on spec, for good measure.
    * si acaso = if ever, if at all, if and when.
    * * *

    ¿acaso no te lo dije? — I told you, didn't I?

    ¿cómo lo sabes? ¿acaso estabas allí? — how do you know? were you there or something?

    ¿acaso tengo yo la culpa? — is it my fault?

    ¿acaso no sabes que...? — don't you know that...?

    si acaso: si acaso me necesitaras if you need me; no fue tan horrible, si acaso un poco largo — it wasn't that bad, a bit long maybe o perhaps

    3) (liter) ( quizás)

    acaso + subj — maybe, perhaps

    acaso sea cierto lo que dijomaybe o perhaps what she said is true

    * * *

    Ex: Students who slight preclass preparation are a drag on the class; they will not know what is going on and if they speak at all will frequently attempt to wrest the discussion away from the case to more comfortable topics.

    * por si acaso = in case of, on the off chance, just in case, on spec, for good measure.
    * si acaso = if ever, if at all, if and when.

    * * *
    A
    (en preguntas): ¿cómo lo sabes? ¿acaso estabas allí? how do you know? were you there by any chance?
    ¿acaso tengo yo la culpa de que se averió? is it my fault it broke down?
    ¿acaso no sabes que lo que has hecho es un delito? don't you know that what you've done is a crime?
    B ( en locs)
    1
    por si acaso just in case
    yo me haría un seguro, por si acaso I'd take out some insurance, just in case
    por si acaso no te lo han dicho (just) in case nobody's told you
    ni por si acaso (CS fam): ése no te ayuda ni por si acaso you'll never get him to help you ( colloq)
    2
    si acaso: si acaso me necesitaras, estaré en mi oficina if you should need me, I'll be in my office
    no fue tan horrible, si acaso un poco cansador it wasn't that bad, a little tiring maybe o perhaps
    si acaso dile que lo vas a pensar maybe o perhaps you could tell her you'll think about it
    si acaso cómpralo y si no te sirve lo devuelves you could always buy it and bring it back if it's not right
    C ( liter) (quizás) acaso + SUBJ maybe, perhaps
    acaso sea cierto lo que dijo maybe o perhaps what she said is true
    * * *

     

    acaso adverbio
    1 ( en preguntas):
    ¿acaso no te lo dije? I told you, didn't I?;

    ¿acaso tengo yo la culpa? is it my fault?
    2 ( en locs)

    si acaso ( quizás) maybe, perhaps;

    ( en caso de que) if
    acaso
    I adv (duda) perhaps, maybe
    (retórico) ¿acaso no te lo advertí?, didn't I warn you?
    irón ¿acaso se le ha olvidado dónde está la salida?, has he forgotten the way out, then?
    II conj si acaso no estuviera..., if he shouldn't be there...
    llámame antes de venir por si acaso no estoy, give me a ring before you come in case I'm not in
    III sustantivo masculino fate
    ♦ Locuciones: por si acaso, sé amable con ella, be nice to her, just in case
    ' acaso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    si
    - por
    English:
    case
    - chance
    - in
    - just
    - off-chance
    - side
    - standby
    - off
    - safe
    - spare
    - spec
    * * *
    adv
    1. [quizá] perhaps;
    es acaso su mejor película it is perhaps his best film
    2. [en preguntas]
    ¿acaso no lo sabías? are you trying to tell me you didn't know?;
    ¿no estoy haciendo acaso lo que me pediste? am I not doing what you asked me to?
    si acaso loc adv
    ¿te traigo algo? – si acaso, una botella de vino can I get you anything? – you could get me a bottle of wine, if you like;
    no creo que vengan muchos, si acaso algún amigo I don't think many people will come, one or two friends, perhaps o maybe;
    si acaso lo vieras, dile que me llame if you should see him, ask him to phone me
    por si acaso loc adv
    just in case;
    llévatelo por si acaso take it just in case;
    por si acaso no te veo mañana, toma la llave ahora (just) in case I don't see you tomorrow, take the key now
    * * *
    adv by any chance, perhaps;
    por si acaso just in case;
    si acaso maybe;
    ¿acaso crees que …? do you really think that …?
    * * *
    acaso adv
    1) : perhaps, by any chance
    2)
    por si acaso : just in case
    * * *
    acaso adv (quizá) perhaps / maybe
    ¿acaso no me crees? don't you believe me?

    Spanish-English dictionary > acaso

  • 8 accesos

    (n.) = demand load
    Ex. Server logs were designed to measure traffic and demand loads on a computer server, and they work well for this purpose.
    * * *

    Ex: Server logs were designed to measure traffic and demand loads on a computer server, and they work well for this purpose.

    Spanish-English dictionary > accesos

  • 9 actuación

    f.
    1 behavior, behaviour, conduct.
    2 acting, play-acting.
    3 pretense, airs, show.
    4 judicial action, proceeding, action.
    * * *
    1 (en cine, teatro) performance
    2 (intervención) intervention, action
    3 DERECHO legal proceedings plural
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=intervención) [de cantante, deportista] performance; [de actor] acting

    actuación en directo, actuación en vivo — live performance

    2) (=espectáculo)
    3) (=acción) action
    4) (=conducta) behaviour, behavior (EEUU), conduct

    la actuación de la policía en la manifestaciónthe behaviour o conduct of the police at the demonstration

    5) pl actuaciones (Jur) (legal) proceedings
    * * *
    a) ( acción) action
    b) (Cin, Dep, Teatr) performance
    c) ( conducta) conduct
    d) (recital, sesión) performance, concert
    * * *
    = action, effort, initiative, performance, enactment, engagement, move, deed, action, implementation, measure.
    Ex. Americans, convinced that education could be the panacea for all their ills, answered with vigorous action.
    Ex. Co-operative, carefully planned and financed internationally backed efforts have been the keynote of more recent activity.
    Ex. These discussions will influence subsequent planning initiatives with regard to the design and layout of the new building.
    Ex. The totals and averages at the right-hand side if the screen give summary information about the performance of the vendor.
    Ex. To re-emphasize a point that cannot be over-emphasized: reading aloud to children of all ages is vital, if for no other reason, because this is the way we learn how to turn cold print into a dramatic enactment in the theater of our imagination.
    Ex. Any attempt to coerce a response without good reason based on that child's present predicament is to place in jeopardy the child's willing engagement now and in the future.
    Ex. This move has probably affirmed the future of DC.
    Ex. Books were kept for historical records of deeds done by the inhabitants: their worthy acts as well as their sins.
    Ex. Coates believed that in order to conceptualise an action it is necessary to visualise the thing on which the action is being performed.
    Ex. This software is important to the further implementation of the record format, especially in developing countries.
    Ex. If we as a society hope to deal with a very real and important issue, the implementation of this popular measure is a good place to start.
    ----
    * actuación académica = learning performance.
    * actuación como intermediario = mediating.
    * actuación común = concerted effort.
    * actuación concertada = concerted action.
    * actuación en vivo = live performance, live entertainment, live entertainment.
    * actuación estelar = star performance.
    * actuación legal = legal action, legal proceedings.
    * actuación militar = military action.
    * actuación musical = musical event, musical performance, music performance.
    * actuación positiva = positive action.
    * actuación relacionada con la información = information action.
    * actuación simbólica = symbolic action.
    * ámbito de actuación = sphere of activity, sphere of influence, arena for activity, extent of activity.
    * ámbito geográfico de actuación = catchment area.
    * área de actuación = area for action, area of policy, policy area.
    * calendario de actuación = time scale [timescale], action agenda.
    * calendario de actuaciones = action agenda.
    * campo de actuación = purview, scope, sphere of interest.
    * de actuación = for action.
    * decisión sobre qué política de actuación seguir = policy decision.
    * fase de actuación = implementation stage, stage of implementation.
    * línea de actuación = course of action, line of attack, operational line, action line, prong, line of direction.
    * llevar a cabo una actuación común = make + a concerted effort.
    * método de actuación = clinical practice.
    * organizar una actuación musical = put on + musical event.
    * pautas de actuación = best practices.
    * plan de actuación = action plan, business plan, plan of action, action statement, road map [roadmap], plan for action, response plan.
    * política de actuación = policy.
    * principio de actuación = governing principle.
    * programa de actuación = programme of action, action programme, action plan, operating programme.
    * * *
    a) ( acción) action
    b) (Cin, Dep, Teatr) performance
    c) ( conducta) conduct
    d) (recital, sesión) performance, concert
    * * *
    = action, effort, initiative, performance, enactment, engagement, move, deed, action, implementation, measure.

    Ex: Americans, convinced that education could be the panacea for all their ills, answered with vigorous action.

    Ex: Co-operative, carefully planned and financed internationally backed efforts have been the keynote of more recent activity.
    Ex: These discussions will influence subsequent planning initiatives with regard to the design and layout of the new building.
    Ex: The totals and averages at the right-hand side if the screen give summary information about the performance of the vendor.
    Ex: To re-emphasize a point that cannot be over-emphasized: reading aloud to children of all ages is vital, if for no other reason, because this is the way we learn how to turn cold print into a dramatic enactment in the theater of our imagination.
    Ex: Any attempt to coerce a response without good reason based on that child's present predicament is to place in jeopardy the child's willing engagement now and in the future.
    Ex: This move has probably affirmed the future of DC.
    Ex: Books were kept for historical records of deeds done by the inhabitants: their worthy acts as well as their sins.
    Ex: Coates believed that in order to conceptualise an action it is necessary to visualise the thing on which the action is being performed.
    Ex: This software is important to the further implementation of the record format, especially in developing countries.
    Ex: If we as a society hope to deal with a very real and important issue, the implementation of this popular measure is a good place to start.
    * actuación académica = learning performance.
    * actuación como intermediario = mediating.
    * actuación común = concerted effort.
    * actuación concertada = concerted action.
    * actuación en vivo = live performance, live entertainment, live entertainment.
    * actuación estelar = star performance.
    * actuación legal = legal action, legal proceedings.
    * actuación militar = military action.
    * actuación musical = musical event, musical performance, music performance.
    * actuación positiva = positive action.
    * actuación relacionada con la información = information action.
    * actuación simbólica = symbolic action.
    * ámbito de actuación = sphere of activity, sphere of influence, arena for activity, extent of activity.
    * ámbito geográfico de actuación = catchment area.
    * área de actuación = area for action, area of policy, policy area.
    * calendario de actuación = time scale [timescale], action agenda.
    * calendario de actuaciones = action agenda.
    * campo de actuación = purview, scope, sphere of interest.
    * de actuación = for action.
    * decisión sobre qué política de actuación seguir = policy decision.
    * fase de actuación = implementation stage, stage of implementation.
    * línea de actuación = course of action, line of attack, operational line, action line, prong, line of direction.
    * llevar a cabo una actuación común = make + a concerted effort.
    * método de actuación = clinical practice.
    * organizar una actuación musical = put on + musical event.
    * pautas de actuación = best practices.
    * plan de actuación = action plan, business plan, plan of action, action statement, road map [roadmap], plan for action, response plan.
    * política de actuación = policy.
    * principio de actuación = governing principle.
    * programa de actuación = programme of action, action programme, action plan, operating programme.

    * * *
    A
    1 (acción) performance
    el premio a la mejor actuación the prize for the best performance
    es un buen guión pero la actuación es pésima the script is good but the acting is appalling
    la brillante actuación del equipo/del abogado the team's/lawyer's brilliant performance
    criticó la actuación de la policía he criticized the conduct of the police
    2 (recital, sesión) performance
    3 ( Ling) performance
    B actuaciones fpl ( Der) proceedings (pl)
    podría dar lugar a actuaciones penales it could give rise to criminal proceedings
    * * *

     

    actuación sustantivo femenino

    b) (Cin, Dep, Teatr) performance;



    d) (recital, sesión) performance, concert

    actuación sustantivo femenino
    1 (interpretación, participación) performance
    2 (intervención) intervention, action: su actuación fue decisiva para que no murieran ahogados, her intervention was decisive in preventing them from drowning
    ' actuación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ámbito
    - arbitrariedad
    - broche
    - concertar
    - intervención
    - operación
    - papelón
    - teatralidad
    - aprobación
    - aprobar
    - bravo
    - brillante
    - cometido
    - desafortunado
    - deslucido
    - destacado
    - discreto
    - espontáneo
    - improvisación
    - irrepetible
    - lucido
    - magistral
    - notable
    - papel
    - pobre
    - precipitado
    - rematar
    - sobresaliente
    - valorar
    - vivo
    English:
    appearance
    - booking
    - gig
    - impromptu
    - match up
    - number
    - optimum
    - performance
    - scintillating
    - showing
    - spirited
    - unconvincing
    - uninspired
    - wooden
    - action
    - cameo
    - feature
    - highlight
    - star
    - venue
    * * *
    1. [conducta, proceder] conduct, behaviour
    2. [interpretación] performance;
    la actuación del protagonista es excelente the main character gives an excellent performance;
    esta tarde vamos a una actuación de unos cómicos we're going to a comedy show this evening;
    con la actuación estelar de… starring…;
    tuvo una actuación muy decepcionante she gave a very disappointing performance
    3. Der
    actuaciones proceedings
    4. Ling performance
    * * *
    f
    1 TEA performance
    2 ( intervención) intervention
    3
    :
    actuaciones pl JUR proceedings
    * * *
    actuación nf, pl - ciones
    1) : performance
    2) actuaciones nfpl
    diligencias: proceedings
    * * *
    1. (representación) performance
    2. (acción) action

    Spanish-English dictionary > actuación

  • 10 actuar de contrapeso

    (v.) = counterpoise
    Ex. Sustainable development is seen as a measure to counterpoise economic growth with environmental concerns.
    * * *

    Ex: Sustainable development is seen as a measure to counterpoise economic growth with environmental concerns.

    Spanish-English dictionary > actuar de contrapeso

  • 11 ad hoc

    adj.
    ad hoc.
    una medida ad hoc an ad hoc measure
    * * *
    1 ad hoc
    * * *
    = ad hoc.
    Ex. Begun in 1973, CONSER was conceived by an ad hoc discussion group on Serials Data Bases of American and Canadian librarians.
    ----
    * comité ad hoc = ad hoc committee.
    * * *

    Ex: Begun in 1973, CONSER was conceived by an ad hoc discussion group on Serials Data Bases of American and Canadian librarians.

    * comité ad hoc = ad hoc committee.

    * * *
    ad hoc
    * * *

    ad hoc locución adjetiva & adverbio ad hoc
    ' ad hoc' also found in these entries:
    English:
    ad hoc
    * * *
    ad hoc adj inv
    ad hoc;
    una medida ad hoc an ad hoc measure

    Spanish-English dictionary > ad hoc

  • 12 además del belga

    Ex. Although there was, at one point, a measure of extra-Belgian support there was never a coherent management system internationally organized and single mindedly directed.
    * * *

    Ex: Although there was, at one point, a measure of extra-Belgian support there was never a coherent management system internationally organized and single mindedly directed.

    Spanish-English dictionary > además del belga

  • 13 adoptar

    v.
    1 to adopt.
    Silvia adoptó a Julio Silvia adopted Jules.
    2 to take.
    adoptar medidas para luchar contra el desempleo to take measures to combat unemployment
    3 to embrace, to accept, to adopt, to espouse.
    María adoptó el catolicismo Mary embraced Catholicism.
    4 to assume, to put on, to take up.
    Pedro adopta poses Peter assumes poses.
    5 to opt to.
    * * *
    1 to adopt
    * * *
    verb
    2) take
    * * *
    VT
    1) [+ niño] to adopt
    2) (=tomar) [+ medida, decisión, postura, actitud] to take; [+ papel] to take on
    3) [+ postura física]
    4) (=empezar a usar) [+ nombre, nacionalidad] to take, adopt; [+ costumbres] to adopt; [+ sistema] to adopt, introduce
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) <actitud/costumbre> to adopt; <decisión/medida/posición> to take
    b) <niño/nacionalidad> to adopt
    * * *
    = adopt, espouse, summon up, embrace, take on.
    Ex. The concept of corporate authorship was first formulated in the BM code and has been adopted in all subsequent English language codes.
    Ex. Most respondents espoused the latter view as an appropriate response to IT developments to date.
    Ex. Summoning up her most agreeable tones, she asked if it might not be wiser to ask someone whose experience far exceeded her own to substitute for him.
    Ex. The library community is now ready to embrace the most revolutionary technology for libraries -- CD-ROM.
    Ex. If we decide to take on making up a subject file there'd be a lot of footwork even if we use that list as a basis = Si decidimos aceptar crear un fichero ordenado por materias habría mucho trabajo incluso si usamos esta lista como base.
    ----
    * adoptar Algo = take (+ Nombre) + on board (+ Nombre).
    * adoptar forma = take + shape.
    * adoptar la forma de = take + form, take + the form of, come in + the form of.
    * adoptar la postura moral correcta = take + the high ground, take + the high road.
    * adoptar legislación = adopt + legislation.
    * adoptar una actitud = adopt + outlook, adopt + attitude, take + role.
    * adoptar una decisión = adopt + decision.
    * adoptar una función = step up to + role.
    * adoptar una imagen = put on + image.
    * adoptar una metodología = adopt + approach.
    * adoptar una política = make + policy decisions.
    * adoptar una postura = adopt + posture, adopt + behaviour, adopt + a stance, take + position, take + a stance.
    * adoptar una postura crítica sobre = take + a critical view of.
    * adoptar una postura firme = take + a stand (against).
    * adoptar una postura firme ante una cuestión = take + position on + issue, take + position on + issue.
    * adoptar una postura firme contra = take + a firm stand against.
    * adoptar una postura intransigente = take + a hard stand.
    * adoptar una postura unánime = speak with + one voice.
    * adoptar un cambio = adopt + change, accommodate + change.
    * adoptar un comportamiento = put on + demeanour, put on + manner, adopt + behaviour.
    * adoptar un matiz = take on + colour.
    * adoptar un modelo = embrace + model.
    * adoptar un papel = take + role.
    * adoptar un postura = embrace + view, don + mantle.
    * adoptar un punto de vista = embrace + view.
    * decisión de adoptar = decision to adopt.
    * volver a adoptar = resume.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) <actitud/costumbre> to adopt; <decisión/medida/posición> to take
    b) <niño/nacionalidad> to adopt
    * * *
    = adopt, espouse, summon up, embrace, take on.

    Ex: The concept of corporate authorship was first formulated in the BM code and has been adopted in all subsequent English language codes.

    Ex: Most respondents espoused the latter view as an appropriate response to IT developments to date.
    Ex: Summoning up her most agreeable tones, she asked if it might not be wiser to ask someone whose experience far exceeded her own to substitute for him.
    Ex: The library community is now ready to embrace the most revolutionary technology for libraries -- CD-ROM.
    Ex: If we decide to take on making up a subject file there'd be a lot of footwork even if we use that list as a basis = Si decidimos aceptar crear un fichero ordenado por materias habría mucho trabajo incluso si usamos esta lista como base.
    * adoptar Algo = take (+ Nombre) + on board (+ Nombre).
    * adoptar forma = take + shape.
    * adoptar la forma de = take + form, take + the form of, come in + the form of.
    * adoptar la postura moral correcta = take + the high ground, take + the high road.
    * adoptar legislación = adopt + legislation.
    * adoptar una actitud = adopt + outlook, adopt + attitude, take + role.
    * adoptar una decisión = adopt + decision.
    * adoptar una función = step up to + role.
    * adoptar una imagen = put on + image.
    * adoptar una metodología = adopt + approach.
    * adoptar una política = make + policy decisions.
    * adoptar una postura = adopt + posture, adopt + behaviour, adopt + a stance, take + position, take + a stance.
    * adoptar una postura crítica sobre = take + a critical view of.
    * adoptar una postura firme = take + a stand (against).
    * adoptar una postura firme ante una cuestión = take + position on + issue, take + position on + issue.
    * adoptar una postura firme contra = take + a firm stand against.
    * adoptar una postura intransigente = take + a hard stand.
    * adoptar una postura unánime = speak with + one voice.
    * adoptar un cambio = adopt + change, accommodate + change.
    * adoptar un comportamiento = put on + demeanour, put on + manner, adopt + behaviour.
    * adoptar un matiz = take on + colour.
    * adoptar un modelo = embrace + model.
    * adoptar un papel = take + role.
    * adoptar un postura = embrace + view, don + mantle.
    * adoptar un punto de vista = embrace + view.
    * decisión de adoptar = decision to adopt.
    * volver a adoptar = resume.

    * * *
    adoptar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹actitud/costumbre› to adopt; ‹decisión› to take
    habrá que adoptar medidas drásticas drastic measures will have to be taken
    la decisión fue adoptada por unanimidad the decision was unanimous
    adoptó la resolución de no volver a verla he took the decision o resolved not to see her again
    desde que se adoptó el sistema decimal since decimalization was introduced o adopted
    si la mecanógrafa adopta una postura incorrecta if the typist sits badly o ( frml) adopts an incorrect posture
    2 ‹niño› to adopt
    3 ‹nacionalidad› to take, adopt; ‹apellido› to adopt, take
    * * *

     

    adoptar ( conjugate adoptar) verbo transitivo
    a)actitud/costumbre to adopt;

    decisión/medida/posición to take
    b)niño/nacionalidad to adopt

    adoptar verbo transitivo to adopt
    ' adoptar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    disuasión
    - tomar
    - actitud
    - asumir
    - gestión
    - posición
    - postura
    English:
    adopt
    - assume
    - borrow
    - embrace
    - foster
    - posture
    - stand
    - line
    - put
    - sneer
    - strike
    - take
    * * *
    1. [hijo] to adopt
    2. [nacionalidad] to adopt
    3. [medida, decisión] to take;
    adoptaron medidas para luchar contra el desempleo they took measures to combat unemployment;
    la policía adoptó la decisión de prohibir la manifestación the police took the decision to ban the demonstration
    4. [forma] to take on;
    el insecto adopta la forma de una bola para protegerse the insect curls itself into a ball in order to protect itself;
    su timidez adopta la forma de agresividad his shyness manifests itself as aggressiveness
    * * *
    v/t adopt
    * * *
    1) : to adopt (a measure), to take (a decision)
    2) : to adopt (children)
    * * *
    adoptar vb to adopt

    Spanish-English dictionary > adoptar

  • 14 adverso

    adj.
    1 adverse, bad, averse, opposed.
    2 negative, harmful.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: adversar.
    * * *
    1 adverse, unfavourable (US unfavorable)
    2 (opuesto) opposite
    3 (adversario) opposing
    \
    condiciones adversas adverse conditions
    * * *
    (f. - adversa)
    adj.
    adverse, unfavorable
    * * *
    ADJ [lado] opposite, facing; [resultado etc] adverse; [suerte] bad
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo <circunstancias/resultado> adverse

    la suerte le fue adversa — (liter) fortune did not favor him (liter)

    * * *
    = adverse, untoward, averse.
    Ex. An increase in recall tends to have an adverse effect on another measure of performance, precision -- as recall is increased precision is lowered.
    Ex. Efforts to destigmatize euthanasia or even encourage it for some groups may have the untoward effect of promoting suicide in other groups.
    Ex. The advantage of an acoustic pulse as the averse stimulus is discussed.
    ----
    * circunstancia adversa = adverse circumstance.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo <circunstancias/resultado> adverse

    la suerte le fue adversa — (liter) fortune did not favor him (liter)

    * * *
    = adverse, untoward, averse.

    Ex: An increase in recall tends to have an adverse effect on another measure of performance, precision -- as recall is increased precision is lowered.

    Ex: Efforts to destigmatize euthanasia or even encourage it for some groups may have the untoward effect of promoting suicide in other groups.
    Ex: The advantage of an acoustic pulse as the averse stimulus is discussed.
    * circunstancia adversa = adverse circumstance.

    * * *
    adverso -sa
    ‹circunstancias/resultado› adverse
    la suerte le fue adversa ( liter); fortune did not favor him ( liter)
    * * *

    adverso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo ‹circunstancias/resultado adverse

    adverso,-a adjetivo adverse

    ' adverso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adversa
    English:
    adverse
    - unfavorable
    - unfavourable
    - unsympathetic
    - untoward
    * * *
    adverso, -a adj
    1. [condiciones] adverse;
    incluso en las condiciones más adversas even in the worst o most adverse conditions
    2. [destino] unkind
    3. [suerte] bad;
    la suerte le fue adversa fate was unkind to him
    4. [viento] unfavourable
    * * *
    adj adverse;
    suerte adversa bad luck
    * * *
    adverso, -sa adj
    desfavorable: adverse, unfavorable
    adversamente adv

    Spanish-English dictionary > adverso

  • 15 afectado

    adj.
    1 affected, impressed, cut-up.
    2 affected, concerned, interested.
    3 affected, hammy, unnatural.
    f. & m.
    sufferer.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: afectar.
    * * *
    1→ link=afectar afectar
    1 (gen) affected
    2 (emocionado) affected, upset
    \
    estar afectado,-a de to be suffering from
    * * *
    (f. - afectada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=forzado) [acento, persona] affected; [estilo] stilted, precious
    2) (Med) (=aquejado)

    estar afectado Méx to be consumptive; Cono Sur to be hurt

    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) <gestos/acento> affected
    b) <área/órgano> affected

    está afectado de una grave enfermedad — (frml) he is suffering from a serious disease

    * * *
    = affected, mannered, concerned, devastated, stilted, camp, shaken.
    Ex. A collection of such affected words from the Latin and Greek are either to be used warily or to be rejected totally as barbarous.
    Ex. Since 1975 his work has become mannered and predictable.
    Ex. Mainframe computers are rarely dedicated to the library's own sole application, unless the library concerned happens to be a national library, offering online access to its data bases to a wide audience.
    Ex. The most devastated countries have seen almost no debt relief, and most of the bank's aid has come in the form of loans, not grants.
    Ex. His eccentricity was stilted and contrived.
    Ex. There is an obvious positive correlation between camp behaviour and homosexuality.
    Ex. I felt lorn and bereft, then suddenly it was gone, leaving me empty and shaken the way a storm shakes the land and the sea.
    ----
    * afectado por el oídio = mildewed.
    * afectado por la sequía = drought-plagued, drought-parched.
    * afectado por las inundaciones = flood-hit.
    * afectado por las mareas = tidal.
    * evitar ser afectado = escape + unaffected.
    * no verse afectado = be none the worse for wear, be none the worse for (that).
    * peor afectado = worst-hit.
    * usar sobre la zona afectada = use + topically.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) <gestos/acento> affected
    b) <área/órgano> affected

    está afectado de una grave enfermedad — (frml) he is suffering from a serious disease

    * * *
    = affected, mannered, concerned, devastated, stilted, camp, shaken.

    Ex: A collection of such affected words from the Latin and Greek are either to be used warily or to be rejected totally as barbarous.

    Ex: Since 1975 his work has become mannered and predictable.
    Ex: Mainframe computers are rarely dedicated to the library's own sole application, unless the library concerned happens to be a national library, offering online access to its data bases to a wide audience.
    Ex: The most devastated countries have seen almost no debt relief, and most of the bank's aid has come in the form of loans, not grants.
    Ex: His eccentricity was stilted and contrived.
    Ex: There is an obvious positive correlation between camp behaviour and homosexuality.
    Ex: I felt lorn and bereft, then suddenly it was gone, leaving me empty and shaken the way a storm shakes the land and the sea.
    * afectado por el oídio = mildewed.
    * afectado por la sequía = drought-plagued, drought-parched.
    * afectado por las inundaciones = flood-hit.
    * afectado por las mareas = tidal.
    * evitar ser afectado = escape + unaffected.
    * no verse afectado = be none the worse for wear, be none the worse for (that).
    * peor afectado = worst-hit.
    * usar sobre la zona afectada = use + topically.

    * * *
    affected
    * * *

     

    Del verbo afectar: ( conjugate afectar)

    afectado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    afectado    
    afectar
    afectado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a)gestos/acento affected

    b)área/órgano affected;


    afectar ( conjugate afectar) verbo transitivo
    1


    b) ( afligir) to affect (frml);


    2 ( fingir) ‹admiración/indiferencia to affect, feign
    afectado,-a I adj (amanerado) affected
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino los afectados por el terremoto, those affected by the earthquake
    los afectados de hepatitis, the hepatitis victims
    afectar verbo transitivo
    1 (incumbir) to affect: la medida nos afecta a todos, the measure affects us all
    2 (impresionar, entristecer) to affect, sadden: le afectó mucho la muerte de su padre, she was deeply affected by her father's death
    ' afectado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    afectada I
    - hinchada
    - hinchado
    - remilgada
    - remilgado
    - retórica
    - amanerado
    English:
    affected
    - concerned
    - precious
    - self-conscious
    - unaffected
    - unnatural
    - untouched
    - visibly
    - any
    - camp
    - diseased
    - Down's syndrome
    - fog
    - hard
    - self
    - stricken
    - suffer
    * * *
    afectado, -a
    adj
    1. [amanerado] affected
    2. [afligido] upset, badly affected
    3. RP [asignado] assigned
    nm,f
    victim;
    los afectados por las inundaciones serán indemnizados the people affected by the floods will receive compensation
    * * *
    I adj
    1 ( afligido) upset ( por by)
    2 ( amanerado) affected
    II m, afectada f
    :
    es un afectado he is so affected
    * * *
    afectado, -da adj
    1) : affected, mannered
    2) : influenced
    3) : afflicted
    4) : feigned
    * * *
    afectado adj (conmovido) affected / upset

    Spanish-English dictionary > afectado

  • 16 afectar

    v.
    1 to affect.
    las medidas afectan a los pensionistas the measures affect pensioners
    La conversación afecta sus ideas The conversation affects his ideas.
    2 to upset, to affect badly.
    le afectó mucho la muerte de su hermano his brother's death hit him hard
    3 to damage.
    a esta madera le afecta mucho la humedad this wood is easily damaged by damp
    4 to affect, to feign.
    afectó enfado he feigned o affected anger
    María afecta interés pero no es así Mary feigns interest but it is not so.
    5 to pretend to.
    El chico afecta saber mucho The boy pretends to know a lot.
    * * *
    1 (aparentar) to affect
    2 (impresionar) to move
    3 (dañar) to damage
    4 (concernir) to concern
    1 (impresionarse) to be affected, be moved
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=repercutir sobre) to affect
    2) (=entristecer) to sadden; (=conmover) to move
    3) frm (=fingir) to affect, feign

    afectar ignoranciato affect o feign ignorance

    4) (Jur) to tie up, encumber
    5) LAm [+ forma] to take, assume
    6) LAm (=destinar) to allocate
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( tener efecto en) to affect
    b) ( afligir) to affect (frml)
    2) ( fingir) <admiración/indiferencia> to affect, feign
    * * *
    = affect, colour [color, -USA], cut into, disturb, hit, impair, mar, plague, take + Posesivo + toll (on), beset (with/by), concern, afflict, disrupt, bias, prejudice, cross over, bedevil, dog, dent, make + a dent in, ail, strike, spill over into, take + a toll on, hobble, cast + an impact.
    Ex. Errors such as indexers assigning unsuitable terms to concepts, or relationships being omitted, will affect precision.
    Ex. Lastly, the style, length and contents of an abstract should and will be coloured by the resources of the abstracting agency.
    Ex. The paperback has cut sharply into fiction circulation, and Ennis is right in questioning this type of library.
    Ex. Transcribe the data as found, however, if case endings are affected, if the grammatical construction of the data would be disturbed, or if one element is inseparably linked to another.
    Ex. Flooding, fire, earthquake, collapsed buildings and landslides are the most frequent kinds of disasters to hit libraries: nearly all will lead to wet books.
    Ex. It is difficult to neglect either entirely, without impairing the effectiveness in fulfilling the other objective.
    Ex. Unfortunately, much of Metcalfe's writing is marred by what appears to be a deep-rooted prejudice against the classified approach, particularly as exemplified by Ranganathan.
    Ex. Title indexes have always been plagued by the absence of terminology control.
    Ex. The pressures which modern society puts on all its members are great and those pressures take their toll.
    Ex. Since 1963 they have produced their own bibliographic listings with various degrees of efficiency and comprehensiveness but usually with the same depressing tardiness in recording new publications which has so beset the UNDEX listings.
    Ex. The first issue concerns the consistent description of subjects.
    Ex. There will also be those who have in fact decided what information they need but are afflicted by the paralysis of 'unverbalised thought'.
    Ex. Essentially, problem patrons can be considered in three groups: (1) the dangerous or apparently dangerous; (2) the patron who disrupts readers; and (3) the nuisance whose focus is the librarian.
    Ex. A sample would be biased if some elements in the population have no chance of selection.
    Ex. The very requirements for success in one area may prejudice success in another.
    Ex. Conversely, indirect costs are those factors that are difficult to assign to individual products because they cross over several products.
    Ex. The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    Ex. The title of the article is 'Sweeping away the problems that dog the industry?'.
    Ex. Perhaps by the year 2010 newspaper circulations might be seriously dented by online services.
    Ex. Office automation products and techniques will be able to make a sizeable dent in the growing number of office workers.
    Ex. The federal government has been once again defined as something broken and part of the problem ailing America.
    Ex. The collections of the National Library of the Czech Republic have suffered from the floods that recently struck a large part of the country.
    Ex. The artificiality of institutional concepts has spilled over into the structure of the publishing services on which the user depends for Community information.
    Ex. Agoraphobia can take a toll on sufferers' families as well as the sufferers themselves, as some agoraphobics may become housebound or cling to certain people for safety.
    Ex. With Florida's no-fault auto insurance law set to expire in October, there are fears that that medical services could be hobbled.
    Ex. An interest-rate increase is a weapon to fight inflation which will cast an impact on all industries.
    ----
    * afectar a = cut across, have + impact (on), have + effect on, have + implication for, impinge on/upon, operate on, carry over to.
    * afectar a la eficacia de Algo = prejudice + effectiveness.
    * afectar al mundo = span + the globe.
    * afectar a todo = run through.
    * afectar a todo el país = sweep + the country.
    * afectar a una decisión = colour + decision, affect + decision.
    * afectar completamente = engulf.
    * afectar directamente = cut to + the quick.
    * afectar directamente a = cut to + the heart of.
    * afectar fuertemente = hit + hard.
    * afectar mucho = hit + hard.
    * dificultad + afectar = difficulty + dog.
    * no afectar = be immune against, leave + unaffected.
    * no ser afectado = leave + unaffected.
    * problema + afectar = problem + afflict, problem + plague.
    * problemática que afecta a = issues + surrounding.
    * que afecta a = surrounding.
    * que afecta a toda la sociedad = culture-wide.
    * que afecta a todas las culturas = culture-wide.
    * que afecta a varias edades = cross-age [cross age].
    * que afecta a varias generaciones = cross-generational.
    * ser afectado por = have + a high stake in.
    * sin ser afectado = untouched.
    * verse muy afectado por = have + a high stake in.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( tener efecto en) to affect
    b) ( afligir) to affect (frml)
    2) ( fingir) <admiración/indiferencia> to affect, feign
    * * *
    = affect, colour [color, -USA], cut into, disturb, hit, impair, mar, plague, take + Posesivo + toll (on), beset (with/by), concern, afflict, disrupt, bias, prejudice, cross over, bedevil, dog, dent, make + a dent in, ail, strike, spill over into, take + a toll on, hobble, cast + an impact.

    Ex: Errors such as indexers assigning unsuitable terms to concepts, or relationships being omitted, will affect precision.

    Ex: Lastly, the style, length and contents of an abstract should and will be coloured by the resources of the abstracting agency.
    Ex: The paperback has cut sharply into fiction circulation, and Ennis is right in questioning this type of library.
    Ex: Transcribe the data as found, however, if case endings are affected, if the grammatical construction of the data would be disturbed, or if one element is inseparably linked to another.
    Ex: Flooding, fire, earthquake, collapsed buildings and landslides are the most frequent kinds of disasters to hit libraries: nearly all will lead to wet books.
    Ex: It is difficult to neglect either entirely, without impairing the effectiveness in fulfilling the other objective.
    Ex: Unfortunately, much of Metcalfe's writing is marred by what appears to be a deep-rooted prejudice against the classified approach, particularly as exemplified by Ranganathan.
    Ex: Title indexes have always been plagued by the absence of terminology control.
    Ex: The pressures which modern society puts on all its members are great and those pressures take their toll.
    Ex: Since 1963 they have produced their own bibliographic listings with various degrees of efficiency and comprehensiveness but usually with the same depressing tardiness in recording new publications which has so beset the UNDEX listings.
    Ex: The first issue concerns the consistent description of subjects.
    Ex: There will also be those who have in fact decided what information they need but are afflicted by the paralysis of 'unverbalised thought'.
    Ex: Essentially, problem patrons can be considered in three groups: (1) the dangerous or apparently dangerous; (2) the patron who disrupts readers; and (3) the nuisance whose focus is the librarian.
    Ex: A sample would be biased if some elements in the population have no chance of selection.
    Ex: The very requirements for success in one area may prejudice success in another.
    Ex: Conversely, indirect costs are those factors that are difficult to assign to individual products because they cross over several products.
    Ex: The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    Ex: The title of the article is 'Sweeping away the problems that dog the industry?'.
    Ex: Perhaps by the year 2010 newspaper circulations might be seriously dented by online services.
    Ex: Office automation products and techniques will be able to make a sizeable dent in the growing number of office workers.
    Ex: The federal government has been once again defined as something broken and part of the problem ailing America.
    Ex: The collections of the National Library of the Czech Republic have suffered from the floods that recently struck a large part of the country.
    Ex: The artificiality of institutional concepts has spilled over into the structure of the publishing services on which the user depends for Community information.
    Ex: Agoraphobia can take a toll on sufferers' families as well as the sufferers themselves, as some agoraphobics may become housebound or cling to certain people for safety.
    Ex: With Florida's no-fault auto insurance law set to expire in October, there are fears that that medical services could be hobbled.
    Ex: An interest-rate increase is a weapon to fight inflation which will cast an impact on all industries.
    * afectar a = cut across, have + impact (on), have + effect on, have + implication for, impinge on/upon, operate on, carry over to.
    * afectar a la eficacia de Algo = prejudice + effectiveness.
    * afectar al mundo = span + the globe.
    * afectar a todo = run through.
    * afectar a todo el país = sweep + the country.
    * afectar a una decisión = colour + decision, affect + decision.
    * afectar completamente = engulf.
    * afectar directamente = cut to + the quick.
    * afectar directamente a = cut to + the heart of.
    * afectar fuertemente = hit + hard.
    * afectar mucho = hit + hard.
    * dificultad + afectar = difficulty + dog.
    * no afectar = be immune against, leave + unaffected.
    * no ser afectado = leave + unaffected.
    * problema + afectar = problem + afflict, problem + plague.
    * problemática que afecta a = issues + surrounding.
    * que afecta a = surrounding.
    * que afecta a toda la sociedad = culture-wide.
    * que afecta a todas las culturas = culture-wide.
    * que afecta a varias edades = cross-age [cross age].
    * que afecta a varias generaciones = cross-generational.
    * ser afectado por = have + a high stake in.
    * sin ser afectado = untouched.
    * verse muy afectado por = have + a high stake in.

    * * *
    afectar [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (tener efecto en) to affect
    la nueva ley no afecta al pequeño empresario the new law doesn't affect the small businessman
    está afectado de una grave enfermedad pulmonar ( frml); he is suffering from a serious lung disease
    la enfermedad le afectó el cerebro the illness affected her brain
    las zonas afectadas por las inundaciones the areas hit o affected by the floods
    2 (afligir) to affect ( frml)
    lo que dijiste lo afectó mucho what you said upset him terribly
    3 ( Der) ‹bienes› to encumber
    B (fingir) ‹admiración/indiferencia› to affect, feign afectar + INF to pretend to + INF
    * * *

     

    afectar ( conjugate afectar) verbo transitivo
    1


    b) ( afligir) to affect (frml);


    2 ( fingir) ‹admiración/indiferencia to affect, feign
    afectar verbo transitivo
    1 (incumbir) to affect: la medida nos afecta a todos, the measure affects us all
    2 (impresionar, entristecer) to affect, sadden: le afectó mucho la muerte de su padre, she was deeply affected by her father's death
    ' afectar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    inmune
    - tocar
    - afligir
    - impresionar
    - repercutir
    - sacudir
    English:
    affect
    - damage
    - get
    - hit
    - tell
    - upset
    - dent
    - difference
    - disrupt
    - impair
    - interfere
    - touch
    - whole
    * * *
    1. [incumbir] to affect;
    las medidas afectan a los pensionistas the measures affect pensioners
    2. [afligir] to upset, to affect badly;
    todo lo afecta he's very sensitive;
    lo afectó mucho la muerte de su hermano his brother's death hit him hard
    3. [producir perjuicios en] to damage;
    la sequía que afectó a la región the drought which hit the region;
    a esta madera le afecta mucho la humedad this wood is easily damaged by damp
    4. [simular] to affect, to feign;
    afectó enfado he feigned o affected anger
    5. RP [destinar, asignar] to assign
    * * *
    v/t
    1 ( producir efecto en) affect
    2 ( conmover) upset, affect
    3 ( fingir) feign
    * * *
    1) : to affect
    2) : to upset
    3) : to feign, to pretend
    * * *
    1. to affect
    2. (conmover) to affect / to upset [pt. & pp. upset]

    Spanish-English dictionary > afectar

  • 17 afecto

    adj.
    1 fond, inclined.
    2 affected.
    3 pledged, subject to lien, encumbered.
    m.
    affection, fondness.
    sentir afecto por alguien to be fond of somebody
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: afectar.
    * * *
    1 (aficionado) fond (a, of)
    2 (enfermo) suffering (de, from)
    1 affection
    \
    tomarle afecto a alguien to become fond of somebody
    ————————
    1 affection
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=apegado) affectionate
    2)

    afecto a — (Jur) (=sujeto) subject to, liable for

    3)

    afecto de — (Med) afflicted with

    2. SM
    1) (=cariño) affection, fondness (a for)
    2) (=emoción) feeling, emotion
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) [ser] ( simpatizante)

    afecto a algoa ideas/un régimen sympathetic to something

    b) [ser] ( aficionado)

    afecto a + inf — given to -ing

    2) (frml) (sujeto, ligado)

    afecto a algo: los empleados afectos a esa sucursal — those employed at that branch

    3) (frml) ( afectado)
    II
    masculino ( cariño) affection

    tenerle afecto a or sentir afecto por alguien — to be fond of somebody

    * * *
    = affection, warmth, tenderness, caring, attachment.
    Ex. These he bound up in three volumes, and on the fly leaf of the first volume wrote 'I have always retained a kind of affection for little story books, as they recall muy early days'.
    Ex. The spark of warmth had emboldened her.
    Ex. In addition to its weirdness, vitriol, and zaniness, the volume is characterized by solid good sense with an undertone of genuinely elegiac tenderness.
    Ex. Parents can show warmth and caring by hugging their children and reassuring them of parental love and concern for their welfare.
    Ex. Librarians have affirmed their attachment to freedom of expression.
    ----
    * afecto físico = physical affection.
    * con afecto = fondly, affectionately.
    * devolver el afecto = return + Posesivo + affection.
    * expresar afecto por = profess + affection for.
    * manifestar afecto por = profess + affection for.
    * mostrar afecto = show + affection.
    * recordado con afecto = fondly remembered.
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) [ser] ( simpatizante)

    afecto a algoa ideas/un régimen sympathetic to something

    b) [ser] ( aficionado)

    afecto a + inf — given to -ing

    2) (frml) (sujeto, ligado)

    afecto a algo: los empleados afectos a esa sucursal — those employed at that branch

    3) (frml) ( afectado)
    II
    masculino ( cariño) affection

    tenerle afecto a or sentir afecto por alguien — to be fond of somebody

    * * *
    = affection, warmth, tenderness, caring, attachment.

    Ex: These he bound up in three volumes, and on the fly leaf of the first volume wrote 'I have always retained a kind of affection for little story books, as they recall muy early days'.

    Ex: The spark of warmth had emboldened her.
    Ex: In addition to its weirdness, vitriol, and zaniness, the volume is characterized by solid good sense with an undertone of genuinely elegiac tenderness.
    Ex: Parents can show warmth and caring by hugging their children and reassuring them of parental love and concern for their welfare.
    Ex: Librarians have affirmed their attachment to freedom of expression.
    * afecto físico = physical affection.
    * con afecto = fondly, affectionately.
    * devolver el afecto = return + Posesivo + affection.
    * expresar afecto por = profess + affection for.
    * manifestar afecto por = profess + affection for.
    * mostrar afecto = show + affection.
    * recordado con afecto = fondly remembered.

    * * *
    afecto1 -ta
    A
    1 [ SER] (simpatizante) afecto A algo ‹a ideas/un régimen› sympathetic TO sth
    2 [ SER] (aficionado) afecto A algo keen ON sth afecto A + INF given TO -ING
    B ( frml) (sujeto, ligado) afecto A algo:
    los empleados afectos a esa sucursal employees belonging to that branch, those employed at that branch
    la adquisición de bienes afectos a actividades profesionales the purchase of goods for professional use
    C ( frml) (afectado) afecto DE algo afflicted WITH sth ( frml)
    A (cariño) affection
    le tiene gran afecto a or siente gran afecto por su viejo profesor she has great affection for o she is very fond of her old teacher
    (en necrológicas): familiares y afectos family and close friends
    * * *

     

    Del verbo afectar: ( conjugate afectar)

    afecto es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    afectó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    afectar    
    afecto
    afectar ( conjugate afectar) verbo transitivo
    1


    b) ( afligir) to affect (frml);


    2 ( fingir) ‹admiración/indiferencia to affect, feign
    afecto sustantivo masculino ( cariño) affection;

    tomarle afecto a algn to grow fond of sb
    afectar verbo transitivo
    1 (incumbir) to affect: la medida nos afecta a todos, the measure affects us all
    2 (impresionar, entristecer) to affect, sadden: le afectó mucho la muerte de su padre, she was deeply affected by her father's death
    afecto,-a
    I adj frml (adepto, simpatizante) sympathetic
    II sustantivo masculino affection: todos nosotros le tomamos mucho afecto, we all became very fond of him

    ' afecto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    afecta
    - afectar
    - calor
    - cariño
    - cobrar
    - demostración
    - efusión
    - manifestación
    - pequeña
    - pequeño
    - ganar
    - necesitado
    - reconquistar
    English:
    affection
    - get
    - sale
    - upset
    - care
    - disturbed
    - toll
    * * *
    afecto, -a
    adj
    1. [aficionado] keen (a on);
    son afectos a la conversación they are fond of talking
    2. [adepto] sympathetic (a to);
    un militar afecto al antiguo régimen a soldier who is sympathetic to the old regime
    3. [adscrito] attached (a to);
    un funcionario afecto al departamento de contabilidad a civil servant attached to the accounts department
    nm
    1. [cariño] affection, fondness;
    lo trata con afecto she's very affectionate towards him;
    en poco tiempo le ha tomado mucho afecto she has quickly become very fond of him
    2. [sentimiento, emoción] emotion, feeling
    * * *
    I adj
    :
    afecto a algo keen on sth; POL sympathetic to sth
    II m affection;
    tener afecto a alguien be fond of s.o.
    * * *
    afecto, -ta adj
    1) : affected, afflicted
    2) : fond, affectionate
    afecto nm
    cariño: affection
    * * *
    afecto n affection

    Spanish-English dictionary > afecto

  • 18 afianzarse

    pron.v.
    to steady oneself; to become strong, become established.
    * * *
    1 (estabilizarse) to steady oneself
    2 (convencerse) to become surer, become more convinced
    * * *
    VPR (=sostenerse) to steady o.s.; (fig) (=establecerse) to become strong, become established
    * * *
    (v.) = gain + a foothold, establish + strong positions, find + Posesivo + feet, find + Posesivo + footing
    Ex. Desktop publishing technology is now a serious trend which has gained a firm foothold in the USA.
    Ex. Industry observers felt that Microsoft was losing ground to companies that had established strong positions, such as Netscape Communications Corp.
    Ex. Although it may have taken a little while to find its feet, this collection is now a most significant resource in its own right, due in no small measure by the stimulation provided by Victorian historians.
    Ex. The call still remains for true advocacy librarianship which has still not found its footing as a general principle in library schools.
    * * *
    (v.) = gain + a foothold, establish + strong positions, find + Posesivo + feet, find + Posesivo + footing

    Ex: Desktop publishing technology is now a serious trend which has gained a firm foothold in the USA.

    Ex: Industry observers felt that Microsoft was losing ground to companies that had established strong positions, such as Netscape Communications Corp.
    Ex: Although it may have taken a little while to find its feet, this collection is now a most significant resource in its own right, due in no small measure by the stimulation provided by Victorian historians.
    Ex: The call still remains for true advocacy librarianship which has still not found its footing as a general principle in library schools.

    * * *

    ■afianzarse vr (persona) to become established
    (una situación) to be consolidated
    ' afianzarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    despegar
    - afianzar
    English:
    foothold
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [en lugar] to steady oneself;
    afianzarse en una posición [en organización] to establish oneself in a position;
    el puerto se ha afianzado como centro comercial de la zona the port has established itself as the trading centre of the area
    2. [idea, creencia] to take root;
    [relación] to become stronger o closer;
    se afianzó en su opinión he became more convinced of his opinion
    * * *
    v/r become stronger
    * * *
    vr
    establecerse: to establish oneself

    Spanish-English dictionary > afianzarse

  • 19 agarradera

    f.
    * * *
    1 (asa) handle
    1 (influencias) influence sing, pull sing
    \
    tener buenas agarraderas to be well connected, have the right friends
    * * *
    a) (en autobús, tren) strap, handgrip
    b) (AmL) (de taza, olla) handle; ( paño) pot holder; ( guante) oven glove
    * * *
    Ex. This measure has allowed women to meet their familial duties whilst maintaining their foothold on the employment ladder.
    * * *
    a) (en autobús, tren) strap, handgrip
    b) (AmL) (de taza, olla) handle; ( paño) pot holder; ( guante) oven glove
    * * *

    Ex: This measure has allowed women to meet their familial duties whilst maintaining their foothold on the employment ladder.

    * * *
    A
    1 (en un autobús, tren) strap, handgrip
    2 ( AmL) (de una taza, olla) handle
    3 ( AmL) (paño) pot holder; (guante) oven glove
    B
    ( Chi fam) (persona, influencia): lo consiguió gracias a una buena agarradera he got it because he has friends in high places o he knows people in the right places
    * * *
    Am handle
    * * *
    f L.Am.
    handle
    * * *
    asa, asidero: handle, grip

    Spanish-English dictionary > agarradera

  • 20 agrupamiento

    m.
    1 grouping.
    2 group, collection, grouping.
    3 bunching, clustering.
    * * *
    1 grouping, group
    2 (asociación) association
    * * *
    * * *
    = massing, clustering.
    Nota: Formación de conjuntos de documentos, referencias, etc., por alguna característica común, como puede ser el tema.
    Ex. We can learn from good shopwindow displays and from the best museums about such matters as the kind of materials to use for backgrounds, the use of space, different levels, and the massig of different shapes.
    Ex. In both cases, a figure can be obtained which is a measure of the degree of association; this can then be used as the basis for clustering.
    ----
    * agrupamiento desordenado = clutter.
    * agrupamiento por cocitas = cocitation clustering.
    * análisis de agrupamiento por cocitas = cocitation cluster analysis.
    * metodología de agrupamiento por cocitas = cocitation clustering methodology.
    * tendencia de agrupamiento = clustering tendency.
    * * *
    = massing, clustering.
    Nota: Formación de conjuntos de documentos, referencias, etc., por alguna característica común, como puede ser el tema.

    Ex: We can learn from good shopwindow displays and from the best museums about such matters as the kind of materials to use for backgrounds, the use of space, different levels, and the massig of different shapes.

    Ex: In both cases, a figure can be obtained which is a measure of the degree of association; this can then be used as the basis for clustering.
    * agrupamiento desordenado = clutter.
    * agrupamiento por cocitas = cocitation clustering.
    * análisis de agrupamiento por cocitas = cocitation cluster analysis.
    * metodología de agrupamiento por cocitas = cocitation clustering methodology.
    * tendencia de agrupamiento = clustering tendency.

    * * *
    grouping (together)
    * * *
    [concentración] grouping agrupamiento espontáneo [en rugby] ruck
    * * *
    : grouping, concentration

    Spanish-English dictionary > agrupamiento

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