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multiplier effect

  • 1 efecto multiplicador

    m.
    multiplier effect, leverage, leverageability.
    * * *
    Ex. The publicizing of their success has had a multiplier effect for other local authorities and led to a demand for increased information.
    * * *

    Ex: The publicizing of their success has had a multiplier effect for other local authorities and led to a demand for increased information.

    Spanish-English dictionary > efecto multiplicador

  • 2 efecto1

    1 = effect, action.
    Ex. Kaiser also investigated the effect of grouping subheadings of a subject.
    Ex. Coates believed that in order to conceptualise an action it is necessary to visualise the thing on which the action is being performed.
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    * 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 tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * atenuar el efecto = mitigate + effect.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * causa-efecto = causal.
    * con efecto desde + Fecha = with effect from + Fecha.
    * dar el efecto de = give + the effect of.
    * de gran efecto = wide-reaching.
    * diluir el efecto = dissipate + effect.
    * efecto adverso = ill effect [ill-effect], adverse effect.
    * efecto bola de nieve = snowball effect.
    * efecto coercitivo = chilling effect.
    * efecto de halo = halo effect.
    * efecto de la guerra = effect of war.
    * efecto del santo = halo effect.
    * efecto desastroso = chilling effect.
    * efecto dominó = knock-on effect, chain reaction.
    * efecto dominó, el = ripple effect, the, domino effect, the.
    * efecto duradero = lasting effect, long-lasting effect.
    * efecto especial = special effect.
    * efecto final = net effect.
    * efecto invernadero, el = greenhouse effect, the.
    * efecto látigo, el = whip effect, the.
    * efecto moderador = toned effect.
    * efecto multiplicador = multiplier effect.
    * efecto nefasto = deleterious effect.
    * efecto negativo = ill effect [ill-effect], chilling effect, blowback.
    * efecto nocivo = damaging effect, toxic effect, harmful effect.
    * efecto óptico = optical illusion.
    * efecto perjudicial = damaging effect, harmful effect.
    * efecto positivo = beneficial effect, positive effect.
    * efecto profundo = profound effect.
    * efecto represivo = chilling effect.
    * efecto secundario = side effect [side-effect], spillover effect, after effect [after-effect].
    * efecto sicológico = psychological effect.
    * efecto sonoro = sound effect.
    * efectos secundarios = knock-on effect.
    * efecto tóxico = toxic effect.
    * efecto visual = visual.
    * emisión de gases de efecto invernadero = carbon emission.
    * en efecto = to all intents and purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * estropear el efecto = spoil + effect.
    * gas que produce el efecto invernadero = greenhouse gas.
    * intensificar el efecto de algo = intensify + effect.
    * los efectos negativos se están dejando sentir ahora = chickens come home to roost.
    * luchar con los efectos adversos de = combat + the effects of.
    * mitigar el efecto = mitigate + effect.
    * mitigar el efecto de Algo = minimise + effect.
    * paliar el efecto = mitigate + effect.
    * para todos los efectos prácticos = for all practical purposes.
    * profundo efecto = profound effect.
    * protegerse de los efectos de Algo = ward off + effects.
    * relación causa-efecto = cause-effect relation, causal relationship.
    * sentir los efectos de = feel + the effects of.
    * sufrir el efecto de Algo = suffer + effect.
    * surtir efecto = take + effect, have + effect, pay off, pay, come into + effect.
    * tener efecto = take + effect.
    * tener efecto sobre = impinge on/upon.
    * tener su efecto = take + Posesivo + toll (on).
    * tener un efecto adverso sobre = have + an adverse effect on.

    Spanish-English dictionary > efecto1

  • 3 efecto

    m.
    1 effect (consecuencia, resultado).
    con efecto desde with effect from
    hacer efecto to take effect
    surtir efecto to have an effect
    tener efecto to come into o take effect (vigencia)
    efecto dominó domino effect
    efecto invernadero greenhouse effect
    efecto óptico optical illusion
    efectos secundarios side effects
    2 aim, purpose.
    al efecto, a dicho efecto, a tal efecto to that end
    a efectos de algo as far as something is concerned
    a efectos legales,… as far as the law is concerned,…, in the eyes of the law,…
    a todos los efectos for all practical purposes
    3 impression.
    producir buen/mal efecto to make a good/bad impression
    4 spin.
    dar efecto a to put spin on
    efecto de comercio commercial paper
    efecto de favor accommodation bill
    6 effectiveness, striking quality.
    * * *
    1 (resultado) effect, result, end
    2 (impresión) impression
    3 (fin) aim, object
    4 DEPORTE spin
    5 COMERCIO bill, draft
    1 (bienes) effects, possessions; (mercancías) goods; (personales) effects, belongings
    \
    a efectos de... with the object of...
    a tal efecto to that end
    causar efecto to make an impression
    chutar con efecto to curl the ball, swerve the ball
    en efecto quite, yes indeed
    hacer buen efecto to be impressive, look good
    hacer efecto to make an impression, take effect, work
    ser de efecto retardado figurado to be slow on the uptake
    surtir efecto to work, be effective
    tener efecto (celebrarse) to take place 2 (entrar en vigor) to take effect
    efecto interbancario bank draft, bank bill
    efectos especiales special effects
    efectos personales personal belongings
    efectos públicos public bonds
    efectos secundarios side effects
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    noun m.
    - en efecto
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=consecuencia) effect

    hacer efecto — to take effect

    por efecto de — (=por acción de) by; (=a consecuencia de) as a result of

    de efecto retardado[bomba] delayed-action antes de s

    es de efectos retardadoshum he's a bit slow on the uptake *

    surtir o tener o causar efecto — to have an effect

    efecto 2000 — (Inform) millennium bug, Y2K

    efecto útil — (Mec) efficiency, output

    2)

    en efecto — indeed

    nos encontramos, en efecto, ante un invento revolucionario — we are indeed faced with a revolutionary invention

    en efecto, así es — yes, indeed o that's right

    y en efecto, el libro estaba donde él dijo — sure enough, the book was where he had said it would be

    3) (=vigencia)
    [de ley, reforma]

    efecto retroactivo, esas medidas tendrán efecto retroactivo — those measures will be applied retroactively o retrospectively

    tener efecto — to take effect, come into effect

    4) frm (=objetivo) purpose

    a efectos fiscales/prácticos — for tax/practical purposes

    a efectos legales — for legal purposes, in legal terms

    a efectos de contrato, los dos cónyuges son copropietarios — for the purposes of the contract, husband and wife are co-owners

    al efecto — for the purpose

    una comisión designada al efecto — a specially established commission, a commission set up for the purpose

    a efectos de hacer algo — in order to do sth

    llevar a efecto — [+ acción, cambio] to carry out; [+ acuerdo, pacto] to put into practice; [+ reunión, congreso] to hold

    a tal efecto — to this end, for this purpose

    a tal efecto, han convocado un referéndum — to this end o for this purpose, a referendum has been called

    a todos los efectos — to all intents and purposes

    5) (=impresión) effect

    ser de buen/mal efecto — to create o give a good/bad impression

    6) (Dep) [gen] spin; (Ftbl) swerve

    sacó la pelota con efecto — she put some spin on her service, she served with topspin

    dar efecto a la pelota, lanzar la pelota con efecto — (Tenis) to put spin on the ball; (Ftbl) to put a swerve on the ball

    7) pl efectos (Com) (=bienes) stock sing, goods; (=documentos) bills
    8) (Numismática)
    * * *
    1) (resultado, consecuencia) effect

    de efecto retardado< mecanismo> delayed-action (before n)

    3) (Der) ( vigencia)

    la nueva ley tendrá efecto a partir de... — the new law will take effect o come into effect from...

    con efecto a partir de... — with effect from...

    4) (frml) ( fin)

    construido expresamente al or a tal or a este efecto — specially designed for this purpose

    a efectos legaleslegally (speaking) o in the eyes of the law

    5) (Dep)
    b) ( desvío) swerve
    6)
    a) (Fin) ( valores) bill of exchange, draft
    b) efectos masculino plural (frml) ( de comercio) stock; ( de local) contents (pl)
    * * *
    1) (resultado, consecuencia) effect

    de efecto retardado< mecanismo> delayed-action (before n)

    3) (Der) ( vigencia)

    la nueva ley tendrá efecto a partir de... — the new law will take effect o come into effect from...

    con efecto a partir de... — with effect from...

    4) (frml) ( fin)

    construido expresamente al or a tal or a este efecto — specially designed for this purpose

    a efectos legaleslegally (speaking) o in the eyes of the law

    5) (Dep)
    b) ( desvío) swerve
    6)
    a) (Fin) ( valores) bill of exchange, draft
    b) efectos masculino plural (frml) ( de comercio) stock; ( de local) contents (pl)
    * * *
    efecto1
    1 = effect, action.

    Ex: Kaiser also investigated the effect of grouping subheadings of a subject.

    Ex: Coates believed that in order to conceptualise an action it is necessary to visualise the thing on which the action is being performed.
    * 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 tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * atenuar el efecto = mitigate + effect.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * causa-efecto = causal.
    * con efecto desde + Fecha = with effect from + Fecha.
    * dar el efecto de = give + the effect of.
    * de gran efecto = wide-reaching.
    * diluir el efecto = dissipate + effect.
    * efecto adverso = ill effect [ill-effect], adverse effect.
    * efecto bola de nieve = snowball effect.
    * efecto coercitivo = chilling effect.
    * efecto de halo = halo effect.
    * efecto de la guerra = effect of war.
    * efecto del santo = halo effect.
    * efecto desastroso = chilling effect.
    * efecto dominó = knock-on effect, chain reaction.
    * efecto dominó, el = ripple effect, the, domino effect, the.
    * efecto duradero = lasting effect, long-lasting effect.
    * efecto especial = special effect.
    * efecto final = net effect.
    * efecto invernadero, el = greenhouse effect, the.
    * efecto látigo, el = whip effect, the.
    * efecto moderador = toned effect.
    * efecto multiplicador = multiplier effect.
    * efecto nefasto = deleterious effect.
    * efecto negativo = ill effect [ill-effect], chilling effect, blowback.
    * efecto nocivo = damaging effect, toxic effect, harmful effect.
    * efecto óptico = optical illusion.
    * efecto perjudicial = damaging effect, harmful effect.
    * efecto positivo = beneficial effect, positive effect.
    * efecto profundo = profound effect.
    * efecto represivo = chilling effect.
    * efecto secundario = side effect [side-effect], spillover effect, after effect [after-effect].
    * efecto sicológico = psychological effect.
    * efecto sonoro = sound effect.
    * efectos secundarios = knock-on effect.
    * efecto tóxico = toxic effect.
    * efecto visual = visual.
    * emisión de gases de efecto invernadero = carbon emission.
    * en efecto = to all intents and purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * estropear el efecto = spoil + effect.
    * gas que produce el efecto invernadero = greenhouse gas.
    * intensificar el efecto de algo = intensify + effect.
    * los efectos negativos se están dejando sentir ahora = chickens come home to roost.
    * luchar con los efectos adversos de = combat + the effects of.
    * mitigar el efecto = mitigate + effect.
    * mitigar el efecto de Algo = minimise + effect.
    * paliar el efecto = mitigate + effect.
    * para todos los efectos prácticos = for all practical purposes.
    * profundo efecto = profound effect.
    * protegerse de los efectos de Algo = ward off + effects.
    * relación causa-efecto = cause-effect relation, causal relationship.
    * sentir los efectos de = feel + the effects of.
    * sufrir el efecto de Algo = suffer + effect.
    * surtir efecto = take + effect, have + effect, pay off, pay, come into + effect.
    * tener efecto = take + effect.
    * tener efecto sobre = impinge on/upon.
    * tener su efecto = take + Posesivo + toll (on).
    * tener un efecto adverso sobre = have + an adverse effect on.

    efecto2
    * efecto bancario = bank draft, banker's draft, banker's cheque.
    * efectos negociables = commercial paper.
    * efectos personales = personal belongings, belongings.
    * tienda de efectos navales = chandlery.
    efecto3
    3 = topspin.

    Ex: In order to be effective with passing shots, you need to be able to impart a lot of topspin on the ball.

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    A
    1 (resultado, consecuencia) effect
    el castigo surtió efecto the punishment had the desired effect
    las medidas no han producido el efecto deseado ( frml); the measures have not had the desired effect
    un calmante de efecto inmediato a fast-acting painkiller
    ya ha empezado a hacerle efecto la anestesia the anesthetic has begun to work o to take effect
    bajo los efectos del alcohol under the influence of alcohol
    medidas para paliar los efectos de la sequía measures to alleviate the effects of the drought
    la operación se llevó a efecto con gran rapidez ( frml); the operation was carried out extremely swiftly
    de efecto retardado ‹bomba/mecanismo› delayed-action ( before n)
    soy de efectos retardados ( hum); I'm a bit slow on the uptake ( hum)
    2
    en efecto indeed
    en efecto, así ocurrió it did indeed happen like that
    estamos, en efecto, presenciando un hecho único we are indeed witnessing an extraordinary event
    ¿es usted el doctor? — en efecto are you the doctor? —I am indeed
    Compuestos:
    puede tener un efecto bumerán it may boomerang o backfire
    domino effect
    greenhouse effect
    ( Hist, Inf) millennium bug
    optical illusion
    la ley no tendrá efecto retroactivo the law will not be retroactive o retrospective
    el aumento se aplicará con efecto retroactivo the increase will be backdated
    side effect
    mpl stage effects (pl)
    mpl special effects (pl)
    mpl sound effects (pl)
    mpl visual effects (pl)
    mpl videographics (pl)
    B
    (impresión): su conducta causó muy mal efecto his behavior gave a very bad impression o ( colloq) didn't go down at all well
    no sé qué efecto le causaron mis palabras I do not know what effect my words had o what impression my words made on him
    C ( Der) (vigencia) effect
    la nueva ley tendrá efecto a partir de octubre the new law will take effect o come into effect from October
    D ( frml)
    (fin): el edificio ha sido construido expresamente al or a tal or a este efecto the new building has been specially designed for this purpose
    debe rellenar el formulario que se le enviará a estos efectos you must fill in the relevant form which will be sent to you
    a efectos legales tal matrimonio es inexistente legally (speaking) o in the eyes of the law o for legal purposes such a marriage does not exist
    se trasladó a Bruselas a (los) efectos de firmar el acuerdo she traveled to Brussels to sign o in order to sign the agreement
    tendrá que comparecer ante el juez a los efectos oportunos he must appear before the judge to complete the necessary formalities
    a todos los efectos un joven de 18 años es un adulto to all intents and purposes a youth of 18 is an adult
    E
    (fenómeno científico): el efecto de Barnum the Barnum effect
    F ( Dep)
    le dio a la bola con efecto she put some spin on the ball
    2 (desvío) swerve
    tiró la pelota con efecto he made the ball swerve
    G
    1 ( Fin) (valores) bill of exchange, draft
    efectos negociables commercial paper
    2 efectos mpl ( frml) (de un comercio) stock; (de un local) contents (pl)
    Compuestos:
    bill of exchange
    ( frml); postage stamp
    mpl bank bills (pl), bank paper
    mpl chandlery
    mpl personal effects (pl)
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    efecto sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) (resultado, consecuencia) effect;


    un calmante de efecto inmediato a fast-acting painkiller;
    mecanismo de efecto retardado delayed-action mechanism;
    bajo los efectos del alcohol under the influence of alcohol;
    efecto dos mil (Inf) millennium bug;
    efecto invernadero greenhouse effect;
    efecto óptico optical illusion;
    efecto secundario side effect;
    efectos especiales special effects;
    efectos sonoros sound effects
    b)



    ( así es) indeed
    2 ( impresión):
    su conducta causó mal efecto his behavior made a bad impression o (colloq) didn't go down well;

    no sé qué efecto le causaron mis palabras I don't know what effect my words had on him
    3 (Dep) ( desvío) swerve;
    ( movimiento rotatorio) spin;

    4

    efecto sustantivo masculino
    1 (consecuencia, resultado) effect: no tiene efectos secundarios, it has no side effects
    se marea por efecto de la medicación, she feels ill because of the medicine
    2 (impresión) impression: su discurso no me causó el menor efecto, his speech made no impression on me
    hace mal efecto, it makes a bad impression
    efectos especiales, special effects
    3 (fin, propósito) purpose: se le comunica al efecto de que.., you are informed that... 4 efectos personales, personal belongings o effects
    5 Meteor efecto invernadero, greenhouse effect
    6 Dep spin
    ♦ Locuciones: a efectos de..., for the purposes of...
    su firma es válida a todos los efectos, his signature is valid for any purpose
    surtir efecto, to take effect: nuestro plan no surtió efecto, our plan didn't work out
    ' efecto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ambiente
    - consecuencia
    - deberse
    - destructor
    - destructora
    - difusor
    - difusora
    - ser
    - estabilizador
    - estabilizadora
    - fulminante
    - golpe
    - imagen
    - impresión
    - imprimir
    - incidir
    - influencia
    - invernadero
    - mella
    - mirada
    - obra
    - prohibición
    - resultado
    - retardada
    - retardado
    - retroactiva
    - retroactivo
    - surtir
    - swing
    - afectar
    - agradable
    - compensar
    - denominar
    - disuasivo
    - enfoque
    - impactante
    - inmediato
    - pasar
    - recorte
    - relación
    - simular
    - soporífero
    - surrealista
    - trascendental
    English:
    act
    - actually
    - adverse
    - aerial
    - after-effect
    - bite
    - boomerang
    - cause
    - domino effect
    - effect
    - effectively
    - enough
    - evil
    - fall
    - flourish
    - fuck
    - greenhouse effect
    - heighten
    - leverage
    - ripple effect
    - send
    - side
    - some
    - special
    - spin
    - void
    - wear off
    - work
    - after
    - draft
    - effective
    - green
    - indeed
    - millennium
    - sedation
    - succeed
    - sure
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    nm
    1. [consecuencia, resultado] effect;
    los efectos del terremoto fueron devastadores the effects of the earthquake were devastating;
    sus declaraciones causaron el efecto que él esperaba his statements had the desired effect;
    el analfabetismo es un efecto de la falta de escuelas illiteracy is a result of the lack of schools;
    la decisión de bajar los tipos de interés tuvo un efecto explosivo the decision to lower interest rates had an explosive impact;
    un medicamento de efecto inmediato a fast-acting medicine;
    un mecanismo de efecto retardado a delayed-action mechanism;
    Esp
    conducía o Am [m5] manejaba bajo los efectos del alcohol she was driving under the influence (of alcohol);
    hacer efecto to take effect;
    todavía no me ha hecho efecto la aspirina the aspirin still hasn't taken effect;
    llevar algo a efecto to put sth into effect, to implement sth;
    el desalojo de las viviendas se llevará a efecto mañana the evacuation of the homes will be carried out tomorrow;
    llevaron a efecto sus promesas/amenazas they made good o carried out their promises/threats;
    surtir efecto to have an effect, to be effective;
    las medidas contra el desempleo no han surtido efecto the measures against unemployment haven't had any effect o haven't been effective;
    por efecto de as a result of;
    el incendio se declaró por efecto de las altas temperaturas the fire broke out as a result of the high temperatures
    Informát el efecto 2000 the millennium bug;
    efecto bumerán boomerang effect;
    efecto dominó domino effect;
    Fís efecto Doppler Doppler effect;
    efecto fotoeléctrico photoelectric effect;
    efecto invernadero greenhouse effect;
    efecto mariposa butterfly effect;
    efecto óptico optical illusion;
    efecto placebo placebo effect;
    efectos secundarios side effects;
    Fís efecto túnel tunnel effect
    2. [finalidad] aim, purpose;
    al efecto, a dicho efecto, a tal efecto to that end;
    rogamos contacte con nosotros, a tal efecto le adjuntamos… you are requested to contact us, and to that end please find attached…;
    un andamio levantado al efecto scaffolding erected for the purpose;
    las medidas propuestas a dicho efecto the measures proposed to this end;
    a estos efectos, se te suministrará el material necesario you will be provided with the necessary materials for this purpose;
    a efectos o [m5] para los efectos de algo as far as sth is concerned;
    a efectos fiscales, estos ingresos no cuentan this income is not counted for tax purposes, this income is not taxable;
    a efectos legales, esta empresa ya no existe as far as the law is concerned o in the eyes of the law, this company no longer exists;
    a todos los efectos el propietario es usted for all practical purposes you are the owner
    3. [impresión] impression;
    sus declaraciones causaron gran efecto his statements made a great impression;
    nos hizo mucho efecto la noticia the news came as quite a shock to us;
    producir buen/mal efecto to make a good/bad impression
    4. [vigencia] effect;
    con efecto desde with effect from;
    con efecto retroactivo retroactively;
    con efecto inmediato with immediate effect;
    un juez ha declarado sin efecto esta norma municipal a judge has declared this by-law null and void;
    tener efecto [vigencia] to come into o take effect;
    ¿desde cuándo tiene efecto esa norma? how long has that law been in force?
    5. [de balón, bola] spin;
    lanzó la falta con mucho efecto he put a lot of bend on the free kick;
    dar efecto a la pelota, golpear la pelota con efecto [en tenis] to put spin on the ball, to spin the ball;
    [en fútbol] to put bend on the ball, to bend the ball;
    dar a la bola efecto de la derecha/izquierda [en billar] to put right-hand/left-hand side on the ball;
    dar a la bola efecto alto [en billar] to put topspin on the ball
    6. Com [documento] bill
    efecto bancario bank bill;
    efectos a cobrar bills receivable;
    efecto de comercio commercial paper;
    efectos del estado government securities;
    efecto de favor accommodation bill;
    efectos a pagar bills payable;
    efectos públicos government securities
    efectos nmpl
    1. Cine & TV efectos especiales special effects;
    efectos sonoros sound effects;
    efectos visuales visual effects
    2. [posesiones] efectos personales personal possessions o effects
    3. [mercancías] goods
    efectos de consumo consumer goods
    en efecto loc adv
    indeed;
    y, en efecto, fuimos a visitar la ciudad and we did indeed visit the city;
    ¿lo hiciste tú? – en efecto did you do it? – I did indeed o indeed I did
    * * *
    m
    1 effect;
    surtir efecto take effect, work;
    efecto a largo plazo long-term effect;
    aplicarse con efecto retroactivo be applied retroactively;
    la subida con efecto retroactivo de las pensiones the retroactive increase in pensions;
    llevar a efecto carry out;
    dejar sin efecto negate, undo
    2
    :
    hacer buen/mal efecto give o create a good/bad impression
    3
    :
    al efecto for the purpose;
    en efecto indeed
    * * *
    efecto nm
    1) : effect
    2)
    en efecto : actually, in fact
    3) efectos nmpl
    : goods, property
    efectos personales: personal effects
    * * *
    1. (en general) effect
    2. (pelota) spin
    hacer efecto to take effect [pt. took; pp. taken] / to work

    Spanish-English dictionary > efecto

  • 4 multiplicador

    adj.
    multiplying.
    m.
    multiplier.
    * * *
    1 multiplying
    1 multiplier
    ————————
    1 multiplier
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ
    2.
    * * *
    multiplicador, -ora
    adj
    multiplying
    nm
    Mat multiplier
    * * *
    m MAT multiplier

    Spanish-English dictionary > multiplicador

  • 5 efecto multiplicador

    • leverageability
    • multiplied by
    • multiplier effect
    • multiplier principle

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > efecto multiplicador

  • 6 multiplicador

    • multiplicity of suits
    • multiplier effect

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > multiplicador

  • 7 multiplicar

    • multiplier effect
    • multiply by one hundred

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > multiplicar

  • 8 redoblar

    • beat out the rhythm
    • beat the drum
    • multiplier effect
    • multiply by one hundred

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > redoblar

  • 9 América Latina

    f.
    Latin America.
    * * *
    Latin America
    * * *
    * * *
    Ex. This might, perhaps, be considered a facetious example; however, consider the effect of the indiscriminate use of Latin America and SPANISH AMERICA.
    * * *
    * * *

    Ex: This might, perhaps, be considered a facetious example; however, consider the effect of the indiscriminate use of Latin America and SPANISH AMERICA.

    * * *
    Latin America

    Spanish-English dictionary > América Latina

  • 10 América de habla hispana

    Ex. This might, perhaps, be considered a facetious example; however, consider the effect of the indiscriminate use of LATIN AMERICA and Spanish America.
    * * *

    Ex: This might, perhaps, be considered a facetious example; however, consider the effect of the indiscriminate use of LATIN AMERICA and Spanish America.

    Spanish-English dictionary > América de habla hispana

  • 11 DOMINO

    m.
    Domino, Antoine Domino.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: dominar.
    * * *
    1 (juego) dominoes plural
    2 (fichas) set of dominoes
    3 (disfraz) domino
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=juego) dominoes pl ; (=conjunto de fichas) set of dominoes
    2) (=pieza) domino
    * * *
    masculino (pl - nós)
    a) ( juego) dominoes

    jugar or (Esp, RPl) al dominó — to play dominoes

    b) ( ficha) domino
    * * *
    = DOMINO, domino.
    Ex. This article describes the architecture and the main features of DOMINO, a multimedia information retrieval system whose data base is a collection of multimedia documents (MDs) constituted of a mixing of texts and images.
    Ex. Unlike most of their fellow workers, they have 'primitive' social interests, limited to games of cards & dominoes, & are heavy drinkers.
    ----
    * efecto dominó = knock-on effect, chain reaction.
    * efecto dominó, el = ripple effect, the, domino effect, the.
    * jugar al dominó = play + dominoes.
    * * *
    masculino (pl - nós)
    a) ( juego) dominoes

    jugar or (Esp, RPl) al dominó — to play dominoes

    b) ( ficha) domino
    * * *
    = DOMINO, domino.

    Ex: This article describes the architecture and the main features of DOMINO, a multimedia information retrieval system whose data base is a collection of multimedia documents (MDs) constituted of a mixing of texts and images.

    Ex: Unlike most of their fellow workers, they have 'primitive' social interests, limited to games of cards & dominoes, & are heavy drinkers.
    * efecto dominó = knock-on effect, chain reaction.
    * efecto dominó, el = ripple effect, the, domino effect, the.
    * jugar al dominó = play + dominoes.

    * * *
    (pl - nós)
    A
    1 (juego) dominoes
    jugar al dominó to play dominoes
    2 (ficha) domino
    B (disfraz) domino
    * * *

    Del verbo dominar: ( conjugate dominar)

    domino es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    dominó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    dominar    
    dominó
    dominar ( conjugate dominar) verbo transitivo
    a) ( controlar) ‹nación/territorio/persona to dominate;

    pasión/cólera to control;
    vehículo/caballo to control;
    dominado por la ambición/los celos ruled by ambition/consumed by jealousy


    tema/asignaturato know … very well


    verbo intransitivo [color/tendencia] to predominate;
    [ opinión] to prevail;
    [ equipo] to dominate
    dominarse verbo pronominal [ persona] to restrain o control oneself
    dominó sustantivo masculino (pl
    ◊ - nós)


    jugar or (Esp, RPl) al dominó to play dominoes

    dominar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (un pueblo, país) to dominate, rule
    2 (contener, controlar) to control
    3 (conocer perfectamente: un idioma) to speak very well
    (: un asunto, una actividad) to master
    4 (con la vista) to overlook
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 to dominate
    2 (un color, una característica) to stand out
    dominó sustantivo masculino dominoes pl
    ' dominó' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ficha
    - blanca
    - robar
    English:
    domino
    - domino effect
    - ripple effect
    * * *
    1. [juego] dominoes [singular];
    jugar al dominó to play dominoes
    2. [fichas] set of dominoes
    * * *
    m dominoes pl
    * * *
    dominó nm, pl - nós
    1) : domino (tile)
    2) : dominoes pl (game)
    * * *
    1. (ficha) domino
    2. (juego) dominoes

    Spanish-English dictionary > DOMINO

  • 12 Hispanoamérica

    f.
    Spanish America, Hispano-America, Latin America.
    * * *
    1 Spanish America, Latin America
    * * *
    SF Spanish America, Hispanic America
    * * *
    femenino Spanish America
    * * *
    Ex. This might, perhaps, be considered a facetious example; however, consider the effect of the indiscriminate use of LATIN AMERICA and Spanish America.
    * * *
    femenino Spanish America
    * * *

    Ex: This might, perhaps, be considered a facetious example; however, consider the effect of the indiscriminate use of LATIN AMERICA and Spanish America.

    * * *
    Spanish America
    * * *

    Hispanoamérica sustantivo femenino
    Spanish America
    Hispanoamérica sustantivo femenino Spanish America
    * * *
    Spanish America

    Spanish-English dictionary > Hispanoamérica

  • 13 Latinoamérica

    f.
    Latin America.
    * * *
    1 Latin America
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino Latin America
    * * *
    Ex. This might, perhaps, be considered a facetious example; however, consider the effect of the indiscriminate use of Latin America and SPANISH AMERICA.
    * * *
    femenino Latin America
    * * *

    Ex: This might, perhaps, be considered a facetious example; however, consider the effect of the indiscriminate use of Latin America and SPANISH AMERICA.

    * * *
    Latin America
    * * *

    Latinoamérica sustantivo femenino
    Latin America
    Latinoamérica sustantivo femenino Latin America
    ' Latinoamérica' also found in these entries:
    English:
    Latin
    * * *
    Latin America
    * * *
    Latin America

    Spanish-English dictionary > Latinoamérica

  • 14 Muchas gracias

    intj.
    thank you very much, thanks very much, many thanks, thanks a lot.
    * * *
    Ex. When a speaker's time is up, make it clear by rising and saying words to the effect of ' Thank you very much. That's all the time you have'.
    * * *

    Ex: When a speaker's time is up, make it clear by rising and saying words to the effect of ' Thank you very much. That's all the time you have'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Muchas gracias

  • 15 Navidad

    f.
    1 Christmas (Day).
    2 Christmas (time) (periodo).
    felices Navidades Merry Christmas
    m.
    Christmas, Christmastime, Xmas, Yule.
    * * *
    1 Christmas
    \
    felicitar las Navidades a alguien to wish somebody a merry Christmas
    árbol de Navidad Christmas tree
    tarjeta de Navidad Christmas card
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *

    ¡feliz Navidad! — happy Christmas!

    pl Navidades Christmas (time)
    * * *
    femenino Christmas
    * * *
    = festive season, Xmas, Christmas time, Christmastide, Crimbo.
    Nota: Variante coloquial de la palabra Christmas.
    Ex. The broadcasting each festive season of classic American popular Christmas songs has ensured the music is well known to all.
    Ex. ' Xmas' is not originally an attempt to exclude Christ from Christmas, but uses an abbreviation of the Greek spelling of the word 'Christ'.
    Ex. The effect of Christmas time on body weight development was investigated in 46 obese patients.
    Ex. Christmastide is what is traditionally called the Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas Day is the first day and 5 January is the twelfth day.
    Ex. He never had issues with alcohol as a teen with going off the rails etc as he was used to have a sip of wine now and then with dinner or at Crimbo.
    ----
    * abeto de Navidad = balsam fir.
    * árbol de Navidad = Christmas tree.
    * cena de Navidad = Christmas dinner.
    * cesta de Navidad = Christmas hamper.
    * comida de Navidad = Christmas dinner.
    * día de Navidad = Christmas Day.
    * durante la Navidad = at Christmas time.
    * fiesta de Navidad = festive season holiday.
    * Navidades = Christmas.
    * vacaciones de Navidad = Christmas break, Christmas recess.
    * vacaciones de Navidad, las = Xmas break, the.
    * * *
    femenino Christmas
    * * *
    = festive season, Xmas, Christmas time, Christmastide, Crimbo.
    Nota: Variante coloquial de la palabra Christmas.

    Ex: The broadcasting each festive season of classic American popular Christmas songs has ensured the music is well known to all.

    Ex: ' Xmas' is not originally an attempt to exclude Christ from Christmas, but uses an abbreviation of the Greek spelling of the word 'Christ'.
    Ex: The effect of Christmas time on body weight development was investigated in 46 obese patients.
    Ex: Christmastide is what is traditionally called the Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas Day is the first day and 5 January is the twelfth day.
    Ex: He never had issues with alcohol as a teen with going off the rails etc as he was used to have a sip of wine now and then with dinner or at Crimbo.
    * abeto de Navidad = balsam fir.
    * árbol de Navidad = Christmas tree.
    * cena de Navidad = Christmas dinner.
    * cesta de Navidad = Christmas hamper.
    * comida de Navidad = Christmas dinner.
    * día de Navidad = Christmas Day.
    * durante la Navidad = at Christmas time.
    * fiesta de Navidad = festive season holiday.
    * Navidades = Christmas.
    * vacaciones de Navidad = Christmas break, Christmas recess.
    * vacaciones de Navidad, las = Xmas break, the.

    * * *
    Christmas
    el día de Navidad Christmas Day
    felicitar la Navidad or las Navidades a algn to wish sb a happy Christmas
    en Navidad at Christmas (time)
    ¿dónde vas a pasar la Navidad or las Navidades? where are you going to spend Christmas?
    * * *

    Navidad sustantivo femenino
    Christmas;

    ¡feliz navidad! happy Christmas!;
    en navidad at Christmas (time)
    Navidad nf (tb en pl) Christmas
    ¡Feliz Navidad!, Merry Christmas!

    ' Navidad' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    árbol
    - cesta
    - desorbitar
    - faltar
    - número
    - pesebre
    - regalo
    - acercar
    - adorno
    - decoración
    - felicidad
    - felicitación
    - felicitar
    - feliz
    - natividad
    - paga
    - Pascua
    - tarjeta
    English:
    at
    - bustling
    - Christmas
    - Christmas cake
    - Christmas card
    - Christmas Day
    - Christmas pudding
    - Christmas stocking
    - cracker
    - crib
    - light up
    - merry
    - mince pie
    - near
    - something
    - stocking filler
    - though
    - Xmas
    - come
    - fall
    - far
    - greeting
    * * *
    1. [día] Christmas (Day)
    2. [periodo]
    Navidad(es) Christmas (time);
    en Navidad at Christmas;
    feliz Navidad, felices Navidades Merry Christmas;
    Navidades blancas white Christmas
    * * *
    f Christmas;
    ¡Feliz Navidad! Merry o Happy Christmas!
    * * *
    : Christmas, Christmastime
    Feliz Navidad: Merry Christmas
    * * *
    Navidad n Christmas
    ¡Feliz Navidad! Merry Christmas!

    Spanish-English dictionary > Navidad

  • 16 Pascua

    f.
    1 Easter.
    ¡felices Pascuas! (singular) Merry Christmas!
    de Pascuas a Ramos once in a blue moon
    2 Passover.
    * * *
    1 (cristiana) Easter; (judía) Passover
    1 Christmas sing
    \
    de Pascuas a Ramos once in a blue moon
    contento,-a como unas pascuas as happy as a sandboy
    hacerle la pascua a alguien to mess things up for somebody
    ... y santas pascuas... and that's that
    pascua de Pentecostés Whitsun, Whitsuntide
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=Navidad) Christmas time, Christmas period; (=Epifanía) Epiphany

    ¡felices Pascuas! — merry Christmas!

    2) [en Semana Santa] Easter

    Pascua de Pentecostés — Pentecost, Whitsun, Whitsuntide

    Pascua de Resurrección, Pascua florida — Easter

    3)

    Pascua de los hebreos, Pascua de los judíos — Passover

    4)
    * * *

    y santas pascuas — (fam) and that's/that was that

    b) ( Navidad) Christmas
    c) ( fiesta judía) Passover
    * * *
    = Easter, Christmas time, Christmastide.
    Ex. This article provides a historical review and bibliography of Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving songs.
    Ex. The effect of Christmas time on body weight development was investigated in 46 obese patients.
    Ex. Christmastide is what is traditionally called the Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas Day is the first day and 5 January is the twelfth day.
    ----
    * conejo de Pascua = Easter rabbit.
    * conejo de Pascua, el = Easter bunny, the.
    * Domingo de Pascua = Easter Sunday.
    * durante la Pascua = at Christmas time.
    * Isla de Pascua = Easter Island.
    * Lunes de Pascua = Easter Monday.
    * más contento que unas pascuas = as happy as Larry.
    * Sábado de Pascua = Easter Saturday.
    * * *

    y santas pascuas — (fam) and that's/that was that

    b) ( Navidad) Christmas
    c) ( fiesta judía) Passover
    * * *
    = Easter, Christmas time, Christmastide.

    Ex: This article provides a historical review and bibliography of Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving songs.

    Ex: The effect of Christmas time on body weight development was investigated in 46 obese patients.
    Ex: Christmastide is what is traditionally called the Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas Day is the first day and 5 January is the twelfth day.
    * conejo de Pascua = Easter rabbit.
    * conejo de Pascua, el = Easter bunny, the.
    * Domingo de Pascua = Easter Sunday.
    * durante la Pascua = at Christmas time.
    * Isla de Pascua = Easter Island.
    * Lunes de Pascua = Easter Monday.
    * más contento que unas pascuas = as happy as Larry.
    * Sábado de Pascua = Easter Saturday.

    * * *
    el día de Pascua Easter Sunday, Easter Day
    de Pascuas a or en Ramos ( fam); once in a blue moon ( colloq)
    hacerle la Pascua a algn ( fam); to mess up sb's plans ( colloq)
    y santas pPascuas ( fam); and that's/that was that
    2 (Navidad) Christmas
    3 (fiesta judía) Passover
    Compuesto:
    Pascua Florida or de Resurrección
    Easter
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    Pascua    
    pascua
    Pascua sustantivo femenino



    pascua sustantivo femenino
    1 Easter 2 pascuas, Christmas sing
    ♦ Locuciones: estar alguien como unas pascuas, to be as happy as a sandboy
    hacerle la pascua a alguien, to mess up things for sb
    de pascuas a ramos, once in a blue moon
    santas pascuas, that's all: pues si no podemos ir al teatro, no vamos y santas pascuas, if we can't go to the theatre we can't go, and that's that
    ' Pascua' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    isla
    - pascua
    - árbol
    - domingo
    - huevo
    - Isla de Pascua
    - pan
    - para
    English:
    Easter
    - Easter egg
    - mainland
    - away
    - Christmas
    - pass
    * * *
    pascua nf
    1. [de los cristianos] Easter
    Pascua Florida Easter;
    2.
    Pascuas [Navidad] Christmas [singular];
    ¡felices Pascuas (y próspero año nuevo)! Merry Christmas (and a Happy New Year)!
    3. [de los judíos] Passover
    4. Comp
    Fam
    estar como unas Pascuas to be as pleased as Punch;
    no va poder ayudarnos – ¡pues nos ha hecho la pascua! he's not going to be able to help us – well that's messed up our plans!;
    Fam
    de Pascuas a Ramos once in a blue moon;
    Fam
    dile que no, ¡y santas Pascuas! tell him no, and that's it o that's all there is to it
    * * *
    f Easter;
    Pascuas ( Navidad) Christmas sg ;
    ¡felices Pascuas! Merry Christmas!;
    de Pascuas a Ramos once in a blue moon;
    estar como unas Pascuas fam be over the moon fam, be ecstatic fam ;
    hacer la Pascua a alguien fam ( molestar) bother s.o., bug s.o. fam ; ( perjudicar) wreck s.o.’s plans;
    ¡y santas Pascuas! fam and that’s that!
    * * *
    Pascua nf
    1) : Easter
    2) : Passover
    3) : Christmas
    4) Pascuas nfpl
    : Christmas season
    * * *
    Pascua n Easter
    ¡Felices Pascuas! Merry Christmas!

    Spanish-English dictionary > Pascua

  • 17 Red Bibliográfica Australiana (ABN)

    Ex. The Australian Bibliographic Network (ABN) combines in effect the functions of an online cataloguing network, a national database, and a national union catalogue.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Red Bibliográfica Australiana (ABN)

  • 18 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.
    ----
    * 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

    * * *
    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

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    (adj.) = high-pressured, high-pressure
    Ex. The effect was similar to using a high-pressured jet wash on your car.
    Ex. A high-pressure spray nozzle is used for descaling and cleansing, while a brush is used to remove stubborn deposits and rust..
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    (adj.) = high-pressured, high-pressure

    Ex: The effect was similar to using a high-pressured jet wash on your car.

    Ex: A high-pressure spray nozzle is used for descaling and cleansing, while a brush is used to remove stubborn deposits and rust..

    Spanish-English dictionary > a alta presión

  • 20 a la larga

    in the long run
    * * *
    * * *
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. For a scheme to be successfull in the long term it is vital that there should be an organisational structure to support the scheme.
    Ex. This project ought to develop over the long term from a system designed to support the exchange of entries in micro-print to a fully automated network for the processing of records.
    Ex. This is time well invested since it saves money in the end and leads to a higher success rate in providing information = Éste es tiempo bien invertido ya que ahorra dinero en última instancia y permite ofrecer una información mucho más pertinente para el usuario.
    Ex. Eventually this work on citation orders came to fruition in the rather unlikely context of a new indexing systems, PRECIS.
    Ex. Thus, the public library in this country for the next few years and for the long pull may be presented with a first-rate opportunity for greater service to its community by defining its service with reference to some qualitative standards.
    Ex. The vibration may cause the chips to work loose over a period of time, and if they have to be pushed back into their sockets, it is very easy to bend or break one of the 'legs'.
    Ex. But over the long haul you'll just find that your data is easier and cheaper to get at if you use XML.
    Ex. In the far term novel techniques are being developed to remove carbon dioxide from fuel gas or flue gas from energy conversion systems.
    Ex. Moreover, these entries must ultimately direct the searcher to his desired specific subject in the classified file.
    Ex. By and by Tom's reading and dreaming about princely life wrought such a strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince unconsciously.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: For a scheme to be successfull in the long term it is vital that there should be an organisational structure to support the scheme.

    Ex: This project ought to develop over the long term from a system designed to support the exchange of entries in micro-print to a fully automated network for the processing of records.
    Ex: This is time well invested since it saves money in the end and leads to a higher success rate in providing information = Éste es tiempo bien invertido ya que ahorra dinero en última instancia y permite ofrecer una información mucho más pertinente para el usuario.
    Ex: Eventually this work on citation orders came to fruition in the rather unlikely context of a new indexing systems, PRECIS.
    Ex: Thus, the public library in this country for the next few years and for the long pull may be presented with a first-rate opportunity for greater service to its community by defining its service with reference to some qualitative standards.
    Ex: The vibration may cause the chips to work loose over a period of time, and if they have to be pushed back into their sockets, it is very easy to bend or break one of the 'legs'.
    Ex: But over the long haul you'll just find that your data is easier and cheaper to get at if you use XML.
    Ex: In the far term novel techniques are being developed to remove carbon dioxide from fuel gas or flue gas from energy conversion systems.
    Ex: Moreover, these entries must ultimately direct the searcher to his desired specific subject in the classified file.
    Ex: By and by Tom's reading and dreaming about princely life wrought such a
    strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince unconsciously
    .

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la larga

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