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out of touch with reality

  • 1 alejado

    adj.
    far away, faraway, far-out, remote.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: alejar.
    * * *
    1→ link=alejar alejar
    1 (lejano) far away, remote
    2 (separado) aloof, apart
    * * *
    (f. - alejada)
    adj.
    remote, distant
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=distanciado) remote

    vivimos algo alejados — we live quite far away, we live quite a distance away

    alejado de[lugar] distant from; [persona] away from

    2) (=diferente) removed (de from)
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) < lugar> remote

    alejado de algo/alguien: hace tiempo que está alejado de la política he's been away from o out of politics for some time; está alejado de su familia — he's estranged from his family

    * * *
    = outlying, further afield, at arm's length, aloof.
    Ex. Attempts were made to reach beyond the larger cities through the use of mobile vans to visit outlying towns and rural areas.
    Ex. The number of users of mobile libraries is falling because of improved transport facilities which allow users to visit library services further afield.
    Ex. Because transfer prices can he manipulated to avoid paying taxes, governments insist that these prices must be set as if the firms were at arm's length.
    Ex. The article takes up the present discussion about youths' aloof attitudes towards politics.
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    * alejado del mundanal ruido = far from the maddening crowd(s).
    * estar alejado + Expresión Numérica = be + Número + away.
    * estar bastante alejado = be a distance apart.
    * estar muy alejado de = be a long way from.
    * mantener alejado = keep away, keep + Nombre + out.
    * mantener Algo alejado = keep + Nombre + at arm's length.
    * mantenerse alejado = stay away, remain + aloof.
    * mantenerse alejado de = stay away from, steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
    * mantenerse alejado de la mirada pública = shun + the public eye.
    * más alejado = further afield, furthest away.
    * muy alejado de = a long way removed from.
    * permanecer alejado = stay out of + sight.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) < lugar> remote

    alejado de algo/alguien: hace tiempo que está alejado de la política he's been away from o out of politics for some time; está alejado de su familia — he's estranged from his family

    * * *
    = outlying, further afield, at arm's length, aloof.

    Ex: Attempts were made to reach beyond the larger cities through the use of mobile vans to visit outlying towns and rural areas.

    Ex: The number of users of mobile libraries is falling because of improved transport facilities which allow users to visit library services further afield.
    Ex: Because transfer prices can he manipulated to avoid paying taxes, governments insist that these prices must be set as if the firms were at arm's length.
    Ex: The article takes up the present discussion about youths' aloof attitudes towards politics.
    * alejado del mundanal ruido = far from the maddening crowd(s).
    * estar alejado + Expresión Numérica = be + Número + away.
    * estar bastante alejado = be a distance apart.
    * estar muy alejado de = be a long way from.
    * mantener alejado = keep away, keep + Nombre + out.
    * mantener Algo alejado = keep + Nombre + at arm's length.
    * mantenerse alejado = stay away, remain + aloof.
    * mantenerse alejado de = stay away from, steer + clear of, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
    * mantenerse alejado de la mirada pública = shun + the public eye.
    * más alejado = further afield, furthest away.
    * muy alejado de = a long way removed from.
    * permanecer alejado = stay out of + sight.

    * * *
    alejado -da
    1 ‹lugar› remote
    su casa está algo alejada her house is a little remote o out of the way
    2 (distanciado) ‹persona› alejado DE algo/algn:
    hace tiempo que está alejado de la política he's been away from o out of politics for some time
    desde que pasó, está alejado de su familia he's been estranged from his family since it happened, there's been a rift between him and his family since it happened
    * * *

     

    Del verbo alejar: ( conjugate alejar)

    alejado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    alejado    
    alejar
    alejado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) lugar remote

    b) ( distanciado) ‹ persona›:

    hace tiempo que está alejado de la política he's been away from o out of politics for some time;

    está alejado de su familia he's estranged from his family
    alejar ( conjugate alejar) verbo transitivo
    a) (poner lejos, más lejos) to move … (further) away;

    alejado algo/a algn de algo/algn to move sth/sb away from sth/sb
    b) ( distanciar) alejado a algn de algn to distance sb from sb

    c)dudas/temores to dispel

    alejarse verbo pronominal
    to move away;
    ( caminando) to walk away;

    se alejó de su familia he drifted apart from his family;
    necesito alejadome de todo I need to get away from everything
    alejado,-a adjetivo
    1 (lugar) far away, remote
    2 (distanciado de una actividad) away from: lleva años alejado de la docencia, he's been out of teaching for years
    alejar verbo transitivo to move further away

    ' alejado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alejada
    - alejarse
    - allá
    - apartada
    - apartado
    - aislado
    English:
    apart
    - keep back
    - clear
    - keep
    - out
    * * *
    alejado, -a adj
    1. [lugar] distant (de from);
    viven en una granja alejada they live on a remote farm;
    su casa está más alejada de aquí que la mía her house is further o farther (away) from here than mine;
    la enfermedad le obligó a permanecer alejado de los escenarios durante dos meses his illness kept him off the stage for two months
    2. [distanciado]
    viven muy alejados el uno del otro they live very far apart;
    le acusaron de estar alejado de la realidad they accused him of being out of touch (with reality)
    * * *
    adj remote, far away
    * * *
    alejado, -da adj
    : remote

    Spanish-English dictionary > alejado

  • 2 contacto

    m.
    1 contact (entre dos cosas, personas).
    perder el contacto to lose touch
    ponerse en contacto con to get in touch with
    contacto visual eye contact
    2 ignition (automobiles).
    3 verbal contact, communication.
    4 socket, electric socket, power point, outlet.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: contactar.
    * * *
    1 contact
    2 AUTOMÓVIL ignition
    \
    entrar en contacto con / ponerse en contact con to get in touch with, get in contact with
    establecer contacto con to make contact with, get in contact with
    mantenerse en contacto con to keep in touch with, keep in contact with
    perder el contacto to lose touch
    contacto sexual sexual contact
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    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=acto de tocar) contact
    2) (=trato) touch

    ponerse en contacto con algn — to get in touch with sb, contact sb

    3) (Aut) ignition
    4) (Elec) contact
    5) Méx (=enchufe) plug
    6) (=encuentro) meeting
    7) (Fot) contact print
    8) pl contactos (=conocidos) contacts

    sección de contactos[de un periódico] contact section, contacts

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( entre dos cuerpos) contact

    estar/entrar en contacto — to be in/come into contact

    b) ( comunicación) contact

    poner a alguien/algo en contacto con alguien/algo — to put somebody/something in touch with somebody/something

    ponerse en contacto con alguien/algo — to get in touch with somebody/something

    c) (entrevista, reunión) encounter
    2) (persona, conocido) contact
    3) (Auto) ignition
    4) (Méx) (Elec) socket, power point
    * * *
    = contact, exposure.
    Ex. Many large library systems have some contact with shared and centralised cataloguing activities.
    Ex. This article also examines the need for exposure to AI by all students in order to become familiar with capabilities and limitations of AI-based systems.
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    * activación por contacto = constrained spreading activation.
    * agencia de contactos = dating service.
    * con buenos contactos = well-connected.
    * contacto con = exposure to.
    * contacto con el público = public contact.
    * contacto con los blancos = white contact.
    * contacto corporal = body contact.
    * contacto eléctrico = electric contact, electrical contact.
    * contacto estrecho = close contact.
    * contacto físico = physical contact.
    * contacto personal = personal contact, public contact.
    * contactos = network.
    * contactos profesionales = networking, professional networking.
    * contacto visual = eye contact.
    * datos de contacto = contact details.
    * dirección de contacto = contact address.
    * en contacto = in communication.
    * en contacto con la realidad = in touch with + reality.
    * entrar en contacto = come into + contact.
    * entrar en contacto con = get in + touch with.
    * establecer contacto = make + contact.
    * establecer contactos = liaise (with/between).
    * establecer contactos profesionales = networking.
    * estar en contacto (con) = stay in + touch (with), be in touch (with).
    * información de contacto = contact details, contact information.
    * lente de contacto = contact lens.
    * lista de contactos = contact list.
    * lista de personas de contacto = contact list.
    * llave de contacto = ignition key.
    * mantener contacto = maintain + contact.
    * mantenerse en contacto = stay + tuned.
    * mantenerse en contacto (con) = keep in + touch (with), stay in + touch (with).
    * página de contactos = dating service.
    * pegamento de contacto = contact glue, contact adhesive.
    * perder contacto con la realidad = lose + touch with reality.
    * perder el contacto con = lose + touch with.
    * pérdida de contacto con la realidad = loss of touch with reality.
    * persona de contacto = contact, correspondent, contact person, named contact.
    * pinzas de contacto = alligator clip.
    * poner a Alguien en contacto con = put + Nombre + in touch with.
    * poner en contacto = bring into + relationship, contact, provide + an interface, bring into + contact.
    * ponerse en contacto = make + contact.
    * ponerse en contacto con = be in touch (with), interact (with), get in + touch with.
    * presión de contacto = contact pressure.
    * primer punto de contacto = port of first call.
    * primer punto de contacto, el = first port of call, the.
    * punto de contacto = point of contact, interface, contact point.
    * red de contactos personales = referral network.
    * seguir en contacto = stay + tuned.
    * seguir en contacto (con) = stay in + touch (with), keep in + touch (with).
    * sin contacto = non-contact.
    * sin haber contacto = non-contact.
    * teléfono de contacto = contact telephone number.
    * tener contacto = have + contact.
    * tener contactos = liaise (with/between).
    * toma de contacto entre expertos = meeting of (the) minds.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( entre dos cuerpos) contact

    estar/entrar en contacto — to be in/come into contact

    b) ( comunicación) contact

    poner a alguien/algo en contacto con alguien/algo — to put somebody/something in touch with somebody/something

    ponerse en contacto con alguien/algo — to get in touch with somebody/something

    c) (entrevista, reunión) encounter
    2) (persona, conocido) contact
    3) (Auto) ignition
    4) (Méx) (Elec) socket, power point
    * * *
    = contact, exposure.

    Ex: Many large library systems have some contact with shared and centralised cataloguing activities.

    Ex: This article also examines the need for exposure to AI by all students in order to become familiar with capabilities and limitations of AI-based systems.
    * activación por contacto = constrained spreading activation.
    * agencia de contactos = dating service.
    * con buenos contactos = well-connected.
    * contacto con = exposure to.
    * contacto con el público = public contact.
    * contacto con los blancos = white contact.
    * contacto corporal = body contact.
    * contacto eléctrico = electric contact, electrical contact.
    * contacto estrecho = close contact.
    * contacto físico = physical contact.
    * contacto personal = personal contact, public contact.
    * contactos = network.
    * contactos profesionales = networking, professional networking.
    * contacto visual = eye contact.
    * datos de contacto = contact details.
    * dirección de contacto = contact address.
    * en contacto = in communication.
    * en contacto con la realidad = in touch with + reality.
    * entrar en contacto = come into + contact.
    * entrar en contacto con = get in + touch with.
    * establecer contacto = make + contact.
    * establecer contactos = liaise (with/between).
    * establecer contactos profesionales = networking.
    * estar en contacto (con) = stay in + touch (with), be in touch (with).
    * información de contacto = contact details, contact information.
    * lente de contacto = contact lens.
    * lista de contactos = contact list.
    * lista de personas de contacto = contact list.
    * llave de contacto = ignition key.
    * mantener contacto = maintain + contact.
    * mantenerse en contacto = stay + tuned.
    * mantenerse en contacto (con) = keep in + touch (with), stay in + touch (with).
    * página de contactos = dating service.
    * pegamento de contacto = contact glue, contact adhesive.
    * perder contacto con la realidad = lose + touch with reality.
    * perder el contacto con = lose + touch with.
    * pérdida de contacto con la realidad = loss of touch with reality.
    * persona de contacto = contact, correspondent, contact person, named contact.
    * pinzas de contacto = alligator clip.
    * poner a Alguien en contacto con = put + Nombre + in touch with.
    * poner en contacto = bring into + relationship, contact, provide + an interface, bring into + contact.
    * ponerse en contacto = make + contact.
    * ponerse en contacto con = be in touch (with), interact (with), get in + touch with.
    * presión de contacto = contact pressure.
    * primer punto de contacto = port of first call.
    * primer punto de contacto, el = first port of call, the.
    * punto de contacto = point of contact, interface, contact point.
    * red de contactos personales = referral network.
    * seguir en contacto = stay + tuned.
    * seguir en contacto (con) = stay in + touch (with), keep in + touch (with).
    * sin contacto = non-contact.
    * sin haber contacto = non-contact.
    * teléfono de contacto = contact telephone number.
    * tener contacto = have + contact.
    * tener contactos = liaise (with/between).
    * toma de contacto entre expertos = meeting of (the) minds.

    * * *
    A
    estar/entrar en contacto to be in/come into contact
    los cables no están haciendo contacto the wires are not making contact
    2 (comunicación) contact
    todos nos mantenemos en contacto we all keep in touch o contact, we're all still in touch with each other
    me puso en contacto con un abogado he put me in touch o contact with a lawyer
    póngase en contacto con su agencia de viajes contact your travel agent, get in touch with your travel agent
    3 (entrevista, reunión) encounter
    B (persona, conocido) contact
    C ( Auto) ignition
    D (foto) contact print; (tira de fotos) contact sheet
    E ( Méx) ( Elec) socket, power point
    * * *

     

    Del verbo contactar: ( conjugate contactar)

    contacto es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    contactó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    con tacto    
    contactar    
    contacto
    contactar ( conjugate contactar) verbo intransitivo contacto CON algn to contact sb, get in touch with sb
    verbo transitivo
    to contact
    contacto sustantivo masculino


    hacer contacto to make contact

    estar/ponerse en contacto con algn to be/get in touch o contact with sb

    c) (entrevista, reunión) encounter

    d) (persona, conocido) contact

    e) (Auto) ignition

    f) (Méx) (Elec) socket, power point

    contactar verbo intransitivo to contact, get in touch [con, with]
    contacto sustantivo masculino
    1 contact
    pegamento de contacto, contact glue
    2 (amigo, influencia) contact
    3 Auto ignition
    4 (trato) touch
    ponerse en contacto, to get in touch
    ' contacto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    comunicación
    - enlace
    - influencia
    - lente
    - llave
    - tocar
    - tratarse
    - cola
    - comunicar
    - conectar
    - conecte
    - contagioso
    - establecer
    - mantener
    - roce
    - tratar
    English:
    approach
    - call
    - close
    - connection
    - contact
    - contact dermatitis
    - interface
    - keep up
    - push button
    - superglue
    - touch
    - track
    - contact lens
    - get
    - ignition
    - liaise
    - put
    - reach
    * * *
    1. [entre dos cosas, personas] contact;
    entrar en contacto con algo/alguien to come into contact with sth/sb;
    establecer contacto con alguien to make contact with sb;
    mantener el contacto, seguir en contacto to keep in touch o contact;
    perder el contacto to lose touch;
    su primer contacto con la política tuvo lugar en 1978 his first encounter with politics was in 1978;
    ponerse en contacto con to get in touch with
    contacto visual eye contact
    2. [persona] contact
    3. Fam
    contactos [amistades] contacts;
    tiene contactos en el ministerio he has contacts at the ministry
    4. Esp
    contactos [sección en prensa] lonely hearts
    5. Aut ignition;
    dale al contacto switch the engine on
    6. Méx [enchufe] power point, socket
    7. Elec contact;
    hacer o [m5] establecer contacto to make contact;
    el cortocircuito se produjo por un mal contacto the short circuit was caused by a faulty contact
    8. Fot contact (print)
    * * *
    m
    1 tb
    EL contact
    2 AUTO ignition
    3
    :
    ponerse en contacto get in touch ( con with)
    * * *
    : contact
    * * *
    contacto n contact

    Spanish-English dictionary > contacto

  • 3 desconectar

    v.
    1 to switch off (aparato).
    2 to switch off (informal) (person).
    desconectar de la realidad to cut oneself off from one's surroundings
    3 to disconnect, to turn off, to close down, to shut down.
    Desconectaron el sistema anoche They disconnected the system last night.
    Ricardo desconectó el enchufe Richard disconnected the plug.
    * * *
    1 ELECTRICIDAD to disconnect
    2 (un aparato) to switch off, turn off
    3 (desenchufar) to unplug
    4 familiar figurado to turn off, switch off
    1 familiar figurado (separarse) to cut oneself off (de, from)
    * * *
    verb
    to disconnect, switch off
    * * *
    1.
    VT (Elec) [+ gas, teléfono] to disconnect; [+ enchufe] to unplug; [+ radio, televisor] to switch off, turn off; (Inform) to switch off
    2.
    VI [durante una conversación] to switch off
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <alarma/teléfono> to disconnect; < calefacción> to switch off, turn off
    2.
    desconectar vi (fam) to switch off
    3.
    a) aparato to switch o turn off

    se desconecta automáticamenteit switches o turns (itself) off automatically

    desconectarse de algo/alguien — to lose touch with something/somebody; ( voluntariamente) to sever all ties with something/somebody

    * * *
    = turn off, disconnect, disengage, decouple, break away.
    Ex. Trapping must be turned off by hand when the document has been picked up by the borrower.
    Ex. If a drive is disconnected or if a drive door or tray is open, a message similar to the following will appear.
    Ex. The ribbon must be disengaged so that the metal typefaces strike the wax sheet directly.
    Ex. The physical library will probably become less viable over time and so it is important to decouple the information professional from the library unit.
    Ex. Maybe, just maybe losing motivation is a way that our body tells us we need to break away for a while.
    ----
    * desconectarse = log off, log out.
    * desconectarse automáticamente transcurrido un tiempo determinado = time out.
    * desconectar una alarma = silence + alarm.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <alarma/teléfono> to disconnect; < calefacción> to switch off, turn off
    2.
    desconectar vi (fam) to switch off
    3.
    a) aparato to switch o turn off

    se desconecta automáticamenteit switches o turns (itself) off automatically

    desconectarse de algo/alguien — to lose touch with something/somebody; ( voluntariamente) to sever all ties with something/somebody

    * * *
    = turn off, disconnect, disengage, decouple, break away.

    Ex: Trapping must be turned off by hand when the document has been picked up by the borrower.

    Ex: If a drive is disconnected or if a drive door or tray is open, a message similar to the following will appear.
    Ex: The ribbon must be disengaged so that the metal typefaces strike the wax sheet directly.
    Ex: The physical library will probably become less viable over time and so it is important to decouple the information professional from the library unit.
    Ex: Maybe, just maybe losing motivation is a way that our body tells us we need to break away for a while.
    * desconectarse = log off, log out.
    * desconectarse automáticamente transcurrido un tiempo determinado = time out.
    * desconectar una alarma = silence + alarm.

    * * *
    vt
    ‹alarma/teléfono› to disconnect
    desconectaron la calefacción antes de irse they switched o turned the heating off before leaving
    desconectar algo DE algo to disconnect sth FROM sth
    tienes que desconectarlo de la red you have to disconnect it from the mains supply
    ■ desconectar
    vi
    A ( Inf) to disconnect
    B ( fam) (durante discusión, conversación) to switch o turn off
    1 «aparato» to switch o turn off
    la fotocopiadora se desconecta automáticamente the photocopier switches o turns (itself) off automatically
    2 ( Inf) to hang up
    3
    «persona»: desconectarse DE algo/algn: se ha desconectado totalmente del mundo académico he is totally cut off from o has lost touch with the academic world; (voluntariamente) he has severed all ties with o has cut himself off completely from the academic world
    me había desconectado de mis antiguas amistades I'd lost touch with my old friends
    está desconectado de la realidad he's lost touch with reality
    * * *

    desconectar ( conjugate desconectar) verbo transitivoalarma/teléfono to disconnect;
    calefacción to switch off, turn off;
    desconectar algo de algo to disconnect sth from sth
    desconectarse verbo pronominal [ aparato] to switch o turn off
    desconectar verbo transitivo
    1 (cortar el teléfono, luz) to disconnect
    2 (apagar) to switch off
    3 (desenchufar) to unplug
    4 fig (desentenderse) to switch off
    ' desconectar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    disconnect
    - disengage
    - machine
    - turn off
    - switch
    - unplug
    * * *
    vt
    [aparato] to switch off; [línea] to disconnect; [desenchufar] to unplug;
    acuérdate de desconectar la alarma remember to disconnect the alarm
    vi
    Fam [persona] to switch off;
    se va al campo para desconectar she goes off to the country to get away from it all;
    en cuanto ella se pone a hablar, yo desconecto as soon as she starts talking I switch off;
    desconectar de la realidad to cut oneself off from reality;
    vive desconectada de la realidad she lives in a world of her own
    * * *
    I v/t EL disconnect
    II v/i fig
    switch off
    * * *
    1) : to disconnect, to switch off
    2) : to unplug
    * * *
    1. (luz, teléfono, etc) to disconnect / to cut off [pt. & pp. cut]
    2. (desenchufar) to unplug [pt. & pp. unplugged]
    3. (apagar) to switch off

    Spanish-English dictionary > desconectar

  • 4 desfasado

    adj.
    out of phase, out of place, off-time.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: desfasar.
    * * *
    1→ link=desfasar desfasar
    1 outdated, out of date (persona) old-fashioned, behind the times
    ¡eres un desfasado! you're just not with it!
    * * *
    (f. - desfasada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=anticuado) behind the times
    2) (Téc) out of phase
    3)

    estar desfasado — (Aer) to be suffering from jetlag

    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) (Fís) out of phase; <mecanismo/ritmo> out of sync; <planes/etapas> out of step
    b) <ideas/persona> old-fashioned
    * * *
    = out of date [out-of-date], outdated [out-dated], outmoded, superseded, outworn, musty [mustier -comp., mustiest -sup.], out of sync, overaged, out of touch with + reality, fossilised [fossilized, -USA], byzantine, moth-eaten, mothy [mothier -comp., mothiest -sup.], stale, long in the tooth.
    Ex. It is for this reason that many special libraries have constructed their own indexing language; they have avoided being tied to a possibly out of date published list.
    Ex. For example, the outdated subject heading 'Female emancipation' could be changed to the newer term 'Women's liberation' with this function.
    Ex. With computerization some libraries took the opportunity to replace outmoded abstracts bulletins with SDI services.
    Ex. Nonetheless, shelves fill up and eventually must be relieved of duplicated, superseded or obsolete books.
    Ex. This advertisement was part of a publicity campaign which was based on a presentation of Europe so outworn as to be almost meaningless.
    Ex. Only if we continuously redefine our goals in accordance with the developments in our societies will we remain dynamic libraries and not turn into musty institutions.
    Ex. The article 'Reading: an activity out of sync' emphasizes the need for the librarian and the teacher to work together to ensure that pupils are taught about a wide range of quality literature titles and authors.
    Ex. Bielefeld University is replacing its overaged mainframe data processing systems in the library.
    Ex. Some librarians seem to be out of touch with reality.
    Ex. The article deals with matters of image and status, professional associations, cultural policies, collections, censorship, outdated infrastructure and fossilised mentalities.
    Ex. Those elderly bureaucrats and their byzantine procedures are cherished by the customers, who tend to be uninterested in the arcane details of 'digital,' and so are relentlessly passé themselves.
    Ex. He said: 'The outer shell of democracy is, no doubt, intact but it appears to be moth-eaten from inside'.
    Ex. So, he cleaned the bird cage from top to bottom and threw out all the mothy bird seed.
    Ex. Does the library continue a stale tradition, or does it interpret social change?.
    Ex. Training would be needed for the reception staff, who all said they were a bit long in the tooth for learning how to use a computer.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) (Fís) out of phase; <mecanismo/ritmo> out of sync; <planes/etapas> out of step
    b) <ideas/persona> old-fashioned
    * * *
    = out of date [out-of-date], outdated [out-dated], outmoded, superseded, outworn, musty [mustier -comp., mustiest -sup.], out of sync, overaged, out of touch with + reality, fossilised [fossilized, -USA], byzantine, moth-eaten, mothy [mothier -comp., mothiest -sup.], stale, long in the tooth.

    Ex: It is for this reason that many special libraries have constructed their own indexing language; they have avoided being tied to a possibly out of date published list.

    Ex: For example, the outdated subject heading 'Female emancipation' could be changed to the newer term 'Women's liberation' with this function.
    Ex: With computerization some libraries took the opportunity to replace outmoded abstracts bulletins with SDI services.
    Ex: Nonetheless, shelves fill up and eventually must be relieved of duplicated, superseded or obsolete books.
    Ex: This advertisement was part of a publicity campaign which was based on a presentation of Europe so outworn as to be almost meaningless.
    Ex: Only if we continuously redefine our goals in accordance with the developments in our societies will we remain dynamic libraries and not turn into musty institutions.
    Ex: The article 'Reading: an activity out of sync' emphasizes the need for the librarian and the teacher to work together to ensure that pupils are taught about a wide range of quality literature titles and authors.
    Ex: Bielefeld University is replacing its overaged mainframe data processing systems in the library.
    Ex: Some librarians seem to be out of touch with reality.
    Ex: The article deals with matters of image and status, professional associations, cultural policies, collections, censorship, outdated infrastructure and fossilised mentalities.
    Ex: Those elderly bureaucrats and their byzantine procedures are cherished by the customers, who tend to be uninterested in the arcane details of 'digital,' and so are relentlessly passé themselves.
    Ex: He said: 'The outer shell of democracy is, no doubt, intact but it appears to be moth-eaten from inside'.
    Ex: So, he cleaned the bird cage from top to bottom and threw out all the mothy bird seed.
    Ex: Does the library continue a stale tradition, or does it interpret social change?.
    Ex: Training would be needed for the reception staff, who all said they were a bit long in the tooth for learning how to use a computer.

    * * *
    1 ( Fís) out of phase
    2 ‹mecanismo/ritmo› out of sync; ‹planes/etapas› out of step
    3 ‹ideas/persona› old-fashioned
    está algo desfasado it's a little behind the times o old-fashioned
    * * *

    Del verbo desfasarse: ( conjugate desfasarse)

    desfasado es:

    el participio

    desfasado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹ideas/persona old-fashioned

    desfasado,-a adjetivo
    1 (objeto, moda, etc) outdated
    2 (persona) old-fashioned, behind the times
    3 Téc out of phase

    ' desfasado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    desfasada
    - atrasado
    English:
    time
    - out
    * * *
    desfasado, -a adj
    1. [desincronizado] out of synch o sync
    2. [persona] out of touch;
    [libro, moda] old-fashioned; [ideas] old-fashioned, out of date
    * * *
    adj fig
    old-fashioned
    * * *
    desfasado, -da adj
    1) : out of sync
    2) : out of step, behind the times
    * * *
    desfasado adj out of date

    Spanish-English dictionary > desfasado

  • 5 en

    prep.
    viven en la capital they live in the capital
    tiene el dinero en el banco he keeps his money in the bank
    en la mesa/el plato on the table/plate
    en casa/el trabajo at home/work
    2 into.
    el avión cayó en el mar the plane fell into the sea
    entraron en la habitación they came/went into the room
    3 in (time) (month, year).
    nació en 1953/marzo she was born in 1953/March
    en Nochebuena on Christmas Eve
    en Navidades at Christmas
    en aquella época at that time, in those days
    en un par de días in a couple of days
    ir en tren/coche/avión/barco to go by train/car/plane/boat
    5 in (modo).
    en voz baja in a low voice
    lo dijo en inglés she said it in English
    pagar en libras to pay in pounds
    la inflación aumentó en un 10 por ciento inflation increased by 10 percent
    todo se lo gasta en ropa he spends everything on clothes
    6 in (price).
    las ganancias se calculan en millones profits are calculated in millions
    te lo dejo en 5.000 I'll let you have it for 5,000
    7 from (causa).
    lo detecté en su forma de hablar I could tell from the way he was speaking
    8 in, made of (materia).
    en seda in silk
    9 in terms of.
    lo supera en inteligencia she is more intelligent than he is
    10 on, over, upon.
    11 at, over at, in, over in.
    En ese momento ...at that moment.
    12 to.
    * * *
    en
    1 (lugar - gen) in, at
    2 (- en el interior) in, inside
    4 (año, mes, estación) in; (día) on; (época, momento) at
    7 (tema, materia) at, in
    8 (modo, manera) in
    los valores aumentaron en un 6% securities increased by 6%
    10 en + gerund upon
    en llegando el maestro, los niños se levantan upon the teacher's arrival, the children stand up
    \
    de casa en casa from house to house
    en cuanto as soon as
    en camino on the way
    * * *
    prep.
    1) in
    2) on
    3) at
    4) by
    6) into
    * * *
    PREP
    1) [indicando lugar]
    a) (=dentro de) in

    está en el cajón/en el armario — it's in the drawer/in the wardrobe

    b) (=encima de) on
    c) [con países, ciudades, calles]
    d) [con edificios]
    2) [indicando movimiento] into
    3) [indicando modo] in
    4) [indicando proporción] by
    5) [indicando tiempo]

    ayer en la mañana LAm yesterday morning

    en la mañana del accidente LAm on the morning of the accident

    6) [indicando tema, ocupación]

    Hugo en Segismundo — (Cine, Teat) Hugo as Segismundo, Hugo in the role of Segismundo

    7) [con medios de transporte] by
    8) [con cantidades] at, for
    9) [con infinitivo]
    10) [con gerundio]
    EN Como preposición de lugar, en se traduce normalmente por on, in o at. La elección de una de estas tres preposiciones depende a menudo de cómo percibe el hablante la relación espacial. He aquí unas líneas generales: Se traduce por on cuando en equivale a encima de o nos referimos a algo que se percibe como una superficie o una línea, por ejemplo una mesa, una carretera {etc}: "¿Has visto mi vestido?" - "Está en la tabla de planchar" "Have you seen my dress?" - "It's on the ironing-board" Estaban tumbados en la playa They were lying on the beach Está construyendo una casa en la colina He's building a house on the hill ... un pueblo en la costa oeste...... a village on the west coast... La gasolinera está en la carretera que va a Motril The petrol station is on the road to Motril Dibujó un león en la hoja de papel He drew a lion on the piece of paper Tiene un grano en la nariz He has a spot on his nose Lo vi en la tele I saw him on TV ► Se usa in cuando equivale a dentro de o cuando nos referimos a un espacio que se percibe como limitado (calle, montañas, etc): Tus gafas están en mi bolso Your glasses are in my bag Tienes una pestaña en el ojo You've got an eyelash in your eye Lo leí en un libro I read it in a book Se han comprado un chalet en la sierra They've bought a chalet in the mountains Viven en la calle de Serrano They live in the Calle de Serrano ► Lo traducimos por at para referirnos a un edificio cuando hablamos de la actividad que normalmente se realiza en él o cuando en indica un lugar concreto. También se traduce por at cuando en la dirección incluimos el número o el nombre de la casa: ¿Por qué no comemos en el restaurante de tu hermano? Why don't we have lunch at your brother's restaurant? Voy a pasar el día en el museo I'm going to spend the day at the museum Te espero en la parada del autobús I'll meet you at the bus-stop Vivimos en la calle Dale nº 12 We live at 12 Dale Street Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada
    * * *
    a) (refiriéndose a ciudad, edificio)

    viven en París/en una granja/en el número diez/en un hotel — they live in Paris/on a farm/at number ten/in a hotel

    viven en la calle Goyathey live on o (BrE) in Goya Street

    nos quedamos en casawe stayed home (AmE), we stayed at home (BrE)

    b) ( dentro de) in
    c) ( sobre) on
    2) (expresando circunstancias, ambiente, medio) in
    3)
    a) (indicando tema, especialidad, cualidad)
    b) (indicando proporción, precio)

    lo vendió en $30 — he sold it for $30

    las pérdidas se calcularon en $50.000 — the losses were calculated at $50,000

    4)
    a) (indicando estado, manera) in

    en buenas/malas condiciones — in good/bad condition

    en llamas — in flames, on fire

    ir en taxi/barco — to go by taxi/by boat

    fueron en bicicleta — they cycled, they went on their bikes

    5)

    ¿lo tienen en azul? — do you have it in blue?

    en la mañana/tarde/noche — (esp AmL) in the morning/afternoon/at night

    7)
    * * *
    = in, onto, into, at, throughout.
    Ex. The first institute, 'The Catalog: Its Nature and Prospects,' was held in New York City on October 9 and 10, 1975.
    Ex. When one is in place, the depression of a lever causes it to be photographed onto the next blank space.
    Ex. The application of a classification scheme to a set of documents should result in the ordering or arranging of that set of documents into groups or classes according to their subject content.
    Ex. He also resolved to talk with Cleo Passantino, a young librarian who had been at the library for three years and with whom he had had little contact.
    Ex. Throughout this chapter the term 'document' is used to refer to any item which might be found in a library or information center or data base.
    ----
    * en absoluto = at all, in the slightest, whatsoever, not at all, in any shape or form.
    * en abstracto = abstractly.
    * en abundancia = in plenty, liberally, in abundance, exuberantly, in profusion, aplenty [a-plenty], prodigiously, plentifully.
    * en activo = practising [practicing, -USA].
    * en adelante = forward [forwards].
    * en agradecimiento por = appreciative of.
    * en alerta roja = on red alert.
    * en alguna ocasión = on any one occasion.
    * en alguna parte = someplace.
    * en alguna parte de + Nombre = some way down + Nombre.
    * en algún lugar = somewhere, at some point.
    * en algún lugar (de por ahí) = somewhere out there.
    * en algún momento = somewhere along the line, sometime, at sometime, at some point, at some point in time, at one time or another.
    * en algunos casos = in some cases.
    * en algunos grupos = in some quarters.
    * en algunos grupos de la población = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sectores = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sectores de la población = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sentidos = in some respects.
    * en algunos sitios = in places.
    * en alquiler = rented.
    * en alta mar = on the open sea, offshore, on the high seas.
    * en alza = on the upswing.
    * en ambas direcciones = two-way.
    * en ambos casos = in either case, in either instance.
    * en ángulo = angled.
    * en ángulo recto = at right angles.
    * en antaño = in olden times, in olden days.
    * en antelación = anticipatory.
    * en anticipación = anticipatory.
    * en años anteriores = in prior years, in years past, in past years.
    * en apariencia = apparently, looking, seemingly, on the face of it, on the surface, ostensibly.
    * en apenas nada = in no time at all, in next to no time, in no time.
    * en apoyo a = in support of.
    * en apuros = hard-pressed, beleaguered, in deep trouble, in difficulties, if it comes to the crunch, when push comes to shove, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, in deep water, in hot water, in dire straits.
    * en aquel entonces = at the time, the then + Nombre, by this time, at that time, in the course of events, during the course of events, back then, in those days.
    * en aquella época = at the time, at that time, in those days.
    * en aquellas ocasiones cuando = on occasions when.
    * en aquellos casos = in those cases.
    * en aquellos casos en los que = in those cases where.
    * en aquellos tiempos = at the time, the then + Nombre, by this time, in those days.
    * en aquel momento = at the time, the then + Nombre, by this time, at that time.
    * en aras a = in the name of.
    * en aras de = in the interest(s) of.
    * en armonía = harmoniously, in harmony.
    * en armonía con = in harmony with, in harness with, in keeping with, in tune with, in sync with.
    * en ascuas = on tenterhooks.
    * en auge = in ascendancy, buoyant, booming, on the rise, at high tide.
    * en aumento = burgeoning, growing, increasing, mounting, rising, on the rise, heightening.
    * en aumento gradual = gradually quickening.
    * en Babia = absent-minded.
    * en balde = in vain, vainly, to no avail, of no avail.
    * en bandada = in full force.
    * en bandadas = in droves.
    * en base a = in terms of, on the grounds that/of, on the basis of.
    * en beneficio de = for the benefit of, to the benefit of.
    * en beneficio propio = to + Posesivo + advantage.
    * en bisel = angled.
    * en blanco = blankly, blank.
    * en blanco y negro = b&w (black and white).
    * en bloque = en bloc.
    * en boga = in vogue, in fashion, voguish.
    * en bolas = stark naked, in the nod, in the buff.
    * en breve = shortly, the long and (the) short of, soon [sooner -comp., soonest -sup.].
    * en broma = teasingly.
    * en buena compañía = in good company.
    * en buena condición = in good condition, in good shape, in good nick.
    * en buena forma = in good nick.
    * en buena parte = for the most part.
    * en buenas condiciones para navegar = seaworthy.
    * en buenas manos = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * en buen estado = in good condition, in good working condition, in good shape, in good nick.
    * en buen estado de funcionamiento = in good working condition.
    * en busca de quimeras = in pursuit of + windmills.
    * en búsqueda de = a quest for.
    * en cada fase = at each stage.
    * en caída = flowing.
    * en caja = boxed.
    * en caliente = in the heat of the moment, on the spur of the moment.
    * en cama = abed.
    * en cambio = by contrast, in contrast, instead, shifting, by comparison.
    * en camino = on the way.
    * en cantidad = bulk.
    * en + Cantidad + años = in + Cantidad + years' time.
    * en capilla = on tenterhooks, in suspense.
    * en carnavales = carnivalistically.
    * en carne y hueso = in the flesh.
    * en casa = in the home.
    * en casa de herrero cuchillo de palo = the cobbler's children run barefoot.
    * en casi nada = in no time at all, in next to no time, in no time.
    * en casi todos los + Nombre = in just about every + Nombre.
    * en caso de darse circunstancias ajenas a + Posesivo + control = in the event of circumstances beyond + Posesivo + control.
    * en caso de emergencia = in an emergency, in an emergency situation.
    * en caso de fuerza mayor = in the event of circumstances beyond + Posesivo + control.
    * en CD-ROM = CD-ROM-based.
    * en chirona = behind bars.
    * en ciernes = developing, budding, in the making.
    * en cierta medida = to some extent, to a certain extent, to some degree.
    * en ciertas circunstancias = in certain circumstances.
    * en ciertas ocasiones = at certain times.
    * en cierto grado = something of.
    * en cierto modo = to some extent, after a fashion, to a certain extent, in a manner of speaking, so to speak, to some degree.
    * en cierto modo + Verbo = sort of + Verbo.
    * en ciertos casos = in certain cases.
    * en cierto sentido = in several respects, to some extent, in a sense, in some respects, to some degree.
    * en circuito cerrado = looped.
    * en círcuitos de segunda categoría = in the provinces.
    * en circuitos de segundo orden = in the provinces.
    * en circumstancias difíciles = under difficult circumstances.
    * en circunstancias misteriosas = in mysterious circumstances.
    * en circunstancias normales = in the course of events, during the course of events, under normal circumstances.
    * en circusntancias normales = in the normal run of things.
    * en coche = drive.
    * en colaboración = collaborative, cooperative [co-operative], jointly, participatory, in concert, in consort, collaboratively, synergistic, synergistically, in tandem, in a tandem fashion, in partnership.
    * en colaboración con = in concert with, in consultation with, in collaboration with, in alliance with, in conjunction with, in partnership with.
    * en colaboración con, junto con, de manera conjunta con = in partnership with.
    * en color = coloured [colored, -USA], full-colour.
    * en columnas = columnar.
    * en colusión con = in collusion with, in complicity with, in connivance with.
    * en coma = comatose.
    * en combinación con = in parallel to/with, in combination with.
    * en comisión de servicios = seconded.
    * en comparación = by comparison.
    * en comparación con = against, as compared to, set against, in comparison with, in comparison to.
    * en compensación = compensatory.
    * en complicidad con = in cahoots (with), in complicity with, in complicity with, in collusion with, in connivance with.
    * en común con = in common with.
    * en conciencia = in good conscience.
    * en conclusión = in conclusion.
    * en concordancia con = in accordance with, in accord with.
    * en concreto = in particular, to be specific.
    * en condiciones = decent.
    * en condiciones de = in the position to.
    * en condiciones de igualdad = on an equal footing, on equal terms, on an equal basis.
    * en condiciones difíciles = under difficult conditions.
    * en conexión con = in respect of.
    * en confidencia = in confidence.
    * en conflicto (con) = in conflict (with).
    * en conformidad con = in conformity with, in keeping with.
    * en conjunción con = in conjunction with, in tandem with.
    * en conjunto = altogether, on balance, bulk, all in all, overall, overall.
    * en conmemoración de = in celebration of, commemorative.
    * en connivencia = colluding.
    * en connivencia con = in collusion with, in cahoots (with), in complicity with, in connivance with.
    * en consecuencia = accordingly, consequently, hence, in consequence, as a consequence (of), it follows that, on this basis, on that basis, in doing so.
    * en consecuencia lógica = by implication.
    * en consideración = under consideration.
    * en consideración a = for the sake of, out of consideration for, out of respect for.
    * en consonacia con = in line with.
    * en consonancia con = in concert with, in keeping with, in step with, in tune with, in consonance with.
    * en constante cambio = ever-changing [ever changing], ever-fluid, on the move, fast changing [fast-changing], ever-shifting.
    * en constante expansión = ever-expanding, ever-growing.
    * en constante movimiento = on the move, on the go.
    * en construcción = under development, under construction.
    * en contacto = in communication.
    * en contacto con la realidad = in touch with + reality.
    * en contadas ocasiones = rarely, seldom, on rare occasions.
    * en contenedor = containerised [containerized, -USA].
    * en continua expansión = expanding.
    * en continuo aumento = ever-increasing.
    * en continuo cambio = constantly shifting, ever-changing [ever changing], ever-shifting.
    * en contra = counterpoint, against.
    * en contra de la guerra = antiwar [anti-war].
    * en contra de la opinión general = contrary to popular belief.
    * en contra de la raza blanca = anti-white [antiwhite].
    * en contra de la raza negra = antiblack [anti-black].
    * en contra de las circunstancias = against circumstances.
    * en contra de las instituciones = anti-establishment.
    * en contra del gobierno = anti-government.
    * en contraposición a = as opposed to, in contrast (to/with), in contradistinction to.
    * en contraste con = in contrast (to/with).
    * en contravención de = in contravention of.
    * en contubernio (con) = in cahoots (with).
    * en cooperación = cooperative [co-operative].
    * en cooperación con = in cooperation with.
    * en cooperativa = cooperatively [co-operatively].
    * en costras = caked.
    * en crisis = depressed, crisis-ridden, on the rocks.
    * en cuadernillo = in booklet form.
    * en cualquier caso = for that matter, in any event, in any case, in either case.
    * en cualquier domingo = on any given Sunday.
    * en cualquier lugar = everywhere, anywhere.
    * en cualquier momento = anytime, at any one time, at any point, at any point in time, at any time, at any moment, at any given point, at any moment in time, at any given moment, momentarily, on any given Sunday.
    * en cualquier momento en el futuro = at some stage.
    * en cualquier orden = either way round.
    * en cualquier otra circunstancia = in the normal run of things, in the normal run of events.
    * en cualquier otra parte = anywhere else, everywhere else.
    * en cualquier otra situación = in the normal run of things, in the normal run of events.
    * en cualquier otro lugar = anywhere else, everywhere else.
    * en cualquier otro momento = some other time.
    * en cualquier otro sitio = anywhere else.
    * en cualquier parte = anywhere, everywhere.
    * en cualquier sitio = everywhere, anywhere.
    * en cualquier situación = in any given situation.
    * en + Cuantificador + aspectos = in + Cuantificador + respects.
    * en + Cuantificador + sentidos = in + Cuantificador + respects.
    * en cuanto a = as to, in extent of, in regard to, in terms of, in the way of, with regard(s) to, as for, as regards, as to the matter of, in reference to, now as to, moving on to.
    * en cuanto a él = as for him.
    * en cuanto a ella = as for her.
    * en cuanto a ellos = as for them.
    * en cuanto a los hechos = factually.
    * en cuanto a mí = as for me.
    * en cuanto a nosotros = as for us.
    * en cuanto a ti = as for you.
    * en cuanto a usted = as for you.
    * en cuanto a vosotros = as for you.
    * en cuanto + nacer = at birth.
    * en cuanto que = in that.
    * en cuarto lugar = fourthly.
    * en cuatro niveles = quadraplaner.
    * en cuclicllas = in a squatting position.
    * en cuclillas = squat, in a squat position, in a crouching position.
    * en cueros = in the buff, in the nod, stark naked.
    * en cuestión = at hand, concerned, in hand, individual, at issue, of concern.
    * en cuestión de minutos = within minutes, in a matter of minutes.
    * en cuestión de segundos = within seconds, in a matter of seconds.
    * en cuestión de + Tiempo = in a matter of + Tiempo, within a matter of + Tiempo.
    * en cuestiones de = in matters of.
    * en cumplimiento con = in line with, in compliance with.
    * en cursiva = in italic type.
    * en curso = in process, underway [under way], in progress, ongoing [on-going], afoot, current, under preparation.
    * en curso de = in course of.
    * en cuyo caso = in which case.
    * en danza = on the run.
    * en decadencia = bankrupt.
    * en defensa propia = in self-defence.
    * en definitiva = in all, all in all, in the last analysis, in the final analysis, all things considered.
    * en definitiva, bien mirado, bien considerado = all things considered.
    * en demanda = in-demand.
    * en demasía = excess, to excess, excessively.
    * en desacuerdo = disapproving, at odds.
    * en desacuerdo con = at odds with.
    * en desarmonía con = out of tune with, out of keeping with.
    * en desarrollo = evolving, under development.
    * en descomposición = decaying, putrefying.
    * en desesperación = despairing, in despair.
    * en desuso = obsolete, disused.
    * en detalle = at length.
    * en deterioro = deteriorating, crumbling, decaying, dilapidated, disintegrating.
    * en determinadas ocasiones = sometimes, on particular occasions.
    * en detrimento de = to the detriment of, to + Posesivo + detriment, to the neglect of.
    * en diagonal = herringbone.
    * en días alternos = every other day.
    * en diferente grado = differing, in varying measures.
    * en diferente medida = differing, in varying measures.
    * en diferentes momentos = at various times, at different times.
    * en diferentes ocasiones = at different times, at various times.
    * en dificultades = stranded.
    * en dinero = monetised [monetized, -pl.].
    * en dirección de la proa = abaft.
    * en dirección este = eastward(s), eastbound.
    * en dirección norte = northbound.
    * en dirección oeste = westbound, westward(s).
    * en dirección sur = southward(s), southbound.
    * en disco = ondisc.
    * en disminución = dwindling, on the wane.
    * en + Distancia + a la redonda = within + Distancia.
    * en distinta medida = differing, in varying measures.
    * en distintas ocasiones = at different times, at various times, on several occasions.
    * en distinto grado = in varying measures, differing, to varying degrees.
    * en distintos formatos = multiform.
    * en distintos momentos = at different times, at various times.
    * en diversas lenguas = multilingually.
    * en diversas ocasiones = on several occasions.
    * en diverso grado = to varying extents, to varying degrees.
    * en diversos formatos = multiform.
    * en donde = where, wherein.
    * en dos años = over a two-year period.
    * en dos lenguas = bilingually.
    * en dos niveles = split-level.
    * en dos palabras = in a nutshell, in a nutshell.
    * en dos volúmenes = two-volume.
    * en duda = in doubt.
    * en edad de trabajar = working-age.
    * en efecto = to all intents and purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * en ejercicio = incumbent, practising [practicing, -USA].
    * en el abandono = in the wilderness.
    * en el acto = ipso facto, outright, on the spot, while-you-wait [while-u-wait], at the drop of a hat.
    * en el aire = in mid-air, airborne.
    * en el ámbito de = in the realm of.
    * en el año catapún = in the dim and distant past.
    * en el año del Señor = in the year of our Lord.
    * en el año entrante = in the coming year.
    * en el año próximo = in the coming year.
    * en el año venidero = in the coming year.
    * en el área de + Lugar = Lugar + area.
    * en el asiento de atrás = in the back seat.
    * en el asiento trasero = in the back seat.
    * en el aula de clase = classroom-based.
    * en el banquillo = on the bench.
    * en el blanco de mira = in the spotlight, in the crosshairs.
    * en el camino = along the way, en route, in the process.
    * en el campo de = in the realm of, in the field of.
    * en el campus universitario = campus-based.
    * en el candelero = in the spotlight.
    * en el cargo = in the saddle, in office.
    * en el caso de = for, in association with, in the case of, in the event of, in case of, in the context of.
    * en (el) caso de que = in the event that, should, in case.
    * en el caso poco probable de que = in the unlikely case (that).
    * en el centro de = at the heart of.
    * en el cine = at the movies.
    * en el clima actual de = in the present climate of.
    * en el contexto de = in the realm of.
    * en el culo = in the bottom.
    * en el culo del mundo = in the arse of nowhere.
    * en el curso de la historia = in the course of history.
    * en el curso normal de = in the mainstream of.
    * en el curso normal de las cosas = in the normal run of things, in the normal run of events.
    * en el curso normal de las cosas, en el curso normal de los acontecimientos, = in the normal run of things.
    * en el curso normal de los acontecimientos = in the normal run of events, in the normal run of things.
    * en el desierto = in the wilderness.
    * en el detalle = in detail.
    * en el día a día = in the day to day, in the trenches.
    * en el dique seco = in dry dock, in the wilderness.
    * en el eje = at the core (of).
    * en el entorno de = in the realm of.
    * en el escenario = on stage.
    * en el escenario mundial = on the world stage.
    * en el espacio = spatially.
    * en el estricto sentido de la palabra = strictly speaking.
    * en el estudio = at study, at study.
    * en el extranjero = abroad, overseas, offshore.
    * en el extremo opuesto = at the far end.
    * en el fin de semana = over the weekend, over the weekend, at the weekend.
    * en el foco de atención = in the spotlight.
    * en el fondo = at heart, deep down, in the back of + Posesivo + mind, in the back of + Posesivo + head, at the back of + Posesivo + head, bottom line, the, in the bottom.
    * en el fondo de = at the root of.
    * en el futuro = Número + Tiempo + ahead, down the road, in future, in time(s) to come, at + future date, in (the) years to come, at some future time, in the years to come, in the years ahead, in years to come, at some future point, in the future, for future reference, for the years to come.
    * en el futuro a largo plazo = in the long-term future.
    * en el futuro cercano = in the foreseeable future.
    * en el futuro inmediato = in the offing, in the foreseeable future.
    * en el futuro lejano = further in the future.
    * en el haber de Uno = under + Posesivo + belt.
    * en el horario de trabajo = on company time.
    * en el horizonte = on the horizon.
    * en el hospital = at the bedside.
    * en el improbable caso de que = in the unlikely case (that).
    * en el instante en que + Subjuntivo = the moment + Verbo.
    * en el ínterin = in the interim, in the intervening years, in the intervening period, ad interim.
    * en el juego = at play.
    * en el lado negativo = on the debit side, on the negative side, on the downside.
    * en el lado positivo = on the credit side, on the positive side, on the plus side, on the bright side.
    * en ello = therein, thereupon [thereon].
    * en el lugar del accidente = at the scene, at the scene of the accident.
    * en el lugar de los hechos = at the scene.
    * en el mandato = in office.
    * en el mando = at the wheel.
    * en el mar = at sea.
    * en el marco de = within the ambit of, within the bounds of.
    * en el más allá = dead and gone.
    * en el mayor secreto = a veil of secrecy.
    * en el mejor de los casos = at best, at most, ideally, in the best of circumstances, the best case scenario, at the most, at the best of times, at the very best.
    * en el mejor momento de Uno = at + Posesivo + (very) best.
    * en el mismo centro (de) = plumb in the middle (of).
    * en el mismo número de años = in as many years.
    * en el mismo orden que = in sync with.
    * en el momento = on the spot.
    * en el momento actual = in this day and age, at the present time.
    * en el momento adecuado = at the right time.
    * en el momento de = at the time (that/of).
    * en el momento de escribir estas líneas = at the time of writing.
    * en el momento de la impresión = at the time of going to print.
    * en el momento en que se necesita = at the point-of-need, at the point of use, point of use.
    * en el momento en que + Subjuntivo = the moment + Verbo.
    * en el momento justo = on cue.
    * en el momento más débil de Alguien = at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * en el momento oportuno = at the right time, not a moment too soon, not a minute too soon.
    * en el momento peor de Alguien = at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * en el mundo = on the face of the earth, on the world stage.
    * en el mundo antiguo = in antiquity.
    * en el mundo entero = all over the world, worldwide [world-wide], all around the world, throughout the world, around the planet, the world over.
    * en el mundo que nos rodea = out there.
    * en el nivel básico = at grass roots level.
    * en el nivel intermedio de = in the middle range of.
    * en el nivel medio de = in the middle range of.
    * en el norte del estado = upstate.
    * en el núcleo = at the core (of).
    * en el ocaso = over the hill.
    * en el ojo del huracán = in the eye of the storm, in the eye of the hurricane.
    * en el orden del día = on the agenda.
    * en el origen (de) = in the early days (of).
    * en el otro extremo = at the other extreme.
    * en el otro extremo de la escala = at the other end of the scale, at the other end of the spectrum, at the other extreme.
    * en el país de los ciegos el tuerto es el rey = in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, in the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, in the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
    * en el país de los ciegos el tuerto es el rey = be a case of the blind leading the blind.
    * en el pasado = in the past, in past eras, at some point in the past, in years gone by, in days gone by, in former times.
    * en el pasado remoto = in the dim and distant past.
    * en el peor de los casos = at worst, in the worst of circumstances, at + Posesivo + very worst, the worst case scenario, at + Posesivo + worst, in the worst case.
    * en el período penoso de = in the throes of.
    * en el período previo a = in the run up to, during the run up to.
    * en el piso de abajo = downstairs.
    * en el piso de arriba = upstairs.
    * en el poder = in office.
    * en el primer caso = in the former case.
    * en el proceso = in the process.
    * en el propio campus universitario = campus-based.
    * en el propio cortijo = on-farm.
    * en el próximo año = in the year ahead, in the coming year.
    * en el puesto de dirección = in the hot seat.
    * en el punto álgido de = at the height of.
    * en el punto de mira = in the spotlight, in the crosshairs.
    * en el que = wherein.
    * en el que se puede buscar = searchable.
    * en el quinto coño = in the arse of nowhere.
    * en el quinto pino = in the arse of nowhere.
    * en el quirófano = under the knife.
    * en el resto = everywhere else.
    * en el resto de = elsewhere.
    * en el seguimiento de = in the pursuit of.
    * en el segundo caso = in the latter case.
    * en el seno de = within, among.
    * en el sentido de las agujas del reloj = clockwise.
    * en el sentido de que = in the sense that, along the lines that, in that.
    * en el sentido más amplio = in the broadest sense, in the widest sense.
    * en el sentido más general = in the broadest sense.
    * en el sentido que = in which.
    * en el timón = in the saddle.
    * en el trabajo = on-the-job, at work.
    * en el transcurso de = throughout the course of, throughout the course of, in the course of, during the course of, over the course of, throughout.
    * en el transcurso de algunos años = over a period of years.
    * en el transcurso de la historia = in the course of history.
    * en el transcurso de los siglos = over the course of the centuries.
    * en el transcurso normal de + Posesivo + vida(s) = in the normal course of + Posesivo + life/lives.
    * en el trasfondo de = at the root of.
    * en el último caso = in the latter case.
    * en el último minuto = last minute [last-minute], at the last minute.
    * en el último momento = at the eleventh hour, at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last, at the last minute.
    * en el umbral de = on the threshold of.
    * en el vuelo = in-flight.
    * en entrante = recessed.
    * en entredicho = under challenge.
    * en episodios = episodic.
    * en época de carnaval = carnivalistically.
    * en época de feria = carnivalistically.
    * en época de paz = in peacetime, during peacetime.
    * en épocas anteriores = in former times, in past eras.
    * en épocas de = in times of.
    * en épocas de guerra = in time(s) of war.
    * en épocas de paz = in time(s) of peace.
    * en épocas de prosperidad económica = in affluent times.
    * en épocas difíciles = in times of need.
    * en épocas pasadas = in past ages.
    * en escamas = flaky.
    * en ese caso = in that case.
    * en ese mismo instante = at that very moment.
    * en ese mismo momento = at that very moment.
    * en ese momento = at that point, at this point, at that time, just then, at that point in time.
    * en esencia = in essence, essentially.
    * en ese sentido = on that score, to that effect.
    * en esos casos = in those cases.
    * en espacios cerrados = indoors.
    * en especial = especially (specially), notably, specially (especially).
    * en especie = in kind.
    * en espera = on hold.
    * en espiga = herringbone.
    * en esta coyuntura = at this juncture.
    * en estado = pregnant, in the family way.
    * en estado de abandono = decaying, dilapidated, dilapidated.
    * en estado de alerta = on alert.
    * en estado de alerta, de guardia = on standby.
    * en estado de buena esperanza = pregnant, in the family way.
    * en estado de cambio = in a state of flux.
    * en estado de descomposición = decaying.
    * en estado de deterioro = decaying, dilapidated.
    * en estado de reserva = on standby.
    * en estado de reserva, en estado de alerta, de guardia = on standby.
    * en estado de sitio = in a state of siege, under siege.
    * en estado embrionario = embryo, embryonic, in embryonic stage, in embryo, in the embryo stage.
    * en esta época del año = around this time of year.
    * en esta ocasión = on this occasion.
    * en estas circunstancias = under these circumstances.
    * en esta situación = at this juncture.
    * en este caso = in this case.
    * en este contexto = against this background.
    * en este documento = herein, herewith, hereto.
    * en este extremo = to this extent.
    * en este grado = to this extent.
    * en este mismo sentido = along the same lines.
    * en este momento = at this point, at this stage, at this juncture, at this time, at this moment in time, right now.
    * en este período = in the course of events, during the course of events.
    * en este sentido = along these lines, in this connection, in this direction, in this sense, in this vein, in this spirit, in this regard, in this effort, in that spirit, on this score, to that effect.
    * en estos casos = in these cases.
    * en estos días = today, these days.
    * en estos tiempos = in these times, in this day and age.
    * en estrecha colaboración = in close collaboration.
    * en estrecha colaboración con = hand-in-glove with.
    * en estuche = boxed.
    * en excelente estado = in tip-top condition, in tip-top form.
    * en excelentes condiciones = in tip-top condition, in tip-top form.
    * en exceso = overflow, overflowing, excessively, excess, to excess.
    * en exclusiva = exclusively.
    * en existencia = in existence.
    * en expansión = expanded.
    * en exposición = on exhibit, on show, on display.
    * en + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal, come + Expresión Temporal.
    * en extensión = in length.
    * en extenso = at length, in full.
    * en extremo = no end, to no end.
    * en fase terminal = terminally ill.
    * en favor de = in favour of.
    * en flor = in full blossom, in blossom.
    * en forma = fit [fitter -comp., fittest -sup.], toned.
    * en forma de = in the form of, in the shape of.
    * en forma de A = A-shaped.
    * en forma de arco = arched, bowed.
    * en forma de capa = cape-like.
    * en forma de cruz = cross-shaped.
    * en forma de cuadrado = square-shaped.
    * en forma de cuña = wedge-shaped.
    * en forma de cúpula = dome-shaped, domed.
    * en forma de D = d-shaped.
    * en forma de estrella = star-shaped [star shaped].
    * en forma de L = L-shaped.
    * en forma de libro = in book form.
    * en forma de medialuna = crescent-shaped.
    * en forma de parásito = parasitically.
    * en forma de pera = pear-shaped.
    * en forma de pirámide = pyramidal-shaped.
    * en forma de trompeta = trumpet-shaped.
    * en forma de U = U-shaped.
    * en forma de V = V-shaped.
    * en forma física = physically fit.
    * en forma física y mental = physically and mentally fit.
    * en forma ovalada = oval-shaped.
    * en forma piramidal = pyramidal-shaped.
    * en formato de libro moderno = in codex form.
    * en formato digital = digitally.
    * en formato electrónico = in electronic form.
    * en formato MARC = in MARC form.
    * en formato papel = paper-based, in hard copy.
    * en frente = ahead, in front.
    * en frente de = in front of.
    * en funcionamiento = in operation.
    * en función de = according to, as a function of, depending on/upon.
    * en general = at large, by and large, for the most part, generally, in general, in the main, on balance, on the whole, overall, all in all, broadly, as a whole, generally speaking.
    * en germinación = budding.
    * en gestación = in the making.
    * en grado mínimo = minimally.
    * en gran cantidad = prodigiously.
    * en grandes cantidades = en masse, in good number, in record numbers, in bulk.
    * en grandes números = in record numbers.
    * en gran formato = oversize, oversized.
    * en gran medida = broadly, by and large, extensively, greatly, heavily, largely, to a considerable extent, to a high degree, to a large extent, tremendously, vastly, very much, keenly, in no small way, to any great degree, in many ways, in large part, in large measure, in no small measure, to a great extent, to a large degree, to a great degree.
    * en gran número = numerously.
    * en gran parte
    * * *
    a) (refiriéndose a ciudad, edificio)

    viven en París/en una granja/en el número diez/en un hotel — they live in Paris/on a farm/at number ten/in a hotel

    viven en la calle Goyathey live on o (BrE) in Goya Street

    nos quedamos en casawe stayed home (AmE), we stayed at home (BrE)

    b) ( dentro de) in
    c) ( sobre) on
    2) (expresando circunstancias, ambiente, medio) in
    3)
    a) (indicando tema, especialidad, cualidad)
    b) (indicando proporción, precio)

    lo vendió en $30 — he sold it for $30

    las pérdidas se calcularon en $50.000 — the losses were calculated at $50,000

    4)
    a) (indicando estado, manera) in

    en buenas/malas condiciones — in good/bad condition

    en llamas — in flames, on fire

    ir en taxi/barco — to go by taxi/by boat

    fueron en bicicleta — they cycled, they went on their bikes

    5)

    ¿lo tienen en azul? — do you have it in blue?

    en la mañana/tarde/noche — (esp AmL) in the morning/afternoon/at night

    7)
    * * *
    = in, onto, into, at, throughout.

    Ex: The first institute, 'The Catalog: Its Nature and Prospects,' was held in New York City on October 9 and 10, 1975.

    Ex: When one is in place, the depression of a lever causes it to be photographed onto the next blank space.
    Ex: The application of a classification scheme to a set of documents should result in the ordering or arranging of that set of documents into groups or classes according to their subject content.
    Ex: He also resolved to talk with Cleo Passantino, a young librarian who had been at the library for three years and with whom he had had little contact.
    Ex: Throughout this chapter the term 'document' is used to refer to any item which might be found in a library or information center or data base.
    * en absoluto = at all, in the slightest, whatsoever, not at all, in any shape or form.
    * en abstracto = abstractly.
    * en abundancia = in plenty, liberally, in abundance, exuberantly, in profusion, aplenty [a-plenty], prodigiously, plentifully.
    * en activo = practising [practicing, -USA].
    * en adelante = forward [forwards].
    * en agradecimiento por = appreciative of.
    * en alerta roja = on red alert.
    * en alguna ocasión = on any one occasion.
    * en alguna parte = someplace.
    * en alguna parte de + Nombre = some way down + Nombre.
    * en algún lugar = somewhere, at some point.
    * en algún lugar (de por ahí) = somewhere out there.
    * en algún momento = somewhere along the line, sometime, at sometime, at some point, at some point in time, at one time or another.
    * en algunos casos = in some cases.
    * en algunos grupos = in some quarters.
    * en algunos grupos de la población = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sectores = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sectores de la población = in some quarters.
    * en algunos sentidos = in some respects.
    * en algunos sitios = in places.
    * en alquiler = rented.
    * en alta mar = on the open sea, offshore, on the high seas.
    * en alza = on the upswing.
    * en ambas direcciones = two-way.
    * en ambos casos = in either case, in either instance.
    * en ángulo = angled.
    * en ángulo recto = at right angles.
    * en antaño = in olden times, in olden days.
    * en antelación = anticipatory.
    * en anticipación = anticipatory.
    * en años anteriores = in prior years, in years past, in past years.
    * en apariencia = apparently, looking, seemingly, on the face of it, on the surface, ostensibly.
    * en apenas nada = in no time at all, in next to no time, in no time.
    * en apoyo a = in support of.
    * en apuros = hard-pressed, beleaguered, in deep trouble, in difficulties, if it comes to the crunch, when push comes to shove, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, in deep water, in hot water, in dire straits.
    * en aquel entonces = at the time, the then + Nombre, by this time, at that time, in the course of events, during the course of events, back then, in those days.
    * en aquella época = at the time, at that time, in those days.
    * en aquellas ocasiones cuando = on occasions when.
    * en aquellos casos = in those cases.
    * en aquellos casos en los que = in those cases where.
    * en aquellos tiempos = at the time, the then + Nombre, by this time, in those days.
    * en aquel momento = at the time, the then + Nombre, by this time, at that time.
    * en aras a = in the name of.
    * en aras de = in the interest(s) of.
    * en armonía = harmoniously, in harmony.
    * en armonía con = in harmony with, in harness with, in keeping with, in tune with, in sync with.
    * en ascuas = on tenterhooks.
    * en auge = in ascendancy, buoyant, booming, on the rise, at high tide.
    * en aumento = burgeoning, growing, increasing, mounting, rising, on the rise, heightening.
    * en aumento gradual = gradually quickening.
    * en Babia = absent-minded.
    * en balde = in vain, vainly, to no avail, of no avail.
    * en bandada = in full force.
    * en bandadas = in droves.
    * en base a = in terms of, on the grounds that/of, on the basis of.
    * en beneficio de = for the benefit of, to the benefit of.
    * en beneficio propio = to + Posesivo + advantage.
    * en bisel = angled.
    * en blanco = blankly, blank.
    * en blanco y negro = b&w (black and white).
    * en bloque = en bloc.
    * en boga = in vogue, in fashion, voguish.
    * en bolas = stark naked, in the nod, in the buff.
    * en breve = shortly, the long and (the) short of, soon [sooner -comp., soonest -sup.].
    * en broma = teasingly.
    * en buena compañía = in good company.
    * en buena condición = in good condition, in good shape, in good nick.
    * en buena forma = in good nick.
    * en buena parte = for the most part.
    * en buenas condiciones para navegar = seaworthy.
    * en buenas manos = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * en buen estado = in good condition, in good working condition, in good shape, in good nick.
    * en buen estado de funcionamiento = in good working condition.
    * en busca de quimeras = in pursuit of + windmills.
    * en búsqueda de = a quest for.
    * en cada fase = at each stage.
    * en caída = flowing.
    * en caja = boxed.
    * en caliente = in the heat of the moment, on the spur of the moment.
    * en cama = abed.
    * en cambio = by contrast, in contrast, instead, shifting, by comparison.
    * en camino = on the way.
    * en cantidad = bulk.
    * en + Cantidad + años = in + Cantidad + years' time.
    * en capilla = on tenterhooks, in suspense.
    * en carnavales = carnivalistically.
    * en carne y hueso = in the flesh.
    * en casa = in the home.
    * en casa de herrero cuchillo de palo = the cobbler's children run barefoot.
    * en casi nada = in no time at all, in next to no time, in no time.
    * en casi todos los + Nombre = in just about every + Nombre.
    * en caso de darse circunstancias ajenas a + Posesivo + control = in the event of circumstances beyond + Posesivo + control.
    * en caso de emergencia = in an emergency, in an emergency situation.
    * en caso de fuerza mayor = in the event of circumstances beyond + Posesivo + control.
    * en CD-ROM = CD-ROM-based.
    * en chirona = behind bars.
    * en ciernes = developing, budding, in the making.
    * en cierta medida = to some extent, to a certain extent, to some degree.
    * en ciertas circunstancias = in certain circumstances.
    * en ciertas ocasiones = at certain times.
    * en cierto grado = something of.
    * en cierto modo = to some extent, after a fashion, to a certain extent, in a manner of speaking, so to speak, to some degree.
    * en cierto modo + Verbo = sort of + Verbo.
    * en ciertos casos = in certain cases.
    * en cierto sentido = in several respects, to some extent, in a sense, in some respects, to some degree.
    * en circuito cerrado = looped.
    * en círcuitos de segunda categoría = in the provinces.
    * en circuitos de segundo orden = in the provinces.
    * en circumstancias difíciles = under difficult circumstances.
    * en circunstancias misteriosas = in mysterious circumstances.
    * en circunstancias normales = in the course of events, during the course of events, under normal circumstances.
    * en circusntancias normales = in the normal run of things.
    * en coche = drive.
    * en colaboración = collaborative, cooperative [co-operative], jointly, participatory, in concert, in consort, collaboratively, synergistic, synergistically, in tandem, in a tandem fashion, in partnership.
    * en colaboración con = in concert with, in consultation with, in collaboration with, in alliance with, in conjunction with, in partnership with.
    * en colaboración con, junto con, de manera conjunta con = in partnership with.
    * en color = coloured [colored, -USA], full-colour.
    * en columnas = columnar.
    * en colusión con = in collusion with, in complicity with, in connivance with.
    * en coma = comatose.
    * en combinación con = in parallel to/with, in combination with.
    * en comisión de servicios = seconded.
    * en comparación = by comparison.
    * en comparación con = against, as compared to, set against, in comparison with, in comparison to.
    * en compensación = compensatory.
    * en complicidad con = in cahoots (with), in complicity with, in complicity with, in collusion with, in connivance with.
    * en común con = in common with.
    * en conciencia = in good conscience.
    * en conclusión = in conclusion.
    * en concordancia con = in accordance with, in accord with.
    * en concreto = in particular, to be specific.
    * en condiciones = decent.
    * en condiciones de = in the position to.
    * en condiciones de igualdad = on an equal footing, on equal terms, on an equal basis.
    * en condiciones difíciles = under difficult conditions.
    * en conexión con = in respect of.
    * en confidencia = in confidence.
    * en conflicto (con) = in conflict (with).
    * en conformidad con = in conformity with, in keeping with.
    * en conjunción con = in conjunction with, in tandem with.
    * en conjunto = altogether, on balance, bulk, all in all, overall, overall.
    * en conmemoración de = in celebration of, commemorative.
    * en connivencia = colluding.
    * en connivencia con = in collusion with, in cahoots (with), in complicity with, in connivance with.
    * en consecuencia = accordingly, consequently, hence, in consequence, as a consequence (of), it follows that, on this basis, on that basis, in doing so.
    * en consecuencia lógica = by implication.
    * en consideración = under consideration.
    * en consideración a = for the sake of, out of consideration for, out of respect for.
    * en consonacia con = in line with.
    * en consonancia con = in concert with, in keeping with, in step with, in tune with, in consonance with.
    * en constante cambio = ever-changing [ever changing], ever-fluid, on the move, fast changing [fast-changing], ever-shifting.
    * en constante expansión = ever-expanding, ever-growing.
    * en constante movimiento = on the move, on the go.
    * en construcción = under development, under construction.
    * en contacto = in communication.
    * en contacto con la realidad = in touch with + reality.
    * en contadas ocasiones = rarely, seldom, on rare occasions.
    * en contenedor = containerised [containerized, -USA].
    * en continua expansión = expanding.
    * en continuo aumento = ever-increasing.
    * en continuo cambio = constantly shifting, ever-changing [ever changing], ever-shifting.
    * en contra = counterpoint, against.
    * en contra de la guerra = antiwar [anti-war].
    * en contra de la opinión general = contrary to popular belief.
    * en contra de la raza blanca = anti-white [antiwhite].
    * en contra de la raza negra = antiblack [anti-black].
    * en contra de las circunstancias = against circumstances.
    * en contra de las instituciones = anti-establishment.
    * en contra del gobierno = anti-government.
    * en contraposición a = as opposed to, in contrast (to/with), in contradistinction to.
    * en contraste con = in contrast (to/with).
    * en contravención de = in contravention of.
    * en contubernio (con) = in cahoots (with).
    * en cooperación = cooperative [co-operative].
    * en cooperación con = in cooperation with.
    * en cooperativa = cooperatively [co-operatively].
    * en costras = caked.
    * en crisis = depressed, crisis-ridden, on the rocks.
    * en cuadernillo = in booklet form.
    * en cualquier caso = for that matter, in any event, in any case, in either case.
    * en cualquier domingo = on any given Sunday.
    * en cualquier lugar = everywhere, anywhere.
    * en cualquier momento = anytime, at any one time, at any point, at any point in time, at any time, at any moment, at any given point, at any moment in time, at any given moment, momentarily, on any given Sunday.
    * en cualquier momento en el futuro = at some stage.
    * en cualquier orden = either way round.
    * en cualquier otra circunstancia = in the normal run of things, in the normal run of events.
    * en cualquier otra parte = anywhere else, everywhere else.
    * en cualquier otra situación = in the normal run of things, in the normal run of events.
    * en cualquier otro lugar = anywhere else, everywhere else.
    * en cualquier otro momento = some other time.
    * en cualquier otro sitio = anywhere else.
    * en cualquier parte = anywhere, everywhere.
    * en cualquier sitio = everywhere, anywhere.
    * en cualquier situación = in any given situation.
    * en + Cuantificador + aspectos = in + Cuantificador + respects.
    * en + Cuantificador + sentidos = in + Cuantificador + respects.
    * en cuanto a = as to, in extent of, in regard to, in terms of, in the way of, with regard(s) to, as for, as regards, as to the matter of, in reference to, now as to, moving on to.
    * en cuanto a él = as for him.
    * en cuanto a ella = as for her.
    * en cuanto a ellos = as for them.
    * en cuanto a los hechos = factually.
    * en cuanto a mí = as for me.
    * en cuanto a nosotros = as for us.
    * en cuanto a ti = as for you.
    * en cuanto a usted = as for you.
    * en cuanto a vosotros = as for you.
    * en cuanto + nacer = at birth.
    * en cuanto que = in that.
    * en cuarto lugar = fourthly.
    * en cuatro niveles = quadraplaner.
    * en cuclicllas = in a squatting position.
    * en cuclillas = squat, in a squat position, in a crouching position.
    * en cueros = in the buff, in the nod, stark naked.
    * en cuestión = at hand, concerned, in hand, individual, at issue, of concern.
    * en cuestión de minutos = within minutes, in a matter of minutes.
    * en cuestión de segundos = within seconds, in a matter of seconds.
    * en cuestión de + Tiempo = in a matter of + Tiempo, within a matter of + Tiempo.
    * en cuestiones de = in matters of.
    * en cumplimiento con = in line with, in compliance with.
    * en cursiva = in italic type.
    * en curso = in process, underway [under way], in progress, ongoing [on-going], afoot, current, under preparation.
    * en curso de = in course of.
    * en cuyo caso = in which case.
    * en danza = on the run.
    * en decadencia = bankrupt.
    * en defensa propia = in self-defence.
    * en definitiva = in all, all in all, in the last analysis, in the final analysis, all things considered.
    * en definitiva, bien mirado, bien considerado = all things considered.
    * en demanda = in-demand.
    * en demasía = excess, to excess, excessively.
    * en desacuerdo = disapproving, at odds.
    * en desacuerdo con = at odds with.
    * en desarmonía con = out of tune with, out of keeping with.
    * en desarrollo = evolving, under development.
    * en descomposición = decaying, putrefying.
    * en desesperación = despairing, in despair.
    * en desuso = obsolete, disused.
    * en detalle = at length.
    * en deterioro = deteriorating, crumbling, decaying, dilapidated, disintegrating.
    * en determinadas ocasiones = sometimes, on particular occasions.
    * en detrimento de = to the detriment of, to + Posesivo + detriment, to the neglect of.
    * en diagonal = herringbone.
    * en días alternos = every other day.
    * en diferente grado = differing, in varying measures.
    * en diferente medida = differing, in varying measures.
    * en diferentes momentos = at various times, at different times.
    * en diferentes ocasiones = at different times, at various times.
    * en dificultades = stranded.
    * en dinero = monetised [monetized, -pl.].
    * en dirección de la proa = abaft.
    * en dirección este = eastward(s), eastbound.
    * en dirección norte = northbound.
    * en dirección oeste = westbound, westward(s).
    * en dirección sur = southward(s), southbound.
    * en disco = ondisc.
    * en disminución = dwindling, on the wane.
    * en + Distancia + a la redonda = within + Distancia.
    * en distinta medida = differing, in varying measures.
    * en distintas ocasiones = at different times, at various times, on several occasions.
    * en distinto grado = in varying measures, differing, to varying degrees.
    * en distintos formatos = multiform.
    * en distintos momentos = at different times, at various times.
    * en diversas lenguas = multilingually.
    * en diversas ocasiones = on several occasions.
    * en diverso grado = to varying extents, to varying degrees.
    * en diversos formatos = multiform.
    * en donde = where, wherein.
    * en dos años = over a two-year period.
    * en dos lenguas = bilingually.
    * en dos niveles = split-level.
    * en dos palabras = in a nutshell, in a nutshell.
    * en dos volúmenes = two-volume.
    * en duda = in doubt.
    * en edad de trabajar = working-age.
    * en efecto = to all intents and purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * en ejercicio = incumbent, practising [practicing, -USA].
    * en el abandono = in the wilderness.
    * en el acto = ipso facto, outright, on the spot, while-you-wait [while-u-wait], at the drop of a hat.
    * en el aire = in mid-air, airborne.
    * en el ámbito de = in the realm of.
    * en el año catapún = in the dim and distant past.
    * en el año del Señor = in the year of our Lord.
    * en el año entrante = in the coming year.
    * en el año próximo = in the coming year.
    * en el año venidero = in the coming year.
    * en el área de + Lugar = Lugar + area.
    * en el asiento de atrás = in the back seat.
    * en el asiento trasero = in the back seat.
    * en el aula de clase = classroom-based.
    * en el banquillo = on the bench.
    * en el blanco de mira = in the spotlight, in the crosshairs.
    * en el camino = along the way, en route, in the process.
    * en el campo de = in the realm of, in the field of.
    * en el campus universitario = campus-based.
    * en el candelero = in the spotlight.
    * en el cargo = in the saddle, in office.
    * en el caso de = for, in association with, in the case of, in the event of, in case of, in the context of.
    * en (el) caso de que = in the event that, should, in case.
    * en el caso poco probable de que = in the unlikely case (that).
    * en el centro de = at the heart of.
    * en el cine = at the movies.
    * en el clima actual de = in the present climate of.
    * en el contexto de = in the realm of.
    * en el culo = in the bottom.
    * en el culo del mundo = in the arse of nowhere.
    * en el curso de la historia = in the course of history.
    * en el curso normal de = in the mainstream of.
    * en el curso normal de las cosas = in the normal run of things, in the normal run of events.
    * en el curso normal de las cosas, en el curso normal de los acontecimientos, = in the normal run of things.
    * en el curso normal de los acontecimientos = in the normal run of events, in the normal run of things.
    * en el desierto = in the wilderness.
    * en el detalle = in detail.
    * en el día a día = in the day to day, in the trenches.
    * en el dique seco = in dry dock, in the wilderness.
    * en el eje = at the core (of).
    * en el entorno de = in the realm of.
    * en el escenario = on stage.
    * en el escenario mundial = on the world stage.
    * en el espacio = spatially.
    * en el estricto sentido de la palabra = strictly speaking.
    * en el estudio = at study, at study.
    * en el extranjero = abroad, overseas, offshore.
    * en el extremo opuesto = at the far end.
    * en el fin de semana = over the weekend, over the weekend, at the weekend.
    * en el foco de atención = in the spotlight.
    * en el fondo = at heart, deep down, in the back of + Posesivo + mind, in the back of + Posesivo + head, at the back of + Posesivo + head, bottom line, the, in the bottom.
    * en el fondo de = at the root of.
    * en el futuro = Número + Tiempo + ahead, down the road, in future, in time(s) to come, at + future date, in (the) years to come, at some future time, in the years to come, in the years ahead, in years to come, at some future point, in the future, for future reference, for the years to come.
    * en el futuro a largo plazo = in the long-term future.
    * en el futuro cercano = in the foreseeable future.
    * en el futuro inmediato = in the offing, in the foreseeable future.
    * en el futuro lejano = further in the future.
    * en el haber de Uno = under + Posesivo + belt.
    * en el horario de trabajo = on company time.
    * en el horizonte = on the horizon.
    * en el hospital = at the bedside.
    * en el improbable caso de que = in the unlikely case (that).
    * en el instante en que + Subjuntivo = the moment + Verbo.
    * en el ínterin = in the interim, in the intervening years, in the intervening period, ad interim.
    * en el juego = at play.
    * en el lado negativo = on the debit side, on the negative side, on the downside.
    * en el lado positivo = on the credit side, on the positive side, on the plus side, on the bright side.
    * en ello = therein, thereupon [thereon].
    * en el lugar del accidente = at the scene, at the scene of the accident.
    * en el lugar de los hechos = at the scene.
    * en el mandato = in office.
    * en el mando = at the wheel.
    * en el mar = at sea.
    * en el marco de = within the ambit of, within the bounds of.
    * en el más allá = dead and gone.
    * en el mayor secreto = a veil of secrecy.
    * en el mejor de los casos = at best, at most, ideally, in the best of circumstances, the best case scenario, at the most, at the best of times, at the very best.
    * en el mejor momento de Uno = at + Posesivo + (very) best.
    * en el mismo centro (de) = plumb in the middle (of).
    * en el mismo número de años = in as many years.
    * en el mismo orden que = in sync with.
    * en el momento = on the spot.
    * en el momento actual = in this day and age, at the present time.
    * en el momento adecuado = at the right time.
    * en el momento de = at the time (that/of).
    * en el momento de escribir estas líneas = at the time of writing.
    * en el momento de la impresión = at the time of going to print.
    * en el momento en que se necesita = at the point-of-need, at the point of use, point of use.
    * en el momento en que + Subjuntivo = the moment + Verbo.
    * en el momento justo = on cue.
    * en el momento más débil de Alguien = at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * en el momento oportuno = at the right time, not a moment too soon, not a minute too soon.
    * en el momento peor de Alguien = at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * en el mundo = on the face of the earth, on the world stage.
    * en el mundo antiguo = in antiquity.
    * en el mundo entero = all over the world, worldwide [world-wide], all around the world, throughout the world, around the planet, the world over.
    * en el mundo que nos rodea = out there.
    * en el nivel básico = at grass roots level.
    * en el nivel intermedio de = in the middle range of.
    * en el nivel medio de = in the middle range of.
    * en el norte del estado = upstate.
    * en el núcleo = at the core (of).
    * en el ocaso = over the hill.
    * en el ojo del huracán = in the eye of the storm, in the eye of the hurricane.
    * en el orden del día = on the agenda.
    * en el origen (de) = in the early days (of).
    * en el otro extremo = at the other extreme.
    * en el otro extremo de la escala = at the other end of the scale, at the other end of the spectrum, at the other extreme.
    * en el país de los ciegos el tuerto es el rey = in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, in the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, in the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
    * en el país de los ciegos el tuerto es el rey = be a case of the blind leading the blind.
    * en el pasado = in the past, in past eras, at some point in the past, in years gone by, in days gone by, in former times.
    * en el pasado remoto = in the dim and distant past.
    * en el peor de los casos = at worst, in the worst of circumstances, at + Posesivo + very worst, the worst case scenario, at + Posesivo + worst, in the worst case.
    * en el período penoso de = in the throes of.
    * en el período previo a = in the run up to, during the run up to.
    * en el piso de abajo = downstairs.
    * en el piso de arriba = upstairs.
    * en el poder = in office.
    * en el primer caso = in the former case.
    * en el proceso = in the process.
    * en el propio campus universitario = campus-based.
    * en el propio cortijo = on-farm.
    * en el próximo año = in the year ahead, in the coming year.
    * en el puesto de dirección = in the hot seat.
    * en el punto álgido de = at the height of.
    * en el punto de mira = in the spotlight, in the crosshairs.
    * en el que = wherein.
    * en el que se puede buscar = searchable.
    * en el quinto coño = in the arse of nowhere.
    * en el quinto pino = in the arse of nowhere.
    * en el quirófano = under the knife.
    * en el resto = everywhere else.
    * en el resto de = elsewhere.
    * en el seguimiento de = in the pursuit of.
    * en el segundo caso = in the latter case.
    * en el seno de = within, among.
    * en el sentido de las agujas del reloj = clockwise.
    * en el sentido de que = in the sense that, along the lines that, in that.
    * en el sentido más amplio = in the broadest sense, in the widest sense.
    * en el sentido más general = in the broadest sense.
    * en el sentido que = in which.
    * en el timón = in the saddle.
    * en el trabajo = on-the-job, at work.
    * en el transcurso de = throughout the course of, throughout the course of, in the course of, during the course of, over the course of, throughout.
    * en el transcurso de algunos años = over a period of years.
    * en el transcurso de la historia = in the course of history.
    * en el transcurso de los siglos = over the course of the centuries.
    * en el transcurso normal de + Posesivo + vida(s) = in the normal course of + Posesivo + life/lives.
    * en el trasfondo de = at the root of.
    * en el último caso = in the latter case.
    * en el último minuto = last minute [last-minute], at the last minute.
    * en el último momento = at the eleventh hour, at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last, at the last minute.
    * en el umbral de = on the threshold of.
    * en el vuelo = in-flight.
    * en entrante = recessed.
    * en entredicho = under challenge.
    * en episodios = episodic.
    * en época de carnaval = carnivalistically.
    * en época de feria = carnivalistically.
    * en época de paz = in peacetime, during peacetime.
    * en épocas anteriores = in former times, in past eras.
    * en épocas de = in times of.
    * en épocas de guerra = in time(s) of war.
    * en épocas de paz = in time(s) of peace.
    * en épocas de prosperidad económica = in affluent times.
    * en épocas difíciles = in times of need.
    * en épocas pasadas = in past ages.
    * en escamas = flaky.
    * en ese caso = in that case.
    * en ese mismo instante = at that very moment.
    * en ese mismo momento = at that very moment.
    * en ese momento = at that point, at this point, at that time, just then, at that point in time.
    * en esencia = in essence, essentially.
    * en ese sentido = on that score, to that effect.
    * en esos casos = in those cases.
    * en espacios cerrados = indoors.
    * en especial = especially (specially), notably, specially (especially).
    * en especie = in kind.
    * en espera = on hold.
    * en espiga = herringbone.
    * en esta coyuntura = at this juncture.
    * en estado = pregnant, in the family way.
    * en estado de abandono = decaying, dilapidated, dilapidated.
    * en estado de alerta = on alert.
    * en estado de alerta, de guardia = on standby.
    * en estado de buena esperanza = pregnant, in the family way.
    * en estado de cambio = in a state of flux.
    * en estado de descomposición = decaying.
    * en estado de deterioro = decaying, dilapidated.
    * en estado de reserva = on standby.
    * en estado de reserva, en estado de alerta, de guardia = on standby.
    * en estado de sitio = in a state of siege, under siege.
    * en estado embrionario = embryo, embryonic, in embryonic stage, in embryo, in the embryo stage.
    * en esta época del año = around this time of year.
    * en esta ocasión = on this occasion.
    * en estas circunstancias = under these circumstances.
    * en esta situación = at this juncture.
    * en este caso = in this case.
    * en este contexto = against this background.
    * en este documento = herein, herewith, hereto.
    * en este extremo = to this extent.
    * en este grado = to this extent.
    * en este mismo sentido = along the same lines.
    * en este momento = at this point, at this stage, at this juncture, at this time, at this moment in time, right now.
    * en este período = in the course of events, during the course of events.
    * en este sentido = along these lines, in this connection, in this direction, in this sense, in this vein, in this spirit, in this regard, in this effort, in that spirit, on this score, to that effect.
    * en estos casos = in these cases.
    * en estos días = today, these days.
    * en estos tiempos = in these times, in this day and age.
    * en estrecha colaboración = in close collaboration.
    * en estrecha colaboración con = hand-in-glove with.
    * en estuche = boxed.
    * en excelente estado = in tip-top condition, in tip-top form.
    * en excelentes condiciones = in tip-top condition, in tip-top form.
    * en exceso = overflow, overflowing, excessively, excess, to excess.
    * en exclusiva = exclusively.
    * en existencia = in existence.
    * en expansión = expanded.
    * en exposición = on exhibit, on show, on display.
    * en + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal, come + Expresión Temporal.
    * en extensión = in length.
    * en extenso = at length, in full.
    * en extremo = no end, to no end.
    * en fase terminal = terminally ill.
    * en favor de = in favour of.
    * en flor = in full blossom, in blossom.
    * en forma = fit [fitter -comp., fittest -sup.], toned.
    * en forma de = in the form of, in the shape of.
    * en forma de A = A-shaped.
    * en forma de arco = arched, bowed.
    * en forma de capa = cape-like.
    * en forma de cruz = cross-shaped.
    * en forma de cuadrado = square-shaped.
    * en forma de cuña = wedge-shaped.
    * en forma de cúpula = dome-shaped, domed.
    * en forma de D = d-shaped.
    * en forma de estrella = star-shaped [star shaped].
    * en forma de L = L-shaped.
    * en forma de libro = in book form.
    * en forma de medialuna = crescent-shaped.
    * en forma de parásito = parasitically.
    * en forma de pera = pear-shaped.
    * en forma de pirámide = pyramidal-shaped.
    * en forma de trompeta = trumpet-shaped.
    * en forma de U = U-shaped.
    * en forma de V = V-shaped.
    * en forma física = physically fit.
    * en forma física y mental = physically and mentally fit.
    * en forma ovalada = oval-shaped.
    * en forma piramidal = pyramidal-shaped.
    * en formato de libro moderno = in codex form.
    * en formato digital = digitally.
    * en formato electrónico = in electronic form.
    * en formato MARC = in MARC form.
    * en formato papel = paper-based, in hard copy.
    * en frente = ahead, in front.
    * en frente de = in front of.
    * en funcionamiento = in operation.
    * en función de = according to, as a function of, depending on/upon.
    * en general = at large, by and large, for the most part, generally, in general, in the main, on balance, on the whole, overall, all in all, broadly, as a whole, generally speaking.
    * en germinación = budding.
    * en gestación = in the making.
    * en grado mínimo = minimally.
    * en gran cantidad = prodigiously.
    * en grandes cantidades = en masse, in good number, in record numbers, in bulk.
    * en grandes números = in record numbers.
    * en gran formato = oversize, oversized.
    * en gran medida = broadly, by and large, extensively, greatly, heavily, largely, to a considerable extent, to a high degree, to a large extent, tremendously, vastly, very much, keenly, in no small way, to any great degree, in many ways, in large part, in large measure, in no small measure, to a great extent, to a large degree, to a great degree.
    * en gran número = numerously.
    * en gran parte

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    1
    (refiriéndose a una ciudad, un edificio): viven en París/en una granja/en el número diez/en un hotel they live in Paris/on a farm/at number ten/in a hotel
    en el quinto piso on the sixth ( AmE) o ( BrE) fifth floor
    viven en la calle Goya they live on o ( BrE) in Goya Street
    nos quedamos en casa we stayed home ( AmE), we stayed at home ( BrE)
    métete en la cama get into bed
    lo puso en una caja he put it in a box
    metió la mano en el conducto she stuck her hand into ( o down etc) the pipe
    3 (sobre) on
    lo puso en la mesa/pared he put it on the table/wall
    se sentó en una silla/en un sillón she sat down on a chair/in an armchair
    tendrás que dormir en el suelo you'll have to sleep on the floor
    se le nota en la cara you can see it in his face
    B
    1 (expresando circunstancias, ambiente, medio) in
    vivir en armonía con la naturaleza to live in harmony with nature
    2
    de … en …: van de casa en casa/de puerta en puerta pidiendo dinero they go from house to house/from door to door asking for money
    nos tienes de sorpresa en sorpresa you're full of surprises
    C
    1 ‹un tema/una especialidad/una cualidad›
    es licenciado en filosofía he has a degree in philosophy
    es un experto en la materia he's an expert on the subject
    es muy bueno en historia he's very good at history
    supera a su hermana en inteligencia she surpasses her sister in intelligence
    2 ‹una proporción/un precio›
    ha aumentado en un diez por ciento it has gone up by ten per cent
    me lo vendió en $30 he sold it to me for $30
    las pérdidas se calcularon en $50.000 the losses were calculated at $50,000
    D
    1 ‹un estado/una manera› in
    en buenas/malas condiciones in good/bad condition
    un edificio en llamas a building in flames o on fire
    nos recibió en camisón he received us in his nightshirt
    con los músculos en tensión with (his) muscles tensed
    en posición vertical in an upright position
    2
    (con forma de): termina en punta it's pointed, it ends in o comes to a point
    colóquense en círculo get into o in a circle
    Luis Girón en el Alcalde Luis Girón as the Mayor
    pensamos ir en taxi/en coche/en barco we plan to go by taxi/by car/by boat
    ¿fueron en tren? — no, en avión did you go by train? — no, by plane o no, we flew
    fueron en bicicleta they cycled, they went on their bikes
    fuimos a dar una vuelta en coche we went for a drive o we went for a ride in the car
    E
    1
    (expresando el material): un modelo realizado en seda natural an outfit in natural silk
    ¿lo tienen en azul/(un) 38? do you have it in blue/a 38?
    una obra en tres actos a play in three acts
    ¿cuánto pesas en kilos? how much do you weigh in kilos?
    en ruso/en el código Morse in Russian/in Morse Code
    F
    (en expresiones de tiempo): en verano in (the) summer
    en mayo/1947 in May/1947
    en varias ocasiones on several occasions
    llegó justo en ese momento she arrived just at that moment, just then she arrived
    en la mañana/tarde ( esp AmL); in the morning/afternoon
    en la noche ( esp AmL); at night
    no vi a nadie en todo el día I didn't see anybody all day
    G
    no hay nada de malo en lo que hacen there's nothing wrong in what they're doing
    en + INF:
    tardó media hora en resolverlo it took her half an hour to work it out
    siempre es el último en salir he's always the last to leave
    2
    (con complementos de persona): en él ha encontrado un amigo she's found a friend in him
    problemas que se dan en las personas de edad problems which affect old people
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    en    
    en.
    en preposición
    1 ( en expresiones de lugar)
    a) (refiriéndose a ciudad, edificio):

    viven en París/en el número diez/en un hotel they live in Paris/at number ten/in a hotel;

    en el último piso on the top floor;
    está en la calle Goya it's on o (BrE) in Goya Street;
    en casa at home
    b) ( dentro de) in;


    c) ( sobre) on;


    se le nota en la cara you can see it in his face
    2 (expresando circunstancias, ambiente) in;

    3
    a) (indicando tema, especialidad):


    doctor en derecho Doctor of Law
    b) (indicando proporción, precio):


    en dólares in dollars
    4
    a) (indicando estado, manera) in;


    en llamas in flames, on fire


    colóquense en círculo get into o in a circle


    fueron en bicicleta they cycled, they went on their bikes;
    dimos una vuelta en coche we went for a ride in the car
    5


    una escultura en bronce a bronze (sculpture)

    en azul/ruso in blue/Russian

    6 ( con expresiones de tiempo):

    en varias ocasiones on several occasions;
    en la mañana/noche (esp AmL) in the morning/at night
    7


    fuí el último en salir I was the last to leave


    en preposición
    1 (lugar) in, on, at: nos encontramos en el autobús, we met on the bus
    en Barcelona/Río, in Barcelona/Rio
    en el cajón, in the drawer
    en casa/el trabajo, at home/work
    (sobre) en la mesa, on the table
    2 (tiempo) in, on, at: cae en lunes, it falls on a Monday
    en 1975, in 1975
    en ese preciso instante, at that very moment
    en un minuto, in a minute
    en primavera, in spring
    LAm en la mañana, in the morning
    3 (modo) en bata, in a dressing gown
    en francés, in French
    en serio, seriously
    4 (medio) by, in: puede venir en avión/ coche/metro/tren, she can come by air/car/tube/train
    ¿por qué no vienes en avión?, why don't you fly?
    5 (movimiento) into: entró en la habitación, he went into the room
    entró en escena, he went on stage
    6 (tema, materia) at, in
    es muy bueno en matemáticas, he's very good at maths
    experto en finanzas, expert in finances
    7 (partición, fases) in: hicimos el viaje en dos etapas, we did the journey in two stages
    8 (de... en...) entraremos de tres en tres, we shall go in three by three
    9 (con infinitivo) fue rápido en desenfundar, he was quick to pull out
    se le nota la timidez en el hablar, you can notice his shyness by the way he speaks
    'en' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abajo
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abasto
    - abatimiento
    - abdicar
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abogar
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abominar
    - abonada
    - abonado
    - abordar
    - abrir
    - abreviar
    - absoluta
    - absoluto
    - absorta
    - absorto
    - abstracta
    - abstracto
    - abstraída
    - abstraído
    - abuela
    - abundar
    - abundancia
    - abundante
    - abusar
    - acabar
    - academia
    - acariciar
    - acceder
    - acentuar
    - achantarse
    - achatamiento
    - achuchar
    - acoger
    - acomodar
    - acompañar
    - aconsejar
    - acontecer
    - acordar
    - acordarse
    - acostada
    - acostado
    - acostumbrada
    - acostumbrado
    English:
    A
    - aback
    - abdicate
    - abide
    - ablaze
    - able
    - above
    - above-board
    - abreast
    - abroad
    - abscess
    - absence
    - absent
    - absolutely
    - absorbed
    - abstract
    - abundant
    - academic
    - academy
    - accent
    - access
    - account
    - accustom
    - acknowledgement
    - acquiesce
    - acquire
    - act
    - acting
    - action
    - active
    - actually
    - add
    - add in
    - addition
    - adept
    - adequate
    - administration
    - admission
    - admit
    - advance
    - advantage
    - adventure
    - advertise
    - advertising
    - affair
    - affect
    - afford
    - afloat
    - afraid
    - after
    * * *
    EN nm (abrev de Encuentro Nacional)
    = Paraguayan political party
    * * *
    en
    prp
    1 ( dentro de) in;
    en un mes in a month;
    en junio in June;
    en casa at home;
    en el cielo in heaven
    2 ( sobre) on;
    en la mesa on the table;
    en la calle on the street, Br tb in the street
    :
    en coche/tren by car/train
    4
    :
    en inglés in English;
    póngamelo en la cuenta put it on my account;
    aumentar en un 10 % grow (by) 10%, increase (by) 10%
    * * *
    en prep
    1) : in
    en el bolsillo: in one's pocket
    en una semana: in a week
    2) : on
    en la mesa: on the table
    3) : at
    en casa: at home
    en el trabajo: at work
    en ese momento: at that moment
    * * *
    en prep
    ¿en qué calle vives? which street do you live in?
    2. (edificios, fiestas específicas) at
    3. (superficies, días concretos) on

    Spanish-English dictionary > en

  • 6 en contacto con la realidad

    = in touch with + reality
    Ex. The battle between these two competing theories has made their positions increasingly radical & less in touch with reality.
    * * *
    = in touch with + reality

    Ex: The battle between these two competing theories has made their positions increasingly radical & less in touch with reality.

    Spanish-English dictionary > en contacto con la realidad

  • 7 escaparse

    1 (huir) to escape, run away, get away
    2 (librarse) to escape, avoid
    3 (gas etc) to leak
    4 (autobús etc) to miss
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=huir) [preso] to escape; [niño, adolescente] to run away

    ven aquí, no te me escapes — come here, don't run away

    escaparse de[+ cárcel, peligro] to escape from; [+ jaula] to get out of; [+ situación opresiva] to escape from, get away from

    pelo 7)
    2) (=filtrarse) [gas, líquido] to leak, leak out ( por from)
    3) (=dejar pasar)

    me voy, que se me escapa el tren — I'm going, or I'll miss my train

    se me había escapado ese detalle — that detail had escaped my notice, I had overlooked o missed that detail

    no se me escapa que... — I am aware that..., I realize that...

    escaparse de las manos —

    la realidad se me escapa de las manos — I'm losing touch with reality, I'm losing my grip on reality

    4) (=dejar salir)
    a) [grito, eructo]

    se le escapó un suspiro de alivioshe breathed o let out a sigh of relief

    b) [dato, noticia]
    5) (=soltarse)
    a) [globo, cometa] to fly away
    b) [punto de sutura] to come undone
    c) (Cos)
    6) (=hacerse público) [información] to leak, leak out
    7) (=olvidarse) to slip one's mind
    * * *
    (v.) = slip away, duck away, run away, fall through + the net, break out, slip out, make off, do + a bunk, flee away, flee, weasel (on/out of), duck out
    Ex. He gradually let his original aims slip away until he was attempting the impossible -- a universal bibliography -- albeit highly selectively.
    Ex. The difficulty for teachers is that they cannot just duck away when children, individually or corporately, are set against what is being asked of them.
    Ex. Street boys like Slake, a dodger used to running away, do not, even when they are myopic and dreamers, allow themselves to bump into lampposts.
    Ex. For several years the library has had a successful arrangement with a local bookstore to supply it with unusual and important local material that would otherwise fall through the net of its collection development effort = Desde hace varios años, la biblioteca mantiene un acuerdo satisfactorio con una librería local para que le suministre fondo local importante y poco común que, de otro modo, se le escaparía en el desarrollo de la colección.
    Ex. The article ' Breaking out with books' describes a pilot project involving the offering of library courses to inmate library assistants and prison librarians.
    Ex. The two deflated employees exchanged looks and slipped quietly out of the room.
    Ex. To pull off the heist, the thief stole a swipe card for the complex before using the wheelchair to make off.
    Ex. As soon as the advance was paid however the manager did a bunk with the money, around £100000, and was never seen nor heard of again.
    Ex. For this is the way with these common people; they will work up an enthusiasm one minute, and an hour later it will have fled away and left them cold and empty.
    Ex. The Ndzevane Refugee Settlement in south eastern Swaziland provides a home to Swazis displaced from South Africa and those fleeing the RENAMO terrorists in Mozambique.
    Ex. Christians have of course been weaseling on this issue since Jesus himself evasively weaseled on it.
    Ex. Everyone and their mother (literally) will be ducking out from work early today to be with their nearest and dearest for the long weekend.
    * * *
    (v.) = slip away, duck away, run away, fall through + the net, break out, slip out, make off, do + a bunk, flee away, flee, weasel (on/out of), duck out

    Ex: He gradually let his original aims slip away until he was attempting the impossible -- a universal bibliography -- albeit highly selectively.

    Ex: The difficulty for teachers is that they cannot just duck away when children, individually or corporately, are set against what is being asked of them.
    Ex: Street boys like Slake, a dodger used to running away, do not, even when they are myopic and dreamers, allow themselves to bump into lampposts.
    Ex: For several years the library has had a successful arrangement with a local bookstore to supply it with unusual and important local material that would otherwise fall through the net of its collection development effort = Desde hace varios años, la biblioteca mantiene un acuerdo satisfactorio con una librería local para que le suministre fondo local importante y poco común que, de otro modo, se le escaparía en el desarrollo de la colección.
    Ex: The article ' Breaking out with books' describes a pilot project involving the offering of library courses to inmate library assistants and prison librarians.
    Ex: The two deflated employees exchanged looks and slipped quietly out of the room.
    Ex: To pull off the heist, the thief stole a swipe card for the complex before using the wheelchair to make off.
    Ex: As soon as the advance was paid however the manager did a bunk with the money, around £100000, and was never seen nor heard of again.
    Ex: For this is the way with these common people; they will work up an enthusiasm one minute, and an hour later it will have fled away and left them cold and empty.
    Ex: The Ndzevane Refugee Settlement in south eastern Swaziland provides a home to Swazis displaced from South Africa and those fleeing the RENAMO terrorists in Mozambique.
    Ex: Christians have of course been weaseling on this issue since Jesus himself evasively weaseled on it.
    Ex: Everyone and their mother (literally) will be ducking out from work early today to be with their nearest and dearest for the long weekend.

    * * *

    ■escaparse verbo reflexivo
    1 to escape, run away, get away: le llamaré antes de que se me escape, I'll phone him before he gets away
    2 (una oportunidad, transporte) se me escapó el autobús, I missed the bus
    3 (gas, líquido) to leak, escape
    4 (salvarse) me escapé de una buena bronca, I escaped a good telling-off
    ' escaparse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    irse
    - salirse
    - deslizar
    - escabullirse
    - escapar
    - escurrir
    - ir
    English:
    break away
    - escape
    - get away
    - leak
    - run off
    - shave
    - slip
    - squeak
    - break
    - elude
    - get
    - run
    - skive off
    - turn
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [huir] to get away, to escape (de from);
    se escaparon de la cárcel they escaped from prison;
    escaparse de casa to run away from home;
    se me escaparon las cabras the goats got away from me;
    no te escapes, que quiero hablar contigo don't run off, I want to talk to you
    2. [librarse]
    me escapé de milagro [de accidente] I escaped by a miracle;
    siempre se escapa de hacer las camas he always gets out of making the beds;
    Fam
    ¡de esta no te escaparás! you're not going to get out of this one!
    3. [en carrera] to break away;
    Herrera se escapó en solitario Herrera broke away on his own
    4. [sujeto: gas, agua] to leak;
    el aire se escapa por un agujero the air is leaking out through a hole
    5. [sin querer]
    se me escapó la risa/una palabrota I let out a laugh/an expletive;
    Fam
    se me ha escapado un pedo I've just farted;
    ¡era un secreto! – lo siento, se me escapó it was a secret! - I'm sorry, it just slipped out
    6. [irse]
    se me escapó el tren I missed the train;
    se me escapó la ocasión the opportunity slipped by
    7. [quedar fuera del alcance] to escape, to elude;
    los motivos de su comportamiento se me escapan the reasons for her behaviour are beyond me
    8. [pasar inadvertido]
    a tu madre no se le escapa nada your mother doesn't miss a thing;
    se me escapó lo que dijo I missed what he said
    9. [sujeto: punto de tejido] to drop;
    se te han escapado unos puntos you've dropped a couple of stitches
    * * *
    v/r
    1 ( huir) escape (de from); de casa run away (de from);
    :
    se me ha escapado el tren I missed the train
    3
    :
    no se te escapa nada nothing gets past you o escapes you
    * * *
    vr
    : to escape notice, to leak out
    * * *
    1. (lograr salir, huir) to escape
    2. (líquido, gas, aire) to leak
    3. (transporte) to miss
    4. (secreto) to slip out [pt. & pp. slipped]
    no quería decírselo, pero se me escapó I didn't mean to tell him, but it slipped out
    escaparse de las manos to slip out of your hands [pt. & pp. slipped]
    escapársele la risa to burst out laughing [pt. & pp. burst]

    Spanish-English dictionary > escaparse

  • 8 obsoleto

    adj.
    obsolete, outdated, antiquated, old-fashioned.
    * * *
    1 obsolete
    * * *
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo obsolete
    * * *
    = anachronistic, obsolete, outdated [out-dated], outmoded, redundant, out of touch with + reality, timed, passé, out of vogue, out of fashion, out of style, dated, byzantine, moth-eaten, mothy [mothier -comp., mothiest -sup.], musty [mustier -comp., mustiest -sup.], long in the tooth.
    Ex. We might all easily agree that LITERATURE, IMMORAL is not particularly descriptive of, and an anachronistic euphemism for, PORNOGRAPHY.
    Ex. To remove obsolete fine records from the online system, there is a programm to find all fines paid before a particular date and to remove them.
    Ex. For example, the outdated subject heading 'Female emancipation' could be changed to the newer term 'Women's liberation' with this function.
    Ex. With computerization some libraries took the opportunity to replace outmoded abstracts bulletins with SDI services.
    Ex. The card-based systems in which post-coordinate indexing was first conceived are more-or-less redundant.
    Ex. Some librarians seem to be out of touch with reality.
    Ex. Librarians need to be vociferous about achievements and services offered in order to dispel ideas about the stereotype librarian, timed and out of touch with contemporary society.
    Ex. By conscious or unconscious fixation on this single, already passé, facet of data processing technology we risk totally ignoring the other functions of a catalog.
    Ex. In general, however, the author's approach to his comparative method -- that comparativism is out of vogue -- is rather parochial.
    Ex. Abstract art has lately been considered out of fashion in the art centers of New York.
    Ex. Ten years ago ambition abounded; now risk-taking is out of style and vanguardism has been dampened by a pervasive enthusiasm for the past.
    Ex. Now, many of these libraries find that their systems are dangerously dated.
    Ex. Those elderly bureaucrats and their byzantine procedures are cherished by the customers, who tend to be uninterested in the arcane details of 'digital,' and so are relentlessly passé themselves.
    Ex. He said: 'The outer shell of democracy is, no doubt, intact but it appears to be moth-eaten from inside'.
    Ex. So, he cleaned the bird cage from top to bottom and threw out all the mothy bird seed.
    Ex. Only if we continuously redefine our goals in accordance with the developments in our societies will we remain dynamic libraries and not turn into musty institutions.
    Ex. Training would be needed for the reception staff, who all said they were a bit long in the tooth for learning how to use a computer.
    ----
    * hacer que sea obsoleto = render + obsolete, render + redundant.
    * quedarse obsoleto = be overtaken by events, outgrow.
    * volverse obsoleto = go out of + date, become + obsolete, go out of + fashion, obsolesce.
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo obsolete
    * * *
    = anachronistic, obsolete, outdated [out-dated], outmoded, redundant, out of touch with + reality, timed, passé, out of vogue, out of fashion, out of style, dated, byzantine, moth-eaten, mothy [mothier -comp., mothiest -sup.], musty [mustier -comp., mustiest -sup.], long in the tooth.

    Ex: We might all easily agree that LITERATURE, IMMORAL is not particularly descriptive of, and an anachronistic euphemism for, PORNOGRAPHY.

    Ex: To remove obsolete fine records from the online system, there is a programm to find all fines paid before a particular date and to remove them.
    Ex: For example, the outdated subject heading 'Female emancipation' could be changed to the newer term 'Women's liberation' with this function.
    Ex: With computerization some libraries took the opportunity to replace outmoded abstracts bulletins with SDI services.
    Ex: The card-based systems in which post-coordinate indexing was first conceived are more-or-less redundant.
    Ex: Some librarians seem to be out of touch with reality.
    Ex: Librarians need to be vociferous about achievements and services offered in order to dispel ideas about the stereotype librarian, timed and out of touch with contemporary society.
    Ex: By conscious or unconscious fixation on this single, already passé, facet of data processing technology we risk totally ignoring the other functions of a catalog.
    Ex: In general, however, the author's approach to his comparative method -- that comparativism is out of vogue -- is rather parochial.
    Ex: Abstract art has lately been considered out of fashion in the art centers of New York.
    Ex: Ten years ago ambition abounded; now risk-taking is out of style and vanguardism has been dampened by a pervasive enthusiasm for the past.
    Ex: Now, many of these libraries find that their systems are dangerously dated.
    Ex: Those elderly bureaucrats and their byzantine procedures are cherished by the customers, who tend to be uninterested in the arcane details of 'digital,' and so are relentlessly passé themselves.
    Ex: He said: 'The outer shell of democracy is, no doubt, intact but it appears to be moth-eaten from inside'.
    Ex: So, he cleaned the bird cage from top to bottom and threw out all the mothy bird seed.
    Ex: Only if we continuously redefine our goals in accordance with the developments in our societies will we remain dynamic libraries and not turn into musty institutions.
    Ex: Training would be needed for the reception staff, who all said they were a bit long in the tooth for learning how to use a computer.
    * hacer que sea obsoleto = render + obsolete, render + redundant.
    * quedarse obsoleto = be overtaken by events, outgrow.
    * volverse obsoleto = go out of + date, become + obsolete, go out of + fashion, obsolesce.

    * * *
    obsolete
    * * *

    obsoleto
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    obsolete
    obsoleto,-a adjetivo obsolete: ese sistema de riego ha quedado obsoleto, this irrigation system is obsolete

    ' obsoleto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    obsoleta
    - usía
    English:
    dated
    - obsolete
    - outdated
    * * *
    obsoleto, -a adj
    obsolete;
    este uso ha quedado obsoleto this usage has become obsolete
    * * *
    adj obsolete
    * * *
    obsoleto, -ta adj
    desusado: obsolete

    Spanish-English dictionary > obsoleto

  • 9 perder

    v.
    1 to lose (dinero, objeto, amigo).
    Ella pierde She loses.
    Ella pierde su cartera She loses her purse.
    Ella perdió la oportunidad She lost the opportunity.
    no te pelees con él, que llevas las de perder don't get into a fight with him, you're bound to lose
    3 to waste.
    no hay tiempo que perder there's no time to lose
    4 to miss (tren, vuelo).
    Ella perdió el bus She missed the bus.
    5 to be the ruin of.
    le pierde su pasión por el juego his passion for gambling is ruining him
    6 to lose, to leak (tener un escape de) (agua).
    ese camión va perdiendo aceite this lorry is losing o leaking oil
    7 to go downhill.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ ENTENDER], like link=entender entender
    1 (gen) to lose
    2 (malgastar, desperdiciar) to waste
    3 (tren etc) to miss
    4 (ser causa de daños) to be the ruin of
    1 (gen) to lose; (salir perdiendo) to lose out
    2 (empeorar) to get worse
    esta ciudad ha perdido mucho, ya no es lo que era this city has gone downhill, it isn't what it used to be
    1 (extraviarse - persona) to get lost; (- animal) to go missing
    2 (confundirse) to get confused, get mixed up
    3 (desaparecer) to disappear, take off
    en cuanto ve problemas, se pierde as soon as there's a problem, he disappears
    4 (dejar escapar) to miss
    ¡no te lo pierdas! don't miss it!
    \
    echar a perder to spoil
    perder agua to leak
    perder color to fade
    perder de vista to lose sight of
    perderse por algo/alguien familiar to give up everything for somebody/something
    salir perdiendo to come off worse, lose out
    tener buen perder to be a good loser
    tener mal perder to be a bad loser
    ¡piérdete! familiar get lost!
    * * *
    verb
    2) miss
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ objeto, dinero, peso] to lose

    perder algo de vistato lose sight of sth

    conviene no perder de vista que... — we mustn't forget that..., we mustn't lose sight of the fact that...

    2) [+ tiempo] to waste

    ¡me estás haciendo perder el tiempo! — you're wasting my time!

    3) [+ aire, aceite] to leak

    el vehículo pierde aceite — the car is leaking oil, the car has an oil leak

    4) (=no coger) [+ tren, avión] to miss; [+ oportunidad] to miss, lose
    5) (=destruir) to ruin

    ese vicio le perderá — that vice will ruin him, that vice will be his ruin

    lo que le pierde es... — where he comes unstuck is...

    6) (Jur) to lose, forfeit
    2. VI
    1) [en competición, disputa] to lose

    tienen o llevan todas las de perder — they look certain to lose

    saber perder — to be a good loser

    salir perdiendo, salí perdiendo en el negocio — I lost out on the deal

    2) (=empeorar)

    era un buen cantante, pero ha perdido mucho — he was a good singer, but he's gone downhill

    era muy guapo, pero ha perdido bastante — he isn't nearly as good-looking as he used to be

    3) [tela] to fade
    4)

    echar a perder — [+ comida, sorpresa] to ruin, spoil; [+ oportunidad] to waste

    echarse a perder — [comida] to go off; [sorpresa] to be ruined, be spoiled

    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( extraviar) <llaves/documento/guante> to lose
    b) <señal/imagen/contacto> to lose
    3)
    a) <dinero/propiedad/cosecha> to lose

    con preguntar no se pierde nada — we've/you've nothing to lose by asking, there's no harm in asking

    más se perdió en la guerra — (fr hecha) it's not the end of the world

    b) <derecho/trabajo> to lose
    c) <brazo/sangre/vista> to lose

    perder la vida — to lose one's life, to perish; cabeza, vista II, III

    d) <hijo/marido> to lose
    4)
    a) <interés/entusiasmo/paciencia> to lose

    llegas tarde, para no perder la costumbre — (iró) you're late, just for a change (iro)

    perder la práctica/la costumbre — to get out of practice/the habit

    perder el conocimiento — to lose consciousness, to pass out

    b) <fuerza/intensidad/calor/altura> to lose

    perder el ritmo — (Mús) to lose the beat; ( en trabajo) to get out of the rhythm

    c) <peso/kilos> to lose
    5)
    a) <autobús/tren/avión> to miss
    b) <ocasión/oportunidad> to miss
    c) < tiempo> to waste
    6)
    a) <guerra/pleito/partido> to lose
    b) <curso/año> to fail; < examen> (Ur) to fail
    7) <agua/aceite/aire> to lose
    2.
    perder vi
    1) ( ser derrotado) to lose
    2)
    a) cafetera/tanque to leak
    b) (RPl) color ( aclararse) to fade
    3)

    echar(se) a perder ver echar I 1) a), echarse I 1) a)

    3.
    perderse v pron
    1)
    a) ( extraviarse) persona/objeto to get lost; (+ me/te/le etc)

    ¿y a tí que se te ha perdido por allí? — whatever possessed you to go there

    no hay por dónde perderse — (Chi fam) there's no question about it

    b) ( desaparecer) to disappear
    c) (en tema, conversación)

    empieza otra vez, ya me perdí — start again, you've lost me already

    2) <fiesta/película/espectáculo> to miss
    a) ( acabar mal) to get into trouble, lose one's way (liter)
    b) (Per fam) ( prostituirse) to go on the streets (colloq)
    * * *
    = lose, misplace, forfeit, mislay, lose out, miss, suffer + loss.
    Ex. One of the hardest tasks of a curator is to make a precis of the information about a particular object without losing any essential information.
    Ex. This article discusses the common abuses of circulation privileges by a few faculty members: removing books from the library without checking them out; misplacing books after they have been checked out; and failing to return books when needed by others = Este artículo analiza los abusos comunes de los privilegios de préstamo por parte de unos pocos profesores: coger libros de la biblioteca sin sacarlos en préstamo, perder libros tras haberlos sacados en préstamo y no dever libros cuando otros los necesitan.
    Ex. In addition, it enables the library to respond to the needs of the new popular culture without forfeiting its traditional cultural purpose.
    Ex. Workflow systems automate business processes, such as the management of a housing benefit claim, to ensure all tasks are completed on time and no information can be lost or mislaid.
    Ex. Libraries, in the crush to pay journal invoices, are losing out, as other services as well as staffing and pay all end up unfunded = Las bibliotecas, ante la presión de tener que pagar las facturas de las revistas, salen perdiendo ya que otros servicios así como el personal y los salarios terminanan todos con insuficientes fondos.
    Ex. Thus the browser may miss valuable items, although some browsers will find browsing a perfectly adequate method of gauging the extent of a library collection.
    Ex. They played their third game of the season today and suffered another loss but the team continues to improve.
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    * echar a perder = ruin, bungle, bring out + the worst in, cast + a blight on, blight, go off.
    * echarlo todo a perder = upset + the applecart.
    * echar + Posesivo + planes a perder = upset + Posesivo + plans.
    * ganar cuando todo parece estar perdido = victory from the jaws of defeat.
    * hacer perder el conocimiento = knock + Nombre + out, knock + Nombre + unconscious.
    * hacer perder el entusiasmo = dampen + Posesivo + enthusiasm.
    * hacer perder el sentido a = make + nonsense of.
    * hacer perder la agilidad física = stale.
    * hacer perder la agilidad mental = stale.
    * hacer perder las esperanzas = dampen + Posesivo + hopes.
    * hacer que Alguien pierda el empleo = put + Nombre + out of work.
    * hacer que pierda el interés = take + the shine off things.
    * llevar todas las de perder = odds + be stacked against, not have a leg to stand on.
    * lo que se gana por un lado se pierde por otro = swings and roundabouts.
    * lo que se pierda en una cosa se gana en la otra = what you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts.
    * ni ganar ni perder = break + even.
    * no perder de vista = keep + an eye on, keep + a beady eye on, keep in + sight.
    * no perder el ánimo = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no perder el control = stay on top of, stay on + top of things, keep on + top of things, be on top of things.
    * no perder el trabajo = stay in + work.
    * no perder la cabeza = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perder la calma = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perderse = keep on + the right track.
    * no perderse en/por = find + Posesivo + way round/through.
    * no perderse mucho = be no great loss.
    * no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no tener nada que perder = have + nothing to lose.
    * perder agua = lose + water, leak.
    * perder Algo = take + Nombre + out of + Posesivo + hands.
    * perder confianza = lose + confidence (in).
    * perder contacto con la realidad = lose + touch with reality.
    * perder control = lose + control (of).
    * perder credibilidad = destroy + credence.
    * perder de vista = lose from + sight, drop from + sight, lose + sight of.
    * perder de vista el hecho de que = lose + sight of the fact that.
    * perder eficacia = lose + clout.
    * perder el alma = lose + Posesivo + soul.
    * perder el ánimo = lose + heart.
    * perder el apetito = lose + Posesivo + appetite.
    * perder el atractivo = lose + Posesivo + allure, lose + Posesivo + savour.
    * perder el color = fade.
    * perder el conocimiento = lose + Posesivo + senses, pass out, lose + Posesivo + consciousness.
    * perder el contacto con = lose + touch with.
    * perder el control = slip beyond + the grasp of, lose + Posesivo + grip, run + amok, sweep + Nombre + off + Posesivo + feet, go to + pieces, go + wild.
    * perder el control de Algo = get out of + hand.
    * perder el control de la situación = things + get out of hand.
    * perder el culo = go into + raptures.
    * perder el encanto = lose + Posesivo + allure, lose + Posesivo + savour, lose + Posesivo + shine.
    * perder el entusiasmo = lose + heart.
    * perder el equilibrio = lose + Posesivo + balance.
    * perder el favor de = lose + popularity with.
    * perder el hábito = lose + the habit.
    * perder el hilo = lose + the plot, lose + the thread.
    * perder el interés = pall.
    * perder el juicio = lose + Posesivo + sanity.
    * perder el norte = be off course, fly off + course.
    * perder el pie = lose + Posesivo + footing.
    * perder el rumbo = be off course, fly off + course.
    * perder el sentido = faint, lose + Posesivo + senses, lose + Posesivo + consciousness, pass out.
    * perder el sentido del humor = lose + sense of humour.
    * perder el sueño por = lose + sleep over/on.
    * perder el tiempo = dawdle, mess around, pissing into the wind, mess about, faff (about/around), pootle, sit + idle, muck around/about, piddle around.
    * perder el tiempo, hacer esto y aquello de un modo relajado = piddle around.
    * perder el valor = lose + Posesivo + nerve.
    * perder entusiasmo = lose + enthusiasm.
    * perder esperanza = lose + hope.
    * perder fuerza = lose + power, lose + steam.
    * perder gas = lose + steam.
    * perder hasta la camisa = lose + Posesivo + shirt.
    * perder ímpetu = lose + momentum, run out of + steam, lose + impetus.
    * perder influencia = lose + clout.
    * perder interés = lapse, lose + interest.
    * perder la cabeza = lose + Posesivo + mind, lose + Posesivo + head, lose + Posesivo + marbles, go + bonkers, fly off + the handle, go (right) off + Posesivo + rocker, go out of + Posesivo + mind, go + soft in the head.
    * perder la calma = blow + a fuse.
    * perder la chaveta = go + bonkers, go (right) off + Posesivo + rocker, go + berserk, go + postal, go + haywire.
    * perder la chaveta por = have + a crush on.
    * perder la compostura = lose + Posesivo + balance, break down + in disarray.
    * perder la conciencia = lose + Posesivo + consciousness, pass out.
    * perder la cordura = lose + Posesivo + sanity.
    * perder la credibilidad = lose + face.
    * perder la cuenta (de) = lose + count (of).
    * perder la esperanza = despair, throw in + the towel, give up + hope, throw in/up + the sponge.
    * perder la fe = lose + Posesivo + faith.
    * perder la identidad de uno = lose + Posesivo + identity.
    * perder la ilusión = lose + heart.
    * perder la motivación = lose + motivation.
    * perder la noción del tiempo = lose + track of time, lose + all notion of time, lose + all sense of time.
    * perder la oportunidad = miss + the boat.
    * perder la paciencia = lose + Posesivo + temper.
    * perder la pista de = lose + track of.
    * perder la presión = depressurise [depressurize, -USA].
    * perder la razón = lose + Posesivo + sanity.
    * perder las facultades = lose + Posesivo + faculties.
    * perder la sincronización = get out of + step.
    * perder las riendas = go + berserk, go + postal, go + crazy.
    * perder la timidez con = warm up to.
    * perder la vida = lose + Posesivo + life.
    * perder la virginidad = lose + Posesivo + virginity.
    * perder la visión = lose + Posesivo + sight.
    * perder la vista = become + blind.
    * perder la voz = lose + Posesivo + voice.
    * perder los estribos = lose + Posesivo + cool, fly off + the handle, lose + Posesivo + head, go + berserk, go + postal, go + crazy, lose + Posesivo + temper.
    * perder los nervios = lose + Posesivo + cool, fly off + the handle, lose + Posesivo + head.
    * perder los papeles = lose + control (of), lose + Posesivo + cool, lose + Posesivo + head, fly off + the handle, freak out, flip out.
    * perder nota = lose + marks.
    * perder para siempre = lose to + posterity.
    * perder peso = lose + weight.
    * perder poder = lose + power.
    * perder prestigio = lose + face.
    * perder propiedades = lose + property.
    * perder protagonismo = fade into + the background.
    * perderse = go astray, get + lost, lose + Posesivo + way, go + missing, miss out on, slip through + the cracks, get out of + Posesivo + depth, wander off + route, disorient, disorientate, wander off + track, lose + Posesivo + bearings.
    * perderse entre el gentío = lose + Reflexivo + amid the crowd.
    * perderse entre la muchedumbre = lose + Reflexivo + amid the crowd.
    * perderse entre la multitud = lose + Reflexivo + amid the crowd.
    * perder sentido = lose + purpose.
    * perderse por = wander through.
    * perderse por los caminos secundarios = go + off-road.
    * perderse una clase = miss + class.
    * perder terreno = lose + ground.
    * perder tiempo = waste + time, lose + time.
    * perder (toda/la) esperanza = abandon + (all) hope.
    * perder una batalla = lose + battle.
    * perder una guerra = lose + war.
    * perder un amigo = lose + a friend.
    * perder una oportunidad = miss + opportunity, lose + opportunity, miss + chance, waste + opportunity.
    * perder una venta = lose + sale.
    * perder una votación = outvote.
    * perder un objeto personal = lose + property.
    * perder un partido = lose + match.
    * perder valor = lose + Posesivo + value.
    * perder ventas = lose + sales.
    * perder vigor = run out of + steam, lose + steam.
    * perder vitalidad = run out of + steam.
    * por probar nada se pierde = nothing ventured, nothing gained.
    * que no se puede uno perder = unmissable.
    * que pierde agua = leaking, leaky [leakier -comp., leakiest -sup].
    * salir perdiendo = victimise [victimize, -USA], come off + worst, lose out, compare + unfavourably, lose + neck, be a little worse off.
    * salir sin ganar ni perder = break + even.
    * se pierda o se gane = win or lose.
    * sin perder de vista = with an eye on.
    * sin perder un (solo) minuto = without a moment wasted, without a wasted moment, without a minute wasted, without a wasted minute.
    * sin tiempo que perder = without a minute to spare.
    * tener todas las de perder = fight + a losing battle.
    * un arte que se está perdiendo = a dying art.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( extraviar) <llaves/documento/guante> to lose
    b) <señal/imagen/contacto> to lose
    3)
    a) <dinero/propiedad/cosecha> to lose

    con preguntar no se pierde nada — we've/you've nothing to lose by asking, there's no harm in asking

    más se perdió en la guerra — (fr hecha) it's not the end of the world

    b) <derecho/trabajo> to lose
    c) <brazo/sangre/vista> to lose

    perder la vida — to lose one's life, to perish; cabeza, vista II, III

    d) <hijo/marido> to lose
    4)
    a) <interés/entusiasmo/paciencia> to lose

    llegas tarde, para no perder la costumbre — (iró) you're late, just for a change (iro)

    perder la práctica/la costumbre — to get out of practice/the habit

    perder el conocimiento — to lose consciousness, to pass out

    b) <fuerza/intensidad/calor/altura> to lose

    perder el ritmo — (Mús) to lose the beat; ( en trabajo) to get out of the rhythm

    c) <peso/kilos> to lose
    5)
    a) <autobús/tren/avión> to miss
    b) <ocasión/oportunidad> to miss
    c) < tiempo> to waste
    6)
    a) <guerra/pleito/partido> to lose
    b) <curso/año> to fail; < examen> (Ur) to fail
    7) <agua/aceite/aire> to lose
    2.
    perder vi
    1) ( ser derrotado) to lose
    2)
    a) cafetera/tanque to leak
    b) (RPl) color ( aclararse) to fade
    3)

    echar(se) a perder ver echar I 1) a), echarse I 1) a)

    3.
    perderse v pron
    1)
    a) ( extraviarse) persona/objeto to get lost; (+ me/te/le etc)

    ¿y a tí que se te ha perdido por allí? — whatever possessed you to go there

    no hay por dónde perderse — (Chi fam) there's no question about it

    b) ( desaparecer) to disappear
    c) (en tema, conversación)

    empieza otra vez, ya me perdí — start again, you've lost me already

    2) <fiesta/película/espectáculo> to miss
    a) ( acabar mal) to get into trouble, lose one's way (liter)
    b) (Per fam) ( prostituirse) to go on the streets (colloq)
    * * *
    = lose, misplace, forfeit, mislay, lose out, miss, suffer + loss.

    Ex: One of the hardest tasks of a curator is to make a precis of the information about a particular object without losing any essential information.

    Ex: This article discusses the common abuses of circulation privileges by a few faculty members: removing books from the library without checking them out; misplacing books after they have been checked out; and failing to return books when needed by others = Este artículo analiza los abusos comunes de los privilegios de préstamo por parte de unos pocos profesores: coger libros de la biblioteca sin sacarlos en préstamo, perder libros tras haberlos sacados en préstamo y no dever libros cuando otros los necesitan.
    Ex: In addition, it enables the library to respond to the needs of the new popular culture without forfeiting its traditional cultural purpose.
    Ex: Workflow systems automate business processes, such as the management of a housing benefit claim, to ensure all tasks are completed on time and no information can be lost or mislaid.
    Ex: Libraries, in the crush to pay journal invoices, are losing out, as other services as well as staffing and pay all end up unfunded = Las bibliotecas, ante la presión de tener que pagar las facturas de las revistas, salen perdiendo ya que otros servicios así como el personal y los salarios terminanan todos con insuficientes fondos.
    Ex: Thus the browser may miss valuable items, although some browsers will find browsing a perfectly adequate method of gauging the extent of a library collection.
    Ex: They played their third game of the season today and suffered another loss but the team continues to improve.
    * echar a perder = ruin, bungle, bring out + the worst in, cast + a blight on, blight, go off.
    * echarlo todo a perder = upset + the applecart.
    * echar + Posesivo + planes a perder = upset + Posesivo + plans.
    * ganar cuando todo parece estar perdido = victory from the jaws of defeat.
    * hacer perder el conocimiento = knock + Nombre + out, knock + Nombre + unconscious.
    * hacer perder el entusiasmo = dampen + Posesivo + enthusiasm.
    * hacer perder el sentido a = make + nonsense of.
    * hacer perder la agilidad física = stale.
    * hacer perder la agilidad mental = stale.
    * hacer perder las esperanzas = dampen + Posesivo + hopes.
    * hacer que Alguien pierda el empleo = put + Nombre + out of work.
    * hacer que pierda el interés = take + the shine off things.
    * llevar todas las de perder = odds + be stacked against, not have a leg to stand on.
    * lo que se gana por un lado se pierde por otro = swings and roundabouts.
    * lo que se pierda en una cosa se gana en la otra = what you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts.
    * ni ganar ni perder = break + even.
    * no perder de vista = keep + an eye on, keep + a beady eye on, keep in + sight.
    * no perder el ánimo = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no perder el control = stay on top of, stay on + top of things, keep on + top of things, be on top of things.
    * no perder el trabajo = stay in + work.
    * no perder la cabeza = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perder la calma = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perderse = keep on + the right track.
    * no perderse en/por = find + Posesivo + way round/through.
    * no perderse mucho = be no great loss.
    * no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no tener nada que perder = have + nothing to lose.
    * perder agua = lose + water, leak.
    * perder Algo = take + Nombre + out of + Posesivo + hands.
    * perder confianza = lose + confidence (in).
    * perder contacto con la realidad = lose + touch with reality.
    * perder control = lose + control (of).
    * perder credibilidad = destroy + credence.
    * perder de vista = lose from + sight, drop from + sight, lose + sight of.
    * perder de vista el hecho de que = lose + sight of the fact that.
    * perder eficacia = lose + clout.
    * perder el alma = lose + Posesivo + soul.
    * perder el ánimo = lose + heart.
    * perder el apetito = lose + Posesivo + appetite.
    * perder el atractivo = lose + Posesivo + allure, lose + Posesivo + savour.
    * perder el color = fade.
    * perder el conocimiento = lose + Posesivo + senses, pass out, lose + Posesivo + consciousness.
    * perder el contacto con = lose + touch with.
    * perder el control = slip beyond + the grasp of, lose + Posesivo + grip, run + amok, sweep + Nombre + off + Posesivo + feet, go to + pieces, go + wild.
    * perder el control de Algo = get out of + hand.
    * perder el control de la situación = things + get out of hand.
    * perder el culo = go into + raptures.
    * perder el encanto = lose + Posesivo + allure, lose + Posesivo + savour, lose + Posesivo + shine.
    * perder el entusiasmo = lose + heart.
    * perder el equilibrio = lose + Posesivo + balance.
    * perder el favor de = lose + popularity with.
    * perder el hábito = lose + the habit.
    * perder el hilo = lose + the plot, lose + the thread.
    * perder el interés = pall.
    * perder el juicio = lose + Posesivo + sanity.
    * perder el norte = be off course, fly off + course.
    * perder el pie = lose + Posesivo + footing.
    * perder el rumbo = be off course, fly off + course.
    * perder el sentido = faint, lose + Posesivo + senses, lose + Posesivo + consciousness, pass out.
    * perder el sentido del humor = lose + sense of humour.
    * perder el sueño por = lose + sleep over/on.
    * perder el tiempo = dawdle, mess around, pissing into the wind, mess about, faff (about/around), pootle, sit + idle, muck around/about, piddle around.
    * perder el tiempo, hacer esto y aquello de un modo relajado = piddle around.
    * perder el valor = lose + Posesivo + nerve.
    * perder entusiasmo = lose + enthusiasm.
    * perder esperanza = lose + hope.
    * perder fuerza = lose + power, lose + steam.
    * perder gas = lose + steam.
    * perder hasta la camisa = lose + Posesivo + shirt.
    * perder ímpetu = lose + momentum, run out of + steam, lose + impetus.
    * perder influencia = lose + clout.
    * perder interés = lapse, lose + interest.
    * perder la cabeza = lose + Posesivo + mind, lose + Posesivo + head, lose + Posesivo + marbles, go + bonkers, fly off + the handle, go (right) off + Posesivo + rocker, go out of + Posesivo + mind, go + soft in the head.
    * perder la calma = blow + a fuse.
    * perder la chaveta = go + bonkers, go (right) off + Posesivo + rocker, go + berserk, go + postal, go + haywire.
    * perder la chaveta por = have + a crush on.
    * perder la compostura = lose + Posesivo + balance, break down + in disarray.
    * perder la conciencia = lose + Posesivo + consciousness, pass out.
    * perder la cordura = lose + Posesivo + sanity.
    * perder la credibilidad = lose + face.
    * perder la cuenta (de) = lose + count (of).
    * perder la esperanza = despair, throw in + the towel, give up + hope, throw in/up + the sponge.
    * perder la fe = lose + Posesivo + faith.
    * perder la identidad de uno = lose + Posesivo + identity.
    * perder la ilusión = lose + heart.
    * perder la motivación = lose + motivation.
    * perder la noción del tiempo = lose + track of time, lose + all notion of time, lose + all sense of time.
    * perder la oportunidad = miss + the boat.
    * perder la paciencia = lose + Posesivo + temper.
    * perder la pista de = lose + track of.
    * perder la presión = depressurise [depressurize, -USA].
    * perder la razón = lose + Posesivo + sanity.
    * perder las facultades = lose + Posesivo + faculties.
    * perder la sincronización = get out of + step.
    * perder las riendas = go + berserk, go + postal, go + crazy.
    * perder la timidez con = warm up to.
    * perder la vida = lose + Posesivo + life.
    * perder la virginidad = lose + Posesivo + virginity.
    * perder la visión = lose + Posesivo + sight.
    * perder la vista = become + blind.
    * perder la voz = lose + Posesivo + voice.
    * perder los estribos = lose + Posesivo + cool, fly off + the handle, lose + Posesivo + head, go + berserk, go + postal, go + crazy, lose + Posesivo + temper.
    * perder los nervios = lose + Posesivo + cool, fly off + the handle, lose + Posesivo + head.
    * perder los papeles = lose + control (of), lose + Posesivo + cool, lose + Posesivo + head, fly off + the handle, freak out, flip out.
    * perder nota = lose + marks.
    * perder para siempre = lose to + posterity.
    * perder peso = lose + weight.
    * perder poder = lose + power.
    * perder prestigio = lose + face.
    * perder propiedades = lose + property.
    * perder protagonismo = fade into + the background.
    * perderse = go astray, get + lost, lose + Posesivo + way, go + missing, miss out on, slip through + the cracks, get out of + Posesivo + depth, wander off + route, disorient, disorientate, wander off + track, lose + Posesivo + bearings.
    * perderse entre el gentío = lose + Reflexivo + amid the crowd.
    * perderse entre la muchedumbre = lose + Reflexivo + amid the crowd.
    * perderse entre la multitud = lose + Reflexivo + amid the crowd.
    * perder sentido = lose + purpose.
    * perderse por = wander through.
    * perderse por los caminos secundarios = go + off-road.
    * perderse una clase = miss + class.
    * perder terreno = lose + ground.
    * perder tiempo = waste + time, lose + time.
    * perder (toda/la) esperanza = abandon + (all) hope.
    * perder una batalla = lose + battle.
    * perder una guerra = lose + war.
    * perder un amigo = lose + a friend.
    * perder una oportunidad = miss + opportunity, lose + opportunity, miss + chance, waste + opportunity.
    * perder una venta = lose + sale.
    * perder una votación = outvote.
    * perder un objeto personal = lose + property.
    * perder un partido = lose + match.
    * perder valor = lose + Posesivo + value.
    * perder ventas = lose + sales.
    * perder vigor = run out of + steam, lose + steam.
    * perder vitalidad = run out of + steam.
    * por probar nada se pierde = nothing ventured, nothing gained.
    * que no se puede uno perder = unmissable.
    * que pierde agua = leaking, leaky [leakier -comp., leakiest -sup].
    * salir perdiendo = victimise [victimize, -USA], come off + worst, lose out, compare + unfavourably, lose + neck, be a little worse off.
    * salir sin ganar ni perder = break + even.
    * se pierda o se gane = win or lose.
    * sin perder de vista = with an eye on.
    * sin perder un (solo) minuto = without a moment wasted, without a wasted moment, without a minute wasted, without a wasted minute.
    * sin tiempo que perder = without a minute to spare.
    * tener todas las de perder = fight + a losing battle.
    * un arte que se está perdiendo = a dying art.

    * * *
    perder [E8 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (extraviar) ‹llaves/documento/guante› to lose
    he perdido su dirección I've lost her address
    perdió las tijeras y se pasó una hora buscándolas she mislaid o lost the scissors and spent an hour looking for them
    me perdiste la página you lost my place o page
    perdí a mi marido en la muchedumbre I lost my husband in the crowd
    no pierdas de vista al niño don't let the child out of your sight
    2 ‹señal/imagen/contacto› to lose
    hemos perdido el contacto con el avión we've lost contact with the plane
    B
    (ser la ruina de): lo perdió la curiosidad his curiosity was his undoing o his downfall
    C
    1 ‹dinero/propiedad/cosecha› to lose
    perdió mil pesos jugando al póker she lost a thousand pesos playing poker
    perdió una fortuna en ese negocio he lost a fortune in o on that deal
    con preguntar no se pierde nada we've/you've nothing to lose by asking, there's no harm in asking, we/you can but ask
    más se perdió en la guerra ( fr hecha); things could be worse!, worse things happen at sea, it's not the end of the world
    terreno2 (↑ terreno (2))
    2 ‹derecho/trabajo› to lose
    si te vas pierdes el lugar en la cola if you go away you lose your place in the line ( AmE) o ( BrE) queue
    3 ‹ojo/brazo› to lose; ‹vista/oído› to lose
    ha perdido mucho peso/mucha sangre she's lost a lot of weight/blood
    el susto le hizo perder el habla the fright rendered him speechless
    perder la vida to lose one's life, to perish
    4 ‹hijo/marido› to lose
    perder un niño or un bebé (en el embarazo) to lose a baby, to have a miscarriage
    D
    1 ‹interés/entusiasmo› to lose; ‹paciencia› to lose
    no hay que perder el ánimo you mustn't lose heart
    yo no pierdo las esperanzas I'm not giving up hope
    he perdido la costumbre de levantarme temprano I've got(ten) out of o I've lost the habit of getting up early
    llegas tarde, para no perder la costumbre ( iró); you're late, just for a change ( iro)
    trata de no perder la práctica try not to get out of practice
    tienes que perderles el miedo a los aviones you have to get over o to overcome your fear of flying
    perder el equilibrio to lose one's balance
    perder el conocimiento to lose consciousness, to pass out
    2 ‹fuerza/intensidad/calor› to lose
    el avión empezó a perder altura the plane began to lose height
    perder el ritmo ( Mús) to lose the beat
    estás trabajando muy bien, no pierdas el ritmo you're working well, keep it up!
    3 ‹peso/kilos› to lose
    E
    1 ‹autobús/tren/avión› to miss
    2 ‹ocasión› to miss
    sería tonto perder esta estupenda oportunidad it would be stupid to miss o to pass up this marvelous opportunity
    no pierde oportunidad de recordarnos cuánto le debemos he never misses a chance to remind us how much we owe him
    3 ‹tiempo›
    ¡no me hagas perder (el) tiempo! don't waste my time!
    no hay tiempo que perder there's no time to lose
    no pierdas (el) tiempo, no lo vas a convencer don't waste your time, you're not going to convince him
    llámalo sin perder un minuto call him immediately
    perdimos dos días por lo de la huelga we lost two days because of the strike
    F
    1 ‹guerra/pleito› to lose; ‹partido› to lose
    2 ‹curso/año› to fail
    perder un examen (Ur); to fail an exam
    G ‹agua/aceite/aire› to lose
    el coche pierde aceite the car has an oil leak o is losing oil
    el globo perdía aire air was escaping from the balloon
    ■ perder
    vi
    A (ser derrotado) to lose
    perdimos por un punto we lost by one point
    no sabes perder you're a bad loser
    no discutas con él porque llevas las de perder don't argue with him because you'll lose
    la que sale perdiendo soy yo I lose out o come off worst
    B
    1 ( RPl) «cafetera/tanque» to leak
    2 «color» (aclararse) to fade; (tiñiendo otras prendas) to run
    C
    A
    1 (extraviarse) «persona/objeto» to get lost
    siempre me pierdo en esta ciudad I always get lost in this town
    no te pierdas, llámanos de vez en cuando don't lose touch, call us now and then
    (+ me/te/le etc): se le perdió el dinero he's lost the money
    guárdalo bien para que no se te pierda keep it safe so you don't lose it
    no hay por dónde perderse ( Chi fam); there's no question about it
    2 (desaparecer) to disappear
    se perdió entre la muchedumbre she disappeared into the crowd
    3
    (en un tema, una conversación): cuando se ponen a hablar rápido me pierdo when they start talking quickly I get lost
    me distraje un momento y me perdí my attention wandered for a moment and I lost the thread
    las cifras son tan enormes que uno se pierde the figures are so huge that they start to lose all meaning
    empieza otra vez, ya me perdí start again, you've lost me already
    4
    (en una prenda, un espacio): te pierdes en ese vestido you look lost in that dress
    los sillones quedan perdidos en ese salón tan grande the armchairs are rather lost in such a big sitting room
    B ‹fiesta/película/espectáculo› to miss
    no te perdiste nada you didn't miss anything
    te perdiste una excelente oportunidad de callarte la boca ( hum); you could have kept your big mouth shut ( colloq)
    C «persona»
    1 (acabar mal) to get into trouble, lose one's way ( liter)
    2 ( Per fam) (prostituirse) to go on the streets o the game ( colloq)
    * * *

     

    perder ( conjugate perder) verbo transitivo
    1 ( en general) to lose;

    quiere perder peso he wants to lose weight;
    con preguntar no se pierde nada we've/you've nothing to lose by asking;
    perder la vida to lose one's life, to perish;
    See also→ cabeza 1 e, vista 2 3;
    yo no pierdo las esperanzas I'm not giving up hope;
    perder la práctica to get out of practice;
    perder el equilibrio to lose one's balance;
    perder el conocimiento to lose consciousness, to pass out;
    perder el ritmo (Mús) to lose the beat;

    ( en trabajo) to get out of the rhythm
    2
    a)autobús/tren/avión to miss

    b)ocasión/oportunidad to miss;


    c) tiempo to waste;

    ¡no me hagas perder (el) tiempo! don't waste my time!;

    no hay tiempo que perder there's no time to lose
    3
    a)guerra/pleito/partido to lose

    b)curso/año to fail;

    examen› (Ur) to fail
    4agua/aceite/aire to lose
    verbo intransitivo
    1 ( ser derrotado) to lose;

    no sabes perder you're a bad loser;
    llevar las de perder to be onto a loser;
    la que sale perdiendo soy yo I'm the one who loses out o comes off worst
    2 [cafetera/tanque] to leak
    3
    echar(se) a perder ver echar I 1a, echarse 1a

    perderse verbo pronominal
    1 [persona/objeto] to get lost;

    se le perdió el dinero he's lost the money;
    cuando se ponen a hablar rápido me pierdo when they start talking quickly I get lost
    2fiesta/película/espectáculo to miss
    perder
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (un objeto) to lose
    2 (un medio de transporte) to miss
    3 (el tiempo) to waste
    4 (oportunidad) to miss ➣ Ver nota en miss
    5 (cualidad, costumbre, sentido) to lose: tienes que perder tus miedos, you have to overcome your fears
    6 (agua, aceite) to leak
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (disminuir una cualidad) to lose
    2 (estropear) to ruin, go off
    3 (en una competición, batalla) to lose
    ♦ Locuciones: echar (algo) a perder, to spoil (sthg)
    llevar las de perder, to be onto a loser
    ' perder' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adormecerse
    - aflojar
    - baño
    - borda
    - brújula
    - cabeza
    - cabo
    - clarear
    - conciencia
    - conocimiento
    - costumbre
    - cuenta
    - declinar
    - descuidarse
    - desesperarse
    - desfallecer
    - desgracia
    - desinflarse
    - desnaturalizar
    - despedirse
    - despintar
    - despistar
    - destinada
    - destinado
    - desvanecerse
    - deteriorarse
    - distraerse
    - don
    - enloquecer
    - estribo
    - facultad
    - flaquear
    - granizada
    - hilo
    - infortunio
    - innecesaria
    - innecesario
    - interés
    - joderse
    - juicio
    - llevar
    - norte
    - papel
    - pasarse
    - peso
    - razón
    - resbalar
    - rumbo
    - saber
    - sentida
    English:
    avoid
    - balance
    - black out
    - blow
    - boat
    - bound
    - break
    - bungle
    - cool
    - course
    - crush
    - danger
    - dawdle
    - decline
    - dignity
    - dilly-dally
    - erode
    - even
    - face
    - fade
    - fiddle around
    - flag
    - footing
    - forfeit
    - freak out
    - gamble away
    - gazump
    - ground
    - grow out of
    - handle
    - hang about
    - hang around
    - heart
    - keep
    - leak
    - lose
    - mislay
    - miss
    - muck about
    - muck around
    - muck up
    - pall
    - piece
    - pot
    - rack
    - rag
    - reason
    - rise
    - risk
    - shape
    * * *
    vt
    1. [extraviar] to lose;
    he perdido el paraguas I've lost my umbrella
    2. [dejar de tener] [dinero, amigo, empleo, interés] to lose;
    he perdido el contacto con ellos I've lost touch with them;
    la policía ha perdido la pista o [m5] el rastro de los secuestradores the police have lost track of the kidnappers;
    no sé nada de Ana, le he perdido la pista o [m5] el rastro I don't know anything about Ana, I've lost touch with her;
    el accidente le hizo perder la visión he lost his sight in the accident;
    ya hemos perdido toda esperanza de encontrarlo we've now given up o lost all hope of finding him;
    he perdido bastante práctica I'm rather out of practice;
    perder el equilibrio/la memoria to lose one's balance/memory;
    perder peso to lose weight;
    perder el miedo/el respeto a alguien to lose one's fear of/respect for sb;
    cientos de personas perdieron la vida hundreds of people lost their lives;
    no tienes/tiene/ etc[m5]. nada que perder you have/he has/ etc nothing to lose;
    Esp
    más se perdió en Cuba o [m5] en la guerra it's not as bad as all that, it's not the end of the world
    3. [ser derrotado en] [batalla, partido, campeonato, elecciones] to lose;
    este error podría hacerle perder el partido this mistake could lose her the game
    4. [desperdiciar] [tiempo] to waste;
    [oportunidad, ocasión] to miss;
    no pierdas el tiempo con o [m5] en tonterías don't waste your time on nonsense like that;
    he perdido toda la mañana en llamadas de teléfono I've wasted all morning making phone calls;
    no hay tiempo que perder there's no time to lose
    5. [no alcanzar] [tren, vuelo, autobús] to miss
    6. [tener un escape de] [agua] to lose, to leak;
    la bombona pierde aire air is escaping from the cylinder;
    ese camión va perdiendo aceite that truck o Br lorry is losing o leaking oil
    7. [perjudicar] to be the ruin of;
    le pierde su pasión por el juego his passion for gambling is ruining him
    8. Urug [examen] to fail
    vi
    1. [salir derrotado] to lose;
    perder al póquer/billar to lose at poker/billiards;
    perdimos (por) dos a cero we lost Br two-nil o US two-zero;
    no te pelees con él, que llevas las de perder don't get into a fight with him, you're bound to lose;
    sabe/no sabe perder he's a good/bad loser;
    salir perdiendo to lose out, to come off worse
    2. [empeorar] to go downhill;
    este restaurante ha perdido mucho this restaurant has really gone downhill;
    estas alfombras pierden bastante al lavarlas these rugs don't wash very well
    3. [tener un escape] [de agua, aceite] to have a leak;
    esa bombona pierde that gas cylinder is leaking;
    una de las ruedas pierde por la válvula the air's coming out of one of the tyres
    4. [en frases]
    echar algo a perder to spoil sth;
    echarse a perder [alimento] to spoil, Br to go off
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 objeto lose;
    ¡piérdete! get lost!;
    no tener nada que perder have nothing to lose
    2 tren, avión etc miss
    3 el tiempo waste
    II v/i lose;
    tener las de perder be at a disadvantage;
    salir perdiendo come off worst
    * * *
    perder {56} vt
    1) : to lose
    2) : to miss
    perdimos la oportunidad: we missed the opportunity
    3) : to waste (time)
    perder vi
    : to lose
    * * *
    perder vb
    1. (en general) to lose [pt. & pp. lost]
    2. (tren, avión, oportunidad, etc) to miss
    3. (tiempo) to waste
    4. (líquido, gas) to leak
    echar a perder algo to ruin something / to spoil something
    echarse a perder to go off / to go bad

    Spanish-English dictionary > perder

  • 10 perder contacto con la realidad

    (v.) = lose + touch with reality
    Ex. The field has lost touch with reality by failing to address advances in information technology and transnationalism.
    * * *
    (v.) = lose + touch with reality

    Ex: The field has lost touch with reality by failing to address advances in information technology and transnationalism.

    Spanish-English dictionary > perder contacto con la realidad

  • 11 pérdida

    adj.
    1 lost, strayed, misguided; profligate, dissolute.
    Gente perdida Vagrants, vagabonds
    2 idle (vago); down and out (pobre). (America)
    * * *
    1 (daño) loss
    no hay que lamentar pérdidas humanas fortunately, nobody has been killed
    4 (escape) leak
    \
    llorar la pérdida de alguien to mourn for somebody
    no tiene pérdida you can't miss it
    ser una pérdida de tiempo to be a waste of time
    * * *
    f., (m. - perdido)
    * * *
    perdido
    * * *
    a) ( mujer inmoral) loose woman
    b) (Chi, Méx) ( prostituta) streetwalker
    * * *
    = disappearance, loss, forfeiture, drawdown.
    Ex. If the disappearance of these latter two media are a problem, use dummies on the shelf and store the item at the circulation desk.
    Ex. Some attempts have been made to use video tape, but the results have been poor, with data losses and corruption.
    Ex. Penalties that can be imposed range from seizure and forfeiture of the articles and the means by which they were produced to fines or imprisonment.
    Ex. Commanders in Iraq have decided to begin the drawdown of U.S. forces in volatile Diyala province, marking a turning point in the U.S. military mission.
    ----
    * compresión sin pérdida = lossless compression.
    * funcionar con pérdidas = run + at a loss.
    * no ser una gran pérdida = be no great loss.
    * pérdida auditiva = hearing loss, loss of hearing.
    * pérdida de audición = loss of hearing, hearing loss.
    * pérdida de autoridad = disempowerment.
    * pérdida de calor = heat loss.
    * pérdida de categoría laboral = demotion.
    * pérdida de concentración = lapse of concentration.
    * pérdida de confianza = sapping of confidence.
    * pérdida de consistencia = strength loss.
    * pérdida de contacto con la realidad = loss of touch with reality.
    * pérdida de credibilidad = loss of face.
    * pérdida de datos = data loss.
    * pérdida de dinero = cash drain.
    * pérdida de importancia = demise, swing away from.
    * pérdida de la presión = depressurisation [depressurization, -USA].
    * pérdida de las técnicas profesionales = de-skilling.
    * pérdida del cabello = loss of hair.
    * pérdida del conocimiento = unconsciousness, fainting, fainting fit, loss of consciousness.
    * pérdida del sentido = fainting, fainting fit.
    * pérdida de masa ósea = bone loss.
    * pérdida de nitidez = fading.
    * pérdida de pelo = hair loss.
    * pérdida de persona querida = emotional loss.
    * pérdida de peso = weight loss.
    * pérdida de poder = disempowerment.
    * pérdida de puestos de trabajo = squeeze on jobs.
    * pérdida de sangre = bleed.
    * pérdida de tiempo = time wasting, wild goose chase, waste of time, time-consuming [time consuming], fool's errand.
    * pérdida de un tiempo precioso = waste of precious time.
    * pérdida de valor = devaluation, loss of value.
    * pérdida de vidas = loss of life, toll on life.
    * pérdida de vigencia = demise.
    * pérdida humana = human loss.
    * pérdida neta = net loss.
    * pérdida ósea = bone loss.
    * pérdidas = wastage, losings.
    * pérdida trágica = tragic loss.
    * reducir pérdidas = cut down + losses, cut + losses.
    * seguro por pérdida de un miembro del cuerpo = dismemberment insurance.
    * ser una pérdida de dinero = be money and effort down the drain, throw + Posesivo + money down the drain, be money down the drain.
    * ser una pérdida de tiempo = be idle, beat + a dead horse, fart + in the wind.
    * ser un pérdida de tiempo = flog + a dead horse.
    * sin pérdida = lossless.
    * sufrir pérdidas = make + a loss.
    * sufrir una pérdida = suffer + loss.
    * tener pérdidas = make + a loss.
    * trágica pérdida = tragic loss.
    * una gran pérdida = a great loss.
    * una pérdida constante de = a haemorrhage of.
    * * *
    a) ( mujer inmoral) loose woman
    b) (Chi, Méx) ( prostituta) streetwalker
    * * *
    = disappearance, loss, forfeiture, drawdown.

    Ex: If the disappearance of these latter two media are a problem, use dummies on the shelf and store the item at the circulation desk.

    Ex: Some attempts have been made to use video tape, but the results have been poor, with data losses and corruption.
    Ex: Penalties that can be imposed range from seizure and forfeiture of the articles and the means by which they were produced to fines or imprisonment.
    Ex: Commanders in Iraq have decided to begin the drawdown of U.S. forces in volatile Diyala province, marking a turning point in the U.S. military mission.
    * compresión sin pérdida = lossless compression.
    * funcionar con pérdidas = run + at a loss.
    * no ser una gran pérdida = be no great loss.
    * pérdida auditiva = hearing loss, loss of hearing.
    * pérdida de audición = loss of hearing, hearing loss.
    * pérdida de autoridad = disempowerment.
    * pérdida de calor = heat loss.
    * pérdida de categoría laboral = demotion.
    * pérdida de concentración = lapse of concentration.
    * pérdida de confianza = sapping of confidence.
    * pérdida de consistencia = strength loss.
    * pérdida de contacto con la realidad = loss of touch with reality.
    * pérdida de credibilidad = loss of face.
    * pérdida de datos = data loss.
    * pérdida de dinero = cash drain.
    * pérdida de importancia = demise, swing away from.
    * pérdida de la presión = depressurisation [depressurization, -USA].
    * pérdida de las técnicas profesionales = de-skilling.
    * pérdida del cabello = loss of hair.
    * pérdida del conocimiento = unconsciousness, fainting, fainting fit, loss of consciousness.
    * pérdida del sentido = fainting, fainting fit.
    * pérdida de masa ósea = bone loss.
    * pérdida de nitidez = fading.
    * pérdida de pelo = hair loss.
    * pérdida de persona querida = emotional loss.
    * pérdida de peso = weight loss.
    * pérdida de poder = disempowerment.
    * pérdida de puestos de trabajo = squeeze on jobs.
    * pérdida de sangre = bleed.
    * pérdida de tiempo = time wasting, wild goose chase, waste of time, time-consuming [time consuming], fool's errand.
    * pérdida de un tiempo precioso = waste of precious time.
    * pérdida de valor = devaluation, loss of value.
    * pérdida de vidas = loss of life, toll on life.
    * pérdida de vigencia = demise.
    * pérdida humana = human loss.
    * pérdida neta = net loss.
    * pérdida ósea = bone loss.
    * pérdidas = wastage, losings.
    * pérdida trágica = tragic loss.
    * reducir pérdidas = cut down + losses, cut + losses.
    * seguro por pérdida de un miembro del cuerpo = dismemberment insurance.
    * ser una pérdida de dinero = be money and effort down the drain, throw + Posesivo + money down the drain, be money down the drain.
    * ser una pérdida de tiempo = be idle, beat + a dead horse, fart + in the wind.
    * ser un pérdida de tiempo = flog + a dead horse.
    * sin pérdida = lossless.
    * sufrir pérdidas = make + a loss.
    * sufrir una pérdida = suffer + loss.
    * tener pérdidas = make + a loss.
    * trágica pérdida = tragic loss.
    * una gran pérdida = a great loss.
    * una pérdida constante de = a haemorrhage of.

    * * *
    1 (mujer inmoral) loose woman
    2 (Chi, Méx) (prostituta) streetwalker
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    perdida    
    pérdida
    pérdida sustantivo femenino

    pérdida de calor/energía heat/energy loss;

    tuvo una pérdida de conocimiento he lost consciousness, he passed out;
    no tiene pérdida (Esp) you can't miss it
    b) (Fin) loss;


    pérdidas materiales damage;
    pérdidas y ganancias profit and loss


    d) (escape de gas, agua) leak

    perdido,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 lost
    2 (desorientado) confused
    3 (perro, bala) stray
    II adv fam (totalmente, rematadamente) es tonto perdido, he's completely stupid
    III mf (libertino) degenerate, vicious
    ♦ Locuciones: ponerse perdido, to get dirty
    pérdida sustantivo femenino
    1 loss: su muerte supone una gran pérdida para nosotros, his death is a great loss for us
    2 (de tiempo, etc) waste
    3 (escape de agua, de gas) leak
    4 (daños materiales) (usu pl) damage: las pérdidas ascienden a varios millones, losses totalled several million
    ♦ Locuciones: no tiene pérdida, you can't miss it
    ' pérdida' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bala
    - derrumbarse
    - desfallecimiento
    - desgracia
    - desvarío
    - rehacerse
    - reparar
    - severidad
    - causa
    - ciudad
    - compensar
    - deshonra
    - desprestigio
    - lamentable
    - mareado
    - marear
    - mareo
    - sensación
    - sensible
    - sentir
    - valorar
    English:
    battle
    - blackout
    - bleeding
    - book
    - compensate
    - depressed
    - deprivation
    - dropout
    - effective
    - experience
    - generation
    - get back
    - good
    - grievous
    - lament
    - loss
    - lost
    - make up
    - make up for
    - outflow
    - sense
    - stall
    - temporary
    - time-wasting
    - unconsciousness
    - vacantly
    - waste
    - miss
    - shantytown
    * * *
    1. [extravío] loss;
    en caso de pérdida, entregar en … in the event of loss, deliver to…;
    Esp
    no tiene pérdida you can't miss it
    2. [de vista, audición, peso] loss
    pérdida del conocimiento loss of consciousness
    3. [de tiempo, dinero] waste
    4. [escape] leak
    5. [muerte] loss;
    nunca se recuperó de la pérdida de su mujer he never got over losing his wife
    pérdidas humanas loss of life
    6. [en baloncesto] turnover
    7.
    pérdidas [financieras] losses
    pérdidas y ganancias profit and loss
    8.
    pérdidas (materiales) [daños] damage;
    las inundaciones han causado grandes pérdidas the floods have caused extensive damage
    9.
    pérdidas [de sangre] haemorrhage
    * * *
    f
    1 loss;
    no tiene pérdida you can’t miss it;
    pérdida de tiempo waste of time
    2 en baloncesto turnover
    * * *
    1) : loss
    2)
    pérdida de tiempo : waste of time
    * * *
    1. (en general) loss [pl. losses]
    2. (de tiempo) waste
    3. (de líquido, gas) leak

    Spanish-English dictionary > pérdida

  • 12 pérdida de contacto con la realidad

    Ex. Otherwise, it would be impossible to reveal the real causes of their gradual loss of touch with reality.
    * * *

    Ex: Otherwise, it would be impossible to reveal the real causes of their gradual loss of touch with reality.

    Spanish-English dictionary > pérdida de contacto con la realidad

  • 13 realidad

    f.
    1 reality (mundo real).
    realidad virtual virtual reality
    2 truth.
    en realidad actually, in fact
    hacerse realidad to come true
    * * *
    1 reality
    \
    en realidad actually, in fact
    la realidad es que... the fact of the matter is that...
    * * *
    noun f.
    reality, fact
    * * *

    en realidad — in fact, actually

    la realidad es que... — the fact (of the matter) is that...

    * * *
    femenino reality

    la realidad paraguayathe reality of life o of the situation in Paraguay

    en realidad — in reality, actually

    * * *
    = reality, actuality.
    Ex. However, the reality is that these processes are often associated with the creation of input to a computer system.
    Ex. By comparing this informal communication network with the formal organization chart one can see how close the fit between actuality and theory is.
    ----
    * afrontar la realidad = face + reality, confront + reality.
    * alejarse de la realidad = stray from + reality.
    * apartarse de la realidad = stray from + reality.
    * basado en la realidad = reality-based.
    * convertirse en realidad = become + a reality.
    * cruda realidad = stark reality.
    * desde el punto de vista de la realidad = factually.
    * deseo + hacerse realidad = wish + come true.
    * despertar a la realidad = wake up to + reality, wake up to + the realities.
    * dura realidad = fact of life, harsh reality.
    * en contacto con la realidad = in touch with + reality.
    * enfrentarse a la realidad = confront + reality, face + (the) facts, face + reality.
    * enfrentarse a la realidad (de que) = face + (up to) the fact that, face + the truth (that).
    * en la realidad = in reality, in actual practice, in reality.
    * en realidad = actually, as a matter of fact, in fact, in truth, to all intents and purposes, in point of fact, in actuality, in a very real sense, in actual practice, in actual fact, for all intents and purposes, for that matter, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in all reality.
    * escapar de la realidad = escape + reality.
    * escape de la realidad = escape from reality.
    * evadir la realidad = escape + reality.
    * evadirse de la realidad = escape + reality.
    * evasión de la realidad = escape from reality.
    * hacer Algo realidad = make + Nombre + come true.
    * hacer frente a la realidad = confront + reality, face + (the) facts, face + (up to) the fact that, face + reality.
    * hacer frente a la realidad (de que) = face + the truth (that).
    * hacer que algo sea una realidad = realise + opportunity.
    * hacer realidad = fulfil [fulfill, -USA], realise [realize, -USA], make + good.
    * hacer realidad Algo = make + Nombre + a reality.
    * hacer realidad las posibilidades de Algo = unleash + Posesivo + potential.
    * hacer realidad una aspiración = make + vision + a reality, realise + vision, fulfil + vision.
    * hacer realidad una idea = follow through on/with + Posesivo + idea.
    * hacer realidad un deseo = fulfil + Posesivo + wish.
    * hacer realidad un sueño = realise + dream, fulfil + dream, make + vision + a reality, realise + vision, fulfil + vision, make + Posesivo + dream come true.
    * hacerse realidad = materialise [materialize, -USA], come to + full flower, become + a reality, happen, come + true.
    * huida de la realidad = escape from reality.
    * huir de la realidad = escape + reality.
    * la realidad es que = the fact remains that..., fact is, the fact is (that).
    * la triste realidad es que = the sad fact is (that).
    * nada + estar + más apartado de la realidad = nothing + can + be further from the truth.
    * nada + estar + más lejos de la realidad = nothing + can + be further from the truth.
    * nada puede estar más alejado de la realidad = nothing can be further from the truth.
    * nada puede estar más apartado de la realidad = nothing can be further from the truth.
    * parecido a la realidad = lifelike [life-like].
    * perder contacto con la realidad = lose + touch with reality.
    * pérdida de contacto con la realidad = loss of touch with reality.
    * plasmar una idea en la realidad = translate + idea into + reality.
    * profecía que se hace realidad = self-fulfilling prophecy.
    * propuesta + hacerse realidad = proposal + materialise.
    * pura realidad = stark reality.
    * realidad virtual = virtual reality.
    * realidad virtual en pantalla grande = big-screen reality.
    * separar la realidad de la ficción = distinguish + fact from fiction.
    * ser una realidad = be a fact of life, be a reality.
    * similar a la realidad = lifelike [life-like].
    * sórdida realidad = shabby reality.
    * sueño + hacerse realidad = dream + come true.
    * triste realidad = fact of life.
    * triste realidad, la = sad truth, the.
    * un sueño hecho realidad = a dream come true.
    * * *
    femenino reality

    la realidad paraguayathe reality of life o of the situation in Paraguay

    en realidad — in reality, actually

    * * *
    = reality, actuality.

    Ex: However, the reality is that these processes are often associated with the creation of input to a computer system.

    Ex: By comparing this informal communication network with the formal organization chart one can see how close the fit between actuality and theory is.
    * afrontar la realidad = face + reality, confront + reality.
    * alejarse de la realidad = stray from + reality.
    * apartarse de la realidad = stray from + reality.
    * basado en la realidad = reality-based.
    * convertirse en realidad = become + a reality.
    * cruda realidad = stark reality.
    * desde el punto de vista de la realidad = factually.
    * deseo + hacerse realidad = wish + come true.
    * despertar a la realidad = wake up to + reality, wake up to + the realities.
    * dura realidad = fact of life, harsh reality.
    * en contacto con la realidad = in touch with + reality.
    * enfrentarse a la realidad = confront + reality, face + (the) facts, face + reality.
    * enfrentarse a la realidad (de que) = face + (up to) the fact that, face + the truth (that).
    * en la realidad = in reality, in actual practice, in reality.
    * en realidad = actually, as a matter of fact, in fact, in truth, to all intents and purposes, in point of fact, in actuality, in a very real sense, in actual practice, in actual fact, for all intents and purposes, for that matter, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in all reality.
    * escapar de la realidad = escape + reality.
    * escape de la realidad = escape from reality.
    * evadir la realidad = escape + reality.
    * evadirse de la realidad = escape + reality.
    * evasión de la realidad = escape from reality.
    * hacer Algo realidad = make + Nombre + come true.
    * hacer frente a la realidad = confront + reality, face + (the) facts, face + (up to) the fact that, face + reality.
    * hacer frente a la realidad (de que) = face + the truth (that).
    * hacer que algo sea una realidad = realise + opportunity.
    * hacer realidad = fulfil [fulfill, -USA], realise [realize, -USA], make + good.
    * hacer realidad Algo = make + Nombre + a reality.
    * hacer realidad las posibilidades de Algo = unleash + Posesivo + potential.
    * hacer realidad una aspiración = make + vision + a reality, realise + vision, fulfil + vision.
    * hacer realidad una idea = follow through on/with + Posesivo + idea.
    * hacer realidad un deseo = fulfil + Posesivo + wish.
    * hacer realidad un sueño = realise + dream, fulfil + dream, make + vision + a reality, realise + vision, fulfil + vision, make + Posesivo + dream come true.
    * hacerse realidad = materialise [materialize, -USA], come to + full flower, become + a reality, happen, come + true.
    * huida de la realidad = escape from reality.
    * huir de la realidad = escape + reality.
    * la realidad es que = the fact remains that..., fact is, the fact is (that).
    * la triste realidad es que = the sad fact is (that).
    * nada + estar + más apartado de la realidad = nothing + can + be further from the truth.
    * nada + estar + más lejos de la realidad = nothing + can + be further from the truth.
    * nada puede estar más alejado de la realidad = nothing can be further from the truth.
    * nada puede estar más apartado de la realidad = nothing can be further from the truth.
    * parecido a la realidad = lifelike [life-like].
    * perder contacto con la realidad = lose + touch with reality.
    * pérdida de contacto con la realidad = loss of touch with reality.
    * plasmar una idea en la realidad = translate + idea into + reality.
    * profecía que se hace realidad = self-fulfilling prophecy.
    * propuesta + hacerse realidad = proposal + materialise.
    * pura realidad = stark reality.
    * realidad virtual = virtual reality.
    * realidad virtual en pantalla grande = big-screen reality.
    * separar la realidad de la ficción = distinguish + fact from fiction.
    * ser una realidad = be a fact of life, be a reality.
    * similar a la realidad = lifelike [life-like].
    * sórdida realidad = shabby reality.
    * sueño + hacerse realidad = dream + come true.
    * triste realidad = fact of life.
    * triste realidad, la = sad truth, the.
    * un sueño hecho realidad = a dream come true.

    * * *
    reality
    ésa es la dura realidad that is the harsh reality of the matter
    la realidad paraguaya the reality of life o of the situation in Paraguay
    tendrán que hacer frente a la realidad they will have to face up to reality
    en realidad in reality, actually
    * * *

     

    realidad sustantivo femenino
    reality;
    la realidad paraguaya the reality of life o of the situation in Paraguay;

    esa es la dura realidad those are the harsh facts;
    en realidad in reality, actually
    realidad sustantivo femenino
    1 reality
    realidad virtual, virtual reality
    2 (hecho cierto, circunstancia clave) fact, truth: la realidad es que tú no estabas allí, the fact is that you weren't there
    ♦ Locuciones: en realidad, in fact, actually

    ' realidad' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    coraza
    - cruda
    - crudo
    - deformar
    - desengañar
    - desengañarse
    - desvirtuar
    - distorsionar
    - realmente
    - relumbrón
    - aproximar
    - asidero
    - ciego
    - desfigurar
    - enfrentar
    - evadir
    - falsear
    - frente
    - hecho
    - responder
    - retratar
    - triste
    - vano
    English:
    actually
    - come
    - delicate
    - dream
    - effect
    - fact
    - materialize
    - matter
    - practice
    - practise
    - propose
    - reality
    - really
    - stark
    - take off
    - true
    - virtual
    - wake up
    - wish
    - achieve
    - actual
    - for
    - fulfill
    - realize
    - when
    * * *
    1. [mundo real] reality
    Informát realidad virtual virtual reality
    2. [situación] reality;
    la realidad social de hoy en día today's social reality
    3. [verdad] truth;
    la realidad es que me odia the fact is, she hates me;
    en realidad actually, in fact;
    parece tímido, cuando en realidad no lo es he seems shy, but actually he isn't;
    hacerse realidad to come true;
    aspira a convertir en realidad sus sueños she is hoping to make her dreams come true
    * * *
    f reality;
    en realidad in fact, in reality
    * * *
    1) : reality
    2)
    en realidad : in truth, actually
    * * *
    realidad n reality

    Spanish-English dictionary > realidad

  • 14 transnacionalismo

    m.
    transnationalism.
    * * *
    Ex. The field has lost touch with reality by failing to address advances in information technology and transnationalism.
    * * *

    Ex: The field has lost touch with reality by failing to address advances in information technology and transnationalism.

    Spanish-English dictionary > transnacionalismo

  • 15 Ministro de Educación, el

    = Education Secretary, the
    Ex. The Education Secretary says there are some secondary schools in England she 'would not touch with a barge pole'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Ministro de Educación, el

  • 16 afeminar

    v.
    1 to effeminate, to unman.
    2 to debilitate, to enervate, to melt into weakness.
    3 to feminize, to make effeminate, to womanize, to effeminate.
    * * *
    1 to make effeminate
    1 to become effeminate
    * * *
    = feminise [feminize, -USA].
    Ex. The author reports the case of 15 transsexuals regarding their devastating long-term outcomes after the injection of up to 8 liters of silicone or mineral oil to feminize their bodies.
    * * *
    = feminise [feminize, -USA].

    Ex: The author reports the case of 15 transsexuals regarding their devastating long-term outcomes after the injection of up to 8 liters of silicone or mineral oil to feminize their bodies.

    * * *
    afeminar [A1 ]
    vt
    to make... effeminate
    to become effeminate
    * * *
    vt
    to make effeminate
    * * *
    v/t soften, feminize;
    afeminar sus cualidades varoniles get in touch with one’s feminine side

    Spanish-English dictionary > afeminar

  • 17 antecedentes socioeconómicos

    Ex. He is thus in danger of losing touch with its traditional constituency (upward-mobile students) whose academic and socioeconomic backgrounds would have previously indicated nearly automatic attendance.
    * * *

    Ex: He is thus in danger of losing touch with its traditional constituency (upward-mobile students) whose academic and socioeconomic backgrounds would have previously indicated nearly automatic attendance.

    Spanish-English dictionary > antecedentes socioeconómicos

  • 18 anticuado

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

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

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

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

    Del verbo anticuarse: ( conjugate anticuarse)

    anticuado es:

    el participio

    anticuado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > anticuado

  • 19 atrasarse

    1 (tren etc) to be late
    2 (quedarse atrás) to fall behind
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=quedarse atrás) to stay back, remain behind; [tren etc] to be late; [reloj] to be slow
    2) LAm [proyecto etc] to suffer a setback; Cono Sur (=lastimarse) to hurt o.s. (de in)
    [mujer] to be pregnant
    * * *
    (v.) = run + late, be late (for)
    Ex. Unfortunately, no one has ever done a study on just how much we Indonesians lose by consistently running late and performing inefficiently.
    Ex. Dexter Rundle went on: 'As I said I'm late for an appointment and have to go, but tell Ms. Lachaise that I'll be in touch with her'.
    * * *
    (v.) = run + late, be late (for)

    Ex: Unfortunately, no one has ever done a study on just how much we Indonesians lose by consistently running late and performing inefficiently.

    Ex: Dexter Rundle went on: 'As I said I'm late for an appointment and have to go, but tell Ms. Lachaise that I'll be in touch with her'.

    * * *

    ■atrasarse verbo reflexivo
    1 (quedarse atrás) to remain o stay behind, lag behind
    2 (llegar tarde) to be late
    ' atrasarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atrasar
    English:
    arrears
    - fall
    - get
    - go
    - lose
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [en el tiempo] to be late;
    [frío, verano] to come o arrive late;
    este año se ha atrasado el verano summer has been late in coming this year
    2. [quedarse atrás] to fall behind;
    se están atrasando en los pagos they are falling behind with their payments
    3. [reloj] to lose time;
    mi reloj se atrasa cinco minutos al día my watch loses five minutes a day
    4. [llegar tarde] to be delayed;
    su vuelo se atrasó her flight was delayed;
    se atrasaron media hora they were delayed by half an hour;
    nos atrasamos hablando con mi tía we got held up talking to my aunt
    5. Andes [no crecer] to be stunted
    * * *
    v/r fall behind
    * * *
    vr
    : to fall behind
    * * *
    1. (llegar tarde) to be late
    2. (quedarse atrás) to fall behind [pt. fell; pp. fallen]

    Spanish-English dictionary > atrasarse

  • 20 cita1

    1 = appointment, engagement, rendezvous.
    Ex. Dexter Rundle went on: 'As I said I'm late for an appointment and have to go, but tell Ms. Lachaise that I'll be in touch with her'.
    Ex. The library services person will then give you the author's address, if he does accept engagements, or, often, make a preliminary inquiry for you.
    Ex. She decided to have a cup of coffee in the library's cafeteria before her rendezvous with Edmonds.
    ----
    * concertar una cita = make + appointment.
    * lugar de cita = meeting ground.
    * reservar cita = book + time.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cita1

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  • out of touch — adjective a) no longer maintaining contact or communications I had been out of touch with my old friend for a long time when she called. b) no longer conversant with facts; not aware or realistic Did his answer strike you as out of touch with r …   Wiktionary

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  • out to lunch — phrasal slang : out of touch with reality * * * out to lunch (informal; orig US) Slightly crazy, in a world of his or her own • • • Main Entry: ↑lunch out to lunch see under ↑lunch • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • out to lunch — phrasal slang out of touch with reality …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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