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passing maneuver

  • 1 adelantamiento

    m.
    1 overtaking.
    2 advancement, furtherance.
    3 rescheduling to a sooner date.
    4 lookahead.
    * * *
    1 overtaking
    \
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Aut) overtaking, passing ( esp EEUU)
    2) (=en el tiempo)
    3) (=progreso) progress
    * * *
    masculino passing maneuver (AmE), overtaking manoeuvre (BrE)
    * * *
    Ex. But the medians have shrunk the width of the roads, leading to dangerous overtakings.
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    * carril de adelantamiento = fast track, fast lane.
    * * *
    masculino passing maneuver (AmE), overtaking manoeuvre (BrE)
    * * *

    Ex: But the medians have shrunk the width of the roads, leading to dangerous overtakings.

    * carril de adelantamiento = fast track, fast lane.

    * * *
    passing maneuver ( AmE), overtaking manoeuvre ( BrE)
    muchos accidentes son causados por adelantamientos antirreglamentarios many accidents are caused by illegal passing maneuvers o overtaking manoeuvres o by drivers passing o overtaking illegally
    * * *

    adelantamiento sustantivo masculino
    passing maneuver (AmE), overtaking manoeuvre (BrE)
    adelantamiento m Auto overtaking
    hacer un adelantamiento, to overtake
    ' adelantamiento' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    carril
    English:
    passing lane
    * * *
    1. [en carretera] overtaking;
    los adelantamientos en curva están prohibidos overtaking on bends is prohibited;
    un adelantamiento imprudente a reckless overtaking manoeuvre
    2. [de fecha] bringing forward;
    el adelantamiento de la entrada en vigor del euro the bringing forward of the date on which the euro comes into force
    * * *
    m AUTO passing maneuver, Br
    overtaking manoeuvre
    * * *
    1) : advancement
    2) : speeding up

    Spanish-English dictionary > adelantamiento

  • 2 adelantamiento antirreglamentario

    • illegal overtaking manoeuvre
    • illegal passing maneuver

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > adelantamiento antirreglamentario

  • 3 aprobado

    • allowed
    • approved
    • pass by without stopping
    • pass down
    • pass judgment
    • pass mark
    • pass muster
    • passcode
    • passed ball
    • passing effect
    • passing grade
    • passing maneuver
    • permeation
    • permissible according to conscience
    • permit oneself to
    • permittee

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > aprobado

  • 4 falso adelantamiento

    • illegal overtaking manoeuvre
    • illegal passing maneuver

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > falso adelantamiento

  • 5 transferencia de propiedad

    • passing maneuver
    • passing of time
    • transfer of personal property
    • transfer of real property

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > transferencia de propiedad

  • 6 adelantamiento antirreglamentario

    m.
    illegal passing maneuver, illegal overtaking manoeuvre.

    Spanish-English dictionary > adelantamiento antirreglamentario

  • 7 falso adelantamiento

    m.
    illegal passing maneuver, illegal overtaking manoeuvre.

    Spanish-English dictionary > falso adelantamiento

  • 8 passing shot

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > passing shot

  • 9 passing [pasing]

    m
    Am sport. předání (ve hře)
    Am sport. přihrání (ve hře)

    Diccionario español-checo > passing [pasing]

  • 10 suerte

    f.
    1 luck (fortuna).
    estar de suerte to be in luck
    por suerte luckily
    probar suerte to try one's luck
    ¡qué suerte! that was lucky!
    ¡qué suerte que traje el paraguas! how lucky that I brought my umbrella!
    tener mala suerte to be unlucky
    tener la suerte de espaldas to be having a run of bad luck
    2 chance.
    tocar o caer en suerte a alguien to fall to somebody's lot
    la suerte está echada the die is cast
    3 fate (destino).
    tentar a la suerte to tempt fate
    4 good luck, stroke of luck, piece of luck.
    5 lot.
    6 trick, stunt.
    7 sort.
    Una extraña suerte de plantas A strange sort of plants.
    * * *
    1 (fortuna) luck, fortune
    2 (azar) chance
    3 (destino) destiny, fate
    4 (estado, condición) lot, situation
    5 formal (tipo) sort, kind, type
    6 (en tauromaquia) manoeuvre (US maneuver) in a bullfight
    \
    ¡buena suerte! / ¡suerte! good luck!
    de otra suerte otherwise
    estar de suerte / estar de mala suerte to be in luck / be out of luck
    la suerte está echada the die is cast
    por suerte fortunately
    probar suerte to try one's luck
    ¡que tengas suerte! good luck!
    tener suerte to be lucky
    tener una suerte loca familiar to have the luck of the devil
    tentar la suerte figurado to tempt fate
    traer (buena) suerte / traer mala suerte to be lucky, bring good luck / be unlucky, bring bad luck
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) luck, fortune, chance
    2) fate, lot
    3) kind, sort
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=fortuna) luck

    ¡suerte!, ¡buena suerte! — good luck!

    dar suerte — to bring good luck

    día de suerte — lucky day

    mala suerte — bad luck

    ¡siempre tengo tan mala suerte con los hombres! — I'm always so unlucky with men!, I always have such bad luck with men!

    ¡qué mala suerte! — how unlucky!, what bad luck!

    por suerte — luckily, fortunately

    probar suerte — to try one's luck

    tener suerte — to be lucky

    ¡que tengas suerte! — good luck!, the best of luck!

    tuvo la suerte de que el autobús saliera con retraso — he was lucky that the bus left late, luckily for him his bus left late

    tentar a la suerte — to try one's luck

    traer suerte — to be lucky, bring good luck

    trae mala suerte — it's bad luck, it's unlucky

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    2) (=destino) fate

    quiso la suerte que pasara por allí un médicoas luck o fate would have it a doctor was passing by

    correr la misma suerte que algn — to suffer the same fate as sb

    mejorar la suerte de algn — to improve sb's lot

    tentar a la suerte — to tempt fate

    3) (=azar) chance

    lo echaron a suertes[con cerillas, papeletas] they drew lots; [con moneda] they tossed (a coin)

    caerle o tocarle en suerte a algn —

    al equipo español le tocó en suerte enfrentarse a Turquía — as chance had it, the Spanish team were drawn to play against Turkey

    ¡vaya marido que me ha tocado en suerte! — what a husband I ended up with!

    4) (=clase) sort, kind
    5) frm (=modo)

    de esta suerte — in this way

    de suerte quein such a way that

    6) (Taur) stage of the bullfight

    suerte de banderillasthe second stage of a bullfight, in which the "banderillas" are stuck into the bull's back

    suerte de capastage of a bullfight where passes are made with the cape

    suerte de varasopening stage of a bullfight where the bull is weakened with the picador's lance

    suerte supremafinal stage of a bullfight

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( azar) chance

    me cayó or tocó en suerte — it fell to my lot (frml o hum)

    echar algo a suertes — ( con monedas) to toss for something; ( con pajitas) to draw straws for something

    la suerte está echada — (fr hecha) the die is cast

    b) ( fortuna) luck

    buena/mala suerte — good/bad luck

    tiene la suerte de vivir en una casa grandeshe is lucky o fortunate enough to live in a big house

    número/hombre de suerte — lucky number/man

    por suerte no estaba solaluckily o fortunately I wasn't alone

    traer or dar mala suerte — to bring bad luck

    c) ( destino) fate

    tentar a la suerteto tempt fate o providence

    2) (tipo, clase) sort, kind

    vino toda suerte de genteall sorts o kinds of people came

    de (tal) suerte que — (frml) so that

    * * *
    = fate, fortune, lot, luck, sort, good fortune, fluke, stroke of luck.
    Ex. The future importance of pre-coordinate indexing depends upon the fate of printed indexes.
    Ex. These institutions have become so intertwined that the fortunes of one are inextricably linked to the fortunes of the other -- for good or for ill.
    Ex. This article reports on the 9th weekend school organised by the Branch and Mobile Libraries Group of the Library Association the theme of which was 'Improving your lot'.
    Ex. In such conditions it is a matter of pure luck if the reader hits the bull's eye at the first shot.
    Ex. Italic founts, which lacked small capitals, generally had about the same total number of sorts as roman.
    Ex. There is an element of good fortune involved in being in the right place at the right time and it is essential to take the best advantage of whatever opportunities arise.
    Ex. This correlation between Blacks and low socio-economic status Whites is neither an artifact of methodology nor a sampling fluke.
    Ex. And in his still beating heart, he knew that his recovery was a miracle: a gift from God, a stroke of luck.
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    * acabarse la (buena) suerte = run out of + luck, luck + run out.
    * amuleto de la suerte = good luck charm.
    * buena suerte = good luck!, good luck.
    * ¡buena suerte! = break a leg!.
    * dejar Algo a la suerte = leave + Nombre + to chance.
    * dejar a + Posesivo + suerte = strand.
    * desear a Algo o Alguien toda la suerte del mundo = wish + Nombre + every success.
    * desear mucha suerte a Alguien = wish + Nombre + the (very) best of luck.
    * desear suerte = cross + Posesivo + fingers.
    * desear suerte a Alguien = wish + Nombre + luck.
    * de suerte = by a fluke, by a stroke of (good) luck, by chance, by luck.
    * echar a suerte = draw + lots.
    * echar suertes = draw + lots.
    * encontrar suerte = be in for a good thing, come in for + a good thing, be into a good thing.
    * estar de suerte = be in luck.
    * galleta de la suerte = fortune cookie.
    * golpe de mala suerte = stroke of misfortune.
    * golpe de suerte = stroke of luck.
    * la suerte + cambiar = the tide + turn.
    * la suerte estaba echada = the die was cast, the die had been cast.
    * mala suerte = misfortune, mischance, bad luck, tough luck, losing streak.
    * mejorar la suerte = improve + the lot.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + suerte = improve + Posesivo + lot.
    * mucha suerte = best of luck.
    * no estar de suerte = be out of luck.
    * no tener suerte = be out of luck.
    * pero no hubo suerte = but no dice.
    * pero sin suerte = but no dice.
    * persona que le desea suerte a otra = well-wisher.
    * por la mala suerte = by ill luck, by bad luck, by ill fate.
    * por mala suerte = by ill luck, by bad luck, by a stroke of bad luck, by ill fate.
    * por si + tener + suerte = on spec.
    * por suerte = luckily, fortunately, happily.
    * por suerte o por desgracia = for better or (for) worse, by luck or misfortune.
    * probar suerte = have + a go, give + it a shot, give + Nombre + a try, have + a stab at, take + a stab at, make + a stab at, take + Posesivo + chances, try + Posesivo + luck, give + it a whirl, give + it a try, take + the dip, take + a long shot.
    * quedarse sin suerte = run out of + luck, luck + run out.
    * ¡Qué suerte! = What luck!.
    * racha de buena suerte = winning streak.
    * racha de mala suerte = losing streak.
    * sin suerte = but no dice.
    * ¡suerte! = break a leg!.
    * suerte del principiante, la = beginner's luck.
    * la suerte está echada = the die is cast.
    * tener suerte = be lucky, count + Posesivo + blessings, get + lucky, strike + gold, hit + the jackpot, strike + lucky, be in for a good thing, come in for + a good thing, be into a good thing, be in luck.
    * tentar la suerte = dance with + the devil, take + Posesivo + chances.
    * terminarse la (buena) suerte = run out of + luck, luck + run out.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( azar) chance

    me cayó or tocó en suerte — it fell to my lot (frml o hum)

    echar algo a suertes — ( con monedas) to toss for something; ( con pajitas) to draw straws for something

    la suerte está echada — (fr hecha) the die is cast

    b) ( fortuna) luck

    buena/mala suerte — good/bad luck

    tiene la suerte de vivir en una casa grandeshe is lucky o fortunate enough to live in a big house

    número/hombre de suerte — lucky number/man

    por suerte no estaba solaluckily o fortunately I wasn't alone

    traer or dar mala suerte — to bring bad luck

    c) ( destino) fate

    tentar a la suerteto tempt fate o providence

    2) (tipo, clase) sort, kind

    vino toda suerte de genteall sorts o kinds of people came

    de (tal) suerte que — (frml) so that

    * * *
    = fate, fortune, lot, luck, sort, good fortune, fluke, stroke of luck.

    Ex: The future importance of pre-coordinate indexing depends upon the fate of printed indexes.

    Ex: These institutions have become so intertwined that the fortunes of one are inextricably linked to the fortunes of the other -- for good or for ill.
    Ex: This article reports on the 9th weekend school organised by the Branch and Mobile Libraries Group of the Library Association the theme of which was 'Improving your lot'.
    Ex: In such conditions it is a matter of pure luck if the reader hits the bull's eye at the first shot.
    Ex: Italic founts, which lacked small capitals, generally had about the same total number of sorts as roman.
    Ex: There is an element of good fortune involved in being in the right place at the right time and it is essential to take the best advantage of whatever opportunities arise.
    Ex: This correlation between Blacks and low socio-economic status Whites is neither an artifact of methodology nor a sampling fluke.
    Ex: And in his still beating heart, he knew that his recovery was a miracle: a gift from God, a stroke of luck.
    * acabarse la (buena) suerte = run out of + luck, luck + run out.
    * amuleto de la suerte = good luck charm.
    * buena suerte = good luck!, good luck.
    * ¡buena suerte! = break a leg!.
    * dejar Algo a la suerte = leave + Nombre + to chance.
    * dejar a + Posesivo + suerte = strand.
    * desear a Algo o Alguien toda la suerte del mundo = wish + Nombre + every success.
    * desear mucha suerte a Alguien = wish + Nombre + the (very) best of luck.
    * desear suerte = cross + Posesivo + fingers.
    * desear suerte a Alguien = wish + Nombre + luck.
    * de suerte = by a fluke, by a stroke of (good) luck, by chance, by luck.
    * echar a suerte = draw + lots.
    * echar suertes = draw + lots.
    * encontrar suerte = be in for a good thing, come in for + a good thing, be into a good thing.
    * estar de suerte = be in luck.
    * galleta de la suerte = fortune cookie.
    * golpe de mala suerte = stroke of misfortune.
    * golpe de suerte = stroke of luck.
    * la suerte + cambiar = the tide + turn.
    * la suerte estaba echada = the die was cast, the die had been cast.
    * mala suerte = misfortune, mischance, bad luck, tough luck, losing streak.
    * mejorar la suerte = improve + the lot.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + suerte = improve + Posesivo + lot.
    * mucha suerte = best of luck.
    * nadie esta contento con su suerte = the grass is (always) greener on the other side (of the fence).
    * no estar de suerte = be out of luck.
    * no tener suerte = be out of luck.
    * pero no hubo suerte = but no dice.
    * pero sin suerte = but no dice.
    * persona que le desea suerte a otra = well-wisher.
    * por la mala suerte = by ill luck, by bad luck, by ill fate.
    * por mala suerte = by ill luck, by bad luck, by a stroke of bad luck, by ill fate.
    * por si + tener + suerte = on spec.
    * por suerte = luckily, fortunately, happily.
    * por suerte o por desgracia = for better or (for) worse, by luck or misfortune.
    * probar suerte = have + a go, give + it a shot, give + Nombre + a try, have + a stab at, take + a stab at, make + a stab at, take + Posesivo + chances, try + Posesivo + luck, give + it a whirl, give + it a try, take + the dip, take + a long shot.
    * quedarse sin suerte = run out of + luck, luck + run out.
    * ¡Qué suerte! = What luck!.
    * racha de buena suerte = winning streak.
    * racha de mala suerte = losing streak.
    * sin suerte = but no dice.
    * ¡suerte! = break a leg!.
    * suerte del principiante, la = beginner's luck.
    * la suerte está echada = the die is cast.
    * tener suerte = be lucky, count + Posesivo + blessings, get + lucky, strike + gold, hit + the jackpot, strike + lucky, be in for a good thing, come in for + a good thing, be into a good thing, be in luck.
    * tentar la suerte = dance with + the devil, take + Posesivo + chances.
    * terminarse la (buena) suerte = run out of + luck, luck + run out.

    * * *
    A
    1 (azar) chance
    lo deja todo en manos de la suerte he leaves everything to chance
    me cayó or tocó en suerte it fell to my lot ( frmlor hum)
    echar algo a suertes or ( AmL) a la suerte (con una moneda) to toss for sth; (con pajitas) to draw straws for sth
    echar a suertes or ( AmL) echar a la suerte to toss a coin
    la suerte está echada ( fr hecha); the die is cast
    2 (fortuna) luck
    buena/mala suerte good/bad luck
    ha sido una suerte que vinieras it was lucky you came
    ¡qué suerte tienes! you're so lucky!
    tiene la suerte de vivir en una casa grande she is lucky o fortunate enough to live in a big house
    estamos de suerte we're in luck
    número/hombre de suerte lucky number/man
    tienes una suerte loca you're incredibly lucky
    por suerte no estaba sola luckily o fortunately I wasn't alone
    con suerte termino hoy with a bit of luck I'll finish today
    buena suerte, que te salga todo bien good luck, I hope it all works out well for you
    probar suerte to try one's luck
    suerte, valor y al toro the very best of luck to you
    traer or dar mala suerte to bring bad luck
    trae mala suerte pasar por debajo de una escalera it's bad luck to walk under ladders
    3 (destino) fate
    no desafíes a la suerte don't tempt fate o providence
    quiso la suerte que nos volviéramos a encontrar en París as fate would have it we met up again in Paris
    B (tipo, clase) sort, kind
    vino toda suerte de gente all sorts o kinds of people came
    Compuestos:
    second phase of a bullfight during which the banderillas are stuck in the bull's neck
    suerte de varas or picas
    first phase of a bullfight during which the picador weakens the bull with his lance
    * * *

     

    suerte sustantivo femenino
    a) ( fortuna) luck;

    buena/mala suerte good/bad luck;

    ha sido una suerte que vinieras it was lucky you came;
    ¡qué mala suerte! how unlucky!;
    ¡qué suerte tienes! you're so lucky!;
    no tengo suerte I'm not a lucky person;
    hombre de suerte lucky man;
    por suerte no estaba sola luckily o fortunately I wasn't alone;
    ¡(que tengas) buena suerte! good luck!;
    probar suerte to try one's luck;
    traer or dar mala suerte to bring bad luck
    b) ( azar) chance;



    ( con pajitas) to draw straws for sth

    suerte sustantivo femenino
    1 (fortuna) luck: es un hombre de suerte, he's a lucky man
    tuviste mala suerte, you were unlucky
    por suerte, fortunately o luckily
    2 (casualidad, azar) chance: depende de la suerte, it depends on chance
    3 (sino, destino) fate, destiny: nadie sabe cuál será su suerte, nobody knows what's going to come of her
    4 frml (tipo, género, clase, especie) sort, type: es una suerte de, it's a kind of
    5 Taur (lance de la lidia) el torero inició la suerte de matar, the bull-fighter got ready to kill the bull
    ♦ Locuciones: la suerte está echada, the die is cast
    echar a suertes, to draw lots
    probar suerte, to try one's luck
    tentar (a) la suerte, to tempt fate
    ' suerte' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abandonar
    - afortunada
    - afortunado
    - azar
    - batatazo
    - camelarse
    - cara
    - desafortunada
    - desafortunado
    - desear
    - desgracia
    - desgraciada
    - desgraciado
    - felizmente
    - fortuna
    - golpe
    - increíble
    - informal
    - negra
    - negro
    - pata
    - perseguir
    - qué
    - salar
    - salada
    - salado
    - sombra
    - traer
    - ventura
    - augurio
    - buenaventura
    - dicha
    - leche
    - loco
    - malo
    - perro
    - racha
    - todo
    English:
    bad
    - be
    - beginner
    - break
    - bugger
    - chance
    - devil
    - die
    - fortunate
    - fortune
    - fortune cookie
    - happily
    - hard luck
    - hopefully
    - horseshoe
    - least
    - lot
    - luck
    - luckily
    - lucky
    - mercy
    - number
    - push
    - run
    - science
    - sheer
    - sink
    - some
    - somebody
    - stack
    - streak
    - stroke
    - tempt
    - tough
    - try
    - unfortunate
    - unlucky
    - wish
    - best
    - fate
    - finger
    - grass
    - hard
    - hold
    - jinx
    - jolly
    - manner
    - sorry
    - strand
    - that
    * * *
    suerte nf
    1. [azar] chance;
    echar o [m5] tirar algo Esp [m5] a suertes o Am [m5] a la suerte to draw lots for sth;
    la suerte está echada the die is cast
    2. [fortuna] luck;
    te deseo buena suerte I wish you good luck;
    es una suerte que estés aquí it's lucky you're here;
    estar de suerte to be in luck;
    ¡qué suerte! that was lucky!;
    ¡qué suerte tuviste! you were so lucky!;
    ¡qué suerte que traje el paraguas! how lucky that I brought my umbrella!;
    por suerte luckily;
    probar suerte to try one's luck;
    tener (buena) suerte to be lucky;
    tiene la suerte de vivir cerca de la playa he's lucky enough to live near the beach;
    tener mala suerte to be unlucky;
    tuve muy mala suerte con las preguntas que me tocaron I was very unlucky with the questions that came up;
    tener la suerte de espaldas to be having a run of bad luck;
    tentar a la suerte to tempt fate;
    tocar o [m5] caer en suerte a alguien to fall to sb's lot;
    me ha tocado o [m5] caído en suerte ser el primero fate decreed that I should be the first one
    la suerte del principiante beginner's luck
    3. [destino] fate;
    abandonaron el barco a su suerte they abandoned the boat to its fate
    4. [clase]
    toda suerte de all manner of;
    conocí a toda suerte de personas I met all sorts of people;
    ser una suerte de… to be a kind o sort of…
    5. [manera] manner, fashion;
    de suerte que in such a way that
    6. Taurom = any of the three stages (“tercios”) of a bullfight
    7. Perú [billete de lotería] lottery ticket
    * * *
    f
    1 luck;
    ¡suerte! good luck!;
    buena suerte good luck;
    mala suerte bad luck;
    tener una suerte loca be o get incredibly lucky;
    probar suerte try one’s luck;
    por suerte luckily
    2 ( azar)
    :
    caer o
    echar a suertes toss for, draw lots for;
    la suerte está echada the die is cast
    3 ( destino)
    :
    dejar a alguien a su suerte leave s.o. to their fate
    4
    :
    toda suerte de all kinds of;
    de suerte que so that
    * * *
    suerte nf
    1) fortuna: luck, fortune
    tener suerte: to be lucky
    por suerte: luckily
    2) destino: fate, destiny, lot
    3) clase, género: sort, kind
    toda suerte de cosas: all kinds of things
    * * *
    1. (fortuna) luck
    ¡suerte para tu examen! good luck with your exam!
    ¡qué suerte! how lucky!
    2. (destino) destiny / fate
    dar suerte / traer suerte to bring (good) luck

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  • 11 Nombre + que me rodea

    = Nombre + round me
    Ex. The world round me may have grown dimmer with the passing of the years, but not the world reflected in the magic mirror of literature.
    * * *
    = Nombre + round me

    Ex: The world round me may have grown dimmer with the passing of the years, but not the world reflected in the magic mirror of literature.

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  • 12 S.O.S.

    m.
    SOS.
    * * *
    = S.O.S..
    Ex. He prayed that passing ships had heard their S.O.S. and could find them in the fog.
    * * *
    = S.O.S..

    Ex: He prayed that passing ships had heard their S.O.S. and could find them in the fog.

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  • 13 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
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    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
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    A
    1 ( amperio) ampere, amp; (símbolo) A
    * * *
    prep.
    1) to
    2) into
    3) in
    4) at
    5) on
    6) with
    * * *
    SF = a (=letra) A, a
    * * *
    a femenino (pl aes) ( read as [a]) the letter A, a
    * * *
    = for, per, to.
    Ex. The fine policy matrix corresponds to the loan policy matrix, cell for cell.
    Ex. Indexing can thus be achieved at a detailed level, with often many terms per document, with almost no indexing effort.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la mano de = available at the fingertips of.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
    * a últ

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    a
    La preposición a suele emplearse precedida de ciertos verbos como empezar, ir, oler, sonar etc, en cuyo caso ver bajo el respectivo verbo.
    No se traduce cuando introduce el complemento directo de persona (ser humano, pronombres personales que lo representan como quien, alguien, etc) o un nombre con un objeto o animal personalizado: amo a mi patria = I love my country, pasear al perro = to walk the dog.
    En los casos en que precede al artículo definido el para formar la contracción al, ver bajo la siguiente entrada, donde también se encontrarán otros ejemplos y usos de a.
    A (en relaciones de espacio, lugar)
    voy a México/a la fiesta I'm going to Mexico/to the party
    voy a casa I'm going home
    dobla a la derecha turn right
    se cayó al río she fell into the river
    estaban sentados a la mesa they were sitting at the table
    a orillas del Ebro on the banks of the Ebro
    se sentó al sol he sat in the sun
    se sentó a mi derecha he sat down to the right of me o on my right
    a la vuelta de la esquina around the corner
    queda al norte de Toledo it's (to the) north of Toledo
    3
    (indicando distancia): está a diez kilómetros de aquí it's ten kilometers from here, it's ten kilometers away
    está a unos 20 minutos de aquí it takes o it's about 20 minutes from here, it's a 20 minute drive ( o walk etc) from here
    1 (señalando hora, momento, fecha) at
    abren a las ocho they open at eight o'clock
    ¿a qué hora vengo? what time shall I come?
    a eso de las dos at around o about two o'clock
    a mediados de abril in mid-April
    hoy estamos a 20 it's the 20th today
    al día siguiente the next o following day
    empezó a hablar a los diez meses he started talking when he was ten months old o at ten months
    llegó a la mañana/noche ( RPl); he arrived in the morning/at night
    2 al + INF:
    se cayó al bajar del autobús she fell as she was getting off the bus
    al verlo me di cuenta de que ya no lo quería when I saw him o on seeing him, I realized that I no longer loved him
    al salir de la estación torcí a la izquierda I turned left out of the station
    3
    (indicando distancia en el tiempo): a escasos minutos de su llegada (después) just a few minutes after she arrived; (antes) just a few minutes before she arrived
    trabajan de lunes a viernes/de una a cinco they work (from) Monday to Friday/from one to five
    a los diez minutos del primer tiempo ten minutes into the first half o after ten minutes of the first half
    estaré en París de martes a jueves I'll be in Paris from Tuesday until Thursday, I'll be in Paris Tuesday through Thursday ( AmE)
    C
    (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia): tres veces al día/a la semana three times a day/a week
    sale a 2.000 euros por cabeza it works out at 2,000 euros per person
    iban a 100 kilómetros por hora they were going (at) 100 kilometers per hour
    nos ganaron cinco a tres they beat us by five points to three, they beat us five three o ( AmE) five to three
    D
    (indicando modo, estilo): fuimos a pie/a caballo we walked/rode, we went on foot/on horseback
    pollo al horno/a la brasa roast/barbecued chicken
    un peinado a lo Rodolfo Valentino a Rudolph Valentino hairstyle
    a crédito on credit
    ilustraciones a todo color full-color illustrations
    una tela a rayas a piece of striped material
    1
    (introduciendo el complemento directo de persona): ¿viste a José? did you see José?
    la policía está buscando al asesino the police are looking for the murderer
    no he leído a Freud I haven't read (any) Freud
    busca una secretaria bilingüe he's looking for a bilingual secretary
    ]
    2
    (introduciendo el complemento indirecto): le escribió una carta a su padre he wrote a letter to his father, he wrote his father a letter
    dáselo/dáselos a ella give it/them to her
    les enseña inglés a mis hijos she teaches my children English
    suave al tacto soft to the touch
    agradable al oído pleasing to the ear
    3
    (indicando procedencia): se lo compré a una gitana I bought it from o ( colloq) off a gipsy
    F
    enséñale a nadar teach him to swim
    fue a preguntar he went to ask
    a que + SUBJ:
    los instó a que participaran he urged them to take part
    voy a ir a que me hagan un chequeo I'm going to go and have a checkup
    2 ( fam)
    (para): ¿a qué tanta ceremonia? what's all the fuss for?
    ¿a qué le fuiste a decir eso? what did you go and tell him that for?
    3
    a por ( Esp fam): bajo a por pan I'm going down to get some bread o for some bread ( colloq)
    ¿quién va a ir a por los niños? who's going to fetch o get the children?
    ¡a por ello! go for it!
    los puntos a tratar en la reunión de mañana the points to be discussed at tomorrow's meeting
    es una idea a tener en cuenta it's an idea to bear in mind o that should be borne in mind
    total a pagar total payable
    horario a convenir hours to be arranged
    H
    1
    (en órdenes): ¡a la cama, niños! off to bed, children!
    ¡a callar! shut up! ( colloq)
    vamos ¡a trabajar! come on, let's get some work done!
    a decir verdad to tell you the truth
    a juzgar por lo que tú dices judging from what you say
    3 ( fam)
    (en cuanto a): a tozudo no hay quien le gane when it comes to being stubborn there's nobody like him
    4
    (indicando causa): a petición del interesado ( frml); at the request of the interested party
    al + INF:
    al no saber idiomas está en desventaja as he doesn't speak any languages he is at a disadvantage, he's at a disadvantage not speaking any languages
    5
    (expresando desafío): ¿a que no sabes qué nota me puso? you'll never guess what mark she gave me!
    tú no te atreverías — ¿a que sí? you wouldn't dare — do you want to o a bet? ( colloq)
    ¡a que no puedes! bet you can't! ( colloq)
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    A    
    a
    A,
    a sustantivo femenino (pl aes) (read as /a/) the letter A, a

    a preposición Nota:
    La preposición a suele emplearse precedida de ciertos verbos como empezar, ir, oler, sonar etc, en cuyo caso ver bajo el respectivo verbo.No se traduce cuando introduce el complemento directo de persona (ser humano, pronombres personales que lo representan, como quien, alguien, algún etc) o un nombre con un objeto o animal personalizado: amo a mi patria = I love my country, paseo a mi perro = I walk my dog.En los casos en que precede al artículo definido el para formar la contracción al, ver bajo la siguiente entrada, donde también se encontrarán otros ejemplos y usos de a.
    1

    voy a México/la tienda I'm going to Mexico/to the shop;

    voy a casa I'm going home;
    se cayó al río she fell into the river


    a orillas del Ebro on the banks of the Ebro;
    se sentó al sol he sat in the sun;
    se sentó a mi derecha he sat down on my right


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


    a la hora de comer at lunch time;
    ¿a qué hora vengo? what time shall I come?;
    a mediados de abril in mid-April;
    al día siguiente the next o following day

    hoy estamos a lunes/a 20 today is Monday/it's the 20th today

    c) al + inf:


    al enterarse de la noticia when he learnt o on learning the news



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

    sale a 100 euros cada uno it works out at 100 euros each;
    a 100 kilómetros por hora (at) 100 kilometers per hour;
    nos ganaron cinco a tres they beat us five three o (AmE) five to three
    4 (indicando modo, medio, estilo):
    a pie/a caballo on foot/on horseback;

    a crédito on credit;
    funciona a pilas it runs on batteries;
    a mano by hand;
    a rayas striped;
    vestirse a lo punk to wear punk clothes
    5

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

    no he leído a Freud I haven't read (any) Freud


    dáselo a ella give it to her;
    les enseña inglés a mis hijos she teaches my children English;
    le echó (la) llave a la puerta she locked the door

    se lo compré a una gitana I bought it from o (colloq) off a gipsy

    A, a f (letra) A
    'A' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    a. C.
    - a.m.
    - abajeña
    - abajeño
    - abanderada
    - abanderado
    - abandonar
    - abandonada
    - abandonado
    - abanico
    - abarquillada
    - abarquillado
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abasto
    - abatida
    - abatido
    - abatirse
    - abdicar
    - aberración
    - abertura
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abigarrada
    - abigarrado
    - abigarrar
    - ablandar
    - ablusada
    - ablusado
    - abnegada
    - abnegado
    - abobada
    - abobado
    - abocada
    - abocado
    - abogacía
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abombada
    - abombado
    - abonar
    - abonada
    - abonado
    - abonarse
    - abono
    - abordar
    - abordaje
    - aborregar
    - abortar
    - abortiva
    English:
    A
    - A-level
    - a.m.
    - abandon
    - abandoned
    - abide by
    - ability
    - abject
    - abnormal
    - aboard
    - aborigine
    - abortion
    - abortive
    - about
    - above
    - above-board
    - above-mentioned
    - abrasive
    - abreast
    - abridged
    - abrupt
    - absent
    - absent-minded
    - absolute
    - absolutely
    - absorbed
    - abstemious
    - abstract
    - absurd
    - abundant
    - abuse
    - abusive
    - abysmal
    - academic
    - academy
    - accede
    - accent
    - acceptable
    - access
    - accident-prone
    - accidental
    - accidentally
    - acclimatized
    - accommodate
    - accommodation
    - accomplish
    - accomplished
    - account
    - account for
    - accountable
    * * *
    A
    1. (abrev de autopista) Br M, US freeway
    2. (abrev de alfil) [en notación de ajedrez] B
    A, a [a] nf
    [letra] A, a;
    si por a o por be… if for any reason…
    * * *
    a
    prp
    al este de to the east of;
    a casa home;
    ir a la cama/al cine go to bed/to the movies;
    ¡a trabajar! get to work!;
    vamos a Buenos Aires we’re going to Buenos Aires;
    voy a casa de Marta I’m going to Marta’s (house)
    a la mesa at the table;
    al lado de next to;
    a la derecha on the right;
    al sol in the sun;
    a treinta kilómetros de Cuzco thirty kilometers from Cuzco;
    está a cinco kilómetros it’s five kilometers away
    :
    ¿a qué hora llegas? what time do you arrive?;
    a las tres at three o’clock;
    de once a doce from eleven (o’clock) to twelve;
    estamos a quince de febrero it’s February fifteenth;
    a los treinta años at the age of thirty;
    a la llegada del tren when the train arrives
    :
    a la española the Spanish way;
    a mano by hand;
    a pie on foot;
    a 50 kilómetros por hora at fifty kilometers an hour
    :
    ¿a cómo o
    cuánto está? how much is it?;
    están a dos pesos el kilo they are two pesos a kilo
    :
    dáselo a tu hermano give it to your brother
    :
    vi a mi padre I saw my father
    :
    empezar a begin to;
    jugar a las cartas play cards;
    decidirse a hacer algo decide to do sth;
    voy a comprarlo I’m going to buy it;
    a decir verdad to tell the truth
    :
    ¿a que no lo sabes? I bet you don’t know;
    a ver OK, right;
    a ver lo que pasa ahora let’s see what happens now
    abr (= alias) aka (= also known as)
    * * *
    a nf
    : first letter of the Spanish alphabet
    a prep
    1) : to
    nos vamos a México: we're going to Mexico
    ¿llamaste a tu papá?: did you call your dad?
    como a usted le guste: as you wish
    3) : in the manner of
    papas a la francesa: french fries
    4) : on, by means of
    a pie: on foot
    5) : per, each
    tres pastillas al día: three pills per day
    enséñales a leer: teach them to read
    problemas a resolver: problems to be solved
    * * *
    a prep
    3. (distancia) away
    está a un kilómetro de aquí it's one kilometre from here / it's one kilometre away
    4. (tiempo) at
    5. (distribución, cantidad, medida, precio) a / at
    tocamos a 1.000 cada uno it works out at 1,000 each
    fui a pie I walked / I went on foot
    hecho a mano handmade / made by hand
    ¿has visto a Iván? have you seen Iván?
    9. (para) for
    10. (de) from

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 14 a largo plazo

    (adj.) = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term
    Ex. For a scheme to be successfull in the long term it is vital that there should be an organisational structure to support the scheme.
    Ex. This project ought to develop over the long term from a system designed to support the exchange of entries in micro-print to a fully automated network for the processing of records.
    Ex. In September 1973, the University of Washington initiated implementation of a formal long-range planing process for the total university system.
    Ex. Ostensibly, the maneuver was accomplished to curb patronage abuses and make it easier to dismiss deadwood employees in the long run.
    Ex. The use of agents is necessary but not ideal, because an agent often represents rival concerns, and aims for a quick turnover rather than long-term profitability.
    Ex. Some feel that these sessions can be 'self-defeating over the long run because they are based on a reward-punishment psychology that serves to intensify the pressure on the individual'.
    Ex. But over the long haul you'll just find that your data is easier and cheaper to get at if you use XML.
    Ex. Findings indicate that the short-run success of methadone programs does not automatically translate into long-run abstinence.
    Ex. In the far term novel techniques are being developed to remove carbon dioxide from fuel gas or flue gas from energy conversion systems.
    Ex. These processes can be viewed as near-term and far-term.
    * * *
    (adj.) = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term

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

    Ex: This project ought to develop over the long term from a system designed to support the exchange of entries in micro-print to a fully automated network for the processing of records.
    Ex: In September 1973, the University of Washington initiated implementation of a formal long-range planing process for the total university system.
    Ex: Ostensibly, the maneuver was accomplished to curb patronage abuses and make it easier to dismiss deadwood employees in the long run.
    Ex: The use of agents is necessary but not ideal, because an agent often represents rival concerns, and aims for a quick turnover rather than long-term profitability.
    Ex: Some feel that these sessions can be 'self-defeating over the long run because they are based on a reward-punishment psychology that serves to intensify the pressure on the individual'.
    Ex: But over the long haul you'll just find that your data is easier and cheaper to get at if you use XML.
    Ex: Findings indicate that the short-run success of methadone programs does not automatically translate into long-run abstinence.
    Ex: In the far term novel techniques are being developed to remove carbon dioxide from fuel gas or flue gas from energy conversion systems.
    Ex: These processes can be viewed as near-term and far-term.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a largo plazo

  • 15 a modo de inciso

    in passing
    * * *
    = in passing, by the way of (a) digression
    Ex. She also indicated in passing that in future authors would not automatically pass over the copyright of research results in papers to publishers.
    Ex. That, I may say by way of a digression, has never been my main objection to socialism.
    * * *
    = in passing, by the way of (a) digression

    Ex: She also indicated in passing that in future authors would not automatically pass over the copyright of research results in papers to publishers.

    Ex: That, I may say by way of a digression, has never been my main objection to socialism.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a modo de inciso

  • 16 a propósito

    adj.
    to the point, pertinent, to the purpose.
    adv.
    on purpose, by design, intentionally, by choice.
    intj.
    by the way, BTW, come to it, by the by.
    * * *
    (por cierto) by the way 2 (adrede) on purpose
    * * *
    2) on purpose, intentionally
    * * *
    = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly
    Ex. Deliberate mnemonics are devices which help the user to remember and recall the notation for given subjects.
    Ex. For the record, schools and libraries in the late 1960s recovered in excess of $10,000,000 from publishers and wholesalers as a result of unfair practices highlighted by Mr. Scilken.
    Ex. Incidentally, this book was about the invasion of Denmark.
    Ex. In the cases where there was no match, we intentionally created a dirty authority file.
    Ex. It is not wise, by the way, to approach the author by telephone for this puts him on the spot and he may refuse simply in self-defense and especially if you happen to butt in when he is struggling with an obstinate chapter in a new book.
    Ex. She also indicated in passing that in future authors would not automatically pass over the copyright of research results in papers to publishers.
    Ex. Anecdotally, it is often assumed that users preferring print are among the most senior in academic rank and/or years.
    Ex. I have purposely refrained from discussing the theory of comparative librarianship which has up to now characterized much of the writing on the subject.
    Ex. The victims had been herded onto a wooden landing craft by the captain of a Honduras-registered ship who then proceeded, by accident or design, to ram the craft, killing the majority of people aboard.
    Ex. Most consumers felt confident that once a letter is written and posted, no one will read it either accidently or on purpose except for the intended addressee.
    Ex. But we are not then acting quite so much out of blindness or inarticulateness; we are selfishly or fearfully or wilfully trying to short-circuit what we know underneath to be more nearly the true state of things.
    Ex. On a sidenote, this book almost didn't happen when the author showed her editor her proposal.
    Ex. Previous economic historians have, by and large, studiously ignored the British slave trade.
    Ex. That, I may say by way of a digression, has never been my main objection to socialism.
    Ex. Zenobia, by-the-by, as I suppose you know, is merely her public name.
    Ex. Speaking of which, Chertoff recently lifted restrictions that have confined airline passengers to their seats for a half hour after taking off and before landing.
    Ex. In respect of those defects, the seller may be held liable where he has designedly concealed their existence from the purchaser.
    * * *
    = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly

    Ex: Deliberate mnemonics are devices which help the user to remember and recall the notation for given subjects.

    Ex: For the record, schools and libraries in the late 1960s recovered in excess of $10,000,000 from publishers and wholesalers as a result of unfair practices highlighted by Mr. Scilken.
    Ex: Incidentally, this book was about the invasion of Denmark.
    Ex: In the cases where there was no match, we intentionally created a dirty authority file.
    Ex: It is not wise, by the way, to approach the author by telephone for this puts him on the spot and he may refuse simply in self-defense and especially if you happen to butt in when he is struggling with an obstinate chapter in a new book.
    Ex: She also indicated in passing that in future authors would not automatically pass over the copyright of research results in papers to publishers.
    Ex: Anecdotally, it is often assumed that users preferring print are among the most senior in academic rank and/or years.
    Ex: I have purposely refrained from discussing the theory of comparative librarianship which has up to now characterized much of the writing on the subject.
    Ex: The victims had been herded onto a wooden landing craft by the captain of a Honduras-registered ship who then proceeded, by accident or design, to ram the craft, killing the majority of people aboard.
    Ex: Most consumers felt confident that once a letter is written and posted, no one will read it either accidently or on purpose except for the intended addressee.
    Ex: But we are not then acting quite so much out of blindness or inarticulateness; we are selfishly or fearfully or wilfully trying to short-circuit what we know underneath to be more nearly the true state of things.
    Ex: On a sidenote, this book almost didn't happen when the author showed her editor her proposal.
    Ex: Previous economic historians have, by and large, studiously ignored the British slave trade.
    Ex: That, I may say by way of a digression, has never been my main objection to socialism.
    Ex: Zenobia, by-the-by, as I suppose you know, is merely her public name.
    Ex: Speaking of which, Chertoff recently lifted restrictions that have confined airline passengers to their seats for a half hour after taking off and before landing.
    Ex: In respect of those defects, the seller may be held liable where he has designedly concealed their existence from the purchaser.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a propósito

  • 17 abiertamente

    adv.
    openly (claramente).
    * * *
    1 openly, frankly
    * * *
    adv.
    * * *
    ADV openly
    * * *
    adverbio openly
    * * *
    = candidly, overtly, openly, outspokenly, unreservedly.
    Ex. All SLIS heads co-operated willingly, discussing their problems, difficulties and achievements candidly and critically.
    Ex. This article analyses 4 descriptive cataloguing orthodoxies of the past -- corporate authorship, uniform personal headings, main entry, dominance of the card catalogue -- maintaining that each has been overthrown either overtly or covertly.
    Ex. Perhaps an openly expressed disbelief in his activities is one of the marks of the passing of this stage.
    Ex. Episcopalians were roiled by the approval of a rector outspokenly conservative on such matters as the liturgy, the hymnal and ordination.
    Ex. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Thursday he had unreservedly discussed all issues with visiting U.S. President Barack Obama.
    ----
    * abiertamente admitido = avowedly.
    * proclamar abiertamente = be vociferous about/in.
    * * *
    adverbio openly
    * * *
    = candidly, overtly, openly, outspokenly, unreservedly.

    Ex: All SLIS heads co-operated willingly, discussing their problems, difficulties and achievements candidly and critically.

    Ex: This article analyses 4 descriptive cataloguing orthodoxies of the past -- corporate authorship, uniform personal headings, main entry, dominance of the card catalogue -- maintaining that each has been overthrown either overtly or covertly.
    Ex: Perhaps an openly expressed disbelief in his activities is one of the marks of the passing of this stage.
    Ex: Episcopalians were roiled by the approval of a rector outspokenly conservative on such matters as the liturgy, the hymnal and ordination.
    Ex: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Thursday he had unreservedly discussed all issues with visiting U.S. President Barack Obama.
    * abiertamente admitido = avowedly.
    * proclamar abiertamente = be vociferous about/in.

    * * *
    openly
    se mostró abiertamente hostil he was openly hostile.
    * * *
    [claramente] clearly; [en público] openly
    * * *
    adv openly
    * * *
    abiertamente adv openly

    Spanish-English dictionary > abiertamente

  • 18 abstenerse de

    v.
    to abstain from, to abnegate, to decline to, to draw back from.
    * * *
    (v.) = refrain from, abstain from
    Ex. However, they are also subject to pressure to refrain from altering existing records, as well as to adopt rules which can be interpreted consistently by all.
    Ex. They learn to accept that things are done differently in different places and to abstain from passing a value judgment about such differences.
    * * *
    (v.) = refrain from, abstain from

    Ex: However, they are also subject to pressure to refrain from altering existing records, as well as to adopt rules which can be interpreted consistently by all.

    Ex: They learn to accept that things are done differently in different places and to abstain from passing a value judgment about such differences.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abstenerse de

  • 19 acecho

    m.
    1 observation, surveillance.
    2 vigilance, watching, observing, watch.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: acechar.
    * * *
    1 watching
    \
    estar al acecho de (vigilar) to be on the lookout for 2 (esperar) to lie in wait for
    * * *
    SM (=acto de espiar) spying, watching; (Mil) ambush

    estar al o en acecho — to lie in wait

    * * *
    * * *
    Ex. States began passing anti stalking legislation in 1990 after a rash of stalking related murders and publicity surrounding the stalking of celebrities = Los estados empezaron a aprobar legislación contra el acecho en 1990 después de una racha de asesinatos relacionados con el acoso y de la publicidad que surgió relacionada con la persecución de famosos.
    ----
    * estar al acecho = lie in + wait.
    * * *
    * * *

    Ex: States began passing anti stalking legislation in 1990 after a rash of stalking related murders and publicity surrounding the stalking of celebrities = Los estados empezaron a aprobar legislación contra el acecho en 1990 después de una racha de asesinatos relacionados con el acoso y de la publicidad que surgió relacionada con la persecución de famosos.

    * estar al acecho = lie in + wait.

    * * *
    al acecho lying in wait
    * * *

    Del verbo acechar: ( conjugate acechar)

    acecho es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    acechó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    acechar    
    acecho
    acechar ( conjugate acechar) verbo transitivoenemigo/presa to lie in wait for;

    acecho sustantivo masculino: al acecho lying in wait
    acechar verbo transitivo
    1 to lie in wait for
    2 (amenazar) to threaten
    acecho sustantivo masculino estar al acecho de, (esperar) to lie in wait for

    ' acecho' also found in these entries:
    English:
    lookout
    - lurk
    - wait
    * * *
    acecho nm
    observation, surveillance;
    estar al acecho de to lie in wait for;
    Fig to be on the lookout for
    * * *
    m
    :
    al acecho lying in wait
    * * *
    acecho nm
    al acecho : lying in wait

    Spanish-English dictionary > acecho

  • 20 acoso

    m.
    1 relentless pursuit.
    2 harassment (hostigamiento).
    acoso y derribo constant harrying
    acoso sexual sexual harassment
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: acosar.
    * * *
    1 pursuit, chase
    2 figurado hounding
    \
    acoso sexual sexual harassment
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=atosigamiento) harassment

    operación de acoso y derribo — (Mil) search and destroy operation

    acoso laboral — workplace bullying, workplace harassment

    2) (=persecución) relentless pursuit
    * * *
    a) ( de persona) hounding, harassment
    b) ( de presa) hounding, relentless pursuit
    * * *
    = harassment, persecution, stalking, bullying, mobbing.
    Ex. Incidents of harassment in libraries today between library employees and patrons or between one patron and another are on the increase.
    Ex. This paper discusses the problem of censorship and persecution of publishers by authoritarian regimes.
    Ex. States began passing anti stalking legislation in 1990 after a rash of stalking related murders and publicity surrounding the stalking of celebrities = Los estados empezaron a aprobar legislación contra el acecho en 1990 después de una racha de asesinatos relacionados con el acoso y de la publicidad que surgió relacionada con la persecución de famosos.
    Ex. The author focuses on the issues of divorce, bullying and homelessness, with reference to books published by Penguin and Puffin.
    Ex. Now, however, with nearly 80,000 foreign workers in the country, incidents of racism and discrimination (such as insults and mobbing in schoolyards) occur daily.
    ----
    * acoso en el trabajo = workplace mobbing.
    * acoso físico = physical harassment.
    * acoso laboral = workplace mobbing.
    * acoso sexual = sexual harassment.
    * aguantar el acoso de = run + the gauntlet of.
    * pasar por el acoso de = run + the gauntlet of.
    * sufrir el acoso de = run + the gauntlet of.
    * * *
    a) ( de persona) hounding, harassment
    b) ( de presa) hounding, relentless pursuit
    * * *
    = harassment, persecution, stalking, bullying, mobbing.

    Ex: Incidents of harassment in libraries today between library employees and patrons or between one patron and another are on the increase.

    Ex: This paper discusses the problem of censorship and persecution of publishers by authoritarian regimes.
    Ex: States began passing anti stalking legislation in 1990 after a rash of stalking related murders and publicity surrounding the stalking of celebrities = Los estados empezaron a aprobar legislación contra el acecho en 1990 después de una racha de asesinatos relacionados con el acoso y de la publicidad que surgió relacionada con la persecución de famosos.
    Ex: The author focuses on the issues of divorce, bullying and homelessness, with reference to books published by Penguin and Puffin.
    Ex: Now, however, with nearly 80,000 foreign workers in the country, incidents of racism and discrimination (such as insults and mobbing in schoolyards) occur daily.
    * acoso en el trabajo = workplace mobbing.
    * acoso físico = physical harassment.
    * acoso laboral = workplace mobbing.
    * acoso sexual = sexual harassment.
    * aguantar el acoso de = run + the gauntlet of.
    * pasar por el acoso de = run + the gauntlet of.
    * sufrir el acoso de = run + the gauntlet of.

    * * *
    1 (de una persona) harassment
    el acoso sexual en el trabajo sexual harassment in the workplace
    2 (en el colegio, trabajo) bullying
    el problema del acoso escolar the problem of bullying at school
    niegan la existencia de acoso laboral they deny the existence of bullying in the workplace
    3 (de una presa) hounding, relentless pursuit
    * * *

     

    Del verbo acosar: ( conjugate acosar)

    acoso es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    acosó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    acosar    
    acoso
    acosar ( conjugate acosar) verbo transitivo
    a) persona to hound;

    ( sexualmente) to harass;
    me acosoon con preguntas they plagued o bombarded me with questions


    acoso sustantivo masculino



    acosar verbo transitivo
    1 to harass
    2 fig (asediar) to pester: la oposición acosó al Presidente del Gobierno con sus preguntas, the opposition pestered the Prime Minister with questions
    acoso sustantivo masculino harassment
    acoso sexual, sexual harassment
    ' acoso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acosar
    - sexual
    English:
    harassment
    - persecution
    - sexual harrassment
    * * *
    acoso nm
    1. [persecución] relentless pursuit
    2. [hostigamiento] harassment
    acoso cibernético cyberstalking;
    acoso y derribo = rural sport in which horsemen harry and bring down bulls;
    Fig
    han denunciado una operación de acoso y derribo contra el presidente they have condemned the concerted attempt(s) to hound the president out of office;
    acoso escolar bullying [at school];
    acoso en Internet cyberstalking;
    acoso laboral workplace bullying;
    acoso sexual sexual harassment
    * * *
    m fig
    hounding, harassment
    * * *
    acoso nm
    asedio: harassment
    acoso sexual: sexual harassment

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