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  • 141 cabeza de turco

    scapegoat
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    masculino y femenino scapegoat
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    (n.) = patsy, scapegoat, whipping boy
    Ex. When the security services carry out acts of terror, they employ patsies who often are petty criminals or people who are mentally backward or mentally unstable.
    Ex. 'He's been trying to cover up his tracks; those engineers who got axed were his scapegoats'.
    Ex. The coal industry has become the ' whipping boy' of environmentalists who fail to come up with realistic alternatives for energy.
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    masculino y femenino scapegoat
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    (n.) = patsy, scapegoat, whipping boy

    Ex: When the security services carry out acts of terror, they employ patsies who often are petty criminals or people who are mentally backward or mentally unstable.

    Ex: 'He's been trying to cover up his tracks; those engineers who got axed were his scapegoats'.
    Ex: The coal industry has become the ' whipping boy' of environmentalists who fail to come up with realistic alternatives for energy.

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    scapegoat

    Spanish-English dictionary > cabeza de turco

  • 142 cabeza dura

    f. & m.
    hardheaded person, intransigent, bolthead, stubborn person.
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    a) masculino y femenino (fam): es un cabeza dura he's so stubborn o (colloq) pigheaded
    b) adjetivo pigheaded (colloq), stubborn
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    (adj.) = pigheaded
    Ex. I argue that intellectual vices (such as being gullible, dogmatic, pigheaded, or prejudiced) are essential.
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    a) masculino y femenino (fam): es un cabeza dura he's so stubborn o (colloq) pigheaded
    b) adjetivo pigheaded (colloq), stubborn
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    (adj.) = pigheaded

    Ex: I argue that intellectual vices (such as being gullible, dogmatic, pigheaded, or prejudiced) are essential.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cabeza dura

  • 143 cabeza hueca

    adj.
    empty-headed, featherbrained, small-headed.
    f. & m.
    airhead, knucklehead, clunk.
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    scatterbrain
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    masculino y femenino (fam) scatterbrain (colloq); airhead (colloq)
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    (n.) = empty-headed, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, bonehead, nong, ning-nong
    Ex. Republicans are so empty-headed, they wouldn't make a good landfill.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.
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    masculino y femenino (fam) scatterbrain (colloq); airhead (colloq)
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    (n.) = empty-headed, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, bonehead, nong, ning-nong

    Ex: Republicans are so empty-headed, they wouldn't make a good landfill.

    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cabeza hueca

  • 144 cabeza lectora

    f.
    read head, playback head.
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    (n.) = read head, reading head
    Ex. The two windows in the base plate of the scanner help move the read head accurately across the bar codes.
    Ex. It is possible to buy disk cleaning kits which, used as instructed, will ensure that the reading head is kept free of contaminants which could cause data loss.
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    (n.) = read head, reading head

    Ex: The two windows in the base plate of the scanner help move the read head accurately across the bar codes.

    Ex: It is possible to buy disk cleaning kits which, used as instructed, will ensure that the reading head is kept free of contaminants which could cause data loss.

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    INFOR read head

    Spanish-English dictionary > cabeza lectora

  • 145 cabeza nuclear

    f.
    nuclear warhead, atomic head, nuclear head.
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    (n.) = warhead
    Ex. Both countries feared that one would target the other with atomic warheads placed on missiles.
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    (n.) = warhead

    Ex: Both countries feared that one would target the other with atomic warheads placed on missiles.

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    nuclear warhead

    Spanish-English dictionary > cabeza nuclear

  • 146 de pies a cabeza

    from head to toe, from top to toe
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    = from head to toe, from head to foot
    Ex. This exhibition features objects worn from head to toe and is divided into sections representing different accessories, cultures, and periods.
    Ex. The child was covered with scabies from head to foot, had fungal infection, was severely dehydrated and was suffering from septicaemia.
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    = from head to toe, from head to foot

    Ex: This exhibition features objects worn from head to toe and is divided into sections representing different accessories, cultures, and periods.

    Ex: The child was covered with scabies from head to foot, had fungal infection, was severely dehydrated and was suffering from septicaemia.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de pies a cabeza

  • 147 dolor de cabeza

    headache
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    (n.) = headache
    Ex. Even the ones who don't complain say they have coughing fits at times, and itchy eyes, and headaches.
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    (n.) = headache

    Ex: Even the ones who don't complain say they have coughing fits at times, and itchy eyes, and headaches.

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    headache

    Spanish-English dictionary > dolor de cabeza

  • 148 liarse la manta a la cabeza

    to take the plunge, throw caution to the wind
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    (v.) = jump in + head first, jump in at + the deep end, throw + caution to the wind
    Ex. That being said...you only live once, so if you decide to jump in head first, and if things don't work out, remember, you can always leave.
    Ex. The article ' Jumping in at the deep end' explains the benefits and disadvantages of being a freelance editor.
    Ex. If, on one night of the year, you throw caution to the wind and indulge in a few small candy bars, it won't kill you.
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    (v.) = jump in + head first, jump in at + the deep end, throw + caution to the wind

    Ex: That being said...you only live once, so if you decide to jump in head first, and if things don't work out, remember, you can always leave.

    Ex: The article ' Jumping in at the deep end' explains the benefits and disadvantages of being a freelance editor.
    Ex: If, on one night of the year, you throw caution to the wind and indulge in a few small candy bars, it won't kill you.

    Spanish-English dictionary > liarse la manta a la cabeza

  • 149 mover la cabeza de forma brusca hacia delante y hacia atrás

    (v.) = jerk + head
    Ex. 'This man won't open his briefcase for me,' the checker answered resentfully jerking his head in the direction of Dexter Rundle, who was standing off to the side as immobile as a statue = "Este hombre se niega a abrir su cartera", repondió con resentimiento el inspector moviendo la cabeza de forma brusca hacia delante y hacia atrás en la dirección de Dexter Rundle, quien se mantenía a distancia en un lado tan inmóvil como una estatua.
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    (v.) = jerk + head

    Ex: 'This man won't open his briefcase for me,' the checker answered resentfully jerking his head in the direction of Dexter Rundle, who was standing off to the side as immobile as a statue = "Este hombre se niega a abrir su cartera", repondió con resentimiento el inspector moviendo la cabeza de forma brusca hacia delante y hacia atrás en la dirección de Dexter Rundle, quien se mantenía a distancia en un lado tan inmóvil como una estatua.

    Spanish-English dictionary > mover la cabeza de forma brusca hacia delante y hacia atrás

  • 150 no tener ni pies ni cabeza

    figurado to be absurd, make no sense
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    to be ludicrous, be absurd
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    (v.) = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of, be pointless
    Ex. I can't make heads or tails of all this monkey business.
    Ex. In such cases consultation of the classified files would be pointless and frustrating to the user.
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    (v.) = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of, be pointless

    Ex: I can't make heads or tails of all this monkey business.

    Ex: In such cases consultation of the classified files would be pointless and frustrating to the user.

    Spanish-English dictionary > no tener ni pies ni cabeza

  • 151 pedir la luna

    familiar to ask for the moon
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    (v.) = cry for + the moon, ask for + the moon, reach for + the moon
    Ex. The author's plea that there must be better and closer liaison and cooperation between all these factions may seem like crying for the moon.
    Ex. In a highly political society like India, wanting an institution free of political interference is like asking for the moon.
    Ex. Reach for the moon for even if you fail, you'll still land among the stars.
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    (v.) = cry for + the moon, ask for + the moon, reach for + the moon

    Ex: The author's plea that there must be better and closer liaison and cooperation between all these factions may seem like crying for the moon.

    Ex: In a highly political society like India, wanting an institution free of political interference is like asking for the moon.
    Ex: Reach for the moon for even if you fail, you'll still land among the stars.

    Spanish-English dictionary > pedir la luna

  • 152 pedir perdón

    v.
    1 to ask forgiveness, to beg pardon, to apologize, to ask for forgiveness.
    2 to be begged forgiveness, to be asked for forgiveness, to be asked forgiveness, to be begged for forgiveness.
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    to apologize, say sorry
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    (v.) = eat + Posesivo + words, eat + humble pie, eat + crow, eat + dirt
    Ex. It took a little time to get used to the new moniker, and snickering could be heard in certain quarters but those who scoffed have since had to eat their words.
    Ex. I will have to eat humble pie and face humiliation though but I was good at the job and wish I could turn the clock back.
    Ex. You who carped that the 007 films had devolved into a catalog of fresh gadgets and stale puns, eat crow.
    Ex. He walloped Bud, tore his shirt, and made him eat dirt.
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    (v.) = eat + Posesivo + words, eat + humble pie, eat + crow, eat + dirt

    Ex: It took a little time to get used to the new moniker, and snickering could be heard in certain quarters but those who scoffed have since had to eat their words.

    Ex: I will have to eat humble pie and face humiliation though but I was good at the job and wish I could turn the clock back.
    Ex: You who carped that the 007 films had devolved into a catalog of fresh gadgets and stale puns, eat crow.
    Ex: He walloped Bud, tore his shirt, and made him eat dirt.

    Spanish-English dictionary > pedir perdón

  • 153 pedir prestado

    v.
    1 to borrow, to cadge, to take as a loan.
    2 to borrow.
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    to borrow
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    (v.) = borrow
    Ex. The intending borrower merely specifies a search key for the item he wishes to borrow, and the system provides a bibliographic description.
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    (v.) = borrow

    Ex: The intending borrower merely specifies a search key for the item he wishes to borrow, and the system provides a bibliographic description.

    Spanish-English dictionary > pedir prestado

  • 154 pedir un préstamo

    to ask for a loan
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    (v.) = take + a loan
    Ex. The women, having first taken a loan from the Grameen Bank to set themselves up in business, make a living by providing a mobile phone service to their neighbours.
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    (v.) = take + a loan

    Ex: The women, having first taken a loan from the Grameen Bank to set themselves up in business, make a living by providing a mobile phone service to their neighbours.

    Spanish-English dictionary > pedir un préstamo

  • 155 perder la cabeza

    figurado to lose one's head
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    (v.) = lose + Posesivo + mind, lose + Posesivo + head, lose + Posesivo + marbles, go + bonkers, fly off + the handle, go (right) off + Posesivo + rocker, go out of + Posesivo + mind, go + soft in the head
    Ex. Preliminary analyses show that married women sometimes feel that they are losing their mind and that they have contemplated suicide.
    Ex. In a competitie game defeat usually goes to the player who ' loses his head'.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Have We Lost Our Marbles?'.
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Going Bonkers!': Children, Play and Pee-Wee'.
    Ex. In other words, it is not true that homicides are commonly committed by ordinary citizens who just fly off the handle.
    Ex. The Chinese seem to have gone off their rocker with the recent street protests against revisions of Japanese schoolbooks.
    Ex. For this reason, he did not die, but rather went out of his mind.
    Ex. But apparently the self-willed distinction affected his reason -- he went soft in the head and ended up believing in his divine origins.
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    (v.) = lose + Posesivo + mind, lose + Posesivo + head, lose + Posesivo + marbles, go + bonkers, fly off + the handle, go (right) off + Posesivo + rocker, go out of + Posesivo + mind, go + soft in the head

    Ex: Preliminary analyses show that married women sometimes feel that they are losing their mind and that they have contemplated suicide.

    Ex: In a competitie game defeat usually goes to the player who ' loses his head'.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Have We Lost Our Marbles?'.
    Ex: The article is entitled ' Going Bonkers!': Children, Play and Pee-Wee'.
    Ex: In other words, it is not true that homicides are commonly committed by ordinary citizens who just fly off the handle.
    Ex: The Chinese seem to have gone off their rocker with the recent street protests against revisions of Japanese schoolbooks.
    Ex: For this reason, he did not die, but rather went out of his mind.
    Ex: But apparently the self-willed distinction affected his reason -- he went soft in the head and ended up believing in his divine origins.

    Spanish-English dictionary > perder la cabeza

  • 156 quebradero de cabeza

    figurado worry, headache
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    masculino problem, headache (colloq)
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    (n.) = headache
    Ex. Even the ones who don't complain say they have coughing fits at times, and itchy eyes, and headaches.
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    masculino problem, headache (colloq)
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    (n.) = headache

    Ex: Even the ones who don't complain say they have coughing fits at times, and itchy eyes, and headaches.

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    problem
    les ha dado muchos quebradero de cabezas de quebradero de cabeza she's caused them a lot of problems o worry o ( colloq) headaches
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    Del verbo dar: ( conjugate dar)

    es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente subjuntivo

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) imperativo

    quebradero de cabeza sustantivo masculino
    problem, headache (colloq)
    ' quebradero de cabeza' also found in these entries:
    English:
    headache

    Spanish-English dictionary > quebradero de cabeza

  • 157 romperse la cabeza

    (pensar) to rack one's brains 2 (herirse) to split one's head open
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    (v.) = puzzle + Reflexivo, scratch + Posesivo + head, rack + Posesivo + brains
    Ex. So we see many wits and ingenuities lying scattered up and down the world, whereof some are now labouring to do what is already done and puzzling themselves to reinvent what is already invented.
    Ex. In economic reports month after month, the Democrats and rocket scientists scratch their heads and wonder why job creation is too low.
    Ex. She racked her brains for a way out but could not find anything successful.
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    (v.) = puzzle + Reflexivo, scratch + Posesivo + head, rack + Posesivo + brains

    Ex: So we see many wits and ingenuities lying scattered up and down the world, whereof some are now labouring to do what is already done and puzzling themselves to reinvent what is already invented.

    Ex: In economic reports month after month, the Democrats and rocket scientists scratch their heads and wonder why job creation is too low.
    Ex: She racked her brains for a way out but could not find anything successful.

    Spanish-English dictionary > romperse la cabeza

  • 158 sin cabeza

    adj.
    headless, brainless, irreflexive, mindless.
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    (adj.) = headless, decapitated
    Ex. The article 'Of Wonderland and headless chickens' describes the functions of Alice, a PC-based library automation system offering cataloguing, enquiry, acquisitions, and periodicals control = El artículo "Sobre el país de las maravillas y los pollos sin cabeza" describe las funciones de Alice, un sistema de automatización de bibliotecas para ordenadores personales que permite la catalogación, las consultas, las adquisiciones y el control de publicaciones periódicas.
    Ex. The decapitated ants, on the contrary, were insensitive to the air current.
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    (adj.) = headless, decapitated

    Ex: The article 'Of Wonderland and headless chickens' describes the functions of Alice, a PC-based library automation system offering cataloguing, enquiry, acquisitions, and periodicals control = El artículo "Sobre el país de las maravillas y los pollos sin cabeza" describe las funciones de Alice, un sistema de automatización de bibliotecas para ordenadores personales que permite la catalogación, las consultas, las adquisiciones y el control de publicaciones periódicas.

    Ex: The decapitated ants, on the contrary, were insensitive to the air current.

    Spanish-English dictionary > sin cabeza

  • 159 tirarse de cabeza

    to dive head first (a/en, into)
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    (v.) = jump in + head first, dive in, dive + head-first
    Ex. That being said...you only live once, so if you decide to jump in head first, and if things don't work out, remember, you can always leave.
    Ex. Players famed for their diving headers are fearless when diving in amongst flying boots to poach a goal in the six-yard box.
    Ex. This article criticises the profession's readiness to dive head-first into the latest technology.
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    (v.) = jump in + head first, dive in, dive + head-first

    Ex: That being said...you only live once, so if you decide to jump in head first, and if things don't work out, remember, you can always leave.

    Ex: Players famed for their diving headers are fearless when diving in amongst flying boots to poach a goal in the six-yard box.
    Ex: This article criticises the profession's readiness to dive head-first into the latest technology.

    Spanish-English dictionary > tirarse de cabeza

  • 160 cabeza de lista

    main candidate
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    POL candidate heading an electoral list

    Spanish-English dictionary > cabeza de lista

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