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physical barrier

  • 1 barrera

    f.
    1 barrier.
    poner barreras a algo (figurative) to erect barriers against something, to hinder something
    barreras arancelarias tariff barriers
    barrera del sonido sound barrier
    3 obstacle, hindrance, wall.
    * * *
    1 (gen) barrier
    3 figurado obstacle
    \
    poner barreras to hinder (a, -)
    barrera aduanera customs barrier
    barrera del sonido sound barrier
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=obstáculo) barrier

    contraconcepción o anticonceptivo de barrera — barrier contraception

    barrera aduanera, barrera arancelaria — tariff barrier

    barrera de colorcolour o (EEUU) color bar

    este avión supera o traspasa o rompe la barrera del sonido — this plane can break the sound barrier

    barrera racialcolour o (EEUU) color bar

    2) [en carretera] roadblock

    barrera de peaje, barrera de portazgo — toll gate, turnpike

    3) (Ferro) crossing gate
    4) (Taur) (=valla) barrier; (=primera fila) first row
    toro 3)
    5) (Dep) [de jugadores] wall
    6) (Mil) (=barricada) barricade; (=parapeto) parapet
    7) (=impedimento) barrier, obstacle

    poner barreras a algo — to hinder sth, obstruct sth

    * * *

    ha superado la barrera del 10% — it has gone above the 10% mark

    b) (Ferr) barrier, crossing gate
    c) (Taur) ( valla) barrier; ( localidad) front row
    * * *
    = hurdle, wall, barrier, curtain, hindrance.
    Ex. Schoolchildren, students, and other whose native language is written in a non-Roman script may find alphabetical order according to Roman characters an almost insurmountable hurdle in the use of catalogues and indexes.
    Ex. In the map library, the electronic medium is shaking the foundations of cartographic communication and threatening the bring the walls crashing down.
    Ex. While the number of projects proposed was innumerable, 3 barriers remain: red tape; hard currency; and Western barriers to providing high technology to the Eastern bloc.
    Ex. They are in a position to make a unique positive contribution to dissolving the 'cultural curtain,' as it has been called.
    Ex. The overall effect of the labels and signs is not so much help but hindrance through information overload.
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    * al otro lado de la barrera = on the other side of the fence.
    * atravesar una barrera = break through + barrier.
    * barrera arancelaria = trade barrier, tariff barrier.
    * barrera arquitectónica = architectural barrier.
    * barrera comercial = trade barrier.
    * barrera cultural = cultural barrier.
    * barrera del sonido = sound barrier.
    * barrera de paso a nivel = level-crossing gate.
    * barrera de protección = crash barrier.
    * barrera de seguridad = crush barrier.
    * barrera espacio-temporal = space-time barrier.
    * barrera ficticia = glass ceiling.
    * barrera física = physical barrier.
    * barrera fluctuante = moving wall.
    * barrera geográfica = geographic barrier.
    * barrera institucional = institutional barrier.
    * barrera invisible = glass ceiling, invisible barrier.
    * barrera lingüística = language barrier, linguistic barrier.
    * barrera racial = colour bar.
    * barreras + desaparecer = boundaries + dissolve.
    * barrera sicológica = psychological barrier.
    * barrera temporal = time barrier.
    * derribar una barrera = topple + barrier.
    * eliminar barreras = flatten + barriers, tackle + barriers, erase + boundaries.
    * eliminar las barreras = break down + barriers.
    * eliminar una barrera = topple + barrier.
    * el otro lado de la barrera = the other side of the fence.
    * encontrarse con una barrera = face + barrier.
    * enfrentarse a una barrera = face + barrier.
    * levantar barreras = erect + boundaries.
    * levantar una barrera = build + wall.
    * penetrar una barrera = break through + barrier.
    * romper barreras = break down + boundaries, break down + borders.
    * romper la barrera del sonido = break + the sound barrier.
    * romper las barreras = breach + boundaries, breach + barriers.
    * superar barreras = hurdle + barriers.
    * superar la barrera del tiempo = cross + time barriers.
    * superar una barrera = conquer + barrier.
    * * *

    ha superado la barrera del 10% — it has gone above the 10% mark

    b) (Ferr) barrier, crossing gate
    c) (Taur) ( valla) barrier; ( localidad) front row
    * * *
    = hurdle, wall, barrier, curtain, hindrance.

    Ex: Schoolchildren, students, and other whose native language is written in a non-Roman script may find alphabetical order according to Roman characters an almost insurmountable hurdle in the use of catalogues and indexes.

    Ex: In the map library, the electronic medium is shaking the foundations of cartographic communication and threatening the bring the walls crashing down.
    Ex: While the number of projects proposed was innumerable, 3 barriers remain: red tape; hard currency; and Western barriers to providing high technology to the Eastern bloc.
    Ex: They are in a position to make a unique positive contribution to dissolving the 'cultural curtain,' as it has been called.
    Ex: The overall effect of the labels and signs is not so much help but hindrance through information overload.
    * al otro lado de la barrera = on the other side of the fence.
    * atravesar una barrera = break through + barrier.
    * barrera arancelaria = trade barrier, tariff barrier.
    * barrera arquitectónica = architectural barrier.
    * barrera comercial = trade barrier.
    * barrera cultural = cultural barrier.
    * barrera del sonido = sound barrier.
    * barrera de paso a nivel = level-crossing gate.
    * barrera de protección = crash barrier.
    * barrera de seguridad = crush barrier.
    * barrera espacio-temporal = space-time barrier.
    * barrera ficticia = glass ceiling.
    * barrera física = physical barrier.
    * barrera fluctuante = moving wall.
    * barrera geográfica = geographic barrier.
    * barrera institucional = institutional barrier.
    * barrera invisible = glass ceiling, invisible barrier.
    * barrera lingüística = language barrier, linguistic barrier.
    * barrera racial = colour bar.
    * barreras + desaparecer = boundaries + dissolve.
    * barrera sicológica = psychological barrier.
    * barrera temporal = time barrier.
    * derribar una barrera = topple + barrier.
    * eliminar barreras = flatten + barriers, tackle + barriers, erase + boundaries.
    * eliminar las barreras = break down + barriers.
    * eliminar una barrera = topple + barrier.
    * el otro lado de la barrera = the other side of the fence.
    * encontrarse con una barrera = face + barrier.
    * enfrentarse a una barrera = face + barrier.
    * levantar barreras = erect + boundaries.
    * levantar una barrera = build + wall.
    * penetrar una barrera = break through + barrier.
    * romper barreras = break down + boundaries, break down + borders.
    * romper la barrera del sonido = break + the sound barrier.
    * romper las barreras = breach + boundaries, breach + barriers.
    * superar barreras = hurdle + barriers.
    * superar la barrera del tiempo = cross + time barriers.
    * superar una barrera = conquer + barrier.

    * * *
    1 (para separar) barrier; (obstáculo) barrier
    barrera psicológica psychological barrier
    ha superado la barrera del 10% it has gone above the 10% mark
    no logró superar la barrera del idioma he was unable to overcome the language barrier
    una barrera infranqueable or insalvable an insurmountable barrier o obstacle
    métodos anticonceptivos de barrera barrier methods of contraception
    2 ( Ferr) barrier, crossing gate
    3 ( Taur) (valla) barrier; (localidad) front row
    Compuestos:
    barrera aduanera or arancelaria
    customs barrier
    trade barrier
    ( Esp) ticket barrier
    ( AmL) ticket barrier
    sound barrier
    superar or romper la barrera del sonido to break the sound barrier
    toll barrier
    safety barrier
    generation gap
    natural barrier
    safety barrier
    * * *

     

    Del verbo barrer: ( conjugate barrer)

    barrerá es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    barrer    
    barrera
    barrer ( conjugate barrer) verbo transitivo
    1suelo/cocina to sweep
    2


    verbo intransitivo
    1 ( con escoba) to sweep
    2 ( arrasar) [equipo/candidato] to sweep to victory;
    barrera con algo ‹con premios/medallas› to walk off with sth;

    barrió con todos los premios she walked off with all the prizes
    barrerse verbo pronominal (Méx) [ vehículo] to skid;
    (en fútbol, béisbol) to slide
    barrera sustantivo femenino
    barrier;

    barrera generacional generation gap;
    barrera idiomática language barrier
    barrer
    I verbo transitivo
    1 to sweep: hace una semana que no barro el salón, I haven't swept the living room for a week
    el anticiclón está barriendo el norte, the anticyclone is sweping through the North
    2 (destruir, rechazar) to sweep away
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (en una votación) to win by a landslide: el partido conservador barrió en las regiones del norte, the conservatives won by a landslide in the North
    2 (acaparar, agotar las existencias) to take away: los clientes barrieron con las ofertas, the customers snapped up the bargains
    ♦ Locuciones: barrer para casa, to look after number one
    barrera sustantivo femenino barrier: hay entre ellos una barrera, there's a barrier between them
    barrera arquitectónica, architectonic barrier/hindrance
    barrera del sonido, sound barrier
    barrera lingüística, language barrier

    ' barrera' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    traspasar
    - arancelario
    - lingüístico
    English:
    barrier
    - sound barrier
    - tariff barrier
    - ticket barrier
    - tollgate
    - crash
    - guard
    - sound
    - wall
    * * *
    1. [para controlar acceso] barrier;
    [de campo, casa] fence barreras arancelarias tariff barriers;
    barreras no arancelarias non-tariff barriers;
    barreras arquitectónicas [para silla de ruedas] obstructions for wheelchair users;
    barreras comerciales trade barriers
    2. Ferroc crossing gate
    3. [dificultad, obstáculo] barrier;
    la barrera del idioma le impedía integrarse the language barrier made it difficult for her to integrate;
    el índice bursátil superó la barrera psicológica de los 1.000 puntos the stock market index crossed the psychological barrier of 1,000 points;
    superaron la barrera del millón de discos vendidos sales of their album went over the million mark;
    poner barreras a algo to erect barriers against sth, to hinder sth;
    se casaron saltándose las barreras sociales they married despite the huge difference in their social backgrounds
    barrera del sonido sound barrier
    4. Dep [de jugadores] wall
    5. Taurom [valla] = barrier around the edge of a bullring;
    [localidad] = front row of seats immediately behind the barrier around the edge of the bullring
    * * *
    f
    1 barrier;
    sin barreras (arquitectónicas) readily accessible (to the disabled), with easy disabled access;
    barreras comerciales pl trade barriers
    2 DEP jump; de carreras hurdle; en fútbol wall
    * * *
    obstáculo: barrier, obstacle
    barrera de sonido: sound barrier
    * * *
    1. (en general) barrier
    2. (valla) barrier / fence
    3. (primera fila) front row
    4. (en fútbol) wall

    Spanish-English dictionary > barrera

  • 2 barrera física

    Ex. With the growing awareness of physical barriers to access, one hopes for a commitment to eliminate unnecessary steps and areas too cramped for walkers and wheelchairs.
    * * *

    Ex: With the growing awareness of physical barriers to access, one hopes for a commitment to eliminate unnecessary steps and areas too cramped for walkers and wheelchairs.

    Spanish-English dictionary > barrera física

  • 3 espacio2

    2 = capacity, gap, room, slot, space, spacing, spaciousness, span, headroom, elbow room.
    Ex. Marginal storage cards normally have capacity for storing citations and abstracts.
    Ex. New editions will be essentially cumulations and therefore a longer gap will exist between editions.
    Ex. It then displays a screen with room to enter 28 copy numbers.
    Ex. These frames are of different types and have slots also of different types, which can be filled by other frames.
    Ex. There is only space to review briefly the special problems associated with the descriptive cataloguing of nonbook materials.
    Ex. Guidelines can be expected to discuss some or all of the following: instructions on the way in which abstracts are to be presented, e.g. typing, paper, layout, spacing.
    Ex. The overall plan of the library is to provide an atmosphere of spaciousness and calm, in contrast to the urban bustle outside = El proyecto general de la biblioteca es ofrecer un ambiente de amplitud y calma, en contraste con el bullicio urbano exterior.
    Ex. The disc held an 18-month span of data from CAB ABSTRACTS.
    Ex. I was also encouraged to read a subscriber to this list has over 40,000 items meaning this software has plenty of headroom = También me sentí animado al leer que un miembro de esta lista tiene más de 40.000 registros lo que significa que este software tiene bastante capacidad.
    Ex. People will work at a higher level when they have adequate elbow room for decision making.
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    * acabarse el espacio = run out of + space.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * agotar el espacio = run out of + space.
    * ahorrar espacio = conserve + space, save + space.
    * ahorro de espacio = economy of space.
    * asignación de espacio = space allocation.
    * a un solo espacio = single-spaced.
    * barrera espacio-temporal = space-time barrier.
    * compartir espacio = share + space.
    * dejar espacio para = leave + room for.
    * derrochar espacio = waste + space.
    * desperdicio de espacio = space waster.
    * en el espacio = spatially.
    * en espacios cerrados = indoors.
    * en un corto espacio de tiempo = in a short space of time.
    * espacio abierto = open space.
    * espacio abierto público = public open space.
    * espacio al aire libre = outdoor space.
    * espacio cerrado = closed space.
    * espacio de almacenamiento = storage space.
    * espacio de almacenamiento en disco = drive storage space.
    * espacio dedicado a estanterías = stack space.
    * espacio destinado a encuentros de todo tipo = meeting space.
    * espacio de trabajo = workspace.
    * espacio en blanco = blank, blank space.
    * espacio en blanco final = trailing blank.
    * espacio en blanco inicial = beginning blank.
    * espacio en disco = disc space.
    * espacio entre columnas = intercolumn spacing.
    * Espacio Europeo para la Educación Superior (EEES) = European Space for Higher Education (ESHE).
    * espacio físico = physical facility, physical space.
    * espacio físico disponible = floor space.
    * espacio interlineal = interline spacing.
    * espacio interpersonal = personal boundaries.
    * espacio libre = vacant space.
    * espacio para las piernas = legroom.
    * espacio para los expositores = display space.
    * espacio para trabajar = workspace.
    * espacio personal = personal space, territorial space, personal space territory.
    * espacio privado = personal space, territorial space, personal space territory.
    * espacio público = public space, public area, commons.
    * espacio público común = commons.
    * espacio reservado para el estudio = study space.
    * espacio social = social space.
    * espacio territorial = territorial space.
    * espacio vacío = vacant space.
    * espacio virtual = virtual space.
    * espacio vital = life-space.
    * falta de espacio = tightness of space.
    * falto de espacio = cramped.
    * invasión del espacio personal = invasion of space.
    * limitaciones de espacio = space constraints.
    * mantenimiento de espacios exteriores = ground maintenance.
    * necesidades de espacio = space requirements.
    * ocupar espacio = occupy + space, take up + space, take up + room.
    * optimizar el espacio de almacenamiento = maximise + storage space.
    * problema de espacio = space problem.
    * que ocupa mucho espacio = space-consuming.
    * que ocupa poco espacio = space-saving.
    * relativo al espacio físico = spatial.
    * rellenar con ceros los espacios vacíos = zero fill.

    Spanish-English dictionary > espacio2

  • 4 importante

    adj.
    1 important (destacado, significativo).
    2 considerable.
    3 significant, considerable, sizable.
    * * *
    1 (gen) important; (por su gravedad) serious; (por su cantidad) considerable
    2 (influyente) important
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=trascendental) [información, persona] important; [acontecimiento] significant, important; [papel, factor, parte] important, major; [cambio] significant, major

    un paso importante para la democraciaan important o a big o a major step for democracy

    dárselas de importante — to give o.s. airs

    lo importante es... — the main thing is...

    poco importante — unimportant

    es importante queit is important that

    2) [como intensificador] [cantidad, pérdida] considerable; [herida] serious; [retraso] considerable, serious
    * * *
    a) <noticia/persona> important; <acontecimiento/cambio> important, significant

    ¿qué dice la carta? - nada importante — what does the letter say? - nothing of any importance o nothing much

    lo importante es... — the important thing is...

    dárselas de or hacerse el importante — to give oneself airs

    b) < pérdidas> serious, considerable; < daños> severe, considerable; < cantidad> considerable, significant
    * * *
    = considerable, important, major, notable, prominent, relevant, remarkable, significant, significantly, substantial, weighty, consequential, solid, acute, appreciable, major, mighty [mightier -comp., mightiest -sup.], goodly [goodlier -comp., goodliest -sup.], key, meaningful, vital, hefty [heftier -comp., heftiest -sup.], of consequence, meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.], seminal.
    Ex. The need to become familiar with different command languages for different hosts is a considerable barrier to effective retrieval.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
    Ex. This scheme aims for a more helpful order than the major schemes, by following the groupings of subjects as they are taught in schools.
    Ex. There are notable differences in practice between the United States and the United Kingdom.
    Ex. Classification is also prominent in the physical arrangement of documents.
    Ex. Most such bulletins list titles or abstracts, together with citations of relevant new documents in the subject area.
    Ex. Two remarkable features of the BM code are its acceptance of corporate authorship, and its use of form headings.
    Ex. With online display, the alphabetical arrangement can become less significant, since all look-ups can be achieved with the computer, and there is less need for the scanning of alphabetical lists.
    Ex. The problem of their citation looms less significantly in abstracting and indexing products than that of the citation of periodical articles.
    Ex. This data base will eventually become a very substantial bibliographic data base.
    Ex. Whether the juxtaposition of language with literature is as weighty an advantage as has on occasion been claimed is, I think, debatable.
    Ex. The democratisation of Russian intellectual life was one of the most consequential of the dramatic social and political changes that took place in Russia in the 1860s.
    Ex. There is no doubt that the ideas put forward by Coates and their implementation in BTI have been a solid step forward in the theory of alphabetical subject headings.
    Ex. In some areas of study, notably the social sciences, the problems vocabulary are acute.
    Ex. Cannabis often shows no appreciable effects the first time it is taken.
    Ex. In the face of present priorities and staff commitments, the Library feels that it cannot undertake a comprehensive study of the subject heading system that would pave the way for a major restructuring of the system.
    Ex. The October 2002 issue of CONVERGE magazine lists their picks for the 'Shapers of the Future 2002' -- 'today's leaders and innovators who have dreamed and accomplished mighty things in technology and education'.
    Ex. However, we must not forget the book which the critics acclaim and which also sells in goodly numbers.
    Ex. This meeting brought together representatives of the key organizations in the community.
    Ex. Each operator has a filing value which has been designate in order to ensure that terms appear in the index string in an order that will produce a meaningful set of index entries.
    Ex. The pressures of the marketplace mean that any vital facility must be offered by all of the major hosts.
    Ex. Research publication had to adopt the same economic model as trade publication, and research libraries the world over paid the hefty price = Las publicaciones científicas tuvieron que adoptar el mismo modelo económico que las publicaciones comerciales y las bibliotecas universitarias de todo el mundo pagaron un precio elevado.
    Ex. We have the right and responsibility to make wise decisions in 'times of consequence'.
    Ex. We want Robyn to write about really meaty issues every week, instead of talking about spousal abuse.
    Ex. He has published seminal papers on automated cataloging and authority control in Library Journal, Library Quarterly, and Journal of Library Automation.
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    * acontecimiento importante = milestone, red carpet event.
    * considerar importante = hold + Nombre + dear.
    * continuar siendo importante = remain + big.
    * economizar en cosas importantes y derrochar en nimiedades = penny wise, pound foolish.
    * el último pero no el menos importante = the last but by no means least.
    * es importante destacar = importantly.
    * evento importante = milestone.
    * hacer que sea importante = render + important.
    * hacerse cada vez más importante = increase in + importance.
    * la parte más importante = the heart of.
    * llegar a un momento importante en + Posesivo + historia = reach + milestone.
    * lo más importante = most of all.
    * lo que es más importante = most importantly, more importantly, most of all, most important.
    * lo que es muy importante = importantly.
    * más importante = foremost.
    * más importante aun = more significantly.
    * menos importante, el = least, the.
    * muy importante = critical, very importantly, big time.
    * poco importante = small-time.
    * por último pero no menos importante = last but not least.
    * sentirse importante = feel + important.
    * ser Algo muy importante = loom + large.
    * ser cada vez más importante = increase in + importance.
    * ser importante = be of importance, be of consequence.
    * suceso importante = critical incident.
    * suma importante = princely sum.
    * último pero no el menos importante, el = final and not the least important, the.
    * uno de los + Nombre + más importante = not the least + Nombre, not the least of + Nombre.
    * * *
    a) <noticia/persona> important; <acontecimiento/cambio> important, significant

    ¿qué dice la carta? - nada importante — what does the letter say? - nothing of any importance o nothing much

    lo importante es... — the important thing is...

    dárselas de or hacerse el importante — to give oneself airs

    b) < pérdidas> serious, considerable; < daños> severe, considerable; < cantidad> considerable, significant
    * * *
    = considerable, important, major, notable, prominent, relevant, remarkable, significant, significantly, substantial, weighty, consequential, solid, acute, appreciable, major, mighty [mightier -comp., mightiest -sup.], goodly [goodlier -comp., goodliest -sup.], key, meaningful, vital, hefty [heftier -comp., heftiest -sup.], of consequence, meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.], seminal.

    Ex: The need to become familiar with different command languages for different hosts is a considerable barrier to effective retrieval.

    Ex: Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
    Ex: This scheme aims for a more helpful order than the major schemes, by following the groupings of subjects as they are taught in schools.
    Ex: There are notable differences in practice between the United States and the United Kingdom.
    Ex: Classification is also prominent in the physical arrangement of documents.
    Ex: Most such bulletins list titles or abstracts, together with citations of relevant new documents in the subject area.
    Ex: Two remarkable features of the BM code are its acceptance of corporate authorship, and its use of form headings.
    Ex: With online display, the alphabetical arrangement can become less significant, since all look-ups can be achieved with the computer, and there is less need for the scanning of alphabetical lists.
    Ex: The problem of their citation looms less significantly in abstracting and indexing products than that of the citation of periodical articles.
    Ex: This data base will eventually become a very substantial bibliographic data base.
    Ex: Whether the juxtaposition of language with literature is as weighty an advantage as has on occasion been claimed is, I think, debatable.
    Ex: The democratisation of Russian intellectual life was one of the most consequential of the dramatic social and political changes that took place in Russia in the 1860s.
    Ex: There is no doubt that the ideas put forward by Coates and their implementation in BTI have been a solid step forward in the theory of alphabetical subject headings.
    Ex: In some areas of study, notably the social sciences, the problems vocabulary are acute.
    Ex: Cannabis often shows no appreciable effects the first time it is taken.
    Ex: In the face of present priorities and staff commitments, the Library feels that it cannot undertake a comprehensive study of the subject heading system that would pave the way for a major restructuring of the system.
    Ex: The October 2002 issue of CONVERGE magazine lists their picks for the 'Shapers of the Future 2002' -- 'today's leaders and innovators who have dreamed and accomplished mighty things in technology and education'.
    Ex: However, we must not forget the book which the critics acclaim and which also sells in goodly numbers.
    Ex: This meeting brought together representatives of the key organizations in the community.
    Ex: Each operator has a filing value which has been designate in order to ensure that terms appear in the index string in an order that will produce a meaningful set of index entries.
    Ex: The pressures of the marketplace mean that any vital facility must be offered by all of the major hosts.
    Ex: Research publication had to adopt the same economic model as trade publication, and research libraries the world over paid the hefty price = Las publicaciones científicas tuvieron que adoptar el mismo modelo económico que las publicaciones comerciales y las bibliotecas universitarias de todo el mundo pagaron un precio elevado.
    Ex: We have the right and responsibility to make wise decisions in 'times of consequence'.
    Ex: We want Robyn to write about really meaty issues every week, instead of talking about spousal abuse.
    Ex: He has published seminal papers on automated cataloging and authority control in Library Journal, Library Quarterly, and Journal of Library Automation.
    * acontecimiento importante = milestone, red carpet event.
    * considerar importante = hold + Nombre + dear.
    * continuar siendo importante = remain + big.
    * economizar en cosas importantes y derrochar en nimiedades = penny wise, pound foolish.
    * el último pero no el menos importante = the last but by no means least.
    * es importante destacar = importantly.
    * evento importante = milestone.
    * hacer que sea importante = render + important.
    * hacerse cada vez más importante = increase in + importance.
    * la parte más importante = the heart of.
    * llegar a un momento importante en + Posesivo + historia = reach + milestone.
    * lo más importante = most of all.
    * lo que es más importante = most importantly, more importantly, most of all, most important.
    * lo que es muy importante = importantly.
    * más importante = foremost.
    * más importante aun = more significantly.
    * menos importante, el = least, the.
    * muy importante = critical, very importantly, big time.
    * poco importante = small-time.
    * por último pero no menos importante = last but not least.
    * sentirse importante = feel + important.
    * ser Algo muy importante = loom + large.
    * ser cada vez más importante = increase in + importance.
    * ser importante = be of importance, be of consequence.
    * suceso importante = critical incident.
    * suma importante = princely sum.
    * último pero no el menos importante, el = final and not the least important, the.
    * uno de los + Nombre + más importante = not the least + Nombre, not the least of + Nombre.

    * * *
    1 ‹noticia/persona› important; ‹acontecimiento/cambio› important, significant
    tengo algo importante que decirte I have something important to tell you
    ¿qué dice la carta? — nada importante what does the letter say? — nothing of any importance o nothing much
    lo importante es participar the important thing is to take part
    es importante que vayas it's important that you go
    2 ‹pérdidas› serious, considerable; ‹cantidad› considerable, significant
    una importante suma de dinero a large o considerable o significant sum of money
    la tormenta causó importantes daños the storm caused severe o considerable damage
    un número importante de ciudadanos a significant o considerable o large number of citizens
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    algo importante    
    importante
    importante adjetivo
    a)noticia/persona important;

    acontecimiento/cambio important, significant;
    dárselas de or hacerse el importante to give oneself airs

    daños severe, considerable;
    cantidad considerable, significant
    importante adjetivo important, significant: un importante geólogo dará la conferencia, a noted geologist will give the lecture
    una cantidad importante, a considerable amount
    ' importante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bonita
    - bonito
    - categoría
    - ciudad
    - comodidad
    - consignar
    - cosa
    - cualquiera
    - despreciable
    - eje
    - eslabón
    - floricultura
    - gorda
    - gordo
    - historia
    - histórica
    - histórico
    - inmediatez
    - menos
    - nada
    - núcleo
    - opinar
    - personaje
    - pintar
    - poderosa
    - poderoso
    - reseñar
    - sabrosa
    - sabroso
    - salario
    - señalada
    - señalado
    - señor
    - suma
    - sustancial
    - sustantiva
    - sustantivo
    - tomo
    - viso
    - indiferente
    - notable
    - papel
    - parecer
    - personalidad
    - pez
    - que
    - trascendental
    - trascendente
    - un
    - visita
    English:
    amount to
    - appreciable
    - armory
    - armoury
    - assassin
    - assassination
    - big
    - consideration
    - depreciate
    - edit
    - flagship
    - grain
    - grand
    - great
    - head-hunt
    - high
    - if
    - important
    - increasingly
    - large
    - last
    - leading
    - least
    - major
    - mean
    - morality
    - prominent
    - significant
    - sponsor
    - thing
    - VIP
    - weighty
    - assassinate
    - come
    - considerable
    - feature
    - feel
    - first
    - foremost
    - name
    - priority
    - strongly
    - substantial
    * * *
    1. [destacado, significativo] important;
    el descontento está adquiriendo proporciones importantes dissatisfaction is becoming widespread;
    ocupa un cargo importante en el ministerio he has an important job at the ministry;
    ella es muy importante para mí she's very important to me;
    lo importante es hacerlo despacio the important thing is to do it slowly;
    no te preocupes, lo importante es que tengas buena salud don't worry, the most important thing is for you to be healthy;
    dárselas de importante, hacerse el/la importante to give oneself airs, to act all important
    2. [cantidad] considerable;
    [lesión] serious;
    una cantidad importante de dinero a significant o considerable sum of money;
    * * *
    adj important
    * * *
    : important
    * * *
    1. (en general) important
    2. (considerable) considerable

    Spanish-English dictionary > importante

  • 5 sobrepasar

    v.
    1 to exceed.
    2 to surpass, to get beyond, to exceed, to top.
    Antonio sobrepasó los límites Anthony surpassed the limits.
    3 to overtake, to be overpassing, to move past, to overpass.
    El auto sobrepasó a Ricardo The car overtook Richard.
    * * *
    1 to exceed, surpass, be in excess of
    2 (competición) to beat
    * * *
    verb
    to surpass, exceed
    * * *
    1.
    VT [+ límite, esperanzas] to exceed; [+ rival, récord] to beat; [+ pista de aterrizaje] to overshoot
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <nivel/cantidad> to exceed, go above

    sobrepasar el límite de velocidadto exceed o go over o break the speed limit

    sobrepasó el tiempo permitido en 2 segundosshe went over o exceeded the time allowed by 2 seconds

    b) < persona> ( en capacidad) to outstrip; ( en altura) to overtake
    c) (Aviac) < pista> to overshoot
    2.
    sobrepasarse v pron
    a) ( excederse)
    b) ( propasarse) to go too far
    * * *
    = outrun [out-run], outweigh, surpass, go far beyond, extend + far beyond, go over, top, outbalance, overstep, go + past.
    Ex. But he was wiry and wily, too, and he could often out-run, track, back-track, double-back, and finally dodge unseen in the subway.
    Ex. It may be decided that the practical impediments to the distribution and assignment of such numbers outweigh their potential usefulness.
    Ex. The advantages of the system far surpass any disadvantages.
    Ex. These changes in the physical form of the catalog have implications which go far beyond changes in form or even in improvements in speed and convenience to the catalog user.
    Ex. We have seen that the relationships of the Publications Office with the institutions and other bodies of the European Communities may in theory, but do not yet in practice extend far beyond those with the six managing institutions.
    Ex. Unless corrective action is taken the library will go over the budgeted amount in that category.
    Ex. As public library circ declines, spending continues to top inflation.
    Ex. The large profits to be made in this field will outbalance the problems that may lie ahead.
    Ex. Permission is not sought when purchasing other categories of materials and so the board is overstepping its policy and fiscal authority and assuming management responsibilities.
    Ex. Unfortunately, its conclusions are completely pedestrian, rarely going past the fact that there were old people in England in the late Middle Ages.
    ----
    * sobrepasar con creces = be well in excess of.
    * sobrepasar las posibilidades de Alguien = be beyond + Posesivo + capabilities.
    * sobrepasarse = overreach + Reflexivo.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <nivel/cantidad> to exceed, go above

    sobrepasar el límite de velocidadto exceed o go over o break the speed limit

    sobrepasó el tiempo permitido en 2 segundosshe went over o exceeded the time allowed by 2 seconds

    b) < persona> ( en capacidad) to outstrip; ( en altura) to overtake
    c) (Aviac) < pista> to overshoot
    2.
    sobrepasarse v pron
    a) ( excederse)
    b) ( propasarse) to go too far
    * * *
    = outrun [out-run], outweigh, surpass, go far beyond, extend + far beyond, go over, top, outbalance, overstep, go + past.

    Ex: But he was wiry and wily, too, and he could often out-run, track, back-track, double-back, and finally dodge unseen in the subway.

    Ex: It may be decided that the practical impediments to the distribution and assignment of such numbers outweigh their potential usefulness.
    Ex: The advantages of the system far surpass any disadvantages.
    Ex: These changes in the physical form of the catalog have implications which go far beyond changes in form or even in improvements in speed and convenience to the catalog user.
    Ex: We have seen that the relationships of the Publications Office with the institutions and other bodies of the European Communities may in theory, but do not yet in practice extend far beyond those with the six managing institutions.
    Ex: Unless corrective action is taken the library will go over the budgeted amount in that category.
    Ex: As public library circ declines, spending continues to top inflation.
    Ex: The large profits to be made in this field will outbalance the problems that may lie ahead.
    Ex: Permission is not sought when purchasing other categories of materials and so the board is overstepping its policy and fiscal authority and assuming management responsibilities.
    Ex: Unfortunately, its conclusions are completely pedestrian, rarely going past the fact that there were old people in England in the late Middle Ages.
    * sobrepasar con creces = be well in excess of.
    * sobrepasar las posibilidades de Alguien = be beyond + Posesivo + capabilities.
    * sobrepasarse = overreach + Reflexivo.

    * * *
    sobrepasar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹nivel/cantidad› to exceed, go above
    sobrepasar el límite de velocidad to exceed o go over o break the speed limit
    sobrepasaron los límites establecidos por las autoridades they went beyond o exceeded the limits set by the authorities
    sobrepasó el tiempo permitido en 2 segundos she went over o exceeded the time allowed by 2 seconds
    en marzo las entradas sobrepasaron $100.000 income in March topped o exceeded $100,000
    sobrepasar la barrera del sonido to break the sound barrier
    2 ‹persona› (en capacidad) to outstrip; (en altura) to overtake
    3 ( Aviac) ‹pista› to overshoot
    1
    (excederse): me he sobrepasado en los gastos I've overspent
    2 (propasarse) to go too far
    * * *

     

    sobrepasar ( conjugate sobrepasar) verbo transitivo
    a)nivel/cantidad to exceed, go above;

    sobrepasar el límite de velocidad to exceed o go over the speed limit


    ( en altura) to overtake
    sobrepasar verbo transitivo
    1 (un límite, una cantidad) to exceed: no debemos sobrepasar ciertos límites, we must not go beyond certain limits
    2 (aventajar) to be ahead of: te sobrepasa en altura, he's already taller than you
    ' sobrepasar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adelantar
    - pasar
    - rebasar
    - traspasar
    English:
    exceed
    - out
    - over
    - pass
    - transgress
    * * *
    vt
    1. [exceder] to exceed;
    su sueldo no sobrepasa el de sus compañeros his pay is no higher than that of his colleagues;
    sobrepasó la barrera del sonido it broke the sound barrier;
    en este caso, la realidad sobrepasa a la ficción in this instance, reality is stranger than fiction
    2. [aventajar]
    me sobrepasa en altura he's taller than me;
    lo sobrepasa en inteligencia she's more intelligent than he is
    * * *
    v/t exceed, surpass;
    me sobrepasa en altura he is taller than me
    * * *
    : to exceed, to surpass
    * * *
    1. (cantidad, límite) to exceed
    2. (récord) to beat [pt. beat; pp. beaten]

    Spanish-English dictionary > sobrepasar

  • 6 sonido

    m.
    sound.
    sonido vocálico vowel sound
    * * *
    1 sound
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino sound
    * * *
    = sound, ringing, audio, ring, bleeping sound, chime.
    Nota: De timbre, campana, reloj, móvil o similar.
    Ex. A carrier is a physical medium in which data, sound, images, etc., are stored.
    Ex. The mere ringing of the telephone and the necessary conversation on it create a considerable level of noise.
    Ex. There is also a further dilemma concerning formats such as film and audio which have tended to receive a lower profile in the library world (too awkward, too cluttered with copyright restrictions, too technically instable).
    Ex. Pricing is a difficult concept for librarians since we hear no clear ring of the cash register, but it is also problematic for retailers.
    Ex. At some pelican crossings there is a bleeping sound to indicate to blind or partially-sighted people when the steady green figure is showing.
    Ex. After hearing the chimes, dial your ten-digit customer identification number.
    ----
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * amplificador de sonido = audio amplifier.
    * barrera del sonido = sound barrier.
    * calidad del sonido = sound quality.
    * canal de sonido = sound channel.
    * cartucho de sonido = sound cartridge.
    * casete para grabación de sonido = sound cassette.
    * CD de sonido = audio CD, CD-audio.
    * cinta de sonido = tape, phonotape.
    * colección de sonido = sound collection.
    * emitir un sonido = emit + sound.
    * equipo de sonido = sound system, hi-fi system.
    * fichero de sonido = audio file, sound file.
    * fichero de sonido simultáneo = streaming audio.
    * gesticular palabras con la boca sin emitir sonido = mouth.
    * imágenes y sonidos = sights and sounds.
    * ingeniero de sonido = sound engineer.
    * romper la barrera del sonido = break + the sound barrier.
    * sintetizador de sonidos = sound synthesiser.
    * sistema de sonido cuadrafónico = quadrophonic system.
    * sonido alto = loud noise.
    * sonido cuadrofónico = surround sound.
    * sonido de llamada = ringtone.
    * sonido envolvente = surround sound.
    * sonido estéreo = stereo sound.
    * sonido estereofónico = stereo sound, stereophonic sound.
    * sonido silábico = syllabic sound.
    * sonido vocálico = vowel sound, vocalic sound, vowel-like sound.
    * tarjeta de sonido = sound card.
    * técnico de sonido = sound technician.
    * transposición de los sonidos = slip of the tongue, spoonerism.
    * velocidad del sonido, la = speed of sound, the.
    * vídeo con sonido = audio video.
    * * *
    masculino sound
    * * *
    = sound, ringing, audio, ring, bleeping sound, chime.
    Nota: De timbre, campana, reloj, móvil o similar.

    Ex: A carrier is a physical medium in which data, sound, images, etc., are stored.

    Ex: The mere ringing of the telephone and the necessary conversation on it create a considerable level of noise.
    Ex: There is also a further dilemma concerning formats such as film and audio which have tended to receive a lower profile in the library world (too awkward, too cluttered with copyright restrictions, too technically instable).
    Ex: Pricing is a difficult concept for librarians since we hear no clear ring of the cash register, but it is also problematic for retailers.
    Ex: At some pelican crossings there is a bleeping sound to indicate to blind or partially-sighted people when the steady green figure is showing.
    Ex: After hearing the chimes, dial your ten-digit customer identification number.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * amplificador de sonido = audio amplifier.
    * barrera del sonido = sound barrier.
    * calidad del sonido = sound quality.
    * canal de sonido = sound channel.
    * cartucho de sonido = sound cartridge.
    * casete para grabación de sonido = sound cassette.
    * CD de sonido = audio CD, CD-audio.
    * cinta de sonido = tape, phonotape.
    * colección de sonido = sound collection.
    * emitir un sonido = emit + sound.
    * equipo de sonido = sound system, hi-fi system.
    * fichero de sonido = audio file, sound file.
    * fichero de sonido simultáneo = streaming audio.
    * gesticular palabras con la boca sin emitir sonido = mouth.
    * imágenes y sonidos = sights and sounds.
    * ingeniero de sonido = sound engineer.
    * romper la barrera del sonido = break + the sound barrier.
    * sintetizador de sonidos = sound synthesiser.
    * sistema de sonido cuadrafónico = quadrophonic system.
    * sonido alto = loud noise.
    * sonido cuadrofónico = surround sound.
    * sonido de llamada = ringtone.
    * sonido envolvente = surround sound.
    * sonido estéreo = stereo sound.
    * sonido estereofónico = stereo sound, stereophonic sound.
    * sonido silábico = syllabic sound.
    * sonido vocálico = vowel sound, vocalic sound, vowel-like sound.
    * tarjeta de sonido = sound card.
    * técnico de sonido = sound technician.
    * transposición de los sonidos = slip of the tongue, spoonerism.
    * velocidad del sonido, la = speed of sound, the.
    * vídeo con sonido = audio video.

    * * *
    sound
    Compuesto:
    quadraphonic sound
    * * *

     

    sonido sustantivo masculino
    sound
    sonido sustantivo masculino sound
    equipo de sonido, sound equipment
    ' sonido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aguda
    - agudo
    - alta
    - alto
    - barrera
    - bramido
    - chillón
    - chillona
    - conservar
    - continuamente
    - débil
    - deliciosa
    - delicioso
    - deslucir
    - digital
    - emitir
    - filtro
    - graznido
    - hueca
    - hueco
    - oír
    - paso
    - registrar
    - reproducción
    - reproducir
    - resonancia
    - risa
    - rumor
    - simular
    - son
    - sorda
    - sordo
    - suavizar
    - tarjeta
    - timbre
    - trallazo
    - traspasar
    - triquitraque
    - volumen
    - voz
    - agudeza
    - amortiguar
    - apagado
    - áspero
    - bip
    - claridad
    - claro
    - continuo
    - crac
    - debilitar
    English:
    absorb
    - amplify
    - audio
    - background
    - bang
    - boohoo
    - boom
    - brassy
    - burr
    - buzz
    - carry
    - chink
    - clang
    - clank
    - clash
    - click
    - come through
    - convey
    - crew
    - deaden
    - deepen
    - detect
    - die away
    - dull
    - emit
    - equalizer
    - fade
    - faint
    - harsh
    - hear
    - hi-fi
    - hollow
    - inarticulate
    - jangle
    - knock
    - mellow
    - mixer
    - muffle
    - muffled
    - muted
    - obtrusive
    - odd-sounding
    - penetrating
    - piercing
    - playback
    - pow
    - puff
    - record
    - recorded
    - ring
    * * *
    sonido nm
    sound
    * * *
    m sound
    * * *
    sonido nm
    : sound
    * * *
    sonido n sound

    Spanish-English dictionary > sonido

  • 7 superar

    v.
    1 to beat.
    queremos superar los resultados del año pasado we want to improve on o beat last year's results
    me superó por dos décimas de segundo she beat me by two tenths of a second
    superar algo/a alguien en algo to beat something/somebody for something
    nos superan en número they outnumber us
    me supera en altura/inteligencia he's taller/cleverer than me
    2 to overtake, to pass.
    3 to overcome.
    superar un examen to get through an exam
    tener algo superado to have got over something
    Ellos superan la adversidad They overcome adversity.
    4 to surpass, to exceed, to best, to excel.
    María supera a sus colegas Mary surpasses her colleagues.
    5 to outdo, to win over.
    * * *
    1 (exceder) to surpass, exceed, excel
    2 (obstáculo etc) to overcome, surmount
    1 (sobrepasarse) to excel oneself
    2 (mejorarse) to improve oneself, better oneself
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=aventajar) [+ contrincante, adversario] to overcome; [+ límite] to go beyond; [+ récord, marca] to break

    superar a algn en algo: superó al adversario en cuatro puntos — she beat her opponent by four points

    2) (=pasar con éxito) [+ dificultad] to overcome; [+ enfermedad, crisis] to get over
    3) [+ etapa] to get past
    4) [+ prueba, examen] to pass
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (ser superior a, mayor que) to exceed, go beyond
    b) ( mejorar) < marca> to beat
    2)
    a) (vencer, sobreponerse a) <timidez/dificultad/etapa> to overcome; < trauma> to get over
    b) (frml) <examen/prueba> to pass
    2.
    superarse v pron to better oneself
    * * *
    = beat, circumvent, go beyond, outperform [out-perform], outweigh, overcome, overtake, score over, outgrow, surpass, survive, go far beyond, extend + far beyond, top, outbalance, outrank, weather, get through, one-up, outwit, outdo, outsmart, ride out, exceed, outfox, go + past, outrun [out-run], best, trump, move on from, go + one better.
    Ex. It would certainly beat the usual file clerk.
    Ex. Plainly, the familiarization stage is circumvented in a computer-based indexing system with machine-assigned terms.
    Ex. Maybe the answer is some kind of localized Ceefax or Oracle information service that could be obtained free through one's television set but went beyond the mainly trivia that these services currently provide.
    Ex. Numerous experiment have tried to determine if free-text searching outperform searching with the aid of a controlled index language.
    Ex. It may be decided that the practical impediments to the distribution and assignment of such numbers outweigh their potential usefulness.
    Ex. Analytical cataloguing seeks to overcome physical packaging.
    Ex. Why have card-based systems been overtaken by computer databases?.
    Ex. A Permuterm index scores over a Double-KWIC index in that it avoids repetitive printing of one title.
    Ex. We outgrow the school, we cannot outgrow the library.
    Ex. The advantages of the system far surpass any disadvantages.
    Ex. The chairwoman of the board had decided that as part of the screening process those who had successfully survived the initial winnowing should furnish the board with tangible evidence of how they might perform on a specific assignment.
    Ex. These changes in the physical form of the catalog have implications which go far beyond changes in form or even in improvements in speed and convenience to the catalog user.
    Ex. We have seen that the relationships of the Publications Office with the institutions and other bodies of the European Communities may in theory, but do not yet in practice extend far beyond those with the six managing institutions.
    Ex. As public library circ declines, spending continues to top inflation.
    Ex. The large profits to be made in this field will outbalance the problems that may lie ahead.
    Ex. One node in the star graphic completely outranks the others, while the other six themselves are interchangeable.
    Ex. The small publishers seem to be weathering the industry changes, and have expectations of growth.
    Ex. I think that the so-called average person often exhibits a great deal of heroism in getting through an ordinary day.
    Ex. This remake of William Castle's action adventure adds a genuinely supernatural plot to the old story of the duplicitous wife scheming to kill her husband but being one-upped by his even more ingenious counterplots.
    Ex. Two dangerous trysts are spied upon by a third and hostile party, whose presence is detected by the lovers who act in consort to outwit him.
    Ex. This novel is narrated by William, an underachiever who is constantly outdone by his charming and lovable identical twin brother.
    Ex. Smart and speedy start-ups blindside mature companies with their inventiveness then grow up into mature companies and are outsmarted in their turn.
    Ex. Without any significant restructuring, the LIS programme in Iran will provide little in the way of riding out the rapid transition that the field is currently experiencing.
    Ex. In the same way, files of item record cards can be difficult to manage if the file size exceeds, say, 2000 cards.
    Ex. It also led to a continuing guerilla war between the authorities and caricaturists who sought to evade, outfox, or entirely defy them.
    Ex. Unfortunately, its conclusions are completely pedestrian, rarely going past the fact that there were old people in England in the late Middle Ages.
    Ex. But he was wiry and wily, too, and he could often out-run, track, back-track, double-back, and finally dodge unseen in the subway.
    Ex. Back in 2001, the tossed salad they prepared fed some 5,000, which then bested the record held by a community in Utah in the United States.
    Ex. If prejudice is allowed to trump the rights that all citizens should enjoy, then everyone's freedoms are ultimately endangered.
    Ex. He is moving on from the past and looking forward to a tremendous future helping to educate parents from his personal experiences.
    Ex. I think Murray will go one better than Wimbledon, but will lose to Federer again in the final.
    ----
    * ayudar a superar = get + Nombre + through.
    * capaz de adaptarse y superar adversidades = resilient.
    * con el propósito de superarse uno mismo = self-improvement-oriented.
    * nada supera a = nothing beats....
    * no superar la prueba de = not stand the test of.
    * ser difícil de superar = take + some beating.
    * sin ser superado = unsurpassed.
    * superar Algo = put + Nombre + behind.
    * superar barreras = hurdle + barriers.
    * superar el intento = resist + effort.
    * superar el miedo = overcome + Posesivo + fear, conquer + fear.
    * superar el nerviosismo = overcome + nervousness.
    * superar el problema de credibilidad = overcome + credibility gap.
    * superar en número = outnumber.
    * superar la barrera del tiempo = cross + time barriers.
    * superar la etapa de = move on from.
    * superar las expectativas = exceed + expectations.
    * superarse a sí mismo = pull + Reflexivo + up(wards) by + Posesivo + (own) bootstraps.
    * superarse a Uno Mismo = make + the best of + Reflexivo.
    * superarse para hacer frente a Algo = rise to + meet.
    * superar una barrera = conquer + barrier.
    * superar una crisis = ford + crisis, survive + crisis.
    * superar una deficiencia = overcome + weakness.
    * superar una dificultad = overcome + difficulty, get over + difficulty.
    * superar una limitación = overcome + limitation, tackle + limitation.
    * superar un análisis minucioso = stand up to + scrutiny, stand up to + examination.
    * superar una situación difícil = weather + the bumpy ride, weather + the storm.
    * superar un examen = pass + examination, pass + an exam.
    * superar un obstáculo = overcome + obstacle, jump over + hurdle, overcome + barrier, conquer + barrier.
    * superar un peligro = overcome + danger.
    * superar un problema = surmount + problem, conquer + problem, get over + problem.
    * verse superado sólo por = be second only to.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (ser superior a, mayor que) to exceed, go beyond
    b) ( mejorar) < marca> to beat
    2)
    a) (vencer, sobreponerse a) <timidez/dificultad/etapa> to overcome; < trauma> to get over
    b) (frml) <examen/prueba> to pass
    2.
    superarse v pron to better oneself
    * * *
    = beat, circumvent, go beyond, outperform [out-perform], outweigh, overcome, overtake, score over, outgrow, surpass, survive, go far beyond, extend + far beyond, top, outbalance, outrank, weather, get through, one-up, outwit, outdo, outsmart, ride out, exceed, outfox, go + past, outrun [out-run], best, trump, move on from, go + one better.

    Ex: It would certainly beat the usual file clerk.

    Ex: Plainly, the familiarization stage is circumvented in a computer-based indexing system with machine-assigned terms.
    Ex: Maybe the answer is some kind of localized Ceefax or Oracle information service that could be obtained free through one's television set but went beyond the mainly trivia that these services currently provide.
    Ex: Numerous experiment have tried to determine if free-text searching outperform searching with the aid of a controlled index language.
    Ex: It may be decided that the practical impediments to the distribution and assignment of such numbers outweigh their potential usefulness.
    Ex: Analytical cataloguing seeks to overcome physical packaging.
    Ex: Why have card-based systems been overtaken by computer databases?.
    Ex: A Permuterm index scores over a Double-KWIC index in that it avoids repetitive printing of one title.
    Ex: We outgrow the school, we cannot outgrow the library.
    Ex: The advantages of the system far surpass any disadvantages.
    Ex: The chairwoman of the board had decided that as part of the screening process those who had successfully survived the initial winnowing should furnish the board with tangible evidence of how they might perform on a specific assignment.
    Ex: These changes in the physical form of the catalog have implications which go far beyond changes in form or even in improvements in speed and convenience to the catalog user.
    Ex: We have seen that the relationships of the Publications Office with the institutions and other bodies of the European Communities may in theory, but do not yet in practice extend far beyond those with the six managing institutions.
    Ex: As public library circ declines, spending continues to top inflation.
    Ex: The large profits to be made in this field will outbalance the problems that may lie ahead.
    Ex: One node in the star graphic completely outranks the others, while the other six themselves are interchangeable.
    Ex: The small publishers seem to be weathering the industry changes, and have expectations of growth.
    Ex: I think that the so-called average person often exhibits a great deal of heroism in getting through an ordinary day.
    Ex: This remake of William Castle's action adventure adds a genuinely supernatural plot to the old story of the duplicitous wife scheming to kill her husband but being one-upped by his even more ingenious counterplots.
    Ex: Two dangerous trysts are spied upon by a third and hostile party, whose presence is detected by the lovers who act in consort to outwit him.
    Ex: This novel is narrated by William, an underachiever who is constantly outdone by his charming and lovable identical twin brother.
    Ex: Smart and speedy start-ups blindside mature companies with their inventiveness then grow up into mature companies and are outsmarted in their turn.
    Ex: Without any significant restructuring, the LIS programme in Iran will provide little in the way of riding out the rapid transition that the field is currently experiencing.
    Ex: In the same way, files of item record cards can be difficult to manage if the file size exceeds, say, 2000 cards.
    Ex: It also led to a continuing guerilla war between the authorities and caricaturists who sought to evade, outfox, or entirely defy them.
    Ex: Unfortunately, its conclusions are completely pedestrian, rarely going past the fact that there were old people in England in the late Middle Ages.
    Ex: But he was wiry and wily, too, and he could often out-run, track, back-track, double-back, and finally dodge unseen in the subway.
    Ex: Back in 2001, the tossed salad they prepared fed some 5,000, which then bested the record held by a community in Utah in the United States.
    Ex: If prejudice is allowed to trump the rights that all citizens should enjoy, then everyone's freedoms are ultimately endangered.
    Ex: He is moving on from the past and looking forward to a tremendous future helping to educate parents from his personal experiences.
    Ex: I think Murray will go one better than Wimbledon, but will lose to Federer again in the final.
    * ayudar a superar = get + Nombre + through.
    * capaz de adaptarse y superar adversidades = resilient.
    * con el propósito de superarse uno mismo = self-improvement-oriented.
    * nada supera a = nothing beats....
    * no superar la prueba de = not stand the test of.
    * ser difícil de superar = take + some beating.
    * sin ser superado = unsurpassed.
    * superar Algo = put + Nombre + behind.
    * superar barreras = hurdle + barriers.
    * superar el intento = resist + effort.
    * superar el miedo = overcome + Posesivo + fear, conquer + fear.
    * superar el nerviosismo = overcome + nervousness.
    * superar el problema de credibilidad = overcome + credibility gap.
    * superar en número = outnumber.
    * superar la barrera del tiempo = cross + time barriers.
    * superar la etapa de = move on from.
    * superar las expectativas = exceed + expectations.
    * superarse a sí mismo = pull + Reflexivo + up(wards) by + Posesivo + (own) bootstraps.
    * superarse a Uno Mismo = make + the best of + Reflexivo.
    * superarse para hacer frente a Algo = rise to + meet.
    * superar una barrera = conquer + barrier.
    * superar una crisis = ford + crisis, survive + crisis.
    * superar una deficiencia = overcome + weakness.
    * superar una dificultad = overcome + difficulty, get over + difficulty.
    * superar una limitación = overcome + limitation, tackle + limitation.
    * superar un análisis minucioso = stand up to + scrutiny, stand up to + examination.
    * superar una situación difícil = weather + the bumpy ride, weather + the storm.
    * superar un examen = pass + examination, pass + an exam.
    * superar un obstáculo = overcome + obstacle, jump over + hurdle, overcome + barrier, conquer + barrier.
    * superar un peligro = overcome + danger.
    * superar un problema = surmount + problem, conquer + problem, get over + problem.
    * verse superado sólo por = be second only to.

    * * *
    superar [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (ser superior a, mayor que) to exceed, go beyond
    un éxito que supera todas las expectativas a success which goes beyond o exceeds o surpasses all expectations
    la realidad supera a la ficción fact o truth is stranger than fiction
    el horror de estas escenas supera todo lo imaginable the horror of these scenes goes beyond anything one could imagine
    nadie lo supera en experiencia ni habilidad nobody can surpass him in experience or skill, nobody can surpass his experience or skill
    nos superan en número they outnumber us
    supera en estatura a su hermano mayor he's taller than his elder brother
    supera en tres puntos la cifra de ayer it is three points higher than yesterday's figure, it surpasses yesterday's figure by three points
    2 (mejorar) to beat
    logró superar su propio récord he managed to beat his own record
    ese método está totalmente superado that method has been completely superseded
    B
    1 (vencer, sobreponerse a) ‹timidez/dificultad/etapa› to overcome
    trata de superar estas diferencias try to overcome o get over these differences
    no ha logrado superar el trauma que le supuso el accidente he has not got(ten) over the trauma of the accident
    ya hemos superado la etapa más difícil we've already got(ten) through o over the most difficult stage
    hace tres meses que rompimos pero ya lo tengo superado we split up three months ago but I've got(ten) over it o I'm over it now
    2 ( frml); ‹examen/prueba› to pass
    to better oneself
    * * *

     

    superar ( conjugate superar) verbo transitivo
    1


    nadie lo supera en experiencia no one has more experience than him;
    supera en estatura a su hermano he's taller than his brother
    b) ( mejorar) ‹ marca to beat

    2
    a) (vencer, sobreponerse a) ‹timidez/dificultad/etapa to overcome;

    trauma to get over
    b) (frml) ‹examen/prueba to pass

    superarse verbo pronominal
    to better oneself
    superar verbo transitivo
    1 (estar por encima de) to exceed: tu hermana te supera en altura, your sister is taller than you
    la temperatura superó los treinta grados, the temperature rose above thirty degrees
    (expectativas) esto supera todo lo imaginado, this defies the imagination
    (un récord, una marca) to beat, break
    2 (pasar, sobreponerse) to overcome
    (un examen) to pass, get through
    ' superar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atonía
    - ganar
    - sacar
    - salir
    - salvar
    - sobreponerse
    - vencer
    - volver
    - cabeza
    - creces
    - exceder
    - marca
    English:
    beat
    - beating
    - carry through
    - coast
    - corner
    - deal with
    - excel
    - get over
    - get past
    - handicap
    - improve on
    - outdo
    - outnumber
    - overcome
    - overtake
    - pull through
    - surmount
    - surpass
    - top
    - exceed
    - get
    - negotiate
    - out
    - over
    - rise
    - shrug
    - survive
    - transcend
    * * *
    vt
    1. [aventajar] to beat;
    superar algo/a alguien en algo to beat sth/sb for sth;
    nos superan en número they outnumber us;
    me supera en altura/inteligencia he's taller/cleverer than me
    2. [sobrepasar] [récord] to break;
    queremos superar los resultados del año pasado we want to improve on o beat last year's results;
    me superó por dos décimas de segundo she beat me by two tenths of a second
    3. [adelantar] to overtake, to pass;
    superó a su rival en la recta final she overtook her rival on the home straight
    4. [época, técnica]
    estar superado to have been superseded
    5. [complejo, crisis, enfermedad] to overcome, to get over;
    no ha superado la pérdida de su mujer he has not overcome the loss of his wife;
    tener algo superado to have got over sth
    6. [examen, prueba] to pass
    * * *
    v/t persona beat; límite go beyond, exceed; obstáculo overcome, surmount
    * * *
    1) : to surpass, to exceed
    2) : to overcome, to surmount
    * * *
    1. (vencer problema, etc) to overcome [pt. overcame; pp. overcome]
    2. (pasar) to pass
    3. (ser mejor) to be better / to surpass
    4. (ser más) to be more / to be over
    el porcentaje de aprobados supera el 85% the percentage of passes is over 85%

    Spanish-English dictionary > superar

  • 8 espacio

    m.
    1 space.
    no tengo mucho espacio I don't have much room
    por espacio de over a period of
    espacio aéreo air space
    espacio verde green area
    2 program (radio & television) (programa independiente).
    espacio electoral party political broadcast
    espacio publicitario advertising slot
    3 room, available space, space.
    4 character space.
    5 spatium, crevice.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: espaciar.
    * * *
    1 (gen) space
    2 (que se ocupa) space, room
    3 (de tiempo) period, space
    4 (programa) programme (US program)
    \
    a doble espacio double-spaced
    por espacio de... for...
    doble espacio double spacing
    espacio aéreo air space
    espacio radiofónico radio programme (US program)
    espacio televisivo TV programme (US program)
    espacio verde open space, green space
    espacio vital living space
    * * *
    noun m.
    2) room
    3) period, length
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Astron, Fís, Aer) space

    espacio exterior, espacio extraterrestre — outer space

    2) (=sitio) room, space

    no hay espacio para tantas sillasthere isn't room o space for so many chairs

    ¿me haces un espacio para que me siente? — can you make a bit of room o space for me to sit down?

    3) (=superficie) space

    espacio vital — (Pol) living space; [de persona] living space

    4) [en un escrito] space

    un texto mecanografiado a un espacio/a doble espacio — a single-spaced/double-spaced typescript

    escríbelo a un espacio/a doble espacio — type it with single spacing/double spacing

    espacio interlineal — interlinear spacing, inter-line spacing

    5) [de tiempo] space
    6) (Radio, TV) [en la programación] slot; (=programa) programme, program (EEUU)

    espacio electoral party political broadcast

    espacio publicitario — advertising spot, commercial

    7) (Mús) interval
    8) †† (=tardanza) delay, slowness
    * * *
    1)
    a) (amplitud, capacidad) space, room
    b) (entre líneas, palabras) space; ( entre objetos) space, gap

    un folio mecanografiado a doble espacio/a un espacio — a sheet of double-spaced/single-spaced typing

    c) (recinto, área) area
    2) (Espac)
    3) ( de tiempo)

    por espacio de 24 horasfor 24 hours o for a period of 24 hours

    4)
    a) (Rad, TV) ( hueco) slot; ( programa) program*

    espacio deportivo/informativo — sports/news program

    b) (en periódico, revista) space
    * * *
    1)
    a) (amplitud, capacidad) space, room
    b) (entre líneas, palabras) space; ( entre objetos) space, gap

    un folio mecanografiado a doble espacio/a un espacio — a sheet of double-spaced/single-spaced typing

    c) (recinto, área) area
    2) (Espac)
    3) ( de tiempo)

    por espacio de 24 horasfor 24 hours o for a period of 24 hours

    4)
    a) (Rad, TV) ( hueco) slot; ( programa) program*

    espacio deportivo/informativo — sports/news program

    b) (en periódico, revista) space
    * * *
    espacio1
    1 = space.

    Ex: For example, 629.1388 in DC has to house all documents on Astronautics documents on Instrumentation, Earth satellites, Monkeys in space, Manned flights, and so on.

    * agricultura en el espacio = astroculture.
    * ciencias del espacio, las = space science(s), the.
    * ciencias sobre la vida en el espacio = space life sciences.
    * criatura del espacio = space monster.
    * cultivo en el espacio = astroculture.
    * espacio aéreo = airspace.
    * espacio exterior = outer space.
    * fotografía del espacio = space photograph.
    * NASA (Administración Nacional para la Aeronáutica y el Espacio) = NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

    espacio2
    2 = capacity, gap, room, slot, space, spacing, spaciousness, span, headroom, elbow room.

    Ex: Marginal storage cards normally have capacity for storing citations and abstracts.

    Ex: New editions will be essentially cumulations and therefore a longer gap will exist between editions.
    Ex: It then displays a screen with room to enter 28 copy numbers.
    Ex: These frames are of different types and have slots also of different types, which can be filled by other frames.
    Ex: There is only space to review briefly the special problems associated with the descriptive cataloguing of nonbook materials.
    Ex: Guidelines can be expected to discuss some or all of the following: instructions on the way in which abstracts are to be presented, e.g. typing, paper, layout, spacing.
    Ex: The overall plan of the library is to provide an atmosphere of spaciousness and calm, in contrast to the urban bustle outside = El proyecto general de la biblioteca es ofrecer un ambiente de amplitud y calma, en contraste con el bullicio urbano exterior.
    Ex: The disc held an 18-month span of data from CAB ABSTRACTS.
    Ex: I was also encouraged to read a subscriber to this list has over 40,000 items meaning this software has plenty of headroom = También me sentí animado al leer que un miembro de esta lista tiene más de 40.000 registros lo que significa que este software tiene bastante capacidad.
    Ex: People will work at a higher level when they have adequate elbow room for decision making.
    * acabarse el espacio = run out of + space.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * agotar el espacio = run out of + space.
    * ahorrar espacio = conserve + space, save + space.
    * ahorro de espacio = economy of space.
    * asignación de espacio = space allocation.
    * a un solo espacio = single-spaced.
    * barrera espacio-temporal = space-time barrier.
    * compartir espacio = share + space.
    * dejar espacio para = leave + room for.
    * derrochar espacio = waste + space.
    * desperdicio de espacio = space waster.
    * en el espacio = spatially.
    * en espacios cerrados = indoors.
    * en un corto espacio de tiempo = in a short space of time.
    * espacio abierto = open space.
    * espacio abierto público = public open space.
    * espacio al aire libre = outdoor space.
    * espacio cerrado = closed space.
    * espacio de almacenamiento = storage space.
    * espacio de almacenamiento en disco = drive storage space.
    * espacio dedicado a estanterías = stack space.
    * espacio destinado a encuentros de todo tipo = meeting space.
    * espacio de trabajo = workspace.
    * espacio en blanco = blank, blank space.
    * espacio en blanco final = trailing blank.
    * espacio en blanco inicial = beginning blank.
    * espacio en disco = disc space.
    * espacio entre columnas = intercolumn spacing.
    * Espacio Europeo para la Educación Superior (EEES) = European Space for Higher Education (ESHE).
    * espacio físico = physical facility, physical space.
    * espacio físico disponible = floor space.
    * espacio interlineal = interline spacing.
    * espacio interpersonal = personal boundaries.
    * espacio libre = vacant space.
    * espacio para las piernas = legroom.
    * espacio para los expositores = display space.
    * espacio para trabajar = workspace.
    * espacio personal = personal space, territorial space, personal space territory.
    * espacio privado = personal space, territorial space, personal space territory.
    * espacio público = public space, public area, commons.
    * espacio público común = commons.
    * espacio reservado para el estudio = study space.
    * espacio social = social space.
    * espacio territorial = territorial space.
    * espacio vacío = vacant space.
    * espacio virtual = virtual space.
    * espacio vital = life-space.
    * falta de espacio = tightness of space.
    * falto de espacio = cramped.
    * invasión del espacio personal = invasion of space.
    * limitaciones de espacio = space constraints.
    * mantenimiento de espacios exteriores = ground maintenance.
    * necesidades de espacio = space requirements.
    * ocupar espacio = occupy + space, take up + space, take up + room.
    * optimizar el espacio de almacenamiento = maximise + storage space.
    * problema de espacio = space problem.
    * que ocupa mucho espacio = space-consuming.
    * que ocupa poco espacio = space-saving.
    * relativo al espacio físico = spatial.
    * rellenar con ceros los espacios vacíos = zero fill.

    * * *
    A
    1 (amplitud, capacidad) space, room
    en el parque hay mucho espacio para jugar there is plenty of space to play in the park
    tus cosas ocupan demasiado espacio your things take up too much space o room
    aquí no cabe, no hay suficiente espacio it won't fit here, there isn't enough space o room
    2 (hueco — entre líneas, palabras) space; (— entre objetos) space, gap
    ocho folios mecanografiados a dos espacios or a doble espacio/a un espacio eight sheets of double-spaced/single-spaced typing
    rellenar los espacios en blanco fill in the blank spaces o the blanks
    deja un espacio entre los pupitres leave some space o a space o a gap between the desks
    3 (recinto, área) area
    un espacio cercado a fenced-off area
    espacios cerrados confined spaces o areas
    Compuestos:
    political niche, niche
    mpl open spaces (pl)
    mpl green spaces (pl)
    lebensraum, living space
    webspace
    B ( Espac):
    el espacio space
    Compuestos:
    airspace
    espacio exterior or sideral
    outer space
    C
    (de tiempo): en un corto espacio de tiempo in a short space of time
    los efectos persisten por espacio de 24 horas the effects last for 24 hours o for a period of 24 hours
    por espacio de varios años over a period of several years
    D
    1 (en la radio, televisión — hueco) slot; (— programa) program*
    espacio deportivo/informativo/musical sports/news/music program
    espacio publicitario advertising slot
    2 (en un periódico, revista) space
    * * *

     

    Del verbo espaciar: ( conjugate espaciar)

    espacio es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    espació es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    espaciar    
    espacio
    espacio sustantivo masculino
    1

    ocupan demasiado espacio they take up too much space o room

    b) (entre líneas, palabras) space;

    ( entre objetos) space, gap;
    rellenar los espacios en blanco fill in the blank spaces o the blanks

    c) (recinto, área) area

    2 (Espac):

    espacio aéreo airspace
    3 ( de tiempo):

    por espacio de 24 horas for 24 hours o for a period of 24 hours
    4
    a) (Rad, TV) ( programa) program( conjugate program);


    b) (en periódico, revista) space

    espaciar verbo transitivo to space out
    espacio sustantivo masculino
    1 space
    espacio aéreo, air space
    espacio sideral, outer space
    espacio vital, living space
    2 (periodo de tiempo) period
    3 (sitio) room: ocupa poco espacio, it takes little room
    4 Rad TV programme, US program
    ' espacio' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acordonar
    - agobiante
    - ámbito
    - amplitud
    - antes
    - aprovechada
    - aprovechado
    - área
    - blanca
    - blanco
    - cámping
    - conquista
    - después
    - discurso
    - en seguida
    - enseguida
    - estrecha
    - estrecho
    - evaporarse
    - extenderse
    - hasta
    - holgada
    - holgado
    - holgura
    - hueca
    - hueco
    - interlineal
    - linterna
    - margen
    - noche
    - ocupar
    - orientación
    - periodo
    - período
    - plaza
    - primera
    - primero
    - radio
    - reducida
    - reducido
    - remota
    - remoto
    - rincón
    - robar
    - rompecabezas
    - separación
    - sitio
    - sobrar
    - tapiar
    - temporada
    English:
    accommodate
    - ahead
    - bay
    - beyond
    - blank
    - breathing space
    - by
    - clearance
    - come into
    - confined
    - cyber space
    - elbow room
    - expanse
    - extension
    - fill
    - fit in
    - forward
    - gap
    - gate
    - go
    - headroom
    - in
    - length
    - long
    - near
    - on
    - outer space
    - party political broadcast
    - room
    - roomy
    - single-space
    - slot
    - smoky
    - space
    - space-saving
    - spacing
    - span
    - spot
    - stretch out
    - take
    - take up
    - throughout
    - towards
    - turn away
    - wide open
    - workspace
    - elbow
    - leg
    - maneuver
    - outer
    * * *
    1. [extensión física] space;
    la relación entre el espacio y el tiempo the relationship between space and time
    Fís espacio-tiempo space-time; Mat espacio vectorial vector space
    2. [hueco libre] space, room;
    hay espacio de sobra para construir una piscina there's plenty of space o room to build a swimming pool;
    no queda espacio en mi maleta there's no room (left) in my suitcase;
    deja más espacio entre las plantas leave more space o room between the plants
    espacio aéreo airspace;
    espacio vital living space;
    me falta espacio vital I need more space;
    Informát espacio Web Web space
    3. [lugar] space;
    no soporto los espacios cerrados I can't bear enclosed spaces
    espacio verde [grande] park; [pequeño] lawn, green
    4. [en texto] space;
    a dos espacios, a doble espacio double-spaced;
    cuatro folios a un espacio four single-spaced sheets
    espacio en blanco blank;
    rellene los espacios en blanco fill in the blanks;
    Informát espacio indivisible hard space
    5. [más allá de la Tierra]
    el espacio (outer) space;
    la conquista del espacio es todavía un sueño the conquest of (outer) space is still a dream
    espacio exterior outer space;
    espacio sideral outer space
    6. [radiofónico, televisivo] [programa independiente] programme;
    [dentro de otro programa] slot;
    espacios informativos news programmes;
    tiene un espacio en el programa de los sábados he has a slot on the Saturday programme
    espacio electoral Br party political broadcast, US political advertisement;
    espacio publicitario advertising slot, commercial
    7. [duración]
    cortaron el agua por espacio de dos horas the water was cut off for two hours;
    en un corto espacio de tiempo in a short space of time;
    en el espacio de tiempo que se tarda en escribir una postal in the time it takes to write a postcard
    * * *
    m
    1 space;
    espacio en blanco (blank) space;
    espacio de tiempo space of time;
    no tengo suficiente espacio I don’t have enough space o room;
    en el espacio de tres meses in the space of three months;
    por espacio de una hora for a full hour
    2 TV program, Br
    programme
    * * *
    1) : space, room
    2) : period, length (of time)
    3)
    espacio exterior : outer space
    * * *
    1. (en general) space
    2. (sitio) room
    3. (programa) programme

    Spanish-English dictionary > espacio

  • 9 Belice

    f.
    Belize.
    * * *
    1 Belize
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino Belize
    * * *
    = Belize.
    Ex. The book focuses on the barrier reef off the coast of Belize.
    * * *
    masculino Belize
    * * *

    Ex: The book focuses on the barrier reef off the coast of Belize.

    * * *
    Belize
    * * *
    Belize
    * * *
    m Belize

    Spanish-English dictionary > Belice

  • 10 Iglesia de Inglaterra, la

    = Church of England, the
    Ex. Which is a more effective location is a question that can be explored, but we do need to avoid the situation faced by other in situations developed in past ages, like the Church of England, whose physical plant (the church buildings) is over-provided for the denuded rural areas and under-provided for the city.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Iglesia de Inglaterra, la

  • 11 Inglaterra del período Isabelino

    Ex. Nor can we experience what it was like to be alive in an historical time -- in, say, Elizabethan England -- because the space-time barrier prevents it.
    * * *

    Ex: Nor can we experience what it was like to be alive in an historical time -- in, say, Elizabethan England -- because the space-time barrier prevents it.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Inglaterra del período Isabelino

  • 12 a

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

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

  • 13 a cierta distancia de

    = off
    Ex. The book focuses on the barrier reef off the coast of Belize.
    * * *
    = off

    Ex: The book focuses on the barrier reef off the coast of Belize.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a cierta distancia de

  • 14 a groso modo

    Ex. Just as we can recognize stages of physical growth so we can isolate, rather crudely but nevertheless usefully, stages of psychological growth that have relevance to our theme.
    * * *

    Ex: Just as we can recognize stages of physical growth so we can isolate, rather crudely but nevertheless usefully, stages of psychological growth that have relevance to our theme.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a groso modo

  • 15 a primera vista

    (adj.) = 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
    Ex. This definitely one of its strengths, even if the schedules may seem a little daunting on first acquaintance.
    Ex. At first sight, there seems to be no good reason to distinguish between telecommunication networks and data networks.
    Ex. On first inspection it may appear that the words used in indexes to represent concepts can merely be determined by considering normal usage.
    Ex. On the face of it, that sounds like an even more difficult concept to comprehend, let alone implement in a working model.
    Ex. At first blush, nothing seemed particularly ominous about the formation of the ad hoc committee.
    Ex. We have already noted that at first glance the outline of main classes appears traditional.
    Ex. Finally, libraries as a physical environment seem on the surface the least likely to exist in a digital future.
    Ex. Ordinarily a distributor of a libel would be prima facie liable.
    Ex. The first-blush reaction to their astonishing long-term strategy for achieving national energy independence is that they must be joking.
    * * *
    (adj.) = 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

    Ex: This definitely one of its strengths, even if the schedules may seem a little daunting on first acquaintance.

    Ex: At first sight, there seems to be no good reason to distinguish between telecommunication networks and data networks.
    Ex: On first inspection it may appear that the words used in indexes to represent concepts can merely be determined by considering normal usage.
    Ex: On the face of it, that sounds like an even more difficult concept to comprehend, let alone implement in a working model.
    Ex: At first blush, nothing seemed particularly ominous about the formation of the ad hoc committee.
    Ex: We have already noted that at first glance the outline of main classes appears traditional.
    Ex: Finally, libraries as a physical environment seem on the surface the least likely to exist in a digital future.
    Ex: Ordinarily a distributor of a libel would be prima facie liable.
    Ex: The first-blush reaction to their astonishing long-term strategy for achieving national energy independence is that they must be joking.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a primera vista

  • 16 a priori

    adv.
    a priori, beforehand, from what goes before.
    * * *
    a priori
    * * *
    ADV
    1) (=antes) [gen] beforehand; [juzgar] in advance
    2) (Lógica, Jur) a priori
    * * *
    locución adverbial a priori (frml)

    un argumento a priori — (loc adj) an a priori argument

    * * *
    = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface
    Ex. Compiling information of this nature requires a proactive and not a reactive approach to the task.
    Ex. This article notes that hindsight is always easier than foresight, and that some of these predictions should have been correct.
    Ex. Explicit differentiation is made between a priori relationships, ie those that are known in advance of scanning any particular document, and a posteriori relationships, ie those which are found only by scanning a particular document.
    Ex. Finally, libraries as a physical environment seem on the surface the least likely to exist in a digital future.
    * * *
    locución adverbial a priori (frml)

    un argumento a priori — (loc adj) an a priori argument

    * * *
    = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface

    Ex: Compiling information of this nature requires a proactive and not a reactive approach to the task.

    Ex: This article notes that hindsight is always easier than foresight, and that some of these predictions should have been correct.
    Ex: Explicit differentiation is made between a priori relationships, ie those that are known in advance of scanning any particular document, and a posteriori relationships, ie those which are found only by scanning a particular document.
    Ex: Finally, libraries as a physical environment seem on the surface the least likely to exist in a digital future.

    * * *
    a priori ( frml)
    es difícil decidir a priori cuál es el mejor it's difficult to decide in advance o a priori which is the best one
    un argumento a priori ( loc adj) an a priori argument
    * * *
    1. [con antelación] in advance;
    es difícil saber a priori qué va a pasar it's difficult to know what will happen beforehand, it's difficult to know in advance what will happen
    2. Der & Filosofía a priori
    * * *
    adj & adv a priori

    Spanish-English dictionary > a priori

  • 17 abogado sin escrúpulos

    (n.) = shyster, shark lawyer
    Ex. When loss of physical and mental rigor is accompanied by financial problems, the retiree may reject himself and fall victim to the con man and shyster.
    Ex. If you find one of these 'shark lawyers' who can win any case for the right price, hire him immediately.
    * * *
    (n.) = shyster, shark lawyer

    Ex: When loss of physical and mental rigor is accompanied by financial problems, the retiree may reject himself and fall victim to the con man and shyster.

    Ex: If you find one of these 'shark lawyers' who can win any case for the right price, hire him immediately.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abogado sin escrúpulos

  • 18 abono orgánico

    m.
    organic fertilizer, natural manure, organic manure.
    * * *
    (n.) = compost
    Ex. Physical characteristics of the compost ingredients, including moisture content and particle size, affect the rate at which composting occurs.
    * * *
    (n.) = compost

    Ex: Physical characteristics of the compost ingredients, including moisture content and particle size, affect the rate at which composting occurs.

    * * *
    organic fertilizer

    Spanish-English dictionary > abono orgánico

  • 19 abuso

    m.
    1 scandal, sin.
    2 abuse, bad use, misuse.
    3 abusive act, abuse.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: abusar.
    * * *
    1 abuse, misuse
    2 (injusticia) injustice
    \
    abuso de confianza betrayal of trust, breach of faith
    abusos deshonestos indecent assault sing
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=extralimitación) [de privilegios, cargo, fondos] abuse

    cuando hay abuso de amistad — when unfair demands are made on friendship, when there are impositions made on friendship

    abuso de confianza — (Pol, Econ) breach of trust, betrayal of trust

    2) (=uso excesivo) [de tabaco, drogas] abuse; [de disolventes, pesticidas] overuse

    había un abuso de adjetivos en el textothere was too much o excessive use of adjectives in the text

    3) (tb: abuso sexual) sexual abuse
    * * *
    a) ( uso excesivo) abuse
    b) (de hospitalidad, generosidad)
    c) ( injusticia) outrage
    * * *
    = abuse, encroachment, breach, indulgence, mistreatment, daylight robbery.
    Ex. I believe that the emphasis on abuse of title entry in the name of speeding up cataloging is not the question of a title entry versus other entries, it is the question of simplification.
    Ex. It is really up to us to decide whether or not we can sustain that entity against the challenges and the encroachments that threaten it.
    Ex. The key is through controls, which must be built in so that breaches are detected.
    Ex. This information method allows for the creation of mechanical systems that combine looseness with indulgence.
    Ex. Centuries of mistreatment and bad handling, together with the environmental conditions have contributed greatly to the poor condition of the manuscripts.
    Ex. Health-care price hike is daylight robbery.
    ----
    * abuso de confianza = betrayal of trust, breach of trust.
    * abuso de información confidencial = insider trading, insider dealing.
    * abuso de información privilegiada = insider trading, insider dealing.
    * abuso del alcohol = alcohol abuse.
    * abuso de las drogas = drug abuse.
    * abuso de menores = child abuse.
    * abuso de poder = abuse of power.
    * abuso de sustancias nocivas = substance abuse.
    * abuso emocional = emotional abuse.
    * abuso físico = personal abuse, physical abuse.
    * abusos = overindulgence.
    * abuso sexual = sexual abuse, molestation.
    * abuso sicológico = psychological abuse.
    * abuso verbal = verbal abuse.
    * * *
    a) ( uso excesivo) abuse
    b) (de hospitalidad, generosidad)
    c) ( injusticia) outrage
    * * *
    = abuse, encroachment, breach, indulgence, mistreatment, daylight robbery.

    Ex: I believe that the emphasis on abuse of title entry in the name of speeding up cataloging is not the question of a title entry versus other entries, it is the question of simplification.

    Ex: It is really up to us to decide whether or not we can sustain that entity against the challenges and the encroachments that threaten it.
    Ex: The key is through controls, which must be built in so that breaches are detected.
    Ex: This information method allows for the creation of mechanical systems that combine looseness with indulgence.
    Ex: Centuries of mistreatment and bad handling, together with the environmental conditions have contributed greatly to the poor condition of the manuscripts.
    Ex: Health-care price hike is daylight robbery.
    * abuso de confianza = betrayal of trust, breach of trust.
    * abuso de información confidencial = insider trading, insider dealing.
    * abuso de información privilegiada = insider trading, insider dealing.
    * abuso del alcohol = alcohol abuse.
    * abuso de las drogas = drug abuse.
    * abuso de menores = child abuse.
    * abuso de poder = abuse of power.
    * abuso de sustancias nocivas = substance abuse.
    * abuso emocional = emotional abuse.
    * abuso físico = personal abuse, physical abuse.
    * abusos = overindulgence.
    * abuso sexual = sexual abuse, molestation.
    * abuso sicológico = psychological abuse.
    * abuso verbal = verbal abuse.

    * * *
    el abuso en la bebida alcohol abuse
    se ha hecho uso y abuso de esta metáfora this metaphor has been used time and again
    2 (injusticia) outrage
    es un abuso que nos traten así it's outrageous o an outrage that we should be treated in this way
    Compuestos:
    masculine abuse of authority
    masculine ( Der) breach of trust o confidence
    ¡qué abuso de confianza! ( fam); what a nerve! ( colloq)
    mpl indecent assault
    sexual o sex abuse
    masculine child abuse
    para prevenir el abuso sexual infantil to prevent child abuse, to prevent children being sexually abused
    * * *

    Del verbo abusar: ( conjugate abusar)

    abuso es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    abusó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    abusar    
    abuso
    abusar ( conjugate abusar) verbo intransitivo
    1


    abuso de algo ‹de autoridad/posición/generosidad to abuse sth;
    no quisiera abuso de su amabilidad I don't want to impose (on you);
    abuso de algn ‹de padres/amigo› to take advantage of sb
    b) ( sexualmente) abuso de algn to sexually abuse sb

    2 ( usar en exceso):

    no se debe abuso del alcohol alcohol should be drunk in moderation
    abuso sustantivo masculino


    el abuso en la bebida excessive drinking;
    abusos deshonestos indecent assault;
    abuso sexual infantil child abuse
    b) (de hospitalidad, generosidad):


    ¡qué abuso de confianza! (fam) what a nerve! (colloq)

    ¡esto es un abuso! this is outrageous!;

    prestarse a abusos to lay itself open to abuse
    abusar verbo intransitivo
    1 (aprovecharse de) to take (unfair) advantage of: su familia abusa de su bondad, her family take advantage of her kindness
    (del poder, de la autoridad, etc) to abuse
    2 (consumir en exceso) abusar del alcohol, to drink too much o to excess
    3 Jur (de un menor, de una mujer) to abuse
    4 familiar ¡no abuses de mi paciencia!, don't try my patience
    abuso sustantivo masculino abuse
    abuso de confianza, abuse of trust
    abuso de poder, abuse of power
    abuso sexual, sexual abuse
    ' abuso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atropello
    - denunciar
    - levantarse
    - acabar
    - desmán
    - terminar
    English:
    abuse
    - breach
    - imposition
    - malpractice
    - mistreatment
    - misuse
    * * *
    abuso nm
    1. [uso excesivo] abuse (de of)
    abuso de autoridad abuse of authority;
    abuso de confianza breach of confidence;
    Der abusos deshonestos indecent assault;
    abuso de poder abuse of power;
    Com abuso de posición dominante abuse of a dominant position;
    abusos sexuales sexual abuse
    2. [atropello] scandal, outrage;
    ¡esto es un abuso! this is outrageous!
    * * *
    m abuse;
    estos precios son un abuso these prices are outrageous o an outrage
    * * *
    abuso nm
    1) : abuse
    2) : injustice, outrage
    * * *
    abuso n abuse

    Spanish-English dictionary > abuso

  • 20 abuso emocional

    m.
    emotional abuse.
    * * *
    Ex. Her husband Mickey drove her over the edge after years of physical and emotional abuse.
    * * *

    Ex: Her husband Mickey drove her over the edge after years of physical and emotional abuse.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abuso emocional

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