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  • 1 enfermedad

    f.
    1 illness.
    enfermedades del corazón/de la piel heart/skin diseases
    enfermedad de Alzheimer Alzheimer's disease
    enfermedad hereditaria hereditary disease
    enfermedad infecciosa infectious disease
    enfermedad laboral industrial disease
    enfermedad mental mental illness
    enfermedad profesional occupational disease
    enfermedad de transmisión sexual sexually transmitted disease
    enfermedad venérea venereal disease
    2 disease, ailment, illness, sickness.
    * * *
    1 illness, disease, sickness
    2 figurado malaise, sickness
    \
    enfermedad contagiosa contagious disease
    enfermedad infantil children's complaint
    enfermedad mental mental illness
    enfermedad venérea venereal disease
    * * *
    noun f.
    2) illness, sickness
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=estado) illness, sickness
    baja 3)
    2) [en concreto] [gen] illness, disease; (=mal) complaint, malady

    pegar * o contagiar una enfermedad a algn — to give sb a disease

    ENFERMEDAD ¿"Illness" o "disease"? Enfermedad tiene dos traducciones principales en inglés: illness y disease. Lo traducimos por illness cuando no concretamos la enfermedad de la que se trata, y también cuando se refiere al tiempo que una persona está enferma: Su enfermedad no le permite llevar una vida normal Her illness prevents her from living a normal life Adelgazó mucho durante su enfermedad She lost a lot of weight during her illness ► Lo traducimos por disease cuando nos referimos a una enfermedad infecciosa, a una enfermedad en concreto o a un tipo específico de enfermedad: Este tipo de enfermedad venérea es muy común This type of venereal disease is very common ... mineros que sufren de enfermedades de pulmón...... miners suffering from lung diseases... Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada
    * * *
    femenino illness

    contraer una enfermedad — to contract an illness/a disease (frml)

    * * *
    = disease, illness, infirmity, sickness, ill health, disorder.
    Ex. For example, a fairly straightforward document such as 'A medical dictionary of diseases' would be summarized as: Medicine/Disease/Dictionary.
    Ex. Thus the base could contain some facts about deficiency and illness, for example.
    Ex. We must also consider those people who could and would use a library but are prevented from doing so by physical factors such as infirmity.
    Ex. The induction course will give all the necessary employment details relating to such matters as the amount of leave entitlement, insurance stoppages, what to do in case of sickness, etc..
    Ex. Donker Duyvis continued in that office until his enforced retirement (due to ill health) in 1959.
    Ex. Consider this title 'A handbook of heart disease, blood pressure and strokes: the cause, treatment and prevention of these disorders'.
    ----
    * ausencia por enfermedad = sickness absence.
    * baja por enfermedad = sick leave, sickness leave.
    * con enfermedades mentales = mentally challenged.
    * contraer una enfermedad = contract + disease.
    * control de las enfermedades = disease control.
    * embates de la enfermedad, los = ravages of disease, the.
    * enfermedad adquirida = acquired disorder.
    * Enfermedad + aguda = acute + Enfermedad.
    * enfermedad bacteriana = bacterial disease.
    * enfermedad bucal = mouth disease.
    * enfermedad cardíaca = heart disease.
    * enfermedad cardíaca isquémica = ischemic heart disease.
    * enfermedad cardiovascular = cardiovascular disorder, cardiovascular disease.
    * enfermedad cerebrovascular = cerebrovascular disease, cerebrovascular disorder.
    * enfermedad congénita = congenital disorder.
    * enfermedad contagiosa = infectious disease, communicable disease.
    * enfermedad coronaria = coronary disease.
    * enfermedad coronaria del corazón = coronary heart disease.
    * enfermedad crónica = chronic disease, chronic illness.
    * enfermedad cutánea = skin disease.
    * enfermedad de Alzheimer = Alzheimer's disease.
    * enfermedad de arteria coronaria = coronary artery disease.
    * enfermedad de la lengua azul = bluetongue disease.
    * enfermedad de la piel = skin disease.
    * enfermedad de las vacas locas = mad cow disease.
    * enfermedad de la vid = mildew.
    * enfermedad del corazón = heart disease.
    * enfermedad del legionario = legionnaire's disease.
    * Enfermedad del Linotipista = Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI).
    * enfermedad del siglo viente = twentieth-century disease.
    * enfermedad del sueño = sleeping sickness.
    * enfermedad del tiroide = thyroid disease.
    * enfermedad de Parkinson = Parkinson's disease.
    * enfermedad de Peyronie = Peyronie's disease.
    * enfermedad discapacitante = crippling illness.
    * enfermedad endémica = endemic illness, endemic disease.
    * enfermedad física = physical illness.
    * enfermedad genética = genetic disease.
    * enfermedad heredada = inherited disorder, inherited illness, inherited disease.
    * enfermedad infecciosa = infectious disease.
    * enfermedad laboral = occupational disease.
    * enfermedad mental = mental illness, mental disease, brain disorder, mental disorder.
    * enfermedad neurodegenerativa = neurodegenerative disease.
    * enfermedad neurológica = neurological disorder.
    * enfermedad poco común = rare disease.
    * enfermedad profesional = occupational disease.
    * enfermedad rara = rare disease.
    * enfermedad respiratoria = respiratory disease.
    * enfermedad reumática = rheumatic disease.
    * enfermedad reumática del corazón = rheumatic heart disease.
    * enfermedad siquiátrica = psychiatric illness.
    * enfermedad social = social disease.
    * enfermedad terminal = terminal illness.
    * enfermedad transmisible = communicable disease.
    * enfermedad tropical = tropical disease.
    * enfermedad vascular periférica = peripheral vascular disease.
    * enfermedad venérea = venereal disease (VD).
    * enfermedad viral = viral disease.
    * estar de baja por enfermedad = be off work sick.
    * estragos de la enfermedad, los = ravages of disease, the.
    * insecto portador de enfermedad = insect vector.
    * llamar al trabajo para excusarse por enfermedad = call in + sick.
    * padecer enfermedad = suffer from + condition.
    * prevención de enfermedades = disease prevention.
    * propagar una enfermedad = spread + disease.
    * seguro de enfermedad = health insurance.
    * * *
    femenino illness

    contraer una enfermedad — to contract an illness/a disease (frml)

    * * *
    = disease, illness, infirmity, sickness, ill health, disorder.

    Ex: For example, a fairly straightforward document such as 'A medical dictionary of diseases' would be summarized as: Medicine/Disease/Dictionary.

    Ex: Thus the base could contain some facts about deficiency and illness, for example.
    Ex: We must also consider those people who could and would use a library but are prevented from doing so by physical factors such as infirmity.
    Ex: The induction course will give all the necessary employment details relating to such matters as the amount of leave entitlement, insurance stoppages, what to do in case of sickness, etc..
    Ex: Donker Duyvis continued in that office until his enforced retirement (due to ill health) in 1959.
    Ex: Consider this title 'A handbook of heart disease, blood pressure and strokes: the cause, treatment and prevention of these disorders'.
    * ausencia por enfermedad = sickness absence.
    * baja por enfermedad = sick leave, sickness leave.
    * con enfermedades mentales = mentally challenged.
    * contraer una enfermedad = contract + disease.
    * control de las enfermedades = disease control.
    * embates de la enfermedad, los = ravages of disease, the.
    * enfermedad adquirida = acquired disorder.
    * Enfermedad + aguda = acute + Enfermedad.
    * enfermedad bacteriana = bacterial disease.
    * enfermedad bucal = mouth disease.
    * enfermedad cardíaca = heart disease.
    * enfermedad cardíaca isquémica = ischemic heart disease.
    * enfermedad cardiovascular = cardiovascular disorder, cardiovascular disease.
    * enfermedad cerebrovascular = cerebrovascular disease, cerebrovascular disorder.
    * enfermedad congénita = congenital disorder.
    * enfermedad contagiosa = infectious disease, communicable disease.
    * enfermedad coronaria = coronary disease.
    * enfermedad coronaria del corazón = coronary heart disease.
    * enfermedad crónica = chronic disease, chronic illness.
    * enfermedad cutánea = skin disease.
    * enfermedad de Alzheimer = Alzheimer's disease.
    * enfermedad de arteria coronaria = coronary artery disease.
    * enfermedad de la lengua azul = bluetongue disease.
    * enfermedad de la piel = skin disease.
    * enfermedad de las vacas locas = mad cow disease.
    * enfermedad de la vid = mildew.
    * enfermedad del corazón = heart disease.
    * enfermedad del legionario = legionnaire's disease.
    * Enfermedad del Linotipista = Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI).
    * enfermedad del siglo viente = twentieth-century disease.
    * enfermedad del sueño = sleeping sickness.
    * enfermedad del tiroide = thyroid disease.
    * enfermedad de Parkinson = Parkinson's disease.
    * enfermedad de Peyronie = Peyronie's disease.
    * enfermedad discapacitante = crippling illness.
    * enfermedad endémica = endemic illness, endemic disease.
    * enfermedad física = physical illness.
    * enfermedad genética = genetic disease.
    * enfermedad heredada = inherited disorder, inherited illness, inherited disease.
    * enfermedad infecciosa = infectious disease.
    * enfermedad laboral = occupational disease.
    * enfermedad mental = mental illness, mental disease, brain disorder, mental disorder.
    * enfermedad neurodegenerativa = neurodegenerative disease.
    * enfermedad neurológica = neurological disorder.
    * enfermedad poco común = rare disease.
    * enfermedad profesional = occupational disease.
    * enfermedad rara = rare disease.
    * enfermedad respiratoria = respiratory disease.
    * enfermedad reumática = rheumatic disease.
    * enfermedad reumática del corazón = rheumatic heart disease.
    * enfermedad siquiátrica = psychiatric illness.
    * enfermedad social = social disease.
    * enfermedad terminal = terminal illness.
    * enfermedad transmisible = communicable disease.
    * enfermedad tropical = tropical disease.
    * enfermedad vascular periférica = peripheral vascular disease.
    * enfermedad venérea = venereal disease (VD).
    * enfermedad viral = viral disease.
    * estar de baja por enfermedad = be off work sick.
    * estragos de la enfermedad, los = ravages of disease, the.
    * insecto portador de enfermedad = insect vector.
    * llamar al trabajo para excusarse por enfermedad = call in + sick.
    * padecer enfermedad = suffer from + condition.
    * prevención de enfermedades = disease prevention.
    * propagar una enfermedad = spread + disease.
    * seguro de enfermedad = health insurance.

    * * *
    illness
    contraer una enfermedad to contract an illness/a disease ( frml)
    padece una enfermedad incurable he has an incurable disease, he is suffering from o he has an incurable illness
    una enfermedad que afecta a los humanos a disease that affects humans
    tras una larga enfermedad after a long o lengthy illness
    enfermedad contagiosa contagious disease
    Compuestos:
    coeliac disease
    Alzheimer's disease
    Creutzfeld-Jacob's disease
    Crohn's disease
    notifiable disease
    degenerative disease
    ( fam) mad cow disease ( colloq)
    ( fam); glandular fever, kissing disease ( colloq)
    Legionnaires' disease
    sleeping sickness
    Parkinson's Disease
    sexually transmitted disease
    Weil's disease
    hereditary disease
    childhood disease
    mental illness
    nervous disorder
    occupational disease
    social disease
    terminal illness
    venereal disease, VD
    * * *

     

    enfermedad sustantivo femenino
    illness;
    contraer una enfermedad to contract an illness/a disease (frml);

    después de una larga enfermedad after a long illness;
    está con permiso por enfermedad he's off sick;
    enfermedades de la piel skin diseases;
    enfermedad mental mental illness;
    enfermedad nerviosa nervous disorder
    enfermedad sustantivo femenino illness
    una enfermedad crónica, a chronic disease ➣ Ver nota en disease

    ' enfermedad' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adolecer
    - aguda
    - agudo
    - baja
    - brote
    - cañón
    - combatir
    - contagiar
    - contagiosa
    - contagioso
    - contraer
    - cura
    - darse
    - defensa
    - desarrollarse
    - esteroide
    - ETS
    - evitar
    - extracorpórea
    - extracorpóreo
    - fiebre
    - galopante
    - larvada
    - larvado
    - lisura
    - padecer
    - pegar
    - pegarse
    - pescar
    - pillar
    - recobrarse
    - rehacerse
    - reliquia
    - remedio
    - renacer
    - restablecimiento
    - rondar
    - sacrificar
    - secuela
    - seguimiento
    - sufrir
    - terminal
    - tos
    - transmitir
    - vivir
    - abatir
    - afectado
    - amarillo
    - antecedente
    - arrastrar
    English:
    acute
    - ailment
    - bends
    - bout
    - carrier
    - carry
    - catch
    - catching
    - clear up
    - come down
    - come on
    - come through
    - communicable
    - condition
    - congenital
    - critical
    - cure
    - dangerous
    - develop
    - disease
    - dormant
    - downhill
    - exposure
    - fight
    - flare up
    - get
    - get over
    - go down with
    - have
    - heal
    - illness
    - infect
    - infection
    - infectious
    - infirmity
    - life-threatening
    - lingering
    - major
    - outbreak
    - Parkinson's
    - pay
    - prevalent
    - prevent
    - pull through
    - rampant
    - recover
    - serious
    - seriousness
    - severe
    - severity
    * * *
    1. [física] illness;
    contraer una enfermedad to catch a disease o illness;
    padecer o [m5] sufrir una enfermedad to suffer from an illness;
    enfermedades pulmonares lung o Espec pulmonary diseases;
    enfermedades del corazón/de la piel heart/skin diseases
    enfermedad de Alzheimer Alzheimer's disease;
    enfermedad autoinmune autoimmune disease;
    enfermedad congénita congenital disease;
    enfermedad contagiosa contagious disease;
    enfermedad de Chagas Chagas' disease;
    enfermedad de Creutzfeld(t)-Jakob Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease;
    enfermedad degenerativa progressive disease;
    enfermedad hereditaria hereditary disease;
    enfermedad incurable incurable disease;
    enfermedad infecciosa infectious disease;
    enfermedad inflamatoria pélvica pelvic inflammatory disease;
    enfermedad laboral occupational disease;
    enfermedad mental mental illness;
    enfermedad notificable notifiable disease;
    enfermedad obsesivo compulsiva obsessive compulsive disorder;
    enfermedad de los olmos Dutch elm disease;
    enfermedad de Parkinson Parkinson's disease;
    enfermedad profesional occupational disease;
    enfermedad del sueño sleeping sickness;
    enfermedad de transmisión sexual sexually transmitted disease;
    Fam enfermedad de las vacas locas mad cow disease;
    enfermedad vascular vascular disease;
    enfermedad venérea venereal disease
    2. [problema] ill;
    una de las enfermedades de nuestra sociedad one of the ills of our society
    * * *
    f illness, disease
    * * *
    1) indisposición: sickness, illness
    2) : disease
    * * *
    1. (en general) illness [pl. illnesses]
    2. (grave) disease

    Spanish-English dictionary > enfermedad

  • 2 enfermedad física

    f.
    physical infirmity.
    * * *
    Ex. Somatization is the expression of physical symptoms in the absence of medically explained physical illness.
    * * *

    Ex: Somatization is the expression of physical symptoms in the absence of medically explained physical illness.

    Spanish-English dictionary > enfermedad física

  • 3 físico2

    2 = physical, corporeal.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
    Ex. In particular, body piercings, tattoos, self-mutilation, cosmetic surgery and eating disorders all form part of American culture's obsession with corporeal malleability and the body as a form of adornment.
    ----
    * abuso físico = personal abuse, physical abuse.
    * acoso físico = physical harassment.
    * actividad física = physical activity.
    * agotamiento físico y mental = attrition.
    * agresión física = physical aggression.
    * área de descripción física = physical description area.
    * bibliografía física = physical bibliography.
    * biblioteca física = physical library, brick and mortar library.
    * capacidad física = physical capability.
    * capital físico = physical capital.
    * clase de educación física = physical education class.
    * contacto físico = physical contact.
    * daño físico = bodily harm, physical injury.
    * descripción física = physical description.
    * disminuidos físicos, los = physically handicapped, the, physically disabled, the.
    * educación física = physical education.
    * enfermedad física = physical illness.
    * en forma física y mental = physically and mentally fit.
    * en pleno uso de + Posesivo + facultades físicas y mentales = physically and mentally fit.
    * esfuerzo físico humano = human power.
    * espacio físico = physical space.
    * estado físico = physical state, physical condition.
    * facultad física = physical faculty.
    * físico-químico = physicochemical.
    * forma física = physical condition.
    * habilidad física = physical ability.
    * hacer ejercicio físico = work out.
    * impedidos físicos, los = disabled people.
    * incapacidad física = physical disability.
    * instalación para el ejercicio físico = physical facility.
    * integridad física = life and limb, physical condition.
    * libro físico = physical book.
    * lugar físico = physical place.
    * maltratador físico = batterer.
    * maltrato físico = personal abuse.
    * mantenerse en buen estado físico = keep + fit.
    * mantenimiento físico = keep-fit.
    * minusvalía física = physical handicap.
    * ordenación física = physical arrangement.
    * postura física = physical posture.
    * relativo al espacio físico = spatial.
    * salud física = physical health.
    * síntoma físico = physical symptom.
    * terapia física = physical therapy.
    * unidad física = item.
    * vehículo propulsado por el esfuerzo físico humano = human-powered vehicle.

    Spanish-English dictionary > físico2

  • 4 somatisación

    = somatisation [somatization, -USA].
    Ex. Somatization is the expression of physical symptoms in the absence of medically explained physical illness.
    * * *
    = somatisation [somatization, -USA].

    Ex: Somatization is the expression of physical symptoms in the absence of medically explained physical illness.

    Spanish-English dictionary > somatisación

  • 5 síntoma físico

    Ex. Somatization is the expression of physical symptoms in the absence of medically explained physical illness.
    * * *

    Ex: Somatization is the expression of physical symptoms in the absence of medically explained physical illness.

    Spanish-English dictionary > síntoma físico

  • 6 físico

    adj.
    1 physical, substantial, material.
    2 carnal.
    3 corporal.
    m.
    1 physicist, specialist in physics.
    2 physique, looks, constitution.
    * * *
    1 physical
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (profesión) physicist
    1 (aspecto) physique
    ————————
    1 (aspecto) physique
    * * *
    1. (f. - física)
    adj.
    2. (f. - física)
    noun
    3. noun m.
    * * *
    físico, -a
    1. ADJ
    2) Caribe (=melindroso) finicky; (=afectado) affected
    2. SM / F
    1) (=científico) physicist

    físico/a nuclear — nuclear physicist

    2) (=médico) physician
    3.
    SM (Anat) physique; (=aspecto) appearance, looks pl
    física
    * * *
    I
    - ca adjetivo physical
    II
    - ca masculino, femenino
    2) físico masculino (cuerpo - de hombre, atleta) physique; (- de mujer) figure; ( apariencia) appearance
    * * *
    I
    - ca adjetivo physical
    II
    - ca masculino, femenino
    2) físico masculino (cuerpo - de hombre, atleta) physique; (- de mujer) figure; ( apariencia) appearance
    * * *
    físico1

    Ex: Rapid electrical counting appeared soon after the physicists found it desirable to count cosmic rays.

    físico2
    2 = physical, corporeal.

    Ex: Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.

    Ex: In particular, body piercings, tattoos, self-mutilation, cosmetic surgery and eating disorders all form part of American culture's obsession with corporeal malleability and the body as a form of adornment.
    * abuso físico = personal abuse, physical abuse.
    * acoso físico = physical harassment.
    * actividad física = physical activity.
    * agotamiento físico y mental = attrition.
    * agresión física = physical aggression.
    * área de descripción física = physical description area.
    * bibliografía física = physical bibliography.
    * biblioteca física = physical library, brick and mortar library.
    * capacidad física = physical capability.
    * capital físico = physical capital.
    * clase de educación física = physical education class.
    * contacto físico = physical contact.
    * daño físico = bodily harm, physical injury.
    * descripción física = physical description.
    * disminuidos físicos, los = physically handicapped, the, physically disabled, the.
    * educación física = physical education.
    * enfermedad física = physical illness.
    * en forma física y mental = physically and mentally fit.
    * en pleno uso de + Posesivo + facultades físicas y mentales = physically and mentally fit.
    * esfuerzo físico humano = human power.
    * espacio físico = physical space.
    * estado físico = physical state, physical condition.
    * facultad física = physical faculty.
    * físico-químico = physicochemical.
    * forma física = physical condition.
    * habilidad física = physical ability.
    * hacer ejercicio físico = work out.
    * impedidos físicos, los = disabled people.
    * incapacidad física = physical disability.
    * instalación para el ejercicio físico = physical facility.
    * integridad física = life and limb, physical condition.
    * libro físico = physical book.
    * lugar físico = physical place.
    * maltratador físico = batterer.
    * maltrato físico = personal abuse.
    * mantenerse en buen estado físico = keep + fit.
    * mantenimiento físico = keep-fit.
    * minusvalía física = physical handicap.
    * ordenación física = physical arrangement.
    * postura física = physical posture.
    * relativo al espacio físico = spatial.
    * salud física = physical health.
    * síntoma físico = physical symptom.
    * terapia física = physical therapy.
    * unidad física = item.
    * vehículo propulsado por el esfuerzo físico humano = human-powered vehicle.

    * * *
    físico1 -ca
    1 (del cuerpo) physical
    2 ‹ciencias› physical
    3 ‹fenómeno/universo› physical
    4 ‹mapa› physical
    físico2 -ca
    masculine, feminine
    A ( Fís) physicist
    Compuesto:
    físico nuclear, fisíca nuclear
    masculine, feminine nuclear physicist
    B
    1 (cuerpode un hombre) physique; (— de una mujer) figure; (— de un atleta) physique
    2 (apariencia) appearance
    * * *

     

    físico 1
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    physical
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    physicist
    físico 2 sustantivo masculino ( cuerpo — de hombre, atleta) physique;

    (— de mujer) figure;
    ( apariencia) appearance
    físico,-a
    I adjetivo physical
    II m,f (especialista) physicist
    III sustantivo masculino physique
    ' físico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ambiente
    - ámbito
    - daño
    - defecto
    - desazón
    - destemplada
    - destemplado
    - discapacitada
    - discapacitado
    - ejercicio
    - física
    - fuerza
    - malestar
    - paliza
    - parecerse
    - pesar
    - retrasada
    - retrasado
    - retraso
    - corregir
    - descuidar
    - desgaste
    - disminuido
    - dolor
    - entrenador
    - impedimento
    - lamento
    - minusválido
    - parecer
    - pelea
    - pelear
    - persecución
    - presencia
    - resistencia
    - sólido
    - sostén
    - vanidoso
    English:
    aspect
    - attack
    - bodily
    - build
    - conditioning
    - conducive
    - distress
    - exercise
    - feeling
    - fit
    - fitness
    - fitness training
    - handicapped
    - pain
    - physical
    - physicist
    - physique
    - position
    - shock
    - solid
    - strain
    - handicap
    - hard
    - physically
    * * *
    físico, -a
    adj
    1. [de la física] physical
    2. [geografía, mapa] physical
    3. [del cuerpo] physical
    4. Cuba, Méx Fam [melindroso] finicky
    nm,f
    [persona] physicist
    nm
    [complexión] [de hombre, atleta] physique; [de mujer] figure;
    una modelo con un físico impresionante a model with a stunning figure;
    tiene un físico atlético he has an athletic physique
    * * *
    I adj physical
    II m, física f physicist
    III m de una persona physique
    * * *
    físico, -ca adj
    : physical
    físicamente adv
    físico, -ca n
    : physicist
    : physique, figure
    * * *
    físico1 adj physical
    1. (científico) physicist
    2. (aspecto) body

    Spanish-English dictionary > físico

  • 7 desgaste

    m.
    1 wear and tear.
    el desgaste de las ruedas the wear on the tires
    2 wear and tear.
    el desgaste de los años the wear and tear of the years
    3 worn area, eroded area.
    4 wearing away, attrition, waste.
    pres.subj.
    1st person singular (yo) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: desgastar.
    * * *
    1 (gen) wear; (metal) corrosion; (cuerda) fraying; (piedra) erosion
    2 (deterioro) damage, deterioration
    \
    desgaste natural wear and tear
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) [de ropa, zapatos, neumático] wear; [de superficie, roca] wearing away, erosion
    2) (=agotamiento)

    el poder produjo el desgaste del gobierno — in power, the government grew stale o ran out of steam

    * * *
    a) (de ropa, suelas) wear; ( de rocas) erosion, wearing away
    * * *
    = burnout [burn-out], attrition, wear, weathering.
    Ex. Burnout is a growing phenomenon among librarians and other human service professionals = La apatía es un fenómeno que se da cada vez con más frecuencia entre los bibliotecarios y otros profesionales dedicados a prestar un servicio a la población.
    Ex. This article examines the trends which contribute to a high attrition rate among library directors.
    Ex. When in use moulds were subject to severe wear which resulted in noticeable deterioration of the surface.
    Ex. Science topics include weathering, erosion, streams, sedimentation, sedimentary rocks.
    ----
    * desgaste emocional = emotional exhaustion.
    * desgaste por el uso = wear and tear.
    * guerra de desgaste = war of attrition.
    * prueba de desgaste = wear test.
    * test de desgaste = wear test.
    * * *
    a) (de ropa, suelas) wear; ( de rocas) erosion, wearing away
    * * *
    = burnout [burn-out], attrition, wear, weathering.

    Ex: Burnout is a growing phenomenon among librarians and other human service professionals = La apatía es un fenómeno que se da cada vez con más frecuencia entre los bibliotecarios y otros profesionales dedicados a prestar un servicio a la población.

    Ex: This article examines the trends which contribute to a high attrition rate among library directors.
    Ex: When in use moulds were subject to severe wear which resulted in noticeable deterioration of the surface.
    Ex: Science topics include weathering, erosion, streams, sedimentation, sedimentary rocks.
    * desgaste emocional = emotional exhaustion.
    * desgaste por el uso = wear and tear.
    * guerra de desgaste = war of attrition.
    * prueba de desgaste = wear test.
    * test de desgaste = wear test.

    * * *
    1 (de ropa, suelas) wear; (de rocas) erosion, wearing away
    uso o desgaste normal normal wear and tear
    2
    (debilitamiento): sufren un gran desgaste físico jugando a esas temperaturas playing in those temperatures debilitates them o is very debilitating
    indicios del desgaste de la dictadura signs of the declining authority of the dictatorship, signs that the dictatorship is weakening
    Compuesto:
    loss of political support
    * * *

     

    Del verbo desgastar: ( conjugate desgastar)

    desgasté es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    desgaste es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

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

    Multiple Entries:
    desgastar    
    desgaste
    desgastar ( conjugate desgastar) verbo transitivo
    a) ( gastar) ‹suelas/ropa to wear out;

    roca to wear away, erode
    b) ( debilitar) to wear … down

    desgastarse verbo pronominal

    [ roca] to wear away;
    [ tacón] to wear down

    [ relación] to grow stale
    desgaste sustantivo masculino
    a) (de ropa, suelas) wear;

    ( de rocas) erosion, wearing away

    desgastar verbo transitivo to wear out
    desgaste sustantivo masculino
    1 wear, wear and tear
    2 desgaste del poder, weakening o decline of power
    ' desgaste' also found in these entries:
    English:
    attrition rate
    - erosion
    - wear
    - attrition
    * * *
    1. [de tela, muebles] wear and tear;
    [de roca] wearing away; [de pilas] running down; [de cuerda] fraying;
    el desgaste de las ruedas the wear on the tyres
    desgaste natural fair wear and tear
    2. [de persona, organización] wear and tear;
    el desgaste de los años the wear and tear of the years;
    presenta todos los síntomas del desgaste que produce el poder it displays all the symptoms of having been in power too long;
    desgaste físico/psicológico physical/mental wear and tear
    * * *
    m wear (and tear);
    guerra de desgaste war of attrition
    * * *
    : deterioration, wear and tear
    * * *

    Spanish-English dictionary > desgaste

  • 8 imposibilitado para salir de casa

    (n.) = housebound [house-bound], homebound [home-bound]
    Ex. The needs of readers housebound by physical disability, or made immobile by increasing age, are met by a supply of reading material from a van delivery service.
    Ex. The library extends its traditional services to those homebound due to illness or handicaps through its community services librarian.
    * * *
    (n.) = housebound [house-bound], homebound [home-bound]

    Ex: The needs of readers housebound by physical disability, or made immobile by increasing age, are met by a supply of reading material from a van delivery service.

    Ex: The library extends its traditional services to those homebound due to illness or handicaps through its community services librarian.

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  • 9 salud

    intj.
    1 cheers, your health, all hail, bottoms up.
    2 God bless you, bless you.
    f.
    1 health.
    estar bien/mal de salud to be well/unwell
    beber o brindar a la salud de alguien to drink to somebody's health
    curarse en salud to cover one's back
    rebosar de salud to glow with health
    tiene una salud de hierro she has an iron constitution
    salud mental mental health
    salud pública public health
    2 state of health.
    * * *
    1 health
    1 familiar cheers!
    \
    beber a la salud de alguien to drink to somebody's health
    gozar de buena salud to be in good health
    rebosar salud to be glowing with health
    tener poca salud not to be very healthy
    salud de hierro figurado iron constitution
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Med) health

    estar bien/mal de salud — to be in good/bad health

    tener buena salud, gozar de buena salud — to enjoy good health

    devolver la salud a algn — to give sb back his health, restore sb to health

    ¿cómo vamos de salud? — how are we today?

    salud mental — mental health, mental well-being

    2) (=bienestar) welfare, wellbeing
    3) [en brindis]

    ¡a su salud!, ¡salud (y pesetas)! — cheers!, good health!

    4) [al estornudar]

    ¡salud! — bless you!

    5) (Rel) salvation
    * * *
    1) (Med) health
    2)

    salud! — ( al brindar) cheers!; ( cuando alguien estornuda) (AmL) bless you!

    * * *
    = health, well-being [wellbeing/well being], wellness, state of health, human health.
    Ex. Application areas include: personnel records, mailing lists, accident and incident records, clinical and health records, committee minutes and records, and so on.
    Ex. Prolonged television viewing is addictive and therefore dangerous to a child's wellbeing.
    Ex. More requests for wellness than illness information were made.
    Ex. Although it is important to assess the library's vital signs and state of health, it is equally important to keep staff up to date on the effectiveness and efficiency of the library's service.
    Ex. Indigenous knowledge now surfaces in the fields of human health, aquatic resource management, rural sociology, agricultural education, range management, water resource management, etc..
    ----
    * ¡Salud! = Cheers!.
    * alfabetización en ciencias de la salud = health literacy.
    * atención primaria de salud = primary health care.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * ¡A vuestra salud! = Here's to you!.
    * beneficio para la salud = health benefit.
    * biblioteca de ciencias de la salud = health sciences library, health library.
    * bibliotecario de ciencias de la salud = health librarian.
    * bibliotecario de las ciencias de la salud = health sciences librarian.
    * brindar por la salud de Alguien = drink to + Posesivo + health.
    * buena salud = good health.
    * centro de salud = health centre.
    * ciencias de la salud = health sciences.
    * curarse en salud = be on the safe side.
    * débil de salud = poor health.
    * disfrutar de buena salud = be in good health.
    * educación para la salud = health education, consumer health information, consumer health education.
    * estado de salud = state of health.
    * estar bien de salud = be in good health.
    * estar rebosante de salud = fit as a fiddle.
    * fomento de la salud = health promotion.
    * Instituto Nacional de la Salud (INSALUD) = National Institutes of Health (NIH).
    * mala salud = poor health.
    * mal estado de salud = poor health.
    * peligro para la salud = health hazard.
    * problema de salud = health problem.
    * profesional de la salud = health professional.
    * profesionales de la salud = healing professions.
    * promoción de la salud = health promotion.
    * recobrar la salud = regain + Posesivo + health.
    * recuperar la salud = regain + Posesivo + health.
    * relacionado con la salud = health-related.
    * riesgo para la salud = health risk, health hazard.
    * salud bucal = oral health.
    * salud corporal = bodily health.
    * salud de hierro = cast-iron constitution.
    * salud de la boca = oral health.
    * salud de los huesos = bone health.
    * salud en el trabajo = occupational health.
    * salud enfermiza = ill health.
    * salud en materia de procreación = reproductive health.
    * salud física = physical health.
    * salud infantil = child health.
    * salud laboral = occupational health.
    * salud maternal = maternal health.
    * salud materno-infantil = mother and child health.
    * salud mental = mental health.
    * salud neonatal = newborn health.
    * salud ósea = bone health.
    * salud pública = public health, consumer health.
    * salud reproductiva = reproductive health.
    * servicio de salud pública = health service.
    * tecnología de la información para ciencias de la salud = health informatics.
    * trastorno de la salud = medical disorder.
    * * *
    1) (Med) health
    2)

    salud! — ( al brindar) cheers!; ( cuando alguien estornuda) (AmL) bless you!

    * * *
    = health, well-being [wellbeing/well being], wellness, state of health, human health.

    Ex: Application areas include: personnel records, mailing lists, accident and incident records, clinical and health records, committee minutes and records, and so on.

    Ex: Prolonged television viewing is addictive and therefore dangerous to a child's wellbeing.
    Ex: More requests for wellness than illness information were made.
    Ex: Although it is important to assess the library's vital signs and state of health, it is equally important to keep staff up to date on the effectiveness and efficiency of the library's service.
    Ex: Indigenous knowledge now surfaces in the fields of human health, aquatic resource management, rural sociology, agricultural education, range management, water resource management, etc..
    * ¡Salud! = Cheers!.
    * alfabetización en ciencias de la salud = health literacy.
    * atención primaria de salud = primary health care.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * ¡A vuestra salud! = Here's to you!.
    * beneficio para la salud = health benefit.
    * biblioteca de ciencias de la salud = health sciences library, health library.
    * bibliotecario de ciencias de la salud = health librarian.
    * bibliotecario de las ciencias de la salud = health sciences librarian.
    * brindar por la salud de Alguien = drink to + Posesivo + health.
    * buena salud = good health.
    * centro de salud = health centre.
    * ciencias de la salud = health sciences.
    * curarse en salud = be on the safe side.
    * débil de salud = poor health.
    * disfrutar de buena salud = be in good health.
    * educación para la salud = health education, consumer health information, consumer health education.
    * estado de salud = state of health.
    * estar bien de salud = be in good health.
    * estar rebosante de salud = fit as a fiddle.
    * fomento de la salud = health promotion.
    * Instituto Nacional de la Salud (INSALUD) = National Institutes of Health (NIH).
    * mala salud = poor health.
    * mal estado de salud = poor health.
    * peligro para la salud = health hazard.
    * problema de salud = health problem.
    * profesional de la salud = health professional.
    * profesionales de la salud = healing professions.
    * promoción de la salud = health promotion.
    * recobrar la salud = regain + Posesivo + health.
    * recuperar la salud = regain + Posesivo + health.
    * relacionado con la salud = health-related.
    * riesgo para la salud = health risk, health hazard.
    * salud bucal = oral health.
    * salud corporal = bodily health.
    * salud de hierro = cast-iron constitution.
    * salud de la boca = oral health.
    * salud de los huesos = bone health.
    * salud en el trabajo = occupational health.
    * salud enfermiza = ill health.
    * salud en materia de procreación = reproductive health.
    * salud física = physical health.
    * salud infantil = child health.
    * salud laboral = occupational health.
    * salud maternal = maternal health.
    * salud materno-infantil = mother and child health.
    * salud mental = mental health.
    * salud neonatal = newborn health.
    * salud ósea = bone health.
    * salud pública = public health, consumer health.
    * salud reproductiva = reproductive health.
    * servicio de salud pública = health service.
    * tecnología de la información para ciencias de la salud = health informatics.
    * trastorno de la salud = medical disorder.

    * * *
    A ( Med) health
    no se encuentra bien de salud she isn't well, she's not in very good health
    goza de buena salud he enjoys good health
    te lo juro por la salud de mis hijos I swear it on my mother's grave
    salud espiritual spiritual wellbeing
    curarse en salud to be on the safe side, play safe
    vender salud ( RPl); to be a picture of health, to be bursting with health ( colloq)
    Compuesto:
    public health
    B
    ¡salud! (al brindar) cheers!, here's to you!; (cuando alguien estornuda) ( AmL) bless you!
    ¡a su salud! your (very good) health!
    ¡a la salud de los novios! the bride and groom!
    salud, dinero y amor or ( Esp) salud, amor y pesetas here's to health, wealth and love!
    * * *

     

    salud sustantivo femenino
    1 (Med) health;

    gozar de buena salud to enjoy good health
    2
    ¡salud! ( al brindar) cheers!;


    ( cuando alguien estornuda) (AmL) bless you!
    salud sustantivo femenino
    1 (de un ser vivo) health
    2 (de una institución, etc) welfare, health
    3 exclamación ¡salud!, (al brindar) cheers!
    (al estornudar) bless you!, (al saludar) ¡salud!, here's to you
    4 (prevenir) curarse alguien en salud: este invierno me he curado en salud y me he vacunado contra la gripe, this winter I've taken the precautionary measure of vaccinating myself against flu
    5 (funcionamiento de algo) la salud de la economía nacional no es buena, the national economy is in a poor state
    ' salud' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bajón
    - beber
    - bien
    - débil
    - decaer
    - deterioro
    - dicotomía
    - disfrutar
    - enclenque
    - escabullirse
    - frágil
    - importar
    - Insalud
    - interesarse
    - lozana
    - lozano
    - mejorar
    - menoscabar
    - perfecta
    - perfecto
    - perjudicar
    - pletórica
    - pletórico
    - preguntar
    - quebradiza
    - quebradizo
    - quebrantar
    - recobrar
    - recuperar
    - restituir
    - sana
    - sanar
    - sanidad
    - sano
    - acabar
    - base
    - bueno
    - carcomer
    - consumir
    - dañar
    - debilitar
    - decadente
    - deficiente
    - delicado
    - desmejorado
    - deteriorar
    - empeoramiento
    - empeorar
    - endeble
    - expensas
    English:
    affect
    - bad
    - better
    - bless
    - blooming
    - care
    - cheer
    - conducive
    - considerably
    - damage
    - decline
    - exercise
    - fail
    - fit
    - fitness
    - glow
    - good
    - ground
    - guru
    - health
    - health service
    - ill health
    - injure
    - injury
    - look out for
    - mental
    - National Health Service
    - pick up
    - poorly
    - radiate
    - recover
    - sap
    - shape
    - sound
    - state
    - well
    - wreck
    - your
    - fiddle
    - ill
    - nursing
    - public
    - toll
    - unhealthy
    * * *
    nf
    1. [de ser vivo] health;
    su estado de salud no le permite viajar his state of health does not allow him to travel;
    el sistema de salud de un país a country's health system;
    estar bien/mal de salud to be well/unwell;
    beber o [m5] brindar a la salud de alguien to drink to sb's health;
    tiene una salud de hierro she has an iron constitution
    salud mental mental health;
    salud pública public health
    2. [de nación, democracia] health;
    el sistema goza de un buen estado de salud the system is in excellent health
    interj
    [para brindar] cheers!; Am [después de estornudar] bless you!;
    ¡salud, camaradas! greetings, comrades!
    * * *
    f health;
    ¡(a tu) salud! cheers!;
    salud de hierro iron constitution
    * * *
    salud nf
    1) : health
    buena salud: good health
    2)
    ¡salud! : bless you! (when someone sneezes)
    3)
    ¡salud! : cheers!, to your health!
    * * *
    salud1 interj cheers!
    salud2 n health

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  • 10 naturaleza

    f.
    1 nature.
    se desconoce la naturaleza de la enfermedad the nature of the illness is unknown
    una persona de naturaleza nerviosa a person of a nervous disposition, a person who is nervous by nature
    por naturaleza by nature
    la madre naturaleza Mother Nature
    la naturaleza humana human nature
    naturaleza muerta still life
    aman a la naturaleza they love nature, they are nature lovers
    2 constitution.
    * * *
    1 nature
    2 (temperamento) nature, character
    3 (complexión) physical constitution
    4 (clase, tipo) nature, kind
    \
    en plena naturaleza in the wild
    por naturaleza by nature
    naturaleza humana human nature, human condition
    protección de la naturaleza nature conservation
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=universo físico) nature
    2) (=campo) nature
    3) (=carácter) nature
    4) (=constitución) constitution
    5) (=especie) nature
    6) (Arte)
    7) (Pol) nationality
    8)

    romper la naturaleza to start to menstruate

    * * *
    1) (Ecol)
    2) ( índole) nature
    3) (ant) ( nacionalidad) nationality
    * * *
    1) (Ecol)
    2) ( índole) nature
    3) (ant) ( nacionalidad) nationality
    * * *
    naturaleza2
    2 = nature, character.

    Ex: In this chapter a review of the development of cataloguing codes is given in order to explain and place in context the nature of modern cataloguing codes.

    Ex: Close attention to the role of the computer specialist reveals more of the character of reference activities.
    * de naturaleza = in nature.
    * de tal naturaleza = such that.
    * naturaleza engañosa = deceptiveness.
    * naturaleza humana = human nature.
    * naturaleza judía = Jewishness.
    * por naturaleza = by nature, by definition, characteristically, natural-born, naturally, inherently.
    * por + Posesivo + (propia) naturaleza = in + Posesivo + nature.
    * por su naturaleza = by + Posesivo + nature.
    * venir por naturaleza a = come + naturally to, be second nature to + Pronombre.
    * verdadera naturaleza, la = true nature, the.

    * * *
    A ( Ecol):
    vivir en contacto con la naturaleza to live close to nature
    dejemos obrar a la naturaleza let's allow nature to take its course
    Compuesto:
    still life
    B (índole) nature
    afecciones de naturaleza alérgica diseases of an allergic nature
    la naturaleza humana human nature
    conozco mi naturaleza y sé cómo voy a reaccionar I know what I'm like and I know how I'll react
    es indolente por naturaleza he's naturally lazy
    es de naturaleza agresiva y violenta he's aggressive and violent by nature, he has an aggressive and violent nature
    C ( ant) (nacionalidad) nationality
    * * *

     

    naturaleza sustantivo femenino
    a) (Ecol):


    naturaleza muerta still life

    naturaleza sustantivo femenino
    1 nature: es de naturaleza tímida, she's shy by nature
    Arte naturaleza muerta, still life
    2 (clase, tipo) nature: no hagas comentarios de esa naturaleza, don't make remarks of that kind
    3 (constitución) physical constitution
    ' naturaleza' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    carácter
    - carta
    - índole
    - maravilla
    - prodigio
    - secreta
    - secreto
    - temperamento
    - condición
    - conservar
    - consistir
    - diverso
    - dotar
    - espíritu
    - humano
    - por
    - ser
    English:
    commune
    - dominant
    - freak
    - love
    - naturally
    - nature
    - nature conservation
    - secret
    - self-fulfilling
    - sweet
    - tame
    - temperamentally
    - wild
    - human
    - still
    * * *
    1.
    la naturaleza [seres del universo] nature;
    aman a la naturaleza they love nature, they are nature lovers;
    por naturaleza by nature;
    la madre naturaleza Mother Nature
    naturaleza muerta still life
    2. [características] nature;
    se desconoce la naturaleza de la enfermedad the nature of the illness is unknown
    3. [complexión] constitution
    4. [carácter] nature;
    la naturaleza humana human nature;
    una persona de naturaleza nerviosa a person of a nervous disposition, a person who is nervous by nature
    5. [tipo, clase] nature;
    prefiero no meterme en negocios de esa naturaleza I prefer not to get involved in deals of that nature o in that kind of deal
    * * *
    f
    1 nature
    2 ( índole) kind, type
    * * *
    1) : nature
    la madre naturaleza: mother nature
    2) índole: nature, disposition, constitution
    la naturaleza humana: human nature
    3)
    naturaleza muerta : still life
    * * *
    naturaleza n nature

    Spanish-English dictionary > naturaleza

  • 11 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

  • 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
    A,
    a sustantivo femenino (pl aes) (read as /a/) the letter A, a

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 13 a demanda

    Ex. Patients hospitalized for treatment of psychiatric illness commonly receive pro re nata anti-anxiety and hypnotic agents.
    * * *

    Ex: Patients hospitalized for treatment of psychiatric illness commonly receive pro re nata anti-anxiety and hypnotic agents.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a demanda

  • 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 a un nivel básico

    Ex. This is called consumer health information and it encompasses information about health care and illness at a lay level.
    * * *

    Ex: This is called consumer health information and it encompasses information about health care and illness at a lay level.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a un nivel básico

  • 18 abatido

    adj.
    1 depressed, despondent, crestfallen, dejected.
    2 contemptible, despicable.
    3 devalued, fallen in price, depreciated.
    m.
    slating, boarding.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: abatir.
    * * *
    1→ link=abatir abatir
    1 (deprimido) dejected, depressed
    2 (despreciable) despicable, low
    3 (fruta) fallen, drooping
    * * *
    (f. - abatida)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=deprimido) depressed, dejected

    tener la cara abatida — to be crestfallen, look dejected

    2) (=despreciable) despicable, contemptible
    3) (Com, Econ) depreciated
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) [estar] (deprimido, triste) depressed
    b) [estar] ( desanimado) downhearted, dispirited
    * * *
    = disheartened, depressed, abject, despondent, abjected, dispirited, hipped.
    Ex. This paper describes a case study where a proposal by the city manager to cut the budget of the public library by 40% has left the library director very disheartened.
    Ex. As I said in the study I did on the subject analysis of nonbook materials, the problem that librarians and media specialists felt most depressed about was the cataloging of music recordings.
    Ex. Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    Ex. Perhaps those who come from the smaller nations feel even more despondent about their plight.
    Ex. In this study of sapphism in the British novel, Moore often directs our attention to the periphery of sapphic romances, when an abjected body suffers on behalf of the stainless heroine.
    Ex. The text around the rim of the teacup, from Marcel Proust, reads: ' Dispirited after a dreary day, with the prospect of a depressing morrow'.
    Ex. His in danger of becoming hipped, a prey to his own doubts and fears, and unable to accomplish anything in life beyond catering to his own morbid fancies.
    ----
    * abatidos, los = dismayed, the.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) [estar] (deprimido, triste) depressed
    b) [estar] ( desanimado) downhearted, dispirited
    * * *
    = disheartened, depressed, abject, despondent, abjected, dispirited, hipped.

    Ex: This paper describes a case study where a proposal by the city manager to cut the budget of the public library by 40% has left the library director very disheartened.

    Ex: As I said in the study I did on the subject analysis of nonbook materials, the problem that librarians and media specialists felt most depressed about was the cataloging of music recordings.
    Ex: Her art works incorporate such abject materials as dirt, hair, excrement, dead animals, menstrual blood and rotting food in order to confront taboo issues of gender and sexuality.
    Ex: Perhaps those who come from the smaller nations feel even more despondent about their plight.
    Ex: In this study of sapphism in the British novel, Moore often directs our attention to the periphery of sapphic romances, when an abjected body suffers on behalf of the stainless heroine.
    Ex: The text around the rim of the teacup, from Marcel Proust, reads: ' Dispirited after a dreary day, with the prospect of a depressing morrow'.
    Ex: His in danger of becoming hipped, a prey to his own doubts and fears, and unable to accomplish anything in life beyond catering to his own morbid fancies.
    * abatidos, los = dismayed, the.

    * * *
    abatido -da
    1 [ ESTAR] (deprimido, triste) depressed
    está muy abatido por su muerte her death has left him very depressed o feeling very low
    siempre ha sido tan alegre y ahora lo veo tan abatido he's always been such a cheerful person and now he seems so dejected o downhearted o despondent
    la enfermedad lo tiene muy abatido he's feeling very low o very down because of his illness
    2 [ ESTAR] (desanimado) depressed, downhearted, dispirited, despondent
    * * *

    Del verbo abatir: ( conjugate abatir)

    abatido es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    abatido    
    abatir
    abatido
    ◊ -da adjetivo [estar] (deprimido, triste) depressed;


    ( desanimado) downhearted, dispirited
    abatir ( conjugate abatir) verbo transitivo
    1 ( derribar) ‹pájaro/avión to bring down;
    muro/edificio to knock down;
    árbol to fell;

    2 (deprimir, entristecer):

    no te dejes abatido por las preocupaciones don't let your worries get you down
    3 asiento to recline
    abatirse verbo pronominal
    1 ( deprimirse) to get depressed
    2 (frml) abatidose sobre algo/algn [pájaro/avión] to swoop down on sth/sb;
    [ desgracia] to befall sth/sb (frml);

    abatido,-a adjetivo dejected, depressed, downhearted
    abatir verbo transitivo
    1 (derribar, derrumbar) to knock down, pull down: los enemigos abatieron tres de nuestros aviones, the enemy shot down three of our planes
    2 (tumbar el respaldo) to fold down
    3 (desalentar) to depress, dishearten: las malas noticias no nos abatieron, the bad news didn't discourage us
    ' abatido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abatida
    - aplanar
    - desanimada
    - desanimado
    - deshecha
    - deshecho
    - polvo
    - sombría
    - sombrío
    - abatir
    English:
    dejected
    - despondent
    - dishearten
    - downcast
    - glum
    - grief-stricken
    - mope
    - prostrate
    - depressed
    - dispirited
    - down
    - miserable
    * * *
    abatido, -a adj
    dejected, downhearted;
    está muy abatido por la muerte de su padre he's feeling very down because of his father's death;
    “no me quiere”, respondió abatido “she doesn't love me,” he said dejectedly o downheartedly
    * * *
    I adj depressed
    II partabatir
    * * *
    abatido, -da adj
    : dejected, depressed

    Spanish-English dictionary > abatido

  • 19 abatir

    v.
    1 to knock down (derribar) (muro).
    El porrazo abatió la puerta The blow knocked down the door.
    2 to depress, to dishearten.
    no te dejes abatir por tan poca cosa don't let something so trivial get you down
    La muerte de María abatió a Ricardo Ann's death disheartened Richard.
    3 to stamp out, to beat, to eradicate.
    EXEX abatió la corrupción EXEX stamped out corruption.
    4 to shoot down, to bring down, to down.
    Ellos se abalanzaron a limpiar They hastened to clean.
    5 to drift, to cast, to make leeway.
    La embarcación abatió y se perdió The boat drifted and got lost.
    * * *
    1 (derribar) to knock down, pull down
    2 (matar) to kill; (herir) to wound; (a tiros) to shoot down
    3 (bajar) to lower, take down
    4 (desanimar) to depress
    5 (humillar) to humiliate
    1 (ave) to swoop ( sobre, down on); (avión) to dive ( sobre, down on)
    2 (ceder) to give in
    3 (desanimarse) to lose heart, become depressed
    4 figurado (descender) to fall upon
    * * *
    verb
    1) to knock down, demolish
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=derribar) to demolish, knock down; [+ tienda de campaña] to take down; [+ árbol] to cut down, fell; [+ ave] to shoot down, bring down; [+ bandera] to lower, strike; [+ persona] to knock down
    2) [enfermedad, dolor] to lay low, prostrate frm
    3) (=desanimar) to depress, discourage; (=humillar) to humble, humiliate
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( derribar) <pájaro/avión> to bring down; <muro/edificio> to knock down; < árbol> to fell
    2) (deprimir, entristecer)
    3) < asiento> to recline
    2.
    abatirse v pron
    1) ( deprimirse) to get depressed
    2) (frml)

    abatirse sobre algo/alguien — pájaro/avión to swoop down on something/somebody; desgracia to befall something/somebody (frml)

    * * *
    = break + Posesivo + spirit, cast + a pall of gloom over, defeat, lay + Nombre + low, dishearten.
    Ex. And though it was a terrible tragedy in Madrid, to pull out of Iraq would be to give in to the terrorists, give them and inch and they'll take a mile, we've got to show them that our spirit will not be broken.
    Ex. This prolonged dry spell has cast a pall of gloom over the agrochemical business.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Dewey Decimal system defeats Truman! Library cartoons'.
    Ex. She suffered frequent flare-ups of widespread inflammation that would lay her low for days on end.
    Ex. It is easy to be disheartened by the negative flow of news, but the strength of our labor market should bolster the confidence of our outlook.
    ----
    * abatirse = come to + pieces, fall to + pieces, swoop.
    * abatirse sobre = bear down on.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( derribar) <pájaro/avión> to bring down; <muro/edificio> to knock down; < árbol> to fell
    2) (deprimir, entristecer)
    3) < asiento> to recline
    2.
    abatirse v pron
    1) ( deprimirse) to get depressed
    2) (frml)

    abatirse sobre algo/alguien — pájaro/avión to swoop down on something/somebody; desgracia to befall something/somebody (frml)

    * * *
    = break + Posesivo + spirit, cast + a pall of gloom over, defeat, lay + Nombre + low, dishearten.

    Ex: And though it was a terrible tragedy in Madrid, to pull out of Iraq would be to give in to the terrorists, give them and inch and they'll take a mile, we've got to show them that our spirit will not be broken.

    Ex: This prolonged dry spell has cast a pall of gloom over the agrochemical business.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Dewey Decimal system defeats Truman! Library cartoons'.
    Ex: She suffered frequent flare-ups of widespread inflammation that would lay her low for days on end.
    Ex: It is easy to be disheartened by the negative flow of news, but the strength of our labor market should bolster the confidence of our outlook.
    * abatirse = come to + pieces, fall to + pieces, swoop.
    * abatirse sobre = bear down on.

    * * *
    abatir [I1 ]
    vt
    A (derribar) ‹pájaro/avión› to shoot down, bring down; ‹muro/edificio› to knock down, pull down, demolish; ‹árbol› to fell, cut down
    nuestro objetivo es abatir la violencia our objective is to stamp out o eradicate violence
    fue abatido a tiros por la policía he was gunned down by the police
    B
    (deprimir, entristecer): la enfermedad lo abatió mucho his illness made him feel very low o really laid him low
    la angustia que abate a los supervivientes de las grandes catástrofes the distress suffered by survivors of disasters
    no te dejes abatir por las preocupaciones don't let your worries get you down
    C (inclinar, bajar) ‹cabeza› to bow, lower; ‹asiento› to recline
    A (deprimirse) to get depressed
    B ( frml) abatirse SOBRE algo/algn «pájaro/avión» to swoop down ON sth/sb; «desgracia» to befall sth/sb ( frml)
    el águila se abatió sobre su presa the eagle swooped down on its prey
    el hambre se abate sobre los habitantes the inhabitants are falling victim to starvation
    el caos se abatió sobre el país the country was plunged into chaos
    un temporal de gran intensidad se abatió sobre la costa a violent storm struck o hit the coast
    * * *

    abatir ( conjugate abatir) verbo transitivo
    1 ( derribar) ‹pájaro/avión to bring down;
    muro/edificio to knock down;
    árbol to fell;

    2 (deprimir, entristecer):

    no te dejes abatir por las preocupaciones don't let your worries get you down
    3 asiento to recline
    abatirse verbo pronominal
    1 ( deprimirse) to get depressed
    2 (frml) abatirse sobre algo/algn [pájaro/avión] to swoop down on sth/sb;
    [ desgracia] to befall sth/sb (frml);

    abatir verbo transitivo
    1 (derribar, derrumbar) to knock down, pull down: los enemigos abatieron tres de nuestros aviones, the enemy shot down three of our planes
    2 (tumbar el respaldo) to fold down
    3 (desalentar) to depress, dishearten: las malas noticias no nos abatieron, the bad news didn't discourage us
    ' abatir' also found in these entries:
    English:
    depress
    - strike down
    - depressed
    - gun
    - shoot
    * * *
    vt
    1. [derribar] [muro] to knock down;
    [avión] to shoot down;
    el atracador fue abatido a tiros the robber was gunned down
    2. [desanimar] to depress, to dishearten;
    no te dejes abatir por tan poca cosa don't let yourself be upset by something so trivial
    * * *
    v/t
    1 edificio knock o
    pull down; árbol cut down, fell; AVIA shoot o
    bring down
    2 fig
    kill; ( deprimir) depress
    * * *
    abatir vt
    1) derribar: to demolish, to knock down
    2) : to shoot down
    3) deprimir: to depress, to bring low

    Spanish-English dictionary > abatir

  • 20 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

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  • physical medicine and rehabilitation — or physiatry or physical therapy or rehabilitation medicine Medical specialty treating chronic disabilities through physical means to help patients return to a comfortable, productive life despite a medical problem. Its objectives are pain relief …   Universalium

  • physical — [[t]fɪ̱zɪk(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦ physicals 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Physical qualities, actions, or things are connected with a person s body, rather than with their mind. ...the physical and mental problems caused by the illness... Physical activity… …   English dictionary

  • Physical intimacy — Caress redirects here. For other uses, see Caress (disambiguation). Couple sharing physical intimacy Physical intimacy is sensual proximity and/or touching.[1] It can be enjoyed by itself and/or be an expression of feelings (such as close… …   Wikipedia

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