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reduction in prices

  • 1 abaratamiento

    m.
    price reduction, reduction in price, reduction of price, cheapening.
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    1 reduction in price
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    masculino ( de precios) reduction

    el abaratamiento del petróleothe fall o reduction in the price of oil

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    Ex. The cheapening process takes place when we just use the work at hand and don't do any additional work.
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    masculino ( de precios) reduction

    el abaratamiento del petróleothe fall o reduction in the price of oil

    * * *

    Ex: The cheapening process takes place when we just use the work at hand and don't do any additional work.

    * * *
    (de precios) reduction
    el abaratamiento del petróleo the fall o reduction in the price of oil
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    abaratamiento sustantivo masculino reduction
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    reduction o fall in price;
    el abaratamiento de los precios the reduction o fall in prices
    * * *
    : price reduction

    Spanish-English dictionary > abaratamiento

  • 2 acelerón

    m.
    sudden acceleration.
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    1 sudden acceleration
    \
    dar un acelerón AUTOMÓVIL to step on the accelerator, put one's foot down
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    SM
    1) (Aut) sudden acceleration
    2) (fig) (=gran paso) leap forward; (=aumento) rapid increase; (=mejora) rapid improvement
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    masculino burst of acceleration
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    = spurt, jump-start [jumpstart], speed-up.
    Ex. Consistent productivity is the goal of any supervisor -- not brief spurts of effort followed by a reduction of activities.
    Ex. No hospital creates a healthier community all by itself but it can give its neighbors a jump-start.
    Ex. This article presents some practical tips to help users of DIALOG's DIALOGLINK including buffer size, screen speed-up, startup short cuts, type-ahead buffer and use of DIALOGLING with other services.
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    masculino burst of acceleration
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    = spurt, jump-start [jumpstart], speed-up.

    Ex: Consistent productivity is the goal of any supervisor -- not brief spurts of effort followed by a reduction of activities.

    Ex: No hospital creates a healthier community all by itself but it can give its neighbors a jump-start.
    Ex: This article presents some practical tips to help users of DIALOG's DIALOGLINK including buffer size, screen speed-up, startup short cuts, type-ahead buffer and use of DIALOGLING with other services.

    * * *
    burst of acceleration
    no des or pegues esos acelerones tan bruscos don't accelerate suddenly like that
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    acelerón sustantivo masculino dar un acelerón, to put one's foot down
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    [de corredor, coche] burst of speed;
    no des tantos acelerones stop accelerating suddenly like that;
    el acelerón de la demanda ha hecho subir los precios the sudden surge in demand has forced prices up
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    m
    :
    dar un acelerón step on the gas, Br put one’s foot down;
    dio semejante acelerón con el coche que … he accelerated so hard that …

    Spanish-English dictionary > acelerón

  • 3 bajada

    f.
    1 descent (descenso).
    cuando veníamos de bajada on our way (back) down
    2 (downward) slope (pendiente).
    3 decrease, drop.
    4 ebb, ebb tide, outgoing tide.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: bajar.
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    1 (disminución) drop, fall
    esto representa una bajada del 10% this represents a drop of 10%
    2 (descenso) descent; (de telón, barrera) lowering
    mientras subía, no pensaba más que en la bajada all the while I was climbing up I could think of nothing but the descent
    3 (camino) way down
    4 (en carretera etc) slope, hill
    \
    bajada de bandera minimum fare
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    noun f.
    2) fall, drop
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    SF
    1) (=camino)

    la bajada hasta el río(=sendero) the path down to the river; (=carretera) the road down to the river

    2) (=acción) descent

    en la bajada alcanzamos los 150km/h — on the way down o descent we got up to 150km/h

    3) (=disminución) fall, drop

    bajada de tensiónfall o drop in blood pressure

    4) Esp
    ** [de drogas]
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    1) ( acción) descent
    2) ( camino)

    la bajada a la playa es muy empinadathe path (o road etc) down to the beach is very steep

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    = depression, downturn, droop, descent, fall, slope.
    Ex. When one is in place, the depression of a lever causes it to be photographed onto the next blank space.
    Ex. Part of the trend towards declining conference attendance results from the downturn in the economy = Parte de la tendencia hacia el descenso de la asistencia a los congresos es consecuencia de la caída de la economía.
    Ex. This article describes a study undertaken in Brazil to investigate the phenomenon of the droop at the end of the graph demonstrating Bradford's law which corresponds to the journals of low productivity.
    Ex. The street-smart kid's descent into crime and heroin addiction is now too familiar a story.
    Ex. There has been a rapid increase in the number and costs of science, technology and medicine scholarly titles in recent years, and a fall in subscriptions.
    Ex. The heading PITCH (Slope) illustrates how to qualify a word by another in parenthesis to clarify the meaning = El encabezamiento PENDIENTE (inclinación) ilustra cómo modificar una palabra con otra entre paréntesis para aclarar el significado.
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    * bajada de los precios = falling prices.
    * bajada de nivel = drawdown.
    * bajada de tensión = sag.
    * constante de bajada = slope constant.
    * lista de bajada = drop-down list.
    * menú de bajada = pull-down menu, drop-down menu.
    * subidas y bajadas = highs and lows.
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    1) ( acción) descent
    2) ( camino)

    la bajada a la playa es muy empinadathe path (o road etc) down to the beach is very steep

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    = depression, downturn, droop, descent, fall, slope.

    Ex: When one is in place, the depression of a lever causes it to be photographed onto the next blank space.

    Ex: Part of the trend towards declining conference attendance results from the downturn in the economy = Parte de la tendencia hacia el descenso de la asistencia a los congresos es consecuencia de la caída de la economía.
    Ex: This article describes a study undertaken in Brazil to investigate the phenomenon of the droop at the end of the graph demonstrating Bradford's law which corresponds to the journals of low productivity.
    Ex: The street-smart kid's descent into crime and heroin addiction is now too familiar a story.
    Ex: There has been a rapid increase in the number and costs of science, technology and medicine scholarly titles in recent years, and a fall in subscriptions.
    Ex: The heading PITCH (Slope) illustrates how to qualify a word by another in parenthesis to clarify the meaning = El encabezamiento PENDIENTE (inclinación) ilustra cómo modificar una palabra con otra entre paréntesis para aclarar el significado.
    * bajada de los precios = falling prices.
    * bajada de nivel = drawdown.
    * bajada de tensión = sag.
    * constante de bajada = slope constant.
    * lista de bajada = drop-down list.
    * menú de bajada = pull-down menu, drop-down menu.
    * subidas y bajadas = highs and lows.

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    A (acción) descent
    en la bajada me fallaron los frenos my brakes failed on the way down
    al atardecer emprendimos la bajada as evening fell we began the descent
    iba corriendo en bajada y no pude parar I was running downhill and couldn't stop
    tuvo una bajada de tensión his blood pressure dropped
    Compuestos:
    gutter
    minimum fare
    B
    (camino): la bajada para la playa the path ( o road etc) down to the beach
    la bajada es muy empinada it's a very steep descent, the path ( o road etc) down is very steep
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    bajada sustantivo femenino
    1 ( acción) descent;

    tuvo una bajada de tensión his blood pressure dropped;
    bajada de bandera ( en taxi) minimum fare
    2


    b) ( camino):

    la bajada a la playa es muy empinada the path (o road etc) down to the beach is very steep

    bajada sustantivo femenino
    1 (descenso) descent
    2 (pendiente) slope
    3 (de precios, temperaturas) drop, fall
    4 (de taxi) bajada de bandera, minimum fare 5 bajada de aguas, the drains
    ' bajada' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    hundimiento
    English:
    comedown
    - decline
    - dip
    - downturn
    - drop
    - fall
    - way
    - descent
    - down
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    bajada nf
    1. [descenso] descent;
    cuando veníamos de bajada on our way (back) down
    bajada de aguas [tubo] drainpipe;
    bajada de bandera [de taxi] minimum fare
    2. [pendiente] (downward) slope;
    está al final de la bajada de la escuela it's at the bottom of the road that leads down to the school
    3. [disminución] decrease, drop;
    una bajada de los precios [caída] a drop o fall in prices;
    [rebaja] a price cut
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    f fall, drop
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    bajada nf
    1) : descent
    2) : dip, slope
    3) : decrease, drop
    * * *
    1. (descenso) descent
    2. (pendiente) slope / road down
    3. (disminución) fall / drop

    Spanish-English dictionary > bajada

  • 4 disminución

    f.
    decrease, abatement, decline, reduction.
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    1 decrease, reduction
    \
    ir en disminución to diminish, decrease
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    noun f.
    decrease, drop, fall
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    SF
    1) (=reducción) [de población, cantidad] decrease, drop, fall; [de precios, temperaturas] drop, fall; [de velocidad] decrease, reduction
    2) (Med) [de dolor] reduction; [de fiebre] drop, fall
    3) (Cos) [de puntos] decreasing
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    a) (de gastos, salarios, precios) decrease, drop, fall; ( de población) decrease, fall
    b) (de entusiasmo, interés) waning, dwindling
    c) ( al tejer) decreasing
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    = decline, drop, dropping off, lessening, shortfall [short-fall], shrinkage, diminution, abatement, deceleration, falling-off, waning, downward spiral, fall, slowdown, ebbing, minimisation [minimization, -USA], depletion, subsidence, lowering, effacement.
    Ex. Library automation was in its ascendancy at precisely the same time that the nation's economy was firmly embarked on its present calamitous decline.
    Ex. Perfect recall can only be achieved by a drop in the proportion of relevant documents considered.
    Ex. There is a sharp dropping off, particularly where activities require going beyond the library walls = Se da un marcado descenso, especialmente allí donde las actividades necesitan ir más allá de los muros de la biblioteca.
    Ex. It was concluded that when one tries to hold the fragile interest (through library publications) of a new customer, a mere lessening of sentence and word lengths work wonders in preventing the impeding of that interest.
    Ex. It seems likely that it is between 80-90% complete but since there are some notable absentees the shortfall in total coverage is a significant one.
    Ex. DBMS systems aim to allow data to be re-organised to accommodate growth, shrinkage and so on.
    Ex. Most adults feel the awakening of interest in biography and a diminution at the same time of the fondness for fiction.
    Ex. The asbestos literature is discussed under its industrial, medical, legal, control and abatement aspects.
    Ex. He observes that at the junction points of sciences there is an almost twofold deceleration of the processes of application and spreading of knowledge.
    Ex. A slight decline -- about 1% -- in the book title output of US publishers took place in 1988, compared with 1987, largely attributable to a falling-off of mass market paperback output, especially in fiction.
    Ex. This article discusses the impact of growing number of students and waning financial resources on library services and acquisition focusing on book shortages, security problems and inadequacy of staffing.
    Ex. The downward spiral of increasing serial prices and decreasing subscriptions is well documented.
    Ex. There has been a rapid increase in the number and costs of science, technology and medicine scholarly titles in recent years, and a fall in subscriptions.
    Ex. A new solution to the problem of predicting cyclical highs and lows in the economy enables one to gauge whether an incipient economic downswing will turn out to be a slowdown in economic growth or a real recession.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'The ebbing of municipal documents and the flow of public information in New York'.
    Ex. A strategy for deciding the optimal volume of a library's periodical holdings is formulated, based on minimisation of the total costs incurred by the use of periodical articles.
    Ex. Results indicated that there will be a serious depletion of resources in library schools before the year 2001.
    Ex. Decision making by the Water Board on water levels was based on information on agricultural effects and the risk of damage to buildings and roads as a consequence of subsidence.
    Ex. Irrespective of the depth of indexing, however, the essential simplicity of post-coordinate indexing is a factor that can lead to a lowering of precision at the search stage.
    Ex. Meanwhile a coalition of cells has been effected at intervals through the effacement of their walls.
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    * disminución de la calidad = lowering of standards.
    * disminución de la confianza = sapping of confidence.
    * en disminución = dwindling, on the wane.
    * * *
    a) (de gastos, salarios, precios) decrease, drop, fall; ( de población) decrease, fall
    b) (de entusiasmo, interés) waning, dwindling
    c) ( al tejer) decreasing
    * * *
    = decline, drop, dropping off, lessening, shortfall [short-fall], shrinkage, diminution, abatement, deceleration, falling-off, waning, downward spiral, fall, slowdown, ebbing, minimisation [minimization, -USA], depletion, subsidence, lowering, effacement.

    Ex: Library automation was in its ascendancy at precisely the same time that the nation's economy was firmly embarked on its present calamitous decline.

    Ex: Perfect recall can only be achieved by a drop in the proportion of relevant documents considered.
    Ex: There is a sharp dropping off, particularly where activities require going beyond the library walls = Se da un marcado descenso, especialmente allí donde las actividades necesitan ir más allá de los muros de la biblioteca.
    Ex: It was concluded that when one tries to hold the fragile interest (through library publications) of a new customer, a mere lessening of sentence and word lengths work wonders in preventing the impeding of that interest.
    Ex: It seems likely that it is between 80-90% complete but since there are some notable absentees the shortfall in total coverage is a significant one.
    Ex: DBMS systems aim to allow data to be re-organised to accommodate growth, shrinkage and so on.
    Ex: Most adults feel the awakening of interest in biography and a diminution at the same time of the fondness for fiction.
    Ex: The asbestos literature is discussed under its industrial, medical, legal, control and abatement aspects.
    Ex: He observes that at the junction points of sciences there is an almost twofold deceleration of the processes of application and spreading of knowledge.
    Ex: A slight decline -- about 1% -- in the book title output of US publishers took place in 1988, compared with 1987, largely attributable to a falling-off of mass market paperback output, especially in fiction.
    Ex: This article discusses the impact of growing number of students and waning financial resources on library services and acquisition focusing on book shortages, security problems and inadequacy of staffing.
    Ex: The downward spiral of increasing serial prices and decreasing subscriptions is well documented.
    Ex: There has been a rapid increase in the number and costs of science, technology and medicine scholarly titles in recent years, and a fall in subscriptions.
    Ex: A new solution to the problem of predicting cyclical highs and lows in the economy enables one to gauge whether an incipient economic downswing will turn out to be a slowdown in economic growth or a real recession.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'The ebbing of municipal documents and the flow of public information in New York'.
    Ex: A strategy for deciding the optimal volume of a library's periodical holdings is formulated, based on minimisation of the total costs incurred by the use of periodical articles.
    Ex: Results indicated that there will be a serious depletion of resources in library schools before the year 2001.
    Ex: Decision making by the Water Board on water levels was based on information on agricultural effects and the risk of damage to buildings and roads as a consequence of subsidence.
    Ex: Irrespective of the depth of indexing, however, the essential simplicity of post-coordinate indexing is a factor that can lead to a lowering of precision at the search stage.
    Ex: Meanwhile a coalition of cells has been effected at intervals through the effacement of their walls.
    * disminución de la calidad = lowering of standards.
    * disminución de la confianza = sapping of confidence.
    * en disminución = dwindling, on the wane.

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    1 (de gastos, salarios, precios) decrease, drop, fall; (de la población) decrease, fall
    la disminución de las tarifas the lowering of o reduction in charges
    la disminución de la población estudiantil the decrease o fall in the student population
    2 (del entusiasmo, interés) waning, dwindling
    una disminución del interés del público waning o dwindling public interest
    3 (al tejer) decreasing
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    disminución sustantivo femenino
    decrease, fall;
    ( de temperatura) drop;
    ( de tarifa) reduction
    disminución sustantivo femenino decrease, drop
    ' disminución' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    distensión
    English:
    decline
    - decrease
    - shrinkage
    - fall
    - slump
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    [de cantidad, velocidad, intensidad] decrease, decline (de in); [de precios, temperaturas] fall (de in); [de interés] decline, waning (de of);
    la disminución del desempleo/de la contaminación the decrease in unemployment/pollution;
    una disminución salarial a decrease o drop in wages;
    ir en disminución to be on the decrease
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    f decrease
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    disminución nf, pl - ciones : decrease, drop, fall
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    disminución n fall / drop

    Spanish-English dictionary > disminución

  • 5 implacable

    adj.
    implacable, relentless.
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    1 implacable, relentless
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    adj.
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    ADJ implacable, relentless
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    a) <odio/furia> implacable; <avance/lucha> relentless; < sol> relentless
    b) <juez/crítico> implacable
    c) <enemigo/contrincante> ruthless
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    = unrelenting, relentless, ruthless, remorseless, unforgiving, bitter, implacable, inexorable, nagging, unsparing, cutthroat.
    Nota: Adjetivo.
    Ex. Unrelenting tuition increases are pricing private institutions out of the reach of many middle-class parents.
    Ex. They need to be relentless in their fight for adequate funding so that the library service and the profession are not jeopardised.
    Ex. The ruling also coincided with a flood of mergers and acquisitions that transformed gentlemen publishers into ruthless entrepreneurs.
    Ex. The population explosion and the remorseless growth of knowledge are discussed.
    Ex. Unlike other Swedish illustrators, he used the time consuming and unforgiving technique of wood engraving for his illustrations.
    Ex. The author notes the work of Melvyl Dewey in espousing library education and the bitter opposition from some library leaders.
    Ex. The implacable reduction in the dissemination of public documents constitutes a rebarbative policy that threatens the quality of reference services in libraries.
    Ex. The inexorable tide of automation seems to be threatening the existence of old-fashioned, handwritten copymarking.
    Ex. With inflated prices, the nagging question was whether consumers were being bilked by the market.
    Ex. The book is so ferociously unsparing in detailing the systematic torment as well as wanton cruelty that the reconstruction of the past is often unbearable.
    Ex. As the saying goes, 'Be as innocent as a lamb, and as wily as a fox' -- shrewdness is a valuable attribute in this cutthroat world.
    ----
    * actuar de un modo implacable = play + hardball.
    * ser implacable = play + hardball.
    * * *
    a) <odio/furia> implacable; <avance/lucha> relentless; < sol> relentless
    b) <juez/crítico> implacable
    c) <enemigo/contrincante> ruthless
    * * *
    = unrelenting, relentless, ruthless, remorseless, unforgiving, bitter, implacable, inexorable, nagging, unsparing, cutthroat.
    Nota: Adjetivo.

    Ex: Unrelenting tuition increases are pricing private institutions out of the reach of many middle-class parents.

    Ex: They need to be relentless in their fight for adequate funding so that the library service and the profession are not jeopardised.
    Ex: The ruling also coincided with a flood of mergers and acquisitions that transformed gentlemen publishers into ruthless entrepreneurs.
    Ex: The population explosion and the remorseless growth of knowledge are discussed.
    Ex: Unlike other Swedish illustrators, he used the time consuming and unforgiving technique of wood engraving for his illustrations.
    Ex: The author notes the work of Melvyl Dewey in espousing library education and the bitter opposition from some library leaders.
    Ex: The implacable reduction in the dissemination of public documents constitutes a rebarbative policy that threatens the quality of reference services in libraries.
    Ex: The inexorable tide of automation seems to be threatening the existence of old-fashioned, handwritten copymarking.
    Ex: With inflated prices, the nagging question was whether consumers were being bilked by the market.
    Ex: The book is so ferociously unsparing in detailing the systematic torment as well as wanton cruelty that the reconstruction of the past is often unbearable.
    Ex: As the saying goes, 'Be as innocent as a lamb, and as wily as a fox' -- shrewdness is a valuable attribute in this cutthroat world.
    * actuar de un modo implacable = play + hardball.
    * ser implacable = play + hardball.

    * * *
    1 ‹odio/furia› implacable; ‹avance/lucha› relentless
    el implacable sol del mediodía the relentless midday sun
    el paso implacable del tiempo the inexorable passage of time
    2 ‹juez/crítico› implacable
    es implacable cuando se trata de corregir errores de ortografía she is unforgiving o uncompromising when it comes to correcting spelling mistakes
    3 ‹enemigo/contrincante› ruthless
    * * *

    implacable adjetivo
    a)odio/furia implacable;

    avance/lucha relentless;
    sol relentless
    b)juez/crítico implacable

    c)enemigo/contrincante ruthless

    implacable adjetivo relentless, implacable
    ' implacable' also found in these entries:
    English:
    bitter
    - fierce
    - persecution
    - pitiless
    - relentless
    - remorseless
    - unrelenting
    - hard
    - implacable
    - ruthless
    - unyielding
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    1. [odio, ira] implacable;
    [sol] relentless; [clima] harsh;
    el implacable avance del desierto the relentless o inexorable advance of the desert
    2. [persona] inflexible, firm;
    es implacable con sus alumnos she's very hard on her pupils
    3. [incontestable] unassailable;
    un argumento de una lógica implacable an argument of unassailable logic
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    adj implacable
    * * *
    : implacable, relentless

    Spanish-English dictionary > implacable

  • 6 rebajar

    v.
    1 to reduce (price).
    te rebajo 10 euros I'll knock 10 euros off for you
    Pedro rebajó los precios Peter reduced the prices.
    2 to humiliate (person).
    María rebajó a sus empleados Mary humiliated her employees.
    3 to tone down.
    4 to lower (altura).
    5 to dilute.
    6 to lose weight.
    Pedro rebajó muy rápido Peter lost weight quickly.
    7 to rebate, to trim down, to sink, to trim.
    Ricardo rebajó los precios Richard rebated the prices.
    8 to have less.
    Me rebajó la fiebre I have less fever.
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    1 (nivel) to lower; (arco) to depress
    2 (precio) to cut, reduce
    3 (color) to soften, tone down; (intensidad) to diminish
    4 (bebida) to water down
    5 (comida - sazonamiento) to make milder; (- densidad) to make thinner, thin out
    6 figurado (humillar) to humiliate
    1 MILITAR to be exempted
    2 figurado (humillarse) to humble oneself
    \
    rebajarse a hacer algo to stoop to do something, lower oneself to do something
    rebajarse ante alguien to humble oneself before somebody
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    verb
    to reduce, lower
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    1. VT
    1) (=reducir)
    a) [en dinero] [+ impuesto, coste, precio] to reduce, cut, lower

    algunos bancos rebajaron ayer sus tipos de interéssome banks reduced o cut o lowered their interest rates yesterday

    le rebajaron el precio en un cinco por cientothey reduced o cut the price by five per cent, they took five per cent off

    ¿nos han rebajado algo? — have they taken something off?, have they given us a reduction o discount?

    b) [en tiempo] [+ condena, castigo] to reduce; [+ edad, límite] to lower

    rebajó la plusmarca mundial en 1,2 segundos — he took 1.2 seconds off the world record

    c) [en cantidad] [+ nivel, temperatura] to reduce, lower; [+ luz, tensión, intensidad] to reduce; [+ peso] to lose; [+ dolor] to ease, alleviate
    2) (=diluir) [+ líquido] to dilute; [+ pintura] to thin; [+ color] to tone down; [+ droga] to cut, adulterate
    3) (=bajar la altura de) [+ terreno] to lower, lower the level of; [+ tejado] to lower; [+ puerta] to rabbet
    4) (=humillar) to humiliate, put down

    rebajó a su mujer delante de sus amigoshe put his wife down o humiliated his wife in front of their friends

    5) (Mil) (=eximir) to exempt (de from)
    2.
    VI

    rebajar de peso Arg, Uru to slim, lose weight

    una dieta para rebajar de peso — a diet to lose weight, a slimming diet

    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) < precio> to lower, bring... down; < artículo> to reduce

    me rebajó $200 — he took $200 off

    me lo rebajó a $3.500 — he brought the price down to $3,500

    2) <pintura/solución> to dilute, thin
    3)
    a) (achicar, acortar)

    rebajar un poco la puerta — to cut/saw/plane a little off the door

    b) < terreno> to lower (the level of)
    c) <peso/kilos> to lose
    4) ( humillar) to humiliate; ( bajar)
    2.
    rebajar vi ( humillar) to degrade, be degrading
    3.
    rebajarse v pron

    rebajarse a + inf — to lower oneself TO -ing

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    = be below + Posesivo + dignity, abase, humble, shave off, mark + Nombre + down.
    Ex. It was clear, though, that this author felt that the job had been below his dignity.
    Ex. Fairy tales not abased by the 'culture industry' might save us from our present state of barbarism resulting from a capitalism run wild.
    Ex. After nine long years, Pakistan's fourth military dictator, General Musharraf, had been humbled by the masses.
    Ex. You can shave off as much as 50% or even more from your current rate for home insurance in Arizona.
    Ex. They have just marked down all summer handbags to 50 percent off.
    ----
    * rebajar el precio = cut + price.
    * rebajar los precios = knock down + prices, slash + prices.
    * rebajarse = crawl.
    * rebajarse a = stoop to.
    * rebajarse al nivel de Alguien = get down to + Posesivo + level.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) < precio> to lower, bring... down; < artículo> to reduce

    me rebajó $200 — he took $200 off

    me lo rebajó a $3.500 — he brought the price down to $3,500

    2) <pintura/solución> to dilute, thin
    3)
    a) (achicar, acortar)

    rebajar un poco la puerta — to cut/saw/plane a little off the door

    b) < terreno> to lower (the level of)
    c) <peso/kilos> to lose
    4) ( humillar) to humiliate; ( bajar)
    2.
    rebajar vi ( humillar) to degrade, be degrading
    3.
    rebajarse v pron

    rebajarse a + inf — to lower oneself TO -ing

    * * *
    = be below + Posesivo + dignity, abase, humble, shave off, mark + Nombre + down.

    Ex: It was clear, though, that this author felt that the job had been below his dignity.

    Ex: Fairy tales not abased by the 'culture industry' might save us from our present state of barbarism resulting from a capitalism run wild.
    Ex: After nine long years, Pakistan's fourth military dictator, General Musharraf, had been humbled by the masses.
    Ex: You can shave off as much as 50% or even more from your current rate for home insurance in Arizona.
    Ex: They have just marked down all summer handbags to 50 percent off.
    * rebajar el precio = cut + price.
    * rebajar los precios = knock down + prices, slash + prices.
    * rebajarse = crawl.
    * rebajarse a = stoop to.
    * rebajarse al nivel de Alguien = get down to + Posesivo + level.

    * * *
    rebajar [A1 ]
    vt
    A ‹precio› to lower, bring … down; ‹artículo› to reduce, bring down the price of
    me rebajó $200 he took $200 off, he reduced it by $200, he knocked $200 off ( colloq)
    me rebajó el cuadro a $3.500 he brought the price of the painting down to $3,500, he reduced the painting to $3,500
    pídele que te lo rebaje ask him to bring the price down o to give you a discount o ( colloq) to knock a bit off
    todos estaban rebajados they were all reduced
    B ‹pintura› to reduce, dilute, thin; ‹solución› to dilute, thin
    C
    1
    (achicar, acortar): hay que rebajar un poco la puerta we need to cut/saw/plane a little off the door
    rebajaron el terreno unos tres metros they lowered (the level of) the ground by about three meters
    2 (adelgazar) to lose
    rebajó 15 kilos he lost o shed 15 kilos
    3 ‹arco› to depress
    4 ( RPl) ‹pelo› to layer
    D
    1 (humillar) to humiliate
    la rebajó delante de todos he humiliated her o made her look small in front of everyone
    2
    (bajar): llamarlo hostal es rebajarlo de categoría calling it a guest house doesn't do it justice o makes it sound less grand than it really is
    el restaurante ha sido rebajado de categoría the restaurant has been relegated to a lower category o has been downgraded
    3 (dar de baja) to exempt
    lo rebajaron de guardias he was exempted from o relieved of guard duties
    ■ rebajar
    vi
    A (humillar) to degrade, be degrading
    B
    ( RPl) (adelgazar) tb rebajar de peso to lose weight
    rebajarse A + INF to lower oneself TO -ING
    no pienso rebajarme a pedirle perdón I'm not going to humble myself by asking him to forgive me, I'm not going to lower myself to o stoop to asking him to forgive me
    rebajarse ANTE algn to humble oneself BEFORE sb
    * * *

    rebajar ( conjugate rebajar) verbo transitivo
    1 precio to lower, bring … down;
    artículo to reduce;
    me rebajó $200 he took $200 off

    2peso/kilos to lose
    verbo intransitivo ( humillar) to degrade, be degrading
    rebajarse verbo pronominal rebajarse a hacer algo to lower oneself to doing sth;
    rebajarse ante algn to humble oneself before sb
    rebajar verbo transitivo
    1 (una superficie) to lower
    2 (un precio) to cut, reduce: nos ha rebajado dos mil pesetas, he has taken two thousand pesetas off
    hemos rebajado las camisas, we have cut the price of the shirts
    3 (una sustancia) to dilute
    (con agua) to water: rebajan el vino con agua, they water the wine
    (un color, tono) to soften
    4 (hacer disminuir) to diminish: la falta de empleo ha rebajado su autoestima, being unemployed has diminished his self-esteem
    5 (humillar) to humiliate: la corrupción rebaja a las personas, corruption degrades people
    6 (a un empleado, funcionario, etc) to downgrade: rebajaron a Gómez de categoría, Gómez was downgraded
    7 (una pena, multa) to reduce
    ' rebajar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    descontar
    English:
    bring down
    - cheapen
    - discount
    - knock down
    - lower
    - mark down
    - put down
    - reduce
    - slash
    - cut
    - debase
    - knock
    - mark
    - put
    - thin
    - work
    * * *
    vt
    1. [precio] to reduce;
    han rebajado los precios a la mitad prices have been reduced o cut by half;
    te rebajo 10 euros I'll knock 10 euros off for you;
    me rebajaron el 10 por ciento they gave me 10 percent off
    2. [humillar] to humiliate, to put down;
    se siente inferior, toda la vida lo rebajaron he feels inferior, people have always put him down throughout his life
    3. [intensidad] to tone down
    4. [altura] to lower;
    [acera, bordillo] to lower
    5. [diluir] to dilute
    6. Mil to exempt
    7. RP [adelgazar] to lose;
    rebajé 3 kilos en un mes I lost 3 kilos in a month
    8. RP [pelo] to layer
    vi
    RP [adelgazar] to lose weight
    * * *
    v/t precio lower, reduce; mercancías reduce; Rpl: peso lose
    * * *
    1) : to reduce, to lower
    2) : to lessen, to diminish
    3) : to humiliate
    * * *
    rebajar vb to reduce

    Spanish-English dictionary > rebajar

  • 7 reducción

    f.
    1 reduction, decrease, decline, fall.
    2 curtailment, deescalation, cut, cutback.
    * * *
    1 reduction
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=disminución)
    a) [de cantidad, precios, consumo, tamaño] reduction

    una reducción del gasto públicoa cut o reduction in public spending

    b) [de tiempo] reduction
    2) (Mat) (=conversión) [de unidades, medidas] conversion; [de ecuaciones] reduction
    3) [de rebeldes] defeat
    4) (Med) setting, reduction frm
    5) Chile [de indígenas] reservation ( of natives)
    6) LAm ( Hist) settlement of Christianized Indians
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( disminución) reduction

    la reducción del precio del panthe reduction in o lowering of the price of bread

    reducción de impuestos — tax cuts, reduction in taxes

    b) (Fot) reduction
    2) (Mat, Quím, Med) reduction
    3) (Chi) ( de indígenas) reservation
    * * *
    = compression, curtailment, cutting, reduction, shrinkage, contraction, dilution, diminution, abatement, slashing, ebbing, depletion, narrowing, cut, effacement, drawdown, mark-down.
    Ex. The compression keys are built for all main and added entry combinations appropriate to a record.
    Ex. This paper emphasises the need for booksellers to keep informed of new developments and of the danger of curtailment of present activities, but also to be prepared to experiment.
    Ex. This article concludes that cutting the number of words could lead to undesirable impoverishing of data bases rendering them useless as an independent source of information.
    Ex. A scheme should allow reduction, to take out subjects and their subdivisions which are no longer used.
    Ex. DBMS systems aim to allow data to be re-organised to accommodate growth, shrinkage and so on.
    Ex. The euphoric years of affluence and expansion in the decades immediately following the midpoint of the century have given way to traumatic years of austerity and contraction.
    Ex. The good novelist is therefore an author with a wide appeal but this wide appeal is not attained, or even sought, through a dilution of quality; it is simply that this type of writer has a different sort of skill.
    Ex. Most adults feel the awakening of interest in biography and a diminution at the same time of the fondness for fiction.
    Ex. The asbestos literature is discussed under its industrial, medical, legal, control and abatement aspects.
    Ex. But more to the point, the claim that 2 1/2 million jobs depend on slashing red tape is a misrepresentation of a CBI survey carried out in advance of the UK general election of 1983.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'The ebbing of municipal documents and the flow of public information in New York'.
    Ex. Results indicated that there will be a serious depletion of resources in library schools before the year 2001.
    Ex. The narrowing of the curriculum has implications for the future.
    Ex. Cuts in the 1988 budget have resulted in cuts in opening hours, staff hours, and book budget.
    Ex. Meanwhile a coalition of cells has been effected at intervals through the effacement of their walls.
    Ex. Commanders in Iraq have decided to begin the drawdown of U.S. forces in volatile Diyala province, marking a turning point in the U.S. military mission.
    Ex. Customers will be charged either a mark-up or a mark-down, depending on whether they are buying or selling.
    ----
    * escala de reducción = reduction ratio.
    * mamoplastía de reducción = reduction mammoplasty.
    * mecanismo de reducción de situaciones difíciles = threat-reduction mechanism.
    * reducción al mínimo = minimisation [minimization, -USA].
    * reducción de costes = cost saving [cost-saving].
    * reducción de gastos = cost cutting, cost saving [cost-saving], cost reduction.
    * reducción de impuestos = tax cut.
    * reducción de la cuota de los países endeudados = debt relief.
    * reducción de la deuda externa = debt relief.
    * reducción de las diferencias entre... y = narrowing gap between... and, narrowing of the gap between... and.
    * reducción de los precios = price cut.
    * reducción de los tipos de interés = rate cut, interest-rate cut.
    * reducción de pecho = breast reduction.
    * reducción de personal = staff cutbacks, downsizing.
    * reducción de plantilla = downsizing.
    * reducción de precios = pricecutting.
    * reducción de tipo impositivo = tax abatement.
    * reducción de una palabra a su raíz = stemming.
    * reducciones presupuestarias = budgetary restrictions.
    * reducción fiscal = tax cut.
    * reducción para piano = piano score.
    * reducción presupuestaria = budget reduction, budgetary constraint.
    * reducción tributaria = tax reduction.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( disminución) reduction

    la reducción del precio del panthe reduction in o lowering of the price of bread

    reducción de impuestos — tax cuts, reduction in taxes

    b) (Fot) reduction
    2) (Mat, Quím, Med) reduction
    3) (Chi) ( de indígenas) reservation
    * * *
    = compression, curtailment, cutting, reduction, shrinkage, contraction, dilution, diminution, abatement, slashing, ebbing, depletion, narrowing, cut, effacement, drawdown, mark-down.

    Ex: The compression keys are built for all main and added entry combinations appropriate to a record.

    Ex: This paper emphasises the need for booksellers to keep informed of new developments and of the danger of curtailment of present activities, but also to be prepared to experiment.
    Ex: This article concludes that cutting the number of words could lead to undesirable impoverishing of data bases rendering them useless as an independent source of information.
    Ex: A scheme should allow reduction, to take out subjects and their subdivisions which are no longer used.
    Ex: DBMS systems aim to allow data to be re-organised to accommodate growth, shrinkage and so on.
    Ex: The euphoric years of affluence and expansion in the decades immediately following the midpoint of the century have given way to traumatic years of austerity and contraction.
    Ex: The good novelist is therefore an author with a wide appeal but this wide appeal is not attained, or even sought, through a dilution of quality; it is simply that this type of writer has a different sort of skill.
    Ex: Most adults feel the awakening of interest in biography and a diminution at the same time of the fondness for fiction.
    Ex: The asbestos literature is discussed under its industrial, medical, legal, control and abatement aspects.
    Ex: But more to the point, the claim that 2 1/2 million jobs depend on slashing red tape is a misrepresentation of a CBI survey carried out in advance of the UK general election of 1983.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'The ebbing of municipal documents and the flow of public information in New York'.
    Ex: Results indicated that there will be a serious depletion of resources in library schools before the year 2001.
    Ex: The narrowing of the curriculum has implications for the future.
    Ex: Cuts in the 1988 budget have resulted in cuts in opening hours, staff hours, and book budget.
    Ex: Meanwhile a coalition of cells has been effected at intervals through the effacement of their walls.
    Ex: Commanders in Iraq have decided to begin the drawdown of U.S. forces in volatile Diyala province, marking a turning point in the U.S. military mission.
    Ex: Customers will be charged either a mark-up or a mark-down, depending on whether they are buying or selling.
    * escala de reducción = reduction ratio.
    * mamoplastía de reducción = reduction mammoplasty.
    * mecanismo de reducción de situaciones difíciles = threat-reduction mechanism.
    * reducción al mínimo = minimisation [minimization, -USA].
    * reducción de costes = cost saving [cost-saving].
    * reducción de gastos = cost cutting, cost saving [cost-saving], cost reduction.
    * reducción de impuestos = tax cut.
    * reducción de la cuota de los países endeudados = debt relief.
    * reducción de la deuda externa = debt relief.
    * reducción de las diferencias entre... y = narrowing gap between... and, narrowing of the gap between... and.
    * reducción de los precios = price cut.
    * reducción de los tipos de interés = rate cut, interest-rate cut.
    * reducción de pecho = breast reduction.
    * reducción de personal = staff cutbacks, downsizing.
    * reducción de plantilla = downsizing.
    * reducción de precios = pricecutting.
    * reducción de tipo impositivo = tax abatement.
    * reducción de una palabra a su raíz = stemming.
    * reducciones presupuestarias = budgetary restrictions.
    * reducción fiscal = tax cut.
    * reducción para piano = piano score.
    * reducción presupuestaria = budget reduction, budgetary constraint.
    * reducción tributaria = tax reduction.

    * * *
    A
    1
    (disminución): reducción de gastos reduction in costs
    la reducción del precio del pan the reduction in o lowering of the price of bread
    no habrá reducción de los impuestos there will be no tax cuts o no reduction in taxes
    una reducción del personal a reduction o cutback in the workforce
    se ha producido una reducción en el consumo de tabaco there has been a reduction o drop in tobacco consumption
    una reducción de tres horas semanales a reduction of three hours a week
    se solicitó la reducción de la pena they asked for the sentence to be commuted o reduced
    2 ( Fot) reduction
    B
    1 ( Mat) reduction
    2 ( Quím) reduction
    C (de una ciudad) conquest; (de los rebeldes, enemigos) defeat
    D
    2 ( Chi) (de indígenas) reservation
    E (de una fractura) setting, reduction ( tech)
    * * *

     

    reducción sustantivo femenino
    reduction;
    reducción de impuestos tax cuts, reduction in taxes;

    una reducción de personal a reduction o cutback in the workforce
    reducción sustantivo femenino reduction
    reducción de plantilla, streamlining

    ' reducción' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    contrapartida
    - polvareda
    - rebaja
    - despedir
    English:
    cut
    - cutback
    - decrease
    - reduction
    - redundant
    - remission
    - retrenchment
    - board
    * * *
    1. [disminución] reduction;
    piden la reducción de la jornada laboral they are asking for working hours to be shortened;
    reducción al absurdo reductio ad absurdum;
    reducción de gastos cost cutting;
    han anunciado una reducción de gastos they have announced that they are going to cut costs;
    reducción de jornada: [m5] estar en reducción de jornada to work part-time;
    reducción de precios [acción] price-cutting;
    [resultado] price cut;
    2. [sometimiento] [de rebelión] suppression;
    [de ejército] defeat
    3. Med [de fractura] reduction
    4. Quím reduction
    5. Hist = settlement of Indians converted to Christianity
    6. RP [de cadáver] exhumation [for reburial of bones in smaller container]
    * * *
    f
    1 reduction;
    reducción de empleo job cuts pl ;
    reducción de la jornada laboral shortening of the working day;
    plantilla cutbacks pl, job cuts pl
    2 MED setting
    * * *
    reducción nf, pl - ciones : reduction, decrease
    * * *
    reducción n reduction

    Spanish-English dictionary > reducción

  • 8 descuento

    m.
    discount.
    hacer descuento to give a discount
    con descuento at a discount
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: descontar.
    * * *
    1 discount, reduction, deduction
    2 DEPORTE injury time
    \
    con descuento at a discount, on offer
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Com) discount

    un descuento del 3% — a discount of 3%, a 3% discount

    ¿me podría hacer un descuento? — could I have a discount?

    2) (Dep) injury time, overtime (EEUU)
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( rebaja) discount

    un descuento del 15% — a 15% discount

    compre Cremol, ahora con descuento — buy Cremol, now on special offer

    b) ( del sueldo) deduction
    2) (Dep) injury time
    3) (de letra, pagaré) discount
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( rebaja) discount

    un descuento del 15% — a 15% discount

    compre Cremol, ahora con descuento — buy Cremol, now on special offer

    b) ( del sueldo) deduction
    2) (Dep) injury time
    3) (de letra, pagaré) discount
    * * *
    descuento1
    1 = discount, deduction, rebate, trade-in allowance, discount ticket, reduced rate, special rate, reduced fee, discounted price, discount price, marked-down price, mark-down.

    Ex: The price, discount, and postage information is used to update the fund and vendor files and to pay the invoice.

    Ex: Each man took an equal share of the payment, regardless of how many pages he had set; deductions were made only for failings such as unpunctuality.
    Ex: The amount of rebate is three percentage points per year for the first five years of the loan.
    Ex: The company also offers a flat $50 trade-in allowance on major encyclopedias from other publishers.
    Ex: All employees can access the intranet where they can find information on the company fitness centre, employee anniversaries, and discount tickets to local attractions.
    Ex: Subscription price is 55 pounds (103 dollars) with reduced rates for members of the Institute of Information Scientists.
    Ex: Availability is by means of a monthly subscription of 34.95 dollars with special rates for doctors' groups.
    Ex: We have exetended the registration deadline for reduced fee of 300 EUR instead of 350 EUR until April, 17th.
    Ex: In fact, the discounted prices for large consortia are meaningless; probably not a single buyer has actually paid the undiscounted price.
    Ex: After February 24, the discount price is $495 and $595 until the day before the event, a savings of up to $900 off onsite registration.
    Ex: Instead of keeping such items in our warehouse collecting dust, we are placing them here for a clearance sale at significantly marked-down prices.
    Ex: Customers will be charged either a mark-up or a mark-down, depending on whether they are buying or selling.
    * con descuento = at a discount, discounted, cut-price, cut-rate.
    * descuento por compra al por mayor = bulk deal, bulk rate, bulk rate discount.
    * descuento por inscripción anticipada = early bird registration, early bird price, early bird price, early-bird discount, early bird rate, early bird registration rate.
    * descuento por reserva anticipada = early booking discount.
    * descuento por ser estudiante = student rate.
    * hacer descuento = discount.
    * hacer un descuento = give + discount.
    * ofrecer descuento = offer + discount.
    * período de descuento por inscripción anticipada = early bird period.
    * precio con descuento = discounted price, discount price.
    * sin descuento = undiscounted.
    * vale de descuento = coupon.

    descuento2

    Ex: Flanker was the hero who scored the try that brought Australia to within a point of the lead into injury time at the end of the match.

    * * *
    A
    1 (rebaja) discount
    [ S ] no se hacen descuentos no discounts given
    me hicieron un descuento del 15% I got a 15% discount
    compre Cremol, ahora con descuento buy Cremol, now on special offer
    descuentos para empleados staff discounts
    2 (del sueldo) deduction
    B ( Dep) injury time
    marcó en el (tiempo de) descuento he scored in injury time
    estar jugando los descuentos (CS fam); to be on one's last legs ( colloq), to have one foot in the grave ( colloq)
    C (de una letra, un pagaré) discount
    * * *

     

    Del verbo descontar: ( conjugate descontar)

    descuento es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    descontar    
    descuento
    descontar ( conjugate descontar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) ( rebajar):

    me descontó el 15% he gave me a 15% discount

    b) ( restar) ‹gastos/impuestos to deduct, take off;

    horas to deduct
    2 ( exceptuar):
    si descontamos a Pedro/los domingos … if we don't count Pedro/Sundays …

    3letra/pagaré to discount
    descuento sustantivo masculino
    1

    hacen un descuento del 15% they give a 15% discount


    2 (Dep) injury time
    3 (de letra, pagaré) discount
    descontar verbo transitivo
    1 (rebajar) to deduct, give a discount
    (no incluir) to leave out, disregard: descontando a tus padres, tocamos a mil por cabeza, not counting your parents, we'll pay a thousand per head
    2 Dep (tiempo) to add on
    descuento sustantivo masculino discount: nos hicieron descuento, they gave us a discount
    con descuento, at a discount
    ' descuento' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ciento
    - dto
    - premiar
    - tipo
    - aplicar
    - bonificación
    - conceder
    - rebaja
    - vale
    English:
    allowance
    - deduction
    - discount
    - per cent
    - railcard
    - reduction
    - injury
    - knock
    - off
    - rebate
    * * *
    nm
    1. [rebaja] discount;
    con descuento at a discount;
    vendemos todo con descuento we sell everything at a discount;
    artículos con descuento discounted items;
    con el descuento se le queda en 5.000 with the discount it comes to 5,000;
    hacer descuento to give a discount;
    nos hicieron un descuento del 10 por ciento they gave us a 10 percent discount;
    llevar descuento to be on special offer;
    los trajes no llevan descuento there are no discounts on suits
    Com descuento comercial trade discount;
    descuento duro hard discount
    2. [en fútbol]
    (tiempo de) descuento injury time;
    marcaron en el tiempo de descuento they scored in injury time
    3. [de remuneración, salario] deduction
    4. Fin [de letra de cambio] discount
    * * *
    m
    1 discount
    2 DEP stoppage time
    * * *
    rebaja: discount
    * * *
    1. (rebaja) discount / reduction
    me hicieron un descuento de 10% they gave me a 10% discount
    2. (tiempo añadido) injury time

    Spanish-English dictionary > descuento

  • 9 índice

    m.
    1 index, table of contents.
    2 index finger, index, forefinger, long finger.
    3 rate, coefficient, ratio.
    4 pointer, indicator.
    5 suffix of a string.
    * * *
    1 (gen) index; (indicio) sign, indicator
    2 (de un libro) index, table of contents; (catálogo) catalogue
    3 (dedo) index finger, forefinger
    \
    índice de precios al consumo retail price index
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) [de libro, publicación] index

    índice de materias, índice temático — table of contents

    2) (=catálogo) (library) catalogue, (library) catalog (EEUU)
    3) (Estadística) rate

    índice de audiencia — (TV) audience ratings pl

    índice de mortalidad — death rate, mortality rate

    4) (Econ) index
    5) (Mec)
    6) (=prueba) sign, indication

    es un índice claro de que el plan ha fracasadoit's a clear sign o indication that the plan has failed

    7) (Téc) (=aguja) pointer, needle; (=manecilla) hand
    8) (Anat) (tb: dedo índice) index finger, forefinger
    9) (Rel)
    * * *
    1) ( de una publicación) index; ( catálogo) catalog*
    2) (Anat) index finger, forefinger
    3)
    a) (Mat, Inf) index
    b) (tasa, coeficiente) rate
    4) (indicio, muestra) sign, indication
    * * *
    1) ( de una publicación) index; ( catálogo) catalog*
    2) (Anat) index finger, forefinger
    3)
    a) (Mat, Inf) index
    b) (tasa, coeficiente) rate
    4) (indicio, muestra) sign, indication
    * * *
    índice1
    1 = index [indices/indexes, -pl.].
    Nota: Listado alfabético o sistemático de materias que envían a la posición de cada materia en un documento o conjunto de documentos.

    Ex: An index, in the context of information retrieval, is some kind of physical mechanism, or tool, which serves to indicate to the searcher those parts of an information store which are potentially relevant to a request.

    * al estilo de los índices de materia = subject-type.
    * basado en índices = index-based.
    * boletín de índices = indexing bulletin.
    * buscar a través de los índices = browse.
    * búsqueda en el índice = index searching.
    * consultar a través de los índices = browse.
    * consultar un índice = search + index.
    * creación de los índices de un libro = back-of-the-book indexing, back-of-book indexing.
    * crear un índice = generate + index.
    * disco índice = index disc.
    * distribución de una materia en su índice = subject scatter.
    * elaborar un índice = produce + index.
    * entrada del índice = index entry.
    * hacer un índice digital = thumb index.
    * índice acumulativo = cumulative index, cumulated index.
    * índice alfabético = alphabetical index.
    * índice alfabético de materias = alphabetical subject index.
    * índice articulado de materias = articulated subject index.
    * índice bibliométrico = bibliometric index.
    * Indice Británico de Tecnología (BTI) = BTI (British Technology Index).
    * índice colectivo = pool index.
    * índice cruzado = dual dictionary.
    * índice de autores = author index.
    * Indice de Autores Corporativos = Corporate Index.
    * Indice de Citas = citation index, Citation Index.
    * Indice de Citas de Ciencia (SCI) = Science Citation Index (SCI).
    * Indice de Citas de las Ciencias Sociales (SSCI) = Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).
    * índice de contenido = contents list, table of contents [ToC], contents table.
    * Indice de Documentos de las Naciones Unidas (UNDEX) = UNDEX (United Nations Documents Index).
    * Indice de Documentos de las Naciones Unidas (UNDI) = UNDI (United Nations Documents Index).
    * Indice de Fuentes = source index, Source Index.
    * índice de libro = book index.
    * índice de listado de ordenador compuesto tipográficamente = typeset computer book form index.
    * índice de localización = localisation index.
    * índice de materias = subject index, topical index, subject guide.
    * índice de medicina = medical index.
    * índice de nombres = name index.
    * índice de publicaciones periódicas = periodical index.
    * índice derivado automáticamente de los títulos = derived index.
    * índice de términos permutados = Permuterm index.
    * índice de títulos = title index.
    * índice digital = thumb index, thumb holes.
    * índice encuadernado de listado de ordenador = computer book form index, computer book form index.
    * índice encuadernado en forma de listado de ordenador = computer book form index.
    * índice en lenguaje natural = natural language index.
    * índice en microfilm = microfilm index.
    * índice especializado = special index, specialist index.
    * índice específico = specific index.
    * índice final = back-of-the-book index, back-of-book index.
    * índice general = general index.
    * índice impreso = printed index.
    * índice invertido = dictionary, inverted index, inverted list.
    * índice invertido de las citas bibliográficas = citation dictionary.
    * índice invertido de las palabras del título = title word dictionary.
    * índice jerárquico = hierarchical index.
    * índice KWIC = KWIC index.
    * índice KWIC (Palabra Clave en su Contexto) = KWIC (Keyword-in-Context).
    * índice KWIT (Palabra Clave del Título) = KWIT (Keyword-in-Title).
    * índice KWOC (Palabra Clave fuera de su Contexto) = KWOC (Keyword-Out-of-Context).
    * índice permutado = permuted index, shunted index.
    * índice permutado del tipo KWIC = KWICed index.
    * Indice Permutado de Materias = Permuterm Subject Index.
    * índice permutado de palabras clave = permuted keyword index.
    * índice permutado de títulos = permuted title index.
    * índice por unitérminos = uniterm index.
    * índice postcoordinado = post-coordinate index.
    * índice precoordinado = pre-coordinate index.
    * índice quinquenal = quinquennial index.
    * índice relativo = relative index.
    * índices de títulos al estilo de los índices de materia = subject-type title indexes.
    * índices postcoordinados de fichas = card based post-coordinate index.
    * índice temático = subject index, thematic index, subject directory.
    * índice visible = visible index.
    * revista de índices = indexing journal.
    * sin índice = indexless.
    * sistema en el que el documento aparece representado en un único lugar del ín = one-place system.
    * término del índice = index term.

    índice2
    2 = indicator, rate, ratio, incidence, index [indices/indexes, -pl.], rating.

    Ex: To indicate from which field a given work was Cuttered, these second indicators could be further redefined = Para indicar de qué campo se le había asignado la marca de Cutter a una obra, se podían delimitar aún más estos segundos indicadores.

    Ex: Whether, in the future, the co-operatives will be able to fund appropriate developments at a sufficiently rapid rate remains an unanswered question.
    Ex: The microfiche is a common form for catalogues and indexes, usually 208 or 270 frames per fiche, in a piece of film and with a reduction ratio of 42 or 48:1.
    Ex: The number of entries in pre-co-ordinate system will depend upon the incidence of references and multiple entries.
    Ex: As job anxiety scores increased, job satisfaction indices decreased.
    Ex: But the rater must not be afraid to give negative ratings.
    * índice de abandono escolar = dropout rate.
    * índice de acierto = hit rate.
    * índice de afinidad = affinity index.
    * índice de alcoholemia = blood alcohol level.
    * índice de alcohol en sangre = blood alcohol level.
    * índice de apertura = openness index.
    * índice de audiencia = rating.
    * índice de calidad del aire = air quality index.
    * índice de colesterol = cholesterol level.
    * índice de confianza del consumidor = consumer confidence index.
    * índice de criminalidad = crime rate.
    * índice de deserción escolar = dropout rate.
    * índice de divorcios = divorce expectancy.
    * índice de evaporación = evaporation rate.
    * índice de exhaustividad = recall ratio.
    * índice de exhaustividad de la recuperación = recall measure.
    * índice de éxito = success rate.
    * índice de fracaso escolar = failure rate, dropout rate.
    * índice de impacto = impact indicator, impact factor.
    * índice de impacto de una publicación periódica = periodical impact factor.
    * índice de impacto inmediato = immediacy index.
    * índice de irrelevancia = fallout, fallout ratio.
    * índice de Jaccard = Jaccard's index.
    * índice del coste de (la) vida = cost of living index.
    * índice del costo de (la) vida = cost of living index.
    * índice de legibilidad = readability rating, readability formula, readability index.
    * índice de masa corporal (IMC) = body mass index (BMI).
    * índice de morbosidad = morbidity rate.
    * índice de morbosidad infantil = infant morbidity rate.
    * índice de mortalidad = death rate, mortality rate.
    * índice de mortalidad infantil = infant mortality rate.
    * índice de mortalidad materna = maternity mortality rate.
    * índice de mortandad = death rate, mortality rate.
    * índice de no citación = uncitedness.
    * índice de obsolescencia = aging rate [ageing rate], aging factor [ageing factor].
    * índice de octano = octane number.
    * índice de palabras del documento = textwords ratio.
    * índice de pertinencia = precision ratio, relevance rating, relevance ranking.
    * índice de ponderación = threshold weight.
    * índice de precios = price index.
    * índice de precios al consumo = consumer price index (CPI), cost of living index.
    * Indice de Precios al Consumo (IPC) = Retail Price Index (RPI).
    * índice de precipitación = rainfall figure.
    * índice de precisión = precision figure.
    * índice de predicción = predictor.
    * índice de probabilidad = expectancy ratio.
    * índice de producción = output indicator.
    * índice de productividad = output measure.
    * índice de registro por documento = item record index.
    * índice de registro por término = term record index.
    * índice de rendimiento = performance rating, performance measure, output measure.
    * índice de rendimiento personal = individual performance index.
    * índice de respuesta = response rate, rate of response.
    * índice de satisfacción = fill rate, satisfaction rating.
    * índice de suicidios = suicide rate.
    * índice de uso = performance measure, output measure.
    * índice económico = economic index.
    * índice proporciométrico = proportiometric index.

    índice3

    Ex: Then he picked up about 2 cm. of type from the right-hand end of the uppermost line (i.e. the last word or two of the last line) with the thumb and forefinger of his right hand, read it, and dropped the pieces of type one by one into their proper boxes.

    * dedo índice = index finger, forefinger.

    * * *
    A
    2
    el Índice ( Hist, Relig) the Index
    Compuestos:
    alphabetical index
    índice temático or de materias
    table of contents
    B ( Anat) index finger, forefinger
    C
    1 ( Mat) index
    2 ( Inf) index
    3 (tasa, coeficiente) rate
    un aumento en el índice de criminalidad an increase in the crime rate
    Compuestos:
    cephalic index
    ratings (pl)
    índice del costo or ( Esp) coste de (la) vida
    cost-of-living index
    body mass index
    death rate, mortality rate
    birth rate
    índice de precios al consumo or al consumidor
    consumer prices index, ≈ retail price index ( in UK)
    wholesale price index
    índice de sobrevivencia or supervivencia
    survival rate
    D (indicio, muestra) sign, indication
    es un índice de la crisis it is a sign o an indication of the crisis
    * * *

     

    Del verbo indizar: ( conjugate indizar)

    indicé es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    indice es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

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

    Multiple Entries:
    indizar    
    índice
    índice sustantivo masculino
    1 ( de una publicación) index;
    ( catálogo) catalog( conjugate catalog)
    2 (Anat) index finger, forefinger
    3 (tasa, coeficiente) rate;

    índice sustantivo masculino
    1 (de libro) index, contents pl
    2 (proporción, tasa) rate
    índice de audiencia, ratings pl; índice de natalidad/mortalidad, birth/death rate
    Fin índice de precios al consumo (IPC), retail price index (RPI)
    Fin índice bursátil, stockmarket index
    Téc índice de calidad, quality factor
    3 Anat (dedo) índice, index finger, forefinger
    4 (síntoma, señal) sign, indication
    Index tiene dos formas del plural: si te refieres al contenido de un libro, el plural es indexes, pero si te refieres a un término matemático, es indices.
    ' índice' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abstención
    - concentrarse
    - dedo
    - IPC
    - sumaria
    - sumario
    - tabla
    - ponderar
    - tasa
    English:
    birth rate
    - consumer price index
    - content
    - CPI
    - death rate
    - economy
    - finger
    - forefinger
    - index
    - index finger
    - labour-intensive
    - literacy
    - rate
    - rating
    - Retail Price Index
    - RPI
    - unemployment
    - gazetteer
    - incidence
    - retail
    - subject
    * * *
    1. [indicador] index;
    [proporción] level, rate índice de audiencia audience ratings;
    índice bursátil stock market index;
    Quím índice de cetano cetane number; Informát índice de compresión compression ratio;
    índice del costo o Esp coste de la vida cost of living index;
    índice de desempleo unemployment rate;
    el índice de desempleo ha caído unemployment has fallen;
    Bolsa índice Dow Jones Dow-Jones index;
    índice económico economic indicator;
    índice de golpes [en golf] stroke index;
    índice de mortalidad mortality rate;
    Bolsa índice Nikkei Nikkei index;
    índice de popularidad popularity rating;
    índice de precios al consumo Br retail price index, US consumer price index;
    Fís índice de refracción refractive index
    2. [señal, indicio] sign, indicator;
    el número de llamadas es índice del interés despertado the number of calls is a sign of how much interest has been generated
    3. [lista, catálogo] catalogue;
    [de libro] index;
    índice (de contenidos) (table of) contents
    índice alfabético alphabetical index;
    índice de materias table of contents;
    índice onomástico index of proper names;
    índice temático subject index
    4. Hist
    el Índice the Index (Librorum Prohibitorum)
    5.
    (dedo) índice index finger
    6. [letra] index
    7. Mat index
    * * *
    m
    1 index;
    índice de precios al consumo consumer price index, Br tb retail price index;
    índice bursátil stock market index, Br share index;
    índice de desempleo unemployment rate
    2
    :
    dedo índice index finger
    * * *
    1) : index
    2) : index finger, forefinger
    3) indicio: indication
    * * *
    1. (en general) index [pl. indexes]
    2. (dedo) index finger

    Spanish-English dictionary > índice

  • 10 reducción de precios

    • cut down in prices
    • mark down
    • price cutting
    • reduction of prices
    • rollaway bed
    • rollback

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > reducción de precios

  • 11 Ley de Simplificación de los Procesos Administrativos

    Ex. Since the passage of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, Information Resources Management (IRM) has been the major strategy used by the Federal government to improve the effective management of information and information technology and to reduce the costs of a wide range of information services and products.
    * * *

    Ex: Since the passage of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, Information Resources Management (IRM) has been the major strategy used by the Federal government to improve the effective management of information and information technology and to reduce the costs of a wide range of information services and products.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Ley de Simplificación de los Procesos Administrativos

  • 12 Número + por ciento

    = by + factor of + Número, Número + percentage points
    Ex. During the same period output increased about a hundred-fold, while prices went down by factors of about ten.
    Ex. The amount of rebate is three percentage points per year for the first five years of the loan.
    * * *
    = by + factor of + Número, Número + percentage points

    Ex: During the same period output increased about a hundred-fold, while prices went down by factors of about ten.

    Ex: The amount of rebate is three percentage points per year for the first five years of the loan.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Número + por ciento

  • 13 OPEC, la [Organización de Países Exportadores de Petróleo]

    = OPEC [Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries].
    Ex. Part of the decline in prices and economic and geopolitical power of OPEC comes from the move away from oil consumption to alternate energy sources.
    ----
    * cartel de la OPEC, el = OPEC cartel, the.

    Spanish-English dictionary > OPEC, la [Organización de Países Exportadores de Petróleo]

  • 14 PVP (precio de venta al público)

    Ex. At the same time publishers and booksellers combined once more to fix retail prices, concluding in 1900 a 'net book agreement' by which booksellers were forbidden to retail new books at less than list prices.

    Spanish-English dictionary > PVP (precio de venta al público)

  • 15 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.
    ----
    * 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 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.
    * 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

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 16 a hurtadillas

    adv.
    stealthily, on the sly, by stealth, on the quiet.
    * * *
    stealthily, on the sly
    * * *
    = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly
    Ex. List prices were not in practice always maintained, for many booksellers would surreptitiously give a discount rather than lose a sale.
    Ex. He is a systematic 'sweater' who sucks wealth from toiling crowds by cunning and by stealth.
    Ex. It is contended that adoption policies have encouraged nondisclosure of information by gay men & lesbians, & surrogacy arrangements are often handled stealthily.
    Ex. Seditious books continued to appear, nevertheless, both from secret presses in England moving furtively from hideout to hideout.
    Ex. True, you may not see many boys and girls openly holding hands or kissing but many affairs are conducted on the sly.
    * * *
    = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly

    Ex: List prices were not in practice always maintained, for many booksellers would surreptitiously give a discount rather than lose a sale.

    Ex: He is a systematic 'sweater' who sucks wealth from toiling crowds by cunning and by stealth.
    Ex: It is contended that adoption policies have encouraged nondisclosure of information by gay men & lesbians, & surrogacy arrangements are often handled stealthily.
    Ex: Seditious books continued to appear, nevertheless, both from secret presses in England moving furtively from hideout to hideout.
    Ex: True, you may not see many boys and girls openly holding hands or kissing but many affairs are conducted on the sly.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a hurtadillas

  • 17 a medio plazo

    (adj.) = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm]
    Ex. One of the recommendations made by the group was to identify medium-term (five years) and longer-term needs for expanding the existing system.
    Ex. The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) is another volunteer organization; it meets regularly to discuss operational and near-term technical problems of the Internet.
    Ex. CD-ROM may be a transient technology being overtaken by multimedia and improved online services but in the medium term its applications will increase.
    Ex. A reduction of approximately 40% is to be expected in the mid-term.
    Ex. The mid-term weight loss is similar with both techniques.
    * * *
    (adj.) = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm]

    Ex: One of the recommendations made by the group was to identify medium-term (five years) and longer-term needs for expanding the existing system.

    Ex: The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) is another volunteer organization; it meets regularly to discuss operational and near-term technical problems of the Internet.
    Ex: CD-ROM may be a transient technology being overtaken by multimedia and improved online services but in the medium term its applications will increase.
    Ex: A reduction of approximately 40% is to be expected in the mid-term.
    Ex: The mid-term weight loss is similar with both techniques.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a medio plazo

  • 18 a nadie le importa nada

    = nobody + gives a damn
    Ex. Nobody outside of the acquisitions department gives a damn about the prices of books.
    * * *
    = nobody + gives a damn

    Ex: Nobody outside of the acquisitions department gives a damn about the prices of books.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a nadie le importa nada

  • 19 a precio reducido

    Ex. The next stage was for publishers and booksellers to agree to maintain prices, that is not to retail books at a discount on the listed price.
    * * *

    Ex: The next stage was for publishers and booksellers to agree to maintain prices, that is not to retail books at a discount on the listed price.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a precio reducido

  • 20 a precios razonables

    Ex. Undoubtedly the foremost issue in the debate surrounding the information superhighway is that of universal service -- that is, the availability of information resources to all at affordable prices.
    * * *

    Ex: Undoubtedly the foremost issue in the debate surrounding the information superhighway is that of universal service -- that is, the availability of information resources to all at affordable prices.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a precios razonables

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  • reduction in prices — lowering of prices (discounts, sales, markdowns, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reduction — re‧duc‧tion [rɪˈdʌkʆn] noun FINANCE 1. [countable, uncountable] when prices, costs etc become lower or are made lower: • Our winter sale includes many price reductions. • We can make a reduction (= sell something more cheaply …   Financial and business terms

  • reduction — n. 1 the act or an instance of reducing; the process of being reduced. 2 an amount by which prices etc. are reduced. 3 a reduced copy of a picture etc. 4 an arrangement of an orchestral score for piano etc. Derivatives: reductive adj. Etymology:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • reduction in price — act of making less expensive, lowering of prices …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Prices and Incomes Accord — noun an agreement between the Australian Labor Party and the Australian Council of Trade Unions, operating during the period of Labor government 1983–96; initially formulated at the National Economic Summit in February 1983 (and subsequently… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cut in prices — lowering of prices, reduction of prices, making inexpensive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deep plunge of prices — steep fall in prices, drastic reduction in prices …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fall in prices — sudden reduction of prices …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Poverty reduction — (or poverty alleviation ) is any process which seeks to reduce the level of poverty in a community, or amongst a group of people or countries. Poverty reduction programs may be aimed at economic or non economic poverty. Some of the popular… …   Wikipedia

  • Natural gas prices — at the Henry Hub in US Dollars per MBtu for the 2000 2010 decade. Natural gas prices, as with other commodity prices, are mainly driven by supply and demand fundamentals. However, natural gas prices may also be linked to the price of crude oil… …   Wikipedia

  • Immigration reduction — refers to movements that advocate a reduction in the amount of immigration allowed into their country. This can include a reduction in the numbers of legal immigrants, advocating stronger action be taken to prevent illegal entry and illegal… …   Wikipedia


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