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she was walking by the roadside

  • 1 walking

    walking

    Vocabulario Castellano-Catalán > walking

  • 2 ambulante

    adj.
    traveling.
    vendedor ambulante peddler, hawker
    f. & m.
    street vendor, street vender.
    * * *
    1 itinerant, travelling
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ (=que anda) walking; [circo, vendedor] travelling, traveling (EEUU); [biblioteca] mobile; [músico] itinerant; [actor] strolling
    2.
    SMF (=vendedor callejero) street seller, street vendor
    * * *
    adjetivo traveling* (before n)

    un grupo de teatro ambulantea traveling o itinerant theater group

    biblioteca ambulantebookmobile (AmE), mobile library (BrE)

    es una enciclopedia ambulante — (hum) she's a walking encyclopedia (hum)

    * * *
    = mobile, peripatetic, roving, touring, wayfaring, travelling [traveling, -USA], walking.
    Ex. One of the most cited shortcomings of mobile advice centres, that their conspicuousness deters people from using them, does not seem to have been a problem.
    Ex. NACAB have a research project to develop a mini-information pack that could be used by peripatetic advice workers.
    Ex. He conducted the morning sessions as if he were a roving talk show host.
    Ex. The work of the Parliament's information offices is to educate the general public on the work of the Parliament by means of touring displays, posters, booklets, slides, etc..
    Ex. In the LAN world, there are several reasons to unite with other wayfaring librarians delving into the multifaceted world of computer networks.
    Ex. There were no plans to revive either branch, so the bookmobiles had to fill the vacuum as traveling branches.
    Ex. He is a walking history of modern librarianship and has been a mentor to many.
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    * población con mercado ambulante = market centre, market town.
    * puesto ambulante = roadside vendor, street vendor.
    * vendedor ambulante = pedlar [peddler, -USA], roadside vendor, street vendor.
    * * *
    adjetivo traveling* (before n)

    un grupo de teatro ambulantea traveling o itinerant theater group

    biblioteca ambulantebookmobile (AmE), mobile library (BrE)

    es una enciclopedia ambulante — (hum) she's a walking encyclopedia (hum)

    * * *
    = mobile, peripatetic, roving, touring, wayfaring, travelling [traveling, -USA], walking.

    Ex: One of the most cited shortcomings of mobile advice centres, that their conspicuousness deters people from using them, does not seem to have been a problem.

    Ex: NACAB have a research project to develop a mini-information pack that could be used by peripatetic advice workers.
    Ex: He conducted the morning sessions as if he were a roving talk show host.
    Ex: The work of the Parliament's information offices is to educate the general public on the work of the Parliament by means of touring displays, posters, booklets, slides, etc..
    Ex: In the LAN world, there are several reasons to unite with other wayfaring librarians delving into the multifaceted world of computer networks.
    Ex: There were no plans to revive either branch, so the bookmobiles had to fill the vacuum as traveling branches.
    Ex: He is a walking history of modern librarianship and has been a mentor to many.
    * población con mercado ambulante = market centre, market town.
    * puesto ambulante = roadside vendor, street vendor.
    * vendedor ambulante = pedlar [peddler, -USA], roadside vendor, street vendor.

    * * *
    traveling* ( before n)
    un grupo de teatro ambulante a traveling o itinerant theater group
    biblioteca ambulante bookmobile ( AmE), mobile library ( BrE)
    es una enciclopedia ambulante ( hum); she's a walking encyclopedia ( hum)
    vendedor2 (↑ vendedor (2)), venta
    * * *

    ambulante adjetivo
    traveling( conjugate traveling) ( before n);

    ambulante adjetivo travelling, US traveling, mobile

    ' ambulante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    vendedor
    English:
    bookmobile
    - car-boot sale
    - fleece
    - hawker
    - mobile
    - mobile library
    - peddler
    - pedlar
    - roving
    - sandwich-man
    - street musician
    - traveling
    - travelling
    - vendor
    - walking
    - door
    - itinerant
    * * *
    [circo, feria] travelling;
    vendedor ambulante pedlar, hawker;
    prohibida la venta ambulante [en letrero] no street trading;
    una biblioteca ambulante a mobile library
    * * *
    I adj traveling, Br
    travelling;
    venta ambulante peddling, hawking;
    vendedor ambulante hawker, street seller
    II m/f L.Am.
    vendedor hawker, street seller
    * * *
    1) : traveling, itinerant
    2)
    vendedor ambulante : street vendor
    * * *
    ambulante adj travelling

    Spanish-English dictionary > ambulante

  • 3 borde

    adj.
    1 rude, impolite, rough.
    2 stupid.
    f. & m.
    ratbag(informal) (unfriendly). (peninsular Spanish)
    m.
    1 edge.
    (lleno) hasta el borde full to the brim
    al borde del mar by the sea
    estoy al borde de un ataque de nervios I'm going to go off my head in a minute
    estar al borde del abismo (figurative) to be on the brink of ruin o disaster
    2 border, borderline.
    3 rim.
    4 hem.
    5 outskirt.
    6 brim, brim of the cup.
    7 threshold, brink, verge.
    8 rough person, uncouth person.
    9 stupid, stupid person.
    10 margin, acies, labrum, ora.
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: bordar.
    * * *
    1 (tonto) stupid
    ¡no seas borde! don't be so stupid!
    2 (antipático) unpleasant; (malhumorado) stroppy
    1 idiot
    ————————
    1 (extremo) edge
    2 (de vaso, copa) rim
    3 (de barco, carretera) side; (de río) bank; (de mar) shore
    \
    estar al borde de to be on the verge of
    * * *
    noun m.
    border, edge, brink
    * * *
    I
    SM
    1) [de asiento, andén, pañuelo] edge; [de plato] rim, lip; [de vaso, sombrero] brim; [de carretera, camino] side; [de ventana] ledge; [de río] edge, bank

    borde de ataque — (Aer) leading edge

    borde de la acera — kerb, curb (EEUU)

    borde de salida — (Aer) trailing edge

    2)

    al borde de — [+ precipicio, lago, cráter] at o on the edge of; [+ quiebra, histeria, crisis] on the verge of

    están al borde de los cuarenta años — they're close to forty, they're hitting o pushing forty *

    al borde del marbeside the sea

    al borde de la muerteat death's door

    II Esp
    1. ADJ
    1) ** (=antipático) nasty

    estuvo toda la mañana en plan bordehe was in a strop ** o in a foul mood * all morning

    2) [planta, árbol] wild
    3) †† [niño] illegitimate
    2.
    SMF **

    ¡eres un borde! — you're a nasty piece of work! *

    * * *
    masculino (de mesa, cama) edge; (de moneda, pieza, plato) edge, rim; (de taza, vaso) rim; (de andén, piscina) edge

    al borde de algo<de la guerra/locura> on the brink of something; <del caos/ruina> on the verge of something

    * * *
    = edge, rim, fringe, brim, verge.
    Ex. As used in an index each card acts as a surrogate for one document, and the index terms for that document are encoded around the edge of the card.
    Ex. Standing in the early morning on the balcony of her apartment, she was smote as she always was by the grandeur of the sky turning to scarlet as the rim of darkness in the east released the sun for its sluggish trek through the heavens.
    Ex. The university is located 15 miles from the center of town on the southern fringe.
    Ex. The pot was placed in a pit dug in the soil such that brim of the pot is in line with the surface of soil.
    Ex. The verges of these minor roads have had, in some cases, hundreds of years for native flora to become established.
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    * al borde de = on the verge of, on the brink of, at the side of, on the edge of.
    * al borde de la carretera = at the roadside.
    * al borde de la extinción = on the verge of extinction, on the edge of extinction.
    * al borde de la ley = on the edge of the law.
    * al borde del camino = at the roadside.
    * al borde del mar = at the seaside.
    * borde de la carretera = roadside.
    * borde de la carretera ajardinado = parkway strip.
    * borde del camino = roadside, wayside.
    * borde del río = river bank [riverbank].
    * borde superior = top edge.
    * estar al borde de = teeter + on the edge of.
    * ficha de borde perforado = edge notch card.
    * llenar hasta el borde = fill + Nombre + to the brim.
    * lleno hasta el borde = full to the brim.
    * repleto hasta el borde = full to the brim.
    * vivir al borde de la pobreza = live on + the poverty line.
    * * *
    masculino (de mesa, cama) edge; (de moneda, pieza, plato) edge, rim; (de taza, vaso) rim; (de andén, piscina) edge

    al borde de algo<de la guerra/locura> on the brink of something; <del caos/ruina> on the verge of something

    * * *
    = edge, rim, fringe, brim, verge.

    Ex: As used in an index each card acts as a surrogate for one document, and the index terms for that document are encoded around the edge of the card.

    Ex: Standing in the early morning on the balcony of her apartment, she was smote as she always was by the grandeur of the sky turning to scarlet as the rim of darkness in the east released the sun for its sluggish trek through the heavens.
    Ex: The university is located 15 miles from the center of town on the southern fringe.
    Ex: The pot was placed in a pit dug in the soil such that brim of the pot is in line with the surface of soil.
    Ex: The verges of these minor roads have had, in some cases, hundreds of years for native flora to become established.
    * al borde de = on the verge of, on the brink of, at the side of, on the edge of.
    * al borde de la carretera = at the roadside.
    * al borde de la extinción = on the verge of extinction, on the edge of extinction.
    * al borde de la ley = on the edge of the law.
    * al borde del camino = at the roadside.
    * al borde del mar = at the seaside.
    * borde de la carretera = roadside.
    * borde de la carretera ajardinado = parkway strip.
    * borde del camino = roadside, wayside.
    * borde del río = river bank [riverbank].
    * borde superior = top edge.
    * estar al borde de = teeter + on the edge of.
    * ficha de borde perforado = edge notch card.
    * llenar hasta el borde = fill + Nombre + to the brim.
    * lleno hasta el borde = full to the brim.
    * repleto hasta el borde = full to the brim.
    * vivir al borde de la pobreza = live on + the poverty line.

    * * *
    ( Esp fam)
    1 (grosero) rude, vulgar, crude; (antipático) rude, stroppy ( BrE colloq)
    2 (tonto) stupid
    ( Esp fam)
    1
    (grosero): los camareros son unos bordes the waiters are so rude
    2 (tonto) idiot, jerk ( colloq), prat ( BrE colloq)
    (de una mesa, cama) edge; (de una moneda, pieza, un plato) edge, rim; (de una taza, un vaso) rim
    no te acerques tanto al borde del andén don't go so near the edge of the platform
    llenó el vaso hasta el borde she filled the glass to the brim
    la página tiene ilustraciones en el borde inferior the page has illustrations along the bottom
    nos sentamos al borde de la piscina we sat down at o by the edge of the swimming pool
    paramos al borde de la carretera we stopped at the roadside o at the side of the road
    había un sauce al borde del río there was a willow tree at the edge of the river o on the river bank
    estar al borde de la locura to be on the brink of madness
    al borde de la muerte on the point of death, at death's door
    al borde de las lágrimas on the verge of tears
    Compuesto:
    leading edge
    * * *

     

    Del verbo bordar: ( conjugate bordar)

    bordé es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    borde es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

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

    Multiple Entries:
    bordar    
    borde
    bordar ( conjugate bordar) verbo transitivosábana/blusa to embroider;

    borde sustantivo masculino (de mesa, cama, acantilado) edge;

    (de moneda, taza, vaso) rim;

    al borde de algo ‹de la guerra/locura on the brink of sth;

    de las lágrimas/del caos/de la ruina on the verge of sth;

    bordar verbo transitivo
    1 (una interpretación, un trabajo) to do excellently
    2 Cost to embroider
    borde 1 sustantivo masculino (de una mesa, un camino) edge
    (de una taza, etc) rim, brim
    ♦ Locuciones: al borde de, (muy cerca de): tiene una casa al borde del mar, he has got a house at the seaside
    figurado estuvo al borde de la muerte, she was at death's door
    (a punto de) estamos al borde de un ataque de nervios, we are on the brink of a nervous breakdown
    borde 2
    I m,f fam crude, stupid person
    II adj fam stroppy, rude: ¡no seas borde y ven al cine! don't be rude and come along to the movies!

    ' borde' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abismo
    - bordear
    - canto
    - exasperación
    - rasa
    - raso
    - umbral
    - afilado
    - filo
    - flecos
    - mellado
    - salir
    - sobresalir
    English:
    border
    - brim
    - brink
    - edge
    - fill up
    - fringe
    - hang over
    - lip
    - madness
    - perforated
    - rim
    - roadside
    - stroppy
    - surround
    - verge
    - away
    - curb
    - edging
    - from
    - keep
    - perch
    - road
    * * *
    borde1 nm
    [límite] edge; [de carretera] side; [de río] bank; [de vaso, botella] rim; Méx
    borde (de la banqueta) Br kerb, US curb;
    lleno hasta el borde full to the brim;
    al borde del mar by the sea;
    no dejes que se acerquen al borde de la piscina don't let them go near the edge of the swimming pool;
    el delantero fue derribado al borde del área the forward was brought down on the edge of the area;
    estoy al borde de un ataque de nervios I'm going to go out of o Br off my head in a minute;
    el proceso de paz está al borde del colapso the peace process is on the brink of collapse;
    estar al borde del abismo to be on the brink of ruin o disaster
    adj
    [antipático]
    eres muy borde you're a real Br ratbag o US s.o.b.;
    no seas borde y deja que venga ella también don't be such Br a ratbag o US an s.o.b., and let her come too;
    no te pongas borde que casi no te he tocado there's no need to get in a huff o Br strop, I hardly touched you
    nmf
    [antipático] Br ratbag, US s.o.b.;
    si encuentro al borde que me ha robado la bicicleta lo mato if I find the rat that stole my bike, I'll kill him
    * * *
    1 adj fam
    persona rude, uncouth
    2 m edge;
    al borde de fig on the verge o
    brink of
    * * *
    borde nm
    1) : border, edge
    2)
    al borde de : on the verge of
    estoy al borde de la locura: I'm about to go crazy
    * * *
    borde1 adj unpleasant
    borde2 n
    1. (en general) edge
    2. (de vaso, taza) rim

    Spanish-English dictionary > borde

  • 4 Bagdad

    m.
    Baghdad.
    * * *
    1 Baghdad
    * * *
    * * *
    Ex. A roadside bomb struck a US armored personnel carrier in Baghdad, killing all seven American soldiers inside.
    * * *

    Ex: A roadside bomb struck a US armored personnel carrier in Baghdad, killing all seven American soldiers inside.

    * * *
    Baghdad
    * * *
    Baghdad

    Spanish-English dictionary > Bagdad

  • 5 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 + 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)
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    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

  • 6 a poca distancia a pie

    = within an easy walk, within walking distance
    Ex. A great neighborhood has stores and shops that satisfy everyday needs within an easy walk from home.
    Ex. The pilot phase focused on the students at schools within walking distance of the Central Library.
    * * *
    = within an easy walk, within walking distance

    Ex: A great neighborhood has stores and shops that satisfy everyday needs within an easy walk from home.

    Ex: The pilot phase focused on the students at schools within walking distance of the Central Library.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a poca distancia a pie

  • 7 a poca distancia andando

    = within walking distance, within an easy walk
    Ex. The pilot phase focused on the students at schools within walking distance of the Central Library.
    Ex. A great neighborhood has stores and shops that satisfy everyday needs within an easy walk from home.
    * * *
    = within walking distance, within an easy walk

    Ex: The pilot phase focused on the students at schools within walking distance of the Central Library.

    Ex: A great neighborhood has stores and shops that satisfy everyday needs within an easy walk from home.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a poca distancia andando

  • 8 a pocos minutos a pie

    = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk
    Ex. The pilot phase focused on the students at schools within walking distance of the Central Library.
    Ex. For those who wish to make their own arrangements for accommodation, there are many hotels within easy walking distance.
    Ex. A great neighborhood has stores and shops that satisfy everyday needs within an easy walk from home.
    * * *
    = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk

    Ex: The pilot phase focused on the students at schools within walking distance of the Central Library.

    Ex: For those who wish to make their own arrangements for accommodation, there are many hotels within easy walking distance.
    Ex: A great neighborhood has stores and shops that satisfy everyday needs within an easy walk from home.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a pocos minutos a pie

  • 9 a pocos minutos andando

    = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk
    Ex. The pilot phase focused on the students at schools within walking distance of the Central Library.
    Ex. For those who wish to make their own arrangements for accommodation, there are many hotels within easy walking distance.
    Ex. A great neighborhood has stores and shops that satisfy everyday needs within an easy walk from home.
    * * *
    = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk

    Ex: The pilot phase focused on the students at schools within walking distance of the Central Library.

    Ex: For those who wish to make their own arrangements for accommodation, there are many hotels within easy walking distance.
    Ex: A great neighborhood has stores and shops that satisfy everyday needs within an easy walk from home.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a pocos minutos andando

  • 10 acelerado

    adj.
    1 accelerated, fast-pace, fast, quick.
    2 frenetic, hyperactive.
    f. & m.
    hothead.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: acelerar.
    * * *
    1→ link=acelerar acelerar
    1 accelerated, fast, quick
    * * *
    (f. - acelerada)
    adj.
    intensive, accelerated
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=rápido) [avance, crecimiento, ritmo] rapid
    2) [curso] intensive, crash antes de s
    3) * [persona] hyper *
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    1) < curso> intensive, crash (before n)
    2) (fam) < persona> nervous
    * * *
    = exponential, rushed, quickened, fast-paced [fast paced], hurry up, rapid paced, accelerated.
    Ex. Information technology continues to develop at an exponential rate.
    Ex. Leforte could usually identify those footsteps easily; but today they sounded more rushed that what could normally be expected from the cataloging head.
    Ex. For a storyteller preparation is like rehearsal for an orchestra; there will be passages that need emphasis, and some that need a slow pace, others that need a quickened tempo, and so on = La preparación de un narrador de cuentos es como el ensayo de una orquesta; habrá pasajes que necesiten énfasis, otros un ritmo lento, otros un ritmo acelerado, etcétera.
    Ex. Access to current, reliable quality news is an important need in the fast-paced environment of all large corporations and service organisations.
    Ex. A library, even a small one in a home or a public place takes us out of our noisy, hurry up, present-minded lives and into what Keats called the world of 'silence and slow time'.
    Ex. This is a rapid paced, 30 minute session that introduces students to the concept of a search strategy and to various reference sources in print.
    Ex. The author locates the waning educational computing craze in the historical context of an ed-tech trajectory that has brought visions of accelerated academic achievement followed by disappointment.
    ----
    * crecimiento acelerado = rising tide.
    * curso acelerado = crash course.
    * de ritmo muy acelerado = hard-driving.
    * programa acelerado = crash program(me).
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    1) < curso> intensive, crash (before n)
    2) (fam) < persona> nervous
    * * *
    = exponential, rushed, quickened, fast-paced [fast paced], hurry up, rapid paced, accelerated.

    Ex: Information technology continues to develop at an exponential rate.

    Ex: Leforte could usually identify those footsteps easily; but today they sounded more rushed that what could normally be expected from the cataloging head.
    Ex: For a storyteller preparation is like rehearsal for an orchestra; there will be passages that need emphasis, and some that need a slow pace, others that need a quickened tempo, and so on = La preparación de un narrador de cuentos es como el ensayo de una orquesta; habrá pasajes que necesiten énfasis, otros un ritmo lento, otros un ritmo acelerado, etcétera.
    Ex: Access to current, reliable quality news is an important need in the fast-paced environment of all large corporations and service organisations.
    Ex: A library, even a small one in a home or a public place takes us out of our noisy, hurry up, present-minded lives and into what Keats called the world of 'silence and slow time'.
    Ex: This is a rapid paced, 30 minute session that introduces students to the concept of a search strategy and to various reference sources in print.
    Ex: The author locates the waning educational computing craze in the historical context of an ed-tech trajectory that has brought visions of accelerated academic achievement followed by disappointment.
    * crecimiento acelerado = rising tide.
    * curso acelerado = crash course.
    * de ritmo muy acelerado = hard-driving.
    * programa acelerado = crash program(me).

    * * *
    A ‹curso› intensive, crash ( before n)
    íbamos a paso acelerado we were walking at a brisk pace
    B ( fam); ‹persona› nervous
    * * *

    Del verbo acelerar: ( conjugate acelerar)

    acelerado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    acelerado    
    acelerar
    acelerado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹ curso intensive, crash ( before n);

    a paso acelerado at a brisk pace
    acelerar ( conjugate acelerar) verbo transitivo
    a)coche/motor›:



    ( sin desplazarse) he revved the engine o car (up)
    b)proceso/cambio to speed up;

    paso to quicken
    verbo intransitivo
    a) (Auto) to accelerate


    acelerado,-a adjetivo accelerated, fast
    acelerar verbo transitivo & verbo intransitivo to accelerate
    ' acelerado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acelerada
    English:
    apace
    * * *
    acelerado, -a adj
    1. [rápido] rapid, quick
    2. Fís accelerated
    3. Fam
    estar acelerado [persona] to be hyper
    4. Aut
    el motor está acelerado the engine is racing
    * * *
    I adj
    1 nervous, het-up
    2
    :
    curso acelerado intensive course
    II partacelerar
    * * *
    acelerado, -da adj
    : accelerated, speedy

    Spanish-English dictionary > acelerado

  • 11 acelerar

    v.
    1 to speed up (proceso).
    2 to accelerate.
    El auto acelera para llegar primero The car accelerates to get there first
    Ricardo acelera el motor Richard accelerates the motor.
    3 to expedite.
    El muchacho acelera el trámite The boy expedites the procedure.
    4 to grow faster, to become faster.
    * * *
    1 to accelerate (paso) to quicken
    2 figurado to speed up
    1 figurado (azorarse) to be embarrassed
    2 figurado (apresurarse) to hasten, hurry up
    * * *
    verb
    1) to accelerate, speed up
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (Aut) [+ coche] to accelerate; [+ motor] to rev, rev up
    2) (=apresurar) [+ cambio, proceso] to speed up; [+ acontecimiento] to hasten

    acelerar el paso — to quicken one's pace, speed up

    3) (Fís) [+ partícula, velocidad] to accelerate
    2. VI
    1) (Aut) [coche, conductor] to accelerate
    2) * (=darse prisa) to get a move on *, hurry up

    venga, acelera, que nos están esperando — come on, get a move on * o hurry up, they're waiting for us

    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <coche/motor>

    aceleró el coche — ( en marcha) he accelerated; ( sin desplazarse) he revved the engine o car (up)

    b) <proceso/cambio> to speed up; < paso> to quicken
    2.
    a) (Auto) to accelerate
    b) (fam) ( darse prisa) to hurry (up)
    3.
    acelerarse v pron (AmL fam) to get overexcited, lose one's cool (colloq)
    * * *
    = accelerate, expedite, speed, speed up, hasten, pick up + speed, fast track, jump-start [jump start], move it up + a gear, notch it up + a gear, take it up + a gear, take it up + a notch, crank it up + a notch, crank it up + a gear, move it up + a notch.
    Ex. In recent years, the pace of change has accelerated with the introduction of on-line information retrieval.
    Ex. And since the main entry is the hub and most exacting aspect of our cataloging process, its replacement by a title-unit entry would greatly simplify the problem and expedite the operation of cataloging.
    Ex. This type of checking can be delegated to the printer to speed publication of the abstracts journal.
    Ex. APIF makes it possible to determine whether an item is in stock and to speed up and improve processing techniques.
    Ex. Just as with all earth science literature, commercial publishers, societies, and government agencies have hastened to produce a wide range of data bases in CD-ROM format.
    Ex. This natural ebb and flow necessarily picks up speed as change accelerates.
    Ex. The author describes a novel approach which uses the power of household brands as a springboard to fast track adults into reading and writing everyday functional English = El autor describe un método novedoso que utiliza el poder de las marcas muy conocidas como trampolín para acelerar el aprendizaje de la lectura y la escritura del inglés básico en los adultos.
    Ex. Jump-start your learning experience by participating in 1 or 2 half-day seminars that will help you come up to speed on the new vocabularies, processes and architectures underlying effective content management.
    Ex. Liverpool and Chelsea are grabbing all the headlines, but Arsenal have quietly moved it up a gear scoring 10 goals in their last three league games.
    Ex. Start gently, ease yourself in by breaking the workout down into three one minute sessions until you are ready to notch it up a gear and join them together.
    Ex. There was not much to separate the sides in the first ten minutes however Arsenal took it up a gear and got the goal but not without a bit of luck.
    Ex. We have a good time together and we're good friends.. but I'd like to take it up a notch.
    Ex. David quickly comprehended our project needs and then cranked it up a notch with impactful design.
    Ex. Went for a bike ride with a mate last week, no problems so will crank it up a gear and tackle some hills in the next few weeks.
    Ex. After a regular walking routine is established, why not move it up a notch and start jogging, if you haven't already.
    ----
    * acelerar el paso = quicken + the pace, smarten + Posesivo + pace.
    * acelerar el proceso de deterioro = hasten + rot.
    * acelerar el ritmo = quicken + the pace, smarten + Posesivo + pace.
    * acelerar un proceso = hasten + process.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <coche/motor>

    aceleró el coche — ( en marcha) he accelerated; ( sin desplazarse) he revved the engine o car (up)

    b) <proceso/cambio> to speed up; < paso> to quicken
    2.
    a) (Auto) to accelerate
    b) (fam) ( darse prisa) to hurry (up)
    3.
    acelerarse v pron (AmL fam) to get overexcited, lose one's cool (colloq)
    * * *
    = accelerate, expedite, speed, speed up, hasten, pick up + speed, fast track, jump-start [jump start], move it up + a gear, notch it up + a gear, take it up + a gear, take it up + a notch, crank it up + a notch, crank it up + a gear, move it up + a notch.

    Ex: In recent years, the pace of change has accelerated with the introduction of on-line information retrieval.

    Ex: And since the main entry is the hub and most exacting aspect of our cataloging process, its replacement by a title-unit entry would greatly simplify the problem and expedite the operation of cataloging.
    Ex: This type of checking can be delegated to the printer to speed publication of the abstracts journal.
    Ex: APIF makes it possible to determine whether an item is in stock and to speed up and improve processing techniques.
    Ex: Just as with all earth science literature, commercial publishers, societies, and government agencies have hastened to produce a wide range of data bases in CD-ROM format.
    Ex: This natural ebb and flow necessarily picks up speed as change accelerates.
    Ex: The author describes a novel approach which uses the power of household brands as a springboard to fast track adults into reading and writing everyday functional English = El autor describe un método novedoso que utiliza el poder de las marcas muy conocidas como trampolín para acelerar el aprendizaje de la lectura y la escritura del inglés básico en los adultos.
    Ex: Jump-start your learning experience by participating in 1 or 2 half-day seminars that will help you come up to speed on the new vocabularies, processes and architectures underlying effective content management.
    Ex: Liverpool and Chelsea are grabbing all the headlines, but Arsenal have quietly moved it up a gear scoring 10 goals in their last three league games.
    Ex: Start gently, ease yourself in by breaking the workout down into three one minute sessions until you are ready to notch it up a gear and join them together.
    Ex: There was not much to separate the sides in the first ten minutes however Arsenal took it up a gear and got the goal but not without a bit of luck.
    Ex: We have a good time together and we're good friends.. but I'd like to take it up a notch.
    Ex: David quickly comprehended our project needs and then cranked it up a notch with impactful design.
    Ex: Went for a bike ride with a mate last week, no problems so will crank it up a gear and tackle some hills in the next few weeks.
    Ex: After a regular walking routine is established, why not move it up a notch and start jogging, if you haven't already.
    * acelerar el paso = quicken + the pace, smarten + Posesivo + pace.
    * acelerar el proceso de deterioro = hasten + rot.
    * acelerar el ritmo = quicken + the pace, smarten + Posesivo + pace.
    * acelerar un proceso = hasten + process.

    * * *
    acelerar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹coche/motor›
    aceleró el coche (en marcha) he accelerated; (sin desplazarse) he revved the engine o car (up)
    2 ‹proceso/cambio› to speed up; ‹paso› to quicken
    acelera el paso, que es tarde walk a bit faster, it's getting late
    el gobierno ha acelerado la marcha de las reformas the government has speeded up o stepped up the pace of the reforms
    3 ( Fís) to accelerate
    ■ acelerar
    vi
    1 ( Auto) to accelerate
    2 ( fam) (darse prisa) to hurry, hurry up
    acelera, que vamos a llegar tarde hurry up o ( colloq) get a move on, we'll be late!
    ( AmL fam) to get overexcited, lose one's cool ( colloq)
    * * *

     

    acelerar ( conjugate acelerar) verbo transitivo
    a)coche/motor›:



    ( sin desplazarse) he revved the engine o car (up)
    b)proceso/cambio to speed up;

    paso to quicken
    verbo intransitivo
    a) (Auto) to accelerate


    acelerar verbo transitivo & verbo intransitivo to accelerate
    ' acelerar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    activar
    - agilizar
    - aligerar
    - apresurar
    - marcha
    English:
    accelerate
    - expedite
    - pick up
    - quicken
    - race
    - rev
    - speed
    - speed up
    - hasten
    - hurry
    - spurt
    - suggestion
    * * *
    vt
    1. [proceso] to speed up
    2. [vehículo] to accelerate;
    [motor] to gun;
    tendremos que acelerar la marcha si no queremos llegar tarde we'll have to step up the pace if we don't want to be late
    3. Fam [persona] to get hyper
    vi
    1. [conductor] to accelerate
    2. [darse prisa] to hurry (up);
    acelera, que llegamos tarde hurry up, we're late!
    * * *
    I v/t motor rev up; fig
    speed up;
    aceleró el coche she accelerated;
    acelerar el paso walk faster
    II v/i accelerate
    * * *
    1) : to accelerate, to speed up
    2) agilizar: to expedite
    : to accelerate (of an automobile)
    * * *
    acelerar vb to accelerate

    Spanish-English dictionary > acelerar

  • 12 actor secundario

    m.
    supporting actor, walking gentleman.
    * * *
    Ex. They are usually assigned secondary roles in the majority of the films they appear in.
    * * *

    Ex: They are usually assigned secondary roles in the majority of the films they appear in.

    * * *
    supporting actor

    Spanish-English dictionary > actor secundario

  • 13 agachar la mirada

    (v.) = look down
    Ex. You can wander around with your head in the clouds or you can look down and see where you're walking.
    * * *
    (v.) = look down

    Ex: You can wander around with your head in the clouds or you can look down and see where you're walking.

    Spanish-English dictionary > agachar la mirada

  • 14 agarrado

    adj.
    1 stingy, miserly, mean.
    2 clutched.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: agarrar.
    * * *
    1→ link=agarrar agarrar
    1 familiar stingy, tight
    \
    bailar agarrado to dance cheek to cheek
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) mean, stingy
    2)
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] (fam) ( tacaño) tightfisted (colloq)
    b) [estar] (CS fam) ( enamorado) in love
    II
    - da masculino, femenino (fam) ( tacaño) skinflint (colloq), tightwad (AmE colloq)
    III
    * * *
    = stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, miser, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad, cheapskate.
    Ex. All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/ stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.
    Ex. The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex. If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] (fam) ( tacaño) tightfisted (colloq)
    b) [estar] (CS fam) ( enamorado) in love
    II
    - da masculino, femenino (fam) ( tacaño) skinflint (colloq), tightwad (AmE colloq)
    III
    * * *
    = stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, miser, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad, cheapskate.

    Ex: All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/ stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.

    Ex: The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex: If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.

    * * *
    agarrado1 -da
    1 ( fam); ‹persona› tight ( colloq), tightfisted ( colloq)
    2
    (CS fam) (enamorado): está muy agarrado de ella he's crazy about her ( colloq)
    agarrado2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam)
    skinflint ( colloq), tightwad ( AmE colloq), tight-ass ( AmE colloq)
    bailar agarrado to dance closely, dance cheek to cheek
    * * *

    Del verbo agarrar: ( conjugate agarrar)

    agarrado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    agarrado    
    agarrar
    agarrado 1
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) [ser] (fam) ( tacaño) tightfisted (colloq)

    b) [estar] (CS fam) ( enamorado) in love

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (fam) ( tacaño) skinflint (colloq), tightwad (AmE colloq)
    agarrado 2 adverbio:

    agarrar ( conjugate agarrar) verbo transitivo
    1 ( sujetar) to grab, get hold of;


    (con violencia, rapidez) she grabbed me by the arm
    2 (esp AmL) ‹ objeto› ( tomar) to take;
    ( atajar) to catch;

    3 (AmL) (pescar, atrapar) to catch;
    si lo agarro, lo mato if I get o lay my hands on him, I'll kill him

    4 (esp AmL) ( adquirir) ‹resfriado/pulmonía to catch;
    costumbre/vicio to pick up;
    ritmo to get into;
    velocidad to gather, pick up;

    le agarró asco he got sick of it;
    le he agarrado odio I've come to hate him
    5 (AmL) ( entender) ‹indirecta/chiste to get
    verbo intransitivo
    1 (asir, sujetar):
    toma, agarra here, hold this;

    agarra por ahí take hold of that part
    2 [planta/injerto] to take;
    [ tornillo] to grip, catch;
    [ ruedas] to grip;
    [ tinte] to take
    agarrarse verbo pronominal
    1 ( asirse) to hold on;
    agárrate bien or fuerte hold on tight;
    agarradose a or de algo to hold on to sth;

    2dedo/manga to catch;

    3 (esp AmL) ‹resfriado/pulmonía to catch;

    agarradose un disgusto/una rabieta to get upset/into a temper
    4 (AmL fam) ( pelearse) to get into a fight;

    agarradose con algn to have a set-to with sb (colloq)
    agarrado,-a adjetivo
    1 familiar stingy, tight
    2 (baile) cheek-to-cheek dancing
    agarrar verbo transitivo
    1 (sujetar con fuerza) to grasp, seize: lo tienes bien agarrado, you are holding it tightly
    2 LAm (coger) to take
    3 fam (pillar a alguien, un resfriado) to catch
    agarrar(se) una borrachera, to get drunk o fam pissed
    ' agarrado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agarrar
    - agarrada
    - soltar
    English:
    meanie
    - clutch
    - grasp
    - grip
    - tight
    * * *
    agarrado, -a
    adj
    1. [asido]
    me tenía agarrado de un brazo/del cuello he had me by the arm/the throat;
    agarrados del brazo arm in arm;
    agarrados de la mano hand in hand
    2. Fam [tacaño] tight, stingy
    3. Fam [baile] slow
    nm,f
    Fam [tacaño]
    ser un agarrado to be tight o stingy
    nm
    Fam [baile] slow dance
    adv
    Fam
    bailar agarrado to dance cheek to cheek
    * * *
    adj
    1 fam
    mean, stingy fam
    2
    :
    bailar agarrado dance close together
    * * *
    agarrado, -da adj, fam : cheap, stingy

    Spanish-English dictionary > agarrado

  • 15 agarrar

    v.
    1 to grab.
    me agarró de la cintura he grabbed me by the waist
    Silvia agarró la mano de Ricardo Silvia grabbed John's hand.
    ¡si la agarro, la mato! if I catch her I'll kill her!
    me agarró desprevenido he caught me off guard
    María agarra el bejuco Mary catches the liMaría.
    3 to catch (informal) (enfermedad). (peninsular Spanish)
    4 to get, to take. ( Latin American Spanish)
    Agarrar impulso Take impulse.
    5 to take (tinte).
    6 to be taken to prison, to get nicked.
    Lo agarraron He was taken to prison.[He got nicked]
    * * *
    1 (con la mano) to clutch, seize, grasp
    2 familiar (pillar) to catch
    3 familiar (conseguir) to take advantage of
    1 (cogerse) to hold on, cling (a, to)
    2 (pegarse) to stick
    3 familiar (pelearse) to quarrel, fight
    \
    agarrar un cabreo to fly off the handle
    agarrar una borrachera to get drunk/pissed
    agarrarla to get drunk/pissed
    agarrarse a un clavo ardiendo figurado to try anything, do anything
    * * *
    verb
    1) to hold, seize, grab, grasp
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=asir)
    a) [sujetando] to hold (on to)

    entró agarrada del brazo de su padre — she came in holding her father's arm

    b) [con violencia] to grab
    c) [con fuerza] to grip
    2) (=capturar) to catch
    3) [+ resfriado] to catch
    4) * (=conseguir) to get, wangle *
    5) esp LAm (=coger)

    la casa tiene tanto trabajo que no sé por dónde agarrarla — the house needs such a lot doing to it, I don't know where to start

    agarrar el vuelo(=despegar) to take off

    6) CAm, Caribe, Méx * (=captar) to get *, understand

    agarrar a palos a algn — * to beat sb up *

    8) Caribe *** to fuck ***
    2. VI
    1) (=asir)

    agarra por este extremo — hold it by this end, take hold of it by this end

    2) (Bot) [planta] to take (root)
    3) [color] to take
    4) esp LAm (=coger)

    agarró y se fue* he upped and went *

    agarrar para(=salir) to set out for

    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( sujetar) to grab, get hold of

    me agarró del brazo — ( para apoyar) she took hold of my arm; (con violencia, rapidez) she grabbed me by the arm

    2) (esp AmL) < objeto> ( tomar) to take; ( atajar) to catch

    te lo tiro agárralo! — I'll throw it to you, catch!

    no hay por dónde agarrarlo — (fam) <tema/asunto> you can't make head nor tail of it (colloq); < persona> you don't know how to take him

    3) (AmL) (pescar, atrapar) to catch

    si lo agarro, lo mato — if I get o lay my hands on him, I'll kill him

    agarrarla con alguien — (AmL fam) to take it out on somebody

    4) (esp AmL) ( adquirir) <resfriado/pulmonía> to catch; <costumbre/vicio> to pick up; < ritmo> to get into; < velocidad> to gather, pick up; (+ me/te/le etc)
    5) (AmL) ( entender) <indirecta/chiste> to get
    2.
    1) (asir, sujetar) to take hold of, hold

    toma, agarra — here, hold this

    2) planta/injerto to take; tornillo to grip, catch; ruedas to grip; tinte to take
    3) (esp AmL) (ir)
    4) (esp AmL fam)

    agarrar y...: un buen día agarró y lo dejó todo one fine day she upped and left everything; así que agarré y presenté la renuncia — so I gave in my notice there and then

    3.
    agarrarse v pron
    1) ( asirse) to hold on

    agárrate bien or fuerte — hold on tight

    ¿sabes a quién vi? agárrate! — (fam) do you know who I saw? wait for it! (colloq)

    agarrarse a or de algo — to hold on to something

    2) ( pillarse)
    3) (esp AmL) <resfriado/pulmonía> to catch
    4) (AmL fam) ( pelearse) to get into a fight
    * * *
    = grip, bust, grab, grasp.
    Ex. The entrance door should be automatic or with a handle easy to grip.
    Ex. On Saturday, a trooper stood on a street corner dressed in plain clothes and helped bust 30 people for not wearing their seat belts.
    Ex. If we move fast, we can grab the space for the library.
    Ex. A mouse is commonly moved or lifted from its cage by grasping the base of the tail.
    ----
    * agarrarse = clutch.
    * agarrarse a = latch on to, hold to, hold on to, hold fast to, cling to.
    * agarrarse a un clavo ardiendo = catch at + straws, grasp at + straws, clutch at + straws.
    * agarrarse desesperadamente = hang on + for dear life, cling on + for dear life.
    * agarrarse los machos = batten down + the hatches.
    * agarrar un resfriado de muerte = catch + Posesivo + death (of cold).
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( sujetar) to grab, get hold of

    me agarró del brazo — ( para apoyar) she took hold of my arm; (con violencia, rapidez) she grabbed me by the arm

    2) (esp AmL) < objeto> ( tomar) to take; ( atajar) to catch

    te lo tiro agárralo! — I'll throw it to you, catch!

    no hay por dónde agarrarlo — (fam) <tema/asunto> you can't make head nor tail of it (colloq); < persona> you don't know how to take him

    3) (AmL) (pescar, atrapar) to catch

    si lo agarro, lo mato — if I get o lay my hands on him, I'll kill him

    agarrarla con alguien — (AmL fam) to take it out on somebody

    4) (esp AmL) ( adquirir) <resfriado/pulmonía> to catch; <costumbre/vicio> to pick up; < ritmo> to get into; < velocidad> to gather, pick up; (+ me/te/le etc)
    5) (AmL) ( entender) <indirecta/chiste> to get
    2.
    1) (asir, sujetar) to take hold of, hold

    toma, agarra — here, hold this

    2) planta/injerto to take; tornillo to grip, catch; ruedas to grip; tinte to take
    3) (esp AmL) (ir)
    4) (esp AmL fam)

    agarrar y...: un buen día agarró y lo dejó todo one fine day she upped and left everything; así que agarré y presenté la renuncia — so I gave in my notice there and then

    3.
    agarrarse v pron
    1) ( asirse) to hold on

    agárrate bien or fuerte — hold on tight

    ¿sabes a quién vi? agárrate! — (fam) do you know who I saw? wait for it! (colloq)

    agarrarse a or de algo — to hold on to something

    2) ( pillarse)
    3) (esp AmL) <resfriado/pulmonía> to catch
    4) (AmL fam) ( pelearse) to get into a fight
    * * *
    = grip, bust, grab, grasp.

    Ex: The entrance door should be automatic or with a handle easy to grip.

    Ex: On Saturday, a trooper stood on a street corner dressed in plain clothes and helped bust 30 people for not wearing their seat belts.
    Ex: If we move fast, we can grab the space for the library.
    Ex: A mouse is commonly moved or lifted from its cage by grasping the base of the tail.
    * agarrarse = clutch.
    * agarrarse a = latch on to, hold to, hold on to, hold fast to, cling to.
    * agarrarse a un clavo ardiendo = catch at + straws, grasp at + straws, clutch at + straws.
    * agarrarse desesperadamente = hang on + for dear life, cling on + for dear life.
    * agarrarse los machos = batten down + the hatches.
    * agarrar un resfriado de muerte = catch + Posesivo + death (of cold).

    * * *
    agarrar [A1 ]
    vt
    A (sujetar) to get hold of, grab
    lo agarró de or por las solapas he grabbed him o took hold of him by the lapels
    agárralo, que se va a caer grab him, he's going to fall
    me agarró del brazo (para apoyarse) she took hold of my arm; (con violencia, rapidez) she grabbed me by the arm, she seized my arm
    ya agarra bien el sonajero she can already hold her rattle properly
    B ( esp AmL) ‹objeto› (tomar) to take; (atajar) to catch
    agarra el dinero de mi cartera take the money out of my wallet
    agarra un papel y toma nota get a piece of paper and take this down
    ¿alguien agarró el libro que dejé en la mesa? did anyone pick up o take the book I left on the table?
    ¿puedo agarrar una manzana? may I take an apple?
    agarró las llaves/sus cosas y se fue he took the keys/his things and left
    te lo tiro ¡agárralo! I'll throw it to you, catch!
    este capítulo es dificilísimo, no hay or no tiene por dónde agarrarlo ( fam); this chapter is really difficult, I can't make head nor tail of it ( colloq)
    C
    1 ( AmL) (pescar, atrapar) to catch
    si te agarra el profesor, ya verás if the teacher catches you, you'll be for it
    si lo agarro, lo mato if I get o lay my hands on him, I'll kill him
    se acaba de ir, pero si corres, lo agarras he's just left, but if you run, you'll catch him
    me agarró desprevenido/de buen humor she caught me off guard/in a good mood
    agarrarla con algn ( AmL fam); to take it out on sb
    2 (CS fam) (con una pregunta) to catch … out, stump
    3 (CS) ‹televisión/emisora› to get, pick up
    D
    1 ‹resfriado› to catch
    no salgas así, vas a agarrar una pulmonía don't go out like that, you'll catch your death of cold
    2 ‹velocidad› to gather, pick up
    3 ‹asco/odio/miedo› (+ me/te/le etc):
    se ha caído tantas veces que le ha agarrado miedo al caballo she's had so many falls that now she's afraid of the horse
    con los años le he ido agarrando cariño over the years I've grown fond of her
    4 (entender) ‹indirecta/chiste› to get
    5 ( RPl) ‹calle› to take
    ■ agarrar
    vi
    A (asir, sujetar) to take hold of, hold
    toma, agarra here, hold this
    agarra por ahí take o get hold of that part
    B
    1 «planta/injerto» to take
    2 «tornillo» to grip, catch; «ruedas» to grip
    3 «tinte» to take
    C ( esp AmL) (ir) agarrar POR algo; ‹por una calle/la costa› to go ALONG sth agarrar PARA algo to head FOR sth
    agarraron para la capital they headed for the capital
    tiene tantos problemas, que no sabe para dónde agarrar he has so many problems, he doesn't know which way to turn
    D
    ( esp AmL fam): agarrar y …: un buen día agarró y lo dejó todo one fine day she upped and left everything
    cuando ya había hecho la reserva agarra y me dice que no quiere ir I had already made the reservations when he goes and tells me he doesn't want to go
    así que agarré y presenté la renuncia so I gave in my notice on the spot o there and then
    A (asirse) to hold on
    agárrate bien or fuerte hold on tight
    ¿sabes cuánto dinero nos queda? ¡agárrate! ( fam); do you know how much money we have left? wait for it! o prepare yourself for a shock! ( colloq)
    agarrarse A or DE algo to hold on TO sth
    se agarró al or del pasamanos she held on to o gripped the handrail
    iban agarrados del brazo they were walking along arm in arm
    se agarró de eso para no venir he latched on to that as an excuse not to come
    se ha agarrado a esa promesa/esperanza she's clinging to that promise/hope
    B
    (pillarse): me agarré el dedo en el cajón I caught my finger in the drawer
    C
    se agarró una rabieta he got o flew into a temper
    ¡qué disgusto se agarró cuando se enteró! she got really upset when she heard!
    D ( AmL fam)
    1 (pelearse, reñir) agarrarse CON algn to have a fight o an argument WITH sb ( colloq)
    no vale la pena agarrarse con él por esa estupidez there's no point arguing with him over a silly thing like that
    agarrársela(s) con algn ( AmL fam); to take it out on sb ( colloq)
    se las agarró conmigo he took it out on me
    2
    (pelearse): se agarraron a patadas/puñetazos they started kicking/punching each other
    por poco se agarran de los pelos they almost came to blows
    E (pegarse) «comida» to stick
    * * *

     

    agarrar ( conjugate agarrar) verbo transitivo
    1 ( sujetar) to grab, get hold of;


    (con violencia, rapidez) she grabbed me by the arm
    2 (esp AmL) ‹ objeto› ( tomar) to take;
    ( atajar) to catch;

    3 (AmL) (pescar, atrapar) to catch;
    si lo agarro, lo mato if I get o lay my hands on him, I'll kill him

    4 (esp AmL) ( adquirir) ‹resfriado/pulmonía to catch;
    costumbre/vicio to pick up;
    ritmo to get into;
    velocidad to gather, pick up;

    le agarró asco he got sick of it;
    le he agarrado odio I've come to hate him
    5 (AmL) ( entender) ‹indirecta/chiste to get
    verbo intransitivo
    1 (asir, sujetar):
    toma, agarra here, hold this;

    agarra por ahí take hold of that part
    2 [planta/injerto] to take;
    [ tornillo] to grip, catch;
    [ ruedas] to grip;
    [ tinte] to take
    agarrarse verbo pronominal
    1 ( asirse) to hold on;
    agárrate bien or fuerte hold on tight;
    agarrarse a or de algo to hold on to sth;

    2dedo/manga to catch;

    3 (esp AmL) ‹resfriado/pulmonía to catch;

    agarrarse un disgusto/una rabieta to get upset/into a temper
    4 (AmL fam) ( pelearse) to get into a fight;

    agarrarse con algn to have a set-to with sb (colloq)
    agarrar verbo transitivo
    1 (sujetar con fuerza) to grasp, seize: lo tienes bien agarrado, you are holding it tightly
    2 LAm (coger) to take
    3 fam (pillar a alguien, un resfriado) to catch
    agarrar(se) una borrachera, to get drunk o fam pissed
    ' agarrar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    coger
    - melopea
    - sujetar
    - tomar
    - turca
    - alcanzar
    - atajar
    - cuete
    - fuerte
    - hueveo
    - insolación
    - jalar
    - mano
    - mona
    English:
    blind
    - catch
    - clasp
    - clutch
    - collar
    - grab
    - grasp
    - grip
    - hold
    - seize
    - take
    - act
    - bust
    - clench
    - get
    - knack
    - latch
    - nab
    - nail
    - pick
    - red
    - rope
    - surprise
    - unawares
    - up
    * * *
    vt
    1. [asir] to grab;
    me agarró de la cintura he grabbed me by the waist;
    agarra bien al niño y no se caerá hold onto the child tight and he won't fall
    2. Fam [pillar] [ladrón] to catch;
    ¡si la agarro, la mato! if I catch her I'll kill her!;
    me agarró desprevenido he caught me off guard
    3. Esp Fam [pillar] [enfermedad] to catch
    4. Comp
    Fam
    agarrarla, agarrar una buena to get sloshed;
    Fam
    esta novela no hay por dónde agarrarla I can't make head or tail of this novel;
    RP Fam
    agarrar la mano a algo to get to grips with sth;
    Méx Fam
    agarrar patín to have a good laugh;
    RP Fam
    agarrar viaje to accept an offer;
    RP Fam
    agarrar viento en la camiseta to really get going;
    después de un comienzo accidentado, el proyecto agarró viento en la camiseta after a shaky start the project really took off
    vi
    1. Esp [asir]
    agarrar de to take hold of;
    ¡agarra de la cuerda! grab the rope!
    2. [tinte] to take
    3. [planta] to take root
    4. [ruedas] to grip
    5. [clavo] to go in;
    el tornillo no ha agarrado the screw hasn't gone in properly
    6. Am [encaminarse]
    agarrar para to head for;
    agarró para la izquierda he took a left;
    RP Fam
    agarrar para el lado de los tomates to get hold of the wrong end of the stick
    7. [tomar costumbre]
    agarrarle a alguien por: le agarró por el baile she took it into her head to take up dancing;
    le agarró por cantar en medio de la clase he got it into his head to start singing in the middle of the class;
    le agarró por no tomar alcohol she suddenly started not drinking alcohol;
    ¿está aprendiendo ruso? – sí, le agarró por ahí is she learning Russian? – yes, that's her latest mad idea
    8. Comp
    Fam
    agarrar y hacer algo to go and do sth;
    agarró y se fue she upped and went;
    agarró y me dio una bofetada she went and slapped me
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 ( asir) grab
    2 ( atrapar, pescar), resfriado catch
    3 L.Am. ( tomar) take
    4 L.Am.
    velocidad gather, pick up
    5 L.Am.
    agarrar una calle go up o along a street
    II v/i
    1 ( asirse) hold on
    2 de planta take root
    3 L.Am.
    por un lugar go;
    agarró y se fue he upped and went
    * * *
    1) : to grab, to grasp
    2) : to catch, to take
    agarrar y fam : to do (something) abruptly
    el día siguiente agarró y se fue: the next day he up and left
    * * *
    1. (coger) to grab [pt. & pp. grabbed]
    2. (sujetar) to hold [pt. & pp. held]
    3. (atrapar, contraer) to catch [pt. & pp. caught]

    Spanish-English dictionary > agarrar

  • 16 agarre

    m.
    1 hold. (Latin American)
    2 handle.
    3 tener agarre, to have pull.
    4 grasp, clench, grab, hold.
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: agarrar.
    * * *
    1 (neumático) grip; (coche) road holding
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) LAm (=agarro) hold; (Aut) road-holding, road-holding quality
    2) And (=asidero) handle
    3) (=valor) guts * pl
    4)

    tener agarre* (=tener influencia) to have pull, be able to pull strings

    * * *
    masculino ( de neumático) grip; ( de coche) roadholding
    * * *
    = traction, adherence.
    Ex. Grooves in manhole covers are necessary to provide traction in all kinds of weather to the vehicles above.
    Ex. It was decided to apply stamped cloth strips, produced by a commercial library bindery to the spines and to use a polyvinyl acetate for adherence.
    * * *
    masculino ( de neumático) grip; ( de coche) roadholding
    * * *
    = traction, adherence.

    Ex: Grooves in manhole covers are necessary to provide traction in all kinds of weather to the vehicles above.

    Ex: It was decided to apply stamped cloth strips, produced by a commercial library bindery to the spines and to use a polyvinyl acetate for adherence.

    * * *
    * * *

    Del verbo agarrar: ( conjugate agarrar)

    agarré es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    agarre es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

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

    Multiple Entries:
    agarrar    
    agarre
    agarrar ( conjugate agarrar) verbo transitivo
    1 ( sujetar) to grab, get hold of;


    (con violencia, rapidez) she grabbed me by the arm
    2 (esp AmL) ‹ objeto› ( tomar) to take;
    ( atajar) to catch;

    3 (AmL) (pescar, atrapar) to catch;
    si lo agarro, lo mato if I get o lay my hands on him, I'll kill him

    4 (esp AmL) ( adquirir) ‹resfriado/pulmonía to catch;
    costumbre/vicio to pick up;
    ritmo to get into;
    velocidad to gather, pick up;

    le agarró asco he got sick of it;
    le he agarrado odio I've come to hate him
    5 (AmL) ( entender) ‹indirecta/chiste to get
    verbo intransitivo
    1 (asir, sujetar):
    toma, agarra here, hold this;

    agarra por ahí take hold of that part
    2 [planta/injerto] to take;
    [ tornillo] to grip, catch;
    [ ruedas] to grip;
    [ tinte] to take
    agarrarse verbo pronominal
    1 ( asirse) to hold on;
    agárrate bien or fuerte hold on tight;
    agarrese a or de algo to hold on to sth;

    2dedo/manga to catch;

    3 (esp AmL) ‹resfriado/pulmonía to catch;

    agarrese un disgusto/una rabieta to get upset/into a temper
    4 (AmL fam) ( pelearse) to get into a fight;

    agarrese con algn to have a set-to with sb (colloq)
    agarre sustantivo masculino ( de neumático) grip;
    ( de coche) roadholding
    agarrar verbo transitivo
    1 (sujetar con fuerza) to grasp, seize: lo tienes bien agarrado, you are holding it tightly
    2 LAm (coger) to take
    3 fam (pillar a alguien, un resfriado) to catch
    agarrar(se) una borrachera, to get drunk o fam pissed
    agarre sustantivo masculino Auto grip
    ' agarre' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agarrar
    - tirar
    English:
    grab
    - grip
    - hold
    - catch
    - corner
    - hand
    - traction
    * * *
    agarre nm
    1. [acción de agarrar] grabbing
    2. [de vehículo] roadholding;
    [de neumático] grip
    3. [valor] guts
    * * *
    agarre nm
    : grip, grasp

    Spanish-English dictionary > agarre

  • 17 al

    al
    1→ link=a a
    \
    al + inf on + gerund
    me lo encontré al salir de casa I met him when I was leaving, I met him on leaving
    al quedarse sin dinero, tuvo que ponerse a trabajar when he ran out of money, he had to get down to work
    está al caer it's about to happen
    ————————
    al
    on + gerund
    me lo encontré al salir de casa I met him when I was leaving, I met him on leaving
    al quedarse sin dinero, tuvo que ponerse a trabajar when he ran out of money, he had to get down to work
    * * *
    cont.
    * * *
    * * *
    * * *
    ----
    * al abrigo de = on the lee side of.
    * al actuar de este modo = by so doing, in so doing, by doing so.
    * al agua = water-based, overboard.
    * al aire libre = open-air, outdoors, in the open, out of doors.
    * al alcance = within reach, within easy reach, within sight, within gunshot, within range.
    * al alcance de cualquiera = within anyone's reach, within anybody's reach.
    * al alcance de la mano = within arm's reach, within easy reach.
    * al alcance del oído = within earshot of.
    * al alcance de todos = within everybody's reach, within everyone's reach, accessible to everyone, accessible to everybody.
    * al amanecer = at the crack of dawn.
    * al amor de la lumbre = round-the-fireside.
    * al amparo de la noche = under cover of night.
    * al amparo de la oscuridad = under cover of darkness.
    * al analizar Algo más detenidamente = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al anochecer = at twilight, at nightfall.
    * al año = per annum, per year.
    * al arrancar = at startup.
    * al atardecer = at twilight.
    * al azar = at random, by chance, haphazardly, indiscriminate, indiscriminately, random, randomly, pot luck, hit (and/or) miss, odd, by a fluke, by luck, by a stroke of (good) luck.
    * al borde de = on the verge of, on the brink of, at the side of, on the edge of.
    * al borde de la carretera = at the roadside, at the roadside.
    * al borde de la extinción = on the verge of extinction, on the edge of extinction.
    * al borde de la ley = on the edge of the law.
    * al borde del camino = at the roadside.
    * al borde del mar = at the seaside.
    * al caer la noche = at nightfall.
    * al calor de la lumbre = round-the-fireside.
    * al chi cuadrado = chi-squared.
    * al comenzar = at startup.
    * al comienzo = early on, at the outset, to start with, at startup.
    * al comienzo de = at the start (of), in the early days (of), at the outbreak of, at the onset of, early in.
    * al compás de = in tandem with, in unison with.
    * al contado = cash value.
    * al contrapunto = contrapuntal.
    * al contrario = vice versa, to the contrary, contrariwise, quite the opposite, quite the contrary, quite the reverse.
    * al corriente = in step, au courant, paid-up, in good standing.
    * al corriente de = in step with.
    * al cumplir la fecha = at term.
    * al descubierto = exposed, wide open.
    * al despuntar el alba = at the crack of dawn.
    * al despuntar el día = at the crack of dawn.
    * al día = in step, paid-up, in good standing.
    * al día de = in step with.
    * al día de hoy = as of today.
    * al día siguiente = the next day.
    * al dorso = overleaf.
    * al empezar = first off.
    * al entrar = on entry.
    * al escuchar = at the sound of.
    * al este de = east of.
    * al estilo de = a la, along the lines, in the mould of.
    * al estilo de los índices de materia = subject-type.
    * al estilo de + Nombre = in a + Nombre + sort of way.
    * al estilo militar = military-style.
    * al estudiar Algo más detenidamente = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al examinar Algo de cerca = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * al extremo = to the extreme.
    * al filo de = on the brink of, on the edge of, on the verge of.
    * al filo de la acera = kerbside [curbside, -USA], curbside [kerbside, -UK].
    * al fin = at last, at long last.
    * al final = in the end, eventually, in the final count, terminally, ultimately, at the end of the day.
    * al final (de) = at the end (of).
    * al final de cuentas = when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * al final del día = at the end of the day, at the close of the day.
    * al final de su mandato = lame duck.
    * al final resultó que = in the event.
    * al fin y al cabo = in the end, after all, all in all, after all is said and done, when all is said and done.
    * al fondo (de) = at the bottom (of).
    * al frente de = in the forefront of/in, at the forefront of.
    * al frente (de) = in charge (of).
    * al hacer esto = by so doing, in so doing, by doing so.
    * al igual que = as with, like, in common with, much as, equalling that, after the fashion of, so too, similar to, much like.
    * al igual que con todo en la vida = as with everything in life.
    * al igual que + Nombre = not unlike + Nombre.
    * al incluirse en = on admission to.
    * al + Infinitive = by + Gerundio.
    * al + Infinitivo = in + Gerundio, on + Gerundio, when + Gerundio, while + Gerundio, on + Nombre, upon + Gerundio, as + Nombre + Verbo, as + Sujeto + Verbo.
    * al infinito = ad infinitum.
    * al inicio = at startup.
    * al instante = on-the-fly, instantly, on the spot, straight away, on the double, in no time at all, in next to no time, in no time, while-you-wait [while-u-wait], right away, at once.
    * al intentar + Infinitivo = in the attempt to.
    * al lado de = beside, at the side of, by the side of.
    * al llegar = on arrival.
    * al loro = in the know.
    * al mando = in the saddle.
    * al mando (de) = at the helm (of), in charge (of).
    * al margen = on the sidelines, tangential.
    * al margen de = divorced from, untouched, outside the purview of, other than, in spite of, despite, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * al margen de la ley = extra-judicial.
    * al máximo = to the full, to the utmost, to the hilt, to the extreme, at full stretch.
    * al mediodía = at midday, at high noon.
    * al mejor precio = at the best price.
    * al mejor precio posible = at the best possible price.
    * al menos = at least, at the very least.
    * al mes = per month.
    * al mismo nivel de = flush with.
    * al mismo nivel que = on a par with, in the same league as.
    * al mismo tiempo = at once, at the same time, concurrently, in the process, simultaneously, contemporaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, concomitantly, at the one time, all the while.
    * al mismo tiempo que = in parallel to/with, while, as the same time as, cum, in conjunction with.
    * al mismo tiempo que + Indicativo = whilst + Gerundio.
    * al modo de = a la.
    * al momento = while-you-wait [while-u-wait].
    * al nacer = at birth.
    * al norte de = north of.
    * al oeste de = west of.
    * al oír = at the sound of.
    * al óleo = oil-based.
    * al otro extremo = at the receiving end.
    * al otro lado de = across.
    * al otro lado de la barrera = on the other side of the fence.
    * al otro lado de la ciudad = cross-town.
    * al otro lado del mundo = half way (a)round the world.
    * al parecer = apparently, apparently, it seems that..., supposedly, allegedly, it appeared that....
    * al pie (de) = at the bottom (of), at the foot (of).
    * al pie de la letra = to the letter.
    * al pisar = underfoot.
    * al por mayor = in bulk.
    * al principio = at first, at the outset, early [earlier -comp., earliest -sup.], in the early years, originally, to start with, early on, at startup.
    * al principio de = at the beginning (of), at the dawn of, at the onset of, early in.
    * al principio de la imprenta = early printing.
    * al principio y al final = both ends.
    * al principio y al final de = at each end of.
    * al propio ritmo de Uno = in + Posesivo + own time, at + Posesivo + own pace.
    * al pulsar un botón = at the push of a button.
    * al que no se puede dejar de faltar = unmissable.
    * al que pertenece = parent.
    * al que se le hado mucha publicidad = heavily promoted.
    * al rayar el alba = at the crack of dawn.
    * al recibir = upon + receipt.
    * al respecto = in this connection, in this respect.
    * al revés = vice versa, in reverse, mirror-fashion, wrong way round, the, inside-out.
    * al romper el día = at the crack of dawn.
    * al servicio de = at the service of.
    * al servicio de la nación = uniformed.
    * al sol = in the sun.
    * al sur de = south of.
    * al tacto = to the touch.
    * al tanto = au fait, in the know, in step.
    * al tanto de = on the lookout for, on the alert for, in step with.
    * al teléfono = on the line.
    * al timón = in the saddle, at the wheel.
    * al timón (de) = at the helm (of).
    * al trasluz = against the light.
    * al unísono = in concert, unison, with one voice, in unison.
    * al unísono con = in unison with.
    * al usarse = in use.
    * al vapor = steamed.
    * al ver = at the sight of.
    * al volante = at the wheel.
    * al vuelo = on-the-fly.
    * * *
    * * *
    * al abrigo de = on the lee side of.
    * al actuar de este modo = by so doing, in so doing, by doing so.
    * al agua = water-based, overboard.
    * al aire libre = open-air, outdoors, in the open, out of doors.
    * al alcance = within reach, within easy reach, within sight, within gunshot, within range.
    * al alcance de = available at the fingertips of.
    * al alcance de cualquiera = within anyone's reach, within anybody's reach.
    * al alcance de la mano = within arm's reach, within easy reach.
    * al alcance del oído = within earshot of.
    * al alcance de todos = within everybody's reach, within everyone's reach, accessible to everyone, accessible to everybody.
    * al amanecer = at the crack of dawn.
    * al amor de la lumbre = round-the-fireside.
    * al amparo de la noche = under cover of night.
    * al amparo de la oscuridad = under cover of darkness.
    * al analizar Algo más detenidamente = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al anochecer = at twilight, at nightfall.
    * al año = per annum, per year.
    * al arrancar = at startup.
    * al atardecer = at twilight.
    * al azar = at random, by chance, haphazardly, indiscriminate, indiscriminately, random, randomly, pot luck, hit (and/or) miss, odd, by a fluke, by luck, by a stroke of (good) luck.
    * al borde de = on the verge of, on the brink of, at the side of, on the edge of.
    * al borde de la carretera = at the roadside, at the roadside.
    * al borde de la extinción = on the verge of extinction, on the edge of extinction.
    * al borde de la ley = on the edge of the law.
    * al borde del camino = at the roadside.
    * al borde del mar = at the seaside.
    * al caer la noche = at nightfall.
    * al calor de la lumbre = round-the-fireside.
    * al chi cuadrado = chi-squared.
    * al comenzar = at startup.
    * al comienzo = early on, at the outset, to start with, at startup.
    * al comienzo de = at the start (of), in the early days (of), at the outbreak of, at the onset of, early in.
    * al compás de = in tandem with, in unison with.
    * al contado = cash value.
    * al contrapunto = contrapuntal.
    * al contrario = vice versa, to the contrary, contrariwise, quite the opposite, quite the contrary, quite the reverse.
    * al corriente = in step, au courant, paid-up, in good standing.
    * al corriente de = in step with.
    * al cumplir la fecha = at term.
    * al descubierto = exposed, wide open.
    * al despuntar el alba = at the crack of dawn.
    * al despuntar el día = at the crack of dawn.
    * al día = in step, paid-up, in good standing.
    * al día de = in step with.
    * al día de hoy = as of today.
    * al día siguiente = the next day.
    * al dorso = overleaf.
    * al empezar = first off.
    * al entrar = on entry.
    * al escuchar = at the sound of.
    * al este de = east of.
    * al estilo de = a la, along the lines, in the mould of.
    * al estilo de los índices de materia = subject-type.
    * al estilo de + Nombre = in a + Nombre + sort of way.
    * al estilo militar = military-style.
    * al estudiar Algo más detenidamente = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al examinar Algo de cerca = on closer examination, on closer inspection.
    * al + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * al extremo = to the extreme.
    * al filo de = on the brink of, on the edge of, on the verge of.
    * al filo de la acera = kerbside [curbside, -USA], curbside [kerbside, -UK].
    * al fin = at last, at long last.
    * al final = in the end, eventually, in the final count, terminally, ultimately, at the end of the day.
    * al final (de) = at the end (of).
    * al final de cuentas = when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * al final del día = at the end of the day, at the close of the day.
    * al final de su mandato = lame duck.
    * al final resultó que = in the event.
    * al fin y al cabo = in the end, after all, all in all, after all is said and done, when all is said and done.
    * al fondo (de) = at the bottom (of).
    * al frente de = in the forefront of/in, at the forefront of.
    * al frente (de) = in charge (of).
    * al hacer esto = by so doing, in so doing, by doing so.
    * al igual que = as with, like, in common with, much as, equalling that, after the fashion of, so too, similar to, much like.
    * al igual que con todo en la vida = as with everything in life.
    * al igual que + Nombre = not unlike + Nombre.
    * al incluirse en = on admission to.
    * al + Infinitive = by + Gerundio.
    * al + Infinitivo = in + Gerundio, on + Gerundio, when + Gerundio, while + Gerundio, on + Nombre, upon + Gerundio, as + Nombre + Verbo, as + Sujeto + Verbo.
    * al infinito = ad infinitum.
    * al inicio = at startup.
    * al instante = on-the-fly, instantly, on the spot, straight away, on the double, in no time at all, in next to no time, in no time, while-you-wait [while-u-wait], right away, at once.
    * al intentar + Infinitivo = in the attempt to.
    * al lado de = beside, at the side of, by the side of.
    * al llegar = on arrival.
    * al loro = in the know.
    * al mando = in the saddle.
    * al mando (de) = at the helm (of), in charge (of).
    * al margen = on the sidelines, tangential.
    * al margen de = divorced from, untouched, outside the purview of, other than, in spite of, despite, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * al margen de la ley = extra-judicial.
    * al máximo = to the full, to the utmost, to the hilt, to the extreme, at full stretch.
    * al mediodía = at midday, at high noon.
    * al mejor precio = at the best price.
    * al mejor precio posible = at the best possible price.
    * al menos = at least, at the very least.
    * al mes = per month.
    * al mismo nivel de = flush with.
    * al mismo nivel que = on a par with, in the same league as.
    * al mismo tiempo = at once, at the same time, concurrently, in the process, simultaneously, contemporaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, concomitantly, at the one time, all the while.
    * al mismo tiempo que = in parallel to/with, while, as the same time as, cum, in conjunction with.
    * al mismo tiempo que + Indicativo = whilst + Gerundio.
    * al modo de = a la.
    * al momento = while-you-wait [while-u-wait].
    * al nacer = at birth.
    * al norte de = north of.
    * al oeste de = west of.
    * al oír = at the sound of.
    * al óleo = oil-based.
    * al otro extremo = at the receiving end.
    * al otro lado de = across.
    * al otro lado de la barrera = on the other side of the fence.
    * al otro lado de la ciudad = cross-town.
    * al otro lado del mundo = half way (a)round the world.
    * al parecer = apparently, apparently, it seems that..., supposedly, allegedly, it appeared that....
    * al pie (de) = at the bottom (of), at the foot (of).
    * al pie de la letra = to the letter.
    * al pisar = underfoot.
    * al por mayor = in bulk.
    * al principio = at first, at the outset, early [earlier -comp., earliest -sup.], in the early years, originally, to start with, early on, at startup.
    * al principio de = at the beginning (of), at the dawn of, at the onset of, early in.
    * al principio de la imprenta = early printing.
    * al principio y al final = both ends.
    * al principio y al final de = at each end of.
    * al propio ritmo de Uno = in + Posesivo + own time, at + Posesivo + own pace.
    * al pulsar un botón = at the push of a button.
    * al que no se puede dejar de faltar = unmissable.
    * al que pertenece = parent.
    * al que se le hado mucha publicidad = heavily promoted.
    * al rayar el alba = at the crack of dawn.
    * al recibir = upon + receipt.
    * al respecto = in this connection, in this respect.
    * al revés = vice versa, in reverse, mirror-fashion, wrong way round, the, inside-out.
    * al romper el día = at the crack of dawn.
    * al servicio de = at the service of.
    * al servicio de la nación = uniformed.
    * al sol = in the sun.
    * al sur de = south of.
    * al tacto = to the touch.
    * al tanto = au fait, in the know, in step.
    * al tanto de = on the lookout for, on the alert for, in step with.
    * al teléfono = on the line.
    * al timón = in the saddle, at the wheel.
    * al timón (de) = at the helm (of).
    * al trasluz = against the light.
    * al unísono = in concert, unison, with one voice, in unison.
    * al unísono con = in unison with.
    * al usarse = in use.
    * al vapor = steamed.
    * al ver = at the sight of.
    * al volante = at the wheel.
    * al vuelo = on-the-fly.
    * * *
    al
    contraction of a (↑ a 3) and el
    * * *

     

    al contraction of a and el
    al (contracción de a & el)
    1a
    2 (+ infinitivo) los invitados están al caer, the guests are about to arrive
    cierren la puerta al salir, close the door on leaving
    al parecer, apparently
    'al' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abandonarse
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abismo
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abordaje
    - abrigar
    - abrigo
    - acalorada
    - acalorado
    - acceder
    - acecho
    - acertada
    - acertado
    - acomodar
    - acosar
    - acre
    - actual
    - adaptar
    - adicta
    - adicto
    - adiós
    - adscribir
    - adscribirse
    - agua
    - aire
    - ajillo
    - alcance
    - aleatoria
    - aleatorio
    - alimón
    - almacén
    - alquilar
    - alta
    - altar
    - alteza
    - alto
    - amanecer
    - amor
    - amparo
    - ancha
    - ancho
    - anochecer
    - antojarse
    - aparato
    - apercibirse
    - aprieto
    - arriar
    English:
    A
    - aboard
    - abreast
    - abroad
    - absolve
    - accessible
    - accompany
    - accustom
    - acquaint
    - across
    - address
    - adrift
    - advise
    - after
    - afterwards
    - agree
    - aim at
    - alarm
    - all
    - allocate
    - alongside
    - also
    - amenable
    - amends
    - analytic
    - analytical
    - anchor
    - another
    - antisocial
    - anyhow
    - appeal
    - applicant
    - appointment
    - apprehend
    - arm
    - Armageddon
    - arouse
    - as
    - ascend
    - aside
    - assume
    - asymmetric
    - asymmetrical
    - at
    - attendant
    - augment
    - authenticity
    - authoritarian
    - available
    - average
    * * *
    al ver a, el
    * * *
    al
    prp a y art el;
    al entrar on coming in, when we/they etc came in
    * * *
    al contraction of a and el art
    * * *
    al prep

    Spanish-English dictionary > al

  • 18 al borde de la carretera

    = at the roadside, at the roadside
    Ex. Tragically, each year hundreds of people lose their lives and suffer serious injuries while working or stopped at the roadside or on the motorway hard shoulder.
    Ex. Tragically, each year hundreds of people lose their lives and suffer serious injuries while working or stopped at the roadside or on the motorway hard shoulder.
    * * *
    = at the roadside, at the roadside

    Ex: Tragically, each year hundreds of people lose their lives and suffer serious injuries while working or stopped at the roadside or on the motorway hard shoulder.

    Ex: Tragically, each year hundreds of people lose their lives and suffer serious injuries while working or stopped at the roadside or on the motorway hard shoulder.

    Spanish-English dictionary > al borde de la carretera

  • 19 al borde del camino

    Ex. Tragically, each year hundreds of people lose their lives and suffer serious injuries while working or stopped at the roadside or on the motorway hard shoulder.
    * * *

    Ex: Tragically, each year hundreds of people lose their lives and suffer serious injuries while working or stopped at the roadside or on the motorway hard shoulder.

    Spanish-English dictionary > al borde del camino

  • 20 alargar

    v.
    1 to lengthen (clothes).
    Mario alargó la agonía Mario lenghtened the agony.
    2 to extend (viaje, visita, plazo).
    el árbitro alargó el primer tiempo cinco minutos the referee added five minutes' stoppage time to the end of the first half
    3 to stretch out (brazo, mano).
    alargar el brazo to stretch out one's arm
    4 to hold out, to outstretch, to put forth, to stretch out.
    Mirta alarga su mano Myrtha holds out her hand.
    5 to make longer, to stretch, to protract.
    Pedro alarga las líneas del dibujo Peter makes the picture's lines longer.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ LLEGAR], like link=llegar llegar
    1 to lengthen
    2 (estirar) to stretch
    3 (prolongar) to prolong
    4 (dar) to hand, pass
    1 to lengthen
    * * *
    verb
    1) to lengthen, stretch
    2) prolong, extend
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [en longitud] [+ cuerda, goma] to stretch; [+ pista de aterrizaje] to lengthen; [+ cuello] to crane; [+ mano] to stretch out; [+ vestido] to lengthen, let down
    2) [en tiempo] [+ visita] to prolong, extend; [+ discurso, espera] to prolong; [+ relato] to spin out

    esto alargó nuestra espera — this prolonged our wait, this forced us to wait longer

    3) [+ cable de escalada] to pay out
    4) (=dar) to hand, pass (a to)
    5) [+ sueldo] to increase, raise
    6) [+ paso] to quicken
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <vestido/pantalón> to let down, lengthen; <manguera/cable> to lengthen, extend; <riendas/soga> to let out; < paso> to lengthen
    b) <cuento/discurso> to drag out; <vacaciones/plazo> to extend
    2)
    a) ( extender) <mano/brazo> to hold out
    b) ( alcanzar)

    alargarle algo a alguiento hand o give o pass something to somebody

    2.
    alargarse v pron
    a) cara/sombra to get longer; días to grow longer; reunión/fiesta to go on
    b) (Méx) bola to go too far
    * * *
    = lengthen, stretch, elongate, stretch out.
    Ex. It is needless to lengthen the list.
    Ex. He glanced casually at the ill-balanced frontages of the buildings ahead that stretched on and on until they melded in an indistinguishable mass of gray at Laurence Street.
    Ex. Jeanne Leforte's neck was elongated at the sound of the words 'statistical methods'.
    Ex. Everyone knows the benefits of stretching out both before and after your workouts.
    ----
    * alargar la mano = reach out.
    * alargar la mano para coger = reach for.
    * alargar la vida = prolong + life, prolong + longevity.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <vestido/pantalón> to let down, lengthen; <manguera/cable> to lengthen, extend; <riendas/soga> to let out; < paso> to lengthen
    b) <cuento/discurso> to drag out; <vacaciones/plazo> to extend
    2)
    a) ( extender) <mano/brazo> to hold out
    b) ( alcanzar)

    alargarle algo a alguiento hand o give o pass something to somebody

    2.
    alargarse v pron
    a) cara/sombra to get longer; días to grow longer; reunión/fiesta to go on
    b) (Méx) bola to go too far
    * * *
    = lengthen, stretch, elongate, stretch out.

    Ex: It is needless to lengthen the list.

    Ex: He glanced casually at the ill-balanced frontages of the buildings ahead that stretched on and on until they melded in an indistinguishable mass of gray at Laurence Street.
    Ex: Jeanne Leforte's neck was elongated at the sound of the words 'statistical methods'.
    Ex: Everyone knows the benefits of stretching out both before and after your workouts.
    * alargar la mano = reach out.
    * alargar la mano para coger = reach for.
    * alargar la vida = prolong + life, prolong + longevity.

    * * *
    alargar [A3 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹vestido/pantalón› to let down, lengthen; ‹manguera/cable› to lengthen, extend
    ese peinado te alarga la cara that hairstyle makes your face look longer
    2 ‹cuento/discurso› to drag out, prolong, spin out ( BrE); ‹vacaciones/plazo› to extend
    el tratamiento puede alargarle la vida the treatment could prolong her life
    3 ‹riendas› to let out; ‹soga› to pay out, let out
    4
    alargar el paso to lengthen one's stride
    B
    1 (extender) ‹mano/brazo› to hold out
    alargó la mano en espera de la propina she held out her hand for a tip
    2 (alcanzar) alargarle algo A algn to hand o give o pass sth TO sb
    alárgale el bastón al abuelo hand o give o pass your grandfather his walking stick
    1 «cara/sombra» to get longer
    2 «días» to grow longer; «reunión/fiesta» to go on, continue
    se alargó más de lo previsto it went on o continued longer than expected
    3 ( Méx) «bola» to go too far
    se alargó por la tercera base it went past third base
    * * *

     

    alargar ( conjugate alargar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a)vestido/pantalón to let down, lengthen;

    manguera/cable to lengthen, extend;
    riendas/soga to let out;
    paso to lengthen
    b)cuento/discurso to drag out;

    vacaciones/plazo to extend;

    2
    a) ( extender) ‹mano/brazo to hold out

    b) ( alcanzar) alargarle algo a algn to hand o give o pass sth to sb

    alargarse verbo pronominal [cara/sombra] to get longer;
    [ días] to grow longer;
    [reunión/fiesta] to go on
    alargar verbo transitivo
    1 (aumentar el tamaño) to lengthen
    2 (extender un miembro) to stretch
    3 (aumentar la duración) to prolong, extend
    ' alargar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    estirar
    - tender
    - prorrogar
    - sacar
    English:
    drag out
    - draw out
    - elongate
    - extend
    - lengthen
    - reach
    - spin out
    - agony
    - draw
    - drop
    - hold
    - let
    - spin
    * * *
    vt
    1. [ropa] to lengthen
    2. [viaje, visita, plazo] to extend;
    [conversación] to spin out;
    el árbitro alargó el primer tiempo cinco minutos the referee added five minutes' stoppage time to the end of the first half
    3. [brazo, mano] to stretch out
    4. [pasar]
    alargar algo a alguien to pass sth (over) to sb;
    alárgame el paraguas, por favor could you pass me (over) the umbrella, please?
    * * *
    v/t
    1 lengthen; prenda let down
    2 en tiempo prolong
    3 mano, brazo stretch out
    * * *
    alargar {52} vt
    1) : to extend, to lengthen
    2) prolongar: to prolong
    * * *
    1. (en general) to extend
    2. (prenda) to lengthen
    3. (duración) to prolong
    4. (brazo, mano) to stretch out
    5. (dar) to pass
    ¿me alargas un plato? can you pass me a plate?

    Spanish-English dictionary > alargar

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