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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 2 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
    Ex. The moment we compromise among ourselves to adopt rules that are incompatible with ideology then I think we are merely providing the necessity before very long to have these changes brought about.
    Ex. Whether this is a short term phenomenon or not, remains to be seen.
    Ex. In the short run, the most likely prospect is for all current systems to continue with electronic formats merely adding to the richness of the human record.
    Ex. The astute leader will establish short- and long- range goals for the institution, develop specific objectives to accomplish those goals, and activities to meet the objectives.
    Ex. Each of the experts is available for telephone consultation at short notice.
    Ex. Controlled vocabulary is the best option in the short term.
    Ex. Findings indicate that the short-run success of methadone programs does not automatically translate into long-run abstinence.
    * * *
    = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run

    Ex: The moment we compromise among ourselves to adopt rules that are incompatible with ideology then I think we are merely providing the necessity before very long to have these changes brought about.

    Ex: Whether this is a short term phenomenon or not, remains to be seen.
    Ex: In the short run, the most likely prospect is for all current systems to continue with electronic formats merely adding to the richness of the human record.
    Ex: The astute leader will establish short- and long- range goals for the institution, develop specific objectives to accomplish those goals, and activities to meet the objectives.
    Ex: Each of the experts is available for telephone consultation at short notice.
    Ex: Controlled vocabulary is the best option in the short term.
    Ex: Findings indicate that the short-run success of methadone programs does not automatically translate into long-run abstinence.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a corto plazo

  • 3 a largo plazo

    (adj.) = 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
    Ex. For a scheme to be successfull in the long term it is vital that there should be an organisational structure to support the scheme.
    Ex. This project ought to develop over the long term from a system designed to support the exchange of entries in micro-print to a fully automated network for the processing of records.
    Ex. In September 1973, the University of Washington initiated implementation of a formal long-range planing process for the total university system.
    Ex. Ostensibly, the maneuver was accomplished to curb patronage abuses and make it easier to dismiss deadwood employees in the long run.
    Ex. The use of agents is necessary but not ideal, because an agent often represents rival concerns, and aims for a quick turnover rather than long-term profitability.
    Ex. Some feel that these sessions can be 'self-defeating over the long run because they are based on a reward-punishment psychology that serves to intensify the pressure on the individual'.
    Ex. But over the long haul you'll just find that your data is easier and cheaper to get at if you use XML.
    Ex. Findings indicate that the short-run success of methadone programs does not automatically translate into long-run abstinence.
    Ex. In the far term novel techniques are being developed to remove carbon dioxide from fuel gas or flue gas from energy conversion systems.
    Ex. These processes can be viewed as near-term and far-term.
    * * *
    (adj.) = 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

    Ex: For a scheme to be successfull in the long term it is vital that there should be an organisational structure to support the scheme.

    Ex: This project ought to develop over the long term from a system designed to support the exchange of entries in micro-print to a fully automated network for the processing of records.
    Ex: In September 1973, the University of Washington initiated implementation of a formal long-range planing process for the total university system.
    Ex: Ostensibly, the maneuver was accomplished to curb patronage abuses and make it easier to dismiss deadwood employees in the long run.
    Ex: The use of agents is necessary but not ideal, because an agent often represents rival concerns, and aims for a quick turnover rather than long-term profitability.
    Ex: Some feel that these sessions can be 'self-defeating over the long run because they are based on a reward-punishment psychology that serves to intensify the pressure on the individual'.
    Ex: But over the long haul you'll just find that your data is easier and cheaper to get at if you use XML.
    Ex: Findings indicate that the short-run success of methadone programs does not automatically translate into long-run abstinence.
    Ex: In the far term novel techniques are being developed to remove carbon dioxide from fuel gas or flue gas from energy conversion systems.
    Ex: These processes can be viewed as near-term and far-term.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a largo plazo

  • 4 conocimiento humano

    Ex. The development of alphabets altered human consciousness and the linearity of written language clouding our minds to the multidimensionality of human thought.
    * * *
    el conocimiento humano
    = human record, the

    Ex: In the short run, the most likely prospect is for all current systems to continue with electronic formats merely adding to the richness of the human record.

    Ex: The development of alphabets altered human consciousness and the linearity of written language clouding our minds to the multidimensionality of human thought.

    Spanish-English dictionary > conocimiento humano

  • 5 conocimiento humano, el

    = human record, the
    Ex. In the short run, the most likely prospect is for all current systems to continue with electronic formats merely adding to the richness of the human record.

    Spanish-English dictionary > conocimiento humano, el

  • 6 corto1

    1 = brief [briefer -comp., briefest -sup.], short [shorter -comp., shortest -sup.], skimpy [skimpier -comp., skimpiest -sup.].
    Ex. Longer titles since each title can occupy only one line will be truncated and only brief source references are included.
    Ex. The 'in' analytic entry consist of two parts: the description of the part, and a short citation of the whole item in which the part is to be found.
    Ex. Wimbledon organisers have imposed a ban on skimpy tennis outfits ahead of this year's tournament.
    ----
    * 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.
    * andar corto de dinero = be strapped for + cash, be strapped for + cash.
    * andar (muy) corto de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) corto de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * arma corta = small arm.
    * camiseta de mangas cortas = T-shirt [tee-shirt].
    * con un plazo de tiempo muy corto = at (a) very short notice.
    * con un plazo de tiempo tan corto = at such short notice.
    * corta distancia de desplazamiento = easy travelling distance.
    * cortas miras = nearsightedness [near-sightedness], myopia.
    * corto de dinero = strapped, cash strapped, financially strapped, short of money.
    * corto de miras = myopic, short-sighted [shortsighted].
    * corto de vista = nearsighted [near-sighted].
    * corto y grueso = stubby [stubbier -comp., stubbiest -sup.].
    * de corta duración = short term [short-term].
    * de mangas cortas = short-sleeved.
    * demasiado corto = all too short.
    * edición de tiradas cortas = short run publishing.
    * en un corto espacio de tiempo = in a short space of time.
    * en un corto período de tiempo = in a short period of time.
    * en un tiempo relativamente corto = in a relatively short time, in a relatively short span of time.
    * hacerse más corto = grow + shorter.
    * más bien corto = shortish.
    * novela corta = novella, novelette.
    * quedarse corto = stop + short of, fall + short, fall + short of.
    * relato corto = short story.
    * siesta corta = power nap, catnap.
    * solución a corto plazo = short-term solution.
    * tirada corta = short run.
    * tirando a corto = shortish.
    * vacación corta = short break.

    Spanish-English dictionary > corto1

  • 7 edición

    f.
    1 edition, release, emission, issue.
    2 editing, revision, correction, edit.
    * * *
    1 (ejemplares) edition
    2 (publicación) publication; (de sellos) issue
    3 INFORMÁTICA editing
    \
    edición anotada annotated text
    edición de bolsillo pocket edition
    edición en rústica paperback edition
    edición pirata pirate edition
    primera edición first edition
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=acto) publication, issue; (=industria) publishing; (Inform) editing

    edición electrónica(=creación) electronic publishing; (=texto) electronic edition

    2) [de libro] edition

    "al cerrar la edición" — (Tip) "stop-press"

    edición económica — cheap edition, popular edition

    edición viva — edition in print, available edition

    3) pl ediciones (=editorial)
    4) (=celebración)
    * * *
    1) (Impr, Period) ( tirada) edition; ( acción) publication
    2) (Rad, TV) program*, edition
    3) (frml) (de certamen, curso)
    * * *
    = edition, issue, publishing, release, issuance.
    Ex. An edition is all those copies of an item either produced from substantially the same type image or embodying essentially the same content and issued by the same entity.
    Ex. An issue is all those copies of an edition forming a distinct group that is distinguished from other copies of the edition by more or less slight but well-defined variations.
    Ex. It embodied programmes in secretarial studies, publishing, office management and graphic design.
    Ex. New releases of existing products should often be considered to be unproven.
    Ex. The date of publication must be inferred from the date of issuance or coverage on a periodical.
    ----
    * 1ª Edición de las Reglas de Catalogación Anglo-Americanas (RCAA1) = AACR1 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 1st Edition).
    * 2ª Edición de las Reglas de Catalogación Anglo-Americanas (RCAA2) = AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 2nd Edition).
    * área de edición = edition area.
    * edición abreviada = abridged edition.
    * edición aldina = Aldine edition.
    * edición ampliada = extended edition.
    * edición barata = paperback, trade paperback.
    * edición bilingüe = parallel-text edition, parallel edition.
    * edición cara = hardback, hardcover.
    * edición científica = scholarly publishing, academic publishing.
    * edición comercial = trade publishing.
    * edición completa = full edition, back run [backrun].
    * edición conjunta = joint issue.
    * edición corregida = corrected edition.
    * edición crítica = critical edition.
    * edición de autor = self-publishing.
    * edición de coleccionista = collector's edition.
    * edición de libros = book publishing.
    * edición de lujo = de luxe edition, luxury edition.
    * edición de obras científicas = scholarly publishing.
    * edición de obras de consumo = consumer publishing.
    * edición de publicaciones a medida = custom publishing, derivative publishing.
    * edición de publicaciones periódicas = serials publishing.
    * edición de revistas electrónicas = electronic journal publishing.
    * edición de tiradas cortas = short run publishing.
    * edición diamante = miniature edition.
    * edición electrónica = electronic publishing (e-publishing).
    * edición en cartoné = hardback, hardcover.
    * edición en cubierta dura = hardback, hardcover.
    * edición en disco compacto = cd edition, compact disc edition.
    * edición en Internet = Web publishing.
    * edición en línea = online editing.
    * edición en microforma = microform edition, microformat edition.
    * edición en papel coloreado = coloured-paper issue.
    * edición en rústica = paperback, paperbound publishing, trade paperback.
    * edición en tapa = hardback, hardbound, hardcover.
    * edición en tapas duras = hardback, hardcover.
    * edición en tela = hardcover edition, hardcover.
    * edición especial = special issue.
    * edición especializada para profesionales = professional publishing.
    * edición facsímil = facsimile reproduction.
    * edición liliputiense = miniature edition.
    * edición limitada = limited edition.
    * edición media = medium edition.
    * edición microscópica = miniature edition.
    * edición miniatura = miniature edition.
    * edición multicolor = rainbow edition.
    * edición óptica = optical publishing.
    * edición original = original edition.
    * edición para bibliotecas = library edition.
    * edición para coleccionistas = collector's edition.
    * edición paralela = parallel-text edition.
    * edición póstuma = posthumous edition.
    * edición preliminar = advance.
    * edición preliminar electrónica = e-print [eprint].
    * edición rara = rare edition.
    * edición revisada = revised edition.
    * edición según la demanda = on-demand publishing.
    * edición web = WWW edition.
    * específico de la edición = edition-specific.
    * específico para cada edición = edition-specific.
    * explosión de la edición, la = publishing explosion, the.
    * fecha de edición = edition date.
    * funciones de edición = editing facilities.
    * industria de la edición = book publishing industry.
    * industria de la edición de libros = book publishing industry.
    * industria de la edición impresa = print industry.
    * industria de la edición, la = publishing industry, the.
    * mención de edición = edition statement, statement of edition.
    * mención de responsabilidad de la edición = imprint.
    * microedición = micropublishing.
    * nota de edición = edition note.
    * nueva edición = new edition.
    * paquete de edición de texto = editing package.
    * pliego de la edición = edition sheet.
    * programa de edición de texto = editor.
    * reedición = republication [re-publication].
    * sector de la edición, el = publishing sector, the.
    * segunda edición = 2nd edition, second edition.
    * * *
    1) (Impr, Period) ( tirada) edition; ( acción) publication
    2) (Rad, TV) program*, edition
    3) (frml) (de certamen, curso)
    * * *
    = edition, issue, publishing, release, issuance.

    Ex: An edition is all those copies of an item either produced from substantially the same type image or embodying essentially the same content and issued by the same entity.

    Ex: An issue is all those copies of an edition forming a distinct group that is distinguished from other copies of the edition by more or less slight but well-defined variations.
    Ex: It embodied programmes in secretarial studies, publishing, office management and graphic design.
    Ex: New releases of existing products should often be considered to be unproven.
    Ex: The date of publication must be inferred from the date of issuance or coverage on a periodical.
    * 1ª Edición de las Reglas de Catalogación Anglo-Americanas (RCAA1) = AACR1 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 1st Edition).
    * 2ª Edición de las Reglas de Catalogación Anglo-Americanas (RCAA2) = AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 2nd Edition).
    * área de edición = edition area.
    * edición abreviada = abridged edition.
    * edición aldina = Aldine edition.
    * edición ampliada = extended edition.
    * edición barata = paperback, trade paperback.
    * edición bilingüe = parallel-text edition, parallel edition.
    * edición cara = hardback, hardcover.
    * edición científica = scholarly publishing, academic publishing.
    * edición comercial = trade publishing.
    * edición completa = full edition, back run [backrun].
    * edición conjunta = joint issue.
    * edición corregida = corrected edition.
    * edición crítica = critical edition.
    * edición de autor = self-publishing.
    * edición de coleccionista = collector's edition.
    * edición de libros = book publishing.
    * edición de lujo = de luxe edition, luxury edition.
    * edición de obras científicas = scholarly publishing.
    * edición de obras de consumo = consumer publishing.
    * edición de publicaciones a medida = custom publishing, derivative publishing.
    * edición de publicaciones periódicas = serials publishing.
    * edición de revistas electrónicas = electronic journal publishing.
    * edición de tiradas cortas = short run publishing.
    * edición diamante = miniature edition.
    * edición electrónica = electronic publishing (e-publishing).
    * edición en cartoné = hardback, hardcover.
    * edición en cubierta dura = hardback, hardcover.
    * edición en disco compacto = cd edition, compact disc edition.
    * edición en Internet = Web publishing.
    * edición en línea = online editing.
    * edición en microforma = microform edition, microformat edition.
    * edición en papel coloreado = coloured-paper issue.
    * edición en rústica = paperback, paperbound publishing, trade paperback.
    * edición en tapa = hardback, hardbound, hardcover.
    * edición en tapas duras = hardback, hardcover.
    * edición en tela = hardcover edition, hardcover.
    * edición especial = special issue.
    * edición especializada para profesionales = professional publishing.
    * edición facsímil = facsimile reproduction.
    * edición liliputiense = miniature edition.
    * edición limitada = limited edition.
    * edición media = medium edition.
    * edición microscópica = miniature edition.
    * edición miniatura = miniature edition.
    * edición multicolor = rainbow edition.
    * edición óptica = optical publishing.
    * edición original = original edition.
    * edición para bibliotecas = library edition.
    * edición para coleccionistas = collector's edition.
    * edición paralela = parallel-text edition.
    * edición póstuma = posthumous edition.
    * edición preliminar = advance.
    * edición preliminar electrónica = e-print [eprint].
    * edición rara = rare edition.
    * edición revisada = revised edition.
    * edición según la demanda = on-demand publishing.
    * edición web = WWW edition.
    * específico de la edición = edition-specific.
    * específico para cada edición = edition-specific.
    * explosión de la edición, la = publishing explosion, the.
    * fecha de edición = edition date.
    * funciones de edición = editing facilities.
    * industria de la edición = book publishing industry.
    * industria de la edición de libros = book publishing industry.
    * industria de la edición impresa = print industry.
    * industria de la edición, la = publishing industry, the.
    * mención de edición = edition statement, statement of edition.
    * mención de responsabilidad de la edición = imprint.
    * microedición = micropublishing.
    * nota de edición = edition note.
    * nueva edición = new edition.
    * paquete de edición de texto = editing package.
    * pliego de la edición = edition sheet.
    * programa de edición de texto = editor.
    * reedición = republication [re-publication].
    * sector de la edición, el = publishing sector, the.
    * segunda edición = 2nd edition, second edition.

    * * *
    A ( Impr, Period) (tirada) edition; (acción) publication
    acaba de salir una nueva edición a new edition has just been published
    preparó la edición de las obras completas de Anadón she edited Anadón's complete works
    Ediciones Rivera Rivera Publications
    al cerrar la edición nos llegó la noticia del incendio the news of the fire arrived as we were going to press
    Compuestos:
    annotated edition
    pocket edition
    desktop publishing
    print edition
    limited edition
    limited edition
    first edition
    B ( Rad, TV) program*, edition
    C ( frml)
    (de un certamen, curso): la presente edición del festival de San Sebastián this year's San Sebastián festival
    la cuarta edición del Trofeo Carranza the fourth Carranza Trophy
    la tercera edición de estos cursos de formación the third series o round of these training courses
    * * *

    edición sustantivo femenino
    1 (Impr, Period) ( tirada) edition;
    ( acción) publication;

    Ediciones Rivera Rivera Publications
    2 (Rad, TV) program( conjugate program), edition
    edición sustantivo femenino
    1 (de un libro, cartel) publication: es una nueva edición de su primera novela, it's a new edition of her first novel
    (de sellos) issue
    2 (ejemplares) edition
    edición agotada, edition sold out
    una edición de mil ejemplares, a run of one thousand copies
    3 (de un torneo, festival, etc) participará en la próxima edición de los Juegos Olímpicos, she will compete in the next Olympic Games
    ' edición' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ed.
    - editor
    - editora
    - escolio
    - extraordinaria
    - extraordinario
    - facsímil
    - ir
    - impresión
    - secuestrar
    - secuestro
    - tapa
    - agotado
    - agotar
    - extra
    - limitado
    - moderno
    - revisar
    - rústica
    English:
    bowdlerize
    - edition
    - extra
    - hardback
    - impression
    - paperback
    - printing
    - special
    - abridge
    - desktop
    - revision
    * * *
    1. [acción de publicar] publication;
    Ediciones Herrero Herrero Publications;
    edición (a cargo) de Jorge Urrutia [en libro] edited by Jorge Urrutia
    la edición electrónica electronic publishing
    2. [ejemplares publicados] edition;
    una edición de dos mil ejemplares an edition of two thousand copies;
    nueva edición revisada y ampliada new edition revised and enlarged
    edición abreviada abridged edition;
    edición anotada annotated edition;
    edición de bolsillo pocket edition;
    edición crítica critical edition;
    edición electrónica electronic edition;
    edición extraordinaria special edition;
    edición facsímil facsimile edition;
    edición limitada limited edition;
    edición de lujo deluxe edition;
    edición pirata pirate edition;
    edición príncipe first edition
    3. Informát editing
    4. [de programa]
    la primera/segunda edición del telediario ≈ the first/second news bulletin
    5. [celebración periódica]
    la edición de los Oscars/del Mundial de 2002 the 2002 Oscars/World Cup;
    los cursos de verano cumplen su vigésima edición the summer courses are now in their twentieth year
    * * *
    f edition
    * * *
    edición nf, pl - ciones
    1) : edition
    2) : publication, publishing
    * * *
    1. (en general) edition
    2. (publicación) publication
    3. (concurso, festival, etc)

    Spanish-English dictionary > edición

  • 8 edición de tiradas cortas

    Ex. The contribution desktop publishing and the laser printer can make to short run publishing is contrasted with the high cost of image setting from PostScript files in a highly competitive typesetting market.
    * * *

    Ex: The contribution desktop publishing and the laser printer can make to short run publishing is contrasted with the high cost of image setting from PostScript files in a highly competitive typesetting market.

    Spanish-English dictionary > edición de tiradas cortas

  • 9 metadona

    f.
    methadone.
    * * *
    1 methadone
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino methadone
    * * *
    Ex. Findings indicate that the short-run success of methadone programs does not automatically translate into long-run abstinence.
    * * *
    femenino methadone
    * * *

    Ex: Findings indicate that the short-run success of methadone programs does not automatically translate into long-run abstinence.

    * * *
    methadone
    * * *

    metadona f Quím methadone
    * * *
    methadone
    * * *
    f methadone

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  • 10 plazo

    m.
    1 period (of time).
    en el plazo de un mes within a month
    mañana termina el plazo de inscripción the deadline for registration is tomorrow
    tenemos de plazo hasta el domingo we have until Sunday
    a corto/medio/largo plazo in the short/medium/long term
    una solución a corto/largo plazo a short-/long-term solution
    en breve plazo within a short time
    2 installment.
    pagar a plazos to pay in installments
    plazo mensual monthly installment
    * * *
    2 (de compra) instalment, US installment
    \
    comprar algo a plazos to buy something on hire purchase, US buy something on an installment plan
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) term, period
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=período) period

    ¿cuándo vence el plazo? — when is the deadline?

    a plazo — (Com) on credit

    a plazo fijo — (Com) fixed-term

    a corto plazo — [adj] short-term; [adv] in the short term

    a largo plazo — [adj] long-term; [adv] in the long term

    a medio plazo — [adj] medium-term; [adv] in the medium term

    plazo de entrega — delivery time, delivery date

    plazo de prescripción — (Jur) time limit

    2) (=pago) instalment, installment (EEUU), payment
    * * *
    1) ( de tiempo) period

    cuenta/depósito a plazo fijo — (Fin) fixed term account/deposit

    comprar a plazo fijo — (Fin) to buy forward

    un objetivo a corto/largo/medio or (CS) mediano plazo — a short-term/long-term/medium-term objective

    2) (mensualidad, cuota) installment*
    * * *
    = instalment [installment, -USA], schedule, time frame [timeframe], deadline, term, dateline, period, time limit, timeline [time line].
    Ex. A fascicle is one of the temporary divisions of a work that, for convenience in printing or publication, is issued in small instalments, usually incomplete in themselves.
    Ex. The head librarian had set up a timetable of activities for her in advance and topics and schedules for the courses she would teach at the library school.
    Ex. This not only gives the decision maker an idea of the time frame involved but also aids in identifying potential weaknesses.
    Ex. The deadline for these second phase reports is, I believe, October 30, 1975.
    Ex. The board consists of seven members elected by popular ballot for three-year terms.
    Ex. All we have left of the millenarian dateline is the countdown to it.
    Ex. Library use declines during the June-October period when examinations have finished and the students are on vacation.
    Ex. The time involved in all searches was carefully measured; in test 1 the time limit was set at 10 minutes, while for searchers in test 2 the time limit was extended to 15 minutes.
    Ex. This article describes a city-wide communications network, looks behind the scenes at how it was developed, and summarises what was learned from creating the system on a tight timeline.
    ----
    * 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 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 más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * cierre de plazo = deadline, dateline.
    * compra a plazos apartando el producto = layaway, lay-by.
    * con un plazo de tiempo muy = at (a) very short notice.
    * con un plazo de tiempo tan corto = at such short notice.
    * cumplir (con) un plazo = meet + deadline, comply with + deadline.
    * de plazo vencido = lapsed, overdue.
    * en el futuro a largo plazo = in the long-term future.
    * final del plazo = closing date, deadline, dateline.
    * fuera de plazo = late.
    * futuro a largo plazo = long-term future.
    * imposición a plazo fijo = certificate of deposit.
    * incentivo laboral a largo plazo = golden handcuffs.
    * no cumplir con el plazo de publicación = miss + publication deadline.
    * plan a largo plazo = long-term plan.
    * plazo de ejecución = time scale [timescale], time scale [timescale].
    * plazo de presentación = call for projects, call for papers.
    * plazo de presentación de proyectos = call for proposals.
    * plazo de respuesta = turnaround time, turnabout time.
    * plazo de tiempo = timeline [time line].
    * plazo legal = statutory term.
    * plazos = time scale [timescale], time schedule.
    * plazos de amortización = repayment schedules.
    * política a largo plazo = long term policy, long term policy.
    * préstamo de plazo intermedio = intermediate-term loan.
    * solución a corto plazo = short-term solution.
    * solución a largo plazo = long-term solution.
    * tarifa por inscripción fuera de plazo = late registration fee.
    * tener el plazo cumplido = be due.
    * tener el plazo vencido = be overdue.
    * trabajar con plazos de entrega estrictos = work to + deadlines.
    * * *
    1) ( de tiempo) period

    cuenta/depósito a plazo fijo — (Fin) fixed term account/deposit

    comprar a plazo fijo — (Fin) to buy forward

    un objetivo a corto/largo/medio or (CS) mediano plazo — a short-term/long-term/medium-term objective

    2) (mensualidad, cuota) installment*
    * * *
    = instalment [installment, -USA], schedule, time frame [timeframe], deadline, term, dateline, period, time limit, timeline [time line].

    Ex: A fascicle is one of the temporary divisions of a work that, for convenience in printing or publication, is issued in small instalments, usually incomplete in themselves.

    Ex: The head librarian had set up a timetable of activities for her in advance and topics and schedules for the courses she would teach at the library school.
    Ex: This not only gives the decision maker an idea of the time frame involved but also aids in identifying potential weaknesses.
    Ex: The deadline for these second phase reports is, I believe, October 30, 1975.
    Ex: The board consists of seven members elected by popular ballot for three-year terms.
    Ex: All we have left of the millenarian dateline is the countdown to it.
    Ex: Library use declines during the June-October period when examinations have finished and the students are on vacation.
    Ex: The time involved in all searches was carefully measured; in test 1 the time limit was set at 10 minutes, while for searchers in test 2 the time limit was extended to 15 minutes.
    Ex: This article describes a city-wide communications network, looks behind the scenes at how it was developed, and summarises what was learned from creating the system on a tight timeline.
    * 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 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 más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * cierre de plazo = deadline, dateline.
    * compra a plazos apartando el producto = layaway, lay-by.
    * con un plazo de tiempo muy = at (a) very short notice.
    * con un plazo de tiempo tan corto = at such short notice.
    * cumplir (con) un plazo = meet + deadline, comply with + deadline.
    * de plazo vencido = lapsed, overdue.
    * en el futuro a largo plazo = in the long-term future.
    * final del plazo = closing date, deadline, dateline.
    * fuera de plazo = late.
    * futuro a largo plazo = long-term future.
    * imposición a plazo fijo = certificate of deposit.
    * incentivo laboral a largo plazo = golden handcuffs.
    * no cumplir con el plazo de publicación = miss + publication deadline.
    * plan a largo plazo = long-term plan.
    * plazo de ejecución = time scale [timescale], time scale [timescale].
    * plazo de presentación = call for projects, call for papers.
    * plazo de presentación de proyectos = call for proposals.
    * plazo de respuesta = turnaround time, turnabout time.
    * plazo de tiempo = timeline [time line].
    * plazo legal = statutory term.
    * plazos = time scale [timescale], time schedule.
    * plazos de amortización = repayment schedules.
    * política a largo plazo = long term policy, long term policy.
    * préstamo de plazo intermedio = intermediate-term loan.
    * solución a corto plazo = short-term solution.
    * solución a largo plazo = long-term solution.
    * tarifa por inscripción fuera de plazo = late registration fee.
    * tener el plazo cumplido = be due.
    * tener el plazo vencido = be overdue.
    * trabajar con plazos de entrega estrictos = work to + deadlines.

    * * *
    A (de tiempo) period
    hay un plazo de diez días para reclamar there is a ten-day period in which to register complaints
    el plazo de inscripción se cierra el próximo lunes registration closes next Monday, the deadline for registration is next Monday
    tenemos un mes de plazo para pagar we have one month (in which) to pay
    nos han dado de plazo hasta el día 10 they've given us the 10th as a deadline, they've given us until the 10th to pay ( o to finish etc)
    el plazo de admisión finaliza el 20 de octubre the closing date for entries is the 20th of October
    dentro del plazo estipulado within the stipulated period
    cuenta/depósito a plazo fijo ( Fin) fixed term account/deposit
    comprar a plazo fijo ( Fin) to buy forward
    un objetivo a corto/largo/medio or ( RPl) mediano plazo a short-term/long-term/medium-term objective
    Compuestos:
    immovable deadline
    fixed deadline
    B (mensualidad, cuota) installment*
    pagar a plazos to pay in installments
    lo compré a plazos I bought it on installments o ( BrE) on hire purchase
    le quedan por pagar tres plazos del coche he still has three payments to make on the car
    * * *

     

    plazo sustantivo masculino
    1 ( de tiempo) period;

    el plazo vence el próximo lunes (para proyecto, trabajo) the deadline is next Monday;

    ( para entrega de solicitudes) next Monday is the closing date;

    un objetivo a corto/largo plazo a short-term/long-term objective
    2 (mensualidad, cuota) installment( conjugate installment);

    comprar a plazos to buy on installments
    plazo sustantivo masculino
    1 (de tiempo) term: el plazo termina mañana, tomorrow is the deadline
    estamos fuera de plazo, we're past the deadline
    2 (cuota) instalment, US installment
    comprar a plazos, to buy on hire purchase
    US to buy on an installment plan
    ' plazo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ampliar
    - ampliación
    - cumplir
    - cumplida
    - cumplido
    - cumplirse
    - dentro
    - destiempo
    - fuera
    - imposición
    - inscripción
    - prórroga
    - término
    - transcurso
    - vencer
    - vencida
    - vencido
    - vencimiento
    - abreviar
    - alargar
    - caducar
    - concluir
    - contado
    - cuota
    - entrega
    - extender
    - extensión
    - larga
    - medio
    - pactar
    - para
    - prolongar
    English:
    allow
    - amortize
    - deadline
    - delivery
    - expire
    - forward
    - hard-pressed
    - installment
    - instalment
    - long-range
    - long-term
    - manuscript
    - medium-term
    - payment
    - short
    - short-term
    - term
    - time limit
    - dead
    - fixed
    - long
    - medium
    - notice
    - over
    - period
    - repayment
    - time
    * * *
    plazo nm
    1. [de tiempo] period (of time);
    en el plazo de un mes within a month;
    mañana termina el plazo de inscripción the deadline for registration is tomorrow;
    tenemos de plazo hasta el domingo we have until Sunday;
    hay un plazo de dos semanas para inscribirse there is a period of two weeks for registration;
    el plazo previsto the target date;
    a corto/medio o RP [m5]mediano/largo plazo in the short/medium/long term;
    una solución a corto/largo plazo a short-/long-term solution;
    en breve plazo within a short time;
    invertir dinero a plazo fijo to invest money for a fixed term
    Com plazo de entrega delivery time
    2. [de dinero] instalment;
    comprar a plazos to buy on Br hire purchase o US an installment plan;
    pagar a plazos to pay in instalments
    plazo mensual monthly instalment o repayment
    * * *
    f
    1 de tiempo period;
    a corto/largo plazo in the short/long term;
    en el plazo de tres meses within three months
    2 ( pago) installment, Br
    instalment;
    a plazos in installments;
    meter su dinero a plazo fijo put one’s money on fixed-term deposit
    * * *
    plazo nm
    1) : period, term
    un plazo de cinco días: a period of five days
    a largo plazo: long-term
    2) abono: installment
    pagar a plazos: to pay in installments
    * * *
    2. (pago) instalment
    si me compro un coche, lo pagaré a plazos if I buy a car, I'll pay for it in instalments

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  • 11 tirada

    f.
    1 throw (lanzamiento).
    3 series.
    4 press run, edition, circulation, number of papers printed.
    5 tug, pull, haul.
    6 aim.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: tirar.
    * * *
    1 (acción) throw
    2 (impresión) print run
    3 (distancia) stretch
    4 (serie) series, long series
    \
    de una tirada / en una tirada in one go
    tirada reducida limited edition
    * * *
    noun f.
    2) edition, issue
    * * *
    SF
    1) [de dados, dardos] throw
    2) (=distancia) distance
    3) (Tip) (=acto) printing; (=ejemplares impresos) print run; (=ejemplares vendidos) circulation

    han hecho una tirada de 5.000 ejemplares — they have done a print run of 5,000 copies

    la revista tiene una tirada semanal de 200.000 ejemplares — the magazine has a weekly circulation of 200,000 copies

    4) (=retahíla) string
    5) (Cos) length
    6) LAm (=discurso) boring speech
    7) Cono Sur (=indirecta) hint
    8) Caribe (=mala pasada) dirty trick
    * * *
    1) (Jueg) ( en juegos de mesa) throw

    de una tirada — (fam) in one go

    2) (Impr) print run

    un periódico con una tirada de 300.000 ejemplares diarios — a newspaper with a daily circulation of 300,000 copies

    3) (fam) ( distancia) distance
    4) (Méx fam) ( propósito) aim, plan
    * * *
    = print run [print-run], run, size of edition.
    Ex. They publish fourteen hardback novels a month, ten of which go on to paperback editions with very large print runs.
    Ex. A special issue is one which is not expected in the normal run of the periodical.
    Ex. The number of copies of an edition which have come off the press at any one time is known as the size of the edition.
    ----
    * edición de tiradas cortas = short run publishing.
    * exceso de tirada = overrun [over-run].
    * nueva tirada = rerun.
    * tirada aparte = offprint [off-print].
    * tirada corta = short run.
    * tirada numerosa = long run.
    * tirada preliminar = preprint [pre-print].
    * * *
    1) (Jueg) ( en juegos de mesa) throw

    de una tirada — (fam) in one go

    2) (Impr) print run

    un periódico con una tirada de 300.000 ejemplares diarios — a newspaper with a daily circulation of 300,000 copies

    3) (fam) ( distancia) distance
    4) (Méx fam) ( propósito) aim, plan
    * * *
    = print run [print-run], run, size of edition.

    Ex: They publish fourteen hardback novels a month, ten of which go on to paperback editions with very large print runs.

    Ex: A special issue is one which is not expected in the normal run of the periodical.
    Ex: The number of copies of an edition which have come off the press at any one time is known as the size of the edition.
    * edición de tiradas cortas = short run publishing.
    * exceso de tirada = overrun [over-run].
    * nueva tirada = rerun.
    * tirada aparte = offprint [off-print].
    * tirada corta = short run.
    * tirada numerosa = long run.
    * tirada preliminar = preprint [pre-print].

    * * *
    si caes ahí, en la siguiente tirada no juegas if you land there, you miss your next throw o you miss a go
    tiró todos los bolos a la primera tirada she knocked all the pins down with her first ball
    de or en una tirada ( fam): me leí el libro de or en una tirada I read the whole book in one go o at a sitting
    hicimos el viaje de or en una tirada we did the journey in one go o without stopping
    B ( Impr) print run
    un periódico con una tirada de 300.000 ejemplares diarios a newspaper with a daily circulation of 300,000 copies
    Compuesto:
    limited edition
    C ( fam)
    (distancia larga): de aquí a Medina hay una buena tirada it's a fair distance o way o ( colloq) stretch from here to Medina
    todavía falta una tirada para llegar we still have quite a distance o way to go
    D ( Méx fam) (propósito) aim, plan
    * * *

    tirada sustantivo femenino
    1 (Jueg) ( en juegos de mesa) throw
    2 (Impr) print run;
    un periódico con una tirada de 300.000 ejemplares diarios a newspaper with a daily circulation of 300,000 copies

    tirado,-a adj fam
    1 (muy barato) dirt cheap
    2 (muy sencillo) very easy, dead easy
    tirada sustantivo femenino
    1 (en el juego) throw
    2 (de un libro, un periódico) print run
    ♦ Locuciones: haber una buena tirada: (distancia grande) de mi casa al trabajo hay una buena tirada, there's a fair stretch between my house and my place of work
    de una tirada, in one go
    ' tirada' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cerveza
    - edición
    - tiraje
    English:
    circulation
    - haul
    - offprint
    - paper
    - printing
    - readership
    - run
    - throw
    - give
    - print
    - rickshaw
    - shot
    * * *
    tirada nf
    1. [lanzamiento] throw;
    estuvo dos tiradas sin jugar she missed two goes;
    de o [m5] en una tirada in one go
    2. Imprenta [número de ejemplares] print run;
    este diario tiene una tirada de 100.000 ejemplares this paper has a circulation of 100,000
    3. Imprenta [reimpresión] reprint
    4. Fam [distancia]
    hay una buena tirada hasta allí it's a fair way away
    5. Méx Fam [objetivo] target, goal
    * * *
    f
    1 TIP print run
    2
    :
    de una tirada in one shot
    aim;
    no sé cuál es su tirada I don’t know what he is up to
    * * *
    tirada nf
    1) : throw
    2) : distance, stretch
    3) impresión: printing, issue
    * * *
    1. (jugada) throw

    Spanish-English dictionary > tirada

  • 12 tirada corta

    (n.) = short run
    Ex. Until the middle of the nineteenth century even the larger machine printers kept numbers of iron hand-presses for working short runs.
    * * *
    (n.) = short run

    Ex: Until the middle of the nineteenth century even the larger machine printers kept numbers of iron hand-presses for working short runs.

    Spanish-English dictionary > tirada corta

  • 13 apocarse

    pron.v.
    to be frightened.
    * * *
    1 (intimidarse) to be intimidated
    * * *
    VPR (=intimidarse) to shy away; (=rebajarse) to sell o.s. short, run o.s. down
    * * *
    verbo pronominal

    no se apoca ante or por nada — nothing intimidates o daunts him

    * * *
    verbo pronominal

    no se apoca ante or por nada — nothing intimidates o daunts him

    * * *

    apocarse ( conjugate apocarse) verbo pronominal:

    no se apoca ante or por nada nothing intimidates o daunts him

    ' apocarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    achicarse
    * * *
    vpr
    [intimidarse] to be frightened o scared; [humillarse] to humble oneself
    * * *
    v/r be intimidated, be daunted
    * * *
    apocarse {72} vr
    1) : to shy away, to be intimidated
    2) : to humble oneself, to sell oneself short

    Spanish-English dictionary > apocarse

  • 14 corto

    adj.
    1 short, small-sized.
    2 slow-witted.
    3 short, shy.
    4 short, brief, laconic, succinct.
    5 brief, short.
    6 short, non-talkative, reserved, unexpressive.
    7 short, scant, wanting.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: cortar.
    * * *
    1 (extensión) short
    2 (duración) short, brief
    3 (escaso) scant, meagre (US meager)
    4 figurado (tonto) thick, dim
    5 figurado (tímido) shy, timid
    1 short film, short
    \
    a la corta o a la larga figurado sooner or later, in the long run
    corto,-a de alcances familiar thick, dim
    corto,-a de medios of scant means
    corto,-a de miras familiar narrow-minded
    corto,-a de vista short-sighted
    ni corto,-a ni perezoso,-a familiar without thinking twice
    quedarse corto,-a (ropa) to become too short
    te quedaste corto con los bocadillos you didn't make enough sandwiches 3 (un tiro) to fall short 4 (no decir todo) to hold something back, not say enough
    ————————
    1 short film, short
    * * *
    (f. - corta)
    adj.
    2) shy, timid
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) [longitud, distancia] short
    pantalón 1)
    2) [periodo, visita, reunión] short, brief
    plazo 1)
    3) (=escaso) [ración] small

    corto de algo, un café con leche, pero corto de café — a coffee with plenty of milk, a milky coffee

    ando o voy corto de dinero — I'm short of money

    ando o voy muy corto de tiempo — I'm short of time, I'm pressed o pushed for time

    corto de vista — shortsighted, nearsighted (EEUU)

    quedarse corto, costará unos tres millones, y seguro que me quedo corto — it will cost three million, and I'm probably underestimating

    le dijo lo que pensaba de él, pero se quedó corto — she told him what she thought of him, but it still wasn't enough

    4) (=tímido) shy
    5) (=torpe) dim *, thick *
    - es más corto que las mangas de un chaleco
    2. SM
    1) (Cine) short, short film, short movie (EEUU)
    2) [de cerveza, vino] small glass; [de café] black coffee
    3.
    SF
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) ( en longitud) <calle/río> short

    iba vestida de corto — she was wearing a short dress/skirt

    en corto< pase> (Dep) short

    b) ( en duración) <película/curso/viaje> short; <visita/conversación> short, brief
    2) (escaso, insuficiente)

    corto de algo: ando corto de dinero I'm a bit short of money; corto de vista near-sighted, shortsighted (BrE); ando muy corto de tiempo I'm really pressed for time; un café con leche corto de café a milky coffee; quedarse corto: costará más de un millón y seguro que me quedo corto it must cost at least a million, in fact it could well be more; lo llamé de todo y aun así me quedé corto I called him all the names under the sun and I could have said more; nos quedamos cortos con el pan — we didn't buy enough bread

    3) < persona>
    a) (fam) ( tímido) shy
    b) (fam) ( poco inteligente) stupid

    corto de entendederas or alcances — dim, dense (colloq)

    II
    1) (Cin)
    a) ( cortometraje) short (movie o film)
    b) cortos masculino plural (Col, Méx, Ven) ( de película) trailer
    2) (de cerveza, vino) (Esp) small glass; ( de whisky etc) (Chi) shot
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) ( en longitud) <calle/río> short

    iba vestida de corto — she was wearing a short dress/skirt

    en corto< pase> (Dep) short

    b) ( en duración) <película/curso/viaje> short; <visita/conversación> short, brief
    2) (escaso, insuficiente)

    corto de algo: ando corto de dinero I'm a bit short of money; corto de vista near-sighted, shortsighted (BrE); ando muy corto de tiempo I'm really pressed for time; un café con leche corto de café a milky coffee; quedarse corto: costará más de un millón y seguro que me quedo corto it must cost at least a million, in fact it could well be more; lo llamé de todo y aun así me quedé corto I called him all the names under the sun and I could have said more; nos quedamos cortos con el pan — we didn't buy enough bread

    3) < persona>
    a) (fam) ( tímido) shy
    b) (fam) ( poco inteligente) stupid

    corto de entendederas or alcances — dim, dense (colloq)

    II
    1) (Cin)
    a) ( cortometraje) short (movie o film)
    b) cortos masculino plural (Col, Méx, Ven) ( de película) trailer
    2) (de cerveza, vino) (Esp) small glass; ( de whisky etc) (Chi) shot
    * * *
    corto1
    1 = brief [briefer -comp., briefest -sup.], short [shorter -comp., shortest -sup.], skimpy [skimpier -comp., skimpiest -sup.].

    Ex: Longer titles since each title can occupy only one line will be truncated and only brief source references are included.

    Ex: The 'in' analytic entry consist of two parts: the description of the part, and a short citation of the whole item in which the part is to be found.
    Ex: Wimbledon organisers have imposed a ban on skimpy tennis outfits ahead of this year's tournament.
    * 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.
    * andar corto de dinero = be strapped for + cash, be strapped for + cash.
    * andar (muy) corto de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) corto de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * arma corta = small arm.
    * camiseta de mangas cortas = T-shirt [tee-shirt].
    * con un plazo de tiempo muy corto = at (a) very short notice.
    * con un plazo de tiempo tan corto = at such short notice.
    * corta distancia de desplazamiento = easy travelling distance.
    * cortas miras = nearsightedness [near-sightedness], myopia.
    * corto de dinero = strapped, cash strapped, financially strapped, short of money.
    * corto de miras = myopic, short-sighted [shortsighted].
    * corto de vista = nearsighted [near-sighted].
    * corto y grueso = stubby [stubbier -comp., stubbiest -sup.].
    * de corta duración = short term [short-term].
    * de mangas cortas = short-sleeved.
    * demasiado corto = all too short.
    * edición de tiradas cortas = short run publishing.
    * en un corto espacio de tiempo = in a short space of time.
    * en un corto período de tiempo = in a short period of time.
    * en un tiempo relativamente corto = in a relatively short time, in a relatively short span of time.
    * hacerse más corto = grow + shorter.
    * más bien corto = shortish.
    * novela corta = novella, novelette.
    * quedarse corto = stop + short of, fall + short, fall + short of.
    * relato corto = short story.
    * siesta corta = power nap, catnap.
    * solución a corto plazo = short-term solution.
    * tirada corta = short run.
    * tirando a corto = shortish.
    * vacación corta = short break.

    corto2
    2 = dim-witted [dimwitted].

    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.

    * corto de luces = dim [dimmer -comp., dimmest -sup.], dim-witted [dimwitted].
    * más corto que las mangas de un chaleco = as thick as two (short) planks, as shy as shy can be, as thick as a brick, as daft as a brush, knucklehead.

    corto3

    Ex: With an eclectic mix of high-end quality short films and a devoted audience it is little wonder the event has sold out ever year for the past six years.

    * festival de cine corto = short film festival.
    * festival de cortos = short film festival.

    * * *
    corto1 -ta
    A
    1 (en longitud) ‹calle/río› short
    el camino más corto the shortest route
    el niño dio unos pasos cortitos the baby took a few short steps
    me voy a cortar el pelo bien corto I'm going to have my hair cut really short
    un jersey de manga corta a short-sleeved pullover
    el vestido (se) le ha quedado corto the dress has got(ten) too short for her, she's got(ten) too big for the dress
    fue a la fiesta vestida de corto she went to the party wearing a short dress/skirt
    en corto ( Dep) short
    recibe un pase en corto de Chano he receives a short pass from Chano
    tener a algn corto to keep sb on a tight rein
    2 (en duración) ‹película/curso› short; ‹visita/conversación› short, brief; ‹viaje› short
    los días se están haciendo más cortos the days are getting shorter
    esta semana se me ha hecho muy corta this week has gone very quickly o has flown (by) for me
    a la corta o a la larga sooner or later
    B
    (escaso, insuficiente): tiene hijos de corta edad she has very young children
    una ración muy corta a very small portion
    corto DE algo:
    un café con leche corto de café a weak white coffee, a milky coffee
    para mí, un gin-tonic cortito de ginebra I'll have a gin and tonic, but not too much gin
    ando corto de dinero I'm a bit short of money
    es muy corto de ambiciones he lacks ambition
    corto de vista near-sighted, shortsighted ( BrE)
    ando muy corto de tiempo I'm really pressed o ( BrE) pushed for time, I'm very short of time
    quedarse corto: deben haber gastado más de un millón y seguro que me quedo corto they must have spent at least a million, in fact it could well have been more
    lo llamé de todo y aun así me quedé corto I called him all the names under the sun and I still felt I hadn't said enough o and I still didn't feel I'd said enough
    nos quedamos cortos con el pan we didn't buy enough bread
    el pase se quedó corto the pass fell short
    C ‹persona›
    1 ( fam) (tímido) shy
    ni corto ni perezoso as bold as you like, as bold as brass
    ni corto ni perezoso le dijo lo que pensaba he told him outright o in no uncertain terms what he thought
    corto de entendederas or alcances dim, dense ( colloq), thick ( BrE colloq)
    A ( Cin)
    1 (cortometraje) short, short movie o film
    2 cortos mpl (Col, Ven) (de una película) trailer
    B
    1 ( Esp) (de cerveza, vino) small glass
    3 ( Esp) (de café) weak black coffee
    C ( Elec) short circuit, short ( colloq)
    * * *

     

    Del verbo cortar: ( conjugate cortar)

    corto es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    cortó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    cortar    
    corto
    cortar ( conjugate cortar) verbo transitivo
    1 ( dividir) ‹cuerda/pastel to cut, chop;
    asado to carve;
    leña/madera to chop;
    baraja to cut;
    corto algo por la mitad to cut sth in half o in two;

    corto algo en rodajas/en cuadritos to slice/dice sth;
    corto algo en trozos to cut sth into pieces
    2 (quitar, separar) ‹rama/punta/pierna to cut off;
    árbol to cut down, chop down;
    flores› (CS) to pick;

    3 ( hacer más corto) ‹pelo/uñas to cut;
    césped/pasto to mow;
    seto to cut;
    rosal to cut back;
    texto to cut down
    4 ( en costura) ‹falda/vestido to cut out
    5 ( interrumpir)
    a)agua/gas/luz/teléfono to cut off;

    película/programa to interrupt
    b) calle› [policía/obreros] to close, block off;

    [ manifestantes] to block;

    6 (censurar, editar) ‹ película to cut;
    escena/diálogo to cut (out)
    7 [ frío]:
    el frío me cortó los labios my lips were chapped o cracked from the cold weather

    verbo intransitivo
    1 [cuchillo/tijeras] to cut
    2
    a) (Cin):

    ¡corten! cut!




    cortarse verbo pronominal
    1 ( interrumpirse) [proyección/película] to stop;
    [llamada/gas] to get cut off;

    se me cortó la respiración I could hardly breathe
    2

    brazo/cara to cut;

    b) ( refl) ‹uñas/pelo to cut;


    c) ( caus) ‹ peloto have … cut;


    d) [piel/labios] to crack, become chapped

    3 ( cruzarse) [líneas/calles] to cross
    4 [ leche] to curdle;
    [mayonesa/salsa] to separate
    5 (Chi, Esp) [ persona] (turbarse, aturdirse) to get embarrassed
    corto 1
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    1
    a) ( en longitud) ‹calle/río short;


    el vestido le quedó corto the dress is too short for her now;
    iba vestida de corto she was wearing a short dress/skirt
    b) ( en duración) ‹película/curso/viaje short;

    visita/conversación short, brief;

    2 (escaso, insuficiente):

    corto de vista near-sighted, shortsighted (BrE);
    andar corto de tiempo to be pressed for time
    3 (fam) ( poco inteligente) stupid;
    corto de entendederas or alcances dim, dense (colloq)
    corto 2 sustantivo masculino (Cin)
    a) ( cortometraje) short (movie o film)

    b)

    cortos sustantivo masculino plural (Col, Méx, Ven) ( de película) trailer

    cortar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 to cut
    (un árbol) to cut down
    (el césped) to mow
    2 (amputar) to cut off
    3 (la luz, el teléfono) to cut off
    4 (impedir el paso) to block
    5 (eliminar, censurar) to cut out
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (partir) to cut
    2 (atajar) to cut across, to take a short cut
    3 familiar (interrumpir una relación) to split up: cortó con su novia, he split up with his girlfriend
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar cortar por lo sano, to put an end to
    corto,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (distancia, tiempo) short
    2 fam (de poca inteligencia) corto,-a (de luces), dim-witted
    3 (escaso) short: el guiso está corto de sal, the stew is short of salt
    corto,-a de vista, short-sighted
    4 (vergonzoso) shy
    II sustantivo masculino
    1 Cine short (film)
    2 Auto luz corta, dipped headlights pl
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar quedarse corto, to fall short (of the mark), underestimate: y me quedo corto cuando digo que es la mejor película del siglo, and my saying that it's the best movie of the century is an understatement
    ' corto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atar
    - carabina
    - comunicación
    - corta
    - cortar
    - cortarse
    - literalmente
    - pantalón
    - pequeña
    - pequeño
    - remo
    - salida
    - short
    - slip
    - tachuela
    - tres
    - vista
    - corriente
    - cursillo
    - espacio
    - gabán
    - llevar
    - pelado
    - plazo
    English:
    ankle
    - block off
    - bob
    - coat
    - cord
    - crop
    - dim
    - dull
    - have
    - hop
    - least
    - short
    - short-haired
    - short-range
    - short-term
    - short-winded
    - skimpy
    - spell
    - term
    - themselves
    - thick
    - understatement
    - clean
    - cut
    - draw
    - herself
    - himself
    - jab
    - nearsighted
    - notice
    - on
    - over
    - push
    - sever
    - side
    - slash
    - their
    - under
    * * *
    corto, -a
    adj
    1. [de poca longitud] short;
    las mangas me están cortas my sleeves are too short;
    estos pantalones se me han quedado cortos these trousers are too short for me now;
    hace varias semanas que no se viste de corto [futbolista] he hasn't been in the squad for several weeks;
    luces cortas Br dipped headlights, US low beams
    2. [de poca duración] short;
    el paseo se me ha hecho muy corto the walk seemed to go very quickly
    3. [escaso] [raciones] small, meagre;
    [disparo] short of the target;
    el lanzamiento se quedó corto the throw fell short;
    estoy corto de dinero I'm short of money;
    andamos muy cortos de tiempo we're very short of time, we haven't got very much time;
    Fig
    corto de miras short-sighted;
    corto de vista short-sighted
    4. [tonto]
    corto (de alcances) dim, simple;
    Fam Hum
    ser más corto que las mangas de un chaleco to be as thick as two short planks
    5. Comp
    ni corto ni perezoso just like that;
    quedarse corto [al calcular] to underestimate;
    nos quedamos cortos al comprar pan we didn't buy enough bread;
    decir que es bueno es quedarse corto it's an understatement to call it good;
    este programa se queda corto para nuestras necesidades this program doesn't do all the things we need
    nm
    1. [cortometraje] short (movie o Br film)
    2. [bebida]
    un corto de vino/cerveza a small wine/beer
    3. Am
    los cortos de una película [los avances] the trailer for a movie o Br film
    * * *
    adj short;
    ir de corto be wearing a short dress;
    corto de vista nearsighted;
    ni corto ni perezoso as bold as brass;
    quedarse corto fall short; ( calcular mal) underestimate;
    a la corta o a la larga sooner or later
    * * *
    corto, -ta adj
    1) : short (in length or duration)
    2) : scarce
    3) : timid, shy
    4)
    corto de vista : nearsighted
    * * *
    corto adj
    1. (en general) short
    2. (poco inteligente) dim [comp. dimmer; superl. dimmest] / thick

    Spanish-English dictionary > corto

  • 15 repelón

    m.
    tug.
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ Méx grumbling, grumpy
    2. SM
    1) (=tirón) tug, tug at one's hair
    2) (Cos) ruck, snag
    3) (=pedacito) small bit, tag, pinch
    4) [de caballo] dash, short run
    5) Méx (=reprimenda) telling-off *, scolding

    Spanish-English dictionary > repelón

  • 16 con la forma de

    • in the shadow of
    • in the short run
    • shaped as
    • shaped like

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > con la forma de

  • 17 corto plazo

    • short date
    • short run
    • short term

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > corto plazo

  • 18 dentera

    • the seven deadly sins
    • the short run

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > dentera

  • 19 en forma de

    • in the foreground
    • in the four corners of the earth
    • in the shadow of
    • in the short run
    • shaped like

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > en forma de

  • 20 en singular

    • especially
    • in part
    • in partnership
    • in the short run
    • in the slough of despair

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > en singular

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