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sinking feeling

  • 1 ansiedad

    f.
    1 anxiety.
    con ansiedad anxiously
    2 nervous tension (Psi).
    * * *
    1 anxiety
    2 MEDICINA nervous tension
    \
    con ansiedad anxiously
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=preocupación) anxiety, worry
    2) (Med) anxiety, nervous tension
    * * *
    a) ( preocupación) anxiety
    b) (Med, Psic) anxiety
    * * *
    = anxiety, stress, distress, solicitude.
    Ex. There is a concern that when presented too many information options, the individual begins to avoid being informed, and to relieve the anxiety, makes an uninformed decision.
    Ex. Flexibility of course does not mean that the structure is flexible and will bend or move under stress.
    Ex. The reason for his distress seemed to have been twofold: he derived comfort from reading the roll and he would have found it very embarassing to admit at the end of his journey that he had lost it.
    Ex. There were moments when he could be almost affectionate, moments when his thoughts did not seem to be turned inward upon his own anxious solicitudes.
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    * aliviar la ansiedad = allay + anxiety.
    * ansiedad causada por la tecnología = technostress.
    * ansiedad en el trabajo = job anxiety, work anxiety.
    * ansiedad provocada por la biblioteca = library anxiety.
    * ansiedad social = social anxiety.
    * aplacar la ansiedad = allay + anxiety.
    * ataque de ansiedad = panic attack, anxiety attack.
    * calmar la ansiedad = allay + anxiety.
    * causar ansiedad = cause + anxiety.
    * con ansiedad = eagerly, with bated breath.
    * contra la ansiedad = anti-anxiety.
    * esperado durante tiempo y con ansiedad = long-and-expectantly-awaited.
    * esperar con ansiedad = hope for, hold + Posesivo + breath.
    * esperar con ansiedad (+ Infinitivo) = look forward to (+ Gerundio).
    * que produce ansiedad = anxiety-producing.
    * sensación de ansiedad = sinking feeling.
    * sentir ansiedad = feel + anxiety.
    * síndrome de ansiedad = anxiety disorder.
    * trastorno de ansiedad = anxiety disorder, panic disorder.
    * * *
    a) ( preocupación) anxiety
    b) (Med, Psic) anxiety
    * * *
    = anxiety, stress, distress, solicitude.

    Ex: There is a concern that when presented too many information options, the individual begins to avoid being informed, and to relieve the anxiety, makes an uninformed decision.

    Ex: Flexibility of course does not mean that the structure is flexible and will bend or move under stress.
    Ex: The reason for his distress seemed to have been twofold: he derived comfort from reading the roll and he would have found it very embarassing to admit at the end of his journey that he had lost it.
    Ex: There were moments when he could be almost affectionate, moments when his thoughts did not seem to be turned inward upon his own anxious solicitudes.
    * aliviar la ansiedad = allay + anxiety.
    * ansiedad causada por la tecnología = technostress.
    * ansiedad en el trabajo = job anxiety, work anxiety.
    * ansiedad provocada por la biblioteca = library anxiety.
    * ansiedad social = social anxiety.
    * aplacar la ansiedad = allay + anxiety.
    * ataque de ansiedad = panic attack, anxiety attack.
    * calmar la ansiedad = allay + anxiety.
    * causar ansiedad = cause + anxiety.
    * con ansiedad = eagerly, with bated breath.
    * contra la ansiedad = anti-anxiety.
    * esperado durante tiempo y con ansiedad = long-and-expectantly-awaited.
    * esperar con ansiedad = hope for, hold + Posesivo + breath.
    * esperar con ansiedad (+ Infinitivo) = look forward to (+ Gerundio).
    * que produce ansiedad = anxiety-producing.
    * sensación de ansiedad = sinking feeling.
    * sentir ansiedad = feel + anxiety.
    * síndrome de ansiedad = anxiety disorder.
    * trastorno de ansiedad = anxiety disorder, panic disorder.

    * * *
    1 (preocupación) anxiety
    esperábamos con ansiedad alguna noticia sobre su paradero we anxiously awaited news of his whereabouts
    2 ( Med, Psic) anxiety
    * * *

     

    ansiedad sustantivo femenino


    b) (Med, Psic) anxiety

    ansiedad sustantivo femenino anxiety: espera con ansiedad noticias de su hijo, she's anxiously awaiting news about her son
    ' ansiedad' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    zozobra
    English:
    anxiety
    - beside
    - bated
    - eagerly
    * * *
    1. [inquietud] anxiety;
    esperan los resultados con ansiedad they are anxiously waiting for the results
    2. Psi nervous tension
    * * *
    f anxiety
    * * *
    : anxiety
    * * *
    ansiedad n anxiety [pl. anxieties]

    Spanish-English dictionary > ansiedad

  • 2 desasosiego

    m.
    1 unease, anxiety.
    2 nervousness (nerviosismo).
    3 uneasiness, anxiety, unrest, sorrow.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: desasosegar.
    * * *
    1 uneasiness, anxiety, restlessness
    * * *
    SM (=inquietud) uneasiness, anxiety; (=intranquilidad) restlessness; (Pol) unrest
    * * *
    masculino (feeling o sense of) unease
    * * *
    = disquiet, distress, fidgets, the, fidgeting, restlessness, sinking feeling.
    Ex. There is not any great disquiet or discomfort.
    Ex. The reason for his distress seemed to have been twofold: he derived comfort from reading the roll and he would have found it very embarassing to admit at the end of his journey that he had lost it.
    Ex. Surely the fidgets in general are just a sign of nervous energy, and almost all young people fidget.
    Ex. But fidgeting is a bad sign in adults, and the mental version of the fidgets is practically a defining mark of the age we live in now.
    Ex. A five- to ten-fold increase of the soporific dose resulted in restlessness and disorientation instead of sleep.
    Ex. Stage fright is not uncommon for new presenters, but even veterans may approach each presentation with a sinking feeling.
    * * *
    masculino (feeling o sense of) unease
    * * *
    = disquiet, distress, fidgets, the, fidgeting, restlessness, sinking feeling.

    Ex: There is not any great disquiet or discomfort.

    Ex: The reason for his distress seemed to have been twofold: he derived comfort from reading the roll and he would have found it very embarassing to admit at the end of his journey that he had lost it.
    Ex: Surely the fidgets in general are just a sign of nervous energy, and almost all young people fidget.
    Ex: But fidgeting is a bad sign in adults, and the mental version of the fidgets is practically a defining mark of the age we live in now.
    Ex: A five- to ten-fold increase of the soporific dose resulted in restlessness and disorientation instead of sleep.
    Ex: Stage fright is not uncommon for new presenters, but even veterans may approach each presentation with a sinking feeling.

    * * *
    feeling o sense of unease
    su presencia le producía un gran desasosiego his presence filled her with a terrible sense of unease o with terrible uneasiness o anxiety
    * * *

    Del verbo desasosegar: ( conjugate desasosegar)

    desasosiego es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    desasosiego sustantivo masculino restlessness, uneasiness
    ' desasosiego' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ansia
    - hormigueo
    - tranquilizar
    - angustia
    English:
    agitation
    - discomfort
    - disquiet
    * * *
    unease;
    reina un gran desasosiego entre los aficionados there is great unease among the fans;
    algunas escenas producen bastante desasosiego some scenes are rather disturbing
    * * *
    m disquiet, unease

    Spanish-English dictionary > desasosiego

  • 3 desazón

    f.
    1 uneasiness, misgiving, anxiety, apprehension.
    2 annoyance, ill feeling.
    3 alloverishness.
    4 insipidness, lack of flavor, tastelessness, insipidity.
    * * *
    1 (desabrimiento) lack of flavour (US flavor), tastelessness
    2 figurado (disgusto) grief, affliction, worry
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=desasosiego) uneasiness
    2) (=falta de sabor) tastelessness
    3) (Med) discomfort
    * * *
    a) ( desasosiego) (feeling o sense of) unease
    b) ( falta de sabor) insipidness
    * * *
    = fidgets, the, fidgeting, sinking feeling, misgiving.
    Ex. Surely the fidgets in general are just a sign of nervous energy, and almost all young people fidget.
    Ex. But fidgeting is a bad sign in adults, and the mental version of the fidgets is practically a defining mark of the age we live in now.
    Ex. Stage fright is not uncommon for new presenters, but even veterans may approach each presentation with a sinking feeling.
    Ex. This article relates some impressions of a librarian elected to the municipal council and agreeing, with some misgivings, to serve on the library committee.
    * * *
    a) ( desasosiego) (feeling o sense of) unease
    b) ( falta de sabor) insipidness
    * * *
    = fidgets, the, fidgeting, sinking feeling, misgiving.

    Ex: Surely the fidgets in general are just a sign of nervous energy, and almost all young people fidget.

    Ex: But fidgeting is a bad sign in adults, and the mental version of the fidgets is practically a defining mark of the age we live in now.
    Ex: Stage fright is not uncommon for new presenters, but even veterans may approach each presentation with a sinking feeling.
    Ex: This article relates some impressions of a librarian elected to the municipal council and agreeing, with some misgivings, to serve on the library committee.

    * * *
    1 (desasosiego) unease
    la noticia ha producido desazón entre los empleados the news has caused unease o disquiet o anxiety o a sense of uneasiness among the employees
    siente mucha desazón cuando suena el teléfono tan tarde she feels very uneasy when the telephone rings so late
    2 (falta de sabor) insipidness, lack of flavor*
    * * *

    desazón sustantivo femenino
    1 (emocional) uneasiness, anxiety
    2 (malestar físico) discomfort
    ' desazón' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    grima
    - malestar
    English:
    misgiving
    * * *
    1. [ansiedad] unease, anxiety;
    sintió cierta desazón al oír aquel nombre she felt rather uneasy when she heard that name
    2. [molestia] annoyance
    3. [picazón]
    siento desazón en todo el cuerpo I feel itchy all over
    * * *
    f ( ansiedad) uneasiness, anxiety
    * * *
    desazón nf, pl - zones inquietud: uneasiness, anxiety

    Spanish-English dictionary > desazón

  • 4 intranquilidad

    f.
    1 unease, anxiety.
    2 unrest, inner torment, restlessness, uneasiness.
    * * *
    1 worry, uneasiness
    * * *
    SF (=preocupación) worry, anxiety; (=desasosiego) restlessness
    * * *
    a) ( preocupación) disquiet, (sense of) unease o uneasiness
    b) ( agitación) restlessness
    * * *
    = unrest, disquiet, uneasiness, restlessness, anxiety, worry.
    Ex. The subjects referred to recur frequently in the writings of the 'socially committed' -- drugs, sex, racism, student unrest, riots, scandals in government, conservation, the role of women in society are among them.
    Ex. There is not any great disquiet or discomfort.
    Ex. Uneasiness evidenced by some inquirers at the reference desk seems to stem from unfamiliarity with the personnel and service, and a fear of appearing ignorant.
    Ex. A five- to ten-fold increase of the soporific dose resulted in restlessness and disorientation instead of sleep.
    Ex. There is a concern that when presented too many information options, the individual begins to avoid being informed, and to relieve the anxiety, makes an uninformed decision.
    Ex. Their worries are not altogether unfounded but they are sometimes carried too far.
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    * sensación de intranquilidad = sinking feeling.
    * * *
    a) ( preocupación) disquiet, (sense of) unease o uneasiness
    b) ( agitación) restlessness
    * * *
    = unrest, disquiet, uneasiness, restlessness, anxiety, worry.

    Ex: The subjects referred to recur frequently in the writings of the 'socially committed' -- drugs, sex, racism, student unrest, riots, scandals in government, conservation, the role of women in society are among them.

    Ex: There is not any great disquiet or discomfort.
    Ex: Uneasiness evidenced by some inquirers at the reference desk seems to stem from unfamiliarity with the personnel and service, and a fear of appearing ignorant.
    Ex: A five- to ten-fold increase of the soporific dose resulted in restlessness and disorientation instead of sleep.
    Ex: There is a concern that when presented too many information options, the individual begins to avoid being informed, and to relieve the anxiety, makes an uninformed decision.
    Ex: Their worries are not altogether unfounded but they are sometimes carried too far.
    * sensación de intranquilidad = sinking feeling.

    * * *
    1 (preocupación) unease, disquiet, sense of unease o uneasiness
    2 (agitación) restlessness
    * * *

    intranquilidad sustantivo femenino worry
    ' intranquilidad' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ansia
    - malestar
    English:
    disquiet
    * * *
    1. [preocupación] unease, anxiety
    2. [nerviosismo] restlessness
    * * *
    f
    2 ( nerviosismo) restlessness
    * * *
    preocupación: worry, anxiety

    Spanish-English dictionary > intranquilidad

  • 5 pesadumbre

    f.
    1 grief, sorrow.
    2 sadness, heartbrokenness, brokenheartedness, broken heart.
    * * *
    1 sorrow, grief
    * * *
    SF grief, sorrow
    * * *
    femenino grief, sorrow
    * * *
    = heaviness, sinking feeling.
    Ex. Despite the heaviness of the air -- the humidity, even at this early time of the day, was thick -- and the impressive Corinthian-columned facade of the library, she felt happy, almost light-headed.
    Ex. Stage fright is not uncommon for new presenters, but even veterans may approach each presentation with a sinking feeling.
    * * *
    femenino grief, sorrow
    * * *
    = heaviness, sinking feeling.

    Ex: Despite the heaviness of the air -- the humidity, even at this early time of the day, was thick -- and the impressive Corinthian-columned facade of the library, she felt happy, almost light-headed.

    Ex: Stage fright is not uncommon for new presenters, but even veterans may approach each presentation with a sinking feeling.

    * * *
    grief, sorrow
    * * *

    pesadumbre sustantivo femenino
    grief, sorrow
    pesadumbre sustantivo femenino affliction, sorrow
    ' pesadumbre' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    pesar
    * * *
    grief, sorrow
    * * *
    f grief, sorrow
    * * *
    aflicción: grief, sorrow, sadness

    Spanish-English dictionary > pesadumbre

  • 6 sensación

    f.
    1 sensation, feeling.
    2 sense, sensing.
    * * *
    1 (impresión) sensation, feeling
    2 (emoción) sensation
    \
    causar sensación to cause a sensation
    tener la sensación de que... to have a feeling that...
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=percepción) feeling, sensation

    una sensación de placera feeling o sensation of pleasure

    tengo la sensación de que..., me da la sensación de que... — I have a feeling that...

    2) (=conmoción) sensation

    causar o hacer sensación — to cause a sensation

    * * *
    1) (percepción, impresión) feeling

    una sensación de tristeza/impotencia — a feeling of sadness/impotence

    una sensación de pérdida/espacio — a sense of loss/space

    tengo or me da la sensación de que no vamos a ganar — I have a feeling we're not going to win

    2)
    a) ( furor) sensation
    b) ( éxito) sensation
    * * *
    = excitement, feeling, sense, thrill, sensation.
    Ex. If done effectively, displays can add interest and even excitement to the process of information discovery.
    Ex. The idea is for volunteers who think reading is fun and important to convey these feelings to younger students.
    Ex. This sense of practical issues unconfronted led to a proposal for a different approach to the curriculum debate.
    Ex. She felt a small thrill of triumph.
    Ex. Fictionalised and factual autobiographies vividly recreate sensations and dreamscapes of childhood.
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    * causar sensación = be a sensation, cut + a swath(e), cut + a dash, make + heads turn, make + a big noise, cause + a sensation.
    * causar sensación en el mundo = make + a big noise in the world.
    * causar una gran sensación = make + a splash.
    * dar la sensación = give + a sense.
    * dar la sensación de = give + the effect of.
    * falsa sensación de seguridad = false sense of security.
    * que mezcla sensaciones = synesthetic, cross-sensory.
    * sensación de ansiedad = sinking feeling.
    * sensación de euforia = feel-good factor.
    * sensación de haber visto Algo ya antes = deja vu.
    * sensación de intranquilidad = sinking feeling.
    * sensación de no ser ni una cosa ni la otra = in-betweenness.
    * sensación de sentirse atrapado = entrapment.
    * sensación térmica = wind chill factor, chill factor.
    * sentir la sensación = feel.
    * sentir una sensación de = experience + sense of.
    * tener la sensación de que = have + a gut feeling that.
    * tener una sensación = have + a feeling.
    * * *
    1) (percepción, impresión) feeling

    una sensación de tristeza/impotencia — a feeling of sadness/impotence

    una sensación de pérdida/espacio — a sense of loss/space

    tengo or me da la sensación de que no vamos a ganar — I have a feeling we're not going to win

    2)
    a) ( furor) sensation
    b) ( éxito) sensation
    * * *
    = excitement, feeling, sense, thrill, sensation.

    Ex: If done effectively, displays can add interest and even excitement to the process of information discovery.

    Ex: The idea is for volunteers who think reading is fun and important to convey these feelings to younger students.
    Ex: This sense of practical issues unconfronted led to a proposal for a different approach to the curriculum debate.
    Ex: She felt a small thrill of triumph.
    Ex: Fictionalised and factual autobiographies vividly recreate sensations and dreamscapes of childhood.
    * causar sensación = be a sensation, cut + a swath(e), cut + a dash, make + heads turn, make + a big noise, cause + a sensation.
    * causar sensación en el mundo = make + a big noise in the world.
    * causar una gran sensación = make + a splash.
    * dar la sensación = give + a sense.
    * dar la sensación de = give + the effect of.
    * falsa sensación de seguridad = false sense of security.
    * que mezcla sensaciones = synesthetic, cross-sensory.
    * sensación de ansiedad = sinking feeling.
    * sensación de euforia = feel-good factor.
    * sensación de haber visto Algo ya antes = deja vu.
    * sensación de intranquilidad = sinking feeling.
    * sensación de no ser ni una cosa ni la otra = in-betweenness.
    * sensación de sentirse atrapado = entrapment.
    * sensación térmica = wind chill factor, chill factor.
    * sentir la sensación = feel.
    * sentir una sensación de = experience + sense of.
    * tener la sensación de que = have + a gut feeling that.
    * tener una sensación = have + a feeling.

    * * *
    A (percepción, impresión) feeling
    lo invadió una sensación de tristeza a feeling of sadness came over him
    una vaga sensación de placer a vague sensation of pleasure
    tengo or me da la sensación de que no vamos a ganar I have a feeling we're not going to win
    Compuesto:
    windchill factor
    B
    1 (furor) sensation
    la noticia causó sensación the news caused a sensation
    2 (éxito) sensation
    tu hermana fue la sensación de la noche your sister was the sensation of the evening
    * * *

    sensación sustantivo femenino
    1 (percepción, impresión) feeling;
    una sensación de tristeza/impotencia a feeling of sadness/impotence;

    una vaga sensación de placer a vague sensation of pleasure;
    una sensación de pérdida/espacio a sense of loss/space;
    tengo or me da la sensación de que no vamos a ganar I have a feeling we're not going to win
    2 (furor, éxito) sensation;

    sensación sustantivo femenino
    1 (física) sensation, feeling: es una sensación muy desagradable, it's a very unpleasant feeling
    2 (presentimiento, intuición) feeling: me da la sensación de que tiene problemas, I have a feeling he is in trouble
    3 (emoción, impacto) sensation: la noticia ha causado sensación, the news has caused a sensation
    ' sensación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agobiarse
    - aguda
    - agudo
    - experimentar
    - gustillo
    - gusto
    - opresión
    - profunda
    - profundo
    - pura
    - puro
    - real
    - regusto
    - saborear
    - sofoco
    - vacía
    - vacío
    - agobio
    - agradable
    - agudizar
    - calor
    - dejo
    - dentera
    - embriagador
    - hambre
    - impresión
    - ligero
    - molesto
    - peculiar
    - pesadez
    - quemazón
    English:
    chill
    - distinct
    - dizziness
    - emptiness
    - faint
    - feel
    - feeling
    - gritty
    - mild
    - prickle
    - sensation
    - sensational
    - sense
    - sting
    - strange
    - tingly
    - vibes
    - get
    * * *
    1. [percepción] feeling, sensation;
    una sensación de dolor a painful sensation;
    nos embargó una sensación de tristeza we were overcome by a feeling of sadness;
    tengo o [m5] me da la sensación de que estoy perdiendo el tiempo I get the feeling o have a feeling I'm wasting my time
    2. [efecto] sensation;
    causar sensación to cause a sensation;
    causar una gran sensación a alguien to make a great impression on sb
    3. [premonición] feeling;
    tengo la sensación de que… I have a feeling that…
    * * *
    f feeling, sensation;
    causar sensación fig cause a sensation
    * * *
    sensación nf, pl - ciones
    1) impresión: feeling
    tener la sensación: to have a feeling
    2) : sensation
    causar sensación: to cause a sensation
    * * *
    1. (impresión) feeling
    2. (sorpresa) sensation
    ¡es la sensación del año! it's the sensation of the year!

    Spanish-English dictionary > sensación

  • 7 sensación de ansiedad

    Ex. Stage fright is not uncommon for new presenters, but even veterans may approach each presentation with a sinking feeling.
    * * *

    Ex: Stage fright is not uncommon for new presenters, but even veterans may approach each presentation with a sinking feeling.

    Spanish-English dictionary > sensación de ansiedad

  • 8 sensación de intranquilidad

    Ex. Stage fright is not uncommon for new presenters, but even veterans may approach each presentation with a sinking feeling.
    * * *

    Ex: Stage fright is not uncommon for new presenters, but even veterans may approach each presentation with a sinking feeling.

    Spanish-English dictionary > sensación de intranquilidad

  • 9 sensación ansiosa

    f.
    sinking feeling.

    Spanish-English dictionary > sensación ansiosa

  • 10 feeling

    feeling

    Vocabulario Castellano-Catalán > feeling

  • 11 buenas vibraciones

    buenas vibraciones
    (familiar) gutes Feeling

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > buenas vibraciones

  • 12 vibración

    bibra'θǐɔn
    f
    Schwingung f, Vibration f
    sustantivo femenino
    vibración
    vibración [biβra'θjon]
    num1num (vaivén) Vibration femenino; buenas vibraciones (familiar) gutes Feeling neutro
    num2num (temblor) Zittern neutro
    num3num (agitación) (leichte) Erschütterung femenino

    Diccionario Español-Alemán > vibración

  • 13 IBI (impuesto de bienes inmuebles)

    = local rates, council tax, local tax rates, tax rates, local taxes, property tax, rates, real estate tax, real estate property tax.
    Ex. This act allowed for the establishment of town libraries, which were free and open to all ratepayers and provided by funds from local rates.
    Ex. Perhaps if the council used less money on laying the many many sleeping policeman on our roads, then there would be no need to increase our council and road tax each year.
    Ex. The decision in Sweden not to raise local tax rates during the economic recession has hit all public services hard, including public libraries.
    Ex. The decision in Sweden not to raise local tax rates during the economic recession has hit all public services hard, including public libraries.
    Ex. Local taxes have been raised 10 percent, but library funding has not changed.
    Ex. Not unlike many municipalities in these inflationary times, Earnscliffe is feeling the pinch of a severely high general property tax -- i.e., the tax on real estate and personal property, both tangible and intangible.
    Ex. From the beginning it has been a local service, originally funded from the rates, but it needed Carnegie grants to really get off the ground.
    Ex. In some states, it is permissible to separate the real estate tax into two separate taxes -- one the land value and one on the building value.
    Ex. Real estate property taxes are generally due in January and July of each calendar year.

    Spanish-English dictionary > IBI (impuesto de bienes inmuebles)

  • 14 a

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 15 a pique

    adj.
    apeak.
    * * *
    (adj.) = sinking
    Ex. Other boats lay on their oars in the vicinity of the sinking ship, a few survivors being rescued from the water.
    * * *
    (adj.) = sinking

    Ex: Other boats lay on their oars in the vicinity of the sinking ship, a few survivors being rescued from the water.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a pique

  • 16 abatido

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

    tener la cara abatida — to be crestfallen, look dejected

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

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

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

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

    Del verbo abatir: ( conjugate abatir)

    abatido es:

    el participio

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


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

    2 (deprimir, entristecer):

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > abatido

  • 17 abatimiento

    m.
    1 low spirits, dejection.
    2 discouragement, dejection, depression, abatement.
    3 drift, leeway.
    4 prostration, lowness of spirits, abaissement.
    5 dismantling, disassembling.
    * * *
    1 dejection, depression
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=derribamiento) demolition, knocking down
    2) (=depresión) depression, dejection
    3) (=moral) contemptible nature
    * * *
    1) ( depresión) depression; ( desánimo) despondency, dejection
    2) ( destrucción) destruction
    * * *
    Ex. After a 10 year period of existence a real feeling of despondency emerges in the reports of the National Library Service.
    * * *
    1) ( depresión) depression; ( desánimo) despondency, dejection
    2) ( destrucción) destruction
    * * *

    Ex: After a 10 year period of existence a real feeling of despondency emerges in the reports of the National Library Service.

    * * *
    A (desánimo) depression, despondency
    B (destrucción) destruction
    * * *

    abatimiento m (desaliento) dejection, despondency: no te dejes caer en el abatimiento, don't let it get you down
    2 (inclinación) crumbling down
    3 (derrocamiento) overthrow
    (de una pieza de caza) killing
    ' abatimiento' also found in these entries:
    English:
    doldrums
    - glumly
    - depression
    - miserably
    * * *
    [desánimo] low spirits, dejection;
    el abatimiento se instaló en las almas de los soldados an air of despondency set in amongst the soldiers;
    con abatimiento dejectedly, downheartedly
    * * *
    m depression
    * * *
    1) : drop, reduction
    2) : dejection, depression

    Spanish-English dictionary > abatimiento

  • 18 abatirse

    1 (ave) to swoop ( sobre, down on); (avión) to dive ( sobre, down on)
    2 (ceder) to give in
    3 (desanimarse) to lose heart, become depressed
    4 figurado (descender) to fall upon
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=caerse) to drop, fall; [pájaro, avión] to swoop, dive
    2) (=desanimarse) to be depressed, get discouraged
    * * *
    (v.) = come to + pieces, fall to + pieces, swoop
    Ex. They are characters living in the margins, often coming to pieces, and sometimes, as in a nightmare, in constant flight from something horrid.
    Ex. One must accept that it is impossible to satisfy all people all the time; this author has seen several prison librarians fall to pieces, while the librarian was drowning in details.
    Ex. Magpies are very protective of their young and may swoop on intruders if they feel threatened.
    * * *
    (v.) = come to + pieces, fall to + pieces, swoop

    Ex: They are characters living in the margins, often coming to pieces, and sometimes, as in a nightmare, in constant flight from something horrid.

    Ex: One must accept that it is impossible to satisfy all people all the time; this author has seen several prison librarians fall to pieces, while the librarian was drowning in details.
    Ex: Magpies are very protective of their young and may swoop on intruders if they feel threatened.

    * * *

    ■abatirse verbo reflexivo
    1 (desmoralizarse) to lose heart, become depressed: se abate con facilidad, he has a tendency to get depressed
    2 (caer sobre) to swoop down [sobre, on]: la desgracia se abatió sobre un pueblo de Burgos, misfortune hit a town in Burgos
    ' abatirse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    derrumbarse
    - desfallecer
    - abatir
    English:
    swoop
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [caer]
    abatirse sobre algo/alguien to pounce on sth/sb;
    la desesperación se abatió sobre ellos they were overcome by a feeling of despair;
    la desgracia se abatió sobre la región the region has been struck o hit by disaster;
    el halcón se abatió sobre su presa the falcon swooped down on its prey;
    una tormenta de nieve se abatió sobre la cumbre the summit was hit by a snowstorm
    2. [desanimarse] to become dejected o disheartened
    * * *
    v/r
    :
    abatirse sobre swoop down on
    * * *
    vr
    1) deprimirse: to get depressed
    2)
    abatirse sobre : to swoop down on

    Spanish-English dictionary > abatirse

  • 19 abrumar

    v.
    1 to overwhelm.
    Ellos abruman al chico They overwhelm the boy.
    2 to weary, to annoy.
    Sus celos abruman a Ricardo Her jealousy wearies Richard.
    3 to obfuscate.
    * * *
    1 to overwhelm, crush
    1 to become misty
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1.
    VT (=agobiar) to overwhelm; (=oprimir) to oppress, weigh down; (=cansar) to wear out, exhaust

    abrumar a algn de trabajoto overload o swamp sb with work

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to overwhelm

    abrumar a alguien con algocon problemas/quejas to wear somebody out with something

    * * *
    = bog down, engulf, overwhelm, swamp, overpower, weigh + heavily + upon, weigh down.
    Ex. There is increased evidence that we are being bogged down today as specialization extends.
    Ex. Societal changes shaking all established institutions to their foundations also threaten to engulf the public library.
    Ex. The concern is that this sudden and increased flow of information is simply going to overwhelm us.
    Ex. The recommendations seemed to indicate that the British Library would have been swamped with relegated books from the low-use stock of university libraries.
    Ex. She was overpowered by a feeling of impotence.
    Ex. Librarians, led by men like Melvil Dewey, spent the majority of their waking hours attempting to reduce library work to a 'mechanical art', and their mind-numbing articles weighed heavily upon the pages of 'Library Journal'.
    Ex. The passages describing the environment, though lushly written, are inclined to weigh down the narrative thrust of the novel.
    ----
    * abrumar con atenciones = kill + Nombre + with kindness, smother + Nombre + with kindness.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to overwhelm

    abrumar a alguien con algocon problemas/quejas to wear somebody out with something

    * * *
    = bog down, engulf, overwhelm, swamp, overpower, weigh + heavily + upon, weigh down.

    Ex: There is increased evidence that we are being bogged down today as specialization extends.

    Ex: Societal changes shaking all established institutions to their foundations also threaten to engulf the public library.
    Ex: The concern is that this sudden and increased flow of information is simply going to overwhelm us.
    Ex: The recommendations seemed to indicate that the British Library would have been swamped with relegated books from the low-use stock of university libraries.
    Ex: She was overpowered by a feeling of impotence.
    Ex: Librarians, led by men like Melvil Dewey, spent the majority of their waking hours attempting to reduce library work to a 'mechanical art', and their mind-numbing articles weighed heavily upon the pages of 'Library Journal'.
    Ex: The passages describing the environment, though lushly written, are inclined to weigh down the narrative thrust of the novel.
    * abrumar con atenciones = kill + Nombre + with kindness, smother + Nombre + with kindness.

    * * *
    abrumar [A1 ]
    vt
    to overwhelm
    la abrumaron con tantas atenciones she was overwhelmed by all their kindness
    me abruma con sus preguntas/quejas he wears me out with his constant questions/complaints
    estaba abrumado de trabajo he was snowed under with work
    abrumado por las preocupaciones weighed down with worry
    * * *

    abrumar ( conjugate abrumar) verbo transitivo
    to overwhelm;
    abrumar a algn con algo ‹con problemas/quejas› to wear sb out with sth;

    abrumar verbo transitivo to overwhelm, crush: me abrumas con tantas atenciones, I'm overwhelmed by your kindness

    ' abrumar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    overcome
    - overpower
    - overwhelm
    - over
    - weigh
    * * *
    [agobiar] to overwhelm;
    lo abruma tanta responsabilidad he is overwhelmed by all the responsibility;
    tantas atenciones la abruman she finds all that attentiveness overwhelming;
    me abruma estar entre mucha gente I find being in large crowds oppressive
    * * *
    v/t overwhelm ( con o
    de with);
    con trabajo snowed under with work
    * * *
    1) agobiar: to overwhelm
    2) oprimir: to oppress, to burden

    Spanish-English dictionary > abrumar

  • 20 abúlico

    adj.
    abulic, indifferent, lacking energy, lacking in energy.
    m.
    abulic person, person lacking in energy.
    * * *
    1 apathetic, lacking in willpower
    * * *
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo apathetic
    * * *
    Ex. Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo apathetic
    * * *

    Ex: Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.

    * * *
    apathetic
    * * *

    abúlico,-a adjetivo apathetic, spineless
    ' abúlico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abúlica
    * * *
    abúlico, -a
    adj
    apathetic, lethargic
    nm,f
    apathetic o lethargic person
    * * *
    adj apathetic, lacking in energy
    * * *
    abúlico, -ca adj
    : lethargic, apathetic

    Spanish-English dictionary > abúlico

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