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  • 161 lujoso

    adj.
    luxurious, lavish, deluxe, plush.
    * * *
    1 luxurious
    * * *
    (f. - lujosa)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=fastuoso) luxurious
    2) (=profuso) profuse
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo luxurious
    * * *
    = lavish, lavish, sumptuous, luxurious, swanky [swankier -comp., swankiest -sup.], plush.
    Ex. Library staffing levels were lavish and opening hours long.
    Ex. Despite the proliferation of biographies aimed at young adults which have lavish illustrations, easy-to-read print and attractive layout, most of them are lifeless and mediocre.
    Ex. Again, the convoy of 80 coaches, headed by a police escort, transported approximately 2800 conference participants to a sumptuous banquet.
    Ex. The book has been described as 'an essay with illustrations' and a ' luxurious collector's edition'.
    Ex. Sitting on a tailgate drinking a beer with a good friend can be better than going to a swanky martini bar, especially if you know where the good country roads are.
    Ex. She was a beautiful woman living in a plush residence in Mayfair and notorious for her loose life.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo luxurious
    * * *
    = lavish, lavish, sumptuous, luxurious, swanky [swankier -comp., swankiest -sup.], plush.

    Ex: Library staffing levels were lavish and opening hours long.

    Ex: Despite the proliferation of biographies aimed at young adults which have lavish illustrations, easy-to-read print and attractive layout, most of them are lifeless and mediocre.
    Ex: Again, the convoy of 80 coaches, headed by a police escort, transported approximately 2800 conference participants to a sumptuous banquet.
    Ex: The book has been described as 'an essay with illustrations' and a ' luxurious collector's edition'.
    Ex: Sitting on a tailgate drinking a beer with a good friend can be better than going to a swanky martini bar, especially if you know where the good country roads are.
    Ex: She was a beautiful woman living in a plush residence in Mayfair and notorious for her loose life.

    * * *
    lujoso -sa
    luxurious
    * * *

    lujoso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    luxurious
    lujoso,-a adjetivo luxurious

    ' lujoso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    lujosa
    English:
    extravagant
    - gracious
    - lavish
    - luxurious
    - palatial
    - penthouse
    - plush
    - posh
    - ritzy
    - fancy
    - rich
    - sumptuous
    * * *
    lujoso, -a adj
    luxurious
    * * *
    adj luxurious
    * * *
    lujoso, -sa adj
    : luxurious
    * * *
    lujoso adj luxurious

    Spanish-English dictionary > lujoso

  • 162 manchado

    adj.
    1 stained, blemished, tainted, blotchy.
    2 stained, defiled.
    m.
    spotting.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: manchar.
    * * *
    1→ link=manchar manchar
    1 stained
    2 (café) with a spot of milk
    3 (animal) spotted
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=sucio) stained, dirty

    manchado de algo: la acera estaba manchada de sangre — the pavement was stained with blood

    tenía los dedos manchados de tinta — she had ink stains on her fingers, she had ink-stained fingers

    2) (Zool) [caballo, perro] [con manchas pequeñas] spotted; [con manchas más grandes] dappled; [ave] speckled
    3) (=sin honra) [reputación] tarnished
    4) (Arte) shaded
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    1) <mantel/vestido> stained

    está manchado de vino — it has wine stains/a wine stain on it

    2) <pelaje/plumaje>

    con el pelaje/plumaje manchado — with different-colored markings on its coat/plumage

    * * *
    = sullied, soiled, tarnished.
    Ex. And never is the activity sullied and warped by competition between children to see whether one can read 'better' than another.
    Ex. The painting is a still life depiction of a soiled tablecloth on a table.
    Ex. Coca-Cola appears to be taking pains to buff up its tarnished image -- a controversy continues to brew over pesticides found in its soda products.
    ----
    * manchado de barro = draggled.
    * manchado de tinta = inky.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    1) <mantel/vestido> stained

    está manchado de vino — it has wine stains/a wine stain on it

    2) <pelaje/plumaje>

    con el pelaje/plumaje manchado — with different-colored markings on its coat/plumage

    * * *
    = sullied, soiled, tarnished.

    Ex: And never is the activity sullied and warped by competition between children to see whether one can read 'better' than another.

    Ex: The painting is a still life depiction of a soiled tablecloth on a table.
    Ex: Coca-Cola appears to be taking pains to buff up its tarnished image -- a controversy continues to brew over pesticides found in its soda products.
    * manchado de barro = draggled.
    * manchado de tinta = inky.

    * * *
    A ‹mantel/vestido› stained
    está manchado de vino it's stained with wine, it has wine stains/a wine stain on it
    una camisa manchada de sangre a blood-stained shirt
    B ‹pelaje/plumaje›
    con el pelaje manchado with different-colored markings on its coat
    * * *

    Del verbo manchar: ( conjugate manchar)

    manchado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    manchado    
    manchar
    manchado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹mantel/vestido stained;

    está manchado de vino it has wine stains on it;
    manchado de sangre blood-stained
    manchar ( conjugate manchar) verbo transitivo
    1 ( ensuciar) to mark, get … dirty;
    ( de algo difícil de quitar) to stain
    2reputación/honra/memoria to tarnish
    verbo intransitivo
    to stain
    mancharse verbo pronominal
    a) [ropa/mantel] to get dirty;

    ( de algo difícil de quitar) to get stained;
    manchadose DE or con algo to get stained with sth


    manchado,-a adjetivo
    1 (sucio) stained
    2 Zool (animal) dappled, speckled
    manchar verbo transitivo to stain: su implicación mancha el nombre de la Universidad, his involvement is a disgrace to the University
    ' manchado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adrede
    - manchada
    - sanguinolenta
    - sanguinolento
    English:
    awfully
    - bloody
    - stained
    - tainted
    - blood
    - mottled
    * * *
    manchado, -a adj
    1. [sucio] dirty;
    [con manchas] stained; [emborronado] smudged;
    el mantel está muy manchado de aceite the tablecloth has oil stains on it
    2. [piel] [por reacción] blotchy;
    [por vejez] spotted
    * * *
    adj stained
    * * *
    manchado, -da adj
    : stained

    Spanish-English dictionary > manchado

  • 163 maná

    m.
    manna, Mana.
    * * *
    1 manna
    * * *
    SF LAm
    1) (=manantial) spring
    2) (=alimento) manna
    * * *
    femenino (Col) spring
    * * *
    = manna.
    Ex. The processing of milk, meat, locusts, cereals, manna and vegetables, as described in the Old Testament of the Bible is discussed.
    ----
    * maná caído del cielo = manna from heaven.
    * * *
    femenino (Col) spring
    * * *

    Ex: The processing of milk, meat, locusts, cereals, manna and vegetables, as described in the Old Testament of the Bible is discussed.

    * maná caído del cielo = manna from heaven.

    * * *
    ( Col)
    spring
    * * *

    Del verbo manar: ( conjugate manar)

    mana es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    mana    
    manar    
    maná    
    maña
    manar ( conjugate manar) verbo intransitivo
    to pour
    maña sustantivo femenino
    1 ( habilidad) skill, knack (colloq);
    tener or darse maña para algo to be good at sth;
    más vale maña que fuerza brain is better than brawn

    2
    mañas sustantivo femenino plural ( artimañas) wiles (pl), guile

    3 ( capricho) bad habit;
    ( manía) (AmL fam):

    tiene la maña de morderse las uñas he has the annoying habit of biting his nails
    manar
    I verbo intransitivo to flow [de, from]
    II verbo transitivo to flow with: la cañería está manando agua, the pipe is pouring with water
    maña sustantivo femenino
    1 (destreza) skill: tiene muy buena maña para la cocina, she's very good at cooking
    2 (truco, engaño) trick: se conoce todas las mañas, he knows all the tricks
    ' maña' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    mano
    - truco
    - alemán
    - musulmán
    English:
    shiftiness
    - German
    - manna
    - Muslim
    * * *
    maná nm inv
    1. Rel manna;
    como maná caído del cielo like manna from heaven
    2. Bol [dulce] Br nut sweet, US nut candy
    * * *
    m fig
    manna
    * * *
    maná nm
    : manna

    Spanish-English dictionary > maná

  • 164 maña

    m.
    manna, Mana.
    * * *
    1 manna
    * * *
    SF LAm
    1) (=manantial) spring
    2) (=alimento) manna
    * * *
    femenino (Col) spring
    * * *
    = knack, knack.
    Ex. Panizzi had a reputation for courting controversy at the British Museum and a knack for making enemies.
    Ex. Panizzi had a reputation for courting controversy at the British Museum and a knack for making enemies.
    ----
    * con maña = skilfully [skillfully, -USA], skilful [skillful, -USA].
    * * *
    femenino (Col) spring
    * * *

    Ex: The processing of milk, meat, locusts, cereals, manna and vegetables, as described in the Old Testament of the Bible is discussed.

    * maná caído del cielo = manna from heaven.

    * * *
    ( Col)
    spring
    * * *

    Del verbo manar: ( conjugate manar)

    mana es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    mana    
    manar    
    maná    
    maña
    manar ( conjugate manar) verbo intransitivo
    to pour
    maña sustantivo femenino
    1 ( habilidad) skill, knack (colloq);
    tener or darse maña para algo to be good at sth;
    más vale maña que fuerza brain is better than brawn

    2
    mañas sustantivo femenino plural ( artimañas) wiles (pl), guile

    3 ( capricho) bad habit;
    ( manía) (AmL fam):

    tiene la maña de morderse las uñas he has the annoying habit of biting his nails
    manar
    I verbo intransitivo to flow [de, from]
    II verbo transitivo to flow with: la cañería está manando agua, the pipe is pouring with water
    maña sustantivo femenino
    1 (destreza) skill: tiene muy buena maña para la cocina, she's very good at cooking
    2 (truco, engaño) trick: se conoce todas las mañas, he knows all the tricks
    ' maña' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    mano
    - truco
    - alemán
    - musulmán
    English:
    shiftiness
    - German
    - manna
    - Muslim
    * * *
    maná nm inv
    1. Rel manna;
    como maná caído del cielo like manna from heaven
    2. Bol [dulce] Br nut sweet, US nut candy
    * * *
    m fig
    manna
    * * *
    maná nm
    : manna

    Spanish-English dictionary > maña

  • 165 mejor que

    prep.
    1 better than, head and shoulders above.
    2 better than to, better than.
    * * *
    Ex. Thus popular or common names of subjects are included in preference to technical or specialist jargon.
    * * *

    Ex: Thus popular or common names of subjects are included in preference to technical or specialist jargon.

    Spanish-English dictionary > mejor que

  • 166 mejorar

    v.
    to improve, to get better.
    María mejoró la receta Mary improved the recipe.
    Ricardo mejoró Richard got better.
    Las perspectivas mejoraron The outlook got better.
    mejorar una oferta to make a better offer
    * * *
    1 to improve
    1 to improve, get better
    1 to get better
    ¡que te mejores! I hope you get better
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ servicio, resultados] to improve; [+ enfermo] to make better; (=realzar) to enhance; [+ oferta] to raise, improve; [+ récord] to break; (Inform) to upgrade
    2)

    mejorar a algn(=ser mejor que) to be better than sb

    2. VI
    1) [situación] to improve, get better; (Meteo) to improve, clear up; (Econ) to improve, pick up; [enfermo] to get better

    han mejorado de actitud/imagen — their attitude/image has improved

    2) [en subasta] to raise one's bid
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <condiciones/situación> to improve
    b) < oferta> ( en subastas) to increase
    2.
    mejorar vi tiempo to improve, get better; resultados/calidad/situación to improve, get better; persona (Med) to get better

    han mejorado de posiciónthey've come o gone up in the world

    3.
    mejorarse v pron
    a) enfermo to get better

    ¿ya te mejoraste de la gripe? — have you got over the flu?

    que te mejores — get well soon, I hope you get better soon

    b) (Chi fam & euf) ( dar a luz) to give birth
    * * *
    = ameliorate, boost, cultivate, enhance, improve, optimise [optimize, -USA], scale up, score over, upgrade, give + improvement (in), better, bring + Nombre + up to par, get + better, gain + confidence (with/in), do + a better job, pump up, ease, outdo, jazz up, take + a turn, take + a turn, take + a turn for the better, turn + Nombre + (a)round, polish up, best, trump, buff up, go + one better, move it up + a gear, notch it up + a gear, take it up + a gear, take it up + a notch, crank it up + a notch, crank it up + a gear, move it up + a notch, look up.
    Ex. These articles are compared with 34 articles on how similar blood changes might ameliorate Raynaud's disease.
    Ex. If the title is selected by a book club this helps boost the print-run and overall sales.
    Ex. Such familiarity can be cultivated with experience, and will consider the following features of data bases.
    Ex. An introduction explaining the nature and scope of the indexing language will enhance its value.
    Ex. Notice that it would be possible to improve recall indefinitely by scanning the entire document collection.
    Ex. The DOBIS/Leuven data bases is designed to optimize search and updating procedures, because these functions are critical to the operation of a library.
    Ex. After a brief discussion of basic hypertext operations, it considers some of the issues that arise in 'scaling up' hyptertext data base.
    Ex. A Permuterm index scores over a Double-KWIC index in that it avoids repetitive printing of one title.
    Ex. Sometimes it will be necessary to upgrade CIP records once the book is published, and this process is undertaken by BLBSD as appropriate.
    Ex. There was, it appeared, little point in spending more than four minutes indexing a particular document, for the additional time gave no improvement in results.
    Ex. She thumbed the pages slowly, explaining that the study had been conducted to try to ascertain student attitudes toward the media center, why they used it, which facilities they used, and to see if they had suggestions for bettering it.
    Ex. The article ' Bringing your golf collection up to par' gives guidelines on selecting library materials on golf.
    Ex. Systems will get better and cheaper with the passage of time.
    Ex. This assignment was designed to help students gain confidence in using print and computerized sources.
    Ex. At the same time librarians need to do a better job communicating information about available research and instructional support.
    Ex. The article ' Pump up the program...' identifies the costs and benefits of undertaking a software upgrade.
    Ex. To ease the cataloguer's job and save him the trouble of counting characters, DOBIS/LIBIS uses a special function.
    Ex. This novel is narrated by William, an underachiever who is constantly outdone by his charming and lovable identical twin brother.
    Ex. After jazzing up her appearance with a new blonde hairdo, she turns up in his office and talks him into taking her out for a meal.
    Ex. All went well, and with the addition of two new people, computer science took a turn.
    Ex. All went well, and with the addition of two new people, computer science took a turn.
    Ex. His private life, however, took a turn for the better.
    Ex. When he was younger he really turned the library around, from a backwater, two-bit operation to the respected institution it is today.
    Ex. If we polish up and internalize these pearls of wisdom, especially those which challenge our existing boundaries and beliefs, the payoff can be priceless.
    Ex. Back in 2001, the tossed salad they prepared fed some 5,000, which then bested the record held by a community in Utah in the United States.
    Ex. If prejudice is allowed to trump the rights that all citizens should enjoy, then everyone's freedoms are ultimately endangered.
    Ex. As a general rule, you can ' buff up' your look by making your shoulders seem wider and your waist narrower.
    Ex. I think Murray will go one better than Wimbledon, but will lose to Federer again in the final.
    Ex. Liverpool and Chelsea are grabbing all the headlines, but Arsenal have quietly moved it up a gear scoring 10 goals in their last three league games.
    Ex. Start gently, ease yourself in by breaking the workout down into three one minute sessions until you are ready to notch it up a gear and join them together.
    Ex. There was not much to separate the sides in the first ten minutes however Arsenal took it up a gear and got the goal but not without a bit of luck.
    Ex. We have a good time together and we're good friends.. but I'd like to take it up a notch.
    Ex. David quickly comprehended our project needs and then cranked it up a notch with impactful design.
    Ex. Went for a bike ride with a mate last week, no problems so will crank it up a gear and tackle some hills in the next few weeks.
    Ex. After a regular walking routine is established, why not move it up a notch and start jogging, if you haven't already.
    Ex. Things may be looking up for Blair, but it is still not certain that he will fight the election.
    ----
    * cosas + mejorar = things + get better.
    * empezar a mejorar = turn + a corner, take + a turn, take + a turn for the better.
    * información que permite mejorar la situación social de Alguien = empowering information.
    * mejorar con respecto a = be an improvement on.
    * mejorar considerablemente = raise to + greater heights, take + Nombre + to greater heights.
    * mejorar el pasado = improve on + the past.
    * mejorar la autoestima = improve + self-esteem.
    * mejorar la calidad = raise + standard, raise + quality.
    * mejorar la calidad de vida = improve + living standards, raise + living standards.
    * mejorar la eficacia = enhance + effectiveness.
    * mejorar la exhaustividad = improve + recall.
    * mejorar la pertinencia = improve + precision.
    * mejorar la precisión = improve + precision.
    * mejorar la productividad = improve + productivity.
    * mejorar las destrezas = sharpen + Posesivo + skills.
    * mejorar la situación = improve + the lot.
    * mejorar las probabilidades = shorten + the odds.
    * mejorar la suerte = improve + the lot.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + apariencia = smarten (up) + Posesivo + appearance.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + autoestima = enhance + Posesivo + self-esteem.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + calidad de vida = raise + Posesivo + quality of living.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + imagen = raise + Posesivo + profile, smarten up + Posesivo + image, enhance + Posesivo + image, buff up + Posesivo + image.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + imagen = enhance + Posesivo + identity.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + suerte = improve + Posesivo + lot.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + vida = improve + Posesivo + life.
    * mejorar una situación = ameliorate + situation.
    * que mejora la calidad de vida = life-enhancing.
    * situación + mejorar = situation + ease.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <condiciones/situación> to improve
    b) < oferta> ( en subastas) to increase
    2.
    mejorar vi tiempo to improve, get better; resultados/calidad/situación to improve, get better; persona (Med) to get better

    han mejorado de posiciónthey've come o gone up in the world

    3.
    mejorarse v pron
    a) enfermo to get better

    ¿ya te mejoraste de la gripe? — have you got over the flu?

    que te mejores — get well soon, I hope you get better soon

    b) (Chi fam & euf) ( dar a luz) to give birth
    * * *
    = ameliorate, boost, cultivate, enhance, improve, optimise [optimize, -USA], scale up, score over, upgrade, give + improvement (in), better, bring + Nombre + up to par, get + better, gain + confidence (with/in), do + a better job, pump up, ease, outdo, jazz up, take + a turn, take + a turn, take + a turn for the better, turn + Nombre + (a)round, polish up, best, trump, buff up, go + one better, move it up + a gear, notch it up + a gear, take it up + a gear, take it up + a notch, crank it up + a notch, crank it up + a gear, move it up + a notch, look up.

    Ex: These articles are compared with 34 articles on how similar blood changes might ameliorate Raynaud's disease.

    Ex: If the title is selected by a book club this helps boost the print-run and overall sales.
    Ex: Such familiarity can be cultivated with experience, and will consider the following features of data bases.
    Ex: An introduction explaining the nature and scope of the indexing language will enhance its value.
    Ex: Notice that it would be possible to improve recall indefinitely by scanning the entire document collection.
    Ex: The DOBIS/Leuven data bases is designed to optimize search and updating procedures, because these functions are critical to the operation of a library.
    Ex: After a brief discussion of basic hypertext operations, it considers some of the issues that arise in 'scaling up' hyptertext data base.
    Ex: A Permuterm index scores over a Double-KWIC index in that it avoids repetitive printing of one title.
    Ex: Sometimes it will be necessary to upgrade CIP records once the book is published, and this process is undertaken by BLBSD as appropriate.
    Ex: There was, it appeared, little point in spending more than four minutes indexing a particular document, for the additional time gave no improvement in results.
    Ex: She thumbed the pages slowly, explaining that the study had been conducted to try to ascertain student attitudes toward the media center, why they used it, which facilities they used, and to see if they had suggestions for bettering it.
    Ex: The article ' Bringing your golf collection up to par' gives guidelines on selecting library materials on golf.
    Ex: Systems will get better and cheaper with the passage of time.
    Ex: This assignment was designed to help students gain confidence in using print and computerized sources.
    Ex: At the same time librarians need to do a better job communicating information about available research and instructional support.
    Ex: The article ' Pump up the program...' identifies the costs and benefits of undertaking a software upgrade.
    Ex: To ease the cataloguer's job and save him the trouble of counting characters, DOBIS/LIBIS uses a special function.
    Ex: This novel is narrated by William, an underachiever who is constantly outdone by his charming and lovable identical twin brother.
    Ex: After jazzing up her appearance with a new blonde hairdo, she turns up in his office and talks him into taking her out for a meal.
    Ex: All went well, and with the addition of two new people, computer science took a turn.
    Ex: All went well, and with the addition of two new people, computer science took a turn.
    Ex: His private life, however, took a turn for the better.
    Ex: When he was younger he really turned the library around, from a backwater, two-bit operation to the respected institution it is today.
    Ex: If we polish up and internalize these pearls of wisdom, especially those which challenge our existing boundaries and beliefs, the payoff can be priceless.
    Ex: Back in 2001, the tossed salad they prepared fed some 5,000, which then bested the record held by a community in Utah in the United States.
    Ex: If prejudice is allowed to trump the rights that all citizens should enjoy, then everyone's freedoms are ultimately endangered.
    Ex: As a general rule, you can ' buff up' your look by making your shoulders seem wider and your waist narrower.
    Ex: I think Murray will go one better than Wimbledon, but will lose to Federer again in the final.
    Ex: Liverpool and Chelsea are grabbing all the headlines, but Arsenal have quietly moved it up a gear scoring 10 goals in their last three league games.
    Ex: Start gently, ease yourself in by breaking the workout down into three one minute sessions until you are ready to notch it up a gear and join them together.
    Ex: There was not much to separate the sides in the first ten minutes however Arsenal took it up a gear and got the goal but not without a bit of luck.
    Ex: We have a good time together and we're good friends.. but I'd like to take it up a notch.
    Ex: David quickly comprehended our project needs and then cranked it up a notch with impactful design.
    Ex: Went for a bike ride with a mate last week, no problems so will crank it up a gear and tackle some hills in the next few weeks.
    Ex: After a regular walking routine is established, why not move it up a notch and start jogging, if you haven't already.
    Ex: Things may be looking up for Blair, but it is still not certain that he will fight the election.
    * cosas + mejorar = things + get better.
    * empezar a mejorar = turn + a corner, take + a turn, take + a turn for the better.
    * información que permite mejorar la situación social de Alguien = empowering information.
    * mejorar con respecto a = be an improvement on.
    * mejorar considerablemente = raise to + greater heights, take + Nombre + to greater heights.
    * mejorar el pasado = improve on + the past.
    * mejorar la autoestima = improve + self-esteem.
    * mejorar la calidad = raise + standard, raise + quality.
    * mejorar la calidad de vida = improve + living standards, raise + living standards.
    * mejorar la eficacia = enhance + effectiveness.
    * mejorar la exhaustividad = improve + recall.
    * mejorar la pertinencia = improve + precision.
    * mejorar la precisión = improve + precision.
    * mejorar la productividad = improve + productivity.
    * mejorar las destrezas = sharpen + Posesivo + skills.
    * mejorar la situación = improve + the lot.
    * mejorar las probabilidades = shorten + the odds.
    * mejorar la suerte = improve + the lot.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + apariencia = smarten (up) + Posesivo + appearance.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + autoestima = enhance + Posesivo + self-esteem.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + calidad de vida = raise + Posesivo + quality of living.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + imagen = raise + Posesivo + profile, smarten up + Posesivo + image, enhance + Posesivo + image, buff up + Posesivo + image.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + imagen = enhance + Posesivo + identity.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + suerte = improve + Posesivo + lot.
    * mejorar + Posesivo + vida = improve + Posesivo + life.
    * mejorar una situación = ameliorate + situation.
    * que mejora la calidad de vida = life-enhancing.
    * situación + mejorar = situation + ease.

    * * *
    mejorar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹condiciones/situación› to improve
    este tratamiento te mejorará enseguida this treatment will make you better right away
    tienes que mejorar las notas/la letra you must improve your grades/your handwriting
    intentó mejorar su marca she tried to improve on o beat her own record
    2 ‹oferta› (en subastas) to increase
    los empresarios mejoraron la propuesta the management improved their offer o made a better offer
    ■ mejorar
    vi
    «tiempo» to improve, get better; «resultados/calidad» to improve, get better; «persona» ( Med) to get better
    mi situación económica no ha mejorado nada my financial situation hasn't improved at all o got any better
    ha mejorado de aspecto he looks a lot better
    tus notas no han mejorado mucho your grades haven't improved much o got(ten) any better
    han mejorado de posición they've come o gone up in the world
    el paciente sigue mejorando the patient is making a steady improvement
    1 «enfermo» to get better
    ¿ya te mejoraste de la gripe? have you got over the flu?
    que te mejores get well soon, I hope you get better soon
    2 ( Chi fam euf) (dar a luz) to give birth
    * * *

     

    mejorar ( conjugate mejorar) verbo transitivocondiciones/situación/oferta to improve;
    marca to improve on, beat;

    verbo intransitivo [tiempo/calidad/situación] to improve, get better;

    [ persona] (Med) to get better;

    mejorarse verbo pronominal [ enfermo] to get better;
    que te mejores get well soon, I hope you get better soon
    mejorar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 to improve: han mejorado la educación, education has been improved
    2 Dep (un tiempo, una marca) to break
    II verbo intransitivo to improve, get better: espero que el tiempo mejore, I hope the weather gets better
    su salud no mejora, his health is not improving

    ' mejorar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    enriquecer
    - ganar
    - perfeccionar
    - potenciar
    - refacción
    - superar
    English:
    ameliorate
    - better
    - existence
    - get along
    - improve
    - improve on
    - improvement
    - look up
    - pick up
    - progress
    - raise
    - security
    - technique
    - turn
    - upgrade
    - brighten
    - enhance
    - go
    - look
    - matter
    - out
    - perk
    - pick
    - rise
    - room
    - smarten up
    - up
    * * *
    vt
    1. [hacer mejor] to improve;
    mejoraron las condiciones de trabajo working conditions were improved;
    su principal objetivo es mejorar la economía their main aim is to improve the economy's performance
    2. [enfermo] to make better;
    estas pastillas lo mejorarán these tablets will make him better
    3. [superar] to improve;
    mejorar una oferta to make a better offer;
    mejoró el recórd mundial she beat the world record
    vi
    1. [ponerse mejor] to improve, to get better;
    el paciente está mejorando the patient's condition is improving, the patient is getting better;
    necesita mejorar en matemáticas he needs to improve o do better in mathematics
    2. [tiempo, clima] to improve, to get better;
    tan pronto como mejore, salimos a dar un paseo as soon as the weather improves o gets better we'll go out for a walk;
    después de la lluvia el día mejoró after the rain it cleared up
    * * *
    I v/t improve
    II v/i improve
    * * *
    : to improve, to make better
    : to improve, to get better
    * * *
    mejorar vb to improve

    Spanish-English dictionary > mejorar

  • 167 mientras estamos en ello

    Ex. While we're at it, let's get rid of locutions that imply that men are inherently better than women.
    * * *

    Ex: While we're at it, let's get rid of locutions that imply that men are inherently better than women.

    Spanish-English dictionary > mientras estamos en ello

  • 168 modestamente

    adv.
    modestly, comelily, meekly, maidenly, honestly.
    * * *
    1 modestly
    * * *
    ADV
    1) (=humildemente) modestly

    - no estoy de acuerdo -dijo modestamente — "I don't agree," he said modestly

    yo creo, modestamente, que están equivocados — in my humble opinion, they are wrong

    2) (=sin lujo) modestly
    * * *
    Ex. Senior SLIS staff were seen to be relatively content with their present levels of funding which has been modestly increased in recent years = El personal de dirección de las EUBYD parecía estar relativamente contento con sus niveles actuales de financiación que se han incrementado moderadamente en los últimos años.
    * * *

    Ex: Senior SLIS staff were seen to be relatively content with their present levels of funding which has been modestly increased in recent years = El personal de dirección de las EUBYD parecía estar relativamente contento con sus niveles actuales de financiación que se han incrementado moderadamente en los últimos años.

    * * *
    1 (con sencillez) ‹vivir/vestir› simply, modestly
    una vivienda modestamente: amueblada a simply furnished home
    2 (sin jactancia) modestly, humbly
    en lo que modestamente podamos contribuir/servir to which we may make a modest contribution/in which we may humbly serve
    modestamente ofreció su experiencia she modestly offered her experience
    confesó modestamente no recordarlo he humbly admitted not remembering it
    * * *

    modestamente adverbio modestly: modestamente, creo que mi discurso fue mejor que el suyo, in all modesty, I think my speech was better than his
    ' modestamente' also found in these entries:
    English:
    modestly
    - unassumingly
    * * *
    modestly

    Spanish-English dictionary > modestamente

  • 169 más vale prevenir que curar

    prevention is better than cure
    * * *
    prevention is better than cure, better safe than sorry
    * * *
    = a stitch in time saves nine, better (to be) safe than sorry
    Ex. It is better too, for the help to be given before the problem has grown to a crisis -- a stitch in time saves nine.
    Ex. Common sense tells us that it is better to be safe than sorry.
    * * *
    = a stitch in time saves nine, better (to be) safe than sorry

    Ex: It is better too, for the help to be given before the problem has grown to a crisis -- a stitch in time saves nine.

    Ex: Common sense tells us that it is better to be safe than sorry.

    Spanish-English dictionary > más vale prevenir que curar

  • 170 mí mismo

    pron.
    myself, me.
    * * *
    Ex. And since I myself am not so prompt in answering letters, I appreciate other people being better than I am.
    * * *

    Ex: And since I myself am not so prompt in answering letters, I appreciate other people being better than I am.

    Spanish-English dictionary > mí mismo

  • 171 no cursar una asignatura

    (v.) = skip + grades
    Ex. But not everybody agrees with you, Glenn, about enrichment being better than having kids skip grades.
    * * *
    (v.) = skip + grades

    Ex: But not everybody agrees with you, Glenn, about enrichment being better than having kids skip grades.

    Spanish-English dictionary > no cursar una asignatura

  • 172 odioso

    adj.
    hateful, detestable, loathsome, obnoxious.
    * * *
    1 hateful, despicable, odious
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=detestable) odious, hateful, detestable
    2) (=repelente) nasty, unpleasant
    3) Arg, Chile, Perú (=molesto) annoying
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo <trabajo/tema> horrible, hateful; < persona> horrible, odious
    * * *
    = horrid, odious, invidious, hateful, detestable, loathsome.
    Ex. The horrid thing broke out with a screeching laugh, and pointed his brown finger at me.
    Ex. Perhaps Jane Austen was aware of this, for having stated the fact of the elopement briefly, she says airily: 'Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery, I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can'.
    Ex. Within the ranks of authorship therefore there are many types of author and it is invidious to claim that one sort is necessarily 'better' than another.
    Ex. You will not upload, post, reproduce or distribute through the Service any libelous, obscene, unlawful, racist, hateful, or otherwise objectionable information of any kind.
    Ex. He then made the comment that our soldiers are fighting ' detestable murderers and scumbags'.
    Ex. It is loathsome and grotesquely hypocritical that pro-lifers oppose abortion, but are unconcerned about the mistreatment of animals used in the food industry.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo <trabajo/tema> horrible, hateful; < persona> horrible, odious
    * * *
    = horrid, odious, invidious, hateful, detestable, loathsome.

    Ex: The horrid thing broke out with a screeching laugh, and pointed his brown finger at me.

    Ex: Perhaps Jane Austen was aware of this, for having stated the fact of the elopement briefly, she says airily: 'Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery, I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can'.
    Ex: Within the ranks of authorship therefore there are many types of author and it is invidious to claim that one sort is necessarily 'better' than another.
    Ex: You will not upload, post, reproduce or distribute through the Service any libelous, obscene, unlawful, racist, hateful, or otherwise objectionable information of any kind.
    Ex: He then made the comment that our soldiers are fighting ' detestable murderers and scumbags'.
    Ex: It is loathsome and grotesquely hypocritical that pro-lifers oppose abortion, but are unconcerned about the mistreatment of animals used in the food industry.

    * * *
    odioso -sa
    1 ‹trabajo/tema› horrible, hateful
    su odiosa manía de mandar a todo el mundo her maddening o annoying o horrible habit of bossing everyone around
    2 ‹persona› (antipático) nasty, horrible, odious
    * * *

    odioso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo ‹trabajo/tema horrible, hateful;


    persona horrible, odious
    odioso,-a adjetivo hateful
    ' odioso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    despreciable
    - odiosa
    English:
    anathema
    - hateful
    - invidious
    - loathsome
    - obnoxious
    - odious
    * * *
    odioso, -a adj
    [persona, actitud, acción] hateful, horrible;
    tiene la odiosa manía de interrumpir a todo el mundo she has the annoying o irritating habit of interrupting everyone
    * * *
    adj odious, hateful
    * * *
    odioso, -sa adj
    abominable, aborrecible: hateful, detestable
    * * *
    odioso adj horrible

    Spanish-English dictionary > odioso

  • 173 opinión

    f.
    opinion, notion, conviction, belief.
    * * *
    1 (juicio) opinion, view
    en mi opinión in my opinion, in my view
    \
    cambiar de opinión to change one's mind
    la opinión pública public opinion
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF opinion, view

    ser de la opinión (de) que... — to be of the opinion that..., take the view that...

    * * *
    femenino opinion

    ¿cuál es tu opinión sobre el programa? — what do you think of the program?

    * * *
    = claim, contention, feedback, judgement [judgment], regard, view, say, voice, perception.
    Ex. The final justification is to be found in the claim that SLIS provide a form of information education that is not provided elsewhere.
    Ex. The main contentions are that it would serve both the long-term interests of authors and publishers and the interests of users of information.
    Ex. The statements are framed one at a time, and feedback is available at each stage, hence the term 'interactive searching'.
    Ex. In my judgment, these changes will come about in one of two ways.
    Ex. Their sheer institutional standing and regard have had a bearing upon the creation of a situation which is a good deal better than it might otherwise have been.
    Ex. There is an alternative method for the design of subject retrieval devices, and that is to build languages or schemes which depend upon some theoretical views about the nature and structure of knowledge.
    Ex. I've seen people clamor for a say and when it's given to them they don't take it.
    Ex. I am particularly interested in hearing from practicing music and digital librarians, those in industry, and those who have had experience with other evaluation programmes, though all voices are welcomed.
    Ex. Nevertheless, citation indexes do seek to link documents according to their content (or at least the perception of their content held by the author of the source work).
    ----
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * ante la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * apoyar un opinión = support + contention.
    * artículo de opinión = discussion article, discussion paper, opinion article, feature article, opinion piece, op-ed.
    * atrincherado en las opiniones de Uno = set in + Posesivo + opinions.
    * cambiar de opinión = change + Posesivo + mind, change + feet, change + Posesivo + tune.
    * cambiar de opinión a mitad de camino = change + horses in midstream.
    * cambio de opinión = change of heart, change of mind.
    * columna de opinión = op-ed.
    * compartir la opinión de que = share + the view that.
    * dar la opinión sobre = give + opinion on.
    * dar una opinión = offer + opinion.
    * de acuerdo con + Posesivo + opinión = in + Posesivo + view, in + Posesivo + opinion.
    * defender un opinión = support + view.
    * diferencia de opinión (sobre) = difference of opinion (on).
    * diferencias de opinión = shades of opinion.
    * discrepacia de opiniones = conflict of opinions.
    * divergencia de opinión = divergence of opinion.
    * división de opiniones = division of opinion, split decision, divided opinions.
    * documento de opinión = discussion document.
    * empresa dedicada a los sondeos de opinión = polling firm, polling agency.
    * en contra de la opinión general = contrary to popular belief.
    * en la opinión de = in the opinion of.
    * en mi opinión = to my mind, in my opinion, to the best of my knowledge, in my view, to my knowledge, in my books.
    * en + Posesivo + opinión = to + Posesivo + mind.
    * escuchar la opinión de Alguien = hear + opinion.
    * es mi opinión = my two cents' worth.
    * expresar la opinión = volunteer + view.
    * expresar la opinión de uno = make + Posesivo + feelings known, put + viewpoint across.
    * expresar la opinión de uno sobre = give + Posesivo + thoughts on.
    * expresar opinión = express + view.
    * expresar opinión (sobre) = express + opinion (on).
    * expresar + Posesivo + opinión = find + Posesivo + (own) voice, find + voice, find + a voice.
    * expresar una opinión = voice + opinion.
    * expresar una opinión sobre = state + opinion on, venture + opinion on.
    * formarse una opinión = form + impression.
    * grupo de opinión = focus group.
    * haber división de opiniones = be split on, opinion + be divided.
    * haber división de opiniones entre los críticos = critics + be divided.
    * influir en la opinión pública = shape + public opinion, influence + public opinion.
    * intercambiar opiniones = exchange + views, share + opinions.
    * intercambio de opiniones sobre = exchange of opinion on.
    * la opinión de otra persona = a second opinion.
    * líder de opinión = opinion leader.
    * manipular la opinión = manipulate + opinion.
    * mantener una opinión = hold + view, hold + opinion.
    * mi opinión = my two cents' worth.
    * moldear la opinión pública = mould + public opinion.
    * ofrecer una opinión = offer + opinion.
    * opinión consensuada = consensus of opinion.
    * opinión de la mayoría = majority opinion.
    * opiniones diferentes = contrasting opinions.
    * opiniones diversas = mixed reactions, mixed reviews.
    * opiniones divididas = divided opinions.
    * opiniones opuestas = contrasting opinions.
    * opinión + estar dividida = opinion + be divided.
    * opinión general = consensus, consensus of opinion, accepted wisdom, conventional wisdom.
    * opinión general, la = received wisdom, the.
    * opinión generalmente aceptada = conventional wisdom.
    * opinión mayoritaria = majority opinion.
    * opinión personal = personal opinion.
    * opinión pública = outside-world, public opinion.
    * opinión pública, la = public mind, the.
    * opinión (sobre) = opinion (on).
    * pedir la opinión sobre = ask for + opinion on.
    * recabar la opinión = canvass + opinion.
    * recabar la opinión pública = gauge + public opinion.
    * recabar la opinión sobre = gauge + opinion on.
    * recabar opiniones = solicit + input.
    * recabar opinión sobre = elicit + opinion on.
    * recabar + Posesivo + opinión = gauge + Posesivo + reaction.
    * recabar una opinión = solicit + opinion.
    * recibir opiniones diversas = receive + mixed reviews.
    * reservarse la opinión = reserve + judgement.
    * respaldar una opinión = buttress + claim, support + view.
    * según la opinión de = in the opinion of.
    * según mi opinión = to the best of my knowledge.
    * según + Posesivo + opinión = in + Posesivo + view, in + Posesivo + opinion.
    * ser de la opinión de que = be of the opinion that, be of the view that.
    * sondear la opinión pública = gauge + public opinion.
    * sondear la opinión sobre = gauge + opinion on.
    * sondeo de opinión = opinion poll, Gallup poll, perceptions study, opinion polling.
    * sondeo de opinión por teléfono = telephone opinion poll.
    * sondeo de opinión pública = public opinion poll.
    * sondeo informal de opinión = straw poll.
    * sostener la opinión = argue.
    * sostener una opinión = hold + view, hold + opinion.
    * tener derecho a expresar + Posesivo + opinión = be entitled to + Posesivo + own opinion.
    * tener la opinión = it + be + Posesivo + understanding.
    * tener opinión = take + view.
    * tener una opinión = take + viewpoint, hold + view, hold + opinion.
    * tener una opinión sobre = have + an opinion on.
    * una segunda opinión = a second opinion.
    * * *
    femenino opinion

    ¿cuál es tu opinión sobre el programa? — what do you think of the program?

    * * *
    opinión (sobre)

    Ex: A reputable supplier will readily provide names of former customers who may be contacted for their opinions on service, support and maintenance.

    = claim, contention, feedback, judgement [judgment], regard, view, say, voice, perception.

    Ex: The final justification is to be found in the claim that SLIS provide a form of information education that is not provided elsewhere.

    Ex: The main contentions are that it would serve both the long-term interests of authors and publishers and the interests of users of information.
    Ex: The statements are framed one at a time, and feedback is available at each stage, hence the term 'interactive searching'.
    Ex: In my judgment, these changes will come about in one of two ways.
    Ex: Their sheer institutional standing and regard have had a bearing upon the creation of a situation which is a good deal better than it might otherwise have been.
    Ex: There is an alternative method for the design of subject retrieval devices, and that is to build languages or schemes which depend upon some theoretical views about the nature and structure of knowledge.
    Ex: I've seen people clamor for a say and when it's given to them they don't take it.
    Ex: I am particularly interested in hearing from practicing music and digital librarians, those in industry, and those who have had experience with other evaluation programmes, though all voices are welcomed.
    Ex: Nevertheless, citation indexes do seek to link documents according to their content (or at least the perception of their content held by the author of the source work).
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * ante la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * apoyar un opinión = support + contention.
    * artículo de opinión = discussion article, discussion paper, opinion article, feature article, opinion piece, op-ed.
    * atrincherado en las opiniones de Uno = set in + Posesivo + opinions.
    * cambiar de opinión = change + Posesivo + mind, change + feet, change + Posesivo + tune.
    * cambiar de opinión a mitad de camino = change + horses in midstream.
    * cambio de opinión = change of heart, change of mind.
    * columna de opinión = op-ed.
    * compartir la opinión de que = share + the view that.
    * dar la opinión sobre = give + opinion on.
    * dar una opinión = offer + opinion.
    * de acuerdo con + Posesivo + opinión = in + Posesivo + view, in + Posesivo + opinion.
    * defender un opinión = support + view.
    * diferencia de opinión (sobre) = difference of opinion (on).
    * diferencias de opinión = shades of opinion.
    * discrepacia de opiniones = conflict of opinions.
    * divergencia de opinión = divergence of opinion.
    * división de opiniones = division of opinion, split decision, divided opinions.
    * documento de opinión = discussion document.
    * empresa dedicada a los sondeos de opinión = polling firm, polling agency.
    * en contra de la opinión general = contrary to popular belief.
    * en la opinión de = in the opinion of.
    * en mi opinión = to my mind, in my opinion, to the best of my knowledge, in my view, to my knowledge, in my books.
    * en + Posesivo + opinión = to + Posesivo + mind.
    * escuchar la opinión de Alguien = hear + opinion.
    * es mi opinión = my two cents' worth.
    * expresar la opinión = volunteer + view.
    * expresar la opinión de uno = make + Posesivo + feelings known, put + viewpoint across.
    * expresar la opinión de uno sobre = give + Posesivo + thoughts on.
    * expresar opinión = express + view.
    * expresar opinión (sobre) = express + opinion (on).
    * expresar + Posesivo + opinión = find + Posesivo + (own) voice, find + voice, find + a voice.
    * expresar una opinión = voice + opinion.
    * expresar una opinión sobre = state + opinion on, venture + opinion on.
    * formarse una opinión = form + impression.
    * grupo de opinión = focus group.
    * haber división de opiniones = be split on, opinion + be divided.
    * haber división de opiniones entre los críticos = critics + be divided.
    * influir en la opinión pública = shape + public opinion, influence + public opinion.
    * intercambiar opiniones = exchange + views, share + opinions.
    * intercambio de opiniones sobre = exchange of opinion on.
    * la opinión de otra persona = a second opinion.
    * líder de opinión = opinion leader.
    * manipular la opinión = manipulate + opinion.
    * mantener una opinión = hold + view, hold + opinion.
    * mi opinión = my two cents' worth.
    * moldear la opinión pública = mould + public opinion.
    * ofrecer una opinión = offer + opinion.
    * opinión consensuada = consensus of opinion.
    * opinión de la mayoría = majority opinion.
    * opiniones diferentes = contrasting opinions.
    * opiniones diversas = mixed reactions, mixed reviews.
    * opiniones divididas = divided opinions.
    * opiniones opuestas = contrasting opinions.
    * opinión + estar dividida = opinion + be divided.
    * opinión general = consensus, consensus of opinion, accepted wisdom, conventional wisdom.
    * opinión general, la = received wisdom, the.
    * opinión generalmente aceptada = conventional wisdom.
    * opinión mayoritaria = majority opinion.
    * opinión personal = personal opinion.
    * opinión pública = outside-world, public opinion.
    * opinión pública, la = public mind, the.
    * opinión (sobre) = opinion (on).
    * pedir la opinión sobre = ask for + opinion on.
    * recabar la opinión = canvass + opinion.
    * recabar la opinión pública = gauge + public opinion.
    * recabar la opinión sobre = gauge + opinion on.
    * recabar opiniones = solicit + input.
    * recabar opinión sobre = elicit + opinion on.
    * recabar + Posesivo + opinión = gauge + Posesivo + reaction.
    * recabar una opinión = solicit + opinion.
    * recibir opiniones diversas = receive + mixed reviews.
    * reservarse la opinión = reserve + judgement.
    * respaldar una opinión = buttress + claim, support + view.
    * según la opinión de = in the opinion of.
    * según mi opinión = to the best of my knowledge.
    * según + Posesivo + opinión = in + Posesivo + view, in + Posesivo + opinion.
    * ser de la opinión de que = be of the opinion that, be of the view that.
    * sondear la opinión pública = gauge + public opinion.
    * sondear la opinión sobre = gauge + opinion on.
    * sondeo de opinión = opinion poll, Gallup poll, perceptions study, opinion polling.
    * sondeo de opinión por teléfono = telephone opinion poll.
    * sondeo de opinión pública = public opinion poll.
    * sondeo informal de opinión = straw poll.
    * sostener la opinión = argue.
    * sostener una opinión = hold + view, hold + opinion.
    * tener derecho a expresar + Posesivo + opinión = be entitled to + Posesivo + own opinion.
    * tener la opinión = it + be + Posesivo + understanding.
    * tener opinión = take + view.
    * tener una opinión = take + viewpoint, hold + view, hold + opinion.
    * tener una opinión sobre = have + an opinion on.
    * una segunda opinión = a second opinion.

    * * *
    opinion
    no comparto tu opinión sobre este tema I do not share your view o opinion o I disagree with you on this subject
    ¿cuál es tu opinión sobre el programa? what do you think of the program?
    ¿qué opinión le merece esta nueva producción? ( frml); what is your opinion of this new production?
    en mi opinión fue un error in my opinion it was a mistake
    cambió de opinión he changed his mind
    es de la opinión de que no se les debe pegar a los niños she doesn't believe in hitting children, she is of the opinion that you mustn't hit children
    importantes sectores de opinión piensan que … significant bodies of opinion think that …
    es una cuestión de opinión it's a matter of opinion
    no tengo muy buena opinión de él I don't think very highly of him, I don't have a very high opinion of him
    Compuesto:
    la opinión pública public opinion
    un cambio en la opinión pública a change in public opinion
    no se puede engañar a la opinión pública con falsas promesas you cannot fool people o the public with false promises
    * * *

     

    opinión sustantivo femenino
    opinion;

    cambió de opinión he changed his mind;
    la opinión pública public opinion
    opinión sustantivo femenino opinion: siempre está cambiando de opinión, she's always changing her mind

    ' opinión' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adherirse
    - antinuclear
    - apoyarse
    - apreciación
    - asesorar
    - aventurar
    - cambio
    - certera
    - certero
    - concepto
    - consejo
    - criterio
    - decantar
    - decir
    - discutible
    - disidencia
    - ecuánime
    - emitir
    - encuesta
    - entender
    - fama
    - idea
    - impresión
    - incluso
    - judicatura
    - juicio
    - manifestar
    -
    - opinar
    - opositor
    - opositora
    - opuesta
    - opuesto
    - para
    - parecer
    - pericial
    - prender
    - previa
    - previo
    - pronunciarse
    - prospección
    - prudente
    - pulsar
    - ratificar
    - según
    - sentir
    - sesgar
    - solicitar
    - someter
    - sondeo
    English:
    about-face
    - about-turn
    - advance
    - adverse
    - approve of
    - argue
    - belief
    - book
    - change
    - colour
    - currency
    - current
    - dead
    - decided
    - differ
    - discount
    - editorial
    - esteem
    - estimation
    - feeling
    - find
    - frank
    - glowing
    - groundswell
    - high
    - inflated
    - initially
    - judge
    - judgement
    - judgment
    - like-minded
    - low
    - mind
    - minority
    - mirror
    - misguided
    - mixed
    - moderate
    - one-sided
    - opinion
    - opinion poll
    - opposing
    - opposite
    - outlook
    - partisan
    - poll
    - position
    - prerogative
    - prevail
    - prevailing
    * * *
    opinion;
    en mi opinión no deberíamos ir in my opinion, we shouldn't go;
    es mi opinión personal that's my personal opinion;
    ¿cuál es tu opinión al respecto? what's your opinion o view on this matter?;
    después de escuchar distintas opiniones sobre el tema… after hearing different views on the matter…;
    compartir una opinión to share a view o an opinion;
    he cambiado de opinión I've changed my mind;
    expresar o [m5] dar una opinión to give an opinion;
    reservarse la opinión to reserve judgment;
    ser de la opinión de que to be of the opinion that;
    ser una cuestión de opinión to be a matter of opinion;
    tener buena/mala opinión de alguien to have a high/low opinion of sb
    la opinión pública public opinion
    * * *
    f opinion;
    la opinión pública public opinion;
    en mi opinión in my opinion;
    tener buena/mala opinión de alguien think highly/little of s.o.
    * * *
    opinión nf, pl - niones : opinion, belief
    * * *
    opinión n opinion / view

    Spanish-English dictionary > opinión

  • 174 ostentoso

    adj.
    1 vain, presumptuous, show-off.
    2 ostentatious, flash, flashy, show-off.
    3 ostentatious, pretentious.
    * * *
    1 ostentatious
    * * *
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo ostentatious
    * * *
    = gaudy [gaudier -comp., gaudiest -sup.], glitzy, splashy, flashy [flashier -comp., flashiest -sup.], flamboyant, garish, lurid, swanky [swankier -comp., swankiest -sup.], ostentatious.
    Ex. Less gaudy techniques are usually in the end more successful.
    Ex. The article has the title 'Censorship, negative criticism, glitzy trends, growing publisher output, and other shadows on the landscape of children's book reviewing'.
    Ex. Big, splashy promotions work if the books themselves work, and the responsibility for that lies with the editor.
    Ex. In contrast to the sophisticated use of multimedia, the use of ' flashy' multimedia elements did not have any instructional value.
    Ex. Nathan was known for being the most flamboyant DJ in the area.
    Ex. Some of the streets transform at night with garish neon lights and red lanterns signifying houses of pleasure.
    Ex. When she discovered vintage comics and their lurid covers, she went nuts.
    Ex. Sitting on a tailgate drinking a beer with a good friend can be better than going to a swanky martini bar, especially if you know where the good country roads are.
    Ex. Then came the time when ostentatious opulence was replaced with a subtler, but no less striking design style.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo ostentatious
    * * *
    = gaudy [gaudier -comp., gaudiest -sup.], glitzy, splashy, flashy [flashier -comp., flashiest -sup.], flamboyant, garish, lurid, swanky [swankier -comp., swankiest -sup.], ostentatious.

    Ex: Less gaudy techniques are usually in the end more successful.

    Ex: The article has the title 'Censorship, negative criticism, glitzy trends, growing publisher output, and other shadows on the landscape of children's book reviewing'.
    Ex: Big, splashy promotions work if the books themselves work, and the responsibility for that lies with the editor.
    Ex: In contrast to the sophisticated use of multimedia, the use of ' flashy' multimedia elements did not have any instructional value.
    Ex: Nathan was known for being the most flamboyant DJ in the area.
    Ex: Some of the streets transform at night with garish neon lights and red lanterns signifying houses of pleasure.
    Ex: When she discovered vintage comics and their lurid covers, she went nuts.
    Ex: Sitting on a tailgate drinking a beer with a good friend can be better than going to a swanky martini bar, especially if you know where the good country roads are.
    Ex: Then came the time when ostentatious opulence was replaced with a subtler, but no less striking design style.

    * * *
    ostentatious
    * * *

    ostentoso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    ostentatious
    ostentoso,-a adjetivo ostentatious

    ' ostentoso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    llamativa
    - llamativo
    - ostentosa
    - exhibicionista
    - pomposo
    English:
    grandiose
    - ostentatious
    * * *
    ostentoso, -a adj
    ostentatious
    * * *
    adj ostentatious
    * * *
    ostentoso, -sa adj
    : ostentatious, showy

    Spanish-English dictionary > ostentoso

  • 175 palabra impresa

    Ex. The writer's gift is to orchestrate words in print better than the rest of us.
    * * *
    la palabra impresa
    (n.) = printed word, the

    Ex: Certainly the printed word is the standard format for reading and is here to stay.

    Ex: The writer's gift is to orchestrate words in print better than the rest of us.

    Spanish-English dictionary > palabra impresa

  • 176 pelea

    f.
    1 fight (a golpes).
    peleas callejeras street fighting
    2 row, quarrel (riña).
    3 combat, armed struggle, engagement.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: pelear.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: pelear.
    * * *
    1 (física) fight; (verbal) quarrel, row
    2 (esfuerzo) struggle
    \
    buscar pelea to look for trouble
    * * *
    noun f.
    3) row
    * * *
    SF [a golpes, patadas] fight; (=discusión, riña) quarrel, row

    gallo de pelea — fighting cock, gamecock

    * * *
    a) ( discusión) quarrel, fight (colloq), argument

    tuvimos una peleawe quarreled o had an argument

    b) ( en sentido físico) fight
    c) ( en boxeo) fight
    * * *
    = scramble, fight, quarrel, fray, donnybrook, run-in, altercation, fighting, bickering, squabble, squabbling, brawl, rumble, fistfight, dust-up.
    Ex. Mergers and acquisitions are playing an increasing important part in corporate strategies, stimulated by the scramble for market position in the new Europe.
    Ex. The proud mother, as a result, had been a leader in the fight to establish a program for the 'gifted and talented' in the public school system.
    Ex. The following account of a quarrel which took place in about 1540 between Thomas Platter and Balthasar Ruch comes from Platter's autobiography = El siguiente relato de la pelea que tuvo lugar alreadedor de 1540 entre Thomas Platter y Balthasar Ruch procede de la autobiografía del mismo Platter.
    Ex. The academic librarian, by remaining neutral, can stay above the fray and does not need to take sides in order to provide scholars with access to the truth.
    Ex. Feaver mentioned that she and Claverhouse frequently engage in some real ' donnybrooks,' as she put it, which invariably include a lot of amicable bantering, whenever they discuss anything.
    Ex. 'When you've been here a while, you'll see that it's hard to avoid run-ins with her,' Lehmann spoke up.
    Ex. Then I came within this disagreeable person's atmosphere, and lo! before I know what's happened I'm involved in an unpleasant altercation.
    Ex. The children were involved in manual labour, guard duty, front-line fighting, bomb manufacture, setting sea/land mines & radio & communication.
    Ex. Even if the management decided to make an arbitrary decision, it would be better than the endless bickering and ad-hoc measures we are having to put up with.
    Ex. One might mistakenly be left with the impression that the crisis is a mere 'banana republic' squabble over power.
    Ex. The DVD-RW drive has arrived but not without lots of squabbling among industry competitors.
    Ex. About 75% of all personal acts of violence (murder, assault and battery), 90% of vandalism, 75% of public brawls, & more than 50% of burglaries & thefts are alcohol-related.
    Ex. It is common practice for gang members to make sure that the police are informed of an impending rumble.
    Ex. Gone are the days of the good old fistfight, where instead of grabbing a gun, a knife or a bat to end an argument, you actually used your fist to make your point.
    Ex. The annual global dust-up over whale hunting is about to kick off again.
    ----
    * pelea a bofetadas = face-slapping.
    * pelea a muerte = fight to death.
    * pelea a puñetazos = fistfight.
    * pelea de almohadas = pillow fight.
    * pelea de boxeo = prize fight, boxing match.
    * pelea de perros = dogfight [dog fight].
    * pelea hasta la muerte = fight to death.
    * separar una pelea = break up + fight.
    * * *
    a) ( discusión) quarrel, fight (colloq), argument

    tuvimos una peleawe quarreled o had an argument

    b) ( en sentido físico) fight
    c) ( en boxeo) fight
    * * *
    = scramble, fight, quarrel, fray, donnybrook, run-in, altercation, fighting, bickering, squabble, squabbling, brawl, rumble, fistfight, dust-up.

    Ex: Mergers and acquisitions are playing an increasing important part in corporate strategies, stimulated by the scramble for market position in the new Europe.

    Ex: The proud mother, as a result, had been a leader in the fight to establish a program for the 'gifted and talented' in the public school system.
    Ex: The following account of a quarrel which took place in about 1540 between Thomas Platter and Balthasar Ruch comes from Platter's autobiography = El siguiente relato de la pelea que tuvo lugar alreadedor de 1540 entre Thomas Platter y Balthasar Ruch procede de la autobiografía del mismo Platter.
    Ex: The academic librarian, by remaining neutral, can stay above the fray and does not need to take sides in order to provide scholars with access to the truth.
    Ex: Feaver mentioned that she and Claverhouse frequently engage in some real ' donnybrooks,' as she put it, which invariably include a lot of amicable bantering, whenever they discuss anything.
    Ex: 'When you've been here a while, you'll see that it's hard to avoid run-ins with her,' Lehmann spoke up.
    Ex: Then I came within this disagreeable person's atmosphere, and lo! before I know what's happened I'm involved in an unpleasant altercation.
    Ex: The children were involved in manual labour, guard duty, front-line fighting, bomb manufacture, setting sea/land mines & radio & communication.
    Ex: Even if the management decided to make an arbitrary decision, it would be better than the endless bickering and ad-hoc measures we are having to put up with.
    Ex: One might mistakenly be left with the impression that the crisis is a mere 'banana republic' squabble over power.
    Ex: The DVD-RW drive has arrived but not without lots of squabbling among industry competitors.
    Ex: About 75% of all personal acts of violence (murder, assault and battery), 90% of vandalism, 75% of public brawls, & more than 50% of burglaries & thefts are alcohol-related.
    Ex: It is common practice for gang members to make sure that the police are informed of an impending rumble.
    Ex: Gone are the days of the good old fistfight, where instead of grabbing a gun, a knife or a bat to end an argument, you actually used your fist to make your point.
    Ex: The annual global dust-up over whale hunting is about to kick off again.
    * pelea a bofetadas = face-slapping.
    * pelea a muerte = fight to death.
    * pelea a puñetazos = fistfight.
    * pelea de almohadas = pillow fight.
    * pelea de boxeo = prize fight, boxing match.
    * pelea de perros = dogfight [dog fight].
    * pelea hasta la muerte = fight to death.
    * separar una pelea = break up + fight.

    * * *
    1 (riña, discusión) quarrel, fight ( colloq), argument
    anda siempre buscando pelea he's always trying to pick a quarrel o fight, he's always looking for an argument
    es ella la que siempre está armando pelea she's the one who always starts the fights
    tuvimos una pelea we quarreled o had an argument
    ni en pelea de perros ( Chi fam); never in one's life
    3 (en boxeo) fight
    Compuesto:
    (literal) cockfight; (discusión acalorada) shouting match
    * * *

    Del verbo pelear: ( conjugate pelear)

    pelea es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    pelea    
    pelear
    pelea sustantivo femenino
    a) ( discusión) quarrel, fight (colloq), argument;

    buscar pelea to try to pick a quarrel o fight;

    tuvimos una pelea we quarreled o had an argument


    pelear ( conjugate pelear) verbo intransitivo

    peleaon por una tontería they quarreled o (colloq) had a fight over a silly little thing


    ( terminar) to break up, split up

    pelea por algo to fight over sth
    pelearse verbo pronominal

    ( pegarse) to fight;
    pelease por algo to quarrel/fight over sth

    ( terminar) to break up, split up
    pelea sustantivo femenino
    1 (lucha) fight
    2 (discusión) row, quarrel: siempre está buscando pelea, he's always trying to pick a quarrel
    pelear verbo intransitivo
    1 (luchar) to fight
    2 (discutir) to quarrel, argue
    3 (esforzarse por algo) to work hard
    ' pelea' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bronca
    - callejera
    - callejero
    - contienda
    - deslucir
    - disputa
    - gallera
    - gallero
    - gallo
    - gresca
    - lance
    - reñida
    - reñido
    - riña
    - tomo
    - trapisonda
    - amañar
    - andar
    - armar
    - bochinche
    - interponerse
    - intervenir
    - lucha
    - parado
    - peleador
    - rendir
    - tongo
    English:
    aggro
    - argument
    - bang
    - bust-up
    - culminate
    - fight
    - fistfight
    - pick
    - punch-up
    - rough-and-tumble
    - roughhouse
    - row
    - run-in
    - scrap
    - spoil for
    - struggle
    - tussle
    - work up to
    - brawl
    - bust
    - ensue
    - falling
    - fist
    - quarrel
    - spoil
    * * *
    pelea nf
    1. [a golpes] fight;
    una pelea cuerpo a cuerpo a hand-to-hand fight
    2. [discusión] row, quarrel
    3. [combate] fight;
    una pelea de gallos a cockfight
    * * *
    f fight
    * * *
    pelea nf
    1) lucha: fight
    2) : quarrel
    * * *
    1. (lucha) fight
    2. (riña) quarrel / row

    Spanish-English dictionary > pelea

  • 177 pijo

    1 familiar posh
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 familiar (chico) rich boy; (chica) rich girl
    1 tabú prick
    ————————
    1 tabú prick
    * * *
    pijo, -a
    1. ADJ *
    1) [persona, ropa, discoteca] posh
    2) (=tonto) stupid
    2. SM / F *
    1) (=niño bien) spoilt brat, spoilt rich kid
    2) (=tonto) berk *, twit *, jerk (EEUU) *
    3. SM
    1) Esp *** (=pene) prick ***
    2) **
    - ¿qué pijos haces aquí?
    * * *
    I
    - ja adjetivo (Esp fam & pey) <persona/moda/lugar> posh (colloq & pej)
    II
    - ja masculino, femenino (Esp fam & pey) rich kid (colloq & pej)
    * * *
    = preppy [preppier -comp., preppiest -sup.], posh [posher -comp., poshest -sup.], preppy [preppie], swanky [swankier -comp., swankiest -sup.].
    Ex. Of tobacco-using students, 46% wore preppy or trendy clothing & 90% exhibited a cheerful facial expression.
    Ex. She entered the 'in-crowd' when she was hired by a posh country club and befriended the charismatic leader of a clique of wealthy college students.
    Ex. Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex. Sitting on a tailgate drinking a beer with a good friend can be better than going to a swanky martini bar, especially if you know where the good country roads are.
    ----
    * mamá pija y tía buena = yummy mummy.
    * * *
    I
    - ja adjetivo (Esp fam & pey) <persona/moda/lugar> posh (colloq & pej)
    II
    - ja masculino, femenino (Esp fam & pey) rich kid (colloq & pej)
    * * *
    = preppy [preppier -comp., preppiest -sup.], posh [posher -comp., poshest -sup.], preppy [preppie], swanky [swankier -comp., swankiest -sup.].

    Ex: Of tobacco-using students, 46% wore preppy or trendy clothing & 90% exhibited a cheerful facial expression.

    Ex: She entered the 'in-crowd' when she was hired by a posh country club and befriended the charismatic leader of a clique of wealthy college students.
    Ex: Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex: Sitting on a tailgate drinking a beer with a good friend can be better than going to a swanky martini bar, especially if you know where the good country roads are.
    * mamá pija y tía buena = yummy mummy.

    * * *
    pijo1 -ja
    ( Esp fam pey) ‹persona› posh ( colloq pej), stuck-up ( colloq pej); ‹moda/lugar› posh ( colloq pej)
    pijo2 -ja
    masculine, feminine
    ( Esp fam pey) rich kid ( colloq pej)
    * * *

    pijo
    ◊ -ja adjetivo (Esp fam &

    pey) ‹persona/moda/lugar posh (colloq & pej)
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (Esp fam & pey) rich kid (colloq & pej)
    pijo,-a fam, pey
    I adjetivo posh, snooty
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino rich kid, spoilt brat
    ' pijo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    pija
    - pije
    English:
    posh
    - preppy
    - swanky
    * * *
    pijo, -a Esp
    adj
    Fam Pey
    1. [esnob] [persona] = who speaks and dresses in an affected way;
    llevaba una chaqueta muy pija he was wearing a typical rich kid jacket;
    tenía un acento muy pijo he spoke with the affected accent of a trendy youth
    2. [refinado] posh
    nm,f
    Fam Pey [persona] = person who speaks and dresses in an affected way
    nm
    muy Fam [pene] prick, cock
    * * *
    I adj posh
    II m vulg ( pene) prick vulg
    III m, pija f fam
    persona rich kid fam
    * * *
    pijo1 adj posh
    pijo2 n rich kid

    Spanish-English dictionary > pijo

  • 178 plana

    f.
    1 page.
    en primera plana on the front page
    2 plain (llanura).
    3 drawknife.
    * * *
    1 (página) page
    \
    a toda plana full page
    * * *
    f., (m. - plano)
    * * *
    SF
    1) [de hoja] side, page; (Tip) page; (Escol) writing exercise, copywriting
    2)

    plana mayor — (Mil) staff; (fig) top brass *

    3) (Téc) trowel; [de tonelero] cooper's plane
    * * *
    1) ( de periódico) page

    aparece en primera planait has made o it's on the front page

    2) (Educ) ( ejercicio) handwriting exercise
    * * *
    = page.
    Nota: Cada cara de una hoja de un documento cuando ambas están numeradas o cuando estando las hojas sin numerar se hayan impresas por las dos caras.
    Ex. A book index is an alphabetically arranged list of words or terms leading the reader to the numbers of pages on which specific topics are considered, or on which specific names appear.
    ----
    * titular a toda plana = headline banner.
    * * *
    1) ( de periódico) page

    aparece en primera planait has made o it's on the front page

    2) (Educ) ( ejercicio) handwriting exercise
    * * *
    = page.
    Nota: Cada cara de una hoja de un documento cuando ambas están numeradas o cuando estando las hojas sin numerar se hayan impresas por las dos caras.

    Ex: A book index is an alphabetically arranged list of words or terms leading the reader to the numbers of pages on which specific topics are considered, or on which specific names appear.

    * titular a toda plana = headline banner.

    * * *
    aparece en primera plana it has made o it's on the front page
    el artículo viene publicado a toda plana the article has been given a full page
    B ( Educ) (ejercicio) handwriting exercise
    enmendarle la plana a algn: está siempre enmendándoles la plana a los demás he's always finding fault with o criticizing other people, he's always trying to tell other people how to do things
    siempre me tiene que enmendar la plana she always has to try and improve on what I've done
    Compuesto:
    ( Mil) staff officers (pl); (jefes) ( fam) top brass ( colloq)
    * * *

    Del verbo plañir: ( conjugate plañir)

    plaña es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

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

    Multiple Entries:
    plana    
    plañir
    plana sustantivo femenino
    1 ( de periódico) page;

    2 (Educ) ( ejercicio) handwriting exercise
    3


    ( jefes) (fam) the top brass (colloq)
    plano,-a
    I sustantivo masculino
    1 (de una ciudad) map
    2 (de un edificio, de calles) plan, draft
    3 Cine shot
    primer plano, close-up
    4 (nivel, aspecto) level: dejó sus problemas personales en segundo plano, he put his personal problems aside
    5 Mat plane
    II adjetivo flat, even
    plana sustantivo femenino
    1 (en un periódico) page: lo han publicado en primera plana, it's on the front page
    2 Mil plana mayor, staff
    ' plana' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    lámina
    - pala
    - primero
    English:
    attack
    - fore
    - front-page
    - spread
    * * *
    plana nf
    1. [página] page;
    el anuncio saldrá a toda plana it will be a full-page advert;
    en primera plana on the front page;
    corregir o [m5] enmendar la plana a alguien [criticar] to find fault with sb, to criticize sb;
    [superar] to go one better than sb
    2. [llanura] plain
    3. la plana mayor [de ejército] the general staff;
    [de empresa, partido político] the leading figures
    4. [ejercicio escolar] writing exercise
    * * *
    f
    :
    primera plana de periódico front page;
    a toda plana de periódico full-page;
    enmendar la plana a alguien correct s.o., put s.o. right
    * * *
    plana nf
    1) : page
    noticias en primera plana: front-page news
    2)
    plana mayor : staff (in the military)

    Spanish-English dictionary > plana

  • 179 poner la responsabilidad en

    (v.) = put + the burden on
    Ex. According to Kilgour, pre-coordinate indexing is better than post- coordinate because the latter puts a heavy burden on both the user and the computer.
    * * *
    (v.) = put + the burden on

    Ex: According to Kilgour, pre-coordinate indexing is better than post- coordinate because the latter puts a heavy burden on both the user and the computer.

    Spanish-English dictionary > poner la responsabilidad en

  • 180 precedente

    adj.
    previous, preceding.
    m.
    precedent.
    sentar precedente to set a precedent
    sin precedentes unprecedented
    * * *
    1 preceding
    1 precedent
    \
    sentar precedente to set a precedent
    servir de precedente to set a precedent
    hoy puedes salir, pero que no sirva de precedente you can go out today, but don't make a habit of it
    sin precedente without precedent, unprecedented
    * * *
    1. adj.
    preceding, previous
    2. noun m.
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ preceding, previous, foregoing frm
    2.

    establecer o sentar un precedente — to set a precedent

    sin precedente(s)(=sin antecedentes) unprecedented, without precedent; (=sin igual) unparalleled

    por primera vez y sin que sirva de precedente, voy a seguir tu consejo — just this once, I'll follow your advice

    * * *
    I
    adjetivo previous
    II
    masculino precedent

    sentar precedentes or (un) precedente — to set a precedent

    * * *
    = precedent, preceding, beginning, foregoing.
    Ex. During the earlier part of the nineteenth century, American printers largely followed English precedents, as they had done throughout the eighteenth.
    Ex. Because the assumption in this method is that none of the preceding years' operations are worth continuing unless they can be shown to be necessary, zero-based budgeting (ZZB) can be useful for paring out the deadwood of obsolete or uselessly extravagant programs.
    Ex. In addition, synthesis often requires the use of a facet indicator, which marks the beginning of a new facet for example.
    Ex. The easiest means of illustrating some of the foregoing points is to introduce in outline some special classification schemes.
    ----
    * que sienta precedente = landmark.
    * relativo a un precedente = precedential.
    * sentar precedente = provide + precedent for, set + precedent.
    * sin precedente = unparalleled, unexampled.
    * sin precedentes = unprecedented, record breaking, record-high, all-time.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo previous
    II
    masculino precedent

    sentar precedentes or (un) precedente — to set a precedent

    * * *
    = precedent, preceding, beginning, foregoing.

    Ex: During the earlier part of the nineteenth century, American printers largely followed English precedents, as they had done throughout the eighteenth.

    Ex: Because the assumption in this method is that none of the preceding years' operations are worth continuing unless they can be shown to be necessary, zero-based budgeting (ZZB) can be useful for paring out the deadwood of obsolete or uselessly extravagant programs.
    Ex: In addition, synthesis often requires the use of a facet indicator, which marks the beginning of a new facet for example.
    Ex: The easiest means of illustrating some of the foregoing points is to introduce in outline some special classification schemes.
    * que sienta precedente = landmark.
    * relativo a un precedente = precedential.
    * sentar precedente = provide + precedent for, set + precedent.
    * sin precedente = unparalleled, unexampled.
    * sin precedentes = unprecedented, record breaking, record-high, all-time.

    * * *
    previous
    el gobierno precedente ya lo había intentado the previous government had already tried
    los días precedentes a su muerte the days leading up to o preceding his death
    las ideas expresadas en el capítulo precedente the ideas set out in the preceding chapter
    precedent
    sentar precedentes or (un) precedente to set a precedent
    bueno, pero que esto no sirva de precedente all right, but I don't want this to become a regular occurrence
    fue un caso sin precedentes it was an unprecedented case
    * * *

    precedente adjetivo
    previous
    ■ sustantivo masculino
    precedent;

    precedente
    I adjetivo previous
    II sustantivo masculino precedent: es una decisión sin precedentes, it's an unprecedented decision
    sentar un precedente, to set a precedent

    ' precedente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    jurisprudencia
    - sentar
    - antecedente
    - establecer
    - inédito
    English:
    precedent
    - preceding
    - in
    * * *
    adj
    previous, preceding;
    en años precedentes in previous years
    nm
    precedent;
    sentar (un) precedente to set a precedent;
    que no sirva de precedente this is not to become a regular occurrence;
    sin precedentes unprecedented
    * * *
    I adj previous
    II m precedent;
    sin precedentes unprecedented, without precedent;
    sentar un precedente set a precedent
    * * *
    : preceding, previous
    : precedent

    Spanish-English dictionary > precedente

См. также в других словарях:

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  • be better than nothing — spoken phrase used for saying that something is not exactly what you wanted or needed but is more useful than having nothing at all It doesn’t quite fit, but it’s better than nothing. Thesaurus: partly good and partly badsynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be better than nothing — spoken used for saying that something is not exactly what you wanted or needed but is more useful than having nothing at all It doesn t quite fit, but it s better than nothing …   English dictionary

  • better than a kick in the teeth — If something is better than a kick in the teeth, it isn t very good, but it is better than nothing …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • better than a stick in the eye — If something is better than a stick in the eye, it isn t very good, but it is better than nothing …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • better than a stick in the eye —    If something is better than a stick in the eye, it isn t very good, but it is better than nothing.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • half a loaf is better than no bread — Similar in sense to something is better than nothing. 1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs I. xi. D4v Throwe no gyft agayne at the giuers head, For better is halfe a lofe then no bread. 1636 W. CAMDEN Remains concerning Britain (ed. 5) 297 Halfe… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • half a loaf is better than no bread — half a ˌloaf is better than no ˈbread idiom (saying) you should be grateful for sth, even if it is not as good, much, etc. as you really wanted; something is better than nothing Main entry: ↑halfidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Half a loaf is better than none. — something that you say which means it is better to take what you are offered, even if it is less than you wanted, because it is better than nothing. I only got half the salary rise I asked for, but I took it anyway on the grounds that half a loaf …   New idioms dictionary

  • No Better Than This — Studio album by John Mellencamp Released August 17, 2010 …   Wikipedia

  • nothing — [[t]nʌ̱θɪŋ[/t]] ♦ nothings 1) PRON INDEF NEG Nothing means not a single thing, or not a single part of something. I ve done nothing much since coffee time... Mr Pearson said he knew nothing of his wife s daytime habits... He was dressed in jeans… …   English dictionary

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