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  • 1 congraciarse

    1 to ingratiate oneself ( con, with)
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    VPR to ingratiate o.s. ( con with)
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    verbo pronominal to ingratiate oneself
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    * congraciarse con = ingratiate + Reflexivo, get on + the right side of, keep on + the right side of, stay on + the right side of.
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    verbo pronominal to ingratiate oneself
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    * congraciarse con = ingratiate + Reflexivo, get on + the right side of, keep on + the right side of, stay on + the right side of.
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    to ingratiate oneself congraciarse CON algn to ingratiate oneself WITH sb
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    congraciarse verbo reflexivo to ingratiate oneself: le ha faltado tiempo para congraciarse con su jefe, she has been quick to ingratiate herself with her boss
    ' congraciarse' also found in these entries:
    English:
    ingratiate
    - favor
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    vpr
    congraciarse con alguien to win sb over, to get on sb's good side
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    v/r ingratiate o.s. ( con with)
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    : to ingratiate oneself

    Spanish-English dictionary > congraciarse

  • 2 congraciarse con

    v.
    to ingratiate oneself with, to make up to, to win one's way into, to wind one's way into.
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    (v.) = ingratiate + Reflexivo, get on + the right side of, keep on + the right side of, stay on + the right side of
    Ex. That was the only way she could protect herself from the possibility of alienating the very people with whom she was trying to ingratiate herself.
    Ex. After all, the ancients worshipped, among other deities, the gods of violence, if only to get on the right side of them.
    Ex. Gods did nothing, but you had to honour them with a daily offering to keep on the right side of them.
    Ex. Many of the stories told about fairies seem to be cautionary tales, showing that they can be very helpful, as long as you stay on the right side of them.
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    (v.) = ingratiate + Reflexivo, get on + the right side of, keep on + the right side of, stay on + the right side of

    Ex: That was the only way she could protect herself from the possibility of alienating the very people with whom she was trying to ingratiate herself.

    Ex: After all, the ancients worshipped, among other deities, the gods of violence, if only to get on the right side of them.
    Ex: Gods did nothing, but you had to honour them with a daily offering to keep on the right side of them.
    Ex: Many of the stories told about fairies seem to be cautionary tales, showing that they can be very helpful, as long as you stay on the right side of them.

    Spanish-English dictionary > congraciarse con

  • 3 contra1

    = against, versus (vs - abreviatura), anti.
    Ex. Against this proliferation of hosts there is a distinct awareness amongst users of the need for the rationalisation.
    Ex. I believe that the emphasis on abuse of title entry in the name of speeding up cataloging is not the question of a title entry versus other entries, it is the question of simplification.
    Ex. States began passing anti stalking legislation in 1990 after a rash of stalking related murders and publicity surrounding the stalking of celebrities = Los estados empezaron a aprobar legislación contra el acecho en 1990 después de una racha de asesinatos relacionados con el acoso y de la publicidad que surgió relacionada con la persecución de famosos.
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    * acción contra el fuego = fire response.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * argumento en contra = counter-argument [counterargument].
    * argumentos a favor o en contra = arguments for (and/or) against.
    * carrera contra el tiempo = race against time, race against the clock.
    * carrera contra reloj = race against time, race against the clock.
    * contra el cáncer = anticancer.
    * contra el deseo de Alguien = against + Posesivo + will.
    * contra el reumatismo = anti-rheumatism.
    * contra el viento = upwind.
    * contra fuerzas superiores = against (all/the) odds.
    * contra la ansiedad = anti-anxiety.
    * contra la pared = up against the wall, with + Posesivo + back against the wall, against a/the wall.
    * contra las cuerdas = against the ropes.
    * contra la voluntad de Alguien = against + Posesivo + will.
    * contra los dioses = against (all/the) odds.
    * contra (todo) pronóstico = against (all/the) odds.
    * contra todo (tipo) de riesgo = against all risks.
    * contra una pared = against a/the wall.
    * contra viento y marea = at all costs, against (all/the) odds, at any cost, at any price, come hell or high water.
    * en contra = counterpoint, against.
    * en contra de la guerra = antiwar [anti-war].
    * en contra de la opinión general = contrary to popular belief.
    * en contra de la raza blanca = anti-white [antiwhite].
    * en contra de la raza negra = antiblack [anti-black].
    * en contra de las circunstancias = against circumstances.
    * estar a favor o en contra = be for or against.
    * estar en contra de = be against.
    * hablar en contra de = speak against.
    * hacer objeciones contra = urge against.
    * ir a contra reloj = race against + time, race against + the clock.
    * ir en contra de = contravene, fly in + the face of, go against, militate against, stand in + contrast to, tell against, be at odds with, work at + cross purposes, be at cross purposes, be contrary to, set against, run + counter to, run + contrary to, be at loggerheads with, argue against, stand in + sharp contrast to, run up against, turn against, speak against, run + afoul of, fall + afoul of.
    * ir en contra del reloj = race against + the clock.
    * ir en contra del tiempo = race against + the clock.
    * ir en contra de todos + Posesivo + principios = violate + principle.
    * luchar contra corriente = labour + against the grain.
    * luchar contra un fuego = fight + fire.
    * militar contra = militate against.
    * no predisponer a Alguien en contra = stay on + the right side of, keep on + the right side of.
    * no tener nada en contra de Algo = have + no quarrel about + Nombre.
    * ponerse en contra de = turn against.
    * por contra = in contrast.
    * predispuesto en contra de = disposed against.
    * probabilidades en contra de = odds against.
    * pronunciarse a favor o en contra de Algo = take + sides.
    * pros y contras = trade-off [tradeoff/trade off], ins and outs, pros and cons.
    * pros (y/o) contras = merits (and/or) demerits, strengths (and/or) weaknesses, pluses (and/or) minuses.
    * pruebas en contra = evidence to the contrary.
    * seguridad contra corrientes eléctricas = electrical security.
    * tener pros y contras = be a mixed blessing.
    * utilizar en contra = set against.
    * viento en contra = headwind.
    * volverse en contra de = turn against.

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  • 4 fábula

    f.
    1 fable, fib, fairy tale, fabrication.
    2 fable, story, tale.
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    1 LITERATURA fable
    2 (mito) myth, legend
    3 (mentira) invention
    \
    de fábula familiar smashing, fabulous
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    SF
    1) (Literat) fable; (=historia) tale, story
    2) (=rumor) rumour, rumor (EEUU); (=chisme) (piece of) gossip; (=mentira) invention
    3) *
    4) (=argumento) plot, story
    5) (=persona) talk of the town, laughing-stock
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    femenino (Lit) fable; ( mentira) fabrication, invention
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    = fable, cautionary tale.
    Ex. From 'Huckleberry Finn' to 'Catcher in the Rye', from 'Coral Island' to 'The Lord of the Flies,' from 'Aesop's fables' to 'Animal Farm': we can all find family trees for dozens of books.
    Ex. Many of the stories told about fairies seem to be cautionary tales, showing that they can be very helpful, as long as you stay on the right side of them.
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    * escritor de fábulas = fabulist.
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    femenino (Lit) fable; ( mentira) fabrication, invention
    * * *
    = fable, cautionary tale.

    Ex: From 'Huckleberry Finn' to 'Catcher in the Rye', from 'Coral Island' to 'The Lord of the Flies,' from 'Aesop's fables' to 'Animal Farm': we can all find family trees for dozens of books.

    Ex: Many of the stories told about fairies seem to be cautionary tales, showing that they can be very helpful, as long as you stay on the right side of them.
    * escritor de fábulas = fabulist.

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    1 ( Lit) fable
    2 (mentira) fabrication, invention
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    Del verbo fabular: ( conjugate fabular)

    fabula es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    fábula sustantivo femenino (Lit) fable;
    ( mentira) fabrication
    fábula f Lit fable
    ♦ Locuciones: de fábula, absolutely fine, tremendous: las cosas van de fábula, things are going really well
    ' fábula' also found in these entries:
    English:
    fable
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    1. [relato] fable;
    [leyenda] legend, myth
    2. [rumor] piece of gossip;
    [mentira] story, invention;
    sus hazañas no son más que fábulas those exploits of his are all imaginary
    3.
    de fábula [estupendo] fabulous, fantastic;
    la paella me salió de fábula my paella turned out wonderfully, my paella was superb;
    lo pasamos de fábula we had a fabulous o fantastic time
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    f
    1 fable;
    de fábula fam fabulous, terrific
    2 ( mentira) lie
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    1) : fable
    2) : fabrication, fib
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    fábula n fable

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  • 5 infringir

    v.
    to infringe, to break.
    El ladrón quebrantó la ley The thief infringed the law.
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    Conjugation model [ DIRIGIR], like link=dirigir dirigir
    1 (gen) to infringe; (ley) to break
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    verb
    to infringe, break
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    VT to infringe, contravene
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    verbo transitivo to infringe, break
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    = be in violation of, breach, violate, infringe (on/upon), transgress.
    Ex. A 'self-help' approach, whereby libraries cooperate to boycott periodical publishers who are considered to be culpable, may also be in violation of antitrust legislation.
    Ex. He defends the right to breach voluntary codes of practice so long as they are within the laws passed by country, state and city.
    Ex. Women who self-promote may suffer social reprisals for violating gender prescriptions to be modest.
    Ex. The Act undoubtedly has the potential to infringe gravely upon the civil liberties of UK citizens.
    Ex. But it is Islam's strict code of sexual modesty that Islamists most often transgress.
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    * infringir la confidencialidad = breach + confidentiality.
    * infringir la ley = break + the law.
    * infringir una ley = infringe + law, violate + law, breach + law, be in breach of + law.
    * infringir una norma = infringe + standard, violate + rule, violate + regulation, break + rules.
    * infringir una regla = violate + rule.
    * infringir un derecho = infringe + right, violate + right.
    * infringir un principio = violate + principle.
    * no infringir las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.
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    verbo transitivo to infringe, break
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    = be in violation of, breach, violate, infringe (on/upon), transgress.

    Ex: A 'self-help' approach, whereby libraries cooperate to boycott periodical publishers who are considered to be culpable, may also be in violation of antitrust legislation.

    Ex: He defends the right to breach voluntary codes of practice so long as they are within the laws passed by country, state and city.
    Ex: Women who self-promote may suffer social reprisals for violating gender prescriptions to be modest.
    Ex: The Act undoubtedly has the potential to infringe gravely upon the civil liberties of UK citizens.
    Ex: But it is Islam's strict code of sexual modesty that Islamists most often transgress.
    * infringir la confidencialidad = breach + confidentiality.
    * infringir la ley = break + the law.
    * infringir una ley = infringe + law, violate + law, breach + law, be in breach of + law.
    * infringir una norma = infringe + standard, violate + rule, violate + regulation, break + rules.
    * infringir una regla = violate + rule.
    * infringir un derecho = infringe + right, violate + right.
    * infringir un principio = violate + principle.
    * no infringir las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.

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    infringir [I7 ]
    vt
    to infringe, break
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    infringir ( conjugate infringir) verbo transitivo
    to infringe, break
    infringir verbo transitivo to infringe
    infringir una ley, to break a law
    ' infringir' also found in these entries:
    English:
    infringe
    - law
    - violate
    - breach
    - break
    - offend
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    [quebrantar] to infringe, to break
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    v/t JUR infringe, violate
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    infringir {35} vt
    : to infringe, to breach
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    infringir vb (ley) to break [pt. broke; pp. broken]

    Spanish-English dictionary > infringir

  • 6 lado

    m.
    1 side (coin).
    el cine está a este lado de la calle the cinema is on this side of the street
    la casa de al lado the house next door
    al otro lado de la calle/frontera, across the street/border
    en el lado de arriba/abajo on the top/bottom
    a ambos lados on both sides
    de lado tilted, at an angle (torcido)
    mételo de lado put it in sideways
    dormir de lado to sleep on one's side
    viento de lado crosswind
    atravesar algo de lado a lado to cross something from one side to the other
    echarse o hacerse a un lado to move aside
    por un lado on the one hand
    por otro lado on the other hand
    2 place (place).
    debe de estar en otro lado it must be somewhere else
    de un lado para o a otro to and fro
    por todos lados everywhere, all around
    iremos cada uno por nuestro lado we will go our separate ways
    3 side (faction).
    y tú ¿de qué lado estás? whose side are you on?
    ponerse del lado de alguien to take somebody's side
    4 latus, flank, regio lateralis.
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    1 (gen) side
    \
    al lado de alguien next to somebody
    al lado de algo beside something
    dar de lado a alguien to ignore somebody
    de medio lado tilted, on the tilt
    de un lado para otro about, all over the place, to and fro, backwards and forwards
    dejar a alguien de lado to leave somebody out
    dejar algo a un lado to leave something aside
    dejar algo de lado to leave something aside
    estar al lado (muy cerca) to be very near
    hacerse a un lado to get out of the way
    poner a un lado to set aside
    poner algo de lado to put something sideways
    por un lado... por otro... on the one hand... on the other hand...
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    noun m.
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    SM
    1) (=lateral) side

    lado derecho — right side, right-hand side

    lado izquierdo — left side, left-hand side

    al otro lado de la calle — on the other side of the street, across the street

    a un lado y a otro — on all sides, all around

    de lado — sideways

    echarse o hacerse a un lado — [persona] to move to one side, step aside; [vehículo] to swerve out of the way

    por su lado, se fue cada uno por su lado — they went their separate ways

    - mirar a algn de medio lado
    2) (=aspecto) side

    por un lado..., por otro lado... — on the one hand..., on the other hand...

    por ese lado, creo que está bien — in that respect, I think it's all right

    3) (=lugar)

    ponlo en cualquier lado — put it anywhere

    otro lado, tiene que estar en otro lado — it must be somewhere else

    ir de un lado a otro — to go to and fro, walk up and down

    estuvo de un lado para otro toda la mañana — she was up and down all morning, she was running around all morning

    por todos lados, me lo encuentro por todos lados — I bump into him everywhere I go

    rodeado de agua por todos lados — surrounded by water on all sides, completely surrounded by water

    4) [indicando proximidad]

    estar al lado — to be near

    el cine está aquí al lado — the cinema is just round the corner, the cinema is very near

    al lado de, la silla que está al lado del armario — the chair beside the wardrobe

    al lado de aquello, esto no es nada — compared to that, this is nothing

    al lado de ella, tú pareces una belleza — compared to her, you seem really beautiful

    a mi/tu lado, Felipe se sentó a mi lado — Felipe sat beside me

    5) (=bando) (Mil) flank; (Pol) faction

    yo estoy de su lado — I'm on his side, I'm with him

    6) (Mat) side
    7) (Dep) end
    8) (=favor) favour, protection
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    1)
    a) ( parte lateral) side

    a este/al otro lado del río — on this/on the other side of the river

    ¿de qué lado de la calle? — which side of the street?

    cambiar de lado — (Dep) to change sides (AmE) o (BrE) ends

    b) (de papel, moneda, tela) side
    c) (Mat) ( de polígono) side
    2) (aspecto, ángulo) side
    3)
    a) ( bando) side

    ¿de qué lado estás? — whose side are you on?

    b) ( rama familiar) side
    4) (sitio, lugar)

    miré en or por todos lados — I looked everywhere

    al lado: viven en la casa de al lado they live next door; los vecinos de al lado the next-door neighbors; nos queda aquí al lado it's very near here o (colloq) is right on the doorstep; al lado de alguien/algo ( contiguo a) next to somebody/something, beside somebody/something; ( en comparación con) compared to somebody/something; a su lado me siento segura I feel safe when I'm with him; de mi/tu/su lado: no te muevas de mi lado don't leave my side, stay close to me; de lado <meter/colocar> sideways; <tumbarse/dormir> on one's side; ponlo de lado turn it sideways; de medio lado at an angle; por otro lado ( en cambio) on the other hand; ( además) apart from anything else; por un lado..., pero por otro lado... on the one hand..., but on the other hand...; dejar algo de lado or a un lado to leave something aside o to one side; dejar a alguien de lado: me dejan de lado en la oficina they leave me out of things at the office; sus amigos la dejaron a un lado her friends gave her the cold shoulder; estar al or del otro lado (CS, Méx fam) to be over the worst, be laughing (colloq); ir cada uno por su lado: mejor vamos cada uno por nuestro lado y allí nos encontramos it's better if we all make our own way and meet each other there; cada uno se fue por su lado they went their separate ways; por cualquier lado que se mire whichever way o however you look at it; saber de qué lado sopla el viento — to know which way the wind blows, know how the land lies

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    = part, quarter, side.
    Ex. Parts of the abstract are written in the informative style, whilst those points which are of less significance are treated indicatively.
    Ex. A reappraisal is therefore outlined here with the understanding that it is open to rebuttal and challenge from whatever quarter.
    Ex. The red ON/OFF switch for the terminal is located at the left side of the screen.
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    * 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.
    * adelantar por el lado incorrecto = undertake.
    * al lado de = beside, at the side of, by the side of.
    * al otro lado de = across.
    * al otro lado de la barrera = on the other side of the fence.
    * al otro lado de la ciudad = cross-town.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del mundo = half way (a)round the world.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * ambos lados del argumento = both sides of the fence.
    * apartarse a un lado = pull over.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a uno y otro lado de = on either side of.
    * aunque por otro lado = but otherwise.
    * continuar al lado de = stand by.
    * con una pierna a cada lado de = astride.
    * dar de lado = short-circuit [shortcircuit], give + Nombre + the cold shoulder.
    * dejando a un lado = apart from.
    * dejar a una lado = put + Nombre + to one side.
    * dejar a un lado = put + aside, move + beyond, lay + Nombre + aside, leave by + the wayside.
    * dejar de lado = leave + aside, forego [forgo].
    * del otro lado de la ciudad = cross-town.
    * denerse en el lado del camino = pull over.
    * de todos lados = from far and wide.
    * de un lado de la ciudad a otro = cross-town.
    * de un lado para otro = on the move, to and fro.
    * echar a un lado = push aside.
    * el otro lado de la barrera = the other side of the fence.
    * en el lado negativo = on the negative side, on the downside.
    * en el lado positivo = on the credit side, on the positive side, on the plus side, on the bright side.
    * en todos lados = far and wide.
    * estar al lado de = stand by + Lugar.
    * extenderse por todos lados = extend + far and wide, reach + far and wide, stretch + far and wide.
    * hacer a un lado = nudge + Nombre + aside, push aside.
    * hacerse a un lado = make + room (for), pull over.
    * juntos por el lado más ancho = side by side.
    * juntos por el lado más estrecho = end to end.
    * lado del camino = wayside.
    * lado derecho = right-hand side.
    * lado derecho, el = right side, the.
    * lado exterior, el = far side, the.
    * lado externo, el = far side, the.
    * lado izquierdo, el = left side, the.
    * lado más cercano, el = near side, the, near side, the.
    * llegar a todos lados = extend + far and wide, reach + far and wide, stretch + far and wide.
    * lo que se gana por un lado se pierde por otro = swings and roundabouts.
    * mirar al otro lado = look + the other way.
    * pararse en el lado del camino = pull over.
    * pasar por el lado de = make + Posesivo + way past.
    * pero por otro lado = but then again.
    * poner a un lado = lay + Nombre + aside, set + aside.
    * ponerse del lado de = side with.
    * ponerse del lado de Alguien = side in + Posesivo + favour.
    * por otro lado = alternatively, however, on the other side, for another thing, on the flip side, on another topic, on another matter, on another note.
    * por otro lados = on other matters.
    * por todos lados = left, right and centre, far and wide.
    * por una lado... por otro = at one end... at the other.
    * por un lado = on the one hand, on the one side.
    * por un lado entra + Nombre + y por otro sale + Nombre = in go + Nombre + at one end, and out come + Nombre + at the other.
    * tiempo estar de lado de Alguien = time + be + on + Posesivo + side.
    * viento de lado = crosswind.
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    1)
    a) ( parte lateral) side

    a este/al otro lado del río — on this/on the other side of the river

    ¿de qué lado de la calle? — which side of the street?

    cambiar de lado — (Dep) to change sides (AmE) o (BrE) ends

    b) (de papel, moneda, tela) side
    c) (Mat) ( de polígono) side
    2) (aspecto, ángulo) side
    3)
    a) ( bando) side

    ¿de qué lado estás? — whose side are you on?

    b) ( rama familiar) side
    4) (sitio, lugar)

    miré en or por todos lados — I looked everywhere

    al lado: viven en la casa de al lado they live next door; los vecinos de al lado the next-door neighbors; nos queda aquí al lado it's very near here o (colloq) is right on the doorstep; al lado de alguien/algo ( contiguo a) next to somebody/something, beside somebody/something; ( en comparación con) compared to somebody/something; a su lado me siento segura I feel safe when I'm with him; de mi/tu/su lado: no te muevas de mi lado don't leave my side, stay close to me; de lado <meter/colocar> sideways; <tumbarse/dormir> on one's side; ponlo de lado turn it sideways; de medio lado at an angle; por otro lado ( en cambio) on the other hand; ( además) apart from anything else; por un lado..., pero por otro lado... on the one hand..., but on the other hand...; dejar algo de lado or a un lado to leave something aside o to one side; dejar a alguien de lado: me dejan de lado en la oficina they leave me out of things at the office; sus amigos la dejaron a un lado her friends gave her the cold shoulder; estar al or del otro lado (CS, Méx fam) to be over the worst, be laughing (colloq); ir cada uno por su lado: mejor vamos cada uno por nuestro lado y allí nos encontramos it's better if we all make our own way and meet each other there; cada uno se fue por su lado they went their separate ways; por cualquier lado que se mire whichever way o however you look at it; saber de qué lado sopla el viento — to know which way the wind blows, know how the land lies

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    = part, quarter, side.

    Ex: Parts of the abstract are written in the informative style, whilst those points which are of less significance are treated indicatively.

    Ex: A reappraisal is therefore outlined here with the understanding that it is open to rebuttal and challenge from whatever quarter.
    Ex: The red ON/OFF switch for the terminal is located at the left side of the screen.
    * 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.
    * adelantar por el lado incorrecto = undertake.
    * al lado de = beside, at the side of, by the side of.
    * al otro lado de = across.
    * al otro lado de la barrera = on the other side of the fence.
    * al otro lado de la ciudad = cross-town.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del mundo = half way (a)round the world.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * ambos lados del argumento = both sides of the fence.
    * apartarse a un lado = pull over.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a uno y otro lado de = on either side of.
    * aunque por otro lado = but otherwise.
    * continuar al lado de = stand by.
    * con una pierna a cada lado de = astride.
    * dar de lado = short-circuit [shortcircuit], give + Nombre + the cold shoulder.
    * dejando a un lado = apart from.
    * dejar a una lado = put + Nombre + to one side.
    * dejar a un lado = put + aside, move + beyond, lay + Nombre + aside, leave by + the wayside.
    * dejar de lado = leave + aside, forego [forgo].
    * del otro lado de la ciudad = cross-town.
    * denerse en el lado del camino = pull over.
    * de todos lados = from far and wide.
    * de un lado de la ciudad a otro = cross-town.
    * de un lado para otro = on the move, to and fro.
    * echar a un lado = push aside.
    * el otro lado de la barrera = the other side of the fence.
    * en el lado negativo = on the negative side, on the downside.
    * en el lado positivo = on the credit side, on the positive side, on the plus side, on the bright side.
    * en todos lados = far and wide.
    * estar al lado de = stand by + Lugar.
    * extenderse por todos lados = extend + far and wide, reach + far and wide, stretch + far and wide.
    * hacer a un lado = nudge + Nombre + aside, push aside.
    * hacerse a un lado = make + room (for), pull over.
    * juntos por el lado más ancho = side by side.
    * juntos por el lado más estrecho = end to end.
    * lado del camino = wayside.
    * lado derecho = right-hand side.
    * lado derecho, el = right side, the.
    * lado exterior, el = far side, the.
    * lado externo, el = far side, the.
    * lado izquierdo, el = left side, the.
    * lado más cercano, el = near side, the, near side, the.
    * llegar a todos lados = extend + far and wide, reach + far and wide, stretch + far and wide.
    * lo que se gana por un lado se pierde por otro = swings and roundabouts.
    * mirar al otro lado = look + the other way.
    * pararse en el lado del camino = pull over.
    * pasar por el lado de = make + Posesivo + way past.
    * pero por otro lado = but then again.
    * poner a un lado = lay + Nombre + aside, set + aside.
    * ponerse del lado de = side with.
    * ponerse del lado de Alguien = side in + Posesivo + favour.
    * por otro lado = alternatively, however, on the other side, for another thing, on the flip side, on another topic, on another matter, on another note.
    * por otro lados = on other matters.
    * por todos lados = left, right and centre, far and wide.
    * por una lado... por otro = at one end... at the other.
    * por un lado = on the one hand, on the one side.
    * por un lado entra + Nombre + y por otro sale + Nombre = in go + Nombre + at one end, and out come + Nombre + at the other.
    * tiempo estar de lado de Alguien = time + be + on + Posesivo + side.
    * viento de lado = crosswind.

    * * *
    A
    está en el lado derecho it is on the right side o the righthand side
    a este/al otro lado del río on this/on the other side of the river
    ¿de qué lado de la calle está su casa? which side of the street is your house on?
    se hizo a un lado para dejarlo pasar she stood aside o moved to one side to let him pass
    tuvo que echarse a un lado para evitar la colisión he had to swerve to avoid a collision
    pon estas fichas a un lado set these pieces aside, put these counters to one side ( BrE)
    cambiar de lado ( Dep) to change sides ( AmE) o ( BrE) ends
    2 (de un papel, una moneda, una tela) side
    escribe sólo por un lado del folio write on o use one side of the paper only
    4 ( Econ):
    el lado de la demanda/de la oferta the demand/supply side
    Compuesto:
    blind side
    B (aspecto, ángulo) side
    hay que ver el lado positivo de las cosas you have to look on the bright side of things
    todas las cosas tienen su lado bueno y su lado malo there's a good side and a bad side to everything
    Luisa tiene su lado bueno Luisa has her good points
    por ese lado te conviene aceptar from that point of view it's to your advantage to accept
    C
    1 (bando) side
    ¿tú de qué lado estás, del suyo o del nuestro? whose side are you on? theirs or ours?
    igualar a dos goles por lado they drew/tied two goals each
    por el lado materno/paterno on the maternal/paternal side
    por el lado de mi madre/padre on my mother's/father's side (of the family)
    D
    (sitio, lugar): he mirado en or por todos lados y no lo encuentro I've looked everywhere and I can't find it
    ponlo por ahí en cualquier lado put it over there somewhere o ( AmE) someplace
    ¿por qué no vamos por otro lado? why don't we go a different way?
    va a todos lados en taxi she goes everywhere by taxi
    me he pasado toda la mañana de un lado para otro I've been running around all morning
    vas a tener que intentarlo por otro lado you're going to have to try some other way
    E ( en locs):
    al lado: viven en la casa de al lado they live next door
    nuestros vecinos de al lado our next-door neighbors
    el colegio nos queda aquí al lado the school's very near here o ( colloq) is right on the doorstep
    al lado de algn/algo (contiguo a) next to sb/sth, beside sb/sth; (en comparación con) compared to sb/sth
    se sentó al lado de su padre she sat down next to o beside her father
    ponte aquí a mi lado sit here next to o beside me
    al lado de él or ( crit) al lado suyo hasta yo parezco inteligente compared to him even I seem intelligent
    a su lado me siento segura I feel safe when I'm with him
    todas las cosas que he aprendido a su lado everything I've learned from (being with) her
    viven al lado de mi casa they live next door to me
    me queda al lado del trabajo it's right by o very near where I work
    eso no es nada al lado de lo que él tiene that's nothing compared to o with what he has
    de mi/tu/su lado: no te muevas de mi lado don't leave my side, stay close to me
    de lado ‹meter/colocar› sideways;
    ‹tumbarse/dormir› on one's side
    ponlo de lado a ver si cabe turn it sideways, maybe it'll fit that way
    de medio lado at an angle
    llevaba el sombrero de medio lado he wore his hat at an angle
    por otro lado (en cambio) on the other hand; (además) apart from anything else
    por otro lado, estas cifras tampoco son muy significativas there again o however o on the other hand, these figures are not very significant
    por un lado …, pero por otro lado … on the one hand …, but on the other hand …
    por otro lado yo ni siquiera lo conozco apart from anything else I don't even know him
    dejar algo de ladoor a un lado to leave sth aside o to one side
    dejar or ( Esp) dar a algn de ladoor a un lado: últimamente lo están dejando de lado en la oficina lately they've been leaving him out of things in the office
    sus amigos la están dejando a un lado her friends have been giving her the cold shoulder
    estar al or del otro lado (CS, Méx fam); to be over the worst, be laughing ( colloq)
    ir cada uno por su lado: mejor vamos cada uno por nuestro lado y allí nos encontramos it's better if we all make our own way and meet each other there
    se pelearon y cada uno se fue por su lado they had an argument and went their separate ways
    aunque viven juntos, luego cada uno va por su lado although they live together, they all lead their own separate lives o ( colloq) they all do their own thing
    mirarle a algn de lado ( fam); to look down on sb
    por cualquier lado que se mire whichever way o however you look at it
    saber de qué lado sopla el viento to know which way the wind blows, know how the land lies
    * * *

     

    lado sustantivo masculino
    1


    a este/al otro lado del río on this/on the other side of the river;
    hacerse a un lado to move to one side;
    echarse a un lado [ coche] to swerve;

    [ persona] to move over;

    ¿de qué lado estás? whose side are you on?;
    cambiar de lado (Dep) to change sides (AmE) o (BrE) ends;
    ver el lado positivo de las cosas to look on the bright side of things;
    por el lado de mi padre on my father's side (of the family)
    b) (de papel, moneda, tela) side

    2 (sitio, lugar):
    a/en/por todos lados everywhere;

    en algún lado somewhere;
    en cualquier lado anywhere;
    ir de un lado para otro to run around
    3 ( en locs)
    al lado: viven en la casa de al lado they live next door;

    los vecinos de al lado the next-door neighbors;
    al lado de algn/algo ( contiguo a) next to sb/sth, beside sb/sth;

    ( en comparación con) compared to sb/sth;
    de ladometer/colocar sideways;


    tumbarse/dormir on one's side;
    de lado a ladoextenderse/cruzar from one side to the other;

    por otro lado ( en cambio) on the other hand;

    ( además) apart from anything else;
    por un lado …, pero por otro lado … on the one hand …, but on the other hand …;

    dejar algo de lado to leave sth aside o to one side;
    ir cada uno por su lado: cada uno se fue por su lado they went their separate ways
    lado sustantivo masculino
    1 side: a este lado del río, on this side of the river
    a un lado, aside
    2 (lugar) place: idos a otro lado, go somewhere else
    3 (camino, dirección) direction, way: nos fuimos por otro lado, we went another way
    4 (aspecto) side: tiene un lado salvaje, he has a wild side
    por un lado..., por otro lado..., on the one hand..., on the other (hand)...
    ♦ Locuciones: al lado, close by, nearby: mi casa está ahí al lado, my house is just over there
    al lado de, next to, beside: al lado de ella, tú eres un genio, compared with her, you are a genius
    dar de lado a alguien, to cold-shoulder sb
    de (medio) lado, sideways: saludó friamente y miró de medio lado, he said hello coldly and then looked away
    ' lado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - ancha
    - ancho
    - aparte
    - banda
    - chalet
    - collado
    - cuestión
    - derecha
    - derecho
    - emplazar
    - estar
    - ir
    - izquierda
    - izquierdo
    - justa
    - justo
    - ladearse
    - mano
    - moribunda
    - moribundo
    - parte
    - sacudir
    - siniestra
    - siniestro
    - apartar
    - colgar
    - colocar
    - contramano
    - contrapeso
    - contrario
    - cruzar
    - cualquiera
    - dejar
    - dormir
    - echar
    - enfrente
    - explanada
    - hacer
    - inclinar
    - llegar
    - ninguno
    - ocupar
    - opuesto
    - orillar
    - otro
    - paralizar
    - pasar
    - robar
    - través
    English:
    about
    - across
    - alongside
    - arrogant
    - aside
    - astir
    - beside
    - breadth
    - bright
    - bring out
    - brush aside
    - bury
    - by
    - crack
    - cross
    - dash
    - directly
    - disturbing
    - downside
    - dwarf
    - either
    - embankment
    - flank
    - flip side
    - graph paper
    - graze
    - hand
    - lay aside
    - lay down
    - move along
    - move over
    - nearside
    - next
    - next door
    - noplace
    - off
    - offside
    - out
    - outside
    - over
    - pace
    - part
    - past
    - pull over
    - push aside
    - put aside
    - right
    - right-hand
    - set aside
    - side
    * * *
    lado nm
    1. [costado, cara, parte lateral] side;
    me duele el lado izquierdo my left side is hurting;
    el supermercado está a este lado de la calle the supermarket is on this side of the street;
    el lado más áspero de la tela the rougher side of the cloth;
    un polígono con cuatro lados a four-sided o quadrilateral polygon;
    este cuadro se puede colgar en el lado de la chimenea we can hang this painting on the wall behind the fireplace;
    a ambos lados on both sides;
    al lado [cerca] nearby;
    yo vivo aquí al lado I live just round the corner from here;
    al lado de [junto a] beside, next to;
    [comparado con] compared to;
    la zapatería está al lado de la joyería the shoe shop is next to the jeweller's;
    Juan, al lado de su hermano, es muy alto Juan is very tall compared to his brother;
    al otro lado de on the other side of;
    la mesa de al lado the next table;
    la casa de al lado the house next door;
    los vecinos de al lado the next-door neighbours;
    no te vayas de su lado do not leave her side;
    en el lado de arriba/abajo on the top/bottom;
    de lado [torcido] at an angle;
    el cuadro está de lado the painting isn't straight;
    mételo de lado put it in sideways;
    dormir de lado to sleep on one's side;
    el viento sopla de lado there's a crosswind;
    atravesar algo de lado a lado to cross sth from one side to the other;
    echarse o [m5] hacerse a un lado to move aside;
    poner algo a un lado to put sth aside o to one side
    2. [lugar] place;
    por este lado no oímos nada we can't hear anything over here;
    debe de estar en otro lado it must be somewhere else;
    columpiarse de un lado para o [m5] a otro to swing to and fro;
    estuve todo el día corriendo de un lado para otro I've been running around all day;
    hacerle un lado a alguien to make room for sb;
    iremos cada uno por nuestro lado y nos reuniremos en el hotel we will go our separate ways and meet up later at the hotel;
    si cada cual va por su lado, nunca sacaremos este proyecto adelante if everyone does their own thing, we'll never make a success of this project;
    por todos lados everywhere, all around;
    por todos lados se ven anuncios de este nuevo refresco there are adverts for this new drink everywhere
    3. [bando] side;
    y tú ¿de qué lado estás? whose side are you on?;
    estoy de su lado I'm on her side;
    ponerse del lado de alguien to take sb's side
    4. [línea de parentesco] side;
    por el lado paterno on my/his/her/ etc father's side
    5. [aspecto] side;
    siempre ve el lado negativo de las cosas she always sees the negative side of things;
    la entrevista se centra en el lado humano del campeón the interview focuses on the human side of the champion;
    por un lado [en primer lugar] on the one hand;
    [en cierto modo] in one sense;
    por otro lado, Am [m5] de otro lado [en segundo lugar] on the other hand;
    [además] in any case
    6. Comp
    dar de lado a alguien, Méx, RP [m5] dar a alguien por su lado to cold-shoulder sb;
    dejar algo de lado o [m5] a un lado [prescindir] to leave sth to one side;
    Méx, RP Fam
    estar del otro lado to be over the worst;
    mirar de lado a alguien [despreciar] to look askance at sb;
    RP, Ven Fam
    pasar al otro lado to kick the bucket, to snuff it;
    RP, Ven Fam CSur Fam
    ser o [m5] patear para el otro lado to be one of them, to be queer
    * * *
    m side; ( lugar) place;
    al lado nearby;
    al lado de beside, next to;
    al otro lado de on the other side of;
    de lado sideways;
    por todos lados everywhere;
    ir por otro lado go another way;
    mirar a otro lado look the other way;
    por un lado … por otro lado on the one hand … on the other hand;
    dejar a un lado leave aside;
    dar a alguien de lado leave s.o. out;
    estar del lado de alguien be on s.o.’s side;
    ponerse del lado de alguien take s.o.’s side;
    cada uno va por su lado everyone goes their own way;
    mirar a alguien de (medio) lado look sideways at s.o.;
    por el lado de mi padre on my father’s side
    * * *
    lado nm
    1) : side
    2) parte: place
    miró por todos lados: he looked everywhere
    3)
    al lado de : next to, beside
    4)
    de lado : tilted, sideways
    está de lado: it's lying on its side
    5)
    hacerse a un lado : to step aside
    6)
    lado a lado : side by side
    7)
    por otro lado : on the other hand
    * * *
    lado n
    1. (en general) side
    2. (lugar) somewhere / nowhere / anywhere / everywhere
    por un lado... on the one hand...
    por otro lado... on the other hand...

    Spanish-English dictionary > lado

  • 7 ley

    f.
    law (norma, precepto).
    de buena ley reliable, sterling
    ley marcial martial law
    ley de la oferta y la demanda law of supply and demand
    la ley de la selva the law of the jungle
    * * *
    1 (gen) law; (proyecto de ley) bill, act; (regla) rule
    2 (de metal) purity
    \
    aprobar una ley to pass a bill
    de ley (oro) pure 2 (plata) sterling 3 (persona) genuine
    ¡es ley de vida! that's life!, that's the way the cookie crumbles!
    estar fuera de la ley to be outside the law
    hecha la ley, hecha la trampa whatever the law, there's always a loophole, laws are made to be broken
    por ley by law
    la ley del más fuerte the law of the jungle
    ley del embudo double standards plural
    ley marcial martial law
    ley orgánica constitutional law
    ley sálica Salic law
    ley seca prohibition law
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) law
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=precepto) law

    aprobar o votar una ley — to pass a law

    de acuerdo con la ley, según la ley — in accordance with the law, by law, in law

    con todas las de la ley —

    va a protestar, y con todas las de la ley — he's going to complain and rightly so

    ley de fugas, se le aplicó la ley de fugas — he was shot while trying to escape

    2) (=regla no escrita) law

    ley de la calle — mob law, lynch law

    ley del Talión — ( Hist) lex talionis; (fig) (principle of) an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth

    3) (=principio científico) law

    ley natural — (Fís) law of nature; (Ética) natural law

    4) (Dep) rule, law
    5) (Rel)

    la ley de Dios — the rule of God, God's law

    6) (Metal)

    oro de ley — pure gold, standard gold

    7) (=lealtad) loyalty, devotion

    tener/tomar ley a algn — to be/become devoted to sb

    * * *

    es ley de vidait is a fact of life

    hacerle la ley del hielo a alguien — (Chi, Méx) to give somebody the cold shoulder

    la ley de la selva or de la jungla — the law of the jungle

    la ley del mínimo esfuerzothe line of least resistance

    morir en su ley — (Andes) to die as one lived

    ley pareja no es dura — (CS) a rule isn't unfair if it applies to everyone

    2) ( justicia)

    con todas las de la ley: ganó con todas las de la ley she won very deservedly; una comida con todas las de la ley a proper meal; una democracia con todas las de la ley — a fully-fledged democracy

    4) (de oro, plata) assay value
    * * *
    = bill, law, legislative enactment, act.
    Ex. The conference debated a library bill which aims to set up public libraries in all municipalities with over 30,000 inhabitants.
    Ex. A catalogue code is a systematic arrangement of laws and statutes so as to avoid inconsistency and duplication in catalogues.
    Ex. Apply this rule to legislative enactments and decrees of a political jurisdiction and decrees of a chief executive having the force of law.
    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.
    ----
    * acatar la ley = follow + the law.
    * acatar las leyes = keep on + the right side of the law.
    * al borde de la ley = on the edge of the law.
    * al margen de la ley = extra-judicial.
    * ante la ley = at law.
    * anteproyecto de ley = draft of legislation, draft bill.
    * aprobar una ley = pass + law, pass + legislation, pass + bill.
    * ausencia de ley = anomie.
    * autoridad sancionadora de ley = enactor of law.
    * castigar con todo el peso de la ley = punish + to the full extent of the law.
    * confección de leyes = law-making [lawmaking/law making].
    * con todas las de la ley = full-bodied, full-fledged, full-scale.
    * con todo el peso de la ley = to the full extent of the law.
    * contravenir la ley = contravene + the law, break + the law.
    * contravenir una ley = be in breach of + law.
    * creación de leyes = rulemaking [rule-making].
    * creador de leyes = rule-maker [rulemaker].
    * cumplidor de las leyes = law abiding.
    * cumplir la ley = observe + the law.
    * de acuerdo con la ley = according to law.
    * de ley = kosher.
    * dentro de la ley = within the law.
    * elaboración de leyes = rulemaking [rule-making].
    * espíritu de la ley, el = spirit of the law, the.
    * formulación de leyes = rulemaking [rule-making].
    * hacer cumplir la ley = law enforcement, enforce + law, legal enforcement.
    * hacer las leyes más estrictas = tighten + laws.
    * infractor de la ley = scofflaw.
    * infringir la ley = break + the law.
    * infringir una ley = infringe + law, violate + law, breach + law, be in breach of + law.
    * interpretar la ley = interpret + the law.
    * interpretar la ley según le convenga mejor a Uno = bend + the rules to suit + Posesivo + own purposes, bend + the rules, circumvent + rules.
    * ir en contra de la ley = be against the law.
    * legislación por decreto ley = delegated legislation.
    * ley antigua = ancient law.
    * ley antiterrorista = terrorism act.
    * ley consuetudinaria = customary law.
    * ley cósmica = cosmic law.
    * ley de bibliotecas = library law.
    * ley de bibliotecas, la = library act, the.
    * ley de copyright = copyright law.
    * ley de derechos de autor = copyright law.
    * ley de dispersión = law of scattering.
    * Ley de Dispersión de Bradford = Bradford's distribution law, Bradford's Law of Scatter, Bradford's Law of Scattering.
    * ley de frecuencias de palabras de Zipf = Zipf's word frequency law.
    * ley de la gravedad, la = law of gravity, the.
    * ley de la oferta y la demanda = law of supply and demand.
    * ley de la selva, la = law of the jungle, the.
    * Ley del Derecho a la Privacidad = privacy law, privacy protection law, Privacy Act.
    * ley del más fuerte, la = law of the jungle, the, law of the jungle, the, survival of the fittest, survival of the strongest.
    * Ley de los Medicamentos Raros, la = Orphan Drug Act, the.
    * ley de los rendimientos decrecientes = law of diminishing returns.
    * Ley de Lotka, la = Lotka's Law.
    * ley del secreto industrial = trade secret law.
    * ley de Pareto = Pareto's law.
    * ley de pesos y medidas = weights and measures act.
    * ley de productividad científica de Lotka = Lotka's scientific productivity law.
    * Ley de Propiedad Intelectual, la = intellectual property law, Copyright Act, the.
    * ley de relación exponencial inversa al cuadrado = inverse square law.
    * ley de relación exponencial inversa al cubo = inverse cube law.
    * ley de responsabilidad por el producto = product liability law.
    * Ley de Simplificación de los Procesos Administrativos = Paperwork Reduction Act.
    * ley de sucesión = inheritance law.
    * ley de vida = fact of life, laws of nature.
    * ley draconiana = draconian law.
    * leyes científicas = laws of physics.
    * leyes contra la difamación = laws of libel.
    * leyes de la ciencia = laws of physics.
    * leyes de la física = laws of physics.
    * leyes de la naturaleza = nature's laws, laws of nature.
    * leyes sobre la igualdad = equity laws.
    * leyes sobre patentes = patent law.
    * leyes vigentes = the law of the land.
    * ley exponencial = power law.
    * ley exponencial inversa = inverse power law.
    * ley marcial = martial law.
    * Ley Patriótica, La = USA Patriot Act, the.
    * ley penal = penal law.
    * ley sobre contratos = contract law.
    * ley sucesoria = inheritance law.
    * ley tribal = tribal law.
    * ley tributaria = tax bill.
    * no infringir las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.
    * obedecer la ley = observe + the law, follow + the law.
    * organismo encargado de hacer cumplir la ley = law enforcing agency.
    * por ley = mandated.
    * promulgar leyes = enact + legislation.
    * promulgar una ley = enact + law, promulgate + rule, promulgate + law.
    * proteger por ley = protect by + law.
    * proyecto de ley = green paper, legislative bill.
    * quebrantar la ley = break + the law.
    * rechazar una ley = defeat + legislation.
    * redactar leyes = draft + legislation.
    * redactar una ley = draft + law.
    * respetar la ley = observe + the law.
    * respetar las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.
    * respetuoso de la ley = law abiding.
    * saltarse la ley a la torera = flout + the law.
    * ser responsable ante la ley = be criminally liable.
    * tener problemas con la ley = fall + foul of the law, go + afoul of the law, fall + afoul of the law.
    * transgresor de la ley = lawbreaker.
    * valor de ley = force of law.
    * violación de la ley = breach of legislation.
    * violar una ley = violate + law, break + the law, be in breach of + law.
    * * *

    es ley de vidait is a fact of life

    hacerle la ley del hielo a alguien — (Chi, Méx) to give somebody the cold shoulder

    la ley de la selva or de la jungla — the law of the jungle

    la ley del mínimo esfuerzothe line of least resistance

    morir en su ley — (Andes) to die as one lived

    ley pareja no es dura — (CS) a rule isn't unfair if it applies to everyone

    2) ( justicia)

    con todas las de la ley: ganó con todas las de la ley she won very deservedly; una comida con todas las de la ley a proper meal; una democracia con todas las de la ley — a fully-fledged democracy

    4) (de oro, plata) assay value
    * * *
    = bill, law, legislative enactment, act.

    Ex: The conference debated a library bill which aims to set up public libraries in all municipalities with over 30,000 inhabitants.

    Ex: A catalogue code is a systematic arrangement of laws and statutes so as to avoid inconsistency and duplication in catalogues.
    Ex: Apply this rule to legislative enactments and decrees of a political jurisdiction and decrees of a chief executive having the force of law.
    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.
    * acatar la ley = follow + the law.
    * acatar las leyes = keep on + the right side of the law.
    * al borde de la ley = on the edge of the law.
    * al margen de la ley = extra-judicial.
    * ante la ley = at law.
    * anteproyecto de ley = draft of legislation, draft bill.
    * aprobar una ley = pass + law, pass + legislation, pass + bill.
    * ausencia de ley = anomie.
    * autoridad sancionadora de ley = enactor of law.
    * castigar con todo el peso de la ley = punish + to the full extent of the law.
    * confección de leyes = law-making [lawmaking/law making].
    * con todas las de la ley = full-bodied, full-fledged, full-scale.
    * con todo el peso de la ley = to the full extent of the law.
    * contravenir la ley = contravene + the law, break + the law.
    * contravenir una ley = be in breach of + law.
    * creación de leyes = rulemaking [rule-making].
    * creador de leyes = rule-maker [rulemaker].
    * cumplidor de las leyes = law abiding.
    * cumplir la ley = observe + the law.
    * de acuerdo con la ley = according to law.
    * de ley = kosher.
    * dentro de la ley = within the law.
    * elaboración de leyes = rulemaking [rule-making].
    * espíritu de la ley, el = spirit of the law, the.
    * formulación de leyes = rulemaking [rule-making].
    * hacer cumplir la ley = law enforcement, enforce + law, legal enforcement.
    * hacer las leyes más estrictas = tighten + laws.
    * infractor de la ley = scofflaw.
    * infringir la ley = break + the law.
    * infringir una ley = infringe + law, violate + law, breach + law, be in breach of + law.
    * interpretar la ley = interpret + the law.
    * interpretar la ley según le convenga mejor a Uno = bend + the rules to suit + Posesivo + own purposes, bend + the rules, circumvent + rules.
    * ir en contra de la ley = be against the law.
    * legislación por decreto ley = delegated legislation.
    * ley antigua = ancient law.
    * ley antiterrorista = terrorism act.
    * ley consuetudinaria = customary law.
    * ley cósmica = cosmic law.
    * ley de bibliotecas = library law.
    * ley de bibliotecas, la = library act, the.
    * ley de copyright = copyright law.
    * ley de derechos de autor = copyright law.
    * ley de dispersión = law of scattering.
    * Ley de Dispersión de Bradford = Bradford's distribution law, Bradford's Law of Scatter, Bradford's Law of Scattering.
    * ley de frecuencias de palabras de Zipf = Zipf's word frequency law.
    * ley de la gravedad, la = law of gravity, the.
    * ley de la oferta y la demanda = law of supply and demand.
    * ley de la selva, la = law of the jungle, the.
    * Ley del Derecho a la Privacidad = privacy law, privacy protection law, Privacy Act.
    * ley del más fuerte, la = law of the jungle, the, law of the jungle, the, survival of the fittest, survival of the strongest.
    * Ley de los Medicamentos Raros, la = Orphan Drug Act, the.
    * ley de los rendimientos decrecientes = law of diminishing returns.
    * Ley de Lotka, la = Lotka's Law.
    * ley del secreto industrial = trade secret law.
    * ley de Pareto = Pareto's law.
    * ley de pesos y medidas = weights and measures act.
    * ley de productividad científica de Lotka = Lotka's scientific productivity law.
    * Ley de Propiedad Intelectual, la = intellectual property law, Copyright Act, the.
    * ley de relación exponencial inversa al cuadrado = inverse square law.
    * ley de relación exponencial inversa al cubo = inverse cube law.
    * ley de responsabilidad por el producto = product liability law.
    * Ley de Simplificación de los Procesos Administrativos = Paperwork Reduction Act.
    * ley de sucesión = inheritance law.
    * ley de vida = fact of life, laws of nature.
    * ley draconiana = draconian law.
    * leyes = the law of the land.
    * leyes científicas = laws of physics.
    * leyes contra la difamación = laws of libel.
    * leyes de la ciencia = laws of physics.
    * leyes de la física = laws of physics.
    * leyes de la naturaleza = nature's laws, laws of nature.
    * leyes sobre la igualdad = equity laws.
    * leyes sobre patentes = patent law.
    * leyes vigentes = the law of the land.
    * ley exponencial = power law.
    * ley exponencial inversa = inverse power law.
    * ley marcial = martial law.
    * Ley Patriótica, La = USA Patriot Act, the.
    * ley penal = penal law.
    * ley sobre contratos = contract law.
    * ley sucesoria = inheritance law.
    * ley tribal = tribal law.
    * ley tributaria = tax bill.
    * no infringir las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.
    * obedecer la ley = observe + the law, follow + the law.
    * organismo encargado de hacer cumplir la ley = law enforcing agency.
    * por ley = mandated.
    * promulgar leyes = enact + legislation.
    * promulgar una ley = enact + law, promulgate + rule, promulgate + law.
    * proteger por ley = protect by + law.
    * proyecto de ley = green paper, legislative bill.
    * quebrantar la ley = break + the law.
    * rechazar una ley = defeat + legislation.
    * redactar leyes = draft + legislation.
    * redactar una ley = draft + law.
    * respetar la ley = observe + the law.
    * respetar las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.
    * respetuoso de la ley = law abiding.
    * saltarse la ley a la torera = flout + the law.
    * ser responsable ante la ley = be criminally liable.
    * tener problemas con la ley = fall + foul of the law, go + afoul of the law, fall + afoul of the law.
    * transgresor de la ley = lawbreaker.
    * valor de ley = force of law.
    * violación de la ley = breach of legislation.
    * violar una ley = violate + law, break + the law, be in breach of + law.

    * * *
    conforme a la leyor según disponen las leyes in accordance with the law
    promulgar/dictar una ley to promulgate/issue a law
    aprobar/derogar una ley to pass/repeal a law
    aplicar una ley to apply a law
    se acogió a la ley de ciudadanía he sought protection under the citizenship law
    violar la ley to break the law
    atenerse a la ley to abide by o obey the law
    es ley de vida it is a fact of life
    hacerle la ley del hielo a algn (Chi, Méx); to give sb the cold shoulder
    la ley de la selva or de la jungla the law of the jungle
    la ley del más fuerte the survival of the fittest
    la ley del mínimo esfuerzo the line of least resistance
    la ley del Talión an eye for an eye
    aplicar la ley del Talión to demand an eye for an eye
    morir en su ley ( Andes); to die as one lived
    tenerle ley a algn ( Chi fam); to have it in for sb ( colloq)
    ley pareja no es dura or rigurosa (CS); a rule isn't unfair if it applies to everyone
    Compuestos:
    (en Esp) ≈ immigration laws (pl)
    (Andes, Méx): aplicarle a algn la ley de fuga(s) the practice of allowing a prisoner to escape and then shooting him/her in the back
    advantage rule
    unfair law/rule
    organic law
    la ley seca Prohibition
    tax law
    B
    (justicia): la ley the law
    todos somos iguales ante la ley we are all equal in the eyes of the law o under the law
    un representante de la ley a representative of the law
    con todas las de la ley: ganó con todas las de la ley she won very fairly o rightly o deservedly
    Compuestos:
    martial law
    Salic law
    C
    las leyes de la física the laws of physics
    2 ( Bib) law
    Compuestos:
    law of gravity
    law of supply and demand
    fpl Mendel's laws (pl)
    D (de oro, plata) assay value
    de buena ley genuine
    * * *

     

    ley sustantivo femenino
    1 ( en general) law;

    iguales ante la ley equal in the eyes of the law;
    ley de la oferta y la demanda law of supply and demand;
    la ley del más fuerte the survival of the fittest;
    ley pareja no es dura (CS) a rule isn't unfair if it applies to everyone
    2 (de oro, plata) assay value
    ley sustantivo femenino law
    Rel la ley del aborto, the abortion law
    la ley judía/cristiana, Jewish/Christian law
    ley marcial, martial law
    una ley de protección del patrimonio artístico, a law on artistic heritage protection
    la ley de la selva, the law of the jungle
    Pol proyecto de ley, bill
    ♦ Locuciones: es una persona de ley, he's a reliable person
    oro de ley, pure gold
    plata de ley, sterling silver
    ' ley' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acogerse
    - adelante
    - anteproyecto
    - anular
    - anulación
    - aplicarse
    - aprobar
    - calle
    - codificar
    - decreto
    - derogación
    - dictar
    - estatuto
    - formular
    - hallar
    - igualdad
    - impugnar
    - infringir
    - LOGSE
    - observar
    - oposición
    - oro
    - plata
    - proscrita
    - proscrito
    - proyecto
    - radical
    - reformar
    - regir
    - relajar
    - respetar
    - retroactiva
    - retroactivo
    - rigor
    - sálica
    - sálico
    - sancionar
    - selva
    - someterse
    - supresión
    - suprimir
    - tabla
    - talión
    - título
    - universal
    - vigencia
    - vigente
    - vigor
    - violar
    - violación
    English:
    act
    - apply
    - arm
    - bill
    - breach
    - break
    - bring in
    - carry
    - date back to
    - date from
    - defy
    - effect
    - enact
    - enforce
    - equal
    - fingertip
    - frame
    - framework
    - full-fledged
    - go through
    - implement
    - infringe
    - infringement
    - introduce
    - introduction
    - jungle
    - keep
    - law
    - legal
    - letter
    - liberal
    - move
    - muscle
    - obey
    - observance
    - observe
    - pass
    - passing
    - provoke
    - repeal
    - repudiate
    - reversal
    - revival
    - revive
    - scope
    - section
    - sod
    - stand
    - state
    - statutory
    * * *
    ley nf
    1. [norma] law;
    [parlamentaria] act;
    hecha la ley, hecha la trampa laws are made to be broken;
    leyes [derecho] law
    ley de extranjería immigration law;
    ley de fugas = illegal execution of prisoner, pretending that he was shot while trying to escape;
    ley fundamental basic law, constitutional law;
    ley de incompatibilidades = act regulating which other positions may be held by people holding public office;
    ley marcial martial law;
    Pol ley marco framework law; Pol ley orgánica organic law; Hist ley sálica Salic law;
    ley seca prohibition law;
    Dep ley de la ventaja advantage (law);
    aplicar la ley de la ventaja to play the advantage
    2. [precepto religioso] law
    la ley coránica Koranic law;
    la ley judía Jewish law
    3. [principio] law
    Fam ley del embudo one law for oneself and another for everyone else;
    la ley del más fuerte the survival of the fittest;
    la ley del mínimo esfuerzo: [m5] seguir la ley del mínimo esfuerzo to take the line of least resistance;
    ley natural law of nature;
    ley de la oferta y de la demanda law of supply and demand;
    la ley de la selva the law of the jungle;
    la ley del talión an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth;
    no cree en la ley del talión she doesn't believe in “an eye for an eye”;
    ley de vida: [m5] es ley de vida it's a fact of life
    4.
    la ley [la justicia] the law;
    la igualdad ante la ley equality before the law;
    Fam
    con todas las de la ley: ganaron con todas las de la ley they won fair and square;
    ser de ley [situación] to be right and proper;
    [persona] to be totally trustworthy
    5. [de metal precioso]
    de ley [oro] = containing the legal amount of gold;
    [plata] sterling;
    de buena ley reliable, sterling;
    de mala ley crooked, disreputable
    * * *
    f law;
    es la ley del más fuerte might is right;
    una ley no escrita an unwritten law;
    con todas las de la ley fairly and squarely
    * * *
    ley nf
    1) : law
    fuera de la ley: outside the law
    la ley de gravedad: the law of gravity
    2) : purity (of metals)
    oro de ley: pure gold
    * * *
    ley n law

    Spanish-English dictionary > ley

  • 8 moraleja

    f.
    moral.
    * * *
    1 moral
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino moral
    * * *
    = moral, cautionary tale.
    Ex. The moral of this little story is that at each of the critical steps in the cycle the error tolerances were compatible, hence, the system functioned despite the error.
    Ex. Many of the stories told about fairies seem to be cautionary tales, showing that they can be very helpful, as long as you stay on the right side of them.
    * * *
    femenino moral
    * * *
    = moral, cautionary tale.

    Ex: The moral of this little story is that at each of the critical steps in the cycle the error tolerances were compatible, hence, the system functioned despite the error.

    Ex: Many of the stories told about fairies seem to be cautionary tales, showing that they can be very helpful, as long as you stay on the right side of them.

    * * *
    moral
    sacar una moraleja de un cuento/una fábula to find a moral in a story/fable
    moraleja: nunca creas lo que te dice the moral of the story is: never believe anything he tells you
    * * *

    moraleja sustantivo femenino
    moral
    moraleja sustantivo femenino moral: pero, ¿cuál es la moraleja del cuento?, but what's the moral of the story?
    ' moraleja' also found in these entries:
    English:
    moral
    * * *
    moral;
    moraleja: lo importante es participar the moral of the story is that the important thing is to take part
    * * *
    f moral
    * * *
    : moral (of a story)
    * * *
    moraleja n moral

    Spanish-English dictionary > moraleja

  • 9 mover

    v.
    1 to move.
    el fútbol profesional mueve mucho dinero a lot of money changes hands in the world of professional soccer
    Ricardo movió el auto Richard moved the car.
    2 to shake (menear, agitar) (caja, sonajero).
    la vaca movía la cola the cow was swishing its tail
    el perro movía la cola the dog was wagging its tail
    3 to do something about.
    4 to energize, to activate, to power.
    La gasolina mueve el auto Gasoline energizes the car.
    * * *
    (o changes to ue in stressed syllables)
    Present Indicative
    muevo, mueves, mueve, movemos, movéis, mueven.
    Present Subjunctive
    mueva, muevas, mueva, movamos, mováis, muevan.
    Imperative
    mueve (tú), mueva (él/Vd.), movamos (nos.), moved (vos.), muevan (ellos/Vds.).
    * * *
    verb
    5) stir
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=cambiar de posición)
    a) [+ objeto, mano, pierna] to move

    mover a algn de algún sitio — to move sb from somewhere

    de aquí no nos mueve nadie — we're staying right here, we're not moving from here

    "no nos moverán" — "we shall not be moved"

    b) [en juegos] [+ ficha, pieza] to move
    2) (=agitar) to stir

    muévelo para que no se peguestir it o give it a stir so that it doesn't stick

    mover la cabeza[para negar] to shake one's head; [para asentir] to nod, nod one's head

    3) (Mec) (=accionar) [+ máquina] to work, power
    4) (=incitar)

    mover a algn a algo — to move sb to sth

    mover a algn a hacer algo — to prompt sb to do sth, move sb to do sth

    ¿qué fue lo que te movió a actuar de ese modo? — what prompted o moved you to act in that way?

    5) (=agilizar) [+ asunto, tema] to push; [+ trámite] to handle

    mover una guerra contra algn — to wage war on sb

    mover un pleito contra algn — to start proceedings against sb

    6) [+ dinero] to move, handle

    esta empresa mueve miles de millones anualmentethis company moves o handles thousands of millions each year

    7) * [+ droga] to push
    2. VI
    1) [en juegos] to move

    ¿con qué ficha has movido? — what piece have you moved?

    ¿a quién le toca mover? — whose move is it?

    2) (=incitar)

    mover a algo, esta situación mueve a la risa — this situation makes you (want to) laugh

    3) (Bot) to bud, sprout
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (trasladar, desplazar) to move
    b) (Jueg) <ficha/pieza> to move
    c) ( agitar)

    movió la cabeza — ( asintiendo) he nodded (his head); ( negando) she shook her head

    d) ( accionar) to drive
    e) ( manejar) < dinero> to handle
    f) (fam) < droga> to push (colloq)
    2) (incitar, inducir)

    ¿qué lo movió a hacer eso? — what moved him to do that?

    2.
    mover vi
    1) (Jueg) to move
    2) (incitar, inducir)

    mover A algo: su situación mueve a la compasión — his predicament moves one to pity

    3.
    moverse v pron
    1)
    a) ( desplazarse) to move

    no te muevas de ahí — stay right where you are, don't move

    b) ( menearse) to move

    dejá de moverte — stop fidgeting, stop moving about

    2)
    a) ( alternar) to move

    se movió como loca para sacarlo de la cárcelshe moved heaven and earth to get him out of jail

    c) ( apresurarse) to hurry up, get a move on (colloq)
    * * *
    = shift, move, wiggle.
    Ex. In general, then, a post-co-ordinate index is simpler to produce than a pre-co-ordinate index, because it shifts the responsibility for co-ordination of index terms to the searcher.
    Ex. This article describes a special dolly designed to move stack ranges easily and quickly using a minimum of labour.
    Ex. I have read that 'Spanish men are twice as likely to wiggle their ears as are women,' but don't know the trustworthiness of this statistic.
    ----
    * el dinero mueve al mundo = money makes the world go (a)round.
    * estar moviéndose en terreno seguro = be on secure ground.
    * la fe mueve montañas = faith will move mountains.
    * mover Algo = make + Nombre + spin.
    * mover el culo = shake + a leg, rattle + Posesivo + dags, get + a wiggle on, get off + Posesivo + ass, get off + Posesivo + arse.
    * mover el esqueleto = trip the light fantastic.
    * mover la cabeza = shake + head.
    * mover la cabeza de arriba abajo = bob.
    * mover la cabeza de forma brusca hacia delante y hacia atrás = jerk + head.
    * mover lateralmente = move from + side to side.
    * mover montañas = move + mountains.
    * moverse = shift about, get around, wiggle, wave.
    * moverse de aquí para allá = move about.
    * moverse en el sitio = shuffle.
    * moverse en terreno desconocido = be out of + Posesivo + depth, be in over + Posesivo + head.
    * moverse hacia atrás y hacia delante = move back and forth.
    * no moverse = stay + put.
    * sentarse sin moverse = sit + still.
    * sin moverse del sitio = in place.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (trasladar, desplazar) to move
    b) (Jueg) <ficha/pieza> to move
    c) ( agitar)

    movió la cabeza — ( asintiendo) he nodded (his head); ( negando) she shook her head

    d) ( accionar) to drive
    e) ( manejar) < dinero> to handle
    f) (fam) < droga> to push (colloq)
    2) (incitar, inducir)

    ¿qué lo movió a hacer eso? — what moved him to do that?

    2.
    mover vi
    1) (Jueg) to move
    2) (incitar, inducir)

    mover A algo: su situación mueve a la compasión — his predicament moves one to pity

    3.
    moverse v pron
    1)
    a) ( desplazarse) to move

    no te muevas de ahí — stay right where you are, don't move

    b) ( menearse) to move

    dejá de moverte — stop fidgeting, stop moving about

    2)
    a) ( alternar) to move

    se movió como loca para sacarlo de la cárcelshe moved heaven and earth to get him out of jail

    c) ( apresurarse) to hurry up, get a move on (colloq)
    * * *
    = shift, move, wiggle.

    Ex: In general, then, a post-co-ordinate index is simpler to produce than a pre-co-ordinate index, because it shifts the responsibility for co-ordination of index terms to the searcher.

    Ex: This article describes a special dolly designed to move stack ranges easily and quickly using a minimum of labour.
    Ex: I have read that 'Spanish men are twice as likely to wiggle their ears as are women,' but don't know the trustworthiness of this statistic.
    * el dinero mueve al mundo = money makes the world go (a)round.
    * estar moviéndose en terreno seguro = be on secure ground.
    * la fe mueve montañas = faith will move mountains.
    * mover Algo = make + Nombre + spin.
    * mover el culo = shake + a leg, rattle + Posesivo + dags, get + a wiggle on, get off + Posesivo + ass, get off + Posesivo + arse.
    * mover el esqueleto = trip the light fantastic.
    * mover la cabeza = shake + head.
    * mover la cabeza de arriba abajo = bob.
    * mover la cabeza de forma brusca hacia delante y hacia atrás = jerk + head.
    * mover lateralmente = move from + side to side.
    * mover montañas = move + mountains.
    * moverse = shift about, get around, wiggle, wave.
    * moverse de aquí para allá = move about.
    * moverse en el sitio = shuffle.
    * moverse en terreno desconocido = be out of + Posesivo + depth, be in over + Posesivo + head.
    * moverse hacia atrás y hacia delante = move back and forth.
    * no moverse = stay + put.
    * sentarse sin moverse = sit + still.
    * sin moverse del sitio = in place.

    * * *
    mover [E9 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (trasladar, desplazar) to move
    2 ( Jueg) ‹ficha/pieza› to move
    3
    (agitar): no muevas la cámara keep the camera still
    el viento movía las hojas de los árboles the wind shook the leaves on the trees
    está vivo, acaba de mover la mano he's alive, he just moved his hand
    movió la cabeza (asintiendo) he nodded (his head); (negando) she shook her head
    mueve la cola cuando está contento it wags its tail when it's happy
    4
    (accionar): el agua mueve la rueda del molino the water turns o drives the millwheel
    5 (manejar) ‹dinero› to handle
    la Bolsa movió casi 300 millones de pesos dealings on the Stock Market amounted to almost 300 million pesos, almost 300 million pesos were moved o handled on the Stock Market
    mueve enormes cantidades de dinero he handles huge amounts of money
    6 ( fam); ‹droga› to push ( colloq)
    B
    (incitar, inducir): actuó movida por razones políticas her actions were politically motivated
    mover a algn A algo:
    ¿qué lo movió a hacer eso? what moved o prompted him to do that?
    me preguntan qué me mueve a escribir este tipo de poema I am asked what it is that inspires o moves me to write this kind of poem
    aquellas imágenes los movían a compasión they were moved to pity by those pictures
    ■ mover
    vi
    A ( Jueg) to move
    te toca a ti, yo acabo de mover it's your turn, I've just moved
    B (incitar, inducir) mover A algo:
    su situación mueve a la compasión his predicament moves one to pity
    A
    1 (desplazarse) to move
    no me he movido de aquí en toda la tarde I haven't moved from here o I've been right here all afternoon
    no te muevas de ahí stay right where you are, don't move
    no pienso moverme de aquí hasta que me atiendan I have no intention of moving (from this spot) until I get some service
    ¡no te muevas! te voy a sacar una foto don't move o keep still! I'm going to take your photograph
    no puedo moverme, me duele todo I can't move, I ache all over
    aunque me ve tan ocupado ella no se mueve she can see I'm busy but she doesn't lift a finger to help ( colloq)
    deja de moverte, me estás poniendo nerviosa stop fidgeting, you're getting on my nerves
    no se le mueve un pelo durante la pelea he never has a hair out of place throughout the fight
    B
    1 (alternar) to move
    ella se mueve en las altas esferas she moves in high circles
    yo no me muevo en ese ambiente I don't move in those circles, that's not my scene ( colloq)
    2
    (hacer gestiones): si no te mueves no conseguirás encontrar piso if you don't get moving you'll never find an apartment ( colloq)
    se movió como loca para sacarlo de la cárcel she moved heaven and earth to get him out of jail
    3 (apresurarse) to hurry up, get a move on ( colloq)
    si no nos movemos, vamos a perder el tren if we don't hurry up o get a move on, we'll miss the train
    * * *

    mover ( conjugate mover) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) (trasladar, desplazar) to move

    b) (Jueg) ‹ficha/pieza to move

    c) ( agitar):


    el viento movía los árboles the wind shook the trees;
    movió la cabeza ( asintiendo) he nodded (his head);

    ( negando) she shook her head;


    2 ( inducir):

    verbo intransitivo (Jueg) to move
    moverse verbo pronominal


    la lámpara se movía con el viento the lamp was moving o swaying in the wind

    mover verbo transitivo
    1 to move: movimos la mesa, we moved the table
    mover la cabeza, (afirmativamente) to nod
    (negativamente) to shake one's head
    2 (empujar, decidir) aquello me movió a viajar, that led me to travel
    le mueve la codicia, she's driven by greed
    no sabemos qué le movió a hacerlo, we don't know what made him do it
    3 (activar) to drive: el aire mueve las aspas, the wind drives the sails
    ' mover' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    arrancar
    - ayudar
    - bigote
    - cabecear
    - tocar
    - avanzar
    - dar
    - desplazar
    - echar
    - mueva
    - pala
    English:
    dart
    - displace
    - ease
    - flick
    - fly
    - get back
    - heave
    - hustle
    - jerk
    - manhandle
    - move
    - move back
    - pass
    - pound
    - prompt
    - pull
    - roll
    - run
    - shift
    - shoot
    - shovel
    - sideways
    - slink
    - sneak
    - softly
    - speed
    - spring
    - stick
    - stone
    - string
    - struggle
    - to
    - twitch
    - whip
    - whisk
    - wiggle
    - drive
    - furniture
    - jiggle
    - jog
    - man
    - mover
    - play
    - ply
    - stir
    * * *
    vt
    1. [desplazar, trasladar] to move (de/a from/to); [mecánicamente] to drive;
    el viento mueve las palas the wind drives o turns the blades;
    Informát
    mover un fichero to move a file;
    mover una ficha [en juegos] to move a counter;
    el fútbol profesional mueve mucho dinero a lot of money changes hands in the world of professional soccer;
    ese cantante mueve masas huge numbers of people go to see that singer wherever he performs;
    Esp
    mover ficha: ahora le toca al gobierno mover ficha it's the government's move, it's the government's turn to make the next move
    2. [menear, agitar] [caja, sonajero] to shake;
    [bandera] to wave;
    movía las caderas she was wiggling o swinging her hips;
    la vaca movía la cola the cow was swishing its tail;
    el perro movía la cola the dog was wagging its tail;
    mover la cabeza [afirmativamente] to nod;
    [negativamente] to shake one's head;
    muévelo bien [removiéndolo con cucharilla] stir it well;
    [agitándolo con las manos] shake it well
    3. [impulsar]
    mover a alguien a hacer algo to make sb do sth, to prompt sb to do sth;
    ¿qué te movió a hacerlo? what made you do it?, what prompted you to do it?;
    eso fue lo que nos movió a la huelga that was what made us strike o prompted us to strike;
    sólo la mueve la ambición she is driven solely by ambition;
    mover a alguien a compasión to move sb to pity
    4. [hacer trámites con] to do something about;
    hay muchos interesados en mover este asunto there are several people who are interested in doing something about this issue
    vi
    1. [en ajedrez, damas, juego de mesa] to move;
    tú mueves it's your move
    2. [provocar]
    su triste mirada movía a compasión her sad gaze made you feel pity for her
    * * *
    v/t
    1 move
    2 ( agitar) shake
    3 ( impulsar, incitar) drive
    * * *
    mover {47} vt
    1) trasladar: to move, to shift
    2) agitar: to shake, to nod (the head)
    3) accionar: to power, to drive
    4) inducir: to provoke, to cause
    5) : to excite, to stir
    * * *
    mover vb to move

    Spanish-English dictionary > mover

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    adv.
    1 not.
    no sé I don't know
    no es fácil it's not easy, it isn't easy
    no tiene dinero he has no money, he hasn't got any money
    no veo nada I can't see anything
    todavía no not yet
    ¿has oído las noticias? — no have you heard the news? — no o no, I haven't
    ¿aprobó? — no did she pass? — no o no, she didn't
    ¿comen juntos? -- no siempre do they go for lunch together? -- not always
    no fumadores non-smokers
    2 no, not.
    intj.
    no, nah, no way, nay.
    m.
    no.
    * * *
    NO
    1 ( nordoeste) northwest; (símbolo) NW
    * * *
    adv.
    1) no, not
    2) non
    * * *
    ABR
    = noroeste NW
    * * *
    (= noroeste) NW
    * * *
    = by no means, NOT, nay, no, not.
    Nota: Negación usada con verbos; para los nombres, véase no.
    Ex. However, UDC is by no means always applied to this degree of detail in libraries.
    Ex. The Boolean logic operator NOT excludes records containing a particular word.
    Ex. Said another timidly, nay, sheepishly: 'You can see we need help, can't you Mr. Bibeau?'.
    Ex. In either case, the patient keys in the responses, which may be as simple as 'yes' or 'no'.
    Ex. The Boolean logic operator not excludes records containing a particular word.
    ----
    * alfabeto no romano = non-Roman alphabet.
    * aún no nacido = unborn.
    * aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
    * base de datos no bibliográfica = non-bibliographic database.
    * catalogación no automatizada = non-computerised cataloguing.
    * con datos no pertinentes = dirty [dirtier -comp., dirtiest -sup.].
    * ¿de dónde si no...? = where else...?.
    * ¡Dios no lo quiera! = God forbid.
    * documento recuperado no pertinente = false drop.
    * el no va más = the be all and end all, the bee's knees.
    * el último pero no el menos importante = the last but by no means least.
    * encabezamiento no admitido = non-approved heading.
    * encabezamiento no específico = non-specific heading.
    * esto no quiere decir que = this is not to say that.
    * evaluación no intrusiva = unobtrusive evaluation.
    * información no codificada = non-coded information.
    * lo creas o no = believe it or not.
    * material no devuelto = non-return.
    * material no impreso = non-print [nonprint], non-print media.
    * modo no interactivo = non-interactive mode.
    * ¿no? = do you?, do you?.
    * no {predisponer} en contra = stay on + the right side of.
    * no abandonar = stick with, stand by.
    * no abrasivo = non-abrasive.
    * no aburrir a Alguien con todos los detalles = spare + Nombe + all the details.
    * no académico = non-academic.
    * no acentuado = unaccented.
    * no aceptar = disavow.
    * no aceptarse = go by + the board.
    * no aceptar un no por respuesta = not take + no for an answer.
    * no acercarse a = steer + clear of, stay away from, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
    * no acercarse a Algo ni muerto = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no ácido = acid-free.
    * no acostumbrado a = unfamiliar with.
    * no actual = non-current.
    * no actuando en capacidad de autor = non-authorial.
    * no actuar como se debe = be remiss.
    * no actuar correctamente = be remiss.
    * no actuar debidamente = be remiss.
    * no acudir = stay away.
    * no acuoso = non-aqueous.
    * no admitir discusión = be out of the question.
    * no adosado = detached.
    * no afectado = unaffected.
    * no afectar = be immune against, leave + unaffected.
    * no afiliado = unaffiliated.
    * no afín = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no agobiarse = take + Posesivo + time.
    * no agravante = non-exacerbating.
    * no agrupado = unclustered.
    * no aguantar más = have had enough.
    * no aguantar ver Algo o Alguien = can't stand + sight.
    * no alcanzar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * no alergénico = non-allergenic.
    * no alfabetizado = non-literate.
    * no amante de la literatura = non-literary.
    * no americano = non-US, un-American.
    * no amortizable = irredeemable.
    * no analizado = unexamined.
    * no anclado = unanchored.
    * no andar con reparos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar con tapujos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar en nada bueno = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * no andar muy equivocado = be in the right realm.
    * no andarse con rodeos = call + a spade a spade.
    * no antes de = no sooner than.
    * no añorar el pasado = never + look back.
    * no aparecer = be not included.
    * no apartarse del buen camino = keep on + the right track.
    * no aprovechar Algo lo suficiente = under-exploit [underexploit].
    * no aprovechar el potencial = fall (far) short of + potential, fall (far) behind + potential.
    * no apto para menores = X-rated.
    * no arrepentirse = not look back, never + look back.
    * no arriesgarse = play it + safe.
    * no asignado = unallocated, unassigned.
    * no asistencia = non-attendance.
    * no asistente = non-attender [nonattender].
    * no asistir = stay away.
    * no atendido = unsatisfied.
    * no atreverse a = flinch at/from, have + no stomach for.
    * no atreverse a tratar = fear to + tread.
    * no auténtico = unauthentic.
    * no autorizado = unauthorised [unauthorized, -USA], unapproved.
    * no avanzar = tread + water.
    * no avanzar más = go + no further.
    * no bajarse del burro = stick to + Posesivo + guns.
    * no bastar = not be good enough.
    * no bibliográfico = non-book [nonbook], non-bibliographic, non-bibliographical.
    * no bibliotecario = non-librarian.
    * no británico = non-UK.
    * no buscarle las pulgas al perro = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * no cabe ni un alfiler = no room to swing a cat.
    * no caber en sí de alegría = thrill + Nombre + to bits, be chuffed to bits, be tickled pink.
    * no cambiar = keep + it up, keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work, stand + pat.
    * no canjeable = irredeemable.
    * no cantante = nonsinger.
    * no cantes victoria antes de tiempo = don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
    * no captar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no ceder = stand + Posesivo + ground, put + Posesivo + foot down.
    * no ceder a las presiones = withstand + pressure.
    * no ceder terreno = stand + Posesivo + ground.
    * no centrado = unfocused [unfocussed].
    * no científico = unscientific.
    * no cobrado = uncollected.
    * no codificado = non-coded.
    * no coercitivo = non-coercive.
    * no coger Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no coger por sorpresa = come as + no surprise.
    * no coincidente = ill matched.
    * no colar = Negativo + hold + water.
    * no comentado = unannotated.
    * no comercial = non-profit making, non-commercial [noncommercial].
    * no compatible = non-compatible.
    * no compensatorio = non-compensatory [noncompensatory].
    * no comprender = be beyond + Pronombre.
    * no comprobado = untested.
    * no comprometido = uncommitted.
    * no concebirse desde ningún punto de vista = be impossible under any hypothesis.
    * no concentrado = unfocused [unfocussed].
    * no concentrar el esfuerzo = spread + Nombre + thinly.
    * no concordar con = be at odds with.
    * no conducir a nada = be exercises in + futility.
    * no conductual = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no confirmado = unsubstantiated.
    * no conformarse con un no = not take + no for an answer.
    * no conmovedor = unmoving.
    * no conocer a Alguien de nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
    * no conocer a Alguien para nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
    * no conseguir nada = achieve + nothing.
    * no conseguir ni una cosa ni otra = fall (between/through) + the cracks.
    * no considerarse parte de = hold + Reflexivo + apart from.
    * no consumible = nonconsumptive.
    * no consumidor = nonconsumptive.
    * no contagioso = non-contagious.
    * no contaminado = untainted, uncontaminated.
    * no contar = be out of the picture.
    * no contar con = leave + Nombre + out of the picture, drop + Nombre + out of the picture.
    * no contar con la aprobación = frown on/upon.
    * no contencioso = non-contentious.
    * no convencional = non-conventional.
    * no convexo = nonconvex [non-convex].
    * no corregido = uncorrected.
    * no correlativo = non-consecutive.
    * no correr prisa = there + be + no hurry.
    * no corroborado = unsubstantiated.
    * no creerse Algo al pie de la letra = take + Nombre + with a pinch of salt.
    * no creerse Algo del todo = take + Nombre + with a pinch of salt.
    * no crítico = non-critical.
    * no cualificado = unskilled.
    * no cuestionarse la veracidad de Algo temporalmente = suspend + disbelief.
    * no cumplido = unfulfilled, unrealised [unrealized, -USA].
    * no cumplir = fall + short of, welsh on.
    * no cumplir con el plazo de publicación = miss + publication deadline.
    * no cumplir con + Posesivo + deber = be remiss.
    * no cumplir las expectativas = fall + short of expectations.
    * no cumplir lo esperado = fall + short of expectations.
    * no cumplir lo prometido = fall + short of + Posesivo + promise.
    * no cumplir una norma = fall (far) short of + norm.
    * no cumplir un objetivo = fall + short of goal.
    * no cumplir unos criterios = fall (far) short of + criteria.
    * no cumplir unos requisitos = fall + short of requirements.
    * no cursar una asignatura = skip + grades.
    * no dar crédito a = disbelief.
    * no dar crédito a + Posesivo + oídos = not believe + Posesivo + ears.
    * no dar crédito a + Posesivo + ojos = not believe + Posesivo + eyes.
    * no dar fruto = come to + nothing.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a Algo = think + little of.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no darle importancia a = think + very little about/of.
    * no dar más de sí = stretch + Nombre + to the limit, overstretch.
    * no dar ningún resultado = give + zero results, be of no avail, be to no avail.
    * no darse cuenta de = sneak under + the radar, go + unnoticed.
    * no darse de cuenta de = be blind to.
    * no darse por vencido fácilmente = not take + no for an answer.
    * no dar una impresión clara = send + mixed signals.
    * no debemos + Infinitivo = let us not + Infinitivo.
    * no deber nada = pay + Posesivo + dues.
    * no + deber + sorprender que = it + be + not surprising that.
    * no debes juzgar un libro por el color de sus pastas = don't judge a book by its cover, don't judge a book by its cover.
    * no debidamente reconocido = unsung.
    * no decir a Alguien lo que está ocurriendo = leave + Nombre + in the dark.
    * no decir nada = keep + quiet.
    * no decir nada a nadie = lips + seal.
    * no decir nada nuevo = much ado about nothing.
    * no decir palabrotas = watch + Posesivo + mouth.
    * no de comportamiento = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no de conducta = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no decreciente = non-decreasing.
    * no dedicado a la investigación = non-research.
    * no definido = unstated.
    * no definirse = sit on + the fence.
    * no dejar a nadie fuera = inclusivity.
    * no dejar de enviar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.
    * no dejar de mandar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.
    * no dejar duda = leave + little doubt.
    * no dejar entrar = turn + Nombre + away, keep out.
    * no dejar ninguna duda = leave + no doubt.
    * no dejar ni un cabo suelto = tie up + all the loose ends.
    * no dejar pasar = keep out.
    * no dejar pasar la oportunidad = ride + the wave.
    * no dejar títere con cabeza = turn + everything upside down.
    * no deliberado = unintentional.
    * no del todo maduro = underripe.
    * no democrático = undemocratic.
    * no desanimarse = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no descansar en + Posesivo + tumba = spin + in + Posesivo + grave.
    * no descriptor = non-descriptor.
    * no deseado = unwanted, undesired, uninvited.
    * no desfallecer = keep up.
    * no desgastarse fácilmente = wear + well.
    * no desglosable = unbreakable.
    * no desmerecer = compare + favourably.
    * no destructivo = non-destructive.
    * no desvelar + Posesivo + identidad = protect + Posesivo + identity.
    * no determinista = nondeterministic [non-deterministic].
    * no devolverse = be non-refundable.
    * no diferenciador = nondistinctive.
    * no diferenciarse de = be nothing short of.
    * no digno de confianza = untrustworthy.
    * no discapacitado = able-bodied.
    * no disciplinario = impunitive.
    * no discriminatorio con respecto al sexo = gender neutral.
    * no disponible = not applicable [N/A].
    * no disponible para el préstamo = not-loanable.
    * no dispuesto = unprepared.
    * no distinguir entre... y... = make + little distinction between... and....
    * no distintivo = nondistinctive.
    * no distribuido = undelivered, undelivered.
    * no docente = non-teaching.
    * no económico = non-economic [noneconomic].
    * no educativo = non-teaching, non-educational.
    * no efímero = non-volatile [nonvolatile].
    * no eléctrico = nonelectrical [non-electrical].
    * no encontrar nada + Adjetivo = find far from + Adjetivo.
    * no encontrar ni el pie ni la cabeza = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of.
    * no encontrar palabras = be at a loss for words, be lost for words.
    * no en inglés = non-English.
    * no entender = be beyond + Pronombre.
    * no entender Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no entender lo esencial = miss + the point.
    * no entender ni una papa de = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of.
    * no entendido por la materia = outsider.
    * no entregado = undelivered.
    * no envío = non-shipment.
    * no epiléptico = non-epileptic.
    * no es asombroso que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
    * no escatimar = unstinting.
    * no escatimar dinero = lavish + money.
    * no escatimar gastos = go to + town on, lash out (on).
    * no escrito = unwritten.
    * no es de extrañar que = no wonder that, small wonder that.
    * no es de sorprender que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
    * no esencial = non-essential [nonessential].
    * no es lo mismo en el caso de = the same is not true (for/of/with).
    * no especialista = non-expert [nonexpert].
    * no especializado = broader-based.
    * no especificar = leave + undefined.
    * no está claro todavía = the jury is still out (on).
    * no esta disponible = be down.
    * no estándar = non-standard [nonstandard].
    * no estar + Adjetivo + en absoluto = be far from + Adjetivo.
    * no estar a la altura de las expectativas = fall below + expectations.
    * no estar a la altura de lo que se espera = fall below + expectations, be below par, be under par.
    * no estar al tanto de = be out of touch with.
    * no estar bien equilibrado = skew.
    * no estar contento = be unhappy.
    * no estar convencido = be dubious.
    * no estar coordinado con = be out of step with.
    * no estar de acuerdo = be at variance, disagree, beg to differ.
    * no estar de acuerdo (con) = disapprove (of).
    * no estar de acuerdo con la idea de = disapprove of + the idea of.
    * no estar de suerte = be out of luck.
    * no estar deteriorado = unimpaired.
    * no estar disponible = be unavailable.
    * no estar dispuesto a = be unwilling to, be negatively disposed to.
    * no estar documentado = be undocumented.
    * no estar en condiciones de = be unfit for.
    * no estar en el mejor momento de Uno = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * no estar en funcionamiento = be down.
    * no estar en plenitud de facultades = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * no estar en + Posesivo + cabales = insane.
    * no estar en sintonía con = be out of step with.
    * no estar expuesto al público = be out of the public eye.
    * no estar familiarizado con = be unfamiliar with.
    * no estar finalizado (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + completeness.
    * no estar incluido = be not included.
    * no estar muy católico = feel + bad.
    * no estar muy lejos de = be just one step away from.
    * no estar nada + Adjetivo = be anything but + Adjetivo.
    * no estar nunca satisfecho = enough + be + not/never + enough.
    * no estar presente en = be absent (from).
    * no estar relacionado con = be unrelated to.
    * no estar seguro = be uncertain.
    * no estar seguro de = be unsure about/of.
    * no estar utilizable = be down.
    * no es una ciencia exacta = not (exactly) rocket science.
    * no es un misterio = not (exactly) rocket science.
    * no exacerbado = non-exacerbating.
    * no examinado = unexamined.
    * no exclusivo = non-exclusive.
    * no excluyente = inclusive, socially-inclusive.
    * no existe = not applicable [N/A].
    * no existir = be out of the picture.
    * no existir como tal = there + be + no such thing as, there + be + no such thing as.
    * no existir límites = there + be + no limit.
    * no existir muchos indicios de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no existir ningún indicio de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no experto = non-expert [nonexpert].
    * no explorado = unexplored.
    * no explosivo = non-explosive.
    * no expresado = unspoken, unstated.
    * no expuesto a la luz = unexposed.
    * no falla = reliable.
    * no faltar el respeto = be civil towards.
    * no familiarizado con = unfamiliar with.
    * no ferroso = non-ferrous [nonferrous].
    * no fibroso = non-fibrous.
    * no figurar = be not included.
    * no fijado = non-net.
    * no fructificar = come to + nothing.
    * no fumador = non-smoker, non-smoking.
    * no funcionar = be out of order.
    * no funcionario = untenured, non-tenured.
    * no + Futuro = won't [will not].
    * no ganado = unearned.
    * no guardar relación con = be incommensurate with.
    * no gubernamental = non-government, non-governmental [nongovernmental].
    * no gustar = have + a dislike for, dislike, be uncomfortable + Gerundio, be uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable + Gerundio.
    * no haber = be unavailable.
    * no haber consecuencias = nothing + come of.
    * no + haber + dos + Nombre que = no two + Nombre.
    * no haber duda de que = there + be + no doubt that.
    * no haber duda (que) = there + be + no question (that).
    * no haber forma de = there + be + no way.
    * no haber indicios de que = there + be + no indication that.
    * no haber límites = there + be + no limit.
    * no haber llegado todavía = be yet to come.
    * no haber manera de = there + be + no way.
    * no haber modo de = there + be + no means of.
    * no haber muchas señales de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no + haber + nada como = there + be + nothing like.
    * no haber nada de verdad en = there + be + any/no truth to.
    * no + haber + nada malo en = there + be + nothing wrong in/with.
    * no haber palabras para describirlo = beggar + description.
    * no haber pero que valer = not take + no for an answer.
    * no haber prisa = there + be + no hurry.
    * no haber problemas = be fine.
    * no haber señal de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no habiendo = in the absence of.
    * no hace falta decir que = it goes without saying that, needless to say.
    * no hace mucho = in the recent past.
    * no hace mucho tiempo = not so long ago.
    * no hacer Algo ni muerto = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no hacer Algo por cobardía = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * no hacer Algo por miedo = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * no hacer caso = brush aside.
    * no hacer caso a = turn + Posesivo + back on.
    * no hacer caso de = slight.
    * no hacer los deberes = be asleep at the wheel.
    * no hacer más que = do + no more than.
    * no hacer nada = vegetate, veg out.
    * no hacer nada al respecto = leave + unchecked.
    * no hacer nada de particular = do + nothing in particular.
    * no hacer ninguna gracia = not take + kindly to.
    * no hacer ningún cambio = stand + pat.
    * no hacer otra cosa que = do + nothing but.
    * no hacer sino = do + no more than.
    * no hay = there ain't [there aren't/isn't].
    * no hay dos sin tres = things + come in threes.
    * no hay duda de que = undoubtedly.
    * no hay escapatoria = needs must when the devil drives.
    * no hay forma de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay límite(s) = the sky is the limit.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = every cloud has a silver lining, be a blessing in disguise, to every cloud, there is a silver lining.
    * no hay manera de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay más remedio = needs must when the devil drives.
    * no hay modo de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay nada como = nothing beats....
    * no hay nada imposible = all bets are off.
    * no hay nada mejor que = nothing beats....
    * no hay nada oculto = what you see is what you get.
    * no hay + Nombre + que sean = no + Nombre + be.
    * no higroscópico = non-hygroscopic.
    * no hindú = non-Hindu.
    * no homosexual = straight man.
    * no humano = non-human [nonhuman].
    * no hurgar en la herida = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * no idéntico = non-identical.
    * no identificado = unnamed.
    * no idoneidad = unsuitability.
    * no impacientarse con = bear with + Pronombre.
    * no importa = never mind, regardless of, whatever.
    * no importa + Adjetivo/Adverbio + que seaAdjetivo/Adverbio + que sea = however + Adjetivo/Adverbio.
    * no importa cómo = no matter how.
    * no importa lo + Adjetivo + que + Subjuntivo = no matter how + Adjetivo.
    * no importa lo bien = no matter how well.
    * No importa lo que se conoce, sino a quién se conoce = It's not what you know, but who you know.
    * no importa qué = whatever.
    * no importar = be all right with + Persona, make + no difference, cope with.
    * no importar Algo a Alguien = think + little of.
    * no importar en absoluto = have + no qualms about.
    * no importar + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no importar lo más mínimo = could not care less.
    * no importar lo que + pensar de = whatever + Pronombre + make of.
    * no importar nada = not give a damn, not give a shit, not give a fuck.
    * no importa si... o = no matter whether... or.
    * no impreso = unprinted.
    * no incluido = unlisted.
    * no incluye = exclusive of.
    * no indicado = unstated.
    * no + Indicativo = fail to + Infinitivo.
    * no + Infinitivo = failure to + Infinitivo.
    * no infringir las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.
    * no ingresado = unearned.
    * no inmiscuirse en = remain + uninvolved in, stay away from.
    * no inmutarse = not bat an eyelid, not bat an eyelash, keep + a stiff upper lip.
    * no inscripción = non-registration.
    * no intencional = non-intentional.
    * no interactivo = non-interactive.
    * no interesar = can't/couldn't be bothered.
    * no intervencionista = hands-off, isolationist.
    * no intrusivo = nonobtrusive.
    * no invasivo = noninvasive [non-invasive].
    * no invitado = uninvited.
    * no invitados, los = uninvited, the.
    * no involucrado = uninvolved.
    * no jerárquico = non-hierarchical.
    * no lector = non-reader [nonreader].
    * no letal = non-lethal.
    * no levantarse hasta tarde = have + a lie-in.
    * no librario = non-book [nonbook].
    * no lineal = nonlinear [non-linear].
    * no linealidad = nonlinearity [no-linearity].
    * no listo = unready.
    * no literario = unliterary, non-literary.
    * no llegar a = stop + short of, fall + short of.
    * no llegar a entender = miss + the mark, miss + the point.
    * no llegar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * no llegar a un ideal = fall + short of ideal.
    * no llevar a ninguna parte = achieve + nothing, go + nowhere.
    * no llevar a ningún fin = beat + a dead horse, flog + a dead horse, fart + in the wind.
    * no llevar a ningún sitio = go + nowhere.
    * no lo bastante lejos = not far enough.
    * no lo dudes = take it from me.
    * no lucrativo = non-profit [nonprofit], non-profit making.
    * no manifiesto = undeclared.
    * no MARC = non-MARC.
    * no más que = in any more than.
    * no materializarse = fall through.
    * Nombre + no tardará mucho en = it won't be long before + Nombre.
    * Nombre + no tardó mucho en = it wasn't long before + Nombre.
    * no médico = non-clinical.
    * no merecer la pena = be no good.
    * no merecerse Algo = be unworthy of.
    * no meterse en líos = keep out of + trouble.
    * no meterse en problemas = keep out of + trouble.
    * no miel sin hiel = no pain, no gain.
    * no miembro = non-member [nonmember].
    * no militar = nonmilitary.
    * no monográfico = non-monographic.
    * no morderse la lengua = call + a spade a spade.
    * no moverse = stay + put.
    * no mucho después = not long after.
    * no musical = non-musical.
    * no muy acertado = wide of the mark.
    * no muy apropiado = wide of the mark.
    * no muy bien informado = not-too-well-informed.
    * no muy despierto = slow.
    * no muy lejos = within easy travelling distance, not far behind, not far off, not far away, not far, not too far.
    * no muy listos, los = none-too-bright, the.
    * no nacido = unborn.
    * no necesitar mantenimiento = maintenance-free.
    * no nombrado = unnamed.
    * no nórdico = non-Nordic.
    * no obstaculizar = be out of the way of.
    * no obstante = albeit (that), however, nevertheless, nonetheless, still, yet, notwithstanding, none the less, though, that being said, all this said, when all is said and done.
    * no occidental = non-Western.
    * no ocultar las preferencias de Uno sobre Algo = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no oficial = non-government.
    * no olvidar = bear in + mind, be aware of.
    * no ordenado = unsorted.
    * no orgánico = non-organic.
    * no parar mucho en un sitio = live out of + a suitcase.
    * no parecer que = there + be + no sign of, there + be + little sign of.
    * no parecerse en nada a = be nothing like.
    * no parecerse ni por asomo = different as night and day.
    * no parecer Uno Mismo = be out of character.
    * no participar = be out of the picture.
    * no participar en = be uninvolved in, remain + uninvolved in.
    * no partidista = non-partisan [nonpartisan].
    * no pasar mucho tiempo antes de que + Subjuntivo = be not long before + Indicativo.
    * no patentado = non-proprietary.
    * no pegar ni con cola = stick out like + a sore thumb.
    * no pensar en otra cosa que = be wrapped up in.
    * no pensar más en Algo = dismiss from + Posesivo + mind.
    * no pensar más que en = be wrapped up in.
    * no percatarse de = be blind to.
    * no percatarse de la importancia de Algo = have + no feeling for.
    * no perder de vista = keep + an eye on, keep + a beady eye on, keep in + sight.
    * no perder el ánimo = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no perder el control = stay on top of, stay on + top of things, be on top of things.
    * no perder el trabajo = stay in + work.
    * no perder la cabeza = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perder la calma = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perderse = keep on + the right track.
    * no perderse en/por = find + Posesivo + way round/through.
    * no perderse mucho, no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no perfumado = non-scented.
    * no periódico = non-periodical.
    * no permitir = disallow.
    * no pertenecer a = have + no place in.
    * no perteneciente a la Comunidad Europea = non-EC.
    * no perteneciente al juzgado = out-of-court.
    * no pestañear = not bat an eyelid, not bat an eyelash.
    * no pillar Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no pillar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no planificado = unplanned.
    * no poder = be unable to, cannot, can't [cannot].
    * no poder aguantar a Alguien = have + it in for + Nombre.
    * no poder conciliar el sueño = have + trouble sleeping, have + trouble sleeping.
    * no poder darse el lujo de = ill afford.
    * no poder dejar de mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no poder dejar de recalcar la importancia de Algo = cannot + give + too much emphasis + to the importance of, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be stressed too strongly.
    * no poder dormir = sleeplessness.
    * no poder estarse quieto = have + the fidgets, fidget.
    * no poder evitar + Infinitivo = cannot help + Gerundio, cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder evitar mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no poder hacer más que = do + little more than.
    * no poder permitirse = ill afford.
    * no poder permitirse el lujo de = ill afford.
    * no poder quitarse Algo de la cabeza = can't get it out of my mind.
    * no poderse buscar = be unsearchable.
    * no poderse negar que = there + be + no denying that.
    * no poder sino + Infinitivo = cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder ver a Alguien = have + it in for + Nombre.
    * no poder ver Algo o Alguien = can't stand + sight.
    * no polémico = non-controversial [noncontroversial], non-contentious.
    * no poner en duda = be unquestioned.
    * ¡No, por lo que más quieras! = Not on your life!.
    * no precipitarse = keep + a cool head, play it + cool.
    * no predisponer a Alguien en contra = keep on + the right side of.
    * no preguntes porque no te puedo decir la verdad = ask no questions and hear no lies.
    * no preocuparse que = rest + assured that.
    * no preparado = uninformed, unready, unprepared.
    * no presentado a examen = absent from exam.
    * no prestar atención = disregard, overlook, close + the door on, go + unheeded, fly in + the face of.
    * no prestar atención al hecho de que = overlook + the fact that.
    * no prestar la suficiente atención = give + short shrift.
    * no pretender ser = make + no claim to.
    * no probado = untested.
    * no procesado = unprocessed.
    * no profesional = non-professional [nonprofessional].
    * no programador = non-programmer.
    * no prolongado = unsustained.
    * no pronunciado = undelivered.
    * no prosperar = fall by + the wayside.
    * no provocado = unprovoked.
    * no publicado = unpublished.
    * no público = non-public.
    * no pude evitar notar que = couldn't help but notice (that).
    * no puedo aguantarlo = can't take it.
    * no puedo comprender = I can't get over.
    * no puedo entender cómo = can't get over how.
    * no quebrar = stay in + business.
    * no quedarse ahí = there + be + more to it than that.
    * no querer saber más nada de = drop + Nombre + like a hot potato, drop + Nombre + like a hot brick.
    * no querer saber nada de = want + nothing to do with.
    * no querer tener nada que ver con Algo = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no querer tener nada que ver con = want + nothing to do with.
    * no racial = colour-blind.
    * no racista = race-neutral.
    * no realizado = unfulfilled, unrealised [unrealized, -USA].
    * no recargado = uncluttered.
    * no reciclable = non-recyclable.
    * no recogido = uncollected.
    * no recompensado = unrewarded.
    * no reconocido = unacknowledged, unrecognised [unrecognized, -USA].
    * no recopilado = uncollected.
    * no redimido = unredeemed.
    * no reembolsable = non-repayable, non-refundable.
    * no registrado = unlisted, unaffiliated.
    * no reglamentado = unregulated.
    * no regulado = unregulated.
    * no relacionado = unrelated, nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no relacionados entre sí = unrelated.
    * no relativo = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no relevante = non-relevant.
    * no remunerado = unpaid, unsalaried, non-paying, unremunerated, non-remunerated.
    * no renovable = non-renewable.
    * no renovado = unrenewed.
    * no rentable = uneconomic, unprofitable.
    * no reparar en gastos = go to + town on, lash out (on).
    * no repartido = undelivered.
    * no representativo = unrepresentative.
    * no restrictivo = non-restrictive.
    * no restringido = non-restrictive, unconfined.
    * no resuelto = unresolved.
    * no resultar fácil = not be easy.
    * no retirado = uncollected.
    * * *
    (= noroeste) NW
    * * *
    no {predisponer} en contra
    (v.) = stay on + the right side of

    Ex: Many of the stories told about fairies seem to be cautionary tales, showing that they can be very helpful, as long as you stay on the right side of them.

    = by no means, NOT, nay, no, not.
    Nota: Negación usada con verbos; para los nombres, véase no.

    Ex: However, UDC is by no means always applied to this degree of detail in libraries.

    Ex: The Boolean logic operator NOT excludes records containing a particular word.
    Ex: Said another timidly, nay, sheepishly: 'You can see we need help, can't you Mr. Bibeau?'.
    Ex: In either case, the patient keys in the responses, which may be as simple as 'yes' or 'no'.
    Ex: The Boolean logic operator not excludes records containing a particular word.
    * alfabeto no romano = non-Roman alphabet.
    * aún no nacido = unborn.
    * aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
    * base de datos no bibliográfica = non-bibliographic database.
    * catalogación no automatizada = non-computerised cataloguing.
    * con datos no pertinentes = dirty [dirtier -comp., dirtiest -sup.].
    * ¿de dónde si no...? = where else...?.
    * ¡Dios no lo quiera! = God forbid.
    * documento recuperado no pertinente = false drop.
    * el no va más = the be all and end all, the bee's knees.
    * el último pero no el menos importante = the last but by no means least.
    * encabezamiento no admitido = non-approved heading.
    * encabezamiento no específico = non-specific heading.
    * esto no quiere decir que = this is not to say that.
    * evaluación no intrusiva = unobtrusive evaluation.
    * información no codificada = non-coded information.
    * lo creas o no = believe it or not.
    * material no devuelto = non-return.
    * material no impreso = non-print [nonprint], non-print media.
    * modo no interactivo = non-interactive mode.
    * ¿no? = do you?, do you?.
    * no {predisponer} en contra = stay on + the right side of.
    * no abandonar = stick with, stand by.
    * no abrasivo = non-abrasive.
    * no aburrir a Alguien con todos los detalles = spare + Nombe + all the details.
    * no académico = non-academic.
    * no acentuado = unaccented.
    * no aceptar = disavow.
    * no aceptarse = go by + the board.
    * no aceptar un no por respuesta = not take + no for an answer.
    * no acercarse a = steer + clear of, stay away from, give + Nombre + a wide berth, steer away from.
    * no acercarse a Algo ni muerto = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no ácido = acid-free.
    * no acostumbrado a = unfamiliar with.
    * no actual = non-current.
    * no actuando en capacidad de autor = non-authorial.
    * no actuar como se debe = be remiss.
    * no actuar correctamente = be remiss.
    * no actuar debidamente = be remiss.
    * no acudir = stay away.
    * no acuoso = non-aqueous.
    * no admitir discusión = be out of the question.
    * no adosado = detached.
    * no afectado = unaffected.
    * no afectar = be immune against, leave + unaffected.
    * no afiliado = unaffiliated.
    * no afín = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no agobiarse = take + Posesivo + time.
    * no agravante = non-exacerbating.
    * no agrupado = unclustered.
    * no aguantar más = have had enough.
    * no aguantar ver Algo o Alguien = can't stand + sight.
    * no alcanzar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * no alergénico = non-allergenic.
    * no alfabetizado = non-literate.
    * no amante de la literatura = non-literary.
    * no americano = non-US, un-American.
    * no amortizable = irredeemable.
    * no analizado = unexamined.
    * no anclado = unanchored.
    * no andar con reparos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar con tapujos = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no andar en nada bueno = be up to no good, get up to + no good.
    * no andar muy equivocado = be in the right realm.
    * no andarse con rodeos = call + a spade a spade.
    * no antes de = no sooner than.
    * no añorar el pasado = never + look back.
    * no aparecer = be not included.
    * no apartarse del buen camino = keep on + the right track.
    * no aprovechar Algo lo suficiente = under-exploit [underexploit].
    * no aprovechar el potencial = fall (far) short of + potential, fall (far) behind + potential.
    * no apto para menores = X-rated.
    * no arrepentirse = not look back, never + look back.
    * no arriesgarse = play it + safe.
    * no asignado = unallocated, unassigned.
    * no asistencia = non-attendance.
    * no asistente = non-attender [nonattender].
    * no asistir = stay away.
    * no atendido = unsatisfied.
    * no atreverse a = flinch at/from, have + no stomach for.
    * no atreverse a tratar = fear to + tread.
    * no auténtico = unauthentic.
    * no autorizado = unauthorised [unauthorized, -USA], unapproved.
    * no avanzar = tread + water.
    * no avanzar más = go + no further.
    * no bajarse del burro = stick to + Posesivo + guns.
    * no bastar = not be good enough.
    * no bibliográfico = non-book [nonbook], non-bibliographic, non-bibliographical.
    * no bibliotecario = non-librarian.
    * no británico = non-UK.
    * no buscarle las pulgas al perro = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * no cabe ni un alfiler = no room to swing a cat.
    * no caber en sí de alegría = thrill + Nombre + to bits, be chuffed to bits, be tickled pink.
    * no cambiar = keep + it up, keep up + the good work, keep up + the great work, stand + pat.
    * no canjeable = irredeemable.
    * no cantante = nonsinger.
    * no cantes victoria antes de tiempo = don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
    * no captar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no ceder = stand + Posesivo + ground, put + Posesivo + foot down.
    * no ceder a las presiones = withstand + pressure.
    * no ceder terreno = stand + Posesivo + ground.
    * no centrado = unfocused [unfocussed].
    * no científico = unscientific.
    * no cobrado = uncollected.
    * no codificado = non-coded.
    * no coercitivo = non-coercive.
    * no coger Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no coger por sorpresa = come as + no surprise.
    * no coincidente = ill matched.
    * no colar = Negativo + hold + water.
    * no comentado = unannotated.
    * no comercial = non-profit making, non-commercial [noncommercial].
    * no compatible = non-compatible.
    * no compensatorio = non-compensatory [noncompensatory].
    * no comprender = be beyond + Pronombre.
    * no comprobado = untested.
    * no comprometido = uncommitted.
    * no concebirse desde ningún punto de vista = be impossible under any hypothesis.
    * no concentrado = unfocused [unfocussed].
    * no concentrar el esfuerzo = spread + Nombre + thinly.
    * no concordar con = be at odds with.
    * no conducir a nada = be exercises in + futility.
    * no conductual = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no confirmado = unsubstantiated.
    * no conformarse con un no = not take + no for an answer.
    * no conmovedor = unmoving.
    * no conocer a Alguien de nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
    * no conocer a Alguien para nada = not know + Pronombre + from Adam.
    * no conseguir nada = achieve + nothing.
    * no conseguir ni una cosa ni otra = fall (between/through) + the cracks.
    * no considerarse parte de = hold + Reflexivo + apart from.
    * no consumible = nonconsumptive.
    * no consumidor = nonconsumptive.
    * no contagioso = non-contagious.
    * no contaminado = untainted, uncontaminated.
    * no contar = be out of the picture.
    * no contar con = leave + Nombre + out of the picture, drop + Nombre + out of the picture.
    * no contar con la aprobación = frown on/upon.
    * no contencioso = non-contentious.
    * no convencional = non-conventional.
    * no convexo = nonconvex [non-convex].
    * no corregido = uncorrected.
    * no correlativo = non-consecutive.
    * no correr prisa = there + be + no hurry.
    * no corroborado = unsubstantiated.
    * no creerse Algo al pie de la letra = take + Nombre + with a pinch of salt.
    * no creerse Algo del todo = take + Nombre + with a pinch of salt.
    * no crítico = non-critical.
    * no cualificado = unskilled.
    * no cuestionarse la veracidad de Algo temporalmente = suspend + disbelief.
    * no cumplido = unfulfilled, unrealised [unrealized, -USA].
    * no cumplir = fall + short of, welsh on.
    * no cumplir con el plazo de publicación = miss + publication deadline.
    * no cumplir con + Posesivo + deber = be remiss.
    * no cumplir las expectativas = fall + short of expectations.
    * no cumplir lo esperado = fall + short of expectations.
    * no cumplir lo prometido = fall + short of + Posesivo + promise.
    * no cumplir una norma = fall (far) short of + norm.
    * no cumplir un objetivo = fall + short of goal.
    * no cumplir unos criterios = fall (far) short of + criteria.
    * no cumplir unos requisitos = fall + short of requirements.
    * no cursar una asignatura = skip + grades.
    * no dar crédito a = disbelief.
    * no dar crédito a + Posesivo + oídos = not believe + Posesivo + ears.
    * no dar crédito a + Posesivo + ojos = not believe + Posesivo + eyes.
    * no dar fruto = come to + nothing.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a Algo = think + little of.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no darle importancia a = think + very little about/of.
    * no dar más de sí = stretch + Nombre + to the limit, overstretch.
    * no dar ningún resultado = give + zero results, be of no avail, be to no avail.
    * no darse cuenta de = sneak under + the radar, go + unnoticed.
    * no darse de cuenta de = be blind to.
    * no darse por vencido fácilmente = not take + no for an answer.
    * no dar una impresión clara = send + mixed signals.
    * no debemos + Infinitivo = let us not + Infinitivo.
    * no deber nada = pay + Posesivo + dues.
    * no + deber + sorprender que = it + be + not surprising that.
    * no debes juzgar un libro por el color de sus pastas = don't judge a book by its cover, don't judge a book by its cover.
    * no debidamente reconocido = unsung.
    * no decir a Alguien lo que está ocurriendo = leave + Nombre + in the dark.
    * no decir nada = keep + quiet.
    * no decir nada a nadie = lips + seal.
    * no decir nada nuevo = much ado about nothing.
    * no decir palabrotas = watch + Posesivo + mouth.
    * no de comportamiento = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no de conducta = nonbehavioural [nonbehavioral, -USA].
    * no decreciente = non-decreasing.
    * no dedicado a la investigación = non-research.
    * no definido = unstated.
    * no definirse = sit on + the fence.
    * no dejar a nadie fuera = inclusivity.
    * no dejar de enviar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.
    * no dejar de mandar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.
    * no dejar duda = leave + little doubt.
    * no dejar entrar = turn + Nombre + away, keep out.
    * no dejar ninguna duda = leave + no doubt.
    * no dejar ni un cabo suelto = tie up + all the loose ends.
    * no dejar pasar = keep out.
    * no dejar pasar la oportunidad = ride + the wave.
    * no dejar títere con cabeza = turn + everything upside down.
    * no deliberado = unintentional.
    * no del todo maduro = underripe.
    * no democrático = undemocratic.
    * no desanimarse = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no descansar en + Posesivo + tumba = spin + in + Posesivo + grave.
    * no descriptor = non-descriptor.
    * no deseado = unwanted, undesired, uninvited.
    * no desfallecer = keep up.
    * no desgastarse fácilmente = wear + well.
    * no desglosable = unbreakable.
    * no desmerecer = compare + favourably.
    * no destructivo = non-destructive.
    * no desvelar + Posesivo + identidad = protect + Posesivo + identity.
    * no determinista = nondeterministic [non-deterministic].
    * no devolverse = be non-refundable.
    * no diferenciador = nondistinctive.
    * no diferenciarse de = be nothing short of.
    * no digno de confianza = untrustworthy.
    * no discapacitado = able-bodied.
    * no disciplinario = impunitive.
    * no discriminatorio con respecto al sexo = gender neutral.
    * no disponible = not applicable [N/A].
    * no disponible para el préstamo = not-loanable.
    * no dispuesto = unprepared.
    * no distinguir entre... y... = make + little distinction between... and....
    * no distintivo = nondistinctive.
    * no distribuido = undelivered, undelivered.
    * no docente = non-teaching.
    * no económico = non-economic [noneconomic].
    * no educativo = non-teaching, non-educational.
    * no efímero = non-volatile [nonvolatile].
    * no eléctrico = nonelectrical [non-electrical].
    * no encontrar nada + Adjetivo = find far from + Adjetivo.
    * no encontrar ni el pie ni la cabeza = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of.
    * no encontrar palabras = be at a loss for words, be lost for words.
    * no en inglés = non-English.
    * no entender = be beyond + Pronombre.
    * no entender Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no entender lo esencial = miss + the point.
    * no entender ni una papa de = can't make head(s) or tail(s) of.
    * no entendido por la materia = outsider.
    * no entregado = undelivered.
    * no envío = non-shipment.
    * no epiléptico = non-epileptic.
    * no es asombroso que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
    * no escatimar = unstinting.
    * no escatimar dinero = lavish + money.
    * no escatimar gastos = go to + town on, lash out (on).
    * no escrito = unwritten.
    * no es de extrañar que = no wonder that, small wonder that.
    * no es de sorprender que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
    * no esencial = non-essential [nonessential].
    * no es lo mismo en el caso de = the same is not true (for/of/with).
    * no especialista = non-expert [nonexpert].
    * no especializado = broader-based.
    * no especificar = leave + undefined.
    * no está claro todavía = the jury is still out (on).
    * no esta disponible = be down.
    * no estándar = non-standard [nonstandard].
    * no estar + Adjetivo + en absoluto = be far from + Adjetivo.
    * no estar a la altura de las expectativas = fall below + expectations.
    * no estar a la altura de lo que se espera = fall below + expectations, be below par, be under par.
    * no estar al tanto de = be out of touch with.
    * no estar bien equilibrado = skew.
    * no estar contento = be unhappy.
    * no estar convencido = be dubious.
    * no estar coordinado con = be out of step with.
    * no estar de acuerdo = be at variance, disagree, beg to differ.
    * no estar de acuerdo (con) = disapprove (of).
    * no estar de acuerdo con la idea de = disapprove of + the idea of.
    * no estar de suerte = be out of luck.
    * no estar deteriorado = unimpaired.
    * no estar disponible = be unavailable.
    * no estar dispuesto a = be unwilling to, be negatively disposed to.
    * no estar documentado = be undocumented.
    * no estar en condiciones de = be unfit for.
    * no estar en el mejor momento de Uno = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * no estar en funcionamiento = be down.
    * no estar en plenitud de facultades = be past + Posesivo + best.
    * no estar en + Posesivo + cabales = insane.
    * no estar en sintonía con = be out of step with.
    * no estar expuesto al público = be out of the public eye.
    * no estar familiarizado con = be unfamiliar with.
    * no estar finalizado (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + completeness.
    * no estar incluido = be not included.
    * no estar muy católico = feel + bad.
    * no estar muy lejos de = be just one step away from.
    * no estar nada + Adjetivo = be anything but + Adjetivo.
    * no estar nunca satisfecho = enough + be + not/never + enough.
    * no estar presente en = be absent (from).
    * no estar relacionado con = be unrelated to.
    * no estar seguro = be uncertain.
    * no estar seguro de = be unsure about/of.
    * no estar utilizable = be down.
    * no es una ciencia exacta = not (exactly) rocket science.
    * no es un misterio = not (exactly) rocket science.
    * no exacerbado = non-exacerbating.
    * no examinado = unexamined.
    * no exclusivo = non-exclusive.
    * no excluyente = inclusive, socially-inclusive.
    * no existe = not applicable [N/A].
    * no existir = be out of the picture.
    * no existir como tal = there + be + no such thing as, there + be + no such thing as.
    * no existir límites = there + be + no limit.
    * no existir muchos indicios de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no existir ningún indicio de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no experto = non-expert [nonexpert].
    * no explorado = unexplored.
    * no explosivo = non-explosive.
    * no expresado = unspoken, unstated.
    * no expuesto a la luz = unexposed.
    * no falla = reliable.
    * no faltar el respeto = be civil towards.
    * no familiarizado con = unfamiliar with.
    * no ferroso = non-ferrous [nonferrous].
    * no fibroso = non-fibrous.
    * no figurar = be not included.
    * no fijado = non-net.
    * no fructificar = come to + nothing.
    * no fumador = non-smoker, non-smoking.
    * no funcionar = be out of order.
    * no funcionario = untenured, non-tenured.
    * no + Futuro = won't [will not].
    * no ganado = unearned.
    * no guardar relación con = be incommensurate with.
    * no gubernamental = non-government, non-governmental [nongovernmental].
    * no gustar = have + a dislike for, dislike, be uncomfortable + Gerundio, be uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable with, feel + uncomfortable + Gerundio.
    * no haber = be unavailable.
    * no haber consecuencias = nothing + come of.
    * no + haber + dos + Nombre que = no two + Nombre.
    * no haber duda de que = there + be + no doubt that.
    * no haber duda (que) = there + be + no question (that).
    * no haber forma de = there + be + no way.
    * no haber indicios de que = there + be + no indication that.
    * no haber límites = there + be + no limit.
    * no haber llegado todavía = be yet to come.
    * no haber manera de = there + be + no way.
    * no haber modo de = there + be + no means of.
    * no haber muchas señales de que = there + be + little sign of.
    * no + haber + nada como = there + be + nothing like.
    * no haber nada de verdad en = there + be + any/no truth to.
    * no + haber + nada malo en = there + be + nothing wrong in/with.
    * no haber palabras para describirlo = beggar + description.
    * no haber pero que valer = not take + no for an answer.
    * no haber prisa = there + be + no hurry.
    * no haber problemas = be fine.
    * no haber señal de que = there + be + no sign of.
    * no habiendo = in the absence of.
    * no hace falta decir que = it goes without saying that, needless to say.
    * no hace mucho = in the recent past.
    * no hace mucho tiempo = not so long ago.
    * no hacer Algo ni muerto = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no hacer Algo por cobardía = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * no hacer Algo por miedo = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * no hacer caso = brush aside.
    * no hacer caso a = turn + Posesivo + back on.
    * no hacer caso de = slight.
    * no hacer los deberes = be asleep at the wheel.
    * no hacer más que = do + no more than.
    * no hacer nada = vegetate, veg out.
    * no hacer nada al respecto = leave + unchecked.
    * no hacer nada de particular = do + nothing in particular.
    * no hacer ninguna gracia = not take + kindly to.
    * no hacer ningún cambio = stand + pat.
    * no hacer otra cosa que = do + nothing but.
    * no hacer sino = do + no more than.
    * no hay = there ain't [there aren't/isn't].
    * no hay dos sin tres = things + come in threes.
    * no hay duda de que = undoubtedly.
    * no hay escapatoria = needs must when the devil drives.
    * no hay forma de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay límite(s) = the sky is the limit.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = every cloud has a silver lining, be a blessing in disguise, to every cloud, there is a silver lining.
    * no hay manera de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay más remedio = needs must when the devil drives.
    * no hay modo de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay nada como = nothing beats....
    * no hay nada imposible = all bets are off.
    * no hay nada mejor que = nothing beats....
    * no hay nada oculto = what you see is what you get.
    * no hay + Nombre + que sean = no + Nombre + be.
    * no higroscópico = non-hygroscopic.
    * no hindú = non-Hindu.
    * no homosexual = straight man.
    * no humano = non-human [nonhuman].
    * no hurgar en la herida = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * no idéntico = non-identical.
    * no identificado = unnamed.
    * no idoneidad = unsuitability.
    * no impacientarse con = bear with + Pronombre.
    * no importa = never mind, regardless of, whatever.
    * no importa + Adjetivo/Adverbio + que seaAdjetivo/Adverbio + que sea = however + Adjetivo/Adverbio.
    * no importa cómo = no matter how.
    * no importa lo + Adjetivo + que + Subjuntivo = no matter how + Adjetivo.
    * no importa lo bien = no matter how well.
    * No importa lo que se conoce, sino a quién se conoce = It's not what you know, but who you know.
    * no importa qué = whatever.
    * no importar = be all right with + Persona, make + no difference, cope with.
    * no importar Algo a Alguien = think + little of.
    * no importar en absoluto = have + no qualms about.
    * no importar + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no importar lo más mínimo = could not care less.
    * no importar lo que + pensar de = whatever + Pronombre + make of.
    * no importar nada = not give a damn, not give a shit, not give a fuck.
    * no importa si... o = no matter whether... or.
    * no impreso = unprinted.
    * no incluido = unlisted.
    * no incluye = exclusive of.
    * no indicado = unstated.
    * no + Indicativo = fail to + Infinitivo.
    * no + Infinitivo = failure to + Infinitivo.
    * no infringir las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.
    * no ingresado = unearned.
    * no inmiscuirse en = remain + uninvolved in, stay away from.
    * no inmutarse = not bat an eyelid, not bat an eyelash, keep + a stiff upper lip.
    * no inscripción = non-registration.
    * no intencional = non-intentional.
    * no interactivo = non-interactive.
    * no interesar = can't/couldn't be bothered.
    * no intervencionista = hands-off, isolationist.
    * no intrusivo = nonobtrusive.
    * no invasivo = noninvasive [non-invasive].
    * no invitado = uninvited.
    * no invitados, los = uninvited, the.
    * no involucrado = uninvolved.
    * no jerárquico = non-hierarchical.
    * no lector = non-reader [nonreader].
    * no letal = non-lethal.
    * no levantarse hasta tarde = have + a lie-in.
    * no librario = non-book [nonbook].
    * no lineal = nonlinear [non-linear].
    * no linealidad = nonlinearity [no-linearity].
    * no listo = unready.
    * no literario = unliterary, non-literary.
    * no llegar a = stop + short of, fall + short of.
    * no llegar a entender = miss + the mark, miss + the point.
    * no llegar a + Infinitivo (con mucho) = fall (far) short of + Gerundio.
    * no llegar a un ideal = fall + short of ideal.
    * no llevar a ninguna parte = achieve + nothing, go + nowhere.
    * no llevar a ningún fin = beat + a dead horse, flog + a dead horse, fart + in the wind.
    * no llevar a ningún sitio = go + nowhere.
    * no lo bastante lejos = not far enough.
    * no lo dudes = take it from me.
    * no lucrativo = non-profit [nonprofit], non-profit making.
    * no manifiesto = undeclared.
    * no MARC = non-MARC.
    * no más que = in any more than.
    * no materializarse = fall through.
    * Nombre + no tardará mucho en = it won't be long before + Nombre.
    * Nombre + no tardó mucho en = it wasn't long before + Nombre.
    * no médico = non-clinical.
    * no merecer la pena = be no good.
    * no merecerse Algo = be unworthy of.
    * no meterse en líos = keep out of + trouble.
    * no meterse en problemas = keep out of + trouble.
    * no miel sin hiel = no pain, no gain.
    * no miembro = non-member [nonmember].
    * no militar = nonmilitary.
    * no monográfico = non-monographic.
    * no morderse la lengua = call + a spade a spade.
    * no moverse = stay + put.
    * no mucho después = not long after.
    * no musical = non-musical.
    * no muy acertado = wide of the mark.
    * no muy apropiado = wide of the mark.
    * no muy bien informado = not-too-well-informed.
    * no muy despierto = slow.
    * no muy lejos = within easy travelling distance, not far behind, not far off, not far away, not far, not too far.
    * no muy listos, los = none-too-bright, the.
    * no nacido = unborn.
    * no necesitar mantenimiento = maintenance-free.
    * no nombrado = unnamed.
    * no nórdico = non-Nordic.
    * no obstaculizar = be out of the way of.
    * no obstante = albeit (that), however, nevertheless, nonetheless, still, yet, notwithstanding, none the less, though, that being said, all this said, when all is said and done.
    * no occidental = non-Western.
    * no ocultar las preferencias de Uno sobre Algo = make + no bones about + Algo.
    * no oficial = non-government.
    * no olvidar = bear in + mind, be aware of.
    * no ordenado = unsorted.
    * no orgánico = non-organic.
    * no parar mucho en un sitio = live out of + a suitcase.
    * no parecer que = there + be + no sign of, there + be + little sign of.
    * no parecerse en nada a = be nothing like.
    * no parecerse ni por asomo = different as night and day.
    * no parecer Uno Mismo = be out of character.
    * no participar = be out of the picture.
    * no participar en = be uninvolved in, remain + uninvolved in.
    * no partidista = non-partisan [nonpartisan].
    * no pasar mucho tiempo antes de que + Subjuntivo = be not long before + Indicativo.
    * no patentado = non-proprietary.
    * no pegar ni con cola = stick out like + a sore thumb.
    * no pensar en otra cosa que = be wrapped up in.
    * no pensar más en Algo = dismiss from + Posesivo + mind.
    * no pensar más que en = be wrapped up in.
    * no percatarse de = be blind to.
    * no percatarse de la importancia de Algo = have + no feeling for.
    * no perder de vista = keep + an eye on, keep + a beady eye on, keep in + sight.
    * no perder el ánimo = keep + Posesivo + chin up.
    * no perder el control = stay on top of, stay on + top of things, be on top of things.
    * no perder el trabajo = stay in + work.
    * no perder la cabeza = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perder la calma = keep + a cool head, remain + cool-headed, play it + cool.
    * no perderse = keep on + the right track.
    * no perderse en/por = find + Posesivo + way round/through.
    * no perderse mucho, no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no perderse nada = be no great loss.
    * no perfumado = non-scented.
    * no periódico = non-periodical.
    * no permitir = disallow.
    * no pertenecer a = have + no place in.
    * no perteneciente a la Comunidad Europea = non-EC.
    * no perteneciente al juzgado = out-of-court.
    * no pestañear = not bat an eyelid, not bat an eyelash.
    * no pillar Algo = go (way) over + Posesivo + head.
    * no pillar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no planificado = unplanned.
    * no poder = be unable to, cannot, can't [cannot].
    * no poder aguantar a Alguien = have + it in for + Nombre.
    * no poder conciliar el sueño = have + trouble sleeping, have + trouble sleeping.
    * no poder darse el lujo de = ill afford.
    * no poder dejar de mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no poder dejar de recalcar la importancia de Algo = cannot + give + too much emphasis + to the importance of, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be stressed too strongly.
    * no poder dormir = sleeplessness.
    * no poder estarse quieto = have + the fidgets, fidget.
    * no poder evitar + Infinitivo = cannot help + Gerundio, cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder evitar mencionar = cannot but notice.
    * no poder hacer más que = do + little more than.
    * no poder permitirse = ill afford.
    * no poder permitirse el lujo de = ill afford.
    * no poder quitarse Algo de la cabeza = can't get it out of my mind.
    * no poderse buscar = be unsearchable.
    * no poderse negar que = there + be + no denying that.
    * no poder sino + Infinitivo = cannot help but + Verbo.
    * no poder ver a Alguien = have + it in for + Nombre.
    * no poder ver Algo o Alguien = can't stand + sight.
    * no polémico = non-controversial [noncontroversial], non-contentious.
    * no poner en duda = be unquestioned.
    * ¡No, por lo que más quieras! = Not on your life!.
    * no precipitarse = keep + a cool head, play it + cool.
    * no predisponer a Alguien en contra = keep on + the right side of.
    * no preguntes porque no te puedo decir la verdad = ask no questions and hear no lies.
    * no preocuparse que = rest + assured that.
    * no preparado = uninformed, unready, unprepared.
    * no presentado a examen = absent from exam.
    * no prestar atención = disregard, overlook, close + the door on, go + unheeded, fly in + the face of.
    * no prestar atención al hecho de que = overlook + the fact that.
    * no prestar la suficiente atención = give + short shrift.
    * no pretender ser = make + no claim to.
    * no probado = untested.
    * no procesado = unprocessed.
    * no profesional = non-professional [nonprofessional].
    * no programador = non-programmer.
    * no prolongado = unsustained.
    * no pronunciado = undelivered.
    * no prosperar = fall by + the wayside.
    * no provocado = unprovoked.
    * no publicado = unpublished.
    * no público = non-public.
    * no pude evitar notar que = couldn't help but notice (that).
    * no puedo aguantarlo = can't take it.
    * no puedo comprender = I can't get over.
    * no puedo entender cómo = can't get over how.
    * no quebrar = stay in + business.
    * no quedarse ahí = there + be + more to it than that.
    * no querer saber más nada de = drop + Nombre + like a hot potato, drop + Nombre + like a hot brick.
    * no querer saber nada de = want + nothing to do with.
    * no querer tener nada que ver con Algo = would not touch + Nombre + with a barge pole.
    * no querer tener nada que ver con = want + nothing to do with.
    * no racial = colour-blind.
    * no racista = race-neutral.
    * no realizado = unfulfilled, unrealised [unrealized, -USA].
    * no recargado = uncluttered.
    * no reciclable = non-recyclable.
    * no recogido = uncollected.
    * no recompensado = unrewarded.
    * no reconocido = unacknowledged, unrecognised [unrecognized, -USA].
    * no recopilado = uncollected.
    * no redimido = unredeemed.
    * no reembolsable = non-repayable, non-refundable.
    * no registrado = unlisted, unaffiliated.
    * no reglamentado = unregulated.
    * no regulado = unregulated.
    * no relacionado = unrelated, nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no relacionados entre sí = unrelated.
    * no relativo = nonrelative [non-relative].
    * no relevante = non-relevant.
    * no remunerado = unpaid, unsalaried, non-paying, unremunerated, non-remunerated.
    * no renovable = non-renewable.
    * no renovado = unrenewed.
    * no rentable = uneconomic, unprofitable.
    * no reparar en gastos = go to + town on, lash out (on).
    * no repartido = undelivered.
    * no representativo = unrepresentative.
    * no restrictivo = non-restrictive.
    * no restringido = non-restrictive, unconfined.
    * no resuelto = unresolved.
    * no resultar fácil = not be easy.
    * no retirado = uncollected.

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    NO
    (= noroeste) [ Vocabulary notes (Spanish) ] NW
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    no
    NO (
    noroeste) NW

    no adverbio
    a) ( como respuesta) no;

    (modificando adverbios, oraciones, verbos) not la negación de la mayoría de los verbos ingleses requiere el uso del auxiliar `do'
    ¿te gustó? — no did you like it? — no, I didn't;

    ¿vienes o no? are you coming or not?;
    no te preocupes don't worry;
    ¿por qué no quieres ir? — porque no why don't you want to go?I just don't

    no veo nada I can't see a thing o anything;

    no viene nunca she never comes

    está mejor ¿no? she's better, isn't she?;

    ha dimitido ¿no? he has resigned, hasn't he?

    se ganó la lotería — ¡no! he won the lottery — he didn't! o no!



    ¿te gustó? a mí no did you like it? I didn't
    f) (delante de n, adj, pp):


    la no violencia non-violence;
    un hijo no deseado an unwanted child
    ■ sustantivo masculino (pl
    noes) no

    no
    I adverbio
    1 (como respuesta) no: ¿quieres un poco?, - no, gracias, would you like a bit?, - no, thanks
    2 (en frases negativas) not: aún no está dormido, he isn't asleep yet
    hoy no es jueves, today isn't Thursday
    no, no iré, no, I will not go
    no tengo hambre, I am not hungry
    ¿por qué no?, why not?
    ya no fuma, she doesn't smoke any more
    3 (antepuesto a un nombre) la no colaboración se penalizará, non-collaboration will be penalized
    4 (con otros negativos) no diré nada, I won't say a single word
    no lo haré jamás, I'll never do it
    no sin antes..., not without first...
    5 (en advertencia, cartel) no fumar, no smoking
    6 (en preguntas retóricas o de confirmación) está enfadado, ¿no es así?, he is angry, isn't he?
    estoy guapa, ¿o no?, I'm smart, aren't I?
    firmarás el contrato, ¿no?, you'll sign the contract, won't you?
    ¿no nos presentaron el otro día?, weren't we introduced the other day?
    7 (para expresar un temor) llévate el paraguas, no sea que llueva, take your umbrella in case it rains
    II sustantivo masculino no: ¿es un no definitivo?, is that a definite no?

    'no' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abandonar
    - abandonada
    - abandonado
    - abandonarse
    - abarcar
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abasto
    - abatir
    - abatimiento
    - abonarse
    - abortar
    - abrir
    - abreviar
    - abrigar
    - absoluta
    - absolutamente
    - absoluto
    - abstraerse
    - abuela
    - abundar
    - aburrida
    - aburrido
    - abusar
    - acabar
    - acallar
    - acalorarse
    - acariciar
    - acaso
    - accesoria
    - accesorio
    - aceptar
    - acertada
    - acertado
    - achacar
    - achantarse
    - aclararse
    - aconsejar
    - actuación
    - actual
    - acudir
    - adelantar
    - adelante
    - adentro
    - adivinar
    - admitir
    - adónde
    - adorno
    - advertir
    English:
    abide
    - ablaze
    - able
    - about
    - absence
    - absent
    - accepted
    - accommodate
    - account
    - accountable
    - accustom
    - act on
    - action
    - actual
    - actually
    - add up
    - adequately
    - adjust
    - admit
    - admittance
    - advertise
    - advise
    - affair
    - afford
    - afraid
    - agree
    - agreement
    - albeit
    - alike
    - alive
    - all
    - alone
    - aloud
    - also
    - alternative
    - altogether
    - always
    - ambit
    - amiss
    - amusing
    - anathema
    - and
    - answer
    - answer back
    - antisexist
    - any
    - anybody
    - anything
    - anywhere
    - apart
    * * *
    NO (abrev de Noroeste)
    NW
    * * *
    NO
    abr (= noroeste) NW, Northwest
    * * *
    no adv
    1) : no
    ¿quieres ir al mercado? no, voy más tarde: do you want to go shopping? no, I'm going later
    2) : not
    ¡no hagas eso!: don't do that!
    creo que no: I don't think so
    3) : non-
    no fumador: non-smoker
    4)
    ¡como no! : of course!
    5)
    no bien : as soon as, no sooner
    * * *
    no adv
    ¿vienes? No are you coming? No
    ¡no a los accidentes! no more accidents!
    no toques eso don't touch that que no con verbos como creer, pensar, etc se puede traducir por un verbo negativo y so
    La doble negación en inglés equivale a una afirmación, así que con un solo negativo basta
    Si se emplea ¿no? para hacer una pregunta, en inglés se emplea una tag question
    fuiste al médico, ¿no? you went to the doctor's, didn't you?
    el martes es fiesta, ¿no? Tuesday is a holiday, isn't it?
    puedo ir, ¿no? I can go, can't I?

    Spanish-English dictionary > no

  • 11 no infringir las leyes

    (v.) = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law
    Ex. Our experts will be on hand to provide information and tips to help traders stay on the right side of the law and avoid a hefty fine.
    Ex. These are people who work hard, pay taxes, buy houses and keep on the right side of the law for fear of being deported.
    * * *
    (v.) = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law

    Ex: Our experts will be on hand to provide information and tips to help traders stay on the right side of the law and avoid a hefty fine.

    Ex: These are people who work hard, pay taxes, buy houses and keep on the right side of the law for fear of being deported.

    Spanish-English dictionary > no infringir las leyes

  • 12 no predisponer en contra

    (v.) = stay on + the right side of
    Ex. Many of the stories told about fairies seem to be cautionary tales, showing that they can be very helpful, as long as you stay on the right side of them.

    Spanish-English dictionary > no predisponer en contra

  • 13 predisponer

    v.
    to predispose.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ PONER], like link=poner poner (pp predispuesto,-a)
    1 to predispose
    * * *
    verb
    2) bias, prejudice
    * * *
    VT to predispose; [con prejuicios] to prejudice, bias ( contra against)
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1) (Med) to predispose
    * * *
    Ex. Previous experience with computers or card catalogue use predisposed users to attempt to use OPACs.
    ----
    * no predisponer a Alguien en contra = stay on + the right side of, keep on + the right side of.
    * predisponer a Uno = dispose + Pronombre Personal.
    * predisponer en contra de = prejudice + Nombre + against.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1) (Med) to predispose
    * * *

    Ex: Previous experience with computers or card catalogue use predisposed users to attempt to use OPACs.

    * no predisponer a Alguien en contra = stay on + the right side of, keep on + the right side of.
    * predisponer a Uno = dispose + Pronombre Personal.
    * predisponer en contra de = prejudice + Nombre + against.

    * * *
    vt
    A ( Med) to predispose
    factores hereditarios que lo predisponen a ciertas enfermedades hereditary factors which predispose him o make him predisposed to certain illnesses
    B
    (influir en): su simpatía predisponía a la gente en su favor people tended to look favorably on him because of his pleasant character
    hicieron todo lo posible para predisponerlo en contra de mi familia they did everything possible to turn him o prejudice him against my family
    * * *

    predisponer ( conjugate predisponer) verbo transitivo
    1 (Med) to predispose
    2 ( influir en) to prejudice;

    predisponer verbo transitivo to predispose: predispuso a la población en contra de la nueva moda, he influenced the town to reject the new fashion
    ' predisponer' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    inclinar
    English:
    dispose
    - incline
    - predispose
    - prejudice
    * * *
    to predispose (a to);
    predisponer a alguien en contra de/a favor de algo to prejudice sb against/in favour of sth
    * * *
    v/t
    1 ( influir) prejudice
    2 MED predispose
    * * *
    predisponer {60} vt
    1) : to predispose, to incline
    2) : to prejudice, to bias

    Spanish-English dictionary > predisponer

  • 14 respetar

    v.
    1 to respect (persona, costumbre).
    hay que respetar a los ancianos you should show respect for the elderly
    no respeta las señales de tráfico he takes no notice of traffic signs
    hacerse respetar to make oneself respected
    María respeta sus decisiones Mary respects his decisions.
    2 to spare.
    3 to obey, to honor.
    María respeta las reglas Mary obeys the rules.
    * * *
    1 to respect
    \
    hacerse respetar to command respect
    * * *
    verb
    to respect, observe
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ persona, derecho] to respect

    nunca ha respetado a sus padresshe has never respected o had any respect for her parents

    hacerse respetar — to win respect, earn respect

    2) (=obedecer) to observe

    no respetan los semáforos — they ignore the traffic lights, they do not observe the traffic lights

    3) (=conservar) to conserve
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) < persona> to respect

    se hizo respetar de or por todos — he won o gained everyone's respect

    b) <opinión/tradiciones> to respect; <ley/norma> to observe
    2.
    respetarse v pron (refl) to respect oneself, have self-respect
    * * *
    = abide by, respect, honour [honor, -USA].
    Ex. Any library coming into OCLC has to agree to abide by those standards.
    Ex. She paid everyone the compliment of respecting what is subtle and unique in each of them.
    Ex. You must be a living example of what you expect your child to honor and emulate.
    ----
    * respetar la ley = observe + the law.
    * respetar las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.
    * respetar los principios = observe + principles.
    * respetar un acuerdo = honour + commitment, honour + agreement.
    * respetar una diferencia = observe + difference.
    * respetar una regla = observe + rule, comply with + rule.
    * respetar un derecho = respect + right.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) < persona> to respect

    se hizo respetar de or por todos — he won o gained everyone's respect

    b) <opinión/tradiciones> to respect; <ley/norma> to observe
    2.
    respetarse v pron (refl) to respect oneself, have self-respect
    * * *
    = abide by, respect, honour [honor, -USA].

    Ex: Any library coming into OCLC has to agree to abide by those standards.

    Ex: She paid everyone the compliment of respecting what is subtle and unique in each of them.
    Ex: You must be a living example of what you expect your child to honor and emulate.
    * respetar la ley = observe + the law.
    * respetar las leyes = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law.
    * respetar los principios = observe + principles.
    * respetar un acuerdo = honour + commitment, honour + agreement.
    * respetar una diferencia = observe + difference.
    * respetar una regla = observe + rule, comply with + rule.
    * respetar un derecho = respect + right.

    * * *
    respetar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹persona› to respect
    debes respetar a tus mayores you should respect your elders o treat your elders with respect
    se hizo respetar de or por todos he won o gained everyone's respect
    2 ‹opinión/tradiciones› to respect; ‹ley/norma› to observe; ‹señal de tráfico› to obey
    no se respetó su voluntad his wishes were not respected
    respetar el medio ambiente to respect the environment
    [ S ] respetad las plantas please respect o be careful of the plants
    no respetan los límites de velocidad they don't observe the speed restrictions, they disregard the speed restrictions
    reformaron el edificio respetando el diseño original they renovated the building conserving the original design
    ( refl) to respect oneself, have self-respect
    ¿cómo te van a respetar los demás si tú mismo no te respetas? how can you expect people to respect you if you have no self-respect yourself?
    un abogado que se respete no haría eso no self-respecting lawyer o no lawyer worth his salt would do that
    una universidad que se respete no puede aceptar estas prácticas no university worthy of the name can accept these practices
    * * *

     

    respetar ( conjugate respetar) verbo transitivo
    a) persona to respect;

    se hizo respetar por todos he won o gained everyone's respect

    b)opinión/tradiciones to respect;

    señal/luz roja to obey;
    ley/norma to observe
    respetar verbo transitivo
    1 (a una persona, una cosa) to respect
    2 (una orden, ley) to observe, obey
    ' respetar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atropellar
    - honrar
    - sagrada
    - sagrado
    - admirar
    - estimar
    - imponer
    - memoria
    English:
    respect
    - spare
    - enforce
    * * *
    1. [persona, costumbre, deseos] to respect;
    [norma] to observe; [la palabra] to honour;
    hay que respetar a los ancianos you should show respect for the elderly;
    no respeta las señales de tráfico he takes no notice of traffic signs;
    el accidente se produjo porque no respetó un ceda el paso the accident happened because he ignored a Br give way o US yield sign;
    hacerse respetar to earn (people's) respect
    2. [no destruir] to spare;
    respeten las plantas [en letrero] keep off the flowerbeds
    * * *
    v/t respect;
    hacerse respetar gain o win respect
    * * *
    : to respect
    * * *
    1. (en general) to respect
    2. (obedecer) to obey

    Spanish-English dictionary > respetar

  • 15 respetar las leyes

    (v.) = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law
    Ex. Our experts will be on hand to provide information and tips to help traders stay on the right side of the law and avoid a hefty fine.
    Ex. These are people who work hard, pay taxes, buy houses and keep on the right side of the law for fear of being deported.
    * * *
    (v.) = stay on + the right side of the law, keep on + the right side of the law

    Ex: Our experts will be on hand to provide information and tips to help traders stay on the right side of the law and avoid a hefty fine.

    Ex: These are people who work hard, pay taxes, buy houses and keep on the right side of the law for fear of being deported.

    Spanish-English dictionary > respetar las leyes

  • 16 contra

    adv.
    athwart.
    prep.
    1 against.
    en contra against
    estar en contra de algo, estar contra algo to be opposed to something
    eso va contra el reglamento that's against regulations
    2 versus.
    f.
    opposing view, con.
    * * *
    1 against
    2 for
    3 (enfrente) facing, opposite
    1 familiar drawback, snag
    1 gosh!, good grief!
    \
    en contra against
    en contra de lo que... contrary to...
    llevar la contra a alguien to contradict somebody, disagree with somebody
    opinar en contra to disagree
    * * *
    prep.
    * * *
    SF

    la Contra Nic ( Hist) the Contras pl

    * * *
    I
    1)
    a) (indicando posición, dirección) against

    lo puso contra la pared/la ventana — he put it against the wall/by the window

    una vacuna contra la gripea flu o an anti-flu vaccine

    un gol en contra — (RPl) an own goal

    en contra de — ( opuesto a) against; ( contrariamente a) contrary to

    2)
    a) (Fin)
    b) (Com) ( a cambio de)
    II
    1) (esp AmL fam) ( dificultad) snag
    2) (Col) ( antídoto) antidote
    3) (Pol, Hist)
    a) ( grupo)
    b) contra masculino y femenino ( individuo) Contra rebel
    III
    * * *
    I
    1)
    a) (indicando posición, dirección) against

    lo puso contra la pared/la ventana — he put it against the wall/by the window

    una vacuna contra la gripea flu o an anti-flu vaccine

    un gol en contra — (RPl) an own goal

    en contra de — ( opuesto a) against; ( contrariamente a) contrary to

    2)
    a) (Fin)
    b) (Com) ( a cambio de)
    II
    1) (esp AmL fam) ( dificultad) snag
    2) (Col) ( antídoto) antidote
    3) (Pol, Hist)
    a) ( grupo)
    b) contra masculino y femenino ( individuo) Contra rebel
    III
    * * *
    contra1
    = against, versus (vs - abreviatura), anti.

    Ex: Against this proliferation of hosts there is a distinct awareness amongst users of the need for the rationalisation.

    Ex: I believe that the emphasis on abuse of title entry in the name of speeding up cataloging is not the question of a title entry versus other entries, it is the question of simplification.
    Ex: States began passing anti stalking legislation in 1990 after a rash of stalking related murders and publicity surrounding the stalking of celebrities = Los estados empezaron a aprobar legislación contra el acecho en 1990 después de una racha de asesinatos relacionados con el acoso y de la publicidad que surgió relacionada con la persecución de famosos.
    * acción contra el fuego = fire response.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * argumento en contra = counter-argument [counterargument].
    * argumentos a favor o en contra = arguments for (and/or) against.
    * carrera contra el tiempo = race against time, race against the clock.
    * carrera contra reloj = race against time, race against the clock.
    * contra el cáncer = anticancer.
    * contra el deseo de Alguien = against + Posesivo + will.
    * contra el reumatismo = anti-rheumatism.
    * contra el viento = upwind.
    * contra fuerzas superiores = against (all/the) odds.
    * contra la ansiedad = anti-anxiety.
    * contra la pared = up against the wall, with + Posesivo + back against the wall, against a/the wall.
    * contra las cuerdas = against the ropes.
    * contra la voluntad de Alguien = against + Posesivo + will.
    * contra los dioses = against (all/the) odds.
    * contra (todo) pronóstico = against (all/the) odds.
    * contra todo (tipo) de riesgo = against all risks.
    * contra una pared = against a/the wall.
    * contra viento y marea = at all costs, against (all/the) odds, at any cost, at any price, come hell or high water.
    * en contra = counterpoint, against.
    * en contra de la guerra = antiwar [anti-war].
    * en contra de la opinión general = contrary to popular belief.
    * en contra de la raza blanca = anti-white [antiwhite].
    * en contra de la raza negra = antiblack [anti-black].
    * en contra de las circunstancias = against circumstances.
    * estar a favor o en contra = be for or against.
    * estar en contra de = be against.
    * hablar en contra de = speak against.
    * hacer objeciones contra = urge against.
    * ir a contra reloj = race against + time, race against + the clock.
    * ir en contra de = contravene, fly in + the face of, go against, militate against, stand in + contrast to, tell against, be at odds with, work at + cross purposes, be at cross purposes, be contrary to, set against, run + counter to, run + contrary to, be at loggerheads with, argue against, stand in + sharp contrast to, run up against, turn against, speak against, run + afoul of, fall + afoul of.
    * ir en contra del reloj = race against + the clock.
    * ir en contra del tiempo = race against + the clock.
    * ir en contra de todos + Posesivo + principios = violate + principle.
    * luchar contra corriente = labour + against the grain.
    * luchar contra un fuego = fight + fire.
    * militar contra = militate against.
    * no predisponer a Alguien en contra = stay on + the right side of, keep on + the right side of.
    * no tener nada en contra de Algo = have + no quarrel about + Nombre.
    * ponerse en contra de = turn against.
    * por contra = in contrast.
    * predispuesto en contra de = disposed against.
    * probabilidades en contra de = odds against.
    * pronunciarse a favor o en contra de Algo = take + sides.
    * pros y contras = trade-off [tradeoff/trade off], ins and outs, pros and cons.
    * pros (y/o) contras = merits (and/or) demerits, strengths (and/or) weaknesses, pluses (and/or) minuses.
    * pruebas en contra = evidence to the contrary.
    * seguridad contra corrientes eléctricas = electrical security.
    * tener pros y contras = be a mixed blessing.
    * utilizar en contra = set against.
    * viento en contra = headwind.
    * volverse en contra de = turn against.

    * * *
    A
    1 (indicando posición, dirección) against
    lo estrellaron contra la puerta they threw him against the door
    nos estrellamos contra un árbol we crashed into a tree
    nadar contra la corriente to swim against the current
    puso el escritorio contra la ventana he put the desk under o by o in front of o next to the window
    dos contra uno two against one
    la lucha contra la tiranía/la ignorancia the struggle against tyranny/ignorance
    una vacuna contra la gripe a flu o an anti-flu vaccine
    una política contra la discriminación racial a policy to combat racial discrimination
    contra lo que opinan todos contrary to what everyone thinks
    3 ( en locs):
    en contra against
    yo estoy en contra I'm against it
    40 votos a favor y 23 en contra 40 votes for and 23 against
    un gol en contra ( RPl); an own goal
    en contra de: está en contra de mis principios it's against my principles
    en contra nuestra or de nosotros against us
    se pronunciaron en contra de estas medidas they announced that they were opposed to these measures
    B
    1 ( Fin):
    un cheque girado contra el Banco de Pando a check drawn on the Banco de Pando
    2 ( Com)
    (a cambio de): contra presentación/entrega de este vale on presentation/surrender of this voucher
    envíos contra reembolso parcels sent cash on delivery
    llevarle la contra a algn: a ella no le gusta que le lleven la contra she doesn't like to be contradicted
    siempre tiene que llevarme la contra she always has to disagree
    lo hace sólo por llevar la contra he does it just to be difficult
    B ( Col) (antídoto) antidote
    C ( Hist, Pol)
    1
    (grupo): la contra the Contras (pl)
    2
    pro1 (↑ pro (1))
    * * *

     

    contra preposición
    against;

    nos estrellamos contra un árbol we crashed into a tree;
    dos contra uno two against one;
    yo estoy en contra I'm against it;
    40 votos en contra 40 votes against;
    en contra de ( opuesto a) against;

    ( contrariamente a) contrary to
    ■ sustantivo femenino
    a) (esp AmL fam) ( dificultad) snag;

    llevarle la contra a algn to contradict sb

    b) (Col) ( antídoto) antidote

    c) (Pol, Hist) ( grupo):


    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino ( individuo) Contra rebel
    ■ sustantivo masculino See Also
    pro

    contra
    I preposición
    1 (oposición) against
    estar en contra de algo, to be against sthg
    nadie dijo nada en contra, no one disagreed
    2 (apoyado en) against
    3 (cuando indica colisión física) into
    II f Pol (grupo contrarrevolucionario) contra
    ♦ Locuciones: los pros y los contras, the pros and cons

    ' contra' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abominar
    - animosidad
    - apelar
    - atentar
    - atentado
    - azuzar
    - blasfemar
    - bloque
    - cabeza
    - cargar
    - chocar
    - combatir
    - conjurarse
    - corriente
    - cuerda
    - darse
    - declararse
    - defender
    - derecha
    - despotricar
    - efectiva
    - efectivo
    - eficaz
    - embestir
    - empotrar
    - enfrente
    - envío
    - estampar
    - estamparse
    - estrellar
    - estrellarse
    - exaltada
    - exaltado
    - impacto
    - imponer
    - indisponer
    - injuria
    - inoculación
    - interponer
    - juventud
    - legal
    - manifestarse
    - mutar
    - mutarse
    - oponerse
    - oposición
    - pared
    - predisponer
    - preservar
    - prevenir
    English:
    accusation
    - against
    - agitate
    - aid
    - antihistamine
    - antipollution
    - argue
    - argument
    - attack
    - attempt
    - avoid
    - back
    - barge into
    - belief
    - bias
    - biased
    - blast
    - blitz
    - bump
    - bump into
    - campaign
    - cannon
    - career
    - cash
    - charge
    - charity
    - claim
    - clamp down
    - clash
    - clock
    - clutch
    - combat
    - come out
    - con
    - contra
    - contrary
    - counter
    - crack
    - crack down
    - crackdown
    - crash
    - crime
    - decide
    - demonstrate
    - discriminate
    - fight
    - find
    - for
    - foul
    - from
    * * *
    nf
    la Contra the Contras
    nmf
    Contra (rebel)
    * * *
    I prp against;
    en contra de against;
    en contra against
    II f fig
    :
    hacer la contra a alguien contradict s.o.
    * * *
    contra nf
    1) fam : difficulty, snag
    2)
    llevar la contra a : to oppose, to contradict
    contra nm
    : con
    los pros y los contras: the pros and cons
    contra prep
    : against
    * * *
    contra1 n drawback
    contra2 prep
    1. (en general) against
    2. (con chocar, etc) into
    3. (con tirar, etc) at
    4. (con caerse, etc) on
    6. (en deportes) versus

    Spanish-English dictionary > contra

  • 17 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

  • 18 a la derecha de

    = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of
    Ex. The number of documents indexed by each of the cross-reference terms is shown on the right side of the display.
    Ex. The following is a list of countries of the world whose inhabitants drive on the right-hand side of the road.
    * * *
    = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of

    Ex: The number of documents indexed by each of the cross-reference terms is shown on the right side of the display.

    Ex: The following is a list of countries of the world whose inhabitants drive on the right-hand side of the road.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la derecha de

  • 19 a la inversa

    (al contrario) on the contrary 2 (en el otro sentido) the other way round
    * * *
    = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse
    Ex. The composing stick contained a line of type which read (from his point of view) from left to right but of which the letters were upside down and mirror-fashion.
    Ex. Since the dandy roll worked on the right side, its watermark pattern was fashioned as a mirror image of what was to be seen in the finished paper.
    Ex. The design for a woodcut, which was probably the work of a specialist other than the back cutter, was either drawn in reverse directly on to the block, or traced on to it from paper.
    * * *
    = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse

    Ex: The composing stick contained a line of type which read (from his point of view) from left to right but of which the letters were upside down and mirror-fashion.

    Ex: Since the dandy roll worked on the right side, its watermark pattern was fashioned as a mirror image of what was to be seen in the finished paper.
    Ex: The design for a woodcut, which was probably the work of a specialist other than the back cutter, was either drawn in reverse directly on to the block, or traced on to it from paper.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la inversa

  • 20 a mano derecha de

    = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of
    Ex. The number of documents indexed by each of the cross-reference terms is shown on the right side of the display.
    Ex. The following is a list of countries of the world whose inhabitants drive on the right-hand side of the road.
    * * *
    = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of

    Ex: The number of documents indexed by each of the cross-reference terms is shown on the right side of the display.

    Ex: The following is a list of countries of the world whose inhabitants drive on the right-hand side of the road.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a mano derecha de

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