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  • 1 a

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 2 a toda mecha

    familiar at full pelt
    * * *
    *at full speed
    * * *
    = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch
    Ex. The results appear there and then not only on the VDU screen but also on a roll of paper which spills out of the attached printer at a rate of knots.
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex. Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.
    * * *
    = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch

    Ex: The results appear there and then not only on the VDU screen but also on a roll of paper which spills out of the attached printer at a rate of knots.

    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex: Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a toda mecha

  • 3 a toda máquina

    at full blast
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. The article 'A charmed brew: document delivery and collection in the fast lane' examines the implications of the proliferation of document delivery services and types of access available for librarians.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'The news librarians: fast lane information professionals' = El artículo se titula "Los documentalistas de los medios de comunicación: profesionales de la información a toda pastilla".
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex. Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex. As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: The article 'A charmed brew: document delivery and collection in the fast lane' examines the implications of the proliferation of document delivery services and types of access available for librarians.

    Ex: The article is entitled 'The news librarians: fast lane information professionals' = El artículo se titula "Los documentalistas de los medios de comunicación: profesionales de la información a toda pastilla".
    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex: Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex: Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex: As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a toda máquina

  • 4 a toda pastilla

    familiar (velocidad) at full speed, at full tilt 2 (volumen) at full blast
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. The article 'A charmed brew: document delivery and collection in the fast lane' examines the implications of the proliferation of document delivery services and types of access available for librarians.
    Ex. The article ' On the fast track or the road to nowhere' points to the growing practice of subsuming public libraries into larger departments headed by non-librarians = El artículo " A la vanguardia o en un camino sin rumbo" pone de manifiesto la costumbre cada vez más frecuente de incluir las bibliotecas públicas dentro de órganismos más grandes dirigidos por personal no bibliotecario.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'The news librarians: fast lane information professionals' = El artículo se titula "Los documentalistas de los medios de comunicación: profesionales de la información a toda pastilla".
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Internet overdrive. No place for Sunday drivers'.
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex. Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex. As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. The results appear there and then not only on the VDU screen but also on a roll of paper which spills out of the attached printer at a rate of knots.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: The article 'A charmed brew: document delivery and collection in the fast lane' examines the implications of the proliferation of document delivery services and types of access available for librarians.

    Ex: The article ' On the fast track or the road to nowhere' points to the growing practice of subsuming public libraries into larger departments headed by non-librarians = El artículo " A la vanguardia o en un camino sin rumbo" pone de manifiesto la costumbre cada vez más frecuente de incluir las bibliotecas públicas dentro de órganismos más grandes dirigidos por personal no bibliotecario.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'The news librarians: fast lane information professionals' = El artículo se titula "Los documentalistas de los medios de comunicación: profesionales de la información a toda pastilla".
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Internet overdrive. No place for Sunday drivers'.
    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex: Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex: Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex: As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: The results appear there and then not only on the VDU screen but also on a roll of paper which spills out of the attached printer at a rate of knots.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a toda pastilla

  • 5 a todo gas

    familiar flat out, at full tilt
    * * *
    Esp (Aut)full out, flat out*; [trabajar]flat out*
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex. Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex. As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex. Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.

    Ex: Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex: Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex: As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex: Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a todo gas

  • 6 a todo meter

    at full blast
    * * *
    * (=rápido) as fast as possible
    * * *
    = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    * * *
    = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle

    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.

    Ex: Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a todo meter

  • 7 a todo vapor

    at full steam, at great speed
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex. Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex. As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex. Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.

    Ex: Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex: Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex: As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex: Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a todo vapor

  • 8 archivo fotográfico

    (n.) = picture archive, photographic library
    Ex. This article gives details of the archive collections of a political party library including deposits and bequests, the picture archive, the collection of banners, the film and video archive, and sound recordings = Este artículo da detalles de las archivos de una biblioteca de un partido político incluyendo depósitos y legados, el archivo fotográfico, la colección de pancartas, la filmoteca y las grabaciones sonoras.
    Ex. The article 'Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    * * *
    (n.) = picture archive, photographic library

    Ex: This article gives details of the archive collections of a political party library including deposits and bequests, the picture archive, the collection of banners, the film and video archive, and sound recordings = Este artículo da detalles de las archivos de una biblioteca de un partido político incluyendo depósitos y legados, el archivo fotográfico, la colección de pancartas, la filmoteca y las grabaciones sonoras.

    Ex: The article 'Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.

    Spanish-English dictionary > archivo fotográfico

  • 9 avanzar

    v.
    1 to advance.
    las tropas continúan avanzando the troops are still advancing
    el tráfico no avanzaba the traffic wasn't moving
    Mi chico avanza en la escuela My boy advances in school.
    Ricardo avanzó las ventas Richard advanced=promoted sales.
    2 to make progress.
    está avanzando mucho en sus estudios she's making very good progress with her studies
    esta tecnología avanza a gran velocidad this technology is developing very quickly
    3 to pass (time).
    el tiempo avanza muy deprisa time passes quickly
    a medida que avanza el siglo as the century draws on
    4 to move forward.
    El coche avanza lentamente The car moves forward slowly.
    * * *
    1 to advance, go forward
    1 (mover adelante) to advance, move forward
    2 (dinero) to advance
    3 (promover) to promote
    4 (una propuesta) to put forward
    1 (adelantarse) to go forward, advance; (día, noche) to draw in
    * * *
    verb
    1) to advance, move forward
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=mover) to move forward, advance

    avanzó la ficha cuatro casillas — he moved the counter forward four spaces, he advanced the counter four spaces

    2) [+ dinero] to advance
    3) [+ opinión, propuesta] to put forward
    4) [+ resultado] to predict; [+ predicción] to make
    5) Caribe (=vomitar) to vomit
    2. VI
    1) (=ir hacia adelante) to advance, move forward

    no me esperéis, seguid avanzando — don't wait for me, carry on

    2) (=progresar) to make progress
    3) [noche, invierno] to draw on, approach
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    a) persona/tráfico to advance, move forward

    avanzar hacia la democraciato move o advance toward(s) democracy

    b) ciencia/medicina to advance
    c) cinta/rollo to wind on
    d) persona (en los estudios, el trabajo) to make progress; negociaciones/proyecto to progress
    e) tiempo to draw on
    2.
    a) ( adelantarse) to move forward, advance
    b) ( mover) to move... forward, advance

    avanzó un peónhe moved o pushed a pawn forward

    c) < propuesta> to put forward
    * * *
    = gain + ground, get + far, go forward, make + gains, make + progress, move ahead, move on, move onwardly, move up, page (through), progress, advance, proceed, press on, come along, fast-forward, take + a step forward, get + ahead, move forward, make + step, take + strides, make + advances, develop, move along, get + unstuck, press forward (with), move + forward, go forth, make + headway.
    Ex. Standardisation of formats is less developed; however UNIMARC is gaining ground as a national exchange format, whilst USMARC is also used by university and public libraries.
    Ex. If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get far in our understanding of the physical world.
    Ex. Thus, if you want to reply yes, enter a 'y'; if you want to go forward, enter 'f'.
    Ex. Expenditures in public libraries in the USA rose sharply in 1988 while use continued to make modest gains, with the greatest increase in juvenile loans.
    Ex. We could then simply alter our expectations accordingly, and exult in the progress we have made.
    Ex. It is impatient with Juctionville for its failure to move ahead as fast as it would like and is bothered by the city's drabness and general lack of class and culture.
    Ex. Rather readers grow by fits and starts now rushing ahead, now lying fallow, and now moving steadily on.
    Ex. In its simplest statement, the prime goal of any act of education is that it should serve us in the future... takes us somewhere... let us move onwardly more easily.
    Ex. Now we move up the chain providing index entries for each of the potentially sought terms.
    Ex. The system displays the records in brief format and the user can 'page' through the matches until the required record is found.
    Ex. It is normally taken to indicate that the document has been revised, if a work has progressed to a second or subsequent edition.
    Ex. All this is not to be impulsively regretted since specialized studies can advance in no other way, but synthesis becomes increasingly important and dishearteningly more difficult.
    Ex. Before we proceed to look at the operators in detail, a couple of examples may help to make the layout clearer.
    Ex. Hoping the gentler tone and the more relaxed manner meant that her anger was abating, the young man pressed on less apprehensively.
    Ex. However, we have not heard the final word by any means for there are new products and improved examples of existing products coming along.
    Ex. Modern machines have an automatic facility for fast-forward and rewind as well as a manual control for slower, more precise location of the required information on the microfilm.
    Ex. LCSH has taken a further step forward with the use of computer-controlled typesetting.
    Ex. Low-income urban families simply do not have any use for the traditional library or indeed any motivation for self-improvement and getting ahead = Las familias urbanas con ingresos bajos simplemente no tienen la necesidad de usar la biblioteca tradicional o de hecho no sienten motivación para la superación personal y para avanzar.
    Ex. This article argues the need to move forward with the infotech culture without abandoning the service culture.
    Ex. Schucking noted that early step when a child's 'imagination awakes, without corresponding development of the critical faculty,' a step most children make before they reach school age = Schucking se percató de ese primer paso en el niño cuando "se despierta su imaginación sin el correspondiente desarrollo de la capacidad crítica", un paso que dan la mayoría de los niños antes de alcanzar la edad escolar.
    Ex. In the half century since the publication of McKerrow's Introduction bibliography has taken giant strides in many directions.
    Ex. The author maintains that, aside from increasing computational speed, and thus real-time control, musically no advances have been made.
    Ex. The economics journal system has not grown and developed in a structured fashion, which has resulted in overspill into report literature.
    Ex. As university libraries move along this continuum they will become evolutionary, non-hierarchical, entrepreneurial and horizontal.
    Ex. In addition, students can use the glossary to get 'unstuck' while learning.
    Ex. The company is pressing forward with the construction of an environment and a system that permit all employees to demonstrate their full capabilities.
    Ex. Kuwait is not going backwards, but definitely not moving forward.
    Ex. Finally six men agreed to go forth in their underclothes and nooses around their necks in hopeful expectation that their sacrifice would satisfy the king's bloodlust and he would spare the rest of the citizens.
    Ex. Governments are making headway in negotiations aimed at reaching an ambitious and effective global greenhouse gas reduction treaty.
    ----
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * avanzar a duras penas = flounder, grind on.
    * avanzar a toda máquina = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead.
    * avanzar a toda mecha = go + full steam ahead.
    * avanzar a toda pastilla = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead.
    * avanzar a todo gas = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead.
    * avanzar a todo meter = go + full steam ahead.
    * avanzar a todo vapor = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead.
    * avanzar a trancas y barrancas = flounder, grind on.
    * avanzar a un ritmo vertiginoso = proceed + at a blistering pace.
    * avanzar con dificultad = wade through, limp, slog along, plod (along/through).
    * avanzar con gran dificultad = grind on.
    * avanzar en + Posesivo + trabajo = advance + Posesivo + work, advance + Posesivo + work.
    * avanzar en una carrera profesional = further + a career.
    * avanzar fácilmente = coast.
    * avanzar gradualmente (hacia) = edge (toward(s)).
    * avanzar hacia = move into, move toward(s).
    * avanzar hacia abajo = work + Posesivo + way down.
    * avanzar lentamente = creep, creep along.
    * avanzar lenta y pesadamente = trundle.
    * avanzar mucho = travel + a long way down the road.
    * avanzar muy despacio = creep, creep along.
    * avanzar poco a poco = shuffle along.
    * avanzar poco a poco (hacia) = edge (toward(s)).
    * avanzar profesionalmente dentro de la institución = rise through + the ranks.
    * avanzar rápidamente = gallop.
    * avanzar viento en popa = steam ahead.
    * conforme + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * conforme + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * dar vueltas sin avanzar = go round in + circles.
    * hacer avanzar = nudge + Nombre + forward, push + the frontiers of, nudge + Nombre + along, nudge + Nombre + into, push + the boundaries of.
    * hacer avanzar el conocimiento = push back + the frontiers of knowledge.
    * hacer avanzar hacia = nudge + Nombre + toward.
    * hacer que + Nombre + avance = take + Nombre + a/one step forward.
    * no avanzar = tread + water.
    * no avanzar más = go + no further.
    * que avanza lentamente = crawling.
    * que avanza rápidamente = fast-developing.
    * seguir avanzando = forge + ahead, forge + forward.
    * tiempo + avanzar inexorablemente = time + march on.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    a) persona/tráfico to advance, move forward

    avanzar hacia la democraciato move o advance toward(s) democracy

    b) ciencia/medicina to advance
    c) cinta/rollo to wind on
    d) persona (en los estudios, el trabajo) to make progress; negociaciones/proyecto to progress
    e) tiempo to draw on
    2.
    a) ( adelantarse) to move forward, advance
    b) ( mover) to move... forward, advance

    avanzó un peónhe moved o pushed a pawn forward

    c) < propuesta> to put forward
    * * *
    = gain + ground, get + far, go forward, make + gains, make + progress, move ahead, move on, move onwardly, move up, page (through), progress, advance, proceed, press on, come along, fast-forward, take + a step forward, get + ahead, move forward, make + step, take + strides, make + advances, develop, move along, get + unstuck, press forward (with), move + forward, go forth, make + headway.

    Ex: Standardisation of formats is less developed; however UNIMARC is gaining ground as a national exchange format, whilst USMARC is also used by university and public libraries.

    Ex: If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get far in our understanding of the physical world.
    Ex: Thus, if you want to reply yes, enter a 'y'; if you want to go forward, enter 'f'.
    Ex: Expenditures in public libraries in the USA rose sharply in 1988 while use continued to make modest gains, with the greatest increase in juvenile loans.
    Ex: We could then simply alter our expectations accordingly, and exult in the progress we have made.
    Ex: It is impatient with Juctionville for its failure to move ahead as fast as it would like and is bothered by the city's drabness and general lack of class and culture.
    Ex: Rather readers grow by fits and starts now rushing ahead, now lying fallow, and now moving steadily on.
    Ex: In its simplest statement, the prime goal of any act of education is that it should serve us in the future... takes us somewhere... let us move onwardly more easily.
    Ex: Now we move up the chain providing index entries for each of the potentially sought terms.
    Ex: The system displays the records in brief format and the user can 'page' through the matches until the required record is found.
    Ex: It is normally taken to indicate that the document has been revised, if a work has progressed to a second or subsequent edition.
    Ex: All this is not to be impulsively regretted since specialized studies can advance in no other way, but synthesis becomes increasingly important and dishearteningly more difficult.
    Ex: Before we proceed to look at the operators in detail, a couple of examples may help to make the layout clearer.
    Ex: Hoping the gentler tone and the more relaxed manner meant that her anger was abating, the young man pressed on less apprehensively.
    Ex: However, we have not heard the final word by any means for there are new products and improved examples of existing products coming along.
    Ex: Modern machines have an automatic facility for fast-forward and rewind as well as a manual control for slower, more precise location of the required information on the microfilm.
    Ex: LCSH has taken a further step forward with the use of computer-controlled typesetting.
    Ex: Low-income urban families simply do not have any use for the traditional library or indeed any motivation for self-improvement and getting ahead = Las familias urbanas con ingresos bajos simplemente no tienen la necesidad de usar la biblioteca tradicional o de hecho no sienten motivación para la superación personal y para avanzar.
    Ex: This article argues the need to move forward with the infotech culture without abandoning the service culture.
    Ex: Schucking noted that early step when a child's 'imagination awakes, without corresponding development of the critical faculty,' a step most children make before they reach school age = Schucking se percató de ese primer paso en el niño cuando "se despierta su imaginación sin el correspondiente desarrollo de la capacidad crítica", un paso que dan la mayoría de los niños antes de alcanzar la edad escolar.
    Ex: In the half century since the publication of McKerrow's Introduction bibliography has taken giant strides in many directions.
    Ex: The author maintains that, aside from increasing computational speed, and thus real-time control, musically no advances have been made.
    Ex: The economics journal system has not grown and developed in a structured fashion, which has resulted in overspill into report literature.
    Ex: As university libraries move along this continuum they will become evolutionary, non-hierarchical, entrepreneurial and horizontal.
    Ex: In addition, students can use the glossary to get 'unstuck' while learning.
    Ex: The company is pressing forward with the construction of an environment and a system that permit all employees to demonstrate their full capabilities.
    Ex: Kuwait is not going backwards, but definitely not moving forward.
    Ex: Finally six men agreed to go forth in their underclothes and nooses around their necks in hopeful expectation that their sacrifice would satisfy the king's bloodlust and he would spare the rest of the citizens.
    Ex: Governments are making headway in negotiations aimed at reaching an ambitious and effective global greenhouse gas reduction treaty.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * avanzar a duras penas = flounder, grind on.
    * avanzar a toda máquina = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead.
    * avanzar a toda mecha = go + full steam ahead.
    * avanzar a toda pastilla = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead.
    * avanzar a todo gas = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead.
    * avanzar a todo meter = go + full steam ahead.
    * avanzar a todo vapor = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead.
    * avanzar a trancas y barrancas = flounder, grind on.
    * avanzar a un ritmo vertiginoso = proceed + at a blistering pace.
    * avanzar con dificultad = wade through, limp, slog along, plod (along/through).
    * avanzar con gran dificultad = grind on.
    * avanzar en + Posesivo + trabajo = advance + Posesivo + work, advance + Posesivo + work.
    * avanzar en una carrera profesional = further + a career.
    * avanzar fácilmente = coast.
    * avanzar gradualmente (hacia) = edge (toward(s)).
    * avanzar hacia = move into, move toward(s).
    * avanzar hacia abajo = work + Posesivo + way down.
    * avanzar lentamente = creep, creep along.
    * avanzar lenta y pesadamente = trundle.
    * avanzar mucho = travel + a long way down the road.
    * avanzar muy despacio = creep, creep along.
    * avanzar poco a poco = shuffle along.
    * avanzar poco a poco (hacia) = edge (toward(s)).
    * avanzar profesionalmente dentro de la institución = rise through + the ranks.
    * avanzar rápidamente = gallop.
    * avanzar viento en popa = steam ahead.
    * conforme + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * conforme + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * dar vueltas sin avanzar = go round in + circles.
    * hacer avanzar = nudge + Nombre + forward, push + the frontiers of, nudge + Nombre + along, nudge + Nombre + into, push + the boundaries of.
    * hacer avanzar el conocimiento = push back + the frontiers of knowledge.
    * hacer avanzar hacia = nudge + Nombre + toward.
    * hacer que + Nombre + avance = take + Nombre + a/one step forward.
    * no avanzar = tread + water.
    * no avanzar más = go + no further.
    * que avanza lentamente = crawling.
    * que avanza rápidamente = fast-developing.
    * seguir avanzando = forge + ahead, forge + forward.
    * tiempo + avanzar inexorablemente = time + march on.

    * * *
    avanzar [A4 ]
    vi
    1 «tropas/persona/tráfico» to advance, move forward avanzar HACIA algo:
    las tropas avanzan hacia la capital the troops are advancing on the capital
    el país avanza hacia la democracia the country is moving o advancing toward(s) democracy
    2 ( Fot) «rollo» to wind on
    3 «persona» (en los estudios, el trabajo) to make progress; «negociaciones/proyecto» to progress
    no estoy avanzando mucho con este trabajo I'm not making much progress o headway o I'm not getting very far with this work
    4 «tiempo» to draw on
    ■ avanzar
    vt
    1 (adelantarse) to move forward, advance
    avanzaron unos pasos they moved forward o advanced a few steps, they took a few steps forward
    2 (mover) to move … forward, advance
    avanzó un peón he moved o pushed a pawn forward, he advanced a pawn
    3 ‹propuesta› to put forward
    * * *

     

    avanzar ( conjugate avanzar) verbo intransitivo
    a) [persona/tráfico] to advance, move forward

    b) [ciencia/medicina] to advance

    c) [cinta/rollo] to wind on

    d) [ persona] (en los estudios, el trabajo) to make progress;

    [negociaciones/proyecto] to progress

    verbo transitivo

    b) ( mover) to move … forward, advance

    avanzar verbo transitivo to advance, make progress
    ' avanzar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    sacudida
    - salto
    - tantear
    - adelantar
    English:
    advance
    - come forward
    - crawl
    - edge
    - freewheel
    - go forward
    - headway
    - move
    - move along
    - pace
    - proceed
    - progress
    - struggle along
    - struggle on
    - surge
    - wind
    - fast
    - head
    - hover
    - inch
    - lumber
    - scroll
    - somewhere
    * * *
    vi
    1. [moverse] to advance;
    las tropas continúan avanzando the troops are still advancing;
    el tráfico no avanzaba the traffic wasn't moving
    2. [progresar] to make progress;
    está avanzando mucho en sus estudios she's making very good progress with her studies;
    esta tecnología avanza a gran velocidad this technology is developing very quickly
    3. [tiempo] to pass;
    el tiempo avanza muy deprisa time passes very quickly;
    a medida que avanza el siglo as the century draws on
    4. [carrete] to wind on
    vt
    1. [adelantar] to move forward;
    las tropas avanzaron sus posiciones the troops advanced their position;
    avanzaron varias posiciones en la clasificación de liga they moved up several places in the league
    2. [noticias]
    avanzar algo a alguien to inform sb of sth in advance;
    les avanzó los resultados del estudio she informed them of the results of the study before it was published
    3. [carrete] to wind on
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 move forward, advance;
    avanzar un pie take a step forward
    2 dinero advance
    II v/i
    1 advance, move forward; MIL advance ( hacia on)
    2 en trabajo make progress
    * * *
    avanzar {21} v
    : to advance, to move forward
    * * *
    1. (progresar) to make progress / to get on
    2. (ir hacia delante) to advance / to move forward

    Spanish-English dictionary > avanzar

  • 10 avanzar a toda mecha

    (v.) = go + full steam ahead
    Ex. They are part of those who want to see the war on drugs go full steam ahead, regardless of the consequences to non-violent offenders.
    * * *
    (v.) = go + full steam ahead

    Ex: They are part of those who want to see the war on drugs go full steam ahead, regardless of the consequences to non-violent offenders.

    Spanish-English dictionary > avanzar a toda mecha

  • 11 avanzar a toda máquina

    (v.) = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead
    Ex. Capitalism in the US & GB is steaming ahead at a rapid pace relatively unthreatened by other economies of the world.
    Ex. They are part of those who want to see the war on drugs go full steam ahead, regardless of the consequences to non-violent offenders.
    * * *
    (v.) = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead

    Ex: Capitalism in the US & GB is steaming ahead at a rapid pace relatively unthreatened by other economies of the world.

    Ex: They are part of those who want to see the war on drugs go full steam ahead, regardless of the consequences to non-violent offenders.

    Spanish-English dictionary > avanzar a toda máquina

  • 12 avanzar a toda pastilla

    (v.) = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead
    Ex. Capitalism in the US & GB is steaming ahead at a rapid pace relatively unthreatened by other economies of the world.
    Ex. They are part of those who want to see the war on drugs go full steam ahead, regardless of the consequences to non-violent offenders.
    * * *
    (v.) = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead

    Ex: Capitalism in the US & GB is steaming ahead at a rapid pace relatively unthreatened by other economies of the world.

    Ex: They are part of those who want to see the war on drugs go full steam ahead, regardless of the consequences to non-violent offenders.

    Spanish-English dictionary > avanzar a toda pastilla

  • 13 avanzar a todo gas

    (v.) = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead
    Ex. Capitalism in the US & GB is steaming ahead at a rapid pace relatively unthreatened by other economies of the world.
    Ex. They are part of those who want to see the war on drugs go full steam ahead, regardless of the consequences to non-violent offenders.
    * * *
    (v.) = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead

    Ex: Capitalism in the US & GB is steaming ahead at a rapid pace relatively unthreatened by other economies of the world.

    Ex: They are part of those who want to see the war on drugs go full steam ahead, regardless of the consequences to non-violent offenders.

    Spanish-English dictionary > avanzar a todo gas

  • 14 avanzar a todo meter

    (v.) = go + full steam ahead
    Ex. They are part of those who want to see the war on drugs go full steam ahead, regardless of the consequences to non-violent offenders.
    * * *
    (v.) = go + full steam ahead

    Ex: They are part of those who want to see the war on drugs go full steam ahead, regardless of the consequences to non-violent offenders.

    Spanish-English dictionary > avanzar a todo meter

  • 15 avanzar a todo vapor

    (v.) = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead
    Ex. Capitalism in the US & GB is steaming ahead at a rapid pace relatively unthreatened by other economies of the world.
    Ex. They are part of those who want to see the war on drugs go full steam ahead, regardless of the consequences to non-violent offenders.
    * * *
    (v.) = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead

    Ex: Capitalism in the US & GB is steaming ahead at a rapid pace relatively unthreatened by other economies of the world.

    Ex: They are part of those who want to see the war on drugs go full steam ahead, regardless of the consequences to non-violent offenders.

    Spanish-English dictionary > avanzar a todo vapor

  • 16 avanzar viento en popa

    (v.) = steam ahead
    Ex. Capitalism in the US & GB is steaming ahead at a rapid pace relatively unthreatened by other economies of the world.
    * * *

    Ex: Capitalism in the US & GB is steaming ahead at a rapid pace relatively unthreatened by other economies of the world.

    Spanish-English dictionary > avanzar viento en popa

  • 17 colección fotográfica

    Ex. The article 'Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    * * *

    Ex: The article 'Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.

    Spanish-English dictionary > colección fotográfica

  • 18 gas

    m.
    gas (fluido).
    con gas carbonated, sparkling (agua, bebida)
    gas butano butane (gas)
    gas hilarante laughing gas
    gas mostaza mustard gas
    gas natural natural gas
    * * *
    1 (gen) gas
    1 (flatulencias) wind sing, flatulence sing, US gas sing
    \
    a todo gas familiar flat out, at full tilt
    tener gases to have wind
    agua con gas carbonated water, fizzy water
    gas butano butane gas
    gas ciudad town gas
    gas de escape exhaust fumes plural
    gas hilarante laughing gas
    gas mostaza mustard gas
    gas natural natural gas
    gas noble inert gas
    gas pobre producer gas
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=combustible) gas

    agua (mineral) con gas — sparkling (mineral) water

    agua (mineral) sin gas — still (mineral) water

    gas butano — butane, butane gas

    gas licuado — liquefied gas; Chile [para uso doméstico] Calor gas ®

    gas noble — noble gas, rare gas

    gas propano — propane, propane gas

    2) CAm, Méx (=gasolina) petrol, gas (EEUU)

    darle gas — * to step on the gas *

    a medio gas —

    perder gas —

    3) pl gases (=emanaciones perjudiciales) fumes

    los gases tóxicos que se emiten a la atmósferathe toxic o poisonous fumes released into the atmosphere

    4) pl gases (=flatulencias) wind sing, flatulence sing, gas sing (EEUU)

    tener gases — to have wind, have gas (EEUU)

    * * *
    1) (Fís, Quím) gas

    cocina a or de gas — gas cooker

    a todo gas — (Esp fam) at full speed

    darle gas — (Auto) (fam) to step on the gas (colloq)

    2) gases masculino plural (Fisiol) wind, flatulence
    * * *
    = gas [gases/gasses, pl.].
    Ex. The command 'SELECT OIL OR GAS' retrieves records with EITHER oil or gas.
    ----
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * agua con gas = carbonated water.
    * agua sin gas = still water.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * asfixiar con gas = gas.
    * 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.
    * avanzar a todo gas = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead.
    * bombona de gas = gas bottle, gas cylinder, gas canister.
    * bombona de gas butano = butane cylinder, butane gas cylinder.
    * bombona de gas propano = propane cylinder, propane gas cylinder.
    * calentador de gas = gas heater.
    * cámara de gas = gas chamber.
    * cocina a gas = gas stove.
    * cocina de gas = gas stove.
    * colector de gases = exhaust manifold, inlet manifold.
    * con gas = carbonated.
    * contador del gas = gas meter.
    * de gas = gas-powered.
    * eliminar gases = pass + gas, break + wind, pass + wind.
    * emisión de gases = exhaust emission.
    * emisión de gases de efecto invernadero = carbon emission.
    * emisión de gas invernadero = greenhouse gas emission.
    * emitir gases = gas.
    * enfríado por gas = gas-cooled.
    * factura de electricidad, agua o gas = utility bill.
    * farola de gas = gas lamp.
    * fuego de gas = gas ring, gas ring burner.
    * fuga de gas = gas leak.
    * fuga de gas tóxico = toxic gas leak.
    * gas amoniacal = ammonia gas.
    * gas butano = butane gas.
    * gas ciudad = city gas.
    * gas combustible = fuel gas.
    * gas de bombona = cylinder gas.
    * gas del tubo de escape = exhaust fume, exhaust gas, exhaust.
    * gas de óxido de etileno = ethylene oxide gas.
    * gas de óxido de nitrógeno = nitrogen oxide gas.
    * gas en bombona = bottled gas.
    * gas halón = halon gas.
    * gas inerte = inert gas.
    * gas invernadero = greenhouse gas.
    * gas irritante = burning gas.
    * gas lacrimógeno = tear gas.
    * gas líquido = liquid gas.
    * gas metano = methane.
    * gas mostaza = mustard gas.
    * gas natural = natural gas.
    * gas nervioso = nerve gas, nerve agent.
    * gas neurotóxico = nerve agent.
    * gas noble = noble gas.
    * gas propano = propane gas.
    * gas que produce el efecto invernadero = greenhouse gas.
    * gas tóxico = toxic gas.
    * gas venenoso = poisonous gas.
    * gas volcánico = volcanic gas.
    * hornilla a gas = gas stove.
    * hornilla de gas = gas stove, gas hob, gas ring stove, gas ring cooker.
    * industria del gas = gas industry.
    * lámpara de gas = gaslight, gas lamp.
    * matar con gas = gas.
    * perder gas = lose + steam.
    * quedarse sin gas = lose + steam.
    * quemador de gas = gas ring, gas ring burner.
    * recursos de gas natural = gas resources, natural gas resources.
    * regulador de gas = gas regulator.
    * regulador de presión de gas = gas regulator.
    * sistema de emisión de gases = exhaust system.
    * sistema de extinción de incendios mediante gas halón = halon gas fire extinguishing system.
    * * *
    1) (Fís, Quím) gas

    cocina a or de gas — gas cooker

    a todo gas — (Esp fam) at full speed

    darle gas — (Auto) (fam) to step on the gas (colloq)

    2) gases masculino plural (Fisiol) wind, flatulence
    * * *
    = gas [gases/gasses, pl.].

    Ex: The command 'SELECT OIL OR GAS' retrieves records with EITHER oil or gas.

    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * agua con gas = carbonated water.
    * agua sin gas = still water.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * asfixiar con gas = gas.
    * 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.
    * avanzar a todo gas = steam ahead, go + full steam ahead.
    * bombona de gas = gas bottle, gas cylinder, gas canister.
    * bombona de gas butano = butane cylinder, butane gas cylinder.
    * bombona de gas propano = propane cylinder, propane gas cylinder.
    * calentador de gas = gas heater.
    * cámara de gas = gas chamber.
    * cocina a gas = gas stove.
    * cocina de gas = gas stove.
    * colector de gases = exhaust manifold, inlet manifold.
    * con gas = carbonated.
    * contador del gas = gas meter.
    * de gas = gas-powered.
    * eliminar gases = pass + gas, break + wind, pass + wind.
    * emisión de gases = exhaust emission.
    * emisión de gases de efecto invernadero = carbon emission.
    * emisión de gas invernadero = greenhouse gas emission.
    * emitir gases = gas.
    * enfríado por gas = gas-cooled.
    * factura de electricidad, agua o gas = utility bill.
    * farola de gas = gas lamp.
    * fuego de gas = gas ring, gas ring burner.
    * fuga de gas = gas leak.
    * fuga de gas tóxico = toxic gas leak.
    * gas amoniacal = ammonia gas.
    * gas butano = butane gas.
    * gas ciudad = city gas.
    * gas combustible = fuel gas.
    * gas de bombona = cylinder gas.
    * gas del tubo de escape = exhaust fume, exhaust gas, exhaust.
    * gas de óxido de etileno = ethylene oxide gas.
    * gas de óxido de nitrógeno = nitrogen oxide gas.
    * gas en bombona = bottled gas.
    * gas halón = halon gas.
    * gas inerte = inert gas.
    * gas invernadero = greenhouse gas.
    * gas irritante = burning gas.
    * gas lacrimógeno = tear gas.
    * gas líquido = liquid gas.
    * gas metano = methane.
    * gas mostaza = mustard gas.
    * gas natural = natural gas.
    * gas nervioso = nerve gas, nerve agent.
    * gas neurotóxico = nerve agent.
    * gas noble = noble gas.
    * gas propano = propane gas.
    * gas que produce el efecto invernadero = greenhouse gas.
    * gas tóxico = toxic gas.
    * gas venenoso = poisonous gas.
    * gas volcánico = volcanic gas.
    * hornilla a gas = gas stove.
    * hornilla de gas = gas stove, gas hob, gas ring stove, gas ring cooker.
    * industria del gas = gas industry.
    * lámpara de gas = gaslight, gas lamp.
    * matar con gas = gas.
    * perder gas = lose + steam.
    * quedarse sin gas = lose + steam.
    * quemador de gas = gas ring, gas ring burner.
    * recursos de gas natural = gas resources, natural gas resources.
    * regulador de gas = gas regulator.
    * regulador de presión de gas = gas regulator.
    * sistema de emisión de gases = exhaust system.
    * sistema de extinción de incendios mediante gas halón = halon gas fire extinguishing system.

    * * *
    A ( Fís, Quím) gas
    una acumulación de gases nocivos a build-up of noxious gases
    al arder despide gases tóxicos when it burns it emits toxic fumes
    los asfixian con gas they gas them
    el anhídrido carbónico es un gas asfixiante carbon dioxide is an asphyxiant
    calefacción/cocina a or de gas gas heating/cooker
    a todo gas ( Esp fam): pasó a todo gas con su moto he raced o sped past on his motorbike, he whizzed past at top speed o at full tilt on his bike ( colloq)
    trabajamos a todo gas para terminar a tiempo we worked flat out o at full speed to finish on time ( colloq)
    darle gas ( Auto) ( fam); to step on the gas ( colloq)
    ¡vamos, dale gas! come on, step on it! o step on the gas!
    Compuestos:
    butane gas
    ( Esp) town gas
    ( Chi) town gas
    coal gas
    laughing gas
    tear gas
    usaron gases lacrimógenos they used tear gas
    liquified gas
    mustard gas
    natural gas
    gas neurotóxico or nervioso
    nerve gas
    noble o rare gas
    pepper spray
    propane gas
    noble o rare gas
    B
    ( Esp fam) (energía): la compañía está perdiendo or se está quedando sin gas the company is losing its thrust o impetus
    después de tres vueltas me quedé sin gas after three laps I ran out of steam
    C gases mpl ( Fisiol) wind, flatulence
    * * *

     

    gas sustantivo masculino
    1 (Fís, Quím) gas;

    gas ciudad town gas;
    gas lacrimógeno/licuado tear/liquified gas
    2
    gases sustantivo masculino plural (Fisiol) wind, gas (AmE)

    gas sustantivo masculino
    1 gas: desprende gases nocivos, it gives off dangerous fumes
    gas butano/ciudad, butane/town gas
    gas mostaza/sarín, nerve/sarin gas
    gas tóxico, poison gas
    2 (de una bebida) fizz
    bebidas con gas, fizzy drinks
    3 Med gases, flatulence sing: el niño tiene gases, the baby has wind
    ' gas' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acelerador
    - acometida
    - bombona
    - butano
    - cámara
    - chorro
    - conducción
    - dar
    - emanación
    - emisión
    - escaparse
    - escape
    - espita
    - estufa
    - exhalar
    - flujo
    - fuego
    - fuga
    - gasoducto
    - gasolina
    - gasolinera
    - inflamarse
    - irse
    - lacrimógena
    - lacrimógeno
    - llave
    - máscara
    - mostaza
    - pérdida
    - recibo
    - salirse
    - surtidor
    - abonado
    - abrir
    - agua
    - asfixiante
    - bencinera
    - bolsa
    - bomba
    - burbuja
    - calefacción
    - cerrar
    - cocina
    - conectar
    - contador
    - cortar
    - cuenta
    - depósito
    - ducto
    - escapar
    English:
    board
    - build-up
    - butane
    - convert
    - cut off
    - cylinder
    - demonstration
    - disconnect
    - emit
    - escape
    - expansion
    - fire
    - fizz
    - fizzy
    - flat
    - gas
    - gas bag
    - gas chamber
    - gas cooker
    - gas fire
    - gas fittings
    - gas heater
    - gas mask
    - gas oil
    - gas oven
    - gas station
    - gasworks
    - laughing gas
    - lay on
    - leak
    - main
    - nerve gas
    - off
    - pipe
    - pipeline
    - poison gas
    - powered
    - put on
    - release
    - soda
    - sparkling
    - still
    - tap
    - teargas
    - bubble
    - Calor Gas
    - connect
    - CS gas
    - deposit
    - diesel
    * * *
    gas nm
    1. [fluido] gas;
    un horno de gas a gas oven;
    calefacción de gas gas heating;
    acaban de instalarnos el gas they've just connected the gas;
    con gas [agua, bebida] sparkling;
    Aut
    dale gas step on the accelerator
    gas butano butane (gas); CSur gas de cañería town gas;
    gas de carbón coal gas;
    Esp gas ciudad manufactured gas, Br town gas;
    gas hilarante laughing gas;
    gas de hulla coal gas;
    gas ideal ideal gas;
    gas inerte inert gas;
    gas lacrimógeno tear gas;
    gas licuado liquefied gas;
    Méx gas LP LPG, liquefied petroleum gas;
    gas mostaza mustard gas;
    gas natural natural gas;
    gas noble noble gas;
    gas perfecto ideal gas;
    gas propano propane gas;
    gas sarín sarin gas;
    gas tóxico poison gas
    2.
    gases [en el estómago] wind;
    las legumbres dan muchos gases pulses give you a lot of wind o US gas
    3. Esp Fam [fuerza]
    aun jugando a medio gas ganaron they won even though they weren't really trying;
    quedarse sin gas to run out of steam
    4. Esp Fam [velocidad]
    corrió a todo gas he ran flat out o at top speed;
    leí el periódico a todo gas I read the newspaper as fast as I could
    * * *
    m
    1 FÍS, QUÍM gas;
    con gas sparkling, carbonated;
    sin gas still
    2
    :
    gases pl MED gas sg, wind sg
    3
    :
    a todo gas flat out;
    a medio gas fig at reduced capacity;
    perder gas fig run out of steam
    * * *
    gas nm
    : gas, vapor, fumes pl
    gas lagrimógeno: tear gas
    * * *
    gas n gas [pl. gases]

    Spanish-English dictionary > gas

  • 19 mecha

    f.
    1 wick.
    2 streak.
    3 lock of hair, lock.
    4 fuze.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: mechar.
    * * *
    1 (de vela) wick
    2 MILITAR fuse
    3 COCINA lardoon, lardon
    1 (de pelo) highlights
    \
    a toda mecha familiar at full pelt
    aguantar mecha familiar to grin and bear it
    ponerse mechas to have highlights put in (one's hair)
    * * *
    SF
    1) [de vela, lámpara] wick; [de explosivo] fuse

    encender la mecha — (lit, fig) to light the fuse

    2) [de pelo]
    = mechón I
    3) pl mechas [en el pelo] highlights
    4) [de tocino] rasher
    5) And, Cono Sur (Téc) bit ( of brace)
    6) And, Caribe * (=broma) joke
    7) LAm (=miedo) fear
    8) * (=ratería) shoplifting
    9) And (=baratija) trinket
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( de una vela) wick; (de armas, explosivos) fuse
    b) (RPl) ( broca) bit
    2) mechas femenino plural
    a) ( en peluquería) highlights (pl)
    b) (AmL fam) ( pelo)

    ser tirado de las mechas — (CS fam) to be ridiculous

    * * *
    = fuse, wick.
    Ex. The book contains the following chapters: Sparking the fuse for literacy; Home is where the start is; Library lures to literacy; and Independent study programs in literature.
    Ex. The ashes of the wicks, becoming heated, caused the fatty acids to splutter; and this was a grave inconvenience.
    ----
    * aguantar mecha = stick it out, stand + the gaff.
    * 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.
    * avanzar a toda mecha = go + full steam ahead.
    * echando mecha = like the clappers.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( de una vela) wick; (de armas, explosivos) fuse
    b) (RPl) ( broca) bit
    2) mechas femenino plural
    a) ( en peluquería) highlights (pl)
    b) (AmL fam) ( pelo)

    ser tirado de las mechas — (CS fam) to be ridiculous

    * * *
    = fuse, wick.

    Ex: The book contains the following chapters: Sparking the fuse for literacy; Home is where the start is; Library lures to literacy; and Independent study programs in literature.

    Ex: The ashes of the wicks, becoming heated, caused the fatty acids to splutter; and this was a grave inconvenience.
    * aguantar mecha = stick it out, stand + the gaff.
    * 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.
    * avanzar a toda mecha = go + full steam ahead.
    * echando mecha = like the clappers.

    * * *
    A
    2 (de armas, explosivos) fuse
    mecha de seguridad safety fuse
    mecha lenta slow fuse
    aguantar mecha ( fam); to grin and bear it, stand the gaff ( AmE colloq)
    a toda mecha ( fam); like greased lightning ( colloq), like the clappers ( BrE)
    3 ( RPl) (broca) bit
    B ( Coc) piece of bacon/ham ( used for larding or stuffing)
    1 (en peluquería) highlights (pl)
    hacerse mechas to have highlights put in
    2
    ( AmL fam) (pelo): ¡mira cómo tienes las mechas! look at the state of your hair! ( colloq), your hair's a bit of a mess! ( colloq)
    la agarró de las mechas she grabbed her by the hair
    ser tieso de mechas (CS fam); to be pigheaded ( colloq)
    ser tirado de las mechas (CS fam); to be ridiculous
    * * *

    Del verbo mechar: ( conjugate mechar)

    mecha es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    mecha    
    mechar
    mecha sustantivo femenino
    1 ( de vela) wick;
    (de armas, explosivos) fuse
    2
    mechas sustantivo femenino plural ( en peluquería) highlights (pl)

    mecha sustantivo femenino
    1 (de cirio, etc) wick
    2 (de barreno, bomba) fuse
    3 (de pelo) streak: me puse mechas, I've had my hair streaked
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar aguantar mecha, to grin and bear it
    familiar a toda mecha, at full speed
    mechar vtr (una carne) to stuff
    ' mecha' also found in these entries:
    English:
    fuse
    - highlight
    - wick
    * * *
    mecha nf
    1. [de vela] wick;
    [de explosivos] fuse; Fam
    a toda mecha: arréglate a toda mecha, que llegamos tarde hurry up and get ready or we'll be late;
    acabamos el trabajo a toda mecha we worked flat out to finish the job;
    tenía la radio a toda mecha he had the radio on full blast;
    Fam
    aguantar mecha to grin and bear it
    2. Culin [relleno] = bacon used for larding or stuffing
    3. Andes, RP [broca] bit
    4. Andes, Ven Fam [broma] gag;
    eso no es cosa de mecha that's no laughing matter
    5. [mechón] lock
    6.
    mechas [en el pelo] highlights
    7. Am Fam
    mechas [pelo] mop;
    tengo que ir a cortarme estas mechas I have to go and get my hair cut, it's a mess;
    se agarraron de las mechas they grabbed each other by the hair;
    Fam
    venir tirado de las mechas to have been thrown together at the last minute
    * * *
    f
    1 de vela wick
    2 de explosivo fuse
    3 del pelo highlight;
    hacerse mechas have highlights put in
    fear
    5
    :
    a toda mecha like greased lightning;
    aguantar mecha fam put up with it
    * * *
    mecha nf
    1) : fuse
    2) : wick
    3) mechas nfpl
    : highlights (in hair)
    * * *
    1. (de vela) wick
    2. (de bomba) fuse

    Spanish-English dictionary > mecha

  • 20 meter

    v.
    1 to put in.
    meter algo/a alguien en algo to put something/somebody in something
    meter la llave en la cerradura to get the key into the lock
    meter dinero en el banco to put money in the bank
    he metido mis ahorros en esa empresa I've put all my savings into this venture
    le metieron en la cárcel they put him in prison
    no consigo meterle en la cabeza (que…) (informal) I can't get it into his head (that…)
    le metió un puñetazo he gave him a punch
    3 to give (informal) (echar, soltar).
    meter una bronca a alguien to tell somebody off
    me metió un rollo sobre la disciplina militar he gave me this routine about military discipline
    4 to take in (prenda, ropa).
    meter el bajo de una falda to take up a skirt
    nos metieron dos goles they scored two goals against us
    6 to introduce, to get in, to get inside, to stick.
    Ella mete la caja She takes the box inside.
    7 to cause, to make, to create.
    Ese chico mete problemas That boy causes problems.
    8 to drive in.
    9 to take inside.
    * * *
    1 (introducir) to put
    2 (implicar) to put into (en, -), get into (en, -), involve in (en, -)
    3 familiar (dar) to give
    4 (hacer) to make
    5 (ropa - acortar) to take up; (- estrechar) to take in
    6 AUTOMÓVIL (marcha) to put into
    7 DEPORTE to score
    1 (introducirse en) to get in
    se metió en el coche rápidamente he got quickly into the car, he jumped into the car
    2 (tomar parte - negocio) to go into (en, -); (involucrarse en) to get involved (en, in/with), get mixed up (en, in/with)
    3 (introducirse) to get involved (en, in)
    4 (ir) to go
    ¿dónde se habrá metido? where can he have got to?
    5 (provocar) to pick ( con, on)
    no te metas con él que es más fuerte que tú don't pick on him, he's stronger than you
    6 (dedicarse) to go (en, into)
    \
    a todo meter at full blast
    meterse alguien donde no le llaman to poke one's nose into others' affairs
    meterse alguien en lo que no le importa to stick one's nose into others' business
    meterse en todo to be a meddler, stick one's nose into everything
    no meterse en nada not to get involved
    ¡métetelo donde te quepa! tabú you can stuff it!
    * * *
    verb
    2) insert, introduce
    5) make
    - meterse
    - meterse a
    - meterse con
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=poner, introducir) to put

    ¿dónde has metido las llaves? — where have you put the keys?

    metió el palo por el aroshe stuck o put the stick through the ring

    mete las hamacas que está lloviendo — bring the hammocks in, it's raining

    meter algo en algo — to put sth in(to) sth

    metió el dedo en la sopahe dipped o put his finger in the soup

    tienes que meter la pieza en su sitioyou have to fit o put the part in the correct place

    consiguió meter toda la ropa en la maletashe managed to get o fit all the clothes in(to) the suitcase

    ¿quién le metió esas ideas en la cabeza? — who gave him those ideas?

    está lloviendo a todo meter — it's pelting with rain, it's pelting down

    2) (Dep) to score
    3) (Cos) [para estrechar] to take in; [para acortar] to take up

    métele la falda que le queda larga — take her skirt up a bit, it's too long

    4) (Aut) [+ marcha] to go into

    ¡mete el acelerador! — put your foot down!

    5) (=internar)

    lo metieron en un colegio privadothey put him in o sent him to a private school

    6) [en una profesión]

    lo metieron a o de fontanero — they apprenticed him to a plumber

    7) (=implicar)

    no metas a mi madre en estodon't drag o bring my mother into this

    8) (=ocasionar)

    meter miedo a algn — to scare o frighten sb

    meter prisa a algn — to hurry sb, make sb get a move on

    tenemos que meterle prisa a Adela — we need to hurry Adela, we need to make Adela get a move on

    ¡no me metas prisa! — don't rush me!

    meter ruidoto make a noise

    meter un susto a algn — to give sb a fright

    9) * (=dar)
    10) * (=endosar)
    11) * (=aplicar)

    le quedaba largo el traje y le metió las tijeras — her dress was too long, so she took the scissors to it

    12) * (=hacer entender)

    no hay quien le meta que aquello era mentira — nobody seems able to make him understand that it was a lie, nobody is able to get it into his head that it was a lie

    13)

    meterlas And ** to beat it *

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (introducir, poner) to put

    meter a alguien en algo: puedo meter cuatro personas en mi coche I can get o fit four people in my car; lo metieron en la cárcel they put him in prison; lo metió interno en un colegio she sent him to (a) boarding school; consiguió meterlo en la empresa she managed to get him a job in the company; meter a alguien de algo: lo metieron de aprendiz — they got him a job as an apprentice

    meter a alguien en algo — to involve somebody in something, get somebody involved in something

    2)
    a) ( invertir) to put
    b) <tanto/gol> to score
    c) ( en costura) < dobladillo> to turn up

    meterle tijera/sierra a algo — to set to with the scissors/saw on something

    d) (Auto) < cambio>
    3)
    a) (provocar, crear)

    meterle miedo a alguiento frighten o scare somebody

    a todo meter — (fam) <conducir/correr/estudiar> flat out

    meterle — (AmL) to get a move on (colloq)

    b) (fam) (encajar, endilgar)
    c) (Col arg) < cocaína> to snort (sl); < marihuana> to smoke
    2.
    meter vi (Col arg) ( consumir marihuana) to smoke (dope)
    3.
    meterse v pron
    1)
    a) ( entrar)

    meterse en algo: me metí en el agua ( en la playa) I went into the water; ( en la piscina) I got into the water; nos metimos en un museo we went into a museum; se metió en la cama he got into bed; no sabía dónde meterse de la vergüenza she was so embarrassed she didn't know what to do with herself; ¿dónde se habrá metido el perro? where can the dog have got to?; (+ me/te/le etc) se me metió algo en el ojo — I got something in my eye

    meterse en algo: me metí el dedo en el ojo I stuck my finger in my eye; se metió el dinero en el bolsillo he put the money in(to) his pocket; que se lo meta ahí mismo! or que se lo meta por dónde le quepa! (vulg) she can stuff it! (sl); ya sabes dónde te lo puedes meter — (vulg) you know where you can stuff it (vulg)

    c) (fam) <comida/bebida> to put away (colloq)
    d) (Ven arg) < cocaína> to snort (sl); < marihuana> to smoke
    2)

    meterse de or a cura/monja — to become a priest/nun

    c) ( entrometerse) to get involved

    meterse con alguien — (fam) to pick on somebody

    * * *
    = pack up, embroil, sandwich, dip, shove, bung + Nombe + in, put in, take in.
    Ex. Unless the distance was short, the books travelled in sheets, unbound, packed up in chests or barrels.
    Ex. By the time the weeding was finished in Nov 86, the Society had become embroiled in a major controversy over the handling of this project.
    Ex. The paper that is to be examined is simply sandwiched between a sheet of Perspex impregnated with carbon-14 and an unexposed photographic film, and left in the dark for a few hours.
    Ex. Two sheets were made each time the two-sheet mould was dipped by the maker into the vat, and they were turned out together on to a single felt by the coucher.
    Ex. Meanwhile the journeymen, who had just gone to bed, hearing the row quickly got up again, came downstairs and then shoved me out of the door.
    Ex. Instead of bunging it in the washing machine, clean it carefully by hand using lukewarm water.
    Ex. For those of you who are not familiar with OCLC and the way we work the data base is not a vast receptacle into which we throw any kind of record that anybody wants to put in.
    Ex. Don't worry about it being too loose around your waist, have a someone take the shirt in where it is too baggy.
    ----
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * avanzar a todo meter = go + full steam ahead.
    * ¡En qué lío cada vez más complicado nos metemos al mentir! = O what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!.
    * meter a Alguien de lleno en lo más difícil = throw in + at the deep end.
    * meter a Alguien en la cárcel = put + Nombre + behind bars.
    * meter a la fuerza de un modo desordenado = stuff.
    * meter a presión = wedge.
    * meter bulla = make + a racket, hurry up, rush, rattle + Posesivo + dags, get + a wiggle on, make + a row, make + a ruckus, kick up + a row, get + a move on.
    * meter cisco = make + trouble.
    * meter con dificultad = squeeze in/into.
    * meter con un calzador = shoehorn.
    * meter de ancho = take in.
    * meter de largo = take up.
    * meter el dobladillo = hem.
    * meter el estómago = hold + Posesivo + stomach in.
    * meter el lobo en el redil = set + the cat among the pigeons, put + the cat among the pigeons.
    * meter en = cram into.
    * meter en bolsas = bag.
    * meter en ceja y ceja = get it into + Posesivo + head.
    * meter en la cabeza = get it into + Posesivo + head.
    * meter en la cárcel = imprison, jail [gaol, -UK].
    * meter en la mollera = get it into + Posesivo + head.
    * meter en una jaula = cage.
    * meter la nariz en = snoop about/(a)round/into/in.
    * meter la pata = bark up + the wrong tree, be caught out, put + Posesivo + foot in it, put + Posesivo + foot in + Posesivo + mouth, shoot + Reflexivo + in the foot, stick + Posesivo + foot in it, screw up, make + a bloomer, slip up, make + a blunder, drop + a clanger, drop + a bollock, blunder.
    * meter las manos en todos = have + a finger in every pie.
    * meter las narices en = snoop about/(a)round/into/in, poke about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).
    * meterle caña a = get + stuck into.
    * meterle mano a = get + stuck into.
    * meter mano = grope.
    * meter miedo = frighten, scare.
    * meter presionando = snap into.
    * meter preso = imprison.
    * meter prisa = hustle.
    * meterse = meddle (in/with), lodge, get + Posesivo + feet wet.
    * meterse + Algo = slip + Nombre + on.
    * meterse con = needle, pick on, tease, twit, taunt, jeer, lam, have + a go at, roast, give + Nombre + a good roasting.
    * meterse de lleno en = get + Posesivo + teeth into.
    * meterse de lleno en lo más difícil = swim in + the deep end, jump in at + the deep end.
    * meterse de lleno en lo más difícil = plunge in at + the deep end.
    * meterse el dedo en la nariz = pick + Posesivo + nose.
    * meterse en = get into, step into.
    * meterse en el juego = get in + the game.
    * meterse en follones = get into + trouble.
    * meterse en la boca del lobo = come into + the lion's den.
    * meterse en la vida de Alguien = intrude on + Posesivo + privacy.
    * meterse en líos = get into + trouble.
    * meterse en los asuntos de = have + a leg in the camp of.
    * meterse en + Número + cosas a la vez = have + a foot in + Número + camps.
    * meterse en problemas = get into + trouble.
    * meterse en todos los fregados = have + a finger in every pie.
    * meterse en un aprieto = get into + a predicament.
    * meterse en un apuro = get into + a predicament.
    * meterse en una situación embarazosa = put + Reflexivo + into + position.
    * meterse en un berenjenal = get into + a predicament.
    * meterse en un lío = be in trouble, get into + a predicament.
    * meterse la camisa = tuck in + Posesivo + shirt.
    * meterse mano = snog, pet.
    * meter una pifia = drop + a bollock, drop + a clanger, make + a blunder, make + a bloomer, blunder.
    * meter un litro en un recipiente de medio = squeeze a quart into a pint pot.
    * meter un pifiaso = drop + a bollock, drop + a clanger, make + a blunder, make + a bloomer, blunder.
    * no saber dónde meterse de vergüenza = squirm with + embarrassment.
    * salir de Guatemala para meterse en Guatapeor = out of the fire and into the frying pan.
    * sin meternos en el hecho de que = to say nothing of.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (introducir, poner) to put

    meter a alguien en algo: puedo meter cuatro personas en mi coche I can get o fit four people in my car; lo metieron en la cárcel they put him in prison; lo metió interno en un colegio she sent him to (a) boarding school; consiguió meterlo en la empresa she managed to get him a job in the company; meter a alguien de algo: lo metieron de aprendiz — they got him a job as an apprentice

    meter a alguien en algo — to involve somebody in something, get somebody involved in something

    2)
    a) ( invertir) to put
    b) <tanto/gol> to score
    c) ( en costura) < dobladillo> to turn up

    meterle tijera/sierra a algo — to set to with the scissors/saw on something

    d) (Auto) < cambio>
    3)
    a) (provocar, crear)

    meterle miedo a alguiento frighten o scare somebody

    a todo meter — (fam) <conducir/correr/estudiar> flat out

    meterle — (AmL) to get a move on (colloq)

    b) (fam) (encajar, endilgar)
    c) (Col arg) < cocaína> to snort (sl); < marihuana> to smoke
    2.
    meter vi (Col arg) ( consumir marihuana) to smoke (dope)
    3.
    meterse v pron
    1)
    a) ( entrar)

    meterse en algo: me metí en el agua ( en la playa) I went into the water; ( en la piscina) I got into the water; nos metimos en un museo we went into a museum; se metió en la cama he got into bed; no sabía dónde meterse de la vergüenza she was so embarrassed she didn't know what to do with herself; ¿dónde se habrá metido el perro? where can the dog have got to?; (+ me/te/le etc) se me metió algo en el ojo — I got something in my eye

    meterse en algo: me metí el dedo en el ojo I stuck my finger in my eye; se metió el dinero en el bolsillo he put the money in(to) his pocket; que se lo meta ahí mismo! or que se lo meta por dónde le quepa! (vulg) she can stuff it! (sl); ya sabes dónde te lo puedes meter — (vulg) you know where you can stuff it (vulg)

    c) (fam) <comida/bebida> to put away (colloq)
    d) (Ven arg) < cocaína> to snort (sl); < marihuana> to smoke
    2)

    meterse de or a cura/monja — to become a priest/nun

    c) ( entrometerse) to get involved

    meterse con alguien — (fam) to pick on somebody

    * * *
    = pack up, embroil, sandwich, dip, shove, bung + Nombe + in, put in, take in.

    Ex: Unless the distance was short, the books travelled in sheets, unbound, packed up in chests or barrels.

    Ex: By the time the weeding was finished in Nov 86, the Society had become embroiled in a major controversy over the handling of this project.
    Ex: The paper that is to be examined is simply sandwiched between a sheet of Perspex impregnated with carbon-14 and an unexposed photographic film, and left in the dark for a few hours.
    Ex: Two sheets were made each time the two-sheet mould was dipped by the maker into the vat, and they were turned out together on to a single felt by the coucher.
    Ex: Meanwhile the journeymen, who had just gone to bed, hearing the row quickly got up again, came downstairs and then shoved me out of the door.
    Ex: Instead of bunging it in the washing machine, clean it carefully by hand using lukewarm water.
    Ex: For those of you who are not familiar with OCLC and the way we work the data base is not a vast receptacle into which we throw any kind of record that anybody wants to put in.
    Ex: Don't worry about it being too loose around your waist, have a someone take the shirt in where it is too baggy.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * avanzar a todo meter = go + full steam ahead.
    * ¡En qué lío cada vez más complicado nos metemos al mentir! = O what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!.
    * meter a Alguien de lleno en lo más difícil = throw in + at the deep end.
    * meter a Alguien en la cárcel = put + Nombre + behind bars.
    * meter a la fuerza de un modo desordenado = stuff.
    * meter a presión = wedge.
    * meter bulla = make + a racket, hurry up, rush, rattle + Posesivo + dags, get + a wiggle on, make + a row, make + a ruckus, kick up + a row, get + a move on.
    * meter cisco = make + trouble.
    * meter con dificultad = squeeze in/into.
    * meter con un calzador = shoehorn.
    * meter de ancho = take in.
    * meter de largo = take up.
    * meter el dobladillo = hem.
    * meter el estómago = hold + Posesivo + stomach in.
    * meter el lobo en el redil = set + the cat among the pigeons, put + the cat among the pigeons.
    * meter en = cram into.
    * meter en bolsas = bag.
    * meter en ceja y ceja = get it into + Posesivo + head.
    * meter en la cabeza = get it into + Posesivo + head.
    * meter en la cárcel = imprison, jail [gaol, -UK].
    * meter en la mollera = get it into + Posesivo + head.
    * meter en una jaula = cage.
    * meter la nariz en = snoop about/(a)round/into/in.
    * meter la pata = bark up + the wrong tree, be caught out, put + Posesivo + foot in it, put + Posesivo + foot in + Posesivo + mouth, shoot + Reflexivo + in the foot, stick + Posesivo + foot in it, screw up, make + a bloomer, slip up, make + a blunder, drop + a clanger, drop + a bollock, blunder.
    * meter las manos en todos = have + a finger in every pie.
    * meter las narices en = snoop about/(a)round/into/in, poke about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).
    * meterle caña a = get + stuck into.
    * meterle mano a = get + stuck into.
    * meter mano = grope.
    * meter miedo = frighten, scare.
    * meter presionando = snap into.
    * meter preso = imprison.
    * meter prisa = hustle.
    * meterse = meddle (in/with), lodge, get + Posesivo + feet wet.
    * meterse + Algo = slip + Nombre + on.
    * meterse con = needle, pick on, tease, twit, taunt, jeer, lam, have + a go at, roast, give + Nombre + a good roasting.
    * meterse de lleno en = get + Posesivo + teeth into.
    * meterse de lleno en lo más difícil = swim in + the deep end, jump in at + the deep end.
    * meterse de lleno en lo más difícil = plunge in at + the deep end.
    * meterse el dedo en la nariz = pick + Posesivo + nose.
    * meterse en = get into, step into.
    * meterse en el juego = get in + the game.
    * meterse en follones = get into + trouble.
    * meterse en la boca del lobo = come into + the lion's den.
    * meterse en la vida de Alguien = intrude on + Posesivo + privacy.
    * meterse en líos = get into + trouble.
    * meterse en los asuntos de = have + a leg in the camp of.
    * meterse en + Número + cosas a la vez = have + a foot in + Número + camps.
    * meterse en problemas = get into + trouble.
    * meterse en todos los fregados = have + a finger in every pie.
    * meterse en un aprieto = get into + a predicament.
    * meterse en un apuro = get into + a predicament.
    * meterse en una situación embarazosa = put + Reflexivo + into + position.
    * meterse en un berenjenal = get into + a predicament.
    * meterse en un lío = be in trouble, get into + a predicament.
    * meterse la camisa = tuck in + Posesivo + shirt.
    * meterse mano = snog, pet.
    * meter una pifia = drop + a bollock, drop + a clanger, make + a blunder, make + a bloomer, blunder.
    * meter un litro en un recipiente de medio = squeeze a quart into a pint pot.
    * meter un pifiaso = drop + a bollock, drop + a clanger, make + a blunder, make + a bloomer, blunder.
    * no saber dónde meterse de vergüenza = squirm with + embarrassment.
    * salir de Guatemala para meterse en Guatapeor = out of the fire and into the frying pan.
    * sin meternos en el hecho de que = to say nothing of.

    * * *
    meter [E1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (introducir, poner) to put
    le metieron un tubo por la nariz they put o ( colloq) stuck a tube up her nose
    ¿dónde habré metido su carta? where can I have put his letter?
    meter algo EN algo:
    metí la tarjeta en un sobre I put the card in(to) an envelope
    no lograba meter la llave en la cerradura she couldn't get the key into the lock
    metió el pie en el agua he put his foot in(to) the water
    a ver si consigo meter todo esto en un folio I wonder if I can get o fit all of this onto one sheet
    no le metas esas ideas en la cabeza a la niña don't put ideas like that into her head, don't go giving her ideas like that
    2 (hacer entrar) meter a algn EN algo:
    no puedo meter más de cuatro personas en mi coche I can't get o fit more than four people in my car
    lo metieron en la cárcel they put him in prison
    metió a su hijo interno en un colegio he sent his son to (a) boarding school
    3 (colocar, emplear) meter a algn EN algo:
    consiguió meter a su amigo en la empresa she managed to get her friend a job with o in the company
    meter a algn DE algo:
    lo metieron de aprendiz de carpintero they apprenticed him to a carpenter, they got him a job as a carpenter's apprentice
    la metieron de sirvienta en la ciudad they sent her to work as a maid in the city
    4 (involucrar) meter a algn EN algo to involve sb IN sth, get sb involved IN sth
    no quiero que metas a mi hijo en negocios sucios I don't want you involving my son o getting my son involved in any dirty business
    no la metas a ella en esto don't bring o drag her into this
    B
    1 (invertir) to put
    voy a meter mis ahorros en el banco I'm going to put my savings in the bank
    metió todo su capital en el negocio she put all her capital into the business
    2 ‹tanto/gol› to score
    3 (en costura) ‹dobladillo› to turn up
    métele un poco en las costuras take it in a bit at the seams
    4
    meterle tijera/sierra a algo to set to with the scissors/saw on sth
    5 ( Auto) ‹marcha/cambio›
    mete (la) primera/tercera put it into first/third (gear)
    en este coche es muy difícil meter la marcha atrás it's very difficult to get into reverse in this car
    C
    1
    (provocar, crear): no metas ruido que estoy estudiando keep the noise down, I'm studying
    no trates de meterme miedo don't try to frighten o scare me
    nos están metiendo prisa en el trabajo we're under a lot of pressure to do things faster at work
    a todo meter ( fam); ‹ir/conducir› flat out
    lleva una semana estudiando a todo meter he's been studying flat out for a week
    meterle ( AmL); to get a move on ( colloq)
    ¡métanle, que no llegamos! step on it o get a move on, or we won't get there in time!
    le metimos con todo we did our utmost, we pulled out all the stops, we did everything we could
    2 ( fam)
    (encajar, endilgar): me metieron una multa por exceso de velocidad I got a ticket for speeding ( colloq)
    no me metas más mentiras don't tell me any more lies, don't give me any more of your lies ( colloq)
    nos metió una de sus historias she spun us one of her yarns
    3 ( Col arg) ‹cocaína› to snort (sl), to do (sl); ‹marihuana› to smoke
    ■ meter
    vi
    ( Col arg) (consumir marihuana) to smoke (dope)
    A
    1 (entrar) meterse EN algo:
    me metí en el agua (en la playa) I went into the water; (en la piscina) I got into the water
    nos metimos en un museo we went into a museum
    se metió en la cama he got into bed
    métete por esa calle go down that street
    quise meterme bajo tierra I just wanted the ground to swallow me up
    no sabía dónde meterse de la vergüenza que le dio she was so embarrassed she didn't know what to do with herself o where to put herself
    ¿dónde se habrá metido el perro? where can the dog have got to?, where can the dog be?
    (+ me/te/le etc): se me metió algo en el ojo I got something in my eye
    cuando se le mete una idea en la cabeza … when he gets an idea into his head …
    2 (introducirse) meterse algo EN algo:
    me metí el dedo en el ojo I stuck my finger in my eye
    se metió el dinero en el bolsillo he put the money in(to) his pocket
    no te metas los dedos en la nariz don't pick your nose
    ¡que se lo meta ahí mismo! or ¡que se lo meta por dónde le quepa! ( vulg); she can stuff it! (sl)
    ya sabes dónde te lo puedes meter ( vulg); you know where you can stuff o shove it ( vulg)
    3 ( fam); ‹comida/bebida› to put away ( colloq)
    B
    1
    (en un trabajo): se metió de secretaria she got a job as a secretary
    meterse de or a cura/monja to become a priest/nun
    2 (involucrarse) meterse EN algo to get involved IN sth
    no quiero meterme en una discusión I don't want to get into o to get involved in an argument
    te has metido en un buen lío you've got yourself into a fine mess
    no te metas en gastos don't go spending a lot of money
    se había metido en un asunto muy turbio she had got involved in o mixed up in a very shady affair
    3 (entrometerse) to get involved
    no te metas en lo que no te importa mind your own business, don't get involved in o don't meddle in things that don't concern you
    todo iba bien hasta que ella se metió por medio things were going fine until she started interfering
    meterse con algn ( fam): no te metas conmigo que yo no te he hecho nada don't go picking a fight with me, I haven't done anything to you
    no te metas conmigo que hoy no estoy para bromas leave me alone, I'm in no mood for jokes today
    tú métete con los de tu edad/tamaño why don't you pick on someone your own age/size?
    con su hijo no te metas, que es sagrado ( iró); don't say a word against her son, she worships him
    meterse donde no lo llaman to poke one's nose into other people's business ( colloq)
    ¡no te metas donde no te llaman! mind your own business!
    * * *

     

    meter ( conjugate meter) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) (introducir, poner) to put;

    meter algo en algo to put sth in(to) sth;

    logró meter todo en la maleta he managed to fit everything into the suitcase


    consiguió meterlo en la empresa she managed to get him a job in the company
    c) ( involucrar) meter a algn en algo to involve sb in sth, get sb involved in sth

    2
    a) ( invertir) ‹ahorros/dinero to put

    b)tanto/gol to score


    d) (Auto):


    meter la marcha atrás to get into reverse
    3 (provocar, crear):

    meterle miedo a algn to frighten o scare sb;
    no metas ruido keep the noise down
    meterse verbo pronominal
    1
    a) ( entrar):



    ( en la piscina) I got into the water;

    meterse en la cama/la ducha to get into bed/the shower;
    ¿dónde se habrá metido el perro? where can the dog have got to?;
    se me metió algo en el ojo I got something in my eye


    se metió el dinero en el bolsillo he put the money in(to) his pocket
    2
    a) ( en trabajo):


    meterse de or a cura/monja to become a priest/nun
    b) ( involucrarse) meterse en algo to get involved in sth;


    no te metas en lo que no te importa mind your own business;
    meterse con algn (fam) to pick on sb;
    meterse por medio to interfere
    meter verbo transitivo
    1 to put [en, in]
    (en colegio, cárcel) to put: la metieron en un psiquiátrico, they put her in a mental hospital
    (dinero) metimos el dinero en el banco, we paid the money into our bank
    2 (invertir) to put: mételo en acciones, put it in shares
    3 (involucrar) to involve [en, in], to get mixed up [en, in]
    4 fam (causar) no le metas miedo al niño, don't frighten the child
    5 (hacer) to make
    meter jaleo, to make a noise
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar a todo meter, at full speed, in a flash
    meter en el mismo saco, to lump together: son completamente distintos, no los puedes meter en el mismo saco, they're totally different, you can't lump them together as if they were the same
    ' meter' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    apremiar
    - baza
    - cazo
    - cizaña
    - colarse
    - contador
    - cuezo
    - embotellar
    - follón
    - fotómetro
    - gamba
    - hocico
    - indicador
    - indicadora
    - introducir
    - lectura
    - M
    - mano
    - métrica
    - metro
    - nada
    - nariz
    - pata
    - patinar
    - prisa
    - resbalar
    - ruido
    - saco
    - sobre
    - taxímetro
    - venga
    - altura
    - apresurar
    - apurar
    - bandera
    - bulla
    - canasta
    - compás
    - distancia
    - el
    - encajar
    - entrar
    - gol
    - lado
    - m
    - marcha
    - medidor
    - menos
    - parquímetro
    - por
    English:
    bake
    - blunder
    - boob
    - brick
    - bully
    - bungle
    - change up
    - clanger
    - dip
    - engage
    - enter
    - fetch in
    - finger
    - flub
    - foot
    - get in
    - grope
    - hurry
    - hustle
    - insert
    - inset
    - jam
    - let in
    - meter
    - mix up
    - outdistance
    - pad out
    - parking meter
    - postage meter
    - push
    - put
    - quart
    - round
    - speed up
    - squash in
    - stick
    - stick in
    - taxi-meter
    - trip up
    - tuck
    - tuck in
    - unstuck
    - waffle
    - water meter
    - wedge
    - back
    - cram
    - deep
    - fit
    - get
    * * *
    vt
    1. [introducir] to put in;
    meter algo/a alguien en algo to put sth/sb in sth;
    metió las manos en los bolsillos she put her hands in her pockets;
    no puedo meter la llave en la cerradura I can't get the key in the lock;
    lo metieron en la cárcel they put him in prison;
    su padre lo metió de conserje en la empresa his father got him a job in the company as a porter;
    meter dinero en el banco to put money in the bank;
    he metido todos mis ahorros en este proyecto I've put all my savings into this project;
    ¿podrás meter todo en un solo disquete? will you be able to get o fit it all on one disk?;
    Fam
    meterle ideas a alguien en la cabeza to put ideas into sb's head;
    Fam
    no consigo meterle en la cabeza (que…) I can't get it into his head (that…);
    Fam
    mete la tijera todo lo que quieras cut off as much as you like
    2. [hacer participar]
    meter a alguien en algo to get sb into sth;
    ¡en buen lío nos has metido! this is a fine mess you've got o gotten us into!
    3. [obligar a]
    meter a alguien a hacer algo to make sb start doing sth;
    me dieron un trapo y me metieron a limpiar el polvo they gave me a cloth and set me dusting
    4. [causar]
    meter prisa/miedo a alguien to rush/scare sb;
    meter ruido to make a noise
    5. [en automóvil]
    meter la primera/la marcha atrás to go into first gear/reverse;
    meter el freno to brake
    6. [en deportes] [anotar] to score;
    nos metieron dos goles they scored two goals against us
    7. Fam [asestar] to give;
    le metió un puñetazo she gave him a punch
    8. Fam [echar, soltar] to give;
    me metió un rollo sobre la disciplina militar he gave me this routine about military discipline;
    te han metido un billete falso they've given you a forged banknote
    9. [prenda, ropa] to take in;
    hay que meter los pantalones de cintura the trousers need taking in at the waist;
    meter el bajo de una falda to take up a skirt
    10. Fam [dedicar, destinar]
    sabe jugar muy bien al billar porque le ha metido muchas horas he plays billiards really well because he's put the hours in o spent hours practising
    11. Am Fam
    ¡métele! [date prisa] get a move on!, hurry up!;
    ¡métele, que empieza la película! get a move on o hurry up, the movie's starting!
    12. RP Fam [aprobar] to pass
    vi
    1. muy Fam [copular] to do it, Br to get one's end away
    2. Comp
    Fam
    a todo meter at full pelt
    * * *
    v/t
    1 put (en in, into)
    2 gol score
    3 ( involucrar) involve (en in);
    meter a alguien en un lío get s.o. into a mess;
    a todo meter at full speed
    * * *
    meter vt
    1) : to put (in)
    metieron su dinero en el banco: they put their money in the bank
    2) : to fit, to squeeze
    puedes meter dos líneas más en esa página: you can fit two more lines on that page
    3) : to place (in a job)
    lo metieron de barrendero: they got him a job as a street sweeper
    4) : to involve
    lo metió en un buen lío: she got him in an awful mess
    5) : to make, to cause
    meten demasiado ruido: they make too much noise
    6) : to spread (a rumor)
    7) : to strike (a blow)
    8) : to take up, to take in (clothing)
    9)
    a todo meter : at top speed
    * * *
    meter vb
    1. (en general) to put [pt. & pp. put]
    ¿dónde has metido el abrelatas? where have you put the tin opener?
    2. (empleo) to get a job
    3. (implicar) to involve
    meter prisa to hurry [pt. & pp. hurried]

    Spanish-English dictionary > meter

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