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substance abuse

  • 1 abuso

    m.
    1 scandal, sin.
    2 abuse, bad use, misuse.
    3 abusive act, abuse.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: abusar.
    * * *
    1 abuse, misuse
    2 (injusticia) injustice
    \
    abuso de confianza betrayal of trust, breach of faith
    abusos deshonestos indecent assault sing
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    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=extralimitación) [de privilegios, cargo, fondos] abuse

    cuando hay abuso de amistad — when unfair demands are made on friendship, when there are impositions made on friendship

    abuso de confianza — (Pol, Econ) breach of trust, betrayal of trust

    2) (=uso excesivo) [de tabaco, drogas] abuse; [de disolventes, pesticidas] overuse

    había un abuso de adjetivos en el textothere was too much o excessive use of adjectives in the text

    3) (tb: abuso sexual) sexual abuse
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    a) ( uso excesivo) abuse
    b) (de hospitalidad, generosidad)
    c) ( injusticia) outrage
    * * *
    = abuse, encroachment, breach, indulgence, mistreatment, daylight robbery.
    Ex. I believe that the emphasis on abuse of title entry in the name of speeding up cataloging is not the question of a title entry versus other entries, it is the question of simplification.
    Ex. It is really up to us to decide whether or not we can sustain that entity against the challenges and the encroachments that threaten it.
    Ex. The key is through controls, which must be built in so that breaches are detected.
    Ex. This information method allows for the creation of mechanical systems that combine looseness with indulgence.
    Ex. Centuries of mistreatment and bad handling, together with the environmental conditions have contributed greatly to the poor condition of the manuscripts.
    Ex. Health-care price hike is daylight robbery.
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    * abuso de confianza = betrayal of trust, breach of trust.
    * abuso de información confidencial = insider trading, insider dealing.
    * abuso de información privilegiada = insider trading, insider dealing.
    * abuso del alcohol = alcohol abuse.
    * abuso de las drogas = drug abuse.
    * abuso de menores = child abuse.
    * abuso de poder = abuse of power.
    * abuso de sustancias nocivas = substance abuse.
    * abuso emocional = emotional abuse.
    * abuso físico = personal abuse, physical abuse.
    * abusos = overindulgence.
    * abuso sexual = sexual abuse, molestation.
    * abuso sicológico = psychological abuse.
    * abuso verbal = verbal abuse.
    * * *
    a) ( uso excesivo) abuse
    b) (de hospitalidad, generosidad)
    c) ( injusticia) outrage
    * * *
    = abuse, encroachment, breach, indulgence, mistreatment, daylight robbery.

    Ex: I believe that the emphasis on abuse of title entry in the name of speeding up cataloging is not the question of a title entry versus other entries, it is the question of simplification.

    Ex: It is really up to us to decide whether or not we can sustain that entity against the challenges and the encroachments that threaten it.
    Ex: The key is through controls, which must be built in so that breaches are detected.
    Ex: This information method allows for the creation of mechanical systems that combine looseness with indulgence.
    Ex: Centuries of mistreatment and bad handling, together with the environmental conditions have contributed greatly to the poor condition of the manuscripts.
    Ex: Health-care price hike is daylight robbery.
    * abuso de confianza = betrayal of trust, breach of trust.
    * abuso de información confidencial = insider trading, insider dealing.
    * abuso de información privilegiada = insider trading, insider dealing.
    * abuso del alcohol = alcohol abuse.
    * abuso de las drogas = drug abuse.
    * abuso de menores = child abuse.
    * abuso de poder = abuse of power.
    * abuso de sustancias nocivas = substance abuse.
    * abuso emocional = emotional abuse.
    * abuso físico = personal abuse, physical abuse.
    * abusos = overindulgence.
    * abuso sexual = sexual abuse, molestation.
    * abuso sicológico = psychological abuse.
    * abuso verbal = verbal abuse.

    * * *
    el abuso en la bebida alcohol abuse
    se ha hecho uso y abuso de esta metáfora this metaphor has been used time and again
    2 (injusticia) outrage
    es un abuso que nos traten así it's outrageous o an outrage that we should be treated in this way
    Compuestos:
    masculine abuse of authority
    masculine ( Der) breach of trust o confidence
    ¡qué abuso de confianza! ( fam); what a nerve! ( colloq)
    mpl indecent assault
    sexual o sex abuse
    masculine child abuse
    para prevenir el abuso sexual infantil to prevent child abuse, to prevent children being sexually abused
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    Del verbo abusar: ( conjugate abusar)

    abuso es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    abusó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    abusar    
    abuso
    abusar ( conjugate abusar) verbo intransitivo
    1


    abuso de algo ‹de autoridad/posición/generosidad to abuse sth;
    no quisiera abuso de su amabilidad I don't want to impose (on you);
    abuso de algn ‹de padres/amigo› to take advantage of sb
    b) ( sexualmente) abuso de algn to sexually abuse sb

    2 ( usar en exceso):

    no se debe abuso del alcohol alcohol should be drunk in moderation
    abuso sustantivo masculino


    el abuso en la bebida excessive drinking;
    abusos deshonestos indecent assault;
    abuso sexual infantil child abuse
    b) (de hospitalidad, generosidad):


    ¡qué abuso de confianza! (fam) what a nerve! (colloq)

    ¡esto es un abuso! this is outrageous!;

    prestarse a abusos to lay itself open to abuse
    abusar verbo intransitivo
    1 (aprovecharse de) to take (unfair) advantage of: su familia abusa de su bondad, her family take advantage of her kindness
    (del poder, de la autoridad, etc) to abuse
    2 (consumir en exceso) abusar del alcohol, to drink too much o to excess
    3 Jur (de un menor, de una mujer) to abuse
    4 familiar ¡no abuses de mi paciencia!, don't try my patience
    abuso sustantivo masculino abuse
    abuso de confianza, abuse of trust
    abuso de poder, abuse of power
    abuso sexual, sexual abuse
    ' abuso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atropello
    - denunciar
    - levantarse
    - acabar
    - desmán
    - terminar
    English:
    abuse
    - breach
    - imposition
    - malpractice
    - mistreatment
    - misuse
    * * *
    abuso nm
    1. [uso excesivo] abuse (de of)
    abuso de autoridad abuse of authority;
    abuso de confianza breach of confidence;
    Der abusos deshonestos indecent assault;
    abuso de poder abuse of power;
    Com abuso de posición dominante abuse of a dominant position;
    abusos sexuales sexual abuse
    2. [atropello] scandal, outrage;
    ¡esto es un abuso! this is outrageous!
    * * *
    m abuse;
    estos precios son un abuso these prices are outrageous o an outrage
    * * *
    abuso nm
    1) : abuse
    2) : injustice, outrage
    * * *
    abuso n abuse

    Spanish-English dictionary > abuso

  • 2 abuso de sustancias nocivas

    Ex. Find a study on substance abuse by children or adolescents.
    * * *

    Ex: Find a study on substance abuse by children or adolescents.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abuso de sustancias nocivas

  • 3 atraer la atención

    (v.) = attract + the eye, hold + attention, catch + Posesivo + attention, grab + Posesivo + attention, catch + Posesivo + eye, capture + the attention, rivet + the attention, draw + attention, catch + Posesivo + fancy, peak + Posesivo + interest, make + a splash
    Ex. Some titles are designed with no intention of being informative, but rather are intended to attract the eye.
    Ex. The faculty status issue continues to hold considerable attention among academic librarians.
    Ex. Since these original initiatives were launched, however, the information superhighway idea has caught the attention of a diverse group of companies in the private sector.
    Ex. Online and CD-ROM vendor literature should be read with caution: its aim is to grab attention and to sell.
    Ex. Some people do actually seek for fiction by title and author, or by author, rather than simply browsing along the shelves hoping for something to catch their eye.
    Ex. Materials that capture the attention of reluctant readers divert their focus from the negative doubts of ability.
    Ex. It was one of those books we all are always looking for that rivets the attention of to non-literary, reluctant readers as well as to literary readers.
    Ex. Yet, while the problem of the younger generation and drugs draws a great deal of attention, the problem of the elderly and substance abuse is less visible.
    Ex. At nightfall, drop anchor at any place that catch your fancy and the lullaby of the gentle waves put you to sleep.
    Ex. Now he plays with lots of kids and is frequently with different children each day depending upon which game or activity peaks his interest.
    Ex. Israeli wine may be young, but it's making a splash worldwide.
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    (v.) = attract + the eye, hold + attention, catch + Posesivo + attention, grab + Posesivo + attention, catch + Posesivo + eye, capture + the attention, rivet + the attention, draw + attention, catch + Posesivo + fancy, peak + Posesivo + interest, make + a splash

    Ex: Some titles are designed with no intention of being informative, but rather are intended to attract the eye.

    Ex: The faculty status issue continues to hold considerable attention among academic librarians.
    Ex: Since these original initiatives were launched, however, the information superhighway idea has caught the attention of a diverse group of companies in the private sector.
    Ex: Online and CD-ROM vendor literature should be read with caution: its aim is to grab attention and to sell.
    Ex: Some people do actually seek for fiction by title and author, or by author, rather than simply browsing along the shelves hoping for something to catch their eye.
    Ex: Materials that capture the attention of reluctant readers divert their focus from the negative doubts of ability.
    Ex: It was one of those books we all are always looking for that rivets the attention of to non-literary, reluctant readers as well as to literary readers.
    Ex: Yet, while the problem of the younger generation and drugs draws a great deal of attention, the problem of the elderly and substance abuse is less visible.
    Ex: At nightfall, drop anchor at any place that catch your fancy and the lullaby of the gentle waves put you to sleep.
    Ex: Now he plays with lots of kids and is frequently with different children each day depending upon which game or activity peaks his interest.
    Ex: Israeli wine may be young, but it's making a splash worldwide.

    Spanish-English dictionary > atraer la atención

  • 4 comicios

    m.pl.
    elections (politics).
    * * *
    1 PLÍTICA elections
    * * *
    SMPL elections, voting sing
    * * *
    masculino plural elections (pl)
    * * *
    = election campaign, elections.
    Ex. This was originally intended as a set of speaking notes for candidates and others in the 1979 direct election campaign.
    Ex. This article discusses the 20th edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme, its components and changes made to various subject divisions such as television, data processing, popular music, substance abuse, civil rights and elections.
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    * comicios primarios = primary election.
    * * *
    masculino plural elections (pl)
    * * *
    = election campaign, elections.

    Ex: This was originally intended as a set of speaking notes for candidates and others in the 1979 direct election campaign.

    Ex: This article discusses the 20th edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme, its components and changes made to various subject divisions such as television, data processing, popular music, substance abuse, civil rights and elections.
    * comicios primarios = primary election.

    * * *
    elections (pl)
    * * *

    comicios sustantivo masculino plural
    elections (pl)
    comicios mpl elections
    * * *
    comicios nmpl
    Pol elections
    * * *
    mpl elections pl
    * * *
    comicios nmpl
    : elections, voting

    Spanish-English dictionary > comicios

  • 5 elecciones

    f.pl.
    elections, election campaign, polling, hustings.
    * * *
    1 elections
    * * *
    (n.) = elections
    Ex. This article discusses the 20th edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme, its components and changes made to various subject divisions such as television, data processing, popular music, substance abuse, civil rights and elections.
    * * *
    (n.) = elections

    Ex: This article discusses the 20th edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme, its components and changes made to various subject divisions such as television, data processing, popular music, substance abuse, civil rights and elections.

    * * *
    fpl election sg, elections
    * * *
    elecciones npl election / elections

    Spanish-English dictionary > elecciones

  • 6 sustancia

    f.
    1 substance, matter, physical matter.
    2 soup, broth, stock.
    3 substance, essence.
    4 substance, extract.
    5 substance, corporeality, materiality, tangibility.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: sustanciar.
    * * *
    1 (gen) substance
    2 (esencia) substance, essence
    \
    ser persona de poca sustancia familiar to be a characterless person
    sin sustancia lacking in substance
    sustancia gris grey matter
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=materia) substance

    sustancia blanca — (Anat) white matter

    sustancia gris — (Anat) grey matter

    2) (=esencia) substance

    en sustancia — in substance, in essence

    sin sustancia[teoría, discurso] lacking in substance; [persona] shallow, superficial

    3) (Culin) [de alimento] substance
    4) (Fil) substance
    * * *
    1) ( materia) substance
    2) ( contenido) substance
    3) ( de comida) substance, goodness
    * * *
    Ex. It details steps to be taken to salvage discs which have been damaged by spilled substances such as coffee with cream and sugar, Classic Coke, hamburger and french fries, and hand cream.
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    * abuso de sustancias nocivas = substance abuse.
    * derrame de sustancias químicas = chemical spill.
    * sustancia blanca = white matter.
    * sustancia controlada = controlled substance.
    * sustancia desconocida = foreign substance.
    * sustancia de uso reglamentado = controlled substance.
    * sustancia de uso regulado = controlled substance.
    * sustancia gris = grey matter [gray matter].
    * sustancia ilegal = illegal substance.
    * sustancia ilícita = illicit substance.
    * sustancia inflamable = flammable substance.
    * sustancia lícita = licit substance.
    * sustancia nutritiva = nutrient.
    * sustancia prohibida = illegal substance.
    * sustancia química = chemical substance.
    * sustancia tóxica = hazardous material, hazardous substance, toxic, toxicant.
    * uso de sustancias = substance use.
    * * *
    1) ( materia) substance
    2) ( contenido) substance
    3) ( de comida) substance, goodness
    * * *

    Ex: It details steps to be taken to salvage discs which have been damaged by spilled substances such as coffee with cream and sugar, Classic Coke, hamburger and french fries, and hand cream.

    * abuso de sustancias nocivas = substance abuse.
    * derrame de sustancias químicas = chemical spill.
    * sustancia blanca = white matter.
    * sustancia controlada = controlled substance.
    * sustancia desconocida = foreign substance.
    * sustancia de uso reglamentado = controlled substance.
    * sustancia de uso regulado = controlled substance.
    * sustancia gris = grey matter [gray matter].
    * sustancia ilegal = illegal substance.
    * sustancia ilícita = illicit substance.
    * sustancia inflamable = flammable substance.
    * sustancia lícita = licit substance.
    * sustancia nutritiva = nutrient.
    * sustancia prohibida = illegal substance.
    * sustancia química = chemical substance.
    * sustancia tóxica = hazardous material, hazardous substance, toxic, toxicant.
    * uso de sustancias = substance use.

    * * *
    A (materia) substance
    B
    1 ( Fil) substance
    2 (de un discurso) substance
    es un tipo de poca sustancia he's pretty shallow o lightweight
    el libro no tiene ninguna sustancia the book has no substance to it
    en sustancia in substance
    C (de una comida) substance, goodness
    * * *

    Del verbo sustanciar: ( conjugate sustanciar)

    sustancia es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    sustancia sustantivo femenino
    substance
    sustancia sustantivo femenino substance
    ' sustancia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ácida
    - ácido
    - acusar
    - adictiva
    - adictivo
    - angostura
    - cien
    - concentrar
    - concentrada
    - concentrado
    - gelatina
    - inalterable
    - limpiador
    - limpiadora
    - maleable
    - miga
    - muestra
    - polvo
    - rebajar
    - rica
    - rico
    - sabor
    - segregar
    - segregación
    - sustancial
    - tinte
    - tintura
    - tolerancia
    - veneno
    - adhesivo
    - caucho
    - componente
    - corrosivo
    - cuajo
    - dañino
    - descomponer
    - esperma
    - líquido
    - materia
    - mineral
    - nocivo
    - óleo
    - pastoso
    - pegajoso
    - pez
    - tratar
    - venenoso
    English:
    chemical
    - consistency
    - extract
    - fluff
    - material
    - matter
    - medicine
    - poisonous
    - slimy
    - sloppy
    - substance
    - tacky
    - meat
    * * *
    sustancia, substancia nf
    1. [materia] substance
    Anat sustancia blanca white matter; Anat sustancia gris grey matter;
    2. [esencia] essence;
    sin sustancia lacking in substance;
    este artículo no tiene mucha sustancia this article lacks substance
    3. [de alimento] nutritional value
    4. Filosofía substance
    * * *
    f substance;
    sin sustancia fig insubstantial, lacking in substance
    * * *
    1) : substance
    2)
    sin sustancia : shallow, lacking substance
    * * *
    sustancia n substance

    Spanish-English dictionary > sustancia

  • 7 su

    adj. poss.
    1 his, her, her own, his own, its, of theirs, their own, its own.
    su coche his/her/your/their car
    sus libros his/her/your/their books
    su hocico its snout
    2 your, your own, thy.
    3 their.
    * * *
    su
    1 (de él) his; (de ella) her; (de usted, de ustedes) your; (de ellos, de ellas) their; (de animales, cosas) its; (de uno) one's
    abra su maleta, por favor open your suitcase, please
    * * *
    adj.
    1) his, her, its, their
    2) your
    * * *
    ADJ POSES
    1) [sing] (=de él) his; (=de ella) her; (=de usted) your; (=de animal, cosa) its; [impersonal] one's
    2) [pl] (=de ustedes) your; (=de ellos, de ellas) their
    3) [uso enfático]
    * * *
    adjetivo (delante del n)
    a) ( de él) his; ( de ella) her; (de usted, ustedes) your; (de ellos, ellas) their; (de animal, cosa) its
    * * *
    = his, its, their, your.
    Ex. Of particular note is his classic monograph 'Prejudices and Antipathies', published by Scarecrow Press, a critique of LC entry and subject heading practices.
    Ex. Special thanks to the ISAD Program Planning Committee, in particular its chairperson, for the conceptual organization.
    Ex. The physical format of manual post-coordinate indexes also restricts their use to sectors in which the librarian or information officer acts as an intermediary between the index and its users.
    Ex. And there is a basis for your belief: money.
    ----
    * adelantado a su tiempo = ahead of + Posesivo + time(s).
    * aguas + volver a su cauce = dust + settle.
    * aprender a su propio ritmo = learn at + Posesivo + own pace.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn.
    * atribuir su origen a = trace to, trace back to.
    * colocar en su lugar = drop into + place.
    * considerar en su justa medida = see + in proportion.
    * con sus propias palabras = in + Posesivo + own words.
    * criticar a Alguien a sus espaldas = cut + Nombre + up + behind + Posesivo + back.
    * dar su conformidad a = assent to.
    * dejar a su aire = leave to + Reflexivo.
    * dejar su impronta en = set + Posesivo + stamp on.
    * demostrar su valía = prove + its worth, realise + its full potential.
    * desde su época = since + Posesivo + day.
    * desde su origen = from + its/their + inception, since + its/their + inception.
    * desde sus comienzos = from + its/their + inception, from + its/their + beginnings, since + its/their + beginnings, since + its/their + inception.
    * de su época = of + Posesivo + time.
    * dicho sea a su favor = to + Posesivo + credit.
    * directorio accesible por su contenido (cafs) = content-addressable file store (cafs).
    * distribución de una materia en su índice = subject scatter.
    * el todo es más grande que la suma de sus partes = the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
    * encontrar su propio modo de actuar = find + Posesivo + own way.
    * encontrar su sitio = find + a home.
    * en su base = at its core.
    * en su conjunto = overall, together, collective, put together.
    * en su debido momento = in due time.
    * en su defecto = failing that/these.
    * en su día = in its day.
    * en su eje = at its core.
    * en su esencia = in substance.
    * en su estricto sentido = strictly speaking.
    * en su haber = on the credit side.
    * en su infancia = in + Posesivo + infancy.
    * en su interior = between its covers.
    * en su lugar = instead, in + Posesivo + stead.
    * en su mayoría = for the most part, mostly, in most respects.
    * en su mayor parte = largely, mostly.
    * en su mejor momento = at + Posesivo + peak.
    * en su momento = in timely fashion.
    * en su momento álgido = at + Posesivo + peak.
    * en su nivel más bajo = at its lowest ebb.
    * en su parte central = at its core.
    * en su punto = ripe [riper -comp., ripest -sup.].
    * en su punto más álgido = at its height.
    * en su punto más bajo = at its lowest ebb.
    * en sus años de apogeo = in + Posesivo + heyday.
    * en sus años de auge = in + Posesivo + heyday.
    * en sus buenos tiempos = in + Posesivo + heyday.
    * en su seno = therein.
    * en sus inicios = in + Posesivo + infancy.
    * en su sitio = in place.
    * en sus orígenes = originally.
    * en su tiempo = formerly.
    * en su totalidad = as a whole, in + Posesivo + entirety, in full, in toto, in whole, wholesale.
    * esperar su momento = wait in + the wings.
    * esperar su oportunidad = wait in + the wings.
    * estar muy por delante de su tiempo = be years ahead of + Posesivo + time.
    * forma de la curva estadística en su valor más alto = peak-shape.
    * formar en su conjunto = weave + to form.
    * hacer su debut = make + Posesivo + debut.
    * hacer valer sus derechos = assert + Posesivo + rights.
    * hay que decir a su favor que = to + Posesivo + credit.
    * hundirse por su propio peso = sink under + its own weight.
    * información en su estado primario = raw information.
    * llegar al final de su vida útil = come to + the end of + Posesivo + useful life, reach + the end of + Posesivo + useful life.
    * madre que se dedica a sus hijos = practising mother.
    * mordaz en sus comentarios = sharp of tongue.
    * para su fácil + Nombre = for ease of + Nombre.
    * poner en su sitio = put in + place.
    * por su cuenta y riesgo = at + Posesivo + own risk.
    * por su naturaleza = by + Posesivo + nature.
    * por su papel = in its role.
    * por su propia voluntad = of its own accord.
    * por su volatilidad = mercurially.
    * que conserva su encanto natural = unspoilt [unspoiled, -USA].
    * reducción de una palabra a su raíz = stemming.
    * reducir una palabra a su raíz = stem.
    * retomar su camino = get back on + track.
    * reunión a la que los padres acuden con sus bebés = lapsit.
    * se cae de su peso que = it goes without saying that.
    * según sus propias condiciones = in + Posesivo + own terms.
    * según sus propias palabras = in + Posesivo + own terms.
    * sentido muy desarrollado de su propio territorio = territoriality.
    * ser un producto de su tiempo = be a product of + Posesivo + time.
    * su (de ella) = her.
    * Sus Majestades = Their Majesties.
    * sustituir a Alguien en su ausencia = fill in + in + Posesivo + absence.
    * tener programado su comienzo = be scheduled to start.
    * tener su apogeo = flourish.
    * tener su efecto = take + Posesivo + toll (on).
    * tener su origen en = trace to, trace back to, have + Posesivo + roots in.
    * tener sus diferencias = have + their differences.
    * tener sus orígenes = be rooted in.
    * todo en su conjunto = whole affair, the.
    * vencer a Alguien en su propio terreno = beat + Nombre + at + Posesivo + own game.
    * ver las cosas en su conjunto = see + things as a whole.
    * ver las cosas en su totalidad = see + things as a whole.
    * volver Algo a su estado anterior = put + Nombre + back on track.
    * volver a por sus fueros = be back on track, bite back.
    * volver a su camino = get back on + track.
    * * *
    adjetivo (delante del n)
    a) ( de él) his; ( de ella) her; (de usted, ustedes) your; (de ellos, ellas) their; (de animal, cosa) its
    * * *
    su (de ella)
    (adj.) = her

    Ex: Ms. Hinton received her library degree from the University of North Carolina after getting her bachelor's from the Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.

    = his, its, their, your.

    Ex: Of particular note is his classic monograph 'Prejudices and Antipathies', published by Scarecrow Press, a critique of LC entry and subject heading practices.

    Ex: Special thanks to the ISAD Program Planning Committee, in particular its chairperson, for the conceptual organization.
    Ex: The physical format of manual post-coordinate indexes also restricts their use to sectors in which the librarian or information officer acts as an intermediary between the index and its users.
    Ex: And there is a basis for your belief: money.
    * adelantado a su tiempo = ahead of + Posesivo + time(s).
    * aguas + volver a su cauce = dust + settle.
    * aprender a su propio ritmo = learn at + Posesivo + own pace.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn.
    * atribuir su origen a = trace to, trace back to.
    * colocar en su lugar = drop into + place.
    * considerar en su justa medida = see + in proportion.
    * con sus propias palabras = in + Posesivo + own words.
    * criticar a Alguien a sus espaldas = cut + Nombre + up + behind + Posesivo + back.
    * dar su conformidad a = assent to.
    * dejar a su aire = leave to + Reflexivo.
    * dejar su impronta en = set + Posesivo + stamp on.
    * demostrar su valía = prove + its worth, realise + its full potential.
    * desde su época = since + Posesivo + day.
    * desde su origen = from + its/their + inception, since + its/their + inception.
    * desde sus comienzos = from + its/their + inception, from + its/their + beginnings, since + its/their + beginnings, since + its/their + inception.
    * de su época = of + Posesivo + time.
    * dicho sea a su favor = to + Posesivo + credit.
    * directorio accesible por su contenido (cafs) = content-addressable file store (cafs).
    * distribución de una materia en su índice = subject scatter.
    * el todo es más grande que la suma de sus partes = the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
    * encontrar su propio modo de actuar = find + Posesivo + own way.
    * encontrar su sitio = find + a home.
    * en su base = at its core.
    * en su conjunto = overall, together, collective, put together.
    * en su debido momento = in due time.
    * en su defecto = failing that/these.
    * en su día = in its day.
    * en su eje = at its core.
    * en su esencia = in substance.
    * en su estricto sentido = strictly speaking.
    * en su haber = on the credit side.
    * en su infancia = in + Posesivo + infancy.
    * en su interior = between its covers.
    * en su lugar = instead, in + Posesivo + stead.
    * en su mayoría = for the most part, mostly, in most respects.
    * en su mayor parte = largely, mostly.
    * en su mejor momento = at + Posesivo + peak.
    * en su momento = in timely fashion.
    * en su momento álgido = at + Posesivo + peak.
    * en su nivel más bajo = at its lowest ebb.
    * en su parte central = at its core.
    * en su punto = ripe [riper -comp., ripest -sup.].
    * en su punto más álgido = at its height.
    * en su punto más bajo = at its lowest ebb.
    * en sus años de apogeo = in + Posesivo + heyday.
    * en sus años de auge = in + Posesivo + heyday.
    * en sus buenos tiempos = in + Posesivo + heyday.
    * en su seno = therein.
    * en sus inicios = in + Posesivo + infancy.
    * en su sitio = in place.
    * en sus orígenes = originally.
    * en su tiempo = formerly.
    * en su totalidad = as a whole, in + Posesivo + entirety, in full, in toto, in whole, wholesale.
    * esperar su momento = wait in + the wings.
    * esperar su oportunidad = wait in + the wings.
    * estar muy por delante de su tiempo = be years ahead of + Posesivo + time.
    * forma de la curva estadística en su valor más alto = peak-shape.
    * formar en su conjunto = weave + to form.
    * hacer su debut = make + Posesivo + debut.
    * hacer valer sus derechos = assert + Posesivo + rights.
    * hay que decir a su favor que = to + Posesivo + credit.
    * hundirse por su propio peso = sink under + its own weight.
    * información en su estado primario = raw information.
    * llegar al final de su vida útil = come to + the end of + Posesivo + useful life, reach + the end of + Posesivo + useful life.
    * madre que se dedica a sus hijos = practising mother.
    * mordaz en sus comentarios = sharp of tongue.
    * para su fácil + Nombre = for ease of + Nombre.
    * poner en su sitio = put in + place.
    * por su cuenta y riesgo = at + Posesivo + own risk.
    * por su naturaleza = by + Posesivo + nature.
    * por su papel = in its role.
    * por su propia voluntad = of its own accord.
    * por su volatilidad = mercurially.
    * que conserva su encanto natural = unspoilt [unspoiled, -USA].
    * reducción de una palabra a su raíz = stemming.
    * reducir una palabra a su raíz = stem.
    * retomar su camino = get back on + track.
    * reunión a la que los padres acuden con sus bebés = lapsit.
    * se cae de su peso que = it goes without saying that.
    * según sus propias condiciones = in + Posesivo + own terms.
    * según sus propias palabras = in + Posesivo + own terms.
    * sentido muy desarrollado de su propio territorio = territoriality.
    * ser un producto de su tiempo = be a product of + Posesivo + time.
    * su (de ella) = her.
    * Sus Majestades = Their Majesties.
    * sustituir a Alguien en su ausencia = fill in + in + Posesivo + absence.
    * tener programado su comienzo = be scheduled to start.
    * tener su apogeo = flourish.
    * tener su efecto = take + Posesivo + toll (on).
    * tener su origen en = trace to, trace back to, have + Posesivo + roots in.
    * tener sus diferencias = have + their differences.
    * tener sus orígenes = be rooted in.
    * todo en su conjunto = whole affair, the.
    * vencer a Alguien en su propio terreno = beat + Nombre + at + Posesivo + own game.
    * ver las cosas en su conjunto = see + things as a whole.
    * ver las cosas en su totalidad = see + things as a whole.
    * volver Algo a su estado anterior = put + Nombre + back on track.
    * volver a por sus fueros = be back on track, bite back.
    * volver a su camino = get back on + track.

    * * *
    su
    1 (de él) his; (de ella) her; (de usted, ustedes) your; (de ellos, ellas) their; (de un animal, una cosa) its
    cuando uno ha perdido su última esperanza when one's last hope is gone
    2
    (uso enfático): estas botas ya tienen sus años these boots have lasted a good many years
    debe pesar sus buenos 90 kilos he must weigh a good 90 kilos
    * * *

     

    su adjetivo ( delante del n) ( de él) his;
    ( de ella) her;
    (de usted, ustedes) your;
    (de ellos, ellas) their;
    (de animal, cosa) its
    su adj pos
    1 (de él) his: vino con su hija, he came with his daughter
    (de ella) her: sus amigos son italianos, her friends are Italians
    (de ellos, de ellas) their: perdieron su coche, they lost their car
    (de cosa, animal) its: su cola es naranja, its tail is orange
    (de varios animales) sus cachorros son moteados, their cubs are spotted
    (de usted, ustedes) your: su cena está lista, your dinner is ready
    sus entradas, por favor, your tickets, please
    2 fam (más o menos) cuesta sus (buenos) dos millones, it costs about two million
    'su' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abandonar
    - abandonada
    - abandonado
    - abandonarse
    - abarcar
    - abdicar
    - ablandar
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abominable
    - abrazarse
    - abuhardillada
    - abuhardillado
    - abusar
    - acabar
    - academicismo
    - acallar
    - acanallar
    - acentuar
    - acerba
    - acerbo
    - achantar
    - aciaga
    - aciago
    - aclararse
    - acoger
    - acometer
    - acostumbrar
    - acto
    - actuación
    - acusar
    - adolecer
    - afán
    - afectar
    - agradecer
    - agrado
    - agriar
    - aguijonear
    - aire
    - ajena
    - ajeno
    - alcanzar
    - alejarse
    - álgida
    - álgido
    - algo
    - alma
    - alteza
    - altura
    English:
    aback
    - abroad
    - abrupt
    - absence
    - abuse
    - acclaim
    - accompany
    - accomplished
    - account
    - aching
    - acknowledgement
    - admire
    - advantage
    - affirm
    - afford
    - after
    - against
    - ageing
    - aggravate
    - album
    - alienate
    - allege
    - aloud
    - ambit
    - amok
    - amount to
    - amusing
    - analyst
    - anniversary
    - announcement
    - annul
    - anticipate
    - apathetic
    - apologetic
    - applaud
    - applicant
    - apron
    - Arabian
    - archives
    - argue
    - around
    - aside
    - ask back
    - assignment
    - astonishment
    - astray
    - attachment
    - attest
    - attraction
    - auction
    * * *
    su adj posesivo
    [de él] his; [de ella] her; [de cosa, animal] its; [de uno] one's; [de ellos, ellas] their; [de usted, ustedes] your;
    su libro his/her/your/their book;
    sus libros his/her/your/their books;
    su hocico its snout;
    Fam
    debe de tener sus buenos millones en el banco she must have a good few million in the bank
    * * *
    su, sus
    adj pos: de él his; de ella her; de cosa its; de usted, ustedes your; de ellos their; de uno his, Br
    one’s
    * * *
    su adj
    1) : his, her, its, their, one's
    su libro: her book
    sus consecuencias: its consequences
    2) (formal) : your
    tómese su medicina, señor: take your medicine, sir
    * * *
    su adj
    1. (de él) his
    2. (de ella) her
    3. (de un animal, cosa) its
    4. (de ellos) their
    5. (de usted) your
    abra su maleta, por favor open your suitcase, please

    Spanish-English dictionary > su

  • 8 sustancia controlada

    f.
    controlled substance.
    * * *
    Ex. This section covers laws and legal aspects related to controlled substances, drug abuse and narcotics use.
    * * *

    Ex: This section covers laws and legal aspects related to controlled substances, drug abuse and narcotics use.

    Spanish-English dictionary > sustancia controlada

  • 9 sustancia de uso reglamentado

    Ex. This section covers laws and legal aspects related to controlled substances, drug abuse and narcotics use.
    * * *

    Ex: This section covers laws and legal aspects related to controlled substances, drug abuse and narcotics use.

    Spanish-English dictionary > sustancia de uso reglamentado

  • 10 sustancia de uso regulado

    Ex. This section covers laws and legal aspects related to controlled substances, drug abuse and narcotics use.
    * * *

    Ex: This section covers laws and legal aspects related to controlled substances, drug abuse and narcotics use.

    Spanish-English dictionary > sustancia de uso regulado

  • 11 sustancioso

    adj.
    1 substantial, nourishing, hearty, meaty.
    2 considerable, substantial, handsome.
    Un salario sustancioso A handsome salary.
    3 substantial, rich.
    * * *
    1 (nutritivo) wholesome
    * * *
    ADJ [discurso] that gives food for thought; [comida] solid, substantial; [ganancias] healthy, fat pey
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo <comida/plato> substantial; < ganancias> substantial, considerable
    * * *
    = substantial, meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    Ex. This data base will eventually become a very substantial bibliographic data base.
    Ex. We want Robyn to write about really meaty issues every week, instead of talking about spousal abuse.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo <comida/plato> substantial; < ganancias> substantial, considerable
    * * *
    = substantial, meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].

    Ex: This data base will eventually become a very substantial bibliographic data base.

    Ex: We want Robyn to write about really meaty issues every week, instead of talking about spousal abuse.

    * * *
    1 ‹comida/plato› substantial
    2 ‹ganancias› substantial, considerable
    un discurso sustancioso a speech with substance
    * * *

    sustancioso,-a adj (beneficios) substantial
    (alimentos) nourishing, wholesome
    ' sustancioso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    sustanciosa
    English:
    meaty
    - tidy
    - substantial
    * * *
    sustancioso, -a, substancioso, -a adj
    1. [importante] substantial
    2. [nutritivo] substantial
    * * *
    sustancioso, -sa adj
    1) nutritivo: hearty, nutritious
    2) : substantial, solid

    Spanish-English dictionary > sustancioso

  • 12 uso

    m.
    1 use.
    hacer uso de to make use of, to use; (utilizar) to exercise (de prerrogativa, derecho)
    fuera de uso out of use, obsolete
    tener el uso de la palabra to have the floor
    uso de razón power of reason
    2 custom (costumbre).
    al uso fashionable
    al uso andaluz in the Andalusian style
    3 usage (linguistics).
    4 wear and tear (desgaste).
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: usar.
    * * *
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) use
    2) wear
    3) custom, usage
    * * *
    SF ABR Esp
    = Unión Sindical Obrera
    * * *
    a) (de producto, medicamento) use; (de máquina, material) use

    métodos de uso extendido en... — methods widely used in...

    de uso externo — (Farm) for external use only

    b) (de idioma, expresión) use

    una expresión sancionada por el uso — (frml) an expression that has gained acceptance through usage

    c) (de facultad, derecho)

    hacer uso de la palabra — (frml) to speak

    hacer uso y abuso de algo — ( de privilegio) to abuse something

    2) ( de prenda)
    3) (utilidad, aplicación) use
    4) ( usanza) custom
    * * *
    = deployment, disposition, exercise, take-up, usage, use, utilisation [utilization, -USA], utility, consumption, employment, uptake, wear, delivery.
    Ex. In the context of this report any such policy would have to accept that speedy response to current problems requires the deployment of resources in favour of innovative information-driven programmes.
    Ex. The process provides an effective means of controlling such serials until a final decision has been made regarding their disposition.
    Ex. A poorly structured scheme requires the exercise of a good deal of initiative on the part of the indexer in order to overcome or avoid the poor structure.
    Ex. One of the reasons for the relatively slow take-up of microcomputers in libraries in the Philippines is the problem caused by the multitude of languages used in the island group.
    Ex. Changes in usage of terms over time can also present problems = Los cambios en el uso de los términos con el transcurso del tiempo también pueden presentar problemas.
    Ex. Systematic mnemonics is the use of the same notation for a given topic wherever that topic occurs.
    Ex. On occasions it is necessary to adopt an order or arrangement which leads to the efficient utilisation of space.
    Ex. Situations where subdivisions might have had some utility are served by the co-ordination of index terms at the search stage.
    Ex. The screen display formats required by cataloguing staff may be not at all suitable for public consumption.
    Ex. Through the employment of such implicitly derogatory terminology librarians virtually give themselves licence to disregard or downgrade the value of certain materials.
    Ex. The project is investigating the factors which promote or inhibit the uptake of computers in primary schools.
    Ex. When in use moulds were subject to severe wear which resulted in noticeable deterioration of the surface.
    Ex. Entry of number '21' reverses the present delivery status.
    ----
    * alfabetización en el uso de la biblioteca = library literacy.
    * aparato para el uso de la información = information appliance.
    * aumento del uso = increased use.
    * bloque funcional para uso internacional = international use block.
    * bloque funcional para uso nacional = national use block.
    * con conocimiento básico en el uso de la biblioteca = library literate [library-literate].
    * con conocimiento en el uso de Internet = Internet-savvy.
    * condiciones de uso = terms of use.
    * condiciones legales de uso = legal boilerplate.
    * con el uso = in use, with use.
    * conocimientos básicos sobre el uso de las bibliotecas = library skills.
    * cubrir un uso = address + use.
    * cuchillo de un solo uso = disposable knife.
    * dar buen uso a Algo = put to + good use.
    * dar un uso = put to + purpose.
    * dar uso = put to + use.
    * dar uso a = make + use of.
    * de doble uso = dual-use.
    * de muchos usos = all-purpose.
    * de pago según el uso = on a pay a you use basis, on a pay as you go basis.
    * de poco uso = low-use.
    * desde el punto de vista del uso = in terms of use.
    * desgaste por el uso = wear and tear.
    * destrezas relacionadas con el uso de la información = information skills.
    * de un solo uso = disposable, single-use.
    * de uso comercial = commercially-owned.
    * de uso cutáneo = use + topically.
    * de uso externo = for external use only.
    * de uso flexible = hop-on/hop-off.
    * de uso frecuente = frequently-used.
    * de uso general = general-use.
    * de uso interno = in-house [inhouse].
    * de uso múltiple = all-purpose.
    * de uso público = publicly available.
    * de uso tópico = use + topically.
    * encuesta sobre el uso del tiempo = time-use survey.
    * en pleno uso de + Posesivo + facultades físicas y mentales = of (a) sound mind, of (a) sound and disposing mind and memory, mentally fit, physically and mentally fit.
    * en pleno uso de + Posesivo + razón = mentally fit.
    * en uso = in use.
    * estadísticas de uso = usage statistics, use statistics.
    * estudio de uso = use study.
    * facilidad de uso = usability, user-friendliness, ease of use.
    * formación en el uso de la biblioteca = library literacy.
    * frecuencia de uso = usage rate.
    * gastado por el uso = worn-out.
    * hábito de uso = usage pattern, use pattern.
    * hábito de uso, patrón de uso = usage pattern.
    * hacer buen uso de Algo = put to + good use.
    * hacer el mejor uso de = make + the best of.
    * hacer uso = put to + use.
    * hacer uso de = make + use of, draw on/upon, leverage, patronise [patronize, -USA], tap into, deploy.
    * hacer uso de influencias = pull + strings.
    * hacer uso de recursos = tap into + resources.
    * hacer uso de un conocimiento = draw on/upon + knowledge.
    * hacer uso personal = make + personal use.
    * haciendo uso de = by recourse to.
    * herramienta de uso de Internet = Internet appliance.
    * herramienta para el uso de la información = information appliance.
    * impuesto sobre artículos de uso y consumo = excise tax.
    * incremento del uso = increased use.
    * índice de uso = performance measure, output measure.
    * instrucciones de uso = use instruction.
    * licencia de uso = licence agreement.
    * mal uso = misuse, mishandling.
    * mediante el uso de los recursos = resource-based.
    * método de evaluación de un edificio en uso = post-occupancy evaluation method.
    * multiuso = multi-functional, multi-use [multiuse].
    * normas de uso = user policy.
    * ordenadores de uso público = PAWS (Public access workstations).
    * pago según el uso = pay-per-view, pay-for-use.
    * páguese por el uso hecho = pay-as-you-go.
    * para evitar su uso indebido por los niños = childproof.
    * para posteriores usos = for subsequent use.
    * para su posterior uso = for subsequent use.
    * para su uso posterior = for subsequent use.
    * para todo uso = all-purpose.
    * para uso comercial = commercially-owned.
    * para uso del profesional = professional-use.
    * para uso industrial = heavy-duty.
    * para uso personal = for personal use.
    * para usos posteriores = for subsequent use.
    * plato de un solo uso = disposable plate.
    * poner en uso = bring into + use, take in + use.
    * proteger Algo para evitar su uso indebido por los niños = childproof.
    * recurrir al uso de = resort to + the use of.
    * rentabilizar el uso = maximise + use.
    * ser de mucho uso = take + Nombre + a long way.
    * ser de un solo uso = be a one-trip pony.
    * ser de uso general = be in general use, be generally available.
    * servilleta de un solo uso = disposable napkin.
    * sistema de facturación por uso = cost billing system.
    * sistema en uso = operational system.
    * sustancia de uso reglamentado = controlled substance.
    * sustancia de uso regulado = controlled substance.
    * tenedor de un solo uso = disposable fork.
    * uso a distancia = remote use.
    * uso compartido = sharing.
    * uso compartido de la información = information sharing.
    * uso compartido de mesas de trabajo = hot desking.
    * uso compartido de recursos = resource sharing, time-sharing [timesharing].
    * uso de instrumentos = instrumentation.
    * uso de la biblioteca = library use, library usage.
    * uso de la colección = stock use.
    * uso de la letra cursiva = italicisation [italicization, -USA].
    * uso de las mayúsculas = capitalisation [capitalization, -USA].
    * uso de la tierra = land use.
    * uso de sustancias = substance use.
    * uso de un modo descuidado = bandying about.
    * uso diario = everyday use.
    * uso doméstico = domestic use.
    * uso excesivo = prodigality, overuse.
    * uso excesivo de = greed for.
    * uso inadecuado = misuse, mistreatment.
    * uso indebido = misuse.
    * uso normal = normal usage.
    * uso óptimo de los recursos = value for money.
    * uso personal = personal use.
    * uso público en la propia biblioteca = in-library use.
    * uso razonable = fair dealing, fair use.
    * uso remoto = remote use.
    * usos y costumbres = customs and habits.
    * usos y gratificaciones = uses and gratifications.
    * uso tópico = for external use only.
    * usuario que hace mucho uso del préstamo = heavy borrower.
    * usuario que hace poco uso del préstamo = light borrower.
    * usuario que hace uso del préstamo = borrower.
    * * *
    a) (de producto, medicamento) use; (de máquina, material) use

    métodos de uso extendido en... — methods widely used in...

    de uso externo — (Farm) for external use only

    b) (de idioma, expresión) use

    una expresión sancionada por el uso — (frml) an expression that has gained acceptance through usage

    c) (de facultad, derecho)

    hacer uso de la palabra — (frml) to speak

    hacer uso y abuso de algo — ( de privilegio) to abuse something

    2) ( de prenda)
    3) (utilidad, aplicación) use
    4) ( usanza) custom
    * * *
    = deployment, disposition, exercise, take-up, usage, use, utilisation [utilization, -USA], utility, consumption, employment, uptake, wear, delivery.

    Ex: In the context of this report any such policy would have to accept that speedy response to current problems requires the deployment of resources in favour of innovative information-driven programmes.

    Ex: The process provides an effective means of controlling such serials until a final decision has been made regarding their disposition.
    Ex: A poorly structured scheme requires the exercise of a good deal of initiative on the part of the indexer in order to overcome or avoid the poor structure.
    Ex: One of the reasons for the relatively slow take-up of microcomputers in libraries in the Philippines is the problem caused by the multitude of languages used in the island group.
    Ex: Changes in usage of terms over time can also present problems = Los cambios en el uso de los términos con el transcurso del tiempo también pueden presentar problemas.
    Ex: Systematic mnemonics is the use of the same notation for a given topic wherever that topic occurs.
    Ex: On occasions it is necessary to adopt an order or arrangement which leads to the efficient utilisation of space.
    Ex: Situations where subdivisions might have had some utility are served by the co-ordination of index terms at the search stage.
    Ex: The screen display formats required by cataloguing staff may be not at all suitable for public consumption.
    Ex: Through the employment of such implicitly derogatory terminology librarians virtually give themselves licence to disregard or downgrade the value of certain materials.
    Ex: The project is investigating the factors which promote or inhibit the uptake of computers in primary schools.
    Ex: When in use moulds were subject to severe wear which resulted in noticeable deterioration of the surface.
    Ex: Entry of number '21' reverses the present delivery status.
    * alfabetización en el uso de la biblioteca = library literacy.
    * aparato para el uso de la información = information appliance.
    * aumento del uso = increased use.
    * bloque funcional para uso internacional = international use block.
    * bloque funcional para uso nacional = national use block.
    * con conocimiento básico en el uso de la biblioteca = library literate [library-literate].
    * con conocimiento en el uso de Internet = Internet-savvy.
    * condiciones de uso = terms of use.
    * condiciones legales de uso = legal boilerplate.
    * con el uso = in use, with use.
    * conocimientos básicos sobre el uso de las bibliotecas = library skills.
    * cubrir un uso = address + use.
    * cuchillo de un solo uso = disposable knife.
    * dar buen uso a Algo = put to + good use.
    * dar un uso = put to + purpose.
    * dar uso = put to + use.
    * dar uso a = make + use of.
    * de doble uso = dual-use.
    * de muchos usos = all-purpose.
    * de pago según el uso = on a pay a you use basis, on a pay as you go basis.
    * de poco uso = low-use.
    * desde el punto de vista del uso = in terms of use.
    * desgaste por el uso = wear and tear.
    * destrezas relacionadas con el uso de la información = information skills.
    * de un solo uso = disposable, single-use.
    * de uso comercial = commercially-owned.
    * de uso cutáneo = use + topically.
    * de uso externo = for external use only.
    * de uso flexible = hop-on/hop-off.
    * de uso frecuente = frequently-used.
    * de uso general = general-use.
    * de uso interno = in-house [inhouse].
    * de uso múltiple = all-purpose.
    * de uso público = publicly available.
    * de uso tópico = use + topically.
    * encuesta sobre el uso del tiempo = time-use survey.
    * en pleno uso de + Posesivo + facultades físicas y mentales = of (a) sound mind, of (a) sound and disposing mind and memory, mentally fit, physically and mentally fit.
    * en pleno uso de + Posesivo + razón = mentally fit.
    * en uso = in use.
    * estadísticas de uso = usage statistics, use statistics.
    * estudio de uso = use study.
    * facilidad de uso = usability, user-friendliness, ease of use.
    * formación en el uso de la biblioteca = library literacy.
    * frecuencia de uso = usage rate.
    * gastado por el uso = worn-out.
    * hábito de uso = usage pattern, use pattern.
    * hábito de uso, patrón de uso = usage pattern.
    * hacer buen uso de Algo = put to + good use.
    * hacer el mejor uso de = make + the best of.
    * hacer uso = put to + use.
    * hacer uso de = make + use of, draw on/upon, leverage, patronise [patronize, -USA], tap into, deploy.
    * hacer uso de influencias = pull + strings.
    * hacer uso de recursos = tap into + resources.
    * hacer uso de un conocimiento = draw on/upon + knowledge.
    * hacer uso personal = make + personal use.
    * haciendo uso de = by recourse to.
    * herramienta de uso de Internet = Internet appliance.
    * herramienta para el uso de la información = information appliance.
    * impuesto sobre artículos de uso y consumo = excise tax.
    * incremento del uso = increased use.
    * índice de uso = performance measure, output measure.
    * instrucciones de uso = use instruction.
    * licencia de uso = licence agreement.
    * mal uso = misuse, mishandling.
    * mediante el uso de los recursos = resource-based.
    * método de evaluación de un edificio en uso = post-occupancy evaluation method.
    * multiuso = multi-functional, multi-use [multiuse].
    * normas de uso = user policy.
    * ordenadores de uso público = PAWS (Public access workstations).
    * pago según el uso = pay-per-view, pay-for-use.
    * páguese por el uso hecho = pay-as-you-go.
    * para evitar su uso indebido por los niños = childproof.
    * para posteriores usos = for subsequent use.
    * para su posterior uso = for subsequent use.
    * para su uso posterior = for subsequent use.
    * para todo uso = all-purpose.
    * para uso comercial = commercially-owned.
    * para uso del profesional = professional-use.
    * para uso industrial = heavy-duty.
    * para uso personal = for personal use.
    * para usos posteriores = for subsequent use.
    * plato de un solo uso = disposable plate.
    * poner en uso = bring into + use, take in + use.
    * proteger Algo para evitar su uso indebido por los niños = childproof.
    * recurrir al uso de = resort to + the use of.
    * rentabilizar el uso = maximise + use.
    * ser de mucho uso = take + Nombre + a long way.
    * ser de un solo uso = be a one-trip pony.
    * ser de uso general = be in general use, be generally available.
    * servilleta de un solo uso = disposable napkin.
    * sistema de facturación por uso = cost billing system.
    * sistema en uso = operational system.
    * sustancia de uso reglamentado = controlled substance.
    * sustancia de uso regulado = controlled substance.
    * tenedor de un solo uso = disposable fork.
    * uso a distancia = remote use.
    * uso compartido = sharing.
    * uso compartido de la información = information sharing.
    * uso compartido de mesas de trabajo = hot desking.
    * uso compartido de recursos = resource sharing, time-sharing [timesharing].
    * uso de instrumentos = instrumentation.
    * uso de la biblioteca = library use, library usage.
    * uso de la colección = stock use.
    * uso de la letra cursiva = italicisation [italicization, -USA].
    * uso de las mayúsculas = capitalisation [capitalization, -USA].
    * uso de la tierra = land use.
    * uso de sustancias = substance use.
    * uso de un modo descuidado = bandying about.
    * uso diario = everyday use.
    * uso doméstico = domestic use.
    * uso excesivo = prodigality, overuse.
    * uso excesivo de = greed for.
    * uso inadecuado = misuse, mistreatment.
    * uso indebido = misuse.
    * uso normal = normal usage.
    * uso óptimo de los recursos = value for money.
    * uso personal = personal use.
    * uso público en la propia biblioteca = in-library use.
    * uso razonable = fair dealing, fair use.
    * uso remoto = remote use.
    * usos y costumbres = customs and habits.
    * usos y gratificaciones = uses and gratifications.
    * uso tópico = for external use only.
    * usuario que hace mucho uso del préstamo = heavy borrower.
    * usuario que hace poco uso del préstamo = light borrower.
    * usuario que hace uso del préstamo = borrower.

    * * *
    /ˈuso/
    (en Esp) = Unión Sindical Obrera
    * * *

     

    Del verbo usar: ( conjugate usar)

    uso es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    usó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    usar    
    uso
    usar ( conjugate usar) verbo transitivo

    ¿qué champú usas? what shampoo do you use?;

    uso algo/a algn de or como algo to use sth/sb as sth
    b) ( llevar) ‹alhajas/ropa/perfume to wear;


    usarse verbo pronominal (en 3a pers) (esp AmL) ( estar de moda) [color/ropa] to be in fashion, to be popular;

    uso sustantivo masculino
    a) (de producto, medicamento, máquina) use;


    hacer uso de algo to use sth
    b) (de facultad, derecho):


    hacer uso de un derecho to exercise a right;
    desde que tengo uso de razón ever since I can remember;
    hacer uso de la palabra (frml) to speak
    c) ( de prenda):


    los zapatos ceden con el uso shoes give with wear
    usar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (hacer uso, emplear) to use: no uses mi maquinilla, don't use my razor
    siempre usa el mismo método, she uses always the same method
    2 (llevar ropa, perfume, etc) to wear
    II vi (utilizar) to use
    uso sustantivo masculino
    1 use
    (aplicación) se compró el ordenador, pero no le da ningún uso, he bought the computer, but he never makes use of it
    (modo de aplicación) instrucciones de uso, instructions for use
    uso externo/tópico, external/local application
    2 (costumbre) custom
    ' uso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    billón
    - cada
    - casarse
    - como
    - crema
    - cuchara
    - destartalar
    - destino
    - deterioro
    - doméstica
    - doméstico
    - escayola
    - espantosa
    - espantoso
    - estar
    - extendida
    - extendido
    - externa
    - externo
    - gasto
    - lindeza
    - misma
    - mismo
    - mortal
    - muerta
    - muerto
    - parecer
    - permitirse
    - poder
    - prerrogativa
    - pues
    - pura
    - puro
    - que
    - rozar
    - rozarse
    - sala
    - si
    - tal
    - tópica
    - tópico
    - universal
    - usar
    - utensilio
    - vaya
    - ver
    - verdadera
    - verdadero
    - vulgarización
    - vulgarizar
    English:
    abuse
    - afford
    - agree
    - antiallergenic
    - balloon
    - bed
    - blind
    - cease
    - continue
    - current
    - disposable
    - do
    - dog-eared
    - enjoy
    - ever
    - exclusively
    - feel
    - floor
    - fluoride
    - for
    - fuck
    - good
    - have
    - hear of
    - herself
    - himself
    - indeed
    - intend
    - internal
    - it
    - itself
    - just
    - lend
    - lie
    - listen
    - literally
    - misuse
    - myself
    - never
    - next
    - nice
    - not
    - oneself
    - only
    - ourselves
    - practice
    - practise
    - public
    - quite
    - ridesharing
    * * *
    USO ['uso] nf (abrev de Unión Sindical Obrera)
    = centre-right Spanish union
    * * *
    f abr (= Unión Sindical Obrera) Spanish trade union
    * * *
    uso nm
    1) empleo, utilización: use
    de uso personal: for personal use
    hacer uso de: to make use of
    2) : wear
    uso y desgaste: wear and tear
    3) usanza: custom, usage, habit
    al uso de: in the manner of, in the style of
    * * *
    uso n
    2. (ropa, etc) wearing

    Spanish-English dictionary > uso

  • 13 C

    f.
    c, letter c.
    * * *
    C
    1 ( Celsius) Celsius; (símbolo) C
    ————————
    C
    1 ( centígrado) centigrade; (símbolo) C
    * * *
    I
    =c [θe]
    esp LAm [se] SF (=letra) C, c II
    ABR
    = centígrado C
    * * *
    I
    c femenino ( read as [se] or (Esp) [θe]) the letter C, c
    II
    masculino (= centígrado or Celsius) C, Centigrade, Celsius
    * * *
    ----
    * C + T (Ciencia y Tecnología) = S & T (Science and Technology).
    * hepatitis C = hepatitis C.
    * vitamina C = vitamin C.
    * * *
    I
    c femenino ( read as [se] or (Esp) [θe]) the letter C, c
    II
    masculino (= centígrado or Celsius) C, Centigrade, Celsius
    * * *
    * C + T (Ciencia y Tecnología) = S & T (Science and Technology).
    * hepatitis C = hepatitis C.
    * vitamina C = vitamin C.
    * * *
    C, c
    ( read as /se/ or ( Esp) /θe/)
    B (= centígrado or Celsius) C, Centigrade, Celsius
    * * *

    C sustantivo masculino (centígrado or Celsius) C, Centigrade, Celsius
    C,
    c sustantivo femenino ( read as /se/ or (Esp) /θe/) the letter C, c

    C, c sustantivo femenino (letra) C, c

    'C' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    a. C.
    - c.c.
    - chaquetón
    - concreta
    - concreto
    - d. C
    - do
    - hacer
    - nota
    - sesear
    - seseo
    - a. de C.
    - ándele
    - arrumbar
    - c/
    - cámara
    - cañón
    - casa
    - caudillo
    - ce
    - cenicienta
    - cercano
    - ciencia
    - círculo
    - ciudad
    - colegio
    - comisión
    - comunidad
    - congreso
    - cono
    - conquista
    - consejo
    - correo
    - corte
    - creación
    - creador
    - cruz
    - cta.
    - curso
    - C.V.
    - d. de C.
    - s.
    English:
    ad
    - BC
    - C
    - Co
    - district
    - limited
    - macaroni
    - maccaroni
    - Rd
    - St
    - vacant
    - abdication
    - abomination
    - absence
    - abuse
    - a/c
    - A/C
    - acceptance
    - accession
    - accident
    - accommodation
    - accompaniment
    - accomplishment
    - accord
    - achievement
    - acid
    - acquaintance
    - acquisition
    - acrylic
    - action
    - activity
    - AD
    - adaptation
    - addiction
    - addition
    - address
    - adjournment
    - adjustment
    - administration
    - admission
    - adoption
    - advance
    - advantage
    - adversity
    - affinity
    - affliction
    - age
    - agent
    - aggression
    - agony
    * * *
    C1 nf
    [número romano] C
    C2
    1. (abrev de Celsius o centígrado) C
    2. Esp (abrev de carretera comarcal) minor road, Br ≈ B road
    3. (abrev de caballo) [en notación de ajedrez] N, Kt
    C, c [θe] nf
    [letra] C, c
    * * *
    C
    abr
    1 (= centígrado) C (= centigrade)
    2 (= compañía) Co. (= company)
    3 c (= calle) St. (= street)
    4 (= capítulo) ch. (= chapter)
    * * *
    c nf
    : third letter of the Spanish alphabet

    Spanish-English dictionary > C

  • 14 Distrito de los Lagos, el

    = Lake District, the
    Ex. Helen, the main character in the novel, travels to England's Lake District to search for meaning and to recover from a childhood of sexual abuse.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Distrito de los Lagos, el

  • 15 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
    ————————
    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
    ————————
    A
    1 ( amperio) ampere, amp; (símbolo) A
    * * *
    prep.
    1) to
    2) into
    3) in
    4) at
    5) on
    6) with
    * * *
    SF = a (=letra) A, a
    * * *
    a femenino (pl aes) ( read as [a]) the letter A, a
    * * *
    = for, per, to.
    Ex. The fine policy matrix corresponds to the loan policy matrix, cell for cell.
    Ex. Indexing can thus be achieved at a detailed level, with often many terms per document, with almost no indexing effort.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
    ----
    * 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 femenino (pl aes) ( read as [a]) the letter A, a
    * * *
    = for, per, to.

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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

    * * *
    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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    Multiple Entries:
    A    
    a
    A,
    a sustantivo femenino (pl aes) (read as /a/) the letter A, a

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 16 abandono de menores

    Ex. Locate books about child abuse or neglect.
    * * *

    Ex: Locate books about child abuse or neglect.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abandono de menores

  • 17 absorbente

    adj.
    1 absorbent (esponja, material).
    2 absorbing, enthralling, consuming, gripping.
    3 egocentric.
    m.
    1 absorbent, absorbefacient, substance capable of absorbing.
    2 drinking straw.
    * * *
    1 absorbent
    2 figurado (trabajo) absorbing, engrossing; (exigente) demanding
    3 figurado (persona) overbearing, domineering
    1 absorbent
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (Quím) absorbent
    2) (=interesante) interesting, absorbing; [tarea] demanding; [amor] possessive, tyrannical
    2.

    absorbente higiénico — sanitary towel, sanitary napkin (EEUU)

    * * *
    1) <esponja/papel> absorbent
    2) < persona> demanding; <hobby/tarea> time-consuming; < profesión> demanding
    * * *
    = absorbent, absorbing, absorptive.
    Ex. At this stage the paper was called waterleaf, and was absorbent like blotting-paper.
    Ex. Administration of reference services is an absorbing challenge.
    Ex. Action to alleviate information inequity should be guided by more knowledge of the absorptive process that is unique to each cultural group.
    * * *
    1) <esponja/papel> absorbent
    2) < persona> demanding; <hobby/tarea> time-consuming; < profesión> demanding
    * * *
    = absorbent, absorbing, absorptive.

    Ex: At this stage the paper was called waterleaf, and was absorbent like blotting-paper.

    Ex: Administration of reference services is an absorbing challenge.
    Ex: Action to alleviate information inequity should be guided by more knowledge of the absorptive process that is unique to each cultural group.

    * * *
    A ‹esponja/papel› absorbent
    B
    1 ‹persona› demanding
    ella es tan absorbente she demands so much of his time and attention
    2 ‹hobby/tarea› time-consuming
    es un trabajo absorbente it's a job which takes up a lot of time and energy
    * * *

    absorbente adjetivo
    1esponja/papel absorbent
    2 persona demanding;
    hobby/tarea time-consuming;
    profesión demanding
    absorbente adjetivo
    1 (material) absorbent
    2 fig (tarea) absorbing, engrossing
    ' absorbente' also found in these entries:
    English:
    absorbing
    - absorbent
    - compelling
    * * *
    adj
    1. [esponja, material] absorbent
    2. [persona, carácter] demanding
    3. [actividad] absorbing
    nm
    absorbent
    * * *
    adj absorbent;
    ser muy absorbente papel de cocina be highly absorbent; libro be engrossing; persona demand a great deal of attention
    * * *
    1) : absorbent
    2) : absorbing, engrossing

    Spanish-English dictionary > absorbente

  • 18 abusar

    v.
    1 to go too far.
    abusar de algo to abuse something
    abusar del alcohol to drink to excess
    puedes comer dulces, pero sin abusar you can eat sweets, but don't overdo it
    2 to abuse, to take advantage.
    * * *
    1 (propasarse) to go too far, abuse (de, -)
    2 (usar mal) to misuse (de, -)
    * * *
    VI
    1) (=extralimitarse) to take advantage

    abusar de[+ persona] to take advantage of; [+ amistad, hospitalidad, amabilidad, privilegio] to abuse

    si siguen abusando de mi paciencia, un día estallaré — if they continue to try my patience, one of these days I'm going to explode

    abusar de la confianza de algn(=aprovecharse) to take advantage of sb's good will; (=traicionar) to betray sb's trust

    2) (=usar en exceso)

    abusar de, abusar del tabaco — to smoke too much

    3) (=usar mal)

    abusar de[+ dinero] to misuse

    4) [sexualmente]
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    1)

    abusar de algode autoridad/posición to abuse something; de hospitalidad/generosidad to abuse something, take unfair advantage of something

    abusar de alguiende padres/amigo to take advantage of somebody

    abusar de algo: abusa de tranquilizantes he takes too many tranquilizers; no se debe abusar del alcohol — alcohol should be drunk in moderation

    * * *
    = abuse, mistreat, wrong.
    Ex. This system was often abused for a grasping clicker would see to it that the fastest compositor got the easiest work.
    Ex. Some authors, of course, object to their work being subjected to compulsory dissection for exams in the traditional deadly manner and like Bernard Shaw, they swear to haunt anyone who so mistreats them (Shaw's ghost must be busy these days).
    Ex. The case raises the age-old issue of how best to resolve disputes between the press and a subject that feels wronged.
    ----
    * abusar de = overuse.
    * abusar del poder = lord over, lord it over.
    * abusar del sistema = game + the system, milk + the system.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    1)

    abusar de algode autoridad/posición to abuse something; de hospitalidad/generosidad to abuse something, take unfair advantage of something

    abusar de alguiende padres/amigo to take advantage of somebody

    abusar de algo: abusa de tranquilizantes he takes too many tranquilizers; no se debe abusar del alcohol — alcohol should be drunk in moderation

    * * *
    = abuse, mistreat, wrong.

    Ex: This system was often abused for a grasping clicker would see to it that the fastest compositor got the easiest work.

    Ex: Some authors, of course, object to their work being subjected to compulsory dissection for exams in the traditional deadly manner and like Bernard Shaw, they swear to haunt anyone who so mistreats them (Shaw's ghost must be busy these days).
    Ex: The case raises the age-old issue of how best to resolve disputes between the press and a subject that feels wronged.
    * abusar de = overuse.
    * abusar del poder = lord over, lord it over.
    * abusar del sistema = game + the system, milk + the system.

    * * *
    abusar [A1 ]
    vi
    A
    1 (aprovecharse) abusar DE algo/algn to take advantage OF sth/sb
    no quisiera abusar de su amabilidad I don't want to impose (on you)
    abusa de su autoridad he abuses his authority
    2 (sexualmente) abusar DE algn to sexually abuse sb; (violar) to rape sb
    B
    (usar en exceso): no tomes más de dos al día, no conviene abusar don't have more than two a day, it's best not to take too many
    abusar DE algo:
    abusa de tranquilizantes he takes too many tranquilizers
    el alcohol no es nocivo si no se abusa de él alcohol is not harmful if drunk in moderation o as long as it is not drunk to excess
    usa y abusa de cifras y estadísticas she overuses o she makes excessive use of figures and statistics
    * * *

    abusar ( conjugate abusar) verbo intransitivo
    1


    abusar de algo ‹de autoridad/posición/generosidad to abuse sth;
    no quisiera abusar de su amabilidad I don't want to impose (on you);
    abusar de algn ‹de padres/amigo› to take advantage of sb
    b) ( sexualmente) abusar de algn to sexually abuse sb

    2 ( usar en exceso):

    no se debe abusar del alcohol alcohol should be drunk in moderation
    abusar verbo intransitivo
    1 (aprovecharse de) to take (unfair) advantage of: su familia abusa de su bondad, her family take advantage of her kindness
    (del poder, de la autoridad, etc) to abuse
    2 (consumir en exceso) abusar del alcohol, to drink too much o to excess
    3 Jur (de un menor, de una mujer) to abuse
    4 familiar ¡no abuses de mi paciencia!, don't try my patience
    ' abusar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    sangrar
    - aprovechar
    English:
    abuse
    - advantage
    - impose
    - misuse
    - rank
    - strain
    - indulgence
    - molest
    * * *
    abusar vi
    1. [excederse] to go too far;
    abusar de algo to abuse sth;
    abusar del alcohol to drink to excess;
    no le conviene abusar de la bebida he shouldn't drink too much;
    puedes comer dulces, pero sin abusar you can eat sweets, but don't overdo it
    2. [aprovecharse]
    abusar de alguien to take advantage of sb;
    abusan de su generosidad they take advantage of o abuse her generosity
    3.
    abusar (sexualmente) de alguien [forzar] to sexually abuse sb
    * * *
    v/i
    :
    abusar de poder, confianza abuse; persona take advantage of;
    abusar sexualmente de alguien sexually abuse s.o.;
    abusar del alcohol drink too much
    * * *
    abusar vi
    1) : to go too far, to do something to excess
    2)
    abusar de : to abuse (as drugs)
    3)
    abusar de : to take unfair advantage of
    * * *
    abusar vb to abuse

    Spanish-English dictionary > abusar

  • 19 abusar de

    v.
    1 to take undue advantage of, to impose on, to abuse, to presume on.
    María abusa de su puesto Mary takes advantage of her job position.
    2 to use too much, to overdo.
    Abusé de la sal I used too much salt.
    3 to misuse, to abuse.
    María abusa de la pintura roja Mary misuses the red paint.
    4 to exceed oneself in, to abuse, to do too much.
    Abusé de hacer ejercicio I exceeded myself in exercising.
    5 to abuse, to rape, to assault sexually.
    El profesor abusó de su alumna The professor abused his female student.
    * * *
    (v.) = overuse
    Ex. As far as ethical responsibility is concerned, the chief librarian should restrain from overusing the privileges connected with managing the library.
    * * *
    (v.) = overuse

    Ex: As far as ethical responsibility is concerned, the chief librarian should restrain from overusing the privileges connected with managing the library.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abusar de

  • 20 abuso de las drogas

    (n.) = drug abuse
    Ex. For example, 'FIND: drug and abuse' retrieves records that contain these two words but also locates records that contain the words drug and sexual abuse (and not necessarily drug abuse).
    * * *
    (n.) = drug abuse

    Ex: For example, 'FIND: drug and abuse' retrieves records that contain these two words but also locates records that contain the words drug and sexual abuse (and not necessarily drug abuse).

    Spanish-English dictionary > abuso de las drogas

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