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  • 1 curiosear

    v.
    1 to nose around.
    2 to browse through (libros, revistas).
    3 to look around, to nose around, to mouse about, to nose about.
    4 to mouse into, to spy on.
    * * *
    1 (fisgar) to pry, nose around
    2 (mirar) to look around
    1 (fisgar) to pry into
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=husmear) to nose out
    2) (=mirar) [en una tienda] to look over, look round
    2. VI
    1) (=husmear) to snoop, pry
    2) (=mirar) [en una tienda] to look round, wander round; (=explorar) to poke about
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    a) ( fisgonear) to pry

    estaba curioseando entre mis papeles/en mis cajones — he was going o looking through my papers/drawers

    b) (por las tiendas, en una biblioteca) to browse

    me puse a curiosear en la biblioteca/entre los archivos — I started browsing around the library/through the files

    * * *
    = browse, poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).
    Ex. This arrangement may facilitate browsing across different kinds of materials.
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    a) ( fisgonear) to pry

    estaba curioseando entre mis papeles/en mis cajones — he was going o looking through my papers/drawers

    b) (por las tiendas, en una biblioteca) to browse

    me puse a curiosear en la biblioteca/entre los archivos — I started browsing around the library/through the files

    * * *
    = browse, poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).

    Ex: This arrangement may facilitate browsing across different kinds of materials.

    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.

    * * *
    curiosear [A1 ]
    vi
    1 (fisgonear) to pry
    siempre está curioseando en la vida ajena he's always prying into other people's affairs
    ¿qué haces curioseando entre mis papeles? what are you doing rummaging o looking through my papers?
    2 (por las tiendas, en una biblioteca) to browse
    me fui a curiosear por las tiendas I went for a wander o look around the shops, I went and browsed around the shops
    me puse a curiosear en la biblioteca/entre los archivos I started browsing around the library/through the files
    ■ curiosear
    vt
    to check on
    * * *

    curiosear ( conjugate curiosear) verbo intransitivo


    estaba curioseando en mis cajones he was going o looking through my drawers
    b) (por las tiendas, en una biblioteca) to browse

    curiosear verbo intransitivo to pry
    ' curiosear' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cotillear
    - husmear
    - copuchar
    English:
    poke about
    - poke around
    - rubberneck
    - pry
    * * *
    vi
    1. [fisgonear] to nose around
    2. [en tienda] to browse round;
    estuvo curioseando por el almacén he was browsing around the store
    vt
    [libros, revistas] to browse through
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 ( fisgonear) pry into
    2 ( mirar) look around
    II v/i ( mirar) look around
    * * *
    1) : to snoop, to pry
    2) : to browse
    : to look over, to check

    Spanish-English dictionary > curiosear

  • 2 entrometerse

    pron.v.
    1 to interfere.
    2 to meddle, to barge in, to burst in, to butt in.
    María interfiere siempre Mary interferes always.
    * * *
    1 to meddle, interfere
    * * *
    verb
    to interfere, meddle
    * * *
    VPR (=interferir) to meddle, interfere (en in, with)
    (=molestar) to intrude
    * * *
    verbo pronominal to meddle

    no te entrometaskeep out of it o stop meddling

    * * *
    = encroach on/upon, muscle in, horn in, intrude, meddle (in/with), elbow into, barge in, poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).
    Ex. We have not been alone, of course, in our concentration on inessentials; and ours is not the only profession that is being encroached upon by alternative professionals.
    Ex. They are, however, very much in a minority in the high technology field and any feeling that the products of such courses are ' muscling in' on library and information work is hard to substantiate.
    Ex. There might be some difficulty with agencies who see us as ' horning in' on their territory.
    Ex. Although every assistance should be given to the user of the microfilm collection, attendants should be careful not to intrude.
    Ex. It also can give the impression that Finland is meddling in the internal affairs of other nations.
    Ex. More and more companies are already elbowing into this fledgling but potentially lucrative industry.
    Ex. 'Nah,' Kate chuckled, getting her drift, and then said 'I would've just barged in there and dared them to throw me out!'.
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    * * *
    verbo pronominal to meddle

    no te entrometaskeep out of it o stop meddling

    * * *
    = encroach on/upon, muscle in, horn in, intrude, meddle (in/with), elbow into, barge in, poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).

    Ex: We have not been alone, of course, in our concentration on inessentials; and ours is not the only profession that is being encroached upon by alternative professionals.

    Ex: They are, however, very much in a minority in the high technology field and any feeling that the products of such courses are ' muscling in' on library and information work is hard to substantiate.
    Ex: There might be some difficulty with agencies who see us as ' horning in' on their territory.
    Ex: Although every assistance should be given to the user of the microfilm collection, attendants should be careful not to intrude.
    Ex: It also can give the impression that Finland is meddling in the internal affairs of other nations.
    Ex: More and more companies are already elbowing into this fledgling but potentially lucrative industry.
    Ex: 'Nah,' Kate chuckled, getting her drift, and then said 'I would've just barged in there and dared them to throw me out!'.
    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.

    * * *
    to meddle
    no te entrometas keep out of it o stop meddling o stop interfering
    entrometerse EN algo to meddle IN sth
    siempre tiene que entrometerse en la vida de los demás he always has to meddle o interfere in other people's lives
    * * *

    entrometerse ( conjugate entrometerse) verbo pronominal
    to meddle
    entrometerse verbo reflexivo to meddle, interfere [en, in]
    ' entrometerse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    meterse
    - mangonear
    English:
    barge in
    - interfere
    - intrude
    - meddle
    - mind
    - muscle
    - pry
    - stick
    - nose
    * * *
    to interfere, to meddle (en in);
    tú no te entrometas, yo arreglaré esto don't you go interfering, I'll sort this out myself;
    no te entrometas donde no debes don't interfere where you shouldn't;
    no hacía más que entrometerse en mis asuntos she did nothing but interfere o meddle in my affairs
    * * *
    <part entrometido> v/r meddle (en in)
    * * *
    : to interfere, to meddle
    * * *
    entrometerse vb to interfere

    Spanish-English dictionary > entrometerse

  • 3 fisgar

    v.
    to pry (informal).
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ LLEGAR], like link=llegar llegar
    1 familiar to pry, snoop
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo (fam) to snoop (colloq)
    * * *
    = poke about/(a)round/into/in, lurk, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. On the rare occasions when I venture beyond lurking to pose the occasional query, I am often overwhelmed by the generosity of those who take the time to reply.
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo (fam) to snoop (colloq)
    * * *
    = poke about/(a)round/into/in, lurk, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).

    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.

    Ex: On the rare occasions when I venture beyond lurking to pose the occasional query, I am often overwhelmed by the generosity of those who take the time to reply.
    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.

    * * *
    fisgar [A3 ]
    vi
    ( fam); to snoop
    siempre andaba fisgando por los despachos he was always snooping around the offices
    siempre anda fisgando en mi correspondencia she's always reading my mail
    * * *

    fisgar ( conjugate fisgar) verbo intransitivo (fam) to snoop (colloq);

    fisgar vi fam to snoop, pry

    ' fisgar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    husmear
    - olfatear
    English:
    snoop
    * * *
    fisgar vi
    Fam to pry, to nose around;
    ¿quién ha estado fisgando en mis papeles? who's been nosing around (in) my papers?
    * * *
    v/i fam
    snoop fam ;
    fisgar en algo snoop around in sth
    * * *
    fisgar {52} vt
    husmear: to pry into, to snoop on
    * * *
    fisgar vb to snoop
    ¡deja de fisgar en mi cuarto! stop snooping in my room!

    Spanish-English dictionary > fisgar

  • 4 fisgonear

    v.
    1 to pry (informal).
    2 to snoop, to poke around, to poke about, to nose around.
    * * *
    1 to pry, snoop
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo (fam) to nose around (colloq)
    * * *
    = poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo (fam) to nose around (colloq)
    * * *
    = poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).

    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.

    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.

    * * *
    fisgonear [A1 ]
    vi
    ( fam); to nose o poke around ( colloq)
    lo encontré fisgoneando en mi armario I found him poking o nosing around in my wardrobe
    * * *

    fisgonear ( conjugate fisgonear) verbo intransitivo (fam) to nose around (colloq)
    fisgonear verbo intransitivo to snoop, pry
    ' fisgonear' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    curiosear
    - husmear
    English:
    nose about
    - nose around
    - poke about
    - poke around
    - pry
    - rubberneck
    - snoop
    - poke
    * * *
    Fam to pry, to nose around;
    estaba fisgoneando por el ojo de la cerradura he was spying through the keyhole
    * * *
    v/i fam
    snoop around fam
    (en in)
    * * *
    : to snoop, to pry
    * * *
    fisgonear vb to snoop

    Spanish-English dictionary > fisgonear

  • 5 gulusmear

    v.
    to snoop around.
    * * *
    VI
    1) (=comer) to nibble titbits
    2) (=oler) to sniff the cooking
    3) (=curiosear) to snoop
    * * *
    = poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    * * *
    = poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).

    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.

    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.

    Spanish-English dictionary > gulusmear

  • 6 husmear

    v.
    1 to sniff out, to scent.
    2 to nose around.
    3 to snoop around, to nose around, to poke about, to poke around.
    * * *
    1 (con el olfato) to sniff, scent
    2 figurado (indagar) to pry (en, into), snoop (en, into)
    1 to sniff
    2 figurado to snoop around
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=olisquear) to scent, get wind of
    2) (=fisgonear) to pry into, sniff out *
    2.
    VI (=oler mal) to smell bad
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to sniff
    2.
    a) perro to sniff around
    b) (fam) ( fisgonear) to snoop, pry, sniff around (colloq)
    * * *
    = lurk, poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into), root.
    Ex. On the rare occasions when I venture beyond lurking to pose the occasional query, I am often overwhelmed by the generosity of those who take the time to reply.
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    Ex. We let our 4 hens loose to root in the garden but I think it's not a good idea in the long run, as they would kill raspberries and other plants.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to sniff
    2.
    a) perro to sniff around
    b) (fam) ( fisgonear) to snoop, pry, sniff around (colloq)
    * * *
    = lurk, poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into), root.

    Ex: On the rare occasions when I venture beyond lurking to pose the occasional query, I am often overwhelmed by the generosity of those who take the time to reply.

    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    Ex: We let our 4 hens loose to root in the garden but I think it's not a good idea in the long run, as they would kill raspberries and other plants.

    * * *
    husmear [A1 ]
    vt
    to sniff
    ■ husmear
    vi
    1 «perro» to sniff around
    2 ( fam) (fisgonear) to pry, snoop ( colloq), sniff around ( colloq)
    * * *

    husmear ( conjugate husmear) verbo transitivo
    to sniff
    verbo intransitivo

    b) (fam) ( fisgonear) to snoop, sniff (around) (colloq)

    husmear
    I vtr (rastrear con el olfato) to sniff out, scent
    II vi fig (fisgar, curiosear) to snoop, pry
    ' husmear' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    olfatear
    English:
    pry
    - nose
    - sniff
    - snoop
    * * *
    vt
    [olfatear] to sniff out, to scent
    vi
    Fam [curiosear] to nose around
    * * *
    I v/i
    1 ( olfatear) sniff around
    2 fam ( cotillear) sniff o
    nose around fam, snoop fam
    (en in)
    II v/t sniff
    * * *
    1) : to follow the scent of, to track
    2) : to sniff out, to pry into
    1) : to pry, to snoop
    2) : to sniff around (of an animal)

    Spanish-English dictionary > husmear

  • 7 incentivar

    v.
    1 to encourage.
    2 to motivate, to impulse, to incite, to trigger.
    El dinero estimula a los empleados Money stimulates the employees.
    * * *
    1 (persona) to motivate, encourage
    2 (producción) to boost, encourage
    * * *
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    verbo transitivo ( estimular) to encourage; ( recompensar) to provide... with incentives, give incentives to
    * * *
    = fuel, lead on, provide + incentive, mobilise [mobilize, -USA], set + alight.
    Ex. This is in line with recent trends in the historical sciences generally fuelled by the feeling that in the past historians did not pay enough attention to what is, after all, the majority of humanity.
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. Such a concept came as a great surprise to many information educators who rather dismissively regarded the information qua information field of activity as being too limiting to provide incentives to graduates to enter.
    Ex. It is time for all librarians to change their attitudes and become involved, to seek funds and mobilise civic organisations and businesses in cooperative efforts.
    Ex. However, the spark that really set librarians alight came from outside Australia.
    ----
    * incentivar la economía = stimulate + the economy.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo ( estimular) to encourage; ( recompensar) to provide... with incentives, give incentives to
    * * *
    = fuel, lead on, provide + incentive, mobilise [mobilize, -USA], set + alight.

    Ex: This is in line with recent trends in the historical sciences generally fuelled by the feeling that in the past historians did not pay enough attention to what is, after all, the majority of humanity.

    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex: Such a concept came as a great surprise to many information educators who rather dismissively regarded the information qua information field of activity as being too limiting to provide incentives to graduates to enter.
    Ex: It is time for all librarians to change their attitudes and become involved, to seek funds and mobilise civic organisations and businesses in cooperative efforts.
    Ex: However, the spark that really set librarians alight came from outside Australia.
    * incentivar la economía = stimulate + the economy.

    * * *
    incentivar [A1 ]
    vt
    (estimular) to encourage; (recompensar) to provide … with incentives, give incentives to
    medidas para incentivar la creación de puestos de trabajo measures to encourage o stimulate the creation of jobs
    incentivan a los agricultores para que no planten estos cultivos farmers are being provided with o given incentives not to plant these crops
    * * *

     

    incentivar verbo transitivo to give an incentive to
    * * *
    to encourage;
    incentivan la compra de vehículos con rebajas fiscales they are using tax cuts as an incentive to encourage people to buy vehicles
    * * *
    v/t motivate
    * * *
    : to encourage, to stimulate

    Spanish-English dictionary > incentivar

  • 8 indagar

    v.
    to investigate, to inquire into.
    Ella preguntó ayer She asked around yesterday.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ LLEGAR], like link=llegar llegar
    1 to investigate, inquire into
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VT (=investigar) to investigate, inquire into; (=averiguar) to find out, ascertain
    * * *
    1.
    (frml) verbo transitivo to investigate
    2.
    indagar vi to make inquiries, investigate
    * * *
    = delve into, enquire into [inquire into, -USA], investigate, poke about/(a)round/into/in, probe, question, probe into, check up on, keep + tabs on, make + enquiry, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, poke about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).
    Ex. The objective is to enable the reader to eliminate possibly relevant documents, which, in fact, prove to be of little interest without delving into the body of the abstract.
    Ex. No less prestigious an authority than a Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the charges brought against the man principally responsible for that volume.
    Ex. Kaiser also investigated the effect of grouping subheadings of a subject.
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. The librarian sometimes must probe to discover the context of the question and to be able to discuss various possible approaches and explore their merits.
    Ex. If this appears to be excessively difficult, maybe it is time to question whether the tool is too complex.
    Ex. If one probes more deeply into the question of truth and falsehood, one gets into difficult philosophical issues, which we prefer to leave to others.
    Ex. The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex. The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex. The author discusses the general tendency noted for more girls than boys to make enquiries at the library.
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    ----
    * indagar el pasado de Alguien = delve into + Posesivo + past.
    * * *
    1.
    (frml) verbo transitivo to investigate
    2.
    indagar vi to make inquiries, investigate
    * * *
    = delve into, enquire into [inquire into, -USA], investigate, poke about/(a)round/into/in, probe, question, probe into, check up on, keep + tabs on, make + enquiry, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, poke about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).

    Ex: The objective is to enable the reader to eliminate possibly relevant documents, which, in fact, prove to be of little interest without delving into the body of the abstract.

    Ex: No less prestigious an authority than a Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the charges brought against the man principally responsible for that volume.
    Ex: Kaiser also investigated the effect of grouping subheadings of a subject.
    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex: The librarian sometimes must probe to discover the context of the question and to be able to discuss various possible approaches and explore their merits.
    Ex: If this appears to be excessively difficult, maybe it is time to question whether the tool is too complex.
    Ex: If one probes more deeply into the question of truth and falsehood, one gets into difficult philosophical issues, which we prefer to leave to others.
    Ex: The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex: The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex: The author discusses the general tendency noted for more girls than boys to make enquiries at the library.
    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    * indagar el pasado de Alguien = delve into + Posesivo + past.

    * * *
    indagar [A3 ]
    vt
    ( frml); to investigate
    ■ indagar
    vi
    to make inquiries*, investigate
    * * *

    indagar ( conjugate indagar) (frml) verbo intransitivo
    to investigate;
    indagar sobre algo to investigate sth
    indagar verbo transitivo to investigate
    ' indagar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    investigar
    English:
    brain
    - inquire into
    * * *
    vt
    to investigate, to inquire into
    vi
    to investigate, to inquire;
    indagar acerca de algo to investigate sth, to inquire into sth
    * * *
    v/i investigate
    * * *
    indagar {52} vt
    : to inquire into, to investigate

    Spanish-English dictionary > indagar

  • 9 intercambiar

    v.
    to exchange.
    Ella cambió lugares con la mesera She exchanged places with the waitress.
    * * *
    1 to exchange
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VT [+ impresiones, presos, ideas, dinero] to exchange; [+ sellos, fotos] to swap, exchange
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <impresiones/ideas> to exchange, swap (colloq); <sellos/revistas> to swap
    2.
    intercambiarse v pron (recípr) to swap (colloq), to exchange
    * * *
    = swap, swop, barter.
    Ex. The program automatically swaps CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files and executes a warm boot in one step.
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Learn how valuable knowledge is acquired, created, bought and bartered'.
    ----
    * intercambiar comentarios = exchange + remarks.
    * intercambiar experiencias = exchange + experience, share + experience.
    * intercambiar ideas = compare + notes, exchange + ideas, bounce off + ideas.
    * intercambiar ideas con Alguien = bounce + ideas off + Nombre.
    * intercambiar ideas y métodos = cross-pollinate.
    * intercambiar información = exchange + data.
    * intercambiar opiniones = exchange + views, share + opinions.
    * intercambiar palabras = bandy + words.
    * intercambiar saludos = exchange + greeting.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <impresiones/ideas> to exchange, swap (colloq); <sellos/revistas> to swap
    2.
    intercambiarse v pron (recípr) to swap (colloq), to exchange
    * * *
    = swap, swop, barter.

    Ex: The program automatically swaps CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files and executes a warm boot in one step.

    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Learn how valuable knowledge is acquired, created, bought and bartered'.
    * intercambiar comentarios = exchange + remarks.
    * intercambiar experiencias = exchange + experience, share + experience.
    * intercambiar ideas = compare + notes, exchange + ideas, bounce off + ideas.
    * intercambiar ideas con Alguien = bounce + ideas off + Nombre.
    * intercambiar ideas y métodos = cross-pollinate.
    * intercambiar información = exchange + data.
    * intercambiar opiniones = exchange + views, share + opinions.
    * intercambiar palabras = bandy + words.
    * intercambiar saludos = exchange + greeting.

    * * *
    vt
    ‹impresiones/ideas› to exchange, swap ( colloq); ‹sellos/revistas› to swap
    intercambiar cartas to write to each other, exchange letters
    [ S ] intercambio clases de inglés por clases de español English lessons offered in exchange for lessons in Spanish
    ( recípr) to swap ( colloq), to exchange
    * * *

     

    intercambiar ( conjugate intercambiar) verbo transitivoimpresiones/ideas to exchange;
    sellos/revistas to swap
    intercambiar verbo transitivo to exchange, swap
    ' intercambiar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    bandy
    - exchange
    - interchange
    - note
    - share
    - switch
    - trade
    - swap
    * * *
    [objetos, ideas] to exchange; [lugares, posiciones] to change, to swap; [cromos] to swap;
    los dos presidentes intercambiaron saludos the two presidents exchanged greetings o greeted each other;
    * * *
    v/t exchange, swap
    * * *
    canjear: to exchange, to trade
    * * *
    intercambiar vb (opiniones) to exchange
    Una palabra más familiar es swap [pt. & pp. swapped

    Spanish-English dictionary > intercambiar

  • 10 meter las narices en

    (v.) = snoop about/(a)round/into/in, poke about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into)
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    * * *
    (v.) = snoop about/(a)round/into/in, poke about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into)

    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.

    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.

    Spanish-English dictionary > meter las narices en

  • 11 motivar

    v.
    1 to motivate (to encourage).
    Sus comentarios motivan a Ricardo Her comments motivate Richard.
    2 to cause, to provoke, to draw forth, to give a reason for.
    Su pereza motivó el despido His laziness caused the dismissal.
    * * *
    1 (causar) to cause, give rise to
    2 (estimular) to motivate
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=estimular) to motivate
    2) (=causar) to cause
    3) (=explicar) to justify, explain
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( impulsar) to motivate

    ¿qué te motivó a hacerlo? — what made you do it?

    2) ( causar) to bring about

    el factor que motivó su derrotathe cause of o the reason for his defeat

    * * *
    = cause, lead on, motivate, prompt, be fired with, actuate.
    Ex. As usage of the language causes terms to become anachronistic, or as increases in our level of awareness reveal undesirable connotations, we seek to change subject heading terms.
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. It is, in general, quite difficult to motivate an administrator to divert the resources necessary to upgrade an existing file of poor quality.
    Ex. An earlier leakage had prompted library staff to make arrangements with a nearby firm of book conservation specialists in the event of a further disaster.
    Ex. Librarians and bibliographers are as deeply fired with the idealistic fervour which is alleged to have imbued the medieval knights.
    Ex. CRG has always remained an amateur organization in the sense that it does not dispose of large funds, and its members are actuated by enthusiasm for the subject rather than by the hope of wealth.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( impulsar) to motivate

    ¿qué te motivó a hacerlo? — what made you do it?

    2) ( causar) to bring about

    el factor que motivó su derrotathe cause of o the reason for his defeat

    * * *
    = cause, lead on, motivate, prompt, be fired with, actuate.

    Ex: As usage of the language causes terms to become anachronistic, or as increases in our level of awareness reveal undesirable connotations, we seek to change subject heading terms.

    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex: It is, in general, quite difficult to motivate an administrator to divert the resources necessary to upgrade an existing file of poor quality.
    Ex: An earlier leakage had prompted library staff to make arrangements with a nearby firm of book conservation specialists in the event of a further disaster.
    Ex: Librarians and bibliographers are as deeply fired with the idealistic fervour which is alleged to have imbued the medieval knights.
    Ex: CRG has always remained an amateur organization in the sense that it does not dispose of large funds, and its members are actuated by enthusiasm for the subject rather than by the hope of wealth.

    * * *
    motivar [A1 ]
    vt
    A (estimular) to motivate
    no está nada motivada en ese trabajo that job doesn't motivate her at all, she doesn't feel at all motivated in her job
    B
    1
    (causar): este fue el principal factor que motivó su derrota this was the main cause of o the principal reason for his defeat
    esto ha motivado la subida de precios this has brought about o given rise to the price increase
    2 (impulsar) to motivate
    motivado por deseos de venganza motivated by revenge o feelings of revenge
    ¿qué te motivó a hacerlo? what made you do it?
    * * *

     

    motivar ( conjugate motivar) verbo transitivo
    1 ( en general) to motivate;

    ¿qué te motivó a hacerlo? what made you do it?
    2 ( causar) to bring about, cause
    motivar verbo transitivo
    1 (provocar) to cause
    2 (animar) to motivate
    ' motivar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    determinar
    English:
    ability
    - motivate
    - provoke
    * * *
    vt
    1. [causar] to cause;
    la tormenta motivó el aplazamiento del concierto the storm caused the concert to be postponed
    2. [estimular] to motivate;
    un incentivo así no me motiva nada I'm not at all motivated by an incentive like that;
    la desesperada situación lo motivó a emigrar the desperate situation caused him to emigrate
    * * *
    v/t motivate
    * * *
    1) causar: to cause
    2) impulsar: to motivate
    * * *
    1. (causar) to cause
    2. (incentivar) to motivate

    Spanish-English dictionary > motivar

  • 12 olisquear

    v.
    1 to sniff (at).
    2 to sniff out, to scent, to mouse into, to sniff carefully.
    El perro olfateó las hierbas The dog sniffed the herbs.
    * * *
    1 (olfatear) to sniff
    1 figurado (curiosear) to nose around
    * * *
    VT VI = oliscar
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to sniff
    * * *
    = poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).
    Ex. While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.
    Ex. Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex. He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex. The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to sniff
    * * *
    = poke about/(a)round/into/in, snoop about/(a)round/into/in, nose about/(a)round/into/in, pry (into).

    Ex: While poking about among books children naturally discuss those they have read, swopping responses, and so leading each other on.

    Ex: Apparently many employees (nearly half) have the habit of snooping around within the company.
    Ex: He then decided to solve the mystery of the death of an reporter who was killed while nosing about in a decommissioned navy yard.
    Ex: The committee should be prevented from forcibly prying into the private affairs of the people.

    * * *
    olisquear [A1 ]
    vt
    to sniff
    * * *

    olisquear ( conjugate olisquear) verbo transitivo
    to sniff
    ' olisquear' also found in these entries:
    English:
    sniff
    * * *
    to sniff (at)
    * * *
    v/t sniff
    * * *
    : to sniff at

    Spanish-English dictionary > olisquear

См. также в других словарях:

  • swopping — swÉ‘p /swÉ’p n. exchange, trade (also swap) v. exchange, trade (also swap) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • swopping — swappˈing or swoppˈing noun and adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑swap …   Useful english dictionary

  • swop — /swop/, v.t., v.i., swopped, swopping, n. swap. * * * …   Universalium

  • switch — [16] Switch originally denoted a ‘thin flexible twig’; it may have been borrowed from 493 sympathy Middle Dutch swijch ‘bough, twig’. From the noun was derived the verb switch. This originally meant ‘beat with a switch’, but in the early 19th… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • swop — /swɒp/ (say swop) verb (t), verb (i) (swopped, swopping) 1. → swap (defs 1 and 2). –noun 2. → swap (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • switch — [16] Switch originally denoted a ‘thin flexible twig’; it may have been borrowed from Middle Dutch swijch ‘bough, twig’. From the noun was derived the verb switch. This originally meant ‘beat with a switch’, but in the early 19th century the… …   Word origins

  • swop — [swäp] vt., vi., n. swopped, swopping alt. sp. of SWAP …   English World dictionary


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