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the alleged murderer

  • 1 asumir

    v.
    1 to assume.
    el descontento asumió caracteres alarmantes the discontent began to take on alarming proportions
    Ricardo asume la fidelidad de María Richard assumes Ann's faithfulness.
    Pedro asume poses afectadas Peter assumes affected poses.
    Pedro asume un aire de presunción Peter assumes a grandiose air.
    2 to accept.
    asumir la responsabilidad de algo to take on responsibility for something
    * * *
    1 to assume, take on, take upon oneself
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    verb
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    1. VT
    1) (=responsabilizarse de) [+ reto, tarea] to take on; [+ cargo] to take up; [+ mando] to take over, assume más frm

    asumió la presidencia en 1999he took up o assumed más frm the presidency in 1999

    ha asumido la dirección de la empresa en un momento muy difícilhe has taken control of o has taken over the company at a very difficult time

    2) (=aceptar) [+ consecuencias] to take, accept; [+ crítica] to accept; [+ problema, enfermedad, derrota] to come to terms with, accept

    ya he asumido que no podré volver a esquiarI've already come to terms with o accepted the fact that I won't be able to ski again

    3) (=adoptar) to adopt, take

    asumieron una actitud críticathey adopted o took a critical stance

    4) (=adquirir) to assume
    5) (=suponer)
    2.
    VI (Pol) to take office, take up office
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    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <cargo/tarea/responsabilidad> to take on, assume (frml)
    b) ( adquirir) <importancia/dimensiones> to assume (frml)
    c) ( adoptar) < actitud> to assume (liter)
    d) ( aceptar) to come to terms with
    2) (AmL) ( suponer) to assume
    * * *
    = assume, assume, come to + grips with, take over, get to + grips with, take on.
    Ex. The foregoing discussion concerning analytical entries assumes implicitly a conventional catalogue format, that is, card, microform or other printed catalogue.
    Ex. A pseudonym is the name assumed by an author to conceal or obscure his or her identity.
    Ex. Right now the management team is beginning to come to grips with our annual budget process, as it does every year.
    Ex. We need to replace those aspects of traditional public library service which have been taken over by other media or rendered redundant by social change.
    Ex. The Treasure has made good use of a number of methodologies in getting to grips with the principles and applications of information management.
    Ex. If we decide to take on making up a subject file there'd be a lot of footwork even if we use that list as a basis = Si decidimos aceptar crear un fichero ordenado por materias habría mucho trabajo incluso si usamos esta lista como base.
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    * asumir Algo = take (+ Nombre) + on board (+ Nombre).
    * asumir el papel = dress + the part.
    * asumir el papel de = step into + the role of.
    * asumir el papel de Alguien = step into + the shoes of, stand in + Posesivo + shoes.
    * asumir la dirección = take over + the leadership (from).
    * asumir la responsabilidad = assume + responsibilitiy (for).
    * asumir las consecuencias = take + the consequences, live with + the consequences.
    * asumir poder = assume + power.
    * asumir prioridad = assume + priority.
    * asumir responsabilidad = take over, take + responsibility.
    * asumir una apariencia + Adjetivo = take on + Adjetivo + aspect.
    * asumir una característica + Adjetivo = take on + Adjetivo + character.
    * asumir una forma = assume + form.
    * asumir una función = take upon + Reflexivo + role.
    * asumir una nueva faceta = take on + new dimension.
    * asumir una tarea = assume + duty.
    * asumir un papel = assume + role.
    * asumir un riesgo = bear + risk, take + risks.
    * asumir un significado = take on + meaning.
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    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <cargo/tarea/responsabilidad> to take on, assume (frml)
    b) ( adquirir) <importancia/dimensiones> to assume (frml)
    c) ( adoptar) < actitud> to assume (liter)
    d) ( aceptar) to come to terms with
    2) (AmL) ( suponer) to assume
    * * *
    = assume, assume, come to + grips with, take over, get to + grips with, take on.

    Ex: The foregoing discussion concerning analytical entries assumes implicitly a conventional catalogue format, that is, card, microform or other printed catalogue.

    Ex: A pseudonym is the name assumed by an author to conceal or obscure his or her identity.
    Ex: Right now the management team is beginning to come to grips with our annual budget process, as it does every year.
    Ex: We need to replace those aspects of traditional public library service which have been taken over by other media or rendered redundant by social change.
    Ex: The Treasure has made good use of a number of methodologies in getting to grips with the principles and applications of information management.
    Ex: If we decide to take on making up a subject file there'd be a lot of footwork even if we use that list as a basis = Si decidimos aceptar crear un fichero ordenado por materias habría mucho trabajo incluso si usamos esta lista como base.
    * asumir Algo = take (+ Nombre) + on board (+ Nombre).
    * asumir el papel = dress + the part.
    * asumir el papel de = step into + the role of.
    * asumir el papel de Alguien = step into + the shoes of, stand in + Posesivo + shoes.
    * asumir la dirección = take over + the leadership (from).
    * asumir la responsabilidad = assume + responsibilitiy (for).
    * asumir las consecuencias = take + the consequences, live with + the consequences.
    * asumir poder = assume + power.
    * asumir prioridad = assume + priority.
    * asumir responsabilidad = take over, take + responsibility.
    * asumir una apariencia + Adjetivo = take on + Adjetivo + aspect.
    * asumir una característica + Adjetivo = take on + Adjetivo + character.
    * asumir una forma = assume + form.
    * asumir una función = take upon + Reflexivo + role.
    * asumir una nueva faceta = take on + new dimension.
    * asumir una tarea = assume + duty.
    * asumir un papel = assume + role.
    * asumir un riesgo = bear + risk, take + risks.
    * asumir un significado = take on + meaning.

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    asumir [I1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹cargo/tarea› to take on, assume ( frml)
    no quiere asumir la responsabilidad del cuidado de los niños he doesn't want to take on o assume responsibility for looking after the children
    debe asumir las consecuencias de sus errores he must accept the consequences of his mistakes
    asumió el mando del regimiento he assumed command of the regiment
    han asumido el compromiso de reconstruir la ciudad they have undertaken to rebuild the city
    asumió la defensa del presunto asesino he took on the defense of the alleged murderer
    no estaban dispuestos a asumir ese riesgo they were not prepared to take that risk
    2 (adquirir) ‹características›
    la situación ha asumido una gravedad inusitada the situation has assumed o taken on an unwonted gravity ( frml), the situation has become unusually serious
    el incendio asumió grandes proporciones it turned into a major fire
    3 (adoptar) ‹aire/actitud› to adopt, assume ( liter)
    asumió un aire de indiferencia he adopted o assumed an air of indifference
    4 (aceptar) to come to terms with
    todavía no han logrado asumir esta nueva realidad they have not come to terms with this new situation yet
    ya tengo totalmente asumido el problema I've learned to live with o I've come to terms with o I've come to accept the problem now
    B ( AmL) (suponer) to assume
    aun asumiendo que estos datos fueran ciertos even supposing o even assuming that these figures were correct, even if we assume that these figures are correct
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    asumir ( conjugate asumir) verbo transitivo
    1
    a)cargo/tarea/responsabilidad to take on, assume (frml);

    riesgo to take
    b) ( adoptar) ‹ actitud to assume (frml)


    2 (AmL) ( suponer) to assume
    asumir verbo transitivo to assume
    ' asumir' also found in these entries:
    English:
    assume
    - blame
    - face up to
    - take on
    - take over
    - take up
    - take upon
    - undertake
    - grip
    - take
    - under
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    asumir vt
    1. [hacerse cargo de] [puesto] to take up;
    [papel] to take on; [inversión] to make; [gasto] to cover;
    asumir la responsabilidad de algo to take on responsibility for sth;
    asumir el mando/control (de) to take charge/control (of);
    cuando murió su padre, él asumió el papel de cabeza de familia when his father died he took over as head of the family;
    el general asumió la presidencia del país the general took over the presidency of the country;
    el presidente asumió el compromiso de ayudar a las víctimas the president gave a commitment to help the victims;
    asumieron el riesgo de viajar sin mapa they took the risk of travelling without a map;
    el Estado asumirá las pérdidas de la empresa the State will cover the company's losses
    2. [adquirir] to take on;
    el descontento asumió caracteres alarmantes the discontent began to take on alarming proportions;
    3. [aceptar] to accept;
    el equipo ha asumido su papel de favorito the team has accepted the mantle o role of favourites;
    asumieron su reacción como algo normal they accepted her reaction as something that was to be expected;
    no asume la muerte de su esposa he can't come to terms with his wife's death;
    eso lo tengo completamente asumido I've fully come to terms with that
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    v/t
    1 assume
    2 ( aceptar) accept, come to terms with
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    asumir vt
    1) : to assume, to take on
    asumir el cargo: to take office
    2) suponer: to assume, to suppose

    Spanish-English dictionary > asumir

  • 2 presunto

    adj.
    presumed, prospective, pseudo, so-called.
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    1 presumed, alleged
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    (f. - presunta)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=supuesto) [gen] supposed, presumed; [criminal] suspected, alleged

    Gómez, presunto implicado en... — Gómez, allegedly involved in...

    2) [heredero] presumptive
    3) (=llamado) so-called
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo (delante del n) (frml) <asesino/terrorista> alleged (before n)
    * * *
    = alleged, prospective, so-called, reputed, presumptive, apparent.
    Ex. Meanwhile the ALA and others are making wildly improbable statements about the supposedly numerous opportunities for library school graduates due to the alleged shortage of librarians.
    Ex. The advocacy of title entry for serials implies an ideology which focuses on the publication as the principal object of interest of the prospective library user rather than the work conveyed by the book or publication.
    Ex. DOBIS/LIBIS contains a so-called 'help' capability.
    Ex. Another doctor confirmed Karr's reputed plans for sex-change surgery.
    Ex. Thirty patients with a diagnosis of presumptive bacterial conjunctivitis were assessed in a randomized trial.
    Ex. Victim of an apparent assassination attempt, his face was left permanently disfigured and pockmarked.
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    * presunto heredero = heir presumptive [heiress presumptive].
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo (delante del n) (frml) <asesino/terrorista> alleged (before n)
    * * *
    = alleged, prospective, so-called, reputed, presumptive, apparent.

    Ex: Meanwhile the ALA and others are making wildly improbable statements about the supposedly numerous opportunities for library school graduates due to the alleged shortage of librarians.

    Ex: The advocacy of title entry for serials implies an ideology which focuses on the publication as the principal object of interest of the prospective library user rather than the work conveyed by the book or publication.
    Ex: DOBIS/LIBIS contains a so-called 'help' capability.
    Ex: Another doctor confirmed Karr's reputed plans for sex-change surgery.
    Ex: Thirty patients with a diagnosis of presumptive bacterial conjunctivitis were assessed in a randomized trial.
    Ex: Victim of an apparent assassination attempt, his face was left permanently disfigured and pockmarked.
    * presunto heredero = heir presumptive [heiress presumptive].

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    ( delante del n) ( frml); ‹asesino/terrorista› alleged ( before n)
    presentó una denuncia por presuntos malos tratos he presented an accusation of alleged ill treatment
    Compuesto:
    presunto heredero, presunta heredera
    masculine, feminine heir apparent
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    presunto
    ◊ -ta adjetivo ( delante del n) (frml) ‹asesino/terrorista alleged ( before n)

    presunto,-a adjetivo
    1 supposed
    2 (un delincuente, criminal) alleged

    ' presunto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    presunta
    - consignar
    English:
    alleged
    - apparent
    - detain
    - so-called
    - reputed
    - so
    - suspect
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    presunto, -a adj
    [supuesto] presumed, supposed; [criminal] alleged, suspected;
    el presunto autor del asesinato the suspected perpetrator of the murder, the person alleged to have committed the murder
    * * *
    adj alleged, suspected
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    presunto, -ta adj
    : presumed, supposed, alleged

    Spanish-English dictionary > presunto

  • 3 supuesto

    adj.
    supposed, hypothetical, assumed, alleged.
    m.
    supposition, assumption.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: suponer.
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    1 (suposición) supposition, assumption
    2 (hipótesis) hypothesis
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    1→ link=suponer suponer
    1 (que se supone) supposed, assumed
    2 (pretendido) so-called, self-styled
    1 (suposición) supposition, assumption
    2 (hipótesis) hypothesis
    \
    dar algo por supuesto,-a to take something for granted
    en el supuesto de que... supposing that...
    nombre supuesto assumed name
    * * *
    1. (f. - supuesta)
    adj.
    2. noun m.
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    1.
    PP de suponer
    2. ADJ
    1) (=falso) [nombre] assumed, false
    2) (=no demostrado) supposed
    3)

    ¡por supuesto! — of course!

    -¿puedo usar su teléfono? -¡por supuesto! — "can I use your phone?" - "of course (you can)!"

    4)
    5)

    supuesto quefrm (=dando por sentado que) assuming; (=en caso de que) in the event of

    3.
    SM (=hipótesis) assumption
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    I
    - ta adjetivo
    a) ( falso) false

    el supuesto electricistathe so-called o supposed electrician

    c)

    ¿lo sabías? - por supuesto que sí! — did you know? - of course I did!

    dar algo por supuestoto take something for granted

    II
    masculino supposition

    en el supuesto de que tenga un accidente — should you have an accident, in the event of an accident

    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    a) ( falso) false

    el supuesto electricistathe so-called o supposed electrician

    c)

    ¿lo sabías? - por supuesto que sí! — did you know? - of course I did!

    dar algo por supuestoto take something for granted

    II
    masculino supposition

    en el supuesto de que tenga un accidente — should you have an accident, in the event of an accident

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    supuesto1
    1 = assumption, construct, presumption, presupposition [pre-supposition].

    Ex: Also, in controlled indexing language data bases, there is often an assumption that a user will be prepared to chase strings of references or to consult a sometimes complex thesaurus.

    Ex: Often they use rather fancy words, such as 'theoretical models' or ' constructs' or 'paradigms' to describe what are, very frequently, no more than hypothetical ideas or categorisations which have little empirical evidence to back them up.
    Ex: Some of these presumptions have served only to perpetuate misconceptions of collection.
    Ex: Computers hold pre-defined and fixed presuppositions, whilst those of humans are unpredictable.
    * ¡por supuesto que no! = God forbid.
    * por supuesto = of course, surely, to be sure, certainly.
    * ¡por supuesto que no! = heaven forbid.
    * supuesto práctico = case.

    supuesto2
    2 = alleged, perceived, so-called, assumed, imagined, imaginary example, presumable, putative, reputed, presumptive, apparent.

    Ex: Meanwhile the ALA and others are making wildly improbable statements about the supposedly numerous opportunities for library school graduates due to the alleged shortage of librarians.

    Ex: The arrangements should also negotiate resistance to perceived 'American dominance', erode price differentials between Europe and the US, and permit each country to support its own online services.
    Ex: DOBIS/LIBIS contains a so-called 'help' capability.
    Ex: This article discusses the advantages of storing information on discs which have an assumed life span of 20 years.
    Ex: In recent years, then, there has been much less scaremongering about the imagined horrors of drowning in a sea of paper.
    Ex: An imaginary example for a distributed fact retrieval process, based on current tools and systems, is analysed in order to clarify the requirements of such an intermediary system.
    Ex: A study was made of 8 indexes and abstracts of presumable interest to students of communication.
    Ex: Not all putative delegates were able to attend the conference -- some, e.g., were refused visas.
    Ex: Another doctor confirmed Karr's reputed plans for sex-change surgery.
    Ex: Thirty patients with a diagnosis of presumptive bacterial conjunctivitis were assessed in a randomized trial.
    Ex: Victim of an apparent assassination attempt, his face was left permanently disfigured and pockmarked.

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    supuesto1 -ta
    1 (falso) false
    actuaba bajo un nombre supuesto he worked under a false o an assumed name
    el supuesto electricista resultó ser un ladrón the so-called o supposed electrician proved to be a thief
    2
    (que se rumorea): la radio desmintió su supuesta muerte reports of his death were denied on the radio
    su supuesta enfermedad her supposed illness
    3
    por supuesto of course
    ¿vendrás? — ¡por supuesto! are you going to come? — of course!
    ¿lo sabías? — ¡por supuesto que sí! did you know? — of course I did!
    dar algo por supuesto to take sth for granted
    supposition
    su teoría descansa en un supuesto fundamental his theory rests on one fundamental supposition
    ¿y en el supuesto de que no acepten? and supposing they don't accept?, what if they don't accept?
    partiendo del supuesto de que no sabían nada working on the assumption that they knew nothing
    en el supuesto de que tenga un accidente should you have an accident, in the event of an accident
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    Del verbo suponer: ( conjugate suponer)

    supuesto es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    suponer    
    supuesto
    suponer ( conjugate suponer) verbo transitivo
    1

    supongamos que lo que dice es cierto let's suppose o assume what he says is true;

    suponiendo que todo salga bien assuming everything goes OK
    b) ( imaginar):


    ¿va a venir hoy? — supongo que sí is she coming today? — I should think so o I suppose so;
    es de supuesto que se lo habrán dicho presumably o I should think he's been told;
    se supone que empieza a las nueve it's supposed to start at nine
    2 (significar, implicar) to mean;

    supuesto 1
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    a) ( falso) false;


    el supuesto mendigo the supposed beggar

    c)


    dar algo por supuesto to take sth for granted
    supuesto 2 sustantivo masculino
    supposition
    suponer verbo transitivo
    1 (creer, imaginar) to suppose: supongamos que..., let's assume o suppose that...
    supongo que me llamarán, I presume they're going to phone me
    supongo que sí, I suppose so
    se supone que acaba a las seis, it's supposed to finish at six
    se supone que él es el entendido, he's supposed to be the expert
    te suponía en París, I thought you were in Paris
    2 (conllevar, significar) to mean, involve: no supone ningún riesgo, it doesn't involve any risk
    (la amistad, el aprecio) to mean ➣ Ver nota en mean
    ♦ Locuciones: ser de suponer: es de suponer que se lo han contado, presumably o I would imagine she's been told
    ser un suponer, to be conjecture
    supuesto,-a
    I adj pey (presumiendo: falsedad) ese supuesto artista, that so-called artist
    (: inocencia) alleged
    el supuesto asesino, the alleged murderer
    II m (conjetura) assumption
    en el supuesto de que, on the assumption that: en el supuesto de que te pregunten, supposing you are asked
    ♦ Locuciones: dar por supuesto, to take sthg for granted
    por supuesto, of course
    supuesto que, since, inasmuch that
    ' supuesto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dar
    - supuesta
    - partir
    - presupuesto
    English:
    assumption
    - boon
    - course
    - ostensible
    - professed
    - reputed
    - so-called
    - supposed
    - would-be
    - go
    - means
    - naturally
    - so
    - sure
    - surely
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    supuesto, -a
    participio
    ver suponer
    adj
    1. [hipotético] supposed;
    [culpable, asesino] alleged;
    no se ha confirmado el supuesto ataque al corazón del presidente there has been no confirmation of the president's supposed o alleged heart attack
    2. [falso] false;
    actuó bajo un nombre supuesto he acted under a false o assumed name
    nm
    supposition, assumption;
    en el supuesto de que venga assuming (that) he comes;
    esto no es más que un supuesto this is no more than a supposition;
    en estos supuestos no es válido el principio general in these cases the general rule does not apply;
    partimos del supuesto de que todo va a salir bien we're working on the assumption that everything will turn out right;
    supuestos de cancelación grounds for cancellation
    por supuesto loc adv
    of course;
    ¿te gusta? – por supuesto do you like it? – of course;
    ¿la invitarás? – por supuesto que sí/no are you going to invite her? – of course I am/of course not;
    por supuesto que puedes venir of course you can come;
    por supuesto que si te deja de interesar, te puedes retirar of course if you lose interest, you can always back out;
    dar algo por supuesto to take sth for granted;
    doy por supuesto que te interesa I take it for granted that you're interested
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    I partsuponer
    II adj supposed, alleged;
    supuesto que (ya que) since; (en caso de que) if;
    por supuesto of course;
    dar algo por supuesto take sth as read
    III m assumption
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    supuesto, -ta adj
    1) : supposed, alleged
    2)
    por supuesto : of course, absolutely
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    1. (presunto) alleged
    2. (falso) supposed / assumed

    Spanish-English dictionary > supuesto

  • 4 presunta

    adj.&f.
    feminine of PRESUNTO.
    past part.
    1 irregular Of PRESUMIR.
    2 presumed.
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    f., (m. - presunto)
    * * *

    presunto,-a adjetivo
    1 supposed
    2 (un delincuente, criminal) alleged

    Spanish-English dictionary > presunta

  • 5 supuesta

    adj.
    supposed, suppositious, suppositive.
    Supuesto que allowing that; granting that; since
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    f., (m. - supuesto)
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    supuesto,-a
    I adj pey (presumiendo: falsedad) ese supuesto artista, that so-called artist
    (: inocencia) alleged
    el supuesto asesino, the alleged murderer
    II m (conjetura) assumption
    en el supuesto de que, on the assumption that: en el supuesto de que te pregunten, supposing you are asked
    ♦ Locuciones: dar por supuesto, to take sthg for granted
    por supuesto, of course
    supuesto que, since, inasmuch that
    ' supuesta' also found in these entries:
    English:
    reputed

    Spanish-English dictionary > supuesta

  • 6 Manila

    f.
    1 Manila.
    2 thick yarn.
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    femenino Manila
    * * *
    = Manila.
    Ex. The Government has ordered the police nationwide to spray-paint all private homes of alleged or suspected drug dealers in Manila.
    * * *
    femenino Manila
    * * *

    Ex: The Government has ordered the police nationwide to spray-paint all private homes of alleged or suspected drug dealers in Manila.

    * * *
    Manila
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    Manila

    Spanish-English dictionary > Manila

  • 7 Tratado de Roma, el

    = Treaty of Rome, the, Rome Treaty, the
    Ex. The promulgation of Community law represents the culmination of an often tortuous legal process whose main features are laid down in the Treaty of Rome.
    Ex. Some local authorities are currently under investigation for their alleged contravention of the Rome Treaty by their imposition of a 'buy British' requirement.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Tratado de Roma, el

  • 8 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.
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    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
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    A
    1 ( amperio) ampere, amp; (símbolo) A
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    prep.
    1) to
    2) into
    3) in
    4) at
    5) on
    6) with
    * * *
    SF = a (=letra) A, a
    * * *
    a femenino (pl aes) ( read as [a]) the letter A, a
    * * *
    = for, per, to.
    Ex. The fine policy matrix corresponds to the loan policy matrix, cell for cell.
    Ex. Indexing can thus be achieved at a detailed level, with often many terms per document, with almost no indexing effort.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la mano de = available at the fingertips of.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
    * a últ

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 9 acosar

    v.
    1 to pursue relentlessly.
    2 to harass.
    3 to besiege, to irritate, to nag, to accost.
    El policía persigue a Ricardo The policeman persecutes=harasses Richard.
    * * *
    1 to pursue, chase
    \
    acosar a preguntas to bombard with questions
    * * *
    verb
    to harass, hound
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=atosigar) to hound, harass

    ser acosado sexualmente — to suffer (from) sexual harassment, be sexually harassed

    2) (=perseguir) to pursue relentlessly; [+ animal] to urge on
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) < persona> to hound

    me acosaron con preguntasthey plagued o bombarded me with questions

    b) < presa> to hound, pursue relentlessly
    * * *
    = plague, press upon, bait, besiege, harass, bully, dog, persecute, hound, nag (at), pelt, pressurise [pressurize, -USA], importune, pester, nobble, stalk, bedevil, bear down on, harry.
    Ex. Title indexes have always been plagued by the absence of terminology control.
    Ex. For example, the latter are unlikely to engage themselves in conservation issues as these now press upon the professional consciousness of librarians.
    Ex. I guess Ms Lipow should be admired for coming into the lion's den and baiting it, but I find some of her arguments facile and superficial.
    Ex. Concurrently, libraries are besieged with greater demands from the academic community for access to and instruction in electronic information resources such as the Internet.
    Ex. I have reason to believe that my boss, the head of reference, has been sexually harassing me.
    Ex. The director returned to his paperwork, nothing in his heart but hot shame at having permitted himself to be bullied into submission by this disagreeable public official.
    Ex. The title of the article is 'Sweeping away the problems that dog the industry?'.
    Ex. Why does the ALA ignore, deny or cover up the actions of the only government in the world which persecutes people for the alleged crime of opening uncensored libraries?.
    Ex. Jefferson, like Clinton, was hounded by reports of adultery and cowardice in wartime.
    Ex. This a book that I had admired but that had nagged at me for years.
    Ex. Every day, Internet users are pelted with spam, hoaxes, urban legends, and scams - in other words, untrustworthy data.
    Ex. Shearer also made an arse of himself by perpetuating the myth of the noble English sportsman who never dives or pressurises referees.
    Ex. He was a shiftless, good-for-nothing man and his shrewish wife was constantly importuning him.
    Ex. And there are those whom I have pestered from time to time over the past four years, and who have patiently answered my importunity.
    Ex. He was the best striker I ever saw, certainly before the injuries that nobbled him twice.
    Ex. So Hutchins arranges her drawings in such a way that as your eye travels leftwards across the page you see the fox who is stalking the hen and trying to catch her.
    Ex. The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    Ex. And here was the war, implacably bearing down on us.
    Ex. They stayed there for the winter, and spent the succeeding three summers harrying the coasts of Ireland and Scotland, after which they returned to Norway.
    ----
    * acosar a Alguien con preguntas = pepper + Nombre + with questions.
    * problema + acosar = problem + dog.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) < persona> to hound

    me acosaron con preguntasthey plagued o bombarded me with questions

    b) < presa> to hound, pursue relentlessly
    * * *
    = plague, press upon, bait, besiege, harass, bully, dog, persecute, hound, nag (at), pelt, pressurise [pressurize, -USA], importune, pester, nobble, stalk, bedevil, bear down on, harry.

    Ex: Title indexes have always been plagued by the absence of terminology control.

    Ex: For example, the latter are unlikely to engage themselves in conservation issues as these now press upon the professional consciousness of librarians.
    Ex: I guess Ms Lipow should be admired for coming into the lion's den and baiting it, but I find some of her arguments facile and superficial.
    Ex: Concurrently, libraries are besieged with greater demands from the academic community for access to and instruction in electronic information resources such as the Internet.
    Ex: I have reason to believe that my boss, the head of reference, has been sexually harassing me.
    Ex: The director returned to his paperwork, nothing in his heart but hot shame at having permitted himself to be bullied into submission by this disagreeable public official.
    Ex: The title of the article is 'Sweeping away the problems that dog the industry?'.
    Ex: Why does the ALA ignore, deny or cover up the actions of the only government in the world which persecutes people for the alleged crime of opening uncensored libraries?.
    Ex: Jefferson, like Clinton, was hounded by reports of adultery and cowardice in wartime.
    Ex: This a book that I had admired but that had nagged at me for years.
    Ex: Every day, Internet users are pelted with spam, hoaxes, urban legends, and scams - in other words, untrustworthy data.
    Ex: Shearer also made an arse of himself by perpetuating the myth of the noble English sportsman who never dives or pressurises referees.
    Ex: He was a shiftless, good-for-nothing man and his shrewish wife was constantly importuning him.
    Ex: And there are those whom I have pestered from time to time over the past four years, and who have patiently answered my importunity.
    Ex: He was the best striker I ever saw, certainly before the injuries that nobbled him twice.
    Ex: So Hutchins arranges her drawings in such a way that as your eye travels leftwards across the page you see the fox who is stalking the hen and trying to catch her.
    Ex: The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    Ex: And here was the war, implacably bearing down on us.
    Ex: They stayed there for the winter, and spent the succeeding three summers harrying the coasts of Ireland and Scotland, after which they returned to Norway.
    * acosar a Alguien con preguntas = pepper + Nombre + with questions.
    * problema + acosar = problem + dog.

    * * *
    acosar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹persona› to hound
    lo acosan sus acreedores his creditors are hounding him o are after him
    un compañero que la acosaba sexualmente a colleague who was sexually harassing her
    se ven acosados por el hambre y las enfermedades they are beset by hunger and disease
    me acosaron con preguntas sobre su paradero they plagued o bombarded me with questions regarding his whereabouts
    2 ‹presa› to hound, pursue relentlessly
    * * *

     

    acosar ( conjugate acosar) verbo transitivo
    a) persona to hound;

    ( sexualmente) to harass;
    me acosaron con preguntas they plagued o bombarded me with questions


    acosar verbo transitivo
    1 to harass
    2 fig (asediar) to pester: la oposición acosó al Presidente del Gobierno con sus preguntas, the opposition pestered the Prime Minister with questions
    ' acosar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    arrinconar
    - asediar
    - hostigar
    English:
    assault
    - beset
    - harass
    - hound
    - mob
    - molest
    - persecute
    - plague
    - ply
    - stalk
    - bait
    - goad
    - harry
    - worry
    * * *
    acosar, Méx acosijar vt
    1. [perseguir] to pursue relentlessly
    2. [hostigar] to harass;
    lo acosaron a o [m5] con preguntas they fired questions at him;
    fue acosada sexualmente en el trabajo she was sexually harassed at work
    * * *
    v/t hound, pursue;
    me acosaron a preguntas they bombarded me with questions
    * * *
    acosar vt
    perseguir: to pursue, to hound, to harass

    Spanish-English dictionary > acosar

  • 10 aducir

    v.
    1 to give, to furnish (motivo, pretexto).
    “estaba muy cansado”, adujo “I was very tired,” he explained
    2 to allege, to present, to adduce, to claim.
    El ladrón alegó su inocencia The thief alleged his innocence.
    3 to allege to, to adduce to, to claim to, to maintain to.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ CONDUCIR], like link=conducir conducir
    1 to adduce, allege
    * * *
    VT (=alegar) to adduce, offer as proof; [+ prueba] to provide, furnish
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <razones/argumentos> to put forward, adduce (frml); < pruebas> to provide, furnish
    * * *
    = put forth, submit, adduce.
    Ex. Relevant cultural policy issues are explored, and recommendations are put forth for enhancing Canadian cultural sovereignty through book publishing.
    Ex. I submit that no ordinary, right-minded library user who is looking for Western Behavioral Institute is going to look under LA JOLLA, California.
    Ex. Sceptics might adduce this as another example of the unreliability of PMEST as a basis of analysis.
    ----
    * aducir como evidencia = adduce as + evidence.
    * aducir razones = provide + reasons.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <razones/argumentos> to put forward, adduce (frml); < pruebas> to provide, furnish
    * * *
    = put forth, submit, adduce.

    Ex: Relevant cultural policy issues are explored, and recommendations are put forth for enhancing Canadian cultural sovereignty through book publishing.

    Ex: I submit that no ordinary, right-minded library user who is looking for Western Behavioral Institute is going to look under LA JOLLA, California.
    Ex: Sceptics might adduce this as another example of the unreliability of PMEST as a basis of analysis.
    * aducir como evidencia = adduce as + evidence.
    * aducir razones = provide + reasons.

    * * *
    aducir [I6 ]
    vt
    ‹razones› to give, put forward, adduce ( frml); ‹argumentos› to put forward, adduce ( frml); ‹pruebas› to provide, furnish
    adujo no haber sido informado del cambio de fechas he claimed that he had not been informed of the change of dates
    * * *

    aducir verbo transitivo to adduce, allege
    ' aducir' also found in these entries:
    English:
    charge
    * * *
    aducir vt
    [motivo, pretexto] to give, to furnish;
    adujo insolvencia para evitar pagar a sus acreedores he claimed insolvency to avoid paying his creditors;
    “estaba muy cansado”, adujo “I was very tired,” he explained
    * * *
    v/t
    1 razones, argumentos give, put forward
    2 ( alegar) claim
    * * *
    aducir {61} vt
    : to adduce, to offer as proof

    Spanish-English dictionary > aducir

  • 11 alegar

    v.
    1 to put forward (motivos, pruebas).
    alegar que to claim (that)
    2 to complain. ( Latin American Spanish)
    3 to allege, to declare, to affirm, to adduce.
    El ladrón alegó su inocencia The thief alleged his innocence.
    4 to claim to, to plead to, to maintain to.
    El mago alega levitar dormido The magician claims to levitate asleep.
    María alegó contra su sentencia Mary pleaded against her sentence.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ LLEGAR], like link=llegar llegar
    1 to allege, plead, claim
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (Jur) to allege; (=citar) [+ dificultad] to plead; [+ autoridad] to quote; [+ razones] to put forward, adduce; [+ méritos] to cite, adduce

    alegar que — to claim that, assert that

    alegando que... — claiming that..., on the grounds that...

    2) LAm (=discutir) to argue against, dispute
    2.
    VI LAm to argue; (=protestar) to complain loudly, kick up a fuss
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <motivos/causas> to cite; < razones> to put forward; <ignorancia/defensa propia>to plead
    2.
    alegar vi
    a) (AmL) ( discutir) to argue

    alegar con alguiento argue o quarrel with somebody

    b) (AmL) ( protestar) to complain
    * * *
    = allege, plead.
    Ex. In August 1990, ACS sued DIALOG over breach of contract alleging fraudulent and deceptive accounting procedures.
    Ex. When the consultants are brought in, the people who have been pleading, asking, or declaiming don't seem to be the people who are invited to participate in the actual planning; they aren't brought in to discuss the delineation of plans.
    ----
    * alegar defensa = muster + defense.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <motivos/causas> to cite; < razones> to put forward; <ignorancia/defensa propia>to plead
    2.
    alegar vi
    a) (AmL) ( discutir) to argue

    alegar con alguiento argue o quarrel with somebody

    b) (AmL) ( protestar) to complain
    * * *
    = allege, plead.

    Ex: In August 1990, ACS sued DIALOG over breach of contract alleging fraudulent and deceptive accounting procedures.

    Ex: When the consultants are brought in, the people who have been pleading, asking, or declaiming don't seem to be the people who are invited to participate in the actual planning; they aren't brought in to discuss the delineation of plans.
    * alegar defensa = muster + defense.

    * * *
    alegar [A3 ]
    vt
    ‹razones/motivos/causas›
    las razones que alegó para justificar su ausencia the reasons he cited o put forward to justify his absence
    alegó que no oyó el despertador she claimed not to have heard the alarm clock
    rechazó el trago, alegando su embarazo she refused the drink on the grounds that she was pregnant
    ■ alegar
    vi
    1 ( AmL) (discutir) to argue alegar DE algo to argue ABOUT sth
    se pasaron toda la noche alegando de política they spent the whole night arguing about politics
    alegar CON algn to argue o quarrel WITH sb
    2 ( AmL) (protestar) to complain, to gripe ( colloq), to moan ( BrE colloq)
    no alegue tanto y póngase a trabajar stop griping and get on with some work
    le dieron todo lo que pidió, alega por alegar he was given everything he asked for: he's complaining for the sake of it
    alegar POR algo to complain ABOUT sth
    * * *

     

    alegar ( conjugate alegar) verbo transitivomotivos/causas to cite;
    razones to put forward;
    ignorancia/defensa propia to plead;
    inmunidad diplomática to claim;

    verbo intransitivo (AmL)

    alegar de algo to argue about sth

    alegar por algo to complain about sth
    alegar verbo transitivo
    1 (argumentar a favor) to claim
    Jur to allege
    2 (presentar méritos) to put forward
    ' alegar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    plead
    - barrister
    - claim
    * * *
    vt
    [motivos, pruebas] to put forward;
    alegó cansancio para no participar she claimed she was too tired to join in;
    alegar que to claim (that);
    ¿tiene algo que alegar en su defensa? do you have anything to say in your defence?
    vi
    Am
    1. [quejarse] to complain;
    alegar por algo to complain about sth
    2. [discutir] to argue;
    alegar de algo to argue about sth
    * * *
    I v/t motivo, razón cite;
    alegar que claim o allege that
    II v/i L.Am.
    1 ( discutir) argue
    2 ( quejarse) complain, gripe fam
    * * *
    alegar {52} vt
    : to assert, to allege
    alegar vi
    discutir: to argue
    * * *
    alegar vb to claim

    Spanish-English dictionary > alegar

  • 12 alijo de armas

    (n.) = arms cache, weapons cache
    Ex. Two arms caches that may be connected with the alleged rightwing plot to topple the government were discovered yesterday.
    Ex. The security team discovered an extensive weapons cache buried next to the garden shed.
    * * *
    (n.) = arms cache, weapons cache

    Ex: Two arms caches that may be connected with the alleged rightwing plot to topple the government were discovered yesterday.

    Ex: The security team discovered an extensive weapons cache buried next to the garden shed.

    Spanish-English dictionary > alijo de armas

  • 13 altamente + Adjetivo

    (n.) = tightly + Adjetivo, wildly + Adjetivo
    Ex. Because index terms must be used as access points, the summarization of document content achieved in indexing documents must be more tightly structured.
    Ex. Meanwhile the ALA and others are making wildly improbable statements about the supposedly numerous opportunities for library school graduates due to the alleged shortage of librarians.
    * * *
    (n.) = tightly + Adjetivo, wildly + Adjetivo

    Ex: Because index terms must be used as access points, the summarization of document content achieved in indexing documents must be more tightly structured.

    Ex: Meanwhile the ALA and others are making wildly improbable statements about the supposedly numerous opportunities for library school graduates due to the alleged shortage of librarians.

    Spanish-English dictionary > altamente + Adjetivo

  • 14 asesinar

    v.
    1 to murder (person).
    La mafia liquida a sus enemigos The Mafia liquidates its enemies.
    2 to kill.
    * * *
    1 to kill, murder
    2 (magnicidio) to assassinate
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=matar) to murder; (Pol) to assassinate
    2) (=molestar) to pester, plague to death, pester the life out of *
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to murder; ( por razones políticas) to assassinate
    * * *
    = kill, murder, assassinate, slay, slaughter.
    Ex. He was looking for the book 'Flowers and Bullets and Freedom to kill' = Estaba buscando el libro "Flores, balas y libertad para matar".
    Ex. The man who was the real-life Don Juan may not have been murdered for his acts of seduction but for his possible homosexuality and political subversiveness.
    Ex. The verdict in the Oxford case was the result of limitations in the law of high treason combined with the absence of hard evidence that Oxford actually intended to assassinate the Queen.
    Ex. A bronze statue of David slaying Goliath has been unveiled in Florence today after months of painstaking restoration work.
    Ex. These small small but very sharp flakes were used by hunters to slaughter animals.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to murder; ( por razones políticas) to assassinate
    * * *
    = kill, murder, assassinate, slay, slaughter.

    Ex: He was looking for the book 'Flowers and Bullets and Freedom to kill' = Estaba buscando el libro "Flores, balas y libertad para matar".

    Ex: The man who was the real-life Don Juan may not have been murdered for his acts of seduction but for his possible homosexuality and political subversiveness.
    Ex: The verdict in the Oxford case was the result of limitations in the law of high treason combined with the absence of hard evidence that Oxford actually intended to assassinate the Queen.
    Ex: A bronze statue of David slaying Goliath has been unveiled in Florence today after months of painstaking restoration work.
    Ex: These small small but very sharp flakes were used by hunters to slaughter animals.

    * * *
    asesinar [A1 ]
    vt
    to murder; (por razones políticas) to assassinate
    la víctima fue asesinada a sangre fría the victim was murdered in cold blood
    la adaptación asesina la obra de Lorca the adaptation mutilates o butchers Lorca's play
    * * *

    asesinar ( conjugate asesinar) verbo transitivo
    to murder;
    ( por razones políticas) to assassinate
    asesinar verbo transitivo to murder
    (perpetrar un magnicidio) to assassinate
    En general, la acción (verbo) y el hecho (sustantivo) son murder, mientras a la persona la llamamos murderer. Sin embargo, cuando nos referimos al magnicidio, la acción es assassinate, el hecho es assassination y la persona es assassin.
    ' asesinar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cargarse
    - cepillarse
    - ejecutar
    - escabechar
    - liquidar
    - magnicida
    - magnicidio
    - ultimar
    English:
    assassin
    - assassinate
    - assassination
    - conspire
    - do away with
    - murder
    - slay
    * * *
    [persona] to murder; [rey, jefe de Estado] to assassinate; Fam [canción, obra teatral] to murder;
    lo asesinaron a sangre fría he was murdered in cold blood
    * * *
    v/t murder; POL assassinate
    * * *
    1) : to murder
    2) : to assassinate
    * * *
    asesinar vb to murder

    Spanish-English dictionary > asesinar

  • 15 asesino

    adj.
    murderous, cutthroat, homicidal, killer.
    f. & m.
    murderer, butcher, killer, assassin.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: asesinar.
    * * *
    1 murderous
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 killer (hombre) murderer; (mujer) murderess
    * * *
    (f. - asesina)
    noun
    1) killer, murderer / murderess
    * * *
    asesino, -a
    1.
    2.
    SM / F murder/murderess, killer; (Pol) assassin

    asesino/a en serie, asesino/a múltiple — serial killer

    asesino/a profesional — hired killer

    asesino/a serial — LAm serial killer

    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo <instinto/odio> murderous, homicidal; < animal> killer (before n)

    me lanzó una mirada asesina — (fam) he gave me a murderous look

    II
    - na masculino, femenino murderer; ( por razones políticas) assassin
    * * *
    = gunman [gunmen, -pl.], killer, murderer, murderous, assassin, cutthroat.
    Nota: Nombre.
    Ex. Many of the inhabitants were shot dead or injured by a crazed gunman.
    Ex. The article 'The coming of the killers' reports the impact of the chain superstore on independent booksellers in the USA.
    Ex. The librarian describes the pressure she and her staff underwent to reveal information on the murderer's borrowing habits.
    Ex. This is a collection of articles on the theme: Books for children with murderous, shocking, menacing endings.
    Ex. The problem of battered & physically abused children, mistreated by their parents or guardians, raises the question as to whether we are all assassins.
    Ex. Most innkeepers were crooks, the food was bad, and the inns were frequented by cutthroats and drunks.
    ----
    * asesino a sueldo = hatchetman, hired assassin, hired gun, hit man.
    * asesino con hacha = axe murderer.
    * asesino de masas = mass murderer.
    * asesino en serie = serial killer.
    * asesino múltiple = serial killer.
    * asesino silencioso = silent killer.
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo <instinto/odio> murderous, homicidal; < animal> killer (before n)

    me lanzó una mirada asesina — (fam) he gave me a murderous look

    II
    - na masculino, femenino murderer; ( por razones políticas) assassin
    * * *
    = gunman [gunmen, -pl.], killer, murderer, murderous, assassin, cutthroat.
    Nota: Nombre.

    Ex: Many of the inhabitants were shot dead or injured by a crazed gunman.

    Ex: The article 'The coming of the killers' reports the impact of the chain superstore on independent booksellers in the USA.
    Ex: The librarian describes the pressure she and her staff underwent to reveal information on the murderer's borrowing habits.
    Ex: This is a collection of articles on the theme: Books for children with murderous, shocking, menacing endings.
    Ex: The problem of battered & physically abused children, mistreated by their parents or guardians, raises the question as to whether we are all assassins.
    Ex: Most innkeepers were crooks, the food was bad, and the inns were frequented by cutthroats and drunks.
    * asesino a sueldo = hatchetman, hired assassin, hired gun, hit man.
    * asesino con hacha = axe murderer.
    * asesino de masas = mass murderer.
    * asesino en serie = serial killer.
    * asesino múltiple = serial killer.
    * asesino silencioso = silent killer.

    * * *
    asesino1 -na
    ‹instinto/odio› murderous, homicidal; ‹animal› killer ( before n)
    el arma asesina the murder weapon
    me lanzó una mirada asesina ( fam); he gave me a murderous look, he looked daggers at me ( colloq)
    asesino2 -na
    masculine, feminine
    murderer; (por razones políticas) assassin
    Compuestos:
    asesino a sueldo, asesina a sueldo masculine, feminine
    ( masculine) hitman, hired killer; ( feminine) hired killer
    asesino convicto, asesina convicta
    masculine, feminine convicted murderer
    asesino en serie, asesina en serie
    masculine, feminine serial killer
    asesino serial, asesina serial
    masculine, feminine ( AmL) serial killer
    * * *

     

    Del verbo asesinar: ( conjugate asesinar)

    asesino es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    asesinó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    asesinar    
    asesino    
    asesinó
    asesinar ( conjugate asesinar) verbo transitivo
    to murder;
    ( por razones políticas) to assassinate
    asesino
    ◊ -na adjetivo ‹instinto/odio murderous, homicidal;


    animal killer ( before n)
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    murderer;
    ( por razones políticas) assassin;

    asesino en serie serial killer
    asesinar verbo transitivo to murder
    (perpetrar un magnicidio) to assassinate
    En general, la acción (verbo) y el hecho (sustantivo) son murder, mientras a la persona la llamamos murderer. Sin embargo, cuando nos referimos al magnicidio, la acción es assassinate, el hecho es assassination y la persona es assassin.
    asesino,-a
    I adjetivo murderous
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino killer
    (hombre) murderer
    (mujer) murderess
    (magnicida) assassin

    ' asesino' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    asesina
    - cepillarse
    - foto robot
    - fotorrobot
    - pista
    - potencia
    - responder
    - serie
    - supuesta
    - supuesto
    - descuartizar
    - presunto
    - suelto
    English:
    assassin
    - cutthroat
    - dismember
    - do away with
    - execute
    - hired gun
    - killer
    - motive
    - murder
    - murderer
    - murderous
    - nightmare
    - of
    - poison
    - serial killer
    - butcher
    - contract
    - hit
    - homicidal
    - serial
    - suspect
    * * *
    asesino, -a
    adj
    1. [que mata]
    el arma asesina the murder weapon
    2. [mirada, instinto] murderous;
    le lanzó una mirada asesina she looked daggers at him, she gave him a murderous look
    nm,f
    [de persona] murderer, f murderess, killer; [de rey, jefe de Estado] assassin asesino profesional professional killer;
    asesino en serie serial killer;
    asesino a sueldo contract killer
    * * *
    m, asesina f murderer; POL assassin
    * * *
    asesino, -na adj
    : murderous, homicidal
    asesino, -na n
    1) : murderer, killer
    2) : assassin
    * * *
    asesino n murderer

    Spanish-English dictionary > asesino

  • 16 asesino con hacha

    (n.) = axe murderer
    Ex. It immediately made me think of the crazed axe murderers that had haunted my dreams ever since my childhood.
    * * *

    Ex: It immediately made me think of the crazed axe murderers that had haunted my dreams ever since my childhood.

    Spanish-English dictionary > asesino con hacha

  • 17 asesino de masas

    Ex. The fact that he is a notorious mass murderer justifies scrutiny of him in the public interest.
    * * *

    Ex: The fact that he is a notorious mass murderer justifies scrutiny of him in the public interest.

    Spanish-English dictionary > asesino de masas

  • 18 autor

    m.
    1 author, writer, literary person, literary man.
    2 author, originator, maker.
    3 perpetrator.
    * * *
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (escritor) writer, author; (hombre) author; (mujer) authoress
    2 (inventor) inventor
    3 (responsable - gen) person responsible; (- de delito) perpetrator
    \
    autor de teatro playwright
    * * *
    (f. - autora)
    noun
    * * *
    autor, -a
    SM / F
    1) [de obra] author, writer; [de idea] creator, originator, inventor
    2) [de delito] perpetrator

    el autor materialthe person directly responsible (for the crime)

    * * *
    - tora masculino, femenino
    a) (de libro, poema) author, writer; ( de canción) writer; ( de obra teatral) playwright
    b) ( de delito) perpetrator (frml)

    el autor intelectual del robo — (AmL) the brains o mastermind behind the robbery

    * * *
    = author [authoress, -fem.], creator, originator.
    Ex. The author of a document is the person or organisation responsible for its creation, that is, the writer of a text, the illustrator in respect for illustrations and others responsible for the intellectual content of a work.
    Ex. An important feature of the scheme in its creator's eyes was the relative index.
    Ex. Clearly, the originators of the major schemes cannot be criticised for be ignorant of these principles.
    ----
    * acceso a la información por el autor = author approach.
    * afiliación del autor = author affiliation.
    * análisis de cocitas de autores = author co-citation analysis.
    * asiento de autor = author entry.
    * asiento secundario por autor y título = author-title added entry, name-title added entry.
    * autor citado = cited author.
    * autor corporativo = corporate author, corporate authorship.
    * autor creativo = creative author.
    * autor de canciones = songwriter [song writer].
    * autor de enciclopedias = encyclopaedist [encyclopedist, -USA].
    * autor de obras de teatro = playwright.
    * autor de una matanza = mass murderer.
    * autor de un delito = perpetrator.
    * autor de un fraude = fraudster, scammer.
    * autor dramático = playwright.
    * autor-editor = self-publisher, self-publishing author.
    * autor fantasma = ghost author.
    * autor honorario = honorary author, guest author, gift author.
    * autor literario = literary writer.
    * autor original = original author.
    * autor personal = personal author.
    * autor personal único = single personal authorship.
    * autor principal = main author.
    * autor secundario = secondary author.
    * buscar por autor y título = search by + name-title key.
    * búsqueda por autor = author searching.
    * búsqueda por autor/título = author/title search.
    * catálogo de autores = author catalogue.
    * catálogo de autores y títulos = author/title catalogue.
    * clave de búsqueda por nombre de autor = author key.
    * con derecho de autor = copyright-protected.
    * con derechos de autor = copyrightable, royalty-paid.
    * correcciones de autor = author's corrections.
    * derecho de autor de la Corona = Crown copyright.
    * derechos de autor = copyright, royalty [royalties, -pl.].
    * de varios autores = multi-author.
    * edición de autor = self-publishing.
    * encabezamiento de autor = author heading.
    * entidad como autor = corporate authorship.
    * escrito por un solo autor = single authored [single-authored].
    * escrito por varios autores = multiauthored [multi-authored], collaboratively authored.
    * hecho por el autor = author-prepared, author-prepared.
    * índice de autores = author index.
    * Indice de Autores Corporativos = Corporate Index.
    * infracción del derecho de autor = copyright infringement.
    * instrucciones para los autores = style sheet.
    * ley de derechos de autor = copyright law.
    * libre de derechos de autor = royalty-free.
    * lugar de trabajo del autor = author affiliation.
    * material editado por el propio autor = self-published material.
    * material protegido por el derecho de autor = copyright material, copyrighted material.
    * mención de derecho de autor = statement of copyright.
    * no actuando en capacidad de autor = non-authorial.
    * nombre de autor = author name.
    * obra amparada por el derecho de autor = copyright work.
    * oficina de derechos de autor = copyright office.
    * porcentaje de autores servidos = author fill rate.
    * productividad del autor = author productivity.
    * programas distribuidos por el autor = shareware.
    * propietario de los derechos de autor = rightholder.
    * protegido por el derecho de autor = copyrighted, copyright-protected.
    * referencia de autor y título = author-title reference, name-title reference.
    * resumen de autor = author abstract.
    * secuencia ordenada alfabéticamente por el nombre del autor = author sequence.
    * Sociedad Americana de Compositores, Autores y Editores = American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
    * sociedad de gestión de derechos de autor = copyright collective, copyright collecting society, copyright collecting agency.
    * titular del derecho de autor = rights-holder [rightsholder], copyright holder.
    * titular de los derechos de autor = rights-owner.
    * * *
    - tora masculino, femenino
    a) (de libro, poema) author, writer; ( de canción) writer; ( de obra teatral) playwright
    b) ( de delito) perpetrator (frml)

    el autor intelectual del robo — (AmL) the brains o mastermind behind the robbery

    * * *
    = author [authoress, -fem.], creator, originator.

    Ex: The author of a document is the person or organisation responsible for its creation, that is, the writer of a text, the illustrator in respect for illustrations and others responsible for the intellectual content of a work.

    Ex: An important feature of the scheme in its creator's eyes was the relative index.
    Ex: Clearly, the originators of the major schemes cannot be criticised for be ignorant of these principles.
    * acceso a la información por el autor = author approach.
    * afiliación del autor = author affiliation.
    * análisis de cocitas de autores = author co-citation analysis.
    * asiento de autor = author entry.
    * asiento secundario por autor y título = author-title added entry, name-title added entry.
    * autor citado = cited author.
    * autor corporativo = corporate author, corporate authorship.
    * autor creativo = creative author.
    * autor de canciones = songwriter [song writer].
    * autor de enciclopedias = encyclopaedist [encyclopedist, -USA].
    * autor de obras de teatro = playwright.
    * autor de una matanza = mass murderer.
    * autor de un delito = perpetrator.
    * autor de un fraude = fraudster, scammer.
    * autor dramático = playwright.
    * autor-editor = self-publisher, self-publishing author.
    * autor fantasma = ghost author.
    * autor honorario = honorary author, guest author, gift author.
    * autor literario = literary writer.
    * autor original = original author.
    * autor personal = personal author.
    * autor personal único = single personal authorship.
    * autor principal = main author.
    * autor secundario = secondary author.
    * buscar por autor y título = search by + name-title key.
    * búsqueda por autor = author searching.
    * búsqueda por autor/título = author/title search.
    * catálogo de autores = author catalogue.
    * catálogo de autores y títulos = author/title catalogue.
    * clave de búsqueda por nombre de autor = author key.
    * con derecho de autor = copyright-protected.
    * con derechos de autor = copyrightable, royalty-paid.
    * correcciones de autor = author's corrections.
    * derecho de autor de la Corona = Crown copyright.
    * derechos de autor = copyright, royalty [royalties, -pl.].
    * de varios autores = multi-author.
    * edición de autor = self-publishing.
    * encabezamiento de autor = author heading.
    * entidad como autor = corporate authorship.
    * escrito por un solo autor = single authored [single-authored].
    * escrito por varios autores = multiauthored [multi-authored], collaboratively authored.
    * hecho por el autor = author-prepared, author-prepared.
    * índice de autores = author index.
    * Indice de Autores Corporativos = Corporate Index.
    * infracción del derecho de autor = copyright infringement.
    * instrucciones para los autores = style sheet.
    * ley de derechos de autor = copyright law.
    * libre de derechos de autor = royalty-free.
    * lugar de trabajo del autor = author affiliation.
    * material editado por el propio autor = self-published material.
    * material protegido por el derecho de autor = copyright material, copyrighted material.
    * mención de derecho de autor = statement of copyright.
    * no actuando en capacidad de autor = non-authorial.
    * nombre de autor = author name.
    * obra amparada por el derecho de autor = copyright work.
    * oficina de derechos de autor = copyright office.
    * porcentaje de autores servidos = author fill rate.
    * productividad del autor = author productivity.
    * programas distribuidos por el autor = shareware.
    * propietario de los derechos de autor = rightholder.
    * protegido por el derecho de autor = copyrighted, copyright-protected.
    * referencia de autor y título = author-title reference, name-title reference.
    * resumen de autor = author abstract.
    * secuencia ordenada alfabéticamente por el nombre del autor = author sequence.
    * Sociedad Americana de Compositores, Autores y Editores = American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
    * sociedad de gestión de derechos de autor = copyright collective, copyright collecting society, copyright collecting agency.
    * titular del derecho de autor = rights-holder [rightsholder], copyright holder.
    * titular de los derechos de autor = rights-owner.

    * * *
    masculine, feminine
    1 (de un libro, poema) author, writer; (de una canción) writer
    una obra de autor anónimo an anomymous work
    el autor de la obra the playwright, the person who wrote the play
    2 (de un delito) perpetrator ( frml)
    los autores del atraco the perpetrators of the robbery, those responsible for the robbery
    el autor del gol the goalscorer
    el autor del proyecto the originator o author of the plan, the person who conceived the plan
    el autor intelectual del robo ( AmL); the brains o mastermind behind the robbery, the man who planned the robbery
    * * *

     

    autor
    ◊ - tora sustantivo masculino, femenino

    a) (de libro, poema) author, writer;

    ( de canción) writer;
    ( de obra teatral) playwright
    b) ( de delito) perpetrator (frml);


    autor,-ora m,f (hombre) author
    (mujer) authoress
    (de un crimen) perpetrator
    ' autor' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    anonimato
    - autora
    - caracterización
    - cita
    - clásica
    - clásico
    - dato
    - derecha
    - derecho
    - hallazgo
    - incidir
    - precursor
    - precursora
    - semblanza
    - artífice
    - comprometer
    - conocer
    - dramático
    - escribir
    - humorista
    - inédito
    - material
    - poco
    - seguir
    - teatral
    English:
    author
    - best-selling
    - byline
    - classic
    - copyright
    - exemplify
    - historian
    - infringement
    - obscure
    - of
    - royalty
    - set out
    - writer
    - best-seller
    - brains
    - perpetrator
    * * *
    autor, -ora nm,f
    1. [de libro, estudio] author;
    [de cuadro] painter; [de canción] writer; [de película] maker; [de sinfonía] composer; [de ley] instigator;
    el autor de la propuesta the person who made the proposal;
    el autor del paisaje the artist who painted the landscape;
    de autor anónimo o [m5] desconocido anonymous
    2. [de crimen, fechoría] perpetrator;
    fue encarcelado como autor de un delito de robo he was sent to prison for committing a robbery;
    el autor material de un secuestro the person responsible for carrying out a kidnapping;
    la autora intelectual del crimen the woman who masterminded the crime
    3. [de gol, canasta] scorer;
    el autor del gol the goalscorer
    * * *
    m, autora f author; de crimen perpetrator;
    los autores del atentado those who carried out the attack; con bomba the bombers
    * * *
    autor, - tora n
    1) : author
    2) : perpetrator
    * * *
    1. (escritor) writer / author
    2. (compositor) composer
    Cuando autor se refiere a la persona responsable de algún hecho, las traducciones son muy variadas

    Spanish-English dictionary > autor

  • 19 autor de una matanza

    Ex. The fact that he is a notorious mass murderer justifies scrutiny of him in the public interest.
    * * *

    Ex: The fact that he is a notorious mass murderer justifies scrutiny of him in the public interest.

    Spanish-English dictionary > autor de una matanza

  • 20 avivar

    v.
    1 to rekindle (sentimiento).
    2 to arouse, to light up, to enkindle, to kindle.
    Las rosas avivaron la pasión The roses aroused the passion.
    3 to stir up, to excite, to animate, to awaken.
    La música aviva la fiesta Music stirs up the party.
    4 to stoke.
    El combustible aviva las calderas The fuel stokes the boilers.
    * * *
    1 (fuego) to stoke (up)
    2 (anhelos, deseos) to enliven
    3 (pasiones, dolor) to intensify
    4 (paso) to quicken
    5 (colores, luz) to brighten up
    1 to become brighter, become livelier
    1 to become brighter, become livelier
    * * *
    verb
    1) to enliven, brighten
    2) arouse, excite
    * * *
    1.
    VT [+ fuego] to stoke, stoke up; [+ color] to brighten; [+ dolor] to intensify; [+ pasión] to excite, arouse; [+ disputa] to add fuel to; [+ interés] to stimulate; [+ esfuerzo] to revive; [+ efecto] to enhance, heighten; [+ combatientes] to urge on
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo < fuego> to get... going; < color> to make... brighter; <pasión/deseo> to arouse; < dolor> to intensify
    2.
    avivarse v pron
    a) fuego to revive, flare up; debate to come alive, liven up
    b) (AmL fam) ( despabilarse) to wise up (colloq)
    * * *
    = fuel, be fired with, enliven, quicken, sparkle, stoke, jazz up, move it up + a gear, notch it up + a gear, take it up + a gear, take it up + a notch, crank it up + a notch, crank it up + a gear, move it up + a notch.
    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. Librarians and bibliographers are as deeply fired with the idealistic fervour which is alleged to have imbued the medieval knights.
    Ex. Children in this state are in a crisis of confidence from which they must be relieved before their set about books can be refreshed and enlivened.
    Ex. For, methinks, the present condition of man is like a field, where battle hath been lately fought, where we may see many legs, and arms, and eyes lying here and there, which, for want of a union, and a soul to quicken and enliven them, are good for nothing, but to feed ravens, and infect the air.
    Ex. His talks sparkle with Southern humor and a distinct voice known to mention rednecks, the evil of institutions, and racial reconciliation.
    Ex. The media have regularly stoked public feelings of shame by affirming that English football fans are synonymous with hooliganism, overlooking the fact that not all fans are 'hooligans'.
    Ex. After jazzing up her appearance with a new blonde hairdo, she turns up in his office and talks him into taking her out for a meal.
    Ex. Liverpool and Chelsea are grabbing all the headlines, but Arsenal have quietly moved it up a gear scoring 10 goals in their last three league games.
    Ex. Start gently, ease yourself in by breaking the workout down into three one minute sessions until you are ready to notch it up a gear and join them together.
    Ex. There was not much to separate the sides in the first ten minutes however Arsenal took it up a gear and got the goal but not without a bit of luck.
    Ex. We have a good time together and we're good friends.. but I'd like to take it up a notch.
    Ex. David quickly comprehended our project needs and then cranked it up a notch with impactful design.
    Ex. Went for a bike ride with a mate last week, no problems so will crank it up a gear and tackle some hills in the next few weeks.
    Ex. After a regular walking routine is established, why not move it up a notch and start jogging, if you haven't already.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo < fuego> to get... going; < color> to make... brighter; <pasión/deseo> to arouse; < dolor> to intensify
    2.
    avivarse v pron
    a) fuego to revive, flare up; debate to come alive, liven up
    b) (AmL fam) ( despabilarse) to wise up (colloq)
    * * *
    = fuel, be fired with, enliven, quicken, sparkle, stoke, jazz up, move it up + a gear, notch it up + a gear, take it up + a gear, take it up + a notch, crank it up + a notch, crank it up + a gear, move it up + a notch.

    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: Librarians and bibliographers are as deeply fired with the idealistic fervour which is alleged to have imbued the medieval knights.
    Ex: Children in this state are in a crisis of confidence from which they must be relieved before their set about books can be refreshed and enlivened.
    Ex: For, methinks, the present condition of man is like a field, where battle hath been lately fought, where we may see many legs, and arms, and eyes lying here and there, which, for want of a union, and a soul to quicken and enliven them, are good for nothing, but to feed ravens, and infect the air.
    Ex: His talks sparkle with Southern humor and a distinct voice known to mention rednecks, the evil of institutions, and racial reconciliation.
    Ex: The media have regularly stoked public feelings of shame by affirming that English football fans are synonymous with hooliganism, overlooking the fact that not all fans are 'hooligans'.
    Ex: After jazzing up her appearance with a new blonde hairdo, she turns up in his office and talks him into taking her out for a meal.
    Ex: Liverpool and Chelsea are grabbing all the headlines, but Arsenal have quietly moved it up a gear scoring 10 goals in their last three league games.
    Ex: Start gently, ease yourself in by breaking the workout down into three one minute sessions until you are ready to notch it up a gear and join them together.
    Ex: There was not much to separate the sides in the first ten minutes however Arsenal took it up a gear and got the goal but not without a bit of luck.
    Ex: We have a good time together and we're good friends.. but I'd like to take it up a notch.
    Ex: David quickly comprehended our project needs and then cranked it up a notch with impactful design.
    Ex: Went for a bike ride with a mate last week, no problems so will crank it up a gear and tackle some hills in the next few weeks.
    Ex: After a regular walking routine is established, why not move it up a notch and start jogging, if you haven't already.

    * * *
    avivar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹fuego› to get … going
    2 ‹color› to make … brighter
    3 ‹sentimiento/pasión/deseo› to arouse; ‹dolor› to make … worse, intensify
    1 «fuego» to revive, flare up; «debate» to come alive, liven up
    2 ( AmL fam) (despabilarse) to wise up ( colloq), to buck one's ideas up ( colloq), to get one's act together ( colloq)
    * * *

    avivar ( conjugate avivar) verbo transitivo fuegoto get … going;
    colorto make … brighter;
    pasión/deseo to arouse;
    dolor to intensify
    avivarse verbo pronominal

    [ debate] to come alive, liven up
    b) (AmL fam) ( despabilarse) to wise up (colloq)

    avivar verbo transitivo
    1 (fuego) to stoke (up)
    2 (intensificar) to intensify
    3 (ir más deprisa) to quicken
    ' avivar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    encender
    - espabilar
    - inflamar
    English:
    fan
    - stoke
    - whip up
    - feed
    - fire
    - fuel
    * * *
    vt
    1. [fuego] to stoke up
    2. [color] to brighten
    3. [sentimiento] to intensify;
    el asesinato avivó los odios entre las dos comunidades the murder served to fuel the hatred between the two communities
    4. [polémica] to stir up;
    [debate] to liven up
    5. [acelerar]
    avivar el paso o [m5] ritmo to quicken one's pace, to go faster
    6. RP Fam
    avivar a alguien [despabilar] to wise sb up;
    [informar] to fill sb in
    * * *
    v/t
    1 fuego revive
    2 interés arouse
    3
    :
    avivar el paso speed up
    * * *
    avivar vt
    1) : to enliven, to brighten
    2) : to strengthen, to intensify

    Spanish-English dictionary > avivar

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