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the desire for pleasure

  • 1 afición

    f.
    1 fondness, affection, fancy, liking.
    2 fans.
    3 hobby.
    * * *
    1 (inclinación) liking, penchant
    2 (ahínco) interest, zeal
    3 la afición the fans plural, the supporters plural
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) fondness, liking, taste
    2) hobby, pastime
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=apego) fondness, liking (a for)
    (=inclinación) inclination (a towards)

    cobrar afición a, tomar afición a — to take a liking to

    tener afición a — to like, be fond of

    2) (=pasatiempo) hobby, pastime

    ¿qué aficiones tiene? — what are his interests?

    3)

    la afición — (Dep) the fans

    * * *
    a) (inclinación, gusto) love, liking

    afición a la lectura/música — love of reading/music

    ¿cuáles son tus aficiones? — what are your interests?

    b) (Dep, Taur)
    * * *
    = hobby, penchant, liking.
    Ex. It describes the annual hobby exchanges week for 6th grade pupils at King's Cristian School library, when pupils swap collectable items eg baseball cards, stamps, coins and shells.
    Ex. Our penchant to organize is perhaps as close to a biological imperative as any form of human behavior is likely to come.
    Ex. Sometimes this exchange can be sufficient to reshape our reaction from one of dislike and puzzlement to liking and understanding.
    ----
    * afición de coleccionar = collecting.
    * afición, la = fandom.
    * afición por = fondness for.
    * tomarle afición a = acquire + a taste for, develop + a taste for.
    * * *
    a) (inclinación, gusto) love, liking

    afición a la lectura/música — love of reading/music

    ¿cuáles son tus aficiones? — what are your interests?

    b) (Dep, Taur)
    * * *
    la afición
    (n.) = fandom

    Ex: This is due, in part, to structural similarities between fandom and populism, stressing negative modes of identification and desire to return to a mythic past.

    = hobby, penchant, liking.

    Ex: It describes the annual hobby exchanges week for 6th grade pupils at King's Cristian School library, when pupils swap collectable items eg baseball cards, stamps, coins and shells.

    Ex: Our penchant to organize is perhaps as close to a biological imperative as any form of human behavior is likely to come.
    Ex: Sometimes this exchange can be sufficient to reshape our reaction from one of dislike and puzzlement to liking and understanding.
    * afición de coleccionar = collecting.
    * afición, la = fandom.
    * afición por = fondness for.
    * tomarle afición a = acquire + a taste for, develop + a taste for.

    * * *
    1 (inclinación, gusto) love, liking
    siente/tiene una gran afición por la pintura she has a great love of painting
    afición a la lectura/música love of reading/music
    ¿cuáles son tus aficiones? what are your interests?
    escribe por afición she writes as a hobby
    2 ( Dep, Taur):
    la afición the fans (pl)
    * * *

    afición sustantivo femenino
    a) (inclinación, gusto) love, liking;

    afición a la lectura/música love of reading/music


    c) (Dep, Taur):


    afición sustantivo femenino
    1 liking: tiene una gran afición por la novela policíaca, he is very fond of detective novels
    2 Dep la afición, the fans pl
    ' afición' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    despepitarse
    - gustar
    - inclinación
    - manía
    - vicio
    - decrecer
    - fomentar
    - taurino
    English:
    fondness
    - interest
    - liking
    - hobby
    * * *
    1. [interés] interest, hobby;
    su mayor afición es la lectura his main interest is reading;
    quieren fomentar la afición a la lectura they want to encourage reading for pleasure;
    siente mucha afición por la poesía she has a great love of poetry;
    tiene mucha afición por el marisco he's very partial to seafood, he's a big fan of seafood;
    su afición a la bebida acabó con su salud his fondness of alcohol ruined his health;
    lo hago por afición I do it because I enjoy it
    2.
    la afición [los aficionados] the fans;
    el juego del equipo no convenció a la afición the fans were not impressed by the team's performance
    * * *
    f
    1 love ( por of);
    tomar afición a algo take a liking to sth
    2 pasatiempo pastime, hobby;
    por afición as a hobby
    3
    :
    la afición DEP the fans pl
    * * *
    afición nf, pl - ciones
    1) : enthusiasm, penchant, fondness
    afición al deporte: love of sports
    2) pasatiempo: hobby
    * * *
    1. (interés) interest
    2. (pasatiempo) hobby [pl. hobbies]
    3. (seguidores) fans / supporters

    Spanish-English dictionary > afición

  • 2 ansia

    f.
    1 longing, yearning.
    2 anxiousness.
    ansias sickness, nausea (náuseas)
    3 desire, anxiety, eagerness, expectancy.
    * * *
    (Takes el in singular)
    1 (ansiedad) anxiety; (angustia) anguish
    2 (deseo) eagerness, longing, yearning
    3 MEDICINA sick feeling
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=anhelo) yearning, longing

    ansia de libertad/amor — yearning o longing for freedom/love

    ansia de poder/riqueza/conocimiento/aventura — thirst for power/wealth/knowledge/adventure

    tenía ansias de verlahe was yearning o longing to see her

    2) (=ansiedad) anxiety, worry; (=angustia) anguish
    3) pl ansias (=náuseas) nausea sing

    tener ansiasto feel sick o nauseous

    * * *
    femenino‡
    a) ( avidez)

    ansia de algode paz/libertad longing for something, yearning for something

    sus ansias de poderher thirst o craving for power

    sentir ansia de hacer algoto long o yearn to do something

    b) (Psic) anxiety
    c) ansias femenino plural (Col, Ven fam) ( náuseas) nausea
    * * *
    = yearning, craving, thirst, eagerness, uneasiness.
    Ex. A flood of feeling welled up in him about life and death and beauty and suffering and transitoriness and the yearning of his unsatisfied soul for a happiness not to be found on earth which poured out in 'Ode to a Nightingale'.
    Ex. The craving for data to document the status and excellence of library service is very real.
    Ex. The thirst grew not just for preservation but for circulation of stories that gave meaning to life and coherence to communities.
    Ex. The sense of alienation that had evolved over 50 years has gradually given way to a spirit of teamwork and eagerness to learn.
    Ex. Uneasiness evidenced by some inquirers at the reference desk seems to stem from unfamiliarity with the personnel and service, and a fear of appearing ignorant.
    ----
    * ansia de aventura = thirst for adventure.
    * ansia de saber = thirst for knowledge.
    * ansias de = hunger for, lust for, greed for.
    * ansias de cambiar de sitio = itchy feet.
    * ansias de conocer mundo = wanderlust.
    * ansias de matar = bloodlust.
    * ansias de viajar = itchy feet.
    * con ansias de conquistar el mundo = world-conquering.
    * con ansias de leer = reading-desirous.
    * con ansias de poder = power-hungry.
    * tener ansias de = crave for.
    * * *
    femenino‡
    a) ( avidez)

    ansia de algode paz/libertad longing for something, yearning for something

    sus ansias de poderher thirst o craving for power

    sentir ansia de hacer algoto long o yearn to do something

    b) (Psic) anxiety
    c) ansias femenino plural (Col, Ven fam) ( náuseas) nausea
    * * *
    = yearning, craving, thirst, eagerness, uneasiness.

    Ex: A flood of feeling welled up in him about life and death and beauty and suffering and transitoriness and the yearning of his unsatisfied soul for a happiness not to be found on earth which poured out in 'Ode to a Nightingale'.

    Ex: The craving for data to document the status and excellence of library service is very real.
    Ex: The thirst grew not just for preservation but for circulation of stories that gave meaning to life and coherence to communities.
    Ex: The sense of alienation that had evolved over 50 years has gradually given way to a spirit of teamwork and eagerness to learn.
    Ex: Uneasiness evidenced by some inquirers at the reference desk seems to stem from unfamiliarity with the personnel and service, and a fear of appearing ignorant.
    * ansia de aventura = thirst for adventure.
    * ansia de saber = thirst for knowledge.
    * ansias de = hunger for, lust for, greed for.
    * ansias de cambiar de sitio = itchy feet.
    * ansias de conocer mundo = wanderlust.
    * ansias de matar = bloodlust.
    * ansias de viajar = itchy feet.
    * con ansias de conquistar el mundo = world-conquering.
    * con ansias de leer = reading-desirous.
    * con ansias de poder = power-hungry.
    * tener ansias de = crave for.

    * * *
    f‡
    1
    (deseo, avidez): comer/beber con ansia to eat/drink eagerly
    desear algo con ansia to want sth desperately
    ansia DE algo longing FOR sth, yearning FOR sth
    ansia de conocimientos/libertad longing o thirst o yearning for knowledge/freedom
    no lograba satisfacer sus ansias de poder she was unable to satisfy her thirst o lust o craving for power
    sentía ansias de volver a verla he longed o yearned to see her again
    2 ( Psic) anxiety
    3 ansias fpl (Col, Ven fam) (náuseas) nausea
    * * *

    Del verbo ansiar: ( conjugate ansiar)

    ansia es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    ansia    
    ansiar
    ansia feminine noun taking masculine article in the singular
    a) (avidez, deseo):

    con ansiacomer/beber eagerly;

    ansia de algo ‹de paz/libertad› longing for sth, yearning for sth;

    de poder› thirst for sth, craving for sth;
    sentir ansia de hacer algo to long o yearn to do sth;

    sus ansias de aprendar her eagerness to learn
    b) (Psic) anxiety

    c)

    ansias sustantivo femenino plural (Col, Ven fam) ( náuseas) nausea

    ansiar ( conjugate ansiar) verbo transitivo (liter) ‹libertad/poder to long for, yearn for;

    ansia sustantivo femenino
    1 (deseo) longing, yearning
    2 (intranquilidad, desasosiego) anxiety
    2 Med sick feeling
    ansiar verbo transitivo to long for, yearn for

    ' ansia' also found in these entries:
    English:
    anxiety
    - craving
    - greedy
    - itch
    - lust
    - hunger
    - yearning
    * * *
    1. [afán] longing, yearning;
    tiene ansia de poder she is hungry for power;
    bebía con ansia he drank thirstily;
    las ansias de vivir the will to live;
    las ansias independentistas de la región the region's desire for independence
    2. [ansiedad] anxiousness;
    [angustia] anguish;
    esperan los resultados con ansia they are anxiously waiting for the results;
    no pases ansia, todo saldrá bien don't worry o be anxious, it will all turn out all right in the end
    3.
    ansias [náuseas] sickness, nausea
    * * *
    f
    1 yearning;
    ansia de saber thirst for knowledge;
    ansia de poder desire o yearning for power
    2 ( inquietud) anxiety, anxiousness
    3
    :
    ansias pl nausea sg
    * * *
    ansia nf
    1) inquietud: apprehensiveness, uneasiness
    2) angustia: anguish, distress
    3) anhelo: longing, yearning
    * * *
    ansia n (anhelo) longing / desire

    Spanish-English dictionary > ansia

  • 3 chabacano

    adj.
    1 coarse, low-minded, vulgar, lurid.
    2 gullible.
    m.
    1 apricot.
    2 gawk.
    * * *
    1 coarse, vulgar
    * * *
    I
    ADJ [chiste] vulgar, coarse, in bad taste; [objeto] cheap; [trabajo] shoddy
    II
    SM Méx apricot, apricot tree
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo <ropa/decoración> gaudy, tasteless; <espectáculo/persona> vulgar; <chiste/cuento> coarse, tasteless
    II
    masculino (Méx) ( árbol) apricot tree; ( fruta) apricot
    * * *
    = gaudy [gaudier -comp., gaudiest -sup.], vulgar, tawdry [tawdrier -comp., tawdriest -sup.], gawky, garish, lurid, tasteless, crass [crasser -comp., crassest -sup.].
    Ex. Less gaudy techniques are usually in the end more successful.
    Ex. This paper is a somewhat whimsical glance backwards, recalling 6 vulgar American parodies of 7 enduring songs.
    Ex. This article looks at 'fairness' in the book trade today, and some of the tawdry tricks indulged in by publishers, agents and authors at each other's expense.
    Ex. His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex. Some of the streets transform at night with garish neon lights and red lanterns signifying houses of pleasure.
    Ex. When she discovered vintage comics and their lurid covers, she went nuts.
    Ex. Of the hundreds of figurines currently on the market, here are the most bizarrely tasteless.
    Ex. In these new book, he is still at bay, pursued by the hounds of desire and anxiety in a literary world ever more crass.
    ----
    * demasiado chabacano = all too shabby.
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo <ropa/decoración> gaudy, tasteless; <espectáculo/persona> vulgar; <chiste/cuento> coarse, tasteless
    II
    masculino (Méx) ( árbol) apricot tree; ( fruta) apricot
    * * *
    = gaudy [gaudier -comp., gaudiest -sup.], vulgar, tawdry [tawdrier -comp., tawdriest -sup.], gawky, garish, lurid, tasteless, crass [crasser -comp., crassest -sup.].

    Ex: Less gaudy techniques are usually in the end more successful.

    Ex: This paper is a somewhat whimsical glance backwards, recalling 6 vulgar American parodies of 7 enduring songs.
    Ex: This article looks at 'fairness' in the book trade today, and some of the tawdry tricks indulged in by publishers, agents and authors at each other's expense.
    Ex: His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
    Ex: Some of the streets transform at night with garish neon lights and red lanterns signifying houses of pleasure.
    Ex: When she discovered vintage comics and their lurid covers, she went nuts.
    Ex: Of the hundreds of figurines currently on the market, here are the most bizarrely tasteless.
    Ex: In these new book, he is still at bay, pursued by the hounds of desire and anxiety in a literary world ever more crass.
    * demasiado chabacano = all too shabby.

    * * *
    chabacano1 -na
    1 ‹ropa/decoración› gaudy, tasteless, tawdry, vulgar, tacky ( colloq); ‹espectáculo› vulgar, tasteless; ‹persona› vulgar; ‹chiste/cuento› coarse, tasteless
    2 ( Méx) (simple, ingenuo) gullible
    A ( Ling) pidgin Spanish ( spoken in the Philippines)
    B ( Méx) (árbol) apricot tree; (fruta) apricot
    * * *

    chabacano 1
    ◊ -na adjetivo ‹ropa/decoración gaudy, tasteless;


    espectáculo/persona vulgar;
    chiste/cuento coarse, tasteless
    chabacano 2 sustantivo masculino (Méx) ( árbol) apricot tree;
    ( fruta) apricot
    chabacano,-a adj pey (de mal gusto) cheap
    ' chabacano' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    chabacana
    English:
    tacky
    - apricot
    * * *
    chabacano, -a
    adj
    vulgar
    nm
    1. [lengua] = Spanish creole spoken in some parts of the Philippines
    2. Méx [fruto] apricot
    3. Méx [árbol] apricot tree
    * * *
    I adj vulgar, tacky fam
    II m Méx
    apricot
    * * *
    chabacano, -na adj
    : tacky, tasteless
    chabacano nm, Mex : apricot

    Spanish-English dictionary > chabacano

  • 4 grado

    m.
    1 degree.
    grado centígrado degree centigrade
    2 degree.
    quemaduras de primer grado first-degree burns
    mostró un alto grado de preparación he was very well prepared
    en menor grado to a lesser extent o degree
    en grado sumo greatly
    3 grade (rango).
    4 year, class (education).
    5 score, grade.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: gradar.
    * * *
    1 (gen) degree
    2 (estado) stage
    3 EDUCACIÓN (curso) class, year, US grade
    5 (peldaño) step
    6 MILITAR rank
    7 LINGÚÍSTICA degree
    \
    de buen grado willingly, with good grace
    de mal grado unwillingly, with bad grace
    en sumo grado to the highest degree
    en tal grado so much so
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=nivel) degree

    quemaduras de primer/segundo grado — first-/second-degree burns

    en alto grado — to a great degree

    de grado en grado — step by step, by degrees

    en mayor grado — to a greater degree o extent

    en menor grado — to a lesser degree o extent

    en sumo grado o en grado sumo, era humillante en sumo grado — it was humiliating in the extreme

    en grado superlativoin the extreme

    tercer grado (penitenciario) — Esp lowest category within the prison system which allows day release privileges

    2) (Geog, Mat, Fís) degree
    3) [de escalafón] grade; (Mil) rank
    4) (=etapa) stage
    5) esp LAm (Educ) (=curso) year, grade (EEUU); (=título) degree

    colación de grados Arg conferment of degrees

    6) (Ling) degree of comparison

    adjetivos en grado comparativo — comparative adjectives, comparatives

    adjetivos en grado superlativo — superlative adjectives, superlatives

    7) (=gusto)

    de (buen) grado — willingly

    de mal grado — unwillingly

    de grado o por (la) fuerza —

    otros muchos países entraron en guerra, de grado o por la fuerza — many other countries were forced willy-nilly to enter the war

    pues tendrás que ir, de grado o por la fuerza — well you'll have to go, like it or not

    8) [de escalera] step
    9) pl grados (Rel) minor orders
    * * *
    1)
    a) (nivel, cantidad) degree

    el asunto se ha complicado en or (AmL) a tal grado... — things have become so complicated...

    en grado sumo: me preocupó en grado sumo it caused me great concern; nos complace en grado sumo comunicarle que... — it gives us great pleasure to inform you that...

    b) ( de parentesco) degree
    2) ( de escalafón) grade

    de buen/mal grado — willingly/unwillingly

    4)
    a) (Fís, Meteo) degree
    b) (Geog, Mat) degree
    c) (Vin) degree
    5)
    a) (esp AmL) (Educ) (curso, año) year
    b) ( título)
    * * *
    = degree, extent, index [indices/indexes, -pl.], magnitude, range, rate, scale, to what extent, grade, quotient, degree.
    Ex. This degree of standardisation is not the pattern outside of this specific area of application.
    Ex. The extent of searchable elements will vary from one data base to another.
    Ex. As job anxiety scores increased, job satisfaction indices decreased.
    Ex. Only those who have attempted to edit the proceedings of a conference can appreciate the magnitude and scope of such an enterprise.
    Ex. Overall, the library media specialists experienced stress in the mild to moderate range.
    Ex. Whether, in the future, the co-operatives will be able to fund appropriate developments at a sufficiently rapid rate remains an unanswered question.
    Ex. Various scales of relevance ratings may be established.
    Ex. Clearly an index must permit access to a document by its central theme, but, to what extent should access be provided to secondary or subsidiary topics considered within a document?.
    Ex. The project is concerned with the investigation of conditions of appointment for women librarians as well as the grades and salary scales assigned to library tasks.
    Ex. One reads, for instance, that a parameter in assessing the maximum period a user can be kept waiting is the 'aggravation quotient'.
    Ex. In cartography reference system is the method by which one can locate a place on a map, eg (a) degrees of latitude and longitude; (b) a grid reference.
    ----
    * alumno de cuarto grado = fourth grader.
    * asesinato en primer grado = first-degree murder.
    * bebida alcohólica con muchos grados = hard drink, hard liquor.
    * cada vez en mayor grado = ever-increasing.
    * cierto grado de = a degree of.
    * de buen grado = willing, good-humouredly, good-humoured, good-naturedly.
    * de grado básico = junior grade.
    * delito de menor grado = misdemeanour [misdimeanor, -USA].
    * de primer grado = in the first degree.
    * de segundo grado = second-degree, in the second degree.
    * el grado de = the extent of.
    * el grado de + Nombre = the breadth and depth of + Nombre.
    * el grado en que = the extent to which.
    * en cierto grado = something of.
    * en diferente grado = differing, in varying measures.
    * en distinto grado = in varying measures, differing, to varying degrees.
    * en diverso grado = to varying degrees.
    * en diversos grados = to varying extents.
    * en este grado = to this extent.
    * en grado mínimo = minimally.
    * en mayor grado = to a greater degree, a fortiori, to a greater extent, to a larger degree, to a larger extent.
    * en mayor o menor grado = to a greater or lesser degree.
    * en menor grado = to a lesser extent, to a lesser degree.
    * en sumo grado = in the extreme.
    * en tercer grado = in the third degree.
    * en un grado bastante aceptable = to a fair extent.
    * en un grado sumo = in the extreme.
    * escala que consta de nueve grados = nine-point scale.
    * girar 180 grados = move + 180 degrees.
    * grado centígrado (ºC) = degree centigrade (ºC).
    * grado de aceptación = acceptance rate.
    * grado de acidez = pH, ph value.
    * grado de adecuación = degree of fit.
    * grado de citación = citedness.
    * grado de cobertura = depth of coverage.
    * grado de coincidencia entre el tema de un documento y el tema de búsqueda = topicality.
    * grado de compleción = completeness.
    * grado de escepticismo = degree of skepticism.
    * grado de integración = scale of integration.
    * grado de no citación = uncitedness.
    * grado de pertinencia = recall tendency.
    * grado de precisión = degree of detail.
    * grado de proximidad entre dos = betweenness.
    * grado de relación = relatedness measure.
    * grado medio = middle grade.
    * grado superlativo = superlative.
    * hasta tal grado que = so much so that.
    * salón de grados = conference room.
    * tomarse Algo de buen grado = take + Nombre + in good humour.
    * un cierto grado de = a certain amount of, a modicum of.
    * vida + dar un giro de 180 grados = turn + Posesivo + life around.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (nivel, cantidad) degree

    el asunto se ha complicado en or (AmL) a tal grado... — things have become so complicated...

    en grado sumo: me preocupó en grado sumo it caused me great concern; nos complace en grado sumo comunicarle que... — it gives us great pleasure to inform you that...

    b) ( de parentesco) degree
    2) ( de escalafón) grade

    de buen/mal grado — willingly/unwillingly

    4)
    a) (Fís, Meteo) degree
    b) (Geog, Mat) degree
    c) (Vin) degree
    5)
    a) (esp AmL) (Educ) (curso, año) year
    b) ( título)
    * * *
    = degree, extent, index [indices/indexes, -pl.], magnitude, range, rate, scale, to what extent, grade, quotient, degree.

    Ex: This degree of standardisation is not the pattern outside of this specific area of application.

    Ex: The extent of searchable elements will vary from one data base to another.
    Ex: As job anxiety scores increased, job satisfaction indices decreased.
    Ex: Only those who have attempted to edit the proceedings of a conference can appreciate the magnitude and scope of such an enterprise.
    Ex: Overall, the library media specialists experienced stress in the mild to moderate range.
    Ex: Whether, in the future, the co-operatives will be able to fund appropriate developments at a sufficiently rapid rate remains an unanswered question.
    Ex: Various scales of relevance ratings may be established.
    Ex: Clearly an index must permit access to a document by its central theme, but, to what extent should access be provided to secondary or subsidiary topics considered within a document?.
    Ex: The project is concerned with the investigation of conditions of appointment for women librarians as well as the grades and salary scales assigned to library tasks.
    Ex: One reads, for instance, that a parameter in assessing the maximum period a user can be kept waiting is the 'aggravation quotient'.
    Ex: In cartography reference system is the method by which one can locate a place on a map, eg (a) degrees of latitude and longitude; (b) a grid reference.
    * alumno de cuarto grado = fourth grader.
    * asesinato en primer grado = first-degree murder.
    * bebida alcohólica con muchos grados = hard drink, hard liquor.
    * cada vez en mayor grado = ever-increasing.
    * cierto grado de = a degree of.
    * de buen grado = willing, good-humouredly, good-humoured, good-naturedly.
    * de grado básico = junior grade.
    * delito de menor grado = misdemeanour [misdimeanor, -USA].
    * de primer grado = in the first degree.
    * de segundo grado = second-degree, in the second degree.
    * el grado de = the extent of.
    * el grado de + Nombre = the breadth and depth of + Nombre.
    * el grado en que = the extent to which.
    * en cierto grado = something of.
    * en diferente grado = differing, in varying measures.
    * en distinto grado = in varying measures, differing, to varying degrees.
    * en diverso grado = to varying degrees.
    * en diversos grados = to varying extents.
    * en este grado = to this extent.
    * en grado mínimo = minimally.
    * en mayor grado = to a greater degree, a fortiori, to a greater extent, to a larger degree, to a larger extent.
    * en mayor o menor grado = to a greater or lesser degree.
    * en menor grado = to a lesser extent, to a lesser degree.
    * en sumo grado = in the extreme.
    * en tercer grado = in the third degree.
    * en un grado bastante aceptable = to a fair extent.
    * en un grado sumo = in the extreme.
    * escala que consta de nueve grados = nine-point scale.
    * girar 180 grados = move + 180 degrees.
    * grado centígrado (ºC) = degree centigrade (ºC).
    * grado de aceptación = acceptance rate.
    * grado de acidez = pH, ph value.
    * grado de adecuación = degree of fit.
    * grado de citación = citedness.
    * grado de cobertura = depth of coverage.
    * grado de coincidencia entre el tema de un documento y el tema de búsqueda = topicality.
    * grado de compleción = completeness.
    * grado de escepticismo = degree of skepticism.
    * grado de integración = scale of integration.
    * grado de no citación = uncitedness.
    * grado de pertinencia = recall tendency.
    * grado de precisión = degree of detail.
    * grado de proximidad entre dos = betweenness.
    * grado de relación = relatedness measure.
    * grado medio = middle grade.
    * grado superlativo = superlative.
    * hasta tal grado que = so much so that.
    * salón de grados = conference room.
    * tomarse Algo de buen grado = take + Nombre + in good humour.
    * un cierto grado de = a certain amount of, a modicum of.
    * vida + dar un giro de 180 grados = turn + Posesivo + life around.

    * * *
    A
    1 (nivel, cantidad) degree
    otro ejemplo del grado de confusión reinante another example of the degree of confusion that prevails
    depende del grado de libertad que tengan it depends on how much freedom o the degree of freedom they enjoy
    el asunto se ha complicado en or ( AmL) a tal grado que no le veo solución things have become so complicated that I can't see any solution
    en grado sumo: la noticia me preocupó en grado sumo the news worried me greatly o caused me great concern
    nos complace en grado sumo poder comunicarle que … it gives us great pleasure to be able to inform you that …
    son primos en segundo grado they are second cousins
    un oficial de grado superior a high-ranking officer
    medio1 (↑ medio (1))
    C
    (disposición): de buen grado readily, willingly, with good grace
    de mal grado reluctantly, unwillingly, with bad grace
    D
    estamos a tres grados bajo cero it's three degrees below zero, it's minus three degrees
    2 ( Geog, Mat) degree
    a un ángulo de 60 grados at an angle of 60 degrees, at a 60° angle
    25 grados de latitud/longitud 25 degrees latitude/longitude
    3 ( Vin) degree
    un vino de 12 grados a 12% proof wine
    Compuestos:
    grado centígrado or Celsius
    degree centigrade o Celsius
    degree Fahrenheit
    E
    1 ( esp AmL) ( Educ) (curso, año) year, grade ( AmE), form ( BrE)
    2
    (título): tiene el grado de licenciado he has a college degree ( AmE), he has a university degree ( BrE)
    F ( Ling) degree
    grado positivo/comparativo positive/comparative degree
    G ( Der) stage
    el juicio se halla en grado de apelación/revisión the trial is at the appeal/review stage
    * * *

     

    grado sustantivo masculino
    1 ( en general) degree;

    grado centígrado or Celsius/Fahrenheit degree centigrade o Celsius/Fahrenheit;
    el grado de confusión reinante the degree of confusion that prevails;
    en grado sumo extremely
    2 ( de escalafón) grade;
    (Mil) rank
    3 ( disposición):
    de buen/mal grado willingly/unwillingly

    4
    a) (esp AmL) (Educ) (curso, año) year

    b) ( título):

    tiene el grado de licenciado he has a college (AmE) o (BrE) university degree

    grado sustantivo masculino
    1 degree
    2 Mil rank
    3 (gusto, voluntad) desire, will
    ♦ Locuciones: de buen/mal grado, willingly/reluctantly
    ' grado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    categoría
    - coeficiente
    - colmo
    - ecuación
    - insolación
    - jerarquía
    - mayor
    - medida
    - menor
    - menos
    - mínimamente
    - poder
    - punto
    - superior
    - décima
    - enfadado
    - enfadar
    - enojado
    - enojar
    - extensión
    - grande
    English:
    accurately
    - degree
    - extent
    - extreme
    - first-degree
    - grace
    - grade
    - grind
    - insofar
    - may
    - optimum
    - point
    - rank
    - registrar
    - subaltern
    - commission
    - freely
    - lesser
    * * *
    grado nm
    1. [de temperatura] degree
    grado Celsius degree Celsius;
    grado centígrado degree centigrade;
    grado Fahrenheit degree Fahrenheit;
    grado Kelvin kelvin
    2. [de alcohol]
    ¿cuántos grados tiene ese whisky? how strong is that whisky?;
    alcohol de 90 grados 90 degree proof alcohol
    3. [índice, nivel] degree;
    el candidato mostró un alto grado de preparación the candidate was very well prepared;
    un fenómeno que afecta en menor grado a las ciudades a phenomenon that affects cities to a lesser extent o degree;
    eso depende del grado de intransigencia de la gente that depends on how prepared people are to compromise;
    están examinando su grado de ceguera they're checking to see how blind she is;
    la situación empeoró en tal o Am [m5]a tal grado que… the situation deteriorated to such a degree o to such an extent that…;
    en grado sumo greatly
    4. [en escala] degree;
    quemaduras de primer grado first-degree burns;
    asesinato en segundo grado second-degree murder
    5. [rango] grade;
    es primo mío en segundo grado he's my second cousin
    6. Mil rank
    7. Educ [año] year, class, US grade
    8. Educ [título] degree;
    obtuvo el grado de doctor he obtained his doctorate
    9. Ling degree
    grado comparativo comparative degree;
    grado superlativo superlative degree
    10. Mat [de ángulo] degree
    11. Mat [de ecuación]
    una ecuación de segundo grado a quadratic equation
    12. [voluntad]
    hacer algo de buen/mal grado to do sth willingly/unwillingly;
    te lo prestaré de buen grado I'd be happy to lend it to you
    * * *
    m
    1 degree;
    2
    :
    de buen grado with good grace, readily;
    de mal grado with bad grace, reluctantly
    * * *
    grado nm
    1) : degree (in meteorology and mathematics)
    grado centígrado: degree centigrade
    2) : extent, level, degree
    en grado sumo: greatly, to the highest degree
    3) rango: rank
    4) : year, class (in education)
    5)
    de buen grado : willingly, readily
    * * *
    grado n degree

    Spanish-English dictionary > grado

  • 5 satisfacción

    f.
    1 satisfaction, pleasure, contentment, relish.
    2 fulfillment, satisfied feeling.
    3 reparation.
    * * *
    1 (gen) satisfaction
    2 (cumplimiento) fulfilment (US fulfillment)
    \
    a satisfacción de to the satisfaction of
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=placer) satisfaction

    satisfacción laboral, satisfacción profesional — job satisfaction

    2) [de ofensa] (=compensación) satisfaction, redress; (=disculpa) apology
    3)

    satisfacción de sí mismo — self-satisfaction, smugness

    * * *
    1) (agrado, placer) satisfaction
    2)
    a) (de necesidad, deseo) satisfaction, fulfillment*
    b) ( por ofensa) satisfaction
    c) ( de deuda) payment, settlement
    * * *
    = satisfaction, gratification.
    Ex. Data retrieval involves the satisfaction of a request for information by providing the information as a direct answer to the question.
    Ex. It is the 'intellectual challenge' and the ' gratification of providing personal assistance' that constitute the attraction of reference librarianship.
    ----
    * buscar satisfacción = seek + satisfaction.
    * con satisfacción = contentedly.
    * índice de satisfacción = fill rate, satisfaction rating.
    * merecerse una satisfacción = deserve + a little something.
    * mostrar satisfacción = express + satisfaction.
    * nivel de satisfacción del usuario = user satisfaction.
    * obtener satisfacción = derive + satisfaction, gain + satisfaction, derive + gratification, obtain + satisfaction.
    * porcentaje de satisfacción de consultas imprecisas = browsers' fill rate.
    * satisfacción de haber hecho algo bien = sense of accomplishment, sense of achievement.
    * satisfacción en el trabajo = job satisfaction, work satisfaction.
    * satisfacción inmediata = instant gratification.
    * satisfacción personal = personal satisfaction, ego satisfaction.
    * satisfacción profesional = professional satisfaction, job satisfaction, work satisfaction.
    * tasa de satisfacción = satisfaction rating.
    * * *
    1) (agrado, placer) satisfaction
    2)
    a) (de necesidad, deseo) satisfaction, fulfillment*
    b) ( por ofensa) satisfaction
    c) ( de deuda) payment, settlement
    * * *
    = satisfaction, gratification.

    Ex: Data retrieval involves the satisfaction of a request for information by providing the information as a direct answer to the question.

    Ex: It is the 'intellectual challenge' and the ' gratification of providing personal assistance' that constitute the attraction of reference librarianship.
    * buscar satisfacción = seek + satisfaction.
    * con satisfacción = contentedly.
    * índice de satisfacción = fill rate, satisfaction rating.
    * merecerse una satisfacción = deserve + a little something.
    * mostrar satisfacción = express + satisfaction.
    * nivel de satisfacción del usuario = user satisfaction.
    * obtener satisfacción = derive + satisfaction, gain + satisfaction, derive + gratification, obtain + satisfaction.
    * porcentaje de satisfacción de consultas imprecisas = browsers' fill rate.
    * satisfacción de haber hecho algo bien = sense of accomplishment, sense of achievement.
    * satisfacción en el trabajo = job satisfaction, work satisfaction.
    * satisfacción inmediata = instant gratification.
    * satisfacción personal = personal satisfaction, ego satisfaction.
    * satisfacción profesional = professional satisfaction, job satisfaction, work satisfaction.
    * tasa de satisfacción = satisfaction rating.

    * * *
    A (agrado, placer) satisfaction
    la satisfacción del deber cumplido the satisfaction of a job well done
    esperamos que sea de su entera satisfacción we hope it will be to your complete satisfaction
    lo demostró a mi entera satisfacción I was completely satisfied, he proved it to my complete satisfaction
    es una satisfacción para mí el poder ayudarte it is a pleasure to be able to help you
    recibió con satisfacción la noticia she was pleased when she heard the news
    nuestros hijos no nos han dado más que satisfacciones our children have given us every reason to be proud of them
    lo hizo sólo por darme una satisfacción he did it just to please me
    B
    1 (de una necesidad, deseo) satisfaction, fulfillment*
    2 (por una ofensa) satisfaction
    exijo una satisfacción I demand satisfaction
    3 (de una deuda) payment, settlement
    * * *

    satisfacción sustantivo femenino
    satisfaction;

    es una satisfacción para mí estar aquí it is a pleasure to be here
    satisfacción sustantivo femenino
    1 satisfaction: fue una enorme satisfacción para nosotros..., it was a great pleasure for us...
    tuve la satisfacción de decirle que había ganado, I had the satisfaction o pleasure of telling him that he was the winner
    2 (de un deseo) satisfaction, fulfilment, US fulfillment of a desire
    3 (deuda moral) te exijo una satisfacción por haberme hecho esperar tanto tiempo, I demand an apology for having had to wait for so long
    4 (recompensa) Juan se merece una satisfacción por haber aprobado el curso, Juan deserves a little sthg for having passed his exams

    ' satisfacción' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bienestar
    - de
    - acoger
    - cumplir
    - gratificación
    - ilusión
    - placer
    - relamerse
    English:
    content
    - flushed
    - gratification
    - indulgence
    - job satisfaction
    - satisfaction
    - sense
    - smirk
    - smugness
    - achievement
    - chortle
    - contented
    - contentment
    - satisfied
    - settlement
    * * *
    1. [agrado, gusto] satisfaction;
    espero que todo sea de su satisfacción o [m5] esté a su satisfacción I hope everything is to your satisfaction;
    ha sido una satisfacción poder ayudaros I'm glad I've been able to help you;
    me dio mucha satisfacción I found it very satisfying;
    darle a alguien la satisfacción de hacer algo to give sb the satisfaction of doing sth;
    darse la satisfacción de hacer algo to allow oneself the pleasure of doing sth;
    nos mostró sus trofeos con satisfacción he took great pleasure in showing us his trophies;
    sentir una gran satisfacción personal to feel a sense of fulfilment o satisfaction
    satisfacción del cliente customer satisfaction
    2. [de deseo] fulfilment;
    el viaje era la satisfacción de sus sueños the trip was the fulfilment of her dreams
    3. [de ofensa, daño] satisfaction
    4. [de deuda] payment, settlement
    * * *
    f satisfaction;
    se acabó a mi satisfacción it ended to my satisfaction, it ended satisfactorily;
    dar satisfacción give satisfaction
    * * *
    satisfacción nf, pl - ciones : satisfaction
    * * *
    1. (en general) satisfaction
    2. (placer) pleasure

    Spanish-English dictionary > satisfacción

  • 6 sexual

    adj.
    1 sexual.
    educación/vida sexual sex education/life
    2 gamic.
    * * *
    1 (gen) sex; (relaciones) sexual
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ sexual, sex antes de s
    * * *
    adjetivo <relaciones/órganos/comportamiento> sexual; <educación/vida> sex (before n)
    * * *
    = sexual.
    Ex. The authentic name of ethnic, national, religious, social, or sexual groups should be established if such a name is determinable.
    ----
    * abstinencia sexual = sexual abstinence.
    * abuso sexual = sexual abuse, molestation.
    * acosador sexual = sex pest.
    * acoso sexual = sexual harassment.
    * acto sexual = sexual act.
    * agresión sexual = sexual assault, molestation.
    * apetito sexual = sex drive, libido, sexual desire.
    * atractivo sexual = sexiness, mojo, sex appeal.
    * ciclo sexual femenino = menstrual cycle.
    * delincuente sexual = sex offender, nonce.
    * delito sexual = sex crime.
    * deseo sexual = sexual desire.
    * disfunción sexual = sexual dysfunction.
    * disfunción sexual de la mujer = female sexual dysfunction.
    * disfunción sexual femenina = female sexual dysfunction.
    * encanto sexual = mojo, sex appeal.
    * excitación sexual = sexual arousal.
    * falta de ética profesional sexual = sexual misconduct.
    * favor sexual = sexual favour.
    * impotencia sexual = sexual impotence.
    * insulto sexual = sexual insult.
    * juguete sexual = sex toy.
    * maníaco sexual = sex maniac.
    * obseso sexual = sex pest.
    * órgano sexual = sexual organ, sex organ.
    * placer sexual = sexual pleasure.
    * prácticas sexuales = sexual mores.
    * preliminares sexuales = foreplay.
    * prolegómenos sexuales = foreplay.
    * relación sexual = sexual relationship.
    * relación sexual sin protección = unprotected sex.
    * reproducción sexual = sexual reproduction.
    * revolución sexual, la = sexual revolution, the.
    * tener relaciones sexuales con = have + intercourse with.
    * vida sexual = sex life.
    * * *
    adjetivo <relaciones/órganos/comportamiento> sexual; <educación/vida> sex (before n)
    * * *

    Ex: The authentic name of ethnic, national, religious, social, or sexual groups should be established if such a name is determinable.

    * abstinencia sexual = sexual abstinence.
    * abuso sexual = sexual abuse, molestation.
    * acosador sexual = sex pest.
    * acoso sexual = sexual harassment.
    * acto sexual = sexual act.
    * agresión sexual = sexual assault, molestation.
    * apetito sexual = sex drive, libido, sexual desire.
    * atractivo sexual = sexiness, mojo, sex appeal.
    * ciclo sexual femenino = menstrual cycle.
    * delincuente sexual = sex offender, nonce.
    * delito sexual = sex crime.
    * deseo sexual = sexual desire.
    * disfunción sexual = sexual dysfunction.
    * disfunción sexual de la mujer = female sexual dysfunction.
    * disfunción sexual femenina = female sexual dysfunction.
    * encanto sexual = mojo, sex appeal.
    * excitación sexual = sexual arousal.
    * falta de ética profesional sexual = sexual misconduct.
    * favor sexual = sexual favour.
    * impotencia sexual = sexual impotence.
    * insulto sexual = sexual insult.
    * juguete sexual = sex toy.
    * maníaco sexual = sex maniac.
    * obseso sexual = sex pest.
    * órgano sexual = sexual organ, sex organ.
    * placer sexual = sexual pleasure.
    * prácticas sexuales = sexual mores.
    * preliminares sexuales = foreplay.
    * prolegómenos sexuales = foreplay.
    * relación sexual = sexual relationship.
    * relación sexual sin protección = unprotected sex.
    * reproducción sexual = sexual reproduction.
    * revolución sexual, la = sexual revolution, the.
    * tener relaciones sexuales con = have + intercourse with.
    * vida sexual = sex life.

    * * *
    ‹relaciones/órganos/comportamiento› sexual acto, educación
    * * *

    sexual adjetivo ‹relaciones/órganos/comportamiento sexual;
    educación/vida sex ( before n)
    sexual adjetivo sexual
    acoso/discriminación sexual, sexual harassment/discrimination
    vida sexual, sex life
    ' sexual' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abuso
    - acoso
    - acto
    - cohabitación
    - continencia
    - depravada
    - depravado
    - deseo
    - eros
    - ETS
    - excitación
    - provocar
    - sadismo
    - salpicar
    - sexo
    - tocamiento
    - violación
    - violador
    - amor
    - chingar
    - excitar
    - fácil
    - inclinación
    - maniaco
    - propasarse
    - pudor
    - relación
    - seducir
    - seductor
    English:
    climax
    - drive
    - hanky-panky
    - harassment
    - mate
    - outrage
    - pervert
    - sex crime
    - sex education
    - sex offender
    - sex-appeal
    - sex-crazed
    - sex-mad
    - sexlife
    - sexual
    - sexual assault
    - sexual harrassment
    - sexual intercourse
    - sexually
    - straight
    - vibrator
    - abuse
    - assault
    - intercourse
    - lust
    - overture
    - pass
    - potency
    - rape
    - relation
    - romp
    - sex
    - spicy
    - urge
    * * *
    sexual adj
    sexual;
    educación/vida sexual sex education/life
    * * *
    adj sexual
    * * *
    sexual adj
    : sexual, sex
    educación sexual: sex education
    sexualmente adv
    * * *
    sexual adj
    1. (en general) sexual
    2. (órganos, vida) sex

    Spanish-English dictionary > sexual

  • 7 hartura

    f.
    1 satiety, fullness beyond desire or pleasure, glut.
    2 plenty, abundance (abundancia).
    3 surfeit, fullness, saturation, repletion.
    4 tediousness, boredom.
    * * *
    1 (hartazgo) bellyful
    2 (abundancia) abundance, plenty, glut
    3 figurado (deseo etc) fulfilment (US fulfillment)
    \
    ¡qué hartura! what a drag!
    tener una hartura de algo to be fed up with something
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=cansancio)

    otra vez fútbol, ¡qué hartura! — football again, I'm fed up with it! o I'm sick of it! *

    2) (=hartazgo)
    3) frm (=abundancia) abundance, plenty

    con hartura — in abundance, in plenty

    * * *

    hartura sustantivo femenino bellyful
    * * *
    1) : surfeit
    2) : abundance, plenty

    Spanish-English dictionary > hartura

  • 8 desganar

    v.
    1 to deprive of the idea, desire, or pleasure of doing something.
    2 to do with reluctance what was done before with pleasure.
    3 to lose the appetite or desire for food.
    4 to bore.
    * * *
    1 (quitar el apetito) to spoil the appetite of
    2 (quitar las ganas) to turn off
    1 (perder el apetito) to lose one's appetite
    2 (perder el interés) to lose interest (de, in), go off (de, -)
    * * *
    vt
    to take away the desire of

    Spanish-English dictionary > desganar

  • 9 Dimensión Desconocida

    Ex. For some folks chocolate is a guilty pleasure, others like candy but mine comes from 1959-1964: The Twilight Zone.
    * * *

    Ex: For some folks chocolate is a guilty pleasure, others like candy but mine comes from 1959-1964: The Twilight Zone.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Dimensión Desconocida

  • 10 a

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 11 a gusto de

    = to the liking of, at the pleasure of
    Ex. He made it clear that this was not entirely to his liking, though his audience.
    Ex. A private press is a printing press that issues small editions at the pleasure of its owner, not necessarily for financial gain.
    * * *
    = to the liking of, at the pleasure of

    Ex: He made it clear that this was not entirely to his liking, though his audience.

    Ex: A private press is a printing press that issues small editions at the pleasure of its owner, not necessarily for financial gain.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a gusto de

  • 12 a mano

    adj.
    at hand, within reach.
    adv.
    1 by hand, manually.
    2 at hand, at close hand, on hand, near at hand.
    * * *
    (escrito) handwritten, by hand 2 (hecho) handmade, by hand 3 (lavado) by hand 4 (cerca) to hand, handy, near
    * * *
    = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach
    Ex. A screen is displayed which allows scanning of the bar-coded numbers or entry of the numbers by hand.
    Ex. Title indexes of this type could be generated manually, but they are particularly easy to produce with the aide of a computer.
    Ex. An earlier leakage had prompted library staff to make arrangements with a nearby firm of book conservation specialists in the event of a further disaster.
    Ex. The desire soon dies away and the book is forgotten if copies are not handy = El deseo pronto muere y el libro se olvida si no hay ejemplares a mano.
    Ex. It is well worth the trouble to examine and negotiate financial matters with NGOs within reach in the country or the region to take advantage of their various assitance policies.
    Ex. Local catalogues are of great value in showing at a glance the contents of libraries within easy reach.
    * * *
    = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach

    Ex: A screen is displayed which allows scanning of the bar-coded numbers or entry of the numbers by hand.

    Ex: Title indexes of this type could be generated manually, but they are particularly easy to produce with the aide of a computer.
    Ex: An earlier leakage had prompted library staff to make arrangements with a nearby firm of book conservation specialists in the event of a further disaster.
    Ex: The desire soon dies away and the book is forgotten if copies are not handy = El deseo pronto muere y el libro se olvida si no hay ejemplares a mano.
    Ex: It is well worth the trouble to examine and negotiate financial matters with NGOs within reach in the country or the region to take advantage of their various assitance policies.
    Ex: Local catalogues are of great value in showing at a glance the contents of libraries within easy reach.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a mano

  • 13 a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre

    = for all + Posesivo + Nombre
    Ex. For all our catholicity, freedom and desire to serve all who can be served there is a distinct difference between the library as an indiscriminate universal provider and the library as an instrument for the creation of whole personalities.
    * * *
    = for all + Posesivo + Nombre

    Ex: For all our catholicity, freedom and desire to serve all who can be served there is a distinct difference between the library as an indiscriminate universal provider and the library as an instrument for the creation of whole personalities.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre

  • 14 a voluntad

    adv.
    at will, ad lib, at pleasure, whenever one wants.
    * * *
    at will
    * * *
    Ex. Once having got into the system, he or she can switch from database to database at will.
    * * *

    Ex: Once having got into the system, he or she can switch from database to database at will.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a voluntad

  • 15 abandonarse a

    v.
    1 to abandon oneself to, to give in to, to give oneself over to, to give oneself up to.
    Ellos se abandonaron al placer They abandoned themselves to pleasure.
    2 to abandon oneself to, to surrender oneself to, to give oneself over to.
    Ella se abandonó al amor She gave herself over to love.
    * * *
    * * *
    (v.) = abandon + Reflexivo + to
    Ex. Towards the end, abandoning himself to corruption and pleasure, the emperor ceased to be concerned about the welfare of the people.
    * * *
    (v.) = abandon + Reflexivo + to

    Ex: Towards the end, abandoning himself to corruption and pleasure, the emperor ceased to be concerned about the welfare of the people.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abandonarse a

  • 16 abarrotado de

    (adj.) = teeming with, bursting with, jam-packed (with), filled to capacity
    Ex. In teaching session after teaching session, day after day, school tasks are administered through textbooks, instruction manuals, reference works, etc -- tomes teeming with problems for the pupils to solve.
    Ex. It is a great pleasure to welcome you to a country bursting with pride and energy.
    Ex. This week is looking to be quite a jam packed, event-filled, extravaganza!.
    Ex. If a class is filled to capacity, please contact the secretary and ask to be put on a waiting list.
    * * *
    (adj.) = teeming with, bursting with, jam-packed (with), filled to capacity

    Ex: In teaching session after teaching session, day after day, school tasks are administered through textbooks, instruction manuals, reference works, etc -- tomes teeming with problems for the pupils to solve.

    Ex: It is a great pleasure to welcome you to a country bursting with pride and energy.
    Ex: This week is looking to be quite a jam packed, event-filled, extravaganza!.
    Ex: If a class is filled to capacity, please contact the secretary and ask to be put on a waiting list.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abarrotado de

  • 17 abrasar

    v.
    1 to burn down (quemar) (casa, bosque).
    el sol abrasó los campos the sun parched the fields
    El aire caliente abrasaba su garganta The hot air burned his throat.
    2 to be boiling hot.
    este sol abrasa the sun is really hot today
    3 to consume.
    La pasión lo consumía Passion consumed him...
    * * *
    1 (quemar) to burn, scorch
    2 (calentar) overheat
    1 to burn (up)
    1 to burn
    \
    abrasarse de amores figurado to be madly in love
    abrasarse de calor figurado to be sweltering
    abrasarse de sed figurado to be parched
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=quemar) to burn (up); [con lejía] to scorch
    2) [+ plantas] [sol] to dry up, parch; [viento] to sear; [helada] to cut, nip
    3) (=derrochar) to squander, waste
    4) (=avergonzar) to fill with shame
    2.
    VI
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( quemar) to burn
    b) bebida to scald, burn; comida to burn
    c) (liter) pasión to consume (liter)
    2.
    abrasar vi sol to burn, scorch
    3.
    abrasarse v pron bosque to be burned (down); planta to get scorched

    se abrasaba en deseo — (liter) he was aflame with desire (liter)

    * * *
    = scorch, sear, singe, consume, burn, scald.
    Ex. If badly affected, spots run together, and leaves appear scorched.
    Ex. Searing meat is the process for caramelising the sugars present in meat and forming an aesthetic crust around its surface.
    Ex. Soon Frank's shoulders baked, and he could feel the day's heat singeing his cheeks and forehead.
    Ex. Her eyes were dry and her head bleary from spending all week totally consumed with work.
    Ex. In Italy, Mussoline was burning books and suppressing libraries with appalling regularity.
    Ex. In the morning my shower started to splurt out boiling water, scalding my head so badly it has blistered.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( quemar) to burn
    b) bebida to scald, burn; comida to burn
    c) (liter) pasión to consume (liter)
    2.
    abrasar vi sol to burn, scorch
    3.
    abrasarse v pron bosque to be burned (down); planta to get scorched

    se abrasaba en deseo — (liter) he was aflame with desire (liter)

    * * *
    = scorch, sear, singe, consume, burn, scald.

    Ex: If badly affected, spots run together, and leaves appear scorched.

    Ex: Searing meat is the process for caramelising the sugars present in meat and forming an aesthetic crust around its surface.
    Ex: Soon Frank's shoulders baked, and he could feel the day's heat singeing his cheeks and forehead.
    Ex: Her eyes were dry and her head bleary from spending all week totally consumed with work.
    Ex: In Italy, Mussoline was burning books and suppressing libraries with appalling regularity.
    Ex: In the morning my shower started to splurt out boiling water, scalding my head so badly it has blistered.

    * * *
    abrasar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 (quemar) to burn
    cuatro personas murieron abrasadas four people were burned to death
    2 «bebida» to scald, burn; «comida» to burn
    3 ( liter); «pasión» to consume ( liter)
    ■ abrasar
    vi
    «sol» to burn, scorch
    este café abrasa this coffee is very hot, this coffee's boiling (hot) ( colloq)
    «bosque» to be burned (down); «planta» to get scorched
    nos abrasábamos en aquella habitación we were sweltering in that room
    se abrasaba en deseo ( liter); he was aflame with desire ( liter)
    * * *

    abrasar ( conjugate abrasar) verbo transitivo



    [ comida] to burn
    verbo intransitivo [ sol] to burn, scorch
    abrasarse verbo pronominal [ bosque] to be burned (down);
    [ planta] to get scorched;

    abrasar verbo transitivo & verbo intransitivo to scorch

    ' abrasar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    calcinar
    English:
    scorch
    - sear
    * * *
    vt
    1. [quemar] [casa, bosque] to burn down;
    [persona, mano, garganta] to burn
    2. [desecar] to scorch;
    el sol abrasó los campos the sun parched the fields
    3. [consumir] to consume;
    lo abrasaba el deseo he was consumed by desire
    vi
    [café, sopa] to be boiling hot;
    este sol abrasa the sun is really hot today
    * * *
    I v/t burn
    II v/i
    1 del sol be scorching
    2 de bebida, comida be boiling hot
    * * *
    quemar: to burn, to sear, to scorch
    * * *
    1. (quemar) to burn [pt. & pp. burnt]
    2. (estar muy caliente) to be boiling hot

    Spanish-English dictionary > abrasar

  • 18 abrir nuevas fronteras

    (v.) = forge + new frontiers
    Ex. Both artists and scientists share an 'affinity' for experimentation and a desire to forge new frontiers in their fields.
    * * *
    (v.) = forge + new frontiers

    Ex: Both artists and scientists share an 'affinity' for experimentation and a desire to forge new frontiers in their fields.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abrir nuevas fronteras

  • 19 abrir nuevos horizontes

    (v.) = open + new realms, forge + new frontiers
    Ex. The article 'Unbeatable booktalks' describes how arranging booktalks around nonfiction titles has opened new realms.
    Ex. Both artists and scientists share an 'affinity' for experimentation and a desire to forge new frontiers in their fields.
    * * *
    (v.) = open + new realms, forge + new frontiers

    Ex: The article 'Unbeatable booktalks' describes how arranging booktalks around nonfiction titles has opened new realms.

    Ex: Both artists and scientists share an 'affinity' for experimentation and a desire to forge new frontiers in their fields.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abrir nuevos horizontes

  • 20 acorralado

    adj.
    cornered, shut-in, at bay, pent-up.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: acorralar.
    * * *
    1→ link=acorralar acorralar
    1 cornered (ganado) penned in, rounded up
    * * *
    = up against the wall, with + Posesivo + back against the wall, at bay, hunted down.
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Up against the wall: highlights of the Detroit Conference, American Library Association, June 27-July 3'.
    Ex. With his back against the wall, he might judge that he had little choice but to use his weapons of mass destruction in a last-ditch attempt to save his country.
    Ex. In this new book, he is still at bay, pursued by the hounds of desire and anxiety in a literary world ever more crass.
    Ex. It is the same painful image of a hunted down woman losing her senses and led by shreds of twisted logic.
    ----
    * sentirse acorralado = Posesivo + back + be + against the wall.
    * * *
    = up against the wall, with + Posesivo + back against the wall, at bay, hunted down.

    Ex: The article is entitled ' Up against the wall: highlights of the Detroit Conference, American Library Association, June 27-July 3'.

    Ex: With his back against the wall, he might judge that he had little choice but to use his weapons of mass destruction in a last-ditch attempt to save his country.
    Ex: In this new book, he is still at bay, pursued by the hounds of desire and anxiety in a literary world ever more crass.
    Ex: It is the same painful image of a hunted down woman losing her senses and led by shreds of twisted logic.
    * sentirse acorralado = Posesivo + back + be + against the wall.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acorralado

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