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  • 1 Oló mi dá firé égbagbó léri ayá kuá:

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  • 2 apagar

    v.
    1 to put out (fuego, incendio).
    apagar el fuego de la cocina to turn o switch off the cooker
    “por favor apaguen sus cigarrillos” “please extinguish your cigarettes”
    2 to quench.
    El agua apaga la sed Water quenches thirst.
    3 to turn off, to close down, to put out, to shut down.
    María apaga la lámpara Mary turns off the lamp.
    4 to extinguish, to quench, to put out, to douse.
    El agua apaga el fuego Water puts out the fire.
    5 to blow out.
    Ricardo apagó la candela de un soplido Richard blew out the candle at a blow.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ LLEGAR], like link=llegar llegar
    1 (fuego) to extinguish, put out
    2 (luz) to turn out, turn off, put out
    3 (televisión etc) to switch off, turn off
    4 (color) to soften
    5 figurado (dolor) to soothe; (pena) to heal
    6 figurado (sed) to quench
    1 (luz) to go out; (televisión) to go off
    2 (emoción) to fade, wane
    3 figurado (morirse) to pass away
    \
    apaga y vámonos let's call it a day
    * * *
    verb
    1) to turn off, switch off
    2) put out, blow out
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ fuego, vela, cerilla] to put out; [soplando] to blow out

    apagó el cigarrillo en el cenicerohe put out o stubbed out his cigarette in the ashtray

    por favor, apaguen sus cigarrillos — please extinguish all cigarettes

    - entonces apaga y vámonos
    2) (Elec) to turn off, switch off

    apaga la luz/tele — turn o switch the light/TV off

    apagar el sistema — (Inform) to close o shut down the system

    3) [+ sed] to quench
    4) [+ ira] to calm; [+ rencor] to pacify
    5) [+ dolor] to take away, soothe
    6) [+ sonido] to muffle, deaden; (Mús) to mute
    7) [+ color] to tone down, soften
    8) [+ cal] to slake
    9) And, Caribe [+ arma de fuego] to empty, discharge
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) <luz/televisión/motor> to turn off, switch off; <cigarrillo/fuego> to put out, extinguish (frml); <vela/cerilla> to put out; ( soplando) to blow out
    2) (liter) < sed> to quench; < ira> to appease (liter)
    2.
    apagarse v pron
    1) luz/fuego/vela to go out

    se ha apagado el brillo de sus ojos — (liter) the sparkle has gone out of her eyes

    2) (liter) ira to abate; pasión to fade; entusiasmo/fervor to wane
    * * *
    = turn off, quench, snub out, extinguish, dim, snuff out, snuff, dampen, stamp out.
    Ex. Trapping must be turned off by hand when the document has been picked up by the borrower.
    Ex. By such mutual assistance, the wits and endeavours of the world may no longer be as so many scattered coals, or firebrands, which, for want of union are soon quenched, whereas, being but laid together, they would have yielded a comfortable light and heat.
    Ex. 'Who will tell her?' 'I'll take care of that,' responded the principal with acerbity, snubbing out her cigarette.
    Ex. His sudden gust of audacity was quickly extinguished by her words and by her glance.
    Ex. At first, analyzing the way he went about his work eroded his confidence, threw him off balance, dimmed some of his energetic spirit.
    Ex. The producer did a 'hatchet job' on the film, substantially dumbing down the project and snuffing out any subtlety or nuance.
    Ex. Perhaps it was his hunger for precision and philosophical truth that snuffed the literary flame in Musil.
    Ex. Ten years ago ambition abounded; now risk-taking is out of style and vanguardism has been dampened by a pervasive enthusiasm for the past.
    Ex. The existence of the Internet and World Wide Web has made it almost impossible to stamp out crimes committed by hackers.
    ----
    * apagar el ardor = dampen + Posesivo + ardor.
    * apagar el entusiasmo = dampen + Posesivo + ardor.
    * apagar el fuego = put out + the flames.
    * apagar la cal = slake + lime.
    * apagar la cal viva = slake + quicklime.
    * apagar la luz = turn + the light off.
    * apagar la sed = slake + Posesivo + thirst.
    * apagarse = subside.
    * apagar un fuego = extinguish + fire, put down + fire.
    * apagar un fuego con los pies = stomp out + fire.
    * fuego + apagar = fire + be out.
    * luz + apagarse = light + go out.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) <luz/televisión/motor> to turn off, switch off; <cigarrillo/fuego> to put out, extinguish (frml); <vela/cerilla> to put out; ( soplando) to blow out
    2) (liter) < sed> to quench; < ira> to appease (liter)
    2.
    apagarse v pron
    1) luz/fuego/vela to go out

    se ha apagado el brillo de sus ojos — (liter) the sparkle has gone out of her eyes

    2) (liter) ira to abate; pasión to fade; entusiasmo/fervor to wane
    * * *
    = turn off, quench, snub out, extinguish, dim, snuff out, snuff, dampen, stamp out.

    Ex: Trapping must be turned off by hand when the document has been picked up by the borrower.

    Ex: By such mutual assistance, the wits and endeavours of the world may no longer be as so many scattered coals, or firebrands, which, for want of union are soon quenched, whereas, being but laid together, they would have yielded a comfortable light and heat.
    Ex: 'Who will tell her?' 'I'll take care of that,' responded the principal with acerbity, snubbing out her cigarette.
    Ex: His sudden gust of audacity was quickly extinguished by her words and by her glance.
    Ex: At first, analyzing the way he went about his work eroded his confidence, threw him off balance, dimmed some of his energetic spirit.
    Ex: The producer did a 'hatchet job' on the film, substantially dumbing down the project and snuffing out any subtlety or nuance.
    Ex: Perhaps it was his hunger for precision and philosophical truth that snuffed the literary flame in Musil.
    Ex: Ten years ago ambition abounded; now risk-taking is out of style and vanguardism has been dampened by a pervasive enthusiasm for the past.
    Ex: The existence of the Internet and World Wide Web has made it almost impossible to stamp out crimes committed by hackers.
    * apagar el ardor = dampen + Posesivo + ardor.
    * apagar el entusiasmo = dampen + Posesivo + ardor.
    * apagar el fuego = put out + the flames.
    * apagar la cal = slake + lime.
    * apagar la cal viva = slake + quicklime.
    * apagar la luz = turn + the light off.
    * apagar la sed = slake + Posesivo + thirst.
    * apagarse = subside.
    * apagar un fuego = extinguish + fire, put down + fire.
    * apagar un fuego con los pies = stomp out + fire.
    * fuego + apagar = fire + be out.
    * luz + apagarse = light + go out.

    * * *
    apagar [A3 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹luz› to turn off, switch off, put out; ‹televisión/motor› to turn off, switch off
    apaga y vámonos ( Esp fam); let's call it a day ( colloq), let's jack it in ( BrE sl)
    2 ‹cigarrillo/fuego/incendio› to put out, extinguish ( frml); ‹vela/cerilla› to put out; (soplando) to blow out
    B ( liter); ‹sed› to quench; ‹ira› to appease ( liter)
    los años no habían apagado su pasión his passion had not faded o died with the years
    A «luz/fuego/vela» to go out
    la luz se apagó y se volvió a encender the light went out o off and came on again
    se ha apagado el brillo de sus ojos ( liter); the sparkle has gone out of her eyes
    B ( liter); «ira» to abate; «pasión» to fade; «entusiasmo» to wane
    se habían apagado los ánimos revolucionarios their revolutionary fervor had died down o waned
    su vida se va apagando lentamente his life is slowly ebbing away ( liter)
    * * *

     

    apagar ( conjugate apagar) verbo transitivoluz/televisión/motor to turn off, switch off;
    cigarrillo/fuego to put out;
    vela/cerilla to put out;
    ( soplando) to blow out
    apagarse verbo pronominal [luz/fuego/vela] to go out
    apagar vtr (un fuego) to put out
    (una luz, una radio, etc) to turn off, switch off
    (un color) to soften
    (la sed) to quench
    ' apagar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    desconectar
    - luz
    English:
    beat out
    - blow out
    - come forward
    - douse
    - extinguish
    - leave on
    - power down
    - put off
    - put out
    - quench
    - shut down
    - shut off
    - stub
    - switch off
    - turn off
    - turn out
    - black
    - blow
    - damp
    - dampen
    - put
    - shut
    - snuff
    - stamp
    - switch
    - turn
    * * *
    vt
    1. [luz] to switch off;
    [aparato] to turn o switch off;
    apaga el horno turn o switch off the oven;
    Informát
    apagar equipo [en menú] shut down
    2. [extinguir] [fuego, cigarrillo, vela] to put out;
    “por favor apaguen sus cigarrillos” “please extinguish your cigarettes”
    3. [reducir] [sed] to quench;
    [dolor] to get rid of; [color] to soften; [sonido] to muffle; [brillo] to dull
    vi
    Esp Fam
    ¡apaga y vámonos!: si eso es lo mejor que sabes hacer, ¡apaga y vámonos! if that's the best you can do we might as well forget it;
    si no quieren ayudarnos, ¡apaga y vámonos! if they don't want to help us, let's not waste any more time over it
    * * *
    v/t televisor, luz turn off; fuego put out; vela snuff, put out;
    apaga y vámonos we may as well call it a day
    * * *
    apagar {52} vt
    1) : to turn off, to shut off
    2) : to extinguish, to put out
    * * *
    apagar vb
    1. (luz, aparato) to turn off / to switch off
    2. (fuego, cigarrillo) to put out [pt. & pp. put]
    3. (vela) to blow out [pt. blew; pp. blown]

    Spanish-English dictionary > apagar

  • 3 camión de bomberos

    (n.) = fire truck, fire engine
    Ex. This is an imaginative story about a little boy who loves fire trucks.
    Ex. Two fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to a fire in a derelict swimming baths in Walnut Tree Road.
    * * *
    (n.) = fire truck, fire engine

    Ex: This is an imaginative story about a little boy who loves fire trucks.

    Ex: Two fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to a fire in a derelict swimming baths in Walnut Tree Road.

    Spanish-English dictionary > camión de bomberos

  • 4 coche de bomberos

    fire engine
    * * *
    fire engine, fire truck (AmE)
    * * *
    (n.) = fire engine, fire truck
    Ex. Two fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to a fire in a derelict swimming baths in Walnut Tree Road.
    Ex. This is an imaginative story about a little boy who loves fire trucks.
    * * *
    fire engine, fire truck (AmE)
    * * *
    (n.) = fire engine, fire truck

    Ex: Two fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to a fire in a derelict swimming baths in Walnut Tree Road.

    Ex: This is an imaginative story about a little boy who loves fire trucks.

    Spanish-English dictionary > coche de bomberos

  • 5 controlar

    v.
    1 to control.
    Pedro controla su vida al fin Peter controls his life at last.
    María controla a sus hijos con lástima Mary controls her kids through pity.
    2 to check.
    3 to watch, to keep an eye on.
    4 to take over, to control.
    María controla los negocios Mary takes over business.
    * * *
    1 (gen) to control
    2 (comprobar) to check
    1 (moderarse) to control oneself
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=dominar) [+ situación, emoción, balón, vehículo, inflación] to control

    los rebeldes controlan ya todo el país — the rebels now control the whole country, the rebels are now in control of the whole country

    no controlo muy bien ese tema* I'm not very hot on that subject *

    2) (=vigilar)

    contrólame al niño mientras yo estoy fuera* can you keep an eye on the child while I'm out

    controla que no hierva el café* make sure the coffee doesn't boil, see that the coffee doesn't boil

    3) (=regular) to control
    2.
    VI *
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( dominar) <nervios/impulsos/persona> to control
    2) ( vigilar) <inflación/proceso> to monitor

    controlar el peso/la línea — to watch one's weight/one's waistline

    3) ( regular) <presión/inflación> to control
    2.
    controlarse v pron
    1) ( dominarse) to control oneself
    2) ( vigilar) <peso/colesterol> to check, monitor
    * * *
    = control, get + command of, govern, keep + a rein on, keep within + bounds, monitor, regulate, peg, police, master, command, scourge, keep down + Nombre, stem + the tide of, bring under + control, hold in + line, gain + control (over/of), get + a grip on, hold + the reins of, corral, check up on, keep + tabs on, wield + control, hold + sway (over), wiretap [wire-tap], hold + the line, keep + a tight hold on, take + control of, stay on top of, stay in + control, rein in, hold + Nombre + in.
    Ex. These fields control the access to the main record and are all fixed length fields.
    Ex. The great storyteller, FC Sayers, having advised the beginner to 'steep himself in folklore until the elemental themes are part of himself,' explains how best to get command of a tale.
    Ex. It is not sufficient merely to describe the processes that govern the creation and generation of indexing and abstracting data.
    Ex. Cases keep discussion grounded on certain persistent facts that must be faced, and keep a realistic rein on airy flights of academic speculation.
    Ex. Costs can be kept within reasonable bounds if a method appropriate to the specific application is chosen.
    Ex. Ideally it should be possible to include some form of student assessment or to monitor the student's progress.
    Ex. Built into each operator are sets of instructions to the computer which regulate where the term must appear in the printed entries generated from the string, typefaces, and necessary punctuation.
    Ex. After a couple of months, I had his overall behavior pretty well pegged.
    Ex. For many centuries local authorities have been responsible for policing Weights and Measures Acts and regulations and, where a breach of legislation was uncovered, would prosecute in the criminal court.
    Ex. The library director strove to master his frustration.
    Ex. Very few engravers commanded the necessary artistry.
    Ex. The reference librarian must always resist an impulse to be glib; he must scourge and throttle his vanity; he must reach a conclusion rather than begin with it.
    Ex. Activities such as gardening or cookery are dealt with in many books in ways which go far beyond the simple keeping down of weeds or just filling empty stomachs.
    Ex. This article discusses some strategies that are being developed to stem the tide of losses caused worldwide by piracy.
    Ex. But the unions were able to add their weight to the authority of the parliamentary investigators in bringing the worst excesses of unregulated apprenticeship and of working conditions under control = No obstante, los sindicatos pudieron reforzar la autoridad de los investigadores parlamentarios para controlar los peores excesos que se cometían en el aprendizaje de un oficio y las condiciones laborales sin regularizar.
    Ex. The library staff consists of 6 professional librarians and 11 clerical workers, all of whom are held firmly in line by the forceful personality of the director, a retired military colonel.
    Ex. Gradually many of these conquerors came to realize that, although military might was necessary to gain control over an area, sheer force of arms was not sufficient to govern effectively.
    Ex. The article ' Getting a grip on change' argues that only by confronting the challenges and inevitability of change can libraries retain their relevancy in the information age.
    Ex. This trend may also be explained by the hegemony of those who hold the reins of international publication.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Microfilm retrieval system corrals paper flood for Ameritech publishing'.
    Ex. The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex. The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex. Influence and control is currently wielded by sterile professionals who are blind to the need to develop services beyond print.
    Ex. This ideology appealed widely to the librarian as well as the library user and held sway for nearly a quarter of a millennium when, in 1841, a catalytic event in the history of cataloging took place.
    Ex. The implementation of this system would enable law enforcement agencies to wiretap all digital communication.
    Ex. The standpatters argue, and the progressives agree, that the tax line must be held in the interest of attracting industry = Los conservadores proponen y los progresistas están de acuerdo en que se deben contener los impuestos para atraer a la industria.
    Ex. A study of telly-addicts has found that in 45 per cent of homes mums keep a tight hold on the remote control.
    Ex. Five years after they took control of war-ravaged Afghanistan, reconstruction remains a job half done.
    Ex. Adapting to change -- and staying on top of the changes -- is a huge key to success in industry.
    Ex. This section of the book is all about how to stay in control of your personal information.
    Ex. If librarians hope to rein in escalating periodical prices, they must become more assertive consumers.
    Ex. The longer a fart is held in, the larger the proportion of inert nitrogen it contains, because the other gases tend to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the walls of the intestine.
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    * controlar aún más = tighten + Posesivo + grip on.
    * controlar el presupuesto = control + the purse strings.
    * controlar la economía = control + the purse strings.
    * controlar las finanzas = control + the purse strings.
    * controlar la situación = tame + the beast.
    * controlar los gastos = control + costs, contain + costs.
    * controlarlo todo = have + a finger in every pie.
    * controlarse = command + Reflexivo, pace.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( dominar) <nervios/impulsos/persona> to control
    2) ( vigilar) <inflación/proceso> to monitor

    controlar el peso/la línea — to watch one's weight/one's waistline

    3) ( regular) <presión/inflación> to control
    2.
    controlarse v pron
    1) ( dominarse) to control oneself
    2) ( vigilar) <peso/colesterol> to check, monitor
    * * *
    = control, get + command of, govern, keep + a rein on, keep within + bounds, monitor, regulate, peg, police, master, command, scourge, keep down + Nombre, stem + the tide of, bring under + control, hold in + line, gain + control (over/of), get + a grip on, hold + the reins of, corral, check up on, keep + tabs on, wield + control, hold + sway (over), wiretap [wire-tap], hold + the line, keep + a tight hold on, take + control of, stay on top of, stay in + control, rein in, hold + Nombre + in.

    Ex: These fields control the access to the main record and are all fixed length fields.

    Ex: The great storyteller, FC Sayers, having advised the beginner to 'steep himself in folklore until the elemental themes are part of himself,' explains how best to get command of a tale.
    Ex: It is not sufficient merely to describe the processes that govern the creation and generation of indexing and abstracting data.
    Ex: Cases keep discussion grounded on certain persistent facts that must be faced, and keep a realistic rein on airy flights of academic speculation.
    Ex: Costs can be kept within reasonable bounds if a method appropriate to the specific application is chosen.
    Ex: Ideally it should be possible to include some form of student assessment or to monitor the student's progress.
    Ex: Built into each operator are sets of instructions to the computer which regulate where the term must appear in the printed entries generated from the string, typefaces, and necessary punctuation.
    Ex: After a couple of months, I had his overall behavior pretty well pegged.
    Ex: For many centuries local authorities have been responsible for policing Weights and Measures Acts and regulations and, where a breach of legislation was uncovered, would prosecute in the criminal court.
    Ex: The library director strove to master his frustration.
    Ex: Very few engravers commanded the necessary artistry.
    Ex: The reference librarian must always resist an impulse to be glib; he must scourge and throttle his vanity; he must reach a conclusion rather than begin with it.
    Ex: Activities such as gardening or cookery are dealt with in many books in ways which go far beyond the simple keeping down of weeds or just filling empty stomachs.
    Ex: This article discusses some strategies that are being developed to stem the tide of losses caused worldwide by piracy.
    Ex: But the unions were able to add their weight to the authority of the parliamentary investigators in bringing the worst excesses of unregulated apprenticeship and of working conditions under control = No obstante, los sindicatos pudieron reforzar la autoridad de los investigadores parlamentarios para controlar los peores excesos que se cometían en el aprendizaje de un oficio y las condiciones laborales sin regularizar.
    Ex: The library staff consists of 6 professional librarians and 11 clerical workers, all of whom are held firmly in line by the forceful personality of the director, a retired military colonel.
    Ex: Gradually many of these conquerors came to realize that, although military might was necessary to gain control over an area, sheer force of arms was not sufficient to govern effectively.
    Ex: The article ' Getting a grip on change' argues that only by confronting the challenges and inevitability of change can libraries retain their relevancy in the information age.
    Ex: This trend may also be explained by the hegemony of those who hold the reins of international publication.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Microfilm retrieval system corrals paper flood for Ameritech publishing'.
    Ex: The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex: The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex: Influence and control is currently wielded by sterile professionals who are blind to the need to develop services beyond print.
    Ex: This ideology appealed widely to the librarian as well as the library user and held sway for nearly a quarter of a millennium when, in 1841, a catalytic event in the history of cataloging took place.
    Ex: The implementation of this system would enable law enforcement agencies to wiretap all digital communication.
    Ex: The standpatters argue, and the progressives agree, that the tax line must be held in the interest of attracting industry = Los conservadores proponen y los progresistas están de acuerdo en que se deben contener los impuestos para atraer a la industria.
    Ex: A study of telly-addicts has found that in 45 per cent of homes mums keep a tight hold on the remote control.
    Ex: Five years after they took control of war-ravaged Afghanistan, reconstruction remains a job half done.
    Ex: Adapting to change -- and staying on top of the changes -- is a huge key to success in industry.
    Ex: This section of the book is all about how to stay in control of your personal information.
    Ex: If librarians hope to rein in escalating periodical prices, they must become more assertive consumers.
    Ex: The longer a fart is held in, the larger the proportion of inert nitrogen it contains, because the other gases tend to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the walls of the intestine.
    * controlar aún más = tighten + Posesivo + grip on.
    * controlar el presupuesto = control + the purse strings.
    * controlar la economía = control + the purse strings.
    * controlar las finanzas = control + the purse strings.
    * controlar la situación = tame + the beast.
    * controlar los gastos = control + costs, contain + costs.
    * controlarlo todo = have + a finger in every pie.
    * controlarse = command + Reflexivo, pace.

    * * *
    controlar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹nervios/impulsos/emociones› to control; ‹persona/animal› to control
    controlamos la situación we are in control of the situation, we have the situation under control
    el incendio fue rápidamente controlado por los bomberos the firemen quickly got o brought the fire under control
    controlan ahora toda la zona they now control o they are now in control of the whole area
    pasaron a controlar la empresa they took control of the company
    2 ( fam); ‹tema› to know about
    estos temas no los controlo I don't know anything about these things, I'm not too well up on o hot on these things ( colloq)
    B
    (vigilar): tiene que controlar su peso he has to watch o check o ( frml) monitor his weight
    deja de controlar todos mis gastos stop checking up on how much I spend the whole time
    me tienen muy controlada they keep a close watch o they keep tabs on everything I do, they keep me on a very tight rein
    el portero controlaba las entradas y salidas the porter kept a check on everyone who came in or out
    controlé el tiempo que me llevó I timed myself o how long it took me
    C (regular) to control
    este mecanismo controla la presión this mechanism regulates o controls the pressure
    medidas para controlar la inflación measures to control inflation o to bring inflation under control
    D ( Dep) (en doping) to administer a test to
    fue controlado positivo tras su victoria he tested positive after his victory
    lo controlaron negativo he was tested negative
    A (dominarse) to control oneself
    si no se controla acabará alcoholizado if he doesn't get a grip o a hold on himself he's going to become an alcoholic
    B (vigilar) ‹peso/colesterol› to check, watch, monitor ( frml)
    se controla el peso regularmente she checks her weight regularly, she keeps a regular check on her weight
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    controlar    
    controlar algo
    controlar ( conjugate controlar) verbo transitivo
    1nervios/impulsos/persona to control;
    incendioto bring … under control;

    pasaron a controlar la empresa they took control of the company
    2inflación/proceso to monitor;
    persona to keep a check on;
    controlar el peso/la línea to watch one's weight/one's waistline;

    controlé el tiempo que me llevó I timed how long it took me
    3 ( regular) ‹presión/inflación to control
    controlarse verbo pronominal ( dominarse) to control oneself;
    ( vigilar) ‹peso/colesterol to check, monitor
    controlar verbo transitivo
    1 to control
    2 (comprobar) to check
    ' controlar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dominar
    - fraude
    - manejar
    - potingue
    - sujetar
    - contener
    English:
    control
    - grip
    - hold down
    - manage
    - monitor
    - regiment
    - spot-check
    - stamp out
    - check
    - discipline
    - help
    - unruly
    * * *
    vt
    1. [dominar] to control;
    controlar la situación to be in control of the situation;
    la empresa controla el 30 por ciento del mercado the company controls 30 percent of the market;
    los bomberos todavía no han conseguido controlar el incendio firefighters have still not managed to bring the fire under control;
    medidas para controlar los precios measures to control prices
    2. [comprobar, verificar] to check;
    controla el nivel del aceite check the oil level;
    controlan continuamente su tensión arterial they are continuously monitoring his blood pressure
    3. [vigilar] to watch, to keep an eye on;
    la policía controla todos sus movimientos the police watch his every move;
    nos controlan la hora de llegada they keep a check on when we arrive;
    controla que no se cuele nadie see o make sure that no one Br jumps the queue o US cuts in line
    vi
    Fam [saber] to know;
    Rosa controla un montón de química Rosa knows loads about chemistry
    * * *
    v/t
    1 control
    2 ( vigilar) check
    * * *
    1) : to control
    2) : to monitor, to check
    * * *
    1. (dominar) to control [pt. & pp. controlled]
    2. (comprobar) to check

    Spanish-English dictionary > controlar

  • 6 detener

    v.
    1 to stop.
    consiguieron detener la hemorragia they managed to stop the bleeding
    estaba decidido, nada podía detenerlo he had made up his mind, nothing could stop him
    Ricardo detuvo el auto Richard stopped the car.
    El guarda detuvo el asalto The guard stopped the holdup.
    2 to arrest.
    El guarda detuvo al ladrón The guard arrested the thief.
    3 to keep, to delay.
    4 to hold back, to delay, to block someone's progress, to block the progress of.
    La falta de luz detuvo al tren The lack of lighting held back the train.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ TENER], like link=tener tener
    1 (parar) to stop, halt; (proceso, negociación) to hold up
    2 (retener) to keep, delay, detain
    3 DERECHO to detain, arrest
    1 (pararse) to stop, halt
    2 (entretenerse) to hang about, linger
    * * *
    verb
    1) to arrest, detain
    2) stop, halt
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=parar) to stop
    2) (=retrasar) to hold up, delay
    3) (=retener) [+ objeto] to keep
    4) (Jur) (=arrestar) to arrest; (=encarcelar) to detain
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( parar) <vehículo/máquina> to stop; <trámite/proceso> to halt; < hemorragia> to stop, staunch

    vete, nadie te detiene — go then, nobody's stopping you

    2) ( arrestar) to arrest; ( encarcelar) to detain
    2.
    detenerse v pron
    a) ( pararse) vehículo/persona to stop

    detenerse a + inf — to stop to + inf

    detenerse en algo: no nos detengamos demasiado en los detalles — let's not spend too much time discussing the details

    * * *
    = halt, stop, suspend, staunch [stanch, -USA], check, detain, stunt, stem + the tide of, arrest, apprehend, shut down, imprison, jail [gaol, -UK], make + an arrest, place under + arrest, take into + custody, pull over.
    Ex. Consequently, a freeze-frame or still-picture effect can be achieved by simply halting the movement of the head across the disc.
    Ex. Program function key 1 (FP1) tells DOBIS/LIBIS to stop whatever it is doing and go back to the function selection screen.
    Ex. The appearance of this volume aroused such a furor within and without the British Museum that further publication of the catalog was suspended.
    Ex. Some notable progress is being made worldwide in staunching publishers' losses.
    Ex. They concluded that 'our citizens may rationally prefer to check crime and disorder by ounces of educational prevention, than by pounds of cure in the shape of large 'lockups' and expensive suits before the law'.
    Ex. Juan Carlos is a blind lawyer, activist and volunteer librarian who has been imprisoned without trial since March, when he was detained for peacefully protesting the arrest of a journalist.
    Ex. True personal discrimination cannot be forced by exercises in selecting the good and rejecting the bad by the application of stock critical formulas: it may indeed be stunted.
    Ex. This article discusses some strategies that are being developed to stem the tide of losses caused worldwide by piracy.
    Ex. Librarians have been known to devote time to entrap and arrest individuals who use the library toilets for sexual purposes = Hay casos de bibliotecarios que han dedicado tiempo a atrapar y detener a individuos que utilizan los servicios de la biblioteca con fines sexuales.
    Ex. Due to this fortunate circumstance, a thief who had been systematically purloining rare books from the Library was apprehended.
    Ex. Cyberattacks involve routers acting at a predesignated time or trigger time and flooding various targeted Web sites with data -- effectively shutting down the Web site.
    Ex. Juan Carlos is a blind lawyer, activist and volunteer librarian who has been imprisoned without trial since March, when he was detained for peacefully protesting the arrest of a journalist.
    Ex. In 1892 Klas Linderfelt, the then ALA President, was jailed for 4 days on charges of embezzling more than $4,000 from library funds.
    Ex. They do do everything from issuing parking and speeding tickets to making arrests.
    Ex. The driver was placed under arrest by the state police for driving while under the influence of alcohol.
    Ex. A couple convicted of tax evasion was taken into custody after a five-month-long standoff with federal agents.
    Ex. Since cops were given the go-ahead to pull over people for not wearing seat belts, state troopers have become creative about spotting scofflaws.
    ----
    * continuar sin detenerse = go straight ahead.
    * detener bruscamente = halt + in full flight.
    * detener búsqueda = discontinue + search.
    * detener completamente = bring to + a (grinding) halt.
    * detener en el camino = waylay.
    * detenerse = become + stagnant, break off, sit back, stall, pull up, run into + the sand(s), stop over.
    * detenerse antes de = stop + short of.
    * detenerse a pensar = pause + to think, step back, take + a step back.
    * detenerse a pensar en = spare + a thought for.
    * detenerse a reflexionar = stand back.
    * detenerse completamente = grind to + a (screeching) halt, come to + a (dead) halt, come to + a shuddering halt.
    * detenerse en el camino = stop along + the way.
    * detenerse en el lado del camino = pull over.
    * detenerse por completo = come to + a standstill, be at a standstill.
    * detenerse por un momento = pause.
    * estar detenido = be under arrest.
    * ser detenido = be under arrest.
    * si nos detenemos a reflexionar sobre ello = on reflection.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( parar) <vehículo/máquina> to stop; <trámite/proceso> to halt; < hemorragia> to stop, staunch

    vete, nadie te detiene — go then, nobody's stopping you

    2) ( arrestar) to arrest; ( encarcelar) to detain
    2.
    detenerse v pron
    a) ( pararse) vehículo/persona to stop

    detenerse a + inf — to stop to + inf

    detenerse en algo: no nos detengamos demasiado en los detalles — let's not spend too much time discussing the details

    * * *
    = halt, stop, suspend, staunch [stanch, -USA], check, detain, stunt, stem + the tide of, arrest, apprehend, shut down, imprison, jail [gaol, -UK], make + an arrest, place under + arrest, take into + custody, pull over.

    Ex: Consequently, a freeze-frame or still-picture effect can be achieved by simply halting the movement of the head across the disc.

    Ex: Program function key 1 (FP1) tells DOBIS/LIBIS to stop whatever it is doing and go back to the function selection screen.
    Ex: The appearance of this volume aroused such a furor within and without the British Museum that further publication of the catalog was suspended.
    Ex: Some notable progress is being made worldwide in staunching publishers' losses.
    Ex: They concluded that 'our citizens may rationally prefer to check crime and disorder by ounces of educational prevention, than by pounds of cure in the shape of large 'lockups' and expensive suits before the law'.
    Ex: Juan Carlos is a blind lawyer, activist and volunteer librarian who has been imprisoned without trial since March, when he was detained for peacefully protesting the arrest of a journalist.
    Ex: True personal discrimination cannot be forced by exercises in selecting the good and rejecting the bad by the application of stock critical formulas: it may indeed be stunted.
    Ex: This article discusses some strategies that are being developed to stem the tide of losses caused worldwide by piracy.
    Ex: Librarians have been known to devote time to entrap and arrest individuals who use the library toilets for sexual purposes = Hay casos de bibliotecarios que han dedicado tiempo a atrapar y detener a individuos que utilizan los servicios de la biblioteca con fines sexuales.
    Ex: Due to this fortunate circumstance, a thief who had been systematically purloining rare books from the Library was apprehended.
    Ex: Cyberattacks involve routers acting at a predesignated time or trigger time and flooding various targeted Web sites with data -- effectively shutting down the Web site.
    Ex: Juan Carlos is a blind lawyer, activist and volunteer librarian who has been imprisoned without trial since March, when he was detained for peacefully protesting the arrest of a journalist.
    Ex: In 1892 Klas Linderfelt, the then ALA President, was jailed for 4 days on charges of embezzling more than $4,000 from library funds.
    Ex: They do do everything from issuing parking and speeding tickets to making arrests.
    Ex: The driver was placed under arrest by the state police for driving while under the influence of alcohol.
    Ex: A couple convicted of tax evasion was taken into custody after a five-month-long standoff with federal agents.
    Ex: Since cops were given the go-ahead to pull over people for not wearing seat belts, state troopers have become creative about spotting scofflaws.
    * continuar sin detenerse = go straight ahead.
    * detener bruscamente = halt + in full flight.
    * detener búsqueda = discontinue + search.
    * detener completamente = bring to + a (grinding) halt.
    * detener en el camino = waylay.
    * detenerse = become + stagnant, break off, sit back, stall, pull up, run into + the sand(s), stop over.
    * detenerse antes de = stop + short of.
    * detenerse a pensar = pause + to think, step back, take + a step back.
    * detenerse a pensar en = spare + a thought for.
    * detenerse a reflexionar = stand back.
    * detenerse completamente = grind to + a (screeching) halt, come to + a (dead) halt, come to + a shuddering halt.
    * detenerse en el camino = stop along + the way.
    * detenerse en el lado del camino = pull over.
    * detenerse por completo = come to + a standstill, be at a standstill.
    * detenerse por un momento = pause.
    * estar detenido = be under arrest.
    * ser detenido = be under arrest.
    * si nos detenemos a reflexionar sobre ello = on reflection.

    * * *
    vt
    A (parar) ‹vehículo/máquina› to stop; ‹trámite/proceso› to halt; ‹hemorragia› to stop, staunch
    detener el avance del enemigo to halt the enemy advance
    detener el avance de la enfermedad to curb o check o arrest the development of the disease
    vete si quieres, nadie te detiene go if you want, nobody's stopping you
    B (arrestar) to arrest; (encarcelar) to detain
    ¡queda usted detenido! you're under arrest!
    C (Dep) ‹gol/lanzamiento› to save; (balón) to stop
    1 (pararse) «vehículo/persona» to stop
    ven directo a casa, sin detenerte en el camino come straight home without stopping off on the way
    detenerse A + INF to stop to + INF
    ¿te has detenido a pensar en las consecuencias? have you stopped to consider the consequences?
    2
    (tomar mucho tiempo): me detuve arreglando el escritorio y perdí el tren I hung around tidying my desk and I missed the train
    detenerse EN algo:
    hay que ir al grano sin detenerse en lo accesorio we have to get to the point without dwelling on incidentals
    no te detengas en la introducción don't waste time o spend too much time on the introduction
    * * *

     

    detener ( conjugate detener) verbo transitivo
    1 ( parar) ‹vehículo/máquina to stop;
    trámite/proceso to halt;
    hemorragia to stop, staunch
    2 ( arrestar) to arrest;
    ( encarcelar) to detain;
    ¡queda usted detenido! you're under arrest!

    detenerse verbo pronominal
    a) ( pararse) [vehículo/persona] to stop;

    detenerse a hacer algo to stop to do sth
    b) ( tomar mucho tiempo) detenerse en algo:


    detener verbo transitivo
    1 to stop, halt
    2 Jur (a un sospechoso) to arrest, detain
    ' detener' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    interceptar
    - prender
    - atajar
    - detiene
    - detuve
    - paso
    English:
    apprehend
    - arrest
    - detain
    - get
    - inhibit
    - keep
    - prisoner
    - pull in
    - recapture
    - remand
    - seize
    - stem
    - stop
    - halt
    - hold
    - stunt
    * * *
    vt
    1. [parar] to stop;
    detenga el vehículo y estacione stop the vehicle and park;
    detener el avance enemigo to halt the enemy advance;
    detener la propagación de la epidemia to stop the spread of the epidemic;
    los bomberos lograron detener el fuego firefighters managed to hold the fire in check o stop the fire spreading;
    consiguieron detener la hemorragia they managed to stop the bleeding;
    estaba decidido, nada podía detenerlo he had made up his mind, nothing could stop him;
    ¡adelante, hazlo! ¿qué te detiene? go on, do it! what's stopping you?
    2. [arrestar] to arrest
    3. [entretener] to keep, to delay;
    ¿qué fue lo que te detuvo? what kept you?, what held you up?
    * * *
    v/t
    1 stop
    2 de policía arrest, detain
    * * *
    detener {80} vt
    1) arrestar: to arrest, to detain
    2) parar: to stop, to halt
    3) : to keep, to hold back
    * * *
    1. (parar) to stop [pt. & pp. stopped]
    2. (arrestar) to arrest

    Spanish-English dictionary > detener

  • 7 extinguir

    v.
    to put out, to extinguish (incendio).
    La lluvia extinguió el fuego The rain extinguished the fire.
    El dolor extingue el amor Pain extinguishes love.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ DISTINGUIR], like link=distinguir distinguir
    1 (fuego etc) to extinguish, put out
    2 (especie, deuda, epidemia) to wipe out
    1 (fuego etc) to go out
    2 (especie etc) to become extinct, die out
    3 (amor) to die away
    4 (plazo) to expire, run out
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=exterminar) [+ fuego] to extinguish, put out; [+ sublevación] to put down
    2) [+ deuda] to wipe out
    3) (Bio) to exterminate, wipe out
    4)

    extinguir una sentencia — (Jur) to serve a sentence

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) < especie> to wipe out; <violencia/injusticia> to put an end to
    2) < fuego> to extinguish, put out
    2.
    extinguirse v pron
    1) especie to become extinct, die out
    2) fuego to go out; volcán to become extinct; sonido to die away
    3) entusiasmo/amor to die
    4) (Der) to expire
    * * *
    Ex. His sudden gust of audacity was quickly extinguished by her words and by her glance.
    ----
    * extinguirse = die out, go + the way of the dodo, follow + the dodo, go + the way of the horseless carriage, go + the way of the dinosaur(s), become + extinct, peter out.
    * extinguir un incendio = extinguish + fire.
    * sin poder extinguirlo = inextinguishably.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) < especie> to wipe out; <violencia/injusticia> to put an end to
    2) < fuego> to extinguish, put out
    2.
    extinguirse v pron
    1) especie to become extinct, die out
    2) fuego to go out; volcán to become extinct; sonido to die away
    3) entusiasmo/amor to die
    4) (Der) to expire
    * * *

    Ex: His sudden gust of audacity was quickly extinguished by her words and by her glance.

    * extinguirse = die out, go + the way of the dodo, follow + the dodo, go + the way of the horseless carriage, go + the way of the dinosaur(s), become + extinct, peter out.
    * extinguir un incendio = extinguish + fire.
    * sin poder extinguirlo = inextinguishably.

    * * *
    extinguir [I2 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹especie› to wipe out, drive ( o hunt etc) … to extinction
    2 ‹violencia/injusticia› to put an end to
    B ‹fuego› to extinguish, put out
    A «especie» to become extinct, die out
    miembro del extinguido Partido Democrático a member of the defunct Democratic Party, a member of the Democratic Party, no longer in existence
    B
    1 «fuego» to go out; «volcán» to become extinct
    2 «sonido» to die away
    C «entusiasmo/amor» to die
    D ( Der) to expire
    * * *

    extinguir ( conjugate extinguir) verbo transitivo
    a) especie to wipe out;

    violencia/injusticia to put an end to

    extinguirse verbo pronominal


    [ volcán] to become extinct;
    [ sonido] to die away
    c) [entusiasmo/amor] to die

    extinguir verbo transitivo
    1 (un fuego) to extinguish, put out: tardaron tres días en extinguir el fuego completamente, it took them three days to fully extinguish the fire
    2 (una especie) to wipe out
    ' extinguir' also found in these entries:
    English:
    extinguish
    * * *
    vt
    1. [fuego, incendio] to put out, to extinguish
    2. [animal, raza] to wipe out
    3. [afecto, entusiasmo, esperanzas] to put an end to
    4. [contrato] to terminate
    * * *
    v/t
    1 BIO, ZO wipe out
    2 fuego extinguish, put out
    * * *
    extinguir {26} vt
    1) apagar: to extinguish, to put out
    2) : to wipe out
    * * *
    1. (fuego) to extinguish / to put out [pt. & pp. put]
    2. (especie) to wipe out

    Spanish-English dictionary > extinguir

  • 8 piscina cubierta

    f.
    indoor swimming pool.
    * * *
    (n.) = indoor swimming pool, indoor pool, swimming baths
    Ex. It is a maze-like photomontage of pictures of the changing rooms and corridors of an indoor swimming pool.
    Ex. Anyone planning the construction of an indoor pool must understand that standard building construction techniques are not acceptable for an indoor pool.
    Ex. Two fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to a fire in a derelict swimming baths in Walnut Tree Road.
    * * *
    (n.) = indoor swimming pool, indoor pool, swimming baths

    Ex: It is a maze-like photomontage of pictures of the changing rooms and corridors of an indoor swimming pool.

    Ex: Anyone planning the construction of an indoor pool must understand that standard building construction techniques are not acceptable for an indoor pool.
    Ex: Two fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to a fire in a derelict swimming baths in Walnut Tree Road.

    * * *
    indoor pool

    Spanish-English dictionary > piscina cubierta

  • 9 sofocar

    v.
    1 to suffocate, to stifle.
    El criminal sofoca a Ricardo The criminal suffocates Richard.
    2 to put out, to smother (incendio).
    3 to suppress, to quell.
    Miguel sofoca su ira Mike quells his anger.
    4 to mortify.
    5 to quench, to extinguish, to put out.
    Elsa sofocó el fuego Elsa quenched the fire.
    6 to embarrass, to make nervous.
    Su actitud sofocó a Ricardo Her attitude embarrassed Richard.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ SACAR], like link=sacar sacar
    1 (ahogar) to suffocate, stifle, smother
    2 figurado (abochornar) to make blush
    3 figurado (incendio) to put out, extinguish; (rebelión) to suppress, put down
    1 (de calor etc) to suffocate
    3 familiar (enfadarse) to get upset, get angry
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=ahogar) [calor] to stifle; [fuego, humo] to suffocate
    2) (=apagar) [+ incendio] to smother, put out; [+ rebelión] to crush, put down; [+ epidemia] to stamp out
    3) (=enojar) to anger, upset
    4) (=avergonzar) to embarrass
    5) (=sonrojar) to make... blush
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo < fuego> to smother, put out; <motín/revolución> to stifle, put down
    2.
    sofocarse v pron ( acalorarse) to get upset o (colloq) worked up
    * * *
    = smother, quench, quell, strangle, snuff out, stifle, stamp out, weigh down.
    Ex. This article outlines the preparatory stages and describes some of the problems presented by the physical conditions in a city of tents either drenched by rain or smothered by dust = Este artículo esboza las etapas preparatorias y describe algunos de los problemas que presentan las condiciones físicas de una gran cantidad de tiendas de campaña empapadas por la lluvia o cubiertas por el polvo.
    Ex. By such mutual assistance, the wits and endeavours of the world may no longer be as so many scattered coals, or firebrands, which, for want of union are soon quenched, whereas, being but laid together, they would have yielded a comfortable light and heat.
    Ex. The something that had ached in Zach Ponderal all week and which he thought he had finally quelled, started aching again.
    Ex. Self-effacing nervousness causes the epiglottis to tighten, strangling the words in the throat and stiffening the diaphragm so that it is like pulled-out elastic unable to propel anything.
    Ex. The producer did a 'hatchet job' on the film, substantially dumbing down the project and snuffing out any subtlety or nuance.
    Ex. Excessive emphasis on the need to exact payment will stifle the flow of information.
    Ex. The existence of the Internet and World Wide Web has made it almost impossible to stamp out crimes committed by hackers.
    Ex. The passages describing the environment, though lushly written, are inclined to weigh down the narrative thrust of the novel.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo < fuego> to smother, put out; <motín/revolución> to stifle, put down
    2.
    sofocarse v pron ( acalorarse) to get upset o (colloq) worked up
    * * *
    = smother, quench, quell, strangle, snuff out, stifle, stamp out, weigh down.

    Ex: This article outlines the preparatory stages and describes some of the problems presented by the physical conditions in a city of tents either drenched by rain or smothered by dust = Este artículo esboza las etapas preparatorias y describe algunos de los problemas que presentan las condiciones físicas de una gran cantidad de tiendas de campaña empapadas por la lluvia o cubiertas por el polvo.

    Ex: By such mutual assistance, the wits and endeavours of the world may no longer be as so many scattered coals, or firebrands, which, for want of union are soon quenched, whereas, being but laid together, they would have yielded a comfortable light and heat.
    Ex: The something that had ached in Zach Ponderal all week and which he thought he had finally quelled, started aching again.
    Ex: Self-effacing nervousness causes the epiglottis to tighten, strangling the words in the throat and stiffening the diaphragm so that it is like pulled-out elastic unable to propel anything.
    Ex: The producer did a 'hatchet job' on the film, substantially dumbing down the project and snuffing out any subtlety or nuance.
    Ex: Excessive emphasis on the need to exact payment will stifle the flow of information.
    Ex: The existence of the Internet and World Wide Web has made it almost impossible to stamp out crimes committed by hackers.
    Ex: The passages describing the environment, though lushly written, are inclined to weigh down the narrative thrust of the novel.

    * * *
    sofocar [A2 ]
    vt
    ‹fuego› to smother, put out; ‹motín/revolución› to stifle, put down
    este calor me sofoca this heat is suffocating o stifling
    1 ( fam) (acalorarse) to get upset o ( colloq) worked up
    2 ( fam) (avergonzarse) to get embarrassed:
    3 (por el calor) to suffocate
    4 (por un esfuerzo) to get out of breath
    * * *

    sofocar ( conjugate sofocar) verbo transitivo fuego to smother, put out;
    motín/revolución to stifle, put down
    sofocarse verbo pronominal ( acalorarse) to get upset o (colloq) worked up
    sofocar verbo transitivo
    1 (un incendio) to extinguish, smother: los bomberos sofocaron las llamas, the firemen smothered the flames
    (una rebelión) to put out: el ejército sofocó la revuelta, the army crushed the rebellion
    (una protesta) to stifle: los antidisturbios sofocaron la manifestación, the riot police brought the protest under control
    (un grito, ruido) to muffle, stifle
    (un sentimiento) to control
    2 (asfixiar) to suffocate
    3 (abochornar) to embarrass
    ' sofocar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    damp
    - put down
    - smother
    - stamp out
    - stifle
    - douse
    - over
    - put
    - quash
    - quell
    - quench
    - stamp
    - suppress
    * * *
    vt
    1. [ahogar, abrasar] to suffocate, to stifle
    2. [incendio] to put out, to smother
    3. [rebelión] to suppress, to quell
    4. [agobiar] [con trabajo] to overburden
    5. [avergonzar] to embarrass
    * * *
    v/t
    1 suffocate
    2 incendio put out
    * * *
    sofocar {72} vt
    1) ahogar: to suffocate, to smother
    2) extinguir: to extinguish, to put out (a fire)
    3) aplastar: to crush, to put down
    sofocar una rebelión: to crush a rebellion
    * * *
    1. (apagar) to put out [pt. & pp. put]
    2. (ahogar) to suffocate

    Spanish-English dictionary > sofocar

  • 10 fuego

    intj.
    1 there's a fire, something's burning.
    2 fire, shoot.
    m.
    1 fire (llamas, hoguera).
    atizar el fuego to poke the fire
    hacer un fuego to make a fire
    pegar fuego a algo to set something on fire, to set fire to something
    echar fuego por los ojos to look daggers
    fuego fatuo will-o'-the-wisp
    fuego de San Telmo St Elmo's fire
    2 ring, burner.
    apagar/bajar el fuego to turn off/lower the heat
    poner el agua al fuego hasta que empiece a hervir heat the water until it starts to boil
    a fuego lento/vivo over a low/high heat
    3 fire (disparos).
    abrir o hacer fuego to fire, to open fire
    fuego cruzado crossfire
    4 passion, ardor (apasionamiento).
    la distancia avivó el fuego de su pasión distance rekindled the fires of his passion
    5 gunfire.
    6 ignis.
    * * *
    1 fire
    2 (lumbre) light
    3 (cocina) burner, ring
    4 (ardor) ardour (US ardor), zeal
    \
    a fuego lento on a low flame 2 (al horno) in a slow oven
    estar entre dos fuegos to be caught between the Devil and the deep blue sea
    hacer fuego MILITAR to open fire
    ¿me da fuego? have you got a light?
    poner las manos en el fuego por algo/alguien to stake one's life on something/somebody
    prender fuego a algo to set fire to something
    romper fuego MILITAR to open fire
    fuego cruzado crossfire
    fuego de Santelmo Saint Elmo's fire
    fuego fatuo will-o'-the-wisp, Jack-o'-lantern
    fuego graneado sustained fire
    fuego nutrido heavy fire
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) fire
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=llamas) fire

    ¡fuego! — fire!

    apagar el fuego — to put out the fire

    atizar el fuego — (lit) to poke the fire; (fig) to stir things up

    encender el fuego — to light the fire

    marcar algo a fuego — to brand sth

    pegar o prender fuego a algo — to set fire to sth, set sth on fire

    prendieron fuego a los vehículos — they set fire to the vehicles, they set the vehicles alight o on fire

    prender el fuego LAm to light the fire

    sofocar el fuego — to extinguish the fire

    echar fuego por los ojos —

    se marchó echando fuego por los ojos — he went off, his eyes blazing

    el procedimiento ha sido solo un fuego de artificio destinado a calmar a la opinión pública — the proceedings have been mere window dressing aimed at appeasing public opinion

    ha llegado a la cima sin los fuegos de artificio típicos de muchas grandes estrellas — she has got to the top without the typical blaze of publicity attached to many big stars

    2) [de cocina]
    a) (=quemador) [de gas] burner, ring; [eléctrico] ring
    b) (=calor) heat, flame

    a fuego lentoon o over a low heat, on o over a low flame

    se deja cocer a fuego lento 15 minutos — simmer for 15 minutes, cook on o over a low heat for 15 minutes

    a fuego suaveon o over a low heat, on o over a low flame

    a fuego vivoon o over a high flame, on o over a high heat

    3) [para cigarro] light

    ¿tienes o me das fuego? — have you got a light?

    4) (Mil) fire

    ¡fuego! — fire!

    abrir fuego (contra algo/algn) — to open fire (on sth/sb)

    ¡ alto el fuego! — cease fire!

    hacer fuego (contra o sobre algo) — to fire (at sth)

    romper el fuego — to open fire

    fuego a discreción — (lit) fire at will; (fig) all-out attack

    fuego de andanada — (Náut) broadside

    fuego graneado, fuego nutrido — sustained fire

    alto II, 1., 1)
    5) (=pasión) passion, fire
    6) (Náut) beacon, signal fire
    7) (Med) (=erupción) rash; Méx, Chile, Col [en los labios] cold sore
    8) (=hogar) dwelling
    * * *
    1) fire

    sofocar el fuegoto put out o extinguish the fire

    le prendieron or pegaron fuego a la casa — they set the house on fire

    echar fuego por los ojos: echaba fuego por los ojos his eyes blazed; jugar con fuego — to play with fire

    ¿me da fuego, por favor?/¿tienes fuego? — have you got a light, please?

    3) (Coc)

    cocinar a fuego lento — cook over a low heat; ( apenas hirviendo) simmer

    4) (Mil) fire

    preparen, apunten fuego! — ready, aim, fire!

    * * *
    1) fire

    sofocar el fuegoto put out o extinguish the fire

    le prendieron or pegaron fuego a la casa — they set the house on fire

    echar fuego por los ojos: echaba fuego por los ojos his eyes blazed; jugar con fuego — to play with fire

    ¿me da fuego, por favor?/¿tienes fuego? — have you got a light, please?

    3) (Coc)

    cocinar a fuego lento — cook over a low heat; ( apenas hirviendo) simmer

    4) (Mil) fire

    preparen, apunten fuego! — ready, aim, fire!

    * * *
    fuego1
    1 = fire, flame, bonfire, heat, open fire.

    Ex: In the event of a serious accident (a fire, deliberate destruction, or a computer error) nothing will happen to the records vital to the operation of the library.

    Ex: The article 'Flames, fear, and loathing: learning about life on the Internet' considers issues surrounding flaming on the Internet, i.e. a critical message or angry response sent on the Internet.
    Ex: This is an outtake from Wolfe's follow up to his 1987 ' Bonfire of the Vanities'.
    Ex: When the pasta is halfway done, return the skillet with the sauce to a medium heat, adding the oregano, capers and olives.
    Ex: The first rotisseries were crude devices that allowed for food to be rotated manually while it cooked over an open fire.
    * acción contra el fuego = fire response.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * apagar el fuego = put out + the flames.
    * apagar un fuego = extinguish + fire, put down + fire.
    * apagar un fuego con los pies = stomp out + fire.
    * baño de fuego = baptism of fire.
    * bautismo de fuego = baptism of fire.
    * cocer a fuego lento = simmer.
    * como el fuego = like wildfire.
    * daño causado por el fuego = fire damage.
    * destruido completamente por el fuego = burnt out.
    * donde hay humo, hay fuego = there's no smoke without fire, where there's smoke there's fire.
    * echar leña al fuego = pour + oil on the flames.
    * extenderse como el fuego = spread like + wildfire.
    * fuego + apagar = fire + be out.
    * fuego arrasador = wildfire.
    * fuego + arrasar = fire + sweep through.
    * fuego de gas = gas ring, gas ring burner.
    * fuego del infierno = St. Anthony's fire.
    * fuego de San Antonio = St. Anthony's fire.
    * fuego + destruir = fire + destroy.
    * fuego + destruir por completo = fire + gut.
    * fuego fauto = will o' the wisp.
    * fuego incontrolado = wildfire.
    * fuego + iniciar = fire + break out.
    * fuego + prenderse = fire + break out.
    * fuego repentino = flash fire.
    * fuego sagrado = sacred fire.
    * fuegos artificiales = fireworks, firework display.
    * hervir a fuego lento = simmer.
    * hornillo de dos fuegos = double gas ring burner.
    * jugar con fuego = court + disaster, play with + fire, court + danger, flirt with + danger.
    * lengua de fuego = tongue of fire.
    * luchar contra un fuego = fight + fire.
    * precaución contra el fuego = fire precaution.
    * prender fuego = set + Nombre + on fire, torch, ignite, set + ablaze, burn.
    * prenderle fuego a = set + fire to.
    * prenderse fuego = catch + fire, catch on + fire.
    * propagarse como el fuego = spread like + wildfire.
    * propenso al fuego = fire-prone.
    * prueba de fuego, la = acid test, the.
    * resistente al fuego = fire-resistant.
    * retardador del fuego = fire retardant.
    * sacar las castañas del fuego = sort out + the mess, pick up + the pieces.
    * sacarle las castañas del fuego a Alguien = pull + Posesivo + chestnuts out of the fire.
    * ser la prueba de fuego de Algo = test + Nombre + to the limit.

    fuego2
    2 = fire.

    Ex: The tanks led the way and the remaining infantrymen trailed behind, using the tanks, trees and road bank as cover from the fire coming from the city.

    * abrir fuego = open + fire.
    * alto del fuego = cease-fire.
    * arma de fuego = firearm.
    * arma (de fuego) prohibida = prohibited firearm.
    * cese del fuego = cease-fire, armistice.
    * coleccionista de armas de fuego = gun collector.
    * control de armas de fuego = gun control.
    * en la línea de fuego = in the hot seat, in the front line, on the front line.
    * entre dos fuegos = crossfire, pig(gy) in the middle.
    * fuego amigo = friendly fire.
    * fuego antiaéreo = flak [flack].
    * fuego cruzado = crossfire.
    * fuego de francotirador = sniper fire.
    * fuego de mortero = mortar fire.
    * fuego enemigo = enemy fire.
    * herida por arma de fuego = gunshot wound.
    * línea de fuego = firing line, front-line, line of fire.

    * * *
    A fire
    atizó el fuego she poked the fire
    ¡fuego! fire!
    necesitaron varias horas para sofocar el fuego it took them several hours to put out o extinguish the fire
    [ S ] está prohibido hacer fuego the lighting of fires is prohibited ( frml), no fires!
    le prendieron or pegaron fuego a la casa they set the house on fire, they set fire o light to the house
    prendió or pegó fuego a los archivos he set fire o light to the documents
    echar fuego por los ojos: estaba tan indignado que echaba fuego por los ojos his eyes blazed with indignation, his eyes were ablaze with indignation
    estar entre dos fuegos to be between the devil and the deep blue sea, be caught between a rock and a hard place ( colloq)
    jugar con fuego to play with fire
    Compuestos:
    will-o'-the-wisp, jack-o'-lantern, ignis fatuus
    fuegos artificiales or de artificio
    mpl fireworks (pl)
    B
    (para un cigarrillo): ¿me puede dar fuego, por favor?/¿tienes fuego? have you got o do you have a light, please?
    me pidió fuego he asked me for a light
    C ( Coc):
    cocinar a fuego lento durante una hora cook over a low heat o flame for an hour; (apenas hirviendo) simmer for an hour
    poner la sartén al fuego put the frying pan on to heat
    dejé la comida en el fuego y se quemó I left the food on (the stove) and it burned
    cocina de tres fuegos (de gas) a cooker with three rings o burners; (eléctrica) a cooker with three rings
    D ( Mil) fire
    preparen, apunten ¡fuego! ready, aim, fire!
    fuego a discreción fire at will
    la policía abrió fuego sobre los manifestantes the police opened fire on the demonstrators
    alto3 (↑ alto (3))
    Compuestos:
    crossfire
    friendly fire
    live ammunition
    E ( Andes fam) (en los labios) cold sore
    * * *

     

    fuego sustantivo masculino

    ¡fuego! fire!;

    le prendieron fuego a la casa they set the house on fire;
    abrieron fuego sobre los manifestantes they opened fire on the demonstrators;
    fuegos artificiales fireworks (pl)

    ¿me da fuego, por favor? have you got a light, please?

    c) (Coc):



    ( apenas hirviendo) to simmer;

    fuego sustantivo masculino
    1 fire
    2 (lumbre) light: ¿me podrías dar fuego, por favor?, have you got a light, please?
    3 (de una cocina) (de gas) burner
    (eléctrica) plate
    Culin a fuego lento, on a low flame 4 fuegos (artificiales), fireworks
    ♦ Locuciones: abrir/hacer fuego, to shoot, open fire
    estar en la línea de fuego, to be on the line of fire
    poner la mano en el fuego por alguien, to stick one's neck out for sb
    sacar las castañas del fuego, to do the dirty work o to get the job done
    entre dos fuegos, to be caught between a rock and a hard place
    ' fuego' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    apagar
    - arma
    - arrasar
    - arrimarse
    - atizar
    - avivar
    - bengala
    - carbonizarse
    - castaña
    - chimenea
    - cohete
    - discreción
    - disparar
    - encender
    - encenderse
    - extinguir
    - extinguirse
    - fatua
    - fatuo
    - fuelle
    - hornillo
    - humear
    - inflamar
    - inflamarse
    - jugar
    - leña
    - lenta
    - lento
    - pegar
    - prender
    - propagarse
    - prueba
    - quemar
    - quemadura
    - quemarse
    - resplandor
    - sangre
    - silenciador
    - soplar
    - tirar
    - voraz
    - abrir
    - acercar
    - alto
    - arrimar
    - astilla
    - calcinar
    - calor
    - candela
    - cese
    English:
    acid test
    - bail out
    - banger
    - barrel
    - beat out
    - body
    - boil over
    - bore
    - braise
    - burn
    - burner
    - ceasefire
    - come forward
    - cracker
    - crackle
    - crossfire
    - damp
    - die down
    - douse
    - fan
    - feed
    - fire
    - firearm
    - firing line
    - flak
    - flameproof
    - flare up
    - fuse
    - glow
    - glowing
    - go out
    - gun
    - gunfire
    - hammer
    - heat
    - hit
    - light
    - low
    - muzzle
    - naked
    - open
    - out
    - outlaw
    - play
    - poke
    - poker
    - put out
    - quench
    - recoil
    - rekindle
    * * *
    nm
    1. [incandescencia] fire;
    pegar fuego a algo to set sth on fire, to set fire to sth;
    echar fuego por los ojos to look daggers;
    jugar con fuego to play with fire
    fuegos artificiales fireworks;
    fuego fatuo will-o'-the-wisp;
    fuego de San Telmo St Elmo's fire
    2. [hoguera] fire;
    atizar el fuego to poke the fire;
    hacer un fuego to make a fire
    3. [incendio] fire;
    los bomberos no pudieron controlar el fuego the firemen couldn't control the fire o blaze
    4. [para cigarrillo]
    pedir/dar fuego to ask for/give a light;
    ¿tiene fuego? have you got a light?
    5. [de cocina, fogón] ring, burner;
    [eléctrico] ring; [de vitrocerámica] ring;
    una cocina de cuatro fuegos a stove o Br cooker with four rings;
    poner el agua al fuego hasta que empiece a hervir heat the water until it starts to boil;
    a fuego lento/vivo [cocinar] over a low/high heat;
    apagar/bajar el fuego to turn off/lower the heat
    6. [disparos] fire;
    abrir o [m5] hacer fuego to fire, to open fire;
    romper el fuego to open fire;
    estar entre dos fuegos to be between the devil and the deep blue sea
    fuego cruzado crossfire
    7. [apasionamiento] passion, ardour;
    la distancia avivó el fuego de su pasión distance rekindled the fires of his passion;
    tenía fuego en la mirada his eyes blazed (with passion/anger)
    8. [sensación de ardor] heat, burning
    interj
    fire!
    * * *
    m
    1 fire;
    prender fuego a set fire to;
    jugar con fuego fig be playing with fire
    2
    :
    a fuego lento/vivo cocinar over a low/high heat o flame
    3
    :
    ¿tienes fuego? para cigarro do you have a light?
    4
    :
    abrir el fuego MIL open fire;
    estar entre dos fuegos fig be between a rock and a hard place
    * * *
    fuego nm
    1) : fire
    2) : light
    ¿tienes fuego?: have you got a light?
    3) : flame, burner (on a stove)
    4) : ardor, passion
    5) fogaje: skin eruption, cold sore
    6)
    * * *
    1. (en general) fire
    ¿tienes fuego? have you got a light?
    prender fuego a algo to set fire to something [pt. & pp. set]

    Spanish-English dictionary > fuego

  • 11 Antonio

    m.
    1 Anthony, Antonio.
    2 Antonius, Anthony, Marcus Antonius, Antony.
    * * *
    * * *
    Ex. The baby was named Anthony Christopher Southwood and weighed 8 lbs., 5 ozs.
    ----
    * fiebre de San Antonio = St. Anthony's fire.
    * fuego de San Antonio = St. Anthony's fire.
    * * *

    Ex: The baby was named Anthony Christopher Southwood and weighed 8 lbs., 5 ozs.

    * fiebre de San Antonio = St. Anthony's fire.
    * fuego de San Antonio = St. Anthony's fire.

    * * *
    Antonio n pr
    San Antonio St Anthony;
    San Antonio de Padua St Anthony of Padua

    Spanish-English dictionary > Antonio

  • 12 Biblioteca de Alejandría, la

    (n.) = Alexandria Library, the
    Ex. This article outlines the history of the Alexandria Library from its foundation by Ptolemy I in about 300 BC to its destruction by fire in 48 BC.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Biblioteca de Alejandría, la

  • 13 Guatapeor

    ----
    * salir de Guatemala para meterse en Guatapeor = out of the fire and into the frying pan.
    * * *
    * salir de Guatemala para meterse en Guatapeor = out of the fire and into the frying pan.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Guatapeor

  • 14 Guatemala

    f.
    1 Guatemala.
    2 Guatemala City.
    * * *
    1 Guatemala
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino Guatemala
    * * *
    Ex. The study was applied to the Latin American and Central American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama.
    ----
    * salir de Guatemala para meterse en Guatapeor = out of the fire and into the frying pan.
    * * *
    femenino Guatemala
    * * *

    Ex: The study was applied to the Latin American and Central American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama.

    * salir de Guatemala para meterse en Guatapeor = out of the fire and into the frying pan.

    * * *
    Guatemala
    salir de Guatemala para entrar/meterse en Guatepeor ( fam); (to jump) out of the frying pan into the fire ( colloq)
    * * *

    Guatemala sustantivo femenino
    Guatemala
    Guatemala sustantivo femenino Guatemala
    ' Guatemala' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    guatemalteca I
    - guatemalteco
    - queztal
    English:
    Guatemala
    * * *
    1. [país] Guatemala
    2. [ciudad] Guatemala City
    3. Comp
    Fam Hum
    de Guatemala a Guatepeor out of the frying pan, into the fire
    * * *
    f Guatemala

    Spanish-English dictionary > Guatemala

  • 15 Leningrado

    m.
    Leningrad (Antes).
    * * *
    1 Leningrad
    * * *
    * * *
    Ex. This article discusses the aftermath of the fire at the Soviet Academy of Sciences Library, Leningrad, in Feb 88.
    * * *

    Ex: This article discusses the aftermath of the fire at the Soviet Academy of Sciences Library, Leningrad, in Feb 88.

    * * *
    Antes Leningrad

    Spanish-English dictionary > Leningrado

  • 16 San

    adj.
    1 Saint.
    san José Saint Joseph
    2 St., saint.
    * * *
    1 saint
    San Carlos Saint Charles Table 1 NOTA Used before names of male saints except for Tomás, Tomé, Toribio and Domingo. See also santo,-a /Table 1
    * * *
    SM [apócope de santo] saint

    se casarán por San Juan[en sentido extenso] they'll get married sometime in midsummer; [estrictamente] they'll get married round about St John's Day

    santo, lunes
    * * *
    adjetivo (apócope de santo usado delante de nombres de varón excepto Domingo, Tomás y Tomé) St, Saint
    * * *
    = S..
    Nota: Abreviatura de Saint.
    Ex. S. Augustine's abbey became later the country residence of the abbots.
    ----
    * armar la de San Quintín = kick up + a fuss, kick up + a stink, raise + a stink, make + a stink (about), make + a racket, make + a row, make + a ruckus, kick up + a row.
    * día de San Valentín, el = St. Valentine's Day.
    * fiebre de San Antonio = St. Anthony's fire.
    * fuego de San Antonio = St. Anthony's fire.
    * río San Lorenzo = Saint Lawrence River.
    * San Antonio de Abad = Saint Anthony Abbot.
    * San + Nombre = St. [Saint] + Nombre, Saint [St.] + Nombre.
    * tarjeta de San Valentín = valentine.
    * * *
    adjetivo (apócope de santo usado delante de nombres de varón excepto Domingo, Tomás y Tomé) St, Saint
    * * *
    = S..
    Nota: Abreviatura de Saint.

    Ex: S. Augustine's abbey became later the country residence of the abbots.

    * armar la de San Quintín = kick up + a fuss, kick up + a stink, raise + a stink, make + a stink (about), make + a racket, make + a row, make + a ruckus, kick up + a row.
    * día de San Valentín, el = St. Valentine's Day.
    * fiebre de San Antonio = St. Anthony's fire.
    * fuego de San Antonio = St. Anthony's fire.
    * río San Lorenzo = Saint Lawrence River.
    * San Antonio de Abad = Saint Anthony Abbot.
    * San + Nombre = St. [Saint] + Nombre, Saint [St.] + Nombre.
    * tarjeta de San Valentín = valentine.

    * * *
    (apócope de santo1 adj A. (↑ santo (1)) usado delante de nombres de varón excepto Domingo, Tomás y Tomé) St, Saint
    San Pedro y San Pablo St Peter and St Paul
    el 19 de marzo es San José March 19th is St Joseph's Day
    San Cristóbal (santo) St Christopher; (medalla) St Christopher medallion, St Christopher
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    San    
    san
    San adjetivo (apócope de
    santo usado delante de nombres de varón excepto Domingo, Tomás y Tomé) St, Saint

    san adjetivo saint
    San Pedro, Saint Peter ➣ santo,-a

    ' san' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    por
    - S.
    - San Salvador
    - veranillo
    - canal
    - falla
    - San
    - santo
    English:
    Boxing Day
    - Indian summer
    - midway
    - saint
    - San Marino
    - Santa Claus
    - St
    - valentine
    - bedlam
    - Indian
    - lady
    - midsummer
    - stop
    * * *
    san1 adj santo is shortened to san when it comes before a man's name, except before the names Domingo, Tomás, Tomé and Toribio.
    Saint
    Urug San Antonio [mariquita] Br ladybird, US ladybug;
    San Bernardo [perro] Saint Bernard;
    San Cristóbal y Nieves [federación] Saint Kitts and Nevis;
    San Francisco [ciudad] San Francisco;
    San José [santo] Saint Joseph;
    [de Costa Rica] San José; Andes, Méx San Lunes = imaginary saint's day cited as an excuse for not going to work on Monday;
    estaba festejando el San Lunes he had a bad attack of lazyitis and didn't go to work on Monday;
    San Marino San Marino;
    RP San Pablo [ciudad] São Paulo;
    San Petersburgo Saint Petersburg;
    San Salvador San Salvador
    san2 nm
    Ven = popular savings scheme
    * * *
    adj Saint
    * * *
    * * *
    San abr St. / Saint
    San Juan St. John

    Spanish-English dictionary > San

  • 17 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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    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

  • 18 a + Posesivo + vista

    = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes
    Ex. Much of what lies before our eyes today like a tongue of fire -- animal pestilences and the poisoning of our foodstuffs -- was already announced many years ago.
    * * *
    = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes

    Ex: Much of what lies before our eyes today like a tongue of fire -- animal pestilences and the poisoning of our foodstuffs -- was already announced many years ago.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a + Posesivo + vista

  • 19 a las mil maravillas

    wonderfully well
    * * *
    wonderfully, wonderfully well, marvellously
    * * *
    = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire
    Ex. Carter has produced a marvellously researched biography of Anthony Blunt, the British art historian who worked as a spy for the Soviet Union.
    Ex. He gets along famously with the head of reference, by the way.
    Ex. Within ten minutes they joined into my discussion and then it rolled like a house on fire.
    * * *
    = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire

    Ex: Carter has produced a marvellously researched biography of Anthony Blunt, the British art historian who worked as a spy for the Soviet Union.

    Ex: He gets along famously with the head of reference, by the way.
    Ex: Within ten minutes they joined into my discussion and then it rolled like a house on fire.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a las mil maravillas

  • 20 a ojos vista

    = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes
    Ex. Much of what lies before our eyes today like a tongue of fire -- animal pestilences and the poisoning of our foodstuffs -- was already announced many years ago.
    * * *
    = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes

    Ex: Much of what lies before our eyes today like a tongue of fire -- animal pestilences and the poisoning of our foodstuffs -- was already announced many years ago.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a ojos vista

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