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  • 1 bobo

    adj.
    silly, booby, foolish, stupid.
    intj.
    you blot, you dope.
    m.
    fool, clod, blockhead, silly.
    * * *
    1 silly, foolish
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 fool
    * * *
    1. (f. - boba)
    noun
    fool, simpleton
    2. (f. - boba)
    adj.
    silly, stupid
    * * *
    bobo, -a
    1.
    ADJ (=tonto) silly, stupid; (=ingenuo) simple, naïve
    2.
    SM / F (=tonto) idiot, fool; (Teat) clown, funny man
    3. SM / F
    1) Caribe * (=reloj) watch
    2) Cono Sur (=corazón) heart, ticker *
    * * *
    I
    - ba adjetivo (fam) silly
    II
    - ba masculino, femenino (fam) fool

    deja de hacer el bobo — stop playing the fool, stop being so silly

    * * *
    = daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], fool, simpleton, goofy [goofier -comp., goofiest -sup.], witless, simp, deadhead, nincompoop, dumbbell, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], half-soaked, airhead, airheaded, drongo, dweeb.
    Ex. Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex. A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex. A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex. The article 'Book pricing: economics of a goofy business' examines briefly the economics of the book publishing process from the viewpoint of the book wholesaler.
    Ex. She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex. This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex. This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex. This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Three half-soaked security guards sat around a desk at the main entrance letting through more than they checked.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
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    * como un bobo = stupidly.
    * tortuga boba = loggerhead turtle.
    * * *
    I
    - ba adjetivo (fam) silly
    II
    - ba masculino, femenino (fam) fool

    deja de hacer el bobo — stop playing the fool, stop being so silly

    * * *
    = daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], fool, simpleton, goofy [goofier -comp., goofiest -sup.], witless, simp, deadhead, nincompoop, dumbbell, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], half-soaked, airhead, airheaded, drongo, dweeb.

    Ex: Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.

    Ex: A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex: A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex: The article 'Book pricing: economics of a goofy business' examines briefly the economics of the book publishing process from the viewpoint of the book wholesaler.
    Ex: She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex: This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex: This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex: This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Three half-soaked security guards sat around a desk at the main entrance letting through more than they checked.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    * como un bobo = stupidly.
    * tortuga boba = loggerhead turtle.

    * * *
    bobo1 -ba
    ( fam); silly
    bobo2 -ba
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam); fool
    deja de hacer el bobo stop playing the fool, stop being so silly
    * * *

    bobo
    ◊ -ba adjetivo (fam) silly

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (fam) fool
    bobo,-a
    I adj (simple, lelo) stupid, silly
    (cándido) naïve
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino fool

    ' bobo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atontada
    - atontado
    - boba
    - pájaro
    - che
    - hacer
    - pavo
    - primo
    English:
    boob
    - daft
    - dopey
    - dumb
    - dummy
    - goof
    - halfwit
    - lemon
    - mug
    - simple
    - soft-headed
    - sucker
    * * *
    bobo, -a
    adj
    1. [tonto] stupid, daft
    2. [ingenuo] naive, simple
    nm,f
    1. [tonto] fool, idiot;
    hacer el bobo to act o play the fool
    2. [ingenuo] simpleton
    nm
    1. Teatro = rustic simpleton
    2. CAm, Méx [pez] threadfin
    * * *
    I adj silly, foolish
    II m, boba f fool;
    pájaro bobo penguin
    * * *
    bobo, -ba adj
    : silly, stupid
    bobo, -ba n
    : fool, simpleton
    * * *
    bobo1 adj
    1. (tonto) silly [comp. sillier; superl. silliest]
    anda, no seas bobo come on, don't be silly
    2. (ingenuo) naive
    es tan bobo que se lo cree todo he's so naive, he'll believe anything
    bobo2 n fool

    Spanish-English dictionary > bobo

  • 2 despistado

    adj.
    disoriented, lost, at wits end, clueless.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: despistar.
    * * *
    1→ link=despistar despistar
    1 (distraído) absent-minded
    2 (confundido) confused
    estoy despistado, ya no sé dónde estamos I'm lost, I don't know where we are
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 absent-minded person, scatterbrain
    \
    hacerse el/la despistado,-a to pretend not to understand
    * * *
    despistado, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=distraído) vague, absentminded
    2) (=confuso) confused, muddled
    2.
    SM / F (=distraído) scatterbrain, absent-minded person
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1)
    a) [ser] vague, absentminded
    b) [estar]

    estaba or iba despistado — I was miles away (colloq) o daydreaming

    2) [estar] (desorientado, confuso) bewildered, lost
    II
    - da masculino, femenino scatterbrain (colloq)
    * * *
    = absent-minded, scatterbrain, clueless, moony [moonier -comp., mooniest -sup.], dreamy [dreamier -comp., dreamiest -sup.], in a fog, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded.
    Ex. The academic library is the natural habitat of the absent-minded professor.
    Ex. A 'characterology' can be created, from the author who is himself a precise archivist to the scatterbrain who throws nothing away.
    Ex. He was standing around clueless, being introduced to a bunch of people he wouldn't remember in the morning.
    Ex. I know for certain I was moony and lonely, feeling dissatisfied with myself, and wanted only to be alone that night.
    Ex. Puberty, he describes as ' dreamy and sentimental' and though this may seem a far cry from the teenagers we would recognize that adolescence brings an awakening of emotions, idealism and commitment to a romantic ideal.
    Ex. After practice, however, the usually affable Jackson looked to be in a fog as he prepared to walk to his locker.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1)
    a) [ser] vague, absentminded
    b) [estar]

    estaba or iba despistado — I was miles away (colloq) o daydreaming

    2) [estar] (desorientado, confuso) bewildered, lost
    II
    - da masculino, femenino scatterbrain (colloq)
    * * *
    = absent-minded, scatterbrain, clueless, moony [moonier -comp., mooniest -sup.], dreamy [dreamier -comp., dreamiest -sup.], in a fog, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded.

    Ex: The academic library is the natural habitat of the absent-minded professor.

    Ex: A 'characterology' can be created, from the author who is himself a precise archivist to the scatterbrain who throws nothing away.
    Ex: He was standing around clueless, being introduced to a bunch of people he wouldn't remember in the morning.
    Ex: I know for certain I was moony and lonely, feeling dissatisfied with myself, and wanted only to be alone that night.
    Ex: Puberty, he describes as ' dreamy and sentimental' and though this may seem a far cry from the teenagers we would recognize that adolescence brings an awakening of emotions, idealism and commitment to a romantic ideal.
    Ex: After practice, however, the usually affable Jackson looked to be in a fog as he prepared to walk to his locker.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.

    * * *
    1 [ SER] forgetful, absent-minded
    tendrás que recordárselo, es muy despistado you'll have to remind him, he's very absent-minded o forgetful o he tends to forget things
    soy muy despistado para los nombres I never remember names, I'm hopeless with names ( colloq)
    2 [ ESTAR]:
    estaba or iba despistado y me pasé de la parada I was miles away o I was daydreaming and I missed my stop ( colloq)
    B [ ESTAR] (desorientado, confuso) bewildered, lost
    con tantos cambios estoy despistado I'm bewildered by o I'm all at sea with all these changes
    todavía anda un poco despistado he hasn't quite found his feet yet, he's still a bit lost o disoriented
    masculine, feminine
    scatterbrain ( colloq)
    es un despistado he's a scatterbrain, he's very absent-minded o forgetful
    no te hagas la despistada don't act as if you don't know what I'm talking about
    * * *

     

    Del verbo despistar: ( conjugate despistar)

    despistado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    despistado    
    despistar
    despistado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) [ser] vague, absentminded;


    b)

    estar despistado to be miles away (colloq) o daydreaming;


    (desorientado, confuso) to be bewildered o lost
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    scatterbrain (colloq)
    despistar ( conjugate despistar) verbo transitivo
    a) (desorientar, confundir) to confuse


    sabuesoto throw … off the scent
    despistarse verbo pronominal ( confundirse) to get confused o muddled;
    ( distraerse) to lose concentration
    despistado,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (olvidadizo) scatterbrained, absent-minded: Jorge es muy despistado, nunca se acuerda de dónde ha aparcado el coche, Jorge is absent-minded; he never remembers where he parked his car
    2 (desorientado) confused: estoy un poco despistado, ¿dónde nos encontramos ahora?, I'm a bit confused - where are we?
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino scatterbrain: me hago la despistada, I pretend not to understand
    despistar verbo transitivo
    1 (hacer perder la pista) to lose, throw off the scent
    2 figurado to mislead
    ' despistado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    despistada
    - distraída
    - distraído
    - hacerse
    - alocado
    - atolondrado
    English:
    absent-minded
    - careless
    - forgetful
    - hopelessly
    - scatterbrained
    - sea
    - absent
    - vague
    * * *
    despistado, -a
    adj
    1. [por naturaleza] absent-minded;
    soy muy despistado para los cumpleaños I'm hopeless at remembering birthdays
    2. [momentáneamente] distracted;
    en ese momento estaba despistado y no la vi I was distracted at the time and didn't see her
    3. [confuso] muddled, mixed up;
    aún se le ve despistado he still looks a bit lost o as if he doesn't quite know what he's doing;
    nos tenías despistados a todos you had us all fooled
    nm,f
    es una despistada she's very absent-minded;
    hacerse el despistado to act as if one hasn't noticed/heard/understood/ etc;
    no te hagas el despistado, te hablo a ti stop acting as if you haven't heard, I'm talking to you
    * * *
    I adj scatterbrained
    II m, despistada f scatterbrain
    * * *
    despistado, -da adj
    1) distraído: absentminded, forgetful
    2) confuso: confused, bewildered
    despistado, -da n
    : scatterbrain, absentminded person
    * * *
    despistado adj absent minded

    Spanish-English dictionary > despistado

  • 3 estúpido

    adj.
    1 stupid, foolish, dumb, empty-headed.
    2 stupid, foolish, inane, dumb.
    m.
    stupid, nitwit, fathead, numbskull.
    * * *
    1 stupid, silly
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 berk, idiot
    * * *
    1. (f. - estúpida)
    adj.
    2. (f. - estúpida)
    noun f.
    * * *
    estúpido, -a
    1.
    ADJ stupid
    2.
    SM / F idiot
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/argumento> stupid, silly

    ay, qué estúpida soy! — oh, how stupid of me!

    II
    - da masculino, femenino idiot, fool
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], dummy, foolish, silly, mindless, moron, stupid, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], mad, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], nuts, witless, bonehead, boneheaded, twit, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], brainless, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], twat, nonsensical, mug, berk, prick, cretin, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, duffer, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, dork, moonstruck, plonker.
    Ex. Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.
    Ex. We are too prone to be dummy people by day, and thinking, articulate individuals only in the safety of home and leisure.
    Ex. It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.
    Ex. In conclusion, I am sure you all believe me to be either idealistic, unrealistic, radical, or just plain silly.
    Ex. By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. When any librarian is trying to find material on behalf of a user from a poor citation it leads to that librarian appearing slow and stupid to the user.
    Ex. Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex. When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex. Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex. I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex. She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. That was a big boneheaded error.
    Ex. Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex. Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex. The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex. The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex. Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex. An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex. This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex. Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex. This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex. She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex. I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    ----
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * como un estúpido = stupidly.
    * hacerse el estúpido = dumb down, act + dumb.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * rubia estúpida = dumb blonde.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * típica rubia estúpida = bimbo.
    * volverse estúpido = go off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/argumento> stupid, silly

    ay, qué estúpida soy! — oh, how stupid of me!

    II
    - da masculino, femenino idiot, fool
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], dummy, foolish, silly, mindless, moron, stupid, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], mad, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], nuts, witless, bonehead, boneheaded, twit, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], brainless, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], twat, nonsensical, mug, berk, prick, cretin, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, duffer, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, dork, moonstruck, plonker.

    Ex: Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.

    Ex: We are too prone to be dummy people by day, and thinking, articulate individuals only in the safety of home and leisure.
    Ex: It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.
    Ex: In conclusion, I am sure you all believe me to be either idealistic, unrealistic, radical, or just plain silly.
    Ex: By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex: When any librarian is trying to find material on behalf of a user from a poor citation it leads to that librarian appearing slow and stupid to the user.
    Ex: Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex: When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex: Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex: I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex: She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: That was a big boneheaded error.
    Ex: Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex: Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex: The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex: The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex: Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex: An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex: This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex: Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex: This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex: She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex: I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * como un estúpido = stupidly.
    * hacerse el estúpido = dumb down, act + dumb.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * rubia estúpida = dumb blonde.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * típica rubia estúpida = bimbo.
    * volverse estúpido = go off + Posesivo + rocker.

    * * *
    estúpido1 -da
    ‹persona› stupid; ‹argumento› stupid, silly
    ay, qué estúpida, me equivoqué oh, how stupid of me, I've done it wrong
    un gasto estúpido a stupid waste of money
    es estúpido que vayamos las dos it's silly o stupid for us both to go
    estúpido2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    idiot, fool
    el estúpido de mi hermano my stupid brother
    * * *

     

    estúpido
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹ persona stupid;


    argumento stupid, silly;
    ¡ay, qué estúpida soy! oh, how stupid of me!

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    idiot, fool
    estúpido,-a
    I adjetivo stupid
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino idiot

    ' estúpido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    burra
    - burro
    - estúpida
    - animal
    - apendejarse
    - baboso
    - caballo
    - el
    - embromar
    - gafo
    - huevón
    - pendejo
    English:
    also
    - believe
    - bit
    - bonehead
    - bozo
    - damn
    - dopey
    - equally
    - foolish
    - goof
    - idiotic
    - mindless
    - obtuse
    - pretty
    - shame
    - soft
    - stupid
    - that
    - wonder
    - inane
    - jerk
    * * *
    estúpido, -a
    adj
    stupid;
    ¡qué estúpido soy! me he vuelto a olvidar what an idiot I am! I've gone and forgotten again;
    sería estúpido no reconocerlo it would be foolish not to admit it
    nm,f
    idiot;
    el estúpido de mi vecino my idiot of a neighbour
    * * *
    I adj stupid
    II m, estúpida f idiot
    * * *
    estúpido, -da adj
    : stupid
    estúpido, -da n
    idiota: idiot, fool
    * * *
    estúpido1 adj stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    estúpido2 n stupid person / idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > estúpido

  • 4 necesidad

    f.
    1 need.
    tenemos una urgente necesidad de espacio we are in urgent need of more space
    no hay necesidad de algo there's no need for something
    no hay necesidad de hacer algo there's no need to do something
    tener necesidad de algo to need something
    obedecer a la necesidad (de) to arise from the need (to)
    2 necessity.
    por necesidad out of necessity
    3 hunger (hambre).
    pasar necesidades to suffer hardship
    * * *
    1 necessity, need
    2 (hambre) hunger
    3 (pobreza) poverty, want
    \
    de necesidad essential
    hacer sus necesidades familiar to relieve oneself
    no hay necesidad de... there's no need to...
    pasar necesidades to be in need, suffer hardship
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) need, necessity
    2) poverty, want
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=urgencia)
    a)

    la necesidad de algo — the need for sth

    la necesidad de hacer algo — the need to do sth

    tener necesidad de algo — to need sth

    tienen necesidad urgente de ayuda alimenticia — they urgently need food aid, they are in urgent need of food aid

    y ¿qué necesidad tienes de irte a un hotel habiendo camas en casa? — why would you need to go to a hotel when there are spare beds at home?

    b)

    de necesidad, en caso de necesidad — in an emergency

    artículos o productos de primera necesidad — basic essentials, staple items

    c)

    por necesidad, tuve que aprenderlo por necesidad — I had to learn it out of necessity

    el que se llame John no significa que tenga que ser inglés por necesidad — the fact that he is called John does not necessarily mean that he is English

    d)

    sin necesidad, no corra riesgos sin necesidad — don't take unnecessary risks

    podemos llegar a un acuerdo sin necesidad de que intervenga el director — we can come to an agreement without any need for the director to intervene

    e) (=cosa necesaria) [personal] need; [objetiva] necessity

    para un representante un coche no es un lujo, es una necesidad — for a sales rep, a car is not a luxury, it's a necessity

    2) (=pobreza) need
    3) (=apuro) tight spot
    a) (=privaciones) hardships

    pasar necesidades — to suffer hardship o hardships

    b)
    * * *
    1)
    a) (urgencia, falta) need

    en caso de necesidad — if necessary, if need be

    la necesidad hace maestros or aguza el ingenio — necessity is the mother of invention

    b) ( cosa necesaria) necessity, essential
    2) ( pobreza) poverty, need
    3) necesidades femenino plural
    a) ( requerimientos) needs (pl), requirements (pl)
    b) ( privaciones) hardship
    c)

    hacer sus necesidades — (euf) to relieve oneself (euph)

    * * *
    = necessity, need, requirement, want, exigency, urge, necessity.
    Ex. The main inconveniences of item record indexes arise from the necessity of searching the entire file.
    Ex. The need to become familiar with different command languages for different hosts is a considerable barrier to effective retrieval.
    Ex. The most appropriate type of abstract must be chosen in accordance with the requirements of each individual application.
    Ex. Several possible rules governing the reference interview are examined; one calls for inquiry into client's underlying wants, 'the face value rule', another for inquiry into underlying needs, 'the purpose rule'.
    Ex. The LA dangles between short-term exigencies and long-term potentials, and a call for cuts in library school output is trying to cure symptoms rather than diseases.
    Ex. The urge to mechanize paper-making came at first as much from the papermakers' desire to free themselves from dependence upon their skilled but rebellious workmen as from the pursuit of production economies.
    Ex. Books may be useful to many people, but it is by no means common for them to be necessities.
    ----
    * adaptable a las necesidades del usuario = customisable [customizable, -USA].
    * adaptar a las necesidades de = tailor to + the needs of, gear to + the needs of.
    * adaptar a una necesidad = time to + need, suit + requirement.
    * adaptarse a una necesidad = suit + need.
    * adecuar a una necesidad = suit + purpose, tailor to + demand.
    * ahorrarse la necesidad de = circumvent + the need to.
    * amoldarse a las necesidades de = bend to + the needs of.
    * análisis de necesidades = needs assessment, needs analysis.
    * apoyar la necesidad de = endorse + the need (for/to).
    * atender a una necesidad = meet + need, speak to + need.
    * atender las necesidades = provide for + needs.
    * atender una necesidad = address + need, cover + requirement, fulfil + requirement, serve + need.
    * comprobación de las necesidades económicas = means-testing, means test.
    * comprobar las necesidades económicas = means test.
    * confirmar la necesidad de = endorse + the need (for/to).
    * cuando le surja la necesidad = at + Posesivo + time of need.
    * cubrir la mayoría de las necesidades = go + most of the way.
    * cubrir las necesidades de = provide for.
    * cubrir una necesidad = cover + need, meet + need, serve + need, fill + need, fulfil + need, speak to + need.
    * defender la necesidad = articulate + the need.
    * defender la necesidad de = support + the case for.
    * diagnosticar las necesidades de = diagnose + needs.
    * dispositivo de ayuda a usuarios con necesidades especiales = assistive device.
    * eliminar la necesidad de = remove + the need for.
    * eludir la necesidad de = bypass + the need (for).
    * estrategia para enfrentarse a las necesidades diarias = coping strategy, coping skill.
    * estudiar una necesidad = analyse + need.
    * evaluación de las necesidades económicas = means-testing, means test.
    * evaluación de necesidades = needs assessment.
    * evaluar las necesidades económicas = means test.
    * existir una necesidad de = there + be + call for.
    * hacer frente a una necesidad = meet + need, serve + need.
    * hacer + Posesivo + necesidades = relieve + Reflexivo, go + potty.
    * hacer que Algo sea pertinente a las necesidades de Algo o Alguien = make + Nombre + relevant to.
    * insistir en la necesidad de = insist on + the necessity of, insist on + the need for.
    * justificar la necesidad de = justify + the case for.
    * la necesidad agudiza el ingenio = necessity mothers invention, necessity is the mother of invention.
    * librar de la necesidad de = relieve of + the necessity of, relieve of + the need to.
    * necesidad apremiante = desperate need.
    * necesidad corporal = bodily function.
    * necesidad de información = information need.
    * necesidad económica = economic necessity, economic need.
    * necesidades de espacio = space requirements.
    * necesidad extrema = dire need.
    * necesidad humana = human need.
    * necesidad imperiosa = desperate need.
    * necesidad informativa = information need.
    * necesidad urgente = desperate need, urgent need.
    * necesidad visceral = visceral need.
    * niño con necesidades especiales = special needs child.
    * no tener la necesidad de usar Algo = have + no use for.
    * orientado hacia unas necesidades = need oriented.
    * plantear la necesidad = articulate + the need.
    * por necesidad = of necessity, out of necessity.
    * prever una necesidad = project + need.
    * producto de la necesidad = born of necessity.
    * provisiones de primera necesidad = basic provisions, basic goods.
    * que se concede en función de las necesidades económicas = means-tested.
    * quien no malgasta no pasa necesidades = waste not, want not.
    * recalcar la necesidad = stress + the need.
    * regla de la necesidad = purpose rule.
    * resaltar la necesidad = stress + the need.
    * resaltar la necesidad de = imprint + the need for.
    * resolver una necesidad = address + requirement.
    * responder a una necesidad = address + need.
    * satisfacer las necesidades = provide for + needs.
    * satisfacer las necesidades de = provide for.
    * satisfacer una necesidad = match + need, match + requirement, meet + need, meet + requirement, satisfy + need, satisfy + requirement, accommodate + need, fulfil + need.
    * sentir la necesidad de = feel + need for, feel + the need to, get + the urge to.
    * sin necesidad de ello = gratuitous, gratuitously.
    * sin necesidad de pensar = thought-free.
    * surgir una necesidad = need + arise.
    * tecnología adaptada a usuarios con necesidades especiales = assistive technology.
    * una necesidad cada vez mayor = a growing need.
    * verse en la necesidad = be constrained to.
    * verse en la necesidad de = be left with the need to.
    * verse en la necesidad urgente de = be hard pressed.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (urgencia, falta) need

    en caso de necesidad — if necessary, if need be

    la necesidad hace maestros or aguza el ingenio — necessity is the mother of invention

    b) ( cosa necesaria) necessity, essential
    2) ( pobreza) poverty, need
    3) necesidades femenino plural
    a) ( requerimientos) needs (pl), requirements (pl)
    b) ( privaciones) hardship
    c)

    hacer sus necesidades — (euf) to relieve oneself (euph)

    * * *
    = necessity, need, requirement, want, exigency, urge, necessity.

    Ex: The main inconveniences of item record indexes arise from the necessity of searching the entire file.

    Ex: The need to become familiar with different command languages for different hosts is a considerable barrier to effective retrieval.
    Ex: The most appropriate type of abstract must be chosen in accordance with the requirements of each individual application.
    Ex: Several possible rules governing the reference interview are examined; one calls for inquiry into client's underlying wants, 'the face value rule', another for inquiry into underlying needs, 'the purpose rule'.
    Ex: The LA dangles between short-term exigencies and long-term potentials, and a call for cuts in library school output is trying to cure symptoms rather than diseases.
    Ex: The urge to mechanize paper-making came at first as much from the papermakers' desire to free themselves from dependence upon their skilled but rebellious workmen as from the pursuit of production economies.
    Ex: Books may be useful to many people, but it is by no means common for them to be necessities.
    * adaptable a las necesidades del usuario = customisable [customizable, -USA].
    * adaptar a las necesidades de = tailor to + the needs of, gear to + the needs of.
    * adaptar a una necesidad = time to + need, suit + requirement.
    * adaptarse a una necesidad = suit + need.
    * adecuar a una necesidad = suit + purpose, tailor to + demand.
    * ahorrarse la necesidad de = circumvent + the need to.
    * amoldarse a las necesidades de = bend to + the needs of.
    * análisis de necesidades = needs assessment, needs analysis.
    * apoyar la necesidad de = endorse + the need (for/to).
    * atender a una necesidad = meet + need, speak to + need.
    * atender las necesidades = provide for + needs.
    * atender una necesidad = address + need, cover + requirement, fulfil + requirement, serve + need.
    * comprobación de las necesidades económicas = means-testing, means test.
    * comprobar las necesidades económicas = means test.
    * confirmar la necesidad de = endorse + the need (for/to).
    * cuando le surja la necesidad = at + Posesivo + time of need.
    * cubrir la mayoría de las necesidades = go + most of the way.
    * cubrir las necesidades de = provide for.
    * cubrir una necesidad = cover + need, meet + need, serve + need, fill + need, fulfil + need, speak to + need.
    * defender la necesidad = articulate + the need.
    * defender la necesidad de = support + the case for.
    * diagnosticar las necesidades de = diagnose + needs.
    * dispositivo de ayuda a usuarios con necesidades especiales = assistive device.
    * eliminar la necesidad de = remove + the need for.
    * eludir la necesidad de = bypass + the need (for).
    * estrategia para enfrentarse a las necesidades diarias = coping strategy, coping skill.
    * estudiar una necesidad = analyse + need.
    * evaluación de las necesidades económicas = means-testing, means test.
    * evaluación de necesidades = needs assessment.
    * evaluar las necesidades económicas = means test.
    * existir una necesidad de = there + be + call for.
    * hacer frente a una necesidad = meet + need, serve + need.
    * hacer + Posesivo + necesidades = relieve + Reflexivo, go + potty.
    * hacer que Algo sea pertinente a las necesidades de Algo o Alguien = make + Nombre + relevant to.
    * insistir en la necesidad de = insist on + the necessity of, insist on + the need for.
    * justificar la necesidad de = justify + the case for.
    * la necesidad agudiza el ingenio = necessity mothers invention, necessity is the mother of invention.
    * librar de la necesidad de = relieve of + the necessity of, relieve of + the need to.
    * necesidad apremiante = desperate need.
    * necesidad corporal = bodily function.
    * necesidad de información = information need.
    * necesidad económica = economic necessity, economic need.
    * necesidades de espacio = space requirements.
    * necesidad extrema = dire need.
    * necesidad humana = human need.
    * necesidad imperiosa = desperate need.
    * necesidad informativa = information need.
    * necesidad urgente = desperate need, urgent need.
    * necesidad visceral = visceral need.
    * niño con necesidades especiales = special needs child.
    * no tener la necesidad de usar Algo = have + no use for.
    * orientado hacia unas necesidades = need oriented.
    * plantear la necesidad = articulate + the need.
    * por necesidad = of necessity, out of necessity.
    * prever una necesidad = project + need.
    * producto de la necesidad = born of necessity.
    * provisiones de primera necesidad = basic provisions, basic goods.
    * que se concede en función de las necesidades económicas = means-tested.
    * quien no malgasta no pasa necesidades = waste not, want not.
    * recalcar la necesidad = stress + the need.
    * regla de la necesidad = purpose rule.
    * resaltar la necesidad = stress + the need.
    * resaltar la necesidad de = imprint + the need for.
    * resolver una necesidad = address + requirement.
    * responder a una necesidad = address + need.
    * satisfacer las necesidades = provide for + needs.
    * satisfacer las necesidades de = provide for.
    * satisfacer una necesidad = match + need, match + requirement, meet + need, meet + requirement, satisfy + need, satisfy + requirement, accommodate + need, fulfil + need.
    * sentir la necesidad de = feel + need for, feel + the need to, get + the urge to.
    * sin necesidad de ello = gratuitous, gratuitously.
    * sin necesidad de pensar = thought-free.
    * surgir una necesidad = need + arise.
    * tecnología adaptada a usuarios con necesidades especiales = assistive technology.
    * una necesidad cada vez mayor = a growing need.
    * verse en la necesidad = be constrained to.
    * verse en la necesidad de = be left with the need to.
    * verse en la necesidad urgente de = be hard pressed.

    * * *
    A
    1 (urgencia, falta) need
    en caso de necesidad me lo prestará she'll lend it to me if necessary o if need be
    una imperiosa necesidad an urgent o a pressing need
    tengo necesidad de unas vacaciones I'm in need of o I need a break
    ¿qué necesidad hay de decírselo? do we/you have to tell her?, is there any need to tell her?
    no hay necesidad de que se entere there's no need for her to know
    subrayó la necesidad de que permaneciera secreto he emphasized the need for it to remain secret
    hacer de la necesidad virtud to make a virtue of necessity
    la necesidad tiene cara de hereje beggars can't be choosers
    la necesidad hace maestros or aguza el ingenio necessity is the mother of invention
    2 (cosa necesaria) necessity, essential
    no es un lujo sino una necesidad it is not a luxury but a necessity o an essential
    B (pobreza) poverty, need
    viven en la necesidad they live in poverty, they are very poor o needy
    la necesidad lo impulsó a robar he stole out of necessity o need, poverty drove him to steal
    su muerte los dejó en la más absoluta necesidad his death left them in extreme poverty
    C
    (inevitabilidad): tienen que hacer transbordo en Irún por necesidad you have no alternative but to change trains at Irún
    1 (requerimientos) needs (pl), requirements (pl)
    no podremos satisfacer sus necesidades we will be unable to meet your requirements o needs
    2 (privaciones) hardship
    sufrieron or pasaron muchas necesidades they suffered a great deal of hardship
    3
    hacer sus necesidades ( euf); to relieve oneself ( euph)
    saca al perro a hacer sus necesidades take the dog out to do his business ( euph)
    se hace sus necesidades encima he dirties o soils himself ( euph)
    * * *

     

    necesidad sustantivo femenino
    1
    a) (urgencia, falta) need;


    en caso de necesidad if necessary, if need be


    2
    necesidades sustantivo femenino plural




    c)


    necesidad sustantivo femenino
    1 necessity, need: sentí la necesidad de abrazarla, I felt the need to hug her
    tengo necesidad de llorar, I need to cry
    por necesidad, of necessity
    2 (dificultad económica) hardship: pasan mucha necesidad, they suffer hardship
    ' necesidad' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acuciante
    - caso
    - haber
    - primera
    - primero
    - remediar
    - saciar
    - satisfacer
    - sueño
    - apremiante
    - artículo
    - creciente
    - cubrir
    - por
    - resaltar
    - tener
    English:
    basic
    - consuming
    - crying
    - demand
    - desperate
    - must
    - necessity
    - need
    - neediness
    - of
    - overwhelming
    - pinch
    - requirement
    - sore
    - staple
    - want
    * * *
    1. [en general] need;
    discutieron la necesidad de detener la violencia they discussed the need to stop the violence;
    en esta oficina tenemos una urgente necesidad de espacio we are in urgent need of more space in this office;
    no veo la necesidad de darle un premio I don't see any reason to give him a prize;
    nos recordaron la necesidad de ser discretos they reminded us of the need for discretion;
    no hay necesidad de que se lo digas there's no need for you to tell her;
    obedecer a la necesidad (de) to arise from the need (to);
    necesidad perentoria urgent need;
    puedes hablarme, sin necesidad de gritar there's no need to shout;
    se puede comer sin necesidad de calentarlo previamente can be eaten cold, needs no preheating;
    2. [obligación] necessity;
    por necesidad out of necessity;
    3. [hambre] hunger;
    [pobreza] poverty, need;
    pasar necesidades to suffer hardship;
    la necesidad la obligó a mendigar poverty forced her to beg
    4. Euf
    tengo que hacer mis necesidades I have to answer a call of nature;
    ya estoy harto de que los perros de los vecinos se hagan sus necesidades en la escalera I'm fed up of neighbours' dogs doing their business on the stairs
    * * *
    f
    1 need;
    en caso de necesidad if necessary;
    por necesidad out of necessity;
    hacer de la necesidad virtud make a virtue out of a necessity
    2 ( cosa esencial) necessity;
    3
    :
    hacer sus necesidades fam relieve o.s.
    4
    :
    pasar necesidades suffer hardship
    * * *
    1) : need, necessity
    2) : poverty, want
    3) necesidades nfpl
    : hardships
    4)
    hacer sus necesidades : to relieve oneself
    * * *
    1. (falta) need
    2. (cosa esencial) necessity [pl. necessities]
    3. (pobreza) poverty

    Spanish-English dictionary > necesidad

  • 5 a posteriori

    adv.
    a posteriori, afterwards, from what comes after.
    * * *
    a posteriori
    * * *
    ADV
    1) (=después) [gen] at a later stage; [comprender] with (the benefit of) hindsight
    2) (Lógica, Jur) a posteriori
    * * *
    locución adverbial with hindsight

    un argumento a posteriori — (loc adj) an a posteriori argument

    * * *
    = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight
    Ex. In all of the helping professions there is need for both active and reactive service.
    Ex. In retrospect, this was perhaps a rather inauspicious beginning, for the test apparently broke down in disarray over the question of relevance judgement.
    Ex. In the case of BUSHMEN and HOTTENTOTS, the peoples' real names don't even appear as after-the-fact, last minute cross-references to the defamatory form.
    Ex. This article notes that hindsight is always easier than foresight, and that some of these predictions should have been correct.
    Ex. We can see with hindsight that two early romans in particular set the pattern for the later development of the face which was to become the standard roman for most of the sixteenth century.
    Ex. Explicit differentiation is made between a priori relationships, ie those that are known in advance of scanning any particular document, and a posteriori relationships, ie those which are found only by scanning a particular document.
    Ex. In hindsight, it is easy to see a trajectory of inevitability that made MARC, the ISBDs, and AACR2 seem more the result of historical forces than the often faltering and separate steps they were in truth.
    * * *
    locución adverbial with hindsight

    un argumento a posteriori — (loc adj) an a posteriori argument

    * * *
    = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight

    Ex: In all of the helping professions there is need for both active and reactive service.

    Ex: In retrospect, this was perhaps a rather inauspicious beginning, for the test apparently broke down in disarray over the question of relevance judgement.
    Ex: In the case of BUSHMEN and HOTTENTOTS, the peoples' real names don't even appear as after-the-fact, last minute cross-references to the defamatory form.
    Ex: This article notes that hindsight is always easier than foresight, and that some of these predictions should have been correct.
    Ex: We can see with hindsight that two early romans in particular set the pattern for the later development of the face which was to become the standard roman for most of the sixteenth century.
    Ex: Explicit differentiation is made between a priori relationships, ie those that are known in advance of scanning any particular document, and a posteriori relationships, ie those which are found only by scanning a particular document.
    Ex: In hindsight, it is easy to see a trajectory of inevitability that made MARC, the ISBDs, and AACR2 seem more the result of historical forces than the often faltering and separate steps they were in truth.

    * * *
    with hindsight
    un argumento a posteriori ( loc adj) an a posteriori argument
    * * *
    a posteriori loc adv
    with hindsight;
    habrá que juzgarlo a posteriori we'll have to judge it after the event
    * * *
    adj & adv a posteriori

    Spanish-English dictionary > a posteriori

  • 6 acreditación

    f.
    1 accreditation, credit, credit note.
    2 credentialing, licensors.
    * * *
    1 accreditation
    * * *
    SF (=acto) accreditation; (=autorización) authorization, sanctioning
    * * *
    femenino ( acción) accreditation; ( documento) credentials (pl)
    * * *
    = reputation, accreditation, proof of identity.
    Ex. The reputation of the information and its authority will be more exposed to examination.
    Ex. There is need for reform of the curriculum and a national system of accreditation.
    Ex. All applicants for a driver license must present proof of identity satisfactory to the department.
    ----
    * acreditación en informática = computer driving licence.
    * acreditación europea en informática = European computer driving licence (ECDL).
    * proceso de acreditación = accreditation process.
    * * *
    femenino ( acción) accreditation; ( documento) credentials (pl)
    * * *
    = reputation, accreditation, proof of identity.

    Ex: The reputation of the information and its authority will be more exposed to examination.

    Ex: There is need for reform of the curriculum and a national system of accreditation.
    Ex: All applicants for a driver license must present proof of identity satisfactory to the department.
    * acreditación en informática = computer driving licence.
    * acreditación europea en informática = European computer driving licence (ECDL).
    * proceso de acreditación = accreditation process.

    * * *
    1 (acción) accreditation
    2 (documento) credentials (pl)
    * * *
    1. [de periodista] press card;
    [de congresista, deportista] pass acreditación de prensa press pass
    2. [de diplomático] credentials
    * * *
    f documento credentials pl
    * * *
    acreditación nf, pl - ciones : accreditation

    Spanish-English dictionary > acreditación

  • 7 atolondrado

    adj.
    1 bewildered, perplexed, at a loss, rattled.
    2 reckless, muddle-headed, harebrained, mindless.
    3 careless, thoughtless.
    f. & m.
    confused person, muddler, scatterbrain.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: atolondrar.
    * * *
    1→ link=atolondrar atolondrar
    1 (desatinado) scatterbrained, reckless, silly
    2 (aturdido) stunned, bewildered
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=aturdido) bewildered, stunned
    2) (=irreflexivo) thoughtless, reckless; (=casquivano) scatterbrained; (=tonto) silly
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( impetuoso) rash, impetuous; ( despistado) scatterbrained
    b) [estar] ( por golpe) dazed, stunned
    II
    - da masculino, femenino scatterbrain
    * * *
    = reckless, harebrained, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, haywire.
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Reckless driving on the information highway, or, is the scholar of the research library effectively using the available resources?'.
    Ex. Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. The concept is brilliant -- young Owen begins to get back his superpowers but they are, well, a little bit haywire.
    ----
    * atolondrado con = besotted with.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( impetuoso) rash, impetuous; ( despistado) scatterbrained
    b) [estar] ( por golpe) dazed, stunned
    II
    - da masculino, femenino scatterbrain
    * * *
    = reckless, harebrained, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, haywire.

    Ex: The article is entitled ' Reckless driving on the information highway, or, is the scholar of the research library effectively using the available resources?'.

    Ex: Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: The concept is brilliant -- young Owen begins to get back his superpowers but they are, well, a little bit haywire.
    * atolondrado con = besotted with.

    * * *
    1 [ SER] (alocado) impetuous; (despistado) scatterbrained
    2 [ ESTAR] (por un golpe) dazed, stunned
    masculine, feminine
    scatterbrain
    * * *

    Del verbo atolondrar: ( conjugate atolondrar)

    atolondrado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    atolondrado    
    atolondrar
    atolondrado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) [ser] ( impetuoso) rash, impetuous;

    ( despistado) scatterbrained
    b) [estar] ( por golpe) dazed, stunned

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    scatterbrain
    atolondrar ( conjugate atolondrar) verbo transitivo


    atolondrarse verbo pronominal


    no te atolondres, piénsalo bien don't rush into it, think it over carefully

    atolondrado,-a adjetivo foolish, feather-brained,
    ' atolondrado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atolondrada
    English:
    scatterbrained
    * * *
    atolondrado, -a
    adj
    1. [precipitado] foolish, thoughtless
    2. [aturdido] bewildered, confused
    nm,f
    [precipitado]
    es un atolondrado he's rather foolish, he's a bit of a fool
    * * *
    adj scatterbrained
    * * *
    atolondrado, -da adj
    1) aturdido: bewildered, dazed
    2) despistado: scatterbrained, absentminded

    Spanish-English dictionary > atolondrado

  • 8 aunque

    conj.
    1 even though, although (a pesar de que).
    tendrás que venir aunque no quieras you'll have to come, even if you don't want to
    aunque es caro, me lo voy a comprar although it's expensive I'm going to buy it, I'm going to buy it even though it's expensive
    2 although (pero).
    es lista, aunque un poco perezosa she's clever, although o if a little lazy
    * * *
    1 (valor concesivo) although, though; (con énfasis) even if, even though
    es duro, aunque justo he's tough but fair
    * * *
    conj.
    although, though, even though, even if
    * * *
    CONJ although, though, even though

    es guapa aunque algo bajita — she's pretty but rather short, she's pretty even if she is on the short side

    aunque más... — however much..., no matter how much...

    AUNQUE Aunque se puede traducir al inglés por although, though, even though o even if.Por regla general, cuando la cláusula introducida por aunque indica un hecho ( aunque + ((indicativo))), en inglés coloquial se traduce por though y en lenguaje más formal por although: Aunque había un montón de gente, al final pude encontrar a Carlos Though there were a lot of people there, I managed to find Carlos No esperaba eso de él, aunque entiendo por qué lo hizo I did not expect that from him, although I can understand why he did it ► Even though introduce la oración subordinada, enfatizando con más fuerza el contraste con la principal, cuando aunque va seguido de un hecho concreto, no una hipótesis, y equivale a a pesar de que: Llevaba un abrigo de piel, aunque era un día muy caluroso She wore a fur coat, even though it was a very hot day ► Si aunque tiene el sentido de incluso si ( aunque + ((subjuntivo))), se traduce por even if: Debes ir, aunque no quieras You must go, even if you don't want to Me dijo que no me lo diría, aunque lo supiera He said he wouldn't tell me even if he knew Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada
    * * *
    a) (+ indicativo) although

    aunque llegué tarde conseguí entradasalthough o even though I got there late I managed to get tickets

    es simpático, aunque algo tímido — he's very likable, if somewhat shy

    b) ( respondiendo a una objeción) (+ subjuntivo)

    es millonario, aunque no lo parezca — he's a millionaire though he may not look it

    aunque no lo creas... — believe it or not...

    2) (refiriéndose a posibilidades, hipótesis) (+ subjuntivo) even if

    cómetelo, aunque no te guste — eat it, even if you don't like it

    dale aunque más no sea unos pesos — (RPl) at least give him a few pesos

    * * *
    = admittedly, albeit (that), although, but, even though, while, whilst, even when, though, if, but still, but then again.
    Ex. Admittedly, this relevant part of the classified file may not be the specific class he wants.
    Ex. Present, classical catalog designs are elaborations, albeit considerable elaborations, of these sixteenth-century developments.
    Ex. These are the strengths of the Journal of Common Market Studies, although even this journal has a wider remit than its title suggest.
    Ex. Learning takes place in one environment but is put to work in another, and the learner is left to make the transition.
    Ex. Their objectives are however slightly different, even though in any discussion of computerised cataloguing systems co-operative networks and centralised cataloguing are inextricably linked.
    Ex. While the resulting A/Z entries are not 'wrong', they tend to be clumsy.
    Ex. Thus some current awareness services can be purchased from external vendors, whilst others may be offered by a library or information unit to its particular group of users.
    Ex. On-line data banks are still expanding, as they provide unrivalled services, even when these have to be paid for by users.
    Ex. This is not to say, though, that in some countries the 'all' that is available to gather into a current national bibliography is only that which the ruling government approve of.
    Ex. Don't go to France thinking that your cherished ancient library from your 50s/60s school days remains unchanged amid the splendour of its beautiful if dingy old digs.
    Ex. Less well-reported but still widely collected types of use included newly registered borrowers, visits, reference questions, in-library use, and off site program attendance = Otros datos sobre los que se dio menos información aunque todas las bibliotecas los recogen eran el número de nuevos usuarios, las visitas, las preguntas de referencia, el uso dentro de la biblioteca y la asistencia a actividades organizas fuera de la biblioteca.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    ----
    * aunque a decir verdad = Mind you.
    * aunque a menudo = if often.
    * aunque en balde = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque en vano = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda = You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy.
    * aunque me fuera la vida en ello = for the life of me.
    * aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
    * aunque no lo parezca = oddly enough, strangely enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * aunque no sea para otra cosa = if nothing else.
    * aunque no siempre = if not always.
    * aunque no sirva para otra cosa = if nothing else.
    * aunque parezca difícil = difficult though it may seem, difficult as it may seem.
    * aunque parezca extraño = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * aunque parezca increíble = incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, although it may seem incredible.
    * aunque parezca mentira = amazingly enough, believe it or not, strangely enough, incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, although it may seem incredible.
    * aunque parezca raro = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough.
    * aunque parezca razo = funnily.
    * aunque por otro lado = but otherwise.
    * aunque sin ningún resultado = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque sólo sea porque = if only because.
    * * *
    a) (+ indicativo) although

    aunque llegué tarde conseguí entradasalthough o even though I got there late I managed to get tickets

    es simpático, aunque algo tímido — he's very likable, if somewhat shy

    b) ( respondiendo a una objeción) (+ subjuntivo)

    es millonario, aunque no lo parezca — he's a millionaire though he may not look it

    aunque no lo creas... — believe it or not...

    2) (refiriéndose a posibilidades, hipótesis) (+ subjuntivo) even if

    cómetelo, aunque no te guste — eat it, even if you don't like it

    dale aunque más no sea unos pesos — (RPl) at least give him a few pesos

    * * *
    = admittedly, albeit (that), although, but, even though, while, whilst, even when, though, if, but still, but then again.

    Ex: Admittedly, this relevant part of the classified file may not be the specific class he wants.

    Ex: Present, classical catalog designs are elaborations, albeit considerable elaborations, of these sixteenth-century developments.
    Ex: These are the strengths of the Journal of Common Market Studies, although even this journal has a wider remit than its title suggest.
    Ex: Learning takes place in one environment but is put to work in another, and the learner is left to make the transition.
    Ex: Their objectives are however slightly different, even though in any discussion of computerised cataloguing systems co-operative networks and centralised cataloguing are inextricably linked.
    Ex: While the resulting A/Z entries are not 'wrong', they tend to be clumsy.
    Ex: Thus some current awareness services can be purchased from external vendors, whilst others may be offered by a library or information unit to its particular group of users.
    Ex: On-line data banks are still expanding, as they provide unrivalled services, even when these have to be paid for by users.
    Ex: This is not to say, though, that in some countries the 'all' that is available to gather into a current national bibliography is only that which the ruling government approve of.
    Ex: Don't go to France thinking that your cherished ancient library from your 50s/60s school days remains unchanged amid the splendour of its beautiful if dingy old digs.
    Ex: Less well-reported but still widely collected types of use included newly registered borrowers, visits, reference questions, in-library use, and off site program attendance = Otros datos sobre los que se dio menos información aunque todas las bibliotecas los recogen eran el número de nuevos usuarios, las visitas, las preguntas de referencia, el uso dentro de la biblioteca y la asistencia a actividades organizas fuera de la biblioteca.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    * aunque a decir verdad = Mind you.
    * aunque a menudo = if often.
    * aunque en balde = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque en vano = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda = You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy, You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy.
    * aunque me fuera la vida en ello = for the life of me.
    * aunque no lo creas = believe it or not.
    * aunque no lo parezca = oddly enough, strangely enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * aunque no sea para otra cosa = if nothing else.
    * aunque no siempre = if not always.
    * aunque no sirva para otra cosa = if nothing else.
    * aunque parezca difícil = difficult though it may seem, difficult as it may seem.
    * aunque parezca extraño = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange.
    * aunque parezca increíble = incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, although it may seem incredible.
    * aunque parezca mentira = amazingly enough, believe it or not, strangely enough, incredibly, incredible though it may seem, incredibly enough, incredible as it may seem, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, although it may seem incredible.
    * aunque parezca raro = strangely enough, oddly enough, strange though it may seem, strange as it may seem, although it may seem strange, funnily enough.
    * aunque parezca razo = funnily.
    * aunque por otro lado = but otherwise.
    * aunque sin ningún resultado = but (all) to no avail.
    * aunque sólo sea porque = if only because.

    * * *
    1 (+ indicativo) although
    aunque llegamos tarde conseguimos entradas although o even though we got there late we managed to get tickets
    por lo menos antes se oía; aunque mal, se oía at least before you could hear it, not very well, but you could hear it
    es simpático, aunque algo tímido he's very likable, if somewhat shy
    le dije que sí, aunque la verdad es que no tengo ganas de ir I said yes, although o though to be quite honest I don't feel like going
    aunque a ti no te guste, es muy bonito you may not like it, but it's very pretty
    es millonario, aunque no lo parezca he's a millionaire though he may not look it
    aunque no lo creas sacó la mejor nota believe it or not she got the best marks
    B (refiriéndose a posibilidades, hipótesis) (+ subjuntivo) even if
    come lo que te sirvan, aunque no te guste eat whatever you're given, even if you don't like it
    mándales unas flores, aunque sea at least send them some flowers
    dale aunque más no sea unos pesos ( RPl); at least give him a few pesos
    * * *

     

    aunque conjunción
    1 ( a pesar de que)


    b) ( respondiendo a una objeción) (+ subjuntivo):

    es millonario, aunque no lo parezca he's a millionaire though he may not look it;

    aunque no lo creas … believe it or not …
    2 (refiriéndose a posibilidades, hipótesis) (+ subjuntivo) even if;

    aunque conj although, though
    (incluso si) even if
    aunque no te lo creas, even if you don't believe it o believe it or not
    (a pesar de) even though
    aunque llegamos tarde, no perdimos el tren, even though we were late, we didn't miss the train
    Fíjate en estos dos sentidos de aunque:
    1) a pesar de
    though
    - más informal
    although - más formal
    even though - más enfático
    2) incluso si, even if
    ' aunque' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abogada
    - abogado
    - apellido
    - así
    - comida
    - cuando
    - fonéticamente
    - más
    - mentira
    - ni
    - pesar
    - política
    - rentabilidad
    - salario
    - sellar
    - siquiera
    - toda
    - todo
    - creer
    - parecer
    English:
    albeit
    - alike
    - although
    - as
    - believe
    - blusher
    - delicate
    - devoted
    - even
    - further
    - hate
    - have
    - if
    - lady
    - love
    - oddly
    - shall
    - should
    - tear away
    - though
    - while
    - odds
    - strangely
    * * *
    aunque conj
    1. [a pesar de que] even though, although;
    [incluso si] even if;
    tendrás que venir aunque no quieras you'll have to come, even if you don't want to;
    aunque quisiera no podría even if I wanted to, I wouldn't be able to;
    aunque es caro, me lo voy a comprar although it's expensive I'm going to buy it, I'm going to buy it even though it's expensive;
    aunque me cae bien, no me fío de él much as I like him, I don't trust him;
    aunque no te lo creas llegó el primero believe it or not, he came first;
    aunque parezca mentira strange as it may seem, believe it or not;
    aunque parezca raro oddly enough, odd though it may seem;
    cómprale aunque sea una caja de bombones buy her something, even if it's only a box of chocolates;
    RP
    decime la verdad aunque más no sea at least tell me the truth
    2. [pero] although;
    es lista, aunque un poco perezosa she's clever, although o if a little lazy;
    aquellos cuadros no están mal, aunque éstos me gustan más those paintings aren't bad, but I like these (ones) better
    * * *
    conj
    1 although, even though
    2 + subj even if
    * * *
    aunque conj
    1) : though, although, even if, even though
    2)
    aunque sea : at least
    * * *
    aunque conj
    1. (a pesar de que) although / even though
    aunque no quería, tuve que ir although I didn't want to, I had to go
    era simpático, aunque parecía serio even though he seemed serious, he was nice
    aunque sólo llevo 5 meses aquí, me siento muy a gusto although I've only lived here for 5 months, I feel very much at home
    2. (incluso si) even if
    sale a pasear todos los días, aunque caigan chuzos de punta he goes for a walk every day even if it's pouring with rain

    Spanish-English dictionary > aunque

  • 9 autentificación

    f.
    1 authentication, legalization.
    2 authentication, act of authenticating.
    * * *
    femenino authentication
    * * *
    = accreditation, authentication.
    Ex. There is need for reform of the curriculum and a national system of accreditation.
    Ex. Without the legal safeguards of authentication, the promise of electronic trading cannot be realized.
    ----
    * autentificación de un testamento = probate.
    * * *
    femenino authentication
    * * *
    = accreditation, authentication.

    Ex: There is need for reform of the curriculum and a national system of accreditation.

    Ex: Without the legal safeguards of authentication, the promise of electronic trading cannot be realized.
    * autentificación de un testamento = probate.

    * * *
    authentication
    * * *
    1. Der [de firma, documento] authentication
    2. Informát authentication

    Spanish-English dictionary > autentificación

  • 10 batir

    m.
    beating of wings, whirr.
    Se oyó un súbito batir de alas A sudden whirr was heard.
    v.
    1 to beat, to whisk.
    El ave bate las alas en el viento The bird beats its wings in the wind.
    2 to beat against.
    las olas batían las rocas the waves beat against the rocks
    el viento batía las ventanas the windows were banging in the wind
    3 to flap, to beat (alas).
    4 to beat.
    5 to beat down (sol, lluvia).
    6 to comb, to search.
    7 to whip, to beat, to churn, to scramble.
    Elsa bate las claras para el pastel Elsa whips the whites for the cake.
    * * *
    1 (huevos) to beat; (nata, claras) to whip
    2 (palmas) to clap
    3 (metales) to beat
    4 (alas) to flap, beat
    5 (derribar) to knock down
    6 (vencer) to beat, defeat
    7 DEPORTE (marca, récord) to break
    8 (explorar) to reconnoitre; (registrar) to comb, search
    9 (cazador) to beat
    1 to fight
    \
    batirse en duelo to fight a duel
    batirse en retirada to retreat
    * * *
    verb
    2) mix, whisk, whip
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=vencer, superar) [+ adversario, enemigo] to beat; [+ récord] to break, beat

    batió el récord mundial de 400 metros vallasshe broke o beat the world 400 metres hurdles record

    2) (Culin) [+ huevos] to beat, whisk; [+ nata, crema] to whip; [+ mantequilla, margarina] to cream; [+ leche] [para hacer mantequilla] to churn
    3) (=recorrer) (Mil) to comb, search; (Caza) to beat

    la policía batió la zona pero no encontró nadathe police combed o searched the area but found nothing

    4) (=agitar) [+ alas] to flap; [+ pestañas] to flutter; [+ brazos] to flap, wave

    batir el vuelo — to fly off, take flight

    5) (=golpear)
    a) [+ tambor, metal] to beat

    el batir de los martillos contra el metal — the sound of hammers beating the metal, the clang of hammers on metal

    b) [lluvia, olas, viento] to beat on o against; [sol] to beat down on
    c) [+ moneda] to mint
    cobre 1)
    6) (=derribar) [+ edificio] to knock down, demolish; [+ privilegio] to do away with
    7) (Mil) [+ muro] to batter, pound
    8) (=cardar) [+ lana] to comb out, card; [+ pelo] to backcomb
    9) And (=enjuagar) [+ ropa] to rinse (out)
    10) Arg (=denunciar) to inform on
    2. VI
    1) [lluvia, olas, viento] to beat
    2) [puerta, persiana]
    3) [tambor] to ring out, sound
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) < huevos> to beat, whisk; <crema/nata> to whip; < mantequilla> to churn

    batir las claras a punto de nievebeat o whisk the egg whites until stiff

    2) <marca/récord> to break; <enemigo/rival> to beat
    3)
    a) < ala> to beat, flap
    b)
    c) < metal> to beat
    d) (liter) viento/lluvia to beat against; olas/mar to beat o crash against
    e) (Mil) <muralla/posición> to pound, batter
    4) < lugar> ejército/policía to comb, search; cazador to beat
    2.
    batir vi viento/lluvia/mar

    batir sobre/contra algo — to beat on/against something

    3.
    batirse v pron
    1)

    batirse a or en duelo — to fight a duel

    b) (Chi)

    batírselasto manage

    2) (Méx) ( ensuciarse) to get dirty
    * * *
    = beat, churn, best, whisk, trounce.
    Ex. Flexible moulds made of laminated paper called 'flong' were first used in Lyons in 1829 and were blotting and tissue paper pasted together, and the mould was formed by beating damp flong on the face of the type.
    Ex. Everywhere, where the waters had hit, one saw this total devastation and strange debris created by these churning swirling waters.
    Ex. Back in 2001, the tossed salad they prepared fed some 5,000, which then bested the record held by a community in Utah in the United States.
    Ex. Whisk ingredients together, pour into oiled waffle iron, and cook on medium heat until steam starts coming out of the sides.
    Ex. Defending champions Japan fought back from 1-0 behind to trounce Thailand 4-1 to qualify for the quarter-finals.
    ----
    * batir hasta hacer espuma = work up + a lather.
    * batirse en duelo = duel.
    * batir un récord = set + record, break + record, shatter + record.
    * cuenco para batir = mixing bowl.
    * escobilla de batir = wire whisk.
    * que bate todos los récords = record breaking.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) < huevos> to beat, whisk; <crema/nata> to whip; < mantequilla> to churn

    batir las claras a punto de nievebeat o whisk the egg whites until stiff

    2) <marca/récord> to break; <enemigo/rival> to beat
    3)
    a) < ala> to beat, flap
    b)
    c) < metal> to beat
    d) (liter) viento/lluvia to beat against; olas/mar to beat o crash against
    e) (Mil) <muralla/posición> to pound, batter
    4) < lugar> ejército/policía to comb, search; cazador to beat
    2.
    batir vi viento/lluvia/mar

    batir sobre/contra algo — to beat on/against something

    3.
    batirse v pron
    1)

    batirse a or en duelo — to fight a duel

    b) (Chi)

    batírselasto manage

    2) (Méx) ( ensuciarse) to get dirty
    * * *
    = beat, churn, best, whisk, trounce.

    Ex: Flexible moulds made of laminated paper called 'flong' were first used in Lyons in 1829 and were blotting and tissue paper pasted together, and the mould was formed by beating damp flong on the face of the type.

    Ex: Everywhere, where the waters had hit, one saw this total devastation and strange debris created by these churning swirling waters.
    Ex: Back in 2001, the tossed salad they prepared fed some 5,000, which then bested the record held by a community in Utah in the United States.
    Ex: Whisk ingredients together, pour into oiled waffle iron, and cook on medium heat until steam starts coming out of the sides.
    Ex: Defending champions Japan fought back from 1-0 behind to trounce Thailand 4-1 to qualify for the quarter-finals.
    * batir hasta hacer espuma = work up + a lather.
    * batirse en duelo = duel.
    * batir un récord = set + record, break + record, shatter + record.
    * cuenco para batir = mixing bowl.
    * escobilla de batir = wire whisk.
    * que bate todos los récords = record breaking.

    * * *
    batir [I1 ]
    vt
    A ‹huevos› to beat, whisk; ‹nata/crema› to whip; ‹mantequilla› to churn
    batir las claras a punto de nieve beat o whisk the egg whites until stiff
    batir la margarina con el azúcar cream the margarine and sugar together
    B
    1 ‹marca/récord› to break
    batir un récord mundial to break a world record
    2 (derrotar) ‹enemigo/rival› to beat
    3 ( Col fam) (verbalmente) to beat, defeat
    C
    1 ‹ala› to beat, flap
    2
    batir palmas to clap
    3 ‹metal› to beat; ‹moneda› to mint
    4 ( liter); «viento/lluvia» to beat against; «olas/mar» pound, beat o crash against
    5 ( Mil) ‹muralla/posición› to pound, batter
    D ‹lugar› «ejército/policía» to comb, search; «cazador» to beat
    E ‹pelo› to backcomb
    ■ batir
    vi
    «viento/lluvia/mar» to beat
    el agua batía sobre los cristales the rain beat on o against the windows
    A
    1
    (enfrentarse): batirse a or en duelo to fight a duel
    2
    ( Chi fam): batírselas to manage
    B ( Méx) (ensuciarse) to get dirty
    llegó batido de lodo he was covered in mud when he arrived
    * * *

     

    batir ( conjugate batir) verbo transitivo
    1 huevos to beat, whisk;
    crema/nata to whip;
    mantequilla to churn
    2marca/récord to break;
    enemigo/rival to beat
    3
    a) ala to beat, flap

    b)


    batirse verbo pronominal
    1 ( enfrentarse): batirse a or en duelo to fight a duel
    2 (Méx) ( ensuciarse) to get dirty;

    batir verbo transitivo
    1 to beat
    2 Culin (mezclar ingredientes) to beat, (levantar claras, etc) to whip, whisk
    3 Dep (un récord) to break
    4 (vencer, derrotar) to beat: nuestro equipo fue batido dos veces seguidas, our team was beaten two times consecutively
    5 (las alas) to flap
    6 (un metal) to hammer
    7 (recorrer un monte en busca de alguien) to search
    (en busca de caza) to beat
    ' batir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    esponjar
    - palma
    - récord
    - marca
    - molinillo
    - nieve
    - punto
    English:
    beat
    - beating
    - break
    - cream
    - fight
    - flap
    - flutter
    - hammer
    - out
    - smash
    - whip
    - whisk
    - churn
    * * *
    vt
    1. [mezclar] [huevos, mezcla líquida] to beat, to whisk;
    [nata] to whip; [mantequilla] to cream
    2. [golpear] to beat against;
    las olas batían las rocas the waves beat against the rocks;
    el viento batía las ventanas the windows were banging in the wind;
    batir palmas to clap
    3. [alas] to flap, to beat
    4. [metal] to beat
    5. [moneda] to mint
    6. [derrotar] to beat;
    batir al portero [superarlo] to beat the goalkeeper
    7. [récord] to break
    8. [explorar] [sujeto: policía] to comb, to search
    9. [explorar] [sujeto: cazador] to beat
    10. RP Fam [denunciar] to report, to turn in
    11. RP Fam
    batir la justa: preguntale a Santi que te bate la justa ask Santi, he can give you the goods;
    te lo digo yo que acabo de volver, te bato la justa I've just come back from there, so I know what I'm talking about
    vi
    [sol, lluvia] to beat down
    * * *
    v/t
    1 huevos beat; nata whip
    2 récord break
    3 territorio comb
    4 monedas mint
    * * *
    batir vt
    1) golpear: to beat, to hit
    2) vencer: to defeat
    3) revolver: to mix, to beat
    4) : to break (a record)
    * * *
    batir vb
    1. (en general) to beat [pt. beat; pp. beaten]
    2. (nata) to whip [pt. & pp. whipped]
    3. (alas) to flap [pt. & pp. flapped]
    4. (récord, marca) to break [pt. broke; pp. broken]
    5. (viento, olas) to beat against

    Spanish-English dictionary > batir

  • 11 cabeza de chorlito

    familiar scatterbrain
    * * *
    masculino y femenino (fam) scatterbrain (colloq)
    * * *
    (n.) = scatterbrain, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, empty-headed, bonehead, birdbrain, nong, ning-nong
    Ex. A 'characterology' can be created, from the author who is himself a precise archivist to the scatterbrain who throws nothing away.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. Republicans are so empty-headed, they wouldn't make a good landfill.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.
    * * *
    masculino y femenino (fam) scatterbrain (colloq)
    * * *
    (n.) = scatterbrain, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, empty-headed, bonehead, birdbrain, nong, ning-nong

    Ex: A 'characterology' can be created, from the author who is himself a precise archivist to the scatterbrain who throws nothing away.

    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: Republicans are so empty-headed, they wouldn't make a good landfill.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cabeza de chorlito

  • 12 cabeza de serrín

    (adj.) = ditz, dits, airhead, airheaded
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    * * *
    (adj.) = ditz, dits, airhead, airheaded

    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.

    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cabeza de serrín

  • 13 cabeza hueca

    adj.
    empty-headed, featherbrained, small-headed.
    f. & m.
    airhead, knucklehead, clunk.
    * * *
    scatterbrain
    * * *
    masculino y femenino (fam) scatterbrain (colloq); airhead (colloq)
    * * *
    (n.) = empty-headed, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, bonehead, nong, ning-nong
    Ex. Republicans are so empty-headed, they wouldn't make a good landfill.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.
    * * *
    masculino y femenino (fam) scatterbrain (colloq); airhead (colloq)
    * * *
    (n.) = empty-headed, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, bonehead, nong, ning-nong

    Ex: Republicans are so empty-headed, they wouldn't make a good landfill.

    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cabeza hueca

  • 14 camino

    m.
    1 path, track (sendero).
    camino de Santiago Milky Way; (astronomy) = pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela (religion)
    camino trillado well-trodden path
    2 way.
    el camino de la estación the way to the station
    camino de on the way to
    está camino de la capital it's on the way to the capital
    a estas horas ya estarán en camino they'll be on their way by now
    me pilla de camino it's on my way
    en el o de camino on the way
    por este camino this way
    3 journey (viaje).
    nos espera un largo camino we have a long journey ahead of us
    ponerse en camino to set off
    4 road, footpath, pathway, track.
    5 cart track, cart road.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: caminar.
    * * *
    1 (vía) path, track
    2 (ruta) way, route
    3 (viaje) journey
    \
    a medio camino half-way
    abrir camino to clear the way (a, for)
    abrir el camino to clear the way (a, for)
    abrirse camino to make one's way
    abrirse camino en la vida to get on in life
    coger de camino / pillar de camino to be on the way
    estar en camino to be on the way
    ir camino de to be on one's way to
    ir por (el) buen/mal camino figurado to be on the right/wrong track
    llevar buen camino to be on the right track
    llevar camino de to be on the way to, be heading for, look set to
    ponerse en camino to set off (on a journey)
    camino de herradura bridle path
    camino forestal forest track
    el camino del éxito figurado the road to success
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) road, path, track
    2) way
    * * *
    SM
    1) [sin asfaltar] track; (=sendero) path; (=carretera) road

    Caminos, Canales y Puertos — (Univ) Civil Engineering

    camino de ingresos, camino de peaje — toll road

    camino de rosas, la vida no es ningún camino de rosas — life's no bed of roses

    camino forestal — forest track; [para paseos] forest trail

    = Camino de Santiago

    camino trillado, caminos turísticos no trillados — tourist routes that are off the beaten track

    experimentan con nuevas técnicas, huyen de los caminos trillados — they are experimenting with new techniques and avoiding conventional approaches o the well-trodden paths

    este escritor ha recorrido los caminos trillados de sus antecesores — this writer has been down the well-trodden paths followed by his predecessors

    2) (=ruta)
    a) (lit) way, route; (=viaje) journey

    ¿sabes el camino a su casa? — do you know the way to his house?

    ¿cuánto camino hay de aquí a San José? — how far is it from here to San José?

    abrirse camino entre la multitud — to make one's way through the crowd

    de camino a, lo puedo recoger de camino al trabajo — I can collect it on my way to work

    echar camino adelante — to strike out

    en el camino — on the way, en route

    tienen dos niños, y otro en camino — they have two children, and another on the way

    a medio camino — halfway (there)

    a medio camino paramos para comer — halfway there, we stopped to eat

    se quedaron a mitad de camino — they only got halfway (there)

    b) (fig) (=medio) path, course

    el camino a seguir, yo te explico el camino a seguir — I'll tell you the way o route

    allanar el camino —

    ir camino de —

    traer a algn por buen camino(=orientar) to put sb on the right track o road; (=desengañar) to set sb straight

    quedarse en el camino —

    un 70% sacó el diploma y el resto se quedó en el camino — 70 per cent of them got the diploma, the rest didn't make it

    no me fijo en mis rivales, yo sigo por mi camino — I don't take any notice of what my rivals are doing, I just do my own thing

    3) (Inform) path
    4) And, Cono Sur (=alfombra, tapete) runner, strip of carpet o matting
    CAMINO DE SANTIAGO The Camino de Santiago is a medieval pilgrim route stretching from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain, where tradition has it that the body of Saint James the Apostle (Spain's patron saint) is buried. Those who had made the long, dangerous journey returned proudly wearing on their hat or cloak the venera or concha (scallop shell) traditionally associated with this pilgrimage - Saint James' body had reportedly been found covered in scallops. Today this symbolic shell can still be seen all along the Camino de Santiago, carved on ancient buildings and painted on modern-day road signs marking the historic route for the benefit of tourists and pilgrims. In astronomy the Camino de Santiago is another name for the Vía Láctea (Milky Way), hence the title of Buñuel's famous satirical film about the route to Compostela.
    * * *
    1) ( de tierra) track; ( sendero) path; ( en general) road

    abrir nuevos caminosto break new o fresh ground

    allanar or preparar or abrir el camino — to pave the way, prepare the ground

    el camino trilladothe well-worn o well-trodden path

    la vida no es un camino de rosaslife is no bed of roses

    tener el camino trillado: tenía el camino trillado he'd had the ground prepared for him; todos los caminos llevan or conducen a Roma — all roads lead to Rome

    2)
    a) (ruta, dirección) way

    me salieron al camino asaltantes they blocked my path o way; amigos/niños they came out to meet me

    el camino a la famathe road o path to fame

    se me fue por mal camino or por el otro camino — it went down the wrong way

    abrir camino a algoto clear the way for something

    abrirse caminoto make one's way

    buen/mal camino: este niño va por mal camino or lleva mal camino this boy's heading for trouble; ibas por or llevabas buen camino pero te equivocaste you were on the right track but you made a mistake; las negociaciones van por or llevan muy buen camino the negotiations are going extremely well; llevar a alguien por mal camino to lead somebody astray; cruzarse en el camino de alguien: superó todos los obstáculos que se le cruzaron en el camino he overcame all the problems that arose; errar el camino to be in the wrong job o the wrong line of work; tirar por el camino de en medio — to take the middle path

    b) (trayecto, viaje)

    llevamos 300 kms/una hora de camino — we've done 300 kms/been traveling for an hour

    todavía estamos a o nos quedan dos horas de camino — we still have two hours to go

    paramos a mitad de camino or a medio camino — we stopped halfway

    cortar o acortar camino — to take a shortcut

    a mitad de or a medio camino — halfway through

    camino de/a: me encontré con él camino del or al mercado I ran into him on the o on my way to the market; ya vamos camino del invierno winter's on the way o on its way; llevar or ir camino de algo: una tradición que va camino de desaparecer a tradition which looks set to disappear; de camino on the way to; pilla de camino it's on the way; me queda de camino I pass it on my way; de camino a on the way; está de camino a la estación it is on the way to the station; en el camino or de camino al trabajo on my/his/her way o the way to work; en camino on the way; tiene un niño y otro en camino she has one child and another on the way; deben estar ya en camino they must be on their way already; por el camino — on the way

    * * *
    = avenue, path, road, route, footpath, lane, pathway, way.
    Ex. In the attempt to match the above criteria, there are two fundamentally distinct avenues to the construction of the schedules of a classification scheme.
    Ex. It can be in only one place, unless duplicates are used; one has to have rules as to which path will locate it, and the rules are cumbersome.
    Ex. Use of Woolston Library has declined slightly: the area is isolated by the River Itchen, a busy main road, and a natural escarpment.
    Ex. Each packet includes the address of the final destination, and the packets travel separately, perhaps taking different routes through the network.
    Ex. Equivalence relationships normally imply the selection of one form as the preferred term, as we have seen, so we make a cross-reference pointing from the non-preferred term to the preferred term: footpaths See Trails; Bovines USE Cattle.
    Ex. The title of the article is 'Changing lanes on the information superhighway: academic libraries and the Internet'.
    Ex. This system automates the scientific task of determining the pathway of steps underlying a chemical reaction.
    Ex. He has chosen self-denial and altruism as the way to follow.
    ----
    * abrir camino a = make + way (for).
    * abrir nuevos caminos = break + new ground, push + Nombre + into new latitudes, break + ground, blaze + trail.
    * abrirse camino = plough through, elbow + Posesivo + way into, elbow into, foist + Posesivo + way into, make + Posesivo + way in the world.
    * abrirse camino (a empujones) = push + Posesivo + way across/into.
    * abrirse camino en el mundo = make + Posesivo + way in the world.
    * abrirse camino en la vida = get on in + life.
    * abrir un camino = chart + direction.
    * al borde del camino = at the roadside.
    * alto en el camino = stopover.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * 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....
    * andar camino trillado = tread + well-worn ground.
    * apartarse del buen camino = go off + the rails, stray from + the straight and narrow.
    * apartarse del camino de la verdad = stray from + the straight and narrow.
    * apartarse de los caminos principales = go + off-road.
    * borde del camino = roadside, wayside.
    * buen camino, el = straight and narrow (path), the.
    * buscar el camino = wind + Posesivo + way.
    * cambiar de opinión a mitad de camino = change + horses in midstream.
    * cambiar de parecer a mitad de camino = change + horses in midstream.
    * cambiar de política a mitad de camino = change + horses in midstream.
    * camino apartado = byway.
    * camino a seguir, el = way forward, the.
    * camino correcto, el = way forward, the.
    * camino de acceso = approach path.
    * camino definido = charted route.
    * camino de herradura = bridle path, bridleway.
    * camino de la verdad, el = straight and narrow (path), the.
    * camino de tierra = dirt track, dirt road.
    * camino elevado = causeway.
    * camino hacia el estrellato = road to stardom.
    * camino hacia la fama = road to stardom.
    * camino largo y difícil = long haul.
    * camino largo y tortuoso = long and winding road.
    * camino lleno de baches = bumpy road.
    * camino más fácil, el = path of least resistance, the.
    * camino muy largo = circuitous route.
    * camino pecuario = cattle lane.
    * camino por recorrer, el = road ahead, the.
    * camino rural = country lane, country road.
    * camino seguro al desastre = blueprint for disaster.
    * camino seguro al éxito = blueprint for success.
    * camino seguro al fracaso = blueprint for failure.
    * camino sin rumbo = the road to nowhere.
    * camino trillado = worn path, beaten road.
    * camino vecinal = country road, minor road, back road.
    * construcción de caminos = road construction.
    * continuar + Posesivo camino = continue on + Posesivo + way.
    * cruce de caminos = crossroads, fork in the road.
    * cruzar en el camino de Alguien = cross + Posesivo + path.
    * cruzársele a Uno en el camino = come + Posesivo + way.
    * de camino = on the way, while we're at it.
    * de camino a = en route for, on + Posesivo + way to, en route to.
    * descanso en el camino = rest stop.
    * desviarse del buen camino = go off + the rails.
    * detener en el camino = waylay.
    * detenerse en el camino = stop along + the way.
    * detenerse en el lado del camino = pull over.
    * el camino a seguir = the way ahead, the way to go.
    * el camino correcto = the way ahead, the way to go.
    * el camino hacia + Nombre + está lleno de + Nombre = the road (to/towards) + Nombre + is paved with + Nombre.
    * el camino hacia + Nombre + está plagado de + Nombre = the road (to/towards) + Nombre + is paved with + Nombre.
    * el camino por recorrer = the way ahead.
    * el camino que lleva a = a/the doorway to.
    * el camino recorrido = the road travelled so far.
    * el camino se hace andando = actions speak louder than words.
    * elegir el camino más fácil = take + the path of least resistance.
    * en camino = on the way.
    * encontrar el camino = wayfinding.
    * encontrar el camino de vuelta = find + Posesivo + way back.
    * en el camino = along the way, en route, in the process.
    * estar a medio camino entre... y... = lie + midway between... and....
    * estar de camino a = be on the road to.
    * estar en camino de = be on the way to.
    * fuera de los caminos trillados = off the beaten track.
    * hacerse camino = foist + Posesivo + way into.
    * hacer una parada en el camino = stop along + the way.
    * hallar el camino de la verdad = think + Posesivo + way to the truth.
    * indicar el camino a seguir = point + the way forward.
    * indicar el camino a seguir para = point + the way to.
    * indicar el camino correcto = point + Nombre + in the right direction.
    * ingeniería de caminos = civil engineering.
    * ingeniero de caminos = civil engineer.
    * ir por buen camino = be on the right track.
    * ir por el buen camino = be right on track.
    * ir por mal camino = be on the wrong track, be headed down the wrong track.
    * junto al camino = by the roadside.
    * lado del camino = wayside.
    * ¡la vida no es un camino de rosas! = the course of true love never did run smooth!.
    * llevar camino de enfrentamiento con = be on a collision course with.
    * llevar por el camino de = lead + Pronombre + down the road to.
    * llevar por el mal camino = lead + astray.
    * llevar por mal camino = mislead.
    * mantener Algo en el buen camino = keep + Nombre + on track.
    * marcar el camino correcto = point + Nombre + in the right direction.
    * mostrar el camino = blaze + the way, light + the way.
    * mostrar el camino a seguir = point + the way forward.
    * mostrar el camino para = point + the way to, show + the way to.
    * no apartarse del buen camino = keep on + the right track.
    * parada en el camino = rest stop, stop along the way.
    * parapeto del camino = road bank.
    * pararse en el lado del camino = pull over.
    * perderse por los caminos secundarios = go + off-road.
    * por buen camino = a step in the right direction.
    * por caminos apartados = off-road.
    * por mal camino = astray.
    * preparar el camino = set + the scene, smooth + the way, open + the way, set + the stage, pave + the path (for/towards/to), pave + the way (for/towards/to), pave + the road (for/towards/to).
    * preparar el camino para = smooth + the path of.
    * quedarse en el camino = fall by + the wayside.
    * retomar el camino = get back on + Posesivo + path.
    * retomar su camino = get back on + track.
    * seguir el buen camino = keep on + the right track, keep on + the straight and narrow.
    * seguir el camino de la verdad = keep on + the straight and narrow.
    * seguir el camino más ético = take + the high ground, take + the high road.
    * seguir este camino = go along + this road.
    * seguir por el buen camino = keep out of + trouble, keep on + the right track.
    * seguir un camino = take + path, take + direction, tread + path, walk + path.
    * seguir un camino diferente = strike out on + a different path.
    * tener mucho camino que recorrer = have + a long way to go.
    * un alto en el camino = a stop on the road, a pit stop on the road.
    * un camino largo y difícil = a long haul.
    * volver a su camino = get back on + track, get back on + Posesivo + path.
    * * *
    1) ( de tierra) track; ( sendero) path; ( en general) road

    abrir nuevos caminosto break new o fresh ground

    allanar or preparar or abrir el camino — to pave the way, prepare the ground

    el camino trilladothe well-worn o well-trodden path

    la vida no es un camino de rosaslife is no bed of roses

    tener el camino trillado: tenía el camino trillado he'd had the ground prepared for him; todos los caminos llevan or conducen a Roma — all roads lead to Rome

    2)
    a) (ruta, dirección) way

    me salieron al camino asaltantes they blocked my path o way; amigos/niños they came out to meet me

    el camino a la famathe road o path to fame

    se me fue por mal camino or por el otro camino — it went down the wrong way

    abrir camino a algoto clear the way for something

    abrirse caminoto make one's way

    buen/mal camino: este niño va por mal camino or lleva mal camino this boy's heading for trouble; ibas por or llevabas buen camino pero te equivocaste you were on the right track but you made a mistake; las negociaciones van por or llevan muy buen camino the negotiations are going extremely well; llevar a alguien por mal camino to lead somebody astray; cruzarse en el camino de alguien: superó todos los obstáculos que se le cruzaron en el camino he overcame all the problems that arose; errar el camino to be in the wrong job o the wrong line of work; tirar por el camino de en medio — to take the middle path

    b) (trayecto, viaje)

    llevamos 300 kms/una hora de camino — we've done 300 kms/been traveling for an hour

    todavía estamos a o nos quedan dos horas de camino — we still have two hours to go

    paramos a mitad de camino or a medio camino — we stopped halfway

    cortar o acortar camino — to take a shortcut

    a mitad de or a medio camino — halfway through

    camino de/a: me encontré con él camino del or al mercado I ran into him on the o on my way to the market; ya vamos camino del invierno winter's on the way o on its way; llevar or ir camino de algo: una tradición que va camino de desaparecer a tradition which looks set to disappear; de camino on the way to; pilla de camino it's on the way; me queda de camino I pass it on my way; de camino a on the way; está de camino a la estación it is on the way to the station; en el camino or de camino al trabajo on my/his/her way o the way to work; en camino on the way; tiene un niño y otro en camino she has one child and another on the way; deben estar ya en camino they must be on their way already; por el camino — on the way

    * * *
    = avenue, path, road, route, footpath, lane, pathway, way.

    Ex: In the attempt to match the above criteria, there are two fundamentally distinct avenues to the construction of the schedules of a classification scheme.

    Ex: It can be in only one place, unless duplicates are used; one has to have rules as to which path will locate it, and the rules are cumbersome.
    Ex: Use of Woolston Library has declined slightly: the area is isolated by the River Itchen, a busy main road, and a natural escarpment.
    Ex: Each packet includes the address of the final destination, and the packets travel separately, perhaps taking different routes through the network.
    Ex: Equivalence relationships normally imply the selection of one form as the preferred term, as we have seen, so we make a cross-reference pointing from the non-preferred term to the preferred term: footpaths See Trails; Bovines USE Cattle.
    Ex: The title of the article is 'Changing lanes on the information superhighway: academic libraries and the Internet'.
    Ex: This system automates the scientific task of determining the pathway of steps underlying a chemical reaction.
    Ex: He has chosen self-denial and altruism as the way to follow.
    * abrir camino a = make + way (for).
    * abrir nuevos caminos = break + new ground, push + Nombre + into new latitudes, break + ground, blaze + trail.
    * abrirse camino = plough through, elbow + Posesivo + way into, elbow into, foist + Posesivo + way into, make + Posesivo + way in the world.
    * abrirse camino (a empujones) = push + Posesivo + way across/into.
    * abrirse camino en el mundo = make + Posesivo + way in the world.
    * abrirse camino en la vida = get on in + life.
    * abrir un camino = chart + direction.
    * al borde del camino = at the roadside.
    * alto en el camino = stopover.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * 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....
    * andar camino trillado = tread + well-worn ground.
    * apartarse del buen camino = go off + the rails, stray from + the straight and narrow.
    * apartarse del camino de la verdad = stray from + the straight and narrow.
    * apartarse de los caminos principales = go + off-road.
    * borde del camino = roadside, wayside.
    * buen camino, el = straight and narrow (path), the.
    * buscar el camino = wind + Posesivo + way.
    * cambiar de opinión a mitad de camino = change + horses in midstream.
    * cambiar de parecer a mitad de camino = change + horses in midstream.
    * cambiar de política a mitad de camino = change + horses in midstream.
    * camino apartado = byway.
    * camino a seguir, el = way forward, the.
    * camino correcto, el = way forward, the.
    * camino de acceso = approach path.
    * camino definido = charted route.
    * camino de herradura = bridle path, bridleway.
    * camino de la verdad, el = straight and narrow (path), the.
    * camino de tierra = dirt track, dirt road.
    * camino elevado = causeway.
    * camino hacia el estrellato = road to stardom.
    * camino hacia la fama = road to stardom.
    * camino largo y difícil = long haul.
    * camino largo y tortuoso = long and winding road.
    * camino lleno de baches = bumpy road.
    * camino más fácil, el = path of least resistance, the.
    * camino muy largo = circuitous route.
    * camino pecuario = cattle lane.
    * camino por recorrer, el = road ahead, the.
    * camino rural = country lane, country road.
    * camino seguro al desastre = blueprint for disaster.
    * camino seguro al éxito = blueprint for success.
    * camino seguro al fracaso = blueprint for failure.
    * camino sin rumbo = the road to nowhere.
    * camino trillado = worn path, beaten road.
    * camino vecinal = country road, minor road, back road.
    * construcción de caminos = road construction.
    * continuar + Posesivo camino = continue on + Posesivo + way.
    * cruce de caminos = crossroads, fork in the road.
    * cruzar en el camino de Alguien = cross + Posesivo + path.
    * cruzársele a Uno en el camino = come + Posesivo + way.
    * de camino = on the way, while we're at it.
    * de camino a = en route for, on + Posesivo + way to, en route to.
    * descanso en el camino = rest stop.
    * desviarse del buen camino = go off + the rails.
    * detener en el camino = waylay.
    * detenerse en el camino = stop along + the way.
    * detenerse en el lado del camino = pull over.
    * el camino a seguir = the way ahead, the way to go.
    * el camino correcto = the way ahead, the way to go.
    * el camino hacia + Nombre + está lleno de + Nombre = the road (to/towards) + Nombre + is paved with + Nombre.
    * el camino hacia + Nombre + está plagado de + Nombre = the road (to/towards) + Nombre + is paved with + Nombre.
    * el camino por recorrer = the way ahead.
    * el camino que lleva a = a/the doorway to.
    * el camino recorrido = the road travelled so far.
    * el camino se hace andando = actions speak louder than words.
    * elegir el camino más fácil = take + the path of least resistance.
    * en camino = on the way.
    * encontrar el camino = wayfinding.
    * encontrar el camino de vuelta = find + Posesivo + way back.
    * en el camino = along the way, en route, in the process.
    * estar a medio camino entre... y... = lie + midway between... and....
    * estar de camino a = be on the road to.
    * estar en camino de = be on the way to.
    * fuera de los caminos trillados = off the beaten track.
    * hacerse camino = foist + Posesivo + way into.
    * hacer una parada en el camino = stop along + the way.
    * hallar el camino de la verdad = think + Posesivo + way to the truth.
    * indicar el camino a seguir = point + the way forward.
    * indicar el camino a seguir para = point + the way to.
    * indicar el camino correcto = point + Nombre + in the right direction.
    * ingeniería de caminos = civil engineering.
    * ingeniero de caminos = civil engineer.
    * ir por buen camino = be on the right track.
    * ir por el buen camino = be right on track.
    * ir por mal camino = be on the wrong track, be headed down the wrong track.
    * junto al camino = by the roadside.
    * lado del camino = wayside.
    * ¡la vida no es un camino de rosas! = the course of true love never did run smooth!.
    * llevar camino de enfrentamiento con = be on a collision course with.
    * llevar por el camino de = lead + Pronombre + down the road to.
    * llevar por el mal camino = lead + astray.
    * llevar por mal camino = mislead.
    * mantener Algo en el buen camino = keep + Nombre + on track.
    * marcar el camino correcto = point + Nombre + in the right direction.
    * mostrar el camino = blaze + the way, light + the way.
    * mostrar el camino a seguir = point + the way forward.
    * mostrar el camino para = point + the way to, show + the way to.
    * no apartarse del buen camino = keep on + the right track.
    * parada en el camino = rest stop, stop along the way.
    * parapeto del camino = road bank.
    * pararse en el lado del camino = pull over.
    * perderse por los caminos secundarios = go + off-road.
    * por buen camino = a step in the right direction.
    * por caminos apartados = off-road.
    * por mal camino = astray.
    * preparar el camino = set + the scene, smooth + the way, open + the way, set + the stage, pave + the path (for/towards/to), pave + the way (for/towards/to), pave + the road (for/towards/to).
    * preparar el camino para = smooth + the path of.
    * quedarse en el camino = fall by + the wayside.
    * retomar el camino = get back on + Posesivo + path.
    * retomar su camino = get back on + track.
    * seguir el buen camino = keep on + the right track, keep on + the straight and narrow.
    * seguir el camino de la verdad = keep on + the straight and narrow.
    * seguir el camino más ético = take + the high ground, take + the high road.
    * seguir este camino = go along + this road.
    * seguir por el buen camino = keep out of + trouble, keep on + the right track.
    * seguir un camino = take + path, take + direction, tread + path, walk + path.
    * seguir un camino diferente = strike out on + a different path.
    * tener mucho camino que recorrer = have + a long way to go.
    * un alto en el camino = a stop on the road, a pit stop on the road.
    * un camino largo y difícil = a long haul.
    * volver a su camino = get back on + track, get back on + Posesivo + path.

    * * *
    camino Camino de Santiago (↑ camino a1)
    A (de tierra) track; (sendero) path; (en general) road
    sigan por ese camino continue along that path ( o road etc)
    han abierto/hecho un caminito a través del bosque they've opened up/made a path o little track through the wood
    están todos los caminos cortados all the roads are blocked
    abrir nuevos caminos to break new o fresh ground
    allanar or preparar or abrir el camino to pave the way, prepare the ground
    el camino trillado the well-worn o well-trodden path
    la vida no es un camino de rosas life is no bed of roses, life isn't a bowl of cherries
    tener el camino trillado: tenía el camino trillado he'd had the ground prepared for him
    todos los caminos llevan or conducen a Roma: por todos los caminos se va a Roma all roads lead to Rome
    el camino del infierno está empedrado de buenas intenciones the road to hell is paved o strewn with good intentions
    Compuestos:
    bridle path
    towpath
    ( Hist) highway
    Caminos, Canales y Puertos
    civil engineering ingeniero
    B
    1 (ruta, dirección) way
    tomamos el camino más corto we took the shortest route o way
    ¿sabes el camino para ir allí? do you know how to get there?, do you know the way there?
    me salieron al camino «asaltantes» they blocked my path o way;
    «amigos/niños» they came out to meet me
    afrontaron todas las dificultades que se les presentaron en el camino they faced up to all the difficulties in their path
    éste es el mejor camino a seguir en estas circunstancias this is the best course to follow in these circumstances
    por ese camino no vas a ninguna parte you won't get anywhere that way o like that
    al terminar la carrera cada cual se fue por su camino after completing their studies they all went their separate ways
    sigue caminos muy diferentes de los trazados por sus predecesores he is taking very different paths from those of his predecessors
    se me fue por mal caminoor por el otro camino it went down the wrong way
    abrir(le) camino (a algo/algn) to clear the way (for sth/sb)
    los vehículos que abrían camino a los corredores the vehicles that were clearing the way for the runners
    abrirse camino to make one's way
    se abrió camino entre la espesura/a través de la multitud she made her way through the dense thickets/through the crowds of people
    no es fácil abrirse camino en esa profesión it's not easy to carve a niche for oneself in that profession
    estas técnicas se están abriendo camino entre nuestros médicos these techniques are gaining ground o are beginning to gain acceptance with our doctors
    tuvo que luchar mucho para abrirse camino en la vida he had to fight hard to get on in life
    buen/mal camino: este niño va por mal caminoor lleva mal camino this boy's heading for trouble
    ya tiene trabajo, va por buen camino he's found a job already, he's doing well
    ibas por or llevabas buen camino pero te equivocaste aquí you were on the right track o lines, but you made a mistake here
    las negociaciones van por or llevan muy buen camino the negotiations are going extremely well o very smoothly
    llevar a algn por mal camino to lead sb astray
    cruzarse en el camino de algn: la mala suerte se cruzó en su camino he ran up against o came up against some bad luck
    supo superar todos los obstáculos que se le cruzaron en el camino he was able to overcome all the problems which arose o which he came across
    errar el camino to be in the wrong job o the wrong line of work
    2
    (trayecto, viaje): emprendimos el camino de regreso we set out on the return journey
    se me hizo muy largo el camino the journey seemed to take forever
    lo debí perder en el camino de casa al trabajo I must have lost it on my o on the way to work
    se pusieron en camino al amanecer they set off at dawn
    llevamos ya una hora de camino we've been traveling for an hour now, we've been on the road for an hour now
    estamos todavía a dos horas de camino we still have two hours to go o two hours ahead of us
    paramos a mitad de caminoor a medio camino a descansar we stopped halfway to rest
    por aquí cortamos or acortamos camino we can take a shortcut this way o this way's shorter
    hizo todo el camino a pie he walked the whole way, he did the whole journey on foot
    se ha avanzado mucho en este campo, pero queda aún mucho camino por recorrer great advances have been made in this field, but there's still a long way to go
    el camino será largo y difícil, pero venceremos the road will be long and difficult, but we shall be victorious
    quedarse a mitad de or a medio camino: iba para médico, pero se quedó a mitad de camino he was studying to be a doctor, but he never completed the course o he gave up halfway through the course
    el programa de remodelación se quedó a medio camino the renovation project was left unfinished
    no creo que terminemos este año, ni siquiera estamos a mitad de camino I don't think we'll finish it this year, we're not even half way through yet
    3 ( en locs):
    camino de/a: me encontré con él camino del or al mercado I ran into him on the o on my way to the market
    ya vamos camino del invierno winter's coming o approaching, winter's on the way o on its way
    llevar or ir camino de algo: un actor que va camino del estrellato an actor on his way o on the road to stardom, an actor heading for stardom, an actor who looks set for stardom
    van camino de la bancarrota they are on the road to o heading for bankruptcy, they look set to go bankrupt
    una tradición que va camino de desaparecer a tradition which looks set to disappear
    de camino: tu casa me queda de camino I pass your house on my way, your house is on my way
    ve por el pan y, de camino, compra el periódico go and get the bread and buy a newspaper on the way o your way
    de camino a: íbamos de camino a Zacatecas we were on our way o the way to Zacatecas
    está de camino a la estación it is on the way to the station
    en el caminoor de camino al trabajo paso por tres bancos I pass three banks on my way o the way to work
    en camino: deben estar ya en camino they must be on the o on their way already
    tiene un niño y otro en camino she has one child and another on the way
    por el camino on the way
    te lo cuento por el camino I'll tell you on the way
    Compuestos:
    Inca trail
    el Camino de Santiago ( Hist, Relig) the pilgrims' road to Santiago;
    ( Astron) the Milky Way
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    Del verbo caminar: ( conjugate caminar)

    camino es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    caminó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    caminar    
    camino
    caminar ( conjugate caminar) verbo intransitivo
    1 ( andar) to walk;

    podemos ir caminando we can walk, we can go on foot;
    camino hacia algo ‹hacia meta/fin› to move toward(s) sth
    2 (AmL) [reloj/motor] to work;

    verbo transitivo ‹ distancia to walk
    camino sustantivo masculino
    1 ( en general) road;
    ( de tierra) track;
    ( sendero) path;

    2
    a) (ruta, dirección) way;


    me salieron al camino [ asaltantes] they blocked my path o way;

    [ amigos] they came out to meet me;

    el camino a la fama the road o path to fame;
    se abrió camino entre la espesura she made her way through the dense thickets;
    abrirse camino en la vida to get on in life;
    buen/mal camino: este niño va por mal camino this boy's heading for trouble;
    ibas por buen camino pero te equivocaste you were on the right track but you made a mistake;
    llevar a algn por mal camino to lead sb astray
    b) (trayecto, viaje):


    se pusieron en camino they set off;
    todavía nos quedan dos horas de camino we still have two hours to go
    c) ( en locs)

    camino de/a … on my/his/her way to …;

    ir camino de algo: una tradición que va camino de desaparecer a tradition which looks set to disappear;
    de camino on the way;
    pilla de camino it's on the way;
    me queda de camino I pass it on my way;
    de camino a la estación on the way to the station;
    en camino on the way;
    deben estar ya en camino they must be on their way already;
    por el camino on the way;
    a mitad de or a medio camino halfway through
    caminar
    I verbo intransitivo to walk
    II verbo transitivo (recorrer a pie) to cover,walk: camino un par de kilómetros diarios, I walk two kilometres every day
    camino sustantivo masculino
    1 (estrecho, sin asfaltar) path, track
    (en general) road
    2 (itinerario, ruta) route, way
    3 (medio, modo) way
    ♦ Locuciones: coger o pillar de camino, to be on the way
    estar en camino, to be on the way
    ir camino de, to be going to
    figurado ir por buen/mal camino, to be on the right/wrong track
    ponerse en camino, to set off
    a medio camino, halfway: lo deja todo a medio camino, she drops everything she starts halfway through
    figurado una casa de turismo rural es un sitio a medio camino entre un hotel y una casa de labranza, a rural tourism house is something halfway between a hotel and a farmhouse
    de camino a, on the way to
    ' camino' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abrirse
    - acceso
    - ahorrar
    - andar
    - baja
    - bajo
    - bifurcación
    - borde
    - caminar
    - como
    - conducir
    - cruzarse
    - desbloquear
    - desviarse
    - dificultosa
    - dificultoso
    - división
    - empinada
    - empinado
    - enderezar
    - enfilar
    - enrevesada
    - enrevesado
    - enseñar
    - entorpecer
    - escultórica
    - escultórico
    - franca
    - franco
    - ir
    - guiar
    - horqueta
    - indicar
    - interponerse
    - intersectarse
    - intrincada
    - intrincado
    - lado
    - marcha
    - margen
    - media
    - mitad
    - mostrar
    - obstáculo
    - orientar
    - orilla
    - paso
    - pillar
    - por
    - promedio
    English:
    astray
    - blaze
    - bridle path
    - circuitous
    - claw
    - concrete
    - devious
    - dirt road
    - drive
    - driveway
    - en route
    - fight
    - footpath
    - guide
    - half-way
    - lane
    - midway
    - passable
    - path
    - pathway
    - pave
    - road
    - rocky
    - rough
    - set off
    - set out
    - show
    - signpost
    - sloping
    - stray
    - strike out
    - struggle on
    - thrust aside
    - towpath
    - track
    - up
    - uphill
    - wade through
    - way
    - wayside
    - weave
    - wind
    - winding
    - work
    - work up to
    - bound
    - by
    - continue
    - direct
    - do
    * * *
    camino nm
    1. [sendero] path, track;
    [carretera] road;
    han abierto un camino a través de la selva they've cleared a path through the jungle;
    acorté por el camino del bosque I took a shortcut through the forest;
    Univ
    Caminos(, Canales y Puertos) [ingeniería] civil engineering;
    la vida no es un camino de rosas life is no bed of roses;
    todos los caminos llevan a Roma all roads lead to Rome
    camino de acceso access road; Fam Fig camino de cabras rugged path;
    camino forestal forest track;
    camino de grava gravel path;
    camino de herradura bridle path;
    camino de hierro railway, US railroad;
    Am camino de mesa table runner; Hist camino real king's highway;
    Camino de Santiago Rel = pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela;
    Astron Milky Way;
    camino de sirga towpath;
    Fig camino trillado well-trodden path; Fig
    tiene el camino trillado the hard work has already been done for him;
    camino vecinal country lane
    2. [ruta, vía] way;
    el camino de la estación the way to the station;
    equivocarse de camino to go the wrong way;
    indicar el camino a alguien to show sb the way;
    no recuerdo el camino de vuelta I can't remember the way back;
    iremos por el camino más corto we'll go by the shortest route, we'll go the quickest way;
    está camino de la capital it's on the way to the capital;
    me encontré a Elena camino de casa I met Elena on the way home;
    de camino [de paso] on the way;
    ve a comprar el periódico, y de camino sube también la leche go for the newspaper and bring the milk up while you're at it;
    me pilla de camino it's on my way;
    a estas horas ya estarán en camino they'll be on their way by now;
    en el camino on the way;
    por este camino this way
    3. [viaje] journey;
    nos espera un largo camino we have a long journey ahead of us;
    se detuvieron tras cinco horas de camino they stopped after they had been on the road for five hours;
    estamos casi a mitad de camino we're about halfway there;
    pararemos a mitad de camino we'll stop halfway;
    hicimos un alto en el camino para comer we stopped (along the way) to have a bite to eat;
    también Fig
    todavía nos queda mucho camino por delante we've still got a long way to go;
    ponerse en camino to set off
    4. [medio] way;
    el camino para conseguir tus propósitos es la honestidad the way to get what you want is to be honest
    5. Comp
    abrir camino a to clear the way for;
    el hermano mayor ha abierto camino a los pequeños the older brother cleared the way for the younger ones;
    dos jinetes abrían camino a la procesión two people rode ahead to clear a path for the procession;
    abrirse camino to get on o ahead;
    se abrió camino entre la maraña de defensas he found a way through the cluster of defenders;
    abrirse camino en el mundo to make one's way in the world;
    le costó mucho abrirse camino, pero ahora tiene una buena posición it wasn't easy for him to get on, but he's got a good job now;
    allanar el camino to smooth the way;
    atravesarse o [m5] cruzarse o [m5] interponerse en el camino de alguien to stand in sb's way;
    no permitiré que nadie se cruce en mi camino I won't let anyone stand in my way;
    Fam
    tienen un bebé en camino they've got a baby on the way;
    ir por buen camino to be on the right track;
    ir por mal camino to go astray;
    con su comportamiento, estos alumnos van por mal camino the way they are behaving, these pupils are heading for trouble;
    fueron cada cual por su camino they went their separate ways;
    van camino del desastre/éxito they're on the road to disaster/success;
    va o [m5] lleva camino de convertirse en estrella she's on her way to stardom;
    a medio camino halfway;
    siempre deja todo a medio camino she always leaves things half-done;
    estar a medio camino to be halfway there;
    está a medio camino entre un delantero y un centrocampista he's somewhere between a forward and a midfielder;
    quedarse a medio camino to stop halfway through;
    el proyecto se quedó a medio camino por falta de presupuesto the project was left unfinished o was abandoned halfway through because the funds dried up;
    iba para estrella, pero se quedó a mitad de camino she looked as if she would become a star, but never quite made it;
    traer a alguien al buen camino to put sb back on the right track
    CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
    The Galician city of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, traditionally held to be the burial site of the Apostle St James, was one of the most important Christian pilgrimage centres in Europe during the Middle Ages, second only to Rome. Countless pilgrims made the journey from different parts of Europe to Santiago along recognized pilgrimage routes. The main one crosses the north of Spain from the Pyrenees to Galicia and is known as the Camino de Santiago. Although its religious significance has declined, it has become a popular tourist route attracting a wide range of travellers: nature lovers on day trips, hikers and cyclists, and even latter-day pilgrims, whether solitary walkers or on package tours. Many of them avail themselves of the free or low-cost accommodation provided along the way by local councils and religious institutions.
    * * *
    m
    1 ( senda) path;
    no es (todo) un camino de rosas it isn’t all a bed of roses
    2 INFOR path
    3 ( ruta) way;
    a medio camino halfway;
    de camino a on the way to;
    por el camino on the way;
    camino de on the way to;
    abrirse camino fig make one’s way;
    estar en camino be on the way;
    abrirse camino en la vida get on;
    ir por buen/mal camino fig be on the right/wrong track;
    abrir camino hacia algo fig pave the way for sth;
    mitad de camino fig leave sth half finished
    * * *
    camino nm
    1) : path, road
    2) : journey
    ponerse en camino: to set off
    3) : way
    a medio camino: halfway there
    * * *
    1. (sendero) path
    2. (ruta, medio) way
    camino de on the way / on your way
    ponerse en camino to set off [pt. & pp. set]

    Spanish-English dictionary > camino

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