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  • 1 BT (Compañía de Telecomunicaciones Británica)

    Ex. Information providers pay a fee to British Telecom, and may then charge users for each frame that they consult.

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  • 2 Colegio de Abogados

    the Bar
    * * *
    (n.) = Law Society
    Ex. Law centres employ qualified lawyers and they receive a waiver from the Law Society that allows them to provide their services free of charge.
    * * *

    Ex: Law centres employ qualified lawyers and they receive a waiver from the Law Society that allows them to provide their services free of charge.

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  • 3 Compañía de Telecomunicaciones Británica

    Ex. Information providers pay a fee to British Telecom, and may then charge users for each frame that they consult.
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    Compañía de Telecomunicaciones Británica(BT)

    Ex: Information providers pay a fee to British Telecom, and may then charge users for each frame that they consult.

    Ex: Information providers pay a fee to British Telecom, and may then charge users for each frame that they consult.

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  • 4 Compañía de Telecomunicaciones Británica (BT)

    Ex. Information providers pay a fee to British Telecom, and may then charge users for each frame that they consult.

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  • 5 Júpiter

    m.
    1 Jupiter, fifth planet from the sun.
    2 Jupiter, Thunderer, ancient and supreme god of the Roman mythology in charge of the heavens and the weather, Jove.
    * * *
    1 Jupiter
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino Jupiter
    * * *
    Ex. The images all relate to space: astronauts; shuttle launches; images of Saturn and Jupiter; the Earth from space etc.
    * * *
    masculino Jupiter
    * * *

    Ex: The images all relate to space: astronauts; shuttle launches; images of Saturn and Jupiter; the Earth from space etc.

    * * *
    Jupiter
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    Júpiter sustantivo masculino
    Jupiter
    ' Júpiter' also found in these entries:
    English:
    Jupiter
    * * *
    nm
    [planeta] Jupiter
    n
    Mitol Jupiter
    * * *
    : Jupiter
    * * *
    Júpiter n Jupiter

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  • 6 a

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

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

    Multiple Entries:
    A    
    a
    A,
    a sustantivo femenino (pl aes) (read as /a/) the letter A, a

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 7 a cargo de

    = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of)
    Ex. An organization now exists, endowed by Ranganathan, and charged with the maintenance of the scheme now that he himself has died.
    Ex. The vice-president in charge of marketing services, Una Feaver, is responsible for media planning and buying, research, and sales promotion.
    Ex. With a new administration at the helm, prospects are good for a coordinated effort within the government to establish viable information management strategies for the 1990s.
    * * *
    = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of)

    Ex: An organization now exists, endowed by Ranganathan, and charged with the maintenance of the scheme now that he himself has died.

    Ex: The vice-president in charge of marketing services, Una Feaver, is responsible for media planning and buying, research, and sales promotion.
    Ex: With a new administration at the helm, prospects are good for a coordinated effort within the government to establish viable information management strategies for the 1990s.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a cargo de

  • 8 a fondo perdido

    nonrecoverable, nonreturnable
    * * *
    (adj.) = non-refundable
    Ex. There is a non-refundable charge of £25 for this event to cover refreshments.
    * * *

    Ex: There is a non-refundable charge of £25 for this event to cover refreshments.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a fondo perdido

  • 9 a pesar de todo

    = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said
    Ex. All the same, I think the incident improbable because he has been represented up till then as a cold, careful character.
    Ex. The film is less about idealism in the face of adversity than dumb resilience in spite of everything.
    Ex. The novel describes people waging an unequal struggle against circumstances and remaining hopeful despite everything.
    Ex. However, despite it all, Ludlam remains something of an enigma.
    Ex. Wharton makes it abundantly clear that, in spite of it all, she has numerous chances to take charge of her life.
    Ex. All this said, he is a restless person, but in the active, productive sense rather than a fidget.
    * * *
    = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said

    Ex: All the same, I think the incident improbable because he has been represented up till then as a cold, careful character.

    Ex: The film is less about idealism in the face of adversity than dumb resilience in spite of everything.
    Ex: The novel describes people waging an unequal struggle against circumstances and remaining hopeful despite everything.
    Ex: However, despite it all, Ludlam remains something of an enigma.
    Ex: Wharton makes it abundantly clear that, in spite of it all, she has numerous chances to take charge of her life.
    Ex: All this said, he is a restless person, but in the active, productive sense rather than a fidget.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a pesar de todo

  • 10 a tiempo

    adv.
    on time, in time, in good time, on schedule.
    * * *
    * * *
    = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time
    Ex. There was no dependable way to ensure that the recipient actually received the message in timely fashion.
    Ex. If a document is returned on time, the charge-out record is removed from the circulation file and from the borrower's record.
    Ex. Significantly, however, Panizzi's rules did not prove as viable as did his ideology, and they were promptly and materially changed and recast by his most ardent admirers and followers.
    Ex. The State, as producer, is deficient in producing sufficient copies to meet demand, ensuring timely distribution, and providing efficient bibliographic control.
    Ex. The project shifts the paradigm for information services in support of research from a 'just in case' collection centred approach to 'just in time' service oriented operation.
    Ex. 'A Hospital Trip' is about Joe's stay in the hospital after he cuts his ankle on a sharp corner of a rusty old car hood and does not tell his mother about it in time to prevent infection.
    * * *
    = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time

    Ex: There was no dependable way to ensure that the recipient actually received the message in timely fashion.

    Ex: If a document is returned on time, the charge-out record is removed from the circulation file and from the borrower's record.
    Ex: Significantly, however, Panizzi's rules did not prove as viable as did his ideology, and they were promptly and materially changed and recast by his most ardent admirers and followers.
    Ex: The State, as producer, is deficient in producing sufficient copies to meet demand, ensuring timely distribution, and providing efficient bibliographic control.
    Ex: The project shifts the paradigm for information services in support of research from a 'just in case' collection centred approach to 'just in time' service oriented operation.
    Ex: 'A Hospital Trip' is about Joe's stay in the hospital after he cuts his ankle on a sharp corner of a rusty old car hood and does not tell his mother about it in time to prevent infection.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a tiempo

  • 11 abatirse sobre

    v.
    1 to attack, to bear down on, to charge down upon, to swoop down on.
    Los soldado se abatieron sobre la ciudad The soldiers attacked the city.
    2 to strike, to hit.
    La tempestad se abatió sobre la ciudad The tempest stroke the city.
    * * *
    (v.) = bear down on
    Ex. Somehow, some way, officials were getting early evacuees out of harm's way as Hurricane Gustav bore down on the central Louisiana coast.
    * * *

    Ex: Somehow, some way, officials were getting early evacuees out of harm's way as Hurricane Gustav bore down on the central Louisiana coast.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abatirse sobre

  • 12 abogado

    f. & m.
    1 lawyer, attorney, attorney-at-law, advocate.
    2 public attorney, solicitor.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: abogar.
    * * *
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 lawyer, solicitor (tribunal supremo) barrister
    2 figurado advocate, champion
    \
    ejercer de abogado to practise law, be a lawyer
    abogado de oficio legal -aid lawyer
    abogado defensor counsel for the defense
    abogado del diablo devil's advocate
    abogado del Estado public prosecutor, US attorney general
    abogado laborista union lawyer
    * * *
    (f. - abogada)
    noun
    lawyer, attorney
    * * *
    abogado, -a
    SM / F
    1) lawyer, attorney(-at-law) (EEUU)

    ejercer de abogadoto practise o (EEUU) practice law

    recibirse de abogado esp LAm to qualify as a lawyer

    abogado/a auxiliar — Méx junior lawyer

    abogado/a criminalista — criminal lawyer

    abogado/a defensor(a) — defending counsel

    abogado/a del Estado — public prosecutor, attorney general (EEUU)

    abogado/a de oficio — court-appointed counsel, duty solicitor, public defender (EEUU)

    abogado/a de secano — barrack-room lawyer

    abogado/a laboralista — labour lawyer, labor lawyer (EEUU)

    abogado/a matrimonialista — divorce lawyer

    abogado/a penalista — Méx criminal lawyer

    2) (=defensor, partidario) champion, advocate
    * * *
    - da masculino, femenino ( en general) lawyer, solicitor ( in UK); ( ante un tribunal superior) attorney ( in US), barrister ( in UK)
    * * *
    = attorney, lawyer, prosecutor, barrister-at-law, barrister, trial lawyer.
    Ex. For example, an unwed woman who fears she is pregnant may have appointments made with an attorney in a legal assistance society and conselors in abortion clinics or maternity homes.
    Ex. Conceived initially to demonstrate a potential tool to assist lawyers in adjudicatory proceedings, the system appears to have potential for addressing a broad spectrum of record management requirements.
    Ex. This article discusses one case that illustrates how even well trained federal prosecutors can grow confused about how to apply the intellectual property law.
    Ex. A barrister-at-law Barry quickly adjusted himself to the particular problems of the library profession.
    Ex. An MP, a barrister, and a financial consultant present the case for charging Value Added Tax (VAT) on books.
    Ex. All this deterioration has been to complicate and thereby fatten the pockets of trial lawyers in collusion with our judges.
    ----
    * abogado civil = civilian lawyer, people's lawyer.
    * abogado defensor = defence attorney [defense attorney, -USA].
    * abogado de la corona = Queen's Counsel (QC).
    * abogado del diablo = devil's advocate.
    * abogado del estado = Queen's Counsel (QC).
    * abogado de oficio = legal aid.
    * abogado especializado en divorcios = divorce lawyer.
    * abogado fiscal = prosecuting attorney, district attorney, district counsel.
    * abogado general = advocate-general.
    * abogado matrimonialista = divorce lawyer.
    * abogado procurador = solicitor.
    * abogado que asesora a los presos = jailhouse lawyer.
    * abogado sin escrúpulos = shyster, shark lawyer.
    * ayudante de abogado = paralegal [para-legal].
    * bufete de abogados = law centre, law firm, law office.
    * Colegio de Abogados = Law Society.
    * despacho de abogados = law centre, law office.
    * firma de abogados = legal assistance society, law firm.
    * jerga de los abogados = legalease.
    * * *
    - da masculino, femenino ( en general) lawyer, solicitor ( in UK); ( ante un tribunal superior) attorney ( in US), barrister ( in UK)
    * * *
    = attorney, lawyer, prosecutor, barrister-at-law, barrister, trial lawyer.

    Ex: For example, an unwed woman who fears she is pregnant may have appointments made with an attorney in a legal assistance society and conselors in abortion clinics or maternity homes.

    Ex: Conceived initially to demonstrate a potential tool to assist lawyers in adjudicatory proceedings, the system appears to have potential for addressing a broad spectrum of record management requirements.
    Ex: This article discusses one case that illustrates how even well trained federal prosecutors can grow confused about how to apply the intellectual property law.
    Ex: A barrister-at-law Barry quickly adjusted himself to the particular problems of the library profession.
    Ex: An MP, a barrister, and a financial consultant present the case for charging Value Added Tax (VAT) on books.
    Ex: All this deterioration has been to complicate and thereby fatten the pockets of trial lawyers in collusion with our judges.
    * abogado civil = civilian lawyer, people's lawyer.
    * abogado defensor = defence attorney [defense attorney, -USA].
    * abogado de la corona = Queen's Counsel (QC).
    * abogado del diablo = devil's advocate.
    * abogado del estado = Queen's Counsel (QC).
    * abogado de oficio = legal aid.
    * abogado especializado en divorcios = divorce lawyer.
    * abogado fiscal = prosecuting attorney, district attorney, district counsel.
    * abogado general = advocate-general.
    * abogado matrimonialista = divorce lawyer.
    * abogado procurador = solicitor.
    * abogado que asesora a los presos = jailhouse lawyer.
    * abogado sin escrúpulos = shyster, shark lawyer.
    * ayudante de abogado = paralegal [para-legal].
    * bufete de abogados = law centre, law firm, law office.
    * Colegio de Abogados = Law Society.
    * despacho de abogados = law centre, law office.
    * firma de abogados = legal assistance society, law firm.
    * jerga de los abogados = legalease.

    * * *
    abogado -da
    masculine, feminine
    (en general) lawyer, solicitor ( BrE); (ante un tribunal superior) attorney ( AmE), barrister ( BrE)
    no necesito abogados, yo me sé defender ( fam); I don't need anyone to defend me, I can stand up for myself
    Compuestos:
    abogado criminalista, abogada criminalista
    masculine, feminine criminal lawyer
    abogado defensor, abogada defensora
    masculine, feminine defense lawyer ( AmE), defence counsel ( BrE), counsel for the defence ( BrE)
    masculine devil's advocate
    abogado de oficio, abogada de oficio
    masculine, feminine lawyer provided under the legal aid scheme, public defender ( AmE)
    abogado general, abogada general
    (UE) masculine, feminine advocate general
    abogado del estado, abogada del estado
    masculine, feminine ≈ district attorney ( AmE); ≈ public prosecutor ( BrE)
    abogado laboralista, abogada laboralista
    masculine, feminine labor* lawyer ( AmE), employment lawyer
    abogado matrimonialista, abogada matrimonialista
    masculine, feminine divorce lawyer
    abogado penalista, abogada penalista
    masculine, feminine criminal lawyer
    abogado procesalista, abogada procesalista
    masculine, feminine lawyer in a court of first instance, trial lawyer ( AmE)
    * * *

     

    Del verbo abogar: ( conjugate abogar)

    abogado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    abogado    
    abogar
    abogado
    ◊ -da sustantivo masculino, femenino ( en general) lawyer, solicitor ( in UK);


    ( ante un tribunal superior) attorney ( in US), barrister ( in UK);

    abogado del diablo devil's advocate
    abogado,-a sustantivo masculino y femenino lawyer, solicitor, US attorney, US counsellor
    (en tribunal supremo) barrister
    abogado criminalista, criminal lawyer
    abogado de oficio, legal aid lawyer
    abogado del diablo, Devil's advocate
    abogado del Estado, public prosecutor
    abogado defensor, counsel for the defense
    abogado laboralista, union lawyer
    El término general es lawyer. Un solicitor prepara documentos legales, representa a su cliente en los tribunales inferiores y ayuda al barrister, quien representa a su cliente en los tribunales superiores. En algunos Estados de EE. UU. se emplea la palabra attorney y en otros counsellor, aunque las dos significan lo mismo: lawyer, abogado.
    abogar verbo transitivo to plead
    abogar en favor de, to plead for, defend
    abogar por una causa, to advocate o champion sthg

    ' abogado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abogada
    - bufete
    - criminalista
    - defensor
    - defensora
    - diablo
    - estado
    - estudiar
    - laboralista
    - letrada
    - letrado
    - minuta
    - monta
    - notaria
    - notario
    - oficio
    - casar
    - cliente
    - clientela
    - consultorio
    - ejercer
    - licenciado
    - patrocinar
    - preciarse
    - procurador
    - qué
    English:
    advice
    - advocate
    - attorney
    - barrister
    - charge
    - client
    - contact
    - counsel
    - counsellor
    - counselor
    - cross-examine
    - dispose
    - draw up
    - lawyer
    - local
    - prosecution
    - see
    - service
    - solicitor
    - strike off
    - brief
    - from
    - legal
    - prosecutor
    * * *
    abogado, -a nm,f
    1. Der lawyer, US attorney
    abogado criminalista criminal lawyer;
    abogado defensor counsel for the defence;
    abogado del Estado public prosecutor;
    abogado de familia family lawyer;
    abogado laboralista labour lawyer;
    abogado matrimonialista divorce lawyer;
    abogado de oficio legal aid lawyer
    2. [intercesor] intermediary;
    [defensor] advocate;
    siempre ha sido un abogado de los pobres he has always stood up for the poor
    abogado del diablo devil's advocate;
    hacer de abogado del diablo to play devil's advocate
    * * *
    m, abogada f lawyer, Br
    solicitor; en tribunal superior attorney, Br
    barrister;
    no le faltaron abogados fig there were plenty of people who defended him
    * * *
    abogado, -da n
    : lawyer, attorney
    * * *
    1. (en general) lawyer / solicitor

    Spanish-English dictionary > abogado

  • 13 abrazar

    v.
    1 to hug, to embrace (rodear con los brazos).
    Elsa estrechó a su hijo Elsa embraced her son.
    2 to believe in, to hold.
    * * *
    1 to embrace, hug
    2 (ceñir) to clasp
    3 (incluir) to include, comprise
    4 (adoptar) to adopt
    5 figurado (adherirse) to embrace
    * * *
    verb
    1) to embrace, hug
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ persona] to embrace, hug, hold
    2) (=adoptar) [+ fe] to adopt, embrace; [+ doctrina] to espouse; [+ oportunidad] to seize; [+ profesión] to adopt, enter, take up
    3) [+ empresa] to take charge of
    4) (=abarcar) to include, take in
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) < persona> to hug; ( con más sentimiento) to embrace
    b) <tronco/columna> to encircle
    2) (liter) <religión/causa> to embrace
    2.
    abrazarse v pron
    a) (recípr) to hug each other; ( con más sentimiento) to embrace each other
    b)

    abrazarse a alguien/algo — to hold on o cling to somebody/something

    * * *
    = hug, cuddle.
    Ex. Parents can show warmth and caring by hugging their children and reassuring them of parental love and concern for their welfare.
    Ex. The girl blushed, then leaned over and cuddled him for a few seconds.
    ----
    * abrazar una ideología = embrace + ideology.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) < persona> to hug; ( con más sentimiento) to embrace
    b) <tronco/columna> to encircle
    2) (liter) <religión/causa> to embrace
    2.
    abrazarse v pron
    a) (recípr) to hug each other; ( con más sentimiento) to embrace each other
    b)

    abrazarse a alguien/algo — to hold on o cling to somebody/something

    * * *
    = hug, cuddle.

    Ex: Parents can show warmth and caring by hugging their children and reassuring them of parental love and concern for their welfare.

    Ex: The girl blushed, then leaned over and cuddled him for a few seconds.
    * abrazar una ideología = embrace + ideology.

    * * *
    abrazar [A4 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹persona› to hug, embrace
    abrázame fuerte hold me tight
    2 ‹tronco/columna› to encircle
    B ( liter); ‹religión/causa› to embrace
    1 ( recípr) to hug each other, embrace each other
    2 abrazarse A algn/algo to hold on o cling TO sb/sth
    * * *

     

    abrazar ( conjugate abrazar) verbo transitivo persona to hug;
    ( con más sentimiento) to embrace;

    abrazarse verbo pronominal ( recípr) to hug each other;

    ( con más sentimiento) to embrace each other;
    abrazarse a algn/algo to hold on o cling to sb/sth
    abrazar verbo transitivo
    1 (con los brazos) to embrace, hug
    2 fig (una creencia, un dogma) to embrace
    ' abrazar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    achuchar
    - apapachar
    - estrechar
    English:
    cuddle
    - embrace
    - hold
    - hug
    * * *
    vt
    1. [rodear con los brazos] to hug, to embrace
    2. [doctrina] to embrace
    3. [profesión] to go into
    * * *
    v/t hug, embrace; fig
    embrace
    * * *
    abrazar {21} vt
    : to hug, to embrace
    * * *
    abrazar vb to hug [pt. & pp. hugged]

    Spanish-English dictionary > abrazar

  • 14 abusivamente

    adv.
    abusively, improperly.
    * * *
    1 improperly
    * * *
    * * *
    Ex. Publishers charge extortionately while paying nothing to authors and these are increasingly bypassing publishers by publishing on the Web.
    * * *

    Ex: Publishers charge extortionately while paying nothing to authors and these are increasingly bypassing publishers by publishing on the Web.

    * * *
    improperly

    Spanish-English dictionary > abusivamente

  • 15 acaparar

    v.
    1 to monopolize.
    acaparaba las miradas de todos all eyes were upon her
    los atletas alemanes acapararon las medallas the German athletes swept the board
    EXEX acapara las ventas EXEX monopolizes sales.
    Annette acapara a Ricardo Annette monopolizes Richard.
    3 to accumulate.
    4 to steal.
    El niñito acaparó toda la atención The little boy stole all the attention.
    * * *
    1 (productos) to hoard; (mercado) to corner, buy up
    2 (monopolizar) to monopolize, keep for oneself
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=acumular) [+ víveres, bienes] to hoard
    2) (=tener la totalidad de)
    a) [+ producción, poder, conversación] to monopolize
    b) pey to hog *, monopolize

    a ver si no acaparas el teléfonodon't hog * o monopolize the telephone, will you?

    3) (=quedarse con) to take

    han acaparado un 25% del mercado de ventas a domicilio — they have captured o taken a 25% share of the home sales market

    4) (=poseer) to hold

    la empresa acapara el 40% de la tierra — the company owns 40% of the land

    5) (=ocupar) to take up
    6) [+ atención, interés] to capture
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) <productos/existencias> to hoard, stockpile
    b) <interés/atención> to capture
    c) (fam) ( monopolizar) to hog (colloq)
    * * *
    = overtax, hoard, monopolise [monopolize, -USA], overtake.
    Nota: Verbo irregular: pasado overtook, participio overtaken.
    Ex. Currently, they are trying to charge Internet providers more because Internet use is overtaxing the telephone networks.
    Ex. What one might call 'fetishistic bibliomania' is a disease -- and few serious book-readers, let alone librarians, are free from a squirrel-like proclivity to hoard books.
    Ex. The fact that this catalogue is in book form means that there is less likelihood of one reader monopolizing the catalogue.
    Ex. E-Books, while a curiosity and a lot of fun, do not seem to be overtaking the mass market.
    ----
    * acaparar el mercado = dominate + the scene, corner + the market.
    * acaparar el tiempo de Alguien = monopolise + time.
    * acaparar la atención de Alguien = monopolise + attention.
    * acaparar las noticias = grab + the headlines, hit + the headlines.
    * acaparar toda la atención = steal + the limelight, steal + the show.
    * competir por acaparar la atención de Alguien = compete for + attention.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) <productos/existencias> to hoard, stockpile
    b) <interés/atención> to capture
    c) (fam) ( monopolizar) to hog (colloq)
    * * *
    = overtax, hoard, monopolise [monopolize, -USA], overtake.
    Nota: Verbo irregular: pasado overtook, participio overtaken.

    Ex: Currently, they are trying to charge Internet providers more because Internet use is overtaxing the telephone networks.

    Ex: What one might call 'fetishistic bibliomania' is a disease -- and few serious book-readers, let alone librarians, are free from a squirrel-like proclivity to hoard books.
    Ex: The fact that this catalogue is in book form means that there is less likelihood of one reader monopolizing the catalogue.
    Ex: E-Books, while a curiosity and a lot of fun, do not seem to be overtaking the mass market.
    * acaparar el mercado = dominate + the scene, corner + the market.
    * acaparar el tiempo de Alguien = monopolise + time.
    * acaparar la atención de Alguien = monopolise + attention.
    * acaparar las noticias = grab + the headlines, hit + the headlines.
    * acaparar toda la atención = steal + the limelight, steal + the show.
    * competir por acaparar la atención de Alguien = compete for + attention.

    * * *
    acaparar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹productos/existencias› to hoard, stockpile
    2 ‹atención/interés› to capture
    el trabajo acapara todo su tiempo work takes up all his time
    acaparó todas las miradas all eyes were on her
    3 ( fam) (monopolizar) to hog ( colloq)
    * * *

    acaparar ( conjugate acaparar) verbo transitivo
    a)productos/existencias to hoard, stockpile

    b)interés/atención to capture;


    acaparar verbo transitivo
    1 (almacenar) to hoard
    (especular) to corner
    2 fig (a una persona) to monopolize
    (la atención) to capture
    ' acaparar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abarcar
    - barrer
    English:
    buy up
    - corner
    - hoard
    - monopolize
    - hog
    - lime
    * * *
    1. [monopolizar] to monopolize;
    [mercado] to corner;
    acaparaba las miradas de todos all eyes were upon her;
    los atletas alemanes acapararon las medallas the German athletes swept the board;
    una vez más las elecciones acapararon el interés de la prensa once more the newspapers were dominated by the elections
    2. [aprovisionarse de] to hoard
    * * *
    v/t
    1 hoard, stockpile
    2 tiempo take up
    3 interés capture
    4 fam ( monopolizar) monopolize, hog fam
    * * *
    1) : to stockpile, to hoard
    2) : to monopolize
    * * *
    acaparar vb to hoard

    Spanish-English dictionary > acaparar

  • 16 acometer

    v.
    1 to attack.
    le acometió el sueño he was overcome by tiredness
    El maleante acometió a Silvia ayer The mugger attacked Silvia yesterday.
    2 to undertake.
    Mario acomete una empresa Mario undertakes a venture.
    3 to undertake to, to begin to.
    Alicia acometió poner la obra en escena Alice undertook to stage the play.
    4 to rush against, to dash against.
    Los soldados acometieron el fuerte The soldiers rushed against the fort.
    5 to be suddenly assailed by, to feel, to be suddenly overcome by.
    Le acometió un mal presentimiento He was suddenly assailed by a bad...
    * * *
    1 (embestir) to attack
    2 (emprender) to undertake
    3 (empezar repentinamente) to be seized by
    * * *
    verb
    1) to undertake, tackle
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=atacar) to attack, set upon; [toro] to charge
    2) [+ tarea] to undertake, attempt; [+ asunto] to tackle, deal with; [+ construcción] to begin, start on
    3) [sueño] to overcome; [miedo] to seize, take hold of; [dudas] to assail; [enfermedad] to attack

    le acometieron dudas — he was assailed by doubts, he began to have doubts

    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( atacar) to attack
    2) <empresa/proyecto> to undertake, tackle; < reforma> to undertake
    3) ( asaltar) temor/deseo to take hold of
    2.
    acometer vi to attack

    acometer contra algo/alguien — to attack something/somebody

    * * *
    = attack, come to + grips with, embark on/upon, go about, assail, get to + grips with, set out on, get + a grip on.
    Ex. Some of the deficiencies in our catalogs are the result of very practical factors in personnel resources; some are probably a fault in the way that we attack subject headings and put them in the catalog.
    Ex. Right now the management team is beginning to come to grips with our annual budget process, as it does every year.
    Ex. Before we embark upon more extensive consideration of the software packages and their use in information retrieval, it is worth reviewing the options for computer hardware.
    Ex. I think he outlined the feasible way to go about meeting our needs without doing in anybody else in the process.
    Ex. It's ridiculous to assail people who are making a code for abandoning all the principles which have been going strong for 100 years.
    Ex. The Treasure has made good use of a number of methodologies in getting to grips with the principles and applications of information management.
    Ex. However rudimentary or advanced the system, and no matter what the age of the children involved, certain matters should be considered before setting out on the venture.
    Ex. The article ' Getting a grip on change' argues that only by confronting the challenges and inevitability of change can libraries retain their relevancy in the information age.
    ----
    * acometer un problema = attack + problem.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( atacar) to attack
    2) <empresa/proyecto> to undertake, tackle; < reforma> to undertake
    3) ( asaltar) temor/deseo to take hold of
    2.
    acometer vi to attack

    acometer contra algo/alguien — to attack something/somebody

    * * *
    = attack, come to + grips with, embark on/upon, go about, assail, get to + grips with, set out on, get + a grip on.

    Ex: Some of the deficiencies in our catalogs are the result of very practical factors in personnel resources; some are probably a fault in the way that we attack subject headings and put them in the catalog.

    Ex: Right now the management team is beginning to come to grips with our annual budget process, as it does every year.
    Ex: Before we embark upon more extensive consideration of the software packages and their use in information retrieval, it is worth reviewing the options for computer hardware.
    Ex: I think he outlined the feasible way to go about meeting our needs without doing in anybody else in the process.
    Ex: It's ridiculous to assail people who are making a code for abandoning all the principles which have been going strong for 100 years.
    Ex: The Treasure has made good use of a number of methodologies in getting to grips with the principles and applications of information management.
    Ex: However rudimentary or advanced the system, and no matter what the age of the children involved, certain matters should be considered before setting out on the venture.
    Ex: The article ' Getting a grip on change' argues that only by confronting the challenges and inevitability of change can libraries retain their relevancy in the information age.
    * acometer un problema = attack + problem.

    * * *
    acometer [E1 ]
    vt
    A (atacar) to attack
    B ‹empresa/proyecto› to undertake, tackle; ‹reforma› to undertake
    C (asaltar) «temor/deseo» to seize, take hold of
    me acometió el sueño sleep came over me
    de repente me acometió la duda I was suddenly assailed by doubt
    ■ acometer
    vi
    to attack acometer CONTRA algo/algn to attack sth/sb
    * * *

    acometer ( conjugate acometer) verbo intransitivo
    to attack;
    acometer contra algo/algn to attack sth/sb
    acometer verbo transitivo
    1 (una tarea) to undertake
    2 (agredir) to attack
    3 (sobrevenir, asaltar) to be struck by: me acometían serias dudas sobre su honestidad, I was struck by doubts about his honesty
    ' acometer' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    arremeter
    English:
    attack
    - go
    - set
    * * *
    vt
    1. [atacar] to attack
    2. [emprender] to undertake;
    acometió la tarea con ilusión she took on the task with enthusiasm
    3. [sobrevenir]
    me acometió un dolor punzante I was hit by a stabbing pain;
    me acometió el sueño I was overcome by sleepiness
    vi
    [embestir] to attack;
    acometer contra to attack, to charge at
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 attack
    2 tarea, proyecto undertake, tackle
    II v/i attack;
    * * *
    1) atacar: to attack, to assail
    2) emprender: to undertake, to begin
    acometer contra : to rush against
    * * *
    acometer vb to attack

    Spanish-English dictionary > acometer

  • 17 acometida

    f.
    1 attack, charge (ataque).
    2 (mains) connection.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: acometer.
    * * *
    1 (ataque) attack, assault
    2 (derivación) connection
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=ataque) attack, assault; [de toro] charge
    2) (Elec) connection
    * * *
    femenino attack
    * * *
    = onslaught, bashing.
    Ex. Without language we would go bumping around in the dark and eventually take leave of our senses under the welter of the incomprehensible, withdrawing, as some people do, into a closed world in order to protect ourselves against the unbearable onslaught.
    Ex. The persistent 'U.S. bashing' that goes on here is, however, imprecise and tiresome after a while.
    * * *
    femenino attack
    * * *
    = onslaught, bashing.

    Ex: Without language we would go bumping around in the dark and eventually take leave of our senses under the welter of the incomprehensible, withdrawing, as some people do, into a closed world in order to protect ourselves against the unbearable onslaught.

    Ex: The persistent 'U.S. bashing' that goes on here is, however, imprecise and tiresome after a while.

    * * *
    (de un animal) attack; (de un ejército) attack, assault
    * * *

    acometida sustantivo femenino
    1 (ataque) attack
    2 (del agua, gas, etc) connection
    * * *
    1. [ataque] attack, charge
    2. [de luz, gas] (Br mains o US utilities) connection
    * * *
    f
    1 attack
    2 TÉC supply
    * * *
    ataque: attack, assault

    Spanish-English dictionary > acometida

  • 18 activar

    v.
    1 to activate (alarma, mecanismo).
    María activa la alarma Mary activates the alarm.
    La ambición activa a María Ambition activates Mary=moves Mary to action.
    El desempleo activa el crímen Unemployment activates=triggers crime.
    2 to arouse.
    Lo prohibido activa la pasión Those things forbidden arouse passion.
    * * *
    1 TÉCNICA to activate (acelerar) to expedite
    2 INFORMÁTICA to enable
    3 figurado (avivar) to liven up, quicken
    1 to become activated
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VT (=poner en marcha) to activate; [+ trabajo] to expedite, speed up, hurry along; [+ fuego] to brighten up, poke; [+ mercado] to stimulate
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( agilizar) <proceso/crecimiento> to speed up; <economía/producción> to stimulate; < circulación> to stimulate
    b) ( avivar)
    c) ( poner en funcionamiento) < alarma> to activate, trigger; < dispositivo> to activate; < máquina> to set... in motion
    2.
    activarse v pron
    a) alarma to go off; dispositivo to start working
    b) (Méx) obreros/disidentes to take active steps
    * * *
    = activate, initialize, trip, set on, actuate, set in + motion, energise [energize, -USA], drive.
    Nota: Verbo irregular: pasado drove, participio driven.
    Ex. Deferred orders are activated when the 'claim overdue order' function is run.
    Ex. These fields do not need to be initialized.
    Ex. The cord which trips its shutter may reach down a man's sleeve within easy reach of his fingers.
    Ex. You can also select this option on the Setup Options screen to set postings on permanently.
    Ex. CRG has always remained an amateur organization in the sense that it does not dispose of large funds, and its members are actuated by enthusiasm for the subject rather than by the hope of wealth.
    Ex. If someone reports that a member of the staff is drunk while on the job, the supervisor must immediately set in motion the prescribed personnel procedures for verifying the charge, issuing a warning, observing and documenting future performance, and, if necessary, initiating a dismissal action.
    Ex. This will enhance the utility of the public libraries and energise the public librarian as a change agent.
    Ex. The notation 796.33 is used for sporst involving an inflated ball propelled ( driven) by foot.
    ----
    * activar una señal = activate + signal.
    * activar un dispositivo de control = set + control.
    * activar un proceso = activate + process.
    * activar un sistema = activate + system.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( agilizar) <proceso/crecimiento> to speed up; <economía/producción> to stimulate; < circulación> to stimulate
    b) ( avivar)
    c) ( poner en funcionamiento) < alarma> to activate, trigger; < dispositivo> to activate; < máquina> to set... in motion
    2.
    activarse v pron
    a) alarma to go off; dispositivo to start working
    b) (Méx) obreros/disidentes to take active steps
    * * *
    = activate, initialize, trip, set on, actuate, set in + motion, energise [energize, -USA], drive.
    Nota: Verbo irregular: pasado drove, participio driven.

    Ex: Deferred orders are activated when the 'claim overdue order' function is run.

    Ex: These fields do not need to be initialized.
    Ex: The cord which trips its shutter may reach down a man's sleeve within easy reach of his fingers.
    Ex: You can also select this option on the Setup Options screen to set postings on permanently.
    Ex: CRG has always remained an amateur organization in the sense that it does not dispose of large funds, and its members are actuated by enthusiasm for the subject rather than by the hope of wealth.
    Ex: If someone reports that a member of the staff is drunk while on the job, the supervisor must immediately set in motion the prescribed personnel procedures for verifying the charge, issuing a warning, observing and documenting future performance, and, if necessary, initiating a dismissal action.
    Ex: This will enhance the utility of the public libraries and energise the public librarian as a change agent.
    Ex: The notation 796.33 is used for sporst involving an inflated ball propelled ( driven) by foot.
    * activar una señal = activate + signal.
    * activar un dispositivo de control = set + control.
    * activar un proceso = activate + process.
    * activar un sistema = activate + system.

    * * *
    activar [A1 ]
    vt
    1
    (estimular): medidas que activarán la economía measures to stimulate o revitalize the economy
    para activar la circulación to stimulate the circulation
    esto ayudará a activar las negociaciones this will help to give fresh impetus to the negotiations
    una ráfaga activó las llamas a gust of wind fanned the flames
    2 (poner en funcionamiento) ‹alarma› to activate, trigger, set off; ‹dispositivo› to activate; ‹máquina› to set … in motion
    3 ( Quím) to activate
    1 «alarma» to go off; «dispositivo» to start working
    2 ( Méx) «obreros/disidentes» to take active steps
    * * *

     

    activar ( conjugate activar) verbo transitivo
    a) ( agilizar) ‹proceso/crecimiento to speed up;

    economía/producción to stimulate;
    circulación to stimulate;
    negociaciones to give fresh impetus to

    dispositivo to activate;
    máquinato set … in motion
    activarse verbo pronominal [ alarma] to go off;
    [ dispositivo] to start working
    activar verbo transitivo
    1 (poner en marcha) to activate
    2 (acelerar, animar) to liven up: la publicidad les ayudó a activar el negocio, the publicity campaign helped them to bolster up business
    ' activar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    estimular
    - mover
    English:
    activate
    - trip
    * * *
    vt
    1. [alarma, mecanismo] to activate
    2. [explosivo] to detonate
    3. [estimular] to stimulate;
    activar los intercambios comerciales to boost o stimulate trade;
    el ejercicio activa la circulación de la sangre exercise stimulates your circulation
    * * *
    v/t
    1 ( estimular) stimulate
    2 bomba activate, set off; sistema de seguridad tb
    trigger
    * * *
    1) : to activate
    2) : to stimulate, to energize
    3) : to speed up

    Spanish-English dictionary > activar

  • 19 acusación

    f.
    1 accusation, impeachment, accusal, arraignment.
    2 finger-pointing, prosecution, accusation.
    * * *
    1 accusation
    2 DERECHO charge
    \
    acta de acusación indictment
    acusación particular DERECHO private prosecutor
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) accusation, charge
    * * *
    SF (=inculpación) accusation; (Jur) (=cargo) charge, indictment; (=acusador) prosecution

    acusación particular, la acusación particular — (the counsel for) the prosecution

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( imputación) accusation
    b) (Der) charge
    2) ( parte)
    * * *
    = charge, impeachment, accusation, arraignment, exposure, denouncement, prosecution, indictment, denunciation, imputation.
    Ex. No less prestigious an authority than a Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the charges brought against the man principally responsible for that volume.
    Ex. Enter the official proceedings and records of criminal trial, impeachment, courts-martial, etc., under the heading for the person or body prosecuted.
    Ex. In an attempt to provide counter-evidence to the accusation that the literature of gays is not being represented in library collections a study was conducted.
    Ex. Children charged with offense are usually at risk of detention between the time of arraignment and the time of hearing.
    Ex. This book is an uncompromising exposure of the ideological mist that envelops romantics and romanticists.
    Ex. The second document is a denouncement of slavery by Greenwich, who mobilizes the best tradition of scriptural exegesis to make his case.
    Ex. This article describes the legal consequences of the perpetration of these crimes and procedural aspects of their prosecution.
    Ex. Enter indictments as instructed in rule 21.36C1.
    Ex. These denunciations make libraries look both sanctimonious and hypocritical for trying to save the world when they have failed to put ther own house in order.
    Ex. The imputation was totally without basis and was motivated purely by malice.
    ----
    * acusaciones = criminal charges.
    * acusaciones de delito criminal = criminal charges.
    * acusación + hacer = accusation + level.
    * retirar una acusación = drop + a charge.
    * suspender una acusación = stay + charge.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( imputación) accusation
    b) (Der) charge
    2) ( parte)
    * * *
    = charge, impeachment, accusation, arraignment, exposure, denouncement, prosecution, indictment, denunciation, imputation.

    Ex: No less prestigious an authority than a Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the charges brought against the man principally responsible for that volume.

    Ex: Enter the official proceedings and records of criminal trial, impeachment, courts-martial, etc., under the heading for the person or body prosecuted.
    Ex: In an attempt to provide counter-evidence to the accusation that the literature of gays is not being represented in library collections a study was conducted.
    Ex: Children charged with offense are usually at risk of detention between the time of arraignment and the time of hearing.
    Ex: This book is an uncompromising exposure of the ideological mist that envelops romantics and romanticists.
    Ex: The second document is a denouncement of slavery by Greenwich, who mobilizes the best tradition of scriptural exegesis to make his case.
    Ex: This article describes the legal consequences of the perpetration of these crimes and procedural aspects of their prosecution.
    Ex: Enter indictments as instructed in rule 21.36C1.
    Ex: These denunciations make libraries look both sanctimonious and hypocritical for trying to save the world when they have failed to put ther own house in order.
    Ex: The imputation was totally without basis and was motivated purely by malice.
    * acusaciones = criminal charges.
    * acusaciones de delito criminal = criminal charges.
    * acusación + hacer = accusation + level.
    * retirar una acusación = drop + a charge.
    * suspender una acusación = stay + charge.

    * * *
    A
    1 (imputación) accusation
    una serie de acusaciones contra el gobierno a series of accusations against the government
    2 ( Der) charge
    negó la acusación he denied the charge
    un crimen sobre el cual no existe ninguna acusación formal a crime for which no-one has ever been charged
    formular una acusación contra algn to bring charges against sb
    B
    (parte): la acusación the prosecution
    Compuesto:
    private prosecution
    * * *

    acusación sustantivo femenino

    b) (Der) charge

    acusación sustantivo femenino
    1 accusation: sus acusaciones me irritaron profundamente, their accusations irritated me deeply
    2 Jur (cargo) charge (fiscalía, abogados) prosecution: la acusación presentó pruebas convincentes, the prosecution presented the court with some conclusive evidence
    ' acusación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cuento
    - gravitar
    - negación
    - temeraria
    - temerario
    - concreto
    - desmentir
    - negar
    - negativa
    English:
    accusation
    - acquit
    - bum rap
    - case
    - charge
    - deny
    - ill-founded
    - indictment
    - prosecution
    - repudiate
    - witness
    - allegation
    - grand
    - prosecutor
    * * *
    1. [inculpación] accusation;
    Der charge;
    verter acusaciones (contra alguien) to make accusations (against sb);
    negó todas las acusaciones she denied all the charges;
    fueron juzgados bajo la acusación de terrorismo they were tried for having committed terrorist offences
    2. Der [personas]
    la acusación the prosecution
    acusación particular private action;
    la acusación popular = the prosecution which acts on behalf of pressure groups and other interested bodies in cases of public interest
    * * *
    f accusation
    * * *
    acusación nf, pl - ciones
    1) : accusation, charge
    2)
    la acusación : the prosecution
    * * *
    acusación n accusation

    Spanish-English dictionary > acusación

  • 20 acusar de

    v.
    1 to accuse of, to blame of, to have up for.
    Ricardo acusa a Silvia de estafa Ricardo accuses Silvia of fraud.
    2 to accuse of, to cite for, to charge with.
    * * *
    (v.) = lambast [lambaste], make + Nombre + out to be
    Ex. Correctly, the author finds that the realities of antebellum reform are too complex either to laud the reformers' benevolence or to lambast them as fanatics.
    Ex. The union would have to make me out to be nearly a criminal in order to make that sort of proof.
    * * *
    (v.) = lambast [lambaste], make + Nombre + out to be

    Ex: Correctly, the author finds that the realities of antebellum reform are too complex either to laud the reformers' benevolence or to lambast them as fanatics.

    Ex: The union would have to make me out to be nearly a criminal in order to make that sort of proof.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acusar de

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