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  • 1 perder el train

    figurado to miss the boat

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  • 2 Irán

    1 Iran
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    noun m.
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    SM Iran
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    masculino Iran
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    = Iran.
    Ex. At present there are four types of public libraries in Iran: public libraries, children's libraries, rural libraries, religious and mosque libraries.
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    masculino Iran
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    = Iran.

    Ex: At present there are four types of public libraries in Iran: public libraries, children's libraries, rural libraries, religious and mosque libraries.

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    Iran
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    Del verbo ir: ( conjugate ir)

    irán es:

    3ª persona plural (ellos/ellas/ustedes) futuro indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    Irán    
    ir
    Irán sustantivo masculino
    Iran
    ir ( conjugate ir) verbo intransitivo
    1
    a) (trasladarse, desplazarse) to go;


    iban a caballo/a pie they were on horseback/on foot;
    irán por mar to go by sea;
    ¡Fernando! — ¡voy! Fernando! — (just) coming! o I'll be right there!;
    el irán y venir de los invitados the coming and going of the guests;
    vamos a casa let's go home;
    ¿adónde va este tren? where's this train going (to)?;
    irán de compras/de caza to go shopping/hunting;
    ya vamos para allá we're on our way;
    ¿por dónde se va a …? how do you get to …?;
    irán por or (Esp) a por algo/algn to go to get sth/sb;
    voy (a) por pan I'm going to get some bread


    ya va al colegio she's already at school
    2 ( expresando propósito) irán a + inf:
    ¿has ido a verla? have you been to see her?;

    ve a ayudarla go and help her;
    ver tb irán v aux 1
    3 (al arrojar algo, arrojarse):
    tírame la llave — ¡allá va! throw me the key — here you are o there you go!;

    tírate del trampolín — ¡allá voy! jump off the board! — here I go/come!
    4 [ comentario]:

    eso va por ti también that goes for you too, and the same goes for you
    1 (+ compl) ( sin énfasis en el movimiento):

    ¿van cómodos? are you comfortable?;
    íbamos sentados we were sitting down;
    vas muy cargada you have a lot to carry;
    yo iba a la cabeza I was in the lead
    2 ( refiriéndose al atuendo):

    voy a irán de Drácula I'm going to go as Dracula;
    iba de verde she was dressed in green
    3 ( en calidad de) irán de algo to go (along) as sth;

    1 [camino/sendero] ( llevar) irán a algo to lead to sth, to go to sth
    2 (extenderse, abarcar):

    el período que va desde … hasta … the period from … to …
    1 (marchar, desarrollarse):
    ¿cómo va el nuevo trabajo? how's the new job going?;

    va de mal en peor it's going from bad to worse;
    ¿cómo te va? how's it going?, how are things? (colloq), what's up? (AmE colloq);
    ¿cómo les fue en Italia? how was Italy?, how did you get on in Italy?;
    me fue mal/bien en el examen I did badly/well in the exam;
    ¡que te vaya bien! all the best!, take care!;
    ¡que te vaya bien (en) el examen! good luck in the exam
    2 ( en competiciones):
    ¿cómo van? — 3-1 what's the score?3-1;

    voy ganando yo I'm ahead, I'm winning
    3 ( en el desarrollo de algo):
    ¿por dónde van en historia? where have you got (up) to in history?;

    ¿todavía vas por la página 20? are you still on page 20?
    4 ( estar en camino):
    ¡vamos para viejos! we're getting on o old!;

    va para los cincuenta she's going on fifty;
    ya va para dos años que … it's getting on for two years since …
    5 (sumar, hacer):

    con este van seis six, counting this one
    6 ( haber transcurrido): en lo que va del or (Esp) de año/mes so far this year/month
    1 ( deber colocarse) to go;
    ¿dónde van las toallas? where do the towels go?;

    ¡qué va! (fam): ¿has terminado? — ¡qué va! have you finished?you must be joking!;
    ¿se disgustó? — ¡qué va! did she get upset?not at all!;
    vamos a perder el avión — ¡qué va! we're going to miss the planeno way!
    2
    a) ( combinar) irán con algo to go with sth

    b) (sentar bien, convenir) (+ me/te/le etc):


    te iráná bien un descanso a rest will do you good
    3 (Méx) (tomar partido por, apoyar) iránle a algo/algn to support sth/sb;

    1
    vamos

    a) (expresando incredulidad, fastidio):

    ¡vamos! ¿eso quién se lo va a creer? come off it o come on! who do you think's going to believe that?

    b) (intentando tranquilizar, animar, dar prisa):

    vamos, mujer, dile algo go on, say something to him;

    ¡vamos, date prisa! come on, hurry up!
    c) (al aclarar, resumir):

    eso sería un disparate, vamos, digo yo that would be a stupid thing to do, well, that's what I think anyway;

    vamos, que no es una persona de fiar basically, he's not very trustworthy;
    es mejor que el otro, vamos it's better than the other one, anyway
    2
    vaya

    a) (expresando sorpresa, contrariedad):

    ¡vaya! ¡tú por aquí! what a surprise! what are you doing here?;

    ¡vaya! ¡se ha vuelto a caer! oh no o (colloq) damn! it's fallen over again!
    b) (Esp) ( para enfatizar):

    ¡vaya cochazo! what a car!

    irán v aux irán a + inf:
    1
    a) (para expresar tiempo futuro, propósito) to be going to + inf;


    va a hacer dos años que … it's getting on for two years since …
    b) (en propuestas, sugerencias):

    vamos a ver ¿cómo dices que te llamas? now then, what did you say your name was?;

    bueno, vamos a trabajar all right, let's get to work
    2 (al prevenir, hacer recomendaciones):

    cuidado, no te vayas a caer mind you don't fall (colloq);
    lleva el paraguas, no vaya a ser que llueva take the umbrella, in case it rains
    3 ( expresando un proceso paulatino):

    ya puedes irán haciéndote a la idea you'd better get used to the idea;
    la situación ha ido empeorando the situation has been getting worse and worse
    irse verbo pronominal
    1 ( marcharse) to leave;
    ¿por qué te vas tan temprano? why are you leaving o going so soon?;

    vámonos let's go;
    bueno, me voy right then, I'm taking off (AmE) o (BrE) I'm off;
    no te vayas don't go;
    vete a la cama go to bed;
    se fue de casa/de la empresa she left home/the company;
    vete de aquí get out of here;
    se han ido de viaje they're away, they've gone away
    2 (consumirse, gastarse):
    ¡cómo se va el dinero! I don't know where the money goes!;

    se me va medio sueldo en el alquiler half my salary goes on the rent
    3 ( desaparecer) [mancha/dolor] to go;


    (+ me/te/le etc)
    ¿se te ha ido el dolor de cabeza? has your headache gone?

    4 (salirse, escaparse) [líquido/gas] to escape;
    se le está yendo el aire al globo the balloon's losing air o going down

    5 (caerse, perder el equilibrio) (+ compl):
    iránse de boca/espaldas to fall flat on one's face/back;

    me iba para atrás I was falling backwards;
    frenó y nos fuimos todos para adelante he braked and we all went flying forwards
    Irán sustantivo masculino Iran
    ir
    I verbo intransitivo
    1 (dirigirse a un lugar) to go: ¡vamos!, let's go!
    voy a París, I'm going to Paris ➣ Ver nota en go
    2 (acudir regularmente) to go: va al colegio, he goes to school
    van a misa, they go to church
    3 (conducir a) to lead, go to: el sendero va a la mina, the path goes to the mine
    esta carretera va a Londres, this road leads to London
    4 (abarcar) to cover: la finca va desde la alambrada al camino, the estate extends from the wire fence to the path
    las lecciones que van desde la página 1 a la 53, the lessons on pages 1 to 53
    5 (guardarse habitualmente) va al lado de éste, it goes beside this one
    6 (mantener una posición) to be: va el primero, he's in first place
    7 (tener un estado de ánimo, una apariencia) to be: iba furioso/radiante, he was furious/radiant
    vas muy guapa, you look very smart o pretty
    8 (desenvolverse) ¿cómo te va?, how are things? o how are you doing?
    ¿cómo te va en el nuevo trabajo?, how are you getting on in your new job?
    9 (funcionar) to work (properly): el reloj no va, the clock doesn't go o work
    10 (sentar bien) to suit: ese corte de pelo no te va nada, that haircut doesn't suit you at all
    11 (combinar) to match, go: el rojo no va con el celeste, red doesn't go with pale blue
    12 (vestir) to wear
    ir con abrigo, to wear a coat
    ir de negro/de uniforme, to be dressed in black/in uniform
    la niña irá de enfermera, the little girl will dress up as a nurse
    13 fam (importar, concernir) to concern: eso va por ti también, and the same goes for you
    ni me va ni me viene, I don't care one way or the other
    14 (apostar) to bet: va un café a que no viene, I bet a coffee that he won't come
    15 (ir + de) fam (comportarse de cierto modo) to act
    ir de listo por la vida, to be a smart ass
    (tratar) to be about: ¿de qué va la película?, what's the film about?
    16 (ir + detrás de) to be looking for: hace tiempo que voy detrás de un facsímil de esa edición, I've been after a facsimile of that edition for a long time
    17 (ir + por) ir por la derecha, to keep (to the) right
    (ir a buscar) ve por agua, go and fetch some water
    (haber llegado) voy por la página noventa, I've got as far as page ninety
    18 (ir + para) (tener casi, estar cercano a) va para los cuarenta, she's getting on for forty
    ya voy para viejo, I'm getting old
    (encaminarse a) iba para ingeniero, she was studying to be an engineer
    este niño va para médico, this boy's going to become a doctor
    II verbo auxiliar
    1 (ir + gerundio) va mejorando, he's improving
    ir caminando, to go on foot
    2 (ir + pp) ya van estrenadas tres películas de Almodóvar, three films by Almodovar have already been released
    3 ( ir a + infinitivo) iba a decir que, I was going to say that
    va a esquiar, she goes skiing
    va a nevar, it's going to snow
    vas a caerte, you'll fall
    ♦ Locuciones: a eso iba, I was coming to that
    ¡ahí va!, catch!
    en lo que va de año, so far this year
    ¡qué va!, of course not! o nothing of the sort!
    ¡vamos a ver!, let's see!
    van a lo suyo, they look after their own interests
    ¡vaya!, fancy that
    ¡vaya cochazo!, what a car!
    ir a parar, to end up
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  • 3 a

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

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

    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

  • 4 a toda marcha

    at full speed
    * * *
    = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex. Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.
    * * *
    = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch

    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.

    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex: Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a toda marcha

  • 5 a toda mecha

    familiar at full pelt
    * * *
    *at full speed
    * * *
    = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch
    Ex. The results appear there and then not only on the VDU screen but also on a roll of paper which spills out of the attached printer at a rate of knots.
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex. Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.
    * * *
    = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch

    Ex: The results appear there and then not only on the VDU screen but also on a roll of paper which spills out of the attached printer at a rate of knots.

    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex: Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a toda mecha

  • 6 a toda máquina

    at full blast
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. The article 'A charmed brew: document delivery and collection in the fast lane' examines the implications of the proliferation of document delivery services and types of access available for librarians.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'The news librarians: fast lane information professionals' = El artículo se titula "Los documentalistas de los medios de comunicación: profesionales de la información a toda pastilla".
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex. Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex. As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: The article 'A charmed brew: document delivery and collection in the fast lane' examines the implications of the proliferation of document delivery services and types of access available for librarians.

    Ex: The article is entitled 'The news librarians: fast lane information professionals' = El artículo se titula "Los documentalistas de los medios de comunicación: profesionales de la información a toda pastilla".
    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex: Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex: Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex: As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a toda máquina

  • 7 a toda pastilla

    familiar (velocidad) at full speed, at full tilt 2 (volumen) at full blast
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. The article 'A charmed brew: document delivery and collection in the fast lane' examines the implications of the proliferation of document delivery services and types of access available for librarians.
    Ex. The article ' On the fast track or the road to nowhere' points to the growing practice of subsuming public libraries into larger departments headed by non-librarians = El artículo " A la vanguardia o en un camino sin rumbo" pone de manifiesto la costumbre cada vez más frecuente de incluir las bibliotecas públicas dentro de órganismos más grandes dirigidos por personal no bibliotecario.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'The news librarians: fast lane information professionals' = El artículo se titula "Los documentalistas de los medios de comunicación: profesionales de la información a toda pastilla".
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Internet overdrive. No place for Sunday drivers'.
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex. Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex. As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. The results appear there and then not only on the VDU screen but also on a roll of paper which spills out of the attached printer at a rate of knots.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: The article 'A charmed brew: document delivery and collection in the fast lane' examines the implications of the proliferation of document delivery services and types of access available for librarians.

    Ex: The article ' On the fast track or the road to nowhere' points to the growing practice of subsuming public libraries into larger departments headed by non-librarians = El artículo " A la vanguardia o en un camino sin rumbo" pone de manifiesto la costumbre cada vez más frecuente de incluir las bibliotecas públicas dentro de órganismos más grandes dirigidos por personal no bibliotecario.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'The news librarians: fast lane information professionals' = El artículo se titula "Los documentalistas de los medios de comunicación: profesionales de la información a toda pastilla".
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Internet overdrive. No place for Sunday drivers'.
    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex: Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex: Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex: As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: The results appear there and then not only on the VDU screen but also on a roll of paper which spills out of the attached printer at a rate of knots.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a toda pastilla

  • 8 a toda velocidad

    at full speed
    * * *
    = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed
    Ex. Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex. Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex. As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    * * *
    = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed

    Ex: Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.

    Ex: Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex: As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a toda velocidad

  • 9 a todo gas

    familiar flat out, at full tilt
    * * *
    Esp (Aut)full out, flat out*; [trabajar]flat out*
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex. Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex. As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex. Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.

    Ex: Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex: Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex: As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex: Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a todo gas

  • 10 a todo meter

    at full blast
    * * *
    * (=rápido) as fast as possible
    * * *
    = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    * * *
    = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle

    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.

    Ex: Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a todo meter

  • 11 a todo vapor

    at full steam, at great speed
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.
    Ex. Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex. Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex. As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex. For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex. Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex. With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex. A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex. Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: The article ' Full steam ahead' describes the implementation of optical disc based imaging system at the photographic library of the National Railway Museum in York.

    Ex: Do not march off full-tilt in front of the readers.
    Ex: Their regular tasks keep them working at full tilt at all times.
    Ex: As we enter full-throttle into the Information Age, the mere mention of 'the information highway' conjures up a predictable set of high-tech images.
    Ex: For the past three it has been operating at full throttle.
    Ex: Loosing control at top speed on a highway full of cars, these guys where lucky they recovered without hitting any cars.
    Ex: With every air-conditioner running at full blast, the city's creaky infrastructure is often stretched beyond the breaking point.
    Ex: A train cruising at full speed hit an excavator that had backed up onto the track.
    Ex: Gloucestershire has been badly affected by heavy rain, with the fire and rescue service working at full stretch.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a todo vapor

  • 12 abandonado1

    1 = relegated, neglected, deserted, abandoned, lorn, forsaken, disused.
    Ex. The recommendations seemed to indicate that the British Library would have been swamped with relegated books from the low-use stock of university libraries.
    Ex. The work of the Belgian internationalist and documentalist, Paul Otlet (1868-1944) forms an important and neglected part of the history of information.
    Ex. The best sequence in the movie takes place at a deserted train station where the children play hide and seek amongst the abandoned train cars.
    Ex. It tells the story of a young detective who stumbles across a stash of jewel thieves hiding out in an abandoned house.
    Ex. I felt lorn and bereft, then suddenly it was gone, leaving me empty and shaken the way a storm shakes the land and the sea.
    Ex. She was his only intimate friend for years before he died, for he was a most lonely forsaken man.
    Ex. There is also a museum of mining which is partly housed in a disused mine shaft.
    ----
    * abandonado y en ruinas = derelict.
    * niño abandonado = waif.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abandonado1

  • 13 acampar

    v.
    to camp.
    * * *
    1 to camp
    1 to camp
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1.
    VI to camp; (Mil) to encamp
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo to camp
    * * *
    = camp, camp out, set up + camp.
    Ex. The author describes a three-day outing to Wales in which he hiked, camped, participated in rock climbing and abseiling, and had a great time.
    Ex. It is worth camping out there for the weekend but probably with mates as it is hard to convince the chicks they want to hike over a ridge to get to a place with no bogs.
    Ex. This popular annual funfair sets up camp in the area surrounding the Midi train station in Brussels.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo to camp
    * * *
    = camp, camp out, set up + camp.

    Ex: The author describes a three-day outing to Wales in which he hiked, camped, participated in rock climbing and abseiling, and had a great time.

    Ex: It is worth camping out there for the weekend but probably with mates as it is hard to convince the chicks they want to hike over a ridge to get to a place with no bogs.
    Ex: This popular annual funfair sets up camp in the area surrounding the Midi train station in Brussels.

    * * *
    acampar [A1 ]
    vi
    to camp
    * * *

    acampar ( conjugate acampar) verbo intransitivo
    to camp
    acampar verbo intransitivo to camp
    ' acampar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cámping
    - ideal
    - carpa
    English:
    camp
    - camp out
    - encamp
    * * *
    to camp;
    prohibido acampar [en letrero] no camping
    * * *
    v/i camp
    * * *
    : to camp
    * * *
    acampar vb to camp

    Spanish-English dictionary > acampar

  • 14 acarrear

    v.
    1 to carry.
    El furgón transporta provisiones The van transports provisions
    Esa frase lleva mala intención That phrase carries bad intention.
    2 to give rise to.
    * * *
    1 (transportar) to carry, transport
    2 figurado (producir) to cause, bring, give rise to
    * * *
    verb
    1) to carry, haul
    2) bring, give rise to
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=transportar) to transport, carry; (=arrastrar) to cart
    2) (=causar) to cause, bring in its train o wake

    le acarreó muchos disgustosit caused o brought him lots of problems

    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) < problema> to give rise to, lead to
    b) <materiales/paquetes> to carry
    c) (Chi fam) < persona> to take
    * * *
    = haul, mean, cart, tote.
    Ex. However, he would prefer a binding that will stand up to being stuffed into after-hours book drops and being hauled from one library to another.
    Ex. These changes have meant modifications, some very time-consuming, to serials catalogues in libraries.
    Ex. In England, this job fell to the nightmen, who came after dark to cart the city waste into the countryside for fertilizer.
    Ex. These bags are the best way to tote around your books, groceries, beach stuff, or even your puppy.
    ----
    * acarrear con las consecuencias = bear + the consequences.
    * acarrear consecuencias = carry + implications.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) < problema> to give rise to, lead to
    b) <materiales/paquetes> to carry
    c) (Chi fam) < persona> to take
    * * *
    = haul, mean, cart, tote.

    Ex: However, he would prefer a binding that will stand up to being stuffed into after-hours book drops and being hauled from one library to another.

    Ex: These changes have meant modifications, some very time-consuming, to serials catalogues in libraries.
    Ex: In England, this job fell to the nightmen, who came after dark to cart the city waste into the countryside for fertilizer.
    Ex: These bags are the best way to tote around your books, groceries, beach stuff, or even your puppy.
    * acarrear con las consecuencias = bear + the consequences.
    * acarrear consecuencias = carry + implications.

    * * *
    acarrear [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹desgracia/problema› to give rise to, lead to, result in
    acarrea un peligro real de pérdida de identidad it brings with it o it gives rise to o it leads to a genuine risk of loss of identity
    2 ‹materiales/paquetes› (en un camión) to carry, truck ( AmE); (cargar, llevar en peso) to cart, carry, lug ( colloq)
    3 ( Chi fam) (en el auto) to take, drive
    4 ( Méx) (movilizar) to mobilize
    ■ acarrear
    vi
    ( Chi fam)
    1 (arrasar) acarrear CON algo to sweep sth away
    2 (robar) acarrear CON algo to make off WITH sth
    ( Chi fam) to move
    acarréate para acá come o move over this way
    * * *

    acarrear ( conjugate acarrear) verbo transitivo


    b)materiales/paquetes to carry

    acarrear verbo transitivo
    1 (transportar) to carry, transport: tuvimos que acarrear los sacos de cemento, we had to lug the sacks full of cement
    2 fig (tener consecuencias) to entail
    ' acarrear' also found in these entries:
    English:
    involve
    - entail
    - hod
    - incur
    - result
    * * *
    vt
    1. [ocasionar] to give rise to;
    el abuso del medicamento acarrea problemas musculares if this medicine is not used in the correct dosage it can give rise to muscular problems;
    los hijos acarrean muchos gastos bringing up children involves a lot of expense;
    el cambio de ciudad le acarreó muchos problemas moving to another city created a lot of problems for her;
    un delito que puede acarrear penas de cárcel a crime which can carry a prison sentence
    2. [transportar] to carry;
    [carbón] to haul
    * * *
    v/t
    1 carry
    2 fig
    give rise to, cause
    * * *
    1) : to haul, to carry
    2) : to bring, to give rise to
    los problemas que acarrea: the problems that come along with it

    Spanish-English dictionary > acarrear

  • 15 accidente

    m.
    accident (suceso).
    tener o sufrir un accidente to have an accident
    por accidente by accident, accidentally
    accidente aéreo plane crash
    accidente de carretera road o traffic accident
    accidente de circulación road o traffic accident
    accidente ferroviario railway accident, train crash
    accidente laboral industrial accident
    accidente mortal fatal accident
    accidente de trabajo industrial accident
    accidente de tráfico road o traffic accident
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: accidentar.
    * * *
    1 accident
    2 (terreno) unevenness, irregularity
    3 MEDICINA faint
    \
    por accidente by chance
    accidente de carretera road accident
    accidente de coche car accident
    accidente de moto motorcycle accident
    accidente de trabajo industrial accident
    accidente de tráfico road accident
    accidentes geográficos geographical features
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=suceso) accident

    por accidente — by accident, by chance

    sufrir un accidenteto have o meet with an accident

    accidente de tráfico — road accident, traffic accident

    accidente laboral= accidente de trabajo

    accidente múltiple — multiple accident, pile-up

    2) (Med) faint, swoon
    3) (Ling) accidence
    4)

    accidentes[de terreno] unevenness sing, roughness sing

    5)

    accidente de la cara Méx (=rasgo) feature

    * * *
    1) ( percance) accident

    tuvo or sufrió un accidente — he had an accident

    2) ( hecho fortuito) coincidence

    por accidenteby chance o coincidence

    3) ( del terreno) unevenness
    * * *
    = accident, mishap, injury, accident, crash, casualty.
    Ex. Entries are created merely according to the accident of the appearance of words in titles.
    Ex. The operations staff makes special backup copies of the catalogs in the network, reconstructs the files in case of a serious mishap, enters new system logon names, assigns authorization levels, and so forth.
    Ex. Also under this Act, maternity leaves must be treated as temporary leave comparable to disability due to injury, surgery, or other incapacity.
    Ex. Mexico is undergoing an intense epidemiological transition characterised by a decline in the incidence of infectious diseases and a rapid increase in the importance of chronic illnesses and accidents.
    Ex. Lower average high school grades were associated with car ownership, high weekly mileage, speeding, driving after drinking, & having traffic tickets & crashes.
    Ex. Unfortunately, there are indications that the use of rubber stamps in libraries may be among the first casualties of the information revolution.
    ----
    * accidente aéreo = air disaster, air crash, plane crash.
    * accidente automovilístico = car accident.
    * accidente de avión = plane crash, air crash.
    * accidente de carretera = road accident.
    * accidente de coche = car accident.
    * accidente de tráfico = car accident, road accident, traffic accident, car crash.
    * accidente en el que el causante se da a la fuga = hit-and-run accident.
    * accidente en la calle = street accident.
    * accidente geográfico = geographical feature.
    * accidente inevitable = unavoidable accident.
    * accidente laboral = work-related accident, occupational injury, occupational accident.
    * accidente mortal = fatal crash, fatal accident.
    * accidente mortal automovilístico = fatal car accident.
    * accidente mortal de carretera = fatal road accident.
    * accidente mortal de coche = fatal car accident.
    * accidente mortal de tráfico = fatal car accident, fatal road accident.
    * accidente seguro = accident waiting to happen.
    * conductor que se da a la fuga tras causar un accidente o atropello = hit-and-run driver.
    * en el lugar del accidente = at the scene, at the scene of the accident.
    * mutua de accidentes = insurance company, mutual insurance company, mutual insurance society.
    * parte de accidente = accident report.
    * por accidente = accidentally.
    * tener un accidente = crash.
    * * *
    1) ( percance) accident

    tuvo or sufrió un accidente — he had an accident

    2) ( hecho fortuito) coincidence

    por accidenteby chance o coincidence

    3) ( del terreno) unevenness
    * * *
    = accident, mishap, injury, accident, crash, casualty.

    Ex: Entries are created merely according to the accident of the appearance of words in titles.

    Ex: The operations staff makes special backup copies of the catalogs in the network, reconstructs the files in case of a serious mishap, enters new system logon names, assigns authorization levels, and so forth.
    Ex: Also under this Act, maternity leaves must be treated as temporary leave comparable to disability due to injury, surgery, or other incapacity.
    Ex: Mexico is undergoing an intense epidemiological transition characterised by a decline in the incidence of infectious diseases and a rapid increase in the importance of chronic illnesses and accidents.
    Ex: Lower average high school grades were associated with car ownership, high weekly mileage, speeding, driving after drinking, & having traffic tickets & crashes.
    Ex: Unfortunately, there are indications that the use of rubber stamps in libraries may be among the first casualties of the information revolution.
    * accidente aéreo = air disaster, air crash, plane crash.
    * accidente automovilístico = car accident.
    * accidente de avión = plane crash, air crash.
    * accidente de carretera = road accident.
    * accidente de coche = car accident.
    * accidente de tráfico = car accident, road accident, traffic accident, car crash.
    * accidente en el que el causante se da a la fuga = hit-and-run accident.
    * accidente en la calle = street accident.
    * accidente geográfico = geographical feature.
    * accidente inevitable = unavoidable accident.
    * accidente laboral = work-related accident, occupational injury, occupational accident.
    * accidente mortal = fatal crash, fatal accident.
    * accidente mortal automovilístico = fatal car accident.
    * accidente mortal de carretera = fatal road accident.
    * accidente mortal de coche = fatal car accident.
    * accidente mortal de tráfico = fatal car accident, fatal road accident.
    * accidente seguro = accident waiting to happen.
    * conductor que se da a la fuga tras causar un accidente o atropello = hit-and-run driver.
    * en el lugar del accidente = at the scene, at the scene of the accident.
    * mutua de accidentes = insurance company, mutual insurance company, mutual insurance society.
    * parte de accidente = accident report.
    * por accidente = accidentally.
    * tener un accidente = crash.

    * * *
    A (percance) accident
    tuvo or sufrió un accidente he had an accident
    Compuestos:
    accidente aéreo or de avión
    plane crash, air accident ( frml)
    ( AmL) car o ( AmE) automobile accident
    traffic o road accident
    car o ( AmE) automobile accident
    industrial accident
    traffic o road accident
    train crash, rail accident
    industrial accident
    B (hecho fortuito) coincidence
    se encontraron por accidente they met by chance o coincidence
    el hecho de que el director sea una mujer es un mero accidente the fact that the director is a woman is purely coincidental
    Compuesto:
    inflected form
    C (del terreno) unevenness
    Compuesto:
    geographical feature
    * * *

    Del verbo accidentar: ( conjugate accidentar)

    accidenté es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    accidente es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) imperativo

    accidente sustantivo masculino
    1 ( percance) accident;
    tener or sufrir un accidente to have an accident;
    accidente aéreo plane crash;accidente de circulación/tráfico traffic o road accident;

    accidente laboral industrial accident
    2 ( hecho fortuito) coincidence;

    3 ( del terreno) unevenness;

    accidente sustantivo masculino
    1 accident
    tener un accidente laboral, to have an industrial accident
    2 (casualidad) chance: nos conocimos por accidente, we met by chance
    3 Geography accidentes geográficos, geographical features
    ' accidente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    achacar
    - aviación
    - cadena
    - choque
    - cojera
    - enloquecer
    - error
    - estructural
    - fatal
    - filmación
    - geográfica
    - geográfico
    - impactante
    - importancia
    - impresionante
    - laboral
    - mortal
    - muerta
    - muerto
    - múltiple
    - presenciar
    - relativa
    - relativo
    - reliquia
    - renacer
    - responsable
    - simular
    - siniestra
    - siniestro
    - sufrir
    - tortazo
    - aparatoso
    - automovilístico
    - contratiempo
    - desaparecido
    - escena
    - herido
    - horrible
    - ignorar
    - impresión
    - mutilar
    - percance
    - prevenir
    - producir
    - punto
    - referente
    - responsabilizar
    - saber
    - salir
    - salvar
    English:
    accident
    - accidentally
    - avert
    - bad
    - blank out
    - by
    - cause
    - claim
    - come about
    - come through
    - come to
    - crash
    - critically
    - devastating
    - disfigure
    - divert
    - drop
    - escape
    - event
    - front-page
    - gruesome
    - have
    - himself
    - industrial
    - intoxicated
    - involve
    - little
    - meet
    - meet with
    - miraculously
    - nasty
    - only
    - outright
    - overlook
    - prevent
    - rail accident
    - report
    - road accident
    - shocking
    - slide
    - smash
    - traffic accident
    - transpire
    - blip
    - havoc
    - kill
    - work
    * * *
    1. [suceso] accident;
    tener o [m5] sufrir un accidente to have an accident
    accidente aéreo plane crash;
    accidente de avión plane crash;
    accidente de carretera road o traffic accident;
    accidente de circulación road o traffic accident;
    accidente de coche car crash;
    accidente ferroviario railway o US railroad accident;
    accidente laboral industrial accident;
    accidente mortal fatal accident;
    accidente nuclear nuclear accident;
    accidente de trabajo industrial accident;
    accidente de tráfico road o traffic accident
    2.
    por accidente [por casualidad] by accident, accidentally;
    es músico por accidente he became a musician by accident
    3. [irregularidad]
    los accidentes del terreno the unevenness of the terrain
    accidente geográfico geographical feature
    4. Gram accidence
    5. Mús accidental
    * * *
    m
    1 accident;
    sufrir un accidente have an accident, be involved in an accident
    2 ( casualidad) chance
    3 GEOG feature
    * * *
    1) : accident
    2) : unevenness
    3)
    accidente geográfico : geographical feature
    * * *
    accidente n accident

    Spanish-English dictionary > accidente

  • 16 aceite

    m.
    oil.
    aceite de cacahuete/colza peanut/rapeseed oil
    aceite esencial essential oil
    aceite de girasol sunflower oil
    aceite de linaza/maíz/oliva/sésamo linseed/corn/olive/sesame oil
    aceite vegetal vegetable oil
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: aceitar.
    * * *
    1 oil
    \
    aceite de girasol sunflower oil
    aceite de maíz corn oil
    aceite de oliva olive oil
    aceite de ricino castor oil
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Culin, Med, Téc) oil
    2) ** (=droga) hash *; Méx LSD
    * * *
    * * *
    = oil.
    Ex. Plaster was mixed with water and poured over the type, and allowed to set; when it had hardened it was lifted off the page (the oil preventing it from sticking to the type), and baked hard in an oven.
    ----
    * aceite aromático = aromatic oil.
    * aceite de almendra = almond oil.
    * aceite de cacahuete = peanut oil.
    * aceite de colza = rape oil, rapeseed oil.
    * aceite de esencias = essential oil.
    * aceite de eucalipto = eucalyptus oil.
    * aceite de hígado de bacalao = cod-liver oil.
    * aceite de linaza = linseed oil.
    * aceite de oliva = olive oil.
    * aceite de oliva virgen = virgin olive oil.
    * aceite de oliva virgen extra = extra virgin olive oil.
    * aceite de palma = palm oil.
    * aceite de pescado = fish oil.
    * aceite de ricino = castor oil.
    * aceite de sándalo = sandalwood oil.
    * aceite de sésamo = sesame oil, sesame seed oil.
    * aceite de teca = teak oil.
    * aceite mineral = mineral oil.
    * aceite para frotar = rubbing oil.
    * aceite vegetal = vegetable oil.
    * bidón de aceite = oil drum.
    * como una balsa de aceite = like a millpond, calm like a millpond.
    * filtro del aceite = oil filter.
    * freír en aceite abundante = deep-fry.
    * frito en abundante aceite = deep-fried.
    * * *
    * * *
    = oil.

    Ex: Plaster was mixed with water and poured over the type, and allowed to set; when it had hardened it was lifted off the page (the oil preventing it from sticking to the type), and baked hard in an oven.

    * aceite aromático = aromatic oil.
    * aceite de almendra = almond oil.
    * aceite de cacahuete = peanut oil.
    * aceite de colza = rape oil, rapeseed oil.
    * aceite de esencias = essential oil.
    * aceite de eucalipto = eucalyptus oil.
    * aceite de hígado de bacalao = cod-liver oil.
    * aceite de linaza = linseed oil.
    * aceite de oliva = olive oil.
    * aceite de oliva virgen = virgin olive oil.
    * aceite de oliva virgen extra = extra virgin olive oil.
    * aceite de palma = palm oil.
    * aceite de pescado = fish oil.
    * aceite de ricino = castor oil.
    * aceite de sándalo = sandalwood oil.
    * aceite de sésamo = sesame oil, sesame seed oil.
    * aceite de teca = teak oil.
    * aceite mineral = mineral oil.
    * aceite para frotar = rubbing oil.
    * aceite vegetal = vegetable oil.
    * bidón de aceite = oil drum.
    * como una balsa de aceite = like a millpond, calm like a millpond.
    * filtro del aceite = oil filter.
    * freír en aceite abundante = deep-fry.
    * frito en abundante aceite = deep-fried.

    * * *
    1 ( Coc) oil
    2 ( Mec, Tec) oil
    el motor está perdiendo or ( Col) pasando aceite the engine is leaking o losing oil
    aceite lubricante lubricating oil
    aceite de bebé or para niños baby oil
    Compuestos:
    whale oil, train oil
    rapeseed oil
    cod-liver oil
    aceite de linaza or ( AmL) lino
    linseed oil
    olive oil
    (extra) virgin olive oil
    mineral oil ( AmE), liquid paraffin ( BrE)
    castor oil
    aceite de soja or ( AmL) soya
    soy oil, soya oil ( BrE)
    multigrade oil
    suntan oil
    vegetable oil
    * * *

     

    Del verbo aceitar: ( conjugate aceitar)

    aceité es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    aceite es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

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

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    aceitar    
    aceite
    aceite sustantivo masculino
    oil;

    aceite de oliva/girasol olive/sunflower oil;
    aceite de ricino castor oil
    aceite sustantivo masculino oil
    aceite de colza, rape-seed oil
    aceite de girasol, sunflower oil
    aceite de maíz, corn oil
    aceite de oliva, olive oil

    ' aceite' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acabarse
    - aceitera
    - balsa
    - calentar
    - freír
    - freírse
    - garaje
    - multigrado
    - nube
    - oliva
    - penetrar
    - perder
    - refinar
    - refinada
    - refinado
    - saltar
    - vinagrera
    - virgen
    - bien
    - botar
    - chisporrotear
    - colza
    - desnaturalizado
    - engrasar
    - granel
    - indicador
    - manchar
    - película
    - salpicar
    - trasvasar
    - varilla
    - vegetal
    English:
    can
    - castor
    - deep-fry
    - drum
    - leak
    - litre
    - oil
    - oil drum
    - oil gauge
    - oil-based
    - oily
    - palm oil
    - pan
    - paraffin
    - patch
    - salad oil
    - smear
    - spit
    - splutter
    - vegetable oil
    - deep
    - dipstick
    - French
    - linseed
    - olive
    - stir
    - sun
    * * *
    aceite nm
    [para cocinar, lubricar] oil;
    este coche pierde aceite this car is leaking oil
    aceite de ballena whale oil;
    aceite de cacahuete peanut oil;
    aceite de coco coconut oil;
    aceite de colza rapeseed oil;
    aceite esencial essential oil;
    aceite de girasol sunflower oil;
    aceite de linaza linseed oil;
    Am aceite de lino linseed oil;
    aceite lubricante lubricating oil;
    aceite de maíz corn oil;
    aceite de oliva olive oil;
    aceite de oliva virgen virgin olive oil;
    aceite de oliva virgen extra extra virgin olive oil;
    aceite de palma palm oil;
    aceite de parafina paraffin oil;
    aceite de ricino castor oil;
    aceite de sésamo sesame oil;
    aceite de soja soybean oil;
    aceite para el sol suntan oil;
    aceite vegetal vegetable oil
    * * *
    m oil;
    echar aceite al fuego add fuel to the fire
    * * *
    aceite nm
    1) : oil
    2)
    aceite de ricino : castor oil
    3)
    aceite de oliva : olive oil
    * * *
    aceite n oil

    Spanish-English dictionary > aceite

  • 17 actor

    m.
    1 actor.
    2 plaintiff, actor, participant, participator.
    * * *
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 DERECHO plaintiff
    \
    la parte actora the prosecution
    ————————
    1 actor
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ
    (Jur)
    2. SM
    1) (Teat, Cine) actor

    actor cinematográfico, actor de cine — film actor ( esp Brit), movie actor (EEUU)

    2) (Jur) (=demandante) plaintiff
    * * *
    masculino actor
    * * *
    = actor [actress, -fem.], performing artist, thespian, player.
    Ex. Institutionalization occurs whenever there is a reciprocal typification of habitualized actions by types of actors.
    Ex. Performing artist and radio show host Ian Whitcomb expresses his misgivings over donating his popular music collection to libraries.
    Ex. The article ' Thespians, troubadours, hams and bad actors' discusses methods by which school and public libraries can come to terms with the behaviour of young adults.
    Ex. It is little wonder that all players in the serials information chain -- publishers, subscriptions agents and librarians alike -- are taking a long hard look at what they are doing and attempting to forecast what the future might hold for them.
    ----
    * actor cinematográfico = film actor.
    * actor cómico = comedian, actor-comedian.
    * actor de reparto = character actor, supporting actor.
    * actor de teatro = stage actor.
    * actor extravagante = ham.
    * actor principal = lead character, leading man.
    * actor principal, el = main character, the, main actor, the.
    * actor secundario = secondary role.
    * actor sustituto = understudy.
    * teoría de actor-red = actor network theory.
    * * *
    masculino actor
    * * *
    = actor [actress, -fem.], performing artist, thespian, player.

    Ex: Institutionalization occurs whenever there is a reciprocal typification of habitualized actions by types of actors.

    Ex: Performing artist and radio show host Ian Whitcomb expresses his misgivings over donating his popular music collection to libraries.
    Ex: The article ' Thespians, troubadours, hams and bad actors' discusses methods by which school and public libraries can come to terms with the behaviour of young adults.
    Ex: It is little wonder that all players in the serials information chain -- publishers, subscriptions agents and librarians alike -- are taking a long hard look at what they are doing and attempting to forecast what the future might hold for them.
    * actor cinematográfico = film actor.
    * actor cómico = comedian, actor-comedian.
    * actor de reparto = character actor, supporting actor.
    * actor de teatro = stage actor.
    * actor extravagante = ham.
    * actor principal = lead character, leading man.
    * actor principal, el = main character, the, main actor, the.
    * actor secundario = secondary role.
    * actor sustituto = understudy.
    * teoría de actor-red = actor network theory.

    * * *
    actor primero1 (↑ primero (1))
    Compuestos:
    supporting actor
    tragedian
    masculine, feminine
    plaintiff
    * * *

    actor sustantivo masculino
    actor
    actor sustantivo masculino actor
    ' actor' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    comedianta
    - comediante
    - empeñada
    - empeñado
    - encasillar
    - increíble
    - intérprete
    - mimo
    - pacotilla
    - pésima
    - pésimo
    - premio
    - primera
    - primero
    - protagonista
    - señor
    -
    - universal
    - vida
    - actuar
    - artista
    - cartel
    - categoría
    - chiflar
    - cine
    - cómico
    - completo
    - conocido
    - distinguido
    - doblar
    - doble
    - frustrado
    - galán
    - hacer
    - improvisar
    - introducir
    - jalador
    - línea
    - popular
    - premiar
    - secundario
    - suplente
    - sustituto
    - tabla
    - teatro
    English:
    actor
    - Afro
    - best
    - bomb
    - come on
    - conceited
    - donate
    - fling
    - ham
    - hoot
    - leading lady
    - leading man
    - performance
    - performer
    - play
    - player
    - quintessential
    - stage
    - train
    - upstage
    - act
    - artist
    - comic
    - consummate
    - fan
    - fee
    - movie
    - notable
    - perform
    - pinup
    - prompt
    - sign
    - straight
    - supporting
    - type
    - up
    * * *
    actor1 nm
    actor
    actor de cine movie o Br film actor;
    actor cómico comic actor;
    actor de doblaje = actor who dubs voices in a foreign-language film;
    actor dramático stage o theatre actor;
    actor principal lead actor;
    actor de reparto supporting actor;
    actor secundario supporting actor;
    actor de teatro stage actor
    actor2, -ora nm,f
    Der plaintiff
    * * *
    m actor
    * * *
    actor nm
    artista: actor
    * * *
    actor n actor

    Spanish-English dictionary > actor

  • 18 acumular

    v.
    to accumulate.
    le gusta acumular recuerdos de sus viajes she likes collecting souvenirs of her trips
    María acumula sus cosas viejas Mary accumulates her old stuff.
    María acumula tiquetes Mary accumulates=collects tickets.
    * * *
    1 to accumulate (datos) to gather; (dinero) to amass
    1 to accumulate, pile up, build up
    2 (gente) to gather
    * * *
    verb
    to accumulate, amass, gather
    * * *
    1.
    VT [+ posesiones] to accumulate; [+ datos] to amass, gather
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <riquezas/poder> to accumulate; < experiencia> to gain
    2.
    acumularse v pron trabajo to pile up, mount up; intereses to accumulate; deudas to mount up
    * * *
    = accumulate, cumulate, heap, amass, pile, build up, mount, hoard, stockpile, stash, rack up, pile up, store up, cache, tot up, tote up.
    Ex. Bureaux can be useful for proving trials, and the deferment of commitments until a suitable size of data base has been accumulated in the computer system.
    Ex. Publish changes as they are accepted, in a periodical publication, cumulating these in a new edition of all or parts of the schedules, as suitable.
    Ex. It is true that assignments were being heaped upon him with immense rapidity, but he would be able to sort them out and contrive solutions.
    Ex. Many libraries amass a considerable amount of community literature, some of which is kept on permanent display.
    Ex. The first thing I did was pile them one on another and then sit on them while I looked at my other presents.
    Ex. A small committee of librarians, whenever they could spare time from their existing jobs and in their own time, began to build up a card file of information on available resources in the city.
    Ex. Finally, the scores of amendments, which had been issued to change rules or clarify their meaning, had mounted to the point where catalogers copies of the AACR were seriously out-of-date, if they were not bulging with tip-ins.
    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. This type of dairies are generally interested in stockpiling annual ryegrass as a source of high-quality winter forage.
    Ex. When I went to the little boys/girls room to relieve myself I was suprised to see the amount of loo rolls stashed in the corner.
    Ex. How many honorary doctorates has the Judge racked up since then?.
    Ex. As the bills piled up and the little money she had dried up, friends and neighbors began to worry that she didn't have a prayer.
    Ex. Large volumes of water can be stored up for irrigation by erecting an earthen or masonry dam across the lower part of the vally of a river or stream.
    Ex. Previous studies in which squirrels were provisioned with an abundant supply of food found a reduction in the rate of caching.
    Ex. Babies cry for an average of five hours a day for the first three months and tot up 51 days in their first year, according to survey.
    Ex. When you tote up the carbon emissions caused by clearing land to grow corn, fertilizing it and transporting it, corn ethanol leaves twice the carbon footprint as gasoline.
    ----
    * acumular atrasos = build up + backlogs.
    * acumular demasiado estock = overstock.
    * acumular experiencia = garner + experience.
    * acumular polvo = gather + dust, collect + dust.
    * acumular problemas = build up + problems.
    * acumular reservas = stockpile.
    * acumularse = accrue.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <riquezas/poder> to accumulate; < experiencia> to gain
    2.
    acumularse v pron trabajo to pile up, mount up; intereses to accumulate; deudas to mount up
    * * *
    = accumulate, cumulate, heap, amass, pile, build up, mount, hoard, stockpile, stash, rack up, pile up, store up, cache, tot up, tote up.

    Ex: Bureaux can be useful for proving trials, and the deferment of commitments until a suitable size of data base has been accumulated in the computer system.

    Ex: Publish changes as they are accepted, in a periodical publication, cumulating these in a new edition of all or parts of the schedules, as suitable.
    Ex: It is true that assignments were being heaped upon him with immense rapidity, but he would be able to sort them out and contrive solutions.
    Ex: Many libraries amass a considerable amount of community literature, some of which is kept on permanent display.
    Ex: The first thing I did was pile them one on another and then sit on them while I looked at my other presents.
    Ex: A small committee of librarians, whenever they could spare time from their existing jobs and in their own time, began to build up a card file of information on available resources in the city.
    Ex: Finally, the scores of amendments, which had been issued to change rules or clarify their meaning, had mounted to the point where catalogers copies of the AACR were seriously out-of-date, if they were not bulging with tip-ins.
    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: This type of dairies are generally interested in stockpiling annual ryegrass as a source of high-quality winter forage.
    Ex: When I went to the little boys/girls room to relieve myself I was suprised to see the amount of loo rolls stashed in the corner.
    Ex: How many honorary doctorates has the Judge racked up since then?.
    Ex: As the bills piled up and the little money she had dried up, friends and neighbors began to worry that she didn't have a prayer.
    Ex: Large volumes of water can be stored up for irrigation by erecting an earthen or masonry dam across the lower part of the vally of a river or stream.
    Ex: Previous studies in which squirrels were provisioned with an abundant supply of food found a reduction in the rate of caching.
    Ex: Babies cry for an average of five hours a day for the first three months and tot up 51 days in their first year, according to survey.
    Ex: When you tote up the carbon emissions caused by clearing land to grow corn, fertilizing it and transporting it, corn ethanol leaves twice the carbon footprint as gasoline.
    * acumular atrasos = build up + backlogs.
    * acumular demasiado estock = overstock.
    * acumular experiencia = garner + experience.
    * acumular polvo = gather + dust, collect + dust.
    * acumular problemas = build up + problems.
    * acumular reservas = stockpile.
    * acumularse = accrue.

    * * *
    acumular [A1 ]
    vt
    ‹riquezas/poder› to accumulate, amass; ‹experiencia› to gain
    to accumulate
    se acumula mucho polvo aquí a lot of dust accumulates o gathers here
    los intereses se van acumulando the interest is accumulating o ( frml) accruing, the interest is piling up ( colloq)
    el trabajo se iba acumulando work was piling o mounting up
    * * *

     

    acumular ( conjugate acumular) verbo transitivoriquezas/poder to accumulate;
    experiencia to gain
    acumularse verbo pronominal [ trabajo] to pile up, mount up;
    [ intereses] to accumulate;
    [ deudas] to mount up;
    [ polvo] to accumulate
    acumular verbo transitivo to accumulate
    ' acumular' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    perecedera
    - perecedero
    English:
    accumulate
    - amass
    - build up
    - collect
    - gather
    - hoard
    - pile up
    - run up
    - stockpile
    - store
    - store up
    - accrue
    - build
    * * *
    vt
    to accumulate;
    le gusta acumular recuerdos de sus viajes she likes collecting souvenirs of her trips;
    el tren fue acumulando retrasos en las diferentes paradas the train got further and further delayed at every stop
    * * *
    v/t accumulate
    * * *
    : to accumulate, to amass
    * * *
    acumular vb to accumulate

    Spanish-English dictionary > acumular

  • 19 adelanto

    m.
    1 advance.
    2 money in advance, earnest money.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: adelantar.
    * * *
    1 (avance) advance
    2 (tiempo) advance
    3 (pago) advance; (técnicamente) advance payment
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) advance, progress
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=progreso)
    a) (=acción) advancement; (=resultado) step forward
    b) pl adelantos (=descubrimientos) advances
    2) [en tiempo]

    de adelanto, con una hora de adelanto — an hour early

    3) [de información]
    4) [de dinero] (=anticipo) advance; (=depósito) deposit
    5) (Ajedrez) (=movimiento) forward move
    * * *
    1) ( avance) step forward
    2) ( del sueldo) advance; ( depósito) deposit

    llegó con un poco de adelanto — he/she/it arrived slightly early

    * * *
    = breakthrough [break-through], advance.
    Ex. With the exception of a few prescient observers, most predictions of the 20th century overlooked such breakthroughs as the computer.
    Ex. As soon as the advance was paid however the manager did a bunk with the money, around £100000, and was never seen nor heard of again.
    * * *
    1) ( avance) step forward
    2) ( del sueldo) advance; ( depósito) deposit

    llegó con un poco de adelanto — he/she/it arrived slightly early

    * * *
    = breakthrough [break-through], advance.

    Ex: With the exception of a few prescient observers, most predictions of the 20th century overlooked such breakthroughs as the computer.

    Ex: As soon as the advance was paid however the manager did a bunk with the money, around £100000, and was never seen nor heard of again.

    * * *
    A (avance) advance
    los adelantos de la ciencia the advances of science
    con los adelantos de hoy en día no existen las distancias advances in modern day communications mean that distances no longer mean anything
    los ordenadores suponen un gran adelanto computers represent a great step forward
    el sistema de los cajeros automáticos fue un gran adelanto the automatic cash dispenser system was a huge breakthrough o step forward
    B (del sueldo) advance; (depósito) deposit
    pidió un adelanto she asked for an advance
    hay que abonar un adelanto del 10% you have to pay a 10% deposit
    C
    (en el tiempo): lleva un adelanto de tres minutos con respecto a los otros corredores he has a three minute lead over the rest of the field, he is three minutes ahead of the rest of the field
    el tren llegó con un poco de adelanto the train arrived slightly o a little early
    * * *

     

    Del verbo adelantar: ( conjugate adelantar)

    adelanto es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    adelantó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    adelantar    
    adelanto
    adelantar ( conjugate adelantar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a)fecha/viaje to bring forward

    b)pieza/fichato move … forward

    2 ( sobrepasar) to overtake, pass
    3
    a) relojto put … forward

    b) balónto pass … forward


    4 ( conseguir) to gain;

    verbo intransitivo
    1


    2 (Auto) to pass, overtake (BrE)
    adelantarse verbo pronominal
    1



    2

    [verano/frío] to arrive early

    3 ( anticiparse):

    adelantose a los acontecimientos to jump the gun;
    yo iba a pagar, pero él se me adelantó I was going to pay, but he beat me to it
    adelanto sustantivo masculino
    1 ( avance) step forward;

    2 ( del sueldo) advance;
    ( depósito) deposit
    3 ( en el tiempo):
    llegó con un poco de adelanto he/she/it arrived slightly early

    adelantar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 to move o bring forward
    (un reloj) to put forward
    figurado to advance: no adelantas nada ocultándoselo, you won't get anything by concealing it from him
    2 (sobrepasar a un coche, a alguien) to overtake
    3 (una fecha, una convocatoria) to bring forward
    fig (hacer predicciones) adelantar acontecimientos, to get ahead of oneself
    no adelantemos acontecimientos, let's not cross the bridge before we come to it
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 to advance
    2 (progresar) to make progress: hemos adelantado mucho en una hora, we've made a lot of progress in one hour
    3 (reloj) to be fast
    adelanto sustantivo masculino
    1 advance
    (mejora, progreso) progress
    2 (de tiempo) este reloj lleva cinco minutos de adelanto, this watch is five minutes fast
    3 (de sueldo) advance payment
    ' adelanto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adelantarse
    - anticipo
    - adelantar
    - avance
    - competencia
    - progreso
    English:
    advance
    - early
    * * *
    1. [de dinero] advance;
    pidió un adelanto del sueldo she asked for an advance on her wages
    2. [técnico] advance;
    este descubrimiento supone un gran adelanto this discovery is a great advance;
    utilizan los últimos adelantos tecnológicos they use the latest technological advances o developments
    3. [de noticia] advance notice;
    un adelanto del programa de festejos a preview of the programme of celebrations
    4. [de reunión, viaje] bringing forward;
    el gobierno anunció el adelanto de las elecciones the government announced that it was bringing forward the date of the elections
    5. [anticipación]
    el tren llegó con (diez minutos de) adelanto the train arrived (ten minutes) early;
    el proyecto lleva dos días de adelanto the project is two days ahead of schedule
    * * *
    m tb
    COM advance;
    adelantos advances
    * * *
    1) : advance, progress
    2) : advance payment
    3) : earliness
    llevamos una hora de adelanto: we're running an hour ahead of time
    * * *
    adelanto n advance

    Spanish-English dictionary > adelanto

  • 20 adiestrar

    v.
    to train.
    adiestrar a alguien en algo/para hacer algo to train somebody in something/to do something
    El entrenador disciplina al perro The trainer disciplines the dog.
    * * *
    1 to train, instruct
    * * *
    1.
    VT [+ animal] to train; (Mil) (=entrenar) to drill; (=guiar) to guide, lead
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <animal/persona> to train
    * * *
    = train, groom, school.
    Ex. The larger abstracting organisations train their own abstractors.
    Ex. Iran is trying to form an unholy alliance with al-Qaeda by grooming a new generation of leaders to take over from Osama bin Laden.
    Ex. Apprenticeship is more realistic than expecting everyone to be schooled by a parent at home.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <animal/persona> to train
    * * *
    = train, groom, school.

    Ex: The larger abstracting organisations train their own abstractors.

    Ex: Iran is trying to form an unholy alliance with al-Qaeda by grooming a new generation of leaders to take over from Osama bin Laden.
    Ex: Apprenticeship is more realistic than expecting everyone to be schooled by a parent at home.

    * * *
    adiestrar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹animal› to train
    2 ‹persona› to train adiestrar a algn EN algo to train sb IN sth
    * * *

    adiestrar ( conjugate adiestrar) verbo transitivo
    to train
    adiestrar verbo transitivo to train
    ' adiestrar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    amaestrar
    - instruir
    English:
    school
    - train
    * * *
    to train;
    adiestrar a alguien en algo/para hacer algo to train sb in sth/to do sth
    * * *
    v/t train
    * * *
    : to train
    * * *
    adiestrar vb to train

    Spanish-English dictionary > adiestrar

См. также в других словарях:

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