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we are in the heart of the Amazonian jungle

  • 1 pleno

    adj.
    complete, full.
    m.
    full meeting, plenum.
    * * *
    1 (gen) full, complete
    1 (reunión) plenary meeting
    \
    pleno empleo full employment
    ————————
    1 (reunión) plenary meeting
    * * *
    (f. - plena)
    adj.
    full, complete
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ full

    en pleno día, a plena luz del día — in broad daylight

    2. SM
    1) (=reunión) plenary, plenary session
    2) [en las quinielas] maximum number of points
    3)

    en pleno: el gobierno en pleno asistió al funeral — the entire Cabinet attended the funeral

    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo
    1)
    a) (completo, total) full

    en pleno verano/invierno — in the middle of summer/winter

    2) (liter) ( lleno)
    II
    1) ( reunión) plenary o full meeting/session
    2) (Jueg) ( en bolos) strike; (en lotería, bingo) full house; ( en las quinielas) correct forecast o prediction
    * * *
    Ex. The acquisition of reliable information is vitally important enabling people to enjoy fulfilling lives and be fully participating citizens.
    ----
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * cantar a pleno pulmón = belt out.
    * conocimiento pleno = awareness.
    * con pleno derecho = with full rights.
    * de plena actualidad = hot [hotter -comp., hottest -sup.].
    * de pleno derecho = in + Posesivo + own right, rightful.
    * en plena forma = in peak condition, in tip-top form, in tip-top condition.
    * en plena marcha = in full swing, in full gear.
    * en pleno apogeo = in full cry.
    * en pleno auge = in full cry, at its height.
    * en pleno desarrollo = in full swing, in full gear.
    * en pleno día = in broad daylight.
    * en pleno uso de + Posesivo + facultades físicas y mentales = of (a) sound mind, of (a) sound and disposing mind and memory, mentally fit, physically and mentally fit.
    * en pleno uso de + Posesivo + razón = mentally fit.
    * funcionar a plena capacidad = be fully into + Posesivo + stride.
    * pleno invierno = midwinter [mid-winter].
    * pleno verano = midsummer.
    * sentirse en plena forma = feel + tip-top.
    * tener plena conciencia de = be fully aware of.
    * una plena convicción de = a strong sense of.
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo
    1)
    a) (completo, total) full

    en pleno verano/invierno — in the middle of summer/winter

    2) (liter) ( lleno)
    II
    1) ( reunión) plenary o full meeting/session
    2) (Jueg) ( en bolos) strike; (en lotería, bingo) full house; ( en las quinielas) correct forecast o prediction
    * * *

    Ex: The acquisition of reliable information is vitally important enabling people to enjoy fulfilling lives and be fully participating citizens.

    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * cantar a pleno pulmón = belt out.
    * conocimiento pleno = awareness.
    * con pleno derecho = with full rights.
    * de plena actualidad = hot [hotter -comp., hottest -sup.].
    * de pleno derecho = in + Posesivo + own right, rightful.
    * en plena forma = in peak condition, in tip-top form, in tip-top condition.
    * en plena marcha = in full swing, in full gear.
    * en pleno apogeo = in full cry.
    * en pleno auge = in full cry, at its height.
    * en pleno desarrollo = in full swing, in full gear.
    * en pleno día = in broad daylight.
    * en pleno uso de + Posesivo + facultades físicas y mentales = of (a) sound mind, of (a) sound and disposing mind and memory, mentally fit, physically and mentally fit.
    * en pleno uso de + Posesivo + razón = mentally fit.
    * funcionar a plena capacidad = be fully into + Posesivo + stride.
    * pleno invierno = midwinter [mid-winter].
    * pleno verano = midsummer.
    * sentirse en plena forma = feel + tip-top.
    * tener plena conciencia de = be fully aware of.
    * una plena convicción de = a strong sense of.

    * * *
    pleno1 -na
    A
    1 (completo, total) full
    en pleno uso de sus facultades in full possession of his faculties
    tenía plena conciencia del peligro he was fully aware of the danger
    plenos poderes full powers
    relaciones diplomáticas plenas full diplomatic relations
    2
    (uso enfático): en pleno verano in the middle of summer, at the height of summer
    va sin medias en pleno invierno she walks around with bare legs in the middle of winter
    le dio una bofetada en plena cara he hit her right across the face o full in the face
    vive en pleno centro de la ciudad she lives right in the city center
    el robo fue cometido a plena luz del día the robbery was committed in broad daylight
    pasaron la mañana jugando a pleno sol they spent the whole morning playing out in the sun
    Compuesto:
    full employment
    B ( liter) (lleno) pleno DE algo full OF sth
    un país pleno de contrastes a country full of o ( liter) rich in contrasts
    A (reunión) plenary o full meeting, plenary o full session
    asistió la corporación en pleno the whole corporation attended
    B ( Jueg)
    1 (en bolos) strike
    2 (en lotería, bingo) full house
    3 (en las quinielas) correct forecast o prediction
    * * *

     

    pleno 1
    ◊ -na adjetivo

    a) (completo, total) full;




    le dio una bofetada en plena cara he slapped her right across the face;
    a plena luz del día in broad daylight;
    a pleno sol in the full sun
    pleno 2 sustantivo masculino
    1 ( reunión) plenary o full meeting/session
    2 (Jueg) ( en bolos) strike;
    (en lotería, bingo) full house;
    ( en las quinielas) correct forecast o prediction
    pleno,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (completo, entero) full
    miembro de pleno derecho, full member
    2 (para intensificar) la rama le golpeó en plena cara, the branch hit him full in the face
    nos fuimos en plena noche, we left in the middle of the night
    a pleno sol, in the full sun, en pleno invierno, in the depths of winter
    II sustantivo masculino
    1 (reunión) plenary o full session
    2 (en quinielas) maximum correct prediction
    ♦ Locuciones: en pleno: la familia en pleno, the entire family
    ' pleno' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    apogeo
    - auge
    - plena
    - goce
    - rendimiento
    - uso
    English:
    daylight
    - fall away
    - full
    - height
    - midsummer
    - midwinter
    - slap
    - employment
    - grown
    - high
    - middle
    - overhead
    - sound
    - swing
    * * *
    pleno, -a
    adj
    full, complete;
    en pleno día in broad daylight;
    en pleno invierno in the middle of winter;
    en plena guerra in the middle of the war;
    la bomba cayó en pleno centro de la ciudad the bomb landed right in the centre of the city;
    le dio en plena cara she hit him right in the face;
    en plena forma on top form;
    en plena naturaleza in the middle of the country(side);
    en pleno uso de sus facultades in full command of his faculties;
    pleno empleo full employment;
    plenos poderes plenary powers
    nm
    1. [reunión] plenary meeting;
    la reunión en pleno the meeting as a whole, everyone at the meeting
    2. Esp [en las quinielas] = 14 correct forecasts on soccer pools
    pleno al quince = 15 correct forecasts on soccer pools entitling player to jackpot prize
    * * *
    I adj full;
    en pleno día in broad daylight;
    a pleno sol in the sun;
    toda la familia estaba allí en pleno the family turned out in force, the entire family was there;
    en pleno invierno in the depths o middle of winter
    II m plenary session;
    salón de plenos meeting room;
    acertar un pleno, hacer pleno en quiniela win the sports lottery o Br pools
    * * *
    pleno, -na adj completo (often used as an intensifier): full, complete
    en pleno uso de sus facultades: in full command of his faculties
    en plena noche: in the middle of the night
    en pleno corazón de la ciudad: right in the heart of the city
    * * *
    pleno adj

    Spanish-English dictionary > pleno

  • 2 selva

    f.
    1 jungle (jungla).
    selva tropical tropical rainforest
    selva virgen virgin forest
    2 forest, wilderness, the wilds, selva.
    * * *
    1 (bosque) forest
    2 (jungla) jungle
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=jungla) jungle

    selva tropical — rainforest, tropical rainforest

    2) (=bosque) forest
    * * *
    * * *
    = jungle.
    Ex. In preparing for the management 'jungle,' one should keep in mind that anyone who is supervising another -- whether another professional, a paraprofessional, a clerical worker, or a student assistant -- is involved in the management process.
    ----
    * selva amazónica, la = Amazon rainforest, the.
    * selva forestal = rainforest [rain forest].
    * selva tropical = tropical rain forest, tropical forest.
    * * *
    * * *

    Ex: In preparing for the management 'jungle,' one should keep in mind that anyone who is supervising another -- whether another professional, a paraprofessional, a clerical worker, or a student assistant -- is involved in the management process.

    * selva amazónica, la = Amazon rainforest, the.
    * selva forestal = rainforest [rain forest].
    * selva tropical = tropical rain forest, tropical forest.

    * * *
    el rey de la selva the king of the jungle
    selva virgen virgin forest
    la selva amazónica the Amazonian jungle o rainforest
    su escritorio es una selva de papeles his desk is a sea o jumble of papers
    Compuestos:
    Black Forest
    tropical rainforest, selva
    * * *

     

    selva sustantivo femenino ( bosque) forest;
    ( de vegetación tropical) jungle;

    selva tropical tropical rainforest, selva
    selva sustantivo femenino jungle
    selva tropical, rainforest
    ♦ Locuciones: la ley de la selva, the law of the jungle

    ' selva' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ley
    - selvática
    - selvático
    - virgen
    English:
    call
    - depth
    - forest
    - jungle
    - lone
    - rainforest
    - wilderness
    - into
    - rain
    * * *
    selva nf
    [jungla] jungle; [bosque] forest;
    una selva de libros mountains of books
    la Selva Lacandona the Lacandon Rainforest;
    la Selva Negra the Black Forest;
    selva tropical tropical rainforest;
    selva virgen virgin forest
    * * *
    f
    1 ( bosque) forest
    2 ( jungla) jungle
    * * *
    selva nf
    1) bosque: woods pl, forest
    selva húmeda: rain forest
    2) jungla: jungle
    * * *
    selva n jungle

    Spanish-English dictionary > selva

  • 3 selvático

    adj.
    woodland, forest, sylvan, wild.
    * * *
    1 forest, jungle
    2 figurado uncouth
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=de la selva) forest antes de s
    2) (=de la jungla) jungle antes de s
    3) (=rústico) rustic
    4) (Bot) wild
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo ( del bosque) forest (before n)
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo ( del bosque) forest (before n)
    * * *
    la región selvática del Amazonas the Amazonian jungle o rainforest
    * * *

    selvático,-a
    1 adj (relativo a la selva) silvan, sylvan
    2 fig (salvaje) rustic, wild
    ' selvático' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    selvática
    * * *
    selvático, -a adj
    woodland;
    zona selvática woodland area
    * * *
    adj forest atr
    * * *
    selvático, -ca adj
    1) : forest, jungle
    sendero selvático: jungle path
    2) : wild

    Spanish-English dictionary > selvático

  • 4 más

    conj.
    but.
    * * *
    1 but
    * * *
    conj.
    * * *
    CONJ but
    * * *
    conjunción (liter) but
    * * *
    = extra, more, plus, topmost [top most].
    Ex. Each step of subdivision involves an extra character (see below).
    Ex. The command function 'MORE' is used to request the system to display more information, for instance to continue the alphabetical display of terms.
    Ex. All of these (except PREVIOUS and NEXT), plus some additional commands are also available from the Command Menu.
    Ex. A list of the topmost cited papers of the Proceedings is presented.
    ----
    * acercarse aun más = bring + closer together, come closer together, draw + closer together.
    * acercarse más aun = bring + closer together, come closer together, draw + closer together.
    * ahora más que nunca = now more than ever.
    * alcanzar cotas más altas = raise to + greater heights.
    * algo más = anything else.
    * algunos años más tarde = some years on.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * análisis más minucioso = closer examination.
    * aprender de la forma más difícil = learn + the hard way.
    * aún más = Verbo + further, even further, all the more, further, furthermore, beyond that, a fortiori.
    * bastante más = rather more.
    * cada vez más = ever-growing, ever-increasing, increasingly, more and more, progressively, ever more, mushrooming, ever greater, in increasing numbers, increasing.
    * cada vez más abultado = swelling.
    * cada vez más alto = constantly rising, steadily rising, steadily growing.
    * cada vez más amplio = ever-widening.
    * cada vez más estricto = tightening.
    * cada vez más extendido = spreading.
    * cada vez más fácil = ever easier.
    * cada vez más lejos = further and further.
    * cada vez más rápido = ever faster.
    * cada vez más tenue = fading.
    * cada vez más viejo = aging [ageing].
    * citado más arriba = above.
    * con el más sumo cuidado = with utmost care.
    * con más antigüedad = longest-serving.
    * con más detalle = in most detail, in more detail.
    * con más frecuencia = most frequently.
    * con más razón aún = a fortiori.
    * con más vigor aun = with a vengeance.
    * con más virulencia aun = with a vengeance.
    * con más vitalidad = revitalised [revitalized, -USA].
    * con un filo más pronunciado = sharper-edged.
    * correr más deprisa que = outrun [out-run].
    * costumbre cada vez más frecuente = growing practice.
    * cuanto más = all the more so, all the more, a fortiori.
    * cuanto más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * cuantos más, mejor = the more the merrier, the more the better.
    * cuya fecha se anunciará más adelante = at a time to be announced later.
    * cuya fecha se determinará más adelante = at a time to be determined later.
    * dar a Algo más importancia de la que tiene = oversell.
    * dar más de sí = go further.
    * dar más explicaciones = elaborate on.
    * darse una situación más esperanzadora = sound + a note of hope.
    * decir la verdad, toda la verdad y nada más que la verdad = to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
    * de crecimiento más rápido = fastest-growing.
    * de esto, de lo otro y de lo de más allá = about this and that and everything else.
    * de forma que resulta más fácil de entender = in digestible form.
    * de la forma más difícil = the hard way.
    * de la forma más fácil = the easy way .
    * de lo más = very.
    * de lo más + Adjetivo = most + Adjetivo.
    * demandar cada vez más enérgicamente = build + pressure, build + pressure.
    * de más = extra, one too many.
    * de más arriba = topmost [top most].
    * desarrollar aun más = develop + further.
    * desde un punto de vista más amplio = in a broader sense.
    * desde un punto de vista más general = in a broader sense.
    * de una manera más sencilla = in digestible form.
    * dicho más arriba, lo = foregoing, the.
    * distanciar aun más = widen + the gap between... and.
    * dominio de las personas con más edad = senior power.
    * durante las horas de más calor = during the heat of the day.
    * durar más que = outlive.
    * el más = all-time.
    * el más adecuado = ideally suited.
    * el más + Adjetivo = the most + Adjetivo.
    * el más allá = hereafter.
    * el más bajo = rock-bottom.
    * el más favorito del mes = pick of the month.
    * el más leído = the most widely read.
    * el más recomendado = best of breed, the.
    * el + Nombre + más completo = the + Nombre + to end all + Nombre.
    * el no va más = the be all and end all, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * el punto más bajo = rock-bottom.
    * el todo es más grande que la suma de sus partes = the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
    * en el momento más débil de Alguien = at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * enfrascado en lo más difícil = in at the deep end.
    * enfrascar a Alguien de lleno en lo más difícil = throw in + at the deep end, throw in + at the deep end.
    * enfrascarse en lo más difícil = swim in + the deep end, jump in at + the deep end.
    * en lo más mínimo = not in the least + Nombre Negativo.
    * en más de una ocasión = on more than one occasion, in more than one instance, in more than one occasion.
    * en más de un sentido = in more ways than one.
    * en su forma más básica = at its most basic.
    * en su nivel más bajo = at its lowest ebb.
    * en su punto más álgido = at its height.
    * en su punto más bajo = at its lowest ebb.
    * en tiempos más recientes = in more recent times.
    * en un futuro más o menos cercano = in the near future, in the near future.
    * en un período más o menos lejano = in the near future, in the near future.
    * en un sentido más amplio = in a broader sense, in a larger sense.
    * en un sentido más general = in a broader sense.
    * es más = more important, moreover.
    * examen más minucioso = closer examination.
    * examinar más detenidamente = look + closer, take + a closer look at, take + a close look.
    * examinar más minuciosamente = examine + in greater detail.
    * explicar un Tema con más detalle = expand upon/on + Tema.
    * forma de la curva estadística en su valor más alto = peak-shape.
    * ganar cada vez más importancia = go from + strength to strength.
    * gastar más de la cuenta = overspend.
    * gastarse más dinero = dig + deep.
    * haber todavía más = there + be + more to it than that.
    * hacer las leyes más estrictas = tighten + laws.
    * hacerle la vida más simple a todos = simplify + life for everyone.
    * hacerlo más llevadero = make + life easier.
    * hacer más consciente de Algo = heighten + awareness.
    * hacer más copias de Algo = produce + additional copies.
    * hacer más estricto = tighten.
    * hacer más fuerte = toughen.
    * hacer más preciso = tightening up.
    * hacer más rico = add + richness to.
    * hacer más riguroso = tighten, tightening up.
    * hacer más sofisticado = dumb up.
    * hacer que tenga más valor = put + a premium on.
    * hacerse cada vez más importante = increase in + importance.
    * hacerse más complejo = grow in + complexity, gain in + complexity.
    * hacerse más corto = grow + shorter.
    * hacerse más fuerte = gain in + strength, grow in + strength.
    * hacerse más inteligente = smarten up.
    * herir en lo más profundo = cut to + the heart of, cut to + the quick.
    * horario de apertura más amplio = extended hours.
    * incluso yendo más lejos = even farther afield.
    * invertir más dinero = dig + deep.
    * ir aun más lejos = go + a/one step further.
    * ir más allá = go + one stage further.
    * ir más allá de = go beyond, transcend, get beyond, go far beyond, move + beyond, take + Nombre + a/one step further/farther, go + past.
    * ir más allá de las posibilidades de Alguien = be beyond + Posesivo + capabilities.
    * ir más lejos = go + one stage further.
    * ir poco más allá de + Infinitivo = go little further than + Gerundio.
    * ir todavía más lejos = go + a/one step further.
    * la parte más dura de = brunt of, the.
    * la parte más importante = the heart of.
    * ley del más fuerte, la = law of the jungle, the, survival of the fittest, survival of the strongest.
    * libro más vendido = bestseller [best seller/best-seller].
    * lista de más populares = chart.
    * lista de más vendidos = chart.
    * llegar más lejos = stretch + further.
    * llevar aún más lejos = carry + one step further.
    * llevar + Nombre + aún más lejos = take + Nombre + a/one step further/farther.
    * lo más cercano a = the nearest thing to.
    * lo más destacado = highlights.
    * lo más detestado = pet hate.
    * lo más importante = most of all.
    * lo más interesante = highlights.
    * lo más mínimo = so much as.
    * lo más novedoso = the last word.
    * lo más odiado = pet hate.
    * lo más parecido a = the nearest thing to.
    * lo más probable es que = most probably.
    * lo más recio de = brunt of, the.
    * lo más recóndito = nooks and crannies.
    * lo que es más = what is more, what's more.
    * lo que es más importante = most importantly, most of all, more importantly, most important.
    * los más necesitados = those most in need.
    * más acomodados, los = better off, the.
    * más adelante = later, further along, later on, in due time, at a later date.
    * más afilado que una navaja = as sharp as a knife.
    * más afilado que un cuchillo = as sharp as a knife.
    * más alegre que unas castañuelas = as happy as Larry.
    * más alejado = further afield, furthest away.
    * más allá = further than, farther, yonder, beyond that.
    * más allá de = beyond, beyond all, past, beyond the range of.
    * más allá de cualquier duda = beyond any doubt, beyond any doubt.
    * más allá de eso = beyond that.
    * más allá de la obligación = beyond the call of duty.
    * más allá del deber = beyond the call of duty.
    * más allá de ninguna duda = beyond doubt, beyond doubt, beyond any doubt.
    * más allá de toda duda = beyond doubt, beyond any doubt, without a shadow of a doubt, beyond a shadow of a doubt.
    * más allá de toda razón = beyond reason.
    * más allá, el = afterlife [after-life], land of the dead, the.
    * más antiguo = longest-serving.
    * más antiguo, el = seniormost, the.
    * más anunciado = best-publicised [best-publicized, -USA].
    * más apreciado = long-cherished.
    * más aun = nay, beyond that, furthermore.
    * más bien = if you like, instead.
    * más bien bajo = shortish.
    * más bien corto = shortish.
    * más bien pequeño = smallish.
    * más bien todo lo contrario = quite the opposite, quite the contrary, quite the reverse.
    * más borracho que una cuba = as drunk as a lord, as drunk as a newt, as drunk as a skunk.
    * más bueno que un pan = as good as gold.
    * más cerca de = more nearly.
    * más claro el agua = as clear as a bell.
    * más claro que el agua = as clear as a bell.
    * más complejo de lo que parece = more than meets the eye.
    * más complicado de lo que parece = more than meets the eye.
    * más común = mainstream.
    * más concretamente = more to the point.
    * más conocido = best known, best-publicised [best-publicized, -USA], mainstream.
    * más conocido como = better known as.
    * más contento que unas castañuela = as happy as Larry.
    * más contento que unas pascuas = as happy as Larry.
    * Posesivo + más cordial enhorabuena = Posesivo + heartiest congratulations.
    * más corto que las mangas de una chaleco = as daft as a brush.
    * más corto que las mangas de un chaleco = as thick as two (short) planks, as shy as shy can be, as thick as a brick, knucklehead.
    * más débil de la camada, el = runt of the litter, the.
    * más débil del grupo, el = runt of the litter, the.
    * más de + Cantidad = in excess of + Cantidad, over + Cantidad, more than + Cantidad, upwards of + Cantidad.
    * más del 10 por ciento = double digit, double figure.
    * más de la cuenta = one too many.
    * más de la mayoría de los + Nombre = more than most + Nombre.
    * más de lo mismo = more of the same.
    * más demandado = most demanded.
    * más dentro = further into.
    * más destacado = foremost.
    * más de una vez = more than once.
    * más de un ISBN = more than one ISBN.
    * más de un millón = million-plus.
    * más de unos cuantos + Nombre = not a few + Nombre.
    * más difundido = best-publicised [best-publicized, -USA].
    * más duradero = longer-lasting.
    * más duro que la suela de un zapato = as tough as leather, as tough as nails, as tough as nuts, as tough as old boots, as tough as shoe leather.
    * más duro que una piedra = as tough as nuts, as tough as nails, as tough as leather, as tough as old boots, as tough as shoe leather.
    * más exactamente = more nearly.
    * más fácil de entender para nosotros = closer to home.
    * más frío que el mármol = as cold as ice.
    * más frío que la nieve = as cold as ice.
    * más frío que un témpano (de hielo) = as cold as ice.
    * más fuerte que un roble = as strong as an ox.
    * más fuerte que un toro = as strong as an ox.
    * más granado de la sociedad, lo = cream of society, the.
    * más grande = greater.
    * más hambre que el perro de un ciego = as hungry as a wolf, as hungry as a bear, as hungry as a hunter.
    * más hambre que un maestro de escuela = as hungry as a wolf, as hungry as a bear, as hungry as a hunter.
    * más importante = foremost.
    * más importante aun = more significantly.
    * más información = further information, further details.
    * más íntimo = innermost.
    * más largo que un día sin pan = as long as (my/your) arm.
    * más lejos = further afield, further away, furthest away.
    * más meridional = southernmost.
    * más necesitado = most in need.
    * más occidental = westernmost.
    * más o menos = more or less, of a sort, or so, of sorts, after a fashion, round about, roughly speaking, give or take, ballpark.
    * más o menos + Adverbio = relatively + Adverbio.
    * más o menos cuadrado = squarish.
    * más perdedor = losingest.
    * más perenne = longer-lasting.
    * más permanente = longer-lasting.
    * más prestigioso = top-rated, top-ranked.
    * más profundo = innermost.
    * más que = more... than..., rather than.
    * más que antes = more than ever, more... than ever before, more than ever before.
    * más que la suma de sus partes = Comparativo + than the sum of its parts.
    * más quemado que la pipa (de) un indio = completely burned-out, totally burned-out.
    * más que muerto = dead and buried.
    * más que nada = more than anything else.
    * más que ninguna otra cosa = beyond all else.
    * más que nunca = more than ever before, more than ever.
    * más que nunca antes = more... than ever before, more than ever before, more than ever.
    * más que todo lo demás = beyond all else.
    * más que todos nosotros juntos = more than all of us put together.
    * más recientemente = in more recent times, more recently.
    * más recóndito = innermost.
    * más secreto = innermost.
    * más septentrional = northernmost.
    * Posesivo + más sinceras felicitaciones = Posesivo + heartiest congratulations.
    * más sincero + Nombre = deeply felt + Nombre.
    * más sordo que una tapia = as deaf as a post.
    * más suave que el terciopelo = as soft as velvet.
    * más suave que la seda = as soft as silk.
    * más tarde = later on.
    * más tarde o más temprano = sooner or later, at one time or another.
    * más todavía = all the more so.
    * más usado = most heavily used.
    * más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer = better the devil you know (than the devil you don't).
    * más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando = a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
    * más vale prevenir que curar = a stitch in time saves nine, better (to be) safe than sorry.
    * más vale que + Subjuntivo = might + as well + Verbo.
    * más vale tarde que nunca = better late than never.
    * más valorado = highly valued.
    * más vendido = best selling [bestselling/best-selling], top-selling.
    * más veterano, el = seniormost, the.
    * más viejo que Matusalén = as old as Methuselah, as old as the hills, as old as the hills.
    * más votado = top-rated, top-ranked.
    * materia más general = broader subject.
    * menos blandeces y más mano dura = less of the carrot, more of the stick.
    * meter a Alguien de lleno en lo más difícil = throw in + at the deep end, throw in + at the deep end.
    * meterse de lleno en lo más difícil = swim in + the deep end, jump in at + the deep end.
    * metido en lo más difícil = in at the deep end.
    * mientras más, mejor = the more the merrier, the more the better.
    * mirada más de cerca = closer look.
    * miseria más absoluta = abject poverty.
    * muchas otras cosas más = much else besides.
    * muchísimo más = a whole lot more, an awful lot more.
    * muchísimo más + Adjetivo = infinitely + Adjetivo.
    * mucho más = order of magnitude, much more, much more so, a lot more, lots more.
    * mucho más + Adjetivo = all the more + Adjetivo.
    * mucho más + Adverbio = far more + Adverbio/Adjetivo.
    * mucho más cerca = far closer.
    * mucho más de = well over + Expresión Numérica.
    * mucho más rápido = far faster.
    * muchos más = a great many more.
    * nada + estar + más apartado de la realidad = nothing + can + be further from the truth, nothing + can + be further from the truth.
    * nada + estar + más lejos de la realidad = nothing + can + be further from the truth.
    * nada + estar + más lejos de la verdad = nothing + can + be further from the truth.
    * nada más = anything else, nothing else.
    * nada más y nada menos = as much as + Expresión Numérica.
    * nada más y nada menos que = in the order of + Cantidad, nothing less than.
    * nada más y nada menos que de = to the tune of + Cantidad.
    * nada más y nada menos que desde + Expresión Temporal = from as far back as + Expresión Temporal.
    * nada más y nada menos que + Número = as many as + Número.
    * nada puede estar más alejado de la realidad = nothing can be further from the truth.
    * nadie más = nobody else.
    * ni más ni menos = nothing more, nothing less, no more, no less.
    * no aguantar más = have had enough.
    * no dar más de sí = stretch + Nombre + to the limit, overstretch.
    * no hacer más que = do + no more than.
    * no importar lo más mínimo = could not care less.
    * no más que = in any more than.
    * Nombre + más o menos = Nombre + of sorts.
    * no poder hacer más que = do + little more than.
    * no saber qué más hacer = be at + Posesivo + wit's end.
    * no ser lo más adecuado para = ill suited to/for.
    * no ser más que = be nothing more than, be nothing but.
    * no tener la más mínima idea sobre Algo = Negativo + have + the foggiest idea.
    * no tener más alternativa que = have + no other option but.
    * no tener más remedio que = be stuck with, be left with the need to, get + stuck with.
    * no tener ni la más mínima posibilidad = not to have a prayer.
    * no tener ni la más remota posibilidad = not to have a prayer.
    * no voy a aguantarlo más = not going to take it any more.
    * Número + de más = Número + too many.
    * Número + veces más = Número + times as many.
    * Número + veces más de = Número + times the number of.
    * nunca más = never again.
    * observar con más detalle = closer look.
    * optar por la solución más fácil = take + the easy way out.
    * otro + Nombre + más = further + Nombre, yet another + Nombre.
    * pagando un poco más = at additional cost.
    * pagar más de lo que se debería = overpay.
    * para complicar aun más las cosas = to add to the confusion.
    * para confundir aun más las cosas = to add to the confusion.
    * para hacer más fácil = for ease of.
    * para más información = for further details.
    * para más inri = to cap it all (off), on top of everything else, but to make things worse, but to make matters worse.
    * para que quede más claro = for main effects.
    * para ser más explícito = to elaborate a little further.
    * pasar a cosas más agradables = on a happier note.
    * poco más = little else.
    * poner más fuerte = crank up.
    * ¡por lo más quieras! = Not on your life!.
    * por más que lo intento = for the life of me.
    * Posesivo + más cordial enhorabuena = Posesivo + heartiest congratulations.
    * Posesivo + más sinceras felicitaciones = Posesivo + heartiest congratulations.
    * precio de coste más margen de beneficios = cost-plus pricing.
    * presupuesto cada vez más pequeño = shrinking budget.
    * pruebas cada vez más concluyentes = mounting evidence.
    * quedar mucho más por hacer = much more needs to be done.
    * qué más = what else.
    * que no da más de sí = overstretched.
    * ¿quién más...? = who else...?.
    * rechazar sin más = dismiss + out of hand.
    * redondear al número entero más cercano = round up to + the nearest whole number.
    * requerir más destreza = be more of an art.
    * sacar más partido = get + more for + Posesivo + money.
    * sentir más ganas de hacer Algo = grow in + appetite.
    * sentirse más seguro de = gain + confidence (with/in).
    * separar aun más = widen + the gap between... and.
    * ser aun más = be all the more.
    * ser cada vez más importante = increase in + importance.
    * ser el punto más débil de Alguien = be at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * ser el punto más flaco de Alguien = be at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * ser lo más parecido a = be as close as we come to.
    * ser lo que a Uno más le gusta = be + Posesivo + big scene.
    * ser más interno = inner being.
    * ser más un + Nombre = be more of a + Nombre.
    * ser mucho más = be all the more.
    * ser nada más y nada menos que = be nothing less than.
    * siempre querer más = enough + be + not/never + enough.
    * signo más (+) = addition sign (+), plus sign (+).
    * sin la más mínima duda = without the shadow of a doubt, beyond a shadow of a doubt.
    * sin más = out of hand, unceremoniously, unceremonious.
    * sin más dilación = without (any) further ado, without (any) more ado, without warning.
    * sin más ni más = unceremoniously, unceremonious, for the love of it, without much ado.
    * sin más preámbulos = without (any) further ado, without (any) more ado.
    * sino más bien = rather.
    * sino (que) más bien = but rather.
    * supervivencia del más fuerte = survival of the fittest, survival of the strongest.
    * tarifa especial más barata = discount charge.
    * tener más paciencia que un santo = have + the patience of a saint.
    * término más específico = narrower term.
    * todavía más + Adjetivo = all the more + Adjetivo.
    * tratar con más detalle = discuss + in greater detail.
    * una imagen vale más que mil palabras = a picture is worth more than ten thousand words.
    * una pieza más en la organización = a cog in the wheel.
    * una vez más = again, yet again.
    * uno de los + Nombre + más + Adjetivo = not the least + Adjetivo + Nombre, not the least of the + Adjetivo + Nombre.
    * uno de los + Nombre + más importante = not the least + Nombre, not the least of + Nombre.
    * uno de mas = one too many.
    * uno más = one of equals.
    * uno más de tantos en la organización = a cog in the machine.
    * unos días más tarde = a few days later.
    * véase + Nombre + para más información = refer to + Nombre + for details.
    * vender a un precio más barato que = undercut.
    * vender más barato = undercut.
    * venderse más que = outsell.
    * venta a un precio más barato = undercutting.
    * y Dios sabe qué más = and Heaven knows what else.
    * y más adelante = and beyond.
    * y más allá = and beyond.
    * y mucho más = and much more.
    * y mucho(s) más = and more.
    * y poco más = and little more.
    * ¡y qué más da! = so what!.
    * y unos cuantos más = and a few others.
    * * *
    conjunción (liter) but
    * * *
    = extra, more, plus, topmost [top most].

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    Ex: All of these (except PREVIOUS and NEXT), plus some additional commands are also available from the Command Menu.
    Ex: A list of the topmost cited papers of the Proceedings is presented.
    * acercarse aun más = bring + closer together, come closer together, draw + closer together.
    * acercarse más aun = bring + closer together, come closer together, draw + closer together.
    * ahora más que nunca = now more than ever.
    * alcanzar cotas más altas = raise to + greater heights.
    * algo más = anything else.
    * algunos años más tarde = some years on.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * análisis más minucioso = closer examination.
    * aprender de la forma más difícil = learn + the hard way.
    * aún más = Verbo + further, even further, all the more, further, furthermore, beyond that, a fortiori.
    * bastante más = rather more.
    * cada vez más = ever-growing, ever-increasing, increasingly, more and more, progressively, ever more, mushrooming, ever greater, in increasing numbers, increasing.
    * cada vez más abultado = swelling.
    * cada vez más alto = constantly rising, steadily rising, steadily growing.
    * cada vez más amplio = ever-widening.
    * cada vez más estricto = tightening.
    * cada vez más extendido = spreading.
    * cada vez más fácil = ever easier.
    * cada vez más lejos = further and further.
    * cada vez más rápido = ever faster.
    * cada vez más tenue = fading.
    * cada vez más viejo = aging [ageing].
    * citado más arriba = above.
    * con el más sumo cuidado = with utmost care.
    * con más antigüedad = longest-serving.
    * con más detalle = in most detail, in more detail.
    * con más frecuencia = most frequently.
    * con más razón aún = a fortiori.
    * con más vigor aun = with a vengeance.
    * con más virulencia aun = with a vengeance.
    * con más vitalidad = revitalised [revitalized, -USA].
    * con un filo más pronunciado = sharper-edged.
    * correr más deprisa que = outrun [out-run].
    * costumbre cada vez más frecuente = growing practice.
    * cuanto más = all the more so, all the more, a fortiori.
    * cuanto más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * cuantos más, mejor = the more the merrier, the more the better.
    * cuya fecha se anunciará más adelante = at a time to be announced later.
    * cuya fecha se determinará más adelante = at a time to be determined later.
    * dar a Algo más importancia de la que tiene = oversell.
    * dar más de sí = go further.
    * dar más explicaciones = elaborate on.
    * darse una situación más esperanzadora = sound + a note of hope.
    * decir la verdad, toda la verdad y nada más que la verdad = to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
    * de crecimiento más rápido = fastest-growing.
    * de esto, de lo otro y de lo de más allá = about this and that and everything else.
    * de forma que resulta más fácil de entender = in digestible form.
    * de la forma más difícil = the hard way.
    * de la forma más fácil = the easy way.
    * de lo más = very.
    * de lo más + Adjetivo = most + Adjetivo.
    * demandar cada vez más enérgicamente = build + pressure, build + pressure.
    * de más = extra, one too many.
    * de más arriba = topmost [top most].
    * desarrollar aun más = develop + further.
    * desde un punto de vista más amplio = in a broader sense.
    * desde un punto de vista más general = in a broader sense.
    * de una manera más sencilla = in digestible form.
    * dicho más arriba, lo = foregoing, the.
    * distanciar aun más = widen + the gap between... and.
    * dominio de las personas con más edad = senior power.
    * durante las horas de más calor = during the heat of the day.
    * durar más que = outlive.
    * el más = all-time.
    * el más adecuado = ideally suited.
    * el más + Adjetivo = the most + Adjetivo.
    * el más allá = hereafter.
    * el más bajo = rock-bottom.
    * el más favorito del mes = pick of the month.
    * el más leído = the most widely read.
    * el más recomendado = best of breed, the.
    * el + Nombre + más completo = the + Nombre + to end all + Nombre.
    * el no va más = the be all and end all, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * el punto más bajo = rock-bottom.
    * el todo es más grande que la suma de sus partes = the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
    * en el momento más débil de Alguien = at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * enfrascado en lo más difícil = in at the deep end.
    * enfrascar a Alguien de lleno en lo más difícil = throw in + at the deep end, throw in + at the deep end.
    * enfrascarse en lo más difícil = swim in + the deep end, jump in at + the deep end.
    * en lo más mínimo = not in the least + Nombre Negativo.
    * en más de una ocasión = on more than one occasion, in more than one instance, in more than one occasion.
    * en más de un sentido = in more ways than one.
    * en su forma más básica = at its most basic.
    * en su nivel más bajo = at its lowest ebb.
    * en su punto más álgido = at its height.
    * en su punto más bajo = at its lowest ebb.
    * en tiempos más recientes = in more recent times.
    * en un futuro más o menos cercano = in the near future, in the near future.
    * en un período más o menos lejano = in the near future, in the near future.
    * en un sentido más amplio = in a broader sense, in a larger sense.
    * en un sentido más general = in a broader sense.
    * es más = more important, moreover.
    * examen más minucioso = closer examination.
    * examinar más detenidamente = look + closer, take + a closer look at, take + a close look.
    * examinar más minuciosamente = examine + in greater detail.
    * explicar un Tema con más detalle = expand upon/on + Tema.
    * forma de la curva estadística en su valor más alto = peak-shape.
    * ganar cada vez más importancia = go from + strength to strength.
    * gastar más de la cuenta = overspend.
    * gastarse más dinero = dig + deep.
    * haber todavía más = there + be + more to it than that.
    * hacer las leyes más estrictas = tighten + laws.
    * hacerle la vida más simple a todos = simplify + life for everyone.
    * hacerlo más llevadero = make + life easier.
    * hacer más consciente de Algo = heighten + awareness.
    * hacer más copias de Algo = produce + additional copies.
    * hacer más estricto = tighten.
    * hacer más fuerte = toughen.
    * hacer más preciso = tightening up.
    * hacer más rico = add + richness to.
    * hacer más riguroso = tighten, tightening up.
    * hacer más sofisticado = dumb up.
    * hacer que tenga más valor = put + a premium on.
    * hacerse cada vez más importante = increase in + importance.
    * hacerse más complejo = grow in + complexity, gain in + complexity.
    * hacerse más corto = grow + shorter.
    * hacerse más fuerte = gain in + strength, grow in + strength.
    * hacerse más inteligente = smarten up.
    * herir en lo más profundo = cut to + the heart of, cut to + the quick.
    * horario de apertura más amplio = extended hours.
    * incluso yendo más lejos = even farther afield.
    * invertir más dinero = dig + deep.
    * ir aun más lejos = go + a/one step further.
    * ir más allá = go + one stage further.
    * ir más allá de = go beyond, transcend, get beyond, go far beyond, move + beyond, take + Nombre + a/one step further/farther, go + past.
    * ir más allá de las posibilidades de Alguien = be beyond + Posesivo + capabilities.
    * ir más lejos = go + one stage further.
    * ir poco más allá de + Infinitivo = go little further than + Gerundio.
    * ir todavía más lejos = go + a/one step further.
    * la parte más dura de = brunt of, the.
    * la parte más importante = the heart of.
    * ley del más fuerte, la = law of the jungle, the, survival of the fittest, survival of the strongest.
    * libro más vendido = bestseller [best seller/best-seller].
    * lista de más populares = chart.
    * lista de más vendidos = chart.
    * llegar más lejos = stretch + further.
    * llevar aún más lejos = carry + one step further.
    * llevar + Nombre + aún más lejos = take + Nombre + a/one step further/farther.
    * lo más cercano a = the nearest thing to.
    * lo más destacado = highlights.
    * lo más detestado = pet hate.
    * lo más importante = most of all.
    * lo más interesante = highlights.
    * lo más mínimo = so much as.
    * lo más novedoso = the last word.
    * lo más odiado = pet hate.
    * lo más parecido a = the nearest thing to.
    * lo más probable es que = most probably.
    * lo más recio de = brunt of, the.
    * lo más recóndito = nooks and crannies.
    * lo que es más = what is more, what's more.
    * lo que es más importante = most importantly, most of all, more importantly, most important.
    * los más necesitados = those most in need.
    * más acomodados, los = better off, the.
    * más adelante = later, further along, later on, in due time, at a later date.
    * más afilado que una navaja = as sharp as a knife.
    * más afilado que un cuchillo = as sharp as a knife.
    * más alegre que unas castañuelas = as happy as Larry.
    * más alejado = further afield, furthest away.
    * más allá = further than, farther, yonder, beyond that.
    * más allá de = beyond, beyond all, past, beyond the range of.
    * más allá de cualquier duda = beyond any doubt, beyond any doubt.
    * más allá de eso = beyond that.
    * más allá de la obligación = beyond the call of duty.
    * más allá del deber = beyond the call of duty.
    * más allá de ninguna duda = beyond doubt, beyond doubt, beyond any doubt.
    * más allá de toda duda = beyond doubt, beyond any doubt, without a shadow of a doubt, beyond a shadow of a doubt.
    * más allá de toda razón = beyond reason.
    * más allá, el = afterlife [after-life], land of the dead, the.
    * más antiguo = longest-serving.
    * más antiguo, el = seniormost, the.
    * más anunciado = best-publicised [best-publicized, -USA].
    * más apreciado = long-cherished.
    * más aun = nay, beyond that, furthermore.
    * más bien = if you like, instead.
    * más bien bajo = shortish.
    * más bien corto = shortish.
    * más bien pequeño = smallish.
    * más bien todo lo contrario = quite the opposite, quite the contrary, quite the reverse.
    * más borracho que una cuba = as drunk as a lord, as drunk as a newt, as drunk as a skunk.
    * más bueno que un pan = as good as gold.
    * más cerca de = more nearly.
    * más claro el agua = as clear as a bell.
    * más claro que el agua = as clear as a bell.
    * más complejo de lo que parece = more than meets the eye.
    * más complicado de lo que parece = more than meets the eye.
    * más común = mainstream.
    * más concretamente = more to the point.
    * más conocido = best known, best-publicised [best-publicized, -USA], mainstream.
    * más conocido como = better known as.
    * más contento que unas castañuela = as happy as Larry.
    * más contento que unas pascuas = as happy as Larry.
    * Posesivo + más cordial enhorabuena = Posesivo + heartiest congratulations.
    * más corto que las mangas de una chaleco = as daft as a brush.
    * más corto que las mangas de un chaleco = as thick as two (short) planks, as shy as shy can be, as thick as a brick, knucklehead.
    * más débil de la camada, el = runt of the litter, the.
    * más débil del grupo, el = runt of the litter, the.
    * más de + Cantidad = in excess of + Cantidad, over + Cantidad, more than + Cantidad, upwards of + Cantidad.
    * más del 10 por ciento = double digit, double figure.
    * más de la cuenta = one too many.
    * más de la mayoría de los + Nombre = more than most + Nombre.
    * más de lo mismo = more of the same.
    * más demandado = most demanded.
    * más dentro = further into.
    * más destacado = foremost.
    * más de una vez = more than once.
    * más de un ISBN = more than one ISBN.
    * más de un millón = million-plus.
    * más de unos cuantos + Nombre = not a few + Nombre.
    * más difundido = best-publicised [best-publicized, -USA].
    * más duradero = longer-lasting.
    * más duro que la suela de un zapato = as tough as leather, as tough as nails, as tough as nuts, as tough as old boots, as tough as shoe leather.
    * más duro que una piedra = as tough as nuts, as tough as nails, as tough as leather, as tough as old boots, as tough as shoe leather.
    * más exactamente = more nearly.
    * más fácil de entender para nosotros = closer to home.
    * más frío que el mármol = as cold as ice.
    * más frío que la nieve = as cold as ice.
    * más frío que un témpano (de hielo) = as cold as ice.
    * más fuerte que un roble = as strong as an ox.
    * más fuerte que un toro = as strong as an ox.
    * más granado de la sociedad, lo = cream of society, the.
    * más grande = greater.
    * más hambre que el perro de un ciego = as hungry as a wolf, as hungry as a bear, as hungry as a hunter.
    * más hambre que un maestro de escuela = as hungry as a wolf, as hungry as a bear, as hungry as a hunter.
    * más importante = foremost.
    * más importante aun = more significantly.
    * más información = further information, further details.
    * más íntimo = innermost.
    * más largo que un día sin pan = as long as (my/your) arm.
    * más lejos = further afield, further away, furthest away.
    * más meridional = southernmost.
    * más necesitado = most in need.
    * más occidental = westernmost.
    * más o menos = more or less, of a sort, or so, of sorts, after a fashion, round about, roughly speaking, give or take, ballpark.
    * más o menos + Adverbio = relatively + Adverbio.
    * más o menos cuadrado = squarish.
    * más perdedor = losingest.
    * más perenne = longer-lasting.
    * más permanente = longer-lasting.
    * más prestigioso = top-rated, top-ranked.
    * más profundo = innermost.
    * más que = more... than..., rather than.
    * más que antes = more than ever, more... than ever before, more than ever before.
    * más que la suma de sus partes = Comparativo + than the sum of its parts.
    * más quemado que la pipa (de) un indio = completely burned-out, totally burned-out.
    * más que muerto = dead and buried.
    * más que nada = more than anything else.
    * más que ninguna otra cosa = beyond all else.
    * más que nunca = more than ever before, more than ever.
    * más que nunca antes = more... than ever before, more than ever before, more than ever.
    * más que todo lo demás = beyond all else.
    * más que todos nosotros juntos = more than all of us put together.
    * más recientemente = in more recent times, more recently.
    * más recóndito = innermost.
    * más secreto = innermost.
    * más septentrional = northernmost.
    * Posesivo + más sinceras felicitaciones = Posesivo + heartiest congratulations.
    * más sincero + Nombre = deeply felt + Nombre.
    * más sordo que una tapia = as deaf as a post.
    * más suave que el terciopelo = as soft as velvet.
    * más suave que la seda = as soft as silk.
    * más tarde = later on.
    * más tarde o más temprano = sooner or later, at one time or another.
    * más todavía = all the more so.
    * más usado = most heavily used.
    * más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer = better the devil you know (than the devil you don't).
    * más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando = a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
    * más vale prevenir que curar = a stitch in time saves nine, better (to be) safe than sorry.
    * más vale que + Subjuntivo = might + as well + Verbo.
    * más vale tarde que nunca = better late than never.
    * más valorado = highly valued.
    * más vendido = best selling [bestselling/best-selling], top-selling.
    * más veterano, el = seniormost, the.
    * más viejo que Matusalén = as old as Methuselah, as old as the hills, as old as the hills.
    * más votado = top-rated, top-ranked.
    * materia más general = broader subject.
    * menos blandeces y más mano dura = less of the carrot, more of the stick.
    * meter a Alguien de lleno en lo más difícil = throw in + at the deep end, throw in + at the deep end.
    * meterse de lleno en lo más difícil = swim in + the deep end, jump in at + the deep end.
    * metido en lo más difícil = in at the deep end.
    * mientras más, mejor = the more the merrier, the more the better.
    * mirada más de cerca = closer look.
    * miseria más absoluta = abject poverty.
    * muchas otras cosas más = much else besides.
    * muchísimo más = a whole lot more, an awful lot more.
    * muchísimo más + Adjetivo = infinitely + Adjetivo.
    * mucho más = order of magnitude, much more, much more so, a lot more, lots more.
    * mucho más + Adjetivo = all the more + Adjetivo.
    * mucho más + Adverbio = far more + Adverbio/Adjetivo.
    * mucho más cerca = far closer.
    * mucho más de = well over + Expresión Numérica.
    * mucho más rápido = far faster.
    * muchos más = a great many more.
    * nada + estar + más apartado de la realidad = nothing + can + be further from the truth, nothing + can + be further from the truth.
    * nada + estar + más lejos de la realidad = nothing + can + be further from the truth.
    * nada + estar + más lejos de la verdad = nothing + can + be further from the truth.
    * nada más = anything else, nothing else.
    * nada más y nada menos = as much as + Expresión Numérica.
    * nada más y nada menos que = in the order of + Cantidad, nothing less than.
    * nada más y nada menos que de = to the tune of + Cantidad.
    * nada más y nada menos que desde + Expresión Temporal = from as far back as + Expresión Temporal.
    * nada más y nada menos que + Número = as many as + Número.
    * nada puede estar más alejado de la realidad = nothing can be further from the truth.
    * nadie más = nobody else.
    * ni más ni menos = nothing more, nothing less, no more, no less.
    * no aguantar más = have had enough.
    * no dar más de sí = stretch + Nombre + to the limit, overstretch.
    * no hacer más que = do + no more than.
    * no importar lo más mínimo = could not care less.
    * no más que = in any more than.
    * Nombre + más o menos = Nombre + of sorts.
    * no poder hacer más que = do + little more than.
    * no saber qué más hacer = be at + Posesivo + wit's end.
    * no ser lo más adecuado para = ill suited to/for.
    * no ser más que = be nothing more than, be nothing but.
    * no tener la más mínima idea sobre Algo = Negativo + have + the foggiest idea.
    * no tener más alternativa que = have + no other option but.
    * no tener más remedio que = be stuck with, be left with the need to, get + stuck with.
    * no tener ni la más mínima posibilidad = not to have a prayer.
    * no tener ni la más remota posibilidad = not to have a prayer.
    * no voy a aguantarlo más = not going to take it any more.
    * Número + de más = Número + too many.
    * Número + veces más = Número + times as many.
    * Número + veces más de = Número + times the number of.
    * nunca más = never again.
    * observar con más detalle = closer look.
    * optar por la solución más fácil = take + the easy way out.
    * otro + Nombre + más = further + Nombre, yet another + Nombre.
    * pagando un poco más = at additional cost.
    * pagar más de lo que se debería = overpay.
    * para complicar aun más las cosas = to add to the confusion.
    * para confundir aun más las cosas = to add to the confusion.
    * para hacer más fácil = for ease of.
    * para más información = for further details.
    * para más inri = to cap it all (off), on top of everything else, but to make things worse, but to make matters worse.
    * para que quede más claro = for main effects.
    * para ser más explícito = to elaborate a little further.
    * pasar a cosas más agradables = on a happier note.
    * poco más = little else.
    * poner más fuerte = crank up.
    * ¡por lo más quieras! = Not on your life!.
    * por más que lo intento = for the life of me.
    * Posesivo + más cordial enhorabuena = Posesivo + heartiest congratulations.
    * Posesivo + más sinceras felicitaciones = Posesivo + heartiest congratulations.
    * precio de coste más margen de beneficios = cost-plus pricing.
    * presupuesto cada vez más pequeño = shrinking budget.
    * pruebas cada vez más concluyentes = mounting evidence.
    * quedar mucho más por hacer = much more needs to be done.
    * qué más = what else.
    * que no da más de sí = overstretched.
    * ¿quién más...? = who else...?.
    * rechazar sin más = dismiss + out of hand.
    * redondear al número entero más cercano = round up to + the nearest whole number.
    * requerir más destreza = be more of an art.
    * sacar más partido = get + more for + Posesivo + money.
    * sentir más ganas de hacer Algo = grow in + appetite.
    * sentirse más seguro de = gain + confidence (with/in).
    * separar aun más = widen + the gap between... and.
    * ser aun más = be all the more.
    * ser cada vez más importante = increase in + importance.
    * ser el punto más débil de Alguien = be at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * ser el punto más flaco de Alguien = be at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * ser lo más parecido a = be as close as we come to.
    * ser lo que a Uno más le gusta = be + Posesivo + big scene.
    * ser más interno = inner being.
    * ser más un + Nombre = be more of a + Nombre.
    * ser mucho más = be all the more.
    * ser nada más y nada menos que = be nothing less than.
    * siempre querer más = enough + be + not/never + enough.
    * signo más (+) = addition sign (+), plus sign (+).
    * sin la más mínima duda = without the shadow of a doubt, beyond a shadow of a doubt.
    * sin más = out of hand, unceremoniously, unceremonious.
    * sin más dilación = without (any) further ado, without (any) more ado, without warning.
    * sin más ni más = unceremoniously, unceremonious, for the love of it, without much ado.
    * sin más preámbulos = without (any) further ado, without (any) more ado.
    * sino más bien = rather.
    * sino (que) más bien = but rather.
    * supervivencia del más fuerte = survival of the fittest, survival of the strongest.
    * tarifa especial más barata = discount charge.
    * tener más paciencia que un santo = have + the patience of a saint.
    * término más específico = narrower term.
    * todavía más + Adjetivo = all the more + Adjetivo.
    * tratar con más detalle = discuss + in greater detail.
    * una imagen vale más que mil palabras = a picture is worth more than ten thousand words.
    * una pieza más en la organización = a cog in the wheel.
    * una vez más = again, yet again.
    * uno de los + Nombre + más + Adjetivo = not the least + Adjetivo + Nombre, not the least of the + Adjetivo + Nombre.
    * uno de los + Nombre + más importante = not the least + Nombre, not the least of + Nombre.
    * uno de mas = one too many.
    * uno más = one of equals.
    * uno más de tantos en la organización = a cog in the machine.
    * unos días más tarde = a few days later.
    * véase + Nombre + para más información = refer to + Nombre + for details.
    * vender a un precio más barato que = undercut.
    * vender más barato = undercut.
    * venderse más que = outsell.
    * venta a un precio más barato = undercutting.
    * y Dios sabe qué más = and Heaven knows what else.
    * y más adelante = and beyond.
    * y más allá = and beyond.
    * y mucho más = and much more.
    * y mucho(s) más = and more.
    * y poco más = and little more.
    * ¡y qué más da! = so what!.
    * y unos cuantos más = and a few others.

    * * *
    /mas/
    A (en Col) = Muerte a Secuestradores
    B (en Ven) = Movimiento al Socialismo
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    mas    
    más
    mas conjunción (liter) but
    más adverbio
    1

    ¿tiene algo más barato/moderno? do you have anything cheaper/more modern;

    duran más they last longer;
    me gusta más sin azúcar I prefer it without sugar;
    ahora la vemos más we see more of her now;
    tendrás que estudiar más you'll have to study harder;
    más lejos/atrás further away/back;
    el más allá the other world;
    más que nunca more than ever;
    me gusta más el vino seco que el dulce I prefer dry wine to sweet, I like dry wine better than sweet;
    pesa más de lo que parece it's heavier than it looks;
    es más complicado de lo que tú crees it's more complicated than you think;
    eran más de las cinco it was after five o'clock;
    más de 30 more than 30, over 30

    2 ( superlativo):
    la más bonita/la más inteligente the prettiest/the most intelligent;

    el que más sabe the one who knows most;
    el que más me gusta the one I like best;
    estuvo de lo más divertido it was great fun
    3 ( en frases negativas):

    nadie más que ella nobody but her;
    no tengo más que esto this is all I have;
    no tuve más remedio I had no alternative;
    no juego más I'm not playing any more;
    nunca más never again
    4 ( con valor ponderativo):
    ¡cantó más bien…! she sang so well!;

    ¡qué cosa más rara! how strange!
    ■ adjetivo invariable
    1 ( comparativo) more;

    una vez más once more;
    ni un minuto más not a minute longer;
    hoy hace más calor it's warmer today;
    son más que nosotros there are more of them than us
    2 ( superlativo) most;

    las más de las veces more often than not
    3 ( con valor ponderativo):
    ¡me da más rabia …! it makes me so mad!;

    ¡tiene más amigos …! he has so many friends!
    4
    ¿qué más? what else?;

    nada/nadie más nothing/nobody else;
    algo/alguien más something/somebody else;
    ¿quién más vino? who else came?;
    ¿algo más? — nada más gracias anything else? — no, that's all, thank you
    ■ pronombre
    1 more;
    ¿te sirvo más? would you like some more?

    2 ( en locs)

    a más no poder: corrimos a más no poder we ran as fast o hard as we could;
    a más tardar at the latest;
    cuanto más at the most;
    de más: ¿tienes un lápiz de más? do you have a spare pencil?;
    me dio cinco dólares de más he gave me five dollars too much;
    no está de más repetirlo there's no harm in repeating it;
    es más in fact;
    más bien ( un poco) rather;
    más o menos ( aproximadamente) more or less;

    ( no muy bien) so-so;

    no más See Also→ nomás;
    por más: por más que llores however much you cry;
    por más que trataba however hard he tried;
    ¿qué más da? what does it matter?;
    sin más (ni más) just like that
    ■ preposición
    a) (Mat) ( en sumas) plus;

    8+7 =15 (read as: ocho más siete (es) igual (a) quince) eight plus seven equals fifteen


    mil pesos, más los gastos a thousand pesos, plus expenses

    ■ sustantivo masculino
    plus sign
    mas conj frml but: sé que es difícil, mas no debes darte por vencido, I know it's hard, but you musn't give up
    más
    I adverbio & pron
    1 (aumento) more: necesito comprar más, I need to buy more
    me duele cada día más, it hurts more and more
    parte dos trozos más, cut two more pieces
    tendría que ser más barato, it should be cheaper
    asistieron más de cien personas, more than a hundred people attended
    (con pronombre interrogativo) else: ¿alguien más quiere repetir?, would anybody else like a second helping?
    (con pronombre indefinido) añádele algo más, add something else
    no sé nada más, I don't know anything else
    2 (comparación) more: es más complicado que el primero, it's more complicated than the first one
    eres más guapa que ella, you are prettier than her
    3 (superlativo) most: ella es la más divertida, she's the funniest
    lo más extraño del mundo, the strangest thing in the world
    4 (otra vez) no me llames más, que estoy trabajando, don't call me again, I'm busy
    no volví a verlo más, I never saw him again
    5 (sobre todo) debiste llamar, y más sabiendo que estoy sola, you should have phoned me, especially knowing I'm alone
    6 (otro) no tengo más cuchillo que éste, I have no other knife but this one
    7 exclamación so..., such a..., what a...!
    ¡está más pesado!, he's such a pain!
    ¡qué cosa más fea!, what an ugly thing!
    II prep Mat plus
    dos más dos, two plus o and two ➣ Ver nota en sumar
    ♦ Locuciones: de más, (de sobra): su comentario estuvo de más, his remark was unnecessary
    ¿tienes unas medias de más?, do you have a spare pair of tights?
    más bien, rather
    más o menos, more or less
    por más que, (aunque): por más que lo leo no logro entenderlo, no matter how many times I read it, I can't understand it
    sin más (ni más), just like that
    todo lo más, at most
    Ten cuidado con las frases hechas del tipo más borracho que una cuba o más bueno que el pan. Se traducen empleando as... as...: as drunk as a lord o as good as gold.
    ' más' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abajo
    - abundar
    - acá
    - actualidad
    - adelante
    - adentro
    - aguantar
    - alargarse
    - algo
    - allá
    - alquilar
    - alta
    - alto
    - amarre
    - ámbito
    - amortizar
    - ampliar
    - ancha
    - ancho
    - antes
    - aparecer
    - arriba
    - arrimarse
    - aunque
    - avivar
    - baja
    - bajo
    - bastante
    - bien
    - bilis
    - bravucón
    - bravucona
    - bufido
    - cada
    - cargar
    - cerca
    - cerrarse
    - ciudad
    - colmo
    - comodidad
    - consolidar
    - consolidarse
    - construcción
    - contaminante
    - contestón
    - contestona
    - contraria
    - contrario
    - córcholis
    English:
    A
    - aboard
    - about
    - above
    - acceptable
    - accomplished
    - ado
    - adopt
    - advanced
    - advantage
    - advocate
    - afterwards
    - again
    - agree
    - agreeable
    - airport
    - all
    - along
    - aloud
    - alternative
    - always
    - ample
    - amplify
    - another
    - anticipate
    - antsy
    - anything
    - appropriate
    - arguable
    - art form
    - as
    - ask
    - awe-inspiring
    - barrel
    - basic
    - bat
    - become
    - begin
    - below
    - besides
    - best
    - better
    - beyond
    - big
    - bird
    - bit
    - bite
    - blue
    - bookshelf
    - boot
    * * *
    MAS [mas] nm (abrev de Movimiento al Socialismo)
    = left-wing political party in Argentina and Venezuela
    * * *
    conj but
    * * *
    mas conj
    pero: but
    más adv
    1) : more
    ¿hay algo más grande?: is there anything bigger?
    2) : most
    Luis es el más alto: Luis is the tallest
    3) : longer
    el sabor dura más: the flavor lasts longer
    4) : rather
    más querría andar: I would rather walk
    5)
    a mas : besides, in addition
    6)
    más allá : further
    7)
    qué... más... : what..., what a...
    ¡qué día más bonito!: what a beautiful day!
    más adj
    1) : more
    dáme dos kilos más: give me two more kilos
    2) : most
    la que ganó más dinero: the one who earned the most money
    3) : else
    ¿quién más quiere vino?: who else wants wine?
    más n
    : plus sign
    más prep
    : plus
    tres más dos es igual a cinco: three plus two equals five
    más pron
    1) : more
    ¿tienes más?: do you have more?
    2)
    a lo más : at most
    3)
    de mas : extra, excess
    4)
    más o menos : more or less, approximately
    5)
    por más que : no matter how much
    por más que corras no llegarás a tiempo: no matter how fast you run you won't arrive on time
    * * *
    más1 adv
    ¿quieres más arroz? do you want some more rice?
    ¿quién tiene más caramelos? who's got the most sweets?
    3. (con números, cantidades) more / over
    ¿quieres algo más? do you want anything else?
    ¿quién más estaba? who else was there?
    ¿nadie más? no one else?
    ¡qué casa más bonita! what a pretty house!
    ¡está más guapa! she's ever so pretty!
    de más (de sobra) spare / extra (demasiado) too much / too many
    más2 conj plus

    Spanish-English dictionary > más

  • 5 penetrar

    v.
    1 to pierce, to penetrate (introducirse en) (sujeto: arma, sonido).
    Los policías penetraron The policemen penetrated.
    Ella penetró el misterio She penetrated=understood the mystery.
    El ácido penetra la piel Acid penetrates the skin.
    La bala penetra la pared The bullet pierces the wall.
    2 to get to the bottom of (secreto, misterio).
    3 to penetrate (sexualmente).
    4 to go deep into, to penetrate.
    El misil penetró la tierra The missile went deep into the ground.
    * * *
    1 (introducirse - en un territorio) to penetrate (en, -); (- en una casa, propiedad) to enter
    2 (atravesar) to penetrate, seep through
    3 figurado (entender) to comprehend (en, -); (analizar) to look (en, into)
    1 (atravesar) to penetrate; (ruido) to pierce
    2 (descifrar - misterio) to get to the bottom of; (- secreto) to fathom (out)
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VI
    1) (=entrar)

    penetraron a través de o por una claraboya — they entered through a skylight

    el agua había penetrado a través de o por las paredes — the water had seeped into the walls

    penetrar en: penetramos en un túnel — we went into o entered a tunnel

    el cuchillo penetró en la carnethe knife went into o entered o penetrated the flesh

    2) frm (=descifrar) to penetrate
    2. VT
    1) (=atravesar) to go right through
    2) [sexualmente] to penetrate
    3) frm (=descubrir) [+ misterio] to fathom; [+ secreto] to unlock; [+ sentido] to grasp; [+ intención] to see through, grasp
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    a) ( entrar)

    penetrar por algoagua/humedad to seep through something

    b) ( en el acto sexual) to penetrate
    2.
    a) <defensa/membrana> to penetrate
    b) (liter) <misterio/secreto> to fathom, penetrate (liter)
    c) (Com) < mercado> to penetrate
    d) ( en el acto sexual) to penetrate
    * * *
    = cut through, go into, penetrate, go in, permeate, break through, tread into, seep into, seep through, seep, pervade, see through, insinuate + Reflexivo + (into), insinuate + Posesivo + way through, insinuate into, pierce, intromit.
    Ex. Publishers attempting to cut through this nomenclature morass can check with the library's administration.
    Ex. As something you may or may not know, every item going into the processing stream is assigned a priority, and our judgment will in many cases be different from yours, as our needs will be different from yours.
    Ex. But the leaven of the principles, promulgated by the International Federation, has not yet penetrated into more than half the lump of documentary material.
    Ex. But in the country the processes of printing always provoke such lively curiosity that the customers preferred to go in by a glazed door set in the shop-front and giving onto the street.
    Ex. This concept permeates all bibliothecal activities from start to finish, especially indexing and abstracting.
    Ex. Is there a glass ceiling for librarians? If so, what's the best way to break through it?.
    Ex. This seems to suggest that Schopenhauer may have trodden much further into the mystics' domain than he is willing to admit.
    Ex. Rampant commercialism is seeping into every crevice of American culture.
    Ex. The consequences were beginning to seep through to respondents at the time of the visits made to them and were creating a great deal of concern.
    Ex. The outer edges of the sheet -- the deckle edges -- are rough and uneven where the stuff seeped between the deckle and the mould.
    Ex. I strongly believe that we must cultivate a more positive attitude towards change in the field of library work, and that this attitude must pervade all levels of librarianship.
    Ex. Books can seldom be disbound for the benefit of bibliographers (although it is worth remembering that they sometimes have to be rebound, when they are completely dismembered), but we can now see through printing ink by means of betaradiography.
    Ex. But self-concern can insinuate itself into every corner of the emotional life.
    Ex. As they insinuated their way through the stack area, the secretary responded that all she knew was that the director had just returned from a meeting.
    Ex. While endorsing the thought that language is insinuated into brains, I also identify what I believe is the theory's Achilles heel.
    Ex. She waited like Saint Sebastian for the arrows to begin piercing her.
    Ex. During copulation, hamster females maintain lordosis for hundreds of seconds, while the male mounts and intromits repeatedly.
    ----
    * osar penetrar = venture into.
    * palabras + penetrar = words + sink.
    * penetrar de un modo inclinado = slant into.
    * penetrar una barrera = break through + barrier.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    a) ( entrar)

    penetrar por algoagua/humedad to seep through something

    b) ( en el acto sexual) to penetrate
    2.
    a) <defensa/membrana> to penetrate
    b) (liter) <misterio/secreto> to fathom, penetrate (liter)
    c) (Com) < mercado> to penetrate
    d) ( en el acto sexual) to penetrate
    * * *
    = cut through, go into, penetrate, go in, permeate, break through, tread into, seep into, seep through, seep, pervade, see through, insinuate + Reflexivo + (into), insinuate + Posesivo + way through, insinuate into, pierce, intromit.

    Ex: Publishers attempting to cut through this nomenclature morass can check with the library's administration.

    Ex: As something you may or may not know, every item going into the processing stream is assigned a priority, and our judgment will in many cases be different from yours, as our needs will be different from yours.
    Ex: But the leaven of the principles, promulgated by the International Federation, has not yet penetrated into more than half the lump of documentary material.
    Ex: But in the country the processes of printing always provoke such lively curiosity that the customers preferred to go in by a glazed door set in the shop-front and giving onto the street.
    Ex: This concept permeates all bibliothecal activities from start to finish, especially indexing and abstracting.
    Ex: Is there a glass ceiling for librarians? If so, what's the best way to break through it?.
    Ex: This seems to suggest that Schopenhauer may have trodden much further into the mystics' domain than he is willing to admit.
    Ex: Rampant commercialism is seeping into every crevice of American culture.
    Ex: The consequences were beginning to seep through to respondents at the time of the visits made to them and were creating a great deal of concern.
    Ex: The outer edges of the sheet -- the deckle edges -- are rough and uneven where the stuff seeped between the deckle and the mould.
    Ex: I strongly believe that we must cultivate a more positive attitude towards change in the field of library work, and that this attitude must pervade all levels of librarianship.
    Ex: Books can seldom be disbound for the benefit of bibliographers (although it is worth remembering that they sometimes have to be rebound, when they are completely dismembered), but we can now see through printing ink by means of betaradiography.
    Ex: But self-concern can insinuate itself into every corner of the emotional life.
    Ex: As they insinuated their way through the stack area, the secretary responded that all she knew was that the director had just returned from a meeting.
    Ex: While endorsing the thought that language is insinuated into brains, I also identify what I believe is the theory's Achilles heel.
    Ex: She waited like Saint Sebastian for the arrows to begin piercing her.
    Ex: During copulation, hamster females maintain lordosis for hundreds of seconds, while the male mounts and intromits repeatedly.
    * osar penetrar = venture into.
    * palabras + penetrar = words + sink.
    * penetrar de un modo inclinado = slant into.
    * penetrar una barrera = break through + barrier.

    * * *
    penetrar [A1 ]
    vi
    1
    (en un lugar): la puerta por donde penetró el ladrón the door through which the thief entered
    el agua penetraba por entre las tejas water was seeping in o coming in between the tiles
    una luz tenue penetraba a través de los visillos a pale light filtered in through the lace curtains
    un intenso olor penetraba por todos los rincones de la casa a pungent smell pervaded every corner of the house
    penetrar EN algo:
    la bala penetró en el pulmón izquierdo the bullet pierced his left lung
    tropas enemigas han penetrado en nuestras fronteras enemy troops have pushed over o crossed o penetrated our borders
    hace un frío que penetra en los huesos the cold gets right into your bones
    la humedad había penetrado en las paredes the damp had seeped into the walls
    esta crema penetra rápidamente en la piel this cream is quickly absorbed by the skin
    2 (descubrir, descifrar) penetrar EN algo:
    intenta penetrar en la intimidad del personaje he attempts to delve into the personality of the character
    es difícil penetrar en su mente it is difficult to fathom his thoughts o ( colloq) to get inside his head
    4 (en el acto sexual) to penetrate
    ■ penetrar
    vt
    1 (atravesar) to penetrate
    un ruido que penetra los oídos a piercing o ear-splitting noise
    es difícil penetrar la corteza it is difficult to penetrate o get through the outer layer
    2 ‹misterio/secreto› to fathom
    3 ( Com) ‹mercado› to penetrate
    4 (en el acto sexual) to penetrate
    * * *

     

    penetrar ( conjugate penetrar) verbo intransitivo ( entrar) penetrar por algo [agua/humedad] to seep through sth;
    [ luz] to shine through sth;
    [ ladrón] to enter through sth;
    penetrar EN algo to penetrate sth
    verbo transitivo
    to penetrate;
    la bala le penetró el pulmón the bullet penetrated o entered his lung

    penetrar
    I verbo transitivo to penetrate: el aceite penetró el tejido y no pude sacar la mancha, the oil went straight through the material and I couldn't get it out
    era incapaz de penetrar el sentido de sus palabras, it was impossible to get to the bottom of his meaning
    un intenso olor penetraba el lugar, a strong smell seeped through the place
    II vi (en un recinto) to go o get [en, in]: un frente frío penetrará por el noroeste, a cold front will sweep over from the north-east
    el veneno penetró en la piel, the poison was soaked in through the skin

    ' penetrar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    calar
    - internarse
    English:
    come through
    - penetrate
    - pierce
    - sink in
    - soak in
    - strike through
    - break
    * * *
    vi
    el agua penetraba por la puerta the water was seeping under the door;
    la luz penetraba por entre las rendijas the light came filtering through the cracks;
    penetrar en o Am [m5]a [internarse en] to enter;
    [filtrarse por] to get into, to penetrate; [perforar] to pierce; [llegar a conocer] to get to the bottom of;
    cinco terroristas penetraron en el palacio five terrorists got into the palace;
    no consiguen penetrar en el mercado europeo they have been unable to penetrate the European market
    vt
    1. [introducirse en] [sujeto: arma, sonido] to pierce, to penetrate;
    [sujeto: humedad, líquido] to permeate; [sujeto: emoción, sentimiento] to pierce;
    la bala le penetró el corazón the bullet pierced her heart;
    el frío les penetraba hasta los huesos they were chilled to the bone;
    el grito le penetró los oídos the scream pierced her eardrums;
    han penetrado el mercado latinoamericano they have made inroads into o penetrated the Latin American market
    2. [secreto, misterio] to get to the bottom of
    3. [sexualmente] to penetrate
    * * *
    I v/t penetrate
    II v/i
    1 ( atravesar) penetrate
    2 ( entrar) enter
    3 de un líquido seep in
    * * *
    1) : to penetrate, to sink in
    2)
    penetrar en : to pierce, to go in, to enter into
    el frío penetra por la ventana: the cold comes right in through the window
    1) : to penetrate, to permeate
    2) : to pierce
    el dolor penetró su corazón: sorrow pierced her heart
    3) : to fathom, to understand
    * * *
    1. (entrar) to get into
    2. (perforar) to penetrate / to pierce

    Spanish-English dictionary > penetrar

  • 6 vencido

    adj.
    1 beaten, conquered.
    2 outdated.
    3 due, past-due, non-current, overdue.
    4 expired, past its use-by date, past its expiration date, past its expiry date.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: vencer.
    * * *
    1→ link=vencer vencer
    1 (derrotado) defeated, beaten
    2 (deuda) due, payable
    3 (plazo) expired
    \
    darse por vencido,-a figurado to give up, accept defeat
    * * *
    vencido, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=derrotado) [ejército, general] defeated; [equipo, jugador] losing

    darse por vencido — to give up, give in

    ir de vencido[persona] to be all in, be on one's last legs

    2) (=combado) [tabla, viga de madera] sagging
    3) (Com) [intereses, deuda] due, payable
    4) (LAm) [boleto, permiso] out of date; [medicamento, alimento] past its use-by date
    5) ( Cono Sur, Méx) [elástico, resorte] worn out
    2.
    SM/ F (Dep) loser

    los vencidos — (Dep) the losers; (Mil) the defeated, the vanquished frm

    tercero 1., vencedor 2.
    3.
    ADV
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1) <ejército/país> defeated, vanquished (liter); <equipo/jugador> losing (before n), beaten
    2)
    a) <visa/pasaporte> expired, out-of-date

    estos antibióticos están vencidos — (AmL) these antibiotics are past their expiration (AmE) o (BrE) expiry date

    b) <boleto/cheque> out-of-date
    c) <letra/intereses> due for payment
    3) (doblado, torcido)
    II
    - da masculino, femenino

    los vencidos — the defeated, the vanquished (liter)

    jugar a las vencidas — (Méx) to armwrestle

    * * *
    = overdue, loser.
    Ex. If the book was overdue when returned, a record is placed in a separate file, the fines file, and a notation is made in the borrower record.
    Ex. The jungle fighter views his life and work in terms of winners and losers, with power as his goal.
    ----
    * darse por vencido = throw in + the towel, throw in/up + the sponge.
    * documento vencido = overdue, overdue document.
    * libro de préstamo vencido = overdue book.
    * no darse por vencido fácilmente = not take + no for an answer.
    * sanción por préstamo vencido = overdue fine.
    * tener el plazo vencido = be overdue.
    * vencido hace tiempo = long overdue.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1) <ejército/país> defeated, vanquished (liter); <equipo/jugador> losing (before n), beaten
    2)
    a) <visa/pasaporte> expired, out-of-date

    estos antibióticos están vencidos — (AmL) these antibiotics are past their expiration (AmE) o (BrE) expiry date

    b) <boleto/cheque> out-of-date
    c) <letra/intereses> due for payment
    3) (doblado, torcido)
    II
    - da masculino, femenino

    los vencidos — the defeated, the vanquished (liter)

    jugar a las vencidas — (Méx) to armwrestle

    * * *
    = overdue, loser.

    Ex: If the book was overdue when returned, a record is placed in a separate file, the fines file, and a notation is made in the borrower record.

    Ex: The jungle fighter views his life and work in terms of winners and losers, with power as his goal.
    * darse por vencido = throw in + the towel, throw in/up + the sponge.
    * documento vencido = overdue, overdue document.
    * libro de préstamo vencido = overdue book.
    * no darse por vencido fácilmente = not take + no for an answer.
    * sanción por préstamo vencido = overdue fine.
    * tener el plazo vencido = be overdue.
    * vencido hace tiempo = long overdue.

    * * *
    vencido1 -da
    A (derrotado) ‹ejército/país› defeated, vanquished ( liter); ‹equipo/jugador› losing ( before n), beaten
    darse por vencido to give up o in
    B
    1 (caducado) ‹visa/pasaporte› expired, out of date; ‹billete/boleto/cheque› out of date
    tenía la visa vencida her visa had expired o had run out o was out of date
    siempre paga a mes vencido he always pays a month in arrears
    estos antibióticos están vencidos ( AmL); these antibiotics are past their expiration ( AmE) o ( BrE) expiry date
    2 ( Com, Fin) ‹letra/intereses› due for payment
    C
    (doblado, torcido): la viga está vencida the beam is weak o is sagging
    era vencido de espaldas or de espaldas vencidas he had a stoop
    vencido2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    los vencidos the defeated, the vanquished ( liter)
    (como amenaza): ya van dos veces que lo haces, te advierto ¡la tercera es la vencida! that's the second time you've done that! I'm warning you, one more time and you'll be in trouble o ( colloq) you're in for it
    jugar a las vencidas to armwrestle
    * * *

     

    Del verbo vencer: ( conjugate vencer)

    vencido es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    vencer    
    vencido
    vencer ( conjugate vencer) verbo transitivo
    a) enemigo to defeat, vanquish (liter);

    rival/competidor to defeat, beat;

    b)miedo/pesimismo/obstáculo to overcome

    c) ( dominar):


    verbo intransitivo
    1 [ejército/equipo] to win, be victorious;
    ¡vencidoemos! we shall overcome!

    2
    a) [pasaporte/garantía] to expire;



    vencerse verbo pronominal (AmL) [pasaporte/garantía] to expire;
    se me venció el carnet my card expired o ran out

    vencido -da adjetivo
    1ejército/país defeated, vanquished (liter);
    equipo/jugador losing ( before n), beaten;
    darse por vencido to give up o in

    2
    a)visa/pasaporte expired, out-of-date ( before n);

    estos antibióticos están vencidos (AmL) these antibiotics are past their expiration (AmE) o (BrE) expiry date

    b)boleto/cheque out-of-date ( before n)

    c)letra/intereses due for payment

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino:

    vencer
    I verbo transitivo
    1 Mil to defeat
    Dep to beat
    1 (resistir, dominar) to restrain
    vencer la tentación, to overcome the temptation
    2 (superar) vencer un obstáculo/una dificultad, to surmount an obstacle/a difficulty
    3 (ser dominado por) les venció la desesperación, they were overcome by despair
    nos venció el sueño, we were overcome by sleep
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (una letra, factura) to fall due
    2 (un plazo, contrato) to expire
    3 Mil Dep to win
    ♦ Locuciones: dejarse vencer: no te dejes vencer, sigue adelante, don't lose heart, go ahead
    vencido,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 Mil defeated
    Dep beaten
    2 (plazo) expired, out-of-date
    3 (pase, vale, carné) out-of-date
    4 (letra, deuda) due, payable
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino defeated person
    los vencidos, the defeated
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar a la tercera va la vencida, third time lucky

    ' vencido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    combate
    - darse
    - mas
    - vencida
    English:
    arrears
    - give in
    - give up
    - give up on
    - mature
    - overdue
    - stick at
    - out
    * * *
    vencido, -a
    adj
    1. [derrotado] defeated;
    darse por vencido to give up
    2. [caducado] [garantía, contrato] expired;
    [deuda, pago] due, mature; [bono] mature; Am [medicamento] past its expiry date
    nm,f
    [en deporte] loser;
    siempre hay un vencedor y un vencido there's always a winner and a loser;
    los vencidos [en deporte] the losers;
    [en guerra] the defeated, the vanquished;
    el bando de los vencidos the losing side
    * * *
    adj
    :
    darse por vencido admit defeat, give in;
    a la tercera va la vencida third time lucky
    * * *
    vencido, -da adj
    1) : defeated
    2) : expired
    3) : due, payable
    4)
    darse por vencido : to give up

    Spanish-English dictionary > vencido

  • 7 espesura

    f.
    1 thicket.
    2 thickness.
    3 area filled with vegetation, dense growth of shrubs, forested area, place overgrown with bushes.
    * * *
    1 (de líquido, objeto) thickness
    2 (de niebla etc) denseness
    3 figurado (en bosque) thicket, dense wood
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=espesor) thickness; (=densidad) density

    en la espesura de la selvain the thick o heart o depths of the jungle

    2) (Bot) thicket, overgrown place

    se refugiaron en las espesuras de la sierraliter they took refuge in the mountain fastnesses liter

    3) (=suciedad) dirtiness, untidiness
    * * *
    * * *
    * * *
    salió de en medio de la espesura he came out from among the bushes
    tuvieron que abrirse paso por entre la espesura they had to hack a path through the vegetation o undergrowth
    * * *

    espesura sustantivo femenino
    vegetation;

    espesura sustantivo femenino denseness

    ' espesura' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    maleza
    - camino
    - internar
    English:
    depth
    - hack
    * * *
    1. [vegetación] thicket;
    se abrió camino entre la espesura he made his way through the undergrowth
    2. [grosor] thickness
    3. [densidad] density
    * * *
    f dense vegetation
    * * *
    1) : thickness
    2) : thicket

    Spanish-English dictionary > espesura

  • 8 Brandenburgo

    Ex. In days gone by Brandenburg was the heart of Prussia.
    * * *

    Ex: In days gone by Brandenburg was the heart of Prussia.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Brandenburgo

  • 9 Cristo

    m.
    1 crucifix.
    cristo Christ
    armar un cristo to kick up a fuss
    donde cristo dio las tres voces/perdió el gorro (informal figurative) in the back of beyond
    2 Christ, the Son, Good Shepherd.
    * * *
    1 RELIGIÓN Christ
    2 (crucifijo) crucifix
    \
    antes de Cristo before Christ
    armar un Cristo familiar to kick up a big fuss
    después de Cristo anno Domini
    donde Cristo dio las tres voces / donde Cristo perdió el gorro familiar in the middle of nowhere
    estar hecho un Cristo familiar to be a sorry sight, look a right state
    no había ni Cristo nobody was there, there wasn't a soul
    poner a alguien hecho un Cristo familiar to have a real go at somebody
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    (Rel)
    1) (=Jesucristo) Christ
    - donde Cristo dio las tres voces
    2) (=imagen) figure of Christ
    * * *

    antes/después de Cristo — before Christ o BC/AD

    con el Cristo en la bocawith one's heart in one's mouth

    Cristo y la madre — (fam) everyone and his brother (AmE colloq), the world and his wife (BrE colloq)

    donde Cristo dio las tres voces or perdió la alpargata — ( en un lugar - lejano) miles away; (- remoto) in the middle of nowhere

    ir or estar hecho un Cristo — (Esp fam) to be absolutely filthy

    ni Cristo: ni Cristo entiende or no hay Cristo que entienda su letra — absolutely nobody can understand her handwriting

    * * *
    = Christ.
    Ex. For example, we find in Religion P a systematic schedule 'for specification under any religion, sect, church or religious community' in which C is used to indicate Founder (Buddha PJC, Mohammed PKC and Christ PNB).
    ----
    * Fecha + a.C. (Antes de Cristo) = Fecha + BC [B.C.] (Before Christ).
    * Fecha + d.C. (Después de Cristo) = AD [A.D.] + Fecha (Anno Domini).
    * * *

    antes/después de Cristo — before Christ o BC/AD

    con el Cristo en la bocawith one's heart in one's mouth

    Cristo y la madre — (fam) everyone and his brother (AmE colloq), the world and his wife (BrE colloq)

    donde Cristo dio las tres voces or perdió la alpargata — ( en un lugar - lejano) miles away; (- remoto) in the middle of nowhere

    ir or estar hecho un Cristo — (Esp fam) to be absolutely filthy

    ni Cristo: ni Cristo entiende or no hay Cristo que entienda su letra — absolutely nobody can understand her handwriting

    * * *

    Ex: For example, we find in Religion P a systematic schedule 'for specification under any religion, sect, church or religious community' in which C is used to indicate Founder (Buddha PJC, Mohammed PKC and Christ PNB).

    * Fecha + a.C. (Antes de Cristo) = Fecha + BC [B.C.] (Before Christ).
    * Fecha + d.C. (Después de Cristo) = AD [A.D.] + Fecha (Anno Domini).

    * * *
    Christ
    armar un Cristo ( Esp fam); to kick up o create a fuss ( colloq)
    con el Cristo en la boca with one's heart in one's mouth
    Cristo y la madre ( fam); everyone and his brother ( AmE colloq), the world and his wife ( BrE colloq)
    donde Cristo dio las tres voces or perdió la gorra or la alpargata (en un lugarlejano) miles away; (— remoto) in the middle of nowhere, in the back of beyond, out in the sticks ( colloq), in the Boonies ( AmE colloq)
    hasta verte Cristo mío ( fam); down the hatch! ( colloq)
    hecho un Cristo ( Esp fam): se puso/iba hecho un Cristo he got/he was absolutely filthy o in a real mess
    cuando acabaron con él estaba hecho un Cristo he was in a real mess by the time they'd finished with him
    ni Cristo: ni Cristo entiende or no hay Cristo que entienda su letra absolutely nobody can understand her handwriting
    poner a algn como un Cristo ( Esp fam); to call sb every name under the sun
    todo Cristo ( Esp fam); absolutely everyone
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    Cristo    
    cristo
    Cristo Christ;
    antes/después de cristo before Christ o BC/AD

    Cristo sustantivo masculino Christ
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar armar un Cristo, to kick up a big fuss
    dejar a alguien hecho un Cristo, to leave sb looking a very sorry sight
    donde Cristo perdió el gorro, in the middle of nowhere
    ni Cristo (que lo fundó), not a soul
    todo Cristo, every mother's son

    ' Cristo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    a. C.
    - armarse
    - d. C
    - a. de C.
    - después
    - natividad
    English:
    ad
    - advent
    - BC
    - bedlam
    - before
    - Christ
    - hell
    - Virgin birth
    - wild
    - AD
    * * *
    Cristo nm
    1. [Jesucristo] Christ;
    armar un Cristo to kick up a fuss;
    Fam
    donde Cristo dio las tres voces o [m5] perdió el gorro Br in the back of beyond, US way out in the sticks;
    Fam
    estar hecho un Cristo to be a pitiful sight;
    Fam
    se cayó de la bici y se puso como un Cristo he fell off his bike and ended up looking a real mess;
    Fam
    ni Cristo absolutely nobody, not a soul;
    Fam
    todo Cristo absolutely everyone
    2. [crucifijo] crucifix
    * * *
    Christ;
    todo Cristo fam everyone;
    donde Cristo dio las tres voces fam in the middle of nowhere fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > Cristo

  • 10 Jesús

    m.
    1 Jesus, Christ, Christ Jesus, Jesus Christ.
    2 Jesus.
    3 goodness gracious, what do you know.
    4 bless you.
    * * *
    1 Jesus
    1 ¡Jesús! (al estornudar) bless you!
    2 ¡Jesús, (por Dios)! familiar (como queja) for God's sake!, for goodness' sake!; (con sorpresa) oh my God!
    \
    el Niño Jesús Baby Jesus
    * * *

    ¡Jesús! — [indicando sorpresa] good heavens!; [al estornudar] bless you!

    * * *
    a) (Relig) Jesus
    b) (como interj)

    Jesús! — (expresando - dolor, fatiga) heavens!; (- susto, sorpresa) good heavens!, good grief!; ( cuando alguien estornuda) (Esp) bless you!

    * * *
    = Jesus.
    Ex. This article is about the veracity of Jesus' existence.
    ----
    * Compañía de Jesús, la = Society of Jesus, the.
    * Jesús de Nazaret = Jesus of Nazareth.
    * * *
    a) (Relig) Jesus
    b) (como interj)

    Jesús! — (expresando - dolor, fatiga) heavens!; (- susto, sorpresa) good heavens!, good grief!; ( cuando alguien estornuda) (Esp) bless you!

    * * *

    Ex: This article is about the veracity of Jesus' existence.

    * Compañía de Jesús, la = Society of Jesus, the.
    * Jesús de Nazaret = Jesus of Nazareth.

    * * *
    1 ( Relig) Jesus
    el niño Jesús the baby Jesus
    Jesús Nazareno Jesus of Nazareth
    ¡Jesús! (expresando — dolor, fatiga) heavens!; (— susto, sorpresa) good heavens!, good grief!; (cuando alguien estornuda) ( Esp) bless you!
    con el Jesús en la boca with one's heart in one's mouth
    hasta verte, Jesús mío ( fam); down the hatch! ( colloq)
    * * *

    Jesús
    a) (Relig) Jesus


    ¡jesús! ( expresando — dolor, fatiga) heavens!;


    (— susto, sorpresa) good heavens!, good grief!;
    ( cuando alguien estornuda) (Esp) bless you!
    Jesús
    I sustantivo masculino Jesus
    II exclamación
    1 (expresa sorpresa) good heavens!
    2 (al estornudar) bless you!
    ' Jesús' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    Jesucristo
    - manca
    - manco
    English:
    bless
    - society
    - Jesus
    * * *
    n pr
    Jesus;
    el niño Jesús the baby Jesus
    interj
    [expresando sorpresa] gosh!, good heavens!; Esp [tras estornudo] bless you!; Fam
    ¡Jesús, María y José! holy smoke o cow!;
    Fam
    en un decir jesús in the blink of an eye;
    Fam
    estuve con el jesús en la boca my heart was in my mouth
    * * *
    m Jesus;
    ¡Jesús! good grief!; por estornudo bless you!;
    Compañía de Jesús Society of Jesus
    * * *
    Jesús nm
    : Jesus

    Spanish-English dictionary > Jesús

  • 11 Posesivo + viejo

    = Posesivo + old man
    Ex. Though my old man's a dustman he's got a heart of gold.
    * * *
    = Posesivo + old man

    Ex: Though my old man's a dustman he's got a heart of gold.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Posesivo + viejo

  • 12 Prusia

    f.
    Prussia (history).
    * * *
    1 Prussia
    * * *
    * * *
    Ex. In days gone by Brandenburg was the heart of Prussia.
    ----
    * azul de Prusia = Prussian blue.
    * de Prusia = Prussian.
    * * *

    Ex: In days gone by Brandenburg was the heart of Prussia.

    * azul de Prusia = Prussian blue.
    * de Prusia = Prussian.

    * * *
    Prussia
    * * *
    Hist Prussia

    Spanish-English dictionary > Prusia

  • 13 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
    ————————
    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
    ————————
    A
    1 ( amperio) ampere, amp; (símbolo) A
    * * *
    prep.
    1) to
    2) into
    3) in
    4) at
    5) on
    6) with
    * * *
    SF = a (=letra) A, a
    * * *
    a femenino (pl aes) ( read as [a]) the letter A, a
    * * *
    = for, per, to.
    Ex. The fine policy matrix corresponds to the loan policy matrix, cell for cell.
    Ex. Indexing can thus be achieved at a detailed level, with often many terms per document, with almost no indexing effort.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
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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

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

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  • 14 a + Posesivo + aire

    = to + Posesivo + heart's content
    Ex. The exhibition organized to mark the occasion was titled 'Rummage to your heart's content'.
    * * *
    = to + Posesivo + heart's content

    Ex: The exhibition organized to mark the occasion was titled 'Rummage to your heart's content'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a + Posesivo + aire

  • 15 a gusto

    adv.
    at ease, at will, comfortably, to one's heart's content.
    * * *
    comfortable, at ease
    * * *
    = at ease, at leisure
    Ex. The architectural styles of some library buildings make the new user feel oppressed, rather than welcome and at ease.
    Ex. Equally the housewife happily crossing off her numbers in the bingo hall is just as much at leisure as is her husband painting his pigeon loft and then going for a drink with his mates at the pub.
    * * *
    = at ease, at leisure

    Ex: The architectural styles of some library buildings make the new user feel oppressed, rather than welcome and at ease.

    Ex: Equally the housewife happily crossing off her numbers in the bingo hall is just as much at leisure as is her husband painting his pigeon loft and then going for a drink with his mates at the pub.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a gusto

  • 16 a nivel multicultural

    = multi-culturally [multiculturally]
    Ex. My advice to young scientists: be a pest -- ask questions and don't be satisfied with all answers; have the heart of a lion; have the patience of Job; be multi-culturally competent; and the only correct route to success is your own.
    * * *
    = multi-culturally [multiculturally]

    Ex: My advice to young scientists: be a pest -- ask questions and don't be satisfied with all answers; have the heart of a lion; have the patience of Job; be multi-culturally competent; and the only correct route to success is your own.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a nivel multicultural

  • 17 abandonarse

    1 (descuidarse) to neglect oneself, let oneself go
    2 (entregarse) to give oneself up (a, to)
    3 (ceder) to give in
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=no cuidarse) to let o.s. go
    2) (=entregarse) to abandon o.s.

    abandonarse a[+ alcohol, droga] to give o.s. over o up to, abandon o.s. to; [+ destino, suerte] to abandon o.s. to; [+ sueño] to surrender to, give in to

    3) (=desanimarse) to lose heart, get discouraged
    * * *
    (v.) = go to + seed
    Ex. She berated him for having ' gone to seed' and lambasted him for not living up to his ideals.
    * * *
    (v.) = go to + seed

    Ex: She berated him for having ' gone to seed' and lambasted him for not living up to his ideals.

    * * *

    ■abandonarse verbo reflexivo
    1 (descuidarse) to let oneself go: se ha abandonado mucho desde la muerte de su marido, she's really let herself go since her husband's death
    2 (entregarse) to abandon oneself o to give oneself over: no te abandones al desaliento, don't lose heart
    ' abandonarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    darse
    - entregarse
    - abandonar
    - dejar
    - entregar
    English:
    let
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [de aspecto] to neglect oneself, to let oneself go
    2.
    abandonarse a [desesperación, dolor] to succumb to;
    [placer, sentidos] to abandon oneself to; [vicio] to give oneself over to;
    * * *
    v/r let o.s. go;
    abandonarse a abandon o.s. to
    * * *
    vr
    1) : to neglect oneself
    2)
    abandonarse a : to succumb to, to give oneself over to

    Spanish-English dictionary > abandonarse

  • 18 abatir

    v.
    1 to knock down (derribar) (muro).
    El porrazo abatió la puerta The blow knocked down the door.
    2 to depress, to dishearten.
    no te dejes abatir por tan poca cosa don't let something so trivial get you down
    La muerte de María abatió a Ricardo Ann's death disheartened Richard.
    3 to stamp out, to beat, to eradicate.
    EXEX abatió la corrupción EXEX stamped out corruption.
    4 to shoot down, to bring down, to down.
    Ellos se abalanzaron a limpiar They hastened to clean.
    5 to drift, to cast, to make leeway.
    La embarcación abatió y se perdió The boat drifted and got lost.
    * * *
    1 (derribar) to knock down, pull down
    2 (matar) to kill; (herir) to wound; (a tiros) to shoot down
    3 (bajar) to lower, take down
    4 (desanimar) to depress
    5 (humillar) to humiliate
    1 (ave) to swoop ( sobre, down on); (avión) to dive ( sobre, down on)
    2 (ceder) to give in
    3 (desanimarse) to lose heart, become depressed
    4 figurado (descender) to fall upon
    * * *
    verb
    1) to knock down, demolish
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=derribar) to demolish, knock down; [+ tienda de campaña] to take down; [+ árbol] to cut down, fell; [+ ave] to shoot down, bring down; [+ bandera] to lower, strike; [+ persona] to knock down
    2) [enfermedad, dolor] to lay low, prostrate frm
    3) (=desanimar) to depress, discourage; (=humillar) to humble, humiliate
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( derribar) <pájaro/avión> to bring down; <muro/edificio> to knock down; < árbol> to fell
    2) (deprimir, entristecer)
    3) < asiento> to recline
    2.
    abatirse v pron
    1) ( deprimirse) to get depressed
    2) (frml)

    abatirse sobre algo/alguien — pájaro/avión to swoop down on something/somebody; desgracia to befall something/somebody (frml)

    * * *
    = break + Posesivo + spirit, cast + a pall of gloom over, defeat, lay + Nombre + low, dishearten.
    Ex. And though it was a terrible tragedy in Madrid, to pull out of Iraq would be to give in to the terrorists, give them and inch and they'll take a mile, we've got to show them that our spirit will not be broken.
    Ex. This prolonged dry spell has cast a pall of gloom over the agrochemical business.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Dewey Decimal system defeats Truman! Library cartoons'.
    Ex. She suffered frequent flare-ups of widespread inflammation that would lay her low for days on end.
    Ex. It is easy to be disheartened by the negative flow of news, but the strength of our labor market should bolster the confidence of our outlook.
    ----
    * abatirse = come to + pieces, fall to + pieces, swoop.
    * abatirse sobre = bear down on.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) ( derribar) <pájaro/avión> to bring down; <muro/edificio> to knock down; < árbol> to fell
    2) (deprimir, entristecer)
    3) < asiento> to recline
    2.
    abatirse v pron
    1) ( deprimirse) to get depressed
    2) (frml)

    abatirse sobre algo/alguien — pájaro/avión to swoop down on something/somebody; desgracia to befall something/somebody (frml)

    * * *
    = break + Posesivo + spirit, cast + a pall of gloom over, defeat, lay + Nombre + low, dishearten.

    Ex: And though it was a terrible tragedy in Madrid, to pull out of Iraq would be to give in to the terrorists, give them and inch and they'll take a mile, we've got to show them that our spirit will not be broken.

    Ex: This prolonged dry spell has cast a pall of gloom over the agrochemical business.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Dewey Decimal system defeats Truman! Library cartoons'.
    Ex: She suffered frequent flare-ups of widespread inflammation that would lay her low for days on end.
    Ex: It is easy to be disheartened by the negative flow of news, but the strength of our labor market should bolster the confidence of our outlook.
    * abatirse = come to + pieces, fall to + pieces, swoop.
    * abatirse sobre = bear down on.

    * * *
    abatir [I1 ]
    vt
    A (derribar) ‹pájaro/avión› to shoot down, bring down; ‹muro/edificio› to knock down, pull down, demolish; ‹árbol› to fell, cut down
    nuestro objetivo es abatir la violencia our objective is to stamp out o eradicate violence
    fue abatido a tiros por la policía he was gunned down by the police
    B
    (deprimir, entristecer): la enfermedad lo abatió mucho his illness made him feel very low o really laid him low
    la angustia que abate a los supervivientes de las grandes catástrofes the distress suffered by survivors of disasters
    no te dejes abatir por las preocupaciones don't let your worries get you down
    C (inclinar, bajar) ‹cabeza› to bow, lower; ‹asiento› to recline
    A (deprimirse) to get depressed
    B ( frml) abatirse SOBRE algo/algn «pájaro/avión» to swoop down ON sth/sb; «desgracia» to befall sth/sb ( frml)
    el águila se abatió sobre su presa the eagle swooped down on its prey
    el hambre se abate sobre los habitantes the inhabitants are falling victim to starvation
    el caos se abatió sobre el país the country was plunged into chaos
    un temporal de gran intensidad se abatió sobre la costa a violent storm struck o hit the coast
    * * *

    abatir ( conjugate abatir) verbo transitivo
    1 ( derribar) ‹pájaro/avión to bring down;
    muro/edificio to knock down;
    árbol to fell;

    2 (deprimir, entristecer):

    no te dejes abatir por las preocupaciones don't let your worries get you down
    3 asiento to recline
    abatirse verbo pronominal
    1 ( deprimirse) to get depressed
    2 (frml) abatirse sobre algo/algn [pájaro/avión] to swoop down on sth/sb;
    [ desgracia] to befall sth/sb (frml);

    abatir verbo transitivo
    1 (derribar, derrumbar) to knock down, pull down: los enemigos abatieron tres de nuestros aviones, the enemy shot down three of our planes
    2 (tumbar el respaldo) to fold down
    3 (desalentar) to depress, dishearten: las malas noticias no nos abatieron, the bad news didn't discourage us
    ' abatir' also found in these entries:
    English:
    depress
    - strike down
    - depressed
    - gun
    - shoot
    * * *
    vt
    1. [derribar] [muro] to knock down;
    [avión] to shoot down;
    el atracador fue abatido a tiros the robber was gunned down
    2. [desanimar] to depress, to dishearten;
    no te dejes abatir por tan poca cosa don't let yourself be upset by something so trivial
    * * *
    v/t
    1 edificio knock o
    pull down; árbol cut down, fell; AVIA shoot o
    bring down
    2 fig
    kill; ( deprimir) depress
    * * *
    abatir vt
    1) derribar: to demolish, to knock down
    2) : to shoot down
    3) deprimir: to depress, to bring low

    Spanish-English dictionary > abatir

  • 19 abatirse

    1 (ave) to swoop ( sobre, down on); (avión) to dive ( sobre, down on)
    2 (ceder) to give in
    3 (desanimarse) to lose heart, become depressed
    4 figurado (descender) to fall upon
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=caerse) to drop, fall; [pájaro, avión] to swoop, dive
    2) (=desanimarse) to be depressed, get discouraged
    * * *
    (v.) = come to + pieces, fall to + pieces, swoop
    Ex. They are characters living in the margins, often coming to pieces, and sometimes, as in a nightmare, in constant flight from something horrid.
    Ex. One must accept that it is impossible to satisfy all people all the time; this author has seen several prison librarians fall to pieces, while the librarian was drowning in details.
    Ex. Magpies are very protective of their young and may swoop on intruders if they feel threatened.
    * * *
    (v.) = come to + pieces, fall to + pieces, swoop

    Ex: They are characters living in the margins, often coming to pieces, and sometimes, as in a nightmare, in constant flight from something horrid.

    Ex: One must accept that it is impossible to satisfy all people all the time; this author has seen several prison librarians fall to pieces, while the librarian was drowning in details.
    Ex: Magpies are very protective of their young and may swoop on intruders if they feel threatened.

    * * *

    ■abatirse verbo reflexivo
    1 (desmoralizarse) to lose heart, become depressed: se abate con facilidad, he has a tendency to get depressed
    2 (caer sobre) to swoop down [sobre, on]: la desgracia se abatió sobre un pueblo de Burgos, misfortune hit a town in Burgos
    ' abatirse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    derrumbarse
    - desfallecer
    - abatir
    English:
    swoop
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [caer]
    abatirse sobre algo/alguien to pounce on sth/sb;
    la desesperación se abatió sobre ellos they were overcome by a feeling of despair;
    la desgracia se abatió sobre la región the region has been struck o hit by disaster;
    el halcón se abatió sobre su presa the falcon swooped down on its prey;
    una tormenta de nieve se abatió sobre la cumbre the summit was hit by a snowstorm
    2. [desanimarse] to become dejected o disheartened
    * * *
    v/r
    :
    abatirse sobre swoop down on
    * * *
    vr
    1) deprimirse: to get depressed
    2)
    abatirse sobre : to swoop down on

    Spanish-English dictionary > abatirse

  • 20 abierto

    adj.
    1 open.
    2 sincere, candid, frank, out-front.
    3 open to communication, tolerant, receptive.
    4 open, unprotected from the wind, exposed.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: abrir.
    * * *
    1→ link=abrir abrir
    1 open, unlocked
    2 (grifo) (turned) on
    3 figurado (sincero) open, frank
    4 (tolerante) open-minded
    \
    abierto,-a al mar seaward-looking
    abierto,-a de par en par wide open
    quedarse con la boca abierta figurado to be left speechless
    * * *
    (f. - abierta)
    adj.
    * * *
    1.
    PP de abrir
    2. ADJ
    1) [puerta, armario, boca, herida] open

    me miró con los ojos muy abiertos — he looked at me with his eyes wide-open, he looked at me with wide-open eyes

    dejar abierto[+ ventana, cortina, válvula] to leave open; [+ grifo] to leave running, leave on

    boca, brazo, libro
    2) [comercio, museo, oficina] open
    3) (=sin obstáculos) [competición, billete] open
    4) (=extrovertido) [persona] open, outgoing; [carácter, mentalidad] open

    tiene una mentalidad muy abierta — he's very open-minded, he's got a very open mind

    5)

    estar abierto a[+ sugerencias, ideas] to be open to

    6) (=directo) [contradicción, oposición] open; [desafío] direct
    7) (TV)

    en abierto: emitir un programa en abierto — to broadcast a programme unscrambled

    8) (Ling) [vocal, sonido] open
    3.
    SM
    (Dep)
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) <ventana/boca> open
    b) [estar] < válvula> open

    dejaste la llave abiertoyou left the faucet (AmE) o (BrE) tap running o on

    c) ( desabrochado) undone
    d) < herida> open; <madera/costura> split
    2) <comercio/museo> open
    3) (Ling) < vocal> open
    4)
    a) [ser] ( espontáneo) open
    b) ( receptivo) open-minded
    5) (manifiesto, directo) open
    II
    1) (Dep) open (tournament)
    2) (Col) ( claro) clearing
    * * *
    = receptive, open, overt, outgoing, open-ended, candid, wide open, up-front [up front], free-flowing, avowed, unreserved, unlocked.
    Ex. The greatest handicap was the fact that we weren't as receptive to change as we should have been and I think we're now on a different track.
    Ex. In natural language indexing which uses a stop-list only, the indexing language is open.
    Ex. Whether the conditioning was the result of overt analysis of the failure to learn lessons or whether they simply become covert factors subconsciously affecting the way later thought developed is something of a moot point.
    Ex. University librarians must adopt a more outgoing strategy to convince staff and students of the value of their collections.
    Ex. New systems incorporating such resources will produce an information environment that is dynamic and open-ended.
    Ex. To do this is to thwart the goal of eliciting genuine dialogue -- candid, searching, and purposeful discussion -- and motivating students to think, to study, to weigh ideas, and to develop their own solutions.
    Ex. The key to this broader world is the possession of books, but if the door stands wide open there is no need of a key.
    Ex. The author recommends the up-front negotiation of ownership accompanied by a written agreement to eliminate the possibility of doubt as to the identity of the owner.
    Ex. Creating an innovative organisation requires a sponsor followed by guidance by example and gradual change aided by free-flowing communication.
    Ex. Anne Bogart's novel combines avowed misogyny with postfeminist frolic.
    Ex. I will be thankful to the readers for their unreserved comments on the book.
    Ex. Theft or attempted theft of belongings is excluded if your car has been left unlocked, left with the keys in it or with a window or roof open.
    ----
    * abierto al público = open for public viewing.
    * abierto a ofertas = ono [or nearest offer].
    * abierto de par en par = wide open.
    * abierto por la noche = late night.
    * acceso abierto = open access (OA).
    * aplicación de código abierto = open source software.
    * cajón abierto = tray.
    * caso abierto = cold case.
    * cirugía a corazón abierto = open heart surgery.
    * curva muy abierta = sweeping curve.
    * de diseño abierto = open-plan, open-planned.
    * dejar abierta la posibilidad de que = leave + open the possibility that.
    * dejar la cuestión abierta = leave + the question open.
    * dejar la puerta abierta de par en par = leave + the door wide open.
    * de plan abierto = open-plan, open-planned.
    * diseño abierto = open plan.
    * en mar abierto = on the open sea.
    * estar abierto a = be open to.
    * fractura abierta = open fracture, compound fracture.
    * jornada de puertas abiertas = open day.
    * mantener los ojos bien abiertos = keep + Posesivo + eyes (wide) open, keep + Posesivo + eyes peeled, keep + Posesivo + eyes skinned.
    * mar abierto = open sea, open ocean.
    * medio abierto = half-opened, half-way open.
    * plan abierto = openness, open plan.
    * pregunta abierta = open-ended question.
    * programa de código abierto = open source software.
    * puertas abiertas = open house.
    * puntas abiertas = split ends.
    * ser como un libro abierto = be an open book.
    * ser un libro abierto = be an open book.
    * software abierto = open software.
    * software de código abierto = open source software.
    * temporada abierta = open season.
    * tener la bragueta abierta = fly + be undone.
    * tienes la bragueta abierta = you've got egg on your chin.
    * zona abierta = open area.
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) <ventana/boca> open
    b) [estar] < válvula> open

    dejaste la llave abiertoyou left the faucet (AmE) o (BrE) tap running o on

    c) ( desabrochado) undone
    d) < herida> open; <madera/costura> split
    2) <comercio/museo> open
    3) (Ling) < vocal> open
    4)
    a) [ser] ( espontáneo) open
    b) ( receptivo) open-minded
    5) (manifiesto, directo) open
    II
    1) (Dep) open (tournament)
    2) (Col) ( claro) clearing
    * * *
    = receptive, open, overt, outgoing, open-ended, candid, wide open, up-front [up front], free-flowing, avowed, unreserved, unlocked.

    Ex: The greatest handicap was the fact that we weren't as receptive to change as we should have been and I think we're now on a different track.

    Ex: In natural language indexing which uses a stop-list only, the indexing language is open.
    Ex: Whether the conditioning was the result of overt analysis of the failure to learn lessons or whether they simply become covert factors subconsciously affecting the way later thought developed is something of a moot point.
    Ex: University librarians must adopt a more outgoing strategy to convince staff and students of the value of their collections.
    Ex: New systems incorporating such resources will produce an information environment that is dynamic and open-ended.
    Ex: To do this is to thwart the goal of eliciting genuine dialogue -- candid, searching, and purposeful discussion -- and motivating students to think, to study, to weigh ideas, and to develop their own solutions.
    Ex: The key to this broader world is the possession of books, but if the door stands wide open there is no need of a key.
    Ex: The author recommends the up-front negotiation of ownership accompanied by a written agreement to eliminate the possibility of doubt as to the identity of the owner.
    Ex: Creating an innovative organisation requires a sponsor followed by guidance by example and gradual change aided by free-flowing communication.
    Ex: Anne Bogart's novel combines avowed misogyny with postfeminist frolic.
    Ex: I will be thankful to the readers for their unreserved comments on the book.
    Ex: Theft or attempted theft of belongings is excluded if your car has been left unlocked, left with the keys in it or with a window or roof open.
    * abierto al público = open for public viewing.
    * abierto a ofertas = ono [or nearest offer].
    * abierto de par en par = wide open.
    * abierto por la noche = late night.
    * acceso abierto = open access (OA).
    * aplicación de código abierto = open source software.
    * cajón abierto = tray.
    * caso abierto = cold case.
    * cirugía a corazón abierto = open heart surgery.
    * curva muy abierta = sweeping curve.
    * de diseño abierto = open-plan, open-planned.
    * dejar abierta la posibilidad de que = leave + open the possibility that.
    * dejar la cuestión abierta = leave + the question open.
    * dejar la puerta abierta de par en par = leave + the door wide open.
    * de plan abierto = open-plan, open-planned.
    * diseño abierto = open plan.
    * en mar abierto = on the open sea.
    * estar abierto a = be open to.
    * fractura abierta = open fracture, compound fracture.
    * jornada de puertas abiertas = open day.
    * mantener los ojos bien abiertos = keep + Posesivo + eyes (wide) open, keep + Posesivo + eyes peeled, keep + Posesivo + eyes skinned.
    * mar abierto = open sea, open ocean.
    * medio abierto = half-opened, half-way open.
    * plan abierto = openness, open plan.
    * pregunta abierta = open-ended question.
    * programa de código abierto = open source software.
    * puertas abiertas = open house.
    * puntas abiertas = split ends.
    * ser como un libro abierto = be an open book.
    * ser un libro abierto = be an open book.
    * software abierto = open software.
    * software de código abierto = open source software.
    * temporada abierta = open season.
    * tener la bragueta abierta = fly + be undone.
    * tienes la bragueta abierta = you've got egg on your chin.
    * zona abierta = open area.

    * * *
    abierto1 -ta
    A
    1 ‹ventana/ojos/boca› open
    ¡entra! está abierto come in! it's open
    me miró con los ojos muy abiertos she looked at me with eyes wide open
    no dejes la botella abierta don't leave the top off the bottle
    mándalo en un sobre abierto send it in an unsealed envelope
    la carta venía abierta the letter was already open o had already been opened when it arrived
    dejó el libro abierto sobre la mesa he left the book open on the table
    deja las cortinas abiertas leave the curtains open
    los espacios abiertos de la ciudad the city's open spaces
    2 ‹válvula› open
    has dejado el grifo abierto you've left the tap running o on
    llevas la blusa abierta your blouse is undone
    4 ‹herida› open
    5 ‹madera/costura› split
    tengo todas las puntas abiertas I have a lot of split ends
    B ‹comercio/museo/tienda› open
    no había un solo restaurante abierto there wasn't a single restaurant open
    estará abierta al público a partir del próximo lunes it will be open to the public from next Monday
    C ( Ling) ‹vocal› open
    D
    tiene un carácter muy abierto she has a very open nature
    2 (receptivo) open-minded
    tiene una mente muy abierta she has a very open mind, she's very open-minded
    abierto A algo open TO sth
    es una persona muy abierta al diálogo/a ideas nuevas she's very open to dialogue/to new ideas
    estoy abierto a toda clase de sugerencias I'm open to all kinds of suggestions
    E (manifiesto, directo) open
    la orden se dio con la abierta oposición de los militares the order was given despite overt o open opposition from the military
    F
    (Méx, Per vulg): ésa ya está abierta she's lost her cherry ( vulg)
    A ( Dep) open, open tournament ( o championship etc)
    B ( Col) (claro) clearing
    * * *

     

    Del verbo abrir: ( conjugate abrir)

    abierto es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    abierto    
    abrir
    abierto 1
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    1
    a)ventana/boca open;


    con los ojos muy abiertos with eyes wide open;
    un sobre abierto an unsealed envelope;
    los espacios abiertos de la ciudad the city's open spaces
    b) [estar] ‹ válvula open;

    dejaste la llave abierto you left the faucet (AmE) o (BrE) tap running


    d) herida open;

    madera/costura split
    2 [estar] ‹comercio/museo open
    3 (Ling) ‹ vocal open
    4
    a) [ser] ( espontáneo) open


    abierto a algo open to sth
    5 (manifiesto, directo) open
    abierto 2 sustantivo masculino (Dep) open (tournament)
    abrir ( conjugate abrir) verbo transitivo
    1 ( en general) to open;
    paraguas to open, put up;
    mapa to open out, unfold;
    cortinas to open, draw back;
    persianas to raise, pull up;
    cremallera to undo
    2llave/gas to turn on;
    válvula to open;
    cerradura to unlock
    3
    a)zanja/túnel to dig;

    agujero to make
    b) (fam) ‹ pacienteto open … up (colloq)

    4
    a)comercio/museo› ( para el quehacer diario) to open;

    ( inaugurar) to open (up);
    ¿a qué hora abren la taquilla? what time does the box office open?

    b)carretera/aeropuerto to open;

    frontera to open (up)
    5

    negocio to start, set up;
    suscripción to take out;
    investigación to begin, set up;

    abierto fuego to open fire
    b)acto/debate/baile to open

    c)desfile/cortejo to head, lead

    d)paréntesis/comillas to open

    6 apetito to whet
    abrirse verbo pronominal
    1
    a) [puerta/ventana] to open;

    abiertose a algo ‹a jardín/corredor› to open onto sth
    b) [flor/almeja] to open;

    [ paracaídas] to open
    2 ( refl) ‹chaqueta/cremallera to undo
    3

    [ perspectivas] to open up;

    b) [período/era] to begin

    abierto,-a adjetivo
    1 open
    (grifo) (turned) on: dejaste la ventana abierta de par en par, you left the window wide open
    2 (sin restricciones, cercas, límites) open: salimos a campo abierto, we went out to the open
    el europeo es un mercado abierto, Europe is an open market
    3 (sin tapujos) clear: es una abierta declaración de intenciones, it's an open declaration of her intentions
    carta abierta al señor ministro, an open letter to the minister
    4 (persona receptiva) open-minded
    (extrovertido) open
    5 Dep open
    abrir
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (separar, permitir el acceso, desplegar) to open
    (una cerradura) to unlock
    (una cremallera) to undo
    2 (una llave, un grifo) to turn on
    3 (hacer una zanja, un túnel, etc) to dig
    (hacer un ojal, el agujero de una ventana) to make: abriremos una ventana en esta pared, we'll make an opening for a window on this wall
    4 (iniciar un discurso, una actividad) to open, start: van a abrir una tienda en la esquina, they're going to open a shop on the corner
    tienes que abrir una cuenta en este banco, you've got to open an account at this bank
    5 (ampliar, expandir) to open: deberíamos abrir nuestro mercado, we should open up our market
    6 (rajar) to slit: cuando abrimos la sandía resultó que no estaba madura, when we cut open the watermelon we realised that it wasn't ripe
    abrieron la res en canal, they slit open the animal
    7 Jur a Álvarez le han abierto un expediente, they have started investigating Álvarez
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 to open
    ♦ Locuciones: en un abrir y cerrar de ojos, in the twinkling of an eye
    ' abierto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abierta
    - abrir
    - accesible
    - brecha
    - cerrar
    - cielo
    - expansiva
    - expansivo
    - plaza
    - apetito
    - carácter
    - entre
    - mar
    - mina
    - operación
    - par
    English:
    all-night
    - clash
    - door
    - establish
    - gate
    - half-open
    - lest
    - nowhere
    - open
    - outspoken
    - raw
    - restricted
    - revolving credit
    - run
    - undone
    - upfront
    - wide
    - wide open
    - all
    - beer
    - gape
    - gaping
    - on
    - overt
    - somewhere
    - undisguised
    - work
    * * *
    abierto, -a
    participio
    ver abrir
    adj
    1. [puerta, boca, tienda] open;
    dejar el grifo abierto to leave the Br tap o US faucet on o running;
    bien o [m5] muy abierto wide open;
    abierto de 9 a 5 [en letrero] opening hours: 9 to 5;
    abierto al público open to the public;
    la cabaña está en pleno campo abierto the cabin is in open country
    2. [herida] open
    3. [desabrochado] undone;
    llevas abierta la camisa your shirt is undone
    4. Informát [archivo] open
    5. [cheque] open
    6. [claro] open;
    mostró su abierta oposición al proyecto he was openly opposed to the project;
    existe una abierta enemistad entre los dos políticos the two politicians are quite openly enemies
    7. Ling [vocal] open
    8. [liberal, tolerante] open-minded;
    tiene una mentalidad muy abierta she's very open-minded;
    estar abierto a cualquier sugerencia to be open to suggestions
    9. [franco, sincero] open;
    es una persona muy abierta, nunca oculta nada she's very open, she never hides anything
    10. [sin decidir] open;
    promete ser una final muy abierta it promises to be a very open o evenly contested final
    11. TV
    un programa en abierto = on pay TV, a programme which is not scrambled so that non-subscribers may also watch it
    12. Ven [generoso] generous
    nm
    1. Dep open (tournament)
    el abierto británico the British Open;
    el abierto USA the US Open
    2. Col [terreno] cleared land
    * * *
    I partabrir
    II adj tb persona open;
    está abierto a nuevas ideas fig he’s open to new ideas
    * * *
    abierto, -ta adj
    1) : open
    2) : candid, frank
    3) : generous
    abiertamente adv
    * * *
    abierto adj
    1. (en general) open
    ¿está abierta la tienda? is the shop open?
    2. (grifo, gas) on
    3. (persona) open / open minded

    Spanish-English dictionary > abierto

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