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  • 1 Fondo para el Desarrollo Regional Europeo

    Ex. The European Regional Development Fund provides cash for regional economic development and recovery in the worst off regions in the Community.
    * * *

    Ex: The European Regional Development Fund provides cash for regional economic development and recovery in the worst off regions in the Community.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Fondo para el Desarrollo Regional Europeo

  • 2 Posesivo + peor enemigo

    = Posesivo + worst enemy
    Ex. In other words, we have become our worst enemy, continually shooting ourselves in the foot.
    * * *
    = Posesivo + worst enemy

    Ex: In other words, we have become our worst enemy, continually shooting ourselves in the foot.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Posesivo + peor enemigo

  • 3 Timor Oriental

    m.
    East Timor.
    * * *
    Ex. Since the Indonesian invasion of December 1975, East Timor has been the site of some of the worst atrocities of the modern era.
    * * *

    Ex: Since the Indonesian invasion of December 1975, East Timor has been the site of some of the worst atrocities of the modern era.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Timor Oriental

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 5 a la hora de la verdad

    at the moment of truth, when it comes to it
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. When push comes to shove, it seems that short-term economic interests steamroller scientific arguments.
    Ex. You may never need the soldering iron, but if it comes to the crunch and you suddenly find you need one, you'll be glad it's there.
    Ex. Interestingly, when it comes to the crunch, there seem to be a hell of a lot of agnostics out there.
    Ex. When the worst comes to the worst what we should really fear is ourselves, and each other.
    Ex. If the worst comes to the worst and you are attacked, try to escape rather than fight back, especially if you believe that your assailant may be armed.
    Ex. But above all, he is still my brother and when the crunch comes to the crunch, we will all be there for him, no matter what the circumstances.
    Ex. He's told the Argies that if the crunch comes to the crunch America will side with Britain.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: When push comes to shove, it seems that short-term economic interests steamroller scientific arguments.

    Ex: You may never need the soldering iron, but if it comes to the crunch and you suddenly find you need one, you'll be glad it's there.
    Ex: Interestingly, when it comes to the crunch, there seem to be a hell of a lot of agnostics out there.
    Ex: When the worst comes to the worst what we should really fear is ourselves, and each other.
    Ex: If the worst comes to the worst and you are attacked, try to escape rather than fight back, especially if you believe that your assailant may be armed.
    Ex: But above all, he is still my brother and when the crunch comes to the crunch, we will all be there for him, no matter what the circumstances.
    Ex: He's told the Argies that if the crunch comes to the crunch America will side with Britain.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la hora de la verdad

  • 6 acabar

    v.
    1 to finish, to end.
    hemos acabado el trabajo we've finished the work
    acabó sus días en el exilio he ended his days in exile
    el asunto acabó mal the affair finished o ended badly
    cuando acabes, avísame tell me when you've finished
    acabar de trabajar/comer to finish working/eating
    el cuchillo acaba en punta the knife ends in a point
    ¡acabáramos! (informal) at last!, about time!
    La película acabó The film finished.
    Ya terminé I already finished
    Acabé mi trabajo I finished my job.
    acabar loco to end up (going) mad
    ese acabará en la cárcel he'll end up in jail
    Acabé muy cansado I ended up exhausted.
    Ella acabó cantando en un club nocturno She ended up singing in a nightclub.
    3 to finish with, to destroy, to be someone's ruin, to cause someone's ruin.
    La mafia acabó con Ricardo The Mafia finished with Richard.
    4 to tire out.
    El esfuerzo lo acabó The effort tired him out.
    5 to have an orgasm, to come.
    María acabó al hacer el amor Mary had an orgasm when making love.
    * * *
    1 (gen) to finish, finish off; (completar) to complete
    2 (consumir) to use up
    1 (gen) to finish, end; (pareja) to split up
    2 acabar por + gerundio to end up + - ing
    1 to end, finish, come to an end (no quedar) to run out
    \
    acabar bien to have a happy ending
    acabar con (destruir) to destroy, put an end to 2 (terminar) to finish, finish off
    ¡este chico acabará conmigo! this boy will be the death of me!
    acabar de + inf to have just + past participle
    no lo toques, acabo de pintarlo ahora mismo don't touch it, I've just painted it
    acabar mal (cosa) to end badly 2 (persona) to come to a bad end
    ¡acabáramos! familiar at last!
    no acabar de...
    ¡se acabó! that's it!
    * * *
    verb
    to finish, complete, end
    - acabar de
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=terminar) [+ actividad, trabajo] [gen] to finish; (=dar el toque final a) to finish off

    ¿habéis acabado la instalación de la antena? — have you finished installing the aerial?

    2) (=consumir) to finish
    3) LAm (=hablar mal de)
    2. VI
    1) (=terminar) to finish, end

    ¿te falta mucho para acabar? — are you nearly finished?, have you got long to go?

    la crisis lleva años y no acaba — the recession has been going on for years and there's no sign of it ending

    acabáramos —

    acabáramos, ¿así que se trata de tu hijo? — oh, I see, so it's your son, then?

    cuento I, 1), rosario 1)
    2)

    acabar con

    a) [+ comida] to finish off; [+ injusticia] to put an end to, stop; [+ relación] to end; [+ reservas] to exhaust, use up; [+ esperanzas] to put paid to

    ¿todavía no has acabado con la carta? — haven't you finished the letter yet?

    b) [+ persona] (=atender) to finish with; (=matar) to do away with

    cuando acabe con ella, te lavo la cabeza — when I'm done o finished with her, I'll wash your hair

    ¡acabemos con él! — let's do away with him! *

    3)

    acabar de hacer algo —

    a) [cuando se ha terminado]
    b) [cuando se está haciendo]

    para acabar de arreglarlo —

    para acabar de arreglarlo, se fue sin despedirse — on top of everything, she left without even saying goodbye

    - ¡acaba de parir!
    c)

    no acabo de entender por qué lo hizo — I just can't understand why she did it

    4) [con complemento de modo]

    la palabra acaba con o por "z" — the word ends in a "z"

    acabar en algo — to end in sth

    después de tanto hablar, todo acabó en nada — after all that talk, it all came to nothing

    5)

    acabar haciendo algo, acabar por hacer algo — to end up doing sth

    6) [en una relación] to finish, split up

    hemos acabado — we've finished, we've split up

    ¿cuánto hace que acabaste con ella? — how long is it since you split up with o finished with her?

    7) LAm *** (=eyacular) to come ***
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) reunión/película to finish, end; persona to finish; novios to split up

    acabáramos! — (fam) now I get it! (colloq)

    b) (en un estado, situación) to end up

    ¿cómo acabó lo de anoche? — how did things end up last night?

    acabó en la cárcel — he ended up in jail; (+ compl)

    acabar + ger o acabar por + inf — to end up -ing

    acabarán aceptándolo o por aceptarlo — they'll end up accepting it

    acabé por convencerme de que... — in the end I became convinced that...

    c) ( rematar)
    a)

    acabar con algo — ( terminar) con libro/tarea to finish with something; con bombones/bebidas to finish off something; con salud/carrera to ruin something; con sueldo/herencia to fritter away something; con abuso/problema to put an end to something

    b) (fam)

    acabar con alguien — ( pelearse) to finish with somebody; ( matar) to do away with somebody (colloq)

    a) ( terminar)

    acabar de + inf — to finish -ing

    para acabar de arreglarlo se puso a lloverto top o cap it all it started to rain

    acabar de + inf: acaba de salir she's just gone out; acababa de meterme en la cama cuando... — I had just got into bed when...

    c) ( llegar a)

    acabar de + inf: no acabo de entenderlo I just don't understand; no acababa de gustarle/convencerla — she wasn't totally happy about it/totally convinced

    2.
    acabar vt
    1) <trabajo/libro> to finish; <curso/carrera> to finish, complete
    2) ( destrozar)
    3.
    acabarse v pron
    1) ( terminarse) provisiones/comida to run out; problema to be over; reunión/fiesta to end

    y (san) se acabó — (fam) and that's that

    2)
    a) (liter) ( morir)
    b) (Méx) ( quedar destrozado)
    3) (enf) ( comer) to finish (up)
    * * *
    = end, end up, see through + to its completion, finish up, finish, wind up (in/at), curtain + fall, call it quits, lay + Nombre + to rest, wrap up, break up, finish off, top + Nombre + off, be over.
    Ex. Each field also ends with a special delimiter, which signals the end of the fields.
    Ex. But if you have a certain feeling about language, then language ends up becoming very, very important.
    Ex. I would like to thank all those who at various times throughout the course of the project assisted so ably in seeing the work through to its completion.
    Ex. In trying to get the best of both worlds, we may have finished up with the worst.
    Ex. Activities can be plotted to allow the librarian to determine the most expeditious route that can be taken to finish the event.
    Ex. Besides, winding up in an exclusive arrangement with a distributor that has rotten customer service ruins any advantage.
    Ex. The third act is of course the denouement, when everything is made clear, all the loose ends are tied up, and the curtain falls.
    Ex. 'Professional people don't live by the clock: you wouldn't tell a doctor or a lawyer that he couldn't make a decision to call it quits on a particular day'.
    Ex. A New Orleans style funeral provided a humorous backdrop for library staff to relive the tragedies and successes of the old system as it was laid to rest.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'ACRL wraps up year 1 of Academic Library Statistics Project'.
    Ex. Tom Hernandez tried not to show how sad he felt about his friends' leaving, and managed to keep up a cheerful facade until the party broke up.
    Ex. His statement is a serious threat to the cooperative sector and was aimed at finishing off the movement.
    Ex. Top it off with spicy yacamole and it's worth the nosh.
    Ex. Alternatively, the loan policy may be changed to make documents due when the vacation is over.
    ----
    * acabar cargando con Algo = wind up with + Nombre.
    * acabar con = put + paid to, quell, put to + rest, snuff out, stamp out, kill off, eat + Posesivo + way through.
    * acabar con Algo = be done with it.
    * acabar con el sufrimiento de Alguien = put + Nombre + out of + Posesivo + misery.
    * acabar con la paciencia de Alguien = try + Nombre + patience.
    * acabar con la paciencia de un santo = test + the patience of a saint, try + the patience of a saint.
    * acabar con mejor cara = end up on + a high note.
    * acabar con una nota de optimismo = end + Nombre + on a high (note).
    * acabar con un broche de oro = end + Nombre + on a high (note).
    * acabar de forma positiva = end + Nombre + on a high (note).
    * acabar de + Infinitivo = have + just + Participio Pasado.
    * acabar de salir de = be fresh out of.
    * acabar de trabajar = clock off + work.
    * acabar en = result (in), land in.
    * acabar mal = come to + a bad end.
    * acabar mejor de lo que + empezar = end up on + a high note.
    * acabar paulatinamente = wind + Nombre + down.
    * acabar + Posesivo + días en = end up + Posesivo + days in.
    * acabar + Posesivo + vida útil = run towards + the end of + Posesivo + useful life.
    * acabar repentinamente = come to + a swift end, come to + an abrupt end.
    * acabarse = draw to + a close, peter out, run out, be gone, come to + an end, run out of, draw to + an end, wind down, be all gone.
    * acabarse el entusiasmo = run out of + steam.
    * acabarse el espacio = run out of + space.
    * acabarse el tiempo = time + run out, time + be + up.
    * acabarse la buena racha = the good times + run out.
    * acabarse la (buena) suerte = run out of + luck, luck + run out.
    * acabar teniendo = end up with.
    * como si se acabara el mundo = like there's no tomorrow.
    * como si se fuese a acabar el mundo = like there's no tomorrow.
    * empezar a acabarse = run + low (on).
    * estar acabando con = eat away at.
    * estar acabándose = be on the way out, be on + Posesivo + last legs.
    * nada se acaba hasta que no se acaba = nothing is done until it's done.
    * ¡se te acabó el cuento! = the jig's up!.
    * sin acabar = unfinished.
    * tumulto + acabar = tumult + die.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) reunión/película to finish, end; persona to finish; novios to split up

    acabáramos! — (fam) now I get it! (colloq)

    b) (en un estado, situación) to end up

    ¿cómo acabó lo de anoche? — how did things end up last night?

    acabó en la cárcel — he ended up in jail; (+ compl)

    acabar + ger o acabar por + inf — to end up -ing

    acabarán aceptándolo o por aceptarlo — they'll end up accepting it

    acabé por convencerme de que... — in the end I became convinced that...

    c) ( rematar)
    a)

    acabar con algo — ( terminar) con libro/tarea to finish with something; con bombones/bebidas to finish off something; con salud/carrera to ruin something; con sueldo/herencia to fritter away something; con abuso/problema to put an end to something

    b) (fam)

    acabar con alguien — ( pelearse) to finish with somebody; ( matar) to do away with somebody (colloq)

    a) ( terminar)

    acabar de + inf — to finish -ing

    para acabar de arreglarlo se puso a lloverto top o cap it all it started to rain

    acabar de + inf: acaba de salir she's just gone out; acababa de meterme en la cama cuando... — I had just got into bed when...

    c) ( llegar a)

    acabar de + inf: no acabo de entenderlo I just don't understand; no acababa de gustarle/convencerla — she wasn't totally happy about it/totally convinced

    2.
    acabar vt
    1) <trabajo/libro> to finish; <curso/carrera> to finish, complete
    2) ( destrozar)
    3.
    acabarse v pron
    1) ( terminarse) provisiones/comida to run out; problema to be over; reunión/fiesta to end

    y (san) se acabó — (fam) and that's that

    2)
    a) (liter) ( morir)
    b) (Méx) ( quedar destrozado)
    3) (enf) ( comer) to finish (up)
    * * *
    = end, end up, see through + to its completion, finish up, finish, wind up (in/at), curtain + fall, call it quits, lay + Nombre + to rest, wrap up, break up, finish off, top + Nombre + off, be over.

    Ex: Each field also ends with a special delimiter, which signals the end of the fields.

    Ex: But if you have a certain feeling about language, then language ends up becoming very, very important.
    Ex: I would like to thank all those who at various times throughout the course of the project assisted so ably in seeing the work through to its completion.
    Ex: In trying to get the best of both worlds, we may have finished up with the worst.
    Ex: Activities can be plotted to allow the librarian to determine the most expeditious route that can be taken to finish the event.
    Ex: Besides, winding up in an exclusive arrangement with a distributor that has rotten customer service ruins any advantage.
    Ex: The third act is of course the denouement, when everything is made clear, all the loose ends are tied up, and the curtain falls.
    Ex: 'Professional people don't live by the clock: you wouldn't tell a doctor or a lawyer that he couldn't make a decision to call it quits on a particular day'.
    Ex: A New Orleans style funeral provided a humorous backdrop for library staff to relive the tragedies and successes of the old system as it was laid to rest.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'ACRL wraps up year 1 of Academic Library Statistics Project'.
    Ex: Tom Hernandez tried not to show how sad he felt about his friends' leaving, and managed to keep up a cheerful facade until the party broke up.
    Ex: His statement is a serious threat to the cooperative sector and was aimed at finishing off the movement.
    Ex: Top it off with spicy yacamole and it's worth the nosh.
    Ex: Alternatively, the loan policy may be changed to make documents due when the vacation is over.
    * acabar cargando con Algo = wind up with + Nombre.
    * acabar con = put + paid to, quell, put to + rest, snuff out, stamp out, kill off, eat + Posesivo + way through.
    * acabar con Algo = be done with it.
    * acabar con el sufrimiento de Alguien = put + Nombre + out of + Posesivo + misery.
    * acabar con la paciencia de Alguien = try + Nombre + patience.
    * acabar con la paciencia de un santo = test + the patience of a saint, try + the patience of a saint.
    * acabar con mejor cara = end up on + a high note.
    * acabar con una nota de optimismo = end + Nombre + on a high (note).
    * acabar con un broche de oro = end + Nombre + on a high (note).
    * acabar de forma positiva = end + Nombre + on a high (note).
    * acabar de + Infinitivo = have + just + Participio Pasado.
    * acabar de salir de = be fresh out of.
    * acabar de trabajar = clock off + work.
    * acabar en = result (in), land in.
    * acabar mal = come to + a bad end.
    * acabar mejor de lo que + empezar = end up on + a high note.
    * acabar paulatinamente = wind + Nombre + down.
    * acabar + Posesivo + días en = end up + Posesivo + days in.
    * acabar + Posesivo + vida útil = run towards + the end of + Posesivo + useful life.
    * acabar repentinamente = come to + a swift end, come to + an abrupt end.
    * acabarse = draw to + a close, peter out, run out, be gone, come to + an end, run out of, draw to + an end, wind down, be all gone.
    * acabarse el entusiasmo = run out of + steam.
    * acabarse el espacio = run out of + space.
    * acabarse el tiempo = time + run out, time + be + up.
    * acabarse la buena racha = the good times + run out.
    * acabarse la (buena) suerte = run out of + luck, luck + run out.
    * acabar teniendo = end up with.
    * como si se acabara el mundo = like there's no tomorrow.
    * como si se fuese a acabar el mundo = like there's no tomorrow.
    * empezar a acabarse = run + low (on).
    * estar acabando con = eat away at.
    * estar acabándose = be on the way out, be on + Posesivo + last legs.
    * nada se acaba hasta que no se acaba = nothing is done until it's done.
    * ¡se te acabó el cuento! = the jig's up!.
    * sin acabar = unfinished.
    * tumulto + acabar = tumult + die.

    * * *
    acabar [A1 ]
    vi
    A
    1 (terminar) «reunión/partido/película» to finish, end
    ¿te falta mucho? — no, ya casi acabo do you have much to do? — no, I've nearly finished
    todavía no he acabado I haven't finished yet, I'm not through yet ( colloq)
    2 acabar CON algo/algn to finish WITH sth/sb
    ¿has acabado con esto? have you finished with this?
    ven cuando acabes con lo que estás haciendo come as soon as you've finished what you're doing
    espera, que todavía no he acabado contigo wait a minute, I haven't finished with you yet
    cuando acabes con Cristina ¿me puedes atender a mí? when you've finished with o ( colloq) when you're through with Cristina, can you help me?
    3 «novios» to split up, break up acabar CON algn to break up o split up WITH sb, finish WITH sb
    he acabado con ella I've broken up with o split up with o finished with her, I'm through with her ( colloq)
    4 acabar DE + INF:
    cuando acabes de leer el libro me lo pasas ¿vale? will you lend me the book when you've finished (reading) it?
    todavía no he acabado de pagar la casa I still haven't finished paying for the house
    para acabar de arreglarlo, se puso a llover and to top it all o cap it all o make matters worse, it began to rain
    ¡acabáramos! ( fam); now I get it! ( colloq)
    ¡acabáramos! así que lo que quería era dinero now I get it! it was money he was after
    es que vivió siete años en Tokio — ¡acabáramos! con razón habla tan bien japonés she lived in Tokyo for seven years, you know — oh, I see! that's why she speaks Japanese so well
    5 acabar + GER or acabar POR + INF to end up -ING
    acabarán por aceptarlo or aceptándolo they'll end up accepting it, they'll accept it in the end
    B (+ compl):
    la palabra acaba en or por `r' the word ends in `r'
    por este lado acaba en punta this side ends in a point
    acabamos cansadísimos by the end we were dead tired
    ¿en qué acabó lo de anoche? how did things end up last night?
    tanta historia para acabar en nada all that fuss for nothing
    siempre decía que ese chico iba a acabar mal I always said that boy would come to no good
    no te metas que esto puede acabar mal don't get involved, things could turn nasty o get ugly
    la película acabó bien the movie had a happy ending
    (terminar, destruir): acabó con todos los bombones he finished off o ( colloq) polished off all the chocolates
    en dos años acabó con la herencia he went through his inheritance in two years
    si tratas así los zapatos vas a acabar con ellos en dos días if you treat your shoes like that, they'll be ruined o you'll wear them out in a couple of days
    estás acabando con mi paciencia you're trying my patience, I'm running out of patience with you
    este escándalo puede acabar con su carrera this scandal could ruin o finish his career
    hay que acabar con este tipo de discriminaciones this sort of discrimination must be eliminated o eradicated, we/they must do away with o put an end to o put a stop to this sort of discrimination
    B ( fam)
    (matar): sabe demasiado, hay que acabar con él he knows too much, we're going to have to eliminate him o ( colloq) get rid of him
    este clima/niño va a acabar conmigo this weather/child will be the death of me
    acaba de salir she's just gone out
    acababa de meterme en la cama cuando sonó el teléfono I had just got into bed when the telephone rang
    acabo de comer I've just eaten
    B no acabar DE + INF:
    no acaba de convencerme la idea I'm not totally convinced by the idea
    no acabo de entenderlo I just don't understand
    el color no me acaba de gustar or ( Esp fam) no me acaba I'm not too sure I like the color, I'm not too sure about the color
    ■ acabar
    vt
    A ‹trabajo› to finish
    ya acabé el libro I've finished the book
    no logró acabar el curso he didn't manage to finish o complete the course
    iré cuando acabe lo que estoy haciendo I'll go when I've finished what I'm doing
    B
    (destrozar): el esfuerzo lo acabó y tuvo que abandonar la carrera he was exhausted by the effort and had to drop out of the race
    la tragedia la acabó the tragedy destroyed o killed her
    A
    (terminarse): se nos ha acabado el café we've run out of coffee, the coffee's run out, we're out of coffee ( colloq)
    se le acabaron las fuerzas he ran out of energy o ( colloq) steam
    se me está acabando la paciencia I'm running out of patience
    el trabajo de la casa no se acaba nunca housework is a never-ending o an endless job
    se fue él y se acabaron los problemas as soon as he left, the problems ended
    ¡esto se acabó! no lo aguanto más that's it! I can't take any more
    y (san) se acabó ( fam); and that's that
    le dices que no quieres y (san) se acabó tell him you don't want to and that's that
    te he dicho que no vas y (san) se acabó I've told you you're not going and that's all there is to it! o and that's that! o and let that be an end to it!
    B
    1 ( liter)
    (morir): se fue acabando poco a poco she slowly slipped away, her life's breath slowly ebbed away ( liter)
    2
    ( Méx) (quedar destrozado): se acabó en ese trabajo that job finished him off o did for him ( colloq)
    C ( enf) (comer) to finish, finish up
    acábate todas las lentejas finish (up) all the lentils
    * * *

     

    acabar ( conjugate acabar) verbo intransitivo
    1
    a) [reunión/película] to finish, end;

    [ persona] to finish;
    [ novios] to split up;

    b) (en un estado, situación) to end up;



    (+ compl)

    ese chico va a acabar mal that boy will come to no good;
    la película acabó bien the movie had a happy ending;
    acabarán aceptándolo o por aceptarlo they'll end up accepting it;
    acabar de algo to end up as sth;
    acabó de camarero he ended up (working) as a waiter
    c) ( rematar) acabar en algo to end in sth

    2

    a) acabar con algo ( terminar) ‹con libro/tarea› to finish with sth;

    con bombones/bebidas to finish off sth;
    con salud/carrera to ruin sth;
    con sueldo/herencia› to fritter away sth;
    con abuso/problema› to put an end to sth
    b) (fam) acabar con algn ( pelearse) to finish with sb;

    ( matar) to do away with sb (colloq);

    3

    a) ( terminar) acabar de hacer algo to finish doing sth;




    acababa de meterme en la cama cuando … I had just got into bed when …
    c) ( llegar a):


    no acababa de gustarle she wasn't totally happy about it
    verbo transitivo ‹trabajo/libro to finish;
    curso/carrera to finish, complete
    acabarse verbo pronominal
    1 ( terminarse) [provisiones/comida] to run out;
    [ problema] to be over;
    [reunión/fiesta/curso] to end;
    [ proyecto] to finish, come to an end;
    [ año] to come to an end;

    se le acabaron las fuerzas he ran out of energy;
    un trabajo que no se acaba nunca a never-ending o an endless task;
    ¡esto se acabó! that's it!
    2 ( enf) ( comer) to finish (up)
    acabar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 to finish (off) ➣ Ver nota en finish 2 (completar) to complete
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 to finish, end: todo acabó bien, it all ended happily 2 acabar con (agotar las existencias) to finish something
    figurado estás acabando con mi paciencia, I'm losing my patience with you
    (romper algo) to break something
    (matar) to kill: la droga está acabando con él, he's killing himself with drugs
    (destruir, eliminar) to destroy something: hay que acabar con la tortura, we must get rid of torture
    figurado las presiones acabaron con su carrera política, the overwhelming pressure finished off his political career 3 acabar de: acaba de llegar de Río, he's just arrived from Río
    no acaba de decidirse, she hasn't made up her mind yet 4 acabar en: el partido de fútbol acabó en tragedia, the football match ended in tragedy 5 acabar por/acabar + gerundio acabé creyendo/por creer que estaba loca, I ended up thinking she was mad
    ' acabar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    apurar
    - finiquitar
    - incompleta
    - incompleto
    - levantarse
    - paciencia
    - temblar
    - terminar
    - tabla
    English:
    barrier
    - break
    - break down
    - burial
    - complete
    - distance
    - drag on
    - end
    - end up
    - fade
    - finish
    - finish up
    - get over
    - get through
    - grief
    - illiteracy
    - it
    - paid
    - racism
    - round off
    - settle
    - sink
    - stamp out
    - there
    - time-wasting
    - use up
    - wind up
    - destroy
    - do
    - finished
    - get
    - kill
    - near
    - smash
    - stop
    - wind
    - wipe
    * * *
    vt
    [terminar] to finish;
    hemos acabado el trabajo we've finished the work;
    todavía no ha acabado el primer plato he still hasn't finished his first course;
    acabamos el viaje en Canadá our journey ended in Canada;
    la bufanda está sin acabar the scarf isn't finished yet;
    RP Fam
    ¡acabala! that's enough!
    vi
    1. [terminar] to finish, to end;
    el cuchillo acaba en punta the knife ends in a point;
    el asunto acabó mal o [m5] de mala manera the affair finished o ended badly;
    detesto las películas que acaban bien I hate films that have a happy ending;
    acabó sus días en el exilio he ended his days in exile;
    ése acabará en la cárcel he'll end up in jail;
    cuando acabes, avísame tell me when you've finished;
    acabar de hacer algo to finish doing sth;
    acabar de trabajar/comer to finish working/eating;
    acabar con algo to finish with sth;
    ¿has acabado con el martillo? have o are you finished with the hammer?;
    acabar por hacer algo, acabar haciendo algo to end up doing sth;
    acabarán por llamar o [m5] llamando they'll call eventually o sooner or later;
    Fam
    ¡acabáramos! so that's what it was!
    2. [haber hecho recientemente]
    acabar de hacer algo to have just done sth;
    acabo de llegar I've just arrived
    3.
    acabar con [destruir] [enemigo] to destroy;
    [salud] to ruin; [violencia, crimen] to put an end to;
    acabar con la paciencia de alguien to exhaust sb's patience;
    está acabando con mi paciencia she's trying my patience;
    acabaron con todas las provisiones they used up all the provisions;
    la droga acabó con él drugs killed him;
    ¡ese niño va a acabar conmigo! that boy will be the death of me!
    4. [volverse] to end up;
    acabar loco to end up (going) mad
    5. [en construcciones con infinitivo]
    no acabo de entenderlo I can't quite understand it;
    no acaba de parecerme bien I don't really think it's a very good idea;
    no acaba de gustarme del todo I just don't really like it;
    el plan no me acaba de convencer I'm not totally convinced by the plan
    6. RP, Ven Fam [tener un orgasmo] to come
    7. Comp
    de nunca acabar never-ending;
    este proyecto es el cuento de nunca acabar this project just seems to go on and on
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 finish
    2
    :
    acabé haciéndolo yo I ended up doing it myself
    II v/i
    1 de persona finish; de función, acontecimiento finish, end;
    acabar con put an end to; caramelos finish off; persona destroy;
    acabar en end in;
    acabar en punta end in a point;
    acabar bien/mal end well/badly;
    va a acabar mal fam this is going to end badly; persona he’ll come to no good o
    to a bad end;
    acabó por comprender in the end he understood;
    no acabo de comprender I still don’t understand;
    es cosa de nunca acabar it’s never-ending;
    ¡acabáramos! now I get it!;
    ¡acaba ya! hurry up and finish!;
    la cosa no acaba aquí and that’s not all, and there’s worse
    2
    :
    acabar de hacer algo have just done sth;
    acabo de escribirlo I’ve just written it
    * * *
    acabar vi
    1) terminar: to finish, to end
    2)
    acabar de : to have just (done something)
    acabo de ver a tu hermano: I just saw your brother
    3)
    acabar con : to put an end to, to stamp out
    acabar vt
    terminar: to finish
    * * *
    acabar vb
    1. (terminar) to finish
    2. (acción, objeto) to end

    Spanish-English dictionary > acabar

  • 7 acristalado

    adj.
    glass-like, glazed.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: acristalar.
    * * *
    ADJ glazed
    * * *
    = glass-enclosed, glazed, glassed.
    Ex. When he arrived back at the media center, Anthony Datto whisked straight away into his glass-enclosed office, to the right of the entrance.
    Ex. Large glazed areas mean that users can enjoy natural daylight, but double glazing, tinting, or architectural shading are necessary to alleviate the worst effects of noise, solar gain and solar glare = Las áreas acristaladas permiten que los usuarios puedan disfrutar de la luz natural, aunque el doble acristalamiento, los cristales ahumados, o las sombras arquitectónicas son necesarios para reducir los efectos negativos del ruido, la radiación solar y el resplandor del sol.
    Ex. The frame has only horizontal beams into which the glassed panels are placed.
    ----
    * porche acristalado = conservatory.
    * * *
    = glass-enclosed, glazed, glassed.

    Ex: When he arrived back at the media center, Anthony Datto whisked straight away into his glass-enclosed office, to the right of the entrance.

    Ex: Large glazed areas mean that users can enjoy natural daylight, but double glazing, tinting, or architectural shading are necessary to alleviate the worst effects of noise, solar gain and solar glare = Las áreas acristaladas permiten que los usuarios puedan disfrutar de la luz natural, aunque el doble acristalamiento, los cristales ahumados, o las sombras arquitectónicas son necesarios para reducir los efectos negativos del ruido, la radiación solar y el resplandor del sol.
    Ex: The frame has only horizontal beams into which the glassed panels are placed.
    * porche acristalado = conservatory.

    * * *
    glazed
    * * *
    acristalado, -a adj
    [terraza, galería] glazed

    Spanish-English dictionary > acristalado

  • 8 acristalamiento doble

    m.
    double glazing.
    * * *
    Ex. Large glazed areas mean that users can enjoy natural daylight, but double glazing, tinting, or architectural shading are necessary to alleviate the worst effects of noise, solar gain and solar glare = Las áreas acristaladas permiten que los usuarios puedan disfrutar de la luz natural, aunque el doble acristalamiento, los cristales ahumados, o las sombras arquitectónicas son necesarios para reducir los efectos negativos del ruido, la radiación solar y el resplandor del sol.
    * * *

    Ex: Large glazed areas mean that users can enjoy natural daylight, but double glazing, tinting, or architectural shading are necessary to alleviate the worst effects of noise, solar gain and solar glare = Las áreas acristaladas permiten que los usuarios puedan disfrutar de la luz natural, aunque el doble acristalamiento, los cristales ahumados, o las sombras arquitectónicas son necesarios para reducir los efectos negativos del ruido, la radiación solar y el resplandor del sol.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acristalamiento doble

  • 9 actuación

    f.
    1 behavior, behaviour, conduct.
    2 acting, play-acting.
    3 pretense, airs, show.
    4 judicial action, proceeding, action.
    * * *
    1 (en cine, teatro) performance
    2 (intervención) intervention, action
    3 DERECHO legal proceedings plural
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=intervención) [de cantante, deportista] performance; [de actor] acting

    actuación en directo, actuación en vivo — live performance

    2) (=espectáculo)
    3) (=acción) action
    4) (=conducta) behaviour, behavior (EEUU), conduct

    la actuación de la policía en la manifestaciónthe behaviour o conduct of the police at the demonstration

    5) pl actuaciones (Jur) (legal) proceedings
    * * *
    a) ( acción) action
    b) (Cin, Dep, Teatr) performance
    c) ( conducta) conduct
    d) (recital, sesión) performance, concert
    * * *
    = action, effort, initiative, performance, enactment, engagement, move, deed, action, implementation, measure.
    Ex. Americans, convinced that education could be the panacea for all their ills, answered with vigorous action.
    Ex. Co-operative, carefully planned and financed internationally backed efforts have been the keynote of more recent activity.
    Ex. These discussions will influence subsequent planning initiatives with regard to the design and layout of the new building.
    Ex. The totals and averages at the right-hand side if the screen give summary information about the performance of the vendor.
    Ex. To re-emphasize a point that cannot be over-emphasized: reading aloud to children of all ages is vital, if for no other reason, because this is the way we learn how to turn cold print into a dramatic enactment in the theater of our imagination.
    Ex. Any attempt to coerce a response without good reason based on that child's present predicament is to place in jeopardy the child's willing engagement now and in the future.
    Ex. This move has probably affirmed the future of DC.
    Ex. Books were kept for historical records of deeds done by the inhabitants: their worthy acts as well as their sins.
    Ex. Coates believed that in order to conceptualise an action it is necessary to visualise the thing on which the action is being performed.
    Ex. This software is important to the further implementation of the record format, especially in developing countries.
    Ex. If we as a society hope to deal with a very real and important issue, the implementation of this popular measure is a good place to start.
    ----
    * actuación académica = learning performance.
    * actuación como intermediario = mediating.
    * actuación común = concerted effort.
    * actuación concertada = concerted action.
    * actuación en vivo = live performance, live entertainment, live entertainment.
    * actuación estelar = star performance.
    * actuación legal = legal action, legal proceedings.
    * actuación militar = military action.
    * actuación musical = musical event, musical performance, music performance.
    * actuación positiva = positive action.
    * actuación relacionada con la información = information action.
    * actuación simbólica = symbolic action.
    * ámbito de actuación = sphere of activity, sphere of influence, arena for activity, extent of activity.
    * ámbito geográfico de actuación = catchment area.
    * área de actuación = area for action, area of policy, policy area.
    * calendario de actuación = time scale [timescale], action agenda.
    * calendario de actuaciones = action agenda.
    * campo de actuación = purview, scope, sphere of interest.
    * de actuación = for action.
    * decisión sobre qué política de actuación seguir = policy decision.
    * fase de actuación = implementation stage, stage of implementation.
    * línea de actuación = course of action, line of attack, operational line, action line, prong, line of direction.
    * llevar a cabo una actuación común = make + a concerted effort.
    * método de actuación = clinical practice.
    * organizar una actuación musical = put on + musical event.
    * pautas de actuación = best practices.
    * plan de actuación = action plan, business plan, plan of action, action statement, road map [roadmap], plan for action, response plan.
    * política de actuación = policy.
    * principio de actuación = governing principle.
    * programa de actuación = programme of action, action programme, action plan, operating programme.
    * * *
    a) ( acción) action
    b) (Cin, Dep, Teatr) performance
    c) ( conducta) conduct
    d) (recital, sesión) performance, concert
    * * *
    = action, effort, initiative, performance, enactment, engagement, move, deed, action, implementation, measure.

    Ex: Americans, convinced that education could be the panacea for all their ills, answered with vigorous action.

    Ex: Co-operative, carefully planned and financed internationally backed efforts have been the keynote of more recent activity.
    Ex: These discussions will influence subsequent planning initiatives with regard to the design and layout of the new building.
    Ex: The totals and averages at the right-hand side if the screen give summary information about the performance of the vendor.
    Ex: To re-emphasize a point that cannot be over-emphasized: reading aloud to children of all ages is vital, if for no other reason, because this is the way we learn how to turn cold print into a dramatic enactment in the theater of our imagination.
    Ex: Any attempt to coerce a response without good reason based on that child's present predicament is to place in jeopardy the child's willing engagement now and in the future.
    Ex: This move has probably affirmed the future of DC.
    Ex: Books were kept for historical records of deeds done by the inhabitants: their worthy acts as well as their sins.
    Ex: Coates believed that in order to conceptualise an action it is necessary to visualise the thing on which the action is being performed.
    Ex: This software is important to the further implementation of the record format, especially in developing countries.
    Ex: If we as a society hope to deal with a very real and important issue, the implementation of this popular measure is a good place to start.
    * actuación académica = learning performance.
    * actuación como intermediario = mediating.
    * actuación común = concerted effort.
    * actuación concertada = concerted action.
    * actuación en vivo = live performance, live entertainment, live entertainment.
    * actuación estelar = star performance.
    * actuación legal = legal action, legal proceedings.
    * actuación militar = military action.
    * actuación musical = musical event, musical performance, music performance.
    * actuación positiva = positive action.
    * actuación relacionada con la información = information action.
    * actuación simbólica = symbolic action.
    * ámbito de actuación = sphere of activity, sphere of influence, arena for activity, extent of activity.
    * ámbito geográfico de actuación = catchment area.
    * área de actuación = area for action, area of policy, policy area.
    * calendario de actuación = time scale [timescale], action agenda.
    * calendario de actuaciones = action agenda.
    * campo de actuación = purview, scope, sphere of interest.
    * de actuación = for action.
    * decisión sobre qué política de actuación seguir = policy decision.
    * fase de actuación = implementation stage, stage of implementation.
    * línea de actuación = course of action, line of attack, operational line, action line, prong, line of direction.
    * llevar a cabo una actuación común = make + a concerted effort.
    * método de actuación = clinical practice.
    * organizar una actuación musical = put on + musical event.
    * pautas de actuación = best practices.
    * plan de actuación = action plan, business plan, plan of action, action statement, road map [roadmap], plan for action, response plan.
    * política de actuación = policy.
    * principio de actuación = governing principle.
    * programa de actuación = programme of action, action programme, action plan, operating programme.

    * * *
    A
    1 (acción) performance
    el premio a la mejor actuación the prize for the best performance
    es un buen guión pero la actuación es pésima the script is good but the acting is appalling
    la brillante actuación del equipo/del abogado the team's/lawyer's brilliant performance
    criticó la actuación de la policía he criticized the conduct of the police
    2 (recital, sesión) performance
    3 ( Ling) performance
    B actuaciones fpl ( Der) proceedings (pl)
    podría dar lugar a actuaciones penales it could give rise to criminal proceedings
    * * *

     

    actuación sustantivo femenino

    b) (Cin, Dep, Teatr) performance;



    d) (recital, sesión) performance, concert

    actuación sustantivo femenino
    1 (interpretación, participación) performance
    2 (intervención) intervention, action: su actuación fue decisiva para que no murieran ahogados, her intervention was decisive in preventing them from drowning
    ' actuación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ámbito
    - arbitrariedad
    - broche
    - concertar
    - intervención
    - operación
    - papelón
    - teatralidad
    - aprobación
    - aprobar
    - bravo
    - brillante
    - cometido
    - desafortunado
    - deslucido
    - destacado
    - discreto
    - espontáneo
    - improvisación
    - irrepetible
    - lucido
    - magistral
    - notable
    - papel
    - pobre
    - precipitado
    - rematar
    - sobresaliente
    - valorar
    - vivo
    English:
    appearance
    - booking
    - gig
    - impromptu
    - match up
    - number
    - optimum
    - performance
    - scintillating
    - showing
    - spirited
    - unconvincing
    - uninspired
    - wooden
    - action
    - cameo
    - feature
    - highlight
    - star
    - venue
    * * *
    1. [conducta, proceder] conduct, behaviour
    2. [interpretación] performance;
    la actuación del protagonista es excelente the main character gives an excellent performance;
    esta tarde vamos a una actuación de unos cómicos we're going to a comedy show this evening;
    con la actuación estelar de… starring…;
    tuvo una actuación muy decepcionante she gave a very disappointing performance
    3. Der
    actuaciones proceedings
    4. Ling performance
    * * *
    f
    1 TEA performance
    2 ( intervención) intervention
    3
    :
    actuaciones pl JUR proceedings
    * * *
    actuación nf, pl - ciones
    1) : performance
    2) actuaciones nfpl
    diligencias: proceedings
    * * *
    1. (representación) performance
    2. (acción) action

    Spanish-English dictionary > actuación

  • 10 adverso

    adj.
    1 adverse, bad, averse, opposed.
    2 negative, harmful.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: adversar.
    * * *
    1 adverse, unfavourable (US unfavorable)
    2 (opuesto) opposite
    3 (adversario) opposing
    \
    condiciones adversas adverse conditions
    * * *
    (f. - adversa)
    adj.
    adverse, unfavorable
    * * *
    ADJ [lado] opposite, facing; [resultado etc] adverse; [suerte] bad
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo <circunstancias/resultado> adverse

    la suerte le fue adversa — (liter) fortune did not favor him (liter)

    * * *
    = adverse, untoward, averse.
    Ex. An increase in recall tends to have an adverse effect on another measure of performance, precision -- as recall is increased precision is lowered.
    Ex. Efforts to destigmatize euthanasia or even encourage it for some groups may have the untoward effect of promoting suicide in other groups.
    Ex. The advantage of an acoustic pulse as the averse stimulus is discussed.
    ----
    * circunstancia adversa = adverse circumstance.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo <circunstancias/resultado> adverse

    la suerte le fue adversa — (liter) fortune did not favor him (liter)

    * * *
    = adverse, untoward, averse.

    Ex: An increase in recall tends to have an adverse effect on another measure of performance, precision -- as recall is increased precision is lowered.

    Ex: Efforts to destigmatize euthanasia or even encourage it for some groups may have the untoward effect of promoting suicide in other groups.
    Ex: The advantage of an acoustic pulse as the averse stimulus is discussed.
    * circunstancia adversa = adverse circumstance.

    * * *
    adverso -sa
    ‹circunstancias/resultado› adverse
    la suerte le fue adversa ( liter); fortune did not favor him ( liter)
    * * *

    adverso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo ‹circunstancias/resultado adverse

    adverso,-a adjetivo adverse

    ' adverso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adversa
    English:
    adverse
    - unfavorable
    - unfavourable
    - unsympathetic
    - untoward
    * * *
    adverso, -a adj
    1. [condiciones] adverse;
    incluso en las condiciones más adversas even in the worst o most adverse conditions
    2. [destino] unkind
    3. [suerte] bad;
    la suerte le fue adversa fate was unkind to him
    4. [viento] unfavourable
    * * *
    adj adverse;
    suerte adversa bad luck
    * * *
    adverso, -sa adj
    desfavorable: adverse, unfavorable
    adversamente adv

    Spanish-English dictionary > adverso

  • 11 afectado

    adj.
    1 affected, impressed, cut-up.
    2 affected, concerned, interested.
    3 affected, hammy, unnatural.
    f. & m.
    sufferer.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: afectar.
    * * *
    1→ link=afectar afectar
    1 (gen) affected
    2 (emocionado) affected, upset
    \
    estar afectado,-a de to be suffering from
    * * *
    (f. - afectada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=forzado) [acento, persona] affected; [estilo] stilted, precious
    2) (Med) (=aquejado)

    estar afectado Méx to be consumptive; Cono Sur to be hurt

    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) <gestos/acento> affected
    b) <área/órgano> affected

    está afectado de una grave enfermedad — (frml) he is suffering from a serious disease

    * * *
    = affected, mannered, concerned, devastated, stilted, camp, shaken.
    Ex. A collection of such affected words from the Latin and Greek are either to be used warily or to be rejected totally as barbarous.
    Ex. Since 1975 his work has become mannered and predictable.
    Ex. Mainframe computers are rarely dedicated to the library's own sole application, unless the library concerned happens to be a national library, offering online access to its data bases to a wide audience.
    Ex. The most devastated countries have seen almost no debt relief, and most of the bank's aid has come in the form of loans, not grants.
    Ex. His eccentricity was stilted and contrived.
    Ex. There is an obvious positive correlation between camp behaviour and homosexuality.
    Ex. I felt lorn and bereft, then suddenly it was gone, leaving me empty and shaken the way a storm shakes the land and the sea.
    ----
    * afectado por el oídio = mildewed.
    * afectado por la sequía = drought-plagued, drought-parched.
    * afectado por las inundaciones = flood-hit.
    * afectado por las mareas = tidal.
    * evitar ser afectado = escape + unaffected.
    * no verse afectado = be none the worse for wear, be none the worse for (that).
    * peor afectado = worst-hit.
    * usar sobre la zona afectada = use + topically.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) <gestos/acento> affected
    b) <área/órgano> affected

    está afectado de una grave enfermedad — (frml) he is suffering from a serious disease

    * * *
    = affected, mannered, concerned, devastated, stilted, camp, shaken.

    Ex: A collection of such affected words from the Latin and Greek are either to be used warily or to be rejected totally as barbarous.

    Ex: Since 1975 his work has become mannered and predictable.
    Ex: Mainframe computers are rarely dedicated to the library's own sole application, unless the library concerned happens to be a national library, offering online access to its data bases to a wide audience.
    Ex: The most devastated countries have seen almost no debt relief, and most of the bank's aid has come in the form of loans, not grants.
    Ex: His eccentricity was stilted and contrived.
    Ex: There is an obvious positive correlation between camp behaviour and homosexuality.
    Ex: I felt lorn and bereft, then suddenly it was gone, leaving me empty and shaken the way a storm shakes the land and the sea.
    * afectado por el oídio = mildewed.
    * afectado por la sequía = drought-plagued, drought-parched.
    * afectado por las inundaciones = flood-hit.
    * afectado por las mareas = tidal.
    * evitar ser afectado = escape + unaffected.
    * no verse afectado = be none the worse for wear, be none the worse for (that).
    * peor afectado = worst-hit.
    * usar sobre la zona afectada = use + topically.

    * * *
    affected
    * * *

     

    Del verbo afectar: ( conjugate afectar)

    afectado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    afectado    
    afectar
    afectado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a)gestos/acento affected

    b)área/órgano affected;


    afectar ( conjugate afectar) verbo transitivo
    1


    b) ( afligir) to affect (frml);


    2 ( fingir) ‹admiración/indiferencia to affect, feign
    afectado,-a I adj (amanerado) affected
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino los afectados por el terremoto, those affected by the earthquake
    los afectados de hepatitis, the hepatitis victims
    afectar verbo transitivo
    1 (incumbir) to affect: la medida nos afecta a todos, the measure affects us all
    2 (impresionar, entristecer) to affect, sadden: le afectó mucho la muerte de su padre, she was deeply affected by her father's death
    ' afectado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    afectada I
    - hinchada
    - hinchado
    - remilgada
    - remilgado
    - retórica
    - amanerado
    English:
    affected
    - concerned
    - precious
    - self-conscious
    - unaffected
    - unnatural
    - untouched
    - visibly
    - any
    - camp
    - diseased
    - Down's syndrome
    - fog
    - hard
    - self
    - stricken
    - suffer
    * * *
    afectado, -a
    adj
    1. [amanerado] affected
    2. [afligido] upset, badly affected
    3. RP [asignado] assigned
    nm,f
    victim;
    los afectados por las inundaciones serán indemnizados the people affected by the floods will receive compensation
    * * *
    I adj
    1 ( afligido) upset ( por by)
    2 ( amanerado) affected
    II m, afectada f
    :
    es un afectado he is so affected
    * * *
    afectado, -da adj
    1) : affected, mannered
    2) : influenced
    3) : afflicted
    4) : feigned
    * * *
    afectado adj (conmovido) affected / upset

    Spanish-English dictionary > afectado

  • 12 agravar

    v.
    1 to aggravate.
    Su soberbia enconó la ira de María His pride exacerbated Ann's wrath.
    2 to make more sick, to make more ill, to make sicker.
    * * *
    1 to aggravate, worsen
    1 to get worse, worsen
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=hacer más grave) [+ pena] to increase; [+ dolor] to make worse; [+ situación] to aggravate; (fig) (=oprimir) to oppress, burden ( con with)
    2) (=hacer más pesado) to weigh down, make heavier
    2.
    VI
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to make... worse, aggravate
    2.
    agravarse v pron problema/situación to become worse, worsen; enfermo to deteriorate, get worse
    * * *
    = aggravate, exacerbate.
    Ex. This situation has been severely aggravated by the sudden withdrawal of nearly a decade of federal largesse toward education and education-related activities.
    Ex. They exist in manual systems, and as we have already pointed out, they are only exacerbated by automated systems.
    ----
    * agravarse = see + at their worst, flare up.
    * agravar una crisis = exacerbate + crisis.
    * agravar una situación = exacerbate + situation, aggravate + situation.
    * agravar un conflicto = exacerbate + conflict.
    * agravar un problema = compound + problem.
    * dificultades + agravarse = difficulties + exacerbate.
    * problema + agravar = problem + exacerbate.
    * situación + agravar = situation + exacerbate.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to make... worse, aggravate
    2.
    agravarse v pron problema/situación to become worse, worsen; enfermo to deteriorate, get worse
    * * *
    = aggravate, exacerbate.

    Ex: This situation has been severely aggravated by the sudden withdrawal of nearly a decade of federal largesse toward education and education-related activities.

    Ex: They exist in manual systems, and as we have already pointed out, they are only exacerbated by automated systems.
    * agravarse = see + at their worst, flare up.
    * agravar una crisis = exacerbate + crisis.
    * agravar una situación = exacerbate + situation, aggravate + situation.
    * agravar un conflicto = exacerbate + conflict.
    * agravar un problema = compound + problem.
    * dificultades + agravarse = difficulties + exacerbate.
    * problema + agravar = problem + exacerbate.
    * situación + agravar = situation + exacerbate.

    * * *
    agravar [A1 ]
    vt
    to make … worse, aggravate
    «problema/situación» to become worse, worsen; «enfermo» to deteriorate, get worse
    * * *

    agravar ( conjugate agravar) verbo transitivo
    to make … worse, aggravate
    agravarse verbo pronominal [problema/situación] to become worse, worsen;
    [ enfermo] to deteriorate, get worse
    agravar verbo transitivo to aggravate
    ' agravar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    aggravate
    - compound
    - exacerbate
    * * *
    vt
    [situación, enfermedad] to aggravate
    * * *
    v/t make worse, aggravate
    * * *
    1) : to increase (weight), to make heavier
    2) empeorar: to aggravate, to worsen
    * * *
    agravar vb to make worse

    Spanish-English dictionary > agravar

  • 13 agravarse

    pron.v.
    to worsen, get worse.
    * * *
    1 to get worse, worsen
    * * *
    VPR (=empeorarse) to worsen, get worse
    * * *
    (v.) = see + at their worst, flare up
    Ex. The problems of retrospective bibliography, as indeed of national library development, are usually seen at their worst in former colonial territories which have evolved late into nationhood.
    Ex. There will always be conflicts that flare up suddenly and call for a rapid response.
    * * *
    (v.) = see + at their worst, flare up

    Ex: The problems of retrospective bibliography, as indeed of national library development, are usually seen at their worst in former colonial territories which have evolved late into nationhood.

    Ex: There will always be conflicts that flare up suddenly and call for a rapid response.

    * * *

    ■agravarse verbo reflexivo to worsen, get worse
    ' agravarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agravar
    English:
    snowball
    * * *
    vpr
    to get worse, to worsen
    * * *
    v/r get worse, deteriorate
    * * *
    vr

    Spanish-English dictionary > agravarse

  • 14 agresor

    adj.
    aggressive, attacking.
    m.
    1 aggressor, attacker, assailant, assaulter.
    2 tortfeasor, tort-feasor.
    * * *
    1 attacking
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 aggressor, attacker
    * * *
    (f. - agresora)
    noun
    2) assailant, attacker
    * * *
    agresor, -a
    1.
    ADJ
    2.
    SM / F (=atacante) aggressor, attacker; (Jur) assailant
    * * *
    I
    - sora adjetivo < ejército> attacking (before n); < país> aggressor (before n)
    II
    - sora masculino, femenino (país, ejército) aggressor; ( persona) attacker, assailant (frml)
    * * *
    = assailant, attacker.
    Ex. If the worst comes to the worst and you are attacked, try to escape rather than fight back, especially if you believe that your assailant may be armed.
    Ex. A murder victim shot through the heart in a gang-related killing managed to name his attacker 'in his dying breath'.
    * * *
    I
    - sora adjetivo < ejército> attacking (before n); < país> aggressor (before n)
    II
    - sora masculino, femenino (país, ejército) aggressor; ( persona) attacker, assailant (frml)
    * * *
    = assailant, attacker.

    Ex: If the worst comes to the worst and you are attacked, try to escape rather than fight back, especially if you believe that your assailant may be armed.

    Ex: A murder victim shot through the heart in a gang-related killing managed to name his attacker 'in his dying breath'.

    * * *
    ‹ejército› attacking ( before n); ‹país› aggressor ( before n)
    masculine, feminine
    aggressor
    no pudo identificar a su agresor ( frml); she was unable to identify her attacker o ( frml) assailant
    * * *

    agresor
    ◊ - sora adjetivo ‹ ejército attacking ( before n);


    país aggressor ( before n)
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (país, ejército) aggressor;
    ( persona) attacker, assailant (frml)
    agresor,-ora
    I sustantivo masculino y femenino aggressor, attacker
    II adjetivo attacking
    ' agresor' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agresora
    - violador
    English:
    assailant
    - attacker
    - might
    - motionless
    - sex offender
    * * *
    agresor, -ora nm,f
    attacker, assailant
    * * *
    m, agresora f aggressor;
    no pudo identificar a su agresor she could not identify her attacker
    * * *
    agresor, - sora adj
    : hostile, attacking
    1) : aggressor
    2) : assailant, attacker

    Spanish-English dictionary > agresor

  • 15 alegrarse de

    v.
    1 to be glad of, to be happy with, to be glad about, to feel glad about.
    María celebró su buena fortuna Mary celebrated her good fortune.
    2 to be happy to, to be glad to.
    * * *
    (v.) = be glad (to), rejoice in
    Ex. And at worst, if the trip is a flop (it happens!), at least he is glad to get back to work.
    Ex. I cannot tell you how happy we in the circulation department will all be to put an end once and for all to the smiling delinquent patron who rejoices in paying his fine because he is thereby 'supporting a worthy cause'.
    * * *
    (v.) = be glad (to), rejoice in

    Ex: And at worst, if the trip is a flop (it happens!), at least he is glad to get back to work.

    Ex: I cannot tell you how happy we in the circulation department will all be to put an end once and for all to the smiling delinquent patron who rejoices in paying his fine because he is thereby 'supporting a worthy cause'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > alegrarse de

  • 16 altruismo

    m.
    altruism.
    * * *
    1 altruism
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino altruism
    * * *
    Ex. Of course, the notion of service, though appealing to our altruism, also does have less attractive connotations of deference and, at worst, inferiority.
    * * *
    masculino altruism
    * * *

    Ex: Of course, the notion of service, though appealing to our altruism, also does have less attractive connotations of deference and, at worst, inferiority.

    * * *
    altruism
    * * *

    altruismo sustantivo masculino
    altruism
    altruismo sustantivo masculino altruism
    ' altruismo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    desinterés
    English:
    altruism
    - selflessness
    * * *
    altruism;
    con altruismo altruistically
    * * *
    m altruism
    * * *
    : altruism

    Spanish-English dictionary > altruismo

  • 17 alumno

    m.
    pupil, student.
    * * *
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    \
    alumno externo day pupil
    antiguo alumno (de colegio) old boy, former pupil 2 (de universidad) old student, former student
    * * *
    (f. - alumna)
    noun
    2) pupil, schoolboy, schoolgirl
    * * *
    alumno, -a
    SM / F
    1) (Escol) pupil; (Univ) student

    antiguo alumno — (Escol) old boy, former pupil, alumnus (EEUU); (Univ) old student, former student, alumnus (EEUU)

    alumno/a externo/a — day pupil

    alumno/a interno/a — boarder

    2) (Jur) ward, foster child
    * * *
    - na masculino, femenino ( de colegio) pupil; ( de universidad) student

    antiguos alumnos or ex-alumnos de la universidad — ex-students o (AmE) alumni of the university

    * * *
    = pupil, student, learner.
    Ex. It describes the annual hobby exchanges week for 6th grade pupils at King's Cristian School library, when pupils swap collectable items eg baseball cards, stamps, coins and shells.
    Ex. Schoolchildren, students, and other whose native language is written in a non-Roman script may find alphabetical order according to Roman characters an almost insurmountable hurdle in the use of catalogues and indexes.
    Ex. Learning takes place in one environment but is put to work in another, and the learner is left to make the transition.
    ----
    * alumna de un colegio de educación mixta = co-ed.
    * alumno de autoescuela = learner driver.
    * alumno de cuarto = fourth grader.
    * alumno de cuarto año = fourth grader.
    * alumno de cuarto curso = fourth grader.
    * alumno de cuarto grado = fourth grader.
    * alumno de primer año = first grader.
    * alumno de primer curso = first grader.
    * alumno de primero = first grader.
    * alumno de quinto = fifth grader.
    * alumno de quinto año = fifth grader.
    * alumno de quinto curso = fifth grader.
    * alumno de segundo = second grader.
    * alumno de segundo año = second grader.
    * alumno de segundo curso = second grader.
    * alumno de séptimo = seventh grader.
    * alumno de séptimo año = seventh grader.
    * alumno de séptimo curso = seventh grader.
    * alumno de sexto = sixth grader.
    * alumno de sexto año = sixth grader.
    * alumno de sexto curso = sixth grader.
    * alumno de tercer año = third grader.
    * alumno de tercer curso = third grader.
    * alumno de tercero = third grader.
    * alumno de un año = grader.
    * alumno de un curso = grader.
    * alumno no aplicado = underachiever.
    * alumno que hace novillos = school truant, truant.
    * alumno que hace rabona = school truant, truant.
    * alumnos = taught.
    * alumno trabajador = student staff.
    * antiguo alumno = alum.
    * asociación de antiguos alumnos = alumni association.
    * Asociación de Madres y Padres de Alumnos (AMPA) = Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).
    * asociación de padres de alumnos = Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).
    * curso para alumnos con matrícula libre = part-time course.
    * número de alumnos matriculados = enrolment [enrollment, -USA].
    * reunión de antiguos alumnos = alumni reunion, class reunion.
    * * *
    - na masculino, femenino ( de colegio) pupil; ( de universidad) student

    antiguos alumnos or ex-alumnos de la universidad — ex-students o (AmE) alumni of the university

    * * *
    = pupil, student, learner.

    Ex: It describes the annual hobby exchanges week for 6th grade pupils at King's Cristian School library, when pupils swap collectable items eg baseball cards, stamps, coins and shells.

    Ex: Schoolchildren, students, and other whose native language is written in a non-Roman script may find alphabetical order according to Roman characters an almost insurmountable hurdle in the use of catalogues and indexes.
    Ex: Learning takes place in one environment but is put to work in another, and the learner is left to make the transition.
    * alumna de un colegio de educación mixta = co-ed.
    * alumno de autoescuela = learner driver.
    * alumno de cuarto = fourth grader.
    * alumno de cuarto año = fourth grader.
    * alumno de cuarto curso = fourth grader.
    * alumno de cuarto grado = fourth grader.
    * alumno de primer año = first grader.
    * alumno de primer curso = first grader.
    * alumno de primero = first grader.
    * alumno de quinto = fifth grader.
    * alumno de quinto año = fifth grader.
    * alumno de quinto curso = fifth grader.
    * alumno de segundo = second grader.
    * alumno de segundo año = second grader.
    * alumno de segundo curso = second grader.
    * alumno de séptimo = seventh grader.
    * alumno de séptimo año = seventh grader.
    * alumno de séptimo curso = seventh grader.
    * alumno de sexto = sixth grader.
    * alumno de sexto año = sixth grader.
    * alumno de sexto curso = sixth grader.
    * alumno de tercer año = third grader.
    * alumno de tercer curso = third grader.
    * alumno de tercero = third grader.
    * alumno de un año = grader.
    * alumno de un curso = grader.
    * alumno no aplicado = underachiever.
    * alumno que hace novillos = school truant, truant.
    * alumno que hace rabona = school truant, truant.
    * alumnos = taught.
    * alumno trabajador = student staff.
    * antiguo alumno = alum.
    * asociación de antiguos alumnos = alumni association.
    * Asociación de Madres y Padres de Alumnos (AMPA) = Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).
    * asociación de padres de alumnos = Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).
    * curso para alumnos con matrícula libre = part-time course.
    * número de alumnos matriculados = enrolment [enrollment, -USA].
    * reunión de antiguos alumnos = alumni reunion, class reunion.

    * * *
    alumno -na
    masculine, feminine
    un antiguo alumno or un ex-alumno del colegio one of the school's old boys
    antiguos alumnos or ex-alumnos de la universidad ex-students o ( AmE) alumni of the university
    Compuestos:
    alumno externo, alumna externa
    ( masculine) day student ( AmE), day boy o pupil ( BrE); ( feminine) day student ( AmE), day girl o pupil ( BrE)
    alumno interno, alumna interna
    boarder
    * * *

     

    alumno
    ◊ -na sustantivo masculino, femenino ( de colegio) pupil;


    ( de universidad) student;

    alumno,-a m,f (escolar) pupil
    Univ student
    alumno interno, boarder

    ' alumno' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alumna
    - aventajada
    - aventajado
    - escabechar
    - interna
    - interno
    - atento
    - bueno
    - calificar
    - distinguido
    - evaluar
    - externo
    - indisciplinado
    - jalar
    - peor
    - pizarra
    - pupilo
    - readmitir
    - rendir
    - suspender
    - tronar
    - volar
    English:
    alumnus
    - junior
    - pupil
    - scholar
    - school-leaver
    - schoolboy
    - schoolchild
    - senior
    - student
    - disruptive
    - prefect
    - worst
    * * *
    alumno, -a nm,f
    [de escuela, profesor particular] pupil; [de universidad] student;
    ex alumno [de escuela] ex-pupil, former pupil, US alumnus;
    [de universidad] former student, US alumnus alumno externo day pupil;
    alumno de intercambio exchange student;
    * * *
    m, alumna f student
    * * *
    alumno, -na n
    1) : pupil, student
    2)
    ex-alumno, -na : alumnus, alumna f
    3) ex-alumnos, -nas npl
    : alumni, alumnae f
    * * *
    1. (de colegio) pupil
    2. (de universidad) student

    Spanish-English dictionary > alumno

  • 18 angustiar

    v.
    to distress.
    * * *
    1 (afligir) to distress, upset
    2 (preocupar) to worry, make anxious
    1 (afligirse) to become distressed, get upset
    2 (preocuparse) to worry, get anxious
    * * *
    verb
    1) to anguish, distress
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=agobiar) to distress

    la angustiaba verlo sufrir — she was distressed to see him suffer, seeing him suffer distressed her

    2) (=preocupar) to make anxious
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( acongojar) to distress
    b) ( preocupar) to worry, make... anxious
    2.
    angustiarse v pron ( acongojarse) to get distressed, get upset; ( preocuparse) to get worried, become anxious
    * * *
    = stress, mortify.
    Ex. The animals are captured for only a few minutes, to avoid stressing them too much.
    Ex. We're assailed by doubts, mortified by our own shortcomings, surrounded by freaks, testy over silly details.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( acongojar) to distress
    b) ( preocupar) to worry, make... anxious
    2.
    angustiarse v pron ( acongojarse) to get distressed, get upset; ( preocuparse) to get worried, become anxious
    * * *
    = stress, mortify.

    Ex: The animals are captured for only a few minutes, to avoid stressing them too much.

    Ex: We're assailed by doubts, mortified by our own shortcomings, surrounded by freaks, testy over silly details.

    * * *
    angustiar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 (acongojar) to distress
    me angustiaba verlo tan triste it distressed me to see him so sad, it caused me great anguish o distress to see him so sad
    2 (preocupar) to worry, cause … anxiety, make … anxious
    1 (acongojarse) to get distressed, get upset
    2 (preocuparse) to get worried, become anxious
    * * *

    angustiar ( conjugate angustiar) verbo transitivo
    a) ( acongojar) to distress

    b) ( preocupar) to worry, make … anxious

    angustiarse verbo pronominal ( acongojarse) to get distressed, get upset;
    ( preocuparse) to get worried, become anxious
    angustiar verbo transitivo to distress
    ' angustiar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    torturar
    * * *
    vt
    to distress;
    lo angustiaba el haber engordado he was distressed at having put on weight;
    lo que más me angustia es la espera the worst thing for me is the waiting
    * * *
    v/t distress
    * * *
    1) : to anguish, to distress
    2) : to worry

    Spanish-English dictionary > angustiar

  • 19 anular

    adj.
    1 ring-shaped.
    dedo anular ring finger
    2 annular, ring-shaped.
    Ricardo compró un artefacto anular Richard bought a ring-shaped artifact.
    m.
    1 ring finger (dedo).
    Elsa se quebró el anular Elsa fractured her ring finger.
    2 annular, annular ligament.
    v.
    1 to annul, to leave without effect, to abolish, to invalidate.
    El juez anuló la decisión The judge annulled the decision.
    2 to belittle, to annul, to underrate.
    Dorotea anula a su hijo Dorothy belittles her son.
    3 to chalk off.
    * * *
    1 ring-shaped
    1 ring finger
    ————————
    1 (matrimonio) to annul; (una ley) to repeal; (una sentencia) to quash
    2 (un pedido, viaje) to cancel; (un contrato) to invalidate, cancel
    3 DEPORTE (un gol) to disallow
    4 figurado (desautorizar) to deprive of authority
    1 to lose one's authority
    * * *
    verb
    1) to cancel, annul, rescind
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ contrato] to cancel, rescind; [+ ley] to repeal; [+ decisión] to override; [+ matrimonio] to annul
    2) [+ elecciones, resultado] to declare null and void; [+ gol, tanto] to disallow
    3) [+ cita, viaje, evento] to cancel
    4) [+ cheque] to cancel
    5) [+ efecto] to cancel out, destroy
    6) (Mat) to cancel out
    7) [+ persona] to overshadow
    8) frm (=incapacitar) to deprive of authority, remove from office
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo < forma> ring-shaped
    II 1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <contrato/viaje> to cancel; < matrimonio> to annul; <fallo/sentencia> to quash, overturn; < resultado> to declare... null and void; <tanto/gol> to disallow
    b) < cheque> ( destruir) to cancel; ( dar orden de no pagar) to stop
    2) < persona> to destroy
    2.
    anularse v pron (recípr)
    III
    masculino ring finger
    * * *
    = negate, nullify, override, overtake, overturn, render + valueless, render + wrong, repeal, rule out, short-circuit [shortcircuit], stultify, dope, gainsay, eviscerate, wipe out, obliterate, preempt [pre-empt], revoke, undo, waive, quash, block off, write off, blot out, overrule, void.
    Ex. Thus excessive delays in the availability of cataloguing records from the central agency will negate much of the value of a central service.
    Ex. To adopt terms or names in various languages, which are probably unfamiliar in a certain other language, would be to nullify the usefulness of that catalog to all of these users in the interest of cooperation.
    Ex. On the final screen in the sequence, the default values for today's closing time and tomorrow's opening time may be overridden.
    Ex. Why have card-based systems been overtaken by computer databases?.
    Ex. However, any refinement involves greater human intervention, and this in turn can easily overturn the arguments in favour of subject indexes based upon titles.
    Ex. The immense cultural differences facing the professions tends to render comparisons valueless.
    Ex. Further, changes in the external world serve to render judgments, valid at the moment, wrong at best, and detrimental to the effectiveness of the catalog at worst.
    Ex. I was one of the cosigners of a resolution which tried to have the ISBD repealed.
    Ex. If, however, we index documents about primary schools under the term primary school, we can immediately rule out a lot of irrelevant documents in our search.
    Ex. There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
    Ex. Excessive standardisation also tends to stultify development and improvement of IT products.
    Ex. A photolithographic process selectively dopes minute areas of the silicon and so builds up circuits.
    Ex. We could even agree that no one in our experience is terribly interested in knowing about all of the works of an author, and this would not gainsay the value of consistent author entry.
    Ex. Also, to become emotionally wedded to a particular view is to eviscerate one's effectiveness in achieving a workable solution.
    Ex. Strong economic forces, inflation and an over-strong pound wiped out any noticeable benefits of EEC membership to industry.
    Ex. Typing errors cannot be obliterated with a normal erasing fluid as this would print and appear as a blotch on the copies.
    Ex. This article concludes that the main value of the indicators is as a management tool, as a means of preempting problems.
    Ex. I would think that we would still charge for lost and damaged books and that we would revoke borrowing privileges of chronic offenders, or whatever we decide to call them.
    Ex. The National Library of Estonia, established in 1918, is undergoing a revolutionary period of undoing the effects of the cultural policies of the communist regime.
    Ex. When only partial success in contracted terms is achieved, the repayment due may be reduced or waived.
    Ex. The author brazenly insists that Woodman's family has compromised the documentation of the photographer's life by effectively quashing most of her work.
    Ex. A globalizing world so devoted to 'diversity,' as the present one is, can ill afford to block off one particular communication channel in favor of any other.
    Ex. They express concern over Povinelli's certainty in writing off that multicultural project, however.
    Ex. Las Vegas was once notorious for loose morals, fast living and financial transactions murky enough to blot out the desert sun.
    Ex. President Eisenhower overruled some of his military commanders in summer 1958, ordering them not to use nuclear weapons against China.
    Ex. However, in the case when the user's input fails, we would like to void the reserved funds.
    ----
    * anular las posibilidades = close off + possibilities.
    * anular la validez de un concepto = sterilise + idea.
    * anular una posibilidad = block off + alley.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo < forma> ring-shaped
    II 1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <contrato/viaje> to cancel; < matrimonio> to annul; <fallo/sentencia> to quash, overturn; < resultado> to declare... null and void; <tanto/gol> to disallow
    b) < cheque> ( destruir) to cancel; ( dar orden de no pagar) to stop
    2) < persona> to destroy
    2.
    anularse v pron (recípr)
    III
    masculino ring finger
    * * *
    = negate, nullify, override, overtake, overturn, render + valueless, render + wrong, repeal, rule out, short-circuit [shortcircuit], stultify, dope, gainsay, eviscerate, wipe out, obliterate, preempt [pre-empt], revoke, undo, waive, quash, block off, write off, blot out, overrule, void.

    Ex: Thus excessive delays in the availability of cataloguing records from the central agency will negate much of the value of a central service.

    Ex: To adopt terms or names in various languages, which are probably unfamiliar in a certain other language, would be to nullify the usefulness of that catalog to all of these users in the interest of cooperation.
    Ex: On the final screen in the sequence, the default values for today's closing time and tomorrow's opening time may be overridden.
    Ex: Why have card-based systems been overtaken by computer databases?.
    Ex: However, any refinement involves greater human intervention, and this in turn can easily overturn the arguments in favour of subject indexes based upon titles.
    Ex: The immense cultural differences facing the professions tends to render comparisons valueless.
    Ex: Further, changes in the external world serve to render judgments, valid at the moment, wrong at best, and detrimental to the effectiveness of the catalog at worst.
    Ex: I was one of the cosigners of a resolution which tried to have the ISBD repealed.
    Ex: If, however, we index documents about primary schools under the term primary school, we can immediately rule out a lot of irrelevant documents in our search.
    Ex: There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
    Ex: Excessive standardisation also tends to stultify development and improvement of IT products.
    Ex: A photolithographic process selectively dopes minute areas of the silicon and so builds up circuits.
    Ex: We could even agree that no one in our experience is terribly interested in knowing about all of the works of an author, and this would not gainsay the value of consistent author entry.
    Ex: Also, to become emotionally wedded to a particular view is to eviscerate one's effectiveness in achieving a workable solution.
    Ex: Strong economic forces, inflation and an over-strong pound wiped out any noticeable benefits of EEC membership to industry.
    Ex: Typing errors cannot be obliterated with a normal erasing fluid as this would print and appear as a blotch on the copies.
    Ex: This article concludes that the main value of the indicators is as a management tool, as a means of preempting problems.
    Ex: I would think that we would still charge for lost and damaged books and that we would revoke borrowing privileges of chronic offenders, or whatever we decide to call them.
    Ex: The National Library of Estonia, established in 1918, is undergoing a revolutionary period of undoing the effects of the cultural policies of the communist regime.
    Ex: When only partial success in contracted terms is achieved, the repayment due may be reduced or waived.
    Ex: The author brazenly insists that Woodman's family has compromised the documentation of the photographer's life by effectively quashing most of her work.
    Ex: A globalizing world so devoted to 'diversity,' as the present one is, can ill afford to block off one particular communication channel in favor of any other.
    Ex: They express concern over Povinelli's certainty in writing off that multicultural project, however.
    Ex: Las Vegas was once notorious for loose morals, fast living and financial transactions murky enough to blot out the desert sun.
    Ex: President Eisenhower overruled some of his military commanders in summer 1958, ordering them not to use nuclear weapons against China.
    Ex: However, in the case when the user's input fails, we would like to void the reserved funds.
    * anular las posibilidades = close off + possibilities.
    * anular la validez de un concepto = sterilise + idea.
    * anular una posibilidad = block off + alley.

    * * *
    ‹forma› ring-shaped dedo
    anular2 [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹contrato› to cancel, rescind; ‹matrimonio› to annul; ‹fallo/sentencia› to quash, overturn; ‹resultado› to declare … null and void; ‹tanto/gol› to disallow
    2 ‹cheque› (destruir) to cancel; (dar orden de no pagar) to stop
    3 ‹viaje/compromiso› to cancel
    B ‹persona› to destroy
    las dos fuerzas se anulan the two forces cancel each other out
    ring finger
    * * *

     

    anular verbo transitivo
    a)contrato/viaje to cancel;

    matrimonio to annul;
    fallo/sentencia to quash, overturn;
    resultadoto declare … null and void;
    tanto/gol to disallow
    b) cheque› ( destruir) to cancel;

    ( dar orden de no pagar) to stop
    ■ sustantivo masculino
    finger ring
    anular 1 sustantivo masculino ring finger
    anular 2 verbo transitivo
    1 Com (un pedido) to cancel
    Dep (un gol) to disallow
    (un matrimonio) to annul
    Jur (una ley) to repeal
    2 Inform to delete
    3 (desautorizar, ignorar a una persona) to destroy
    ' anular' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dedo
    English:
    annul
    - cancel out
    - disallow
    - invalidate
    - negate
    - nullify
    - off
    - override
    - quash
    - rescind
    - ring finger
    - scrub
    - cancel
    - finger
    - over
    * * *
    adj
    [en forma de anillo] ring-shaped;
    dedo anular ring finger
    nm
    [dedo] ring finger
    vt
    1. [cancelar] to cancel;
    [ley] to repeal; [matrimonio, contrato] to annul
    2. Dep [partido] to call off;
    [gol] to disallow; [resultado] to declare void
    3. [restar iniciativa]
    su marido la anula totalmente she's totally dominated by her husband;
    el defensa anuló a la estrella del equipo contrario the defender marked the opposing team's star out of the game
    * * *
    1 v/t cancel; matrimonio annul; gol disallow; ley repeal
    2 adj ring-shaped;
    dedo anular ring finger
    * * *
    anular vt
    : to annul, to cancel
    * * *
    anular vb
    1. (cita, viaje, etc) to cancel [pt. & pp. cancelled]
    2. (matrimonio) to annul [pt. & pp. annulled]
    3. (gol, tanto) to disallow

    Spanish-English dictionary > anular

  • 20 apelar a

    v.
    1 to appeal to, to have recourse to, to call up to, to call upon.
    Apelar a una autoridad superior To appeal to a higher authority.
    2 to appeal to, to call upon, to call on, to invoke.
    * * *
    (v.) = appeal to
    Ex. Of course, the notion of service, though appealing to our altruism, also does have less attractive connotations of deference and, at worst, inferiority.
    * * *
    (v.) = appeal to

    Ex: Of course, the notion of service, though appealing to our altruism, also does have less attractive connotations of deference and, at worst, inferiority.

    Spanish-English dictionary > apelar a

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