Translation: from spanish to english

from english to spanish

I was operated on under anaesthetic

  • 1 anestesia

    f.
    anestesia general general anesomethingesia/anesomethingetic
    anestesia local local anesomethingesia/anesomethingetic
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: anestesiar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: anestesiar.
    * * *
    1 anaesthesia (US anesthesia)
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF anaesthesia, anesthesia (EEUU)

    anestesia general — general anaesthetic, general anesthetic (EEUU)

    anestesia local — local anaesthetic, local anesthetic (EEUU)

    * * *
    femenino ( proceso) anesthesia*; ( droga) anesthetic*
    * * *
    = anaesthesia [anesthesia, -USA], anesthesia [anaesthesia, -UK].
    Ex. Applications of telemedicine discussed include remote consultation and diagnosis, and speciality clinical care (including examples from anaesthesia, dermatology, cardiology, psychiatry, radiology, critical care, and oncology) = Las aplicaciones de telemedicina que se tratan incluyen la consulta y el diagnóstico a distancia y los cuidados clínicos especilizados (con ejemplos de la anestesia, dermatología, cardiología, siquiatría, radiología, cuidados intensivos y oncología).
    Ex. Can anyone suggest databases to search for books on anesthesia & pulmonology?.
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    * anestesia epidural = epidural, epidural anaesthesia.
    * anestesia general = general anaesthesia.
    * anestesia local = local anaesthesia, local anaesthetic.
    * anestesia peridural = peridural anaesthesia.
    * * *
    femenino ( proceso) anesthesia*; ( droga) anesthetic*
    * * *
    = anaesthesia [anesthesia, -USA], anesthesia [anaesthesia, -UK].

    Ex: Applications of telemedicine discussed include remote consultation and diagnosis, and speciality clinical care (including examples from anaesthesia, dermatology, cardiology, psychiatry, radiology, critical care, and oncology) = Las aplicaciones de telemedicina que se tratan incluyen la consulta y el diagnóstico a distancia y los cuidados clínicos especilizados (con ejemplos de la anestesia, dermatología, cardiología, siquiatría, radiología, cuidados intensivos y oncología).

    Ex: Can anyone suggest databases to search for books on anesthesia & pulmonology?.
    * anestesia epidural = epidural, epidural anaesthesia.
    * anestesia general = general anaesthesia.
    * anestesia local = local anaesthesia, local anaesthetic.
    * anestesia peridural = peridural anaesthesia.

    * * *
    (proceso) anesthesia*; (droga) anesthetic*
    aún está bajo los efectos de la anestesia he's still under (the) anesthetic
    lo operaron con anestesia he was operated on under (an) anesthetic
    le sacó la muela sin anestesia he took his tooth out without an anesthetic
    Compuestos:
    ● anestesia epidural or peridural
    epidural
    ● anestesia general/local
    (proceso) general/local anesthesia*; (droga) general/local anesthetic*
    * * *

    Del verbo anestesiar: ( conjugate anestesiar)

    anestesia es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    anestesia    
    anestesiar
    anestesia sustantivo femenino ( proceso) anesthesia( conjugate anesthesia);
    ( droga) anesthetic( conjugate anesthetic);

    lo operaron con anestesia he was operated on under (an) anesthetic;
    sin anestesia without an anesthetic
    anestesiar ( conjugate anestesiar) verbo transitivo ‹encía/dedo› to anesthetize( conjugate anesthetize);
    me anestesiaon they gave me an anesthetic
    anestesia f (producto que priva de la sensibilidad) anaesthesic, US anesthesic: la operación precisa anestesia, the operation will need an anaesthetic
    (procedimiento) anaesthesia, US anesthesia
    anestesia general/local, general/local anaesthesia
    anestesiar verbo transitivo to anesthetize, to give an anaesthesic

    ' anestesia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ininteligible
    - local
    - despertar
    English:
    anaesthetic
    - epidural (anaesthesia)
    - general anaesthetic
    - local
    - anesthetic
    * * *
    [técnica] anaesthesia; [sustancia] anaesthetic;
    una intervención con anestesia an operation under anaesthetic;
    anestesia epidural [técnica] epidural anaesthesia; [sustancia] epidural anaesthetic;
    anestesia general [técnica] general anaesthesia;
    [sustancia] general anaesthetic;
    anestesia local [técnica] local anaesthesia;
    [sustancia] local anaesthetic
    * * *
    f MED anesthesia, Br
    anaesthesia
    * * *
    : anesthesia
    * * *
    anestesia n anaesthetic

    Spanish-English dictionary > anestesia

  • 2 anestesiar

    v.
    1 to anesthetize, to place under anesthetic (medicine).
    2 to dull.
    * * *
    1 to anaesthetize (US anesthetize)
    * * *
    VT to anaesthetize, anesthetize (EEUU), give an anaesthetic to, give an anesthetic to (EEUU)
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <encía/dedo> to anesthetize*
    * * *
    = anaesthetise [anesthetize, -USA].
    Ex. Animals were first anesthetized and then decapitated and brains were removed, frozen with dry ice powder, and stored in a deep freezer.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <encía/dedo> to anesthetize*
    * * *
    = anaesthetise [anesthetize, -USA].

    Ex: Animals were first anesthetized and then decapitated and brains were removed, frozen with dry ice powder, and stored in a deep freezer.

    * * *
    anestesiar [A1 ]
    vt
    ‹persona› to anesthetize*, to give … an anesthetic*; ‹encía/dedo› to anesthetize*
    me anestesiaron para quitarme la muela I had the tooth out under anesthetic
    * * *

    anestesiar ( conjugate anestesiar) verbo transitivo ‹encía/dedo› to anesthetize( conjugate anesthetize);

    anestesiar verbo transitivo to anesthetize, to give an anaesthesic

    ' anestesiar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dormir
    English:
    anaesthetize
    - anesthetize
    * * *
    to anaesthetize, to place under anaesthetic;
    me anestesiaron la pierna they gave me a local anaesthetic in my leg
    * * *
    v/t anesthetize, Br
    anaesthetize
    * * *
    : to anesthetize

    Spanish-English dictionary > anestesiar

  • 3 antena comunitaria de televisión

    Ex. These networks operated under the names of relay systems or Communal Aerial TV (CATV) systems.
    * * *

    Ex: These networks operated under the names of relay systems or Communal Aerial TV (CATV) systems.

    Spanish-English dictionary > antena comunitaria de televisión

  • 4 sistema de retransmisión

    (n.) = relay system
    Ex. These networks operated under the names of relay systems or communal aerial tv (CATV) systems.
    * * *

    Ex: These networks operated under the names of relay systems or communal aerial tv (CATV) systems.

    Spanish-English dictionary > sistema de retransmisión

  • 5 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    ► nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
    ————————
    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
    ————————
    A
    ► símbolo
    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

    * * *
    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

  • 6 andar mal

    v.
    1 to walk bad.
    El operado anda mal The operated patient walks bad.
    2 to be wrong, to be not so good, to be doing bad, to be on the rocks.
    El proyecto anda mal The project is doing bad.
    3 to malfunction, to be playing up, to go wrong.
    La lavadora anda mal The washer malfunctions.
    * * *
    (v.) = feel under + the weather, be under the weather
    Ex. Staying out late, lots of glasses of wine and having way too much fun has resulted in us both feeling under the weather all weekend long.
    Ex. Michael Jackson is 'a little bit under the weather,' but hasn't sought hospital treatment, his spokeswoman said.
    * * *
    (v.) = feel under + the weather, be under the weather

    Ex: Staying out late, lots of glasses of wine and having way too much fun has resulted in us both feeling under the weather all weekend long.

    Ex: Michael Jackson is 'a little bit under the weather,' but hasn't sought hospital treatment, his spokeswoman said.

    Spanish-English dictionary > andar mal

  • 7 anestesia general

    f.
    general anesthesia, general anaesthetic, general anesthetic.
    * * *
    Ex. Under general anesthesia, closure of the atrial defect was undertaken after initial temporary test occlusion.
    * * *

    Ex: Under general anesthesia, closure of the atrial defect was undertaken after initial temporary test occlusion.

    * * *
    general anesthetic o Br
    anaesthetic

    Spanish-English dictionary > anestesia general

  • 8 anestesia local

    f.
    local anesthesia, block anesthesia, local anaesthetic, local.
    * * *
    (n.) = local anaesthesia, local anaesthetic
    Ex. The minimally invasive nature of endoscopic surgery allows operations to be performed on patients through small incisions, often under local anaesthesia.
    Ex. Ingrown toenail correction is usually performed under local anaesthetic.
    * * *
    (n.) = local anaesthesia, local anaesthetic

    Ex: The minimally invasive nature of endoscopic surgery allows operations to be performed on patients through small incisions, often under local anaesthesia.

    Ex: Ingrown toenail correction is usually performed under local anaesthetic.

    * * *
    local anesthetic o Br
    anaesthetic

    Spanish-English dictionary > anestesia local

  • 9 barredera mecánica

    (n.) = sweeper, mechanical sweeper, mechanised sweeper, road sweeper, street sweeper
    Ex. The sweeper had 2 hand-operated blowing wands to help move the jojoba seeds from under the bushes into the sweeper's path.
    Ex. Macadamia nuts are harvested from the orchard floor either manually or by using mechanical sweepers.
    Ex. The range of mechanized sweepers and scrubbers available for cleaning floors is discussed.
    Ex. From each district selected about 50% of road sweepers volunteered to participate in the investigation.
    Ex. The estimated likelihood of unpunctuality was higher with a street sweeper's job than with a manager's job.
    * * *
    (n.) = sweeper, mechanical sweeper, mechanised sweeper, road sweeper, street sweeper

    Ex: The sweeper had 2 hand-operated blowing wands to help move the jojoba seeds from under the bushes into the sweeper's path.

    Ex: Macadamia nuts are harvested from the orchard floor either manually or by using mechanical sweepers.
    Ex: The range of mechanized sweepers and scrubbers available for cleaning floors is discussed.
    Ex: From each district selected about 50% of road sweepers volunteered to participate in the investigation.
    Ex: The estimated likelihood of unpunctuality was higher with a street sweeper's job than with a manager's job.

    Spanish-English dictionary > barredera mecánica

  • 10 barredora mecánica

    (n.) = sweeper, mechanical sweeper, mechanised sweeper, road sweeper, street sweeper
    Ex. The sweeper had 2 hand-operated blowing wands to help move the jojoba seeds from under the bushes into the sweeper's path.
    Ex. Macadamia nuts are harvested from the orchard floor either manually or by using mechanical sweepers.
    Ex. The range of mechanized sweepers and scrubbers available for cleaning floors is discussed.
    Ex. From each district selected about 50% of road sweepers volunteered to participate in the investigation.
    Ex. The estimated likelihood of unpunctuality was higher with a street sweeper's job than with a manager's job.
    * * *
    (n.) = sweeper, mechanical sweeper, mechanised sweeper, road sweeper, street sweeper

    Ex: The sweeper had 2 hand-operated blowing wands to help move the jojoba seeds from under the bushes into the sweeper's path.

    Ex: Macadamia nuts are harvested from the orchard floor either manually or by using mechanical sweepers.
    Ex: The range of mechanized sweepers and scrubbers available for cleaning floors is discussed.
    Ex: From each district selected about 50% of road sweepers volunteered to participate in the investigation.
    Ex: The estimated likelihood of unpunctuality was higher with a street sweeper's job than with a manager's job.

    Spanish-English dictionary > barredora mecánica

  • 11 barrendero

    m.
    street cleaner, street orderly, sweeper.
    * * *
    ► nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 road sweeper
    * * *
    barrendero, -a
    SM / F street sweeper, road sweeper
    * * *
    - ra masculino, femenino road sweeper, street cleaner
    * * *
    = sweeper, road sweeper, street sweeper.
    Ex. The sweeper had 2 hand-operated blowing wands to help move the jojoba seeds from under the bushes into the sweeper's path.
    Ex. From each district selected about 50% of road sweepers volunteered to participate in the investigation.
    Ex. The estimated likelihood of unpunctuality was higher with a street sweeper's job than with a manager's job.
    * * *
    - ra masculino, femenino road sweeper, street cleaner
    * * *
    = sweeper, road sweeper, street sweeper.

    Ex: The sweeper had 2 hand-operated blowing wands to help move the jojoba seeds from under the bushes into the sweeper's path.

    Ex: From each district selected about 50% of road sweepers volunteered to participate in the investigation.
    Ex: The estimated likelihood of unpunctuality was higher with a street sweeper's job than with a manager's job.

    * * *
    masculine, feminine
    road sweeper, street cleaner
    * * *

    barrendero
    ◊ -ra sustantivo masculino, femenino

    road sweeper, street cleaner
    barrendero,-a sustantivo masculino y femenino (street) sweeper

    ' barrendero' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    barrendera
    English:
    street-cleaner
    - sweeper
    - road
    - street
    * * *
    barrendero, -a nm,f
    street sweeper
    * * *
    m, barrendera f street sweeper
    * * *
    barrendero, -ra n
    : sweeper, street cleaner

    Spanish-English dictionary > barrendero

  • 12 bastón

    m.
    1 walking cane, stick, cane, staff.
    2 baton, baton used in a parade.
    * * *
    1 stick, walking stick, US cane
    2 (de esquí) stick, ski stick
    3 (insignia) baton
    \
    empuñar el bastón to take charge
    * * *
    noun m.
    stick, cane
    * * *
    SM
    1) [para andar] (walking) stick

    bastón alpino, bastón de alpinista — alpenstock

    2) [de policía] truncheon, billy (club) (EEUU); [de militar] baton

    bastón de mando — baton, sign of authority

    3) (Heráldica) vertical bar, pallet
    * * *
    masculino ( para caminar) walking stick, cane; ( en desfiles) baton; ( de esquí) ski stick o pole
    * * *
    = walking stick, cane, wand.
    Ex. The author presents an historical survey of the specific technical field of umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks.
    Ex. Library patrons had with them a range of other possessions, including boxes of tissue, electronic translators, cameras, walking aids (e.g., canes), baby bottles, skateboards, and even bicycles = Además, los usuarios tenían otra serie de objetos personales como, por ejemplo, cajas de pañuelos de papel, traductores electrónicos, cámaras, utensilios para ayudar a caminar (por ej., bastones), biberones, monopatines e incluso bicicletas.
    Ex. The sweeper had 2 hand-operated blowing wands to help move the jojoba seeds from under the bushes into the sweeper's path.
    ----
    * bastón de mando = gavel, ceremonial staff, staff.
    * * *
    masculino ( para caminar) walking stick, cane; ( en desfiles) baton; ( de esquí) ski stick o pole
    * * *
    = walking stick, cane, wand.

    Ex: The author presents an historical survey of the specific technical field of umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks.

    Ex: Library patrons had with them a range of other possessions, including boxes of tissue, electronic translators, cameras, walking aids (e.g., canes), baby bottles, skateboards, and even bicycles = Además, los usuarios tenían otra serie de objetos personales como, por ejemplo, cajas de pañuelos de papel, traductores electrónicos, cámaras, utensilios para ayudar a caminar (por ej., bastones), biberones, monopatines e incluso bicicletas.
    Ex: The sweeper had 2 hand-operated blowing wands to help move the jojoba seeds from under the bushes into the sweeper's path.
    * bastón de mando = gavel, ceremonial staff, staff.

    * * *
    1 (para caminar) walking stick, cane
    3 (de esquí) ski stick o pole
    Compuestos:
    staff, ceremonial staff
    shooting stick
    * * *

     

    bastón sustantivo masculino ( para caminar) walking stick, cane;
    ( en desfiles) baton;
    ( de esquí) ski stick o pole
    bastón sustantivo masculino
    1 stick, walking stick
    2 (para esquiar) ski pole
    3 Anat (de la retina) rod
    ' bastón' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    puño
    - empuñadura
    - empuñar
    - muleta
    - rematar
    English:
    baton
    - ski pole
    - ski stick
    - staff
    - stick
    - tip
    - twirl
    - walking stick
    - cane
    - over
    - walking
    * * *
    1. [para andar] walking stick;
    usar bastón to walk with a stick o US cane
    2. [de mando] baton;
    empuñar el bastón to take the helm
    bastón de mando ceremonial mace
    3. [para esquiar] ski stick o pole
    4. Anat [de la retina] rod
    * * *
    m
    1 ( vara) stick;
    empuñar el bastón fig take charge o
    command
    2 ANAT rod
    * * *
    1) : cane, walking stick
    2) : baton
    3)
    bastón de mando : staff (of authority)
    * * *
    bastón n stick

    Spanish-English dictionary > bastón

  • 13 cargo2

    Ex. The responsibility for manning the one telephone left at the disposal of a residue of callers fell to a single officer who had other duties to carry out to justify his keep.
    ----
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (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.
    * Algo a cargo de una sola persona = one-person operation.
    * bajo el cargo de = on charges of.
    * cargo de conciencia = guilty conscience.
    * con cargo a = to be debited to, to be charged to.
    * con cargo de conciencia = remorseful.
    * correr a cargo de = be the responsibility of.
    * estar a cargo de = man, be the responsibility of.
    * familiar a cargo = dependent.
    * hacerse cargo = take over, assume + role.
    * hacerse cargo de = take + charge of, take + Nombre + under + Posesivo + wings.
    * hacerse cargo de Algo = take (+ Nombre) + on board (+ Nombre), hold + the fort, hold + the fortress.
    * persona a cargo = dependent.
    * poner a Alguien al cargo de = put + Nombre + in charge of.
    * poner a cargo de = put in + charge of.
    * tener a cargo de uno = have + as + Posesivo + charge.
    * tener a + Posesivo + cargo = have + in + Posesivo + charge.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cargo2

  • 14 funcionar

    v.
    1 to work, to run (machine).
    funciona a pilas it works o runs off batteries
    El motor anda bien The engine is working well.
    2 to work for.
    Me funcionó la idea The idea worked for me.
    * * *
    1 (desempeñar una función) to work, function
    ■ funciona con gasolina/diesel it runs on petrol/diesel
    \
    hacer funcionar algo to operate something
    'No funciona' "Out of order"
    * * *
    verb
    2) run, work
    * * *
    VI
    1) [aparato, mecanismo] to work; [motor] to work, run; [sistema] to work, function

    ¿cómo funciona el vídeo? — how does the video work?, how do you work the video?

    2) [plan, método] to work; [negocio, película] to be a success
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo aparato/máquina to work; servicio to operate

    ¿cómo funciona esto? — how does this work?

    funcionar con pilas/gasolina — to run off batteries/on gasoline

    * * *
    = be operational, be operative, function, operate, perform, work, be in working order, tick, do + the trick.
    Ex. ORBIT has been operational since 1972, and has around seventy data bases mounted.
    Ex. Sometimes truncation may be operative on both ends of a stem.
    Ex. The DOBIS/LIBIS allows both the library and the computer center to function efficiently and at a lower cost by sharing one system.
    Ex. These references operate in a similar fashion whether they are used to link authors' names or subject headings.
    Ex. The advanced arithmetical machines of the future will be electrical in nature, and they will perform at 100 times present speeds, or more.
    Ex. Files only work effectively for a limited number of documents.
    Ex. It is therefore a point of wisdom to ensure beforehand that everything is in the best possible working order.
    Ex. The article 'Is your infrastructure ticking?' discusses the issues associated with managing information technology (IT) infrastructure in large organizations.
    Ex. We are currently in the process of looking at two products that seem to do the trick.
    ----
    * dejar de funcionar = go down, cease to + function, go + belly up, flake out, go + dead, pack up.
    * empezar a funcionar = become + operational, get off + the ground, get + rolling, get + things going, get + things rolling, go + live, get + the ball rolling, set + the ball rolling, start + the ball rolling.
    * forma de funcionar = business model.
    * funcionar además como = double as, double up as.
    * funcionar a las mil maravillas = work + a treat, work like + a charm, go like + a charm.
    * funcionar al máximo = stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
    * funcionar a plena capacidad = be fully into + Posesivo + stride.
    * funcionar a tope = stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
    * funcionar bien = be in order.
    * funcionar con dificultad = labour [labor, -USA].
    * funcionar conjuntamente = work together, interwork.
    * funcionar con pérdidas = run + at a loss.
    * funcionar de lo lindo = work like + a charm, go like + a charm.
    * funcionar de un modo autónomo = operate under + an autonomous hand.
    * funcionar en/a = run over.
    * funcionar mal = malfunction.
    * funcionar mejor = work + best, do + best.
    * funcionar por un sistema de turnos = work to + a rota system, work on + a rota system, work on + a rota, work + shifts.
    * funcionar recíprocamente = work + both ways.
    * funcionar también como = double as, double up as.
    * hacer Algo funcionar = make + Nombre + tick.
    * hacer funcionar = service, do + the trick.
    * hacer que Algo empiece a funcionar = get + Nombre + off the ground.
    * hacer que Algo funcione = make + Nombre + spin.
    * mantener las cosas funcionando = keep + it rolling.
    * máquina que funciona con monedas = coin-operated machine.
    * no funcionar = be out of order.
    * programa + dejar de funcionar = programme + crash.
    * que funciona a base de órdenes = command-driven.
    * que funciona con electricidad = electrically-powered, electrically-operated.
    * que funciona con energía eólica = wind-powered.
    * que funciona con monedas = coin-operated, coin-op.
    * que funciona con vapor = steam-powered.
    * que funciona manualmente = manually operated.
    * sistema + dejar de funcionar = system + crash.
    * volver a funcionar = be back in business.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo aparato/máquina to work; servicio to operate

    ¿cómo funciona esto? — how does this work?

    funcionar con pilas/gasolina — to run off batteries/on gasoline

    * * *
    = be operational, be operative, function, operate, perform, work, be in working order, tick, do + the trick.

    Ex: ORBIT has been operational since 1972, and has around seventy data bases mounted.

    Ex: Sometimes truncation may be operative on both ends of a stem.
    Ex: The DOBIS/LIBIS allows both the library and the computer center to function efficiently and at a lower cost by sharing one system.
    Ex: These references operate in a similar fashion whether they are used to link authors' names or subject headings.
    Ex: The advanced arithmetical machines of the future will be electrical in nature, and they will perform at 100 times present speeds, or more.
    Ex: Files only work effectively for a limited number of documents.
    Ex: It is therefore a point of wisdom to ensure beforehand that everything is in the best possible working order.
    Ex: The article 'Is your infrastructure ticking?' discusses the issues associated with managing information technology (IT) infrastructure in large organizations.
    Ex: We are currently in the process of looking at two products that seem to do the trick.
    * dejar de funcionar = go down, cease to + function, go + belly up, flake out, go + dead, pack up.
    * empezar a funcionar = become + operational, get off + the ground, get + rolling, get + things going, get + things rolling, go + live, get + the ball rolling, set + the ball rolling, start + the ball rolling.
    * forma de funcionar = business model.
    * funcionar además como = double as, double up as.
    * funcionar a las mil maravillas = work + a treat, work like + a charm, go like + a charm.
    * funcionar al máximo = stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
    * funcionar a plena capacidad = be fully into + Posesivo + stride.
    * funcionar a tope = stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
    * funcionar bien = be in order.
    * funcionar con dificultad = labour [labor, -USA].
    * funcionar conjuntamente = work together, interwork.
    * funcionar con pérdidas = run + at a loss.
    * funcionar de lo lindo = work like + a charm, go like + a charm.
    * funcionar de un modo autónomo = operate under + an autonomous hand.
    * funcionar en/a = run over.
    * funcionar mal = malfunction.
    * funcionar mejor = work + best, do + best.
    * funcionar por un sistema de turnos = work to + a rota system, work on + a rota system, work on + a rota, work + shifts.
    * funcionar recíprocamente = work + both ways.
    * funcionar también como = double as, double up as.
    * hacer Algo funcionar = make + Nombre + tick.
    * hacer funcionar = service, do + the trick.
    * hacer que Algo empiece a funcionar = get + Nombre + off the ground.
    * hacer que Algo funcione = make + Nombre + spin.
    * mantener las cosas funcionando = keep + it rolling.
    * máquina que funciona con monedas = coin-operated machine.
    * no funcionar = be out of order.
    * programa + dejar de funcionar = programme + crash.
    * que funciona a base de órdenes = command-driven.
    * que funciona con electricidad = electrically-powered, electrically-operated.
    * que funciona con energía eólica = wind-powered.
    * que funciona con monedas = coin-operated, coin-op.
    * que funciona con vapor = steam-powered.
    * que funciona manualmente = manually operated.
    * sistema + dejar de funcionar = system + crash.
    * volver a funcionar = be back in business.

    * * *
    funcionar [A1 ]
    vi
    to work
    el reloj funciona a la perfección the clock works perfectly
    ¿cómo funciona este cacharro? how does this thing work?
    [ S ] no funciona out of order
    la relación no funcionaba their relationship wasn't working (out) ( colloq)
    el servicio no puede funcionar con tan poco personal the service cannot operate o function with so few staff
    funciona con pilas it works on o runs off batteries
    * * *

     

    funcionar ( conjugate funcionar) verbo intransitivo [aparato/máquina] to work;
    [ servicio] to operate;
    ( on signs) no funciona out of order;
    ◊ funcionar con pilas/gasolina to run off batteries/on gasoline

    funcionar verbo intransitivo to work: no funciona, (en letrero) out of order

    ' funcionar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    andar
    - deteriorarse
    - evolucionar
    - ir
    - marchar
    - poner
    - resultar
    - vez
    - bien
    - carburar
    English:
    act
    - act up
    - behave
    - dare
    - function
    - get
    - go
    - malfunction
    - need
    - operate
    - perform
    - run
    - work
    - develop
    - die
    - drive
    - flush
    - pack
    - play
    - turn
    * * *
    to work;
    el sistema funciona de maravilla the system works superbly;
    funciona con gasolina it runs on Br petrol o US gasoline;
    funciona a o [m5] con pilas it uses o runs off batteries, it's battery-powered;
    no funciona [en letrero] out of order;
    su matrimonio no está funcionando their marriage isn't working (out);
    conmigo los lloros no funcionan you won't get anywhere with me by crying
    * * *
    v/i work;
    no funciona out of order
    * * *
    1) : to function
    2) : to run, to work
    * * *
    1. (en general) to work
    2. (ir) to run [pt. ran; pp. run]
    "no funciona" "out of order"

    Spanish-English dictionary > funcionar

  • 15 gráficas

    f.pl.
    graphics.
    * * *
    = printing press, printing company, printing firm, printing house.
    Ex. The place of printing is the location where the printing press is situated, of failing this, the organization acting for it.
    Ex. The first formally organized photomechanical printing company in the world was created by Paul Pretsch in 1854 in England.
    Ex. These archives are so complete that they present a rare insight into the early history of a printing firm which under 4 generations of owners produced work for 127 years.
    Ex. Companionship systems were operated in the Boston printing house of Hobart and Robins in the early 1850s.
    * * *
    = printing press, printing company, printing firm, printing house.

    Ex: The place of printing is the location where the printing press is situated, of failing this, the organization acting for it.

    Ex: The first formally organized photomechanical printing company in the world was created by Paul Pretsch in 1854 in England.
    Ex: These archives are so complete that they present a rare insight into the early history of a printing firm which under 4 generations of owners produced work for 127 years.
    Ex: Companionship systems were operated in the Boston printing house of Hobart and Robins in the early 1850s.

    Spanish-English dictionary > gráficas

  • 16 imprenta

    f.
    1 (printing) press.
    2 printing house (establecimiento).
    3 printing press, press.
    4 printing works.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: imprentar.
    * * *
    1 (arte) printing
    2 (taller) printer's, printing house
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=acto) printing

    dar o entregar a la imprenta — to send for printing

    2) (=máquina) press
    3) (=taller) printer's
    4) (=impresos) printed matter
    letra 1)
    * * *
    femenino ( taller) printer's; ( aparato) (printing) press; ( actividad) printing
    * * *
    = book house, printing house, printing office, printing press, press [presses, -pl.], establishment, printing machine, printing company, printing firm, print shop.
    Ex. Although most London book houses owned galley presses for making slip proofs by the 1870, it appears that companionship bookwork was generally made up into pages and imposed before proofing until the mid 1880s.
    Ex. Companionship systems were operated in the Boston printing house of Hobart and Robins in the early 1850s.
    Ex. Companionships had probably been developed in late eighteenth-century London for dealing with rush jobs in the larger printing offices.
    Ex. The place of printing is the location where the printing press is situated, of failing this, the organization acting for it.
    Ex. Several of the commercial and university publishers that had been prominent in 1983 have been replaced by new presses.
    Ex. Certainly the larger establishments of the early machine-press period, which produced comparable numbers of damp sheets, found it necessary to install heated drying rooms.
    Ex. The author list reprographic equipment suitable for use in libraries (copiers, cutting equipment, printing machines, collators, driers).
    Ex. The first formally organized photomechanical printing company in the world was created by Paul Pretsch in 1854 in England.
    Ex. These archives are so complete that they present a rare insight into the early history of a printing firm which under 4 generations of owners produced work for 127 years.
    Ex. The only feminist print shop in North America has closed down after 23 years.
    ----
    * al principio de la imprenta = early printing.
    * cajista de imprenta = compositor, typesetter.
    * carácter de imprenta = block capital, block letter.
    * era de la imprenta, la = print era, the.
    * GPO (Imprenta del Gobierno Americano) = GPO (Government Printing Office).
    * historia de la imprenta = history of printing.
    * imprenta de galeradas = galley press.
    * imprenta de material efímero = jobbing house, jobbing office, jobbing printer.
    * imprenta de periódico = news press.
    * imprenta especializada en remendería = jobbing house.
    * imprenta pequeña = small press.
    * imprenta privada = private press.
    * industria de la imprenta, la = printing industry, the.
    * letra de imprenta = block capital, block letter.
    * máquina de imprenta = printing machine.
    * metal de imprenta = type-metal [typemetal].
    * oficial aprendiz de imprenta = journeyman printer.
    * papel de imprenta = printing paper, copy paper.
    * pie de imprenta = edition imprint, imprint statement, imprint.
    * taller de imprenta = printing house, printing firm, printing company, print shop.
    * tinta de imprenta = printing ink.
    * tipo de imprenta = book face, printing type, type.
    * * *
    femenino ( taller) printer's; ( aparato) (printing) press; ( actividad) printing
    * * *
    = book house, printing house, printing office, printing press, press [presses, -pl.], establishment, printing machine, printing company, printing firm, print shop.

    Ex: Although most London book houses owned galley presses for making slip proofs by the 1870, it appears that companionship bookwork was generally made up into pages and imposed before proofing until the mid 1880s.

    Ex: Companionship systems were operated in the Boston printing house of Hobart and Robins in the early 1850s.
    Ex: Companionships had probably been developed in late eighteenth-century London for dealing with rush jobs in the larger printing offices.
    Ex: The place of printing is the location where the printing press is situated, of failing this, the organization acting for it.
    Ex: Several of the commercial and university publishers that had been prominent in 1983 have been replaced by new presses.
    Ex: Certainly the larger establishments of the early machine-press period, which produced comparable numbers of damp sheets, found it necessary to install heated drying rooms.
    Ex: The author list reprographic equipment suitable for use in libraries (copiers, cutting equipment, printing machines, collators, driers).
    Ex: The first formally organized photomechanical printing company in the world was created by Paul Pretsch in 1854 in England.
    Ex: These archives are so complete that they present a rare insight into the early history of a printing firm which under 4 generations of owners produced work for 127 years.
    Ex: The only feminist print shop in North America has closed down after 23 years.
    * al principio de la imprenta = early printing.
    * cajista de imprenta = compositor, typesetter.
    * carácter de imprenta = block capital, block letter.
    * era de la imprenta, la = print era, the.
    * GPO (Imprenta del Gobierno Americano) = GPO (Government Printing Office).
    * historia de la imprenta = history of printing.
    * imprenta de galeradas = galley press.
    * imprenta de material efímero = jobbing house, jobbing office, jobbing printer.
    * imprenta de periódico = news press.
    * imprenta especializada en remendería = jobbing house.
    * imprenta pequeña = small press.
    * imprenta privada = private press.
    * industria de la imprenta, la = printing industry, the.
    * letra de imprenta = block capital, block letter.
    * máquina de imprenta = printing machine.
    * metal de imprenta = type-metal [typemetal].
    * oficial aprendiz de imprenta = journeyman printer.
    * papel de imprenta = printing paper, copy paper.
    * pie de imprenta = edition imprint, imprint statement, imprint.
    * taller de imprenta = printing house, printing firm, printing company, print shop.
    * tinta de imprenta = printing ink.
    * tipo de imprenta = book face, printing type, type.

    * * *
    1 (taller) printer's
    2 (aparato) printing press, press
    3 (actividad) printing letra
    * * *

     

    imprenta sustantivo femenino ( taller) printer's;
    ( aparato) (printing) press
    imprenta sustantivo femenino
    1 (taller) printing works
    2 (máquina) printing press
    3 (técnica) printing
    ' imprenta' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    error
    - original
    - pliego
    - prensa
    - errata
    - letra
    English:
    misprint
    - press
    - print
    - printing
    - block
    - printer
    - proof
    - type
    * * *
    1. [máquina] (printing) press
    2. [establecimiento] printing house, printer's
    * * *
    f
    1 taller printer’s
    2 arte, técnica printing
    3 máquina printing press;
    dar a la imprenta send for printing
    * * *
    1) : printing
    2) : printing shop, press
    * * *
    1. (arte) printing
    2. (taller) printer's

    Spanish-English dictionary > imprenta

  • 17 influencia

    f.
    influence.
    tuvo gran influencia sobre el resultado de las elecciones it had a considerable influence on the result of the election, it heavily influenced the result of the election
    bajo la influencia de la anestesia under (the influence of) the anesomethingetic
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: influenciar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: influenciar.
    * * *
    1 influence
    \
    tener influencia sobre alguien to have an influence on somebody
    tener influencias to be influential
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=influjo) influence

    la tele tiene influencia negativa sobre mis hijos — telly has o is a bad influence on my children

    2) pl influencias (=contactos) contacts
    tráfico 3)
    * * *
    1) ( influjo) influence

    influencia en or sobre algo — influence on o upon something

    2) influencias femenino plural ( contactos) contacts (pl)
    * * *
    = force, influence, lever, leverage, say, clout, good offices, sway.
    Ex. Her reason admitted the force of his arguments, but her instinct opposed it.
    Ex. All these influences are at work before a child goes to school, yet until quite recently we have behaved as though good teaching in good schools was enough to compensate for the disabilities of verbally impoverished children.
    Ex. An indication that the Commission would be prepared to accept a borderline project would provide a useful lever when the application is passed to the UK Government.
    Ex. At certain times, dubious interpretations of the rules have even been used as leverage in gaining ground on matters of dispute between Community partners.
    Ex. I've seen people clamor for a say and when it's given to them they don't take it.
    Ex. IT executives would like to see their role in the organization elevated, giving them more ' clout', stature and visibility.
    Ex. This enables the library to use the MPEs' good offices and contacts to influence the national government on projects which are important for the area.
    Ex. During this period Africa was influenced by external forces as the Islamic states of the north extended their sway south.
    ----
    * área de influencia = remit.
    * buena influencia = good influence.
    * campaña contra la conducción bajo la influencia del alcohol = drink-drive campaign, anti-drink-drive campaign.
    * conducción bajo la influencia del alcohol = drink driving, drunk driving.
    * conducir bajo la influencia del alcohol = drive while under + the influence of alcohol.
    * de gran influencia = seminal.
    * ejercer influencia = exert + influence, wield + influence, deliver + clout.
    * ejercer influencia (sobre) = come to + bear influence (on).
    * ejercer una gran influencia en = play + a strong hand in.
    * esfera de influencia = sphere of influence.
    * extender la influencia = spread + influence.
    * hacer uso de influencias = pull + strings.
    * influencia de los amigos = peer influence.
    * influencia económica = economic influence.
    * influencia electoral = coattails, political coattails, electoral coattails.
    * influencia histórica = historical influence.
    * influencia política = political clout, political influence.
    * influencia social = social influence.
    * mala influencia = bad seed, bad influence.
    * perder influencia = lose + clout.
    * tener influencias = have + pull.
    * tener influencia sobre = have + hold on.
    * traficante de influencias = power broker.
    * tráfico de influencias = spoils system, nepotism.
    * valerse de influencias = pull + strings.
    * * *
    1) ( influjo) influence

    influencia en or sobre algo — influence on o upon something

    2) influencias femenino plural ( contactos) contacts (pl)
    * * *
    = force, influence, lever, leverage, say, clout, good offices, sway.

    Ex: Her reason admitted the force of his arguments, but her instinct opposed it.

    Ex: All these influences are at work before a child goes to school, yet until quite recently we have behaved as though good teaching in good schools was enough to compensate for the disabilities of verbally impoverished children.
    Ex: An indication that the Commission would be prepared to accept a borderline project would provide a useful lever when the application is passed to the UK Government.
    Ex: At certain times, dubious interpretations of the rules have even been used as leverage in gaining ground on matters of dispute between Community partners.
    Ex: I've seen people clamor for a say and when it's given to them they don't take it.
    Ex: IT executives would like to see their role in the organization elevated, giving them more ' clout', stature and visibility.
    Ex: This enables the library to use the MPEs' good offices and contacts to influence the national government on projects which are important for the area.
    Ex: During this period Africa was influenced by external forces as the Islamic states of the north extended their sway south.
    * área de influencia = remit.
    * buena influencia = good influence.
    * campaña contra la conducción bajo la influencia del alcohol = drink-drive campaign, anti-drink-drive campaign.
    * conducción bajo la influencia del alcohol = drink driving, drunk driving.
    * conducir bajo la influencia del alcohol = drive while under + the influence of alcohol.
    * de gran influencia = seminal.
    * ejercer influencia = exert + influence, wield + influence, deliver + clout.
    * ejercer influencia (sobre) = come to + bear influence (on).
    * ejercer una gran influencia en = play + a strong hand in.
    * esfera de influencia = sphere of influence.
    * extender la influencia = spread + influence.
    * hacer uso de influencias = pull + strings.
    * influencia de los amigos = peer influence.
    * influencia económica = economic influence.
    * influencia electoral = coattails, political coattails, electoral coattails.
    * influencia histórica = historical influence.
    * influencia política = political clout, political influence.
    * influencia social = social influence.
    * mala influencia = bad seed, bad influence.
    * perder influencia = lose + clout.
    * tener influencias = have + pull.
    * tener influencia sobre = have + hold on.
    * traficante de influencias = power broker.
    * tráfico de influencias = spoils system, nepotism.
    * valerse de influencias = pull + strings.

    * * *
    A (influjo) influence
    el edificio es de or tiene influencia barroca the building displays baroque influence
    bajo la influencia del alcohol under the influence of alcohol
    influencia EN or SOBRE algo influence ON o UPON sth
    los clásicos ejercieron una gran influencia en su obra his works were greatly influenced by the classics, the classics had an important influence on his works
    la influencia de los astros sobre la vida humana the influence of the stars on human life
    influencia SOBRE algn influence ON sb
    esa mujer ejerce una mala influencia sobre ti that woman is o has a bad influence on you
    B influencias fpl (contactos) contacts (pl)
    tiene influencias en las altas esferas she's got friends in high places, she's got influential contacts
    * * *

     

    Del verbo influenciar: ( conjugate influenciar)

    influencia es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    influencia    
    influenciar
    influencia sustantivo femenino
    1 ( influjo) influence;

    influencia en or sobre algo influence on o upon sth;
    influencia sobre algn influence on sb
    2
    ◊ influencias sustantivo femenino plural ( contactos) contacts (pl)

    influenciar ( conjugate influenciar) verbo transitivo
    to influence
    influencia sustantivo femenino
    1 (ascendencia, efecto) influence: tiene mucha influencia sobre él, he has a lot of influence on/over him
    2 influencias (contacto con personas decisivas); tener influencias, to be influential
    tráfico de influencias, insider trading/dealing
    influenciar verbo transitivo to influence
    ' influencia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ámbito
    - contacto
    - ejercer
    - menoscabo
    - militarista
    - neutralizar
    - órbita
    - palanca
    - parcela
    - peso
    - regusto
    - sobre
    - benéfico
    - capital
    - enchufe
    - extender
    - exterior
    - externo
    - maléfico
    - maligno
    - malsano
    - menguar
    - nefasto
    - nocivo
    - poder
    - vara
    English:
    architecture
    - clout
    - DUI
    - exert
    - expansion
    - extend
    - influence
    - pull
    - shrink
    - shrinkage
    - sphere
    - stretch
    - sway
    * * *
    1. [poder] influence;
    ejerce una gran influencia sobre su marido she has a lot of influence over her husband;
    está creciendo su influencia dentro del partido her influence within the party is growing;
    tuvo gran influencia sobre el resultado de las elecciones it had a considerable influence on the result of the election, it greatly influenced the result of the election;
    un país dentro de la esfera de influencia de Rusia a country within Russia's sphere of influence;
    bajo la influencia de la anestesia under (the influence of the) anaesthetic
    2.
    influencias [contactos] contacts, pull;
    consiguió ese puesto por influencias she got that job through knowing the right people
    * * *
    f influence;
    tener influencias have contacts
    * * *
    influjo: influence
    * * *
    influencia n influence

    Spanish-English dictionary > influencia

  • 18 intervenir

    v.
    1 to tap.
    El tipo interviene el proyecto The guy tap the project.
    2 to seize (incautarse de).
    La contraloría interviene a la empresa The comptroller audits the company.
    4 to take part.
    en la evolución de la economía intervienen muchos factores several different factors play a part in the state of the economy
    después del presidente intervino el Sr. Ramírez Mr Ramirez spoke after the president
    5 to intervene (interferir, imponer el orden).
    El juez interviene a veces The judge intervenes sometimes.
    6 to operate on, to perform surgery on, to make an intervention on.
    Te interviene el Dr. Pérez Dr. Perez makes an operation on you.
    7 to take over, to take control of, to take over the operation of.
    El socio interviene la empresa The associate takes over the operation of..
    8 to confiscate, to seize.
    La corte interviene sus bienes The court seized his belongings.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ VENIR], like link=venir venir
    1 (tomar parte) to take part (en, in); (mediar) to intervene
    2 (interrumpir) to intervene
    3 (hablar) to speak (en, at)
    1 MEDICINA to operate on
    2 (alijo, mercancía) to seize
    3 (teléfono) to tap
    4 (cuentas) to audit
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VI
    1) (=tomar parte) to take part
    2) (=injerirse) to intervene
    3) (=mediar)

    el presidente intervino para que se pudiera llegar a un acuerdo — the president mediated o interceded so that an agreement could be reached

    2. VT
    1) (=controlar) to take over, take control of

    la junta militar intervino todas las cadenas estatales — the junta took over o took control of all the state-run channels

    el gobierno intervino a los ferroviarios — the government took over o took control of the railworkers' union

    2) (Com) [+ cuenta] to audit; [+ banco, empresa] to take into administration; [+ cuenta, bienes] to freeze
    3) (Med) to operate on
    4) [+ droga, armas, patrimonio, bienes] to confiscate, seize
    5) [+ teléfono] to tap
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    a) (en debate, operación) to take part; ( en espectáculo) to appear, perform
    b) ( mediar) to intervene, intercede (frml)
    c) ( tomar parte) to intervene
    2.
    1)
    a) < teléfono> to tap
    b) ( tomar control de) < empresa> to place... in administration
    c) ( inspeccionar) < cuentas> to audit, inspect
    d) <armas/droga> to seize, confiscate
    e) (AmL) <universidad/emisora> to take over the running of, take control of
    2) ( operar) to operate on
    * * *
    = go into, have + a hand in, step in, intervene, jump in, obtrude (into), cut in, mediate, intersect, come into + play, call into + play, wiretap [wire-tap], weigh in, chime in.
    Ex. As something you may or may not know, every item going into the processing stream is assigned a priority, and our judgment will in many cases be different from yours, as our needs will be different from yours.
    Ex. For the benefit of all users of the thesaurus who have not had a hand in its initial compilation some written record describing the anticipated use of the thesaurus is valuable.
    Ex. Furthermore, children can be misled by group influences into reading truly pernicious material (hard core ponography, for example) and when this happens adults have a clear responsibility to step in and do something about it.
    Ex. And again, this is a point at which the teacher may need to intervene to provide examples.
    Ex. The unhappy tendency among teachers -- an occupational neurosis -- is to jump in too early and too often, especially if the talk wanders from direct comments about books under consideration.
    Ex. The librarian will provide whatever help is required without obtruding into the process.
    Ex. 'I'm not sure what 'arbitrary and capricious' means,' Stanton cut in reasonably.
    Ex. School library media professionals who mediate in the learning experiences of students must be well informed critical thinkers.
    Ex. Contingency plans can be devised to intersect at several points on this time continuum.
    Ex. There are, of course, all sorts of other considerations which come into play in determining the income which a publisher might obtain from a book.
    Ex. Ethical principles are called into play when deliberating about values, particularly when values run into conflict.
    Ex. The implementation of this system would enable law enforcement agencies to wiretap all digital communication.
    Ex. If Division VIII is best positioned to weigh in on terminology, Division VIII should do so and the rest of us should follow that lead.
    Ex. A few members of this list have done this, so wait for them to chime in here.
    ----
    * intervenir con = chime in with.
    * intervenir en un conflicto = enter + conflict.
    * que intervienen = at play.
    * si no intervienen otros factores = ceteris paribus, all (other) things being equal.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo intransitivo
    a) (en debate, operación) to take part; ( en espectáculo) to appear, perform
    b) ( mediar) to intervene, intercede (frml)
    c) ( tomar parte) to intervene
    2.
    1)
    a) < teléfono> to tap
    b) ( tomar control de) < empresa> to place... in administration
    c) ( inspeccionar) < cuentas> to audit, inspect
    d) <armas/droga> to seize, confiscate
    e) (AmL) <universidad/emisora> to take over the running of, take control of
    2) ( operar) to operate on
    * * *
    = go into, have + a hand in, step in, intervene, jump in, obtrude (into), cut in, mediate, intersect, come into + play, call into + play, wiretap [wire-tap], weigh in, chime in.

    Ex: As something you may or may not know, every item going into the processing stream is assigned a priority, and our judgment will in many cases be different from yours, as our needs will be different from yours.

    Ex: For the benefit of all users of the thesaurus who have not had a hand in its initial compilation some written record describing the anticipated use of the thesaurus is valuable.
    Ex: Furthermore, children can be misled by group influences into reading truly pernicious material (hard core ponography, for example) and when this happens adults have a clear responsibility to step in and do something about it.
    Ex: And again, this is a point at which the teacher may need to intervene to provide examples.
    Ex: The unhappy tendency among teachers -- an occupational neurosis -- is to jump in too early and too often, especially if the talk wanders from direct comments about books under consideration.
    Ex: The librarian will provide whatever help is required without obtruding into the process.
    Ex: 'I'm not sure what 'arbitrary and capricious' means,' Stanton cut in reasonably.
    Ex: School library media professionals who mediate in the learning experiences of students must be well informed critical thinkers.
    Ex: Contingency plans can be devised to intersect at several points on this time continuum.
    Ex: There are, of course, all sorts of other considerations which come into play in determining the income which a publisher might obtain from a book.
    Ex: Ethical principles are called into play when deliberating about values, particularly when values run into conflict.
    Ex: The implementation of this system would enable law enforcement agencies to wiretap all digital communication.
    Ex: If Division VIII is best positioned to weigh in on terminology, Division VIII should do so and the rest of us should follow that lead.
    Ex: A few members of this list have done this, so wait for them to chime in here.
    * intervenir con = chime in with.
    * intervenir en un conflicto = enter + conflict.
    * que intervienen = at play.
    * si no intervienen otros factores = ceteris paribus, all (other) things being equal.

    * * *
    vi
    1 (en un debate) to take part; (en un espectáculo) to appear, perform; (en una operación) to take part
    2 (mediar) to intervene, intercede ( frml)
    intervino ante el director a nuestro favor she intervened o interceded on our behalf with the director
    en mi decisión han intervenido muchos factores many factors have had a bearing on my decision
    3 (involucrarse, inmiscuirse) to intervene, get involved
    no pensamos intervenir en los problemas internos de otros países we do not intend intervening o getting involved in the internal affairs of other countries
    los profesores tuvieron que intervenir en la pelea the teachers had to intervene to stop the fight
    no quiso intervenir en la pelea he didn't want to get involved in the fight
    ■ intervenir
    vt
    A
    1 ‹teléfono› to tap
    2 (tomar control de) ‹empresa› to place … in administration
    3 (inspeccionar) ‹cuentas› to audit, inspect
    4 ‹armas/droga› to seize, confiscate
    5 ( AmL) ‹universidad/emisora› to take over the running of, take control of
    B (operar) to operate on
    fue intervenido en una clínica privada he had his operation o he was operated on o he underwent surgery in a private clinic
    * * *

     

    intervenir ( conjugate intervenir) verbo intransitivo
    a) (en debate, operación) to take part;

    ( en espectáculo) to appear, perform


    intervenir en una pelea to intervene o step in to stop a fight;

    ( involucrarse) to get involved in a fight
    verbo transitivo
    1
    a) ‹ teléfono› to tap

    b) ( tomar control de) ‹ empresa› to place … in administration

    c) ( inspeccionar) ‹ cuentas› to audit, inspect

    d) ‹armas/droga› to seize, confiscate

    2 ( operar) to operate on;

    intervenir
    I vi (mediar) to intervene [en, in]
    (participar) to take part [en, in]: me gustaría intervenir en el debate, I'd like to take part in the debate
    II verbo transitivo
    1 (un alijo de droga, etc) to confiscate, to seize: la policía ha intervenido la droga en la frontera, the police seized the drugs at the border
    2 (bloquear una cuenta bancaria) to block o freeze: el juez ha intervenido su cuenta, the judge froze his bank account
    (auditar) to audit
    3 (un teléfono) to tap: me parece que la línea está intervenida, I think they put a tap on our phone
    4 Med (a un paciente) to operate on: le van a intervenir mañana a las nueve, they're performing her surgery tomorrow at nine o'clock
    ' intervenir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    mediar
    - terciar
    English:
    intervene
    - join in
    - step in
    - interest
    - move
    - operate
    - step
    - tap
    * * *
    ♦ vt
    1. [operar]
    2. Com [cuentas] to audit
    3. [teléfono, línea] to tap;
    [correspondencia] to open
    4. [incautarse de] to seize
    5. Am [institución privada] to put into administration
    ♦ vi
    1. [participar] to take part (en in); [en pelea, discusión] to get involved (en in);
    intervino en varias películas cómicas she appeared in several comedy films;
    en la evolución de la economía intervienen muchos factores several different factors play a part in the state of the economy;
    después del presidente intervino el Sr. Ramírez Mr Ramirez spoke after the president;
    yo quisiera intervenir para decir que no estamos de acuerdo con la propuesta I would just like to say something: we do not agree with the proposal;
    ¿alguien más quisiera intervenir sobre esta cuestión? would anyone else like so say something on this issue?
    2. [interferir, imponer el orden] to intervene (en in);
    la policía tuvo que intervenir para separar a las dos aficiones the police had to intervene to separate the two groups of fans
    3. [mediar] to intervene, to intercede;
    su padre intervino ante su madre para que lo dejara salir his father spoke to his mother to persuade her to let him go out;
    la ONU intervino para lograr un acuerdo the UN intervened o interceded in order to get an agreement
    4. [operar]
    * * *
    I v/i intervene; en debate, congreso take part, participate; en película, espectáculo appear
    II v/t
    1 TELEC tap
    2 contrabando seize
    3 MED operate on
    * * *
    intervenir {87} vi
    1) : to take part
    2) interceder: to intervene, to intercede
    1) : to control, to supervise
    2) : to audit
    3) : to operate on
    4) : to tap (a telephone)
    * * *
    1. (interponerse) to intervene
    2. (tomar parte) to take part [pt. took; pp. taken]
    3. (operar) to operate on

    Spanish-English dictionary > intervenir

  • 19 jojoba

    * * *
    femenino jojoba
    * * *
    = jojoba.
    Ex. The sweeper had 2 hand-operated blowing wands to help move the jojoba seeds from under the bushes into the sweeper's path.
    * * *
    femenino jojoba
    * * *

    Ex: The sweeper had 2 hand-operated blowing wands to help move the jojoba seeds from under the bushes into the sweeper's path.

    * * *
    jojoba
    * * *
    jojoba nf
    jojoba

    Spanish-English dictionary > jojoba

  • 20 moneda

    f.
    1 coin (pieza).
    una moneda de diez pesos a ten peso coin
    moneda falsa counterfeit coin
    2 currency (finance) (divisa).
    moneda de curso legal legal tender
    moneda débil weak currency
    moneda extranjera foreign currency
    moneda fuerte strong currency
    moneda única single currency
    * * *
    1 (pieza) coin
    2 (divisa) currency
    \
    pagar a alguien con la misma moneda to pay somebody back in kind
    ser moneda corriente figurado to be commonplace
    moneda corriente legal tender
    moneda divisionaria/fraccionaria small change
    moneda falsa counterfeit money
    moneda fuerte strong currency
    moneda suelta small change
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) coin
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=pieza) coin

    moneda menuda, moneda suelta — small change

    2) [de un país] currency

    el precio es 1.000 pesos, moneda nacional — LAm the price is 1,000 pesos

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( pieza) coin
    b) ( de país) currency

    pagar con la misma moneda — to pay somebody back in kind

    2) la Moneda ( en Chi) Presidential Palace
    * * *
    = coin, currency [currencies, -pl.].
    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. Although DOBIS/LIBIS must keep its accounts in a single currency, prices for documents may be entered in foreign currencies.
    ----
    * cambio de moneda = exchange rate, foreign exchange, currency exchange rate, market rate of exchange, foreign exchange rate, currency rate, rate of exchange, currency exchange.
    * casa de la moneda = mint.
    * coleccionista de monedas = coin collector.
    * fabricación de monedas = coinage, minting.
    * fracción de moneda = penny, coin denomination.
    * máquina que funciona con monedas = coin-operated machine.
    * moneda de cambio = bargaining chip.
    * moneda de curso legal = legal tender.
    * moneda de diez centavos = dime.
    * moneda electrónica = electric money.
    * moneda extranjera = foreign currency.
    * moneda nacional = local currency.
    * monedas = coinage.
    * moneda única = single currency.
    * papel moneda = banknote, paper money.
    * que funciona con monedas = coin-operated, coin-op.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( pieza) coin
    b) ( de país) currency

    pagar con la misma moneda — to pay somebody back in kind

    2) la Moneda ( en Chi) Presidential Palace
    * * *
    = coin, currency [currencies, -pl.].

    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: Although DOBIS/LIBIS must keep its accounts in a single currency, prices for documents may be entered in foreign currencies.
    * cambio de moneda = exchange rate, foreign exchange, currency exchange rate, market rate of exchange, foreign exchange rate, currency rate, rate of exchange, currency exchange.
    * casa de la moneda = mint.
    * coleccionista de monedas = coin collector.
    * fabricación de monedas = coinage, minting.
    * fracción de moneda = penny, coin denomination.
    * máquina que funciona con monedas = coin-operated machine.
    * moneda de cambio = bargaining chip.
    * moneda de curso legal = legal tender.
    * moneda de diez centavos = dime.
    * moneda electrónica = electric money.
    * moneda extranjera = foreign currency.
    * moneda nacional = local currency.
    * monedas = coinage.
    * moneda única = single currency.
    * papel moneda = banknote, paper money.
    * que funciona con monedas = coin-operated, coin-op.

    * * *
    (Palacio de) la Moneda (↑ moneda a1)
    A
    1 (pieza) coin
    una moneda de dos euros a two-euro coin
    colecciona monedas antiguas she collects old coins
    una moneda conmemorativa a commemorative coin
    2 (de un país) currency
    una moneda estable a stable currency
    acuñar moneda to mint money
    pagar con la misma moneda to pay sb back in kind
    Compuestos:
    soft currency
    (de un país) currency; (cantidad de moneda) currency in circulation
    convertible currency
    currency
    el dólar es moneda corriente allí the currency there is the dollar
    ser moneda corriente to be an everyday occurrence
    soft currency
    legal tender
    reserve currency
    ( Fin) fractional currency; (dinero suelto) correct o exact change
    legal tender
    single currency
    single European currency
    B
    la Moneda (en Chi) Presidential Palace
    * * *

     

    moneda sustantivo femenino
    1
    a) ( pieza) coin;

    ◊ una moneda de cinco pesos a five-peso coin o piece



    2

    moneda sustantivo femenino
    1 coin
    2 (de un país) currency
    ♦ Locuciones: pagar con la misma moneda, to give sb a dose of their own medicine
    papel moneda, bank notes
    ' moneda' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acuñar
    - cambiar
    - cambio
    - cara
    - circular
    - cobre
    - convertible
    - corona
    - cotización
    - cruz
    - curso
    - ducado
    - dura
    - duro
    - emisión
    - emitir
    - franca
    - franco
    - introducir
    - marco
    - me
    - papel
    - queztal
    - recuerdo
    - reverso
    - suelta
    - suelto
    - tálero
    - vellón
    - águila
    - borde
    - débil
    - devaluar
    - echar
    - florín
    - lado
    - leyenda
    - quinto
    - revalorizar
    - rodar
    - sello
    - sol
    - tostón
    - único
    - volado
    English:
    back
    - bit
    - coin
    - counterfeit
    - currency
    - dime
    - edge
    - euro
    - face
    - flip side
    - head
    - hold out
    - kind
    - legal tender
    - mint
    - money
    - nickel
    - paper money
    - piece
    - poof
    - pound
    - quarter
    - reverse
    - side
    - single currency
    - strength
    - strike
    - strong
    - tender
    - toss
    - twopence
    - yen
    - flip
    - legal
    - penny
    - slip
    * * *
    moneda nf
    1. [pieza] coin;
    una moneda de diez pesos a ten peso coin;
    pagar a alguien con o [m5] en la misma moneda to pay sb back in kind;
    RP
    y monedas: costó 400 y monedas it cost just over 400
    moneda falsa counterfeit coin;
    moneda fraccionaria fractional money
    2. [divisa] currency
    moneda convertible convertible currency;
    moneda corriente legal tender;
    ser moneda corriente to be commonplace;
    moneda de curso legal legal tender;
    moneda débil weak currency;
    moneda extranjera foreign currency;
    moneda fiduciaria fiat money;
    moneda fraccionaria fractional money;
    moneda fuerte strong currency;
    moneda nacional national o local currency;
    UE moneda única single currency
    3.
    La Moneda [en Chile] = Chile's presidential palace
    LA MONEDA
    The “Palacio de la Moneda”, also known simply as La Moneda, is the name of the Chilean Presidential Palace and the seat of the government in the capital, Santiago. Originally built under Spanish colonial rule as the Royal Mint (1805), it became the presidential palace in 1846. It was severely damaged on September 11 1973, when president Salvador Allende attempted to resist the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet, though the palace was eventually rebuilt, and has now been opened to the public.
    * * *
    f
    1 coin;
    ser moneda corriente fig be an everyday occurrence;
    en la misma moneda fig pay s.o. back in their own coin
    2 ( divisa) currency
    * * *
    moneda nf
    1) : coin
    2) : money, currency
    * * *
    1. (pieza) coin
    2. (unidad) currency

    Spanish-English dictionary > moneda

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