Translation: from spanish

I'm in a bit of a hurry

  • 1 abreviar

    v.
    1 to shorten.
    2 to hurry up (darse prisa).
    3 to abbreviate, to abridge, to condense, to curtail.
    Contraje tu ensayo por estética I shortened your essay for aesthetics.
    4 to reduce, to decrease.
    Abreviar la velocidad Reduce speed.
    * * *
    1 (acortar) to shorten, cut short
    2 (texto) to abridge; (palabra) to abbreviate
    \
    abreviar los trámites to speed up the formalities
    para abreviar to cut a long story short
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=acortar) [+ palabra] to abbreviate; [+ texto] to abridge, reduce; [+ discurso, estancia etc] to shorten, cut short
    2) (=acercar) [+ fecha] to bring forward; [+ acontecimiento] to hasten
    2.
    VI (=apresurarse) to be quick

    bueno, para abreviar... — well, to cut a long story short...

    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <permanencia/visita> to cut short; < plazo> to shorten; <texto/artículo> to abridge; < palabra> to abbreviate
    2.

    abrevia, que se hace tarde — cut it short, it's getting late

    abreviando... — in short...

    * * *
    = abbreviate, telescope.
    Ex. The Dewey Decimal Classification ( abbreviated to either DC or DDC) is arguably the most important bibliographic classification scheme.
    Ex. What certainly happens without a doubt is that the experienced librarian telescopes into what may appear to be a single instantaneous decision a whole series of logically-connected search steps.
    ----
    * interrumpir para abreviar = cut + Nombre + short.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <permanencia/visita> to cut short; < plazo> to shorten; <texto/artículo> to abridge; < palabra> to abbreviate
    2.

    abrevia, que se hace tarde — cut it short, it's getting late

    abreviando... — in short...

    * * *
    = abbreviate, telescope.

    Ex: The Dewey Decimal Classification ( abbreviated to either DC or DDC) is arguably the most important bibliographic classification scheme.

    Ex: What certainly happens without a doubt is that the experienced librarian telescopes into what may appear to be a single instantaneous decision a whole series of logically-connected search steps.
    * interrumpir para abreviar = cut + Nombre + short.

    * * *
    abreviar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹estancia/visita› to cut short; ‹plazo› to shorten; ‹texto/artículo› to abridge
    tuvo que abreviar su visita he had to cut short his visit
    2 ‹palabra› to abbreviate
    ■ abreviar
    vi
    abrevia, que se hace tarde cut it short, it's getting late
    abreviando, no sabemos nada todavía in short, we don't know anything yet
    * * *

    abreviar ( conjugate abreviar) verbo transitivopermanencia/visita to cut short;
    plazo to shorten;
    texto/artículo to abridge;
    palabra to abbreviate
    verbo intransitivo:
    abreviando … in short …

    abreviar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 to shorten: abreviaremos nuestra estancia en Niza, we'll cut short our stay in Nice
    2 (resumir o acortar un texto) to abridge: ¿puedes abreviar un poco el prólogo?, could you abridge the prologue a bit?
    3 (una palabra) to abbreviate
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 to be quick o brief: ¡abrevia, que no llegamos! be quick, or we'll never get there!
    ♦ Locuciones: para abreviar, to cut a long story short: ... para abreviar: no fue a la entrevista, to cut a long story short: she didn't go to the interview

    ' abreviar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    abbreviate
    - curtail
    - do
    - short
    - shorten
    * * *
    vt
    1. [proceso, explicación] to shorten;
    [viaje, estancia] to cut short
    2. [texto] to abridge
    3. [palabra] to abbreviate
    vi
    [darse prisa] to hurry up;
    para abreviar [al hacer algo] to keep it quick;
    [al narrar algo] to cut a long story short;
    ¡venga, abrevia! come on, keep it short!
    * * *
    v/t shorten; palabra tb
    abbreviate; texto tb
    abridge
    * * *
    1) : to abbreviate
    2) : to shorten, to cut short
    * * *
    1. (palabra) to abbreviate
    2. (reunión, etc) to cut short [pt. & pp. cut]
    ¡abrevia! hurry up!
    abrevia, que tengo prisa hurry up I'm in a hurry

    Spanish-English dictionary > abreviar

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