Translation: from spanish

at the urging of

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ◊ ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 2 a petición de

    at the request of
    * * *
    = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of
    Ex. These articles were prepared at the request of the American Library Association by Jenner & Block, its attorneys.
    Ex. The superintendent withdrew his request at the urging of the city manager, who suggested he defer it until a more apposite time.
    Ex. During the early 1940s, at the behest of then President Roosevelt, he led the drive to build the first atomic bomb.
    * * *
    = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of

    Ex: These articles were prepared at the request of the American Library Association by Jenner & Block, its attorneys.

    Ex: The superintendent withdrew his request at the urging of the city manager, who suggested he defer it until a more apposite time.
    Ex: During the early 1940s, at the behest of then President Roosevelt, he led the drive to build the first atomic bomb.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a petición de

  • 3 a instancia de

    Ex. The superintendent withdrew his request at the urging of the city manager, who suggested he defer it until a more apposite time.
    * * *

    Ex: The superintendent withdrew his request at the urging of the city manager, who suggested he defer it until a more apposite time.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a instancia de

  • 4 instancia

    f.
    1 application (form).
    2 request (ruego).
    a instancias de at the request o bidding of
    en última instancia as a last resort
    3 instance, occurrence, case in point.
    * * *
    1 (petición) request; (solicitud) form
    2 DERECHO instance
    \
    a instancia de / a instancias de at the request of
    en última instancia as a last resort
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=solicitud) application, request; (Jur) petition

    a instancia(s) de algn — at the request of sb, at sb's request

    pedir algo con instancia — to demand sth insistently, demand sth urgently

    2) (=formulario) application form
    3) (=momento)

    en última instancia — (=como último recurso) as a last resort; (=en definitiva) in the last analysis

    4) (Pol) (=autoridad) authority; (=organismo) agency
    * * *
    1) ( solicitud) official request o application

    a instancias de — at the request of, at the instance of (frml)

    2) ( momento) moment, happening
    3) (period) ( autoridad) authority
    * * *
    = instance, behest.
    Ex. In these instances a reference is not only shorter than an added entry, but removes the need to make multiple added entries.
    Ex. Prophet Mohammed told him, "Well look here, so long as they follow my behests, they will not be ill".
    ----
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias = under the auspices of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of.
    * en primera instancia = in the first instance.
    * en segunda instancia = second-removed.
    * en última instancia = ultimately, in the long run, in the end, in the last analysis, in the last resort, in the final analysis.
    * proceso en primera instancia = proceeding in the first instance.
    * * *
    1) ( solicitud) official request o application

    a instancias de — at the request of, at the instance of (frml)

    2) ( momento) moment, happening
    3) (period) ( autoridad) authority
    * * *
    = instance, behest.

    Ex: In these instances a reference is not only shorter than an added entry, but removes the need to make multiple added entries.

    Ex: Prophet Mohammed told him, "Well look here, so long as they follow my behests, they will not be ill".
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias = under the auspices of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of.
    * en primera instancia = in the first instance.
    * en segunda instancia = second-removed.
    * en última instancia = ultimately, in the long run, in the end, in the last analysis, in the last resort, in the final analysis.
    * proceso en primera instancia = proceeding in the first instance.

    * * *
    A (solicitud) official request o application
    a instancias de at the request of, at the instance of ( frml)
    B (momento) moment, happening
    las instancias decisivas de nuestra historia key o decisive moments in our history
    en última instancia (como último recurso) as a last resort; (en definitiva) in the final o last analysis
    en última instancia podríamos vender el coche as a last resort we could sell the car
    la responsabilidad es, en última instancia, mía I am ultimately responsible, the ultimate responsibility is mine
    C ( period) (autoridad) authority
    las más altas instancias de la nación the highest authorities in the land
    * * *

     

    instancia sustantivo femenino
    1 (petición) request
    2 (escrito) application form
    3 Jur instance tribunal de primera instancia, Court of First Instance
    ♦ Locuciones: a instancia(s) de, at the request of, en primera instancia, first of all
    en última instancia, as a last resort: en última instancia siempre podemos llamar a los bomberos para que la abran, we can always call the fire department to open it, as a last resort
    ' instancia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    juez
    - término
    English:
    application
    - magistrate
    - ultimately
    * * *
    1. [solicitud] application (form)
    2. [ruego] request;
    a instancias de at the request o bidding of;
    el abogado actuaba a instancias mías the lawyer was acting on my instructions
    3. [recurso]
    en última instancia as a last resort
    4. [institución]
    se mueve entre las altas instancias del partido he moves in the upper echelons of the party;
    se goza del apoyo de las más altas instancias eclesiásticas he enjoys the support of the highest authorities of the Church
    5. Am [momento]
    en (una) primera instancia, introduciremos los datos first of all we'll input the data
    * * *
    f
    1 JUR petition
    2 ( petición por escrito) application;
    a instancias de at the request of
    3
    :
    en última instancia as a last resort
    * * *
    1) : petition, request
    2)
    en última instancia : as a last resort

    Spanish-English dictionary > instancia

  • 5 petición

    f.
    petition, appeal, entreaty, request.
    * * *
    1 (gen) request
    2 DERECHO plea, petition
    \
    a petición de at the request of
    petición de gracia appeal for clemency
    * * *
    noun f.
    petition, request
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=solicitud) [gen] request; (=documento) petition

    petición de orden — (Inform) prompt

    2) (Jur) (=alegato) plea; (=reclamación) claim
    * * *
    a) ( acción) request
    b) ( escrito) petition
    * * *
    = exhortation, request, demand, plea, pleading, exigency, petition, clamour [clamor, -USA], solicitation, behest.
    Ex. Such considerations suggest that exhortations directed at SLIS to transform their curricula in unspecified radical fashion miss the mark.
    Ex. Because the co-ordination of index terms in the index description is decided before any particular request is made, the index is termed a pre-co-ordinate index.
    Ex. Demands from clients will often throw up an occurrence of similar problems, revealing perhaps the operation of an injustice, the lack of an amenity in the neighbourhood, or simply bureaucratic inefficiency.
    Ex. One recent plea for a classification of bibliography along these lines has been by Lloyd Hibberd.
    Ex. The pleading should be done by the representatives of the public, on the library board or the appropriating authority.
    Ex. The LA dangles between short-term exigencies and long-term potentials, and a call for cuts in library school output is trying to cure symptoms rather than diseases.
    Ex. After a 23,000 signature petition the proposals for a new library were reconsidered.
    Ex. Chilton Book Company is probably the largest publisher of repair guides for automobiles and motorcycles, and there is no end to the clamor for these tools at a reference desk.
    Ex. Individual solicitation enabled 480 reciprocal agreements to be put in place.
    Ex. Prophet Mohammed told him, "Well look here, so long as they follow my behests, they will not be ill".
    ----
    * 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.
    * atender a una petición = service + request.
    * atender una petición de información = satisfy + request for information.
    * conceder una petición = grant + request.
    * disponible a petición = on request, available for the asking.
    * formulario de petición = request form.
    * hacer una petición = frame + request, place + request, pose + request.
    * hacer una petición de = place + request for.
    * la petición de = a call for.
    * papeleta de petición = request form.
    * papeleta de petición de búsqueda en línea = online search request form.
    * papeleta de petición de fotocopias = photocopy request form.
    * papeleta de petición de préstamo interbibliotecario = interlibrary loan request form.
    * petición de búsqueda = search request.
    * petición de documentos = document delivery.
    * petición de documentos por el lector = document request.
    * petición de impresión = print request.
    * petición de información de referencia = reference enquiry.
    * petición del depósito = stack request.
    * petición de material = material-finding enquiry.
    * petición de préstamo = loan request.
    * petición de préstamo interbibliotecario = interlibrary loan request.
    * petición de usuario = user request [users' request].
    * peticiones = demand load.
    * presentar una petición = submit + petition.
    * redactar una petición de subvención = write + proposal.
    * satisfacer una petición = meet + request, fill + request.
    * satisfacer una petición de reserva = satisfy + hold request.
    * servicio de petición de documentos = document delivery service (DDS).
    * sistema de petición de documentos = document delivery system.
    * tramitar una petición = process + order request.
    * * *
    a) ( acción) request
    b) ( escrito) petition
    * * *
    = exhortation, request, demand, plea, pleading, exigency, petition, clamour [clamor, -USA], solicitation, behest.

    Ex: Such considerations suggest that exhortations directed at SLIS to transform their curricula in unspecified radical fashion miss the mark.

    Ex: Because the co-ordination of index terms in the index description is decided before any particular request is made, the index is termed a pre-co-ordinate index.
    Ex: Demands from clients will often throw up an occurrence of similar problems, revealing perhaps the operation of an injustice, the lack of an amenity in the neighbourhood, or simply bureaucratic inefficiency.
    Ex: One recent plea for a classification of bibliography along these lines has been by Lloyd Hibberd.
    Ex: The pleading should be done by the representatives of the public, on the library board or the appropriating authority.
    Ex: The LA dangles between short-term exigencies and long-term potentials, and a call for cuts in library school output is trying to cure symptoms rather than diseases.
    Ex: After a 23,000 signature petition the proposals for a new library were reconsidered.
    Ex: Chilton Book Company is probably the largest publisher of repair guides for automobiles and motorcycles, and there is no end to the clamor for these tools at a reference desk.
    Ex: Individual solicitation enabled 480 reciprocal agreements to be put in place.
    Ex: Prophet Mohammed told him, "Well look here, so long as they follow my behests, they will not be ill".
    * 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.
    * atender a una petición = service + request.
    * atender una petición de información = satisfy + request for information.
    * conceder una petición = grant + request.
    * disponible a petición = on request, available for the asking.
    * formulario de petición = request form.
    * hacer una petición = frame + request, place + request, pose + request.
    * hacer una petición de = place + request for.
    * la petición de = a call for.
    * papeleta de petición = request form.
    * papeleta de petición de búsqueda en línea = online search request form.
    * papeleta de petición de fotocopias = photocopy request form.
    * papeleta de petición de préstamo interbibliotecario = interlibrary loan request form.
    * petición de búsqueda = search request.
    * petición de documentos = document delivery.
    * petición de documentos por el lector = document request.
    * petición de impresión = print request.
    * petición de información de referencia = reference enquiry.
    * petición del depósito = stack request.
    * petición de material = material-finding enquiry.
    * petición de préstamo = loan request.
    * petición de préstamo interbibliotecario = interlibrary loan request.
    * petición de usuario = user request [users' request].
    * peticiones = demand load.
    * presentar una petición = submit + petition.
    * redactar una petición de subvención = write + proposal.
    * satisfacer una petición = meet + request, fill + request.
    * satisfacer una petición de reserva = satisfy + hold request.
    * servicio de petición de documentos = document delivery service (DDS).
    * sistema de petición de documentos = document delivery system.
    * tramitar una petición = process + order request.

    * * *
    1 (acción) request
    a petición del público by popular request o demand
    respondiendo a su petición, le enviamos la correspondiente información in reply to your request, we enclose the relevant information
    [ S ] consulta previa petición de hora consultation by appointment
    2 (escrito) petition
    Compuestos:
    petition for divorce
    application for extradition, extradition request
    * * *

     

    petición sustantivo femenino

    ◊ a petición del público by popular request o demand;

    a petición fiscal at the prosecutor's request


    petición de extradición application for extradition
    petición sustantivo femenino
    1 (acción) request
    petición de aumento de sueldo, wage demand
    lo hicieron a petición suya, they did it at her request
    2 (escrito, solicitud) petition
    petición de divorcio, divorce petition
    ' petición' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    consulta
    - demanda
    - derecha
    - derecho
    - instancia
    - otorgar
    - rechazo
    - reclamación
    - requerimiento
    - denegar
    - faltar
    - ruego
    English:
    allow
    - call
    - disinterested
    - pander
    - petition
    - plea
    - request
    - should
    - tack on
    - turn down
    - unheard
    - approach
    - bidding
    - demand
    - popular
    * * *
    1. [acción] request;
    el país formuló una petición de ayuda al exterior the country made an appeal for foreign aid;
    a petición de at the request of;
    a petición del público habrá dos representaciones más by popular request there will be two further performances;
    el presidente compareció ante la cámara a petición propia the president appeared before the house at his own request;
    certificado expedido a petición del interesado certificate issued at the request of the person concerned
    petición de extradición extradition request;
    petición de indulto appeal for a reprieve;
    petición de mano = act of formally asking a woman's parents for her hand in marriage
    2. Der [escrito] petition
    * * *
    f request;
    a petición de at the request of
    * * *
    petición nf, pl - ciones : petition, request
    * * *
    1. (acción) request

    Spanish-English dictionary > petición

  • 6 pedir

    v.
    1 to ask for.
    pedir algo a alguien to ask somebody for something
    pedir a alguien que haga algo to ask somebody to do something
    pedir a alguien (en matrimonio) to ask for somebody's hand (in marriage)
    pedir (prestado) algo a alguien to borrow something from somebody
    pide un millón por la moto he's asking a million for the motorbike
    Yo pido una pizza I ask for a pizza.
    Yo le pido a María una pizza I ask Mary for a pizza.
    2 to order.
    ¿qué has pedido de postre? what have you ordered for dessert?
    3 to demand.
    4 to call for, to need.
    5 to beg.
    6 to ask to, to request to.
    Yo pedí hablar en la reunión I requested to talk at the meeting.
    7 to require.
    El caso pide una acción immediata The case requires immediate action.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ SERVIR], like link=servir servir
    1 (gen) to ask for
    2 (mercancías, en restaurante) to order
    ■ ¿qué has pedido de postre? what did you order for dessert?
    3 (necesitar) to need, cry out for
    \
    a pedir de boca just right, perfectly
    pedir la cuenta to ask for the bill
    pedir la mano de alguien to ask for somebody's hand in marriage
    * * *
    verb
    1) to ask for, request
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=rogar, solicitar) to ask for

    ¿habéis pedido ya la cuenta? — have you asked for the bill yet?

    • pedir cuentas a algn — to demand an explanation from sb

    • pedir algo a Dios — to pray to God for sth

    • pedir disculpas — to apologize

    • pedir algo por favor, me pidió por favor que fuera discreto — he asked me to please keep it to myself

    te lo pido por favor, quédate conmigo — please stay with me

    • pedir hora — to make an appointment

    • pedir limosna — to beg

    pido la palabra, señoría — permission to speak, my lord

    • pedir perdón — (=disculparse) to apologize; [suplicando] to beg (for) forgiveness

    • pedir permiso — to ask (for) permission

    - ¿qué más se puede pedir?
    2) (Com) (=encargar) to order
    3) [en un restaurante] to order; [en un bar] to ask for, order

    hemos pedido dos cafés y un té — we've asked for o ordered two coffees and a tea

    4) [para casarse] to propose to

    • pedir la mano de algn — to ask for sb's hand

    • pedir a algn en matrimonio — to ask for sb's hand in marriage

    5) (Jur) [+ condena] to ask for
    6) (=requerir) to need

    • pedir algo a gritos o voces — to be crying out for sth

    7) (tb: pedir prestado) to borrow

    me pidió prestado el coche — he asked if he could borrow the car, he asked to borrow the car

    2. VI
    1) (=rogar)

    • pedir por algn — (Rel) to pray for sb

    2) (=pedir dinero) [mendigo] to beg; [voluntario] to collect money
    3) [en un bar, restaurante] to order

    ¿habéis pedido ya? — have you ordered yet?

    boca 1., 3)
    3.
    See:
    PEDIR ¿"Ask" o "ask for"? ► La expresión pedir algo se traduce por ask for something: Pidieron muchas cosas diferentes They asked for many different things Si el verbo pedir lleva dos complementos, el complemento de persona siempre va delante: Pídele un lápiz a la profesora Ask the teacher for a pencil ► La estructura pedir a alguien que haga algo, se traduce al inglés por ask + ((objeto)) + ((construcción de infinitivo)): Le pedí a mi hermana que me trajera una alfombra de Turquía I asked my sister to bring me a rug from Turkey Le pediremos que nos haga un descuento We'll ask him to give us a discount Si el contexto es más formal pedir también se puede traducir por request: Ambas partes en conflicto están pidiendo ayuda al extranjero Both sides are requesting help from abroad Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <dinero/ayuda> to ask for

    me pidió disculpas or perdón — he apologized (to me)

    me pidió explicaciones or cuentas — he asked me to justify my actions

    ¿qué más se puede pedir? — what more could you ask for?

    pidió que lo trasladaran — he asked to be transferred; ver prestado

    b) (en bar, restaurante) <plato/bebida> to order; < cuenta> to ask for
    2) (Com)

    ¿cuánto pide por la casa? — how much is she asking for the house?

    b) < mercancías> to order
    4) ( requerir) to need

    esta planta está pidiendo a gritos que la rieguen — this plant is crying out to be watered

    2.
    pedir vi
    a) ( mendigar) to beg
    b) (en bar, restaurante) to order
    c) ( para tener algo) (AmL) to ask
    * * *
    = ask, ask for, have + calls for, call for, call on/upon, canvass, instruct, invite, order, plead for, request, require, prompt, bid, beg, howl for, cadge, call on/upon, bay.
    Ex. This recommendation asks the cataloguer to ascertain the name by which an author is commonly known.
    Ex. Good luck and don't hesitate to ask me or anyone on the management team for advice or assistance!.
    Ex. For some while there have been calls for an abbreviated version of AACR, for small libraries and for non-cataloguers.
    Ex. The main rules call for entry of societies under name and institutions under place.
    Ex. This article calls on libraries to forge a renewed national commitment to cooperate in the building of a national information network for scholarly communications.
    Ex. A change to 48% reduction instead of the present 24% is being canvassed, in order to keep the size within bounds, but this should not cause any serious problems in use, particularly as many modern microform readers have dual magnification.
    Ex. Some of the above limitations of title indexes can be overcome by exercising a measure of control over the index terminology, and by inputting and instructing the computer to print a number of pre-determined links or references between keywords.
    Ex. Members of the audience were invited to ask questions, make statements, and express themselves freely.
    Ex. Edge notch cards are often ordered in a size tailored to the demands of the index, and can be purchased with any coding that the index designer specifies.
    Ex. I would plead for more standardization, not less, because I think whatever we do is going to be imperfect.
    Ex. Also, with online display, the user should be able to request displays indicating different levels of specificity.
    Ex. If the library wants all users to have passwords, an authorization level of 1 can be assigned in the search function to force the system to require a password.
    Ex. You will be prompted to choose a file; your last search will then be executed automatically in the file that you choose.
    Ex. 'Sit down please,' he bade her.
    Ex. A sociologist at Yale begs libraries to keep information from him - he says that information seeks him everywhere in this world of email, fax and telephone.
    Ex. The article ' Howling for change' suggests what can be done to halt the decline of the book industry.
    Ex. For the most part it is a story of bug-ridden rooms in working-men's hotels, of fights, drinking bouts, cheap brothels, Russian refugees, cadging.
    Ex. The difference is only that an indexer is not usually called upon to appreciate the subtleties of the subject to the same extent as an abstractor.
    Ex. If the Holocaust cannot be discussed freely then stop baying about freedom of speech.
    ----
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * pedir ayuda = seek + assistance, seek + help.
    * pedir ayuda a = enlist + the cooperation of.
    * pedir con insistencia = urge, urging.
    * pedir dinero prestado = borrow + money.
    * pedir disculpas = eat + Posesivo + words, eat + humble pie, eat + crow, eat + dirt.
    * pedir encarecidamente = urge, appeal for, make + a plea for, urging.
    * pedir en préstamo = borrow.
    * pedir especialmente = special order.
    * pedir información = request + information.
    * pedir información de = ask for + details of.
    * pedir información sobre = enquire of [inquire of, -USA].
    * pedir la cabeza de Alguien = bay for + Posesivo + blood.
    * pedir la documentación = card.
    * pedir la identificación = card.
    * pedir la luna = cry for + the moon, ask for + the moon, reach for + the moon.
    * pedir la opinión sobre = ask for + opinion on.
    * pedirle cuentas a Alguien = bring + Nombre + to book.
    * pedirle peras al olmo = cry for + the moon, ask for + the moon, reach for + the moon.
    * pedir perdón = eat + Posesivo + words, eat + humble pie, eat + crow, eat + dirt.
    * pedir prestado = borrow.
    * pedir rescate por Algo = hold + Nombre + for ransom.
    * pedir sugerencias = solicit + recommendations.
    * pedir un deseo = make + a wish, mounting problems.
    * pedir un préstamo = take + a loan.
    * pedir un rescate = ransom.
    * pedir venganza = bay for + vengeance, bay for + blood.
    * persona que pide asilo = asylum seeker.
    * salir a pedir de boca = come up + roses, go off without + a hitch.
    * volver a pedir = reorder [re-order].
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <dinero/ayuda> to ask for

    me pidió disculpas or perdón — he apologized (to me)

    me pidió explicaciones or cuentas — he asked me to justify my actions

    ¿qué más se puede pedir? — what more could you ask for?

    pidió que lo trasladaran — he asked to be transferred; ver prestado

    b) (en bar, restaurante) <plato/bebida> to order; < cuenta> to ask for
    2) (Com)

    ¿cuánto pide por la casa? — how much is she asking for the house?

    b) < mercancías> to order
    4) ( requerir) to need

    esta planta está pidiendo a gritos que la rieguen — this plant is crying out to be watered

    2.
    pedir vi
    a) ( mendigar) to beg
    b) (en bar, restaurante) to order
    c) ( para tener algo) (AmL) to ask
    * * *
    = ask, ask for, have + calls for, call for, call on/upon, canvass, instruct, invite, order, plead for, request, require, prompt, bid, beg, howl for, cadge, call on/upon, bay.

    Ex: This recommendation asks the cataloguer to ascertain the name by which an author is commonly known.

    Ex: Good luck and don't hesitate to ask me or anyone on the management team for advice or assistance!.
    Ex: For some while there have been calls for an abbreviated version of AACR, for small libraries and for non-cataloguers.
    Ex: The main rules call for entry of societies under name and institutions under place.
    Ex: This article calls on libraries to forge a renewed national commitment to cooperate in the building of a national information network for scholarly communications.
    Ex: A change to 48% reduction instead of the present 24% is being canvassed, in order to keep the size within bounds, but this should not cause any serious problems in use, particularly as many modern microform readers have dual magnification.
    Ex: Some of the above limitations of title indexes can be overcome by exercising a measure of control over the index terminology, and by inputting and instructing the computer to print a number of pre-determined links or references between keywords.
    Ex: Members of the audience were invited to ask questions, make statements, and express themselves freely.
    Ex: Edge notch cards are often ordered in a size tailored to the demands of the index, and can be purchased with any coding that the index designer specifies.
    Ex: I would plead for more standardization, not less, because I think whatever we do is going to be imperfect.
    Ex: Also, with online display, the user should be able to request displays indicating different levels of specificity.
    Ex: If the library wants all users to have passwords, an authorization level of 1 can be assigned in the search function to force the system to require a password.
    Ex: You will be prompted to choose a file; your last search will then be executed automatically in the file that you choose.
    Ex: 'Sit down please,' he bade her.
    Ex: A sociologist at Yale begs libraries to keep information from him - he says that information seeks him everywhere in this world of email, fax and telephone.
    Ex: The article ' Howling for change' suggests what can be done to halt the decline of the book industry.
    Ex: For the most part it is a story of bug-ridden rooms in working-men's hotels, of fights, drinking bouts, cheap brothels, Russian refugees, cadging.
    Ex: The difference is only that an indexer is not usually called upon to appreciate the subtleties of the subject to the same extent as an abstractor.
    Ex: If the Holocaust cannot be discussed freely then stop baying about freedom of speech.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * pedir ayuda = seek + assistance, seek + help.
    * pedir ayuda a = enlist + the cooperation of.
    * pedir con insistencia = urge, urging.
    * pedir dinero prestado = borrow + money.
    * pedir disculpas = eat + Posesivo + words, eat + humble pie, eat + crow, eat + dirt.
    * pedir encarecidamente = urge, appeal for, make + a plea for, urging.
    * pedir en préstamo = borrow.
    * pedir especialmente = special order.
    * pedir información = request + information.
    * pedir información de = ask for + details of.
    * pedir información sobre = enquire of [inquire of, -USA].
    * pedir la cabeza de Alguien = bay for + Posesivo + blood.
    * pedir la documentación = card.
    * pedir la identificación = card.
    * pedir la luna = cry for + the moon, ask for + the moon, reach for + the moon.
    * pedir la opinión sobre = ask for + opinion on.
    * pedirle cuentas a Alguien = bring + Nombre + to book.
    * pedirle peras al olmo = cry for + the moon, ask for + the moon, reach for + the moon.
    * pedir perdón = eat + Posesivo + words, eat + humble pie, eat + crow, eat + dirt.
    * pedir prestado = borrow.
    * pedir rescate por Algo = hold + Nombre + for ransom.
    * pedir sugerencias = solicit + recommendations.
    * pedir un deseo = make + a wish, mounting problems.
    * pedir un préstamo = take + a loan.
    * pedir un rescate = ransom.
    * pedir venganza = bay for + vengeance, bay for + blood.
    * persona que pide asilo = asylum seeker.
    * salir a pedir de boca = come up + roses, go off without + a hitch.
    * volver a pedir = reorder [re-order].

    * * *
    pedir [ I14 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹dinero/ayuda› to ask for
    pidieron un préstamo al banco they asked the bank for a loan
    pidió permiso para salir she asked permission to leave
    me pidió consejo he asked my advice, he asked me for advice
    pide limosna a la puerta de la iglesia he begs (for money) at the church door
    préstamelo, te lo pido por favor please lend it to me
    si no me lo pides por favor no te lo doy I won't give it to you unless you say please o unless you ask nicely
    nadie te ha pedido (tu) opinión nobody asked (for) your opinion
    me pidió disculpas or perdón por lo que había hecho he apologized for what he had done
    pídele perdón a tu padre apologize to o say you're sorry to your father
    ¿quién eres tú para venir a pedirme cuentas or explicaciones? who do you think you are, asking me to justify my actions?
    pedir hora to make an appointment
    pedir la palabra to ask for permission to speak
    pide cuatro años de cárcel para los acusados he is asking for a four-year sentence for the accused
    es un sitio donde se come barato y bien, no se puede pedir más it's the sort of place where you can eat cheaply and well, what more could you ask for? o it's ideal
    está haciendo todo lo posible, no se le puede pedir más she's doing all she can, you can't ask for more than that o that's all you can ask
    pedir QUE + SUBJ:
    me pidió que le comprara el periódico he asked me to buy him the newspaper
    pidió que lo trasladaran he asked to be transferred
    2 (en un bar, restaurante) to order
    pedimos pescado de segundo we ordered fish for our second course
    pide la cuenta y nos vamos ask for o get the check ( AmE) o ( BrE) bill and we can go
    B ( Com)
    1 (como precio) pedir algo POR algo to ask sth FOR sth
    ¿cuánto pide por la casa? how much is she asking for the house?
    2 ‹mercancías› to order
    C
    (para casarse): pedir a una mujer en matrimonio to ask for a woman's hand in marriage ( frml)
    le pedí la mano de su hija I asked for his daughter's hand in marriage ( frml), I asked to marry his daughter
    vino a pedir a mi hermana he came to ask if he could marry my sister
    D (requerir) to need
    este pescado pide un buen vino blanco this fish needs a good white wine to go with it, this fish would go well with a good white wine
    ese vestido pide unos zapatos más altos that dress needs shoes with a higher heel
    está pidiendo una bofetada she's asking for a slap
    esta planta está pidiendo a gritos que la rieguen this plant is crying out to be watered
    ■ pedir
    vi
    1 (mendigar) to beg
    pide a la puerta de la iglesia he begs at the church door
    2 (en un bar, restaurante) to order
    pidió para salir temprano he asked if he could go early o he asked permission to go early
    estos niños sólo saben pedir these chidren are very demanding o do nothing but make demands
    ■ pedirse
    ( leng infantil); to have dibs on ( AmE colloq), to bags ( BrE colloq)
    me pido la cama de arriba I have dibs on the top bunk, I bags the top bunk
    * * *

     

    pedir ( conjugate pedir) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) ‹dinero/ayuda› to ask for;


    pidió permiso para salir she asked permission to leave;
    pide limosna he begs (for money);
    pedirle algo a algn to ask sb for sth;
    le pidió ayuda he asked her for help;
    me pidió disculpas or perdón he apologized (to me);
    pedir hora to make an appointment;
    pedir la palabra to ask for permission to speak;
    me pidió que le enseñara he asked me to teach him;
    ver prestado
    b) (en bar, restaurante) ‹plato/bebida› to order;

    ‹ cuenta› to ask for
    2 (Com)
    a) ( como precio) pedir algo POR algo to ask sth for sth;

    ◊ ¿cuánto pide por la casa? how much is she asking for the house?

    b) ‹ mercancías› to order

    verbo intransitivo
    a) (en bar, restaurante) to order


    pedir verbo transitivo
    1 (un favor) to ask: me pidió que la ayudara, he asked me to help her
    2 (una cosa) to ask for: el niño le pidió unos caramelos, the child asked him for some sweets ➣ Ver nota en ask
    3 (en la tienda, en el bar, etc) to order
    4 (limosna) to beg
    5 (requerir, necesitar) to need: ese coche está pidiendo que lo laven, that car needs washing
    ♦ Locuciones: pedir a gritos, to cry out
    pedir disculpas, to apologize
    pedir prestado, to borrow
    a pedir de boca, just fine
    ' pedir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    apestosa
    - apestoso
    - bastar
    - boca
    - cita
    - cobrar
    - cuenta
    - demandar
    - disculpa
    - hora
    - luna
    - pera
    - perdón
    - prestar
    - requerir
    - socorro
    - voz
    - asilo
    - audiencia
    - auxilio
    - aventón
    - cola
    - excusar
    - gorrear
    - informe
    - justicia
    - limosna
    - mano
    - ordenar
    - palabra
    - palmada
    - pida
    - prestado
    - qué
    - raid
    - turno
    - vez
    English:
    apologetic
    - appeal
    - apply for
    - appointment
    - ask
    - ask for
    - asylum
    - beg
    - borrow
    - clamor
    - clamour
    - cry out for
    - formality
    - get
    - have
    - invite
    - may
    - order
    - permission
    - propose
    - request
    - seek
    - send away for
    - send for
    - send off for
    - shall
    - sorry
    - summon
    - tall order
    - want
    - wish
    - write back
    - write off
    - apologize
    - by
    - call
    - claim
    - cry
    - hitch
    - impossible
    - make
    - might
    - place
    - send
    - urge
    * * *
    ♦ vt
    1. [solicitar] to ask for;
    pedir algo a alguien to ask sb for sth;
    me pidió (mi) opinión she asked me (for) my opinion;
    pedir un taxi (por teléfono) to ring for a taxi;
    pedir a alguien que haga algo to ask sb to do sth;
    le pido que sea breve, por favor I would ask you to be brief, please;
    pedir a alguien en matrimonio, pedir la mano de alguien to ask for sb's hand (in marriage);
    pedir prestado algo a alguien to borrow sth from sb;
    pide un millón por la moto he's asking a million for the motorbike;
    no tienes más que pedirlo all you need to do is ask;
    si no es mucho pedir if it's not too much to ask;
    CAm, Méx
    pedir raid to hitch a ride o Br lift
    2. [en bares, restaurantes] to order;
    ¿qué has pedido de postre? what have you ordered for dessert?
    3. [mercancías] to order;
    pedir algo a alguien to order sth from sb
    4. [exigir] to demand;
    ¡pido que se me escuche! I demand to be heard!;
    le pedimos al gobierno una inmediata retirada de las tropas we demand that the government withdraw its troops immediately;
    la acusación pide veinte años de cárcel the prosecution is asking for twenty years
    5. [requerir] to call for, to need;
    los cactus piden poca agua cacti don't need a lot of water;
    esta cocina está pidiendo a gritos que la limpies this kitchen is crying out for you to clean it
    ♦ vi
    1. [mendigar] to beg;
    hay mucha gente pidiendo por la calle there are a lot of beggars in the streets
    2. [en bares, restaurantes] to order;
    ¿han pedido ya? have you ordered?
    3. [rezar]
    pedir por el alma de alguien to pray for sb's soul
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 ask for;
    pedir algo a alguien ask s.o. for sth;
    me pidió que no fuera he asked me not to go;
    te lo pido I beg you
    2 ( necesitar) need
    3 en bar, restaurante order
    II v/i
    1 ( mendigar) beg
    2 en bar, restaurante order
    * * *
    pedir {54} vt
    1) : to ask for, to request
    le pedí un préstamo a Claudia: I asked Claudia for a loan
    2) : to order (food, merchandise)
    3)
    pedir perdón : to apologize
    pedir vi
    1) : to order
    2) : to beg
    * * *
    pedir vb
    1. (en general) to ask for
    ¿cuánto piden por el cuadro? how much are they asking for the picture?
    2. (un favor) to ask
    3. (en restaurante) to order
    ¿qué has pedido de segundo? what have you ordered for your main course?
    pedir / pedir limosna to beg [pt. & pp. begged]

    Spanish-English dictionary > pedir

  • 7 instar

    v.
    to urge, to request, to press, to coax.
    * * *
    1 (insistir) to press, urge
    \
    instar a alguien a que haga algo to urge somebody to do something
    * * *
    1.
    VT to urge, press

    instar a algn a hacer algo, instar a algn para que haga algo — to urge sb to do sth

    2.
    VI to be urgent, be pressing
    * * *
    verbo transitivo (frml)

    instar a alguien a + inf or a que + subj — to urge somebody to + inf

    * * *
    = call on/upon, encourage, urge, urging, coax.
    Ex. This article calls on libraries to forge a renewed national commitment to cooperate in the building of a national information network for scholarly communications.
    Ex. A common catalogue encourages users to regard the different information carrying media as part of range of media.
    Ex. The reader is urged to examine some of these tools.
    Ex. He came at Hawthorne's urging, but he seemed preoccupied with grave and heavy matters.
    Ex. Quite clearly there could be no hope of coaxing such a variety of users into a uniform behaviour pattern.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo (frml)

    instar a alguien a + inf or a que + subj — to urge somebody to + inf

    * * *
    = call on/upon, encourage, urge, urging, coax.

    Ex: This article calls on libraries to forge a renewed national commitment to cooperate in the building of a national information network for scholarly communications.

    Ex: A common catalogue encourages users to regard the different information carrying media as part of range of media.
    Ex: The reader is urged to examine some of these tools.
    Ex: He came at Hawthorne's urging, but he seemed preoccupied with grave and heavy matters.
    Ex: Quite clearly there could be no hope of coaxing such a variety of users into a uniform behaviour pattern.

    * * *
    instar [A1 ]
    vt
    ( frml) instar a algn A + INF or A QUE + SUBJ to urge sb to + INF
    lo instaron a asistir or a que asistiese or para que asistiese they urged him to attend
    * * *

    instar verbo transitivo to urge: ¡le insto a que deponga su actitud inmediatamente!, I demand you stop this at once!
    ' instar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    lobby
    - urge
    * * *
    instar vt
    instar a alguien a hacer algo o [m5] a que haga algo to urge sb to do sth
    * * *
    v/t urge, press
    * * *
    instar vt
    apremiar: to urge, to press
    instar vi
    urgir: to be urgent or pressing
    insta que vayamos pronto: it is imperative that we leave soon
    * * *
    instar vb to urge

    Spanish-English dictionary > instar

  • 8 pedir con insistencia

    (n.) = urge, urging
    Ex. The reader is urged to examine some of these tools.
    Ex. He came at Hawthorne's urging, but he seemed preoccupied with grave and heavy matters.
    * * *
    (n.) = urge, urging

    Ex: The reader is urged to examine some of these tools.

    Ex: He came at Hawthorne's urging, but he seemed preoccupied with grave and heavy matters.

    Spanish-English dictionary > pedir con insistencia

  • 9 pedir encarecidamente

    (n.) = urge, appeal for, make + a plea for, urging
    Ex. The reader is urged to examine some of these tools.
    Ex. She stopped and looked hard into his eyes, as it were, appealing for approval.
    Ex. Whenever you see a librarian himself forced to make a passionate plea for funds, you may set it down that in that community there exists an imbalance of function.
    Ex. He came at Hawthorne's urging, but he seemed preoccupied with grave and heavy matters.
    * * *
    (n.) = urge, appeal for, make + a plea for, urging

    Ex: The reader is urged to examine some of these tools.

    Ex: She stopped and looked hard into his eyes, as it were, appealing for approval.
    Ex: Whenever you see a librarian himself forced to make a passionate plea for funds, you may set it down that in that community there exists an imbalance of function.
    Ex: He came at Hawthorne's urging, but he seemed preoccupied with grave and heavy matters.

    Spanish-English dictionary > pedir encarecidamente

  • 10 insistencia

    f.
    insistence.
    * * *
    1 (acción) insistence, persistence; (cualidad) insistency
    ■ perdóneme la insistencia, pero... forgive me for being so insistent but...
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF [de persona] insistence (en on)
    [de quejas] persistence
    * * *
    femenino insistence
    * * *
    = insistence, persistence.
    Ex. At the heart of the debate on Community budget and agricultural reforms has been the UK's insistence on the need to put the brakes on runaway spending on agriculture.
    Ex. The persistence of a dismal image is a most worrying phenomenon and one which must change if progress is to be made by SLIS.
    ----
    * con insistencia = insistently.
    * pedir con insistencia = urge, urging.
    * * *
    femenino insistence
    * * *
    = insistence, persistence.

    Ex: At the heart of the debate on Community budget and agricultural reforms has been the UK's insistence on the need to put the brakes on runaway spending on agriculture.

    Ex: The persistence of a dismal image is a most worrying phenomenon and one which must change if progress is to be made by SLIS.
    * con insistencia = insistently.
    * pedir con insistencia = urge, urging.

    * * *
    insistence
    perdone mi insistencia forgive me for being so insistent, forgive my insistence
    tengo que quedarme, me lo pidió con tanta insistencia I have to stay, she was so insistent, she asked me so insistently that I feel I must stay
    - es necesario hacerlo -repitió con insistencia it has to be done, he insisted
    * * *

     

    insistencia sustantivo femenino
    insistence;

    insistencia sustantivo femenino insistence
    con insistencia, insistently

    ' insistencia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    remolque
    - venga
    - olfatear
    - reclamar
    English:
    insistence
    - stubborn
    - strongly
    - urge
    * * *
    insistence;
    su insistencia en venir acabó por convencerme his insistence on coming finally persuaded me;
    grité con insistencia pero no me oyó I shouted repeatedly but she didn't hear me;
    ante la insistencia de mis padres, acabé por invitarla my parents insisted so much o were so insistent that I ended up inviting her
    * * *
    f insistence
    * * *
    : insistence

    Spanish-English dictionary > insistencia

  • 11 vencimiento

    m.
    1 expiry (término) (de garantía, contrato, plazo).
    2 giving way, collapse.
    3 duedate, deadline, expiration, falling due.
    4 defeat.
    5 expiry date.
    * * *
    1 (pago etc) maturity
    2 (plazo) expiry, maturity
    3 (torcimiento) bend, inclination
    4 figurado (problema etc) overcoming
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Com) [de plazo, contrato] expiry, expiration frm; [de inversión, préstamo] expiry date, date of expiration frm; [de deuda] maturity

    al vencimiento del título — on expiry of the title o when the title expires

    2) [de estantería, viga] (al combarse) sagging; (al romperse) collapse
    3) [de dificultad]
    * * *
    masculino (de letra, pago) due date; (de carnet, licencia) expiration (AmE) o (BrE) expiry date
    * * *
    = expiration, maturity, expiry.
    Ex. Failure to make a renewal fee payment can result in the expiration of the patent prior to its statutory term.
    Ex. Payments will first be used on interest arrears, thereafter on outstanding payments in order of maturity, starting with the oldest outstanding payment = Los pagos se usarán para hacer frente, en primer lugar, a los intereses de los atrasos, a continuación a los pagos pendientes en orden de vencimiento, empezando con el pago pendiente más antiguo.
    Ex. But Mao was left out on a limb and 'deeply frustrated' when, despite his urging to fight on, Pakistan suddenly accepted a ceasefire before the expiry of China's deadline.
    ----
    * aviso de vencimiento = overdue notice.
    * fecha de vencimiento = date due, expiry date, due date, expiration date, deadline, best by date, best before date, dateline, sell-by date.
    * hora de vencimiento = time due.
    * préstamo reembolsable al vencimiento = bullet loan.
    * * *
    masculino (de letra, pago) due date; (de carnet, licencia) expiration (AmE) o (BrE) expiry date
    * * *
    = expiration, maturity, expiry.

    Ex: Failure to make a renewal fee payment can result in the expiration of the patent prior to its statutory term.

    Ex: Payments will first be used on interest arrears, thereafter on outstanding payments in order of maturity, starting with the oldest outstanding payment = Los pagos se usarán para hacer frente, en primer lugar, a los intereses de los atrasos, a continuación a los pagos pendientes en orden de vencimiento, empezando con el pago pendiente más antiguo.
    Ex: But Mao was left out on a limb and 'deeply frustrated' when, despite his urging to fight on, Pakistan suddenly accepted a ceasefire before the expiry of China's deadline.
    * aviso de vencimiento = overdue notice.
    * fecha de vencimiento = date due, expiry date, due date, expiration date, deadline, best by date, best before date, dateline, sell-by date.
    * hora de vencimiento = time due.
    * préstamo reembolsable al vencimiento = bullet loan.

    * * *
    A (de una letra, un pago) due date; (de un carnet, una licencia) expiration ( AmE) o ( BrE) expiry date
    B (de una viga, un techo — combadura) sag, sagging; (— rotura) collapse
    * * *

     

    vencimiento sustantivo masculino (de letra, pago) due date;
    (de carnet, licencia) expiration (AmE) o (BrE) expiry date
    vencimiento sustantivo masculino
    1 (de una letra, pagaré) maturity
    2 (de un plazo) expiry
    ' vencimiento' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    fecha
    English:
    acknowledge
    - expiration date
    - expiry
    - maturity
    * * *
    1. [término] [de garantía, contrato, plazo] expiry;
    [de deuda, pago] falling due, maturity; [de bono] maturity;
    al vencimiento del préstamo when the loan falls due o matures;
    deuda con vencimiento a un año debt with a maturity of one year;
    opciones que pueden ejercitarse en cualquier momento hasta la fecha de vencimiento options that can be exercised at any time up to maturity
    2. [de estante, suelo] collapse
    * * *
    m expiration, Br
    expiry; de bono maturity
    * * *
    1) : defeat
    2) : expiration
    3) : maturity (of a loan)

    Spanish-English dictionary > vencimiento

  • 12 caducidad

    f.
    1 expiry.
    fecha de caducidad expiry date; (de carné, pasaporte) use-by date (de alimento, medicamento)
    2 caducity, prescription, expiry, lapsation.
    3 expiration date.
    4 senescence, caducity, dotage.
    * * *
    1 expiry
    * * *
    SF expiry, expiration (EEUU)

    fecha de caducidad — [gen] expiry date; [de alimentos] sell-by date, best-before date

    * * *
    1) (Farm, Med) expiration (AmE), expiry (BrE)
    2) (de testamento, ley) expiry
    * * *
    = evanescence, expiry, lifespan [life span].
    Ex. The strongest support for this notion of exceptionalism comes from the evanescence and mutability of electronic documents.
    Ex. But Mao was left out on a limb and 'deeply frustrated' when, despite his urging to fight on, Pakistan suddenly accepted a ceasefire before the expiry of China's deadline.
    Ex. This programme is planned to have a lifespan of four years with a review after two years.
    ----
    * fecha de caducidad = date due, expiry date, expiration date, best by date, best before date, limited life, sell-by date.
    * * *
    1) (Farm, Med) expiration (AmE), expiry (BrE)
    2) (de testamento, ley) expiry
    * * *
    = evanescence, expiry, lifespan [life span].

    Ex: The strongest support for this notion of exceptionalism comes from the evanescence and mutability of electronic documents.

    Ex: But Mao was left out on a limb and 'deeply frustrated' when, despite his urging to fight on, Pakistan suddenly accepted a ceasefire before the expiry of China's deadline.
    Ex: This programme is planned to have a lifespan of four years with a review after two years.
    * fecha de caducidad = date due, expiry date, expiration date, best by date, best before date, limited life, sell-by date.

    * * *
    A ( Farm, Med) expiration ( AmE), expiry ( BrE) fecha
    B (de un testamento, una ley) expiry
    * * *

     

    caducidad sustantivo femenino
    1 expiry
    2 fecha de caducidad, (en alimentos) sell-by date
    (en medicinas) to be used before
    ' caducidad' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    fecha
    English:
    expiration date
    - expiry
    - sell-by date
    * * *
    1. [de carné, pasaporte] expiry;
    fecha de caducidad expiry date
    2.
    fecha de caducidad [de alimento, medicamento] use-by date
    3. [cualidad] finite nature
    * * *
    f
    :
    fecha de caducidad expiration date, Br expiry date; de alimentos, medicinas use-by date
    * * *
    : expiration

    Spanish-English dictionary > caducidad

  • 13 declaración de guerra

    Ex. On December 8, 1941, Lomax sent a telegram urging folklorists around the United States to collect and record man-on-the-street reactions to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the subsequent declaration of war by the United States.
    * * *

    Ex: On December 8, 1941, Lomax sent a telegram urging folklorists around the United States to collect and record man-on-the-street reactions to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the subsequent declaration of war by the United States.

    Spanish-English dictionary > declaración de guerra

  • 14 encarecidamente

    adv.
    1 earnestly.
    2 most insistingly, earnestly, insistently, entreatingly.
    * * *
    ► adverbio
    1 earnestly, insistently
    * * *
    ADV insistently, earnestly
    * * *
    adverbio (frml)

    le pido encarecidamente que... — I urge o (frml) beg you to...

    * * *
    = strongly, profusely, earnestly.
    Ex. The student is strongly recommended to examine the guiding provided in any libraries to which he has access.
    Ex. As a result of the strange meal we all had everybody farted profusely all night long.
    Ex. Falteringly, but earnestly he read the story and when he finished, he put his head down on the table and sobbed.
    ----
    * necesitado encarecidamente = urgently needed.
    * pedir encarecidamente = urge, appeal for, make + a plea for, urging.
    * recomendar encarecidamente = urge.
    * * *
    adverbio (frml)

    le pido encarecidamente que... — I urge o (frml) beg you to...

    * * *
    = strongly, profusely, earnestly.

    Ex: The student is strongly recommended to examine the guiding provided in any libraries to which he has access.

    Ex: As a result of the strange meal we all had everybody farted profusely all night long.
    Ex: Falteringly, but earnestly he read the story and when he finished, he put his head down on the table and sobbed.
    * necesitado encarecidamente = urgently needed.
    * pedir encarecidamente = urge, appeal for, make + a plea for, urging.
    * recomendar encarecidamente = urge.

    * * *
    ( frml):
    le pido encarecidamente que haga lo posible por ayudarlo I urge o ( frml) beg you to do whatever you can to help him
    * * *

    encarecidamente adverbio earnestly: te suplico encarecidamente que me escuches, I earnestly beg you to listen to me
    ' encarecidamente' also found in these entries:
    English:
    urge
    * * *
    Formal
    le ruego encarecidamente que guarde el secreto I would urge you most earnestly to keep this secret;
    me pidió encarecidamente que colaborara con él he begged o implored me to help him
    * * *
    adv
    :
    le ruego encarecidamente que … I beg o urge you to …
    * * *
    : insistently, urgently

    Spanish-English dictionary > encarecidamente

  • 15 preocupado

    adj.
    worried, troubled, concerned, distressed.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: preocupar.
    * * *
    1→ link=preocupar preocupar
    ► adjetivo
    1 worried
    * * *
    (f. - preocupada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ worried, concerned ( por about)
    * * *
    - da adjetivo worried
    * * *
    = troubled, preoccupied, concerned, anxious, worried, in a tizz(y).
    Ex. These thoughts and many more like them flitted to and fro ceaselessly over the troubled surface of his mind.
    Ex. He came at Hawthorne's urging, but he seemed preoccupied with grave and heavy matters.
    Ex. Concerned, thoughtful, supportive, humorous -- all those traits lacking from the present boss he has in abundance.
    Ex. In this reading mood we feel anxious, tired, lazy, worried -- whatever causes us to reject demanding and 'new' literature and forces us to take up again books that are comfortably -- and comfortingly -- known and easily enjoyed.
    Ex. In this reading mood we feel anxious, tired, lazy, worried -- whatever causes us to reject demanding and 'new' literature and forces us to take up again books that are comfortably -- and comfortingly -- known and easily enjoyed.
    Ex. And finally, we have the art librarians in a tizzy because they think certain types of headings have been tampered with.
    ----
    * despreocupado = unconcerned.
    * estar preocupado por = be anxious to.
    * preocupado por el presente = present-minded.
    * preocupado por el tiempo = time-conscious.
    * preocupado por los costes = cost-conscious [cost conscious].
    * preocupados, los = concerned, the.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo worried
    * * *
    = troubled, preoccupied, concerned, anxious, worried, in a tizz(y).

    Ex: These thoughts and many more like them flitted to and fro ceaselessly over the troubled surface of his mind.

    Ex: He came at Hawthorne's urging, but he seemed preoccupied with grave and heavy matters.
    Ex: Concerned, thoughtful, supportive, humorous -- all those traits lacking from the present boss he has in abundance.
    Ex: In this reading mood we feel anxious, tired, lazy, worried -- whatever causes us to reject demanding and 'new' literature and forces us to take up again books that are comfortably -- and comfortingly -- known and easily enjoyed.
    Ex: In this reading mood we feel anxious, tired, lazy, worried -- whatever causes us to reject demanding and 'new' literature and forces us to take up again books that are comfortably -- and comfortingly -- known and easily enjoyed.
    Ex: And finally, we have the art librarians in a tizzy because they think certain types of headings have been tampered with.
    * despreocupado = unconcerned.
    * estar preocupado por = be anxious to.
    * preocupado por el presente = present-minded.
    * preocupado por el tiempo = time-conscious.
    * preocupado por los costes = cost-conscious [cost conscious].
    * preocupados, los = concerned, the.

    * * *
    worried
    me tiene muy preocupada que no llame I'm really worried (that) he hasn't phoned
    está como distraído y preocupado he seems rather distracted and preoccupied
    preocupado POR algo worried ABOUT sth
    está preocupado por la salud de su mujer/por lo que pueda pasar he's worried o anxious about his wife's health/about what might happen
    * * *

     

    Del verbo preocupar: ( conjugate preocupar)

    preocupado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    preocupado    
    preocupar
    preocupado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    worried;
    preocupado POR algo worried about sth
    preocupar ( conjugate preocupar) verbo transitivo
    to worry;
    no quiero preocupadolo I don't want to worry him;
    le preocupa el futuro she's worried o concerned about her future;
    me preocupa que no haya llamado it worries me that she hasn't phoned;
    no me preocupa it doesn't bother o worry me
    preocuparse verbo pronominal
    1 ( inquietarse) to worry;
    preocupadose POR algo/algn to worry about sth/sb
    2 ( ocuparse) preocupadose DE algo:
    ◊ me preocupé de que no faltara nada I made sure o I saw to it that we had everything;

    no se preocupó más del asunto he gave the matter no further thought
    preocupado,-a adjetivo worried, concerned
    preocupar verbo transitivo to worry, bother: les preocupa su futuro, they are concerned about his future
    no le preocupa, it doesn't bother him
    ' preocupado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dejar
    - inquieta
    - inquieto
    - preocupada
    - sombría
    - sombrío
    - angustiado
    - asustado
    - enrollado
    - intranquilo
    - mucho
    - nada
    - nervioso
    English:
    about
    - anxious
    - concerned
    - disturbed
    - preoccupied
    - uneasy
    - unhappy
    - untroubled
    - worried
    - be
    - have
    - troubled
    * * *
    preocupado, -a adj
    worried, concerned ( por about);
    nuestro hijo nos tiene muy preocupados we're very worried o concerned about our son
    * * *
    adj worried ( por about), concerned ( por about)
    * * *
    preocupado adj worried

    Spanish-English dictionary > preocupado

  • 16 dejar en la estacada

    (v.) = leave + Nombre + high and dry, be left out on a limb
    Ex. The argument can be made that if a librarian decides not to convert all the library's holdings to machine-readable format, the library user is not left high and dry.
    Ex. But Mao was left out on a limb and 'deeply frustrated' when, despite his urging to fight on, Pakistan suddenly accepted a ceasefire before the expiry of China's deadline.
    * * *
    (v.) = leave + Nombre + high and dry, be left out on a limb

    Ex: The argument can be made that if a librarian decides not to convert all the library's holdings to machine-readable format, the library user is not left high and dry.

    Ex: But Mao was left out on a limb and 'deeply frustrated' when, despite his urging to fight on, Pakistan suddenly accepted a ceasefire before the expiry of China's deadline.

    Spanish-English dictionary > dejar en la estacada

  • 17 ejercer presión

    (v.) = build + pressure, lobby, exert + leverage
    Ex. Pressure for more open access to resources and better library services is building in the research community and academics are writing to Gorbachev urging open access to all kinds of information = La comunidad científica está demandando cada vez más enérgicamente mayor libre acceso a los recursos y mejores servicios bibliotecarios y los académicos le están pidiendo a Gorbachov por escrito el libre acceso a todo tipo de información.
    Ex. They should be in the best position to lobby all the key organizations so that their viewpoint can be taken into account when legislation is being drafted and discussed.
    Ex. I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.
    * * *
    (v.) = build + pressure, lobby, exert + leverage

    Ex: Pressure for more open access to resources and better library services is building in the research community and academics are writing to Gorbachev urging open access to all kinds of information = La comunidad científica está demandando cada vez más enérgicamente mayor libre acceso a los recursos y mejores servicios bibliotecarios y los académicos le están pidiendo a Gorbachov por escrito el libre acceso a todo tipo de información.

    Ex: They should be in the best position to lobby all the key organizations so that their viewpoint can be taken into account when legislation is being drafted and discussed.
    Ex: I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ejercer presión

  • 18 demandar cada vez más enérgicamente

    (v.) = build + pressure
    Ex. Pressure for more open access to resources and better library services is building in the research community and academics are writing to Gorbachev urging open access to all kinds of information = La comunidad científica está demandando cada vez más enérgicamente mayor libre acceso a los recursos y mejores servicios bibliotecarios y los académicos le están pidiendo a Gorbachov por escrito el libre acceso a todo tipo de información.
    * * *
    (v.) = build + pressure

    Ex: Pressure for more open access to resources and better library services is building in the research community and academics are writing to Gorbachev urging open access to all kinds of information = La comunidad científica está demandando cada vez más enérgicamente mayor libre acceso a los recursos y mejores servicios bibliotecarios y los académicos le están pidiendo a Gorbachov por escrito el libre acceso a todo tipo de información.

    Spanish-English dictionary > demandar cada vez más enérgicamente

  • 19 quedarse en la estacada

    Ex. But Mao was left out on a limb and 'deeply frustrated' when, despite his urging to fight on, Pakistan suddenly accepted a ceasefire before the expiry of China's deadline.
    * * *

    Ex: But Mao was left out on a limb and 'deeply frustrated' when, despite his urging to fight on, Pakistan suddenly accepted a ceasefire before the expiry of China's deadline.

    Spanish-English dictionary > quedarse en la estacada

  • 20 animar

    v.
    1 to cheer up (gladden) (person).
    tu regalo le animó mucho your present really cheered her up
    los fans animaban a su equipo the fans were cheering their team on
    2 to encourage (to stimulate).
    animar a alguien a hacer algo to encourage somebody to do something
    Silvia animó a Ricardo a estudiar Silvia encouraged Richard to study.
    3 to motivate, to drive (to encourage).
    no le anima ningún afán de riqueza she's not driven by any desire to be rich
    4 to brighten up, to brighten, to animate, to buoy up.
    Ricardo animó la fiesta Richard animated the party.
    5 to give life to.
    Los primeros auxilios animaron al bebé The first aid gave life to the baby
    6 to compere, to act as a compere for.
    Ricardo animó el espectáculo Richard compered the show.
    * * *
    1 (alegrar a alguien) to cheer up
    2 (alegrar algo) to brighten up, liven up
    3 (alentar) to encourage
    1 (persona) to cheer up
    2 (fiesta etc) to brighten up, liven up
    3 (decidirse) to make up one's mind
    * * *
    verb
    1) to cheer up, brighten up
    2) enliven, liven up
    •
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=alegrar) [+ persona triste] to cheer up; [+ habitación] to brighten up
    2) (=entretener) [+ persona aburrida] to liven up; [+ charla, fiesta, reunión] to liven up, enliven
    3) (=alentar) [+ persona] to encourage; [+ proyecto] to inspire; [+ fuego] to liven up

    te estaré animando desde las gradas — I'll be rooting for you o cheering you on from the crowd

    animar a algn a hacer o a que haga algo — to encourage sb to do sth

    esas noticias nos animaron a pensar que... — that news encouraged us to think that...

    me animan a que siga — they're encouraging o urging me to carry on

    4) (Econ) [+ mercado, economía] to stimulate, inject life into
    5) (Bio) to animate, give life to
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( alentar) to encourage; ( levantar el espíritu) to cheer... up

    animar a alguien a + inf or a que + subj — to encourage somebody to + inf

    b) <fiesta/reunión> to liven up
    c) (con luces, colores) to brighten up
    2) < programa> to present, host; <club/centro> to organize entertainment in
    3) ( impulsar) to inspire
    2.
    animarse v pron
    a) (alegrarse, cobrar vida) fiesta/reunión to liven up, warm up; persona to liven up
    b) ( cobrar ánimos) to cheer up

    si me animo a salir te llamo — if I feel like going out, I'll call you

    c) ( atreverse)

    animarse a + inf: ¿quién se anima a decírselo? who's going to be brave enough to tell him?; no me animo a saltar I can't bring myself to jump; al final me animé a confesárselo — I finally plucked up the courage to tell her

    * * *
    = cheer, spur, spur on, enliven, set + Nombre + off, embolden, set + alight, animate, buoy, enthuse, prod, sparkle, cheer up, take + heart, egg on, perk up, encourage, brighten up, stimulate, pep up, hearten.
    Ex. I shall neither cheer nor mourn its passing from the current agenda because to do so would be to demonstrate a partisanship that was not presidential.
    Ex. Spurred by press comments on dumping of withdrawn library books in rubbish skips, Birkerd Library requested the Ministry of Culture's permission to sell withdrawn materials.
    Ex. The paper-makers, spurred on by the urgent need to increase their supply of raw material, eventually mastered the new technique.
    Ex. Children in this state are in a crisis of confidence from which they must be relieved before their set about books can be refreshed and enlivened.
    Ex. This local tale could have been used to set me and my classmates off on a search for other similar stories that litter the area up and down the east coast of Britain.
    Ex. The spark of warmth had emboldened her.
    Ex. However, the spark that really set librarians alight came from outside Australia.
    Ex. HotJava animates documents through the use of 'applets': small application programs that can be written to support many different tasks.
    Ex. 'Well,' recommenced the young librarian, buoyed up by the director's interest, 'I believe that everybody is a good employee until they prove differently to me'.
    Ex. Teachers must enthuse students to library work and its value.
    Ex. Science Citation Index (SCI) depends for intellectual content entirely on citations by authors, who are sometimes prodded by editors and referees.
    Ex. His talks sparkle with Southern humor and a distinct voice known to mention rednecks, the evil of institutions, and racial reconciliation.
    Ex. This novel was written to cheer herself up when she and her baby were trapped inside their freezing cold flat in a blizzard, unable to get to the library.
    Ex. But I take heart from something that Bill Frye said when he agreed to outline a national program for preserving millions of books in danger of deterioration = Aunque me fortalezco con algo que Bill Frye dijo cuando aceptó esbozar un programa nacional para la conservación de millones de libros en peligro de deterioro.
    Ex. In the novel, residents of the drought-plagued hamlet of Champaner, egged on by a salt-of-the-earth hothead leader, recklessly accept a sporting challenge thrown down by the commander of the local British troops.
    Ex. The author presents ideas designed to perk up classroom spirits.
    Ex. A common catalogue encourages users to regard the different information carrying media as part of range of media.
    Ex. The flowers will really help brighten up the cemetery when they flower in spring.
    Ex. An alertness to work in related fields may stimulate creativity in disseminating ideas from one field of study to another, for both the researcher and the manager.
    Ex. Soccer ace David Beckham has started wearing mystical hippy beads to pep up his sex life.
    Ex. We are heartened by the fact that we are still so far a growth story in the midst of this global challenge.
    ----
    * animarse = brighten.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( alentar) to encourage; ( levantar el espíritu) to cheer... up

    animar a alguien a + inf or a que + subj — to encourage somebody to + inf

    b) <fiesta/reunión> to liven up
    c) (con luces, colores) to brighten up
    2) < programa> to present, host; <club/centro> to organize entertainment in
    3) ( impulsar) to inspire
    2.
    animarse v pron
    a) (alegrarse, cobrar vida) fiesta/reunión to liven up, warm up; persona to liven up
    b) ( cobrar ánimos) to cheer up

    si me animo a salir te llamo — if I feel like going out, I'll call you

    c) ( atreverse)

    animarse a + inf: ¿quién se anima a decírselo? who's going to be brave enough to tell him?; no me animo a saltar I can't bring myself to jump; al final me animé a confesárselo — I finally plucked up the courage to tell her

    * * *
    = cheer, spur, spur on, enliven, set + Nombre + off, embolden, set + alight, animate, buoy, enthuse, prod, sparkle, cheer up, take + heart, egg on, perk up, encourage, brighten up, stimulate, pep up, hearten.

    Ex: I shall neither cheer nor mourn its passing from the current agenda because to do so would be to demonstrate a partisanship that was not presidential.

    Ex: Spurred by press comments on dumping of withdrawn library books in rubbish skips, Birkerd Library requested the Ministry of Culture's permission to sell withdrawn materials.
    Ex: The paper-makers, spurred on by the urgent need to increase their supply of raw material, eventually mastered the new technique.
    Ex: Children in this state are in a crisis of confidence from which they must be relieved before their set about books can be refreshed and enlivened.
    Ex: This local tale could have been used to set me and my classmates off on a search for other similar stories that litter the area up and down the east coast of Britain.
    Ex: The spark of warmth had emboldened her.
    Ex: However, the spark that really set librarians alight came from outside Australia.
    Ex: HotJava animates documents through the use of 'applets': small application programs that can be written to support many different tasks.
    Ex: 'Well,' recommenced the young librarian, buoyed up by the director's interest, 'I believe that everybody is a good employee until they prove differently to me'.
    Ex: Teachers must enthuse students to library work and its value.
    Ex: Science Citation Index (SCI) depends for intellectual content entirely on citations by authors, who are sometimes prodded by editors and referees.
    Ex: His talks sparkle with Southern humor and a distinct voice known to mention rednecks, the evil of institutions, and racial reconciliation.
    Ex: This novel was written to cheer herself up when she and her baby were trapped inside their freezing cold flat in a blizzard, unable to get to the library.
    Ex: But I take heart from something that Bill Frye said when he agreed to outline a national program for preserving millions of books in danger of deterioration = Aunque me fortalezco con algo que Bill Frye dijo cuando aceptó esbozar un programa nacional para la conservación de millones de libros en peligro de deterioro.
    Ex: In the novel, residents of the drought-plagued hamlet of Champaner, egged on by a salt-of-the-earth hothead leader, recklessly accept a sporting challenge thrown down by the commander of the local British troops.
    Ex: The author presents ideas designed to perk up classroom spirits.
    Ex: A common catalogue encourages users to regard the different information carrying media as part of range of media.
    Ex: The flowers will really help brighten up the cemetery when they flower in spring.
    Ex: An alertness to work in related fields may stimulate creativity in disseminating ideas from one field of study to another, for both the researcher and the manager.
    Ex: Soccer ace David Beckham has started wearing mystical hippy beads to pep up his sex life.
    Ex: We are heartened by the fact that we are still so far a growth story in the midst of this global challenge.
    * animarse = brighten.

    * * *
    animar [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (alentar) to encourage; (levantar el espíritu) to cheer … up
    tu visita lo animó mucho your visit cheered him up a lot o really lifted his spirits
    animar a algn A + INF to encourage sb to + INF
    me animó a presentarme al concurso he encouraged me to enter the competition
    animar a algn A QUE + SUBJ to encourage sb to + INF
    traté de animarlo a que continuara I tried to encourage him to carry on
    2 (dar vida a, alegrar) ‹fiesta/reunión› to liven up
    los niños animan mucho la casa the children really liven the house up; (con luces, colores) to brighten up
    el vino empezaba a animarlos the wine was beginning to liven them up o to make them more lively
    las luces y los adornos animan las calles en Navidad lights and decorations brighten up the streets at Christmas
    B
    1 ‹programa› to present, host
    2 ‹club/centro› to organize entertainment in
    C (impulsar) to inspire
    los principios que animaron su ideología the principles which inspired their ideology
    no nos anima ningún afán de lucro we are not driven o motivated by any desire for profit
    ■ animarse
    1 (alegrarse, cobrar vida) «fiesta/reunión» to liven up, warm up, get going; «persona» to liven up, come to life
    2 (cobrar ánimos) to cheer up
    se animó mucho al vernos she cheered up o brightened up o ( colloq) perked up a lot when she saw us
    animarse A + INF:
    si me animo a salir te llamo if I decide to go out o if I feel like going out, I'll call you
    ¿no se anima nadie a ir? doesn't anyone feel like going?, doesn't anyone want to go?
    3 (atreverse) animarse A + INF:
    ¿quién se anima a planteárselo al jefe? who's going to be brave enough o who's going to be the one to tackle the boss about it? ( colloq)
    yo no me animo a tirarme del trampolín I can't bring myself to o I don't dare dive off the springboard
    a ver si te animas a hacerlo why don't you have a go?
    al final me animé a confesárselo I finally plucked up the courage to tell her
    * * *

     

    animar ( conjugate animar) verbo transitivo
    1

    ( levantar el espíritu) to cheer … up;

    animar a algn a hacer algo or a que haga algo to encourage sb to do sth
    b) ‹fiesta/reunión› to liven up;


    c) (con luces, colores) to brighten up

    2 ‹ programa› to present, host
    3 ( impulsar) to inspire
    animarse verbo pronominal
    a) (alegrarse, cobrar vida) [fiesta/reunión] to liven up, warm up;

    [ persona] to liven up

    ◊ si me animo a salir te llamo if I feel like going out, I'll call you

    c) ( atreverse):

    ◊ ¿quién se anima a decírselo? who's going to be brave enough to tell him?;

    no me animo a saltar I can't bring myself to jump;
    al final me animé a confesárselo I finally plucked up the courage to tell her
    animar verbo transitivo
    1 (alegrar a alguien) to cheer up
    (una fiesta, una reunión) to liven up, brighten up
    2 (estimular a una persona) to encourage
    ' animar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    activar
    - alegrar
    - entusiasmar
    - jalear
    - motivar
    - reanimar
    - venga
    - ánimo
    - empujón
    - entonar
    - hala
    - ir
    - órale
    English:
    animate
    - buck up
    - buoy up
    - cheer
    - cheer up
    - encourage
    - enliven
    - hearten
    - inspire
    - jazz up
    - liven
    - urge on
    - warm up
    - brighten
    - buoy
    - jolly
    - liven up
    - pep
    - root
    - urge
    - warm
    * * *
    ♦ vt
    1. [estimular] to encourage;
    los fans animaban a su equipo the fans were cheering their team on;
    animar a alguien a hacer algo to encourage sb to do sth;
    me animaron a aceptar la oferta they encouraged me to accept the offer;
    lo animó a que dejara la bebida she encouraged him to stop drinking
    2. [alegrar] to cheer up;
    tu regalo la animó mucho your present really cheered her up;
    los colores de los participantes animaban el desfile the colourful costumes of the participants brightened up the procession, the costumes of the participants added colour to the procession
    3. [fuego, diálogo, fiesta] to liven up;
    [comercio] to stimulate;
    el tanto del empate animó el partido the equalizer brought the game to life, the game came alive after the equalizer;
    las medidas del gobierno pretenden animar la inversión the government's measures are aimed at stimulating o promoting investment
    4. [mover]
    los artistas animaban los títeres the puppeteers operated the puppets;
    5. [impulsar] to motivate, to drive;
    no le anima ningún afán de riqueza she's not driven by any desire to be rich;
    no me anima ningún sentimiento de venganza I'm not doing this out of a desire for revenge
    * * *
    v/t
    1 cheer up
    2 ( alentar) encourage
    * * *
    animar vt
    1) alentar: to encourage, to inspire
    2) : to animate, to enliven
    3) : to brighten up, to cheer up
    * * *
    animar vb
    1. (persona) to cheer up
    2. (lugar, situación) to liven up
    3. (motivar) to encourage

    Spanish-English dictionary > animar

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