Translation: from spanish

be of little use

  • 1 poner en uso

    (v.) = bring into + use, take in + use
    Ex. With tube selection, in which no mechanical parts are involved in the switches, little time need be occupied in bringing the correct card into use -- a second should suffice for the entire operation.
    Ex. The last 3 years while grants were available saw a rise in loans, readers and outreach services, a controversial stock revision and scrapping were carried out and a PC was taken in use.
    * * *
    (v.) = bring into + use, take in + use

    Ex: With tube selection, in which no mechanical parts are involved in the switches, little time need be occupied in bringing the correct card into use -- a second should suffice for the entire operation.

    Ex: The last 3 years while grants were available saw a rise in loans, readers and outreach services, a controversial stock revision and scrapping were carried out and a PC was taken in use.

    Spanish-English dictionary > poner en uso

  • 2 hacer frente a un problema

    (v.) = attack + problem, combat + problem, wrestle with + problem
    Ex. We know what our problems are, and we can attack them from that point of view.
    Ex. The majority of students condemn the theft or mutilation of library stock and welcome security measures to combat this problem.
    Ex. Libraries and other institutions currently have little or no guidance from their legislators as they wrestle with the problems related to Internet use.
    * * *
    (v.) = attack + problem, combat + problem, wrestle with + problem

    Ex: We know what our problems are, and we can attack them from that point of view.

    Ex: The majority of students condemn the theft or mutilation of library stock and welcome security measures to combat this problem.
    Ex: Libraries and other institutions currently have little or no guidance from their legislators as they wrestle with the problems related to Internet use.

    Spanish-English dictionary > hacer frente a un problema

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