Translation: from spanish

harm

  • 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
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    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
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    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
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    A
    1 ( amperio) ampere, amp; (símbolo) A
    * * *
    prep.
    1) to
    2) into
    3) in
    4) at
    5) on
    6) with
    * * *
    SF = a (=letra) A, a
    * * *
    a femenino (pl aes) ( read as [a]) the letter A, a
    * * *
    = for, per, to.
    Ex. The fine policy matrix corresponds to the loan policy matrix, cell for cell.
    Ex. Indexing can thus be achieved at a detailed level, with often many terms per document, with almost no indexing effort.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
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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 salvo

    adj.
    safe and sound, out of danger, in safety, in the clear.
    adv.
    safely, without harm.
    * * *
    = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way
    Ex. Print this document and keep it in a safe place for future reference.
    Ex. She would hold it in safekeeping until they were both free of danger, healthy, and enjoying the life he had promised.
    Ex. Somehow, some way, officials were getting early evacuees out of harm's way as Hurricane Gustav bore down on the central Louisiana coast.
    * * *
    = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way

    Ex: Print this document and keep it in a safe place for future reference.

    Ex: She would hold it in safekeeping until they were both free of danger, healthy, and enjoying the life he had promised.
    Ex: Somehow, some way, officials were getting early evacuees out of harm's way as Hurricane Gustav bore down on the central Louisiana coast.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a salvo

  • 3 abalanzarse sobre

    v.
    to jump at, to leap on, to fly upon, to come at.
    Los chicos se abalanzaron al automóvil The boys rushed toward the car.
    * * *
    (v.) = lam into, lay into, bear down on
    Ex. The girl stared at him for a moment thunderstruck; then she lammed into the old horse with a stick she carried in place of a whip.
    Ex. How anyone can get a buzz from laying into someone is beyond me; it's not nice to see it happen - too many times have I seen people beaten up over nothing.
    Ex. Somehow, some way, officials were getting early evacuees out of harm's way as Hurricane Gustav bore down on the central Louisiana coast.
    * * *
    (v.) = lam into, lay into, bear down on

    Ex: The girl stared at him for a moment thunderstruck; then she lammed into the old horse with a stick she carried in place of a whip.

    Ex: How anyone can get a buzz from laying into someone is beyond me; it's not nice to see it happen - too many times have I seen people beaten up over nothing.
    Ex: Somehow, some way, officials were getting early evacuees out of harm's way as Hurricane Gustav bore down on the central Louisiana coast.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abalanzarse sobre

  • 4 abatirse sobre

    v.
    1 to attack, to bear down on, to charge down upon, to swoop down on.
    Los soldado se abatieron sobre la ciudad The soldiers attacked the city.
    2 to strike, to hit.
    La tempestad se abatió sobre la ciudad The tempest stroke the city.
    * * *
    (v.) = bear down on
    Ex. Somehow, some way, officials were getting early evacuees out of harm's way as Hurricane Gustav bore down on the central Louisiana coast.
    * * *

    Ex: Somehow, some way, officials were getting early evacuees out of harm's way as Hurricane Gustav bore down on the central Louisiana coast.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abatirse sobre

  • 5 abrir forzando con palanca

    (v.) = prise + Nombre + open
    Ex. No harm was done to staff or bookstock but computer monitors and virtually all other equipment were smashed, desks prised open and contents scattered.
    * * *
    (v.) = prise + Nombre + open

    Ex: No harm was done to staff or bookstock but computer monitors and virtually all other equipment were smashed, desks prised open and contents scattered.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abrir forzando con palanca

  • 6 abundar

    v.
    1 to abound (ser abundante).
    aquí abundan los camaleones there are lots of chameleons here
    El agua abunda Water abounds.
    2 to be plenty of, to be a lot of.
    Abundan los problemas There are plenty of problems.
    3 to have plenty of, to have a lot of, to have probably a lot of.
    Me abundan los problemas I have plenty of problems.
    4 to abound for, to be plentiful for, to abound to.
    Nos abunda la comida Food abounds for us.
    * * *
    1 (haber en cantidad) to abound, be plentiful
    2 abundar en (tener en cantidad) to be rich in, abound in
    3 figurado (adherirse) to share, support
    yo abundo en la opinión del ministro I agree with the minister, I share the minister's opinion
    * * *
    verb
    to abound, be plentiful
    * * *
    VI
    1) (=existir en abundancia) to be plentiful
    2) frm (=tener en abundancia)

    abundar en algo: la zona abunda en gas natural — the area is rich in natural gas, natural gas is plentiful in the area

    3) (=profundizar)

    abundar en algofrm to elaborate on sth

    4) (=estar de acuerdo)

    yo abundo en esa opiniónI absolutely o wholeheartedly agree

    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) ( existir en gran número o cantidad) especie/mineral to be abundant

    abundar en algoto abound o be rich in something

    3) (en una opinión, creencia) (frml)

    abundo en la opinión de mi colega de que... — I share my colleague's opinion that...

    * * *
    = abound, buzz with.
    Ex. For the present this definition will have to stand as a statement covering programmes in which terms like 'expert systems', 'artificial intelligence', 'computer systems' abound.
    Ex. The entire USA has begun to buzz with discusions on making this way of doing business the rule rather than the exception of 21st century life.
    ----
    * abundar en = abound in/with, be rife with, litter (with).
    * abundar sobre = elaborate on.
    * polémica + abundar = controversy + rage.
    * * *
    verbo intransitivo
    1)
    a) ( existir en gran número o cantidad) especie/mineral to be abundant

    abundar en algoto abound o be rich in something

    3) (en una opinión, creencia) (frml)

    abundo en la opinión de mi colega de que... — I share my colleague's opinion that...

    * * *
    = abound, buzz with.

    Ex: For the present this definition will have to stand as a statement covering programmes in which terms like 'expert systems', 'artificial intelligence', 'computer systems' abound.

    Ex: The entire USA has begun to buzz with discusions on making this way of doing business the rule rather than the exception of 21st century life.
    * abundar en = abound in/with, be rife with, litter (with).
    * abundar sobre = elaborate on.
    * polémica + abundar = controversy + rage.

    * * *
    abundar [A1 ]
    vi
    A
    1 (existir en gran número o cantidad) to abound, be abundant
    esta planta abunda en los climas tropicales this plant grows in abundance o abounds in tropical climates
    aquí lo que abunda son los problemas there's certainly no shortage of problems here
    lo que abunda no daña: ya sé que lo he dicho antes, pero lo que abunda no daña I know I've said this before, but there's no harm in repeating it
    2 (tener mucho) abundar EN algo to be rich IN sth
    el país abunda en recursos naturales the country is rich in o abounds in natural resources
    la traducción abunda en errores the translation is full of mistakes
    B (extenderse al hablar) abundar EN algo to go into great detail ABOUT sth
    abundó en el tema he talked about the subject at great length
    abundó en detalles sobre su viaje she discussed her trip in great detail
    C (en una opinión) abundar EN algo:
    los dos partidos abundan en la opinión de que la reforma es insuficiente both parties share the view o agree that the reform does not go far enough
    abundo en la opinión de mi colega de que … I share my colleague's opinion that …
    * * *

    abundar ( conjugate abundar) verbo intransitivo

    b) ( tener mucho) abundar en algo to abound o be rich in sth

    abundar verbo intransitivo
    1 (haber o tener en cantidad) to abound, be plentiful: estos montes abundan en caza mayor, there's a plentiful supply of big-game in these mountains
    2 (insistir) to go on: no es necesario que abundes más en ello, don't go on about it
    ' abundar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    pulular
    English:
    abound
    * * *
    1. [ser abundante] to abound;
    aquí abundan los camaleones there are lots of chameleons here;
    este año abundan las naranjas the oranges have done very well this year
    2.
    abundar en [tener en abundancia] to be rich in;
    la región abunda en recursos naturales the region is rich in natural resources
    3.
    abundar en [insistir] to insist on;
    en su discurso abundó en la necesidad de recortar gastos in her speech she insisted on the need to cut costs
    4.
    abundar en [estar de acuerdo con] to agree completely with;
    abundo en vuestra opinión I entirely agree with you
    * * *
    v/i be plentiful o
    abundant;
    abundar en abound in
    * * *
    1) : to abound, to be plentiful
    2)
    abundar en : to be in agreement with

    Spanish-English dictionary > abundar

  • 7 acarrear con las consecuencias

    (v.) = bear + the consequences
    Ex. It never did me any harm, it just taught me to bear the consequences of my actions and the effects they had on others.
    * * *
    (v.) = bear + the consequences

    Ex: It never did me any harm, it just taught me to bear the consequences of my actions and the effects they had on others.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acarrear con las consecuencias

  • 8 adhesivo

    adj.
    1 adhesive, adherent, self-adhesive, sticky.
    2 glutinous.
    3 concurring, agreeing.
    4 emplastic.
    m.
    adhesive, glue.
    * * *
    1 adhesive
    1 adhesive
    ————————
    1 adhesive
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ adhesive, sticky
    2.
    * * *
    I
    - va adjetivo adhesive, sticky
    II
    masculino adhesive
    * * *
    2 = bonding agent, adhesive.
    Nota: Adjetivo.
    Ex. An oxygen molecule is a small dumbbell less than a nanometer across: two oxygen atoms with two electrons flying between acting as the bonding agent.
    Ex. For gold tooling, impressions of the tools were first made in blind and then an adhesive glair of egg white was next brushed into the blind impression, allowed to dry, and greased.
    ----
    * cinta adhesiva = adhesive tape.
    * cinta adhesiva ancha para libros = book tape.
    * cinta ancha adhesiva plateada = duct tape.
    * tira adhesiva = adhesive strip.
    * tira adhesiva antirrobo = adhesive security strip.
    * * *
    I
    - va adjetivo adhesive, sticky
    II
    masculino adhesive
    * * *
    adhesivo1
    1 = adhesive, stick-up.

    Ex: A covering material of fast, even colour, was eventually produced that was impervious to the adhesive with which it was stuck to the boards.

    Ex: These stick-ups are removable, reusable and will not harm walls.

    2 = bonding agent, adhesive.
    Nota: Adjetivo.

    Ex: An oxygen molecule is a small dumbbell less than a nanometer across: two oxygen atoms with two electrons flying between acting as the bonding agent.

    Ex: For gold tooling, impressions of the tools were first made in blind and then an adhesive glair of egg white was next brushed into the blind impression, allowed to dry, and greased.
    * cinta adhesiva = adhesive tape.
    * cinta adhesiva ancha para libros = book tape.
    * cinta ancha adhesiva plateada = duct tape.
    * tira adhesiva = adhesive strip.
    * tira adhesiva antirrobo = adhesive security strip.

    * * *
    adhesivo1 -va
    adhesive, sticky
    adhesive
    * * *

    adhesivo 1
    ◊ -va adjetivo

    adhesive, sticky
    adhesivo 2 sustantivo masculino ( sustancia) adhesive;

    (lámina, estampa) sticker
    adhesivo,-a adjetivo & sustantivo masculino adhesive
    ' adhesivo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adhesiva
    English:
    adhesive
    - contact paper
    - stick-on
    - sticker
    - stick
    * * *
    adhesivo, -a
    adj
    adhesive
    nm
    1. [pegatina] sticker
    2. [sustancia] adhesive
    * * *
    I adj adhesive
    II m adhesive
    * * *
    adhesivo, -va adj
    : adhesive
    : adhesive
    * * *
    adhesivo1 adj sticky [comp. stickier; superl. stickiest]
    adhesivo2 n sticker

    Spanish-English dictionary > adhesivo

  • 9 adhesivo1

    1 = adhesive, stick-up.
    Ex. A covering material of fast, even colour, was eventually produced that was impervious to the adhesive with which it was stuck to the boards.
    Ex. These stick-ups are removable, reusable and will not harm walls.

    Spanish-English dictionary > adhesivo1

  • 10 agachar

    v.
    to lower.
    agachar la cabeza to bow one's head; (por vergüenza, deferencia) to duck (one's head) (para evitar un puñetazo, pelota, bala)
    agacha la cabeza, que no me dejas ver move your head down a bit, I can't see
    * * *
    1 to lower, bow
    1 (encogerse) to cower
    2 (protegerse) to duck (down)
    3 (agazaparse) to crouch (down), squat
    * * *
    verb
    to lower, bend
    * * *
    1.
    VT [+ cabeza] to bend, bow

    agachar las orejas* to hang one's head

    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo < cabeza> to lower
    2.
    agacharse v pron
    a) ( ponerse en cuclillas) to crouch down; ( inclinarse) to bend down
    b) (AmL fam) ( rebajarse) to eat humble pie o (AmE) crow (colloq)
    * * *
    = lower, bow.
    Ex. When a forme was in place on the press stone, paper was lowered on to it by means of a tympan and frisket.
    Ex. In this position obeisance, the slave kneels and sits upon their heels with their back and shoulders straight and head bowed.
    ----
    * agachar la mirada = look down.
    * agacharse = bend down, duck, squat (down), crouch (down).
    * agacharse para eludir = duck out of + harm's way.
    * agacharse para evitar = duck out of + harm's way.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo < cabeza> to lower
    2.
    agacharse v pron
    a) ( ponerse en cuclillas) to crouch down; ( inclinarse) to bend down
    b) (AmL fam) ( rebajarse) to eat humble pie o (AmE) crow (colloq)
    * * *
    = lower, bow.

    Ex: When a forme was in place on the press stone, paper was lowered on to it by means of a tympan and frisket.

    Ex: In this position obeisance, the slave kneels and sits upon their heels with their back and shoulders straight and head bowed.
    * agachar la mirada = look down.
    * agacharse = bend down, duck, squat (down), crouch (down).
    * agacharse para eludir = duck out of + harm's way.
    * agacharse para evitar = duck out of + harm's way.

    * * *
    agachar [A1 ]
    vt
    ‹cabeza› to lower
    1 (ponerse en cuclillas) to crouch down; (inclinarse) to bend down
    lo vi tirar la piedra y me agaché I saw him throw the stone so I ducked
    2 ( Méx fam) (rebajarse) to eat dirt o humble pie ( colloq)
    * * *

    agachar ( conjugate agachar) verbo transitivo cabeza to lower
    agacharse verbo pronominal

    ( inclinarse) to bend down
    b) (AmL fam) ( rebajarse) to eat humble pie o (AmE) crow (colloq)

    agachar verbo transitivo to lower
    ♦ Locuciones: agachó las orejas y se fue, he went off with his tail between his legs
    ' agachar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    bend
    - hang
    - dip
    - duck
    * * *
    vt
    to lower;
    agachar la cabeza [por vergüenza, deferencia] to bow one's head;
    [para evitar un puñetazo, pelota, bala] to duck (one's head);
    agacha la cabeza, que no me dejas ver move your head down a bit, I can't see
    * * *
    v/i duck
    * * *
    : to lower (a part of the body)
    agachar la cabeza: to bow one's head
    * * *
    agachar vb to lower

    Spanish-English dictionary > agachar

  • 11 agacharse para eludir

    (v.) = duck out of + harm's way
    Ex. President Bush ducked out of harm's way when a reporter threw his shoes at him during his farewell trip to Iraq.
    * * *
    (v.) = duck out of + harm's way

    Ex: President Bush ducked out of harm's way when a reporter threw his shoes at him during his farewell trip to Iraq.

    Spanish-English dictionary > agacharse para eludir

  • 12 agacharse para evitar

    (v.) = duck out of + harm's way
    Ex. President Bush ducked out of harm's way when a reporter threw his shoes at him during his farewell trip to Iraq.
    * * *
    (v.) = duck out of + harm's way

    Ex: President Bush ducked out of harm's way when a reporter threw his shoes at him during his farewell trip to Iraq.

    Spanish-English dictionary > agacharse para evitar

  • 13 agobiante

    adj.
    1 overwhelming.
    2 exhausting, backbreaking, tough, arduous.
    3 tiresome.
    * * *
    1 (cansado) backbreaking, exhausting
    2 (abrumado) overwhelming
    3 (lugar) claustrophobic; (calor) oppressive
    4 (persona) tiresome, tiring
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [calor, ambiente, lugar] oppressive

    un día de verano agobiantea stifling o sweltering summer's day

    2) (=insoportable) [trabajo, día] stressful; [pena, ritmo] unbearable; [responsabilidad] overwhelming
    * * *
    adjetivo, agobiador - dora adjetivo <trabajo/día> exhausting; < calor> stifling

    es una carga agobiante para él — it's/he's/she's a terrible burden on him

    * * *
    = oppressive, overpowering, stifling, suffocating, sultry [sultrier -comp., sultriest -sup.], crippling, gut-wrenching, nightmarish.
    Ex. Holman has decided we must see Slake's background, and it is as bleak and oppressive as one supposed it must be.
    Ex. The librarian should at all times try to place himself in the position of the reader and ask just how much information will be useful without becoming overpowering.
    Ex. He calls for various strategies of resistance to counter the stifling hand of capitalism on Western culture.
    Ex. In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex. The day was sultry, and some of the party, being parched with thirst, left the line of march, and scrambled down the bank of the river to drink.
    Ex. Can we avoid racism, sexism and the crippling effects of other forms of prejudicial stereotyping without recourse to censorship?.
    Ex. In these gut-wrenching times it's important to know who the strongest, healthiest providers are to keep your money out of harm's way!.
    Ex. It was the drugs that made me mad: Jane was anorexic, but the treatment prescribed pushed her over the edge for 22 nightmarish years.
    * * *
    adjetivo, agobiador - dora adjetivo <trabajo/día> exhausting; < calor> stifling

    es una carga agobiante para él — it's/he's/she's a terrible burden on him

    * * *
    = oppressive, overpowering, stifling, suffocating, sultry [sultrier -comp., sultriest -sup.], crippling, gut-wrenching, nightmarish.

    Ex: Holman has decided we must see Slake's background, and it is as bleak and oppressive as one supposed it must be.

    Ex: The librarian should at all times try to place himself in the position of the reader and ask just how much information will be useful without becoming overpowering.
    Ex: He calls for various strategies of resistance to counter the stifling hand of capitalism on Western culture.
    Ex: In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex: The day was sultry, and some of the party, being parched with thirst, left the line of march, and scrambled down the bank of the river to drink.
    Ex: Can we avoid racism, sexism and the crippling effects of other forms of prejudicial stereotyping without recourse to censorship?.
    Ex: In these gut-wrenching times it's important to know who the strongest, healthiest providers are to keep your money out of harm's way!.
    Ex: It was the drugs that made me mad: Jane was anorexic, but the treatment prescribed pushed her over the edge for 22 nightmarish years.

    * * *
    adj,
    agobiador - dora adjective ‹trabajo/día› exhausting; ‹calor› stifling
    hacía un calor agobiante it was stifling o oppressively hot
    resultó ser una carga agobiante para él it turned out to be a terrible o crushing burden on him
    * * *

    agobiante,
    agobiador -dora adjetivo ‹trabajo/día exhausting;


    calor stifling;
    es una carga agobiante para él it's/he's/she's a terrible burden on him

    agobiante adjetivo
    1 (trabajo) overwhelming
    2 (espacio cerrado) claustrophobic
    3 (clima, temperatura) oppressive
    4 (persona) tiresome, tiring

    ' agobiante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    calor
    English:
    boiling
    - burdensome
    - oppressive
    - stifling
    - suffocating
    - crippling
    * * *
    [presión, trabajo, persona] overwhelming; [calor] stifling; [ambiente] oppressive;
    problemas agobiantes overwhelming problems;
    trabajo agobiante backbreaking work
    * * *
    adj
    1 trabajo exhausting
    2 calor stifling
    * * *
    1) : exhausting, overwhelming
    2) : stifling, oppressive

    Spanish-English dictionary > agobiante

  • 14 angustioso

    adj.
    distressful, anguished, agonizing, distressing.
    * * *
    1 (situación) distressing, worrying; (mirada) anguished
    * * *
    (f. - angustiosa)
    adj.
    1) anguished, distressed
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=angustiado) [sensación] distressed, anguished; [voz, mirada] anguished
    2) (=agobiante) [habitación, espacio] oppressive; [problema, recuerdo, situación] distressing
    3) (=doloroso) (lit) agonizing; (fig) heartbreaking
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo < situación> distressing; <mirada/grito> anguished
    * * *
    = harrowing, agonising [agonizing, -USA], agonised [agonized, -USA], distressing, gut-wrenching, nightmarish.
    Ex. See Michael R. Booth, 'English Melodrama', for further details of this harrowing tale.
    Ex. Much of the conventional wisdom of librarianship is going to have to undergo what is so aptly described as an ' agonizing reappraisal' before we can come to terms with the new information age.
    Ex. He went back into the house, addressing his Maker in low agonized tones, changed, and started out again.
    Ex. It really is distressing to observe in some libraries the casual and perfunctory way in which enquirers obviously seeking help are treated as persons.
    Ex. In these gut-wrenching times it's important to know who the strongest, healthiest providers are to keep your money out of harm's way!.
    Ex. It was the drugs that made me mad: Jane was anorexic, but the treatment prescribed pushed her over the edge for 22 nightmarish years.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo < situación> distressing; <mirada/grito> anguished
    * * *
    = harrowing, agonising [agonizing, -USA], agonised [agonized, -USA], distressing, gut-wrenching, nightmarish.

    Ex: See Michael R. Booth, 'English Melodrama', for further details of this harrowing tale.

    Ex: Much of the conventional wisdom of librarianship is going to have to undergo what is so aptly described as an ' agonizing reappraisal' before we can come to terms with the new information age.
    Ex: He went back into the house, addressing his Maker in low agonized tones, changed, and started out again.
    Ex: It really is distressing to observe in some libraries the casual and perfunctory way in which enquirers obviously seeking help are treated as persons.
    Ex: In these gut-wrenching times it's important to know who the strongest, healthiest providers are to keep your money out of harm's way!.
    Ex: It was the drugs that made me mad: Jane was anorexic, but the treatment prescribed pushed her over the edge for 22 nightmarish years.

    * * *
    ‹situación› distressing; ‹mirada/grito› anguished
    * * *

    angustioso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo ‹ situación distressing;


    mirada/grito anguished
    angustioso,-a adjetivo distressing
    ' angustioso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    angustiosa
    - desesperante
    English:
    distressing
    - nerve-racking
    - agonizing
    - harrowing
    * * *
    angustioso, -a adj
    [espera] anxious; [situación, noticia] distressing
    * * *
    adj agonizing
    * * *
    angustioso, -sa adj
    1) : anguished, distressed
    2) : distressing, worrisome

    Spanish-English dictionary > angustioso

  • 15 artes marciales

    f.pl.
    martial arts, arts of war, art of warfare.
    * * *
    femenino plural martial arts (pl)
    * * *
    Ex. How-to books which can cause harm are not advocated (including works on weapons, martial arts or hypnotism).
    * * *
    femenino plural martial arts (pl)
    * * *

    Ex: How-to books which can cause harm are not advocated (including works on weapons, martial arts or hypnotism).

    Spanish-English dictionary > artes marciales

  • 16 atosigante

    adj.
    oppressing, overwhelming.
    * * *
    ADJ = atosigador 2)
    * * *
    = suffocating, gut-wrenching.
    Ex. In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex. In these gut-wrenching times it's important to know who the strongest, healthiest providers are to keep your money out of harm's way!.
    * * *
    = suffocating, gut-wrenching.

    Ex: In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.

    Ex: In these gut-wrenching times it's important to know who the strongest, healthiest providers are to keep your money out of harm's way!.

    * * *
    irritating, annoying;
    le hizo muchas preguntas atosigantes she pestered him with questions

    Spanish-English dictionary > atosigante

  • 17 avefría

    f.
    lapwing, plover, peewit, pewit.
    * * *
    1 lapwing, common plover
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino lapwing
    * * *
    Ex. With luck the lapwings will now be able to stop over in Syria without coming to further harm.
    * * *
    femenino lapwing
    * * *

    Ex: With luck the lapwings will now be able to stop over in Syria without coming to further harm.

    * * *
    lapwing
    * * *
    * * *
    f ZO lapwing

    Spanish-English dictionary > avefría

  • 18 avión

    m.
    airplane, plane, aircraft, airliner.
    * * *
    1 (ave) martin
    \
    avión común house martin
    avión zapador sand martin
    ————————
    1 aeroplane (US airplane), plane, aircraft
    \
    ir/viajar en avión to fly, go by plane
    avión a reacción jet (plane)
    * * *
    noun m.
    - avión de combate
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Aer) aeroplane, plane, aircraft, airplane (EEUU)

    por avión — (Correos) by airmail

    ir en avión — to go by plane, go by air

    avión de carga — freight plane, cargo plane

    avión de caza — fighter, pursuit plane

    avión de combate — fighter, pursuit plane

    2) (Orn) martin
    3)

    hacer el avión a algn* (=hacer daño) to do sb down, cause sb harm; esp And (=estafar) to cheat sb

    4) CAm (=juego) hopscotch
    * * *
    1) (Aviac) plane, aircraft (frml), airplane (AmE), aeroplane (BrE)

    por avión — (Corresp) air mail

    2) (Méx) (Jueg) hopscotch
    * * *
    = aeroplane, airplane, aircraft, plane.
    Ex. In this way we could change aeroplanes to AIRPLANES, and at the same time change every subdivision of aeroplanes.
    Ex. In this way we could change AEROPLANES to airplanes, and at the same time change every subdivision of AEROPLANES.
    Ex. An example is a picture of an aircraft moving from right to left across a cloudless sky.
    Ex. Unmindful of the epic moves that made it what it is today, Elwood Bibeau fastened his seat belt as his plane approached the Wexler airport.
    ----
    * accidente de avión = plane crash, air crash.
    * avión a chorro = jet.
    * avión a reacción = jet, jet aircraft.
    * avión de caza = military jet, fighter plane, fighter jet.
    * avión de combate = fighter plane, fighter jet.
    * avión de pasajeros = airliner.
    * avión de propulsión a chorro = prop jet.
    * avión reactor = jet aircraft.
    * avión siniestrado = wreck.
    * billete de avión = air ticket, airline ticket.
    * billete de avión de ida y vuelta = round-trip airfare.
    * coger el avión = jet off.
    * envío por avión = air freight [airfreight], air cargo.
    * gastos de avión = airfare [air fare].
    * pasajero de avión = airline passenger.
    * piloto de avión de caza = fighter pilot.
    * piloto de avión de combate = fighter pilot.
    * precio del billete de avión = airfare [air fare], airline fare.
    * reserva de billetes de avión = airline reservation.
    * tripulación del avión = aircrew.
    * viaje en avión = air travel, air transportation.
    * * *
    1) (Aviac) plane, aircraft (frml), airplane (AmE), aeroplane (BrE)

    por avión — (Corresp) air mail

    2) (Méx) (Jueg) hopscotch
    * * *
    = aeroplane, airplane, aircraft, plane.

    Ex: In this way we could change aeroplanes to AIRPLANES, and at the same time change every subdivision of aeroplanes.

    Ex: In this way we could change AEROPLANES to airplanes, and at the same time change every subdivision of AEROPLANES.
    Ex: An example is a picture of an aircraft moving from right to left across a cloudless sky.
    Ex: Unmindful of the epic moves that made it what it is today, Elwood Bibeau fastened his seat belt as his plane approached the Wexler airport.
    * accidente de avión = plane crash, air crash.
    * avión a chorro = jet.
    * avión a reacción = jet, jet aircraft.
    * avión de caza = military jet, fighter plane, fighter jet.
    * avión de combate = fighter plane, fighter jet.
    * avión de pasajeros = airliner.
    * avión de propulsión a chorro = prop jet.
    * avión reactor = jet aircraft.
    * avión siniestrado = wreck.
    * billete de avión = air ticket, airline ticket.
    * billete de avión de ida y vuelta = round-trip airfare.
    * coger el avión = jet off.
    * envío por avión = air freight [airfreight], air cargo.
    * gastos de avión = airfare [air fare].
    * pasajero de avión = airline passenger.
    * piloto de avión de caza = fighter pilot.
    * piloto de avión de combate = fighter pilot.
    * precio del billete de avión = airfare [air fare], airline fare.
    * reserva de billetes de avión = airline reservation.
    * tripulación del avión = aircrew.
    * viaje en avión = air travel, air transportation.

    * * *
    ( Aviac) plane, aircraft ( frml), airplane ( AmE), aeroplane ( BrE)
    no le gusta viajar en avión he doesn't like flying
    [ S ] por avión ( Corresp) air mail
    Compuestos:
    avión a chorro or a reacción
    jet plane, jet
    water-bomber, tanker
    (para apagar incendios) water-bomber, tanker; (avión nodriza) tanker aircraft
    supply plane
    attack aircraft
    avión de ataque a tierra or al suelo
    ground-attack aircraft
    freight plane, cargo plane
    fighter plane
    vertical take-off aircraft
    war plane
    propeller-driven aircraft
    passenger plane
    reconnaissance aircraft
    transport plane
    spy plane
    military plane
    tanker aircraft
    unmanned aircraft
    spotter plane, spotter aircraft
    towplane
    * * *

     

    avión sustantivo masculino (Aviac) plane, aircraft (frml), airplane (AmE), aeroplane (BrE);


    ( on signs) por avión (Corresp) air mail;
    avión a chorro or a reacción jet (plane);
    avión de combate/de pasajeros fighter/passenger plane

    avión 1 sustantivo masculino aeroplane, US airplane, plane, aircraft
    enviar una carta por avión, to send a letter by airmail
    ir en avión, to fly, go by plane
    avión 2 m Orn martin

    ' avión' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    amaraje
    - carga
    - cargamento
    - cola
    - derribar
    - despegue
    - en
    - entrar
    - envergadura
    - escala
    - escalerilla
    - estela
    - flete
    - intranquilizar
    - intranquilizarse
    - mareo
    - morro
    - nodriza
    - picada
    - picado
    - pilotar
    - piloto
    - planear
    - plaza
    - por
    - radio
    - reactor
    - remontar
    - remontarse
    - repostar
    - salir
    - salida
    - sobrecargo
    - subir
    - subirse
    - tierra
    - timón
    - tocar
    - transportar
    - travesía
    - velocidad
    - volar
    - vuelo
    - abatir
    - abordar
    - aeronave
    - ala
    - anfibio
    - aparato
    - armazón
    English:
    aeroplane
    - air
    - airborne
    - aircraft
    - airmail
    - airplane
    - airsick
    - board
    - bundle
    - cabin
    - cargo
    - catch
    - clear
    - climb
    - connection
    - conspiracy
    - crash
    - detection
    - disembark
    - dive
    - do
    - down
    - fall away
    - fighter
    - flight
    - fly
    - flying
    - frequent
    - galley
    - go
    - hijack
    - hop
    - ice over
    - ice up
    - in
    - jet
    - leave
    - level off
    - level out
    - man
    - miss
    - model
    - open
    - opposed
    - outweigh
    - overshoot
    - plane
    - preferable
    - shoot down
    - soar
    * * *
    avión nm
    1. [aeronave] plane, Br aeroplane, US airplane;
    en avión by plane;
    por avión [en sobre] airmail
    avión de carga cargo plane;
    avión de caza fighter plane;
    avión cisterna tanker (plane);
    avión comercial commercial aircraft;
    avión espía spy plane;
    avión invisible stealth plane;
    avión militar military aircraft;
    avión nodriza refuelling plane;
    avión de papel paper aeroplane;
    avión de pasajeros passenger aircraft;
    avión de reconocimiento reconnaissance o spotter plane;
    avión de transporte transport plane
    2. [pájaro] house martin
    avión purpúreo purple martin;
    avión zapador sand martin
    * * *
    m airplane, plane;
    por avión mandar una carta (by) airmail;
    * * *
    avión nm, pl aviones : airplane
    * * *
    avión n plane / aeroplane
    fuimos en avión we went by plane / we flew

    Spanish-English dictionary > avión

  • 19 basura

    f.
    1 rubbish (British), garbage, trash (United States).
    el parque estaba lleno de basura the park was full of litter
    basura orgánica organic waste
    basura radiactiva radioactive waste
    2 rubbish bin, dustbin (British), garbage or trash can (United States).
    tirar algo a la basura to throw something away
    3 rubbish (British), garbage, trash (United States).
    4 garbage, litter, rubbish, trash.
    5 shinplaster.
    * * *
    1 (cosa) rubbish, US garbage
    \
    bajar la basura / sacar la basura to put the rubbish out
    tirar a la basura to throw away
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=desechos) [en casa] rubbish, garbage (EEUU); [por el suelo] litter

    prohibido arrojar basuras (y escombros) — no dumping, no tipping

    2) (=contenedor) [en casa] dustbin, trash can (EEUU); [en la calle] litter bin, trash can (EEUU)

    tirar algo a la basurato put o throw sth in the bin

    3) (=persona o cosa despreciable) trash, rubbish

    es una basura* he's a shocker *, he's a rotter *

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( recipiente) garbage o trash can (AmE), dustbin (BrE)

    echar or tirar algo a la basura — to throw something in the garbage o trash (can) o dustbin

    b) ( desechos) garbage (AmE), trash (AmE), rubbish (BrE); ( en sitios públicos) litter

    la recogida de la basurathe garbage o rubbish o (frml) refuse collection

    2) (fam) ( porquería) trash (AmE colloq), rubbish (BrE colloq)
    * * *
    = rubbish, junk, litter, garbage, dross, trash, schlock, shit, hogwash, cruft, refuse.
    Ex. Science fiction may be so obviously rubbish that one is tempted to dismiss the whole product as rubbish.
    Ex. All the librarian has is a pile of useless junk which people have given to the library instead of throwing out.
    Ex. Indeed, she was delighted to forsake the urban reality of steel and glass, traffic and crime, aspirin and litter, for the sort of over-the-fence friendliness of the smaller city.
    Ex. Some individuals are satisfied with a 50% 'hit' rate because they feel they can more quickly weed out the ' garbage' than they could compile the needed bibliography by hand.
    Ex. They do have the problem, however, of being able to sort out the nuggets of literary gold from amongst the torrents of published dross.
    Ex. For one thing, the librarian cannot really understand why his clients read ' trash' or books of ephemeral value.
    Ex. Adolescents should be allowed such pleasant means of escaping reality and there's no reason why libraries can't accommodate a little schlock.
    Ex. Until your skin gets use to it, it will itch but non-scented talcum powder will help, just make sure you don't inhale any of that shit.
    Ex. The film proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the official story is hogwash and that all the evidence points towards an inside job.
    Ex. This cruft doesn't harm the system, it merely takes up some space.
    Ex. It is the responsibility of the householder to ensure the refuse is bagged securely.
    ----
    * alcantarillado y basura = sanitation.
    * arrojar a la basura = trash.
    * basura industrial = industrial waste.
    * basura urbana = municipal waste.
    * bolsa de basura = bin liner, bin bag, rubbish bag, garbage bag.
    * buscar entre la basura = scavenge.
    * camión de la basura = garbage truck, rubbish truck, rubbish lorry, dustcart [dust cart].
    * comida basura = junk food.
    * con basura por el suelo = littered.
    * contenedor de basura = rubbish skip.
    * contenedor de la basura = dumpster.
    * correo basura = junk mail, spam, junk e-mail.
    * cubo de la basura = waste bin, trashcan [trash can], dustbin [dust bin], rubbish bin, trash bin, garbage can.
    * eliminación de basura = waste disposal.
    * mendigo que rebusca en la basura = dumpster rat.
    * persona que tira basura al suelo = litterbug, litter lout.
    * pordiosero de la basura = scavenger.
    * recogida de basura = waste collection, garbage collection, refuse removal, refuse collection.
    * sacar la basura = take out + the garbage.
    * vertedero de basura = landfill site, landfill.
    * vertedero de basuras = garbage dump.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( recipiente) garbage o trash can (AmE), dustbin (BrE)

    echar or tirar algo a la basura — to throw something in the garbage o trash (can) o dustbin

    b) ( desechos) garbage (AmE), trash (AmE), rubbish (BrE); ( en sitios públicos) litter

    la recogida de la basurathe garbage o rubbish o (frml) refuse collection

    2) (fam) ( porquería) trash (AmE colloq), rubbish (BrE colloq)
    * * *
    = rubbish, junk, litter, garbage, dross, trash, schlock, shit, hogwash, cruft, refuse.

    Ex: Science fiction may be so obviously rubbish that one is tempted to dismiss the whole product as rubbish.

    Ex: All the librarian has is a pile of useless junk which people have given to the library instead of throwing out.
    Ex: Indeed, she was delighted to forsake the urban reality of steel and glass, traffic and crime, aspirin and litter, for the sort of over-the-fence friendliness of the smaller city.
    Ex: Some individuals are satisfied with a 50% 'hit' rate because they feel they can more quickly weed out the ' garbage' than they could compile the needed bibliography by hand.
    Ex: They do have the problem, however, of being able to sort out the nuggets of literary gold from amongst the torrents of published dross.
    Ex: For one thing, the librarian cannot really understand why his clients read ' trash' or books of ephemeral value.
    Ex: Adolescents should be allowed such pleasant means of escaping reality and there's no reason why libraries can't accommodate a little schlock.
    Ex: Until your skin gets use to it, it will itch but non-scented talcum powder will help, just make sure you don't inhale any of that shit.
    Ex: The film proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the official story is hogwash and that all the evidence points towards an inside job.
    Ex: This cruft doesn't harm the system, it merely takes up some space.
    Ex: It is the responsibility of the householder to ensure the refuse is bagged securely.
    * alcantarillado y basura = sanitation.
    * arrojar a la basura = trash.
    * basura industrial = industrial waste.
    * basura urbana = municipal waste.
    * bolsa de basura = bin liner, bin bag, rubbish bag, garbage bag.
    * buscar entre la basura = scavenge.
    * camión de la basura = garbage truck, rubbish truck, rubbish lorry, dustcart [dust cart].
    * comida basura = junk food.
    * con basura por el suelo = littered.
    * contenedor de basura = rubbish skip.
    * contenedor de la basura = dumpster.
    * correo basura = junk mail, spam, junk e-mail.
    * cubo de la basura = waste bin, trashcan [trash can], dustbin [dust bin], rubbish bin, trash bin, garbage can.
    * eliminación de basura = waste disposal.
    * mendigo que rebusca en la basura = dumpster rat.
    * persona que tira basura al suelo = litterbug, litter lout.
    * pordiosero de la basura = scavenger.
    * recogida de basura = waste collection, garbage collection, refuse removal, refuse collection.
    * sacar la basura = take out + the garbage.
    * vertedero de basura = landfill site, landfill.
    * vertedero de basuras = garbage dump.

    * * *
    A
    1 (recipiente) garbage o trash can ( AmE), dustbin ( BrE)
    echar or tirar algo a la basura to throw sth away, to throw sth in the garbage o trash (can) o dustbin
    ¿que no sirve? ¡pues a la basura! well, if it's no use, throw it out o dump it ( AmE) o ( BrE) bin it ( colloq)
    2 (desechos) garbage ( AmE), trash ( AmE), rubbish ( BrE); (en sitios públicos) litter
    sacar la basura to take out the garbage o trash o rubbish
    dejaron el estadio lleno de basura they left litter all around the stadium
    la recogida de la basura the garbage o rubbish o ( frml) refuse collection
    hoy no pasa la basura ( fam); the garbage man doesn't come today ( AmE colloq), the dustmen don't come today ( BrE colloq)
    [ S ] prohibido arrojar basura(s) no dumping, no tipping ( BrE)
    B
    1 ( fam)
    (porquería): ese programa es una basura that program is trash ( AmE colloq), that programme is rubbish ( BrE colloq)
    ¿cómo puedes leer esa basura? how can you read trash o ( BrE) rubbish like that?
    la comida era una basura the food was lousy ( colloq)
    2 ( fam) (persona) swine ( colloq), s.o.b. ( AmE colloq)
    * * *

     

    basura sustantivo femenino
    a) ( recipiente) garbage o trash can (AmE), dustbin (BrE);

    echar or tirar algo a la basura to throw sth in the garbage o trash (can) o dustbin
    b) ( desechos) garbage (AmE), trash (AmE), rubbish (BrE);

    ( en sitios públicos) litter;
    sacar la basura to take out the garbage o trash o rubbish

    c) (fam) ( porquería) trash (AmE colloq), rubbish (BrE colloq)

    basura sustantivo femenino rubbish, US trash, garbage: bajar/sacar la basura, to put the rubbish out
    tira las sobras a la basura, throw the leftovers away
    camión de la basura, dustcart
    ' basura' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bolsa
    - caca
    - camión
    - cubo
    - desechos
    - desperdicio
    - fondón
    - fondona
    - incinerar
    - plagada
    - plagado
    - rebuscar
    - recoger
    - recogida
    - suciedad
    - verter
    - botadero
    - botar
    - bote
    - caneca
    - comida
    - ducto
    - echar
    - escarbar
    - hurgar
    - incineración
    - pala
    - pepenar
    - quemar
    - sacar
    - tacho
    - triturador
    - vertedero
    English:
    assign
    - bin
    - bin liner
    - collection
    - disposal
    - dump
    - dumping
    - dustbin
    - garbage
    - garbage can
    - garbage truck
    - junk
    - junk food
    - litter
    - put out
    - refuse
    - refuse bin
    - refuse lorry
    - responsible
    - rubbish
    - rubbish bin
    - scavenge
    - scavenger
    - stamp down
    - throw away
    - throw out
    - tip out
    - tip over
    - trash
    - trash can
    - binliner
    - blow
    - can
    - dross
    - dust
    - liner
    - pedal bin
    - scrap
    - skip
    - swing
    - throw
    * * *
    adj inv
    comida basura junk food;
    contrato basura short-term contract [with poor conditions]
    nf
    1. [desechos] Br rubbish, US garbage, trash;
    [en la calle] litter;
    no te olvides de sacar la basura don't forget Br to put the rubbish out o US to take out the garbage;
    el parque estaba lleno de basura the park was full of litter
    basura espacial space junk;
    basura orgánica organic waste;
    basura radiactiva radioactive waste
    2. [recipiente] Br rubbish bin, dustbin, US garbage o trash can;
    tirar algo a la basura to throw sth away
    3. [bazofia] Br rubbish, US garbage, trash;
    este artículo es una basura this article is Br a load of rubbish o US trash
    4. [persona] scum, filth
    * * *
    trash, Br
    rubbish;
    cubo de la basura garbage o trash can, Br rubbish bin
    * * *
    basura nf
    desechos: garbage, waste, refuse
    * * *
    basura n rubbish

    Spanish-English dictionary > basura

  • 20 bazofia

    f.
    1 pigswill (food).
    2 filth, rubbish, pigswill, slop.
    3 swill, leftovers, food leftovers.
    * * *
    1 (restos de comida) scraps plural, leftovers plural
    2 (comida mala) pigswill
    3 (basura) rubbish
    ¡vaya bazofia de película! what a rubbishy film!
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=sobras) leftovers pl, scraps pl of food; [para cerdos] pigswill
    2) (=producto de mala calidad) pigswill, hogwash (EEUU)
    * * *
    femenino (fam) garbage (AmE colloq), rubbish (BrE colloq)
    * * *
    = hogwash, cruft.
    Ex. The film proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the official story is hogwash and that all the evidence points towards an inside job.
    Ex. This cruft doesn't harm the system, it merely takes up some space.
    * * *
    femenino (fam) garbage (AmE colloq), rubbish (BrE colloq)
    * * *
    = hogwash, cruft.

    Ex: The film proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the official story is hogwash and that all the evidence points towards an inside job.

    Ex: This cruft doesn't harm the system, it merely takes up some space.

    * * *
    ( fam)
    ¿cómo se atreven a cobrar tanto por esta bazofia? how can they charge so much for this muck? ( colloq)
    esa película es una bazofia that movie is trash ( AmE colloq), that film's a load of rubbish ( BrE colloq)
    * * *

    bazofia sustantivo femenino (fam) ( comida) crap (colloq);
    (libro, película) garbage (AmE colloq), rubbish (BrE colloq)
    bazofia f pey rubbish
    ' bazofia' also found in these entries:
    English:
    swill
    - trash
    * * *
    1. [comida] pigswill
    2. [libro, película]
    ser (una) bazofia to be Br rubbish o US garbage
    * * *
    load of trash fam
    * * *
    1) : table scraps pl
    2) : slop, swill
    3) : hogwash, rubbish

    Spanish-English dictionary > bazofia

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