Translation: from spanish

packed

  • 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 rebosar (de)

    (adj.) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity
    Ex. This week is looking to be quite a jam packed, event-filled, extravaganza!.
    Ex. If a class is filled to capacity, please contact the secretary and ask to be put on a waiting list.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a rebosar (de)

  • 3 a reventar (de)

    (adj.) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity
    Ex. This week is looking to be quite a jam packed, event-filled, extravaganza!.
    Ex. If a class is filled to capacity, please contact the secretary and ask to be put on a waiting list.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a reventar (de)

  • 4 a tope

    adv.
    as much as possible.
    * * *
    argot (al límite) flat out 2 (lleno) jam-packed, chock-a-block 3 (estupendo) terrific 4 (música) full blast
    * * *
    (v.) = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters
    Ex. His small foreign-made car strained with the added burden of an interior packed to capacity with personal belongings and a heavily laden U-Haul trailor attached to the rear.
    Ex. The article 'A charmed brew: document delivery and collection in the fast lane' examines the implications of the proliferation of document delivery services and types of access available for librarians.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'The news librarians: fast lane information professionals' = El artículo se titula "Los documentalistas de los medios de comunicación: profesionales de la información a toda pastilla".
    Ex. The library was choc-a-block with celebrities and children as they swarmed to see the signing of the new Harry Potter book by its author.
    Ex. Herbal cancer remedy is chock-full of drugs.
    Ex. And when the New Year celebrations were in full swing at the moment Britain entered the Community, how many people remember raising their glasses to Europe?.
    Ex. Christmas is merely three weeks away, even if the commercialized aspect of the holidays have been in full gear for over two weeks now.
    Ex. The local church was packed to the rafters for the funeral of a much-loved parish priest who died last month aged 69.
    * * *
    (v.) = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters

    Ex: His small foreign-made car strained with the added burden of an interior packed to capacity with personal belongings and a heavily laden U-Haul trailor attached to the rear.

    Ex: The article 'A charmed brew: document delivery and collection in the fast lane' examines the implications of the proliferation of document delivery services and types of access available for librarians.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'The news librarians: fast lane information professionals' = El artículo se titula "Los documentalistas de los medios de comunicación: profesionales de la información a toda pastilla".
    Ex: The library was choc-a-block with celebrities and children as they swarmed to see the signing of the new Harry Potter book by its author.
    Ex: Herbal cancer remedy is chock-full of drugs.
    Ex: And when the New Year celebrations were in full swing at the moment Britain entered the Community, how many people remember raising their glasses to Europe?.
    Ex: Christmas is merely three weeks away, even if the commercialized aspect of the holidays have been in full gear for over two weeks now.
    Ex: The local church was packed to the rafters for the funeral of a much-loved parish priest who died last month aged 69.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a tope

  • 5 abarrotado

    adj.
    crammed, packed, completely full, crowded.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: abarrotar.
    * * *
    1→ link=abarrotar abarrotar
    1 (cosas) packed (de, with), crammed (de, with); (personas) jam-packed (de, with), packed (de, with)
    * * *
    (f. - abarrotada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ [sala, tren] packed, jam-packed

    estar abarrotado de — [+ personas] to be packed o jam-packed with; [+ objetos] to be crammed o jam-packed with

    * * *
    - da adjetivo crammed, packed

    abarrotado de algo< de gente> packed o crammed with something

    * * *
    = congested, packed to capacity, overcrowded, bursting at the seams, stuffed looking, choc-a-block, chock-full, cluttered, densely packed, packed, packed to the rafters.
    Ex. To be sure, it still has its congeries of mills and factories, its grimy huddle of frame dwellings and congested tenements, its stark, jagged skyline, but its old face is gradually changing.
    Ex. His small foreign-made car strained with the added burden of an interior packed to capacity with personal belongings and a heavily laden U-Haul trailor attached to the rear.
    Ex. Cooperative storage of materials on a regional or national basis promises to become the best way of coping with overcrowded libraries.
    Ex. The library solved the problems of budget cuts, a library building bursting at the seams, and stock ill matched to some of the courses by switching to the use of on-line search services.
    Ex. As one librarian summarized, 'people are not into the stuffed looking, dingy, dust smelling type of libraries anymore... they expect atmospheres more like coffeehouses or nice bookstores'.
    Ex. The library was choc-a-block with celebrities and children as they swarmed to see the signing of the new Harry Potter book by its author.
    Ex. Herbal cancer remedy is chock-full of drugs.
    Ex. They found him in his habitually cluttered office, buried beneath stacks of paperwork.
    Ex. The square was humble and nondescript, part of a maze of narrow streets and densely packed shops and houses.
    Ex. Here and there, elderly citizens tend tiny, packed shops selling candy and chipped bottles of cold soda.
    Ex. The local church was packed to the rafters for the funeral of a much-loved parish priest who died last month aged 69.
    ----
    * abarrotado (de) = teeming with, bursting with, jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo crammed, packed

    abarrotado de algo< de gente> packed o crammed with something

    * * *
    = congested, packed to capacity, overcrowded, bursting at the seams, stuffed looking, choc-a-block, chock-full, cluttered, densely packed, packed, packed to the rafters.

    Ex: To be sure, it still has its congeries of mills and factories, its grimy huddle of frame dwellings and congested tenements, its stark, jagged skyline, but its old face is gradually changing.

    Ex: His small foreign-made car strained with the added burden of an interior packed to capacity with personal belongings and a heavily laden U-Haul trailor attached to the rear.
    Ex: Cooperative storage of materials on a regional or national basis promises to become the best way of coping with overcrowded libraries.
    Ex: The library solved the problems of budget cuts, a library building bursting at the seams, and stock ill matched to some of the courses by switching to the use of on-line search services.
    Ex: As one librarian summarized, 'people are not into the stuffed looking, dingy, dust smelling type of libraries anymore... they expect atmospheres more like coffeehouses or nice bookstores'.
    Ex: The library was choc-a-block with celebrities and children as they swarmed to see the signing of the new Harry Potter book by its author.
    Ex: Herbal cancer remedy is chock-full of drugs.
    Ex: They found him in his habitually cluttered office, buried beneath stacks of paperwork.
    Ex: The square was humble and nondescript, part of a maze of narrow streets and densely packed shops and houses.
    Ex: Here and there, elderly citizens tend tiny, packed shops selling candy and chipped bottles of cold soda.
    Ex: The local church was packed to the rafters for the funeral of a much-loved parish priest who died last month aged 69.
    * abarrotado (de) = teeming with, bursting with, jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.

    * * *
    crammed, packed abarrotado DE algo packed o crammed WITH sth
    estanterías abarrotadas de adornos shelves crammed with ornaments
    el foyer estaba abarrotado de gente the foyer was packed with people
    * * *

    Del verbo abarrotar: ( conjugate abarrotar)

    abarrotado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    abarrotado    
    abarrotar
    abarrotado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    crammed, packed;
    abarrotado de algo ‹ de gente› packed o crammed with sth
    abarrotar ( conjugate abarrotar) verbo transitivosala/teatro to pack
    abarrotado,-a adjetivo packed, crammed [de, with]: no pudimos entrar en el local, estaba abarrotado (de gente), we couldn't get into the place because it was jam-packed with people
    abarrotar verbo transitivo to pack, cram [de, with]: el público abarrotaba el teatro, the theatre was packed (with people)

    ' abarrotado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abarrotada
    English:
    astir
    - chock-a-block
    - chock-full
    - overcrowded
    - swarm
    - cluttered
    - congested
    - crowded
    - over
    * * *
    abarrotado, -a adj
    1. [lleno] [teatro, autobús] packed (de with); [desván, baúl] crammed (de with)
    2. Ven
    estar abarrotado de trabajo to have a lot of work
    * * *
    I adj packed
    II partabarrotar
    * * *
    abarrotado, -da adj
    : packed, crammed

    Spanish-English dictionary > abarrotado

  • 6 abarrotado de

    (adj.) = teeming with, bursting with, jam-packed (with), filled to capacity
    Ex. In teaching session after teaching session, day after day, school tasks are administered through textbooks, instruction manuals, reference works, etc -- tomes teeming with problems for the pupils to solve.
    Ex. It is a great pleasure to welcome you to a country bursting with pride and energy.
    Ex. This week is looking to be quite a jam packed, event-filled, extravaganza!.
    Ex. If a class is filled to capacity, please contact the secretary and ask to be put on a waiting list.
    * * *
    (adj.) = teeming with, bursting with, jam-packed (with), filled to capacity

    Ex: In teaching session after teaching session, day after day, school tasks are administered through textbooks, instruction manuals, reference works, etc -- tomes teeming with problems for the pupils to solve.

    Ex: It is a great pleasure to welcome you to a country bursting with pride and energy.
    Ex: This week is looking to be quite a jam packed, event-filled, extravaganza!.
    Ex: If a class is filled to capacity, please contact the secretary and ask to be put on a waiting list.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abarrotado de

  • 7 abarrotar

    v.
    1 to pack.
    2 to cram, to pack tight, to fill up, to stuff.
    El vendedor abarrotó los estantes The salesman crammed the shelves.
    3 to monopolize.
    Los comerciantes abarrotan el mercado The traders monopolize the market.
    * * *
    1 (cosas) to pack (de, with), cram (de, with), fill up (de,with); (personas) to pack (de, with), jam (de, with)
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=llenar) to pack
    2) (Náut) to stow, pack tightly
    3) (Com) to overstock
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <sala/teatro> to pack
    * * *
    = crowd, throng, overbook, pack.
    Ex. Titles on alternative medicine are now crowding US bookshelves.
    Ex. The street was thronged by people who had not a moment to spare.
    Ex. At any rate, since hotels in Vienna are usually overbooked in May we strongly recommend you to book your hotel as early as possible.
    Ex. Because it is such a competitive market, nightclubs are constantly reinventing themselves and places that are packed one weekend are deserted the next.
    ----
    * abarrotar (de) = clutter (with).
    * abarrotar las calles = come out in + force, be out in force.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo <sala/teatro> to pack
    * * *
    abarrotar(de)

    Ex: This is not to say that the library should be cluttered with ugly signs; all notices should be carefully contrived and aesthetically pleasing.

    = crowd, throng, overbook, pack.

    Ex: Titles on alternative medicine are now crowding US bookshelves.

    Ex: The street was thronged by people who had not a moment to spare.
    Ex: At any rate, since hotels in Vienna are usually overbooked in May we strongly recommend you to book your hotel as early as possible.
    Ex: Because it is such a competitive market, nightclubs are constantly reinventing themselves and places that are packed one weekend are deserted the next.
    * abarrotar (de) = clutter (with).
    * abarrotar las calles = come out in + force, be out in force.

    * * *
    abarrotar [A1 ]
    vt
    ‹sala/teatro› to pack
    centenares de admiradores abarrotaban la sala hundreds of fans packed the hall, the hall was packed with hundreds of fans
    * * *

    abarrotar ( conjugate abarrotar) verbo transitivosala/teatro to pack
    abarrotar verbo transitivo to pack, cram [de, with]: el público abarrotaba el teatro, the theatre was packed (with people)
    ' abarrotar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atestar
    - infestar
    English:
    clutter
    - crowd
    * * *
    1. [teatro, autobús] to pack (de o con with); [desván, baúl] to cram full (de o con of);
    los curiosos abarrotaban la estancia the room was packed with onlookers
    2. CAm, Méx Com to monopolize, to buy up
    * * *
    v/t
    1 lugar pack
    2 L.Am.
    COM buy up, stockpile
    * * *
    : to fill up, to pack
    * * *
    abarrotar vb to cram [pt. & pp. crammed]

    Spanish-English dictionary > abarrotar

  • 8 acabarse

    pron.v.
    to finish, to stop, to come to an end; to die, to run out.
    ¡Se acabó it's all over
    * * *
    1 to end, finish, come to an end (no quedar) to run out
    * * *
    1) to finish, come to an end
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=terminarse) [acto, reunión] to finish, come to an end; [reservas] to run out

    todo se acabó para él* he's had it *

    ¡se acabó! — that's it!

    ¡un minuto más y se acabó! — one more minute and that will be it!

    ¡te quedas aquí y se acabó! — you're staying here and that's that!

    -... y san se acabó
    2) [con complemento indirecto]

    se me acabó la pacienciamy patience is exhausted o at an end, I've run out of patience

    3) [con valor enfático]
    4) [persona] (=morir) to die; esp LAm (=cansarse) to wear o.s. out
    * * *
    (v.) = draw to + a close, peter out, run out, be gone, come to + an end, run out of, draw to + an end, wind down, be all gone
    Ex. In 1971 the experimental phase of PRECIS was drawing to a close as the system became operational in the British national bibliography.
    Ex. Press demands for information soon petered out but enquiries from the general public continued for many months.
    Ex. He continued writing for two years until his ink ran out.
    Ex. Hard times lie ahead, the halcyon days are gone -- perhaps forever.
    Ex. The era of paper-based information systems is coming to an end.
    Ex. The philosophy of science lacks a time dimension and seems to have run out of language to cope with all the abstractions needed.
    Ex. As the war drew to an end, the horrendous scenes of misery and destitution came to light.
    Ex. As President Bush's second term winds down, this is no time for him to be making trouble for his successor.
    Ex. The hall is quiet, the band has packed up, and the munchies are all gone.
    * * *
    (v.) = draw to + a close, peter out, run out, be gone, come to + an end, run out of, draw to + an end, wind down, be all gone

    Ex: In 1971 the experimental phase of PRECIS was drawing to a close as the system became operational in the British national bibliography.

    Ex: Press demands for information soon petered out but enquiries from the general public continued for many months.
    Ex: He continued writing for two years until his ink ran out.
    Ex: Hard times lie ahead, the halcyon days are gone -- perhaps forever.
    Ex: The era of paper-based information systems is coming to an end.
    Ex: The philosophy of science lacks a time dimension and seems to have run out of language to cope with all the abstractions needed.
    Ex: As the war drew to an end, the horrendous scenes of misery and destitution came to light.
    Ex: As President Bush's second term winds down, this is no time for him to be making trouble for his successor.
    Ex: The hall is quiet, the band has packed up, and the munchies are all gone.

    * * *

    ■acabarse verbo reflexivo to finish, come to an end: se nos acabó el aceite, we ran out of olive oil
    exclamación familiar ¡se acabó!, that's that!
    ' acabarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    terminarse
    - acabar
    English:
    draw
    - end
    - give out
    - go
    - run
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [agotarse] to be used up, to be gone;
    se nos ha acabado la gasolina we're out of petrol o US gas;
    se ha acabado la comida there's no more food left;
    se ha acabado la leche the milk has run out, we've run out of milk;
    no corras tanto, se te acabarán las fuerzas don't run so fast, you'll run out of energy
    2. [terminar] [guerra, película] to finish, to be over
    3. [consumir] [comida] to eat up;
    ¡acábatelo todo y no dejes ni una miga! make sure you eat it all up!
    4. RP, Ven Fam [tener un orgasmo] to come
    5. Comp
    ¡se acabó! [¡basta ya!] that's enough!;
    [se terminó] that's it, then!;
    ¡te quedarás en casa y (san) se acabó! you'll stay at home and that's that o that's the end of it!;
    se acabó lo que se daba that is/was the end of that;
    Méx Fam
    no acabársela: no me la acabo con la cantidad de trabajo que hay I can't deal with the amount of work we've got
    * * *
    v/r de actividad finish, end; de pan, dinero run out;
    se nos ha acabado el azúcar we’ve run out of sugar;
    ¡se acabó! that’s it!, that’s that!
    * * *
    vr
    terminarse: to come to an end, to run out
    se me acabó el dinero: I ran out of money
    * * *
    acabarse vb to run out [pt. ran; pp. run]
    ¡se acabó! that's it!

    Spanish-English dictionary > acabarse

  • 9 acción1

    1 = action, action, action project, deed.
    Ex. Coates believed that in order to conceptualise an action it is necessary to visualise the thing on which the action is being performed.
    Ex. Americans, convinced that education could be the panacea for all their ills, answered with vigorous action.
    Ex. Action projects include a computer database of all parochial charities in England and Wales, a survey of all charities, and production of a charity newsheet.
    Ex. Books were kept for historical records of deeds done by the inhabitants: their worthy acts as well as their sins.
    ----
    * acción compensatoria = anti-dumping action, countervailing action.
    * acción concertada = concerted action project, concerted action.
    * acción contra el fuego = fire response.
    * acción de averiguar y resolver problemas = troubleshooting [trouble shooting].
    * acción de dar un nombre a Algo = naming.
    * acción de ejercer presión = lobbying.
    * acción de guardar documentos = save.
    * acción de marcar un número = dialling.
    * acción de mejora = improvement action.
    * acción de volver a contar algo = retelling.
    * acción de volver a tejar = retiling.
    * acción directa = direct action project, direct action.
    * acciones legales = legal proceedings.
    * acciones positivas = affirmative action.
    * acción indirecta = indirect action project.
    * acción innegable = estoppel.
    * acción legal = legal action.
    * acción militar = military action.
    * acción policial = police response.
    * acción popular = class action suit, class action.
    * acción positiva = positive action.
    * acción transitiva = transitive actions.
    * ámbito de acción = territory, sphere of influence.
    * amplio radio de acción = broad scope.
    * área de acción = remit.
    * aventura de acción = action adventure.
    * campo de acción = purview, scope.
    * con una sola acción = in one action.
    * de acción = action-centered.
    * dentro del radio de acción = within range.
    * ejecutar una acción = effect + execution.
    * emprender acciones legales = take + legal proceedings, take + legal action.
    * emprender una acción = initiate + action.
    * entrar en acción = enter + the picture.
    * grupo de acción ciudadana = citizen action group, community action group.
    * impulsar a la acción = galvanise into + action.
    * incitar a Alguien a la acción = stir + Nombre + into action.
    * investigación-acción = action research.
    * libertad de acción = leeway.
    * línea de acción = course of action.
    * lleno de acción = actionful [action-full], action-packed.
    * llevar a cabo una acción = effect + execution.
    * película de acción = action movie, action adventure.
    * persona de acción = doer.
    * radio de acción = radius of + Posesivo + action.
    * realizar una acción = perform + action, effect + execution.
    * seguir un curso de acción = follow + track.
    * término de acción = action term.
    * trazabilidad de las acciones = action tracking.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acción1

  • 10 adjetivo

    adj.
    adjective, adjectival.
    m.
    1 adjective, noun modifier.
    2 epithet, adjective.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: adjetivar.
    * * *
    1 adjective, adjectival
    1 adjective
    ————————
    1 adjective
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    1.
    2.
    * * *
    I
    - va adjetivo adjectival
    II
    masculino adjective
    * * *
    Ex. Such lists will embody for example, singular or plural, nouns or adjectives.
    * * *
    I
    - va adjetivo adjectival
    II
    masculino adjective
    * * *

    Ex: Such lists will embody for example, singular or plural, nouns or adjectives.

    * * *
    adjetivo1 -va
    1 ‹locución/frase› adjectival
    2 ( Fil) adjectival
    adjective
    se puede usar como adjetivo it can be used adjectivally
    Compuestos:
    qualifying adjective
    demonstrative adjective
    possessive adjective
    * * *

     

    Del verbo adjetivar: ( conjugate adjetivar)

    adjetivo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    adjetivó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    adjetivar    
    adjetivo
    adjetivo 1
    ◊ -va adjetivo

    adjectival
    adjetivo 2 sustantivo masculino
    adjective
    adjetivar verbo transitivo
    1 (calificar) to describe
    2 Gram to use as an adjective
    adjetivo,-a
    I sustantivo masculino adjective
    II adjetivo adjectival

    ' adjetivo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abajeña
    - abajeño
    - abandonada
    - abandonado
    - abarquillada
    - abarquillado
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abatible
    - abatida
    - abatido
    - abdominal
    - aberrante
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abigarrada
    - abigarrado
    - abismal
    - ablusada
    - ablusado
    - abnegada
    - abnegado
    - abobada
    - abobado
    - abocada
    - abocado
    - abombada
    - abombado
    - abominable
    - abonada
    - abonado
    - aborigen
    - abortiva
    - abortivo
    - abotargada
    - abotargado
    - abovedada
    - abovedado
    - abrasador
    - abrasadora
    - abrasiva
    - abrasivo
    - abrigada
    - abrigado
    - abrillantador
    - abrumada
    - abrumado
    - abrumador
    - abrumadora
    - abrupta
    English:
    abiding
    - abject
    - ablaze
    - able
    - abnormal
    - abominable
    - above-board
    - above-mentioned
    - abrasive
    - abrupt
    - absent
    - absent-minded
    - absolute
    - absorbed
    - absorbing
    - abstemious
    - abstract
    - absurd
    - abundant
    - abysmal
    - academic
    - acceptable
    - accepted
    - accident-prone
    - accidental
    - acclimatized
    - accomplished
    - accountable
    - accurate
    - accustom
    - aching
    - acid
    - acoustic
    - acquisitive
    - acrimonious
    - acrylic
    - acting
    - action-packed
    - active
    - actual
    - acute
    - adamant
    - adaptable
    - addicted
    - addictive
    - additional
    - adept
    - adequate
    - adhesive
    - adjacent
    * * *
    adjetivo, -a
    adj
    adjectival
    nm
    adjective
    adjetivo atributivo attributive adjective;
    adjetivo calificativo qualifying adjective;
    adjetivo comparativo comparative adjective;
    adjetivo demostrativo demonstrative adjective;
    adjetivo especificativo = qualifying adjective which follows the noun;
    adjetivo explicativo = adjective preceding the noun and usually denoting a conventional characteristic;
    adjetivo indefinido indefinite adjective;
    adjetivo numeral quantitative adjective;
    adjetivo posesivo possessive adjective;
    adjetivo superlativo superlative adjective
    * * *
    m adjective
    * * *
    adjetivo, -va adj
    : adjectival
    : adjective
    * * *
    adjetivo n adjective

    Spanish-English dictionary > adjetivo

  • 11 agotarse

    pron.v.
    to become exhausted; to be finished.
    * * *
    1 (cansarse) to become exhausted, become tired out
    2 (gastarse) to run out
    3 COMERCIO to be sold out
    * * *
    1) to get exhausted, tire oneself out, wear oneself out
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=cansarse) to get exhausted, tire o.s. out, wear o.s. out

    me agoto pronto nadando — I soon get exhausted when I swim, I soon tire o wear myself out when I swim, swimming soon tires o wears me out

    2) [mercancía, artículo, género] to sell out

    ese producto se nos ha agotado — we've sold out of that product, that product is o has sold out

    3) [recursos, reservas] to run out
    4) [prórroga, tiempo] to run out
    * * *
    (v.) = run down, peter out, run + short (of), run out, go out of + print, sell out, dry up, run out of, run + dry, be all gone
    Ex. A closed system will be subject to entropy -- the tendency for a system to run down through the loss of differentiation.
    Ex. Press demands for information soon petered out but enquiries from the general public continued for many months.
    Ex. The arguments are well known but we must realise that there was a very real fear that society would run short of manual labour = Los argumentos son bien conocidos pero debemos darnos cuenta de que había existía un miedo real de que la sociedad se quedase sin mano de obra.
    Ex. He continued writing for two years until his ink ran out.
    Ex. Zilg claims that his book 'Du Pont: Behind the nylon Curtain', which is highly critical of Du Pont, was allowed to go out of print prematurely as a direct result of pressure being brought to bear on the publisher by Du Pont.
    Ex. The first edition was quickly sold out, and I decided to revise it in the light of comments by colleagues and reviewers, and of developments in my own thinking.
    Ex. The article 'Slim chance for ethnic funding' explains how funding for library projects to provide assistance to ethnic minorities has almost dried up.
    Ex. The philosophy of science lacks a time dimension and seems to have run out of language to cope with all the abstractions needed.
    Ex. So stop fretting that UK unemployment is rising as the tax burden soars, consumers stop spending and North Sea oil runs dry.
    Ex. The hall is quiet, the band has packed up, and the munchies are all gone.
    * * *
    (v.) = run down, peter out, run + short (of), run out, go out of + print, sell out, dry up, run out of, run + dry, be all gone

    Ex: A closed system will be subject to entropy -- the tendency for a system to run down through the loss of differentiation.

    Ex: Press demands for information soon petered out but enquiries from the general public continued for many months.
    Ex: The arguments are well known but we must realise that there was a very real fear that society would run short of manual labour = Los argumentos son bien conocidos pero debemos darnos cuenta de que había existía un miedo real de que la sociedad se quedase sin mano de obra.
    Ex: He continued writing for two years until his ink ran out.
    Ex: Zilg claims that his book 'Du Pont: Behind the nylon Curtain', which is highly critical of Du Pont, was allowed to go out of print prematurely as a direct result of pressure being brought to bear on the publisher by Du Pont.
    Ex: The first edition was quickly sold out, and I decided to revise it in the light of comments by colleagues and reviewers, and of developments in my own thinking.
    Ex: The article 'Slim chance for ethnic funding' explains how funding for library projects to provide assistance to ethnic minorities has almost dried up.
    Ex: The philosophy of science lacks a time dimension and seems to have run out of language to cope with all the abstractions needed.
    Ex: So stop fretting that UK unemployment is rising as the tax burden soars, consumers stop spending and North Sea oil runs dry.
    Ex: The hall is quiet, the band has packed up, and the munchies are all gone.

    * * *

    ■agotarse verbo reflexivo
    1 (terminarse las existencias, la paciencia) to run out, be used up
    Com to be sold out
    2 (cansarse) to become exhausted o tired out
    ' agotarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agotar
    English:
    give out
    - go
    - run down
    - run out
    - short
    - wear
    - dry
    - run
    - sell
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [cansarse] to tire oneself out, to exhaust oneself;
    se agotó con la caminata the walk tired him out o exhausted him
    2. [acabarse] to run out;
    [libro, disco, entradas] to sell out;
    se nos agotaron las provisiones our provisions ran out;
    las entradas se agotaron en seguida the tickets sold out almost immediately;
    se nos ha agotado ese modelo that model has sold out;
    se me está agotando la paciencia my patience is running out o wearing thin
    3. [pila, batería] to go flat
    * * *
    v/r
    1 ( cansarse) get worn out, exhaust o.s.
    2 ( terminarse) run out, become exhausted
    3 ( venderse) sell out;
    la primera edición se ha agotado the first edition has sold out
    * * *
    vr
    * * *
    1. (en general) to run out [pt. ran; pp. run]
    2. (existencias) to sell out [pt. & pp. sold]

    Spanish-English dictionary > agotarse

  • 12 alfiler

    m.
    1 pin.
    alfiler de gancho safety pin ( Andes, CSur, Venezuelan Spanish)
    no cabe ni un alfiler it's jam-packed
    2 brooch, pin (jewel).
    * * *
    1 (costura) pin
    2 (joya) brooch, pin
    4 (de corbata) tiepin
    \
    no caber ni un alfiler to be crammed full, be absolutely packed
    prendido,-a con alfileres figurado shaky
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) pin
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Cos) pin; (=broche) brooch, clip

    alfiler de gancho Arg safety pin

    alfiler de seguridad LAm safety pin

    alfiler nodriza Col safety pin

    2) (=propina)

    alfileres — pin money, dress allowance

    * * *
    masculino ( en costura) pin; ( broche) brooch, pin

    no caber ni un alfiler: no cabía ni un alfiler en la sala the hall was filled to bursting; prendido con alfileres — < teoría> shaky

    * * *
    = pin.
    Ex. 'That's not realistic,' he said and looked at her, as if to indicate that the balloon of her argument had suddenly had a pin stuck in it, and was expiring with a hiss.
    ----
    * alfiler de gancho = safety pin.
    * alfiler de seguridad = safety pin.
    * no caber ni un alfiler = no room to swing a cat.
    * prender con alfileres = pin.
    * * *
    masculino ( en costura) pin; ( broche) brooch, pin

    no caber ni un alfiler: no cabía ni un alfiler en la sala the hall was filled to bursting; prendido con alfileres — < teoría> shaky

    * * *
    = pin.

    Ex: 'That's not realistic,' he said and looked at her, as if to indicate that the balloon of her argument had suddenly had a pin stuck in it, and was expiring with a hiss.

    * alfiler de gancho = safety pin.
    * alfiler de seguridad = safety pin.
    * no caber ni un alfiler = no room to swing a cat.
    * prender con alfileres = pin.

    * * *
    (en costura) pin; (broche) brooch, pin
    no caber ni un alfiler: no cabía ni un alfiler en la sala you couldn't have squeezed anyone else into the hall, the hall was absolutely packed (out)
    ya no cabe ni un alfiler en esta caja I/we can't get another thing in this box
    prendido con alfileres ‹teoría› shaky
    tengo el examen prendido con alfileres I've done the bare minimum for my exam
    Compuestos:
    tiepin
    (CS, Ven) safety pin
    ( Col) safety pin
    * * *

    alfiler sustantivo masculino ( en costura) pin;
    ( broche) brooch, pin;

    alfiler de gancho (CS, Ven) or (Col) de nodriza safety pin
    alfiler sustantivo masculino
    1 Cost pin
    2 (joya, broche) pin, brooch
    (de corbata) tiepin
    3 (para tender) peg

    ' alfiler' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    clavarse
    - cabeza
    - pinchar
    English:
    cat
    - pin
    - work in
    - safety
    - stiletto
    - tie
    * * *
    1. [para coser] pin;
    no cabe ni un alfiler it's jam-packed;
    lleva la asignatura prendida con alfileres he has only a sketchy idea of the subject
    Cuba alfiler de criandera safety pin; Andes, RP, Ven alfiler de gancho [imperdible] safety pin; Col alfiler de nodriza safety pin
    2. [joya] brooch, pin
    alfiler de corbata tie-pin
    * * *
    m pin;
    no cabe un alfiler fig fam there’s no room for anything else;
    prendido con alfiler fig held together with spit
    * * *
    1) : pin
    2) broche: brooch
    * * *
    1. (aguja) pin
    2. (joya) brooch [pl. brooches]

    Spanish-English dictionary > alfiler

  • 13 almuerzo

    m.
    1 lunch.
    almuerzo tipo bufé buffet lunch
    almuerzo de trabajo working lunch
    2 lunch break.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: almorzar.
    * * *
    2 (a media mañana) mid-morning snack, elevenses plural
    3 (desayuno) breakfast
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    SM [a mediodía] lunch; [a media mañana] breakfast, brunch; [de boda] wedding breakfast
    * * *
    a) ( a mediodía) lunch
    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) mid-morning snack
    * * *
    = lunch, luncheon, lunch hour.
    Ex. While lunches and exhibit booth encounters at ALA and state conferences help, neither replaces a good, structured focus group.
    Ex. This is a paper presented at the luncheon in honour of academic leaders held at the 5th National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in Cincinnati, USA, on 6 Apr 89.
    Ex. Peak use of the libraries occurs during lunch hours.
    ----
    * almuerzo de trabajo = work luncheon.
    * almuerzo escolar = school lunch, school dinner.
    * almuerzo preparado = packed lunch.
    * almuerzo tipo bufé = lunch buffet, buffet lunch.
    * desayuno-almuerzo = brunch.
    * hora del almuerzo = lunchtime, lunch hour.
    * * *
    a) ( a mediodía) lunch
    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) mid-morning snack
    * * *
    = lunch, luncheon, lunch hour.

    Ex: While lunches and exhibit booth encounters at ALA and state conferences help, neither replaces a good, structured focus group.

    Ex: This is a paper presented at the luncheon in honour of academic leaders held at the 5th National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in Cincinnati, USA, on 6 Apr 89.
    Ex: Peak use of the libraries occurs during lunch hours.
    * almuerzo de trabajo = work luncheon.
    * almuerzo escolar = school lunch, school dinner.
    * almuerzo preparado = packed lunch.
    * almuerzo tipo bufé = lunch buffet, buffet lunch.
    * desayuno-almuerzo = brunch.
    * hora del almuerzo = lunchtime, lunch hour.

    * * *
    almuerzo (↑ almuerzo a1)
    almuerzo de negocios business lunch
    almuerzo de trabajo working lunch
    2 ( en algunas regiones) (a media mañana) mid-morning snack, elevenses (pl) ( BrE colloq)
    In Mexico and Spain, almuerzo is the midday meal, also known as comida, or a light mid-morning snack.
    In most of Latin America it means lunch, and comida refers to the evening meal ( cena in Mexico and Spain).
    * * *

     

    Del verbo almorzar: ( conjugate almorzar)

    almuerzo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    almorzar    
    almuerzo
    almorzar ( conjugate almorzar) verbo intransitivo

    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) to have a mid-morning snack

    verbo transitivo
    a) ( a mediodía) to have … for lunch

    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) to have … mid-morning

    almuerzo sustantivo masculino

    b) (en algunas regiones) ( a media mañana) mid-morning snack

    almorzar
    I verbo intransitivo (a mediodía) to have lunch
    (a media mañana) to have a mid-morning snack
    II verbo transitivo (a mediodía) to have (something) for lunch
    (a media mañana) to have sthg for a mid-morning snack: nunca desayuno, pero almuerzo algo a las once, I don't have breakfast, but I have something at eleven
    almuerzo sustantivo masculino (a mediodía) lunch
    (a media mañana) mid-morning snack, familiar elevenses ➣ Ver nota en comida y dinner
    ' almuerzo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    almorzar
    - salir
    - comida
    English:
    brunch
    - gobble
    - lunch
    - dinner
    - luncheon
    - pack
    * * *
    1. [a mediodía] lunch;
    almuerzo de trabajo working lunch
    2. [a media mañana] mid-morning snack
    * * *
    m al mediodía lunch; a media mañana mid-morning snack
    * * *
    : lunch
    * * *
    2. (a mediodía) lunch [pl. lunches]

    Spanish-English dictionary > almuerzo

  • 14 almuerzo preparado

    (n.) = packed lunch
    Ex. Nine out of ten children take packed lunches to school that contain too much saturated fat, sugar and salt.
    * * *

    Ex: Nine out of ten children take packed lunches to school that contain too much saturated fat, sugar and salt.

    Spanish-English dictionary > almuerzo preparado

  • 15 apiñado

    adj.
    packed, chock-a-block, crowded, crammed.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: apiñar.
    * * *
    1→ link=apiñar apiñar
    1 crammed together, packed
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=apretado) crammed, packed (de with)
    2) [forma] cone-shaped, pyramidal frm
    * * *
    = crowded, densely packed, packed.
    Ex. 'Lower town,' along the water's edge, is a district of crowded brick and frame structures of varied heights, an occasional old residence having had its ground floor pressed into commercial service.
    Ex. The square was humble and nondescript, part of a maze of narrow streets and densely packed shops and houses.
    Ex. Here and there, elderly citizens tend tiny, packed shops selling candy and chipped bottles of cold soda.
    * * *
    = crowded, densely packed, packed.

    Ex: 'Lower town,' along the water's edge, is a district of crowded brick and frame structures of varied heights, an occasional old residence having had its ground floor pressed into commercial service.

    Ex: The square was humble and nondescript, part of a maze of narrow streets and densely packed shops and houses.
    Ex: Here and there, elderly citizens tend tiny, packed shops selling candy and chipped bottles of cold soda.

    * * *
    apiñado, -a adj
    [apretado] packed, crammed
    * * *
    adj packed, squashed
    * * *
    apiñado, -da adj
    : jammed, crowded

    Spanish-English dictionary > apiñado

  • 16 apiñar

    v.
    1 to pile up, to heap up.
    La chica apiña su ropa sucia The girl piles up her dirty clothes.
    2 to cram, to bunch, to jam, to stuff.
    Elsa apiñó los libros en su bolso Elsa crammed her books in her bag.
    * * *
    1 (apretar) to pack, press together, jam
    1 to crowd (en, into)
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1.
    VT (=agrupar) to crowd together, bunch together; (=apretar) to pack in; [+ espacio] to overcrowd, congest
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to cram, pack
    2.
    apiñarse v pron gente to crowd together
    * * *
    = pack in, pack 'em in, pack, cramp.
    Ex. This approach allows the construction of concise summaries, containing complex sentences that pack in information.
    Ex. The article 'New York packs 'em in; Martinez bows out' describes the ALA Annual Conference in New York noting the high attendance figures the unexpected decision of the chief executive of the ALA, Elizabeth Martinez, to resign.
    Ex. Because it is such a competitive market, nightclubs are constantly reinventing themselves and places that are packed one weekend are deserted the next.
    Ex. The goals are to reduce stress on the fingers and wrists and to keep your hands in a natural position rather than cramping them together.
    ----
    * apiñar en = cram into.
    * apiñarse = cluster, crowd, huddle.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to cram, pack
    2.
    apiñarse v pron gente to crowd together
    * * *
    = pack in, pack 'em in, pack, cramp.

    Ex: This approach allows the construction of concise summaries, containing complex sentences that pack in information.

    Ex: The article 'New York packs 'em in; Martinez bows out' describes the ALA Annual Conference in New York noting the high attendance figures the unexpected decision of the chief executive of the ALA, Elizabeth Martinez, to resign.
    Ex: Because it is such a competitive market, nightclubs are constantly reinventing themselves and places that are packed one weekend are deserted the next.
    Ex: The goals are to reduce stress on the fingers and wrists and to keep your hands in a natural position rather than cramping them together.
    * apiñar en = cram into.
    * apiñarse = cluster, crowd, huddle.

    * * *
    apiñar [A1 ]
    vt
    to cram, pack, squash
    to crowd together
    se apiñaban a la entrada they crowded together o massed around the entrance
    un pequeño pueblo apiñado en torno a una vieja iglesia a small village clustered o huddled around an old church
    * * *
    vt
    to pack
    * * *
    v/t pack, squash
    * * *
    : to pack, to cram

    Spanish-English dictionary > apiñar

  • 17 apretar

    v.
    1 to press (oprimir) (botón, tecla).
    me aprietan las botas my boots are too tight
    La enfermera apretó la herida The nurse pressed the wound.
    La niña aprieta los dientes al dormir The girl grits her teeth when sleeping.
    3 to squeeze.
    apretar la mano a alguien to shake somebody's hand
    María apretó la mostaza Mary squeezed the mustard.
    4 to press.
    lo están apretando para que acepte la oferta they are pressing him o putting pressure on him to accept the offer
    5 to get worse, to intensify (calor, lluvia).
    6 to tighten.
    El mecánico aprieta duramente el tornillo The mechanic tightens the screw.
    7 to pinch.
    Me aprietan los zapatos My shoes pinch.
    Ricardo apretó su nariz Richard pinched her nose.
    8 to be too tight.
    Esta faja aprieta This belt is too tight.
    9 to press down, to push down.
    Ricardo apretó el botón para iniciar Richard pressed down the button to start.
    10 to be too tight for.
    Me aprieta la ropa My clothes are too tight for me.
    11 to be most intense, to be more intense.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ ACERTAR], like link=acertar acertar
    1 (estrechar) to squeeze, hug
    2 (tornillo) to tighten; (cordones, nudo) to do up tight
    3 (comprimir) to compress, press together, pack tight
    4 (activar) to press, push
    5 figurado (acosar) to keep on at; (presionar) to put pressure on, pressurize
    1 figurado (aumentar) to increase, get worse
    2 (prendas) to fit tight, be tight on
    3 (esforzarse) to work hard
    tendrás que apretar en tus estudios you'll have to study a lot harder, you'll have to pull your socks up
    1 (apiñar) to narrow, tighten
    2 (agolparse) to crowd together; (acercarse) to squeeze up
    \
    apretar a correr to start running
    apretar el paso to quicken one's pace
    apretar la mano a alguien to shake somebody's hand
    apretar el gatillo to pull the trigger
    * * *
    verb
    4) pinch, be too tight
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ tapa, tornillo, nudo] to tighten
    2) (=pulsar) [+ interruptor, pedal, tecla] to press; [+ gatillo] to squeeze, pull

    apretar el acelerador — to put one's foot down (on the accelerator), depress the accelerator frm

    3) (=apretujar)
    a) [+ objeto] to squeeze, grip; [para que no caiga] to clutch

    apretó bien los papeles en la carterahe packed o squeezed the papers into the briefcase

    apretar los dientes — to grit one's teeth, clench one's teeth

    apretar la mano a algn — to shake sb's hand

    apretar el puñoto clench one's fist

    b) [+ persona] [contra pared, suelo] to pin, press; [con los brazos] to clasp, clutch

    me apretaba con todo su cuerpo contra la paredhe pinned o pressed me against the wall with his whole body

    la apretó con fuerza entre sus brazoshe clasped o clutched her tightly in his arms

    4) (=presionar)

    apretar a algn — to put pressure on sb

    nos aprieta mucho para que estudiemos — he puts a lot of pressure on us to study, he pushes us to study hard

    5)

    apretar el pasoto quicken one's pace

    6)
    7) (Mil) [+ asedio] to step up, intensify; [+ bloqueo] to tighten
    2. VI
    1) (=oprimir) [zapatos] to be too tight, pinch one's feet; [ropa] to be too tight

    estos zapatos aprietan — these shoes are too tight, these shoes pinch my feet

    zapato
    2) (=aumentar) [dolor, frío] to get worse; [viento] to intensify

    cuando el frío aprieta — when the cold gets worse, when it gets really cold

    3) (=presionar) to put on the pressure, pile on the pressure *

    si le aprietan un poco más, confesará — if they put a bit more pressure on him, he'll confess

    apretar con el enemigoto close with the enemy

    Dios 3)
    4) (=esforzarse)

    si apretáis un poco al final, aprobaréis — if you make an extra effort at the end, you'll pass

    5)

    apretar a hacer algo, si aprieta a llover — if it starts to rain heavily

    6)

    ¡aprieta! — nonsense!, good grief!

    7) Chile (=irse con prisa)

    apretemos que viene la profesora — let's run for it, the teacher's coming

    8) ** [al defecar] to push
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) < botón> to press, push; < acelerador> to put one's foot on, press; < gatillo> to pull, squeeze
    b) <nudo/venda/tornillo> to tighten
    c)

    apretar el paso or la marcha — to quicken one's pace o step

    2)
    a) ( apretujar)

    apretó al niño contra su pechohe clasped o clutched the child to his breast

    me apretó el brazo con fuerzahe squeezed o gripped my arm firmly

    b) ( presionar) to put pressure on
    2.
    1) ropa/zapatos (+ me/te/le etc) to be too tight
    2) ( hacer presión) to press down (o in etc)

    cuando el hambre aprieta... — when people are in the grip of hunger...

    4)
    a) ( esforzarse) to make an effort
    b) profesor/jefe to be demanding

    apretar a correr — (fam) to break into a run

    3.
    apretarse v pron to squeeze o squash together
    * * *
    = squeeze, nip, tighten, screw, tighten + Posesivo + grip on, press, clenching, cramp.
    Ex. Squeezed between the upper and nether milestones of increasing demand and dwindling resources, individual librarians develop ways in which to make their jobs easier.
    Ex. Rotary presses are like wringers the printing paper being nipped between two cylinders.
    Ex. Self-effacing nervousness causes the epiglottis to tighten, strangling the words in the throat and stiffening the diaphragm so that it is like pulled-out elastic unable to propel anything.
    Ex. This was done by laying the right number of letters on their sides in the stick, pushing the sliding bar up to them and screwing it up tight.
    Ex. This paper reports on measures being taken by the government to tighten its grip on what universities do with their money.
    Ex. To read a borrower label place the scanner on the left side of the label and move it from left to right across the bar codes, pressing lightly to keep it in direct contact with the label.
    Ex. A bite guard, also known as a stress guard, teeth guard, dental guard or night guard, is a dental appliance provided by the dentist to protect your teeth from excessive grinding or clenching.
    Ex. The goals are to reduce stress on the fingers and wrists and to keep your hands in a natural position rather than cramping them together.
    ----
    * apretar el gatillo = pull + the trigger.
    * apretar fuerte = bear down on.
    * apretarse el cinturón = tighten + Posesivo + belt, gird (up) + Posesivo + loins.
    * apretarse los machos = gird (up) + Posesivo + loins.
    * cuando el sol aprieta = during the heat of the day.
    * el que mucho abarca poco aprieta = jack of all trades, master of none.
    * quien mucho abarca poco aprieta = bite off more than + Pronombre + can chew.
    * sin apretar = loosely hanging, baggy [baggier -comp., baggiest -sup.], saggy [saggier -comp., saggiest -sup.].
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) < botón> to press, push; < acelerador> to put one's foot on, press; < gatillo> to pull, squeeze
    b) <nudo/venda/tornillo> to tighten
    c)

    apretar el paso or la marcha — to quicken one's pace o step

    2)
    a) ( apretujar)

    apretó al niño contra su pechohe clasped o clutched the child to his breast

    me apretó el brazo con fuerzahe squeezed o gripped my arm firmly

    b) ( presionar) to put pressure on
    2.
    1) ropa/zapatos (+ me/te/le etc) to be too tight
    2) ( hacer presión) to press down (o in etc)

    cuando el hambre aprieta... — when people are in the grip of hunger...

    4)
    a) ( esforzarse) to make an effort
    b) profesor/jefe to be demanding

    apretar a correr — (fam) to break into a run

    3.
    apretarse v pron to squeeze o squash together
    * * *
    = squeeze, nip, tighten, screw, tighten + Posesivo + grip on, press, clenching, cramp.

    Ex: Squeezed between the upper and nether milestones of increasing demand and dwindling resources, individual librarians develop ways in which to make their jobs easier.

    Ex: Rotary presses are like wringers the printing paper being nipped between two cylinders.
    Ex: Self-effacing nervousness causes the epiglottis to tighten, strangling the words in the throat and stiffening the diaphragm so that it is like pulled-out elastic unable to propel anything.
    Ex: This was done by laying the right number of letters on their sides in the stick, pushing the sliding bar up to them and screwing it up tight.
    Ex: This paper reports on measures being taken by the government to tighten its grip on what universities do with their money.
    Ex: To read a borrower label place the scanner on the left side of the label and move it from left to right across the bar codes, pressing lightly to keep it in direct contact with the label.
    Ex: A bite guard, also known as a stress guard, teeth guard, dental guard or night guard, is a dental appliance provided by the dentist to protect your teeth from excessive grinding or clenching.
    Ex: The goals are to reduce stress on the fingers and wrists and to keep your hands in a natural position rather than cramping them together.
    * apretar el gatillo = pull + the trigger.
    * apretar fuerte = bear down on.
    * apretarse el cinturón = tighten + Posesivo + belt, gird (up) + Posesivo + loins.
    * apretarse los machos = gird (up) + Posesivo + loins.
    * cuando el sol aprieta = during the heat of the day.
    * el que mucho abarca poco aprieta = jack of all trades, master of none.
    * quien mucho abarca poco aprieta = bite off more than + Pronombre + can chew.
    * sin apretar = loosely hanging, baggy [baggier -comp., baggiest -sup.], saggy [saggier -comp., saggiest -sup.].

    * * *
    apretar [A5 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹botón› to press, push; ‹acelerador› to put one's foot on, press, depress ( frml); ‹gatillo› to pull, squeeze
    2 ‹nudo/venda› to tighten; ‹tapa/tornillo› to tighten
    apretó bien la tapa he screwed the lid on tightly
    aprieta el puño clench your fist
    apreté los dientes I gritted my teeth
    3
    apretar el paso or la marcha to quicken one's pace o step
    4 ‹letra› to squeeze together ( AmE), to squeeze up ( BrE)
    apretar los puntos to knit tightly
    B
    1
    (apretujar): apretó al niño contra su pecho he clasped o clutched the child to his breast
    llevaba el osito apretado entre sus brazos she was clutching the teddy bear in her arms
    me apretó el brazo con fuerza he squeezed o gripped my arm firmly
    2 (presionar) to put pressure on
    el profesor nos apretó mucho en los últimos meses in the last few months the teacher put a lot of pressure on us o pushed us really hard
    ■ apretar
    vi
    A «ropa/zapatos» (+ me/te/le etc) to be too tight
    el vestido le aprieta the dress is too tight for her o is very tight on her
    la falda me aprieta en las caderas the skirt is too tight around the hips
    ¡cómo me aprietan estos zapatos! these shoes are so tight!, these shoes really pinch my feet!
    B (hacer presión) to press down ( o in etc)
    C
    (ser fuerte): a las tres de la tarde cuando el calor aprieta at three o'clock when the heat is at its most intense
    a primeras horas de la mañana el frío aprieta (Chi, Méx); in the early hours of the morning you really feel the cold
    cuando el hambre aprieta, la gente come cualquier cosa when people are in the grip of hunger they will eat anything
    D
    1 (esforzarse) to make an effort
    vas a tener que apretar en la física you're going to have to knuckle down o make more of an effort in physics
    2 «profesor/jefe» to be demanding dios
    E
    ( Chi fam) (irse): todos apretaron a la salida everyone made a dash for o ran for the door ( colloq)
    tuvimos que salir apretando we had to make a run for it ( colloq)
    apretar a correr ( fam); to break into a run, start running
    to squeeze o squash together, to squeeze o squash up ( BrE) cinturón
    * * *

     

    apretar ( conjugate apretar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) botón to press, push;

    acelerador to put one's foot on, press;
    gatillo to pull, squeeze
    b)nudo/tapa/tornillo to tighten;

    puño/mandíbulas to clench;

    2
    a) ( apretujar):

    apretó al niño contra su pecho he clasped o clutched the child to his breast;

    me apretó el brazo con fuerza he squeezed o gripped my arm firmly

    verbo intransitivo
    1 [ropa/zapatos] (+ me/te/le etc) to be too tight;

    2 ( hacer presión) to press down (o in etc)
    apretarse verbo pronominal
    to squeeze o squash together
    apretar
    I vtr (pulsar un botón) to press
    (el cinturón, un tornillo) to tighten
    (el gatillo) to pull: me aprietan los zapatos, these shoes are too tight for me
    II verbo intransitivo el calor ha apretado en julio, it was really hot in July
    ♦ Locuciones: apretar el paso, to hasten, hurry
    apretarle las clavijas a alguien, to put the screws on someone
    donde aprieta el zapato, where the problem is
    ' apretar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ajustar
    - estrujar
    - aprieta
    - estrechar
    - fuerte
    - gatillo
    - oprimir
    - puño
    English:
    clench
    - grip
    - loosely
    - pack
    - pack down
    - pinch
    - press
    - pull
    - push
    - screw up
    - squeeze
    - tighten
    - wedge
    - which
    - accelerate
    - foot
    - loosen
    - screw
    - speed
    - tooth
    * * *
    vt
    1. [oprimir] [botón, tecla] to press;
    [gatillo] to pull, to squeeze; [acelerador] to step on;
    el zapato me aprieta my shoe is pinching;
    me aprietan las botas my boots are too tight
    2. [nudo, tuerca, cinturón] to tighten;
    Fam
    apretar las clavijas o [m5] los tornillos a alguien to put the screws on sb
    3. [juntar] [dientes] to grit;
    [labios] to press together; [puño] to clench;
    tendrás que apretar la letra you'll have to squeeze your handwriting up
    4. [estrechar] to squeeze;
    [abrazar] to hug;
    no me aprietes el brazo, me estás haciendo daño stop squeezing my arm, you're hurting me;
    la apretó contra su pecho he held her to his chest;
    apretar la mano a alguien to shake sb's hand
    5. [acelerar]
    apretar el paso o [m5] la marcha to quicken one's pace;
    como no apretemos el paso, no llegaremos nunca if we don't hurry up, we'll never get there
    6. [exigir] to tighten up on;
    [presionar] to press;
    apretar la disciplina to tighten up on discipline;
    lo apretaron tanto que acabó confesando they pressed him so hard that he ended up confessing;
    no me gusta que me aprieten en el trabajo I don't like to feel pressurized in my work;
    lo están apretando para que acepte la oferta they are pressing him o putting pressure on him to accept the offer
    7. [ropa, objetos] to pack tight
    vi
    1. [calor, lluvia] to get worse, to intensify;
    salgo de casa a las dos, cuando más aprieta el calor I leave home at two o'clock, when the heat is at its worst;
    en agosto ha apretado mucho el calor it got a lot hotter in August;
    cuando la necesidad aprieta, se agudiza el ingenio people become more resourceful when they really have to
    2. [zapatos] to pinch;
    [ropa] to be too tight
    3. [esforzarse] to push oneself;
    tienes que apretar más si quieres aprobar you'll have to pull your socks up if you want to pass
    4. Fam
    apretar a correr to run off;
    el ladrón apretó a correr the thief ran off
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 botón press;
    apretó contra el pecho la fotografía/el niño she held the photograph/the child close, she pressed the photograph/the child to her breast;
    apretar los puños clench one’s fists;
    apretar los dientes grit one’s teeth
    2 ( pellizcar, pinzar) squeeze
    3 tuerca tighten
    4
    :
    apretar el paso quicken one’s pace
    II v/i
    1 de ropa, zapato be too tight
    2
    :
    apretar a correr start to run, start running
    * * *
    apretar {55} vt
    1) : to press, to push (a button)
    2) : to tighten
    3) : to squeeze
    1) : to press, to push
    2) : to fit tightly, to be too tight
    los zapatos me aprietan: my shoes are tight
    * * *
    1. (botón) to press
    2. (gatillo) to pull
    3. (tornillo, cinturón, nudo) to tighten
    ¿has apretado los tornillos? have you tightened the screws?
    4. (exigir) to be strict with / to push hard
    5. (quedar estrecho ropa) to be too tight
    6. (esforzarse) to work harder
    7. (aumentar calor) to increase

    Spanish-English dictionary > apretar

  • 18 asestar

    v.
    1 to deal (blow).
    2 to deliver, to give, to strike, to inflict.
    María le lanza a Sue un golpe Mary gives Sue a blow.
    * * *
    1 (arma) to aim
    2 (golpe) to deal, give
    3 (tiro) to fire
    \
    * * *
    VT
    1) [+ arma] to aim (a at, in the direction of)
    [+ tiro] to fire
    2) [+ golpe] to deal
    * * *
    verbo transitivo

    me asestó una puñalada/un puñetazo — he stabbed/punched me

    * * *
    = pack.
    Ex. This giant prehistoric sea predator packed the most powerful bite of any fish, living or extinct -- strong enough to shear a shark clean in half.
    ----
    * asestar el golpe de gracia = administer + the coup de grace, deliver + the coup de grace.
    * asestar una cuchillada = knife.
    * asestar una puñalada = knife.
    * asestar un cuchillazo = knife.
    * asestar un golpe = give + a blow, deal + a blow, strike + a blow.
    * asestar un golpe mortal = deal + the death blow.
    * asestar un golper = bash.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo

    me asestó una puñalada/un puñetazo — he stabbed/punched me

    * * *
    = pack.

    Ex: This giant prehistoric sea predator packed the most powerful bite of any fish, living or extinct -- strong enough to shear a shark clean in half.

    * asestar el golpe de gracia = administer + the coup de grace, deliver + the coup de grace.
    * asestar una cuchillada = knife.
    * asestar una puñalada = knife.
    * asestar un cuchillazo = knife.
    * asestar un golpe = give + a blow, deal + a blow, strike + a blow.
    * asestar un golpe mortal = deal + the death blow.
    * asestar un golper = bash.

    * * *
    asestar [A1 ]
    vt
    me asestó una puñalada/un puñetazo he stabbed/punched me
    le asestó un duro golpe a su orgullo it dealt a harsh blow to his pride
    * * *

    asestar ( conjugate asestar) verbo transitivo:
    me asestó una puñalada/un puñetazo he stabbed/punched me

    asestar verbo transitivo to deal: le asestaron dos puñaladas, he was stabbed twice

    ' asestar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    blow
    - deliver
    - strike
    * * *
    le asestó un golpe en la cabeza she struck him on the head;
    le asestó un tiro en la rodilla he shot her in the knee;
    los rebeldes asestaron un duro golpe a las tropas gubernamentales the rebels dealt a severe blow to the government troops
    * * *
    v/t golpe deal (a to);
    * * *
    asestar {55} vt
    1) : to aim, to point (a weapon)
    2) : to deliver, to deal (a blow)

    Spanish-English dictionary > asestar

  • 19 atestado

    adj.
    1 crowded, full-up, chock-a-block, chock-full.
    2 obstinate, stubborn, pigheaded.
    m.
    1 official report.
    2 attestation, constat.
    3 certificate.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: atestar.
    * * *
    1 DERECHO affidavit, statement
    1 testimonials
    ————————
    1→ link=atestar atestar 2
    1 packed (de, with), crammed (de, with)
    * * *
    (f. - atestada)
    adj.
    crowded, packed
    * * *
    I
    SM (Jur) affidavit, statement
    II
    ADJ
    1) (=lleno) packed

    atestado de — packed with, crammed with, full of

    2) (=testarudo) obstinate, stubborn
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo packed, crammed

    atestado de algopacked o crammed full of something

    II
    masculino statement, attestation (frml)
    * * *
    = crowded, overcrowded, cluttered, choc-a-block, chock-full, densely packed, packed, packed full.
    Ex. 'Lower town,' along the water's edge, is a district of crowded brick and frame structures of varied heights, an occasional old residence having had its ground floor pressed into commercial service.
    Ex. Cooperative storage of materials on a regional or national basis promises to become the best way of coping with overcrowded libraries.
    Ex. They found him in his habitually cluttered office, buried beneath stacks of paperwork.
    Ex. The library was choc-a-block with celebrities and children as they swarmed to see the signing of the new Harry Potter book by its author.
    Ex. Herbal cancer remedy is chock-full of drugs.
    Ex. The square was humble and nondescript, part of a maze of narrow streets and densely packed shops and houses.
    Ex. Here and there, elderly citizens tend tiny, packed shops selling candy and chipped bottles of cold soda.
    Ex. The days will be packed full, without any filler and without a moment wasted.
    ----
    * atestado (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo packed, crammed

    atestado de algopacked o crammed full of something

    II
    masculino statement, attestation (frml)
    * * *
    atestado(de)
    (adj.) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity

    Ex: This week is looking to be quite a jam packed, event-filled, extravaganza!.

    Ex: If a class is filled to capacity, please contact the secretary and ask to be put on a waiting list.

    = crowded, overcrowded, cluttered, choc-a-block, chock-full, densely packed, packed, packed full.

    Ex: 'Lower town,' along the water's edge, is a district of crowded brick and frame structures of varied heights, an occasional old residence having had its ground floor pressed into commercial service.

    Ex: Cooperative storage of materials on a regional or national basis promises to become the best way of coping with overcrowded libraries.
    Ex: They found him in his habitually cluttered office, buried beneath stacks of paperwork.
    Ex: The library was choc-a-block with celebrities and children as they swarmed to see the signing of the new Harry Potter book by its author.
    Ex: Herbal cancer remedy is chock-full of drugs.
    Ex: The square was humble and nondescript, part of a maze of narrow streets and densely packed shops and houses.
    Ex: Here and there, elderly citizens tend tiny, packed shops selling candy and chipped bottles of cold soda.
    Ex: The days will be packed full, without any filler and without a moment wasted.
    * atestado (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.

    * * *
    atestado1 -da
    packed, crammed
    el salón estaba atestado (de gente) the hall was packed o crammed (with people)
    atestado DE algo packed o crammed full OF sth, packed o crammed WITH sth
    tiene cinco o seis cajas atestadas de libros he has five or six boxes crammed o packed full of books, he has five or six boxes crammed o packed with books
    statement, attestation ( frml)
    hacer un atestado to make a statement
    * * *

    atestado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    packed, crammed;
    atestado de algo packed o crammed full of sth;
    el salón estaba atestado (de gente) the hall was packed o crammed (with people)
    atestado,-a 2 adjetivo packed with, full of
    atestado 1 sustantivo masculino
    1 Jur affidavit, statement
    levantar un atestado, to draw up a report
    2 atestados, testimonials

    ' atestado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atestada
    - hormiguero
    English:
    bursting
    - crowded
    - jam-packed
    - jam
    * * *
    atestado, -a
    adj
    packed;
    la discoteca estaba atestada the disco was packed;
    el museo estaba atestado de turistas the museum was packed with tourists;
    mi mesa está atestada de libros my desk is covered in books
    nm
    official report;
    levantar un atestado to write an official report
    * * *
    adj overcrowded
    * * *
    atestado, -da adj
    : crowded, packed

    Spanish-English dictionary > atestado

  • 20 atestado (de)

    (adj.) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity
    Ex. This week is looking to be quite a jam packed, event-filled, extravaganza!.
    Ex. If a class is filled to capacity, please contact the secretary and ask to be put on a waiting list.

    Spanish-English dictionary > atestado (de)

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