Translation: from spanish

vociferously

  • 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 gritos

    adv.
    at the top of one's voice, vociferously, at the top of one's lungs.
    * * *
    Ex. This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.
    * * *

    Ex: This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a gritos

  • 3 a voces

    adv.
    aloud, in a loud voice, at the top of one's voice, clamorously.
    * * *
    shouting
    * * *
    = vociferously, vociferous, open outcry
    Ex. This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.
    Ex. The reaction came in 1978 -- a vociferous social demand for reading and learning, including a new interest in librarianship.
    Ex. Also revealed is the endangerment of the open outcry trading system as the digital revolution replaces it at many of the world's financial exchanges.
    * * *
    = vociferously, vociferous, open outcry

    Ex: This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.

    Ex: The reaction came in 1978 -- a vociferous social demand for reading and learning, including a new interest in librarianship.
    Ex: Also revealed is the endangerment of the open outcry trading system as the digital revolution replaces it at many of the world's financial exchanges.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a voces

  • 4 acceso público

    Ex. This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.
    * * *

    Ex: This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acceso público

  • 5 afirmación

    f.
    1 affirmation, say-so, statement, assertion.
    2 affirmation, confirmation, consent, affirmance.
    3 securing, strengthening.
    * * *
    1 (aseveración) statement, assertion
    2 (afianzamiento) strengthening
    * * *
    noun f.
    affirmation, assertion
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino ( declaración) statement, assertion; ( respuesta positiva) affirmation
    * * *
    = assertion, claim, dictum [dicta, -pl.], statement, affirmation, pronouncement.
    Ex. The argument in support of this proposal rests on the following assertions: The main entry is a relic of the early days of the printed book catalog when, for reasons of space and cost of printing, a book was to be represented by one entry only.
    Ex. The final justification is to be found in the claim that SLIS provide a form of information education that is not provided elsewhere.
    Ex. John Ward's dictum was that 'deprivation is as much a lack of information and the knowledge to use it as it is of the basic essentials'.
    Ex. Statements conveying preferential relationships between terms indicate which terms are to be treated as equivalent to one another.
    Ex. This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.
    Ex. However I have pointed out what seem to me to be the more important of the relevant rules and I have tried to summarize their main pronouncements without misrepresentation, despite the unavoidable simplification.
    ----
    * afirmación categórica = bold statement.
    * afirmación tajante = protestation.
    * * *
    femenino ( declaración) statement, assertion; ( respuesta positiva) affirmation
    * * *
    = assertion, claim, dictum [dicta, -pl.], statement, affirmation, pronouncement.

    Ex: The argument in support of this proposal rests on the following assertions: The main entry is a relic of the early days of the printed book catalog when, for reasons of space and cost of printing, a book was to be represented by one entry only.

    Ex: The final justification is to be found in the claim that SLIS provide a form of information education that is not provided elsewhere.
    Ex: John Ward's dictum was that 'deprivation is as much a lack of information and the knowledge to use it as it is of the basic essentials'.
    Ex: Statements conveying preferential relationships between terms indicate which terms are to be treated as equivalent to one another.
    Ex: This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.
    Ex: However I have pointed out what seem to me to be the more important of the relevant rules and I have tried to summarize their main pronouncements without misrepresentation, despite the unavoidable simplification.
    * afirmación categórica = bold statement.
    * afirmación tajante = protestation.

    * * *
    1 (declaración) statement, assertion
    2 (respuesta positiva) affirmation
    * * *

    afirmación sustantivo femenino ( declaración) statement, assertion;
    ( respuesta positiva) affirmation
    afirmación sustantivo femenino
    1 affirmation
    2 afirmaciones, (declaraciones) statement
    ' afirmación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    replicar
    - reponer
    - verdad
    - declaración
    - discutir
    - erróneo
    - falsedad
    - fundar
    - sostener
    - tópico
    English:
    affirmation
    - deny
    - it
    - prove
    - reinforcement
    - retract
    - assertion
    - claim
    - statement
    * * *
    1. [declaración] statement, assertion;
    esas afirmaciones son falsas those statements are false
    2. [asentimiento] affirmative response
    * * *
    f
    1 statement
    2 declaración positiva affirmation
    * * *
    1) : statement
    2) : affirmation
    * * *
    afirmación n claim

    Spanish-English dictionary > afirmación

  • 6 con vehemencia

    = vehemently, hotly, vociferously, ardently
    Ex. She is not a 'progressive' educator in any sense of the word, and vehemently resists what she calls 'undigested novelties' and 'frills and fripperies' in teaching methodologies.
    Ex. Pope flushed hotly at this disclosure.
    Ex. This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.
    Ex. They must take resolute measures for the abolition of this dictatorial regime and ardently defend the sovereign rights of its people.
    * * *
    = vehemently, hotly, vociferously, ardently

    Ex: She is not a 'progressive' educator in any sense of the word, and vehemently resists what she calls 'undigested novelties' and 'frills and fripperies' in teaching methodologies.

    Ex: Pope flushed hotly at this disclosure.
    Ex: This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.
    Ex: They must take resolute measures for the abolition of this dictatorial regime and ardently defend the sovereign rights of its people.

    Spanish-English dictionary > con vehemencia

  • 7 contundentemente

    adv.
    1 bluntly, strongly, conclusively, decidedly.
    2 compellingly, convincingly.
    * * *
    = vociferously, bluntly, strongly, uncompromisingly.
    Ex. This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.
    Ex. In comparison with adult literature, South African children's literature presents issues more bluntly and also explores themes barely touched on in adult fiction.
    Ex. The student is strongly recommended to examine the guiding provided in any libraries to which he has access.
    Ex. For the first time the stress was uncompromisingly vertical, while the italic was intended to be a mechanically sloped roman, quite unconnected with calligraphy.
    * * *
    = vociferously, bluntly, strongly, uncompromisingly.

    Ex: This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.

    Ex: In comparison with adult literature, South African children's literature presents issues more bluntly and also explores themes barely touched on in adult fiction.
    Ex: The student is strongly recommended to examine the guiding provided in any libraries to which he has access.
    Ex: For the first time the stress was uncompromisingly vertical, while the italic was intended to be a mechanically sloped roman, quite unconnected with calligraphy.

    * * *
    1. [golpear] hard
    2. [responder, argumentar] convincingly;
    [derrotar] comprehensively;
    la policía disolvió contundentemente la manifestación the police forcefully broke up the demonstration

    Spanish-English dictionary > contundentemente

  • 8 defensa

    f.
    1 defense.
    en defensa de in defense of
    la defensa del medio ambiente the protection of the environment
    defensa personal self-defense
    2 defense (sport).
    3 defence, security, defense, guard.
    4 protection, succor, refuge.
    5 defendor, advocate.
    6 shield, guard, protector.
    7 defensive movement, ward.
    8 back, back-line player.
    f. & m.
    defender (sport).
    defensa central central defender, center back
    * * *
    1 defence (US defense)
    1 DEPORTE (jugador) back, defender; (conjunto de jugadores) defence (US defense), defenders plural
    \
    en defensa propia in self-defence (US self-defense)
    en legítima defensa in self-defence (US self-defense)
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    1. SF
    1) (=protección) defence, defense (EEUU)

    (Ministerio de) Defensa — Ministry of Defence, Defense Department (EEUU)

    2) (Jur) (=abogado, argumentación) defence, defense (EEUU)
    3) (Dep)

    la defensa(=jugadores) the defence, the defense (EEUU)

    4) pl defensas (Med) defences, defenses (EEUU)

    está bajo de defensas — his (body's) defences are low, his resistance is low

    5) pl defensas [de toro] horns; [de elefante, jabalí] tusks
    6) (Náut) fender
    7) Méx bumper, fender (EEUU)
    2.
    SMF (Dep) defender

    defensa escoba, defensa libre — sweeper

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( protección) defense*

    actuó en defensa propia or en legítima defensa — he acted in self-defense

    defensa de algo/alguien — defense* of something/somebody

    b) Defensa femenino the Defense Department (AmE), the Ministry of Defence (BrE)
    2) (Der) defense*

    los testigos de la defensa — the witnesses for the defense, the defense witnesses

    3) defensas femenino plural (Biol, Med) defenses* (pl)
    4) (Náut) fender
    5) (Dep)
    a) ( conjunto) defense*
    b) defensa masculino y femenino ( jugador) defender
    * * *
    = defence [defense, -USA], plea, advocacy, championship, crusade, championing, affirmation, apologia, bulwark.
    Ex. The only defense that Panizzi was able to muster in this case was to cite the authorities instead of the reasons he followed.
    Ex. Enter a brief, plea, or other formal record of one party to a case under the heading for that party.
    Ex. However, what American libraries mean by advocacy is 'Work to overcome obstacles that the enquirer encounters in trying to secure help from outside resource agencies'.
    Ex. Such championship cannot be lightly set aside, nevertheless it is now quiet certain that 'bibliography', incorrect and unfortunate as it may be, is here to stay and the situation must be accepted.
    Ex. The Thatcher government's crusade for privatisation is also hitting British libraries.
    Ex. Many say the role of consumer advice centres as being simply mediators between the consumer and the retailer/manufacturer; only a few adventurous authorities encouraged the aggressive championing of consumer complaints.
    Ex. This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.
    Ex. The article ' apologia for alternatives' examines the situation where professional standards may have to give way to commercial interests.
    Ex. Thus our freedom has prompted many to think of libraries as 'a great instrument and bulwark of democracy'.
    ----
    * actitud de defensa = defensiveness.
    * actuar defensa de los intereses de las bibliotecas y bibliotecarios = library advocacy.
    * actuar en defensa de la profesión = advocacy.
    * alegar defensa = muster + defense.
    * decir en defensa de = say in + defence of.
    * defensa bioquímica = biodefence [biodefense, -USA].
    * defensa con misiles = missile defence.
    * defensa costera = coastal defence.
    * defensa de intereses = lobbying.
    * defensa de la profesión = advocacy.
    * defensa del consumidor = consumer protection.
    * defensa de los intereses de las bibliotecas y bibliotecarios = library advocacy.
    * defensa de tesis = dissertation defence, thesis defence.
    * defensa nacional = national defence.
    * defensa propia = self-defence [self-defense, -USA].
    * defensas marítimas = maritime defences.
    * defensas naturales = natural defences, natural defences.
    * defensa solapada = plug.
    * Departamento de Defensa = Department of Defense.
    * departamento de defensa del consumidor = consumer protection department.
    * el ataque es la mejor defensa = attack is the best form of defence.
    * en defensa propia = in self-defence.
    * estrategia de defensa = defence strategy.
    * fuerzas de defensa, las = defence forces, the.
    * industria de defensa, la = defence industry, the [defense industry, -USA].
    * mecanismo de defensa = defence mechanism [defense mechanism, -USA].
    * Ministerio de Defensa = Ministry of Defence.
    * ministro de defensa = defence minister.
    * movimiento en defensa de los derechos de la mujer = women's rights movement.
    * movimiento en defensa de los derechos de los animales = animal rights movement.
    * preparar una defensa = mount + defence.
    * primera línea de defensa = first line of defence.
    * secretario de defensa = defence minister.
    * sistema de defensa = defence system.
    * Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia = Office of Fair Trade.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( protección) defense*

    actuó en defensa propia or en legítima defensa — he acted in self-defense

    defensa de algo/alguien — defense* of something/somebody

    b) Defensa femenino the Defense Department (AmE), the Ministry of Defence (BrE)
    2) (Der) defense*

    los testigos de la defensa — the witnesses for the defense, the defense witnesses

    3) defensas femenino plural (Biol, Med) defenses* (pl)
    4) (Náut) fender
    5) (Dep)
    a) ( conjunto) defense*
    b) defensa masculino y femenino ( jugador) defender
    * * *
    = defence [defense, -USA], plea, advocacy, championship, crusade, championing, affirmation, apologia, bulwark.

    Ex: The only defense that Panizzi was able to muster in this case was to cite the authorities instead of the reasons he followed.

    Ex: Enter a brief, plea, or other formal record of one party to a case under the heading for that party.
    Ex: However, what American libraries mean by advocacy is 'Work to overcome obstacles that the enquirer encounters in trying to secure help from outside resource agencies'.
    Ex: Such championship cannot be lightly set aside, nevertheless it is now quiet certain that 'bibliography', incorrect and unfortunate as it may be, is here to stay and the situation must be accepted.
    Ex: The Thatcher government's crusade for privatisation is also hitting British libraries.
    Ex: Many say the role of consumer advice centres as being simply mediators between the consumer and the retailer/manufacturer; only a few adventurous authorities encouraged the aggressive championing of consumer complaints.
    Ex: This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.
    Ex: The article ' apologia for alternatives' examines the situation where professional standards may have to give way to commercial interests.
    Ex: Thus our freedom has prompted many to think of libraries as 'a great instrument and bulwark of democracy'.
    * actitud de defensa = defensiveness.
    * actuar defensa de los intereses de las bibliotecas y bibliotecarios = library advocacy.
    * actuar en defensa de la profesión = advocacy.
    * alegar defensa = muster + defense.
    * decir en defensa de = say in + defence of.
    * defensa bioquímica = biodefence [biodefense, -USA].
    * defensa con misiles = missile defence.
    * defensa costera = coastal defence.
    * defensa de intereses = lobbying.
    * defensa de la profesión = advocacy.
    * defensa del consumidor = consumer protection.
    * defensa de los intereses de las bibliotecas y bibliotecarios = library advocacy.
    * defensa de tesis = dissertation defence, thesis defence.
    * defensa nacional = national defence.
    * defensa propia = self-defence [self-defense, -USA].
    * defensas marítimas = maritime defences.
    * defensas naturales = natural defences, natural defences.
    * defensa solapada = plug.
    * Departamento de Defensa = Department of Defense.
    * departamento de defensa del consumidor = consumer protection department.
    * el ataque es la mejor defensa = attack is the best form of defence.
    * en defensa propia = in self-defence.
    * estrategia de defensa = defence strategy.
    * fuerzas de defensa, las = defence forces, the.
    * industria de defensa, la = defence industry, the [defense industry, -USA].
    * mecanismo de defensa = defence mechanism [defense mechanism, -USA].
    * Ministerio de Defensa = Ministry of Defence.
    * ministro de defensa = defence minister.
    * movimiento en defensa de los derechos de la mujer = women's rights movement.
    * movimiento en defensa de los derechos de los animales = animal rights movement.
    * preparar una defensa = mount + defence.
    * primera línea de defensa = first line of defence.
    * secretario de defensa = defence minister.
    * sistema de defensa = defence system.
    * Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia = Office of Fair Trade.

    * * *
    A
    1 (protección) defense*
    nadie acudió en su defensa nobody went to his defense, nobody went to defend him
    salió en nuestra defensa he came to our defense
    actuó en defensa propia or en legítima defensa he acted in self-defense*
    defensa DE algo/algn defense* OF sth/sb
    se manifestaron en defensa de sus derechos they demonstrated in defense of their rights
    2
    Defensa feminine the Defense Department ( AmE), the Ministry of Defence ( BrE)
    Compuestos:
    self-defense*
    anti-aircraft defenses* (pl)
    sea defenses* (pl)
    river defenses* (pl)
    B ( Der) defense*
    los testigos de la defensa the witnesses for the defense, the defense witnesses
    C defensas fpl ( Biol, Med) defenses* (pl)
    las defensas biológicas del organismo the organism's biological defenses o biological defense mechanisms
    está bajo de defensas his resistance is low
    D
    1 ( Náut) fender
    2 (Cu, Méx) ( Auto) bumper
    3 ( Chi) ( Const) barrier
    E ( Dep)
    1 (conjunto) defense*
    2
    * * *

     

    defensa sustantivo femenino
    1
    a) ( protección) defense( conjugate defense);


    actuó en defensa propia he acted in self-defense;
    defensa de algo/algn defense( conjugate defense) of sth/sb;
    defensa personal self-defense( conjugate defense)
    b) (Dep) defense( conjugate defense)

    2
    a)

    Defensa sustantivo femenino

    the Defense Department (AmE), the Ministry of Defence (BrE)
    b)

    defensas sustantivo femenino plural (Biol, Med) defenses( conjugate defenses) (pl)

    c)

    defensa sustantivo masculino y femenino ( jugador) defender

    defensa
    I sustantivo femenino
    1 defence, US defense: salió en defensa de su hija, he came out in defence of his daugther
    2 Auto bumper, US fender
    3 Dep (conjunto) defence
    4 Med defensas, defences: la enfermedad le ha dejado sin defensas, the disease affected his immune system
    II m Dep defender, back
    ' defensa' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    caída
    - caído
    - Cesid
    - legítima
    - legítimo
    - llave
    - alegar
    - lateral
    - mecanismo
    English:
    AA
    - back
    - defence
    - defender
    - defense
    - fender
    - for
    - spirited
    - stout
    - behalf
    - defend
    - element
    - guard
    - mace
    - self
    * * *
    nf
    1. [protección] defence;
    la defensa del medio ambiente the protection of the environment;
    lleva siempre una pistola como defensa she always carries a gun to defend herself;
    en su defensa cabe decir que él ignoraba lo sucedido in his defence, it has to be said that he didn't know what had happened;
    acudir en defensa de algo/alguien to come to the defence of sth/to sb's defence;
    salir en defensa de algo/alguien to come out in defence of sth/sb
    defensa antiaérea anti-aircraft defences;
    la defensa nacional national defence;
    defensa pasiva passive resistance;
    defensa personal self-defence
    2.
    (Ministerio de) Defensa Br ≈ Ministry of Defence, US ≈ Defense Department
    3. [legal] defence;
    basó su defensa en la falta de pruebas he based his defence on the lack of evidence;
    en defensa propia, en legítima defensa in self-defence;
    la defensa [parte en un juicio] the defence;
    la defensa tiene la palabra [en juicio] it is the turn of the defence to speak
    4.
    defensas [sistema inmunitario] defences;
    tiene las defensas muy bajas his body's defences are very low
    5. [jugadores, parte del juego] defence
    defensa al hombre man-to-man defence;
    defensa hombre man-to-man defence;
    defensa en zona [en baloncesto] zone defence
    6. Méx [parachoques] Br bumper, US fender
    7. Aut
    defensa (delantera) [en todoterrenos] bull bars
    nmf
    [jugador] defender;
    la línea de defensas the back line, the defence
    defensa central [en fútbol] central defender, centre back;
    defensa de cierre [en rugby] fullback;
    Fam defensa escoba [en fútbol] sweeper
    * * *
    I f
    1 JUR, DEP defense, Br
    defence;
    legítima defensa self-defense, Br self-defence;
    salir en defensa de alguien come to s.o.’s defense
    2 L.Am.
    AUTO fender, Br
    mudguard
    3
    :
    defensas pl MED defenses, Br defences
    II m/f DEP defender
    * * *
    : defense
    defensa nmf
    : defender, back (in sports)
    * * *
    1. (en general) defence
    2. (jugador) defender

    Spanish-English dictionary > defensa

  • 9 enérgicamente

    adv.
    energetically, assertively, actively, briskly.
    * * *
    1 (decir, hablar) forcefully, emphatically, firmly; (negar) vigorously; (rechazar) strongly
    2 (agitar) vigorously
    * * *
    ADV [condenar, defender] forcefully, vigorously; [desmentir] emphatically, vigorously; [resistir] strenuously; [actuar] boldly
    * * *
    = aggressively, emphatically, heartily, violently, forcefully, sturdily, vociferously, vigourously [vigorously, -USA], robustly, lustily.
    Ex. An alphabetical arrangement was out of the question in so aggressively international an enterprise, and they turned their minds to systematic arrangement.
    Ex. Cutter, as if anticipating the ISBD a hundred years later, took pains to explain at length and emphatically the importance of brevity and clarity in catalog entries.
    Ex. From that perspective I should like to heartily endorse Mr. Lubetzky's comments particularly with respect to main entry -- author-main entries, in particular -- and ISBD.
    Ex. I have violently disagreed with this to the Canadian Committee on Cataloging.
    Ex. Do not pull a book from the shelf by forcefully tugging the top of the spine.
    Ex. Standardization never became quite complete, especially as regards height-to-paper; the Clarendon Press sturdily retains the so-called Dutch height of 23-851 mm. to this day, and various aberrant heights may still be found in Europe.
    Ex. This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.
    Ex. Far from being an innocuous social institution the public library is an arena where culture has been vigorously contested.
    Ex. Exports of manufacturing goods to former communist countries have declined sharply, but exports to the European Community across an array of goods -- including heavy machinery -- have grown robustly.
    Ex. France's national anthem was lustily jeered by the crowd at the opening of a France-Tunisia friendly match in Paris last night.
    ----
    * defender enérgicamente = be vociferous about/in.
    * demandar cada vez más enérgicamente = build + pressure.
    * protestar enérgicamente = protest + forcefully.
    * reprimir enérgicamente = crack down on.
    * * *
    = aggressively, emphatically, heartily, violently, forcefully, sturdily, vociferously, vigourously [vigorously, -USA], robustly, lustily.

    Ex: An alphabetical arrangement was out of the question in so aggressively international an enterprise, and they turned their minds to systematic arrangement.

    Ex: Cutter, as if anticipating the ISBD a hundred years later, took pains to explain at length and emphatically the importance of brevity and clarity in catalog entries.
    Ex: From that perspective I should like to heartily endorse Mr. Lubetzky's comments particularly with respect to main entry -- author-main entries, in particular -- and ISBD.
    Ex: I have violently disagreed with this to the Canadian Committee on Cataloging.
    Ex: Do not pull a book from the shelf by forcefully tugging the top of the spine.
    Ex: Standardization never became quite complete, especially as regards height-to-paper; the Clarendon Press sturdily retains the so-called Dutch height of 23-851 mm. to this day, and various aberrant heights may still be found in Europe.
    Ex: This article argues that the OTA report, despite its affirmation of public access to information, is unlikely to cause a redeployment of resources unless librarians argue vociferously that there is a real need for this information.
    Ex: Far from being an innocuous social institution the public library is an arena where culture has been vigorously contested.
    Ex: Exports of manufacturing goods to former communist countries have declined sharply, but exports to the European Community across an array of goods -- including heavy machinery -- have grown robustly.
    Ex: France's national anthem was lustily jeered by the crowd at the opening of a France-Tunisia friendly match in Paris last night.
    * defender enérgicamente = be vociferous about/in.
    * demandar cada vez más enérgicamente = build + pressure.
    * protestar enérgicamente = protest + forcefully.
    * reprimir enérgicamente = crack down on.

    * * *
    ‹responder› firmly, vigorously
    desmintieron enérgicamente la acusación they vigorously o strongly o strenuously o firmly denied the accusation
    rechazaron enérgicamente la propuesta they firmly o flatly rejected the proposal
    * * *
    [vigorosamente] vigorously

    Spanish-English dictionary > enérgicamente

  • 10 grito

    m.
    1 shout (chillido).
    se escuchaban los gritos de los manifestantes you could hear the demonstrators chanting
    dar o pegar un grito to shout o scream (out)
    hablar a gritos to shout, to talk at the top of one's voice
    ser el último grito to be the latest fashion o craze, to be the in thing
    grito de dolor cry of pain
    grito de guerra war o battle cry
    2 hoot.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: gritar.
    * * *
    1 shout (chillido) cry, scream
    \
    a grito limpio / a grito pelado at the top of one's voice
    a voz en grito at the top of one's voice
    dar un grito to shout 2 (chillar) to scream
    el último grito figurado the latest thing, the last word
    pedir algo a gritos figurado to be crying out for something, be badly in need of something
    pegar un grito to shout 2 (chillar) to scream
    poner el grito en el cielo figurado to hit the ceiling, hit the roof
    * * *
    noun m.
    shout, cry, scream
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=voz alta) shout; (=chillido) scream; [de animal] cry, sound

    ¡no des esos gritos! — stop shouting like that!

    pegar o lanzar un grito — to cry out

    pedir algo a gritos —

    2) (=abucheo) jeer
    3) LAm proclamation

    el grito de Doloresthe proclamation of Mexican independence (1810)

    * * *
    1)

    un grito de dolor/terror — a cry of pain/terror

    dio un grito de alegría/sorpresa — she let out a whoop of joy/a gasp of astonishment

    gritos de protestashouts o cries of protest

    dame un grito si... — give me a shout if...

    a grito limpio or pelado — (fam) at the top of one's voice

    pedir or estar pidiendo algo a gritos — (fam) to be crying out for something (colloq)

    ser el último gritoto be the last word in fashion

    b) (de pájaro, animal) call, cry
    2) (Hist)
    * * *
    = cry, shout, yelp, shriek, scream, holler.
    Ex. The cry is often heard that it is impossible to put nonbook materials on open shelves because they will be stolen.
    Ex. Slake was disturbed in his daydream by shouts from the park attendant.
    Ex. Then he did several backflips and wailed aloud in his misery and woe, his yelps of distress quite filling the empyrean.
    Ex. He heard curses of lost men and women; he heard shrieks and groans and all that goes with drunkenness, debauchery, lust and sin.
    Ex. Research shows that chimpanzees vary their screams depending on the severity of the attack.
    Ex. But luckily the animals were all fairly timid and with a holler they would take off running.
    ----
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a voz en grito = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * cantar a grito pelado = belt out.
    * chillar a grito pelado = scream at + the top of + Posesivo + head, shout + Posesivo + head off, scream + Posesivo + head off, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, wail like + a banshee.
    * dar gritos = shriek, shout.
    * dar un grito = holler.
    * de último grito = streamlined.
    * el último grito = the last word, the cat's meow, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * grito de aliento = cheer.
    * grito de angustia = cry of anguish.
    * grito de guerra = battle cry, war cry.
    * grito de horror = cry of horror.
    * gritos = screaming.
    * lanzar gritos de protesta = cry of protest + go up.
    * pegar gritos = shriek, shout.
    * poner el grito en el cielo = be (all) up in arms, kick up + a stink, kick up + a fuss, blow + Posesivo + top, make + a row, make + a ruckus, kick up + a row, blow + Posesivo + lid, blow + Posesivo + stack, scream + blue murder, froth at + the mouth, shout + blue murder.
    * ser el último grito = be all the rage.
    * * *
    1)

    un grito de dolor/terror — a cry of pain/terror

    dio un grito de alegría/sorpresa — she let out a whoop of joy/a gasp of astonishment

    gritos de protestashouts o cries of protest

    dame un grito si... — give me a shout if...

    a grito limpio or pelado — (fam) at the top of one's voice

    pedir or estar pidiendo algo a gritos — (fam) to be crying out for something (colloq)

    ser el último gritoto be the last word in fashion

    b) (de pájaro, animal) call, cry
    2) (Hist)
    * * *
    = cry, shout, yelp, shriek, scream, holler.

    Ex: The cry is often heard that it is impossible to put nonbook materials on open shelves because they will be stolen.

    Ex: Slake was disturbed in his daydream by shouts from the park attendant.
    Ex: Then he did several backflips and wailed aloud in his misery and woe, his yelps of distress quite filling the empyrean.
    Ex: He heard curses of lost men and women; he heard shrieks and groans and all that goes with drunkenness, debauchery, lust and sin.
    Ex: Research shows that chimpanzees vary their screams depending on the severity of the attack.
    Ex: But luckily the animals were all fairly timid and with a holler they would take off running.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a voz en grito = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * cantar a grito pelado = belt out.
    * chillar a grito pelado = scream at + the top of + Posesivo + head, shout + Posesivo + head off, scream + Posesivo + head off, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, shout at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + voice, scream at + the top of + Posesivo + lungs, wail like + a banshee.
    * dar gritos = shriek, shout.
    * dar un grito = holler.
    * de último grito = streamlined.
    * el último grito = the last word, the cat's meow, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * grito de aliento = cheer.
    * grito de angustia = cry of anguish.
    * grito de guerra = battle cry, war cry.
    * grito de horror = cry of horror.
    * gritos = screaming.
    * lanzar gritos de protesta = cry of protest + go up.
    * pegar gritos = shriek, shout.
    * poner el grito en el cielo = be (all) up in arms, kick up + a stink, kick up + a fuss, blow + Posesivo + top, make + a row, make + a ruckus, kick up + a row, blow + Posesivo + lid, blow + Posesivo + stack, scream + blue murder, froth at + the mouth, shout + blue murder.
    * ser el último grito = be all the rage.

    * * *
    A
    1
    (chillido): lanzó un grito de dolor/terror he gave a cry of pain/terror
    dio un grito de alegría/sorpresa she let out o gave a whoop of joy/a gasp of astonishment
    gritos de protesta shouts o cries of protest
    no pegues esos gritos que no estoy sorda don't shout like that, I'm not deaf
    le pegué un grito pero ya se había ido I shouted (out) to him but he'd already left
    hay que ver los gritos que le pega you should hear the way he shouts o yells at her
    a gritos: siempre habla a gritos he always talks at the top of his voice
    lo llamó a gritos desde la orilla she shouted o yelled to him from the shore
    a grito limpio or pelado ( fam); at the top of one's voice
    estar en un grito (CS fam); to be in agony
    pedir or estar pidiendo algo a gritos ( fam); to be crying out for sth ( colloq)
    poner el grito en el cielo ( fam); to hit the roof o ceiling ( colloq)
    ser el último grito: esa falda es el último grito that skirt is the last word in fashion o the very latest fashion
    ser grito y plata ( Chi fam); to be a cinch ( colloq)
    2 (de pájaro, animal) call, cry
    B ( Hist):
    * * *

     

    Del verbo gritar: ( conjugate gritar)

    grito es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    gritó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    gritar    
    grito
    gritar ( conjugate gritar) verbo intransitivo
    to shout;
    no hace falta que grites there's no need to shout o yell;

    grito de dolor to scream with pain;
    grito de alegría to shout for joy;
    grito pidiendo ayuda to shout for help;
    gritole a algn to shout at sb;

    ( para llamarlo) to shout (out) to sb
    verbo transitivo
    to shout
    grito sustantivo masculino
    a) (de dolor, alegría) shout, cry;

    ( de terror) scream;

    gritos de protesta shouts o cries of protest;
    hablar a gritos to talk at the top of one's voice;
    ser el último grito to be the last word in fashion
    b) (de pájaro, animal) call, cry

    gritar verbo transitivo & verbo intransitivo to shout
    Normalmente, cuando quieres gritar a alguien, debes usar la preposición to: Me gritó desde la otra acera. He shouted to me from the other pavement. Sin embargo, si quieres gritar con enfado, debes usar la preposición at: No tienes que gritarme. You don't have to shout at me. También podrías emplear el verbo to cry out, pero recuerda que indica miedo o sorpresa.
    grito sustantivo masculino shout: hablaba a grito pelado, she was talking at the top of her voice
    me dio un grito, he shouted at me
    oí un grito escalofriante, I heard a horrifying scream
    ♦ Locuciones: a voz en grito, at the top of one's voice
    poner el grito en el cielo, to hit the ceiling
    ' grito' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    berrido
    - bocinazo
    - bramido
    - chillido
    - desgarrada
    - desgarrado
    - escapar
    - gritar
    - lanzar
    - pelada
    - pelado
    - sofocar
    - voz
    - ahogado
    - ahogar
    - angustioso
    - dar
    - espeluznante
    - estremecedor
    - fuerza
    - pegar
    - porra
    - socorro
    - soltar
    English:
    arm
    - battle-cry
    - belt out
    - blare out I
    - call
    - cry
    - follow
    - gasp
    - height
    - jeer
    - let out
    - lung
    - rage
    - roof
    - sharp
    - shout
    - state-of-the-art
    - top
    - utter
    - voice
    - whoop
    - word
    - yell
    - hoot
    - loudly
    - scream
    - shiver
    - shriek
    - squeal
    * * *
    grito nm
    [chillido] shout; [de dolor, miedo] cry, scream; [de sorpresa, de animal] cry;
    se escuchaban los gritos de los manifestantes you could hear the demonstrators chanting;
    los gritos de ánimo le ayudaron a finalizar la carrera the shouts of encouragement helped him to finish the race;
    dar o [m5] pegar un grito to shout o scream (out);
    hablar a gritos to shout, to talk at the top of one's voice;
    CSur Fam
    estar en un grito to be in agony;
    pedir algo a gritos to be crying out for sth;
    Fam
    poner el grito en el cielo to hit the roof;
    ser el último grito to be the latest fashion o craze, to be the in thing
    grito de guerra war o battle cry
    EL GRITO (DE LA INDEPENDENCIA)
    At 11pm on 15th September every year, the President of Mexico appears on the balcony of the National Palace in the capital and begins the Independence Day celebrations by addressing the crowds packed in the Plaza Mayor before him with the shout “Mexicanos, viva México!”. This commemorates the night in 1810 (actually the early morning of 16th September) when the father of Mexican independence, the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, used these words at the close of a speech delivered to his parishioners in the small provincial town of Dolores (now Dolores Hidalgo), in the state of Guanajuato. In the address he urged the people of the town, who were mainly poor Indians and lower-class “mestizos”, to rebel against Spanish colonial rule, and he then led them on his unsuccessful military campaign, which ended in his execution the following year. The president's re-enactment of the “ grito de Dolores” is echoed in similar events in towns and cities across the nation.
    * * *
    m cry, shout;
    dar gritos shout;
    a grito pelado at the top of one’s voice;
    pedir algo a gritos fam be crying out for sth;
    poner el grito en el cielo hit the roof fam ;
    el último grito en teléfonos móviles the last word in cell phones
    * * *
    grito nm
    : shout, scream, cry
    a grito pelado: at the top of one's voice
    * * *
    1. (en general) shout
    2. (de dolor) cry [pl. cries]
    3. (de miedo) scream
    a grito limpio / a grito pelado at the top of your voice

    Spanish-English dictionary > grito

  • 11 vehemencia

    f.
    1 vehemence.
    2 impulsiveness, impetuosity.
    * * *
    1 vehemence
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino vehemence
    * * *
    ----
    * con vehemencia = vehemently, hotly, vociferously, ardently.
    * * *
    femenino vehemence
    * * *
    * con vehemencia = vehemently, hotly, vociferously, ardently.
    * * *
    vehemence
    defendió su postura con vehemencia he vehemently defended his position
    * * *

    vehemencia sustantivo femenino vehemence
    ' vehemencia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    despepitarse
    English:
    heat
    - hotly
    - vehemence
    - vehemently
    * * *
    1. [pasión, entusiasmo] vehemence
    2. [irreflexión] impulsiveness, impetuosity
    * * *
    f vehemence

    Spanish-English dictionary > vehemencia

  • 12 voz

    f.
    1 voice (sonido, habla, tono).
    a media voz in a low voice, under one's breath
    a voz en grito at the top of one's voice
    aclarar o aclararse la voz to clear one's throat
    alzar o levantar la voz a alguien to raise one's voice to somebody
    de viva voz by word of mouth
    en voz baja softly, in a low voice
    mudó la voz his voice broke
    tener la voz tomada to be hoarse
    la voz de la conciencia the voice of conscience
    2 shout (grito).
    decir algo a voces to shout something
    dar voces to shout
    dar la voz de alerta to raise the alarm
    voz de mando order, command
    3 say, voice.
    la voz de la experiencia/del pueblo the voice of experience/of the people
    no tener ni voz ni voto to have no say in the matter
    4 rumor.
    corre la voz de que va a dimitir people are saying that she's going to resign
    ¡corre la voz! pass it on!
    5 voice (cantante).
    una de las mejores voces del país one of the best voices in the country
    6 word (vocablo).
    7 voice (grammar).
    voz activa/pasiva active/passive voice
    * * *
    1 (sonido) voice
    2 (grito) shout
    3 (vocablo, palabra) word
    4 GRAMÁTICA voice
    6 figurado (rumor) rumour (US rumor)
    \
    a media voz in a low voice, softly
    a voces shouting
    a voz en cuello / a voz en grito at the top of one's voice
    aclararse la voz to clear one's throat
    alzar la voz / levantar la voz to raise one's voice
    corre la voz que... rumour has it that...
    dar la voz de alarma to raise the alarm
    dar una voz a alguien to give somebody a shout
    dar voces to shout
    en voz baja in a low voice
    estar pidiendo algo a voces figurado to be crying out for something
    llevar la voz cantante to sing the leading part 2 figurado to rule the roost
    mudarle la voz to break
    ser voz pública to be common knowledge
    tener voz y voto familiar to have a say 2 formal to be a voting member
    * * *
    noun f.
    2) word
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=sonido humano) voice

    con la voz entrecortada o empañada — in a voice choked with emotion

    aclararse la voz — to clear one's throat

    ahuecar la voz — to deepen one's voice

    en voz alta(=de forma audible) aloud, out loud; (=con tono potente) loudly

    ¿me lo puedes repetir en voz alta? — can you say that again louder?

    en voz baja — in a low voice, in a whisper

    me lo dijo en voz baja — she whispered it to me, she told me in a whisper o in a low voice

    algunos comentaban, en voz baja, que sería mejor que dimitiera — some were whispering that it would be best if he resigned

    está empezando a cambiarom udar la voz — his voice is beginning to break

    forzar la voz — to strain one's voice

    a media voz — in a whisper

    perder la voz, [quedarse] sin voz — (temporalmente) to lose one's voice; (definitivamente) to lose the power of speech

    tener la voz tomadato be hoarse

    a una voz — with one voice

    de viva voz — aloud

    me lo dijo de viva vozhe told me himself o personally o in person

    voz en off — (TV, Cine) voice-over

    anudarse 3), desanudar, levantar 1., 7), torrente 2)
    2) (Mús)
    a) (=sonido) [de instrumento] sound

    la voz del órganothe sound oliterthe strains of the organ

    b) (=persona) voice

    canción a cuatro voces — song for four voices, four-part song

    llevar la voz cantante(en un grupo de pop, rock) to be the lead singer; (en un concierto clásico) to be the lead soprano/tenor etc

    (fig) to call the tune
    c) (=habilidad para el canto) voice
    3) (=aviso) voice

    la voz de la concienciathe promptings o voice of conscience

    dar la voz de alarmato raise the alarm

    dar una voz a algn — to give sb a shout

    cuando hayas terminado, dame una voz — give me a shout when you've finished *

    voz de mando — (Mil) command

    4) (=rumor) rumour, rumor (EEUU)

    circulaoc orre la voz de que... — there is a rumour going round that..., the word is that...

    hacer circular o correr la voz de que... — to spread the rumour o word that...

    voz común — hearsay, gossip

    5) (Pol) (=opinión) voice

    tener voz y vototo have full voting rights

    6) pl voces (=gritos) shouting [sing]

    a voces, discutir a voces — to argue noisily o loudly

    estuve llamando a voces pero no me abrieron la puertaI called out o shouted but they didn't open the door

    darop egar voces — to shout

    pedir 1., 6)
    8) (Ling)
    a) (=vocablo) word
    b) [del verbo] voice
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( sonido) voice

    en voz alta< hablar> loudly; < leer> aloud, out loud

    a voz en grito or cuello — at the top of one's voice

    de viva voz — personally, in person

    2) ( opinión) voice

    no tener ni voz ni voto: no tiene ni voz ni voto en esto — he has no say in the matter

    3)
    a) voces femenino plural ( gritos) shouting, shouts (pl)

    a voces: hablar a voces to talk in loud voices; llamar a voces to call out, to shout; pedir algo a voces to cry out for something; dar la voz de alarma — to raise the alarm

    b) ( rumor) rumor*

    corre la voz de que... — word o rumor has it that...

    4) (Mús)
    a) ( persona) voice

    una pieza a cuatro voces — a piece for four voices, a four-part piece

    5) (Ling)
    a) (frml) ( palabra) word
    b) ( forma verbal) voice
    * * *
    = voice.
    Ex. There are networks which have been designed for transmitting information to and from computers, rather than transmitting people's voices.
    ----
    * acallar la voz de + Posesivo + conciencia = salve + the conscience.
    * activado por voz = speech-controlled.
    * a viva voz = open outcry.
    * a voces = vociferously, vociferous, open outcry.
    * a voz en cuello = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a voz en grito = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * bajar la voz = lower + Posesivo + voice.
    * buzón de voz = voice mail.
    * con una voz + Adjetivo = in a + Adjetivo + voice.
    * con una voz cantarina = in sing-song.
    * conversión de texto a voz = text-to-speech conversion.
    * con voz = talking.
    * con voz entrecortada = hesitantly, falteringly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * con voz suave = soft-spoken, softly-spoken.
    * corre la voz de que = rumour has it that.
    * correr la voz = spread + the news.
    * corría la voz de que = rumour had it that.
    * corte de voz = voice insert.
    * dar una voz = holler.
    * decir con voz + adjetivo = say in + a + Adjetivo + voice.
    * decir en voz alta = say + out loud, say in + a loud voice.
    * decir en voz baja = say under + Posesivo + breath, say in + a low voice, say in + a quiet voice.
    * de viva voz = orally, word-of-mouth, by word of mouth.
    * de voz suave = soft-spoken, softly-spoken.
    * dispositivo de entrada de información mediante la voz = voice input device.
    * en voz alta = loudly, aloud, out loud.
    * escuchar la voz de la conciencia = listen to + the voice within.
    * escuchar la voz de la experiencia = listen to + the voice of experience.
    * escuchar la voz de la razón = listen to + the voice of reason.
    * escuchar la voz interior = listen to + the voice within.
    * hablar en voz alta = talk in + a loud voice.
    * hablar en voz baja = whisper, speak + low.
    * hacer correr la voz = spread + the word, spread + the good word, pass on + the good word, spread + the news.
    * identificación mediante la voz = voice-print identification.
    * información a través de la voz = voice information.
    * insultar a voces = scream + abuse (at).
    * la voz de = the voice of.
    * la voz de la conciencia = the voice within.
    * la voz de la experiencia = the voice of experience.
    * la voz de la razón = the voice of reason.
    * la voz del odio = the voice of hate.
    * la voz interior = the voice within.
    * lectura de obra de teatro en voz alta = play-reading [play reading].
    * lectura en voz alta = reading aloud.
    * leer en voz alta = read + aloud, read + out loud.
    * levantar la voz = raise + Posesivo + voice.
    * llevar la voz cantante = call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost, set + the agenda.
    * mensaje de voz = voice message.
    * método de pensamiento en voz alta = thinking aloud method.
    * no tener ni voz ni voto en = have + no say in.
    * pensar en voz alta = think + aloud, think + out loud.
    * perder la voz = lose + Posesivo + voice.
    * quedarse sin voz = lose + Posesivo + voice.
    * que habla en voz baja = quietly spoken.
    * reconocimiento de la voz = voice input and output.
    * reconocimiento de voz = voice recognition.
    * secreto a voces = open secret.
    * sintetizador de voz = voice synthesiser.
    * sistema de conversión de texto a voz = text-to-speech system.
    * tecnología para el reconocimiento de voz = voice recognition technology.
    * tono de voz = tone of voice.
    * transmisión de información a través de la voz = voice transmission.
    * voz + adquirir + tono = voice + take on + quality.
    * voz artificial = voice output, synthesised speech.
    * voz de la conciencia, la = voice of conscience, the.
    * voz digital = digital voice.
    * voz humana sintetizada = synthesised speech.
    * voz interior = inner voice.
    * voz por Internet = voice over IP (VoIP).
    * voz sobre IP (VoIP) = voice over IP (VoIP).
    * voz unánime = unified voice.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( sonido) voice

    en voz alta< hablar> loudly; < leer> aloud, out loud

    a voz en grito or cuello — at the top of one's voice

    de viva voz — personally, in person

    2) ( opinión) voice

    no tener ni voz ni voto: no tiene ni voz ni voto en esto — he has no say in the matter

    3)
    a) voces femenino plural ( gritos) shouting, shouts (pl)

    a voces: hablar a voces to talk in loud voices; llamar a voces to call out, to shout; pedir algo a voces to cry out for something; dar la voz de alarma — to raise the alarm

    b) ( rumor) rumor*

    corre la voz de que... — word o rumor has it that...

    4) (Mús)
    a) ( persona) voice

    una pieza a cuatro voces — a piece for four voices, a four-part piece

    5) (Ling)
    a) (frml) ( palabra) word
    b) ( forma verbal) voice
    * * *

    Ex: There are networks which have been designed for transmitting information to and from computers, rather than transmitting people's voices.

    * acallar la voz de + Posesivo + conciencia = salve + the conscience.
    * activado por voz = speech-controlled.
    * a viva voz = open outcry.
    * a voces = vociferously, vociferous, open outcry.
    * a voz en cuello = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a voz en grito = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * bajar la voz = lower + Posesivo + voice.
    * buzón de voz = voice mail.
    * con una voz + Adjetivo = in a + Adjetivo + voice.
    * con una voz cantarina = in sing-song.
    * conversión de texto a voz = text-to-speech conversion.
    * con voz = talking.
    * con voz entrecortada = hesitantly, falteringly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * con voz suave = soft-spoken, softly-spoken.
    * corre la voz de que = rumour has it that.
    * correr la voz = spread + the news.
    * corría la voz de que = rumour had it that.
    * corte de voz = voice insert.
    * dar una voz = holler.
    * decir con voz + adjetivo = say in + a + Adjetivo + voice.
    * decir en voz alta = say + out loud, say in + a loud voice.
    * decir en voz baja = say under + Posesivo + breath, say in + a low voice, say in + a quiet voice.
    * de viva voz = orally, word-of-mouth, by word of mouth.
    * de voz suave = soft-spoken, softly-spoken.
    * dispositivo de entrada de información mediante la voz = voice input device.
    * en voz alta = loudly, aloud, out loud.
    * escuchar la voz de la conciencia = listen to + the voice within.
    * escuchar la voz de la experiencia = listen to + the voice of experience.
    * escuchar la voz de la razón = listen to + the voice of reason.
    * escuchar la voz interior = listen to + the voice within.
    * hablar en voz alta = talk in + a loud voice.
    * hablar en voz baja = whisper, speak + low.
    * hacer correr la voz = spread + the word, spread + the good word, pass on + the good word, spread + the news.
    * identificación mediante la voz = voice-print identification.
    * información a través de la voz = voice information.
    * insultar a voces = scream + abuse (at).
    * la voz de = the voice of.
    * la voz de la conciencia = the voice within.
    * la voz de la experiencia = the voice of experience.
    * la voz de la razón = the voice of reason.
    * la voz del odio = the voice of hate.
    * la voz interior = the voice within.
    * lectura de obra de teatro en voz alta = play-reading [play reading].
    * lectura en voz alta = reading aloud.
    * leer en voz alta = read + aloud, read + out loud.
    * levantar la voz = raise + Posesivo + voice.
    * llevar la voz cantante = call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost, set + the agenda.
    * mensaje de voz = voice message.
    * método de pensamiento en voz alta = thinking aloud method.
    * no tener ni voz ni voto en = have + no say in.
    * pensar en voz alta = think + aloud, think + out loud.
    * perder la voz = lose + Posesivo + voice.
    * quedarse sin voz = lose + Posesivo + voice.
    * que habla en voz baja = quietly spoken.
    * reconocimiento de la voz = voice input and output.
    * reconocimiento de voz = voice recognition.
    * secreto a voces = open secret.
    * sintetizador de voz = voice synthesiser.
    * sistema de conversión de texto a voz = text-to-speech system.
    * tecnología para el reconocimiento de voz = voice recognition technology.
    * tono de voz = tone of voice.
    * transmisión de información a través de la voz = voice transmission.
    * voz + adquirir + tono = voice + take on + quality.
    * voz artificial = voice output, synthesised speech.
    * voz de la conciencia, la = voice of conscience, the.
    * voz digital = digital voice.
    * voz humana sintetizada = synthesised speech.
    * voz interior = inner voice.
    * voz por Internet = voice over IP (VoIP).
    * voz sobre IP (VoIP) = voice over IP (VoIP).
    * voz unánime = unified voice.

    * * *
    A
    1 (sonido) voice
    le temblaba la voz her voice shook
    tiene una voz de trueno he has a thundering o booming voice
    a mí no me levantes la voz don't raise your voice to me
    todavía no ha cambiado or mudado la voz his voice hasn't broken yet
    se aclaró la voz she cleared her throat
    tiene la voz tomada he's hoarse
    hablaban en voz baja they were speaking quietly, they were speaking in low voices o in hushed tones
    léelo en voz alta read it aloud o out loud
    me lo dijo a media voz he whispered it to me
    con esa vocecita no se le oye nada you can't hear a thing she says, she speaks so quietly o she has such a quiet voice
    no le hizo caso a la voz de la conciencia he took no notice of the voice of his conscience
    a voz en grito or cuello at the top of one's voice
    de viva voz personally, in person
    no te conviene forzar la voz you shouldn't strain your voice
    quedarse sin voz to lose one's voice
    Compuesto:
    ( Mil) command
    B (opinión) voice
    la voz del pueblo the voice of the people
    no tener ni voz ni voto: no tiene ni voz ni voto en esto he has no say o he doesn't have any say in the matter
    1 (gritos) shouting, shouts (pl)
    ¿qué pasa? ¿qué son esas voces? what's happening? what's all that shouting?
    ¡tenías que haber oído las voces que daba! you should have heard him shouting!
    a voces: hablaban a voces they were talking in loud voices, they were talking loudly o shouting
    estuve llamando a voces, pero nadie me oyó I called out o shouted, but nobody heard me
    un problema que pide a voces una solución rápida a problem that is crying out for a quick solution
    dar la voz de alarma to raise the alarm
    2 (rumor) rumor*
    corre la voz de que se van a divorciar word o rumor has it that they are going to get divorced, there is a rumor going around that they are going to get divorced
    D ( Mús)
    1 (persona) voice
    2
    (línea melódica): una pieza a cuatro voces a piece for four voices, a four-part piece
    cantaban a dos voces they were singing a duet
    llevar la voz cantante ( fam); to call the tune o the shots ( colloq)
    3
    (habilidad para cantar): tiene buena voz he has a good voice
    E ( Ling)
    1 ( frml) (palabra) word
    una voz de origen hebreo a word of Hebrew origin
    Compuestos:
    active, active voice
    passive, passive voice
    * * *

     

    voz sustantivo femenino
    1 ( en general) voice;

    tener la voz tomada to be hoarse;
    hablar en voz baja to speak quietly;
    en voz alta ‹ hablar loudly;

    leer aloud, out loud;

    una pieza a cuatro voces (Mús) a piece for four voices, a four-part piece;
    voz activa/pasiva (Ling) active/passive voice
    2
    voces sustantivo femenino plural ( gritos) shouting, shouts (pl);

    hablar a voces to talk in loud voices
    voz sustantivo femenino
    1 (sonido) voice
    a media voz, in a low voice, softly
    de viva voz, verbally
    en voz alta, aloud, out loud
    en voz baja, in a low voice, quietly
    Rad TV (grabación) voz en off, voice-over
    2 (grito) shout: dales una voz, give them a shout
    a voces, shouting
    3 (opinión) no tener ni voz ni voto, to have no say in the matter
    4 Ling (palabra) voice
    (forma verbal) voice
    5 Mús (persona que canta) voice
    a tres voces, for three voices
    ♦ Locuciones: (divulgar una noticia) correr la voz: corre la voz para que se entere todo el mundo, spread the rumours so that everybody finds out about it
    figurado llevar la voz cantante, to rule the roost o to call the shots
    pedir algo a voces, to be crying out for sthg
    a voz en grito/a voz en cuello, at the top of one's voice
    figurado secreto a voces, open secret
    ' voz' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - acre
    - aguardentosa
    - aguardentoso
    - aguda
    - agudo
    - ahuecar
    - alarma
    - alta
    - alto
    - apagada
    - apagado
    - bajar
    - bajinis
    - cadenciosa
    - cadencioso
    - cantante
    - casarse
    - cascada
    - cascado
    - chillar
    - chillón
    - chillona
    - dar
    - desconocida
    - desconocido
    - desgarrada
    - desgarrado
    - despacio
    - educar
    - entrecortada
    - entrecortado
    - escala
    - gallo
    - grave
    - grito
    - hueca
    - hueco
    - inflexión
    - levantar
    - llamada
    - modular
    - mortecina
    - mortecino
    - nasal
    - operarse
    - penetrante
    - permitirse
    - quebrarse
    - quiebro
    English:
    A
    - aback
    - abrasive
    - active
    - aloud
    - angry
    - be
    - bear
    - belt out
    - break
    - breath
    - breathe
    - broken
    - carry
    - catch
    - convulse
    - crack
    - croak
    - deep
    - deepen
    - doubtful
    - drone
    - drop
    - echo
    - evenly
    - faint
    - falter
    - gasp out
    - get
    - grating
    - grave
    - groom
    - gruff
    - harsh
    - have
    - hollow
    - indistinct
    - lay up
    - level
    - light
    - loud
    - menace
    - miss
    - muffled
    - nasal
    - offstage
    - out
    - piping
    - quaver
    - quiet
    * * *
    voz nf
    1. [sonido, habla] voice;
    tiene la voz aguda she has a shrill voice;
    tiene muy buena voz she has a fine o very good voice;
    la voz de la conciencia the voice of conscience;
    canta bien pero le falta voz she's a good singer, but her voice lacks power;
    mudó la voz his voice broke;
    me quedé sin voz I lost my voice;
    tener la voz tomada to be hoarse;
    le temblaba la voz her voice was trembling;
    aclarar o [m5] aclararse la voz to clear one's throat
    voz en off Cine voice-over; Teatro voice offstage
    2. [tono]
    en voz alta aloud;
    en voz baja softly, in a low voice;
    hablaban en voz baja they spoke in a low voice;
    muchos comentan, en voz baja, que ha sido un fracaso many people are saying under their breath that it's been a failure;
    a voz en cuello o [m5] grito at the top of one's voice;
    alzar la voz (a alguien) to raise one's voice (to sb);
    bajar la voz to lower one's voice;
    levantar la voz a alguien to raise one's voice to sb;
    ¡levanta la voz! speak up!;
    a media voz in a low voice, under one's breath;
    de viva voz: informó de viva voz a los periodistas he told the journalists personally;
    quiero agradecérselo de viva voz I want to thank her in person
    voz de mando order, command
    3. [grito] shout;
    dar una voz a alguien to give sb a shout;
    ¡qué voces! ¿por qué hablan tan alto? what a racket! why do they have to speak so loud?;
    dar voces to shout;
    decir algo a voces to shout sth;
    llamar a alguien a voces to shout to sb;
    dar la voz de alarma o [m5] alerta to raise the alarm;
    estar pidiendo algo a voces to be crying out for sth
    4. [opinión] voice;
    [derecho a opinar] say;
    cada vez se oyen más voces discrepantes more and more voices are being raised in disagreement;
    la voz de la experiencia/del pueblo the voice of experience/of the people;
    tener voz y voto to have a say;
    no tener ni voz ni voto to have no say in the matter;
    Fam
    la voz de su amo: han acusado a la televisión pública de no ser más que la voz de su amo public television has been accused of being little more than a mouthpiece for the government
    5. [cantante] voice;
    una de las mejores voces del país one of the best voices in the country;
    una pieza para dos voces a piece for two voices;
    llevar la voz cantante to call the tune
    6. [rumor] rumour;
    corre la voz de que va a dimitir people are saying that she's going to resign;
    ¡corre la voz! pass it on!
    7. [vocablo] word
    8. Gram voice
    voz activa active voice;
    voz pasiva passive voice
    * * *
    f
    1 voice;
    a media voz in a hushed o low voice;
    a voz en grito at the top of one’s voice;
    en voz alta aloud;
    en voz baja in a low voice;
    alzar la voz a alguien raise one’s voice to s.o.;
    conocer a alguien en la voz recognize s.o.’s voice;
    a una voz with one voice, as one;
    quería contártelo de viva voz he wanted to tell you in person;
    llevar la voz cantante fig call the tune, call the shots;
    no tener voz ni voto fig not have a say;
    tener voz y voto POL have full voting rights;
    dar voces shout;
    estar pidiendo a voces algo be crying out for sth;
    hacer correr la voz spread the word;
    a dos voces MÚS for two voices
    2 fig
    rumor, Br
    rumour
    * * *
    voz nf, pl voces
    1) : voice
    2) : opinion, say
    3) grito: shout, yell
    4) : sound
    5) vocablo: word, term
    6) : rumor
    7)
    a voz en cuello : at the top of one's lungs
    8)
    dar voces : to shout
    9)
    en voz alta : aloud, in a loud voice
    en voz baja : softly, in a low voice
    * * *
    voz n
    1. (en general) voice
    2. (grito) shout
    ¡no me des esas voces! don't shout!
    en voz alta out loud / aloud

    Spanish-English dictionary > voz

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  • vociferously — adverb see vociferous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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