Translation: from spanish

weed

  • 1 aguarrás

    m.
    turpentine, oil of turpentine.
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    1 turpentine
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    masculino turpentine, turps (colloq)
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    = turpentine, spirit solvent, white spirit.
    Ex. When we look this up in the thesaurus, we find: Thinners; RT Dispersants Plasticisers; NT Paint thinners turpentine.
    Ex. Lastly, one needs a spirit duplicating machine and a supply of spirit solvent with which to top up the solvent container incorporated in the machine.
    Ex. Household chemicals such as white spirit, paint stripper, weed killers, fertilisers, pesticides and photographic materials are considered to be hazardous.
    ----
    * aguarrás mineral = mineral spirits.
    * * *
    masculino turpentine, turps (colloq)
    * * *
    = turpentine, spirit solvent, white spirit.

    Ex: When we look this up in the thesaurus, we find: Thinners; RT Dispersants Plasticisers; NT Paint thinners turpentine.

    Ex: Lastly, one needs a spirit duplicating machine and a supply of spirit solvent with which to top up the solvent container incorporated in the machine.
    Ex: Household chemicals such as white spirit, paint stripper, weed killers, fertilisers, pesticides and photographic materials are considered to be hazardous.
    * aguarrás mineral = mineral spirits.

    * * *
    turpentine, turps ( colloq)
    * * *

    aguarrás sustantivo masculino
    turpentine, turps (colloq)
    aguarrás sustantivo masculino turpentine
    ' aguarrás' also found in these entries:
    English:
    turpentine
    - white
    * * *
    turpentine
    * * *
    m turpentine, turps fam
    * * *
    : turpentine

    Spanish-English dictionary > aguarrás

  • 2 alfeñique

    m.
    1 barley sugar, stick of barley sugar, sugar paste, almond paste.
    2 skinny person, feeble person, thin and weak person, weed.
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    1 (pasta) sugar paste
    2 figurado (persona) weakling
    3 figurado (remilgo) primness, affectation
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    SM
    1) (=persona débil) weakling
    2) (=afectación) affectation
    3) (Culin) toffee-like paste, almond-flavoured o (EEUU) -flavored sugar paste
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    masculino (fam) ( persona) wimp (colloq)
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    = weakling, runt, nesh, weedy [weedier -comp., weediest -sup.], wimp, softy [softie].
    Ex. According to Safire, when a slice a cake was put before him Putin said 'Sweets are for weaklings and children'.
    Ex. Under the same regimens of treatment the number of runts produced varied from none to as much as 80 per cent of the litter.
    Ex. Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex. Shock as boofy blokes beat weedy intellectual in popularity contest.
    Ex. I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex. She has a tendency to be a softy, although she does carry the brunt of the authority in the household.
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    masculino (fam) ( persona) wimp (colloq)
    * * *
    = weakling, runt, nesh, weedy [weedier -comp., weediest -sup.], wimp, softy [softie].

    Ex: According to Safire, when a slice a cake was put before him Putin said 'Sweets are for weaklings and children'.

    Ex: Under the same regimens of treatment the number of runts produced varied from none to as much as 80 per cent of the litter.
    Ex: Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex: Shock as boofy blokes beat weedy intellectual in popularity contest.
    Ex: I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex: She has a tendency to be a softy, although she does carry the brunt of the authority in the household.

    * * *
    1 ( fam) (persona) wimp ( colloq), weed ( BrE colloq)
    2 (golosina) caramel bar
    * * *
    Fam [persona] wimp
    * * *
    m fam
    wimp fam
    * * *
    alfeñique nm, fam : wimp, weakling

    Spanish-English dictionary > alfeñique

  • 3 alga

    f.
    alga, seaweed.
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    (Takes el in singular)
    1 alga (marina) seaweed
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    noun f.
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    SF seaweed, alga
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    femenino‡ ( en el mar) seaweed; ( en agua dulce) weed, waterweed; ( nombre genérico) alga
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    Ex. The identified project areas of honey bees, fruit trees, squash, seaweed, rabbits, quail, and sheep will be initiated over a 3-year period.
    * * *
    femenino‡ ( en el mar) seaweed; ( en agua dulce) weed, waterweed; ( nombre genérico) alga
    * * *

    Ex: The identified project areas of honey bees, fruit trees, squash, seaweed, rabbits, quail, and sheep will be initiated over a 3-year period.

    * * *
    f‡
    (en el mar) seaweed; (en agua dulce) weed, waterweed; (nombre genérico) alga
    * * *

    alga feminine noun taking masculine article in the singular ( en el mar) seaweed;
    ( en agua dulce) weed, waterweed;
    ( nombre genérico) alga
    alga f Bot alga
    (marina) seaweed
    ' alga' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    yuyo
    English:
    seaweed
    - alga
    - sea
    * * *
    1. [planta de mar]
    algas (marinas) seaweed;
    un alga a piece of seaweed;
    la hélice se enredó en un alga the propeller got caught in some seaweed
    2. Biol [microscópica] alga
    algas verdeazuladas blue-green algae
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    f BOT alga; marina seaweed
    * * *
    alga nf
    1) : aquatic plant, alga
    2) : seaweed

    Spanish-English dictionary > alga

  • 4 algas

    f.pl.
    algae, algas, weeds, mass of seaweed.
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    (n.) = algae
    Ex. Algae comprise a much more diverse group of organisms than do the flowering plants, but this is ignored by Library of Congress Classification (LCC).
    * * *
    (n.) = algae

    Ex: Algae comprise a much more diverse group of organisms than do the flowering plants, but this is ignored by Library of Congress Classification (LCC).

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    algas npl
    1. (de agua salada) seaweed

    Spanish-English dictionary > algas

  • 5 ambigüedad

    f.
    ambiguity, duplicity, double meaning, ambiguous meaning.
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    1 ambiguity
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    femenino ambiguity
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    = ambiguity, slipperiness, hesitancy, double meaning, equivocation.
    Ex. In pursuing brevity, however, care must be exercised to avoid ambiguity.
    Ex. The point here is the difficulty of definition and the slipperiness of terminology.
    Ex. Librarian hesitancy to weed individual titles or types of titles also was cited as an important factor discouraging weeding.
    Ex. In times of dictatorship artists resort to a language of double meaning to express unpopular opinions.
    Ex. We stand with the Secretary-General of the United Nations and other distinguished speakers in stating without equivocation that everyone has the right to freedom of expression.
    ----
    * ambigüedad de funciones = role ambiguity.
    * ambigüedades = double-talk.
    * eliminación de ambigüedades = disambiguation.
    * eliminar ambigüedades = disambiguate.
    * falta de ambigüedad = unambiguity.
    * resolución de la ambigüedad entre términos = term disambiguation, word sense disambiguation.
    * sin ambigüedad = unambiguous.
    * * *
    femenino ambiguity
    * * *
    = ambiguity, slipperiness, hesitancy, double meaning, equivocation.

    Ex: In pursuing brevity, however, care must be exercised to avoid ambiguity.

    Ex: The point here is the difficulty of definition and the slipperiness of terminology.
    Ex: Librarian hesitancy to weed individual titles or types of titles also was cited as an important factor discouraging weeding.
    Ex: In times of dictatorship artists resort to a language of double meaning to express unpopular opinions.
    Ex: We stand with the Secretary-General of the United Nations and other distinguished speakers in stating without equivocation that everyone has the right to freedom of expression.
    * ambigüedad de funciones = role ambiguity.
    * ambigüedades = double-talk.
    * eliminación de ambigüedades = disambiguation.
    * eliminar ambigüedades = disambiguate.
    * falta de ambigüedad = unambiguity.
    * resolución de la ambigüedad entre términos = term disambiguation, word sense disambiguation.
    * sin ambigüedad = unambiguous.

    * * *
    ambiguity
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    ambigüedad sustantivo femenino
    ambiguity
    ambigüedad sustantivo femenino ambiguity
    ' ambigüedad' also found in these entries:
    English:
    ambiguity
    * * *
    ambiguity;
    con ambigüedad ambiguously
    * * *
    f ambiguity
    * * *
    : ambiguity

    Spanish-English dictionary > ambigüedad

  • 6 basura

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > basura

  • 7 birria

    f.
    una birria de jugador a useless player
    2 good-for-nothing person, gawk.
    3 ugly thing.
    4 shady-looking person, persona non grata.
    5 goat meat in chili sauce.
    6 garbage goods film.
    7 dead loss.
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    1 familiar (cosa fea) monstrosity
    2 (cosa mala) rubbish
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    SF
    1) esp Esp (=cosa fea) monstrosity; (=cosa inútil) useless object

    la novela es una birria* the novel is rubbish o trash

    2) And * (=obsesión) set idea
    3) Cono Sur, Méx (=bebida) tasteless drink; Méx (=guiso) stew
    4)
    5) CAm * (=cerveza) beer
    * * *
    1) (fam) (cosa fea, inútil)

    sus poemas son una birriahis poems are garbage (AmE) o (BrE) rubbish (colloq)

    * * *
    = rubbish, garbage, dud.
    Ex. Science fiction may be so obviously rubbish that one is tempted to dismiss the whole product as rubbish.
    Ex. Some individuals are satisfied with a 50% 'hit' rate because they feel they can more quickly weed out the ' garbage' than they could compile the needed bibliography by hand.
    Ex. It may be tempting the weather gods just to point this out, but this has been a dud of a hurricane season so far.
    * * *
    1) (fam) (cosa fea, inútil)

    sus poemas son una birriahis poems are garbage (AmE) o (BrE) rubbish (colloq)

    * * *
    = rubbish, garbage, dud.

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

    Ex: Some individuals are satisfied with a 50% 'hit' rate because they feel they can more quickly weed out the ' garbage' than they could compile the needed bibliography by hand.
    Ex: It may be tempting the weather gods just to point this out, but this has been a dud of a hurricane season so far.

    * * *
    A ( fam)
    (cosa fea, inútil): vas hecho una birria you look a mess
    ¡qué birria de vestido! what a horrible dress!
    sus poemas son una birria his poems are crap (sl), his poems are garbage ( AmE) o ( BrE) rubbish ( colloq)
    * * *

    birria f fam rubbish: esta estufa es una birria, this stove is rubbish
    ' birria' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    churro
    - porquería
    English:
    dud
    * * *
    birria nf
    Fam
    1. [persona] drip;
    una birria de jugador a useless player;
    2. [cosa] junk, Br rubbish, US garbage;
    esta película es una birria this movie is a load of Br rubbish o US garbage;
    Col
    jugar de birria to play half-heartedly
    3. Méx [comida] stew
    birria de cabra goat-meat stew
    * * *
    f fam
    piece of junk fam ;
    va hecha una birria fam she looks a real mess fam
    * * *
    birria n rubbish

    Spanish-English dictionary > birria

  • 8 bofetada

    f.
    slap (in the face).
    dar una bofetada a alguien to slap somebody (in the face)
    * * *
    1 slap, slap in the face
    \
    darle una bofetada a alguien to slap somebody in the face
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF (=tortazo) slap in the face; (=puñetazo) punch, punch in the face

    dar de bofetadas a algnto hit o punch o slap sb

    darse de bofetadas[personas] to come to blows; [colores] to clash

    * * *
    a) ( en la cara) slap

    le di or pegué una bofetada — I slapped him (in the face)

    * * *
    = slap in the face, slap, cuff.
    Ex. He was not kidding when he said that Caracas could greet travellers with a slap in the face rather than a warm hug.
    Ex. And actually a good slap is said to be statistically more likely to result in a child with agression and conduct problems, you may be interested to hear.
    Ex. He caught a kid shoplifting in his store, gave him a good cuff on the side of his head and kicked him out the door.
    ----
    * dar una bofetada = cuff, slap.
    * dar una bofetada a Alguien = give + Nombre + a slap in the face.
    * pelea a bofetadas = face-slapping.
    * * *
    a) ( en la cara) slap

    le di or pegué una bofetada — I slapped him (in the face)

    * * *
    = slap in the face, slap, cuff.

    Ex: He was not kidding when he said that Caracas could greet travellers with a slap in the face rather than a warm hug.

    Ex: And actually a good slap is said to be statistically more likely to result in a child with agression and conduct problems, you may be interested to hear.
    Ex: He caught a kid shoplifting in his store, gave him a good cuff on the side of his head and kicked him out the door.
    * dar una bofetada = cuff, slap.
    * dar una bofetada a Alguien = give + Nombre + a slap in the face.
    * pelea a bofetadas = face-slapping.

    * * *
    le di or pegué una bofetada I slapped him, I slapped his face
    darse de bofetadas ( Esp) «colores» to clash
    2 (desaire) slap in the face
    * * *

    bofetada sustantivo femenino,
    bofetón sustantivo masculino

    slap;
    le di or pegué una bofetada I slapped him (in the face)
    bofetada sustantivo femenino
    1 slap on the face: le dio un par de bofetadas, she slapped his face twice
    2 (desprecio, ofensa) snub
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar darse de bofetadas: ese amarillo se da de bofetadas con el rojo, that yellow clashes with the red

    ' bofetada' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cable
    - dar
    - ser
    - galleta
    - sopapo
    - torta
    - tortazo
    - cachete
    - pegar
    - pleno
    English:
    clip
    - cuff
    - slap
    - smack
    - back
    - so
    * * *
    1. [golpe] slap (in the face);
    dar una bofetada a alguien to slap sb (in the face);
    emprenderla a bofetadas con alguien to punch sb, to begin hitting sb;
    Esp
    darse de bofetadas con algo [no armonizar] to clash with sth;
    Fam
    2. [afrenta] slap in the face
    * * *
    f slap
    * * *
    cachetada: slap on the face
    * * *
    bofetada n slap

    Spanish-English dictionary > bofetada

  • 9 cagón

    f. & m.
    coward, wimp.
    * * *
    1 familiar loose-bowelled (US loose-boweled)
    2 familiar figurado (cobarde) wet, wimpy, weedy
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 familiar loose-bowelled (US loose-boweled) person
    2 familiar figurado (cobarde) chicken, wimp, weed
    * * *
    cagón, -ona ***
    1. ADJ
    1) = cagado
    2) [bebé]
    2. SM / F
    1) (=cobarde) wimp *
    2) (=bebé)
    * * *
    I
    - gona adjetivo (fam o vulg)
    a) ( miedoso) wimpish (colloq), wet (colloq)
    b) (Méx) ( afortunado) lucky
    II
    - gona masculino, femenino (fam o vulg)
    a) ( bebé) baby that keeps dirtying his/her diapers
    b) ( miedoso) wimp (colloq)
    c) (Méx) ( afortunado) lucky devil (colloq)
    * * *
    = wimp, wimpy [wimpier -comp., wimpiest -sup.], wimpish.
    Ex. I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex. I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex. What is not true is the assumption that art that is modest and discreet automatically lacks nerve and is intrinsically boring and wimpish.
    * * *
    I
    - gona adjetivo (fam o vulg)
    a) ( miedoso) wimpish (colloq), wet (colloq)
    b) (Méx) ( afortunado) lucky
    II
    - gona masculino, femenino (fam o vulg)
    a) ( bebé) baby that keeps dirtying his/her diapers
    b) ( miedoso) wimp (colloq)
    c) (Méx) ( afortunado) lucky devil (colloq)
    * * *
    = wimp, wimpy [wimpier -comp., wimpiest -sup.], wimpish.

    Ex: I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.

    Ex: I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex: What is not true is the assumption that art that is modest and discreet automatically lacks nerve and is intrinsically boring and wimpish.

    * * *
    ( fam o vulg)
    1 ‹persona›
    es muy cagona she's forever going to the bathroom ( AmE) o ( BrE) toilet ( euph)
    2 (miedoso) wimpish ( colloq), wet ( colloq)
    ¡qué cagona eres! you're so wimpish! ( colloq), you're such a wimp! ( colloq)
    3 ( Méx) (afortunado) lucky, jammy ( BrE colloq)
    4 ( Chi) (malo, insignificante) lousy ( colloq), crappy (sl)
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam o vulg)
    1 (bebé) baby that keeps dirtying his/her diapers
    2 (miedoso) wimp ( colloq)
    3 ( Méx) (afortunado) lucky o ( BrE) jammy devil ( colloq)
    * * *
    cagón, -ona Fam
    adj
    1. [que caga]
    este bebé es muy cagón this baby is forever dirtying its Br nappy o US diaper
    2. [miedica] chicken, cowardly
    nm,f
    1. [que caga]
    este bebé es un cagón this baby is forever dirtying its Br nappy o US diaper
    2. [miedica] chicken, coward
    * * *
    fam
    I adj
    :
    es muy cagón bebé he’s always pooping in his diaper fam, Br he’s always poohing in his nappy fam II m, cagona f wimp fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > cagón

  • 10 canuto

    m.
    1 tube (tubo).
    3 small tube, reed, small tube open at both sides.
    4 hashish cigarette, cigarette containing cannabis, spliff, joint.
    5 Canute, Canute the Great.
    6 Canuto.
    * * *
    1 (tubo) tube
    2 BOTÁNICA internode
    3 argot (porro) joint
    * * *
    1. SM
    1) (=tubo) small tube, small container
    2) * (=porro) joint *
    3) (Bot) internode
    4) * (=persona) telltale, tattletale (EEUU)
    5) * (=teléfono) phone, blower *
    6) (Cos) needle case
    2. ADJ *
    1) super *, smashing *
    2)
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo (Chi fam & pey) protestant

    pasarlas canutas — (Esp fam) to have a terrible time

    II
    1) ( tubo) document tube
    2) (Esp arg) ( de hachís) joint (colloq)
    * * *
    = joint.
    Ex. In other words, the patient would have less of a risk of a heart attack from violent vomiting than from taking two hits on a joint?.
    ----
    * fumarse un canuto = smoke + joint, smoke + weed.
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo (Chi fam & pey) protestant

    pasarlas canutas — (Esp fam) to have a terrible time

    II
    1) ( tubo) document tube
    2) (Esp arg) ( de hachís) joint (colloq)
    * * *

    Ex: In other words, the patient would have less of a risk of a heart attack from violent vomiting than from taking two hits on a joint?.

    * fumarse un canuto = smoke + joint, smoke + weed.

    * * *
    canuto1 -ta
    ( Chi fam pey) protestant
    pasarlas canutas ( Esp fam); to have a terrible time
    las pasé canutas para quitarme el anillo I had a terrible job o time getting my ring off ( colloq)
    A (tubo) document tube
    B ( Esp arg) (de hachís) joint ( colloq), spliff (sl)
    C ( Chi fam pey) ( Relig) protestant
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    Canuto    
    canuto
    canuto sustantivo masculino ( tubo) document tube
    canuto sustantivo masculino
    1 (para planos, documentos) tube
    2 (para lanzar proyectiles soplando) blowpipe
    3 argot (porro) joint, spliff
    ' canuto' also found in these entries:
    English:
    peashooter
    - spliff
    - joint
    * * *
    canuto1 nm
    1. [tubo] tube
    2. Fam [de droga] joint
    canuto2, -a Ven Fam
    adj
    [tonto] thick
    nm,f
    [tonto]
    es un canuto he's really thick
    * * *
    m
    1 tube
    2 fam
    de marihuana joint fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > canuto

  • 11 cizaña

    f.
    1 ill will, enmity, dissension.
    2 undergrowth, brush, weeds, darnel.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: cizañar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: cizañar.
    * * *
    1 BOTÁNICA bearded darnel
    \
    meter cizaña / sembrar cizaña figurado to cause trouble, stir up trouble
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Bot) darnel; (Biblia) tares
    2) (=discordia) discord

    meter o sembrar cizaña — to sow discord ( entre among)

    create a rift ( entre between)
    3) (=vicio) vice, corruption, harmful influence
    * * *
    femenino darnel

    meter or sembrar cizaña — to cause trouble

    * * *
    = weed.
    Ex. Activities such as gardening or cookery are dealt with in many books in ways which go far beyond the simple keeping down of weeds or just filling empty stomachs.
    ----
    * mala cizaña = rotten apple.
    * plantar cizaña = plant + the seed(s) of discord.
    * sembrar cizaña = sow + the seed(s) of discord.
    * * *
    femenino darnel

    meter or sembrar cizaña — to cause trouble

    * * *
    = weed.

    Ex: Activities such as gardening or cookery are dealt with in many books in ways which go far beyond the simple keeping down of weeds or just filling empty stomachs.

    * mala cizaña = rotten apple.
    * plantar cizaña = plant + the seed(s) of discord.
    * sembrar cizaña = sow + the seed(s) of discord.

    * * *
    darnel
    meter or sembrar cizaña to cause trouble
    metieron cizaña entre los dos amigos they caused trouble o a rift between the two friends
    * * *

    cizaña sustantivo femenino
    darnel
    cizaña sustantivo femenino
    ♦ Locuciones: figurado meter/sembrar cizaña, to sow discord
    * * *
    [planta] darnel;
    meter o [m5] sembrar cizaña (en) to sow discord (among);
    separar la cizaña del buen grano to separate the wheat from the chaff
    * * *
    f
    :
    meter cizaña cause trouble
    * * *
    : discord, rift

    Spanish-English dictionary > cizaña

  • 12 colector compulsivo

    (n.) = magpie, hoarder, packrat
    Ex. Now to start chucking out stuff that I don't need; being a bit of a magpie, that might be difficult!.
    Ex. Hoarders may become anxious and angry at the mere suggestion of getting rid of items that they've held onto for years.
    Ex. In broad terms, lack of weeding was associated with fear, inertia, and a ' packrat mentality,' causing one librarian to remark that it is 'time to weed librarians who don't want to weed'.
    * * *
    (n.) = magpie, hoarder, packrat

    Ex: Now to start chucking out stuff that I don't need; being a bit of a magpie, that might be difficult!.

    Ex: Hoarders may become anxious and angry at the mere suggestion of getting rid of items that they've held onto for years.
    Ex: In broad terms, lack of weeding was associated with fear, inertia, and a ' packrat mentality,' causing one librarian to remark that it is 'time to weed librarians who don't want to weed'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > colector compulsivo

  • 13 control

    m.
    1 control (dominio).
    bajo control under control
    fuera de control out of control
    2 examination, inspection.
    todos los productos pasan un riguroso control all the products are rigorously inspected o examined
    (bajo) control médico (under) medical supervision
    control antidoping dope o drugs test
    control de calidad quality control
    control de existencias stock control
    3 checkpoint.
    control de pasaportes passport control
    4 test (exam).
    5 control (mando).
    el control del encendido/apagado the on/off switch
    control remoto remote control
    6 check, checking, test.
    7 control knob, control, command.
    8 restraint.
    * * *
    1 (gen) control
    3 (sitio) checkpoint
    \
    bajo el control de under the supervision of
    estar bajo control to be under control
    estar fuera de control to be out of control
    llevar el control to be in control
    perder el control to lose control
    control a distancia remote control
    control de calidad quality control
    control de natalidad birth control
    control de pasaportes passport control
    control de sí mismo self-control
    control policial roadblock
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=dominio, vigilancia) control

    perder el control — to lose control (of o.s.)

    control de o sobre sí mismo — self-control

    2) (=inspección) (Jur) inspection, check; (Com, Econ) audit, auditing
    3) (=puesto) (tb: control de carretera) roadblock; (tb: control de frontera) frontier checkpoint
    4) [de un aparato] control
    5) (=examen) (Educ) test
    6) (Med) test

    control antidopaje — drugs test, dope test

    control antidoping — drug test, dope test

    * * *
    1) ( dominio) control
    3) (en carretera, rally) checkpoint
    4)
    a) ( de aparato) control
    b) controles masculino plural (Rad)
    5)
    a) (Educ) test
    b) (Med) check-up
    * * *
    = check, control, grasp, hold, monitoring, regulation, supervision, toll, command, governance, mastery, checkpoint, grip, tracking, span of control, policing, tightening, rule, moderation, vetting.
    Ex. Checks on relationships that must be represented can be executed by examining each card in turn and seeking cards which show related terms.
    Ex. Control is exercised over which terms are used, but otherwise the terms are ordinary words.
    Ex. When an item is in its grasp, it snaps instantly to the next that is suggested by the association of thoughts, in accordance with some intricate web of trails carried by the cells of the brain.
    Ex. SLIS will, however, need to retain a firm hold on their traditional market whilst also meeting more specialised competition.
    Ex. Automatic monitoring of activity on the computer system (i.e., logging transactions) was regarded as a powerful technique for evaluating user system interaction.
    Ex. If administrative regulations, rules, etc., are from jurisdictions in which such regulations, etc., are promulgated by government agencies or agents, enter them under the heading for the agency or agent.
    Ex. The use of clear armoured glass walls gives excellent visual supervision in the Rare Book Room and in the Manuscript and Local History Reading Room.
    Ex. Books are primarily repositories of ideas and information, for this reason most of them are used and a panoply of tolls are necessary in order to locate specific items.
    Ex. Businesses are using all of the new communicating technological developments to increase their command over the information they need.
    Ex. Public libraries specifically face enormous problems of funding and governance.
    Ex. The library has proven to be an imperfect panacea, and the librarian has suffered a definite loss of mastery.
    Ex. The article 'The information highway: on ramps, checkpoints, speed bumps and tollbooths' offers a comprehensive snapshot of the current policy and practices regarding the dissemination of government information in electronic form.
    Ex. It is therefore often hard to escape the grip of the official phraseology for fear that, in doing so, the meaning of the material will be altered or lost.
    Ex. Tracking of personal information attached to electronic text supplied by publishers is a potential violator of user privacy.
    Ex. What is needed is for the director to broaden her span of control by eliminating the position of assistant director.
    Ex. The article has the title ' Policing fraud and deceit: the legal aspects of misconduct in scientific enquiry'.
    Ex. Previous policies allowed professional interaction but recent tightening has made that more difficult.
    Ex. The British in Malaya used education as a divisive factor to prolong their rule, while the Americans in the Philippines adopted a 'Philippines for the Filipinos' policy = Los británicos en Malaya usaron la educación como un factor divisorio para prolongar su dominio, mientras los americanos en las Filipinas adoptaron una política de "Las Filipinas para los filipinos".
    Ex. The ETEL system guarantees relevance of the information through moderation by a newspaper editor.
    Ex. Criminal record checks have been an accepted form of pre-employment vetting for those with access to children for some years.
    ----
    * activar un mecanismo de control = set + control.
    * aumentar el control = tighten (up) + control.
    * bajo el control de = under the control of.
    * bola para el control del cursor en pantalla = trackball.
    * bolsa de control de préstamo = book pocket.
    * campaña de control de alcoholemia = drink-drive campaign, anti-drink-drive campaign.
    * campo de control = control field.
    * carácter de control = control character.
    * centro de control = locus of control, mission control.
    * circunstancias que están fuera de + Posesivo + control = circumstances beyond + Posesivo + control.
    * código de control = processing code, control code.
    * colección de control = test collection.
    * con control atmosférico = atmospherically-controlled.
    * conseguir el control = gain + control (over/of).
    * control al azar = spot check.
    * control antidopaje = drug testing.
    * control antidoping = drug testing.
    * control bibliográfico = bibliographic control, bibliographical control.
    * control bibliográfico internacional = international bibliographical control.
    * Control Bibliográfico Universal (UBC) = UBC (Universal Bibliographic Control).
    * control de acceso = access control.
    * control de adquisiciones = acquisition control.
    * control de armas = arms control.
    * control de armas de fuego = gun control.
    * control de autoridades = authority control.
    * control de calidad = quality assurance (QA), quality control.
    * control de carretera = road check, roadside check, roadblock.
    * control de circulación = circulation control.
    * control de disturbios = riot control.
    * control de flujo del líquido = fluid-control.
    * control de frontera = border checkpoint, border control.
    * control de funcionamiento = benchmark.
    * control de la circulación de publicaciones seriadas = serials circulation control.
    * control de la natalidad = birth control.
    * control del armamento = arms control.
    * control de las enfermedades = disease control.
    * control de las malas hierbas = weed control.
    * control de la temperatura = climatic control.
    * control del estrés = stress management.
    * control de los artículos de las publicaciones periódicas = article-level control.
    * control de los presupuestos = budgetary control.
    * control del peso = weight control.
    * control del poder = hold on power.
    * control de masas = riot control, crowd control.
    * control de materias = subject control.
    * control de multitudes = crowd control.
    * control de plagas = pest control.
    * control de préstamo = circulation control.
    * control de publicaciones periódicas = periodicals control.
    * control de publicaciones seriadas = serials control, periodicals inventory control.
    * control de salida = exit barrier.
    * control de seguridad = security checkpoint.
    * control de volumen = volume controller, volume control.
    * control económico = fiscal control.
    * controles de funcionamiento = benchmarking.
    * controles de rendimiento = benchmark figures.
    * control férreo = iron-fisted grip, iron grip.
    * control fronterizo = border control, border checkpoint.
    * control mental = mind control.
    * control paterno = parental control.
    * control presupuestario = budgetary control.
    * control remoto = remote control, remote controller.
    * control remoto de llavero = key fob.
    * control terminológico = terminology control.
    * control total = stranglehold.
    * dígito de control = check digit.
    * dispararse fuera de control = spiral + out of control.
    * ejercer control = exert + control, wield + control.
    * ejercer control sobre = exercise + control over, have + hold on.
    * en control = controlling.
    * endurecer el control = tighten (up) + control.
    * estrechar el control = tighten + the grip.
    * falta de control = dirty data.
    * fichero de control de publicaciones periódicas = periodicals file [periodical file], periodical holdings file.
    * fuera de control = out-of-control, haywire.
    * fuera del control de = beyond the control of.
    * fuera de + Posesivo + control = beyond + Posesivo + control.
    * grupo de control = control group.
    * hacerse con el control de = take over + control of, take + control of.
    * ingeniería de control = control engineering.
    * lista de control = checklist [check-list].
    * lograr el control = gain + control (over/of).
    * mantener bajo control = keep + a rein on.
    * mantener control = hold + the reins of control.
    * mantener el control = stay in + control.
    * mantener un control férreo sobre = hold + an iron grip on.
    * mecanismo de control = watchdog.
    * medida de control = control measure.
    * módulo de control de autoridades = authority control module.
    * módulo de control de publicaciones seriadas = serials control system, serials control module.
    * no perder el control = stay on top of, stay on + top of things, keep on + top of things, be on top of things.
    * número de control = control number.
    * organismo de control = watchdog.
    * palabra de control = control word.
    * panel de control = control panel.
    * perder control = lose + control (of).
    * perder el control = slip beyond + the grasp of, lose + Posesivo + grip, run + amok, sweep + Nombre + off + Posesivo + feet, go to + pieces, go + wild.
    * perder el control de Algo = get out of + hand.
    * perder el control de la situación = things + get out of hand.
    * puesto de control = checkpoint.
    * que escapan a + Posesivo + control = beyond + Posesivo + control.
    * reclamar el control de = make + claim upon.
    * seguir con el control = stay in + control.
    * servicio centralizado de control de publicaciones seriadas = consolidation service.
    * sin control = uncontrolled.
    * sistema de control = monitoring system, vetting system.
    * sistema de control de la salida = exit control system.
    * sistema de control de publicaciones seriadas = serials system, serials control system.
    * sobre para el control del préstamo = slip holder pocket.
    * someter a control = place under + control.
    * sujeto de control = control subject.
    * tecla CONTROL = CONTROL key [CTRL key].
    * tecla de control del movimiento horizontal = horizontal positioning key.
    * tecla de control del movimiento vertical = vertical positioning key.
    * tener Algo bajo el control de Uno = have + Nombre + at + Posesivo + command.
    * tener control sobre = have + hold on.
    * tomar el control = take + the helm.
    * tomar el control de = take + control of.
    * torno de control de entrada = turnstile.
    * * *
    1) ( dominio) control
    3) (en carretera, rally) checkpoint
    4)
    a) ( de aparato) control
    b) controles masculino plural (Rad)
    5)
    a) (Educ) test
    b) (Med) check-up
    * * *
    = check, control, grasp, hold, monitoring, regulation, supervision, toll, command, governance, mastery, checkpoint, grip, tracking, span of control, policing, tightening, rule, moderation, vetting.

    Ex: Checks on relationships that must be represented can be executed by examining each card in turn and seeking cards which show related terms.

    Ex: Control is exercised over which terms are used, but otherwise the terms are ordinary words.
    Ex: When an item is in its grasp, it snaps instantly to the next that is suggested by the association of thoughts, in accordance with some intricate web of trails carried by the cells of the brain.
    Ex: SLIS will, however, need to retain a firm hold on their traditional market whilst also meeting more specialised competition.
    Ex: Automatic monitoring of activity on the computer system (i.e., logging transactions) was regarded as a powerful technique for evaluating user system interaction.
    Ex: If administrative regulations, rules, etc., are from jurisdictions in which such regulations, etc., are promulgated by government agencies or agents, enter them under the heading for the agency or agent.
    Ex: The use of clear armoured glass walls gives excellent visual supervision in the Rare Book Room and in the Manuscript and Local History Reading Room.
    Ex: Books are primarily repositories of ideas and information, for this reason most of them are used and a panoply of tolls are necessary in order to locate specific items.
    Ex: Businesses are using all of the new communicating technological developments to increase their command over the information they need.
    Ex: Public libraries specifically face enormous problems of funding and governance.
    Ex: The library has proven to be an imperfect panacea, and the librarian has suffered a definite loss of mastery.
    Ex: The article 'The information highway: on ramps, checkpoints, speed bumps and tollbooths' offers a comprehensive snapshot of the current policy and practices regarding the dissemination of government information in electronic form.
    Ex: It is therefore often hard to escape the grip of the official phraseology for fear that, in doing so, the meaning of the material will be altered or lost.
    Ex: Tracking of personal information attached to electronic text supplied by publishers is a potential violator of user privacy.
    Ex: What is needed is for the director to broaden her span of control by eliminating the position of assistant director.
    Ex: The article has the title ' Policing fraud and deceit: the legal aspects of misconduct in scientific enquiry'.
    Ex: Previous policies allowed professional interaction but recent tightening has made that more difficult.
    Ex: The British in Malaya used education as a divisive factor to prolong their rule, while the Americans in the Philippines adopted a 'Philippines for the Filipinos' policy = Los británicos en Malaya usaron la educación como un factor divisorio para prolongar su dominio, mientras los americanos en las Filipinas adoptaron una política de "Las Filipinas para los filipinos".
    Ex: The ETEL system guarantees relevance of the information through moderation by a newspaper editor.
    Ex: Criminal record checks have been an accepted form of pre-employment vetting for those with access to children for some years.
    * activar un mecanismo de control = set + control.
    * aumentar el control = tighten (up) + control.
    * bajo el control de = under the control of.
    * bola para el control del cursor en pantalla = trackball.
    * bolsa de control de préstamo = book pocket.
    * campaña de control de alcoholemia = drink-drive campaign, anti-drink-drive campaign.
    * campo de control = control field.
    * carácter de control = control character.
    * centro de control = locus of control, mission control.
    * circunstancias que están fuera de + Posesivo + control = circumstances beyond + Posesivo + control.
    * código de control = processing code, control code.
    * colección de control = test collection.
    * con control atmosférico = atmospherically-controlled.
    * conseguir el control = gain + control (over/of).
    * control al azar = spot check.
    * control antidopaje = drug testing.
    * control antidoping = drug testing.
    * control bibliográfico = bibliographic control, bibliographical control.
    * control bibliográfico internacional = international bibliographical control.
    * Control Bibliográfico Universal (UBC) = UBC (Universal Bibliographic Control).
    * control de acceso = access control.
    * control de adquisiciones = acquisition control.
    * control de armas = arms control.
    * control de armas de fuego = gun control.
    * control de autoridades = authority control.
    * control de calidad = quality assurance (QA), quality control.
    * control de carretera = road check, roadside check, roadblock.
    * control de circulación = circulation control.
    * control de disturbios = riot control.
    * control de flujo del líquido = fluid-control.
    * control de frontera = border checkpoint, border control.
    * control de funcionamiento = benchmark.
    * control de la circulación de publicaciones seriadas = serials circulation control.
    * control de la natalidad = birth control.
    * control del armamento = arms control.
    * control de las enfermedades = disease control.
    * control de las malas hierbas = weed control.
    * control de la temperatura = climatic control.
    * control del estrés = stress management.
    * control de los artículos de las publicaciones periódicas = article-level control.
    * control de los presupuestos = budgetary control.
    * control del peso = weight control.
    * control del poder = hold on power.
    * control de masas = riot control, crowd control.
    * control de materias = subject control.
    * control de multitudes = crowd control.
    * control de plagas = pest control.
    * control de préstamo = circulation control.
    * control de publicaciones periódicas = periodicals control.
    * control de publicaciones seriadas = serials control, periodicals inventory control.
    * control de salida = exit barrier.
    * control de seguridad = security checkpoint.
    * control de volumen = volume controller, volume control.
    * control económico = fiscal control.
    * controles de funcionamiento = benchmarking.
    * controles de rendimiento = benchmark figures.
    * control férreo = iron-fisted grip, iron grip.
    * control fronterizo = border control, border checkpoint.
    * control mental = mind control.
    * control paterno = parental control.
    * control presupuestario = budgetary control.
    * control remoto = remote control, remote controller.
    * control remoto de llavero = key fob.
    * control terminológico = terminology control.
    * control total = stranglehold.
    * dígito de control = check digit.
    * dispararse fuera de control = spiral + out of control.
    * ejercer control = exert + control, wield + control.
    * ejercer control sobre = exercise + control over, have + hold on.
    * en control = controlling.
    * endurecer el control = tighten (up) + control.
    * estrechar el control = tighten + the grip.
    * falta de control = dirty data.
    * fichero de control de publicaciones periódicas = periodicals file [periodical file], periodical holdings file.
    * fuera de control = out-of-control, haywire.
    * fuera del control de = beyond the control of.
    * fuera de + Posesivo + control = beyond + Posesivo + control.
    * grupo de control = control group.
    * hacerse con el control de = take over + control of, take + control of.
    * ingeniería de control = control engineering.
    * lista de control = checklist [check-list].
    * lograr el control = gain + control (over/of).
    * mantener bajo control = keep + a rein on.
    * mantener control = hold + the reins of control.
    * mantener el control = stay in + control.
    * mantener un control férreo sobre = hold + an iron grip on.
    * mecanismo de control = watchdog.
    * medida de control = control measure.
    * módulo de control de autoridades = authority control module.
    * módulo de control de publicaciones seriadas = serials control system, serials control module.
    * no perder el control = stay on top of, stay on + top of things, keep on + top of things, be on top of things.
    * número de control = control number.
    * organismo de control = watchdog.
    * palabra de control = control word.
    * panel de control = control panel.
    * perder control = lose + control (of).
    * perder el control = slip beyond + the grasp of, lose + Posesivo + grip, run + amok, sweep + Nombre + off + Posesivo + feet, go to + pieces, go + wild.
    * perder el control de Algo = get out of + hand.
    * perder el control de la situación = things + get out of hand.
    * puesto de control = checkpoint.
    * que escapan a + Posesivo + control = beyond + Posesivo + control.
    * reclamar el control de = make + claim upon.
    * seguir con el control = stay in + control.
    * servicio centralizado de control de publicaciones seriadas = consolidation service.
    * sin control = uncontrolled.
    * sistema de control = monitoring system, vetting system.
    * sistema de control de la salida = exit control system.
    * sistema de control de publicaciones seriadas = serials system, serials control system.
    * sobre para el control del préstamo = slip holder pocket.
    * someter a control = place under + control.
    * sujeto de control = control subject.
    * tecla CONTROL = CONTROL key [CTRL key].
    * tecla de control del movimiento horizontal = horizontal positioning key.
    * tecla de control del movimiento vertical = vertical positioning key.
    * tener Algo bajo el control de Uno = have + Nombre + at + Posesivo + command.
    * tener control sobre = have + hold on.
    * tomar el control = take + the helm.
    * tomar el control de = take + control of.
    * torno de control de entrada = turnstile.

    * * *
    A (dominio) control
    la epidemia está bajo control the epidemic is under control
    perdió el control del vehículo he lost control of the vehicle
    el coche giró sin control the car spun, out of control
    perdí el control y le di una bofetada I lost control (of myself) and slapped him
    se hizo con el control de la compañía he gained control of the company
    Compuestos:
    thought control
    budget o budgetary control
    B
    (vigilancia, fiscalización): lleva el control de los gastos she keeps tabs o a check on the money that is spent
    Compuestos:
    arms control
    quality control o check
    credit control
    birth control
    passport control
    control del tráfico or tránsito
    traffic control
    sanitary control
    security check
    C (en la carretera) checkpoint; (en un rally) checkpoint
    D
    1 (de un aparato) control
    el control del volumen/brillo the volume/brightness control
    con Martín en los controles with studio production by Martín
    Compuesto:
    remote control
    funciona a or por control remoto it works by remote control
    E
    1 ( Educ) test
    2 ( Med) check-up
    Compuesto:
    control antidopaje or antidoping
    dope test, drug test
    * * *

     

    control sustantivo masculino
    1 ( en general) control;

    sin control out of control;
    perdí el control I lost control (of myself);
    hacerse con el control de algo to gain control of sth;
    lleva el control de los gastos she keeps a check on the money that is spent;
    control de (la) natalidad birth control;
    control de calidad quality control o check;
    control de pasaportes passport control;
    control remoto remote control
    2 (en carretera, rally) checkpoint
    3
    a) (Educ) test

    b) (Med) check-up;


    control sustantivo masculino
    1 (dominio) control: está todo bajo control, everything is under control
    2 Educ test
    3 (inspección) check
    control de calidad, quality control
    4 (de Policía, militar) checkpoint, roadblock
    5 control remoto, remote control
    ' control' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    absoluta
    - absoluto
    - adueñarse
    - ajena
    - ajeno
    - angular
    - autocontrol
    - contención
    - controlar
    - controlarse
    - cuadro
    - descontrol
    - descontrolarse
    - desenfreno
    - disciplina
    - dominar
    - dominación
    - dominarse
    - dominio
    - dueña
    - dueño
    - encima
    - fraude
    - mando
    - moderarse
    - órbita
    - palanca
    - papel
    - planificación
    - potingue
    - pública
    - público
    - regular
    - regulación
    - reportarse
    - reprimirse
    - reprivatizar
    - resbalar
    - retener
    - rienda
    - señorío
    - sofocar
    - teleguiada
    - teleguiado
    - telemando
    - tenerse
    - torre
    - ala
    - anticoncepción
    - apoderarse
    English:
    air traffic control
    - arms control
    - beyond
    - birth control
    - check
    - checkpoint
    - control
    - equity
    - fiendish
    - freak out
    - gain
    - grip
    - hand
    - hit
    - hold
    - knob
    - over
    - override
    - panel
    - passport control
    - pest control
    - piece
    - quality control
    - rein
    - remote control
    - resume
    - roadblock
    - rule
    - runaway
    - self-control
    - speed trap
    - take over
    - tight
    - tighten
    - tighten up
    - time clock
    - time-keeping
    - traffic control
    - unionist
    - volume control
    - watchdog
    - wild
    - air
    - birth
    - boil
    - break
    - compose
    - curb
    - discipline
    - dual
    * * *
    1. [dominio] control;
    bajo control under control;
    fuera de control out of control;
    perder el control [de vehículo] to lose control;
    [perder la calma] to lose one's temper;
    bebe/fuma sin control he drinks/smokes an enormous amount
    Econ control de cambios exchange control; Econ control de costos o Esp costes cost control; Fin control crediticio credit control; Fin control de crédito credit control; Econ control de gestión management control; Econ control de precios price control
    2. [comprobación, verificación] examination, inspection;
    todos los productos pasan un riguroso control all the products are rigorously inspected o examined;
    (bajo) control médico (under) medical supervision;
    él se encarga del control del gasto he is the person in charge of controlling expenditure;
    efectúan un control continuo de su tensión his blood pressure is being continuously monitored
    Informát control de acceso access control;
    el control de acceso al edificio the system controlling access to the building;
    control de alcoholemia breath test, Br Breathalyser® o US Breathalyzer® test;
    control antidoping drugs test;
    control de armamento arms control;
    control de calidad quality control;
    Com control de existencias stock control;
    control financiero financial control;
    Av control de tierra ground control;
    control del tráfico aéreo air-traffic control
    3. [vigilancia] examination;
    un edificio sometido a un fuerte control a building with very heavy security
    4. [de policía] checkpoint;
    [en rally] checkpoint control de pasaportes passport control;
    5. [examen] test, US quiz
    6. Dep [del balón] control;
    tiene un buen control he's got good control
    7. [mando] control;
    el control del encendido/apagado the on/off switch
    control remoto remote control;
    activar algo por control remoto to activate sth by remote control
    8. Rad
    en los controles estuvo Sandra the show was produced by Sandra
    * * *
    m
    1 control;
    perder el control lose control;
    tenerlo todo bajo control have everything under control
    2 ( inspección) check
    * * *
    1) : control
    2) : inspection, check
    3) : checkpoint, roadblock
    * * *
    1. (en general) control
    2. (examen) check
    llevar el control de algo to run something [pt. ran; pp. run]

    Spanish-English dictionary > control

  • 14 control de las malas hierbas

    (n.) = weed control
    Ex. Large paved areas can be difficult to keep weed free, and until recently chemicals were the main option for weed control.
    * * *

    Ex: Large paved areas can be difficult to keep weed free, and until recently chemicals were the main option for weed control.

    Spanish-English dictionary > control de las malas hierbas

  • 15 cortabordes

    = weed trimmer, string trimmer.
    Ex. Most weed trimmers also include a strap for supporting the trimmer on the user's shoulder.
    Ex. There are basically three options when buying a string trimmer: gas powered, corded electric or cordless electric.
    * * *
    = weed trimmer, string trimmer.

    Ex: Most weed trimmers also include a strap for supporting the trimmer on the user's shoulder.

    Ex: There are basically three options when buying a string trimmer: gas powered, corded electric or cordless electric.

    * * *
    edger
    * * *
    m inv edger

    Spanish-English dictionary > cortabordes

  • 16 debilucho

    adj.
    weakling, feeblish, anemic, feeble.
    m.
    weak person, feeble person, weed.
    * * *
    1 peyorativo weak, frail, delicate
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 weakling
    * * *
    = weakling, runt, nesh, weedy [weedier -comp., weediest -sup.], wimpy [wimpier -comp., wimpiest -sup.], wimpish.
    Ex. According to Safire, when a slice a cake was put before him Putin said 'Sweets are for weaklings and children'.
    Ex. Under the same regimens of treatment the number of runts produced varied from none to as much as 80 per cent of the litter.
    Ex. Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex. Shock as boofy blokes beat weedy intellectual in popularity contest.
    Ex. I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex. What is not true is the assumption that art that is modest and discreet automatically lacks nerve and is intrinsically boring and wimpish.
    * * *
    = weakling, runt, nesh, weedy [weedier -comp., weediest -sup.], wimpy [wimpier -comp., wimpiest -sup.], wimpish.

    Ex: According to Safire, when a slice a cake was put before him Putin said 'Sweets are for weaklings and children'.

    Ex: Under the same regimens of treatment the number of runts produced varied from none to as much as 80 per cent of the litter.
    Ex: Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex: Shock as boofy blokes beat weedy intellectual in popularity contest.
    Ex: I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex: What is not true is the assumption that art that is modest and discreet automatically lacks nerve and is intrinsically boring and wimpish.

    * * *
    debilucho, -a Fam
    adj
    weak
    nm,f
    weakling
    * * *
    debilucho, - cha adj
    : weak, frail
    : weakling

    Spanish-English dictionary > debilucho

  • 17 desbrozadora

    f.
    weed eater, scrub cleaning machine, brush breaker, weed whacker.
    * * *
    * * *
    = weed trimmer, string trimmer.
    Ex. Most weed trimmers also include a strap for supporting the trimmer on the user's shoulder.
    Ex. There are basically three options when buying a string trimmer: gas powered, corded electric or cordless electric.
    * * *
    = weed trimmer, string trimmer.

    Ex: Most weed trimmers also include a strap for supporting the trimmer on the user's shoulder.

    Ex: There are basically three options when buying a string trimmer: gas powered, corded electric or cordless electric.

    * * *
    [máquina] brush cutter, trimmer

    Spanish-English dictionary > desbrozadora

  • 18 eliminar

    v.
    to eliminate.
    El líquido eliminó las manchas The liquid eliminated the stains.
    El mafioso eliminó al testigo The mobster eliminated the witness.
    * * *
    1 (gen) to eliminate, exclude
    2 (esperanzas, miedos, etc) to get rid of, cast aside
    3 familiar (matar) to kill, eliminate
    * * *
    verb
    3) kill
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=hacer desaparecer) [+ mancha, obstáculo] to remove, get rid of; [+ residuos] to dispose of; [+ pobreza] to eliminate, eradicate; [+ posibilidad] to rule out

    eliminar un directorio — (Inform) to remove o delete a directory

    2) [+ concursante, deportista] to knock out, eliminate

    fueron eliminados de la competiciónthey were knocked out of o eliminated from the competition

    3) euf (=matar) to eliminate, do away with *
    4) [+ incógnita] to eliminate
    5) (Fisiol) to eliminate
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) < obstáculo> to remove; < párrafo> to delete, remove
    b) < candidato> to eliminate; (Dep) to eliminate, knock out
    c) (euf) ( matar) to eliminate (euph), to get rid of (euph)
    d) < residuos> to dispose of
    2) <toxinas/grasas> to eliminate
    3) (Mat) < incógnita> to eliminate
    * * *
    = abort, cut off, delete, detach, disband, discard, dispose of, do away with, eliminate, eradicate, erase, erode, kill, obviate, purge, remove, rid, suppress, take out, withdraw, screen out, retire, squeeze out, decrement, dispel, weed out, axe [ax, -USA], abolish, pare out, chop off, excise, obliterate, scrap, take off, expunge, cut out, put to + rest, sweep away, root out, nix, drive out, deselect, strip away, roll back, efface, cashier, clear out, weed, sunset, stomp + Nombre + out, zap, take + Nombre + out.
    Ex. It is important to know what police or fire responses are triggered by alarms and how that reaction can be aborted and the alarm silenced.
    Ex. The only way to solve these problems is either to revise your catalog in its totality or to cut it off.
    Ex. Expressive notation is generally easier to truncate, that is, delete final characters to create the notation for a more general subject.
    Ex. The words from the deleted abstract in the abstract word file will be detached when DOBIS/LIBIS is not busy with other work.
    Ex. With the completion of the draft in 1983, the Working Group on an International Authority System was officially disbanded.
    Ex. The dates should be checked regularly and updated so that old dates are discarded and new ones entered.
    Ex. List and describe the steps involved in withdrawing and disposing of books which are no longer required.
    Ex. DOBIS/LIBIS does away with the multiplicity of files and catalogs.
    Ex. Obviously, computers and the use of notation in computerised systems may place additional constraints upon the nature of the notation, or may eliminate the need to consider some of the characteristics below.
    Ex. In this instance links would be insufficient to eradicate the false drop.
    Ex. Pressing the delete key erases a characters without leaving a blank space.
    Ex. These arrangements should also erode price differentials between Europe and the US, and permit each country to support its own online services.
    Ex. He was looking for the book 'Flowers and Bullets and Freedom to kill' = Estaba buscando el libro "Flores, balas y libertad para matar".
    Ex. The intercalation of (41-4) after 329 obviates this function.
    Ex. The system requests the number of the borrower and then purges that borrower's name and number from its files.
    Ex. Folders allow a set of papers to be kept together when a set on a given topic is removed from the file.
    Ex. This function can be used to rid access-point files of unused entries.
    Ex. It is possible to suppress references and to omit steps in a hierarchy.
    Ex. A scheme should allow reduction, to take out subjects and their subdivisions which are no longer used.
    Ex. Thus, all cards corresponding to documents covering 'Curricula' are withdrawn from the pack.
    Ex. Most journals rely for a substantial part of their income on advertisements; how would advertisers view the prospect of being selectively screened out by readers?.
    Ex. This article stresses the importance for libraries of making current informationav ailable on AIDS, and of retiring out-of-date information on the subject.
    Ex. Subjects not in the core of major employment areas are likely to be squeezed out of the standard curriculum.
    Ex. Document terms absent from the original query were decremented.
    Ex. But years and experience do not always dispel the sense of unease.
    Ex. Information services administrators expect library schools to uphold admission standards and weed out unsuitable candidates.
    Ex. 'He's been trying to cover up his tracks; those engineers who got axed were his scapegoats'.
    Ex. Who knows? If we can abolish the card catalogue and replace it with some form more acceptable to library users, they may even begin to use library catalogues!.
    Ex. Because the assumption in this method is that none of the preceding years' operations are worth continuing unless they can be shown to be necessary, zero-based budgeting (ZZB) can be useful for paring out the deadwood of obsolete or uselessly extravagant programs.
    Ex. Others chop off old records to remain within the limits of 680 MB.
    Ex. Once a new digitized system has been introduced irrelevancies and redundant features can more easily be seen and excised.
    Ex. Typing errors cannot be obliterated with a normal erasing fluid as this would print and appear as a blotch on the copies.
    Ex. There have even been rumours of plans to scrap most of the industrial side of its work and disperse key elements, such as the work on regional and industrial aid, to the provinces.
    Ex. Meek took her glasses off and twiddled them as her supervisor related the following incident.
    Ex. This article examines the controversial issue about whether to expunge books about satanism from the library shelves.
    Ex. In order to support a core acquistions programme of essential materials for its users, a library will more readily cut out material on the fringe of its needs if such material can be obtained by a good document supply system.
    Ex. Careful investigation by the library board of the possibilities inherent in system membership usually puts to rest preconceived fears.
    Ex. Librarians should ensure that the principles they stand for are not swept away on a tide of technological jingoism.
    Ex. Libraries should root out unproductive and obsolete activities.
    Ex. This play was nixed by school officials on the grounds that the subject of sweatshops was not appropriate for that age group.
    Ex. The development of user-friendly interfaces to data bases may drive out the unspecialised information broker in the long run.
    Ex. There is a need to provide public access to the Internet and to develop guidelines for selecting and deselecting appropriate resources.
    Ex. Like its predecessor, it wants to strip away the sentimentality surrounding male-female relationships and reveal the ugly, unvarnished truth.
    Ex. Some Russia specialists say President Putin is rolling back liberal economic and political reforms ushered in by his predecessor.
    Ex. The beauty, the aliveness, the creativity, the passion that made her lovable and gave her life meaning has been effaced.
    Ex. His case was referred to the next session, and in the following May he was cashiered.
    Ex. Pockets of resistance still remain in Fallujah, but the vast majority of insurgents have been cleared out.
    Ex. It seems to me that the electronic catalog provides the ability to build a file that can, in fact, be easily weeded.
    Ex. It's instructive to remember just how passionately the media hyped the dangers of ' sunsetting' the ban.
    Ex. Like I said, no wonder racism won't die, it takes BOTH sides to stomp it out, not just one!.
    Ex. This electric fly swatter will zap any fly or mosquito with 1500 volts.
    Ex. My lasting image of Omar is of him crouched in the rubble waiting for U.S. troops to get close enough so he could take one of them out.
    ----
    * ayudar a eliminar obstáculos = clear + the path, clear + the way.
    * eliminar al intermediario = cut out + the middleman.
    * eliminar ambigüedades = disambiguate.
    * eliminar barreras = flatten + barriers, tackle + barriers, erase + boundaries.
    * eliminar de un golpe = eliminate + at a stroke.
    * eliminar de un texto = redact out, redact.
    * eliminar diferencias = flatten out + differences.
    * eliminar el hielo = de-ice [deice].
    * eliminar el sarro = descale.
    * eliminar gases = pass + gas, break + wind, pass + wind.
    * eliminar la necesidad de = remove + the need for.
    * eliminar las barreras = break down + barriers.
    * eliminar las diferencias = iron out + differences.
    * eliminar los duplicados = deduplicate.
    * eliminar + Nombre = clear of + Nombre.
    * eliminar obstáculos = clear + the path, clear + the way.
    * eliminar por etapas = phase out.
    * eliminar progresivamente = phase out.
    * eliminar puestos de trabajo = shed + jobs, axe + jobs, cut + jobs.
    * eliminar puliendo = buff out.
    * eliminar una barrera = topple + barrier.
    * eliminar una ecuación de búsqueda = clear + search.
    * eliminar un error = remove + error.
    * eliminar un obstáculo = remove + barrier, sweep away + obstacle.
    * eliminar un problema = sweep away + problem, work out + kink.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) < obstáculo> to remove; < párrafo> to delete, remove
    b) < candidato> to eliminate; (Dep) to eliminate, knock out
    c) (euf) ( matar) to eliminate (euph), to get rid of (euph)
    d) < residuos> to dispose of
    2) <toxinas/grasas> to eliminate
    3) (Mat) < incógnita> to eliminate
    * * *
    = abort, cut off, delete, detach, disband, discard, dispose of, do away with, eliminate, eradicate, erase, erode, kill, obviate, purge, remove, rid, suppress, take out, withdraw, screen out, retire, squeeze out, decrement, dispel, weed out, axe [ax, -USA], abolish, pare out, chop off, excise, obliterate, scrap, take off, expunge, cut out, put to + rest, sweep away, root out, nix, drive out, deselect, strip away, roll back, efface, cashier, clear out, weed, sunset, stomp + Nombre + out, zap, take + Nombre + out.

    Ex: It is important to know what police or fire responses are triggered by alarms and how that reaction can be aborted and the alarm silenced.

    Ex: The only way to solve these problems is either to revise your catalog in its totality or to cut it off.
    Ex: Expressive notation is generally easier to truncate, that is, delete final characters to create the notation for a more general subject.
    Ex: The words from the deleted abstract in the abstract word file will be detached when DOBIS/LIBIS is not busy with other work.
    Ex: With the completion of the draft in 1983, the Working Group on an International Authority System was officially disbanded.
    Ex: The dates should be checked regularly and updated so that old dates are discarded and new ones entered.
    Ex: List and describe the steps involved in withdrawing and disposing of books which are no longer required.
    Ex: DOBIS/LIBIS does away with the multiplicity of files and catalogs.
    Ex: Obviously, computers and the use of notation in computerised systems may place additional constraints upon the nature of the notation, or may eliminate the need to consider some of the characteristics below.
    Ex: In this instance links would be insufficient to eradicate the false drop.
    Ex: Pressing the delete key erases a characters without leaving a blank space.
    Ex: These arrangements should also erode price differentials between Europe and the US, and permit each country to support its own online services.
    Ex: He was looking for the book 'Flowers and Bullets and Freedom to kill' = Estaba buscando el libro "Flores, balas y libertad para matar".
    Ex: The intercalation of (41-4) after 329 obviates this function.
    Ex: The system requests the number of the borrower and then purges that borrower's name and number from its files.
    Ex: Folders allow a set of papers to be kept together when a set on a given topic is removed from the file.
    Ex: This function can be used to rid access-point files of unused entries.
    Ex: It is possible to suppress references and to omit steps in a hierarchy.
    Ex: A scheme should allow reduction, to take out subjects and their subdivisions which are no longer used.
    Ex: Thus, all cards corresponding to documents covering 'Curricula' are withdrawn from the pack.
    Ex: Most journals rely for a substantial part of their income on advertisements; how would advertisers view the prospect of being selectively screened out by readers?.
    Ex: This article stresses the importance for libraries of making current informationav ailable on AIDS, and of retiring out-of-date information on the subject.
    Ex: Subjects not in the core of major employment areas are likely to be squeezed out of the standard curriculum.
    Ex: Document terms absent from the original query were decremented.
    Ex: But years and experience do not always dispel the sense of unease.
    Ex: Information services administrators expect library schools to uphold admission standards and weed out unsuitable candidates.
    Ex: 'He's been trying to cover up his tracks; those engineers who got axed were his scapegoats'.
    Ex: Who knows? If we can abolish the card catalogue and replace it with some form more acceptable to library users, they may even begin to use library catalogues!.
    Ex: Because the assumption in this method is that none of the preceding years' operations are worth continuing unless they can be shown to be necessary, zero-based budgeting (ZZB) can be useful for paring out the deadwood of obsolete or uselessly extravagant programs.
    Ex: Others chop off old records to remain within the limits of 680 MB.
    Ex: Once a new digitized system has been introduced irrelevancies and redundant features can more easily be seen and excised.
    Ex: Typing errors cannot be obliterated with a normal erasing fluid as this would print and appear as a blotch on the copies.
    Ex: There have even been rumours of plans to scrap most of the industrial side of its work and disperse key elements, such as the work on regional and industrial aid, to the provinces.
    Ex: Meek took her glasses off and twiddled them as her supervisor related the following incident.
    Ex: This article examines the controversial issue about whether to expunge books about satanism from the library shelves.
    Ex: In order to support a core acquistions programme of essential materials for its users, a library will more readily cut out material on the fringe of its needs if such material can be obtained by a good document supply system.
    Ex: Careful investigation by the library board of the possibilities inherent in system membership usually puts to rest preconceived fears.
    Ex: Librarians should ensure that the principles they stand for are not swept away on a tide of technological jingoism.
    Ex: Libraries should root out unproductive and obsolete activities.
    Ex: This play was nixed by school officials on the grounds that the subject of sweatshops was not appropriate for that age group.
    Ex: The development of user-friendly interfaces to data bases may drive out the unspecialised information broker in the long run.
    Ex: There is a need to provide public access to the Internet and to develop guidelines for selecting and deselecting appropriate resources.
    Ex: Like its predecessor, it wants to strip away the sentimentality surrounding male-female relationships and reveal the ugly, unvarnished truth.
    Ex: Some Russia specialists say President Putin is rolling back liberal economic and political reforms ushered in by his predecessor.
    Ex: The beauty, the aliveness, the creativity, the passion that made her lovable and gave her life meaning has been effaced.
    Ex: His case was referred to the next session, and in the following May he was cashiered.
    Ex: Pockets of resistance still remain in Fallujah, but the vast majority of insurgents have been cleared out.
    Ex: It seems to me that the electronic catalog provides the ability to build a file that can, in fact, be easily weeded.
    Ex: It's instructive to remember just how passionately the media hyped the dangers of ' sunsetting' the ban.
    Ex: Like I said, no wonder racism won't die, it takes BOTH sides to stomp it out, not just one!.
    Ex: This electric fly swatter will zap any fly or mosquito with 1500 volts.
    Ex: My lasting image of Omar is of him crouched in the rubble waiting for U.S. troops to get close enough so he could take one of them out.
    * ayudar a eliminar obstáculos = clear + the path, clear + the way.
    * eliminar al intermediario = cut out + the middleman.
    * eliminar ambigüedades = disambiguate.
    * eliminar barreras = flatten + barriers, tackle + barriers, erase + boundaries.
    * eliminar de un golpe = eliminate + at a stroke.
    * eliminar de un texto = redact out, redact.
    * eliminar diferencias = flatten out + differences.
    * eliminar el hielo = de-ice [deice].
    * eliminar el sarro = descale.
    * eliminar gases = pass + gas, break + wind, pass + wind.
    * eliminar la necesidad de = remove + the need for.
    * eliminar las barreras = break down + barriers.
    * eliminar las diferencias = iron out + differences.
    * eliminar los duplicados = deduplicate.
    * eliminar + Nombre = clear of + Nombre.
    * eliminar obstáculos = clear + the path, clear + the way.
    * eliminar por etapas = phase out.
    * eliminar progresivamente = phase out.
    * eliminar puestos de trabajo = shed + jobs, axe + jobs, cut + jobs.
    * eliminar puliendo = buff out.
    * eliminar una barrera = topple + barrier.
    * eliminar una ecuación de búsqueda = clear + search.
    * eliminar un error = remove + error.
    * eliminar un obstáculo = remove + barrier, sweep away + obstacle.
    * eliminar un problema = sweep away + problem, work out + kink.

    * * *
    eliminar [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹obstáculo› to remove; ‹párrafo› to delete, remove
    para eliminar las cucarachas to get rid of o exterminate o kill cockroaches
    2 ‹equipo/candidato› to eliminate
    fueron eliminados del torneo they were knocked out of o eliminated from the tournament
    3 ( euf) (matar) to eliminate ( euph), to get rid of ( euph)
    B ‹toxinas/grasas› to eliminate
    C ( Mat) ‹incógnita› to eliminate
    * * *

     

    eliminar ( conjugate eliminar) verbo transitivo

    párrafo to delete, remove

    (Dep) to eliminate, knock out
    c) (euf) ( matar) to eliminate (euph), to get rid of (euph)


    e)toxinas/grasas to eliminate

    eliminar verbo transitivo to eliminate
    ' eliminar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acabar
    - cortar
    - descalificar
    - michelín
    - quitar
    - sonda
    - terminar
    - tranquilizar
    English:
    cut out
    - debug
    - eliminate
    - face
    - hit list
    - knock out
    - liquidate
    - obliterate
    - remove
    - weed
    - cut
    - delete
    - do
    - knock
    - take
    - zap
    * * *
    1. [en juego, deporte, concurso] to eliminate (de from);
    el que menos puntos consiga queda eliminado the person who scores the lowest number of points is eliminated;
    lo eliminaron en la segunda ronda he was eliminated o knocked out in the second round
    2. [acabar con] [contaminación] to eliminate;
    [grasas, toxinas] to eliminate, to get rid of; [residuos] to dispose of; [manchas] to remove, to get rid of; [fronteras, obstáculos] to remove, to eliminate;
    eliminó algunos trozos de su discurso he cut out some parts of his speech
    3. Mat [incógnita] to eliminate
    4. Euf [matar] to eliminate, to get rid of
    * * *
    v/t
    1 eliminate
    2 desperdicios dispose of
    3 INFOR delete
    * * *
    1) : to eliminate, to remove
    2) : to do in, to kill
    * * *
    1. (en general) to eliminate
    2. (manchas) to remove

    Spanish-English dictionary > eliminar

  • 19 enclenque

    adj.
    1 sickly, frail.
    2 feeble, feeblish, frail, puny.
    3 lank.
    f. & m.
    weakling, feeble person, weak person, weed.
    * * *
    1 (flaco) skinny
    2 (débil) weak, puny; (enfermizo) sickly
    1 (flaco) skinny person
    2 (débil) weak person, puny person; (enfermizo) sickly person
    * * *
    ADJ weak, sickly
    * * *
    a) < persona> ( enfermizo) sickly; ( delgado) weak, weedy (colloq)
    b) < estructura> rickety
    * * *
    = weakling, runt, nesh, weedy [weedier -comp., weediest -sup.], wimp, wimpy [wimpier -comp., wimpiest -sup.], wimpish.
    Ex. According to Safire, when a slice a cake was put before him Putin said 'Sweets are for weaklings and children'.
    Ex. Under the same regimens of treatment the number of runts produced varied from none to as much as 80 per cent of the litter.
    Ex. Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex. Shock as boofy blokes beat weedy intellectual in popularity contest.
    Ex. I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex. I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex. What is not true is the assumption that art that is modest and discreet automatically lacks nerve and is intrinsically boring and wimpish.
    * * *
    a) < persona> ( enfermizo) sickly; ( delgado) weak, weedy (colloq)
    b) < estructura> rickety
    * * *
    = weakling, runt, nesh, weedy [weedier -comp., weediest -sup.], wimp, wimpy [wimpier -comp., wimpiest -sup.], wimpish.

    Ex: According to Safire, when a slice a cake was put before him Putin said 'Sweets are for weaklings and children'.

    Ex: Under the same regimens of treatment the number of runts produced varied from none to as much as 80 per cent of the litter.
    Ex: Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex: Shock as boofy blokes beat weedy intellectual in popularity contest.
    Ex: I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex: I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex: What is not true is the assumption that art that is modest and discreet automatically lacks nerve and is intrinsically boring and wimpish.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona› (enfermizo) sickly; (delgado) weak, weedy ( colloq)
    2 ‹estructura› rickety
    * * *

    enclenque adjetivo
    a) persona› ( enfermizo) sickly;

    ( delgado) weak, weedy (colloq)

    enclenque adj (debilucho) weak
    (de poca salud) sickly
    (delgaducho) puny: anda, come, que estás muy enclenque, come on, eat up, you're all skin and bone
    ' enclenque' also found in these entries:
    English:
    feeble
    - puny
    - weakling
    - weedy
    * * *
    sickly, frail
    * * *
    I adj sickly, weak
    II m/f weakling
    * * *
    : weak, sickly

    Spanish-English dictionary > enclenque

  • 20 expurgar

    v.
    1 to expurgate (texto).
    Ellos expurgaron la información They expurgated=bowdlerized the info.
    2 to purge, to purify.
    Ella expurgó las tuberías She purged the pipes.
    Ellos expurgaron su culpa They purged their guilt.
    3 to wipe.
    Ella expurgó sus sentimientos She wiped her feelings.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ LLEGAR], like link=llegar llegar
    1 to expurgate
    2 figurado to purge
    * * *
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to expurgate
    * * *
    = discard, weed, withdraw, deselect.
    Ex. The dates should be checked regularly and updated so that old dates are discarded and new ones entered.
    Ex. It seems to me that the electronic catalog provides the ability to build a file that can, in fact, be easily weeded.
    Ex. List and describe the steps involved in withdrawing and disposing of books which are no longer required.
    Ex. There is a need to provide public access to the Internet and to develop guidelines for selecting and deselecting appropriate resources.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to expurgate
    * * *
    = discard, weed, withdraw, deselect.

    Ex: The dates should be checked regularly and updated so that old dates are discarded and new ones entered.

    Ex: It seems to me that the electronic catalog provides the ability to build a file that can, in fact, be easily weeded.
    Ex: List and describe the steps involved in withdrawing and disposing of books which are no longer required.
    Ex: There is a need to provide public access to the Internet and to develop guidelines for selecting and deselecting appropriate resources.

    * * *
    expurgar [A3 ]
    vt
    to expurgate
    * * *

    expurgar ( conjugate expurgar) verbo transitivo
    to expurgate
    ' expurgar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    bowdlerize
    - expunge
    * * *
    [texto] to expurgate
    * * *
    v/t expurgate
    * * *
    expurgar {52} vt
    : to expurgate

    Spanish-English dictionary > expurgar

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