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be poised

  • 1 marcar la diferencia

    (v.) = make + the difference, make + a difference, spell + the difference
    Ex. Rural post offices are dropping like flies, taking with them village shops for whom the postal business made the difference between life and death.
    Ex. If that cannot be determined, it hardly makes a difference which you use as main entry.
    Ex. We are all aware of the nature of the threshold on which the catalog -- that often maligned instrument that spells the difference between the library as a chaotic warehouse of recorded artifacts and a coherent collection of information organized for efficient access -- is poised.
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    (v.) = make + the difference, make + a difference, spell + the difference

    Ex: Rural post offices are dropping like flies, taking with them village shops for whom the postal business made the difference between life and death.

    Ex: If that cannot be determined, it hardly makes a difference which you use as main entry.
    Ex: We are all aware of the nature of the threshold on which the catalog -- that often maligned instrument that spells the difference between the library as a chaotic warehouse of recorded artifacts and a coherent collection of information organized for efficient access -- is poised.

    Spanish-English dictionary > marcar la diferencia

  • 2 garrida


    garrido,-a adjetivo poised

    Spanish-English dictionary > garrida

  • 3 erguirse

    • draw oneself up
    • get stiff
    • get straight from the horse's mouth
    • sit erect
    • stand erect
    • stand poised

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > erguirse

  • 4 autobalanceado

    adj.
    self-balanced, self-poised.

    Spanish-English dictionary > autobalanceado

Mira otros diccionarios:

  • poised — [pɔızd] adj [Sense: 1 3; Date: 1600 1700; Origin: poise to weigh, balance (14 21 centuries), from Old French peser, from Latin pensare] [Sense: 4; Date: 1900 2000; Origin: POISE] 1.) [not before noun] not moving, but ready to move or do something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • poised — [ pɔızd ] adjective 1. ) about to do or achieve something after preparing for it: The Rockets appear poised for victory in the championship game. Japan was poised to become the biggest foreign investor in Vietnam. a ) waiting in a position where… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • poised — UK US /pɔɪzd/ adjective ► [after verb] ready to do a particular thing at any moment: poised to do sth »The public pension fund is poised to invest up to $1.5 billion over the next year. »The City is poised for a major announcement on the airline… …   Financial and business terms

  • Poised to Break — is the first album by the Californian indie rock band Sunday s Best.Infobox Album | Name = Poised to Break Type = Album Artist = Sunday s Best Released = October 31, 2000 Recorded = Genre = Indie rock Length = Label = Polyvinyl Record Co.… …   Wikipedia

  • poised — poised; un·poised; …   English syllables

  • poised — [poizd] adj. 1. composed; calm; self assured 2. balanced 3. suspended, as in motion; readied [an opponent poised to strike] …   English World dictionary

  • poised — adjective 1 (not before noun) not moving but ready to move or do something at any moment (+ for/on etc): She saw Matthew poised on the board for a swift, controlled racing dive. | poised to do sth: He was waiting with the door open, poised to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • poised — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem, stand ▪ She stood poised for a moment. ▪ remain ADVERB …   Collocations dictionary

  • poised — [[t]pɔ͟ɪzd[/t]] 1) ADJ If a part of your body is poised, it is completely still but ready to move at any moment. He studied the keyboard carefully, one finger poised. 2) ADJ: v link ADJ, usu ADJ to inf, ADJ for n If someone is poised to do… …   English dictionary

  • poised — UK [pɔɪzd] / US adjective 1) a) about to do or achieve something after preparing for it Liverpool appear poised for victory in the championship match. Japan was poised to become the biggest foreign investor in Vietnam. b) waiting in a position… …   English dictionary

  • poised — /poyzd/, adj. 1. (of a person) composed, dignified, and self assured. 2. being in balance or equilibrium: a balloon poised on the nose of a seal. 3. teetering or wavering: to be poised on the brink of disaster. 4. hovering or suspended in or as… …   Universalium


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