Traducción: de espanol

compelling reason

  • 1 convincente

    adj.
    convincing.
    * * *
    1 convincing
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    * * *
    adjetivo convincing
    * * *
    = conclusive, convincing, credible, plausible, compelling, cogent, powerful, persuasive.
    Ex. It certainly cannot be called a conclusive or exhaustive guide to library resources.
    Ex. Among the documents that are worthy of consideration for abstracting are final reports, or other reports well supported by sound methodology and convincing evidence.
    Ex. The problem was to produce a credible operational definition of the term 'information education'.
    Ex. This incompleteness of search and retrieval therefore makes possible, and plausible, the existence of undiscovered public knowledge.
    Ex. This article examines the facets of the fee-or-free controversy and presents a compelling case that the issue is far from resolved.
    Ex. Children's librarians must plan to meet children's needs, and must be able to articulate the philosophy of children's library services in cogent terms.
    Ex. This book is a powerful eyewitness account of the Holocaust & how it affected both victims & oppressors.
    Ex. It has since been echoed repeatedly in the discussion of cataloging despite the persuasive and decisive refutation of it by Panizzi before the Royal Commission.
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    * de modo convincente = cogently, unconvincingly.
    * de un modo convincente = convincingly, forcibly.
    * evidencia convincente = convincing evidence.
    * excusa poco convincente = lame excuse.
    * poco convincente = unconvincing, inconclusive, pat, feeble.
    * presentación de un proyecto de manera convincente = business case.
    * pretexto poco convincente = lame excuse.
    * pruebas convincentes = convincing evidence.
    * razón convincente = compelling reason.
    * * *
    adjetivo convincing
    * * *
    = conclusive, convincing, credible, plausible, compelling, cogent, powerful, persuasive.

    Ex: It certainly cannot be called a conclusive or exhaustive guide to library resources.

    Ex: Among the documents that are worthy of consideration for abstracting are final reports, or other reports well supported by sound methodology and convincing evidence.
    Ex: The problem was to produce a credible operational definition of the term 'information education'.
    Ex: This incompleteness of search and retrieval therefore makes possible, and plausible, the existence of undiscovered public knowledge.
    Ex: This article examines the facets of the fee-or-free controversy and presents a compelling case that the issue is far from resolved.
    Ex: Children's librarians must plan to meet children's needs, and must be able to articulate the philosophy of children's library services in cogent terms.
    Ex: This book is a powerful eyewitness account of the Holocaust & how it affected both victims & oppressors.
    Ex: It has since been echoed repeatedly in the discussion of cataloging despite the persuasive and decisive refutation of it by Panizzi before the Royal Commission.
    * de modo convincente = cogently, unconvincingly.
    * de un modo convincente = convincingly, forcibly.
    * evidencia convincente = convincing evidence.
    * excusa poco convincente = lame excuse.
    * poco convincente = unconvincing, inconclusive, pat, feeble.
    * presentación de un proyecto de manera convincente = business case.
    * pretexto poco convincente = lame excuse.
    * pruebas convincentes = convincing evidence.
    * razón convincente = compelling reason.

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    convincing
    no estuvo muy convincente en sus explicaciones his explanations weren't very convincing
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    convincente adjetivo
    convincing
    convincente adjetivo convincing
    ' convincente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    contundente
    English:
    cogent
    - compelling
    - convincing
    - die out
    - forceful
    - lame
    - plausible
    - powerful
    - ring
    - sell
    - tenuous
    - unconvincing
    - weak
    - argue
    - explain
    - persuasive
    - strength
    - unsatisfactory
    * * *
    convincing
    * * *
    adj convincing
    * * *
    : convincing

    Spanish-English dictionary > convincente

  • 2 razón

    f.
    1 reason, cause, explanation, motive.
    2 intellect, intelligence, reason.
    3 ratio, rate.
    * * *
    1 (facultad) reason
    2 (motivo) reason, cause
    3 (mensaje) message
    4 (justicia) justice
    5 MATEMÁTICAS ratio, rate
    \
    a razón de in the ratio of, at the rate of
    asistirle a uno la razón to be in the right
    atender a razones to listen to reason
    con razón with good reason
    con razón o sin ella rightly or wrongly
    dar la razón a alguien to agree with somebody, say that somebody is right
    entrar en razón to listen to reason
    mandar razón to send a message
    no tener razón to be wrong
    perder la razón to lose one's reason
    'Razón aquí' "Enquire within", "Apply within"
    'Razón en portería' "Inquiries to caretaker"
    razón de más para... all the more reason to...
    tener razón to be right
    tener razones para hacer algo to have reason to do something
    razón de Estado reason of State
    razón de ser raison d'être
    razón social trade name
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    noun f.
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    SF
    1) (=facultad) reason

    entrar en razón — to see sense, listen to reason

    perder la razón — to go out of one's mind

    tener uso de razón: escribo desde que tengo uso de razón — I've been writing for as long as I can remember

    apenas tenían uso de razón cuando... — they were mere babes in arms when...

    2) (=verdad)

    asistir la razón, le asiste la razón — he has right on his side

    cargarse de razón — to have right fully on one's side

    quiero cargarme de razón antes de... — I want to be sure of my case before...

    con razón o sin ella — rightly or wrongly

    dar la razón a algn — (=estar de acuerdo) to agree that sb is right; (=apoyar) to side with sb

    quitar la razón a algn — to say sb is wrong

    razón le sobrashe's only too right

    tener razón — to be right

    3) (=motivo) reason

    ¿cuál era la razón de su visita? — what was the reason for his visit?

    la razón por la que lo hizo — the reason why he did it, the reason for his doing it

    con razón — with good reason

    están hartos con toda la razón (del mundo) — they're fed up and they have good reason to be, they're fed up and rightly so

    ¡con razón! — naturally!

    razón de más, razón de más para ayudarlas — all the more reason to help them

    en razón a o de — (=debido a) owing to; (=de acuerdo con) according to

    no atender a razones, no atiende a razones — he won't listen to reason

    4) (=información)

    razón: Princesa 4 — inquiries to 4 Princesa Street, for further details apply to 4 Princesa Street

    dar razón de algo/algn — to give information about sth/sb

    nadie supo dar razón de su paraderono one knew o could tell us his whereabouts

    mandar a algn razón de que haga algo — to send word (to sb) to do sth

    5) (Mat) ratio

    a razón de, a razón de cinco a siete — in the ratio of five to seven

    6) (Com)

    razón social — trade name, firm's name

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    1) (motivo, causa) reason

    ¿por qué razón lo hiciste? — why did you do it?

    se quejan sin razón/con razón — they're complaining for no good reason/they have good reason to complain

    razón de más para... — all the more reason to...

    en razón de los últimos sucesosin view of o owing to recent events

    atender or atenerse or avenirse a razones — to listen to reason

    razón: portería — inquiries to the doorman (AmE) o (BrE) porter

    razón: 874256 — call 874256

    dar razón de algo/alguien — to give information about something/somebody

    nadie le dio razón — (fam) no one could help him

    3) (verdad, acierto)

    tener or llevar razón — to be right

    tienes toda la razón — (fam) you're absolutely right

    4)
    a) ( inteligencia) reason
    b) ( cordura) reason

    perder la razón — to go out of one's mind; ( en sentido hiperbólico) to take leave of one's senses

    5) (Mat) ratio
    * * *
    = cause, ground, motive, reason, peg.
    Nota: En sentido figurado, razón o motivo utilizado como argumento para defender una actuación concreta.
    Ex. The commandment KOLN see COLOGNE should be sufficient cause for the rejection of the illicit proposal to establish OPERA -- KOLN.
    Ex. I think there are grounds for dispute on certain terms.
    Ex. Other title information is any title borne by an item indicative of the character, contents, etc. of the item or the motives for, or occasion of, its production or publication.
    Ex. The reason for its popularity was largely that it was based upon a principle of conformity in essentials, and freedom in details.
    Ex. The concepts currently being floated by UNESCO are such as will make convenient pegs to hang pleas for resources for bibliographic and library development to national governments.
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    * aducir razones = provide + reasons.
    * argumentar + Posesivo + razones = argue + Posesivo + case.
    * buscar razones que expliquen Algo = ascribe + reasons to.
    * confirmar que se tiene razón = prove + Posesivo + point, make + Posesivo + case.
    * con más razón aún = a fortiori.
    * con razón = rightly, quite rightly, understandably, rightfully.
    * con toda la razón = quite rightly.
    * darle la razón a Alguien = side in + Posesivo + favour.
    * dar razón de ser = bring + purpose.
    * dar una razón = give + reason.
    * demostrar que se tiene razón = prove + Posesivo + point, prove + point, make + Posesivo + case.
    * discriminatorio por razones de edad = ageist [agist].
    * el cliente siempre tiene la razón = the customer is always right.
    * en pleno uso de + Posesivo + razón = mentally fit.
    * en razón a = in the interest(s) of, on grounds.
    * en razón a que = on the grounds that/of.
    * entrar en razón = come to + Posesivo + senses.
    * esa es la razón por la que = that is why.
    * escuchar la voz de la razón = listen to + the voice of reason.
    * ésta es la razón por la que = this is why.
    * existir razones para = there + be + ground(s) for.
    * explicar las razones de = set out + the reasons for.
    * exponer las razones = discuss + the reasons.
    * exponer las razones de = set out + the reasons for.
    * exponer una razón = give + reason.
    * hay razones para pensar que = there + be + reason to believe that.
    * la razón de ser = the reason for being.
    * las razones de = the reason behind, the thinking behind, the reasoning behind, the idea behind.
    * la voz de la razón = the voice of reason.
    * llevar razón = be right, be in the right.
    * más allá de toda razón = beyond reason.
    * mostrar las razones por las que = show + cause why.
    * no tener razón = be wrong.
    * no tener razón de ser + Infinitivo = there + be + no sense in + Gerundio.
    * obras son amores y no buenas razones = actions speak louder than words.
    * ofrecer razones = provide + reasons.
    * perder la razón = lose + Posesivo + sanity.
    * permiso por razones familiares = family leave.
    * por alguna razón = for some reason, for whatever reason.
    * por cualquier razón = for whatever reason.
    * por encima de toda razón = beyond reason.
    * por esa razón = thereby, for that reason.
    * por esta razón = for this reason.
    * por esta única razón = for this reason alone.
    * por la sencilla razón = for no other reason.
    * por muchas razones = in many ways.
    * por razones + Adjetivo = for + Nombre + purposes.
    * por razones de = for the sake of.
    * por razones de seguridad = for security reasons, for safety reasons.
    * por razones éticas = on moral grounds.
    * por razones morales = on moral grounds.
    * por razones personales = for personal reasons.
    * por varias razones = for a variety of reasons, for a number of reasons.
    * principal razón = prime cause.
    * probar que se tiene razón = prove + Posesivo + point.
    * probrar que se tiene razón = make + Posesivo + case.
    * razón convincente = compelling reason.
    * razón de ser = point, raison d'etre, rationale, sense of purpose.
    * razones del movimiento de personal = turnover behaviour.
    * razones personales = personal reasons.
    * razón fundamental = rationale.
    * razón justificada = justified reason.
    * razón práctica = practical reason.
    * ser la razón de = lie at + the root of.
    * sin razón = wanton, for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin razón alguna = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin razón aparente = for no apparent reason, for apparently no reason.
    * sin razón justificada = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * tener razón = be correct, be right, be spot on, be in the right.
    * tener razones para pensar que = have + reason to believe that.
    * todas las razones del mundo = every reason.
    * visita por razones de investigación = research trip, research visit.
    * y con razón = and rightfully so.
    * * *
    1) (motivo, causa) reason

    ¿por qué razón lo hiciste? — why did you do it?

    se quejan sin razón/con razón — they're complaining for no good reason/they have good reason to complain

    razón de más para... — all the more reason to...

    en razón de los últimos sucesosin view of o owing to recent events

    atender or atenerse or avenirse a razones — to listen to reason

    razón: portería — inquiries to the doorman (AmE) o (BrE) porter

    razón: 874256 — call 874256

    dar razón de algo/alguien — to give information about something/somebody

    nadie le dio razón — (fam) no one could help him

    3) (verdad, acierto)

    tener or llevar razón — to be right

    tienes toda la razón — (fam) you're absolutely right

    4)
    a) ( inteligencia) reason
    b) ( cordura) reason

    perder la razón — to go out of one's mind; ( en sentido hiperbólico) to take leave of one's senses

    5) (Mat) ratio
    * * *
    = cause, ground, motive, reason, peg.
    Nota: En sentido figurado, razón o motivo utilizado como argumento para defender una actuación concreta.

    Ex: The commandment KOLN see COLOGNE should be sufficient cause for the rejection of the illicit proposal to establish OPERA -- KOLN.

    Ex: I think there are grounds for dispute on certain terms.
    Ex: Other title information is any title borne by an item indicative of the character, contents, etc. of the item or the motives for, or occasion of, its production or publication.
    Ex: The reason for its popularity was largely that it was based upon a principle of conformity in essentials, and freedom in details.
    Ex: The concepts currently being floated by UNESCO are such as will make convenient pegs to hang pleas for resources for bibliographic and library development to national governments.
    * aducir razones = provide + reasons.
    * argumentar + Posesivo + razones = argue + Posesivo + case.
    * buscar razones que expliquen Algo = ascribe + reasons to.
    * confirmar que se tiene razón = prove + Posesivo + point, make + Posesivo + case.
    * con más razón aún = a fortiori.
    * con razón = rightly, quite rightly, understandably, rightfully.
    * con toda la razón = quite rightly.
    * darle la razón a Alguien = side in + Posesivo + favour.
    * dar razón de ser = bring + purpose.
    * dar una razón = give + reason.
    * demostrar que se tiene razón = prove + Posesivo + point, prove + point, make + Posesivo + case.
    * discriminatorio por razones de edad = ageist [agist].
    * el cliente siempre tiene la razón = the customer is always right.
    * en pleno uso de + Posesivo + razón = mentally fit.
    * en razón a = in the interest(s) of, on grounds.
    * en razón a que = on the grounds that/of.
    * entrar en razón = come to + Posesivo + senses.
    * esa es la razón por la que = that is why.
    * escuchar la voz de la razón = listen to + the voice of reason.
    * ésta es la razón por la que = this is why.
    * existir razones para = there + be + ground(s) for.
    * explicar las razones de = set out + the reasons for.
    * exponer las razones = discuss + the reasons.
    * exponer las razones de = set out + the reasons for.
    * exponer una razón = give + reason.
    * hay razones para pensar que = there + be + reason to believe that.
    * la razón de ser = the reason for being.
    * las razones de = the reason behind, the thinking behind, the reasoning behind, the idea behind.
    * la voz de la razón = the voice of reason.
    * llevar razón = be right, be in the right.
    * más allá de toda razón = beyond reason.
    * mostrar las razones por las que = show + cause why.
    * no tener razón = be wrong.
    * no tener razón de ser + Infinitivo = there + be + no sense in + Gerundio.
    * obras son amores y no buenas razones = actions speak louder than words.
    * ofrecer razones = provide + reasons.
    * perder la razón = lose + Posesivo + sanity.
    * permiso por razones familiares = family leave.
    * por alguna razón = for some reason, for whatever reason.
    * por cualquier razón = for whatever reason.
    * por encima de toda razón = beyond reason.
    * por esa razón = thereby, for that reason.
    * por esta razón = for this reason.
    * por esta única razón = for this reason alone.
    * por la sencilla razón = for no other reason.
    * por muchas razones = in many ways.
    * por razones + Adjetivo = for + Nombre + purposes.
    * por razones de = for the sake of.
    * por razones de seguridad = for security reasons, for safety reasons.
    * por razones éticas = on moral grounds.
    * por razones morales = on moral grounds.
    * por razones personales = for personal reasons.
    * por varias razones = for a variety of reasons, for a number of reasons.
    * principal razón = prime cause.
    * probar que se tiene razón = prove + Posesivo + point.
    * probrar que se tiene razón = make + Posesivo + case.
    * razón convincente = compelling reason.
    * razón de ser = point, raison d'etre, rationale, sense of purpose.
    * razones del movimiento de personal = turnover behaviour.
    * razones personales = personal reasons.
    * razón fundamental = rationale.
    * razón justificada = justified reason.
    * razón práctica = practical reason.
    * ser la razón de = lie at + the root of.
    * sin razón = wanton, for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin razón alguna = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin razón aparente = for no apparent reason, for apparently no reason.
    * sin razón justificada = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * tener razón = be correct, be right, be spot on, be in the right.
    * tener razones para pensar que = have + reason to believe that.
    * todas las razones del mundo = every reason.
    * visita por razones de investigación = research trip, research visit.
    * y con razón = and rightfully so.

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    A (motivo, causa) reason
    tuvo sus razones para actuar así he had his reasons for acting like that
    la razón por la que te lo digo the reason (that) I'm telling you
    ¿por qué razón lo hiciste? why did you do it?
    la huelga ha de ser la razón por la que or por la cual no vino it must have been the strike that prevented him from coming
    no sé la razón que lo movió a hacer una cosa así I don't know what made him do o what induced him to do a thing like that
    se enojó y con razón she got angry and rightly so o and with good reason
    con razón o sin ella el caso es que se enfadó the fact is that, rightly or wrongly, she lost her temper
    se quejan sin razón they're complaining for nothing o for no good reason
    se quejan con razón they have good reason to complain, they have cause for complaint
    ¡con razón no contestaban el teléfono! no wonder they didn't answer the phone!, that's why o that explains why they didn't answer the phone!
    por una u otra razón siempre llega tarde he always arrives late for one reason or another
    razón de más para venir a vernos all the more reason to come and see us
    no hay razón para que no te quedes there's no reason why you can't stay
    por razones de seguridad for security reasons
    en razón de because of
    nadie resulta discriminado en razón de su edad, sexo o raza nobody is discriminated against on the grounds of o because of (their) age, sex or race
    la posibilidad de que haya sido secuestrado en razón del puesto que ocupa the possibility that he might have been kidnapped because of o on account of the position he holds
    en razón de los últimos acontecimientos in view of o owing to recent events
    Compuesto:
    registered name
    B
    (información): [ S ] Se alquila. Razón: portería For rent, inquiries to the super/caretaker
    [ S ] Se vende bicicleta. Razón: este establecimiento Bicycle for sale, inquire within
    [ S ] Se dan clases de inglés. Razón: 874256 English lessons given. Call 874256
    dar razón de algo/algn to give information about sth/sb
    no pudieron or supieron darnos razón de su paradero they were unable to tell us where to find him, they were unable to give us any information as to his whereabouts
    preguntó a todo el que encontraba si la habían visto pasar, pero nadie le dio razón ( fam); he asked everyone he came across if they had seen her go by, but no one could help him
    mandar razón a algn ( ant); to send word to sb
    Compuestos:
    raison d'être ( frml)
    ese problema no tiene razón de ser there's no reason for that problem to exist
    fpl reasons of State (pl)
    C
    (verdad, acierto): la razón está de su parte he's in the right
    esta vez tú tienes la razón this time you're right
    tuve que darle la razón I had to admit she was right
    me da la razón como a los locos ( fam); he just humors me
    tener or llevar razón to be right
    tienes toda la razón del mundo you're absolutely right
    D
    actuó guiado por la razón he acted on reason
    desde que tengo uso de razón for as long as I can remember
    2 (cordura) reason
    entrar en razón to see reason o sense
    perder la razón to lose one's reason, to go out of one's mind; (en sentido hiperbólico) to take leave of one's senses
    E ( Mat) ratio
    salimos a razón de 500 pesos cada uno it came out at 500 pesos each o a head
    Compuestos:
    difference
    razón directa/inversa
    direct/inverse ratio
    ratio
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    razón sustantivo femenino
    1 (motivo, causa) reason;

    se enojó y con razón she got angry and rightly so;
    con razón o sin ella rightly or wrongly;
    se quejan sin razón/con razón they're complaining for no good reason/they have good reason to complain;
    ¡con razón no contestaban! no wonder they didn't answer!;
    razón de más para … all the more reason to …
    2 (verdad, acierto): tener or llevar razón to be right;

    tienes toda la razón (fam) you're absolutely right
    3 ( habilidad para razonar) reason;

    desde que tengo uso de razón for as long as I can remember;
    entrar en razón to see reason o sense;
    perder la razón to go out of one's mind;

    ( en sentido hiperbólico) to take leave of one's senses
    razón sustantivo femenino
    1 (facultad) reason: razón y sentimiento a veces coinciden, reason and emotion sometimes coincide
    2 (verdad, acierto) rightness
    dar la razón a alguien, to say that sb is right
    tiene razón, he's right
    no tienes razón, you're wrong
    3 (motivo) reason: no tienes razón alguna para enfadarte, there is no reason to get angry
    4 (argumento) argument, reason: sus razones no eran demasiado convincentes, his arguments were not that convincing
    5 Mat ratio: avanzan a razón de diez kilómetros por día, they are advancing at the rate of ten kilometres per day
    6 (en un letrero) "razón portería", "details from caretaker"
    ♦ Locuciones: asistir la razón a alguien, to have right on one's side
    entrar en razón, to see sense
    no atender a razones, to refuse to see reason
    perder la razón, to lose the power of reason o to lose one's mind
    ' razón' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acá
    - admitir
    - dar
    - desvarío
    - estado
    - hacer
    - móvil
    - ociosa
    - ocioso
    - oponer
    - oscurecer
    - plausible
    - porfiar
    - pretender
    - sentida
    - sentido
    - trastornarse
    - turbar
    - argumento
    - aspecto
    - concluyente
    - convencer
    - descubrir
    - duda
    - justificación
    - motivo
    - oculto
    - peso
    - poder
    - punto
    - rata
    - suponer
    - temer
    - triunfar
    - uso
    English:
    accept
    - bear out
    - compelling
    - concede
    - guess
    - maybe
    - occasion
    - point
    - rate
    - ratio
    - reason
    - right
    - rightly
    - sense
    - show
    - somehow
    - understandably
    - wrong
    - absolutely
    - ageist
    - all
    - be
    - cause
    - could
    - deep
    - for
    - indeed
    - mind
    - nine
    - sanity
    - so
    - very
    - why
    * * *
    razón nf
    1. [causa, motivo, argumento] reason;
    la razón de la huelga/de que estén en huelga the reason for the strike/why they are on strike;
    no entiendo la razón de su marcha I don't understand why she's leaving;
    no hay razón para enfadarse there's no reason to get angry;
    la razón por la que voy the reason (why) I'm going;
    atender a razones to listen to reason;
    con mayor razón si… all the more so if…;
    ¡con razón no quería venir! no wonder he didn't want to come!;
    y con razón and quite rightly so;
    en o [m5] por razón de [en vista de] in view of;
    [a causa de] because of;
    por razones de salud/seguridad for health/safety reasons;
    razón de más para quedarse/protestar all the more reason to stay/protest;
    tiene razones para estar enojado he has good cause o good reason to be angry;
    tenemos razones para creer que… we have reason o cause to believe that…;
    sus razones tendrá para hacer eso she must have her reasons for doing something like that
    Pol razones de Estado reasons of state;
    razón de ser raison d'être;
    su actitud no tiene razón de ser her attitude is completely unjustified
    2. [verdad]
    la razón estaba de su parte, Formal [m5] le asistía la razón he was in the right, he had right on his side;
    razón no le falta he's quite right;
    con razón o sin ella rightly or wrongly;
    dar la razón a alguien to admit that sb is right;
    llevar o [m5] tener razón to be right;
    llevas o [m5] tienes toda la razón you're quite right;
    tener razón en o [m5] al hacer algo to be right to do sth;
    no tener razón to be wrong;
    quitar la razón a alguien [demostrar su equivocación] to prove sb wrong
    3. [juicio, inteligencia] reason;
    entrar en razón to see reason;
    no hay quien le haga entrar en razón no one can make him see reason;
    perder la razón to lose one's reason o mind
    4. [información]
    se vende casa: razón aquí [en letrero] house for sale: enquire within;
    dar razón de to give an account of;
    se recompensará a quien dé razón de su paradero there is a reward for anyone giving information regarding his whereabouts
    Com razón social trade name [of company]
    5. Mat ratio;
    a razón de at a rate of;
    salimos o [m5] tocamos a razón de 300 pesos por persona it worked out at 300 pesos per person
    6. Col, Méx, Ven [recado] message;
    Diego no está, ¿quiere dejarle razón? Diego's not in, do you want to leave a message?;
    viajo mañana, ¿tiene razón para su madre? I'm leaving tomorrow, do you have any messages for your mother?;
    pídale a su padre que mande razón ask her father to send us his news
    * * *
    f
    1 reason;
    sin razón for no reason;
    razón de más all the more reason;
    con mucha razón with good reason
    2
    :
    tener razón be right;
    dar la razón a alguien admit that s.o. is right
    :
    entrar en razón see sense;
    hacer entrar a alguien en razón make s.o. see sense;
    perder la razón lose one’s mind
    4 ( causa)
    :
    de because of;
    por razones de edad on the grounds of age
    5
    :
    * * *
    razón nf, pl razones
    1) motivo: reason, motive
    en razón de: by reason of, because of
    2) justicia: rightness, justice
    tener razón: to be right
    3) : reasoning, sense
    perder la razón: to lose one's mind
    4) : ratio, proportion
    * * *
    razón n (motivo) reason

    Spanish-English dictionary > razón

  • 3 razón convincente

    Ex. In other subject areas, if a compelling reason exists for grouping parts under the whole, it is desirable that the genus/species relationship and the whole/part relationship be kept separate.
    * * *

    Ex: In other subject areas, if a compelling reason exists for grouping parts under the whole, it is desirable that the genus/species relationship and the whole/part relationship be kept separate.

    Spanish-English dictionary > razón convincente

  • 4 hay

    1→ link=haber haber
    * * *
    there is, there are
    * * *
    * * *
    * * *
    = there's [there is].
    Nota: Contracción de there is.
    Ex. The constituent networks may have presidents and CEO's (chief executive officers), but that's a different issue; there's no single authority figure for the Internet as a whole.
    ----
    * Algo a lo que hay que dedicar mucho tiempo = time-consuming [time consuming].
    * donde hay humo, hay fuego = there's no smoke without fire, where there's smoke there's fire.
    * hay miradas que matan = if looks could kill....
    * hay que admitir = admittedly.
    * hay que confesar = confessedly.
    * hay que decir a su favor que = to + Posesivo + credit.
    * hay que destacar = importantly.
    * hay que empezar por el principio = first things must come first.
    * hay que mirar hacia el futuro = the show must go on.
    * hay que pensar en el futuro = the show must go on.
    * hay que reconocer = admittedly.
    * hay que seguir adelante = the show must go on.
    * hay razones para pensar que = there + be + reason to believe that.
    * hay suficientes motivos para pensar que = there + be + every reason to think that.
    * imponer orden en donde hay caos = bring + order out of chaos.
    * la idea que hay detrás de = the idea behind.
    * lo que hay que hacer = do + the right thing, the way to go.
    * lo que hay que hacer y lo que hay que evitar = do's and don'ts, rights and wrongs.
    * los hay para dar y regalar = there's one born every minute.
    * mientras hay vida hay esperanza = where there's life there's hope.
    * no hay = there ain't [there aren't/isn't].
    * no hay dos sin tres = things + come in threes.
    * no hay duda de que = undoubtedly.
    * no hay forma de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = every cloud has a silver lining, be a blessing in disguise.
    * no hay manera de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay modo de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay + Nombre + que sean = no + Nombre + be.
    * oportunidad pasajera de la que hay que aprovecharse = bandwagon.
    * que hay que dar muchas vueltas = circuitous.
    * que hay que dedicarle mucho tiempo = time-intensive.
    * si hay tiempo = time permitting.
    * si no hay ningún contratiempo = all being well.
    * tener lo que hay que tener = have + what it takes.
    * * *
    * * *
    = there's [there is].
    Nota: Contracción de there is.

    Ex: The constituent networks may have presidents and CEO's (chief executive officers), but that's a different issue; there's no single authority figure for the Internet as a whole.

    * Algo a lo que hay que dedicar mucho tiempo = time-consuming [time consuming].
    * donde hay humo, hay fuego = there's no smoke without fire, where there's smoke there's fire.
    * hay miradas que matan = if looks could kill....
    * hay que admitir = admittedly.
    * hay que confesar = confessedly.
    * hay que decir a su favor que = to + Posesivo + credit.
    * hay que destacar = importantly.
    * hay que empezar por el principio = first things must come first.
    * hay que mirar hacia el futuro = the show must go on.
    * hay que pensar en el futuro = the show must go on.
    * hay que reconocer = admittedly.
    * hay que seguir adelante = the show must go on.
    * hay razones para pensar que = there + be + reason to believe that.
    * hay suficientes motivos para pensar que = there + be + every reason to think that.
    * imponer orden en donde hay caos = bring + order out of chaos.
    * la idea que hay detrás de = the idea behind.
    * lo que hay que hacer = do + the right thing, the way to go.
    * lo que hay que hacer y lo que hay que evitar = do's and don'ts, rights and wrongs.
    * los hay para dar y regalar = there's one born every minute.
    * mientras hay vida hay esperanza = where there's life there's hope.
    * no hay = there ain't [there aren't/isn't].
    * no hay dos sin tres = things + come in threes.
    * no hay duda de que = undoubtedly.
    * no hay forma de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay mal que por bien no venga = every cloud has a silver lining, be a blessing in disguise.
    * no hay manera de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay modo de que = for the life of me.
    * no hay + Nombre + que sean = no + Nombre + be.
    * oportunidad pasajera de la que hay que aprovecharse = bandwagon.
    * que hay que dar muchas vueltas = circuitous.
    * que hay que dedicarle mucho tiempo = time-intensive.
    * si hay tiempo = time permitting.
    * si no hay ningún contratiempo = all being well.
    * tener lo que hay que tener = have + what it takes.

    * * *
    haber1 (↑ haber (1))
    * * *

    hay see
    haber


    ' hay' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abajo
    - abismal
    - acabar
    - alguien
    - alguna
    - alguno
    - animosidad
    - arriba
    - atrancar
    - auspicio
    - barrera
    - bocacalle
    - camaradería
    - casa
    - casarse
    - caza
    - ceñirse
    - cerrarse
    - coger
    - colegio
    - color
    - comer
    - combatir
    - combinar
    - como
    - concienciar
    - congruencia
    - conjugar
    - consignar
    - consistente
    - constatar
    - contingencia
    - convenir
    - corporativismo
    - cosa
    - cotejar
    - cuestación
    - demasiada
    - demasiado
    - derecha
    - derecho
    - desagradable
    - desnivel
    - despelote
    - despertarse
    - despolitizar
    - difusor
    - difusora
    - dispar
    - dobladillo
    English:
    ablaze
    - absence
    - abundance
    - activity
    - agree
    - ahead
    - alive
    - along
    - alphabetically
    - amiss
    - another
    - antidote
    - anyone
    - anywhere
    - appreciate
    - backlog
    - backup
    - bar
    - be
    - below
    - besides
    - between
    - blue-collar
    - board
    - bond
    - bug
    - bundle up
    - burn out
    - but
    - call
    - call for
    - cause
    - chronic
    - clause
    - close
    - cloud
    - coast
    - commotion
    - compelling
    - competitor
    - connected
    - crack
    - crisps
    - damn
    - dead
    - deficiency
    - development
    - dip
    - disturbing
    - do
    * * *
    * * *
    vbhaber
    * * *
    * * *
    hay vb there is / there are

    Spanish-English dictionary > hay

  • 5 imperioso

    adj.
    imperious, dictatorial, commanding, domineering.
    * * *
    1 (autoritario) imperious
    2 (necesario) urgent, pressing
    \
    necesidad imperiosa pressing need
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=autoritario) imperious
    2) (=urgente) pressing, urgent

    necesidad imperiosa — pressing need, absolute necessity

    * * *
    - sa adjetivo
    a) < necesidad> urgent, pressing (before n)
    b) <tono/carácter> imperious
    * * *
    = imperious, driving, peremptory.
    Ex. As she ascended the staircase to the library director's office, she tried to fathom the reason for the imperious summons.
    Ex. Self-actualization is the driving need to reach one's own potential.
    Ex. The author's argumentation is vehement, sometimes peremptory, but not conclusive.
    ----
    * necesidad imperiosa = desperate need.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo
    a) < necesidad> urgent, pressing (before n)
    b) <tono/carácter> imperious
    * * *
    = imperious, driving, peremptory.

    Ex: As she ascended the staircase to the library director's office, she tried to fathom the reason for the imperious summons.

    Ex: Self-actualization is the driving need to reach one's own potential.
    Ex: The author's argumentation is vehement, sometimes peremptory, but not conclusive.
    * necesidad imperiosa = desperate need.

    * * *
    1 ‹necesidad› urgent, pressing ( before n)
    2 ‹tono/carácter› imperious
    * * *

    imperioso,-a adjetivo
    1 (dominante) imperious
    2 (indispensable, vital) vital, imperative: para él era imperioso volver a casa, it was vital for him to get home
    ' imperioso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    imperiosa
    English:
    imperious
    - imperative
    * * *
    imperioso, -a adj
    1. [autoritario] imperious
    2. [apremiante] urgent, pressing
    * * *
    adj
    1 necesidad compelling, pressing
    2 persona imperious
    * * *
    imperioso, -sa adj
    1) : imperious
    2) : pressing, urgent

    Spanish-English dictionary > imperioso

  • 6 alguna

    adj.
    1 some, some or other, a, a certain.
    ¿Vino alguna niña? did a little girl come
    ¿Necesitáis alguna ayuda do you need any help
    ¿Ha venido alguno has anyone come
    Alguna vez sometimes, now and then
    Busco alguno que me ayude, I'm looking for somebody to help me. Alguna que otr vez, from time to time
    2 any.
    3 at all, of any kind.
    No hay manera alguna There's no way at all.
    pron.
    1 any one.
    2 someone, anybody, anyone, somebody.
    * * *
    1. f., (m. - alguno) 2. f., (m. - alguno)
    * * *

     

    alguno,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (afirmativo) some: algunos críticos elogiaron la obra, some critics praised the work
    algunas veces me río sin motivo, some times I laugh for no reason
    alguna que otra vez, now and then
    2 (interrogativo) any: ¿tienes alguna cita para mañana?, have you any appointments for tomorrow?
    3 (negativo) not at all: en este crimen no hay móvil alguno, there's no motive at all for this crime
    II pron indef
    1 someone, somebody
    alguno que otro, someone or other 2 algunos,-as, some (people)
    ' alguna' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alguno
    - base
    - caber
    - deber
    - duda
    - expiar
    - gamberrada
    - jamás
    - ladrón
    - ladrona
    - quite
    - razón
    - relación
    - reventa
    - vez
    - causa
    - circunstancia
    - manera
    - ocasión
    - parte
    English:
    any
    - anything
    - anywhere
    - be
    - catch
    - come up with
    - compelling
    - complaint
    - connected
    - consider
    - discomfort
    - ever
    - goings-on
    - gripe
    - in
    - maintenance
    - must
    - occur
    - odd
    - off
    - once
    - one
    - reason
    - scour
    - somehow
    - something
    - sometimes
    - somewhere
    - acting
    - other
    - trickle
    - way

    Spanish-English dictionary > alguna

  • 7 Alá2

    = Allah.
    Ex. When women frequently go to family restaurants, this leads to them going out of their homes excessively for no reason, which goes against the command of Allah.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Alá2

  • 8 CODEN

    = CODEN.
    Nota: Codigo alfanumérico, permanente y único usado para identificar las publicaciones seriadas y periódicas y administrado por CAS (Chemical Abstracts Services).
    Ex. I am going to exclude from the model access by ISBN, ISSN, wrong ISSN, CODEN, or Library of Congress card number for the obvious reason that users do not know these number codes.
    * * *
    Nota: Codigo alfanumérico, permanente y único usado para identificar las publicaciones seriadas y periódicas y administrado por CAS (Chemical Abstracts Services).

    Ex: I am going to exclude from the model access by ISBN, ISSN, wrong ISSN, CODEN, or Library of Congress card number for the obvious reason that users do not know these number codes.

    Spanish-English dictionary > CODEN

  • 9 Construcción Pasiva de un Verbo

    = get + Participio
    Ex. The reason such a question gets asked so often is because there's no agreed upon answer that neatly sums up the Internet.
    * * *
    = get + Participio

    Ex: The reason such a question gets asked so often is because there's no agreed upon answer that neatly sums up the Internet.

    Spanish-English dictionary > Construcción Pasiva de un Verbo

  • 10 H

    f.
    h, letter h.
    * * *
    h
    1 ( habitante) inhabitant
    ————————
    h
    1 ( hora) hour; (abreviatura) h
    * * *
    I =h
    ['ate]
    SF (=letra) H, h II
    ABR
    2) (Quím)
    = hidrógeno H III
    ABR
    = hora h., hr.
    * * *
    h femenino ( read as ['atʃe]) the letter H, h ( ver tb hache)
    * * *
    ----
    * * *
    h femenino ( read as ['atʃe]) the letter H, h ( ver tb hache)
    * * *
    * bomba H = hydrogen bomb (H-bomb).
    * * *
    H, h
    ( read as /ˈatʃe/)
    1 (= hombre) M, male
    2 (= hembra) F, female
    * * *

    Multiple Entries:
    H    
    h.
    H,
    h sustantivo femenino ( read as /'atʃe/) the letter H, h ( ver tb hache)

    H, h f (letra) H, h

    'h' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - H
    - pasar
    - S.A.R.
    - sabihonda
    - sabihondo
    - sabionda
    - sabiondo
    - h.
    - hache
    - hacienda
    English:
    A
    - alcohol
    - alcoholic
    - antihistamine
    - behalf
    - boyhood
    - brotherhood
    - coherent
    - cohesion
    - cohesive
    - courtship
    - cubbyhole
    - diehard
    - dojo
    - fish-hook
    - H
    - ha ha
    - habitual
    - habitually
    - haematology
    - haemoglobin
    - haemophilia
    - haemophiliac
    - half
    - half-a-dozen
    - half-baked
    - half-breed
    - half-brother
    - half-caste
    - half-closed
    - half-day
    - half-dead
    - half-dressed
    - half-empty
    - half-full
    - half-hearted
    - half-heartedly
    - half-heartedness
    - half-holiday
    - half-hourly
    - half-mast
    - half-monthly
    - half-moon
    - half-naked
    - half-open
    - half-pay
    - half-pint
    - half-serious
    - half-sister
    - half-time
    * * *
    H1 (abrev de Hermano)
    Br
    H2
    1. (abrev de Hombre) M
    2. (abrev de Hembra) F
    H, h ['atʃe] nf
    [letra] H, h; Fam
    por h o por b for one reason or another
    * * *
    h nf
    : eighth letter of the Spanish alphabet

    Spanish-English dictionary > H

  • 11 MIDAS

    * * *
    Ex. A major reason for this decision was the introduction of the MIDAS (Multimode International Data Acquisition System) international data transmission link, which made it economically feasible for libraries in Australia to use the major international services in the USA.
    * * *

    Ex: A major reason for this decision was the introduction of the MIDAS (Multimode International Data Acquisition System) international data transmission link, which made it economically feasible for libraries in Australia to use the major international services in the USA.

    * * *
    Midas
    ser un rey Midas to have the Midas touch
    * * *
    Midas n pr
    Mitol
    el rey Midas King Midas

    Spanish-English dictionary > MIDAS

  • 12 a

    prep.
    1 to.
    voy a Madrid I'm going to Madrid
    me voy al extranjero I'm going abroad
    llegó a Buenos Aires/a la fiesta he arrived in Buenos Aires/at the party
    2 at (moment).
    a las siete at seven o'clock
    a los once años at the age of eleven
    al caer la noche at nightfall
    al oír la noticia se desmayó on hearing the news, she fainted
    Llegué al amanecer I arrived at dawn.
    3 per, every (frecuency).
    40 horas a la semana 40 hours per o a week
    tres veces al día three times a day
    4 to.
    dáselo a Ricardo give it to Ricardo
    dile a Ricardo que venga tell Ricardo to come
    5 to.
    entró a pagar he came in to pay
    aprender a nadar to learn to swim
    6 by, about to, for.
    * * *
    A, a
    nombre femenino (pl as o aes)
    1 (la letra) A, a
    ————————
    A
    1 ( Alteza) Highness; (abreviatura) H
    ————————
    A
    1 ( autopista) motorway; (abreviatura) M
    ————————
    A
    1 ( amperio) ampere, amp; (símbolo) A
    * * *
    prep.
    1) to
    2) into
    3) in
    4) at
    5) on
    6) with
    * * *
    SF = a (=letra) A, a
    * * *
    a femenino (pl aes) ( read as [a]) the letter A, a
    * * *
    = for, per, to.
    Ex. The fine policy matrix corresponds to the loan policy matrix, cell for cell.
    Ex. Indexing can thus be achieved at a detailed level, with often many terms per document, with almost no indexing effort.
    Ex. Accessibility to the documents stored in files is an important factor, so the physical storage is important.
    ----
    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la mano de = available at the fingertips of.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
    * a últ

    * * *
    a
    La preposición a suele emplearse precedida de ciertos verbos como empezar, ir, oler, sonar etc, en cuyo caso ver bajo el respectivo verbo.
    No se traduce cuando introduce el complemento directo de persona (ser humano, pronombres personales que lo representan como quien, alguien, etc) o un nombre con un objeto o animal personalizado: amo a mi patria = I love my country, pasear al perro = to walk the dog.
    En los casos en que precede al artículo definido el para formar la contracción al, ver bajo la siguiente entrada, donde también se encontrarán otros ejemplos y usos de a.
    A (en relaciones de espacio, lugar)
    voy a México/a la fiesta I'm going to Mexico/to the party
    voy a casa I'm going home
    dobla a la derecha turn right
    se cayó al río she fell into the river
    estaban sentados a la mesa they were sitting at the table
    a orillas del Ebro on the banks of the Ebro
    se sentó al sol he sat in the sun
    se sentó a mi derecha he sat down to the right of me o on my right
    a la vuelta de la esquina around the corner
    queda al norte de Toledo it's (to the) north of Toledo
    3
    (indicando distancia): está a diez kilómetros de aquí it's ten kilometers from here, it's ten kilometers away
    está a unos 20 minutos de aquí it takes o it's about 20 minutes from here, it's a 20 minute drive ( o walk etc) from here
    1 (señalando hora, momento, fecha) at
    abren a las ocho they open at eight o'clock
    ¿a qué hora vengo? what time shall I come?
    a eso de las dos at around o about two o'clock
    a mediados de abril in mid-April
    hoy estamos a 20 it's the 20th today
    al día siguiente the next o following day
    empezó a hablar a los diez meses he started talking when he was ten months old o at ten months
    llegó a la mañana/noche ( RPl); he arrived in the morning/at night
    2 al + INF:
    se cayó al bajar del autobús she fell as she was getting off the bus
    al verlo me di cuenta de que ya no lo quería when I saw him o on seeing him, I realized that I no longer loved him
    al salir de la estación torcí a la izquierda I turned left out of the station
    3
    (indicando distancia en el tiempo): a escasos minutos de su llegada (después) just a few minutes after she arrived; (antes) just a few minutes before she arrived
    trabajan de lunes a viernes/de una a cinco they work (from) Monday to Friday/from one to five
    a los diez minutos del primer tiempo ten minutes into the first half o after ten minutes of the first half
    estaré en París de martes a jueves I'll be in Paris from Tuesday until Thursday, I'll be in Paris Tuesday through Thursday ( AmE)
    C
    (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia): tres veces al día/a la semana three times a day/a week
    sale a 2.000 euros por cabeza it works out at 2,000 euros per person
    iban a 100 kilómetros por hora they were going (at) 100 kilometers per hour
    nos ganaron cinco a tres they beat us by five points to three, they beat us five three o ( AmE) five to three
    D
    (indicando modo, estilo): fuimos a pie/a caballo we walked/rode, we went on foot/on horseback
    pollo al horno/a la brasa roast/barbecued chicken
    un peinado a lo Rodolfo Valentino a Rudolph Valentino hairstyle
    a crédito on credit
    ilustraciones a todo color full-color illustrations
    una tela a rayas a piece of striped material
    1
    (introduciendo el complemento directo de persona): ¿viste a José? did you see José?
    la policía está buscando al asesino the police are looking for the murderer
    no he leído a Freud I haven't read (any) Freud
    busca una secretaria bilingüe he's looking for a bilingual secretary
    ]
    2
    (introduciendo el complemento indirecto): le escribió una carta a su padre he wrote a letter to his father, he wrote his father a letter
    dáselo/dáselos a ella give it/them to her
    les enseña inglés a mis hijos she teaches my children English
    suave al tacto soft to the touch
    agradable al oído pleasing to the ear
    3
    (indicando procedencia): se lo compré a una gitana I bought it from o ( colloq) off a gipsy
    F
    enséñale a nadar teach him to swim
    fue a preguntar he went to ask
    a que + SUBJ:
    los instó a que participaran he urged them to take part
    voy a ir a que me hagan un chequeo I'm going to go and have a checkup
    2 ( fam)
    (para): ¿a qué tanta ceremonia? what's all the fuss for?
    ¿a qué le fuiste a decir eso? what did you go and tell him that for?
    3
    a por ( Esp fam): bajo a por pan I'm going down to get some bread o for some bread ( colloq)
    ¿quién va a ir a por los niños? who's going to fetch o get the children?
    ¡a por ello! go for it!
    los puntos a tratar en la reunión de mañana the points to be discussed at tomorrow's meeting
    es una idea a tener en cuenta it's an idea to bear in mind o that should be borne in mind
    total a pagar total payable
    horario a convenir hours to be arranged
    H
    1
    (en órdenes): ¡a la cama, niños! off to bed, children!
    ¡a callar! shut up! ( colloq)
    vamos ¡a trabajar! come on, let's get some work done!
    a decir verdad to tell you the truth
    a juzgar por lo que tú dices judging from what you say
    3 ( fam)
    (en cuanto a): a tozudo no hay quien le gane when it comes to being stubborn there's nobody like him
    4
    (indicando causa): a petición del interesado ( frml); at the request of the interested party
    al + INF:
    al no saber idiomas está en desventaja as he doesn't speak any languages he is at a disadvantage, he's at a disadvantage not speaking any languages
    5
    (expresando desafío): ¿a que no sabes qué nota me puso? you'll never guess what mark she gave me!
    tú no te atreverías — ¿a que sí? you wouldn't dare — do you want to o a bet? ( colloq)
    ¡a que no puedes! bet you can't! ( colloq)
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    Multiple Entries:
    A    
    a
    A,
    a sustantivo femenino (pl aes) (read as /a/) the letter A, a

    a preposición Nota:
    La preposición a suele emplearse precedida de ciertos verbos como empezar, ir, oler, sonar etc, en cuyo caso ver bajo el respectivo verbo.No se traduce cuando introduce el complemento directo de persona (ser humano, pronombres personales que lo representan, como quien, alguien, algún etc) o un nombre con un objeto o animal personalizado: amo a mi patria = I love my country, paseo a mi perro = I walk my dog.En los casos en que precede al artículo definido el para formar la contracción al, ver bajo la siguiente entrada, donde también se encontrarán otros ejemplos y usos de a.
    1

    voy a México/la tienda I'm going to Mexico/to the shop;

    voy a casa I'm going home;
    se cayó al río she fell into the river


    a orillas del Ebro on the banks of the Ebro;
    se sentó al sol he sat in the sun;
    se sentó a mi derecha he sat down on my right


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


    a la hora de comer at lunch time;
    ¿a qué hora vengo? what time shall I come?;
    a mediados de abril in mid-April;
    al día siguiente the next o following day

    hoy estamos a lunes/a 20 today is Monday/it's the 20th today

    c) al + inf:


    al enterarse de la noticia when he learnt o on learning the news



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

    sale a 100 euros cada uno it works out at 100 euros each;
    a 100 kilómetros por hora (at) 100 kilometers per hour;
    nos ganaron cinco a tres they beat us five three o (AmE) five to three
    4 (indicando modo, medio, estilo):
    a pie/a caballo on foot/on horseback;

    a crédito on credit;
    funciona a pilas it runs on batteries;
    a mano by hand;
    a rayas striped;
    vestirse a lo punk to wear punk clothes
    5

    ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

    no he leído a Freud I haven't read (any) Freud


    dáselo a ella give it to her;
    les enseña inglés a mis hijos she teaches my children English;
    le echó (la) llave a la puerta she locked the door

    se lo compré a una gitana I bought it from o (colloq) off a gipsy

    A, a f (letra) A
    'A' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    a. C.
    - a.m.
    - abajeña
    - abajeño
    - abanderada
    - abanderado
    - abandonar
    - abandonada
    - abandonado
    - abanico
    - abarquillada
    - abarquillado
    - abarrotada
    - abarrotado
    - abasto
    - abatida
    - abatido
    - abatirse
    - abdicar
    - aberración
    - abertura
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abigarrada
    - abigarrado
    - abigarrar
    - ablandar
    - ablusada
    - ablusado
    - abnegada
    - abnegado
    - abobada
    - abobado
    - abocada
    - abocado
    - abogacía
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abombada
    - abombado
    - abonar
    - abonada
    - abonado
    - abonarse
    - abono
    - abordar
    - abordaje
    - aborregar
    - abortar
    - abortiva
    English:
    A
    - A-level
    - a.m.
    - abandon
    - abandoned
    - abide by
    - ability
    - abject
    - abnormal
    - aboard
    - aborigine
    - abortion
    - abortive
    - about
    - above
    - above-board
    - above-mentioned
    - abrasive
    - abreast
    - abridged
    - abrupt
    - absent
    - absent-minded
    - absolute
    - absolutely
    - absorbed
    - abstemious
    - abstract
    - absurd
    - abundant
    - abuse
    - abusive
    - abysmal
    - academic
    - academy
    - accede
    - accent
    - acceptable
    - access
    - accident-prone
    - accidental
    - accidentally
    - acclimatized
    - accommodate
    - accommodation
    - accomplish
    - accomplished
    - account
    - account for
    - accountable
    * * *
    A
    1. (abrev de autopista) Br M, US freeway
    2. (abrev de alfil) [en notación de ajedrez] B
    A, a [a] nf
    [letra] A, a;
    si por a o por be… if for any reason…
    * * *
    a
    prp
    al este de to the east of;
    a casa home;
    ir a la cama/al cine go to bed/to the movies;
    ¡a trabajar! get to work!;
    vamos a Buenos Aires we’re going to Buenos Aires;
    voy a casa de Marta I’m going to Marta’s (house)
    a la mesa at the table;
    al lado de next to;
    a la derecha on the right;
    al sol in the sun;
    a treinta kilómetros de Cuzco thirty kilometers from Cuzco;
    está a cinco kilómetros it’s five kilometers away
    :
    ¿a qué hora llegas? what time do you arrive?;
    a las tres at three o’clock;
    de once a doce from eleven (o’clock) to twelve;
    estamos a quince de febrero it’s February fifteenth;
    a los treinta años at the age of thirty;
    a la llegada del tren when the train arrives
    :
    a la española the Spanish way;
    a mano by hand;
    a pie on foot;
    a 50 kilómetros por hora at fifty kilometers an hour
    :
    ¿a cómo o
    cuánto está? how much is it?;
    están a dos pesos el kilo they are two pesos a kilo
    :
    dáselo a tu hermano give it to your brother
    :
    vi a mi padre I saw my father
    :
    empezar a begin to;
    jugar a las cartas play cards;
    decidirse a hacer algo decide to do sth;
    voy a comprarlo I’m going to buy it;
    a decir verdad to tell the truth
    :
    ¿a que no lo sabes? I bet you don’t know;
    a ver OK, right;
    a ver lo que pasa ahora let’s see what happens now
    abr (= alias) aka (= also known as)
    * * *
    a nf
    : first letter of the Spanish alphabet
    a prep
    1) : to
    nos vamos a México: we're going to Mexico
    ¿llamaste a tu papá?: did you call your dad?
    como a usted le guste: as you wish
    3) : in the manner of
    papas a la francesa: french fries
    4) : on, by means of
    a pie: on foot
    5) : per, each
    tres pastillas al día: three pills per day
    enséñales a leer: teach them to read
    problemas a resolver: problems to be solved
    * * *
    a prep
    3. (distancia) away
    está a un kilómetro de aquí it's one kilometre from here / it's one kilometre away
    4. (tiempo) at
    5. (distribución, cantidad, medida, precio) a / at
    tocamos a 1.000 cada uno it works out at 1,000 each
    fui a pie I walked / I went on foot
    hecho a mano handmade / made by hand
    ¿has visto a Iván? have you seen Iván?
    9. (para) for
    10. (de) from

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 13 a primera vista

    (adj.) = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush
    Ex. This definitely one of its strengths, even if the schedules may seem a little daunting on first acquaintance.
    Ex. At first sight, there seems to be no good reason to distinguish between telecommunication networks and data networks.
    Ex. On first inspection it may appear that the words used in indexes to represent concepts can merely be determined by considering normal usage.
    Ex. On the face of it, that sounds like an even more difficult concept to comprehend, let alone implement in a working model.
    Ex. At first blush, nothing seemed particularly ominous about the formation of the ad hoc committee.
    Ex. We have already noted that at first glance the outline of main classes appears traditional.
    Ex. Finally, libraries as a physical environment seem on the surface the least likely to exist in a digital future.
    Ex. Ordinarily a distributor of a libel would be prima facie liable.
    Ex. The first-blush reaction to their astonishing long-term strategy for achieving national energy independence is that they must be joking.
    * * *
    (adj.) = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush

    Ex: This definitely one of its strengths, even if the schedules may seem a little daunting on first acquaintance.

    Ex: At first sight, there seems to be no good reason to distinguish between telecommunication networks and data networks.
    Ex: On first inspection it may appear that the words used in indexes to represent concepts can merely be determined by considering normal usage.
    Ex: On the face of it, that sounds like an even more difficult concept to comprehend, let alone implement in a working model.
    Ex: At first blush, nothing seemed particularly ominous about the formation of the ad hoc committee.
    Ex: We have already noted that at first glance the outline of main classes appears traditional.
    Ex: Finally, libraries as a physical environment seem on the surface the least likely to exist in a digital future.
    Ex: Ordinarily a distributor of a libel would be prima facie liable.
    Ex: The first-blush reaction to their astonishing long-term strategy for achieving national energy independence is that they must be joking.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a primera vista

  • 14 a propósito de nada

    = for no specific reason, for no particular reason
    Ex. On February 20, 2000, she was arrested at home by police for no specific reason and illegally detained for fifteen days.
    Ex. Nearly a third of internet users go online on a typical day for no particular reason, just for fun or to pass the time.
    * * *
    = for no specific reason, for no particular reason

    Ex: On February 20, 2000, she was arrested at home by police for no specific reason and illegally detained for fifteen days.

    Ex: Nearly a third of internet users go online on a typical day for no particular reason, just for fun or to pass the time.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a propósito de nada

  • 15 a tontas y locas

    = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason
    Ex. The way to live like there's no tomorrow is to basically love life and be as crazy as possible and take risks and chances.
    Ex. Many disliked the movement, which was abstract and appeared to be without rhyme or reason.
    * * *
    = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason

    Ex: The way to live like there's no tomorrow is to basically love life and be as crazy as possible and take risks and chances.

    Ex: Many disliked the movement, which was abstract and appeared to be without rhyme or reason.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a tontas y locas

  • 16 a veces

    adv.
    sometimes, occasionally, at times, now and then.
    * * *
    sometimes
    * * *
    = at times, sometimes, at various times, from time to time, on occasion(s)
    Ex. The term category has been at times used somewhat loosely in the literature of indexing and, for this reason, it can cause confusion.
    Ex. Plainly such representative sections may not be present in many documents, but sometimes an extract from the results, conclusions or recommendations of a document may serve to identify the key issues covered by the entire document.
    Ex. At various times the library holds computer classes for children and adults.
    Ex. From time to time it may be necessary to consult external references sources in order for the indexer to achieve a sufficient understanding of the document content for effective indexing.
    Ex. The notation uses upper case letters and arabic numerals 1 to 9; and on occasion the hyphen.
    * * *
    = at times, sometimes, at various times, from time to time, on occasion(s)

    Ex: The term category has been at times used somewhat loosely in the literature of indexing and, for this reason, it can cause confusion.

    Ex: Plainly such representative sections may not be present in many documents, but sometimes an extract from the results, conclusions or recommendations of a document may serve to identify the key issues covered by the entire document.
    Ex: At various times the library holds computer classes for children and adults.
    Ex: From time to time it may be necessary to consult external references sources in order for the indexer to achieve a sufficient understanding of the document content for effective indexing.
    Ex: The notation uses upper case letters and arabic numerals 1 to 9; and on occasion the hyphen.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a veces

  • 17 absentismo escolar

    m.
    school absenteeism, truancy, absenteeism.
    * * *
    (n.) = truancy
    Ex. A prime reason for an illiteracy level of approximately 25% in Jamaica is that schooling takes second place to family agricultural tasks; this situation encourages deliberate truancy.
    * * *
    (n.) = truancy

    Ex: A prime reason for an illiteracy level of approximately 25% in Jamaica is that schooling takes second place to family agricultural tasks; this situation encourages deliberate truancy.

    * * *
    truancy

    Spanish-English dictionary > absentismo escolar

  • 18 absorbente

    adj.
    1 absorbent (esponja, material).
    2 absorbing, enthralling, consuming, gripping.
    3 egocentric.
    m.
    1 absorbent, absorbefacient, substance capable of absorbing.
    2 drinking straw.
    * * *
    1 absorbent
    2 figurado (trabajo) absorbing, engrossing; (exigente) demanding
    3 figurado (persona) overbearing, domineering
    1 absorbent
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (Quím) absorbent
    2) (=interesante) interesting, absorbing; [tarea] demanding; [amor] possessive, tyrannical
    2.

    absorbente higiénico — sanitary towel, sanitary napkin (EEUU)

    * * *
    1) <esponja/papel> absorbent
    2) < persona> demanding; <hobby/tarea> time-consuming; < profesión> demanding
    * * *
    = absorbent, absorbing, absorptive.
    Ex. At this stage the paper was called waterleaf, and was absorbent like blotting-paper.
    Ex. Administration of reference services is an absorbing challenge.
    Ex. Action to alleviate information inequity should be guided by more knowledge of the absorptive process that is unique to each cultural group.
    * * *
    1) <esponja/papel> absorbent
    2) < persona> demanding; <hobby/tarea> time-consuming; < profesión> demanding
    * * *
    = absorbent, absorbing, absorptive.

    Ex: At this stage the paper was called waterleaf, and was absorbent like blotting-paper.

    Ex: Administration of reference services is an absorbing challenge.
    Ex: Action to alleviate information inequity should be guided by more knowledge of the absorptive process that is unique to each cultural group.

    * * *
    A ‹esponja/papel› absorbent
    B
    1 ‹persona› demanding
    ella es tan absorbente she demands so much of his time and attention
    2 ‹hobby/tarea› time-consuming
    es un trabajo absorbente it's a job which takes up a lot of time and energy
    * * *

    absorbente adjetivo
    1esponja/papel absorbent
    2 persona demanding;
    hobby/tarea time-consuming;
    profesión demanding
    absorbente adjetivo
    1 (material) absorbent
    2 fig (tarea) absorbing, engrossing
    ' absorbente' also found in these entries:
    English:
    absorbing
    - absorbent
    - compelling
    * * *
    adj
    1. [esponja, material] absorbent
    2. [persona, carácter] demanding
    3. [actividad] absorbing
    nm
    absorbent
    * * *
    adj absorbent;
    ser muy absorbente papel de cocina be highly absorbent; libro be engrossing; persona demand a great deal of attention
    * * *
    1) : absorbent
    2) : absorbing, engrossing

    Spanish-English dictionary > absorbente

  • 19 acercarse a

    v.
    1 to get close to, to approach, to come up close to, to go up to.
    2 to get close to.
    * * *
    (v.) = approach, get + anywhere near, move into, move toward(s), move + closer to, reach out to, come nigh (to)
    Ex. The searcher may be the end user, but the end user is approaching the search in some ignorance of his real requirements, or of the literature that might be available to meet those requirements.
    Ex. Am I getting anywhere near your question concerning the problem of displaying or sequencing?.
    Ex. As we move into the 21st century there is a growing realization that information holds the key to health.
    Ex. Nobody could have guessed from the librarian's placid demeanor that she was in a state of extreme agitation as she moved toward Edmonds' door.
    Ex. By taking this step, they moved closer to becoming a true 'library without walls'.
    Ex. The main reason for providing such a service is to reach out to those users who would not visit the library if it offered traditional services only.
    Ex. And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.
    * * *
    (v.) = approach, get + anywhere near, move into, move toward(s), move + closer to, reach out to, come nigh (to)

    Ex: The searcher may be the end user, but the end user is approaching the search in some ignorance of his real requirements, or of the literature that might be available to meet those requirements.

    Ex: Am I getting anywhere near your question concerning the problem of displaying or sequencing?.
    Ex: As we move into the 21st century there is a growing realization that information holds the key to health.
    Ex: Nobody could have guessed from the librarian's placid demeanor that she was in a state of extreme agitation as she moved toward Edmonds' door.
    Ex: By taking this step, they moved closer to becoming a true 'library without walls'.
    Ex: The main reason for providing such a service is to reach out to those users who would not visit the library if it offered traditional services only.
    Ex: And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acercarse a

  • 20 achicarse

    pron.v.
    1 to get smaller; to shrink.
    2 (fig.) To humble, to eat humble pie.
    3 to do oneself down, to belittle oneself (rebajarse). (Latin American)
    * * *
    1 (amenguarse) to get smaller
    2 (amilanarse) to lose heart
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=empequeñecerse) to get smaller; [ropa] to shrink
    2) esp LAm (=rebajarse) to be intimidated, belittle o.s.
    * * *
    (v.) = wimp, wimp out (on), chicken out (on/of)
    Ex. He regards David Jull's unwillingness to take up such a proposal as an early indication that John Howard and his colleagues are wimping.
    Ex. The main reason he wimped out was that he had a cheap bike that didn't gear properly, and made it extremely hard to bike efficiently.
    Ex. So basically they are chickening out of the debate.
    * * *
    (v.) = wimp, wimp out (on), chicken out (on/of)

    Ex: He regards David Jull's unwillingness to take up such a proposal as an early indication that John Howard and his colleagues are wimping.

    Ex: The main reason he wimped out was that he had a cheap bike that didn't gear properly, and made it extremely hard to bike efficiently.
    Ex: So basically they are chickening out of the debate.

    * * *

    ■achicarse verbo reflexivo
    1 (apocarse) to lose heart
    2 (mermar) to get smaller
    ' achicarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    achicar
    English:
    chicken
    - shrink
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [empequeñecer] to grow smaller
    2. [acobardarse] to be intimidated
    * * *
    v/r get smaller; fig
    feel intimidated
    * * *
    vr
    : to become intimidated

    Spanish-English dictionary > achicarse

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