Traducción: de espanol

under the microscope

  • 1 a

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

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

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

    ◊ ¿viste a José? did you see José?;

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 2 a examen

    Ex. The article is entitled 'University libraries under the microscope: facts and stats'.
    * * *

    Ex: The article is entitled 'University libraries under the microscope: facts and stats'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a examen

  • 3 analizar críticamente

    (v.) = pull + Nombre + to bits
    Ex. Microscopists think very little about plucking an innocent and unsuspecting insect from the garden, killing it, and pulling it to bits for study under a microscope.
    * * *
    (v.) = pull + Nombre + to bits

    Ex: Microscopists think very little about plucking an innocent and unsuspecting insect from the garden, killing it, and pulling it to bits for study under a microscope.

    Spanish-English dictionary > analizar críticamente

  • 4 arteritis de células gigantes

    Ex. The term ' giant cell arteritis' is often used because when one looks at biopsies of inflamed temporal arteries under a microscope, one often sees large or 'giant' cells.
    * * *

    Ex: The term ' giant cell arteritis' is often used because when one looks at biopsies of inflamed temporal arteries under a microscope, one often sees large or 'giant' cells.

    Spanish-English dictionary > arteritis de células gigantes

  • 5 aumentar

    v.
    1 to increase, to rise.
    aumentar la producción to increase production
    la lente aumenta la imagen the lens magnifies the image
    me han aumentado el sueldo my salary has been raised
    aumentó casi 10 kilos he put on almost 10 kilos
    aumentar de peso/tamaño to increase in weight/size
    aumentar de precio to go up o increase in price
    el desempleo aumentó en un 4 por ciento unemployment rose o increased by 4 percent
    El ejercicio aumenta el apetito Exercising increases the appetite.
    Aumentaron los gastos The expenses increased.
    Nos aumentaron las ganancias este año Our profits increased this year.
    2 to magnify, to amplify.
    El reportero aumentó la noticia The reporter magnified the news story.
    3 to enlarge.
    Vamos a aumentar la casa We will enlarge the house.
    4 to raise, to improve.
    El movimiento aumentó la temperatura Movement raised the temperature.
    5 to increase the size of, to enlarge.
    * * *
    1 to augment, increase (precios) to put up; (producción) to step up
    2 (óptica) to magnify
    3 (fotos) to enlarge
    4 (sonido) to amplify
    1 to rise, go up
    1 to increase, be on the increase (precios) to go up, rise
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ tamaño] to increase; (Fot) to enlarge; (Ópt) to magnify
    2) [+ cantidad] to increase; [+ precio] to increase, put up; [+ producción] to increase, step up
    3) [+ intensidad] to increase
    4) (Elec, Radio) to amplify
    2. VI
    1) [tamaño] to increase
    2) [cantidad, precio, producción] to increase, go up

    este semestre aumentó la inflación en un 2% — inflation has increased o gone up by 2% over the last 6 months

    3) [intensidad] to increase
    4)

    aumentar de peso — [objeto] to increase in weight; [persona] to put on o gain weight

    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <precio/sueldo> to increase, raise; <cantidad/velocidad/tamaño> to increase; <producción/dosis> to increase, step up; dolor/miedo/tensión to increase
    b) < puntos> ( en tejido) to increase
    2.
    aumentar vi temperatura/presión to rise; velocidad to increase; precio/producción/valor to increase, rise

    aumentar de algo — de volumen/tamaño to increase in something

    aumentó de peso — he put on o gained weight

    * * *
    = accelerate, augment, become + large, enhance, enlarge, escalate, expand, grow + larger, increase, raise, rise, strengthen, accentuate, grow, add to, deepen, mushroom, intensify, wax, swell, pump up, bump up, step up, spike, crank up, ramp up, move it up + a gear, notch it up + a gear, take it up + a gear, take it up + a notch, crank it up + a notch, crank it up + a gear, move it up + a notch, ratchet up, amp up, turn up.
    Ex. In recent years, the pace of change has accelerated with the introduction of on-line information retrieval.
    Ex. These sources which form the basis of the intellectual selection of terms may be augmented by the machine selection of terms.
    Ex. If the number of categories becomes large, cross-references will be necessary between individual files.
    Ex. An introduction explaining the nature and scope of the indexing language will enhance its value.
    Ex. Here entry is made under the original author of an edition that has been revised, enlarged, updated, condensed, and so on by another person.
    Ex. Over the past two to three years the numbers of full text data bases and data banks has started to escalate considerably.
    Ex. As the quantity of knowledge expands the need to organise it becomes more pressing.
    Ex. As the system grows larger it's more difficult to maintain that control.
    Ex. Recall is inversely proportional to precision, and vice versa, or in other words, as one increases, the other must decrease.
    Ex. The speaker said that James estimated people function at only 20% of their capacity, and concluded that they could raise this percentage considerable if they knew how to manage their time more efficiently.
    Ex. If suppliers are forced out of business, there will be less software to lend and prices will rise with the lack of competition.
    Ex. He proposes a research agenda that could strengthen archival appraisal and the profession's ability to document society.
    Ex. However, future trends may tend to accentuate this division.
    Ex. No true reader can be expected to grow on a diet of prescribed texts only regardless of how well chosen they are.
    Ex. In addition, Britain has one of the most extensive bodies of legislation in the world, which is added to daily and encrusted with myriad rules and regulations.
    Ex. One of the effects of reading in children is that their appreciation of the processes and function of literature is deepened.
    Ex. The use of electronic mail systems has mushroomed in the last 5 years in industrialised nations.
    Ex. Whilst these achievements are commendable, there is a catch in them -- there can be used to 'intensify' the economic exploitation of women.
    Ex. The population waxed again slightly, then waned again, until it finally stabilized around its present 55,000.
    Ex. Reference work has been ill-served in the past by its expositors and theoreticians: its extensive literature of several hundred papers and books is swollen by a mass of the transient and the trivial.
    Ex. The article ' Pump up the program...' identifies the costs and benefits of undertaking a software upgrade.
    Ex. Most librarians will admit that they could probably increase the use made of their lending libraries and bump up their annual loans by stocking more romances and thrillers and fewer serious novels, but they do not do this.
    Ex. The intensity of marketing to schools and parents will have to be stepped up by publishers if they are to succeed in the more competitive market.
    Ex. Baby boomers are desperately trying to hold onto their salad days -- plastic surgery, vitamins and drugs like Viagra have spiked in public demand.
    Ex. Refiners are cranking up diesel output to meet rising global demand.
    Ex. EGND has hit a home run with the introduction of a new product line, increasing sales projections, and ramping up production schedules.
    Ex. Liverpool and Chelsea are grabbing all the headlines, but Arsenal have quietly moved it up a gear scoring 10 goals in their last three league games.
    Ex. Start gently, ease yourself in by breaking the workout down into three one minute sessions until you are ready to notch it up a gear and join them together.
    Ex. There was not much to separate the sides in the first ten minutes however Arsenal took it up a gear and got the goal but not without a bit of luck.
    Ex. We have a good time together and we're good friends.. but I'd like to take it up a notch.
    Ex. David quickly comprehended our project needs and then cranked it up a notch with impactful design.
    Ex. Went for a bike ride with a mate last week, no problems so will crank it up a gear and tackle some hills in the next few weeks.
    Ex. After a regular walking routine is established, why not move it up a notch and start jogging, if you haven't already.
    Ex. The health department has ratcheted up efforts to prevent or slow down the spread of swine flu in schools.
    Ex. In order to gain strength fast, you need to immediately begin amping up your strength thermostat in your mind.
    Ex. Cytokines are small proteins used to communicate messages between the immune cells in the immune system to either turn up or down the immune response.
    ----
    * aumentar de importancia = grow in + importance, grow in + significance.
    * aumentar de tamaño = grow in + size, grow + larger, increase in + size.
    * aumentar de valor = increase in + value.
    * aumentar el conocimiento = expand + Posesivo + knowledge, deepen + awareness.
    * aumentar el control = tighten (up) + control.
    * aumentar el esfuerzo = increase + effort.
    * aumentar el precio = mark up + price, jack up + the price.
    * aumentar el presupuesto = add + monies to + budget.
    * aumentar en cantidad = increase in + quantity.
    * aumentar en número = grow in + numbers, increase in + numbers.
    * aumentar en variedad = grow in + kind.
    * aumentar la confusión = add to + the confusion.
    * aumentar la experiencia = deepen + experience.
    * aumentar la productividad = increase + productivity, boost + Posesivo + productivity.
    * aumentar las diferencias entre... y = widen + the gap between... and.
    * aumentar las posibilidades = increase + the odds.
    * aumentar las probabilidades = shorten + the odds.
    * aumentar las ventas = boost + sales.
    * aumentar la velocidad = grow + faster.
    * aumentar los costes = cost + rise.
    * aumentar los impuestos = increase + taxes.
    * aumentar los ingresos = boost + Posesivo + income.
    * aumentar rápidamente = snowball.
    * crisis + aumentar = crisis + deepen.
    * estar aumentando = be on the increase.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <precio/sueldo> to increase, raise; <cantidad/velocidad/tamaño> to increase; <producción/dosis> to increase, step up; dolor/miedo/tensión to increase
    b) < puntos> ( en tejido) to increase
    2.
    aumentar vi temperatura/presión to rise; velocidad to increase; precio/producción/valor to increase, rise

    aumentar de algo — de volumen/tamaño to increase in something

    aumentó de peso — he put on o gained weight

    * * *
    = accelerate, augment, become + large, enhance, enlarge, escalate, expand, grow + larger, increase, raise, rise, strengthen, accentuate, grow, add to, deepen, mushroom, intensify, wax, swell, pump up, bump up, step up, spike, crank up, ramp up, move it up + a gear, notch it up + a gear, take it up + a gear, take it up + a notch, crank it up + a notch, crank it up + a gear, move it up + a notch, ratchet up, amp up, turn up.

    Ex: In recent years, the pace of change has accelerated with the introduction of on-line information retrieval.

    Ex: These sources which form the basis of the intellectual selection of terms may be augmented by the machine selection of terms.
    Ex: If the number of categories becomes large, cross-references will be necessary between individual files.
    Ex: An introduction explaining the nature and scope of the indexing language will enhance its value.
    Ex: Here entry is made under the original author of an edition that has been revised, enlarged, updated, condensed, and so on by another person.
    Ex: Over the past two to three years the numbers of full text data bases and data banks has started to escalate considerably.
    Ex: As the quantity of knowledge expands the need to organise it becomes more pressing.
    Ex: As the system grows larger it's more difficult to maintain that control.
    Ex: Recall is inversely proportional to precision, and vice versa, or in other words, as one increases, the other must decrease.
    Ex: The speaker said that James estimated people function at only 20% of their capacity, and concluded that they could raise this percentage considerable if they knew how to manage their time more efficiently.
    Ex: If suppliers are forced out of business, there will be less software to lend and prices will rise with the lack of competition.
    Ex: He proposes a research agenda that could strengthen archival appraisal and the profession's ability to document society.
    Ex: However, future trends may tend to accentuate this division.
    Ex: No true reader can be expected to grow on a diet of prescribed texts only regardless of how well chosen they are.
    Ex: In addition, Britain has one of the most extensive bodies of legislation in the world, which is added to daily and encrusted with myriad rules and regulations.
    Ex: One of the effects of reading in children is that their appreciation of the processes and function of literature is deepened.
    Ex: The use of electronic mail systems has mushroomed in the last 5 years in industrialised nations.
    Ex: Whilst these achievements are commendable, there is a catch in them -- there can be used to 'intensify' the economic exploitation of women.
    Ex: The population waxed again slightly, then waned again, until it finally stabilized around its present 55,000.
    Ex: Reference work has been ill-served in the past by its expositors and theoreticians: its extensive literature of several hundred papers and books is swollen by a mass of the transient and the trivial.
    Ex: The article ' Pump up the program...' identifies the costs and benefits of undertaking a software upgrade.
    Ex: Most librarians will admit that they could probably increase the use made of their lending libraries and bump up their annual loans by stocking more romances and thrillers and fewer serious novels, but they do not do this.
    Ex: The intensity of marketing to schools and parents will have to be stepped up by publishers if they are to succeed in the more competitive market.
    Ex: Baby boomers are desperately trying to hold onto their salad days -- plastic surgery, vitamins and drugs like Viagra have spiked in public demand.
    Ex: Refiners are cranking up diesel output to meet rising global demand.
    Ex: EGND has hit a home run with the introduction of a new product line, increasing sales projections, and ramping up production schedules.
    Ex: Liverpool and Chelsea are grabbing all the headlines, but Arsenal have quietly moved it up a gear scoring 10 goals in their last three league games.
    Ex: Start gently, ease yourself in by breaking the workout down into three one minute sessions until you are ready to notch it up a gear and join them together.
    Ex: There was not much to separate the sides in the first ten minutes however Arsenal took it up a gear and got the goal but not without a bit of luck.
    Ex: We have a good time together and we're good friends.. but I'd like to take it up a notch.
    Ex: David quickly comprehended our project needs and then cranked it up a notch with impactful design.
    Ex: Went for a bike ride with a mate last week, no problems so will crank it up a gear and tackle some hills in the next few weeks.
    Ex: After a regular walking routine is established, why not move it up a notch and start jogging, if you haven't already.
    Ex: The health department has ratcheted up efforts to prevent or slow down the spread of swine flu in schools.
    Ex: In order to gain strength fast, you need to immediately begin amping up your strength thermostat in your mind.
    Ex: Cytokines are small proteins used to communicate messages between the immune cells in the immune system to either turn up or down the immune response.
    * aumentar de importancia = grow in + importance, grow in + significance.
    * aumentar de tamaño = grow in + size, grow + larger, increase in + size.
    * aumentar de valor = increase in + value.
    * aumentar el conocimiento = expand + Posesivo + knowledge, deepen + awareness.
    * aumentar el control = tighten (up) + control.
    * aumentar el esfuerzo = increase + effort.
    * aumentar el precio = mark up + price, jack up + the price.
    * aumentar el presupuesto = add + monies to + budget.
    * aumentar en cantidad = increase in + quantity.
    * aumentar en número = grow in + numbers, increase in + numbers.
    * aumentar en variedad = grow in + kind.
    * aumentar la confusión = add to + the confusion.
    * aumentar la experiencia = deepen + experience.
    * aumentar la productividad = increase + productivity, boost + Posesivo + productivity.
    * aumentar las diferencias entre... y = widen + the gap between... and.
    * aumentar las posibilidades = increase + the odds.
    * aumentar las probabilidades = shorten + the odds.
    * aumentar las ventas = boost + sales.
    * aumentar la velocidad = grow + faster.
    * aumentar los costes = cost + rise.
    * aumentar los impuestos = increase + taxes.
    * aumentar los ingresos = boost + Posesivo + income.
    * aumentar rápidamente = snowball.
    * crisis + aumentar = crisis + deepen.
    * estar aumentando = be on the increase.

    * * *
    aumentar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹precio› to increase, raise, put up; ‹sueldo› to increase, raise; ‹cantidad/velocidad/tamaño› to increase; ‹producción/dosis› to increase, step up
    el microscopio aumenta la imagen the microscope enlarges o magnifies the image
    no hizo más que aumentar su dolor/miedo all it did was increase her pain/fear
    esto aumentó la tensión this added to o increased the tension
    2 ‹puntos› (en tejido) to increase
    ■ aumentar
    vi
    «temperatura» to rise; «presión» to rise, increase; «velocidad» to increase; «precio/producción/valor» to increase, rise
    el niño aumentó 500 gramos the child put on o gained 500 grams
    su popularidad ha aumentado his popularity has grown, he has gained in popularity
    el costo de la vida aumentó en un 3% the cost of living rose by 3%
    la dificultad de los ejercicios va aumentando the exercises get progressively more difficult
    aumentará el frío durante el fin de semana it will become colder over the weekend
    aumentar DE algo to increase IN sth
    aumentó de volumen/tamaño it increased in volume/size
    ha aumentado de peso he's put on o gained weight
    * * *

     

    aumentar ( conjugate aumentar) verbo transitivo

    ‹precio/sueldo› to increase, raise
    b) (Opt) to magnify

    verbo intransitivo [temperatura/presión] to rise;
    [ velocidad] to increase;
    [precio/producción/valor] to increase, rise;

    aumentar de algo ‹de volumen/tamaño› to increase in sth;
    aumentó de peso he put on o gained weight
    aumentar
    I verbo transitivo to increase
    Fot to enlarge
    Ópt to magnify
    II vi (una cantidad) to go up, rise
    (de valor) to appreciate

    ' aumentar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alargar
    - engordar
    - explorar
    - separar
    - separarse
    - doblar
    - elevar
    - multiplicar
    - redoblar
    English:
    add to
    - appreciate
    - augment
    - boost
    - build up
    - deepen
    - efficiency
    - enhance
    - escalate
    - gain
    - grow
    - heighten
    - improve
    - increase
    - intensify
    - jack up
    - jump
    - magnify
    - mark up
    - mount
    - odds
    - put up
    - quantity
    - raise
    - rise
    - snowball
    - step up
    - surge
    - swell
    - up
    - add
    - develop
    - go
    - put
    - soar
    - strengthen
    * * *
    ♦ vt
    to increase;
    aumentar la producción to increase production;
    los enfrentamientos aumentaron la tensión en la zona the clashes increased the tension in the zone;
    me han aumentado el sueldo my salary has been increased o raised;
    la lente aumenta la imagen the lens magnifies the image;
    aumentó casi 10 kilos he put on almost 10 kilos
    ♦ vi
    [temperatura, precio, gastos, tensión] to increase, to rise; [velocidad] to increase;
    aumentar de tamaño to increase in size;
    aumentar de precio to go up o increase in price;
    el desempleo aumentó en un 4 por ciento unemployment rose o increased by 4 percent;
    con lo que come, no me sorprende que haya aumentado de peso it doesn't surprise me that he's put on weight, considering how much he eats
    * * *
    I v/t increase; precio increase, raise, put up
    II v/i de precio, temperatura rise, increase, go up
    * * *
    acrecentar: to increase, to raise
    : to rise, to increase, to grow
    * * *
    1. (hacer subir) to increase / to raise
    2. (subir) to rise [pt. rose; pp. risen] / to increase
    3. (con lupa, microscopio) to magnify [pt. & pp. magnified]

    Spanish-English dictionary > aumentar

  • 6 bajo lupa

    Ex. The article is entitled 'University libraries under the microscope: facts and stats'.
    * * *

    Ex: The article is entitled 'University libraries under the microscope: facts and stats'.

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  • 7 bajo4

    = under.
    Ex. One of the outcomes of entry under title has been the proliferation of serials titles.
    ----
    * acoger bajo la representación de Uno = bring under + Posesivo + umbrella.
    * acoger bajo la tutela de Uno = bring under + Posesivo + umbrella.
    * bajo agua = undersea, underwater.
    * bajo amenaza = under threat.
    * bajo arresto domiciliario = under house arrest.
    * bajo cero = below zero.
    * bajo ciertas circunstancias = under certain circumstances.
    * bajo ciertas condiciones = under certain conditions.
    * bajo coacción = under duress.
    * bajo el asesoramiento de = on the advice of.
    * bajo el brazo = under + Posesivo + arm.
    * bajo el cargo de = on charges of.
    * bajo el control de = under the control of.
    * bajo el emblema = under the banner.
    * bajo el manto de la noche = under the cover of darkness, under the cloak of darkness.
    * bajo el patrocinio de = under the aegis of.
    * bajo el sol = in the eye of the sun.
    * bajo el yugo de = under the yoke of.
    * bajo juramento = under oath, sworn.
    * bajo la apariencia de = in the guise of, under the guise of.
    * bajo la competencia de = under the jurisdiction of.
    * bajo la dirección de = under the supervision of.
    * bajo las garras de = under the grip of.
    * bajo la supervisión de = under the supervision of.
    * bajo la tutela = under the auspices of.
    * bajo la tutela de = under the aegis of.
    * bajo la tutela de Alguien = under + Posesivo + auspices.
    * bajo llave = under lock and key.
    * bajo los auspicios de = under the aegis of, under the auspices of.
    * bajo los auspicios de Alguien = under + Posesivo + auspices.
    * bajo los pies = underfoot.
    * bajo lupa = under the microscope.
    * bajo ninguna circunstancia = under no/any circumstances.
    * bajo ningún concepto = on no account, not on any account, under no/any circumstances.
    * bajo + Posesivo + custodia = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * bajo presión = under pressure.
    * bajo reforma = under reform.
    * bajo sospecha = under suspicion.
    * bajo tierra = underground, below surface.
    * bajo un mismo techo = under one roof.
    * decretar libertad bajo fianza = remand.
    * guardar bajo llave = keep under + lock and key.
    * libertad bajo fianza = bail.
    * mantener bajo control = keep + a rein on.
    * tener Algo bajo el control de Uno = have + Nombre + at + Posesivo + command.
    * territorio bajo mandato = mandate.

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  • 8 desarmar

    v.
    1 to disarm (quitar las armas).
    El soldado desarmó al enemigo The soldier disarmed the enemy.
    2 to take apart, to dismantle.
    El desarmó el juguete He took the toy apart.
    3 to render powerless, to disarm.
    Su fuerza desarmó al ogro His strength rendered the ogre powerless.
    * * *
    1 (quitar las armas) to disarm
    2 (desmontar) to dismantle, take apart, take to pieces
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (Mil) to disarm
    2) (=desmontar) [+ juguete] to take apart, take to pieces; [+ rompecabezas] to break up; [+ tienda de campaña] to take down; [+ estantería, mueble] to dismantle, take apart; [+ remos] to ship; [+ barco] to lay up; [+ barrera] to remove, take down
    3) (=dejar sin argumentos) [+ persona] to disarm; [+ ira] to calm
    2.
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1) <mueble/mecanismo> to dismantle, take apart; < carpa> (AmL) to take down; <rifle/motor> to strip (down); < rompecabezas> to take... to pieces, break up; <juguete/maqueta> to take... apart, take... to pieces
    2)
    a) ( quitar armas) to disarm
    b) ( dejar sin argumentos) to disarm
    * * *
    = pull + Nombre + to bits, take + Nombre + to bits, disarm.
    Ex. Microscopists think very little about plucking an innocent and unsuspecting insect from the garden, killing it, and pulling it to bits for study under a microscope.
    Ex. The bronze gearing was far too corroded to be taken to bits, cleaned up, and made to work.
    Ex. A Serbian man who stormed into the Serbian presidential building with two hand grenades was disarmed by the police after a five-hour standoff.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1) <mueble/mecanismo> to dismantle, take apart; < carpa> (AmL) to take down; <rifle/motor> to strip (down); < rompecabezas> to take... to pieces, break up; <juguete/maqueta> to take... apart, take... to pieces
    2)
    a) ( quitar armas) to disarm
    b) ( dejar sin argumentos) to disarm
    * * *
    = pull + Nombre + to bits, take + Nombre + to bits, disarm.

    Ex: Microscopists think very little about plucking an innocent and unsuspecting insect from the garden, killing it, and pulling it to bits for study under a microscope.

    Ex: The bronze gearing was far too corroded to be taken to bits, cleaned up, and made to work.
    Ex: A Serbian man who stormed into the Serbian presidential building with two hand grenades was disarmed by the police after a five-hour standoff.

    * * *
    desarmar [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹aparato› to dismantle, strip down, take … to pieces; ‹mueble› to dismantle; ‹rifle› to strip down
    2 ‹tienda de campaña› to take down, strike
    3 ‹rompecabezas/puzzle› to take … to pieces, break up; ‹juguete/maqueta› to take … apart, take … to pieces
    4 ( Chi) ‹coche/barco/maquinaria› to scrap
    B
    1 ‹criminal/contrincante› to disarm
    2 (en un debate, una discusión) to disarm
    ■ desarmarse
    A «rompecabezas/móvil» to come apart, fall to pieces o bits ( colloq)
    B ( Mil) to disarm
    * * *

    desarmar ( conjugate desarmar) verbo transitivo
    1 ‹mueble/mecanismo› to dismantle;
    ‹ carpa› (AmL) to take down;
    ‹rifle/motor› to strip (down);
    ‹ rompecabezas› to take … to pieces, break up;
    ‹juguete/maqueta› to take … apart
    2


    desarmar verbo transitivo
    1 (un mueble, juguete, etc) to dismantle, take to pieces
    2 Mil to disarm: un policía logró desarmar al secuestrador, a policeman managed to disarm the kidnapper
    3 (a una persona) to disarm: nos desarmó con sus magníficos argumentos, she won us over with her convincing line of argument
    ' desarmar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    deshacer
    - desmontar
    English:
    bit
    - disarm
    - piece
    * * *
    ♦ vt
    1. [quitar las armas a] to disarm
    2. [desmontar] to take apart, to dismantle;
    3. [desconcertar] to disarm;
    intento reñirla, pero su sonrisa me desarma I try to tell her off, but her smile disarms me
    * * *
    v/t
    1 MIL disarm
    2 TÉC take to pieces, dismantle
    * * *
    1) : to disarm
    2) desmontar: to disassemble, to take apart

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  • 9 desmontar

    v.
    1 to take apart or to pieces (desarmar) (machine).
    2 to unseat.
    el caballo desmontó al jinete the horse threw its rider
    desmontó al niño de la bicicleta he took the boy off the bicycle
    3 to dismount, to disassemble, to dismantle, to take apart.
    El carpintero desmontó los gabinetes The carpenter dismounted the cabinets
    4 to remove.
    Los chicos desmontaron las estructuras The kids removed the structures.
    * * *
    1 (desarmar) to take to pieces, take down, dismantle
    2 (edificio) to knock down
    3 (arma) to uncock
    5 (allanar) to level
    6 (quitar de la montura) to unset, unmount
    7 (motor) to strip
    1 (del caballo) to dismount (de, -)
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=desarmar) [gen] to dismantle; [+ mueble, estantería] to take apart; [+ motor] to strip down; [+ máquina] to take apart, take to pieces; [+ tienda de campaña] to take down; (Náut) [+ vela] to take down
    2) [+ terreno] (=nivelar) to level; (=quitar los árboles a) to clear
    3) [+ jinete] to throw, unseat
    4) (Mil) [+ escopeta] to uncock; [+ artillería] to knock out
    2.
    VI to dismount, alight (de from)
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( desarmar) <mueble/mecanismo> to dismantle, take apart; <motor/rifle> to strip (down); < tienda de campaña> to take down
    b) ( separar) <forro/pieza> to detach, remove
    2.
    desmontar vi jinete to dismount
    * * *
    = demount, pull apart, dismantle, disassemble [dis-assemble], take + Nombre + to pieces, take + Nombre + to bits, take + Nombre + apart, pull + Nombre + to bits, dismount, take down.
    Ex. Other walls, where security and privacy are absolutely essential, are not structural and are designed to be easily demounted and erected elsewhere.
    Ex. All these bits of raw material -- these 'chunks of reality' as McNair calls them -- are encapsulated in a carefully organized and well-rounded whole, which the reader must pull apart and put together again.
    Ex. The reader has to reserve books on display and wait till the entire display is dismantled.
    Ex. Documents can be easily built, extended, truncated, reordered, assembled and disassembled on a component basis, and the document components, can be reused.
    Ex. Furniture from ships was sometimes built-in, sometimes capable of being taken to pieces easily, and sometimes it bore fittings allowing it to be secured to deck or bulkhead.
    Ex. The bronze gearing was far too corroded to be taken to bits, cleaned up, and made to work.
    Ex. The houses are built, then taken apart and trucked to where they are needed and then re-assembled.
    Ex. Microscopists think very little about plucking an innocent and unsuspecting insect from the garden, killing it, and pulling it to bits for study under a microscope.
    Ex. Dismounting a horse like a greenhorn can be embarrassing, and more important, dangerous.
    Ex. State officials urge people to take down bird feeders after recent reports of sick and dead birds, according to a news release.
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    * desmontar un mito = demystify + myth.
    * desmontar y limpiar = strip and clean.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( desarmar) <mueble/mecanismo> to dismantle, take apart; <motor/rifle> to strip (down); < tienda de campaña> to take down
    b) ( separar) <forro/pieza> to detach, remove
    2.
    desmontar vi jinete to dismount
    * * *
    = demount, pull apart, dismantle, disassemble [dis-assemble], take + Nombre + to pieces, take + Nombre + to bits, take + Nombre + apart, pull + Nombre + to bits, dismount, take down.

    Ex: Other walls, where security and privacy are absolutely essential, are not structural and are designed to be easily demounted and erected elsewhere.

    Ex: All these bits of raw material -- these 'chunks of reality' as McNair calls them -- are encapsulated in a carefully organized and well-rounded whole, which the reader must pull apart and put together again.
    Ex: The reader has to reserve books on display and wait till the entire display is dismantled.
    Ex: Documents can be easily built, extended, truncated, reordered, assembled and disassembled on a component basis, and the document components, can be reused.
    Ex: Furniture from ships was sometimes built-in, sometimes capable of being taken to pieces easily, and sometimes it bore fittings allowing it to be secured to deck or bulkhead.
    Ex: The bronze gearing was far too corroded to be taken to bits, cleaned up, and made to work.
    Ex: The houses are built, then taken apart and trucked to where they are needed and then re-assembled.
    Ex: Microscopists think very little about plucking an innocent and unsuspecting insect from the garden, killing it, and pulling it to bits for study under a microscope.
    Ex: Dismounting a horse like a greenhorn can be embarrassing, and more important, dangerous.
    Ex: State officials urge people to take down bird feeders after recent reports of sick and dead birds, according to a news release.
    * desmontar un mito = demystify + myth.
    * desmontar y limpiar = strip and clean.

    * * *
    desmontar [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (desarmar) ‹mueble/estante› to dismantle, take apart; ‹motor› to strip
    2 (separar) ‹forro/pieza› to detach, remove
    B
    1 (allanar) ‹terreno› to level
    2 ‹zona/selva› to clear
    C ( Arm) to uncock
    ■ desmontar
    vi
    «jinete» to dismount
    * * *

     

    desmontar ( conjugate desmontar) verbo transitivo
    a) ( desarmar) ‹mueble/mecanismo› to dismantle, take apart;

    ‹ tienda de campaña› to take down
    b) ( separar) ‹forro/pieza› to detach, remove

    verbo intransitivo [ jinete] to dismount
    desmontar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (un mueble, artefacto) to dismantle, take to pieces
    2 (una excusa, argumento) to take to pieces
    II vi (de un caballo, vehículo) to dismount [de, -], get off [de, -]
    ' desmontar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    deshacer
    - tienda
    English:
    apart
    - disassemble
    - dismantle
    - piece
    - pull apart
    - strip
    - take apart
    - take down
    - clear
    - detach
    - dismount
    - take
    - throw
    - unseat
    * * *
    ♦ vt
    1. [desarmar] [máquina, mecanismo] to take apart o to pieces, Espec to disassemble;
    [mueble, librería, mesa] to dismantle, to take to pieces; [motor] to strip down; [piezas, partes] to remove, to detach; [rueda] to remove, to take off; [andamio, tablado, tienda de campaña] to take down
    2. [teoría, argumentación] to demolish, to pull to pieces
    3. [arma] to uncock
    4. [persona] [de caballo, moto, bicicleta] to unseat;
    el caballo desmontó al jinete the horse threw its rider;
    desmontó al niño de la bicicleta he took the boy off the bicycle
    5. Informát to unmount
    6. [terreno] to level;
    [área, bosque] to clear
    ♦ vi
    desmontar de [caballo] to dismount from;
    [moto, bicicleta] to get off; [coche] to get out of
    * * *
    I v/t
    1 dismantle, take apart; tienda de campaña take down
    2 terreno level
    II v/i dismount
    * * *
    1) : to clear, to level off
    2) desmantelar: to dismantle, to take apart
    : to dismount
    * * *
    1. (en general) to take apart [pt. took; pp. taken]
    2. (tienda de campaña, estantería) to take down [pt. took; pp. taken]

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  • 10 destrozar

    v.
    2 to shatter, to devastate (emocionalmente) (person).
    3 to tear apart, to destroy, to shatter, to break down into pieces.
    Eso rompe huesos That breaks bones.
    * * *
    1 (romper) to destroy, shatter, wreck; (despedazar) to tear to pieces, tear to shreds
    2 figurado (gastar) to wear out
    3 figurado (estropear) to ruin, spoil; (corazón) to break
    4 figurado (causar daño moral) to crush, shatter, devastate
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=romper) [+ cristal, cerámica] to smash; [+ edificio] to destroy; [+ ropa, zapatos] to ruin; [+ nervios] to shatter
    2) (=dejar abatido a) [+ persona] to shatter; [+ corazón] to break; [+ ejército, enemigo] to crush
    3) (=arruinar) [+ persona, vida] to ruin
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) (romper, deteriorar) to break

    la bomba destrozó varios edificios — the bomb destroyed o wrecked several buildings

    b) <felicidad/armonía> to destroy, shatter; < corazón> to break; < matrimonio> to ruin, destroy

    su muerte la destrozó — she was devastated o shattered by his death

    2.
    destrozarse v pron (refl)
    a) ( romperse)
    b) <estómago/hígado> to ruin
    * * *
    = shatter, batter, vandalise [vandalize, -USA], wreak + devastation, smash, pull apart, ravage, go out + the window, tear + apart, mangle, dismember, shred, slaughter, blow away, wreck, rip through, pull + Nombre + to bits, wipe + the floor with, rubbish, blight, chew up.
    Ex. Her feeling of well-being was soon rudely shattered.
    Ex. But the early cylinder machines worked less accurately than the platens, tending to slur the impression and batter the type.
    Ex. This article argues in favour of the term 'conservator' rather than 'restorer' of books as the former does not conjure up a picture of the Victorian artisan vandalising documents with irreversible treatments simply for effect.
    Ex. This article describes the experiences of a fledgling information system in dealing with a hurricane which wreaked devastation on some of the most remote areas of Hawaii = Este artículo describe las experiencias de un sistema de información nuevo al verse afectado por un huracán que devastó algunas de las zonas más remotas de Hawaii.
    Ex. The library was badly vandalised and the intruders overturned 10 large bookcases, tore paintings down, emptied catalogues, and smashed intercoms, chairs, tables and windows.
    Ex. If solutions are not found to meet this challenge, users' hunger for multimedia could pull the Internet apart.
    Ex. The rigours of the climate and the effects of war and political unrest have ravaged this country's cultural heritage.
    Ex. The lack of centralisation means that good management goes out the window and everything gets sloppier.
    Ex. He is a stickler for detail and can tear apart a budget or a balance sheet faster than anyone.
    Ex. In places the waters had swept container lorries loaded with goods yards off the road where they now lay twisted and mangled and almost unrecognizable as vehicles.
    Ex. Books can seldom be disbound for the benefit of bibliographers (although it is worth remembering that they sometimes have to be rebound, when they are completely dismembered), but we can now see through printing ink by means of betaradiography.
    Ex. If they do muster up the courage to participate, they have learned what it is like to lose: they describe it as being 'slaughtered,' 'blown away,' or ' shredded'.
    Ex. These small small but very sharp flakes were used by hunters to slaughter animals.
    Ex. If they do muster up the courage to participate, they have learned what it is like to lose: they describe it as being 'slaughtered,' ' blown away,' or 'shredded'.
    Ex. They had made a secret deal with Otto Reich to wreck Cuba's economy.
    Ex. Storms in this part of the world are common and the people didn't seem to bat an eyelid at the prospect of a 135km wind ripping through their town.
    Ex. Microscopists think very little about plucking an innocent and unsuspecting insect from the garden, killing it, and pulling it to bits for study under a microscope.
    Ex. One by one, he wiped the floor with opponents who had spoken in the debate -- with a ferocious blend of rant, rhetoric and rumbustious counterattack.
    Ex. The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.
    Ex. The global outbreak of swine flu has spread fear through the travel sector, blighting any green shoots of recovery from the financial crisis.
    Ex. Cattle ranches are chewing up the Amazon rainforest.
    ----
    * destrozar completamente = blow + Nombre + to bits.
    * destrozarse = come + undone, go to + rack and ruin, come apart at + the seams, fall apart at + the seams, go to + ruin.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) (romper, deteriorar) to break

    la bomba destrozó varios edificios — the bomb destroyed o wrecked several buildings

    b) <felicidad/armonía> to destroy, shatter; < corazón> to break; < matrimonio> to ruin, destroy

    su muerte la destrozó — she was devastated o shattered by his death

    2.
    destrozarse v pron (refl)
    a) ( romperse)
    b) <estómago/hígado> to ruin
    * * *
    = shatter, batter, vandalise [vandalize, -USA], wreak + devastation, smash, pull apart, ravage, go out + the window, tear + apart, mangle, dismember, shred, slaughter, blow away, wreck, rip through, pull + Nombre + to bits, wipe + the floor with, rubbish, blight, chew up.

    Ex: Her feeling of well-being was soon rudely shattered.

    Ex: But the early cylinder machines worked less accurately than the platens, tending to slur the impression and batter the type.
    Ex: This article argues in favour of the term 'conservator' rather than 'restorer' of books as the former does not conjure up a picture of the Victorian artisan vandalising documents with irreversible treatments simply for effect.
    Ex: This article describes the experiences of a fledgling information system in dealing with a hurricane which wreaked devastation on some of the most remote areas of Hawaii = Este artículo describe las experiencias de un sistema de información nuevo al verse afectado por un huracán que devastó algunas de las zonas más remotas de Hawaii.
    Ex: The library was badly vandalised and the intruders overturned 10 large bookcases, tore paintings down, emptied catalogues, and smashed intercoms, chairs, tables and windows.
    Ex: If solutions are not found to meet this challenge, users' hunger for multimedia could pull the Internet apart.
    Ex: The rigours of the climate and the effects of war and political unrest have ravaged this country's cultural heritage.
    Ex: The lack of centralisation means that good management goes out the window and everything gets sloppier.
    Ex: He is a stickler for detail and can tear apart a budget or a balance sheet faster than anyone.
    Ex: In places the waters had swept container lorries loaded with goods yards off the road where they now lay twisted and mangled and almost unrecognizable as vehicles.
    Ex: Books can seldom be disbound for the benefit of bibliographers (although it is worth remembering that they sometimes have to be rebound, when they are completely dismembered), but we can now see through printing ink by means of betaradiography.
    Ex: If they do muster up the courage to participate, they have learned what it is like to lose: they describe it as being 'slaughtered,' 'blown away,' or ' shredded'.
    Ex: These small small but very sharp flakes were used by hunters to slaughter animals.
    Ex: If they do muster up the courage to participate, they have learned what it is like to lose: they describe it as being 'slaughtered,' ' blown away,' or 'shredded'.
    Ex: They had made a secret deal with Otto Reich to wreck Cuba's economy.
    Ex: Storms in this part of the world are common and the people didn't seem to bat an eyelid at the prospect of a 135km wind ripping through their town.
    Ex: Microscopists think very little about plucking an innocent and unsuspecting insect from the garden, killing it, and pulling it to bits for study under a microscope.
    Ex: One by one, he wiped the floor with opponents who had spoken in the debate -- with a ferocious blend of rant, rhetoric and rumbustious counterattack.
    Ex: The theory of Scandinavian racial purity cherished by Hitler and the Nazis has been rubbished by new scientific research.
    Ex: The global outbreak of swine flu has spread fear through the travel sector, blighting any green shoots of recovery from the financial crisis.
    Ex: Cattle ranches are chewing up the Amazon rainforest.
    * destrozar completamente = blow + Nombre + to bits.
    * destrozarse = come + undone, go to + rack and ruin, come apart at + the seams, fall apart at + the seams, go to + ruin.

    * * *
    destrozar [A4 ]
    vt
    1 (romper, deteriorar) to break
    la bomba destrozó varios edificios the bomb destroyed o wrecked several buildings
    no hagas eso que vas a destrozar los zapatos don't do that, you'll ruin your shoes
    2 ‹felicidad/armonía› to destroy, shatter; ‹corazón› to break; ‹matrimonio› to ruin, destroy
    me está destrozando los nervios she's making me a nervous wreck
    la muerte de su marido la destrozó she was devastated o shattered by her husband's death
    1
    (romperse): se cayó al suelo y se destrozó it fell to the ground and smashed
    se me han destrozado los zapatos my shoes are ruined o have fallen to pieces
    2 ( refl) ‹estómago/hígado› to ruin
    te vas a destrozar los pies usando esos zapatos you're going to ruin o damage your feet wearing those shoes
    * * *

    destrozar ( conjugate destrozar) verbo transitivo
    a) (romper, deteriorar) ‹ zapatos› to ruin;

    ‹cristal/jarrón› to smash;
    ‹ juguete› to pull … apart;
    ‹ coche› to wreck;
    ‹ libro› to pull apart
    b) ‹felicidad/matrimonio/vida› to wreck, destroy;

    ‹ corazón› to break;

    destrozarse verbo pronominal

    [jarrón/cristal] to smash
    b) ‹estómago/hígado› to ruin

    destrozar verbo transitivo
    1 (romper) to tear up, wreck, ruin
    2 (una tela, un papel) to tear to shreds, rip up
    3 (apenar, desgarrar) to shatter, devastate: me destroza verte así, it breaks my heart to see you this way
    4 (los planes, la convivencia, etc) to ruin
    ' destrozar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    break
    - destroy
    - mangle
    - shatter
    - smash
    - smash up
    - tear apart
    - trash
    - vandalize
    - wreck
    - write off
    - get
    - murder
    - piece
    - pull
    - write
    * * *
    ♦ vt
    1. [físicamente] [romper] to smash;
    [estropear] to ruin;
    el terremoto destrozó la ciudad the earthquake destroyed the city;
    vas a destrozar o [m5] destrozarte los zapatos de tanto usarlos you'll ruin your shoes, wearing them so much
    2. [emocionalmente] [persona] to shatter, to devastate;
    [matrimonio, relación] to wreck; [pareja] to break up; [vida] to ruin; [corazón] to break;
    el divorcio la ha destrozado she was devastated by the divorce;
    ese ruido le destroza los nervios a cualquiera that noise is enough to drive anyone up the wall;
    destrozó a su oponente en el debate he destroyed his opponent in the debate
    * * *
    v/t
    1 destroy
    2 emocio- nalmente shatter, devastate
    * * *
    destrozar {21} vt
    1) : to smash, to shatter
    2) : to destroy, to wreck
    * * *
    1. (en general) to destroy / to wreck
    2. (hacer trozos) to smash
    destrozarle el corazón a alguien to break somebody's heart [pt. broke; pp. broken]

    Spanish-English dictionary > destrozar

  • 11 estadísticas

    f.pl.
    statistics.
    * * *
    = data report, stats
    Ex. The fund structure, report formats, and management data reports have been designed locally for the specific needs of a specific library.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'University libraries under the microscope: facts and stats'.
    * * *
    = data report, stats

    Ex: The fund structure, report formats, and management data reports have been designed locally for the specific needs of a specific library.

    Ex: The article is entitled 'University libraries under the microscope: facts and stats'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > estadísticas

  • 12 examen

    m.
    1 exam, examination (ejercicio).
    aprobar un examen to pass an exam
    hacer un examen to do o take an exam
    poner un examen a alguien to set o give somebody an exam
    presentarse a un examen to sit an exam
    examen escrito written examination
    examen de ingreso entrance examination
    examen final final (exam)
    examen oral oral (exam)
    examen parcial end-of-term exam
    2 consideration, examination.
    someter a examen to examine
    hacer examen de conciencia to take a good look at oneself
    libre examen personal interpretation
    examen médico medical examination o check-up
    3 inspection, scrutiny, observation, perusal.
    4 interrogation, investigation.
    * * *
    1 examination, exam
    2 (estudio) consideration, examination, study
    \
    aprobar un examen to pass an exam
    hacer un examen to do an exam
    presentarse a un examen to take an exam, sit an exam
    examen de conciencia soul-searching
    examen de conducir driving test
    examen de ingreso entrance examination
    examen final final examination
    examen oral oral examination
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) examination, exam
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Escol) examination, exam

    hacer un examen — to sit o take an examination o exam

    presentarse a un examen — to enter for an examination o exam, go in for an examination o exam

    examen de conciencia, hacer examen de conciencia — to examine one's conscience

    examen parcial — (Univ) examination covering part of the course material in a particular subject

    2) (=estudio) [de problema] consideration; [de zona] search
    3) (Med) examination

    examen citológico — cervical smear, smear test, Pap test

    * * *
    1) (Educ) exam, examination (frml)

    examen oral/escrito — oral/written exam

    hacer or (CS) dar un examen — to take an exam

    aprobar or (esp AmL) pasar un examen — to pass an exam o a test

    presentarse a un examen — to take o (BrE) sit an exam

    2) (análisis, reconocimiento)
    •
    * * *
    = examination, inspection, exam, test, proof, close look, test session, question paper, achievement test, performance test, vetting.
    Ex. The reputation of the information and its authority will be more exposed to examination.
    Ex. Even where a catalogue or index to a collection is available, users do not always consult these tools, and may prefer to locate either individual documents, or documents with specific characteristics by inspection of the stock.
    Ex. Some authors, of course, object to their work being subjected to compulsory dissection for exams in the traditional deadly manner and like Bernard Shaw, they swear to haunt anyone who so mistreats them (Shaw's ghost must be busy these days).
    Ex. The suppliers claim that tests show this to be sufficient for 980 of all entries.
    Ex. The catalogue has been automated since 1984, and further proof of the library's value and ability to move with the times are shown by its 8,400 plus individual members.
    Ex. The article has the title 'A close look at Dewey 18: alive and well and living in Albany'.
    Ex. A cognitive walkthrough consists of a re-enactment of a test session in which the user is queried about their movements and decisions throughout the test session.
    Ex. There is an old joke that examiners in economics need never set the candidates new question papers because the answers change every year = Existe una vieja broma que dice que los profesores de económicas nunca necesitan ponerle a los alumnos nuevas preguntas de examen ya que las respuestas cambian cada año.
    Ex. Stepchildren score lower than biological children on achievement tests and exhibit more behavior problems.
    Ex. The domains covered in the performance tests for the area of cosmetology were: hair cut, permanent wave, shampooing, wigs and hairpieces, skin care, hair conditioners (scalp and treatment), and manicuring.
    Ex. Criminal record checks have been an accepted form of pre-employment vetting for those with access to children for some years.
    ----
    * adquisición pendiente de examen y aceptación = on approval acquisition, sending on approbation, sending on approval.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * antes del examen = pretest [pre-test].
    * aprobar un examen = pass + examination, pass + an exam.
    * corrector de exámenes = examiner.
    * corregir exámenes = mark + exams.
    * después del examen = posttest [post-test].
    * examen crítico = critical examination.
    * examen de acceso a la licenciatura = Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
    * examen de área = area scanning.
    * examen de conciencia = soul-searching, self-examination.
    * examen de conducir = road test.
    * Examen de Inglés como Segunda Lengua (TOEFL) = TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
    * examen de ingreso = entrance exam(ination).
    * examen detallado = close examination.
    * examen de teoría = theory test.
    * examen diagnóstico = diagnostic test.
    * examen escrito = written examination.
    * examen estatal = public exam.
    * examen final = final, final exam.
    * examen más minucioso = closer examination.
    * examen médico = medical examination.
    * examen minucioso = close examination.
    * examen parcial = midterm [mid-term], midterm exam.
    * examen práctico = practical examination.
    * examen rápido = quiz form, quiz [quizzes, -pl.].
    * examen semanal = weekly quiz.
    * examen teórico = theory test.
    * examen tipo test = multiple choice test.
    * hacer un examen = take + test, sit + a paper, sit + an exam.
    * no presentado a examen = absent from exam.
    * preguntas de examen = question paper.
    * reexamen = re-examination [reexamination].
    * someter a examen = expose to + examination.
    * superar un examen = pass + examination, pass + an exam.
    * volver a hacer un examen = retake + an exam.
    * * *
    1) (Educ) exam, examination (frml)

    examen oral/escrito — oral/written exam

    hacer or (CS) dar un examen — to take an exam

    aprobar or (esp AmL) pasar un examen — to pass an exam o a test

    presentarse a un examen — to take o (BrE) sit an exam

    2) (análisis, reconocimiento)
    •
    * * *
    = examination, inspection, exam, test, proof, close look, test session, question paper, achievement test, performance test, vetting.

    Ex: The reputation of the information and its authority will be more exposed to examination.

    Ex: Even where a catalogue or index to a collection is available, users do not always consult these tools, and may prefer to locate either individual documents, or documents with specific characteristics by inspection of the stock.
    Ex: Some authors, of course, object to their work being subjected to compulsory dissection for exams in the traditional deadly manner and like Bernard Shaw, they swear to haunt anyone who so mistreats them (Shaw's ghost must be busy these days).
    Ex: The suppliers claim that tests show this to be sufficient for 980 of all entries.
    Ex: The catalogue has been automated since 1984, and further proof of the library's value and ability to move with the times are shown by its 8,400 plus individual members.
    Ex: The article has the title 'A close look at Dewey 18: alive and well and living in Albany'.
    Ex: A cognitive walkthrough consists of a re-enactment of a test session in which the user is queried about their movements and decisions throughout the test session.
    Ex: There is an old joke that examiners in economics need never set the candidates new question papers because the answers change every year = Existe una vieja broma que dice que los profesores de económicas nunca necesitan ponerle a los alumnos nuevas preguntas de examen ya que las respuestas cambian cada año.
    Ex: Stepchildren score lower than biological children on achievement tests and exhibit more behavior problems.
    Ex: The domains covered in the performance tests for the area of cosmetology were: hair cut, permanent wave, shampooing, wigs and hairpieces, skin care, hair conditioners (scalp and treatment), and manicuring.
    Ex: Criminal record checks have been an accepted form of pre-employment vetting for those with access to children for some years.
    * adquisición pendiente de examen y aceptación = on approval acquisition, sending on approbation, sending on approval.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * antes del examen = pretest [pre-test].
    * aprobar un examen = pass + examination, pass + an exam.
    * corrector de exámenes = examiner.
    * corregir exámenes = mark + exams.
    * después del examen = posttest [post-test].
    * examen crítico = critical examination.
    * examen de acceso a la licenciatura = Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
    * examen de área = area scanning.
    * examen de conciencia = soul-searching, self-examination.
    * examen de conducir = road test.
    * Examen de Inglés como Segunda Lengua (TOEFL) = TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
    * examen de ingreso = entrance exam(ination).
    * examen detallado = close examination.
    * examen de teoría = theory test.
    * examen diagnóstico = diagnostic test.
    * examen escrito = written examination.
    * examen estatal = public exam.
    * examen final = final, final exam.
    * examen más minucioso = closer examination.
    * examen médico = medical examination.
    * examen minucioso = close examination.
    * examen parcial = midterm [mid-term], midterm exam.
    * examen práctico = practical examination.
    * examen rápido = quiz form, quiz [quizzes, -pl.].
    * examen semanal = weekly quiz.
    * examen teórico = theory test.
    * examen tipo test = multiple choice test.
    * hacer un examen = take + test, sit + a paper, sit + an exam.
    * no presentado a examen = absent from exam.
    * preguntas de examen = question paper.
    * reexamen = re-examination [reexamination].
    * someter a examen = expose to + examination.
    * superar un examen = pass + examination, pass + an exam.
    * volver a hacer un examen = retake + an exam.

    * * *
    A ( Educ) exam, examination ( frml), test ( AmE)
    examen oral/escrito oral/written exam
    hacer or (CS) dar un examen to take an exam
    rendir examen ( frml); to take o ( BrE) sit an exam
    aprobar or ( esp AmL) pasar or (Ur) salvar un examen to pass an exam o a test
    nos puso un examen muy difícil he set us a very difficult exam
    no se presentó al examen she did not take o ( BrE) sit the exam
    Compuestos:
    entrance examination o test
    driving test, driver's test ( AmE)
    entrance examination o test
    ● examen de manejar or de manejo
    ( AmL) driving test, driver's test ( AmE)
    ( Méx) retake exam, makeup test ( AmE), resit ( BrE)
    final examination
    modular exam o test, end of term exam o test
    B
    (análisis, reconocimiento): efectuaron un detallado examen del área they carried out a detailed search of the area
    realizaron un minucioso examen de la situación they carried out an in-depth study of the situation
    someter algo a examen to subject sth to examination ( frml), to examine sth
    Compuestos:
    hacer un examen de conciencia to examine one's conscience
    medical examination, medical
    * * *

     

    examen sustantivo masculino
    a) (Educ) exam, examination (frml);

    ◊ examen de admisión entrance examination o test;

    examen parcial modular exam o test;
    hacer or (CS) dar un examen to take an exam;
    presentarse a un examen to take o (BrE) sit an exam;
    examen de ingreso entrance examination o test
    b) (estudio, investigación) examination;


    examen médico medical examination, medical
    examen sustantivo masculino examination, exam
    examen de conducir, LAm examen de manejar, driving test
    Med examen médico, checkup ➣ Ver nota en nota
    ¿Qué se puede hacer con un examen?
    • poner un examen, to set an exam
    •
    presentarse a un examen, to sit an exam
    •
    hacer un examen, to do an exam
    •
    aprobar un examen, to pass an exam
    •
    suspender un examen, to fail an exam
    ' examen' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ambas
    - ambos
    - blanca
    - blanco
    - bobada
    - calificar
    - copiar
    - dejar
    - detallada
    - detallado
    - ejercicio
    - escrutinio
    - fácil
    - floja
    - flojo
    - hacer
    - lengua
    - N. P.
    - oposición
    - opositor
    - opositora
    - parcial
    - pasar
    - presentarse
    - prueba
    - punto
    - superar
    - suspender
    - temario
    - vigilar
    - víspera
    - acordeón
    - admisión
    - bochar
    - comprobación
    - corregir
    - dar
    - difícil
    - eliminatorio
    - escrito
    - evaluación
    - fregado
    - ingreso
    - ir
    - machacar
    - matar
    - observación
    - perder
    - pobre
    - poner
    English:
    breeze
    - catch out
    - cheat
    - crib
    - driving test
    - ease
    - entrance examination
    - exam
    - examination
    - fail
    - flub
    - flunk
    - flying
    - frown
    - get through
    - giveaway
    - grammar school
    - heart-searching
    - mark
    - medical
    - miserably
    - miss
    - mock
    - oral
    - paper
    - pass
    - qualifying
    - resit
    - review
    - sail through
    - score
    - scrape through
    - script
    - scrutiny
    - set
    - sit
    - soul-searching
    - stand
    - stand up
    - stiff
    - study
    - take
    - test
    - tough
    - check
    - debar
    - discourage
    - driving
    - first
    - grammar
    * * *
    examen nm
    1. [ejercicio] exam, examination;
    examen de inglés English exam;
    aprobar o Am [m5] pasar un examen to pass an exam;
    Esp
    suspender o Am [m5] reprobar un examen to fail an exam;
    hacer un examen to do o take an exam;
    poner un examen a alguien to set o give sb an exam;
    presentarse a un examen to take o Br sit an exam
    Esp examen de conducir driving test;
    examen escrito written exam;
    examen final final (exam);
    examen de ingreso entrance exam;
    Am examen de manejar driving test;
    examen oral oral (exam);
    examen parcial end-of-term exam
    2. [indagación] consideration, examination;
    después de un detallado examen, la policía descubrió la verdad after careful consideration of the facts, the police found out the truth;
    someter a examen to examine;
    hacer examen de conciencia to take a good look at oneself;
    libre examen personal interpretation
    examen médico medical examination o check-up
    * * *
    m
    1 test, exam
    2 MED examination
    3 ( análisis) study
    * * *
    1) : examination, test
    2) : consideration, investigation
    * * *
    examen n exam

    Spanish-English dictionary > examen

  • 13 lupa

    f.
    magnifying glass.
    * * *
    1 magnifying glass
    \
    con lupa meticulously
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino magnifying glass

    lo mira todo con lupa — he goes through everything with a fine tooth comb

    * * *
    Ex. The apparent size of the face is measured directly with a finely graduated scale and a magnifying glass.
    ----
    * bajo lupa = under the microscope.
    * * *
    femenino magnifying glass

    lo mira todo con lupa — he goes through everything with a fine tooth comb

    * * *

    Ex: The apparent size of the face is measured directly with a finely graduated scale and a magnifying glass.

    * bajo lupa = under the microscope.

    * * *
    magnifying glass, magnifier
    esta letra hay que mirarla con lupa you need a magnifying glass to read this handwriting
    lo mira todo con lupa he goes through everything with a fine tooth comb
    * * *

     

    lupa sustantivo femenino
    magnifying glass
    lupa sustantivo femenino magnifying glass
    ♦ Locuciones: mirar con lupa, to scrutinize
    ' lupa' also found in these entries:
    English:
    comb
    - magnifying glass
    - fine
    - glass
    - lens
    * * *
    lupa nf
    magnifying glass;
    mirar algo con lupa to examine sth in minute detail
    * * *
    f magnifying glass;
    mirar algo con lupa fig go through sth with a fine-tooth comb
    * * *
    lupa nf
    : magnifying glass
    * * *
    lupa n magnifying glass

    Spanish-English dictionary > lupa

  • 14 microscopio

    m.
    microscope.
    microscopio electrónico electron microscope
    * * *
    1 microscope
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino microscope

    mirar algo al or por el microscopio — to look at something under the microscope

    * * *
    Ex. A microscope slide is a slide designed for holding a minute object to be viewed through a microscope or by a microprojector.
    ----
    * microscopio electrónico = electron microscope.
    * platina de microscopio = microscope slide.
    * portaobjeto de microscopio = microscope slide.
    * * *
    masculino microscope

    mirar algo al or por el microscopio — to look at something under the microscope

    * * *

    Ex: A microscope slide is a slide designed for holding a minute object to be viewed through a microscope or by a microprojector.

    * microscopio electrónico = electron microscope.
    * platina de microscopio = microscope slide.
    * portaobjeto de microscopio = microscope slide.

    * * *
    microscope
    mirar algo al or por el microscopio to look at sth under the microscope
    Compuesto:
    electron microscope
    * * *

    microscopio sustantivo masculino
    microscope;
    mirar algo al or por el microscopio to look at sth under the microscope
    microscopio sustantivo masculino microscope
    ' microscopio' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    platina
    English:
    microscope
    - slide
    - microscopic
    * * *
    microscope
    microscopio electrónico electron microscope
    * * *
    m microscope
    * * *
    : microscope
    * * *
    microscopio n microscope

    Spanish-English dictionary > microscopio

  • 15 microscópico

    adj.
    microscopic, microscopical.
    * * *
    ► adjetivo
    1 microscopic
    * * *
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo microscopic
    * * *
    Ex. The 120 mm diameter disc contains more than 20,000 tracks within which sound is represented in the same physical form (by microscopic pits and plateaus) as in an optical video disc.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo microscopic
    * * *

    Ex: The 120 mm diameter disc contains more than 20,000 tracks within which sound is represented in the same physical form (by microscopic pits and plateaus) as in an optical video disc.

    * * *
    1 ( Ópt) microscopic
    2 ( fam) (diminuto) microscopic
    tiene una letra microscópica she has microscopic o minute handwriting
    * * *

    microscópico
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    microscopic
    microscópico,-a adjetivo microscopic: llevaré las pruebas al laboratorio para su análisis microscópico, I'll take the evidence to the lab to be examined under a microscope

    ' microscópico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    microscópica
    English:
    microscopic
    * * *
    microscópico, -a adj
    1. [con microscopio] microscopic
    2. [organismo] microscopic
    3. Fam [diminuto] microscopic
    * * *
    adj microscopic; fig ( diminuto) minute, tiny
    * * *
    microscópico, -ca adj
    : microscopic

    Spanish-English dictionary > microscópico

  • 16 no darle importancia a

    (v.) = think + very little about/of
    Ex. Microscopists think very little about plucking an innocent and unsuspecting insect from the garden, killing it, and pulling it to bits for study under a microscope.
    * * *
    (v.) = think + very little about/of

    Ex: Microscopists think very little about plucking an innocent and unsuspecting insect from the garden, killing it, and pulling it to bits for study under a microscope.

    Spanish-English dictionary > no darle importancia a

  • 17 bajo

    adj.
    1 low.
    2 short, small.
    3 low, tawdry, base.
    4 low, contemptible, lowly, base.
    5 low-lying, low-down.
    6 hushed, soft, soft-sounding.
    adv.
    1 softly, in a low voice, low.
    Let's talk low because the baby's sleep Hablemos bajo porque el niño duerme.
    2 low, in a low position, near ground level, near the floor.
    prep.
    1 under, below, beneath, underneath.
    2 under.
    3 under, under the jurisdiction of.
    m.
    1 bass.
    2 bass, double bass, bass guitar.
    3 bass singer, bass voice, bass.
    4 hem, turn-up, hemline, turnup.
    5 low lying ground.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: bajar.
    * * *
    ► adjetivo
    1 (gen) low
    ■ pon la música, pero baja put the music on low
    2 (persona) short, not tall
    3 (cabeza) bowed, held low; (ojos) lowered, downcast
    4 (marea) out
    5 (despreciable) despicable, contemptible, base
    6 (territorio, río) lower
    7 (época) later
    8 (inferior) poor, low
    ————————
    1 (piso) ground floor, US first floor
    2 (de prenda) bottoms plural, US cuff
    1 MÚSICA (músico) bass player; (cantante) bass
    ► adverbio
    2 (voz) softly, quietly, in a low voice
    1 under
    1 (planta baja) ground floor; (sótano) basement
    \
    por lo bajo (disimuladamente) on the sly 2 (en voz baja) in a low voice 3 (sin exagerar) conservatively
    bajas pasiones animal passions
    bajos fondos underworld sing
    * * *
    1. prep. 2. adv.
    1) low
    2) softly, quietly
    3. (f. - baja)
    adj.
    1) low
    4) soft
    5) base, vile
    4. noun m.
    1) bass
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=de poca altura) [objeto] low; [persona] short; [parte] lower, bottom; [tierra] low-lying; [agua] shallow

    planta baja — ground floor, first floor (EEUU)

    2) (=inclinado)
    3) (=reducido, inferior) [precios, temperaturas, frecuencia] low; [calidad] low, poor

    de baja calidad — low-quality, poor-quality

    • estar bajo de algo, estar bajo de ánimo o de moral — to be in low spirits

    estar bajo de forma (física) — to be unfit, be out of shape

    4) [sonido] faint, soft; [voz, tono] low

    hablar en voz baja — to speak quietly o in a low voice

    5) [etapa]
    6) [oro, plata] with a high level of impurities
    7) [color] (=apagado) dull; (=pálido) pale
    8) (=humilde) low, humble; [clase] lower; [condición] lowly; [barrio] poor; [tarea] menial
    9) pey (=vulgar) common, ordinary; (=mezquino) base, mean
    10)

    por lo bajo — (=a lo menos) at (the) least

    2. SM
    1) (Cos) [de vestido] hem; [de pantalones] turn-up, cuff (EEUU)
    2) [de edificio] (=piso) ground floor, first floor (EEUU)

    bajo comercial — ground-floor o (EEUU) first-floor business premises

    3) (Mús) (=instrumento) bass; (=voz) bass; (=guitarrista) bass (guitar) player, bassist
    4) pl bajos [de edificio] ground floor sing, first floor sing (EEUU); [de coche] underside; euf [del cuerpo] private parts
    5) (=hondonada) hollow
    6) (Náut) = bajío 1)
    3.
    ADV [volar] low; [tocar, cantar] quietly, softly

    hablar bajo — (=en voz baja) to speak quietly, speak softly; (=tener una voz suave) to be softly spoken, be soft spoken

    ¡más bajo, por favor! — quieter, please!

    4. PREP
    1) (=debajo de) under

    • bajo cero — below zero

    • bajo la lluvia — in the rain

    • bajo tierra — underground

    2) (=dependiente de, sometido a) under

    bajo el título de... — under the title of...

    fianza 1), juramento 1), llave 1)
    * * *
    I
    - ja adjetivo
    1) [ser] < persona> short
    2) (indicando posición, nivel)
    a) [ser] < techo> low; < tierras> low-lying
    b) [estar] <lámpara/cuadro/nivel> low
    c) ( bajado)
    3)
    a) <calificación/precio/número> low; < temperatura> low

    tiene la tensión or presión baja — he has low blood pressure

    b) <volumen/luz> low

    en voz baja — quietly, in a low voice

    4)
    5) ( grave) <tono/voz> deep, low
    6) ( vil) <acción/instinto> low, base

    caer bajo: qué bajo has caído! — how could you stoop so low!

    •
    II
    a) <volar/pasar> low
    b) <hablar/cantar> softly, quietly
    III
    1)
    a) ( planta baja) first (AmE) o (BrE) ground floor
    b)

    los bajos — (CS) the first (AmE) o (BrE) ground floor

    2)
    a) (de falda, vestido) hem
    b) bajos masculino plural (Auto) underside
    3) ( contrabajo) (double) bass
    IV
    a) ( debajo de) under

    bajo techo — under cover, indoors

    bajo el cielo estrellado — (liter) beneath the starry sky (liter)

    b) (expresando sujeción, dependencia) under

    bajo el título... — under the title...

    * * *
    I
    - ja adjetivo
    1) [ser] < persona> short
    2) (indicando posición, nivel)
    a) [ser] < techo> low; < tierras> low-lying
    b) [estar] <lámpara/cuadro/nivel> low
    c) ( bajado)
    3)
    a) <calificación/precio/número> low; < temperatura> low

    tiene la tensión or presión baja — he has low blood pressure

    b) <volumen/luz> low

    en voz baja — quietly, in a low voice

    4)
    5) ( grave) <tono/voz> deep, low
    6) ( vil) <acción/instinto> low, base

    caer bajo: qué bajo has caído! — how could you stoop so low!

    •
    II
    a) <volar/pasar> low
    b) <hablar/cantar> softly, quietly
    III
    1)
    a) ( planta baja) first (AmE) o (BrE) ground floor
    b)

    los bajos — (CS) the first (AmE) o (BrE) ground floor

    2)
    a) (de falda, vestido) hem
    b) bajos masculino plural (Auto) underside
    3) ( contrabajo) (double) bass
    IV
    a) ( debajo de) under

    bajo techo — under cover, indoors

    bajo el cielo estrellado — (liter) beneath the starry sky (liter)

    b) (expresando sujeción, dependencia) under

    bajo el título... — under the title...

    * * *
    bajo1
    1 = bass.

    Ex: Russian singer Vladimir Ognovenko is one of the most arresting basses on the opera scene today.

    bajo2

    Ex: The ground floor of the library contains a foyer with separate entrance to different departments.

    * bajo comercial = commercial premise.

    bajo3
    3 = low [lower -comp., lowest -sup.], lowly [lowlier -comp., lowliest -sup.], sagging, low-lying.

    Ex: Carlton Duncan discussed the difficulties built into the educational processes which led to under-performance at school and the resulting low representation in higher education and low entry into the professions.

    Ex: Such a concept came as a great surprise to many information educators who rather dismissively regarded the information qua information field of activity as being too lowly in terms of salary potential.
    Ex: It was obvious that Balzac's enthusiasm for the grant lifted his spirits up from their normal sagging state.
    Ex: With the introduction of irrigation, low-lying areas are prone to waterlogging and soil salinization.
    * 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, lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * altibajos = ups and downs.
    * altos y bajos = highs and lows, peaks and valleys.
    * arma de bajo calibre = small arm.
    * baja Edad Media, la = late Middle Ages, the.
    * baja resolución = low resolution.
    * baja tecnología = low tech [low-tech].
    * baja temperatura = low temperature.
    * bajo cero = sub-zero, below-freezing.
    * bajo consumo = low power consumption.
    * bajo coste = low cost.
    * bajo en ácido = low-acid.
    * bajo en calorías = low cal, low-calorie.
    * bajo en carbohidratos = low-carb(ohydrate).
    * bajo en grasas = low fat.
    * bajo en hidratos de carbono = low-carb(ohydrate).
    * bajo precio = low cost.
    * bajo presión = under the cosh.
    * bajos ingresos = low income.
    * bajo vientre = lower abdomen.
    * barrio bajo = skid row.
    * bebida baja en alcohol = low-alcohol drink.
    * cuando la marea está baja = at low tide.
    * cultura de la clase baja = low culture.
    * de baja calidad = poor in detail, low-grade [lowgrade], low-quality, third rate [third-rate], low-end, trashy [trashier -comp., trashiest -sup.].
    * de baja intensidad = low-intensity [low intensity].
    * de baja ralea = ignoble.
    * de bajo consumo = low energy.
    * de bajo contenido en grasas = low fat.
    * de bajo crecimiento = low-growing.
    * de bajo estatus social = low-status.
    * de bajo nivel = lower-level, low-level.
    * de bajo precio = low-priced.
    * de bajo riesgo = low-risk.
    * decir en voz baja = say under + Posesivo + breath, say in + a low voice, say in + a quiet voice.
    * de la gama baja = low-end.
    * de nivel cultural bajo = lowbrow [low-brow].
    * de nivel intelectual bajo = lowbrow [low-brow].
    * de tacón bajo = low-heeled.
    * dieta baja en carbohidratos = low-carb diet.
    * dieta baja en hidratos de carbono = low-carb diet.
    * el más bajo = rock-bottom.
    * el punto más bajo = rock-bottom.
    * en su nivel más bajo = at its lowest ebb.
    * en su punto más bajo = at its lowest ebb.
    * en un nivel bajo = at a low ebb.
    * en un punto bajo = at a low ebb.
    * estar muy bajo = be way down.
    * familia de bajos ingresos = low-income family.
    * fijar precios bajos = price + low.
    * frente de bajas presiones = ridge of low pressure.
    * hablar en voz baja = whisper, speak + low.
    * marea baja = low tide.
    * más bien bajo = shortish.
    * monte bajo = undergrowth, understorey [understory, -USA], fynbos, shrubland, scrubland.
    * Países Bajos, los = Netherlands, the, Low Countries, the.
    * período bajo = dry spell.
    * período de baja actividad = dry spell.
    * persona de nivel cultural bajo = lowbrow [low-brow].
    * persona de nivel intelectual bajo = lowbrow [low-brow].
    * planta baja = ground floor.
    * que habla en voz baja = quietly spoken.
    * que vuela bajo = low-flying.
    * sistema de bajas presiones = ridge of low pressure, low pressure system.
    * temporada baja = low season.
    * tirando a bajo = shortish.
    * tirar a lo bajo = low-ball.

    bajo4

    Ex: One of the outcomes of entry under title has been the proliferation of serials titles.

    * acoger bajo la representación de Uno = bring under + Posesivo + umbrella.
    * acoger bajo la tutela de Uno = bring under + Posesivo + umbrella.
    * bajo agua = undersea, underwater.
    * bajo amenaza = under threat.
    * bajo arresto domiciliario = under house arrest.
    * bajo cero = below zero.
    * bajo ciertas circunstancias = under certain circumstances.
    * bajo ciertas condiciones = under certain conditions.
    * bajo coacción = under duress.
    * bajo el asesoramiento de = on the advice of.
    * bajo el brazo = under + Posesivo + arm.
    * bajo el cargo de = on charges of.
    * bajo el control de = under the control of.
    * bajo el emblema = under the banner.
    * bajo el manto de la noche = under the cover of darkness, under the cloak of darkness.
    * bajo el patrocinio de = under the aegis of.
    * bajo el sol = in the eye of the sun.
    * bajo el yugo de = under the yoke of.
    * bajo juramento = under oath, sworn.
    * bajo la apariencia de = in the guise of, under the guise of.
    * bajo la competencia de = under the jurisdiction of.
    * bajo la dirección de = under the supervision of.
    * bajo las garras de = under the grip of.
    * bajo la supervisión de = under the supervision of.
    * bajo la tutela = under the auspices of.
    * bajo la tutela de = under the aegis of.
    * bajo la tutela de Alguien = under + Posesivo + auspices.
    * bajo llave = under lock and key.
    * bajo los auspicios de = under the aegis of, under the auspices of.
    * bajo los auspicios de Alguien = under + Posesivo + auspices.
    * bajo los pies = underfoot.
    * bajo lupa = under the microscope.
    * bajo ninguna circunstancia = under no/any circumstances.
    * bajo ningún concepto = on no account, not on any account, under no/any circumstances.
    * bajo + Posesivo + custodia = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * bajo presión = under pressure.
    * bajo reforma = under reform.
    * bajo sospecha = under suspicion.
    * bajo tierra = underground, below surface.
    * bajo un mismo techo = under one roof.
    * decretar libertad bajo fianza = remand.
    * guardar bajo llave = keep under + lock and key.
    * libertad bajo fianza = bail.
    * mantener bajo control = keep + a rein on.
    * tener Algo bajo el control de Uno = have + Nombre + at + Posesivo + command.
    * territorio bajo mandato = mandate.

    bajo5
    5 = lowdown, mean [meaner -comp., meanest -sup.].

    Ex: The board clearly didn't care if its commissioner was a lowdown, lying, corrupt and untrustworthy creep, likely because that is the nature of the entire organization.

    Ex: Whereas in most European countries during this period welfare provision continued to develop, in Australia it languished at a level which, with the exception of Japan, was the meanest of the developed countries.

    * * *
    bajo1 -ja
    A [ SER] ‹persona› short
    ese chico bajito que trabaja en el bar that short o small guy who works in the bar
    B (indicando posición, nivel)
    1 [ SER] ‹techo› low; ‹tierras› low-lying
    un vestido de talle bajo a low-waisted dress
    2 [ ESTAR] ‹lámpara/cuadro› low
    las ramas más bajas del árbol the lowest branches of the tree
    la parte baja de la estantería the bottom shelf/lower shelves of the bookcase
    el nivel de aceite está bajo the oil level is low
    ¡qué bajo está el río! isn't the river low!
    la marea está baja it's low tide, the tide is out
    3
    (bajado): la casa tenía las persianas bajas the house had the blinds down
    caminaba con la mirada baja she walked (along) looking at the ground o with her eyes lowered
    C
    1 ‹calificación/precio/número› low; ‹temperatura› low
    bajo en nicotina y alquitrán low in nicotine and tar
    una bebida baja en calorías a low-calorie drink
    tiene la tensión or presión baja he has low blood pressure, his blood pressure is low
    liquidaban todo a precios bajísimos they were selling everything off really cheap(ly)
    artículos de baja calidad poor-quality goods
    por lo bajoor ( RPl) por parte baja at least
    les va a costar 10.000 tirando or echando por lo bajo ( fam); it's going to cost them at least 10,000, it's going to cost them 10,000 easily o at (the very) least
    2 ‹volumen/luz› low
    lo dijo en voz baja he said it quietly o in a low voice
    pon la radio bajita put the radio on quietly
    3 ‹oro› below 14 karats
    (falto de): están bajos de moral they're in low spirits, their morale is low
    está baja de defensas her defenses are low
    E (grave) ‹tono/voz› deep, low
    F (vil) ‹acción/instinto› low, base
    caer bajoor en lo bajo: ha caído en lo más bajo she stooped pretty low
    ¡qué bajo has caído! how could you stoop so low?, how low can you get!
    Compuestos:
    ● baja cuna
    feminine humble origins (pl)
    la bajoa Edad Media the late Middle Ages (pl)
    ● baja forma
    estoy en bajoa forma I'm in bad shape, I'm not on form, I'm feeling below par
    la bajoa forma del equipo nacional the poor form of the national team
    feminine low frequency
    feminine ( Per) garbage ( AmE) o ( BrE) refuse collection and street cleaning service
    fpl animal passions (pl)
    fpl low pressure
    feminine low technology
    de bajoa tecnología low-technology ( before n), low-tech
    masculine Low Latin
    masculine bas-relief
    mpl underworld
    el bajo vientre the lower abdomen
    1 ‹volar/pasar› low
    2 ‹hablar/cantar› softly, quietly
    canta más bajo sing more softly
    ¡habla más bajo! keep your voice down!
    A
    1 (planta baja) first ( AmE) o ( BrE) ground floor; (local) commercial premises ( on the first ( AmE) o ( BrE) ground floor of a building)
    2 los bajos mpl ( RPl) the first ( AmE) o ( BrE) ground floor
    B
    1 (de una falda, un vestido) hem; (de un pantalón) cuff ( AmE), turn-up ( BrE)
    2 bajos mpl ( Auto) underbody
    C (contrabajo) bass, double bass
    D
    ( Chi fam) (fin): darle el bajo a algn to do away with sb ( colloq), to get rid of sb
    darle el bajo a algo to polish sth off ( colloq)
    1 (debajo de) under
    corrimos a ponernos bajo techo we ran to get under cover
    ponte bajo el paraguas get under o underneath the umbrella
    tres grados bajo cero three degrees below zero
    cuando yo esté bajo tierra when I'm dead and buried
    bajo el cielo estrellado ( liter); beneath the starry sky ( liter)
    cantando bajo la lluvia singing in the rain
    2 (expresando sujeción, dependencia) under
    está bajo juramento you are under oath
    bajo Alfonso XIII under Alfonso XIII, during the reign of Alfonso XIII
    bajo su mando under his command
    bajo los efectos del alcohol under the influence of alcohol
    bajo ese punto de vista looking at it from that point of view
    bajo el título `España hoy' under the title `España hoy'
    fianza, garantía, llave2 (↑ llave (2)), etc
    * * *

     

    Del verbo bajar: ( conjugate bajar)

    bajo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    bajó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    bajar    
    bajo
    bajar ( conjugate bajar) verbo intransitivo
    1
    a) [ascensor/persona] ( alejándose) to go down;

    ( acercándose) to come down;
    ◊ bajo por las escaleras to go/come down the stairs;

    ya bajo I'll be right down
    b) ( apearse) bajo de algo ‹de tren/avión› to get off sth;

    ‹ de coche› to get out of sth;
    ‹de caballo/bicicleta› to get off sth
    c) (Dep) [ equipo] to go down

    2

    b) [fiebre/tensión] to go down, drop;

    [ hinchazón] to go down;
    [ temperatura] to fall, drop
    c) [precio/valor] to fall, drop;

    [ calidad] to deteriorate;
    [ popularidad] to diminish;

    verbo transitivo
    1 ‹escalera/cuesta› to go down
    2 ‹brazo/mano› to put down, lower
    3
    a) bajo algo (de algo) ‹de armario/estante› to get sth down (from sth);

    ‹ del piso de arriba› ( traer) to bring sth down (from sth);
    ( llevar) to take sth down (to sth)
    b) bajo a algn de algo ‹de mesa/caballo› to get sb off sth

    4
    a) ‹persiana/telón› to lower;

    ‹ ventanilla› to open
    b) ‹ cremallera› to undo

    5 ‹ precio› to lower;
    ‹ fiebre› to bring down;
    ‹ volumen› to turn down;
    ‹ voz› to lower
    bajarse verbo pronominal
    1 ( apearse) bajose de algo ‹de tren/autobús› to get off sth;
    ‹ de coche› to get out of sth;
    ‹de caballo/bicicleta› to get off sth;
    ‹de pared/árbol› to get down off sth
    2 ‹ pantalones› to take down;
    ‹ falda› to pull down
    bajo 1
    ◊ -ja adjetivo

    1 [ser] ‹ persona› short
    2
    a) [ser] ‹ techo› low;

    ‹ tierras› low-lying
    b) [estar] ‹lámpara/cuadro/nivel› low;


    están bajos de moral their morale is low;
    está bajo de defensas his defenses are low
    3
    a) ‹calificación/precio/temperatura› low;


    bajo en calorías low-calorie;
    de baja calidad poor-quality
    b) ‹volumen/luz› low;


    4 ( grave) ‹tono/voz› deep, low
    5 ( vil) ‹acción/instinto› low, base;

    bajo 2 adverbio
    a) ‹volar/pasar› low

    b) ‹hablar/cantar› softly, quietly;

    ◊ ¡habla más bajo! keep your voice down!

    ■ sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) ( planta baja) first (AmE) o (BrE) ground floor

    b)

    ◊ los bajos (CS) the first (AmE) o (BrE) ground floor

    2 ( contrabajo) (double) bass
    ■ preposición
    under;

    tres grados bajo cero three degrees below zero;
    bajo juramento under oath
    bajar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (descender) to come o go down: bajé corriendo la cuesta, I ran downhill ➣ Ver nota en ir 2 (llevar algo abajo) to bring o get o take down: baja los disfraces del trastero, bring the costumes down from the attic
    3 (un telón) to lower
    (una persiana) to let down
    (la cabeza) to bow o lower
    4 (reducir el volumen) to turn down
    (la voz) to lower
    5 (los precios, etc) to reduce, cut
    6 (ropa, dobladillo) tengo que bajar el vestido, I've got to let the hem down
    7 Mús tienes que bajar un tono, you've got to go down a tone
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 to go o come down: bajamos al bar, we went down to the bar
    2 (apearse de un tren, un autobús) to get off
    (de un coche) to get out [de, of]: tienes que bajarte en la siguiente parada, you've got to get off at the next stop
    3 (disminuir la temperatura, los precios) to fall, drop: ha bajado su cotización en la bolsa, its share prices have dropped in the stock exchange
    bajo,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 low
    2 (de poca estatura) short: es muy bajo para jugar al baloncesto, he's a bit too short to play basketball
    3 (poco intenso) faint, soft: en este local la música está baja, the music isn't very loud here
    4 (escaso) poor: su nivel es muy bajo, his level is very low
    este queso es bajo en calorías, this cheese is low in calories
    5 Mús low
    6 fig (mezquino, vil, ruin) base, despicable: tiene muy bajos instintos, he's absolutely contemptible
    bajos fondos, the underworld
    la clase baja, the lower class
    II adverbio low: habla bajo, por favor, please speak quietly
    por lo b., (a sus espaldas, disimuladamente) on the sly: con Pedro es muy amable, pero por lo bajo echa pestes de él, she's very nice to Pedro, but she's always slagging him off behind his back
    (como mínimo) at least: ese libro cuesta cinco mil pesetas tirando por lo bajo, that book costs at least five thousand pesetas
    III sustantivo masculino
    1 Mús (instrumento, cantante, instrumentista) bass
    2 (de un edificio) ground floor
    3 (de una prenda) hem
    IV mpl Mec underneath: las piedras del camino le rozaron los bajos del coche, we scratched the bottom of the car against the stones on the road
    V preposición
    1 (lugar) under, underneath
    bajo techo, under shelter
    bajo tierra, underground
    bajo la tormenta, in the storm
    2 Pol Hist under
    bajo la dictadura, under the dictatorship 3 bajo cero, (temperatura) below zero
    4 Jur under
    bajo fianza, on bail
    bajo juramento, under oath
    bajo multa de cien mil pesetas, subject to a fine of one hundred thousand pesetas
    bajo ningún concepto, under no circumstances
    firmó la declaración bajo presión, she signed the declaration under pressure
    La traducción más común del adjetivo es low. Sin embargo, recuerda que cuando quieres describir a una persona debes usar la palabra short: Es muy bajo para su edad. He's very short for his age.

    ' bajo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    auspicio
    - baja
    - caer
    - calificar
    - caloría
    - circunstancia
    - concepto
    - confiar
    - control
    - cuerda
    - dominación
    - fianza
    - fiebre
    - guardia
    - hundida
    - hundido
    - imperio
    - ínfima
    - ínfimo
    - insolación
    - juramento
    - libertad
    - llave
    - manía
    - ministerio
    - monte
    - murmurar
    - par
    - pretexto
    - próxima
    - próximo
    - rescoldo
    - ropa
    - sarro
    - so
    - tapón
    - techo
    - tierra
    - tono
    - vigilancia
    - a
    - abrasar
    - anestesia
    - arresto
    - ático
    - bajar
    - bajío
    - chato
    - chico
    - coacción
    English:
    account
    - aloud
    - auspice
    - bail
    - bass
    - bass guitar
    - below
    - beneath
    - body
    - bottom
    - clampdown
    - complaint
    - conceal
    - condition
    - content
    - control
    - cover
    - cuff
    - custody
    - depressed
    - distraught
    - down
    - drunk driving
    - DUI
    - escrow
    - feel
    - floodlight
    - foresight
    - freezing
    - ground
    - gun
    - hand
    - honour
    - hurtle
    - in
    - keep down
    - lock away
    - low
    - low-alcohol
    - low-budget
    - low-calorie
    - low-cost
    - lower
    - Lower Egypt
    - lowest
    - microscope
    - minus
    - oath
    - observation
    - off
    * * *
    bajo, -a
    ♦ adj
    1. [objeto, cifra] low;
    [persona, estatura] short;
    es más bajo que su amigo he's shorter than his friend;
    el pantano está muy bajo the water (level) in the reservoir is very low;
    tengo la tensión baja I have low blood pressure;
    tener la moral baja, estar bajo de moral to be in low o poor spirits;
    estar en baja forma to be off form;
    han mostrado una baja forma alarmante they have shown worryingly poor form, they have been worryingly off form;
    los precios más bajos de la ciudad the lowest prices in the city;
    tirando o [m5] calculando por lo bajo at least, at the minimum;
    de baja calidad poor(-quality);
    bajo en calorías low-calorie;
    bajo en nicotina low in nicotine (content)
    Elec baja frecuencia low frequency; Arte bajo relieve bas-relief; Informát baja resolución low resolution
    2. [cabeza] bowed;
    [ojos] downcast;
    paseaba con la cabeza baja she was walking with her head down
    3. [poco audible] low;
    [sonido] soft, faint;
    en voz baja softly, in a low voice;
    pon la música más baja, por favor turn the music down, please;
    por lo bajo [en voz baja] in an undertone;
    [en secreto] secretly;
    reírse por lo bajo to snicker, to snigger
    4. [grave] deep
    5. Geog lower;
    el bajo Amazonas the lower Amazon
    6. Hist lower;
    la baja Edad Media the late Middle Ages
    7. [pobre] lower-class
    los bajos fondos the underworld
    8. [vil] base
    9. [soez] coarse, vulgar;
    se dejó llevar por bajas pasiones he allowed his baser instincts to get the better of him
    10. [metal] base
    11. Perú baja policía street cleaners
    ♦ nm
    1. [dobladillo] hem;
    meter el bajo de una falda to take up a skirt
    2. [planta baja] [piso] Br ground floor flat, US first floor apartment;
    [local] Br premises on the ground floor, US premises on the first floor;
    los bajos Br the ground floor, US the first floor
    3. Mús [instrumento, cantante] bass;
    [instrumentista] bassist
    4. Mús [sonido] bass
    5. Aut
    bajos [de vehículo] underside
    6. [hondonada] hollow
    7. [banco de arena] shoal, sandbank
    ♦ adv
    1. [hablar] quietly, softly;
    ella habla más bajo que él she speaks more softly than he does;
    ¡habla más bajo, vas a despertar al bebé! keep your voice down or you'll wake the baby up!
    2. [caer] low;
    Fig
    ¡qué bajo has caído! how low you have sunk!
    3. [volar] low
    ♦ prep
    1. [debajo de] under;
    bajo su apariencia pacífica se escondía un ser agresivo beneath his calm exterior there lay an aggressive nature;
    bajo cero below zero;
    Fig
    bajo cuerda o [m5] mano secretly, in an underhand manner;
    le pagó bajo mano para conseguir lo que quería he paid her secretly to get what he wanted;
    bajo este ángulo from this angle;
    bajo la lluvia in the rain;
    bajo techo under cover;
    dormir bajo techo to sleep with a roof over one's head o indoors
    2. [sometido a]
    bajo coacción under duress;
    bajo control under control;
    bajo el régimen de Franco under Franco's regime;
    fue encarcelado bajo la acusación de… he was jailed on charges of…;
    Der
    bajo fianza on bail;
    bajo mando de under the command of;
    prohibido aparcar bajo multa de 100 euros no parking – penalty 100 euros;
    bajo observación under observation;
    bajo palabra on one's word;
    el trato se hizo bajo palabra it was a purely verbal o a gentleman's agreement;
    bajo pena de muerte on pain of death;
    bajo tratamiento médico receiving medical treatment;
    bajo la tutela de in the care of
    * * *
    I adj
    1 low;
    bajo en sal low in salt
    2 persona short
    II m
    1 MÚS bass
    2 piso first floor, Br
    ground floor; de edificio first floor apartment, Br
    ground floor flat
    4
    :
    por lo bajo at least
    III adv
    1 cantar, hablar quietly, softly
    2 volar low
    IV prp under;
    tres grados bajo cero three degrees below zero;
    palabra on o under oath
    * * *
    bajo adv
    1) : down, low
    2) : softly, quietly
    habla más bajo: speak more softly
    bajo, -ja adj
    1) : low
    2) : short (of stature)
    3) : soft, faint, deep (of sounds)
    4) : lower
    el bajo Amazonas: the lower Amazon
    5) : lowered
    con la mirada baja: with lowered eyes
    6) : base, vile
    7)
    los bajos fondos : the underworld
    bajo nm
    1) : bass (musical instrument)
    2) : first floor, ground floor
    3) : hemline
    bajo prep
    : under, beneath, below
    * * *
    bajo1 adj
    1. (persona) short
    2. (muro, mueble, voz) low
    habla en voz baja she speaks in a low voice / she speaks quietly
    3. (nivel, precio, número) low
    bajo2 adv
    2. (con voz suave) quietly
    bajo3 n
    1. (planta baja) ground floor
    3. (instrumento, voz) bass
    ¿quién toca el bajo? who plays the bass?
    4. (músico) bass player
    bajo4 prep under

    Spanish-English dictionary > bajo

  • 18 microscópica


    microscópico,-a adjetivo microscopic: llevaré las pruebas al laboratorio para su análisis microscópico, I'll take the evidence to the lab to be examined under a microscope

    Spanish-English dictionary > microscópica

  • 19 ALLEGRO

    adv.
    allegro.
    * * *
    [a'leɤro]
    masculino allegro
    * * *
    Ex. From the early 80s, the microcomputer library system ' ALLEGRO' has been under development and in practical use at Braunschweig Technical University.
    * * *
    [a'leɤro]
    masculino allegro
    * * *

    Ex: From the early 80s, the microcomputer library system ' ALLEGRO' has been under development and in practical use at Braunschweig Technical University.

    * * *
    /aˈleɣro/
    allegro
    * * *

    Spanish-English dictionary > ALLEGRO

  • 20 Alemania

    f.
    Germany.
    Alemania Occidental/Oriental (Antes) West/East Germany
    * * *
    1 Germany
    \
    Alemania Occidental West Germany
    Alemania Oriental East Germany
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino Germany
    * * *
    = Deutschland, Germany.
    Ex. For example, Germany should be entered under Deutschland, Japan under NIPPON, and so on, because they are in the international form.
    Ex. Geographical constraints may be introduced, so that a data base can be searched in a 'French' command language in France, and in a 'German' command language in Germany.
    ----
    * Alemania del Este = East Germany.
    * Alemania Occidental = West Germany.
    * Asociación de Archiveros de Alemania Occidental = West German Society of Archivists (WGSA).
    * Biblioteca Nacional de Alemania = Deutsche Bibliothek.
    * * *
    femenino Germany
    * * *
    = Deutschland, Germany.

    Ex: For example, Germany should be entered under Deutschland, Japan under NIPPON, and so on, because they are in the international form.

    Ex: Geographical constraints may be introduced, so that a data base can be searched in a 'French' command language in France, and in a 'German' command language in Germany.
    * Alemania del Este = East Germany.
    * Alemania Occidental = West Germany.
    * Asociación de Archiveros de Alemania Occidental = West German Society of Archivists (WGSA).
    * Biblioteca Nacional de Alemania = Deutsche Bibliothek.

    * * *
    Germany
    Compuestos:
    ● Alemania Occidental or Federal
    ( Hist) West Germany
    ● Alemania Oriental or del Este
    ( Hist) East Germany
    * * *

     

    Alemania sustantivo femenino
    Germany
    Alemania sustantivo femenino Germany
    ' Alemania' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    teutón
    - teutona
    - teutónica
    - teutónico
    - bien
    - RFA
    English:
    expatriate
    - Germany
    - grow up
    - federal
    * * *
    Germany
    Antes Alemania del Este East Germany; Antes Alemania Federal West Germany; Antes Alemania Occidental West Germany; Antes Alemania Oriental East Germany
    * * *
    f Germany

    Spanish-English dictionary > Alemania

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