Traduction: de l'espagnol

fully-loaded

  • 1 cargado

    adj.
    1 loaded, fraught, laden.
    2 loaded, captious, catchy.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: cargar.
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    1→ link=cargar cargar
    ► adjetivo
    1 (atmósfera) heavy, dense
    2 (bebida) strong
    3 familiar (borracho) drunk, (US loaded)
    4 figurado burdened, weighed down
    ■ cargado,-a de responsabilidades weighed down with responsibility
    \
    ser cargado,-a de espaldas to be round-shouldered
    * * *
    (f. - cargada)
    adj.
    * * *
    1.
    PP de cargar
    2. ADJ
    1) (=con cargamento) loaded

    déjame que te ayude, que vas muy cargada — let me help you, you've got such a lot to carry

    • cargado de algo, los árboles estaban ya cargados de fruta — the trees were already weighed down o loaded down with fruit

    viajaba cargada de maletas — she was travelling with a ton of luggage, she was travelling loaded down with o weighed down with luggage

    estamos muy cargados de trabajo — we're snowed under (with work), we're overloaded with work

    un país cargado de deudas — a country burdened o weighed down with debt

    • ser cargado de espaldas o hombros — to be round-shouldered

    • estar cargado de razón — to be totally in the right

    2) (=fuerte) [café, bebida alcohólica] strong
    3) [ambiente] (=no respirable) stuffy; (=lleno de humo) smoky; (=tenso) fraught, tense

    abre la ventana que esto está muy cargado — open the window, it's very stuffy in here

    4) (Meteo) (=bochornoso) close, overcast
    5) (Mil) [arma] loaded; [bomba, mina] live
    6) (Elec) [batería, pila] charged; [cable] live
    7) [dados] loaded
    8) [ojos] heavy
    9) * (=borracho) tanked up **
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    1)

    iba muy cargada — she was loaded down o laden (with parcels/shopping)

    cargado de algo: vino cargado de regalos he arrived loaded down with presents; mujeres cargadas de hijos women weighed down by children; cargado de deudas heavily in debt; un ciruelo cargado de fruta — a plum tree laden with fruit

    b) <ambiente/atmósfera> (pesado, bochornoso) heavy, close; (con humo, olores desagradables) stuffy; ( tenso) strained, tense

    una atmósfera cargada de humo/tensión — a very smoky/tense atmosphere

    c) < dados> loaded
    d) < café> strong; < combinado> strong, with plenty of rum (or gin, etc)
    2)

    cargado de hombros or de espaldas — with bowed shoulders

    * * *
    = laden, stuffy [stuffier -comp., stuffies -sup.], fraught, loaded.
    Ex. When you arrive at the check-out desk you have a laden trolley and many more items than on your shopping list.
    Ex. She wrote, 'the atmosphere of a bookshop I always imagine to be stuffy and fusty'.
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Fraught years ahead? Trade unions and libraries'.
    Ex. The loaded wagons were then covered with tarpaulins to keep out rain and atmospheric moisture which would have slaked the lime.
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    * aire cargado = fug.
    * atmósfera cargada = fug.
    * bala cargada = live bullet.
    * cargado al máximo = fully-loaded.
    * cargado de = fraught with, flush with, laden with.
    * cargado de electricidad = charged.
    * cargado de emotividad = emotive.
    * cargado de significado = pregnant.
    * munición cargada = live ammunition, live munition.
    * pistola cargada = loaded pistol.
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    - da adjetivo
    1)

    iba muy cargada — she was loaded down o laden (with parcels/shopping)

    cargado de algo: vino cargado de regalos he arrived loaded down with presents; mujeres cargadas de hijos women weighed down by children; cargado de deudas heavily in debt; un ciruelo cargado de fruta — a plum tree laden with fruit

    b) <ambiente/atmósfera> (pesado, bochornoso) heavy, close; (con humo, olores desagradables) stuffy; ( tenso) strained, tense

    una atmósfera cargada de humo/tensión — a very smoky/tense atmosphere

    c) < dados> loaded
    d) < café> strong; < combinado> strong, with plenty of rum (or gin, etc)
    2)

    cargado de hombros or de espaldas — with bowed shoulders

    * * *
    = laden, stuffy [stuffier -comp., stuffies -sup.], fraught, loaded.

    Ex: When you arrive at the check-out desk you have a laden trolley and many more items than on your shopping list.

    Ex: She wrote, 'the atmosphere of a bookshop I always imagine to be stuffy and fusty'.
    Ex: The article is entitled ' Fraught years ahead? Trade unions and libraries'.
    Ex: The loaded wagons were then covered with tarpaulins to keep out rain and atmospheric moisture which would have slaked the lime.
    * aire cargado = fug.
    * atmósfera cargada = fug.
    * bala cargada = live bullet.
    * cargado al máximo = fully-loaded.
    * cargado de = fraught with, flush with, laden with.
    * cargado de electricidad = charged.
    * cargado de emotividad = emotive.
    * cargado de significado = pregnant.
    * munición cargada = live ammunition, live munition.
    * pistola cargada = loaded pistol.

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    cargado -da
    A
    1
    (que lleva peso): iba muy cargada she was loaded down o laden (with parcels/shopping), she had a lot to carry
    cargado DE algo:
    siempre viene cargado de regalos para los niños he always comes loaded with presents for the children
    mujeres cargadas de hijos women weighed down by children
    cargado de deudas heavily in debt
    un salón cargado de adornos a room full of ornaments
    un ciruelo cargado de fruta a plum tree laden with fruit
    2 ‹ambiente/atmósfera› (pesado, bochornoso) heavy, close; (con humo, olores desagradables) stuffy
    mejor no lo menciones, la atmósfera está cargada better not mention it, the atmosphere's very strained o tense
    cargado DE algo:
    viven en un clima cargado de tensión they live in an atmosphere of extreme tension
    una atmósfera cargada de humo a very smoky atmosphere
    3 ‹dados› loaded
    4 ‹café› strong; ‹combinado› strong, with plenty of rum/gin
    B
    cargado de hombros or de espaldas bowed
    un viejo cargado de hombros an old man with rounded o bowed shoulders
    caminaba cargado de espaldas he walked with a stoop
    C ( Col) ‹oveja/vaca› pregnant
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    Del verbo cargar: ( conjugate cargar)

    cargado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
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    cargar
    cargado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    1
    a) ( con peso):


    cargado de algo ‹ de regalos› laden with sth;

    ‹de paquetes/maletas› loaded down with sth;

    un árbol cargado de fruta a tree laden with fruit;
    cargado de trabajo overloaded with work
    b) ‹ambiente/atmósfera› ( bochornoso) heavy, close;

    (con humo, olores desagradables) stuffy;
    ( tenso) strained, tense
    c) ‹ café› strong

    2 cargado de hombros or de espaldas with bowed shoulders
    cargar ( conjugate cargar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) ‹barco/avión/camión› to load;


    no cargues tanto el coche don't put so much in the car
    b) ‹pistola/escopeta› to load;

    ‹pluma/encendedor› to fill;
    ‹ cámara› to load, put a film in
    c) (Elec) to charge

    2
    a) ‹ mercancías› to load

    b) ‹ combustible› to fuel;

    ◊ tengo que cargado nafta (RPl) I have to fill up with gasoline (AmE) o (BrE) petrol

    c) (Inf) to load

    3 ( de obligaciones) cargado a algn de algo to burden sb with sth;
    ◊ me cargadoon la culpa they put o laid the blame on me

    4
    a) ‹paquetes/bolsas› to carry;

    ‹ niño› (AmL) to carry
    b) (AmL exc RPl) ‹ armas› to carry

    c) (Ven fam) ( llevar puesto) to wear;

    ( tener consigo):

    5 ( a una cuenta) to charge
    6 (Méx fam) ( matar) to kill
    verbo intransitivo
    1 cargado con algo ‹ con bulto› to carry sth;

    2 cargado contra algn [tropas/policía] to charge on o at sb
    3 [ batería] to charge
    4 (fam) ( fastidiar):

    cargarse verbo pronominal
    1
    a) [pilas/flash] to charge;

    [ partícula] to become charged
    b) cargadose de algo ‹de bolsas/equipaje› to load oneself down with sth;

    ‹ de responsabilidades› to take on a lot of sth;
    ‹ de deudas› to saddle oneself with sth
    2
    a) (fam) ( matar) to kill

    b) (Esp fam) ‹ motor› to wreck;

    ‹ jarrón› to smash
    cargado,-a adjetivo
    1 (lleno) loaded
    2 (un café, té, combinado) strong
    3 (el tiempo, la atmósfera) sultry
    (lleno de humo, poco ventilado) stuffy
    4 figurado (saturado) burdened: está cargado de trabajo, he's got loads of work
    5 Elec charged 6 estás cargado de espaldas/ hombros, you have a stoop
    cargar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 to load: cargó al niño en brazos, she took the boy in her arms
    2 (un mechero, una pluma) to fill
    3 (poner carga eléctrica) to charge
    4 (atribuir algo negativo) cargar a alguien con las culpas, to put the blame on sb
    le cargan la responsabilidad a su padre, they put the blame on his father
    5 Com to charge: cárguelo a mi cuenta, charge it to my account
    6 familiar Educ to fail
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (soportar, hacerse cargo) to lumber [con, with]: carga con la casa y con la suegra, she has to do all the housework as well as having to take care of her mother-in-law
    figurado cargar con las consecuencias, to suffer the consequences
    2 (llevar un peso) to carry: siempre carga con lo más pesado, he always takes the heaviest
    3 (arremeter, atacar) to charge [contra, against]
    ' cargado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    carga
    - cargada
    English:
    botch
    - fraught
    - fug
    - laden
    - live
    - loaded
    - round-shouldered
    - smoky
    - strong
    - weak
    - have
    - round-
    - stoop
    - stuffy
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    cargado, -a adj
    1. [lleno] loaded (de with);
    estar cargado de deudas to be weighed down with debt;
    un calendario muy cargado a heavy schedule;
    una madre cargada de preocupaciones a mother burdened with worries
    2. [arma] loaded
    3. [bebida] strong
    4. [eléctricamente] charged
    5. [bochornoso] [ambiente, atmósfera] oppressive;
    [habitación] stuffy; [tiempo] sultry, close; [cielo] overcast
    6. [tenso] [ambiente, atmósfera] tense;
    una reunión cargada de tensión an extremely tense meeting
    7. Fam [borracho]
    está o [m5] va cargado he's had a few too many
    * * *
    adj
    1 loaded (de with)
    2
    :
    cargado de años bowed with old age;
    hombros bowed
    3 aire stuffy
    4 ambiente tense
    5 café strong
    * * *
    cargado, -da adj
    1) : loaded
    2) : bogged down, weighted down
    3) : close, stuffy
    4) : charged
    cargado de tensión: charged with tension
    5) fuerte: strong
    café cargado: strong coffee
    6)
    cargado de hombros : stoop-shouldered
    * * *
    cargado adj
    1. (en general) loaded / full
    2. (atmósfera) stuffy [comp. stuffier; superl. stuffiest]
    3. (café) strong

    Spanish-English dictionary > cargado

  • 2 cargado al máximo

    Ex. This article emphasises the fact that manufacturers of library shelving should recognise the need to move fully-loaded ranges when designing shelving for libraries.
    * * *

    Ex: This article emphasises the fact that manufacturers of library shelving should recognise the need to move fully-loaded ranges when designing shelving for libraries.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cargado al máximo

  • 3 cuerpo de estanterías

    (n.) = bay of shelves, range of shelving, range, bay of shelving
    Ex. Each section has its own bay of shelves.
    Ex. Compact shelving eliminates all but one aisle in any set of ranges of shelving.
    Ex. This article emphasises the fact that manufacturers of library shelving should recognise the need to move fully-loaded ranges when designing shelving for libraries.
    Ex. The new vehicle is equipped with an access wheelchair lift and a bay of shelving on a trolley which can be taken into the homes.
    * * *
    (n.) = bay of shelves, range of shelving, range, bay of shelving

    Ex: Each section has its own bay of shelves.

    Ex: Compact shelving eliminates all but one aisle in any set of ranges of shelving.
    Ex: This article emphasises the fact that manufacturers of library shelving should recognise the need to move fully-loaded ranges when designing shelving for libraries.
    Ex: The new vehicle is equipped with an access wheelchair lift and a bay of shelving on a trolley which can be taken into the homes.

    Spanish-English dictionary > cuerpo de estanterías

  • 4 máximo

    adj.
    maximum, greatest, maximal, top.
    m.
    1 maximum, high point, peak.
    2 Máximo.
    3 maximum, acme of a process or disease.
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    ► adjetivo
    1 (velocidad) maximum; (puntuación, condecoración) highest
    1 maximum
    ————————
    1 maximum
    * * *
    1. noun m. - como máximo 2. (f. - máxima)
    adj.
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ [altura, temperatura, velocidad, carga] maximum

    máximo jefe o líder — esp LAm President, leader

    2.

    • al máximo — to the maximum

    debemos aprovechar al máximo nuestros recursos — we must exploit our resources to the maximum, we must make the best of the resources we have

    • como máximo — (=como mucho) at the most, at the outside; (=como muy tarde) at the latest

    te costará 5.000 como máximo — it'll cost you 5,000 at the most

    * * *
    I
    - ma adjetivo <temperatura/velocidad> top (before n), maximum (before n); <carga/altura> maximum (before n); < punto> highest; < esfuerzo> greatest, maximum (before n)

    era su máxima ilusión/ambición — it was her great dream/greatest ambition

    lo máximo que puede ocurrir es... — the worst that can happen is...

    II
    masculino maximum

    100 palabras como máximo — 100 words, maximum

    rendir al máximo — < persona> to give a hundred percent; < máquina> to work to its full capacity

    * * *
    = maximum, utmost, peak, maximal, ultimate, upper bound.
    Ex. When used by skilled abstractors this mixture of styles can achieve the maximum transmission of information, within a minimum length.
    Ex. Indeed, he must take the utmost care never to jump to conclusions.
    Ex. Peak use of the libraries occurs during lunch hours.
    Ex. Summaries typically convey maximal information in minimal space.
    Ex. The whole project is undeniably full of sentimental, cinephiliac rapture, but it provided the ultimate opportunity for filmmakers to talk feverishly about the basic nature of their medium.
    Ex. It also provides a simple yet powerful mechanism for establishing the upper bound of the maximal substructural commonality of a series of compounds.
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    * alcanzar el máximo = reach + a head.
    * al máximo = to the full, to the utmost, to the hilt, to the extreme, at full stretch.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * aprovechamiento al máximo = optimisation [optimization, -USA].
    * aprovechar al máximo = maximise [maximize, -USA], optimise [optimize, -USA], realise + to its full potential, exploit + full potential, take + full advantage (of), get + the best out of, take + the best advantage, get + the most out of, realise + the potential, make + the best possible use of.
    * aprovechar al máximo las oportunidades = maximise + opportunities.
    * aprovecharse al máximo de = make + the best of.
    * aspirar a lo máximo = shoot (for) + the moon.
    * búsqueda por máxima proximidad = nearest neighbour searching.
    * cargado al máximo = fully-loaded.
    * coste máximo = maximum cost.
    * de máxima categoría = top-class.
    * de máxima seguridad = safety critical [safety-critical].
    * disfrutar al máximo = enjoy + every minute of, love + every minute of it.
    * enojado al máximo = mad as hell.
    * esforzarse al máximo = do + Posesivo + utmost, stretch + Reflexivo, stretch + Nombre + to the limit, give + Posesivo + utmost, lean over + backwards, work + hard, give + Posesivo + best.
    * estar al máximo = overstretch.
    * explotar al máximo = realise + to its full potential, realise + the potential.
    * funcionando al máximo = overstretched.
    * funcionar al máximo = stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
    * hasta el máximo de las posibilidades de Algo = to + Posesivo + full potential.
    * hasta un máximo de + Número = up to + Número.
    * lleno al máximo = packed to capacity, packed to the rafters.
    * lo máximo = the be all and end all, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * máximo anotador = highest scorer, top scorer, leading scorer.
    * máximo goleador = leading scorer, top scorer, highest scorer.
    * máximo interés = maximum interest.
    * nivel máximo del agua = high-water mark.
    * obtener el máximo beneficio = reap + full potential.
    * ofrecer lo máximo = shoot (for) + the moon.
    * premio máximo = jackpot.
    * producir el rendimiento máximo = come into + Posesivo + own.
    * prueba de la máxima proximidad = nearest neighbour test.
    * sacar el máximo partido = exploit + full potential, take + full advantage (of), take + the best advantage.
    * sacar el máximo partido a = get + the most out of.
    * sacar el máximo partido a Algo = reach + the full potential of.
    * sacar el máximo partido de = make + the best of, harness + the power of.
    * sacar el máximo partido de Algo = make + the most of.
    * sacar el máximo provecho de = get + the most out of.
    * sacar el máximo provecho de Algo = make + the most of.
    * ser el máximo = be the limit.
    * temperatura máxima = maximum temperature.
    * utilizar al máximo = stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
    * utilizar al máximo por medio del ordenador = explode.
    * velocidad máxima = speed limit.
    * velocidad máxima permitida = speed limit.
    * vivir la vida al máximo = live + life to the full.
    * * *
    I
    - ma adjetivo <temperatura/velocidad> top (before n), maximum (before n); <carga/altura> maximum (before n); < punto> highest; < esfuerzo> greatest, maximum (before n)

    era su máxima ilusión/ambición — it was her great dream/greatest ambition

    lo máximo que puede ocurrir es... — the worst that can happen is...

    II
    masculino maximum

    100 palabras como máximo — 100 words, maximum

    rendir al máximo — < persona> to give a hundred percent; < máquina> to work to its full capacity

    * * *
    = maximum, utmost, peak, maximal, ultimate, upper bound.

    Ex: When used by skilled abstractors this mixture of styles can achieve the maximum transmission of information, within a minimum length.

    Ex: Indeed, he must take the utmost care never to jump to conclusions.
    Ex: Peak use of the libraries occurs during lunch hours.
    Ex: Summaries typically convey maximal information in minimal space.
    Ex: The whole project is undeniably full of sentimental, cinephiliac rapture, but it provided the ultimate opportunity for filmmakers to talk feverishly about the basic nature of their medium.
    Ex: It also provides a simple yet powerful mechanism for establishing the upper bound of the maximal substructural commonality of a series of compounds.
    * alcanzar el máximo = reach + a head.
    * al máximo = to the full, to the utmost, to the hilt, to the extreme, at full stretch.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * aprovechamiento al máximo = optimisation [optimization, -USA].
    * aprovechar al máximo = maximise [maximize, -USA], optimise [optimize, -USA], realise + to its full potential, exploit + full potential, take + full advantage (of), get + the best out of, take + the best advantage, get + the most out of, realise + the potential, make + the best possible use of.
    * aprovechar al máximo las oportunidades = maximise + opportunities.
    * aprovecharse al máximo de = make + the best of.
    * aspirar a lo máximo = shoot (for) + the moon.
    * búsqueda por máxima proximidad = nearest neighbour searching.
    * cargado al máximo = fully-loaded.
    * coste máximo = maximum cost.
    * de máxima categoría = top-class.
    * de máxima seguridad = safety critical [safety-critical].
    * disfrutar al máximo = enjoy + every minute of, love + every minute of it.
    * enojado al máximo = mad as hell.
    * esforzarse al máximo = do + Posesivo + utmost, stretch + Reflexivo, stretch + Nombre + to the limit, give + Posesivo + utmost, lean over + backwards, work + hard, give + Posesivo + best.
    * estar al máximo = overstretch.
    * explotar al máximo = realise + to its full potential, realise + the potential.
    * funcionando al máximo = overstretched.
    * funcionar al máximo = stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
    * hasta el máximo de las posibilidades de Algo = to + Posesivo + full potential.
    * hasta un máximo de + Número = up to + Número.
    * lleno al máximo = packed to capacity, packed to the rafters.
    * lo máximo = the be all and end all, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's meow, the cat's whiskers, the dog's bollocks.
    * máximo anotador = highest scorer, top scorer, leading scorer.
    * máximo goleador = leading scorer, top scorer, highest scorer.
    * máximo interés = maximum interest.
    * nivel máximo del agua = high-water mark.
    * obtener el máximo beneficio = reap + full potential.
    * ofrecer lo máximo = shoot (for) + the moon.
    * premio máximo = jackpot.
    * producir el rendimiento máximo = come into + Posesivo + own.
    * prueba de la máxima proximidad = nearest neighbour test.
    * sacar el máximo partido = exploit + full potential, take + full advantage (of), take + the best advantage.
    * sacar el máximo partido a = get + the most out of.
    * sacar el máximo partido a Algo = reach + the full potential of.
    * sacar el máximo partido de = make + the best of, harness + the power of.
    * sacar el máximo partido de Algo = make + the most of.
    * sacar el máximo provecho de = get + the most out of.
    * sacar el máximo provecho de Algo = make + the most of.
    * ser el máximo = be the limit.
    * temperatura máxima = maximum temperature.
    * utilizar al máximo = stretch + Nombre + to the limit.
    * utilizar al máximo por medio del ordenador = explode.
    * velocidad máxima = speed limit.
    * velocidad máxima permitida = speed limit.
    * vivir la vida al máximo = live + life to the full.

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    máximo1 -ma
    ‹temperatura/velocidad› top ( before n), maximum ( before n); ‹carga/precio› maximum
    le fue conferido el máximo galardón she was awarded the highest honor
    su máxima ilusión/ambición es llegar a ser senadora her great dream/greatest ambition is to become a senator
    lo máximo que puede ocurrir es que llegue con retraso the worst that can happen is that she'll arrive late
    Compuestos:
    masculine ( period); penalty
    masculine highest common factor
    maximum
    el máximo de tiempo que le concedieron para pagar fue un año he was given a maximum of one year in which to pay
    el trabajo puede tener un máximo de 20 folios the piece can be up to 20 pages long
    como máximo te costará mil pesetas it'll cost you a thousand pesetas at the most o at the outside
    como máximo llegaremos a las once we'll get there at eleven at the latest
    aprovechó las vacaciones al máximo he enjoyed his vacation to the full, he made the most of his vacation
    las máquinas están rindiendo al máximo the machines are working flat out
    se esforzó al máximo she did her utmost
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    máximo 1
    ◊ -ma adjetivo ‹temperatura/velocidad› top ( before n), maximum ( before n);


    ‹carga/altura› maximum ( before n);
    ‹ punto› highest;
    ‹esfuerzo/ambición› greatest ( before n);

    máximo 2 sustantivo masculino
    maximum;
    como máximo at the most;
    aprovechar algo al máximo to make the most of sth;
    se esforzó al máximo she did her utmost;
    rendir al máximo [ persona] to give a hundred percent;

    [ máquina] to work to its full capacity
    máximo,-a
    I adjetivo maximum, highest
    carga máxima autorizada, maximum load allowed
    el máximo esplendor del imperio, the most brilliant period of the empire
    II m (tope) maximum: nos esforzamos al máximo, we did our utmost
    un máximo de cinco personas, a maximum of five people
    como máximo, (como mucho) at the most
    (a más tardar) at the latest
    ' máximo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    límite
    - máxima
    - suma
    - sumo
    - tasar
    - techo
    - tope
    English:
    absolute
    - aim
    - level
    - max
    - maximum
    - most
    - N
    - nth degree
    - out
    - peak
    - top
    - ultimate
    - limit
    - live
    - load
    - mileage
    - outside
    - stretch
    - take
    - utmost
    * * *
    máximo, -a
    ♦ superlativo
    ver grande
    ♦ adj
    [capacidad, cantidad, temperatura] maximum; [honor, galardón] highest;
    la máxima puntuación [posible] the maximum score;
    [entre varias] the highest score;
    el máximo goleador the top scorer;
    soy el máximo responsable del proyecto I am the most senior person on the project;
    Mat máximo común denominador highest common denominator; Mat máximo común divisor highest common factor
    ♦ nm
    maximum;
    trabajan un máximo de 35 horas they work a maximum of 35 hours;
    al máximo to the utmost;
    llegar al máximo to reach the limit;
    pon la calefacción al máximo put the heating on maximum o as high as it will go;
    están trabajando al máximo they're working flat out;
    la libra alcanzó un máximo histórico frente al dólar the pound reached an all-time high against the dollar
    ♦ como máximo loc adv
    [a más tardar] at the latest; [como mucho] at the most;
    llegaremos como máximo a las seis we'll be there by six at the latest;
    podemos gastar como máximo cinco millones we can spend up to a maximum of five million
    * * *
    adj maximum
    * * *
    máximo, -ma adj
    : maximum, greatest, highest
    1) : maximum
    2)
    al máximo : to the utmost
    3)
    como máximo : at the most, at the latest
    * * *
    máximo1 adj maximum
    ¿cuál es la velocidad máxima? what's the maximum speed?
    máximo2 n maximum

    Spanish-English dictionary > máximo

  • 5 retirar

    v.
    1 to remove.
    me ha retirado el saludo he's not speaking to me
    2 to force to retire (jubilar) (a deportista).
    una lesión lo retiró de la alta competición an injury forced him to retire from top-flight competition
    3 to pick up, to collect.
    puede pasar a retirar sus fotos el jueves you can pick your photos up o collect your photos on Thursday
    4 to take back (retractarse de).
    ¡retira eso que o lo que dijiste! take that back!, take back what you said!
    5 to withdraw, to draw off, to draw out, to retire.
    Retiramos nuestro dinero We withdrew our money.
    6 to call in, to call back.
    La fábrica retiró diez piezas malas The factory called in ten damaged units.
    * * *
    1 (apartar - gen) to take away, remove; (- un mueble) to move away
    2 (un carnet) to take away
    3 (algo dicho) to take back
    4 (dinero, ley, moneda) to withdraw
    5 (jubilar) to retire
    1 MILITAR to retreat, withdraw
    2 (apartarse del mundo) to go into seclusion
    3 (apartarse) to withdraw, draw back, move back
    ■ retírate, no veo move back, I can't see
    4 (alejarse) to move away
    ■ retírate de la ventana, te van a ver move away from the window, they'll see you
    5 (marcharse) to leave
    ■ cuando acabó, se retiró when he finished, he left
    6 (irse a descansar) to retire
    7 (jubilarse) to retire
    \
    no se retire (al teléfono) hold on, don't hang up
    * * *
    verb
    1) to take away, remove
    •
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ acusación, apoyo, subvención] to withdraw; [+ demanda] to withdraw, take back

    retiró su candidatura a la Presidencia — he stood down from the presidential election, he withdrew his candidacy for the presidency

    2) [+ moneda, sello] to withdraw (from circulation); [+ autobús, avión] to withdraw (from service)

    estos aviones serán retirados de o del servicio — these planes are to be withdrawn from service

    3) [+ permiso, carnet, pasaporte] to withdraw, take away
    4) [+ dinero] to withdraw
    5) [+ tropas] to withdraw; [+ embajador] to recall, withdraw; [+ atleta, caballo] to withdraw, scratch
    6) (=quitar) to take away, remove
    7) [+ cabeza, cara] to pull back, pull away; [+ mano] to draw back, withdraw; [+ tentáculo] to draw in
    8) (=jubilar) to retire, pension off
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( quitar) to remove, take away; ( apartar) to move away

    retiró la cacerola del fuego — he removed the saucepan from the heat, he took the saucepan off the heat

    b) <cabeza/mano> to pull... back
    c) <embajador/tropas> to withdraw, pull out
    d) < jugador> to take off, pull... out of the game; <corredor/ciclista> to withdraw, pull out
    e) (+ me/te/le etc) < apoyo> to withdraw; <pasaporte/carnet> to withdraw, take away
    2) <afirmaciones/propuesta> to withdraw
    3)
    a) (de cuenta, fondo) < dinero> to withdraw
    b) ( recoger) <carnet/entradas> to collect
    2.
    retirarse v pron
    1)
    a) ( apartarse) to move back o away; ( irse) to leave, withdraw
    b) ejército/tropas to withdraw, pull out
    c) ( irse a dormir) to go to bed, retire (frml)
    2) ( jubilarse) to retire; ( de actividad) to withdraw

    se retiró de la carrera — ( antes de iniciarse) he pulled out of o withdrew from the race; ( una vez iniciada) he pulled out of o retired from the race

    * * *
    = pick up, withdraw, retire, take back, perfect, revoke, haul away.
    Ex. Then these suggestion can be picked up by the editor, and communicated to the author.
    Ex. Thus, all cards corresponding to documents covering 'Curricula' are withdrawn from the pack.
    Ex. This article stresses the importance for libraries of making current informationav ailable on AIDS, and of retiring out-of-date information on the subject.
    Ex. These are some of the questions the librarian may have to answer: 'Can you recommend a baby-sitter I can trust?', 'How can I stop the hire-purchase company taking back my furniture?', 'Which is the best shoe repairer's in the neighbourhood?'.
    Ex. Even the fully-developed rotary, which soon included devices for cutting and folding the paper as well as for printing and perfecting it, remained fundamentally simple.
    Ex. I would think that we would still charge for lost and damaged books and that we would revoke borrowing privileges of chronic offenders, or whatever we decide to call them.
    Ex. City workers carried out orders to burn some of the library books, while others were buried with the aid of a bulldozer; the remaining books were loaded on trucks and hauled away to trash dumps on the outskirts of the city.
    ----
    * retirar del mercado = withdraw from + sale, take off + the market.
    * retirar dinero = withdraw + cash.
    * retirar paulatinamente = phase out.
    * retirarse = retreat, pull back, bow out, draw back, stand down, back out, walk out.
    * retirarse a los aposientos de Uno = retire + at night.
    * retirarse (de) = pull out of, pull away (from).
    * retirarse por cobardía = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * retirarse por miedo = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * retirar una acusación = drop + a charge.
    * retirar una propuesta = withdraw + proposal.
    * retirar un libro en préstamo = check out + book.
    * sin retirar = uncleared, uncollected.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) ( quitar) to remove, take away; ( apartar) to move away

    retiró la cacerola del fuego — he removed the saucepan from the heat, he took the saucepan off the heat

    b) <cabeza/mano> to pull... back
    c) <embajador/tropas> to withdraw, pull out
    d) < jugador> to take off, pull... out of the game; <corredor/ciclista> to withdraw, pull out
    e) (+ me/te/le etc) < apoyo> to withdraw; <pasaporte/carnet> to withdraw, take away
    2) <afirmaciones/propuesta> to withdraw
    3)
    a) (de cuenta, fondo) < dinero> to withdraw
    b) ( recoger) <carnet/entradas> to collect
    2.
    retirarse v pron
    1)
    a) ( apartarse) to move back o away; ( irse) to leave, withdraw
    b) ejército/tropas to withdraw, pull out
    c) ( irse a dormir) to go to bed, retire (frml)
    2) ( jubilarse) to retire; ( de actividad) to withdraw

    se retiró de la carrera — ( antes de iniciarse) he pulled out of o withdrew from the race; ( una vez iniciada) he pulled out of o retired from the race

    * * *
    = pick up, withdraw, retire, take back, perfect, revoke, haul away.

    Ex: Then these suggestion can be picked up by the editor, and communicated to the author.

    Ex: Thus, all cards corresponding to documents covering 'Curricula' are withdrawn from the pack.
    Ex: This article stresses the importance for libraries of making current informationav ailable on AIDS, and of retiring out-of-date information on the subject.
    Ex: These are some of the questions the librarian may have to answer: 'Can you recommend a baby-sitter I can trust?', 'How can I stop the hire-purchase company taking back my furniture?', 'Which is the best shoe repairer's in the neighbourhood?'.
    Ex: Even the fully-developed rotary, which soon included devices for cutting and folding the paper as well as for printing and perfecting it, remained fundamentally simple.
    Ex: I would think that we would still charge for lost and damaged books and that we would revoke borrowing privileges of chronic offenders, or whatever we decide to call them.
    Ex: City workers carried out orders to burn some of the library books, while others were buried with the aid of a bulldozer; the remaining books were loaded on trucks and hauled away to trash dumps on the outskirts of the city.
    * retirar del mercado = withdraw from + sale, take off + the market.
    * retirar dinero = withdraw + cash.
    * retirar paulatinamente = phase out.
    * retirarse = retreat, pull back, bow out, draw back, stand down, back out, walk out.
    * retirarse a los aposientos de Uno = retire + at night.
    * retirarse (de) = pull out of, pull away (from).
    * retirarse por cobardía = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * retirarse por miedo = wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of).
    * retirar una acusación = drop + a charge.
    * retirar una propuesta = withdraw + proposal.
    * retirar un libro en préstamo = check out + book.
    * sin retirar = uncleared, uncollected.

    * * *
    retirar [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 (quitar) to remove, take away; (apartar) to move o take away
    retiraron las sillas para que pudiéramos bailar they moved o took away the chairs so that we could dance
    el camarero retiró los platos the waiter took o cleared the plates away
    retiraron los dos vehículos accidentados the two vehicles involved in the accident were moved out of the way o were removed
    los vehículos mal estacionados serán retirados badly-parked vehicles will be towed (away) o removed
    sin retirar la tapadera without taking off o removing the lid
    retiraremos a nuestro embajador we shall recall o withdraw our ambassador
    retirar algo DE algo:
    retíralo de la chimenea un poco move it back from the fireplace a little, move it a bit further away from the fire
    retiró la cacerola del fuego he removed the saucepan from the heat, he took the saucepan off the heat
    retiraron los tres coches de la calzada the three cars were removed from o moved off the road
    el autobús tuvo que ser retirado del servicio the bus had to be withdrawn from service
    retiró el ejército de la frontera he withdrew the army from the border
    serán retirados de la circulación they will be withdrawn from circulation
    2 ‹cabeza/mano›
    en el último momento retiró la cabeza at the last moment she pulled her head back o away
    no intentes retirar la mano don't try to pull your hand back ( o out etc), don't try to remove o withdraw your hand
    retirar algo DE algo:
    retiré la mano de la bolsa I took my hand out of the bag, I removed o withdrew my hand from the bag
    3 «entrenador» ‹jugador› to take off, pull … out of the game; ‹corredor/ciclista› to withdraw, pull out
    4 (+ me/te/le etc) ‹apoyo› to withdraw; ‹pasaporte/carnet› to withdraw, take away
    me retiró el saludo/la palabra she stopped saying hello to me/speaking to me
    B ‹afirmaciones/acusación› to withdraw; ‹candidatura/propuesta› to withdraw
    retiro lo dicho I take back o withdraw what I said
    C
    1 (de una cuenta, un fondo) ‹dinero› to withdraw
    2 (recoger) ‹certificado/carnet/entradas› to collect
    ■ retirarse
    A
    1 (apartarse) to move back o away; (irse) to leave, withdraw
    me retiré de la puerta para dejarle paso I moved back from o away from o I stood back from the door to let him through
    puede retirarse you may go o ( frml) withdraw
    el ejército se retiró de la zona the army withdrew from o pulled out of the area
    se retiró a un convento he retired o withdrew to a monastery
    cuando las aguas se retiraron when the waters receded o retreated
    2 (irse a dormir) to go to bed, retire ( frml)
    B
    1 (jubilarse) to retire
    2 (de una actividad) to withdraw
    se retiró una semana antes de la votación he withdrew one week before the vote
    se retiró de la vida pública she retired o withdrew from public life
    se retiró de la carrera/competición (antes de iniciarse) he pulled out of o withdrew from the race/competition; (una vez iniciada) he pulled out of o retired from the race/competition
    * * *

     

    retirar ( conjugate retirar) verbo transitivo
    1

    ( apartar) to move away;

    retirar de la circulación to withdraw from circulation
    b) ‹cabeza/mano› to pull … back

    c) ‹embajador/tropas› to withdraw, pull out

    d) (+ me/te/le etc) ‹ apoyo› to withdraw;

    ‹pasaporte/carnet› to withdraw, take away
    2 ‹afirmaciones/propuesta› to withdraw;

    3 ( de cuenta) ‹ dinero› to withdraw
    retirarse verbo pronominal
    1
    a) ( apartarse) to move back o away;

    ( irse) to leave, withdraw
    b) [ejército/tropas] to withdraw, pull out


    2 ( jubilarse) to retire;
    ( de competición — antes de iniciarse) to withdraw, pull out;
    (— una vez iniciada) to pull out
    retirar verbo transitivo
    1 (de un lugar) to remove, move away: ya hemos retirado todos los muebles, we've already removed all of the furniture
    2 (de una actividad) to retire from
    3 (una ayuda, dinero) to withdraw
    4 (un comentario) to take back: espero que retires esas palabras, I hope you take back those words
    5 (el pasaporte, carné) to take away
    ' retirar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    quitar
    - saludo
    - desautorizar
    - sacar
    English:
    draw back
    - ex
    - ground
    - ill health
    - phase
    - pull out
    - recall
    - retire
    - retract
    - take back
    - take out
    - withdraw
    - call
    - disengage
    - drop
    - pull
    - reclaim
    - take
    * * *
    ♦ vt
    1. [quitar, sacar] to remove (a from); [moneda, producto] to withdraw (de from); [carné, pasaporte] to take away (a from); [ayuda, subvención, apoyo] to withdraw (a from); [ejército, tropas] to withdraw (de from); [embajador] to withdraw, to recall (de from);
    retirar dinero del banco/de la cuenta to withdraw money from the bank/one's account;
    el entrenador retiró a Claudio del terreno de juego/del equipo the manager took Claudio off/left Claudio out of the team;
    me ha retirado el saludo she's not speaking to me
    2. [apartar, quitar de en medio] [objeto] to move away;
    [nieve] to clear; [mano] to withdraw;
    habrá que retirar ese armario de ahí we'll have to move that wardrobe (away) from there;
    retira el dedo o te cortarás move your finger back or you'll cut yourself
    3. [recoger, llevarse] to pick up, to collect;
    puede pasar a retirar sus fotos el jueves you can pick your photos up o collect your photos on Thursday
    4. [retractarse de] [insultos, acusaciones, afirmaciones] to take back;
    [denuncia] to drop;
    ¡retira eso que o [m5] lo que dijiste! take that back!, take back what you said!
    5. [jubilar] [a empleado] to retire;
    una lesión lo retiró de la alta competición an injury forced him to retire from top-flight competition
    * * *
    v/t silla, obstáculo take away, remove; acusación, dinero withdraw
    * * *
    1) : to remove, to take away, to recall
    2) : to withdraw, to take out
    * * *
    1. (en general) to withdraw [pt. withdrew; pp. withdrawn]
    2. (acusación, palabras) to take back [pt. took; pp. taken]

    Spanish-English dictionary > retirar

  • 6 cargo

    m.
    1 charge (cuidado).
    los niños han quedado a mi cargo the children have been left in my care
    estar a cargo de algo, tener algo a su cargo to be in charge of something
    me hago cargo de la difícil situación I am aware of o I realize the difficulty of the situation
    me da cargo de conciencia dejarle pagar I feel bad about letting him pay
    2 post, position (empleo).
    ocupa un cargo muy importante she holds a very important position o post
    cargo público public office
    3 charge (finance).
    con cargo a charged to
    correr a cargo de to be borne by
    hacerse cargo de to pay for
    formular graves cargos contra alguien to bring serious charges against somebody
    5 debit, fee, debit charge.
    6 freight, loading.
    7 office.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: cargar.
    * * *
    1 (peso) load, weight
    2 (empleo) post, position
    3 (gobierno, custodia) charge, responsibility
    4 FINANZAS charge, debit
    5 DERECHO (falta) charge, accusation
    \
    correr a cargo de alguien to be the responsibility of somebody
    ■ el discurso de inauguración correrá a cargo del Sr. Torres Sr. Torres will make the opening speech
    desempeñar el cargo de / ocupar el cargo de to occupy the post of
    estar al cargo de to be in charge of
    hacerse cargo de (responsabilizarse de) to take charge of 2 (entender) to realize
    jurar el cargo to take an oath
    alto cargo top job, high-ranking position
    cargo de conciencia figurado weight on one's conscience
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) load, burden
    3) post, office
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=puesto) post

    ocupa el cargo de comisario europeo desde hace tres años — he has held the office o post of European Commissioner for three years

    • alto cargo — (=persona) top official, senior official; (=puesto) high-ranking position, top post

    ha dimitido un alto cargo directivo — a top o senior official has resigned

    • desempeñar un cargo — to hold a position

    • jurar el cargo — to be sworn in

    • poner el cargo a disposición de algn — euf to offer up one's post to sb

    cargo público — (=puesto) public office; (=persona) person in public office

    2)

    • a cargo de —

    a) (=responsable de) in charge of, responsible for

    las tropas a cargo de los refugiados — the troops in charge of o responsible for the refugees

    b) (=bajo la responsabilidad de)

    "formación a cargo de la empresa" — "training will be provided"

    la clausura del festival estará a cargo de Plácido Domingo — Plácido Domingo will be the main attraction of the festival's closing ceremony

    las reparaciones correrán a cargo del dueño — the cost of repairs will be met by the owner, repairs will be paid for by the owner

    • tener algo a su cargo — to be in charge of sth, be responsible for sth

    3)

    • hacerse cargo de — (=encargarse) to take charge of; (=pagar) to pay for; (=entender) to realize

    cuando él murió, su hijo se hizo cargo del negocio — when he died, his son took charge of o took over the business

    me hago cargo de la importancia de estas conversaciones — I am aware of o realize how important these talks are

    -estamos pasando unos momentos difíciles -sí, ya me hago cargo — "we're going through difficult times" - "yes, I understand o realize"

    4) (Com) charge

    cargo por gestión — [de un billete electrónico] administration fee

    5) (Jur) charge

    cargo de conciencia, tengo cargo de conciencia por el tiempo perdido — I feel guilty about all that wasted time

    pliego, testigo 1., 1)
    6) Chile, Perú (=certificación) date stamp ( providing proof of when a document was submitted)
    * * *
    1) ( puesto) post, position (frml)
    2) (responsabilidad, cuidado)
    a)

    a cargo de alguien: los niños están a mi cargo the children are in my care o (frml) charge; el negocio quedó a su cargo he was left in charge of the business; dejé/puse las ventas a cargo de Luque I left/put Luque in charge of sales; tiene cuatro hijos a su cargo or (Col) a cargo he has four children to support; tiene a su cargo la división comercial — she is responsible for o in charge of the sales department

    b)
    c)

    correr a cargo de alguien: los gastos corren a cargo de la empresa expenses will be paid o met by the company; la organización del concierto corre a mi cargo — I'm responsible for organizing the concert

    d)

    hacerse cargo de algo — ( hacerse responsable) de puesto/tarea to take charge of something; de gastos to take care of something; ( comprender) (Esp) to undertand something, to appreciate something

    3) (Com, Fin) charge

    con cargo a mi cuenta — to be debited against o charged to my account

    4) (Der) charge
    * * *
    1) ( puesto) post, position (frml)
    2) (responsabilidad, cuidado)
    a)

    a cargo de alguien: los niños están a mi cargo the children are in my care o (frml) charge; el negocio quedó a su cargo he was left in charge of the business; dejé/puse las ventas a cargo de Luque I left/put Luque in charge of sales; tiene cuatro hijos a su cargo or (Col) a cargo he has four children to support; tiene a su cargo la división comercial — she is responsible for o in charge of the sales department

    b)
    c)

    correr a cargo de alguien: los gastos corren a cargo de la empresa expenses will be paid o met by the company; la organización del concierto corre a mi cargo — I'm responsible for organizing the concert

    d)

    hacerse cargo de algo — ( hacerse responsable) de puesto/tarea to take charge of something; de gastos to take care of something; ( comprender) (Esp) to undertand something, to appreciate something

    3) (Com, Fin) charge

    con cargo a mi cuenta — to be debited against o charged to my account

    4) (Der) charge
    * * *
    cargo1
    1 = officer, official, position, post, office, job title, incumbent.
    Nota: Nombre.

    Ex: Thus, sometimes the information does not reach those officers who would benefit most from access to it.

    Ex: See also reference tracings include related headings such as personal and corporate headings for officials, pseudonyms used as uniform headings, etc.
    Ex: He has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility.
    Ex: The chief librarian or director of libraries, by which title the post is sometimes now known, will in general be fully occupied with making decisions on internal professional policy.
    Ex: Until Groome appeared, city officials were chosen not so much for their ability to administer the affairs of their offices as for who they knew; hence, old-style machine politics with its accompanying corruption found a congenial atmosphere in which to operate.
    Ex: The job title is designed to indicate the group (professional, associate, technician, or clerk) to which the job belongs and the level of the job within that grouping.
    Ex: This practice of having the former incumbent of the job train the new employee is risky, particularly if that departing employee has in any way been a problem.
    * alto cargo = senior post, senior manager, senior executive, high official, top manager, senior official.
    * alto cargo público = senior public official.
    * altos cargos = people in high office.
    * ascender a un cargo = rise to + position.
    * aspirar a un cargo = aspire to + position.
    * beneficios del cargo, los = spoils of office, the.
    * cargo de director = directorship.
    * cargo directivo = senior post, top official, senior position, managerial position, executive position, top position.
    * cargo ejecutivo = managerial position, executive position.
    * cargo ejecutivo del gobierno = government executive.
    * cargo ministerial = ministry official.
    * cargo oficial = officer.
    * cargo político = government official.
    * cargo público = public official, federal official, elected official, public office.
    * dejar un cargo = resign + office, step down from + Posesivo + position, leave + office.
    * dimitir de un cargo = step down from + Posesivo + position, stand down.
    * en el cargo = in the saddle, in office.
    * en virtud del cargo que ocupa = ex officio.
    * en virtud de su cargo = ex officio.
    * jurar un cargo = swear in.
    * ocupar el cargo = be in the position.
    * ocupar un cargo = hold + position.
    * ocupar un cargo de dirección = hold + a chair.
    * persona designada para un cargo = appointee.
    * prebendas del cargo, las = spoils of office, the.
    * relevar de un cargo = relieve of + duty.
    * renunciar a un cargo = step down from + Posesivo + position, stand down.
    * titular del cargo = incumbent.
    * tomar posesión de un cargo = swear in, take + office.

    cargo2

    Ex: The responsibility for manning the one telephone left at the disposal of a residue of callers fell to a single officer who had other duties to carry out to justify his keep.

    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (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.
    * Algo a cargo de una sola persona = one-person operation.
    * bajo el cargo de = on charges of.
    * cargo de conciencia = guilty conscience.
    * con cargo a = to be debited to, to be charged to.
    * con cargo de conciencia = remorseful.
    * correr a cargo de = be the responsibility of.
    * estar a cargo de = man, be the responsibility of.
    * familiar a cargo = dependent.
    * hacerse cargo = take over, assume + role.
    * hacerse cargo de = take + charge of, take + Nombre + under + Posesivo + wings.
    * hacerse cargo de Algo = take (+ Nombre) + on board (+ Nombre), hold + the fort, hold + the fortress.
    * persona a cargo = dependent.
    * poner a Alguien al cargo de = put + Nombre + in charge of.
    * poner a cargo de = put in + charge of.
    * tener a cargo de uno = have + as + Posesivo + charge.
    * tener a + Posesivo + cargo = have + in + Posesivo + charge.

    cargo3
    3 = charge, indictment.

    Ex: No less prestigious an authority than a Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the charges brought against the man principally responsible for that volume.

    Ex: Enter indictments as instructed in rule 21.36C1.
    * absolver a Alguien de todos los cargos = acquit + Nombre + on all counts.
    * cargos criminales = criminal charges.
    * formular cargos contra = bring + charges against.
    * formular cargos contra Alguien = press + charges.
    * libertad sin cargos = unconditional discharge.

    cargo4
    * culto al cargo = cargo cult.
    * nota de cargo = credit note.
    * * *
    A (puesto) position ( frml), post
    desempeña un cargo importante en la empresa he has o holds an important position in the firm
    tiene un cargo de mucha responsabilidad she has a very responsible job o post o position
    hoy toma posesión de su cargo he takes up his post o position today, he takes up office today
    alto1 (↑ alto (1))
    Compuesto:
    los que ostentan cargos públicos those who hold public office
    B (responsabilidad, cuidado)
    1
    a cargo de algn: los niños están a mi cargo the children are in my care o ( frml) charge
    un concierto a cargo de la Orquesta Nacional ( frml); a concert performed by the National Orchestra
    el negocio quedó a su cargo he was left in charge of the business
    dejé/puse las ventas a cargo de Luque I left/put Luque in charge of sales
    tiene cuatro hijos a su cargoor ( Col) a cargo he has four children to support
    tiene a su cargo la división comercial she is responsible for o in charge of the sales department
    2
    al cargo de algo in charge of sth
    quedó/lo pusieron al cargo del departamento he was left/they put him in charge of the department
    3
    correr a cargo de algn: los gastos corren a cargo de la empresa expenses will be paid o met by the company
    la organización del concierto corre a cargo de su ayudante her assistant is responsible for organizing the concert
    el papel principal corre a cargo de Fernando Arias the main part o the leading role is played by Fernando Arias
    4
    hacerse cargo de algo (hacerse responsable) ‹de un puesto/una tarea› to take charge of sth;
    ‹de gastos› to take care of sth; (entender) ( Esp) to be aware of sth
    ¿podría hacerse cargo de nuestra sucursal en Panamá? could you take charge of o head our branch in Panama?
    mi abuela se hizo cargo de mí my grandmother took care of me
    me hago cargo de la gravedad de la situación I am aware of the gravity of the situation
    es un problema difícil — sí, me hago cargo it's a difficult problem — yes, I realize that o I am aware of that
    Compuesto:
    no tengo ningún cargo de conciencia por no haber ido a visitarlo I don't feel at all guilty for not having been to visit him, I feel no remorse at not having been to visit him
    me da/quedó un cargo de conciencia horrible I feel/felt terribly guilty
    C ( Com, Fin) charge
    sin cargo adicional at no additional cost, at no extra charge
    sin cargo free of charge
    pidió unos cheques de viaje con cargo a su cuenta she ordered some traveler's checks to be debited against o charged to her account
    D ( Der) charge
    niega todos los cargos que se le imputan he denies all the charges against him
    * * *

     

    Del verbo cargar: ( conjugate cargar)

    cargo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    cargó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    cargar    
    cargo
    cargar ( conjugate cargar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a) ‹barco/avión/camión› to load;


    no cargues tanto el coche don't put so much in the car
    b) ‹pistola/escopeta› to load;

    ‹pluma/encendedor› to fill;
    ‹ cámara› to load, put a film in
    c) (Elec) to charge

    2
    a) ‹ mercancías› to load

    b) ‹ combustible› to fuel;

    ◊ tengo que cargo nafta (RPl) I have to fill up with gasoline (AmE) o (BrE) petrol

    c) (Inf) to load

    3 ( de obligaciones) cargo a algn de algo to burden sb with sth;
    ◊ me cargoon la culpa they put o laid the blame on me

    4
    a) ‹paquetes/bolsas› to carry;

    ‹ niño› (AmL) to carry
    b) (AmL exc RPl) ‹ armas› to carry

    c) (Ven fam) ( llevar puesto) to wear;

    ( tener consigo):

    5 ( a una cuenta) to charge
    6 (Méx fam) ( matar) to kill
    verbo intransitivo
    1 cargo con algo ‹ con bulto› to carry sth;

    2 cargo contra algn [tropas/policía] to charge on o at sb
    3 [ batería] to charge
    4 (fam) ( fastidiar):

    cargarse verbo pronominal
    1
    a) [pilas/flash] to charge;

    [ partícula] to become charged
    b) cargose de algo ‹de bolsas/equipaje› to load oneself down with sth;

    ‹ de responsabilidades› to take on a lot of sth;
    ‹ de deudas› to saddle oneself with sth
    2
    a) (fam) ( matar) to kill

    b) (Esp fam) ‹ motor› to wreck;

    ‹ jarrón› to smash
    cargo sustantivo masculino
    1 ( puesto) post, position (frml);
    (de presidente, ministro) office;

    un cargo de responsabilidad a responsible job o post
    2 (responsabilidad, cuidado):

    estar a cargo de algo to be in charge of sth;
    los gastos corren a cargo de la empresa expenses will be paid o met by the company;
    hacerse cargo de algo ‹de puesto/tarea› to take charge of sth;

    ‹ de gastos› to take care of sth;

    3
    a) (Com, Fin) charge;


    b) (Der) charge

    cargar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 to load: cargó al niño en brazos, she took the boy in her arms
    2 (un mechero, una pluma) to fill
    3 (poner carga eléctrica) to charge
    4 (atribuir algo negativo) cargar a alguien con las culpas, to put the blame on sb
    le cargan la responsabilidad a su padre, they put the blame on his father
    5 Com to charge: cárguelo a mi cuenta, charge it to my account
    6 familiar Educ to fail
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (soportar, hacerse cargo) to lumber [con, with]: carga con la casa y con la suegra, she has to do all the housework as well as having to take care of her mother-in-law
    figurado cargar con las consecuencias, to suffer the consequences
    2 (llevar un peso) to carry: siempre carga con lo más pesado, he always takes the heaviest
    3 (arremeter, atacar) to charge [contra, against]
    cargo sustantivo masculino
    1 (puesto) post, position
    2 (cuidado, responsabilidad) charge
    estar al cargo de, to be in charge of
    3 Jur charge, accusation
    4 Fin charge, debit 5 cargo de conciencia, weight on one's conscience, remorse
    ♦ Locuciones: correr a cargo de, (gastos) to be met by
    hacerse cargo de, to take charge of: en seguida se hizo cargo de mi situación, he understood my situation immediately
    ' cargo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acceder
    - acusación
    - adscribir
    - alcaldía
    - antecesor
    - antecesora
    - antigua
    - antiguo
    - candidata
    - candidato
    - candidatura
    - carga
    - cargar
    - cargamento
    - cargarse
    - censor
    - censora
    - cesar
    - consejería
    - correr
    - cuidada
    - cuidado
    - dimitir
    - dirección
    - disputarse
    - educación
    - flete
    - función
    - inhabilitar
    - jefatura
    - jurar
    - juramentar
    - lamentarse
    - minoritaria
    - minoritario
    - nombrar
    - ostentar
    - permanencia
    - poltrona
    - posesión
    - presentarse
    - pretendienta
    - pretendiente
    - regentar
    - rehabilitación
    - reintegrar
    - relevar
    - relumbrón
    - renuncia
    - renunciar
    English:
    appointment
    - assume
    - backbencher
    - band
    - bump off
    - by-election
    - cargo
    - charge
    - count
    - denial
    - deny
    - drop
    - ex
    - foreman
    - handle
    - impression
    - incitement
    - inflict
    - lay on
    - office
    - outrank
    - resign
    - set down
    - shed
    - stand down
    - succeed
    - toss about
    - toss around
    - vessel
    - back
    - commission
    - dean
    - debit
    - dependant
    - discharge
    - dock
    - extra
    - fly
    - front
    - handling
    - impeach
    - incumbent
    - land
    - landing
    - lay
    - load
    - meet
    - reinstate
    - relieve
    - seize
    * * *
    cargo nm
    1. [empleo] post, position;
    ocupa o [m5] es un cargo muy importante she holds a very important position o post;
    tomar posesión del cargo to take up office
    cargo directivo manager;
    cargo público: [m5] ostenta o [m5] es un cargo público she holds public office;
    varios cargos públicos se han visto involucrados en el escándalo several people holding public office have been implicated in the scandal
    2. [cuidado] charge;
    los niños han quedado a mi cargo the children have been left in my care;
    una producción a cargo del Teatro Nacional a National Theatre production;
    está a cargo de o [m5] tiene a su cargo la seguridad de la empresa he is in charge of o responsible for company security;
    hacerse cargo de [asumir el control de] to take charge of;
    [ocuparse de] to take care of; [comprender] to understand;
    se hizo cargo de la gestión de la empresa she took over the running of the company;
    el ejército se hizo cargo del poder the army took power o took over;
    no te preocupes, yo me hago cargo de los niños don't worry, I'll look after the children;
    me hago cargo de la difícil situación I am aware of o I realize the difficulty of the situation;
    tenemos que ir al entierro y llegaremos tarde – sí, me hago cargo we have to go to the funeral, so we'll be late – OK, I understand
    3. Econ charge;
    con cargo a charged to;
    correr a cargo de to be borne by;
    todos los gastos corren a cargo de la empresa all expenses will be borne by the company;
    la comida corre a cargo de la empresa the meal is on the company;
    la organización corre a cargo del Municipio the organization will be carried out by the town council, the town council will be organizing the event;
    sin cargo adicional for o at no extra charge
    4. [acusación] charge;
    formular graves cargos contra alguien to bring serious charges against sb;
    cargo de conciencia:
    tener cargo de conciencia to feel pangs of conscience, to feel remorse;
    me da cargo de conciencia dejarle pagar I feel bad about letting him pay;
    comprar productos de este país me representa un cargo de conciencia I feel guilty about buying this country's products
    5. [buque de carga] cargo ship, freighter
    * * *
    m
    1 position;
    alto cargo high-ranking position; persona high-ranking official;
    cargo ministerial ministerial post
    2 JUR charge
    3
    :
    a cargo de la madre in the mother’s care;
    tener algo a su cargo, estar a cargo de algo be in charge of sth;
    está a cargo de Gómez Gómez is in charge of it;
    hacerse cargo de algo take charge of sth;
    tomar a su cargo take charge of
    4 COM
    :
    con cargo a nosotros on our account
    5
    :
    me da cargo de conciencia it makes me feel guilty
    * * *
    cargo nm
    1) : burden, load
    2) : charge
    a cargo de: in charge of
    3) : position, office
    * * *
    1. (empleo) post
    2. (delito) charge
    hacerse cargo (encargarse de) to take charge of [pt. took; pp. taken] (comprender) to understand [pt. & pp. understood]

    Spanish-English dictionary > cargo

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  • 8 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.
    ----
    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
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    * a + Adjetivo + escala = on a + Adjetivo + scale.
    * a alguna parte = someplace.
    * a alta presión = high-pressured, high-pressure.
    * a altas horas de la noche = late at night.
    * a ambas orillas del Atlántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de = on either side of.
    * a ambos lados del Altántico = on both sides of the ocean, on both sides of the Atlantic.
    * a ambos lados de + Lugar = on both sides of + Lugar.
    * a años luz de = light years away from.
    * a bajas temperaturas = at low temperature.
    * a bajo coste = low-cost.
    * a bajo costo = low-cost.
    * a bajo nivel = low-level.
    * a bajo precio = lower-cost, at a low price, on the cheap.
    * a base de = in the form of, on a diet of.
    * a base de carne = meaty [meatier -comp., meatiest -sup.].
    * a base de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a base de errores = the hard way.
    * a boca de jarro = at close range.
    * a bocajarro = point blank.
    * a bombo y platillo = fanfare, with a bang.
    * a bordo = aboard, on board ship.
    * a bordo de = aboard, onboard.
    * a bordo de un barco = shipboard, on board ship.
    * a buen recaudo = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * a caballo = on horseback, astride.
    * a caballo entre = astride... and..., midway between.
    * a caballo entre... y... = half way between... and....
    * a caballo regalado no se le mira el diente = never look a gift horse in the mouth.
    * a cada rato = every so often, every now and then, every now and again, every once in a while.
    * a cambio = in return.
    * a cambio de = in exchange for, in return for.
    * a cambio de nada = for nothing.
    * a cántaros = cats and dogs.
    * a cargo = in the saddle.
    * a cargo (de) = charged with, in charge (of), at the helm (of).
    * a cargo de Alguien = under supervision.
    * a cargo de las riendas = in the saddle.
    * a cargo del ayuntamiento = local authority-run.
    * a cargo del gobierno = government-operated, government-run.
    * a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
    * a cargo de voluntarios = volunteer-run.
    * a chorros = profusely.
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindly, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * a ciencia cierta = for sure, for certain.
    * a cierta distancia = some distance away.
    * a cierta distancia de = off.
    * a cierta distancia de la costa = offshore.
    * a cierta distancia del litoral = offshore.
    * a cobro revertido = reverse charges.
    * a color = multi-colour [multi-color -USA].
    * a comienzos de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a comienzos de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha.
    * a comienzos de + Período de Tiempo = by the turn of + Período de Tiempo, at the turn of + Período de Tiempo.
    * a conciencia = deliberately, wilfully [willfully, -USA], by design, on purpose.
    * a condición de que + Subjuntivo = provided (that), providing (that), as long as.
    * a contenido enriquecido = content-enriched.
    * a continuación = next, then, in the following, herewith.
    * a continuación se enumeran = given below.
    * a contracorriente = against the grain.
    * a contraluz = against the light.
    * a contrapelo = against the grain, against the nap.
    * a coro = with one voice, in unison.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * a costa de = at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of.
    * a costa de mucho = at (a) great expense.
    * a costa de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a costa de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a criterio de = at the discretion of.
    * a cualquier hora = anytime, around the clock.
    * a cualquier hora del día o de la noche = at any hour of the day or night, at any time of the day or night.
    * a cualquier precio = at any cost, at all costs, at any price.
    * a cuatro aguas = hipped.
    * a cuatro patas = on all fours, on four legs.
    * a cuenta de = at the expense of.
    * a cuenta de la empresa = at company expense.
    * a cuenta de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a cuenta de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a cuenta propia = at + Posesivo + expense, at + Posesivo + own expense.
    * a cuerpo de rey = the lap of luxury.
    * a cuestas = in tow.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * a demanda = pro re nata.
    * a deshora(s) = at odd times, out of hours.
    * a día de hoy = as of today.
    * a diario = every day.
    * a diestro y siniestro = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a dieta = on a diet.
    * a diferencia de = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with).
    * a diferencia de + Nombre = unlike + Nombre.
    * a diferentes niveles = multi-tiered [multitiered], multi-tier [multitier].
    * a discreción = at will, no holds barred.
    * a disgusto = unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a disposición de = at the disposal of.
    * a distancia = remote, remotely, distantly.
    * a doble espacio = double-spaced.
    * a domicilio = domiciliary.
    * ¿a dónde se dirige(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde va(n)...? = whither?.
    * ¿a dónde vas? = quo vadis, whither thou goest.
    * a dos niveles = two-tier.
    * a dos velas = skint, penniless, broke.
    * a duras penas = with great difficulty.
    * a efectos de = in terms of, for the purpose of + Nombre.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * a él = him.
    * a ellos = them.
    * a escala = drawn-to-scale.
    * a escala industrial = on an industrial scale, industrial-scale.
    * a escala mundial = globally, on a global scale.
    * a escala natural = full-scale.
    * a escondidas = by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the quiet, on the sly.
    * a eso = thereto.
    * a espaldas de = out of sight of.
    * a estas alturas = by now.
    * a este fin = to this end.
    * a este paso = at this rate.
    * a este respecto = in this respect.
    * a este ritmo = at this rate.
    * a estrenar = brand new.
    * a examen = under the microscope.
    * a excepción de = barring, except for, excepting, other than, with the exception of, short of.
    * a excepción de que = except that.
    * a excepción de uno = with one exception.
    * a expensas de = at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense.
    * a expensas de otro = at someone else's expense.
    * a expensas de otros = at other people's expense.
    * a + Expresión Temporal = as of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a falta de = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of.
    * a favor = in favour.
    * a favor de = in favour of.
    * a favor de la decisión personal sobre el aborto = pro-choice.
    * a favor de la esclavitud = pro-slavery.
    * a favor de la raza negra = pro-black [problack].
    * a favor de la vida humana = pro-life.
    * a favor y en contra = pro and con.
    * a + Fecha = as per + Fecha.
    * a finales de = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Expresión Temporal = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal.
    * a finales de + Fecha = in the late + Fecha, in late + Fecha.
    * a finales de los + Década = late + Década, the.
    * a finales del + Siglo = late + Siglo, late period of + Siglo.
    * a fin de cuentas = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done.
    * a fondo = fully, thoroughly, full-scale.
    * a fondo perdido = non-refundable.
    * ¡a freír espárragos! = on your bike!.
    * a fuerza de = by dint of.
    * a fuerza de cometer errores = the hard way.
    * a fuerza de errores = the hard way.
    * a gas = gas-powered.
    * a gatas = on all fours.
    * a grandes rasgos = broadly, rough draft.
    * a granel = in bulk.
    * a gran escala = large scale [large-scale], massive, on a wide scale, high-volume, wide-scale, on a broad scale, in a big way, on a grand scale.
    * a gran velocidad = at great speed.
    * a grito limpio = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a grito pelado = at the top of + Posesivo + voice.
    * a gritos = vociferously.
    * a groso modo = crudely.
    * a grosso modo = roughly, rough draft.
    * a gusto = at ease, at leisure.
    * a gusto de = to the liking of, at the pleasure of.
    * a horcajadas = astride.
    * a hurtadillas = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly.
    * a imitación de lo clásico = classicising [classicizing, -USA], classicised [classicized, -USA].
    * a iniciativa de = at the initiative of.
    * a iniciativas del gobierno = government-led.
    * a instancia de = at the urging of.
    * a instancias de = at the instigation of, at the behest of, under the auspices of.
    * a intervalos = at intervals.
    * a intervalos + Adjetivo = at + Adjetivo + intervals.
    * a intervalos semanales = at weekly intervals.
    * a invitación de = at the invitation of.
    * a jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * a juicio = on trial.
    * a juicio público = in the public eye.
    * a juzgar por = to judge by, judging by, judging from.
    * a la acuarela = water-coloured [water-colored, -USA].
    * a la alcaldía = mayoral.
    * a la altura de = of the stature of, equal to.
    * a la altura de la cintura = waist high, waist deep.
    * a la altura de la rodilla = knee-high.
    * a la altura de los hombros = shoulder-high.
    * a la anchura de los hombros = shoulder-width.
    * a la anochecida = at nightfall.
    * a la antigua = old-style.
    * a la antigua usanza = old-style.
    * a la atención de = c/o (care of).
    * a la baja = on the wane.
    * a la brasa = grilled.
    * a la buena de Dios = out in the cold.
    * a la cabeza de = in the forefront of/in.
    * a la caída de la noche = at nightfall, at twilight.
    * a la caída de la tarde = at twilight.
    * a la carta = a la carte.
    * a la defensiva = on the defensive.
    * a la derecha = at the right.
    * a la derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a la deriva = rudderless.
    * a la discreción de = at the discretion of.
    * a la disposición de Alguien = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a la expectativa de = on the lookout for, on the alert for.
    * a la + Expresión Temporal = a + Expresión Temporal.
    * a la fuerza = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily.
    * a la fuga = on the run, on the lam.
    * a la hora de + Infinitivo = when it came to + Gerundio, when it comes to + Gerundio.
    * a la hora de la verdad = when push comes to shove, if it comes to the crunch, when it comes to the crunch, when the worst comes to the worst, if the worst comes to the worst, when the crunch comes to the crunch, if the crunch comes to the crunch.
    * a la hora del café = at coffee.
    * a la intemperie = in the open, exposed.
    * a la inversa = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse.
    * a la izquierda = at the left.
    * a la larga = in the long term, over the long term, in the end, eventually, for the long pull, over a period of time, over the long haul, in the far term, ultimately, by and by.
    * a la ligera = lightly.
    * a la luz de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la luz de la luna = by moonlight, in the moonlight, moonlit.
    * a la luz de las estrellas = by starlight.
    * a la luz de las velas = by candlelight, candlelight, candlelit.
    * a la luz del día = in the light of day.
    * a la luz de una lámpara de gas = by gaslight.
    * a la mano de = available at the fingertips of.
    * a la misma altura que = in the same league as.
    * a la moda = trendy [trendier -comp., trendiest -sup.].
    * a la onda = in the know.
    * a la opinión pública = in the public eye.
    * a la par = in concert, in tandem, neck and neck, in a tandem fashion, in parallel.
    * a la par que = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as.
    * a la parrilla = grilled, on the grill.
    * a la perfección = superbly.
    * a la plancha = griddled, on the griddle, on the hotplate.
    * a largo plazo = in the long term, over the long term, long-range, in the long run, long-term, over the long run, over the long haul, long-run, in the far term, far-term.
    * a la salida = on the way out.
    * a la sazón = at that time.
    * a las doce del mediodía = at high noon.
    * a la semana = a week, per week.
    * a las mil maravillas = marvellously [marvelously, -USA], famously, like a house on fire.
    * a la sombra de = in the shadow of.
    * a las puertas de = on the threshold of.
    * a la última = hip [hipper -comp., hippest -sup.], on the fast track, hipped.
    * a la vanguardia = on the cutting edge, on the leading edge, in the fast lane, on the fast track, at the leading edge, on the bleeding edge.
    * a la vanguardia de = in the vanguard of, at the forefront of, in the forefront of/in, at the vanguard of.
    * a la velocidad de la luz = at the speed of light.
    * a la velocidad del rayo = at the speed of lightning.
    * a la velocidad del sonido = at the speed of sound.
    * a la venta = on release.
    * a la vez = at once, at one time, at similar times, at the same time, concurrently, side-by-side, simultaneously, at the same instant, in parallel, in tandem, at the one time, in a tandem fashion, at a time, in unison.
    * a la vez que = hand in hand (with), cum, in conjunction with, in unison with.
    * a la vista = in sight, within sight.
    * a la vista de = in light of, in the light of.
    * a la vuelta de = on the return leg of.
    * a la zaga = not far behind, in tow.
    * al azar = lucky draw, lucky dip.
    * al extremo norte = northernmost.
    * al extremo oeste = westernmost.
    * al hacer esto = in doing so.
    * al norte del estado = upstate.
    * a lo extremo = to the extreme.
    * a lo grande = in a big way, big time, grandly, on a grand scale.
    * a lo hecho, pecho = no use crying over spilt/spilled milk, you've made your bed, now you must lie in it!.
    * a lo largo de = along, down, throughout.
    * a lo largo de + Expresión Temporal = sometime + Expresión Temporal.
    * a lo largo de la historia = over time.
    * a lo largo de la ruta = along the way.
    * a lo largo del tiempo = longitudinal, longitudinally.
    * a lo largo de todo = the entire length of.
    * a lo largo y ancho del país = countrywide [country-wide].
    * a lo largo y ancho de + Lugar = up and down + Lugar.
    * a lo lejos = in the distance.
    * a lo loco = helter-skelter, like there's no tomorrow.
    * a lo máximo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * a lo mejor = perhaps.
    * a lo que salga = come what may.
    * a los ojos de = in the eyes of.
    * a lo sumo = at best, at most, at the most.
    * al otro lado del atlántico = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del charco = across the pond.
    * al otro lado del océano = across the pond.
    * a lo zombi = zombielike.
    * a mano = by hand, manually, nearby [near-by], handy, within reach, within easy reach.
    * a mano alzada = by a show of hands.
    * a mano derecha de = on the right side of, on the right-hand side of.
    * a manojos = by the handful.
    * a manos de = at the hands of.
    * a marchas forzadas = in a rush, against the clock.
    * a mares = cats and dogs.
    * a más largo plazo = longer-term.
    * a más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * a más tardar = at the latest.
    * a mata caballo = in a hurry, hurried, hurriedly, helter-skelter.
    * a media asta = at half-mast, at half staff.
    * a mediados de = in the middle decades of.
    * a mediados de + Fecha = in the mid + Fecha.
    * a mediados de semana = midweek.
    * a media jornada = half-time [half time].
    * a media mañana = mid-morning.
    * a medianoche = at midnight.
    * a medias = half-hearted [halfhearted], qualified.
    * a medias entre... y... = betwixt and between.
    * a medida = custom, bespoke.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + avanzar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que pasaba el tiempo = as time passed (by), as time went by.
    * a medida que pasa el tiempo = as time passes (by).
    * a medida que pasa + Expresión Temporal = as + Expresión Temporal + go by.
    * a medida que + pasar + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + pasar + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medida que se necesite = on demand, on request, as required.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el año = as the year + wear on.
    * a medida que + transcurrir + el día = as the day + wear on.
    * a medio abrir = half-opened.
    * a medio camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a medio comprender = half-understood.
    * a medio formar = half-formed.
    * a medio fuego = medium heat.
    * a medio hacer = halfway done, half done.
    * a medio plazo = medium-term, near-term, in the medium term, in the mid-term, mid-term [midterm].
    * a medio rimar = half-rhymed.
    * a medio vestir = half dressed.
    * a menor escala = at a reduced rate.
    * a menos que = unless, short of.
    * a menudo = oftentimes [often times], ofttimes [oft-times].
    * a merced de = at the mercy of.
    * a mí = me.
    * a mi entender = to my mind.
    * a mi modo de ver = in my books.
    * a mi parecer = to my mind, methinks, in my books.
    * a mitad de = half way through, halfway through.
    * a mitad de camino = halfway [half-way/half way].
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = midway between, half way between... and....
    * a mitad de camino entre... y... = astride... and....
    * a mitad de precio = at half price.
    * a mí también me gustaría tener la misma oportunidad = turnabout is fair play.
    * a modo de = by way of, in the vein of, as a kind of.
    * a modo de aclaración = in parenthesis, on a sidenote.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * a modo de ejemplo = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de explicación = parenthetically.
    * a modo de ilustración = by way of illustration.
    * a modo de inciso = in passing, by the way of (a) digression.
    * a modo de paréntesis = parenthetical.
    * a modo de prólogo = prefatory.
    * a modo de resumen = wrap-up.
    * a mogollón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montón = aplenty [a-plenty].
    * a montones = in droves, by the sackful.
    * a muchos niveles = many-levelled [many-leveled, -USA].
    * a muerte = bitter, bitterly.
    * a nadie le importa nada = nobody + gives a damn.
    * a nivel de barrio = neighbourhood-based.
    * a nivel de calle = on the ground level.
    * a nivel de la calle = at ground level.
    * a nivel del suelo = at ground level.
    * a nivel estatal = statewide [state-wide].
    * a nivel federal = federally, federally.
    * a nivel individual = privately.
    * a nivel local = locally, domestically.
    * a nivel multicultural = multi-culturally [multiculturally].
    * a nivel mundial = worldwide [world-wide], globally.
    * a nivel nacional = nationally, domestically, countrywide [country-wide].
    * a nivel privado = privately.
    * a nivel regional = regionally.
    * a nombre de = payable to.
    * a no ser que = unless.
    * a nosotros = us.
    * a ojo = ocular.
    * a ojos vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a orillas del océano = oceanfront.
    * a orillas del río = riverfront.
    * a orillas de un lago = lakeside, lakefront, by the lakeside.
    * a otro sitio = somewhere else.
    * a pares = in pairs.
    * a partes iguales = share and share alike, in equal measure(s).
    * a partir de = on the basis of, based on, working from, from, on a diet of, in response to.
    * a partir de ahora = from now on, from this point on, henceforth, as of now.
    * a partir de ahora y durante + Cuantificador + años = for + Cuantificador + years to come.
    * a partir de aquí = hereupon.
    * a partir de ello = therefrom.
    * a partir de entonces = from this time on, hereafter, thereafter, whereafter, from then on, thenceforth, henceforth, from that moment on.
    * a partir de ese momento = from that moment on.
    * a partir de este momento = hereinafter.
    * a partir de esto = on this basis, on that basis.
    * a partir de + Fecha = from + Fecha, effective + Fecha.
    * a partir de hoy = as from today.
    * a partir de la medianoche = late night.
    * a partir de los títulos = title-based.
    * a paso de tortuga = at a snail's pace.
    * a paso ligero = on the double.
    * a pasos agigantados = at an exponential rate, at exponential rates, by leaps and bounds.
    * a pedir de boca = without a hitch.
    * a pequeña escala = in a small way, small scale [small-scale].
    * a perpetuidad = in perpetuity.
    * a pesar de (que) = albeit (that), despite, in spite of, notwithstanding, although, despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that.
    * a pesar de todo = all the same, in spite of everything, despite everything, despite it all, in spite of it all, all this said.
    * a pesar de todo + Posesivo + Nombre = for all + Posesivo + Nombre.
    * a petición de = at the request of, at the urging of, at the behest of.
    * a petición del usuario = on demand, on request.
    * a petición popular = by popular demand.
    * a pie = on foot, afoot, dismounted.
    * a pilas = battery-operated.
    * a pique = sinking.
    * a placer = at will.
    * a plena luz del día = in broad daylight.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a porrillo = by the handful.
    * a + Posesivo + aire = to + Posesivo + heart's content.
    * a + Posesivo + alcance = in the ballpark for + Pronombre, in + Posesivo + ballpark range.
    * a + Posesivo + costa = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + cuidado = in + Posesivo + safekeeping.
    * a + Posesivo + discreción = at will, at + Posesivo + discretion.
    * a + Posesivo + disposición = at + Posesivo + disposal.
    * a + Posesivo + entender = to the best of + Posesivo + belief.
    * a + Posesivo + espaldas = behind + Posesivo + back.
    * a + Posesivo + expensas = at + Posesivo + expense.
    * a + Posesivo + favor = in + Posesivo + favour, to + Posesivo + credit.
    * a + Posesivo + juicio = in + Posesivo + estimation.
    * a + Posesivo + manera = in + Posesivo + own way.
    * a + Posesivo + saber = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge.
    * a + Posesivo + saber y entender = to the best of + Posesivo + knowledge and belief.
    * a + Posesivo + servicio = at + Posesivo + service.
    * a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
    * a + Posesivo + vista = before + Posesivo + (own two) eyes.
    * a posteriori = reactive, in retrospect, after-the-fact, hindsight, with hindsight, a posteriori, in hindsight.
    * a precio de coste = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de costo = at cost price, at cost.
    * a precio de ganga = at a steal.
    * a precio especial = at reduced cost, discounted, cut-rate, cut-price.
    * a precio razonable = at reasonable cost(s).
    * a precio reducido = at a discount.
    * a precios competitivos = competitively priced.
    * a precios especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a precios razonables = at affordable prices.
    * a presión = pressurised [pressurized, -USA].
    * a primera hora de la mañana = first thing in the morning.
    * a primera hora de + Período del Día = first thing + Período del Día.
    * a primeras horas de la tarde = late afternoon.
    * a primera vista = on first acquaintance, at first sight, on first inspection, on the face of it, at first blush, at first glance, on the surface, prima facie, first-blush.
    * a primeros de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Fecha = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * a priori = proactive [pro-active], foresight, a priori, on the surface.
    * a prisa = quickly.
    * a propósito = deliberate, for the record, incidentally, intentionally, by the way, in passing, anecdotally, purposely, by design, on purpose, wilfully [willfully, -USA], on a sidenote, studiously, by the way of (a) digression, by the by(e), speaking of which, designedly.
    * a propósito de = apropos of.
    * a propósito de nada = for no specific reason, for no particular reason.
    * a prueba = on trial.
    * a prueba de bombas = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA], bomb-proof.
    * a prueba de conejos = rabbit-proof.
    * a prueba de fallos = fail-safe.
    * a prueba de incendios = fireproof [fire-proof].
    * a prueba de niños = childproof.
    * a prueba de robos = theft proof.
    * a prueba de tornados = tornado proof.
    * a prueba de un tratamiento duro = ruggedised [ruggedized, -USA].
    * a prueba de viento = windproof.
    * a puerta cerrada = behind closed doors.
    * a punta de pistola = at gunpoint.
    * a punto de = on the verge of, a heartbeat away from.
    * a punto de + Infinitivo = about to + Infinitivo.
    * a punto de irse a pique = on the rocks.
    * a punto de morir = on + Posesivo + deathbed.
    * a puñados = by the sackful, by the handful.
    * a quemarropa = point blank.
    * a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda = the early bird catches the worm.
    * a quienquiera que = whomever.
    * a rachas = by fits and starts.
    * a ráfagas = in bursts.
    * a raíz de = in the wake of.
    * a rajatabla = to the letter.
    * a ras de = flush with.
    * a ras de la calle = ground-floor.
    * a ras del suelo = at ground level.
    * a rastras = in tow.
    * a ratos = intermittently.
    * a reacción = jet-assisted.
    * a rebosar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a regañadientes = grudgingly, grudging, begrudgingly, unwillingly, reluctantly.
    * a régimen = on a diet.
    * a remolque = in tow.
    * a reventar (de) = jam-packed (with), filled to capacity.
    * a saber = namely, viz, to wit.
    * a sabiendas = knowing, knowingly, wilfully [willfully, -USA].
    * a sabiendas de que = on the understanding that.
    * a sacudidas = jerkily.
    * a saltitos = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a salvo = in a safe place, in safekeeping, out of harm's way.
    * a sangre fría = cold-blooded.
    * a ser posible = if possible.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * a solas = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * a su debido tiempo = in due course, timely, in due time.
    * a sueldo = paid.
    * a su precio normal = at full price.
    * a su propio ritmo = at an individual pace.
    * a su tiempo = in a timely fashion, in due course, in a timely manner.
    * a su vez = Verbo + further, in turn, in its/their turn.
    * a tal efecto = to this effect.
    * a tales efectos = hereto.
    * a tarifa reducida = at reduced cost.
    * a tarifas especiales = at reduced rates, at preferential rates.
    * a temperatura ambiente = at room temperature.
    * a tener en cuenta en el futuro = for future reference.
    * a tenor de = in light of, in the face of, in the light of, in view of.
    * a ti = you, thee.
    * a tiempo = in timely fashion, on time, promptly, timely, just in time, in time.
    * a tiempo completo = full-time.
    * a tiempo parcial = part-time.
    * a tientas = in the dark.
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a ti mismo = yourself, thyself.
    * a tiro = within gunshot, within range.
    * a tirones = jerky [jerkier -comp., jerkiest -sup.].
    * a título de = by way of, for the sake of.
    * a título gratuito = gratuitous.
    * a título personal = in a personal capacity, in a private capacity.
    * a toda costa = absolutely, at all costs, come what may, at any cost, at any price.
    * a toda máquina = in the fast lane, fast lane, full steam ahead, at full tilt, full-tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda marcha = at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda mecha = at a rate of knots, full steam ahead, at full blast, at full throttle, at top speed, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a toda pasta = at a rate of knots.
    * a toda pastilla = in the fast lane, on the fast track, fast lane, overdrive, full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at a rate of knots, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a toda prueba = unswerving.
    * a todas horas = at all hours, around the clock.
    * a todas luces = patently.
    * a todas partes = far and wide.
    * a toda velocidad = full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed.
    * a todo alrededor = all round.
    * a todo color = full-colour, in full colour.
    * a todo gas = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo lo largo de = the length of.
    * a todo meter = full steam ahead, at full stretch, at full speed, at full blast, at top speed, at full throttle.
    * a todo ritmo = in full swing, in full force, in full gear.
    * a todos lados = far and wide.
    * a todos los efectos = to all intents and purposes, to all intents, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes.
    * a todos los niveles = at all levels.
    * a todos nosotros = us all.
    * a todos por igual = one size fits all.
    * a todo vapor = full steam ahead, full-tilt, at full tilt, full-throttle, at full throttle, at top speed, at full blast, at full speed, at full stretch.
    * a todo volumen = at full blast.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * a tope = packed to capacity, in the fast lane, fast lane, choc-a-block, chock-full, in full swing, in full gear, packed to the rafters.
    * a trancas y barrancas = with great difficulty, by fits and starts.
    * a través de = by way of, in the form of, through, via, out of, through the agency of.
    * a través de Internet = Internet-based, Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de la historia = over time.
    * a través de la TI = IT-enabled.
    * a través de la web = Web-based, Web-supported.
    * a través de los años = over the years, down the years.
    * a través de los ojos de = through the eyes of.
    * a través de los siglos = over the centuries.
    * a través del teléfono = call-in.
    * a través del tiempo = over time.
    * a través de operador = operator-assisted.
    * a tres bandas = three pronged.
    * a tres niveles = three-tiered.
    * a troche y moche = like there's no tomorrow.
    * a trompicones = by fits and starts.
    * a tropezones = falteringly, hesitantly, haltingly, jerkily.
    * a trozos = piecewise.
    * ¡A tu salud! = Here's to you!.
    * a última hora = at the last minute, at the eleventh hour, last minute [last-minute], at the very last minute, at the very last moment, at the very last.
    * a últimas horas de la tarde = late evening.
    * a últ

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

    Multiple Entries:
    A    
    a
    A,
    ◊ a sustantivo femenino (pl aes) (read as /a/) the letter A, a

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

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

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


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


    2
    a) (señalando hora, momento) at;


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

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

    c) al + inf:


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



    ( antes) a few minutes before she arrived;

    3 (en relaciones de proporción, equivalencia):

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

    Spanish-English dictionary > a

  • 9 a chorros

    adv.
    in abundance, abundantly, in floods, in gobs.
    * * *
    in abundance
    ■ tiene dinero a chorros he's got plenty of money, he's loaded (with money)
    * * *
    in plenty, in abundance
    * * *
    Ex. As a result of the strange meal we all had everybody farted profusely all night long.
    * * *

    Ex: As a result of the strange meal we all had everybody farted profusely all night long.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a chorros

  • 10 a falta de

    = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of
    Ex. A single companionship of this sort would often have three or four works in production at the same time in a busy house, so that its members rarely stood idle for want of copy.
    Ex. In the absence of, or in addition to, an ISADN an alternative number assigned by a regional or national agency may be given.
    Ex. Wire staplers were first introduced in about 1875 in default of satisfactory book-sewing machines (which were not fully developed until 1882).
    Ex. There is no danger that the scheme will collapse for lack of central organization.
    Ex. After days of contemplating the large number of variables I now believe that a leisure society is inevitable, short of global catastrophe.
    * * *
    = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of

    Ex: A single companionship of this sort would often have three or four works in production at the same time in a busy house, so that its members rarely stood idle for want of copy.

    Ex: In the absence of, or in addition to, an ISADN an alternative number assigned by a regional or national agency may be given.
    Ex: Wire staplers were first introduced in about 1875 in default of satisfactory book-sewing machines (which were not fully developed until 1882).
    Ex: There is no danger that the scheme will collapse for lack of central organization.
    Ex: After days of contemplating the large number of variables I now believe that a leisure society is inevitable, short of global catastrophe.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a falta de

  • 11 a fondo

    adv.
    thoroughly, in depth, deeply, inside out.
    * * *
    (adjetival) thorough 2 (adverbial) thoroughly
    * * *
    (adj.) = fully, thoroughly, full-scale
    Ex. Although this may seem an obvious statement, there are many instances when the searcher is not fully aware of what can or might be retrieved.
    Ex. Analytical cataloguing is valuable in respect of any type of media, but many of ideas have been tested most thoroughly in the context of monographs and serials.
    Ex. Obviously, staff will have to be instructed in the use of the new system, be it word processing or a full-scale circulation system.
    * * *
    (adj.) = fully, thoroughly, full-scale

    Ex: Although this may seem an obvious statement, there are many instances when the searcher is not fully aware of what can or might be retrieved.

    Ex: Analytical cataloguing is valuable in respect of any type of media, but many of ideas have been tested most thoroughly in the context of monographs and serials.
    Ex: Obviously, staff will have to be instructed in the use of the new system, be it word processing or a full-scale circulation system.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a fondo

  • 12 a la larga

    in the long run
    * * *
    * * *
    * * *
    = 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
    Ex. For a scheme to be successfull in the long term it is vital that there should be an organisational structure to support the scheme.
    Ex. This project ought to develop over the long term from a system designed to support the exchange of entries in micro-print to a fully automated network for the processing of records.
    Ex. This is time well invested since it saves money in the end and leads to a higher success rate in providing information = Éste es tiempo bien invertido ya que ahorra dinero en última instancia y permite ofrecer una información mucho más pertinente para el usuario.
    Ex. Eventually this work on citation orders came to fruition in the rather unlikely context of a new indexing systems, PRECIS.
    Ex. Thus, the public library in this country for the next few years and for the long pull may be presented with a first-rate opportunity for greater service to its community by defining its service with reference to some qualitative standards.
    Ex. The vibration may cause the chips to work loose over a period of time, and if they have to be pushed back into their sockets, it is very easy to bend or break one of the 'legs'.
    Ex. But over the long haul you'll just find that your data is easier and cheaper to get at if you use XML.
    Ex. In the far term novel techniques are being developed to remove carbon dioxide from fuel gas or flue gas from energy conversion systems.
    Ex. Moreover, these entries must ultimately direct the searcher to his desired specific subject in the classified file.
    Ex. By and by Tom's reading and dreaming about princely life wrought such a strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince unconsciously.
    * * *
    = 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

    Ex: For a scheme to be successfull in the long term it is vital that there should be an organisational structure to support the scheme.

    Ex: This project ought to develop over the long term from a system designed to support the exchange of entries in micro-print to a fully automated network for the processing of records.
    Ex: This is time well invested since it saves money in the end and leads to a higher success rate in providing information = Éste es tiempo bien invertido ya que ahorra dinero en última instancia y permite ofrecer una información mucho más pertinente para el usuario.
    Ex: Eventually this work on citation orders came to fruition in the rather unlikely context of a new indexing systems, PRECIS.
    Ex: Thus, the public library in this country for the next few years and for the long pull may be presented with a first-rate opportunity for greater service to its community by defining its service with reference to some qualitative standards.
    Ex: The vibration may cause the chips to work loose over a period of time, and if they have to be pushed back into their sockets, it is very easy to bend or break one of the 'legs'.
    Ex: But over the long haul you'll just find that your data is easier and cheaper to get at if you use XML.
    Ex: In the far term novel techniques are being developed to remove carbon dioxide from fuel gas or flue gas from energy conversion systems.
    Ex: Moreover, these entries must ultimately direct the searcher to his desired specific subject in the classified file.
    Ex: By and by Tom's reading and dreaming about princely life wrought such a
    strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince unconsciously
    .

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la larga

  • 13 a largo plazo

    (adj.) = 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
    Ex. For a scheme to be successfull in the long term it is vital that there should be an organisational structure to support the scheme.
    Ex. This project ought to develop over the long term from a system designed to support the exchange of entries in micro-print to a fully automated network for the processing of records.
    Ex. In September 1973, the University of Washington initiated implementation of a formal long-range planing process for the total university system.
    Ex. Ostensibly, the maneuver was accomplished to curb patronage abuses and make it easier to dismiss deadwood employees in the long run.
    Ex. The use of agents is necessary but not ideal, because an agent often represents rival concerns, and aims for a quick turnover rather than long-term profitability.
    Ex. Some feel that these sessions can be 'self-defeating over the long run because they are based on a reward-punishment psychology that serves to intensify the pressure on the individual'.
    Ex. But over the long haul you'll just find that your data is easier and cheaper to get at if you use XML.
    Ex. Findings indicate that the short-run success of methadone programs does not automatically translate into long-run abstinence.
    Ex. In the far term novel techniques are being developed to remove carbon dioxide from fuel gas or flue gas from energy conversion systems.
    Ex. These processes can be viewed as near-term and far-term.
    * * *
    (adj.) = 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

    Ex: For a scheme to be successfull in the long term it is vital that there should be an organisational structure to support the scheme.

    Ex: This project ought to develop over the long term from a system designed to support the exchange of entries in micro-print to a fully automated network for the processing of records.
    Ex: In September 1973, the University of Washington initiated implementation of a formal long-range planing process for the total university system.
    Ex: Ostensibly, the maneuver was accomplished to curb patronage abuses and make it easier to dismiss deadwood employees in the long run.
    Ex: The use of agents is necessary but not ideal, because an agent often represents rival concerns, and aims for a quick turnover rather than long-term profitability.
    Ex: Some feel that these sessions can be 'self-defeating over the long run because they are based on a reward-punishment psychology that serves to intensify the pressure on the individual'.
    Ex: But over the long haul you'll just find that your data is easier and cheaper to get at if you use XML.
    Ex: Findings indicate that the short-run success of methadone programs does not automatically translate into long-run abstinence.
    Ex: In the far term novel techniques are being developed to remove carbon dioxide from fuel gas or flue gas from energy conversion systems.
    Ex: These processes can be viewed as near-term and far-term.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a largo plazo

  • 14 a mitad de camino entre

    = midway between, half way between... and...
    Ex. The indicative abstract can thus be seen as occupying a place midway between the usual form of entries in an indexing service on the one hand and a fully developed abstracting service on the other.
    Ex. Sometime in the later eighteenth century an ingenious version of stereotyping called dabbing was developed, whereby a pattern of wood or metal was dabbed into the surface of a quantity of type-metal that was half way between its solid and its molten state; the dabbed metal was then used as a matrix for striking a copy of the original in similarly half-molten metal.
    * * *
    = midway between, half way between... and...

    Ex: The indicative abstract can thus be seen as occupying a place midway between the usual form of entries in an indexing service on the one hand and a fully developed abstracting service on the other.

    Ex: Sometime in the later eighteenth century an ingenious version of stereotyping called dabbing was developed, whereby a pattern of wood or metal was dabbed into the surface of a quantity of type-metal that was half way between its solid and its molten state; the dabbed metal was then used as a matrix for striking a copy of the original in similarly half-molten metal.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a mitad de camino entre

  • 15 abalanzarse

    1 (lanzarse) to rush forward, spring forward
    2 abalanzarse sobre to rush at (león, tigre) to pounce on; (águila etc) to swoop down on
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=lanzarse) to rush forward; [multitud] to surge forward

    abalanzarse sobre — to spring at, rush at; [ave] to pounce on

    2) Cono Sur [caballo] to rear up
    * * *
    verbo pronominal

    abalanzarse sobre alguien/algo — to leap on somebody/something

    * * *
    = careen, swoop.
    Ex. The jet ultimately shot up fully vertically -- at which point the wings snapped off and the whole works careened down into the ocean.
    Ex. Magpies are very protective of their young and may swoop on intruders if they feel threatened.
    ----
    * abalanzarse sobre = lam into, lay into, bear down on.
    * * *
    verbo pronominal

    abalanzarse sobre alguien/algo — to leap on somebody/something

    * * *
    = careen, swoop.

    Ex: The jet ultimately shot up fully vertically -- at which point the wings snapped off and the whole works careened down into the ocean.

    Ex: Magpies are very protective of their young and may swoop on intruders if they feel threatened.
    * abalanzarse sobre = lam into, lay into, bear down on.

    * * *
    la gente se abalanzó hacia las salidas people rushed o surged toward(s) the exits
    abalanzarse SOBRE algn/algo to leap ON sb/sth
    dos hombres se abalanzaron sobre el ladrón two men leapt on o threw themselves upon the thief
    se abalanzaron sobre el dinero they leaped on o fell upon the money
    * * *

    abalanzarse ( conjugate abalanzarse) verbo pronominal:

    abalanzarse sobre algn/algo to leap on sb/sth
    ■abalanzarse verbo reflexivo to rush towards
    abalanzarse hacia la puerta, to rush towards the door
    el gato se abalanzó sobre el ratón, the cat pounced on the mouse
    tenían tanta hambre que se abalanzaron sobre la comida, they were so hungry that they clambered over themselves to get at the food

    ' abalanzarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    lanzar
    English:
    lunge
    - pounce
    - spring
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [lanzarse] to rush, to hurl oneself;
    me abalancé hacia la salida I rushed towards the exit;
    el policía se abalanzó sobre el atracador the policeman pounced on the robber;
    los niños se abalanzaron sobre la comida the children fell upon the food
    2. [precipitarse] to rush in;
    no te abalances, piensa antes de actuar don't just rush in, think before doing anything
    * * *
    v/r rush o
    surge forward;
    abalanzarse sobre algo/alguien leap o pounce on sth/s.o.
    * * *
    abalanzarse {21} vr
    : to hurl oneself, to rush
    * * *
    1. (tirarse) to leap [pt. & pp. leapt] / to pounce
    2. (precipitarse) to rush

    Spanish-English dictionary > abalanzarse

  • 16 absolutamente todo

    pron.
    absolutely everything, everything under the sun, everything, every little bit.
    * * *
    = anything and everything, the whole works, the whole shebang, everything and the kitchen sink, the whole enchilada, the whole (kit and) caboodle, the whole nine yards, the whole shooting match, the whole banana, lock, stock and barrel
    Ex. For instance, if children are doing a project work on dogs, they will hunt out anything and everything that so much as mentions them and the bits thus mined are assiduously transcribed into project folders.
    Ex. The jet ultimately shot up fully vertically -- at which point the wings snapped off and the whole works careened down into the ocean.
    Ex. Here the goal was to use classical and quantum physics along with particle physics to describe aspects of the astrophysical universe, i.e. the whole shebang.
    Ex. You have to remember that everything and the kitchen sink has been thrown at stimulating this economy and the jobs picture still remains weak.
    Ex. Many of the building blocks for this infrastructure are already in place, but the whole enchilada is far from finished.
    Ex. To get the whole kit and caboodle working required degrees in electrical engineering and computer science.
    Ex. They're going to have department stores, and restaurants, and movie theatres, and bowling alleys, the whole nine yards, and Heaven knows what else.
    Ex. Which means I'd give the whole shooting match just to be back where I was before I quit sleeping under the stars and come into the hen-coops.
    Ex. Finally, the big bang theory posits that our universe began from nothing, that the whole banana started from zero within what's called a true vacuum.
    Ex. They then moved out of London to a council house in Basingstoke and they still live in it, but they own it now, lock, stock and barrel.
    * * *
    = anything and everything, the whole works, the whole shebang, everything and the kitchen sink, the whole enchilada, the whole (kit and) caboodle, the whole nine yards, the whole shooting match, the whole banana, lock, stock and barrel

    Ex: For instance, if children are doing a project work on dogs, they will hunt out anything and everything that so much as mentions them and the bits thus mined are assiduously transcribed into project folders.

    Ex: The jet ultimately shot up fully vertically -- at which point the wings snapped off and the whole works careened down into the ocean.
    Ex: Here the goal was to use classical and quantum physics along with particle physics to describe aspects of the astrophysical universe, i.e. the whole shebang.
    Ex: You have to remember that everything and the kitchen sink has been thrown at stimulating this economy and the jobs picture still remains weak.
    Ex: Many of the building blocks for this infrastructure are already in place, but the whole enchilada is far from finished.
    Ex: To get the whole kit and caboodle working required degrees in electrical engineering and computer science.
    Ex: They're going to have department stores, and restaurants, and movie theatres, and bowling alleys, the whole nine yards, and Heaven knows what else.
    Ex: Which means I'd give the whole shooting match just to be back where I was before I quit sleeping under the stars and come into the hen-coops.
    Ex: Finally, the big bang theory posits that our universe began from nothing, that the whole banana started from zero within what's called a true vacuum.
    Ex: They then moved out of London to a council house in Basingstoke and they still live in it, but they own it now, lock, stock and barrel.

    Spanish-English dictionary > absolutamente todo

  • 17 abuso sicológico

    m.
    verbal abuse.
    * * *
    Ex. Looking from the outside, it can be difficult to fully understand the severity of the psychological abuse and how deeply it affects us as individuals.
    * * *

    Ex: Looking from the outside, it can be difficult to fully understand the severity of the psychological abuse and how deeply it affects us as individuals.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abuso sicológico

  • 18 acceso a los artículos de las publicaciones periódicas

    Ex. The article ' article-level access to the online catalog at Vanderbilt University' is a contribution to an issue on locally loaded data bases in on-line library systems.
    * * *

    Ex: The article ' article-level access to the online catalog at Vanderbilt University' is a contribution to an issue on locally loaded data bases in on-line library systems.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acceso a los artículos de las publicaciones periódicas

  • 19 acceso por CD-ROM

    Ex. The Library set out to compare the relative merits of remote access, CD-ROM access, and locally loaded data files.
    * * *

    Ex: The Library set out to compare the relative merits of remote access, CD-ROM access, and locally loaded data files.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acceso por CD-ROM

  • 20 administrar dinero

    (v.) = manage + funds
    Ex. Command of various techniques for forecasting payments and managing funds is necessary to expend fully without overspending the annual materials budget.
    * * *
    (v.) = manage + funds

    Ex: Command of various techniques for forecasting payments and managing funds is necessary to expend fully without overspending the annual materials budget.

    Spanish-English dictionary > administrar dinero

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