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algo pronpronombre: Reemplaza al sustantivo o apunta hacia una cláusula que se ha mencionado antes en la oración o en el contexto ("[b]Él[/b] tomó la galleta y [b]se la[/b] comió", "es [b]mi[/b] libro", "el árbol [b]que[/b] trepaba"). Los pronombres interrogativos introducen las preguntas ("qué", "cómo" "cuándo"). (cantidad indeterminada)something pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday."
 Comieron algo en el restaurante.
 They had something to eat at the restaurant.
algo advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre [b]rápidamente[/b]", "sucede [b]ahora[/b]", "[b]muy[/b] extraño"). (un poco)some advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  a little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (degree)somewhat advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Juan sabe algo de francés.
 John knows some French.
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¿me permite?,
¿me permite hacer algo?
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
cortesía (para pedir permiso) (formal)May I? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  Could I? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)Can I? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Hace calor, ¿me permite abrir la ventana?
 May I open the window? It's hot in here.
¿qué se hizo?,
¿qué se hizo algo?
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
coloquial (objeto perdido)what happened to [sth]? v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  where is [sth]? v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 ¿Qué se hizo la caja de herramientas que estaba aquí?
¿te importaría?,
¿te importaría hacer algo?
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
cortesía (para pedir algo) (with gerund)Would you mind? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (with infinitive)Could you? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 ¿Te importaría pasarme el periódico?
 Would you mind handing me the newspaper?
a [+ artículo] [periodo] de haber hecho algo loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (después de)after having done [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  after + gerund v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  right when adv + prep
 A los dos días de haber regresado, Nicolás se percató de que ya no reconocía su ciudad natal. Al mes de haber dejado el alcohol, Manuel volvió a caer en la bebida.
 Two days after getting back, Nicolás realised he no longer recognised his hometown. A month after having given up alcohol, Manuel fell off the wagon again.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. She got married a year after graduating from college.
a efectos de algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (expresa finalidad)for the purpose of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  for exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 A efectos de claridad, el profesor les recordó a los alumnos algunos conceptos.
 For the purpose of clarity, the teacher reminded the students of certain concepts.
a efectos de hacer algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (expresa finalidad)in order to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  for the purpose of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 El actor principal se ha ido; tendremos que contratar a un doble a efectos de filmar las escenas que faltan.
 Since the lead actor left, we will need to hire a double in order to film the rest of the scenes.
a efectos de que,
a efectos de que se haga algo
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
formal (expresa finalidad)so as to, in order to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (formal)for the purpose of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Se notificó a la autoridad competente a efectos de que se agilice el proceso.
 The appropriate authorities were notified so as to (or: in order to) speed up the process.
a espaldas de algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (a escondidas, oculto)behind [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
a favor de algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (en apoyo de) (US)in favor of [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  (UK)in favour of [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  for [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Todos estamos a favor de la propuesta del jefe.
 We are all in favor of the boss' proposal.
a fin de,
a fin de hacer algo
loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que").
(con el objetivo de)in order to [verb], so as to [verb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  with the purpose of [verb], with the goal of [verb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Sé claro al exponer tus ideas a fin de evitar confusiones.
 Be clear when you share your ideas, in order to (or: so as to) avoid confusion.
a fin de conocer algo exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (para saber)in order to know exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  to find out exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (formal)with the aim of learning exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  to find out about exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 A fin de conocer la verdad, los investigadores interrogaron a todos los habitantes del edificio.
 In order to know the truth, the investigators interrogated all of the building's residents.
 To find out the truth, the investigators interrogated all of the building's residents.
 With the aim of learning the truth, the investigators interrogated all of the building's residents.
a fin de que,
a fin de que se haga algo
loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que").
(para que) (with infinitive)in order to advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  so that advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Los dos pusieron de su parte a fin de que terminaran sus conflictos.
 Both of them did their part in order to stop their arguing.
a fuerza de algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (mediante insistencia)through preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  by virtue of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  as a result of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  by means of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Esa actriz famosa alcanzó el éxito a fuerza de empeño.
 That famous actress achieved success through hard work.
a fuerza de hacer algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (de tanto hacer algo)by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  (formal)by dint of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Camilo logrará hacer que su hermana venga a la fiesta a fuerza de llamarla.
 Camilo will manage to persuade his sister to come to the party by calling her.
a la cabeza de algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (en el primer lugar)at the head of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  at the front of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 El ciclista que viene a la cabeza de la fila es el favorito de todos.
a la cabeza de algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (al mando de)at the head of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  in charge of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 A la cabeza de la empresa está una mujer altamente preparada.
 A highly skilled woman is at the head of the company.
a la desesperada,
hacer algo a la desesperada
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(por medios extremos)desperately advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  by all means necessary exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 El fiscal intentó ganar a la desesperada el caso mencionando el adulterio del acusado.
a disposición de algo,
a la disposición de algo
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(en manos de)at the disposal of [sth] advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
a la hora de hacer algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (en el momento de)when it comes to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  when preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 A la hora de solucionar cualquier problema, Julián siempre está dispuesto a colaborar.
 When it comes to solving problems, Julián is always willing to help.
a la hora de algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (actividad del día)at preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  (informal)when it comes to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  at preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Todos se sientan a la mesa a la hora de la cena.
 Everyone sits down at the table at dinner time.
a la sombra de algo loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (bajo la protección de) (for shelter)under [sth], underneath [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  (figurative)in the shadow of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  (literal)in the shade of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Se puso a la sombra de la cornisa para que no le cayera el polvo.
 She stood underneath the ledge so the dust wouldn't fall on her.
a lo mejor,
a lo mejor se haga algo
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
coloquial (podría ser que) (subjunctive)maybe, perhaps advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  might, may v auxauxiliary verb: Helping verb--for example, "She is running." "It has been lost."
Note: Se construye con subjuntivo.
 En otras circunstancias a lo mejor hubiera dicho la verdad.
 Under other circumstances maybe (or: perhaps) he would have told the truth.
a lo mejor,
a lo mejor se hace algo
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
coloquial (tal vez, es posible) (indicative)maybe, perhaps advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  might, may v auxauxiliary verb: Helping verb--for example, "She is running." "It has been lost."
Note: Se construye con indicativo.
 Si mañana hace buen tiempo a lo mejor iré a nadar.
 Maybe I'll go swimming tomorrow if the weather's OK.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. I might (or: may) go for a walk later if I don't feel too tired.
a medida que,
a medida que se haga algo
loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que").
(conforme suceda)whenever conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  (formal)to the extent conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
Note: Se construye con subjuntivo.
 A medida que surjan imprevistos modificaremos el plan original.
 Whenever unforeseen events occur, we will modify the original plan.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Susan's health is getting worse to the extent that she is completely bedridden.
a medida que,
a medida que se hace algo
loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que").
(a la vez que pasa algo)as conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  while conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  (simultaneous)at the same time that conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
Note: Se construye con indicativo.
 A medida que creces cambian tus gustos.
 Your tastes change as you grow.
a mi modo de,
a mi modo de hacer algo,
a mi manera de hacer algo,
a mi forma de hacer algo
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(expresar opinión)as I see it, in my opinion exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Se construye con verbo de comprensión.
 A mi manera de ver, todos respondemos más tarde o más temprano de nuestros actos.
a nivel de,
a nivel de algo
loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a").
(en el ámbito de algo)speaking of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 A nivel de política, prefiero no hacer comentarios.
 Speaking of politics, I'd rather not comment.
a nivel de,
a nivel de algo
loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a").
(a la altura de algo)at the level of, on the level of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  at (+ noun) level preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 La mayoría de las nubes se producen a nivel de la troposfera.
 Most clouds are produced at the level of the troposphere.
a nivel de,
a nivel de algo
loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a").
(indica situación)at the height of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Este cruce está a nivel de la carretera con las vías del tren.
 The crossroads are at the height of the train tracks.
a pesar de que,
a pesar de que se haga algo
loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que").
(pese a que, aunque)although, even though conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
Note: Se construye con subjuntivo.
 A pesar de que cuentes la verdad, nadie va a creer lo que pasó.
 Although you are telling the truth, no one will believe what happened.
a punto de,
a punto de hacer algo
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(preparado para)about to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (formal)poised to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 El suicida estaba a punto de saltar cuando lo rescató la policía.
 The man was about to jump when the police officers saved him.
a salvo de algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (fuera de un peligro determinado)safe from [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  out of danger from [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 En este rincón estamos a salvo de los detectores de humo.
 In this corner we are safe from the smoke detectors.
a ver si,
a ver si se hace algo
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(orden)let's see whether, let's see if exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Se construye con indicativo.
 ¡A ver si te callas, que no puedo oír la serie!
 Let's see if (or: let's see whether) you shut up; I can't hear the programme!
a ver si,
a ver si se hace algo
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(indica expectación)let's see exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Se construye con indicativo.
 Dice que cocina bien, a ver si es cierto.
 They say he cooks well; let's see if it's true.
aberrar de algo vi + prep formal (apartarse de algo)step away from [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  walk away from [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  deviate from [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Algunos discursos políticos extremistas aberran de la razón.
abierto a algo adj + prep (persona: receptiva)open to [sth], receptive to [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Me agrada mi nueva jefa porque está abierta a nuestras sugerencias.
 I like the new boss because she's open to (or: receptive to) new ideas.
abominar de algo vi + prep (condenar) (formal)condemn, denounce vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  loathe vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  disapprove of vi + prep
 El héroe abominaba de la injusticia y se hizo un gran defensor de las causas perdidas.
 The hero condemned injustice and became a great defender of lost causes.
abonarse a algo v prnl + prep (darse de alta, suscribirse)subscribe to [sth] vi + prep
  take out a subscription v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Mis padres se abonaron a la televisión de pago porque emiten documentales de mejor calidad.
 My parents subscribed to pay television because they show better quality documentaries.
abrir la puerta,
abrirle la puerta a algo
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
figurado (permitir, facilitar) (figurative)open the door v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (figurative, formal)invite vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Si no se castiga este crimen, automáticamente le abrimos la puerta a la impunidad.
 If this crime goes unpunished, we will be opening the door to impunity.
abstenerse de hacer algo v prnl + prep (privarse de hacer algo)refrain from doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  abstain from doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Me abstengo de fumar en el trabajo.
abstenerse de algo v prnl + prep (privarse de algo)refrain from vi + prep
  abstain from exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Preocupada por el sufrimiento de los animales, Ana se abstiene del consumo de carne.
abstenerse de hacer algo v prnl + prep (no participar en algo)abstain from doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 En la actualidad, muchos ciudadanos se abstienen de votar.
acabar de hacer algo vi + prep (acción reciente) (with past participle)have just done [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 —¿Tu hermano está en la casa? —No sé, acabo de llegar.
 "Is your brother home?" "I don't know. I've just arrived."
acabar con algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (destruir)put an end to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  destroy vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 La explosión acabó con la vida de cientos de personas.
 The explosion put an end to the lives of hundreds of people.
acabar con algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (ponerle fin) (end, terminate)put an end to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  finish [sth] off vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  finish with [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 La carta que nos mandaste acabó con nuestras esperanzas de verte.
 The letter you sent us put an end to our hopes of seeing you.
acabar de surgir algo a alguien [sth] just happened to [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
acarrear con algo viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no [b]llegó[/b]", "[b]corrí[/b] a casa"). (cargar, transportar)transport, haul, move vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  carry vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (UK)lug vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
acceder a algo vi + prep (consentir algo)agree to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  accept [sth] vtr + n
  consent to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Es imposible que accedamos a lo que nos pides: va contra las reglas.
 It is impossible for us to agree to what you're asking us. It goes against the rules.
acceder a algo vi + prep (obtener algo)get [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  achieve [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  obtain [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 No accedí a este trabajo por mi cara bonita.
 I didn't get this job because of my pretty face.
acceder a,
acceder a algo
vi + prep
(demostrar conformidad)agree to, consent to vi + prep
 Accedieron a mostrarnos los archivos.
 They agreed to (or: consented to) show us the files.
acertar a hacer algo vi + prep (lograr fortuitamente)manage to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  succeed in doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Observaba el cielo estrellado y acerté a ver pasar el cometa Halley.
 I was watching the starry sky and I managed to see Comet Hally.
acertar a hacer algo vi + prep (lograr lo que se desea)be able to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  manage to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  succeed in doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  can do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Los estudiantes estaban tan nerviosos que no acertaron a explicar su punto de vista.
 The students were so nervous that they were not able to explain their point of view.
acertar con algo vi + prep (encontrar)find [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  come upon, come across vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
 Anduve por el centro y acerté con la tienda de la que me hablaste.
 I walked around downtown and found the store that you told me about.
acogerse a algo v prnl + prep (ley, norma: ampararse)invoke vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 En EE. UU. el testigo de un crimen se acogió a la quinta enmienda y no testificó en el juicio.
 A witness to a crime in the USA invoked the Fifth Amendment and didn't testify in court.
acordarse de algo v prnl + prep (recordar)remember [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Me acuerdo de cuando estuve en Roma con mi madre en 2011.
acostumbrado a algo adj + prep (habituado a algo)used to something exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  accustomed to something exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Los obreros de la construcción, acostumbrados al ruido estridente de las máquinas, trabajan tranquilamente.
acostumbrado a hacer algo adj + prep (habituado a una acción)used to doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (formal)accustomed to doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Acostumbrada a levantarse temprano, la maestra siempre llegaba a la escuela antes que todos.
 Used to getting up early, the teacher always arrived at school before everybody else.
acreditar a alguien como algo loc verb + prep (identificar como algo)confirm [sb] as [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (US)recognize [sb] as [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (UK)recognise [sb] as [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El Oscar entregado a Penélope Cruz la acredita como buena actriz.
 The Oscar given to Penelope Cruz confirms her as a great actress.
acusar recibo,
acusar recibo de algo
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(de una carta, de un mensaje)acknowledge receipt v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
Note: Se construye con la preposición 'de': acusar recibo de algo.
 Ahora sólo firme aquí para acusar recibo del paquete, por favor.
 Now, just sign here to acknowledge receipt of the package, please.
adentro de algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). AmL (en el interior de algo)in [sth], inside [sth] adv + n
Note: Es un uso criticado pero popular y generalizado en las hablas americanas. En el uso culto se prefiere «dentro».
 Creo que la escoba está adentro del armario, en la puerta grande.
 I think the broom is in (or: inside) the cabinet, behind the large door.
adherir algo a algo vtr + prep (pegar sobre algo)stick [sth] on [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Es importante adherir la etiqueta de control a la mercancía.
 It's important to stick the control ticket on the merchandise.
adherirse a algo v prnl + prep (manifestar apoyo)adhere to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  agree with [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El senador es un hombre convincente y muchas personas se adhieren a sus ideas.
 The senator is a persuasive man and many people adhere to his ideas.
adherirse a algo v prnl + prep (Derecho: sumarse)adhere to [sth], comply with [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
adoptar medidas,
adoptar medidas para algo
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(actuar para corregir errores)adopt measures, take steps, take action v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Adoptaremos las medidas necesarias para evitar que ocurra otro accidente.
 We adopted the necessary measures to avoid having another accident.
adquirir conciencia de algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (comprender)become aware of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
aficionarse a algo v prnl + prep (adquirir una afición)take up [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  become interested in [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  take a liking to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Ana se aficionó a la lectura desde niña.
 Ana took up reading at a young age.
agenciarse algo v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (conseguir algo con maña)procure [sth] vtr + n
  get hold of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
agradecer algo a alguien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (dar gracias)thank [sb] for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Luego de cantar el cumpleaños le agradecí el regalo a todos mis compañeros.
 After singing happy birthday I thanked all my friends for the present.
agradecer por algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (dar gracias)to give thanks for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  to be grateful for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Marta entró en una iglesia y agradeció por la salud de su familia.
 Marta went into the church and gave thanks for the health of her family.
aguantarse las ganas de hacer algo loc verb + prep (dominar un impulso)resist the urge to dos th, resist the temptation to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Por educación, la mujer se aguantó las ganas de gritar su descontento.
 Out of politeness, the woman resisted the urge to yell in anger.
ajeno a algo adj + prep formal (que no pertenece) (persons)unconnected to [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (in general)external to [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  unaffiliated with [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Compárese con «extraño a».
 Se prohíbe la entrada al personal ajeno a la empresa.
 Access is forbidden to people unconnected to the company.
ajeno a algo adj + prep formal, literario (que no se percata de algo)unaware of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  oblivious to [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  indifferent to [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 El turista se internó en la selva ajeno a los peligros que esta encerraba.
 The tourist went into the jungle, unaware of the dangers it held.
ajeno a algo loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (ignorar)unaware of [sth] adj + prep
  oblivious to [sth] adj + prep
  indifferent to [sth] adj + prep
  disconnected from [sth] adj + prep
al abrigo de algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (protegido)sheltered by [sth], under the shelter of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Llovía y los niños esperaban el autobús al abrigo de un árbol.
 It was raining and the children waited for the bus under the shelter of a tree.
al arrimo de algo loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (bajo su protección)with help from, with support from exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  with the help of, with the support of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Nos refugiamos de la tormenta al arrimo del alero de la ventana.
 We protected ourselves from the storm with help from the eaves of the window.
al borde de,
al borde de algo
loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a").
(situación desfavorable)on the verge of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Me tienes al borde de un ataque de nervios con tanta insistencia.
 You have me on the verge of a nervous breakdown with so much insistence.
al borde de,
al borde de algo
loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a").
(espacio físico: cercanía) (body of water)on the shore preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  at the edge of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 El piso está al borde del mar.
 The apartment is on the shore.
al corriente de algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (enterado de algo)up to date, up to speed adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  catch up with vi phrasal insep
  keep yourself abreast v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El director nos reunió a todos para ponerse al corriente de lo que estaba sucediendo en nuestro departamento.
 The director called us all in for a meeting to bring himself up to speed on what was happening in our department.
al corriente en algo,
al corriente con algo
loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a").
(al día en algo)up to date with [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 El banco nos invitó a ponernos al corriente en el pago de nuestra deuda. Mariana se puso al corriente con la tarea de matemáticas.
 The bank invited us to bring oursleves up to date with the payment of our debt.
al grado de hacer algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (al extremo de) (with present participle)to the point of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Su sed de poder lo enajenó al grado de corromper su alma.
 His thirst for power drove him to the point of corrupting his soul.
al hacer algo loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (en el instante de)on doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Al abrazar a su padre se sintió feliz.
al momento de hacer algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (al hacer algo)at the moment of doing [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  when doing [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Used with a v pres p.
 Diego se dio cuenta al momento de cerrar la puerta: se había dejado las llaves dentro.
 Diego realized at the moment of closing the door that he had left his keys inside.
al momento de algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (al suceder algo)at the moment of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  when advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
Note: Used with a noun.
 El padre se puso a llorar al momento del parto.
 The father started to cry at the moment of the birth.
al poco tiempo de,
al poco tiempo de algo
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
(poco después de)soon after, right after, just after advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Decidió dedicarse a la pintura al poco tiempo de conocer a Manet.
 He decided to start painting soon after (or: right after) meeting Manet.
al punto de hacer algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (al extremo de) (with present participle)to the point of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 La discusión se acaloró al punto de llegar a los golpes.
 The discussion got heated, to the point of coming to blows.
al socaire de algo loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (resguardo por algo)under the protection of [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Cuando el viento arreció, los caminantes se pusieron al socaire de un muro.
 When the wind picked up, the pedestrians gathered under the protection of a wall.
al suceder algo loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (en el instante de)upon preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  when advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Lloró de alegría al saber que iba a ser madre.
 She cried with joy upon finding out that she was going to be a mother.
alardear de algo vi + prep (presumir de algo)boast about, brag about vi + prep
  show off about v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Mi hermano siempre alardea de la inteligencia de su hijo.
alcanzar a,
alcanzar a hacer algo
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(lograr, conseguir) (with infinitive)manage to vi + prep
  (with infinitive)be able to vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Alcanzó a oír la voz de su amigo entre el griterío.
 He managed to pick out his friend's voice in the throng.
alegrarse de algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (sentir satisfacción)be happy about [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be delighted about [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Me alegré de que Juan y Natalia se casaran.
alegrarse de que,
alegrarse de que se haga algo
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(reaccionar con alegría)be delighted that, be happy that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
Note: Se construye con subjuntivo.
 Se alegraron de que terminara la huelga.
 They were happy that (or: were delighted that) the strike was over.
alegrarse por,
Alegrarse por algo
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(causa de alegría)be happy about v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (with noun)be happy because of, be happy for v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (with verb)be happy that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Se alegró por la publicación de sus cuentos.
 She was happy about the publication of her stories.
algo así como loc prnllocución pronominal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como pronombre ("alguno que otro", "con quien", "el que"). (algo parecido a)something like exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  sort of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  kind of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 La cena fue algo así como una cita, aunque no del todo.
 The dinner was something like a date, but not quite.
algo es algo exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (por lo menos)it's better than nothing exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 "¿Ganaste?" "No, pero me dieron un premio consuelo. Algo es algo".
 "Did you win?" "No, but they gave me a consolation prize. It's better than nothing!"
alto grado de algo grupo nom (más de lo común) (with noun)high degree of nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Su tutor tiene un alto grado de preparación académica.
 His tutor has a high degree of formal education.
alzarse con algo v prnl + prep (conseguir a la fuerza) (power)take [sth] vtr + n
  (by force)achieve [sth] vtr + n
 El político opositor llevaba dos años planeando un golpe de Estado para alzarse con el poder.
 The opposition spent two years planning a coup d'état in order to take power.
alzarse con algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (lograr, apoderarse)revolt against [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  rise up against [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Se alzó con el trono tras una guerra de cien años.
amenazar a alguien con hacer algo loc verb + prep (anunciarle una consecuencia) (threaten with a consequence)threaten [sb] with [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El ladrón nos amenazó con dispararnos si no hacíamos lo que nos ordenaba.
amenazar con hacer algo vi + prep (anunciar una consecuencia)threaten to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El asistente amenazó con renunciar si no le aumentaban el sueldo.
 The assistant threatened to quit if he wasn't given a pay rise.
amenazar con hacer algo vi + prep (dar indicios de algo negativo)threaten to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 La inmensa nevada amenazaba con dejar aislada la ciudad.
 The heavy snowfall threatened to cut the town off completely.
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