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de paso loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (temporalmente)passing through exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (very brief)glancing adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Ana no va a quedarse a dormir; solo está de paso.
 Ava isn't going to stay over; she's just passing through.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. The boxer only managed to land glancing hits on his opponent.
de paso loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (aprovechando la oportunidad)while you're at it exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  on your way exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Ve al pueblo a comprar leche y, de paso, trae un par de botellas de vino.
 Go to the town to buy some milk and get a couple of bottles of wine while you're at it.
 
Additional Translations
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de paso loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (sitio: no permanente)temporary adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  transient adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Este paraje era usado como lugar de paso por las tribus nómadas.
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Compound Forms:
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ángulo de paso loc nom mlocución nominal masculina: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo masculino ("ojo de buey", "agua mala"). (del eje del motor) (motor angle)pitch, grade nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 El motor de mi auto tiene cuatro ángulos de paso.
ave de paso grupo nom (ave migratoria)bird of passage nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
Note: Inmediatamente antes de un sustantivo femenino singular que empiece con "a" o "ha" tónicas, se emplean los artículos "el" y "un".
 Hay muchas aves de paso en esta zona, suelen migrar en invierno.
ave de paso grupo nom figurado (persona: no residente) (figurative)bird of passage nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  be a rolling stone v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Los estudiantes son aves de paso en la ciudad, ninguno vive permanentemente aquí.
barrera de paso grupo nom (brazo móvil) (railway crossing)crossing gate, crossing barrier nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (toll booth)barrier nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Esperó que pase el tren detrás de la barrera de paso.
derecho de paso nm + loc prep (servidumbre)right of way nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 El granjero denegó el derecho de paso a los jinetes.
 The farmer denied right of way to the horsemen.
dicho sea de paso exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (aprovechar la ocasión)incidentally interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  by the way interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 Dicho sea de paso, quienes no hayan pagado por favor háganlo.
 Incidentally, those who have not paid, please do so.
ir de paso pass through, be in transit v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
llave de paso loc nom flocución nominal femenina: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo femenino ("casa de citas", "zona cero", "arma secreta"). (abre o corta flujo)stopcock nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  water valve nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (UK)tap nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (US)faucet nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Hay una fuga de agua, cierra la llave de paso.
 There's a water leak. Close the stopcock.
lugar de paso grupo nom (zona de paso)crossing point nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (between two places)transit point nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
ritual de paso grupo nom (ceremonia de sociedad secreta)rite of passage nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
servidumbre de paso grupo nom (derecho: obligación sobre una finca)right of way nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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