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a lot more adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (in greater amount)muito mais loc pron
  (coloquial)bem mais loc pron
 I need a lot more flour to make this dough.
a lot more adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (in greater number)muito mais loc pron
  (coloquial)bem mais loc pron
 A lot more people are taking up cycling these days.
a lot more advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to greater degree)muito mais loc adv
  (coloquial)bem mais loc adv
 Your foot bends a lot more when you run.
a lot of fun nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sth] very entertaining)muito divertido loc adj
 Thank you for inviting me to your party. I had a lot of fun.
 Obrigada por me convidar para o seu aniversário, foi muito divertido!
a man for all seasons nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (capable man)pau para toda obra loc adj
a man's man nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (virile male)macho alfa loc sm
 James Bond is a man's man, and that's why he gets all the ladies.
 James Bond é um macho alfa, por isso fica com todas as mulheres.
a matter of opinion nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (subjective, debatable)uma questão de opinião expres
 Fashion is a matter of opinion.
a matter of time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] which will happen eventually)questão de tempo sf
 They've been dating for 5 years, so it's only a matter of time before he proposes.
 Eles namoram há 5 anos, então é uma questão de tempo até que ele a peça em casamento.
a mighty long time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, informal (very considerable period)muito tempo sm
 34 years? That's a mighty long time to spend in one job.
 34 anos? É muito tempo para ficar em um trabalho só.
a mile long adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (one mile in length)uma milha de comprimento loc sf
 The road is about a mile long.
a mile long adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." US, figurative, informal (extensive)quilométrica adj
 Her grocery list was a mile long!
 A lista de compras dela era quilométrica!
a millstone around your neck (US),
a millstone round your neck (UK)
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
figurative (burden: mental or emotional) (figurado, momento de dificuldade)a corda no pescoço expres
a mite advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (slightly)meio adv
  um pouco loc adv
 Aren't you a mite too old to be watching cartoons?
 Você não está meio velho pra assistir desenhos?
a monument to [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (example, evidence)um monumento sm
  (literário)um bastião sm
  (literário)um baluarte sm
 His last film was a monument to stupidity and bad taste.
a nice little earner nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, slang ([sth] which generates income) (gíria)mina de ouro expres
 I'm setting up a website to sell my photos; it should be a nice little earner.
a night out on the town nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (evening at bar, party)uma noitada na cidade loc sf
 After I got my promotion, my friends and I went for a night out on the town to celebrate.
 Depois de ganhar minha promoção, meus amigos e eu fomos para uma noitada na cidade para comemorar.
a nose for [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (instinctive ability to detect [sth](figurado)faro para sm + prep
 He has a great nose for good books.
a number of nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (some, several)muitas vezes loc adv
 He has broken the rules a number of times.
 Ele já quebrou as regras muitas vezes.
a piece nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, regional (a distance, a way)um pouco loc adv
 The farm is down the road a piece.
a piece of cake nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal ([sth] easy to do) (figurado)moleza sf
  (gíria)mamão com açúcar loc sm
  (gíria)facinho adj
 The new software installation was a piece of cake, no problems!
 A instalação do novo software foi uma moleza, sem problemas!
a piece of the action nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (involvement, participation) (figurado)uma fatia do bolo loc sf
  participação sf
 If I'm to help you, I want a piece of the action.
a piece of work,
a real piece of work
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, figurative, informal (unpleasant, difficult person) (gíria)osso duro de roer loc sm
  (gíria)carne de pescoço loc sf
 Tommy's a real piece of work; I heard he blamed his mistake on the boss.
a piece of work,
a real piece of work
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, figurative, informal (unusual character, individual) (figurado: pessoa excêntrica)figura sf
a pinch of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cooking: small amount) (culinária)uma pitada de expres
 Josh added a pinch of dried cilantro to the sauce.
a posteriori advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (law, logic: from experience) (conhecimento, etc., proveniente da experiência)a posteriori loc adv
a priori adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (hypothetical, deductive)hipoteticamente adv
a priori advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by deduction)a priori loc adv
a priori adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (accepted without question)a priori loc adv
a quarter past exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (time: fifteen minutes after)e quinze expres
  (uso antigo)e um quarto expres
 He arrived at a quarter past nine.
 Ele chegou às nove e quinze.
a quarter till exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." US (time: fifteen minutes before)quinze para expres
  (arcaico)um quarto para expres
 I'll meet you at a quarter till one... in the afternoon, of course.
 Te encontro às quinze para uma... da tarde, claro.
a quarter till,
a quarter 'til (US),
a quarter to,
quarter to (UK)
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
informal (15 minutes before the hour) (maneira de informar as horas)quinze para expres
a quarter to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (time: fifteen minutes before)quinze para expres
  (uso antigo)um quarto para expres
 It's almost a quarter to five; we're running late.
 São quase quinze para as cinco; estamos atrasados.
A road,
A-road
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(main traffic route)via principal sf
 A motorist was caught doing almost double the 70-mph limit on an A road in Worcestershire.
a shell nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (weakened person) (figurado)sombra sf
 He is just a shell of his former self.
 Ele é só uma sombra de quem era antes.
a small percentage nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (relatively small quantity of [sth])um pequeno percentual loc adv
a small percentage nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (relatively few) (pouco)um pequeno percentual loc adv
 Competition for positions at the school is fierce; the university accepts only a small percentage of applicants each year.
a smidgen,
a smidgin,
a smidgeon
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(tiny amount) (porção pequena)um pedacinho expres
 If you're asking about the cake, I want just a smidgen.
a smidgen,
a smidgin of [sth],
a smidgeon of [sth]
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(tiny amount of [sth](quantidade pequena)uma pitada expres
 She added a smidgen of cinnamon to the pie.
a smidgen,
a smidgin of [sth],
a smidgeon of [sth]
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative (tiny amount) (figurado)uma pontinha expres
  (figurado)uma pitada expres
 It's a cliché, but there's a smidgen of truth in it.
a sobering thought nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (reminder of harsh reality) (sério, grave)um chamado à realidade expres
  uma ideia preocupante expres
 It's a sobering thought that thousands of graduates will never find a job.
a stone's throw nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal (short distance) (figurado, informal)um pulo expres
 The distance from our house to hers is a stone's throw.
a stone's throw away advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative, informal (nearby) (informal)aqui do lado loc adv
  (informal)bem perto, bem pertinho loc adv
 We can easily walk to Martha's house; she lives a stone's throw away.
a stone's throw from adv + prep figurative, informal (near) (figurado, informal)a um pulo de loc adv
 The shop is just a stone's throw from my house.
 A loja fica a um pulo da minha casa.
a tall order nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (challenge, demanding task)uma tarefa difícil expres
 It is a tall order to win the competition.
 É uma tarefa difícil ganhar a competição.
A thousand pardons exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." ironic (Please excuse me.)mil perdões sm
 A thousand pardons for my telling you the truth.
 Mil perdões por ter contado a verdade.
a tidy sum nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (large amount of money) (gíria)uma nota preta expres
a time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a period, a while) (período)um tempo expres
 Come and sit with me for a time.
a ton of nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal (large quantity) (informal)tonelada sf
 I have a ton of work to do this week.
a ton nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, regional, slang (speed: 100 miles an hour)cem por hora expres
 Bill was doing a ton on the motorway, when he got pulled over by the police.
a wealth of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (abundant amount of [sth](informal)um monte de loc sm
  (informal)uma porção de loc sf
 There's a wealth of reasons why you should stay.
a wee bit,
a wee bit of [sth]
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK, informal (small amount) (informal)um pouquinho loc sm
  (informal)um tiquinho loc sm
 I'm not much of a drinker but I'll have just a wee bit of whisky.
a wee bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." UK, informal (little, slightly) (informal)um pouquinho loc adv
  (informal)um tiquinho loc adv
 Mexican food is a wee bit spicier than I'm used to.
a while ago advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (short time in the past)um tempo atrás loc adv
 A while ago I went on vacation to Cancun.
a whole new ball game,
a brand new ball game
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, informal, figurative (changed situation) (figurado, cenário)jogo de bola loc sm
 That puts matters in a different light. It's a brand new ball game now.
a whole new world nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (unfamiliar experience)um mundo totalmente novo loc sm
 Retirement is certainly a whole new world; there's so much to get used to.
 A aposentadoria certamente é um mundo totalmente novo, há tanto com o que se acostumar.
A word of advice interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (I warn or recommend the following)um conselho interj
 Just a word of advice -- don't plant peas in Wisconsin in March, whatever the books may say!
a word to the wise nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. colloquial (giving warning, advice)um conselho de amigo expres
 A word to the wise: do not visit this neighborhood alone after dark.
a world of [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (a great amount of [sth])um mundo de sm
  um oceano de sm
 There is a world of difference between their politics.
 Há um mundo de diferença entre as políticas deles.
A-1,
A1,
A-one
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (excellent, top quality)Classe A sf
 The customer service at the store is A-1 quality.
A-bomb nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. abbreviation (atomic bomb)bomba atômica sf + adj
 The U.S. detonated the first A-bomb near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
A-line adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (garment: wider at hem) (vestido, saia: mais aberto na barra)evasê, trapézio adj
A-OK,
A-ok
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (OK, perfect)ótimo, perfeito adj
  (figurado, gíria: ótimo, perfeito)joinha adj
 Everything's A-OK!
A-OK,
A-ok
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (fine, perfectly)perfeitamente, otimamente adv
 Everything's going A-ok!
A-side nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (main side of a pop single)lado A sm + adj
 The record company decided that the song should be the A-side of the band's first single.
a.k.a.,
aka,
A.K.A.,
AKA.
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
initialism (also known as)também conhecido como loc adv
  aliás adv
 William H. Bonney, a.k.a. Billy the Kid, was a 19th-century American outlaw.
a/c,
A/C,
AC
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
abbreviation (air conditioning)ar-condicionado sm
a/c nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, abbreviation (account) (bancária)conta sf
A/R nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. initialism (accounts receivable)contas a receber loc sfpl
AAA,
triple A
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, initialism (American Automobile Association) (EUA, assistência rodoviária)triplo A sf
Nota: Roadside assistance company
AD,
A.D.
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
Latin, initialism (anno domini: year) (abreviatura: depois de Cristo)d.C. loc adv
  D.C. loc adv
  A.D. loc adv
 The Roman Emperor Domitian ruled Britain briefly in 271 AD.
 O Imperador romano Domiciano governou o Reino Unido brevemente em 271 d.C.
AF,
A.F.
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
initialism (military: air force) (Força Aérea)FA abreviatura
AF,
A.F.,
a.f.
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
initialism (physics: audio frequency) (frequência de áudio, física)FA abreviatura
AF,
A.F.
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
initialism (language: Anglo-French) (anglofrancês)AF abreviatura
AF,
A.F.
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
initialism (Asian female)mulher asiática sf + adj
after a fashion advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in a way)de certo modo loc adv
after a while advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (some time later)um pouco mais tarde loc adv
  (algum tempo depois)um pouco depois loc adv
 At first he felt no pain. After a while, his arm began to ache.
 A princípio ele não sentia dor nenhuma. Depois de um tempo, o braço dele começou a doer.
be a man/woman after [sb]'s own heart v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (sharing your tendencies) (figurado, interesses mútuos)que tem a mesma cabeça expres
all in a day's work exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal, figurative (routine activity)mais um dia de trabalho loc sm
 There's no need to thank me - it's all in a day's work for me.
all of a sudden advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (suddenly)de repente loc adv
  subitamente adv
 All of a sudden, a dark cloud blotted out the sun.
 De repente, uma nuvem escura bloqueou o sol.
also known as preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (alias)também conhecido como
 Eva Perón, also known as Evita, was a controversial figure in Argentine politics.
a.m.,
am,
A.M.,
AM
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
initialism (antemeridian: in the morning) (Latim: ante meridiem)da manhã adv
 You have a 9:30 a.m. appointment with the doctor. I woke up at 7 am. This nightclub is open until 3 am.
 Você tem um compromisso com o doutor às 9:30 da manhã. Eu acordei às 7 da manhã. Essa boate fica aberta até as 3 da manhã.
an arm and a leg nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang, figurative (high price, high cost) (figurado)os olhos da cara loc sm pl
 No, the price is too high - he wants an arm and a leg for that old car.
 Não, o preço está muito alto. Ele quer os olhos da cara por aquele carro velho.
answer to a problem nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (solution)resposta do problema loc sf
  resposta ao problema loc sf
 The answer to the problem may be quite simple.
antemeridian adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (before noon) (antes do meio-dia)antemeridiano adj
apply for a job,
apply for a position
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(reply to employment advertisement)candidatar-se a um emprego loc v
 My only task for today is to apply for a job.
AR,
A/R
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
written, abbreviation (accounts receivable)contas a receber loc sf
as a bonus advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in addition) (em adição)como bônus loc adv
 We're going on a hike in the mountains today, and as a bonus we'll have a picnic.
as a child advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (during childhood)quando criança loc adv
 As a child, Henry was scared of dogs but he later went on to become a vet.
as a consequence advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (so, therefore) (por essa razão, por isso)consequentemente adv
  por conseguinte loc adv
 The boy failed his math test. As a consequence, he cannot visit his friends this weekend.
as a friend advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (preface to giving difficult news or advice)como amigo loc adv
 You know I say this as a friend, but I don't think that you should date him.
as a joke advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for humorous effect)de brincadeira loc adv
 Don't be upset, that comment was meant as a joke.
as a matter of fact exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (in fact, on the contrary)na verdade loc adv
 I'm not ignoring your brother; as a matter of fact, I invited him for dinner tonight.
 Não estou ignorando seu irmão. Na verdade, eu o convidei para o jantar hoje à noite.
as a matter of principle exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (on moral grounds)por princípio expres
  por uma questão de princípio expres
as a replacement for advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (as a substitute for)em substituição a loc adv
 Margarine is widely used as a replacement for butter.
as a result advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (consequently)devido a isso loc adv
  (informal)por causa disso loc adv
  graças a isso loc adv
  consequentemente adv
 The little girl kept jumping in puddles, and as a result her new shoes were ruined.
 A garotinha ficava pulando em poças, devido a isso os sapatos novos dela ficaram destruídos.
as a result of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (due to, because of)devido a loc conj
  (informal)por causa de loc conj
  graças a loc conj
 As a result of your disobedience, your parents punished you.
 Devido à sua desobediência, seus pais te castigaram.
as a rule exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (usually)como regra loc adv
 As a rule, we go to bed early on weeknights.
as a substitute for advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to replace, instead of) (em vez de)como substituto de loc adv
 She used two cups of milk as a substitute for three eggs called for by the recipe.
as a whole advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (all considered together)como um todo loc adv
 Some students need to improve, but the class as a whole is very good.
 Alguns alunos precisam melhorar, mas a turma como um todo está muito boa.
as sly as a fox adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (devious, cunning)astuto como raposa loc adj
 Reynard was as sly as a fox as he wheedled his way into the hen house.
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