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by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (author, creator)de prep
  por prep
 Hamlet is a play by Shakespeare.
 Hamlet é uma peça de Shakespeare.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Este quadro foi pintado por Miró.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (agent in passives)por prep
 The tree was cut down by his neighbour.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (close: around)perto de loc prep
 There's a drinking fountain by the tennis court.
 Há uma fonte perto da quadra de tênis.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (close: past) (próximo de)pelo contr
 We always walk by the post office on the way to work.
 Passamos sempre pelos correios no nosso caminho para o trabalho.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (close: beside, near to)ao lado de loc prep
 The keys are by the door over there.
 As chaves estão lá ao lado da porta.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (close: distance measure)por prep
 The ball missed the window by a metre.
 A bola errou a janela por um metro.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (time: not later than)até prep
 You must have the report done by Monday.
 Você precisa ter o relatório concluído até segunda-feira.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (via: using the means of)de prep
 Should we go by car or by taxi?
 Vamos de carro ou de táxi?
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (via: using a route) (via)por prep
 I usually go by New York when I fly to Europe.
 Eu geralmente vou por Nova York quando viajo para Europa.
 
Traduções complementares
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by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (during)durante prep
 The street is noisy by day but very quiet by night.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (according to) (de acordo)pelo prep
 I know him by his first name.
 Eu o conheço pelo primeiro nome.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (with the authority of)por prep
 By the authority vested in me, I proclaim you husband and wife.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in conformity with)conforme conj
  em conformidade loc conj
 He does everything by the book.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (on the basis of)por prep
 They met by chance.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (after, serially)a prep
 Things got more tense minute by minute. They walked down the road two by two.
 As coisas ficaram mais tensas minuto a minuto. Eles desceram a rua dois a dois.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (multiplied by, times) (multiplicado)vezes sf pl
 Two by four is eight.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (unit of measure) (unidade de medida)a prep
  por prep
 She bought eggs by the dozen. We get paid by the hour.
 Ela comprou ovos à dúzia.
 Somos pagos por hora.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (horse: sired by)por prep
 Screaming Thunder, by Screaming Eagle, won the Preakness.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (describing compass points)por prep
  pelo prep
 Head northeast by north.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (indicating means)ao prep
 By finishing her homework early, she was able to join her friends.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (accompanying conditions)à contr
 We love to eat by candlelight.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (indicating dimensions)por prep
 The board should measure 2 by 4 feet.
by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (margin)em prep
  por prep
 CO2 emissions have reduced by 5% over the past three years. Jeff is older than Carl by eight months.
  Está faltando alguma coisa importante ? Notifique-nos a respeito de erros ou sugestões para que possamos aprimorar o nosso sistema.

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abide by [sth] 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] (obey)cumprir, obedecer vt
  estar em conformidade com expres v
 Cathy decided to abide by the rules.
 Cathy decidiu cumprir as regras.
be accompanied by [sb/sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (go in company with)estar acompanhado por loc verb + prep
be accompanied by [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (coexist with)ser acompanhado por loc verb + prep
along by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." UK (along the length of, next to) (próximo de)ao longo de loc prep
as time goes by exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (as circumstances change)com o passar do tempo expres
 Sometimes, as time goes by, people's interests and tastes change.
at [sb]'s hands,
at [sb]'s hand,
by [sb]'s hands,
by [sb]'s hand
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(because of)nas mãos de loc prep
attended by [sb/sth] adj + prep (accompanied)acompanhado por expres
 The queen was attended by six ladies in waiting.
be attracted by [sth/sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (find [sth] appealing)ser atraído v lig + adj
 Some women are attracted by men with money.
baffled by [sth] adj + prep (confused, mystified)confuso adj
  atordoado adj
  desnorteado adj
 The police detective was baffled by the strange circumstances of the murder.
 O detetive de polícia estava confuso com as estranhas circunstâncias do assassinato.
baptism by fire,
baptism of fire
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative (difficult initiation) (figurado, difícil)batismo de fogo loc sm
 My first day as a math teacher was a baptism of fire. The pupils just wouldn't keep quiet!
baptism by fire,
baptism of fire
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative (soldier: first combat) (primeiro combate)batismo de fogo loc sm
 Bullets were flying all around and people were dying; it was truly a baptism by fire.
be followed by [sth/sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (precede, come before)ser seguido por expres v
 The calm is always followed by the storm.
be hit by a car v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be knocked down)ser atingido por um carro loc v
  (trancado)sob sete chaves loc adj
 Greg crossed the street without checking for traffic, and was consequently hit by a car.
be led by [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be guided)ser guiado por expres v
  ser direcionado pelo expres v
 I will be led by my doctor's advice.
be led by [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be managed)ser liderado por expres v
  ser guiado por expres v
 The research project was led by a university professor.
be beset by [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (surrounded by) (rodeado)sitiado, cercado adj
be beset by [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (assailed: by difficulties, doubts, etc.) (figurado)assaltar vt
  atacar vt
 Joan was suddenly beset by doubts as to her brother's motives.
besotted by [sb],
besotted with [sb]
adj + prep
(infatuated) (figurado)enrabixado adj
  apaixonado adj
 Gary is besotted by Evie and would do anything for her.
bit by bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (gradually)aos poucos, pouco a pouco loc adv
blow by vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (be swept past)flutuar v int
  esvoaçar v int
 A paper bag blew by in the wind.
 Um saco de papel flutuou no vento.
blow by [sb/sth] vi + prep (be swept past)flutuar v int
  esvoaçar v int
blow-by-blow adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (account: detailed)passo a passo adv
 The eyewitness gave a blow-by-blow description of the horrific event.
bothered by [sth] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (concerned, troubled)preocupado adj
 I am bothered by the way he treats my daughter.
 Eu estou preocupado com a forma como ele trata minha filha.
bound by [sth] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (legally obligated) (legalmente obrigado)comprometido, amarrado adj
 We are bound by the terms of the contract.
 Estamos comprometidos pelos termos do contrato.
by a great deal advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by a large amount or extent)por uma grande quantidade, consideravelmente loc adv
 The Indian Ocean is smaller than the Pacific Ocean by a great deal.
by a hair advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by a very slight margin, only just)por um triz, por um fio loc adv
 The truck missed the cyclist by a hair.
by a hair's breadth advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by the slightest margin)por um triz, por um fio loc adv
 The horse won by a hair's breadth.
by a long shot exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (by a large margin) (informal)longe disso expres
by a majority advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by most people, by more than half)pela maioria loc adv
 They were able to pass their laws by a majority vote of 51 to 49.
by a narrow margin exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (by a very small number or amount)por uma margem estreita expres
  por um triz, por um fio expres
 He was elected president by a narrow margin.
by a show of hands advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with an impromptu vote) (com voto improvisado)pelo levantamento de mãos loc adv
 Our class decided to continue reading the novel by a show of hands.
by accident advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (mistakenly, not intentionally)sem querer loc adv
  por acidente loc adv
  por engano loc adv
 I spilt some coffee on the carpet by accident.
by airmail advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (postal delivery: via plane)por via aérea loc adv
 All letters from the U.S. to Africa go by airmail these days; surface mail isn't available.
by all accounts advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (according to everyone)de acordo com todos loc adv
by all means advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (of course, certainly)com certeza loc adv
  claro adv
 "Can I borrow your pen for a moment?" "By all means!"
 "Posso pegar sua caneta emprestada um momento?" " Com certeza!"
by and by advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in a while)daqui a pouco, daqui a nada loc adv
by and by advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (eventually)eventualmente loc adv
 Be patient! I'll get around to it by and by.
by and large advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in general, on the whole)de um modo geral loc adv
  em geral, no geral loc adv
 Not everything about my job is good, but by and large, I enjoy it.
 Nem tudo no meu trabalho é bom, mas de um modo geral, eu curto.
by any chance advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (possibly)por acaso adv
 Would you by any chance be able to lend me $10?
by any means advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in any way, via any method)de qualquer modo loc adv
by birth advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (through one's family)de nascença loc adv
 The U.S. Constitution requires the president to be American by birth, not a naturalized citizen.
by birth advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (through natural talent) (talento natural)nascimento sm
 He was an artist by birth.
by bus advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (travel or transport: on a bus)de ônibus loc adv
 Amy usually travels to work by bus.
by car advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (via motor vehicle)de carro loc adv
 By car, you could get from Lansing to Detroit in about two hours.
by chance advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (coincidentally)por acaso loc adv
  por coincidência loc adv
 I met my French teacher by chance in the supermarket.
 Eu encontrei meu professor de francês por acaso no supermercado.
by choice advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (willingly, of one's free will)por gosto, por escolha própria loc adv
 I did not exactly retire by choice.
by command advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by giving orders)por ordem loc adv
by common consent advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with everyone's agreement) (por consentimento de todos)por consenso comum loc adv
  por consentimento geral loc adv
by comparison advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (when compared)por comparação loc adv
by comparison with preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (compared with, relative to)por comparação com loc adv
by consensus advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by general agreement)por consenso loc adv
 Quakers make their decisions by consensus, not by compromise.
by contrast advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (on the other hand)por outro lado loc conj
 I'm always late but you, by contrast, are always on time.
 Eu sempre estou atrasado, mas você, por outro lado, sempre está no horário.
by default advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in the absence of alternatives)por desistência loc adv
 When his opponent pulled out of the match, he won by default.
by default advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (not actively or purposefully)sem querer loc adv
  por omissão loc adv
by dint 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." dated (by means of: work, effort)graças a loc prep
 By dint of brilliant organization, we were able to depart on time.
by doing advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (by practising, on the job)ao fazer loc adv
 I've never been great at tests and exams: learn best by doing.
by extension advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in a more general sense)por extensão loc adv
 Calling me a dumb blonde insults me and, by extension, insults all women with blonde hair.
by far advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by a large margin)de longe loc adv
 The U.S. is, by far, the largest producer of corn in the world.
 Os EUA são, de longe, o maior produtor de milho no mundo.
by foot,
on foot
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(on foot, walking)a pé loc adv
 Most people drove but a few arrived by foot.
by force advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (using physical strength, violence)pela força, à força loc adv
 Soldiers generally operate by force.
by freight advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (via cargo transport)por frete loc adv
by half advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by 50 per cent)pela metade loc adv
 Since I retired my income is down by half.
too ... by half adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." UK, slang, figurative (extremely)até demais loc adv
 Your problem is, you're too clever by half!
 Seu problema é que você é esperto até demais!
by hand advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (manually, not by machine) (manualmente)à mão loc adv
 You can see that these tools were made by hand.
by heart advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (from memory)de cor loc adv
 I learnt the sonnet by heart.
 Eu aprendi o soneto de cor.
by installments (US),
by instalments (UK)
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(a bit at a time)em prestações loc adv
 I'm paying for my saxophone by installments of $50 each month.
by instinct advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (intuitively)por instinto loc adv
 I knew by instinct that she was lying, but I didn't say anything.
by instinct advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (following innate guide)por instinto loc adv
 Birds fly south by instinct.
by intuition advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (instinctively)por intuição loc adv
 I knew by intuition that he was a good person.
by itself advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (without help)sozinho adv
 The bruise will go away by itself.
 A contusão desaparecerá sozinha.
by itself advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (without adornment)por si mesmo loc adv
 Does the dress look good by itself, or should I put on gold beads?
By Jove! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" dated (amazement)por Deus! interj
 By Jove! I thought I'd never see you again.
by land advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (via land transport)por terra loc adv
 We can either take the ferry across Lake Michigan, or go by land via Chicago.
by law advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (legally)por lei loc adv
 By law, in England, the minimum age for buying alcoholic beverages is eighteen.
by mail advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (via postal service)por correio loc adv
 It seems like sending a letter by mail is a sweet old-fashioned thing to do.
by mail advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (via e-mail)por e-mail loc adv
by marriage advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (through the family of one's spouse)por casamento loc adv
 He is my uncle by marriage, certainly not by choice.
by means of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (via)por meio de
by mistake advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (accidentally, not on purpose)por engano loc adv
 By mistake, I gave him your phone number instead of mine!
by night advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at night-time)a noite loc adv
 The solders staged a surprise attack by night.
by no means advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (not at all, not in any way)de jeito nenhum loc adv
  de modo algum loc adv
 This handbag costs £300, but it's by no means the most expensive one in the shop.
 Essa bolsa custa 300 libras, mas não é de jeito nenhum a mais cara da loja.
by now advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (before this moment)adv
 My guests should have arrived by now – dinner's getting cold.
 Meus convidados já devem ter chegado, o jantar está esfriando.
by post advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (through the mail)por via postal loc adv
 Can you either fax it to me or send it by post?
by rail advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (via train)de trem loc adv
 Freight is moved either by truck or by rail.
by reason of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (because of)devido a, por causa de loc conj
 Sarah was found innocent by reason of insanity.
by reflex advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (instinctively)por reflexo loc adv
 If you see something flying toward your face, your eyes usually shut by reflex.
by request advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in response to a request)a pedido loc adv
 By popular request, Susan sang an encore.
by sea advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (via boat or ship)por mar loc adv
 I hate travelling by sea because I get seasick easily.
by sight advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (visually)de vista loc adv
 I don't know him personally, only by sight.
by telephone advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." slightly formal (by means of a phone call)por telefone loc adv
 I've tried reaching him by telephone, but since no one picks up, I'm going over there to see him.
by that time advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (before or at a given period in the past) (antes ou num momento do passado)naquele tempo, naquela época loc adv
by that time advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (before or at a given period in the future) (antes ou num momento do futuro)a essa altura loc adv
 Where will you be in 50 years? By that time, I will be an old man!
by the book advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (according to rules)ao pé da letra loc adv
 My boss likes to do things by the book.
by the by,
by the bye
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(by the way)a propósito loc adv
 What result, by the by, did you get in the exam?
by the by,
by the bye
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (incidental) (informal)diga-se de passagem expres
 The choir's robes are by the by; it's their singing that we have come for.
by the dozen advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (12 at a time)às dúzias loc adv
 Usually, I buy cookies by the dozen so I can share them with my friends.
by the end advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (before the final moment)ao final loc adv
 By the end of the first chapter, I could guess the solution to the mystery. I'm usually exhausted by the end of the day.
 Ao final do capítulo um, eu podia adivinhar a solução do mistério. Eu normalmente estou exausto ao final do dia.
by the same token exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (similarly)do mesmo modo loc adv
  da mesma forma loc adv
by the side of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (next to)ao lado de, junto a loc prep
 Our fishing camp is built by the side of the lake.
by the time advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at some point before)na hora que loc adv
 You better have your chores done by the time I get home or you're in big trouble. The traffic was so bad that by the time I got to the office I was 20 minutes late.
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