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Principal Translations
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) (with infinitive)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.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2015:

Compound Forms:
a punto de caramelo exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). figurado (momento clave)ripe for the picking exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  primed for exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  ready adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 La empresa está a punto de caramelo para una absorción.
 Business is ripe for the picking, it's time for a takeover.
a punto de nieve loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (cocina: claras batidas)until stiff advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  to form peaks preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
batir a punto de nieve loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (batir claras de huevo) (egg whites)beat to form peaks v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  beat until almost stiff v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
estar a punto de loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (casi)be about to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Estuve a punto de pegarle una bofetada.
 I was about to give him a slap.
montar las claras a punto de nieve loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (cocina: batir claras de huevo)whip the egg whites to stiff peaks v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  beat the egg whites to stiff peaks v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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