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a punto de 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 preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Estaba a punto de irme, pero pasa.
 I was about to go, but I didn't.
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a punto de [+ infinitivo] about to [infinitive] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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 interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  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.
 The business is ripe for the picking 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)  (beat egg whites)until stiff
a tal punto de to such a level of, up to the point of
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 exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  beat until almost stiff exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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 exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 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 exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  beat the egg whites to stiff peaks exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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