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a la sombra de algo loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (bajo la protección de) (for shelter)under [sth], underneath [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  (figurative)in the shadow of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  (literal)in the shade of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Se puso a la sombra de la cornisa para que no le cayera el polvo.
 She stood underneath the ledge so the dust wouldn't fall on her.
a la sombra de alguien loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (fuera de la vista) (out of sight)in [sb]'s shadow exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  under [sb]'s protection, under [sb]'s wing exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  protected by adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Los becarios siempre están a la sombra de los investigadores principales, para bien y para mal.
 Interns are always in the main researchers' shadow, for better or worse.
a la sombra de loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (apartado de la luz solar)in the shade preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Los peregrinos suelen descansar a la sombra de los árboles cuando hace mucho sol.
 The pilgrims usually rest in the shade of the trees when it's sunny.
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