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Principal Translations
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afinar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (música: poner en tono)tune vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Para poder afinar pianos, se requiere oído musical.
 To tune pianos, you need a good ear for music.
afinar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (pulir, perfeccionar)polish, perfect, refine vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Debemos afinar todos los detalles antes de la presentación de la obra.
 We must polish the details of the play before opening night.
 
Additional Translations
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afinarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (algo: perfeccionarse)put the finishing touches to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  polish vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (music)tune vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El proyecto se revisó y se afinó antes de su implementación.
 The project was looked over and someone put the finishing touches to it before being signed off.
afinar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). AmL (motor: regular)tune up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
 Si quieres mejorar el rendimiento de combustible del coche, tienes que afinar el motor.
 If you want to improve fuel economy in the car, you need to tune up the engine.
afinar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (objeto: adelgazar)sharpen vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  file down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
 Afina los dos extremos de la varilla con una lima; tienen que terminar en punta.
 Sharpen both ends of the rod with a file; they need to be pointy.
  Is something important missing? Report an error or suggest an improvement.

WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms:
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afinar detalles loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (pulir)flesh out the details v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  fine-tune the details v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Todavía tenemos que afinar detalles antes de lanzar el proyecto.
 We still have to flesh out the details before launching the project.
afinar el oído loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (educar el oído) (aware: every word)train your ear v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Para ser un músico exitoso hay que afinar el oído.
  Is something important missing? Report an error or suggest an improvement.

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