cerca

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See "cerca" in the Legal dictionary.
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Inflexiones de 'cerca' (n): fpl: cercas

Del verbo cercar: (conjugar)
cerca es:
3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente indicativo
2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo
cercá es:
2ª persona singular (vos) imperativo

WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations
cerca advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre rápidamente", "sucede ahora", "muy extraño"). (en las proximidades)near advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  close advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  nearby advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  close by advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Mi oficina está cerca.
 My office is nearby.
cerca nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (vallado)fence nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (stone)wall nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 El perro saltó la cerca y entró en el jardín.
 The dog jumped over the fence into the garden.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations
cercar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (rodear con cerca)fence vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  enclose vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Es necesario cercar el rancho para evitar que se pierda el ganado.
 
Additional Translations
cercar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). figurado (rodear algo o alguien)gather around 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]
  enclose vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (figurative)fence in 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]
 Los periodistas cercaron al actor de moda a su llegada al set de la película.
cercar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (poner cerco militar)siege vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El ejército enemigo cercó el castillo para obligar al rey a capitular.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms:
cerca | cerca (de) | cercar
cerca de loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (aproximadamente) (time)around adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  close to adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 La película duró cerca de dos horas.
 The film lasted around two hours.
cerca de advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre rápidamente", "sucede ahora", "muy extraño"). (espacio: proximidad) (space)near advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  close to advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 La iglesia está cerca del ayuntamiento.
 The church is near the town hall.
conocer de cerca loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (saber de primera mano)see up close exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  inspect closely exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
de cerca loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (a poca distancia)close up advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Los niños se acercaron a la reja para ver los monos de cerca.
desde muy cerca loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (muy próximo)from close up exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
estudiar de cerca loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (revisar a fondo)study close-up vi + adv
  study closely vi + adv
examinar de cerca loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (ver con detalle)examine up close 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."
  inspect closely vtr + adv
 Los policías examinaron de cerca la escena del crimen.
 The police examined the crime scene up close.
más cerca que nunca exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (más cercano)closer than ever exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
más de cerca loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (más próximo)get closer to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  hold close 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."
seguir de cerca loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (hacer seguimiento)follow closely vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
tocar de cerca loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (afectar directamente)hit home v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  touch you personally v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  have a profound effect on [sb] personally v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Cuando la violencia la tocó de cerca exigió justicia.
tocar de cerca loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (tener parentesco)be very close to [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Ana toca de cerca a Juan; son hermanos.
topar con cerca loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). CR, coloquial (no poder seguir)hit a brick wall v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El proyecto iba a comenzar pero topó con cerca y fue cancelado.
ver algo de cerca see something up close
ver de cerca see up close
ver de cerca a see someone up close, see something up close
vigilar de cerca close surveillance
vivir cerca de live close to
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