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contra preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (indica oposición, contrariedad o lucha)  (contrary to)against preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Los antibióticos actúan contra las bacterias.
 Antibiotics act against bacteria.
contra preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (a cambio de)  (in exchange for)against preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  on preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Prefiero hacer el pago en efectivo en mi domicilio, contra entrega del paquete.
 * It's quite rare these days for business to pay cash on delivery.
contra nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (desventaja, inconveniente)  (usually plural)cons nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
 Es incapaz de ver el pro y el contra de la oportunidad que se le presenta.
 He just can't see the pros and cons of the opportunity he's being offered.
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Compound Forms:
contra | Contra | contra... |
¿qué tienes en contra de? what do you have against it?
apoyar contra loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").lean against v
apoyar espalda contra espalda set back to back
apuesta en contra loc nom flocución nominal femenina: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo femenino ("casa de citas", "zona cero", "arma secreta"). (de resultado deportivo)opposing bet, opposing wager nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Si haces una apuesta en contra te pones en el lugar de la casa de apuestas.
 * Chicago was the favorite to win the championship, but Frank made an opposing bet (or: opposing wager) in favor of St. Louis.
arremeter contra viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (atacar)mount an attack against v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  rail against vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  attack vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
asegurado contra incendios insured against fires
asegurado contra siniestro insured against disasters
asegurar el inmueble contra incendio insure the building against fire
ataque contra attack against
atentado contra la intimidad invasion of privacy, breach of privacy
atentado contra los derechos humanos assault against human rights, threat to human rights
atentar contra   (rights, dignity)infringe upon, violate
   (someone's life)make an attempt on
   (person)attack
atentar contra la propiedad privada loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (robar)violate private property rights exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
atentar contra su vida loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (intento de asesinato)make an attempt on your life exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  make an attempt on his life exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
batallar contra una enfermedad exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (intentar curarse)battle an illness exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
bomba de sistema contra incendio grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero"). (alimentación de agua)  (powers sprinkler system in building)fire protection pump nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
brigada contra incendios firefighting brigade, fire brigade, fire department
caminar contra el viento loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (andar opuesto al viento)walk against the wind, walk into the wind v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
chocar contra algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (estrellarse)crash into [sth] 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]
  collide with [sth] 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]
contra corriente against the current, against the tide
contra devolución loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (a cambio de)upon the return of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
   (guard)against the return of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
contra factura (pago de factura con otra)by invoice exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  per invoice exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
contra pedido upon request
contra su voluntad against his will
contra todo pronóstico against all predictions
contra viento y marea loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (sin importar las dificultades)against all odds prep phrase
  come wind or weather v phrase
   (colloquial)come hell or high water v phrase
 Camila y Carlos se casaron contra viento y marea.
dar la contra loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). AmL (llevar la contraria)argue viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  disagree viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Siempre le das la contra a toda la gente, por eso nadie te soporta.
en contra against
en contra de against, opposed to
en protesta contra in protest against
en su contra on the other hand
  against
inmunización contra   (US)immunization against
   (UK)immunisation against
Ir contra corriente Fig.swim against the tide
ir en contra de go against
jugar en contra play against
la violencia contra la mujer violence against women
levantarse contra v prnl + prep (rebelarse, resistir)revolt vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El pueblo de Madrid se levantó contra los invasores franceses.
 The city of Madrid revolted against the invading French.
los pro y los contra the pros and cons
lucha contra la piratería to fight against piracy, tackle piracy
luchar contra sus miedos confront your fears, attack your fears
luchar contra viento y tempestad fight against wind and storm
manifestarse contra demonstrate against
pago contra documentos cash against documents nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
pago contra entrega cash on delivery
   (abbreviation, informal)COD
   (in US, also)C.O.D.
posicionarse en contra take an opposing stance
  be against
protección contra protection against
  [+ noun] protection
protección contra incendios fire protection
proteger contra golpes protect against bumps, protect against blows, protect against shocks
  protect against blows
reclamar contra complain about
seguro contra accidentes accident insurance
seguro contra incendios fire insurance
seguro contra robo theft insurance
tirar contra alguien shoot at someone
todos contra todos a free-for-all
vacuna contra el cáncer cancer vaccine, a cure for cancer
viento en contra headwind, contrary wind
violencia contra la mujer violence against women
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