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mirar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (fijar la vista) (pay attention)look, watch viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Mira antes de cruzar la calle.
 Look (or: Watch) before you cross the street.
mirar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (cuidar, asegurarse) (be attentive)be careful, look out v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (formal)see vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  take care v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Mira que el niño coma bien.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Be careful (or: Look out) that the door is locked before you leave.
mirar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (estar orientada una cosa) (be oriented)look, face viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Mi casa mira al sur.
 My house looks (or: faces) south.
mirar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (revisar) (review, examine)look at, look through vi + prep
 Quiero que mires las facturas y me digas si están bien.
 I want you to look at (or: look through) the bills and tell me if they're correct.
mirar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). AmL (televisión)watch vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Le gusta mirar televisión mientras cena.
 She likes to watch television while having dinner.
mirarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (en un espejo: observarse)look at yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Mírate en el espejo y verás que tienes una mancha en la cara.
 Look at yourself in the mirror and you'll see that there's a mark on your face.
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Compound Forms:
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haz el bien sin mirar a quién exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (bondad, generosidad)do what's right, no matter what people think v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (Bible)Don't let your right hand know what your left hand is doing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 No seas interesado; haz el bien sin mirar a quién.
ir a mirar escaparates loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (ver sin comprar)go window shopping v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  browse viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
mirar a alguien a los ojos,
mirar a los ojos
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(mantener la mirada)look at [sb] in the eyes v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar a alguien con otros ojos loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (no verlo como los demás)look at [sb] through different eyes v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar a alguien con otros ojos loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (no verlo como antes)see [sb] in a different light, see [sb] in a new light v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  look at [sb] in a different way v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar a ambos lados antes de cruzar exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (comprobar el tráfico) (street, railroad tracks)look both ways before crossing, check both ways before crossing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar a la cámara loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (mirar al objetivo)look at the camera v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar a las musarañas loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (estar distraído) (colloquial)be daydreaming v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 En vez de mirar a las musarañas, atiende al profesor.
mirar a los ojos look into [sb]'s eyes v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar a otro sitio loc veerb (desviar la mirada)look away vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
mirar a través de la cerradura look through the keyhole v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar al futuro loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (afrontar lo venidero)look towards the future, look to the future, think ahead v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar al vacío loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (no fijar la mirada)stare off into space v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  daydream vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mirar con buenos ojos loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (mirar con simpatía)look upon [sb] favourably, look on [sth] favourably v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  have a positive outlook on [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar con cariño loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (ver con ojos de amor)look at fondly, look at lovingly, look at affectionately v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  look at [sb] with loving eyes v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar con el rabillo del ojo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (de reojo)look sideways v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 No la vi de frente, sólo me miró con el rabillo del ojo.
mirar de arriba a abajo exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (con desdén, con superioridad)look up and down v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 ¿Por qué me miras de arriba a abajo?
 Why do you look me up and down?
mirar de frente loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (sin miedo) (without fear)look at [sb] squarely, look at [sb] in the eyes v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  stare at [sb] in the face v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar de pasada loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (sin fijarse)skim vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  glance at [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 No me fije mucho, sólo miré de pasada.
 I didn't focus on much, I only skimmed the book.
mirar de reojo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (mirar de soslayo)look out of the corner of your eye v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  look sideways v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (disapproval, mistrust)look askance v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar el lado positivo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). figurado (ser positivo)look on the bright side, look on the positive side v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 María siempre mira el lado positivo de las cosas.
mirar el paisaje loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (observar el entorno)admire the scenery, look at the scenery v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  admire the landscape, look at the landscape v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar feo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (mirar mal)give [sb] a bad look, give [sb] a nasty look v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar fijamente loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (no bajar la vista)stare viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
mirar fríamente loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (mirar sin apasionamiento)look coldly at v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar hacia abajo (mirar en dirección a)look down vi + adv
mirar hacia delante (mirar al frente)look ahead vtr + prep
  look forward vtr + prep
mirar hacia el futuro loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (tener miras)look to the future v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  think ahead v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar hacia otro lado (hacer la vista gorda)look the other way v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  turn a blind eye v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar la peseta loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). ES, coloquial (ser ahorrativo)watch your money v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  pinch pennies v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Este hombre siempre mira la peseta, por eso es tan rico.
mirar la vida pasar loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (mostrar apatía)watch life pass by, watch life go by v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mirar mal loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (tener antipatía) (attitude)disapprove of vtr + prep
  (vision)give [sb] a dirty look, glare at v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El profesor me mira mal.
mirar mal a alguien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (poner mala cara)hold [sb] in contempt v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  feel aversion towards [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Es un antipático; mira mal a todo el mundo.
 He's a nasty guy; he holds everyone in contempt.
mirar por alguien viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (proteger, cuidar)look out for someone v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Solo estoy mirando por ti cuando no te dejo salir con esa gentuza.
mirar por el rabillo del ojo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (mirar disimulando) (colloquial)look at [sb] out of the corner of one's eye v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Juan miraba la PDA de Ana por el rabillo del ojo.
mirar por encima loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (someramente)skim vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  glance at, glance over vtr + prep
 Casi no estudié, sólo miré por encima mis apuntes.
mirar por encima del hombro loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (con desprecio)look down at 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]
  look down your nose at v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Se cree superior a todos y nos mira por encima del hombro.
 He thinks he's better than everyone and looks down at us.
mirar raro loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (de forma extraña)look strangely at [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Desde que me teñí el pelo de azul mucha gente me mira raro por la calle.
mirar sin parpadear loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (mirar fijo)stare, goggle viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
ver al pajarito,
mirar al pajarito
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
MX, coloquial (sonreír a la cámara) (when taking photo)say cheese v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (UK)watch the birdie v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Los fotógrafos decían "vean al pajarito" antes de tomar una foto.
ver para otro lado,
mirar para otro lado
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(dirigir la mirada)look the other way v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Cuando él le sonreía, ella se ruborizaba y veía para otro lado.
ver para otro lado,
mirar para otro lado
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
coloquial (desentenderse de algo) (figuratively)look the other way v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  turn a blind eye v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Ocurren crímenes a diario y la justicia ve para otro lado.
volver a mirar loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (examinar algo de nuevo)look again v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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