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Principal Translations
por preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (por causa de)for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  because of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Juan se hizo el tatuaje por una apuesta.
por preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (tránsito por un lugar)by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Pásate por la farmacia y tráeme chicles para el mareo.
por preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (durante)for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Mi sobrina vino a verme por vacaciones.
por preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (por medio de)by preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Ana habló por teléfono con su marido.
por 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 través de )through preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 La pelota entró por la ventana.
por 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 buscar, a traer)to get vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  to pick up v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 ¿Fuiste a por el pan? Sí, y pasé a por tu madre de paso.
 
Additional Translations
por preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (signo de multiplicar)times preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Dos por tres son seis.
por preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (para cada)per preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  for each prep + adj
 Hay dos caramelos por niño.
 There are two caramels per child.
por preppreposición: Une términos o cláusulas dentro de la oración, creando una relación particular ("el libro de Juan", "caminé de mi casa a la tuya"). (sin) (purpose)to preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  to + infinitive exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Hay asientos por ocupar.
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Principal Translations
por algo loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). coloquial (por algún motivo)it's not for nothing v phrase
  there's a reason why, for a reason v phrase
 Por algo llaman a esta curva "la curva de la muerte".
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Compound Forms:
por | por (eso) | por algo
¡Por amor a Elvis! exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). irónico (¡por amor de Dios!) (humorous)for Pete's sake! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
¡Por Dios! loc interjlocución interjectiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como interjección ("hasta mañana", "a que no"). (queja, asombro)for God's sake! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
¡Por el amor de Dios! for the love of God! excl
¡Por Jesucristo!  (offensive to the religious)For Christ's sake! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
¡Por María Santísima! loc interjlocución interjectiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como interjección ("hasta mañana", "a que no"). (asombro)Mother of God! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  Holy Mother of Jesus! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
¡por última vez! exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (ultimatum)for the last time! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
¿Cuánto es por todo? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (¿Precio total?)What's the total amount? How much is it for everything? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
¿Cuánto quiere por…? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (¿Qué precio pone a...?)how much are you asking for…? What do you want for…? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
¿Por qué no te callas? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). ofensivo (callar a alguien) (offensive)why don't you shut up? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Ya me tienes harto. ¿Por qué no te callas?
 I'm sick of you. Why don't you shut up?
¿por qué no? loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (cuestiona la negativa)why not? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 ¿Por qué no si nada te cuesta hacernos un favor?
¿por qué si no? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (porqué otra razón)then why not? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Creo que quiere irse de la empresa; ¿por qué si no pregunta tanto por otros cargos similares?
¿por quién pregunto? exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (¿con quien contacto?)whom should I ask for? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
a cien por hora loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). coloquial (muy rápido) (literal)one hundred miles per hour, a hundred miles per hour exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  extremely fast, very fast advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Tendré que ir a cien por hora con la comida o no llegaré a trabajar.
a juzgar por exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (según eso)judging by exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
de no ser por loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (si no fuera por)if it wasn't for, if it weren't for v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  if not for exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 De no ser por Sven, que es sueco, todos en el grupo seríamos españoles.
 If it weren't for Sven, who is Swedish, the whole group would be Spaniards.
a por for preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  to get, in order to get v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
a tomar por culo vulgar (muy lejos) (vulgar)fucking far advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in the middle of nowhere exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Vive a tomar por culo de aquí.
 I live fucking far from here.
a tomar por saco loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). coloquial (para echar a alguien) (informal)get lost interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  buzz off interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
acción por daños y perjuicios 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"). (der: demanda pidiendo daños)action to obtain damages and compensation nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  lawsuit for damages nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  suit for damages nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
acción por incumplimiento de contrato 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"). (der: por contrato no respetado)action for breach of contract nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  breach of contract lawsuit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
acción por riesgo 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"). (der: proceso por riesgo real o aparente)action on risks nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
acompañado por loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (con otra persona)accompanied by adj + prep
acordar por escrito loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (pactar, determinar)agree in writing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (formal)agree upon [sth] in writing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El plazo se acordó por escrito y consta en el contrato.
 * They agreed on the deal in writing.
adeudo por domiciliación nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (operación bancaria)payment by direct debit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Los adeudos por domiciliación deben estar autorizados por escrito para que el banco pueda pagar los recibos.
 The payments by direct debit should be authorized in writing so that the bank can pay the bills.
agradecer por algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (dar gracias)thank [sb] for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
al cien por cien,
al ciento por ciento
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
coloquial (por completo)one hundred per cent exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  in top form exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 El defensa aseguró que ya se encuentra al cien por cien y que volverá a la cancha para participar en el fogueo.
 The defense stated that it is now one hundred percent.
al ciento por ciento,
al cien por cien
loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
coloquial (expresa totalidad)a hundred percent advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  one hundred percent advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Nos hemos estado esforzando al ciento por ciento. Las máquinas están funcionando al ciento por ciento de su capacidad.
 We have been struggling at a hundred percent. The machines are running at a hundred percent capacity.
al menos por ahora loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (siquiera entre tanto)at least for now exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Están satisfechos con la decisión, al menos por ahora.
 At least for now they are happy with the decision.
al por mayor loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (en grandes cantidades)wholesale advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Fui a comprar una persiana pero esta tienda sólo vende al por mayor.
alegrarse por,
Alegrarse por algo
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(causa de alegría)be happy about v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (with noun)be happy because of, be happy for v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (with verb)be happy that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Se alegró por la publicación de sus cuentos.
 She was happy about the publication of her stories.
alegrarse por alguien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (sentir empatía)be happy for [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 –Ayer cumplí un año sin fumar. –Me alegro por ti.
 -Yesterday I completed one year without smoking. - I'm happy for you.
amigo por correspondencia nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (trato por correo)pen pal nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Las niñas se hicieron dos amigos por correspondencia en la escuela.
 The girls became pen pals during elementary school.
amor por el deporte love for sports nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
amparado por la ley loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (con cobertura legal)protected under the law, protected by law adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
andar por  (US)be around, walk around v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (UK)be about, walk about v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
andar por ahí loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (por lugar indefinido)move around v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  walk around v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be around v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Anda por ahí, tratando de ganarse la vida.
 She is moving around, trying to make a living.
andar por ahí dando vueltas loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (sin hacer nada de provecho)wander around v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  walk around v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  talk a walk v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Anda por ahí, dando vueltas todo el día y no estudia ni trabaja.
 He wanders around all day and doesn't study or work.
andar por andar exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (caminar sin propósito)walk for the sake of walking v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  walk aimlessly vi + adv
andar por la calle de la amargura exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (estar triste o resentido) (UK)walk around stormily v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be in a bitter mood v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  feel sad, feel upset v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  feel depressed v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
andar por la vida loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (vivir)go about life, go through life v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  live life v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
andar por las nubes have your head in the clouds v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  daydream viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
andarse por las ramas beat around the bush v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (UK)beat about the bush v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
ángulos opuestos por el vértice nmplnombre masculino plural: Sustantivo masculino que se usa únicamente en plural ("maritates", "víveres"). (lados opuestos)vertically opposite angles nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Los ángulos opuestos por el vértice son iguales.
año por medio loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (en años alternos)every other year preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  once every two years preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 La alcea florece año por medio, es una planta bienal.
 The althaea flowers every other year; it's a biennial plant.
estar ansioso por algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (tener muchas ganas de algo)anxious about adj + prep
  (with noun)yearning for, longing for, itching to gerund + prep
  (with verb)yearning to, longing to gerund + prep
  (colloquial)itching to gerund + prep
ante todo,
gracias por
first of all, thanks for exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
anunciar por megafonía announce over an intercom, announce over a loudspeaker v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
anuncio por palabras classified ad nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
aparcamiento por minuto (tiempo máximo)parking by the minute nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
apareados por matched by adj + prep
aparecer por casa show up at home v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
aparecer por un momento show up for a minute v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
apego por affection for, fondness of n + prep
apercibimiento por escrito nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (carta de emplazamiento)written warning nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Los padres del niño recibieron un apercibimiento por escrito.
aplicar por apply for vtr + prep
aplicar por igual loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (sin distinciones)apply equally v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Las leyes se aplican por igual a todos.
 Laws apply equally to everyone.
apostando por betting for gerund + prep
  backing gerundgerund: -ing form of verb used as a noun--for example, "Running is good for you." "Stop your yelling."
apostar el todo por el todo bet it all, wager everything, go for broke v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
apostar en su momento por bet at the time for v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
apostar por bet on vtr + prep
apostar por alguien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (animar)bet on [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  take [sb]'s side v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  pull for [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  back [sb] up v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
apostar por el todo o nada go for broke, go all or nothing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  go big or go home v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
apostar por la integración laboral support labor integration, back labor integration vtr + n
apostar por un concepto bank on a concept v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
apostar por un estilo diferente loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (cambiar radicalmente)go for a different style v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
apostar por una cosa bet on something v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
apostillado por apostilled by adj + prep
aprendizaje por competencias competency-based education skill-based learning nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
aprobado por el comité de calidad (visto bueno)approved by quality control exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  passed inspection adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
aprobar por amplia mayoría pass by a wide margin, approve by a wide margin v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
aprobar por ley approve by law v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
aprobar por los pelos barely pass, just managed to scrape by v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
aprovecharse por take advantage of [sth] in order to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
apuesta por  (gamble)bet on vtr + prep
  support [sth] vtr +n
apuesta por el arte 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"). (reto, desafío)commitment to the arts, support of the arts nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 La promoción del arte social es la apuesta de la galería.
 * The president is encouraging commitment to the arts (or: support of the arts) in the high schools.
apuesta por la vida 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"). (reto, desafío)taking a stand for life nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Invertir en plantas de reciclaje de materiales es una apuesta por la vida.
 Investing in plants that recycle materials is taking a stand for life.
apuesta por las energías renovables 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"). (reto, desafío)commitment to renewable energy nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 La apuesta por las energías renovables es la principal iniciativa del Gobierno.
 Commitment to renewable energy is the government's chief initiative.
apuesta por promover la salud commitment to health promotion nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
apuñalar por la espalda loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). figurado (traicionar) (figurative)stab in the back v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Su mejor amigo le apuñaló por la espalda cuando se fugó con su esposa.
 His best friend stabbed him in the back when he ran away with his wife.
aquí te cobran hasta por respirar exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (cobran por todo)not even the air is free here v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
arrastrar por drag by vtr + prep
arrastrarse por alguien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (humillarse)do anything for [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
arrastrarse por el suelo crawl on the floor, crawl along the floor v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
arreglarse por v prnl+prep (embellecerse para alguien) (beauty)get ready for [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  get dressed up for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
arrepentido por... loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (pesaroso)be regretful for… v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  feel sorry for v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (religion)repentant adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
arriesgar la vida por loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (poner en peligro)risk your life for v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
arrodillarse por kneel down for, kneel before v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
arropado por protected by adj + prep
  wrapped up in, swaddled by adj + prep
arropado por la penumbra under cover of darkness exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
arte por el arte art for art's sake exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
ascender por go up, climb up v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  ascend vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
asegurado por insured by adj + prep
  assured by adj + prep
asesinato por precio loc nom mlocución nominal masculina: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo masculino ("ojo de buey", "agua mala"). (derecho: por encargo)paid murder nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
así por el estilo loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (algo parecido)something like that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  sort of like that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  that kind exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  stuff like that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Creo que el chico era de Noruega, o algo así por el estilo.
 I think the boy was from Norway, or something like that.
así que por eso loc conjlocución conjuntiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como conjunción ("ya que", "a fin de", "ahora que"). (reiterativo: efecto)so that's why exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 ¡Así que por eso no me llamaste!
así que por mí no te preocupes. loc conj + expr (despreocúpate)so don't worry about me v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 La parada de bus queda cerca de casa; así que por mí no te preocupes, volveré sola.
 The bus stop is close to my house; so don't worry about me, I'll go back by myself.
asomarse por el horizonte appear on the horizon, loom on the horizon v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
asomarse por la puerta look out the door v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
asomarse por la ventana  (only head)look out the window v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (more of body)lean out the window v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
asumido por  (role or responsibility)assumed by adj + prep
  (costs)assumed by, covered by, paid by adj + prep
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