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ou conjor, either conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
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Traduções principais
InglêsPortuguês
or conj (connects alternatives) (juntar alternativas)ou conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 Do you want the green or the blue?
 Você quer o verde ou o azul?
either,
either or
conj
(one or another)ou conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 Either we stop now or we go all the way.
 Ou paramos agora ou vamos até o fim.
 
Traduções complementares
InglêsPortuguês
or conj (connects alternative terms for [sth])ou conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 The islands are known as The Falklands, or Las Islas Malvinas.
or conj (correlative)ou conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 You should either call him or send him an email.
or conj (approximation)ou conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 I'll be back in two or three minutes.
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a dozen or so adj informal (around 12)mais ou menos uma dúzia loc adj
 Can you please bring me back a dozen or so eggs from the grocery store?
able-bodied adj (not physically disabled)saudável, fisicamente capaz ou apto loc adj
 We need all able-bodied men in the village to help fill sand bags before the river crests.
alias prep (also known as) (também conhecido como)aliás advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  ou melhor, ou seja loc adv
all right,
alright
adj
informal (average, mediocre)mais ou menos loc adv
 The food was all right, I suppose - nothing special.
 A comida estava mais ou menos, eu acho - nada especial.
be about [sth] vi + prep (be approximately)mais ou menos loc adv
 Her house should be about a mile past the stop sign.
 A casa dela deve ser mais ou menos uma milha depois do sinal de parada.
black or white adj figurative (clear cut)preto ou branco adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
black or white adj figurative (viewed simplistically)preto ou branco adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 There is no gray area here, it's black or white.
come hell or high water adv (whatever the difficulties, whatever happens)aconteça o que acontecer, chova ou faça sol advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  a qualquer preço advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Come hell or high water, I am going to finish this marathon.
come rain or shine adv (whatever the weather)faça chuva ou faça sol exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Come rain or shine, we are going to the beach tomorrow!
come rain or shine adv figurative (whatever happens) (fig, qualquer coisa que aconteça)faça chuva ou faça sol loc adv
 Come rain or shine, I will never abandon you.
consequential damages npl (indirect effects of breached contract) (efeitos indiretos de quebra de contrato)danos incidentais ou consequenciais loc smpl
either adj (whichever of two)um ou outro loc adj
  qualquer um dos dois loc adj
 Wear either dress - they both look good.
 Vista um ou outro vestido: os dois lhe caem bem.
 Vista qualquer um dos dois vestidos: os dois lhe caem bem.
either pron (one or another)um ou outro loc pron
  qualquer um dos dois loc pron
 I like both books. I'd be happy with either.
 Gosto de ambos os livros. Ficaria feliz com um ou outro.
 Gosto de ambos os livros: ficaria feliz com qualquer um dos dois.
either/or,
either-or
adj
informal (with two choices)ou... ou conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 The issue often is presented as an either/or proposition: either you eagerly accept all technology, or you are behind the times.
for better or for worse adv (whatever the consequences) (qualquer que seja o resultado)para o bem ou para o mal loc adv
 I will be your wife for better or for worse.
hair clippers npl (device for trimming hair) (cabelos)máquina de cortar ou de tosquiar loc sf
 The barber used the hair clippers to trim Michael's hair.
homeward adj (towards home)que está se dirigindo a casa ou à pátria expres
 She got on the train for her homeward journey.
i.e. adv abbr (that is) (Latim: id est)ou seja, isto é, quer dizer loc conj
in the long run adv (eventually) (em algum momento)no final das contas, mais cedo ou mais tarde expres
  a longo prazo advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 It's probably for the best in the long run. It will be a little bumpy at first, but in the long run it will be well worth it.
lifesaving,
life-saving
adj
(emergency)de vida ou morte loc adj
  emergencial adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
make-or-break adj informal (success or failure)tudo ou nada expres
 It is make or break time for the store after two years of declining sales.
a matter of life and death n (issue of vital importance)questão de vida ou morte expres
 Getting out of a burning house fast is a matter of life and death.
more or less adv (to a greater or lesser extent)mais ou menos loc adv
 I have more or less decided to delay going to college for a year.
nightly adj (nocturnal, happening at night)noturno adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  de ou a cada noite loc adj
not bad,
not half bad
adj
(reasonably good)mais ou menos expres
  não está mal expres
 That sauce isn't very good, but it's not bad, either.
now or never expr (final chance)agora ou nunca expres
 You have to decide, it's now or never if you want to go to the concert.
of a kind adj (more or less)mais ou menos isso expres
  quase isso expres
 Adriana has a friend, of a kind, who she sees when her other friends are busy.
overspend vi (spend too much money) (gastar dinheiro demais)gastar em demasia (ou: em excesso) loc vt
  (pop., dinheiro)torrar vt
 Receiving a small inheritance, Bill began to overspend alarmingly.
play God v figurative (make life-and-death decisions) (fig, tomar decisões sobre vida e morte)fazer o papel de Deus loc v int
  jogar (jogo de videogame ou computador) no papel de Deus vt
 The anti-abortion people are against the idea of people playing God.
plonk n UK, slang (cheap wine) (vinho barato)vinhaça sf
  vinhoca sm
  vinho vagabundo (ou: barato) loc sm
rain or shine adv literal (whatever the weather) (não importa o tempo)faça chuva ou sol loc adv
 The marathon run will take place rain or shine, although it will be postponed if there's lightning.
ready or not adv (regardless of whether you are prepared for this)esteja como estiver loc adv
  preparado ou não loc adv
  pronto ou não loc adv
 Ready or not, I have to take my final exam today.
remains npl (corpse, dead body) (cadáver)restos (ou: despojos) mortais smpl
right about adv (more or less, approximately)mais ou menos loc adv
  por aqui loc adv
 There was a farm right about here a long time ago.
riverbank n (edge of a river)beira (ou: margem) de rio loc sf
 The retired couple built a cottage along the riverbank.
riverside n (edge or bank of a river)beira (ou: margem) de rio loc sf
 The kayakers stopped for a picnic lunch on the riverside.
schoolbag n (schoolchild's satchel)mala (ou: pasta) escolar loc sf
 Bobby put his pencil case and his books in his schoolbag.
something or other n ([sth] not remembered precisely) (alguém não lembrado precisamente)um ou outro expres
  (algo não lembrado precisamente)uma coisa ou outra expres
 Something or other didn't feel quite right about him. She told me something or other about not being able to pay the bill.
so-so adv (tolerably)toleravelmente advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  regularmente advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  mais ou menos loc adv
 He dances so-so, but he'll get better.
subnormal n obsolete ([sb] with learning difficulties) (pessoa com dificuldade de aprendizagem)atrasado (ou: retardado) mental sm
  deficiente mental loc sm
 Miss Clark worked with subnormals at the county school.
ten or so adj (about 10) (em torno de 10)mais ou menos dez loc adj
  em torno de dez loc adj
 In about ten or so days, I will have finished my exams!
thereabouts,
thereabout
adv
(around that time) (hora)por aí loc adv
  mais ou menos loc adv
 Shawn said he would arrive at nine o'clock or thereabouts.
toss n (flip of coin) (lançamento de moeda)cara ou coroa expres
 Ben won the toss, so the group went to see his choice of film.
toss a coin v (let chance decide between 2 options) (tirar sorte entre duas opções)tirar cara ou coroa loc v int
  decidir na sorte loc vt
toss a coin v expr (let chance decide between 2 options)tirar cara ou coroa loc v int
  decidir na sorte loc vt
toss-up,
tossup
n
informal (coin throw: decides [sth])jogo de cara ou coroa loc sm
  lance sm
 Before almost every sporting match there's a toss-up between the two teams.
trick-or-treating n (Halloween custom: going door to door) (Halloween: ir de porta em porta)pedido de doces ou travessuras loc sm
truth or dare n (question-and-answer game) (jogo de perguntas e respostas)verdade ou desafio expres
tucker n historical (lace neckpiece) (postiça)gola de renda ou linha loc sf
undercoat n (paint layer beneath final coat)primeira mão (ou: demão) loc sf
 First, we painted the walls with an undercoat of beige.
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