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pela prep (por + a)by, for the preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
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according to the letter adv (according to law)de acordo com a lei loc adv
  pela letra da lei loc adv
 These laws are no longer obeyed according to the letter.
backfire vi (plan: bring unwanted result) (plano)sair errado loc v int
  (gíria)sair pela culatra loc v int
  falhar viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 The plan backfired and now voters are demanding that he resign.
battle it out vi informal (compete) (competir)lutar por, lutar pela decisão
 Todd and Tina usually don't compete, but this time they battled it out.
boomerang vi US, figurative (backfire: on [sb](gíria)sair pela culatra loc verb
  voltar-se contra loc verb
 Ian called the police, pretending to have committed a crime, but the prank boomeranged when they showed up to arrest him.
boomerang on [sb] vi US, figurative (backfire on) (gíria)sair pela culatra loc verb
  voltar-se contra loc verb
 Jessica made one silly mistake and her plan boomeranged on her.
by a majority adv (by most people, by more than half)pela maioria loc adv
 They were able to pass their laws by a majority vote of 51 to 49.
by force adv (using physical strength, violence)pela força, à força loc adv
 Soldiers generally operate by force.
by half adv (by 50 per cent)pela metade loc adv
 Since I retired my income is down by half.
critically acclaimed,
(praised by reviewers)aclamado pela crítica loc sm
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
 His latest novel was critically acclaimed. It is a pleasure when a critically acclaimed film is also a joy to watch.
Cross my heart and hope to die interj infantile (promise)juro pela minha vida expres
 Mum, I'll clean my room in the morning. Cross my heart and hope to die!
cross the threshold v expr (enter [sth])cruzar o umbral expres v
  passar pela porta expres v
 I crossed the threshold into our new house.
cross your mind v (occur to you, enter your thoughts)passar pela mente loc vt
 Don't tell me a wicked thought has never crossed your mind.
die for your country v expr (soldier: be killed)morrer pela pátria loc vt
 My great-grandfather died for his country in 1915.
Don't judge a book by the cover!,
don't judge a book by its cover
proverb (appearances can be deceptive)Não julgue um livro pela capa. expres
 She definitely looks trustworthy, but don't judge a book by its cover.
double adv (in half)pela metade loc adv
  no meio loc adv
 Grace folded the sheet double and then again.
dove n figurative (person calling for peace)ativistas pela paz expres
 The hawks and the doves argued over the necessity of going to war.
fear for his life vi (be afraid he is likely to die, be killed)temer pela vida loc v int
 He feared for his life when the robber drew a gun.
fight for one's country v (soldier: go to war) (soldado: ir para guerra)lutar pela pátria loc vt
for a lifetime adv (for the rest of one's life)pela vida inteira, pela vida toda advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  por toda a vida loc adv
 The young lovers were sure their love would last for a lifetime.
for the umpteenth time adv informal (yet again) (informal)pela enésima vez
 For the umpteenth time ... will you children be quiet?
for which reason conj formal (this being why)razão pela qual
 He did not attend the hearing, for which reason his appeal was denied.
froth at the mouth v expr (produce foamy spittle)espumar pela boca loc v int
 If a dog is frothing at the mouth it may have rabies.
froth at the mouth,
foam at the mouth
v expr
figurative, informal (be furious) (figurado)espumar pela boca loc v int
 The governor was frothing at the mouth after she was accused of misconduct.
go off on a tangent,
also UK: go off at a tangent
v expr
figurative (digress, change subject)sair pela tangente expres
half as much expr (50 percent less)metade da quantia sf
  pela metade loc adv
 The coat cost half as much on sale.
in the morning adv (every morning)pela manhã loc adv
 I like to read the news and drink an espresso in the morning.
in the morning adv (on a given morning)pela manhã loc adv
 I'll come round in the morning for a cup of coffee.
in the morning adv (time: of the morning)pela manhã loc adv
 My children usually wake me up at 6 o'clock in the morning.
learn by experience v expr (gain practical understanding) (ganhar conhecimentos empíricos)aprender pela experiência loc v int
 No matter how many education classes you take, as a teacher you will primarily learn by experience in the classroom.
learn by experience vtr (discover at first hand) (descobrir por experiência pessoal)aprender pela experiência loc v int
 If you won't listen to me, I guess you'll just have to learn by experience.
lie ahead vi phrasal figurative ([sth]: be going to happen)estar pela frente expres v
 No matter our plans, we never really know what lies ahead.
mint [sth] vtr (produce for first time)produzir pela primeira vez expres v
mouth breathing,
(breathing through the mouth)respiração pela boca loc sf
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
on the evidence adv (judging by testimony given)pela evidência loc adv
 On the evidence given, the jury was unable to find her guilty.
(found on the internet) (anglicismo)online advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  na Internet loc adv
  pela Internet loc adv
 You can try the online support.
pelota n (sport)jogo da pela sm
push daisies (US),
push up daisies,
push up the daisies (UK)
v expr
figurative (be dead and buried) (figurado, morte)comer capim pela raiz expres
pushing daisies,
UK: pushing up daisies
US, informal, euphemism (dead and buried) (inf., morto e sepultado)comendo capim pela raiz expres
 I want to live to be 80 years old, not pushing daisies by age 70.
raked hand n (poker: hand played for money with cut (rake) taken by house) (poker: mão jogada a dinheiro com corte dado pela casa)mão comissionada pela banca loc sf
reason why n + conj (explanation for [sth](explicação para)razão pela qual loc sf
 I couldn't tell her the real reason why I left her.
rogues' gallery n figurative (people: morally dubious)galeria dos procurados pela polícia sf
 The event was a rogues' gallery of discredited politicians.
root [sth] out vtr phrasal sep (find and eliminate)arrancar pela raiz expres v
  erradicar vt
  extirpar vt
 It's almost impossible to root out the causes of poverty.
school spirit n (emotional investment in one's school)amor pela escola expres
  (na escola)espírito de turma sm
  (na escola)espírito de classe sm
see the last of [sb] v expr informal (not encounter [sb] anymore)ver pela última vez expres v
struggle for existence n (nature: fight for survival) (natureza: lutar para sobreviver)lutar para sobreviver expres v
  luta pela sobrevivência sf
under cover of darkness,
under the cover of darkness
(by night) (à noite)protegido pela escuridão loc adv
 The burglar entered by the window under cover of darkness.
water torture n (dripping water onto victim's forehead) (tortura com uso de água)afogamento simulado sm
  tortura pela água sf
 The secret police used water torture on Schmidt to extract information.
waterborne disease n (infection carried by water) (infecção causada pela água)infecção transmitida pela água sf
weed out [sth],
weed [sth] out
vtr phrasal sep
figurative (eradicate [sth](figurado)erradicar vt
  podar vt
  eliminar vt
  arrancar pela raiz expres
 We're not going to weed out all the bad influences by stopping the free flow of information.
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