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sobre prepabout preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  over, above 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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be about
prep
(have as subject)  (ter como assunto)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 This book is about a king who loses his crown.
 Este livro é sobre um rei que perde a coroa.
about prep (of, concerning)  (concernente)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 What do you think about the president's speech?
 O que pensas sobre o discurso do presidente?
above prep (over)  (em cima)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 She hung a picture above the fireplace.
 Ela pendurou um quadro sobre a lareira.
after prep (asking about)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 She was asking after your mother. What should I tell her?
on prep (about)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 I'm looking for a book on orchids.
on prep (reference)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 What are your thoughts on global warming?
on prep (to the detriment of)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 They have a three-mile lead on us.
over prep (above)  (por cima)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 They hung a picture over the fireplace.
 Eles penduraram uma foto sobre a lareira.
over prep (against)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 We have a big lead over our competitors.
over prep (covering)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 They put sheets over the furniture to protect it.
over prep (concerning)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 They always argue over who gets to drive.
concerning prep (about)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  a respeito de
 He wrote a letter concerning the problem.
 Ele escreveu uma carta sobre o problema.
upon prep figuratively (on top, in addition)  (em adição)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 He ate cracker upon cracker until he was sick.
touching prep (regarding)  (concernente)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
re prep abbr (with reference to)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
atop prep (on top of)  (em cima de)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
about prep (mainly concerned with)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Real estate is all about location.
above prep (distinct from)  (distinto de)sobre advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 I couldn't hear my phone above the noise in the restaurant.
piggyback adv (ride: on [sb]'s back)  (carregar)sobre os ombros loc adv
skater n (roller skater, rollerblade)patinação sobre rodas loc sf
overland adv (across the land)sobre a terra loc adv
superhuman adj (extraordinarily strong)sobre-humano, super-humano adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
superhuman adj (beyond human capabilities)sobre-humano, super-humano adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a lot to say about n (much to contribute on the topic of)diz muito sobre expres
 Wow, he has a lot to say about my sister's engagement.
advance upon vtr (invade, move in to attack)avançar sobre vt
 The swarm of killer bees advanced upon the unsuspecting cow that was grazing in the pasture.
advance upon n (invasion or attacking move into)  (invasão, ataque)avanço sobre sm
ask after vtr (enquire about health of: [sb])perguntar sobre alguém loc vt
 I ran into your old friends Vicki and Peter yesterday, and they asked after you.
bear upon vtr UK (come towards rapidly)cair sobre, abater vt
come down on vtr literal (fall on, collapse on top of)  (literal)descer sobre, cair sobre loc vt
 When I lost the job I felt like the roof had come down on me.
comment upon vtr (make a remark or observation about)  (declarar)comentar sobre loc vt
comment upon vtr (offer an opinion on)  (exprimir opinião)comentar sobre loc vt
 I'm not even going to comment on that ridiculous charge.
death tax n (duty payable on [sb]'s death)imposto sobre herança
 After paying death tax there was virtually nothing left of his inheritance.
discourse about vtr (discuss: [sth])  (discutir: algo)discutir sobre vt
discourse with vtr (converse with: [sb])  (conversar com )discutir sobre vt
double back vtr (go opposite direction along same path)voltar sobre seus passos, retornar
 I'm sorry I'm late, but I missed the turn-off for the beach and had to double back.
field hockey
UK: hockey
n
US (sport: hockey played on a field)hóquei em campo loc sm
  hóquei sobre a grama loc sm
find out about vtr (obtain information about)  (obter informações sobre)informar-se sobre vp
 I read his biography to find out about his life.
found [sth] on vtr (base [sth] on, build [sth] on a basis of)fundar sobre, estabelecer sobre loc vt
go on about vtr slang (talk incessantly about)falar sem parar sobre loc vt
 The teacher went on about the topic he had chosen regardless of the fact that many students were asleep.
hand over hand adv literal (grasping with alternate hands)  (literal)mão sobre mão loc adv
 I know the rope bridge is scary but just go slowly hand over hand and stop screaming.
have power over vtr (be able to control or influence)  (ser capaz de controlar ou influenciar)ter poder sobre loc vt
 His wife has power over him because she is the family's breadwinner.
hear from vtr (receive correspondence from: [sb])  (receber correspondência de)saber sobre vt
 Do you hear from David these days?
learn about vtr (become informed about)aprender sobre vt
 How did you learn about our company?
learn all about vtr (become fully informed about)aprender tudo sobre vt
 Before I invest in a company, I am always sure to learn all about their history and business practices.
luxury tax n (tax payable on non-essential goods)imposto sobre artigos de luxo loc sm
move in on vtr (move closer to attack or capture)  (para atacar ou capturar)lançar-se sobre vt
 When the signal was given the police quickly moved in on the suspect and arrested him.
onto prep (on top of)  (no topo de)em,sobre,a preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
act on agir sobre
  influir em
ask about perguntar sobre
comment on comentar sobre
complain about reclamar sobre
have a good head on one's shoulders ter a cabeça sobre os ombros
have a lot to say about ter muito o que dizer sobre
have doubts about ter dúvidas sobre
have your say ter a sua vez
  ter influência ou autoridade sobre algo
leave no stone unturned não deixar pedra sobre pedra
over my dead body sobre o meu cadáver
over the counter sobre o balcão
  de forma legal
pore over estudar, ler atentamente
  meditar sobre
privy to informado sobre
  a par de
rest on one's laurels   (de vitórias, de sucessos conquistados)repousar sobre os louros
  viver da fama
ring in avisar sobre
   (coloquial)vir ou aparecer sem ser convidado
roof over your head um teto sobre a cabeça
  ter onde morar
see to encarregar-se de
  providenciar sobre
skim over deslizar sobre
  ler ou examinar superficialmente
so much for that nada mais a acrescentar sobre isso
   (desprezo por algo que falhou)grande coisa
water rights direitos sobre a água
wise [sb] up to [sth] abrir os olhos de alguém sobre algo
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