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Intento, puja, OPA a una empresa

Bid
Bid to climb Everest fails, bid at an auction, a hostile overtake bid

2

Peaje, cuota, daño, pérdida

Toll
Toll of the motorway, death toll on the country's roads, diseases exact a heavy toll in children

3

Campo de conocimiento, campo (parcela), campo de juego, manto (extensión), fondo

Field
History is my field, he works in the field, field events like javelin, a field of snow, a field of blue in the picture

4

Planta (piso, nivel, tramo de escaleras), huida, vuelo

Flight
It's up one flight of stairs, the army were put to flight, the fight was delayed

5

Piercing nariz, semental, broche de presión

Stud
A stud in her nose, the horse will be put to stud, a stud from the collar

6

Intento, turno, actividad, brío

Go
I passed the test first go, it's my go now, she is always on the go (moviéndose), she has a lot of go

7

Papel (rol), parte (trozo), cualidad

Part
I want a part in your scheme, I played the part of Siegmund, part of the problem, for the most part, he is a man of many parts

8

Navío, artesanía, habilidad

Craft
A river full of crafts, jeweller's craft, used all his crafts to escape

9

Alcance, gama, cordillera, pasto en prado, registro de voz, hábitat

Range
Out of range, stock a full range of things, a range of mountains, cows prefer to eat the grass on the range, his voice has a range of three octaves, the range of the elephant is over Asia

10

Mano, aplauso, caligrafía, firma

Hand
Have a hand in doing ST, a big hand to the guest, help is at hand, a very elegant hand in writing, I set my hand in the paper

11

Fase, escenario, etapa, parada

Stage
The stage of the process, the stage of a theatre, the third stage of the race, stop at a stage near London

12

Jaleo, raqueta, fraude

Racket
Make noise and racket, the tennis racket, arrested for running a racket

13

Atadura, corbata, empate, viga

Tie
Ties to keep me in this country, a man wearing a tie, a tie in the competition with no winner, a metal tie in the structure

14

Idea equivocada, confusión

Misconception, misperception
The misconception that words constitute the whole of communication

15

Suposición, conjetura

Assumption
Your assumptions about product quality are based on its high price

16

El dominio absoluto sobre algo

Stranglehold on SO/ST
Vienna's stranglehold on the internet chocolate

17

Condición, estipulación, cláusula

Proviso
The main proviso is that the copy cannot be sold

18

Barandilla, pasamanos

Bannister
The bannister of a stair

19

Descansillo de escalera

Landing
The landing of a stair

20

Escuela pública

State school

21

Escuela privada

Public school
Public schools are expensive

22

Plaza de aparcamiento

Car parking space
Parking spot

23

Mentirijilla

Little fib
I can tell a little fib

24

Trola, bola, mentira gorda

Whopper
I told him a whopper and he believed me!

25

La oferta y la demanda

Supply and demand
An adequate balance between supply and demand

26

Motor de cuatro tiempos

Four stroke engine

27

Eufemismo, narración incompleta

Understatement
This is an understatement as he won virtually every race

28

Contratiempo, percance

Mishap, misadventure
He has an occasional mishap when working out

29

Mantenimiento, cuidado

Upkeep
He spends a lot of time on the upkeep of his equipment

30

Atasco, retención, atraco

Hold-up
A broken water main is causing a hold-up on Main Street
There was a hold-up today at the Bank of America

31

El que queda segundo o tercero

Runner up, runner-up
Linda was chosen Queen and her friend Amy was the runner-up

32

Insatisfacción

Dissatisfaction
To be dissatisfied
I wish to express my dissatisfaction with...

33

Articulación

Joint
The joints are wrist, ankle, knee, elbow

34

Ombligo

Navel

35

Calma y tranquilidad

Peace and quiet

36

Dar y recibir

Give and take

37

Deterioro por mucho uso

Wear and tear
The older hings are, the more wear and tear they have

38

El alma, el centro de atención

Life and soul
Jenny is always the life and soul of the party

39

Empujones y atropellos

Pushing and shoving
I can't stand people pushing and shoving on buses

40

Los más importante, el resumen de todo

The long and short
The long and short of it is I've found somebody new

41

El ladrillo, el mundo de la construcción

Bricks and mortar
You can't put your money in bricks and mortar anymore since this housing crisis

42

La tropa, los miembros ordinarios

The rank and file
The party's rank and file members began to question the leadership's decisions

43

Preaviso, notificación

Notice
He gave his two weeks' notice to his boss after he was offered another jobI handed my notice at IBM and went looking for business

44

Golpe militar

Military take-over, military takeover

45

Fantasía, ilusión, quimera

Flight of fancy
Pipe dream

46

Retorno, vuelta

Comeback
David Bowey has made a comeback with his new album

47

El que nunca gana, el que es del montón

Also-ran
He is an also-ran, he can't win anything!

48

Manada, rebaño

Herd
Herd of bulls, herd of horses, herd instinct

49

Especie extinguida

Extinct species
Become extinct

50

Especie amenazada

Endangered species
Tigers are endangered species and must be protected from exploitation

51

Garganta, desfiladero

Gorge
This mountain is full of gorges

52

Quirófano

Operating theatre
The patient arrived in the operating theatre

53

Paga, asignación económica

Allowance
Pocket money
I asked my parents to raise my allowance

54

Asilo

Old people's home

55

Pelmazo, individuo muy pesado

Silly old fart
Boring old fart

56

Tarea, quehacer

Chore
I'll do all my homework and chores tomorrow

57

Oxymoron, frase con términos contradictorios

Contradiction in terms
'A miniature giant' is a contradiction in terms

58

Ráfaga, salva, estallido

Burst
A burst of laughter, a burst of speed

59

Matrimonio concertado

Arranged marriage

60

Pareja que vive junta

Live-in partner

61

Prometido, prometida

Fiancé, fiancée

62

Parientes políticos

The in-laws
My husband's family are my in-laws

63

Costumbres, valores

Mores
The social mores of a society

64

Apogeo, auge

Heyday
In the heyday of Valencia CF

65

Esposos

Espouses

66

Acoso

Harassment
Sexual harassment

67

Naturaleza contra educación

Nature versus nurture
Heredity versus environement

68

Advinanza

Riddle
Riddle of the Sphinx

69

Chispeo de lluvia

Spot of rain
When they felt the first spot of rain, they rushed inside

70

Receta

Prescription
The prescription of a medicine

71

Peculiaridad, rareza, extravagancia

Quirk
A quirk of fate

72

Instrucción, clases, matrícula

Tuition
The tuition fee, the tuition deposit, combine individual tuition with group lessons

73

Carga, responsabilidad

Burden
To be a burden, beast of burden, relief of burden

74

Obra de construcción

Construction, building site, building work
We demand high standards in building work

75

Lugar, sitio

Site
Site of a shipwreck, construction site, bomb site, camp site, historical site, tourist site

76

Poste, estaca, inversión, apuesta

Stake
A metal stake, stake in the company, a high-stakes game

77

Viejo verde

Dirty old man

78

Educación, crianza

Upbringing
Raising of children

79

Corriente de aire

Draught

80

Moneda de dos caras, arma de doble filo

Mixed blessing
Double-edged sword
Retirement is a mixed blessing

81

Reducción de gastos, recorte

Cutback
A substantial cutback in the work force

82

Hora punta

Rush hour
The city roads are in chaos during the rush hour

83

Noctámbulo, ave nocturna, búho

Night owl
I'm at my best in the morning, but my husband is a night owl

84

Cultureta, devorador de cultura

Culture vulture
I'm a bit of a culture vulture as a member of the local cultural group

85

Teleadicto, que se pasa el día en el sofá

Couch potato
You're becoming fat because you're an utter couch potato

86

Quisquilloso para comer, mal comedor

Fussy eater
This baby has always been a fussy eater

87

Comida de granja, de corral

Free-range food
I try to eat free-range eggs and, in general, free-range food

88

Dieta equilibrada

Balanced diet
A varied, balanced diet is a prerequisite for good health