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plural masculine noun
  • le devolvieron con creces el dinero que les prestó -> they paid back the money he lent them with interest
  • los italianos nos superan con creces -> the Italians are a lot better than us
  • es el mejor con creces -> he is by far the best
  • la oferta supera con creces a la demanda -> supply far exceeds demand
  • cumplió con creces el trabajo que se le encargó -> he more than fulfilled the task he had been given

creces [cray’thes]
noun, plural
1. Augmentation, increase; excess, in some things. (f)
  • Para los niños se hace ropa con creces -> children’s clothes are made to be let out
2. The additional quantity of corn paid by a farmer to a public granary, besides what he borrowed from it. (f)

con creces amply; fully; superó las expectativas con creces she far exceeded o surpassed all expectations; superó con creces el récord he beat the record by a long way o a long chalk; he smashed the record; pagar con creces un error to pay dearly for a mistake; pagó con creces lo que debía he paid back the full amount and more; he gave back everything he owed and more; había cumplido su obligación con creces he had amply carried out his obligation; devolver un favor/el cariño con creces to return a favour/sb's affection hundredfold
[pagar] a algn con creces
2 (Cos) room to let out
para los niños se hace la ropa con creces children's clothes are made to be let out

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