precaución

 
usage note
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 1).
precaución
feminine noun
1. (safety measure) 
La escuela no tomó las precauciones necesarias para prevenir el incendio.The school didn't take the precautions necessary to prevent the fire.
El gobierno tomó precauciones para que no haya disturbios durante el festival.The government took preventive measures to avoid street disturbances during the festival.
2. (carefulness) 
a. caution 
Muévete con precaución. El lugar está plagado de trampas.Move with caution. There are traps everywhere.
b. care 
Por favor, ten precaución con el jarrón de vidrio.Please take care when handling the glass vase.
precaución
Noun
1. (prudencia) 
a. caution, care 
2. (medida) 
a. precaution 
tomar precaucionesto take precautions
precaución
1 (al hacer algo) (cuidado) precaution; (medida) preventive measure
tomar precauciones to take precautions
debeís tomar precauciones (sexo seguro, con preservativos)
extremar las precauciones to be extra careful; lo hicimos por precaución we did it to be on the safe side; we did it as a precautionary measure o as a precaution
2 (previsión) foresight; (cautela) caution
ir con precaución to proceed with caution
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