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safe
[seɪf]
noun
1. caja (f) fuerte (for money)
adjective
2. seguro(a) (house, activity); prudente (choice, topic of conversation)
  • safe from something a salvo de algo
  • safe and sound sano(a) y salvo(a)
  • as safe as houses completamente seguro
  • it is safe to say that… se puede decir sin temor a equivocarse que…
  • it's a pretty safe assumption or bet that… es prácticamente seguro que…
  • at a safe distance a una distancia prudencial
  • in safe hands en buenas manos
  • to wish somebody a safe journey desear a alguien un feliz viaje or un viaje sin percances
  • to be on the safe side para mayor seguridad
  • better safe than sorry (Prov) más vale prevenir (que curar)
  • safe house piso (m) franco
  • safe seat escaño (m) seguro (in Parliament)
  • safe sex sexo (m) seguro or sin riesgo
adverb
también:
  • to play (it) safe ser precavido(a)
safe [seɪf]
adjective
safer (comparative)safest (superlative)
1 (not in danger) [+person] a salvo; seguro; [+object] seguro
you'll be safe here aquí no correrás peligro; aquí estarás a salvo; your pearls will be quite safe in the bank tus perlas estarán totalmente seguras en el banco
your reputation is safe
to feel safe sentirse seguro
I don't feel very safe up here
to be safe from [+attack, predator, sarcasm] estar a salvo de; [+contamination] estar libre de
nobody is safe from his sarcasm
to keep sth safe guardar algo (en lugar seguro)
I'll keep it safe for you yo te lo guardo; where can I put this to keep it safe? ¿dónde puedo poner esto para que esté seguro?
I gave it to him to keep it safe
the secret is safe with me guardaré el secreto
the documents are safe with him cuidará bien de los documentos; con él los documentos están en buenas manos
safe and sound sano y salvo
as safe as houses completamente seguro
better safe than sorry más vale prevenir que curar
Don't be afraid to have this checked by a doctor. Better safe than sorry! we're safe now. They've gone... all the hostages are safe They were safe from attack ...the superiority enjoyed by the Royal Navy kept Britain safe from invasion ...a place where their eggs and chicks might be safe from rats Although adults are not safe from lead poisoning it is children who are most at risk
2 (not dangerous) [+ladder, load, vehicle, option] seguro; [+method, handling] seguro; fiable; [+structure, bridge] sólido; [+investment] seguro; sin riesgo; [+level] que no entraña riesgo
the safe disposal of hazardous wastes la eliminación sin riesgos de residuos peligrosos; is nuclear power safe? ¿es segura la energía nuclear?; these stairs are not very safe esta escalera no es muy segura; don't walk on the ice, it isn't safe no andes por el hielo, es peligroso; keep your alcohol consumption within safe limits mantén tu consumo de alcohol dentro de los límites de seguridad
is that dog safe?
it's not safe to go out after dark es peligroso salir de noche; it's safe to eat se puede comer sin peligro; it's safe to say that ... se puede decir sin miedo a equivocarse que ...; it's safe to assume that ... cabe suponer con bastante seguridad que ...; it might be safer to wait puede que sea mejor esperar
it is a safe assumption that she was very disappointed a buen seguro que estaba muy decepcionada
it's a safe bet! ¡es cosa segura!
to keep a safe distance from sth mantenerse a una distancia prudencial de algo; (when driving) mantener la distancia de seguridad con algo
we were warned to keep a safe distance from the building always keep a safe distance from lighted fireworks we kept a safe distance from the fierce-looking animal Keep a safe distance between you and the car ahead
to follow sb at a safe distance seguir a algn manteniendo cierta distancia
to be a safe driver conducir con prudencia or con cuidado
a team of experts made the building safe un equipo de expertos se ocupó de que el edificio no constituyese un peligro
a team of experts [made] the bomb safe
a safe margin un margen de seguridad
just to be on the safe side para mayor seguridad; por si acaso
You might still want to go for , however, just to be on the safe side
the safest thing is to ... lo más seguro es
he's safe with children [+man] es de fiar con los niños; [+dog] no es un peligro para los niños
pollution has remained at a safe level this week experts maintain that these levels are safe is it safe to go out? Don't worry, she's in safe hands at the hospital The manuscript is in safe hands I'll buy a bit extra, just to be on the safe side. you'd better take your umbrella, just to be on the safe side
3 (secure) [+environment, neighbourhood, harbour] seguro
to be in safe hands estar a salvo; estar en buenas manos
to keep sth in a safe place guardar algo en un lugar seguro
... their vessels sought the safe harbour of other ports...
a safe pair of hands (Britain) una persona competente
4 (trouble-free) [+arrival, delivery] sin problemas; [+landing] sin riesgo; sin peligro
safe journey ¡buen viaje!
have a safe journey home! ¡que llegues bien (a casa)!
safe passage paso (m) franco; libre tránsito (m)
he was allowed safe passage to France ...a guarantee of safe passage... ...stating that the Royal Navy could not guarantee their safe passage to Antwerp... He could negotiate a safe passage for the troops to withdraw. ...I heard from him a 3 weeks later, announcing his safe [arrival] in Tokyo the safe arrival of the documents ...the pilot had sufficient control to make a safe landing
the safe return of the hostages la vuelta de los rehenes sanos y salvos
noun
(for valuables) caja (f) fuerte; (for meat) fresquera (f);
adverb
to play (it) safe ir a lo seguro; no arriesgarse
colour can transform your home, but many people tend to play safe and go for white. ...she wanted to learn to take risks and try new things rather than always playing it safe.
modifier
safe deposit (n) (vault) cámara (f) acorazada; (box) (also safe deposit box) caja (f) fuerte; caja (f) de seguridad
safe haven (n) refugio (m) seguro
...a safe haven for terrorists and drug smugglers...
safe house (n) piso (m) franco
the safe period (n) (Med) el periodo de infertilidad
safe seat (n) especially (Britain) (Pol)
it was a safe Conservative seat era un escaño prácticamente seguro para los conservadores; el escaño estaba prácticamente asegurado para los conservadores
safe sex (n) sexo (m) seguro or sin riesgo
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