sober
adjective
1. (not drunk) 
a. sobrio 
Garrett needs to stay sober because he's the designated driver.Garrett tiene que mantenerse sobrio porque es el conductor designado.
2. (serious) 
a. formal 
James has distinguished himself as a sober leader.James se ha distinguido como un líder formal.
b. serio 
The teacher gave a sober assessment of the debate.La maestra ofreció una valoración seria del debate.
c. grave 
Sandra weighed what her brother said with a serious expression.Sandra sopesó lo que dijo su hermano con una expresión grave.
3. (subdued) 
a. sobrio 
Jorge seemed to be the only one in sober attire at the party.Jorge parecía ser el único con un atuendo sobrio en la fiesta.
transitive verb
4. (to make serious) 
a. volver más serio 
The photos of the crime scene sobered the mood in the court immediately.Las fotos de la escena del crimen volvió más sobrio el humor en la corte de inmediato.
intransitive verb
5. (to become serious) 
a. volverse más serio 
The thief's demeanor became more serious when he saw that they had caught his partner.El semblante del ladrón se volvió más serio cuando vio que habían atrapado a su socio.
sober
adjective
1. (not drunk) 
a. sobrio(a), sereno(a) 
2. (sensible) 
a. serio(a) 
sober [ˈsəʊbəʳ]
adjective
1 (not drunk) sobrio
to stay sober mantenerse sobrio
to be as sober as a judge
be stone-cold sober
estar perfectamente sobrio
2 (serious, calm) [+person] serio; formal; [+expression] grave; [+attitude, assessment] serio; sobrio; [+fact] cruel; [+reality] crudo; duro
after sober reflection después de una seria reflexión
The euphoria that characterized last year's festival has given way to a more sober reality the sober fact that a murder is committed every 3 seconds We are now far more sober and realistic Brian assumed an appropriately sober expression a sober assessment of the situation
3 (dull, subdued) [+clothes, suit, style, decor] sobrio; discreto; [+colour] discreto
He was dressed in a sober grey suit
transitive verb
1 (also sober up) (stop being drunk) despejar; quitar la borrachera a
2 (make more serious) volver más serio
he used to think life was one big laugh, but this experience sobered him Raeder still hoped that responsibility would sober the National Socialists and their enigmatic leader
intransitive verb
1 (also sober up) (stop being drunk) despejarse; pasársele la borrachera
2 (become more serious) volverse más serio
Spa 1st read 4m spa 2nd read 2m VT + ADV make more serious VI + ADV become more serious he's sobered down recently
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