a fondo
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a fondo(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (completely)
a. in depth
El consejo de administración analizará hoy a fondo tu informe.Today the board of directors will examine your report in depth.
b. thoroughly
Se estudiarán a fondo todos los perfiles de los candidatos.All the candidates' profiles will be studied thoroughly.
c. fully
El ministro explicó a fondo el alcance de la reforma educativa.The minister fully explained the extent of the education reform.
d. to the full
Para explotar a fondo las posibilidades del programa, lea la sección de preguntas frecuentes.Please read the FAQ section in order to exploit the program's possibilities to the full.
2. (complete)
a. in-depth
Funcionarios del Gobierno están llevando a cabo una investigación a fondo del asunto.Government officials are conducting an in-depth inquiry into the affair.
b. thorough
Este fin de semana haremos una limpieza a fondo de la casa.This weekend we'll do a thorough clean of the house.
c. full
Exigimos una investigación a fondo.We demand a full investigation.
3. (to the best of one's ability)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El equipo se empleó a fondo durante todo el partido.The team did their utmost throughout the match.
Nos hemos esforzado a fondo para cumplir los plazos.We pushed ourselves to the utmost to meet the deadlines.
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