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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (general)
a. increase
Las muchachas no tardaron en notar las creces de mi fortuna.The girls didn't fail to notice my increase of wealth.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
le devolvieron con creces el dinero que les prestóthey paid back the money he lent them with interest
los italianos nos superan con crecesthe Italians are a lot better than us
es el mejor con creceshe is by far the best
la oferta supera con creces a la demandasupply far exceeds demand
cumplió con creces el trabajo que se le encargóhe more than fulfilled the task he had been given
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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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