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el preso, la presa(
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (incarcerated person)
a. prisoner
Al preso le dieron una condena a perpetuidad.The prisoner received a life sentence.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (incarcerated)
a. imprisoned
El hombre preso pasaba sus días leyendo.The imprisoned man spent his days reading.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Lo metieron preso por manejar en estado de embriaguez.He was jailed for drunk driving.
Creo que el marido de Maite estuvo preso por unos cinco años.I think Maite's husband was in prison for about five years.
3. (seized by; used with "de")
a. gripped by
Los refugiados rescatados se veían agotados y presos del dolor.The rescued refugees looked exhausted and gripped by fear.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. imprisoned
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. prisoner
preso políticopolitical prisoner
preso preventivoremand prisoner
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presoa presa
llevar preso a algn to take sb prisoner; estuvo preso durante tres años he was in prison for three years; la cárcel donde estuvo preso the prison where he served his sentence; estar preso del pánico to be panic-stricken
preso por mil, preso por mil quinientos (España) in for a penny, in for a pound
(prisionero) prisoner
preso/a común ordinary prisoner
preso/a de conciencia prisoner of conscience
preso/a de confianza trusty
preso/a político/a political prisoner
preso/a preventivo/a remand prisoner
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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