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criba
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criba(
kree
-
bah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (tool)
a. sieve
Tenemos que tamizar la harina con una criba.We have to sift the flour with a sieve.
2. (process of selecting)
a. selection process
Teníamos más de 20 canciones para el álbum. Al final, 12 pasaron la criba.We had more than 20 songs for the album. Eventually, 12 passed the selection process.
b. screening
Para llegar a la fase final del concurso hay que superar varias cribas.You have to pass several screenings to make it to the final stage of the contest.
c. sifting
La criba de solicitudes válidas para el puesto llevó semanas.The sifting of valid applications for the job took weeks.
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criba
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tamiz)
a. sieve
2. (selección)
a. screening
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criba
1 (instrumento) sieve
2 (acto) sifting; selection
hacer una criba to sort out the sheep from the goats
superar la criba to slip through the net
Además del Rabin y Arafat, también [superaron la criba] del jurado elex presidente de EE.UU, y el director ejecutivo de Unicef, James Grant, entre otros.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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