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See the entry forlance.
-I throw
Subjunctiveyoconjugation oflanzar.
Subjunctiveél/ella/ustedconjugation oflanzar.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (act of throwing)
a. throw
Fue un lance débil. La piedra se quedó en el camino y no le dio a la ventana.My throw was weak. The rock fell short and didn't hit the window.
b. cast
Un pescador experto me enseñó a realizar un mejor lance de red.An expert fisherman taught me how to improve my cast of the net.
2. (games and sports)
a. throw
¡Fue un lance con suerte! Jamás había sacado cuatro seis.That was a lucky throw! I never got four sixes before.
b. move
¡Ramírez apostó todas sus fichas! Es un lance arriesgado, pero bien pensado.Ramírez goes all in! That's a risky but smart move.
c. play
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hiciste un buen lance. Ahora es mi turno de mover las fichas.Your play was good. Now it's my turn to move the pieces.
3. (episode)
a. incident
No hablo con Marcos desde el lance en el que murió Andrea.I haven't spoken to Marcos since the incident in which Andrea died.
b. event
La inauguración del teatro fue el lance más imporante del año.The opening of the theater was the most important event of the year.
4. (turning point)
a. critical moment
Luego del escándalo, tenía pensado renunciar. Fue un lance en mi carrera.After the scandal, I considered quitting. It was a critical moment in my career.
5. (dispute)
a. quarrel
Tuve un lance con un compañero de trabajo, pero ya hicimos las paces.I had a quarrel with a coworker, but we already made up.
b. row (United Kingdom)
No pudimos conciliar nuestras diferencias y el lance continuó.We couldn't settle our differences and the row went on.
6. (architecture)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. section
El incendio destruyó solamente un lance del edificio.The fire destroyed only one section of the building.
7. (attempt)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. chance
¡Tírate un lance y pregúntale a Laura si quiere ir a una cita contigo! Estoy seguro de que aceptará.Take a chance and ask Laura out on a date! I'm sure she will say yes.
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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. (en juegos, deportes)
a. incident
2. (acontecimiento)
a. event
3. (riña)
a. dispute
1 (episodio) incident; event
lance de fortuna stroke of luck
2 (momento difícil) critical moment; difficult moment
3 (riña) row; quarrel
lance de honor affair of honour; affair of honor; (EEUU) duel
4 [de red] throw; cast
5 (Pesca) catch
6 (Dep) move; piece of play
7 (accidente) chance; accident
tirarse (a) un lance (S. Cone) to take a chance
9 (Com)
de lance secondhand; cheap; libros de lance secondhand books; comprar algo de lance to buy sth secondhand; buy sth cheap
10 (S. Cone) (agachada) duck; dodge
sacar lance to dodge; duck away
11 (S. Cone) (parte) section; range
casa de tres lances house in three sections
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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