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limit
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limit(
lih
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miht
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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. (ultimate point)
a. el límite
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Triathletes push their bodies to the limit.Los triatletas llevan sus cuerpos al límite.
b. el colmo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The kids pushed me to the limit of my patience.Los niños llevaron mi paciencia al colmo.
2. (boundary)
a. el límite
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The police caught the suspects when they were leaving the city limits.La policía atrapó a los sospechosos cuando traspasaban los límites de la ciudad.
3. (restriction)
a. el límite
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have a $400 credit limit.Tengo un límite de crédito de $400.
4. (mathematics)
a. el límite
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The teacher asked us to find the limit of the function.El maestro nos pidió encontrar el límite de la función.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to delimit)
a. limitar
I have to limit my sugar intake.Tengo que limitar mi consumo de azúcar.
b. restringir
That cell phone carrier limits your data use after you have used more than 3 GB.Esa compañía de teléfono celular restringe el uso de datos cuando se haya usado más de 3 GB.
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limit
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el límite
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
within limitsdentro de un límite
to be off limitsestar en una zona de acceso prohibido
the limits of decencylos límites de la decencia
to know no limitsno conocer límites
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
he's/that's the limit!¡es el colmo!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. limitar
to limit oneself to somethinglimitarse a algo
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limit [ˈlɪmɪt]
noun
1 (cut-off point, furthest extent) límite (m)
there is a limit to my patience mi paciencia tiene un límite; there's a limit to what doctors can do in such cases lo que pueden hacer los médicos en estos casos es limitado
there are limits! there is a limit to what one can do they can't use interest rates, so there's a limit to what they can do about inflation there's a limit to what you can do with half a ton of breadcrumbs there was no limit to what he might achieve I know my limits he outlined the limits of British power
to be at the limit of one's endurance ya no poder más
to be at the limit of one's patience haber agotado la paciencia
[beyond] the limits of the Earth's resources are being pushed beyond their limits
behaviour beyond the limits of acceptability comportamiento (m) que va más allá de los límites de lo aceptable
new building has extended beyond the limits of the town that enabled him to drive himself well beyond the limits of ordinary human beings if you push your body beyond the limits of its strength, you will suffer for it
to know no limits no tener límite(s)
his anger knew no limits the creativity of this man knows no limits the potential of the American people knows no limits to be [off] limits a one-mile area around the wreck is still off limits
these establishments are off limits to ordinary citizens los ciudadanos de a pie tienen prohibido el acceso a estos establecimientos
both areas, Tibetans report, are strictly off-limits to local Tibetans the region has been declared off-limits to Iraqi aircraft smoking was off limits everywhere
that sort of question is off limits ese tipo de pregunta se sale de los límites
my wife is off limits, OK? there is a separate lounge for children, which is off limits to adults
that is outside the limits of my experience eso va más allá de los límites de mi experiencia
it is important that parents set limits for their children es importante que los padres les pongan límites a sus hijos
she tried my patience to the limit puso mi paciencia a prueba
her love for him was being tested to its limits
it is true within limits es verdad dentro de ciertos límites
in the circumstances we'll tell you what we can, within limits, of course, and in confidence the expression of aggression within certain limits is a normal part of mental life the individual is free within certain limits to decide on a career within the limits [of] sth she has to work within the limits of a tight budget to live within the limits of one's resources I think you could tell them something, within the limits of discretion, of course within a 5-mile limit a species' population will grow without limit unless kept in check by nature's ruthless predation I have found a universe growing without limit in richness and complexity to go to the limit to do sth Nigel Mansell has vowed to "go to the limit" with world champion Ayrton Senna this season to finally clinch a Formula One world crown the sky is the limit they have found that, in terms of both salary and career success, the sky is the limit
2 (permitted maximum) límite (m)
there is no limit on or to the amount you can import no existe un límite con respecto a la cantidad que se puede importar
lead pollution was 80 times the legal limit there is no limit to how much fresh fruit you can eat in a day the economic affairs minister announced limits on petrol sales China attempted to enforce strict limits on family size
one glass of wine's my limit con un vaso de vino me basta y me sobra
he was three times over the limit (Aut) había ingerido tres veces más de la cantidad de alcohol permitida (para conducir)
I'm always over the limit on my charge account if police breathalyse me and find I am over the limit I face a long ban and a crippling fine to [place] [set] [put] a limit on sth the bank places sets no limit on the amount that can be borrowed the decree also set a limit on how high prices can rise new domestic regulations place strict limits on the number of trees that can be cut down standards which set limits on the quantity of sewage bacteria in the sea age seven was the lower limit the number of shares any worker can hold should have an upper limit age limitations: eighteen and up - no upper limit sterling would hit its lower limit against the peseta before its lower limit against the mark
3
the limit: it's the limit! (too much) ¡es el colmo!; ¡es demasiado!; he's the limit! ¡es el colmo!; ¡es el no va más!
4 (Mat) límite (m)
transitive verb
[+numbers, power, freedom] limitar; [+spending] restringir
try to limit your fat intake procura limitar el consumo de grasas; are you limited as to time? ¿tienes el tiempo limitado?
they intend to limit the number of tickets sold to England fans Menlo Park firefighters limited the damage to four rooms It limited the damage he could do there's very little he can do to limit the damage caused to his reputation the government's attempt to limit wage increases a new measure aimed at limiting the president's power having children limits your freedom a strategy to limit the growth of cities he limited payments on the country's foreign debt why limit yourself unnecessarily? we are limited in what we can do to limit sth [to] sth
he limited questions to 25 minutes limitó las preguntas a 25 minutos
their role has been limited to that of observers speakers were asked to limit themselves to 3 minutes he limited questions to those dealing with education his call for the role of the European Commission to be limited entry to this prize draw is limited to UK residents the government's attempts to limit unemployment to around 2.5 million the protests were not limited to New York Neo-Fascism is not limited to Europe that plant is limited to Spain
to limit o.s. to sth limitarse a algo; he limited himself to a few remarks se limitó a hacer algunas observaciones; I limit myself to ten cigarettes a day me permito solo diez cigarrillos al día
Imran limited himself to a broad smile limit yourself to one snack a day the Chartists did not limit themselves to mere parliamentary reform how can you limit yourself like that?
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