overdue

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (unpaid)
a. vencido
The country has paid $900 million in overdue interest on its foreign debt.El país pagó 900 millones de dólares de intereses vencidos de su deuda externa.
b. atrasado
I spend a lot of time chasing up overdue payments from clients.Dedico mucho tiempo a reclamar pagos atrasados de los clientes.
2. (that should have been done before)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A reform of the health service is long overdue.Hace tiempo que deberían haber reformado el servicio de salud pública.
I'm overdue for a vacation. Why don't we go away somewhere?Hace tiempo que debía tomarme una vacación. ¿Por qué no nos vamos a alguna parte?
3. (having exceeded the loan period)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I have an overdue library book I need to take back.Tengo un libro de la biblioteca cuyo plazo de préstamo ya venció y necesito devolverlo.
If the book is overdue you will have to pay a fine.Si venció el plazo de préstamo, tendrás que pagar una multa.
4. (related to pregnancy)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
She's already two weeks overdue, and may have to have a cesarean.Debería haber dado a luz hace dos semanas, y es posible que tengan que practicarle una cesárea.
The baby's ten days overdue, but Sandra's doing fine.El bebé tenía que haber nacido hace diez días, pero Sandra está muy bien.
5. (delayed)
a. retrasado
The airport shuttle was overdue, so we missed our flight to Los Cabos.El transporte al aeropuerto llegó retrasado, por lo que perdimos nuestro vuelo a Los Cabos.
b. de retraso
The train was 20 minutes overdue and I was going to miss my connection.El tren iba con 20 minutos de retraso e iba a perder mi conexión.
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overdue
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a.
to be overdueretrasarse, venir con retraso or
this measure is long overdueesta medida debía haberse adoptado hace tiempo
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overdue [ˌəʊvəˈdjuː]
adjective
[+salary, wages] atrasado; [+bill] vencido y no pagado; [+train, plane] retrasado; con retraso
the plane was already overdue el avión ya iba retrasado or con retraso; the train is 30 minutes overdue el tren tiene or lleva 30 minutos de retraso; the baby is two weeks overdue el niño tenía que haber nacido hace quince días; her period was overdue se le había atrasado la regla; this book is five days overdue el plazo de préstamo de este libro venció hace cinco días
fines are payable on overdue books workers protested against overdue salaries he has received part of his overdue pay the players opened their overdue pay packets # and discovered a cash shortfall she had dropped him once with no more ceremony than if she were returning an overdue library book
that change was long overdue ese cambio tenía que haberse hecho hace tiempo; that coat is long overdue for replacement hace tiempo que tenía que haber reemplazado ese abrigo por uno nuevo
he finally gained long overdue public recognition
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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