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pace

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pace(
peys
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (step)
a. el paso
(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).
Walk ten paces to your left, and then three paces to the right.Camina diez pasos hacia tu izquierda y después tres pasos hacia la derecha.
2. (speed)
a. el ritmo
(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).
Please, slow down. I can't walk at your same pace.Por favor, ve más despacio. No puedo caminar a tu mismo ritmo.
b. el paso
(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).
If you keep going at that pace, you'll get there very late.Si sigues yendo a ese paso, vas a llegar muy tarde.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to walk impatiently)
a. caminar nervioso
He was nervously pacing up and down while he waited for the test results.Caminaba nervioso de aquí para allá mientras esperaba los resultados del examen.
b. caminar sin cesar
Watch your dog for symptoms of anxiety, such as pacing and circling.Fíjate si tu perro presenta síntomas de ansiedad, tales como caminar sin cesar y o en círculos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to walk across a place)
a. caminar de un lado a otro de
He spent hours pacing the room, and trying to figure out what to do next.Se pasó horas caminado de un lado a otro del salón, tratando de decidir qué hacer.
5. (to regulate speed)
a. marcar el ritmo de
The first runner in the time trial was very fast, and paced the other runners throughout the race.El primer competidor de la contrarreloj era muy rápido y marcó el ritmo de los otros corredores en la carrera.
b. marcar el ritmo a
You need to pace yourself, otherwise you'll be exhausted before you finish the race.Necesitas marcarte un ritmo, si no, estarás agotado antes de terminar la carrera.
6. (to do at a steady rate)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If you want to run a marathon, you have to learn to pace yourself.Si quieres correr una maratón, tienes que aprender a controlar el ritmo.
Pacing oneself is crucial when doing certain kinds of tests.Controlar el ritmo de trabajo es fundamental cuando se rinde cierto tipo de exámenes.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
7.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(according to)
a. conforme a
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Along with this letter, pace your instructions, we are enclosing copies of the original contract.Anexo a esta carta, conforme a sus instrucciones, enviamos copia del contrato original.
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pace
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (step)
a. el paso
(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).
2. (fig)
a.
to put somebody through his pacesponer a alguien a prueba
3. (speed)
a. el ritmo m, paso
(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).
at a slow pacelentamente
at a fast pacerápidamente
to set the pacemarcar el paso, imponer el ritmo
to force the paceforzar el ritmo
to keep pace with somebodyseguirle el ritmo a alguien
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (room, street)
a. caminar por
to pace oneselfcontrolar el ritmo
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (general)
a. caminar
to pace up and downcaminar de un lado a otro
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pace [ˈpeɪs]
noun
1 (step) paso (m)
I took a couple of paces forward/back di un par de pasos hacia delante/atrás
the stakes were about five paces apart a few paces away
the tiger was only a few paces away el tigre estaba a solo unos pasos
to hit the bullseye at thirty paces
to go through one's paces [+performer] demostrar de lo que se es capaz
he watched the aeroplane go through its paces they watched their daughter, aged six, go through her paces at the school sports day
to put sb through his/her paces poner a algn a prueba
to put sth through its paces the team will be put through its paces on Saturday /once we've put this new software package through its paces/ we should be in a position to know whether it will save the business money young would-be superstars are put through their paces at auditions in London the conductor is putting the orchestra through its paces the eleven boxers are in the hands of the British coach, who is putting them through their paces
to put a horse through its paces ejercitar un caballo
to [show] one's paces in the second half Villa really began to show their paces, with several near misses, and finally a goal in the 67th minute
2 (speed) (when walking, running) paso (m); ritmo (m)
it was hot and our pace was slow [at] a good pace the horses set off at a good pace/ with the procession following behind at a brisk pace some middle-aged people are too unfit to walk at a brisk pace we started off at a slow pace, gradually picking up speed the train was gathering pace to [keep] pace to [keep] pace with sb by running, she could just keep pace with him with four laps to go, he kept pace with the leaders
I could hardly keep pace (with him) apenas podía seguirle el ritmo or el paso
if you can't keep pace we'll slow down for you I could barely keep pace with his enormous strides
to set the pace (Dep) marcar el paso or el ritmo
/Jones set the pace from the start/ and had an easy win he can't [stand] [stay] the pace
they walked at a steady pacetheir pace was steady marchaban a un paso or ritmo constante
ritmo (m)
to do sth at one's own pace hacer algo a su (propio) ritmo
I prefer to work at my own pace the computer will give students the opportunity to learn at their own pace they work to their own pace, never thinking it might be difficult for new recruits to keep up
the economy is growing at a brisk pace la economía está creciendo a un ritmo rápido
people who prefer to live at a slower pace
the pace of change/life el ritmo de cambio/vida
the continuing unrest could force the pace of change
I can't keep pace with events no puedo seguir el ritmo de los acontecimientos
salaries are not keeping pace with inflation los sueldos no avanzan al mismo ritmo or paso que la inflación; los sueldos no siguen el ritmo de la inflación
we can't keep pace with the number of new refugees arriving daily
her novels lack pace el ritmo de sus novelas es demasiado lento
the story unfolds at a brisk pace at a [slow] pace interest rates would come down as the recovery gathered pace to [gather] pace to [keep] pace with sth/sb his assistant found it difficult to keep pace with him in the job industry has not kept pace with technology a world changing far too fast for her to keep pace to [quicken] one's pace she quickened her pace to keep up with the train as it pulled out of the station their pace quickened as they approached their cars to [set] the pace
this company is setting the pace in new technology esta empresa está marcando la pauta en nueva tecnología
she's the one who sets the pace in their relationship in the field of computer games, we set the pace and others follow /he allowed her to set her own pace/ in the work they had to do, such that she didn't feel herself under pressure
he can't stand or stay the pace las cosas se desarrollan demasiado rápidamente para él
he left his job in sales because he couldn't stand the pace or the workload judging by her performance in the job over the first couple of weeks /I think she's unlikely to stay the pace/
transitive verb
1 (anxiously)
ir de un lado para otro de by late afternoon she was pacing the floor and watching the clock
to pace the floor ir or andar de un lado para otro
Harry was pacing the room Harry iba or andaba de un lado para otro de la habitación
2 (set pace of)
to pace sb (Dep) marcar el ritmo a algn
was disqualified for being paced by a team-mate whom he had lapped towards the end of the event Kenya had protested that Skah had been unfairly paced by his compatriot, Hammou Boutayeb, and deprived Richard Chelimo of the gold medal to pace [o.s.]
to pace o.s.: it was a tough race and I had to pace myself era una carrera difícil y tuve que tener cuidado de no gastar toda mi energía al principio; you should pace yourself and not attempt too much at once tienes que tomártelo poco a poco y no intentar hacer demasiado de una vez
when you start the exercises you should pace yourself, not attempting too much at once
he knows how to pace the action (Cine) (Teat) sabe cómo marcar el ritmo de la acción
a director who really knows how to pace the plot
a fast-paced world/life un mundo/una vida de ritmo trepidante
a well-paced drama un drama con el ritmo de la acción bien marcado
intransitive verb
Alan was pacing nervously Alan se paseaba nervioso (de un lado para otro); Alan iba or andaba de un lado para otro nervioso
he found John pacing around the flat she got up and started pacing again
to pace back and forth pace up and down ir or pasearse de un lado para otro
she was pacing back and forth in front of the fireplace
modifier
pace bowler (n) (Cricket) jugador de críquet que normalmente lanza la bola rápido
pace bowling (n) (Cricket) lanzamiento rápido de la bola
pace [ˈpeɪsɪ]
preposition
según; de acuerdo con
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