point-blank

point-blank
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (refusal, denial)
a. rotundo(a), tajante
at point-blank rangea bocajarro, a quemarropa
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
2. (fire)
a. a bocajarro, a quemarropa
he asked me point-blank whether…me preguntó de sopetón si…
to deny something point-blanknegar algo en redondo
to refuse point-blanknegarse en redondo or de plano
point-blank [ˈpɔɪntˈblæŋk]
adjective
1 [+shot] (hecho) a quemarropa
at point-blank range a bocajarro; a quemarropa
2 [+question] directo; [+refusal] rotundo; categórico
adverb
[+shoot] a bocajarro; a quemarropa; [+demand] tajantemente; categóricamente; [+refuse] rotundamente; categóricamente
to ask sb sth point-blank preguntar algo a algn a quemarropa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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