preso
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preso(
preh
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soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (detained person)
a. prisoner
Al preso le dieron una condena a perpetuidad.The prisoner received a life sentence.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (jailed)
a. imprisoned
El hombre preso pasaba sus días leyendo.The imprisoned man spent his days reading.
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preso
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. imprisoned
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. prisoner
preso políticopolitical prisoner
preso preventivoremand prisoner
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presoa presa
adjective
llevar preso a algn to take sb prisoner; estuvo preso durante tres años he was in prison for three years; la cárcel donde estuvo preso the prison where he served his sentence; estar preso del pánico to be panic-stricken
preso por mil, preso por mil quinientos (España) in for a penny, in for a pound
(prisionero) prisoner
preso/a común ordinary prisoner
preso/a de conciencia prisoner of conscience
preso/a de confianza trusty
preso/a político/a political prisoner
preso/a preventivo/a remand prisoner
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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meter preso
to put in prison
estar preso
to be imprisoned
preso político
political prisoner
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