An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (abruptly and steeply)
a. bruscamente
The British pound dropped sharply after the vote.La libra esterlina cayó bruscamente después de la votación
b. pronunciadamente
New home construction rose sharply in the third quarter.La construcción de casas nuevas aumentó pronunciadamente en el tercer trimestre.
c. en seco
Mike turned the car sharply to the right and his groceries flew to the left side.Mike giró en seco a la derecho y el mandado voló al lado izquierdo.
2. (clearly)
a. nítidamente
The radiologist said that there was a sharply defined mass in the image and ordered a biopsy.El radiólogo dijo que había una masa nítidamente definida en la imagen y pidió una biopsia.
b. claramente
Her sweet words contrasted sharply with how she really felt about him.Sus palabras dulces contrastaban claramente con lo que en realidad sentía respecto de él.
3. (harshly)
a. con dureza
Angela sharply criticized the board for enacting regulations with no enforcement mechanism.Angela criticó con dureza a la junta por aprobar reglamentos sin mecanismo de aplicación.
b. con aspereza
"Don't worry about me. Worry about yourself," he responded sharply."No te preocupes de mí. Ocúpate de tí mismo", respondió con aspereza.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (contrast)
a. acusadamente
to bring something sharply into focusenfocar algo nítidamente
2. (rise, fall)
a. pronunciadamente
3. (brake)
a. en seco
sharply [ˈʃɑːplɪ]
1 (abruptly) [+fall, rise, turn, brake] bruscamente
I braked sharply
the road turned sharply left la carretera giraba bruscamente hacia la izquierda; he drew in his breath sharply inspiró bruscamente
shares rose sharply the company announced sharply reduced profits Oil prices dropped sharply today the car was knocked sharply sideways they pulled him sharply into the car The guy behind him braked sharply,honked, then yelled something I heard a sound and turned sharply we turned sharply to starboard Blake heard a slight cough behind him and turned sharply you turned sharply to look at me
2 (clearly) marcadamente; claramente
this attitude contrasts sharply with his caring image esta actitud contrasta marcadamente or claramente con su imagen de hombre humanitario; the party is sharply divided over this issue el partido está claramente dividido con respecto a este asunto
he paints a picture of a sharply divided country the company has a service strategy sharply focused on caring for its customers
3 (brusquely) con aspereza
he spoke to me quite sharply me habló con bastante aspereza
"that's enough!" she said sharply she told the child sharply to stop making such a noise
4 (severely) [+criticize] severamente; con dureza
the UN was sharply criticized for its slow response
5 (hard) fuertemente
the ball struck him sharply on the head la pelota le golpeó fuertemente en la cabeza
Alistair nudged him sharply, giving a warning nod
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