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de soslayo

de soslayo(
deh
 
sohs
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lah
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yoh
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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).
adverb
1. (discreetly)
a. sidelong glance
Tras una mirada de soslayo a la nueva novia de mi ex, me di cuenta de que era una actriz.After giving my ex's new girlfriend a sidelong glance, I realized she was an actress.
b. out of the corner of one's eye
Laura miró de soslayo al chico que le gustaba.Laura looked at the boy she fancied out of the corner of her eye.
2. (not thoroughly)
a. superficially
Solo leí de soslayo el informe pero mi impresión es que no le darán la luz verde al proyecto.I only read the report superficially but I get the impression the project won't be given the green light.
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soslayo
al ode soslayo
adverb
obliquely; sideways
mirada de soslayo sidelong glance; mirar de soslayo to look out of the corner of one's eye (at); to look askance (at)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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