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lobby

lobby(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (entrance hall)
a. el vestíbulo
(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).
(M)
I'll meet you in the hotel lobby at 12:30 pm.Te veré en el vestíbulo del hotel a las 12:30 pm.
b. el hall
(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).
(M)
There was a press conference in the Municipal Theater's lobby.Hubo una conferencia de prensa en el hall del Teatro Municipal.
c. el lobby
(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).
(M)
There's a reception area in the building lobby. When you get there, ask for me.Hay una recepción en el lobby del edificio. Cuando llegues, pregunta por mí.
2. (pressure group)
a. el grupo de presión
(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).
(M)
The coal lobby is pushing to remove regulations.El grupo de presión del carbón está presionando para que se eliminen normas.
b. el lobby
(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).
(M)
The pharmaceutical lobby spends millions to convince governments to approve new medications.El lobby farmacéutico gasta millones para convencer a los gobiernos de aprobar nuevos medicamentos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to pressure)
a. ejercer presión sobre
The association lobbied the legislature for favorable legislation.La asociación ejerció presión sobre la legislatura para conseguir legislación favorable.
b. presionar
The accountants' association lobbied congress to make tax forms more difficult to fill out.El colegio de contadores presionó al congreso para hacer formularios de impuestos más difíciles de llenar.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to campaign)
a. ejercer presión
The group lobbied against cuts to higher education.El grupo ejerció presión en contra de los recortes a los fondos para la educación superior.
b. presionar
The casino owner lobbied to legalize gambling in Florida.El dueño del casino presionó para legalizar los juegos de azar en Florida.
c. cabildear
The environmentalists lobbied for stricter environmental protection laws.Los ambientalistas cabildearon para conseguir leyes más estrictas de protección del medio ambiente.
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lobby
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of hotel)
a. el vestíbulo
(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).
(M)
2. (pressure group)
a. el grupo de presión, lobby
(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).
(M)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
a.
to lobby an MPpresionar a un diputado
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
a. cabildear, presionar
to lobby for/against somethinghacer presión a favor de/en contra de algo
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lobby [ˈlɒbɪ]
noun
1 (entrance hall) vestíbulo (m); (corridor) pasillo (m); (anteroom) antecámara (f); (waiting room) sala (f) de espera
2 (Pol) (for public) vestíbulo (m) público; antecámara (f); (division lobby) (for voting) sala (f) de votantes
3 (pressure group) grupo (m) de presión
the environmental lobby el grupo de presión ecologista
transitive verb
to lobby one's member of parliament ejercer presiones sobre su diputado
intransitive verb
ejercer presiones; presionar
to lobby for a reform presionar para conseguir una reforma
modifier
lobby correspondent (n) (Britain) corresponsal (m) parlamentarioaparlamentaria;a parlamentaria
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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