través
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través(
trah
-
behs
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (bad luck)
a. misfortune
Sufrió un terrible través a los 30, y nunca se recuperó financieramente. He suffered a terrible misfortune at 30, and never recovered financially.
2. (transverse beam)
a. crossbeam
El través descansa sobre el pendolón. The crossbeam rests on the jamb.
3. (outside wall)
a. protective wall
Los soldados se refugiaron detrás del través. The soldiers sheltered behind their protective wall.
b. traverse
Construyeron un través de diez pies a la orilla de la trinchera. They built a ten-foot traverse at the edge of the trench.
c. parapet
Los soldados se apiñaban detrás del través esperando su turno para disparar.The soldiers huddled behind the parapet waiting for their turn to shoot.
4. (nautical)
a. beam reach
El velero navegaba con el viento de través.The sailboat was sailing on a beam reach.
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través
1 (Archit) (viga) crossbeam
2 (Mil) traverse; (muro) protective wall
3 (curva) bend; turn; (inclinación) slant; (sesgo) bias; (deformación) warp
4 (contratiempo) reverse; misfortune; (trastorno) upset
5
a través de across; (por medio de) through
a través del parque
fuimos a través del bosque we went through the woods; un árbol caído a través de los carriles a tree fallen across the lines; lo sé a través de un amigo I heard about it through a friend
6
al través across; crossways; de través across; crossways; (oblicuamente) obliquely; (de lado) sideways; hubo que introducirlo de través it had to be squeezed in sideways; con el sombrero puesto de través with his hat on crooked o askew; ir de través (Náutica) to drift/be blown off course; mirar de través to squint; mirar a algn de través to look sideways at sb; to look askance at sb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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