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vice

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This word may also be spelled “vise” in the sense shown in 3).
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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. (immoral behavior)
a. el vicio
(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)
Simon's worst vice is smoking.El peor vicio de Simón es fumar.
2. (police unit)
a. la brigada antivicio
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Vice arrested a man with narcotic drugs in his possession last night.La brigada antivicio detuvo anoche a una persona que tenía narcóticos en su posesión.
3. (tool)
a. el torno de banco
(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)
If you clamp the pipe in a vice, it will be easier to cut.Si sujetas el tubo en un torno de banco, será más fácil de cortar.
b. el tornillo de banco
(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)
This cast iron vise attaches easily to a table.Este tornillo de banco de hierro fundido se engancha fácilmente a una mesa.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
preposition
4. (instead of)
a. en lugar de
The shareholders' meeting will be chaired by the Treasurer, vice the CEO who is overseas on business.El tesorero presidirá la junta de accionistas en lugar de la directora ejecutiva que se halla en el extranjero por negocios.
b. como representante de
The Secretary of State will attend the climate summit, vice the President while he is indisposed.El Secretario de Estado asistirá a la cumbre climática como representante del presidente mientras se halla indispuesto.
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vice
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (for wood or metalwork)
a. el torno or tornillo de banco
(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)
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vice [vaɪs]
noun
vicio (m)
a life of vice una vida de vicio y desenfreno; smoking is his only vice el tabaco es su único vicio
modifier
vice ring (n) asociación (f) criminal
...whores from a Mob-controlled vice ring ...a syndicate buying Thai girls and selling them as sex slaves to Japanese gangsters or vice rings
vice squad (n) brigada (f) antivicio
vice
vise (US)
[vaɪs]
noun
especially (Britain) (Mec) torno (m) de banco; tornillo (m) de banco
vice [ˈvaɪsɪ]
preposition
en lugar de; sustituyendo a
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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