Hay 2 definiciones de story en inglés:


Saltos de línea: story
Pronunciación: /ˈstɔːri

sustantivo (plural stories)

  • 2A report of an item of news in a newspaper, magazine, or broadcast: stories in the local papers
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    • The story that news papers would of course like to run is imminent collapse and absolute disaster.
    • Obviously we will be bringing you many other big news stories in your favourite newspaper over the coming 12 months.
    • We only hope they will at least provide more careful, balanced statements during live broadcasts or in newspaper stories.
    news item, news report, article, feature, piece; exclusive, exposé; spoiler
    informal scoop
  • 3An account of past events in someone’s life or in the development of something: the story of modern farming the film is based on a true story
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    • Like me, it is a bit wrinkled and frayed at the edges but it recalls a moment of history in the life story of Britain's railway industry.
    • His life story is one of the most extraordinary tales in the history of the game.
    • A reformed heroin addict turned property developer is hoping to film part of his life story in Swindon.
  • 3.1A particular person’s representation of the facts of a matter: during police interviews, Harper changed his story
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    • At best, it will make some detainees feel better by letting them tell their side of the story.
    • Apart from issuing a few brief statements, the failed viceroy has yet to face the media to tell his side of the story.
    • Analysts and investors are just not listening to our side of the story.
    testimony, statement, report, account, version, description, representation
  • 3.2 [in singular] A situation viewed in terms of the information known about it or its similarity to another: having such information is useful, but it is not the whole story United kept on trying but it was the same old story—no luck
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    • If it had happened at night then the story might have been different.
    • But it was a different story when an easier chance fell for him a minute later.
    • It is a story that has worrying similarities with the experiences of farmers elsewhere.
  • 3.3 (the story) • informal The facts about the present situation: What’s the story on this man? Is he from around here?
  • 4The commercial prospects or circumstances of a particular company: the investors' flight to profitable businesses with solid stories


but that's another story

informal Used after raising a matter to indicate that one does not want to expand on it for now.
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  • Of course I was useless with women, but that's another story.
  • Then I got a job and bought a house, and then I went to work in Washington DC... but that's another story.
  • And I must say I was pretty impressed with his Spanish, but that's another story.

end of story

see end.
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  • I knew it wasn't the full story, the investigators knew it wasn't the full story but it was the statement that was going to be made, end of story.
  • Our campaign is not going to be about one big bang and that's it, end of story.
  • They are getting phased out of the picture, end of story.

it's a long story

informal Used to indicate that, for now, one does not want to talk about something that is too painful or complicated.
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  • It's (the tail end of) Purim, when it's traditional to eat triangular shaped pastries, though frankly it's a long story that I can't go into now.
  • ‘I - it's a long story,’ she said, looking away and twisting her fingers painfully.
  • But it's a long story, and I don't have the energy right now.

it's (or that's) the story of one's life

informal Used as a resigned acknowledgement that one has experienced a particular misfortune too often: ‘He’s more likely to have run off with a dancer,’ Laura said bitterly. ‘It’s the story of my life.’
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  • But that's the story of my life - missed opportunities and bad timing.
  • I was running a little late, but then that's the story of my life.
  • He didn't want to, and that's the story of my life.

the story goes

It is said or rumoured: the story goes that he’s fallen out with his friends
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  • Pirates fleeing the British navy, as the story goes, found themselves on St Lucia's east coast off of Marquis Bay.
  • This, the story goes, secured a large crowd, a conviction for indecency and copious ticket-shifting headlines.
  • This fearsome serpent, so the story goes, had a poisoned tongue, breathed fire and smoke, and had teeth as large as the prongs of a pitchfork.

to cut (or North American make) a long story short

Used to end an account of events quickly: to cut a long story short, I married Stephen
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  • I was doing research on how traumatic experiences impact memory functioning and to make a long story short, alien abductions was a type of traumatic experience people were reporting.
  • I became independent and to make a long story short, here I am now, living in an apartment, financially stable, and not addicted to drugs.
  • Anyway, to make a long story short, I met a guy - a fellow chorus boy - and we had a fling.


Middle English (denoting a historical account or representation): shortening of Anglo-Norman French estorie, from Latin historia (see history).

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