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ace
American English: /eɪs/
British English: /eɪs/

Translation of ace in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (in cards, dominoes, dice) the ace of clubs
    el as de tréboles
    the ace in the hole o (British English) pack
    la mejor baza
    the ace in the hole was their new forward
    la mejor baza del equipo era su nuevo delantero
    to be/come within an ace of somethingshe came within an ace of victory
    le faltó poquísimo or [colloquial] un pelo para ganar
    he came within an ace of beating the champion
    estuvo a punto de ganarle al campeón
    to have another ace to play
    tener un as en la manga
    tener otra baza importante
    to have o hold all the aces
    tener todas las de ganar
    Example sentences
    • One recent day, search crews found an ace of diamonds playing card, a doorknob, a pair of security guard pants, a woman's black wig and a pink toothbrush.
    • You look at the cards one at a time, and pile them face up on the ace of the same suit.
    • He picked up his cards, finding the ace of diamonds he tossed it on the pile.
  • 2 (in tennis)
    ace (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • She got the match off to a lightning start, opening with a love service game including two aces.
    • He finished three of his first four service games with an ace.
    • He broke his opponent's opening service game easily, and then held serve with three aces to win seven out of eight of the first points played.
  • 3 (expert, champion)
    Example sentences
    • The motorcycle ace won a world title on the all-powerful Honda last year and then celebrated victory by signing for the all-powerless Yamaha.
    • The Chorley ace starred alongside Olympic record holder Chris Hoy and Craig MacLean as the British team left Poland trailing by more than a second in the sprint final.
    • Lane however had their own batting aces and the Park bowlers struggled as S Hargreaves made 69 and Oliver Halliday 53.

adjective

  • 1.1 [colloquial] (before noun)
    (reporter/negotiator)
    de primera
    destacado
    an ace driver/pilot
    un as del volante/de la aviación
    Example sentences
    • People have these fantasies that we live in a world where mum and dad are both ace parents and have wonderful relationships with their children and with each other.
    • The show's got everything - ace gags, brilliant direction and those boys can ad-lib like the pros they are.
    • A peek into the world of an ace swimmer who had everything going for him until calamity came calling one day, it is the kind of brave cinema that has been making its presence felt in recent times.
    1.2
    (British English) [colloquial]
    bárbaro [colloquial]
    guay (Spain) [slang]

transitive verb

  • (American English)
    lucirse en
    sobresalir en

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