- 1 (in cards, dominoes, dice) as (masculine) the ace of clubs el as de tréboles the ace in the hole o (British English/inglés británico) 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 sth she came within an ace of victory le faltó poquísimo or [colloquial/familiar] 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 ganarMore 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)More 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) as (masculine)More 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.
In Spain, a privately owned school that receives no government funds is called a colegio privado. Parents pay monthly fees. Colegios privados cover all stages of primary and secondary education.
- 1.1 [colloquial/familiar] (before noun/delante del nombre) [reporter/negotiator] de primera, destacado an ace driver/pilot un as del volante/de la aviaciónMore example sentences1.2 (British English/inglés británico) [sl: used esp by children], bárbaro [colloquial/familiar], guay (Spain/España) [slang/argot]
- 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.