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ace

Pronunciation: /eɪs/

Translation of ace in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 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 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) as (masculine)
    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/adjetivo

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) lucirse* en, sobresalir* en

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