- 1 (matter) the Greene casepolice are investigating several cases of fraudel caso Greeneto dismiss a casela policía está investigando varios casos de estafato hear a casesobreseer una causato lose/win a caseconocer de una causathe workers' case has been taken up by the papersperder/ganar un pleito or juicioan open-and-shut caselos periódicos se han hecho eco de la causa de los obrerosto be on somebody's case (American English)un caso claroun caso que no tiene vuelta de hojahe's been on my case ever sinceestar encima de alguienget off my case!desde entonces ha estado encima de míto make a federal case out of something (American English) [colloquial]¡déjame tranquilo or en paz!hacer un drama de algo
- 2 2.1 (Medicine) two cases of meningitis, two meningitis casesthe doctor said he was a hopeless casedos casos de meningitis2.2 [colloquial] (pitiable person) he's a mental caseel médico dijo que no tenía curadon't trust her with it, she's a hopeless caseestá loco de remate or de atar [colloquial]the man next door's a sad caseno se lo confíes a ella, es un caso perdido2.3 [dated] (eccentric) my aunt's a real caseel del vecino es un caso digno de lástimami tía es un caso [colloquial]Example sentences
- I checked out the whole joint, mate, and the verdict is in: you're a case.
- "He's a case," said Father Jerry.
- She's a case and a half. You love to hate her don't you?
- Diabetes and hypertension are the underlying causes in most cases of chronic kidney disease.
- But he said a lot of work was being done to raise awareness and combat rising cases of diseases like chlamydia in the town.
- How many cases of mumps, measles, or rubella would the lack of vaccination of this number of children produce?
- 3 (instance, situation) a clear case of biasit was a case of love at first sightun caso claro de parcialidadit was a case of doing what we were toldfue el clásico flechazofue el caso típico de amor a primera vistain Martin's case, in the case of Martinera cuestión de hacer lo que se nos mandarain her caseen el caso de Martina case in pointen su casoin most casesun ejemplo que viene al casoun caso puntualas the case may be in no case [formal]en la mayoría de los casoshe won't go — in that case, neither will Ibajo or en ninguna circunstanciathat is the caseno quiere ir — (pues) en ese caso, yo tampocoif that's the caseasí esesa es la cuestiónthat's not the casesi es asíthat's the case with him toono es asíin that case, I'm not interesteda él le pasa lo mismoit is less common than used to be the caseen ese caso, no me interesaes menos frecuente de lo que solía serExample sentences
- The most severe cases are medical emergencies and require the skilled care of a physician in hospital to avoid death.
- Severe cases require treatment in hospital with antibiotics.
- Less than one per cent of the substantiated cases required medical care for broken bones or head trauma.
- 4 (in phrases) in any case in case (as conjunction) make a note in case you forgetjust in case bring a sweater just in caseapúntalo por si te olvidasapúntalo en caso de que se te olvidein case of in case of fire/accidenttráete un suéter por si acaso or [colloquial] por si las moscasen caso de incendio/accidente
- 5 (argument) See examples:the case for the prosecution the case for the defenseshe has a good/strong casela defensathere is a case for leniency/for doing nothingsus argumentos son buenos/poderososto make (out) a case for something/hay razones para ser indulgente/para no hacer nada
-ingthe case put by the banks is that …exponer los argumentos a favor de algo/para + infinitiveto put/state one's casela razón que aducen los bancos es que …there's no case to answerdar/exponer sus ( or mis etc) razonesI rest my casela acusación no tiene asidero or fundamentoExample sentences
- They will also argue an economic case against membership.
- He has travelled literally thousands of miles to argue the case against war and occupation.
- If disaster movies are to be the new currency of scientific debate, who will make the case against alarmism?
- 1 (crate)(of wine, liquor) (caja de 12 botellas)Example sentences
- Many English longcase clocks had cases designed in the style of the period in which they were made.
- I explained to her that the case held a CD-R containing files for work that I wanted to take home and work on overnight.
- Among the sofas I encounter a perspex case containing a sleek-looking chair.
- Beer and milk may be sold in crates but, contrary to popular usage, wine is sold in cases.
- At Tesco in Oldham, she was sold a case of 12 bottles of Stella lager.
- A case of beer, a case of wine, and six bottles of Wild Turkey were disposed of in merciless fashion.
- [slang]to case the jointreconocer el terreno(antes de cometer un delito)Example sentences
- I'd been casing this neglected place for weeks.
- If you see a guy who looks like a burglar casing the joint - that will be me!
- This individual was casing the area for a burglary that took place on the 26th.
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