- 1 1.1 (in shop)(in cafe)(in bank, post office)(American English) (in kitchen)perfume counter1.2 (in phrases) over the counterthat drug is not available over the countermostrador de perfumería(before noun) over-the-counter (Finance)esa medicina no se puede comprar sin recetaunder the counter (before noun) under-the-counterextrabursátil(deal)Example sentences
- Having eaten these we were hard pressed to ignore the shop counter as we departed.
- Some supporters are also signing petitions displayed on the counters of shops and other businesses throughout the city centre.
- While you go around various car accessories shop stalls and insurance counters, children'll have fun at painting and quiz contests.
- 2 (Games) we still have one last bargaining counteraún nos queda una carta que jugar or una última bazaExample sentences
- It was used for making pendants, finger rings, playing counters, dice and even spindle whorls.
- According to the rules you need nothing more than your brain and a pack of cards, so it's a lot cheaper than the usual awful party games that cost £29.99 for a box, three dice and six counters.
- The game, played with counters and dice, is already proving a big hit - so much so that more copies are being produced to be distributed next year.
- 3 (meter)Example sentences
- Some sort of centrifugal device that only triggered the counter if it was activated by the centrifugal force of the drum turning.
- All microswitches and counters were controlled by a central power source connected to a digital timer set to turn on one hour after sunset and turn off one hour before sunrise.
- The novelty of the electronic counter at the [Overbridge] traffic signal is yet to wear off, and the constables posted at the busy junction seem to be a more relaxed lot these days.
- 1 (in debate)Example sentences
- A losing side sometimes falls into a trap where they tend to counter the opposition instead of dictating the game.
- They speak about self-reliance and countering the invasion of a global economy by humble movement like the one involving the manufacture of toilet soap.
- European and Arab opposition may be countered by possible strong support from Russia.
- If it were just on private television, then I'd say, great, the best way to fight abuse of the freedom of speech, is to counter with better speech.
- Those of us who have fought for Inuit rights would counter with this: Can you eat your degrees when you are starving?
- One must be able to withstand both the physical and mental attacks directed towards them, and be able to counter with their own attacks.
- 2 (Games, Sport)Example sentences
- He moved with impressive grace and skill, angling away from Hernandez's on rushes and countering effectively with uppercuts, straight right hands, and left hooks.
- Con stayed on the defensive, blocking and parrying, and occasionally countering when he thought there was an opening.
- I blocked that, and countered with a blow to the ribs.
tosomethingto run o go counter to somethingthis result ran counter to all our previous experienceser contrario a or oponerse a algoeste resultado era contario a or se oponía a todas nuestras experiencias anterioresExample sentences
- The el zar or Force of Estrangement (F.O.E.) is counter juxtaposed to the true God, the God of oneness.
- So that sort of runs counter to what you're saying, doesn't it?
- North Korea's attitude obviously runs counter to its commitment made in the joint statement.
- 1 (check)a counter
tosomethingto act as a counter to somethingthey advance these findings as a counter to Freudian doctrinecontrarrestar algoservir de contrapeso a algopresentan estos descubrimientos como una respuesta a la teoría freudiana
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In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.