- 1 1.1 (in shop)(in cafe)
barra (feminine)(in bank, post office)
ventanilla (feminine)(American English) (in kitchen)perfume counter
encimera (feminine) (Spain)
cubierta (feminine) (Latin America)
mesada (feminine) (River Plate area)mostrador de perfumería1.2 (in phrases) over the counterthat drug is not available over the counteresa medicina no se puede comprar sin receta(before noun) over-the-counter (Finance)extrabursátilunder the counter (before noun) under-the-counter(deal)
bajo manoExample 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 (oppose)(deficiency/trend)
- 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 somethingser contrario a or oponerse a algothis result ran counter to all our previous experienceeste 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 somethingcontrarrestar algothey advance these findings as a counter to Freudian doctrine
servir de contrapeso a algopresentan estos descubrimientos como una respuesta a la teoría freudiana
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