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destined

Pronunciation: /ˈdestənd; ˈdestɪnd/

Translation of destined in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

(predicative/predicativo)
  • 1 (fated) to be destined to + infinitive/infinitivo estar* (pre)destinado a + infinitive/infinitivo they were destined to meet again estaban (pre)destinados a volverse a encontrar, estaba escrito que se volverían a encontrar the project was destined never to get off the ground el proyecto estaba condenado a quedar en agua de borrajas it was destined to fail estaba condenado al fracaso
    Example sentences
    • They were destined, I am sure, to be eaten in the hotels around the Islands.
    • But extreme in loco parentis protection of legal adults from their own stupid decisions is a sick and dangerous idea, and one that's destined not just to fail but to backfire.
    • Then it was a bitterly divided, gurning sort of town, uncertain about its cultural future, destined apparently to cede ground to the self-confidently expanding Glasgow, City of Culture 1990.
  • 2 2.1 (intended) destinado food destined for distribution to the refugees alimentos destinados a ser distribuidos entre los refugiados 2.2 (bound, on way) con destino cargo destined for the West Indies carga con destino al Caribe
    Example sentences
    • He may well intend a decent slice of the cash destined for Anfield to be drawn, shamelessly, from public funds.
    • While the goal-bound effort took a deflection it was always destined for the back of the net.
    • A member of staff confirmed that any bags of tin cans left anywhere other than in the skip would be destined for landfill.

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