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insurance

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈʃʊrəns; ɪnˈʃʊərəns; ɪnˈʃɔːrəns/

Translation of insurance in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable [Finance] seguro (masculine) he works in insurance trabaja en el ramo de los seguros medical/fire insurance seguro médico/de or contra incendios to take out insurance hacerse* or contratar un seguro (before noun/delante del nombre) insurance agent/broker agente (masculine and feminine) de seguros
    Example sentences
    • Lawyers fees, taxes and insurance must all be paid.
    • He said increased overheads such as insurance, rents and service charges have resulted in some shops becoming unviable.
    • Take a look at your expenses over the last year to get an idea of annual expenses, such as taxes, insurance and subscription services.
    Example sentences
    • He stands accused of setting fire to the store to collect insurance on the building and its contents.
    • The murders took place to collect insurance on slaves who were sick and dying and therefore would not, on reaching land, become marketable commodities.
    • Why not just burn the kitchen down when I light the stove so I can collect insurance and spend it all on college tuition?
  • 2 (precaution) (no plural/sin plural) prevención (feminine) I take vitamin C as an insurance against colds tomo vitamina C como prevención contra los catarros or para prevenir los catarros
    Example sentences
    • The additional altitude would give us a bit of insurance against a possible explosive mid-air meeting with one of our friends.
    • It was designed not as a gambling arena, it was designed as insurance against the possibility you will not have enough savings.
    • My husband's just had a phone call from the bank trying to sell him Card Protection insurance.

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