- 1 (alliance, association) the League of Nations (History)la Sociedad de Nacionesto be in league (with somebody)estar aliado or confabulado (con alguien)the whole world was in league against metodo el mundo se había aliado or confabulado contra mí or en mi contraExample sentences
- When the Constitution was submitted to referendum, short-lived federation leagues were formed in many centres to campaign for a ‘yes’ vote.
- The league has taken the government to court over the fact that children were not being protected from bullying, assault and self-harm.
- Finally, the league inaugurated the idea of collective economic sanctions.
- This is about the integrity of a league and an agreement: A deal is a deal.
- 2 2.1 (Sport) our team is seventh in the leaguenuestro equipo va séptimo en la clasificación or en la liga(before noun) (champion/game)league standing (US)
de ligaposición (feminine) en la ligaExample sentences
Example sentences2.2 (level, category) the company wants to stay in the big leagues
- The cloud is kicked up from so many teams scrambling for the league championship.
- Players in the Premiership are playing in that league for a reason and that goes for players in Divisions One, Two and Three.
- It made sense, of course, since the hockey league he played for was beginning their Christmas break.
la empresa quiere mantenerse en primera divisiónla empresa quiere mantenerse en las ligas mayores (Mexico)not to be in the same league as somebody/somethingno estar a la misma altura or al mismo nivel que alguien/ algothey're in a different leagueno tienen ni punto de comparaciónto be out of one's leaguesorry, I'm out of my league small-time criminals out of their leagueladronzuelos (masculine plural) que se meten a hacer fechorías demasiado complicadas
- At this moment it is easier to win the league than the Champions League or even the FA Cup.
- Fair enough, they've had a couple of good results, but winning the Champions league?
- Twice they won the league and twice lost in the play-offs that guaranteed promotion.
- (measure of distance)Example sentences
- In 1803 Napoleon exiled her to twenty leagues, roughly fifty miles, from Paris.
- The tunnel measured ten leagues east to west, and it covered that distance in an arrow-straight line.
- She was not permitted to travel more than two leagues (five miles) from Coppet and began to receive word that orders for her arrest were pending.
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