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leeway
American English: /ˈliˌweɪ/
British English: /ˈliːweɪ/

Translation of leeway in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 1.1 (margin of freedom) See examples: I am allowed a lot of leeway
    me dan mucha libertad de acción
    he leaves at 4 — that doesn't give us much leeway
    sale a las 4 — eso no nos da mucho margen
    there is some leeway in the budget
    el presupuesto tiene un margen de flexibilidad
    Example sentences
    • Up here in the still vastness there is no margin for error, no wiggle room, no leeway between getting it right and dying.
    1.2 (Aviation, Nautical)

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