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American English: /ˈlɑbi/
British English: /ˈlɒbi/

Translation of lobby in Spanish:

noun plural lobbies

  • 1 (entrance hall)
    (in theater) foyer (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Clad in bright green glass tiles, the entrance lobby leads to a restful white panelled ante room.
    • A glazed tunnel set slightly off axis leads down through the treelined courtyard into the entrance lobby, one level below ground.
    • The third strategy (mixed mode) combines natural and artificial ventilation in transition spaces such as lobbies, foyers and the courtyard.
  • 2 (in UK) (Politics)
    (sala donde el público puede entrevistarse con los representantes de un cuerpo legislativo)
    Example sentences
    • The meeting also decided to ban smoking in the Central Hall and lobbies of Parliament in the light of a Supreme Court order against smoking at all public places in the country.
    • In the years I knew him in the lobbies of the parliament, he was not only one of the most agreeable and charming MPs I had to deal with but one of the few people who really seemed to know what was going on.
    • Just before the dinner break when we took the vote on the Relationships Bill, inadvertently a vote was cast for one member on our side of the House in both lobbies.
  • 3 (pressure group) the anti-abortion lobby
    el grupo de presión or el lobby anti-abortista
    Example sentences
    • It would be easy to imagine that the reason why the question of pain and late abortion have become connected is because the anti-abortion lobby have exploited the issue.
    • This makes it a perfect issue for the anti-abortion lobby to take up.
    • He also boasted of being sought by numerous other lobbies, including the Hollywood trade group MPAA and several telecommunications firms.

transitive verb lobbies, lobbying, lobbied

  • (politicians/delegates)
    ejercer presión sobre
    to lobby somebody for somethingthey are lobbying the council for increased subsidies
    están presionando al ayuntamiento para que aumente las subvenciones
    Example sentences
    • Protesters lobbied councillors as they went into their meeting.
    • Private firms spend millions lobbying politicians to promote their interests.
    • They also lobbied councillors and told them the increase in traffic would created a safety risk.

intransitive verb lobbies, lobbying, lobbied

  • to lobby for something
    presionar or ejercer presión or cabildear para obtener algo
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