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lobby

Pronunciation: /ˈlɑːbi; ˈlɒbi/

Translation of lobby in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -bies)

  • 1 (entrance hall) vestíbulo (masculine), hall (masculine); (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/Política][ 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.
    Example sentences
    • They were at their brutish best - standing on every possible route into the division lobby as MPs voted on controversial foundation hospitals.
    • The last time a Government substantially cut the top income tax rate and the company tax rate was when that member and I passed in the division lobby to vote for them in 1988.
    • Since 1997, Labour backbenchers have docilely suffered themselves to be herded through the division lobby with about as much consideration for their feelings as crated veal calves.
    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.
    Example sentences
    • The union plans to organise a lobby of the Labour Party conference in Bournemouth this September over manufacturing job losses.
    • Last week we organised a lobby of the Lib Dem council to save our school.
    • Our next step was to organise a lobby of the next meeting of the Housing Committee.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-bies, -bying, -bied)

  • [politicians/delegates] presionar, ejercer* presión sobreto lobby sb for sth they are lobbying the council for increased subsidies están presionando al ayuntamiento para que aumente las subvenciones

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-bies, -bying, -bied)

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

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