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lookout

Pronunciation: /ˈlʊkaʊt/

Translation of lookout in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (watch) (no plural/sin plural) to be on the lookout for sth/sb andar* a la caza de algo/algn they were advised to be on the lookout se les advirtió que estuvieran alerta(s) or ojo avizor (before noun/delante del nombre) lookout post puesto (masculine) de observación
    Example sentences
    • The witness denied under cross-examination that she had exaggerated what she heard at the toilet or that she and the other boy had acted as lookouts.
    • One minute they're playing video games, the next they're acting as lookouts for patrols of militia men.
    • Other members of the gang acted as lookouts while one of the men walked into the office and out of the store with the cash.
    1.2 (person) [Military/Militar] vigía (masculine and feminine) the gang needs him to act as lookout la banda lo necesita para que haga de guardia or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] para que haga de campana or (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] para que les eche aguas or (Chile) [colloquial/familiar] para que haga de loro 1.3 (place) atalaya (feminine), puesto (masculine) de observación
    Example sentences
    • Keiko watched patiently as the soldier one hundred metres away from their spot continued his patrol on the walls and entered the lookout tower adjoining the city walls.
    • After metal detectors and searches, I was let in through two gigantic automated gates, watched from a lookout tower.
    • From the lookout area, the view embraces the valley
  • 2 2.1 (prospect) (British English/inglés británico) (no plural/sin plural) panorama (masculine), perspectivas (feminine plural) 2.2 (concern) [colloquial/familiar] problema (masculine) that's your lookout ese es tu problema, ese es asunto tuyo
    Example sentences
    • When a trust feels under pressure to set its own standards of political correctness from fear of an employment tribunal (self censorship) it is a bad lookout for medicine.
    • If Erik's secrets cease to be Erik's secrets, it will be a bad lookout for a goodly number of the human race!
    • It is a bad lookout, boys - a very bad lookout. There, don't talk about it any more. I do not want to make your mother unhappy.
    Example sentences
    • A few hundred meters from the entrance, there is a fine lookout over the plain.
    • You'll see a beautiful hemlock stand, a fine lookout and acidic Bat Lake.

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The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.