adjective -er, -est
- 1(in height)to fly at low altitudethe dress had a very low backvolar bajo or a poca alturahe gave a low bowel vestido era muy escotado por la espaldaa low point in his careerhizo una profunda reverenciaun momento bajo en su carreraExample sentences
- At the sunlit front of the shed, an artisan sat cross-legged on the ground, a low table before him.
- To provide a summer screen for dustbins, or simply to increase the height of a low fence, plant Jerusalem artichokes.
- The tables were low and a lot of the men had to hunch over to eat.
- 2 2.1 turn the radio down lowthe TV's on too lowbájale al radio (Latin America except Southern Cone)baja la radio (Southern Cone) (Spain)2.2la tele está demasiado bajaExample sentences
- His voice was low and loud, like a volcanic eruption sounds from inside the volcano.
- Her voice is wonderfully low and husky, perfect for a night full of regret, anger and crying.
- The voice was low and sounded somewhat familiar in that strange sort of way.
- 3(in intensity, amount, quality) (pressure/temperature)(wages/prices/productivity)(proportion)(number/card)his weight was low for a sprinterlow levels of radiationpesaba poco para un esprintercook on a low flame o heat his strength was running lowbajos niveles de radiacióna low number of voters turned outse iba quedando sin fuerzasle estaban empezando a flaquear or fallar las fuerzasstudent numbers fell as low as fivepocos votantes acudieron a las urnasattendance has been low latelyel número de estudiantes bajó a tan solo cincothe temperature was in the low sixtiesúltimamente no ha habido muchos asistenteslower unemployment but higher inflationla temperatura apenas pasaba de 60° Fahrenheitit's low in caloriesmenor desempleo pero mayor inflacióna low risk operationes bajo en caloríashe has a low opinion of doctorsuna operación poco arriesgada or de poco riesgoI had low expectations of the teamno tiene muy buena opinión de los médicosno esperaba mucho del equipoExample sentences
- The primary reason for this was the low level of disposable income.
- One of the main problems we have is the low level of income at which single people become liable at the top tax rate.
- There was also a low level of disabled staff in the workforce.
- The mark up and transportation costs may overprice the product, while at the same time its quality may be low.
- This has led to the low quality of most of this sector's products, and hence its decreased credibility.
- But today, low quality is often presented as a justification for speech regulation.
- 4 (in short supply) See examples: supplies are lowstocks are running lowlos suministros escasean or están empezando a faltarto be lowse están agotando las existencias
onsomethingwe're rather low on milkhe's rather low on initiativetenemos or nos queda poca lechethe film was low on actionno tiene mucha iniciativaa la película le faltaba acción
- 5 (in health, spirits) See examples: to feel low(physically)sentirse débil(emotionally)to be in low spiritsestar deprimidoestar bajo de moral or con la moral bajaestar deprimido
- 6 6.1 (humble) [literary] of low birththe lowest of the lowde humilde cuna [literary]6.2 a low tricklo más bajohow low can you get? [colloquial]una mala jugadauna mala pasadaExample sentences
- The Liberal Party has always been a mix of idealism, pragmatism, opportunism and low cunning.
- But in the end he lacked the sagacity or the low cunning to do the one thing necessary.
- He was the personification of the kind of low cunning to which Nixon himself aspired but could never quite achieve.
- When members of the public make a complaint, they are classed as low priority and have to wait until more serious crimes are dealt with.
- One class of the population is too high to be reached by the preacher; and the other class is too low to be cared for by the preacher.
- He had too much on his mind and too many things to do than get apologies from the low classes.
- 7 (primitive) (Biology) a low speciesuna especie inferior or poco evolucionadaExample sentences
- This was a right old mishmash of high art and low culture, sport and theatre.
- There was high art and low art, and they never met, like rail tracks.
- There is plenty of low art around, and a huge demand for it.
adverb -er, -est
- 1 to fly lowplants growing low to the groundvolar bajo or a poca alturato bow lowplantas (feminine plural) que crecen casi a ras del sueloget down lower if you don't want them to see youhacer una profunda reverencialow down on the right-hand side of the paintingagáchate más si no quieres que te veanthey're lower down the list than we areen la parte inferior derecha del cuadroput the shelf lower downestán más abajo que nosotros en la listahe rates low in my estimationcoloca el estante más abajohe rates the car low on comfortno lo tengo en gran estimahe values himself too lowel coche no le parece muy cómodoI wouldn't sink o stoop so low as to do thatno se valora como deberíase tiene en muy pocoto buy lowno me rebajaría a hacer una cosa asínunca caería tan bajoto play low (in cards)comprar a bajo preciojugar una carta bajaExample sentences
- It was flying very low and momentarily disappeared into a valley.
- We lived because someone made holes with a machine gun, though they were shooting low and still more died from the bullets.
- If river levels sink too low, barges could be grounded and agriculture thrown into chaos.
- 1.1 (low point) See examples: the peso has dropped to a new (record) low against the dollarinflation is at a ten-year lowla cotización del peso ha alcanzado un nuevo mínimo (histórico) con respecto al dólarrelations between the two countries are at an all-time lowla tasa de inflación ha alcanzado el punto or nivel más bajo de la décadathe temperature will reach a low of two degreeslas relaciones entre los dos países nunca han sido peores or nunca han estado tan tensas1.2 (Meteorol)la (temperatura) mínima será de dos gradoszona (feminine) de bajas presionesExample sentences
- This may sometimes be associated with a tropical cyclone or a monsoon low.
- People who know about thermal lows and high pressure in cold air often jump to the conclusion that warm air means low pressure and cold air means high.
- The powerful winds that accompany tropical cyclones and east coast lows can and do generate huge waves.
- Companies are also scurrying to rebuild depleted inventories, as stock levels sink to record lows in relation to sales.
- Electoral support for the two parties has dropped to all-time lows, with record numbers of people expressing their disgust by voting for Independents or minor parties.
- In 2001, many Costa Rican coffee farmers were forced off their land and into poverty when coffee prices plummeted to record lows.
- Example sentences
- Cows lowed in their fields and dogs barked as children dashed through the street, weaving their way through the people that were now out.
- I could hear the milk-maids' buckets clatter, the cows lowing in the dell, and the indentured servant boy's tortured cries as he was being flogged.
- The three men always fell asleep to the sound of horses whickering from the nearby corral and the cattle lowing on the plains.
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