Translation of oncoming in Spanish:

oncoming

Pronunciation: /ˈɑːnˌkʌmɪŋ; ˈɒnˌkʌmɪŋ/

adj

(before noun/delante del nombre)
  • 1.1 [vehicle/traffic] que viene en dirección contraria
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    • Anyone who has rushed to get across a Hong Kong street in front of oncoming traffic knows that moving on two feet can be dangerous here.
    • The suicidal Beatrice who is now ready to step intentionally in front of an oncoming car picks out a man across the street to focus her resolve.
    • His 22-year-old brother was thrown in front of an oncoming car, which narrowly missed him after the driver swerved.
    1.2 [winter] que viene or se aproxima
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    • In a descriptive passage that recalls Pickthall's poetry, the story attributes a pre-verbal understanding of the signs of the oncoming winter to both men.
    • She smiled wryly to herself, thinking that perhaps he, like the local songbirds and crows, had flown south to avoid the oncoming winter.
    • Most of the wildlife was preparing for the oncoming winter.

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