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steady

Pronunciation: /ˈstedi/

Translation of steady in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-dier, -diest)

  • 1 (not shaky) [gaze] fijo; [chair/table/ladder] firme, seguro you need steady nerves for that job hay que saber mantener la calma para hacer ese trabajo with a steady hand con pulso firme you need a very steady hand hay que tener mucho pulso hold the camera steady no muevas la cámara she isn't very steady on her feet le flaquean las piernas, no camina con paso seguro this vehicle is steady on curves este vehículo es muy estable en las curvas
    Example sentences
    • His hand, usually steady, is shaking; he must not let his agitation show.
    • There is an uneasy sensation akin to loss of control, a whirlwind that trips my balance, sweeps me off my steady feet and into a foggy daze at odd times of the day.
    • He was able to grab hold of a ledge and when he got a steady footing of his balance he turned to his right to find the drop ship making a slow bank and heading back the path they came.
    Example sentences
    • Darre turned his cool green eyes on Carl, who faltered under his steady gaze.
    • John's gaze was steady and unblinking as he stared into his daughter's blazing eyes.
    • Who could have known that such this young boy possessed such extraordinary fighting skills, much more have it under steady control?
  • 2 2.1 (constant) [breeze/rain/speed] constante; [rhythm/pace] constante, regular; [flow/stream] continuo; [improvement/decline/increase] constante; [prices] estable she's had a steady stream of visitors this morning esta mañana ha recibido visitas continuamente or sin parar the pound remained steady against the dollar la libra permaneció estable or sin cambio frente al dólar the patient is making steady progress el paciente sigue mejorando 2.2 (regular) (before noun/delante del nombre) [job] fijo, estable; [income] regular, fijo steady boyfriend novio (masculine) steady girlfriend novia (feminine) 2.3 (dependable) [person/worker] serio, formal
    Example sentences
    • He was one of the most sensible and steady people I've known, and not as humourless as that sounds.
    • That would allow Isaac Smith to remain in the No.3 role, where he's steady and reliable.
    • Poets are the most down-to-earth, loyal, steady people that have ever been.
    Example sentences
    • The steady decline and deterioration continued at an accelerated pace.
    • During the seventeenth century Ireland, continuing its steady decline, came increasingly under England's rule.
    • Most visitors came to inspect the institution in the first three years of its existence, but a steady stream continued to come in the years following.
    Example sentences
    • My boyfriend at the time was not in a steady job and was confused as well.
    • I've believe the exodus of good steady manufacturing jobs are at the crux of the spiritual disenfranchisement we are experiencing in our nation.
    • But suddenly, in this economy, nursing looks more attractive, the prospect of a steady job with guaranteed work at the end of a degree.
  • 3 (as interjection/como interjección) ¡cuidado!, ¡ojo! [colloquial/familiar] steady, it's slippery! ¡cuidado! or [colloquial/familiar] ¡ojo! ¡está muy resbaladizo! steady on; watch your language! (British English/inglés británico) ¡ojo con tu vocabulario! [colloquial/familiar]

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-dies, -dying, -died)

  • 1.1 (make stable) [table/ladder] (by holding) sujetar (para que no se mueva) I put a wedge under it to steady it le puse un calce debajo para que no se moviera or para que quedara firme to steady oneself recobrar el equilibrio 1.2 (make calm) calmar, tranquilizar* she had a drink to steady her nerves se tomó una copa para calmarse they have a steadying influence on him tienen un efecto tranquilizante sobre él

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-dies, -dying, -died)

  • estabilizarse*

adverb/adverbio

  • 1.1to go steady (with sb) [colloquial/familiar] [dated/anticuado] ser* novio/novia (de algn), noviar (con algn) (Latin America/América Latina) they've been going steady for nearly a year ya hace casi un año que son novios 1.2to go steady with sth (be careful) (usually in imperative/generalmente en imperativo) tener* cuidado con algo

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