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wholesale
American English: /ˈhoʊlˌseɪl/
British English: /ˈhəʊlseɪl/

Translation of wholesale in Spanish:

adjective

  • 2
    (destruction)
    sistemático
    total
    (slaughter)
    sistemático
    (condemnation)
    absoluto
    (rejection)
    en bloque
    wholesale cuts in the budget
    recortes radicales or drásticos en el presupuesto
    Example sentences
    • At worst, the outcome could be wholesale slaughter on a scale that makes the current level of daily mayhem look like the peaceable kingdom.
    • At the time, however, Old Beijing City was seen as a symbol of feudalism and eventually the Liang & Chen Plan was shelved, resulting in the wholesale destruction of hutongs.
    • Endless images of wholesale destruction and the war machines that brought it about blurred the boundary between reality and fiction, the normal and the horrific.

adverb

  • 1 (Business)
    (buy/sell)
    al por mayor
    Example sentences
    • Selling to retail stores or selling wholesale is another option, if you're willing to take less money, but usually for larger quantities.
    • Many of you have complained about buying supplies retail, and selling crops and livestock wholesale.
    • As well as selling from their own shop, the Ramsays run a mail order business, sell wholesale all over the country and to department stores such as Jenners and Harrods.
  • 2 (on a large scale)
    de modo general
    the same rule cannot be applied wholesale to every case
    no se puede aplicar la misma regla a rajatabla a todos los casos
    these practices have been going on wholesale
    esto ha estado ocurriendo de manera sistemática
    they rejected the proposals wholesale
    rechazaron las propuestas en bloque

transitive verb

  • vender al por mayor

intransitive verb

  • venderse al por mayor
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