Translation of adelantar in English:

adelantar

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 3 3.1 [información] por el momento no podemos adelantar ninguna noticia/información at the moment we cannot release any news/release o/or disclose any information te adelanto que la obra no es ninguna maravilla I can tell you now o/or I warn you, the play is nothing special les adelantamos la programación de mañana here is a rundown of tomorrow's programs les adelantamos que el próximo lunes no habrá servicio [formal] we wish to advise you that there will be no service next Monday [formal] 3.2 [dinero] te adelanto 1.000 a cuenta de lo que te debo I'll give you 1,000 toward(s) what I owe you no me quiso adelantar nada sobre el sueldo she wouldn't give me an advance on my salary la empresa te adelanta el dinero para comprar un billete anual the company lends you the money o/or gives you a loan to buy an annual season ticket
  • 4 [reloj] to put … forward
  • 5 [balón] to pass … forward

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (adelantarse)

  • 2 (ocurrir antes de lo esperado) este año el verano/la nieve se ha adelantado summer/the snow is early this year un intelectual que se adelantó a su tiempo an intellectual who was ahead of his time
  • 3 (anticiparse) no nos adelantemos a los acontecimientos let's not get ahead of ourselves, let's not jump the gun [familiar/colloquial] (+ me/te/le etc) yo iba a pagar, pero él se me adelantó I was going to pay, but he beat me to it cuando me decidí por el piso alguien se me había adelantado when I decided to take the apartment, someone had beaten me to it o/or got in ahead of me

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