Translation of medida in English:



  • 2 (en locuciones/in phrases) a (la) medida, un traje (hecho) a medida a custom-made suit (inglés norteamericano/American English) a made-to-measure suit (inglés británico/British English) usa zapatos a medida he wears made-to-measure shoes servicios diseñados a la medida custom-designed services a la medida de algo, fabricamos muebles a la medida de su exigencia we manufacture furniture to meet all your requirements este es un proyecto a la medida de su ambición this is a project in keeping with o/or which matches his ambitions necesita una actividad a la medida de su talento he needs a job which will suit o/or which is commensurate with his abilities a medida que as a medida que va pasando el tiempo uno se va adaptando as time goes on, one (gradually) adapts a medida que se acercaba la fecha se ponía más y más nervioso as the date drew closer he got more and more nervous a medida que la fue conociendo se fue desengañando the more he got to know her o the better he got to know her o as he got to know her the more disillusioned he became
  • 4 (grado, proporción) en buena or gran medida to a great o/or large extent en cierta/menor medida to a certain/lesser extent intentaremos, en la medida de lo posible, satisfacer a todo el mundo insofar as it is possible o/or as far as possible we will try to satisfy everyone intentará hacer algo por ti en la medida en que le sea posible she'll try and do whatever she can for you
  • 5 (moderación) come con medida he eats moderately gastan dinero sin medida they spend money like water, they're very extravagant (with money)
  • 7 (disposición) measure la huelga y otras medidas de presión the strike and other forms of pressure expulsarlo me parece una medida demasiado drástica I think expelling him is too drastic a step o/or is a rather drastic measure tomar medidas to take steps o/or measures me veré en la obligación de tomar medidas más estrictas I will be obliged to adopt more severe measures tomaré todas las medidas necesarias para que no vuelva a suceder I will take all the necessary steps to see that this does not happen again es conveniente tomar estas pastillas como medida preventiva it's advisable to take these pills as a preventive measure


    medida cautelar

    • preventative o/or precautionary measure

    medidas de seguridad

    medidas prontas de seguridad

    • (en Ur) emergency security measures

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