Translation of action in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (practical measures) See examples: prompt action by the police saved several livesaction is needed now to …la rápida actuación de la policía salvó varias vidaswe demand action!hay que tomar medidas or actuar inmediatamente para …which course of action do you recommend?¡exigimos que se haga algo!he didn't rule out military action¿qué medidas recomienda?they took disciplinary action against herno descartó la intervención del ejércitoto take action to take action against somebody/somethingle aplicaron medidas disciplinariasfue sancionadano further action will be takentomar medidas contra alguien/algoaction! (Cinema)no se tomará ninguna otra medida1.2 (in phrases) in action¡acción!I'm back in action now [colloquial]en acciónto go into action the government has swung into action against tax evasionya estoy de nuevo al pie del cañón [colloquial]to put something into actionel Gobierno se ha lanzado a combatir la evasión fiscalout of actionmy car is out of actionponer algo en prácticahe'll be out of action for a few weekstengo el coche averiado or (in Latin America also) descompuestova a estar fuera de circulación durante unas semanas [humorous]Example sentences
- I know that some have argued that we should take action to achieve a very much smaller population.
- She said emissions to air, waste management and water eutrophication required urgent action.
- Elections are the paramount means for influencing governmental action.
- 2 countable 2.1 (deed) their actions show them to be untrustworthymy first action would be to call the policesus actos demuestran que no son dignos de confianzala forma en que actúan demuestra que no son dignos de confianzaI won't be responsible for my actions if it happens againlo primero que haría sería llamar a la policíaactions speak louder than wordssi vuelve a suceder, yo no respondo de mí2.2 (Physics)obras son amores y no buenas razonesExample sentences
- The wider issue is the question of the state's behaviour and whether its actions were responsible.
- It's all well and good to perform these actions in response to the alarm clock if that's what happens every day.
- The scene requires viewers to question the actions and reactions of characters in a highly complex situation.
- 3 (Military) 3.1 uncountable (combat) to go into actionkilled/wounded in actionentrar en acción or en combateto see action 3.2 countable (engagement)muerto/herido en combateExample sentences
- A former soldier who was in the thick of the action during the War told how he had met his match - in York.
- He saw early action in North Africa, where he was awarded a Military Cross and bar.
- Most National Guard and Reservists sign up thinking they'll never see action, let alone deployment overseas.
- 4 uncountable 4.1 (plot) the action takes place in Florence4.2 (exciting activity) they went downtown looking for some action [colloquial]la acción se desarrolla en Florenciato get a piece o slice of the action [colloquial]fueron al centro en busca de animación or [colloquial] de la movidaExample sentences
- On some days it was difficult for visitors to know which way to look because there was just so much exciting wildlife action going on around them.
- Things got off to a slow start but by mid afternoon there was non stop action.
- At one level, the movie is about science fiction, kung fu, firearms and non-stop action.
- The action of the story divides between this rural backdrop and Helsinki, to which Eeva eventually flees.
- Yes the story and action is horrific at times but Ray and Kathy put in such excellent performances.
- Time. Used to define the limits of the story and around which action is organized.
- 5 5.1 countable (movement)(of a horse)5.2 uncountable (operation) biological/chemical actionacción (feminine) biológica/químicaExample sentences5.3 uncountable (of drug, chemical) See examples:action (
- In Africa there have been unilateral military actions by states to overthrow despotic governments in neighbouring states.
- However, other soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines die in combat actions, too.
- One was to engage in guerilla actions and wear the enemy down.
onsomething)acción (feminine) or efecto (masculine) ( sobrealgo)Example sentences
- Syrup alone may act as a demulcent and provide antitussive action without side effects.
- Problems included unspecified dosages, unclear information about drug action, and side effects of drugs.
- When all the finish is removed, apply a neutralizer to stop the chemical action.
- The darkness of winter slows the city's heartbeat, making our every action or movement an effort.
- His movements contradicted the others' actions, his steps were graceful and quiet like that of a doe.
- No words, just clean efficient movement and actions.
- 6 countable (mechanism)Example sentences
- His actions are machined from pre heat-treated 4140 bar stock using all carbide tooling.
- He moved the slide action back and forth, checking that the movement was smooth enough to meet his satisfaction.
- Most bolt actions will fit the cartridge without bolt modification and bullets up to .35 caliber can be fitted into some variation of the case.
- 7 countable (Law) to bring an action against somebodydemandar a alguienejercitar una acción contra alguienExample sentences
- Judicial Watch has filed 92 lawsuits and legal actions against government officials.
- As with other questions in this chapter it also covers a number of the judicial actions in the Community legal order.
- Would the law of New Zealand that takes away rights of common law actions for personal injuries and puts people on some kind of pension scheme apply?
- (British English) [colloquial](claim)Example sentences
- If you had a standard monthly payment for the same amount each month, then your request could be actioned.
- Both of these recommendations have been actioned.
- We received separate complaints about flytipping in this area on Tuesday and Wednesday in this area and this will be actioned.
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