- 1 1.1 (left side) on the lefta la izquierdait's the one on the leftes el/la de la izquierdato drive on the leftmanejar or (especially Spain) conducir por la izquierdakeep (to the) leftmantenga su izquierdaon o to the left of the presidenta la izquierda del presidenteon o to my/your lefta mi/tu izquierdafrom left to rightde izquierda a derechaExample sentences1.2 (left turn) take the next left
tome or (especially Spain) coja la próxima a la izquierdato make o (British English) take a leftgirar or torcer or doblar a la izquierda1.3 (in boxing — hand)(— blow) golpe (masculine) de izquierda
- She turned her eyes directly to the left when she saw a flicker of light from the barn.
- There were only a few seats left, and one of them was the place directly to the left of him.
- There is a small bar area to the left as you walk inside and then the main dining room to the right.
- 2 (Politics)the leftExample sentences
- One is never enough because the Left is going to distort the facts just as much as the Right.
- The parties of the Left and of the Right are in conflict because they both aim at supreme power.
- The Left has much in common with the radicals in the Green movement and wants to work with them.
- 1 (before noun)(side/ear/shoe)take the next left turn
izquierdotome or (especially Spain) coja la próxima calle ( or el próximo desvío etc) a la izquierdaExample sentences
- The patient was a sturdy young man with an abscess on the outer side of his left thigh.
- He fell off of me, and as he got up I punched him square on the side of his left eye.
- Take your right leg, bend it and pull the knee over towards the floor next to your left side.
- 2 (Politics)izquierdista
de izquierda or (Spain) izquierdasExample sentences
- The Green Party leadership appear to believe that the left vote is theirs by right.
- The crowd was solidly left and markedly anarchist and Marxist for the most part it seems.
- The Respect coalition has shown people are willing to vote for a left alternative.
- (turn/look)left, right! left, right! (Military)
a or hacia la izquierda¡izquierda, derecha! ¡izquierda, derecha!left and right o (British English) left, right and centre [colloquial]he was hitting out left and rightrepartía golpes a diestra y siniestra or (Spain) a diestro y siniestro [colloquial]she spends money left and rightgasta dinero a manos llenas or [colloquial] a troche y mocheExample sentences
- Leave the ticket office and pass in front of the main house, turning left at the far side.
- Follow the lane and at the next road junction bear left to another junction of lanes.
- Silverdale train station can be reached by going left at this road junction.
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