- 1 1.1 (left side) on the leftit's the one on the lefta la izquierdato drive on the leftes el/la de la izquierdakeep (to the) leftmanejar or (especially Spain) conducir por la izquierdaon o to the left of the presidentmantenga su izquierdaon o to my/your lefta la izquierda del presidentefrom left to righta mi/tu izquierdade izquierda a derechaExample sentences1.2 (left turn) See examples: take the next left
to make o (British English) take a lefttome or (especially Spain) coja la próxima a la izquierda1.3 (in boxing — hand)girar or torcer or doblar a la izquierda(— blow)golpe (masculine) de izquierdaizquierdazo (masculine)
- 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.
- 1.1 (before noun)(side/ear/shoe)take the next left turn1.2 (Politics)tome or (especially Spain) coja la próxima calle ( or el próximo desvío etc) a la izquierdade 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.
- 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.
- (turn/look)left, right! left, right! (Military)a or hacia la izquierdaleft and right o (British English) left, right and centre [colloquial]he was hitting out left and right¡izquierda, derecha! ¡izquierda, derecha!she spends money left and rightrepartía golpes a diestra y siniestra or (Spain) a diestro y siniestro [colloquial]gasta 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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