- 1comp of low1
- 2 (before noun/delante del nombre) 2.1 (spatially, numerically) [jaw] inferior; [lip] de abajo, inferior lower age limit edad (feminine) mínima lower arm antebrazo (masculine) they live on the lower floor viven en el piso de abajo 2.2 (in rank, importance) [rank/echelons] inferior, más bajo the lower chamber/Lower House la cámara baja the lower school (in UK)[ los tres o cuatro primeros años en un colegio de enseñanza media ] 2.3 [mammals/apes/life-forms] inferiorExample sentences
- The proposal for a new building had a more plausible scale and circulation pattern in a somewhat lower structure.
- Resuscitation may have dislodged it and allowed minute food particles to pass into the lower respiratory tract.
- 3 [Geography/Geografía] bajo the lower reaches of the Nile el curso bajo del Nilo lower Manhattan el sur de Manhattan lower Egypt el Bajo Egipto the Lower Danube el Bajo Danubio
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 (let down) [blind/ceiling] bajar; [flag/sail] bajar, arriar* to lower the lifeboats echar al agua los botes salvavidas he lowered himself into his chair se sentó en el sillón to lower one's eyes bajar la vista or los ojosExample sentences
- Upon the third ring, my other hand released his and I lowered my fist, moving away from the elder man and back to my laptop.
- He lowered his hand, moving his focus to the paints and pencils and brushes that had been forgotten for so long.
- He stood by as baskets of mutton and fish were lowered in together like coffins in a communal grave.
- 2 (reduce, diminish) [temperature/volume/price] bajar lower your voice baja la voz to lower sb's morale bajarle la moral a algn, desmoralizar* a algn it lowered his resistance to disease le minó or le disminuyó las defensas this lowered him in my estimation esto hizo que bajara or cayera en mi estima
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- [prices/standards/temperature] bajarExample sentences
- For instance, when Penn State students take off for the holidays, the temperatures in the buildings can be lowered to 55 degrees.
- The problem isn't merely that standards must be lowered in order for the weaker students to pass.
- Costs, already greatly reduced, must be lowered even further if the airline is to compete in an increasingly cut-throat word.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo[literary/literario]
- 1.1 (darken) [sky] encapotarse; [clouds] amenazar* tormenta 1.2 (frown) fruncir* el ceño to lower
atsb fruncirle* el ceño a algn 1.3(lowering present participle/participio presente)[sky] encapotado; [expression/look] ceñudo lowering clouds nubes (feminine plural) que amenazan ( or amenazaban etc) tormenta