- 1 1.1(horse/donkey)I mounted my bicycle and rode offmontarse en1.2(me) monté en or me subí a la bicicleta y salí pedaleando(stairs/ladder)(platform/throne)the car mounted the pavementsubir ael coche se subió a la aceraExample sentences
- Grazing goats ignore us as we mount the hill toward the church.
- Then I silently mounted the stairs myself, and crouched two steps from the top to listen.
- You mount the stairs and pass through the long corridor, the walls of which are thickly lined with photographs of the family and an impressive display of weapons.
- But then he turned round and mounted the slightly raised platform where the government sits.
- Three people are dead and two schoolgirls are fighting for their lives today after a sports car mounted the pavement and collided with a group of pedestrians.
- She was trapped under the wheels of the car which mounted the pavement and pushed her through a fence as she was walking home with her mother.
- 2(gun/telescope/picture)(stamp/butterfly)(specimen)(for the microscope)colocar en el portaobjetosExample sentences
- They were then washed with purified water, allowed to dry and mounted onto microscope slides, cells side up.
- The stained roots were mounted in lactoglycerol onto microscope slides.
- The treated millipedes were then mounted between two glass microscope slides using Euparal mounting medium.
- 3 (copulate with) (Zoology)Example sentences
- Copulations in which the male forcefully mounted the female in the absence of female solicitation were regarded as forced.
- The males mount the females for one-to two-minute intervals before copulation actually takes place.
- When our male cat tries to mount the female, she hisses and scratches and fights him off - does your female fight?
- 4 (prepare, carry out)(picket)(play)poner en escenaExample sentences
- The World Health Organisation is mounting a campaign to eradicate the wild polio virus from the world by 2005.
- Race organizers have since mounted an educational campaign to warn runners about the dangers of excessive drinking.
- This newspaper understands that the government is already preparing to mount a campaign to soften up the public in advance of the referendum campaign.
- Yet it has recently staged four plays about the 20th century, runs a host of youth and community schemes and is now mounting the first play about foot-and-mouth.
- It will be the third time that the National Palace Museum has mounted exhibitions in a foreign country.
- It is the latest in a series of major international exhibitions mounted by the Kerry Museum in recent years.
- 1 1.1 (increase, grow)(cost/temperature)1.2elevarse [formal]also: mounting present participle(cost/expenditure)amidst mounting speculationcada vez mayoren medio de crecientes rumoresExample sentences
- Community fears are mounting over the proposed foreshore redevelopment and port enhancement.
- Mitch looked up at Zach in disbelief, anger mounting.
- Her jealously and frustration mounting, Tessa interrupted once more.
- 2 (climb onto horse)Example sentences
- Managing a nervous smile, Alicia wished him good night, mounted her bicycle and rode home, her mind a muddle of happiness and apprehension.
- And when they mounted their ponies and rode away, we were more alarmed than ever, for we feared they had gone for reinforcements.
- Pat offered to drive him to the vicarage and back, but he was adamant in refusal, mounted his bicycle, and pedalled off.
- 3 (rise) [literary] as we mounted highera medida que subíamos or [formal] que ascendíamosExample sentences
- If the school has a long list of uniform requirements the costs can mount up rapidly, particularly as the child might quickly grow out of an expensive blazer or need new sports shoes.
- The astronomical interest rates charged by some credit card and loan companies and the financial pressures of modern living mean debts can mount up at an all-too-alarming rate.
- With planning guidelines requiring that a survey be carried out and the cost be borne by the developer before any permission is given, the costs can quickly mount up.
- 1 1.1 (horse, donkey) 1.2 (ride)Example sentences
- They were prized as racing and riding mounts for warriors and tribal leaders.
- Some soldiers had saved their mounts by hiding them on farms; other horses had been sequestered in countries far and wide.
- He took the class lead when he rode his mount, Éclair, to a penalty-free ride in 54.582 seconds.
- Richard Hughes picks up the mount after jockey Olivier Peslier was injured this week.
- Jockey Alan Daly, who did ride on Saturday, picked up two mounts on horses that other jockeys had refused to ride in protest of the low purses.
- He could achieve his goal on Sunday; he is set to ride seven mounts on the nine race card at the Northern California oval.
- 2 2.1 (for machine, lathe, gun) 2.2 (for photograph, picture — surround)maríaluisa (feminine) (Mexico)(— backing)(for slide)2.3 (for stamp) 2.4 (for jewel)Example sentences2.5 (microscope slide)
- These are fourteen-by-seventeen-inch platinum prints, each in art deco mounts and signed by Curtis.
- He also employed Galle to regild the mounts with matt gilding.
- One meter by one and a half: those were the largest sheets of cardboard you could buy, and we used them for the mounts.
- Purkinje was the first to make glass slide mounts with Canada balsam.
- Spores may be demonstrated by phase-contrast microscopy of wet mounts, where they appear mature and retractile.
- The medical technologist prepared a wet mount of the specimen to determine if an adequate number of columnar epithelial cells were present.
- Jonah rigged up a narrow plywood sheet with screws threaded in at various points; it's now our camera mount and steadicam in one.
- These aircraft had larger freight doors and were fitted with the necessary camera mounts and photo ports.
- This might necessitate a steel reinforcing plate in the cargo bed to support the mount, but this would provide additional mine protection.
- [literary] (mountain) the Sermon on the Mountthe Mount of Olivesel sermón de la montañael Monte de los OlivosExample sentences
- Yet the Jewish people were not permitted to stay there for more than a short while, and the mount was never given significance as a holy site.
- How wonderful, therefore, to see water lapping against the foot of the mount at Clifford's Tower, just as its builders intended.
- The special status of Mount Everest was confirmed back in 1852, when the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India determined that Everest (or Peak XV, as it was known then) was indeed the highest mountain in the world.
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