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supply
American English: /səˈplaɪ/
British English: /səˈplʌɪ/

Translation of supply in Spanish:

noun plural -plies

  • 1 uncountable (provision) the supply of goods and services
    el suministro or la provisión de productos y servicios
    the law of supply and demand to cut off the water/electricity supply
    cortar el suministro de agua/electricidad
    the supply of blood to the brain
    el riego sanguíneo del cerebro
    (before noun) (route/ship)
    de abastecimiento
  • 2 (stock, store) See examples: food supplies are running low
    se están agotando las provisiones or los víveres or (Military) los pertrechos
    we need fresh supplies of paper
    tenemos que pedir una nueva remesa de papel
    tenemos que renovar las existencias de papel
    you'll need a good supply of books
    te hará falta una buena cantidad de libros
    we only have a month's supply of coal left
    solo nos queda carbón para un mes
    (Business)
    las existencias de carbón solo van a durar un mes
    el estoc de carbón solo va a durar un mes
    office supplies
    material (masculine) or artículos (masculine plural) de oficina
    she has an endless supply of patience/jokes
    tiene una paciencia inagotable/un repertorio interminable de chistes
    to be in short supply sugar was in short supply
    escaseaba el azúcar
    había escasez de azúcar

transitive verb -plies, -plying, -plied

  • 1 1.1 (provide, furnish)
    (electricity/gas)
    (goods)
    abastecer or proveer de
    (evidence/information)
    they supply machinery to the industry
    proveen de or suministran maquinaria a la industria
    you cook and I'll supply the wine
    tú haces la comida y yo pongo el vino
    Rupert supplied the comic relief
    Rupert dio or aportó el toque humorístico que relajó la tensión
    1.2
    (retailer/manufacturer)
    to supply somebody with something
    (with equipment)
    proveer a alguien de algo
    (Business)
    abastecer a alguien de algo
    suministrarle algo a alguien
    (with information)
    facilitarle or proporcionarle algo a alguien
    they supplied us with everything we needed they supply us with the raw materials
    nos abastecen or proveen de materia prima
    nos suministran la materia prima
    we can supply you with glasses for your party
    podemos facilitarle or proporcionarle las copas para su fiesta
    to supply the army with provisions
    suministrar provisiones al ejército
    aprovisionar al ejército
    they are not supplied with running water
    no tienen suministro de agua corriente
  • 2 (meet) [formal]
    (demand/need)
    (deficiency)
    to supply the shortfall
    reparar el déficit

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