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thorough
American English: /ˈθəroʊ/
British English: /ˈθʌrə/

Translation of thorough in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 (conscientious)
    (search/investigation)
    meticuloso
    minucioso
    riguroso
    (wash/clean)
    a fondo
    (knowledge)
    sólido
    give the glasses a thorough rinse
    enjuaga los vasos cuidadosamente
    enjuaga bien los vasos
    Example sentences
    • Success in this environment requires a thorough understanding of systems theory.
    • Prevention only works when you have a thorough understanding about how and why things fail.
    • Whenever he was doing something in mathematics, he always strove to achieve a thorough understanding of the subject.
    Example sentences
    • The physician also should perform a thorough physical examination of the child, looking for any unusual marks or bruises.
    • An experienced structural engineer performed a thorough examination of the school building.
    • This is the most thorough examination by divers of the wreck site since 1982.
    Example sentences
    • I'm trying very hard to be careful and thorough, and to present new information and new claims as they become available.
    • As a mathematician, Dodgson was rather conservative but certainly thorough and careful.
    • Eventually we will know these things, but we must be diligent, thorough, persistent and patient.
  • 2 (complete) (before noun)
    (idiot)
    perfecto
    a thorough waste of time
    una total or absoluta pérdida de tiempo
    a thorough nuisance
    una verdadera lata [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • It is indicative of the thorough mess Britain's farmers are in when a beef crisis tax threatens the livelihood of pork producers.
    • Mather had excellent support in the back row, with Hills making a thorough nuisance of himself, as every openside should.
    • It was a fitting tribute to a thorough gentleman, consummate professional and true Celt.

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