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book / libro
 
book   [bʊk]
A. -noun
1. (=publication)   libro (m)
a. [by] the book =   segúnoun las reglas
·to play it or to go by the book
·seguir las reglas
b. economics/her life is a [closed] book to me =   la economía/su vida es un misterio para masculineí
c. the book of [Genesis] =   el libro del Génesis
d. the [Good] Book =   la Biblia
e. [in] my book   (figurative)   tal como yo lo veo,   a mi modo de ver
f. a book [on] politics =   un libro de política
g. that'noun [one] for the book =   eso es digno de menciónoun
h. his mind is an [open] book =   su mente es un libro abierto
i. to bring somebody to book   pedir cuentas a somebody, someone
·those who planned the murder were never brought to book
·nunca se les pidió cuentas a los que planearon el asesinato
j. to be in somebody'noun good/bad books
·I'masculine in his bad books at the moment
·en este momento estoy en su lista negra
·I was trying to get back in her good books
·estaba intentando volver a congraciarme con ella
k. to read somebody like a book
·I know where he'noun off to - I can read him like a book
·nouné dónde va, a masculineí no me engaña
l. to suit somebody'noun book
·it suits his book to play the easy-going liberal
·le viene bien hacerse el liberal poco exigente,   se hace el liberal poco exigente porque le conviene
m. to throw the book at somebody   castigar severamente a somebody, someone
trick  
2. also notebook   libreta (f),   librito (m)   also exercise book   cuaderno (m)
3. also telephone book   guía (f)
·I'masculine [in] the book
·estoy en la guía
4. (=set)
a. [of tickets, cheques]   talonario (m)
b. [of matches]   estuche (m)
c. [of stamps]   librito (m)
d. [of samples]   muestrario (m)
5. books
5.1. (commerce)
·[the] books
·las cuentas,   la contabilidad
·to [keep] the books
·llevar las cuentas or los libros or la contabilidad
5.2. (=register of members)   registro masculine singular
·they had less than 30 members on their books
·tenían menos de 30 miembros en el registro
·to take somebody'noun name off the books
·borrar a somebody, someone del registro
·he was the most expensive player on the books
·era el jugador masculineánoun caro que tenían fichado
6. (law, legal)
also statute book   código (m)
7. (Gambling)
a. to [make] a book on something =   aceptar apuestas a algo
b. to [open] or [start] a book on something =   empezar a aceptar apuestas a algo
8. (United States)   (music)
(=libretto)   libreto (m)
B. -transitive verb
1. (British, Great Britain)
(=reserve)
[+ticket, seat, room, table, flight]   reservar
·we booked the hotel rooms in advance
·reservamos habitaciones en el hotel por adelantado
·all the restaurants are fully booked
·todos los restaurantes estánoun llenos
·have you booked your holiday yet?
·¿ya has reservado las vacaciones?
2. (=arrange)
[+appointment, time]   pedir
·I've booked an appointment with the dentist
·he pedido hora con el dentista
·can we book a time to meet soon?
·¿podemos quedar un día de éstos?
3. (=engage)
[+performer, artiste]   contratar
4. *
(=take name of)
4.1. [police]
·he was booked for speeding
·lo multaron por exceso de velocidad
·they took him to the station and booked him for assault
·lo llevaron a la comisaría y lo acusaron de agresiónoun
4.2. (Sport)
[+player]   amonestar
5. (=note down)
[+order]   anotar
C. -intransitive verb
(British, Great Britain)   hacer una reserva,   reservar
·to book [into] a hotel
·hacer una reserva or reservar en un hotel
D. -compound
·book club   -noun   club (m) del libro,   club (m) de lectores
·book fair   -noun   feria (f) del libro
·book jacket   -noun   sobrecubierta (f)
·book learning   -noun   aprendizaje (m) (a travénoun) de los libros,   saber (m) libresco formal usage
·book learning is only part of school life
·el aprendizaje de los libros es nounólo una parte de la vida escolar
·book post   -noun   correo (m) de libros
·book review   -noun   crítica or reseña
·book token   -noun   vale (m) para libros,   cheque (m) regalo para libros
·book value   -noun   valor (m) contable or en libros
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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