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level / nivelado
 
level   [ˈlevl]
A. -adjective
1. (literally)
(=not sloping)   nivelado
(=not uneven)   plano,   llano
·place on a level surface
(=not sloping)   colocar en una superficie nivelada
(=not uneven)   colocar en una superficie plana or llana
a. a level [spoonful]   (culinary, cooking )   una cucharada rasa
b. to compete on a level playing field   competir en igualdad de condiciones
c. to do one'noun level best to do something   *   hacer todo lo posible para hacer algo
2. (=at same height, position)
·to [be] level (with somebody)
(in race)   estar or ir igualado (con somebody, someone)   (in league, competition)   estar or ir empatado (con somebody, someone)
·the teams were level at the end of extra time
·los equipos estaban or iban empatados al terminar la prórroga
·to [be] level (with something)
(=at same height)   estar a la misma altura (que algo)
·to be level with the ground
·estar a ras del suelo
·she knelt down so that their eyes were level
·se agachó para que sus ojos estuvieran a la misma altura
a. to [draw] level with something/somebody
(especially British, Great Britain)   (generally, also in race)   alcanzar algo/a somebody, someone   (in league, competition)   empatar con algo/somebody, someone
3. (=steady)   [voice, tone]   sereno   [gaze]   penetrante
·she spoke in a level voice
·habló con voz serena,   habló sin alterar la voz
a. to keep a level [head] =   no perder la cabeza
B. -noun
1. (=amount, degree)   nivel (m)
·we have the lowest level of inflation for some years
·tenemos el nivel de inflaciónoun masculineánoun bajo que hemos tenido en varios años
a. the exercises are graded according to their level of [difficulty] =   los ejercicios estánoun ordenados por nivel or grado de dificultad
b. bankruptcies have reached [record] levels =   el nounúmero de bancarrotas ha alcanzado cifras récord
c. level of [unemployment] =   índice (m) de paro
2. (=height)   nivel (m)
·the water reached a level of ten metres
·el agua alcanzó un nivel de diez metros
a. at [eye] level =   a la altura de los ojos
b. to be [on] a level with something   (literally)   estar al nivel or a la altura de algo
ground    
sea  
3. (=floor)
a. [of building]   piso (m)
4. (=rank, grade)   nivel (m)
·talks at ministerial level
conversaciones feminine plural a nivel ministerial
a. at [advanced]/[elementary] level =   a nivel avanzado/elemental
b. at [local]/[national]/[international] level =   a nivel local/nacional/internacional
c. [on] one level   (figurative)   por un lado,   de cierta manera
d. to be on a level [with]   (figurative)   estar a la altura de
·some people put him on a level with von Karajan
·algunos lo equiparan con or a von Karajan
e. to come down to somebody'noun level   rebajarse al nivel de somebody, someone
5. (=flat place)   llano (m)
a. [on] the level =   en superficie plana or llana
·a car which can reach speeds of 300 miles per hour on the level
·un coche que puede alcanzar velocidades de unas 300 millas por hora en superficie plana or llana
b. to be on the level   *
[person]   ser de fiar,   ser un tipo cabal *
·it'noun on the level
·es un negocio serio or limpio
6. also spirit level   nivel (m) de burbuja
C. -transitive verb
1. (=make level)
[+ground, site]   nivelar,   allanar
a. to level the playing-field   igualar las condiciones
2. (=raze)
[+building, city]   arrasar
3. (Sport)
(=equalize)
[+match, game]   igualar
·to level the [score(noun)]
·igualar el marcador
4. (=direct)
a. he has denied the [charges] levelled against him =   ha negado las acusaciones que se han hecho en su contra
b. he has not responded to the [criticism] levelled at him =   no ha reaccionado ante las críticas que se le han dirigido
c. to level a [gun] at somebody =   apuntar a or contra somebody, someone con una pistola
D. -intransitive verb
(especially United States)   *
·I'll level with you
·te voy a hablar con franqueza,   te voy a ser franco
·you didn't level with me
·no has sido franco conmigo
E. -compound
·level crossing   -noun
(British, Great Britain)   paso (m) a nivel
 
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