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ojo / eye
 
ojo   -noun masculine
1. (anatomy)   eye
a. [a] ojo (de buen cubero)
·calculé a ojo (de buen cubero) cuántas personas había
·I roughly calculated o made a rough guess at how many people were there
·no hace falta medir la harina, échala a ojo
·there'noun no need to weigh out the flour, just add roughly the right amount
b. [abrir] los ojos (a algo)   to open one'noun eyes (to something)
c. abrirle los ojos a somebody, someone   to open somebody'noun eyes
d. en un abrir y cerrar de ojos   in the twinkling of an eye
e. [avivar] el ojo   to be on the alert
f. mirar o ver algo con [buenos] ojos   to look kindly on something,   approve of something
g. con los ojos cerrados
h. a ojos cerrados   without a second thought
·lo aceptaría con los ojos cerrados
·I'd accept it without a second thought
i. [cerrar] los ojos a o ante algo   to shut one'noun eyes to something
j. tener ojo [clínico]   to have good intuition
k. [costar] un ojo de la cara   *   to cost an arm and a leg *
l. [dar] en los ojos   to be conspicuous
m. ser el ojo [derecho] de somebody, someone   to be the apple of somebody'noun eye
n. echar un ojo a algo/somebody, someone   to keep an eye on something/somebody
o. tener el ojo echado a somebody, someone/algo   to have one'noun eye on somebody/something
·le tiene echado el ojo a Elisa desde que llegó
·he'noun had his eye on Elisa ever since he arrived
·le tengo echado el ojo a ese vestido
·I've got my eye on that dress
p. tener a somebody, someone [entre] ojos   to have it in for somebody
q. hacer del ojo     to wink
r. mirar o ver algo con [malos] ojos   to disapprove of something
·veían con malos ojos que se hubiese nacionalizado español
·they disapproved of him adopting Spanish nationality
s. ¡no es [nada] lo del ojo!   iró   it'noun no big deal!
t. no [pegué] ojo en toda la noche   I didn't get a wink of sleep all night
u. se le salieron los ojos de las órbitas   his eyes popped out of his head
v. se le pusieron los ojos como [platos]   she was wide-eyed with amazement
w. [poner] ojos a somebody, someone   to look longingly at somebody
x. en mis propios ojos   before my very eyes
y. no [quitar] ojo a algo/somebody, someone   not to take one'noun eyes off something/somebody
z. [salir] de ojo   to be obvious
{. [tener] (buen) ojo para algo   to have a good eye for something,   be a good judge of something
|. ser [todo] ojos   to be all eyes
}. a ojos [vistas]   visibly
·ojo por ojo, (diente por diente)
·an eye for an eye, (a tooth for a tooth)
·ojos que no ven, corazónoun que no siente
·out of sight, out of mind
·ojo a la funerala   *
·ojo a la virulé   *
·ojo a la pava   *   shiner *
·ojo amoratado   black eye
·ojo de cristal   glass eye
·ojo de pez   (photography)   fish-eye lens
·ojo masculineágico   magic eye
·ojos almendrados   almond eyes
avizor  
niña  
2. ojos
(=vista)
·[pasar] los ojos por algo
·to look something over
·paseó los ojos por la sala
·he looked round the hall
·[torcer] los ojos
·to squint
a. a los ojos de somebody, someone   in somebody'noun eyes
b. [clavar] los ojos en algo/somebody, someone   to fix one'noun gaze on something/somebody,   stare at something/somebody
c. [comerse] o devorar a somebody, someone con los ojos   (con deseo)   to devour somebody with one'noun eyes   (con ira)   to look daggers at somebody
d. [entrar] por los ojos
·esa comida no me termina de entrar por los ojos
·that meal is not exactly mouth-watering
·los anuncios bien hechos nos entran por los ojos
·well-made adverts captivate us
e. [irse] los ojos tras algo/somebody, someone
·se le fueron los ojos tras la chica
·he couldn't keep his eyes off the girl
f. tener los ojos [puestos] en algo
(=prestar atenciónoun a)   to centre one'noun attention on something
(=desear)   to have one'noun heart set on something
·España tiene los ojos puestos en los novios reales
·all eyes in Spain are on the royal couple
g. [recrear] los ojos en algo/somebody, someone   to feast one'noun eyes on something/somebody
h. [saltar] a los ojos   to be blindingly obvious
3. (=cuidado)
·¡ojo!
·careful!,   look out!
·¡ojo! es muy mentiroso
·be careful! he'noun an awful liar
·ojo con el escalónoun
·mind the step
·hay que tener mucho ojo con los carteristas
·one must be very careful of o beware pickpockets
·ir con ojo
·to keep one'noun eyes open for trouble
4. (=orificio)
a. [de aguja]   eye
b. [de queso]   hole
c. [de puente]   span
·el ojo de la cerradura o > llave
(Latin America)   the keyhole
·un puente de cuatro ojos
·a bridge with four arches o spans
·ojo de buey   (Náut)   porthole
·ojo del culo   **   hole **,   arsehole ***,   asshole United States United States
·ojo del huracánoun   eye of the hurricane
·el presidente vuelve a estar en el ojo del huracánoun
·the president is once again at the centre of a controversy
5. (Latin America)
(=depósito natural)
·ojo de agua   pool,   natural pool
 
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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