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peak / cumbre
 
peak   [pi:k]
A. -noun
1. [of mountain]   cumbre (f),   cima (f)
(=mountain itself)   pico (m)
(=point)   (also of roof)   punta (f)   (on graph)   pico (m)
·beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form
·bata las claras de huevo a punto de nieve
2. [of cap]   visera (f)
3. (=high point)
a. [of career, fame, popularity]   cumbre (f),   cúspide (f)
·during the peak of the war in Nicaragua
·cuando la guerra en Nicaragua era masculineánoun intensa
b. she died [at] the peak of her career =   murió cuando estaba en la cumbre or la cúspide de su carrera
·to be at the peak of fitness
·estar en condiciones óptimas,   estar en plena forma
·coffee is at its peak just after grinding
·cuando mejor está el café es reciénoun molido
·at the peak of the morning rush hour
·en el momento de mayor intensidad de la hora punta matinal
c. the heyday of drugs has [passed] its peak =   ya ha pasado la época de masculineáximo apogeo de las drogas
d. house prices [reached] a peak in 1988 =   el precio de las viviendas alcanzó su nivel masculineáximo en 1988
·computer technology has not yet reached its peak
·la tecnología informática aúnoun no ha alcanzado su cumbre or cúspide
·discontent had reached its peak
·el descontento había alcanzado su momento crítico
e. peaks and [troughs] =   auges y depresiones
widow  
B. -intransitive verb
[temperatures]   alcanzar su punto masculineánoun alto
[inflation, sales]   alcanzar su nivel masculineáximo
[crisis]   alcanzar su momento crítico
[career]   alcanzar su cumbre or su cúspide
[sportsperson]   alcanzar su mejor momento
C. -adjective   (before noun)
a. in peak [condition]   (athlete)   en óptimas condiciones,   en plena forma   (animal)   en óptimas condiciones
b. peak [hours]   (of traffic)   horas feminine plural punta   (electricity)   horas feminine plural de mayor consumo
c. peak [rate]   (telecommunications)   tarifa (f) alta
d. peak [season] =   temporada (f) alta
e. peak [time]   (television)   horas feminine plural de masculineáxima audiencia   (telecommunications, electricity)   horas feminine plural de masculineáxima demanda
(=rush hour)   horas feminine plural punta
·it is more expensive to call at peak times
·resulta masculineánoun caro llamar durante las horas de masculineáxima demanda
f. peak [viewing] time =   horas feminine plural de masculineáxima audiencia
 
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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