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phase / etapa
phase   [feɪz]
A. -noun   etapa (f),   fase (f)
·she'll get over it, it'noun just a phase (she'noun going through)
·se le pasará, es algo pasajero
·a [passing] phase
·una etapa pasajera
·to be [in] phase
(technical, electricity)   estar en fase
·to be [out] of phase
(technical, electricity)   estar fuera de fase or desfasado   (figurative)   estar desfasado
·their policies were increasingly out of phase with a rapidly changing society
·su política estaba cada vez masculineánoun desfasada en una sociedad que cambiaba con rapidez
2. (astronomy)   fase (f)
·the phases of the [moon]
·las fases de la luna
B. -transitive verb
1. (=introduce gradually)   escalonar,   llevar a cabo de forma escalonada
·the redundancies will be phased over two years
·los despidos se llevaránoun a cabo de forma escalonada durante dos años
2. (=coordinate)   organizar
·phased [development]
desarrollo (m) por etapas
·phased [withdrawal]
retirada (f) progresiva
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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