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table / mesa
table   [ˈteɪbl]
A. -noun
1. (=piece of furniture)   mesa (f)
·I'd like a table for two, please
·(quiero) una mesa para dos, por favor
·kitchen table
mesa (f) de cocina
a. they were [at] table when we arrived >   formal usage   estaban sentados a la mesa cuando llegamos
·don't read at the table
·no leas en la mesa
·you will join us at our table, won't you?
·se sentará (a la mesa) con nosotros ¿verdad?
b. to [clear] the table =   quitar or recoger or levantar la mesa
c. to [lay] the table =   poner la mesa
d. why isn't dinner [on] the table? =   ¿por qué no está servida la cena?
e. to [set] the table =   poner la mesa
f. to [sit] down to table =   sentarse a la mesa
g. under the table
·I'll be [under] the table if I have any more wine
·si bebo masculineánoun vino me voy a caer redondo or no voy a tenerme en pie
·he was accepting money [under] the table
*   aceptaba dinero bajo cuerda or bajo mano
h. to get one'noun feet under the table   *   hacerse un hueco *
i. to turn the tables   dar la vuelta a la tortilla
j. to turn the tables on somebody   volver las tornas a or contra somebody, someone
2. (=people at table)   mesa (f)
3. formal usage
(=food)   mesa (f)
·to [keep] a good table
·tener buena mesa
4. (for discussion)   mesa (f) de negociaciones
a. he managed to get all the parties [around] the table =   consiguió que todos los interesados se sentaran a la mesa de negociaciones
b. to put something [on] the table
(British, Great Britain)   poner algo sobre el tapete
·there are two proposals on the table
·hay dos propuestas sobre el tapete
·they're willing to put 12 million dollars on the table to get this company
·estánoun dispuestos a pagar 12 millones de dólares para conseguir esta empresa
c. [round] table =   mesa (f) redonda
5. (=chart)   tabla (f),   cuadro (m)
·a table of the top 12 best and worst performers
·una tabla or un cuadro de los 12 mejores y los 12 peores
·table of [contents]
índice (m) de materias
6. (mathematics)   also multiplication table   tabla (f) de multiplicar
·the eleven-times table
·la tabla (de multiplicar) del once
7. (Sport)
also league table   liga (f),   clasificaciónoun (f)
8. (geography)   also water table   capa (f) freática   also tableland   meseta (f),   altiplano (m) Latin America
B. -transitive verb
1. (British, Great Britain)   formal usage
[+motion, amendment]   presentar
2. (United States)
(=postpone)   aplazar,   posponer
C. -compound
·table dancing   -noun   striptease (m) en pasarela or en barra
·table football   -noun   futbolínoun (m)
·table lamp   -noun   lámpara (f) de mesa
·table leg   -noun   pata (f) de mesa
·table linen   -noun   mantelería (f)
·table manners   -noun plural   comportamiento masculine singular en la mesa,   modales masculine plural en la mesa
·Table Mountain   -noun   Montaña (f) de la Tabla
·table napkin   -noun   servilleta (f)
·table runner   -noun   tapete (m)
·table salt   -noun   sal (f) de mesa
·table setting   -noun   cubierto (m),   servicio (m)
·table talk   -noun   sobremesa (f),   conversaciónoun (f) de sobremesa
·table tennis   -noun   ping-pong (m),   pimpónoun (m),   tenis (m) de mesa
·table wine   -noun   vino (m) de mesa
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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