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Collins Spanish Dictionary- Complete & Unabridged
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low

  1. [lǝʊ]

    1. ADJ

      (compar lower)

      (superl lowest)

      1. (in height) [wall, shelf, seat, level] bajo; [bow] profundo; [blow] sucio

      2. (=quiet) [voice, TV, radio] bajo

      3. (=low-pitched) [voice, musical note] grave, bajo

      4. [number] bajo; [price, income] reducido, bajo; [stock, supplies] escaso

      5. (in intensity) [light, rate, speed, temperature] bajo

      6. (=inferior) [standard, quality] inferior

      7. (=humble) [rank] humilde; [card] pequeño

      8. (Aut)

      9. [health] débil, malo; [diet] deficiente

      10. [character, behaviour, opinion] malo; [comedian] grosero; [character] vil; [joke, song] verde; [trick] sucio, malo; tide

    2. ADV

      (compar lower)

      (superl lowest)

      1. [aim, fly, sing] bajo; [swing] bajo, cerca de la tierra

      2. [quietly] [say, sing] bajo, en voz baja

        • to turn the lights/the volume down low — bajar las luces/el volumen
      3. (Cards)

    3. N

      1. (Met) área f de baja presión

      2. (Aut) primera or segunda (marcha) f

      3. (fig) (=low point) punto m más bajo

        all-time

    4. CPD

  2. [lǝʊ]

    1. mugir

      1. N mugido m

    Examples from texts

    Where low adsorption occurs, a 1:1 soil/solution ratio is recommended, although for some very organic soil types smaller ratios may be necessary to obtain a slurry.
    En los casos en que se dé adsorción baja, se recomienda una proporción suelo/solución de 1:1, aunque con algunos tipos de suelo muy orgánico pueden ser necesarias proporciones más pequeñas para obtener una mezcla fluida.
    the reasons for the rejection of tenders found to be abnormally low;
    los motivos de exclusión de las ofertas anormalmente bajas;
    The lessers were torturing civilians for information on the Brotherhood, so it was imperative to keep on the down-low.
    Los lessers torturaban a los civiles buscando información sobre la Hermanad, por lo que era imperativo continuar escondidos.
    Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
    Amante Despierto
    Ward, J.R.
    Lover Awakened
    Ward, J.R.
    © Jessica Bird, 2006
    They may avoid environments where they see high risks or low potential for success.
    Puede que eviten los entornos en los que vean altos riesgos o pocas posibilidades de éxito
    © 2012 CGAP: Consultative Group to Assist the Poor
    © 2012 CGAP: Consultative Group to Assist the Poor
    The thermosphere always cools and contracts when solar activity is low.
    La termósfera siempre se enfría y se contrae cuando hay poca actividad solar.
    As shown above, the Community industry has been affected by the low priced sales of TCHs by Japanese exporting producers in the Community during the IIP.
    Como se ha señalado anteriormente, la industria de la Comunidad se ha visto afectada por las ventas de CCT a bajo precio por parte de productores exportadores japoneses en la Comunidad durante el período de análisis de las tendencias.
    Financial services to low income entrepreneurs may be the single most effective way to reduce poverty and achieve broad-based economic growth.
    La prestación de servicios financieros a los empresarios de bajos ingresos puede ser la manera más eficaz para reducir la pobreza y lograr un amplio crecimiento económico.
    Barry, NancyBarry, Nancy
    rry, Nancy
    Barry, Nanc
    © 2012 CGAP
    rry, Nancy
    Barry, Nanc
    © 2012 CGAP
    Phury turned to face the king, a low-boil anger lighting off in his chest.
    Phury se volvió a enfrentar al Rey, con la ira hirviendo a fuego lento dentro de su pecho.
    Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
    Amante Consagrado
    Ward, J.R.
    © Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
    © 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
    © 2007, Jessica Bird
    Lover Enshrined
    Ward, J.R.
    © Jessica Bird, 2008
    Given the low levels of adherence found among patients with asthma, it is not surprising that nonadherence is a determining factor in this lack of control.
    Con las tasas de cumplimiento tan pobres que tienen los pacientes con asma, no es de extrañar que, en efecto, el mal control sea un factor determinante.
    © SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
    © SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
    FB can be of use in the peri-operative management of tracheoesophageal fistulas,39 both isolated or recurrent, as it allows for its identification and canalization, facilitating the surgical approach40 (weak recommendation, low-quality evidence).
    La BF puede ser de utilidad en el manejo perioperatorio de fístulas tráqueo-esofágicas39 aisladas o recidivantes, ya que permite su identificación y canalización, facilitando el abordaje quirúrgico40 (recomendación débil, calidad de evidencia baja).
    © SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
    © SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
    The fast clinical progression and the low level of al-AT led to the establishment of substitutive treatment (180 mg/kg/21 days of al -AT) while the disagreement between the levels and the assigned genotype was investigated by sequencing.
    La rápida progresión clínica y el bajo nivel de al- AT indujo a iniciar tratamiento sustitutivo (180mg/kg/21 días de al-AT) mientras se investigaba por secuenciación la discordancia entre los niveles y el genotipo asignado.
    © SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
    © SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
    Pitch, coal tar, low-temp., oxidized;
    brea, alquitrán de hulla, baja temperatura, oxidada;
    Several experimental studies showed that solutions with low potassium concentrations provided the best lung preservation
    Diversos trabajos experimentales señalaron que la mejor preservación del pulmón se conseguía con soluciones bajas en potasio.
    © SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
    © SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
    Zsadist's voice was low and quiet as his thumb went back and forth on an unmarred cheek.
    La voz de Zsadist era baja y suave mientras movía el pulgar adelante y atrás por la mejilla sin marcar.
    Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
    Amante Despierto
    Ward, J.R.
    Lover Awakened
    Ward, J.R.
    © Jessica Bird, 2006
    Average import prices from these three countries decreased over the period under review and were on average as low as 0,067 EUR/unit in the IP.
    Los precios medios de las importaciones procedentes de esos tres países descendieron durante el período considerado, llegando a una media de 0,067 euros/unidad en el período de investigación.

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    low1/18
    lǝʊbajo; profundo; sucioExamples

    on low ground — a nivel del mar, en tierras bajas
    a dress with a low neckline — un vestido escotado

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    Collocations

    chronic low self-esteem
    autoestima baja crónica
    low birth weight infant
    lactante de bajo peso al nacimiento
    low forceps
    fórceps bajo
    low-density lipoprotein receptor disorder
    trastorno del receptor de lipoproteínas de baja densidad
    low-saturated-fat diet
    dieta pobre en grasas saturadas
    low frequency
    baja frecuencia
    low resolution
    baja resolución
    low-density polyethylene
    polietileno de baja densidad
    low tide
    bajamar
    low-class
    de clase baja
    low cost
    bajo costo
    low wages
    salario bajo
    low pressure
    baja presión
    low tide
    marea baja
    low blood pressure
    hipotensión

    Word forms

    low

    adverb
    Positive degreelow
    Comparative degreelower
    Superlative degreelowest

    low

    noun
    SingularPlural
    Common caselowlows
    Possessive caselow'slows'

    low

    adjective
    Positive degreelow
    Comparative degreelower
    Superlative degreelowest

    low

    verb
    Basic forms
    Pastlowed
    Imperativelow
    Present Participle (Participle I)lowing
    Past Participle (Participle II)lowed
    Present Indefinite, Active Voice
    I lowwe low
    you lowyou low
    he/she/it lowsthey low
    Present Continuous, Active Voice
    I am lowingwe are lowing
    you are lowingyou are lowing
    he/she/it is lowingthey are lowing
    Present Perfect, Active Voice
    I have lowedwe have lowed
    you have lowedyou have lowed
    he/she/it has lowedthey have lowed
    Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
    I have been lowingwe have been lowing
    you have been lowingyou have been lowing
    he/she/it has been lowingthey have been lowing
    Past Indefinite, Active Voice
    I lowedwe lowed
    you lowedyou lowed
    he/she/it lowedthey lowed
    Past Continuous, Active Voice
    I was lowingwe were lowing
    you were lowingyou were lowing
    he/she/it was lowingthey were lowing
    Past Perfect, Active Voice
    I had lowedwe had lowed
    you had lowedyou had lowed
    he/she/it had lowedthey had lowed
    Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
    I had been lowingwe had been lowing
    you had been lowingyou had been lowing
    he/she/it had been lowingthey had been lowing
    Future Indefinite, Active Voice
    I shall/will lowwe shall/will low
    you will lowyou will low
    he/she/it will lowthey will low
    Future Continuous, Active Voice
    I shall/will be lowingwe shall/will be lowing
    you will be lowingyou will be lowing
    he/she/it will be lowingthey will be lowing
    Future Perfect, Active Voice
    I shall/will have lowedwe shall/will have lowed
    you will have lowedyou will have lowed
    he/she/it will have lowedthey will have lowed
    Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
    I shall/will have been lowingwe shall/will have been lowing
    you will have been lowingyou will have been lowing
    he/she/it will have been lowingthey will have been lowing
    Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
    I should/would lowwe should/would low
    you would lowyou would low
    he/she/it would lowthey would low
    Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
    I should/would be lowingwe should/would be lowing
    you would be lowingyou would be lowing
    he/she/it would be lowingthey would be lowing
    Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
    I should/would have lowedwe should/would have lowed
    you would have lowedyou would have lowed
    he/she/it would have lowedthey would have lowed
    Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
    I should/would have been lowingwe should/would have been lowing
    you would have been lowingyou would have been lowing
    he/she/it would have been lowingthey would have been lowing
    Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
    I am lowedwe are lowed
    you are lowedyou are lowed
    he/she/it is lowedthey are lowed
    Present Continuous, Passive Voice
    I am being lowedwe are being lowed
    you are being lowedyou are being lowed
    he/she/it is being lowedthey are being lowed
    Present Perfect, Passive Voice
    I have been lowedwe have been lowed
    you have been lowedyou have been lowed
    he/she/it has been lowedthey have been lowed
    Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
    I was lowedwe were lowed
    you were lowedyou were lowed
    he/she/it was lowedthey were lowed
    Past Continuous, Passive Voice
    I was being lowedwe were being lowed
    you were being lowedyou were being lowed
    he/she/it was being lowedthey were being lowed
    Past Perfect, Passive Voice
    I had been lowedwe had been lowed
    you had been lowedyou had been lowed
    he/she/it had been lowedthey had been lowed
    Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
    I shall/will be lowedwe shall/will be lowed
    you will be lowedyou will be lowed
    he/she/it will be lowedthey will be lowed
    Future Perfect, Passive Voice
    I shall/will have been lowedwe shall/will have been lowed
    you will have been lowedyou will have been lowed
    he/she/it will have been lowedthey will have been lowed