Translation of end in Spanish:


extremo, n.

Pronunciation /ɛnd/

See Spanish definition of extremo


  • 1

    • 1.1(extremity)

      (of rope, stick) extremo masculine
      (of rope, stick) punta feminine
      (of nose) punta feminine
      (of street) final masculine
      at the other/far end of the garden al otro extremo/al fondo del jardín
      • from one end of the country to the other de punta a punta / de un extremo a otro del país
      • at the top end of the market en el mercado de calidad
      • the top end of the range lo mejor de la gama
      • to stand sth on (its) end poner algo vertical
      • that experience stood my previous ideas on end esa experiencia me rompió los esquemas
      • for weeks on end durante semanas y semanas
      • it measured five feet (from) end to end medía cinco pies de un lado al otro / de punta a punta
      • I went end over end down the slope caí rodando por la pendiente
      • not to know/be able to tell one end of sth from the other no tener ni idea de algo
      • he doesn't know one end of an engine from the other no tiene ni idea de motores
      • to go off at the deep end ponerse como una fiera
      • the end house la casa del final / la última casa
      • I'm always end man when it comes to promotion cuando se trata de ascensos siempre soy el último mono
      • They live in a stark, unpainted, concrete house at the end of a five-mile dirt road.
      • The door of the house at the end of the street is open and anyone is welcome in.
      • The precast-concrete panels were attached to the steel ribs at the quarter points of the panels, with the top and bottom ends left unsupported.
      • I couldn't even see the far end of the tunnel.
      • As he does, we see a door at the far end of the hallway slightly open.
      • In some cases, gable end cladding can be replaced with space sheeting.
      • They have put signs up at each end stating there have been eighteen deaths in two years.
      • The dog should be put on a leash and the owner and the dog should stand at one end of a hallway or a room.
      • Place the nail or paper clip at one end of the coil and then connect the coil to the battery.
      • Where once it took three hours to get from one end of the island to the other, it now takes one.
      • He drew up a chair at one end of the table, motioning for me to do the same as he took a sip from his cup of coffee.
      • On the floor just below the north tower there was a balcony with statues on each end of it.
      • This one sounded tired, as if the owner had just run from one end of the world to the other.
      • She did a few laps, and then at one end of the pool, stopped to take a breather and relax.
      • Laura sat curled up at one end of her bed, a book in hand and a notebook in the other.
      • None of them knew which end of the club to hold five years ago, and all of them can now play well.
      • The axle of the truck is a rod the goes from one end of the hangar to the other and sticks out on both sides.
      • It seemed to me as if the sky split open from one end to the other to rain down fire.
      • At one end of the line, was a man with a large soupspoon dishing out a brown meaty stew.
      • She grabbed one of the ropes and tied one end to a four by four that was supporting the roof.
      • Bend one end of each ribbon and seal edge only with fabric glue to form the rod pocket.
      • They could travel from one end of the city to the other and never see the light of day.
      • A door opened and slammed shut again at the far end of the hallway.
      • Take your nail and place it so that the pointed end rests against the top of the block of wood.
      • Alternatively, you can telephone the phone numbers given at the end of this piece.
      • The cashier will also be moved to the opposite end of the service area to improve customer flow.
      see also deep end

    • 1.2 informal (part, side)

      parte feminine informal
      the advertising end of the business la parte de publicidad del negocio
      • are there any problems at your end? ¿hay algún problema por tu lado?
      • Despite demonstrating I attempted to purchase a ticket at both ends of my journey and enclosing a copy of a travelcard I bought, my appeal was rejected.
      • These chocolate soldiers of the air breeze past their human cargo apparently determined to avoid eye contact at both ends of the journey.
      • He recommends that the southern end of the link should go ahead in the short-term.
      • At the end of the journey, I feel as if I've reached a sort of Velocipede's nirvana.
      • Sometimes I would buy a ticket from the machine at the other end of my journey, then rip it up and put it in the bin.
      • When I got out of the tube at the other end of my journey, his voicemail was waiting for me.
      • Fantastic routes do go down other sides of the mountain though, with their ends linked to free bus connections heading back to the lifts, hotels or bars.
      • If she isn't holding up her end of the deal than she should get a job and bring in some income.
      • It probably is a cautionary tale for the rest of us who are in this end of the business.

    • 1.3(remaining part)

      final masculine
      resto masculine
      candle ends cabos de vela
      • For example 9 billion cigarette ends get dropped around Australia every year.
      • Some hang on to so-called stub ends, a few shares held for old time's sake, even though they decided to sell out of a position.

  • 2

    • 2.1(finish, close)

      fin masculine
      final masculine
      the end fin
      • at/toward the end of the summer a/hacia finales del verano
      • I've no money left at the end of the month a fin de mes no me queda dinero
      • it will be ready by the end of the week estará listo para el fin de semana
      • she read it to the very end lo leyó hasta el fin / final
      • just give him the money and let that be an end of / to it dale el dinero y que no se hable más
      • that was the end of the story ahí (se) acabó / terminó la historia
      • that's the end of that! ¡se acabó / sanseacabó!
      • he stood her up once and that was the end of him una vez la dejó plantada y ella no quiso saber más de él
      • Like him or not, we're seeing the tail end of a key era in Canadian politics pass.
      • "Last year marked the tail end of a bad downturn in the electronics business, " he says.
      • We we nearing the end of June and the trip was less than two weeks away.
      • All have time-sensitive deadlines that mark the end of August.
      • The major pipe work is expected to be completed by the end of March 2005.
      • The first stage will be completed by the end of March.
      • Another financial goal is to have the redecoration of our house completed by the end of March.
      • Final financial approval is expected by the end of June.
      • You go out to a night club all happy and then the fights at the end of the night ruin it all.
      • Many say the two new injections could be made available to the public by end of the year.
      • We made a list and set a goal of playing at least one club on the list by summer's end.
      • The Kildare fire services hopes it will have contacted most guest houses by the end of this year.
      • On stepping on the scales just before the end of the week she exclaimed to me in terror that she had in fact gained weight.
      • There was a mighty battle in the middle of the park and at the end of it the honours were shared.
      • On the evidence of this performance both sides will be in the running for honours at the end of the season.
      • Both Governments are working towards brokering a deal before the end of next week.
      • At the end of our journey, back in Zheleznitsa, we lay down by the side of the river and even had a quick dip in it.
      • At the end of the journey he wished to express his appreciation for the favour by treating me to a drink in a bar.
      • At the end of this hellish journey, Japan Rail made my father pay for two more tickets.
      • Much beer was consumed, of course, and I had a bit of a nightmare journey home at the end of the night.
      • We got the early goal, scored right at the end of the first half and got another within seconds of them getting their goal.
      • By the end of the session they're breathing out big, solid clouds into the chill air.

    • 2.2(death, destruction)

      final masculine
      fin masculine
      they met a violent end tuvieron un final / fin violento
      • I was with him at the end estuve con él en sus últimos momentos
      • It was hardly the most glorious end for a man who had cheated death so many times in so many of the world's wilder places.
      • For the best part of a century, that clanging sound signalled the abrupt end of an English night out.
      • If Labour wins its expected second landslide it will mark the end of a century of Conservative hegemony.
      • Some suggested its closure signalled the end of the upmarket steakhouse era.
      • The only way to dismantle the " terrorist infrastructure " would be to put an end to the occupation.
      • Grappling with insurgency appears to be the daily assignment with no end in sight.
      • His initial one month deal came to an end at the weekend but the Conference side were keen to keep him there for longer.
      • The last few weeks have seen the end of a link between Hull and the university that has been part of city life for many years.
      • Ward councillors have reacted with dismay, saying it will mean the end of historical links.

    • 2.3(outcome)

      final masculine
      • The Respondent, on the face of it to further his own ends but also in his view to further the wishes of the assignors, dealt with the matter in such a way that he simply cut out the input of the assignors' solicitors.
      • The religious leader said politicians were trying to use religion to further their own ends, using sectarian violence as a tool.
      • To this end I believe that the County Board must act now before an incident like this ends tragically.
      • So he obviously developed a way to use nationalism and identity to further his own ends.
      • Surely the administration would not resort to blackmailing us into allowing the use of the airport to further their own ends?
      • Carla and Paul are drawn to each other, forming a strange partnership, partially fueled by somewhat repressed desire, as well as their willingness to use each other to further their own ends.
      • In other words, no one can prove conclusively we are lying, so we will continue to lie in order to further our own ends.
      • He was happy to use me to further his own ends, secure in the knowledge that he'd take me out with virtually no effort when the time came.
      • If you have caused his family any unnecessary pain to further your own ends, then you do not deserve to be in his life at all.
      • But on the other hand, if we are down about life, and unsure of our ends and goals, enhancement technologies won't help us.
      • This view fuelled an increasingly ruthless pursuit of methods by which to harness nature for purely utilitarian ends, motivated by desire for control, power and wealth.
      • Human action is the purposeful striving after desired ends.
      • Some might try and use those deaths for their own ends, or to justify their belief that we should never have walked this path.
      • This refers to a group of persons who participate in common activity and experience a psychological sense of togetherness as shared ends are sought.
      • Our ends and values are shared with others and conditioned by the societies in which we live.
      • In brief, shared ends are insufficient to anchor the liberal polity; there must be shared justifications as well.
      • But the only people who share identical ends for the identical reasons with identical intensity are identical people.
      • Indeed, it is arguable that one can only achieve ones ends by engaging in means that those who oppose you will understand and that will hurt them seriously enough to make them take notice.
      • Sadly this often results in the initiative itself becoming the end in itself rather than the means to it.
      • So if we believe that economic growth is what makes societies happy, promoting innovation can be this way linked to human ends.

  • 3

    fin masculine
    to use sth for one's own ends usar algo para sus (or mis etc.) propios fines
    • for political ends con fines políticos
    • to this end con / a este fin
  • 4

    • 4.1(in football, tennis, netball)

      to change ends cambiar de lado
      • at the Saints' end en el área que defienden los Saints

    • 4.2(in US football)

      extremo masculine
      defensive/tight end extremo defensivo/cerrado
      • He was a pass-rushing defensive end in college.
      • "He's one of the top defensive ends in this league, " Lewis says.
      • They are, however, ready to finally have a decent receiving tight end.
      • The team puts four ends on the field and gets heavy pressure without blitzing.
      • The ends line up directly in front of the offensive tackles.
      • His presence was also valuable in set pieces at both ends of the pitch.

transitive verb

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    (argument/discussion/fight) terminar
    (argument/discussion/fight) dar fin a
    (argument/discussion/fight) poner fin a
    (gossip/speculation) acabar con
    (gossip/speculation) terminar con
    • Improbably yet convincingly, the film ends on an optimistic note.
    • Here the film ends on a high note, suggesting that the experience is a positive one.
    • The first season's contest ends on Thursday.
    • Death ends life before you have a chance to learn and live.
    • The film ends with the death of the kestrel at the hands of the boy's older brother in brutal retribution for a bet he didn't place.
    • Another version ends with the death of the gang members and their leader.
    • The opera ends not with the death of Rusalka and the Prince, but with Rusalka's sexual thawing.
    • After all, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire begins with a nightmare and ends with a death.
    • The sale of this house ends yet another tradition.
    • When the interview ends, you share a burst of laughter with your mates because of the near miss.
    • The deal ends two weeks of consolidations in the sector.
    • Make sure every training session ends on a happy note, this is crucial.
    • The campaign and the European war officially ended at midnight on 8 May 1945.
    • The French midfield star's dazzling season was prematurely ended by a knee injury he picked up last week.
    • Some faculty members find the prospect of abruptly ending their academic careers distasteful and choose instead to postpone retirement.
    • The meeting in Geneva thus ended abruptly in high-visibility failure.
    • His career was prematurely ended by his tragic death in a plane crash in 1939 at the age of 55.
    • The year ended on a positive note with their films performing well at the box-office.
    • For folks of my political persuasion, last year ended on a very bleak note.
    • The waiter arrived with our meals, effectively ending our conversation.
    • The first half, which was full of excellent football, ended scoreless.
    • There could not be a better way to end what has been a great campaign.
    • The season ends on a positive note with the beginnings of a more experienced team.
    • We do not believe that life ends with this death.
    • But there's a strange exception to this doctrine. It ends when you reach America's shores.
    • An alley runs from 12th Street behind the entire strip, and it ends before reaching 13th in a concrete wall.
    • It ends when we reach the quantum limit to computing speeds.
    • A winding road that ends at the back of the property in a shady grove of trees reaches the main office.
    • You see our district had no boundaries that we knew of, so we had to find out where it began and ended, if it did at all.
    • It is hard now to identify at what point high principle ended and pre-election politicking began.
    • The two men fell out over where their respective remits began and ended.
    • The universe is so large that we can not even fathom where it ends or begins.
    • It was still rather foggy out, so I couldn't tell where the dirt path ends or begins.
    • Where the top blade ends, the bottom blade makes a beveled angle of thirty degrees until the sharp tip is even with the edge of the upper blade.
    • A few kilometres from the last former Soviet army checkpoint, the tarmac ends and the journey to Ground Zero continues off-road, across the parched and endless steppe.
    • Following the course of these small island spate rivers to where their journey ends and heather turns to sand is a fine way to fish.
    • The K, or critical point, marks where the landing area ends and the hill begins to flatten out.
  • 2

    concluir formal
    how about a cup of coffee to end the meal? ¿qué tal un café para terminar la comida?
    • the scene which ends the movie la escena con (la) que acaba / termina la película
    • Remember their fine display against Dublin this time a year ago when the match ended in a draw?
    • There was very little between the teams and it was appropriate that the match ended in a draw.
    • That was the third and last time Kent visited these parts and it was the only game that ended in a definite result.
    • It was the first one-day international final to end in a tie and only the fourth in England's history.
    • As he tells the BBC, there's no point undertaking a project out of malice as it usually ends in bad results.
    • The floral notes came through in the flavour, matched with a real wheaty balance and ending in a crisp dry finish.
    • My argument was that whenever I watch even part of a football match, it ends in a penalty shoot-out.
    • As the game drew to a close, it seemed a fairly even match would end in defeat on all four rinks.
    • This is true, he says, despite the fact that almost one in three marriages eventually ends in divorce.
    • Glenda was nursing a broken heart after her first marriage ended in divorce.
    • They might have expected to finish last but both ended in fifth place scoring vital points for the team.
    • It is a love that cannot last, a love that must be terminated or will end in death.
    • The Josephians are unbeaten this season having played eleven matches and all ending in no decision.
    • The encounter ends in a draw and everyone, young and old, is friends again.
    • But after their two children were born, the marriage went downhill, eventually ending in divorce.
    • We've all heard the statistic that half of all marriages end in divorce.
    • Mexico has won seven times, and four matches ended in a draw.
    • To date all the matches had ended in a stalemate.
    • Caroline's two previous marriages ended in disaster.

intransitive verb

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    concluir formal
    the concert ends at eleven el concierto acaba / termina a las once
    • his career/life ended tragically su carrera/vida terminó de un modo trágico
    • a word ending in 'x' una palabra que termina con 'x'
    • it always ends with me apologizing al final siempre soy yo el que pide perdón