Translation of "action" - English-Portuguese dictionary


noun uk /ˈæk·ʃən/ us /ˈæk·ʃən/

B1 [ no plural ] exciting or important things that are happening

He likes movies with a lot of action.

something that you do

We are all responsible for our actions.
Quick action is needed if we are going to save lives.
take action

to do something in order to solve a problem

tomar medidas, atuar
We must take action before the problem gets worse.
out of action

damaged or hurt and not able to operate or move

enguiçado, fora de combate
My car’s out of action.
I got hurt playing football, so I’m out of action this week.

(Translation of “action” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)