Translation of "action" - English-Spanish dictionary

action

noun uk /ˈæk·ʃən/ us /ˈæk·ʃən/

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

acción
He likes movies with a lot of action.

something that you do

acto
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, pasar a la acción
We must take action before the problem gets worse.
out of action

damaged or hurt and not able to operate or move

fuera 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-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

action

noun /ˈӕkʃən/

something done

actuación, acción
Action, not talking, is necessary if we are to defeat the enemy
You’ll have to take action immediately
The firemen are ready to go into action.

movement

juego
Tennis needs a good wrist action.

a legal case

demanda
He brought an action for divorce against his wife.

the events (of a play, film etc)

acción
The action of the play takes place on an island.

a battle; fighting

combate
He was killed in action
Our troops fought an action against the enemy.

the mechanical parts of a machine or the way the parts move

Maquinaria Activa
The action of the clock needs adjusting.
action replay /ˈækʃən ˈriplei/ noun

(British ) an interesting moment in a sports game which is repeated, often more slowly, immediately after it happened; instant replay(American)

Repeticion
We watched an action replay of the goal.
in action

doing what something is designed to

en funcionamiento
I would like to see the machine in action.
out of action

not working

fuera de servicio, averiado
My car’s out of action this week because it’s being repaired.

(Translation of “action” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)