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case

noun   /keɪs/
A2 a large bag with a handle that you use for carrying clothes when you are travelling maleta
A2 a container for storing or protecting something estuche a pencil case
B1 a particular situation or example of something caso We usually ask for references, but in your case it will not be necessary.
something that is decided in a court of law caso a divorce case
a crime that the police are trying to solve caso a murder case Local police have investigated 50 cases of burglary in the past month.
in case
B1 because something might happen por si acaso Bring a chair in case we don’t have enough. I don’t think it will rain, but I’ll bring an umbrella just in case.
in case of something
B1 in preparation for something happening en caso de algo We keep a bucket of water here in case of fire.
be the case
to be true ser el caso A poor diet can make you tired, but I don’t think that’s the case here.
in any case
used to give another reason for something you are saying, or that you have done en cualquier caso I don’t want to go, and in any case, I wasn’t invited.
in that case
because that is the situation en ese caso ‘Peter will be there.’ ‘Oh, in that case, I’ll come too.’
A2 a large bag with a handle that you use for carrying clothes when you are travelling maleta
(Definition of case from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

case

noun /keis/
an instance or example caso another case of tax evasion a bad case of measles.
a particular situation caso It’s different in my case.
(legal) a legal trial caso The judge in this case has been very fair.
an argument or reason razón There’s a good case for thinking he’s wrong.
(usually with the) a fact caso I don’t think that’s really the case.
(linguistics ) a form of a pronoun (eg he or him), noun or adjective showing its relation to other words in the sentence. caso
case study noun ( plural case studies)
a piece of research into the development of someone or something over a period of time Estudio de Caso a case study of the fast-food industry.
in case
in order to guard against a possibility por si acaso I’ll take an umbrella in case (it rains).
in case of
if (a particular thing) happens en caso de que In case of emergency, call the following numbers.
in that case
if that should happen or should have happened en ese caso You’re leaving? In that case, I’m leaving too.
(Definition of case from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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