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Definición de “case” en inglés


noun (SITUATION)    /keɪs/
B1 [C] a particular situation or example of something: Over a hundred people were injured , in several cases seriously . Jobs are hard to find but in his case that's not the problem because he has so much experience . I wouldn't normally agree but I'll make an exception in this case. The number of new cases of the illness appears to be declining . We have lots of applications from people who want to study here and in each case we consider the candidate very carefully . She was suffering from an extreme case of sunburn .Samples and examplesSituations and circumstances in that case B2 because of the mentioned situation : There's no coffee left ? In that case I'll have tea .Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason (not) the case B1 (not) true : If that is the case then I will be very disappointed .True, real, false, and unreal in any case B2 also: I don't want to go and in any case, I haven't been invited .Also, extra, and in addition (just) in case B1 because of a possibility of something happening , being needed , etc.: I don't think I'll need any money but I'll bring some just in case. Bring a map in case you get lost .Possible and probable in the case of sth/sb in connection with someone or something, or in the situation of something: The law will apply equally to men and women except in the case of maternity leave .Samples and examples a case of sth used when a situation is of a particular type : She doesn't want to work full-time , it's a case of having to.Situations and circumstances a case in point an example that shows that what you are saying is true or helps to explain why you are saying it: Lack of communication causes serious problems and their marriage is a case in point .Samples and examples as the case might be (also whatever the case might be) one of the stated possibilities that is true : When the election is called in April , or June , as the case might be, we shall be ready for it.Being based on or depending on something Gramática:In case (of)In case is a conjunction or adverb. In case of is a preposition.
(Definition of case noun (SITUATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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