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Translation of "action" - English-Spanish dictionary

action

noun   /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.
(Definition 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.
(Definition of action from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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