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verb /ʃəu/ ( past tense showed, past participle showed, shown)
to allow or cause to be seen
enseñar, mostrar
Show me your new dress Please show your membership card when you come to the club His work is showing signs of improvement.
to be able to be seen
notarse, verse
The tear in your dress hardly shows a faint light showing through the curtains.
to offer or display, or to be offered or displayed, for the public to look at
Which picture is showing at the cinema? They are showing a new film His paintings are being shown at the art gallery.
to point out or point to
indicar, mostrar
He showed me the road to take Show me the man you saw yesterday.
(often with (a)round) to guide or conduct
conducir, acompañar
Please show this lady to the door They showed him (a)round (the factory).
to demonstrate to
Will you show me how to do it? He showed me a clever trick.
to prove
That just shows / goes to show how stupid he is.
to give or offer (someone) kindness etc
He showed him no mercy.
showy adjective giving an impression of value by a bright and striking outward appearance
llamativo, vistoso
His clothes are too showy for my liking.
showiness noun
ostentación, magnificencia
show business noun the entertainment industry, especially the branch of the theatre concerned with variety shows, comedy etc.
industria del espectáculo
He always wanted a career in show business.
showcase noun a glass case for displaying objects in a museum, shop etc.
vitrina, escaparate
showdown noun an open, decisive quarrel etc ending a period of rivalry etc.
momento decisivo, confrontación decisiva
showground noun an area where displays etc are held.
campo ferial
show-jumping noun a competitive sport in which horses and their riders have to jump a series of artificial fences, walls etc
concurso hípico
(also adjective) a show-jumping competition.
showman noun ( plural showmen) a person who owns or manages an entertainment, a stall at a fair etc.
empresario de espectáculos
showroom noun a room where objects for sale etc are displayed for people to see
sala de exposiciones, salón de muestras
a car showroom.
give the show away to make known a secret, trick etc.
mostrar el juego
good show! (British, informal, old-fashioned) that’s good!
on show being displayed in an exhibition, showroom etc
There are over five hundred paintings on show here.
show off phrasal verb to show or display for admiration
He showed off his new car by taking it to work.
to try to impress others with one’s possessions, ability etc
exhibir(se), lucir(se)
She is just showing off – she wants everyone to know how well she speaks French (noun show-off a person who does this).
show up phrasal verb to make obvious
This light shows up the places where I’ve mended this coat.
to reveal the faults of
avergonzar, desenmascarar
Mary was so neat that she really showed me up.
to stand out clearly
The scratches showed up on the photograph.
to appear or arrive
I waited for her, but she never showed up.
(Definition of show from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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