cuesta abajo translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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down the hill
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downhill
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to go downhill
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a car was coming down the hill at full {o} top speed
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it costs very little
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it doesn't cost much
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uphill
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it's worth a fucking fortune
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it costs a fortune
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it costs the earth
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it costs next to nothing
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'cuesta abajo' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
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ir cuesta abajo
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ir cuesta abajo
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fue cuesta abajo
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rodamos cuesta abajo
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fue rodando cuesta abajo
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los niños iban rodando cuesta abajo
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cuesta

  
      sf  
1    (=pendiente)   hill, slope  
mi casa está al final de la cuesta      my house is at the top of the hill  
una cuesta empinada      a steep slope  
bajamos la cuesta corriendo      we ran down the hill  
→ cuesta abajo      downhill  
ir cuesta abajo      to go downhill  
→ cuesta arriba      uphill  
me canso más cuando voy cuesta arriba      I get more tired when I go uphill  
se me hace muy cuesta arriba estudiar tan tarde      I find it a struggle to study so late at night  
la cuesta de enero      period of financial stringency following Christmas spending   period of financial stringency following Christmas spending  
2    → a cuestas      on one's back  
siempre va con su guitarra a cuestas      he always goes around with his guitar on his back o slung over his shoulder  
llevé al niño a cuestas a la cama      I carried the child up to bed on my back o shoulders  
se recorrieron Europa con la mochila a cuestas      they went backpacking all around Europe  
se echa todas las responsabilidades a cuestas      she takes all the responsibilities on her own shoulders  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
"cuesta abajo": examples and translations in context
Detrás de la montaña, irán cuesta abajo hasta la meta. Beyond that next mountain, it's all downhill to the finish line.
Lleva desde el 69 andando cuesta abajo. He's been walking downhill since 1969.
Tú vas cuesta abajo a los cuarenta. You're over the hill at forty.
Una vez te caíste cuesta abajo por nosotros. You fell down the slope once for us.
Señora, sus signos vitales continúan cuesta abajo. Ma'am, his vital signs continue on a declining slope.
Claro que no sabe que rodará cuesta abajo. Of course, he doesn't know it's going to roll down into the street.
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