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American English: /fər/
British English: /fəː/

Translation of fur in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable (of animal) (Zoology)
    piel (feminine)
    fur-lined leather gloves
    guantes de cuero forrados de piel
    fake o fun fur
    Example sentences
    • Camel hair is from the extremely soft and fine fur from the undercoat of the camel.
    • The females in particular were sought after for their fine, soft fur.
    • Its fur was soft and fine as she gave it a gentle pat on the head.
    Example sentences
    • He was also wearing a coat with fur trim on the hood and a beret which had a badge on the front.
    • People in towns and cities tend to wear modern clothes made of manufactured cloth, perhaps with fur coats and hats in winter.
    • Leather and/or fur hats can look great on older men who want to keep warm while maintaining their refined, polished look.
  • 2 countable (pelt)
    Example sentences
    • They were comfortable in the warm southern sunshine, but felt strange to one who had worn nothing but animal skins and furs all his life.
    • While it is widely acceptable to object to eating flesh, wearing skins and furs, and sport-hunting of non-human animals, the objection to vivisection is relatively muted in comparison.
    • That's why, for much of history, furs and skins from the more aggressive carnivores have been an essential part of the ceremonial dress of kings, emperors and dictators.
  • 3 countable (garment)
    prenda (feminine) de piel or (Spain tb) de pieles
    Example sentences
    • Walk in, and you'll find everything from funky furs to elegant dress coats.
    • He used vivid shocking pink dyed furs atop huge enveloping coats.
    • He intended to store winter garments and furs for people for a fee.
  • 4 uncountable (on tongue)
    saburra (feminine)
    I woke up with fur on my tongue
    me desperté con la lengua sucia or pastosa
    Example sentences
    • Just had a bit of breakfast and I'm now trying to get the fur off my tongue while writing this.
    • When the functions of an internal organ are disrupted, the symptoms can be discerned in the complexion, eyes, color, voice and texture of the tongue fur.
  • 5 uncountable (limescale) (esp British English)
    Example sentences
    • It, together with calcium carbonate, or the chalk of limestone deposits, is what makes water ‘hard’ and furs up the kettle.

transitive verb

  • fur (up)

    (British English) hard water can fur the pipes
    el agua dura hace que se forme sarro en las tuberías
    Example sentences
    • Most angina is due to disease of the coronary arteries that results when the arteries fur up with fatty deposits.
    • When these arteries fur up with fatty cholesterol deposits, the heart muscle doesn't receive enough blood to work properly.
    • Along with obvious risks of heart disease like smoking or being overweight is the danger posed by cholesterol. It is the fatty substance produced in the liver furs up coronary arteries.

Phrasal verbs

fur up

verb + adverb (British English)
cubrirse de sarro
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