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American English: /ˈɪmˌpəls/
British English: /ˈɪmpʌls/

Translation of impulse in Spanish:


  • 1 (urge) my first impulse was to stop her
    mi primer impulso fue pararla
    acting on (an) impulse
    llevado por un impulso
    on impulse, I ran after her
    sin pensarlo, salí corriendo tras ella
    I had a sudden, wild impulse to start shouting
    de repente me entraron unas ganas locas de ponerme a gritar
    (before noun) it was an impulse buy
    lo compré en un impulso
    fue una compra impulsiva
    Example sentences
    • Bergman wants to portray the powerful, often destructive desires and impulses lying beneath placid social exteriors.
    • I had a sudden impulse to tell the woman pouring the wine that I loved her.
    • Driven by a mad impulse, I strolled up to the road in front of the cab, and stood before it.
  • 2 (impetus, force) electrical/nerve impulse
    impulso eléctrico/nervioso
    Example sentences
    • Even so, in this process the educated must provide the initial impulse; they must make the masses conscious of themselves and of their destiny.
    • The individual provides the impulse which sets the process of litigation in motion, but the institution - the law - defines the terms.
    • One of the main impulses for devolution in the 1980s and 1990s was the need to defend the social democratic settlement in Scotland and Wales from the neo-liberal attack.
    Example sentences
    • This will open the door for the realization that man exists within a huge field of gravitational and magnetic impulses.
    • The process of minimizing an impact force can be approached from the definition of the impulse of force.
    • This hypothesis has been around for decades and the study of it has failed to generate enough positive data to lead us to believe that sound waves instead of ion flux is how impulses are generated.
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