There are 2 translations of pump in Spanish:

pump1

Pronunciation: /pʌmp/

n

  • 2 [Clothing] 2.1 (court shoe) (AmE) zapato (m) (de) salón 2.2 (gym shoe) (BrE) [dated], zapatilla (f)
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    • If you buy the kids plimsolls for PE, rather than pumps, you probably live in East Yorkshire - or outside the region.
    • Amber ran down a side street, suddenly glad that she had worn tennis shoes instead of pumps.
    • She is as guilty as the next girl, admitting to jogging in tennis pumps rather than specialist running shoes.
    2.3 (ballet shoe style) (BrE) bailarina (f), manoletina (f) (Esp) , chatita (f) (RPl)
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    • As the troupe marches Fred down the platform, his dancing pumps dissolve into marching boots.
    • The shoes where really nice black dancing pumps that made me taller.
    • And then of course there's Billy himself, who dances until his pumps start to smoulder in a hugely likeable performance.
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    • These beautiful Christian Louboutin Two Tone Court pumps are to simply die for.
    • I love those late 70s babes. All glossy red lips, court pumps, kinky smiles and not a hint of plastic surgery.

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Word of the day prestado
adj
el vestido no es mío, es prestado = it's not my dress, I borrowed it …
Cultural fact of the day

Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.

There are 2 translations of pump in Spanish:

pump2

vt

  • 1 1.1 (supply) bombear to pump sth into sth [water/oil] bombear algo a algo to pump air into a tire inflar or (Esp tb) hinchar un neumático they have pumped cash into the project for years llevan años invirtiendo dinero en el proyecto our teacher pumped us full of dates el profesor nos embutió una cantidad de fechas they pumped him full of lead [colloquial/familiar] lo acribillaron a balazos 1.2 (drain) to pump sth out of sth sacar* algo de algo con una bomba to pump sb's stomach out hacerle* un lavado de estómago a algn to pump sth dry dejar algo seco to pump sb dry exprimir a algn
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    • Last month an elderly Mayo couple were left homeless when fire fighters were forced to pump water from a nearby river after their house caught fire in the middle of the night.
    • In the end, the fire brigade were forced to pump water from a nearby river.
    • If we were to stop pumping greenhouse gases into the air, the earth would not recognize that it is able to dictate policy.
    1.3 (ask) [colloquial/familiar] he was pumping me for information/money me estaba tratando de (son)sacar información/de sacar dinero
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    • Anyway, our tutor, who believes we are all on the simple side, favours questions with easy and obvious answers and was pumping us for information on Louis XVI.
    • The authorities didn't know at this stage of his movements overseas but they were keen to pump him for information on the prayer room, which was now under close surveillance.
    • After they had pumped me dry of information, the CIC people let me go.
  • 2 [handle/pedal/treadle] mover* de arriba abajo he pumped my hand me dio un fuerte apretón de manos to pump iron [colloquial/familiar] hacer* pesas

vi

  • 1.1 [machine/heart] bombear 1.2 (move vigorously) moverse* con fuerza
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    • There's nothing like 'em for getting the blood pumping and feeling that surge of collective energy.
    • The scene is still vivid in my memory - I was mesmerised, I could feel my heart pumping and the adrenalin flow.
    • The adrenaline was circulating, surging and pumping in the heat of the moment.
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    • Ju had his left hand on the dome, hair standing on end as Ernie pumped the handle like fury.
    • He pumped the handles of slot machines and bet feverishly on the roulette wheel.
    • Then they pumped a handle on the press that squeezed the water out of the cylinder and formed tightly-packed disks.

Phrasal verbs

pump up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (inflate) [tire] inflar, hinchar (Esp) 1.2 (psych up) (AmE) mentalizar* he's really pumped up for the match está totalmente mentalizado para el partido 1.3 (build up) exagerar, sacar* de quicio

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Word of the day prestado
adj
el vestido no es mío, es prestado = it's not my dress, I borrowed it …
Cultural fact of the day

Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.