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smoke
American English: /smoʊk/
British English: /sməʊk/

Translation of smoke in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (from fire) the smoke-filled room
    la habitación llena or cargada de humo
    to go up in smoke (hopes)
    esfumarse
    desvanecerse
    (ambitions/plans)
    quedar en agua de borrajas
    (books/papers)
    quemarse
    there's no smoke without fire, where there's smoke there's fire
    cuando el río suena … (piedras lleva or agua lleva or (River Plate area) agua trae or (Chile) piedras trae)
    donde hay humo hay fuego
    (before noun) smoke blue
    azul (masculine) grisáceo
    smoke gray
    gris (masculine) humo
    Example sentences
    • Choking acrid smoke from the burning building engulfed nearby streets and flames could be seen leaping high into the sky.
    • When Mr Glister opened the back door to the club he was met by intense heat and thick smoke from his burning car.
    • He said the large volume of smoke was caused by burning tar.
    1.2 (London) (British English) [colloquial] [dated] the Smoke

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (person)
    fumar
    do you smoke?
    ¿fumas?
    do you mind if I smoke?
    ¿te molesta que fume or si fumo?
    Example sentences
    • The report also showed 10 per cent of pupils were tobacco smokers - smoking at least one cigarette a week.
    • There are indications that using smokeless tobacco could be as detrimental to fetal health as cigarette smoking.
    • There is no ventilation system that reduces or eliminates the carcinogenic products of second-hand smoke or the sidestream smoke from cigarette smoking.
  • 2 (give off smoke)
    echar humo
    humear
    the fire was still smoking
    todavía salía humo de la hoguera
    la hoguera todavía humeaba
    the chimney was smoking in the distance
    se veía a lo lejos el humo de la chimenea
    that wood is smoking badly
    esa madera echa mucho humo
    Example sentences
    • The fire smoked on, until eventually a fireman was given the all-clear to escort me safely to my door.
    • The fires had to be lit and sometimes were left burning all night if there was a smoke problem, as a ‘clear’ fire never smoked.
    • Ships were still smoking and fires kept breaking out on the harbor and Matt knew that no matter what happened after this, he would never forget it.

transitive verb

  • 1
    (cigarettes/tobacco)
    fumar
    I smoke ten a day
    (me) fumo diez al día
    he smokes a pipe
    fuma en pipa
    do you mind if I smoke my pipe?
    ¿te molesta si enciendo or (in Latin America also) prendo la pipa?
  • 2 (cure)
    (fish/meat/cheese)
    ahumar
    Example sentences
    • Smoked salmon can be substituted by any oily fish or even smoked venison or duck.
    • The latter are dumplings made with Bauernspeck, carefully cured and smoked bacon, a prominent speciality of the whole of the Tyrol.
    • Use a smoked gammon knuckle, smoked ham hock or whatever smoked bacon bones you can find - or talk your butcher into selling you the ham bone when they get to the end of carving off the meat.

Phrasal verbs

smoke out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1 (flush out)
(animal/person)
hacer salir (ahumando su guarida etc)
(dissident/mole)
poner al descubierto
2 (fill with smoke) (British English) smoke up

smoke up

verb + adverb + object, verb + object + adverb (American English)
(beehive)
ahumar
(room/house)
llenar de humo
ahumar

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