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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 (Río de la Plata) agua trae or (Chile) piedras trae)
    (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) [colloquial] [dated] the Smoke
  • 2 2.1 countable (cigarette) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Chandler pulled out his pack of cigarettes and lit his smoke, after leaning me against the building so I didn't fall over.
    • I heard a voice say hey youngfella, have you got a smoke. I gave him one and we start talking. I ask him how long he has been here.
    • "I came to smoke and talk with my cousin," said Slim Coyote, "so give me a smoke while I'm waiting. He won't mind, he's my cousin."
    Example sentences
    • Expect quiet here today, as I'm off to The Smoke for the day.
    • As you know I had high hopes for this trip to the Smoke.
    • Apparently you can get an illegal handgun down in the Smoke for as little as 2-300.
    2.2 (act) (no plural) to have a smoke
    fumarse un cigarrillo
    I must have a smoke
    me muero por fumarme un cigarrillo
    Example sentences
    • Plus, when he went outside the apartment to take a quick smoke, he just looked like those fathers on the 50's sitcoms.
    • He says that he'd like one of his cigarettes for a smoke, then runs and smashes his hand through the window and gets a carton.
    • Although I was trying to quit smoking, the beer gave me a bad craving and when Mike went for a smoke, I followed and asked to bum one.
    2.3 uncountable (marijuana) [slang]

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 (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) smoke up

smoke up

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