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smoke

Pronunciation: /sməʊk/

Translation of smoke in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (from fire) humo (masculine) 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/Río de la Plata) agua trae or (Chile) piedras trae), donde hay humo hay fuego (before noun/delante del nombre) 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/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] [dated/anticuado] the Smoke Londres

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 [person] fumar do you smoke? ¿fumas? do you mind if I smoke? ¿te molesta que fume or si fumo?
  • 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

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 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/en América Latina también) prendo la pipa?

Phrasal verbs

smoke out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (flush out) [animal/person] hacer* salir ([ ahumando su guarida etc ]); [dissident/mole] poner* al descubierto 1.2 (fill with smoke) (British English/inglés británico) smoke up

smoke up

verb + adverb + object, verb + object + adverb/verbo + adverbio + complemento, verbo + complemento + adverbio (American English/inglés norteamericano)
[beehive] ahumar*; [room/house] llenar de humo, ahumar*

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