Translation of humo in English:

humo

m

  • 1 (de tabaco, de un incendio) smoke; (gases) fumes (pl) empezó a echar humo smoke started pouring out of it hacerse humo (AmL) [familiar/colloquial] to make oneself scarce [colloquial/familiar] a la hora de pagar siempre se hace humo when it's time to pay the bill he always makes himself scarce o does a vanishing trick [colloquial/familiar] irse/venirse al humo (RPl) [familiar/colloquial], llegó con las tortas y los chicos se fueron al humo she arrived with the cakes and the kids gathered round like bees around a honey pot [colloquial/familiar] llegar al humo de las velas (Arg) to arrive just as everyone is leaving donde hay humo hay fuego there's no smoke without fire echar humo por las orejas [familiar/colloquial] to be fuming [colloquial/familiar]
  • 2
    (humos mpl)
    (aires) ¡vaya humos que tiene! she really puts on o gives herself airs [colloquial/familiar], she really thinks she's the bees knees o the cat's whiskers [colloquial/familiar] bajarle los humos a algn to take sb down a peg or two subírsele los humos a la cabeza a algn, se le han subido los humos a la cabeza he's become very high and mighty o very stuck-up [colloquial/familiar]

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