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humo

Translation of humo in English:

sustantivo masculino

  • 2
    also: humos masculino plural
    (aires) See examples: ¡vaya humos que tiene!
    she really puts on o gives herself airs
    [familiar]
    she really thinks she's the bees knees o the cat's whiskers
    [familiar]
    bajarle los humos a alguien
    to take somebody down a peg or two
    subírsele los humos a la cabeza a alguien, se le han subido los humos a la cabeza
    he's become very high and mighty o very stuck-up
    [familiar]
Example sentences
  • El monóxido de carbono es un gas integrante del humo del tabaco.
  • Protección contra la exposición involuntaria al humo ambiental del tabaco.
  • Evitar la inhalación de los humos generados por fuego.

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