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fuel

Pronunciation: /ˈfjuːəl/

Translation of fuel in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 u and c (for heating, lighting) combustible (masculine); (for engines) combustible (masculine), carburante (masculine) to add fuel to the flames o fire echar leña al fuego (before noun/delante del nombre) fuel crisis crisis (feminine) energética fuel policy política (feminine) energética
    Example sentences
    • The main imports are raw materials, petroleum-based fuels, and consumer goods.
    • In 50 years' time there will be very little in the way of fuels to heat, cool, light and power the homes of a rising population, in Australia and worldwide.
    • Almost all of the fuels used for transportation and the majority of the fuels used for heat and electricity come from petroleum products.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (stimulus) acicate (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The latest record by the David Lowery-led Cracker adds fuel to the argument that Americans don't understand irony.
    • They are experienced enough to know how timing and careful selection of language can add fuel to inflamed prejudices.
    • Although neither my friends nor myself ever owned one, these toy robots were fuel for the imagination.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)

  • 1 (provide fuel for) [ship/plane] abastecer* de combustible; [stove/furnace] alimentar

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)

Phrasal verbs

fuel up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (British English/inglés británico)
echar or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) cargar* gasolina, cargar* nafta (River Plate area/Río de la Plata)

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