- 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) humoMore example sentences1.2 (London) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial, dated/familiar, anticuado] the Smoke Londres
- 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.
- 2 2.1 countable/numerable (cigarette) [colloquial/familiar] cigarrillo (m), pitillo (m), pucho (m) (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar] 2.2 (act) (no plural/sin plural) to have a smoke fumarse un cigarrillo I must have a smoke me muero por fumarme un cigarrilloMore example sentences2.3 uncountable/no numerable (marijuana) [slang/argot] maría (feminine) [slang/argot], hierba (feminine) [slang/argot], mota (feminine) (Central America, México/América Central, México) [slang/argot]
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- 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.
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- 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."
- 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.
- 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 humoMore 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.
- 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?More 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.
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- 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.