- 1 u 1.1 (from fire) humo (m) 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 (RPl) agua trae or (Chi) piedras trae), donde hay humo hay fuego (before n) smoke blue azul (m) grisáceo smoke gray gris (m) humoMore example sentences1.2 (London) (BrE) [colloq & dated] 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 c (cigarette) [colloquial/familiar] cigarrillo (m), pitillo (m), pucho (m) (AmL) [familiar/colloquial] 2.2 (act) (no pl) to have a smoke fumarse un cigarrillo I must have a smoke me muero por fumarme un cigarrilloMore example sentences2.3 u (marijuana) [slang/argot] maría (f) [argot/slang], hierba (f) [argot/slang], mota (f) (AmC, Méx) [argot/slang]
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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 (AmL tb) 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.