humo
masculine noun
1. smoke (producto de combustión); steam (vapor); fumes (de vehículo)
  • echar humo (informal figurative) -> to be fuming, to have smoke coming out of one's ears
  • se hizo humo (informal) -> he made himself scarce (desapareció)
also:
  • humos ->
  • bajarle a alguien los humos (informal) (soberbia) -> to take somebody down a peg or two
  • con esa derrota se les han bajado los humos -> that defeat has brought them back down to earth
  • darse humos -> to give oneself airs

humo [oo’-mo]
noun
1. Smoke, the visible effluvium from something burning. (m)
2. Vapor (vapor), steam, fumes (gases). (m)
3. Thin, clear, black silk stuff. (m)
  • Hacer humo -> to smoke
noun, plural
4. Families or houses in a town or village (hogares).
5. Vanity, petty pride, haughtiness, presumption (presunción). (Metaphorical)
  • Bajar los humos a uno -> to take somebody down a peg
  • Tener humos para -> to have the nerve to
  • Cortina de humo, smoke screen. ¡Cuántos humos tiene -> how presumptuous he is
  • Hacerse humo -> to vanish into thin air
  • Se le bajaron los humos -> he was put in his place
  • Se le han subido los humos a la cabeza -> he’s got on his high horse
  • Tener muchos humos -> to put on airs

humo
1 (de fuego, cigarro) smoke; (gases) fumes
plural
; (p)
(vapor) vapour; vapor; (EEUU) steam
echar humo to smoke; to be fuming
convertirse en humo to vanish without a trace
hacerse humo
irse todo en humo (And) (S. Cone)
to disappear; clear off (familiar); scarper (familiar)
írsele al humo a algn (Latinoamérica) to jump sb (familiar)
a humo de pajas thoughtlessly; heedlessly
ni hablaba a humo de pajas nor was he talking idly
quedó en humo de pajas it all came to nothing
tomar la del humo to beat it (familiar)
lo que hace humo es porque está ardiendodonde se hace humo es porque hay fuego there's no smoke without fire
2 humos (vanidad) conceit
singular
; (s)
airs
tener muchos humos to think a lot of o.s.; have a big head
bajar los humos a algn to take sb down a peg (or two)
darse humos to brag; boast
tener humos para hacer algo
vender humos to brag; talk big (familiar)
3 humos (hogares) homes; hearths

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