Impulso in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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impulso
masculine noun
1. impulse (physics)
2. momentum (empuje)
  • tomar impulso to take a run-up
3. stimulus, boost (estímulo)
  • la medida supondrá un impulso al consumo the measure will boost consumption
  • dar impulso a una iniciativa to encourage o promote an initiative
4. impulse, urge (deseo, motivación)
  • un impulso me hizo gritar a sudden impulse made me shout
  • mi primer impulso fue marcharme my first instinct was to leave
  • se deja llevar por sus impulsos he acts on impulse
impulso
1 (empuje)
le dio tanto impulso que la tiró del columpio he gave her such a push that she fell off the swing; llevaba tanto impulso que no pudo parar a tiempo she was going so fast she couldn't stop in time; coger o tomar impulso to gather momentum
2 (estímulo) boost
un impulso a la economía a boost to the economy; esto dará un impulso a las negociaciones this will give the negotiations a boost; este director ha dado un impulso a la empresa this director has given the company fresh impetus o a boost
3 (deseo instintivo) impulse
un impulso repentino a sudden impulse; mi primer impulso fue salir corriendo my first instinct was to run away; no pude resistir el impulso de abrazarla I couldn't resist the impulse o urge to embrace her; a impulsos del miedo driven (on) by fear
impulso sexual sexual urge; sex drive
4 (Física) (Fisiología) impulse
impulso eléctrico electrical impulse
impulso nervioso nerve impulse
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