Quick answer
"Flush" is a noun which is often translated as "el rubor", and "fold" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "doblar". Learn more about the difference between "flush" and "fold" below.
flush(
fluhsh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (reddish color)
a. el rubor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He felt a flush spread to his cheeks when the teacher called his name in class.Sintió que el rubor se extendia por sus mejillas cuando el profesor lo llamó por su nombre en clase.
b. el sonrojo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She said that his comments didn't bother her, but the flush on her face proved otherwise.Dijo que sus comentarios no le molestaban, pero el sonrojo de su cara decía lo contrario.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The woman was extremely thin, and she had a feverish flush.La mujer era delgada en extremo y estaba roja por la fiebre.
When Susan looked at him, an uneasy flush came to his face.Cuando Susan lo miró, él se sonrojó incómodo.
2. (sudden feeling)
a. el arrebato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It seems unwise to make important decisions when you're in a flush of anger like this.Parece imprudente tomar decisiones importantes en medio de un arrebato de rabia como este.
3. (toilet mechanism)
a. la cisterna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He broke the handle and now the toilet's flush is not working.Rompió el tirador y ahora la cisterna del inodoro no funciona.
b. la descarga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Our toilet is broken, so every time you use it, you need two flushes.Nuestro inodoro se rompió, así que cada vez que lo usas, necesitas dos descargas.
4. (poker)
a. el color
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I can't remember. Does a flush beat a straight?No recuerdo: el color ¿le gana a la escalera?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to pour liquid)
a. echar agua (toilet)
I know there were a lot of complaints this morning. Do you know if the toilet is flushing now?Sé que había muchas quejas esta mañana. ¿Sabes si el inodoro echa agua ahora?
6. (to turn red)
a. ruborizarse
He flushed at the thought of having to explain to his mother why he missed her birthday party.Se ruborizó al pensar que tendría que explicarle a su madre por qué se había perdido su fiesta de cumpleaños.
b. sonrojarse
We all saw Diego flush when Sara asked him to go out with her.Todos vimos a Diego sonrojarse cuando Sara le pidió que saliera con ella.
c. ponerse colorado
He flushed out of embarrassment when the teacher discovered that he had not done his homework.Se puso colorado de vergüenza cuando el profesor descubrió que no había hecho su tarea.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to dispose of toilet waste)
a. tirar
If you flush too much toilet paper, you will clog the drain.Si tiras demasiado papel higiénico, vas a tapar el desagüe.
b. tirar de la cadena
Make sure you wash your hands after you flush the toilet.Asegúrate de que te lavas las manos después de tirar de la cadena.
8. (to drive out)
a. levantar
The hunters scoured the woods on horseback for the fox, after their dogs flushed it from cover.Los cazadores buscaban al zorro por todo el bosque a caballo después de que los perros lo levantaran de su refugio.
b. hacer salir
The cops flushed the fugitives from the abandoned building with smoke flares.La policía hizo salir a los fugitivos del edificio abandonado con bengalas de humo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
9. (level)
a. alineado
When you park, try to place the car flush with the sidewalk.Al estacionar, trata de colocar el coche alineado con la acera.
b. al ras
The screw has to be perfectly flush with the surface.El tornillo debe quedar perfectamente al ras de la superficie.
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(with money)
a. forrado
Luckily, our department is flush with cash, so we don't have to submit any grant proposals this year.Por suerte, nuestro departamento está forrado de dinero, así que no tenemos que enviar ninguna propuesta de subvención este año.
b. andar bien de dinero
His family was flush after he reached the settlement in court.Su familia andaba bien de dinero después de llegar a un acuerdo en los tribunales.
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fold(
fold
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to bend)
a. doblar
If you fold your clothes, they fit into the drawers much better.Si doblas tu ropa, cabe mucho mejor en los cajones.
b. plegar
Let's fold these chairs, and put them in the closet.Pleguemos estas sillas y guardémoslas en el armario.
2. (to bring together)
a. plegar
The bird folded its wings.El ave plegó las alas.
b. cruzar (one's arms or hands)
He stood up, folded his arms and waited.Se paró, cruzó los brazos y esperó.
3. (culinary)
a. incorporar
Use a spatula to fold the flour into the batter.Use una espátula para incorporar la harina a la masa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to bend)
a. doblarse
The booklet folds easily so it can fit in your pocket.El librito se dobla facilmente para que pueda caber en el bolsillo.
b. plegarse
There isn't much space. Do these chairs fold?No hay mucho espacio. ¿Se pliegan estas sillas?
5. (to fail)
a. fracasar
They thought the school could endure, but it folded after five years.Creían que la escuela podía perdurar, pero fracasó después de cinco años.
b. quebrar (financially)
The bakery finally folded because they couldn't pay their expenses anymore.La panadería al final quebró porque ya no podían pagar sus gastos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (crease)
a. el pliegue
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I lost my wallet between the folds of the blanket.Perdí mi cartera entre los pliegues de la manta.
b. el doblez
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I stuck a pencil in the fold of my book, and I went to get a coffee.Metí un lápiz en el doblez del libro y fui a por un café.
7. (geology)
a. el pliegue
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Folds can form in rock as a result of changes in heat or pressure.Se pueden formar pliegues en las rocas como resultado de cambios de temperatura o presión.
8. (agriculture)
a. el redil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We gathered stones to build a fold for the sheep.Juntamos piedras para construir un redil para las ovejas.
b. el aprisco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She was looking for a fold where she could bring the sheep.Estaba buscando un aprisco donde poder llevar a las ovejas.
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