blot

blot(
blat
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (stain)
a. la mancha
(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).
(F)
I noticed there was still a blot of blood on the carpet.Me fijé que aún había una mancha de sangre en la alfombra.
b. el borrón
(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).
(M)
My fountain pen was leaking, so there were blots all over the paper.Mi pluma perdía tinta y había borrones por todo el papel.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(flaw)
a. la mancha
(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).
(F)
We think the decision to go to war was a blot on the record of this government.Creemos que la decisón de entrar en guerra fue una mancha en el expediente de este gobierno.
b. la tacha
(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).
(F)
There was only one blot on the day's festivities.Las celebraciones de ese día solo tenían una tacha.
c. la mácula
(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).
(F)
Victoria ended her career without a single blot on her reputation.Victoria terminó su carrera con una reputación sin mácula.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to stain)
a. manchar
It's a shame this incident of cheating has blotted an otherwise unblemished record.Es una lástima que este asunto de hacer trampa manchara un historial por lo demás sin tacha.
b. emborronar
The teacher used to get annoyed if we blotted our exercise books.El profesor solía enojarse si emborronábamos nuestros cuadernos.
4. (to pat dry)
a. secar
Lisa put on some lipstick and blotted it with a tissue.Lisa se puso lápiz de labios y lo secó con un pañuelo de papel.
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blot
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of ink)
a. la borrón m, mancha
(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).
(F)
2. (fig)
a. la tacha f, mácula
(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).
(F)
3. (fig)
a.
to be a blot on the landscapeestropear el paisaje
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (stain)
a. emborronar, manchar
5. (fig)
a.
he had blotted his copybookhabía manchado su reputación
6. (with blotting paper)
a. secar
blot [blɒt]
noun
[of ink] borrón (m); mancha (f); (on reputation etc) tacha (f); mancha (f)
the chimney is a blot on the landscape la chimenea afea el paisaje
a blot on the family escutcheon una mancha en el honor de la familia
transitive verb
1 (spot) (with ink) manchar; [+reputation] desacreditar
to blot one's copybook (Britain) manchar su reputación
2 (dry) (with blotter) [+ink, writing] secar;
intransitive verb
[+pen] echar borrones; [+ink] correrse;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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