el grifo
-the faucet
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grifo

grifo(
gree
-
foh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (plumbing)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. faucet
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Abrió el grifo pero no salía agua.She turned on the faucet, but no water came out.
b. tap
Yo quiero agua del grifo, por favor.I want tap water, please.
2. (place to get gas)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. gas station
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Paré en el grifo a cargar gasolina.I stopped at the gas station to get gas.
b. petrol station (United Kingdom)
No hay ni un grifo en este tramo de la carretera.There isn't a single petrol station in this section of the highway.
3. (for putting out fires)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. fire hydrant
Los bomberos utilizaron el grifo para apagar el incendio.The firefighters used the fire hydrant to extinguish the fire.
4. (mythology)
a. griffin
Los grifos son parte águila y parte león.Griffins are part eagle and part lion.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
5. (hair)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. curly
Tiene pelo grifo pero le gustaría tenerlo lacio.She has curly hair, but she'd like it to be straight.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(stoned)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. high
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Estaba tan grifo que no se dio cuenta de lo que hizo.He was so high that he didn't realize what he did.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(drunk)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. plastered
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Se puso grifo en la boda de su hermana.He got plastered at his sister's wedding.
8. (arrogant) (Andes)
a. snobbish
La gente grifa trata a todos como si fueran inferiores.Snobbish people treat everyone as if they were inferior.
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grifo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (llave)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. tap (United Kingdom)
b. faucet
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
grifo monomandomixer tap
2. (gasolinera)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. petrol station (United Kingdom)
b. gas station
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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grifo
1 [de agua] tap; faucet; (EEUU) (a presión) cock
agua del grifo tap water; cerveza (servida) al grifo draught o draft beer; (EEUU)
cerrar el grifo to turn off the tap; cut off the funds
2 (Latinoamérica) (surtidor de gasolina) petrol pump; gas pump; (EEUU) (And) (gasolinera) petrol station; gas station; (EEUU) (bar) dive (familiar);
3 (S. Cone) [de incendios] fire hydrant
grifoa grifa
adjective
1
estar grifo (México) (borracho) to be plastered (familiar); be soused (familiar); (EEUU) (loco) to be nuts (familiar); (drogado) to be high (familiar); be doped up (familiar)
2 (And) (engreído) snobbish; stuck-up (familiar)
1 [de drogas] (fumador) dope smoker (familiar); (adicto) dope addict (familiar)
2 (borracho) drunkard
grifoa grifa
adjective
1 [+pelo] curly; kinky
2 (Caribe) [+persona] black
(Caribe) black man/woman; black person
grifo
(Mitología) griffin
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