fuzz
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Usage note
The plural of “fuzz” is “fuzz” or “fuzzes.” In the sense shown in 2), it must be preceded by the definite article and may be used with a singular or plural form of the verb.
fuzz(
fuhz
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fine coating)
a. la pelusa
(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).
That new sweater left some fuzz on your shirt.Ese suéter nuevo dejó algo de pelusa en tu camisa.
b. el vello
(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).
You don't have a beard yet, but you've got a bit of fuzz on your face.No tienes barba todavía, pero sí un poco de vello en la cara.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(police)
a. la poli
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The fuzz didn't have any evidence, so they had to let me go.La poli no tenía pruebas, así que me tuvieron que soltar.
b. la tira
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Let's get out of here! The fuzz is coming!¡Vámonos! ¡Ya viene la tira!
c. la pasma
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
If you squeal to the fuzz, I'll make sure you're fed to the dogs.Si cantas a la pasma, haré que te coman vivo los perros.
d. la cana
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Southern Cone)
We can't do any more business around here. The fuzz have got this neighborhood on lockdown.Ya no podemos hacer negocios por aquí, la cana tiene este barrio bloqueado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to make blurred)
a. dejar borroso
Maybe we can fuzz the edges of the image so that the focus is on the flower head.Tal vez podamos dejar borrosos los bordes de la imagen para que la atención se centre en la cabeza de la flor.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to become frizzy)
a. encresparse
The sea air always makes my hair fuzz and become unmanageable.El aire de mar siempre hace que mi pelo se encrespe y sea imposible de manejar.
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fuzz
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (on peach, skin)
a. la pelusa
(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).
2. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
the fuzzla poli
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fuzz [fʌz]
noun
1 (on chin) vello (m); (fluff) pelusa (f)
2
the fuzz la poli (informal); la pasma (very_informal); (Esp) los tiras (very_informal); (Chile)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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