grease
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grease(
gris
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. la grasa
(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).
You shouldn't pour grease down the train.No se debe tirar la grasa por el fregadero.
2. (lubricant)
a. la grasa
(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).
The mechanic applied white grease to the hinges to stop them from squeaking.El mecánico aplicó grasa blanca a las bisagras para que dejaran de chirriar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to lubricate)
a. engrasar
The mechanic greased the shock absorbers.El mecánico engrasó los amortiguadores.
b. lubricar
She's going to grease the bearings.Va a lubricar los rodamientos.
4. (to apply cooking grease)
a. engrasar
Yolanda greased the baking pan before pouring the batter in.Yolanda engrasó el molde para hornear antes de verter la masa.
b. aceitar
Grease the cooking sheet and add the vegetables for roasting.Aceita la hoja de cocinar y coloca los vegetales para asar.
c. untar con mantequilla (using butter)
If you don't grease the cooking sheet, the cookies will stick.Si no untas la hoja de cocinar con mantequilla, las galletas se quedarán pegadas.
5. (to apply grease to hair)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Carlos Gardel, the great tango singer, used to wear his hair greased back.Carlos Gardel, el gran cantante de tango, solía llevar el pelo engominado.
He greased back his hair.Se puso brillantina en el pelo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (that applies grease)
a. engrasador
He used a grease gun to lubricate the chain.Usó una pistola engrasadora para lubricar la cadena.
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grease
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in cooking, for machine)
a. la grasa
(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).
grease gunpistola engrasadora
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (machine)
a. engrasar, lubricar
3. (cake tin)
a. engrasar
to grease back one's hairengominarse el pelo
4. (colloquial)
a.
to grease somebody's palmuntar a alguien
5. (colloquial)
a.
to move like greased lightningmoverse con la velocidad del rayo
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grease [ɡriːs]
noun
(oil, fat etc) grasa (f); [of candle] sebo (m); (dirt) mugre (f); (lubricant) lubricante (m);
transitive verb
[+baking tin] engrasar; (Aut) etc engrasar; lubricar
like greased lightning como un relámpago
I ran across the room like greased lightning and pulled back the curtain
to grease sb's palm untar la mano a algn
modifier
grease gun (n) pistola (f) engrasadora; engrasadora (f) a presión
grease monkey (n) (US) mecánicoamecánica (m) (f);a mecánica maquinista (m)
grease nipple (n) (Aut) engrasador (m)
grease remover (n) quitagrasas (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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grease monkey
el mecánico
grease the pan
engrasa la sartén
grease the palm of
engrasar
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