heat
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heat(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (high temperatures)
a. el calor
(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).
The summer heat was unbearable.El calor del verano era insoportable.
2. (heating)
a. la calefacción
(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 heat broke down in the middle of the winter.La calefacción se estropeó en mitad del invierno.
3. (culinary)
a. el fuego
(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).
Cook over a low heat for a further ten minutes.Cocínalo a fuego lento durante diez minutos más.
4. (intensity)
a. la exaltación
(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).
In the heat of the moment, I didn't think of the consequences.Me dejé llevar por la exaltación del momento y no pensé en las consecuencias.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(stress or coercion)
a. la presión
(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 authorities turned up the heat on the banks.Las autoridades han pasado a ejercer mayor presión sobre los bancos.
b. la tensión
(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).
Her laugh took the heat out of the situation.Su risa restó tensión a la situación.
6. (zoology)
a. el celo
(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).
Our bitch is in heat, and we want to mate her with that German shepherd.Nuestra perra está en celo y queremos aparearla con ese pastor alemán.
7. (sports)
a. la prueba eliminatoria
(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 won all heats and went on to win the final.Ganó todas las pruebas eliminatorias y después la final.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to warm)
a. calentar
The apartment faces north and is difficult to heat.El apartamento está orientado hacia el norte y es difícil de calentar.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (to become hot)
a. calentarse
The water heated quickly.El agua se calentó enseguida.
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heat
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (high temperature)
a. el calor
(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).
to cook at a high/moderate/low heatcocinar a fuego vivo/moderado/lento
to turn up the heatsubir el fuego
2. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to turn up the heat on somebodypresionar a alguien
heat exhaustioncolapso por exceso de calor
heat hazecalima f
heat losspérdida de calor
heat rashsarpullido m
3. (medicine)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
heat treatmenttermoterapia f
4. (passion)
a. el calor
(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).
in the heat of the moment/of the argumentcon el acaloramiento del momento/de la pelea
5. (of female animal)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
on heaten celo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (general)
a. calentar
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heat [hiːt]
noun
1 (warmth) calor (m);(also heating) calefacción (f)
in the heat of the day en las horas de más calor
on or over a low heat (Cookery) a fuego lento
2 (excitement) calor (m); (vehemence) vehemencia (f); (pressure) presión (f)
in the heat of the moment/battle en el calor del momento/de la batalla; he replied with some heat contestó bastante indignado or con bastante acaloramiento
when the heat is on cuando hay presión
it'll take the heat off us esto nos dará un respiro
to take the heat out of a situation reducir la tensión de una situación
to turn on the heat empezar a ejercer presión; (Pol) crear un ambiente de crisis
the heat is on ha llegado la hora de la verdad
we played well when the heat was on a la hora de la verdad supimos jugar bien
3 (Dep) prueba (f) (eliminatoria)
dead heat empate (m)
4 (Zool) [of dogs, cats] celo (m)
to be in or on heat (Britain) estar en celo
5
the heat (US) (police) la poli (informal); la pasma (very_informal); (Esp) la cana (very_informal); (S. Cone)
6 (US) (criticism)
he took a lot of heat for that mistake se llevó muchos palos por ese error
transitive verb
(warm) calentar
they heat their house with coal su casa tiene calefacción de carbón
intransitive verb
calentarse
modifier
heat exhaustion (n) agotamiento (m) por el calor
heat haze (n) calina (f); calima (f)
heat loss (n) pérdida (f) de calor
heat rash (n) sarpullido (m)
heat shield (n) escudo (m) contra el calor
heat treatment (n) tratamiento (m) de calor
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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