A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (physics)
a. momentum
El acróbata tomó impulso e hizo un triple salto mortal.The acrobat gathered momentum and did a triple pike.
2. (drive)
a. boost
Ganar el concurso de televisión supuso un gran impulso en su carrera musical.Winning the TV contest was a great boost to her musical career.
b. impetus
La empresa quiere dar un nuevo impulso a su producto menos conocido.The company wants to give a fresh impetus to their least-known product.
c. stimulus
La subida de impuestos sola no será suficiente impulso para reactivar las economías del mundo.Tax increases alone will not be sufficient stimulus to revive economies around the world.
3. (desire)
a. impulse
Siento el impulso de ir al cine siempre cuando olfateo palomitas de maíz.I feel an impulse to go to the movies whenever I smell popcorn.
b. urge
Cuando veo a un cachorro, tengo el impulso de acariciarlo.When I see a puppy, I have the urge to pet it.
4. (anatomy)
a. impulse
El médico me dice que un examen de los reflejos puede comprobar que algo está mal con los impulsos nerviosos.The doctor tells me that a reflex test can verify whether something is wrong with my neural impulses.
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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. (physics)
a. impulse
2. (empuje)
a. momentum
tomar impulsoto take a run-up
3. (estímulo)
a. stimulus, boost
la medida supondrá un impulso al consumothe measure will boost consumption
dar impulso a una iniciativato encourage o promote an initiative
4. (deseo, motivación)
a. impulse, urge
un impulso me hizo gritara sudden impulse made me shout
mi primer impulso fue marcharmemy first instinct was to leave
se deja llevar por sus impulsoshe acts on impulse
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1 (empuje)
le dio tanto impulso que la tiró del columpio he gave her such a push that she fell off the swing; llevaba tanto impulso que no pudo parar a tiempo she was going so fast she couldn't stop in time; coger o tomar impulso to gather momentum
2 (estímulo) boost
un impulso a la economía a boost to the economy; esto dará un impulso a las negociaciones this will give the negotiations a boost; este director ha dado un impulso a la empresa this director has given the company fresh impetus o a boost
3 (deseo instintivo) impulse
un impulso repentino a sudden impulse; mi primer impulso fue salir corriendo my first instinct was to run away; no pude resistir el impulso de abrazarla I couldn't resist the impulse o urge to embrace her; a impulsos del miedo driven (on) by fear
impulso sexual sexual urge; sex drive
4 (Física) (Fisiología) impulse
impulso eléctrico electrical impulse
impulso nervioso nerve impulse
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