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plomo
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plomo(
ploh
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moh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (metal)
a. lead
El análisis del agua mostraba un alto porcentaje de plomo.The water analysis showed a high percentage of lead.
2. (metal weight)
a. plumb line
El equipo de rescate dejó caer un plomo para comprobar la profundidad del río.The rescue team dropped a plumb line to check the depth of the river.
b. weight
Pon un plomo a la red para que se hunda en el agua.Attach a weight to the net so that it sinks in the water.
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(bullets)
a. lead
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Le dijeron que lo llenarían de plomo si no se callaba la boca.They told him they would pump him full of lead if he didn't keep his mouth shut.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dull person or thing)
a. bore
Ese plomo se pasó dos horas hablando de sí mismo.That bore spent two hours talking about himself.
5. (electricity)
a. fuse
La tormenta hizo saltar los plomos.The storm blew the fuses.
6. (color)
a. lead gray
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Este suéter viene en plomo o negro.This sweater is available in lead gray or black.
b. lead grey (United Kingdom)
El plomo es el color perfecto para un traje moderno y sofisticado.Lead grey is the perfect color for for a modern, sophisticated suit.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (color)
a. lead gray
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El detective llevaba puesto un abrigo plomo.The detective was wearing a lead-gray coat.
b. lead grey (United Kingdom)
La falda de Teresa no es negra, sino ploma.Teresa's skirt isn't black, but lead grey.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dull)
a. boring
Tengo esa profesora plomo para matemáticas.I have that boring teacher for math.
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plomo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (metal)
a. lead
sin plomounleaded
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
caer a plomoto fall o drop like a stone
3. (pieza de metal)
a. lead weight
4. (fusible)
a. fuse
5. (colloquial)
a. bore, drag
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plomo
1 (metal) lead
plomo derretido molten lead; gasolina con plomo leaded petrol; gasolina sin plomo unleaded petrol; soldadito de plomo tin soldier
sacar plomo a algo to make light of sth; play sth down
2 (plomada) plumb line; [de pesca] weight; sinker
a plomo true; vertical(ly); (justo) just right; caer a plomo to fall heavily o flat
3 (Electricidad y Eléctronica) fuse
se han fundido los plomos the fuses have blown; se le fundieron los plomos (España) he blew his top (familiar)
4 (pesadez) bore
5 especialmente (Latinoamérica) (bala) bullet
6 (México) (tiroteo) gunfight
adjective
1 (Latinoamérica) (gris) grey; gray; (EEUU) lead-coloured; lead-colored; (EEUU)
2
ponerse plomo (enfadarse) to dig one's heels in
se puso plomo y hasta que no accedí no cejó en su insistencia
3 (pesado) boring; dull
no seas plomo don't be such a bore
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