USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "runoff."
run-off(
ruhn
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (politics)
a. la segunda vuelta
(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).
(F)
It looks as if the election for governor will go to a run-off.Parece que acabará habiendo una segunda vuelta para la elección de gobernador.
2. (sports)
a. el desempate
(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).
(M)
Barker finished equal first in the individual luge, but was beaten in the run-off.En la prueba de luge individual, Barker empató en el primer puesto pero luego perdió en el desempate.
3. (draining away)
a. la escorrentía
(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).
(F)
Nutrients are removed from the soil by surface run-off.La escorrentía superficial arrastra los nutrientes del suelo.
4. (water that drains away)
a. el agua de escorrentía
(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).
(F)
Stormwater run-off makes footpaths impassable for several months a year.El agua de escorrentía que queda tras las tormentas hace que los caminos sean intransitables durante varios meses al año.
5. (liquid by-product)
a. el residuo líquido
(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).
(M)
Fertilizer run-off from farms in the area is affecting rivers and wildlife.El residuo líquido de los fertilizantes utilizados en las granjas de la zona está afectando a los ríos y la fauna.
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run-off
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el desempate
(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).
(M)
run-off [ˈrʌnɒf]
noun
1 (Dep) carrera (f) de desempate; (Pol) desempate (m); segunda vuelta (f)
2 (Agr) escorrentía (f)
modifier
run-off water (n) aguas (f) de escorrentía
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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