scald
transitive verb
1. (to burn) 
a. escaldar 
She spilled the hot coffee, and it scalded her leg.Se le cayó el café caliente, y le escaldó la pierna.
2. (to heat nearly to boiling) 
a. calentar 
The next step in the recipe is to scald the milk.El siguiente paso de la receta es calentar la leche.
noun
3. (burn) 
Alice put some ointment on the scald on her hand.Alice se puso un poco de ungüento en la escaldadura en su mano.
scald
Noun
1. (general) 
a. la escaldadura (F) 
transitive verb
2. (general) 
a. escaldar 
scald [skɔːld]
noun
escaldadura (f)
transitive verb
(gen) escaldar; [+milk] calentar
to run like a scalded cat (Britain) correr como gato escaldado; correr como alma que lleva el diablo (informal)
Scrambling around to recover his glasses, he darted to his car like a scalded cat and clambered in The Derby winner of that year set off like a scalded cat, and was never caught
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