smooth

smooth(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (flat)
a. liso
The necklace was made with beach glass and smooth stones.El collar fue hecho con vidrio de mar y piedras lisas.
The table surface is very smooth.La superficie de la mesa es muy lisa.
b. parejo
The patio flooring is smooth.El suelo del patio es parejo.
c. llano
It's a pleasure to drive on a smooth road.Es un placer conducir en una carretera llana.
2. (pleasant to the touch)
a. terso
Her skin is as smooth as a baby's.Tiene la piel tan tersa como la de un bebé.
b. suave
My face is always so smooth after I shave.Mi cara siempre está tan suave después de afeitarme.
3. (of water)
a. en calma
The ocean looks smooth this morning.El mar amaneció en calma.
b. tranquilo
The water in the harbor is very smooth.El agua del puerto está muy tranquila.
4. (uniform)
a. homogéneo
Stir the batter until it is smooth.Remueve la mezcla hasta que esté homogénea.
b. sin grumos
With the proper technique, it's easy to make smooth béchamel sauce.Con la técnica adecuada, es fácil preparar bechamel sin grumos.
5. (without problems)
a. sin complicaciones
The flight from Phoenix was smooth.El vuelo de Phoenix fue sin complicaciones.
b. sin problemas
We had a smooth harbor cruise.Tuvimos un crucero por el puerto sin problemas.
c. poco conflictivo
We had a smooth day at school.Tuvimos un día poco conflictivo en la escuela.
6. (mellow)
a. suave
This whiskey is very smooth.Este güisqui es muy suave.
7. (style)
a. fluido
Edgar's skating was very smooth.El patinaje de Edgar fue muy fluido.
8. (not jerky)
a. suave
The electric engine provides a smooth acceleration.El motor eléctrico proporciona una aceleración suave.
b. bueno
I prefer to avoid flying to Reno because the landings are never smooth there.Prefiero evitar volar a Reno porque los aterrizajes nunca son buenos allá.
c. cómodo
Despite being an economy car, it has a smooth ride.A pesar de ser un carro económico, se viaja cómodo.
9. (slick)
a. obsequioso
Betina is so smooth, she'll pass the class even though she didn't do all the work.Betina es tan obsequiosa que aprobará aunque no haya hecho todo el trabajo.
b. zalamero
Do you like Mauro? - He's cute, but I should avoid him because he's too much of a smooth talker.¿Te gusta Mauro? - Es guapo, pero lo debo evitar porque es demasiado zalamero.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
10. (to make smooth)
a. alisar
Sara smoothed her hair with her hand.Sara se alisó el cabello con la mano.
b. pulir
Years of handling smoothed the coin's edges.Los años de uso pulieron los bordes de la moneda.
c. suavizar
Our new skin cream will smooth your wrinkles, leaving your face younger and more vibrant.Nuestra nueva crema para la piel te suavizará las arrugas dejándote el rostro más joven y vibrante.
d. arreglar
Let me smooth your dress with a quick iron.Déjame arreglar tu vestido con una planchada rápida.
11. (to ease)
a. allanar
Her uncle smoothed the way for her to be admitted to the doctoral program.Su tío allanó el camino para que ella fuera admitida al programa de doctorado.
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smooth
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (not rough; paper, skin)
a. liso(a), suave
2. (road, surface)
a. llano(a), liso(a)
3. (sea)
a. en calma
4. (sauce)
a. homogéneo(a)
5. (wine, whiskey)
a. suave
6. (style)
a. fluido(a)
7. (flight, crossing)
a. tranquilo(a), cómodo(a)
a smooth shaveun afeitado suave
8. (person, manner)
a. meloso(a)
he's a smooth talkertiene el don de la palabra
to be a smooth operatorser un águila, saber cómo llevarse el gato al agua
9. (without problems)
a. sin contratiempos
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
10. (general)
a. alisar
to smooth the way for somebody/somethingallanarle el camino a alguien/algo
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smooth [smuːð]
adjective
smoother (comparative)smoothest (superlative)
1 (not rough) [+surface, stone] liso; [+skin] suave; terso; [+hair] suave; [+road] llano; parejo; especially (LAm) [+sea, lake] tranquilo; en calma
the flagstones had been worn smooth by centuries of use las losas estaban lisas por siglos de uso
after a nice, smooth shave he felt much better
for a smoother shave, use Gillinson para un afeitado apurado, use Gillinson
as smooth as a baby's bottom suave como la piel de un bebé
to be as smooth as silk or satin ser suave como la seda
the sea was as smooth as glass la mar estaba lisa como un espejo
2 (not lumpy) [+paste, sauce] sin grumos
3 (not jerky) [+running of engine, take-off, landing, motion] suave; parejo; especially (LAm) [+crossing, flight] bueno; [+breathing] regular
extra roads to ensure the smooth flow of traffic más carreteras para asegurar un tráfico fluido; he lit his pipe without interrupting the smooth flow of his speech encendió su pipa sin interrumpir el hilo de su narración; this car gives a very smooth ride en este coche se viaja muy cómodo
she had a smooth ride to the hospital the engine is as smooth as silk
4 (trouble-free) [+transition, takeover] sin problemas; poco conflictivo; [+journey] sin problemas; sin complicaciones
the smooth passage of a bill through Parliament la sosegada discusión de un proyecto de ley en el parlamento; the smooth running of a company la fluida gestión de una empresa
5 (mellow) [+flavour, whisky, cigar, voice, sound] suave
6 (polished) [+style] fluido; suave; [+performance] fluido
7 (slick) [+person] zalamero; [+manner] experimentado
beneath the smooth exterior, he's rather insecure bajo ese aire experimentado, es bastante inseguro; the smooth talk of the salesman la labia del vendedor; to be a smooth talker tener pico de oro
she fell for his smooth talk
transitive verb
1 (flatten) (also smooth down) [+hair, clothes, sheets, piece of paper] alisar
she smoothed her skirt se alisó la falda; to smooth one's hair back from one's forehead alisarse el pelo retirándolo de la frente
Rita smoothed her hair back from her forehead with her palm She smoothed the sheets Don't iron pyjamas or night [clothes]. Just smooth and fold them
2 (polish) (also smooth down) [+wood, surface] lijar; pulir
3 (soften) [+skin] suavizar
...oils and creams to moisturise and smooth the skin
to smooth away wrinkles hacer desaparecer las arrugas; eliminar las arrugas
4 (make easy) [+transition] facilitar; [+process] suavizar
to smooth the path or way for sth/sb allanar el camino para algo/a algn; to smooth relations limar asperezas
The election may help to smooth relations between the two countries He did what he could to smooth the transition The meeting was designed to smooth the way for talks tomorrow between Mrs Thatcher and the Irish Prime Minister ...a series of bilateral agreements that will smooth the way for trade between the two countries their talks were aimed at smoothing the path towards a treaty
5 (rub)
to smooth cream into one's skin untarse crema en la piel
smooth the lotion into your baby's skin
noun
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