snuff
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tobacco product)
a. el rapé
(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).
(for inhaling)
My brother prefers taking snuff to smoking cigarettes.Mi hermano prefiere tomar rapé a fumar cigarrillos.
b. el tabaco de mascar
(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).
(for chewing)
The baseball league started to fine players for chewing snuff on the field.La liga de béisbol empezó a multar a los jugadores que masticaban tabaco de mascar en la cancha.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to extinguish)
a. apagar
Juan didn't snuff the candles last night and they almost caused a fire.Juan no apagó las velas anoche y casi causaron un incendio.
3. (to inhale)
a. inhalar
I accidentally snuffed the cinnamon they put on my cappuccino, and I started sneezing like crazy.Sin querer inhalé la canela que le pusieron al cappuccino, y me puse a estornudar como loca.
4. (to sniff)
a. oler
Why is the cat snuffing the door? - There's another cat right outside.¿Por qué el gato está oliendo la puerta? - Hay otro gato afuera.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to inhale snuff)
a. tomar rapé
Grandpa, you can't snuff on the playground.Abuelo, no puedes tomar rapé en el área de juegos.
6. (to sniff; often used with "at" or "around")
a. husmear
Why's Dad snuffing around in the backyard? - He thinks there's a skunk somewhere.¿Por qué papá está husmeando en el patio trasero? - Cree que hay un zorrillo en alguna parte.
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snuff
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el rapé
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (candle)
a. apagar
3. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to snuff itestirar la pata
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snuff [snʌf]
noun
rapé (m)
to take snuff tomar rapé
snuff [snʌf]
transitive verb
apagar
to snuff it estirar la pata (informal); liar el petate (informal)
modifier
snuff film snuff movie (n) película (f) porno en que muere realmente uno de los participantes
snuff out
transitive verb
[+candle] apagar; extinguir;
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Phrases with "snuff"
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snuff out
apagar
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