torch
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torch(
tawrch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (burning stick)
a. la antorcha
(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).
The torches lit their way as they walked through the caverns.Las antorchas les iluminaban el paso mientras caminaban por las cavernas.
b. la tea
(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).
The soldiers arrived with torches to take him to the dungeon.Los soldados llegaron con teas para llevarlo al calabozo.
2. (tool)
a. el soplete
(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).
We're going to need a torch for the soldering work.Vamos a necesitar un soplete para el trabajo de soldadura.
3. (electric light) (United Kingdom)
a. la linterna
(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).
Have you got a torch? I can't see a thing.¿Tienes una linterna? No veo nada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to set on fire)
a. incendiar
The crazed villagers torched the manor of the marquis.Los aldeanos enloquecidos incendiaron el señorío del marqués.
b. prender fuego a
He came home to find his girlfriend torching his clothes.Regresó a casa y encontró a su novia prendiéndole fuego a su ropa.
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torch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (burning stick)
a. la antorcha
(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).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to carry a torch for somebodyestar enamorado(a) or prendado(a) de alguien
3. (electric light) (United Kingdom)
a. la linterna
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (general)
a. incendiar
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torch [tɔːtʃ]
noun
1 (flaming) antorcha (f); tea (f)
to carry the torch of democracy/progress mantener viva la llama de la democracia/del progreso
Since his death in 1985 his widow has carried the torch of his Stalinist legacy ...a magazine aiming to carry the torch of radical political journalism
to carry a torch for sb estar enamorado de algn
2 (Britain) (electric) linterna (f)
3 (Téc) (also blow torch) soplete (m)
transitive verb
(set fire to) [+building, vehicle] prender fuego a; incendiar
The rioters torched the local library Cars and trucks were torched, bottles and bricks thrown
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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