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whiz
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This word may also be spelled "whizz.”
whiz(
wihz
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to make a whizzing sound)
a. zumbar
The machine churned and whizzed as it processed the material.La máquina se agitaba y zumbaba al procesar el material.
b. silbar
Chris pushed the button and the old projector began to whiz and rattle.Chris accionó el botón y el viejo proyector comenzó a silbar y traquetear.
2. (to move fast with a sound)
a. pasar zumbando
I tried to swat the mosquito as it whizzed by.Traté de matar al mosquito cuando pasaba zumbando.
b. pasar silbando
The fireworks whizzed overhead exploding into colorful lights.Los fuegos artificiales pasaban silbando por el cielo y explotaban en luces de colores.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to urinate)
a. hacer pipí
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I had to whiz while I was in the woods, so I went behind a tree.Tuve que hacer pipí cuando estaba en el bosque, así que lo hice detrás de un árbol.
b. hacer pis
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I couldn't find the light switch, so I had to whiz in the dark.No encontraba el interruptor de la luz, así que tuve que hacer pis a oscuras.
c. mear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Danny whizzes in a bottle when he has to drive long distances.Danny mea en una botella cuando tiene que manejar largas distancias.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (buzz)
a. el silbido
(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).
Tim heard a whiz and a ricochet and immediately took cover.Tim oyó un silbido y un rebote e inmediatamente se puso a cubierto.
b. el zumbido
(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).
I heard a whiz and a pop outside after lightning struck the power lines.Oí un zumbido y un pum afuera después de que un rayo alcanzará las líneas eléctricas.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(ace)
a. el as
(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).
The paraplegic toddler was a whiz with her wheelchair.La niña parapléjica era un as con su silla de ruedas.
b. el genio
(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).
Gene is a whiz on social media.Gene es un genio de las redes sociales.
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whiz
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
a. el genio
(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).
(expert)
whiz kidjoven prodigio
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (bullet)
a. zumbar, silbar
3. (person, car)
a. ir corriendo, ir zumbando
to whiz pastpasar zumbando
he whizzed through the workhizo el trabajo a toda velocidad
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whiz
whizz
[wɪz]
noun
1 (ace) as (informal) (m)
he's a whiz at tennis es un as del tenis (informal)
2 (sound) silbido (m); zumbido (m)
intransitive verb
to whiz by or past [+bullet, arrow] pasar zumbando; [+car] pasar a gran velocidad; it whizzed past my head pasó (silbando) muy cerca de mi cabeza
to whiz along go whizzing along ir como una bala
cars were whizzing past
the sledge whizzed down the slope el trineo bajó la cuesta a gran velocidad
modifier
whiz(z) kid (n) prodigio (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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