wick
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wick(
wihk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (absorbent strip in a candle or lamp)
a. la mecha
(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).
I lit the wick in the oil lamp and turned it down a little.Encendí la mecha de la lámpara de aceite y la bajé un poco.
b. el pabilo
(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 snuffed out the candles by pinching the wicks.Apagué las velas apretando los pabilos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to draw off)
a. absorber
Check the label to make sure it's a fabric that wicks moisture.Chequea la etiqueta para asegurarte que es una tela que absorbe la humedad.
b. alejar
The polyester in this fabric wicks perspiration away from your skin.El poliéster de esta tela aleja la transpiración de la piel.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to draw off liquid)
a. absorber la humedad
Some fabrics wick better than others.Algunos tejidos absorben la humedad mejor que otros.
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wick
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of lamp, candle)
a. el pabilo
(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).
2. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
he gets on my wickme saca de mis casillas
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wick [wɪk]
noun
mecha (f)
he gets on my wick me hace subir por las paredes (informal)
to dip one's wick echar un polvo (vulgar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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