grifo

m.
1 tap (British), faucet (United States) (llave). (peninsular Spanish)
grifo monomando mixer tap
2 petrol station(gas station) ( British). (Perú)
3 faucet, tap, water faucet, stopcock.
4 griffin, griffon, gryphon, griphon.
5 junkie, addict, dope fiend.
6 gas station, petrol station.
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grifo
nombre masculino
1 (llave) tap, US faucet
2 (animal) griffin, gryphon, griffon
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FRASEOLOGÍA
abrir el grifo to turn the tap on
cerrar el grifo to turn the tap off
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noun m.
1) tap
2) cock, faucet
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I
SM
1) [de agua] tap, faucet (EEUU); [a presión] cock

agua del grifo — tap water

cerveza (servida) al grifo — draught o (EEUU) draft beer

2) LAm (=surtidor de gasolina) petrol pump, gas pump (EEUU); And (=gasolinera) petrol station, gas station (EEUU); (=bar) dive *
3) Cono Sur [de incendios] fire hydrant
II grifo, -a *
1. ADJ
1)

estar grifo — Méx (=borracho) to be plastered *, be soused (EEUU) *; (=loco) to be nuts *; (=drogado) to be high *, be doped up *

2) And (=engreído) snobbish, stuck-up *
2. SM / F
1) [de drogas] (=fumador) dope smoker *; (=adicto) dope addict *
2) (=borracho) drunkard
grifa III grifo, -a
1. ADJ
1) [pelo] curly, kinky
2) Caribe [persona] black
2.
SM / F Caribe black man/woman, black person
grifa IV
SM (Mit) griffin
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I
masculino
1) (Esp) (del lavabo, de la bañera) faucet (AmE), tap (BrE)

abrir/cerrar el grifo — to turn the faucet o tap on/off

2) (Per) (gasolinera) filling station
3) (Chi) (de incendios) fire hydrant, fireplug (AmE)
II
-fa adjetivo (Méx fam) high (colloq)
III
-fa masculino, femenino (Méx fam) pothead (sl), dopehead (sl)
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= faucet, tap, spigot.
Ex. Unless the library has a whole book devoted to the repair of faucets they will have to look under one of the less specific heading.
Ex. The cinema would be enormously the poorer if deprived of its loaded pistols, banana skins, ticking timebombs and dripping taps.
Ex. What I think the president ought to do is get on the phone with the OPEC cartel and say we expect you to open your spigots.
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* agua del grifo = tap water.
* grifo de la cerveza = beer tap.
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I
masculino
1) (Esp) (del lavabo, de la bañera) faucet (AmE), tap (BrE)

abrir/cerrar el grifo — to turn the faucet o tap on/off

2) (Per) (gasolinera) filling station
3) (Chi) (de incendios) fire hydrant, fireplug (AmE)
II
-fa adjetivo (Méx fam) high (colloq)
III
-fa masculino, femenino (Méx fam) pothead (sl), dopehead (sl)
* * *
= faucet, tap, spigot.

Ex: Unless the library has a whole book devoted to the repair of faucets they will have to look under one of the less specific heading.

Ex: The cinema would be enormously the poorer if deprived of its loaded pistols, banana skins, ticking timebombs and dripping taps.
Ex: What I think the president ought to do is get on the phone with the OPEC cartel and say we expect you to open your spigots.
* agua del grifo = tap water.
* grifo de la cerveza = beer tap.

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grifo1
masculine
A (Esp) (del lavabo, de la bañera) faucet (AmE), tap (BrE)
agua del grifo water from the faucet, tap water
abrir/cerrar el grifo to turn the faucet o tap on/off
cerraron el grifo de las subvenciones they cut off the flow of subsidies
Compuesto:
grifo monobloc
mixer faucet (AmE), mixer tap (BrE)
B (Per) (gasolinera) filling station
C (Chi) (de incendios) fire hydrant, fireplug (AmE)
D (Mit) griffin
grifo2 -fa
adjective
(Méx fam) high (colloq)
grifo3 -fa
masculine, feminine
(Méx fam) junkie (colloq)
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grifo 1 sustantivo masculino
1 (Esp) (de lavabo, bañera) faucet (AmE), tap (BrE);
abrir/cerrar el grifo to turn the faucet o tap on/off

2 (Per) (gasolinera) filling station
3 (Chi) (de incendios) fire hydrant, fireplug (AmE)
grifo 2
-fa sustantivo masculino, femenino (Méx fam) pothead (sl), dopehead (sl)

grifo sustantivo masculino
1 (de agua) tap, US faucet
2 Mit griffin, gryphon

'grifo' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
abierta
- abierto
- abrir
- cerrar
- difusor
- difusora
- gotear
- turbia
- turbio
- canilla
- caño
- cerrado
- paja
English:
cock
- faucet
- griffin
- run
- tap
- tapwater
- turn on
- twist
- gas
- hydrant
- petrol
* * *
grifo1 nm
1. Esp [llave] Br tap, US faucet;
agua del grifo Br tap water, US water from the faucet;
Comp
cerrar el grifo: la banca internacional ha amenazado con cerrar el grifo de las ayudas the international banks have threatened to cut the aid
Comp
grifo monomando mixer Br tap o US faucet
2. Mitol griffin
3. Perú [gasolinera] Br petrol station, US gas station
4. Chile [toma de agua] (fire) hydrant, US fireplug
5. Col Fam [presuntuoso]
ser un grifo to be conceited
grifo2, -a Méx Fam
adj
andar grifo [drogado] to be stoned o high;
[loco] to be off one's head;
andas grifo mano, ¿cómo se te ocurren esas cosas? are you off your head, pal? where do you get those ideas from?
nm,f
drunk, wino
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grifo
I adj Méx fam
high
II m
1 faucet, Br
tap
2 Pe (gasolinera) gas station, Br
petrol station
* * *
grifo nm
1) : faucet
agua del grifo: tap water
2) : griffin
* * *
grifo n tap
En inglés americano se llama faucet

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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