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paint / pintura
 
paint   [peɪnt]
A. -noun
1. (=substance)   pintura (f)
a. a [coat] of paint =   una mano de pintura
b. the paint was [flaking off] the walls =   la pintura de las paredes se estaba descascarillando
c. "[wet] paint" =   "(ojo,) reciénoun pintado"
finger  
gloss  
oil  
poster  
spray  
2. paints   pinturas feminine plural
·a box of paints
·una caja de pinturas
B. -transitive verb
1. (Art)
[+picture, subject]   pintar
[+slogan, message]   escribir con pintura
2. (=apply paint to)
[+wall, fence, etcetera]   pintar
·to paint something [blue]
·pintar algo de azul
a. to paint the town red   irse de juerga or parranda *
3. (=make up)
[+nails, lips]   pintarse
·she painted her fingernails red
·se pintó las uñas rojas or de rojo
a. to paint one'noun [face] =   pintarse,   maquillarse
4. (figurative)
(=portray)   describir,   pintar
a. to paint a grim/gloomy/bleak [picture] of something =   describir algo en términos sombríos/deprimentes/desalentadores,   pintar algo muy negro
·pro-democracy activists paint quite a different picture of the situation
·los activistas en pro de la democracia describen la situaciónoun en términos muy diferentes
·to paint a [rosy] picture of something
·pintar algo de color de rosa
·to paint a [vivid] picture of something
·describir algo gráficamente
5. to paint something [on]
[+varnish, dye]   aplicar algo
·paint the solution on with a clean brush
·aplicar la soluciónoun con un pincel limpio
6. (medicine)
a. treatment involves painting the sores [with] iodine solution =   el tratamiento requiere aplicar una soluciónoun de yodo en las heridas
C. -intransitive verb   pintar
a. to paint [in] oils =   pintar al óleo
·to paint in watercolours
·pintar con acuarelas
D. -compound
·paint remover   -noun   quitapintura (f)
·paint roller   -noun   rodillo (m) (pintor)
·paint scraper   -noun   raspador (m) de paredes
·paint spray   -noun   pistola (f) (rociadora) de pintura
·paint stripper   -noun
(=substance)   quitapintura (f)
(=tool)   raspador (m) de paredes
·paint thinner   -noun   disolvente (m)
 
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