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transitive verb
1. (to make clean)
a. to clean
Hay que limpiar el baño, está asqueroso.We need to clean the bathroom. It is disgusting.
b. to clean up
¿Puedes limpiar tu cuarto?Can you clean up your room?
c. to wipe off (with cloth)
Hay que limpiar la mesa antes de que vengan los invitados.The table needs to be wiped off before the guests arrive.
d. to polish (shoes)
Necesito limpiar mis zapatos antes de la boda.I need to polish my shoes before the wedding.
e. to cleanse (skin)
Esta loción limpia la piel sin secarla.This lotion cleanses the skin without drying it out.
2. (to remove)
a. to clear
Limpiaron el patio de nieve.They cleared the patio of snow.
pronominal verb
3. (to make clean)
a. to clean
Límpiate las manos con agua y jabón.Clean your hands with soap and water.
b. to wipe (with cloth)
Límpiate la boca con una servilleta.Wipe your mouth with a napkin.
transitive verb
1. to clean (quitar la suciedad) ; to wipe (con trapo) ; to wipe away (mancha) ; to polish (zapatos)
  • limpia la mesa de migas clean o wipe the crumbs off the table
2. (desembarazar)
  • limpiar algo de algo to clear something of something
3. to clean out (informal) (en el juego)
4. to swipe, to pinch (informal) (robar)
intransitive verb
5. to clean
pronominal verb
1. to clean o wipe oneself
  • límpiate esa mancha wipe that stain off yourself
  • se limpió con una servilleta she wiped herself with a napkin
  • límpiate la nariz wipe your nose
transitive verb
1 [+casa] to tidy; tidy up; clean; [+cara, piel] to cleanse; [+marca] to wipe off; clean off; [+maquillaje] to remove; [+zapatos] to polish; shine
limpiar en seco to dry-clean
2 (Culin) [+conejo] to clean; [+pescado] to gut
3 (enjugar) to wipe; wipe off
limpiar las narices a un niño to wipe a child's nose
4 (Mil) to mop up; (Policía) to clean up
5 (Botánica) to prune; cut back
6 (en el juego) to clean out (familiar)
7 (robar) to swipe (familiar); nick (familiar)
8 (México) (pegar) to hit; bash (familiar); beat up
9 (matar) to do in (muy_familiar)
pronominal verb
limpiarse to clean o.s.; wipe o.s.
limpiarse las narices to blow one's nose
Verb Conjugations for limpiar
Gerund: limpiando
Participle: limpiado
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