catear

catear
transitive verb
1. (colloquial) (to not pass) (Spain) 
a. to fail 
Sabía que iba a catear el examen, porque no estudié nada.I knew I was going to fail the exam, because I didn't study at all.
b. to flunk (colloquial) (United States) 
Si cateo este examen, mi madre me echará la bronca.If I flunk this test, my mom is going to chew me out.
2. (to raid) (Latin America) 
a. to search 
Los investigadores encontraron un arma cuando cateaban el domicilio del hombre.The investigators found a weapon while they were searching the man's house.
3. (mining) (Latin America) 
La empresa minera cateó la zona en busca de oro.The mining company prospected the area in search of gold.
catear
transitive verb
1. (colloquial) (Spain) 
a. to fail 
b. to flunk (United States) 
he cateado o me han cateado la físicaI failed o
2. (casa) (Latin America) 
a. to search 
catear
transitive verb
1 (buscar) to search
2 (probar) to test; try
3 [+candidato, estudiante, examen] to fail; flunk (familiar); (EEUU)
4 (Latinoamérica) (Minería) to prospect
5 (México) [+policía] to raid
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