Limpiar in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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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