Mamar in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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mamar
transitive verb
1. to suckle (leche)
  • lo mamó desde pequeño (figurative) he was immersed in it as a child (lo aprendió)
2. to knock back (muy informal) (beber) (peninsular Spanish)
intransitive verb
3. to suckle
  • dar de mamar to breastfeed
mamarse
pronominal verb
1. to get plastered (muy informal) (emborracharse) (peninsular Spanish, RP)
mamar
transitive verb
1 [+leche, pecho] to suck
2 (asimilar)
lo mamó desde pequeño he grew up with it from childhood
ha mamado la profesión desde niña
nació mamando el oficio he was born to the trade; todavía no han mamado suficiente democracia democracy hasn't become a way of life yet
3 (devorar) [+comida] to wolf down; bolt; [+recursos] to milk; suck dry; [+fondos] to pocket (illegally)
¡cómo la mamamos! this is the life!; we never had it so good!
4 (sexualmente) to suck off (vulgar); give a blow job (vulgar)
intransitive verb
1 [+bebé] to suck
dar de mamar a un bebé to feed a baby; dar de mamar a una cría to suckle a baby
¡no mames! (México) come off it! (familiar); don't give me that! (familiar)
2 (beber) to booze (familiar); drink
pronominal verb
mamarse
1 (emborracharse) to get smashed (muy_familiar); get sloshed (familiar)
2 [+puesto, ventaja] to wangle (familiar)
3
mamarse a algn (Latinoamérica) (engañar) to take sb for a ride (familiar); (Centroamérica) (matar) to do sb in (muy_familiar)
4
mamarse un susto to give o.s. a fright
5 (And) (rajarse) to go back on one's word
Verb Conjugations for mamar
Gerund: mamando
Participle: mamado
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yomamomamémamabamamaríamamaré
mamasmamastemamabasmamaríasmamarás
él/ella/Ud.mamamamómamabamamaríamamará
nosotrosmamamosmamamosmamábamosmamaríamosmamaremos
vosotrosmamáismamasteismamabaismamaríaismamaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.mamanmamaronmamabanmamaríanmamarán
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