Quick answer
"Crush" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "aplastar", and "trap" is a noun which is often translated as "la trampa". Learn more about the difference between "crush" and "trap" below.
crush(
kruhsh
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to smash)
a. aplastar
He crushed the plastic bottle with his bare hands.Aplastó la botella de plástico con sus manos.
b. machacar (food)
I prefer to crush the garlic before adding it to the pan.Yo prefiero machacar el ajo antes de echarlo al sartén.
c. prensar (grapes)
We usually crush the grapes in wooden barrels.Solemos prensar las uvas en barriles de madera.
d. picar (ice)
Crush some ice for these cocktails!¡Pica algo de hielo para estos cócteles!
e. estrujar (paper)
Crush the papers inside the trashcan to free up some space.Estruja los papeles en la papelera para ganar algo de espacio.
2. (to grind)
a. triturar
The baker crushed the nuts to make his special bread.El panadero trituró los frutos secos para hacer su pan especial.
b. moler
The steamroller crushed all the stones used for making pavement.La apisonadora molió todas las piedras usadas para el pavimento.
3. (to squeeze)
a. estrujar
According to the recipe, you have to crush five lemons.Según la receta, hay que estrujar cinco limones.
b. exprimir
Crush four oranges and two grapefruits for the juice.Exprime cuatro naranjas y dos pomelos para el jugo.
4. (to subdue)
a. aplastar
The Spartan army crushed the enemy very quickly.El ejército espartano aplastó al enemigo rápidamente.
b. destrozar
The visiting team crushed the home team with a score of 5 to 0.El equipo visitante destrozó a los locales con un resultado de 5 to 0.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(infatuation)
a. el enamoramiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She was my high school crush through all of freshmen year.Ella era mi enamoramiento de la secundaria durante todo el primer año.
6. (crowd)
a. la aglomeración
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An enormous crush came out to watch our band play.Una aglomeración enorme atendió para ver nuestra banda tocar.
b. la multitud
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There was a big crush of people in the town square demonstrating.Había una gran multitud de gente en la plaza del pueblo manifestándose.
7. (drink) (United Kingdom)
a. la limonada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(with lemons)
Some kids sell lemon crush in the summer to get money.Algunos niños venden limonada en verano para conseguir dinero.
b. la naranjada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(with oranges)
I think orange crush is more refreshing than water.Yo pienso que una naranjada es más refrescante que el agua.
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trap(
trahp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (snare)
a. la trampa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The exterminator set a trap to catch the skunks living under the house.El exterminador usó una trampa para atrapar los zorrillos viviendo debajo de la casa.
2. (trick)
a. la trampa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Don't buy insurance from that guy; it's definitely a trap.No le compres seguro a ese hombre; seguro que es trampa.
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(mouth)
a. la boca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm tired of your complaining. Shut your trap already!Estoy harto de tus quejas. ¡Cierra la boca ya!
b. el pico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Your brother never seems to shut his trap!¡Parece que tu hermano nunca cierra su pico!
4. (greyhound racing)
a. el box de salida
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The dogs are in the traps, ready for the race to begin.Los perros están en los boxes de salida, listos para comenzar la carrera.
5. (clay pigeon shooting)
a. el lanzaplatos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are 15 traps in an Olympic-style competition.Hay 15 lanzaplatos en una competencia estilo olímpica.
6. (golf)
a. el búnker
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Darn! I hit another one into the trap!¡Caray! ¡Golpeé otra al búnker!
7. (plumbing)
a. el sifón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I dropped my ring down the drain, but it should be in the trap.Se me cayó el anillo por el desagüe, pero debe estar en el sifón.
8. (door)
a. la trampilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The criminal escaped through a trap in the floor.El criminal se escapó por una trampilla en el piso.
b. el escotillón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(theater)
The magician used smoke as a distraction to disappear through the trap in the stage.El mago utilizó el humo como una distracción para desaparecer por el escotillón en el escenario.
9. (small, two-wheeled carriage)
a. el carrito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We took a tour of Mijas in a trap pulled by a donkey.Hicimos una excursión de Mijas en un carrito tirado por un burro.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (to snare)
a. atrapar
We trapped some lobster when we went to Maine.Atrapamos unas langostas cuando fuimos a Maine.
b. cazar con una trampa
Saul trapped a rabbit for dinner.Saúl cazó un conejo con una trampa para la cena.
11. (to trick)
a. engañar
The hustler trapped the buyer and sold him a broken-down car.El estafador engañó al comprador y le vendió un carro descompuesto.
b. tender una trampa a
He trapped her into signing over her house to him, and then he disappeared.Le tendió una trampa para que le entregara la casa, y luego desapareció.
12. (to be immobilized)
a. el atrapar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The divers were trapped in a sea cave with only an hour of air in their tanks.Los buceadores quedaron atrapados en una cueva marina con solo una hora de aire en los tanques.
b. pillarse
The little boy screamed when he trapped his finger in the car door.El niñito gritó cuando se pilló el dedo en la puerta del coche.
c. cogerse
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The cook trapped her finger in the oven door.La cocinera se cogió el dedo en la puerta del horno.
13. (to retain)
a. retener
The excess carbon dioxide traps heat in the upper atmosphere.El exceso de dióxido de carbono retiene calor en la atmósfera superior.
14. (soccer)
a. parar con el pie
Messi trapped the ball and scored.Messi paró el balón con el pie y anotó.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
15. (to hunt with a trap)
a. atrapar
We spent our summer vacation fishing and trapping in Alaska.Pasamos las vacaciones de verano pescando y cazando con trampas en Alaska.
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