afilar
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afilar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to hone)
a. to sharpen
El artista usa una cuchilla para afilar sus lápices.The artist uses a blade to sharpen his pencils.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to woo) (Southern Cone)
a. to court
Afilaba a esa mujer, pero sus intenciones no eran serias.He was courting that woman, but he wasn't serious about her.
3.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(to have sex with)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. to fuck
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¿Cómo te fue con Carla? - Nos dimos unos besos, pero no la afilé.How did it go with Carla? - We made out, but I didn't fuck her.
b. to screw
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¿Qué tal tu vida sexual? - Hace meses que no afilo a nadie.How's your sex life? - I haven't screwed anybody in months.
afilarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to become refined)
a. to taper
Sus dedos son anchos en la base y se van afilando hacia las puntas.Her fingers are wide at the base and taper toward the tips.
b. to get thin
Antes tenía la cara regordeta, pero se le está afilando.She used to have a chubby face, but it's getting thin.
5. (to groom oneself)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to get ready
¡Tardaste una hora en ducharte y afilarte!You took one hour to shower and get ready!
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afilar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (cuchillo, lápiz)
a. to sharpen
piedra de afilarwhetstone, grindstone
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (nariz, dedos)
a. to taper
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afilar
transitive verb
1 [+herramienta] (hacer más cortante) to sharpen; put an edge on; (sacar punta) to put a point on; [+cuchillo] to whet; grind; [+navaja] to strop
2 (S. Cone) (flirtear) to flatter; court; (Chile) (joder) to fuck (vulgar); screw (vulgar)
pronominal verb
afilarse
1 [+cara] to sharpen; grow thin; [+dedos] to taper
2 (Latinoamérica) (prepararse) to get ready
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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