amañar
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amañar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to manipulate)
a. to rig
El partido del gobierno amañó las elecciones.The ruling party rigged the elections.
b. to fix
La mafia amañó el partido y el equipo local perdió 4 a 1.The mafia fixed the game and the home team lost 4-1.
2. (to change)
a. to doctor
Lorenzo amañó su certificado de nacimiento y cambió la fecha.Lorenzo doctored his birth certificate and changed the date.
b. to tamper with
El perito calígrafo confirmó que alguien amañó el cheque.The handwriting expert confirmed somebody tampered with the cheque.
c. to alter
Los técnicos amañaron los resultados de los pruebas para dar cifras más bajas.The technicians altered the results of the tests to show lower figures.
3. (to invent)
a. to cook up
Sebastián amañó la historia sobre cómo se hizo la cicatriz en el brazo.Sebastian cooked up the story about how he got the scar on his arm.
b. to dream up
¿No fuiste a la reunión familiar? Tendrás que amañar una excusa o no te lo van a perdonar.You didn't go to the family get-together? You're going to have to dream up an excuse or they won't forgive you.
c. to concoct
Amañé una excusa creíble para no tener que hacer la prueba de resistencia.I concocted a believable excuse to get out of doing the fitness test.
amañarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to contrive)
a. to manage
María Rosa se amañó para criar a cinco hijos sola.Maria Rosa managed to raise five children on her own.
5. (to become accustomed)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. to settle in
¿Qué tal la vida en Japón? - La cultura es muy diferente y tardé un par de meses en amañarme.How's life in Japan? - The culture is very different and it took me a couple of months to settle in.
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amañar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (elecciones, resultado)
a. to rig
2. (documento)
a. to doctor
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a. to manage
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amañar
transitive verb
1 (manipular) [+resultado] to alter; tamper with; [+elección] to rig; [+foto] to fake; [+partido, jurado] to fix; [+cuentas] to cook (familiar); [+excusa] to cook up
2 (hacer bien) to do skilfully; do skillfully; (EEUU) do cleverly
pronominal verb
amañarse
1 [+ser diestro] to be skilful o skillful; (EEUU) be expert; (adquirir destreza) to become expert; get the hang of it
2 (acostumbrarse) to become accustomed to
ya se amaña en Quito he's beginning to feel at home in Quito
3 (llevarse bien con)
amañarse con to get along with
4 (Caribe) (mentir) to tell lies; lie
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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