cachar

cachar(
kah
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chahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to surprise)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to catch
Al parecer, Lucía cachó a su novio engañándola con su hermana gemela.Apparently, Lucia caught her boyfriend cheating on her with her twin sister.
b. to catch in the act
El cajero cachó al ladrón rellenando su mochila con chocolates y galletas.The cashier caught the thief in the act of stuffing his backpack with cookies and chocolate.
2. (to understand)
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 it
Hay que girar la llave así para abrir la puerta, ¿cachas? - Ah, sí, ahora cacho.You have to turn the key like this to open the door. Got it? - Oh, yeah, now I get it.
3. (to grab out of the air)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to catch
El receptor cachó la pelota y corrió para la zona de anotación.The receiver caught the ball and ran towards the end zone.
4. (to steal)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. to swipe
Mi primo cacha DVDs del videoclub y entonces me los graba.My cousin swipes DVDs from the video store and then he burns them for me.
5. (to hit with the head) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. to gore
Llevaron el torero a la sala de emergencia después de que un toro lo cachó.They took the bullfighter to the emergency room after a bull gored him.
6. (to tease) (Southern Cone)
a. to kid
Alex me dijo que salió con tu hermana en una cita. - Me estás cachando, ¿verdad?Alex told me that he went out on a date with your sister. - You're kidding me, right?
7. (to break)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
a. to chip
Se me cayó el celular y la caída cachó la pantalla.I dropped my phone and it chipped the screen.
b. to shatter
El temblor sacudió la casa y cachó toda la vajilla fina.The earthquake shook the house and shattered all of the fine china.
c. to split (wood)
El leñador cachó el tronco del árbol con un sólo golpe.The lumberjack split the trunk of the tree with a single chop.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(to have sex with)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
(Southern Cone)
a. to screw
Clara se puso furiosa cuando se enteró que su hermano estaba cachándole a su novia en su habitación.Clara was furious when she found out that her brother was screwing his girlfriend in her room.
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cachar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (burlarse de)
a. to tease
2. (cornear)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to gore
3. (colloquial)
a. to grab
4. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to catch
5. (colloquial) (Southern Cone)
a. to understand, to get
6. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. to swipe, to pinch
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cachar
transitive verb
1 (And) (Centroamérica) (cornear) to butt; gore
2 (S. Cone) (ridiculizar) to make fun of; ridicule; (fastidiar) to annoy; irritate
3 (And) (S. Cone) (follar) to screw (vulgar)
4 (México) (registrar) to search
5 (romper) to smash; break; break in pieces; [+madera] to split; (Agr) to plough up;
cachar
transitive verb
1 (S. Cone) [+bus etc] to catch
2 (Centroamérica) (obtener) to get; obtain; (Centroamérica) (S. Cone) (robar) to steal
3 (S. Cone) (México) [+delincuente] to surprise; catch in the act
4 (S. Cone) [+sentido etc] to penetrate; [+persona, razón] to understand
sí, te cacho sure; I get it (familiar)
5 (And) (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (Dep) [+pelota] to catch
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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