capear
transitive verb
1. (bullfighting) 
El torero capeó al toro con mucho arte y el público le ovacionó.The bullfighter made skillful passes at the bull with the cape and the spectators applauded him.
2. (colloquial) (to miss) (Chile) (Colombia) (Guatemala) 
a. to cut 
Sospecho que mi hijo está capeando clases y por eso suspende.I suspect my son is cutting classes and that's why he is failing.
3. (nautical) 
Espero que no haga tormenta porque este velero no podrá capearla.I just hope there isn't a storm because this sailboat won't be able to weather it.
El viejo marinero maniobró con pericia y capeó el temporal .The old sailor maneuvered expertly and rode out the storm.
4. (figurative) (to deal with) 
Mi familia logró capear la crisis económica a base de trabajos puntuales.My family managed to weather the financial crisis thanks to temporary jobs.
La empresa capeó la recesión porque teníamos pedidos de clientes en el extranjero.The company rode out the recession because we had orders from clients abroad.
El paciente capeó la enfermedad gracias a sus ganas de vivir.The patient got through his illness thanks to his will to live
5. (culinary) (Mexico) 
a. to coat 
Mis hijos solo comen filetes de pollo si los capeo antes.My children will only eat chicken fillets if I coat them beforehand.
capear
transitive verb
1. (eludir) 
a. to get out of 
capear el temporalto ride out o weather the storm
capear
transitive verb
1 (Taur) wave the cape at; to take in; deceive
2 (Náutica)
capear el temporal to ride out o weather the storm
3 (esquivar) to dodge
4 (Culin) to top; cover;con with
intransitive verb
(Náutica) to ride out the storm
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