catear

catear(
kah
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teh
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ahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to not pass)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to fail
Sabía que iba a catear el examen, porque no estudié nada.I knew I was going to fail the exam, because I didn't study at all.
b. to flunk
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Si cateo este examen, mi madre me echará la bronca.If I flunk this test, my mom is going to chew me out.
2. (to raid)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to search
Los investigadores encontraron un arma cuando cateaban el domicilio del hombre.The investigators found a weapon while they were searching the man's house.
3. (mining)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to prospect
La empresa minera cateó la zona en busca de oro.The mining company prospected the area in search of gold.
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catear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to fail
b. to flunk
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
he cateado o me han cateado la físicaI failed o
2. (casa)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to search
catear
transitive verb
1 (buscar) to search
2 (probar) to test; try
3 [+candidato, estudiante, examen] to fail; flunk (familiar); (EEUU)
4 (Latinoamérica) (Minería) to prospect
5 (México) [+policía] to raid
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