chambear
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chambear(
chahm
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beh
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ahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to start working) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to work
¿Vienes al cine con nosotros? - Qué va, hermano. Tengo que chambear.Are you coming to the movies with us? - I can't, bro. I have to work.
Ya me voy a poner a chambear.I'm going to get to work now.
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to put bullets in a gun)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. reload
Tienes que chambear, mano. Ya no tienes balas.You need to reload, bro. You're out of bullets.
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chambear (México)
intransitive verb
to earn one's living
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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