chapar

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chapar(
chah
-
pahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to coat)
a. to plate (with metal)
Ana se hizo chapar su anillo de plata con oro 18 kilates.Ana had her silver ring plated in 18 karat gold.
b. to veneer (with wood)
La mesa es de aglomerado, pero la chaparon con roble.This table is made of chipboard, but it was veneered with oak.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to seal)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to shut
Desde que chaparon mi restaurante favorito ya no sé dónde ir a comer.Since my favorite restaurant was shut I don't know where to go to have lunch.
b. to close
Tras la inspección sanitaria chaparon el antro.They closed the dive after the health inspection.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to surprise)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
a. to catch
El profesor chapó al alumno copiando en el examen y lo desaprobó.The teacher caught the student cheating in the exam and failed him.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to study)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to cram
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mi hijo lleva chapando todo el fin de semana para los finales.My son has been cramming the whole weekend for finals.
b. to swot
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mis hijos están estudiando para los exámenes de ingreso.My kids are swotting for their entrance exams.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to kiss and caress)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
a. to make out
Juan y Malena se pasaron toda la película chapando.Juan and Malena spent the whole movie making out.
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chapar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (recubrir; con metal)
a. to plate
2. (con madera)
a. to veneer
3. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to shut, to close
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to shut, to close
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chapar
transitive verb
1 (cubrir) [+metal] to plate; [+muebles] to veneer; finish; [+pared] to tile
2 [+frase, observación] to come out with
le chapó un "no" como una casa he gave him a flat "no"
3 (cerrar) [+local, negocio] to shut; close
4 (Perú) (asir) to seize; (atrapar) to catch; (espiar) to spy on
intransitive verb
1 (estudiar) to swot (familiar); cram (familiar)
2 (dormir) to kip (familiar); sleep
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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