This word is often used in the plural, especially in the sense shown in 2.
1. (colloquial) (to upset) (Caribbean) (Guatemala)
2. (colloquial) (to snitch)
a. to tell
Pablito, ¿fuiste tú el que se chivó al profesor que yo me comí su manzana?Pablito, was it you who told the teacher I ate his apple?
b. to squeal (colloquial)
Los cómplices de Pedro temían que se chivara a las autoridades.Pedro's accomplices feared that he would squeal to the authorities.
c. to split (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
No vayas a chivarte a mamá que Danny es mi novio.You're not going to split on me to mum that Danny is my boyfriend, are you?
d. to grass (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
Tony sospecha que fue la novia del nuevo conductor quien se chivó a la policía.Tony suspects that it was the new driver's girlfriend who grassed to the police.
3. (colloquial) (to get upset) (Argentina) (Guatemala) (Venezuela)
1. (general)pronominal verb
a. to whisper, to tell secretly
a. to tell
b. to split (United Kingdom)
a. to squeal
b. to grass (United Kingdom)
Verb Conjugations for chivar
Present Participle: chivando
Past Participle: chivado
View complete conjugation for chivar
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