congelar

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congelar(
kohng
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heh
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lahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to preserve)
a. to freeze
He congelado las albóndigas para comerlas el lunes.I've frozen the meatballs to eat them on Monday.
2. (medicine)
a. to affect with frostbite
Cuando llegó al campamento base tenía ya dos dedos congelados.When he arrived at base camp, two of his fingers were already affected with frostbite.
3. (to not increase)
a. to freeze (prices or salaries)
El gobierno ha congelado el sueldo de los funcionarios hasta el año próximo.The government has frozen its employees' salaries until next year.
4. (to put on hold)
a. to freeze (credit or a project)
El proyecto ha quedado congelado mientras se espera la llegada de nuevos fondos.The project is frozen while awaiting the arrival of new funds.
b. to suspend (aid or a project)
Se congelaron todas las ayudas económicas al país bajo sospechas de mala gestión.All economic aid to the country was suspended under suspicion of mismanagement.
5. (to pause)
a. to freeze (an image)
Congela la imagen. Ese es el sospechoso ingresando a la tienda.Freeze the image. That's the suspect walking into the store.
congelarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to turn into ice)
a. to freeze
Patinamos en el lago cuando se congela en invierno.We skate on the lake when it freezes in winter.
7. (medicine)
a. to get frostbite
En su escalada al Himalaya, se le congeló una oreja.She got frostbite on one of her ears on her ascent up the Himalayas.
8. (to feel cold)
a. to freeze
¡Me estoy congelando! ¿Puedes cerrar la ventana?I'm freezing! Can you shut the window, please?
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congelar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (alimento, objeto, persona)
a. to freeze
2. (dedos, miembro)
a. to affect with frostbite
3. (economics)
a. to freeze
congelar una cuenta bancariato freeze a bank account
4. (tv & cine)
a. to freeze
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (en general)
a. to freeze
¡me congelo de frío!I'm freezing!
6. (dedos, miembro)
a. to get frostbitten
se le congelaron los pies y las manosshe got frostbite in her feet and hands
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congelar
transitive verb
1 [+carne, agua] to freeze; [+sangre, grasa] to congeal
2 (Med) to affect with frostbite
3 (Economía) to freeze; block; [+proceso] to suspend; freeze
4 [+imagen de vídeo] to freeze
pronominal verb
congelarse
1 [+carne, agua] to freeze; [+sangre, grasa] to congeal
2 (Med) to get frostbitten
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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