congelar

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.).
transitive verb
1. (to preserve)
a. to freeze
Una ola de frío congeló el lago.A cold snap froze the lake.
2. (medicine)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Se volvieron al campamento base para evitar que la bajada extrema de la temperatura les congelara las extremidades.They returned to base camp to avoid their extremities being affected by frostbite because of the sharp drop in temperature.
El frío intenso en la cumbre le congeló dos dedos de la mano derecha.Two fingers on her right hand were frostbitten by the intense cold on the summit.
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)
La junta decidió congelar el proyecto hasta nuevo aviso.The board decided to freeze the project until further notice.
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.).
pronominal verb
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.).
transitive verb
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.).
pronominal verb
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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