cuajar

cuajar(
kwah
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hahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to solidify)
a. to curdle (milk or custard)
Para hacer tofu, es necesario que la leche de soja cuaje.To make tofu, it's necessary that the soy milk curdle.
b. to set (jelly or cement)
Cuando la gelatina de limón cuaje, decórala con nueces.When the lemon jelly sets, garnish it with nuts.
c. to settle (snow)
La nieve encima del coche ya había cuajado.The snow on the car had already settled.
d. to clot (blood)
Marina se quitó la venda y notó que la sangre había cuajado.Marina removed the bandage and noticed that the blood had clotted.
e. to coagulate (blood)
La sangre que doné cuajó en la bolsa porque no fue almacenada de forma adecuada.The blood I donated coagulated in the bag because it wasn't stored properly.
2. (to prosper)
a. to take off
Si mi idea cuaja, nos haremos millonarios.If my idea takes off, we'll become millionaires.
b. to come off
El experimento no cuajó debido a un error de cálculo.The experiment didn't come off due to a miscalculation.
c. to work
El plan para asesinar al líder sindical no cuajó.The plan to assassinate the union leader didn't work.
d. to catch on (fashion)
Este tipo de pantalón está de moda en Europa, pero veo que aquí todavía no cuajó.These types of pants are very popular in Europe, but I see that they didn't catch on here.
3. (to integrate; often used with "en")
a. to fit in
El ambiente en la oficina es muy bueno. No le será difícil cuajar.The atmosphere in the office is very good. It won't be difficult for him to fit in.
b. to fit in with
Sus nuevos compañeros de trabajo son amigables, por lo que cuajó bien en el equipo.Her new workmates are friendly, so she quickly fit in with the team.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to solidify)
a. to curdle (milk or custard)
Vas a cuajar la leche si no la vuelves a poner en el refrigerador.You will curdle the milk if you don't put it back in the fridge.
b. to set (jelly or cement)
Para cuajar la gelatina, colócala en la nevera.Place the bowl in the fridge to set the gelatin.
c. to clot (blood)
Para frenar la hemorragia, el médico cuajó la sangre.The doctor clotted the blood to stop the bleeding.
d. to coagulate (blood)
El veneno de la cobra cuajó la sangre del animal que mordió.The cobra venom coagulated the blood of the bitten animal.
5. (to cover completely; used with "de")
a. to cover with
Los niños cuajaron el árbol de Navidad de adornos.My children covered the Christmas tree with decorations.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
6. (anatomy)
a. abomasum
La vaca no tenía apetito porque había acumulado gas en el cuajar.The cow experienced loss of appetite because her abomasum filled up with gas.
cuajarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
7. (to solidify)
a. to curdle (milk or custard)
La leche se cuajó. No la bebas.The milk curdled. Don't drink it.
b. to set (jelly or cement)
Coloca la gelatina en un bol y espera una hora hasta que se cuaje.Place the jelly into a bowl and wait for an hour until it sets.
c. to clot (blood)
La sangre extraída en el tubo de ensayo se cuajó.The blood extracted into the test tube clotted.
d. to coagulate (blood)
El médico confirmó que la sangre en la vena no se había cuajado.The doctor confirmed that the blood in the vein hadn't coagulated.
8. (to become full; used with "de")
a. to fill with
Cayó la noche y el cielo se cuajó de estrellas.Nightt fell and the sky filled with stars.
b. to fill up with
El bar se cuajó de gente que quería ver el partido de fútbol.The bar filled up with people who wanted to watch the football game.
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cuajar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (solidificar; leche)
a. to curdle
2. (sangre)
a. to clot, to coagulate
cuajar deto fill with
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (lograrse; acuerdo)
a. to be settled
4. (negocio)
a. to take off, to get going
5. (ser aceptado; persona)
a. to fit in
6. (moda)
a. to catch on
7. (nieve)
a. to settle
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
8. (leche)
a. to curdle
9. (sangre)
a. to clot, to coagulate
10. (llenarse)
a.
cuajarse deto fill (up) with
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cuajar
transitive verb
1 [+leche] to curdle; [+gelatina] to set; [+sangre] to coagulate; clot; [+grasa] to congeal
2
cuajar algo de (cubrir) to cover sth with; adorn sth with; (llenar) to fill sth with; cuajó el tablero de cifras he covered the board with figures
intransitive verb
1 [+nieve] to lie; [+leche] to curdle
2 [+moda, producto] to catch on; take off; [+plan] to take shape; [+idea, propuesta] to be well received; be acceptable; [+truco] to come off; work
el acuerdo no cuajó the agreement didn't come off o work out
el noviazgo no cuajó
3 (México) (charlar) to chat
pronominal verb
cuajarse
1 [+leche] to curdle; [+sangre] to congeal; coagulate; [+gelatina] to set
2
cuajarse de to fill (up) with
3 (dormirse) to fall fast asleep
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