tramar

tramar(
trah
-
mahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to plan)
a. to plot
Cuatro senadores tramaron el asesinato del emperador.Four senators plotted the assassination of the emperor.
b. to hatch
El gerente tramó artimañas para tomar control de la empresa.The manager hatched a scheme to take control of the company.
c. to lay
Los bandidos tramaron un plan para secuestrar a un empresario adinerado.The bandits laid a plan to kidnap a wealthy businessman.
d. to be up to
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Los vi murmurando. Me pregunto qué están tramando.I've seen them murmuring. I wonder what are they up to.
2. (to interlace)
a. to weave
La modista tramó un patrón sobre la tela.The dressmaker wove a pattern into the fabric.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to amaze)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. to absorb
El libro me tramó y no pude parar de leerlo.I was absorbed by the book and I couldn't stop reading it.
tramarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to plan)
a. to be up to
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Por qué cuchichean? ¿Qué se están tramando?Why are you two whispering? What are you up to?
b. to plot
Por miedo a un motín, a los prisioneros los tenían aislados para evitar que se tramasen.For fear of a mutiny, the prisoners were isolated to avoid plotting.
c. to scheme
¡Yo sabía que estabas tramándote para traicionarme!I knew that you were scheming to betray me!
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tramar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (hilo)
a. to weave
2. (planear)
a. to plot
3. (complot)
a. to hatch
estar tramando algoto be up to something
tramar
transitive verb
1 (tejer) to weave
2 [+engaño, enredo] to plan; plot; [+complot] to lay; hatch
están tramando algo they're up to sth; ¿qué estarán tramando? I wonder what they're up to?
pronominal verb
tramarse
algo se está tramando there's something going on; there's something afoot
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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