embarrar

embarrar(
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bah
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rrahr
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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 muddy)
a. to cover in mud
El perro embarró el piso cuando entró lleno de fango.The dog covered the floor in mud when he came in full of mud.
2. (to bungle)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to mess up
Creo que la embarré en la entrevista. Me preguntaron por qué quería el trabajo y no supe qué decir.I think I messed up at the interview. They asked me why I wanted the job and I didn't know what to say.
embarrarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
3. (to muddy oneself)
a. to get covered in mud
Nos embarramos cuando empezó a llover durante el concierto al aire libre.We got covered in mud when it started to rain during the outdoor concert.
4. (to get dirty)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
a. to dirty oneself
Los niños se embarraron de pintura en la clase de arte.The children dirtied themselves with paint during the art class.
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embarrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to cover with mud
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to get covered in mud
embarrar
transitive verb
1 (enfangar) to splash with mud
2 (Latinoamérica) [+pared] (con barro) to cover with mud; (con yeso) to plaster
3
embarrar a algn (Caribe) (S. Cone) to smear sb; damage sb's standing; (Centroamérica) (México) to set sb up (familiar); la embarré (S. Cone) I put my foot in it (familiar); I spoiled things
intransitive verb
(S. Cone) to make a mess of things
pronominal verb
embarrarse
1 (con barro) to get covered in mud
2 (Caribe) [+niño] to dirty o.s.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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