empalmar

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empalmar(
ehm
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pahl
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mahr
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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 assemble)
a. to connect
Primero pelé los cables, después los empalmé y por último los recubrí con goma.First, I stripped the cables, then I connected them, and finally I recovered them with rubber.
b. to join
El fontanero empalmó las tuberías de plástico con un adhesivo especial.The plumber joined the plastic tubes with a special glue.
c. to splice
Si empalmas varias cuerdas cortas, al final conseguirás una larga.If you splice several short cords together, you will end up with a long one.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to unite; used with "con")
a. to connect with
Este tren empalma con el siguiente para que los viajeros no tengan que esperar.This train connects with the next one so passengers don't have to wait.
b. to join
Las carreteras del norte empalman con las del sur. Toda la red está conectada.The roads in the north join those in the south. The whole network is connected.
3. (to go after; used with "con")
a. to follow on from
La charla sobre buena conducta empalmó con una clase de Civismo.The talk on good behavior followed on from a Citizenship class.
empalmarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(to become erect)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to get a hard-on
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Noté que mi novio se empalmaba en cuanto empecé a bailar de forma sugerente.I noticed my boyfriend was getting a hard-on as soon as I started dancing suggestively.
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empalmar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (tubos, cables)
a. to connect, to join
2. (planes, ideas)
a. to link
3. (en fútbol)
a. to volley
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (autocares, trenes)
a. to connect
5. (carreteras)
a. to link o join (up)
6. (sucederse)
a. to follow on
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
7. (vulgar)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to get a hard-on
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empalmar
transitive verb
(juntar) [+tuberías, cables] to connect; join; [+cuerdas, películas] to splice
empalma los dos cables connect the two cables
empalma los dos cables para hacer la conexión
fueron empalmando un tema de conversación tras otro one subject led to another as they spoke
intransitive verb
1 (Ferro) [+trenes] to connect; [+vías] to join
el cercanías empalma con el expreso de las nueve the local train connects with the nine o'clock express
2 [+carreteras, líneas] to join; [+cables, piezas] to connect;con with
esta carretera empalma con la autopista this road links up with o joins the motorway
la carretera empalma con la autovía en Sevilla
3 (sucederse) to follow (on);con from
su programa empalma con las noticias her programme follows (on from) the news
pronominal verb
empalmarse to get a hard-on (vulgar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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