empinar

empinar(
ehm
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pee
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nahr
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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 tilt)
a. to tip up
Tienes que empinar un poco más la botella para que fluya el agua.You need to tip the bottle up a bit more to get the water flowing.
2. (to lift)
a. to raise
Empinemos nuestras copas y hagamos un brindis. ¡Salud!Let's raise our glasses and make a toast. Cheers!
empinarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to stand on one's toes)
a. to stand on tiptoe
El espejo está tan alto que me tengo que empinar para verme.The mirror is so high up that I have to stand on tiptoe to see myself.
4. (to stand on its rear legs)
a. to rear up
El caballo se empinó y tumbó al jinete de su montura.The horse reared up and threw the rider out of his saddle.
b. to stand on its hind legs
Sofi le enseño a su perrito a empinarse y bailar en círculos.Sofi taught her puppy to stand on its hind legs and dance around in circles.
5. (to slope up)
a. to get steep
El camino es plano al principio pero poco después comienza a empinarse.The road is flat at the beginning, but then it starts to get steep.
6. (to soar)
a. to tower
La enorme estatua se empina sobre la ciudad como protegiéndola de todo mal.The enormous statue towers above the city as if to protect it from all evil.
b. to rise
Los majestuosos picos nevados se empinan sobre la cordillera.The majestic snow peaks rise from the top of the mountain range.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to drink)
a. to knock back
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
En la fiesta de anoche Felipe y Alberto se empinaron tres botellas de whiskey entre los dos.Felipe and Alberto knocked back three bottles of whiskey between them at the party last night.
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empinar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (inclinar)
a. to tip up
2. (levantar)
a. to raise
3. (colloquial)
a.
empinar el codoto bend the elbow
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (animal)
a. to stand up on its hind legs
5. (persona)
a. to stand on tiptoe
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empinar
transitive verb
(gen) to raise; [+botella] to tip up
empinar el codo to booze (familiar); prop up the bar (familiar)
intransitive verb
to drink; booze (familiar)
pronominal verb
empinarse [+persona] to stand on tiptoe; [+caballo] to rear up; (Aeronáutica) to zoom upwards;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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