encartar

encartar(
ehn
-
kahr
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tahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(legal)
a. to summon
El juez lo encartó basado en las pruebas.The judge summoned him based on the evidence.
2. (card games)
a. to lead
Martha encartó un as de corazones, pero yo no tenía ninguna carta de ese palo.Martha led an ace of hearts, but I didn't have cards in that suit.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to bother someone with)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. to burden
Qué mal que te encartaron con los cobros a los clientes.Too bad that they burdened you with the customer's collections.
4. (to enroll)
a. to register
Mi madre me encartó cuando cumplí la mayoría de edad.My mother registered me when I reached the age of majority.
encartarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (card games)
a. to pick up cards
Marcos se encartó hasta que le salió el siete que necesitaba.Marcos picked up cards until he got the seven he needed.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to be burdened with)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. to get stuck with
Se fueron los inquilinos sin llevarse todas sus cosas y ahora me encarté con todas estas porquerías.The tenants left without all their stuff, and now I got stuck with all this junk.
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encartar
transitive verb
1 (Jur) to summon
2 (proscribir) to outlaw
3 (registrar) to enrol; enroll; (EEUU)
intransitive verb
(Naipes) to lead
pronominal verb
encartarse (Naipes) to take on one's opponent's suit
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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