encerrado
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encerrado(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (confined)
a. shut in
Llevamos alimentos a personas que viven encerradas en sus casas por edad o enfermedad.We deliver meals to people who are shut in at home due to age or illnesses.
b. shut up
No es sano que estés siempre encerrado en este cuarto. ¡Necesitas salir al aire libre!It's unhealthy to be always shut up in this room. You need fresh air!
c. shut away
Esos monjes viven encerrados en su convento, apartados del resto del mundo.Those monks live shut away in their convent, keeping apart from the rest of the world.
2. (jailed)
a. locked up
Estudió una carrera mientras estuvo encerrado en la cárcel.He completed a career while he was locked up in jail.
3. (trapped)
a. locked in
Se dañó la chapa de la puerta y nos quedamos encerrados hasta que llegó el cerrajero.The doornob broke and we were locked in until the locksmith came.
b. enclosed
Al ganado encerrado en este corral se le permite salir a pastar todos los días.The cattle enclosed in this pen are allowed to roam and graze every day.
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encerrado
adjective
no soporto pasar todo el día encerrada I can't stand being shut in all day; el prisionero llevaba siete años encerrado the prisoner had been locked up for seven years; la puerta dio un portazo y me quedé encerrado the door slammed shut and I was locked in
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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