enchufar

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enchufar(
ehn
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choo
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fahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (electricity)
a. to plug in
La radio no se encenderá si no lo enchufas.The radio won't turn on if you don't plug it in.
2. (to put together)
a. to join
Enchufa los tubos y séllalos con cinta adhesiva.Join the tubes and seal them with duct tape.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to activate)
a. to turn on
¡Enchufa el televisor; el juego ya está por comenzar!Turn on the television; the game is about to start!
b. to switch on
Enchufa la radio. Quiero escuchar las noticias.Switch on the radio. I want to listen to the news.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to fix up for a job)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to pull strings
Su primo trabaja en la empresa y lo enchufó en ese puesto.His cousin works in the company and pulled strings for him to get the job.
b. to get a job for
"No voy a enchufarte en nuestro estudio de abogados", dijo su padre."I'm not going to get you a job at our law firm," said his father.
c. to set up in a job
Hablé con el gerente y es posible que logre enchufarte en Tina & Co.I talked to the manager and he might be able to set you up in a job at Tina & Co.
enchufarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to get a cushy job)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to wangle oneself a job
Tuvo que hacer algunos favores para enchufarse en la municipalidad.He had to do some favors to wangle himself a job in the council.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to adapt)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to fit in
Me cuesta enchufarme porque todavía no domino el idioma.It's hard for me to fit in because I still can't speak the language.
b. to settle in
Mis nuevos compañeros de clase son amigables y me enchufé rápido.My new classmates are friendly and I settled in quickly.
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enchufar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (aparato)
a. to plug in
2. (colloquial)
a. to pull strings for
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enchufar
transitive verb
1 (Electricidad y Eléctronica) to plug in
2 (Técnica) (gen) to join; fit together; fit in; [+dos tubos] to telescope together;
3 (en un trabajo)
la han enchufado para el puesto de secretaria they have set o lined her up for the secretary's job using contacts; (using contacts) they pulled strings to get her the secretary's job
pronominal verb
enchufarse
1 (en el trabajo) to wangle o.s. a job (familiar); get a cushy job (muy_familiar)
2 (relacionarse bien) to get in with the right people
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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