encolar

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encolar(
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lahr
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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 coat with paste or glue)
a. to paste
Cuando empapelamos el cuarto, yo encolaba el papel y mi esposo lo colocaba.When we wallpapered the room, I'd paste the paper and my husband would put it up.
b. to glue
Los niños encolaron las figuras de papel y las pegaron en la cartulina para hacer un póster.The children glued the paper figures and stuck them on the cardboard to make a poster.
2. (to stick with glue)
a. to glue
Intenté encolar el travesaño de la escalera que se había desprendido, pero no lo conseguí.I tried to glue the rung of the ladder that had come off, but I wasn't able to.
b. to stick together
La taza se rompió al caerse al suelo, y encolamos los pedazos. ¿A que no se nota?The cup broke when it fell to the floor, and we stuck the pieces together. You couldn't tell, could you?
3. (to treat with size)
a. to size
Llamamos a un pintor profesional, que nos aconsejó encolar las paredes antes de pintarlas.We called a professional painter, who advised us to size the walls before painting them.
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encolar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (material, objeto)
a. to glue
2. (papel pintado)
a. to paste
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
encolar
transitive verb
(engomar) to glue; paste; (pegar) to stick down; stick together; (aprestar) to size;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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