endilgar
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endilgar(
ehn
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deel
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gahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to force to put up with)
a. to saddle with
Al pobre Trinidad le endilgaron el mote de "Sr. Salchicha".Poor Trinidad was saddled with the nickname "Mr. Sausage."
b. to foist
El jefe de cocina siempre le endilgaba a Verónica la limpieza del cuarto frío.The chef always foisted the task of cleaning the walk-in on Veronica.
c. to land with
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
El director ejecutivo le endilgó a Wilson la tarea de despedir a unos trabajadores.The executive manager landed Wilson with the task of firing some employees.
d. to lumber with
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
La pareja está un poco cansada de que les endilguen a los nietos cada sábado por la noche.The couple are a bit tired of being lumbered with their grandchildren every Saturday night.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Procura que no te endilguen la responsabilidad de lo que pasó con el cliente.Make sure they don't make you responsible for what happened with the customer.
El líder político solía endilgar a las multitudes interminables discursos de tres horas.The political leader used to give the crowds endless three-hour long speeches.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to deliver)
a. to give
El policía le endilgó unos cuantos porrazos a los manifestantes.The cop gave the protesters a few whacks with his nightstick.
b. to land
Serena le endilgó un bofetón al hombre que estaba intentando manosearla.Serena landed a big slap on the man who was trying to grope her.
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endilgar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
endilgar algo a alguiento dish something out to somebody
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endilgar
transitive verb
endilgar algo a algn: le endilgó una patada en el vientre she kicked him in the stomach
nos endilgó un buen sermón por haber llegado tarde
papá nos endilgó una insoportable disertación política Dad gave us an unbearable lecture on politics; siempre me endilgan los peores trabajos I always get landed o saddled with the worst jobs (familiar); le han endilgado el sambenito de holgazán they've labelled him as lazy
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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