escamotear
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escamotear(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make disappear)
a. to palm (card games)
El tramposo jugador de poker escamoteó una carta y la puso en su bolsillo.The cheating poker player palmed a card and put it in his pocket.
b. to make vanish
No entiendo cómo el mago logró escamotear ese conejo.I don't understand how the magician was able to make that rabbit vanish.
c. to whisk away
Las cámaras muestran cómo el hombre escamoteó el diamante a la vista de todos.The cameras show how the man whisked the diamond away in plain sight.
2. (to rob with tricks)
a. to lift
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mientras un hombre distrajo a Jorge, otro le escamoteó la billetera.While a man distracted Jorge, another one lifted his wallet.
b. to swindle
Los estafadores telefónicos le escamotearon miles de dólares a mi abuelita.The phone scammers swindled my grandma out of thousands of dollars.
3. (to keep secret)
a. to cover up
Los gobernantes no deben seguir escamoteando lo sucedido.The leaders should not continue to cover up what happened.
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escamotear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a.
escamotear algo a alguiento do o swindle somebody out of something
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escamotear
transitive verb
1 (hacer desaparecer) to make vanish; whisk away; [+naipe] to palm; (Técnica) to retract;
2 (robar) to lift (familiar); pinch (familiar)
3 [+hechos, verdad] to hide; cover up
4 (esquivar) [+responsabilidad] to shirk
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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