Subjunctiveél/ella/ustedconjugation ofesquinar. Affirmative imperativeustedconjugation ofesquinar. transitive verb
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to position at an edge)
a. to put in a corner
Decidí esquinar el escritorio para crear más espacio.I decided to put my desk in a corner to create more space.
2. (to estrange; used with "con")
a. to put at odds with
Si pones la música tan alta, nos vas a esquinar con los vecinos.Your loud music is going to put us at odds with the neighbors.
3. (to make square)
a. to square off
Solo me falta esquinar los estantes y ya se podrán colocar.I just need to square off the shelves and they'll be ready to put up.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to join)
a. no direct translation
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
El accidente tuvo lugar donde el parque esquina con la calle principal.The accident happened on the corner of the park and main street.
No compramos la casa porque esquinaba con un taller.We didn't buy the house because it was around the corner from a repair shop.
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to quarrel; used with "con")
a. to fall out with
Ernesto se esquinó con su hermano hace diez años y desde entonces no se hablan.Ernesto fell out with his brother ten years ago and they haven't spoken since.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
1 (Dep) to put in a corner 2 (hacer esquina con) to form a corner with 3 (estar en la esquina de) to be on the corner of 4 [+madera] to square; square off 5 [+pelota] to swerve; slice 6 [+personas] to set at odds
esquinar con (hacer esquina) to form a corner with; (estar en la esquina) to be on the corner of
1 (pelearse) to quarrel; fall out;con with 2 (estar resentido) to get a chip on one's shoulder
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