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estaba engrasando
-I was greasing
Imperfect progressiveyoconjugation ofengrasar.
Imperfect progressiveél/ella/ustedconjugation ofengrasar.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (mechanics)
a. to grease
Si usas mucho la moto, hay que engrasar esos roblones periódicamente.If you ride your motobike a lot, you have to grease those rivets from time to time.
b. to oil
¿Hace falta engrasar los frenos de la bici?Do I need to oil the bike brakes?
c. to lubricate
Para mantener limpia un arma, hay que saber engrasarla.To keep a gun clean, you need to know how lubricate it.
2. (culinary)
a. to grease
Engrasar y enharinar un molde antes de verter el preparado.Grease and dust a baking tin with flour before pouring in the mix.
3. (to give money illegally to)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to bribe
El policía dejó entrar a los matones sin revisarlos porque lo engrasaron.The policeman let the thugs in without frisking them because they bribed him.
b. to grease the palm of
Puede que tengamos que engrasar a alguien para asegurar que el artículo no salga en la prensa.We may need to grease someone's palm to keep the story out of the press.
4. (to stain with grease)
a. to get grease on
¿Cómo hiciste para engrasar la alfombra? ¡Qué desastre!How did you manage to get grease on the carpet? What a mess!
5. (to apply grease to)
a. to grease
Estas botas son impermeables porque engraso el cuero con un producto especial.These boots are waterproof because I grease the leather with a special product.
b. to oil
Antes de teñir el cuero, hay que engrasarlo para que se ablande.Before tanning the hide, you need to oil it to soften it.
6. (agriculture)
a. to enrich
Compré un buen estiércol de caballo en una granja para engrasar la tierra.I bought some good horse manure from a farm to enrich the soil.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
7. (to become oily)
a. to become greasy
Si te lavas el pelo todos los días, se engrasa más rápido.If you wash your hair every day, it becomes greasy more quickly.
8. (to get dirty with grease)
a. to get stained with grease
¡Qué pena! ¡Se me engrasaron los pantalones cuando me arrodillé!What a shame! My pants got stained with grease when I kneeled down!
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (motor)
a. to lubricate
2. (bisagra, mecanismo)
a. to oil
3. (eje)
a. to grease
4. (molde de horno)
a. to grease, to oil
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transitive verb
1 (Mecánica) to grease; oil
2 (manchar) to stain with grease
3 (Agr) to manure
4 (México) (Med) to contract
5 (sobornar) to bribe
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