incrustarse
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incrustarse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to become lodged)
a. to become embedded
El cirujano removió las esquirlas que se habían incrustado en las piernas del soldado.The surgeon removed the shrapnel that had become embedded in the soldier's legs.
2. (to get fixed in one's mind)
a. to get stuck
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
La idea de tomar venganza se incrustró en su mente.The idea of getting revenge got stuck in his head.
incrustar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to place)
a. to set
El joyero incrustró dos joyas verdes en la corona.The jeweler set two green gemstones in the crown.
b. to inlay
El carpintero incrustó adornos en la silla de madera.The carpenter inlaid ornaments in the wooden chair.
c. to embed
El hombre asegura que fue abducido por extraterrestres y que le incrustraron un chip en la cabeza.The man claims that aliens abducted him and embedded a chip in his head.
4. (to thrust)
a. to bury
El leñador incrustó el hacha en el árbol y se echó a descansar.The lumberjack buried his ax in the tree and lay down for a break.
b. to ram
Estaba en el pogo y alguien me incrustó el codo en la espalda.I was in the mosh pit and somebody rammed his elbow into my back.
5. (to embed in the mind)
a. to fix
El líder incrustó la idea de revolución en la mente de sus seguidores.The leader fixed the idea of a revolution in the minds of his followers.
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incrustar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (introducir, empotrar)
a.
incrustar nácar en la maderato inlay the wood with mother of pearl
2. (fam fig)
a.
me incrustó un codo en el costadohe jabbed o rammed his elbow into my ribs
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (introducirse, empotrarse)
a.
la bala se incrustó en el hueso/murothe bullet embedded itself in the bone/wall
el coche se incrustó en el murothe car plowed into the wall
la cal se había incrustado en las tuberíasthe pipes had become furred up
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incrustar
transitive verb
1 (introducir) to incrust; to graft
2 [+joyas] to inlay
una espada incrustada de pedrería a sword encrusted with precious stones
recoges la tostada con el cadaver de la cucaracha incrustado en la mantequilla llevaba el monoculo fieramente incrustado bajo la ceja el abrecartas se partió y quedó incrustado en el tórax de la víctima el polideportivo de Saint-Ouen incrustado en una isla en medio del Sena
3 (Técnica) to set;en into
pronominal verb
incrustarse
incrustarse en [+bala] to lodge in; embed itself in; se le ha incrustado esta idea en la mente he's got this idea firmly fixed in his head
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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