The word macaneaba is the imperfect form of macanear in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full macanear conjugation.
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intransitive verb
1 especialmente (And) (S. Cone) (mentir) to lie; (exagerar) to exaggerate wildly; tell tall stories; (decir tonterías) to talk nonsense; talk rubbish; (hacer tonterías) to mess about
2 (Latinoamérica) (trabajar) to work hard; keep one's nose to the grindstone
transitive verb
1 (Caribe) (aporrear) to beat; hit
2 (Caribe) (en jardín, huerta) to weed; clear of weeds
3 (Caribe) [+asunto] to handle
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