machucar
machucar(
mah
-
choo
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kahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to flatten)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to crush
Hubo un accidente. La prensa le machucó dos dedos al operario.There was an accident. The printing press crushed two of the operator's fingers.
b. to smash
El cocinero machucó los dientes de ajo con la base de una olla.The cook smashed the garlic cloves with the bottom of a pot.
c. to squash
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Pablo cruzó la calle imprudentemente y lo machucó un coche.Pablo was jaywalking and a car squashed him.
2. (to damage the skin of)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to bruise
¡Despacio con los cajones! Vas a machucar las manzanas.Easy with the crates! You'll bruise the apples.
3. (medicine)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to bruise
Mauricio me pegó en el hombro y me lo machucó.Mauricio punched me on the shoulder and bruised me.
machucarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to hit)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to stub
Las luces estaban apagadas y me machuqué el meñique del pie contra la mesa ratona.The lights were off and I stubbed my pinky toe on the coffee table.
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machucar
transitive verb
1 (aplastar) to pound; crush; (golpear) to beat; (abollar) to dent; (dañar) to knock about; damage
2 (Med) to bruise
3 (And) (Caribe) (México) [+caballo] to tire out before a race; (before a race)
4 (Caribe) [+ropa] to rinse through
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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