mancar
mancar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cripple)
a. to maim
La explosión de una mina mancó a un aldeano que pasó por encima.The explosion of a mine maimed one of the villagers who stepped on it.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to make a gaffe) (Southern Cone)
a. to blow it
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Habríamos ganado la beca, pero mancamos a causa de un pequeño error en nuestra solicitud.We would have won the grant, but we blew it because of a small error on our application.
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mancar
transitive verb
1 (mutilar) to maim; cripple
2 (S. Cone)
mancar el tiro to miss
intransitive verb
(And) (fracasar) to blow it (familiar); (Escol) to fail;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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