masticar
masticar(
mahs
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tee
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kahr
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transitive verb
1. (to munch) 
a. to chew 
Dicen que hay que masticar 32 veces la comida antes de tragarla.They say you need to chew your food 32 times before you swallow it.
b. to masticate (formal) 
Los nativos mastican las hojas de coca para evitar el apunamiento.The natives masticate coca leaves to avoid altitude sickness.
masticar
transitive verb
1. (general) 
a. to chew 
2. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
hay que dárselo todo masticadoyou need to spoon-feed him
masticar
transitive verb
to chew; masticate (formal)
Phrases with "masticar"
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masticar chicle
to chew gum
Examples
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