mochar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cut off)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to chop off
La máquina le mochó una dedo de la mano derecha al trabajador.The machine chopped off one of the fingers of the worker's right hand.
mocharse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to donate; used with "con")
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to chip in
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
La actriz se mochó con 50,000 pesos.The actress chipped in with 50,000 pesos.
b. to contribute
¿Con cuánto se va a mochar, señora?How much are you going to contribute, ma'am?
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to pay a kickback to; used with "con")
a. to bribe
Tendremos que mocharnos con el presidente de la asociación si queremos que nos contrate.We'll have to bribe the president of the association if we want him to give us a contract.
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mochar
transitive verb
1 (Latinoamérica) (cortar) to chop off (clumsily); hack off
2 (And) (despedir) to fire (familiar); sack (familiar)
3 (S. Cone) (robar) to pinch (familiar); nick (familiar)
pronominal verb
mocharse (México)
mocharse con [+cantidad de dinero] to contribute; mocharse con algn to go halves with sb
me tiene que dar un poco más porque yo me tengo que mochar con mi amigo.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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