moler(
moh
-
lehr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to pulverize)
a. to grind (coffee or spices)
Molemos el café todas las mañanas.We grind coffee every morning.
b. to mill (grains)
Después de moler el trigo, mandan la harina a una panadería local.After milling the wheat, they send the flour to a local bakery.
c. to crush
Muelen hielo y le agregan diferentes sabores.They crush ice and add different flavors to it.
2. (to squash)
a. to crush
Muele el ajo en el mortero.Crush the garlic in the mortar.
b. to press (olives)
Las aceitunas se muelen para obtener el aceite.Olives are pressed to obtain oil.
3. (to chop up)
a. to grind (meat)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Lo mejor es moler la carne uno mismo en casa.It's best if you grind the meat yourself at home.
b. to mince (meat) (United Kingdom)
Antes de moler la carne, déjala 30 minutos en el congelador.Before mincing the meat, leave it in the freezer for 30 minutes.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to exhaust)
a. to wear out
Tengo un sentimiento que esta caminata nos va a moler.I have a feeling this hike is going to wear us out.
5. (to bother)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to annoy
¡Déjalo, güey, que me estás moliendo!Quit it, dude! You're annoying me.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to bother)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to go on
Siempre moliendo con que no le gusta la comida.Always going on about how he doesn't like the food.
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moler
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (pulverizar)
a. to grind
2. (trigo)
a. to mill
3. (aceitunas)
a. to press
4. (destrozar)
a. to beat
lo molieron a paloshe was beaten to a pulp
estas zapatillas me están moliendo los piesthese shoes are killing my feet
5. (colloquial)
a. to wear out
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moler
transitive verb
1 [+café] to grind; [+trigo] to mill; (machacar) to crush; (pulverizar) to pound
moler a algn a palos to give sb a beating
2 (fastidiar) to annoy; (aburrir) to bore
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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