rematar
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rematar(
rreh
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mah
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tahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to end)
a. to finish off
No hay nada mejor que una cena romántica para rematar el día.There's nothing better than a romantic dinner to finish off the day.
b. to conclude
Besé a María para rematar aquella fantástica noche.I kissed Maria to conclude that wonderful night.
c. to close
El dueño remató el proyecto aquella misma mañana.The architect closed the project that very morning.
d. to round off
Remataron la fiesta del aniversario con un pastel de chocolate.They rounded off the anniversary party with a chocolate cake.
e. to cap off
Ella remató sus 18 años de ser estudiante con una fiesta de graduación y un viaje a México.She capped off 18 years of being a student with a graduation party and a trip to Mexico.
2. (to kill)
a. to finish off
El ciervo estaba herido y el cazador lo remató con su rifle.The deer was injured and the hunter finished him off with his rifle.
3. (to go on top of)
a. to top
Un resplandeciente diamante remataba el anillo.A sparkling diamond topped the ring.
b. to crown
Una cúpula gigantesca remataba la catedral.A huge dome crowned the magnificent cathedral.
4. (sewing)
a. to finish off
Para poder ponerme el pantalón tengo que rematar el bajo.To be able to wear the pants I have to finish off the hem.
5. (sports)
a. to smash (tennis)
Selena remató la pelota, pero perdió el partido.Selena smashed the ball, but she lost the match.
b. to shoot (soccer)
Al final Messi remató el balón y marcó el gol.In the end Messi shot the ball and scored the goal.
6. (to clear out)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to sell off
Conseguí rematar las prendas que ya no quería en un mercadillo.I managed to sell off the clothes I did not want anymore at a street market.
7. (to sell at an auction)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to auction off
Carmen remató las pertenencias de su abuela después de que se murió.Carmen auctioned off her grandmother's belongings after she died.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to finish)
a. to end
La fiesta de cumpleaños de Juan remató con una gran tarta.Juan's birthday party ended with a big cake.
9. (clothing)
a. to end in
El vestido que me compré en la tienda hippy remata en flecos.The dress I bought at the hippy store ends in tassels.
10. (sports)
a. to smash (tennis)
Julio remató y ganó el primer set del partido.Julio smashed and won the first set of the match.
b. to shoot (soccer)
Messi remató y la pelota cayó en manos del portero.Messi shot and the ball fell in the goalkeeper's hands.
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rematar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (acabar)
a. to finish
2. (matar)
a. to finish off
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
para rematarto cap o crown it all
4. (sports)
a. to shoot
5. (liquidar, vender)
a. to sell off cheaply
6. (costura)
a. to finish off
7. (adjudicar en subasta)
a. to knock down
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (sports)
a. to shoot
rematar de cabezato head at goal
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rematar
transitive verb
1 (matar) to finish off
2 (terminar) [+discurso, actuación] to round off; conclude; [+trabajo] to finish off; [+bebida, comida] to finish up; finish off
remató el concierto cantando su último éxito she rounded off the concert by singing her latest hit
3 (Tenis) to smash; (Fútbol) (con el pie) to shoot; (con la cabeza) to head
remató el centro (de cabeza) he met the cross (with a header); remató la jugada he finished off the move
4 (Cos) to cast off
5 (Archit) to top; crown
6 (Latinoamérica) (Com) (subastar) to auction; (liquidar) to sell off cheap
7 (S. Cone) [+caballo] to pull up
intransitive verb
1 (terminar) to end; finish off
remató con un par de chistes he ended o finished off with a couple of jokes
2
rematar en to end in; es del tipo que remata en punta it's the sort which ends in a point; fue una broma que remató en tragedia it was a prank which ended in tragedy
3 (Tenis) to smash; (Fútbol) (con el pie) to shoot; (con la cabeza) to head
rematar de cabeza to head the ball towards goal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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