taponar
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taponar(
tah
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poh
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nahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to clog)
a. to block
En otoño, las hojas de los árboles taponan el desagüe.In the fall, the leaves from the trees block the drain.
2. (to fill)
a. to plug
Taponamos el agujero del depósito para que no siguiera saliendo agua.We plugged the hole in the tank to stop the water from coming out.
3. (medicine)
a. to tampon
El amigo de la chica herida se quitó la camiseta y le taponó la herida con ella.The wounded girl's friend took off his T-shirt and tamponed her wound with it.
4. (to put the cap on)
a. to put the top on
Esta máquina tapona la botella de vino a medida que pasa bajo ella en la cinta transportadora.This machine puts the top on the bottle of wine as it passes underneath on the conveyor belt.
taponarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to get clogged)
a. to get blocked
El sumidero de la cocina se había taponado y tuvimos que usar un desatascador.The kitchen drain had got blocked and we had to use a plunger.
b. to get blocked up
Tengo un resfriado muy fuerte, y se me taponó la nariz.I have a very bad cold, and my nose got blocked up.
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taponar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (cerrar; botella)
a. to put the top on
2. (lavadero)
a. to put the plug in
3. (salida)
a. to block
4. (tubería)
a. to stop up
5. (medicine)
a. to tampon
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (general)
a. to get blocked
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taponar
transitive verb
[+tubería, puerta, carretera] to block; [+agujero] to plug; block; (Dep) to block; stop; (Med) to tampon
los alborotadores taponaron la entrada con contenedores
El gobierno trataba de taponar desesperadamente cualquier posible filtración informativa el partido intentará taponar su gravísima hemorragia electoral en las ciudades.
pronominal verb
taponarse [+nariz, oídos] to get blocked up
taponarse los oídos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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