trenzar
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trenzar(
trehn
-
sahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to interweave)
a. to braid
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me enseñó a hacer rastas y a trenzar cabello.She taught me how to make dreadlocks and braid hair.
b. to plait (United Kingdom)
Mi hermana me peinaba y trenzaba el cabello todos los días.My sister used to brush and plait my hair every day.
trenzarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
2. (to interweave)
a. to braid
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Me trenzo el pelo o me hago una cola de caballo?Should I braid my hair or get a ponytail?
b. to plait (United Kingdom)
Generalmente me trenzo el cabello cuando todavía está mojado.I usually plait my hair while it is still wet.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to get entangled with; used with "en")
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to get involved
Se trenzó en la venta de drogas y terminó en la cárcel.He got involved in drug trafficking and ended up in jail.
b. to get embroiled
No tengo tiempo para trenzarme en una discusión contigo.I don't have time to get embroiled in a discussion with you.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to get into a fight) (River Plate)
a. to get into a fight
Los dos jugadores que se trenzaron fueron expulsados del partido.The two players who got into a fight were expelled from the game.
b. to come to blows
Mi amigo se trenzó a las piñas con un borracho en el bar.My friend came to blows with a drunk guy at the bar.
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trenzar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (pelo)
a. to plait
b. to braid
2. (fibras)
a. to braid
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trenzar
transitive verb
[+cabello] to plait; braid; (EEUU) [+pajas, cintas] to plait; (Cos) to braid; [+hilo] to weave; twist (together);
intransitive verb
[+bailarines] to weave in and out; [+caballo] to caper;
pronominal verb
trenzarse (Latinoamérica)
1 (pelear) to come to blows
2
trenzarse en una discusión to get involved in an argument
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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