- 3 3.1 (esp AmL) [familiar/colloquial], (echar — de un lugar) to throw … out [colloquial/familiar]; (— de un trabajo) to fire [colloquial/familiar], to sack (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] la botaron del trabajo she was fired o sacked, she got the sack (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] 3.2( (AmC, Andes, Méx, Ven) ) (desechar) to throw … out no lo botes al suelo don't throw it on the ground bótalo a la basura chuck o throw it out [colloquial/familiar] se prohibe botar basura no dumping o (BrE) tipping eso sí que es botar el dinero now that really is throwing your money away 3.3 (Per) [familiar/colloquial], (vomitar) to bring up botar el gato (Per) [argot/slang] to throw up [colloquial/familiar]
- 4 (AmC, Chi) [familiar/colloquial], (abandonar) [novio/novia] to chuck [colloquial/familiar], to ditch [colloquial/familiar]; [marido/esposa] to leave dejar botado a algn [familiar/colloquial] (en una carrera) to leave sb miles behind el tren nos dejó botados we missed the train
- 6 6.1 (AmL exc RPl) (perder) [aceite/gasolina] to leak 6.2 (Col, Ven) [familiar/colloquial], (extraviar) [llaves/lápiz] to lose
- 7 (Méx) [cerradura] to force entraron botando la cerradura con un desarmador they got in by forcing the lock with a screwdriver
botarse v pron
- 1 (AmL exc CS) [familiar/colloquial] 1.1 (apresurarse) to rush se botaron a la tienda they rushed to the store no te botes, piénsatelo un poco don't be too hasty o don't rush into anything, think it over 1.2 (arrojarse) to jump se botó de cabeza a la piscina she dived into the pool botarse a algo (Chi) [familiar/colloquial], se bota a duro he likes to think of himself as o (BrE) he fancies himself as a tough guy [colloquial/familiar]
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