- 1 1.1clavar algo
enalgo [clavo] to hammer sth intosth [palo/estaca] to drive sth intosth le clavó el puñal en el pecho she drove o plunged the dagger into his chest una estaca clavada en el suelo a stake driven into the ground me clavó los dientes/las uñas he sank his teeth/dug his nails into me 1.2 [cartel/estante] to put up (with nails etc) 1.3 [ojos] to fix … on clavó en ella una mirada de odio he fixed her with a look of hate
- 2 [familiar/colloquial] 2.1 (cobrar caro) to rip … off [colloquial/familiar] 2.2 (CS) [familiar/colloquial], (engañar) to cheat 2.3 (Méx) [familiar/colloquial], (robar) to swipe [colloquial/familiar], to filch [colloquial/familiar]
- 4 (Ven) [argot/slang] [golpe] le clavaron sus buenos coñazos en la cara he got whacked in the face [colloquial/familiar]
- 5 (Ven) [familiar/colloquial] [estudiante] lo clavaron en física he failed (in) physics, he flunked physics [colloquial/familiar]
clavarse v pron
- 1 1.1 [aguja/espina] me clavé la aguja I stuck the needle into my finger ( o thumb etc) me clavé el destornillador en la mano I stuck the screwdriver in my hand se clavó una astilla en el dedo she got a splinter in her finger 1.2 (refl) [cuchillo/puñal] se clavó el puñal en el pecho he drove o plunged the dagger into his chest
- 2 2.1 (CS) [familiar/colloquial] (con algo inservible)clavarse
conalgo to get stuck withsth [colloquial/familiar] me clavé con las entradas I got stuck with the tickets se clavó con el auto que compró the car turned out to be a bad buy o a real lemon [colloquial/familiar] 2.2 (RPl) [familiar/colloquial] (fastidiarse) me tuve que clavar toda la tarde allí porque el cerrajero no vino I was stuck there all afternoon because the locksmith didn't come [colloquial/familiar]
- 3 (Per) [familiar/colloquial] (colarse) se clavó en la cola he jumped the line (AmE) he jumped the queue (BrE) siempre se clava en las fiestas he's always gatecrashing parties [colloquial/familiar]
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
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