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controlar

Translation of controlar in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 2 (vigilar) tiene que controlar su peso he has to watch o check o [formal] monitor his weight deja de controlar todos mis gastos stop checking up on how much I spend the whole time me tienen muy controlada they keep a close watch o/or they keep tabs on everything I do, they keep me on a very tight rein el portero controlaba las entradas y salidas the porter kept a check on everyone who came in or out controlé el tiempo que me llevó I timed myself o/or how long it took me
  • 4 [Deporte/Sport] (en doping) to administer a test to fue controlado positivo tras su victoria he tested positive after his victory lo controlaron negativo he was tested negative

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (controlarse)

  • 1 (dominarse) to control oneself si no se controla acabará alcoholizado if he doesn't get a grip o/or a hold on himself he's going to become an alcoholic
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