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controlar

Translation of controlar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 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 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 how long it took me
  • 4
    (Deporte) (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

also: controlarse verbo pronominal

  • 1 (dominarse)
    to control oneself
    si no se controla acabará alcoholizado
    if he doesn't get a grip o a hold on himself he's going to become an alcoholic
Example sentences
  • El páramo almacena carbono atmosférico, ayudando a controlar el calentamiento global.
  • Ahora la oposición es mayoría y no sabe controlar al gobierno.
  • Al sitio se trasladaron bomberos para controlar la situación.

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