verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 (dominar) 1.1 [nervios/impulsos/emociones] to control; [persona/animal] to control controlamos la situación we are in control of the situation, we have the situation under control el incendio fue rápidamente controlado por los bomberos the firemen quickly got o/or brought the fire under control controlan ahora toda la zona they now control o/or they are now in control of the whole area pasaron a controlar la empresa they took control of the company 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] [tema] to know about estos temas no los controlo I don't know anything about these things, I'm not too well up on o/or hot on these things [familiar/colloquial]
- 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
- 3 (regular) to control este mecanismo controla la presión this mechanism regulates o/or controls the pressure medidas para controlar la inflación measures to control inflation o/or to bring inflation under control
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (controlarse)
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