Translation of controlar in English:



  • 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 brought the fire under control controlan ahora toda la zona they now control o 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 hot on these things [colloquial/familiar]
  • 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 [Dep] (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

controlarse v pron

  • 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
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