Translation of cortar in English:

cortar

vt

  • 4 [viento] hacía un viento que me cortaba la cara there was a biting wind blowing in my face o [literary/literario] lashing my face
  • 13 (Chi) [animal] cortó al caballo de tanto galopar he rode the horse so hard that it collapsed

vi

  • 6 (acortar camino)cortar por algo cortemos por el bosque/la plaza let's cut through the woods/across the square, let's take a short cut through the woods/across the square cortaron por el atajo they took the shortcut
  • 7 (Chi) [familiar/colloquial] (ir, dirigirse) cortaron para la ciudad they headed for o made for the city no sabía para dónde cortar (Chi) [familiar/colloquial] I/he didn't know which way to turn [colloquial/familiar]

cortarse v pron

  • 6 (Esp) [persona] (turbarse, aturdirse) no le digas eso que se corta don't say that to her, she'll get all embarrassed se corta cuando se ve entre mucha gente he comes over o goes all shy when there are too many people around [colloquial/familiar]
  • 7 (Chi) [familiar/colloquial], [animal] to collapse from exhaustion me corto de hambre/sed I'm dying of hunger/thirst

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.