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Translation of cortar in English:

verbo transitivo

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

verbo intransitivo

  • 6 (acortar camino)cortar por algocortemos 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 (Chile) [familiar] (ir, dirigirse) See examples: cortaron para la ciudad
    they headed for o made for the city
    no sabía para dónde cortar (Chile) [familiar]
    I/he didn't know which way to turn

also: cortarse verbo pronominal

  • 6 (España) (persona) (turbarse, aturdirse) See examples: 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
  • 7
    (Chile) [familiar] (animal)
    to collapse from exhaustion
    me corto de hambre/sed
    I'm dying of hunger/thirst
Example sentences
  • Cortar la cabeza de los reyes fue crueldad innecesaria.
  • Cortar en finas tiras el pepino y la palta.
  • Corte los suministros de agua, gas y electricidad.

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