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cortar

Translation of cortar in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

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

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 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 (Chile) [familiar/colloquial] (ir, dirigirse) cortaron para la ciudad they headed for o/or made for the city no sabía para dónde cortar (Chile) [familiar/colloquial] I/he didn't know which way to turn [familiar/colloquial]

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (cortarse)

  • 6 (España/Spain) [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/or goes all shy when there are too many people around [familiar/colloquial]
  • 7 (Chile) [familiar/colloquial], [animal] to collapse from exhaustion me corto de hambre/sed I'm dying of hunger/thirst

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