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embalar

verbo intransitivo

also: embalarse verbo pronominal

[familiar]
  • 1.1 (cobrar velocidad) See examples: se embaló a correr
    he raced o dashed off
    no te embales, que esta carretera es peligrosa
    don't go too fast, this road's dangerous
    el coche se embaló cuesta abajo
    the car sped o [familiar] zoomed off down the hill
    1.2 (entusiasmarse) See examples: en general no es muy hablador pero cuando se embala …
    he's not usually very talkative, but when he gets going …
    se embaló con esa idea (Río de la Plata)
    she got very excited about the idea
Example sentences
  • Embalar la frutas en las respectivas cajas para la exportación.
  • El ex presidente Alejandro Toledo dice estar más embalado que nunca.
  • Los agentes encontraron cinco paquetes tipo ladrillo en la cabina, embalados con cinta aislante negra.

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