Translation of encajar in English:



  • 2 [familiar/colloquial] (endilgar)encajarle algo a algn le encajó un billete de lotería caducado she palmed him off with an out-of-date lottery ticket [familiar/colloquial] se fue de viaje y me encajó el perro he went on a trip and landed o/or (inglés británico/British English) lumbered me with the dog [familiar/colloquial] los fines de semana le encaja los hijos a la suegra at the weekend she dumps the kids on her mother-in-law [familiar/colloquial] me encajó tremenda patada he gave me a hell of a kick [familiar/colloquial] les encajaron tres goles they put three goals past them


encajarse v pron

  • 2 (México/Mexico) (aprovecharse) to take advantage encajarse con algn to take advantage of sb

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