Translation of encajar in English:

encajar

vt

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(endilgar)encajarle algo a algn le encajó un billete de lotería caducado she palmed him off with an out-of-date lottery ticket [colloquial/familiar] se fue de viaje y me encajó el perro he went on a trip and landed o (BrE) lumbered me with the dog [colloquial/familiar]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

vi

encajarse v pron

  • 2 (Méx) (aprovecharse) to take advantage encajarse con algn to take advantage of sb

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