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espetar

Translation of espetar in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1 [familiar/colloquial] 1.1 (soltar de repente) [grosería] to spit … out; [noticia] to blurt … out le espetaron la noticia así they sprang the news on him just like that, they blurted the news out to him just like that 1.2 (hacer escuchar) [discurso/sermón] to inflict … on nos espetó un sermón sobre los buenos modales he inflicted a lecture about good manners on us, he made us sit through a lecture on good manners, he lectured us on good manners

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