- 1 [superficie/objeto] no golpees la máquina don't bang the machine golpeó la puerta con tal fuerza que casi la tira abajo he banged (on) the door so hard that he almost knocked it down no golpees la puerta al salir don't slam the door as you go out golpear el filete con la maza beat o pound the steak with a tenderizer la lluvia golpeaba los cristales the rain beat against the window panes golpeó el atril con la batuta he tapped his baton on the music stand, he tapped the music stand with his baton los macillos golpean las cuerdas the hammers strike the strings
- 2 [persona] 2.1 (chocar) to hit algo me golpeó en la cara something hit me in the face 2.2 (pegarle a) to beat, hit lo golpearon brutalmente he was brutally beaten 2.3 (sacudir) una nueva tragedia golpea al país a fresh tragedy has hit o struck the country la vida la ha golpeado duramente life has treated her harshly o [literary/literario] has dealt her some harsh blows
- 1.1 (dar, pegar) golpear
contraalgo to beat againststh el granizo golpeaba contra la ventana the hail beat against the window pane 1.2 (AmS) (llamar a la puerta) to knock alguien golpeó (a la puerta) someone knocked on o at the door están golpeando there's someone (knocking) at the door 1.3 (en fútbol americano) to scrimmage
golpearse v pron
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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.