Translation of limpiar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 [casa/mueble/zapatos] to clean; [arroz/lentejas] to wash; [pescado] to clean el camarero limpiaba el mostrador con un trapo the waiter was wiping the counter with a cloth la lluvia limpió el aire the rain cleared the air hay que limpiarlo en or a seco it must be dry-cleaned una infusión que limpia el hígado an infusion which cleanses the liver le tuve que limpiar las narices I had to wipe his nose le limpiaron el estómago he had his stomach pumped 1.2 [nombre] to clear; [honor] to restore
- 2 (dejar libre) limpiar algo
dealgo to clear sth ofsth limpiaron el jardín de hierbajos they cleared the garden of weeds
- 3 3.1 [familiar/colloquial] (en el juego) [persona] to clean … out [familiar/colloquial] 3.2 [familiar/colloquial] [ladrones] [casa] to clean … out [familiar/colloquial] 3.3 (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [argot], (matar) to do away with [familiar/colloquial], to get rid of [familiar/colloquial], to ice [argot/slang]
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (limpiarse)
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A piñata is a hollow figure made of cardboard, or from a clay pot lined with colored paper. Filled with fruit, candy, toys, etc, and hung up at parties, people take turns to stand in front of them blindfolded and try to break them with a stick. They feature in Mexican posadas