Translation of machacar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 [ajo] to crush; [almendras] to grind, crush; [piedra] to crush, pound 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] [contrincante] to thrash [familiar/colloquial] 1.3 [familiar/colloquial] (pegar) to beat … to a pulp 1.4 [precios] to slash
- 2 (España/Spain) 2.1 [familiar/colloquial] (remachar) machácale bien lo que tiene que hacer make sure you drum into her what she has to do siguen machacando los mismos puntos they're still going on about o/or harping on about the same points [familiar/colloquial] 2.2 [familiar/colloquial] (estudiar) to bone up on [familiar/colloquial], to swot up on (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial]
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (machacarse)
- 1.1 [familiar/colloquial] [dedo] to smash, crush machacársela [vulgar] to jerk off [vulgar] machacárselas (Chile) [familiar/colloquial] to get by 1.2 (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial], [comida/bebida] to put away [familiar/colloquial], to polish off [familiar/colloquial]; [trabajo] to polish off [familiar/colloquial]; [dinero] to blow [familiar/colloquial]
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