- 1 1.1 [ajo] to crush; [almendras] to grind, crush; [piedra] to crush, pound 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] [contrincante] to thrash [colloquial/familiar] 1.3 [familiar/colloquial] (pegar) to beat … to a pulp 1.4 [precios] to slash
- 2 (Esp) 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 harping on about the same points [colloquial/familiar] 2.2 [familiar/colloquial] (estudiar) to bone up on [colloquial/familiar], to swot up on (BrE) [colloquial/familiar]
machacarse v pron
- 1.1 [familiar/colloquial] [dedo] to smash, crush machacársela [vulgar] to jerk off [vulgar] machacárselas (Chi) [familiar/colloquial] to get by 1.2 (Esp) [familiar/colloquial], [comida/bebida] to put away [colloquial/familiar], to polish off [colloquial/familiar]; [trabajo] to polish off [colloquial/familiar]; [dinero] to blow [colloquial/familiar]
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.