Translation of prender in English:

prender

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 2 (sujetar) le prendió el pelo con una horquilla she pinned back her hair with a hairpin llevaba una flor prendida en el ojal he was wearing a flower (pinned) in his buttonhole el bajo está prendido con alfileres the hem's been pinned up
  • 5 (Chile) [familiar/colloquial], (llenar de gases) to give … wind

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 2 (arder) la leña está mojada y no prende the wood's damp and won't catch light o won't catch o won't take

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (prenderse)

  • 2 (Colombia) (contagiarse) se le prendió el sarampión de su hermano she caught her brother's measles, she caught the measles from her brother
  • 4 (Chile) [familiar/colloquial], (llenarse de gases) to get wind estoy prendido I've got wind

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