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prender

Translation of prender in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 2 (sujetar) See examples: 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] (llenar de gases)
    to give … wind

verbo intransitivo

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

also: prenderse verbo pronominal

  • 2 (Colombia) (contagiarse) See examples: se le prendió el sarampión de su hermano
    she caught her brother's measles
    she caught the measles from her brother
  • 4
    (Chile) [familiar] (llenarse de gases)
    to get wind
    estoy prendido
    I've got wind
Example sentences
  • Ambos vehículos se prendieron en llamas como producto de la colisión.
  • Yo que les había comenzado a prender velitas.
  • No hay ninguna otra de la que se quieran prender?

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