Translation of tapar in English:

tapar

vt

  • 1 (cubrir) [caja] to put the lid on; [botella/frasco] to put the top on; [olla] to cover, put the lid on tapé bien el agua I put the top tightly on the water (bottle) tapó los muebles con unas sábanas viejas she covered the furniture with some old sheets cuélgalo ahí y así tapa la mancha hang it there, that way it'll cover (up) the stain le tapó la boca para que no gritara he put his hand over her mouth so that she wouldn't scream la bufanda le tapaba parte de la cara the scarf covered o/or hid part of his face

vi

taparse v pron

  • 1 (reflexivo/reflexive) (cubrirse) se tapó la cara con las manos he covered his face with his hands tápate la garganta, que vas a coger frío put something around your neck; you'll catch cold se metió en la cama y se tapó bien he got into bed and covered himself up si sales, tápate bien que hace frío wrap up well o/or warm if you're going out, it's cold
  • 2 2.1 [oídos/nariz] (+ me/te/le etc) to get o/or become blocked cada vez que viajo en avión se me tapan los oídos every time I fly, my ears get blocked tengo la nariz tapada my nose is blocked 2.2 (América Latina/Latin America) [caño/excusado] to get blocked

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