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Translation of tapar in English:

transitive verb

  • 1 (cubrir)
    to put the lid on
    to put the top on
    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 or hid part of his face

intransitive verb

also: taparse pronominal verb

  • 1 (reflexivo) (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 or warm if you're going out, it's cold
  • 2 2.1
    (oídos/nariz) (+ me/te/le etc)
    to get blocked
    to 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
    2.2 (Latin America)
    to get blocked
Example sentences
  • Se formó un coagulo y tapó una arteria del cerebro.
  • Una fuerza que se tapaba con ideales compartidos por millones de personas.
  • No es la primera vez que alguien intente tapar el sol con un dedo.
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