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Translation of untar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 1 (cubrir)untar algo de orcon algountar las galletas con miel
    spread honey on the cookies
    spread the cookies with honey
    se unta el molde con mantequilla
    grease the cake tin (with butter)
    untó el eje de or con grasa
    he greased the axle

also: untarse verbo pronominal

  • (ensuciarse)untarse de orcon algose untó todas las manos de bronceador
    he got suntan lotion all over his hands
Example sentences
  • Verterlo en un molde alto untado con mantequilla y azucarado.
  • Unte bien con mucha risa, especialmente sobre las propias tragedias.
  • Cuando se saca de la bolsa se unta con sal.

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