Translation of colocar in English:

colocar

vt

colocarse v pron

  • 1 (ponerse, situarse) entró y se colocó al lado del director she came in and stood/sat beside the director se colocaron en primera fila they sat in the front row con esta victoria el equipo se coloca en tercer lugar after this win the team moves into third place
  • 2 (en un trabajo) to get a job se colocó como secretaria she got a job as a secretary se colocó en una casa muy buena she found a position in a very good household en cuanto acabó la carrera se colocó as soon as she finished studying she found o got a job
  • 3 3.1 [familiar/colloquial] (emborracharse) to get plastered [colloquial/familiar]
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    Translate get plastered into German
    3.2 [argot/slang] (con drogas) to get stoned [colloquial/familiar]

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