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Translation of matear in English:

verbo intransitivo

  • (Cono Sur) [familiar]
    to drink maté

verbo transitivo

  • (Venezuela) [familiar] mateemos el trabajo
    let's finish the work off quickly
    no me lo matees con una respuesta rápida
    don't try to make do with quick answer

also: matearse verbo pronominal

Example sentences
  • Mateo Diez y Álbum de fotos, son una prueba de ello.
  • Además se armará otro transformador de potencia 15 MVA en San mateo.
  • Sería cantante si es que no sintiera toda mi vida culpa por no haber estudiado una carrera más matea.

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