Translation of prender in English:

prender

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 2 (sujetar) le prendió el pelo con una horquilla she pinned back her hair with a hairpin llevaba una flor prendida en el ojal he was wearing a flower (pinned) in his buttonhole el bajo está prendido con alfileres the hem's been pinned up
  • 5 (Chile) [familiar/colloquial], (llenar de gases) to give … wind

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 2 (arder) la leña está mojada y no prende the wood's damp and won't catch light o won't catch o won't take

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (prenderse)

  • 2 (Colombia) (contagiarse) se le prendió el sarampión de su hermano she caught her brother's measles, she caught the measles from her brother
  • 4 (Chile) [familiar/colloquial], (llenarse de gases) to get wind estoy prendido I've got wind

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day tela
f
material …
Cultural fact of the day

In Central America and Mexico, the word 'botana' means a small portion of food, olives, peanuts etc, usually served with a drink at parties, bars, or social occasions.