Translation of prender in English:

prender

vt

  • 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 (Chi) [familiar/colloquial], (llenar de gases) to give ... wind

vi

  • 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

prenderse v pron

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

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