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Principal Translations
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lavar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (limpiar)wash, launder vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Siempre lavo mi ropa fina a mano, con agua fría y un detergente suave.
lavarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (asearse)wash up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  wash yourself up vtr + refltransitive verb and reflexive pronoun: Transitive verb with reflexive pronoun--for example, "Enjoy yourself." "They behaved themselves."
 Anda y lávate antes de sentarte a la mesa.
 Go and wash up before sitting down at the table.
 
Additional Translations
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lavar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (purificar, borrar una falta)wash away vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
 Para los católicos el propósito del bautismo es lavar los pecados.
lavar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (separar minerales)wash vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Lavar minerales consiste en separar por gravedad el metal de la roca empleando grandes cantidades de agua.
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Compound Forms:
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lavar a máquina loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (usar lavadora)machine wash v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
lavar del revés wash inside-out v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
lavar dinero loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (blanquear capital)launder money v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
lavar el carro wash the car vtr + n
lavar el cerebro,
lavarle el cerebro,
lavarle el cerebro a alguien
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(a alguien: manipular)brainwash vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Le lavó el cerebro a su tía para que le prestara el dinero.
 He brainwashed his aunt so that she would lend him the money.
lavar en frío loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (lavar con agua fría)cold wash v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  wash in cold water v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  wash with cold water v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
lavar en seco loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (sin usar agua)dryclean vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 En las instrucciones del edredón dice "lavar en seco".
 The quilt's instructions say to "dry clean."
lavar la imagen vtr + nf (recuperar prestigio)clean your image v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  whitewash vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
lavar los platos wash the dishes vtr + npl
tabla de lavar nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (para lavar ropa a mano)washboard nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 La lavadora desplazó a la tabla de lavar.
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