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Principal Translations
parar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (cesar una actividad)stop viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Voy a parar un rato porque estoy muy cansada.
 I'm going to stop for a while because I'm very tired.
parar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (bloquear un movimiento)stop vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (penalty)save vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (sports)intercept vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El hombre paró el carrito del bebé que se deslizaba cuesta abajo.
 The man stopped the baby carriage, which was sliding downhill.
pararse v pron AmL (ponerse de pie)stand, stand up vi + adv
 Cuando la maestra entra al salón, todos los niños deben pararse y decir "buenos días maestra".
 When the teacher enters the classroom, all the children must stand (or: stand up) and say, "Good morning, Teacher."
pararse v pron (detenerse)stop viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Siempre se para a pensar detenidamente las cosas, por eso no comete errores en su trabajo.
 He always stops and thinks things through carefully; that's the reason he doesn't make mistakes in his work.
 
Additional Translations
pararse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). AmL (ponerse de pie)stand 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."
 Los alumnos se pararon cuando el profesor entró en clase.
 The students stood up when the professor entered the classroom.
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Compound Forms:
adónde vamos a parar exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (sorpresa, indignación ante un hecho)where will this end? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  what will become of us? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
ir a parar a loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (detenerse)stop at exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  wind up in exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  end up in exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Tenemos que ir a parar a la estación para llenar el tanque.
 We have to stop at the gas station to fill up the tank.
parar en seco loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). AmL, coloq (poner fin a algo)stop dead viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  stop suddenly viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  come to a sudden stop v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  stop in your tracks v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Quería salir conmigo, pero lo paré en seco.
 He wanted to go out with me but I stopped him dead.
parar en seco loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). MX, CL, UY, coloq (regañar a alguien)  (colloquial)read the riot act exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Tienes que parar en seco a tu hijo, es muy maleducado.
 You have to read your son the riot act - he's really rude.
sin parar non-stop, without stopping, without a break
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