contornar

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Etymology[edit]

Con- +‎ tornar (to turn).

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contornar (first-person singular present indicative contorno, past participle contornado)

  1. to avoid something in one’s path
    Melhor contornarmos esta região, ela é perigosa.
    We better go around this region, it is dangerous.
  2. to surround a location
    O castelo é contornado por um muro.
    The castle is surrounded by a wall.
  3. to overcome a problem with or without solving it
    Contornei a pobreza.
    I overcame poverty.
  4. to draw the contour of something
    Crianças gostam de contornar suas mãos.
    Children like to trace their hands.

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