atolar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish atollar, from a- +‎ tollo; a Celtic borrowing, from Proto-Celtic *tullon, *tullos (hole), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tew- (to push, hit).

Related to Old Irish toll (hole), Breton toull, Welsh twll.

Verb[edit]

atolar (first-person singular present indicative atolo, past participle atolado)

  1. (transitive) to bog down

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • atoleiro (fix, difficult situation, jam)
  • atolar-se (reflexive, to get bogged down, get stuck in the mud)