atrapalhar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a- +‎ trapo +‎ -alho +‎ -ar. Compare Galician atrapallar and Spanish trapalear.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

atrapalhar (first-person singular present indicative atrapalho, past participle atrapalhado)

  1. (transitive) to disturb; to disrupt (to interrupt or throw into confusion)
    A sua incompetência só está nos atrapalhando.
    Your incompetence is doing nothing more than disturbing us.
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to mess up (to perform poorly; to make mistakes)
    Synonym: meter os pés pelas mãos
    Fui tocar essa música ao vivo mas me atrapalhei.
    I went play this song live but I messed up.

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