embalar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From em- + Late Latin ballāre (to play, dance). Compare Spanish bailar.

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embalar (first-person singular present indicative embalo, past participle embalado)

  1. (transitive) to rock (move gently back and forth)
    Synonym: balançar
  2. (transitive) to lull (to soothe a baby into sleep)
  3. (intransitive, transitive) to accelerate (to cause to move faster)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French emballer.

Verb[edit]

embalar (first-person singular present indicative embalo, past participle embalado)

  1. (transitive) to wrap (to enclose completely in fabric, paper, etc.)
    Synonyms: embrulhar, empacotar
    Antonym: desembalar
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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /embaˈlaɾ/, [ẽmbaˈlaɾ]

Verb[edit]

embalar (first-person singular present embalo, first-person singular preterite embalé, past participle embalado)

  1. to pack
  2. (reflexive) to speed up, pick up speed

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