empinar

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From en- +‎ pi +‎ -ar, literally, to make oneself like a pine (i.e. tall and erect).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

empinar (first-person singular present empino, past participle empinat)

  1. (transitive) to lift, to raise
    empinar el colzeto raise the wrist (i.e. drink heavily)
  2. (promininal) to stand up, to stand on tiptoes

Conjugation[edit]

Synonyms[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

empinar (first-person singular present indicative empino, past participle empinado)

  1. (transitive) to pitch upwards, to tilt something so that its front extremity points higher than standardly
    1. (transitive) to wheelie; to perform a wheelie with (a bicycle, a motorcycle, etc.)

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From en- +‎ pino (straight, right, upright) +‎ -ar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /empiˈnaɾ/, [ẽm.piˈnaɾ]

Verb[edit]

empinar (first-person singular present empino, first-person singular preterite empiné, past participle empinado)

  1. (transitive) to lift
  2. (transitive) to erect
  3. (transitive) to set upright

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]