encajar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From en- +‎ caja +‎ -ar. Compare English encase.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /enkaˈxaɾ/, [ẽŋ.kaˈxaɾ]

Verb[edit]

encajar (first-person singular present encajo, first-person singular preterite encajé, past participle encajado)

  1. to insert, put into
  2. to fit, to dovetail
  3. to push in
  4. to make sense, add up, be reasonable
    Synonym: cuadrar
  5. to give; to deliver (a hit, punch, kick etc.)
    • 1871, José María de Pereda, Don Gonzalo González de la Gonzalera:
      la Guardia civil en Coteruco, y se le llevara atado, codo con codo, a encajarle un par de balas en la mollera
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  6. (intransitive) to fit in
  7. (reflexive) to fit; squeeze (into)
  8. (reflexive) to pull on; slip on (clothes)

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