espabilar

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From pabilo

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espabilar (first-person singular present espabilo, first-person singular preterite espabilé, past participle espabilado) (see despabilar)

  1. to remove any excedent portion of a candle's wick that is charred (to snuff a candle).
  2. to brighten up, to enliven, to make smart or smarter
  3. to wake up
  4. to pay attention, watch out
  5. to hurry up

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