merendar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (rare) Late Latin merendō(I take a late lunch), from Classical merenda(luncheon taken around tea-time), from mereō(I earn, deserve).

Verb[edit]

merendar (first-person singular present meriendo, first-person singular preterite merendé, past participle merendado)

  1. to have a snack, especially in the period between lunch and dinner.
  2. (informal) to defeat in some game or competition.

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: e becomes an ie in stressed syllables.

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