pegar

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin picāre (smear with pitch), from pix (pitch).

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pegar (first-person singular present pego, past participle pegat)

  1. to hit somebody (in order to harm)
    Per què li pegueu a aquest noi?Why are you hitting this boy?
  2. (dialectal) to hit one body with another
    Vaig pegar de cap a la paretI hit my head against the wall
    Synonyms: topar, xocar
  3. (dialectal, used with cop (knock), empenta (shove), etc.) to knock, shove somebody
    Li va pegar una empentaHe shoved her
    Synonyms: donar (with cop, empenta), empènyer
  4. (dialectal, used with bot (jump), salt (jump) etc.) to jump
    Va pegar un botHe jumped
    Synonyms: donar (with bot, salt), fer (with bot, salt), saltar
  5. (dialectal) to throw, show sudden emotion.
    Li va pegar una rabinadura al mig de la plaçaHe threw a tantrum in the middle of the square
    Synonym: agafar
  6. (dialectal) to glue
    Synonyms: enganxar, encolar

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Words like "to jump", "to shove", "to knock" can be expressed in two ways. The first is with simple verbs (saltar, empènyer, pegar). The second is to use the construction with a verb roughly meaning "to make" plus indefinite article plus substantive (fer un salt / donar un salt / pegar un salt, donar una empenta / pegar una empenta, donar un cop / pegar un cop).

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Galician[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Attested since the 14th century. From Latin picāre (smear with pitch), from pix (pitch).

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pegar (first-person singular present pego, first-person singular preterite peguei, past participle pegado)

  1. (transitive) to glue
    Synonym: colar
  2. (transitive) to adhere
    Synonym: adherir
  3. (transitive) to fix in place; to hold, steady
    Synonym: fixar
  4. (transitive) to hold, steady
    Synonym: termar
  5. (transitive) to join, splice
    Synonyms: unir, xuntar
  6. (transitive) to hit, blow
    Synonyms: golpear, zoupar
  7. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to come closer; to stick
    Synonym: achegar
  8. (transitive) to infect; pass on; infect (a disease)
    Synonym: contaxiar
  9. (transitive, informal) to do; take; have (a kind of catch-all verb for various actions)
    Synonym: dar

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References[edit]

  • pegar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • peg” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • pegar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • pegar” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • pegar” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pegar (plural, first-person possessive pegarku, second-person possessive pegarmu, third-person possessive pegarnya)

  1. pheasant

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Latin picāre (to smear with pitch), from pix (pitch).

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pegar

  1. to glue (attach using glue)
    Synonym: empegar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin picāre (smear with pitch), from pix (pitch).

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pegar (first-person singular present indicative pego, short past participle pego, long past participle pegado)

  1. (transitive) to catch
    1. to grab, hold
      Synonym: agarrar
    2. to discover someone doing something
  2. (transitive, reflexive) to engage in a romantic and/or sexual relationship with someone for one night or some short period of time
  3. (transitive, reflexive) to fight, to engage in a physical conflict
  4. (transitive, intransitive) to stick, to glue
    Synonym: colar
  5. (colloquial, intransitive) to catch on
  6. (Brazil, transitive) to catch, to take (a transport)
    Vamos pegar um ônibus.Let's take a bus.
    Synonyms: apanhar, tomar
  7. first-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of pegar
  8. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) personal infinitive of pegar
  9. first-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of pegar
  10. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) future subjunctive of pegar

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:pegar.

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The short past participle form pego is mostly used in Brazilian Portuguese.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin picāre (smear with pitch), present active infinitive of picō, from pix (pitch). Compare English pitch.

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  • IPA(key): /peˈɡaɾ/, [peˈɣ̞aɾ]

Verb[edit]

pegar (first-person singular present pego, first-person singular preterite pegué, past participle pegado)

  1. (intransitive) to stick
    No pega a la paredIt doesn't stick to the wall.
  2. (intransitive) to match; to fit; to go with
    La mesa no pega con la silla.The table doesn't go with the chair.
  3. (intransitive) to be strong (of food and drink)
    Hoy pega mucho el sol.The sun is hot/strong/blazing down today.
  4. (computing, transitive) to paste
    copia y pegacopy and paste
  5. (transitive) to glue
    Pégalo con el pegamentoGlue it with the glue
  6. (transitive) to hit; strike
    pega el balónhit the ball
  7. (transitive) to give; dish out (a strike)
    ¡Te voy a pegar un manotazo!I'm gonna give you a slap!
  8. (transitive) to infect; pass on; infect (a disease)
    Creo que me pegó la sífilis.I think he gave me syphilis.
  9. (transitive, informal) to do; take; have (a kind of catch-all verb for various actions)
    Synonym: dar
    Voy a pegarme una ducha.I'm going to take a shower.
    Aquí falta pegar una buena limpieza.This place needs (to have) a good clean-up.
    Pegamos una buena comida.We had an awesome lunch
    Acaba de pegar otro grito.She's just let out another shout
    ¡No te pegues otra borrachera!Don't get smashed again!
    pegar un tiro; pegarse un tiroto shoot; to shoot oneself
  10. (colloquial) to flirt, hit on
    Synonyms: coquetear, flirtear, pinchar

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