pinchar

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pinchar

  1. to recognize, to know (someone)

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown.[1] Perhaps a metathesis of the synonym chimpar, itself hypothetically from an earlier *plimpar, onomatopoeic. Compare Irish plimp (sudden fall).

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pinchar (first-person singular present pincho, first-person singular preterite pinchei, past participle pinchado)

  1. to take down
    Synonyms: abater, deitar, tirar
  2. to cut down a tree
  3. to throw down
  4. to cause to jump
  5. (transitive) to jump over; to overleap
  6. (intransitive) to jump
    Synonyms: brincar, chimpar, choutar, saltar

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  1. ^ Cf. Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. pinchar.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Most likely from a crossing of punchar (itself a variant of punzar, from Vulgar Latin *punctiāre, from Latin punctus), and picar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pinˈt͡ʃaɾ/, [pĩnʲˈt͡ʃaɾ]

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pinchar (first-person singular present pincho, first-person singular preterite pinché, past participle pinchado)

  1. to puncture, prick, pierce
  2. (animals, needle) to sting
  3. (computation) to click
  4. (colloquial) to flirt
  5. (colloquial) to get flirted
  6. (telephony) to call up by telephone and suspend before a conversation is initiated in order to make the receiver call back
  7. (telephony, colloquial) putting some tool for hearing in secret private conversation by phone; eavesdropping
  8. (intransitive, colloquial) to slip up (fail)
  9. (colloquial) to fuck
  10. (colloquial) to wind up, pester

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