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
    • 1750, anonymous, Galanteo de mozo e moza:
      Agora si, que cai ben
      aquel conto do Boy manso,
      que nunha corrida de Touros,
      se ò pican, â ollos cerrados
      â hùs lles fura os calzòs,
      outros os pincha rodando,
      este quero, aquel non quero,
      esparcendolle os fargallos,
      hasta que queda à Praza
      espoada âô seu mandado:
      Now it sits well
      that tale of the docile ox,
      that in a bullfight
      if they sting him, as with closed eyes,
      he bore the pants of some,
      others he takes down rolling,
      this one I want, that I don't,
      scattering their rags,
      till the plaza is left
      sieved [dusted?] at his command
    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
  7. to shove

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  1. ^ Cf. Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991), “pinchar”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN

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]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to puncture, prick, pierce
  2. to poke
  3. (animals, needle) to sting
  4. (graphical user interface) to click
    Synonyms: hacer clic, cliquear
  5. (colloquial) to flirt
    Synonym: ligar
  6. (colloquial) to get flirted
  7. (music) to deejay, DJ
  8. (telephony) to call up by telephone and suspend before a conversation is initiated in order to make the receiver call back
  9. (telephony, colloquial) putting some tool for hearing in secret private conversation by phone; eavesdropping
  10. (intransitive, colloquial) to slip up (fail)
  11. (colloquial) to fuck
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:joder
  12. (colloquial) to wind up, pester

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