chocar translation | Spanish-English dictionary



a       vi  
1    (=colisionar)  
[coches, trenes]  
to collide, crash  
to collide  
los dos coches chocaron de frente      the two cars crashed head on o were in a head-on collision  
→ chocar con o contra        [+vehículo]   to collide with, crash into  
  [+objeto]   to bang into  
  [+persona]   to bump into  
para no chocar contra el avión      to avoid crashing into o colliding with the plane  
el buque chocó con una mina      the ship struck a mine  
el balón chocó contra el poste      the ball hit the post  
chocaban unos contra otros por los pasillos      people bumped into each other in the corridors  
2    (=enfrentarse)  
[opiniones, personalidades]  
to clash  
→ chocar con        [+ideas, intereses]   to run counter to, be at odds with  
  [+obstáculos, dificultades]   to come up against, run into  
  [+personas]   to clash with  
esa propuesta choca con los intereses de EEUU      that proposal runs counter to o is at odds with American interests  
no choca con ninguna idea religiosa      it does not clash with any religion  
ésa sería una de las mayores dificultades con las que chocarían en este proyecto      that would be one of the biggest problems they would come up against in this project  
por su carácter chocaba a menudo con sus compañeros de trabajo      he often clashed with his colleagues because of his confrontational nature  
b       vt  
1    (=sorprender)   to shock  
¿no te choca la situación actual?      don't you find the current situation shocking?  
me chocó muchísimo lo que dijo      I was really shocked by what he said, what he said really shocked me  
me choca que no lo hayan hecho      I am surprised that they haven't done it  
no me choca que haya dimitido      I'm not surprised that he's resigned  
2    (=hacer chocar)  
to clink  
to shake  
¡chócala!      *   ¡choca esos cinco!      *   put it there! *     
chocar la mano de algn      to shake hands with sb  
3      (Méx)   (=asquear)   to disgust  
me choca su actitud      I find his attitude offensive  
c    chocarse      vpr     (Méx, Aut)   to have a crash
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
to come up against
collide with; crash into; bump into; smash into
to bump into ; to bang into ; to crash into ; to collide with
to run counter to
be at odds with
run into
to clash with
to bump into ; to bang into ; to crash into ; to collide with
have a head-on crash {o} collision
to crash {o} collide head-on
to crash head-on
to shake hands with sb
to avoid crashing into {o} colliding with the plane
'chocar' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
chocar con
chocar con
chocar con
chocar con
chocar (con)
al chocar
chocar contra algo
chocar con el coche
chocar con un barco
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"chocar": examples and translations in context
Adivina una cosa, Díaz, el carro acaba de chocar. Guess one thing, Diaz, just hit the car.
No te imaginas el ruido que hizo al chocar contra el fondo. You should've heard the sound his head made... when he hit the bottom.
Quizá el camión cisterna estaba destinado a chocar. Perhaps the tanker was meant to crash.
A control de tráfico aéreo, chocar aviones en pleno aire. Air-traffic control, crash planes in midair.
Dejar al pasado y al futuro chocar en su majestad infinita. Allowing the past and the future to collide in infinite majesty.
Y si llegáramos a chocar, todo se terminaría. And if we were to collide, it'd all be over.
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