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chocar

  
a       vi  
1    (=colisionar)  
[coches, trenes]  
to collide, crash  
[barcos]  
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)  
  [+vasos]  
to clink  
  [+manos]  
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
exp.
run into
exp.
to come up against
exp.
to clash with
v.
to bump into ; to bang into ; to crash into ; to collide with
v.
collide with; crash into; bump into; smash into
exp.
be at odds with
exp.
to run counter to
v.
to bump into ; to bang into ; to crash into ; to collide with
exp.
have a head-on crash {o} collision
exp.
to crash {o} collide head-on
exp.
to crash head-on
exp.
to shake hands with sb
exp.
to avoid crashing into {o} colliding with the plane
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'chocar' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
vt.
chocar
exp.
chocar con
exp.
chocar con
exp.
chocar con
vt.
chocar con
exp.
chocar (con)
[Lit][Fig.]
exp.
al chocar
exp.
chocar contra algo
exp.
chocar con el coche
[Auto]
exp.
chocar con un barco
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"chocar": examples and translations in context
Nunca vi a un tranvía chocar un auto. I've never seen a streetcar jump the track and hit a car.
No deberían de chocar con mis camiones. These guys aren't supposed to hit my trucks.
Necesitas chocar tu auto contra una barricada. You need to crash your car into a barricade.
Pienso - No quiero chocar eso. I think - I don't want to crash that.
Intentamos chocar el auto para pintar. We tried crashing the car to splash paint.
Bailey murió tras chocar... de cabeza contra la pared mientras perseguía un elevado. Bump Bailey died after crashing... headfirst into the right-field wall in pursuit of a fly ball.
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