matar translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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a       vt  
1      [+persona]   to kill  
  [+reses, ganado]  
to kill, slaughter  
la mató en un ataque de celos      he killed her in a fit of jealousy  
el jefe me va a matar      the boss will kill me  
matar a algn a golpes      to beat sb to death  
matar a algn a disgustos      to make sb's life a misery  
así me maten      for the life of me  
que me maten si ...      I'll be damned if ...  
MODISMOS matarlas callando      to go about things slyly  
MODISMOS entre todos la mataron (y ella sola se murió)      they are all to blame  
2      [+tiempo, pelota]   to kill  
to quench  
to postmark, cancel  
  (en ajedrez)    to take
to slake  
  [+ángulo, borde]  
to file down  
to dull  
cómete una manzana para matar el hambre      have an apple to keep you going  
3    *  

los zapatos me están matando      these shoes are killing me *     
me mata tener que trabajar en sábado      it's a pain having to work on a Saturday *     
4    *  

¿se van a casar? ¡me has matado!      they're getting married? you're kidding! *     
b       vi   to kill  
no matarás        (Rel)   thou shalt not kill  
entrar a matar        (Taur)   to go in for the kill  
MODISMOS estar o llevarse a matar con algn      to be at daggers drawn with sb  
c    matarse      vpr  
1    (=suicidarse)   to kill o.s.  
se mató de un tiro      he shot himself  
2    (=morir)   to be killed, get killed  
se mataron en un accidente de aviación      they were killed in a plane crash  
3    (=esforzarse)   to kill o.s.  
convendría revisar estas facturas, pero no te mates      these invoices need checking but don't kill yourself  
matarse trabajando o a trabajar      to kill o.s. with work  
se mata para mantener a su familia      he has to work like crazy to keep his family  
se mata por sacar buenas notas      he goes all out to get good marks  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
matar el tiempo exp.
to kill time

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
to lay the dust
to take the edge off one's appetite
to waste time
to quench one's thirst
take the edge off one's appetite
to keep one going
to shoot sb (dead)
to beat sb to death
to starve sb to death
to be at daggers drawn with sb
to floor sb
shut sb up
to stone sb to death
to kill sb treacherously
to make sb's life a misery
to stab sb to death
to shoot to kill
to go in for the kill
the murderer shot to kill
the guards were shooting to kill
'matar' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
el matar
matar a algn
matar el rato
matar o curar
matar el tiempo
matar el tiempo
disparar a matar
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"matar": examples and translations in context
Ningún niño nace deseando odiar y matar. No child is born wanting to hate or kill.
El que intentó matar al guardia. The one who tried to kill the Guardsman.
Shohaib... cuántos más aliados Planea matar... Shohaib... how many more allies do you plan on killing...
Él tiene serios antecedentes de matar gente. This guy, he has a proven track record of killing people.
Me pueden matar por decirles esto. I could get killed for telling you this.
Senadores y presidentes no hacen matar. Senators and presidents don't have men killed.
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