chocar


chocar
v.
1 to crash.
chocaron dos autobuses two buses crashed o collided
la moto chocó contra un árbol the motorbike hit a tree
chocar de frente con to have a head-on collision with
2 to clash.
mis ideas siempre han chocado con las suyas he and I have always had different ideas about things
3 to surprise, to puzzle.
me choca que no haya llegado ya I'm surprised o puzzled that she hasn't arrived yet
4 to annoy, to bug (informal) (molestar). (Colombian Spanish, Mexican Spanish, Venezuelan Spanish)
me choca que esté siempre controlándome it really annoys me how he's always watching me
5 to shake (manos).
¡chócala!, ¡choca esos cinco! (informal) put it there!
6 to clink (copas, vasos).
7 to hit, to crash, to bump, to collide with.
8 to dislike.
Me choca esa mala actidud I dislike that bad attitude.
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chocar
Conjugation model [SACAR], like {{link=sacar}}sacar
verbo intransitivo
1 (colisionar con algo) to collide (contra/con, with), crash (contra/con, into), run (contra/con, into)
el coche chocó con la pared the car crashed into the wall
2 (colisionar entre sí) to collide (with each other), crash (into each other)
dos coches chocaron two cars collided with each other
3 (una pelota) to hit (contra, -), strike (contra, -)
4 figurado (pelear) to fight, clash
5 figurado (en una discusión) to clash, fall out
verbo transitivo
1 figurado (sorprender) to surprise; (extrañar) to shock
me choca que no haya llegado todavía I'm surprised he hasn't arrived yet, it's strange that he hasn't arrived yet
me chocó lo que dijo I was shocked at what he said, what he said shocked me
2 (las manos) to shake
3 (copas) to clink
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FRASEOLOGÍA
¡choca esos cinco! / ¡chócala! put it there!, give me five!
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verb
1) to collide, crash
2) clash
3) shock
4) shake
5) clink
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1. 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

esa 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

2. 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

3.
See:
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1.
verbo intransitivo
1)
a) (colisionar) to crash; (entre sí) to collide

chocar de frente — to collide o crash head-on

nunca he chocado — (CS) I've never had an accident

chocar con or contra algo — vehículo to crash o run into something; (con otro en marcha) to collide with something

chocaron con or contra un árbol — they crashed o ran into a tree

el balón chocó contra el poste — the ball hit the goalpost

las olas chocaban contra el espigón — the waves crashed against the breakwater

chocar con alguien — persona to run into somebody, collide with somebody

b) (entrar en conflicto)

chocar con alguien — to clash with somebody

esta idea choca con su conservadurismo — this idea conflicts with o is at odds with his conservatism

c)

chocar con algo — con problema/obstáculo to come up against something

2)
a) (causar impresión, afectar) (+ me/te/le etc)

me chocó que no me invitara — I was taken aback that he didn't invite me

le chocó que lo recibieran de esa manera — he was taken aback by the reception he was given

b) (extrañar)

me chocó que no me lo dijera — I was surprised that he hadn't told me

c) (escandalizar) to shock

me chocó su lenguaje — I was shocked by her language

3) (Col, Méx, Ven fam) (irritar, molestar) (+ me/te/le etc) to annoy, bug (colloq)

me choca ese actor — I can't stand that actor

2.
chocar vt
a) <copas> to clink

chocarla: estaban enojados pero ya la chocaron (Méx fam) they had fallen out but they've made it up again now (colloq); chócala! — (fam) put it there! (colloq), give me five! (colloq)

b) (AmL) <vehículo>(que se conduce) to crash; (de otra persona) to run into

choqué el coche del vecino — I ran into my neighbor's car

3.
chocarse v pron
1) (Col) (en vehículo) to have a crash o an accident
2) (Col fam) (molestarse) to get annoyed
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= crash.
Ex. It doesn't take a wild imagination to grasp what happens to a rider who crashes with protective gear on and one who goes down in street clothes.
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* chocar (con) = conflict with, run into, lock + horns (with), grate against, grate on, collide (with).
* chocar destruyendo = smash into.
* chocar por detrás = rear-end.
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1.
verbo intransitivo
1)
a) (colisionar) to crash; (entre sí) to collide

chocar de frente — to collide o crash head-on

nunca he chocado — (CS) I've never had an accident

chocar con or contra algo — vehículo to crash o run into something; (con otro en marcha) to collide with something

chocaron con or contra un árbol — they crashed o ran into a tree

el balón chocó contra el poste — the ball hit the goalpost

las olas chocaban contra el espigón — the waves crashed against the breakwater

chocar con alguien — persona to run into somebody, collide with somebody

b) (entrar en conflicto)

chocar con alguien — to clash with somebody

esta idea choca con su conservadurismo — this idea conflicts with o is at odds with his conservatism

c)

chocar con algo — con problema/obstáculo to come up against something

2)
a) (causar impresión, afectar) (+ me/te/le etc)

me chocó que no me invitara — I was taken aback that he didn't invite me

le chocó que lo recibieran de esa manera — he was taken aback by the reception he was given

b) (extrañar)

me chocó que no me lo dijera — I was surprised that he hadn't told me

c) (escandalizar) to shock

me chocó su lenguaje — I was shocked by her language

3) (Col, Méx, Ven fam) (irritar, molestar) (+ me/te/le etc) to annoy, bug (colloq)

me choca ese actor — I can't stand that actor

2.
chocar vt
a) <copas> to clink

chocarla: estaban enojados pero ya la chocaron (Méx fam) they had fallen out but they've made it up again now (colloq); chócala! — (fam) put it there! (colloq), give me five! (colloq)

b) (AmL) <vehículo>(que se conduce) to crash; (de otra persona) to run into

choqué el coche del vecino — I ran into my neighbor's car

3.
chocarse v pron
1) (Col) (en vehículo) to have a crash o an accident
2) (Col fam) (molestarse) to get annoyed
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= crash.

Ex: It doesn't take a wild imagination to grasp what happens to a rider who crashes with protective gear on and one who goes down in street clothes.

* chocar (con) = conflict with, run into, lock + horns (with), grate against, grate on, collide (with).
* chocar destruyendo = smash into.
* chocar por detrás = rear-end.

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chocar [A2 ]
vi
A
1 (colisionar) to crash, collide
los trenes chocaron de frente the trains collided o crashed head-on
los dos coches chocaron en el puente the two cars crashed o collided on the bridge
cuatro coches chocaron en el cruce there was a collision at the crossroads involving four cars
nunca he chocado (CS); I've never had an accident o a crash
chocar CON algo «vehículo» to collide WITH sth
el expreso chocó con un tren de mercancías the express collided with o ran into o hit a freight train
chocar CON algn «persona» to run INTO sb, collide WITH sb
chocó con el árbitro he ran into o collided with the referee
chocar CONTRA algo/algn to run o crash INTO sth/sb
chocaron contra un árbol they crashed o ran into a tree
el tren chocó contra los topes the train crashed into o ran into the buffers
el balón chocó contra el poste the ball hit the goalpost
la lluvia chocaba contra los cristales the rain lashed against the windows
las olas chocaban contra el espigón the waves crashed against the breakwater
2 (entrar en conflicto) chocar CON algn/algo:
chocó con el gerente he clashed o (colloq) had a run-in with the manager
es tan quisquilloso que choca con todo el mundo he's so touchy he falls out o clashes with everyone
esta idea choca con su conservadurismo this idea conflicts with o is at odds with his conservatism
3 chocar CON algo ‹con un problema/un obstáculo›
chocaron con la oposición de los habitantes de la zona they met with o came up against opposition from local people
B
1 (causar impresión, afectar) to shock
(+ me/te/le etc): le chocó la noticia de que se habían divorciado he was very shocked to hear that they had divorced, it came as a real shock to him to hear that they had divorced
me chocó que invitara a todos menos a mí I was taken aback that he invited everybody except me
le chocó que lo recibieran de esa manera he was taken aback by the reception he was given
2 (escandalizar) to shock
me chocó que dijera esa palabrota I was shocked o it shocked me to hear him use that word
C (Col, Méx, Ven fam) (irritar, molestar) (+ me/te/le etc) to annoy, bug (colloq)
me choca que me trate así I can't stand it o it really annoys me when he treats me like that, it really gets me o bugs me when he treats me like that (colloq)
me choca todo este tramiterío all this red tape really annoys o (colloq) gets me
■ chocar
vt
1 ‹copas› to clink
chocarla: estaban enojados pero ya la chocaron (Méx fam); they had fallen out but they've made it up again now (colloq)
¡chócala! or ¡choca esos cinco! (fam); put it there! (colloq), give me five! (colloq)
2
(AmL) ‹vehículo› te lo presto pero no me lo vayas a chocar I'll lend it to you but you'd better not crash it o have a crash
al estacionar choqué el auto del vecino as I was parking I ran into o hit my neighbor's car
chocarse
v pron
A (Col) (en un vehículo) to have a crash o an accident
B (Col fam) (molestarse) to get annoyed
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chocar (conjugate chocar) verbo intransitivo
1
a) (colisionar) to crash;

(entre sí) to collide;
chocar de frente to collide o crash head-on;

chocar con or contra algo [vehículo] to crash o run into sth;

(con otro en marcha) to collide with sth;
el balón chocó contra el poste the ball hit the goalpost;

chocar con algn [persona] to run into sb;

(con otra en movimiento) to collide with sb
b) (entrar en conflicto) chocar con algn to clash with sb

c) chocar con algo ‹con problema/obstáculo› to come up against sth

2
a) (extrañar):

me chocó que no me lo dijera I was surprised that he hadn't told me

b) (escandalizar) to shock;

me chocó su lenguaje I was shocked by her language

3 (Col, Méx, Ven fam) (irritar, molestar) to annoy, bug (colloq)
verbo transitivo
a)copasto clink;

¡chócala! (fam) put it there! (colloq), give me five! (colloq)

b) (AmL) ‹vehículo› (que se conduce) to crash;

(de otra persona) to run into
chocarse verbo pronominal (Col)
1 (en vehículo) to have a crash o an accident
2 (fam) (molestarse) to get annoyed
chocar
I verbo intransitivo
1 (colisionar) to crash, collide
chocar con/contra, to run into, collide with
2 (discutir) to clash [con, with]
3 (sorprender, extrañar) to surprise
II verbo transitivo
1 to knock
(la mano) to shake
familiar ¡chócala!, ¡choca esos cinco!, shake (on it)!, US give me five!
'chocar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
cristalera
- empotrar
- estamparse
- estrellarse
- incidir
- tris
- tropezar
- estrellar
- frente
- impactar
English:
avoid
- barge into
- bump into
- cannon
- clash
- collide
- conflict
- crash
- hit
- plough
- ram
- run into
- she
- smash
- bump
- go
- knock
- run
- strike
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chocar
vi
1. [colisionar] to crash, to collide (con o contra with);
chocaron dos autobuses two buses crashed o collided;
el taxi chocó con una furgoneta the taxi crashed into o collided with a van;
la moto chocó contra un árbol the motorbike hit a tree;
iba despistado y chocó contra una farola he wasn't concentrating and drove into a lamppost;
la pelota chocó contra la barrera the ball hit the wall;
chocar de frente con to have a head-on collision with;
los dos vehículos chocaron frontalmente o [m5]de frente the two vehicles collided head-on
2. [enfrentarse] to clash;
la policía chocó con los manifestantes a las puertas del congreso the police clashed with the demonstrators in front of the parliament;
el proyecto chocó con la oposición del ayuntamiento the project ran into opposition from the town hall;
mis opiniones siempre han chocado con las suyas he and I have always had different opinions about things;
tenemos una ideología tan diferente que chocamos constantemente we have such different ideas that we're always disagreeing about something;
esta política económica choca con la realidad del mercado de trabajo this economic policy goes against o is at odds with the reality of the labour market
3. [extrañar, sorprender] [ligeramente] to puzzle, to surprise;
[mucho] to shock, to astonish;
me choca que no haya llegado ya I'm surprised o puzzled that she hasn't arrived yet;
le chocó su actitud tan hostil she was taken aback o shocked by how unfriendly he was;
es una costumbre que choca a los que no conocen el país it's a custom which comes as a surprise to those who don't know the country
4. Col, Méx, Ven Fam [molestar] to annoy, to bug;
me choca que esté siempre controlándome it really annoys me how she's always watching me
vt
1. [manos] to shake;
Comp
Fam
¡chócala!, ¡choca esos cinco! put it there!, give me five!
2. [copas, vasos] to clink;
¡choquemos nuestros vasos y brindemos por los novios! let's raise our glasses to the bride and groom!
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chocar
I v/t
:
¡choca esos cinco! give me five!, put it there!
II v/i
1 crash (con, contra into), collide (con with);
chocar frontalmente crash head on;
chocar con un problema come up against a problem
2
:
chocarle a alguien (sorprender) surprise s.o.; (ofender) shock s.o
3
:
me choca ese hombre that guy disgusts me
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chocar {72} vi
1) : to crash, to collide
2) : to clash, to conflict
3) : to be shocking
le chocó: he was shocked
4) Mex, Ven fam : to be unpleasant or obnoxious
me choca tu jefe: I can't stand your boss
chocar vt
1) : to shake (hands)
2) : to clink glasses
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chocar vb to collide / to crash
los dos coches chocaron en la esquina the two cars collided on the corner
la moto chocó contra una farola the motorbike crashed into a lamp post
chocarle la mano a alguien to shake somebody's hand [pt. shook; pp. shaken]
!chócala! put it there!

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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