encajar


encajar
v.
1 to fit (meter ajustando) (piezas, objetos).
El chico encajó las baldosas The boy fit the tiles.
2 to push (meter con fuerza).
3 to set (hueso dislocado).
4 to take.
5 to match (hechos, declaraciones, datos).
encajar con algo to match something
6 to fit nicely (ser oportuno, adecuado).
7 to insert, to thrust in, to fix firmly in place, to seat.
Ricardo encajó unos ladrillos Richard inserted some bricks.
8 to fit well, to be relevant, to fit in.
Los ladrillos encajan bien The bricks fit in well.
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encajar
verbo transitivo
1 (ajustar) to fit
2 (hueso) to set
3 (recibir) to take, withstand
4 (soportar) to bear; (hacer aguantar) to force to sit through, force to listen to
nos encajó un discurso de dos horas we were forced to sit through a two hour speech
5 (indirecta, comentario) to get in
6 (dar un golpe) to land
le encajó un golpe he landed him a blow
7 TÉCNICA to gear
verbo intransitivo
1 (caber) to fit
la ventana no encaja bien the window doesn't fit properly
2 figurado (corresponderse) to fit (in), correspond, tally
lo que dices no encaja con lo que vimos what you're saying doesn't tally with what we saw
3 figurado (ir bien) to go, match, suit
4 figurado (adaptarse) to fit in, settle
verbo pronominal encajarse
1 (atascarse) to get stuck, stick
2 figurado (vestido) to slip on; (sombrero) to put on
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verb
1) to fit
2) stick
3) take
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1. VT
1) (=acoplar) [+ pieza, tapón] to fit; [+ partes] to fit together

no he podido encajar las dos partes — I haven't managed to fit the two parts together

encajar algo en algo — to fit sth into sth

2) (=aceptar) [+ broma, crítica] to take; [+ desgracia, derrota] to handle, cope with

hay que encajar las críticas con sentido del humor — you have to be able to take criticism and not lose your sense of humour

el equipo no supo encajar el resultado — the team couldn't handle o cope with the result

no supo encajar el golpe — he couldn't handle it

3) *

encajar algo a algn — (=endilgar) to lumber sb with sth *, dump sth on sb *; (=timar) to palm sth off on o onto sb *

cada vez que se van me encajan a su gato — every time they go away they lumber me with their cat * o they dump their cat on me *

le encajó un billete falso — he managed to palm a fake note off onto him *

a mí no me encajas tú esa historia — I won't be taken in by a story like that

4) (=dar, meter) [+ golpe, patada] to give

le encajó un buen bofetón — he gave him a good slap

no le dejó encajar ni un solo comentario — she didn't let him get a word in edgeways

5) (=dejarse meter) to let in

llevamos tres partidos sin encajar un gol — we've gone three matches without letting in a goal

2. VI
1) (=ajustar) [puerta] to fit; [piezas] to fit (together)

las dos partes encajaron perfectamente — both parts fitted (together) perfectly

encajar en algo — to fit into sth

2) (=coincidir) [teoría, coartada] to fit

aquí hay algo que no encaja — something here doesn't tally o fit

ahora todo empieza a encajar — it's all beginning to fall into place o fit together now

encajar con algo — to tie in with sth, tally with sth

su versión no encaja con lo que he oído — his version does not tie in o tally with what I've heard

3) (=integrarse)

encajar con algn — to fit in with sb

los nuevos alumnos encajaron bien con sus compañeros — the new students fitted in well with their classmates

encajar en — [+ serie, papel] to be right for; [+ ambiente] to fit in

un espectáculo que puede encajar bien en Broadway — a show that could be just right for Broadway

no creo que vayas a encajar en ese papel — I don't think you'll be right for o suit that role

no le costó encajar en la oficina — he had no trouble fitting in in the office

sus ideas encajan dentro de una mentalidad conservadora — her ideas are in keeping with a conservative mentality

3.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) (meter, colocar) to fit
2) (esp AmL fam) (endilgar)

me encajaron a mí el trabajito — I got saddled o landed with the job (colloq)

siempre le encaja los hijos a la suegra — she always dumps the kids on her mother-in-law (colloq)

me encajó tremenda patada — he gave me a hell of a kick (colloq)

les encajaron tres goles — they put three goals past them

3)
a) <broma/críticas> to take; <desgracia/situación> to accept
b) (Dep) <gol> to let ... in; <derechazo/golpe> to take
2.
encajar vi
a) pieza/cajón to fit

encajar en algo — to fit in something

no encaja bien — it doesn't fit properly

las piezas encajaron — the pieces fitted together

b) (cuadrar) to fit

esto no encaja dentro de ninguna categoría — this doesn't fit into any category

c) (armonizar, casar)

su versión no encaja con la de otros testigos — his version does not square with o correspond to that of other witnesses

no encaja con la decoración — it doesn't fit in with the decor

3.
encajarse v pron
1) (refl) (fam) <prenda> to put on
2) (Méx) (aprovecharse) to take advantage

encajarse con alguien — to take advantage of somebody

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= build into, fit in/into, wedge, fit together, dovetail, build in, lock into + place.
Ex. Carlton Duncan discussed the difficulties built into the educational processes which led to under-performance at school and the resulting low representation in higher education and low entry into the professions.
Ex. Since the entire catalog cannot possibly fit into a single display screen, DOBIS/LIBIS must allow users to browse.
Ex. A special form of woodcut initial, common from the mid sixteenth to the mid eighteenth century, was the factotum, a square ornamental block with a hole through the middle into which a piece of type could be wedged, one block thus serving for any initial letter.
Ex. The narrative may be unfamiliar in its structure so that they are unsure about the way different elements of the story fit together.
Ex. The three should dovetail so that each builds on the other instead of working against it.
Ex. This agreement must build in incentives to participating libraries as well as methods of censuring those participants which do not fulfil their obligations to the other participating libraries in the network = Este acuerdo debe incorporar incentivos para las bibliotecas participantes así cómo la forma de llamarle la atención a aquellos participantes que no cumplan sus obligaciones con las otras bibliotecas de la red.
Ex. The gas cylinder has a small locating cut out on the inner rim to ensure it locks into place within the cooker.
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* encajar bien = good fit.
* encajar con = mesh with, fit with.
* encajar el golpe = take it on + the chin.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) (meter, colocar) to fit
2) (esp AmL fam) (endilgar)

me encajaron a mí el trabajito — I got saddled o landed with the job (colloq)

siempre le encaja los hijos a la suegra — she always dumps the kids on her mother-in-law (colloq)

me encajó tremenda patada — he gave me a hell of a kick (colloq)

les encajaron tres goles — they put three goals past them

3)
a) <broma/críticas> to take; <desgracia/situación> to accept
b) (Dep) <gol> to let ... in; <derechazo/golpe> to take
2.
encajar vi
a) pieza/cajón to fit

encajar en algo — to fit in something

no encaja bien — it doesn't fit properly

las piezas encajaron — the pieces fitted together

b) (cuadrar) to fit

esto no encaja dentro de ninguna categoría — this doesn't fit into any category

c) (armonizar, casar)

su versión no encaja con la de otros testigos — his version does not square with o correspond to that of other witnesses

no encaja con la decoración — it doesn't fit in with the decor

3.
encajarse v pron
1) (refl) (fam) <prenda> to put on
2) (Méx) (aprovecharse) to take advantage

encajarse con alguien — to take advantage of somebody

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= build into, fit in/into, wedge, fit together, dovetail, build in, lock into + place.

Ex: Carlton Duncan discussed the difficulties built into the educational processes which led to under-performance at school and the resulting low representation in higher education and low entry into the professions.

Ex: Since the entire catalog cannot possibly fit into a single display screen, DOBIS/LIBIS must allow users to browse.
Ex: A special form of woodcut initial, common from the mid sixteenth to the mid eighteenth century, was the factotum, a square ornamental block with a hole through the middle into which a piece of type could be wedged, one block thus serving for any initial letter.
Ex: The narrative may be unfamiliar in its structure so that they are unsure about the way different elements of the story fit together.
Ex: The three should dovetail so that each builds on the other instead of working against it.
Ex: This agreement must build in incentives to participating libraries as well as methods of censuring those participants which do not fulfil their obligations to the other participating libraries in the network = Este acuerdo debe incorporar incentivos para las bibliotecas participantes así cómo la forma de llamarle la atención a aquellos participantes que no cumplan sus obligaciones con las otras bibliotecas de la red.
Ex: The gas cylinder has a small locating cut out on the inner rim to ensure it locks into place within the cooker.
* encajar bien = good fit.
* encajar con = mesh with, fit with.
* encajar el golpe = take it on + the chin.

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encajar [A1 ]
vt
A (meter, colocar) to fit
lo encajó en las guías he fitted it onto the runners
B (fam) (endilgar) encajarle algo A algn:
le encajó un billete de lotería caducado she palmed him off with an out-of-date lottery ticket (colloq)
se fue de viaje y me encajó el perro he went on a trip and landed o (BrE) lumbered me with the dog (colloq)
los fines de semana le encaja los hijos a la suegra at the weekend she dumps the kids on her mother-in-law (colloq)
me encajó tremenda patada he gave me a hell of a kick (colloq)
les encajaron tres goles they put three goals past them
C
1 ‹disgusto/broma/crítica› to take
encajó bien las críticas she took the criticism well
sé encajar una derrota I can cope with o take o accept defeat
2 (Dep) ‹gol› to let … in; ‹derechazo/golpe› to take
■ encajar
vi
1 «pieza/cajón» to fit encajar EN algo to fit IN sth
este cajón no encaja bien this drawer doesn't fit properly
las piezas encajaron the pieces fitted together
2 (cuadrar) to fit
sus ideas encajan dentro de la filosofía marxista his ideas fit in with Marxist philosophy
esto no encaja dentro de ninguna categoría this doesn't fit into any category
encajar CON algo:
su versión no encaja con la de otros testigos his version does not square with o correspond to o match that of other witnesses
su información no encaja con la que he recibido her information does not agree o tally with the information that I have received
no encaja con la decoración it doesn't fit in with the decor
encajarse
v pron
A refl (fam) ‹prenda› to put on
B (Méx) (aprovecharse) to take advantage encajarse CON algn to take advantage OF sb
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encajar (conjugate encajar) verbo transitivo
1 (meter, colocar) to fit
2 (esp AmL fam) (endilgar):
me encajaron a mí el trabajito I got saddled o landed with the job (colloq);

le encaja los hijos a la suegra she dumps the kids on her mother-in-law (colloq);
les encajaron tres goles they put three goals past them
verbo intransitivo
a) [pieza/cajón] to fit;

no encaja bien it doesn't fit properly;

las piezas encajaron the pieces fitted together
b) (corresponder, cuadrar) [hechos/descripción] to fit;

no encaja con la decoración it doesn't fit in with the decor

encajar
I verbo transitivo
1 (algo dentro de algo) to insert: hay que encajar las fichas del rompecabezas, you have to fit the pieces of the puzzle together
2 (aceptar) to take: encaja muy mal las críticas, she takes criticism very badly
3 (un golpe a alguien) to land sb a blow
II verbo intransitivo
1 (ajustarse) to fit: este enchufe no encaja aquí, this plug doesn't fit
2 (cuadrar) no encaja en este ambiente, she doesn't fit in in this environment
su declaración no encaja con la del testigo, her statement doesn't agree with that of the witness
'encajar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
ajustar
- bailar
- casar
- coincidir
- concordar
- embutir
- entrar
- rompecabezas
- salirse
- corresponder
- muesca
English:
blend
- fit
- match
- set
- slot
- dovetail
- join
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encajar
vt
1. [meter ajustando] to fit (en into); [hueso dislocado] to set;
encajaron el cristal en el marco de la ventana they fitted the glass into the window frame
2. [meter con fuerza] to push (en into);
hay que encajar el ropero en ese hueco the wardrobe has to be squeezed into that space
3. [recibir] [golpe, críticas, noticia] to take;
[goles, canastas] to concede;
encajaron muy mal el cierre de la fábrica they took the factory closure very badly;
encajaron pocas canastas triples they didn't let them get many three-pointers;
ha encajado quince goles esta liga he's let in fifteen goals this season;
encajar una derrota to be defeated
4. Fam [soltar] [insultos] to hurl;
encajar un golpe a alguien to land sb a blow, to land a blow on sb;
nos encajó un sermón de dos horas he treated us to a two hour lecture
5. Fam [endosar] to land, to dump (a on);
me ha encajado a su bebé porque se va al cine she dumped her baby on me because she's going to the cinema
6. Fam [dar, engañar con] to palm off;
le encajaron un billete falso they palmed off a counterfeit note on him
vi
1. [piezas, muebles] to fit (en into);
esta puerta no encaja bien this door doesn't fit the frame properly
2. [concordar] [hechos, declaraciones, datos] to tally;
ahora todo encaja it all falls into place now;
encajar con algo to tally with sth, to match sth
3. [ser oportuno, adecuado]
ese mueble no encaja ahí that piece of furniture doesn't go there o look right there;
¿crees que encajará bien en el grupo? do you think she'll fit into the group all right?;
su ropa no encaja con la seriedad del acto her clothes aren't in keeping with the seriousness of the occasion
See also the pronominal verb encajarse
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encajar
I v/t
1 piezas fit
2 golpe take; gol concede
II v/i fit (en in;
con with)
* * *
encajar vi
: to fit, to fit together, to fit in
encajar vt
1) : to insert, to stick
2) : to take, to cope with
encajó el golpe: he withstood the blow
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encajar vb
1. (colocar) to fit [pt. & pp. fitted]
encajó cada pieza del puzzle en su lugar she fitted each piece of the jigsaw in its place
2. (juntar) to fit together
estas piezas no encajan these pieces don't fit together
3. (coincidir) to fit in
su declaración no encaja con los hechos his statement doesn't fit in with the facts
4. (aceptar disgustos, bromas) to take [pt. took; pp. taken]
hay que saber encajar las críticas you have to learn to take criticism
5. (recibir goles) to let in [pt. & pp. let]
el equipo encajó tres tantos the team let in three goals

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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