encerrar

v.
1 to shut up or in.
2 to contain.
sus palabras encerraban una amenaza there was a threat in his words
3 to shut in, to close in, to confine, to lock in.
Ella encerró al chico mal portado She shut in the misbehaving boy.
4 to enclose, to encompass, to contain, to comprise.
Ese poema encierra mucha verdad That poem encloses much truth.
5 to surround, to hem.
La cerca encierra el potrero The fence surrounds the pasture.
6 to block in, to box in, to box up.
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encerrar
Conjugation model [ACERTAR], like {{link=acertar}}acertar
verbo transitivo
1 (gen) to shut in, shut up
2 (con llave) to lock in, lock up
se ha encerrado en el baño she's locked herself in the bathroom
3 (palabras, frases, etc) to put
encerrar entre paréntesis to put in brackets
4 (ajedrez, damas) to block
5 figurado (contener) to contain, include; (implicar) to involve
verbo pronominal encerrarse
1 (recogerse) to go into retreat; (en sí mismo) to become withdrawn
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verb
1) to lock up, shut up
2) contain
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1. VT
1) (=meter) to shut (up); [con llave] to lock (up)

encerré el gato en la cocina — I shut the cat (up) in the kitchen

lo encerraron en su celda — they locked him in his cell

la encerraron en un psiquiátrico — they locked her up in a mental hospital

encerrar una frase entre paréntesis — to put a phrase in brackets

2) (=contener) to contain

el libro encierra profundas verdades — the book contains profound truths

el plan encierra graves problemas — the plan has serious problems

3) (=implicar) to involve

cualquier cambio encierra ciertos riesgos — any change involves certain risks

4) (Ajedrez, Damas) to block
2.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) <ganado> to shut up, pen; <persona> (con llave) to lock up, to shut

me encerró en mi habitación — he shut me o locked me in my room

encierra al perro — shut the dog in

me dejaron encerrada en la oficina — I got locked in the office

está para que lo encierren — (fam) he's crazy o a nut (colloq)

2)
a) (contener) to contain
b) (conllevar) to involve, entail

el peligro que ello encierra — the danger which it involves o entails

2.
encerrarse v pron (refl) (en una habitación) to shut oneself in; (en una fábrica, universidad) obreros/estudiantes to lock oneself in
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= enclose, lock, intern, shut up, closet, hold + prisoner, coop up, hem + Nombre + in, pen.
Nota: Generalmente referido a animales en un redil o corral.
Ex. The building encloses an art gallery, tourist office, conference room, concert hall and cinema.
Ex. If the analogy with the fairy story is taken a little further it can be noted that no author really believes in dragons, wicked queens, fair maidens locked in high towers and the like.
Ex. The Red Cross then established and ran a library for the about 500 asylum seekers who were interned on the ship awaiting police interviewing.
Ex. Certainly the last thing we want is that books be shut up in tastefully decorated warehouses, watched over by highly trained storekeepers whose main purpose is to see that everything is kept tidily in its place and, as far as possible, untouched by human hands -- especially the sticky-fingered hands of marauding children.
Ex. Too often guests are snatched up on arrival and closeted away from the children before being produced like a rabbit out of a hat for the 'official' appearance.
Ex. Tom Sutherland, a professor at the American University of Beirut, was kidnapped in 1985 and held prisoner for six and a half years, for much of the time shackled to his prisoner Terry Anderson.
Ex. We've all heard of road rage: being cooped up in a car on a crowded freeway with no means of escape.
Ex. The world of work is no longer constrained by the four physical dimensions of space and time that have hemmed us in for most of recorded history.
Ex. There's also goats, but I don't think they're penned anywhere -- they seem to have the run of the place as much as the chickens.
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* encerrar con candado = padlock.
* encerrar en una jaula = cage.
* hora de encerrarse = curfew.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) <ganado> to shut up, pen; <persona> (con llave) to lock up, to shut

me encerró en mi habitación — he shut me o locked me in my room

encierra al perro — shut the dog in

me dejaron encerrada en la oficina — I got locked in the office

está para que lo encierren — (fam) he's crazy o a nut (colloq)

2)
a) (contener) to contain
b) (conllevar) to involve, entail

el peligro que ello encierra — the danger which it involves o entails

2.
encerrarse v pron (refl) (en una habitación) to shut oneself in; (en una fábrica, universidad) obreros/estudiantes to lock oneself in
* * *
= enclose, lock, intern, shut up, closet, hold + prisoner, coop up, hem + Nombre + in, pen.
Nota: Generalmente referido a animales en un redil o corral.

Ex: The building encloses an art gallery, tourist office, conference room, concert hall and cinema.

Ex: If the analogy with the fairy story is taken a little further it can be noted that no author really believes in dragons, wicked queens, fair maidens locked in high towers and the like.
Ex: The Red Cross then established and ran a library for the about 500 asylum seekers who were interned on the ship awaiting police interviewing.
Ex: Certainly the last thing we want is that books be shut up in tastefully decorated warehouses, watched over by highly trained storekeepers whose main purpose is to see that everything is kept tidily in its place and, as far as possible, untouched by human hands -- especially the sticky-fingered hands of marauding children.
Ex: Too often guests are snatched up on arrival and closeted away from the children before being produced like a rabbit out of a hat for the 'official' appearance.
Ex: Tom Sutherland, a professor at the American University of Beirut, was kidnapped in 1985 and held prisoner for six and a half years, for much of the time shackled to his prisoner Terry Anderson.
Ex: We've all heard of road rage: being cooped up in a car on a crowded freeway with no means of escape.
Ex: The world of work is no longer constrained by the four physical dimensions of space and time that have hemmed us in for most of recorded history.
Ex: There's also goats, but I don't think they're penned anywhere -- they seem to have the run of the place as much as the chickens.
* encerrar con candado = padlock.
* encerrar en una jaula = cage.
* hora de encerrarse = curfew.

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encerrar [A5 ]
vt
A ‹persona› to lock up; ‹ganado› to shut up, pen
lo han encerrado en la cárcel he's been locked up in prison o put behind bars
me encerraban en mi habitación they used to shut me in my room
encierra al perro shut the dog in
está para que lo encierren (fam); he's crazy o a nut (colloq), he should be put away o certified (colloq)
nos dejaron encerrados en la oficina we got locked in the office
encerrar algo entre comillas to put sth in quotation marks (AmE) o (BrE) inverted commas
B
1 (contener) to contain
la película encierra una gran carga moral the movie contains o has a strong moral message
2 (conllevar) to involve, entail
no sabe el peligro que encierra she does not know the danger which it involves o entails
encerrarse
v pron
(refl) to shut oneself in
se ha encerrado en su habitación he has shut himself in his room
se encerró en un convento she shut herself away in a convent
los trabajadores se encerraron en la fábrica the workers locked themselves in the factory o occupied the factory
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encerrar (conjugate encerrar) verbo transitivo
1ganadoto shut up, pen;
perroto shut … in;
persona› (en cárcel, calabozo) to lock up;
me encerró en mi habitación he shut me o locked me in my room;

me dejaron encerrada en la oficina I got locked in the office
2 (conllevar) ‹peligro/riesgoto involve, entail
encerrarse verbo pronominal (refl) (en habitación) to shut oneself in;
(en fábrica, universidad) [obreros/estudiantes] to lock oneself in
encerrar verbo transitivo
1 to shut in: encerraron al perro en la cocina, they shut the dog in the kitchen
(con llave) to lock in
2 (entrañar) to contain, include: la Esfinge encierra la clave, the Sphinx holds the key
'encerrar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
encierra
English:
confine
- enclose
- hem in
- lock in
- lock up
- put away
- seal in
- shut away
- shut in
- shut up
- coop
- hem
- lock
- put
- shut
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encerrar
vt
1. [recluir] to shut up o in;
[con llave] to lock up o in; [en la cárcel] to lock away o up; [ganado, rebaño] to pen (up); [gallinas] to shut up; [en carreras] to box in;
lo encerraron en un psiquiátrico they shut him away o up in a mental hospital;
me encerraron en la curva y no pude esprintar they boxed me in on the bend and I couldn't put on a sprint;
Comp
Fam
estar para que lo/la/ etc[m5]. encierren to be off one's head
2. [contener] to contain;
el espectáculo encierra grandes sorpresas the show has some big surprises;
sus palabras encerraban una amenaza there was a threat in his words
3. [en ajedrez] to checkmate
4. [con signos de puntuación] to enclose (entre in);
encerró el comentario entre paréntesis she enclosed the comment in brackets
See also the pronominal verb encerrarse
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encerrar
v/t
1 lock up, shut up
2 (contener) contain
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encerrar {55} vt
1) : to lock up, to shut away
2) : to contain, to include
3) : to involve, to entail
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encerrar vb
1. (en general) to shut up [pt. & pp. shut]
encerraron al perro en la perrera they shut the dog up in the kennel
me encierro en mi habitación para poder estudiar I shut myself in my room so that I can study
2. (con llave) to lock
a los delincuentes los encierran en la cárcel criminals are locked up in prison
se encerró en el cuarto de baño she locked herself in the bathroom

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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