lavar


lavar
v.
1 to wash.
lavar a mano to hand-wash, to wash by hand
lavar y marcar shampoo and set
lavar en seco to dry-clean
lavarle el cerebro a alguien (figurative) to brainwash somebody
Ella lava el auto She washes the car.
2 to clear.
3 to get things clean (detergente).
4 to do the washing (hacer la colada).
5 to erode, to wash out, to wear away.
La lluvia lava la tierra The rain erodes the soil.
6 to launder, to wash.
Ella lava la ropa She launders the clothes.
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lavar
verbo transitivo
1 (ropa, cuerpo, etc) to wash
¿me has lavado los calcetines? have you washed my socks?
2 (platos) to wash up
3 figurado (conciencia, honor) to clean
verbo pronominal lavarse
1 to wash oneself, have a wash
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FRASEOLOGÍA
lavar a mano to hand-wash
lavar en seco to dry-clean
lavar los platos to wash the dishes, GB do the washing-up, wash up
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verb
to wash, clean
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1. VT
1) (=limpiar) to wash

lávale la cabeza a la niña — wash the child's hair

lavar los platos — to wash the dishes, do the washing up

lavar en seco — to dry-clean

lavar y marcar — to shampoo and set

tejanos lavados a la piedra — stonewashed jeans

camisa de lava y pon — drip-dry shirt

2) [+ dinero] to launder
3) [+ honor, ofensa, pecado] to wash away
4) (Min) to wash
2.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) <ropa/coche> to wash; <suelo> to mop; <fruta/verdura> to wash

hay que lavarlo en seco — it has to be dry-cleaned

2) (AmL) <dinero> to launder
2.
lavar vi
a) (lavar ropa) to do the laundry o (BrE) washing
b) (en peluquería)

lavar y marcar — to shampoo and set

3.
lavarse v pron
a) (refl) to have a wash; <cara/manos> to wash; <dientes> to clean, brush

lavarse el pelo or la cabeza — to wash one's hair

b) (Col fam) (empaparse) to get soaked
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= wash, bathe, launder, wash out, wash + Nombre + up, rinse off.
Ex. After disinfection the object should be thoroughly washed with tap and distilled water.
Ex. We also spend a certain amount of time each day dealing with our bodily functions, bathing, washing, brushing our teeth and so on.
Ex. This study compares the costs of purchasing and laundering diapers either at home or laundromat with the cost of purchasing disposable diapers.
Ex. They turned the boat over and washed it out but then Brad couldn't get back in the boat because he was too weak.
Ex. They scraped the sinew, washed it up, dried it up, and then they split it.
Ex. The only thing that rinsing off baby carrots will do is remove any dirt that might be on the surface -- it won't wash away any bacteria.
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* lavar con agua = rinse off.
* lavar con agua abudante = sluice.
* lavar con champú = shampoo.
* lavar el coche = wash + car.
* lavar la cara = spin-doctor.
* lavar la ropa = wash + clothes.
* lavarle el cerebro a Alguien = brainwash.
* lavar los platos = wash + dishes, washing up, do + the washing-up.
* lavar(se) con una esponja = sponge.
* lavarse el pelo = shampoo + Posesivo + hair, wash + Posesive + hair.
* lavarse el pelo con champú = shampoo + Posesivo + hair.
* lavarse la cabeza = wash + Posesive + hair, shampoo + Posesivo + hair.
* lavarse la cara = wash + Posesivo + face.
* paño para lavarse la cara = washcloth, facecloth, face flannel, washrag.
* que se puede lavar con lejía = bleachable.
* sin lavar = unwashed.
* tabla de lavar = washboard.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) <ropa/coche> to wash; <suelo> to mop; <fruta/verdura> to wash

hay que lavarlo en seco — it has to be dry-cleaned

2) (AmL) <dinero> to launder
2.
lavar vi
a) (lavar ropa) to do the laundry o (BrE) washing
b) (en peluquería)

lavar y marcar — to shampoo and set

3.
lavarse v pron
a) (refl) to have a wash; <cara/manos> to wash; <dientes> to clean, brush

lavarse el pelo or la cabeza — to wash one's hair

b) (Col fam) (empaparse) to get soaked
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= wash, bathe, launder, wash out, wash + Nombre + up, rinse off.

Ex: After disinfection the object should be thoroughly washed with tap and distilled water.

Ex: We also spend a certain amount of time each day dealing with our bodily functions, bathing, washing, brushing our teeth and so on.
Ex: This study compares the costs of purchasing and laundering diapers either at home or laundromat with the cost of purchasing disposable diapers.
Ex: They turned the boat over and washed it out but then Brad couldn't get back in the boat because he was too weak.
Ex: They scraped the sinew, washed it up, dried it up, and then they split it.
Ex: The only thing that rinsing off baby carrots will do is remove any dirt that might be on the surface -- it won't wash away any bacteria.
* lavar con agua = rinse off.
* lavar con agua abudante = sluice.
* lavar con champú = shampoo.
* lavar el coche = wash + car.
* lavar la cara = spin-doctor.
* lavar la ropa = wash + clothes.
* lavarle el cerebro a Alguien = brainwash.
* lavar los platos = wash + dishes, washing up, do + the washing-up.
* lavar(se) con una esponja = sponge.
* lavarse el pelo = shampoo + Posesivo + hair, wash + Posesive + hair.
* lavarse el pelo con champú = shampoo + Posesivo + hair.
* lavarse la cabeza = wash + Posesive + hair, shampoo + Posesivo + hair.
* lavarse la cara = wash + Posesivo + face.
* paño para lavarse la cara = washcloth, facecloth, face flannel, washrag.
* que se puede lavar con lejía = bleachable.
* sin lavar = unwashed.
* tabla de lavar = washboard.

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lavar [A1 ]
vt
A ‹ropa/coche› to wash; ‹suelo› to mop, wash; ‹platos› to wash, wash up (BrE); ‹fruta/verdura› to wash
lávalo a mano wash it by hand
hay que lavarlo en seco it has to be dry-cleaned
pantalón vaquero lavado a la piedra stonewashed jeans
¿me lavas el pelo? will you wash my hair?
B (AmL) ‹dinero› to launder
■ lavar
vi
1 (lavar ropa) to do the laundry o (BrE) washing
2
(en peluquería): lavar y marcar to shampoo and set
lavarse
v pron
1 (refl) to have a wash; ‹cara/manos› to wash; ‹dientes› to clean, brush
tengo que lavarme el pelo or la cabeza I have to wash my hair
ver tb mano
2 (Col fam) (empaparse) to get soaked
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lavar (conjugate lavar) verbo transitivo
1ropa/cocheto wash;
sueloto mop;
fruta/verdurato wash;
hay que lavarlo en seco/a mano it has to be dry-cleaned/hand-washed

2 (AmL) ‹dineroto launder
verbo intransitivo
a) (lavar ropa) to do the laundry o (BrE) washing

b) (en peluquería):

lavar y marcar to shampoo and set

lavarse verbo pronominal
a) (refl) to have a wash;

cara/manosto wash;
dientesto clean, brush;
lavarse el pelo or la cabeza to wash one's hair
b) (Col fam) (empaparse) to get soaked

lavar verbo transitivo to wash
lavar en seco, to dry-clean
'lavar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
marcar
- remangar
- remangarse
- fregadero
- fregar
- lavadero
- máquina
- plato
- traste
English:
bathe
- bowl
- clean
- dish
- dishwasherproof
- hose
- launder
- shampoo
- sponge
- utility room
- wash
- wash down
- washing
- washing powder
- do
- drip
- hand
- laundry
- machine
- pan
- rinse
- swab
- swill
- utility
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lavar
vt
1. [limpiar] [ropa, coche] to wash;
lavar los platos to do the dishes, Br to do the washing-up;
lavar a mano to hand-wash, to wash by hand;
lavar en seco to dry-clean;
lavado a la piedra [vaquero] stonewashed;
RP
lavar el mate to spoil the maté [by brewing it incorrectly];
Comp
lavarle el cerebro a alguien to brainwash sb
2. [dinero] to launder
3. [honor] to clear;
[ofensa] to make up for
vi
1. [detergente] to get things clean
2. [hacer la colada] to do the washing
3. [tejido] to wash;
esta chaqueta lava muy bien this jacket washes very well
4.
lavar y marcar [en peluquería] to shampoo and set
See also the pronominal verb lavarse
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lavar
I v/t wash;
lavar los platos wash the dishes, Br do the washing-up;
lavar la ropa do the laundry, Br tb do the washing;
lavar en seco dry clean
II v/i (lavar los platos) do the dishes; de detergente clean
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lavar vt
1) : to wash, to clean
2) : to launder (money)
3)
lavar en seco : to dry-clean
See also the reflexive verb lavarse
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lavar vb to wash
lavó la blusa a mano she washed the blouse by hand
lávate las manos wash your hands
¡lávate! get washed! / have a wash!
lavarse la cabeza to wash your hair
lavarse los dientes to clean your teeth

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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