cebar

cebar
v.
1 to fatten (up).
La vieja cebó al pavo The old woman fattened the turkey.
2 to stoke, to fuel (fuego, caldera).
3 to bait (anzuelo).
Pedro cebó la trampa Peter baited the trap.
4 to prepare, to brew. (River Plate)
5 to prime, to fuel, to stoke.
Missy cebó el fuego para calentarse Missy primed the fire to warm up.
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cebar
verbo transitivo
1 (animal) to fatten, fatten up
2 (poner cebo) to bait
cebó el anzuelo con una lombriz he baited the hook with an earthworm
3 TÉCNICA figurado to prime
4 figurado (pasiones etc) to nourish
cebar el alma con esperanza to nourish one's soul with hope
verbo pronominal cebarse
1 figurado (dedicarse) to devote oneself (en, to)
se ha cebado en el estudio she devoted herself to study
2 figurado (ensañarse) to show no mercy (en/con, towards), take it out (en/con, on), vent one's anger (en/con, on)
el asesino se cebó en su víctima the killer showed no mercy towards his victim
la peste se cebó con toda la población the plague ravaged the whole town
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verb
1) to bait
2) fatten
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1. VT
1) [+ animal] to fatten (up)

ceban a los pavos con piensos artificiales — they fatten up the turkeys on artificial feeds

cuando voy a casa mi madre me ceba — * when I go home my mother feeds me up

2) [+ anzuelo, cepo, trampa] to bait
3) [+ fuego, horno] to feed, stoke (up); [+ arma] to prime
4) frm [+ pasión, odio] to feed, nourish; [+ cólera] to feed
5) Cono Sur [+ maté] to brew
2.
VI [tuerca, tornillo] to catch, grip; [clavo] to go in
3.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) <animal> to fatten ... up
2) <anzuelo/cepo> to bait
3) (CS) <mate> to prepare (and serve)
2.
cebarse v pron
a) (ensañarse)

cebarse con alguien — to vent one's anger on somebody

b) (alimentarse) to feed

el miedo se ceba en la ignorancia — fear feeds on ignorance

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= stoke, fatten, bait.
Ex. The media have regularly stoked public feelings of shame by affirming that English football fans are synonymous with hooliganism, overlooking the fact that not all fans are 'hooligans'.
Ex. They attacked their enemies as 'corrupt scavengers who fattened themselves on the lifeblood of the commonwealth'.
Ex. Hooks are baited with fresh fish, and a block of frozen fish chum is hung over the side and allowed to disperse with the current as it thaws.
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* cebarse con = take it out on, lash out (on), go to + town on.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) <animal> to fatten ... up
2) <anzuelo/cepo> to bait
3) (CS) <mate> to prepare (and serve)
2.
cebarse v pron
a) (ensañarse)

cebarse con alguien — to vent one's anger on somebody

b) (alimentarse) to feed

el miedo se ceba en la ignorancia — fear feeds on ignorance

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= stoke, fatten, bait.

Ex: The media have regularly stoked public feelings of shame by affirming that English football fans are synonymous with hooliganism, overlooking the fact that not all fans are 'hooligans'.

Ex: They attacked their enemies as 'corrupt scavengers who fattened themselves on the lifeblood of the commonwealth'.
Ex: Hooks are baited with fresh fish, and a block of frozen fish chum is hung over the side and allowed to disperse with the current as it thaws.
* cebarse con = take it out on, lash out (on), go to + town on.

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cebar [A1 ]
vt
A ‹animal› to fatten … up
no le des tanto de comer que lo estás cebando (fam hum); don't give him so much to eat, you'll make him fat
B ‹anzuelo/cepo› to bait
C ‹motor/bomba› to prime
D (RPl) ‹mate› to prepare (and serve)
cebarse
v pron
1 (ensañarse) to vent one's anger
se cebó en or con su víctima he took his anger out o vented his anger on his victim
2
(alimentarse): el miedo se ceba en la ignorancia fear feeds on ignorance
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cebar (conjugate cebar) verbo transitivo
1animalto fatten … up
2anzuelo/cepoto bait
3 (CS) ‹mateto prepare (and serve)
cebar verbo transitivo
1 (a un animal) to fatten
familiar (a una persona) to feed up
2 (un anzuelo, una trampa) to bait
'cebar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
engordar
- mate
English:
bait
- prime
- fatten
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cebar
vt
1. [engordar] to fatten (up)
2. [fuego, caldera] to stoke, to fuel;
[máquina, arma] to prime
3. [anzuelo] to bait
4. [sentimiento] to feed, to arouse
5. RP [mate] to prepare, to brew
See also the pronominal verb cebarse
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cebar
v/t
1 fatten
2 anzuelo bait
3 TÉC prime
4 L.Am.
mate prepare
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cebar vt
1) : to bait
2) : to feed, to fatten
3) : to prime (a pump, etc.)
See also the reflexive verb cebarse

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