Translation of chocar in English:

chocar

to crash, v.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(colisionar)

      to crash
      to collide
      chocar con algo to collide with sth
      chocar con algn to run into sb
      to collide with sb
      chocar contra algo/algn to run / crash into sth/sb
      los trenes chocaron de frente the trains collided / crashed head-on
      • los dos coches chocaron en el puente the two cars crashed / collided on the bridge
      • cuatro coches chocaron en el cruce there was a collision at the crossroads involving four cars
      • nunca he chocado I've never had an accident / a crash
      • el expreso chocó con un tren de mercancías the express collided with / ran into / hit a freight train
      • chocó con el árbitro he ran into / collided with the referee
      • chocaron contra un árbol they crashed / ran into a tree
      • el tren chocó contra los topes the train crashed into / 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

    • 1.2(entrar en conflicto)

      chocar con algn/algo
      • chocó con el gerente
      • es tan quisquilloso que choca con todo el mundo
      • esta idea choca con su conservadurismo

    • 1.3

      chocar con algo
      • chocaron con la oposición de los habitantes de la zona

  • 2

    • 2.1(causar impresión, afectar)

      to shock
      le chocó la noticia de que se habían divorciado he was very shocked 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

    • 2.2(escandalizar)

      to shock
      me chocó que dijera esa palabrota I was shocked / it shocked me to hear him use that word

  • 3Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela informal

    (irritar, molestar)
    (+ me/te/le etc) to annoy
    (+ me/te/le etc) to bug informal
    me choca que me trate así I can't stand it / it really annoys me when he treats me like that
    • me choca todo este tramiterío all this red tape really annoys me

transitive verb

  • 1

    (copas) to clink
    • chocarla
    • estaban enojados pero ya la chocaron
    • ¡chócala! / ¡choca esos cinco!
  • 2Latin America

    te lo presto pero no me lo vayas a chocar I'll lend it to you but you'd better not crash it / have a crash
    • al estacionar choqué el auto del vecino as I was parking I ran into / hit my neighbor's car

pronominal verb

Colombia
  • 1

    (en un vehículo)
    to have a crash
    to have an accident
  • 2informal

    (molestarse)
    to get annoyed