Translation of machacar in English:


to crush, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (ajo) to crush
      (almendras) to grind
      (almendras) to crush
      (piedra) to crush
      (piedra) to pound

    • 1.2informal

      (contrincante) to thrash informal

    • 1.3informal (pegar)

      to beat … to a pulp

    • 1.4

      (precios) to slash

  • 2Spain

    • 2.1informal (remachar)

      machácale bien lo que tiene que hacer make sure you drum into her what she has to do
      • siguen machacando los mismos puntos they're still going on about / harping on about the same points

    • 2.2informal (estudiar)

      to bone up on informal
      to swot up on British informal

intransitive verb

  • 1

    machacar con / sobre algo to go on / harp on about sth informal
  • 2Spain

    (para un examen)
    to cram informal
    to swot British informal

pronominal verb

  • 1

    (dedo) to smash
    (dedo) to crush
    machacársela to jerk off vulgar slang
    • machacárselas to get by
  • 2Spain

    (comida/bebida) to put away informal
    (comida/bebida) to polish off informal
    (trabajo) to polish off informal
    (dinero) to blow informal