Translation of zampar in English:


to put, v.

transitive verb

  • 1mainly Latin America informal

    • 1.1(poner)

      to put
      to stick informal
      el muy idiota zampó el pie en el barro the stupid idiot put his foot right in the mud
      • lo zampé en el suelo de un golpe I floored him with one blow

    • 1.2(pegar)

      zamparle una trompada/cachetada a algn to thump/slap sb
      • le zampó tremenda patada she kicked him really hard

  • 2Latin America

    así nomás le zampó que … she just came right / straight out and said that …

intransitive verb

  • 1

    to stuff one's face informal

pronominal verb

  • 1

    (comida) to wolf down informal
    (bebida) to knock back informal
    se zampó semejante plato de ravioles she wolfed down an enormous plate of ravioli
    • se lo zampó de un trago he downed it in one
    • se zamparon una botella de tequila they knocked back a bottle of tequila
    • es capaz de zamparse la caja de bombones he's quite capable of putting away the whole box of chocolates
  • 2Latin America

    (tirarse, lanzarse)
    to throw oneself
    to leap