cazar


cazar
v.
1 to hunt (animales).
Pedro cazaba conejos en su pueblo Peter hunted rabbits in his hometown.
2 to catch (informal) (pillar, atrapar).
me has cazado despistado you've caught me on the hop
cuando me hablan rápido en inglés no cazo una when people speak English quickly to me I can't understand a word
cazarlas al vuelo (figurative) to be quick on the uptake
3 to pursue, to track down, to chase after, to chase.
María caza sueños imposibles Mary pursues impossible dreams.
4 to land oneself, to snare.
María cazó un buen marido Mary got herself a good husband.
* * *
cazar
Conjugation model [REALIZAR], like realizar
verbo transitivo
1 to hunt
Oscar salió a cazar liebres Oscar went out hunting hares
2 familiar (conseguir) to catch, land
cazó una fortuna she landed a fortune
cazó un buen marido she landed a good husband
3 familiar (descubrir) to find out, discover
las mentiras siempre se cazan lies always catch up with you
4 familiar (entender) to understand, catch
este chico no caza ni una this boy doesn't understand a thing
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FRASEOLOGÍA
cazar furtivamente to poach
cazarlas al vuelo familiar to be quick on the uptake
* * *
verb
1) to hunt
2) catch
3) land
* * *
1. VT
1) [+ animales] to hunt; [con fusil] to shoot
2) [+ ladrón, fugitivo] to hunt down
3) [+ corredor, ciclista] to catch (up with)
4) [+ votos] to capture; [+ electores, votantes] to win (over)
5) * (=atrapar) to land *

al final cazó un magnífico empleo — in the end he landed an excellent job *

su aspiración es cazar un hombre para casarse — her ambition is to land herself a husband *

6) * (=sorprender) to catch

los cazó robando — he caught them stealing

7) * (=comprender) to understand

es el mejor alumno, lo caza todo enseguida — he's the best pupil, he understands o gets * everything at once

vuelo II, 1)
2.
VI to hunt

salir a cazar — to go (out) hunting; [con fusil] to go (out) shooting

* * *
1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (para subsistir) to hunt; (como deporte) (-caza mayor) to hunt; (- caza menor) to shoot
b) <mariposas> to catch
2) (fam)
a) (conseguir, atrapar)

ha cazado un millonario/buen empleo — she's landed herself a millionaire/good job

b) (entender, oír) <palabra/frase> to catch; <indirecta> to take
c) (atrapar) to catch
2.
cazar vi to hunt; (con fusil) to shoot

salimos a cazar — we went out hunting/shooting

* * *
= hunt, hunt down, ensnare, snare.
Ex. Nonetheless, we would still not wish to hunt through the file in order to change all subdivisions of that heading.
Ex. Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.
Ex. The novel has many trappings that will ensnare the average reader but skulking at the bottom of its well of intrigue is a timeless terror more attuned to the mature sensibilities of an adult audience.
Ex. In fact, the Indians had been snaring animals long before the white man came to North America.
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* cazar fantasmas = chase + phantoms, grasp at + shadows.
* cazar furtivamente = poach.
* * *
1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (para subsistir) to hunt; (como deporte) (-caza mayor) to hunt; (- caza menor) to shoot
b) <mariposas> to catch
2) (fam)
a) (conseguir, atrapar)

ha cazado un millonario/buen empleo — she's landed herself a millionaire/good job

b) (entender, oír) <palabra/frase> to catch; <indirecta> to take
c) (atrapar) to catch
2.
cazar vi to hunt; (con fusil) to shoot

salimos a cazar — we went out hunting/shooting

* * *
= hunt, hunt down, ensnare, snare.

Ex: Nonetheless, we would still not wish to hunt through the file in order to change all subdivisions of that heading.

Ex: Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.
Ex: The novel has many trappings that will ensnare the average reader but skulking at the bottom of its well of intrigue is a timeless terror more attuned to the mature sensibilities of an adult audience.
Ex: In fact, the Indians had been snaring animals long before the white man came to North America.
* cazar fantasmas = chase + phantoms, grasp at + shadows.
* cazar furtivamente = poach.

* * *
cazar [A4 ]
vt
A
1 (para subsistir) to hunt; (como deporte) to hunt; (con fusil) to shoot
2 ‹mariposas› to catch
B (fam)
1
(conseguir, atrapar): ha cazado un buen empleo he's landed himself o got himself a good job
pretende cazar a un millonario she hopes to net herself o land herself a millionaire (colloq)
2
(percatarse de): ya le he cazado varios errores I've heard him make several mistakes already
3 (entender, oír) to catch
sólo cacé algunas palabras sueltas I only caught the odd word
■ cazar
vi
to hunt; (con fusil) to shoot
salimos a cazar we went out hunting/shooting
* * *

 

cazar (conjugate cazar) verbo transitivo
a) (para subsistir) to hunt;

(como deporte — caza mayor) to hunt;
(— caza menor) to shoot
b)mariposasto catch

c) (fam) (conseguir, atrapar):

ha cazado un millonario/buen empleo she's landed herself a millionaire/good job

verbo intransitivo
to hunt;
(con fusil) to shoot;
salimos a cazar we went out hunting/shooting

cazar verbo transitivo
1 to hunt
2 familiar (entender el sentido de algo) to grasp, understand
♦ Locuciones: cazarlas al vuelo, to be quick on the uptake

'cazar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
cacería
- caza
- ratonera
- lazo
English:
chase
- head-hunt
- hunt
- poach
- shoot
- net
- prey
- trap
* * *
cazar vt
1. [animales] to hunt
2. Fam [pillar, atrapar] to catch;
[en matrimonio] to trap;
cazó a una rica heredera he landed himself a rich heiress;
he conseguido cazar dos entradas para el concierto I managed to get hold of two tickets for the concert;
cazó un buen trabajo she landed herself a good job;
Comp
cazarlas al vuelo to be quick on the uptake
3. Fam [sorprender] to catch;
me has cazado despistado you've caught me on the hop
4. Fam [entender] to catch, to get;
cuando me hablan rápido en inglés, no cazo una when people speak quickly to me in English, I can't understand a word
5. Fam [hacer una falta a] to hack down;
el portero cazó al delantero the goalkeeper brought down the forward
6. Fam [en ciclismo] to chase down
* * *
cazar
I v/t
1 animal hunt; fig : información track down
2 (pillar, captar) catch;
cazar un buen trabajo get o.s. a good job
II v/i hunt;
ir a cazar go hunting
* * *
cazar {21} vt
1) : to hunt
2) : to catch, to bag
3) fam : to land (a job, a spouse)
cazar vi
: to go hunting
* * *
cazar vb
1. (en general) to hunt
se fueron a cazar zorros they went fox hunting
2. (con escopeta) to shoot [pt. & pp. shot]
cazó una perdiz he shot a partridge
3. (atrapar) to catch [pt. & pp. caught]
los gatos cazan ratones cats catch mice

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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