The Alternative Portuguese Dictionary: amassar

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amassar etymology {{confix}} pronunciation
  • (PT) /ɐmɐˈsaɾ/
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verb: {{pt-verb}}
  1. (transitive) to knead É melhor você esperar, ainda preciso misturar os ingredientes, amassar e levar ao fogo. - “You better wait, I still need to mix ingredients, knead them and bring to the fire.”
  2. (transitive, colloquial) to crush, to smash A briga durou pouco, pois logo fui amassado contra a parede. - “The fight didn't last very much, because I soon was smashed against the wall.”
  3. (transitive, colloquial) to win undoubtedly at an argumentation or quarrel Haviam provas e haviam testemunhas. Ele não pode negar, está totalmente amassado. - “There were proofs and there were witnesses. He cannot deny, is totally out of arguments.”
  4. (transitive) to wrinkle (clothes) Estas camisas estão amassadas! - “These shirts are wrinkled!”
  5. verb form of amassar
  6. verb form of amassar
  7. verb form of amassar
  8. verb form of amassar
Synonyms: (to crush, to smash) esmagar, achatar, (to win at argumentation) esmagar, achatar, quebrar

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