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From Vulgar Latin, Late Latin iectāre, from Latin iactāre, present active infinitive of iactō. Possibly through the intermediate of Spanish echar; compare the inherited western Asturian xeitar.


echar (first-person singular indicative present echo, past participle echáu)

  1. to throw
  2. to throw out, throw away
  3. to emit
  4. to get, fetch
  5. to lean
  6. to put
  7. to take (time)
  8. to throw up, raise
  9. to pour




echar (Latin spelling)

  1. to throw
  2. to put to bed

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From Vulgar Latin or Late Latin *iectāre, present active infinitive of Latin *iectō, from Latin iactāre, present active infinitive of iactō. Doublet of the borrowing jactar. Cognate with English jet.



echar (first-person singular present echo, first-person singular preterite eché, past participle echado)

  1. (transitive) to throw, toss, cast (to release an object from one's grasp so that it moves through the air)
  2. (transitive) to pour (to cause to flow in a stream from a container)
  3. (transitive) to put in, add
  4. (transitive) to let out
  5. (transitive) to dump
  6. (transitive) to emit, give off, send out
  7. (transitive) to kick out, expel, throw out (to forcibly remove)
  8. (transitive) to expel (to remove from membership)
  9. (transitive) to fire, dismiss (to terminate employment)
  10. (transitive) to play (to participate in a sport)
    Echamos un partido.We're playing a match.
  11. (transitive) to sprout (to cause to grow from a seed)
  12. (transitive) to take, have (a look at)
  13. (transitive) to mail, post (to send through the mail/post)
  14. (transitive) to give, bestow (a blessing); to put (a curse) on
  15. (transitive) to turn (a key); to slide (a bolt)
  16. (intransitive) to start off, begin
  17. (reflexive) to throw oneself
  18. (reflexive) to lie down (to assume a reclining position)
  19. (reflexive) to put on
  20. (reflexive) to begin


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