PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From en- +‎ cerrar.

VerbEdit

encerrar (first-person singular present indicative encerro, past participle encerrado)

  1. to contain
  2. to complete, finish
  3. (computing) to shut down

ConjugationEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From en- +‎ cerrar.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /enθeˈraɾ/, [ẽn̟θeˈraɾ]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /enseˈraɾ/, [ẽnseˈraɾ]

VerbEdit

encerrar (first-person singular present encierro, first-person singular preterite encerré, past participle encerrado)

  1. to lock up, to coop up
    Synonym: recluir
  2. to lock away, put away, to imprison, to nail (in a prison or mental hospital)
  3. to enclose, to confine, to immure
  4. to contain, to hold, to include, to encapsulate, to entail
  5. (games) to stalemate
  6. (typography) to separate (between brackets, commas)
  7. (reflexive) to take over; occupy (a building)
  8. (reflexive) to shut oneself up, to withdraw, to shut away oneself, to shut off oneself, to lock up or lock down oneself, to close off oneself
  9. (reflexive) to shy away

ConjugationEdit

  • Rule: e becomes an ie in stressed syllables.

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