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enjaular vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda"). (encerrar en jaula)cage vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (legal)impound vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (animal)pen vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  put in a cage, put in cages v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Los leones del circo estaban enjaulados en muy malas condiciones.
 The circus lions were caged under very bad conditions.
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Additional Translations
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enjaularse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (encerrarse, aislarse) (self)lock yourself in, shut yourself up in vtr + refltransitive verb and reflexive pronoun: Transitive verb with reflexive pronoun--for example, "Enjoy yourself." "They behaved themselves."
  hide away vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  (informal: criminals)hole up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
 Se enjauló en su casa y no quiso salir más.
 She locked herself in (or: shut herself up in) her house and did not come out again.
enjaular vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda"). figurado, coloquial (encarcelar)jail, confine vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (colloquial, US)put in the slammer v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  lock up v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  put behind bars v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Habría que enjaular a los conductores borrachos.
 We'd have to jail (or: confine) drunk drivers.
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