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cebar (verb) — to fatten up, prime (motor); cebarse - to vent one's anger, feed. Look up cebar in the dictionary

Se cebó en/con su victima.
He vented his anger on his victim.

El miedo se ceba en la ignorancia.
Fear feeds on ignorance.

Las heladas se cebaron en la cosecha de melocotón.
The frost wreaked havoc on the peach harvest.

Los últimos meses estuvimos cebando al pavo para poder cenarlo en Navidad.
Over the last few months we have been fattening up the turkey to eat it for Christmas.

Hay que cebar a los cerdos muy bien antes de llevarlos a la feria para venderlos.
You have to really fatten up the hogs before taking them to market to sell them.
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Old January 10, 2010, 10:25 AM
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Does the "to fatten up" definition only apply to living things? Or could you use the word in regards to inanimate objects, for example, "Vamos a cebar el presupuesto antes del año nuevo." ???
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Old January 10, 2010, 11:38 AM
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Does the "to fatten up" definition only apply to living things? Or could you use the word in regards to inanimate objects, for example, "Vamos a cebar el presupuesto antes del año nuevo." ???
To me it's only for living things, I do not where would anybody use "cebar" for priming a motor...
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Old January 19, 2010, 09:35 PM
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Mi amigo cree que si él ceba a su gato, puede abrir los puertos y no se preocupa con su gato dispararse de la casa . No tiene razón ahí

Los gatos gordos pueden correr, pero muy lentamente!
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Old January 20, 2010, 09:16 AM
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Mi amigo cree que si él ceba a su gato, puede abrir los puertos las puertas* y no se preocupa con su gato dispararse de la casa preocuparse de que su gato salga corriendo de la casa. No tiene razón ahí.

¡Los gatos gordos pueden correr, pero muy lentamente!

*puerto = harbour
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*puerto = harbour
Muchas gracias por la ayuda!
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