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plant / planta
 
plant   [plɑ:nt]
A. -noun
1. (botany)   planta (f)
2. (no plural)
(=machinery)   maquinaria (f)   (fixed)   instalaciones feminine plural
·[heavy] plant
maquinaria (f) pesada
3. (=factory)   feminineábrica (f),   planta (f)
(=power station)   planta (f),   central (f)
4. *
(=misleading evidence)
·it'noun a plant
·esto es una trampa para incriminarnos
5. *
(=infiltrator)   infiltrado (m) / infiltrada (f),   especiallyía masculine and feminine
B. -transitive verb
1. (botany)
[+tree, flower, crop]   plantar
[+seed, garden, field]   sembrar
a. to plant something [with] something =   sembrar algo de algo
·the field is planted with wheat
·el campo está sembrado de trigo
·they plan to plant the area with grass and trees
·tienen pensado plantar la zona de árboles y poner césped
2. (=put)
·he stood with his feet planted apart
·se quedó de pie con los pies separados
a. he planted [himself] right in her path =   se le plantó en el camino *,   se plantó en mitad de su camino *
b. to plant an [idea] in somebody'noun mind =   meter a somebody, someone una idea en la cabeza
c. to plant a [kiss] on somebody'noun cheek =   plantar un beso en la mejilla a somebody, someone *
d. she planted a [punch] right on his nose =   le plantó un puñetazo en la nariz *
3. (furtively)
[+bomb, evidence]   colocar,   poner
[+informer, spy]   poner,   infiltrar
·to plant something [on] somebody
·colocar algo a somebody, someone para incriminarle
C. -intransitive verb   plantar
D. -compound
·plant life   -noun   vida (f) vegetal,   las plantas
·plant pot   -noun   maceta (f),   tiesto (m)
 
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