Pegar: A Verb With Many Shades of Meaning

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First Published on 11th of December, 2020 by Patrick Carpen.

Last updated: December 11, 2020 at 15:49 pm

The most basic meaning of the word “pegar” in the Portuguese language is “to catch.” However, the verb has over 20 other shades of meaning related to its original meaning.

Here are some examples of the use of the verb pegar: to catch.

I caught a cold.

I caught a fish.

The cat caught a rat.

The word pegar also has the meaning of