Translation of escamotear in English:


to palm, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (naipe) to palm
    (informe) to keep … secret
    la navaja que había escamoteado en el aeropuerto the knife he had slipped through at / had kept hidden at the airport
    • escamotearon el segundo informe they kept the second report secret
  • 2

    (no dar)
    le escamotean al espectador algo que ha pagado they are doing the audience out of something they have paid for informal
    • la recompensa que le fue prometida y escamoteada the reward he was promised but never given
    • nos escamoteaban la información they were not giving us the information