Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word mapigilan in the Tagalog Dictionary.

Definition for the Tagalog word mapigilan:

mapigilan  Play audio #23452Save to Flash Cards
[verb]  to stop; to be able to stop; to be able to hold back

Verb conjugations of mapigilan:

Root: pigilConjugation Type: Ma- -An
Completed (Past):
Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
mapigilan  Play audio #23452
napigilan  Play audio #23453
napípigilan  Play audio #23454
mapípigilan  Play audio #23455
Verb family:
pigilan  |  
pigilin  |  
mapigil  |  
This string is roughly used with equal frequency in casual and formal content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Mapigilan Example Sentences in Tagalog: (16)
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Hindî ko napigilan ang aking damdamin.
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My emotions got the better of me.
Minsan napípigilan tayo ng takót.
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Sometimes fear holds us back.
Paano ko siyá mapípigilan?
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How can I make her stop?
Hindî ko mapigilan ang sobrang pag-áalalá ko
I couldn't control my excessive worrying.
Kumain ka nang marami para mapigilan ang pagpayát mo
Eat a lot to stop losing weight.
Kaya niyáng mapigilan ang sarili na kumain nang labis
He can stop himself from eating too much.
Napigilan ang pisikál na paglakí ni Marnie. 
Marnie's physical development was hampered.
Mabuti at napigilan ni Nina ang kaniyáng galit
Good thing Nina didn't lose her temper.
Napípigilan niyá ang sariling uminóm ng alak
He overcomes the urge to drink alcohol.
Napípigilan ng gamót na itó ang gana sa pagkain
This drug suppresses the appetite.
Hindî mo mapípigilan ang mga bagay na itó
You can't stop these things.
Talakayin namin kung paano mapípigilan ang kalungkutan
We will discuss ways to manage sadness.
Sásaksakín ni Larry si Berto, pero napigilan ko siyá
Larry would have stabbed Berto, but I stopped him.
Hindî ko mapigilan na magalit kay Laura.
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I can't help getting mad at Laura.
Hindî mo akó mapípigilan sa gágawín ko.
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You can't stop me from doing what I will do.

User-submitted Example Sentences (1):
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Hindi namin mapigilan na mamangha sa kaniyang talento.
Tatoeba Sentence #7446670 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
We cannot help admiring his talent.

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How to pronounce mapigilan:

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Related English Words:
stopstopsstoppedstoppinghamperhampershamperedhamperinghold back
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