abarcan is the present form of abarcar in the third person plural - View Conjugation
transitive verb
1. (to deal with) 
a. to cover 
El curso abarca tanto la fonética como la fonología del español.The course covers both Spanish phonetics and phonology.
2. (to stretch over) 
Su reino abarcaba varias de las actuales provincias andaluzas.His reign extended over several of the present-day Andalusian provinces.
El parque natural abarca un territorio de más de 2,800 hectáreas.The natural reserve takes in a territory of more than 2,800 hectares.
3. (to offer a panorama of) 
La vista desde el mirador abarca todo el valle.The view from the viewpoint takes in the whole valley.
4. (to have a panorama of) 
a. to see 
Desde el último piso se puede abarcar toda la ciudad con la mirada.From the top floor you can see the whole city.
5. (to manage) 
No intentes abarcarlo todo tú solo.Don't try to take on everything by yourself.
Por intentar abarcar demasiado casi lo pierdo todo.By trying to undertake too much I almost lose everything.
Eso es más de lo que él puede abarcar.That's more than he can cope with.
6. (to hold within) 
Si el paréntesis abarca toda la frase, el punto se escribe en su interior.If the parenthesis contains an entire sentence the period goes inside.
7. (to be able to embrace or take) 
Mi papá es culturista y yo no puedo abarcarle el cuerpo con los brazos.My dad is a bodybuilder, and I cannot get my arms around his body.
En ese momento le parecía que podía abarcar la luna con las manos.At that instant it seemed to her that she could get her hands around the moon.
transitive verb
1. (incluir) 
a. to embrace, to cover 
2. (prov) 
quien mucho abarca poco aprietadon't bite off more than you can chew
3. (ver) 
a. to be able to see, to have a view of 
desde la torre se abarca todo el valleyou can see the whole valley from the tower
transitive verb
1 (con los brazos) to get one's arms round
2 (comprender) to include; take in; (contener) to contain; comprise
el capítulo abarca tres siglos the chapter covers three centuries; sus conocimientos abarcan todo el campo de ... his knowledge ranges over the whole field of ...; abarca una hectárea it takes up a hectare; it's a hectare in size
3 [+tarea] to undertake; take on
quien mucho abarca poco aprieta don't bite off more than you can chew
4 (Latinoamérica) (acaparar) to monopolize; corner the market in
5 (con la vista) to take in
desde aquí se abarca todo el valle you can take in the whole valley from here
Verb Conjugations for abarcar
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
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