Acostar in English | Spanish to English Translation
transitive verb
1. (to lie down)
a. to lay down
Acuesta a la paciente y levántale las piernas.Lay the patient down and raise her legs.
2. (to put to sleep)
a. to put to bed
Acosté a los niños y luego me acosté yo.I put the children to bed and then went to bed myself.
reflexive verb
3. (to go to sleep)
a. to go to bed
Suelo acostarme a las 10 pero esta noche, llegué a medianoche. I usually go to bed at 10 but tonight I arrived at midnight.
4. (to lie down)
a. to lay down
Se acostó en la arena y se puso la camisa en la cabeza.She laid down in the sand and put her shirt over her head.
transitive verb
1. to put to bed (en la cama)
2. to bring alongside (Náut)
pronominal verb
1. to go to bed (irse a la cama); to lie down (tumbarse)
  • suele acostarse tarde he usually goes to bed late
  • acostarse con alguien (informal) to sleep with somebody (tener relaciones sexuales)
transitive verb
1 (tender) to lay down
2 (en cama) to put to bed
3 (Náutica) to bring alongside
pronominal verb
1 (tumbarse) to lie down; (ir a dormir) to go to bed; (Latinoamérica) (dar a luz) to give birth
nos acostamos tarde we went to bed late; Pilar se acostó con Juan Pilar went to bed o slept with Juan; ella se acuesta con cualquiera she sleeps around; es hora de acostarse it's bedtime
2 (inclinarse) to lean; bend
Verb Conjugations for acostar
Gerund: acostando
Participle: acostado
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
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