apresar

apresar
transitive verb
1. (to trap) 
a. to catch 
A los gatos le gusta apresar ratones entre sus garras.Cats like to catch mice in their claws.
b. to seize 
El león apresó a la cría de gacela con sus afilados colmillos.The lion seized the baby gazelle with its sharp teeth.
2. (to capture) 
a. to catch 
La rapidez de uno de los guardias de seguridad ayudó a la policía a apresar a un supuesto agresor.The quickness of one of the security guards helped the police to catch an alleged attacker.
Las autoridades dicen que es probable que hayan apresado al asesino en serie que aterrorizaba a la ciudad.Authorities say they may have apprehended the serial killer that was terrorizing the city.
c. to arrest 
Ayer apresaron a un joven que intentaba robar un auto.A young man who was trying to steal a car was arrested yesterday.
3. (to take by force) 
a. to seize 
La guardia costera apresó un barco sospechoso de llevar droga.The coastguard seized a boat that was allegedly carrying drugs.
apresar
transitive verb
1. (presa) 
a. to catch 
2. (delincuente) 
a. to catch, to capture 
apresar
transitive verb
1 (coger) to catch; [+criminal] to capture; catch; [+buque] to take
2 [+animal] to seize
3 (Jur) to seize
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