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arrastrar

  
arrastrar
transitive verb
1. (along the ground)
a. to drag
¡Deja de arrastrar los pies!Stop dragging your feet!
b. to sweep (clothing)
Mi hija va a llevar un vestido con una cola que arrastra.My daughter will wear a dress with a train that sweeps the ground.
c. to brush (clothing)
Esa falda es tan larga que arrastra el suelo.That skirt is so long that it brushes the ground.
2. (current)
a. to sweep away (a river)
El caballo fue arrastrado por el río mientras intentaba cruzarlo.The horse was swept away by the river as he was trying to cross it.
b. to carry out (the ocean)
arrastrar algo mar adentroto carry something out to sea
c. to blow (along) (wind)
El niño arrastra una hoja en la acera. The boy blows a leaf along the sidewalk.
3. (vehicle)
a. to tow
arrastrar una lanchato tow a skiff
4. (finance)
a. to drag down
El cierre de la fábrica arrastró el mercado.The closing of the factory dragged down the market.
5. (illness/problem)
a. to drag on
Vengo arrastrando una tos.I have a cough that is dragging on.
6. (attraction)
a. to draw
Ese artista callejero siempre arrastra a la multitud.That street performer always draws a crowd.
b. to attract
arrastrar mucha genteto attract a lot of people
7. (persuasion)
a. to influence
No te permitas arrastrar por sus palabras.Don't let yourself be influenced by his words.
b. to win over
dejarse arrastrar por una ideato be won over by an idea
c. to lead to
La pobreza lo arrastró a la delincuencia.Poverty led him to crime.
8. (speech)
a. to slur
arrastrar las palabrasto slur your words
arrastrarse
reflexive verb
9. (move along the ground)
a. to crawl
arrastrarse como un bebéto crawl like a baby
b. to slither
Las serpientes se arrastran.Snakes slither.
c. to drag oneself
arrastrarse por el sueloto drag oneself along the ground
10. (humilliation)
a. to grovel
Los campesinos se arrastraron frente al rey.The peasants groveled before the king.
arrastrar
transitive verb
1. to drag (objeto, pies) (gen) & (computing) ; to pull (carro, vagón)
  • el viento arrastró las hojas the wind blew the leaves along
  • arrastrar y soltar (computing) to drag and drop
2. to win over, to sway (convencer)
  • arrastrar a alguien a algo/a hacer algo to lead somebody into something/to do something
  • dejarse arrastrar por algo/alguien to allow oneself to be swayed by something/somebody
3. (soportar)
  • arrastra una vida miserable she leads a miserable life
  • arrastra muchas deudas he has a lot of debts hanging over him
4. (al hablar)
  • arrastra las erres he rolls his r's
intransitive verb
5. to drag along the ground (rozar el suelo)
  • te arrastra el vestido your dress is dragging on the ground
arrastrarse
pronominal verb
1. to crawl (por el suelo)
  • los soldados se arrastraban por el barro the soldiers crawled through the mud
2. to grovel (humillarse)
  • se arrastró ante ella he groveled to her
arrastrar
transitive verb
1 [+objeto pesado] to drag; [+carro] to pull; [+caravana] to tow; [+vestido, capa] to trail (along the ground)
no arrastres la silla por el suelo don't drag that chair (along the ground); arrastrar los pies to drag one's feet; shuffle along; arrastrar las palabras to slur one's words
2 (transportar) [+río, viento] to sweep away o along
la corriente arrastró las ramas the current swept the branches away o along
3 (atraer) to draw; attract
su última película ha arrastrado mucho público his latest film has drawn o attracted large audiences
este grupo arrastra a masas de adolescentes
no te dejes arrastrar por esa idea don't get carried away by that idea; arrastrar a algn a hacer algo to sweep sb into doing sth
4 (soportar)
este país arrastra desde hace décadas el problema del paro this country's been dogged by unemployment for decades; arrastra un complejo de inferioridad desde la adolescencia he's had an inferiority complex ever since he was a youth
5 (provocar) [+dificultad, problema] to bring with it
su dimisión arrastró varias crisis financieras his resignation brought with it several financial crises
6 (Bridge) [+triunfos] to draw
intransitive verb
1 [+vestido, capa] to trail (along the ground); drag
te arrastra el vestido your dress is trailing (along the ground) o dragging
2 (Botánica) to trail
pronominal verb
arrastrarse
1 (reptar) [+bebé, serpiente] to crawl; [+herido] to drag o.s.
la oruga se arrastraba lentamente por el suelo the caterpillar crawled along the ground; la víctima se arrastró hasta la puerta the victim dragged himself to the door
2 (humillarse) to grovel
se arrastró ante el profesor para conseguir el aprobado he grovelled to the teacher so as to get a pass mark
Verb Conjugations for arrastrar
Gerund: arrastrando
Participle: arrastrado
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yoarrastroarrastréarrastrabaarrastraríaarrastraré
arrastrasarrastrastearrastrabasarrastraríasarrastrarás
él/ella/Ud.arrastraarrastróarrastrabaarrastraríaarrastrará
nosotrosarrastramosarrastramosarrastrábamosarrastraríamosarrastraremos
vosotrosarrastráisarrastrasteisarrastrabaisarrastraríaisarrastraréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.arrastranarrastraronarrastrabanarrastraríanarrastrarán
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