Resistir in English | Spanish to English Translation
transitive verb
1. to withstand (dolor, peso, críticas)
  • resiste muy mal el calorhe can't take the heat
2. to resist (tentación, impulso, deseo)
3. to tolerate, to stand (tolerar)
  • no lo resisto más, me voyI can't stand it any longer, I'm off
intransitive verb
4. (ejército, ciudad)
  • resistir (a algo/a alguien)to resist (something/somebody)
5. to keep going (persona)
  • ese corredor resiste muchothat runner has a lot of stamina
  • el tocadiscos aún resistethe record player's still going strong
  • resistir a algoto stand up to something, to withstand something
6. to take the strain (mesa, dique)
  • resistir a algoto withstand something
7. to resist (it) (mostrarse firme) (ante tentaciones)
  • resistir a algoto resist something
pronominal verb
  • resistirse (a algo)to resist (something)
  • por más que empujo esta puerta se resistehowever hard I push, this door refuses to give way
  • resistirse a hacer algoto refuse to do something
  • me resisto a creerloI refuse to believe it
  • no hay hombre que se le resistano man can resist her
  • se le resisten las matemáticasshe just can't get the hang of maths
transitive verb
1 [+peso] to bear; take; support; [+presión] to take; withstand
2 [+ataque, tentación] to resist; [+propuesta] to resist; oppose; make a stand against
resisto todo menos la tentación I can resist anything but temptation
3 (tolerar) to put up with; endure
no puedo resistir este frío I can't bear o stand this cold; no lo resisto un momento más I'm not putting up with this a moment longer
resistirle la mirada a algn to stare sb out
intransitive verb
1 (oponer resistencia) to resist
2 (durar) to last (out); hold out
el equipo no puede resistir mucho tiempo más the team can't last o hold out much longer; el coche resiste todavía the car is still holding out o going
3 (soportar peso)
¿resistirá la silla? will the chair take it?
pronominal verb
1 (oponer resistencia) to resist
2 (no estar dispuesto)
resistirse a hacer algo to be reluctant to do sth; resist doing sth; no me resisto a citar algunos versos I can't resist quoting a few lines; me resisto a creerlo I find it hard to believe
3 (encontrar difícil)
se me resiste la química I'm not very good at chemistry
Verb Conjugations for resistir
Gerund: resistiendo
Participle: resistido
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