apretaba
-I was pressing
The word apretaba is the imperfect form of apretar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation.
See the full apretar conjugation

apretar

Y cuando la nube se apartaba un momento, apretaba el gatillo.
And when the cloud lifted for a moment... you squeeze the trigger.
El hambre, con todos sus horrores, apretaba cada vez más.
Famine, with all its horror, comes closer and still closer.
Su mano libre apretaba, como siempre, su enorme revólver pavonado.
In his free hand he carried, as always, the enormous bluesteel revolver.
Cada vez que lo pensaba, apretaba el gatillo.
Every time I thought about it, I pulled the trigger.
El dolor donde la roca le apretaba la espalda.
Pain where the rock cut into his back.
Agarraba un rifle, apuntaba a su mujer con él, y apretaba el gatillo.
He picked up a rifle, aimed it at her, and pulled the trigger.
Un día, cuando el hambre apretaba, me entregó la niña para criarla.
When hunger struck, he asked me to look after the child.
Agarraba un rifle, apuntaba a su mujer con él, y apretaba el gatillo.
He picked up a rifle, aimed it at her, and pulled the trigger.
Y yendo, le apretaba la multitud.
And as he went the crowds thronged him.
Los apretaba como lata de sardinas.
I used to pack them in like sardines in a can.
Pero, ¿apretaba los labios así?
But did he purse his lips at the end and go like that?
Por la forma de apretar tus dedos su mano izquierda siempre apretaba un poquito más fuerte.
The way he'd hold on to your fingers his left hand always squeezed just a little bit tighter.
Y ahora me doy cuenta......de que cada vez que apretaba el gatillo me destruía a mi mismo.
And now I realise that every time I pulled the trigger
Las caderas de Baba empezaron a moverse mientras su mano me apretaba.
Suddenly a hand unzipped my fly and went inside. Baba's hips began to shift while his hand squeezed me.
En su mano derecha apretaba una sospechosa vara que prácticamente irradiaba "Yo soy un accesorio para chica mágica".
In her right hand was gripped a suspicious looking rod that practically radiated "I'm a magical girl item".
Cuando le daba la mano a alguien, apretaba con toda su mano y nunca era el primero en retirarla.
When he shook hands with someone, he gripped with his whole hand and never was the first to release his grip.
Rick se rió otra vez y ella soltó una risita ahogada, al tiempo que apretaba la mano de Rick.
He laughed again and she giggled, squeezing Rick's hand in return. Rick leaned his head back and closed his eyes again.
¿Recuerdas cuando tú comenzaste a salir con mi hermana, ella y yo todavía estábamos viviendo juntas, solía escuchar a través de la pared y apretaba mi
Remember when you started dating my sister, she and I were still living together, and I would listen through the wall and scrunch my
Erré el tiro porque alguien gritó mientras apretaba el gatillo.
I missed the shot because someone shouted as I pulled the trigger.
El niño no estaba cómodo en el mameluco porque le apretaba.
The baby wasn't comfortable in his romper suit because it was too tight.
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