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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to fill up)
a. to pack
Los fanáticos del fútbol abarrotaron el bar para ver la final del Mundial.Football fans packed the bar to watch the final of the World Cup.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to become full)
a. to become packed
Los autobuses se abarrotaron con gente que iba al concierto.The buses became packed with people who were going to the concert.
3. (economy)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to become saturated
El mercado se abarrotó de productos chinos.The market became saturated with products from China.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (teatro, autobús)
a. to pack
2. (desván, baúl)
a. to cram full
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transitive verb
1 (llenar) to pack
el público abarrotaba la sala the hall was packed with people
el orador abarrató el aula
2 (Náutica) to stow; pack tightly
3 (Com) to overstock
pronominal verb
1 (llenarse) to get packed
2 (Latinoamérica) (Com) to become saturated
abarrotarse de (México) to be stuffed with; be bursting with
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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