acumularse
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acumularse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to collect)
a. to accumulate
Durante la huelga miles de toneladas de basura se acumularon en el vertedero de la ciudad.Thousands of tons of rubbish accumulated in the city garbage dump during the strike.
b. to gather
El moho tiende a acumularse en los rincones húmedos de mi baño.Mold tends to gather in the damp corners of my bathroom.
c. to build up
Se me acumuló tanta tensión en los músculos que me dolía todo el cuerpo.So much tension had built up in my muscles that my whole body hurt.
d. to pile up
Los libros se han ido acumulando en esta habitación.The books have been piling up in this room.
acumular
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to gather together)
a. to accumulate
El explorador acumuló una gran cantidad de información sobre la flora y fauna de las tierras que visitó.The explorer accumulated a lot of information about the flora and fauna of the lands he visited.
b. to amass
El narcotraficante había acumulado una fortuna estimada en más de 700 millones de dólares.The drug trafficker had amassed a fortune estimated at over $700 million.
3. (to acquire)
a. to gain (experience, knowledge)
Con tantos años en la cirugía acumuló una gran experiencia.After so many years as a surgeon he had gained a lot of experience.
4. (to amass)
a. to pile up
Lleva mucho tiempo acumulando porquerías en el jardín y está lleno de alimañas.She's been piling up junk in the garden for ages and it's full of vermin.
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acumular
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to accumulate
le gusta acumular recuerdos de sus viajesshe likes collecting souvenirs of her trips
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to accumulate, to build up
se me acumula el trabajowork is piling up on me
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acumular
transitive verb
[+posesiones] to accumulate; [+datos] to amass; gather;
pronominal verb
acumularse to accumulate; gather; pile up
se me acumula el trabajo the work is piling up (on me)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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