agachar

agachar(
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gah
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chahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to move down)
a. to lower
Agacha la cabeza para no dar un golpe al entrar por esa puerta.Lower your head so you don't knock it when you go through that door.
b. to bend
Cristian agachó la cabeza avergonzado cuando la maestra le regañó.Cristian bent his head in shame when the teacher scolded him.
c. to bow
Magdalena agachó la cabeza en deferencia a la líder del equipo.Magdalena bowed her head in deference to the team leader.
d. to hang
Óscar agachó la cabeza por un momento y luego volteó a ver a Clara llorando.Oscar hung his head for a moment and then turned to see Clara crying.
e. to duck
Nicole agachó la cabeza para que no le pegara la pelota.Nicole ducked her head so the ball wouldn't hit her.
agacharse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to lower oneself)
a. to crouch down
Los soldados se agacharon detrás de los arbustos.The soldiers crouched down behind the bushes.
b. to bend down
Me agaché para atar los cordones del zapato.I bent down to tie my shoelaces.
c. to duck
Mi primo tiró un plato de crema batida a mi hermana, pero ella se agachó y le dio a mi abuela.My cousin threw a plate of whipped cream at my sister, but she ducked and it hit my grandma.
d. to squat
El niñito se agachó para ver el bicho de cerca.The little boy squatted to get a close look at the bug.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to give in)
a. to submit
Con la administración anterior, te tenías que agachar o sufrir regaños continuos.In the previous administration, you had to submit, or be constantly reprimanded.
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agachar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to lower
agachar la cabezato bow one's head
agacha la cabeza, que no me dejas vermove your head down a bit, I can't see
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (en cuclillas)
a. to crouch down
3. (inclinarse)
a. to bend down
nos agachamos al empezar el tiroteowe ducked down when the shooting began
agachar
transitive verb
[+cabeza] to bend; bow
agachar las orejas to hang one's head
pronominal verb
agacharse
1 (agazaparse) to stoop; bend down; bend over; (acuclillarse) to squat; (bajar la cabeza) to duck; (encogerse) to cower
2 (esconderse) to go into hiding; lie low
3 (Latinoamérica) (ceder) to give in; submit
4 (México) (callarse)
agacharse algo to keep sth under one's hat
5
agacharse con algo (And) (México) (robar) to make off with sth; pocket sth
6 (Latinoamérica) (prepararse) to get ready
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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