agarrotar

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agarrotar(
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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 make stiff)
a. to stiffen
Puedo sentir cómo el estrés me agarrota los músculos del cuello.I can feel how stress stiffens the muscles of my neck.
2. (to execute)
a. to garrote
El verdugo tenía órdenes de agarrotar al reo al amanecer.The executioner had orders to garrote the prisoner at dawn.
agarrotarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to become stiff)
a. to stiffen up
Al atleta se le agarrotó la pierna y tuvo que abandonar la carrera.The athlete's leg stiffened up and he had to quit the race.
b. to go stiff
Al día siguiente cuando me desperté, se me habían agarrotado los músculos de la espalda.The following day when I woke up, the muscles in my back had gone stiff.
4. (mechanics)
a. to seize up
Falló la bomba de aceite y se agarrotó el émbolo.The oil pump failed and the piston seized up.
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agarrotar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (parte del cuerpo)
a. to cut off the circulation in
2. (ejecutar con garrote)
a. to garotte
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (parte del cuerpo)
a. to go stiff
4. (mecanismo)
a. to seize up
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agarrotar
transitive verb
(atar) to tie tight; [+persona] to squeeze tight; press tightly; [+criminal] to garrotte; [+músculos] to stiffen
esta corbata me agarrota this tie is strangling me; tengo los músculos agarrotados I'm all stiff
pronominal verb
agarrotarse (Med) to stiffen; get numb; (Automóviles) to seize up
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