agazaparse
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agazaparse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to conceal oneself)
a. to crouch
Al oír que alguien abría la puerta, el ladrón se agazapó detrás del sofá.Upon hearing someone open the door, the thief crouched behind the sofa.
b. to crouch down
Nos agazapamos rápido entre la maleza, esperando que los soldados no nos hubieran visto.We quickly crouched down in the undergrowth, hoping that the soldiers hadn't seen us.
c. to hide
El niño se agazapó debajo de la cama para que sus amigos no pudieran encontrarlo.The child hid under his bed so that his friends couldn't find him.
2. (to prepare to attack)
a. to crouch
El león se agazapó en la hierba intentando sorprender a la cebra.The lion crouched in the grass to try to take the zebra by surprise.
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agazaparse
pronominal verb
1. to crouch (down) (ocultarse)
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agazapar
transitive verb
to grab; grab hold of; nab (familiar)
pronominal verb
agazaparse (ocultarse) to hide; (agacharse) to crouch down; squat
estaba agazapada tras las rocas she was hidden behind the rocks; tras esto se agazapa otra cosa something else is concealed behind this
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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