amarrar

amarrar(
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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 fasten)
a. to tie
Le voy a amarrar un moño al regalo de cumpleaños.I'll tie a bow to the birthday present.
b. to tie up
El dueño amarró el perro a un árbol.The owner tied the dog up to a tree.
c. to moor (nautical)
La tripulación amarró el barco en el puerto.The crew moored the boat in the harbor.
2. (to secure)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to clinch
Necesitamos amarrar el acuerdo esta semana.We need to clinch the deal this week.
b. to tie up (United Kingdom)
La empresa está haciendo lo necesario por amarrar el acuerdo.The company is doing everything necessary to tie up the agreement.
amarrarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to lace)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to tie
Mi hija acaba de aprender a amarrarse las agujetas.My daughter just learned how to tie her shoelaces.
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amarrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (nautical)
a. to moor
2. (atar)
a. to tie (up)
amarrar algo/a alguien a algoto tie something/somebody to something
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (pelo)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to tie up
4. (cordones)
a. to tie
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amarrar
transitive verb
1 (asegurar) especialmente (Latinoamérica) to fasten; tie up; [+barco] to moor; tie up; [+cuerda] to lash; belay; (Naipes) to stack
está de amarrar he's raving mad
tener a algn bien amarrado to have sb under one's thumb
2 (empollar) to swot (familiar); mug up (familiar)
intransitive verb
to get down to it in earnest
pronominal verb
amarrarse
amarrársela (And) (Centroamérica) to get tight (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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