amontonar
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amontonar(
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mohn
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nahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to put in a pile)
a. to pile up
El bibliotecario amontonó unos libros para colocarlos en los estantes.The librarian piled the books up to placed them on the shelves.
b. to pile
El ladrón amontonó los fajos de billetes en el suelo para contarlos.The thief piled the bundles of bills on the floor to count them.
c. to heap
Todos los años Papá Noel amontona los regalos bajo el árbol de Navidad.Every year Santa Claus heaps the presents under the Christmas tree.
2. (to amass)
a. to accumulate
Mi padre tiene la mala costumbre de amontonar trastos en el ático.My father has the bad habit of accumulating junk in the attic.
amontonarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to collect)
a. to pile up
La basura se amontona en la calle porque los basureros están de huelga.Rubbish piles up on the street because the garbage collectors have gone on strike.
b. to accumulate
Los casos se amontonaron sobre la mesa del juez durante su ausencia.The cases accumulated on the judge's table during his absence.
4. (to form a crowd)
a. to gather together
Decenas de jóvenes se amontonaron para entrar a la mejor discoteca de la ciudad.Dozens of young people gathered together to get into the best club in town.
b. to crowd together
Los fans se amontonaron a las puertas del estadio antes del concierto.Fans crowded together at the doors of the arena before the concert.
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amontonar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (apilar)
a. to pile up
2. (reunir)
a. to accumulate
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (personas)
a. to form a crowd
4. (problemas, trabajo)
a. to pile up
5. (ideas, solicitudes)
a. to come thick and fast
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amontonar
transitive verb
1 (apilar) to pile (up); heap (up); [+datos] to gather; collect; [+dinero] to hoard; [+nieve, nubes] to bank up
viene amontonando fichas he's been collecting data in large quantities; amontonar alabanzas sobre algn to heap praises on sb
2 (And) (insultar) to insult
pronominal verb
amontonarse
1 (apilarse) to pile up; [+nubes] to gather; [+hojas, nieve] to drift; [+datos] to accumulate; [+desastres] to come one on top of another; [+gente] to crowd; crowd together
viven amontonados they're shacked up together (familiar); la gente se amontonó en la salida people crowded into the exit; people jammed the exit; se amontonaron los coches the cars got into a jam
2 (enfadarse) to fly off the handle (familiar)
3 (And) [+terreno] to revert to scrub
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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