angostarse

angostarse(
ahn
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gohs
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tahr
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seh
)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to get smaller)
a. to narrow
En la parte en que la calle se angosta, apenas pueden pasar dos carros a la vez.At the part where the street narrows, two cars can barely pass through at the same time.
angostar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to make narrower)
a. to narrow
La alcaldesa quiere angostar la carretera para que los peatones tengan más espacio para pasear.The mayor wants to narrow the road so pedestrians have more room to walk.
3. (to make smaller)
a. to take in
Le pedí a la sastra que angostara mis pantalones nuevos porque eran demasiado anchos.I asked the tailor to take in my new pair of pants because they were too wide.
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angostar
transitive verb
(estrechar) to narrow; (S. Cone) (hacer pequeño) to make smaller; [+ropa] to take in;
pronominal verb
angostarse to narrow; get narrow; get narrower
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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