apiñarse

apiñarse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to squeeze in)
a. to crowd together
La gente en el andén estaba tratando de apiñarse para hacer espacio para las personas que llegaban.The people on the platform were crowding together to make space for the new arrivals.
Podemos entrar todos en el autobús si se apiñan los que están en el fondo.We can all fit in the bus if the people in the back crowd together.
b. to squeeze together
Si nos apiñamos, hay lugar para todos.There's room for everybody if we squeeze together.
apiñar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to squash)
a. to cram
Apiñé la ropa en la pequeña maleta y salí rápidamente hacia la estación de tren.I crammed my clothes into the small suitcase and rushed to the train station.
b. to pack
Esa caja parece demasiado pequeña para todos tus peluches. Vas a tener que realmente apiñarlos en ella.That box seems too small for all your stuffed animals. You're really going to have to pack them in there.
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apiñar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to pack
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (agolparse)
a. to crowd together
apiñarse en torno a algo/alguiento huddle round something/somebody
apiñar
transitive verb
(agrupar) to crowd together; bunch together; (apretar) to pack in; [+espacio] to overcrowd; congest;
pronominal verb
apiñarse to crowd together; press together
la multitud se apiñaba alrededor de él the crowd pressed round him
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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