apiñarse
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apiñarse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to squeeze in)
a. to crowd together
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.
apiñar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
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.).
1. (general)
a. to pack
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (agolparse)
a. to crowd together
apiñarse en torno a algo/alguiento huddle round something/somebody
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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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