atrapar

atrapar(
ah
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trah
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pahr
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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 grasp)
a. to catch
El viento esparció mis apuntes por la calle y corrí para atraparlos.The wind scattered my notes along the street and I ran to catch them.
2. (to take captive)
a. to capture
Las autoridades informaron que ayer atraparon al líder del cártel de drogas.The authorities reported that the drug cartel leader had been captured yesterday.
3. (to immobilize)
a. to trap
Quedó atrapado bajo los escombros durante casi cuatro días después del terremoto.He was trapped under the rubble for almost four days after the earthquake.
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atrapar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (agarrar, alcanzar)
a. to catch
atrapar
transitive verb
1 (en trampa) to trap; (apresar) to capture; [+resfriado etc] to catch
quedaron atrapados en la montaña they were trapped on the mountainside; atrapar un empleo to land a job
2 (engañar) to take in; deceive
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