escabullirse

escabullirse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to run away)
a. to escape
Esperé a que el padrino comenzara su discurso para escabullirme de la boda.I waited for the best man to start his speech to escape from the wedding.
El actor se escabulló antes de que los paparazzi pudieran sacarle fotos.The actor escaped before the paparazzi could take pictures of him.
b. to slip away
El anillo que estaba sosteniendo se me escabulló entre los dedos y rodó debajo de la mesa.The ring I was holding slipped away through my fingers and rolled under the table.
c. to scurry off
El carterista se escabulló antes de que pudiéramos atraparlo.The pickpocket scurried off before we could catch him.
2. (to avoid a responsibility)
a. to sneak away
Tomás se escabulló y no lavó los platos.Tomas sneaked away and didn't do the dishes.
b. to cop out
Mañana tengo que ir a una reunión, pero trataré de escabullirme.Tomorrow I have to go to a meeting, but I'll try to cop out.
c. to weasel one’s way
Mi compañero de piso se escabulló de limpiar la casa cuando era su turno.My roommate weaseled his way out of cleaning the house when it was his turn.
3. (to go through)
a. to squeeze through
Me escabullí entre la gente y llegué a estar a pocos metros del escenario.I squeezed through the crowd and managed to get within meters of the stage.
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escabullirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (desaparecer)
a. to slip away
2. (escurrirse)
a.
se me escabullóhe slipped out of my hands
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