oprimir(
oh
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pree
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meer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to tyrannize)
a. to oppress
El pueblo estaba oprimido por sus propios gobernantes.The people were oppressed by their own rulers.
2. (to push)
a. to press (a button or a key)
Mantenga oprimido el botón hasta que se encienda la luz verde.Keep the button pressed until the green light comes on.
3. (to compress)
a. to press
Oprima suavemente el envase para que caiga una sola gota en el ojo.Press the container gently to release one drop into your eye.
b. to squeeze
Me oprimió la mano con firmeza y me dijo que podía contar con ella.She squeezed my hand firmly and told me I could count on her.
4. (to be too close-fitting)
a. to be too tight
Esta camisa me oprime un poco el cuello.This shirt is a bit too tight round my neck.
5. (to distress)
a. to weigh down
La tristeza de verlo así me oprimía el corazón.Seeing him like that, weighed my heart down with sadness.
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oprimir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (ejercer presión sobre; botón)
a. to press
2. (garganta, brazo)
a. to squeeze
3. (apretar)
a. to pinch, to be too tight for
la corbata le oprimía el cuellohis tie felt too tight
4. (políticamente)
a. to oppress
5. (angustiar)
a. to weigh down on, to burden
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oprimir
transitive verb
1 (apretar) [+objeto] to squeeze; press; exert pressure on; [+gas] to compress
la blusa me estaba oprimiendo el cuello the blouse was too tight round my neck
el pantalón le oprimía la cintura
2 [+botón, tecla] to press
3 [+pueblo, nación] (tiranizar) to oppress; (cargar) to burden; weigh down; (aplastar) to crush
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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