verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 [temas/materias] to cover el programa abarca desde la Reconquista hasta el siglo XIX the program takes in o covers o spans the period from the Reconquest to the 19th century sus tierras abarcan desde el río hasta la sierra his land stretches o/or extends from the river up to the mountains abarcaba todo el territorio que ahora se conoce como Uruguay it extended over o embraced o spanned o included all the territory now known as Uruguay 1.2 (dar abasto con) [trabajos/actividades] to cope with se ha echado encima más de lo que puede abarcar he's bitten off more than he can chew, he's taken on more than he can cope with quien mucho abarca poco aprieta don't try to take on too much ( o/or you've/he's taken on too much etc) 1.3 (con los brazos) to embrace, encircle no le abarco la muñeca con la mano I can't get my hand around his wrist 1.4 (con la mirada) to take in
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