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acudir

Translation of acudir in English:

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 1 [formal] (a un lugar) nadie acudió en su ayuda nobody came to his aid no acudió a la hora prevista she did not come o/or arrive at the arranged time deberá acudir en ayunas you should not eat anything before attending miles de personas acudieron para apoyarlo thousands of people turned out o/or came to support himacudir a algo no acudió a la cita he failed to keep the appointment o/or (inglés británico/British English) to turn up for the appointment no acudió a la reunión she did not attend the meeting millones de personas acudirán hoy a las urnas millions of people will go to the polls today la policía acudió al lugar de los hechos the police went to the scene (of events) los recuerdos acuden a mi mente [literario/literary] memories come flooding back to me señorita Fernández, acuda al teléfono Miss Fernández, telephone call o/or telephone call for Miss Fernández
  • 2 (recurrir)acudir a algn acudió a su padre para que lo ayudara he turned o/or went to his father for help antes que acudir a las armas rather than resort to the use of arms acudieron a un árbitro para intentar resolverlo they went to arbitration to try to resolve it

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