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verbo intransitivo

  • 1 [formal] (a un lugar) See examples: nadie acudió en su ayuda
    nobody came to his aid
    no acudió a la hora prevista
    she did not come o 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 came to support him
    acudir a algono acudió a la cita
    he failed to keep the appointment o (inglés británico) 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]
    memories come flooding back to me
    señorita Fernández, acuda al teléfono
    Miss Fernández, telephone call o telephone call for Miss Fernández
  • 2 (recurrir)acudir a alguienacudió a su padre para que lo ayudara
    he turned o 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
Example sentences
  • Policías de élite acudieron al sitio y cerraron las calles aledañas.
  • Al evento acudieron aproximadamente 6000 atletas de todo el país.
  • También acudía a la cárcel de la ciudad en que vivo.

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