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agarrar

Translation of agarrar in English:

verbo transitivo

verbo intransitivo

  • 3 (especialmente América Latina) (ir)agarrar por algo
    (una calle/la costa)
    to go along something
    agarrar para algo
    to head for something
    agarraron para la capital
    they headed for the capital
    tiene tantos problemas, que no sabe para dónde agarrar
    he has so many problems, he doesn't know which way to turn
  • 4 (especialmente América Latina) [familiar] agarrar y …, un buen día agarró y lo dejó todo
    one fine day she upped and left everything
    cuando ya había hecho la reserva agarra y me dice que no quiere ir
    I had already made the reservations when he goes and tells me he doesn't want to go
    así que agarré y presenté la renuncia
    so I gave in my notice on the spot o there and then

also: agarrarse verbo pronominal

  • 3 (especialmente América Latina) se agarró una borrachera de padre y señor mío
    he got absolutely blind drunk
    se agarró una rabieta
    he got o flew into a temper
    ¡qué disgusto se agarró cuando se enteró!
    she got really upset when she heard!
  • 4 (América Latina) [familiar] 4.1 (pelearse, reñir) See examples:agarrarse con alguien
    to have a fight o an argument with somebody
    [familiar]
    no vale la pena agarrarse con él por esa estupidez
    there's no point arguing with him over a silly thing like that
    agarrársela(s) con alguien (América Latina) [familiar]
    to take it out on somebody
    [familiar]
    se las agarró conmigo
    he took it out on me
    4.2 (pelearse) See examples: se agarraron a patadas/puñetazos
    they started kicking/punching each other
    por poco se agarran de los pelos
    they almost came to blows
Example sentences
  • Admito que a veces nos hemos agarrado a golpes.
  • Al 10 lo agarraban a patadas pero seguía empujando a su equipo.
  • La garúa la agarró en el camino y luego fue la lluvia.

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