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Translation of apurar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 1 (acabar, agotar) See examples: apura esa botella que todavía queda aceite
    there's still some oil left in that bottle, use it up
    apuró la cerveza y se fue
    he finished (off) his beer and left
  • 2 (apremiar) See examples: la actuación es buena, si me apuran, excelente
    the acting is good, if pressed, I'd say it was excellent
    nos están apurando para que terminemos de pintar la casa
    they're pushing us o putting pressure on us to finish painting the house
    no me apures (América Latina)
    don't hurry o rush me

verbo intransitivo

  • (Chile) (+ me/te/le etc) (urgir) See examples: no me apura
    I'm not in a hurry for it
    it's not urgent
    le apura mucho la entrega
    he needs it delivered very urgently

also: apurarse verbo pronominal

Example sentences
  • Algunos pilotos señalaron a La República que se habían apurado demasiado.
  • Se apuró demasiado y perdió la noción y la calidad.
  • La cercanía de las elecciones obliga a apurar el paso.

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