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apurar

Translation of apurar in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1 (acabar, agotar) 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) 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/or putting pressure on us to finish painting the house no me apures (América Latina/Latin America) don't hurry o/or rush me

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • (Chile) (+ me/te/le etc) (urgir) 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

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (apurarse)

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