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Translation of arrugar in English:

verbo transitivo

also: arrugarse verbo pronominal

  • 2 2.1 [familiar] (achicarse)
    to be daunted o frightened
    no se arruga ante los problemas
    she isn't daunted by problems
    2.2 (Chile) [familiar] (inmutarse) See examples: ni se arruga para mentir
    he thinks nothing of lying
    le gritan y ni se arruga
    they shout at him and he doesn't bat an eyelid
Example sentences
  • En las definiciones de los campeonatos o en los torneos internacionales siempre arrugan.
  • Agustín, acá nunca arrugamos y tenemos mucha correa.
  • Agustín, acá nunca arrugamos y tenemos mucha correa.

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