- 1.1 [piel] to wrinkle 1.2 [tela] to wrinkle (AmE) to crease (BrE) to crumple (BrE) ; [papel] to crumple arrugó el sobre y lo tiró she crumpled o (BrE) screwed up the envelope and threw it away 1.3 [ceño/entrecejo] to knit; [nariz] to wrinkle; [cara] to screw up arrugó el entrecejo he frowned, he knitted his brow
arrugarse v pron
- 1 1.1 [persona] to grow o become wrinkled; [cara/manos] to become wrinkled o lined 1.2 (por acción del agua) [piel/manos] to shrivel up, go wrinkled 1.3 [tela] to wrinkle o get wrinkled (AmE) to crease o get creased (BrE) ; [papel] to crumple estas sábanas no se arrugan these sheets don't wrinkle o crease
- 2 2.1 [familiar/colloquial] (achicarse) to be daunted o frightened no se arruga ante los problemas she isn't daunted by problems 2.2 (Chi) [familiar/colloquial] (inmutarse) 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 [colloquial/familiar]
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
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