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Translation of atar in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 2 [trabajo/hijos] to tie … down no hay nada que me ate a esta ciudad there's nothing to keep me in this town me hizo una promesa y eso la ata she made me a promise and that promise is binding atar corto a algn to keep sb on a tight rein o/or (inglés norteamericano/American English) leash

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • [trabajo/hijos] los hijos atan mucho children really tie you down, children are a real tie es un trabajo que ata mucho it's a job that really ties you down ni ata ni desata (es inútil) he's useless (no tiene autoridad) he has no say o/or authority

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (atarse)

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