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atravesar

Translation of atravesar in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 2 (colocar) to lay ( o/or put etc) … across habían atravesado un tronco en la carretera they had laid o placed o put a tree trunk across the road

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (atravesarse)

  • [obstáculo/dificultad] se nos atravesó un camión que salía de un garaje a truck coming out of a garage crossed right in front of us se me atravesó una espina en la garganta I got a fish bone stuck in my throat ¡no te vuelvas a atravesar en mi camino! don't (you) get in my way again! si no se nos atraviesa ningún obstáculo en el camino assuming that there are no unforeseen obstacles, assuming no unforeseen obstacles arise

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