Translation of coger in English:

coger

vt

  • 9 (ocupar) ve pronto y coge sitio get there early and save a place coge la vez en la cola take your turn in the line (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) queue cogió la delantera he took the lead

vi

cogerse v pron

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