Translation of coger in English:

coger

vt

  • 3 (recoger) to pick up; [flores/moras/uvas] to pick coge esa revista del suelo pick that magazine up off the floor ¿quién ha cogido el dinero que dejé aquí? who's taken the money I left here? cogió sus cosas y se largó she got her things together o picked up her things and left coger los puntos pick up the stitches cogió al niño en brazos she picked the child up in her arms no cogen el teléfono they're not answering the phone
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  • 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 (AmE) o (BrE) queue cogió la delantera he took the lead

vi

  • 2 2.1coge/cogió y … [familiar/colloquial], si empiezas con ese tema cojo y me voy if you're going to start talking about that, I'm off o (AmE) I'm taking off [colloquial/familiar] de repente cogió y se fue suddenly he upped and went [colloquial/familiar] cogió y se puso a llorar she (suddenly) burst into tears 2.2 (por un camino) cogieron por el camino más corto they took the shortest route coge por esta calle go down this street 2.3 (Esp) [familiar/colloquial], (caber) to fit

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