Translation of encoger in English:
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 [ropa/tela] to shrink 1.2 [piernas/cuerpo] encoger las piernas to tuck one's legs in el animal encogió el cuerpo de miedo the animal shrank back in fear
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (encogerse)
- 2 [persona] 2.1 (físicamente) encogerse de hombros to shrug one's shoulders caminaba muy encogida she walked with her shoulders hunched 2.2 [anciano] to shrink, get shorter 2.3 (acobardarse) to be intimidated no se encoge ante nadie he's not afraid of o/or daunted by anyone, he doesn't let himself be intimidated by anyone
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