- 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
encogerse v pron
- 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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The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.