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estrechar

Translation of estrechar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 1
    (falda/pantalones)
    to take … in
    (carretera)
    to make … narrower
  • 2 (apretar, abrazar) (persona)estréchame fuerte la estrechó entre sus brazos
    he held o clasped her tightly in his arms
    he hugged o embraced her
    me estrechó la mano
    he shook my hand

also: estrecharse verbo pronominal

  • 2 (recíproco) See examples: (apretarse) See examples: se estrecharon en un abrazo
    they embraced
    they hugged
    se estrecharon la mano
    they shook hands
Example sentences
  • La distancia entre el político real y Camotillo, se estrechaba.
  • Su realización contribuye a estrechar relaciones con el Ecuador y fomentar el turismo binacional.
  • Se comprometió así a establecer reuniones periódicas con todos los presidentes regionales y estrechar así relaciones.

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