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estrechar

Translation of estrechar in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

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

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (estrecharse)

  • 2 (recíproco) (apretarse) se estrecharon en un abrazo they embraced, they hugged se estrecharon la mano they shook hands

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