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resistir

Translation of resistir in English:

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1 (aguantar) ya te dije que no resistiría, era demasiado peso
    I told you it wouldn't take it or hold, it was too heavy
    ya no resisto más
    I can't stand it any more
    I can't take (it) any more
    ¿cuánto resistes debajo del agua?
    how long can you stay underwater?

also: resistirse pronominal verb

  • 2 (tener reticencia)resistirse a + infinitivose resiste a aceptar las condiciones
    she's unwilling or reluctant to agree to the conditions
    me resisto a creerlo
    I find it hard to believe
    I'm loath to believe it
    no pude resistirme a decírselo
  • 3 [colloquial] (plantear dificultades) esta cerradura se me resiste
    I can't get this lock open
    tantas cifras se me resisten
    all these figures defeat me or are beyond me [colloquial]
Example sentences
  • A los indios la certeza los torna incompetentes para resistir.
  • En ciertos casos logra resistir el ataque y reponerse.
  • Y precisamente por eso su obra no sólo resiste, sino que persiste.
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