Translation of aflojar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 [cinturón/nudo/tornillo] to loosen; [cuerda] to slacken (off); [puño/mandíbula] to unclench la cuerda está muy tensa, aflójala the rope's very tight, let out some slack afloja la tensión nerviosa it eases nervous tension sin aflojar la marcha or el paso without slowing down
- 2 [familiar/colloquial] [dinero] to hand over no aflojó ni un centavo para la colecta he didn't part with o give a penny o (inglés norteamericano/American English) a cent for the collection
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (aflojarse)
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