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resistir

Translation of resistir in English:

verbo transitivo

verbo intransitivo

also: resistirse verbo pronominal

  • 2 (tener reticencia)resistirse a + infinitivose resiste a aceptar las condiciones
    she's unwilling o 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 [familiar] (plantear dificultades) See examples: esta cerradura se me resiste
    I can't get this lock open
    tantas cifras se me resisten
    all these figures defeat me o are beyond me
    [familiar]
Example sentences
  • A los indios la certeza los torna incompetentes para resistir.
  • En ciertos casos logra resistir el ataque y reponerse.
  • En ciertos casos logra resistir el ataque y reponerse.

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