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Translation of sujetar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (mantener sujeto) See examples: las cuerdas que sujetan las maletas a la baca
    the ropes which hold the suitcases on the roof rack
    una cinta roja le sujetaba el pelo
    her hair was tied back with a red ribbon
    para sujetarlo mientras se pega
    to hold it in place while it sticks
    sujétalo bien, que no se te escape
    hold it tight, don't let it go
    tuvimos que sujetarlos para que no se pegaran
    we had to hold them back to stop them hitting each other
    yo lo derribé y ellos lo sujetaron
    I knocked him over and they held him down
    sujétalo mientras llamo a la policía
    keep hold of him o hold on to him while I call the police
    1.2 (sostener) sujétame los paquetes mientras abro la puerta
    hold o keep hold of o hold on to the packages for me while I open the door
    1.3 (fijar, trabar) See examples: sujeta los documentos con un clip
    fasten the documents together with a paper clip
    clip the documents together
    sujetó los papeles con una goma elástica
    she put a rubber band around the papers
    sujetó el dobladillo con alfileres
    she pinned up the hem
    sujeta la cuerda al árbol
    tie the rope to the tree
    sujetar las tablas al bastidor con los tornillos
    screw the boards to the frame
    use the screws to fix the boards to the frame

also: sujetarse verbo pronominal

  • 1 1.1 (agarrarse) See examples:sujetarse a algo
    to hold on to something
    1.2 (trabar, sostener) See examples: sujétate ese mechón con una horquilla
    use a clip to hold your hair back off your face
    se sujetó la falda con una cuerda
    she tied up o fastened her skirt with a piece of string
    se sujetó el pelo en un moño
    she put o tied o pinned her hair up in a bun
  • 2 (someterse, ajustarse) See examples:sujetarse a algo
    to abide by something
    hay que sujetarse a lo que dice la ley
    you have to abide by what the law says
Example sentences
  • Sujeta con firmeza el volante y mira constantemente por los espejos.
  • Conjunto de correas y fierros para sujetar y manejar la cabeza del caballo.
  • La ejecución del gasto del Poder Judicial se sujeta al régimen del dozavo.

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