apretar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late Latin appectorāre, from pectus (chest).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

apretar (first-person singular present aprieto, first-person singular preterite apreté, past participle apretado)

  1. (transitive) To squeeze, constrict, or compress
  2. (transitive) To press
  3. (transitive) To hold back
  4. (transitive) To hold on to something

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: e becomes an ie in stressed syllables.


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