Spanish Dictionary

Translation of apretar

apretar      to press     
apretar     to clench    ; to tighten    

Pronunciation of apretar    

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Sample sentences:
Le apretó las espuelas al caballo para que galopara más rápido.

He pressed his spurs against the horse to make it gallop faster.
La cuerda está floja, debes apretarla. The rope is slack, you should tighten it.

In this poem there is not any movement, it is only a snapshot of life, it means it is a picture, almost dead, as there is no movement at all. And this is the reason why the poem seems to be calming.
It comes not only from the need to feel superior (which would be a legitimate and natural desire), it is also the consequence of ignorance, believe in stereotypes and old-fashioned intolerance.
We booked a tour for the next two days, one on a boat and the other on foot. In one of the agencies we met a nice couple and decided to stay in touch with them and have dinner together.
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Spanish VerbsPresentPast IIIFuture
Conjugation of apretar
aprieto  aprietas  aprieta  apretamos  apretáis  aprietan  apretaba  apretabas  apretaba  apretábamos  apretabais  apretaban  apreté  apretaste  apretó  apretamos  apretasteis  apretaron  apretaré  apretarás  apretará  apretaremos  apretaréis  apretarán 
English Verbs    
Conjugation of press   [ pressed, pressed ]
Conjugation of tighten   [ tightened, tightened ]