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English translation of 'arrastrarse'

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Verb Table reflexive verb
1.  (reptar)
[bebé, serpiente] to crawl
[herido] to drag o.s.
la oruga se arrastraba lentamente por el suelo the caterpillar crawled along the ground
la víctima se arrastró hasta la puerta the victim dragged himself to the door
[bebé, serpiente] to crawl
[herido] to drag o.s.
2.  (humillarse) to grovel
se arrastró ante el profesor para conseguir el aprobado he grovelled to the teacher so as to get a pass mark
See also arrastrar

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Example Sentences Including 'arrastrarse'

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Casi de inmediato la sombra del avión empezó a arrastrarse por una interminable llanura, pedregosa y estéril.
Ramón Mayrata El imperio desierto
Cualquier trastorno que hubiera podido sufrir, debido a esas circunstancias especiales, no le habría impedido arrastrarse hasta la playa, según los peritos.
Gabriel García Márquez Notas de prensa (1980-1984)
El hombre tuvo fuerzas para arrastrarse hasta la pared y expiró recostado en los ladrillos.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1995)
En alguna radio española se oyó el verbo fatídico: arrastrarse.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1996)
España tiene tenistas cualificados como para poder disputar la famosa " ensaladera " y no arrastrarse por la " segunda división " del tenis.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1996)
No le gustaría arrastrarse por las carreteras en sus momentos de decadencia.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)
Y empezó a explicarme que él era un simple caracol de vina y que, como les ocurría también a sus hermanos, estaba condenado a arrastrarse por todos los caminos del mundo.
Javier Tomeo Zoopatías y zoofilias

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'arrastrarse' in Other Languages

British English: creep /kriːp/ VERB
animal If an animal creeps, it moves along close to the ground.
The mouse crept across the room.
  • American English: creep
  • Arabic: يَزْحَفُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: arrastar-se
  • Chinese: 爬行
  • Croatian: gmizati
  • Czech: plazit se
  • Danish: krybe
  • Dutch: kruipen
  • European Spanish: arrastrarse
  • Finnish: hiipiä
  • French: ramper
  • German: kriechen
  • Greek: έρπω
  • Italian: strisciare
  • Japanese: はう
  • Korean: 기다
  • Norwegian: krype
  • Polish: skradać się
  • European Portuguese: rastejar
  • Romanian: a se târî
  • Russian: ползти
  • Latin American Spanish: arrastrarse
  • Swedish: krypa
  • Thai: คลาน
  • Turkish: geçmek
  • Ukrainian: плазувати
  • Vietnamese:
British English: grovel VERB
If you say that someone grovels, you think they are behaving too respectfully towards another person, for example, because they are frightened or because they want something.
I don't grovel to anybody.
  • American English: grovel
  • Brazilian Portuguese: humilhar-se
  • Chinese: 卑躬屈膝
  • European Spanish: arrastrarse
  • French: ramper
  • German: kriechen
  • Italian: essere ossequioso
  • Japanese: ぺこぺこする
  • Korean: 굽실거리다
  • European Portuguese: humilhar-se
  • Latin American Spanish: arrastrarse


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