In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Fue 24-22, con final apretadísimo y dientes apretados.
1.1(ajustado)tightesta falda me queda muy apretada — this skirt is very tight on me / too tight for me
- este nudo está muy apretado — this knot is very tight
- no hagas el punto tan apretado — don't knit so tightly
- tiene la letra muy apretada — he has very cramped handwriting
1.2(de dinero)este mes andamos / estamos apretados — we're a little short of money this month
1.3(apretujado)crampedíbamos muy apretados — it was / we were very cramped
- caben cinco pero bastante apretados — there's room for five but it's a tight squeeze / it's a little cramped
- en ese piso tan pequeño viven muy apretados — they're very cramped in that tiny apartment
3informal(tacaño)tight informaltightfisted informal
4.1Venezuela informal (de carácter fuerte)strict
4.2Venezuela informal (abusador)este sí que es apretado — he sure has (some) nerve US
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