acobardarse


acobardarse
pron.v.
to be frightened, to get frightened; to flinch, to shrink back.
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acobardarse
verbo pronominal
1 to become frightened, lose one's nerve, shrink back (ante, from)
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VPR (=asustarse) to be intimidated, get frightened; (=echarse atrás) to flinch, shrink back (ante from, at)
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(v.) = wuss out, wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of), get + cold feet
Ex. What's great about this time of year is that people wuss out and stop training during the Winter (less crowded at the pool, gym, etc.).
Ex. The main reason he wimped out was that he had a cheap bike that didn't gear properly, and made it extremely hard to bike efficiently.
Ex. He regards David Jull's unwillingness to take up such a proposal as an early indication that John Howard and his colleagues are wimping.
Ex. So basically they are chickening out of the debate.
Ex. The important thing is to be true to yourself, but should you get cold feet at the eleventh hour remember that there could be serious financial implications as well as emotional ones.
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(v.) = wuss out, wimp out (on), wimp, chicken out (on/of), get + cold feet

Ex: What's great about this time of year is that people wuss out and stop training during the Winter (less crowded at the pool, gym, etc.).

Ex: The main reason he wimped out was that he had a cheap bike that didn't gear properly, and made it extremely hard to bike efficiently.
Ex: He regards David Jull's unwillingness to take up such a proposal as an early indication that John Howard and his colleagues are wimping.
Ex: So basically they are chickening out of the debate.
Ex: The important thing is to be true to yourself, but should you get cold feet at the eleventh hour remember that there could be serious financial implications as well as emotional ones.

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■acobardarse verbo reflexivo
1 (sentir temor) to become frightened
2 (retraerse) to lose one's nerve o to shrink back [ante, from]
'acobardarse' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
rajarse
- acobardar
- encoger
- rajar
English:
chicken out
- quail
- chicken
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vpr
to get frightened o scared;
acobardarse ante un reto to shrink back from a challenge;
no se acobarda ante nada nothing scares him
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acobardarse
v/r get frightened, lose one’s nerve
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vr
: to be frightened, to cower
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acobardarse vb to be frightened

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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