gatear translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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gatear

  
a       vi  
1    (=andar a gatas)   to crawl  
(=trepar)  
to climb, clamber     ( por      up)  
2      (LAm)   to be on the prowl
b       vt  
1    (=arañar)   to scratch, claw
2    *   (=hurtar)   to pinch *  , steal
3      (CAm, Méx)  
*   (=ligar)   to try to pick up *     
(=seducir)  
to seduce
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
"gatear": examples and translations in context
Pareciera como si ayer hubiera aprendido a gatear. It seems like yesterday he was just learning to crawl.
Veamos, tambalearse, tambalearse, gatear, gatear... Let's see, that's stagger, stagger, crawl, crawl...
Se sentirá fuertemente tentada a volver a gatear... She'll be strongly tempted to go back to crawling.
Aún así, gatear sobre cristal roto... es algo muy heroico. Still crawling over broken glass - that's pretty heroic stuff.
-Antes de caminar tienes que gatear. -Gotta walk before you crawl.
También aquí hay que saber gatear antes de poder andar. It is also the case here that we must learn to walk before we can run.
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