Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Sunday August 3, 2014
to tie; to tie up
We’ve already come across desatar, to untie.
desatar un nudo
to untie a knot
Atar is its opposite, and you can use it in many different senses of tying.
atarse los cordones
to tie up your shoelaces
Le ataron las manos a la espalda.
They tied his hands behind his back.
In its extended, metaphorical meaning, you can use it in a similar way to English.
No hay nada que me ate* a este lugar.
There’s nothing to tie me to this place.
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