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Principal Translations
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retener vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (tener apresado)hold prisoner v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El ladrón retuvo a dos clientes como rehenes.
retener vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (almacenar en la mente)retain vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Retiene en su memoria todos los detalles del encuentro.
 
Additional Translations
SpanishEnglish
retener vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (parar el avance)hold back vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  contain vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  retain vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Parece que el dique improvisado retiene el lodo.
retener vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (contener, refrenar)restrain vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (emotions)contain vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Retén tus pasiones; no permitas que te dominen.
retenerse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (contenerse, dominarse)restrain yourself vtr + refltransitive verb and reflexive pronoun: Transitive verb with reflexive pronoun--for example, "Enjoy yourself." "They behaved themselves."
  keep calm v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (figurative)keep your hair on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Le dije que se retuviera, pero no pudo y explotó en furia.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2016:

Compound Forms:
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retener documentos loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (requisar documentos)withhold documents v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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