aferrarse a


aferrarse a
v.
1 to cling to, to fasten upon, to fasten on, to fasten on to.
María se aferró al marco de la ventMaría Mary clung to the window sill.
2 to stick to.
El chiquito se aferró a su madre The little boy stuck to his mother.
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aferrarse a
verbo pronominal
1 to clutch to, cling to
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(v.) = cling to, fixate on, latch on to, stick fast to, hold to, cleave to, hold fast to
Ex. It would be a mistake to cling to the seeming comforts of the old ways at the cost of being unable to get the full advantages of the new ones.
Ex. Many publishers seem fixated on the term 'acquisitions librarian' for promotional mailings.
Ex. Educational establishments have latched on to the word 'information' and have employed it to encompass very different programmes of study.
Ex. Until the appearance of the online catalogue, entire libraries had actually been 'frozen' for generations, stuck fast to their major commodity - books.
Ex. This paper views librarians as tenaciously holding to a paper paradigm in an increasingly electronic environment.
Ex. The government seems to spurn the architecture profession and there is a growing rift between architects who assert their utility and those who cleave to artistic prerogatives.
Ex. In holding fast to a belief in health promotion, they resisted being coopted by a now discredited market system.
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(v.) = cling to, fixate on, latch on to, stick fast to, hold to, cleave to, hold fast to

Ex: It would be a mistake to cling to the seeming comforts of the old ways at the cost of being unable to get the full advantages of the new ones.

Ex: Many publishers seem fixated on the term 'acquisitions librarian' for promotional mailings.
Ex: Educational establishments have latched on to the word 'information' and have employed it to encompass very different programmes of study.
Ex: Until the appearance of the online catalogue, entire libraries had actually been 'frozen' for generations, stuck fast to their major commodity - books.
Ex: This paper views librarians as tenaciously holding to a paper paradigm in an increasingly electronic environment.
Ex: The government seems to spurn the architecture profession and there is a growing rift between architects who assert their utility and those who cleave to artistic prerogatives.
Ex: In holding fast to a belief in health promotion, they resisted being coopted by a now discredited market system.


Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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