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    Default What does "Abatatar" mean?

    My friend Jorge told me "Tenia que definir la primera palabra que aparece en el diccionario y me abataté tanto que me fui de ahí". What did he mean?
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    Default Re: Abatatar

    "Abatatar" means to chicken out

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    As Maximiliano said, abatatar is an Spanish expression that means when someone is scared of doing something
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    Oh okay!! That makes sense. Thanks!

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    Does anybody know where the terms come from?
    Alguien sabe de dónde viene esa expresión? Porqué abatatar y no apapar?

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    My friend is from Argentina. So I'm guessing it's used as slang in that country. I'm not sure if other Spanish speaking countries use it as well though.

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    Santiagop, trate de buscarlo.. Pero realmente no encontre de donde puede provenir el significado de esa palabra..
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    Well Adam, abatatar is a Portuguese term as well, but the meaning is to make a shape like a potato.

    In fact Portuguese and Spanish have lots of similar words but with different meanings.

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    Make a shape like a potato?? They have a verb for that in Spanish and Portuguese? How very strange!

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