abrumar

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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to burden)
a. to overwhelm
El maestro abrumó a los alumnos con tanta información.The students were overwhelmed by the amount of information the teacher had given them.
b. to weigh down
El trabajo abrumó a Miguel aquel verano.Miguel was weighed down by work that summer.
c. to get down
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Haz una lista de las cosas que te están abrumando.Make a list of the things that are getting you down.
2. (to tire)
a. to wear out
Ya me abrumó tu actitud desafiante.Your defiant attitude has worn me out.
b. to exhaust
Me abrumaban sus preguntas constantes.I was exhausted by his constant questions.
abrumarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to be burdened)
a. to feel overwhelmed
Paulina se abrumó con todas las deudas que tiene.Paulina felt overwhelmed by all her debts.
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abrumar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (agobiar)
a. to overwhelm
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abrumar
transitive verb
(agobiar) to overwhelm; (oprimir) to oppress; weigh down; (cansar) to wear out; exhaust
abrumar a algn de trabajo to overload o swamp sb with work; le abrumaron con atenciones they made too much of a fuss of him
pronominal verb
abrumarse (Meteorología) to get foggy; get misty
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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