acalorar
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acalorar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to warm up)
a. to make hot
Tener un calefactor acalora demasiado la habitación.Having a heater makes the room too hot.
acalorarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to become overheated)
a. to get hot
Estoy empezando a acalorarme acá adentro; ¿puedes abrir la ventana?I'm starting to get hot in here; could you open the window, please?
3. (to get angry)
a. to get hot under the collar
Siempre que hablamos de religión mi padre se acalora.Everytime we talk about religion my father gets hot under the collar.
b. to get worked up
Susana tiende a acalorarse cuando sale el tema del dinero.Susana tends to get worked up when the subject of money comes up.
c. to get excited
¿Es que no sabes tratar temas delicados sin acalorarte?Can't you deal with delicate issues without getting excited?
4. (to get intense)
a. to become heated
La discusión familiar se acaloró cuando salió el tema de la herencia.The family discussion became heated when the topic of inheritance came up.
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acalorar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (dar calor)
a. to (make) warm
2. (excitar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
acalorar a alguiento make somebody hot under the collar
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (sentir más calor)
a. to get hot
4. (excitarse)
a. to get hot under the collar
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acalorar
transitive verb
1 (calentar) to make hot; warm up; (sobrecalentar) to overheat
2 (enardecer) to inflame; excite; [+pasiones] to inflame; [+audiencia] to work up; [+ambición] to stir up; encourage
pronominal verb
acalorarse
1 (sofocarse) to get hot; become overheated
2 (enardecerse) [+persona] (al actuar) to get excited; get worked up;por about; (al hablar) to get worked up; [+discusión] to become heated
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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