acongojar

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acongojar(
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kohn
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goh
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hahr
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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 afflict)
a. to distress
La muerte de su profesor de la universidad acongojó a Marta.Marta was distressed by the death of her university professor.
La sola idea de tener que mandar a su hijo al frente acongojaba al general.The mere thought of having to send his son to the front distressed the general.
b. to grieve
La noticia del accidente de tránsito de Juan nos acongojó a todos.The news of Juan's car crash grieved us all.
c. to cause anguish
El no poder ver a su amado la acongojaba.Not being able to see her beloved caused her anguish.
acongojarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to become afflicted)
a. to become distressed
Leticia se acongojó porque su hija no la llamó a la hora que habían estipulado.Leticia became distressed because her daughter didn't call her at the stipulated time.
b. to distress oneself
No te acongojes por problemas del pasado.Don't distress yourself over problems from the past.
c. to feel anguish
Marcos se acongojaba cada vez que pensaba en ella.Marcos felt anguish every time he thought of her.
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acongojar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to distress, to cause anguish to
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to be distressed
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acongojar
transitive verb
to distress; grieve
pronominal verb
acongojarse to become distressed
¡no te acongojes! don't distress yourself!; don't get upset!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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