A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to hassle)
a. to harass
Mi amiga Cecilia demandó a su jefe por acosarla de forma persistente.My friend Cecilia sued her boss for constantly harassing her.
b. to pester
No quiero acosarte o ser un fastidio, pero te seguiré llamando hasta que me des una respuesta.I don't want to pester you or become a nuisance, but I will keep calling you until you give me an answer.
c. to hound
La actriz estaba cansada de tener a los paparazzi acosándola a toda hora.The actress was tired of being hounded by the paparazzi all the time.
2. (to persecute)
a. to hound
Los cazadores acosaron al oso hasta que el animal, cansado y asustado, buscó refugio en un árbol.The hunters hounded the bear until the animal, exhausted and frightened, sought refuge in a tree.
b. to pursue relentlessly
El dictador acosó a sus oponentes hasta que se vieron obligados a salir al exilio.The dictator pursued his opponents until they were forced to go into exile.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (perseguir)
a. to pursue relentlessly
2. (hostigar)
a. to harass
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transitive verb
1 (atosigar) to hound; harass
acosar a algn a preguntas to pester sb with questions; ser acosado sexualmente to suffer (from) sexual harassment; be sexually harassed
Una de cada cinco mujeres suecas [es acosada sexualmente] en su lugar de trabajo. Muchas veces, yo me he sentido acosada sexualmente en el trabajo Un 38 por 100 [ha sido acosado] [ sexualmente,] un 13 por 100 agredido y un 2 por 100 violado.
2 (perseguir) to pursue relentlessly; [+animal] to urge on
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