acribillar
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acribillar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cover in wounds)
a. to riddle (with bullets or arrows)
Al principio de la película, dos gánsters entran en un restaurante y acribillan a un hombre a balazos.At the beginning of the movie, two gangsters go into a restaurant and riddle a man with bullets.
b. to pepper (with bullets or arrows)
El coche patrulla fue acribillado a disparos por tres hombres armados.The police car was peppered with gunfire by three armed men.
c. to cover
El psicópata se ensañó con la mujer y la acribilló a puñaladas.The psychopath attacked the woman viciously, covering her with stab wounds.
2. (to cover in bites)
a. to bite all over
Se nos ocurrió montar la tienda junto al lago y nos acribillaron los mosquitos.We had the brilliant idea of pitching the tent by the lake, and the mosquitos bit us all over.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to harass)
a. to bombard
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Los periodistas acribillaron a preguntas a la cantante cuando esta salió de la cárcel.The journalists bombarded the singer with questions when she got out of jail.
b. to pester
Ahora nos acribillarán con propaganda electoral hasta el día de las elecciones.Now they'll pester us with election propaganda until election day.
c. to badger
Estoy acostumbrada a que mis padres me acribillen a preguntas siempre que salgo por la noche.I'm used to my parents badgering me with questions whenever I go out at night.
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acribillar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to perforate, to pepper with holes
acribillar a alguien a balazosto riddle somebody with bullets
me han acribillado los mosquitosthe mosquitoes have bitten me all over
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
acribillar a alguien a preguntasto fire questions at somebody
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acribillar
transitive verb
1 to riddle; pepper
acribillar a balazos to riddle with bullets; acribillar a puñaladas to cover with stab wounds
2 (fastidiar) to pester; badger
acribillar a algn a preguntas to bombard sb with questions
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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