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amenazar

amenazar(
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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 menace)
a. to threaten
El caballero amenazó al enemigo con su espada hasta que se retiró.The knight threatened the enemy with his sword until he stood down.
2. (to give signs of)
a. to threaten
Las nubes grandes y grises amenazaban el pueblo con lluvias fuertes.The large, grey clouds threatened the town with heavy rains.
b. to be in danger of
Ese puente tambaleante amenaza caerse.That rickety bridge is in danger of falling down.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to menace; with "con")
a. to threaten to
El déspota amenazó con acabar con la libertad de prensa.The despot threatened to do away with the freedom of the press.
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
impersonal verb
4. (to give signs of)
a. to look like
Amenaza nieve en esa región.It looks like snow in that region.
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amenazar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (persona)
a. to threaten
amenazar a alguien con hacer algoto threaten somebody with doing something
amenazar a alguien con el despido/de muerteto threaten to sack/kill somebody
2. (dar señales de)
a.
esos nubarrones amenazan lluviathose dark clouds are threatening rain
esa casa amenaza ruinathat house is in danger of collapsing
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
impersonal verb
3. (general)
a.
amenaza lluvia/tormentait looks like it's going to rain/there's going to be a storm
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amenazar
transitive verb
to threaten
amenazar a algn de muerte to threaten to kill sb; me amenazó con despedirme he threatened to fire me; una especie amenazada de extinción a species threatened with extinction; la tarde amenazaba lluvia it looked like rain in the evening; amenazar violencia to threaten violence
intransitive verb
to threaten; impend
amenazar con hacer algo to threaten to do sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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