anegar

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anegar(
ah
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neh
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gahr
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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 inundate)
a. to flood
La fuerte lluvia anegó las calles del centro de la ciudad.The heavy rain flooded the streets in the city center.
El aguacero amenazó con anegar algunas viviendas.The heavy rainstorm threatened to flood some houses.
2. (to kill with water)
a. to drown
No riegues demasiado los frutales que los vas a anegar.Don't overwater the fruit trees or you'll drown them.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to overcome)
a. to overwhelm
Diego se veía anegado por la excesiva cantidad de tareas.Diego felt overwhelmed by the excesive number of homework assignments.
anegarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to be inundated)
a. to be flooded
El patio se anegó completamente después del aguacero de anoche.The backyard was completely flooded after last night's downpour.
b. to flood
Se reventó la tubería en el baño y toda la casa se anegó.A pipe burst in the bathroom and the whole house flooded.
5.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to be overcome)
a. to drown
Es mejor hacer un poquito cada día y no anegarse de trabajo justo antes de la fecha límite.It's better to do a little each day and avoid drowning in work right before the deadline.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
En el reportaje, se veían niños huérfanos y hambrientos anegándose en llanto.The report showed orphaned, hungry children in floods of tears.
El bombardeo persiste sin descanso y la zona se anega de sangre.There is no respite in the bombing and the area is bathed in blood.
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anegar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (inundar)
a. to flood
2. (ahogar; planta)
a. to drown
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (inundarse)
a. to flood
sus ojos se anegaron de lágrimastears welled up in his eyes
4. (ahogarse)
a. to drown
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anegar
transitive verb
1 (ahogar) to drown
2 (inundar) to flood; (abrumar) to overwhelm
pronominal verb
anegarse
1 (ahogarse) to drown
2 (inundarse) to flood; be flooded
anegarse en llanto to dissolve into tears
3 (Náutica) to sink; founder
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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