apestar

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apestar(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to smell bad)
a. to stink
Tus medias y zapatillas apestan. Lávalas, por favor.Your socks and your sneakers stink. Please wash them.
b. to reek
Abre las ventanas. El cuarto apesta a humedad.Open the windows. The room reeks of mustiness.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to make smell bad)
a. to stink up
Estás apestando la casa con el vaporizador.You're stinking up the house with your vape.
b. to stink out (United Kingdom)
¡Tu pescado me está apestando el refrigerador!Your fish is stinking out the fridge!
3. (to transmit the plague)
a. to infect with the plague
Sáquenlo de aquí o apestará a los demás pacientes.Take him away or he'll infect the other patients with the plague.
apestarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (botany)
a. to be blighted
Las plantas se apestaron y murieron.The plants became blighted and died.
5. (to contract the plague)
a. to catch the plague
Los cadáveres de las personas que se habían apestado eran incinerados.The corpses of the people who caught the plague were burned.
6. (to contract a disease)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. to catch
Mi hija se apestó en la escuela cuando empezó el invierno.My daughter caught a cold in school when winter began.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to be unsuccessful)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to fall through
El plan de fuga de los prisioneros se apestó y fueron capturados.The prisoners' escape plan fell through and they were captured.
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apestar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. to stink
huele que apestait stinks to high heaven
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (hacer que huela mal)
a. to stink out
3. (contagiar la peste)
a. to infect with the plague
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apestar
transitive verb
1 (Med) to infect with the plague; (with the plague)
2 (con olor) to stink out
3 (corromper) to corrupt; spoil; vitiate (formal); (molestar) to plague; harass; (repugnar) to sicken; nauseate
intransitive verb
to stink; reek;a of;
pronominal verb
apestarse
1 (Med) (con la peste) to catch the plague; (And) (S. Cone) (resfriarse) to catch a cold
2 (Botánica) to be blighted
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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