aporrear
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aporrear(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to hit repeatedly)
a. to pound
Tienes que tratar el piano con cuidado y no aporrearlo.You have to treat the piano with care and not pound it.
b. to bang on
Cuando mi padre está enojado, aporrea el teclado y hace mucho ruido.When my father is angry, he bangs on the keyboard and makes a lot of noise.
c. to hammer on
El vecino aporreó la puerta para pedir que bajáramos el volumen de la música.My neighbor hammered on the door as a way of asking us to turn down the music.
d. to beat on
¡No aporreas a tu hermanito!Don't beat on your little brother!
aporrearse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to beat)
a. to lay into one another
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Dos hombres empezaron a aporrearse en la discoteca después de discutir.Two men started to lay into one another at the club after arguing.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to fall over) (Andes)
a. to take a tumble
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Laura perdió el equilibrio sobre los patines y se aporreó.Laura lost her balance on the roller skates and took a tumble.
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aporrear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (puerta)
a. to bang on
aporrear el pianoto bang o plonk away on the piano
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aporrear
transitive verb
1 (pegar) to beat; club; (dar una paliza a) to beat up
2 (con el puño) to thump; pound
aporrear el piano to hammer away at the piano
3 (Latinoamérica) (vencer) to beat; defeat
4 (acosar) to bother; pester
pronominal verb
aporrearse (pelearse) to lay into each other; (trabajar) to slave away (familiar); slog (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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