A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
1. (to hasten oneself)
a. to hurry up
Apresúrense o no vamos a llegar a la fiesta a tiempo.Hurry up or we won't get to the party on time.
b. to hurry
Tendrás que apresurarte a llegar a la cocina antes de que la merienda se acabe.You will have to hurry to get to the kitchen before the snacks run out.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to hasten)
a. to hurry
No quiero apresurarlo a tomar una decisión sobre su carrera.I don't want to hurry him into making a decision about his career.
b. to hurry along
Apresuró a sus niños a la escuela para que no llegaran tarde el primer día.She hurried her children along to school so they would not be late on the first day.
c. to speed up
Lo siento, pero es difícil apresurar el paso con estos zapatos de tacón.I'm sorry, but it's difficult to speed up my pace in these heels.
d. to quicken
Un poco de calor debe apresurar el proceso de fusión.A little bit of heat should quicken the melting process.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to hurry along, to speed up
apresurar a alguien para que haga algoto try to make somebody do something more quickly
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to hurry
apresurarse a hacer algoto rush to do something
se apresuró a aclarar que no sabía nadashe was quick to point out that she knew nothing
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transitive verb
(dar prisa a) to hurry; hurry along; (acelerar) to speed up; [+paso] to quicken;
pronominal verb
apresurarse to hurry; make haste
apresurarse a o por hacer algo to hurry to do sth; me apresuré a sugerir que ... I hastily suggested that ...; I hastened to suggest that ...
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