arrebatar

arrebatar(
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rreh
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bah
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tahr
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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 take violently)
a. to snatch
El ladrón trató de arrebatarle la cartera a María, pero esta no se dejó.The thief tried to snatch Maria's purse, but she didn't let him.
Cuando Sarah se dio cuenta de que Joe estaba revisando sus mensajes de texto, le arrebató el celular de las manos.When Sarah noticed that Joe was checking her text messages, she snatched the phone from his hands.
2. (to stir)
a. to captivate
Iba caminado por el centro cuando me arrebató un guitarrista con su música.I was walking downtown when I was captivated by a guitarist's music.
arrebatarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to get annoyed)
a. to become furious
Se arrebató y empezó a gritar cuando le dijeron que no le iban a devolver el dinero.He became furious and began to shout when they told him they wouldn't refund his money.
b. to get worked up
Raúl no se puede controlar. Siempre se arrebata por lo más mínimo.Raul can't control himself. He always gets worked up over the smallest things.
c. to get carried away
Marcos se arrebató con su comportamiento perturbador y el maestro lo echó del salón.Marcos got carried away with his disruptive behavior and his teacher kicked him out of class.
4. (culinary)
a. to burn on the outside
Se arrebató la carne. ¡Qué lástima!The meat burned on the outside. What a shame!
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arrebatar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (quitar)
a.
arrebatar algo a alguiento snatch something from somebody
2. (cautivar)
a. to captivate
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (enfurecerse)
a. to get furious
arrebatar
transitive verb
1 (quitar violentamente) to snatch away; wrench;a from; [+vida] to take; [+viento etc] to carry off; carry away; [+persona] to carry away; carry off; abduct (formal)
le arrebató el revólver he snatched the pistol from him; le arrebataron la victoria they snatched victory from under his very nose; arrebatar la vida a algn to take sb's life
2 (conmover) to stir; (cautivar) to captivate; (alegrar) to exhilarate
se dejó arrebatar por su entusiasmo he got carried away by his enthusiasm
3 (Agr) to parch
pronominal verb
arrebatarse
1 (excitarse) to get carried away; get excited
arrebatarse de cólera to be overcome with anger
2 (Culin) to burn; overcook
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