arremeter contra

arremeter contra
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to set upon)
a. to charge at
De pronto el elefante arremetió contra el fotógrafo.Suddenly the elephant charged at the photographer.
b. to charge
La policía antidisturbios arremetió contra los manifestantes y lanzó bombas lacrimógenas.Riot police charged the protesters and fired tear gas shells.
c. to lunge at
El loco arremetió contra la indefensa mujer con un cuchillo.The madman lunged at the helpless woman with a knife.
d. to attack
El tipo arremetió contra mí sin mediar palabra.The guy attacked me without a word.
e. to rush
Una mujer que había en el bar arremetió contra el hombre que portaba el arma y lo sujetó contra el piso.A woman in the bar rushed the man with the gun and tackled him to the floor.
f. to tilt at (jousting)
Don Quijote arremetió contra los molinos de viento.Don Quixote tilted at the windmills.
2. (to criticize strongly)
a. to attack
La directora ejecutiva arremetió contra nuestro departamento por la falta de productividad.The CEO attacked our department for our low productivity.
b. to tear into
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
A Adams le encantaba arremeter contra la iglesia en la prensa.Adams loved to tear into the church in the press.
c. to lay into
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
¿Por qué arremete el profe contra nosotros así? ¡Nosotros no lo hicimos!Why is the teacher laying into us like that? We didn't do it!
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