arremeter

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arremeter(
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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 set upon; used with "contra")
a. to charge at
El toro arremetió contra el torero y lo corneó.The bull charged at the bullfighter and gored him.
b. to attack
El ejército arremetió contra el enemigo.The army attacked the enemy.
c. to lunge at
Se enfureció cuando el gorila no lo dejó entrar y arremetió contra él.He got furious when the bouncer wouldn't let him in and lunged at him.
d. to rush
El guardia de seguridad arremetió contra el ratero y logró detenerlo.The security guard rushed the shoplifter and managed to stop him.
2. (to criticize; used with "contra")
a. to attack
El periodista arremetió contra los que ignoran el sufrimiento de los indigentes.The journalist attacked those who ignore the suffering of the homeless.
b. to tear into
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El artículo arremetió contra el presidente por sus últimas acciones.The article tore into the president for his latest actions.
c. to lay into
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Los ánimos siguen caldeados tras las elecciones y las dos bandas todavía arremeten una contra la otra.Feelings are still running high after the election and the two sides continue to lay into each other.
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arremeter
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a.
arremeter contrato attack
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arremeter
transitive verb
[+caballo] to spur on; spur forward
intransitive verb
1 (atacar) to rush forward; attack
arremeter a o contra algn to attack sb; launch o.s. at sb
arremeter contra algn
el coche arremetió contra la pared the car smashed into the wall
2 (chocar) to offend good taste; shock the eye
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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