asestar

asestar(
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sehs
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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 inflict)
a. to deal
Tras asestarle un golpe a la mujer, el agresor tiró el cuchillo y huyó.After dealing a hit to the woman, the attacker dropped the knife and ran away.
b. to deliver
Esto le asestará un golpe más a la economía.This will deliver yet another blow to the economy.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Un hombre le asestó una puñalada a Sergio mientras se estaba montando en el carro.A man stabbed Sergio while he was getting into his car.
Laura le asestó un puñetazo al ladrón que intentaba robarle el bolso.Laura punched the thief who was trying to steal her purse.
2. (to shoot)
a. to fire
El policía le asestó un tiro al terrorista.The policeman fired a shot at the terrorist.
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asestar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (golpe)
a. to deal
2. (tiro)
a. to fire
asestar
transitive verb
1 [+arma] to aim;a at, in the direction of; [+tiro] to fire
2 [+golpe] to deal
asestar una puñalada a algn to stab sb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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