asustar

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asustar(
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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 cause fear)
a. to frighten
El perro asustó a los niños.The dog frightened the children.
b. to scare
Enciende una vela para asustar a los demonios.Light a candle to scare the demons.
2. (to alarm)
a. to startle
Un grito espeluznante la asustó mientras dormía.A bloodcurdling scream startled her awake.
asustarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to experience fear)
a. to get frightened
Nos asustamos muchísimo con la explosión de la bomba.We got terribly frightened when the bomb went off.
b. to be frightened
¡No te asustes! Son solo truenos.Don't be frightened! It's just thunder.
4. (to experience concern)
a. to get worried
Me asusté cuando me di cuenta de que era tarde y María todavía no había llegado.I got worried when I realized that it was late, and María had not arrived yet.
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asustar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to frighten, to scare
¡me has asustado!you gave me a fright!
me asusta pensar que pueda tener razónthe scary thing is she may be right
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (tener miedo)
a. to be frightened
me asusté al verloI got a shock when I saw him
3. (preocuparse)
a. to get worried
no te asustes, seguro que no le ha pasado nada gravedon't get worried, I'm sure nothing bad has happened to him
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asustar
transitive verb
(causar miedo a) to frighten; scare; (espantar) to alarm; startle;
pronominal verb
asustarse to be frightened; get scared
asustarse de algo to be frightened by sth; get alarmed about sth; ¡no te asustes! don't be alarmed!; asustarse de hacer algo to be afraid o scared o frightened to do sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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