azotar
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azotar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to punish with a scourge)
a. to whip
¿Sabías que antiguamente azotaban a los ladrones en público?Did you know that in the past thieves were whipped in public?
b. to flog
Hasta no hace mucho aquí todavía se azotaba a los delincuentes.Until recently criminals still used to be flogged here.
2. (to thrash)
a. to spank
Recuerdo que mi abuelo nos azotaba cuando hacíamos algo malo.I remember my grandfather spanking us when we did something wrong.
b. to slap
Santi no va a aprender la lección si lo azotas.Santi won't learn the lesson if you slap him.
3. (to pound)
a. to lash
Desde el acantilado podíamos ver las olas azotando las rocas.From the cliff, we could see the waves lashing the rocks.
b. to batter
El temporal ha azotado grandes áreas de la costa este.The storm has battered large areas of the east coast.
4. (to do heavy damage to)
a. to devastate
Una plaga de langostas ha azotado los campos del norte del país.A plague of locusts has devastated the fields in the north of the country.
5. (to close forcefully)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to slam
Úrsula salió del departamento azotando la puerta.Úrsula left the apartment slamming the door.
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azotar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (pegar, golpear)
a. to beat
2. (en el trasero)
a. to smack, to slap
3. (con látigo)
a. to whip
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
la epidemia azotó la regiónthe region was devastated by the epidemic
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azotar
transitive verb
1 (latigar) to whip; flog; (zurrar) to thrash; spank; (Agr) to beat; [+lluvia, olas] to lash
un viento huracanado azota la costa a hurricane is lashing the coast
2
azotar las calles to loaf around the streets
pronominal verb
azotarse (México) (darse aires) to put on airs; fancy o.s.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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