burlarse de
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burlarse de(
boor
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lahr
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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 ridicule)
a. to mock
El cómico se burlaba del acento sureño del político.The comedian mocked the politician's Southern accent.
b. to tease
Recuerdo que los otros chicos se burlaban de mí por llevar la ropa de mi hermano, que siempre me quedaba grande.I remember the other kids teasing me for wearing my brother's hand-me-downs, which were always too big for me.
c. to make fun of
Algunos compañeros de clase se burlan de ella porque lleva lentes, y eso no está bien.Some of her classmates make fun of her because she wears glasses, and that isn't right.
2. (to scorn)
a. to flout
Despreciar la ley y el parlamento de ese modo es burlarse de la democracia.Despising the law and the Parliament that way is flouting democracy.
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